ArsRSS Calls and Opportunities http://net18reaching.org/artrss/ Current Term Specific News Feed en-us Fri, 26 Aug 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.

Turbulence.org
http://turbulence.org

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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
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

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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[Photography as Social Conscience: Impassioned Portrayals of Race in the U.S. - Selinsgrove, PA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: November 18, 2016

]]>
ccfc003296565dff407c28ab1605cfd1
<![CDATA[Perkins Center Juried Exhibition - Moorestown, NJ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards + $600 Purchase Award. Deadline: September 18, 2016

]]>
adbe1901195e13b4009863233394f96e
<![CDATA[15th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival - Indian Wells, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
15 Category Awards. Deadline: October 17, 2016

]]>
261ec1366ef7895344e04f3c5a22a5da
<![CDATA[New Orleans Art Association National Show - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5000+ in awards. Deadline: December 15, 2016

]]>
dd5ae2c58b9247055a76f0933aa701b3
<![CDATA[State of the Arts 2016 - Prairie Village, KS]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,500 in awards. Deadline: August 28, 2016

]]>
ff64d14c17c73800f26ff9cffb5a77c6
<![CDATA[INDA 12 - The 12th International Drawing Annual Book Project]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: December 31, 2016

]]>
b2fd2b0ab341ebf5c6bec8c515818010
<![CDATA[Open Call for Solo Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, award
$1,000 cash award. Deadline: September 15, 2016

]]>
c06d5f22a5959234b87fb177b7f12828
<![CDATA[Craft Hilton Head 2016 - Hilton Head Island, SC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
More than $2500 in awards. Deadline: October 15, 2016

]]>
d4a1c48200af45ac36f0a325b6451c77
<![CDATA[New American Paintings 2016 Northeast Competition - Art Publication]]> Found: deadline
40 winners will appear in the Feb/Mar 2017 edition. Deadline: August 31, 2016

]]>
af61b3201af6e097277488abf1d1acc0
<![CDATA[Beyond Printmaking 5 - Lubbock, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2016

]]>
cac1321a4c3a6b77747db226832c861a
<![CDATA[A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists,]]> Found: opportunity, residency, awarded, awards, award, entr
Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents work by three women who use the female body to explore issues of equity, power, politics, and memory in A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists, on view Saturday, September 3 through Sunday, October 16.
 
Artists Allana Clarke, Lauren Kalman, and Carolina Mayorga implement the body in desperate ways and contribute to a common narrative about body imagery—past and present. These women assert their own agency and address body politics as another construct of power, both internally and externally driven.
 
The trio was brought together by D.C.-based curator Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, who organized the exhibition as part of Target Gallery’s second annual Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition.
 
“History surrounds the viewer in this exhibition, as the past is made present and the present reflects the woes of the past,” said Bryant-Greenwell. “How far have body politics come since the height of the odalisque? What is the new role of the female body in art? These women do not offer concrete answers, but enlist the past to enflame the zeitgeist toward inclusive and critical exploration.”
 
Clarke’s eerie photography series Then and Now Seem to Shift Inside Me, and I Wonder How do you Imagine We Can Live Together in the Future sees the image of a black female body disappearing into the ocean. Her work acknowledges a failed social system, but also speak to an art-historical context that has used bodies like hers for the inclination of the male gaze, as well as male-dominated practicum.  Visitor are challenged to think and look beyond the art gallery itself, and into current events to consider the discourse around body imagery and rights for black women.
 
Kalman’s video work highlights the uncomfortable connection of body image, class, and style in relation to dominance, corruption, and identity. Her videos feature strange nude figures balancing oversized objects, affecting their movements, suggesting an unbalanced relationship between adornment and the female body. By highlighting the conflict of ornamentation and identity, she provokes the viewer to consider societal obsession with both.
 
Mayorga’s photographic series references art-historical images of the Madonna. She turns commentary of the male obsession with the restrictive moral expectations and behaviors of women toward issues of consumerism, gentrification, and class. By using her own face as the Madonna’s, she courts deeper engagement with viewers.
 
Bryant-Greenwell’s exhibition was selected as part of the 2016 Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition by Virginia Treanor, associate curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
“This exhibition provides a space for curators to present ideas to us that generate cross-cultural dialogue,” said Leslie Mounaime, Target Gallery director. “Kayleigh’s brought together work that reflects the ongoing debates and struggles to control women's bodies. We are looking forward to the opportunity to present this exhibition in Target Gallery.”
 
About the Artists
Allana Clarke is a conceptual artist working in video, sculpture, installation, and performance. She has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Madison, Maine; The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont; and the Ordinary Projects in Chicago. At Maryland Institute College of Art, Clarke was the recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture matching fellowship and the Peter W. Brooke Fellowship. She also was awarded the Vermont Studio Civil Society Fellowship. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Mount Royal School of Art at MICA and lives and works in New York and New Jersey.
 
Lauren Kalman is a visual artist based in Detroit, whose practice is invested in contemporary craft, video, photography, and performance. Her work has been on view at the Renwick Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the deCordova Museum. She has work is in private and museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Renwick Gallery, and has been featured in the publications Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Contemporary Craft as well as 40 Under 40: Craft Futures. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Ohio State University and participated in residencies at the Corporation of Yaddo, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Santa Fe Art Institute. In addition, she has received grants from Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, and ISE Cultural Foundation. She has taught courses at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit.
 
Carolina Mayorga has received awards in Colombia and the United States. Her work is represented in private and public collections including the Art Museum of the Americas and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; Andres Institute of Art in Brookline, New Hampshire; and Kronan Sculpture Park in Sweden. She participated in the Fifth Annual Sculpture Symposium of the Andres Institute, the Lulea Winter Biennial in Sweden, and the 4th International Sculpture Symposium in Sweden. Her work has been reviewed in publications in Colombia, Sweden, Spain, and the United States including in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Baltimore City Paper, Winston-Salem Journal, The Nashua Telegraph, The Union Leader, Norrländska Socialdemokraten, and Norrbottens-Kuriren.
 
About the Curator
Based in Washington, D.C., Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a curator, writer, and arts advocate. She explores the intersection of women, arts, and social change through her role as public programs coordinator with the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She has curated shows in conjunction with Project 4 gallery, VisArts, and The D.C. Arts Center in the greater Washington, D.C. region, as well as Peephole Cinema in San Francisco and CUE Art Foundation in New York. She strives to advance the careers of local artists and also developed a professional development seminar as well as residency program for local emerging artists in the Greater D.C. metro area. An arts writer, her work has been featured in The Washington Times, Examiner.com, CBS, Brightest Young Things, and Plinth, among others. Bryant-Greenwell earned her bachelor’s in art history from the University of Maryland, College Park and her master’s in museum studies from the George Washington University.

]]>
25 August 2016, 4:00 am a8877d63a3ca456b4c78a7454fb62b97
<![CDATA[Open Call for Mexican Artists]]> Found: residence, deadline
Deadline: August 26, 2016.

Méxtasis is an open call for Mexican artists to present their work in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York during Bushwick Open Studios. The project aims to present a new perspective on Mexican contemporary art, one that goes beyond cultural stereotypes and offers a new platform of visibility and cultural awareness for a country that is so present in debates surrounding politics and immigration but not enough discussed in relation to art and creativity.

The open call is open to artists of Mexican nationality regardless of their age or country of residence.

Selection announcement: August 29, 2016.
Exhibition (during Bushwick Open Studios): September 30 – October 2, 2016.

Full open call and additional information: www.mextasis.com. Please apply directly through website. For additional information please inquire to curatorial@mextasis.com.

]]>
24 August 2016, 5:43 am d1612f8b29ac76c329f411a784fe72dd
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Photogs]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: September 4, 2016


Hillyer celebrates Fotoweek DC with FORMAT, a small works show featuring photo-based art. All work must be under 10" in any one directions (inclusive of frame). This exhibition will be juried by DC-based photographer and curator, Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah.


Artist Notification: October 12th.
Exhibition Dates: November 4-December 18.
Opening Reception: November 4th, 6-9pm.
Entry Fee: $20 for members / $30 for non-members.
Awards: A Best in Show award will be given in the amount of $100.


Apply: https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/63855

]]>
24 August 2016, 4:00 am d12f7ef919763b5b2e2d8309b733e944
<![CDATA[Call for Entries: The Nude Figure]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
DeadlineSeptember 9, 2016

Apply here.
The Nude Figure will present a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience. The theme of mirroring is a metaphor for the persistence of the nude as a theme in art and our shared visual understandings of the body. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, glass and mixed media.
Jurors Paul DuSold, instructor at the Woodmere Art Museum and Fleisher Art Memorial, and Scott Noel, professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, look to assemble a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience.

AWARDS
$3,000+ in prizes
KEY DATES
Exhibition dates: October 16 - November 19, 2016
                Digital entry deadline: September 9, midnight CST ($45 fee)
                Extended digital entry deadline: September 12, midnight EST ($65 fee)
                Notification of accepted/declined work: September 19
                Artist reception: October 16, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
                Painting lecture with jurors: October 22, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
                Workshop with Paul DuSold: October 29 & 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm           
                Workshop with Scott Noel: November 5 & 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm        

REGISTRATION FEE
$45 for up to two works

]]>
16 August 2016, 8:41 pm 2aa1e725d9585f44acfe48a3dcc44c7c
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Artists]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, entry, entr
Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with The CyberWire, has announced a new open ‘Call for Entry’.

An extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT project, MAP is working with The CyberWire to offer “CREATING CONNECTIONS”, a commission and print replication project.  The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of The CyberWire’s 3rd Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on September 27, 2016.  Applications are due Saturday, August 27, 2016

The goal of CyberWire’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cyber security. The concept of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—may be an important point of departure for creating the commissioned work. This commission is open to submissions from women artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.
We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today.

The CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cyber security domain. In an industry overloaded with information, The CyberWire helps individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them.

The Women in Cyber Security Reception will bring together women from across the region and all different points on the career spectrum. This event will be an opportunity to meet, greet and share a common goal—empowering women to succeed in the cyber security field. Leaders from industry, academia, and government can reconnect and strengthen existing relationships while building new ones. Those just starting out in their careers have the chance to meet the technical and business professionals who are shaping the future of cyber security.

This invitation-only event will be held at the Columbus Center overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
To view the full prospectus, visit http://mdartplace.org/opportunities/maportunities

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:04 pm 240de42095b26441985699a7415c88c2
<![CDATA[Art Maryland 2016]]> Found: deadline, submit, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
Entry deadline: September 2 at 11:59PM.

The Howard County Arts Council in Ellicott City, Maryland, is seeking entries from artists for Art Maryland 2016, a biennial multi-media juried exhibit. A guest juror (TBA) will select the work for the show and award a minimum of $1,000. The exhibit will be on view from October 28 – December 9, 2016 with a reception and juror remarks on November 4 from 6-8pm.

Entry is open to all artists 18 years or older, residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, MD. Artists may submit digital images of up to three works completed in the last two years and not exhibited previously in the HCAC galleries. All work must fit through a standard doorway measuring 54” x 80” and fit appropriately in the HCAC’s two galleries, which total over 2000 square feet, with 9 ½ foot high walls, professional track lighting and hardwood floors. There is a $25 Art Maryland entry fee. The fee is waived for current Howard County Arts Council members. Entry forms are available at hocoarts.org/exhibits.php, at the Howard County Arts Council, or by calling 410-313-2787. 
 
Pam Perna
Community and Web Relations Coordinator
Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:30 am 3054abe0986bef25ccb7dcc5f6574dde
<![CDATA[Help Ellicott City artists]]> Found: opportunity, awards, award
On July 30, Ellicott City’s historic district was devastated by a flash flood. Many artists with studios and galleries in Ellicott City suffered substantial losses of artwork and studio space – severely impacting their ability to earn a living. To provide assistance, the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is establishing Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund to aid these artists on their long road to recovery. The Arts Council will extend its current exhibit, Paint It! Ellicott City 2016, which showcases artwork created during the July 2016 plein air paint-out, through September 30, with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this work donated to the fund. Several Paint It! artists have already generously agreed to donate 100% of their sales to help the relief effort.
 
The Arts Council is also accepting individual donations and is actively seeking a funding partner to match all donations to Re-create. Eligible individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations will be able to apply for emergency funding to help re-establish their capacity to live and work. Funding guidelines and applications will be available soon.
 
How can you help E.C. artists on the road to recovery?
  • Visit the Howard County Center for the Arts to see our Paint It! Ellicott City show and check out the artwork available for purchase
  • Donate to Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund on the Support the Arts page at hocoarts.org (please include Re-create: EC Artist Relief Fund in the purpose section)
  • Join HCAC on September 16th from 6 – 8pm for its Annual Meeting & Grant Awards reception
  • Attend the closing reception for Paint It! on September 30th from 6 – 9pm for a great opportunity to reconnect with local artists and arts organizations and make a contribution to Re-create.
HCAC will also invite local galleries to set up pop-up shops during the reception on September 30 to benefit the fund.
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
8 August 2016, 5:00 am e3719e24aa3a69f8ee6445c1443288ab
<![CDATA[The S&R Washington Award]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award, entre, entr
Deadline: October 15, 2016

The S&R Washington Award recognizes talented artists working in a broad range of disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, music, dance, dramatic arts, film, digital, and interdisciplinary arts.

Winners receive a cash prize of $5,000 to support their career development. 
An additional $5,000 may be awarded to a Grand Prize-winning artist of outstanding ability.

Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs. Award winners are eligible for performances or exhibitions supported by S&R Foundation.

The application period is open from now until October 15, 2016.

Winners will be announced at the end of January 2017. 

To learn more and apply online visit http://sandrfoundation.org/programs/washington-award

Contact Molly Turner at artsprogram@sandr.org with any questions.

]]>
7 August 2016, 8:45 am 5637d2530888047bbf00a4064ebb2dd5
<![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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
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

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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[Photography as Social Conscience: Impassioned Portrayals of Race in the U.S. - Selinsgrove, PA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: November 18, 2016

]]>
ccfc003296565dff407c28ab1605cfd1
<![CDATA[Perkins Center Juried Exhibition - Moorestown, NJ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards + $600 Purchase Award. Deadline: September 18, 2016

]]>
adbe1901195e13b4009863233394f96e
<![CDATA[15th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival - Indian Wells, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
15 Category Awards. Deadline: October 17, 2016

]]>
261ec1366ef7895344e04f3c5a22a5da
<![CDATA[New Orleans Art Association National Show - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5000+ in awards. Deadline: December 15, 2016

]]>
dd5ae2c58b9247055a76f0933aa701b3
<![CDATA[State of the Arts 2016 - Prairie Village, KS]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,500 in awards. Deadline: August 28, 2016

]]>
ff64d14c17c73800f26ff9cffb5a77c6
<![CDATA[INDA 12 - The 12th International Drawing Annual Book Project]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: December 31, 2016

]]>
b2fd2b0ab341ebf5c6bec8c515818010
<![CDATA[Open Call for Solo Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, award
$1,000 cash award. Deadline: September 15, 2016

]]>
c06d5f22a5959234b87fb177b7f12828
<![CDATA[Craft Hilton Head 2016 - Hilton Head Island, SC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
More than $2500 in awards. Deadline: October 15, 2016

]]>
d4a1c48200af45ac36f0a325b6451c77
<![CDATA[New American Paintings 2016 Northeast Competition - Art Publication]]> Found: deadline
40 winners will appear in the Feb/Mar 2017 edition. Deadline: August 31, 2016

]]>
af61b3201af6e097277488abf1d1acc0
<![CDATA[Beyond Printmaking 5 - Lubbock, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2016

]]>
cac1321a4c3a6b77747db226832c861a
<![CDATA[A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists,]]> Found: opportunity, residency, awarded, awards, award, entr
Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents work by three women who use the female body to explore issues of equity, power, politics, and memory in A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists, on view Saturday, September 3 through Sunday, October 16.
 
Artists Allana Clarke, Lauren Kalman, and Carolina Mayorga implement the body in desperate ways and contribute to a common narrative about body imagery—past and present. These women assert their own agency and address body politics as another construct of power, both internally and externally driven.
 
The trio was brought together by D.C.-based curator Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, who organized the exhibition as part of Target Gallery’s second annual Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition.
 
“History surrounds the viewer in this exhibition, as the past is made present and the present reflects the woes of the past,” said Bryant-Greenwell. “How far have body politics come since the height of the odalisque? What is the new role of the female body in art? These women do not offer concrete answers, but enlist the past to enflame the zeitgeist toward inclusive and critical exploration.”
 
Clarke’s eerie photography series Then and Now Seem to Shift Inside Me, and I Wonder How do you Imagine We Can Live Together in the Future sees the image of a black female body disappearing into the ocean. Her work acknowledges a failed social system, but also speak to an art-historical context that has used bodies like hers for the inclination of the male gaze, as well as male-dominated practicum.  Visitor are challenged to think and look beyond the art gallery itself, and into current events to consider the discourse around body imagery and rights for black women.
 
Kalman’s video work highlights the uncomfortable connection of body image, class, and style in relation to dominance, corruption, and identity. Her videos feature strange nude figures balancing oversized objects, affecting their movements, suggesting an unbalanced relationship between adornment and the female body. By highlighting the conflict of ornamentation and identity, she provokes the viewer to consider societal obsession with both.
 
Mayorga’s photographic series references art-historical images of the Madonna. She turns commentary of the male obsession with the restrictive moral expectations and behaviors of women toward issues of consumerism, gentrification, and class. By using her own face as the Madonna’s, she courts deeper engagement with viewers.
 
Bryant-Greenwell’s exhibition was selected as part of the 2016 Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition by Virginia Treanor, associate curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
“This exhibition provides a space for curators to present ideas to us that generate cross-cultural dialogue,” said Leslie Mounaime, Target Gallery director. “Kayleigh’s brought together work that reflects the ongoing debates and struggles to control women's bodies. We are looking forward to the opportunity to present this exhibition in Target Gallery.”
 
About the Artists
Allana Clarke is a conceptual artist working in video, sculpture, installation, and performance. She has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Madison, Maine; The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont; and the Ordinary Projects in Chicago. At Maryland Institute College of Art, Clarke was the recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture matching fellowship and the Peter W. Brooke Fellowship. She also was awarded the Vermont Studio Civil Society Fellowship. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Mount Royal School of Art at MICA and lives and works in New York and New Jersey.
 
Lauren Kalman is a visual artist based in Detroit, whose practice is invested in contemporary craft, video, photography, and performance. Her work has been on view at the Renwick Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the deCordova Museum. She has work is in private and museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Renwick Gallery, and has been featured in the publications Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Contemporary Craft as well as 40 Under 40: Craft Futures. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Ohio State University and participated in residencies at the Corporation of Yaddo, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Santa Fe Art Institute. In addition, she has received grants from Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, and ISE Cultural Foundation. She has taught courses at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit.
 
Carolina Mayorga has received awards in Colombia and the United States. Her work is represented in private and public collections including the Art Museum of the Americas and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; Andres Institute of Art in Brookline, New Hampshire; and Kronan Sculpture Park in Sweden. She participated in the Fifth Annual Sculpture Symposium of the Andres Institute, the Lulea Winter Biennial in Sweden, and the 4th International Sculpture Symposium in Sweden. Her work has been reviewed in publications in Colombia, Sweden, Spain, and the United States including in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Baltimore City Paper, Winston-Salem Journal, The Nashua Telegraph, The Union Leader, Norrländska Socialdemokraten, and Norrbottens-Kuriren.
 
About the Curator
Based in Washington, D.C., Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a curator, writer, and arts advocate. She explores the intersection of women, arts, and social change through her role as public programs coordinator with the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She has curated shows in conjunction with Project 4 gallery, VisArts, and The D.C. Arts Center in the greater Washington, D.C. region, as well as Peephole Cinema in San Francisco and CUE Art Foundation in New York. She strives to advance the careers of local artists and also developed a professional development seminar as well as residency program for local emerging artists in the Greater D.C. metro area. An arts writer, her work has been featured in The Washington Times, Examiner.com, CBS, Brightest Young Things, and Plinth, among others. Bryant-Greenwell earned her bachelor’s in art history from the University of Maryland, College Park and her master’s in museum studies from the George Washington University.

]]>
25 August 2016, 4:00 am a8877d63a3ca456b4c78a7454fb62b97
<![CDATA[Open Call for Mexican Artists]]> Found: residence, deadline
Deadline: August 26, 2016.

Méxtasis is an open call for Mexican artists to present their work in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York during Bushwick Open Studios. The project aims to present a new perspective on Mexican contemporary art, one that goes beyond cultural stereotypes and offers a new platform of visibility and cultural awareness for a country that is so present in debates surrounding politics and immigration but not enough discussed in relation to art and creativity.

The open call is open to artists of Mexican nationality regardless of their age or country of residence.

Selection announcement: August 29, 2016.
Exhibition (during Bushwick Open Studios): September 30 – October 2, 2016.

Full open call and additional information: www.mextasis.com. Please apply directly through website. For additional information please inquire to curatorial@mextasis.com.

]]>
24 August 2016, 5:43 am d1612f8b29ac76c329f411a784fe72dd
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Photogs]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: September 4, 2016


Hillyer celebrates Fotoweek DC with FORMAT, a small works show featuring photo-based art. All work must be under 10" in any one directions (inclusive of frame). This exhibition will be juried by DC-based photographer and curator, Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah.


Artist Notification: October 12th.
Exhibition Dates: November 4-December 18.
Opening Reception: November 4th, 6-9pm.
Entry Fee: $20 for members / $30 for non-members.
Awards: A Best in Show award will be given in the amount of $100.


Apply: https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/63855

]]>
24 August 2016, 4:00 am d12f7ef919763b5b2e2d8309b733e944
<![CDATA[Call for Entries: The Nude Figure]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
DeadlineSeptember 9, 2016

Apply here.
The Nude Figure will present a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience. The theme of mirroring is a metaphor for the persistence of the nude as a theme in art and our shared visual understandings of the body. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, glass and mixed media.
Jurors Paul DuSold, instructor at the Woodmere Art Museum and Fleisher Art Memorial, and Scott Noel, professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, look to assemble a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience.

AWARDS
$3,000+ in prizes
KEY DATES
Exhibition dates: October 16 - November 19, 2016
                Digital entry deadline: September 9, midnight CST ($45 fee)
                Extended digital entry deadline: September 12, midnight EST ($65 fee)
                Notification of accepted/declined work: September 19
                Artist reception: October 16, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
                Painting lecture with jurors: October 22, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
                Workshop with Paul DuSold: October 29 & 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm           
                Workshop with Scott Noel: November 5 & 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm        

REGISTRATION FEE
$45 for up to two works

]]>
16 August 2016, 8:41 pm 2aa1e725d9585f44acfe48a3dcc44c7c
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Artists]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, entry, entr
Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with The CyberWire, has announced a new open ‘Call for Entry’.

An extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT project, MAP is working with The CyberWire to offer “CREATING CONNECTIONS”, a commission and print replication project.  The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of The CyberWire’s 3rd Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on September 27, 2016.  Applications are due Saturday, August 27, 2016

The goal of CyberWire’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cyber security. The concept of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—may be an important point of departure for creating the commissioned work. This commission is open to submissions from women artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.
We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today.

The CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cyber security domain. In an industry overloaded with information, The CyberWire helps individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them.

The Women in Cyber Security Reception will bring together women from across the region and all different points on the career spectrum. This event will be an opportunity to meet, greet and share a common goal—empowering women to succeed in the cyber security field. Leaders from industry, academia, and government can reconnect and strengthen existing relationships while building new ones. Those just starting out in their careers have the chance to meet the technical and business professionals who are shaping the future of cyber security.

This invitation-only event will be held at the Columbus Center overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
To view the full prospectus, visit http://mdartplace.org/opportunities/maportunities

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:04 pm 240de42095b26441985699a7415c88c2
<![CDATA[Art Maryland 2016]]> Found: deadline, submit, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
Entry deadline: September 2 at 11:59PM.

The Howard County Arts Council in Ellicott City, Maryland, is seeking entries from artists for Art Maryland 2016, a biennial multi-media juried exhibit. A guest juror (TBA) will select the work for the show and award a minimum of $1,000. The exhibit will be on view from October 28 – December 9, 2016 with a reception and juror remarks on November 4 from 6-8pm.

Entry is open to all artists 18 years or older, residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, MD. Artists may submit digital images of up to three works completed in the last two years and not exhibited previously in the HCAC galleries. All work must fit through a standard doorway measuring 54” x 80” and fit appropriately in the HCAC’s two galleries, which total over 2000 square feet, with 9 ½ foot high walls, professional track lighting and hardwood floors. There is a $25 Art Maryland entry fee. The fee is waived for current Howard County Arts Council members. Entry forms are available at hocoarts.org/exhibits.php, at the Howard County Arts Council, or by calling 410-313-2787. 
 
Pam Perna
Community and Web Relations Coordinator
Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:30 am 3054abe0986bef25ccb7dcc5f6574dde
<![CDATA[Help Ellicott City artists]]> Found: opportunity, awards, award
On July 30, Ellicott City’s historic district was devastated by a flash flood. Many artists with studios and galleries in Ellicott City suffered substantial losses of artwork and studio space – severely impacting their ability to earn a living. To provide assistance, the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is establishing Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund to aid these artists on their long road to recovery. The Arts Council will extend its current exhibit, Paint It! Ellicott City 2016, which showcases artwork created during the July 2016 plein air paint-out, through September 30, with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this work donated to the fund. Several Paint It! artists have already generously agreed to donate 100% of their sales to help the relief effort.
 
The Arts Council is also accepting individual donations and is actively seeking a funding partner to match all donations to Re-create. Eligible individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations will be able to apply for emergency funding to help re-establish their capacity to live and work. Funding guidelines and applications will be available soon.
 
How can you help E.C. artists on the road to recovery?
  • Visit the Howard County Center for the Arts to see our Paint It! Ellicott City show and check out the artwork available for purchase
  • Donate to Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund on the Support the Arts page at hocoarts.org (please include Re-create: EC Artist Relief Fund in the purpose section)
  • Join HCAC on September 16th from 6 – 8pm for its Annual Meeting & Grant Awards reception
  • Attend the closing reception for Paint It! on September 30th from 6 – 9pm for a great opportunity to reconnect with local artists and arts organizations and make a contribution to Re-create.
HCAC will also invite local galleries to set up pop-up shops during the reception on September 30 to benefit the fund.
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
8 August 2016, 5:00 am e3719e24aa3a69f8ee6445c1443288ab
<![CDATA[The S&R Washington Award]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award, entre, entr
Deadline: October 15, 2016

The S&R Washington Award recognizes talented artists working in a broad range of disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, music, dance, dramatic arts, film, digital, and interdisciplinary arts.

Winners receive a cash prize of $5,000 to support their career development. 
An additional $5,000 may be awarded to a Grand Prize-winning artist of outstanding ability.

Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs. Award winners are eligible for performances or exhibitions supported by S&R Foundation.

The application period is open from now until October 15, 2016.

Winners will be announced at the end of January 2017. 

To learn more and apply online visit http://sandrfoundation.org/programs/washington-award

Contact Molly Turner at artsprogram@sandr.org with any questions.

