ArsRSS Calls and Opportunities http://net18reaching.org/artrss/ Current Term Specific News Feed en-us Sat, 30 Jul 2016 03:00:01 -0500 240 <![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Flight Lines”]]> Found: residence

Turbulence.org Commission: Flight Lines by Ellie Irons and Dan Phiffer:

Flight Lines is a computer vision project that monitors the sky not just for customary birds and planes, but rapidly multiplying drones and increasingly frequent extreme weather events. Emerging from an interest in the ecology of the Anthropocene, Flight Lines is an effort to document the skies as they are today, with the knowledge that they are rapidly evolving and have variable characteristics in different locations at different times.

Irons and Phiffer have created a network of cameras across New York City. Each camera location has its own particular ’sky signature’ that is revealed through algorithmic processing, which would otherwise remain invisible. As you watch, your computer renders the videos into a series of silhouetted frames that trace the arcs of objects that move through them; birds, trash, flying machines. The paths generated by this process are its “flight lines.”

Watch the sky, or leave your browser window open while you attend to other tasks. Either way, you will accumulate hours of processed footage that will provide Irons and Phiffer with material for a series of paintings and videos that respond to this aerial ecology.

Flight Lines is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

BIOGRAPHIES

Ellie Irons is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She works in a variety of media, from walks to WIFI to gardening, to reveal how human and nonhuman lives intertwine with other earth systems. Recently she has been an artist in residence at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University.

Recent exhibition venues include Wave Hill, the Queens Botanical Garden, Pioneer Works and the Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture in New York City, Flora Arts and Nature in Bogotá, Colombia, and garden projects at Sure We Can, a redemption center in Bushwick, and 1067 PacificPeople, an art center in Crown Heights. Her recent writing is published in Feral Research, Landscape Architecture Futures, and the Brooklyn Rail.

Ellie teaches part time at the City College of New York and Brown University. She studied Environmental Science and Art at Scripps College in Los Angeles and received her MFA from Hunter College, CUNY.

Dan Phiffer is a new media hacker from California, interested in exploring the cultural dimension of inexpensive communications networks such as voice telephony and the Internet. Dan is currently a fellow at Columbia’s Tow Center of Digital Journalism, and has had projects exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and SFMOMA.

Ellie and Dan have collaborated on a variety of projects over the last ten years, including work with the collaborative group Future Archaeology and individual pieces ranging from public sculptural installations to web sites. They share an interest in the intertwining of technology, ecology, and public access to information.

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14 December 2015, 12:23 pm 3089827667918522a3ca7131a2680320
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Killbox” by Joseph DeLappe, et al]]> Found: residence, award

Turbulence.org Commission: Killbox by Joseph DeLappe (US) and Malath Abbas, Tom deMajo and Albert Elwin (UK) [To "play" the game download the application to your desktop, and make sure your speakers are on.]

Killbox is an online interactive game that critically explores the nature of drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or UAV) warfare, its complexities and consequences. It is an experience that explores the use of technology to transform and extend political and military power, and the abstraction of killing through virtualization.

Modern warfare technology disguises the lethal nature of weapons as they become surgical precision instruments producing ‘clean’ destruction within acceptable limits of “collateral damage.” – Jill Berke*

“Killbox” is the Military term used to describe an area on a grid map that a mission planner designates a target to be destroyed. Kill Box involves audiences in a fictionalized virtual environment based on documented drone strikes in Northern Pakistan (executed via satellite from as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada).

The disintegration of the warrior’s personality is at a very advanced stage. Looking up, he sees the digital display (opto-electronic or holographic) of the windscreen collimator; looking down, the radar screen, the onboard computer, the radio and the video screen, which enables him to follow the terrain with its four or five simultaneous targets; and to monitor his self-navigating Sidewinder missiles fitted with a camera of infra-red guidance system. Paul Virilio **

Killbox is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (USA). Additional funding has been provided by The Phoenix Theatre (Leicester, UK); and The Cutting Room (UK).

BIOGRAPHIES

Joseph DeLappe is an artist/activist with a substantial body of work on the subject of geopolitics and drones and is considered a pioneer in the nascent field of computer games and art. He is a Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Nevada where he directs the Digital Media program. Joseph is lead artist on Kill Box UAV; dealing with concept/content development, theoretical and historical research into drone warfare and primary lead on installation, development of publicity materials and archiving surrounding the project. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance and electromechanical installation have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. In 2006 he began dead-in-iraq, typing consecutively all the names of America’s military casualties from the war in Iraq into the America’s Army first person shooter online recruiting game. DeLappe also created and directs the crowdsourced memorial project, iraqimemorial.org.

Malath Abbas is an independent game designer, artist and producer working on experimental and meaningful games. Since co-founding the award winning studio Quartic Llama, Malath is establishing Scotland’s first game collective and co-working space in order to support a community of independent game makers. His current work includes Kill Box, an online game and interactive installation that critically explores the nature of drone warfare, its complexities and consequences.

Tom deMajo is a digital artist, electronic musician and sound designer, and lead designer for project drone. Tom is responsible for unifying the conceptual, experiential, visual and audio aspects of the project, driving the aesthetics and sound in the game. Tom’s work has covered film, animation, games, sound installations and music. He has toured globally as part of electronic music duo Warp Technique, and is a co-founder of Quartic Llama; independent games company. He was designer, sound designer, composer and artist on the award- winning game “other” made with Malath Abbas and in partnership with the National Theatre Scotland. He has collaborated extensively with artists, practitioners and institutions in Scotland and locally such as National Theatre Scotland, Museum of Scotland, Sink, and recently Hot Chocolate and Scottish Dance Theatre. Tom has been regularly invited to contribute to NEoN Digital Arts Festival, and is Artist in Residence at Fleet Collective in Dundee.

Albert Elwin is an artist and programmer, responsible for developing the underlying code for the PD, networking and implementation of all art objects into the project. Originally from New Zealand, Albert now lives and works in Scotland. He studied Computer Games Technology at the University of Abertay Dundee and his career began when he took part in Abertay’s 2012 Dare To Be Digital competition. Albert co-founded Space Budgie, an independent games studio in 2013 where he lead the development of Glitchspace, a visual programming game, well known for its aesthetic and game design. Albert was invited to talk about Glitchspace at various international game festivals, most notably the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco in 2014. For the last 6 months Albert has been working on a wide range of projects and collaborations; developing digital experiments for testing human depth perception at St. Andrews University, an audio/visual digital instrument based on Harmonographs.

Related Works:

Commission Control by Andy Deck and Joe Dellinger (1997)
Here and Now by David Crawford (1999)
CONtext by Jo-Anne Green (2004)

* From “War on Words: How Language Obscures Violence”
** From “War and Cinema”

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22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[2016 National Juried Exhibit - Frederick, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1150 in awards. Deadline: September 30, 2016

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<![CDATA[Altered States of Collage - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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<![CDATA[Politics Now: the art of sausage making - Chicago Heights, IL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: August 6, 2016

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<![CDATA[LACDA 2016 International Juried Competition - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline
Solo and Group Exhibits. Deadline: August 22, 2016

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<![CDATA[Burnet Art Festival Plein Air Competition and Quick draw - Burnet, TX]]> Found: deadline
$2100+ in prizes. Deadline: August 17, 2016

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<![CDATA[Nature Exhibit - online competition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $1,500 in cash awards. Deadline: August 29, 2016

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<![CDATA[San Pedro Creek Tricentennial Artwork RFQ - San Antonio, TX]]> Found: deadline
$735,000 budget. Deadline: August 12, 2016

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<![CDATA[Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 - South Korea]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
KRW116,000,000 (~101,500 USD) in awards. Deadline: October 31, 2016

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<![CDATA[Images: Fine Art Festival - New Smyrna Beach, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$28,000+ in awards. Deadline: October 26, 2016

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<![CDATA[RED Biennial - Cambridge, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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<![CDATA[Call for Artists]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entry, entr

UNITED in Passion and Pride.
September 10 - October 22, 2016
 
39th Street Gallery/Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood, MD 20722 (Second floor, 39th Street entrance)
This call for visual art is in response to the mass shooting that took the lives of 49 people at the Pulse Night Club, a gay bar in Orlando Florida, in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016.  We are deeply saddened by this attack on the LGBTQ Community and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the people we lost. This tragedy is multi-layered and as such, this call is open to your interpretation of the title and theme. All artists are encouraged to enter work.

The 39th Street Gallery is located in Brentwood Maryland, a quarter mile from the Washington DC Line, in the heart of the Gateway Arts District. The Gateway Arts District strives to be a diverse community that is inclusive to all.
 
Please submit up to 3 pieces (both 2-D and 3-D works will be considered),
Entry Requirements:
1.) All submissions must be sent electronically to be considered.
2.) Images should be submitted in JPEG format, ideally 4" x 6"image size
3.) Any selected work MUST BE READY to Hang, Any pieces selected that arrives not ready to hang will be returned to artist upon delivery
4.) Work should not exceed 60" in any one dimension.
5.) Number and Label all images with the artist's last name and title in the JPEG file (Example: 01_Jones_Untitled.jpeg
6.) Include a corresponding image list with JPEG file name, artwork title, medium, year, size, and price.
 
All work needs to be hand delivered or shipped at the artists expense including prepaid return shipping.  
 
The gallery will not take any commission on sales from this exhibition.
 
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE - Important Dates:
September 10 - October 22, 2016 -- exhibition dates
August  12-- deadline to apply
August 19 -- notifications of acceptance
August 20-27-- shipped artwork to arrive at the gallery
August 27, from 12-3PM -- hand delivered artwork to arrive at the gallery (or by appointment)
September 10, 5 pm - 8 pm -- opening reception
October 22 -- last day of the show
October 23- 27- artwork pick up and shipping (pick up at gallery by appointment)
 
Jurors:
1. John Paradiso, Artist, Curator of Programs, 39th Street Gallery
2. Margaret Boozer, Artist, Founder of Red Dirt Studio
3. Tom Hill, Artist, Senior Advisor, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

For more information please write or call John Paradiso, 202-487-8458. Email: artprograms@gatewaycdc.org

John Paradiso
39th Street Gallery
Curator of Programming 
202-487-8458

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29 July 2016, 3:00 am 9facc61b2c4e07a6344dd70257bfe3c4
<![CDATA[This Friday: Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program Visual Arts Exhibition]]> Found: opportunity, submit

 
Opening Reception
Friday, July 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RSVP here.
DC Commission on Arts and Humanities
200 I (Eye) Street, SE
Main Gallery
Washington, DC 20003
Exhibition closes August 31
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
200 I (Eye) Street SE, Washington DC
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents a  visual arts exhibition featuring some of the District's finest visual artists applying for the FY 2017 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP). Each artist has submitted a piece that represents their body of work and artistic perspective. This exhibition captures the broad scope of the District's dynamic art scene and provides an opportunity for the artists to express their visions directly to the panel of peer reviewers evaluating their applications and to the public

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27 July 2016, 5:00 am 945540b52e12997c635231abe6f82bac
<![CDATA[Opportunities for Artists]]> Found: residency, deadline, juror
Non-DCCAH Calls for Artists (lifted from the DCCAH website:

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26 July 2016, 6:00 pm 512f31cdf4b26cca11e36ac2dcf562e4
<![CDATA[Call for Artists: Shockoe Artspace]]> Found: submissions, submission
Shockoe Artspace’s mission is to provide a vital platform for both student, emerging and professional artists from local and regional backgrounds as well as international. 
We are looking to promote a diverse array of works and exhibitions. Furthermore we exist to cultivate community through various forms and outlets that will deeply impact our city. We think it is vital to generate new and relevant dialogue surrounding the arts of all kinds that stimulates growth in the artist and increases interest and appreciation from patrons and supporters.
Through a diverse array of exhibitions, forums, and open critiques, we hope to extend the already flourishing artistic foundation and culture here in Shockoe Bottom and Richmond as a whole.

Submissions:
Artist submissions are welcomed. Submissions will be reviewed several times a year. If upon review, we have further interest, we will be in touch with you directly. Artists should include a C.V., and artist statement, along with a personal web address and or 5 to 10 jpeg images with captions. Submissions must be emailed to submissions@shockoeartspace.com.

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24 July 2016, 8:26 pm 6596bffe1b0d52b6456e7c48a5fee007
<![CDATA[Opportunity for artists of LA area African ancestry]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Fee: $15

Through the Emerging Artists Program, MoAD (The Museum of the African Diaspora) is committed to providing local LA artists the opportunities to generate and exhibit work reflecting the cultural and artistic richness of the African Diaspora... Bummer that it's just artists from the City of Angels...

The EAP is a call for artists to submit a solo exhibition proposal of their work. Competitive proposals will present innovative artwork to activate the salon space. 

This multipurpose space is the heart of the museum where they hold public programs, education workshops, and events. 

Four final artists will be selected. Each artist will have a 2 month solo show as part of the Emerging Artists Program to display their work in a solo exhibition.
We will hold two information sessions to review the application process and to answer any questions. These sessions will be held on June 1st and June 29th at 6pm in the MoAD salon and include a gallery tour.
Selected artists will be notified on August 31, 2016, after which artists will then work with the exhibitions team at the museum and have 2 months to finalize and prepare work.

http://www.moadsf.org/connect/emerging-artists-program/call-for-emerging-artists/

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22 July 2016, 5:00 am 5ec60e72d8c4b4098d8b9699c243d4a8
<![CDATA[Gallery B accepting applications]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Bethesda Urban Partnership are accepting applications for Gallery B 2017 exhibitions!

This gallery, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda, is available to interested artists and arts organizations for one-month rentals. All media including, but not limited to, painting, photography and sculpture is eligible to use the space. Gallery B does not take a commission on any artwork sold during the exhibition.  
 
We are seeking applications from local artists and arts organizations for month-long exhibitions in 2016. Gallery B has approximately 1,500 sq. feet of available exhibition space. The deadline for submission is July 29, 2016.

To be considered for a solo or group exhibition, and to review the gallery requirements, please
complete this application.
 
Questions?  Please send them an email to artist@bethesda.org.

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20 July 2016, 4:30 am 60d2848acc09810d15141580ea3fc309
<![CDATA[City Paper review and other thoughts...]]> Found: entry, entr
CP art critic John Anderson pops in with a nice review of the current show at American University's Katzen Museum... read it here.

And also just home from a packed, sold out lecture on the show at the Katzen... moderated by the amazing Jack Rasmussen and some excellent questions by AU Prof Adrienne Pine who wrote the very left-wingy but interesting essay for the exhibition's catalog.
There were also some interesting questions to my Colombian peeps Carolina Mayorga, whose performance at the openings, which you can also see on the video at the exhibition, raised a lot of interesting points.

Third use of the word "interesting" in the last two paragraphs.

Muriel Hasbun brought live heart beats from El Salvador, delivered dynamically across cyberspace and played in the background of the discussion... all part of her ever evolving mixed medias presentations.
I discussed what I call "Cuban privilege", which I define (since I invented the term), as the superior attitude that us Cubans have towards all other immigrants to the US.
Notice that I said "all", not just Latin American immigrants (legal or otherwise).
Cuban privilege: Immediate welcome, quick green card status, middle class entry (thanks to a well established and wealthy Cuban-American community infrastructure), educational/cultural inprints, solid familial and clannish unity, and a lack of "victimism" as an attitude.
Of course, that attitude is defined by a set of singularly unique characteristics that defined the Cuban mass migration the the US in the 1960s: a migration of the upper and middle classes, rather than the impoverished poor strata of most historical migrations to the US, a racial welcome of a mostly white immigrant wave, and the fact that most Cubans identify as Republicans certainly didn't hurt.
A far cry from the daily stresses and legal issues that most illegal immigrants face around our region, mostly very poor Central Americans looking North for a better life away from violence and poverty.
The audience gasped when I told them that my father didn't identify as a "Hispanic" or as a "Latino."
"I am a Cuban," he'd say proudly. And when he became a US citizen he changed that to "En mi corazon siempre sere Cubano, pero desde hoy, en mi alma soy Americano." 
Cubans are archaic immigrants... we love this great nation with a passionate, sometimes dangerous love that often clouds our perspectives and opinions. 

Nuff said!

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14 July 2016, 8:24 pm 1a33aea146da0b16c996b0cc985a17d4
<![CDATA[Gen-Y 3.0]]> Found: opportunity, entry, entr
VisArts presents a juried exhibition of artists ages 17 – 27 in the Kaplan Gallery from July 22 – August 28, 2016. The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a professional gallery. Though there are many labels aimed at describing the current generation of 17 to 27 year olds, such as Screenagers, Millennials, and Echo Boomers, VisArts is maintaining the Gen-Y name for its annual juried group exhibition of aspiring artists in this age group.


Drawing, photography, fiber, ceramics, painting, video, sculpture, and interactivity fill the Kaplan Gallery reflecting a variety of approaches to a wide range of content within the context of the digital age.


The 2016 Gen-Y 3.0 artists include: Sobia Ahmad, Katherine Akey, Susie Bae, Amy Berbert, Abbie Fundling, Jared Green, Ashley Ja’nae, Kern Lee, Emmanuel Mones, Richard Munaba, Angelique Nagovskaya, Raheel Raad, Yoon Sun Shin, Qin Tan, and Vivien Wise.

The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a gallery. The exhibition was developed to address this demographic of artists who are seriously making art and have little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery. Many are uncertain about how to proceed with a career in art or what it takes to be an artist. Many are under financial, social and educational pressures that might preclude further study in art. Others are committed to a non-art career track yet are passionate about making art. Most are working under the art world radar of the region. 

A dedicated team of gallery interns and volunteers plan and realize the annual juried exhibition with guidance from the VisArts gallery staff.  “From the call for entry to the preparation and installation of the artwork, the entire process is a learning experience- for the first time exhibitors as well as the organizers of the exhibition,” says Main. “Watching this exhibition take shape is inspiring. The interns embrace the vision to seek out the undiscovered young artists in our community. They are passionate about bringing their peers’ artwork into the public light.”

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, July 22 from 7 to 9 PM in the Kaplan Gallery. The reception and exhibition are free to the public.    

Gen-Y 3.0 
July 22 – August 28
Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 7 – 9 PM

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11 July 2016, 4:00 am 867266e18f947777bc0c525803f1846c
<![CDATA[Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications]]> Found: deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award
Don't miss your chance to apply! The deadline for 2017 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications is rapidly approaching. The Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to practicing Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence.

Categories offered for the 2017 Awards are:

  • Classical Music: Composition
  • Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Dance: Choreography
  • Dance: Solo Performance
  • Poetry
  • Visual Arts: Sculpture
  • World Music: Composition
  • World Music: Solo Performance
All applications must be submitted online. Applicants can access the guidelines, application, and other application assistance resources by clicking the "Maryland" tab HERE on Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's website.

The deadline for 2017 applications is 4:30 PM on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Questions about Fellowships? Please review the program guidelines and contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at
kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

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9 July 2016, 2:24 pm a19c437c187a39e2fc5dbce6061fe81e
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Flight Lines”]]> Found: residence

Turbulence.org Commission: Flight Lines by Ellie Irons and Dan Phiffer:

Flight Lines is a computer vision project that monitors the sky not just for customary birds and planes, but rapidly multiplying drones and increasingly frequent extreme weather events. Emerging from an interest in the ecology of the Anthropocene, Flight Lines is an effort to document the skies as they are today, with the knowledge that they are rapidly evolving and have variable characteristics in different locations at different times.

Irons and Phiffer have created a network of cameras across New York City. Each camera location has its own particular ’sky signature’ that is revealed through algorithmic processing, which would otherwise remain invisible. As you watch, your computer renders the videos into a series of silhouetted frames that trace the arcs of objects that move through them; birds, trash, flying machines. The paths generated by this process are its “flight lines.”

Watch the sky, or leave your browser window open while you attend to other tasks. Either way, you will accumulate hours of processed footage that will provide Irons and Phiffer with material for a series of paintings and videos that respond to this aerial ecology.

Flight Lines is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

BIOGRAPHIES

Ellie Irons is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She works in a variety of media, from walks to WIFI to gardening, to reveal how human and nonhuman lives intertwine with other earth systems. Recently she has been an artist in residence at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University.

Recent exhibition venues include Wave Hill, the Queens Botanical Garden, Pioneer Works and the Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture in New York City, Flora Arts and Nature in Bogotá, Colombia, and garden projects at Sure We Can, a redemption center in Bushwick, and 1067 PacificPeople, an art center in Crown Heights. Her recent writing is published in Feral Research, Landscape Architecture Futures, and the Brooklyn Rail.

Ellie teaches part time at the City College of New York and Brown University. She studied Environmental Science and Art at Scripps College in Los Angeles and received her MFA from Hunter College, CUNY.

Dan Phiffer is a new media hacker from California, interested in exploring the cultural dimension of inexpensive communications networks such as voice telephony and the Internet. Dan is currently a fellow at Columbia’s Tow Center of Digital Journalism, and has had projects exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and SFMOMA.

Ellie and Dan have collaborated on a variety of projects over the last ten years, including work with the collaborative group Future Archaeology and individual pieces ranging from public sculptural installations to web sites. They share an interest in the intertwining of technology, ecology, and public access to information.

Turbulence.org
http://turbulence.org

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http://facebook.com/nrpa.org
http://facebook.com/turbulence.org

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14 December 2015, 12:23 pm 3089827667918522a3ca7131a2680320
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Killbox” by Joseph DeLappe, et al]]> Found: residence, award

Turbulence.org Commission: Killbox by Joseph DeLappe (US) and Malath Abbas, Tom deMajo and Albert Elwin (UK) [To "play" the game download the application to your desktop, and make sure your speakers are on.]

Killbox is an online interactive game that critically explores the nature of drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or UAV) warfare, its complexities and consequences. It is an experience that explores the use of technology to transform and extend political and military power, and the abstraction of killing through virtualization.

Modern warfare technology disguises the lethal nature of weapons as they become surgical precision instruments producing ‘clean’ destruction within acceptable limits of “collateral damage.” – Jill Berke*

“Killbox” is the Military term used to describe an area on a grid map that a mission planner designates a target to be destroyed. Kill Box involves audiences in a fictionalized virtual environment based on documented drone strikes in Northern Pakistan (executed via satellite from as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada).

The disintegration of the warrior’s personality is at a very advanced stage. Looking up, he sees the digital display (opto-electronic or holographic) of the windscreen collimator; looking down, the radar screen, the onboard computer, the radio and the video screen, which enables him to follow the terrain with its four or five simultaneous targets; and to monitor his self-navigating Sidewinder missiles fitted with a camera of infra-red guidance system. Paul Virilio **

Killbox is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (USA). Additional funding has been provided by The Phoenix Theatre (Leicester, UK); and The Cutting Room (UK).

BIOGRAPHIES

Joseph DeLappe is an artist/activist with a substantial body of work on the subject of geopolitics and drones and is considered a pioneer in the nascent field of computer games and art. He is a Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Nevada where he directs the Digital Media program. Joseph is lead artist on Kill Box UAV; dealing with concept/content development, theoretical and historical research into drone warfare and primary lead on installation, development of publicity materials and archiving surrounding the project. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance and electromechanical installation have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. In 2006 he began dead-in-iraq, typing consecutively all the names of America’s military casualties from the war in Iraq into the America’s Army first person shooter online recruiting game. DeLappe also created and directs the crowdsourced memorial project, iraqimemorial.org.

Malath Abbas is an independent game designer, artist and producer working on experimental and meaningful games. Since co-founding the award winning studio Quartic Llama, Malath is establishing Scotland’s first game collective and co-working space in order to support a community of independent game makers. His current work includes Kill Box, an online game and interactive installation that critically explores the nature of drone warfare, its complexities and consequences.

Tom deMajo is a digital artist, electronic musician and sound designer, and lead designer for project drone. Tom is responsible for unifying the conceptual, experiential, visual and audio aspects of the project, driving the aesthetics and sound in the game. Tom’s work has covered film, animation, games, sound installations and music. He has toured globally as part of electronic music duo Warp Technique, and is a co-founder of Quartic Llama; independent games company. He was designer, sound designer, composer and artist on the award- winning game “other” made with Malath Abbas and in partnership with the National Theatre Scotland. He has collaborated extensively with artists, practitioners and institutions in Scotland and locally such as National Theatre Scotland, Museum of Scotland, Sink, and recently Hot Chocolate and Scottish Dance Theatre. Tom has been regularly invited to contribute to NEoN Digital Arts Festival, and is Artist in Residence at Fleet Collective in Dundee.

Albert Elwin is an artist and programmer, responsible for developing the underlying code for the PD, networking and implementation of all art objects into the project. Originally from New Zealand, Albert now lives and works in Scotland. He studied Computer Games Technology at the University of Abertay Dundee and his career began when he took part in Abertay’s 2012 Dare To Be Digital competition. Albert co-founded Space Budgie, an independent games studio in 2013 where he lead the development of Glitchspace, a visual programming game, well known for its aesthetic and game design. Albert was invited to talk about Glitchspace at various international game festivals, most notably the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco in 2014. For the last 6 months Albert has been working on a wide range of projects and collaborations; developing digital experiments for testing human depth perception at St. Andrews University, an audio/visual digital instrument based on Harmonographs.

Related Works:

Commission Control by Andy Deck and Joe Dellinger (1997)
Here and Now by David Crawford (1999)
CONtext by Jo-Anne Green (2004)

* From “War on Words: How Language Obscures Violence”
** From “War and Cinema”

Turbulence.org
http://turbulence.org

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http://facebook.com/nrpa.org
http://facebook.com/turbulence.org

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22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[2016 National Juried Exhibit - Frederick, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1150 in awards. Deadline: September 30, 2016

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3f93fdc8de68464ac8eb38e4e06e83bf
<![CDATA[Altered States of Collage - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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c641280932c01eb8af3a0de69e003be5
<![CDATA[Politics Now: the art of sausage making - Chicago Heights, IL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: August 6, 2016

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f5c67bb412f23b9a55468b016fd9e4bf
<![CDATA[LACDA 2016 International Juried Competition - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline
Solo and Group Exhibits. Deadline: August 22, 2016

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bced191419c056c74a99b30b324a3862
<![CDATA[Burnet Art Festival Plein Air Competition and Quick draw - Burnet, TX]]> Found: deadline
$2100+ in prizes. Deadline: August 17, 2016

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13b4837865167fd45c872a55e090f18f
<![CDATA[Nature Exhibit - online competition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $1,500 in cash awards. Deadline: August 29, 2016

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b506559b17348ba0622a848f2e0f4113
<![CDATA[San Pedro Creek Tricentennial Artwork RFQ - San Antonio, TX]]> Found: deadline
$735,000 budget. Deadline: August 12, 2016

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67e6252872197b7b9f7352556d3b8f66
<![CDATA[Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 - South Korea]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
KRW116,000,000 (~101,500 USD) in awards. Deadline: October 31, 2016

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895031effe69cef96cfb068245925212
<![CDATA[Images: Fine Art Festival - New Smyrna Beach, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$28,000+ in awards. Deadline: October 26, 2016

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dc02cc64d9bf00d2391db20076213542
<![CDATA[RED Biennial - Cambridge, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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d2b5acad2ad402180ddd44459222bf89
<![CDATA[Call for Artists]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entry, entr

UNITED in Passion and Pride.
September 10 - October 22, 2016
 
39th Street Gallery/Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood, MD 20722 (Second floor, 39th Street entrance)
This call for visual art is in response to the mass shooting that took the lives of 49 people at the Pulse Night Club, a gay bar in Orlando Florida, in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016.  We are deeply saddened by this attack on the LGBTQ Community and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the people we lost. This tragedy is multi-layered and as such, this call is open to your interpretation of the title and theme. All artists are encouraged to enter work.

The 39th Street Gallery is located in Brentwood Maryland, a quarter mile from the Washington DC Line, in the heart of the Gateway Arts District. The Gateway Arts District strives to be a diverse community that is inclusive to all.
 
Please submit up to 3 pieces (both 2-D and 3-D works will be considered),
Entry Requirements:
1.) All submissions must be sent electronically to be considered.
2.) Images should be submitted in JPEG format, ideally 4" x 6"image size
3.) Any selected work MUST BE READY to Hang, Any pieces selected that arrives not ready to hang will be returned to artist upon delivery
4.) Work should not exceed 60" in any one dimension.
5.) Number and Label all images with the artist's last name and title in the JPEG file (Example: 01_Jones_Untitled.jpeg
6.) Include a corresponding image list with JPEG file name, artwork title, medium, year, size, and price.
 
All work needs to be hand delivered or shipped at the artists expense including prepaid return shipping.  
 
The gallery will not take any commission on sales from this exhibition.
 
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE - Important Dates:
September 10 - October 22, 2016 -- exhibition dates
August  12-- deadline to apply
August 19 -- notifications of acceptance
August 20-27-- shipped artwork to arrive at the gallery
August 27, from 12-3PM -- hand delivered artwork to arrive at the gallery (or by appointment)
September 10, 5 pm - 8 pm -- opening reception
October 22 -- last day of the show
October 23- 27- artwork pick up and shipping (pick up at gallery by appointment)
 
Jurors:
1. John Paradiso, Artist, Curator of Programs, 39th Street Gallery
2. Margaret Boozer, Artist, Founder of Red Dirt Studio
3. Tom Hill, Artist, Senior Advisor, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

For more information please write or call John Paradiso, 202-487-8458. Email: artprograms@gatewaycdc.org

John Paradiso
39th Street Gallery
Curator of Programming 
202-487-8458

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29 July 2016, 3:00 am 9facc61b2c4e07a6344dd70257bfe3c4
<![CDATA[This Friday: Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program Visual Arts Exhibition]]> Found: opportunity, submit

 
Opening Reception
Friday, July 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RSVP here.
DC Commission on Arts and Humanities
200 I (Eye) Street, SE
Main Gallery
Washington, DC 20003
Exhibition closes August 31
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
200 I (Eye) Street SE, Washington DC
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents a  visual arts exhibition featuring some of the District's finest visual artists applying for the FY 2017 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP). Each artist has submitted a piece that represents their body of work and artistic perspective. This exhibition captures the broad scope of the District's dynamic art scene and provides an opportunity for the artists to express their visions directly to the panel of peer reviewers evaluating their applications and to the public

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27 July 2016, 5:00 am 945540b52e12997c635231abe6f82bac
<![CDATA[Opportunities for Artists]]> Found: residency, deadline, juror
Non-DCCAH Calls for Artists (lifted from the DCCAH website:

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26 July 2016, 6:00 pm 512f31cdf4b26cca11e36ac2dcf562e4
<![CDATA[Call for Artists: Shockoe Artspace]]> Found: submissions, submission
Shockoe Artspace’s mission is to provide a vital platform for both student, emerging and professional artists from local and regional backgrounds as well as international. 
We are looking to promote a diverse array of works and exhibitions. Furthermore we exist to cultivate community through various forms and outlets that will deeply impact our city. We think it is vital to generate new and relevant dialogue surrounding the arts of all kinds that stimulates growth in the artist and increases interest and appreciation from patrons and supporters.
Through a diverse array of exhibitions, forums, and open critiques, we hope to extend the already flourishing artistic foundation and culture here in Shockoe Bottom and Richmond as a whole.

Submissions:
Artist submissions are welcomed. Submissions will be reviewed several times a year. If upon review, we have further interest, we will be in touch with you directly. Artists should include a C.V., and artist statement, along with a personal web address and or 5 to 10 jpeg images with captions. Submissions must be emailed to submissions@shockoeartspace.com.

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24 July 2016, 8:26 pm 6596bffe1b0d52b6456e7c48a5fee007
<![CDATA[Opportunity for artists of LA area African ancestry]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Fee: $15

Through the Emerging Artists Program, MoAD (The Museum of the African Diaspora) is committed to providing local LA artists the opportunities to generate and exhibit work reflecting the cultural and artistic richness of the African Diaspora... Bummer that it's just artists from the City of Angels...

The EAP is a call for artists to submit a solo exhibition proposal of their work. Competitive proposals will present innovative artwork to activate the salon space. 

This multipurpose space is the heart of the museum where they hold public programs, education workshops, and events. 

Four final artists will be selected. Each artist will have a 2 month solo show as part of the Emerging Artists Program to display their work in a solo exhibition.
We will hold two information sessions to review the application process and to answer any questions. These sessions will be held on June 1st and June 29th at 6pm in the MoAD salon and include a gallery tour.
Selected artists will be notified on August 31, 2016, after which artists will then work with the exhibitions team at the museum and have 2 months to finalize and prepare work.

http://www.moadsf.org/connect/emerging-artists-program/call-for-emerging-artists/

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22 July 2016, 5:00 am 5ec60e72d8c4b4098d8b9699c243d4a8
<![CDATA[Gallery B accepting applications]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Bethesda Urban Partnership are accepting applications for Gallery B 2017 exhibitions!

This gallery, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda, is available to interested artists and arts organizations for one-month rentals. All media including, but not limited to, painting, photography and sculpture is eligible to use the space. Gallery B does not take a commission on any artwork sold during the exhibition.  
 
We are seeking applications from local artists and arts organizations for month-long exhibitions in 2016. Gallery B has approximately 1,500 sq. feet of available exhibition space. The deadline for submission is July 29, 2016.

To be considered for a solo or group exhibition, and to review the gallery requirements, please
complete this application.
 
Questions?  Please send them an email to artist@bethesda.org.

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20 July 2016, 4:30 am 60d2848acc09810d15141580ea3fc309
<![CDATA[City Paper review and other thoughts...]]> Found: entry, entr
CP art critic John Anderson pops in with a nice review of the current show at American University's Katzen Museum... read it here.

And also just home from a packed, sold out lecture on the show at the Katzen... moderated by the amazing Jack Rasmussen and some excellent questions by AU Prof Adrienne Pine who wrote the very left-wingy but interesting essay for the exhibition's catalog.
There were also some interesting questions to my Colombian peeps Carolina Mayorga, whose performance at the openings, which you can also see on the video at the exhibition, raised a lot of interesting points.

Third use of the word "interesting" in the last two paragraphs.

Muriel Hasbun brought live heart beats from El Salvador, delivered dynamically across cyberspace and played in the background of the discussion... all part of her ever evolving mixed medias presentations.
I discussed what I call "Cuban privilege", which I define (since I invented the term), as the superior attitude that us Cubans have towards all other immigrants to the US.
Notice that I said "all", not just Latin American immigrants (legal or otherwise).
Cuban privilege: Immediate welcome, quick green card status, middle class entry (thanks to a well established and wealthy Cuban-American community infrastructure), educational/cultural inprints, solid familial and clannish unity, and a lack of "victimism" as an attitude.
Of course, that attitude is defined by a set of singularly unique characteristics that defined the Cuban mass migration the the US in the 1960s: a migration of the upper and middle classes, rather than the impoverished poor strata of most historical migrations to the US, a racial welcome of a mostly white immigrant wave, and the fact that most Cubans identify as Republicans certainly didn't hurt.
A far cry from the daily stresses and legal issues that most illegal immigrants face around our region, mostly very poor Central Americans looking North for a better life away from violence and poverty.
The audience gasped when I told them that my father didn't identify as a "Hispanic" or as a "Latino."
"I am a Cuban," he'd say proudly. And when he became a US citizen he changed that to "En mi corazon siempre sere Cubano, pero desde hoy, en mi alma soy Americano." 
Cubans are archaic immigrants... we love this great nation with a passionate, sometimes dangerous love that often clouds our perspectives and opinions. 

Nuff said!

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14 July 2016, 8:24 pm 1a33aea146da0b16c996b0cc985a17d4
<![CDATA[Gen-Y 3.0]]> Found: opportunity, entry, entr
VisArts presents a juried exhibition of artists ages 17 – 27 in the Kaplan Gallery from July 22 – August 28, 2016. The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a professional gallery. Though there are many labels aimed at describing the current generation of 17 to 27 year olds, such as Screenagers, Millennials, and Echo Boomers, VisArts is maintaining the Gen-Y name for its annual juried group exhibition of aspiring artists in this age group.


Drawing, photography, fiber, ceramics, painting, video, sculpture, and interactivity fill the Kaplan Gallery reflecting a variety of approaches to a wide range of content within the context of the digital age.


The 2016 Gen-Y 3.0 artists include: Sobia Ahmad, Katherine Akey, Susie Bae, Amy Berbert, Abbie Fundling, Jared Green, Ashley Ja’nae, Kern Lee, Emmanuel Mones, Richard Munaba, Angelique Nagovskaya, Raheel Raad, Yoon Sun Shin, Qin Tan, and Vivien Wise.

The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a gallery. The exhibition was developed to address this demographic of artists who are seriously making art and have little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery. Many are uncertain about how to proceed with a career in art or what it takes to be an artist. Many are under financial, social and educational pressures that might preclude further study in art. Others are committed to a non-art career track yet are passionate about making art. Most are working under the art world radar of the region. 

A dedicated team of gallery interns and volunteers plan and realize the annual juried exhibition with guidance from the VisArts gallery staff.  “From the call for entry to the preparation and installation of the artwork, the entire process is a learning experience- for the first time exhibitors as well as the organizers of the exhibition,” says Main. “Watching this exhibition take shape is inspiring. The interns embrace the vision to seek out the undiscovered young artists in our community. They are passionate about bringing their peers’ artwork into the public light.”

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, July 22 from 7 to 9 PM in the Kaplan Gallery. The reception and exhibition are free to the public.    

Gen-Y 3.0 
July 22 – August 28
Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 7 – 9 PM

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11 July 2016, 4:00 am 867266e18f947777bc0c525803f1846c
<![CDATA[Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications]]> Found: deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award
Don't miss your chance to apply! The deadline for 2017 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications is rapidly approaching. The Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to practicing Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence.

Categories offered for the 2017 Awards are:

  • Classical Music: Composition
  • Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Dance: Choreography
  • Dance: Solo Performance
  • Poetry
  • Visual Arts: Sculpture
  • World Music: Composition
  • World Music: Solo Performance
All applications must be submitted online. Applicants can access the guidelines, application, and other application assistance resources by clicking the "Maryland" tab HERE on Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's website.

