ArsRSS Calls and Opportunities http://net18reaching.org/artrss/ Current Term Specific News Feed en-us Mon, 29 May 2017 03:00:01 -0500 240 <![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
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Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition - Twentynine Palms, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show - Blue Ridge, GA]]> Found: deadline
$5,000 in cash prizes. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Festival in the Park - Charlotte, NC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Louisiana Contemporary - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Up to $3,000 in awards. Deadline: June 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[43rd Annual Art in the Park - Lake Odessa, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils - Saint George, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: July 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[2017 Art Kudos International Juried Competition - Online]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,500 in cash awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[14th Annual Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition - N. Easton, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: July 8, 2017

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<![CDATA[32nd Annual National Juried Fine Art and Photography Show and Sale - Louisville, CO]]> Found: deadline
$3,000 in cash and prizes. Deadline: July 7, 2017

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<![CDATA[Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition - Lynchburg, VA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $2,500 in awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[Call for Proposals]]> Found: opportunity, deadline, submit
Deadline: June 5, 2017.

1708 Gallery invites US-based and international artists and curators to submit proposals for the 2018 and 2019 exhibition seasons. Applying students must have graduated before their proposed exhibition dates. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in the 1708 Gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered. Selected proposals will be given an exhibition period of approximately six weeks, a $1000 honorarium, and shipping, travel, installation and exhibition support. 1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunity and space for experimentation, freedom and artistic growth, while promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. We also support artists’ professional development through creation and facilitation of public or educational programming; interaction with collectors; and engagement with diverse audiences.

Application Fee: $20.

Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Erin Willett with any questions at ewillett@1708gallery.org or 804.643.1708. For more information visit www.1708gallery.org.

To submit a proposal visit https://fs2.formsite.com/1708gallery/form18/index.html

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26 May 2017, 5:00 am cd15a4fd52db35fc69d47ba8ed48ce5f
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: June 7, 2017.


Create/Change is an all-media, juried exhibition that will feature work that examines the idea of artist/s as citizens. Artists who, through their work, reimagine the traditional notions of art-making, and who contribute to society either through the transformative power of their artistic abilities, or through proactive social engagement with the arts, advancing equity, empathy, sustainability, and social justice through art and culture. This exhibition is open to all artists living and working in the United States.


To apply visit, https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/85510/create-change

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25 May 2017, 5:31 am 6b0be19eb7a60e62d999eee1e73bda7b
<![CDATA[Washington Women's Art Center]]> Found: submissions, submission, juror
Were you a member of the Washington Women's Art Center or know someone that was?

In the summer of 2018, the Alper Initiative will have two juried exhibits that will honor the Washington Women’s Arts Center, the feminist arts organization in the DC metropolitan area in the 1970s - 80s.

They are soliciting work from former members and exhibitors of the WWAC!

 
1)      The first exhibition in the Alper Initiative space will feature work made between 1975 and 1985 to provide a historic context for the WWAC. It will be accompanied by a catalogue.

2)     The second exhibition will feature current work by artists who were former members and exhibitors of the WWAC between 1975 and 1985.


Please visit this website for more information on the exhibitions and the submission process.

 
Because not all submissions will be selected by the juror for physical display at the museum, the museum plans to include a slide show identifying all former members.  Therefore, all former members are encouraged to send a high resolution headshot and image of their work (300 DPI), as well as a short quote about what the WWAC meant to them for inclusion in the slideshow to aiwa@american.edu.

So, please begin gathering your materials and share this information!



Remember to join their WWAC Facebook page, Memories of the Washington Women’s Arts Center.
 
Contact Judith Benderson, former WWAC board member and Managing Director (1983-1985) at judypainter@comcast.net, or aiwa@american.edu with any questions.

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24 May 2017, 5:00 am 6244eb5e935d60f7d7e537d98e6788b1
<![CDATA[Apply Now - 2018 Maryland Individual Artist Award]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award
Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) recognizes outstanding artistic achievement through the Individual Artist Awards (IAA) program. Grants of $1,000-$6,000 honor the unique contributions of Maryland artists to the state's creative economy and help support artists to advance their craft. 

The 2018 IAA application is now open to Maryland artists in the following categories: 
  • Non-Classical Music: Composition
  • Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Playwriting
  • Visual Arts: Crafts
  • Visual Arts: Photography

MSAC partners with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) to administer the IAA program.

Applicants can access IAA guidelines, application, and application assistance resources by scrolling down to the "Maryland" section here on MAAF's website

The deadline for 2018 applications is
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm EST
 
All applications must be submitted online.

MSAC and MAAF will offer two webinars to guide IAA applicants through the application process. Advance registration is required. 

Monday, May 22, 2017, 1:00-2:30 PM - Register here
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00-11:30 AM - Register here

Good luck! (I've applied like a million times and never been a winner - but will continue to try!)

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20 May 2017, 4:00 am 5b922e010b0e44c27d738cf1bab68704
<![CDATA[The Hat Show]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entr, entries
If you are a DMV area artist, gallerist, art dealer, college/university art faculty, museum director or curator, and do not know who Steven Krensly is, then you are woefully out of tune with the DMV art scene.

Krensky is easily one of the most visible faces at nearly every DC area art opening or event - not just because he's a good looking feller (which he is), but mostly because of his haberdashery... and also one of the DMV's premier art collectors.

To say that the Krenskiester stands out in a crowd is a gross under-estimattion.

Krensky is really plugged into the scene - he attends nearly every student/MFA art show around the region, and often discovers artists waaaay before most gallerists, curators, etc.

And as a result, he also has the planet's largest art collection focused (mostly) on DC area artists. And when I say large... I mean humongous collection: 100s and 100s of artists.

Anywhooooo.... Krensky, together with his wife Linda, also often dabbles in curating some exhibitions and he's got a really interesting call for artists for his next one:
Artists and Makers Studios is proud to host The Wearable Hat Show – with Steven Krensky at both A&M locations

This exhibit, curated by Steven Krensky and a mystery juror, will offer artists in the metro area an opportunity to make a statement through the art of the hat. Pick a hat form, any hat will do. Paint it, stitch it, weld it, glue it, glass it, bead it, weave it together with wire or string or any old thing. Your hat can be a reflection of your daily creative process, make a political statement, it can be whimsical, flattering, or funny. It must be functional, but need not be comfortable. Your hat must be for sale!
Artists whose work has been selected will be shown at both locations – the Reception Gallery at Parklawn, and in our Wilkins Avenue Merge Gallery for this month long exhibit. Hats will be pinned to the walls, or displayed on pedestals, at the gallerist’s discretion. Artists & Makers Studios will take a nominal 25% commission on sales from this exhibit. The artist should insure their own work for the duration of the exhibit if necessary.
Submission Requirements
****Submissions due on or before August 1st before 4pm, notification by August 9th.
Accepted work must be delivered to/and picked up from the assigned gallery, no shipments of artwork will be accepted.
Delivery date deadline, Sept 5th – 10-4 (Parklawn or Wilkins in Rockville)
Opening, Sept 8th from 6-9pm
Show ends Sept. 27th
Pick-up of unsold work Sept. 28th, 29th, 30th – 10-4
Artists may submit up to 5 jpegs of their work for consideration. The curator will choose works appropriate for public display from among all of the works submitted, and will include as many artists as possible. An artist may have one or more works accepted for exhibit. All work must be available for sale, and functional.
All entries must be submitted electronically in JPG format only. Email your images along with the completed form below to: judith@artistsandmakersstudios.com Please type Hat Show and your last name in the email subject line. For example: Hat Show/heartsong.
Images should be sized at no more than 1024 by 768 pixels, and less than 1 megabite in disk space size. Image file names must include artist’s last name and title of the piece in the following format: 
(ArtistLastName_ImageTitle.JPG) example: vanGogh_StarryNight.jpg
Click here to get a pdf of HAT Call for Entries 2017

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15 May 2017, 5:33 pm 8317b1e3950ac86b46c5fb8c2fe0d11a
<![CDATA[Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is today and tomorrow]]> Found: opportunity
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
May 13, 10am - 6pm and May 14, 10am - 5pm


Located on Norfolk, Auburn & Del Ray Avenues, the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will feature fine art created by 130 of the nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.

Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.



Join them for a unique shopping experience in downtown Bethesda. Browse jewelry, furniture, painting, photography, sculpture and more. 


Again: Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.


Cool date opportunity! See ya there!

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13 May 2017, 5:00 am c46dd9e4ef615bb8548bdb05e8728de1
<![CDATA[For your CV]]> Found: deadline, submit, entry, entr
In my "Bootcamp for Artists" series of seminars, one of the guerrilla tactics that I share and teach is how to build your art exhibition resume, and the key importance of having it for grants, residencies, and of course: sales.


Wanna add a group show to your resume and also contribute to a good cause?


CALL FOR POSTCARDS / DEADLINE MAY 19TH

Wish You Were Here 16
A.I.R. Gallery's Annual Postcard Show

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce its 16th annual postcard show, Wish You Were Here, which will take place in the entry gallery of our Plymouth Street location from May 25 - June 25, 2017. This inclusive event both raises valuable funds for A.I.R. programs and makes affordable artwork available to the public. Past Wish You Were Here exhibitions have included work by notable artists like Mary Beth Edelson, Dottie Attie, Mary Grigoriadis, and Barbara Zucker.

We invite artists from all over the world - female / male / cis / trans / gender nonconforming / neutral -  to participate by donating 1 postcard-sized work (4 x 6 inches) in any medium. Each original work is sold for $45 on a first come first serve basis and the buyer will take the work with them at the time of the sale. All proceeds go to benefit A.I.R. programming and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

FREE ENTRY & ALL WORKS ACCEPTED!
For more information and to submit work for the annual postcard show, click here.

Deadline is May 19, 2017 at 6pm.

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10 May 2017, 4:30 am 5c7f9f30f1694433fc51459d75b2db3b
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
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Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition - Twentynine Palms, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show - Blue Ridge, GA]]> Found: deadline
$5,000 in cash prizes. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Festival in the Park - Charlotte, NC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Louisiana Contemporary - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Up to $3,000 in awards. Deadline: June 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[43rd Annual Art in the Park - Lake Odessa, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils - Saint George, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: July 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[2017 Art Kudos International Juried Competition - Online]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,500 in cash awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[14th Annual Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition - N. Easton, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: July 8, 2017

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<![CDATA[32nd Annual National Juried Fine Art and Photography Show and Sale - Louisville, CO]]> Found: deadline
$3,000 in cash and prizes. Deadline: July 7, 2017

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<![CDATA[Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition - Lynchburg, VA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $2,500 in awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[Call for Proposals]]> Found: opportunity, deadline, submit
Deadline: June 5, 2017.

1708 Gallery invites US-based and international artists and curators to submit proposals for the 2018 and 2019 exhibition seasons. Applying students must have graduated before their proposed exhibition dates. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in the 1708 Gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered. Selected proposals will be given an exhibition period of approximately six weeks, a $1000 honorarium, and shipping, travel, installation and exhibition support. 1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunity and space for experimentation, freedom and artistic growth, while promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. We also support artists’ professional development through creation and facilitation of public or educational programming; interaction with collectors; and engagement with diverse audiences.

Application Fee: $20.

Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Erin Willett with any questions at ewillett@1708gallery.org or 804.643.1708. For more information visit www.1708gallery.org.

To submit a proposal visit https://fs2.formsite.com/1708gallery/form18/index.html

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26 May 2017, 5:00 am cd15a4fd52db35fc69d47ba8ed48ce5f
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: June 7, 2017.


Create/Change is an all-media, juried exhibition that will feature work that examines the idea of artist/s as citizens. Artists who, through their work, reimagine the traditional notions of art-making, and who contribute to society either through the transformative power of their artistic abilities, or through proactive social engagement with the arts, advancing equity, empathy, sustainability, and social justice through art and culture. This exhibition is open to all artists living and working in the United States.


To apply visit, https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/85510/create-change

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25 May 2017, 5:31 am 6b0be19eb7a60e62d999eee1e73bda7b
<![CDATA[Washington Women's Art Center]]> Found: submissions, submission, juror
Were you a member of the Washington Women's Art Center or know someone that was?

In the summer of 2018, the Alper Initiative will have two juried exhibits that will honor the Washington Women’s Arts Center, the feminist arts organization in the DC metropolitan area in the 1970s - 80s.

They are soliciting work from former members and exhibitors of the WWAC!

 
1)      The first exhibition in the Alper Initiative space will feature work made between 1975 and 1985 to provide a historic context for the WWAC. It will be accompanied by a catalogue.

2)     The second exhibition will feature current work by artists who were former members and exhibitors of the WWAC between 1975 and 1985.


Please visit this website for more information on the exhibitions and the submission process.

 
Because not all submissions will be selected by the juror for physical display at the museum, the museum plans to include a slide show identifying all former members.  Therefore, all former members are encouraged to send a high resolution headshot and image of their work (300 DPI), as well as a short quote about what the WWAC meant to them for inclusion in the slideshow to aiwa@american.edu.

So, please begin gathering your materials and share this information!



Remember to join their WWAC Facebook page, Memories of the Washington Women’s Arts Center.
 
Contact Judith Benderson, former WWAC board member and Managing Director (1983-1985) at judypainter@comcast.net, or aiwa@american.edu with any questions.

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24 May 2017, 5:00 am 6244eb5e935d60f7d7e537d98e6788b1
<![CDATA[Apply Now - 2018 Maryland Individual Artist Award]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award
Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) recognizes outstanding artistic achievement through the Individual Artist Awards (IAA) program. Grants of $1,000-$6,000 honor the unique contributions of Maryland artists to the state's creative economy and help support artists to advance their craft. 

The 2018 IAA application is now open to Maryland artists in the following categories: 
  • Non-Classical Music: Composition
  • Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Playwriting
  • Visual Arts: Crafts
  • Visual Arts: Photography

MSAC partners with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) to administer the IAA program.

Applicants can access IAA guidelines, application, and application assistance resources by scrolling down to the "Maryland" section here on MAAF's website

The deadline for 2018 applications is
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm EST
 
All applications must be submitted online.

MSAC and MAAF will offer two webinars to guide IAA applicants through the application process. Advance registration is required. 

Monday, May 22, 2017, 1:00-2:30 PM - Register here
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00-11:30 AM - Register here

Good luck! (I've applied like a million times and never been a winner - but will continue to try!)

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20 May 2017, 4:00 am 5b922e010b0e44c27d738cf1bab68704
<![CDATA[The Hat Show]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entr, entries
If you are a DMV area artist, gallerist, art dealer, college/university art faculty, museum director or curator, and do not know who Steven Krensly is, then you are woefully out of tune with the DMV art scene.

Krensky is easily one of the most visible faces at nearly every DC area art opening or event - not just because he's a good looking feller (which he is), but mostly because of his haberdashery... and also one of the DMV's premier art collectors.

To say that the Krenskiester stands out in a crowd is a gross under-estimattion.

Krensky is really plugged into the scene - he attends nearly every student/MFA art show around the region, and often discovers artists waaaay before most gallerists, curators, etc.

And as a result, he also has the planet's largest art collection focused (mostly) on DC area artists. And when I say large... I mean humongous collection: 100s and 100s of artists.

Anywhooooo.... Krensky, together with his wife Linda, also often dabbles in curating some exhibitions and he's got a really interesting call for artists for his next one:
Artists and Makers Studios is proud to host The Wearable Hat Show – with Steven Krensky at both A&M locations

This exhibit, curated by Steven Krensky and a mystery juror, will offer artists in the metro area an opportunity to make a statement through the art of the hat. Pick a hat form, any hat will do. Paint it, stitch it, weld it, glue it, glass it, bead it, weave it together with wire or string or any old thing. Your hat can be a reflection of your daily creative process, make a political statement, it can be whimsical, flattering, or funny. It must be functional, but need not be comfortable. Your hat must be for sale!
Artists whose work has been selected will be shown at both locations – the Reception Gallery at Parklawn, and in our Wilkins Avenue Merge Gallery for this month long exhibit. Hats will be pinned to the walls, or displayed on pedestals, at the gallerist’s discretion. Artists & Makers Studios will take a nominal 25% commission on sales from this exhibit. The artist should insure their own work for the duration of the exhibit if necessary.
Submission Requirements
****Submissions due on or before August 1st before 4pm, notification by August 9th.
Accepted work must be delivered to/and picked up from the assigned gallery, no shipments of artwork will be accepted.
Delivery date deadline, Sept 5th – 10-4 (Parklawn or Wilkins in Rockville)
Opening, Sept 8th from 6-9pm
Show ends Sept. 27th
Pick-up of unsold work Sept. 28th, 29th, 30th – 10-4
Artists may submit up to 5 jpegs of their work for consideration. The curator will choose works appropriate for public display from among all of the works submitted, and will include as many artists as possible. An artist may have one or more works accepted for exhibit. All work must be available for sale, and functional.
All entries must be submitted electronically in JPG format only. Email your images along with the completed form below to: judith@artistsandmakersstudios.com Please type Hat Show and your last name in the email subject line. For example: Hat Show/heartsong.
Images should be sized at no more than 1024 by 768 pixels, and less than 1 megabite in disk space size. Image file names must include artist’s last name and title of the piece in the following format: 
(ArtistLastName_ImageTitle.JPG) example: vanGogh_StarryNight.jpg
Click here to get a pdf of HAT Call for Entries 2017

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15 May 2017, 5:33 pm 8317b1e3950ac86b46c5fb8c2fe0d11a
<![CDATA[Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is today and tomorrow]]> Found: opportunity
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
May 13, 10am - 6pm and May 14, 10am - 5pm


Located on Norfolk, Auburn & Del Ray Avenues, the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will feature fine art created by 130 of the nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.

Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.



Join them for a unique shopping experience in downtown Bethesda. Browse jewelry, furniture, painting, photography, sculpture and more. 


Again: Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.


Cool date opportunity! See ya there!

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13 May 2017, 5:00 am c46dd9e4ef615bb8548bdb05e8728de1
<![CDATA[For your CV]]> Found: deadline, submit, entry, entr
In my "Bootcamp for Artists" series of seminars, one of the guerrilla tactics that I share and teach is how to build your art exhibition resume, and the key importance of having it for grants, residencies, and of course: sales.


Wanna add a group show to your resume and also contribute to a good cause?


CALL FOR POSTCARDS / DEADLINE MAY 19TH

Wish You Were Here 16
A.I.R. Gallery's Annual Postcard Show

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce its 16th annual postcard show, Wish You Were Here, which will take place in the entry gallery of our Plymouth Street location from May 25 - June 25, 2017. This inclusive event both raises valuable funds for A.I.R. programs and makes affordable artwork available to the public. Past Wish You Were Here exhibitions have included work by notable artists like Mary Beth Edelson, Dottie Attie, Mary Grigoriadis, and Barbara Zucker.

We invite artists from all over the world - female / male / cis / trans / gender nonconforming / neutral -  to participate by donating 1 postcard-sized work (4 x 6 inches) in any medium. Each original work is sold for $45 on a first come first serve basis and the buyer will take the work with them at the time of the sale. All proceeds go to benefit A.I.R. programming and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

FREE ENTRY & ALL WORKS ACCEPTED!
For more information and to submit work for the annual postcard show, click here.

Deadline is May 19, 2017 at 6pm.