]]>
7 August 2016, 8:45 am 5637d2530888047bbf00a4064ebb2dd5
<![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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
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

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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[Photography as Social Conscience: Impassioned Portrayals of Race in the U.S. - Selinsgrove, PA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: November 18, 2016

]]>
ccfc003296565dff407c28ab1605cfd1
<![CDATA[Perkins Center Juried Exhibition - Moorestown, NJ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards + $600 Purchase Award. Deadline: September 18, 2016

]]>
adbe1901195e13b4009863233394f96e
<![CDATA[15th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival - Indian Wells, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
15 Category Awards. Deadline: October 17, 2016

]]>
261ec1366ef7895344e04f3c5a22a5da
<![CDATA[New Orleans Art Association National Show - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5000+ in awards. Deadline: December 15, 2016

]]>
dd5ae2c58b9247055a76f0933aa701b3
<![CDATA[State of the Arts 2016 - Prairie Village, KS]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,500 in awards. Deadline: August 28, 2016

]]>
ff64d14c17c73800f26ff9cffb5a77c6
<![CDATA[INDA 12 - The 12th International Drawing Annual Book Project]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: December 31, 2016

]]>
b2fd2b0ab341ebf5c6bec8c515818010
<![CDATA[Open Call for Solo Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, award
$1,000 cash award. Deadline: September 15, 2016

]]>
c06d5f22a5959234b87fb177b7f12828
<![CDATA[Craft Hilton Head 2016 - Hilton Head Island, SC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
More than $2500 in awards. Deadline: October 15, 2016

]]>
d4a1c48200af45ac36f0a325b6451c77
<![CDATA[New American Paintings 2016 Northeast Competition - Art Publication]]> Found: deadline
40 winners will appear in the Feb/Mar 2017 edition. Deadline: August 31, 2016

]]>
af61b3201af6e097277488abf1d1acc0
<![CDATA[Beyond Printmaking 5 - Lubbock, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2016

]]>
cac1321a4c3a6b77747db226832c861a
<![CDATA[A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists,]]> Found: opportunity, residency, awarded, awards, award, entr
Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents work by three women who use the female body to explore issues of equity, power, politics, and memory in A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists, on view Saturday, September 3 through Sunday, October 16.
 
Artists Allana Clarke, Lauren Kalman, and Carolina Mayorga implement the body in desperate ways and contribute to a common narrative about body imagery—past and present. These women assert their own agency and address body politics as another construct of power, both internally and externally driven.
 
The trio was brought together by D.C.-based curator Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, who organized the exhibition as part of Target Gallery’s second annual Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition.
 
“History surrounds the viewer in this exhibition, as the past is made present and the present reflects the woes of the past,” said Bryant-Greenwell. “How far have body politics come since the height of the odalisque? What is the new role of the female body in art? These women do not offer concrete answers, but enlist the past to enflame the zeitgeist toward inclusive and critical exploration.”
 
Clarke’s eerie photography series Then and Now Seem to Shift Inside Me, and I Wonder How do you Imagine We Can Live Together in the Future sees the image of a black female body disappearing into the ocean. Her work acknowledges a failed social system, but also speak to an art-historical context that has used bodies like hers for the inclination of the male gaze, as well as male-dominated practicum.  Visitor are challenged to think and look beyond the art gallery itself, and into current events to consider the discourse around body imagery and rights for black women.
 
Kalman’s video work highlights the uncomfortable connection of body image, class, and style in relation to dominance, corruption, and identity. Her videos feature strange nude figures balancing oversized objects, affecting their movements, suggesting an unbalanced relationship between adornment and the female body. By highlighting the conflict of ornamentation and identity, she provokes the viewer to consider societal obsession with both.
 
Mayorga’s photographic series references art-historical images of the Madonna. She turns commentary of the male obsession with the restrictive moral expectations and behaviors of women toward issues of consumerism, gentrification, and class. By using her own face as the Madonna’s, she courts deeper engagement with viewers.
 
Bryant-Greenwell’s exhibition was selected as part of the 2016 Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition by Virginia Treanor, associate curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
“This exhibition provides a space for curators to present ideas to us that generate cross-cultural dialogue,” said Leslie Mounaime, Target Gallery director. “Kayleigh’s brought together work that reflects the ongoing debates and struggles to control women's bodies. We are looking forward to the opportunity to present this exhibition in Target Gallery.”
 
About the Artists
Allana Clarke is a conceptual artist working in video, sculpture, installation, and performance. She has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Madison, Maine; The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont; and the Ordinary Projects in Chicago. At Maryland Institute College of Art, Clarke was the recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture matching fellowship and the Peter W. Brooke Fellowship. She also was awarded the Vermont Studio Civil Society Fellowship. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Mount Royal School of Art at MICA and lives and works in New York and New Jersey.
 
Lauren Kalman is a visual artist based in Detroit, whose practice is invested in contemporary craft, video, photography, and performance. Her work has been on view at the Renwick Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the deCordova Museum. She has work is in private and museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Renwick Gallery, and has been featured in the publications Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Contemporary Craft as well as 40 Under 40: Craft Futures. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Ohio State University and participated in residencies at the Corporation of Yaddo, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Santa Fe Art Institute. In addition, she has received grants from Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, and ISE Cultural Foundation. She has taught courses at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit.
 
Carolina Mayorga has received awards in Colombia and the United States. Her work is represented in private and public collections including the Art Museum of the Americas and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; Andres Institute of Art in Brookline, New Hampshire; and Kronan Sculpture Park in Sweden. She participated in the Fifth Annual Sculpture Symposium of the Andres Institute, the Lulea Winter Biennial in Sweden, and the 4th International Sculpture Symposium in Sweden. Her work has been reviewed in publications in Colombia, Sweden, Spain, and the United States including in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Baltimore City Paper, Winston-Salem Journal, The Nashua Telegraph, The Union Leader, Norrländska Socialdemokraten, and Norrbottens-Kuriren.
 
About the Curator
Based in Washington, D.C., Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a curator, writer, and arts advocate. She explores the intersection of women, arts, and social change through her role as public programs coordinator with the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She has curated shows in conjunction with Project 4 gallery, VisArts, and The D.C. Arts Center in the greater Washington, D.C. region, as well as Peephole Cinema in San Francisco and CUE Art Foundation in New York. She strives to advance the careers of local artists and also developed a professional development seminar as well as residency program for local emerging artists in the Greater D.C. metro area. An arts writer, her work has been featured in The Washington Times, Examiner.com, CBS, Brightest Young Things, and Plinth, among others. Bryant-Greenwell earned her bachelor’s in art history from the University of Maryland, College Park and her master’s in museum studies from the George Washington University.

]]>
25 August 2016, 4:00 am a8877d63a3ca456b4c78a7454fb62b97
<![CDATA[Open Call for Mexican Artists]]> Found: residence, deadline
Deadline: August 26, 2016.

Méxtasis is an open call for Mexican artists to present their work in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York during Bushwick Open Studios. The project aims to present a new perspective on Mexican contemporary art, one that goes beyond cultural stereotypes and offers a new platform of visibility and cultural awareness for a country that is so present in debates surrounding politics and immigration but not enough discussed in relation to art and creativity.

The open call is open to artists of Mexican nationality regardless of their age or country of residence.

Selection announcement: August 29, 2016.
Exhibition (during Bushwick Open Studios): September 30 – October 2, 2016.

Full open call and additional information: www.mextasis.com. Please apply directly through website. For additional information please inquire to curatorial@mextasis.com.

]]>
24 August 2016, 5:43 am d1612f8b29ac76c329f411a784fe72dd
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Photogs]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: September 4, 2016


Hillyer celebrates Fotoweek DC with FORMAT, a small works show featuring photo-based art. All work must be under 10" in any one directions (inclusive of frame). This exhibition will be juried by DC-based photographer and curator, Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah.


Artist Notification: October 12th.
Exhibition Dates: November 4-December 18.
Opening Reception: November 4th, 6-9pm.
Entry Fee: $20 for members / $30 for non-members.
Awards: A Best in Show award will be given in the amount of $100.


Apply: https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/63855

]]>
24 August 2016, 4:00 am d12f7ef919763b5b2e2d8309b733e944
<![CDATA[Call for Entries: The Nude Figure]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
DeadlineSeptember 9, 2016

Apply here.
The Nude Figure will present a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience. The theme of mirroring is a metaphor for the persistence of the nude as a theme in art and our shared visual understandings of the body. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, glass and mixed media.
Jurors Paul DuSold, instructor at the Woodmere Art Museum and Fleisher Art Memorial, and Scott Noel, professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, look to assemble a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience.

AWARDS
$3,000+ in prizes
KEY DATES
Exhibition dates: October 16 - November 19, 2016
                Digital entry deadline: September 9, midnight CST ($45 fee)
                Extended digital entry deadline: September 12, midnight EST ($65 fee)
                Notification of accepted/declined work: September 19
                Artist reception: October 16, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
                Painting lecture with jurors: October 22, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
                Workshop with Paul DuSold: October 29 & 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm           
                Workshop with Scott Noel: November 5 & 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm        

REGISTRATION FEE
$45 for up to two works

]]>
16 August 2016, 8:41 pm 2aa1e725d9585f44acfe48a3dcc44c7c
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Artists]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, entry, entr
Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with The CyberWire, has announced a new open ‘Call for Entry’.

An extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT project, MAP is working with The CyberWire to offer “CREATING CONNECTIONS”, a commission and print replication project.  The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of The CyberWire’s 3rd Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on September 27, 2016.  Applications are due Saturday, August 27, 2016

The goal of CyberWire’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cyber security. The concept of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—may be an important point of departure for creating the commissioned work. This commission is open to submissions from women artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.
We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today.

The CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cyber security domain. In an industry overloaded with information, The CyberWire helps individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them.

The Women in Cyber Security Reception will bring together women from across the region and all different points on the career spectrum. This event will be an opportunity to meet, greet and share a common goal—empowering women to succeed in the cyber security field. Leaders from industry, academia, and government can reconnect and strengthen existing relationships while building new ones. Those just starting out in their careers have the chance to meet the technical and business professionals who are shaping the future of cyber security.

This invitation-only event will be held at the Columbus Center overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
To view the full prospectus, visit http://mdartplace.org/opportunities/maportunities

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:04 pm 240de42095b26441985699a7415c88c2
<![CDATA[Art Maryland 2016]]> Found: deadline, submit, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
Entry deadline: September 2 at 11:59PM.

The Howard County Arts Council in Ellicott City, Maryland, is seeking entries from artists for Art Maryland 2016, a biennial multi-media juried exhibit. A guest juror (TBA) will select the work for the show and award a minimum of $1,000. The exhibit will be on view from October 28 – December 9, 2016 with a reception and juror remarks on November 4 from 6-8pm.

Entry is open to all artists 18 years or older, residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, MD. Artists may submit digital images of up to three works completed in the last two years and not exhibited previously in the HCAC galleries. All work must fit through a standard doorway measuring 54” x 80” and fit appropriately in the HCAC’s two galleries, which total over 2000 square feet, with 9 ½ foot high walls, professional track lighting and hardwood floors. There is a $25 Art Maryland entry fee. The fee is waived for current Howard County Arts Council members. Entry forms are available at hocoarts.org/exhibits.php, at the Howard County Arts Council, or by calling 410-313-2787. 
 
Pam Perna
Community and Web Relations Coordinator
Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:30 am 3054abe0986bef25ccb7dcc5f6574dde
<![CDATA[Help Ellicott City artists]]> Found: opportunity, awards, award
On July 30, Ellicott City’s historic district was devastated by a flash flood. Many artists with studios and galleries in Ellicott City suffered substantial losses of artwork and studio space – severely impacting their ability to earn a living. To provide assistance, the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is establishing Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund to aid these artists on their long road to recovery. The Arts Council will extend its current exhibit, Paint It! Ellicott City 2016, which showcases artwork created during the July 2016 plein air paint-out, through September 30, with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this work donated to the fund. Several Paint It! artists have already generously agreed to donate 100% of their sales to help the relief effort.
 
The Arts Council is also accepting individual donations and is actively seeking a funding partner to match all donations to Re-create. Eligible individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations will be able to apply for emergency funding to help re-establish their capacity to live and work. Funding guidelines and applications will be available soon.
 
How can you help E.C. artists on the road to recovery?
  • Visit the Howard County Center for the Arts to see our Paint It! Ellicott City show and check out the artwork available for purchase
  • Donate to Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund on the Support the Arts page at hocoarts.org (please include Re-create: EC Artist Relief Fund in the purpose section)
  • Join HCAC on September 16th from 6 – 8pm for its Annual Meeting & Grant Awards reception
  • Attend the closing reception for Paint It! on September 30th from 6 – 9pm for a great opportunity to reconnect with local artists and arts organizations and make a contribution to Re-create.
HCAC will also invite local galleries to set up pop-up shops during the reception on September 30 to benefit the fund.
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
8 August 2016, 5:00 am e3719e24aa3a69f8ee6445c1443288ab
<![CDATA[The S&R Washington Award]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award, entre, entr
Deadline: October 15, 2016

The S&R Washington Award recognizes talented artists working in a broad range of disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, music, dance, dramatic arts, film, digital, and interdisciplinary arts.

Winners receive a cash prize of $5,000 to support their career development. 
An additional $5,000 may be awarded to a Grand Prize-winning artist of outstanding ability.

Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs. Award winners are eligible for performances or exhibitions supported by S&R Foundation.

The application period is open from now until October 15, 2016.

Winners will be announced at the end of January 2017. 

To learn more and apply online visit http://sandrfoundation.org/programs/washington-award

Contact Molly Turner at artsprogram@sandr.org with any questions.

]]>
7 August 2016, 8:45 am 5637d2530888047bbf00a4064ebb2dd5
<![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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
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

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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[Photography as Social Conscience: Impassioned Portrayals of Race in the U.S. - Selinsgrove, PA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: November 18, 2016

]]>
ccfc003296565dff407c28ab1605cfd1
<![CDATA[Perkins Center Juried Exhibition - Moorestown, NJ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards + $600 Purchase Award. Deadline: September 18, 2016

]]>
adbe1901195e13b4009863233394f96e
<![CDATA[15th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival - Indian Wells, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
15 Category Awards. Deadline: October 17, 2016

]]>
261ec1366ef7895344e04f3c5a22a5da
<![CDATA[New Orleans Art Association National Show - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5000+ in awards. Deadline: December 15, 2016

]]>
dd5ae2c58b9247055a76f0933aa701b3
<![CDATA[State of the Arts 2016 - Prairie Village, KS]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,500 in awards. Deadline: August 28, 2016

]]>
ff64d14c17c73800f26ff9cffb5a77c6
<![CDATA[INDA 12 - The 12th International Drawing Annual Book Project]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: December 31, 2016

]]>
b2fd2b0ab341ebf5c6bec8c515818010
<![CDATA[Open Call for Solo Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, award
$1,000 cash award. Deadline: September 15, 2016

]]>
c06d5f22a5959234b87fb177b7f12828
<![CDATA[Craft Hilton Head 2016 - Hilton Head Island, SC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
More than $2500 in awards. Deadline: October 15, 2016

]]>
d4a1c48200af45ac36f0a325b6451c77
<![CDATA[New American Paintings 2016 Northeast Competition - Art Publication]]> Found: deadline
40 winners will appear in the Feb/Mar 2017 edition. Deadline: August 31, 2016

]]>
af61b3201af6e097277488abf1d1acc0
<![CDATA[Beyond Printmaking 5 - Lubbock, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2016

]]>
cac1321a4c3a6b77747db226832c861a
<![CDATA[A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists,]]> Found: opportunity, residency, awarded, awards, award, entr
Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents work by three women who use the female body to explore issues of equity, power, politics, and memory in A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists, on view Saturday, September 3 through Sunday, October 16.
 
Artists Allana Clarke, Lauren Kalman, and Carolina Mayorga implement the body in desperate ways and contribute to a common narrative about body imagery—past and present. These women assert their own agency and address body politics as another construct of power, both internally and externally driven.
 
The trio was brought together by D.C.-based curator Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, who organized the exhibition as part of Target Gallery’s second annual Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition.
 
“History surrounds the viewer in this exhibition, as the past is made present and the present reflects the woes of the past,” said Bryant-Greenwell. “How far have body politics come since the height of the odalisque? What is the new role of the female body in art? These women do not offer concrete answers, but enlist the past to enflame the zeitgeist toward inclusive and critical exploration.”
 
Clarke’s eerie photography series Then and Now Seem to Shift Inside Me, and I Wonder How do you Imagine We Can Live Together in the Future sees the image of a black female body disappearing into the ocean. Her work acknowledges a failed social system, but also speak to an art-historical context that has used bodies like hers for the inclination of the male gaze, as well as male-dominated practicum.  Visitor are challenged to think and look beyond the art gallery itself, and into current events to consider the discourse around body imagery and rights for black women.
 
Kalman’s video work highlights the uncomfortable connection of body image, class, and style in relation to dominance, corruption, and identity. Her videos feature strange nude figures balancing oversized objects, affecting their movements, suggesting an unbalanced relationship between adornment and the female body. By highlighting the conflict of ornamentation and identity, she provokes the viewer to consider societal obsession with both.
 
Mayorga’s photographic series references art-historical images of the Madonna. She turns commentary of the male obsession with the restrictive moral expectations and behaviors of women toward issues of consumerism, gentrification, and class. By using her own face as the Madonna’s, she courts deeper engagement with viewers.
 
Bryant-Greenwell’s exhibition was selected as part of the 2016 Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition by Virginia Treanor, associate curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
“This exhibition provides a space for curators to present ideas to us that generate cross-cultural dialogue,” said Leslie Mounaime, Target Gallery director. “Kayleigh’s brought together work that reflects the ongoing debates and struggles to control women's bodies. We are looking forward to the opportunity to present this exhibition in Target Gallery.”
 
About the Artists
Allana Clarke is a conceptual artist working in video, sculpture, installation, and performance. She has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Madison, Maine; The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont; and the Ordinary Projects in Chicago. At Maryland Institute College of Art, Clarke was the recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture matching fellowship and the Peter W. Brooke Fellowship. She also was awarded the Vermont Studio Civil Society Fellowship. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Mount Royal School of Art at MICA and lives and works in New York and New Jersey.
 
Lauren Kalman is a visual artist based in Detroit, whose practice is invested in contemporary craft, video, photography, and performance. Her work has been on view at the Renwick Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the deCordova Museum. She has work is in private and museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Renwick Gallery, and has been featured in the publications Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Contemporary Craft as well as 40 Under 40: Craft Futures. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Ohio State University and participated in residencies at the Corporation of Yaddo, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Santa Fe Art Institute. In addition, she has received grants from Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, and ISE Cultural Foundation. She has taught courses at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit.
 
Carolina Mayorga has received awards in Colombia and the United States. Her work is represented in private and public collections including the Art Museum of the Americas and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; Andres Institute of Art in Brookline, New Hampshire; and Kronan Sculpture Park in Sweden. She participated in the Fifth Annual Sculpture Symposium of the Andres Institute, the Lulea Winter Biennial in Sweden, and the 4th International Sculpture Symposium in Sweden. Her work has been reviewed in publications in Colombia, Sweden, Spain, and the United States including in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Baltimore City Paper, Winston-Salem Journal, The Nashua Telegraph, The Union Leader, Norrländska Socialdemokraten, and Norrbottens-Kuriren.
 
About the Curator
Based in Washington, D.C., Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a curator, writer, and arts advocate. She explores the intersection of women, arts, and social change through her role as public programs coordinator with the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She has curated shows in conjunction with Project 4 gallery, VisArts, and The D.C. Arts Center in the greater Washington, D.C. region, as well as Peephole Cinema in San Francisco and CUE Art Foundation in New York. She strives to advance the careers of local artists and also developed a professional development seminar as well as residency program for local emerging artists in the Greater D.C. metro area. An arts writer, her work has been featured in The Washington Times, Examiner.com, CBS, Brightest Young Things, and Plinth, among others. Bryant-Greenwell earned her bachelor’s in art history from the University of Maryland, College Park and her master’s in museum studies from the George Washington University.

]]>
25 August 2016, 4:00 am a8877d63a3ca456b4c78a7454fb62b97
<![CDATA[Open Call for Mexican Artists]]> Found: residence, deadline
Deadline: August 26, 2016.

Méxtasis is an open call for Mexican artists to present their work in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York during Bushwick Open Studios. The project aims to present a new perspective on Mexican contemporary art, one that goes beyond cultural stereotypes and offers a new platform of visibility and cultural awareness for a country that is so present in debates surrounding politics and immigration but not enough discussed in relation to art and creativity.

The open call is open to artists of Mexican nationality regardless of their age or country of residence.

Selection announcement: August 29, 2016.
Exhibition (during Bushwick Open Studios): September 30 – October 2, 2016.

Full open call and additional information: www.mextasis.com. Please apply directly through website. For additional information please inquire to curatorial@mextasis.com.

]]>
24 August 2016, 5:43 am d1612f8b29ac76c329f411a784fe72dd
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Photogs]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: September 4, 2016


Hillyer celebrates Fotoweek DC with FORMAT, a small works show featuring photo-based art. All work must be under 10" in any one directions (inclusive of frame). This exhibition will be juried by DC-based photographer and curator, Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah.


Artist Notification: October 12th.
Exhibition Dates: November 4-December 18.
Opening Reception: November 4th, 6-9pm.
Entry Fee: $20 for members / $30 for non-members.
Awards: A Best in Show award will be given in the amount of $100.


Apply: https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/63855

]]>
24 August 2016, 4:00 am d12f7ef919763b5b2e2d8309b733e944
<![CDATA[Call for Entries: The Nude Figure]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
DeadlineSeptember 9, 2016

Apply here.
The Nude Figure will present a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience. The theme of mirroring is a metaphor for the persistence of the nude as a theme in art and our shared visual understandings of the body. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, glass and mixed media.
Jurors Paul DuSold, instructor at the Woodmere Art Museum and Fleisher Art Memorial, and Scott Noel, professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, look to assemble a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience.

AWARDS
$3,000+ in prizes
KEY DATES
Exhibition dates: October 16 - November 19, 2016
                Digital entry deadline: September 9, midnight CST ($45 fee)
                Extended digital entry deadline: September 12, midnight EST ($65 fee)
                Notification of accepted/declined work: September 19
                Artist reception: October 16, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
                Painting lecture with jurors: October 22, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
                Workshop with Paul DuSold: October 29 & 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm           
                Workshop with Scott Noel: November 5 & 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm        

REGISTRATION FEE
$45 for up to two works

]]>
16 August 2016, 8:41 pm 2aa1e725d9585f44acfe48a3dcc44c7c
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Artists]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, entry, entr
Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with The CyberWire, has announced a new open ‘Call for Entry’.

An extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT project, MAP is working with The CyberWire to offer “CREATING CONNECTIONS”, a commission and print replication project.  The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of The CyberWire’s 3rd Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on September 27, 2016.  Applications are due Saturday, August 27, 2016

The goal of CyberWire’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cyber security. The concept of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—may be an important point of departure for creating the commissioned work. This commission is open to submissions from women artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.
We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today.

The CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cyber security domain. In an industry overloaded with information, The CyberWire helps individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them.

The Women in Cyber Security Reception will bring together women from across the region and all different points on the career spectrum. This event will be an opportunity to meet, greet and share a common goal—empowering women to succeed in the cyber security field. Leaders from industry, academia, and government can reconnect and strengthen existing relationships while building new ones. Those just starting out in their careers have the chance to meet the technical and business professionals who are shaping the future of cyber security.

This invitation-only event will be held at the Columbus Center overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
To view the full prospectus, visit http://mdartplace.org/opportunities/maportunities

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:04 pm 240de42095b26441985699a7415c88c2
<![CDATA[Art Maryland 2016]]> Found: deadline, submit, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
Entry deadline: September 2 at 11:59PM.

The Howard County Arts Council in Ellicott City, Maryland, is seeking entries from artists for Art Maryland 2016, a biennial multi-media juried exhibit. A guest juror (TBA) will select the work for the show and award a minimum of $1,000. The exhibit will be on view from October 28 – December 9, 2016 with a reception and juror remarks on November 4 from 6-8pm.

Entry is open to all artists 18 years or older, residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, MD. Artists may submit digital images of up to three works completed in the last two years and not exhibited previously in the HCAC galleries. All work must fit through a standard doorway measuring 54” x 80” and fit appropriately in the HCAC’s two galleries, which total over 2000 square feet, with 9 ½ foot high walls, professional track lighting and hardwood floors. There is a $25 Art Maryland entry fee. The fee is waived for current Howard County Arts Council members. Entry forms are available at hocoarts.org/exhibits.php, at the Howard County Arts Council, or by calling 410-313-2787. 
 
Pam Perna
Community and Web Relations Coordinator
Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:30 am 3054abe0986bef25ccb7dcc5f6574dde
<![CDATA[Help Ellicott City artists]]> Found: opportunity, awards, award
On July 30, Ellicott City’s historic district was devastated by a flash flood. Many artists with studios and galleries in Ellicott City suffered substantial losses of artwork and studio space – severely impacting their ability to earn a living. To provide assistance, the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is establishing Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund to aid these artists on their long road to recovery. The Arts Council will extend its current exhibit, Paint It! Ellicott City 2016, which showcases artwork created during the July 2016 plein air paint-out, through September 30, with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this work donated to the fund. Several Paint It! artists have already generously agreed to donate 100% of their sales to help the relief effort.
 
The Arts Council is also accepting individual donations and is actively seeking a funding partner to match all donations to Re-create. Eligible individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations will be able to apply for emergency funding to help re-establish their capacity to live and work. Funding guidelines and applications will be available soon.
 
How can you help E.C. artists on the road to recovery?
  • Visit the Howard County Center for the Arts to see our Paint It! Ellicott City show and check out the artwork available for purchase
  • Donate to Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund on the Support the Arts page at hocoarts.org (please include Re-create: EC Artist Relief Fund in the purpose section)
  • Join HCAC on September 16th from 6 – 8pm for its Annual Meeting & Grant Awards reception
  • Attend the closing reception for Paint It! on September 30th from 6 – 9pm for a great opportunity to reconnect with local artists and arts organizations and make a contribution to Re-create.
HCAC will also invite local galleries to set up pop-up shops during the reception on September 30 to benefit the fund.
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
8 August 2016, 5:00 am e3719e24aa3a69f8ee6445c1443288ab
<![CDATA[The S&R Washington Award]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award, entre, entr
Deadline: October 15, 2016

The S&R Washington Award recognizes talented artists working in a broad range of disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, music, dance, dramatic arts, film, digital, and interdisciplinary arts.

Winners receive a cash prize of $5,000 to support their career development. 
An additional $5,000 may be awarded to a Grand Prize-winning artist of outstanding ability.

Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs. Award winners are eligible for performances or exhibitions supported by S&R Foundation.

The application period is open from now until October 15, 2016.

Winners will be announced at the end of January 2017. 

To learn more and apply online visit http://sandrfoundation.org/programs/washington-award

Contact Molly Turner at artsprogram@sandr.org with any questions.