The deadline for 2017 applications is 4:30 PM on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Questions about Fellowships? Please review the program guidelines and contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at
kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

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9 July 2016, 2:24 pm a19c437c187a39e2fc5dbce6061fe81e
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Flight Lines”]]> Found: residence

Turbulence.org Commission: Flight Lines by Ellie Irons and Dan Phiffer:

Flight Lines is a computer vision project that monitors the sky not just for customary birds and planes, but rapidly multiplying drones and increasingly frequent extreme weather events. Emerging from an interest in the ecology of the Anthropocene, Flight Lines is an effort to document the skies as they are today, with the knowledge that they are rapidly evolving and have variable characteristics in different locations at different times.

Irons and Phiffer have created a network of cameras across New York City. Each camera location has its own particular ’sky signature’ that is revealed through algorithmic processing, which would otherwise remain invisible. As you watch, your computer renders the videos into a series of silhouetted frames that trace the arcs of objects that move through them; birds, trash, flying machines. The paths generated by this process are its “flight lines.”

Watch the sky, or leave your browser window open while you attend to other tasks. Either way, you will accumulate hours of processed footage that will provide Irons and Phiffer with material for a series of paintings and videos that respond to this aerial ecology.

Flight Lines is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

BIOGRAPHIES

Ellie Irons is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She works in a variety of media, from walks to WIFI to gardening, to reveal how human and nonhuman lives intertwine with other earth systems. Recently she has been an artist in residence at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University.

Recent exhibition venues include Wave Hill, the Queens Botanical Garden, Pioneer Works and the Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture in New York City, Flora Arts and Nature in Bogotá, Colombia, and garden projects at Sure We Can, a redemption center in Bushwick, and 1067 PacificPeople, an art center in Crown Heights. Her recent writing is published in Feral Research, Landscape Architecture Futures, and the Brooklyn Rail.

Ellie teaches part time at the City College of New York and Brown University. She studied Environmental Science and Art at Scripps College in Los Angeles and received her MFA from Hunter College, CUNY.

Dan Phiffer is a new media hacker from California, interested in exploring the cultural dimension of inexpensive communications networks such as voice telephony and the Internet. Dan is currently a fellow at Columbia’s Tow Center of Digital Journalism, and has had projects exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and SFMOMA.

Ellie and Dan have collaborated on a variety of projects over the last ten years, including work with the collaborative group Future Archaeology and individual pieces ranging from public sculptural installations to web sites. They share an interest in the intertwining of technology, ecology, and public access to information.

Turbulence.org
http://turbulence.org

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14 December 2015, 12:23 pm 3089827667918522a3ca7131a2680320
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Killbox” by Joseph DeLappe, et al]]> Found: residence, award

Turbulence.org Commission: Killbox by Joseph DeLappe (US) and Malath Abbas, Tom deMajo and Albert Elwin (UK) [To "play" the game download the application to your desktop, and make sure your speakers are on.]

Killbox is an online interactive game that critically explores the nature of drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or UAV) warfare, its complexities and consequences. It is an experience that explores the use of technology to transform and extend political and military power, and the abstraction of killing through virtualization.

Modern warfare technology disguises the lethal nature of weapons as they become surgical precision instruments producing ‘clean’ destruction within acceptable limits of “collateral damage.” – Jill Berke*

“Killbox” is the Military term used to describe an area on a grid map that a mission planner designates a target to be destroyed. Kill Box involves audiences in a fictionalized virtual environment based on documented drone strikes in Northern Pakistan (executed via satellite from as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada).

The disintegration of the warrior’s personality is at a very advanced stage. Looking up, he sees the digital display (opto-electronic or holographic) of the windscreen collimator; looking down, the radar screen, the onboard computer, the radio and the video screen, which enables him to follow the terrain with its four or five simultaneous targets; and to monitor his self-navigating Sidewinder missiles fitted with a camera of infra-red guidance system. Paul Virilio **

Killbox is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (USA). Additional funding has been provided by The Phoenix Theatre (Leicester, UK); and The Cutting Room (UK).

BIOGRAPHIES

Joseph DeLappe is an artist/activist with a substantial body of work on the subject of geopolitics and drones and is considered a pioneer in the nascent field of computer games and art. He is a Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Nevada where he directs the Digital Media program. Joseph is lead artist on Kill Box UAV; dealing with concept/content development, theoretical and historical research into drone warfare and primary lead on installation, development of publicity materials and archiving surrounding the project. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance and electromechanical installation have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. In 2006 he began dead-in-iraq, typing consecutively all the names of America’s military casualties from the war in Iraq into the America’s Army first person shooter online recruiting game. DeLappe also created and directs the crowdsourced memorial project, iraqimemorial.org.

Malath Abbas is an independent game designer, artist and producer working on experimental and meaningful games. Since co-founding the award winning studio Quartic Llama, Malath is establishing Scotland’s first game collective and co-working space in order to support a community of independent game makers. His current work includes Kill Box, an online game and interactive installation that critically explores the nature of drone warfare, its complexities and consequences.

Tom deMajo is a digital artist, electronic musician and sound designer, and lead designer for project drone. Tom is responsible for unifying the conceptual, experiential, visual and audio aspects of the project, driving the aesthetics and sound in the game. Tom’s work has covered film, animation, games, sound installations and music. He has toured globally as part of electronic music duo Warp Technique, and is a co-founder of Quartic Llama; independent games company. He was designer, sound designer, composer and artist on the award- winning game “other” made with Malath Abbas and in partnership with the National Theatre Scotland. He has collaborated extensively with artists, practitioners and institutions in Scotland and locally such as National Theatre Scotland, Museum of Scotland, Sink, and recently Hot Chocolate and Scottish Dance Theatre. Tom has been regularly invited to contribute to NEoN Digital Arts Festival, and is Artist in Residence at Fleet Collective in Dundee.

Albert Elwin is an artist and programmer, responsible for developing the underlying code for the PD, networking and implementation of all art objects into the project. Originally from New Zealand, Albert now lives and works in Scotland. He studied Computer Games Technology at the University of Abertay Dundee and his career began when he took part in Abertay’s 2012 Dare To Be Digital competition. Albert co-founded Space Budgie, an independent games studio in 2013 where he lead the development of Glitchspace, a visual programming game, well known for its aesthetic and game design. Albert was invited to talk about Glitchspace at various international game festivals, most notably the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco in 2014. For the last 6 months Albert has been working on a wide range of projects and collaborations; developing digital experiments for testing human depth perception at St. Andrews University, an audio/visual digital instrument based on Harmonographs.

Related Works:

Commission Control by Andy Deck and Joe Dellinger (1997)
Here and Now by David Crawford (1999)
CONtext by Jo-Anne Green (2004)

* From “War on Words: How Language Obscures Violence”
** From “War and Cinema”

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22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[2016 National Juried Exhibit - Frederick, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1150 in awards. Deadline: September 30, 2016

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3f93fdc8de68464ac8eb38e4e06e83bf
<![CDATA[Altered States of Collage - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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c641280932c01eb8af3a0de69e003be5
<![CDATA[Politics Now: the art of sausage making - Chicago Heights, IL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: August 6, 2016

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f5c67bb412f23b9a55468b016fd9e4bf
<![CDATA[LACDA 2016 International Juried Competition - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline
Solo and Group Exhibits. Deadline: August 22, 2016

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bced191419c056c74a99b30b324a3862
<![CDATA[Burnet Art Festival Plein Air Competition and Quick draw - Burnet, TX]]> Found: deadline
$2100+ in prizes. Deadline: August 17, 2016

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13b4837865167fd45c872a55e090f18f
<![CDATA[Nature Exhibit - online competition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $1,500 in cash awards. Deadline: August 29, 2016

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b506559b17348ba0622a848f2e0f4113
<![CDATA[San Pedro Creek Tricentennial Artwork RFQ - San Antonio, TX]]> Found: deadline
$735,000 budget. Deadline: August 12, 2016

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67e6252872197b7b9f7352556d3b8f66
<![CDATA[Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 - South Korea]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
KRW116,000,000 (~101,500 USD) in awards. Deadline: October 31, 2016

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895031effe69cef96cfb068245925212
<![CDATA[Images: Fine Art Festival - New Smyrna Beach, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$28,000+ in awards. Deadline: October 26, 2016

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dc02cc64d9bf00d2391db20076213542
<![CDATA[RED Biennial - Cambridge, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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d2b5acad2ad402180ddd44459222bf89
<![CDATA[Call for Artists]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entry, entr

UNITED in Passion and Pride.
September 10 - October 22, 2016
 
39th Street Gallery/Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood, MD 20722 (Second floor, 39th Street entrance)
This call for visual art is in response to the mass shooting that took the lives of 49 people at the Pulse Night Club, a gay bar in Orlando Florida, in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016.  We are deeply saddened by this attack on the LGBTQ Community and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the people we lost. This tragedy is multi-layered and as such, this call is open to your interpretation of the title and theme. All artists are encouraged to enter work.

The 39th Street Gallery is located in Brentwood Maryland, a quarter mile from the Washington DC Line, in the heart of the Gateway Arts District. The Gateway Arts District strives to be a diverse community that is inclusive to all.
 
Please submit up to 3 pieces (both 2-D and 3-D works will be considered),
Entry Requirements:
1.) All submissions must be sent electronically to be considered.
2.) Images should be submitted in JPEG format, ideally 4" x 6"image size
3.) Any selected work MUST BE READY to Hang, Any pieces selected that arrives not ready to hang will be returned to artist upon delivery
4.) Work should not exceed 60" in any one dimension.
5.) Number and Label all images with the artist's last name and title in the JPEG file (Example: 01_Jones_Untitled.jpeg
6.) Include a corresponding image list with JPEG file name, artwork title, medium, year, size, and price.
 
All work needs to be hand delivered or shipped at the artists expense including prepaid return shipping.  
 
The gallery will not take any commission on sales from this exhibition.
 
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE - Important Dates:
September 10 - October 22, 2016 -- exhibition dates
August  12-- deadline to apply
August 19 -- notifications of acceptance
August 20-27-- shipped artwork to arrive at the gallery
August 27, from 12-3PM -- hand delivered artwork to arrive at the gallery (or by appointment)
September 10, 5 pm - 8 pm -- opening reception
October 22 -- last day of the show
October 23- 27- artwork pick up and shipping (pick up at gallery by appointment)
 
Jurors:
1. John Paradiso, Artist, Curator of Programs, 39th Street Gallery
2. Margaret Boozer, Artist, Founder of Red Dirt Studio
3. Tom Hill, Artist, Senior Advisor, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

For more information please write or call John Paradiso, 202-487-8458. Email: artprograms@gatewaycdc.org

John Paradiso
39th Street Gallery
Curator of Programming 
202-487-8458

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29 July 2016, 3:00 am 9facc61b2c4e07a6344dd70257bfe3c4
<![CDATA[This Friday: Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program Visual Arts Exhibition]]> Found: opportunity, submit

 
Opening Reception
Friday, July 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RSVP here.
DC Commission on Arts and Humanities
200 I (Eye) Street, SE
Main Gallery
Washington, DC 20003
Exhibition closes August 31
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
200 I (Eye) Street SE, Washington DC
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents a  visual arts exhibition featuring some of the District's finest visual artists applying for the FY 2017 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP). Each artist has submitted a piece that represents their body of work and artistic perspective. This exhibition captures the broad scope of the District's dynamic art scene and provides an opportunity for the artists to express their visions directly to the panel of peer reviewers evaluating their applications and to the public

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27 July 2016, 5:00 am 945540b52e12997c635231abe6f82bac
<![CDATA[Opportunities for Artists]]> Found: residency, deadline, juror
Non-DCCAH Calls for Artists (lifted from the DCCAH website:

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26 July 2016, 6:00 pm 512f31cdf4b26cca11e36ac2dcf562e4
<![CDATA[Call for Artists: Shockoe Artspace]]> Found: submissions, submission
Shockoe Artspace’s mission is to provide a vital platform for both student, emerging and professional artists from local and regional backgrounds as well as international. 
We are looking to promote a diverse array of works and exhibitions. Furthermore we exist to cultivate community through various forms and outlets that will deeply impact our city. We think it is vital to generate new and relevant dialogue surrounding the arts of all kinds that stimulates growth in the artist and increases interest and appreciation from patrons and supporters.
Through a diverse array of exhibitions, forums, and open critiques, we hope to extend the already flourishing artistic foundation and culture here in Shockoe Bottom and Richmond as a whole.

Submissions:
Artist submissions are welcomed. Submissions will be reviewed several times a year. If upon review, we have further interest, we will be in touch with you directly. Artists should include a C.V., and artist statement, along with a personal web address and or 5 to 10 jpeg images with captions. Submissions must be emailed to submissions@shockoeartspace.com.

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24 July 2016, 8:26 pm 6596bffe1b0d52b6456e7c48a5fee007
<![CDATA[Opportunity for artists of LA area African ancestry]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Fee: $15

Through the Emerging Artists Program, MoAD (The Museum of the African Diaspora) is committed to providing local LA artists the opportunities to generate and exhibit work reflecting the cultural and artistic richness of the African Diaspora... Bummer that it's just artists from the City of Angels...

The EAP is a call for artists to submit a solo exhibition proposal of their work. Competitive proposals will present innovative artwork to activate the salon space. 

This multipurpose space is the heart of the museum where they hold public programs, education workshops, and events. 

Four final artists will be selected. Each artist will have a 2 month solo show as part of the Emerging Artists Program to display their work in a solo exhibition.
We will hold two information sessions to review the application process and to answer any questions. These sessions will be held on June 1st and June 29th at 6pm in the MoAD salon and include a gallery tour.
Selected artists will be notified on August 31, 2016, after which artists will then work with the exhibitions team at the museum and have 2 months to finalize and prepare work.

http://www.moadsf.org/connect/emerging-artists-program/call-for-emerging-artists/

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22 July 2016, 5:00 am 5ec60e72d8c4b4098d8b9699c243d4a8
<![CDATA[Gallery B accepting applications]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Bethesda Urban Partnership are accepting applications for Gallery B 2017 exhibitions!

This gallery, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda, is available to interested artists and arts organizations for one-month rentals. All media including, but not limited to, painting, photography and sculpture is eligible to use the space. Gallery B does not take a commission on any artwork sold during the exhibition.  
 
We are seeking applications from local artists and arts organizations for month-long exhibitions in 2016. Gallery B has approximately 1,500 sq. feet of available exhibition space. The deadline for submission is July 29, 2016.

To be considered for a solo or group exhibition, and to review the gallery requirements, please
complete this application.
 
Questions?  Please send them an email to artist@bethesda.org.

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20 July 2016, 4:30 am 60d2848acc09810d15141580ea3fc309
<![CDATA[City Paper review and other thoughts...]]> Found: entry, entr
CP art critic John Anderson pops in with a nice review of the current show at American University's Katzen Museum... read it here.

And also just home from a packed, sold out lecture on the show at the Katzen... moderated by the amazing Jack Rasmussen and some excellent questions by AU Prof Adrienne Pine who wrote the very left-wingy but interesting essay for the exhibition's catalog.
There were also some interesting questions to my Colombian peeps Carolina Mayorga, whose performance at the openings, which you can also see on the video at the exhibition, raised a lot of interesting points.

Third use of the word "interesting" in the last two paragraphs.

Muriel Hasbun brought live heart beats from El Salvador, delivered dynamically across cyberspace and played in the background of the discussion... all part of her ever evolving mixed medias presentations.
I discussed what I call "Cuban privilege", which I define (since I invented the term), as the superior attitude that us Cubans have towards all other immigrants to the US.
Notice that I said "all", not just Latin American immigrants (legal or otherwise).
Cuban privilege: Immediate welcome, quick green card status, middle class entry (thanks to a well established and wealthy Cuban-American community infrastructure), educational/cultural inprints, solid familial and clannish unity, and a lack of "victimism" as an attitude.
Of course, that attitude is defined by a set of singularly unique characteristics that defined the Cuban mass migration the the US in the 1960s: a migration of the upper and middle classes, rather than the impoverished poor strata of most historical migrations to the US, a racial welcome of a mostly white immigrant wave, and the fact that most Cubans identify as Republicans certainly didn't hurt.
A far cry from the daily stresses and legal issues that most illegal immigrants face around our region, mostly very poor Central Americans looking North for a better life away from violence and poverty.
The audience gasped when I told them that my father didn't identify as a "Hispanic" or as a "Latino."
"I am a Cuban," he'd say proudly. And when he became a US citizen he changed that to "En mi corazon siempre sere Cubano, pero desde hoy, en mi alma soy Americano." 
Cubans are archaic immigrants... we love this great nation with a passionate, sometimes dangerous love that often clouds our perspectives and opinions. 

Nuff said!

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14 July 2016, 8:24 pm 1a33aea146da0b16c996b0cc985a17d4
<![CDATA[Gen-Y 3.0]]> Found: opportunity, entry, entr
VisArts presents a juried exhibition of artists ages 17 – 27 in the Kaplan Gallery from July 22 – August 28, 2016. The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a professional gallery. Though there are many labels aimed at describing the current generation of 17 to 27 year olds, such as Screenagers, Millennials, and Echo Boomers, VisArts is maintaining the Gen-Y name for its annual juried group exhibition of aspiring artists in this age group.


Drawing, photography, fiber, ceramics, painting, video, sculpture, and interactivity fill the Kaplan Gallery reflecting a variety of approaches to a wide range of content within the context of the digital age.


The 2016 Gen-Y 3.0 artists include: Sobia Ahmad, Katherine Akey, Susie Bae, Amy Berbert, Abbie Fundling, Jared Green, Ashley Ja’nae, Kern Lee, Emmanuel Mones, Richard Munaba, Angelique Nagovskaya, Raheel Raad, Yoon Sun Shin, Qin Tan, and Vivien Wise.

The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a gallery. The exhibition was developed to address this demographic of artists who are seriously making art and have little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery. Many are uncertain about how to proceed with a career in art or what it takes to be an artist. Many are under financial, social and educational pressures that might preclude further study in art. Others are committed to a non-art career track yet are passionate about making art. Most are working under the art world radar of the region. 

A dedicated team of gallery interns and volunteers plan and realize the annual juried exhibition with guidance from the VisArts gallery staff.  “From the call for entry to the preparation and installation of the artwork, the entire process is a learning experience- for the first time exhibitors as well as the organizers of the exhibition,” says Main. “Watching this exhibition take shape is inspiring. The interns embrace the vision to seek out the undiscovered young artists in our community. They are passionate about bringing their peers’ artwork into the public light.”

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, July 22 from 7 to 9 PM in the Kaplan Gallery. The reception and exhibition are free to the public.    

Gen-Y 3.0 
July 22 – August 28
Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 7 – 9 PM

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11 July 2016, 4:00 am 867266e18f947777bc0c525803f1846c
<![CDATA[Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications]]> Found: deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award
Don't miss your chance to apply! The deadline for 2017 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications is rapidly approaching. The Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to practicing Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence.

Categories offered for the 2017 Awards are:

  • Classical Music: Composition
  • Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Dance: Choreography
  • Dance: Solo Performance
  • Poetry
  • Visual Arts: Sculpture
  • World Music: Composition
  • World Music: Solo Performance
All applications must be submitted online. Applicants can access the guidelines, application, and other application assistance resources by clicking the "Maryland" tab HERE on Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's website.

The deadline for 2017 applications is 4:30 PM on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Questions about Fellowships? Please review the program guidelines and contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at
kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

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9 July 2016, 2:24 pm a19c437c187a39e2fc5dbce6061fe81e
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Flight Lines”]]> Found: residence

Turbulence.org Commission: Flight Lines by Ellie Irons and Dan Phiffer:

Flight Lines is a computer vision project that monitors the sky not just for customary birds and planes, but rapidly multiplying drones and increasingly frequent extreme weather events. Emerging from an interest in the ecology of the Anthropocene, Flight Lines is an effort to document the skies as they are today, with the knowledge that they are rapidly evolving and have variable characteristics in different locations at different times.

Irons and Phiffer have created a network of cameras across New York City. Each camera location has its own particular ’sky signature’ that is revealed through algorithmic processing, which would otherwise remain invisible. As you watch, your computer renders the videos into a series of silhouetted frames that trace the arcs of objects that move through them; birds, trash, flying machines. The paths generated by this process are its “flight lines.”

Watch the sky, or leave your browser window open while you attend to other tasks. Either way, you will accumulate hours of processed footage that will provide Irons and Phiffer with material for a series of paintings and videos that respond to this aerial ecology.

Flight Lines is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

BIOGRAPHIES

Ellie Irons is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She works in a variety of media, from walks to WIFI to gardening, to reveal how human and nonhuman lives intertwine with other earth systems. Recently she has been an artist in residence at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University.

Recent exhibition venues include Wave Hill, the Queens Botanical Garden, Pioneer Works and the Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture in New York City, Flora Arts and Nature in Bogotá, Colombia, and garden projects at Sure We Can, a redemption center in Bushwick, and 1067 PacificPeople, an art center in Crown Heights. Her recent writing is published in Feral Research, Landscape Architecture Futures, and the Brooklyn Rail.

Ellie teaches part time at the City College of New York and Brown University. She studied Environmental Science and Art at Scripps College in Los Angeles and received her MFA from Hunter College, CUNY.

Dan Phiffer is a new media hacker from California, interested in exploring the cultural dimension of inexpensive communications networks such as voice telephony and the Internet. Dan is currently a fellow at Columbia’s Tow Center of Digital Journalism, and has had projects exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and SFMOMA.

Ellie and Dan have collaborated on a variety of projects over the last ten years, including work with the collaborative group Future Archaeology and individual pieces ranging from public sculptural installations to web sites. They share an interest in the intertwining of technology, ecology, and public access to information.

Turbulence.org
http://turbulence.org

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14 December 2015, 12:23 pm 3089827667918522a3ca7131a2680320
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Killbox” by Joseph DeLappe, et al]]> Found: residence, award

Turbulence.org Commission: Killbox by Joseph DeLappe (US) and Malath Abbas, Tom deMajo and Albert Elwin (UK) [To "play" the game download the application to your desktop, and make sure your speakers are on.]

Killbox is an online interactive game that critically explores the nature of drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or UAV) warfare, its complexities and consequences. It is an experience that explores the use of technology to transform and extend political and military power, and the abstraction of killing through virtualization.

Modern warfare technology disguises the lethal nature of weapons as they become surgical precision instruments producing ‘clean’ destruction within acceptable limits of “collateral damage.” – Jill Berke*

“Killbox” is the Military term used to describe an area on a grid map that a mission planner designates a target to be destroyed. Kill Box involves audiences in a fictionalized virtual environment based on documented drone strikes in Northern Pakistan (executed via satellite from as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada).

The disintegration of the warrior’s personality is at a very advanced stage. Looking up, he sees the digital display (opto-electronic or holographic) of the windscreen collimator; looking down, the radar screen, the onboard computer, the radio and the video screen, which enables him to follow the terrain with its four or five simultaneous targets; and to monitor his self-navigating Sidewinder missiles fitted with a camera of infra-red guidance system. Paul Virilio **

Killbox is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (USA). Additional funding has been provided by The Phoenix Theatre (Leicester, UK); and The Cutting Room (UK).

BIOGRAPHIES

Joseph DeLappe is an artist/activist with a substantial body of work on the subject of geopolitics and drones and is considered a pioneer in the nascent field of computer games and art. He is a Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Nevada where he directs the Digital Media program. Joseph is lead artist on Kill Box UAV; dealing with concept/content development, theoretical and historical research into drone warfare and primary lead on installation, development of publicity materials and archiving surrounding the project. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance and electromechanical installation have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. In 2006 he began dead-in-iraq, typing consecutively all the names of America’s military casualties from the war in Iraq into the America’s Army first person shooter online recruiting game. DeLappe also created and directs the crowdsourced memorial project, iraqimemorial.org.

Malath Abbas is an independent game designer, artist and producer working on experimental and meaningful games. Since co-founding the award winning studio Quartic Llama, Malath is establishing Scotland’s first game collective and co-working space in order to support a community of independent game makers. His current work includes Kill Box, an online game and interactive installation that critically explores the nature of drone warfare, its complexities and consequences.

Tom deMajo is a digital artist, electronic musician and sound designer, and lead designer for project drone. Tom is responsible for unifying the conceptual, experiential, visual and audio aspects of the project, driving the aesthetics and sound in the game. Tom’s work has covered film, animation, games, sound installations and music. He has toured globally as part of electronic music duo Warp Technique, and is a co-founder of Quartic Llama; independent games company. He was designer, sound designer, composer and artist on the award- winning game “other” made with Malath Abbas and in partnership with the National Theatre Scotland. He has collaborated extensively with artists, practitioners and institutions in Scotland and locally such as National Theatre Scotland, Museum of Scotland, Sink, and recently Hot Chocolate and Scottish Dance Theatre. Tom has been regularly invited to contribute to NEoN Digital Arts Festival, and is Artist in Residence at Fleet Collective in Dundee.

Albert Elwin is an artist and programmer, responsible for developing the underlying code for the PD, networking and implementation of all art objects into the project. Originally from New Zealand, Albert now lives and works in Scotland. He studied Computer Games Technology at the University of Abertay Dundee and his career began when he took part in Abertay’s 2012 Dare To Be Digital competition. Albert co-founded Space Budgie, an independent games studio in 2013 where he lead the development of Glitchspace, a visual programming game, well known for its aesthetic and game design. Albert was invited to talk about Glitchspace at various international game festivals, most notably the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco in 2014. For the last 6 months Albert has been working on a wide range of projects and collaborations; developing digital experiments for testing human depth perception at St. Andrews University, an audio/visual digital instrument based on Harmonographs.

Related Works:

Commission Control by Andy Deck and Joe Dellinger (1997)
Here and Now by David Crawford (1999)
CONtext by Jo-Anne Green (2004)

* From “War on Words: How Language Obscures Violence”
** From “War and Cinema”

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http://turbulence.org

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22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[2016 National Juried Exhibit - Frederick, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1150 in awards. Deadline: September 30, 2016

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<![CDATA[Altered States of Collage - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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<![CDATA[Politics Now: the art of sausage making - Chicago Heights, IL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: August 6, 2016

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<![CDATA[LACDA 2016 International Juried Competition - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline
Solo and Group Exhibits. Deadline: August 22, 2016

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<![CDATA[Burnet Art Festival Plein Air Competition and Quick draw - Burnet, TX]]> Found: deadline
$2100+ in prizes. Deadline: August 17, 2016

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<![CDATA[Nature Exhibit - online competition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $1,500 in cash awards. Deadline: August 29, 2016

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<![CDATA[San Pedro Creek Tricentennial Artwork RFQ - San Antonio, TX]]> Found: deadline
$735,000 budget. Deadline: August 12, 2016

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<![CDATA[Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 - South Korea]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
KRW116,000,000 (~101,500 USD) in awards. Deadline: October 31, 2016

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<![CDATA[Images: Fine Art Festival - New Smyrna Beach, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$28,000+ in awards. Deadline: October 26, 2016

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<![CDATA[RED Biennial - Cambridge, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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<![CDATA[Call for Artists]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entry, entr

UNITED in Passion and Pride.
September 10 - October 22, 2016
 
39th Street Gallery/Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood, MD 20722 (Second floor, 39th Street entrance)
This call for visual art is in response to the mass shooting that took the lives of 49 people at the Pulse Night Club, a gay bar in Orlando Florida, in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016.  We are deeply saddened by this attack on the LGBTQ Community and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the people we lost. This tragedy is multi-layered and as such, this call is open to your interpretation of the title and theme. All artists are encouraged to enter work.

The 39th Street Gallery is located in Brentwood Maryland, a quarter mile from the Washington DC Line, in the heart of the Gateway Arts District. The Gateway Arts District strives to be a diverse community that is inclusive to all.
 
Please submit up to 3 pieces (both 2-D and 3-D works will be considered),
Entry Requirements:
1.) All submissions must be sent electronically to be considered.
2.) Images should be submitted in JPEG format, ideally 4" x 6"image size
3.) Any selected work MUST BE READY to Hang, Any pieces selected that arrives not ready to hang will be returned to artist upon delivery
4.) Work should not exceed 60" in any one dimension.
5.) Number and Label all images with the artist's last name and title in the JPEG file (Example: 01_Jones_Untitled.jpeg
6.) Include a corresponding image list with JPEG file name, artwork title, medium, year, size, and price.
 
All work needs to be hand delivered or shipped at the artists expense including prepaid return shipping.  
 
The gallery will not take any commission on sales from this exhibition.
 
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE - Important Dates:
September 10 - October 22, 2016 -- exhibition dates
August  12-- deadline to apply
August 19 -- notifications of acceptance
August 20-27-- shipped artwork to arrive at the gallery
August 27, from 12-3PM -- hand delivered artwork to arrive at the gallery (or by appointment)
September 10, 5 pm - 8 pm -- opening reception
October 22 -- last day of the show
October 23- 27- artwork pick up and shipping (pick up at gallery by appointment)
 
Jurors:
1. John Paradiso, Artist, Curator of Programs, 39th Street Gallery
2. Margaret Boozer, Artist, Founder of Red Dirt Studio
3. Tom Hill, Artist, Senior Advisor, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

For more information please write or call John Paradiso, 202-487-8458. Email: artprograms@gatewaycdc.org

John Paradiso
39th Street Gallery
Curator of Programming 
202-487-8458

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29 July 2016, 3:00 am 9facc61b2c4e07a6344dd70257bfe3c4
<![CDATA[This Friday: Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program Visual Arts Exhibition]]> Found: opportunity, submit

 
Opening Reception
Friday, July 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RSVP here.
DC Commission on Arts and Humanities
200 I (Eye) Street, SE
Main Gallery
Washington, DC 20003
Exhibition closes August 31
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
200 I (Eye) Street SE, Washington DC
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents a  visual arts exhibition featuring some of the District's finest visual artists applying for the FY 2017 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP). Each artist has submitted a piece that represents their body of work and artistic perspective. This exhibition captures the broad scope of the District's dynamic art scene and provides an opportunity for the artists to express their visions directly to the panel of peer reviewers evaluating their applications and to the public

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27 July 2016, 5:00 am 945540b52e12997c635231abe6f82bac
<![CDATA[Opportunities for Artists]]> Found: residency, deadline, juror
Non-DCCAH Calls for Artists (lifted from the DCCAH website:

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26 July 2016, 6:00 pm 512f31cdf4b26cca11e36ac2dcf562e4
<![CDATA[Call for Artists: Shockoe Artspace]]> Found: submissions, submission
Shockoe Artspace’s mission is to provide a vital platform for both student, emerging and professional artists from local and regional backgrounds as well as international. 
We are looking to promote a diverse array of works and exhibitions. Furthermore we exist to cultivate community through various forms and outlets that will deeply impact our city. We think it is vital to generate new and relevant dialogue surrounding the arts of all kinds that stimulates growth in the artist and increases interest and appreciation from patrons and supporters.
Through a diverse array of exhibitions, forums, and open critiques, we hope to extend the already flourishing artistic foundation and culture here in Shockoe Bottom and Richmond as a whole.

Submissions:
Artist submissions are welcomed. Submissions will be reviewed several times a year. If upon review, we have further interest, we will be in touch with you directly. Artists should include a C.V., and artist statement, along with a personal web address and or 5 to 10 jpeg images with captions. Submissions must be emailed to submissions@shockoeartspace.com.

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24 July 2016, 8:26 pm 6596bffe1b0d52b6456e7c48a5fee007
<![CDATA[Opportunity for artists of LA area African ancestry]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Fee: $15

Through the Emerging Artists Program, MoAD (The Museum of the African Diaspora) is committed to providing local LA artists the opportunities to generate and exhibit work reflecting the cultural and artistic richness of the African Diaspora... Bummer that it's just artists from the City of Angels...

The EAP is a call for artists to submit a solo exhibition proposal of their work. Competitive proposals will present innovative artwork to activate the salon space. 

This multipurpose space is the heart of the museum where they hold public programs, education workshops, and events. 

Four final artists will be selected. Each artist will have a 2 month solo show as part of the Emerging Artists Program to display their work in a solo exhibition.
We will hold two information sessions to review the application process and to answer any questions. These sessions will be held on June 1st and June 29th at 6pm in the MoAD salon and include a gallery tour.
Selected artists will be notified on August 31, 2016, after which artists will then work with the exhibitions team at the museum and have 2 months to finalize and prepare work.

http://www.moadsf.org/connect/emerging-artists-program/call-for-emerging-artists/

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22 July 2016, 5:00 am 5ec60e72d8c4b4098d8b9699c243d4a8
<![CDATA[Gallery B accepting applications]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Bethesda Urban Partnership are accepting applications for Gallery B 2017 exhibitions!

This gallery, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda, is available to interested artists and arts organizations for one-month rentals. All media including, but not limited to, painting, photography and sculpture is eligible to use the space. Gallery B does not take a commission on any artwork sold during the exhibition.  
 
We are seeking applications from local artists and arts organizations for month-long exhibitions in 2016. Gallery B has approximately 1,500 sq. feet of available exhibition space. The deadline for submission is July 29, 2016.

To be considered for a solo or group exhibition, and to review the gallery requirements, please
complete this application.
 
Questions?  Please send them an email to artist@bethesda.org.

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20 July 2016, 4:30 am 60d2848acc09810d15141580ea3fc309
<![CDATA[City Paper review and other thoughts...]]> Found: entry, entr
CP art critic John Anderson pops in with a nice review of the current show at American University's Katzen Museum... read it here.

And also just home from a packed, sold out lecture on the show at the Katzen... moderated by the amazing Jack Rasmussen and some excellent questions by AU Prof Adrienne Pine who wrote the very left-wingy but interesting essay for the exhibition's catalog.
There were also some interesting questions to my Colombian peeps Carolina Mayorga, whose performance at the openings, which you can also see on the video at the exhibition, raised a lot of interesting points.

Third use of the word "interesting" in the last two paragraphs.

Muriel Hasbun brought live heart beats from El Salvador, delivered dynamically across cyberspace and played in the background of the discussion... all part of her ever evolving mixed medias presentations.
I discussed what I call "Cuban privilege", which I define (since I invented the term), as the superior attitude that us Cubans have towards all other immigrants to the US.
Notice that I said "all", not just Latin American immigrants (legal or otherwise).
Cuban privilege: Immediate welcome, quick green card status, middle class entry (thanks to a well established and wealthy Cuban-American community infrastructure), educational/cultural inprints, solid familial and clannish unity, and a lack of "victimism" as an attitude.
Of course, that attitude is defined by a set of singularly unique characteristics that defined the Cuban mass migration the the US in the 1960s: a migration of the upper and middle classes, rather than the impoverished poor strata of most historical migrations to the US, a racial welcome of a mostly white immigrant wave, and the fact that most Cubans identify as Republicans certainly didn't hurt.
A far cry from the daily stresses and legal issues that most illegal immigrants face around our region, mostly very poor Central Americans looking North for a better life away from violence and poverty.
The audience gasped when I told them that my father didn't identify as a "Hispanic" or as a "Latino."
"I am a Cuban," he'd say proudly. And when he became a US citizen he changed that to "En mi corazon siempre sere Cubano, pero desde hoy, en mi alma soy Americano." 
Cubans are archaic immigrants... we love this great nation with a passionate, sometimes dangerous love that often clouds our perspectives and opinions. 

Nuff said!

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14 July 2016, 8:24 pm 1a33aea146da0b16c996b0cc985a17d4
<![CDATA[Gen-Y 3.0]]> Found: opportunity, entry, entr
VisArts presents a juried exhibition of artists ages 17 – 27 in the Kaplan Gallery from July 22 – August 28, 2016. The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a professional gallery. Though there are many labels aimed at describing the current generation of 17 to 27 year olds, such as Screenagers, Millennials, and Echo Boomers, VisArts is maintaining the Gen-Y name for its annual juried group exhibition of aspiring artists in this age group.


Drawing, photography, fiber, ceramics, painting, video, sculpture, and interactivity fill the Kaplan Gallery reflecting a variety of approaches to a wide range of content within the context of the digital age.


The 2016 Gen-Y 3.0 artists include: Sobia Ahmad, Katherine Akey, Susie Bae, Amy Berbert, Abbie Fundling, Jared Green, Ashley Ja’nae, Kern Lee, Emmanuel Mones, Richard Munaba, Angelique Nagovskaya, Raheel Raad, Yoon Sun Shin, Qin Tan, and Vivien Wise.

The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a gallery. The exhibition was developed to address this demographic of artists who are seriously making art and have little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery. Many are uncertain about how to proceed with a career in art or what it takes to be an artist. Many are under financial, social and educational pressures that might preclude further study in art. Others are committed to a non-art career track yet are passionate about making art. Most are working under the art world radar of the region. 

A dedicated team of gallery interns and volunteers plan and realize the annual juried exhibition with guidance from the VisArts gallery staff.  “From the call for entry to the preparation and installation of the artwork, the entire process is a learning experience- for the first time exhibitors as well as the organizers of the exhibition,” says Main. “Watching this exhibition take shape is inspiring. The interns embrace the vision to seek out the undiscovered young artists in our community. They are passionate about bringing their peers’ artwork into the public light.”

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, July 22 from 7 to 9 PM in the Kaplan Gallery. The reception and exhibition are free to the public.    

Gen-Y 3.0 
July 22 – August 28
Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 7 – 9 PM

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11 July 2016, 4:00 am 867266e18f947777bc0c525803f1846c
<![CDATA[Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications]]> Found: deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award
Don't miss your chance to apply! The deadline for 2017 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications is rapidly approaching. The Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to practicing Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence.

Categories offered for the 2017 Awards are:

  • Classical Music: Composition
  • Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Dance: Choreography
  • Dance: Solo Performance
  • Poetry
  • Visual Arts: Sculpture
  • World Music: Composition
  • World Music: Solo Performance
All applications must be submitted online. Applicants can access the guidelines, application, and other application assistance resources by clicking the "Maryland" tab HERE on Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's website.