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10 May 2017, 4:30 am 5c7f9f30f1694433fc51459d75b2db3b
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
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Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition - Twentynine Palms, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show - Blue Ridge, GA]]> Found: deadline
$5,000 in cash prizes. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Festival in the Park - Charlotte, NC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Louisiana Contemporary - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Up to $3,000 in awards. Deadline: June 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[43rd Annual Art in the Park - Lake Odessa, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils - Saint George, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: July 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[2017 Art Kudos International Juried Competition - Online]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,500 in cash awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[14th Annual Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition - N. Easton, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: July 8, 2017

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<![CDATA[32nd Annual National Juried Fine Art and Photography Show and Sale - Louisville, CO]]> Found: deadline
$3,000 in cash and prizes. Deadline: July 7, 2017

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<![CDATA[Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition - Lynchburg, VA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $2,500 in awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[Call for Proposals]]> Found: opportunity, deadline, submit
Deadline: June 5, 2017.

1708 Gallery invites US-based and international artists and curators to submit proposals for the 2018 and 2019 exhibition seasons. Applying students must have graduated before their proposed exhibition dates. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in the 1708 Gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered. Selected proposals will be given an exhibition period of approximately six weeks, a $1000 honorarium, and shipping, travel, installation and exhibition support. 1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunity and space for experimentation, freedom and artistic growth, while promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. We also support artists’ professional development through creation and facilitation of public or educational programming; interaction with collectors; and engagement with diverse audiences.

Application Fee: $20.

Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Erin Willett with any questions at ewillett@1708gallery.org or 804.643.1708. For more information visit www.1708gallery.org.

To submit a proposal visit https://fs2.formsite.com/1708gallery/form18/index.html

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26 May 2017, 5:00 am cd15a4fd52db35fc69d47ba8ed48ce5f
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: June 7, 2017.


Create/Change is an all-media, juried exhibition that will feature work that examines the idea of artist/s as citizens. Artists who, through their work, reimagine the traditional notions of art-making, and who contribute to society either through the transformative power of their artistic abilities, or through proactive social engagement with the arts, advancing equity, empathy, sustainability, and social justice through art and culture. This exhibition is open to all artists living and working in the United States.


To apply visit, https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/85510/create-change

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25 May 2017, 5:31 am 6b0be19eb7a60e62d999eee1e73bda7b
<![CDATA[Washington Women's Art Center]]> Found: submissions, submission, juror
Were you a member of the Washington Women's Art Center or know someone that was?

In the summer of 2018, the Alper Initiative will have two juried exhibits that will honor the Washington Women’s Arts Center, the feminist arts organization in the DC metropolitan area in the 1970s - 80s.

They are soliciting work from former members and exhibitors of the WWAC!

 
1)      The first exhibition in the Alper Initiative space will feature work made between 1975 and 1985 to provide a historic context for the WWAC. It will be accompanied by a catalogue.

2)     The second exhibition will feature current work by artists who were former members and exhibitors of the WWAC between 1975 and 1985.


Please visit this website for more information on the exhibitions and the submission process.

 
Because not all submissions will be selected by the juror for physical display at the museum, the museum plans to include a slide show identifying all former members.  Therefore, all former members are encouraged to send a high resolution headshot and image of their work (300 DPI), as well as a short quote about what the WWAC meant to them for inclusion in the slideshow to aiwa@american.edu.

So, please begin gathering your materials and share this information!



Remember to join their WWAC Facebook page, Memories of the Washington Women’s Arts Center.
 
Contact Judith Benderson, former WWAC board member and Managing Director (1983-1985) at judypainter@comcast.net, or aiwa@american.edu with any questions.

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24 May 2017, 5:00 am 6244eb5e935d60f7d7e537d98e6788b1
<![CDATA[Apply Now - 2018 Maryland Individual Artist Award]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award
Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) recognizes outstanding artistic achievement through the Individual Artist Awards (IAA) program. Grants of $1,000-$6,000 honor the unique contributions of Maryland artists to the state's creative economy and help support artists to advance their craft. 

The 2018 IAA application is now open to Maryland artists in the following categories: 
  • Non-Classical Music: Composition
  • Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Playwriting
  • Visual Arts: Crafts
  • Visual Arts: Photography

MSAC partners with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) to administer the IAA program.

Applicants can access IAA guidelines, application, and application assistance resources by scrolling down to the "Maryland" section here on MAAF's website

The deadline for 2018 applications is
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm EST
 
All applications must be submitted online.

MSAC and MAAF will offer two webinars to guide IAA applicants through the application process. Advance registration is required. 

Monday, May 22, 2017, 1:00-2:30 PM - Register here
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00-11:30 AM - Register here

Good luck! (I've applied like a million times and never been a winner - but will continue to try!)

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20 May 2017, 4:00 am 5b922e010b0e44c27d738cf1bab68704
<![CDATA[The Hat Show]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entr, entries
If you are a DMV area artist, gallerist, art dealer, college/university art faculty, museum director or curator, and do not know who Steven Krensly is, then you are woefully out of tune with the DMV art scene.

Krensky is easily one of the most visible faces at nearly every DC area art opening or event - not just because he's a good looking feller (which he is), but mostly because of his haberdashery... and also one of the DMV's premier art collectors.

To say that the Krenskiester stands out in a crowd is a gross under-estimattion.

Krensky is really plugged into the scene - he attends nearly every student/MFA art show around the region, and often discovers artists waaaay before most gallerists, curators, etc.

And as a result, he also has the planet's largest art collection focused (mostly) on DC area artists. And when I say large... I mean humongous collection: 100s and 100s of artists.

Anywhooooo.... Krensky, together with his wife Linda, also often dabbles in curating some exhibitions and he's got a really interesting call for artists for his next one:
Artists and Makers Studios is proud to host The Wearable Hat Show – with Steven Krensky at both A&M locations

This exhibit, curated by Steven Krensky and a mystery juror, will offer artists in the metro area an opportunity to make a statement through the art of the hat. Pick a hat form, any hat will do. Paint it, stitch it, weld it, glue it, glass it, bead it, weave it together with wire or string or any old thing. Your hat can be a reflection of your daily creative process, make a political statement, it can be whimsical, flattering, or funny. It must be functional, but need not be comfortable. Your hat must be for sale!
Artists whose work has been selected will be shown at both locations – the Reception Gallery at Parklawn, and in our Wilkins Avenue Merge Gallery for this month long exhibit. Hats will be pinned to the walls, or displayed on pedestals, at the gallerist’s discretion. Artists & Makers Studios will take a nominal 25% commission on sales from this exhibit. The artist should insure their own work for the duration of the exhibit if necessary.
Submission Requirements
****Submissions due on or before August 1st before 4pm, notification by August 9th.
Accepted work must be delivered to/and picked up from the assigned gallery, no shipments of artwork will be accepted.
Delivery date deadline, Sept 5th – 10-4 (Parklawn or Wilkins in Rockville)
Opening, Sept 8th from 6-9pm
Show ends Sept. 27th
Pick-up of unsold work Sept. 28th, 29th, 30th – 10-4
Artists may submit up to 5 jpegs of their work for consideration. The curator will choose works appropriate for public display from among all of the works submitted, and will include as many artists as possible. An artist may have one or more works accepted for exhibit. All work must be available for sale, and functional.
All entries must be submitted electronically in JPG format only. Email your images along with the completed form below to: judith@artistsandmakersstudios.com Please type Hat Show and your last name in the email subject line. For example: Hat Show/heartsong.
Images should be sized at no more than 1024 by 768 pixels, and less than 1 megabite in disk space size. Image file names must include artist’s last name and title of the piece in the following format: 
(ArtistLastName_ImageTitle.JPG) example: vanGogh_StarryNight.jpg
Click here to get a pdf of HAT Call for Entries 2017

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15 May 2017, 5:33 pm 8317b1e3950ac86b46c5fb8c2fe0d11a
<![CDATA[Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is today and tomorrow]]> Found: opportunity
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
May 13, 10am - 6pm and May 14, 10am - 5pm


Located on Norfolk, Auburn & Del Ray Avenues, the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will feature fine art created by 130 of the nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.

Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.



Join them for a unique shopping experience in downtown Bethesda. Browse jewelry, furniture, painting, photography, sculpture and more. 


Again: Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.


Cool date opportunity! See ya there!

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13 May 2017, 5:00 am c46dd9e4ef615bb8548bdb05e8728de1
<![CDATA[For your CV]]> Found: deadline, submit, entry, entr
In my "Bootcamp for Artists" series of seminars, one of the guerrilla tactics that I share and teach is how to build your art exhibition resume, and the key importance of having it for grants, residencies, and of course: sales.


Wanna add a group show to your resume and also contribute to a good cause?


CALL FOR POSTCARDS / DEADLINE MAY 19TH

Wish You Were Here 16
A.I.R. Gallery's Annual Postcard Show

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce its 16th annual postcard show, Wish You Were Here, which will take place in the entry gallery of our Plymouth Street location from May 25 - June 25, 2017. This inclusive event both raises valuable funds for A.I.R. programs and makes affordable artwork available to the public. Past Wish You Were Here exhibitions have included work by notable artists like Mary Beth Edelson, Dottie Attie, Mary Grigoriadis, and Barbara Zucker.

We invite artists from all over the world - female / male / cis / trans / gender nonconforming / neutral -  to participate by donating 1 postcard-sized work (4 x 6 inches) in any medium. Each original work is sold for $45 on a first come first serve basis and the buyer will take the work with them at the time of the sale. All proceeds go to benefit A.I.R. programming and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

FREE ENTRY & ALL WORKS ACCEPTED!
For more information and to submit work for the annual postcard show, click here.

Deadline is May 19, 2017 at 6pm.

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10 May 2017, 4:30 am 5c7f9f30f1694433fc51459d75b2db3b
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
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Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition - Twentynine Palms, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show - Blue Ridge, GA]]> Found: deadline
$5,000 in cash prizes. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Festival in the Park - Charlotte, NC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Louisiana Contemporary - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Up to $3,000 in awards. Deadline: June 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[43rd Annual Art in the Park - Lake Odessa, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils - Saint George, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: July 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[2017 Art Kudos International Juried Competition - Online]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,500 in cash awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[14th Annual Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition - N. Easton, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: July 8, 2017

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<![CDATA[32nd Annual National Juried Fine Art and Photography Show and Sale - Louisville, CO]]> Found: deadline
$3,000 in cash and prizes. Deadline: July 7, 2017

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<![CDATA[Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition - Lynchburg, VA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $2,500 in awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[Call for Proposals]]> Found: opportunity, deadline, submit
Deadline: June 5, 2017.

1708 Gallery invites US-based and international artists and curators to submit proposals for the 2018 and 2019 exhibition seasons. Applying students must have graduated before their proposed exhibition dates. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in the 1708 Gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered. Selected proposals will be given an exhibition period of approximately six weeks, a $1000 honorarium, and shipping, travel, installation and exhibition support. 1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunity and space for experimentation, freedom and artistic growth, while promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. We also support artists’ professional development through creation and facilitation of public or educational programming; interaction with collectors; and engagement with diverse audiences.

Application Fee: $20.

Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Erin Willett with any questions at ewillett@1708gallery.org or 804.643.1708. For more information visit www.1708gallery.org.

To submit a proposal visit https://fs2.formsite.com/1708gallery/form18/index.html

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26 May 2017, 5:00 am cd15a4fd52db35fc69d47ba8ed48ce5f
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: June 7, 2017.


Create/Change is an all-media, juried exhibition that will feature work that examines the idea of artist/s as citizens. Artists who, through their work, reimagine the traditional notions of art-making, and who contribute to society either through the transformative power of their artistic abilities, or through proactive social engagement with the arts, advancing equity, empathy, sustainability, and social justice through art and culture. This exhibition is open to all artists living and working in the United States.


To apply visit, https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/85510/create-change

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25 May 2017, 5:31 am 6b0be19eb7a60e62d999eee1e73bda7b
<![CDATA[Washington Women's Art Center]]> Found: submissions, submission, juror
Were you a member of the Washington Women's Art Center or know someone that was?

In the summer of 2018, the Alper Initiative will have two juried exhibits that will honor the Washington Women’s Arts Center, the feminist arts organization in the DC metropolitan area in the 1970s - 80s.

They are soliciting work from former members and exhibitors of the WWAC!

 
1)      The first exhibition in the Alper Initiative space will feature work made between 1975 and 1985 to provide a historic context for the WWAC. It will be accompanied by a catalogue.

2)     The second exhibition will feature current work by artists who were former members and exhibitors of the WWAC between 1975 and 1985.


Please visit this website for more information on the exhibitions and the submission process.

 
Because not all submissions will be selected by the juror for physical display at the museum, the museum plans to include a slide show identifying all former members.  Therefore, all former members are encouraged to send a high resolution headshot and image of their work (300 DPI), as well as a short quote about what the WWAC meant to them for inclusion in the slideshow to aiwa@american.edu.

So, please begin gathering your materials and share this information!



Remember to join their WWAC Facebook page, Memories of the Washington Women’s Arts Center.
 
Contact Judith Benderson, former WWAC board member and Managing Director (1983-1985) at judypainter@comcast.net, or aiwa@american.edu with any questions.

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24 May 2017, 5:00 am 6244eb5e935d60f7d7e537d98e6788b1
<![CDATA[Apply Now - 2018 Maryland Individual Artist Award]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award
Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) recognizes outstanding artistic achievement through the Individual Artist Awards (IAA) program. Grants of $1,000-$6,000 honor the unique contributions of Maryland artists to the state's creative economy and help support artists to advance their craft. 

The 2018 IAA application is now open to Maryland artists in the following categories: 
  • Non-Classical Music: Composition
  • Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Playwriting
  • Visual Arts: Crafts
  • Visual Arts: Photography

MSAC partners with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) to administer the IAA program.

Applicants can access IAA guidelines, application, and application assistance resources by scrolling down to the "Maryland" section here on MAAF's website

The deadline for 2018 applications is
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm EST
 
All applications must be submitted online.

MSAC and MAAF will offer two webinars to guide IAA applicants through the application process. Advance registration is required. 

Monday, May 22, 2017, 1:00-2:30 PM - Register here
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00-11:30 AM - Register here

Good luck! (I've applied like a million times and never been a winner - but will continue to try!)

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20 May 2017, 4:00 am 5b922e010b0e44c27d738cf1bab68704
<![CDATA[The Hat Show]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entr, entries
If you are a DMV area artist, gallerist, art dealer, college/university art faculty, museum director or curator, and do not know who Steven Krensly is, then you are woefully out of tune with the DMV art scene.

Krensky is easily one of the most visible faces at nearly every DC area art opening or event - not just because he's a good looking feller (which he is), but mostly because of his haberdashery... and also one of the DMV's premier art collectors.

To say that the Krenskiester stands out in a crowd is a gross under-estimattion.

Krensky is really plugged into the scene - he attends nearly every student/MFA art show around the region, and often discovers artists waaaay before most gallerists, curators, etc.

And as a result, he also has the planet's largest art collection focused (mostly) on DC area artists. And when I say large... I mean humongous collection: 100s and 100s of artists.

Anywhooooo.... Krensky, together with his wife Linda, also often dabbles in curating some exhibitions and he's got a really interesting call for artists for his next one:
Artists and Makers Studios is proud to host The Wearable Hat Show – with Steven Krensky at both A&M locations

This exhibit, curated by Steven Krensky and a mystery juror, will offer artists in the metro area an opportunity to make a statement through the art of the hat. Pick a hat form, any hat will do. Paint it, stitch it, weld it, glue it, glass it, bead it, weave it together with wire or string or any old thing. Your hat can be a reflection of your daily creative process, make a political statement, it can be whimsical, flattering, or funny. It must be functional, but need not be comfortable. Your hat must be for sale!
Artists whose work has been selected will be shown at both locations – the Reception Gallery at Parklawn, and in our Wilkins Avenue Merge Gallery for this month long exhibit. Hats will be pinned to the walls, or displayed on pedestals, at the gallerist’s discretion. Artists & Makers Studios will take a nominal 25% commission on sales from this exhibit. The artist should insure their own work for the duration of the exhibit if necessary.
Submission Requirements
****Submissions due on or before August 1st before 4pm, notification by August 9th.
Accepted work must be delivered to/and picked up from the assigned gallery, no shipments of artwork will be accepted.
Delivery date deadline, Sept 5th – 10-4 (Parklawn or Wilkins in Rockville)
Opening, Sept 8th from 6-9pm
Show ends Sept. 27th
Pick-up of unsold work Sept. 28th, 29th, 30th – 10-4
Artists may submit up to 5 jpegs of their work for consideration. The curator will choose works appropriate for public display from among all of the works submitted, and will include as many artists as possible. An artist may have one or more works accepted for exhibit. All work must be available for sale, and functional.
All entries must be submitted electronically in JPG format only. Email your images along with the completed form below to: judith@artistsandmakersstudios.com Please type Hat Show and your last name in the email subject line. For example: Hat Show/heartsong.
Images should be sized at no more than 1024 by 768 pixels, and less than 1 megabite in disk space size. Image file names must include artist’s last name and title of the piece in the following format: 
(ArtistLastName_ImageTitle.JPG) example: vanGogh_StarryNight.jpg
Click here to get a pdf of HAT Call for Entries 2017

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15 May 2017, 5:33 pm 8317b1e3950ac86b46c5fb8c2fe0d11a
<![CDATA[Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is today and tomorrow]]> Found: opportunity
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
May 13, 10am - 6pm and May 14, 10am - 5pm


Located on Norfolk, Auburn & Del Ray Avenues, the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will feature fine art created by 130 of the nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.

Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.



Join them for a unique shopping experience in downtown Bethesda. Browse jewelry, furniture, painting, photography, sculpture and more. 


Again: Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.


Cool date opportunity! See ya there!

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13 May 2017, 5:00 am c46dd9e4ef615bb8548bdb05e8728de1
<![CDATA[For your CV]]> Found: deadline, submit, entry, entr
In my "Bootcamp for Artists" series of seminars, one of the guerrilla tactics that I share and teach is how to build your art exhibition resume, and the key importance of having it for grants, residencies, and of course: sales.


Wanna add a group show to your resume and also contribute to a good cause?


CALL FOR POSTCARDS / DEADLINE MAY 19TH

Wish You Were Here 16
A.I.R. Gallery's Annual Postcard Show

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce its 16th annual postcard show, Wish You Were Here, which will take place in the entry gallery of our Plymouth Street location from May 25 - June 25, 2017. This inclusive event both raises valuable funds for A.I.R. programs and makes affordable artwork available to the public. Past Wish You Were Here exhibitions have included work by notable artists like Mary Beth Edelson, Dottie Attie, Mary Grigoriadis, and Barbara Zucker.

We invite artists from all over the world - female / male / cis / trans / gender nonconforming / neutral -  to participate by donating 1 postcard-sized work (4 x 6 inches) in any medium. Each original work is sold for $45 on a first come first serve basis and the buyer will take the work with them at the time of the sale. All proceeds go to benefit A.I.R. programming and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

FREE ENTRY & ALL WORKS ACCEPTED!
For more information and to submit work for the annual postcard show, click here.

Deadline is May 19, 2017 at 6pm.

