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1. Source: Daily Campello Art News
Item: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - Apply today!
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:30 am
 
Deadline to Apply: Dec. 15, 2017
 
Chosen artists have the opportunity to be featured at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018 
The 15th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be on Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018, in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. The festival features 130 booth spaces. 

Submit 6 images (a booth shot is required) for your chance to purchase a booth and join some of our best local artists sell their work at this two day festival. 
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Item: FY18 Curatorial Grant Program
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:00 am
DEADLINE REMINDER: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017, 4:00 PM ET 
 
Applications for the FY18 Curatorial Grant Program are still being accepting. This grant provides support to qualified individual curators in the visual arts for exhibition proposals intended for presentation in CAH's 200 I Street Galleries, Lobby Gallery, which is a District-owned exhibition space located at 200 I (Eye) Street, SE Washington, DC, 20003. Visit their website to learn more and submit an application. Early submissions are highly encouraged.
Curatorial Grant Program (individuals) 
The Curatorial Grant Program aims to provide a greater opportunity for the development and public presentation of visual art exhibitions by District resident curators.  Through grant support and access to a contemporary exhibition space, CAH intends to serve the District's residents by presenting compelling exhibition concepts of resident curators. 
 
For complete guidelines on available grant programs and to submit an application, visit Current Funding Opportunities online at www.dcarts.dc.gov.
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Item: Amateur Photog of the Year
Date: 20 November 2017, 4:30 am
Deadline: November 30, 2017

The contest is organized by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine. It is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme. The competition is open to all amateur photographers. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted. The first entry to each round is free.

Details: http://bitly.com/2qpPtDH
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Item: Frankenart!
Date: 19 November 2017, 1:13 pm
Deadline: November 30, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL

A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee.

Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof
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Item: Pyramid Atlantic Opens Outdoor Pop Up Gallery in Takoma Park
Date: 17 November 2017, 4:00 am
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center – with funding from City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program —will create a pop-up art gallery in a 177sq. ft. open air site, likely a former garage, which cuts into the slope of Hilltop Road. The site is close by the defunct Sligo Creek Water Works, which pumped water to residents as far away as Kensington from 1900 to 1930. The first of two planned exhibitions on this site, Water Works, opens December 2.
Pump House Pop-Up opens its first exhibition, Water Works, on December 2 with a reception from 2 – 4 pm (Rain date: Sunday, December 3). Water Works runs through March 3. The outdoor gallery is open to the public daily and located at Hilltop Road between Maple and Geneva Avenues in Takoma Park, MD. More at pyramidatlanticartscenter.org or 301-608-9101.
 
Pump House Pop-Up is the brainchild of Pyramid Atlantic Artist Marty Ittner, a Takoma Park resident of 17 years. “This space was waiting to be a gallery,” remarks Ittner, who has walked past the structure almost daily for over a decade. “I’m an artist and I saw an opportunity. It was just sitting there doing nothing! I wanted to transform it to be something else.”
 
It took Ittner two years to get around to slipping a little note into the mailbox of her neighbor on whose property this should-be gallery sits. “He emailed me right back!” After getting permission from the site owner, and convincing Pyramid Atlantic and the City of Takoma Park of the undertaking, Ittner’s work truly began. She convinced the Department of Public Works to clear the site of large rocks, spent 8 hours clearing the ground by hand of about 4 inches of packed debris (mostly glass), and secured free mulch to level the “gallery” floor. Further, on December 2nd she and fellow Pyramid Artist Gretchen Schermerhorn open the site’s first exhibition: Water Works.
 
Water Works focuses on the gallery’s proximity to the defunct pumping station and the importance of clean, clear water to Takoma Park’s founder B.F. Gilbert. Ittner and Schermerhorn are creating a cyanotype /screenprint installation that utilizes imagery of the era sourced from Historic Takoma. For their cyanotypes (photographic prints exposed in the sun) they drew inspiration from Sligo Creek Park, using found rocks and sand. The work will be mounted to the walls of the gallery in an installation that will weather and change in the open-air.
 
In tandem with the exhibition, a self-guided walking tour encourages visitors to be present in historically significant spots. Sepia-toned prints are waiting to be discovered in the very spots where the original photos were taken in the 1900s. Highlights include spotting the circular foundation of the filtration building, and envisioning Washington Adventist’s sanitarium—an architectural gem razed in 1982—at the top of the hill near the creek.
 
Pump House Pop-Up gallery is made possible by the City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program, Giuseppe Cimmino, and Historic Takoma. A second exhibition is scheduled for May 5 – July 4, 2018. A call for entries from local talent will be issued in early December.
 
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Item: Opportunity for Prince George's County artists
Date: 14 November 2017, 5:00 am
Bring It! is the 2018 annual exhibition of artwork by Prince George’s County Artists in the Prince George’s Delegation of the Lowe House Office Building, in Annapolis. It serves as a reminder to our lawmakers about the importance of the arts, and offers daily, moral support through the power of art as they work on our behalf throughout the legislative session.

We know how good the artists in Prince George’s County are. We just want to show everyone else. Rather than asking artists to respond to a theme, Bring It! Intends to demonstrate the broad range of artwork being created in our county, and to foster an inclusive spirit among the artists exhibiting together in the exhibition. So, Bring It! Show us your best two-dimensional artwork, and let us show it to the world.

APPLY ONLINE BY DEC 8 at:

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ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Due to the nature of the exhibition space, only two-dimensional artworks that can be safely installed on hanging rods can be accepted.

HONORARIA
Each artist selected to participate will receive a $100 honorarium in appreciation of his/her contribution. Registration as a vendor with The M-NCPPC is required in order to receive payment. Honoraria are typically paid near the end of the exhibition.

EXHIBITION LOCATION
Prince George's Delegation office area
Lowe House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The full prospectus and contact information is online at  
https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit
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Item: Opportunity for nude artists (ha! ha!)
Date: 13 November 2017, 8:10 pm
Deadline: 12/17/17 

The Lexington Art League seeks submissions for its annual figure exhibition. For over 30 years the figure show continues to push the boundaries beyond the traditional ‘nude’ toward a deeper exploration of the human figure and experience. 

entry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4840" target="_blank">Brutal Beauty is a contemporary exhibition of the human figure that speaks to our innermost instincts for satisfaction, pleasure, and comfort through work that invites us to examine the qualities that we are unable to avoid, but often hide from others. This exhibition seeks to convey a rawness that is universal while revealing our desires and limitations in a boldly honest approach to the way we experience the human form.

Eligibility: 

International call. Open to all artists regardless of location, media, or experience level. 

Conditions: 

Artists are required to deliver artwork to the Lexington Art League, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY, 40505, by 5pm, January 15th, 2018. 

Artists picking up their artwork are required to do so between 3/13/18 - 3/14/18 from 10am and 4pm. 

If art is shipped to the gallery, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to the gallery. Return shipping will be paid by the Lexington Art League.

All accepted work must be ready to hang or display. Artists must provide written installation instructions for any artworks requiring special handing or installation methods. 

Artists may choose to make their work available for sale.  This is not a requirement.  All sales will be managed by the Lexington Art League for a 30% commission of the sale price. 

Submission Requirements: 

Artists may submit up to six works of art for consideration.  Each work may be considered separately, unless otherwise noted by artist that works must be shown as a complete collection.

Please keep the number of files submitted under 10 files (images at 300DPI/PPI.) Include image list with size, title, media, and date, artist statement, bio, and resume. No online cloud drive submissions will be accepted. Audio/video, files should be uploaded as seperate document with .html links in files upload section of application.

Submitted applications must be received by December 17th, 2017.  A contract will be sent upon acceptance. 

Entry Deadline: 12/17/17 11:59p.m. MST

Event Dates: 1/26/18 - 3/11/18

Deliver work by: 1/15/18

Shipping address: 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, Ky, 40505

Accepted applicants will be notified by December 21, 2017

Apply here.
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Item: Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Post-Graduate Residency Program
Date: 8 November 2017, 4:00 am
Now in its third year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s residency/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Post-Graduate Residency Program is the subject of Target Gallery’s newest exhibition. Target will feature the work of the four residents in a group exhibition, Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, December 3, 2017.
 
The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residency is a competitive program for recently graduated art students, housed in Studio 12, where four emerging artists have an opportunity to create and sell work, interact with the public, and build a network.
 
“The residency space provides artists with both studio resources and professional development opportunities in the critical period shortly after graduation,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of Target Gallery. “This culminating exhibition is both a celebration of their time here as well as a stepping stone to their professional career.”
 