]]>
7 August 2016, 8:45 am 5637d2530888047bbf00a4064ebb2dd5
<![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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
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

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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[Photography as Social Conscience: Impassioned Portrayals of Race in the U.S. - Selinsgrove, PA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: November 18, 2016

]]>
ccfc003296565dff407c28ab1605cfd1
<![CDATA[Perkins Center Juried Exhibition - Moorestown, NJ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards + $600 Purchase Award. Deadline: September 18, 2016

]]>
adbe1901195e13b4009863233394f96e
<![CDATA[15th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival - Indian Wells, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
15 Category Awards. Deadline: October 17, 2016

]]>
261ec1366ef7895344e04f3c5a22a5da
<![CDATA[New Orleans Art Association National Show - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5000+ in awards. Deadline: December 15, 2016

]]>
dd5ae2c58b9247055a76f0933aa701b3
<![CDATA[State of the Arts 2016 - Prairie Village, KS]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,500 in awards. Deadline: August 28, 2016

]]>
ff64d14c17c73800f26ff9cffb5a77c6
<![CDATA[INDA 12 - The 12th International Drawing Annual Book Project]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: December 31, 2016

]]>
b2fd2b0ab341ebf5c6bec8c515818010
<![CDATA[Open Call for Solo Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, award
$1,000 cash award. Deadline: September 15, 2016

]]>
c06d5f22a5959234b87fb177b7f12828
<![CDATA[Craft Hilton Head 2016 - Hilton Head Island, SC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
More than $2500 in awards. Deadline: October 15, 2016

]]>
d4a1c48200af45ac36f0a325b6451c77
<![CDATA[New American Paintings 2016 Northeast Competition - Art Publication]]> Found: deadline
40 winners will appear in the Feb/Mar 2017 edition. Deadline: August 31, 2016

]]>
af61b3201af6e097277488abf1d1acc0
<![CDATA[Beyond Printmaking 5 - Lubbock, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2016

]]>
cac1321a4c3a6b77747db226832c861a
<![CDATA[A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists,]]> Found: opportunity, residency, awarded, awards, award, entr
Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents work by three women who use the female body to explore issues of equity, power, politics, and memory in A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists, on view Saturday, September 3 through Sunday, October 16.
 
Artists Allana Clarke, Lauren Kalman, and Carolina Mayorga implement the body in desperate ways and contribute to a common narrative about body imagery—past and present. These women assert their own agency and address body politics as another construct of power, both internally and externally driven.
 
The trio was brought together by D.C.-based curator Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, who organized the exhibition as part of Target Gallery’s second annual Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition.
 
“History surrounds the viewer in this exhibition, as the past is made present and the present reflects the woes of the past,” said Bryant-Greenwell. “How far have body politics come since the height of the odalisque? What is the new role of the female body in art? These women do not offer concrete answers, but enlist the past to enflame the zeitgeist toward inclusive and critical exploration.”
 
Clarke’s eerie photography series Then and Now Seem to Shift Inside Me, and I Wonder How do you Imagine We Can Live Together in the Future sees the image of a black female body disappearing into the ocean. Her work acknowledges a failed social system, but also speak to an art-historical context that has used bodies like hers for the inclination of the male gaze, as well as male-dominated practicum.  Visitor are challenged to think and look beyond the art gallery itself, and into current events to consider the discourse around body imagery and rights for black women.
 
Kalman’s video work highlights the uncomfortable connection of body image, class, and style in relation to dominance, corruption, and identity. Her videos feature strange nude figures balancing oversized objects, affecting their movements, suggesting an unbalanced relationship between adornment and the female body. By highlighting the conflict of ornamentation and identity, she provokes the viewer to consider societal obsession with both.
 
Mayorga’s photographic series references art-historical images of the Madonna. She turns commentary of the male obsession with the restrictive moral expectations and behaviors of women toward issues of consumerism, gentrification, and class. By using her own face as the Madonna’s, she courts deeper engagement with viewers.
 
Bryant-Greenwell’s exhibition was selected as part of the 2016 Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition by Virginia Treanor, associate curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
“This exhibition provides a space for curators to present ideas to us that generate cross-cultural dialogue,” said Leslie Mounaime, Target Gallery director. “Kayleigh’s brought together work that reflects the ongoing debates and struggles to control women's bodies. We are looking forward to the opportunity to present this exhibition in Target Gallery.”
 
About the Artists
Allana Clarke is a conceptual artist working in video, sculpture, installation, and performance. She has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Madison, Maine; The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont; and the Ordinary Projects in Chicago. At Maryland Institute College of Art, Clarke was the recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture matching fellowship and the Peter W. Brooke Fellowship. She also was awarded the Vermont Studio Civil Society Fellowship. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Mount Royal School of Art at MICA and lives and works in New York and New Jersey.
 
Lauren Kalman is a visual artist based in Detroit, whose practice is invested in contemporary craft, video, photography, and performance. Her work has been on view at the Renwick Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the deCordova Museum. She has work is in private and museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Renwick Gallery, and has been featured in the publications Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Contemporary Craft as well as 40 Under 40: Craft Futures. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Ohio State University and participated in residencies at the Corporation of Yaddo, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Santa Fe Art Institute. In addition, she has received grants from Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, and ISE Cultural Foundation. She has taught courses at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit.
 
Carolina Mayorga has received awards in Colombia and the United States. Her work is represented in private and public collections including the Art Museum of the Americas and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; Andres Institute of Art in Brookline, New Hampshire; and Kronan Sculpture Park in Sweden. She participated in the Fifth Annual Sculpture Symposium of the Andres Institute, the Lulea Winter Biennial in Sweden, and the 4th International Sculpture Symposium in Sweden. Her work has been reviewed in publications in Colombia, Sweden, Spain, and the United States including in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Baltimore City Paper, Winston-Salem Journal, The Nashua Telegraph, The Union Leader, Norrländska Socialdemokraten, and Norrbottens-Kuriren.
 
About the Curator
Based in Washington, D.C., Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a curator, writer, and arts advocate. She explores the intersection of women, arts, and social change through her role as public programs coordinator with the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She has curated shows in conjunction with Project 4 gallery, VisArts, and The D.C. Arts Center in the greater Washington, D.C. region, as well as Peephole Cinema in San Francisco and CUE Art Foundation in New York. She strives to advance the careers of local artists and also developed a professional development seminar as well as residency program for local emerging artists in the Greater D.C. metro area. An arts writer, her work has been featured in The Washington Times, Examiner.com, CBS, Brightest Young Things, and Plinth, among others. Bryant-Greenwell earned her bachelor’s in art history from the University of Maryland, College Park and her master’s in museum studies from the George Washington University.

]]>
25 August 2016, 4:00 am a8877d63a3ca456b4c78a7454fb62b97
<![CDATA[Open Call for Mexican Artists]]> Found: residence, deadline
Deadline: August 26, 2016.

Méxtasis is an open call for Mexican artists to present their work in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York during Bushwick Open Studios. The project aims to present a new perspective on Mexican contemporary art, one that goes beyond cultural stereotypes and offers a new platform of visibility and cultural awareness for a country that is so present in debates surrounding politics and immigration but not enough discussed in relation to art and creativity.

The open call is open to artists of Mexican nationality regardless of their age or country of residence.

Selection announcement: August 29, 2016.
Exhibition (during Bushwick Open Studios): September 30 – October 2, 2016.

Full open call and additional information: www.mextasis.com. Please apply directly through website. For additional information please inquire to curatorial@mextasis.com.

]]>
24 August 2016, 5:43 am d1612f8b29ac76c329f411a784fe72dd
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Photogs]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: September 4, 2016


Hillyer celebrates Fotoweek DC with FORMAT, a small works show featuring photo-based art. All work must be under 10" in any one directions (inclusive of frame). This exhibition will be juried by DC-based photographer and curator, Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah.


Artist Notification: October 12th.
Exhibition Dates: November 4-December 18.
Opening Reception: November 4th, 6-9pm.
Entry Fee: $20 for members / $30 for non-members.
Awards: A Best in Show award will be given in the amount of $100.


Apply: https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/63855

]]>
24 August 2016, 4:00 am d12f7ef919763b5b2e2d8309b733e944
<![CDATA[Call for Entries: The Nude Figure]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
DeadlineSeptember 9, 2016

Apply here.
The Nude Figure will present a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience. The theme of mirroring is a metaphor for the persistence of the nude as a theme in art and our shared visual understandings of the body. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, glass and mixed media.
Jurors Paul DuSold, instructor at the Woodmere Art Museum and Fleisher Art Memorial, and Scott Noel, professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, look to assemble a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience.

AWARDS
$3,000+ in prizes
KEY DATES
Exhibition dates: October 16 - November 19, 2016
                Digital entry deadline: September 9, midnight CST ($45 fee)
                Extended digital entry deadline: September 12, midnight EST ($65 fee)
                Notification of accepted/declined work: September 19
                Artist reception: October 16, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
                Painting lecture with jurors: October 22, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
                Workshop with Paul DuSold: October 29 & 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm           
                Workshop with Scott Noel: November 5 & 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm        

REGISTRATION FEE
$45 for up to two works

]]>
16 August 2016, 8:41 pm 2aa1e725d9585f44acfe48a3dcc44c7c
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Artists]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, entry, entr
Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with The CyberWire, has announced a new open ‘Call for Entry’.

An extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT project, MAP is working with The CyberWire to offer “CREATING CONNECTIONS”, a commission and print replication project.  The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of The CyberWire’s 3rd Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on September 27, 2016.  Applications are due Saturday, August 27, 2016

The goal of CyberWire’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cyber security. The concept of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—may be an important point of departure for creating the commissioned work. This commission is open to submissions from women artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.
We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today.

The CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cyber security domain. In an industry overloaded with information, The CyberWire helps individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them.

The Women in Cyber Security Reception will bring together women from across the region and all different points on the career spectrum. This event will be an opportunity to meet, greet and share a common goal—empowering women to succeed in the cyber security field. Leaders from industry, academia, and government can reconnect and strengthen existing relationships while building new ones. Those just starting out in their careers have the chance to meet the technical and business professionals who are shaping the future of cyber security.

This invitation-only event will be held at the Columbus Center overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
To view the full prospectus, visit http://mdartplace.org/opportunities/maportunities

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:04 pm 240de42095b26441985699a7415c88c2
<![CDATA[Art Maryland 2016]]> Found: deadline, submit, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
Entry deadline: September 2 at 11:59PM.

The Howard County Arts Council in Ellicott City, Maryland, is seeking entries from artists for Art Maryland 2016, a biennial multi-media juried exhibit. A guest juror (TBA) will select the work for the show and award a minimum of $1,000. The exhibit will be on view from October 28 – December 9, 2016 with a reception and juror remarks on November 4 from 6-8pm.

Entry is open to all artists 18 years or older, residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, MD. Artists may submit digital images of up to three works completed in the last two years and not exhibited previously in the HCAC galleries. All work must fit through a standard doorway measuring 54” x 80” and fit appropriately in the HCAC’s two galleries, which total over 2000 square feet, with 9 ½ foot high walls, professional track lighting and hardwood floors. There is a $25 Art Maryland entry fee. The fee is waived for current Howard County Arts Council members. Entry forms are available at hocoarts.org/exhibits.php, at the Howard County Arts Council, or by calling 410-313-2787. 
 
Pam Perna
Community and Web Relations Coordinator
Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:30 am 3054abe0986bef25ccb7dcc5f6574dde
<![CDATA[Help Ellicott City artists]]> Found: opportunity, awards, award
On July 30, Ellicott City’s historic district was devastated by a flash flood. Many artists with studios and galleries in Ellicott City suffered substantial losses of artwork and studio space – severely impacting their ability to earn a living. To provide assistance, the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is establishing Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund to aid these artists on their long road to recovery. The Arts Council will extend its current exhibit, Paint It! Ellicott City 2016, which showcases artwork created during the July 2016 plein air paint-out, through September 30, with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this work donated to the fund. Several Paint It! artists have already generously agreed to donate 100% of their sales to help the relief effort.
 
The Arts Council is also accepting individual donations and is actively seeking a funding partner to match all donations to Re-create. Eligible individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations will be able to apply for emergency funding to help re-establish their capacity to live and work. Funding guidelines and applications will be available soon.
 
How can you help E.C. artists on the road to recovery?
  • Visit the Howard County Center for the Arts to see our Paint It! Ellicott City show and check out the artwork available for purchase
  • Donate to Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund on the Support the Arts page at hocoarts.org (please include Re-create: EC Artist Relief Fund in the purpose section)
  • Join HCAC on September 16th from 6 – 8pm for its Annual Meeting & Grant Awards reception
  • Attend the closing reception for Paint It! on September 30th from 6 – 9pm for a great opportunity to reconnect with local artists and arts organizations and make a contribution to Re-create.
HCAC will also invite local galleries to set up pop-up shops during the reception on September 30 to benefit the fund.
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
8 August 2016, 5:00 am e3719e24aa3a69f8ee6445c1443288ab
<![CDATA[The S&R Washington Award]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award, entre, entr
Deadline: October 15, 2016

The S&R Washington Award recognizes talented artists working in a broad range of disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, music, dance, dramatic arts, film, digital, and interdisciplinary arts.

Winners receive a cash prize of $5,000 to support their career development. 
An additional $5,000 may be awarded to a Grand Prize-winning artist of outstanding ability.

Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs. Award winners are eligible for performances or exhibitions supported by S&R Foundation.

The application period is open from now until October 15, 2016.

Winners will be announced at the end of January 2017. 

To learn more and apply online visit http://sandrfoundation.org/programs/washington-award

Contact Molly Turner at artsprogram@sandr.org with any questions.

]]>
7 August 2016, 8:45 am 5637d2530888047bbf00a4064ebb2dd5
<![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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
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

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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[Photography as Social Conscience: Impassioned Portrayals of Race in the U.S. - Selinsgrove, PA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: November 18, 2016

]]>
ccfc003296565dff407c28ab1605cfd1
<![CDATA[Perkins Center Juried Exhibition - Moorestown, NJ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards + $600 Purchase Award. Deadline: September 18, 2016

]]>
adbe1901195e13b4009863233394f96e
<![CDATA[15th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival - Indian Wells, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
15 Category Awards. Deadline: October 17, 2016

]]>
261ec1366ef7895344e04f3c5a22a5da
<![CDATA[New Orleans Art Association National Show - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5000+ in awards. Deadline: December 15, 2016

]]>
dd5ae2c58b9247055a76f0933aa701b3
<![CDATA[State of the Arts 2016 - Prairie Village, KS]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,500 in awards. Deadline: August 28, 2016

]]>
ff64d14c17c73800f26ff9cffb5a77c6
<![CDATA[INDA 12 - The 12th International Drawing Annual Book Project]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: December 31, 2016

]]>
b2fd2b0ab341ebf5c6bec8c515818010
<![CDATA[Open Call for Solo Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, award
$1,000 cash award. Deadline: September 15, 2016

]]>
c06d5f22a5959234b87fb177b7f12828
<![CDATA[Craft Hilton Head 2016 - Hilton Head Island, SC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
More than $2500 in awards. Deadline: October 15, 2016

]]>
d4a1c48200af45ac36f0a325b6451c77
<![CDATA[New American Paintings 2016 Northeast Competition - Art Publication]]> Found: deadline
40 winners will appear in the Feb/Mar 2017 edition. Deadline: August 31, 2016

]]>
af61b3201af6e097277488abf1d1acc0
<![CDATA[Beyond Printmaking 5 - Lubbock, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2016

]]>
cac1321a4c3a6b77747db226832c861a
<![CDATA[A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists,]]> Found: opportunity, residency, awarded, awards, award, entr
Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents work by three women who use the female body to explore issues of equity, power, politics, and memory in A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists, on view Saturday, September 3 through Sunday, October 16.
 
Artists Allana Clarke, Lauren Kalman, and Carolina Mayorga implement the body in desperate ways and contribute to a common narrative about body imagery—past and present. These women assert their own agency and address body politics as another construct of power, both internally and externally driven.
 
The trio was brought together by D.C.-based curator Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, who organized the exhibition as part of Target Gallery’s second annual Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition.
 
“History surrounds the viewer in this exhibition, as the past is made present and the present reflects the woes of the past,” said Bryant-Greenwell. “How far have body politics come since the height of the odalisque? What is the new role of the female body in art? These women do not offer concrete answers, but enlist the past to enflame the zeitgeist toward inclusive and critical exploration.”
 
Clarke’s eerie photography series Then and Now Seem to Shift Inside Me, and I Wonder How do you Imagine We Can Live Together in the Future sees the image of a black female body disappearing into the ocean. Her work acknowledges a failed social system, but also speak to an art-historical context that has used bodies like hers for the inclination of the male gaze, as well as male-dominated practicum.  Visitor are challenged to think and look beyond the art gallery itself, and into current events to consider the discourse around body imagery and rights for black women.
 
Kalman’s video work highlights the uncomfortable connection of body image, class, and style in relation to dominance, corruption, and identity. Her videos feature strange nude figures balancing oversized objects, affecting their movements, suggesting an unbalanced relationship between adornment and the female body. By highlighting the conflict of ornamentation and identity, she provokes the viewer to consider societal obsession with both.
 
Mayorga’s photographic series references art-historical images of the Madonna. She turns commentary of the male obsession with the restrictive moral expectations and behaviors of women toward issues of consumerism, gentrification, and class. By using her own face as the Madonna’s, she courts deeper engagement with viewers.
 
Bryant-Greenwell’s exhibition was selected as part of the 2016 Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition by Virginia Treanor, associate curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
“This exhibition provides a space for curators to present ideas to us that generate cross-cultural dialogue,” said Leslie Mounaime, Target Gallery director. “Kayleigh’s brought together work that reflects the ongoing debates and struggles to control women's bodies. We are looking forward to the opportunity to present this exhibition in Target Gallery.”
 
About the Artists
Allana Clarke is a conceptual artist working in video, sculpture, installation, and performance. She has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Madison, Maine; The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont; and the Ordinary Projects in Chicago. At Maryland Institute College of Art, Clarke was the recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture matching fellowship and the Peter W. Brooke Fellowship. She also was awarded the Vermont Studio Civil Society Fellowship. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Mount Royal School of Art at MICA and lives and works in New York and New Jersey.
 
Lauren Kalman is a visual artist based in Detroit, whose practice is invested in contemporary craft, video, photography, and performance. Her work has been on view at the Renwick Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the deCordova Museum. She has work is in private and museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Renwick Gallery, and has been featured in the publications Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Contemporary Craft as well as 40 Under 40: Craft Futures. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Ohio State University and participated in residencies at the Corporation of Yaddo, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Santa Fe Art Institute. In addition, she has received grants from Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, and ISE Cultural Foundation. She has taught courses at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit.
 
Carolina Mayorga has received awards in Colombia and the United States. Her work is represented in private and public collections including the Art Museum of the Americas and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; Andres Institute of Art in Brookline, New Hampshire; and Kronan Sculpture Park in Sweden. She participated in the Fifth Annual Sculpture Symposium of the Andres Institute, the Lulea Winter Biennial in Sweden, and the 4th International Sculpture Symposium in Sweden. Her work has been reviewed in publications in Colombia, Sweden, Spain, and the United States including in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Baltimore City Paper, Winston-Salem Journal, The Nashua Telegraph, The Union Leader, Norrländska Socialdemokraten, and Norrbottens-Kuriren.
 
About the Curator
Based in Washington, D.C., Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a curator, writer, and arts advocate. She explores the intersection of women, arts, and social change through her role as public programs coordinator with the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She has curated shows in conjunction with Project 4 gallery, VisArts, and The D.C. Arts Center in the greater Washington, D.C. region, as well as Peephole Cinema in San Francisco and CUE Art Foundation in New York. She strives to advance the careers of local artists and also developed a professional development seminar as well as residency program for local emerging artists in the Greater D.C. metro area. An arts writer, her work has been featured in The Washington Times, Examiner.com, CBS, Brightest Young Things, and Plinth, among others. Bryant-Greenwell earned her bachelor’s in art history from the University of Maryland, College Park and her master’s in museum studies from the George Washington University.

]]>
25 August 2016, 4:00 am a8877d63a3ca456b4c78a7454fb62b97
<![CDATA[Open Call for Mexican Artists]]> Found: residence, deadline
Deadline: August 26, 2016.

Méxtasis is an open call for Mexican artists to present their work in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York during Bushwick Open Studios. The project aims to present a new perspective on Mexican contemporary art, one that goes beyond cultural stereotypes and offers a new platform of visibility and cultural awareness for a country that is so present in debates surrounding politics and immigration but not enough discussed in relation to art and creativity.

The open call is open to artists of Mexican nationality regardless of their age or country of residence.

Selection announcement: August 29, 2016.
Exhibition (during Bushwick Open Studios): September 30 – October 2, 2016.

Full open call and additional information: www.mextasis.com. Please apply directly through website. For additional information please inquire to curatorial@mextasis.com.

]]>
24 August 2016, 5:43 am d1612f8b29ac76c329f411a784fe72dd
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Photogs]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: September 4, 2016


Hillyer celebrates Fotoweek DC with FORMAT, a small works show featuring photo-based art. All work must be under 10" in any one directions (inclusive of frame). This exhibition will be juried by DC-based photographer and curator, Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah.


Artist Notification: October 12th.
Exhibition Dates: November 4-December 18.
Opening Reception: November 4th, 6-9pm.
Entry Fee: $20 for members / $30 for non-members.
Awards: A Best in Show award will be given in the amount of $100.


Apply: https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/63855

]]>
24 August 2016, 4:00 am d12f7ef919763b5b2e2d8309b733e944
<![CDATA[Call for Entries: The Nude Figure]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
DeadlineSeptember 9, 2016

Apply here.
The Nude Figure will present a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience. The theme of mirroring is a metaphor for the persistence of the nude as a theme in art and our shared visual understandings of the body. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, glass and mixed media.
Jurors Paul DuSold, instructor at the Woodmere Art Museum and Fleisher Art Memorial, and Scott Noel, professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, look to assemble a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience.

AWARDS
$3,000+ in prizes
KEY DATES
Exhibition dates: October 16 - November 19, 2016
                Digital entry deadline: September 9, midnight CST ($45 fee)
                Extended digital entry deadline: September 12, midnight EST ($65 fee)
                Notification of accepted/declined work: September 19
                Artist reception: October 16, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
                Painting lecture with jurors: October 22, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
                Workshop with Paul DuSold: October 29 & 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm           
                Workshop with Scott Noel: November 5 & 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm        

REGISTRATION FEE
$45 for up to two works

]]>
16 August 2016, 8:41 pm 2aa1e725d9585f44acfe48a3dcc44c7c
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Artists]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, entry, entr
Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with The CyberWire, has announced a new open ‘Call for Entry’.

An extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT project, MAP is working with The CyberWire to offer “CREATING CONNECTIONS”, a commission and print replication project.  The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of The CyberWire’s 3rd Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on September 27, 2016.  Applications are due Saturday, August 27, 2016

The goal of CyberWire’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cyber security. The concept of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—may be an important point of departure for creating the commissioned work. This commission is open to submissions from women artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.
We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today.

The CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cyber security domain. In an industry overloaded with information, The CyberWire helps individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them.

The Women in Cyber Security Reception will bring together women from across the region and all different points on the career spectrum. This event will be an opportunity to meet, greet and share a common goal—empowering women to succeed in the cyber security field. Leaders from industry, academia, and government can reconnect and strengthen existing relationships while building new ones. Those just starting out in their careers have the chance to meet the technical and business professionals who are shaping the future of cyber security.

This invitation-only event will be held at the Columbus Center overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
To view the full prospectus, visit http://mdartplace.org/opportunities/maportunities

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:04 pm 240de42095b26441985699a7415c88c2
<![CDATA[Art Maryland 2016]]> Found: deadline, submit, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
Entry deadline: September 2 at 11:59PM.

The Howard County Arts Council in Ellicott City, Maryland, is seeking entries from artists for Art Maryland 2016, a biennial multi-media juried exhibit. A guest juror (TBA) will select the work for the show and award a minimum of $1,000. The exhibit will be on view from October 28 – December 9, 2016 with a reception and juror remarks on November 4 from 6-8pm.

Entry is open to all artists 18 years or older, residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, MD. Artists may submit digital images of up to three works completed in the last two years and not exhibited previously in the HCAC galleries. All work must fit through a standard doorway measuring 54” x 80” and fit appropriately in the HCAC’s two galleries, which total over 2000 square feet, with 9 ½ foot high walls, professional track lighting and hardwood floors. There is a $25 Art Maryland entry fee. The fee is waived for current Howard County Arts Council members. Entry forms are available at hocoarts.org/exhibits.php, at the Howard County Arts Council, or by calling 410-313-2787. 
 
Pam Perna
Community and Web Relations Coordinator
Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:30 am 3054abe0986bef25ccb7dcc5f6574dde
<![CDATA[Help Ellicott City artists]]> Found: opportunity, awards, award
On July 30, Ellicott City’s historic district was devastated by a flash flood. Many artists with studios and galleries in Ellicott City suffered substantial losses of artwork and studio space – severely impacting their ability to earn a living. To provide assistance, the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is establishing Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund to aid these artists on their long road to recovery. The Arts Council will extend its current exhibit, Paint It! Ellicott City 2016, which showcases artwork created during the July 2016 plein air paint-out, through September 30, with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this work donated to the fund. Several Paint It! artists have already generously agreed to donate 100% of their sales to help the relief effort.
 
The Arts Council is also accepting individual donations and is actively seeking a funding partner to match all donations to Re-create. Eligible individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations will be able to apply for emergency funding to help re-establish their capacity to live and work. Funding guidelines and applications will be available soon.
 
How can you help E.C. artists on the road to recovery?
  • Visit the Howard County Center for the Arts to see our Paint It! Ellicott City show and check out the artwork available for purchase
  • Donate to Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund on the Support the Arts page at hocoarts.org (please include Re-create: EC Artist Relief Fund in the purpose section)
  • Join HCAC on September 16th from 6 – 8pm for its Annual Meeting & Grant Awards reception
  • Attend the closing reception for Paint It! on September 30th from 6 – 9pm for a great opportunity to reconnect with local artists and arts organizations and make a contribution to Re-create.
HCAC will also invite local galleries to set up pop-up shops during the reception on September 30 to benefit the fund.
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
8 August 2016, 5:00 am e3719e24aa3a69f8ee6445c1443288ab
<![CDATA[The S&R Washington Award]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award, entre, entr
Deadline: October 15, 2016

The S&R Washington Award recognizes talented artists working in a broad range of disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, music, dance, dramatic arts, film, digital, and interdisciplinary arts.

Winners receive a cash prize of $5,000 to support their career development. 
An additional $5,000 may be awarded to a Grand Prize-winning artist of outstanding ability.

Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs. Award winners are eligible for performances or exhibitions supported by S&R Foundation.

The application period is open from now until October 15, 2016.

Winners will be announced at the end of January 2017. 

To learn more and apply online visit http://sandrfoundation.org/programs/washington-award

Contact Molly Turner at artsprogram@sandr.org with any questions.