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10 May 2017, 4:30 am 5c7f9f30f1694433fc51459d75b2db3b
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
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Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition - Twentynine Palms, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show - Blue Ridge, GA]]> Found: deadline
$5,000 in cash prizes. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Festival in the Park - Charlotte, NC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Louisiana Contemporary - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Up to $3,000 in awards. Deadline: June 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[43rd Annual Art in the Park - Lake Odessa, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils - Saint George, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: July 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[2017 Art Kudos International Juried Competition - Online]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,500 in cash awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[14th Annual Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition - N. Easton, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: July 8, 2017

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<![CDATA[32nd Annual National Juried Fine Art and Photography Show and Sale - Louisville, CO]]> Found: deadline
$3,000 in cash and prizes. Deadline: July 7, 2017

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<![CDATA[Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition - Lynchburg, VA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $2,500 in awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[Call for Proposals]]> Found: opportunity, deadline, submit
Deadline: June 5, 2017.

1708 Gallery invites US-based and international artists and curators to submit proposals for the 2018 and 2019 exhibition seasons. Applying students must have graduated before their proposed exhibition dates. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in the 1708 Gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered. Selected proposals will be given an exhibition period of approximately six weeks, a $1000 honorarium, and shipping, travel, installation and exhibition support. 1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunity and space for experimentation, freedom and artistic growth, while promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. We also support artists’ professional development through creation and facilitation of public or educational programming; interaction with collectors; and engagement with diverse audiences.

Application Fee: $20.

Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Erin Willett with any questions at ewillett@1708gallery.org or 804.643.1708. For more information visit www.1708gallery.org.

To submit a proposal visit https://fs2.formsite.com/1708gallery/form18/index.html

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26 May 2017, 5:00 am cd15a4fd52db35fc69d47ba8ed48ce5f
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: June 7, 2017.


Create/Change is an all-media, juried exhibition that will feature work that examines the idea of artist/s as citizens. Artists who, through their work, reimagine the traditional notions of art-making, and who contribute to society either through the transformative power of their artistic abilities, or through proactive social engagement with the arts, advancing equity, empathy, sustainability, and social justice through art and culture. This exhibition is open to all artists living and working in the United States.


To apply visit, https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/85510/create-change

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25 May 2017, 5:31 am 6b0be19eb7a60e62d999eee1e73bda7b
<![CDATA[Washington Women's Art Center]]> Found: submissions, submission, juror
Were you a member of the Washington Women's Art Center or know someone that was?

In the summer of 2018, the Alper Initiative will have two juried exhibits that will honor the Washington Women’s Arts Center, the feminist arts organization in the DC metropolitan area in the 1970s - 80s.

They are soliciting work from former members and exhibitors of the WWAC!

 
1)      The first exhibition in the Alper Initiative space will feature work made between 1975 and 1985 to provide a historic context for the WWAC. It will be accompanied by a catalogue.

2)     The second exhibition will feature current work by artists who were former members and exhibitors of the WWAC between 1975 and 1985.


Please visit this website for more information on the exhibitions and the submission process.

 
Because not all submissions will be selected by the juror for physical display at the museum, the museum plans to include a slide show identifying all former members.  Therefore, all former members are encouraged to send a high resolution headshot and image of their work (300 DPI), as well as a short quote about what the WWAC meant to them for inclusion in the slideshow to aiwa@american.edu.

So, please begin gathering your materials and share this information!



Remember to join their WWAC Facebook page, Memories of the Washington Women’s Arts Center.
 
Contact Judith Benderson, former WWAC board member and Managing Director (1983-1985) at judypainter@comcast.net, or aiwa@american.edu with any questions.

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24 May 2017, 5:00 am 6244eb5e935d60f7d7e537d98e6788b1
<![CDATA[Apply Now - 2018 Maryland Individual Artist Award]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award
Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) recognizes outstanding artistic achievement through the Individual Artist Awards (IAA) program. Grants of $1,000-$6,000 honor the unique contributions of Maryland artists to the state's creative economy and help support artists to advance their craft. 

The 2018 IAA application is now open to Maryland artists in the following categories: 
  • Non-Classical Music: Composition
  • Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Playwriting
  • Visual Arts: Crafts
  • Visual Arts: Photography

MSAC partners with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) to administer the IAA program.

Applicants can access IAA guidelines, application, and application assistance resources by scrolling down to the "Maryland" section here on MAAF's website

The deadline for 2018 applications is
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm EST
 
All applications must be submitted online.

MSAC and MAAF will offer two webinars to guide IAA applicants through the application process. Advance registration is required. 

Monday, May 22, 2017, 1:00-2:30 PM - Register here
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00-11:30 AM - Register here

Good luck! (I've applied like a million times and never been a winner - but will continue to try!)

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20 May 2017, 4:00 am 5b922e010b0e44c27d738cf1bab68704
<![CDATA[The Hat Show]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entr, entries
If you are a DMV area artist, gallerist, art dealer, college/university art faculty, museum director or curator, and do not know who Steven Krensly is, then you are woefully out of tune with the DMV art scene.

Krensky is easily one of the most visible faces at nearly every DC area art opening or event - not just because he's a good looking feller (which he is), but mostly because of his haberdashery... and also one of the DMV's premier art collectors.

To say that the Krenskiester stands out in a crowd is a gross under-estimattion.

Krensky is really plugged into the scene - he attends nearly every student/MFA art show around the region, and often discovers artists waaaay before most gallerists, curators, etc.

And as a result, he also has the planet's largest art collection focused (mostly) on DC area artists. And when I say large... I mean humongous collection: 100s and 100s of artists.

Anywhooooo.... Krensky, together with his wife Linda, also often dabbles in curating some exhibitions and he's got a really interesting call for artists for his next one:
Artists and Makers Studios is proud to host The Wearable Hat Show – with Steven Krensky at both A&M locations

This exhibit, curated by Steven Krensky and a mystery juror, will offer artists in the metro area an opportunity to make a statement through the art of the hat. Pick a hat form, any hat will do. Paint it, stitch it, weld it, glue it, glass it, bead it, weave it together with wire or string or any old thing. Your hat can be a reflection of your daily creative process, make a political statement, it can be whimsical, flattering, or funny. It must be functional, but need not be comfortable. Your hat must be for sale!
Artists whose work has been selected will be shown at both locations – the Reception Gallery at Parklawn, and in our Wilkins Avenue Merge Gallery for this month long exhibit. Hats will be pinned to the walls, or displayed on pedestals, at the gallerist’s discretion. Artists & Makers Studios will take a nominal 25% commission on sales from this exhibit. The artist should insure their own work for the duration of the exhibit if necessary.
Submission Requirements
****Submissions due on or before August 1st before 4pm, notification by August 9th.
Accepted work must be delivered to/and picked up from the assigned gallery, no shipments of artwork will be accepted.
Delivery date deadline, Sept 5th – 10-4 (Parklawn or Wilkins in Rockville)
Opening, Sept 8th from 6-9pm
Show ends Sept. 27th
Pick-up of unsold work Sept. 28th, 29th, 30th – 10-4
Artists may submit up to 5 jpegs of their work for consideration. The curator will choose works appropriate for public display from among all of the works submitted, and will include as many artists as possible. An artist may have one or more works accepted for exhibit. All work must be available for sale, and functional.
All entries must be submitted electronically in JPG format only. Email your images along with the completed form below to: judith@artistsandmakersstudios.com Please type Hat Show and your last name in the email subject line. For example: Hat Show/heartsong.
Images should be sized at no more than 1024 by 768 pixels, and less than 1 megabite in disk space size. Image file names must include artist’s last name and title of the piece in the following format: 
(ArtistLastName_ImageTitle.JPG) example: vanGogh_StarryNight.jpg
Click here to get a pdf of HAT Call for Entries 2017

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15 May 2017, 5:33 pm 8317b1e3950ac86b46c5fb8c2fe0d11a
<![CDATA[Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is today and tomorrow]]> Found: opportunity
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
May 13, 10am - 6pm and May 14, 10am - 5pm


Located on Norfolk, Auburn & Del Ray Avenues, the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will feature fine art created by 130 of the nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.

Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.



Join them for a unique shopping experience in downtown Bethesda. Browse jewelry, furniture, painting, photography, sculpture and more. 


Again: Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.


Cool date opportunity! See ya there!

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13 May 2017, 5:00 am c46dd9e4ef615bb8548bdb05e8728de1
<![CDATA[For your CV]]> Found: deadline, submit, entry, entr
In my "Bootcamp for Artists" series of seminars, one of the guerrilla tactics that I share and teach is how to build your art exhibition resume, and the key importance of having it for grants, residencies, and of course: sales.


Wanna add a group show to your resume and also contribute to a good cause?


CALL FOR POSTCARDS / DEADLINE MAY 19TH

Wish You Were Here 16
A.I.R. Gallery's Annual Postcard Show

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce its 16th annual postcard show, Wish You Were Here, which will take place in the entry gallery of our Plymouth Street location from May 25 - June 25, 2017. This inclusive event both raises valuable funds for A.I.R. programs and makes affordable artwork available to the public. Past Wish You Were Here exhibitions have included work by notable artists like Mary Beth Edelson, Dottie Attie, Mary Grigoriadis, and Barbara Zucker.

We invite artists from all over the world - female / male / cis / trans / gender nonconforming / neutral -  to participate by donating 1 postcard-sized work (4 x 6 inches) in any medium. Each original work is sold for $45 on a first come first serve basis and the buyer will take the work with them at the time of the sale. All proceeds go to benefit A.I.R. programming and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

FREE ENTRY & ALL WORKS ACCEPTED!
For more information and to submit work for the annual postcard show, click here.

Deadline is May 19, 2017 at 6pm.

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10 May 2017, 4:30 am 5c7f9f30f1694433fc51459d75b2db3b
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
ZelwiesBurger.jpg
Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition - Twentynine Palms, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show - Blue Ridge, GA]]> Found: deadline
$5,000 in cash prizes. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Festival in the Park - Charlotte, NC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Louisiana Contemporary - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Up to $3,000 in awards. Deadline: June 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[43rd Annual Art in the Park - Lake Odessa, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils - Saint George, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: July 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[2017 Art Kudos International Juried Competition - Online]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,500 in cash awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[14th Annual Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition - N. Easton, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: July 8, 2017

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<![CDATA[32nd Annual National Juried Fine Art and Photography Show and Sale - Louisville, CO]]> Found: deadline
$3,000 in cash and prizes. Deadline: July 7, 2017

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<![CDATA[Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition - Lynchburg, VA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $2,500 in awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[Call for Proposals]]> Found: opportunity, deadline, submit
Deadline: June 5, 2017.

1708 Gallery invites US-based and international artists and curators to submit proposals for the 2018 and 2019 exhibition seasons. Applying students must have graduated before their proposed exhibition dates. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in the 1708 Gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered. Selected proposals will be given an exhibition period of approximately six weeks, a $1000 honorarium, and shipping, travel, installation and exhibition support. 1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunity and space for experimentation, freedom and artistic growth, while promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. We also support artists’ professional development through creation and facilitation of public or educational programming; interaction with collectors; and engagement with diverse audiences.

Application Fee: $20.

Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Erin Willett with any questions at ewillett@1708gallery.org or 804.643.1708. For more information visit www.1708gallery.org.

To submit a proposal visit https://fs2.formsite.com/1708gallery/form18/index.html

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26 May 2017, 5:00 am cd15a4fd52db35fc69d47ba8ed48ce5f
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: June 7, 2017.


Create/Change is an all-media, juried exhibition that will feature work that examines the idea of artist/s as citizens. Artists who, through their work, reimagine the traditional notions of art-making, and who contribute to society either through the transformative power of their artistic abilities, or through proactive social engagement with the arts, advancing equity, empathy, sustainability, and social justice through art and culture. This exhibition is open to all artists living and working in the United States.


To apply visit, https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/85510/create-change

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25 May 2017, 5:31 am 6b0be19eb7a60e62d999eee1e73bda7b
<![CDATA[Washington Women's Art Center]]> Found: submissions, submission, juror
Were you a member of the Washington Women's Art Center or know someone that was?

In the summer of 2018, the Alper Initiative will have two juried exhibits that will honor the Washington Women’s Arts Center, the feminist arts organization in the DC metropolitan area in the 1970s - 80s.

They are soliciting work from former members and exhibitors of the WWAC!

 
1)      The first exhibition in the Alper Initiative space will feature work made between 1975 and 1985 to provide a historic context for the WWAC. It will be accompanied by a catalogue.

2)     The second exhibition will feature current work by artists who were former members and exhibitors of the WWAC between 1975 and 1985.


Please visit this website for more information on the exhibitions and the submission process.

 
Because not all submissions will be selected by the juror for physical display at the museum, the museum plans to include a slide show identifying all former members.  Therefore, all former members are encouraged to send a high resolution headshot and image of their work (300 DPI), as well as a short quote about what the WWAC meant to them for inclusion in the slideshow to aiwa@american.edu.

So, please begin gathering your materials and share this information!



Remember to join their WWAC Facebook page, Memories of the Washington Women’s Arts Center.
 
Contact Judith Benderson, former WWAC board member and Managing Director (1983-1985) at judypainter@comcast.net, or aiwa@american.edu with any questions.

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24 May 2017, 5:00 am 6244eb5e935d60f7d7e537d98e6788b1
<![CDATA[Apply Now - 2018 Maryland Individual Artist Award]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award
Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) recognizes outstanding artistic achievement through the Individual Artist Awards (IAA) program. Grants of $1,000-$6,000 honor the unique contributions of Maryland artists to the state's creative economy and help support artists to advance their craft. 

The 2018 IAA application is now open to Maryland artists in the following categories: 
  • Non-Classical Music: Composition
  • Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Playwriting
  • Visual Arts: Crafts
  • Visual Arts: Photography

MSAC partners with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) to administer the IAA program.

Applicants can access IAA guidelines, application, and application assistance resources by scrolling down to the "Maryland" section here on MAAF's website

The deadline for 2018 applications is
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm EST
 
All applications must be submitted online.

MSAC and MAAF will offer two webinars to guide IAA applicants through the application process. Advance registration is required. 

Monday, May 22, 2017, 1:00-2:30 PM - Register here
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00-11:30 AM - Register here

Good luck! (I've applied like a million times and never been a winner - but will continue to try!)

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20 May 2017, 4:00 am 5b922e010b0e44c27d738cf1bab68704
<![CDATA[The Hat Show]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entr, entries
If you are a DMV area artist, gallerist, art dealer, college/university art faculty, museum director or curator, and do not know who Steven Krensly is, then you are woefully out of tune with the DMV art scene.

Krensky is easily one of the most visible faces at nearly every DC area art opening or event - not just because he's a good looking feller (which he is), but mostly because of his haberdashery... and also one of the DMV's premier art collectors.

To say that the Krenskiester stands out in a crowd is a gross under-estimattion.

Krensky is really plugged into the scene - he attends nearly every student/MFA art show around the region, and often discovers artists waaaay before most gallerists, curators, etc.

And as a result, he also has the planet's largest art collection focused (mostly) on DC area artists. And when I say large... I mean humongous collection: 100s and 100s of artists.

Anywhooooo.... Krensky, together with his wife Linda, also often dabbles in curating some exhibitions and he's got a really interesting call for artists for his next one:
Artists and Makers Studios is proud to host The Wearable Hat Show – with Steven Krensky at both A&M locations

This exhibit, curated by Steven Krensky and a mystery juror, will offer artists in the metro area an opportunity to make a statement through the art of the hat. Pick a hat form, any hat will do. Paint it, stitch it, weld it, glue it, glass it, bead it, weave it together with wire or string or any old thing. Your hat can be a reflection of your daily creative process, make a political statement, it can be whimsical, flattering, or funny. It must be functional, but need not be comfortable. Your hat must be for sale!
Artists whose work has been selected will be shown at both locations – the Reception Gallery at Parklawn, and in our Wilkins Avenue Merge Gallery for this month long exhibit. Hats will be pinned to the walls, or displayed on pedestals, at the gallerist’s discretion. Artists & Makers Studios will take a nominal 25% commission on sales from this exhibit. The artist should insure their own work for the duration of the exhibit if necessary.
Submission Requirements
****Submissions due on or before August 1st before 4pm, notification by August 9th.
Accepted work must be delivered to/and picked up from the assigned gallery, no shipments of artwork will be accepted.
Delivery date deadline, Sept 5th – 10-4 (Parklawn or Wilkins in Rockville)
Opening, Sept 8th from 6-9pm
Show ends Sept. 27th
Pick-up of unsold work Sept. 28th, 29th, 30th – 10-4
Artists may submit up to 5 jpegs of their work for consideration. The curator will choose works appropriate for public display from among all of the works submitted, and will include as many artists as possible. An artist may have one or more works accepted for exhibit. All work must be available for sale, and functional.
All entries must be submitted electronically in JPG format only. Email your images along with the completed form below to: judith@artistsandmakersstudios.com Please type Hat Show and your last name in the email subject line. For example: Hat Show/heartsong.
Images should be sized at no more than 1024 by 768 pixels, and less than 1 megabite in disk space size. Image file names must include artist’s last name and title of the piece in the following format: 
(ArtistLastName_ImageTitle.JPG) example: vanGogh_StarryNight.jpg
Click here to get a pdf of HAT Call for Entries 2017

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15 May 2017, 5:33 pm 8317b1e3950ac86b46c5fb8c2fe0d11a
<![CDATA[Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is today and tomorrow]]> Found: opportunity
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
May 13, 10am - 6pm and May 14, 10am - 5pm


Located on Norfolk, Auburn & Del Ray Avenues, the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will feature fine art created by 130 of the nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.

Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.



Join them for a unique shopping experience in downtown Bethesda. Browse jewelry, furniture, painting, photography, sculpture and more. 


Again: Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.


Cool date opportunity! See ya there!

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13 May 2017, 5:00 am c46dd9e4ef615bb8548bdb05e8728de1
<![CDATA[For your CV]]> Found: deadline, submit, entry, entr
In my "Bootcamp for Artists" series of seminars, one of the guerrilla tactics that I share and teach is how to build your art exhibition resume, and the key importance of having it for grants, residencies, and of course: sales.


Wanna add a group show to your resume and also contribute to a good cause?


CALL FOR POSTCARDS / DEADLINE MAY 19TH

Wish You Were Here 16
A.I.R. Gallery's Annual Postcard Show

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce its 16th annual postcard show, Wish You Were Here, which will take place in the entry gallery of our Plymouth Street location from May 25 - June 25, 2017. This inclusive event both raises valuable funds for A.I.R. programs and makes affordable artwork available to the public. Past Wish You Were Here exhibitions have included work by notable artists like Mary Beth Edelson, Dottie Attie, Mary Grigoriadis, and Barbara Zucker.

We invite artists from all over the world - female / male / cis / trans / gender nonconforming / neutral -  to participate by donating 1 postcard-sized work (4 x 6 inches) in any medium. Each original work is sold for $45 on a first come first serve basis and the buyer will take the work with them at the time of the sale. All proceeds go to benefit A.I.R. programming and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

FREE ENTRY & ALL WORKS ACCEPTED!
For more information and to submit work for the annual postcard show, click here.

Deadline is May 19, 2017 at 6pm.