The 2016 artists are: Fumi Amano, Lindsay Hall, Jay Hendrick, and Samantha Sethi. All were juried into the program by Kayn Miller, director of exhibitions at the Arlington Art Center.
 
Amano (October through December  | Virginia Commonwealth University) entered graduate school to expand her expertise with glass as a medium, but her work shifted more into the conceptual space as she began using her art as a primary means to express her emotions, given English is her second language. Her work is inspired by her strong desire for connection as well as a deep sense of loneliness. Through her performance work, she can speak to others beyond spoken language’s normal spectrum. Her performance series Worries of a 30-Year-Old Single captures the social pressure and anxiety she feels as an unmarried woman without children. Amano’s work Look at Me was featured in the Target Gallery group exhibition Please Touch in 2016.
 
Hall (July through September | Indiana University-Bloomington) creates creates colorfully titillating works that engage the notions of pleasure, beauty, and the perverse as they relate to the body, sexuality, and the intimacies and vulnerabilities of human interaction. She uses an eclectic range of materials including silicone, textiles, clay, spray paint, and glitter to combine contrasting textures, forms, and materials. She presents dualities: attraction/repulsion, hard/soft, feminine/masculine, interior/exterior, made/found. Her resulting pieces and installations fantasize these shared human experiences, often sugarcoating shame and disgust with humor and playfulness. Recent Target Gallery visitors will remember her piece Blinged Out in the Material as Medium group exhibition in 2016.
 
Hendrick (January through March | George Mason University) questions the value of value in his work. He creates paintings, then analyzes their importance, worth, and merit by exposing his work to different methods, such as digitization, duplication, and performance. His visual vocabulary is based on grids, a stable and reliable form, and color to assess the form’s value. His sundry palette draws from high and low culture, bringing together pop-music pink with cave-born ochers.  
 
Sethi (April through June | American University) explores the natural world around and humanity’s relationship with and impact on it. Her work reference a broader view of our world as a landscape both inhabited and studied by humankind, altered even as it is observed. In the exhibition, her sculpture, Cause and Effect, was constructed as a model of an “iceberg”. The blue polystyrene foam is an effective thermal insulator and commonly used as building insulation It’s also used for sculpture, but is typically coated and concealed. In Sethi’s sculpture, it remains visible as part of the content. Polystyrene foam, untreated, naturally has an icy appearance. Rather than produce a realistic reproduction, this work was imagined as an “in process” theatrical monument to the icebergs or as a form to protect them from rising temperatures.
 
About the Artists

Fumi Amano
completed her undergraduate studies in art education at the University of Education in Aichi before refining studies of her medium at Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan, and at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Amano has won several awards including best student work at Niijima Glass Art Festival in Tokyo and also at Pilchuck Glass School. Her work was selected at the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan; the Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama, Japan; and the Itami Craft Triennial in Osaka, Japan. She has shown her work in group and solo exhibitions in both the U.S. and Japan. She completed her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2017.
 
Lindsay Hall, a West Coast native, is currently based in Arlington, Virginia. She received a MFA in Painting from Indiana University in 2016, as well as a BFA in Painting and Drawing (2012) and a BA in Journalism and Media Studies (2010) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York, the New Hampshire Institute of Arts, and Kent State University in Ohio and will be featured in a summer 2017 issue of Studio Visit magazine. Lindsay Hall has co-curated group exhibitions in Indiana and New York. She received the Ilknur P. Ralston Memorial Award in Visual Arts in 2016.
 
Jay Hendrick, based in Fairfax, Virginia, has shown work in the U.S., England, and Japan and his work was featured in New American Painting. In 2015, Hendrick received his MFA from George Mason University. He completed his undergraduate degree with Abilene Christian University in Texas with degrees in applied studies and a bachelor’s of fine art. He teaches at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Virginia, and is a contributing writer for East City Art.
 
Samantha Sethi is a multi-media artist working primarily in drawing, installation, sculpture, and video. Sethi received her MFA from American University where she explored concepts of ephemerality, entropy, human impact on the environment, mapping, and our experience of time. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she lived and worked until moving to Washington DC in 2013. She is currently based out of Baltimore, MD where she is currently an Artist - In Residence at Creative Alliance.
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Item: New portraits
Date: 7 November 2017, 4:00 am
The latest version of the annual exhibition, “Recent Acquisitions”, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will displays the newest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are represented in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and new media. This installation will be on view from Nov. 17 through Nov. 4, 2018.
 
These most recent acquisitions join more than 22,000 others in the Portrait Gallery’s collection to represent the numerous individuals who have made a significant impact on the history and culture of the United States. Subjects include the lawyer Francis Scott Key who penned the lyrics for the “Star-Spangled Banner”; former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright; actress Gertrude Jeannette; university president Norman Francis; photographer Harry Callahan; fashion designer Ralph Lauren; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno.
 
The list of the objects is here. More information below and attached.
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Item: Call for Artists
Date: 5 November 2017, 1:48 pm
Deadline for submissions is January 22, 2018

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in the annual Juried Silent Art Auction Exhibit as part of the Arts Council’s annual fundraising gala, Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. The Silent Auction shines a spotlight on Howard County’s diverse and talented visual arts community at this important event.
 
All 2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists, 18 years or older, residing, working, or studying in Howard County; HCAC members; and artists who have exhibited in Howard County in the last year are eligible to submit.
 
Visual artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, jewelers, and photographers. Artists will be selected by the silent auction committee who may also invite artists who are eligible to participate. This showcase of artists in Howard County has proven to be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent in the community and is also a successful fundraiser to support art programs, exhibitions, and organizations in the county.
 
This year’s Celebration will be held at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 6-10pm. The Silent Auction exhibit will be presented in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The final bid for each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and the Arts Council. Last year’s Silent Auction resulted in $10,690 in sales, with 70 pieces sold.
 
For more information or to submit an entry, visit hocoarts.org; to have a prospectus delivered via postal mail or email, please call 410-313-ARTS (2787).
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Item: Late Fall shows at AU
Date: 4 November 2017, 1:39 pm
Late fall shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Nov. 11. Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

The first exhibit to open, RADIX: THE ETERNAL FEMININE, is curated by Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D. RADIX is a collaboration of three Washington artists: Anne Marchand, Pat Goslee and Cianne Fragione. The exhibit features the concept of the Eternal Feminine as an original, dynamic and cosmic force, in paintings and assemblages. Defying simple definition, this concept has different but analogous meanings for each artist. Each artist employs contemporary and abstract terms to express feminine energy from her own perspective. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 30 from 6-7 p.m.

The second exhibit, THE TRAWICK PRIZE, features award-winning Washington art in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art space of the museum. Established by Carol Trawick, a community activist from Montgomery County, Md., the prize rewards some of the most talented artists from the Washington area. THE TRAWICK PRIZE exhibit features new works by the “Best in Show” recipients from the last 15 years: Lauren Adams, Richard Cleaver, Larry Cook, Neil Feather, Mia Feurer, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Gary Kachadourian, Maggie Michael, Jonathan Monaghan, Jiha Moon, David Page, James Rieck, Jo Smail and Rene Trevino. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 11 from 5-6 p.m.

The museum is excited to display new acquisitions to its ROTHFELD COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART. Part of the American University Museum’s permanent collection, the Rothfeld Collection is designed to inspire dialog about political and cultural issues involving Israel, through paintings, sculptures, and mixed media work of prominent and emerging Israeli artists. The exhibit features an array of work from the collection as well as recent acquisitions by artists Melanie Daniel, Tal Shochat, Lihi Turjeman, and Alon Kedem.

The show runs concurrently with an exhibit of Arab modern and contemporary art, BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION. The Rothfeld Collection was originally gifted to the AU Museum by Donald Rothfeld in 2011, and it has been growing ever since.

Continuing at AU Museum through Dec. 17 are: BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION; WILLIAM WOODWARD: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS; and TETHERED TO THE CRADLE: KINETIC WORK BY CHRISTOPHER CARTER.
MUSEUM INFORMATION, HOURS, LOCATION: The American University Museum is a three-story public museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum has a permanent collection that highlights the donors’ holdings and AU’s Watkins Collection and Rothfeld Collection. Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art.
The Katzen Museum Store is open during museum hours plus one hour before select special events. Visitors may purchase books, catalogs, and prints related to past and current exhibitions, as well as fine crafts and other one-of-a-kind objects by predominantly local artisans.

The Katzen Arts Center, named for Washington-area benefactors Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus Katzen, brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one space. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the Katzen includes the museum, the Abramson Family Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, a dance studio, an electronics studio, artists’ studios, rehearsal space, and classrooms.