]]>
7 August 2016, 8:45 am 5637d2530888047bbf00a4064ebb2dd5
<![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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
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

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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[Photography as Social Conscience: Impassioned Portrayals of Race in the U.S. - Selinsgrove, PA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: November 18, 2016

]]>
ccfc003296565dff407c28ab1605cfd1
<![CDATA[Perkins Center Juried Exhibition - Moorestown, NJ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards + $600 Purchase Award. Deadline: September 18, 2016

]]>
adbe1901195e13b4009863233394f96e
<![CDATA[15th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival - Indian Wells, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
15 Category Awards. Deadline: October 17, 2016

]]>
261ec1366ef7895344e04f3c5a22a5da
<![CDATA[New Orleans Art Association National Show - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5000+ in awards. Deadline: December 15, 2016

]]>
dd5ae2c58b9247055a76f0933aa701b3
<![CDATA[State of the Arts 2016 - Prairie Village, KS]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,500 in awards. Deadline: August 28, 2016

]]>
ff64d14c17c73800f26ff9cffb5a77c6
<![CDATA[INDA 12 - The 12th International Drawing Annual Book Project]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: December 31, 2016

]]>
b2fd2b0ab341ebf5c6bec8c515818010
<![CDATA[Open Call for Solo Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, award
$1,000 cash award. Deadline: September 15, 2016

]]>
c06d5f22a5959234b87fb177b7f12828
<![CDATA[Craft Hilton Head 2016 - Hilton Head Island, SC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
More than $2500 in awards. Deadline: October 15, 2016

]]>
d4a1c48200af45ac36f0a325b6451c77
<![CDATA[New American Paintings 2016 Northeast Competition - Art Publication]]> Found: deadline
40 winners will appear in the Feb/Mar 2017 edition. Deadline: August 31, 2016

]]>
af61b3201af6e097277488abf1d1acc0
<![CDATA[Beyond Printmaking 5 - Lubbock, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2016

]]>
cac1321a4c3a6b77747db226832c861a
<![CDATA[A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists,]]> Found: opportunity, residency, awarded, awards, award, entr
Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents work by three women who use the female body to explore issues of equity, power, politics, and memory in A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists, on view Saturday, September 3 through Sunday, October 16.
 
Artists Allana Clarke, Lauren Kalman, and Carolina Mayorga implement the body in desperate ways and contribute to a common narrative about body imagery—past and present. These women assert their own agency and address body politics as another construct of power, both internally and externally driven.
 
The trio was brought together by D.C.-based curator Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, who organized the exhibition as part of Target Gallery’s second annual Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition.
 
“History surrounds the viewer in this exhibition, as the past is made present and the present reflects the woes of the past,” said Bryant-Greenwell. “How far have body politics come since the height of the odalisque? What is the new role of the female body in art? These women do not offer concrete answers, but enlist the past to enflame the zeitgeist toward inclusive and critical exploration.”
 
Clarke’s eerie photography series Then and Now Seem to Shift Inside Me, and I Wonder How do you Imagine We Can Live Together in the Future sees the image of a black female body disappearing into the ocean. Her work acknowledges a failed social system, but also speak to an art-historical context that has used bodies like hers for the inclination of the male gaze, as well as male-dominated practicum.  Visitor are challenged to think and look beyond the art gallery itself, and into current events to consider the discourse around body imagery and rights for black women.
 
Kalman’s video work highlights the uncomfortable connection of body image, class, and style in relation to dominance, corruption, and identity. Her videos feature strange nude figures balancing oversized objects, affecting their movements, suggesting an unbalanced relationship between adornment and the female body. By highlighting the conflict of ornamentation and identity, she provokes the viewer to consider societal obsession with both.
 
Mayorga’s photographic series references art-historical images of the Madonna. She turns commentary of the male obsession with the restrictive moral expectations and behaviors of women toward issues of consumerism, gentrification, and class. By using her own face as the Madonna’s, she courts deeper engagement with viewers.
 
Bryant-Greenwell’s exhibition was selected as part of the 2016 Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition by Virginia Treanor, associate curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
“This exhibition provides a space for curators to present ideas to us that generate cross-cultural dialogue,” said Leslie Mounaime, Target Gallery director. “Kayleigh’s brought together work that reflects the ongoing debates and struggles to control women's bodies. We are looking forward to the opportunity to present this exhibition in Target Gallery.”
 
About the Artists
Allana Clarke is a conceptual artist working in video, sculpture, installation, and performance. She has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Madison, Maine; The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont; and the Ordinary Projects in Chicago. At Maryland Institute College of Art, Clarke was the recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture matching fellowship and the Peter W. Brooke Fellowship. She also was awarded the Vermont Studio Civil Society Fellowship. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Mount Royal School of Art at MICA and lives and works in New York and New Jersey.
 
Lauren Kalman is a visual artist based in Detroit, whose practice is invested in contemporary craft, video, photography, and performance. Her work has been on view at the Renwick Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the deCordova Museum. She has work is in private and museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Renwick Gallery, and has been featured in the publications Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Contemporary Craft as well as 40 Under 40: Craft Futures. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Ohio State University and participated in residencies at the Corporation of Yaddo, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Santa Fe Art Institute. In addition, she has received grants from Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, and ISE Cultural Foundation. She has taught courses at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit.
 
Carolina Mayorga has received awards in Colombia and the United States. Her work is represented in private and public collections including the Art Museum of the Americas and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; Andres Institute of Art in Brookline, New Hampshire; and Kronan Sculpture Park in Sweden. She participated in the Fifth Annual Sculpture Symposium of the Andres Institute, the Lulea Winter Biennial in Sweden, and the 4th International Sculpture Symposium in Sweden. Her work has been reviewed in publications in Colombia, Sweden, Spain, and the United States including in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Baltimore City Paper, Winston-Salem Journal, The Nashua Telegraph, The Union Leader, Norrländska Socialdemokraten, and Norrbottens-Kuriren.
 
About the Curator
Based in Washington, D.C., Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a curator, writer, and arts advocate. She explores the intersection of women, arts, and social change through her role as public programs coordinator with the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She has curated shows in conjunction with Project 4 gallery, VisArts, and The D.C. Arts Center in the greater Washington, D.C. region, as well as Peephole Cinema in San Francisco and CUE Art Foundation in New York. She strives to advance the careers of local artists and also developed a professional development seminar as well as residency program for local emerging artists in the Greater D.C. metro area. An arts writer, her work has been featured in The Washington Times, Examiner.com, CBS, Brightest Young Things, and Plinth, among others. Bryant-Greenwell earned her bachelor’s in art history from the University of Maryland, College Park and her master’s in museum studies from the George Washington University.

]]>
25 August 2016, 4:00 am a8877d63a3ca456b4c78a7454fb62b97
<![CDATA[Open Call for Mexican Artists]]> Found: residence, deadline
Deadline: August 26, 2016.

Méxtasis is an open call for Mexican artists to present their work in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York during Bushwick Open Studios. The project aims to present a new perspective on Mexican contemporary art, one that goes beyond cultural stereotypes and offers a new platform of visibility and cultural awareness for a country that is so present in debates surrounding politics and immigration but not enough discussed in relation to art and creativity.

The open call is open to artists of Mexican nationality regardless of their age or country of residence.

Selection announcement: August 29, 2016.
Exhibition (during Bushwick Open Studios): September 30 – October 2, 2016.

Full open call and additional information: www.mextasis.com. Please apply directly through website. For additional information please inquire to curatorial@mextasis.com.

]]>
24 August 2016, 5:43 am d1612f8b29ac76c329f411a784fe72dd
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Photogs]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: September 4, 2016


Hillyer celebrates Fotoweek DC with FORMAT, a small works show featuring photo-based art. All work must be under 10" in any one directions (inclusive of frame). This exhibition will be juried by DC-based photographer and curator, Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah.


Artist Notification: October 12th.
Exhibition Dates: November 4-December 18.
Opening Reception: November 4th, 6-9pm.
Entry Fee: $20 for members / $30 for non-members.
Awards: A Best in Show award will be given in the amount of $100.


Apply: https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/63855

]]>
24 August 2016, 4:00 am d12f7ef919763b5b2e2d8309b733e944
<![CDATA[Call for Entries: The Nude Figure]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
DeadlineSeptember 9, 2016

Apply here.
The Nude Figure will present a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience. The theme of mirroring is a metaphor for the persistence of the nude as a theme in art and our shared visual understandings of the body. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, glass and mixed media.
Jurors Paul DuSold, instructor at the Woodmere Art Museum and Fleisher Art Memorial, and Scott Noel, professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, look to assemble a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience.

AWARDS
$3,000+ in prizes
KEY DATES
Exhibition dates: October 16 - November 19, 2016
                Digital entry deadline: September 9, midnight CST ($45 fee)
                Extended digital entry deadline: September 12, midnight EST ($65 fee)
                Notification of accepted/declined work: September 19
                Artist reception: October 16, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
                Painting lecture with jurors: October 22, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
                Workshop with Paul DuSold: October 29 & 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm           
                Workshop with Scott Noel: November 5 & 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm        

REGISTRATION FEE
$45 for up to two works

]]>
16 August 2016, 8:41 pm 2aa1e725d9585f44acfe48a3dcc44c7c
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Artists]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, entry, entr
Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with The CyberWire, has announced a new open ‘Call for Entry’.

An extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT project, MAP is working with The CyberWire to offer “CREATING CONNECTIONS”, a commission and print replication project.  The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of The CyberWire’s 3rd Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on September 27, 2016.  Applications are due Saturday, August 27, 2016

The goal of CyberWire’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cyber security. The concept of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—may be an important point of departure for creating the commissioned work. This commission is open to submissions from women artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.
We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today.

The CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cyber security domain. In an industry overloaded with information, The CyberWire helps individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them.

The Women in Cyber Security Reception will bring together women from across the region and all different points on the career spectrum. This event will be an opportunity to meet, greet and share a common goal—empowering women to succeed in the cyber security field. Leaders from industry, academia, and government can reconnect and strengthen existing relationships while building new ones. Those just starting out in their careers have the chance to meet the technical and business professionals who are shaping the future of cyber security.

This invitation-only event will be held at the Columbus Center overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
To view the full prospectus, visit http://mdartplace.org/opportunities/maportunities

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:04 pm 240de42095b26441985699a7415c88c2
<![CDATA[Art Maryland 2016]]> Found: deadline, submit, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
Entry deadline: September 2 at 11:59PM.

The Howard County Arts Council in Ellicott City, Maryland, is seeking entries from artists for Art Maryland 2016, a biennial multi-media juried exhibit. A guest juror (TBA) will select the work for the show and award a minimum of $1,000. The exhibit will be on view from October 28 – December 9, 2016 with a reception and juror remarks on November 4 from 6-8pm.

Entry is open to all artists 18 years or older, residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, MD. Artists may submit digital images of up to three works completed in the last two years and not exhibited previously in the HCAC galleries. All work must fit through a standard doorway measuring 54” x 80” and fit appropriately in the HCAC’s two galleries, which total over 2000 square feet, with 9 ½ foot high walls, professional track lighting and hardwood floors. There is a $25 Art Maryland entry fee. The fee is waived for current Howard County Arts Council members. Entry forms are available at hocoarts.org/exhibits.php, at the Howard County Arts Council, or by calling 410-313-2787. 
 
Pam Perna
Community and Web Relations Coordinator
Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:30 am 3054abe0986bef25ccb7dcc5f6574dde
<![CDATA[Help Ellicott City artists]]> Found: opportunity, awards, award
On July 30, Ellicott City’s historic district was devastated by a flash flood. Many artists with studios and galleries in Ellicott City suffered substantial losses of artwork and studio space – severely impacting their ability to earn a living. To provide assistance, the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is establishing Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund to aid these artists on their long road to recovery. The Arts Council will extend its current exhibit, Paint It! Ellicott City 2016, which showcases artwork created during the July 2016 plein air paint-out, through September 30, with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this work donated to the fund. Several Paint It! artists have already generously agreed to donate 100% of their sales to help the relief effort.
 
The Arts Council is also accepting individual donations and is actively seeking a funding partner to match all donations to Re-create. Eligible individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations will be able to apply for emergency funding to help re-establish their capacity to live and work. Funding guidelines and applications will be available soon.
 
How can you help E.C. artists on the road to recovery?
  • Visit the Howard County Center for the Arts to see our Paint It! Ellicott City show and check out the artwork available for purchase
  • Donate to Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund on the Support the Arts page at hocoarts.org (please include Re-create: EC Artist Relief Fund in the purpose section)
  • Join HCAC on September 16th from 6 – 8pm for its Annual Meeting & Grant Awards reception
  • Attend the closing reception for Paint It! on September 30th from 6 – 9pm for a great opportunity to reconnect with local artists and arts organizations and make a contribution to Re-create.
HCAC will also invite local galleries to set up pop-up shops during the reception on September 30 to benefit the fund.
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
8 August 2016, 5:00 am e3719e24aa3a69f8ee6445c1443288ab
<![CDATA[The S&R Washington Award]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award, entre, entr
Deadline: October 15, 2016

The S&R Washington Award recognizes talented artists working in a broad range of disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, music, dance, dramatic arts, film, digital, and interdisciplinary arts.

Winners receive a cash prize of $5,000 to support their career development. 
An additional $5,000 may be awarded to a Grand Prize-winning artist of outstanding ability.

Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs. Award winners are eligible for performances or exhibitions supported by S&R Foundation.

The application period is open from now until October 15, 2016.

Winners will be announced at the end of January 2017. 

To learn more and apply online visit http://sandrfoundation.org/programs/washington-award

Contact Molly Turner at artsprogram@sandr.org with any questions.

]]>
7 August 2016, 8:45 am 5637d2530888047bbf00a4064ebb2dd5
<![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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
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

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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[Photography as Social Conscience: Impassioned Portrayals of Race in the U.S. - Selinsgrove, PA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: November 18, 2016

]]>
ccfc003296565dff407c28ab1605cfd1
<![CDATA[Perkins Center Juried Exhibition - Moorestown, NJ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards + $600 Purchase Award. Deadline: September 18, 2016

]]>
adbe1901195e13b4009863233394f96e
<![CDATA[15th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival - Indian Wells, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
15 Category Awards. Deadline: October 17, 2016

]]>
261ec1366ef7895344e04f3c5a22a5da
<![CDATA[New Orleans Art Association National Show - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5000+ in awards. Deadline: December 15, 2016

]]>
dd5ae2c58b9247055a76f0933aa701b3
<![CDATA[State of the Arts 2016 - Prairie Village, KS]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,500 in awards. Deadline: August 28, 2016

]]>
ff64d14c17c73800f26ff9cffb5a77c6
<![CDATA[INDA 12 - The 12th International Drawing Annual Book Project]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: December 31, 2016

]]>
b2fd2b0ab341ebf5c6bec8c515818010
<![CDATA[Open Call for Solo Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, award
$1,000 cash award. Deadline: September 15, 2016

]]>
c06d5f22a5959234b87fb177b7f12828
<![CDATA[Craft Hilton Head 2016 - Hilton Head Island, SC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
More than $2500 in awards. Deadline: October 15, 2016

]]>
d4a1c48200af45ac36f0a325b6451c77
<![CDATA[New American Paintings 2016 Northeast Competition - Art Publication]]> Found: deadline
40 winners will appear in the Feb/Mar 2017 edition. Deadline: August 31, 2016

]]>
af61b3201af6e097277488abf1d1acc0
<![CDATA[Beyond Printmaking 5 - Lubbock, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2016

]]>
cac1321a4c3a6b77747db226832c861a
<![CDATA[A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists,]]> Found: opportunity, residency, awarded, awards, award, entr
Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents work by three women who use the female body to explore issues of equity, power, politics, and memory in A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists, on view Saturday, September 3 through Sunday, October 16.
 
Artists Allana Clarke, Lauren Kalman, and Carolina Mayorga implement the body in desperate ways and contribute to a common narrative about body imagery—past and present. These women assert their own agency and address body politics as another construct of power, both internally and externally driven.
 
The trio was brought together by D.C.-based curator Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, who organized the exhibition as part of Target Gallery’s second annual Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition.
 
“History surrounds the viewer in this exhibition, as the past is made present and the present reflects the woes of the past,” said Bryant-Greenwell. “How far have body politics come since the height of the odalisque? What is the new role of the female body in art? These women do not offer concrete answers, but enlist the past to enflame the zeitgeist toward inclusive and critical exploration.”
 
Clarke’s eerie photography series Then and Now Seem to Shift Inside Me, and I Wonder How do you Imagine We Can Live Together in the Future sees the image of a black female body disappearing into the ocean. Her work acknowledges a failed social system, but also speak to an art-historical context that has used bodies like hers for the inclination of the male gaze, as well as male-dominated practicum.  Visitor are challenged to think and look beyond the art gallery itself, and into current events to consider the discourse around body imagery and rights for black women.
 
Kalman’s video work highlights the uncomfortable connection of body image, class, and style in relation to dominance, corruption, and identity. Her videos feature strange nude figures balancing oversized objects, affecting their movements, suggesting an unbalanced relationship between adornment and the female body. By highlighting the conflict of ornamentation and identity, she provokes the viewer to consider societal obsession with both.
 
Mayorga’s photographic series references art-historical images of the Madonna. She turns commentary of the male obsession with the restrictive moral expectations and behaviors of women toward issues of consumerism, gentrification, and class. By using her own face as the Madonna’s, she courts deeper engagement with viewers.
 
Bryant-Greenwell’s exhibition was selected as part of the 2016 Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition by Virginia Treanor, associate curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
“This exhibition provides a space for curators to present ideas to us that generate cross-cultural dialogue,” said Leslie Mounaime, Target Gallery director. “Kayleigh’s brought together work that reflects the ongoing debates and struggles to control women's bodies. We are looking forward to the opportunity to present this exhibition in Target Gallery.”
 
About the Artists
Allana Clarke is a conceptual artist working in video, sculpture, installation, and performance. She has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Madison, Maine; The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont; and the Ordinary Projects in Chicago. At Maryland Institute College of Art, Clarke was the recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture matching fellowship and the Peter W. Brooke Fellowship. She also was awarded the Vermont Studio Civil Society Fellowship. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Mount Royal School of Art at MICA and lives and works in New York and New Jersey.
 
Lauren Kalman is a visual artist based in Detroit, whose practice is invested in contemporary craft, video, photography, and performance. Her work has been on view at the Renwick Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the deCordova Museum. She has work is in private and museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Renwick Gallery, and has been featured in the publications Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Contemporary Craft as well as 40 Under 40: Craft Futures. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Ohio State University and participated in residencies at the Corporation of Yaddo, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Santa Fe Art Institute. In addition, she has received grants from Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, and ISE Cultural Foundation. She has taught courses at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit.
 
Carolina Mayorga has received awards in Colombia and the United States. Her work is represented in private and public collections including the Art Museum of the Americas and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; Andres Institute of Art in Brookline, New Hampshire; and Kronan Sculpture Park in Sweden. She participated in the Fifth Annual Sculpture Symposium of the Andres Institute, the Lulea Winter Biennial in Sweden, and the 4th International Sculpture Symposium in Sweden. Her work has been reviewed in publications in Colombia, Sweden, Spain, and the United States including in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Baltimore City Paper, Winston-Salem Journal, The Nashua Telegraph, The Union Leader, Norrländska Socialdemokraten, and Norrbottens-Kuriren.
 
About the Curator
Based in Washington, D.C., Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a curator, writer, and arts advocate. She explores the intersection of women, arts, and social change through her role as public programs coordinator with the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She has curated shows in conjunction with Project 4 gallery, VisArts, and The D.C. Arts Center in the greater Washington, D.C. region, as well as Peephole Cinema in San Francisco and CUE Art Foundation in New York. She strives to advance the careers of local artists and also developed a professional development seminar as well as residency program for local emerging artists in the Greater D.C. metro area. An arts writer, her work has been featured in The Washington Times, Examiner.com, CBS, Brightest Young Things, and Plinth, among others. Bryant-Greenwell earned her bachelor’s in art history from the University of Maryland, College Park and her master’s in museum studies from the George Washington University.

]]>
25 August 2016, 4:00 am a8877d63a3ca456b4c78a7454fb62b97
<![CDATA[Open Call for Mexican Artists]]> Found: residence, deadline
Deadline: August 26, 2016.

Méxtasis is an open call for Mexican artists to present their work in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York during Bushwick Open Studios. The project aims to present a new perspective on Mexican contemporary art, one that goes beyond cultural stereotypes and offers a new platform of visibility and cultural awareness for a country that is so present in debates surrounding politics and immigration but not enough discussed in relation to art and creativity.

The open call is open to artists of Mexican nationality regardless of their age or country of residence.

Selection announcement: August 29, 2016.
Exhibition (during Bushwick Open Studios): September 30 – October 2, 2016.

Full open call and additional information: www.mextasis.com. Please apply directly through website. For additional information please inquire to curatorial@mextasis.com.

]]>
24 August 2016, 5:43 am d1612f8b29ac76c329f411a784fe72dd
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Photogs]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: September 4, 2016


Hillyer celebrates Fotoweek DC with FORMAT, a small works show featuring photo-based art. All work must be under 10" in any one directions (inclusive of frame). This exhibition will be juried by DC-based photographer and curator, Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah.


Artist Notification: October 12th.
Exhibition Dates: November 4-December 18.
Opening Reception: November 4th, 6-9pm.
Entry Fee: $20 for members / $30 for non-members.
Awards: A Best in Show award will be given in the amount of $100.


Apply: https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/63855

]]>
24 August 2016, 4:00 am d12f7ef919763b5b2e2d8309b733e944
<![CDATA[Call for Entries: The Nude Figure]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
DeadlineSeptember 9, 2016

Apply here.
The Nude Figure will present a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience. The theme of mirroring is a metaphor for the persistence of the nude as a theme in art and our shared visual understandings of the body. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, glass and mixed media.
Jurors Paul DuSold, instructor at the Woodmere Art Museum and Fleisher Art Memorial, and Scott Noel, professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, look to assemble a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience.

AWARDS
$3,000+ in prizes
KEY DATES
Exhibition dates: October 16 - November 19, 2016
                Digital entry deadline: September 9, midnight CST ($45 fee)
                Extended digital entry deadline: September 12, midnight EST ($65 fee)
                Notification of accepted/declined work: September 19
                Artist reception: October 16, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
                Painting lecture with jurors: October 22, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
                Workshop with Paul DuSold: October 29 & 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm           
                Workshop with Scott Noel: November 5 & 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm        

REGISTRATION FEE
$45 for up to two works

]]>
16 August 2016, 8:41 pm 2aa1e725d9585f44acfe48a3dcc44c7c
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Artists]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, entry, entr
Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with The CyberWire, has announced a new open ‘Call for Entry’.

An extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT project, MAP is working with The CyberWire to offer “CREATING CONNECTIONS”, a commission and print replication project.  The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of The CyberWire’s 3rd Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on September 27, 2016.  Applications are due Saturday, August 27, 2016

The goal of CyberWire’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cyber security. The concept of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—may be an important point of departure for creating the commissioned work. This commission is open to submissions from women artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.
We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today.

The CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cyber security domain. In an industry overloaded with information, The CyberWire helps individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them.

The Women in Cyber Security Reception will bring together women from across the region and all different points on the career spectrum. This event will be an opportunity to meet, greet and share a common goal—empowering women to succeed in the cyber security field. Leaders from industry, academia, and government can reconnect and strengthen existing relationships while building new ones. Those just starting out in their careers have the chance to meet the technical and business professionals who are shaping the future of cyber security.

This invitation-only event will be held at the Columbus Center overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
To view the full prospectus, visit http://mdartplace.org/opportunities/maportunities

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:04 pm 240de42095b26441985699a7415c88c2
<![CDATA[Art Maryland 2016]]> Found: deadline, submit, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
Entry deadline: September 2 at 11:59PM.

The Howard County Arts Council in Ellicott City, Maryland, is seeking entries from artists for Art Maryland 2016, a biennial multi-media juried exhibit. A guest juror (TBA) will select the work for the show and award a minimum of $1,000. The exhibit will be on view from October 28 – December 9, 2016 with a reception and juror remarks on November 4 from 6-8pm.

Entry is open to all artists 18 years or older, residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, MD. Artists may submit digital images of up to three works completed in the last two years and not exhibited previously in the HCAC galleries. All work must fit through a standard doorway measuring 54” x 80” and fit appropriately in the HCAC’s two galleries, which total over 2000 square feet, with 9 ½ foot high walls, professional track lighting and hardwood floors. There is a $25 Art Maryland entry fee. The fee is waived for current Howard County Arts Council members. Entry forms are available at hocoarts.org/exhibits.php, at the Howard County Arts Council, or by calling 410-313-2787. 
 
Pam Perna
Community and Web Relations Coordinator
Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:30 am 3054abe0986bef25ccb7dcc5f6574dde
<![CDATA[Help Ellicott City artists]]> Found: opportunity, awards, award
On July 30, Ellicott City’s historic district was devastated by a flash flood. Many artists with studios and galleries in Ellicott City suffered substantial losses of artwork and studio space – severely impacting their ability to earn a living. To provide assistance, the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is establishing Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund to aid these artists on their long road to recovery. The Arts Council will extend its current exhibit, Paint It! Ellicott City 2016, which showcases artwork created during the July 2016 plein air paint-out, through September 30, with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this work donated to the fund. Several Paint It! artists have already generously agreed to donate 100% of their sales to help the relief effort.
 
The Arts Council is also accepting individual donations and is actively seeking a funding partner to match all donations to Re-create. Eligible individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations will be able to apply for emergency funding to help re-establish their capacity to live and work. Funding guidelines and applications will be available soon.
 
How can you help E.C. artists on the road to recovery?
  • Visit the Howard County Center for the Arts to see our Paint It! Ellicott City show and check out the artwork available for purchase
  • Donate to Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund on the Support the Arts page at hocoarts.org (please include Re-create: EC Artist Relief Fund in the purpose section)
  • Join HCAC on September 16th from 6 – 8pm for its Annual Meeting & Grant Awards reception
  • Attend the closing reception for Paint It! on September 30th from 6 – 9pm for a great opportunity to reconnect with local artists and arts organizations and make a contribution to Re-create.
HCAC will also invite local galleries to set up pop-up shops during the reception on September 30 to benefit the fund.
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
8 August 2016, 5:00 am e3719e24aa3a69f8ee6445c1443288ab
<![CDATA[The S&R Washington Award]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award, entre, entr
Deadline: October 15, 2016

The S&R Washington Award recognizes talented artists working in a broad range of disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, music, dance, dramatic arts, film, digital, and interdisciplinary arts.

Winners receive a cash prize of $5,000 to support their career development. 
An additional $5,000 may be awarded to a Grand Prize-winning artist of outstanding ability.

Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs. Award winners are eligible for performances or exhibitions supported by S&R Foundation.

The application period is open from now until October 15, 2016.

Winners will be announced at the end of January 2017. 

To learn more and apply online visit http://sandrfoundation.org/programs/washington-award

Contact Molly Turner at artsprogram@sandr.org with any questions.