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10 May 2017, 4:30 am 5c7f9f30f1694433fc51459d75b2db3b
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
ZelwiesBurger.jpg
Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
NYC6 017.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition - Twentynine Palms, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show - Blue Ridge, GA]]> Found: deadline
$5,000 in cash prizes. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Festival in the Park - Charlotte, NC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Louisiana Contemporary - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Up to $3,000 in awards. Deadline: June 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[43rd Annual Art in the Park - Lake Odessa, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils - Saint George, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: July 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[2017 Art Kudos International Juried Competition - Online]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,500 in cash awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[14th Annual Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition - N. Easton, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: July 8, 2017

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ce6d78c82aadcff9bbfa13ebccea387b
<![CDATA[32nd Annual National Juried Fine Art and Photography Show and Sale - Louisville, CO]]> Found: deadline
$3,000 in cash and prizes. Deadline: July 7, 2017

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<![CDATA[Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition - Lynchburg, VA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $2,500 in awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[Call for Proposals]]> Found: opportunity, deadline, submit
Deadline: June 5, 2017.

1708 Gallery invites US-based and international artists and curators to submit proposals for the 2018 and 2019 exhibition seasons. Applying students must have graduated before their proposed exhibition dates. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in the 1708 Gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered. Selected proposals will be given an exhibition period of approximately six weeks, a $1000 honorarium, and shipping, travel, installation and exhibition support. 1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunity and space for experimentation, freedom and artistic growth, while promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. We also support artists’ professional development through creation and facilitation of public or educational programming; interaction with collectors; and engagement with diverse audiences.

Application Fee: $20.

Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Erin Willett with any questions at ewillett@1708gallery.org or 804.643.1708. For more information visit www.1708gallery.org.

To submit a proposal visit https://fs2.formsite.com/1708gallery/form18/index.html

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26 May 2017, 5:00 am cd15a4fd52db35fc69d47ba8ed48ce5f
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: June 7, 2017.


Create/Change is an all-media, juried exhibition that will feature work that examines the idea of artist/s as citizens. Artists who, through their work, reimagine the traditional notions of art-making, and who contribute to society either through the transformative power of their artistic abilities, or through proactive social engagement with the arts, advancing equity, empathy, sustainability, and social justice through art and culture. This exhibition is open to all artists living and working in the United States.


To apply visit, https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/85510/create-change

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25 May 2017, 5:31 am 6b0be19eb7a60e62d999eee1e73bda7b
<![CDATA[Washington Women's Art Center]]> Found: submissions, submission, juror
Were you a member of the Washington Women's Art Center or know someone that was?

In the summer of 2018, the Alper Initiative will have two juried exhibits that will honor the Washington Women’s Arts Center, the feminist arts organization in the DC metropolitan area in the 1970s - 80s.

They are soliciting work from former members and exhibitors of the WWAC!

 
1)      The first exhibition in the Alper Initiative space will feature work made between 1975 and 1985 to provide a historic context for the WWAC. It will be accompanied by a catalogue.

2)     The second exhibition will feature current work by artists who were former members and exhibitors of the WWAC between 1975 and 1985.


Please visit this website for more information on the exhibitions and the submission process.

 
Because not all submissions will be selected by the juror for physical display at the museum, the museum plans to include a slide show identifying all former members.  Therefore, all former members are encouraged to send a high resolution headshot and image of their work (300 DPI), as well as a short quote about what the WWAC meant to them for inclusion in the slideshow to aiwa@american.edu.

So, please begin gathering your materials and share this information!



Remember to join their WWAC Facebook page, Memories of the Washington Women’s Arts Center.
 
Contact Judith Benderson, former WWAC board member and Managing Director (1983-1985) at judypainter@comcast.net, or aiwa@american.edu with any questions.

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24 May 2017, 5:00 am 6244eb5e935d60f7d7e537d98e6788b1
<![CDATA[Apply Now - 2018 Maryland Individual Artist Award]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award
Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) recognizes outstanding artistic achievement through the Individual Artist Awards (IAA) program. Grants of $1,000-$6,000 honor the unique contributions of Maryland artists to the state's creative economy and help support artists to advance their craft. 

The 2018 IAA application is now open to Maryland artists in the following categories: 
  • Non-Classical Music: Composition
  • Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Playwriting
  • Visual Arts: Crafts
  • Visual Arts: Photography

MSAC partners with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) to administer the IAA program.

Applicants can access IAA guidelines, application, and application assistance resources by scrolling down to the "Maryland" section here on MAAF's website

The deadline for 2018 applications is
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm EST
 
All applications must be submitted online.

MSAC and MAAF will offer two webinars to guide IAA applicants through the application process. Advance registration is required. 

Monday, May 22, 2017, 1:00-2:30 PM - Register here
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00-11:30 AM - Register here

Good luck! (I've applied like a million times and never been a winner - but will continue to try!)

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20 May 2017, 4:00 am 5b922e010b0e44c27d738cf1bab68704
<![CDATA[The Hat Show]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entr, entries
If you are a DMV area artist, gallerist, art dealer, college/university art faculty, museum director or curator, and do not know who Steven Krensly is, then you are woefully out of tune with the DMV art scene.

Krensky is easily one of the most visible faces at nearly every DC area art opening or event - not just because he's a good looking feller (which he is), but mostly because of his haberdashery... and also one of the DMV's premier art collectors.

To say that the Krenskiester stands out in a crowd is a gross under-estimattion.

Krensky is really plugged into the scene - he attends nearly every student/MFA art show around the region, and often discovers artists waaaay before most gallerists, curators, etc.

And as a result, he also has the planet's largest art collection focused (mostly) on DC area artists. And when I say large... I mean humongous collection: 100s and 100s of artists.

Anywhooooo.... Krensky, together with his wife Linda, also often dabbles in curating some exhibitions and he's got a really interesting call for artists for his next one:
Artists and Makers Studios is proud to host The Wearable Hat Show – with Steven Krensky at both A&M locations

This exhibit, curated by Steven Krensky and a mystery juror, will offer artists in the metro area an opportunity to make a statement through the art of the hat. Pick a hat form, any hat will do. Paint it, stitch it, weld it, glue it, glass it, bead it, weave it together with wire or string or any old thing. Your hat can be a reflection of your daily creative process, make a political statement, it can be whimsical, flattering, or funny. It must be functional, but need not be comfortable. Your hat must be for sale!
Artists whose work has been selected will be shown at both locations – the Reception Gallery at Parklawn, and in our Wilkins Avenue Merge Gallery for this month long exhibit. Hats will be pinned to the walls, or displayed on pedestals, at the gallerist’s discretion. Artists & Makers Studios will take a nominal 25% commission on sales from this exhibit. The artist should insure their own work for the duration of the exhibit if necessary.
Submission Requirements
****Submissions due on or before August 1st before 4pm, notification by August 9th.
Accepted work must be delivered to/and picked up from the assigned gallery, no shipments of artwork will be accepted.
Delivery date deadline, Sept 5th – 10-4 (Parklawn or Wilkins in Rockville)
Opening, Sept 8th from 6-9pm
Show ends Sept. 27th
Pick-up of unsold work Sept. 28th, 29th, 30th – 10-4
Artists may submit up to 5 jpegs of their work for consideration. The curator will choose works appropriate for public display from among all of the works submitted, and will include as many artists as possible. An artist may have one or more works accepted for exhibit. All work must be available for sale, and functional.
All entries must be submitted electronically in JPG format only. Email your images along with the completed form below to: judith@artistsandmakersstudios.com Please type Hat Show and your last name in the email subject line. For example: Hat Show/heartsong.
Images should be sized at no more than 1024 by 768 pixels, and less than 1 megabite in disk space size. Image file names must include artist’s last name and title of the piece in the following format: 
(ArtistLastName_ImageTitle.JPG) example: vanGogh_StarryNight.jpg
Click here to get a pdf of HAT Call for Entries 2017

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15 May 2017, 5:33 pm 8317b1e3950ac86b46c5fb8c2fe0d11a
<![CDATA[Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is today and tomorrow]]> Found: opportunity
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
May 13, 10am - 6pm and May 14, 10am - 5pm


Located on Norfolk, Auburn & Del Ray Avenues, the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will feature fine art created by 130 of the nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.

Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.



Join them for a unique shopping experience in downtown Bethesda. Browse jewelry, furniture, painting, photography, sculpture and more. 


Again: Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.


Cool date opportunity! See ya there!

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13 May 2017, 5:00 am c46dd9e4ef615bb8548bdb05e8728de1
<![CDATA[For your CV]]> Found: deadline, submit, entry, entr
In my "Bootcamp for Artists" series of seminars, one of the guerrilla tactics that I share and teach is how to build your art exhibition resume, and the key importance of having it for grants, residencies, and of course: sales.


Wanna add a group show to your resume and also contribute to a good cause?


CALL FOR POSTCARDS / DEADLINE MAY 19TH

Wish You Were Here 16
A.I.R. Gallery's Annual Postcard Show

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce its 16th annual postcard show, Wish You Were Here, which will take place in the entry gallery of our Plymouth Street location from May 25 - June 25, 2017. This inclusive event both raises valuable funds for A.I.R. programs and makes affordable artwork available to the public. Past Wish You Were Here exhibitions have included work by notable artists like Mary Beth Edelson, Dottie Attie, Mary Grigoriadis, and Barbara Zucker.

We invite artists from all over the world - female / male / cis / trans / gender nonconforming / neutral -  to participate by donating 1 postcard-sized work (4 x 6 inches) in any medium. Each original work is sold for $45 on a first come first serve basis and the buyer will take the work with them at the time of the sale. All proceeds go to benefit A.I.R. programming and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

FREE ENTRY & ALL WORKS ACCEPTED!
For more information and to submit work for the annual postcard show, click here.

Deadline is May 19, 2017 at 6pm.

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10 May 2017, 4:30 am 5c7f9f30f1694433fc51459d75b2db3b
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
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Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition - Twentynine Palms, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show - Blue Ridge, GA]]> Found: deadline
$5,000 in cash prizes. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Festival in the Park - Charlotte, NC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Louisiana Contemporary - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Up to $3,000 in awards. Deadline: June 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[43rd Annual Art in the Park - Lake Odessa, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils - Saint George, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: July 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[2017 Art Kudos International Juried Competition - Online]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,500 in cash awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[14th Annual Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition - N. Easton, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: July 8, 2017

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<![CDATA[32nd Annual National Juried Fine Art and Photography Show and Sale - Louisville, CO]]> Found: deadline
$3,000 in cash and prizes. Deadline: July 7, 2017

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<![CDATA[Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition - Lynchburg, VA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $2,500 in awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[Call for Proposals]]> Found: opportunity, deadline, submit
Deadline: June 5, 2017.

1708 Gallery invites US-based and international artists and curators to submit proposals for the 2018 and 2019 exhibition seasons. Applying students must have graduated before their proposed exhibition dates. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in the 1708 Gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered. Selected proposals will be given an exhibition period of approximately six weeks, a $1000 honorarium, and shipping, travel, installation and exhibition support. 1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunity and space for experimentation, freedom and artistic growth, while promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. We also support artists’ professional development through creation and facilitation of public or educational programming; interaction with collectors; and engagement with diverse audiences.

Application Fee: $20.

Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Erin Willett with any questions at ewillett@1708gallery.org or 804.643.1708. For more information visit www.1708gallery.org.

To submit a proposal visit https://fs2.formsite.com/1708gallery/form18/index.html

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26 May 2017, 5:00 am cd15a4fd52db35fc69d47ba8ed48ce5f
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: June 7, 2017.


Create/Change is an all-media, juried exhibition that will feature work that examines the idea of artist/s as citizens. Artists who, through their work, reimagine the traditional notions of art-making, and who contribute to society either through the transformative power of their artistic abilities, or through proactive social engagement with the arts, advancing equity, empathy, sustainability, and social justice through art and culture. This exhibition is open to all artists living and working in the United States.


To apply visit, https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/85510/create-change

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25 May 2017, 5:31 am 6b0be19eb7a60e62d999eee1e73bda7b
<![CDATA[Washington Women's Art Center]]> Found: submissions, submission, juror
Were you a member of the Washington Women's Art Center or know someone that was?

In the summer of 2018, the Alper Initiative will have two juried exhibits that will honor the Washington Women’s Arts Center, the feminist arts organization in the DC metropolitan area in the 1970s - 80s.

They are soliciting work from former members and exhibitors of the WWAC!

 
1)      The first exhibition in the Alper Initiative space will feature work made between 1975 and 1985 to provide a historic context for the WWAC. It will be accompanied by a catalogue.

2)     The second exhibition will feature current work by artists who were former members and exhibitors of the WWAC between 1975 and 1985.


Please visit this website for more information on the exhibitions and the submission process.

 
Because not all submissions will be selected by the juror for physical display at the museum, the museum plans to include a slide show identifying all former members.  Therefore, all former members are encouraged to send a high resolution headshot and image of their work (300 DPI), as well as a short quote about what the WWAC meant to them for inclusion in the slideshow to aiwa@american.edu.

So, please begin gathering your materials and share this information!



Remember to join their WWAC Facebook page, Memories of the Washington Women’s Arts Center.
 
Contact Judith Benderson, former WWAC board member and Managing Director (1983-1985) at judypainter@comcast.net, or aiwa@american.edu with any questions.

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24 May 2017, 5:00 am 6244eb5e935d60f7d7e537d98e6788b1
<![CDATA[Apply Now - 2018 Maryland Individual Artist Award]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award
Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) recognizes outstanding artistic achievement through the Individual Artist Awards (IAA) program. Grants of $1,000-$6,000 honor the unique contributions of Maryland artists to the state's creative economy and help support artists to advance their craft. 

The 2018 IAA application is now open to Maryland artists in the following categories: 
  • Non-Classical Music: Composition
  • Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Playwriting
  • Visual Arts: Crafts
  • Visual Arts: Photography

MSAC partners with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) to administer the IAA program.

Applicants can access IAA guidelines, application, and application assistance resources by scrolling down to the "Maryland" section here on MAAF's website

The deadline for 2018 applications is
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm EST
 
All applications must be submitted online.

MSAC and MAAF will offer two webinars to guide IAA applicants through the application process. Advance registration is required. 

Monday, May 22, 2017, 1:00-2:30 PM - Register here
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00-11:30 AM - Register here

Good luck! (I've applied like a million times and never been a winner - but will continue to try!)

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20 May 2017, 4:00 am 5b922e010b0e44c27d738cf1bab68704
<![CDATA[The Hat Show]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entr, entries
If you are a DMV area artist, gallerist, art dealer, college/university art faculty, museum director or curator, and do not know who Steven Krensly is, then you are woefully out of tune with the DMV art scene.

Krensky is easily one of the most visible faces at nearly every DC area art opening or event - not just because he's a good looking feller (which he is), but mostly because of his haberdashery... and also one of the DMV's premier art collectors.

To say that the Krenskiester stands out in a crowd is a gross under-estimattion.

Krensky is really plugged into the scene - he attends nearly every student/MFA art show around the region, and often discovers artists waaaay before most gallerists, curators, etc.

And as a result, he also has the planet's largest art collection focused (mostly) on DC area artists. And when I say large... I mean humongous collection: 100s and 100s of artists.

Anywhooooo.... Krensky, together with his wife Linda, also often dabbles in curating some exhibitions and he's got a really interesting call for artists for his next one:
Artists and Makers Studios is proud to host The Wearable Hat Show – with Steven Krensky at both A&M locations

This exhibit, curated by Steven Krensky and a mystery juror, will offer artists in the metro area an opportunity to make a statement through the art of the hat. Pick a hat form, any hat will do. Paint it, stitch it, weld it, glue it, glass it, bead it, weave it together with wire or string or any old thing. Your hat can be a reflection of your daily creative process, make a political statement, it can be whimsical, flattering, or funny. It must be functional, but need not be comfortable. Your hat must be for sale!
Artists whose work has been selected will be shown at both locations – the Reception Gallery at Parklawn, and in our Wilkins Avenue Merge Gallery for this month long exhibit. Hats will be pinned to the walls, or displayed on pedestals, at the gallerist’s discretion. Artists & Makers Studios will take a nominal 25% commission on sales from this exhibit. The artist should insure their own work for the duration of the exhibit if necessary.
Submission Requirements
****Submissions due on or before August 1st before 4pm, notification by August 9th.
Accepted work must be delivered to/and picked up from the assigned gallery, no shipments of artwork will be accepted.
Delivery date deadline, Sept 5th – 10-4 (Parklawn or Wilkins in Rockville)
Opening, Sept 8th from 6-9pm
Show ends Sept. 27th
Pick-up of unsold work Sept. 28th, 29th, 30th – 10-4
Artists may submit up to 5 jpegs of their work for consideration. The curator will choose works appropriate for public display from among all of the works submitted, and will include as many artists as possible. An artist may have one or more works accepted for exhibit. All work must be available for sale, and functional.
All entries must be submitted electronically in JPG format only. Email your images along with the completed form below to: judith@artistsandmakersstudios.com Please type Hat Show and your last name in the email subject line. For example: Hat Show/heartsong.
Images should be sized at no more than 1024 by 768 pixels, and less than 1 megabite in disk space size. Image file names must include artist’s last name and title of the piece in the following format: 
(ArtistLastName_ImageTitle.JPG) example: vanGogh_StarryNight.jpg
Click here to get a pdf of HAT Call for Entries 2017

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15 May 2017, 5:33 pm 8317b1e3950ac86b46c5fb8c2fe0d11a
<![CDATA[Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is today and tomorrow]]> Found: opportunity
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
May 13, 10am - 6pm and May 14, 10am - 5pm


Located on Norfolk, Auburn & Del Ray Avenues, the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will feature fine art created by 130 of the nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.

Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.



Join them for a unique shopping experience in downtown Bethesda. Browse jewelry, furniture, painting, photography, sculpture and more. 


Again: Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.


Cool date opportunity! See ya there!

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13 May 2017, 5:00 am c46dd9e4ef615bb8548bdb05e8728de1
<![CDATA[For your CV]]> Found: deadline, submit, entry, entr
In my "Bootcamp for Artists" series of seminars, one of the guerrilla tactics that I share and teach is how to build your art exhibition resume, and the key importance of having it for grants, residencies, and of course: sales.


Wanna add a group show to your resume and also contribute to a good cause?


CALL FOR POSTCARDS / DEADLINE MAY 19TH

Wish You Were Here 16
A.I.R. Gallery's Annual Postcard Show

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce its 16th annual postcard show, Wish You Were Here, which will take place in the entry gallery of our Plymouth Street location from May 25 - June 25, 2017. This inclusive event both raises valuable funds for A.I.R. programs and makes affordable artwork available to the public. Past Wish You Were Here exhibitions have included work by notable artists like Mary Beth Edelson, Dottie Attie, Mary Grigoriadis, and Barbara Zucker.

We invite artists from all over the world - female / male / cis / trans / gender nonconforming / neutral -  to participate by donating 1 postcard-sized work (4 x 6 inches) in any medium. Each original work is sold for $45 on a first come first serve basis and the buyer will take the work with them at the time of the sale. All proceeds go to benefit A.I.R. programming and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

FREE ENTRY & ALL WORKS ACCEPTED!
For more information and to submit work for the annual postcard show, click here.

Deadline is May 19, 2017 at 6pm.