The deadline for 2017 applications is 4:30 PM on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Questions about Fellowships? Please review the program guidelines and contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at
kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

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9 July 2016, 2:24 pm a19c437c187a39e2fc5dbce6061fe81e
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Flight Lines”]]> Found: residence

Turbulence.org Commission: Flight Lines by Ellie Irons and Dan Phiffer:

Flight Lines is a computer vision project that monitors the sky not just for customary birds and planes, but rapidly multiplying drones and increasingly frequent extreme weather events. Emerging from an interest in the ecology of the Anthropocene, Flight Lines is an effort to document the skies as they are today, with the knowledge that they are rapidly evolving and have variable characteristics in different locations at different times.

Irons and Phiffer have created a network of cameras across New York City. Each camera location has its own particular ’sky signature’ that is revealed through algorithmic processing, which would otherwise remain invisible. As you watch, your computer renders the videos into a series of silhouetted frames that trace the arcs of objects that move through them; birds, trash, flying machines. The paths generated by this process are its “flight lines.”

Watch the sky, or leave your browser window open while you attend to other tasks. Either way, you will accumulate hours of processed footage that will provide Irons and Phiffer with material for a series of paintings and videos that respond to this aerial ecology.

Flight Lines is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

BIOGRAPHIES

Ellie Irons is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She works in a variety of media, from walks to WIFI to gardening, to reveal how human and nonhuman lives intertwine with other earth systems. Recently she has been an artist in residence at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University.

Recent exhibition venues include Wave Hill, the Queens Botanical Garden, Pioneer Works and the Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture in New York City, Flora Arts and Nature in Bogotá, Colombia, and garden projects at Sure We Can, a redemption center in Bushwick, and 1067 PacificPeople, an art center in Crown Heights. Her recent writing is published in Feral Research, Landscape Architecture Futures, and the Brooklyn Rail.

Ellie teaches part time at the City College of New York and Brown University. She studied Environmental Science and Art at Scripps College in Los Angeles and received her MFA from Hunter College, CUNY.

Dan Phiffer is a new media hacker from California, interested in exploring the cultural dimension of inexpensive communications networks such as voice telephony and the Internet. Dan is currently a fellow at Columbia’s Tow Center of Digital Journalism, and has had projects exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and SFMOMA.

Ellie and Dan have collaborated on a variety of projects over the last ten years, including work with the collaborative group Future Archaeology and individual pieces ranging from public sculptural installations to web sites. They share an interest in the intertwining of technology, ecology, and public access to information.

Turbulence.org
http://turbulence.org

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14 December 2015, 12:23 pm 3089827667918522a3ca7131a2680320
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Killbox” by Joseph DeLappe, et al]]> Found: residence, award

Turbulence.org Commission: Killbox by Joseph DeLappe (US) and Malath Abbas, Tom deMajo and Albert Elwin (UK) [To "play" the game download the application to your desktop, and make sure your speakers are on.]

Killbox is an online interactive game that critically explores the nature of drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or UAV) warfare, its complexities and consequences. It is an experience that explores the use of technology to transform and extend political and military power, and the abstraction of killing through virtualization.

Modern warfare technology disguises the lethal nature of weapons as they become surgical precision instruments producing ‘clean’ destruction within acceptable limits of “collateral damage.” – Jill Berke*

“Killbox” is the Military term used to describe an area on a grid map that a mission planner designates a target to be destroyed. Kill Box involves audiences in a fictionalized virtual environment based on documented drone strikes in Northern Pakistan (executed via satellite from as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada).

The disintegration of the warrior’s personality is at a very advanced stage. Looking up, he sees the digital display (opto-electronic or holographic) of the windscreen collimator; looking down, the radar screen, the onboard computer, the radio and the video screen, which enables him to follow the terrain with its four or five simultaneous targets; and to monitor his self-navigating Sidewinder missiles fitted with a camera of infra-red guidance system. Paul Virilio **

Killbox is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (USA). Additional funding has been provided by The Phoenix Theatre (Leicester, UK); and The Cutting Room (UK).

BIOGRAPHIES

Joseph DeLappe is an artist/activist with a substantial body of work on the subject of geopolitics and drones and is considered a pioneer in the nascent field of computer games and art. He is a Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Nevada where he directs the Digital Media program. Joseph is lead artist on Kill Box UAV; dealing with concept/content development, theoretical and historical research into drone warfare and primary lead on installation, development of publicity materials and archiving surrounding the project. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance and electromechanical installation have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. In 2006 he began dead-in-iraq, typing consecutively all the names of America’s military casualties from the war in Iraq into the America’s Army first person shooter online recruiting game. DeLappe also created and directs the crowdsourced memorial project, iraqimemorial.org.

Malath Abbas is an independent game designer, artist and producer working on experimental and meaningful games. Since co-founding the award winning studio Quartic Llama, Malath is establishing Scotland’s first game collective and co-working space in order to support a community of independent game makers. His current work includes Kill Box, an online game and interactive installation that critically explores the nature of drone warfare, its complexities and consequences.

Tom deMajo is a digital artist, electronic musician and sound designer, and lead designer for project drone. Tom is responsible for unifying the conceptual, experiential, visual and audio aspects of the project, driving the aesthetics and sound in the game. Tom’s work has covered film, animation, games, sound installations and music. He has toured globally as part of electronic music duo Warp Technique, and is a co-founder of Quartic Llama; independent games company. He was designer, sound designer, composer and artist on the award- winning game “other” made with Malath Abbas and in partnership with the National Theatre Scotland. He has collaborated extensively with artists, practitioners and institutions in Scotland and locally such as National Theatre Scotland, Museum of Scotland, Sink, and recently Hot Chocolate and Scottish Dance Theatre. Tom has been regularly invited to contribute to NEoN Digital Arts Festival, and is Artist in Residence at Fleet Collective in Dundee.

Albert Elwin is an artist and programmer, responsible for developing the underlying code for the PD, networking and implementation of all art objects into the project. Originally from New Zealand, Albert now lives and works in Scotland. He studied Computer Games Technology at the University of Abertay Dundee and his career began when he took part in Abertay’s 2012 Dare To Be Digital competition. Albert co-founded Space Budgie, an independent games studio in 2013 where he lead the development of Glitchspace, a visual programming game, well known for its aesthetic and game design. Albert was invited to talk about Glitchspace at various international game festivals, most notably the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco in 2014. For the last 6 months Albert has been working on a wide range of projects and collaborations; developing digital experiments for testing human depth perception at St. Andrews University, an audio/visual digital instrument based on Harmonographs.

Related Works:

Commission Control by Andy Deck and Joe Dellinger (1997)
Here and Now by David Crawford (1999)
CONtext by Jo-Anne Green (2004)

* From “War on Words: How Language Obscures Violence”
** From “War and Cinema”

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22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[2016 National Juried Exhibit - Frederick, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1150 in awards. Deadline: September 30, 2016

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<![CDATA[Altered States of Collage - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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<![CDATA[Politics Now: the art of sausage making - Chicago Heights, IL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: August 6, 2016

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<![CDATA[LACDA 2016 International Juried Competition - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline
Solo and Group Exhibits. Deadline: August 22, 2016

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<![CDATA[Burnet Art Festival Plein Air Competition and Quick draw - Burnet, TX]]> Found: deadline
$2100+ in prizes. Deadline: August 17, 2016

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<![CDATA[Nature Exhibit - online competition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $1,500 in cash awards. Deadline: August 29, 2016

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<![CDATA[San Pedro Creek Tricentennial Artwork RFQ - San Antonio, TX]]> Found: deadline
$735,000 budget. Deadline: August 12, 2016

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67e6252872197b7b9f7352556d3b8f66
<![CDATA[Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 - South Korea]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
KRW116,000,000 (~101,500 USD) in awards. Deadline: October 31, 2016

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<![CDATA[Images: Fine Art Festival - New Smyrna Beach, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$28,000+ in awards. Deadline: October 26, 2016

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<![CDATA[RED Biennial - Cambridge, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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<![CDATA[Call for Artists]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entry, entr

UNITED in Passion and Pride.
September 10 - October 22, 2016
 
39th Street Gallery/Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood, MD 20722 (Second floor, 39th Street entrance)
This call for visual art is in response to the mass shooting that took the lives of 49 people at the Pulse Night Club, a gay bar in Orlando Florida, in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016.  We are deeply saddened by this attack on the LGBTQ Community and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the people we lost. This tragedy is multi-layered and as such, this call is open to your interpretation of the title and theme. All artists are encouraged to enter work.

The 39th Street Gallery is located in Brentwood Maryland, a quarter mile from the Washington DC Line, in the heart of the Gateway Arts District. The Gateway Arts District strives to be a diverse community that is inclusive to all.
 
Please submit up to 3 pieces (both 2-D and 3-D works will be considered),
Entry Requirements:
1.) All submissions must be sent electronically to be considered.
2.) Images should be submitted in JPEG format, ideally 4" x 6"image size
3.) Any selected work MUST BE READY to Hang, Any pieces selected that arrives not ready to hang will be returned to artist upon delivery
4.) Work should not exceed 60" in any one dimension.
5.) Number and Label all images with the artist's last name and title in the JPEG file (Example: 01_Jones_Untitled.jpeg
6.) Include a corresponding image list with JPEG file name, artwork title, medium, year, size, and price.
 
All work needs to be hand delivered or shipped at the artists expense including prepaid return shipping.  
 
The gallery will not take any commission on sales from this exhibition.
 
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE - Important Dates:
September 10 - October 22, 2016 -- exhibition dates
August  12-- deadline to apply
August 19 -- notifications of acceptance
August 20-27-- shipped artwork to arrive at the gallery
August 27, from 12-3PM -- hand delivered artwork to arrive at the gallery (or by appointment)
September 10, 5 pm - 8 pm -- opening reception
October 22 -- last day of the show
October 23- 27- artwork pick up and shipping (pick up at gallery by appointment)
 
Jurors:
1. John Paradiso, Artist, Curator of Programs, 39th Street Gallery
2. Margaret Boozer, Artist, Founder of Red Dirt Studio
3. Tom Hill, Artist, Senior Advisor, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

For more information please write or call John Paradiso, 202-487-8458. Email: artprograms@gatewaycdc.org

John Paradiso
39th Street Gallery
Curator of Programming 
202-487-8458

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29 July 2016, 3:00 am 9facc61b2c4e07a6344dd70257bfe3c4
<![CDATA[This Friday: Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program Visual Arts Exhibition]]> Found: opportunity, submit

 
Opening Reception
Friday, July 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RSVP here.
DC Commission on Arts and Humanities
200 I (Eye) Street, SE
Main Gallery
Washington, DC 20003
Exhibition closes August 31
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
200 I (Eye) Street SE, Washington DC
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents a  visual arts exhibition featuring some of the District's finest visual artists applying for the FY 2017 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP). Each artist has submitted a piece that represents their body of work and artistic perspective. This exhibition captures the broad scope of the District's dynamic art scene and provides an opportunity for the artists to express their visions directly to the panel of peer reviewers evaluating their applications and to the public

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27 July 2016, 5:00 am 945540b52e12997c635231abe6f82bac
<![CDATA[Opportunities for Artists]]> Found: residency, deadline, juror
Non-DCCAH Calls for Artists (lifted from the DCCAH website:

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26 July 2016, 6:00 pm 512f31cdf4b26cca11e36ac2dcf562e4
<![CDATA[Call for Artists: Shockoe Artspace]]> Found: submissions, submission
Shockoe Artspace’s mission is to provide a vital platform for both student, emerging and professional artists from local and regional backgrounds as well as international. 
We are looking to promote a diverse array of works and exhibitions. Furthermore we exist to cultivate community through various forms and outlets that will deeply impact our city. We think it is vital to generate new and relevant dialogue surrounding the arts of all kinds that stimulates growth in the artist and increases interest and appreciation from patrons and supporters.
Through a diverse array of exhibitions, forums, and open critiques, we hope to extend the already flourishing artistic foundation and culture here in Shockoe Bottom and Richmond as a whole.

Submissions:
Artist submissions are welcomed. Submissions will be reviewed several times a year. If upon review, we have further interest, we will be in touch with you directly. Artists should include a C.V., and artist statement, along with a personal web address and or 5 to 10 jpeg images with captions. Submissions must be emailed to submissions@shockoeartspace.com.

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24 July 2016, 8:26 pm 6596bffe1b0d52b6456e7c48a5fee007
<![CDATA[Opportunity for artists of LA area African ancestry]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Fee: $15

Through the Emerging Artists Program, MoAD (The Museum of the African Diaspora) is committed to providing local LA artists the opportunities to generate and exhibit work reflecting the cultural and artistic richness of the African Diaspora... Bummer that it's just artists from the City of Angels...

The EAP is a call for artists to submit a solo exhibition proposal of their work. Competitive proposals will present innovative artwork to activate the salon space. 

This multipurpose space is the heart of the museum where they hold public programs, education workshops, and events. 

Four final artists will be selected. Each artist will have a 2 month solo show as part of the Emerging Artists Program to display their work in a solo exhibition.
We will hold two information sessions to review the application process and to answer any questions. These sessions will be held on June 1st and June 29th at 6pm in the MoAD salon and include a gallery tour.
Selected artists will be notified on August 31, 2016, after which artists will then work with the exhibitions team at the museum and have 2 months to finalize and prepare work.

http://www.moadsf.org/connect/emerging-artists-program/call-for-emerging-artists/

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22 July 2016, 5:00 am 5ec60e72d8c4b4098d8b9699c243d4a8
<![CDATA[Gallery B accepting applications]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Bethesda Urban Partnership are accepting applications for Gallery B 2017 exhibitions!

This gallery, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda, is available to interested artists and arts organizations for one-month rentals. All media including, but not limited to, painting, photography and sculpture is eligible to use the space. Gallery B does not take a commission on any artwork sold during the exhibition.  
 
We are seeking applications from local artists and arts organizations for month-long exhibitions in 2016. Gallery B has approximately 1,500 sq. feet of available exhibition space. The deadline for submission is July 29, 2016.

To be considered for a solo or group exhibition, and to review the gallery requirements, please
complete this application.
 
Questions?  Please send them an email to artist@bethesda.org.

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20 July 2016, 4:30 am 60d2848acc09810d15141580ea3fc309
<![CDATA[City Paper review and other thoughts...]]> Found: entry, entr
CP art critic John Anderson pops in with a nice review of the current show at American University's Katzen Museum... read it here.

And also just home from a packed, sold out lecture on the show at the Katzen... moderated by the amazing Jack Rasmussen and some excellent questions by AU Prof Adrienne Pine who wrote the very left-wingy but interesting essay for the exhibition's catalog.
There were also some interesting questions to my Colombian peeps Carolina Mayorga, whose performance at the openings, which you can also see on the video at the exhibition, raised a lot of interesting points.

Third use of the word "interesting" in the last two paragraphs.

Muriel Hasbun brought live heart beats from El Salvador, delivered dynamically across cyberspace and played in the background of the discussion... all part of her ever evolving mixed medias presentations.
I discussed what I call "Cuban privilege", which I define (since I invented the term), as the superior attitude that us Cubans have towards all other immigrants to the US.
Notice that I said "all", not just Latin American immigrants (legal or otherwise).
Cuban privilege: Immediate welcome, quick green card status, middle class entry (thanks to a well established and wealthy Cuban-American community infrastructure), educational/cultural inprints, solid familial and clannish unity, and a lack of "victimism" as an attitude.
Of course, that attitude is defined by a set of singularly unique characteristics that defined the Cuban mass migration the the US in the 1960s: a migration of the upper and middle classes, rather than the impoverished poor strata of most historical migrations to the US, a racial welcome of a mostly white immigrant wave, and the fact that most Cubans identify as Republicans certainly didn't hurt.
A far cry from the daily stresses and legal issues that most illegal immigrants face around our region, mostly very poor Central Americans looking North for a better life away from violence and poverty.
The audience gasped when I told them that my father didn't identify as a "Hispanic" or as a "Latino."
"I am a Cuban," he'd say proudly. And when he became a US citizen he changed that to "En mi corazon siempre sere Cubano, pero desde hoy, en mi alma soy Americano." 
Cubans are archaic immigrants... we love this great nation with a passionate, sometimes dangerous love that often clouds our perspectives and opinions. 

Nuff said!

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14 July 2016, 8:24 pm 1a33aea146da0b16c996b0cc985a17d4
<![CDATA[Gen-Y 3.0]]> Found: opportunity, entry, entr
VisArts presents a juried exhibition of artists ages 17 – 27 in the Kaplan Gallery from July 22 – August 28, 2016. The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a professional gallery. Though there are many labels aimed at describing the current generation of 17 to 27 year olds, such as Screenagers, Millennials, and Echo Boomers, VisArts is maintaining the Gen-Y name for its annual juried group exhibition of aspiring artists in this age group.


Drawing, photography, fiber, ceramics, painting, video, sculpture, and interactivity fill the Kaplan Gallery reflecting a variety of approaches to a wide range of content within the context of the digital age.


The 2016 Gen-Y 3.0 artists include: Sobia Ahmad, Katherine Akey, Susie Bae, Amy Berbert, Abbie Fundling, Jared Green, Ashley Ja’nae, Kern Lee, Emmanuel Mones, Richard Munaba, Angelique Nagovskaya, Raheel Raad, Yoon Sun Shin, Qin Tan, and Vivien Wise.

The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a gallery. The exhibition was developed to address this demographic of artists who are seriously making art and have little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery. Many are uncertain about how to proceed with a career in art or what it takes to be an artist. Many are under financial, social and educational pressures that might preclude further study in art. Others are committed to a non-art career track yet are passionate about making art. Most are working under the art world radar of the region. 

A dedicated team of gallery interns and volunteers plan and realize the annual juried exhibition with guidance from the VisArts gallery staff.  “From the call for entry to the preparation and installation of the artwork, the entire process is a learning experience- for the first time exhibitors as well as the organizers of the exhibition,” says Main. “Watching this exhibition take shape is inspiring. The interns embrace the vision to seek out the undiscovered young artists in our community. They are passionate about bringing their peers’ artwork into the public light.”

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, July 22 from 7 to 9 PM in the Kaplan Gallery. The reception and exhibition are free to the public.    

Gen-Y 3.0 
July 22 – August 28
Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 7 – 9 PM

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11 July 2016, 4:00 am 867266e18f947777bc0c525803f1846c
<![CDATA[Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications]]> Found: deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award
Don't miss your chance to apply! The deadline for 2017 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications is rapidly approaching. The Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to practicing Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence.

Categories offered for the 2017 Awards are:

  • Classical Music: Composition
  • Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Dance: Choreography
  • Dance: Solo Performance
  • Poetry
  • Visual Arts: Sculpture
  • World Music: Composition
  • World Music: Solo Performance
All applications must be submitted online. Applicants can access the guidelines, application, and other application assistance resources by clicking the "Maryland" tab HERE on Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's website.

The deadline for 2017 applications is 4:30 PM on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Questions about Fellowships? Please review the program guidelines and contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at
kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

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9 July 2016, 2:24 pm a19c437c187a39e2fc5dbce6061fe81e
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Flight Lines”]]> Found: residence

Turbulence.org Commission: Flight Lines by Ellie Irons and Dan Phiffer:

Flight Lines is a computer vision project that monitors the sky not just for customary birds and planes, but rapidly multiplying drones and increasingly frequent extreme weather events. Emerging from an interest in the ecology of the Anthropocene, Flight Lines is an effort to document the skies as they are today, with the knowledge that they are rapidly evolving and have variable characteristics in different locations at different times.

Irons and Phiffer have created a network of cameras across New York City. Each camera location has its own particular ’sky signature’ that is revealed through algorithmic processing, which would otherwise remain invisible. As you watch, your computer renders the videos into a series of silhouetted frames that trace the arcs of objects that move through them; birds, trash, flying machines. The paths generated by this process are its “flight lines.”

Watch the sky, or leave your browser window open while you attend to other tasks. Either way, you will accumulate hours of processed footage that will provide Irons and Phiffer with material for a series of paintings and videos that respond to this aerial ecology.

Flight Lines is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

BIOGRAPHIES

Ellie Irons is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She works in a variety of media, from walks to WIFI to gardening, to reveal how human and nonhuman lives intertwine with other earth systems. Recently she has been an artist in residence at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University.

Recent exhibition venues include Wave Hill, the Queens Botanical Garden, Pioneer Works and the Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture in New York City, Flora Arts and Nature in Bogotá, Colombia, and garden projects at Sure We Can, a redemption center in Bushwick, and 1067 PacificPeople, an art center in Crown Heights. Her recent writing is published in Feral Research, Landscape Architecture Futures, and the Brooklyn Rail.

Ellie teaches part time at the City College of New York and Brown University. She studied Environmental Science and Art at Scripps College in Los Angeles and received her MFA from Hunter College, CUNY.

Dan Phiffer is a new media hacker from California, interested in exploring the cultural dimension of inexpensive communications networks such as voice telephony and the Internet. Dan is currently a fellow at Columbia’s Tow Center of Digital Journalism, and has had projects exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and SFMOMA.

Ellie and Dan have collaborated on a variety of projects over the last ten years, including work with the collaborative group Future Archaeology and individual pieces ranging from public sculptural installations to web sites. They share an interest in the intertwining of technology, ecology, and public access to information.

Turbulence.org
http://turbulence.org

“Like” us on Facebook:
http://facebook.com/nrpa.org
http://facebook.com/turbulence.org

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14 December 2015, 12:23 pm 3089827667918522a3ca7131a2680320
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Killbox” by Joseph DeLappe, et al]]> Found: residence, award

Turbulence.org Commission: Killbox by Joseph DeLappe (US) and Malath Abbas, Tom deMajo and Albert Elwin (UK) [To "play" the game download the application to your desktop, and make sure your speakers are on.]

Killbox is an online interactive game that critically explores the nature of drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or UAV) warfare, its complexities and consequences. It is an experience that explores the use of technology to transform and extend political and military power, and the abstraction of killing through virtualization.

Modern warfare technology disguises the lethal nature of weapons as they become surgical precision instruments producing ‘clean’ destruction within acceptable limits of “collateral damage.” – Jill Berke*

“Killbox” is the Military term used to describe an area on a grid map that a mission planner designates a target to be destroyed. Kill Box involves audiences in a fictionalized virtual environment based on documented drone strikes in Northern Pakistan (executed via satellite from as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada).

The disintegration of the warrior’s personality is at a very advanced stage. Looking up, he sees the digital display (opto-electronic or holographic) of the windscreen collimator; looking down, the radar screen, the onboard computer, the radio and the video screen, which enables him to follow the terrain with its four or five simultaneous targets; and to monitor his self-navigating Sidewinder missiles fitted with a camera of infra-red guidance system. Paul Virilio **

Killbox is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (USA). Additional funding has been provided by The Phoenix Theatre (Leicester, UK); and The Cutting Room (UK).

BIOGRAPHIES

Joseph DeLappe is an artist/activist with a substantial body of work on the subject of geopolitics and drones and is considered a pioneer in the nascent field of computer games and art. He is a Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Nevada where he directs the Digital Media program. Joseph is lead artist on Kill Box UAV; dealing with concept/content development, theoretical and historical research into drone warfare and primary lead on installation, development of publicity materials and archiving surrounding the project. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance and electromechanical installation have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. In 2006 he began dead-in-iraq, typing consecutively all the names of America’s military casualties from the war in Iraq into the America’s Army first person shooter online recruiting game. DeLappe also created and directs the crowdsourced memorial project, iraqimemorial.org.

Malath Abbas is an independent game designer, artist and producer working on experimental and meaningful games. Since co-founding the award winning studio Quartic Llama, Malath is establishing Scotland’s first game collective and co-working space in order to support a community of independent game makers. His current work includes Kill Box, an online game and interactive installation that critically explores the nature of drone warfare, its complexities and consequences.

Tom deMajo is a digital artist, electronic musician and sound designer, and lead designer for project drone. Tom is responsible for unifying the conceptual, experiential, visual and audio aspects of the project, driving the aesthetics and sound in the game. Tom’s work has covered film, animation, games, sound installations and music. He has toured globally as part of electronic music duo Warp Technique, and is a co-founder of Quartic Llama; independent games company. He was designer, sound designer, composer and artist on the award- winning game “other” made with Malath Abbas and in partnership with the National Theatre Scotland. He has collaborated extensively with artists, practitioners and institutions in Scotland and locally such as National Theatre Scotland, Museum of Scotland, Sink, and recently Hot Chocolate and Scottish Dance Theatre. Tom has been regularly invited to contribute to NEoN Digital Arts Festival, and is Artist in Residence at Fleet Collective in Dundee.

Albert Elwin is an artist and programmer, responsible for developing the underlying code for the PD, networking and implementation of all art objects into the project. Originally from New Zealand, Albert now lives and works in Scotland. He studied Computer Games Technology at the University of Abertay Dundee and his career began when he took part in Abertay’s 2012 Dare To Be Digital competition. Albert co-founded Space Budgie, an independent games studio in 2013 where he lead the development of Glitchspace, a visual programming game, well known for its aesthetic and game design. Albert was invited to talk about Glitchspace at various international game festivals, most notably the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco in 2014. For the last 6 months Albert has been working on a wide range of projects and collaborations; developing digital experiments for testing human depth perception at St. Andrews University, an audio/visual digital instrument based on Harmonographs.

Related Works:

Commission Control by Andy Deck and Joe Dellinger (1997)
Here and Now by David Crawford (1999)
CONtext by Jo-Anne Green (2004)

* From “War on Words: How Language Obscures Violence”
** From “War and Cinema”

Turbulence.org
http://turbulence.org

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http://facebook.com/nrpa.org
http://facebook.com/turbulence.org

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22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[2016 National Juried Exhibit - Frederick, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1150 in awards. Deadline: September 30, 2016

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3f93fdc8de68464ac8eb38e4e06e83bf
<![CDATA[Altered States of Collage - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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c641280932c01eb8af3a0de69e003be5
<![CDATA[Politics Now: the art of sausage making - Chicago Heights, IL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: August 6, 2016

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f5c67bb412f23b9a55468b016fd9e4bf
<![CDATA[LACDA 2016 International Juried Competition - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline
Solo and Group Exhibits. Deadline: August 22, 2016

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bced191419c056c74a99b30b324a3862
<![CDATA[Burnet Art Festival Plein Air Competition and Quick draw - Burnet, TX]]> Found: deadline
$2100+ in prizes. Deadline: August 17, 2016

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13b4837865167fd45c872a55e090f18f
<![CDATA[Nature Exhibit - online competition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $1,500 in cash awards. Deadline: August 29, 2016

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b506559b17348ba0622a848f2e0f4113
<![CDATA[San Pedro Creek Tricentennial Artwork RFQ - San Antonio, TX]]> Found: deadline
$735,000 budget. Deadline: August 12, 2016

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67e6252872197b7b9f7352556d3b8f66
<![CDATA[Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 - South Korea]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
KRW116,000,000 (~101,500 USD) in awards. Deadline: October 31, 2016

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895031effe69cef96cfb068245925212
<![CDATA[Images: Fine Art Festival - New Smyrna Beach, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$28,000+ in awards. Deadline: October 26, 2016

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dc02cc64d9bf00d2391db20076213542
<![CDATA[RED Biennial - Cambridge, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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d2b5acad2ad402180ddd44459222bf89
<![CDATA[Call for Artists]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entry, entr

UNITED in Passion and Pride.
September 10 - October 22, 2016
 
39th Street Gallery/Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood, MD 20722 (Second floor, 39th Street entrance)
This call for visual art is in response to the mass shooting that took the lives of 49 people at the Pulse Night Club, a gay bar in Orlando Florida, in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016.  We are deeply saddened by this attack on the LGBTQ Community and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the people we lost. This tragedy is multi-layered and as such, this call is open to your interpretation of the title and theme. All artists are encouraged to enter work.

The 39th Street Gallery is located in Brentwood Maryland, a quarter mile from the Washington DC Line, in the heart of the Gateway Arts District. The Gateway Arts District strives to be a diverse community that is inclusive to all.
 
Please submit up to 3 pieces (both 2-D and 3-D works will be considered),
Entry Requirements:
1.) All submissions must be sent electronically to be considered.
2.) Images should be submitted in JPEG format, ideally 4" x 6"image size
3.) Any selected work MUST BE READY to Hang, Any pieces selected that arrives not ready to hang will be returned to artist upon delivery
4.) Work should not exceed 60" in any one dimension.
5.) Number and Label all images with the artist's last name and title in the JPEG file (Example: 01_Jones_Untitled.jpeg
6.) Include a corresponding image list with JPEG file name, artwork title, medium, year, size, and price.
 
All work needs to be hand delivered or shipped at the artists expense including prepaid return shipping.  
 
The gallery will not take any commission on sales from this exhibition.
 
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE - Important Dates:
September 10 - October 22, 2016 -- exhibition dates
August  12-- deadline to apply
August 19 -- notifications of acceptance
August 20-27-- shipped artwork to arrive at the gallery
August 27, from 12-3PM -- hand delivered artwork to arrive at the gallery (or by appointment)
September 10, 5 pm - 8 pm -- opening reception
October 22 -- last day of the show
October 23- 27- artwork pick up and shipping (pick up at gallery by appointment)
 
Jurors:
1. John Paradiso, Artist, Curator of Programs, 39th Street Gallery
2. Margaret Boozer, Artist, Founder of Red Dirt Studio
3. Tom Hill, Artist, Senior Advisor, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

For more information please write or call John Paradiso, 202-487-8458. Email: artprograms@gatewaycdc.org

John Paradiso
39th Street Gallery
Curator of Programming 
202-487-8458

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29 July 2016, 3:00 am 9facc61b2c4e07a6344dd70257bfe3c4
<![CDATA[This Friday: Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program Visual Arts Exhibition]]> Found: opportunity, submit

 
Opening Reception
Friday, July 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RSVP here.
DC Commission on Arts and Humanities
200 I (Eye) Street, SE
Main Gallery
Washington, DC 20003
Exhibition closes August 31
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
200 I (Eye) Street SE, Washington DC
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents a  visual arts exhibition featuring some of the District's finest visual artists applying for the FY 2017 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP). Each artist has submitted a piece that represents their body of work and artistic perspective. This exhibition captures the broad scope of the District's dynamic art scene and provides an opportunity for the artists to express their visions directly to the panel of peer reviewers evaluating their applications and to the public

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27 July 2016, 5:00 am 945540b52e12997c635231abe6f82bac
<![CDATA[Opportunities for Artists]]> Found: residency, deadline, juror
Non-DCCAH Calls for Artists (lifted from the DCCAH website:

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26 July 2016, 6:00 pm 512f31cdf4b26cca11e36ac2dcf562e4
<![CDATA[Call for Artists: Shockoe Artspace]]> Found: submissions, submission
Shockoe Artspace’s mission is to provide a vital platform for both student, emerging and professional artists from local and regional backgrounds as well as international. 
We are looking to promote a diverse array of works and exhibitions. Furthermore we exist to cultivate community through various forms and outlets that will deeply impact our city. We think it is vital to generate new and relevant dialogue surrounding the arts of all kinds that stimulates growth in the artist and increases interest and appreciation from patrons and supporters.
Through a diverse array of exhibitions, forums, and open critiques, we hope to extend the already flourishing artistic foundation and culture here in Shockoe Bottom and Richmond as a whole.

Submissions:
Artist submissions are welcomed. Submissions will be reviewed several times a year. If upon review, we have further interest, we will be in touch with you directly. Artists should include a C.V., and artist statement, along with a personal web address and or 5 to 10 jpeg images with captions. Submissions must be emailed to submissions@shockoeartspace.com.

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24 July 2016, 8:26 pm 6596bffe1b0d52b6456e7c48a5fee007
<![CDATA[Opportunity for artists of LA area African ancestry]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Fee: $15

Through the Emerging Artists Program, MoAD (The Museum of the African Diaspora) is committed to providing local LA artists the opportunities to generate and exhibit work reflecting the cultural and artistic richness of the African Diaspora... Bummer that it's just artists from the City of Angels...

The EAP is a call for artists to submit a solo exhibition proposal of their work. Competitive proposals will present innovative artwork to activate the salon space. 

This multipurpose space is the heart of the museum where they hold public programs, education workshops, and events. 

Four final artists will be selected. Each artist will have a 2 month solo show as part of the Emerging Artists Program to display their work in a solo exhibition.
We will hold two information sessions to review the application process and to answer any questions. These sessions will be held on June 1st and June 29th at 6pm in the MoAD salon and include a gallery tour.
Selected artists will be notified on August 31, 2016, after which artists will then work with the exhibitions team at the museum and have 2 months to finalize and prepare work.

http://www.moadsf.org/connect/emerging-artists-program/call-for-emerging-artists/

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22 July 2016, 5:00 am 5ec60e72d8c4b4098d8b9699c243d4a8
<![CDATA[Gallery B accepting applications]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Bethesda Urban Partnership are accepting applications for Gallery B 2017 exhibitions!

This gallery, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda, is available to interested artists and arts organizations for one-month rentals. All media including, but not limited to, painting, photography and sculpture is eligible to use the space. Gallery B does not take a commission on any artwork sold during the exhibition.  
 
We are seeking applications from local artists and arts organizations for month-long exhibitions in 2016. Gallery B has approximately 1,500 sq. feet of available exhibition space. The deadline for submission is July 29, 2016.

To be considered for a solo or group exhibition, and to review the gallery requirements, please
complete this application.
 
Questions?  Please send them an email to artist@bethesda.org.

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20 July 2016, 4:30 am 60d2848acc09810d15141580ea3fc309
<![CDATA[City Paper review and other thoughts...]]> Found: entry, entr
CP art critic John Anderson pops in with a nice review of the current show at American University's Katzen Museum... read it here.

And also just home from a packed, sold out lecture on the show at the Katzen... moderated by the amazing Jack Rasmussen and some excellent questions by AU Prof Adrienne Pine who wrote the very left-wingy but interesting essay for the exhibition's catalog.
There were also some interesting questions to my Colombian peeps Carolina Mayorga, whose performance at the openings, which you can also see on the video at the exhibition, raised a lot of interesting points.

Third use of the word "interesting" in the last two paragraphs.

Muriel Hasbun brought live heart beats from El Salvador, delivered dynamically across cyberspace and played in the background of the discussion... all part of her ever evolving mixed medias presentations.
I discussed what I call "Cuban privilege", which I define (since I invented the term), as the superior attitude that us Cubans have towards all other immigrants to the US.
Notice that I said "all", not just Latin American immigrants (legal or otherwise).
Cuban privilege: Immediate welcome, quick green card status, middle class entry (thanks to a well established and wealthy Cuban-American community infrastructure), educational/cultural inprints, solid familial and clannish unity, and a lack of "victimism" as an attitude.
Of course, that attitude is defined by a set of singularly unique characteristics that defined the Cuban mass migration the the US in the 1960s: a migration of the upper and middle classes, rather than the impoverished poor strata of most historical migrations to the US, a racial welcome of a mostly white immigrant wave, and the fact that most Cubans identify as Republicans certainly didn't hurt.
A far cry from the daily stresses and legal issues that most illegal immigrants face around our region, mostly very poor Central Americans looking North for a better life away from violence and poverty.
The audience gasped when I told them that my father didn't identify as a "Hispanic" or as a "Latino."
"I am a Cuban," he'd say proudly. And when he became a US citizen he changed that to "En mi corazon siempre sere Cubano, pero desde hoy, en mi alma soy Americano." 
Cubans are archaic immigrants... we love this great nation with a passionate, sometimes dangerous love that often clouds our perspectives and opinions. 

Nuff said!

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14 July 2016, 8:24 pm 1a33aea146da0b16c996b0cc985a17d4
<![CDATA[Gen-Y 3.0]]> Found: opportunity, entry, entr
VisArts presents a juried exhibition of artists ages 17 – 27 in the Kaplan Gallery from July 22 – August 28, 2016. The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a professional gallery. Though there are many labels aimed at describing the current generation of 17 to 27 year olds, such as Screenagers, Millennials, and Echo Boomers, VisArts is maintaining the Gen-Y name for its annual juried group exhibition of aspiring artists in this age group.


Drawing, photography, fiber, ceramics, painting, video, sculpture, and interactivity fill the Kaplan Gallery reflecting a variety of approaches to a wide range of content within the context of the digital age.


The 2016 Gen-Y 3.0 artists include: Sobia Ahmad, Katherine Akey, Susie Bae, Amy Berbert, Abbie Fundling, Jared Green, Ashley Ja’nae, Kern Lee, Emmanuel Mones, Richard Munaba, Angelique Nagovskaya, Raheel Raad, Yoon Sun Shin, Qin Tan, and Vivien Wise.

The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a gallery. The exhibition was developed to address this demographic of artists who are seriously making art and have little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery. Many are uncertain about how to proceed with a career in art or what it takes to be an artist. Many are under financial, social and educational pressures that might preclude further study in art. Others are committed to a non-art career track yet are passionate about making art. Most are working under the art world radar of the region. 

A dedicated team of gallery interns and volunteers plan and realize the annual juried exhibition with guidance from the VisArts gallery staff.  “From the call for entry to the preparation and installation of the artwork, the entire process is a learning experience- for the first time exhibitors as well as the organizers of the exhibition,” says Main. “Watching this exhibition take shape is inspiring. The interns embrace the vision to seek out the undiscovered young artists in our community. They are passionate about bringing their peers’ artwork into the public light.”

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, July 22 from 7 to 9 PM in the Kaplan Gallery. The reception and exhibition are free to the public.    

Gen-Y 3.0 
July 22 – August 28
Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 7 – 9 PM

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11 July 2016, 4:00 am 867266e18f947777bc0c525803f1846c
<![CDATA[Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications]]> Found: deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award
Don't miss your chance to apply! The deadline for 2017 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications is rapidly approaching. The Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to practicing Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence.

Categories offered for the 2017 Awards are:

  • Classical Music: Composition
  • Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Dance: Choreography
  • Dance: Solo Performance
  • Poetry
  • Visual Arts: Sculpture
  • World Music: Composition
  • World Music: Solo Performance
All applications must be submitted online. Applicants can access the guidelines, application, and other application assistance resources by clicking the "Maryland" tab HERE on Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's website.