]]>
7 August 2016, 8:45 am 5637d2530888047bbf00a4064ebb2dd5
<![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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
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

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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[Photography as Social Conscience: Impassioned Portrayals of Race in the U.S. - Selinsgrove, PA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: November 18, 2016

]]>
ccfc003296565dff407c28ab1605cfd1
<![CDATA[Perkins Center Juried Exhibition - Moorestown, NJ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards + $600 Purchase Award. Deadline: September 18, 2016

]]>
adbe1901195e13b4009863233394f96e
<![CDATA[15th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival - Indian Wells, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
15 Category Awards. Deadline: October 17, 2016

]]>
261ec1366ef7895344e04f3c5a22a5da
<![CDATA[New Orleans Art Association National Show - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5000+ in awards. Deadline: December 15, 2016

]]>
dd5ae2c58b9247055a76f0933aa701b3
<![CDATA[State of the Arts 2016 - Prairie Village, KS]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,500 in awards. Deadline: August 28, 2016

]]>
ff64d14c17c73800f26ff9cffb5a77c6
<![CDATA[INDA 12 - The 12th International Drawing Annual Book Project]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: December 31, 2016

]]>
b2fd2b0ab341ebf5c6bec8c515818010
<![CDATA[Open Call for Solo Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, award
$1,000 cash award. Deadline: September 15, 2016

]]>
c06d5f22a5959234b87fb177b7f12828
<![CDATA[Craft Hilton Head 2016 - Hilton Head Island, SC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
More than $2500 in awards. Deadline: October 15, 2016

]]>
d4a1c48200af45ac36f0a325b6451c77
<![CDATA[New American Paintings 2016 Northeast Competition - Art Publication]]> Found: deadline
40 winners will appear in the Feb/Mar 2017 edition. Deadline: August 31, 2016

]]>
af61b3201af6e097277488abf1d1acc0
<![CDATA[Beyond Printmaking 5 - Lubbock, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2016

]]>
cac1321a4c3a6b77747db226832c861a
<![CDATA[A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists,]]> Found: opportunity, residency, awarded, awards, award, entr
Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents work by three women who use the female body to explore issues of equity, power, politics, and memory in A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists, on view Saturday, September 3 through Sunday, October 16.
 
Artists Allana Clarke, Lauren Kalman, and Carolina Mayorga implement the body in desperate ways and contribute to a common narrative about body imagery—past and present. These women assert their own agency and address body politics as another construct of power, both internally and externally driven.
 
The trio was brought together by D.C.-based curator Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, who organized the exhibition as part of Target Gallery’s second annual Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition.
 
“History surrounds the viewer in this exhibition, as the past is made present and the present reflects the woes of the past,” said Bryant-Greenwell. “How far have body politics come since the height of the odalisque? What is the new role of the female body in art? These women do not offer concrete answers, but enlist the past to enflame the zeitgeist toward inclusive and critical exploration.”
 
Clarke’s eerie photography series Then and Now Seem to Shift Inside Me, and I Wonder How do you Imagine We Can Live Together in the Future sees the image of a black female body disappearing into the ocean. Her work acknowledges a failed social system, but also speak to an art-historical context that has used bodies like hers for the inclination of the male gaze, as well as male-dominated practicum.  Visitor are challenged to think and look beyond the art gallery itself, and into current events to consider the discourse around body imagery and rights for black women.
 
Kalman’s video work highlights the uncomfortable connection of body image, class, and style in relation to dominance, corruption, and identity. Her videos feature strange nude figures balancing oversized objects, affecting their movements, suggesting an unbalanced relationship between adornment and the female body. By highlighting the conflict of ornamentation and identity, she provokes the viewer to consider societal obsession with both.
 
Mayorga’s photographic series references art-historical images of the Madonna. She turns commentary of the male obsession with the restrictive moral expectations and behaviors of women toward issues of consumerism, gentrification, and class. By using her own face as the Madonna’s, she courts deeper engagement with viewers.
 
Bryant-Greenwell’s exhibition was selected as part of the 2016 Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition by Virginia Treanor, associate curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
“This exhibition provides a space for curators to present ideas to us that generate cross-cultural dialogue,” said Leslie Mounaime, Target Gallery director. “Kayleigh’s brought together work that reflects the ongoing debates and struggles to control women's bodies. We are looking forward to the opportunity to present this exhibition in Target Gallery.”
 
About the Artists
Allana Clarke is a conceptual artist working in video, sculpture, installation, and performance. She has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Madison, Maine; The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont; and the Ordinary Projects in Chicago. At Maryland Institute College of Art, Clarke was the recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture matching fellowship and the Peter W. Brooke Fellowship. She also was awarded the Vermont Studio Civil Society Fellowship. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Mount Royal School of Art at MICA and lives and works in New York and New Jersey.
 
Lauren Kalman is a visual artist based in Detroit, whose practice is invested in contemporary craft, video, photography, and performance. Her work has been on view at the Renwick Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the deCordova Museum. She has work is in private and museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Renwick Gallery, and has been featured in the publications Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Contemporary Craft as well as 40 Under 40: Craft Futures. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Ohio State University and participated in residencies at the Corporation of Yaddo, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Santa Fe Art Institute. In addition, she has received grants from Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, and ISE Cultural Foundation. She has taught courses at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit.
 
Carolina Mayorga has received awards in Colombia and the United States. Her work is represented in private and public collections including the Art Museum of the Americas and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; Andres Institute of Art in Brookline, New Hampshire; and Kronan Sculpture Park in Sweden. She participated in the Fifth Annual Sculpture Symposium of the Andres Institute, the Lulea Winter Biennial in Sweden, and the 4th International Sculpture Symposium in Sweden. Her work has been reviewed in publications in Colombia, Sweden, Spain, and the United States including in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Baltimore City Paper, Winston-Salem Journal, The Nashua Telegraph, The Union Leader, Norrländska Socialdemokraten, and Norrbottens-Kuriren.
 
About the Curator
Based in Washington, D.C., Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a curator, writer, and arts advocate. She explores the intersection of women, arts, and social change through her role as public programs coordinator with the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She has curated shows in conjunction with Project 4 gallery, VisArts, and The D.C. Arts Center in the greater Washington, D.C. region, as well as Peephole Cinema in San Francisco and CUE Art Foundation in New York. She strives to advance the careers of local artists and also developed a professional development seminar as well as residency program for local emerging artists in the Greater D.C. metro area. An arts writer, her work has been featured in The Washington Times, Examiner.com, CBS, Brightest Young Things, and Plinth, among others. Bryant-Greenwell earned her bachelor’s in art history from the University of Maryland, College Park and her master’s in museum studies from the George Washington University.

]]>
25 August 2016, 4:00 am a8877d63a3ca456b4c78a7454fb62b97
<![CDATA[Open Call for Mexican Artists]]> Found: residence, deadline
Deadline: August 26, 2016.

Méxtasis is an open call for Mexican artists to present their work in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York during Bushwick Open Studios. The project aims to present a new perspective on Mexican contemporary art, one that goes beyond cultural stereotypes and offers a new platform of visibility and cultural awareness for a country that is so present in debates surrounding politics and immigration but not enough discussed in relation to art and creativity.

The open call is open to artists of Mexican nationality regardless of their age or country of residence.

Selection announcement: August 29, 2016.
Exhibition (during Bushwick Open Studios): September 30 – October 2, 2016.

Full open call and additional information: www.mextasis.com. Please apply directly through website. For additional information please inquire to curatorial@mextasis.com.

]]>
24 August 2016, 5:43 am d1612f8b29ac76c329f411a784fe72dd
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Photogs]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: September 4, 2016


Hillyer celebrates Fotoweek DC with FORMAT, a small works show featuring photo-based art. All work must be under 10" in any one directions (inclusive of frame). This exhibition will be juried by DC-based photographer and curator, Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah.


Artist Notification: October 12th.
Exhibition Dates: November 4-December 18.
Opening Reception: November 4th, 6-9pm.
Entry Fee: $20 for members / $30 for non-members.
Awards: A Best in Show award will be given in the amount of $100.


Apply: https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/63855

]]>
24 August 2016, 4:00 am d12f7ef919763b5b2e2d8309b733e944
<![CDATA[Call for Entries: The Nude Figure]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
DeadlineSeptember 9, 2016

Apply here.
The Nude Figure will present a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience. The theme of mirroring is a metaphor for the persistence of the nude as a theme in art and our shared visual understandings of the body. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, glass and mixed media.
Jurors Paul DuSold, instructor at the Woodmere Art Museum and Fleisher Art Memorial, and Scott Noel, professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, look to assemble a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience.

AWARDS
$3,000+ in prizes
KEY DATES
Exhibition dates: October 16 - November 19, 2016
                Digital entry deadline: September 9, midnight CST ($45 fee)
                Extended digital entry deadline: September 12, midnight EST ($65 fee)
                Notification of accepted/declined work: September 19
                Artist reception: October 16, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
                Painting lecture with jurors: October 22, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
                Workshop with Paul DuSold: October 29 & 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm           
                Workshop with Scott Noel: November 5 & 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm        

REGISTRATION FEE
$45 for up to two works

]]>
16 August 2016, 8:41 pm 2aa1e725d9585f44acfe48a3dcc44c7c
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Artists]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, entry, entr
Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with The CyberWire, has announced a new open ‘Call for Entry’.

An extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT project, MAP is working with The CyberWire to offer “CREATING CONNECTIONS”, a commission and print replication project.  The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of The CyberWire’s 3rd Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on September 27, 2016.  Applications are due Saturday, August 27, 2016

The goal of CyberWire’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cyber security. The concept of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—may be an important point of departure for creating the commissioned work. This commission is open to submissions from women artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.
We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today.

The CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cyber security domain. In an industry overloaded with information, The CyberWire helps individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them.

The Women in Cyber Security Reception will bring together women from across the region and all different points on the career spectrum. This event will be an opportunity to meet, greet and share a common goal—empowering women to succeed in the cyber security field. Leaders from industry, academia, and government can reconnect and strengthen existing relationships while building new ones. Those just starting out in their careers have the chance to meet the technical and business professionals who are shaping the future of cyber security.

This invitation-only event will be held at the Columbus Center overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
To view the full prospectus, visit http://mdartplace.org/opportunities/maportunities

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:04 pm 240de42095b26441985699a7415c88c2
<![CDATA[Art Maryland 2016]]> Found: deadline, submit, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
Entry deadline: September 2 at 11:59PM.

The Howard County Arts Council in Ellicott City, Maryland, is seeking entries from artists for Art Maryland 2016, a biennial multi-media juried exhibit. A guest juror (TBA) will select the work for the show and award a minimum of $1,000. The exhibit will be on view from October 28 – December 9, 2016 with a reception and juror remarks on November 4 from 6-8pm.

Entry is open to all artists 18 years or older, residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, MD. Artists may submit digital images of up to three works completed in the last two years and not exhibited previously in the HCAC galleries. All work must fit through a standard doorway measuring 54” x 80” and fit appropriately in the HCAC’s two galleries, which total over 2000 square feet, with 9 ½ foot high walls, professional track lighting and hardwood floors. There is a $25 Art Maryland entry fee. The fee is waived for current Howard County Arts Council members. Entry forms are available at hocoarts.org/exhibits.php, at the Howard County Arts Council, or by calling 410-313-2787. 
 
Pam Perna
Community and Web Relations Coordinator
Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:30 am 3054abe0986bef25ccb7dcc5f6574dde
<![CDATA[Help Ellicott City artists]]> Found: opportunity, awards, award
On July 30, Ellicott City’s historic district was devastated by a flash flood. Many artists with studios and galleries in Ellicott City suffered substantial losses of artwork and studio space – severely impacting their ability to earn a living. To provide assistance, the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is establishing Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund to aid these artists on their long road to recovery. The Arts Council will extend its current exhibit, Paint It! Ellicott City 2016, which showcases artwork created during the July 2016 plein air paint-out, through September 30, with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this work donated to the fund. Several Paint It! artists have already generously agreed to donate 100% of their sales to help the relief effort.
 
The Arts Council is also accepting individual donations and is actively seeking a funding partner to match all donations to Re-create. Eligible individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations will be able to apply for emergency funding to help re-establish their capacity to live and work. Funding guidelines and applications will be available soon.
 
How can you help E.C. artists on the road to recovery?
  • Visit the Howard County Center for the Arts to see our Paint It! Ellicott City show and check out the artwork available for purchase
  • Donate to Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund on the Support the Arts page at hocoarts.org (please include Re-create: EC Artist Relief Fund in the purpose section)
  • Join HCAC on September 16th from 6 – 8pm for its Annual Meeting & Grant Awards reception
  • Attend the closing reception for Paint It! on September 30th from 6 – 9pm for a great opportunity to reconnect with local artists and arts organizations and make a contribution to Re-create.
HCAC will also invite local galleries to set up pop-up shops during the reception on September 30 to benefit the fund.
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
8 August 2016, 5:00 am e3719e24aa3a69f8ee6445c1443288ab
<![CDATA[The S&R Washington Award]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award, entre, entr
Deadline: October 15, 2016

The S&R Washington Award recognizes talented artists working in a broad range of disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, music, dance, dramatic arts, film, digital, and interdisciplinary arts.

Winners receive a cash prize of $5,000 to support their career development. 
An additional $5,000 may be awarded to a Grand Prize-winning artist of outstanding ability.

Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs. Award winners are eligible for performances or exhibitions supported by S&R Foundation.

The application period is open from now until October 15, 2016.

Winners will be announced at the end of January 2017. 

To learn more and apply online visit http://sandrfoundation.org/programs/washington-award

Contact Molly Turner at artsprogram@sandr.org with any questions.

]]>
7 August 2016, 8:45 am 5637d2530888047bbf00a4064ebb2dd5
<![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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
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

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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[Photography as Social Conscience: Impassioned Portrayals of Race in the U.S. - Selinsgrove, PA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: November 18, 2016

]]>
ccfc003296565dff407c28ab1605cfd1
<![CDATA[Perkins Center Juried Exhibition - Moorestown, NJ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards + $600 Purchase Award. Deadline: September 18, 2016

]]>
adbe1901195e13b4009863233394f96e
<![CDATA[15th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival - Indian Wells, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
15 Category Awards. Deadline: October 17, 2016

]]>
261ec1366ef7895344e04f3c5a22a5da
<![CDATA[New Orleans Art Association National Show - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5000+ in awards. Deadline: December 15, 2016

]]>
dd5ae2c58b9247055a76f0933aa701b3
<![CDATA[State of the Arts 2016 - Prairie Village, KS]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,500 in awards. Deadline: August 28, 2016

]]>
ff64d14c17c73800f26ff9cffb5a77c6
<![CDATA[INDA 12 - The 12th International Drawing Annual Book Project]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: December 31, 2016

]]>
b2fd2b0ab341ebf5c6bec8c515818010
<![CDATA[Open Call for Solo Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, award
$1,000 cash award. Deadline: September 15, 2016

]]>
c06d5f22a5959234b87fb177b7f12828
<![CDATA[Craft Hilton Head 2016 - Hilton Head Island, SC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
More than $2500 in awards. Deadline: October 15, 2016

]]>
d4a1c48200af45ac36f0a325b6451c77
<![CDATA[New American Paintings 2016 Northeast Competition - Art Publication]]> Found: deadline
40 winners will appear in the Feb/Mar 2017 edition. Deadline: August 31, 2016

]]>
af61b3201af6e097277488abf1d1acc0
<![CDATA[Beyond Printmaking 5 - Lubbock, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2016

]]>
cac1321a4c3a6b77747db226832c861a
<![CDATA[A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists,]]> Found: opportunity, residency, awarded, awards, award, entr
Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents work by three women who use the female body to explore issues of equity, power, politics, and memory in A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists, on view Saturday, September 3 through Sunday, October 16.
 
Artists Allana Clarke, Lauren Kalman, and Carolina Mayorga implement the body in desperate ways and contribute to a common narrative about body imagery—past and present. These women assert their own agency and address body politics as another construct of power, both internally and externally driven.
 
The trio was brought together by D.C.-based curator Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, who organized the exhibition as part of Target Gallery’s second annual Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition.
 
“History surrounds the viewer in this exhibition, as the past is made present and the present reflects the woes of the past,” said Bryant-Greenwell. “How far have body politics come since the height of the odalisque? What is the new role of the female body in art? These women do not offer concrete answers, but enlist the past to enflame the zeitgeist toward inclusive and critical exploration.”
 
Clarke’s eerie photography series Then and Now Seem to Shift Inside Me, and I Wonder How do you Imagine We Can Live Together in the Future sees the image of a black female body disappearing into the ocean. Her work acknowledges a failed social system, but also speak to an art-historical context that has used bodies like hers for the inclination of the male gaze, as well as male-dominated practicum.  Visitor are challenged to think and look beyond the art gallery itself, and into current events to consider the discourse around body imagery and rights for black women.
 
Kalman’s video work highlights the uncomfortable connection of body image, class, and style in relation to dominance, corruption, and identity. Her videos feature strange nude figures balancing oversized objects, affecting their movements, suggesting an unbalanced relationship between adornment and the female body. By highlighting the conflict of ornamentation and identity, she provokes the viewer to consider societal obsession with both.
 
Mayorga’s photographic series references art-historical images of the Madonna. She turns commentary of the male obsession with the restrictive moral expectations and behaviors of women toward issues of consumerism, gentrification, and class. By using her own face as the Madonna’s, she courts deeper engagement with viewers.
 
Bryant-Greenwell’s exhibition was selected as part of the 2016 Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition by Virginia Treanor, associate curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
“This exhibition provides a space for curators to present ideas to us that generate cross-cultural dialogue,” said Leslie Mounaime, Target Gallery director. “Kayleigh’s brought together work that reflects the ongoing debates and struggles to control women's bodies. We are looking forward to the opportunity to present this exhibition in Target Gallery.”
 
About the Artists
Allana Clarke is a conceptual artist working in video, sculpture, installation, and performance. She has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Madison, Maine; The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont; and the Ordinary Projects in Chicago. At Maryland Institute College of Art, Clarke was the recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture matching fellowship and the Peter W. Brooke Fellowship. She also was awarded the Vermont Studio Civil Society Fellowship. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Mount Royal School of Art at MICA and lives and works in New York and New Jersey.
 
Lauren Kalman is a visual artist based in Detroit, whose practice is invested in contemporary craft, video, photography, and performance. Her work has been on view at the Renwick Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the deCordova Museum. She has work is in private and museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Renwick Gallery, and has been featured in the publications Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Contemporary Craft as well as 40 Under 40: Craft Futures. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Ohio State University and participated in residencies at the Corporation of Yaddo, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Santa Fe Art Institute. In addition, she has received grants from Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, and ISE Cultural Foundation. She has taught courses at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit.
 
Carolina Mayorga has received awards in Colombia and the United States. Her work is represented in private and public collections including the Art Museum of the Americas and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; Andres Institute of Art in Brookline, New Hampshire; and Kronan Sculpture Park in Sweden. She participated in the Fifth Annual Sculpture Symposium of the Andres Institute, the Lulea Winter Biennial in Sweden, and the 4th International Sculpture Symposium in Sweden. Her work has been reviewed in publications in Colombia, Sweden, Spain, and the United States including in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Baltimore City Paper, Winston-Salem Journal, The Nashua Telegraph, The Union Leader, Norrländska Socialdemokraten, and Norrbottens-Kuriren.
 
About the Curator
Based in Washington, D.C., Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a curator, writer, and arts advocate. She explores the intersection of women, arts, and social change through her role as public programs coordinator with the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She has curated shows in conjunction with Project 4 gallery, VisArts, and The D.C. Arts Center in the greater Washington, D.C. region, as well as Peephole Cinema in San Francisco and CUE Art Foundation in New York. She strives to advance the careers of local artists and also developed a professional development seminar as well as residency program for local emerging artists in the Greater D.C. metro area. An arts writer, her work has been featured in The Washington Times, Examiner.com, CBS, Brightest Young Things, and Plinth, among others. Bryant-Greenwell earned her bachelor’s in art history from the University of Maryland, College Park and her master’s in museum studies from the George Washington University.

]]>
25 August 2016, 4:00 am a8877d63a3ca456b4c78a7454fb62b97
<![CDATA[Open Call for Mexican Artists]]> Found: residence, deadline
Deadline: August 26, 2016.

Méxtasis is an open call for Mexican artists to present their work in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York during Bushwick Open Studios. The project aims to present a new perspective on Mexican contemporary art, one that goes beyond cultural stereotypes and offers a new platform of visibility and cultural awareness for a country that is so present in debates surrounding politics and immigration but not enough discussed in relation to art and creativity.

The open call is open to artists of Mexican nationality regardless of their age or country of residence.

Selection announcement: August 29, 2016.
Exhibition (during Bushwick Open Studios): September 30 – October 2, 2016.

Full open call and additional information: www.mextasis.com. Please apply directly through website. For additional information please inquire to curatorial@mextasis.com.

]]>
24 August 2016, 5:43 am d1612f8b29ac76c329f411a784fe72dd
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Photogs]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: September 4, 2016


Hillyer celebrates Fotoweek DC with FORMAT, a small works show featuring photo-based art. All work must be under 10" in any one directions (inclusive of frame). This exhibition will be juried by DC-based photographer and curator, Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah.


Artist Notification: October 12th.
Exhibition Dates: November 4-December 18.
Opening Reception: November 4th, 6-9pm.
Entry Fee: $20 for members / $30 for non-members.
Awards: A Best in Show award will be given in the amount of $100.


Apply: https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/63855

]]>
24 August 2016, 4:00 am d12f7ef919763b5b2e2d8309b733e944
<![CDATA[Call for Entries: The Nude Figure]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
DeadlineSeptember 9, 2016

Apply here.
The Nude Figure will present a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience. The theme of mirroring is a metaphor for the persistence of the nude as a theme in art and our shared visual understandings of the body. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, glass and mixed media.
Jurors Paul DuSold, instructor at the Woodmere Art Museum and Fleisher Art Memorial, and Scott Noel, professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, look to assemble a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience.

AWARDS
$3,000+ in prizes
KEY DATES
Exhibition dates: October 16 - November 19, 2016
                Digital entry deadline: September 9, midnight CST ($45 fee)
                Extended digital entry deadline: September 12, midnight EST ($65 fee)
                Notification of accepted/declined work: September 19
                Artist reception: October 16, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
                Painting lecture with jurors: October 22, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
                Workshop with Paul DuSold: October 29 & 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm           
                Workshop with Scott Noel: November 5 & 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm        

REGISTRATION FEE
$45 for up to two works

]]>
16 August 2016, 8:41 pm 2aa1e725d9585f44acfe48a3dcc44c7c
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Artists]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, entry, entr
Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with The CyberWire, has announced a new open ‘Call for Entry’.

An extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT project, MAP is working with The CyberWire to offer “CREATING CONNECTIONS”, a commission and print replication project.  The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of The CyberWire’s 3rd Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on September 27, 2016.  Applications are due Saturday, August 27, 2016

The goal of CyberWire’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cyber security. The concept of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—may be an important point of departure for creating the commissioned work. This commission is open to submissions from women artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.
We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today.

The CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cyber security domain. In an industry overloaded with information, The CyberWire helps individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them.

The Women in Cyber Security Reception will bring together women from across the region and all different points on the career spectrum. This event will be an opportunity to meet, greet and share a common goal—empowering women to succeed in the cyber security field. Leaders from industry, academia, and government can reconnect and strengthen existing relationships while building new ones. Those just starting out in their careers have the chance to meet the technical and business professionals who are shaping the future of cyber security.

This invitation-only event will be held at the Columbus Center overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
To view the full prospectus, visit http://mdartplace.org/opportunities/maportunities

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:04 pm 240de42095b26441985699a7415c88c2
<![CDATA[Art Maryland 2016]]> Found: deadline, submit, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
Entry deadline: September 2 at 11:59PM.

The Howard County Arts Council in Ellicott City, Maryland, is seeking entries from artists for Art Maryland 2016, a biennial multi-media juried exhibit. A guest juror (TBA) will select the work for the show and award a minimum of $1,000. The exhibit will be on view from October 28 – December 9, 2016 with a reception and juror remarks on November 4 from 6-8pm.

Entry is open to all artists 18 years or older, residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, MD. Artists may submit digital images of up to three works completed in the last two years and not exhibited previously in the HCAC galleries. All work must fit through a standard doorway measuring 54” x 80” and fit appropriately in the HCAC’s two galleries, which total over 2000 square feet, with 9 ½ foot high walls, professional track lighting and hardwood floors. There is a $25 Art Maryland entry fee. The fee is waived for current Howard County Arts Council members. Entry forms are available at hocoarts.org/exhibits.php, at the Howard County Arts Council, or by calling 410-313-2787. 
 
Pam Perna
Community and Web Relations Coordinator
Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:30 am 3054abe0986bef25ccb7dcc5f6574dde
<![CDATA[Help Ellicott City artists]]> Found: opportunity, awards, award
On July 30, Ellicott City’s historic district was devastated by a flash flood. Many artists with studios and galleries in Ellicott City suffered substantial losses of artwork and studio space – severely impacting their ability to earn a living. To provide assistance, the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is establishing Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund to aid these artists on their long road to recovery. The Arts Council will extend its current exhibit, Paint It! Ellicott City 2016, which showcases artwork created during the July 2016 plein air paint-out, through September 30, with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this work donated to the fund. Several Paint It! artists have already generously agreed to donate 100% of their sales to help the relief effort.
 
The Arts Council is also accepting individual donations and is actively seeking a funding partner to match all donations to Re-create. Eligible individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations will be able to apply for emergency funding to help re-establish their capacity to live and work. Funding guidelines and applications will be available soon.
 
How can you help E.C. artists on the road to recovery?
  • Visit the Howard County Center for the Arts to see our Paint It! Ellicott City show and check out the artwork available for purchase
  • Donate to Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund on the Support the Arts page at hocoarts.org (please include Re-create: EC Artist Relief Fund in the purpose section)
  • Join HCAC on September 16th from 6 – 8pm for its Annual Meeting & Grant Awards reception
  • Attend the closing reception for Paint It! on September 30th from 6 – 9pm for a great opportunity to reconnect with local artists and arts organizations and make a contribution to Re-create.
HCAC will also invite local galleries to set up pop-up shops during the reception on September 30 to benefit the fund.
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
8 August 2016, 5:00 am e3719e24aa3a69f8ee6445c1443288ab
<![CDATA[The S&R Washington Award]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award, entre, entr
Deadline: October 15, 2016

The S&R Washington Award recognizes talented artists working in a broad range of disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, music, dance, dramatic arts, film, digital, and interdisciplinary arts.

Winners receive a cash prize of $5,000 to support their career development. 
An additional $5,000 may be awarded to a Grand Prize-winning artist of outstanding ability.

Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs. Award winners are eligible for performances or exhibitions supported by S&R Foundation.

The application period is open from now until October 15, 2016.

Winners will be announced at the end of January 2017. 

To learn more and apply online visit http://sandrfoundation.org/programs/washington-award

Contact Molly Turner at artsprogram@sandr.org with any questions.