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10 May 2017, 4:30 am 5c7f9f30f1694433fc51459d75b2db3b
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
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Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition - Twentynine Palms, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show - Blue Ridge, GA]]> Found: deadline
$5,000 in cash prizes. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Festival in the Park - Charlotte, NC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Louisiana Contemporary - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Up to $3,000 in awards. Deadline: June 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[43rd Annual Art in the Park - Lake Odessa, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils - Saint George, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: July 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[2017 Art Kudos International Juried Competition - Online]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,500 in cash awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[14th Annual Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition - N. Easton, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: July 8, 2017

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<![CDATA[32nd Annual National Juried Fine Art and Photography Show and Sale - Louisville, CO]]> Found: deadline
$3,000 in cash and prizes. Deadline: July 7, 2017

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<![CDATA[Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition - Lynchburg, VA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $2,500 in awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[Call for Proposals]]> Found: opportunity, deadline, submit
Deadline: June 5, 2017.

1708 Gallery invites US-based and international artists and curators to submit proposals for the 2018 and 2019 exhibition seasons. Applying students must have graduated before their proposed exhibition dates. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in the 1708 Gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered. Selected proposals will be given an exhibition period of approximately six weeks, a $1000 honorarium, and shipping, travel, installation and exhibition support. 1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunity and space for experimentation, freedom and artistic growth, while promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. We also support artists’ professional development through creation and facilitation of public or educational programming; interaction with collectors; and engagement with diverse audiences.

Application Fee: $20.

Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Erin Willett with any questions at ewillett@1708gallery.org or 804.643.1708. For more information visit www.1708gallery.org.

To submit a proposal visit https://fs2.formsite.com/1708gallery/form18/index.html

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26 May 2017, 5:00 am cd15a4fd52db35fc69d47ba8ed48ce5f
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: June 7, 2017.


Create/Change is an all-media, juried exhibition that will feature work that examines the idea of artist/s as citizens. Artists who, through their work, reimagine the traditional notions of art-making, and who contribute to society either through the transformative power of their artistic abilities, or through proactive social engagement with the arts, advancing equity, empathy, sustainability, and social justice through art and culture. This exhibition is open to all artists living and working in the United States.


To apply visit, https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/85510/create-change

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25 May 2017, 5:31 am 6b0be19eb7a60e62d999eee1e73bda7b
<![CDATA[Washington Women's Art Center]]> Found: submissions, submission, juror
Were you a member of the Washington Women's Art Center or know someone that was?

In the summer of 2018, the Alper Initiative will have two juried exhibits that will honor the Washington Women’s Arts Center, the feminist arts organization in the DC metropolitan area in the 1970s - 80s.

They are soliciting work from former members and exhibitors of the WWAC!

 
1)      The first exhibition in the Alper Initiative space will feature work made between 1975 and 1985 to provide a historic context for the WWAC. It will be accompanied by a catalogue.

2)     The second exhibition will feature current work by artists who were former members and exhibitors of the WWAC between 1975 and 1985.


Please visit this website for more information on the exhibitions and the submission process.

 
Because not all submissions will be selected by the juror for physical display at the museum, the museum plans to include a slide show identifying all former members.  Therefore, all former members are encouraged to send a high resolution headshot and image of their work (300 DPI), as well as a short quote about what the WWAC meant to them for inclusion in the slideshow to aiwa@american.edu.

So, please begin gathering your materials and share this information!



Remember to join their WWAC Facebook page, Memories of the Washington Women’s Arts Center.
 
Contact Judith Benderson, former WWAC board member and Managing Director (1983-1985) at judypainter@comcast.net, or aiwa@american.edu with any questions.

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24 May 2017, 5:00 am 6244eb5e935d60f7d7e537d98e6788b1
<![CDATA[Apply Now - 2018 Maryland Individual Artist Award]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award
Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) recognizes outstanding artistic achievement through the Individual Artist Awards (IAA) program. Grants of $1,000-$6,000 honor the unique contributions of Maryland artists to the state's creative economy and help support artists to advance their craft. 

The 2018 IAA application is now open to Maryland artists in the following categories: 
  • Non-Classical Music: Composition
  • Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Playwriting
  • Visual Arts: Crafts
  • Visual Arts: Photography

MSAC partners with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) to administer the IAA program.

Applicants can access IAA guidelines, application, and application assistance resources by scrolling down to the "Maryland" section here on MAAF's website

The deadline for 2018 applications is
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm EST
 
All applications must be submitted online.

MSAC and MAAF will offer two webinars to guide IAA applicants through the application process. Advance registration is required. 

Monday, May 22, 2017, 1:00-2:30 PM - Register here
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00-11:30 AM - Register here

Good luck! (I've applied like a million times and never been a winner - but will continue to try!)

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20 May 2017, 4:00 am 5b922e010b0e44c27d738cf1bab68704
<![CDATA[The Hat Show]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entr, entries
If you are a DMV area artist, gallerist, art dealer, college/university art faculty, museum director or curator, and do not know who Steven Krensly is, then you are woefully out of tune with the DMV art scene.

Krensky is easily one of the most visible faces at nearly every DC area art opening or event - not just because he's a good looking feller (which he is), but mostly because of his haberdashery... and also one of the DMV's premier art collectors.

To say that the Krenskiester stands out in a crowd is a gross under-estimattion.

Krensky is really plugged into the scene - he attends nearly every student/MFA art show around the region, and often discovers artists waaaay before most gallerists, curators, etc.

And as a result, he also has the planet's largest art collection focused (mostly) on DC area artists. And when I say large... I mean humongous collection: 100s and 100s of artists.

Anywhooooo.... Krensky, together with his wife Linda, also often dabbles in curating some exhibitions and he's got a really interesting call for artists for his next one:
Artists and Makers Studios is proud to host The Wearable Hat Show – with Steven Krensky at both A&M locations

This exhibit, curated by Steven Krensky and a mystery juror, will offer artists in the metro area an opportunity to make a statement through the art of the hat. Pick a hat form, any hat will do. Paint it, stitch it, weld it, glue it, glass it, bead it, weave it together with wire or string or any old thing. Your hat can be a reflection of your daily creative process, make a political statement, it can be whimsical, flattering, or funny. It must be functional, but need not be comfortable. Your hat must be for sale!
Artists whose work has been selected will be shown at both locations – the Reception Gallery at Parklawn, and in our Wilkins Avenue Merge Gallery for this month long exhibit. Hats will be pinned to the walls, or displayed on pedestals, at the gallerist’s discretion. Artists & Makers Studios will take a nominal 25% commission on sales from this exhibit. The artist should insure their own work for the duration of the exhibit if necessary.
Submission Requirements
****Submissions due on or before August 1st before 4pm, notification by August 9th.
Accepted work must be delivered to/and picked up from the assigned gallery, no shipments of artwork will be accepted.
Delivery date deadline, Sept 5th – 10-4 (Parklawn or Wilkins in Rockville)
Opening, Sept 8th from 6-9pm
Show ends Sept. 27th
Pick-up of unsold work Sept. 28th, 29th, 30th – 10-4
Artists may submit up to 5 jpegs of their work for consideration. The curator will choose works appropriate for public display from among all of the works submitted, and will include as many artists as possible. An artist may have one or more works accepted for exhibit. All work must be available for sale, and functional.
All entries must be submitted electronically in JPG format only. Email your images along with the completed form below to: judith@artistsandmakersstudios.com Please type Hat Show and your last name in the email subject line. For example: Hat Show/heartsong.
Images should be sized at no more than 1024 by 768 pixels, and less than 1 megabite in disk space size. Image file names must include artist’s last name and title of the piece in the following format: 
(ArtistLastName_ImageTitle.JPG) example: vanGogh_StarryNight.jpg
Click here to get a pdf of HAT Call for Entries 2017

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15 May 2017, 5:33 pm 8317b1e3950ac86b46c5fb8c2fe0d11a
<![CDATA[Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is today and tomorrow]]> Found: opportunity
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
May 13, 10am - 6pm and May 14, 10am - 5pm


Located on Norfolk, Auburn & Del Ray Avenues, the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will feature fine art created by 130 of the nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.

Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.



Join them for a unique shopping experience in downtown Bethesda. Browse jewelry, furniture, painting, photography, sculpture and more. 


Again: Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.


Cool date opportunity! See ya there!

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13 May 2017, 5:00 am c46dd9e4ef615bb8548bdb05e8728de1
<![CDATA[For your CV]]> Found: deadline, submit, entry, entr
In my "Bootcamp for Artists" series of seminars, one of the guerrilla tactics that I share and teach is how to build your art exhibition resume, and the key importance of having it for grants, residencies, and of course: sales.


Wanna add a group show to your resume and also contribute to a good cause?


CALL FOR POSTCARDS / DEADLINE MAY 19TH

Wish You Were Here 16
A.I.R. Gallery's Annual Postcard Show

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce its 16th annual postcard show, Wish You Were Here, which will take place in the entry gallery of our Plymouth Street location from May 25 - June 25, 2017. This inclusive event both raises valuable funds for A.I.R. programs and makes affordable artwork available to the public. Past Wish You Were Here exhibitions have included work by notable artists like Mary Beth Edelson, Dottie Attie, Mary Grigoriadis, and Barbara Zucker.

We invite artists from all over the world - female / male / cis / trans / gender nonconforming / neutral -  to participate by donating 1 postcard-sized work (4 x 6 inches) in any medium. Each original work is sold for $45 on a first come first serve basis and the buyer will take the work with them at the time of the sale. All proceeds go to benefit A.I.R. programming and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

FREE ENTRY & ALL WORKS ACCEPTED!
For more information and to submit work for the annual postcard show, click here.

Deadline is May 19, 2017 at 6pm.

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10 May 2017, 4:30 am 5c7f9f30f1694433fc51459d75b2db3b
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
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Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition - Twentynine Palms, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show - Blue Ridge, GA]]> Found: deadline
$5,000 in cash prizes. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Festival in the Park - Charlotte, NC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Louisiana Contemporary - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Up to $3,000 in awards. Deadline: June 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[43rd Annual Art in the Park - Lake Odessa, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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1f703d1a876116bfb71cab81a941716a
<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils - Saint George, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: July 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[2017 Art Kudos International Juried Competition - Online]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,500 in cash awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[14th Annual Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition - N. Easton, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: July 8, 2017

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ce6d78c82aadcff9bbfa13ebccea387b
<![CDATA[32nd Annual National Juried Fine Art and Photography Show and Sale - Louisville, CO]]> Found: deadline
$3,000 in cash and prizes. Deadline: July 7, 2017

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<![CDATA[Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition - Lynchburg, VA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $2,500 in awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[Call for Proposals]]> Found: opportunity, deadline, submit
Deadline: June 5, 2017.

1708 Gallery invites US-based and international artists and curators to submit proposals for the 2018 and 2019 exhibition seasons. Applying students must have graduated before their proposed exhibition dates. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in the 1708 Gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered. Selected proposals will be given an exhibition period of approximately six weeks, a $1000 honorarium, and shipping, travel, installation and exhibition support. 1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunity and space for experimentation, freedom and artistic growth, while promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. We also support artists’ professional development through creation and facilitation of public or educational programming; interaction with collectors; and engagement with diverse audiences.

Application Fee: $20.

Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Erin Willett with any questions at ewillett@1708gallery.org or 804.643.1708. For more information visit www.1708gallery.org.

To submit a proposal visit https://fs2.formsite.com/1708gallery/form18/index.html

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26 May 2017, 5:00 am cd15a4fd52db35fc69d47ba8ed48ce5f
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: June 7, 2017.


Create/Change is an all-media, juried exhibition that will feature work that examines the idea of artist/s as citizens. Artists who, through their work, reimagine the traditional notions of art-making, and who contribute to society either through the transformative power of their artistic abilities, or through proactive social engagement with the arts, advancing equity, empathy, sustainability, and social justice through art and culture. This exhibition is open to all artists living and working in the United States.


To apply visit, https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/85510/create-change

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25 May 2017, 5:31 am 6b0be19eb7a60e62d999eee1e73bda7b
<![CDATA[Washington Women's Art Center]]> Found: submissions, submission, juror
Were you a member of the Washington Women's Art Center or know someone that was?

In the summer of 2018, the Alper Initiative will have two juried exhibits that will honor the Washington Women’s Arts Center, the feminist arts organization in the DC metropolitan area in the 1970s - 80s.

They are soliciting work from former members and exhibitors of the WWAC!

 
1)      The first exhibition in the Alper Initiative space will feature work made between 1975 and 1985 to provide a historic context for the WWAC. It will be accompanied by a catalogue.

2)     The second exhibition will feature current work by artists who were former members and exhibitors of the WWAC between 1975 and 1985.


Please visit this website for more information on the exhibitions and the submission process.

 
Because not all submissions will be selected by the juror for physical display at the museum, the museum plans to include a slide show identifying all former members.  Therefore, all former members are encouraged to send a high resolution headshot and image of their work (300 DPI), as well as a short quote about what the WWAC meant to them for inclusion in the slideshow to aiwa@american.edu.

So, please begin gathering your materials and share this information!



Remember to join their WWAC Facebook page, Memories of the Washington Women’s Arts Center.
 
Contact Judith Benderson, former WWAC board member and Managing Director (1983-1985) at judypainter@comcast.net, or aiwa@american.edu with any questions.

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24 May 2017, 5:00 am 6244eb5e935d60f7d7e537d98e6788b1
<![CDATA[Apply Now - 2018 Maryland Individual Artist Award]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award
Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) recognizes outstanding artistic achievement through the Individual Artist Awards (IAA) program. Grants of $1,000-$6,000 honor the unique contributions of Maryland artists to the state's creative economy and help support artists to advance their craft. 

The 2018 IAA application is now open to Maryland artists in the following categories: 
  • Non-Classical Music: Composition
  • Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Playwriting
  • Visual Arts: Crafts
  • Visual Arts: Photography

MSAC partners with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) to administer the IAA program.

Applicants can access IAA guidelines, application, and application assistance resources by scrolling down to the "Maryland" section here on MAAF's website

The deadline for 2018 applications is
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm EST
 
All applications must be submitted online.

MSAC and MAAF will offer two webinars to guide IAA applicants through the application process. Advance registration is required. 

Monday, May 22, 2017, 1:00-2:30 PM - Register here
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00-11:30 AM - Register here

Good luck! (I've applied like a million times and never been a winner - but will continue to try!)

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20 May 2017, 4:00 am 5b922e010b0e44c27d738cf1bab68704
<![CDATA[The Hat Show]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entr, entries
If you are a DMV area artist, gallerist, art dealer, college/university art faculty, museum director or curator, and do not know who Steven Krensly is, then you are woefully out of tune with the DMV art scene.

Krensky is easily one of the most visible faces at nearly every DC area art opening or event - not just because he's a good looking feller (which he is), but mostly because of his haberdashery... and also one of the DMV's premier art collectors.

To say that the Krenskiester stands out in a crowd is a gross under-estimattion.

Krensky is really plugged into the scene - he attends nearly every student/MFA art show around the region, and often discovers artists waaaay before most gallerists, curators, etc.

And as a result, he also has the planet's largest art collection focused (mostly) on DC area artists. And when I say large... I mean humongous collection: 100s and 100s of artists.

Anywhooooo.... Krensky, together with his wife Linda, also often dabbles in curating some exhibitions and he's got a really interesting call for artists for his next one:
Artists and Makers Studios is proud to host The Wearable Hat Show – with Steven Krensky at both A&M locations

This exhibit, curated by Steven Krensky and a mystery juror, will offer artists in the metro area an opportunity to make a statement through the art of the hat. Pick a hat form, any hat will do. Paint it, stitch it, weld it, glue it, glass it, bead it, weave it together with wire or string or any old thing. Your hat can be a reflection of your daily creative process, make a political statement, it can be whimsical, flattering, or funny. It must be functional, but need not be comfortable. Your hat must be for sale!
Artists whose work has been selected will be shown at both locations – the Reception Gallery at Parklawn, and in our Wilkins Avenue Merge Gallery for this month long exhibit. Hats will be pinned to the walls, or displayed on pedestals, at the gallerist’s discretion. Artists & Makers Studios will take a nominal 25% commission on sales from this exhibit. The artist should insure their own work for the duration of the exhibit if necessary.
Submission Requirements
****Submissions due on or before August 1st before 4pm, notification by August 9th.
Accepted work must be delivered to/and picked up from the assigned gallery, no shipments of artwork will be accepted.
Delivery date deadline, Sept 5th – 10-4 (Parklawn or Wilkins in Rockville)
Opening, Sept 8th from 6-9pm
Show ends Sept. 27th
Pick-up of unsold work Sept. 28th, 29th, 30th – 10-4
Artists may submit up to 5 jpegs of their work for consideration. The curator will choose works appropriate for public display from among all of the works submitted, and will include as many artists as possible. An artist may have one or more works accepted for exhibit. All work must be available for sale, and functional.
All entries must be submitted electronically in JPG format only. Email your images along with the completed form below to: judith@artistsandmakersstudios.com Please type Hat Show and your last name in the email subject line. For example: Hat Show/heartsong.
Images should be sized at no more than 1024 by 768 pixels, and less than 1 megabite in disk space size. Image file names must include artist’s last name and title of the piece in the following format: 
(ArtistLastName_ImageTitle.JPG) example: vanGogh_StarryNight.jpg
Click here to get a pdf of HAT Call for Entries 2017

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15 May 2017, 5:33 pm 8317b1e3950ac86b46c5fb8c2fe0d11a
<![CDATA[Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is today and tomorrow]]> Found: opportunity
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
May 13, 10am - 6pm and May 14, 10am - 5pm


Located on Norfolk, Auburn & Del Ray Avenues, the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will feature fine art created by 130 of the nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.

Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.



Join them for a unique shopping experience in downtown Bethesda. Browse jewelry, furniture, painting, photography, sculpture and more. 


Again: Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.


Cool date opportunity! See ya there!

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13 May 2017, 5:00 am c46dd9e4ef615bb8548bdb05e8728de1
<![CDATA[For your CV]]> Found: deadline, submit, entry, entr
In my "Bootcamp for Artists" series of seminars, one of the guerrilla tactics that I share and teach is how to build your art exhibition resume, and the key importance of having it for grants, residencies, and of course: sales.


Wanna add a group show to your resume and also contribute to a good cause?


CALL FOR POSTCARDS / DEADLINE MAY 19TH

Wish You Were Here 16
A.I.R. Gallery's Annual Postcard Show

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce its 16th annual postcard show, Wish You Were Here, which will take place in the entry gallery of our Plymouth Street location from May 25 - June 25, 2017. This inclusive event both raises valuable funds for A.I.R. programs and makes affordable artwork available to the public. Past Wish You Were Here exhibitions have included work by notable artists like Mary Beth Edelson, Dottie Attie, Mary Grigoriadis, and Barbara Zucker.

We invite artists from all over the world - female / male / cis / trans / gender nonconforming / neutral -  to participate by donating 1 postcard-sized work (4 x 6 inches) in any medium. Each original work is sold for $45 on a first come first serve basis and the buyer will take the work with them at the time of the sale. All proceeds go to benefit A.I.R. programming and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

FREE ENTRY & ALL WORKS ACCEPTED!
For more information and to submit work for the annual postcard show, click here.

Deadline is May 19, 2017 at 6pm.