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-885-1300 or look on the Web at www.american.edu/cas/museum. Follow the museum on Facebook (facebook.com/AmericanUniversityMuseum), on Twitter (@AUMuseum_Katzen), or on Instagram (AUMuseum_Katzen).
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Item: Virginia Commission for the Arts: Application Assistance Workshops
Date: 30 October 2017, 5:00 am
Virginia Commission for the Arts Presents Statewide  
Application Assistance Workshops
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in November and December 2017. Workshop locations include: Fredericksburg, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Emory, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg.
 
VCA staff will provide an overview of grant programs, including information about the new Online Grant Application System as well as updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, and general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March and April 2018 application deadlines.
 
Workshops are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required. Attendance is not required in order to apply for Commission funding; however, workshops can be helpful for first-time applicants preparing requests for:
  • General Operating Support Grants for Arts Organizations
  •  Project Grants
  •  Local Government Challenge Grants
  •  Artists In Education and AIE Express Grants
  •  Technical Assistance Grants
  •  Touring Assistance for Presenters
  •  Applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Artist Roster
  • Artist Fellowships
 Participants are encouraged to read theOnline Guidelines for Fundingand preview the Online Application Webinar and Tutorials here: http://www.arts.virginia.gov/grants.html. Those persons requiring the services of an interpreter for the hearing impaired should contact the Commission office at least one week in advance of the workshop.
 
Virginia Commission for the Arts Application Assistance Workshops will be held in the following locations:(Note: for specific directions or details for parking for the workshop you wish to attend, please contact the host sites directly in advance of the meeting day.)
 
Area 4B  Fredericksburg
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Fredericksburg Public Library  
1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
 
Area 5   Richmond 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 10am-12noon                  
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center Parlor
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1400; www.vmfa.state.va.us
                                                                                                              
Area 4A   Arlington 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Arlington Arts Center             
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Silver & Orange Lines: Virginia Square 
(703) 248-6800;
www.arlingtonartscenter.org
 
Area 6 Newport News
Friday, December 8, 2017; 10 am to noon
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 596-817; https://pfac-va.org/
 
Area 2 Lynchburg
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Academy Center for the Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 846-8499; www.academycenter.org
 
Area 1  Emory
Wednesday, December 13, 2017; 10 am-12noon
McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College
30481 Garnand Drive, Emory, VA 24327
(276) 944-6333; www.ehc.edu/mca/
 
Area 3  Harrisonburg
Thursday, December 14, 2017; noon-2pm
The Ice House, Meeting Room 117
127 West Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-4696; Parking in the Bruce Street garage, one half block from the Ice House
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grants to arts and other not-for-profit arts organizations, educational institutions, educators, artists, and local governments. For more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit www.arts.virginia.gov or call (804) 225-3132
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13. Source: Art Competitions provided by Artshow.com
Item: OPA's 27th National Juried Exhibition - Steamboat Springs, CO
$100,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
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Item: 44th Omaha Summer Arts Festival - Omaha, NE
$2,500 in cash merit awards. Deadline: Jan 15, 2018
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16. Source: Art Competitions provided by Artshow.com
Item: Fantastic Fibers - Paducah, KY
$1,900 in awards. Deadline: Feb 16, 2018
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20. Source: Art Competitions provided by Artshow.com
Item: Good Hart Artist Residency - Good Hart, MI
Live/work studio space in quiet setting, food, $500 stipend. Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
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Item: Expressions! - Tracy, CA
$2,100 in awards. Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
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Item: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - Apply today!
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:30 am
 
Deadline to Apply: Dec. 15, 2017
 
Chosen artists have the opportunity to be featured at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018 
The 15th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be on Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018, in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. The festival features 130 booth spaces. 

Submit 6 images (a booth shot is required) for your chance to purchase a booth and join some of our best local artists sell their work at this two day festival. 
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Item: FY18 Curatorial Grant Program
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:00 am
DEADLINE REMINDER: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017, 4:00 PM ET 
 
Applications for the FY18 Curatorial Grant Program are still being accepting. This grant provides support to qualified individual curators in the visual arts for exhibition proposals intended for presentation in CAH's 200 I Street Galleries, Lobby Gallery, which is a District-owned exhibition space located at 200 I (Eye) Street, SE Washington, DC, 20003. Visit their website to learn more and submit an application. Early submissions are highly encouraged.
Curatorial Grant Program (individuals) 
The Curatorial Grant Program aims to provide a greater opportunity for the development and public presentation of visual art exhibitions by District resident curators.  Through grant support and access to a contemporary exhibition space, CAH intends to serve the District's residents by presenting compelling exhibition concepts of resident curators. 
 
For complete guidelines on available grant programs and to submit an application, visit Current Funding Opportunities online at www.dcarts.dc.gov.
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Item: Amateur Photog of the Year
Date: 20 November 2017, 4:30 am
Deadline: November 30, 2017

The contest is organized by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine. It is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme. The competition is open to all amateur photographers. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted. The first entry to each round is free.

Details: http://bitly.com/2qpPtDH
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Item: Frankenart!
Date: 19 November 2017, 1:13 pm
Deadline: November 30, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL

A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee.

Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof
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Item: Pyramid Atlantic Opens Outdoor Pop Up Gallery in Takoma Park
Date: 17 November 2017, 4:00 am
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center – with funding from City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program —will create a pop-up art gallery in a 177sq. ft. open air site, likely a former garage, which cuts into the slope of Hilltop Road. The site is close by the defunct Sligo Creek Water Works, which pumped water to residents as far away as Kensington from 1900 to 1930. The first of two planned exhibitions on this site, Water Works, opens December 2.
Pump House Pop-Up opens its first exhibition, Water Works, on December 2 with a reception from 2 – 4 pm (Rain date: Sunday, December 3). Water Works runs through March 3. The outdoor gallery is open to the public daily and located at Hilltop Road between Maple and Geneva Avenues in Takoma Park, MD. More at pyramidatlanticartscenter.org or 301-608-9101.
 
Pump House Pop-Up is the brainchild of Pyramid Atlantic Artist Marty Ittner, a Takoma Park resident of 17 years. “This space was waiting to be a gallery,” remarks Ittner, who has walked past the structure almost daily for over a decade. “I’m an artist and I saw an opportunity. It was just sitting there doing nothing! I wanted to transform it to be something else.”
 
It took Ittner two years to get around to slipping a little note into the mailbox of her neighbor on whose property this should-be gallery sits. “He emailed me right back!” After getting permission from the site owner, and convincing Pyramid Atlantic and the City of Takoma Park of the undertaking, Ittner’s work truly began. She convinced the Department of Public Works to clear the site of large rocks, spent 8 hours clearing the ground by hand of about 4 inches of packed debris (mostly glass), and secured free mulch to level the “gallery” floor. Further, on December 2nd she and fellow Pyramid Artist Gretchen Schermerhorn open the site’s first exhibition: Water Works.
 
Water Works focuses on the gallery’s proximity to the defunct pumping station and the importance of clean, clear water to Takoma Park’s founder B.F. Gilbert. Ittner and Schermerhorn are creating a cyanotype /screenprint installation that utilizes imagery of the era sourced from Historic Takoma. For their cyanotypes (photographic prints exposed in the sun) they drew inspiration from Sligo Creek Park, using found rocks and sand. The work will be mounted to the walls of the gallery in an installation that will weather and change in the open-air.
 
In tandem with the exhibition, a self-guided walking tour encourages visitors to be present in historically significant spots. Sepia-toned prints are waiting to be discovered in the very spots where the original photos were taken in the 1900s. Highlights include spotting the circular foundation of the filtration building, and envisioning Washington Adventist’s sanitarium—an architectural gem razed in 1982—at the top of the hill near the creek.
 
Pump House Pop-Up gallery is made possible by the City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program, Giuseppe Cimmino, and Historic Takoma. A second exhibition is scheduled for May 5 – July 4, 2018. A call for entries from local talent will be issued in early December.
 
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Item: Opportunity for Prince George's County artists
Date: 14 November 2017, 5:00 am
Bring It! is the 2018 annual exhibition of artwork by Prince George’s County Artists in the Prince George’s Delegation of the Lowe House Office Building, in Annapolis. It serves as a reminder to our lawmakers about the importance of the arts, and offers daily, moral support through the power of art as they work on our behalf throughout the legislative session.

We know how good the artists in Prince George’s County are. We just want to show everyone else. Rather than asking artists to respond to a theme, Bring It! Intends to demonstrate the broad range of artwork being created in our county, and to foster an inclusive spirit among the artists exhibiting together in the exhibition. So, Bring It! Show us your best two-dimensional artwork, and let us show it to the world.