]]>
7 August 2016, 8:45 am 5637d2530888047bbf00a4064ebb2dd5
<![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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
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

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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[Photography as Social Conscience: Impassioned Portrayals of Race in the U.S. - Selinsgrove, PA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: November 18, 2016

]]>
ccfc003296565dff407c28ab1605cfd1
<![CDATA[Perkins Center Juried Exhibition - Moorestown, NJ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards + $600 Purchase Award. Deadline: September 18, 2016

]]>
adbe1901195e13b4009863233394f96e
<![CDATA[15th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival - Indian Wells, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
15 Category Awards. Deadline: October 17, 2016

]]>
261ec1366ef7895344e04f3c5a22a5da
<![CDATA[New Orleans Art Association National Show - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5000+ in awards. Deadline: December 15, 2016

]]>
dd5ae2c58b9247055a76f0933aa701b3
<![CDATA[State of the Arts 2016 - Prairie Village, KS]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,500 in awards. Deadline: August 28, 2016

]]>
ff64d14c17c73800f26ff9cffb5a77c6
<![CDATA[INDA 12 - The 12th International Drawing Annual Book Project]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: December 31, 2016

]]>
b2fd2b0ab341ebf5c6bec8c515818010
<![CDATA[Open Call for Solo Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, award
$1,000 cash award. Deadline: September 15, 2016

]]>
c06d5f22a5959234b87fb177b7f12828
<![CDATA[Craft Hilton Head 2016 - Hilton Head Island, SC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
More than $2500 in awards. Deadline: October 15, 2016

]]>
d4a1c48200af45ac36f0a325b6451c77
<![CDATA[New American Paintings 2016 Northeast Competition - Art Publication]]> Found: deadline
40 winners will appear in the Feb/Mar 2017 edition. Deadline: August 31, 2016

]]>
af61b3201af6e097277488abf1d1acc0
<![CDATA[Beyond Printmaking 5 - Lubbock, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2016

]]>
cac1321a4c3a6b77747db226832c861a
<![CDATA[A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists,]]> Found: opportunity, residency, awarded, awards, award, entr
Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents work by three women who use the female body to explore issues of equity, power, politics, and memory in A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists, on view Saturday, September 3 through Sunday, October 16.
 
Artists Allana Clarke, Lauren Kalman, and Carolina Mayorga implement the body in desperate ways and contribute to a common narrative about body imagery—past and present. These women assert their own agency and address body politics as another construct of power, both internally and externally driven.
 
The trio was brought together by D.C.-based curator Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, who organized the exhibition as part of Target Gallery’s second annual Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition.
 
“History surrounds the viewer in this exhibition, as the past is made present and the present reflects the woes of the past,” said Bryant-Greenwell. “How far have body politics come since the height of the odalisque? What is the new role of the female body in art? These women do not offer concrete answers, but enlist the past to enflame the zeitgeist toward inclusive and critical exploration.”
 
Clarke’s eerie photography series Then and Now Seem to Shift Inside Me, and I Wonder How do you Imagine We Can Live Together in the Future sees the image of a black female body disappearing into the ocean. Her work acknowledges a failed social system, but also speak to an art-historical context that has used bodies like hers for the inclination of the male gaze, as well as male-dominated practicum.  Visitor are challenged to think and look beyond the art gallery itself, and into current events to consider the discourse around body imagery and rights for black women.
 
Kalman’s video work highlights the uncomfortable connection of body image, class, and style in relation to dominance, corruption, and identity. Her videos feature strange nude figures balancing oversized objects, affecting their movements, suggesting an unbalanced relationship between adornment and the female body. By highlighting the conflict of ornamentation and identity, she provokes the viewer to consider societal obsession with both.
 
Mayorga’s photographic series references art-historical images of the Madonna. She turns commentary of the male obsession with the restrictive moral expectations and behaviors of women toward issues of consumerism, gentrification, and class. By using her own face as the Madonna’s, she courts deeper engagement with viewers.
 
Bryant-Greenwell’s exhibition was selected as part of the 2016 Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition by Virginia Treanor, associate curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
“This exhibition provides a space for curators to present ideas to us that generate cross-cultural dialogue,” said Leslie Mounaime, Target Gallery director. “Kayleigh’s brought together work that reflects the ongoing debates and struggles to control women's bodies. We are looking forward to the opportunity to present this exhibition in Target Gallery.”
 
About the Artists
Allana Clarke is a conceptual artist working in video, sculpture, installation, and performance. She has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Madison, Maine; The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont; and the Ordinary Projects in Chicago. At Maryland Institute College of Art, Clarke was the recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture matching fellowship and the Peter W. Brooke Fellowship. She also was awarded the Vermont Studio Civil Society Fellowship. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Mount Royal School of Art at MICA and lives and works in New York and New Jersey.
 
Lauren Kalman is a visual artist based in Detroit, whose practice is invested in contemporary craft, video, photography, and performance. Her work has been on view at the Renwick Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the deCordova Museum. She has work is in private and museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Renwick Gallery, and has been featured in the publications Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Contemporary Craft as well as 40 Under 40: Craft Futures. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Ohio State University and participated in residencies at the Corporation of Yaddo, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Santa Fe Art Institute. In addition, she has received grants from Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, and ISE Cultural Foundation. She has taught courses at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit.
 
Carolina Mayorga has received awards in Colombia and the United States. Her work is represented in private and public collections including the Art Museum of the Americas and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; Andres Institute of Art in Brookline, New Hampshire; and Kronan Sculpture Park in Sweden. She participated in the Fifth Annual Sculpture Symposium of the Andres Institute, the Lulea Winter Biennial in Sweden, and the 4th International Sculpture Symposium in Sweden. Her work has been reviewed in publications in Colombia, Sweden, Spain, and the United States including in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Baltimore City Paper, Winston-Salem Journal, The Nashua Telegraph, The Union Leader, Norrländska Socialdemokraten, and Norrbottens-Kuriren.
 
About the Curator
Based in Washington, D.C., Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a curator, writer, and arts advocate. She explores the intersection of women, arts, and social change through her role as public programs coordinator with the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She has curated shows in conjunction with Project 4 gallery, VisArts, and The D.C. Arts Center in the greater Washington, D.C. region, as well as Peephole Cinema in San Francisco and CUE Art Foundation in New York. She strives to advance the careers of local artists and also developed a professional development seminar as well as residency program for local emerging artists in the Greater D.C. metro area. An arts writer, her work has been featured in The Washington Times, Examiner.com, CBS, Brightest Young Things, and Plinth, among others. Bryant-Greenwell earned her bachelor’s in art history from the University of Maryland, College Park and her master’s in museum studies from the George Washington University.

]]>
25 August 2016, 4:00 am a8877d63a3ca456b4c78a7454fb62b97
<![CDATA[Open Call for Mexican Artists]]> Found: residence, deadline
Deadline: August 26, 2016.

Méxtasis is an open call for Mexican artists to present their work in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York during Bushwick Open Studios. The project aims to present a new perspective on Mexican contemporary art, one that goes beyond cultural stereotypes and offers a new platform of visibility and cultural awareness for a country that is so present in debates surrounding politics and immigration but not enough discussed in relation to art and creativity.

The open call is open to artists of Mexican nationality regardless of their age or country of residence.

Selection announcement: August 29, 2016.
Exhibition (during Bushwick Open Studios): September 30 – October 2, 2016.

Full open call and additional information: www.mextasis.com. Please apply directly through website. For additional information please inquire to curatorial@mextasis.com.

]]>
24 August 2016, 5:43 am d1612f8b29ac76c329f411a784fe72dd
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Photogs]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: September 4, 2016


Hillyer celebrates Fotoweek DC with FORMAT, a small works show featuring photo-based art. All work must be under 10" in any one directions (inclusive of frame). This exhibition will be juried by DC-based photographer and curator, Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah.


Artist Notification: October 12th.
Exhibition Dates: November 4-December 18.
Opening Reception: November 4th, 6-9pm.
Entry Fee: $20 for members / $30 for non-members.
Awards: A Best in Show award will be given in the amount of $100.


Apply: https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/63855

]]>
24 August 2016, 4:00 am d12f7ef919763b5b2e2d8309b733e944
<![CDATA[Call for Entries: The Nude Figure]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
DeadlineSeptember 9, 2016

Apply here.
The Nude Figure will present a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience. The theme of mirroring is a metaphor for the persistence of the nude as a theme in art and our shared visual understandings of the body. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, glass and mixed media.
Jurors Paul DuSold, instructor at the Woodmere Art Museum and Fleisher Art Memorial, and Scott Noel, professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, look to assemble a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience.

AWARDS
$3,000+ in prizes
KEY DATES
Exhibition dates: October 16 - November 19, 2016
                Digital entry deadline: September 9, midnight CST ($45 fee)
                Extended digital entry deadline: September 12, midnight EST ($65 fee)
                Notification of accepted/declined work: September 19
                Artist reception: October 16, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
                Painting lecture with jurors: October 22, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
                Workshop with Paul DuSold: October 29 & 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm           
                Workshop with Scott Noel: November 5 & 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm        

REGISTRATION FEE
$45 for up to two works

]]>
16 August 2016, 8:41 pm 2aa1e725d9585f44acfe48a3dcc44c7c
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Artists]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, entry, entr
Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with The CyberWire, has announced a new open ‘Call for Entry’.

An extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT project, MAP is working with The CyberWire to offer “CREATING CONNECTIONS”, a commission and print replication project.  The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of The CyberWire’s 3rd Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on September 27, 2016.  Applications are due Saturday, August 27, 2016

The goal of CyberWire’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cyber security. The concept of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—may be an important point of departure for creating the commissioned work. This commission is open to submissions from women artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.
We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today.

The CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cyber security domain. In an industry overloaded with information, The CyberWire helps individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them.

The Women in Cyber Security Reception will bring together women from across the region and all different points on the career spectrum. This event will be an opportunity to meet, greet and share a common goal—empowering women to succeed in the cyber security field. Leaders from industry, academia, and government can reconnect and strengthen existing relationships while building new ones. Those just starting out in their careers have the chance to meet the technical and business professionals who are shaping the future of cyber security.

This invitation-only event will be held at the Columbus Center overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
To view the full prospectus, visit http://mdartplace.org/opportunities/maportunities

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:04 pm 240de42095b26441985699a7415c88c2
<![CDATA[Art Maryland 2016]]> Found: deadline, submit, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
Entry deadline: September 2 at 11:59PM.

The Howard County Arts Council in Ellicott City, Maryland, is seeking entries from artists for Art Maryland 2016, a biennial multi-media juried exhibit. A guest juror (TBA) will select the work for the show and award a minimum of $1,000. The exhibit will be on view from October 28 – December 9, 2016 with a reception and juror remarks on November 4 from 6-8pm.

Entry is open to all artists 18 years or older, residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, MD. Artists may submit digital images of up to three works completed in the last two years and not exhibited previously in the HCAC galleries. All work must fit through a standard doorway measuring 54” x 80” and fit appropriately in the HCAC’s two galleries, which total over 2000 square feet, with 9 ½ foot high walls, professional track lighting and hardwood floors. There is a $25 Art Maryland entry fee. The fee is waived for current Howard County Arts Council members. Entry forms are available at hocoarts.org/exhibits.php, at the Howard County Arts Council, or by calling 410-313-2787. 
 
Pam Perna
Community and Web Relations Coordinator
Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:30 am 3054abe0986bef25ccb7dcc5f6574dde
<![CDATA[Help Ellicott City artists]]> Found: opportunity, awards, award
On July 30, Ellicott City’s historic district was devastated by a flash flood. Many artists with studios and galleries in Ellicott City suffered substantial losses of artwork and studio space – severely impacting their ability to earn a living. To provide assistance, the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is establishing Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund to aid these artists on their long road to recovery. The Arts Council will extend its current exhibit, Paint It! Ellicott City 2016, which showcases artwork created during the July 2016 plein air paint-out, through September 30, with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this work donated to the fund. Several Paint It! artists have already generously agreed to donate 100% of their sales to help the relief effort.
 
The Arts Council is also accepting individual donations and is actively seeking a funding partner to match all donations to Re-create. Eligible individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations will be able to apply for emergency funding to help re-establish their capacity to live and work. Funding guidelines and applications will be available soon.
 
How can you help E.C. artists on the road to recovery?
  • Visit the Howard County Center for the Arts to see our Paint It! Ellicott City show and check out the artwork available for purchase
  • Donate to Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund on the Support the Arts page at hocoarts.org (please include Re-create: EC Artist Relief Fund in the purpose section)
  • Join HCAC on September 16th from 6 – 8pm for its Annual Meeting & Grant Awards reception
  • Attend the closing reception for Paint It! on September 30th from 6 – 9pm for a great opportunity to reconnect with local artists and arts organizations and make a contribution to Re-create.
HCAC will also invite local galleries to set up pop-up shops during the reception on September 30 to benefit the fund.
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
8 August 2016, 5:00 am e3719e24aa3a69f8ee6445c1443288ab
<![CDATA[The S&R Washington Award]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award, entre, entr
Deadline: October 15, 2016

The S&R Washington Award recognizes talented artists working in a broad range of disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, music, dance, dramatic arts, film, digital, and interdisciplinary arts.

Winners receive a cash prize of $5,000 to support their career development. 
An additional $5,000 may be awarded to a Grand Prize-winning artist of outstanding ability.

Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs. Award winners are eligible for performances or exhibitions supported by S&R Foundation.

The application period is open from now until October 15, 2016.

Winners will be announced at the end of January 2017. 

To learn more and apply online visit http://sandrfoundation.org/programs/washington-award

Contact Molly Turner at artsprogram@sandr.org with any questions.

]]>
7 August 2016, 8:45 am 5637d2530888047bbf00a4064ebb2dd5
<![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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
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

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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[Photography as Social Conscience: Impassioned Portrayals of Race in the U.S. - Selinsgrove, PA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: November 18, 2016

]]>
ccfc003296565dff407c28ab1605cfd1
<![CDATA[Perkins Center Juried Exhibition - Moorestown, NJ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards + $600 Purchase Award. Deadline: September 18, 2016

]]>
adbe1901195e13b4009863233394f96e
<![CDATA[15th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival - Indian Wells, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
15 Category Awards. Deadline: October 17, 2016

]]>
261ec1366ef7895344e04f3c5a22a5da
<![CDATA[New Orleans Art Association National Show - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5000+ in awards. Deadline: December 15, 2016

]]>
dd5ae2c58b9247055a76f0933aa701b3
<![CDATA[State of the Arts 2016 - Prairie Village, KS]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,500 in awards. Deadline: August 28, 2016

]]>
ff64d14c17c73800f26ff9cffb5a77c6
<![CDATA[INDA 12 - The 12th International Drawing Annual Book Project]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: December 31, 2016

]]>
b2fd2b0ab341ebf5c6bec8c515818010
<![CDATA[Open Call for Solo Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, award
$1,000 cash award. Deadline: September 15, 2016

]]>
c06d5f22a5959234b87fb177b7f12828
<![CDATA[Craft Hilton Head 2016 - Hilton Head Island, SC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
More than $2500 in awards. Deadline: October 15, 2016

]]>
d4a1c48200af45ac36f0a325b6451c77
<![CDATA[New American Paintings 2016 Northeast Competition - Art Publication]]> Found: deadline
40 winners will appear in the Feb/Mar 2017 edition. Deadline: August 31, 2016

]]>
af61b3201af6e097277488abf1d1acc0
<![CDATA[Beyond Printmaking 5 - Lubbock, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2016

]]>
cac1321a4c3a6b77747db226832c861a
<![CDATA[A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists,]]> Found: opportunity, residency, awarded, awards, award, entr
Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents work by three women who use the female body to explore issues of equity, power, politics, and memory in A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists, on view Saturday, September 3 through Sunday, October 16.
 
Artists Allana Clarke, Lauren Kalman, and Carolina Mayorga implement the body in desperate ways and contribute to a common narrative about body imagery—past and present. These women assert their own agency and address body politics as another construct of power, both internally and externally driven.
 
The trio was brought together by D.C.-based curator Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, who organized the exhibition as part of Target Gallery’s second annual Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition.
 
“History surrounds the viewer in this exhibition, as the past is made present and the present reflects the woes of the past,” said Bryant-Greenwell. “How far have body politics come since the height of the odalisque? What is the new role of the female body in art? These women do not offer concrete answers, but enlist the past to enflame the zeitgeist toward inclusive and critical exploration.”
 
Clarke’s eerie photography series Then and Now Seem to Shift Inside Me, and I Wonder How do you Imagine We Can Live Together in the Future sees the image of a black female body disappearing into the ocean. Her work acknowledges a failed social system, but also speak to an art-historical context that has used bodies like hers for the inclination of the male gaze, as well as male-dominated practicum.  Visitor are challenged to think and look beyond the art gallery itself, and into current events to consider the discourse around body imagery and rights for black women.
 
Kalman’s video work highlights the uncomfortable connection of body image, class, and style in relation to dominance, corruption, and identity. Her videos feature strange nude figures balancing oversized objects, affecting their movements, suggesting an unbalanced relationship between adornment and the female body. By highlighting the conflict of ornamentation and identity, she provokes the viewer to consider societal obsession with both.
 
Mayorga’s photographic series references art-historical images of the Madonna. She turns commentary of the male obsession with the restrictive moral expectations and behaviors of women toward issues of consumerism, gentrification, and class. By using her own face as the Madonna’s, she courts deeper engagement with viewers.
 
Bryant-Greenwell’s exhibition was selected as part of the 2016 Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition by Virginia Treanor, associate curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
“This exhibition provides a space for curators to present ideas to us that generate cross-cultural dialogue,” said Leslie Mounaime, Target Gallery director. “Kayleigh’s brought together work that reflects the ongoing debates and struggles to control women's bodies. We are looking forward to the opportunity to present this exhibition in Target Gallery.”
 
About the Artists
Allana Clarke is a conceptual artist working in video, sculpture, installation, and performance. She has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Madison, Maine; The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont; and the Ordinary Projects in Chicago. At Maryland Institute College of Art, Clarke was the recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture matching fellowship and the Peter W. Brooke Fellowship. She also was awarded the Vermont Studio Civil Society Fellowship. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Mount Royal School of Art at MICA and lives and works in New York and New Jersey.
 
Lauren Kalman is a visual artist based in Detroit, whose practice is invested in contemporary craft, video, photography, and performance. Her work has been on view at the Renwick Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the deCordova Museum. She has work is in private and museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Renwick Gallery, and has been featured in the publications Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Contemporary Craft as well as 40 Under 40: Craft Futures. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Ohio State University and participated in residencies at the Corporation of Yaddo, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Santa Fe Art Institute. In addition, she has received grants from Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, and ISE Cultural Foundation. She has taught courses at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit.
 
Carolina Mayorga has received awards in Colombia and the United States. Her work is represented in private and public collections including the Art Museum of the Americas and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; Andres Institute of Art in Brookline, New Hampshire; and Kronan Sculpture Park in Sweden. She participated in the Fifth Annual Sculpture Symposium of the Andres Institute, the Lulea Winter Biennial in Sweden, and the 4th International Sculpture Symposium in Sweden. Her work has been reviewed in publications in Colombia, Sweden, Spain, and the United States including in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Baltimore City Paper, Winston-Salem Journal, The Nashua Telegraph, The Union Leader, Norrländska Socialdemokraten, and Norrbottens-Kuriren.
 
About the Curator
Based in Washington, D.C., Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a curator, writer, and arts advocate. She explores the intersection of women, arts, and social change through her role as public programs coordinator with the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She has curated shows in conjunction with Project 4 gallery, VisArts, and The D.C. Arts Center in the greater Washington, D.C. region, as well as Peephole Cinema in San Francisco and CUE Art Foundation in New York. She strives to advance the careers of local artists and also developed a professional development seminar as well as residency program for local emerging artists in the Greater D.C. metro area. An arts writer, her work has been featured in The Washington Times, Examiner.com, CBS, Brightest Young Things, and Plinth, among others. Bryant-Greenwell earned her bachelor’s in art history from the University of Maryland, College Park and her master’s in museum studies from the George Washington University.

]]>
25 August 2016, 4:00 am a8877d63a3ca456b4c78a7454fb62b97
<![CDATA[Open Call for Mexican Artists]]> Found: residence, deadline
Deadline: August 26, 2016.

Méxtasis is an open call for Mexican artists to present their work in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York during Bushwick Open Studios. The project aims to present a new perspective on Mexican contemporary art, one that goes beyond cultural stereotypes and offers a new platform of visibility and cultural awareness for a country that is so present in debates surrounding politics and immigration but not enough discussed in relation to art and creativity.

The open call is open to artists of Mexican nationality regardless of their age or country of residence.

Selection announcement: August 29, 2016.
Exhibition (during Bushwick Open Studios): September 30 – October 2, 2016.

Full open call and additional information: www.mextasis.com. Please apply directly through website. For additional information please inquire to curatorial@mextasis.com.

]]>
24 August 2016, 5:43 am d1612f8b29ac76c329f411a784fe72dd
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Photogs]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: September 4, 2016


Hillyer celebrates Fotoweek DC with FORMAT, a small works show featuring photo-based art. All work must be under 10" in any one directions (inclusive of frame). This exhibition will be juried by DC-based photographer and curator, Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah.


Artist Notification: October 12th.
Exhibition Dates: November 4-December 18.
Opening Reception: November 4th, 6-9pm.
Entry Fee: $20 for members / $30 for non-members.
Awards: A Best in Show award will be given in the amount of $100.


Apply: https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/63855

]]>
24 August 2016, 4:00 am d12f7ef919763b5b2e2d8309b733e944
<![CDATA[Call for Entries: The Nude Figure]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
DeadlineSeptember 9, 2016

Apply here.
The Nude Figure will present a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience. The theme of mirroring is a metaphor for the persistence of the nude as a theme in art and our shared visual understandings of the body. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, glass and mixed media.
Jurors Paul DuSold, instructor at the Woodmere Art Museum and Fleisher Art Memorial, and Scott Noel, professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, look to assemble a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience.

AWARDS
$3,000+ in prizes
KEY DATES
Exhibition dates: October 16 - November 19, 2016
                Digital entry deadline: September 9, midnight CST ($45 fee)
                Extended digital entry deadline: September 12, midnight EST ($65 fee)
                Notification of accepted/declined work: September 19
                Artist reception: October 16, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
                Painting lecture with jurors: October 22, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
                Workshop with Paul DuSold: October 29 & 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm           
                Workshop with Scott Noel: November 5 & 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm        

REGISTRATION FEE
$45 for up to two works

]]>
16 August 2016, 8:41 pm 2aa1e725d9585f44acfe48a3dcc44c7c
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Artists]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, entry, entr
Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with The CyberWire, has announced a new open ‘Call for Entry’.

An extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT project, MAP is working with The CyberWire to offer “CREATING CONNECTIONS”, a commission and print replication project.  The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of The CyberWire’s 3rd Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on September 27, 2016.  Applications are due Saturday, August 27, 2016

The goal of CyberWire’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cyber security. The concept of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—may be an important point of departure for creating the commissioned work. This commission is open to submissions from women artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.
We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today.

The CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cyber security domain. In an industry overloaded with information, The CyberWire helps individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them.

The Women in Cyber Security Reception will bring together women from across the region and all different points on the career spectrum. This event will be an opportunity to meet, greet and share a common goal—empowering women to succeed in the cyber security field. Leaders from industry, academia, and government can reconnect and strengthen existing relationships while building new ones. Those just starting out in their careers have the chance to meet the technical and business professionals who are shaping the future of cyber security.

This invitation-only event will be held at the Columbus Center overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
To view the full prospectus, visit http://mdartplace.org/opportunities/maportunities

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:04 pm 240de42095b26441985699a7415c88c2
<![CDATA[Art Maryland 2016]]> Found: deadline, submit, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
Entry deadline: September 2 at 11:59PM.

The Howard County Arts Council in Ellicott City, Maryland, is seeking entries from artists for Art Maryland 2016, a biennial multi-media juried exhibit. A guest juror (TBA) will select the work for the show and award a minimum of $1,000. The exhibit will be on view from October 28 – December 9, 2016 with a reception and juror remarks on November 4 from 6-8pm.

Entry is open to all artists 18 years or older, residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, MD. Artists may submit digital images of up to three works completed in the last two years and not exhibited previously in the HCAC galleries. All work must fit through a standard doorway measuring 54” x 80” and fit appropriately in the HCAC’s two galleries, which total over 2000 square feet, with 9 ½ foot high walls, professional track lighting and hardwood floors. There is a $25 Art Maryland entry fee. The fee is waived for current Howard County Arts Council members. Entry forms are available at hocoarts.org/exhibits.php, at the Howard County Arts Council, or by calling 410-313-2787. 
 
Pam Perna
Community and Web Relations Coordinator
Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:30 am 3054abe0986bef25ccb7dcc5f6574dde
<![CDATA[Help Ellicott City artists]]> Found: opportunity, awards, award
On July 30, Ellicott City’s historic district was devastated by a flash flood. Many artists with studios and galleries in Ellicott City suffered substantial losses of artwork and studio space – severely impacting their ability to earn a living. To provide assistance, the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is establishing Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund to aid these artists on their long road to recovery. The Arts Council will extend its current exhibit, Paint It! Ellicott City 2016, which showcases artwork created during the July 2016 plein air paint-out, through September 30, with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this work donated to the fund. Several Paint It! artists have already generously agreed to donate 100% of their sales to help the relief effort.
 
The Arts Council is also accepting individual donations and is actively seeking a funding partner to match all donations to Re-create. Eligible individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations will be able to apply for emergency funding to help re-establish their capacity to live and work. Funding guidelines and applications will be available soon.
 
How can you help E.C. artists on the road to recovery?
  • Visit the Howard County Center for the Arts to see our Paint It! Ellicott City show and check out the artwork available for purchase
  • Donate to Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund on the Support the Arts page at hocoarts.org (please include Re-create: EC Artist Relief Fund in the purpose section)
  • Join HCAC on September 16th from 6 – 8pm for its Annual Meeting & Grant Awards reception
  • Attend the closing reception for Paint It! on September 30th from 6 – 9pm for a great opportunity to reconnect with local artists and arts organizations and make a contribution to Re-create.
HCAC will also invite local galleries to set up pop-up shops during the reception on September 30 to benefit the fund.
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
8 August 2016, 5:00 am e3719e24aa3a69f8ee6445c1443288ab
<![CDATA[The S&R Washington Award]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award, entre, entr
Deadline: October 15, 2016

The S&R Washington Award recognizes talented artists working in a broad range of disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, music, dance, dramatic arts, film, digital, and interdisciplinary arts.

Winners receive a cash prize of $5,000 to support their career development. 
An additional $5,000 may be awarded to a Grand Prize-winning artist of outstanding ability.

Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs. Award winners are eligible for performances or exhibitions supported by S&R Foundation.

The application period is open from now until October 15, 2016.

Winners will be announced at the end of January 2017. 

To learn more and apply online visit http://sandrfoundation.org/programs/washington-award

Contact Molly Turner at artsprogram@sandr.org with any questions.