The deadline for 2017 applications is 4:30 PM on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Questions about Fellowships? Please review the program guidelines and contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at
kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

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9 July 2016, 2:24 pm a19c437c187a39e2fc5dbce6061fe81e
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Flight Lines”]]> Found: residence

Turbulence.org Commission: Flight Lines by Ellie Irons and Dan Phiffer:

Flight Lines is a computer vision project that monitors the sky not just for customary birds and planes, but rapidly multiplying drones and increasingly frequent extreme weather events. Emerging from an interest in the ecology of the Anthropocene, Flight Lines is an effort to document the skies as they are today, with the knowledge that they are rapidly evolving and have variable characteristics in different locations at different times.

Irons and Phiffer have created a network of cameras across New York City. Each camera location has its own particular ’sky signature’ that is revealed through algorithmic processing, which would otherwise remain invisible. As you watch, your computer renders the videos into a series of silhouetted frames that trace the arcs of objects that move through them; birds, trash, flying machines. The paths generated by this process are its “flight lines.”

Watch the sky, or leave your browser window open while you attend to other tasks. Either way, you will accumulate hours of processed footage that will provide Irons and Phiffer with material for a series of paintings and videos that respond to this aerial ecology.

Flight Lines is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

BIOGRAPHIES

Ellie Irons is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She works in a variety of media, from walks to WIFI to gardening, to reveal how human and nonhuman lives intertwine with other earth systems. Recently she has been an artist in residence at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University.

Recent exhibition venues include Wave Hill, the Queens Botanical Garden, Pioneer Works and the Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture in New York City, Flora Arts and Nature in Bogotá, Colombia, and garden projects at Sure We Can, a redemption center in Bushwick, and 1067 PacificPeople, an art center in Crown Heights. Her recent writing is published in Feral Research, Landscape Architecture Futures, and the Brooklyn Rail.

Ellie teaches part time at the City College of New York and Brown University. She studied Environmental Science and Art at Scripps College in Los Angeles and received her MFA from Hunter College, CUNY.

Dan Phiffer is a new media hacker from California, interested in exploring the cultural dimension of inexpensive communications networks such as voice telephony and the Internet. Dan is currently a fellow at Columbia’s Tow Center of Digital Journalism, and has had projects exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and SFMOMA.

Ellie and Dan have collaborated on a variety of projects over the last ten years, including work with the collaborative group Future Archaeology and individual pieces ranging from public sculptural installations to web sites. They share an interest in the intertwining of technology, ecology, and public access to information.

Turbulence.org
http://turbulence.org

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14 December 2015, 12:23 pm 3089827667918522a3ca7131a2680320
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Killbox” by Joseph DeLappe, et al]]> Found: residence, award

Turbulence.org Commission: Killbox by Joseph DeLappe (US) and Malath Abbas, Tom deMajo and Albert Elwin (UK) [To "play" the game download the application to your desktop, and make sure your speakers are on.]

Killbox is an online interactive game that critically explores the nature of drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or UAV) warfare, its complexities and consequences. It is an experience that explores the use of technology to transform and extend political and military power, and the abstraction of killing through virtualization.

Modern warfare technology disguises the lethal nature of weapons as they become surgical precision instruments producing ‘clean’ destruction within acceptable limits of “collateral damage.” – Jill Berke*

“Killbox” is the Military term used to describe an area on a grid map that a mission planner designates a target to be destroyed. Kill Box involves audiences in a fictionalized virtual environment based on documented drone strikes in Northern Pakistan (executed via satellite from as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada).

The disintegration of the warrior’s personality is at a very advanced stage. Looking up, he sees the digital display (opto-electronic or holographic) of the windscreen collimator; looking down, the radar screen, the onboard computer, the radio and the video screen, which enables him to follow the terrain with its four or five simultaneous targets; and to monitor his self-navigating Sidewinder missiles fitted with a camera of infra-red guidance system. Paul Virilio **

Killbox is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (USA). Additional funding has been provided by The Phoenix Theatre (Leicester, UK); and The Cutting Room (UK).

BIOGRAPHIES

Joseph DeLappe is an artist/activist with a substantial body of work on the subject of geopolitics and drones and is considered a pioneer in the nascent field of computer games and art. He is a Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Nevada where he directs the Digital Media program. Joseph is lead artist on Kill Box UAV; dealing with concept/content development, theoretical and historical research into drone warfare and primary lead on installation, development of publicity materials and archiving surrounding the project. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance and electromechanical installation have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. In 2006 he began dead-in-iraq, typing consecutively all the names of America’s military casualties from the war in Iraq into the America’s Army first person shooter online recruiting game. DeLappe also created and directs the crowdsourced memorial project, iraqimemorial.org.

Malath Abbas is an independent game designer, artist and producer working on experimental and meaningful games. Since co-founding the award winning studio Quartic Llama, Malath is establishing Scotland’s first game collective and co-working space in order to support a community of independent game makers. His current work includes Kill Box, an online game and interactive installation that critically explores the nature of drone warfare, its complexities and consequences.

Tom deMajo is a digital artist, electronic musician and sound designer, and lead designer for project drone. Tom is responsible for unifying the conceptual, experiential, visual and audio aspects of the project, driving the aesthetics and sound in the game. Tom’s work has covered film, animation, games, sound installations and music. He has toured globally as part of electronic music duo Warp Technique, and is a co-founder of Quartic Llama; independent games company. He was designer, sound designer, composer and artist on the award- winning game “other” made with Malath Abbas and in partnership with the National Theatre Scotland. He has collaborated extensively with artists, practitioners and institutions in Scotland and locally such as National Theatre Scotland, Museum of Scotland, Sink, and recently Hot Chocolate and Scottish Dance Theatre. Tom has been regularly invited to contribute to NEoN Digital Arts Festival, and is Artist in Residence at Fleet Collective in Dundee.

Albert Elwin is an artist and programmer, responsible for developing the underlying code for the PD, networking and implementation of all art objects into the project. Originally from New Zealand, Albert now lives and works in Scotland. He studied Computer Games Technology at the University of Abertay Dundee and his career began when he took part in Abertay’s 2012 Dare To Be Digital competition. Albert co-founded Space Budgie, an independent games studio in 2013 where he lead the development of Glitchspace, a visual programming game, well known for its aesthetic and game design. Albert was invited to talk about Glitchspace at various international game festivals, most notably the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco in 2014. For the last 6 months Albert has been working on a wide range of projects and collaborations; developing digital experiments for testing human depth perception at St. Andrews University, an audio/visual digital instrument based on Harmonographs.

Related Works:

Commission Control by Andy Deck and Joe Dellinger (1997)
Here and Now by David Crawford (1999)
CONtext by Jo-Anne Green (2004)

* From “War on Words: How Language Obscures Violence”
** From “War and Cinema”

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22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[2016 National Juried Exhibit - Frederick, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1150 in awards. Deadline: September 30, 2016

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<![CDATA[Altered States of Collage - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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c641280932c01eb8af3a0de69e003be5
<![CDATA[Politics Now: the art of sausage making - Chicago Heights, IL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: August 6, 2016

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f5c67bb412f23b9a55468b016fd9e4bf
<![CDATA[LACDA 2016 International Juried Competition - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline
Solo and Group Exhibits. Deadline: August 22, 2016

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bced191419c056c74a99b30b324a3862
<![CDATA[Burnet Art Festival Plein Air Competition and Quick draw - Burnet, TX]]> Found: deadline
$2100+ in prizes. Deadline: August 17, 2016

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<![CDATA[Nature Exhibit - online competition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $1,500 in cash awards. Deadline: August 29, 2016

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b506559b17348ba0622a848f2e0f4113
<![CDATA[San Pedro Creek Tricentennial Artwork RFQ - San Antonio, TX]]> Found: deadline
$735,000 budget. Deadline: August 12, 2016

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67e6252872197b7b9f7352556d3b8f66
<![CDATA[Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 - South Korea]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
KRW116,000,000 (~101,500 USD) in awards. Deadline: October 31, 2016

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895031effe69cef96cfb068245925212
<![CDATA[Images: Fine Art Festival - New Smyrna Beach, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$28,000+ in awards. Deadline: October 26, 2016

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dc02cc64d9bf00d2391db20076213542
<![CDATA[RED Biennial - Cambridge, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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d2b5acad2ad402180ddd44459222bf89
<![CDATA[Call for Artists]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entry, entr

UNITED in Passion and Pride.
September 10 - October 22, 2016
 
39th Street Gallery/Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood, MD 20722 (Second floor, 39th Street entrance)
This call for visual art is in response to the mass shooting that took the lives of 49 people at the Pulse Night Club, a gay bar in Orlando Florida, in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016.  We are deeply saddened by this attack on the LGBTQ Community and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the people we lost. This tragedy is multi-layered and as such, this call is open to your interpretation of the title and theme. All artists are encouraged to enter work.

The 39th Street Gallery is located in Brentwood Maryland, a quarter mile from the Washington DC Line, in the heart of the Gateway Arts District. The Gateway Arts District strives to be a diverse community that is inclusive to all.
 
Please submit up to 3 pieces (both 2-D and 3-D works will be considered),
Entry Requirements:
1.) All submissions must be sent electronically to be considered.
2.) Images should be submitted in JPEG format, ideally 4" x 6"image size
3.) Any selected work MUST BE READY to Hang, Any pieces selected that arrives not ready to hang will be returned to artist upon delivery
4.) Work should not exceed 60" in any one dimension.
5.) Number and Label all images with the artist's last name and title in the JPEG file (Example: 01_Jones_Untitled.jpeg
6.) Include a corresponding image list with JPEG file name, artwork title, medium, year, size, and price.
 
All work needs to be hand delivered or shipped at the artists expense including prepaid return shipping.  
 
The gallery will not take any commission on sales from this exhibition.
 
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE - Important Dates:
September 10 - October 22, 2016 -- exhibition dates
August  12-- deadline to apply
August 19 -- notifications of acceptance
August 20-27-- shipped artwork to arrive at the gallery
August 27, from 12-3PM -- hand delivered artwork to arrive at the gallery (or by appointment)
September 10, 5 pm - 8 pm -- opening reception
October 22 -- last day of the show
October 23- 27- artwork pick up and shipping (pick up at gallery by appointment)
 
Jurors:
1. John Paradiso, Artist, Curator of Programs, 39th Street Gallery
2. Margaret Boozer, Artist, Founder of Red Dirt Studio
3. Tom Hill, Artist, Senior Advisor, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

For more information please write or call John Paradiso, 202-487-8458. Email: artprograms@gatewaycdc.org

John Paradiso
39th Street Gallery
Curator of Programming 
202-487-8458

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29 July 2016, 3:00 am 9facc61b2c4e07a6344dd70257bfe3c4
<![CDATA[This Friday: Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program Visual Arts Exhibition]]> Found: opportunity, submit

 
Opening Reception
Friday, July 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RSVP here.
DC Commission on Arts and Humanities
200 I (Eye) Street, SE
Main Gallery
Washington, DC 20003
Exhibition closes August 31
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
200 I (Eye) Street SE, Washington DC
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents a  visual arts exhibition featuring some of the District's finest visual artists applying for the FY 2017 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP). Each artist has submitted a piece that represents their body of work and artistic perspective. This exhibition captures the broad scope of the District's dynamic art scene and provides an opportunity for the artists to express their visions directly to the panel of peer reviewers evaluating their applications and to the public

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27 July 2016, 5:00 am 945540b52e12997c635231abe6f82bac
<![CDATA[Opportunities for Artists]]> Found: residency, deadline, juror
Non-DCCAH Calls for Artists (lifted from the DCCAH website:

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26 July 2016, 6:00 pm 512f31cdf4b26cca11e36ac2dcf562e4
<![CDATA[Call for Artists: Shockoe Artspace]]> Found: submissions, submission
Shockoe Artspace’s mission is to provide a vital platform for both student, emerging and professional artists from local and regional backgrounds as well as international. 
We are looking to promote a diverse array of works and exhibitions. Furthermore we exist to cultivate community through various forms and outlets that will deeply impact our city. We think it is vital to generate new and relevant dialogue surrounding the arts of all kinds that stimulates growth in the artist and increases interest and appreciation from patrons and supporters.
Through a diverse array of exhibitions, forums, and open critiques, we hope to extend the already flourishing artistic foundation and culture here in Shockoe Bottom and Richmond as a whole.

Submissions:
Artist submissions are welcomed. Submissions will be reviewed several times a year. If upon review, we have further interest, we will be in touch with you directly. Artists should include a C.V., and artist statement, along with a personal web address and or 5 to 10 jpeg images with captions. Submissions must be emailed to submissions@shockoeartspace.com.

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24 July 2016, 8:26 pm 6596bffe1b0d52b6456e7c48a5fee007
<![CDATA[Opportunity for artists of LA area African ancestry]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Fee: $15

Through the Emerging Artists Program, MoAD (The Museum of the African Diaspora) is committed to providing local LA artists the opportunities to generate and exhibit work reflecting the cultural and artistic richness of the African Diaspora... Bummer that it's just artists from the City of Angels...

The EAP is a call for artists to submit a solo exhibition proposal of their work. Competitive proposals will present innovative artwork to activate the salon space. 

This multipurpose space is the heart of the museum where they hold public programs, education workshops, and events. 

Four final artists will be selected. Each artist will have a 2 month solo show as part of the Emerging Artists Program to display their work in a solo exhibition.
We will hold two information sessions to review the application process and to answer any questions. These sessions will be held on June 1st and June 29th at 6pm in the MoAD salon and include a gallery tour.
Selected artists will be notified on August 31, 2016, after which artists will then work with the exhibitions team at the museum and have 2 months to finalize and prepare work.

http://www.moadsf.org/connect/emerging-artists-program/call-for-emerging-artists/

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22 July 2016, 5:00 am 5ec60e72d8c4b4098d8b9699c243d4a8
<![CDATA[Gallery B accepting applications]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Bethesda Urban Partnership are accepting applications for Gallery B 2017 exhibitions!

This gallery, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda, is available to interested artists and arts organizations for one-month rentals. All media including, but not limited to, painting, photography and sculpture is eligible to use the space. Gallery B does not take a commission on any artwork sold during the exhibition.  
 
We are seeking applications from local artists and arts organizations for month-long exhibitions in 2016. Gallery B has approximately 1,500 sq. feet of available exhibition space. The deadline for submission is July 29, 2016.

To be considered for a solo or group exhibition, and to review the gallery requirements, please
complete this application.
 
Questions?  Please send them an email to artist@bethesda.org.

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20 July 2016, 4:30 am 60d2848acc09810d15141580ea3fc309
<![CDATA[City Paper review and other thoughts...]]> Found: entry, entr
CP art critic John Anderson pops in with a nice review of the current show at American University's Katzen Museum... read it here.

And also just home from a packed, sold out lecture on the show at the Katzen... moderated by the amazing Jack Rasmussen and some excellent questions by AU Prof Adrienne Pine who wrote the very left-wingy but interesting essay for the exhibition's catalog.
There were also some interesting questions to my Colombian peeps Carolina Mayorga, whose performance at the openings, which you can also see on the video at the exhibition, raised a lot of interesting points.

Third use of the word "interesting" in the last two paragraphs.

Muriel Hasbun brought live heart beats from El Salvador, delivered dynamically across cyberspace and played in the background of the discussion... all part of her ever evolving mixed medias presentations.
I discussed what I call "Cuban privilege", which I define (since I invented the term), as the superior attitude that us Cubans have towards all other immigrants to the US.
Notice that I said "all", not just Latin American immigrants (legal or otherwise).
Cuban privilege: Immediate welcome, quick green card status, middle class entry (thanks to a well established and wealthy Cuban-American community infrastructure), educational/cultural inprints, solid familial and clannish unity, and a lack of "victimism" as an attitude.
Of course, that attitude is defined by a set of singularly unique characteristics that defined the Cuban mass migration the the US in the 1960s: a migration of the upper and middle classes, rather than the impoverished poor strata of most historical migrations to the US, a racial welcome of a mostly white immigrant wave, and the fact that most Cubans identify as Republicans certainly didn't hurt.
A far cry from the daily stresses and legal issues that most illegal immigrants face around our region, mostly very poor Central Americans looking North for a better life away from violence and poverty.
The audience gasped when I told them that my father didn't identify as a "Hispanic" or as a "Latino."
"I am a Cuban," he'd say proudly. And when he became a US citizen he changed that to "En mi corazon siempre sere Cubano, pero desde hoy, en mi alma soy Americano." 
Cubans are archaic immigrants... we love this great nation with a passionate, sometimes dangerous love that often clouds our perspectives and opinions. 

Nuff said!

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14 July 2016, 8:24 pm 1a33aea146da0b16c996b0cc985a17d4
<![CDATA[Gen-Y 3.0]]> Found: opportunity, entry, entr
VisArts presents a juried exhibition of artists ages 17 – 27 in the Kaplan Gallery from July 22 – August 28, 2016. The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a professional gallery. Though there are many labels aimed at describing the current generation of 17 to 27 year olds, such as Screenagers, Millennials, and Echo Boomers, VisArts is maintaining the Gen-Y name for its annual juried group exhibition of aspiring artists in this age group.


Drawing, photography, fiber, ceramics, painting, video, sculpture, and interactivity fill the Kaplan Gallery reflecting a variety of approaches to a wide range of content within the context of the digital age.


The 2016 Gen-Y 3.0 artists include: Sobia Ahmad, Katherine Akey, Susie Bae, Amy Berbert, Abbie Fundling, Jared Green, Ashley Ja’nae, Kern Lee, Emmanuel Mones, Richard Munaba, Angelique Nagovskaya, Raheel Raad, Yoon Sun Shin, Qin Tan, and Vivien Wise.

The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a gallery. The exhibition was developed to address this demographic of artists who are seriously making art and have little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery. Many are uncertain about how to proceed with a career in art or what it takes to be an artist. Many are under financial, social and educational pressures that might preclude further study in art. Others are committed to a non-art career track yet are passionate about making art. Most are working under the art world radar of the region. 

A dedicated team of gallery interns and volunteers plan and realize the annual juried exhibition with guidance from the VisArts gallery staff.  “From the call for entry to the preparation and installation of the artwork, the entire process is a learning experience- for the first time exhibitors as well as the organizers of the exhibition,” says Main. “Watching this exhibition take shape is inspiring. The interns embrace the vision to seek out the undiscovered young artists in our community. They are passionate about bringing their peers’ artwork into the public light.”

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, July 22 from 7 to 9 PM in the Kaplan Gallery. The reception and exhibition are free to the public.    

Gen-Y 3.0 
July 22 – August 28
Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 7 – 9 PM

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11 July 2016, 4:00 am 867266e18f947777bc0c525803f1846c
<![CDATA[Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications]]> Found: deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award
Don't miss your chance to apply! The deadline for 2017 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications is rapidly approaching. The Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to practicing Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence.

Categories offered for the 2017 Awards are:

  • Classical Music: Composition
  • Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Dance: Choreography
  • Dance: Solo Performance
  • Poetry
  • Visual Arts: Sculpture
  • World Music: Composition
  • World Music: Solo Performance
All applications must be submitted online. Applicants can access the guidelines, application, and other application assistance resources by clicking the "Maryland" tab HERE on Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's website.

The deadline for 2017 applications is 4:30 PM on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Questions about Fellowships? Please review the program guidelines and contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at
kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

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9 July 2016, 2:24 pm a19c437c187a39e2fc5dbce6061fe81e
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Flight Lines”]]> Found: residence

Turbulence.org Commission: Flight Lines by Ellie Irons and Dan Phiffer:

Flight Lines is a computer vision project that monitors the sky not just for customary birds and planes, but rapidly multiplying drones and increasingly frequent extreme weather events. Emerging from an interest in the ecology of the Anthropocene, Flight Lines is an effort to document the skies as they are today, with the knowledge that they are rapidly evolving and have variable characteristics in different locations at different times.

Irons and Phiffer have created a network of cameras across New York City. Each camera location has its own particular ’sky signature’ that is revealed through algorithmic processing, which would otherwise remain invisible. As you watch, your computer renders the videos into a series of silhouetted frames that trace the arcs of objects that move through them; birds, trash, flying machines. The paths generated by this process are its “flight lines.”

Watch the sky, or leave your browser window open while you attend to other tasks. Either way, you will accumulate hours of processed footage that will provide Irons and Phiffer with material for a series of paintings and videos that respond to this aerial ecology.

Flight Lines is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

BIOGRAPHIES

Ellie Irons is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She works in a variety of media, from walks to WIFI to gardening, to reveal how human and nonhuman lives intertwine with other earth systems. Recently she has been an artist in residence at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University.

Recent exhibition venues include Wave Hill, the Queens Botanical Garden, Pioneer Works and the Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture in New York City, Flora Arts and Nature in Bogotá, Colombia, and garden projects at Sure We Can, a redemption center in Bushwick, and 1067 PacificPeople, an art center in Crown Heights. Her recent writing is published in Feral Research, Landscape Architecture Futures, and the Brooklyn Rail.

Ellie teaches part time at the City College of New York and Brown University. She studied Environmental Science and Art at Scripps College in Los Angeles and received her MFA from Hunter College, CUNY.

Dan Phiffer is a new media hacker from California, interested in exploring the cultural dimension of inexpensive communications networks such as voice telephony and the Internet. Dan is currently a fellow at Columbia’s Tow Center of Digital Journalism, and has had projects exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and SFMOMA.

Ellie and Dan have collaborated on a variety of projects over the last ten years, including work with the collaborative group Future Archaeology and individual pieces ranging from public sculptural installations to web sites. They share an interest in the intertwining of technology, ecology, and public access to information.

Turbulence.org
http://turbulence.org

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14 December 2015, 12:23 pm 3089827667918522a3ca7131a2680320
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Killbox” by Joseph DeLappe, et al]]> Found: residence, award

Turbulence.org Commission: Killbox by Joseph DeLappe (US) and Malath Abbas, Tom deMajo and Albert Elwin (UK) [To "play" the game download the application to your desktop, and make sure your speakers are on.]

Killbox is an online interactive game that critically explores the nature of drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or UAV) warfare, its complexities and consequences. It is an experience that explores the use of technology to transform and extend political and military power, and the abstraction of killing through virtualization.

Modern warfare technology disguises the lethal nature of weapons as they become surgical precision instruments producing ‘clean’ destruction within acceptable limits of “collateral damage.” – Jill Berke*

“Killbox” is the Military term used to describe an area on a grid map that a mission planner designates a target to be destroyed. Kill Box involves audiences in a fictionalized virtual environment based on documented drone strikes in Northern Pakistan (executed via satellite from as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada).

The disintegration of the warrior’s personality is at a very advanced stage. Looking up, he sees the digital display (opto-electronic or holographic) of the windscreen collimator; looking down, the radar screen, the onboard computer, the radio and the video screen, which enables him to follow the terrain with its four or five simultaneous targets; and to monitor his self-navigating Sidewinder missiles fitted with a camera of infra-red guidance system. Paul Virilio **

Killbox is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (USA). Additional funding has been provided by The Phoenix Theatre (Leicester, UK); and The Cutting Room (UK).

BIOGRAPHIES

Joseph DeLappe is an artist/activist with a substantial body of work on the subject of geopolitics and drones and is considered a pioneer in the nascent field of computer games and art. He is a Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Nevada where he directs the Digital Media program. Joseph is lead artist on Kill Box UAV; dealing with concept/content development, theoretical and historical research into drone warfare and primary lead on installation, development of publicity materials and archiving surrounding the project. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance and electromechanical installation have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. In 2006 he began dead-in-iraq, typing consecutively all the names of America’s military casualties from the war in Iraq into the America’s Army first person shooter online recruiting game. DeLappe also created and directs the crowdsourced memorial project, iraqimemorial.org.

Malath Abbas is an independent game designer, artist and producer working on experimental and meaningful games. Since co-founding the award winning studio Quartic Llama, Malath is establishing Scotland’s first game collective and co-working space in order to support a community of independent game makers. His current work includes Kill Box, an online game and interactive installation that critically explores the nature of drone warfare, its complexities and consequences.

Tom deMajo is a digital artist, electronic musician and sound designer, and lead designer for project drone. Tom is responsible for unifying the conceptual, experiential, visual and audio aspects of the project, driving the aesthetics and sound in the game. Tom’s work has covered film, animation, games, sound installations and music. He has toured globally as part of electronic music duo Warp Technique, and is a co-founder of Quartic Llama; independent games company. He was designer, sound designer, composer and artist on the award- winning game “other” made with Malath Abbas and in partnership with the National Theatre Scotland. He has collaborated extensively with artists, practitioners and institutions in Scotland and locally such as National Theatre Scotland, Museum of Scotland, Sink, and recently Hot Chocolate and Scottish Dance Theatre. Tom has been regularly invited to contribute to NEoN Digital Arts Festival, and is Artist in Residence at Fleet Collective in Dundee.

Albert Elwin is an artist and programmer, responsible for developing the underlying code for the PD, networking and implementation of all art objects into the project. Originally from New Zealand, Albert now lives and works in Scotland. He studied Computer Games Technology at the University of Abertay Dundee and his career began when he took part in Abertay’s 2012 Dare To Be Digital competition. Albert co-founded Space Budgie, an independent games studio in 2013 where he lead the development of Glitchspace, a visual programming game, well known for its aesthetic and game design. Albert was invited to talk about Glitchspace at various international game festivals, most notably the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco in 2014. For the last 6 months Albert has been working on a wide range of projects and collaborations; developing digital experiments for testing human depth perception at St. Andrews University, an audio/visual digital instrument based on Harmonographs.

Related Works:

Commission Control by Andy Deck and Joe Dellinger (1997)
Here and Now by David Crawford (1999)
CONtext by Jo-Anne Green (2004)

* From “War on Words: How Language Obscures Violence”
** From “War and Cinema”

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http://turbulence.org

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22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[2016 National Juried Exhibit - Frederick, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1150 in awards. Deadline: September 30, 2016

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<![CDATA[Altered States of Collage - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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<![CDATA[Politics Now: the art of sausage making - Chicago Heights, IL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: August 6, 2016

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<![CDATA[LACDA 2016 International Juried Competition - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline
Solo and Group Exhibits. Deadline: August 22, 2016

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<![CDATA[Burnet Art Festival Plein Air Competition and Quick draw - Burnet, TX]]> Found: deadline
$2100+ in prizes. Deadline: August 17, 2016

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<![CDATA[Nature Exhibit - online competition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $1,500 in cash awards. Deadline: August 29, 2016

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<![CDATA[San Pedro Creek Tricentennial Artwork RFQ - San Antonio, TX]]> Found: deadline
$735,000 budget. Deadline: August 12, 2016

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<![CDATA[Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 - South Korea]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
KRW116,000,000 (~101,500 USD) in awards. Deadline: October 31, 2016

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<![CDATA[Images: Fine Art Festival - New Smyrna Beach, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$28,000+ in awards. Deadline: October 26, 2016

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<![CDATA[RED Biennial - Cambridge, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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<![CDATA[Call for Artists]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entry, entr

UNITED in Passion and Pride.
September 10 - October 22, 2016
 
39th Street Gallery/Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood, MD 20722 (Second floor, 39th Street entrance)
This call for visual art is in response to the mass shooting that took the lives of 49 people at the Pulse Night Club, a gay bar in Orlando Florida, in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016.  We are deeply saddened by this attack on the LGBTQ Community and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the people we lost. This tragedy is multi-layered and as such, this call is open to your interpretation of the title and theme. All artists are encouraged to enter work.

The 39th Street Gallery is located in Brentwood Maryland, a quarter mile from the Washington DC Line, in the heart of the Gateway Arts District. The Gateway Arts District strives to be a diverse community that is inclusive to all.
 
Please submit up to 3 pieces (both 2-D and 3-D works will be considered),
Entry Requirements:
1.) All submissions must be sent electronically to be considered.
2.) Images should be submitted in JPEG format, ideally 4" x 6"image size
3.) Any selected work MUST BE READY to Hang, Any pieces selected that arrives not ready to hang will be returned to artist upon delivery
4.) Work should not exceed 60" in any one dimension.
5.) Number and Label all images with the artist's last name and title in the JPEG file (Example: 01_Jones_Untitled.jpeg
6.) Include a corresponding image list with JPEG file name, artwork title, medium, year, size, and price.
 
All work needs to be hand delivered or shipped at the artists expense including prepaid return shipping.  
 
The gallery will not take any commission on sales from this exhibition.
 
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE - Important Dates:
September 10 - October 22, 2016 -- exhibition dates
August  12-- deadline to apply
August 19 -- notifications of acceptance
August 20-27-- shipped artwork to arrive at the gallery
August 27, from 12-3PM -- hand delivered artwork to arrive at the gallery (or by appointment)
September 10, 5 pm - 8 pm -- opening reception
October 22 -- last day of the show
October 23- 27- artwork pick up and shipping (pick up at gallery by appointment)
 
Jurors:
1. John Paradiso, Artist, Curator of Programs, 39th Street Gallery
2. Margaret Boozer, Artist, Founder of Red Dirt Studio
3. Tom Hill, Artist, Senior Advisor, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

For more information please write or call John Paradiso, 202-487-8458. Email: artprograms@gatewaycdc.org

John Paradiso
39th Street Gallery
Curator of Programming 
202-487-8458

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29 July 2016, 3:00 am 9facc61b2c4e07a6344dd70257bfe3c4
<![CDATA[This Friday: Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program Visual Arts Exhibition]]> Found: opportunity, submit

 
Opening Reception
Friday, July 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RSVP here.
DC Commission on Arts and Humanities
200 I (Eye) Street, SE
Main Gallery
Washington, DC 20003
Exhibition closes August 31
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
200 I (Eye) Street SE, Washington DC
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents a  visual arts exhibition featuring some of the District's finest visual artists applying for the FY 2017 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP). Each artist has submitted a piece that represents their body of work and artistic perspective. This exhibition captures the broad scope of the District's dynamic art scene and provides an opportunity for the artists to express their visions directly to the panel of peer reviewers evaluating their applications and to the public

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27 July 2016, 5:00 am 945540b52e12997c635231abe6f82bac
<![CDATA[Opportunities for Artists]]> Found: residency, deadline, juror
Non-DCCAH Calls for Artists (lifted from the DCCAH website:

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26 July 2016, 6:00 pm 512f31cdf4b26cca11e36ac2dcf562e4
<![CDATA[Call for Artists: Shockoe Artspace]]> Found: submissions, submission
Shockoe Artspace’s mission is to provide a vital platform for both student, emerging and professional artists from local and regional backgrounds as well as international. 
We are looking to promote a diverse array of works and exhibitions. Furthermore we exist to cultivate community through various forms and outlets that will deeply impact our city. We think it is vital to generate new and relevant dialogue surrounding the arts of all kinds that stimulates growth in the artist and increases interest and appreciation from patrons and supporters.
Through a diverse array of exhibitions, forums, and open critiques, we hope to extend the already flourishing artistic foundation and culture here in Shockoe Bottom and Richmond as a whole.

Submissions:
Artist submissions are welcomed. Submissions will be reviewed several times a year. If upon review, we have further interest, we will be in touch with you directly. Artists should include a C.V., and artist statement, along with a personal web address and or 5 to 10 jpeg images with captions. Submissions must be emailed to submissions@shockoeartspace.com.

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24 July 2016, 8:26 pm 6596bffe1b0d52b6456e7c48a5fee007
<![CDATA[Opportunity for artists of LA area African ancestry]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Fee: $15

Through the Emerging Artists Program, MoAD (The Museum of the African Diaspora) is committed to providing local LA artists the opportunities to generate and exhibit work reflecting the cultural and artistic richness of the African Diaspora... Bummer that it's just artists from the City of Angels...

The EAP is a call for artists to submit a solo exhibition proposal of their work. Competitive proposals will present innovative artwork to activate the salon space. 

This multipurpose space is the heart of the museum where they hold public programs, education workshops, and events. 

Four final artists will be selected. Each artist will have a 2 month solo show as part of the Emerging Artists Program to display their work in a solo exhibition.
We will hold two information sessions to review the application process and to answer any questions. These sessions will be held on June 1st and June 29th at 6pm in the MoAD salon and include a gallery tour.
Selected artists will be notified on August 31, 2016, after which artists will then work with the exhibitions team at the museum and have 2 months to finalize and prepare work.

http://www.moadsf.org/connect/emerging-artists-program/call-for-emerging-artists/

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22 July 2016, 5:00 am 5ec60e72d8c4b4098d8b9699c243d4a8
<![CDATA[Gallery B accepting applications]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Bethesda Urban Partnership are accepting applications for Gallery B 2017 exhibitions!

This gallery, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda, is available to interested artists and arts organizations for one-month rentals. All media including, but not limited to, painting, photography and sculpture is eligible to use the space. Gallery B does not take a commission on any artwork sold during the exhibition.  
 
We are seeking applications from local artists and arts organizations for month-long exhibitions in 2016. Gallery B has approximately 1,500 sq. feet of available exhibition space. The deadline for submission is July 29, 2016.

To be considered for a solo or group exhibition, and to review the gallery requirements, please
complete this application.
 
Questions?  Please send them an email to artist@bethesda.org.

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20 July 2016, 4:30 am 60d2848acc09810d15141580ea3fc309
<![CDATA[City Paper review and other thoughts...]]> Found: entry, entr
CP art critic John Anderson pops in with a nice review of the current show at American University's Katzen Museum... read it here.

And also just home from a packed, sold out lecture on the show at the Katzen... moderated by the amazing Jack Rasmussen and some excellent questions by AU Prof Adrienne Pine who wrote the very left-wingy but interesting essay for the exhibition's catalog.
There were also some interesting questions to my Colombian peeps Carolina Mayorga, whose performance at the openings, which you can also see on the video at the exhibition, raised a lot of interesting points.

Third use of the word "interesting" in the last two paragraphs.

Muriel Hasbun brought live heart beats from El Salvador, delivered dynamically across cyberspace and played in the background of the discussion... all part of her ever evolving mixed medias presentations.
I discussed what I call "Cuban privilege", which I define (since I invented the term), as the superior attitude that us Cubans have towards all other immigrants to the US.
Notice that I said "all", not just Latin American immigrants (legal or otherwise).
Cuban privilege: Immediate welcome, quick green card status, middle class entry (thanks to a well established and wealthy Cuban-American community infrastructure), educational/cultural inprints, solid familial and clannish unity, and a lack of "victimism" as an attitude.
Of course, that attitude is defined by a set of singularly unique characteristics that defined the Cuban mass migration the the US in the 1960s: a migration of the upper and middle classes, rather than the impoverished poor strata of most historical migrations to the US, a racial welcome of a mostly white immigrant wave, and the fact that most Cubans identify as Republicans certainly didn't hurt.
A far cry from the daily stresses and legal issues that most illegal immigrants face around our region, mostly very poor Central Americans looking North for a better life away from violence and poverty.
The audience gasped when I told them that my father didn't identify as a "Hispanic" or as a "Latino."
"I am a Cuban," he'd say proudly. And when he became a US citizen he changed that to "En mi corazon siempre sere Cubano, pero desde hoy, en mi alma soy Americano." 
Cubans are archaic immigrants... we love this great nation with a passionate, sometimes dangerous love that often clouds our perspectives and opinions. 

Nuff said!

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14 July 2016, 8:24 pm 1a33aea146da0b16c996b0cc985a17d4
<![CDATA[Gen-Y 3.0]]> Found: opportunity, entry, entr
VisArts presents a juried exhibition of artists ages 17 – 27 in the Kaplan Gallery from July 22 – August 28, 2016. The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a professional gallery. Though there are many labels aimed at describing the current generation of 17 to 27 year olds, such as Screenagers, Millennials, and Echo Boomers, VisArts is maintaining the Gen-Y name for its annual juried group exhibition of aspiring artists in this age group.


Drawing, photography, fiber, ceramics, painting, video, sculpture, and interactivity fill the Kaplan Gallery reflecting a variety of approaches to a wide range of content within the context of the digital age.


The 2016 Gen-Y 3.0 artists include: Sobia Ahmad, Katherine Akey, Susie Bae, Amy Berbert, Abbie Fundling, Jared Green, Ashley Ja’nae, Kern Lee, Emmanuel Mones, Richard Munaba, Angelique Nagovskaya, Raheel Raad, Yoon Sun Shin, Qin Tan, and Vivien Wise.

The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a gallery. The exhibition was developed to address this demographic of artists who are seriously making art and have little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery. Many are uncertain about how to proceed with a career in art or what it takes to be an artist. Many are under financial, social and educational pressures that might preclude further study in art. Others are committed to a non-art career track yet are passionate about making art. Most are working under the art world radar of the region. 

A dedicated team of gallery interns and volunteers plan and realize the annual juried exhibition with guidance from the VisArts gallery staff.  “From the call for entry to the preparation and installation of the artwork, the entire process is a learning experience- for the first time exhibitors as well as the organizers of the exhibition,” says Main. “Watching this exhibition take shape is inspiring. The interns embrace the vision to seek out the undiscovered young artists in our community. They are passionate about bringing their peers’ artwork into the public light.”

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, July 22 from 7 to 9 PM in the Kaplan Gallery. The reception and exhibition are free to the public.    

Gen-Y 3.0 
July 22 – August 28
Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 7 – 9 PM

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11 July 2016, 4:00 am 867266e18f947777bc0c525803f1846c
<![CDATA[Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications]]> Found: deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award
Don't miss your chance to apply! The deadline for 2017 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications is rapidly approaching. The Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to practicing Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence.

Categories offered for the 2017 Awards are:

  • Classical Music: Composition
  • Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Dance: Choreography
  • Dance: Solo Performance
  • Poetry
  • Visual Arts: Sculpture
  • World Music: Composition
  • World Music: Solo Performance
All applications must be submitted online. Applicants can access the guidelines, application, and other application assistance resources by clicking the "Maryland" tab HERE on Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's website.