APPLY ONLINE BY DEC 8 at:

submittable.com/submit" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit Ctrl+Click or tap to follow the link">https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit

ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Due to the nature of the exhibition space, only two-dimensional artworks that can be safely installed on hanging rods can be accepted.

HONORARIA
Each artist selected to participate will receive a $100 honorarium in appreciation of his/her contribution. Registration as a vendor with The M-NCPPC is required in order to receive payment. Honoraria are typically paid near the end of the exhibition.

EXHIBITION LOCATION
Prince George's Delegation office area
Lowe House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The full prospectus and contact information is online at  
https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit
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Item: Opportunity for nude artists (ha! ha!)
Date: 13 November 2017, 8:10 pm
Deadline: 12/17/17 

The Lexington Art League seeks submissions for its annual figure exhibition. For over 30 years the figure show continues to push the boundaries beyond the traditional ‘nude’ toward a deeper exploration of the human figure and experience. 

entry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4840" target="_blank">Brutal Beauty is a contemporary exhibition of the human figure that speaks to our innermost instincts for satisfaction, pleasure, and comfort through work that invites us to examine the qualities that we are unable to avoid, but often hide from others. This exhibition seeks to convey a rawness that is universal while revealing our desires and limitations in a boldly honest approach to the way we experience the human form.

Eligibility: 

International call. Open to all artists regardless of location, media, or experience level. 

Conditions: 

Artists are required to deliver artwork to the Lexington Art League, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY, 40505, by 5pm, January 15th, 2018. 

Artists picking up their artwork are required to do so between 3/13/18 - 3/14/18 from 10am and 4pm. 

If art is shipped to the gallery, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to the gallery. Return shipping will be paid by the Lexington Art League.

All accepted work must be ready to hang or display. Artists must provide written installation instructions for any artworks requiring special handing or installation methods. 

Artists may choose to make their work available for sale.  This is not a requirement.  All sales will be managed by the Lexington Art League for a 30% commission of the sale price. 

Submission Requirements: 

Artists may submit up to six works of art for consideration.  Each work may be considered separately, unless otherwise noted by artist that works must be shown as a complete collection.

Please keep the number of files submitted under 10 files (images at 300DPI/PPI.) Include image list with size, title, media, and date, artist statement, bio, and resume. No online cloud drive submissions will be accepted. Audio/video, files should be uploaded as seperate document with .html links in files upload section of application.

Submitted applications must be received by December 17th, 2017.  A contract will be sent upon acceptance. 

Entry Deadline: 12/17/17 11:59p.m. MST

Event Dates: 1/26/18 - 3/11/18

Deliver work by: 1/15/18

Shipping address: 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, Ky, 40505

Accepted applicants will be notified by December 21, 2017

Apply here.
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Item: Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Post-Graduate Residency Program
Date: 8 November 2017, 4:00 am
Now in its third year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s residency/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Post-Graduate Residency Program is the subject of Target Gallery’s newest exhibition. Target will feature the work of the four residents in a group exhibition, Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, December 3, 2017.
 
The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residency is a competitive program for recently graduated art students, housed in Studio 12, where four emerging artists have an opportunity to create and sell work, interact with the public, and build a network.
 
“The residency space provides artists with both studio resources and professional development opportunities in the critical period shortly after graduation,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of Target Gallery. “This culminating exhibition is both a celebration of their time here as well as a stepping stone to their professional career.”
 
The 2016 artists are: Fumi Amano, Lindsay Hall, Jay Hendrick, and Samantha Sethi. All were juried into the program by Kayn Miller, director of exhibitions at the Arlington Art Center.
 
Amano (October through December  | Virginia Commonwealth University) entered graduate school to expand her expertise with glass as a medium, but her work shifted more into the conceptual space as she began using her art as a primary means to express her emotions, given English is her second language. Her work is inspired by her strong desire for connection as well as a deep sense of loneliness. Through her performance work, she can speak to others beyond spoken language’s normal spectrum. Her performance series Worries of a 30-Year-Old Single captures the social pressure and anxiety she feels as an unmarried woman without children. Amano’s work Look at Me was featured in the Target Gallery group exhibition Please Touch in 2016.
 
Hall (July through September | Indiana University-Bloomington) creates creates colorfully titillating works that engage the notions of pleasure, beauty, and the perverse as they relate to the body, sexuality, and the intimacies and vulnerabilities of human interaction. She uses an eclectic range of materials including silicone, textiles, clay, spray paint, and glitter to combine contrasting textures, forms, and materials. She presents dualities: attraction/repulsion, hard/soft, feminine/masculine, interior/exterior, made/found. Her resulting pieces and installations fantasize these shared human experiences, often sugarcoating shame and disgust with humor and playfulness. Recent Target Gallery visitors will remember her piece Blinged Out in the Material as Medium group exhibition in 2016.
 
Hendrick (January through March | George Mason University) questions the value of value in his work. He creates paintings, then analyzes their importance, worth, and merit by exposing his work to different methods, such as digitization, duplication, and performance. His visual vocabulary is based on grids, a stable and reliable form, and color to assess the form’s value. His sundry palette draws from high and low culture, bringing together pop-music pink with cave-born ochers.  
 
Sethi (April through June | American University) explores the natural world around and humanity’s relationship with and impact on it. Her work reference a broader view of our world as a landscape both inhabited and studied by humankind, altered even as it is observed. In the exhibition, her sculpture, Cause and Effect, was constructed as a model of an “iceberg”. The blue polystyrene foam is an effective thermal insulator and commonly used as building insulation It’s also used for sculpture, but is typically coated and concealed. In Sethi’s sculpture, it remains visible as part of the content. Polystyrene foam, untreated, naturally has an icy appearance. Rather than produce a realistic reproduction, this work was imagined as an “in process” theatrical monument to the icebergs or as a form to protect them from rising temperatures.
 
About the Artists

Fumi Amano
completed her undergraduate studies in art education at the University of Education in Aichi before refining studies of her medium at Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan, and at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Amano has won several awards including best student work at Niijima Glass Art Festival in Tokyo and also at Pilchuck Glass School. Her work was selected at the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan; the Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama, Japan; and the Itami Craft Triennial in Osaka, Japan. She has shown her work in group and solo exhibitions in both the U.S. and Japan. She completed her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2017.
 
Lindsay Hall, a West Coast native, is currently based in Arlington, Virginia. She received a MFA in Painting from Indiana University in 2016, as well as a BFA in Painting and Drawing (2012) and a BA in Journalism and Media Studies (2010) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York, the New Hampshire Institute of Arts, and Kent State University in Ohio and will be featured in a summer 2017 issue of Studio Visit magazine. Lindsay Hall has co-curated group exhibitions in Indiana and New York. She received the Ilknur P. Ralston Memorial Award in Visual Arts in 2016.
 
Jay Hendrick, based in Fairfax, Virginia, has shown work in the U.S., England, and Japan and his work was featured in New American Painting. In 2015, Hendrick received his MFA from George Mason University. He completed his undergraduate degree with Abilene Christian University in Texas with degrees in applied studies and a bachelor’s of fine art. He teaches at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Virginia, and is a contributing writer for East City Art.
 
Samantha Sethi is a multi-media artist working primarily in drawing, installation, sculpture, and video. Sethi received her MFA from American University where she explored concepts of ephemerality, entropy, human impact on the environment, mapping, and our experience of time. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she lived and worked until moving to Washington DC in 2013. She is currently based out of Baltimore, MD where she is currently an Artist - In Residence at Creative Alliance.
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Item: New portraits
Date: 7 November 2017, 4:00 am
The latest version of the annual exhibition, “Recent Acquisitions”, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will displays the newest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are represented in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and new media. This installation will be on view from Nov. 17 through Nov. 4, 2018.
 
These most recent acquisitions join more than 22,000 others in the Portrait Gallery’s collection to represent the numerous individuals who have made a significant impact on the history and culture of the United States. Subjects include the lawyer Francis Scott Key who penned the lyrics for the “Star-Spangled Banner”; former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright; actress Gertrude Jeannette; university president Norman Francis; photographer Harry Callahan; fashion designer Ralph Lauren; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno.
 
The list of the objects is here. More information below and attached.
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Item: Call for Artists
Date: 5 November 2017, 1:48 pm
Deadline for submissions is January 22, 2018

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in the annual Juried Silent Art Auction Exhibit as part of the Arts Council’s annual fundraising gala, Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. The Silent Auction shines a spotlight on Howard County’s diverse and talented visual arts community at this important event.
 