]]>
7 August 2016, 8:45 am 5637d2530888047bbf00a4064ebb2dd5
<![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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
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

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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[Photography as Social Conscience: Impassioned Portrayals of Race in the U.S. - Selinsgrove, PA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: November 18, 2016

]]>
ccfc003296565dff407c28ab1605cfd1
<![CDATA[Perkins Center Juried Exhibition - Moorestown, NJ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards + $600 Purchase Award. Deadline: September 18, 2016

]]>
adbe1901195e13b4009863233394f96e
<![CDATA[15th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival - Indian Wells, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
15 Category Awards. Deadline: October 17, 2016

]]>
261ec1366ef7895344e04f3c5a22a5da
<![CDATA[New Orleans Art Association National Show - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5000+ in awards. Deadline: December 15, 2016

]]>
dd5ae2c58b9247055a76f0933aa701b3
<![CDATA[State of the Arts 2016 - Prairie Village, KS]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,500 in awards. Deadline: August 28, 2016

]]>
ff64d14c17c73800f26ff9cffb5a77c6
<![CDATA[INDA 12 - The 12th International Drawing Annual Book Project]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: December 31, 2016

]]>
b2fd2b0ab341ebf5c6bec8c515818010
<![CDATA[Open Call for Solo Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, award
$1,000 cash award. Deadline: September 15, 2016

]]>
c06d5f22a5959234b87fb177b7f12828
<![CDATA[Craft Hilton Head 2016 - Hilton Head Island, SC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
More than $2500 in awards. Deadline: October 15, 2016

]]>
d4a1c48200af45ac36f0a325b6451c77
<![CDATA[New American Paintings 2016 Northeast Competition - Art Publication]]> Found: deadline
40 winners will appear in the Feb/Mar 2017 edition. Deadline: August 31, 2016

]]>
af61b3201af6e097277488abf1d1acc0
<![CDATA[Beyond Printmaking 5 - Lubbock, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2016

]]>
cac1321a4c3a6b77747db226832c861a
<![CDATA[A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists,]]> Found: opportunity, residency, awarded, awards, award, entr
Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents work by three women who use the female body to explore issues of equity, power, politics, and memory in A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists, on view Saturday, September 3 through Sunday, October 16.
 
Artists Allana Clarke, Lauren Kalman, and Carolina Mayorga implement the body in desperate ways and contribute to a common narrative about body imagery—past and present. These women assert their own agency and address body politics as another construct of power, both internally and externally driven.
 
The trio was brought together by D.C.-based curator Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, who organized the exhibition as part of Target Gallery’s second annual Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition.
 
“History surrounds the viewer in this exhibition, as the past is made present and the present reflects the woes of the past,” said Bryant-Greenwell. “How far have body politics come since the height of the odalisque? What is the new role of the female body in art? These women do not offer concrete answers, but enlist the past to enflame the zeitgeist toward inclusive and critical exploration.”
 
Clarke’s eerie photography series Then and Now Seem to Shift Inside Me, and I Wonder How do you Imagine We Can Live Together in the Future sees the image of a black female body disappearing into the ocean. Her work acknowledges a failed social system, but also speak to an art-historical context that has used bodies like hers for the inclination of the male gaze, as well as male-dominated practicum.  Visitor are challenged to think and look beyond the art gallery itself, and into current events to consider the discourse around body imagery and rights for black women.
 
Kalman’s video work highlights the uncomfortable connection of body image, class, and style in relation to dominance, corruption, and identity. Her videos feature strange nude figures balancing oversized objects, affecting their movements, suggesting an unbalanced relationship between adornment and the female body. By highlighting the conflict of ornamentation and identity, she provokes the viewer to consider societal obsession with both.
 
Mayorga’s photographic series references art-historical images of the Madonna. She turns commentary of the male obsession with the restrictive moral expectations and behaviors of women toward issues of consumerism, gentrification, and class. By using her own face as the Madonna’s, she courts deeper engagement with viewers.
 
Bryant-Greenwell’s exhibition was selected as part of the 2016 Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition by Virginia Treanor, associate curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
“This exhibition provides a space for curators to present ideas to us that generate cross-cultural dialogue,” said Leslie Mounaime, Target Gallery director. “Kayleigh’s brought together work that reflects the ongoing debates and struggles to control women's bodies. We are looking forward to the opportunity to present this exhibition in Target Gallery.”
 
About the Artists
Allana Clarke is a conceptual artist working in video, sculpture, installation, and performance. She has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Madison, Maine; The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont; and the Ordinary Projects in Chicago. At Maryland Institute College of Art, Clarke was the recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture matching fellowship and the Peter W. Brooke Fellowship. She also was awarded the Vermont Studio Civil Society Fellowship. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Mount Royal School of Art at MICA and lives and works in New York and New Jersey.
 
Lauren Kalman is a visual artist based in Detroit, whose practice is invested in contemporary craft, video, photography, and performance. Her work has been on view at the Renwick Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the deCordova Museum. She has work is in private and museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Renwick Gallery, and has been featured in the publications Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Contemporary Craft as well as 40 Under 40: Craft Futures. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Ohio State University and participated in residencies at the Corporation of Yaddo, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Santa Fe Art Institute. In addition, she has received grants from Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, and ISE Cultural Foundation. She has taught courses at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit.
 
Carolina Mayorga has received awards in Colombia and the United States. Her work is represented in private and public collections including the Art Museum of the Americas and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; Andres Institute of Art in Brookline, New Hampshire; and Kronan Sculpture Park in Sweden. She participated in the Fifth Annual Sculpture Symposium of the Andres Institute, the Lulea Winter Biennial in Sweden, and the 4th International Sculpture Symposium in Sweden. Her work has been reviewed in publications in Colombia, Sweden, Spain, and the United States including in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Baltimore City Paper, Winston-Salem Journal, The Nashua Telegraph, The Union Leader, Norrländska Socialdemokraten, and Norrbottens-Kuriren.
 
About the Curator
Based in Washington, D.C., Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a curator, writer, and arts advocate. She explores the intersection of women, arts, and social change through her role as public programs coordinator with the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She has curated shows in conjunction with Project 4 gallery, VisArts, and The D.C. Arts Center in the greater Washington, D.C. region, as well as Peephole Cinema in San Francisco and CUE Art Foundation in New York. She strives to advance the careers of local artists and also developed a professional development seminar as well as residency program for local emerging artists in the Greater D.C. metro area. An arts writer, her work has been featured in The Washington Times, Examiner.com, CBS, Brightest Young Things, and Plinth, among others. Bryant-Greenwell earned her bachelor’s in art history from the University of Maryland, College Park and her master’s in museum studies from the George Washington University.

]]>
25 August 2016, 4:00 am a8877d63a3ca456b4c78a7454fb62b97
<![CDATA[Open Call for Mexican Artists]]> Found: residence, deadline
Deadline: August 26, 2016.

Méxtasis is an open call for Mexican artists to present their work in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York during Bushwick Open Studios. The project aims to present a new perspective on Mexican contemporary art, one that goes beyond cultural stereotypes and offers a new platform of visibility and cultural awareness for a country that is so present in debates surrounding politics and immigration but not enough discussed in relation to art and creativity.

The open call is open to artists of Mexican nationality regardless of their age or country of residence.

Selection announcement: August 29, 2016.
Exhibition (during Bushwick Open Studios): September 30 – October 2, 2016.

Full open call and additional information: www.mextasis.com. Please apply directly through website. For additional information please inquire to curatorial@mextasis.com.

]]>
24 August 2016, 5:43 am d1612f8b29ac76c329f411a784fe72dd
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Photogs]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: September 4, 2016


Hillyer celebrates Fotoweek DC with FORMAT, a small works show featuring photo-based art. All work must be under 10" in any one directions (inclusive of frame). This exhibition will be juried by DC-based photographer and curator, Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah.


Artist Notification: October 12th.
Exhibition Dates: November 4-December 18.
Opening Reception: November 4th, 6-9pm.
Entry Fee: $20 for members / $30 for non-members.
Awards: A Best in Show award will be given in the amount of $100.


Apply: https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/63855

]]>
24 August 2016, 4:00 am d12f7ef919763b5b2e2d8309b733e944
<![CDATA[Call for Entries: The Nude Figure]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
DeadlineSeptember 9, 2016

Apply here.
The Nude Figure will present a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience. The theme of mirroring is a metaphor for the persistence of the nude as a theme in art and our shared visual understandings of the body. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, glass and mixed media.
Jurors Paul DuSold, instructor at the Woodmere Art Museum and Fleisher Art Memorial, and Scott Noel, professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, look to assemble a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience.

AWARDS
$3,000+ in prizes
KEY DATES
Exhibition dates: October 16 - November 19, 2016
                Digital entry deadline: September 9, midnight CST ($45 fee)
                Extended digital entry deadline: September 12, midnight EST ($65 fee)
                Notification of accepted/declined work: September 19
                Artist reception: October 16, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
                Painting lecture with jurors: October 22, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
                Workshop with Paul DuSold: October 29 & 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm           
                Workshop with Scott Noel: November 5 & 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm        

REGISTRATION FEE
$45 for up to two works

]]>
16 August 2016, 8:41 pm 2aa1e725d9585f44acfe48a3dcc44c7c
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Artists]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, entry, entr
Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with The CyberWire, has announced a new open ‘Call for Entry’.

An extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT project, MAP is working with The CyberWire to offer “CREATING CONNECTIONS”, a commission and print replication project.  The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of The CyberWire’s 3rd Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on September 27, 2016.  Applications are due Saturday, August 27, 2016

The goal of CyberWire’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cyber security. The concept of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—may be an important point of departure for creating the commissioned work. This commission is open to submissions from women artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.
We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today.

The CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cyber security domain. In an industry overloaded with information, The CyberWire helps individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them.

The Women in Cyber Security Reception will bring together women from across the region and all different points on the career spectrum. This event will be an opportunity to meet, greet and share a common goal—empowering women to succeed in the cyber security field. Leaders from industry, academia, and government can reconnect and strengthen existing relationships while building new ones. Those just starting out in their careers have the chance to meet the technical and business professionals who are shaping the future of cyber security.

This invitation-only event will be held at the Columbus Center overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
To view the full prospectus, visit http://mdartplace.org/opportunities/maportunities

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:04 pm 240de42095b26441985699a7415c88c2
<![CDATA[Art Maryland 2016]]> Found: deadline, submit, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
Entry deadline: September 2 at 11:59PM.

The Howard County Arts Council in Ellicott City, Maryland, is seeking entries from artists for Art Maryland 2016, a biennial multi-media juried exhibit. A guest juror (TBA) will select the work for the show and award a minimum of $1,000. The exhibit will be on view from October 28 – December 9, 2016 with a reception and juror remarks on November 4 from 6-8pm.

Entry is open to all artists 18 years or older, residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, MD. Artists may submit digital images of up to three works completed in the last two years and not exhibited previously in the HCAC galleries. All work must fit through a standard doorway measuring 54” x 80” and fit appropriately in the HCAC’s two galleries, which total over 2000 square feet, with 9 ½ foot high walls, professional track lighting and hardwood floors. There is a $25 Art Maryland entry fee. The fee is waived for current Howard County Arts Council members. Entry forms are available at hocoarts.org/exhibits.php, at the Howard County Arts Council, or by calling 410-313-2787. 
 
Pam Perna
Community and Web Relations Coordinator
Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:30 am 3054abe0986bef25ccb7dcc5f6574dde
<![CDATA[Help Ellicott City artists]]> Found: opportunity, awards, award
On July 30, Ellicott City’s historic district was devastated by a flash flood. Many artists with studios and galleries in Ellicott City suffered substantial losses of artwork and studio space – severely impacting their ability to earn a living. To provide assistance, the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is establishing Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund to aid these artists on their long road to recovery. The Arts Council will extend its current exhibit, Paint It! Ellicott City 2016, which showcases artwork created during the July 2016 plein air paint-out, through September 30, with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this work donated to the fund. Several Paint It! artists have already generously agreed to donate 100% of their sales to help the relief effort.
 
The Arts Council is also accepting individual donations and is actively seeking a funding partner to match all donations to Re-create. Eligible individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations will be able to apply for emergency funding to help re-establish their capacity to live and work. Funding guidelines and applications will be available soon.
 
How can you help E.C. artists on the road to recovery?
  • Visit the Howard County Center for the Arts to see our Paint It! Ellicott City show and check out the artwork available for purchase
  • Donate to Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund on the Support the Arts page at hocoarts.org (please include Re-create: EC Artist Relief Fund in the purpose section)
  • Join HCAC on September 16th from 6 – 8pm for its Annual Meeting & Grant Awards reception
  • Attend the closing reception for Paint It! on September 30th from 6 – 9pm for a great opportunity to reconnect with local artists and arts organizations and make a contribution to Re-create.
HCAC will also invite local galleries to set up pop-up shops during the reception on September 30 to benefit the fund.
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
8 August 2016, 5:00 am e3719e24aa3a69f8ee6445c1443288ab
<![CDATA[The S&R Washington Award]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award, entre, entr
Deadline: October 15, 2016

The S&R Washington Award recognizes talented artists working in a broad range of disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, music, dance, dramatic arts, film, digital, and interdisciplinary arts.

Winners receive a cash prize of $5,000 to support their career development. 
An additional $5,000 may be awarded to a Grand Prize-winning artist of outstanding ability.

Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs. Award winners are eligible for performances or exhibitions supported by S&R Foundation.

The application period is open from now until October 15, 2016.

Winners will be announced at the end of January 2017. 

To learn more and apply online visit http://sandrfoundation.org/programs/washington-award

Contact Molly Turner at artsprogram@sandr.org with any questions.

]]>
7 August 2016, 8:45 am 5637d2530888047bbf00a4064ebb2dd5
<![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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
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

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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[Photography as Social Conscience: Impassioned Portrayals of Race in the U.S. - Selinsgrove, PA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: November 18, 2016

]]>
ccfc003296565dff407c28ab1605cfd1
<![CDATA[Perkins Center Juried Exhibition - Moorestown, NJ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards + $600 Purchase Award. Deadline: September 18, 2016

]]>
adbe1901195e13b4009863233394f96e
<![CDATA[15th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival - Indian Wells, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
15 Category Awards. Deadline: October 17, 2016

]]>
261ec1366ef7895344e04f3c5a22a5da
<![CDATA[New Orleans Art Association National Show - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5000+ in awards. Deadline: December 15, 2016

]]>
dd5ae2c58b9247055a76f0933aa701b3
<![CDATA[State of the Arts 2016 - Prairie Village, KS]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,500 in awards. Deadline: August 28, 2016

]]>
ff64d14c17c73800f26ff9cffb5a77c6
<![CDATA[INDA 12 - The 12th International Drawing Annual Book Project]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: December 31, 2016

]]>
b2fd2b0ab341ebf5c6bec8c515818010
<![CDATA[Open Call for Solo Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, award
$1,000 cash award. Deadline: September 15, 2016

]]>
c06d5f22a5959234b87fb177b7f12828
<![CDATA[Craft Hilton Head 2016 - Hilton Head Island, SC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
More than $2500 in awards. Deadline: October 15, 2016

]]>
d4a1c48200af45ac36f0a325b6451c77
<![CDATA[New American Paintings 2016 Northeast Competition - Art Publication]]> Found: deadline
40 winners will appear in the Feb/Mar 2017 edition. Deadline: August 31, 2016

]]>
af61b3201af6e097277488abf1d1acc0
<![CDATA[Beyond Printmaking 5 - Lubbock, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2016

]]>
cac1321a4c3a6b77747db226832c861a
<![CDATA[A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists,]]> Found: opportunity, residency, awarded, awards, award, entr
Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents work by three women who use the female body to explore issues of equity, power, politics, and memory in A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists, on view Saturday, September 3 through Sunday, October 16.
 
Artists Allana Clarke, Lauren Kalman, and Carolina Mayorga implement the body in desperate ways and contribute to a common narrative about body imagery—past and present. These women assert their own agency and address body politics as another construct of power, both internally and externally driven.
 
The trio was brought together by D.C.-based curator Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, who organized the exhibition as part of Target Gallery’s second annual Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition.
 
“History surrounds the viewer in this exhibition, as the past is made present and the present reflects the woes of the past,” said Bryant-Greenwell. “How far have body politics come since the height of the odalisque? What is the new role of the female body in art? These women do not offer concrete answers, but enlist the past to enflame the zeitgeist toward inclusive and critical exploration.”
 
Clarke’s eerie photography series Then and Now Seem to Shift Inside Me, and I Wonder How do you Imagine We Can Live Together in the Future sees the image of a black female body disappearing into the ocean. Her work acknowledges a failed social system, but also speak to an art-historical context that has used bodies like hers for the inclination of the male gaze, as well as male-dominated practicum.  Visitor are challenged to think and look beyond the art gallery itself, and into current events to consider the discourse around body imagery and rights for black women.
 
Kalman’s video work highlights the uncomfortable connection of body image, class, and style in relation to dominance, corruption, and identity. Her videos feature strange nude figures balancing oversized objects, affecting their movements, suggesting an unbalanced relationship between adornment and the female body. By highlighting the conflict of ornamentation and identity, she provokes the viewer to consider societal obsession with both.
 
Mayorga’s photographic series references art-historical images of the Madonna. She turns commentary of the male obsession with the restrictive moral expectations and behaviors of women toward issues of consumerism, gentrification, and class. By using her own face as the Madonna’s, she courts deeper engagement with viewers.
 
Bryant-Greenwell’s exhibition was selected as part of the 2016 Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition by Virginia Treanor, associate curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
“This exhibition provides a space for curators to present ideas to us that generate cross-cultural dialogue,” said Leslie Mounaime, Target Gallery director. “Kayleigh’s brought together work that reflects the ongoing debates and struggles to control women's bodies. We are looking forward to the opportunity to present this exhibition in Target Gallery.”
 
About the Artists
Allana Clarke is a conceptual artist working in video, sculpture, installation, and performance. She has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Madison, Maine; The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont; and the Ordinary Projects in Chicago. At Maryland Institute College of Art, Clarke was the recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture matching fellowship and the Peter W. Brooke Fellowship. She also was awarded the Vermont Studio Civil Society Fellowship. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Mount Royal School of Art at MICA and lives and works in New York and New Jersey.
 
Lauren Kalman is a visual artist based in Detroit, whose practice is invested in contemporary craft, video, photography, and performance. Her work has been on view at the Renwick Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the deCordova Museum. She has work is in private and museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Renwick Gallery, and has been featured in the publications Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Contemporary Craft as well as 40 Under 40: Craft Futures. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Ohio State University and participated in residencies at the Corporation of Yaddo, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Santa Fe Art Institute. In addition, she has received grants from Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, and ISE Cultural Foundation. She has taught courses at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit.
 
Carolina Mayorga has received awards in Colombia and the United States. Her work is represented in private and public collections including the Art Museum of the Americas and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; Andres Institute of Art in Brookline, New Hampshire; and Kronan Sculpture Park in Sweden. She participated in the Fifth Annual Sculpture Symposium of the Andres Institute, the Lulea Winter Biennial in Sweden, and the 4th International Sculpture Symposium in Sweden. Her work has been reviewed in publications in Colombia, Sweden, Spain, and the United States including in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Baltimore City Paper, Winston-Salem Journal, The Nashua Telegraph, The Union Leader, Norrländska Socialdemokraten, and Norrbottens-Kuriren.
 
About the Curator
Based in Washington, D.C., Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a curator, writer, and arts advocate. She explores the intersection of women, arts, and social change through her role as public programs coordinator with the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She has curated shows in conjunction with Project 4 gallery, VisArts, and The D.C. Arts Center in the greater Washington, D.C. region, as well as Peephole Cinema in San Francisco and CUE Art Foundation in New York. She strives to advance the careers of local artists and also developed a professional development seminar as well as residency program for local emerging artists in the Greater D.C. metro area. An arts writer, her work has been featured in The Washington Times, Examiner.com, CBS, Brightest Young Things, and Plinth, among others. Bryant-Greenwell earned her bachelor’s in art history from the University of Maryland, College Park and her master’s in museum studies from the George Washington University.

]]>
25 August 2016, 4:00 am a8877d63a3ca456b4c78a7454fb62b97
<![CDATA[Open Call for Mexican Artists]]> Found: residence, deadline
Deadline: August 26, 2016.

Méxtasis is an open call for Mexican artists to present their work in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York during Bushwick Open Studios. The project aims to present a new perspective on Mexican contemporary art, one that goes beyond cultural stereotypes and offers a new platform of visibility and cultural awareness for a country that is so present in debates surrounding politics and immigration but not enough discussed in relation to art and creativity.

The open call is open to artists of Mexican nationality regardless of their age or country of residence.

Selection announcement: August 29, 2016.
Exhibition (during Bushwick Open Studios): September 30 – October 2, 2016.

Full open call and additional information: www.mextasis.com. Please apply directly through website. For additional information please inquire to curatorial@mextasis.com.

]]>
24 August 2016, 5:43 am d1612f8b29ac76c329f411a784fe72dd
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Photogs]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: September 4, 2016


Hillyer celebrates Fotoweek DC with FORMAT, a small works show featuring photo-based art. All work must be under 10" in any one directions (inclusive of frame). This exhibition will be juried by DC-based photographer and curator, Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah.


Artist Notification: October 12th.
Exhibition Dates: November 4-December 18.
Opening Reception: November 4th, 6-9pm.
Entry Fee: $20 for members / $30 for non-members.
Awards: A Best in Show award will be given in the amount of $100.


Apply: https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/63855

]]>
24 August 2016, 4:00 am d12f7ef919763b5b2e2d8309b733e944
<![CDATA[Call for Entries: The Nude Figure]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
DeadlineSeptember 9, 2016

Apply here.
The Nude Figure will present a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience. The theme of mirroring is a metaphor for the persistence of the nude as a theme in art and our shared visual understandings of the body. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, glass and mixed media.
Jurors Paul DuSold, instructor at the Woodmere Art Museum and Fleisher Art Memorial, and Scott Noel, professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, look to assemble a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience.

AWARDS
$3,000+ in prizes
KEY DATES
Exhibition dates: October 16 - November 19, 2016
                Digital entry deadline: September 9, midnight CST ($45 fee)
                Extended digital entry deadline: September 12, midnight EST ($65 fee)
                Notification of accepted/declined work: September 19
                Artist reception: October 16, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
                Painting lecture with jurors: October 22, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
                Workshop with Paul DuSold: October 29 & 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm           
                Workshop with Scott Noel: November 5 & 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm        

REGISTRATION FEE
$45 for up to two works

]]>
16 August 2016, 8:41 pm 2aa1e725d9585f44acfe48a3dcc44c7c
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Artists]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, entry, entr
Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with The CyberWire, has announced a new open ‘Call for Entry’.

An extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT project, MAP is working with The CyberWire to offer “CREATING CONNECTIONS”, a commission and print replication project.  The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of The CyberWire’s 3rd Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on September 27, 2016.  Applications are due Saturday, August 27, 2016

The goal of CyberWire’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cyber security. The concept of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—may be an important point of departure for creating the commissioned work. This commission is open to submissions from women artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.
We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today.

The CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cyber security domain. In an industry overloaded with information, The CyberWire helps individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them.

The Women in Cyber Security Reception will bring together women from across the region and all different points on the career spectrum. This event will be an opportunity to meet, greet and share a common goal—empowering women to succeed in the cyber security field. Leaders from industry, academia, and government can reconnect and strengthen existing relationships while building new ones. Those just starting out in their careers have the chance to meet the technical and business professionals who are shaping the future of cyber security.

This invitation-only event will be held at the Columbus Center overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
To view the full prospectus, visit http://mdartplace.org/opportunities/maportunities

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:04 pm 240de42095b26441985699a7415c88c2
<![CDATA[Art Maryland 2016]]> Found: deadline, submit, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
Entry deadline: September 2 at 11:59PM.

The Howard County Arts Council in Ellicott City, Maryland, is seeking entries from artists for Art Maryland 2016, a biennial multi-media juried exhibit. A guest juror (TBA) will select the work for the show and award a minimum of $1,000. The exhibit will be on view from October 28 – December 9, 2016 with a reception and juror remarks on November 4 from 6-8pm.

Entry is open to all artists 18 years or older, residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, MD. Artists may submit digital images of up to three works completed in the last two years and not exhibited previously in the HCAC galleries. All work must fit through a standard doorway measuring 54” x 80” and fit appropriately in the HCAC’s two galleries, which total over 2000 square feet, with 9 ½ foot high walls, professional track lighting and hardwood floors. There is a $25 Art Maryland entry fee. The fee is waived for current Howard County Arts Council members. Entry forms are available at hocoarts.org/exhibits.php, at the Howard County Arts Council, or by calling 410-313-2787. 
 
Pam Perna
Community and Web Relations Coordinator
Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:30 am 3054abe0986bef25ccb7dcc5f6574dde
<![CDATA[Help Ellicott City artists]]> Found: opportunity, awards, award
On July 30, Ellicott City’s historic district was devastated by a flash flood. Many artists with studios and galleries in Ellicott City suffered substantial losses of artwork and studio space – severely impacting their ability to earn a living. To provide assistance, the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is establishing Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund to aid these artists on their long road to recovery. The Arts Council will extend its current exhibit, Paint It! Ellicott City 2016, which showcases artwork created during the July 2016 plein air paint-out, through September 30, with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this work donated to the fund. Several Paint It! artists have already generously agreed to donate 100% of their sales to help the relief effort.
 
The Arts Council is also accepting individual donations and is actively seeking a funding partner to match all donations to Re-create. Eligible individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations will be able to apply for emergency funding to help re-establish their capacity to live and work. Funding guidelines and applications will be available soon.
 
How can you help E.C. artists on the road to recovery?
  • Visit the Howard County Center for the Arts to see our Paint It! Ellicott City show and check out the artwork available for purchase
  • Donate to Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund on the Support the Arts page at hocoarts.org (please include Re-create: EC Artist Relief Fund in the purpose section)
  • Join HCAC on September 16th from 6 – 8pm for its Annual Meeting & Grant Awards reception
  • Attend the closing reception for Paint It! on September 30th from 6 – 9pm for a great opportunity to reconnect with local artists and arts organizations and make a contribution to Re-create.
HCAC will also invite local galleries to set up pop-up shops during the reception on September 30 to benefit the fund.
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
8 August 2016, 5:00 am e3719e24aa3a69f8ee6445c1443288ab
<![CDATA[The S&R Washington Award]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award, entre, entr
Deadline: October 15, 2016

The S&R Washington Award recognizes talented artists working in a broad range of disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, music, dance, dramatic arts, film, digital, and interdisciplinary arts.

Winners receive a cash prize of $5,000 to support their career development. 
An additional $5,000 may be awarded to a Grand Prize-winning artist of outstanding ability.

Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs. Award winners are eligible for performances or exhibitions supported by S&R Foundation.

The application period is open from now until October 15, 2016.

Winners will be announced at the end of January 2017. 

To learn more and apply online visit http://sandrfoundation.org/programs/washington-award

Contact Molly Turner at artsprogram@sandr.org with any questions.