The deadline for 2017 applications is 4:30 PM on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Questions about Fellowships? Please review the program guidelines and contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at
kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

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9 July 2016, 2:24 pm a19c437c187a39e2fc5dbce6061fe81e
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Flight Lines”]]> Found: residence

Turbulence.org Commission: Flight Lines by Ellie Irons and Dan Phiffer:

Flight Lines is a computer vision project that monitors the sky not just for customary birds and planes, but rapidly multiplying drones and increasingly frequent extreme weather events. Emerging from an interest in the ecology of the Anthropocene, Flight Lines is an effort to document the skies as they are today, with the knowledge that they are rapidly evolving and have variable characteristics in different locations at different times.

Irons and Phiffer have created a network of cameras across New York City. Each camera location has its own particular ’sky signature’ that is revealed through algorithmic processing, which would otherwise remain invisible. As you watch, your computer renders the videos into a series of silhouetted frames that trace the arcs of objects that move through them; birds, trash, flying machines. The paths generated by this process are its “flight lines.”

Watch the sky, or leave your browser window open while you attend to other tasks. Either way, you will accumulate hours of processed footage that will provide Irons and Phiffer with material for a series of paintings and videos that respond to this aerial ecology.

Flight Lines is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

BIOGRAPHIES

Ellie Irons is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She works in a variety of media, from walks to WIFI to gardening, to reveal how human and nonhuman lives intertwine with other earth systems. Recently she has been an artist in residence at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University.

Recent exhibition venues include Wave Hill, the Queens Botanical Garden, Pioneer Works and the Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture in New York City, Flora Arts and Nature in Bogotá, Colombia, and garden projects at Sure We Can, a redemption center in Bushwick, and 1067 PacificPeople, an art center in Crown Heights. Her recent writing is published in Feral Research, Landscape Architecture Futures, and the Brooklyn Rail.

Ellie teaches part time at the City College of New York and Brown University. She studied Environmental Science and Art at Scripps College in Los Angeles and received her MFA from Hunter College, CUNY.

Dan Phiffer is a new media hacker from California, interested in exploring the cultural dimension of inexpensive communications networks such as voice telephony and the Internet. Dan is currently a fellow at Columbia’s Tow Center of Digital Journalism, and has had projects exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and SFMOMA.

Ellie and Dan have collaborated on a variety of projects over the last ten years, including work with the collaborative group Future Archaeology and individual pieces ranging from public sculptural installations to web sites. They share an interest in the intertwining of technology, ecology, and public access to information.

Turbulence.org
http://turbulence.org

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http://facebook.com/nrpa.org
http://facebook.com/turbulence.org

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14 December 2015, 12:23 pm 3089827667918522a3ca7131a2680320
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Killbox” by Joseph DeLappe, et al]]> Found: residence, award

Turbulence.org Commission: Killbox by Joseph DeLappe (US) and Malath Abbas, Tom deMajo and Albert Elwin (UK) [To "play" the game download the application to your desktop, and make sure your speakers are on.]

Killbox is an online interactive game that critically explores the nature of drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or UAV) warfare, its complexities and consequences. It is an experience that explores the use of technology to transform and extend political and military power, and the abstraction of killing through virtualization.

Modern warfare technology disguises the lethal nature of weapons as they become surgical precision instruments producing ‘clean’ destruction within acceptable limits of “collateral damage.” – Jill Berke*

“Killbox” is the Military term used to describe an area on a grid map that a mission planner designates a target to be destroyed. Kill Box involves audiences in a fictionalized virtual environment based on documented drone strikes in Northern Pakistan (executed via satellite from as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada).

The disintegration of the warrior’s personality is at a very advanced stage. Looking up, he sees the digital display (opto-electronic or holographic) of the windscreen collimator; looking down, the radar screen, the onboard computer, the radio and the video screen, which enables him to follow the terrain with its four or five simultaneous targets; and to monitor his self-navigating Sidewinder missiles fitted with a camera of infra-red guidance system. Paul Virilio **

Killbox is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (USA). Additional funding has been provided by The Phoenix Theatre (Leicester, UK); and The Cutting Room (UK).

BIOGRAPHIES

Joseph DeLappe is an artist/activist with a substantial body of work on the subject of geopolitics and drones and is considered a pioneer in the nascent field of computer games and art. He is a Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Nevada where he directs the Digital Media program. Joseph is lead artist on Kill Box UAV; dealing with concept/content development, theoretical and historical research into drone warfare and primary lead on installation, development of publicity materials and archiving surrounding the project. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance and electromechanical installation have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. In 2006 he began dead-in-iraq, typing consecutively all the names of America’s military casualties from the war in Iraq into the America’s Army first person shooter online recruiting game. DeLappe also created and directs the crowdsourced memorial project, iraqimemorial.org.

Malath Abbas is an independent game designer, artist and producer working on experimental and meaningful games. Since co-founding the award winning studio Quartic Llama, Malath is establishing Scotland’s first game collective and co-working space in order to support a community of independent game makers. His current work includes Kill Box, an online game and interactive installation that critically explores the nature of drone warfare, its complexities and consequences.

Tom deMajo is a digital artist, electronic musician and sound designer, and lead designer for project drone. Tom is responsible for unifying the conceptual, experiential, visual and audio aspects of the project, driving the aesthetics and sound in the game. Tom’s work has covered film, animation, games, sound installations and music. He has toured globally as part of electronic music duo Warp Technique, and is a co-founder of Quartic Llama; independent games company. He was designer, sound designer, composer and artist on the award- winning game “other” made with Malath Abbas and in partnership with the National Theatre Scotland. He has collaborated extensively with artists, practitioners and institutions in Scotland and locally such as National Theatre Scotland, Museum of Scotland, Sink, and recently Hot Chocolate and Scottish Dance Theatre. Tom has been regularly invited to contribute to NEoN Digital Arts Festival, and is Artist in Residence at Fleet Collective in Dundee.

Albert Elwin is an artist and programmer, responsible for developing the underlying code for the PD, networking and implementation of all art objects into the project. Originally from New Zealand, Albert now lives and works in Scotland. He studied Computer Games Technology at the University of Abertay Dundee and his career began when he took part in Abertay’s 2012 Dare To Be Digital competition. Albert co-founded Space Budgie, an independent games studio in 2013 where he lead the development of Glitchspace, a visual programming game, well known for its aesthetic and game design. Albert was invited to talk about Glitchspace at various international game festivals, most notably the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco in 2014. For the last 6 months Albert has been working on a wide range of projects and collaborations; developing digital experiments for testing human depth perception at St. Andrews University, an audio/visual digital instrument based on Harmonographs.

Related Works:

Commission Control by Andy Deck and Joe Dellinger (1997)
Here and Now by David Crawford (1999)
CONtext by Jo-Anne Green (2004)

* From “War on Words: How Language Obscures Violence”
** From “War and Cinema”

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22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[2016 National Juried Exhibit - Frederick, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1150 in awards. Deadline: September 30, 2016

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<![CDATA[Altered States of Collage - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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<![CDATA[Politics Now: the art of sausage making - Chicago Heights, IL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: August 6, 2016

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<![CDATA[LACDA 2016 International Juried Competition - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline
Solo and Group Exhibits. Deadline: August 22, 2016

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<![CDATA[Burnet Art Festival Plein Air Competition and Quick draw - Burnet, TX]]> Found: deadline
$2100+ in prizes. Deadline: August 17, 2016

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<![CDATA[Nature Exhibit - online competition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $1,500 in cash awards. Deadline: August 29, 2016

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<![CDATA[San Pedro Creek Tricentennial Artwork RFQ - San Antonio, TX]]> Found: deadline
$735,000 budget. Deadline: August 12, 2016

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<![CDATA[Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 - South Korea]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
KRW116,000,000 (~101,500 USD) in awards. Deadline: October 31, 2016

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<![CDATA[Images: Fine Art Festival - New Smyrna Beach, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$28,000+ in awards. Deadline: October 26, 2016

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<![CDATA[RED Biennial - Cambridge, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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<![CDATA[Call for Artists]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entry, entr

UNITED in Passion and Pride.
September 10 - October 22, 2016
 
39th Street Gallery/Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood, MD 20722 (Second floor, 39th Street entrance)
This call for visual art is in response to the mass shooting that took the lives of 49 people at the Pulse Night Club, a gay bar in Orlando Florida, in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016.  We are deeply saddened by this attack on the LGBTQ Community and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the people we lost. This tragedy is multi-layered and as such, this call is open to your interpretation of the title and theme. All artists are encouraged to enter work.

The 39th Street Gallery is located in Brentwood Maryland, a quarter mile from the Washington DC Line, in the heart of the Gateway Arts District. The Gateway Arts District strives to be a diverse community that is inclusive to all.
 
Please submit up to 3 pieces (both 2-D and 3-D works will be considered),
Entry Requirements:
1.) All submissions must be sent electronically to be considered.
2.) Images should be submitted in JPEG format, ideally 4" x 6"image size
3.) Any selected work MUST BE READY to Hang, Any pieces selected that arrives not ready to hang will be returned to artist upon delivery
4.) Work should not exceed 60" in any one dimension.
5.) Number and Label all images with the artist's last name and title in the JPEG file (Example: 01_Jones_Untitled.jpeg
6.) Include a corresponding image list with JPEG file name, artwork title, medium, year, size, and price.
 
All work needs to be hand delivered or shipped at the artists expense including prepaid return shipping.  
 
The gallery will not take any commission on sales from this exhibition.
 
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE - Important Dates:
September 10 - October 22, 2016 -- exhibition dates
August  12-- deadline to apply
August 19 -- notifications of acceptance
August 20-27-- shipped artwork to arrive at the gallery
August 27, from 12-3PM -- hand delivered artwork to arrive at the gallery (or by appointment)
September 10, 5 pm - 8 pm -- opening reception
October 22 -- last day of the show
October 23- 27- artwork pick up and shipping (pick up at gallery by appointment)
 
Jurors:
1. John Paradiso, Artist, Curator of Programs, 39th Street Gallery
2. Margaret Boozer, Artist, Founder of Red Dirt Studio
3. Tom Hill, Artist, Senior Advisor, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

For more information please write or call John Paradiso, 202-487-8458. Email: artprograms@gatewaycdc.org

John Paradiso
39th Street Gallery
Curator of Programming 
202-487-8458

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29 July 2016, 3:00 am 9facc61b2c4e07a6344dd70257bfe3c4
<![CDATA[This Friday: Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program Visual Arts Exhibition]]> Found: opportunity, submit

 
Opening Reception
Friday, July 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RSVP here.
DC Commission on Arts and Humanities
200 I (Eye) Street, SE
Main Gallery
Washington, DC 20003
Exhibition closes August 31
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
200 I (Eye) Street SE, Washington DC
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents a  visual arts exhibition featuring some of the District's finest visual artists applying for the FY 2017 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP). Each artist has submitted a piece that represents their body of work and artistic perspective. This exhibition captures the broad scope of the District's dynamic art scene and provides an opportunity for the artists to express their visions directly to the panel of peer reviewers evaluating their applications and to the public

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27 July 2016, 5:00 am 945540b52e12997c635231abe6f82bac
<![CDATA[Opportunities for Artists]]> Found: residency, deadline, juror
Non-DCCAH Calls for Artists (lifted from the DCCAH website:

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26 July 2016, 6:00 pm 512f31cdf4b26cca11e36ac2dcf562e4
<![CDATA[Call for Artists: Shockoe Artspace]]> Found: submissions, submission
Shockoe Artspace’s mission is to provide a vital platform for both student, emerging and professional artists from local and regional backgrounds as well as international. 
We are looking to promote a diverse array of works and exhibitions. Furthermore we exist to cultivate community through various forms and outlets that will deeply impact our city. We think it is vital to generate new and relevant dialogue surrounding the arts of all kinds that stimulates growth in the artist and increases interest and appreciation from patrons and supporters.
Through a diverse array of exhibitions, forums, and open critiques, we hope to extend the already flourishing artistic foundation and culture here in Shockoe Bottom and Richmond as a whole.

Submissions:
Artist submissions are welcomed. Submissions will be reviewed several times a year. If upon review, we have further interest, we will be in touch with you directly. Artists should include a C.V., and artist statement, along with a personal web address and or 5 to 10 jpeg images with captions. Submissions must be emailed to submissions@shockoeartspace.com.

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24 July 2016, 8:26 pm 6596bffe1b0d52b6456e7c48a5fee007
<![CDATA[Opportunity for artists of LA area African ancestry]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Fee: $15

Through the Emerging Artists Program, MoAD (The Museum of the African Diaspora) is committed to providing local LA artists the opportunities to generate and exhibit work reflecting the cultural and artistic richness of the African Diaspora... Bummer that it's just artists from the City of Angels...

The EAP is a call for artists to submit a solo exhibition proposal of their work. Competitive proposals will present innovative artwork to activate the salon space. 

This multipurpose space is the heart of the museum where they hold public programs, education workshops, and events. 

Four final artists will be selected. Each artist will have a 2 month solo show as part of the Emerging Artists Program to display their work in a solo exhibition.
We will hold two information sessions to review the application process and to answer any questions. These sessions will be held on June 1st and June 29th at 6pm in the MoAD salon and include a gallery tour.
Selected artists will be notified on August 31, 2016, after which artists will then work with the exhibitions team at the museum and have 2 months to finalize and prepare work.

http://www.moadsf.org/connect/emerging-artists-program/call-for-emerging-artists/

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22 July 2016, 5:00 am 5ec60e72d8c4b4098d8b9699c243d4a8
<![CDATA[Gallery B accepting applications]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Bethesda Urban Partnership are accepting applications for Gallery B 2017 exhibitions!

This gallery, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda, is available to interested artists and arts organizations for one-month rentals. All media including, but not limited to, painting, photography and sculpture is eligible to use the space. Gallery B does not take a commission on any artwork sold during the exhibition.  
 
We are seeking applications from local artists and arts organizations for month-long exhibitions in 2016. Gallery B has approximately 1,500 sq. feet of available exhibition space. The deadline for submission is July 29, 2016.

To be considered for a solo or group exhibition, and to review the gallery requirements, please
complete this application.
 
Questions?  Please send them an email to artist@bethesda.org.

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20 July 2016, 4:30 am 60d2848acc09810d15141580ea3fc309
<![CDATA[City Paper review and other thoughts...]]> Found: entry, entr
CP art critic John Anderson pops in with a nice review of the current show at American University's Katzen Museum... read it here.

And also just home from a packed, sold out lecture on the show at the Katzen... moderated by the amazing Jack Rasmussen and some excellent questions by AU Prof Adrienne Pine who wrote the very left-wingy but interesting essay for the exhibition's catalog.
There were also some interesting questions to my Colombian peeps Carolina Mayorga, whose performance at the openings, which you can also see on the video at the exhibition, raised a lot of interesting points.

Third use of the word "interesting" in the last two paragraphs.

Muriel Hasbun brought live heart beats from El Salvador, delivered dynamically across cyberspace and played in the background of the discussion... all part of her ever evolving mixed medias presentations.
I discussed what I call "Cuban privilege", which I define (since I invented the term), as the superior attitude that us Cubans have towards all other immigrants to the US.
Notice that I said "all", not just Latin American immigrants (legal or otherwise).
Cuban privilege: Immediate welcome, quick green card status, middle class entry (thanks to a well established and wealthy Cuban-American community infrastructure), educational/cultural inprints, solid familial and clannish unity, and a lack of "victimism" as an attitude.
Of course, that attitude is defined by a set of singularly unique characteristics that defined the Cuban mass migration the the US in the 1960s: a migration of the upper and middle classes, rather than the impoverished poor strata of most historical migrations to the US, a racial welcome of a mostly white immigrant wave, and the fact that most Cubans identify as Republicans certainly didn't hurt.
A far cry from the daily stresses and legal issues that most illegal immigrants face around our region, mostly very poor Central Americans looking North for a better life away from violence and poverty.
The audience gasped when I told them that my father didn't identify as a "Hispanic" or as a "Latino."
"I am a Cuban," he'd say proudly. And when he became a US citizen he changed that to "En mi corazon siempre sere Cubano, pero desde hoy, en mi alma soy Americano." 
Cubans are archaic immigrants... we love this great nation with a passionate, sometimes dangerous love that often clouds our perspectives and opinions. 

Nuff said!

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14 July 2016, 8:24 pm 1a33aea146da0b16c996b0cc985a17d4
<![CDATA[Gen-Y 3.0]]> Found: opportunity, entry, entr
VisArts presents a juried exhibition of artists ages 17 – 27 in the Kaplan Gallery from July 22 – August 28, 2016. The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a professional gallery. Though there are many labels aimed at describing the current generation of 17 to 27 year olds, such as Screenagers, Millennials, and Echo Boomers, VisArts is maintaining the Gen-Y name for its annual juried group exhibition of aspiring artists in this age group.


Drawing, photography, fiber, ceramics, painting, video, sculpture, and interactivity fill the Kaplan Gallery reflecting a variety of approaches to a wide range of content within the context of the digital age.


The 2016 Gen-Y 3.0 artists include: Sobia Ahmad, Katherine Akey, Susie Bae, Amy Berbert, Abbie Fundling, Jared Green, Ashley Ja’nae, Kern Lee, Emmanuel Mones, Richard Munaba, Angelique Nagovskaya, Raheel Raad, Yoon Sun Shin, Qin Tan, and Vivien Wise.

The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a gallery. The exhibition was developed to address this demographic of artists who are seriously making art and have little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery. Many are uncertain about how to proceed with a career in art or what it takes to be an artist. Many are under financial, social and educational pressures that might preclude further study in art. Others are committed to a non-art career track yet are passionate about making art. Most are working under the art world radar of the region. 

A dedicated team of gallery interns and volunteers plan and realize the annual juried exhibition with guidance from the VisArts gallery staff.  “From the call for entry to the preparation and installation of the artwork, the entire process is a learning experience- for the first time exhibitors as well as the organizers of the exhibition,” says Main. “Watching this exhibition take shape is inspiring. The interns embrace the vision to seek out the undiscovered young artists in our community. They are passionate about bringing their peers’ artwork into the public light.”

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, July 22 from 7 to 9 PM in the Kaplan Gallery. The reception and exhibition are free to the public.    

Gen-Y 3.0 
July 22 – August 28
Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 7 – 9 PM

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11 July 2016, 4:00 am 867266e18f947777bc0c525803f1846c
<![CDATA[Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications]]> Found: deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award
Don't miss your chance to apply! The deadline for 2017 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications is rapidly approaching. The Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to practicing Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence.

Categories offered for the 2017 Awards are:

  • Classical Music: Composition
  • Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Dance: Choreography
  • Dance: Solo Performance
  • Poetry
  • Visual Arts: Sculpture
  • World Music: Composition
  • World Music: Solo Performance
All applications must be submitted online. Applicants can access the guidelines, application, and other application assistance resources by clicking the "Maryland" tab HERE on Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's website.

The deadline for 2017 applications is 4:30 PM on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Questions about Fellowships? Please review the program guidelines and contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at
kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

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9 July 2016, 2:24 pm a19c437c187a39e2fc5dbce6061fe81e
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Flight Lines”]]> Found: residence

Turbulence.org Commission: Flight Lines by Ellie Irons and Dan Phiffer:

Flight Lines is a computer vision project that monitors the sky not just for customary birds and planes, but rapidly multiplying drones and increasingly frequent extreme weather events. Emerging from an interest in the ecology of the Anthropocene, Flight Lines is an effort to document the skies as they are today, with the knowledge that they are rapidly evolving and have variable characteristics in different locations at different times.

Irons and Phiffer have created a network of cameras across New York City. Each camera location has its own particular ’sky signature’ that is revealed through algorithmic processing, which would otherwise remain invisible. As you watch, your computer renders the videos into a series of silhouetted frames that trace the arcs of objects that move through them; birds, trash, flying machines. The paths generated by this process are its “flight lines.”

Watch the sky, or leave your browser window open while you attend to other tasks. Either way, you will accumulate hours of processed footage that will provide Irons and Phiffer with material for a series of paintings and videos that respond to this aerial ecology.

Flight Lines is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

BIOGRAPHIES

Ellie Irons is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She works in a variety of media, from walks to WIFI to gardening, to reveal how human and nonhuman lives intertwine with other earth systems. Recently she has been an artist in residence at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University.

Recent exhibition venues include Wave Hill, the Queens Botanical Garden, Pioneer Works and the Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture in New York City, Flora Arts and Nature in Bogotá, Colombia, and garden projects at Sure We Can, a redemption center in Bushwick, and 1067 PacificPeople, an art center in Crown Heights. Her recent writing is published in Feral Research, Landscape Architecture Futures, and the Brooklyn Rail.

Ellie teaches part time at the City College of New York and Brown University. She studied Environmental Science and Art at Scripps College in Los Angeles and received her MFA from Hunter College, CUNY.

Dan Phiffer is a new media hacker from California, interested in exploring the cultural dimension of inexpensive communications networks such as voice telephony and the Internet. Dan is currently a fellow at Columbia’s Tow Center of Digital Journalism, and has had projects exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and SFMOMA.

Ellie and Dan have collaborated on a variety of projects over the last ten years, including work with the collaborative group Future Archaeology and individual pieces ranging from public sculptural installations to web sites. They share an interest in the intertwining of technology, ecology, and public access to information.

Turbulence.org
http://turbulence.org

“Like” us on Facebook:
http://facebook.com/nrpa.org
http://facebook.com/turbulence.org

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14 December 2015, 12:23 pm 3089827667918522a3ca7131a2680320
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Killbox” by Joseph DeLappe, et al]]> Found: residence, award

Turbulence.org Commission: Killbox by Joseph DeLappe (US) and Malath Abbas, Tom deMajo and Albert Elwin (UK) [To "play" the game download the application to your desktop, and make sure your speakers are on.]

Killbox is an online interactive game that critically explores the nature of drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or UAV) warfare, its complexities and consequences. It is an experience that explores the use of technology to transform and extend political and military power, and the abstraction of killing through virtualization.

Modern warfare technology disguises the lethal nature of weapons as they become surgical precision instruments producing ‘clean’ destruction within acceptable limits of “collateral damage.” – Jill Berke*

“Killbox” is the Military term used to describe an area on a grid map that a mission planner designates a target to be destroyed. Kill Box involves audiences in a fictionalized virtual environment based on documented drone strikes in Northern Pakistan (executed via satellite from as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada).

The disintegration of the warrior’s personality is at a very advanced stage. Looking up, he sees the digital display (opto-electronic or holographic) of the windscreen collimator; looking down, the radar screen, the onboard computer, the radio and the video screen, which enables him to follow the terrain with its four or five simultaneous targets; and to monitor his self-navigating Sidewinder missiles fitted with a camera of infra-red guidance system. Paul Virilio **

Killbox is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (USA). Additional funding has been provided by The Phoenix Theatre (Leicester, UK); and The Cutting Room (UK).

BIOGRAPHIES

Joseph DeLappe is an artist/activist with a substantial body of work on the subject of geopolitics and drones and is considered a pioneer in the nascent field of computer games and art. He is a Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Nevada where he directs the Digital Media program. Joseph is lead artist on Kill Box UAV; dealing with concept/content development, theoretical and historical research into drone warfare and primary lead on installation, development of publicity materials and archiving surrounding the project. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance and electromechanical installation have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. In 2006 he began dead-in-iraq, typing consecutively all the names of America’s military casualties from the war in Iraq into the America’s Army first person shooter online recruiting game. DeLappe also created and directs the crowdsourced memorial project, iraqimemorial.org.

Malath Abbas is an independent game designer, artist and producer working on experimental and meaningful games. Since co-founding the award winning studio Quartic Llama, Malath is establishing Scotland’s first game collective and co-working space in order to support a community of independent game makers. His current work includes Kill Box, an online game and interactive installation that critically explores the nature of drone warfare, its complexities and consequences.

Tom deMajo is a digital artist, electronic musician and sound designer, and lead designer for project drone. Tom is responsible for unifying the conceptual, experiential, visual and audio aspects of the project, driving the aesthetics and sound in the game. Tom’s work has covered film, animation, games, sound installations and music. He has toured globally as part of electronic music duo Warp Technique, and is a co-founder of Quartic Llama; independent games company. He was designer, sound designer, composer and artist on the award- winning game “other” made with Malath Abbas and in partnership with the National Theatre Scotland. He has collaborated extensively with artists, practitioners and institutions in Scotland and locally such as National Theatre Scotland, Museum of Scotland, Sink, and recently Hot Chocolate and Scottish Dance Theatre. Tom has been regularly invited to contribute to NEoN Digital Arts Festival, and is Artist in Residence at Fleet Collective in Dundee.

Albert Elwin is an artist and programmer, responsible for developing the underlying code for the PD, networking and implementation of all art objects into the project. Originally from New Zealand, Albert now lives and works in Scotland. He studied Computer Games Technology at the University of Abertay Dundee and his career began when he took part in Abertay’s 2012 Dare To Be Digital competition. Albert co-founded Space Budgie, an independent games studio in 2013 where he lead the development of Glitchspace, a visual programming game, well known for its aesthetic and game design. Albert was invited to talk about Glitchspace at various international game festivals, most notably the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco in 2014. For the last 6 months Albert has been working on a wide range of projects and collaborations; developing digital experiments for testing human depth perception at St. Andrews University, an audio/visual digital instrument based on Harmonographs.

Related Works:

Commission Control by Andy Deck and Joe Dellinger (1997)
Here and Now by David Crawford (1999)
CONtext by Jo-Anne Green (2004)

* From “War on Words: How Language Obscures Violence”
** From “War and Cinema”

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http://turbulence.org

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http://facebook.com/nrpa.org
http://facebook.com/turbulence.org

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22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[2016 National Juried Exhibit - Frederick, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1150 in awards. Deadline: September 30, 2016

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3f93fdc8de68464ac8eb38e4e06e83bf
<![CDATA[Altered States of Collage - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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c641280932c01eb8af3a0de69e003be5
<![CDATA[Politics Now: the art of sausage making - Chicago Heights, IL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: August 6, 2016

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f5c67bb412f23b9a55468b016fd9e4bf
<![CDATA[LACDA 2016 International Juried Competition - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline
Solo and Group Exhibits. Deadline: August 22, 2016

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bced191419c056c74a99b30b324a3862
<![CDATA[Burnet Art Festival Plein Air Competition and Quick draw - Burnet, TX]]> Found: deadline
$2100+ in prizes. Deadline: August 17, 2016

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13b4837865167fd45c872a55e090f18f
<![CDATA[Nature Exhibit - online competition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $1,500 in cash awards. Deadline: August 29, 2016

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b506559b17348ba0622a848f2e0f4113
<![CDATA[San Pedro Creek Tricentennial Artwork RFQ - San Antonio, TX]]> Found: deadline
$735,000 budget. Deadline: August 12, 2016

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67e6252872197b7b9f7352556d3b8f66
<![CDATA[Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 - South Korea]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
KRW116,000,000 (~101,500 USD) in awards. Deadline: October 31, 2016

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895031effe69cef96cfb068245925212
<![CDATA[Images: Fine Art Festival - New Smyrna Beach, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$28,000+ in awards. Deadline: October 26, 2016

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dc02cc64d9bf00d2391db20076213542
<![CDATA[RED Biennial - Cambridge, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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d2b5acad2ad402180ddd44459222bf89
<![CDATA[Call for Artists]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entry, entr

UNITED in Passion and Pride.
September 10 - October 22, 2016
 
39th Street Gallery/Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood, MD 20722 (Second floor, 39th Street entrance)
This call for visual art is in response to the mass shooting that took the lives of 49 people at the Pulse Night Club, a gay bar in Orlando Florida, in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016.  We are deeply saddened by this attack on the LGBTQ Community and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the people we lost. This tragedy is multi-layered and as such, this call is open to your interpretation of the title and theme. All artists are encouraged to enter work.

The 39th Street Gallery is located in Brentwood Maryland, a quarter mile from the Washington DC Line, in the heart of the Gateway Arts District. The Gateway Arts District strives to be a diverse community that is inclusive to all.
 
Please submit up to 3 pieces (both 2-D and 3-D works will be considered),
Entry Requirements:
1.) All submissions must be sent electronically to be considered.
2.) Images should be submitted in JPEG format, ideally 4" x 6"image size
3.) Any selected work MUST BE READY to Hang, Any pieces selected that arrives not ready to hang will be returned to artist upon delivery
4.) Work should not exceed 60" in any one dimension.
5.) Number and Label all images with the artist's last name and title in the JPEG file (Example: 01_Jones_Untitled.jpeg
6.) Include a corresponding image list with JPEG file name, artwork title, medium, year, size, and price.
 
All work needs to be hand delivered or shipped at the artists expense including prepaid return shipping.  
 
The gallery will not take any commission on sales from this exhibition.
 
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE - Important Dates:
September 10 - October 22, 2016 -- exhibition dates
August  12-- deadline to apply
August 19 -- notifications of acceptance
August 20-27-- shipped artwork to arrive at the gallery
August 27, from 12-3PM -- hand delivered artwork to arrive at the gallery (or by appointment)
September 10, 5 pm - 8 pm -- opening reception
October 22 -- last day of the show
October 23- 27- artwork pick up and shipping (pick up at gallery by appointment)
 
Jurors:
1. John Paradiso, Artist, Curator of Programs, 39th Street Gallery
2. Margaret Boozer, Artist, Founder of Red Dirt Studio
3. Tom Hill, Artist, Senior Advisor, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

For more information please write or call John Paradiso, 202-487-8458. Email: artprograms@gatewaycdc.org

John Paradiso
39th Street Gallery
Curator of Programming 
202-487-8458

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29 July 2016, 3:00 am 9facc61b2c4e07a6344dd70257bfe3c4
<![CDATA[This Friday: Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program Visual Arts Exhibition]]> Found: opportunity, submit

 
Opening Reception
Friday, July 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RSVP here.
DC Commission on Arts and Humanities
200 I (Eye) Street, SE
Main Gallery
Washington, DC 20003
Exhibition closes August 31
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
200 I (Eye) Street SE, Washington DC
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents a  visual arts exhibition featuring some of the District's finest visual artists applying for the FY 2017 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP). Each artist has submitted a piece that represents their body of work and artistic perspective. This exhibition captures the broad scope of the District's dynamic art scene and provides an opportunity for the artists to express their visions directly to the panel of peer reviewers evaluating their applications and to the public

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27 July 2016, 5:00 am 945540b52e12997c635231abe6f82bac
<![CDATA[Opportunities for Artists]]> Found: residency, deadline, juror
Non-DCCAH Calls for Artists (lifted from the DCCAH website:

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26 July 2016, 6:00 pm 512f31cdf4b26cca11e36ac2dcf562e4
<![CDATA[Call for Artists: Shockoe Artspace]]> Found: submissions, submission
Shockoe Artspace’s mission is to provide a vital platform for both student, emerging and professional artists from local and regional backgrounds as well as international. 
We are looking to promote a diverse array of works and exhibitions. Furthermore we exist to cultivate community through various forms and outlets that will deeply impact our city. We think it is vital to generate new and relevant dialogue surrounding the arts of all kinds that stimulates growth in the artist and increases interest and appreciation from patrons and supporters.
Through a diverse array of exhibitions, forums, and open critiques, we hope to extend the already flourishing artistic foundation and culture here in Shockoe Bottom and Richmond as a whole.

Submissions:
Artist submissions are welcomed. Submissions will be reviewed several times a year. If upon review, we have further interest, we will be in touch with you directly. Artists should include a C.V., and artist statement, along with a personal web address and or 5 to 10 jpeg images with captions. Submissions must be emailed to submissions@shockoeartspace.com.

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24 July 2016, 8:26 pm 6596bffe1b0d52b6456e7c48a5fee007
<![CDATA[Opportunity for artists of LA area African ancestry]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Fee: $15

Through the Emerging Artists Program, MoAD (The Museum of the African Diaspora) is committed to providing local LA artists the opportunities to generate and exhibit work reflecting the cultural and artistic richness of the African Diaspora... Bummer that it's just artists from the City of Angels...

The EAP is a call for artists to submit a solo exhibition proposal of their work. Competitive proposals will present innovative artwork to activate the salon space. 

This multipurpose space is the heart of the museum where they hold public programs, education workshops, and events. 

Four final artists will be selected. Each artist will have a 2 month solo show as part of the Emerging Artists Program to display their work in a solo exhibition.
We will hold two information sessions to review the application process and to answer any questions. These sessions will be held on June 1st and June 29th at 6pm in the MoAD salon and include a gallery tour.
Selected artists will be notified on August 31, 2016, after which artists will then work with the exhibitions team at the museum and have 2 months to finalize and prepare work.

http://www.moadsf.org/connect/emerging-artists-program/call-for-emerging-artists/

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22 July 2016, 5:00 am 5ec60e72d8c4b4098d8b9699c243d4a8
<![CDATA[Gallery B accepting applications]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Bethesda Urban Partnership are accepting applications for Gallery B 2017 exhibitions!

This gallery, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda, is available to interested artists and arts organizations for one-month rentals. All media including, but not limited to, painting, photography and sculpture is eligible to use the space. Gallery B does not take a commission on any artwork sold during the exhibition.  
 
We are seeking applications from local artists and arts organizations for month-long exhibitions in 2016. Gallery B has approximately 1,500 sq. feet of available exhibition space. The deadline for submission is July 29, 2016.

To be considered for a solo or group exhibition, and to review the gallery requirements, please
complete this application.
 
Questions?  Please send them an email to artist@bethesda.org.

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20 July 2016, 4:30 am 60d2848acc09810d15141580ea3fc309
<![CDATA[City Paper review and other thoughts...]]> Found: entry, entr
CP art critic John Anderson pops in with a nice review of the current show at American University's Katzen Museum... read it here.

And also just home from a packed, sold out lecture on the show at the Katzen... moderated by the amazing Jack Rasmussen and some excellent questions by AU Prof Adrienne Pine who wrote the very left-wingy but interesting essay for the exhibition's catalog.
There were also some interesting questions to my Colombian peeps Carolina Mayorga, whose performance at the openings, which you can also see on the video at the exhibition, raised a lot of interesting points.

Third use of the word "interesting" in the last two paragraphs.

Muriel Hasbun brought live heart beats from El Salvador, delivered dynamically across cyberspace and played in the background of the discussion... all part of her ever evolving mixed medias presentations.
I discussed what I call "Cuban privilege", which I define (since I invented the term), as the superior attitude that us Cubans have towards all other immigrants to the US.
Notice that I said "all", not just Latin American immigrants (legal or otherwise).
Cuban privilege: Immediate welcome, quick green card status, middle class entry (thanks to a well established and wealthy Cuban-American community infrastructure), educational/cultural inprints, solid familial and clannish unity, and a lack of "victimism" as an attitude.
Of course, that attitude is defined by a set of singularly unique characteristics that defined the Cuban mass migration the the US in the 1960s: a migration of the upper and middle classes, rather than the impoverished poor strata of most historical migrations to the US, a racial welcome of a mostly white immigrant wave, and the fact that most Cubans identify as Republicans certainly didn't hurt.
A far cry from the daily stresses and legal issues that most illegal immigrants face around our region, mostly very poor Central Americans looking North for a better life away from violence and poverty.
The audience gasped when I told them that my father didn't identify as a "Hispanic" or as a "Latino."
"I am a Cuban," he'd say proudly. And when he became a US citizen he changed that to "En mi corazon siempre sere Cubano, pero desde hoy, en mi alma soy Americano." 
Cubans are archaic immigrants... we love this great nation with a passionate, sometimes dangerous love that often clouds our perspectives and opinions. 

Nuff said!

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14 July 2016, 8:24 pm 1a33aea146da0b16c996b0cc985a17d4
<![CDATA[Gen-Y 3.0]]> Found: opportunity, entry, entr
VisArts presents a juried exhibition of artists ages 17 – 27 in the Kaplan Gallery from July 22 – August 28, 2016. The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a professional gallery. Though there are many labels aimed at describing the current generation of 17 to 27 year olds, such as Screenagers, Millennials, and Echo Boomers, VisArts is maintaining the Gen-Y name for its annual juried group exhibition of aspiring artists in this age group.


Drawing, photography, fiber, ceramics, painting, video, sculpture, and interactivity fill the Kaplan Gallery reflecting a variety of approaches to a wide range of content within the context of the digital age.


The 2016 Gen-Y 3.0 artists include: Sobia Ahmad, Katherine Akey, Susie Bae, Amy Berbert, Abbie Fundling, Jared Green, Ashley Ja’nae, Kern Lee, Emmanuel Mones, Richard Munaba, Angelique Nagovskaya, Raheel Raad, Yoon Sun Shin, Qin Tan, and Vivien Wise.

The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a gallery. The exhibition was developed to address this demographic of artists who are seriously making art and have little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery. Many are uncertain about how to proceed with a career in art or what it takes to be an artist. Many are under financial, social and educational pressures that might preclude further study in art. Others are committed to a non-art career track yet are passionate about making art. Most are working under the art world radar of the region. 

A dedicated team of gallery interns and volunteers plan and realize the annual juried exhibition with guidance from the VisArts gallery staff.  “From the call for entry to the preparation and installation of the artwork, the entire process is a learning experience- for the first time exhibitors as well as the organizers of the exhibition,” says Main. “Watching this exhibition take shape is inspiring. The interns embrace the vision to seek out the undiscovered young artists in our community. They are passionate about bringing their peers’ artwork into the public light.”

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, July 22 from 7 to 9 PM in the Kaplan Gallery. The reception and exhibition are free to the public.    

Gen-Y 3.0 
July 22 – August 28
Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 7 – 9 PM

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11 July 2016, 4:00 am 867266e18f947777bc0c525803f1846c
<![CDATA[Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications]]> Found: deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award
Don't miss your chance to apply! The deadline for 2017 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications is rapidly approaching. The Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to practicing Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence.

Categories offered for the 2017 Awards are:

  • Classical Music: Composition
  • Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Dance: Choreography
  • Dance: Solo Performance
  • Poetry
  • Visual Arts: Sculpture
  • World Music: Composition
  • World Music: Solo Performance
All applications must be submitted online. Applicants can access the guidelines, application, and other application assistance resources by clicking the "Maryland" tab HERE on Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's website.