All 2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists, 18 years or older, residing, working, or studying in Howard County; HCAC members; and artists who have exhibited in Howard County in the last year are eligible to submit.
 
Visual artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, jewelers, and photographers. Artists will be selected by the silent auction committee who may also invite artists who are eligible to participate. This showcase of artists in Howard County has proven to be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent in the community and is also a successful fundraiser to support art programs, exhibitions, and organizations in the county.
 
This year’s Celebration will be held at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 6-10pm. The Silent Auction exhibit will be presented in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The final bid for each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and the Arts Council. Last year’s Silent Auction resulted in $10,690 in sales, with 70 pieces sold.
 
For more information or to submit an entry, visit hocoarts.org; to have a prospectus delivered via postal mail or email, please call 410-313-ARTS (2787).
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Item: Late Fall shows at AU
Date: 4 November 2017, 1:39 pm
Late fall shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Nov. 11. Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

The first exhibit to open, RADIX: THE ETERNAL FEMININE, is curated by Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D. RADIX is a collaboration of three Washington artists: Anne Marchand, Pat Goslee and Cianne Fragione. The exhibit features the concept of the Eternal Feminine as an original, dynamic and cosmic force, in paintings and assemblages. Defying simple definition, this concept has different but analogous meanings for each artist. Each artist employs contemporary and abstract terms to express feminine energy from her own perspective. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 30 from 6-7 p.m.

The second exhibit, THE TRAWICK PRIZE, features award-winning Washington art in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art space of the museum. Established by Carol Trawick, a community activist from Montgomery County, Md., the prize rewards some of the most talented artists from the Washington area. THE TRAWICK PRIZE exhibit features new works by the “Best in Show” recipients from the last 15 years: Lauren Adams, Richard Cleaver, Larry Cook, Neil Feather, Mia Feurer, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Gary Kachadourian, Maggie Michael, Jonathan Monaghan, Jiha Moon, David Page, James Rieck, Jo Smail and Rene Trevino. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 11 from 5-6 p.m.

The museum is excited to display new acquisitions to its ROTHFELD COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART. Part of the American University Museum’s permanent collection, the Rothfeld Collection is designed to inspire dialog about political and cultural issues involving Israel, through paintings, sculptures, and mixed media work of prominent and emerging Israeli artists. The exhibit features an array of work from the collection as well as recent acquisitions by artists Melanie Daniel, Tal Shochat, Lihi Turjeman, and Alon Kedem.

The show runs concurrently with an exhibit of Arab modern and contemporary art, BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION. The Rothfeld Collection was originally gifted to the AU Museum by Donald Rothfeld in 2011, and it has been growing ever since.

Continuing at AU Museum through Dec. 17 are: BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION; WILLIAM WOODWARD: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS; and TETHERED TO THE CRADLE: KINETIC WORK BY CHRISTOPHER CARTER.
MUSEUM INFORMATION, HOURS, LOCATION: The American University Museum is a three-story public museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum has a permanent collection that highlights the donors’ holdings and AU’s Watkins Collection and Rothfeld Collection. Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art.
The Katzen Museum Store is open during museum hours plus one hour before select special events. Visitors may purchase books, catalogs, and prints related to past and current exhibitions, as well as fine crafts and other one-of-a-kind objects by predominantly local artisans.

The Katzen Arts Center, named for Washington-area benefactors Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus Katzen, brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one space. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the Katzen includes the museum, the Abramson Family Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, a dance studio, an electronics studio, artists’ studios, rehearsal space, and classrooms.

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-885-1300 or look on the Web at www.american.edu/cas/museum. Follow the museum on Facebook (facebook.com/AmericanUniversityMuseum), on Twitter (@AUMuseum_Katzen), or on Instagram (AUMuseum_Katzen).
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Item: Virginia Commission for the Arts: Application Assistance Workshops
Date: 30 October 2017, 5:00 am
Virginia Commission for the Arts Presents Statewide  
Application Assistance Workshops
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in November and December 2017. Workshop locations include: Fredericksburg, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Emory, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg.
 
VCA staff will provide an overview of grant programs, including information about the new Online Grant Application System as well as updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, and general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March and April 2018 application deadlines.
 
Workshops are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required. Attendance is not required in order to apply for Commission funding; however, workshops can be helpful for first-time applicants preparing requests for:
  • General Operating Support Grants for Arts Organizations
  •  Project Grants
  •  Local Government Challenge Grants
  •  Artists In Education and AIE Express Grants
  •  Technical Assistance Grants
  •  Touring Assistance for Presenters
  •  Applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Artist Roster
  • Artist Fellowships
 Participants are encouraged to read theOnline Guidelines for Fundingand preview the Online Application Webinar and Tutorials here: http://www.arts.virginia.gov/grants.html. Those persons requiring the services of an interpreter for the hearing impaired should contact the Commission office at least one week in advance of the workshop.
 
Virginia Commission for the Arts Application Assistance Workshops will be held in the following locations:(Note: for specific directions or details for parking for the workshop you wish to attend, please contact the host sites directly in advance of the meeting day.)
 
Area 4B  Fredericksburg
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Fredericksburg Public Library  
1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
 
Area 5   Richmond 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 10am-12noon                  
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center Parlor
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1400; www.vmfa.state.va.us
                                                                                                              
Area 4A   Arlington 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Arlington Arts Center             
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Silver & Orange Lines: Virginia Square 
(703) 248-6800;
www.arlingtonartscenter.org
 
Area 6 Newport News
Friday, December 8, 2017; 10 am to noon
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 596-817; https://pfac-va.org/
 
Area 2 Lynchburg
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Academy Center for the Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 846-8499; www.academycenter.org
 
Area 1  Emory
Wednesday, December 13, 2017; 10 am-12noon
McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College
30481 Garnand Drive, Emory, VA 24327
(276) 944-6333; www.ehc.edu/mca/
 
Area 3  Harrisonburg
Thursday, December 14, 2017; noon-2pm
The Ice House, Meeting Room 117
127 West Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-4696; Parking in the Bruce Street garage, one half block from the Ice House
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grants to arts and other not-for-profit arts organizations, educational institutions, educators, artists, and local governments. For more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit www.arts.virginia.gov or call (804) 225-3132
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Item: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - Apply today!
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:30 am
 
Deadline to Apply: Dec. 15, 2017
 
Chosen artists have the opportunity to be featured at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018 
The 15th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be on Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018, in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. The festival features 130 booth spaces. 

Submit 6 images (a booth shot is required) for your chance to purchase a booth and join some of our best local artists sell their work at this two day festival. 
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Item: FY18 Curatorial Grant Program
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:00 am
DEADLINE REMINDER: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017, 4:00 PM ET 
 
Applications for the FY18 Curatorial Grant Program are still being accepting. This grant provides support to qualified individual curators in the visual arts for exhibition proposals intended for presentation in CAH's 200 I Street Galleries, Lobby Gallery, which is a District-owned exhibition space located at 200 I (Eye) Street, SE Washington, DC, 20003. Visit their website to learn more and submit an application. Early submissions are highly encouraged.
Curatorial Grant Program (individuals) 
The Curatorial Grant Program aims to provide a greater opportunity for the development and public presentation of visual art exhibitions by District resident curators.  Through grant support and access to a contemporary exhibition space, CAH intends to serve the District's residents by presenting compelling exhibition concepts of resident curators. 
 
For complete guidelines on available grant programs and to submit an application, visit Current Funding Opportunities online at www.dcarts.dc.gov.
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Item: Amateur Photog of the Year
Date: 20 November 2017, 4:30 am
Deadline: November 30, 2017

The contest is organized by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine. It is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme. The competition is open to all amateur photographers. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted. The first entry to each round is free.

Details: http://bitly.com/2qpPtDH
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Item: Frankenart!
Date: 19 November 2017, 1:13 pm
Deadline: November 30, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL

A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee.

Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof
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Item: Pyramid Atlantic Opens Outdoor Pop Up Gallery in Takoma Park
Date: 17 November 2017, 4:00 am
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center – with funding from City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program —will create a pop-up art gallery in a 177sq. ft. open air site, likely a former garage, which cuts into the slope of Hilltop Road. The site is close by the defunct Sligo Creek Water Works, which pumped water to residents as far away as Kensington from 1900 to 1930. The first of two planned exhibitions on this site, Water Works, opens December 2.
Pump House Pop-Up opens its first exhibition, Water Works, on December 2 with a reception from 2 – 4 pm (Rain date: Sunday, December 3). Water Works runs through March 3. The outdoor gallery is open to the public daily and located at Hilltop Road between Maple and Geneva Avenues in Takoma Park, MD. More at pyramidatlanticartscenter.org or 301-608-9101.
 