]]>
7 August 2016, 8:45 am 5637d2530888047bbf00a4064ebb2dd5
<![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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
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

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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[Photography as Social Conscience: Impassioned Portrayals of Race in the U.S. - Selinsgrove, PA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: November 18, 2016

]]>
ccfc003296565dff407c28ab1605cfd1
<![CDATA[Perkins Center Juried Exhibition - Moorestown, NJ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards + $600 Purchase Award. Deadline: September 18, 2016

]]>
adbe1901195e13b4009863233394f96e
<![CDATA[15th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival - Indian Wells, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
15 Category Awards. Deadline: October 17, 2016

]]>
261ec1366ef7895344e04f3c5a22a5da
<![CDATA[New Orleans Art Association National Show - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5000+ in awards. Deadline: December 15, 2016

]]>
dd5ae2c58b9247055a76f0933aa701b3
<![CDATA[State of the Arts 2016 - Prairie Village, KS]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,500 in awards. Deadline: August 28, 2016

]]>
ff64d14c17c73800f26ff9cffb5a77c6
<![CDATA[INDA 12 - The 12th International Drawing Annual Book Project]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: December 31, 2016

]]>
b2fd2b0ab341ebf5c6bec8c515818010
<![CDATA[Open Call for Solo Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, award
$1,000 cash award. Deadline: September 15, 2016

]]>
c06d5f22a5959234b87fb177b7f12828
<![CDATA[Craft Hilton Head 2016 - Hilton Head Island, SC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
More than $2500 in awards. Deadline: October 15, 2016

]]>
d4a1c48200af45ac36f0a325b6451c77
<![CDATA[New American Paintings 2016 Northeast Competition - Art Publication]]> Found: deadline
40 winners will appear in the Feb/Mar 2017 edition. Deadline: August 31, 2016

]]>
af61b3201af6e097277488abf1d1acc0
<![CDATA[Beyond Printmaking 5 - Lubbock, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2016

]]>
cac1321a4c3a6b77747db226832c861a
<![CDATA[A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists,]]> Found: opportunity, residency, awarded, awards, award, entr
Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents work by three women who use the female body to explore issues of equity, power, politics, and memory in A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists, on view Saturday, September 3 through Sunday, October 16.
 
Artists Allana Clarke, Lauren Kalman, and Carolina Mayorga implement the body in desperate ways and contribute to a common narrative about body imagery—past and present. These women assert their own agency and address body politics as another construct of power, both internally and externally driven.
 
The trio was brought together by D.C.-based curator Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, who organized the exhibition as part of Target Gallery’s second annual Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition.
 
“History surrounds the viewer in this exhibition, as the past is made present and the present reflects the woes of the past,” said Bryant-Greenwell. “How far have body politics come since the height of the odalisque? What is the new role of the female body in art? These women do not offer concrete answers, but enlist the past to enflame the zeitgeist toward inclusive and critical exploration.”
 
Clarke’s eerie photography series Then and Now Seem to Shift Inside Me, and I Wonder How do you Imagine We Can Live Together in the Future sees the image of a black female body disappearing into the ocean. Her work acknowledges a failed social system, but also speak to an art-historical context that has used bodies like hers for the inclination of the male gaze, as well as male-dominated practicum.  Visitor are challenged to think and look beyond the art gallery itself, and into current events to consider the discourse around body imagery and rights for black women.
 
Kalman’s video work highlights the uncomfortable connection of body image, class, and style in relation to dominance, corruption, and identity. Her videos feature strange nude figures balancing oversized objects, affecting their movements, suggesting an unbalanced relationship between adornment and the female body. By highlighting the conflict of ornamentation and identity, she provokes the viewer to consider societal obsession with both.
 
Mayorga’s photographic series references art-historical images of the Madonna. She turns commentary of the male obsession with the restrictive moral expectations and behaviors of women toward issues of consumerism, gentrification, and class. By using her own face as the Madonna’s, she courts deeper engagement with viewers.
 
Bryant-Greenwell’s exhibition was selected as part of the 2016 Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition by Virginia Treanor, associate curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
“This exhibition provides a space for curators to present ideas to us that generate cross-cultural dialogue,” said Leslie Mounaime, Target Gallery director. “Kayleigh’s brought together work that reflects the ongoing debates and struggles to control women's bodies. We are looking forward to the opportunity to present this exhibition in Target Gallery.”
 
About the Artists
Allana Clarke is a conceptual artist working in video, sculpture, installation, and performance. She has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Madison, Maine; The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont; and the Ordinary Projects in Chicago. At Maryland Institute College of Art, Clarke was the recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture matching fellowship and the Peter W. Brooke Fellowship. She also was awarded the Vermont Studio Civil Society Fellowship. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Mount Royal School of Art at MICA and lives and works in New York and New Jersey.
 
Lauren Kalman is a visual artist based in Detroit, whose practice is invested in contemporary craft, video, photography, and performance. Her work has been on view at the Renwick Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the deCordova Museum. She has work is in private and museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Renwick Gallery, and has been featured in the publications Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Contemporary Craft as well as 40 Under 40: Craft Futures. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Ohio State University and participated in residencies at the Corporation of Yaddo, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Santa Fe Art Institute. In addition, she has received grants from Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, and ISE Cultural Foundation. She has taught courses at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit.
 
Carolina Mayorga has received awards in Colombia and the United States. Her work is represented in private and public collections including the Art Museum of the Americas and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; Andres Institute of Art in Brookline, New Hampshire; and Kronan Sculpture Park in Sweden. She participated in the Fifth Annual Sculpture Symposium of the Andres Institute, the Lulea Winter Biennial in Sweden, and the 4th International Sculpture Symposium in Sweden. Her work has been reviewed in publications in Colombia, Sweden, Spain, and the United States including in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Baltimore City Paper, Winston-Salem Journal, The Nashua Telegraph, The Union Leader, Norrländska Socialdemokraten, and Norrbottens-Kuriren.
 
About the Curator
Based in Washington, D.C., Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a curator, writer, and arts advocate. She explores the intersection of women, arts, and social change through her role as public programs coordinator with the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She has curated shows in conjunction with Project 4 gallery, VisArts, and The D.C. Arts Center in the greater Washington, D.C. region, as well as Peephole Cinema in San Francisco and CUE Art Foundation in New York. She strives to advance the careers of local artists and also developed a professional development seminar as well as residency program for local emerging artists in the Greater D.C. metro area. An arts writer, her work has been featured in The Washington Times, Examiner.com, CBS, Brightest Young Things, and Plinth, among others. Bryant-Greenwell earned her bachelor’s in art history from the University of Maryland, College Park and her master’s in museum studies from the George Washington University.

]]>
25 August 2016, 4:00 am a8877d63a3ca456b4c78a7454fb62b97
<![CDATA[Open Call for Mexican Artists]]> Found: residence, deadline
Deadline: August 26, 2016.

Méxtasis is an open call for Mexican artists to present their work in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York during Bushwick Open Studios. The project aims to present a new perspective on Mexican contemporary art, one that goes beyond cultural stereotypes and offers a new platform of visibility and cultural awareness for a country that is so present in debates surrounding politics and immigration but not enough discussed in relation to art and creativity.

The open call is open to artists of Mexican nationality regardless of their age or country of residence.

Selection announcement: August 29, 2016.
Exhibition (during Bushwick Open Studios): September 30 – October 2, 2016.

Full open call and additional information: www.mextasis.com. Please apply directly through website. For additional information please inquire to curatorial@mextasis.com.

]]>
24 August 2016, 5:43 am d1612f8b29ac76c329f411a784fe72dd
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Photogs]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: September 4, 2016


Hillyer celebrates Fotoweek DC with FORMAT, a small works show featuring photo-based art. All work must be under 10" in any one directions (inclusive of frame). This exhibition will be juried by DC-based photographer and curator, Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah.


Artist Notification: October 12th.
Exhibition Dates: November 4-December 18.
Opening Reception: November 4th, 6-9pm.
Entry Fee: $20 for members / $30 for non-members.
Awards: A Best in Show award will be given in the amount of $100.


Apply: https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/63855

]]>
24 August 2016, 4:00 am d12f7ef919763b5b2e2d8309b733e944
<![CDATA[Call for Entries: The Nude Figure]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
DeadlineSeptember 9, 2016

Apply here.
The Nude Figure will present a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience. The theme of mirroring is a metaphor for the persistence of the nude as a theme in art and our shared visual understandings of the body. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, glass and mixed media.
Jurors Paul DuSold, instructor at the Woodmere Art Museum and Fleisher Art Memorial, and Scott Noel, professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, look to assemble a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience.

AWARDS
$3,000+ in prizes
KEY DATES
Exhibition dates: October 16 - November 19, 2016
                Digital entry deadline: September 9, midnight CST ($45 fee)
                Extended digital entry deadline: September 12, midnight EST ($65 fee)
                Notification of accepted/declined work: September 19
                Artist reception: October 16, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
                Painting lecture with jurors: October 22, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
                Workshop with Paul DuSold: October 29 & 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm           
                Workshop with Scott Noel: November 5 & 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm        

REGISTRATION FEE
$45 for up to two works

]]>
16 August 2016, 8:41 pm 2aa1e725d9585f44acfe48a3dcc44c7c
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Artists]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, entry, entr
Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with The CyberWire, has announced a new open ‘Call for Entry’.

An extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT project, MAP is working with The CyberWire to offer “CREATING CONNECTIONS”, a commission and print replication project.  The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of The CyberWire’s 3rd Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on September 27, 2016.  Applications are due Saturday, August 27, 2016

The goal of CyberWire’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cyber security. The concept of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—may be an important point of departure for creating the commissioned work. This commission is open to submissions from women artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.
We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today.

The CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cyber security domain. In an industry overloaded with information, The CyberWire helps individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them.

The Women in Cyber Security Reception will bring together women from across the region and all different points on the career spectrum. This event will be an opportunity to meet, greet and share a common goal—empowering women to succeed in the cyber security field. Leaders from industry, academia, and government can reconnect and strengthen existing relationships while building new ones. Those just starting out in their careers have the chance to meet the technical and business professionals who are shaping the future of cyber security.

This invitation-only event will be held at the Columbus Center overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
To view the full prospectus, visit http://mdartplace.org/opportunities/maportunities

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:04 pm 240de42095b26441985699a7415c88c2
<![CDATA[Art Maryland 2016]]> Found: deadline, submit, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
Entry deadline: September 2 at 11:59PM.

The Howard County Arts Council in Ellicott City, Maryland, is seeking entries from artists for Art Maryland 2016, a biennial multi-media juried exhibit. A guest juror (TBA) will select the work for the show and award a minimum of $1,000. The exhibit will be on view from October 28 – December 9, 2016 with a reception and juror remarks on November 4 from 6-8pm.

Entry is open to all artists 18 years or older, residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, MD. Artists may submit digital images of up to three works completed in the last two years and not exhibited previously in the HCAC galleries. All work must fit through a standard doorway measuring 54” x 80” and fit appropriately in the HCAC’s two galleries, which total over 2000 square feet, with 9 ½ foot high walls, professional track lighting and hardwood floors. There is a $25 Art Maryland entry fee. The fee is waived for current Howard County Arts Council members. Entry forms are available at hocoarts.org/exhibits.php, at the Howard County Arts Council, or by calling 410-313-2787. 
 
Pam Perna
Community and Web Relations Coordinator
Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:30 am 3054abe0986bef25ccb7dcc5f6574dde
<![CDATA[Help Ellicott City artists]]> Found: opportunity, awards, award
On July 30, Ellicott City’s historic district was devastated by a flash flood. Many artists with studios and galleries in Ellicott City suffered substantial losses of artwork and studio space – severely impacting their ability to earn a living. To provide assistance, the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is establishing Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund to aid these artists on their long road to recovery. The Arts Council will extend its current exhibit, Paint It! Ellicott City 2016, which showcases artwork created during the July 2016 plein air paint-out, through September 30, with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this work donated to the fund. Several Paint It! artists have already generously agreed to donate 100% of their sales to help the relief effort.
 
The Arts Council is also accepting individual donations and is actively seeking a funding partner to match all donations to Re-create. Eligible individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations will be able to apply for emergency funding to help re-establish their capacity to live and work. Funding guidelines and applications will be available soon.
 
How can you help E.C. artists on the road to recovery?
  • Visit the Howard County Center for the Arts to see our Paint It! Ellicott City show and check out the artwork available for purchase
  • Donate to Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund on the Support the Arts page at hocoarts.org (please include Re-create: EC Artist Relief Fund in the purpose section)
  • Join HCAC on September 16th from 6 – 8pm for its Annual Meeting & Grant Awards reception
  • Attend the closing reception for Paint It! on September 30th from 6 – 9pm for a great opportunity to reconnect with local artists and arts organizations and make a contribution to Re-create.
HCAC will also invite local galleries to set up pop-up shops during the reception on September 30 to benefit the fund.
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
8 August 2016, 5:00 am e3719e24aa3a69f8ee6445c1443288ab
<![CDATA[The S&R Washington Award]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award, entre, entr
Deadline: October 15, 2016

The S&R Washington Award recognizes talented artists working in a broad range of disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, music, dance, dramatic arts, film, digital, and interdisciplinary arts.

Winners receive a cash prize of $5,000 to support their career development. 
An additional $5,000 may be awarded to a Grand Prize-winning artist of outstanding ability.

Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs. Award winners are eligible for performances or exhibitions supported by S&R Foundation.

The application period is open from now until October 15, 2016.

Winners will be announced at the end of January 2017. 

To learn more and apply online visit http://sandrfoundation.org/programs/washington-award

Contact Molly Turner at artsprogram@sandr.org with any questions.

]]>
7 August 2016, 8:45 am 5637d2530888047bbf00a4064ebb2dd5
<![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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
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

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

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/turbulenceorg

]]>
22 September 2015, 8:59 am 0d00efb231be5db75557e1d8650da5e0
<![CDATA[Photography as Social Conscience: Impassioned Portrayals of Race in the U.S. - Selinsgrove, PA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: November 18, 2016

]]>
ccfc003296565dff407c28ab1605cfd1
<![CDATA[Perkins Center Juried Exhibition - Moorestown, NJ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,100 in awards + $600 Purchase Award. Deadline: September 18, 2016

]]>
adbe1901195e13b4009863233394f96e
<![CDATA[15th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival - Indian Wells, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
15 Category Awards. Deadline: October 17, 2016

]]>
261ec1366ef7895344e04f3c5a22a5da
<![CDATA[New Orleans Art Association National Show - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5000+ in awards. Deadline: December 15, 2016

]]>
dd5ae2c58b9247055a76f0933aa701b3
<![CDATA[State of the Arts 2016 - Prairie Village, KS]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,500 in awards. Deadline: August 28, 2016

]]>
ff64d14c17c73800f26ff9cffb5a77c6
<![CDATA[INDA 12 - The 12th International Drawing Annual Book Project]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: December 31, 2016

]]>
b2fd2b0ab341ebf5c6bec8c515818010
<![CDATA[Open Call for Solo Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, award
$1,000 cash award. Deadline: September 15, 2016

]]>
c06d5f22a5959234b87fb177b7f12828
<![CDATA[Craft Hilton Head 2016 - Hilton Head Island, SC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
More than $2500 in awards. Deadline: October 15, 2016

]]>
d4a1c48200af45ac36f0a325b6451c77
<![CDATA[New American Paintings 2016 Northeast Competition - Art Publication]]> Found: deadline
40 winners will appear in the Feb/Mar 2017 edition. Deadline: August 31, 2016

]]>
af61b3201af6e097277488abf1d1acc0
<![CDATA[Beyond Printmaking 5 - Lubbock, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2016

]]>
cac1321a4c3a6b77747db226832c861a
<![CDATA[A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists,]]> Found: opportunity, residency, awarded, awards, award, entr
Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents work by three women who use the female body to explore issues of equity, power, politics, and memory in A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists, on view Saturday, September 3 through Sunday, October 16.
 
Artists Allana Clarke, Lauren Kalman, and Carolina Mayorga implement the body in desperate ways and contribute to a common narrative about body imagery—past and present. These women assert their own agency and address body politics as another construct of power, both internally and externally driven.
 
The trio was brought together by D.C.-based curator Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, who organized the exhibition as part of Target Gallery’s second annual Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition.
 
“History surrounds the viewer in this exhibition, as the past is made present and the present reflects the woes of the past,” said Bryant-Greenwell. “How far have body politics come since the height of the odalisque? What is the new role of the female body in art? These women do not offer concrete answers, but enlist the past to enflame the zeitgeist toward inclusive and critical exploration.”
 
Clarke’s eerie photography series Then and Now Seem to Shift Inside Me, and I Wonder How do you Imagine We Can Live Together in the Future sees the image of a black female body disappearing into the ocean. Her work acknowledges a failed social system, but also speak to an art-historical context that has used bodies like hers for the inclination of the male gaze, as well as male-dominated practicum.  Visitor are challenged to think and look beyond the art gallery itself, and into current events to consider the discourse around body imagery and rights for black women.
 
Kalman’s video work highlights the uncomfortable connection of body image, class, and style in relation to dominance, corruption, and identity. Her videos feature strange nude figures balancing oversized objects, affecting their movements, suggesting an unbalanced relationship between adornment and the female body. By highlighting the conflict of ornamentation and identity, she provokes the viewer to consider societal obsession with both.
 
Mayorga’s photographic series references art-historical images of the Madonna. She turns commentary of the male obsession with the restrictive moral expectations and behaviors of women toward issues of consumerism, gentrification, and class. By using her own face as the Madonna’s, she courts deeper engagement with viewers.
 
Bryant-Greenwell’s exhibition was selected as part of the 2016 Open Call for Curatorial Proposals competition by Virginia Treanor, associate curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
“This exhibition provides a space for curators to present ideas to us that generate cross-cultural dialogue,” said Leslie Mounaime, Target Gallery director. “Kayleigh’s brought together work that reflects the ongoing debates and struggles to control women's bodies. We are looking forward to the opportunity to present this exhibition in Target Gallery.”
 
About the Artists
Allana Clarke is a conceptual artist working in video, sculpture, installation, and performance. She has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Madison, Maine; The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont; and the Ordinary Projects in Chicago. At Maryland Institute College of Art, Clarke was the recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture matching fellowship and the Peter W. Brooke Fellowship. She also was awarded the Vermont Studio Civil Society Fellowship. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Mount Royal School of Art at MICA and lives and works in New York and New Jersey.
 
Lauren Kalman is a visual artist based in Detroit, whose practice is invested in contemporary craft, video, photography, and performance. Her work has been on view at the Renwick Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the deCordova Museum. She has work is in private and museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Renwick Gallery, and has been featured in the publications Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Contemporary Craft as well as 40 Under 40: Craft Futures. She holds a master’s of fine art from the Ohio State University and participated in residencies at the Corporation of Yaddo, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Santa Fe Art Institute. In addition, she has received grants from Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, and ISE Cultural Foundation. She has taught courses at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit.
 
Carolina Mayorga has received awards in Colombia and the United States. Her work is represented in private and public collections including the Art Museum of the Americas and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; Andres Institute of Art in Brookline, New Hampshire; and Kronan Sculpture Park in Sweden. She participated in the Fifth Annual Sculpture Symposium of the Andres Institute, the Lulea Winter Biennial in Sweden, and the 4th International Sculpture Symposium in Sweden. Her work has been reviewed in publications in Colombia, Sweden, Spain, and the United States including in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Baltimore City Paper, Winston-Salem Journal, The Nashua Telegraph, The Union Leader, Norrländska Socialdemokraten, and Norrbottens-Kuriren.
 
About the Curator
Based in Washington, D.C., Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a curator, writer, and arts advocate. She explores the intersection of women, arts, and social change through her role as public programs coordinator with the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She has curated shows in conjunction with Project 4 gallery, VisArts, and The D.C. Arts Center in the greater Washington, D.C. region, as well as Peephole Cinema in San Francisco and CUE Art Foundation in New York. She strives to advance the careers of local artists and also developed a professional development seminar as well as residency program for local emerging artists in the Greater D.C. metro area. An arts writer, her work has been featured in The Washington Times, Examiner.com, CBS, Brightest Young Things, and Plinth, among others. Bryant-Greenwell earned her bachelor’s in art history from the University of Maryland, College Park and her master’s in museum studies from the George Washington University.

]]>
25 August 2016, 4:00 am a8877d63a3ca456b4c78a7454fb62b97
<![CDATA[Open Call for Mexican Artists]]> Found: residence, deadline
Deadline: August 26, 2016.

Méxtasis is an open call for Mexican artists to present their work in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York during Bushwick Open Studios. The project aims to present a new perspective on Mexican contemporary art, one that goes beyond cultural stereotypes and offers a new platform of visibility and cultural awareness for a country that is so present in debates surrounding politics and immigration but not enough discussed in relation to art and creativity.

The open call is open to artists of Mexican nationality regardless of their age or country of residence.

Selection announcement: August 29, 2016.
Exhibition (during Bushwick Open Studios): September 30 – October 2, 2016.

Full open call and additional information: www.mextasis.com. Please apply directly through website. For additional information please inquire to curatorial@mextasis.com.

]]>
24 August 2016, 5:43 am d1612f8b29ac76c329f411a784fe72dd
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Photogs]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: September 4, 2016


Hillyer celebrates Fotoweek DC with FORMAT, a small works show featuring photo-based art. All work must be under 10" in any one directions (inclusive of frame). This exhibition will be juried by DC-based photographer and curator, Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah.


Artist Notification: October 12th.
Exhibition Dates: November 4-December 18.
Opening Reception: November 4th, 6-9pm.
Entry Fee: $20 for members / $30 for non-members.
Awards: A Best in Show award will be given in the amount of $100.


Apply: https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/63855

]]>
24 August 2016, 4:00 am d12f7ef919763b5b2e2d8309b733e944
<![CDATA[Call for Entries: The Nude Figure]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
DeadlineSeptember 9, 2016

Apply here.
The Nude Figure will present a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience. The theme of mirroring is a metaphor for the persistence of the nude as a theme in art and our shared visual understandings of the body. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, glass and mixed media.
Jurors Paul DuSold, instructor at the Woodmere Art Museum and Fleisher Art Memorial, and Scott Noel, professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, look to assemble a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience.

AWARDS
$3,000+ in prizes
KEY DATES
Exhibition dates: October 16 - November 19, 2016
                Digital entry deadline: September 9, midnight CST ($45 fee)
                Extended digital entry deadline: September 12, midnight EST ($65 fee)
                Notification of accepted/declined work: September 19
                Artist reception: October 16, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
                Painting lecture with jurors: October 22, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
                Workshop with Paul DuSold: October 29 & 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm           
                Workshop with Scott Noel: November 5 & 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm        

REGISTRATION FEE
$45 for up to two works

]]>
16 August 2016, 8:41 pm 2aa1e725d9585f44acfe48a3dcc44c7c
<![CDATA[Opportunity for Artists]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, entry, entr
Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with The CyberWire, has announced a new open ‘Call for Entry’.

An extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT project, MAP is working with The CyberWire to offer “CREATING CONNECTIONS”, a commission and print replication project.  The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of The CyberWire’s 3rd Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on September 27, 2016.  Applications are due Saturday, August 27, 2016

The goal of CyberWire’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cyber security. The concept of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—may be an important point of departure for creating the commissioned work. This commission is open to submissions from women artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.
We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today.

The CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cyber security domain. In an industry overloaded with information, The CyberWire helps individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them.

The Women in Cyber Security Reception will bring together women from across the region and all different points on the career spectrum. This event will be an opportunity to meet, greet and share a common goal—empowering women to succeed in the cyber security field. Leaders from industry, academia, and government can reconnect and strengthen existing relationships while building new ones. Those just starting out in their careers have the chance to meet the technical and business professionals who are shaping the future of cyber security.

This invitation-only event will be held at the Columbus Center overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
To view the full prospectus, visit http://mdartplace.org/opportunities/maportunities

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:04 pm 240de42095b26441985699a7415c88c2
<![CDATA[Art Maryland 2016]]> Found: deadline, submit, award, juror, entry, entr, entries
Entry deadline: September 2 at 11:59PM.

The Howard County Arts Council in Ellicott City, Maryland, is seeking entries from artists for Art Maryland 2016, a biennial multi-media juried exhibit. A guest juror (TBA) will select the work for the show and award a minimum of $1,000. The exhibit will be on view from October 28 – December 9, 2016 with a reception and juror remarks on November 4 from 6-8pm.

Entry is open to all artists 18 years or older, residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, MD. Artists may submit digital images of up to three works completed in the last two years and not exhibited previously in the HCAC galleries. All work must fit through a standard doorway measuring 54” x 80” and fit appropriately in the HCAC’s two galleries, which total over 2000 square feet, with 9 ½ foot high walls, professional track lighting and hardwood floors. There is a $25 Art Maryland entry fee. The fee is waived for current Howard County Arts Council members. Entry forms are available at hocoarts.org/exhibits.php, at the Howard County Arts Council, or by calling 410-313-2787. 
 
Pam Perna
Community and Web Relations Coordinator
Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
14 August 2016, 3:30 am 3054abe0986bef25ccb7dcc5f6574dde
<![CDATA[Help Ellicott City artists]]> Found: opportunity, awards, award
On July 30, Ellicott City’s historic district was devastated by a flash flood. Many artists with studios and galleries in Ellicott City suffered substantial losses of artwork and studio space – severely impacting their ability to earn a living. To provide assistance, the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is establishing Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund to aid these artists on their long road to recovery. The Arts Council will extend its current exhibit, Paint It! Ellicott City 2016, which showcases artwork created during the July 2016 plein air paint-out, through September 30, with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this work donated to the fund. Several Paint It! artists have already generously agreed to donate 100% of their sales to help the relief effort.
 
The Arts Council is also accepting individual donations and is actively seeking a funding partner to match all donations to Re-create. Eligible individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations will be able to apply for emergency funding to help re-establish their capacity to live and work. Funding guidelines and applications will be available soon.
 
How can you help E.C. artists on the road to recovery?
  • Visit the Howard County Center for the Arts to see our Paint It! Ellicott City show and check out the artwork available for purchase
  • Donate to Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund on the Support the Arts page at hocoarts.org (please include Re-create: EC Artist Relief Fund in the purpose section)
  • Join HCAC on September 16th from 6 – 8pm for its Annual Meeting & Grant Awards reception
  • Attend the closing reception for Paint It! on September 30th from 6 – 9pm for a great opportunity to reconnect with local artists and arts organizations and make a contribution to Re-create.
HCAC will also invite local galleries to set up pop-up shops during the reception on September 30 to benefit the fund.
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
p: 410.313.ARTS
f: 410.313.2790

]]>
8 August 2016, 5:00 am e3719e24aa3a69f8ee6445c1443288ab
<![CDATA[The S&R Washington Award]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award, entre, entr
Deadline: October 15, 2016

The S&R Washington Award recognizes talented artists working in a broad range of disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, music, dance, dramatic arts, film, digital, and interdisciplinary arts.

Winners receive a cash prize of $5,000 to support their career development. 
An additional $5,000 may be awarded to a Grand Prize-winning artist of outstanding ability.

Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs. Award winners are eligible for performances or exhibitions supported by S&R Foundation.

The application period is open from now until October 15, 2016.

Winners will be announced at the end of January 2017. 

To learn more and apply online visit http://sandrfoundation.org/programs/washington-award

Contact Molly Turner at artsprogram@sandr.org with any questions.

]]>
7 August 2016, 8:45 am 5637d2530888047bbf00a4064ebb2dd5