The deadline for 2017 applications is 4:30 PM on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Questions about Fellowships? Please review the program guidelines and contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at
kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

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9 July 2016, 2:24 pm a19c437c187a39e2fc5dbce6061fe81e
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Flight Lines”]]> Found: residence

Turbulence.org Commission: Flight Lines by Ellie Irons and Dan Phiffer:

Flight Lines is a computer vision project that monitors the sky not just for customary birds and planes, but rapidly multiplying drones and increasingly frequent extreme weather events. Emerging from an interest in the ecology of the Anthropocene, Flight Lines is an effort to document the skies as they are today, with the knowledge that they are rapidly evolving and have variable characteristics in different locations at different times.

Irons and Phiffer have created a network of cameras across New York City. Each camera location has its own particular ’sky signature’ that is revealed through algorithmic processing, which would otherwise remain invisible. As you watch, your computer renders the videos into a series of silhouetted frames that trace the arcs of objects that move through them; birds, trash, flying machines. The paths generated by this process are its “flight lines.”

Watch the sky, or leave your browser window open while you attend to other tasks. Either way, you will accumulate hours of processed footage that will provide Irons and Phiffer with material for a series of paintings and videos that respond to this aerial ecology.

Flight Lines is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

BIOGRAPHIES

Ellie Irons is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She works in a variety of media, from walks to WIFI to gardening, to reveal how human and nonhuman lives intertwine with other earth systems. Recently she has been an artist in residence at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University.

Recent exhibition venues include Wave Hill, the Queens Botanical Garden, Pioneer Works and the Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture in New York City, Flora Arts and Nature in Bogotá, Colombia, and garden projects at Sure We Can, a redemption center in Bushwick, and 1067 PacificPeople, an art center in Crown Heights. Her recent writing is published in Feral Research, Landscape Architecture Futures, and the Brooklyn Rail.

Ellie teaches part time at the City College of New York and Brown University. She studied Environmental Science and Art at Scripps College in Los Angeles and received her MFA from Hunter College, CUNY.

Dan Phiffer is a new media hacker from California, interested in exploring the cultural dimension of inexpensive communications networks such as voice telephony and the Internet. Dan is currently a fellow at Columbia’s Tow Center of Digital Journalism, and has had projects exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and SFMOMA.

Ellie and Dan have collaborated on a variety of projects over the last ten years, including work with the collaborative group Future Archaeology and individual pieces ranging from public sculptural installations to web sites. They share an interest in the intertwining of technology, ecology, and public access to information.

Turbulence.org
http://turbulence.org

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14 December 2015, 12:23 pm 3089827667918522a3ca7131a2680320
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Killbox” by Joseph DeLappe, et al]]> Found: residence, award

Turbulence.org Commission: Killbox by Joseph DeLappe (US) and Malath Abbas, Tom deMajo and Albert Elwin (UK) [To "play" the game download the application to your desktop, and make sure your speakers are on.]

Killbox is an online interactive game that critically explores the nature of drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or UAV) warfare, its complexities and consequences. It is an experience that explores the use of technology to transform and extend political and military power, and the abstraction of killing through virtualization.

Modern warfare technology disguises the lethal nature of weapons as they become surgical precision instruments producing ‘clean’ destruction within acceptable limits of “collateral damage.” – Jill Berke*

“Killbox” is the Military term used to describe an area on a grid map that a mission planner designates a target to be destroyed. Kill Box involves audiences in a fictionalized virtual environment based on documented drone strikes in Northern Pakistan (executed via satellite from as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada).

The disintegration of the warrior’s personality is at a very advanced stage. Looking up, he sees the digital display (opto-electronic or holographic) of the windscreen collimator; looking down, the radar screen, the onboard computer, the radio and the video screen, which enables him to follow the terrain with its four or five simultaneous targets; and to monitor his self-navigating Sidewinder missiles fitted with a camera of infra-red guidance system. Paul Virilio **

Killbox is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (USA). Additional funding has been provided by The Phoenix Theatre (Leicester, UK); and The Cutting Room (UK).

BIOGRAPHIES

Joseph DeLappe is an artist/activist with a substantial body of work on the subject of geopolitics and drones and is considered a pioneer in the nascent field of computer games and art. He is a Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Nevada where he directs the Digital Media program. Joseph is lead artist on Kill Box UAV; dealing with concept/content development, theoretical and historical research into drone warfare and primary lead on installation, development of publicity materials and archiving surrounding the project. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance and electromechanical installation have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. In 2006 he began dead-in-iraq, typing consecutively all the names of America’s military casualties from the war in Iraq into the America’s Army first person shooter online recruiting game. DeLappe also created and directs the crowdsourced memorial project, iraqimemorial.org.

Malath Abbas is an independent game designer, artist and producer working on experimental and meaningful games. Since co-founding the award winning studio Quartic Llama, Malath is establishing Scotland’s first game collective and co-working space in order to support a community of independent game makers. His current work includes Kill Box, an online game and interactive installation that critically explores the nature of drone warfare, its complexities and consequences.

Tom deMajo is a digital artist, electronic musician and sound designer, and lead designer for project drone. Tom is responsible for unifying the conceptual, experiential, visual and audio aspects of the project, driving the aesthetics and sound in the game. Tom’s work has covered film, animation, games, sound installations and music. He has toured globally as part of electronic music duo Warp Technique, and is a co-founder of Quartic Llama; independent games company. He was designer, sound designer, composer and artist on the award- winning game “other” made with Malath Abbas and in partnership with the National Theatre Scotland. He has collaborated extensively with artists, practitioners and institutions in Scotland and locally such as National Theatre Scotland, Museum of Scotland, Sink, and recently Hot Chocolate and Scottish Dance Theatre. Tom has been regularly invited to contribute to NEoN Digital Arts Festival, and is Artist in Residence at Fleet Collective in Dundee.

Albert Elwin is an artist and programmer, responsible for developing the underlying code for the PD, networking and implementation of all art objects into the project. Originally from New Zealand, Albert now lives and works in Scotland. He studied Computer Games Technology at the University of Abertay Dundee and his career began when he took part in Abertay’s 2012 Dare To Be Digital competition. Albert co-founded Space Budgie, an independent games studio in 2013 where he lead the development of Glitchspace, a visual programming game, well known for its aesthetic and game design. Albert was invited to talk about Glitchspace at various international game festivals, most notably the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco in 2014. For the last 6 months Albert has been working on a wide range of projects and collaborations; developing digital experiments for testing human depth perception at St. Andrews University, an audio/visual digital instrument based on Harmonographs.

Related Works:

Commission Control by Andy Deck and Joe Dellinger (1997)
Here and Now by David Crawford (1999)
CONtext by Jo-Anne Green (2004)

* From “War on Words: How Language Obscures Violence”
** From “War and Cinema”

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22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[2016 National Juried Exhibit - Frederick, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1150 in awards. Deadline: September 30, 2016

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3f93fdc8de68464ac8eb38e4e06e83bf
<![CDATA[Altered States of Collage - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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c641280932c01eb8af3a0de69e003be5
<![CDATA[Politics Now: the art of sausage making - Chicago Heights, IL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: August 6, 2016

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f5c67bb412f23b9a55468b016fd9e4bf
<![CDATA[LACDA 2016 International Juried Competition - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline
Solo and Group Exhibits. Deadline: August 22, 2016

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bced191419c056c74a99b30b324a3862
<![CDATA[Burnet Art Festival Plein Air Competition and Quick draw - Burnet, TX]]> Found: deadline
$2100+ in prizes. Deadline: August 17, 2016

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<![CDATA[Nature Exhibit - online competition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $1,500 in cash awards. Deadline: August 29, 2016

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b506559b17348ba0622a848f2e0f4113
<![CDATA[San Pedro Creek Tricentennial Artwork RFQ - San Antonio, TX]]> Found: deadline
$735,000 budget. Deadline: August 12, 2016

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67e6252872197b7b9f7352556d3b8f66
<![CDATA[Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 - South Korea]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
KRW116,000,000 (~101,500 USD) in awards. Deadline: October 31, 2016

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895031effe69cef96cfb068245925212
<![CDATA[Images: Fine Art Festival - New Smyrna Beach, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$28,000+ in awards. Deadline: October 26, 2016

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dc02cc64d9bf00d2391db20076213542
<![CDATA[RED Biennial - Cambridge, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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d2b5acad2ad402180ddd44459222bf89
<![CDATA[Call for Artists]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entry, entr

UNITED in Passion and Pride.
September 10 - October 22, 2016
 
39th Street Gallery/Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood, MD 20722 (Second floor, 39th Street entrance)
This call for visual art is in response to the mass shooting that took the lives of 49 people at the Pulse Night Club, a gay bar in Orlando Florida, in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016.  We are deeply saddened by this attack on the LGBTQ Community and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the people we lost. This tragedy is multi-layered and as such, this call is open to your interpretation of the title and theme. All artists are encouraged to enter work.

The 39th Street Gallery is located in Brentwood Maryland, a quarter mile from the Washington DC Line, in the heart of the Gateway Arts District. The Gateway Arts District strives to be a diverse community that is inclusive to all.
 
Please submit up to 3 pieces (both 2-D and 3-D works will be considered),
Entry Requirements:
1.) All submissions must be sent electronically to be considered.
2.) Images should be submitted in JPEG format, ideally 4" x 6"image size
3.) Any selected work MUST BE READY to Hang, Any pieces selected that arrives not ready to hang will be returned to artist upon delivery
4.) Work should not exceed 60" in any one dimension.
5.) Number and Label all images with the artist's last name and title in the JPEG file (Example: 01_Jones_Untitled.jpeg
6.) Include a corresponding image list with JPEG file name, artwork title, medium, year, size, and price.
 
All work needs to be hand delivered or shipped at the artists expense including prepaid return shipping.  
 
The gallery will not take any commission on sales from this exhibition.
 
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE - Important Dates:
September 10 - October 22, 2016 -- exhibition dates
August  12-- deadline to apply
August 19 -- notifications of acceptance
August 20-27-- shipped artwork to arrive at the gallery
August 27, from 12-3PM -- hand delivered artwork to arrive at the gallery (or by appointment)
September 10, 5 pm - 8 pm -- opening reception
October 22 -- last day of the show
October 23- 27- artwork pick up and shipping (pick up at gallery by appointment)
 
Jurors:
1. John Paradiso, Artist, Curator of Programs, 39th Street Gallery
2. Margaret Boozer, Artist, Founder of Red Dirt Studio
3. Tom Hill, Artist, Senior Advisor, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

For more information please write or call John Paradiso, 202-487-8458. Email: artprograms@gatewaycdc.org

John Paradiso
39th Street Gallery
Curator of Programming 
202-487-8458

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29 July 2016, 3:00 am 9facc61b2c4e07a6344dd70257bfe3c4
<![CDATA[This Friday: Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program Visual Arts Exhibition]]> Found: opportunity, submit

 
Opening Reception
Friday, July 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RSVP here.
DC Commission on Arts and Humanities
200 I (Eye) Street, SE
Main Gallery
Washington, DC 20003
Exhibition closes August 31
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
200 I (Eye) Street SE, Washington DC
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents a  visual arts exhibition featuring some of the District's finest visual artists applying for the FY 2017 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP). Each artist has submitted a piece that represents their body of work and artistic perspective. This exhibition captures the broad scope of the District's dynamic art scene and provides an opportunity for the artists to express their visions directly to the panel of peer reviewers evaluating their applications and to the public

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27 July 2016, 5:00 am 945540b52e12997c635231abe6f82bac
<![CDATA[Opportunities for Artists]]> Found: residency, deadline, juror
Non-DCCAH Calls for Artists (lifted from the DCCAH website:

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26 July 2016, 6:00 pm 512f31cdf4b26cca11e36ac2dcf562e4
<![CDATA[Call for Artists: Shockoe Artspace]]> Found: submissions, submission
Shockoe Artspace’s mission is to provide a vital platform for both student, emerging and professional artists from local and regional backgrounds as well as international. 
We are looking to promote a diverse array of works and exhibitions. Furthermore we exist to cultivate community through various forms and outlets that will deeply impact our city. We think it is vital to generate new and relevant dialogue surrounding the arts of all kinds that stimulates growth in the artist and increases interest and appreciation from patrons and supporters.
Through a diverse array of exhibitions, forums, and open critiques, we hope to extend the already flourishing artistic foundation and culture here in Shockoe Bottom and Richmond as a whole.

Submissions:
Artist submissions are welcomed. Submissions will be reviewed several times a year. If upon review, we have further interest, we will be in touch with you directly. Artists should include a C.V., and artist statement, along with a personal web address and or 5 to 10 jpeg images with captions. Submissions must be emailed to submissions@shockoeartspace.com.

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24 July 2016, 8:26 pm 6596bffe1b0d52b6456e7c48a5fee007
<![CDATA[Opportunity for artists of LA area African ancestry]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Fee: $15

Through the Emerging Artists Program, MoAD (The Museum of the African Diaspora) is committed to providing local LA artists the opportunities to generate and exhibit work reflecting the cultural and artistic richness of the African Diaspora... Bummer that it's just artists from the City of Angels...

The EAP is a call for artists to submit a solo exhibition proposal of their work. Competitive proposals will present innovative artwork to activate the salon space. 

This multipurpose space is the heart of the museum where they hold public programs, education workshops, and events. 

Four final artists will be selected. Each artist will have a 2 month solo show as part of the Emerging Artists Program to display their work in a solo exhibition.
We will hold two information sessions to review the application process and to answer any questions. These sessions will be held on June 1st and June 29th at 6pm in the MoAD salon and include a gallery tour.
Selected artists will be notified on August 31, 2016, after which artists will then work with the exhibitions team at the museum and have 2 months to finalize and prepare work.

http://www.moadsf.org/connect/emerging-artists-program/call-for-emerging-artists/

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22 July 2016, 5:00 am 5ec60e72d8c4b4098d8b9699c243d4a8
<![CDATA[Gallery B accepting applications]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Bethesda Urban Partnership are accepting applications for Gallery B 2017 exhibitions!

This gallery, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda, is available to interested artists and arts organizations for one-month rentals. All media including, but not limited to, painting, photography and sculpture is eligible to use the space. Gallery B does not take a commission on any artwork sold during the exhibition.  
 
We are seeking applications from local artists and arts organizations for month-long exhibitions in 2016. Gallery B has approximately 1,500 sq. feet of available exhibition space. The deadline for submission is July 29, 2016.

To be considered for a solo or group exhibition, and to review the gallery requirements, please
complete this application.
 
Questions?  Please send them an email to artist@bethesda.org.

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20 July 2016, 4:30 am 60d2848acc09810d15141580ea3fc309
<![CDATA[City Paper review and other thoughts...]]> Found: entry, entr
CP art critic John Anderson pops in with a nice review of the current show at American University's Katzen Museum... read it here.

And also just home from a packed, sold out lecture on the show at the Katzen... moderated by the amazing Jack Rasmussen and some excellent questions by AU Prof Adrienne Pine who wrote the very left-wingy but interesting essay for the exhibition's catalog.
There were also some interesting questions to my Colombian peeps Carolina Mayorga, whose performance at the openings, which you can also see on the video at the exhibition, raised a lot of interesting points.

Third use of the word "interesting" in the last two paragraphs.

Muriel Hasbun brought live heart beats from El Salvador, delivered dynamically across cyberspace and played in the background of the discussion... all part of her ever evolving mixed medias presentations.
I discussed what I call "Cuban privilege", which I define (since I invented the term), as the superior attitude that us Cubans have towards all other immigrants to the US.
Notice that I said "all", not just Latin American immigrants (legal or otherwise).
Cuban privilege: Immediate welcome, quick green card status, middle class entry (thanks to a well established and wealthy Cuban-American community infrastructure), educational/cultural inprints, solid familial and clannish unity, and a lack of "victimism" as an attitude.
Of course, that attitude is defined by a set of singularly unique characteristics that defined the Cuban mass migration the the US in the 1960s: a migration of the upper and middle classes, rather than the impoverished poor strata of most historical migrations to the US, a racial welcome of a mostly white immigrant wave, and the fact that most Cubans identify as Republicans certainly didn't hurt.
A far cry from the daily stresses and legal issues that most illegal immigrants face around our region, mostly very poor Central Americans looking North for a better life away from violence and poverty.
The audience gasped when I told them that my father didn't identify as a "Hispanic" or as a "Latino."
"I am a Cuban," he'd say proudly. And when he became a US citizen he changed that to "En mi corazon siempre sere Cubano, pero desde hoy, en mi alma soy Americano." 
Cubans are archaic immigrants... we love this great nation with a passionate, sometimes dangerous love that often clouds our perspectives and opinions. 

Nuff said!

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14 July 2016, 8:24 pm 1a33aea146da0b16c996b0cc985a17d4
<![CDATA[Gen-Y 3.0]]> Found: opportunity, entry, entr
VisArts presents a juried exhibition of artists ages 17 – 27 in the Kaplan Gallery from July 22 – August 28, 2016. The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a professional gallery. Though there are many labels aimed at describing the current generation of 17 to 27 year olds, such as Screenagers, Millennials, and Echo Boomers, VisArts is maintaining the Gen-Y name for its annual juried group exhibition of aspiring artists in this age group.


Drawing, photography, fiber, ceramics, painting, video, sculpture, and interactivity fill the Kaplan Gallery reflecting a variety of approaches to a wide range of content within the context of the digital age.


The 2016 Gen-Y 3.0 artists include: Sobia Ahmad, Katherine Akey, Susie Bae, Amy Berbert, Abbie Fundling, Jared Green, Ashley Ja’nae, Kern Lee, Emmanuel Mones, Richard Munaba, Angelique Nagovskaya, Raheel Raad, Yoon Sun Shin, Qin Tan, and Vivien Wise.

The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a gallery. The exhibition was developed to address this demographic of artists who are seriously making art and have little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery. Many are uncertain about how to proceed with a career in art or what it takes to be an artist. Many are under financial, social and educational pressures that might preclude further study in art. Others are committed to a non-art career track yet are passionate about making art. Most are working under the art world radar of the region. 

A dedicated team of gallery interns and volunteers plan and realize the annual juried exhibition with guidance from the VisArts gallery staff.  “From the call for entry to the preparation and installation of the artwork, the entire process is a learning experience- for the first time exhibitors as well as the organizers of the exhibition,” says Main. “Watching this exhibition take shape is inspiring. The interns embrace the vision to seek out the undiscovered young artists in our community. They are passionate about bringing their peers’ artwork into the public light.”

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, July 22 from 7 to 9 PM in the Kaplan Gallery. The reception and exhibition are free to the public.    

Gen-Y 3.0 
July 22 – August 28
Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 7 – 9 PM

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11 July 2016, 4:00 am 867266e18f947777bc0c525803f1846c
<![CDATA[Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications]]> Found: deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award
Don't miss your chance to apply! The deadline for 2017 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications is rapidly approaching. The Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to practicing Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence.

Categories offered for the 2017 Awards are:

  • Classical Music: Composition
  • Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Dance: Choreography
  • Dance: Solo Performance
  • Poetry
  • Visual Arts: Sculpture
  • World Music: Composition
  • World Music: Solo Performance
All applications must be submitted online. Applicants can access the guidelines, application, and other application assistance resources by clicking the "Maryland" tab HERE on Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's website.

The deadline for 2017 applications is 4:30 PM on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Questions about Fellowships? Please review the program guidelines and contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at
kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

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9 July 2016, 2:24 pm a19c437c187a39e2fc5dbce6061fe81e
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Flight Lines”]]> Found: residence

Turbulence.org Commission: Flight Lines by Ellie Irons and Dan Phiffer:

Flight Lines is a computer vision project that monitors the sky not just for customary birds and planes, but rapidly multiplying drones and increasingly frequent extreme weather events. Emerging from an interest in the ecology of the Anthropocene, Flight Lines is an effort to document the skies as they are today, with the knowledge that they are rapidly evolving and have variable characteristics in different locations at different times.

Irons and Phiffer have created a network of cameras across New York City. Each camera location has its own particular ’sky signature’ that is revealed through algorithmic processing, which would otherwise remain invisible. As you watch, your computer renders the videos into a series of silhouetted frames that trace the arcs of objects that move through them; birds, trash, flying machines. The paths generated by this process are its “flight lines.”

Watch the sky, or leave your browser window open while you attend to other tasks. Either way, you will accumulate hours of processed footage that will provide Irons and Phiffer with material for a series of paintings and videos that respond to this aerial ecology.

Flight Lines is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

BIOGRAPHIES

Ellie Irons is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She works in a variety of media, from walks to WIFI to gardening, to reveal how human and nonhuman lives intertwine with other earth systems. Recently she has been an artist in residence at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University.

Recent exhibition venues include Wave Hill, the Queens Botanical Garden, Pioneer Works and the Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture in New York City, Flora Arts and Nature in Bogotá, Colombia, and garden projects at Sure We Can, a redemption center in Bushwick, and 1067 PacificPeople, an art center in Crown Heights. Her recent writing is published in Feral Research, Landscape Architecture Futures, and the Brooklyn Rail.

Ellie teaches part time at the City College of New York and Brown University. She studied Environmental Science and Art at Scripps College in Los Angeles and received her MFA from Hunter College, CUNY.

Dan Phiffer is a new media hacker from California, interested in exploring the cultural dimension of inexpensive communications networks such as voice telephony and the Internet. Dan is currently a fellow at Columbia’s Tow Center of Digital Journalism, and has had projects exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and SFMOMA.

Ellie and Dan have collaborated on a variety of projects over the last ten years, including work with the collaborative group Future Archaeology and individual pieces ranging from public sculptural installations to web sites. They share an interest in the intertwining of technology, ecology, and public access to information.

Turbulence.org
http://turbulence.org

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14 December 2015, 12:23 pm 3089827667918522a3ca7131a2680320
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Killbox” by Joseph DeLappe, et al]]> Found: residence, award

Turbulence.org Commission: Killbox by Joseph DeLappe (US) and Malath Abbas, Tom deMajo and Albert Elwin (UK) [To "play" the game download the application to your desktop, and make sure your speakers are on.]

Killbox is an online interactive game that critically explores the nature of drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or UAV) warfare, its complexities and consequences. It is an experience that explores the use of technology to transform and extend political and military power, and the abstraction of killing through virtualization.

Modern warfare technology disguises the lethal nature of weapons as they become surgical precision instruments producing ‘clean’ destruction within acceptable limits of “collateral damage.” – Jill Berke*

“Killbox” is the Military term used to describe an area on a grid map that a mission planner designates a target to be destroyed. Kill Box involves audiences in a fictionalized virtual environment based on documented drone strikes in Northern Pakistan (executed via satellite from as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada).

The disintegration of the warrior’s personality is at a very advanced stage. Looking up, he sees the digital display (opto-electronic or holographic) of the windscreen collimator; looking down, the radar screen, the onboard computer, the radio and the video screen, which enables him to follow the terrain with its four or five simultaneous targets; and to monitor his self-navigating Sidewinder missiles fitted with a camera of infra-red guidance system. Paul Virilio **

Killbox is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (USA). Additional funding has been provided by The Phoenix Theatre (Leicester, UK); and The Cutting Room (UK).

BIOGRAPHIES

Joseph DeLappe is an artist/activist with a substantial body of work on the subject of geopolitics and drones and is considered a pioneer in the nascent field of computer games and art. He is a Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Nevada where he directs the Digital Media program. Joseph is lead artist on Kill Box UAV; dealing with concept/content development, theoretical and historical research into drone warfare and primary lead on installation, development of publicity materials and archiving surrounding the project. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance and electromechanical installation have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. In 2006 he began dead-in-iraq, typing consecutively all the names of America’s military casualties from the war in Iraq into the America’s Army first person shooter online recruiting game. DeLappe also created and directs the crowdsourced memorial project, iraqimemorial.org.

Malath Abbas is an independent game designer, artist and producer working on experimental and meaningful games. Since co-founding the award winning studio Quartic Llama, Malath is establishing Scotland’s first game collective and co-working space in order to support a community of independent game makers. His current work includes Kill Box, an online game and interactive installation that critically explores the nature of drone warfare, its complexities and consequences.

Tom deMajo is a digital artist, electronic musician and sound designer, and lead designer for project drone. Tom is responsible for unifying the conceptual, experiential, visual and audio aspects of the project, driving the aesthetics and sound in the game. Tom’s work has covered film, animation, games, sound installations and music. He has toured globally as part of electronic music duo Warp Technique, and is a co-founder of Quartic Llama; independent games company. He was designer, sound designer, composer and artist on the award- winning game “other” made with Malath Abbas and in partnership with the National Theatre Scotland. He has collaborated extensively with artists, practitioners and institutions in Scotland and locally such as National Theatre Scotland, Museum of Scotland, Sink, and recently Hot Chocolate and Scottish Dance Theatre. Tom has been regularly invited to contribute to NEoN Digital Arts Festival, and is Artist in Residence at Fleet Collective in Dundee.

Albert Elwin is an artist and programmer, responsible for developing the underlying code for the PD, networking and implementation of all art objects into the project. Originally from New Zealand, Albert now lives and works in Scotland. He studied Computer Games Technology at the University of Abertay Dundee and his career began when he took part in Abertay’s 2012 Dare To Be Digital competition. Albert co-founded Space Budgie, an independent games studio in 2013 where he lead the development of Glitchspace, a visual programming game, well known for its aesthetic and game design. Albert was invited to talk about Glitchspace at various international game festivals, most notably the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco in 2014. For the last 6 months Albert has been working on a wide range of projects and collaborations; developing digital experiments for testing human depth perception at St. Andrews University, an audio/visual digital instrument based on Harmonographs.

Related Works:

Commission Control by Andy Deck and Joe Dellinger (1997)
Here and Now by David Crawford (1999)
CONtext by Jo-Anne Green (2004)

* From “War on Words: How Language Obscures Violence”
** From “War and Cinema”

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http://turbulence.org

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22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[2016 National Juried Exhibit - Frederick, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1150 in awards. Deadline: September 30, 2016

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<![CDATA[Altered States of Collage - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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<![CDATA[Politics Now: the art of sausage making - Chicago Heights, IL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: August 6, 2016

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<![CDATA[LACDA 2016 International Juried Competition - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline
Solo and Group Exhibits. Deadline: August 22, 2016

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<![CDATA[Burnet Art Festival Plein Air Competition and Quick draw - Burnet, TX]]> Found: deadline
$2100+ in prizes. Deadline: August 17, 2016

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<![CDATA[Nature Exhibit - online competition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $1,500 in cash awards. Deadline: August 29, 2016

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<![CDATA[San Pedro Creek Tricentennial Artwork RFQ - San Antonio, TX]]> Found: deadline
$735,000 budget. Deadline: August 12, 2016

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<![CDATA[Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 - South Korea]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
KRW116,000,000 (~101,500 USD) in awards. Deadline: October 31, 2016

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<![CDATA[Images: Fine Art Festival - New Smyrna Beach, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$28,000+ in awards. Deadline: October 26, 2016

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<![CDATA[RED Biennial - Cambridge, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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<![CDATA[Call for Artists]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entry, entr

UNITED in Passion and Pride.
September 10 - October 22, 2016
 
39th Street Gallery/Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood, MD 20722 (Second floor, 39th Street entrance)
This call for visual art is in response to the mass shooting that took the lives of 49 people at the Pulse Night Club, a gay bar in Orlando Florida, in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016.  We are deeply saddened by this attack on the LGBTQ Community and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the people we lost. This tragedy is multi-layered and as such, this call is open to your interpretation of the title and theme. All artists are encouraged to enter work.

The 39th Street Gallery is located in Brentwood Maryland, a quarter mile from the Washington DC Line, in the heart of the Gateway Arts District. The Gateway Arts District strives to be a diverse community that is inclusive to all.
 
Please submit up to 3 pieces (both 2-D and 3-D works will be considered),
Entry Requirements:
1.) All submissions must be sent electronically to be considered.
2.) Images should be submitted in JPEG format, ideally 4" x 6"image size
3.) Any selected work MUST BE READY to Hang, Any pieces selected that arrives not ready to hang will be returned to artist upon delivery
4.) Work should not exceed 60" in any one dimension.
5.) Number and Label all images with the artist's last name and title in the JPEG file (Example: 01_Jones_Untitled.jpeg
6.) Include a corresponding image list with JPEG file name, artwork title, medium, year, size, and price.
 
All work needs to be hand delivered or shipped at the artists expense including prepaid return shipping.  
 
The gallery will not take any commission on sales from this exhibition.
 
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE - Important Dates:
September 10 - October 22, 2016 -- exhibition dates
August  12-- deadline to apply
August 19 -- notifications of acceptance
August 20-27-- shipped artwork to arrive at the gallery
August 27, from 12-3PM -- hand delivered artwork to arrive at the gallery (or by appointment)
September 10, 5 pm - 8 pm -- opening reception
October 22 -- last day of the show
October 23- 27- artwork pick up and shipping (pick up at gallery by appointment)
 
Jurors:
1. John Paradiso, Artist, Curator of Programs, 39th Street Gallery
2. Margaret Boozer, Artist, Founder of Red Dirt Studio
3. Tom Hill, Artist, Senior Advisor, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

For more information please write or call John Paradiso, 202-487-8458. Email: artprograms@gatewaycdc.org

John Paradiso
39th Street Gallery
Curator of Programming 
202-487-8458

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29 July 2016, 3:00 am 9facc61b2c4e07a6344dd70257bfe3c4
<![CDATA[This Friday: Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program Visual Arts Exhibition]]> Found: opportunity, submit

 
Opening Reception
Friday, July 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RSVP here.
DC Commission on Arts and Humanities
200 I (Eye) Street, SE
Main Gallery
Washington, DC 20003
Exhibition closes August 31
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
200 I (Eye) Street SE, Washington DC
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents a  visual arts exhibition featuring some of the District's finest visual artists applying for the FY 2017 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP). Each artist has submitted a piece that represents their body of work and artistic perspective. This exhibition captures the broad scope of the District's dynamic art scene and provides an opportunity for the artists to express their visions directly to the panel of peer reviewers evaluating their applications and to the public

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27 July 2016, 5:00 am 945540b52e12997c635231abe6f82bac
<![CDATA[Opportunities for Artists]]> Found: residency, deadline, juror
Non-DCCAH Calls for Artists (lifted from the DCCAH website:

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26 July 2016, 6:00 pm 512f31cdf4b26cca11e36ac2dcf562e4
<![CDATA[Call for Artists: Shockoe Artspace]]> Found: submissions, submission
Shockoe Artspace’s mission is to provide a vital platform for both student, emerging and professional artists from local and regional backgrounds as well as international. 
We are looking to promote a diverse array of works and exhibitions. Furthermore we exist to cultivate community through various forms and outlets that will deeply impact our city. We think it is vital to generate new and relevant dialogue surrounding the arts of all kinds that stimulates growth in the artist and increases interest and appreciation from patrons and supporters.
Through a diverse array of exhibitions, forums, and open critiques, we hope to extend the already flourishing artistic foundation and culture here in Shockoe Bottom and Richmond as a whole.

Submissions:
Artist submissions are welcomed. Submissions will be reviewed several times a year. If upon review, we have further interest, we will be in touch with you directly. Artists should include a C.V., and artist statement, along with a personal web address and or 5 to 10 jpeg images with captions. Submissions must be emailed to submissions@shockoeartspace.com.

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24 July 2016, 8:26 pm 6596bffe1b0d52b6456e7c48a5fee007
<![CDATA[Opportunity for artists of LA area African ancestry]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Fee: $15

Through the Emerging Artists Program, MoAD (The Museum of the African Diaspora) is committed to providing local LA artists the opportunities to generate and exhibit work reflecting the cultural and artistic richness of the African Diaspora... Bummer that it's just artists from the City of Angels...

The EAP is a call for artists to submit a solo exhibition proposal of their work. Competitive proposals will present innovative artwork to activate the salon space. 

This multipurpose space is the heart of the museum where they hold public programs, education workshops, and events. 

Four final artists will be selected. Each artist will have a 2 month solo show as part of the Emerging Artists Program to display their work in a solo exhibition.
We will hold two information sessions to review the application process and to answer any questions. These sessions will be held on June 1st and June 29th at 6pm in the MoAD salon and include a gallery tour.
Selected artists will be notified on August 31, 2016, after which artists will then work with the exhibitions team at the museum and have 2 months to finalize and prepare work.

http://www.moadsf.org/connect/emerging-artists-program/call-for-emerging-artists/

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22 July 2016, 5:00 am 5ec60e72d8c4b4098d8b9699c243d4a8
<![CDATA[Gallery B accepting applications]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Bethesda Urban Partnership are accepting applications for Gallery B 2017 exhibitions!

This gallery, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda, is available to interested artists and arts organizations for one-month rentals. All media including, but not limited to, painting, photography and sculpture is eligible to use the space. Gallery B does not take a commission on any artwork sold during the exhibition.  
 
We are seeking applications from local artists and arts organizations for month-long exhibitions in 2016. Gallery B has approximately 1,500 sq. feet of available exhibition space. The deadline for submission is July 29, 2016.

To be considered for a solo or group exhibition, and to review the gallery requirements, please
complete this application.
 
Questions?  Please send them an email to artist@bethesda.org.

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20 July 2016, 4:30 am 60d2848acc09810d15141580ea3fc309
<![CDATA[City Paper review and other thoughts...]]> Found: entry, entr
CP art critic John Anderson pops in with a nice review of the current show at American University's Katzen Museum... read it here.

And also just home from a packed, sold out lecture on the show at the Katzen... moderated by the amazing Jack Rasmussen and some excellent questions by AU Prof Adrienne Pine who wrote the very left-wingy but interesting essay for the exhibition's catalog.
There were also some interesting questions to my Colombian peeps Carolina Mayorga, whose performance at the openings, which you can also see on the video at the exhibition, raised a lot of interesting points.

Third use of the word "interesting" in the last two paragraphs.

Muriel Hasbun brought live heart beats from El Salvador, delivered dynamically across cyberspace and played in the background of the discussion... all part of her ever evolving mixed medias presentations.
I discussed what I call "Cuban privilege", which I define (since I invented the term), as the superior attitude that us Cubans have towards all other immigrants to the US.
Notice that I said "all", not just Latin American immigrants (legal or otherwise).
Cuban privilege: Immediate welcome, quick green card status, middle class entry (thanks to a well established and wealthy Cuban-American community infrastructure), educational/cultural inprints, solid familial and clannish unity, and a lack of "victimism" as an attitude.
Of course, that attitude is defined by a set of singularly unique characteristics that defined the Cuban mass migration the the US in the 1960s: a migration of the upper and middle classes, rather than the impoverished poor strata of most historical migrations to the US, a racial welcome of a mostly white immigrant wave, and the fact that most Cubans identify as Republicans certainly didn't hurt.
A far cry from the daily stresses and legal issues that most illegal immigrants face around our region, mostly very poor Central Americans looking North for a better life away from violence and poverty.
The audience gasped when I told them that my father didn't identify as a "Hispanic" or as a "Latino."
"I am a Cuban," he'd say proudly. And when he became a US citizen he changed that to "En mi corazon siempre sere Cubano, pero desde hoy, en mi alma soy Americano." 
Cubans are archaic immigrants... we love this great nation with a passionate, sometimes dangerous love that often clouds our perspectives and opinions. 

Nuff said!

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14 July 2016, 8:24 pm 1a33aea146da0b16c996b0cc985a17d4
<![CDATA[Gen-Y 3.0]]> Found: opportunity, entry, entr
VisArts presents a juried exhibition of artists ages 17 – 27 in the Kaplan Gallery from July 22 – August 28, 2016. The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a professional gallery. Though there are many labels aimed at describing the current generation of 17 to 27 year olds, such as Screenagers, Millennials, and Echo Boomers, VisArts is maintaining the Gen-Y name for its annual juried group exhibition of aspiring artists in this age group.


Drawing, photography, fiber, ceramics, painting, video, sculpture, and interactivity fill the Kaplan Gallery reflecting a variety of approaches to a wide range of content within the context of the digital age.


The 2016 Gen-Y 3.0 artists include: Sobia Ahmad, Katherine Akey, Susie Bae, Amy Berbert, Abbie Fundling, Jared Green, Ashley Ja’nae, Kern Lee, Emmanuel Mones, Richard Munaba, Angelique Nagovskaya, Raheel Raad, Yoon Sun Shin, Qin Tan, and Vivien Wise.

The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a gallery. The exhibition was developed to address this demographic of artists who are seriously making art and have little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery. Many are uncertain about how to proceed with a career in art or what it takes to be an artist. Many are under financial, social and educational pressures that might preclude further study in art. Others are committed to a non-art career track yet are passionate about making art. Most are working under the art world radar of the region. 

A dedicated team of gallery interns and volunteers plan and realize the annual juried exhibition with guidance from the VisArts gallery staff.  “From the call for entry to the preparation and installation of the artwork, the entire process is a learning experience- for the first time exhibitors as well as the organizers of the exhibition,” says Main. “Watching this exhibition take shape is inspiring. The interns embrace the vision to seek out the undiscovered young artists in our community. They are passionate about bringing their peers’ artwork into the public light.”

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, July 22 from 7 to 9 PM in the Kaplan Gallery. The reception and exhibition are free to the public.    

Gen-Y 3.0 
July 22 – August 28
Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 7 – 9 PM

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11 July 2016, 4:00 am 867266e18f947777bc0c525803f1846c
<![CDATA[Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications]]> Found: deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award
Don't miss your chance to apply! The deadline for 2017 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications is rapidly approaching. The Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to practicing Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence.

Categories offered for the 2017 Awards are:

  • Classical Music: Composition
  • Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Dance: Choreography
  • Dance: Solo Performance
  • Poetry
  • Visual Arts: Sculpture
  • World Music: Composition
  • World Music: Solo Performance
All applications must be submitted online. Applicants can access the guidelines, application, and other application assistance resources by clicking the "Maryland" tab HERE on Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's website.

The deadline for 2017 applications is 4:30 PM on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Questions about Fellowships? Please review the program guidelines and contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at
kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

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9 July 2016, 2:24 pm a19c437c187a39e2fc5dbce6061fe81e
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Flight Lines”]]> Found: residence

Turbulence.org Commission: Flight Lines by Ellie Irons and Dan Phiffer:

Flight Lines is a computer vision project that monitors the sky not just for customary birds and planes, but rapidly multiplying drones and increasingly frequent extreme weather events. Emerging from an interest in the ecology of the Anthropocene, Flight Lines is an effort to document the skies as they are today, with the knowledge that they are rapidly evolving and have variable characteristics in different locations at different times.