Pump House Pop-Up is the brainchild of Pyramid Atlantic Artist Marty Ittner, a Takoma Park resident of 17 years. “This space was waiting to be a gallery,” remarks Ittner, who has walked past the structure almost daily for over a decade. “I’m an artist and I saw an opportunity. It was just sitting there doing nothing! I wanted to transform it to be something else.”
 
It took Ittner two years to get around to slipping a little note into the mailbox of her neighbor on whose property this should-be gallery sits. “He emailed me right back!” After getting permission from the site owner, and convincing Pyramid Atlantic and the City of Takoma Park of the undertaking, Ittner’s work truly began. She convinced the Department of Public Works to clear the site of large rocks, spent 8 hours clearing the ground by hand of about 4 inches of packed debris (mostly glass), and secured free mulch to level the “gallery” floor. Further, on December 2nd she and fellow Pyramid Artist Gretchen Schermerhorn open the site’s first exhibition: Water Works.
 
Water Works focuses on the gallery’s proximity to the defunct pumping station and the importance of clean, clear water to Takoma Park’s founder B.F. Gilbert. Ittner and Schermerhorn are creating a cyanotype /screenprint installation that utilizes imagery of the era sourced from Historic Takoma. For their cyanotypes (photographic prints exposed in the sun) they drew inspiration from Sligo Creek Park, using found rocks and sand. The work will be mounted to the walls of the gallery in an installation that will weather and change in the open-air.
 
In tandem with the exhibition, a self-guided walking tour encourages visitors to be present in historically significant spots. Sepia-toned prints are waiting to be discovered in the very spots where the original photos were taken in the 1900s. Highlights include spotting the circular foundation of the filtration building, and envisioning Washington Adventist’s sanitarium—an architectural gem razed in 1982—at the top of the hill near the creek.
 
Pump House Pop-Up gallery is made possible by the City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program, Giuseppe Cimmino, and Historic Takoma. A second exhibition is scheduled for May 5 – July 4, 2018. A call for entries from local talent will be issued in early December.
 
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Item: Opportunity for Prince George's County artists
Date: 14 November 2017, 5:00 am
Bring It! is the 2018 annual exhibition of artwork by Prince George’s County Artists in the Prince George’s Delegation of the Lowe House Office Building, in Annapolis. It serves as a reminder to our lawmakers about the importance of the arts, and offers daily, moral support through the power of art as they work on our behalf throughout the legislative session.

We know how good the artists in Prince George’s County are. We just want to show everyone else. Rather than asking artists to respond to a theme, Bring It! Intends to demonstrate the broad range of artwork being created in our county, and to foster an inclusive spirit among the artists exhibiting together in the exhibition. So, Bring It! Show us your best two-dimensional artwork, and let us show it to the world.

APPLY ONLINE BY DEC 8 at:

submittable.com/submit" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit Ctrl+Click or tap to follow the link">https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit

ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Due to the nature of the exhibition space, only two-dimensional artworks that can be safely installed on hanging rods can be accepted.

HONORARIA
Each artist selected to participate will receive a $100 honorarium in appreciation of his/her contribution. Registration as a vendor with The M-NCPPC is required in order to receive payment. Honoraria are typically paid near the end of the exhibition.

EXHIBITION LOCATION
Prince George's Delegation office area
Lowe House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The full prospectus and contact information is online at  
https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit
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Item: Opportunity for nude artists (ha! ha!)
Date: 13 November 2017, 8:10 pm
Deadline: 12/17/17 

The Lexington Art League seeks submissions for its annual figure exhibition. For over 30 years the figure show continues to push the boundaries beyond the traditional ‘nude’ toward a deeper exploration of the human figure and experience. 

entry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4840" target="_blank">Brutal Beauty is a contemporary exhibition of the human figure that speaks to our innermost instincts for satisfaction, pleasure, and comfort through work that invites us to examine the qualities that we are unable to avoid, but often hide from others. This exhibition seeks to convey a rawness that is universal while revealing our desires and limitations in a boldly honest approach to the way we experience the human form.

Eligibility: 

International call. Open to all artists regardless of location, media, or experience level. 

Conditions: 

Artists are required to deliver artwork to the Lexington Art League, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY, 40505, by 5pm, January 15th, 2018. 

Artists picking up their artwork are required to do so between 3/13/18 - 3/14/18 from 10am and 4pm. 

If art is shipped to the gallery, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to the gallery. Return shipping will be paid by the Lexington Art League.

All accepted work must be ready to hang or display. Artists must provide written installation instructions for any artworks requiring special handing or installation methods. 

Artists may choose to make their work available for sale.  This is not a requirement.  All sales will be managed by the Lexington Art League for a 30% commission of the sale price. 

Submission Requirements: 

Artists may submit up to six works of art for consideration.  Each work may be considered separately, unless otherwise noted by artist that works must be shown as a complete collection.

Please keep the number of files submitted under 10 files (images at 300DPI/PPI.) Include image list with size, title, media, and date, artist statement, bio, and resume. No online cloud drive submissions will be accepted. Audio/video, files should be uploaded as seperate document with .html links in files upload section of application.

Submitted applications must be received by December 17th, 2017.  A contract will be sent upon acceptance. 

Entry Deadline: 12/17/17 11:59p.m. MST

Event Dates: 1/26/18 - 3/11/18

Deliver work by: 1/15/18

Shipping address: 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, Ky, 40505

Accepted applicants will be notified by December 21, 2017

Apply here.
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Item: Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Post-Graduate Residency Program
Date: 8 November 2017, 4:00 am
Now in its third year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s residency/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Post-Graduate Residency Program is the subject of Target Gallery’s newest exhibition. Target will feature the work of the four residents in a group exhibition, Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, December 3, 2017.
 
The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residency is a competitive program for recently graduated art students, housed in Studio 12, where four emerging artists have an opportunity to create and sell work, interact with the public, and build a network.
 
“The residency space provides artists with both studio resources and professional development opportunities in the critical period shortly after graduation,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of Target Gallery. “This culminating exhibition is both a celebration of their time here as well as a stepping stone to their professional career.”
 
The 2016 artists are: Fumi Amano, Lindsay Hall, Jay Hendrick, and Samantha Sethi. All were juried into the program by Kayn Miller, director of exhibitions at the Arlington Art Center.
 
Amano (October through December  | Virginia Commonwealth University) entered graduate school to expand her expertise with glass as a medium, but her work shifted more into the conceptual space as she began using her art as a primary means to express her emotions, given English is her second language. Her work is inspired by her strong desire for connection as well as a deep sense of loneliness. Through her performance work, she can speak to others beyond spoken language’s normal spectrum. Her performance series Worries of a 30-Year-Old Single captures the social pressure and anxiety she feels as an unmarried woman without children. Amano’s work Look at Me was featured in the Target Gallery group exhibition Please Touch in 2016.
 
Hall (July through September | Indiana University-Bloomington) creates creates colorfully titillating works that engage the notions of pleasure, beauty, and the perverse as they relate to the body, sexuality, and the intimacies and vulnerabilities of human interaction. She uses an eclectic range of materials including silicone, textiles, clay, spray paint, and glitter to combine contrasting textures, forms, and materials. She presents dualities: attraction/repulsion, hard/soft, feminine/masculine, interior/exterior, made/found. Her resulting pieces and installations fantasize these shared human experiences, often sugarcoating shame and disgust with humor and playfulness. Recent Target Gallery visitors will remember her piece Blinged Out in the Material as Medium group exhibition in 2016.
 
Hendrick (January through March | George Mason University) questions the value of value in his work. He creates paintings, then analyzes their importance, worth, and merit by exposing his work to different methods, such as digitization, duplication, and performance. His visual vocabulary is based on grids, a stable and reliable form, and color to assess the form’s value. His sundry palette draws from high and low culture, bringing together pop-music pink with cave-born ochers.  
 
Sethi (April through June | American University) explores the natural world around and humanity’s relationship with and impact on it. Her work reference a broader view of our world as a landscape both inhabited and studied by humankind, altered even as it is observed. In the exhibition, her sculpture, Cause and Effect, was constructed as a model of an “iceberg”. The blue polystyrene foam is an effective thermal insulator and commonly used as building insulation It’s also used for sculpture, but is typically coated and concealed. In Sethi’s sculpture, it remains visible as part of the content. Polystyrene foam, untreated, naturally has an icy appearance. Rather than produce a realistic reproduction, this work was imagined as an “in process” theatrical monument to the icebergs or as a form to protect them from rising temperatures.
 