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10 May 2017, 4:30 am 5c7f9f30f1694433fc51459d75b2db3b
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
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Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition - Twentynine Palms, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show - Blue Ridge, GA]]> Found: deadline
$5,000 in cash prizes. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Festival in the Park - Charlotte, NC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Louisiana Contemporary - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Up to $3,000 in awards. Deadline: June 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[43rd Annual Art in the Park - Lake Odessa, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils - Saint George, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: July 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[2017 Art Kudos International Juried Competition - Online]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,500 in cash awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[14th Annual Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition - N. Easton, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: July 8, 2017

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<![CDATA[32nd Annual National Juried Fine Art and Photography Show and Sale - Louisville, CO]]> Found: deadline
$3,000 in cash and prizes. Deadline: July 7, 2017

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<![CDATA[Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition - Lynchburg, VA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $2,500 in awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[Call for Proposals]]> Found: opportunity, deadline, submit
Deadline: June 5, 2017.

1708 Gallery invites US-based and international artists and curators to submit proposals for the 2018 and 2019 exhibition seasons. Applying students must have graduated before their proposed exhibition dates. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in the 1708 Gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered. Selected proposals will be given an exhibition period of approximately six weeks, a $1000 honorarium, and shipping, travel, installation and exhibition support. 1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunity and space for experimentation, freedom and artistic growth, while promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. We also support artists’ professional development through creation and facilitation of public or educational programming; interaction with collectors; and engagement with diverse audiences.

Application Fee: $20.

Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Erin Willett with any questions at ewillett@1708gallery.org or 804.643.1708. For more information visit www.1708gallery.org.

To submit a proposal visit https://fs2.formsite.com/1708gallery/form18/index.html

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26 May 2017, 5:00 am cd15a4fd52db35fc69d47ba8ed48ce5f
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: June 7, 2017.


Create/Change is an all-media, juried exhibition that will feature work that examines the idea of artist/s as citizens. Artists who, through their work, reimagine the traditional notions of art-making, and who contribute to society either through the transformative power of their artistic abilities, or through proactive social engagement with the arts, advancing equity, empathy, sustainability, and social justice through art and culture. This exhibition is open to all artists living and working in the United States.


To apply visit, https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/85510/create-change

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25 May 2017, 5:31 am 6b0be19eb7a60e62d999eee1e73bda7b
<![CDATA[Washington Women's Art Center]]> Found: submissions, submission, juror
Were you a member of the Washington Women's Art Center or know someone that was?

In the summer of 2018, the Alper Initiative will have two juried exhibits that will honor the Washington Women’s Arts Center, the feminist arts organization in the DC metropolitan area in the 1970s - 80s.

They are soliciting work from former members and exhibitors of the WWAC!

 
1)      The first exhibition in the Alper Initiative space will feature work made between 1975 and 1985 to provide a historic context for the WWAC. It will be accompanied by a catalogue.

2)     The second exhibition will feature current work by artists who were former members and exhibitors of the WWAC between 1975 and 1985.


Please visit this website for more information on the exhibitions and the submission process.

 
Because not all submissions will be selected by the juror for physical display at the museum, the museum plans to include a slide show identifying all former members.  Therefore, all former members are encouraged to send a high resolution headshot and image of their work (300 DPI), as well as a short quote about what the WWAC meant to them for inclusion in the slideshow to aiwa@american.edu.

So, please begin gathering your materials and share this information!



Remember to join their WWAC Facebook page, Memories of the Washington Women’s Arts Center.
 
Contact Judith Benderson, former WWAC board member and Managing Director (1983-1985) at judypainter@comcast.net, or aiwa@american.edu with any questions.

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24 May 2017, 5:00 am 6244eb5e935d60f7d7e537d98e6788b1
<![CDATA[Apply Now - 2018 Maryland Individual Artist Award]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award
Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) recognizes outstanding artistic achievement through the Individual Artist Awards (IAA) program. Grants of $1,000-$6,000 honor the unique contributions of Maryland artists to the state's creative economy and help support artists to advance their craft. 

The 2018 IAA application is now open to Maryland artists in the following categories: 
  • Non-Classical Music: Composition
  • Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Playwriting
  • Visual Arts: Crafts
  • Visual Arts: Photography

MSAC partners with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) to administer the IAA program.

Applicants can access IAA guidelines, application, and application assistance resources by scrolling down to the "Maryland" section here on MAAF's website

The deadline for 2018 applications is
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm EST
 
All applications must be submitted online.

MSAC and MAAF will offer two webinars to guide IAA applicants through the application process. Advance registration is required. 

Monday, May 22, 2017, 1:00-2:30 PM - Register here
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00-11:30 AM - Register here

Good luck! (I've applied like a million times and never been a winner - but will continue to try!)

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20 May 2017, 4:00 am 5b922e010b0e44c27d738cf1bab68704
<![CDATA[The Hat Show]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entr, entries
If you are a DMV area artist, gallerist, art dealer, college/university art faculty, museum director or curator, and do not know who Steven Krensly is, then you are woefully out of tune with the DMV art scene.

Krensky is easily one of the most visible faces at nearly every DC area art opening or event - not just because he's a good looking feller (which he is), but mostly because of his haberdashery... and also one of the DMV's premier art collectors.

To say that the Krenskiester stands out in a crowd is a gross under-estimattion.

Krensky is really plugged into the scene - he attends nearly every student/MFA art show around the region, and often discovers artists waaaay before most gallerists, curators, etc.

And as a result, he also has the planet's largest art collection focused (mostly) on DC area artists. And when I say large... I mean humongous collection: 100s and 100s of artists.

Anywhooooo.... Krensky, together with his wife Linda, also often dabbles in curating some exhibitions and he's got a really interesting call for artists for his next one:
Artists and Makers Studios is proud to host The Wearable Hat Show – with Steven Krensky at both A&M locations

This exhibit, curated by Steven Krensky and a mystery juror, will offer artists in the metro area an opportunity to make a statement through the art of the hat. Pick a hat form, any hat will do. Paint it, stitch it, weld it, glue it, glass it, bead it, weave it together with wire or string or any old thing. Your hat can be a reflection of your daily creative process, make a political statement, it can be whimsical, flattering, or funny. It must be functional, but need not be comfortable. Your hat must be for sale!
Artists whose work has been selected will be shown at both locations – the Reception Gallery at Parklawn, and in our Wilkins Avenue Merge Gallery for this month long exhibit. Hats will be pinned to the walls, or displayed on pedestals, at the gallerist’s discretion. Artists & Makers Studios will take a nominal 25% commission on sales from this exhibit. The artist should insure their own work for the duration of the exhibit if necessary.
Submission Requirements
****Submissions due on or before August 1st before 4pm, notification by August 9th.
Accepted work must be delivered to/and picked up from the assigned gallery, no shipments of artwork will be accepted.
Delivery date deadline, Sept 5th – 10-4 (Parklawn or Wilkins in Rockville)
Opening, Sept 8th from 6-9pm
Show ends Sept. 27th
Pick-up of unsold work Sept. 28th, 29th, 30th – 10-4
Artists may submit up to 5 jpegs of their work for consideration. The curator will choose works appropriate for public display from among all of the works submitted, and will include as many artists as possible. An artist may have one or more works accepted for exhibit. All work must be available for sale, and functional.
All entries must be submitted electronically in JPG format only. Email your images along with the completed form below to: judith@artistsandmakersstudios.com Please type Hat Show and your last name in the email subject line. For example: Hat Show/heartsong.
Images should be sized at no more than 1024 by 768 pixels, and less than 1 megabite in disk space size. Image file names must include artist’s last name and title of the piece in the following format: 
(ArtistLastName_ImageTitle.JPG) example: vanGogh_StarryNight.jpg
Click here to get a pdf of HAT Call for Entries 2017

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15 May 2017, 5:33 pm 8317b1e3950ac86b46c5fb8c2fe0d11a
<![CDATA[Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is today and tomorrow]]> Found: opportunity
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
May 13, 10am - 6pm and May 14, 10am - 5pm


Located on Norfolk, Auburn & Del Ray Avenues, the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will feature fine art created by 130 of the nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.

Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.



Join them for a unique shopping experience in downtown Bethesda. Browse jewelry, furniture, painting, photography, sculpture and more. 


Again: Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.


Cool date opportunity! See ya there!

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13 May 2017, 5:00 am c46dd9e4ef615bb8548bdb05e8728de1
<![CDATA[For your CV]]> Found: deadline, submit, entry, entr
In my "Bootcamp for Artists" series of seminars, one of the guerrilla tactics that I share and teach is how to build your art exhibition resume, and the key importance of having it for grants, residencies, and of course: sales.


Wanna add a group show to your resume and also contribute to a good cause?


CALL FOR POSTCARDS / DEADLINE MAY 19TH

Wish You Were Here 16
A.I.R. Gallery's Annual Postcard Show

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce its 16th annual postcard show, Wish You Were Here, which will take place in the entry gallery of our Plymouth Street location from May 25 - June 25, 2017. This inclusive event both raises valuable funds for A.I.R. programs and makes affordable artwork available to the public. Past Wish You Were Here exhibitions have included work by notable artists like Mary Beth Edelson, Dottie Attie, Mary Grigoriadis, and Barbara Zucker.

We invite artists from all over the world - female / male / cis / trans / gender nonconforming / neutral -  to participate by donating 1 postcard-sized work (4 x 6 inches) in any medium. Each original work is sold for $45 on a first come first serve basis and the buyer will take the work with them at the time of the sale. All proceeds go to benefit A.I.R. programming and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

FREE ENTRY & ALL WORKS ACCEPTED!
For more information and to submit work for the annual postcard show, click here.

Deadline is May 19, 2017 at 6pm.

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10 May 2017, 4:30 am 5c7f9f30f1694433fc51459d75b2db3b
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
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Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition - Twentynine Palms, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show - Blue Ridge, GA]]> Found: deadline
$5,000 in cash prizes. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Festival in the Park - Charlotte, NC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Louisiana Contemporary - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Up to $3,000 in awards. Deadline: June 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[43rd Annual Art in the Park - Lake Odessa, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils - Saint George, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: July 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[2017 Art Kudos International Juried Competition - Online]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,500 in cash awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[14th Annual Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition - N. Easton, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: July 8, 2017

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<![CDATA[32nd Annual National Juried Fine Art and Photography Show and Sale - Louisville, CO]]> Found: deadline
$3,000 in cash and prizes. Deadline: July 7, 2017

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<![CDATA[Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition - Lynchburg, VA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $2,500 in awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[Call for Proposals]]> Found: opportunity, deadline, submit
Deadline: June 5, 2017.

1708 Gallery invites US-based and international artists and curators to submit proposals for the 2018 and 2019 exhibition seasons. Applying students must have graduated before their proposed exhibition dates. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in the 1708 Gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered. Selected proposals will be given an exhibition period of approximately six weeks, a $1000 honorarium, and shipping, travel, installation and exhibition support. 1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunity and space for experimentation, freedom and artistic growth, while promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. We also support artists’ professional development through creation and facilitation of public or educational programming; interaction with collectors; and engagement with diverse audiences.

Application Fee: $20.

Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Erin Willett with any questions at ewillett@1708gallery.org or 804.643.1708. For more information visit www.1708gallery.org.

To submit a proposal visit https://fs2.formsite.com/1708gallery/form18/index.html

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26 May 2017, 5:00 am cd15a4fd52db35fc69d47ba8ed48ce5f
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: June 7, 2017.


Create/Change is an all-media, juried exhibition that will feature work that examines the idea of artist/s as citizens. Artists who, through their work, reimagine the traditional notions of art-making, and who contribute to society either through the transformative power of their artistic abilities, or through proactive social engagement with the arts, advancing equity, empathy, sustainability, and social justice through art and culture. This exhibition is open to all artists living and working in the United States.


To apply visit, https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/85510/create-change

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25 May 2017, 5:31 am 6b0be19eb7a60e62d999eee1e73bda7b
<![CDATA[Washington Women's Art Center]]> Found: submissions, submission, juror
Were you a member of the Washington Women's Art Center or know someone that was?

In the summer of 2018, the Alper Initiative will have two juried exhibits that will honor the Washington Women’s Arts Center, the feminist arts organization in the DC metropolitan area in the 1970s - 80s.

They are soliciting work from former members and exhibitors of the WWAC!

 
1)      The first exhibition in the Alper Initiative space will feature work made between 1975 and 1985 to provide a historic context for the WWAC. It will be accompanied by a catalogue.

2)     The second exhibition will feature current work by artists who were former members and exhibitors of the WWAC between 1975 and 1985.


Please visit this website for more information on the exhibitions and the submission process.

 
Because not all submissions will be selected by the juror for physical display at the museum, the museum plans to include a slide show identifying all former members.  Therefore, all former members are encouraged to send a high resolution headshot and image of their work (300 DPI), as well as a short quote about what the WWAC meant to them for inclusion in the slideshow to aiwa@american.edu.

So, please begin gathering your materials and share this information!



Remember to join their WWAC Facebook page, Memories of the Washington Women’s Arts Center.
 
Contact Judith Benderson, former WWAC board member and Managing Director (1983-1985) at judypainter@comcast.net, or aiwa@american.edu with any questions.

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24 May 2017, 5:00 am 6244eb5e935d60f7d7e537d98e6788b1
<![CDATA[Apply Now - 2018 Maryland Individual Artist Award]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award
Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) recognizes outstanding artistic achievement through the Individual Artist Awards (IAA) program. Grants of $1,000-$6,000 honor the unique contributions of Maryland artists to the state's creative economy and help support artists to advance their craft. 

The 2018 IAA application is now open to Maryland artists in the following categories: 
  • Non-Classical Music: Composition
  • Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Playwriting
  • Visual Arts: Crafts
  • Visual Arts: Photography

MSAC partners with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) to administer the IAA program.

Applicants can access IAA guidelines, application, and application assistance resources by scrolling down to the "Maryland" section here on MAAF's website

The deadline for 2018 applications is
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm EST
 
All applications must be submitted online.

MSAC and MAAF will offer two webinars to guide IAA applicants through the application process. Advance registration is required. 

Monday, May 22, 2017, 1:00-2:30 PM - Register here
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00-11:30 AM - Register here

Good luck! (I've applied like a million times and never been a winner - but will continue to try!)

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20 May 2017, 4:00 am 5b922e010b0e44c27d738cf1bab68704
<![CDATA[The Hat Show]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entr, entries
If you are a DMV area artist, gallerist, art dealer, college/university art faculty, museum director or curator, and do not know who Steven Krensly is, then you are woefully out of tune with the DMV art scene.

Krensky is easily one of the most visible faces at nearly every DC area art opening or event - not just because he's a good looking feller (which he is), but mostly because of his haberdashery... and also one of the DMV's premier art collectors.

To say that the Krenskiester stands out in a crowd is a gross under-estimattion.

Krensky is really plugged into the scene - he attends nearly every student/MFA art show around the region, and often discovers artists waaaay before most gallerists, curators, etc.

And as a result, he also has the planet's largest art collection focused (mostly) on DC area artists. And when I say large... I mean humongous collection: 100s and 100s of artists.

Anywhooooo.... Krensky, together with his wife Linda, also often dabbles in curating some exhibitions and he's got a really interesting call for artists for his next one:
Artists and Makers Studios is proud to host The Wearable Hat Show – with Steven Krensky at both A&M locations

This exhibit, curated by Steven Krensky and a mystery juror, will offer artists in the metro area an opportunity to make a statement through the art of the hat. Pick a hat form, any hat will do. Paint it, stitch it, weld it, glue it, glass it, bead it, weave it together with wire or string or any old thing. Your hat can be a reflection of your daily creative process, make a political statement, it can be whimsical, flattering, or funny. It must be functional, but need not be comfortable. Your hat must be for sale!
Artists whose work has been selected will be shown at both locations – the Reception Gallery at Parklawn, and in our Wilkins Avenue Merge Gallery for this month long exhibit. Hats will be pinned to the walls, or displayed on pedestals, at the gallerist’s discretion. Artists & Makers Studios will take a nominal 25% commission on sales from this exhibit. The artist should insure their own work for the duration of the exhibit if necessary.
Submission Requirements
****Submissions due on or before August 1st before 4pm, notification by August 9th.
Accepted work must be delivered to/and picked up from the assigned gallery, no shipments of artwork will be accepted.
Delivery date deadline, Sept 5th – 10-4 (Parklawn or Wilkins in Rockville)
Opening, Sept 8th from 6-9pm
Show ends Sept. 27th
Pick-up of unsold work Sept. 28th, 29th, 30th – 10-4
Artists may submit up to 5 jpegs of their work for consideration. The curator will choose works appropriate for public display from among all of the works submitted, and will include as many artists as possible. An artist may have one or more works accepted for exhibit. All work must be available for sale, and functional.
All entries must be submitted electronically in JPG format only. Email your images along with the completed form below to: judith@artistsandmakersstudios.com Please type Hat Show and your last name in the email subject line. For example: Hat Show/heartsong.
Images should be sized at no more than 1024 by 768 pixels, and less than 1 megabite in disk space size. Image file names must include artist’s last name and title of the piece in the following format: 
(ArtistLastName_ImageTitle.JPG) example: vanGogh_StarryNight.jpg
Click here to get a pdf of HAT Call for Entries 2017

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15 May 2017, 5:33 pm 8317b1e3950ac86b46c5fb8c2fe0d11a
<![CDATA[Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is today and tomorrow]]> Found: opportunity
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
May 13, 10am - 6pm and May 14, 10am - 5pm


Located on Norfolk, Auburn & Del Ray Avenues, the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will feature fine art created by 130 of the nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.

Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.



Join them for a unique shopping experience in downtown Bethesda. Browse jewelry, furniture, painting, photography, sculpture and more. 


Again: Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.


Cool date opportunity! See ya there!

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13 May 2017, 5:00 am c46dd9e4ef615bb8548bdb05e8728de1
<![CDATA[For your CV]]> Found: deadline, submit, entry, entr
In my "Bootcamp for Artists" series of seminars, one of the guerrilla tactics that I share and teach is how to build your art exhibition resume, and the key importance of having it for grants, residencies, and of course: sales.


Wanna add a group show to your resume and also contribute to a good cause?


CALL FOR POSTCARDS / DEADLINE MAY 19TH

Wish You Were Here 16
A.I.R. Gallery's Annual Postcard Show

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce its 16th annual postcard show, Wish You Were Here, which will take place in the entry gallery of our Plymouth Street location from May 25 - June 25, 2017. This inclusive event both raises valuable funds for A.I.R. programs and makes affordable artwork available to the public. Past Wish You Were Here exhibitions have included work by notable artists like Mary Beth Edelson, Dottie Attie, Mary Grigoriadis, and Barbara Zucker.

We invite artists from all over the world - female / male / cis / trans / gender nonconforming / neutral -  to participate by donating 1 postcard-sized work (4 x 6 inches) in any medium. Each original work is sold for $45 on a first come first serve basis and the buyer will take the work with them at the time of the sale. All proceeds go to benefit A.I.R. programming and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

FREE ENTRY & ALL WORKS ACCEPTED!
For more information and to submit work for the annual postcard show, click here.

Deadline is May 19, 2017 at 6pm.