Irons and Phiffer have created a network of cameras across New York City. Each camera location has its own particular ’sky signature’ that is revealed through algorithmic processing, which would otherwise remain invisible. As you watch, your computer renders the videos into a series of silhouetted frames that trace the arcs of objects that move through them; birds, trash, flying machines. The paths generated by this process are its “flight lines.”

Watch the sky, or leave your browser window open while you attend to other tasks. Either way, you will accumulate hours of processed footage that will provide Irons and Phiffer with material for a series of paintings and videos that respond to this aerial ecology.

Flight Lines is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

BIOGRAPHIES

Ellie Irons is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She works in a variety of media, from walks to WIFI to gardening, to reveal how human and nonhuman lives intertwine with other earth systems. Recently she has been an artist in residence at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University.

Recent exhibition venues include Wave Hill, the Queens Botanical Garden, Pioneer Works and the Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture in New York City, Flora Arts and Nature in Bogotá, Colombia, and garden projects at Sure We Can, a redemption center in Bushwick, and 1067 PacificPeople, an art center in Crown Heights. Her recent writing is published in Feral Research, Landscape Architecture Futures, and the Brooklyn Rail.

Ellie teaches part time at the City College of New York and Brown University. She studied Environmental Science and Art at Scripps College in Los Angeles and received her MFA from Hunter College, CUNY.

Dan Phiffer is a new media hacker from California, interested in exploring the cultural dimension of inexpensive communications networks such as voice telephony and the Internet. Dan is currently a fellow at Columbia’s Tow Center of Digital Journalism, and has had projects exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and SFMOMA.

Ellie and Dan have collaborated on a variety of projects over the last ten years, including work with the collaborative group Future Archaeology and individual pieces ranging from public sculptural installations to web sites. They share an interest in the intertwining of technology, ecology, and public access to information.

Turbulence.org
http://turbulence.org

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http://facebook.com/nrpa.org
http://facebook.com/turbulence.org

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14 December 2015, 12:23 pm 3089827667918522a3ca7131a2680320
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Killbox” by Joseph DeLappe, et al]]> Found: residence, award

Turbulence.org Commission: Killbox by Joseph DeLappe (US) and Malath Abbas, Tom deMajo and Albert Elwin (UK) [To "play" the game download the application to your desktop, and make sure your speakers are on.]

Killbox is an online interactive game that critically explores the nature of drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or UAV) warfare, its complexities and consequences. It is an experience that explores the use of technology to transform and extend political and military power, and the abstraction of killing through virtualization.

Modern warfare technology disguises the lethal nature of weapons as they become surgical precision instruments producing ‘clean’ destruction within acceptable limits of “collateral damage.” – Jill Berke*

“Killbox” is the Military term used to describe an area on a grid map that a mission planner designates a target to be destroyed. Kill Box involves audiences in a fictionalized virtual environment based on documented drone strikes in Northern Pakistan (executed via satellite from as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada).

The disintegration of the warrior’s personality is at a very advanced stage. Looking up, he sees the digital display (opto-electronic or holographic) of the windscreen collimator; looking down, the radar screen, the onboard computer, the radio and the video screen, which enables him to follow the terrain with its four or five simultaneous targets; and to monitor his self-navigating Sidewinder missiles fitted with a camera of infra-red guidance system. Paul Virilio **

Killbox is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (USA). Additional funding has been provided by The Phoenix Theatre (Leicester, UK); and The Cutting Room (UK).

BIOGRAPHIES

Joseph DeLappe is an artist/activist with a substantial body of work on the subject of geopolitics and drones and is considered a pioneer in the nascent field of computer games and art. He is a Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Nevada where he directs the Digital Media program. Joseph is lead artist on Kill Box UAV; dealing with concept/content development, theoretical and historical research into drone warfare and primary lead on installation, development of publicity materials and archiving surrounding the project. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance and electromechanical installation have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. In 2006 he began dead-in-iraq, typing consecutively all the names of America’s military casualties from the war in Iraq into the America’s Army first person shooter online recruiting game. DeLappe also created and directs the crowdsourced memorial project, iraqimemorial.org.

Malath Abbas is an independent game designer, artist and producer working on experimental and meaningful games. Since co-founding the award winning studio Quartic Llama, Malath is establishing Scotland’s first game collective and co-working space in order to support a community of independent game makers. His current work includes Kill Box, an online game and interactive installation that critically explores the nature of drone warfare, its complexities and consequences.

Tom deMajo is a digital artist, electronic musician and sound designer, and lead designer for project drone. Tom is responsible for unifying the conceptual, experiential, visual and audio aspects of the project, driving the aesthetics and sound in the game. Tom’s work has covered film, animation, games, sound installations and music. He has toured globally as part of electronic music duo Warp Technique, and is a co-founder of Quartic Llama; independent games company. He was designer, sound designer, composer and artist on the award- winning game “other” made with Malath Abbas and in partnership with the National Theatre Scotland. He has collaborated extensively with artists, practitioners and institutions in Scotland and locally such as National Theatre Scotland, Museum of Scotland, Sink, and recently Hot Chocolate and Scottish Dance Theatre. Tom has been regularly invited to contribute to NEoN Digital Arts Festival, and is Artist in Residence at Fleet Collective in Dundee.

Albert Elwin is an artist and programmer, responsible for developing the underlying code for the PD, networking and implementation of all art objects into the project. Originally from New Zealand, Albert now lives and works in Scotland. He studied Computer Games Technology at the University of Abertay Dundee and his career began when he took part in Abertay’s 2012 Dare To Be Digital competition. Albert co-founded Space Budgie, an independent games studio in 2013 where he lead the development of Glitchspace, a visual programming game, well known for its aesthetic and game design. Albert was invited to talk about Glitchspace at various international game festivals, most notably the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco in 2014. For the last 6 months Albert has been working on a wide range of projects and collaborations; developing digital experiments for testing human depth perception at St. Andrews University, an audio/visual digital instrument based on Harmonographs.

Related Works:

Commission Control by Andy Deck and Joe Dellinger (1997)
Here and Now by David Crawford (1999)
CONtext by Jo-Anne Green (2004)

* From “War on Words: How Language Obscures Violence”
** From “War and Cinema”

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22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[2016 National Juried Exhibit - Frederick, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1150 in awards. Deadline: September 30, 2016

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<![CDATA[Altered States of Collage - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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<![CDATA[Politics Now: the art of sausage making - Chicago Heights, IL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: August 6, 2016

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<![CDATA[LACDA 2016 International Juried Competition - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline
Solo and Group Exhibits. Deadline: August 22, 2016

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<![CDATA[Burnet Art Festival Plein Air Competition and Quick draw - Burnet, TX]]> Found: deadline
$2100+ in prizes. Deadline: August 17, 2016

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<![CDATA[Nature Exhibit - online competition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $1,500 in cash awards. Deadline: August 29, 2016

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<![CDATA[San Pedro Creek Tricentennial Artwork RFQ - San Antonio, TX]]> Found: deadline
$735,000 budget. Deadline: August 12, 2016

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<![CDATA[Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 - South Korea]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
KRW116,000,000 (~101,500 USD) in awards. Deadline: October 31, 2016

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<![CDATA[Images: Fine Art Festival - New Smyrna Beach, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$28,000+ in awards. Deadline: October 26, 2016

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<![CDATA[RED Biennial - Cambridge, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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<![CDATA[Call for Artists]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entry, entr

UNITED in Passion and Pride.
September 10 - October 22, 2016
 
39th Street Gallery/Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood, MD 20722 (Second floor, 39th Street entrance)
This call for visual art is in response to the mass shooting that took the lives of 49 people at the Pulse Night Club, a gay bar in Orlando Florida, in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016.  We are deeply saddened by this attack on the LGBTQ Community and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the people we lost. This tragedy is multi-layered and as such, this call is open to your interpretation of the title and theme. All artists are encouraged to enter work.

The 39th Street Gallery is located in Brentwood Maryland, a quarter mile from the Washington DC Line, in the heart of the Gateway Arts District. The Gateway Arts District strives to be a diverse community that is inclusive to all.
 
Please submit up to 3 pieces (both 2-D and 3-D works will be considered),
Entry Requirements:
1.) All submissions must be sent electronically to be considered.
2.) Images should be submitted in JPEG format, ideally 4" x 6"image size
3.) Any selected work MUST BE READY to Hang, Any pieces selected that arrives not ready to hang will be returned to artist upon delivery
4.) Work should not exceed 60" in any one dimension.
5.) Number and Label all images with the artist's last name and title in the JPEG file (Example: 01_Jones_Untitled.jpeg
6.) Include a corresponding image list with JPEG file name, artwork title, medium, year, size, and price.
 
All work needs to be hand delivered or shipped at the artists expense including prepaid return shipping.  
 
The gallery will not take any commission on sales from this exhibition.
 
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE - Important Dates:
September 10 - October 22, 2016 -- exhibition dates
August  12-- deadline to apply
August 19 -- notifications of acceptance
August 20-27-- shipped artwork to arrive at the gallery
August 27, from 12-3PM -- hand delivered artwork to arrive at the gallery (or by appointment)
September 10, 5 pm - 8 pm -- opening reception
October 22 -- last day of the show
October 23- 27- artwork pick up and shipping (pick up at gallery by appointment)
 
Jurors:
1. John Paradiso, Artist, Curator of Programs, 39th Street Gallery
2. Margaret Boozer, Artist, Founder of Red Dirt Studio
3. Tom Hill, Artist, Senior Advisor, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

For more information please write or call John Paradiso, 202-487-8458. Email: artprograms@gatewaycdc.org

John Paradiso
39th Street Gallery
Curator of Programming 
202-487-8458

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29 July 2016, 3:00 am 9facc61b2c4e07a6344dd70257bfe3c4
<![CDATA[This Friday: Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program Visual Arts Exhibition]]> Found: opportunity, submit

 
Opening Reception
Friday, July 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RSVP here.
DC Commission on Arts and Humanities
200 I (Eye) Street, SE
Main Gallery
Washington, DC 20003
Exhibition closes August 31
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
200 I (Eye) Street SE, Washington DC
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents a  visual arts exhibition featuring some of the District's finest visual artists applying for the FY 2017 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP). Each artist has submitted a piece that represents their body of work and artistic perspective. This exhibition captures the broad scope of the District's dynamic art scene and provides an opportunity for the artists to express their visions directly to the panel of peer reviewers evaluating their applications and to the public

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27 July 2016, 5:00 am 945540b52e12997c635231abe6f82bac
<![CDATA[Opportunities for Artists]]> Found: residency, deadline, juror
Non-DCCAH Calls for Artists (lifted from the DCCAH website:

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26 July 2016, 6:00 pm 512f31cdf4b26cca11e36ac2dcf562e4
<![CDATA[Call for Artists: Shockoe Artspace]]> Found: submissions, submission
Shockoe Artspace’s mission is to provide a vital platform for both student, emerging and professional artists from local and regional backgrounds as well as international. 
We are looking to promote a diverse array of works and exhibitions. Furthermore we exist to cultivate community through various forms and outlets that will deeply impact our city. We think it is vital to generate new and relevant dialogue surrounding the arts of all kinds that stimulates growth in the artist and increases interest and appreciation from patrons and supporters.
Through a diverse array of exhibitions, forums, and open critiques, we hope to extend the already flourishing artistic foundation and culture here in Shockoe Bottom and Richmond as a whole.

Submissions:
Artist submissions are welcomed. Submissions will be reviewed several times a year. If upon review, we have further interest, we will be in touch with you directly. Artists should include a C.V., and artist statement, along with a personal web address and or 5 to 10 jpeg images with captions. Submissions must be emailed to submissions@shockoeartspace.com.

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24 July 2016, 8:26 pm 6596bffe1b0d52b6456e7c48a5fee007
<![CDATA[Opportunity for artists of LA area African ancestry]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Fee: $15

Through the Emerging Artists Program, MoAD (The Museum of the African Diaspora) is committed to providing local LA artists the opportunities to generate and exhibit work reflecting the cultural and artistic richness of the African Diaspora... Bummer that it's just artists from the City of Angels...

The EAP is a call for artists to submit a solo exhibition proposal of their work. Competitive proposals will present innovative artwork to activate the salon space. 

This multipurpose space is the heart of the museum where they hold public programs, education workshops, and events. 

Four final artists will be selected. Each artist will have a 2 month solo show as part of the Emerging Artists Program to display their work in a solo exhibition.
We will hold two information sessions to review the application process and to answer any questions. These sessions will be held on June 1st and June 29th at 6pm in the MoAD salon and include a gallery tour.
Selected artists will be notified on August 31, 2016, after which artists will then work with the exhibitions team at the museum and have 2 months to finalize and prepare work.

http://www.moadsf.org/connect/emerging-artists-program/call-for-emerging-artists/

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22 July 2016, 5:00 am 5ec60e72d8c4b4098d8b9699c243d4a8
<![CDATA[Gallery B accepting applications]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Bethesda Urban Partnership are accepting applications for Gallery B 2017 exhibitions!

This gallery, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda, is available to interested artists and arts organizations for one-month rentals. All media including, but not limited to, painting, photography and sculpture is eligible to use the space. Gallery B does not take a commission on any artwork sold during the exhibition.  
 
We are seeking applications from local artists and arts organizations for month-long exhibitions in 2016. Gallery B has approximately 1,500 sq. feet of available exhibition space. The deadline for submission is July 29, 2016.

To be considered for a solo or group exhibition, and to review the gallery requirements, please
complete this application.
 
Questions?  Please send them an email to artist@bethesda.org.

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20 July 2016, 4:30 am 60d2848acc09810d15141580ea3fc309
<![CDATA[City Paper review and other thoughts...]]> Found: entry, entr
CP art critic John Anderson pops in with a nice review of the current show at American University's Katzen Museum... read it here.

And also just home from a packed, sold out lecture on the show at the Katzen... moderated by the amazing Jack Rasmussen and some excellent questions by AU Prof Adrienne Pine who wrote the very left-wingy but interesting essay for the exhibition's catalog.
There were also some interesting questions to my Colombian peeps Carolina Mayorga, whose performance at the openings, which you can also see on the video at the exhibition, raised a lot of interesting points.

Third use of the word "interesting" in the last two paragraphs.

Muriel Hasbun brought live heart beats from El Salvador, delivered dynamically across cyberspace and played in the background of the discussion... all part of her ever evolving mixed medias presentations.
I discussed what I call "Cuban privilege", which I define (since I invented the term), as the superior attitude that us Cubans have towards all other immigrants to the US.
Notice that I said "all", not just Latin American immigrants (legal or otherwise).
Cuban privilege: Immediate welcome, quick green card status, middle class entry (thanks to a well established and wealthy Cuban-American community infrastructure), educational/cultural inprints, solid familial and clannish unity, and a lack of "victimism" as an attitude.
Of course, that attitude is defined by a set of singularly unique characteristics that defined the Cuban mass migration the the US in the 1960s: a migration of the upper and middle classes, rather than the impoverished poor strata of most historical migrations to the US, a racial welcome of a mostly white immigrant wave, and the fact that most Cubans identify as Republicans certainly didn't hurt.
A far cry from the daily stresses and legal issues that most illegal immigrants face around our region, mostly very poor Central Americans looking North for a better life away from violence and poverty.
The audience gasped when I told them that my father didn't identify as a "Hispanic" or as a "Latino."
"I am a Cuban," he'd say proudly. And when he became a US citizen he changed that to "En mi corazon siempre sere Cubano, pero desde hoy, en mi alma soy Americano." 
Cubans are archaic immigrants... we love this great nation with a passionate, sometimes dangerous love that often clouds our perspectives and opinions. 

Nuff said!

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14 July 2016, 8:24 pm 1a33aea146da0b16c996b0cc985a17d4
<![CDATA[Gen-Y 3.0]]> Found: opportunity, entry, entr
VisArts presents a juried exhibition of artists ages 17 – 27 in the Kaplan Gallery from July 22 – August 28, 2016. The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a professional gallery. Though there are many labels aimed at describing the current generation of 17 to 27 year olds, such as Screenagers, Millennials, and Echo Boomers, VisArts is maintaining the Gen-Y name for its annual juried group exhibition of aspiring artists in this age group.


Drawing, photography, fiber, ceramics, painting, video, sculpture, and interactivity fill the Kaplan Gallery reflecting a variety of approaches to a wide range of content within the context of the digital age.


The 2016 Gen-Y 3.0 artists include: Sobia Ahmad, Katherine Akey, Susie Bae, Amy Berbert, Abbie Fundling, Jared Green, Ashley Ja’nae, Kern Lee, Emmanuel Mones, Richard Munaba, Angelique Nagovskaya, Raheel Raad, Yoon Sun Shin, Qin Tan, and Vivien Wise.

The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a gallery. The exhibition was developed to address this demographic of artists who are seriously making art and have little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery. Many are uncertain about how to proceed with a career in art or what it takes to be an artist. Many are under financial, social and educational pressures that might preclude further study in art. Others are committed to a non-art career track yet are passionate about making art. Most are working under the art world radar of the region. 

A dedicated team of gallery interns and volunteers plan and realize the annual juried exhibition with guidance from the VisArts gallery staff.  “From the call for entry to the preparation and installation of the artwork, the entire process is a learning experience- for the first time exhibitors as well as the organizers of the exhibition,” says Main. “Watching this exhibition take shape is inspiring. The interns embrace the vision to seek out the undiscovered young artists in our community. They are passionate about bringing their peers’ artwork into the public light.”

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, July 22 from 7 to 9 PM in the Kaplan Gallery. The reception and exhibition are free to the public.    

Gen-Y 3.0 
July 22 – August 28
Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 7 – 9 PM

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11 July 2016, 4:00 am 867266e18f947777bc0c525803f1846c
<![CDATA[Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications]]> Found: deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award
Don't miss your chance to apply! The deadline for 2017 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications is rapidly approaching. The Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to practicing Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence.

Categories offered for the 2017 Awards are:

  • Classical Music: Composition
  • Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Dance: Choreography
  • Dance: Solo Performance
  • Poetry
  • Visual Arts: Sculpture
  • World Music: Composition
  • World Music: Solo Performance
All applications must be submitted online. Applicants can access the guidelines, application, and other application assistance resources by clicking the "Maryland" tab HERE on Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's website.

The deadline for 2017 applications is 4:30 PM on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Questions about Fellowships? Please review the program guidelines and contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at
kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

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9 July 2016, 2:24 pm a19c437c187a39e2fc5dbce6061fe81e
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Flight Lines”]]> Found: residence

Turbulence.org Commission: Flight Lines by Ellie Irons and Dan Phiffer:

Flight Lines is a computer vision project that monitors the sky not just for customary birds and planes, but rapidly multiplying drones and increasingly frequent extreme weather events. Emerging from an interest in the ecology of the Anthropocene, Flight Lines is an effort to document the skies as they are today, with the knowledge that they are rapidly evolving and have variable characteristics in different locations at different times.

Irons and Phiffer have created a network of cameras across New York City. Each camera location has its own particular ’sky signature’ that is revealed through algorithmic processing, which would otherwise remain invisible. As you watch, your computer renders the videos into a series of silhouetted frames that trace the arcs of objects that move through them; birds, trash, flying machines. The paths generated by this process are its “flight lines.”

Watch the sky, or leave your browser window open while you attend to other tasks. Either way, you will accumulate hours of processed footage that will provide Irons and Phiffer with material for a series of paintings and videos that respond to this aerial ecology.

Flight Lines is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

BIOGRAPHIES

Ellie Irons is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She works in a variety of media, from walks to WIFI to gardening, to reveal how human and nonhuman lives intertwine with other earth systems. Recently she has been an artist in residence at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University.

Recent exhibition venues include Wave Hill, the Queens Botanical Garden, Pioneer Works and the Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture in New York City, Flora Arts and Nature in Bogotá, Colombia, and garden projects at Sure We Can, a redemption center in Bushwick, and 1067 PacificPeople, an art center in Crown Heights. Her recent writing is published in Feral Research, Landscape Architecture Futures, and the Brooklyn Rail.

Ellie teaches part time at the City College of New York and Brown University. She studied Environmental Science and Art at Scripps College in Los Angeles and received her MFA from Hunter College, CUNY.

Dan Phiffer is a new media hacker from California, interested in exploring the cultural dimension of inexpensive communications networks such as voice telephony and the Internet. Dan is currently a fellow at Columbia’s Tow Center of Digital Journalism, and has had projects exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and SFMOMA.

Ellie and Dan have collaborated on a variety of projects over the last ten years, including work with the collaborative group Future Archaeology and individual pieces ranging from public sculptural installations to web sites. They share an interest in the intertwining of technology, ecology, and public access to information.

Turbulence.org
http://turbulence.org

“Like” us on Facebook:
http://facebook.com/nrpa.org
http://facebook.com/turbulence.org

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14 December 2015, 12:23 pm 3089827667918522a3ca7131a2680320
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Killbox” by Joseph DeLappe, et al]]> Found: residence, award

Turbulence.org Commission: Killbox by Joseph DeLappe (US) and Malath Abbas, Tom deMajo and Albert Elwin (UK) [To "play" the game download the application to your desktop, and make sure your speakers are on.]

Killbox is an online interactive game that critically explores the nature of drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or UAV) warfare, its complexities and consequences. It is an experience that explores the use of technology to transform and extend political and military power, and the abstraction of killing through virtualization.

Modern warfare technology disguises the lethal nature of weapons as they become surgical precision instruments producing ‘clean’ destruction within acceptable limits of “collateral damage.” – Jill Berke*

“Killbox” is the Military term used to describe an area on a grid map that a mission planner designates a target to be destroyed. Kill Box involves audiences in a fictionalized virtual environment based on documented drone strikes in Northern Pakistan (executed via satellite from as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada).

The disintegration of the warrior’s personality is at a very advanced stage. Looking up, he sees the digital display (opto-electronic or holographic) of the windscreen collimator; looking down, the radar screen, the onboard computer, the radio and the video screen, which enables him to follow the terrain with its four or five simultaneous targets; and to monitor his self-navigating Sidewinder missiles fitted with a camera of infra-red guidance system. Paul Virilio **

Killbox is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (USA). Additional funding has been provided by The Phoenix Theatre (Leicester, UK); and The Cutting Room (UK).

BIOGRAPHIES

Joseph DeLappe is an artist/activist with a substantial body of work on the subject of geopolitics and drones and is considered a pioneer in the nascent field of computer games and art. He is a Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Nevada where he directs the Digital Media program. Joseph is lead artist on Kill Box UAV; dealing with concept/content development, theoretical and historical research into drone warfare and primary lead on installation, development of publicity materials and archiving surrounding the project. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance and electromechanical installation have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. In 2006 he began dead-in-iraq, typing consecutively all the names of America’s military casualties from the war in Iraq into the America’s Army first person shooter online recruiting game. DeLappe also created and directs the crowdsourced memorial project, iraqimemorial.org.

Malath Abbas is an independent game designer, artist and producer working on experimental and meaningful games. Since co-founding the award winning studio Quartic Llama, Malath is establishing Scotland’s first game collective and co-working space in order to support a community of independent game makers. His current work includes Kill Box, an online game and interactive installation that critically explores the nature of drone warfare, its complexities and consequences.

Tom deMajo is a digital artist, electronic musician and sound designer, and lead designer for project drone. Tom is responsible for unifying the conceptual, experiential, visual and audio aspects of the project, driving the aesthetics and sound in the game. Tom’s work has covered film, animation, games, sound installations and music. He has toured globally as part of electronic music duo Warp Technique, and is a co-founder of Quartic Llama; independent games company. He was designer, sound designer, composer and artist on the award- winning game “other” made with Malath Abbas and in partnership with the National Theatre Scotland. He has collaborated extensively with artists, practitioners and institutions in Scotland and locally such as National Theatre Scotland, Museum of Scotland, Sink, and recently Hot Chocolate and Scottish Dance Theatre. Tom has been regularly invited to contribute to NEoN Digital Arts Festival, and is Artist in Residence at Fleet Collective in Dundee.

Albert Elwin is an artist and programmer, responsible for developing the underlying code for the PD, networking and implementation of all art objects into the project. Originally from New Zealand, Albert now lives and works in Scotland. He studied Computer Games Technology at the University of Abertay Dundee and his career began when he took part in Abertay’s 2012 Dare To Be Digital competition. Albert co-founded Space Budgie, an independent games studio in 2013 where he lead the development of Glitchspace, a visual programming game, well known for its aesthetic and game design. Albert was invited to talk about Glitchspace at various international game festivals, most notably the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco in 2014. For the last 6 months Albert has been working on a wide range of projects and collaborations; developing digital experiments for testing human depth perception at St. Andrews University, an audio/visual digital instrument based on Harmonographs.

Related Works:

Commission Control by Andy Deck and Joe Dellinger (1997)
Here and Now by David Crawford (1999)
CONtext by Jo-Anne Green (2004)

* From “War on Words: How Language Obscures Violence”
** From “War and Cinema”

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http://turbulence.org

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http://facebook.com/nrpa.org
http://facebook.com/turbulence.org

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22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[2016 National Juried Exhibit - Frederick, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1150 in awards. Deadline: September 30, 2016

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3f93fdc8de68464ac8eb38e4e06e83bf
<![CDATA[Altered States of Collage - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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c641280932c01eb8af3a0de69e003be5
<![CDATA[Politics Now: the art of sausage making - Chicago Heights, IL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: August 6, 2016

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f5c67bb412f23b9a55468b016fd9e4bf
<![CDATA[LACDA 2016 International Juried Competition - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline
Solo and Group Exhibits. Deadline: August 22, 2016

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bced191419c056c74a99b30b324a3862
<![CDATA[Burnet Art Festival Plein Air Competition and Quick draw - Burnet, TX]]> Found: deadline
$2100+ in prizes. Deadline: August 17, 2016

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13b4837865167fd45c872a55e090f18f
<![CDATA[Nature Exhibit - online competition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $1,500 in cash awards. Deadline: August 29, 2016

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b506559b17348ba0622a848f2e0f4113
<![CDATA[San Pedro Creek Tricentennial Artwork RFQ - San Antonio, TX]]> Found: deadline
$735,000 budget. Deadline: August 12, 2016

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67e6252872197b7b9f7352556d3b8f66
<![CDATA[Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 - South Korea]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
KRW116,000,000 (~101,500 USD) in awards. Deadline: October 31, 2016

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895031effe69cef96cfb068245925212
<![CDATA[Images: Fine Art Festival - New Smyrna Beach, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$28,000+ in awards. Deadline: October 26, 2016

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dc02cc64d9bf00d2391db20076213542
<![CDATA[RED Biennial - Cambridge, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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d2b5acad2ad402180ddd44459222bf89
<![CDATA[Call for Artists]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entry, entr

UNITED in Passion and Pride.
September 10 - October 22, 2016
 
39th Street Gallery/Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood, MD 20722 (Second floor, 39th Street entrance)
This call for visual art is in response to the mass shooting that took the lives of 49 people at the Pulse Night Club, a gay bar in Orlando Florida, in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016.  We are deeply saddened by this attack on the LGBTQ Community and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the people we lost. This tragedy is multi-layered and as such, this call is open to your interpretation of the title and theme. All artists are encouraged to enter work.

The 39th Street Gallery is located in Brentwood Maryland, a quarter mile from the Washington DC Line, in the heart of the Gateway Arts District. The Gateway Arts District strives to be a diverse community that is inclusive to all.
 
Please submit up to 3 pieces (both 2-D and 3-D works will be considered),
Entry Requirements:
1.) All submissions must be sent electronically to be considered.
2.) Images should be submitted in JPEG format, ideally 4" x 6"image size
3.) Any selected work MUST BE READY to Hang, Any pieces selected that arrives not ready to hang will be returned to artist upon delivery
4.) Work should not exceed 60" in any one dimension.
5.) Number and Label all images with the artist's last name and title in the JPEG file (Example: 01_Jones_Untitled.jpeg
6.) Include a corresponding image list with JPEG file name, artwork title, medium, year, size, and price.
 
All work needs to be hand delivered or shipped at the artists expense including prepaid return shipping.  
 
The gallery will not take any commission on sales from this exhibition.
 
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE - Important Dates:
September 10 - October 22, 2016 -- exhibition dates
August  12-- deadline to apply
August 19 -- notifications of acceptance
August 20-27-- shipped artwork to arrive at the gallery
August 27, from 12-3PM -- hand delivered artwork to arrive at the gallery (or by appointment)
September 10, 5 pm - 8 pm -- opening reception
October 22 -- last day of the show
October 23- 27- artwork pick up and shipping (pick up at gallery by appointment)
 
Jurors:
1. John Paradiso, Artist, Curator of Programs, 39th Street Gallery
2. Margaret Boozer, Artist, Founder of Red Dirt Studio
3. Tom Hill, Artist, Senior Advisor, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

For more information please write or call John Paradiso, 202-487-8458. Email: artprograms@gatewaycdc.org

John Paradiso
39th Street Gallery
Curator of Programming 
202-487-8458

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29 July 2016, 3:00 am 9facc61b2c4e07a6344dd70257bfe3c4
<![CDATA[This Friday: Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program Visual Arts Exhibition]]> Found: opportunity, submit

 
Opening Reception
Friday, July 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RSVP here.
DC Commission on Arts and Humanities
200 I (Eye) Street, SE
Main Gallery
Washington, DC 20003
Exhibition closes August 31
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
200 I (Eye) Street SE, Washington DC
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents a  visual arts exhibition featuring some of the District's finest visual artists applying for the FY 2017 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP). Each artist has submitted a piece that represents their body of work and artistic perspective. This exhibition captures the broad scope of the District's dynamic art scene and provides an opportunity for the artists to express their visions directly to the panel of peer reviewers evaluating their applications and to the public

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27 July 2016, 5:00 am 945540b52e12997c635231abe6f82bac
<![CDATA[Opportunities for Artists]]> Found: residency, deadline, juror
Non-DCCAH Calls for Artists (lifted from the DCCAH website:

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26 July 2016, 6:00 pm 512f31cdf4b26cca11e36ac2dcf562e4
<![CDATA[Call for Artists: Shockoe Artspace]]> Found: submissions, submission
Shockoe Artspace’s mission is to provide a vital platform for both student, emerging and professional artists from local and regional backgrounds as well as international. 
We are looking to promote a diverse array of works and exhibitions. Furthermore we exist to cultivate community through various forms and outlets that will deeply impact our city. We think it is vital to generate new and relevant dialogue surrounding the arts of all kinds that stimulates growth in the artist and increases interest and appreciation from patrons and supporters.
Through a diverse array of exhibitions, forums, and open critiques, we hope to extend the already flourishing artistic foundation and culture here in Shockoe Bottom and Richmond as a whole.

Submissions:
Artist submissions are welcomed. Submissions will be reviewed several times a year. If upon review, we have further interest, we will be in touch with you directly. Artists should include a C.V., and artist statement, along with a personal web address and or 5 to 10 jpeg images with captions. Submissions must be emailed to submissions@shockoeartspace.com.

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24 July 2016, 8:26 pm 6596bffe1b0d52b6456e7c48a5fee007
<![CDATA[Opportunity for artists of LA area African ancestry]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Fee: $15

Through the Emerging Artists Program, MoAD (The Museum of the African Diaspora) is committed to providing local LA artists the opportunities to generate and exhibit work reflecting the cultural and artistic richness of the African Diaspora... Bummer that it's just artists from the City of Angels...

The EAP is a call for artists to submit a solo exhibition proposal of their work. Competitive proposals will present innovative artwork to activate the salon space. 

This multipurpose space is the heart of the museum where they hold public programs, education workshops, and events. 

Four final artists will be selected. Each artist will have a 2 month solo show as part of the Emerging Artists Program to display their work in a solo exhibition.
We will hold two information sessions to review the application process and to answer any questions. These sessions will be held on June 1st and June 29th at 6pm in the MoAD salon and include a gallery tour.
Selected artists will be notified on August 31, 2016, after which artists will then work with the exhibitions team at the museum and have 2 months to finalize and prepare work.

http://www.moadsf.org/connect/emerging-artists-program/call-for-emerging-artists/

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22 July 2016, 5:00 am 5ec60e72d8c4b4098d8b9699c243d4a8
<![CDATA[Gallery B accepting applications]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Bethesda Urban Partnership are accepting applications for Gallery B 2017 exhibitions!

This gallery, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda, is available to interested artists and arts organizations for one-month rentals. All media including, but not limited to, painting, photography and sculpture is eligible to use the space. Gallery B does not take a commission on any artwork sold during the exhibition.  
 
We are seeking applications from local artists and arts organizations for month-long exhibitions in 2016. Gallery B has approximately 1,500 sq. feet of available exhibition space. The deadline for submission is July 29, 2016.

To be considered for a solo or group exhibition, and to review the gallery requirements, please
complete this application.
 
Questions?  Please send them an email to artist@bethesda.org.

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20 July 2016, 4:30 am 60d2848acc09810d15141580ea3fc309
<![CDATA[City Paper review and other thoughts...]]> Found: entry, entr
CP art critic John Anderson pops in with a nice review of the current show at American University's Katzen Museum... read it here.

And also just home from a packed, sold out lecture on the show at the Katzen... moderated by the amazing Jack Rasmussen and some excellent questions by AU Prof Adrienne Pine who wrote the very left-wingy but interesting essay for the exhibition's catalog.
There were also some interesting questions to my Colombian peeps Carolina Mayorga, whose performance at the openings, which you can also see on the video at the exhibition, raised a lot of interesting points.

Third use of the word "interesting" in the last two paragraphs.

Muriel Hasbun brought live heart beats from El Salvador, delivered dynamically across cyberspace and played in the background of the discussion... all part of her ever evolving mixed medias presentations.
I discussed what I call "Cuban privilege", which I define (since I invented the term), as the superior attitude that us Cubans have towards all other immigrants to the US.
Notice that I said "all", not just Latin American immigrants (legal or otherwise).
Cuban privilege: Immediate welcome, quick green card status, middle class entry (thanks to a well established and wealthy Cuban-American community infrastructure), educational/cultural inprints, solid familial and clannish unity, and a lack of "victimism" as an attitude.
Of course, that attitude is defined by a set of singularly unique characteristics that defined the Cuban mass migration the the US in the 1960s: a migration of the upper and middle classes, rather than the impoverished poor strata of most historical migrations to the US, a racial welcome of a mostly white immigrant wave, and the fact that most Cubans identify as Republicans certainly didn't hurt.
A far cry from the daily stresses and legal issues that most illegal immigrants face around our region, mostly very poor Central Americans looking North for a better life away from violence and poverty.
The audience gasped when I told them that my father didn't identify as a "Hispanic" or as a "Latino."
"I am a Cuban," he'd say proudly. And when he became a US citizen he changed that to "En mi corazon siempre sere Cubano, pero desde hoy, en mi alma soy Americano." 
Cubans are archaic immigrants... we love this great nation with a passionate, sometimes dangerous love that often clouds our perspectives and opinions. 

Nuff said!

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14 July 2016, 8:24 pm 1a33aea146da0b16c996b0cc985a17d4
<![CDATA[Gen-Y 3.0]]> Found: opportunity, entry, entr
VisArts presents a juried exhibition of artists ages 17 – 27 in the Kaplan Gallery from July 22 – August 28, 2016. The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a professional gallery. Though there are many labels aimed at describing the current generation of 17 to 27 year olds, such as Screenagers, Millennials, and Echo Boomers, VisArts is maintaining the Gen-Y name for its annual juried group exhibition of aspiring artists in this age group.


Drawing, photography, fiber, ceramics, painting, video, sculpture, and interactivity fill the Kaplan Gallery reflecting a variety of approaches to a wide range of content within the context of the digital age.


The 2016 Gen-Y 3.0 artists include: Sobia Ahmad, Katherine Akey, Susie Bae, Amy Berbert, Abbie Fundling, Jared Green, Ashley Ja’nae, Kern Lee, Emmanuel Mones, Richard Munaba, Angelique Nagovskaya, Raheel Raad, Yoon Sun Shin, Qin Tan, and Vivien Wise.

The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a gallery. The exhibition was developed to address this demographic of artists who are seriously making art and have little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery. Many are uncertain about how to proceed with a career in art or what it takes to be an artist. Many are under financial, social and educational pressures that might preclude further study in art. Others are committed to a non-art career track yet are passionate about making art. Most are working under the art world radar of the region. 

A dedicated team of gallery interns and volunteers plan and realize the annual juried exhibition with guidance from the VisArts gallery staff.  “From the call for entry to the preparation and installation of the artwork, the entire process is a learning experience- for the first time exhibitors as well as the organizers of the exhibition,” says Main. “Watching this exhibition take shape is inspiring. The interns embrace the vision to seek out the undiscovered young artists in our community. They are passionate about bringing their peers’ artwork into the public light.”

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, July 22 from 7 to 9 PM in the Kaplan Gallery. The reception and exhibition are free to the public.    

Gen-Y 3.0 
July 22 – August 28
Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 7 – 9 PM

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11 July 2016, 4:00 am 867266e18f947777bc0c525803f1846c
<![CDATA[Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications]]> Found: deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award
Don't miss your chance to apply! The deadline for 2017 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications is rapidly approaching. The Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to practicing Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence.

Categories offered for the 2017 Awards are:

  • Classical Music: Composition
  • Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Dance: Choreography
  • Dance: Solo Performance
  • Poetry
  • Visual Arts: Sculpture
  • World Music: Composition
  • World Music: Solo Performance
All applications must be submitted online. Applicants can access the guidelines, application, and other application assistance resources by clicking the "Maryland" tab HERE on Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's website.