About the Artists

Fumi Amano
completed her undergraduate studies in art education at the University of Education in Aichi before refining studies of her medium at Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan, and at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Amano has won several awards including best student work at Niijima Glass Art Festival in Tokyo and also at Pilchuck Glass School. Her work was selected at the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan; the Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama, Japan; and the Itami Craft Triennial in Osaka, Japan. She has shown her work in group and solo exhibitions in both the U.S. and Japan. She completed her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2017.
 
Lindsay Hall, a West Coast native, is currently based in Arlington, Virginia. She received a MFA in Painting from Indiana University in 2016, as well as a BFA in Painting and Drawing (2012) and a BA in Journalism and Media Studies (2010) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York, the New Hampshire Institute of Arts, and Kent State University in Ohio and will be featured in a summer 2017 issue of Studio Visit magazine. Lindsay Hall has co-curated group exhibitions in Indiana and New York. She received the Ilknur P. Ralston Memorial Award in Visual Arts in 2016.
 
Jay Hendrick, based in Fairfax, Virginia, has shown work in the U.S., England, and Japan and his work was featured in New American Painting. In 2015, Hendrick received his MFA from George Mason University. He completed his undergraduate degree with Abilene Christian University in Texas with degrees in applied studies and a bachelor’s of fine art. He teaches at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Virginia, and is a contributing writer for East City Art.
 
Samantha Sethi is a multi-media artist working primarily in drawing, installation, sculpture, and video. Sethi received her MFA from American University where she explored concepts of ephemerality, entropy, human impact on the environment, mapping, and our experience of time. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she lived and worked until moving to Washington DC in 2013. She is currently based out of Baltimore, MD where she is currently an Artist - In Residence at Creative Alliance.
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Item: New portraits
Date: 7 November 2017, 4:00 am
The latest version of the annual exhibition, “Recent Acquisitions”, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will displays the newest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are represented in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and new media. This installation will be on view from Nov. 17 through Nov. 4, 2018.
 
These most recent acquisitions join more than 22,000 others in the Portrait Gallery’s collection to represent the numerous individuals who have made a significant impact on the history and culture of the United States. Subjects include the lawyer Francis Scott Key who penned the lyrics for the “Star-Spangled Banner”; former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright; actress Gertrude Jeannette; university president Norman Francis; photographer Harry Callahan; fashion designer Ralph Lauren; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno.
 
The list of the objects is here. More information below and attached.
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Item: Call for Artists
Date: 5 November 2017, 1:48 pm
Deadline for submissions is January 22, 2018

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in the annual Juried Silent Art Auction Exhibit as part of the Arts Council’s annual fundraising gala, Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. The Silent Auction shines a spotlight on Howard County’s diverse and talented visual arts community at this important event.
 
All 2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists, 18 years or older, residing, working, or studying in Howard County; HCAC members; and artists who have exhibited in Howard County in the last year are eligible to submit.
 
Visual artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, jewelers, and photographers. Artists will be selected by the silent auction committee who may also invite artists who are eligible to participate. This showcase of artists in Howard County has proven to be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent in the community and is also a successful fundraiser to support art programs, exhibitions, and organizations in the county.
 
This year’s Celebration will be held at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 6-10pm. The Silent Auction exhibit will be presented in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The final bid for each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and the Arts Council. Last year’s Silent Auction resulted in $10,690 in sales, with 70 pieces sold.
 
For more information or to submit an entry, visit hocoarts.org; to have a prospectus delivered via postal mail or email, please call 410-313-ARTS (2787).
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Item: Late Fall shows at AU
Date: 4 November 2017, 1:39 pm
Late fall shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Nov. 11. Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

The first exhibit to open, RADIX: THE ETERNAL FEMININE, is curated by Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D. RADIX is a collaboration of three Washington artists: Anne Marchand, Pat Goslee and Cianne Fragione. The exhibit features the concept of the Eternal Feminine as an original, dynamic and cosmic force, in paintings and assemblages. Defying simple definition, this concept has different but analogous meanings for each artist. Each artist employs contemporary and abstract terms to express feminine energy from her own perspective. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 30 from 6-7 p.m.

The second exhibit, THE TRAWICK PRIZE, features award-winning Washington art in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art space of the museum. Established by Carol Trawick, a community activist from Montgomery County, Md., the prize rewards some of the most talented artists from the Washington area. THE TRAWICK PRIZE exhibit features new works by the “Best in Show” recipients from the last 15 years: Lauren Adams, Richard Cleaver, Larry Cook, Neil Feather, Mia Feurer, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Gary Kachadourian, Maggie Michael, Jonathan Monaghan, Jiha Moon, David Page, James Rieck, Jo Smail and Rene Trevino. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 11 from 5-6 p.m.

The museum is excited to display new acquisitions to its ROTHFELD COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART. Part of the American University Museum’s permanent collection, the Rothfeld Collection is designed to inspire dialog about political and cultural issues involving Israel, through paintings, sculptures, and mixed media work of prominent and emerging Israeli artists. The exhibit features an array of work from the collection as well as recent acquisitions by artists Melanie Daniel, Tal Shochat, Lihi Turjeman, and Alon Kedem.

The show runs concurrently with an exhibit of Arab modern and contemporary art, BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION. The Rothfeld Collection was originally gifted to the AU Museum by Donald Rothfeld in 2011, and it has been growing ever since.

Continuing at AU Museum through Dec. 17 are: BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION; WILLIAM WOODWARD: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS; and TETHERED TO THE CRADLE: KINETIC WORK BY CHRISTOPHER CARTER.
MUSEUM INFORMATION, HOURS, LOCATION: The American University Museum is a three-story public museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum has a permanent collection that highlights the donors’ holdings and AU’s Watkins Collection and Rothfeld Collection. Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art.
The Katzen Museum Store is open during museum hours plus one hour before select special events. Visitors may purchase books, catalogs, and prints related to past and current exhibitions, as well as fine crafts and other one-of-a-kind objects by predominantly local artisans.

The Katzen Arts Center, named for Washington-area benefactors Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus Katzen, brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one space. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the Katzen includes the museum, the Abramson Family Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, a dance studio, an electronics studio, artists’ studios, rehearsal space, and classrooms.

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-885-1300 or look on the Web at www.american.edu/cas/museum. Follow the museum on Facebook (facebook.com/AmericanUniversityMuseum), on Twitter (@AUMuseum_Katzen), or on Instagram (AUMuseum_Katzen).
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Item: Virginia Commission for the Arts: Application Assistance Workshops
Date: 30 October 2017, 5:00 am
Virginia Commission for the Arts Presents Statewide  
Application Assistance Workshops
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in November and December 2017. Workshop locations include: Fredericksburg, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Emory, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg.
 
VCA staff will provide an overview of grant programs, including information about the new Online Grant Application System as well as updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, and general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March and April 2018 application deadlines.
 
Workshops are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required. Attendance is not required in order to apply for Commission funding; however, workshops can be helpful for first-time applicants preparing requests for:
  • General Operating Support Grants for Arts Organizations
  •  Project Grants
  •  Local Government Challenge Grants
  •  Artists In Education and AIE Express Grants
  •  Technical Assistance Grants
  •  Touring Assistance for Presenters
  •  Applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Artist Roster
  • Artist Fellowships
 Participants are encouraged to read theOnline Guidelines for Fundingand preview the Online Application Webinar and Tutorials here: http://www.arts.virginia.gov/grants.html. Those persons requiring the services of an interpreter for the hearing impaired should contact the Commission office at least one week in advance of the workshop.
 
Virginia Commission for the Arts Application Assistance Workshops will be held in the following locations:(Note: for specific directions or details for parking for the workshop you wish to attend, please contact the host sites directly in advance of the meeting day.)
 