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10 May 2017, 4:30 am 5c7f9f30f1694433fc51459d75b2db3b
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
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Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition - Twentynine Palms, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show - Blue Ridge, GA]]> Found: deadline
$5,000 in cash prizes. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Festival in the Park - Charlotte, NC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Louisiana Contemporary - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Up to $3,000 in awards. Deadline: June 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[43rd Annual Art in the Park - Lake Odessa, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils - Saint George, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: July 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[2017 Art Kudos International Juried Competition - Online]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,500 in cash awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[14th Annual Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition - N. Easton, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: July 8, 2017

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<![CDATA[32nd Annual National Juried Fine Art and Photography Show and Sale - Louisville, CO]]> Found: deadline
$3,000 in cash and prizes. Deadline: July 7, 2017

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<![CDATA[Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition - Lynchburg, VA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $2,500 in awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[Call for Proposals]]> Found: opportunity, deadline, submit
Deadline: June 5, 2017.

1708 Gallery invites US-based and international artists and curators to submit proposals for the 2018 and 2019 exhibition seasons. Applying students must have graduated before their proposed exhibition dates. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in the 1708 Gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered. Selected proposals will be given an exhibition period of approximately six weeks, a $1000 honorarium, and shipping, travel, installation and exhibition support. 1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunity and space for experimentation, freedom and artistic growth, while promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. We also support artists’ professional development through creation and facilitation of public or educational programming; interaction with collectors; and engagement with diverse audiences.

Application Fee: $20.

Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Erin Willett with any questions at ewillett@1708gallery.org or 804.643.1708. For more information visit www.1708gallery.org.

To submit a proposal visit https://fs2.formsite.com/1708gallery/form18/index.html

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26 May 2017, 5:00 am cd15a4fd52db35fc69d47ba8ed48ce5f
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: June 7, 2017.


Create/Change is an all-media, juried exhibition that will feature work that examines the idea of artist/s as citizens. Artists who, through their work, reimagine the traditional notions of art-making, and who contribute to society either through the transformative power of their artistic abilities, or through proactive social engagement with the arts, advancing equity, empathy, sustainability, and social justice through art and culture. This exhibition is open to all artists living and working in the United States.


To apply visit, https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/85510/create-change

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25 May 2017, 5:31 am 6b0be19eb7a60e62d999eee1e73bda7b
<![CDATA[Washington Women's Art Center]]> Found: submissions, submission, juror
Were you a member of the Washington Women's Art Center or know someone that was?

In the summer of 2018, the Alper Initiative will have two juried exhibits that will honor the Washington Women’s Arts Center, the feminist arts organization in the DC metropolitan area in the 1970s - 80s.

They are soliciting work from former members and exhibitors of the WWAC!

 
1)      The first exhibition in the Alper Initiative space will feature work made between 1975 and 1985 to provide a historic context for the WWAC. It will be accompanied by a catalogue.

2)     The second exhibition will feature current work by artists who were former members and exhibitors of the WWAC between 1975 and 1985.


Please visit this website for more information on the exhibitions and the submission process.

 
Because not all submissions will be selected by the juror for physical display at the museum, the museum plans to include a slide show identifying all former members.  Therefore, all former members are encouraged to send a high resolution headshot and image of their work (300 DPI), as well as a short quote about what the WWAC meant to them for inclusion in the slideshow to aiwa@american.edu.

So, please begin gathering your materials and share this information!



Remember to join their WWAC Facebook page, Memories of the Washington Women’s Arts Center.
 
Contact Judith Benderson, former WWAC board member and Managing Director (1983-1985) at judypainter@comcast.net, or aiwa@american.edu with any questions.

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24 May 2017, 5:00 am 6244eb5e935d60f7d7e537d98e6788b1
<![CDATA[Apply Now - 2018 Maryland Individual Artist Award]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award
Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) recognizes outstanding artistic achievement through the Individual Artist Awards (IAA) program. Grants of $1,000-$6,000 honor the unique contributions of Maryland artists to the state's creative economy and help support artists to advance their craft. 

The 2018 IAA application is now open to Maryland artists in the following categories: 
  • Non-Classical Music: Composition
  • Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Playwriting
  • Visual Arts: Crafts
  • Visual Arts: Photography

MSAC partners with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) to administer the IAA program.

Applicants can access IAA guidelines, application, and application assistance resources by scrolling down to the "Maryland" section here on MAAF's website

The deadline for 2018 applications is
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm EST
 
All applications must be submitted online.

MSAC and MAAF will offer two webinars to guide IAA applicants through the application process. Advance registration is required. 

Monday, May 22, 2017, 1:00-2:30 PM - Register here
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00-11:30 AM - Register here

Good luck! (I've applied like a million times and never been a winner - but will continue to try!)

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20 May 2017, 4:00 am 5b922e010b0e44c27d738cf1bab68704
<![CDATA[The Hat Show]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entr, entries
If you are a DMV area artist, gallerist, art dealer, college/university art faculty, museum director or curator, and do not know who Steven Krensly is, then you are woefully out of tune with the DMV art scene.

Krensky is easily one of the most visible faces at nearly every DC area art opening or event - not just because he's a good looking feller (which he is), but mostly because of his haberdashery... and also one of the DMV's premier art collectors.

To say that the Krenskiester stands out in a crowd is a gross under-estimattion.

Krensky is really plugged into the scene - he attends nearly every student/MFA art show around the region, and often discovers artists waaaay before most gallerists, curators, etc.

And as a result, he also has the planet's largest art collection focused (mostly) on DC area artists. And when I say large... I mean humongous collection: 100s and 100s of artists.

Anywhooooo.... Krensky, together with his wife Linda, also often dabbles in curating some exhibitions and he's got a really interesting call for artists for his next one:
Artists and Makers Studios is proud to host The Wearable Hat Show – with Steven Krensky at both A&M locations

This exhibit, curated by Steven Krensky and a mystery juror, will offer artists in the metro area an opportunity to make a statement through the art of the hat. Pick a hat form, any hat will do. Paint it, stitch it, weld it, glue it, glass it, bead it, weave it together with wire or string or any old thing. Your hat can be a reflection of your daily creative process, make a political statement, it can be whimsical, flattering, or funny. It must be functional, but need not be comfortable. Your hat must be for sale!
Artists whose work has been selected will be shown at both locations – the Reception Gallery at Parklawn, and in our Wilkins Avenue Merge Gallery for this month long exhibit. Hats will be pinned to the walls, or displayed on pedestals, at the gallerist’s discretion. Artists & Makers Studios will take a nominal 25% commission on sales from this exhibit. The artist should insure their own work for the duration of the exhibit if necessary.
Submission Requirements
****Submissions due on or before August 1st before 4pm, notification by August 9th.
Accepted work must be delivered to/and picked up from the assigned gallery, no shipments of artwork will be accepted.
Delivery date deadline, Sept 5th – 10-4 (Parklawn or Wilkins in Rockville)
Opening, Sept 8th from 6-9pm
Show ends Sept. 27th
Pick-up of unsold work Sept. 28th, 29th, 30th – 10-4
Artists may submit up to 5 jpegs of their work for consideration. The curator will choose works appropriate for public display from among all of the works submitted, and will include as many artists as possible. An artist may have one or more works accepted for exhibit. All work must be available for sale, and functional.
All entries must be submitted electronically in JPG format only. Email your images along with the completed form below to: judith@artistsandmakersstudios.com Please type Hat Show and your last name in the email subject line. For example: Hat Show/heartsong.
Images should be sized at no more than 1024 by 768 pixels, and less than 1 megabite in disk space size. Image file names must include artist’s last name and title of the piece in the following format: 
(ArtistLastName_ImageTitle.JPG) example: vanGogh_StarryNight.jpg
Click here to get a pdf of HAT Call for Entries 2017

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15 May 2017, 5:33 pm 8317b1e3950ac86b46c5fb8c2fe0d11a
<![CDATA[Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is today and tomorrow]]> Found: opportunity
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
May 13, 10am - 6pm and May 14, 10am - 5pm


Located on Norfolk, Auburn & Del Ray Avenues, the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will feature fine art created by 130 of the nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.

Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.



Join them for a unique shopping experience in downtown Bethesda. Browse jewelry, furniture, painting, photography, sculpture and more. 


Again: Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.


Cool date opportunity! See ya there!

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13 May 2017, 5:00 am c46dd9e4ef615bb8548bdb05e8728de1
<![CDATA[For your CV]]> Found: deadline, submit, entry, entr
In my "Bootcamp for Artists" series of seminars, one of the guerrilla tactics that I share and teach is how to build your art exhibition resume, and the key importance of having it for grants, residencies, and of course: sales.


Wanna add a group show to your resume and also contribute to a good cause?


CALL FOR POSTCARDS / DEADLINE MAY 19TH

Wish You Were Here 16
A.I.R. Gallery's Annual Postcard Show

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce its 16th annual postcard show, Wish You Were Here, which will take place in the entry gallery of our Plymouth Street location from May 25 - June 25, 2017. This inclusive event both raises valuable funds for A.I.R. programs and makes affordable artwork available to the public. Past Wish You Were Here exhibitions have included work by notable artists like Mary Beth Edelson, Dottie Attie, Mary Grigoriadis, and Barbara Zucker.

We invite artists from all over the world - female / male / cis / trans / gender nonconforming / neutral -  to participate by donating 1 postcard-sized work (4 x 6 inches) in any medium. Each original work is sold for $45 on a first come first serve basis and the buyer will take the work with them at the time of the sale. All proceeds go to benefit A.I.R. programming and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

FREE ENTRY & ALL WORKS ACCEPTED!
For more information and to submit work for the annual postcard show, click here.

Deadline is May 19, 2017 at 6pm.

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10 May 2017, 4:30 am 5c7f9f30f1694433fc51459d75b2db3b
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
ZelwiesBurger.jpg
Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition - Twentynine Palms, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show - Blue Ridge, GA]]> Found: deadline
$5,000 in cash prizes. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Festival in the Park - Charlotte, NC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Louisiana Contemporary - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Up to $3,000 in awards. Deadline: June 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[43rd Annual Art in the Park - Lake Odessa, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils - Saint George, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: July 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[2017 Art Kudos International Juried Competition - Online]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,500 in cash awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[14th Annual Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition - N. Easton, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: July 8, 2017

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<![CDATA[32nd Annual National Juried Fine Art and Photography Show and Sale - Louisville, CO]]> Found: deadline
$3,000 in cash and prizes. Deadline: July 7, 2017

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<![CDATA[Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition - Lynchburg, VA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $2,500 in awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[Call for Proposals]]> Found: opportunity, deadline, submit
Deadline: June 5, 2017.

1708 Gallery invites US-based and international artists and curators to submit proposals for the 2018 and 2019 exhibition seasons. Applying students must have graduated before their proposed exhibition dates. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in the 1708 Gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered. Selected proposals will be given an exhibition period of approximately six weeks, a $1000 honorarium, and shipping, travel, installation and exhibition support. 1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunity and space for experimentation, freedom and artistic growth, while promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. We also support artists’ professional development through creation and facilitation of public or educational programming; interaction with collectors; and engagement with diverse audiences.

Application Fee: $20.

Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Erin Willett with any questions at ewillett@1708gallery.org or 804.643.1708. For more information visit www.1708gallery.org.

To submit a proposal visit https://fs2.formsite.com/1708gallery/form18/index.html

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26 May 2017, 5:00 am cd15a4fd52db35fc69d47ba8ed48ce5f
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: June 7, 2017.


Create/Change is an all-media, juried exhibition that will feature work that examines the idea of artist/s as citizens. Artists who, through their work, reimagine the traditional notions of art-making, and who contribute to society either through the transformative power of their artistic abilities, or through proactive social engagement with the arts, advancing equity, empathy, sustainability, and social justice through art and culture. This exhibition is open to all artists living and working in the United States.


To apply visit, https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/85510/create-change

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25 May 2017, 5:31 am 6b0be19eb7a60e62d999eee1e73bda7b
<![CDATA[Washington Women's Art Center]]> Found: submissions, submission, juror
Were you a member of the Washington Women's Art Center or know someone that was?

In the summer of 2018, the Alper Initiative will have two juried exhibits that will honor the Washington Women’s Arts Center, the feminist arts organization in the DC metropolitan area in the 1970s - 80s.

They are soliciting work from former members and exhibitors of the WWAC!

 
1)      The first exhibition in the Alper Initiative space will feature work made between 1975 and 1985 to provide a historic context for the WWAC. It will be accompanied by a catalogue.

2)     The second exhibition will feature current work by artists who were former members and exhibitors of the WWAC between 1975 and 1985.


Please visit this website for more information on the exhibitions and the submission process.

 
Because not all submissions will be selected by the juror for physical display at the museum, the museum plans to include a slide show identifying all former members.  Therefore, all former members are encouraged to send a high resolution headshot and image of their work (300 DPI), as well as a short quote about what the WWAC meant to them for inclusion in the slideshow to aiwa@american.edu.

So, please begin gathering your materials and share this information!



Remember to join their WWAC Facebook page, Memories of the Washington Women’s Arts Center.
 
Contact Judith Benderson, former WWAC board member and Managing Director (1983-1985) at judypainter@comcast.net, or aiwa@american.edu with any questions.

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24 May 2017, 5:00 am 6244eb5e935d60f7d7e537d98e6788b1
<![CDATA[Apply Now - 2018 Maryland Individual Artist Award]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award
Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) recognizes outstanding artistic achievement through the Individual Artist Awards (IAA) program. Grants of $1,000-$6,000 honor the unique contributions of Maryland artists to the state's creative economy and help support artists to advance their craft. 

The 2018 IAA application is now open to Maryland artists in the following categories: 
  • Non-Classical Music: Composition
  • Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Playwriting
  • Visual Arts: Crafts
  • Visual Arts: Photography

MSAC partners with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) to administer the IAA program.

Applicants can access IAA guidelines, application, and application assistance resources by scrolling down to the "Maryland" section here on MAAF's website

The deadline for 2018 applications is
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm EST
 
All applications must be submitted online.

MSAC and MAAF will offer two webinars to guide IAA applicants through the application process. Advance registration is required. 

Monday, May 22, 2017, 1:00-2:30 PM - Register here
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00-11:30 AM - Register here

Good luck! (I've applied like a million times and never been a winner - but will continue to try!)

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20 May 2017, 4:00 am 5b922e010b0e44c27d738cf1bab68704
<![CDATA[The Hat Show]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entr, entries
If you are a DMV area artist, gallerist, art dealer, college/university art faculty, museum director or curator, and do not know who Steven Krensly is, then you are woefully out of tune with the DMV art scene.

Krensky is easily one of the most visible faces at nearly every DC area art opening or event - not just because he's a good looking feller (which he is), but mostly because of his haberdashery... and also one of the DMV's premier art collectors.

To say that the Krenskiester stands out in a crowd is a gross under-estimattion.

Krensky is really plugged into the scene - he attends nearly every student/MFA art show around the region, and often discovers artists waaaay before most gallerists, curators, etc.

And as a result, he also has the planet's largest art collection focused (mostly) on DC area artists. And when I say large... I mean humongous collection: 100s and 100s of artists.

Anywhooooo.... Krensky, together with his wife Linda, also often dabbles in curating some exhibitions and he's got a really interesting call for artists for his next one:
Artists and Makers Studios is proud to host The Wearable Hat Show – with Steven Krensky at both A&M locations

This exhibit, curated by Steven Krensky and a mystery juror, will offer artists in the metro area an opportunity to make a statement through the art of the hat. Pick a hat form, any hat will do. Paint it, stitch it, weld it, glue it, glass it, bead it, weave it together with wire or string or any old thing. Your hat can be a reflection of your daily creative process, make a political statement, it can be whimsical, flattering, or funny. It must be functional, but need not be comfortable. Your hat must be for sale!
Artists whose work has been selected will be shown at both locations – the Reception Gallery at Parklawn, and in our Wilkins Avenue Merge Gallery for this month long exhibit. Hats will be pinned to the walls, or displayed on pedestals, at the gallerist’s discretion. Artists & Makers Studios will take a nominal 25% commission on sales from this exhibit. The artist should insure their own work for the duration of the exhibit if necessary.
Submission Requirements
****Submissions due on or before August 1st before 4pm, notification by August 9th.
Accepted work must be delivered to/and picked up from the assigned gallery, no shipments of artwork will be accepted.
Delivery date deadline, Sept 5th – 10-4 (Parklawn or Wilkins in Rockville)
Opening, Sept 8th from 6-9pm
Show ends Sept. 27th
Pick-up of unsold work Sept. 28th, 29th, 30th – 10-4
Artists may submit up to 5 jpegs of their work for consideration. The curator will choose works appropriate for public display from among all of the works submitted, and will include as many artists as possible. An artist may have one or more works accepted for exhibit. All work must be available for sale, and functional.
All entries must be submitted electronically in JPG format only. Email your images along with the completed form below to: judith@artistsandmakersstudios.com Please type Hat Show and your last name in the email subject line. For example: Hat Show/heartsong.
Images should be sized at no more than 1024 by 768 pixels, and less than 1 megabite in disk space size. Image file names must include artist’s last name and title of the piece in the following format: 
(ArtistLastName_ImageTitle.JPG) example: vanGogh_StarryNight.jpg
Click here to get a pdf of HAT Call for Entries 2017

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15 May 2017, 5:33 pm 8317b1e3950ac86b46c5fb8c2fe0d11a
<![CDATA[Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is today and tomorrow]]> Found: opportunity
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
May 13, 10am - 6pm and May 14, 10am - 5pm


Located on Norfolk, Auburn & Del Ray Avenues, the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will feature fine art created by 130 of the nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.

Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.



Join them for a unique shopping experience in downtown Bethesda. Browse jewelry, furniture, painting, photography, sculpture and more. 


Again: Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.


Cool date opportunity! See ya there!

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13 May 2017, 5:00 am c46dd9e4ef615bb8548bdb05e8728de1
<![CDATA[For your CV]]> Found: deadline, submit, entry, entr
In my "Bootcamp for Artists" series of seminars, one of the guerrilla tactics that I share and teach is how to build your art exhibition resume, and the key importance of having it for grants, residencies, and of course: sales.


Wanna add a group show to your resume and also contribute to a good cause?


CALL FOR POSTCARDS / DEADLINE MAY 19TH

Wish You Were Here 16
A.I.R. Gallery's Annual Postcard Show

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce its 16th annual postcard show, Wish You Were Here, which will take place in the entry gallery of our Plymouth Street location from May 25 - June 25, 2017. This inclusive event both raises valuable funds for A.I.R. programs and makes affordable artwork available to the public. Past Wish You Were Here exhibitions have included work by notable artists like Mary Beth Edelson, Dottie Attie, Mary Grigoriadis, and Barbara Zucker.

We invite artists from all over the world - female / male / cis / trans / gender nonconforming / neutral -  to participate by donating 1 postcard-sized work (4 x 6 inches) in any medium. Each original work is sold for $45 on a first come first serve basis and the buyer will take the work with them at the time of the sale. All proceeds go to benefit A.I.R. programming and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

FREE ENTRY & ALL WORKS ACCEPTED!
For more information and to submit work for the annual postcard show, click here.

Deadline is May 19, 2017 at 6pm.