The deadline for 2017 applications is 4:30 PM on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Questions about Fellowships? Please review the program guidelines and contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at
kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

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9 July 2016, 2:24 pm a19c437c187a39e2fc5dbce6061fe81e
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Flight Lines”]]> Found: residence

Turbulence.org Commission: Flight Lines by Ellie Irons and Dan Phiffer:

Flight Lines is a computer vision project that monitors the sky not just for customary birds and planes, but rapidly multiplying drones and increasingly frequent extreme weather events. Emerging from an interest in the ecology of the Anthropocene, Flight Lines is an effort to document the skies as they are today, with the knowledge that they are rapidly evolving and have variable characteristics in different locations at different times.

Irons and Phiffer have created a network of cameras across New York City. Each camera location has its own particular ’sky signature’ that is revealed through algorithmic processing, which would otherwise remain invisible. As you watch, your computer renders the videos into a series of silhouetted frames that trace the arcs of objects that move through them; birds, trash, flying machines. The paths generated by this process are its “flight lines.”

Watch the sky, or leave your browser window open while you attend to other tasks. Either way, you will accumulate hours of processed footage that will provide Irons and Phiffer with material for a series of paintings and videos that respond to this aerial ecology.

Flight Lines is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

BIOGRAPHIES

Ellie Irons is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She works in a variety of media, from walks to WIFI to gardening, to reveal how human and nonhuman lives intertwine with other earth systems. Recently she has been an artist in residence at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University.

Recent exhibition venues include Wave Hill, the Queens Botanical Garden, Pioneer Works and the Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture in New York City, Flora Arts and Nature in Bogotá, Colombia, and garden projects at Sure We Can, a redemption center in Bushwick, and 1067 PacificPeople, an art center in Crown Heights. Her recent writing is published in Feral Research, Landscape Architecture Futures, and the Brooklyn Rail.

Ellie teaches part time at the City College of New York and Brown University. She studied Environmental Science and Art at Scripps College in Los Angeles and received her MFA from Hunter College, CUNY.

Dan Phiffer is a new media hacker from California, interested in exploring the cultural dimension of inexpensive communications networks such as voice telephony and the Internet. Dan is currently a fellow at Columbia’s Tow Center of Digital Journalism, and has had projects exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and SFMOMA.

Ellie and Dan have collaborated on a variety of projects over the last ten years, including work with the collaborative group Future Archaeology and individual pieces ranging from public sculptural installations to web sites. They share an interest in the intertwining of technology, ecology, and public access to information.

Turbulence.org
http://turbulence.org

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14 December 2015, 12:23 pm 3089827667918522a3ca7131a2680320
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Killbox” by Joseph DeLappe, et al]]> Found: residence, award

Turbulence.org Commission: Killbox by Joseph DeLappe (US) and Malath Abbas, Tom deMajo and Albert Elwin (UK) [To "play" the game download the application to your desktop, and make sure your speakers are on.]

Killbox is an online interactive game that critically explores the nature of drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or UAV) warfare, its complexities and consequences. It is an experience that explores the use of technology to transform and extend political and military power, and the abstraction of killing through virtualization.

Modern warfare technology disguises the lethal nature of weapons as they become surgical precision instruments producing ‘clean’ destruction within acceptable limits of “collateral damage.” – Jill Berke*

“Killbox” is the Military term used to describe an area on a grid map that a mission planner designates a target to be destroyed. Kill Box involves audiences in a fictionalized virtual environment based on documented drone strikes in Northern Pakistan (executed via satellite from as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada).

The disintegration of the warrior’s personality is at a very advanced stage. Looking up, he sees the digital display (opto-electronic or holographic) of the windscreen collimator; looking down, the radar screen, the onboard computer, the radio and the video screen, which enables him to follow the terrain with its four or five simultaneous targets; and to monitor his self-navigating Sidewinder missiles fitted with a camera of infra-red guidance system. Paul Virilio **

Killbox is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (USA). Additional funding has been provided by The Phoenix Theatre (Leicester, UK); and The Cutting Room (UK).

BIOGRAPHIES

Joseph DeLappe is an artist/activist with a substantial body of work on the subject of geopolitics and drones and is considered a pioneer in the nascent field of computer games and art. He is a Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Nevada where he directs the Digital Media program. Joseph is lead artist on Kill Box UAV; dealing with concept/content development, theoretical and historical research into drone warfare and primary lead on installation, development of publicity materials and archiving surrounding the project. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance and electromechanical installation have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. In 2006 he began dead-in-iraq, typing consecutively all the names of America’s military casualties from the war in Iraq into the America’s Army first person shooter online recruiting game. DeLappe also created and directs the crowdsourced memorial project, iraqimemorial.org.

Malath Abbas is an independent game designer, artist and producer working on experimental and meaningful games. Since co-founding the award winning studio Quartic Llama, Malath is establishing Scotland’s first game collective and co-working space in order to support a community of independent game makers. His current work includes Kill Box, an online game and interactive installation that critically explores the nature of drone warfare, its complexities and consequences.

Tom deMajo is a digital artist, electronic musician and sound designer, and lead designer for project drone. Tom is responsible for unifying the conceptual, experiential, visual and audio aspects of the project, driving the aesthetics and sound in the game. Tom’s work has covered film, animation, games, sound installations and music. He has toured globally as part of electronic music duo Warp Technique, and is a co-founder of Quartic Llama; independent games company. He was designer, sound designer, composer and artist on the award- winning game “other” made with Malath Abbas and in partnership with the National Theatre Scotland. He has collaborated extensively with artists, practitioners and institutions in Scotland and locally such as National Theatre Scotland, Museum of Scotland, Sink, and recently Hot Chocolate and Scottish Dance Theatre. Tom has been regularly invited to contribute to NEoN Digital Arts Festival, and is Artist in Residence at Fleet Collective in Dundee.

Albert Elwin is an artist and programmer, responsible for developing the underlying code for the PD, networking and implementation of all art objects into the project. Originally from New Zealand, Albert now lives and works in Scotland. He studied Computer Games Technology at the University of Abertay Dundee and his career began when he took part in Abertay’s 2012 Dare To Be Digital competition. Albert co-founded Space Budgie, an independent games studio in 2013 where he lead the development of Glitchspace, a visual programming game, well known for its aesthetic and game design. Albert was invited to talk about Glitchspace at various international game festivals, most notably the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco in 2014. For the last 6 months Albert has been working on a wide range of projects and collaborations; developing digital experiments for testing human depth perception at St. Andrews University, an audio/visual digital instrument based on Harmonographs.

Related Works:

Commission Control by Andy Deck and Joe Dellinger (1997)
Here and Now by David Crawford (1999)
CONtext by Jo-Anne Green (2004)

* From “War on Words: How Language Obscures Violence”
** From “War and Cinema”

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22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[2016 National Juried Exhibit - Frederick, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1150 in awards. Deadline: September 30, 2016

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3f93fdc8de68464ac8eb38e4e06e83bf
<![CDATA[Altered States of Collage - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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c641280932c01eb8af3a0de69e003be5
<![CDATA[Politics Now: the art of sausage making - Chicago Heights, IL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: August 6, 2016

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f5c67bb412f23b9a55468b016fd9e4bf
<![CDATA[LACDA 2016 International Juried Competition - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline
Solo and Group Exhibits. Deadline: August 22, 2016

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bced191419c056c74a99b30b324a3862
<![CDATA[Burnet Art Festival Plein Air Competition and Quick draw - Burnet, TX]]> Found: deadline
$2100+ in prizes. Deadline: August 17, 2016

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<![CDATA[Nature Exhibit - online competition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $1,500 in cash awards. Deadline: August 29, 2016

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b506559b17348ba0622a848f2e0f4113
<![CDATA[San Pedro Creek Tricentennial Artwork RFQ - San Antonio, TX]]> Found: deadline
$735,000 budget. Deadline: August 12, 2016

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67e6252872197b7b9f7352556d3b8f66
<![CDATA[Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 - South Korea]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
KRW116,000,000 (~101,500 USD) in awards. Deadline: October 31, 2016

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895031effe69cef96cfb068245925212
<![CDATA[Images: Fine Art Festival - New Smyrna Beach, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$28,000+ in awards. Deadline: October 26, 2016

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dc02cc64d9bf00d2391db20076213542
<![CDATA[RED Biennial - Cambridge, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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d2b5acad2ad402180ddd44459222bf89
<![CDATA[Call for Artists]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entry, entr

UNITED in Passion and Pride.
September 10 - October 22, 2016
 
39th Street Gallery/Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood, MD 20722 (Second floor, 39th Street entrance)
This call for visual art is in response to the mass shooting that took the lives of 49 people at the Pulse Night Club, a gay bar in Orlando Florida, in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016.  We are deeply saddened by this attack on the LGBTQ Community and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the people we lost. This tragedy is multi-layered and as such, this call is open to your interpretation of the title and theme. All artists are encouraged to enter work.

The 39th Street Gallery is located in Brentwood Maryland, a quarter mile from the Washington DC Line, in the heart of the Gateway Arts District. The Gateway Arts District strives to be a diverse community that is inclusive to all.
 
Please submit up to 3 pieces (both 2-D and 3-D works will be considered),
Entry Requirements:
1.) All submissions must be sent electronically to be considered.
2.) Images should be submitted in JPEG format, ideally 4" x 6"image size
3.) Any selected work MUST BE READY to Hang, Any pieces selected that arrives not ready to hang will be returned to artist upon delivery
4.) Work should not exceed 60" in any one dimension.
5.) Number and Label all images with the artist's last name and title in the JPEG file (Example: 01_Jones_Untitled.jpeg
6.) Include a corresponding image list with JPEG file name, artwork title, medium, year, size, and price.
 
All work needs to be hand delivered or shipped at the artists expense including prepaid return shipping.  
 
The gallery will not take any commission on sales from this exhibition.
 
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE - Important Dates:
September 10 - October 22, 2016 -- exhibition dates
August  12-- deadline to apply
August 19 -- notifications of acceptance
August 20-27-- shipped artwork to arrive at the gallery
August 27, from 12-3PM -- hand delivered artwork to arrive at the gallery (or by appointment)
September 10, 5 pm - 8 pm -- opening reception
October 22 -- last day of the show
October 23- 27- artwork pick up and shipping (pick up at gallery by appointment)
 
Jurors:
1. John Paradiso, Artist, Curator of Programs, 39th Street Gallery
2. Margaret Boozer, Artist, Founder of Red Dirt Studio
3. Tom Hill, Artist, Senior Advisor, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

For more information please write or call John Paradiso, 202-487-8458. Email: artprograms@gatewaycdc.org

John Paradiso
39th Street Gallery
Curator of Programming 
202-487-8458

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29 July 2016, 3:00 am 9facc61b2c4e07a6344dd70257bfe3c4
<![CDATA[This Friday: Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program Visual Arts Exhibition]]> Found: opportunity, submit

 
Opening Reception
Friday, July 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RSVP here.
DC Commission on Arts and Humanities
200 I (Eye) Street, SE
Main Gallery
Washington, DC 20003
Exhibition closes August 31
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
200 I (Eye) Street SE, Washington DC
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents a  visual arts exhibition featuring some of the District's finest visual artists applying for the FY 2017 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP). Each artist has submitted a piece that represents their body of work and artistic perspective. This exhibition captures the broad scope of the District's dynamic art scene and provides an opportunity for the artists to express their visions directly to the panel of peer reviewers evaluating their applications and to the public

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27 July 2016, 5:00 am 945540b52e12997c635231abe6f82bac
<![CDATA[Opportunities for Artists]]> Found: residency, deadline, juror
Non-DCCAH Calls for Artists (lifted from the DCCAH website:

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26 July 2016, 6:00 pm 512f31cdf4b26cca11e36ac2dcf562e4
<![CDATA[Call for Artists: Shockoe Artspace]]> Found: submissions, submission
Shockoe Artspace’s mission is to provide a vital platform for both student, emerging and professional artists from local and regional backgrounds as well as international. 
We are looking to promote a diverse array of works and exhibitions. Furthermore we exist to cultivate community through various forms and outlets that will deeply impact our city. We think it is vital to generate new and relevant dialogue surrounding the arts of all kinds that stimulates growth in the artist and increases interest and appreciation from patrons and supporters.
Through a diverse array of exhibitions, forums, and open critiques, we hope to extend the already flourishing artistic foundation and culture here in Shockoe Bottom and Richmond as a whole.

Submissions:
Artist submissions are welcomed. Submissions will be reviewed several times a year. If upon review, we have further interest, we will be in touch with you directly. Artists should include a C.V., and artist statement, along with a personal web address and or 5 to 10 jpeg images with captions. Submissions must be emailed to submissions@shockoeartspace.com.

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24 July 2016, 8:26 pm 6596bffe1b0d52b6456e7c48a5fee007
<![CDATA[Opportunity for artists of LA area African ancestry]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Fee: $15

Through the Emerging Artists Program, MoAD (The Museum of the African Diaspora) is committed to providing local LA artists the opportunities to generate and exhibit work reflecting the cultural and artistic richness of the African Diaspora... Bummer that it's just artists from the City of Angels...

The EAP is a call for artists to submit a solo exhibition proposal of their work. Competitive proposals will present innovative artwork to activate the salon space. 

This multipurpose space is the heart of the museum where they hold public programs, education workshops, and events. 

Four final artists will be selected. Each artist will have a 2 month solo show as part of the Emerging Artists Program to display their work in a solo exhibition.
We will hold two information sessions to review the application process and to answer any questions. These sessions will be held on June 1st and June 29th at 6pm in the MoAD salon and include a gallery tour.
Selected artists will be notified on August 31, 2016, after which artists will then work with the exhibitions team at the museum and have 2 months to finalize and prepare work.

http://www.moadsf.org/connect/emerging-artists-program/call-for-emerging-artists/

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22 July 2016, 5:00 am 5ec60e72d8c4b4098d8b9699c243d4a8
<![CDATA[Gallery B accepting applications]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Bethesda Urban Partnership are accepting applications for Gallery B 2017 exhibitions!

This gallery, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda, is available to interested artists and arts organizations for one-month rentals. All media including, but not limited to, painting, photography and sculpture is eligible to use the space. Gallery B does not take a commission on any artwork sold during the exhibition.  
 
We are seeking applications from local artists and arts organizations for month-long exhibitions in 2016. Gallery B has approximately 1,500 sq. feet of available exhibition space. The deadline for submission is July 29, 2016.

To be considered for a solo or group exhibition, and to review the gallery requirements, please
complete this application.
 
Questions?  Please send them an email to artist@bethesda.org.

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20 July 2016, 4:30 am 60d2848acc09810d15141580ea3fc309
<![CDATA[City Paper review and other thoughts...]]> Found: entry, entr
CP art critic John Anderson pops in with a nice review of the current show at American University's Katzen Museum... read it here.

And also just home from a packed, sold out lecture on the show at the Katzen... moderated by the amazing Jack Rasmussen and some excellent questions by AU Prof Adrienne Pine who wrote the very left-wingy but interesting essay for the exhibition's catalog.
There were also some interesting questions to my Colombian peeps Carolina Mayorga, whose performance at the openings, which you can also see on the video at the exhibition, raised a lot of interesting points.

Third use of the word "interesting" in the last two paragraphs.

Muriel Hasbun brought live heart beats from El Salvador, delivered dynamically across cyberspace and played in the background of the discussion... all part of her ever evolving mixed medias presentations.
I discussed what I call "Cuban privilege", which I define (since I invented the term), as the superior attitude that us Cubans have towards all other immigrants to the US.
Notice that I said "all", not just Latin American immigrants (legal or otherwise).
Cuban privilege: Immediate welcome, quick green card status, middle class entry (thanks to a well established and wealthy Cuban-American community infrastructure), educational/cultural inprints, solid familial and clannish unity, and a lack of "victimism" as an attitude.
Of course, that attitude is defined by a set of singularly unique characteristics that defined the Cuban mass migration the the US in the 1960s: a migration of the upper and middle classes, rather than the impoverished poor strata of most historical migrations to the US, a racial welcome of a mostly white immigrant wave, and the fact that most Cubans identify as Republicans certainly didn't hurt.
A far cry from the daily stresses and legal issues that most illegal immigrants face around our region, mostly very poor Central Americans looking North for a better life away from violence and poverty.
The audience gasped when I told them that my father didn't identify as a "Hispanic" or as a "Latino."
"I am a Cuban," he'd say proudly. And when he became a US citizen he changed that to "En mi corazon siempre sere Cubano, pero desde hoy, en mi alma soy Americano." 
Cubans are archaic immigrants... we love this great nation with a passionate, sometimes dangerous love that often clouds our perspectives and opinions. 

Nuff said!

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14 July 2016, 8:24 pm 1a33aea146da0b16c996b0cc985a17d4
<![CDATA[Gen-Y 3.0]]> Found: opportunity, entry, entr
VisArts presents a juried exhibition of artists ages 17 – 27 in the Kaplan Gallery from July 22 – August 28, 2016. The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a professional gallery. Though there are many labels aimed at describing the current generation of 17 to 27 year olds, such as Screenagers, Millennials, and Echo Boomers, VisArts is maintaining the Gen-Y name for its annual juried group exhibition of aspiring artists in this age group.


Drawing, photography, fiber, ceramics, painting, video, sculpture, and interactivity fill the Kaplan Gallery reflecting a variety of approaches to a wide range of content within the context of the digital age.


The 2016 Gen-Y 3.0 artists include: Sobia Ahmad, Katherine Akey, Susie Bae, Amy Berbert, Abbie Fundling, Jared Green, Ashley Ja’nae, Kern Lee, Emmanuel Mones, Richard Munaba, Angelique Nagovskaya, Raheel Raad, Yoon Sun Shin, Qin Tan, and Vivien Wise.

The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a gallery. The exhibition was developed to address this demographic of artists who are seriously making art and have little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery. Many are uncertain about how to proceed with a career in art or what it takes to be an artist. Many are under financial, social and educational pressures that might preclude further study in art. Others are committed to a non-art career track yet are passionate about making art. Most are working under the art world radar of the region. 

A dedicated team of gallery interns and volunteers plan and realize the annual juried exhibition with guidance from the VisArts gallery staff.  “From the call for entry to the preparation and installation of the artwork, the entire process is a learning experience- for the first time exhibitors as well as the organizers of the exhibition,” says Main. “Watching this exhibition take shape is inspiring. The interns embrace the vision to seek out the undiscovered young artists in our community. They are passionate about bringing their peers’ artwork into the public light.”

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, July 22 from 7 to 9 PM in the Kaplan Gallery. The reception and exhibition are free to the public.    

Gen-Y 3.0 
July 22 – August 28
Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 7 – 9 PM

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11 July 2016, 4:00 am 867266e18f947777bc0c525803f1846c
<![CDATA[Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications]]> Found: deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award
Don't miss your chance to apply! The deadline for 2017 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications is rapidly approaching. The Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to practicing Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence.

Categories offered for the 2017 Awards are:

  • Classical Music: Composition
  • Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Dance: Choreography
  • Dance: Solo Performance
  • Poetry
  • Visual Arts: Sculpture
  • World Music: Composition
  • World Music: Solo Performance
All applications must be submitted online. Applicants can access the guidelines, application, and other application assistance resources by clicking the "Maryland" tab HERE on Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's website.

The deadline for 2017 applications is 4:30 PM on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Questions about Fellowships? Please review the program guidelines and contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at
kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

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9 July 2016, 2:24 pm a19c437c187a39e2fc5dbce6061fe81e
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Flight Lines”]]> Found: residence

Turbulence.org Commission: Flight Lines by Ellie Irons and Dan Phiffer:

Flight Lines is a computer vision project that monitors the sky not just for customary birds and planes, but rapidly multiplying drones and increasingly frequent extreme weather events. Emerging from an interest in the ecology of the Anthropocene, Flight Lines is an effort to document the skies as they are today, with the knowledge that they are rapidly evolving and have variable characteristics in different locations at different times.

Irons and Phiffer have created a network of cameras across New York City. Each camera location has its own particular ’sky signature’ that is revealed through algorithmic processing, which would otherwise remain invisible. As you watch, your computer renders the videos into a series of silhouetted frames that trace the arcs of objects that move through them; birds, trash, flying machines. The paths generated by this process are its “flight lines.”

Watch the sky, or leave your browser window open while you attend to other tasks. Either way, you will accumulate hours of processed footage that will provide Irons and Phiffer with material for a series of paintings and videos that respond to this aerial ecology.

Flight Lines is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

BIOGRAPHIES

Ellie Irons is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She works in a variety of media, from walks to WIFI to gardening, to reveal how human and nonhuman lives intertwine with other earth systems. Recently she has been an artist in residence at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University.

Recent exhibition venues include Wave Hill, the Queens Botanical Garden, Pioneer Works and the Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture in New York City, Flora Arts and Nature in Bogotá, Colombia, and garden projects at Sure We Can, a redemption center in Bushwick, and 1067 PacificPeople, an art center in Crown Heights. Her recent writing is published in Feral Research, Landscape Architecture Futures, and the Brooklyn Rail.

Ellie teaches part time at the City College of New York and Brown University. She studied Environmental Science and Art at Scripps College in Los Angeles and received her MFA from Hunter College, CUNY.

Dan Phiffer is a new media hacker from California, interested in exploring the cultural dimension of inexpensive communications networks such as voice telephony and the Internet. Dan is currently a fellow at Columbia’s Tow Center of Digital Journalism, and has had projects exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and SFMOMA.

Ellie and Dan have collaborated on a variety of projects over the last ten years, including work with the collaborative group Future Archaeology and individual pieces ranging from public sculptural installations to web sites. They share an interest in the intertwining of technology, ecology, and public access to information.

Turbulence.org
http://turbulence.org

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14 December 2015, 12:23 pm 3089827667918522a3ca7131a2680320
<![CDATA[Turbulence.org Commission: “Killbox” by Joseph DeLappe, et al]]> Found: residence, award

Turbulence.org Commission: Killbox by Joseph DeLappe (US) and Malath Abbas, Tom deMajo and Albert Elwin (UK) [To "play" the game download the application to your desktop, and make sure your speakers are on.]

Killbox is an online interactive game that critically explores the nature of drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or UAV) warfare, its complexities and consequences. It is an experience that explores the use of technology to transform and extend political and military power, and the abstraction of killing through virtualization.

Modern warfare technology disguises the lethal nature of weapons as they become surgical precision instruments producing ‘clean’ destruction within acceptable limits of “collateral damage.” – Jill Berke*

“Killbox” is the Military term used to describe an area on a grid map that a mission planner designates a target to be destroyed. Kill Box involves audiences in a fictionalized virtual environment based on documented drone strikes in Northern Pakistan (executed via satellite from as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada).

The disintegration of the warrior’s personality is at a very advanced stage. Looking up, he sees the digital display (opto-electronic or holographic) of the windscreen collimator; looking down, the radar screen, the onboard computer, the radio and the video screen, which enables him to follow the terrain with its four or five simultaneous targets; and to monitor his self-navigating Sidewinder missiles fitted with a camera of infra-red guidance system. Paul Virilio **

Killbox is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (USA). Additional funding has been provided by The Phoenix Theatre (Leicester, UK); and The Cutting Room (UK).

BIOGRAPHIES

Joseph DeLappe is an artist/activist with a substantial body of work on the subject of geopolitics and drones and is considered a pioneer in the nascent field of computer games and art. He is a Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Nevada where he directs the Digital Media program. Joseph is lead artist on Kill Box UAV; dealing with concept/content development, theoretical and historical research into drone warfare and primary lead on installation, development of publicity materials and archiving surrounding the project. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance and electromechanical installation have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. In 2006 he began dead-in-iraq, typing consecutively all the names of America’s military casualties from the war in Iraq into the America’s Army first person shooter online recruiting game. DeLappe also created and directs the crowdsourced memorial project, iraqimemorial.org.

Malath Abbas is an independent game designer, artist and producer working on experimental and meaningful games. Since co-founding the award winning studio Quartic Llama, Malath is establishing Scotland’s first game collective and co-working space in order to support a community of independent game makers. His current work includes Kill Box, an online game and interactive installation that critically explores the nature of drone warfare, its complexities and consequences.

Tom deMajo is a digital artist, electronic musician and sound designer, and lead designer for project drone. Tom is responsible for unifying the conceptual, experiential, visual and audio aspects of the project, driving the aesthetics and sound in the game. Tom’s work has covered film, animation, games, sound installations and music. He has toured globally as part of electronic music duo Warp Technique, and is a co-founder of Quartic Llama; independent games company. He was designer, sound designer, composer and artist on the award- winning game “other” made with Malath Abbas and in partnership with the National Theatre Scotland. He has collaborated extensively with artists, practitioners and institutions in Scotland and locally such as National Theatre Scotland, Museum of Scotland, Sink, and recently Hot Chocolate and Scottish Dance Theatre. Tom has been regularly invited to contribute to NEoN Digital Arts Festival, and is Artist in Residence at Fleet Collective in Dundee.

Albert Elwin is an artist and programmer, responsible for developing the underlying code for the PD, networking and implementation of all art objects into the project. Originally from New Zealand, Albert now lives and works in Scotland. He studied Computer Games Technology at the University of Abertay Dundee and his career began when he took part in Abertay’s 2012 Dare To Be Digital competition. Albert co-founded Space Budgie, an independent games studio in 2013 where he lead the development of Glitchspace, a visual programming game, well known for its aesthetic and game design. Albert was invited to talk about Glitchspace at various international game festivals, most notably the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco in 2014. For the last 6 months Albert has been working on a wide range of projects and collaborations; developing digital experiments for testing human depth perception at St. Andrews University, an audio/visual digital instrument based on Harmonographs.

Related Works:

Commission Control by Andy Deck and Joe Dellinger (1997)
Here and Now by David Crawford (1999)
CONtext by Jo-Anne Green (2004)

* From “War on Words: How Language Obscures Violence”
** From “War and Cinema”

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22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[2016 National Juried Exhibit - Frederick, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1150 in awards. Deadline: September 30, 2016

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<![CDATA[Altered States of Collage - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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<![CDATA[Politics Now: the art of sausage making - Chicago Heights, IL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: August 6, 2016

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<![CDATA[LACDA 2016 International Juried Competition - Los Angeles, CA]]> Found: deadline
Solo and Group Exhibits. Deadline: August 22, 2016

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<![CDATA[Burnet Art Festival Plein Air Competition and Quick draw - Burnet, TX]]> Found: deadline
$2100+ in prizes. Deadline: August 17, 2016

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<![CDATA[Nature Exhibit - online competition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $1,500 in cash awards. Deadline: August 29, 2016

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<![CDATA[San Pedro Creek Tricentennial Artwork RFQ - San Antonio, TX]]> Found: deadline
$735,000 budget. Deadline: August 12, 2016

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<![CDATA[Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 - South Korea]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
KRW116,000,000 (~101,500 USD) in awards. Deadline: October 31, 2016

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<![CDATA[Images: Fine Art Festival - New Smyrna Beach, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$28,000+ in awards. Deadline: October 26, 2016

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<![CDATA[RED Biennial - Cambridge, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards. Deadline: September 15, 2016

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<![CDATA[Call for Artists]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entry, entr

UNITED in Passion and Pride.
September 10 - October 22, 2016
 
39th Street Gallery/Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood, MD 20722 (Second floor, 39th Street entrance)
This call for visual art is in response to the mass shooting that took the lives of 49 people at the Pulse Night Club, a gay bar in Orlando Florida, in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016.  We are deeply saddened by this attack on the LGBTQ Community and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the people we lost. This tragedy is multi-layered and as such, this call is open to your interpretation of the title and theme. All artists are encouraged to enter work.

The 39th Street Gallery is located in Brentwood Maryland, a quarter mile from the Washington DC Line, in the heart of the Gateway Arts District. The Gateway Arts District strives to be a diverse community that is inclusive to all.
 
Please submit up to 3 pieces (both 2-D and 3-D works will be considered),
Entry Requirements:
1.) All submissions must be sent electronically to be considered.
2.) Images should be submitted in JPEG format, ideally 4" x 6"image size
3.) Any selected work MUST BE READY to Hang, Any pieces selected that arrives not ready to hang will be returned to artist upon delivery
4.) Work should not exceed 60" in any one dimension.
5.) Number and Label all images with the artist's last name and title in the JPEG file (Example: 01_Jones_Untitled.jpeg
6.) Include a corresponding image list with JPEG file name, artwork title, medium, year, size, and price.
 
All work needs to be hand delivered or shipped at the artists expense including prepaid return shipping.  
 
The gallery will not take any commission on sales from this exhibition.
 
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE - Important Dates:
September 10 - October 22, 2016 -- exhibition dates
August  12-- deadline to apply
August 19 -- notifications of acceptance
August 20-27-- shipped artwork to arrive at the gallery
August 27, from 12-3PM -- hand delivered artwork to arrive at the gallery (or by appointment)
September 10, 5 pm - 8 pm -- opening reception
October 22 -- last day of the show
October 23- 27- artwork pick up and shipping (pick up at gallery by appointment)
 
Jurors:
1. John Paradiso, Artist, Curator of Programs, 39th Street Gallery
2. Margaret Boozer, Artist, Founder of Red Dirt Studio
3. Tom Hill, Artist, Senior Advisor, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

For more information please write or call John Paradiso, 202-487-8458. Email: artprograms@gatewaycdc.org

John Paradiso
39th Street Gallery
Curator of Programming 
202-487-8458

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29 July 2016, 3:00 am 9facc61b2c4e07a6344dd70257bfe3c4
<![CDATA[This Friday: Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program Visual Arts Exhibition]]> Found: opportunity, submit

 
Opening Reception
Friday, July 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RSVP here.
DC Commission on Arts and Humanities
200 I (Eye) Street, SE
Main Gallery
Washington, DC 20003
Exhibition closes August 31
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
200 I (Eye) Street SE, Washington DC
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents a  visual arts exhibition featuring some of the District's finest visual artists applying for the FY 2017 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP). Each artist has submitted a piece that represents their body of work and artistic perspective. This exhibition captures the broad scope of the District's dynamic art scene and provides an opportunity for the artists to express their visions directly to the panel of peer reviewers evaluating their applications and to the public

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27 July 2016, 5:00 am 945540b52e12997c635231abe6f82bac
<![CDATA[Opportunities for Artists]]> Found: residency, deadline, juror
Non-DCCAH Calls for Artists (lifted from the DCCAH website:

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26 July 2016, 6:00 pm 512f31cdf4b26cca11e36ac2dcf562e4
<![CDATA[Call for Artists: Shockoe Artspace]]> Found: submissions, submission
Shockoe Artspace’s mission is to provide a vital platform for both student, emerging and professional artists from local and regional backgrounds as well as international. 
We are looking to promote a diverse array of works and exhibitions. Furthermore we exist to cultivate community through various forms and outlets that will deeply impact our city. We think it is vital to generate new and relevant dialogue surrounding the arts of all kinds that stimulates growth in the artist and increases interest and appreciation from patrons and supporters.
Through a diverse array of exhibitions, forums, and open critiques, we hope to extend the already flourishing artistic foundation and culture here in Shockoe Bottom and Richmond as a whole.

Submissions:
Artist submissions are welcomed. Submissions will be reviewed several times a year. If upon review, we have further interest, we will be in touch with you directly. Artists should include a C.V., and artist statement, along with a personal web address and or 5 to 10 jpeg images with captions. Submissions must be emailed to submissions@shockoeartspace.com.

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24 July 2016, 8:26 pm 6596bffe1b0d52b6456e7c48a5fee007
<![CDATA[Opportunity for artists of LA area African ancestry]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Fee: $15

Through the Emerging Artists Program, MoAD (The Museum of the African Diaspora) is committed to providing local LA artists the opportunities to generate and exhibit work reflecting the cultural and artistic richness of the African Diaspora... Bummer that it's just artists from the City of Angels...

The EAP is a call for artists to submit a solo exhibition proposal of their work. Competitive proposals will present innovative artwork to activate the salon space. 

This multipurpose space is the heart of the museum where they hold public programs, education workshops, and events. 

Four final artists will be selected. Each artist will have a 2 month solo show as part of the Emerging Artists Program to display their work in a solo exhibition.
We will hold two information sessions to review the application process and to answer any questions. These sessions will be held on June 1st and June 29th at 6pm in the MoAD salon and include a gallery tour.
Selected artists will be notified on August 31, 2016, after which artists will then work with the exhibitions team at the museum and have 2 months to finalize and prepare work.

http://www.moadsf.org/connect/emerging-artists-program/call-for-emerging-artists/

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22 July 2016, 5:00 am 5ec60e72d8c4b4098d8b9699c243d4a8
<![CDATA[Gallery B accepting applications]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Bethesda Urban Partnership are accepting applications for Gallery B 2017 exhibitions!

This gallery, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda, is available to interested artists and arts organizations for one-month rentals. All media including, but not limited to, painting, photography and sculpture is eligible to use the space. Gallery B does not take a commission on any artwork sold during the exhibition.  
 
We are seeking applications from local artists and arts organizations for month-long exhibitions in 2016. Gallery B has approximately 1,500 sq. feet of available exhibition space. The deadline for submission is July 29, 2016.

To be considered for a solo or group exhibition, and to review the gallery requirements, please
complete this application.
 
Questions?  Please send them an email to artist@bethesda.org.

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20 July 2016, 4:30 am 60d2848acc09810d15141580ea3fc309
<![CDATA[City Paper review and other thoughts...]]> Found: entry, entr
CP art critic John Anderson pops in with a nice review of the current show at American University's Katzen Museum... read it here.

And also just home from a packed, sold out lecture on the show at the Katzen... moderated by the amazing Jack Rasmussen and some excellent questions by AU Prof Adrienne Pine who wrote the very left-wingy but interesting essay for the exhibition's catalog.
There were also some interesting questions to my Colombian peeps Carolina Mayorga, whose performance at the openings, which you can also see on the video at the exhibition, raised a lot of interesting points.

Third use of the word "interesting" in the last two paragraphs.

Muriel Hasbun brought live heart beats from El Salvador, delivered dynamically across cyberspace and played in the background of the discussion... all part of her ever evolving mixed medias presentations.
I discussed what I call "Cuban privilege", which I define (since I invented the term), as the superior attitude that us Cubans have towards all other immigrants to the US.
Notice that I said "all", not just Latin American immigrants (legal or otherwise).
Cuban privilege: Immediate welcome, quick green card status, middle class entry (thanks to a well established and wealthy Cuban-American community infrastructure), educational/cultural inprints, solid familial and clannish unity, and a lack of "victimism" as an attitude.
Of course, that attitude is defined by a set of singularly unique characteristics that defined the Cuban mass migration the the US in the 1960s: a migration of the upper and middle classes, rather than the impoverished poor strata of most historical migrations to the US, a racial welcome of a mostly white immigrant wave, and the fact that most Cubans identify as Republicans certainly didn't hurt.
A far cry from the daily stresses and legal issues that most illegal immigrants face around our region, mostly very poor Central Americans looking North for a better life away from violence and poverty.
The audience gasped when I told them that my father didn't identify as a "Hispanic" or as a "Latino."
"I am a Cuban," he'd say proudly. And when he became a US citizen he changed that to "En mi corazon siempre sere Cubano, pero desde hoy, en mi alma soy Americano." 
Cubans are archaic immigrants... we love this great nation with a passionate, sometimes dangerous love that often clouds our perspectives and opinions. 

Nuff said!

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14 July 2016, 8:24 pm 1a33aea146da0b16c996b0cc985a17d4
<![CDATA[Gen-Y 3.0]]> Found: opportunity, entry, entr
VisArts presents a juried exhibition of artists ages 17 – 27 in the Kaplan Gallery from July 22 – August 28, 2016. The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a professional gallery. Though there are many labels aimed at describing the current generation of 17 to 27 year olds, such as Screenagers, Millennials, and Echo Boomers, VisArts is maintaining the Gen-Y name for its annual juried group exhibition of aspiring artists in this age group.


Drawing, photography, fiber, ceramics, painting, video, sculpture, and interactivity fill the Kaplan Gallery reflecting a variety of approaches to a wide range of content within the context of the digital age.


The 2016 Gen-Y 3.0 artists include: Sobia Ahmad, Katherine Akey, Susie Bae, Amy Berbert, Abbie Fundling, Jared Green, Ashley Ja’nae, Kern Lee, Emmanuel Mones, Richard Munaba, Angelique Nagovskaya, Raheel Raad, Yoon Sun Shin, Qin Tan, and Vivien Wise.

The annual Gen-Y exhibition offers young artists an opportunity to bring their artwork to the public and to experience the process of exhibiting in a gallery. The exhibition was developed to address this demographic of artists who are seriously making art and have little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery. Many are uncertain about how to proceed with a career in art or what it takes to be an artist. Many are under financial, social and educational pressures that might preclude further study in art. Others are committed to a non-art career track yet are passionate about making art. Most are working under the art world radar of the region. 

A dedicated team of gallery interns and volunteers plan and realize the annual juried exhibition with guidance from the VisArts gallery staff.  “From the call for entry to the preparation and installation of the artwork, the entire process is a learning experience- for the first time exhibitors as well as the organizers of the exhibition,” says Main. “Watching this exhibition take shape is inspiring. The interns embrace the vision to seek out the undiscovered young artists in our community. They are passionate about bringing their peers’ artwork into the public light.”

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, July 22 from 7 to 9 PM in the Kaplan Gallery. The reception and exhibition are free to the public.    

Gen-Y 3.0 
July 22 – August 28
Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 7 – 9 PM

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11 July 2016, 4:00 am 867266e18f947777bc0c525803f1846c
<![CDATA[Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications]]> Found: deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award
Don't miss your chance to apply! The deadline for 2017 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award applications is rapidly approaching. The Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to practicing Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence.

Categories offered for the 2017 Awards are:

  • Classical Music: Composition
  • Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Dance: Choreography
  • Dance: Solo Performance
  • Poetry
  • Visual Arts: Sculpture
  • World Music: Composition
  • World Music: Solo Performance
All applications must be submitted online. Applicants can access the guidelines, application, and other application assistance resources by clicking the "Maryland" tab HERE on Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's website.

The deadline for 2017 applications is 4:30 PM on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Questions about Fellowships? Please review the program guidelines and contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at
kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

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9 July 2016, 2:24 pm a19c437c187a39e2fc5dbce6061fe81e