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10 May 2017, 4:30 am 5c7f9f30f1694433fc51459d75b2db3b
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
ZelwiesBurger.jpg
Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
NYC6 017.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition - Twentynine Palms, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show - Blue Ridge, GA]]> Found: deadline
$5,000 in cash prizes. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Festival in the Park - Charlotte, NC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Louisiana Contemporary - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Up to $3,000 in awards. Deadline: June 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[43rd Annual Art in the Park - Lake Odessa, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils - Saint George, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: July 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[2017 Art Kudos International Juried Competition - Online]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,500 in cash awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[14th Annual Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition - N. Easton, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: July 8, 2017

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ce6d78c82aadcff9bbfa13ebccea387b
<![CDATA[32nd Annual National Juried Fine Art and Photography Show and Sale - Louisville, CO]]> Found: deadline
$3,000 in cash and prizes. Deadline: July 7, 2017

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<![CDATA[Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition - Lynchburg, VA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $2,500 in awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[Call for Proposals]]> Found: opportunity, deadline, submit
Deadline: June 5, 2017.

1708 Gallery invites US-based and international artists and curators to submit proposals for the 2018 and 2019 exhibition seasons. Applying students must have graduated before their proposed exhibition dates. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in the 1708 Gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered. Selected proposals will be given an exhibition period of approximately six weeks, a $1000 honorarium, and shipping, travel, installation and exhibition support. 1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunity and space for experimentation, freedom and artistic growth, while promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. We also support artists’ professional development through creation and facilitation of public or educational programming; interaction with collectors; and engagement with diverse audiences.

Application Fee: $20.

Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Erin Willett with any questions at ewillett@1708gallery.org or 804.643.1708. For more information visit www.1708gallery.org.

To submit a proposal visit https://fs2.formsite.com/1708gallery/form18/index.html

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26 May 2017, 5:00 am cd15a4fd52db35fc69d47ba8ed48ce5f
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: June 7, 2017.


Create/Change is an all-media, juried exhibition that will feature work that examines the idea of artist/s as citizens. Artists who, through their work, reimagine the traditional notions of art-making, and who contribute to society either through the transformative power of their artistic abilities, or through proactive social engagement with the arts, advancing equity, empathy, sustainability, and social justice through art and culture. This exhibition is open to all artists living and working in the United States.


To apply visit, https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/85510/create-change

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25 May 2017, 5:31 am 6b0be19eb7a60e62d999eee1e73bda7b
<![CDATA[Washington Women's Art Center]]> Found: submissions, submission, juror
Were you a member of the Washington Women's Art Center or know someone that was?

In the summer of 2018, the Alper Initiative will have two juried exhibits that will honor the Washington Women’s Arts Center, the feminist arts organization in the DC metropolitan area in the 1970s - 80s.

They are soliciting work from former members and exhibitors of the WWAC!

 
1)      The first exhibition in the Alper Initiative space will feature work made between 1975 and 1985 to provide a historic context for the WWAC. It will be accompanied by a catalogue.

2)     The second exhibition will feature current work by artists who were former members and exhibitors of the WWAC between 1975 and 1985.


Please visit this website for more information on the exhibitions and the submission process.

 
Because not all submissions will be selected by the juror for physical display at the museum, the museum plans to include a slide show identifying all former members.  Therefore, all former members are encouraged to send a high resolution headshot and image of their work (300 DPI), as well as a short quote about what the WWAC meant to them for inclusion in the slideshow to aiwa@american.edu.

So, please begin gathering your materials and share this information!



Remember to join their WWAC Facebook page, Memories of the Washington Women’s Arts Center.
 
Contact Judith Benderson, former WWAC board member and Managing Director (1983-1985) at judypainter@comcast.net, or aiwa@american.edu with any questions.

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24 May 2017, 5:00 am 6244eb5e935d60f7d7e537d98e6788b1
<![CDATA[Apply Now - 2018 Maryland Individual Artist Award]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award
Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) recognizes outstanding artistic achievement through the Individual Artist Awards (IAA) program. Grants of $1,000-$6,000 honor the unique contributions of Maryland artists to the state's creative economy and help support artists to advance their craft. 

The 2018 IAA application is now open to Maryland artists in the following categories: 
  • Non-Classical Music: Composition
  • Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Playwriting
  • Visual Arts: Crafts
  • Visual Arts: Photography

MSAC partners with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) to administer the IAA program.

Applicants can access IAA guidelines, application, and application assistance resources by scrolling down to the "Maryland" section here on MAAF's website

The deadline for 2018 applications is
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm EST
 
All applications must be submitted online.

MSAC and MAAF will offer two webinars to guide IAA applicants through the application process. Advance registration is required. 

Monday, May 22, 2017, 1:00-2:30 PM - Register here
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00-11:30 AM - Register here

Good luck! (I've applied like a million times and never been a winner - but will continue to try!)

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20 May 2017, 4:00 am 5b922e010b0e44c27d738cf1bab68704
<![CDATA[The Hat Show]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entr, entries
If you are a DMV area artist, gallerist, art dealer, college/university art faculty, museum director or curator, and do not know who Steven Krensly is, then you are woefully out of tune with the DMV art scene.

Krensky is easily one of the most visible faces at nearly every DC area art opening or event - not just because he's a good looking feller (which he is), but mostly because of his haberdashery... and also one of the DMV's premier art collectors.

To say that the Krenskiester stands out in a crowd is a gross under-estimattion.

Krensky is really plugged into the scene - he attends nearly every student/MFA art show around the region, and often discovers artists waaaay before most gallerists, curators, etc.

And as a result, he also has the planet's largest art collection focused (mostly) on DC area artists. And when I say large... I mean humongous collection: 100s and 100s of artists.

Anywhooooo.... Krensky, together with his wife Linda, also often dabbles in curating some exhibitions and he's got a really interesting call for artists for his next one:
Artists and Makers Studios is proud to host The Wearable Hat Show – with Steven Krensky at both A&M locations

This exhibit, curated by Steven Krensky and a mystery juror, will offer artists in the metro area an opportunity to make a statement through the art of the hat. Pick a hat form, any hat will do. Paint it, stitch it, weld it, glue it, glass it, bead it, weave it together with wire or string or any old thing. Your hat can be a reflection of your daily creative process, make a political statement, it can be whimsical, flattering, or funny. It must be functional, but need not be comfortable. Your hat must be for sale!
Artists whose work has been selected will be shown at both locations – the Reception Gallery at Parklawn, and in our Wilkins Avenue Merge Gallery for this month long exhibit. Hats will be pinned to the walls, or displayed on pedestals, at the gallerist’s discretion. Artists & Makers Studios will take a nominal 25% commission on sales from this exhibit. The artist should insure their own work for the duration of the exhibit if necessary.
Submission Requirements
****Submissions due on or before August 1st before 4pm, notification by August 9th.
Accepted work must be delivered to/and picked up from the assigned gallery, no shipments of artwork will be accepted.
Delivery date deadline, Sept 5th – 10-4 (Parklawn or Wilkins in Rockville)
Opening, Sept 8th from 6-9pm
Show ends Sept. 27th
Pick-up of unsold work Sept. 28th, 29th, 30th – 10-4
Artists may submit up to 5 jpegs of their work for consideration. The curator will choose works appropriate for public display from among all of the works submitted, and will include as many artists as possible. An artist may have one or more works accepted for exhibit. All work must be available for sale, and functional.
All entries must be submitted electronically in JPG format only. Email your images along with the completed form below to: judith@artistsandmakersstudios.com Please type Hat Show and your last name in the email subject line. For example: Hat Show/heartsong.
Images should be sized at no more than 1024 by 768 pixels, and less than 1 megabite in disk space size. Image file names must include artist’s last name and title of the piece in the following format: 
(ArtistLastName_ImageTitle.JPG) example: vanGogh_StarryNight.jpg
Click here to get a pdf of HAT Call for Entries 2017

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15 May 2017, 5:33 pm 8317b1e3950ac86b46c5fb8c2fe0d11a
<![CDATA[Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is today and tomorrow]]> Found: opportunity
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
May 13, 10am - 6pm and May 14, 10am - 5pm


Located on Norfolk, Auburn & Del Ray Avenues, the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will feature fine art created by 130 of the nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.

Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.



Join them for a unique shopping experience in downtown Bethesda. Browse jewelry, furniture, painting, photography, sculpture and more. 


Again: Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.


Cool date opportunity! See ya there!

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13 May 2017, 5:00 am c46dd9e4ef615bb8548bdb05e8728de1
<![CDATA[For your CV]]> Found: deadline, submit, entry, entr
In my "Bootcamp for Artists" series of seminars, one of the guerrilla tactics that I share and teach is how to build your art exhibition resume, and the key importance of having it for grants, residencies, and of course: sales.


Wanna add a group show to your resume and also contribute to a good cause?


CALL FOR POSTCARDS / DEADLINE MAY 19TH

Wish You Were Here 16
A.I.R. Gallery's Annual Postcard Show

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce its 16th annual postcard show, Wish You Were Here, which will take place in the entry gallery of our Plymouth Street location from May 25 - June 25, 2017. This inclusive event both raises valuable funds for A.I.R. programs and makes affordable artwork available to the public. Past Wish You Were Here exhibitions have included work by notable artists like Mary Beth Edelson, Dottie Attie, Mary Grigoriadis, and Barbara Zucker.

We invite artists from all over the world - female / male / cis / trans / gender nonconforming / neutral -  to participate by donating 1 postcard-sized work (4 x 6 inches) in any medium. Each original work is sold for $45 on a first come first serve basis and the buyer will take the work with them at the time of the sale. All proceeds go to benefit A.I.R. programming and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

FREE ENTRY & ALL WORKS ACCEPTED!
For more information and to submit work for the annual postcard show, click here.

Deadline is May 19, 2017 at 6pm.

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10 May 2017, 4:30 am 5c7f9f30f1694433fc51459d75b2db3b
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
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Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition - Twentynine Palms, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show - Blue Ridge, GA]]> Found: deadline
$5,000 in cash prizes. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Festival in the Park - Charlotte, NC]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[Louisiana Contemporary - New Orleans, LA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Up to $3,000 in awards. Deadline: June 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[43rd Annual Art in the Park - Lake Odessa, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: July 15, 2017

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<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils - Saint George, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: July 14, 2017

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<![CDATA[2017 Art Kudos International Juried Competition - Online]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,500 in cash awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[14th Annual Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition - N. Easton, MA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,500 in awards. Deadline: July 8, 2017

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<![CDATA[32nd Annual National Juried Fine Art and Photography Show and Sale - Louisville, CO]]> Found: deadline
$3,000 in cash and prizes. Deadline: July 7, 2017

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<![CDATA[Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition - Lynchburg, VA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Over $2,500 in awards. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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<![CDATA[Call for Proposals]]> Found: opportunity, deadline, submit
Deadline: June 5, 2017.

1708 Gallery invites US-based and international artists and curators to submit proposals for the 2018 and 2019 exhibition seasons. Applying students must have graduated before their proposed exhibition dates. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in the 1708 Gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered. Selected proposals will be given an exhibition period of approximately six weeks, a $1000 honorarium, and shipping, travel, installation and exhibition support. 1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunity and space for experimentation, freedom and artistic growth, while promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. We also support artists’ professional development through creation and facilitation of public or educational programming; interaction with collectors; and engagement with diverse audiences.

Application Fee: $20.

Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Erin Willett with any questions at ewillett@1708gallery.org or 804.643.1708. For more information visit www.1708gallery.org.

To submit a proposal visit https://fs2.formsite.com/1708gallery/form18/index.html

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26 May 2017, 5:00 am cd15a4fd52db35fc69d47ba8ed48ce5f
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: June 7, 2017.


Create/Change is an all-media, juried exhibition that will feature work that examines the idea of artist/s as citizens. Artists who, through their work, reimagine the traditional notions of art-making, and who contribute to society either through the transformative power of their artistic abilities, or through proactive social engagement with the arts, advancing equity, empathy, sustainability, and social justice through art and culture. This exhibition is open to all artists living and working in the United States.


To apply visit, https://hillyerartspace.submittable.com/submit/85510/create-change

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25 May 2017, 5:31 am 6b0be19eb7a60e62d999eee1e73bda7b
<![CDATA[Washington Women's Art Center]]> Found: submissions, submission, juror
Were you a member of the Washington Women's Art Center or know someone that was?

In the summer of 2018, the Alper Initiative will have two juried exhibits that will honor the Washington Women’s Arts Center, the feminist arts organization in the DC metropolitan area in the 1970s - 80s.

They are soliciting work from former members and exhibitors of the WWAC!

 
1)      The first exhibition in the Alper Initiative space will feature work made between 1975 and 1985 to provide a historic context for the WWAC. It will be accompanied by a catalogue.

2)     The second exhibition will feature current work by artists who were former members and exhibitors of the WWAC between 1975 and 1985.


Please visit this website for more information on the exhibitions and the submission process.

 
Because not all submissions will be selected by the juror for physical display at the museum, the museum plans to include a slide show identifying all former members.  Therefore, all former members are encouraged to send a high resolution headshot and image of their work (300 DPI), as well as a short quote about what the WWAC meant to them for inclusion in the slideshow to aiwa@american.edu.

So, please begin gathering your materials and share this information!



Remember to join their WWAC Facebook page, Memories of the Washington Women’s Arts Center.
 
Contact Judith Benderson, former WWAC board member and Managing Director (1983-1985) at judypainter@comcast.net, or aiwa@american.edu with any questions.

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24 May 2017, 5:00 am 6244eb5e935d60f7d7e537d98e6788b1
<![CDATA[Apply Now - 2018 Maryland Individual Artist Award]]> Found: deadline, submit, awards, award
Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) recognizes outstanding artistic achievement through the Individual Artist Awards (IAA) program. Grants of $1,000-$6,000 honor the unique contributions of Maryland artists to the state's creative economy and help support artists to advance their craft. 

The 2018 IAA application is now open to Maryland artists in the following categories: 
  • Non-Classical Music: Composition
  • Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Playwriting
  • Visual Arts: Crafts
  • Visual Arts: Photography

MSAC partners with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) to administer the IAA program.

Applicants can access IAA guidelines, application, and application assistance resources by scrolling down to the "Maryland" section here on MAAF's website

The deadline for 2018 applications is
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm EST
 
All applications must be submitted online.

MSAC and MAAF will offer two webinars to guide IAA applicants through the application process. Advance registration is required. 

Monday, May 22, 2017, 1:00-2:30 PM - Register here
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00-11:30 AM - Register here

Good luck! (I've applied like a million times and never been a winner - but will continue to try!)

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20 May 2017, 4:00 am 5b922e010b0e44c27d738cf1bab68704
<![CDATA[The Hat Show]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, deadline, submit, juror, entr, entries
If you are a DMV area artist, gallerist, art dealer, college/university art faculty, museum director or curator, and do not know who Steven Krensly is, then you are woefully out of tune with the DMV art scene.

Krensky is easily one of the most visible faces at nearly every DC area art opening or event - not just because he's a good looking feller (which he is), but mostly because of his haberdashery... and also one of the DMV's premier art collectors.

To say that the Krenskiester stands out in a crowd is a gross under-estimattion.

Krensky is really plugged into the scene - he attends nearly every student/MFA art show around the region, and often discovers artists waaaay before most gallerists, curators, etc.

And as a result, he also has the planet's largest art collection focused (mostly) on DC area artists. And when I say large... I mean humongous collection: 100s and 100s of artists.

Anywhooooo.... Krensky, together with his wife Linda, also often dabbles in curating some exhibitions and he's got a really interesting call for artists for his next one:
Artists and Makers Studios is proud to host The Wearable Hat Show – with Steven Krensky at both A&M locations

This exhibit, curated by Steven Krensky and a mystery juror, will offer artists in the metro area an opportunity to make a statement through the art of the hat. Pick a hat form, any hat will do. Paint it, stitch it, weld it, glue it, glass it, bead it, weave it together with wire or string or any old thing. Your hat can be a reflection of your daily creative process, make a political statement, it can be whimsical, flattering, or funny. It must be functional, but need not be comfortable. Your hat must be for sale!
Artists whose work has been selected will be shown at both locations – the Reception Gallery at Parklawn, and in our Wilkins Avenue Merge Gallery for this month long exhibit. Hats will be pinned to the walls, or displayed on pedestals, at the gallerist’s discretion. Artists & Makers Studios will take a nominal 25% commission on sales from this exhibit. The artist should insure their own work for the duration of the exhibit if necessary.
Submission Requirements
****Submissions due on or before August 1st before 4pm, notification by August 9th.
Accepted work must be delivered to/and picked up from the assigned gallery, no shipments of artwork will be accepted.
Delivery date deadline, Sept 5th – 10-4 (Parklawn or Wilkins in Rockville)
Opening, Sept 8th from 6-9pm
Show ends Sept. 27th
Pick-up of unsold work Sept. 28th, 29th, 30th – 10-4
Artists may submit up to 5 jpegs of their work for consideration. The curator will choose works appropriate for public display from among all of the works submitted, and will include as many artists as possible. An artist may have one or more works accepted for exhibit. All work must be available for sale, and functional.
All entries must be submitted electronically in JPG format only. Email your images along with the completed form below to: judith@artistsandmakersstudios.com Please type Hat Show and your last name in the email subject line. For example: Hat Show/heartsong.
Images should be sized at no more than 1024 by 768 pixels, and less than 1 megabite in disk space size. Image file names must include artist’s last name and title of the piece in the following format: 
(ArtistLastName_ImageTitle.JPG) example: vanGogh_StarryNight.jpg
Click here to get a pdf of HAT Call for Entries 2017

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15 May 2017, 5:33 pm 8317b1e3950ac86b46c5fb8c2fe0d11a
<![CDATA[Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is today and tomorrow]]> Found: opportunity
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
May 13, 10am - 6pm and May 14, 10am - 5pm


Located on Norfolk, Auburn & Del Ray Avenues, the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will feature fine art created by 130 of the nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.

Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.



Join them for a unique shopping experience in downtown Bethesda. Browse jewelry, furniture, painting, photography, sculpture and more. 


Again: Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.


Cool date opportunity! See ya there!

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13 May 2017, 5:00 am c46dd9e4ef615bb8548bdb05e8728de1
<![CDATA[For your CV]]> Found: deadline, submit, entry, entr
In my "Bootcamp for Artists" series of seminars, one of the guerrilla tactics that I share and teach is how to build your art exhibition resume, and the key importance of having it for grants, residencies, and of course: sales.


Wanna add a group show to your resume and also contribute to a good cause?


CALL FOR POSTCARDS / DEADLINE MAY 19TH

Wish You Were Here 16
A.I.R. Gallery's Annual Postcard Show

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce its 16th annual postcard show, Wish You Were Here, which will take place in the entry gallery of our Plymouth Street location from May 25 - June 25, 2017. This inclusive event both raises valuable funds for A.I.R. programs and makes affordable artwork available to the public. Past Wish You Were Here exhibitions have included work by notable artists like Mary Beth Edelson, Dottie Attie, Mary Grigoriadis, and Barbara Zucker.

We invite artists from all over the world - female / male / cis / trans / gender nonconforming / neutral -  to participate by donating 1 postcard-sized work (4 x 6 inches) in any medium. Each original work is sold for $45 on a first come first serve basis and the buyer will take the work with them at the time of the sale. All proceeds go to benefit A.I.R. programming and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

FREE ENTRY & ALL WORKS ACCEPTED!
For more information and to submit work for the annual postcard show, click here.

Deadline is May 19, 2017 at 6pm.

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10 May 2017, 4:30 am 5c7f9f30f1694433fc51459d75b2db3b