Area 4B  Fredericksburg
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Fredericksburg Public Library  
1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
 
Area 5   Richmond 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 10am-12noon                  
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center Parlor
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1400; www.vmfa.state.va.us
                                                                                                              
Area 4A   Arlington 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Arlington Arts Center             
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Silver & Orange Lines: Virginia Square 
(703) 248-6800;
www.arlingtonartscenter.org
 
Area 6 Newport News
Friday, December 8, 2017; 10 am to noon
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 596-817; https://pfac-va.org/
 
Area 2 Lynchburg
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Academy Center for the Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 846-8499; www.academycenter.org
 
Area 1  Emory
Wednesday, December 13, 2017; 10 am-12noon
McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College
30481 Garnand Drive, Emory, VA 24327
(276) 944-6333; www.ehc.edu/mca/
 
Area 3  Harrisonburg
Thursday, December 14, 2017; noon-2pm
The Ice House, Meeting Room 117
127 West Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-4696; Parking in the Bruce Street garage, one half block from the Ice House
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grants to arts and other not-for-profit arts organizations, educational institutions, educators, artists, and local governments. For more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit www.arts.virginia.gov or call (804) 225-3132
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47. Source: Art Competitions provided by Artshow.com
Item: OPA's 27th National Juried Exhibition - Steamboat Springs, CO
$100,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
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Item: 44th Omaha Summer Arts Festival - Omaha, NE
$2,500 in cash merit awards. Deadline: Jan 15, 2018
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Item: Fantastic Fibers - Paducah, KY
$1,900 in awards. Deadline: Feb 16, 2018
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Item: Good Hart Artist Residency - Good Hart, MI
Live/work studio space in quiet setting, food, $500 stipend. Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
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Item: Expressions! - Tracy, CA
$2,100 in awards. Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
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Item: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - Apply today!
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:30 am
 
Deadline to Apply: Dec. 15, 2017
 
Chosen artists have the opportunity to be featured at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018 
The 15th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be on Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018, in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. The festival features 130 booth spaces. 

Submit 6 images (a booth shot is required) for your chance to purchase a booth and join some of our best local artists sell their work at this two day festival. 
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Item: FY18 Curatorial Grant Program
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:00 am
DEADLINE REMINDER: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017, 4:00 PM ET 
 
Applications for the FY18 Curatorial Grant Program are still being accepting. This grant provides support to qualified individual curators in the visual arts for exhibition proposals intended for presentation in CAH's 200 I Street Galleries, Lobby Gallery, which is a District-owned exhibition space located at 200 I (Eye) Street, SE Washington, DC, 20003. Visit their website to learn more and submit an application. Early submissions are highly encouraged.
Curatorial Grant Program (individuals) 
The Curatorial Grant Program aims to provide a greater opportunity for the development and public presentation of visual art exhibitions by District resident curators.  Through grant support and access to a contemporary exhibition space, CAH intends to serve the District's residents by presenting compelling exhibition concepts of resident curators. 
 
For complete guidelines on available grant programs and to submit an application, visit Current Funding Opportunities online at www.dcarts.dc.gov.
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Item: Amateur Photog of the Year
Date: 20 November 2017, 4:30 am
Deadline: November 30, 2017

The contest is organized by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine. It is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme. The competition is open to all amateur photographers. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted. The first entry to each round is free.

Details: http://bitly.com/2qpPtDH
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Item: Frankenart!
Date: 19 November 2017, 1:13 pm
Deadline: November 30, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL

A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee.

Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof
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Item: Pyramid Atlantic Opens Outdoor Pop Up Gallery in Takoma Park
Date: 17 November 2017, 4:00 am
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center – with funding from City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program —will create a pop-up art gallery in a 177sq. ft. open air site, likely a former garage, which cuts into the slope of Hilltop Road. The site is close by the defunct Sligo Creek Water Works, which pumped water to residents as far away as Kensington from 1900 to 1930. The first of two planned exhibitions on this site, Water Works, opens December 2.
Pump House Pop-Up opens its first exhibition, Water Works, on December 2 with a reception from 2 – 4 pm (Rain date: Sunday, December 3). Water Works runs through March 3. The outdoor gallery is open to the public daily and located at Hilltop Road between Maple and Geneva Avenues in Takoma Park, MD. More at pyramidatlanticartscenter.org or 301-608-9101.
 
Pump House Pop-Up is the brainchild of Pyramid Atlantic Artist Marty Ittner, a Takoma Park resident of 17 years. “This space was waiting to be a gallery,” remarks Ittner, who has walked past the structure almost daily for over a decade. “I’m an artist and I saw an opportunity. It was just sitting there doing nothing! I wanted to transform it to be something else.”
 
It took Ittner two years to get around to slipping a little note into the mailbox of her neighbor on whose property this should-be gallery sits. “He emailed me right back!” After getting permission from the site owner, and convincing Pyramid Atlantic and the City of Takoma Park of the undertaking, Ittner’s work truly began. She convinced the Department of Public Works to clear the site of large rocks, spent 8 hours clearing the ground by hand of about 4 inches of packed debris (mostly glass), and secured free mulch to level the “gallery” floor. Further, on December 2nd she and fellow Pyramid Artist Gretchen Schermerhorn open the site’s first exhibition: Water Works.
 
Water Works focuses on the gallery’s proximity to the defunct pumping station and the importance of clean, clear water to Takoma Park’s founder B.F. Gilbert. Ittner and Schermerhorn are creating a cyanotype /screenprint installation that utilizes imagery of the era sourced from Historic Takoma. For their cyanotypes (photographic prints exposed in the sun) they drew inspiration from Sligo Creek Park, using found rocks and sand. The work will be mounted to the walls of the gallery in an installation that will weather and change in the open-air.
 
In tandem with the exhibition, a self-guided walking tour encourages visitors to be present in historically significant spots. Sepia-toned prints are waiting to be discovered in the very spots where the original photos were taken in the 1900s. Highlights include spotting the circular foundation of the filtration building, and envisioning Washington Adventist’s sanitarium—an architectural gem razed in 1982—at the top of the hill near the creek.
 
Pump House Pop-Up gallery is made possible by the City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program, Giuseppe Cimmino, and Historic Takoma. A second exhibition is scheduled for May 5 – July 4, 2018. A call for entries from local talent will be issued in early December.
 
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Item: Opportunity for Prince George's County artists
Date: 14 November 2017, 5:00 am
Bring It! is the 2018 annual exhibition of artwork by Prince George’s County Artists in the Prince George’s Delegation of the Lowe House Office Building, in Annapolis. It serves as a reminder to our lawmakers about the importance of the arts, and offers daily, moral support through the power of art as they work on our behalf throughout the legislative session.

We know how good the artists in Prince George’s County are. We just want to show everyone else. Rather than asking artists to respond to a theme, Bring It! Intends to demonstrate the broad range of artwork being created in our county, and to foster an inclusive spirit among the artists exhibiting together in the exhibition. So, Bring It! Show us your best two-dimensional artwork, and let us show it to the world.

APPLY ONLINE BY DEC 8 at:

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ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Due to the nature of the exhibition space, only two-dimensional artworks that can be safely installed on hanging rods can be accepted.

HONORARIA
Each artist selected to participate will receive a $100 honorarium in appreciation of his/her contribution. Registration as a vendor with The M-NCPPC is required in order to receive payment. Honoraria are typically paid near the end of the exhibition.

EXHIBITION LOCATION
Prince George's Delegation office area
Lowe House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The full prospectus and contact information is online at  
https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit
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Item: Opportunity for nude artists (ha! ha!)
Date: 13 November 2017, 8:10 pm
Deadline: 12/17/17 

The Lexington Art League seeks submissions for its annual figure exhibition. For over 30 years the figure show continues to push the boundaries beyond the traditional ‘nude’ toward a deeper exploration of the human figure and experience. 

entry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4840" target="_blank">Brutal Beauty is a contemporary exhibition of the human figure that speaks to our innermost instincts for satisfaction, pleasure, and comfort through work that invites us to examine the qualities that we are unable to avoid, but often hide from others. This exhibition seeks to convey a rawness that is universal while revealing our desires and limitations in a boldly honest approach to the way we experience the human form.

Eligibility: 

International call. Open to all artists regardless of location, media, or experience level. 

Conditions: 

Artists are required to deliver artwork to the Lexington Art League, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY, 40505, by 5pm, January 15th, 2018. 

Artists picking up their artwork are required to do so between 3/13/18 - 3/14/18 from 10am and 4pm. 

If art is shipped to the gallery, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to the gallery. Return shipping will be paid by the Lexington Art League.

All accepted work must be ready to hang or display. Artists must provide written installation instructions for any artworks requiring special handing or installation methods. 

Artists may choose to make their work available for sale.  This is not a requirement.  All sales will be managed by the Lexington Art League for a 30% commission of the sale price. 

Submission Requirements: 

Artists may submit up to six works of art for consideration.  Each work may be considered separately, unless otherwise noted by artist that works must be shown as a complete collection.

Please keep the number of files submitted under 10 files (images at 300DPI/PPI.) Include image list with size, title, media, and date, artist statement, bio, and resume. No online cloud drive submissions will be accepted. Audio/video, files should be uploaded as seperate document with .html links in files upload section of application.

Submitted applications must be received by December 17th, 2017.  A contract will be sent upon acceptance. 

Entry Deadline: 12/17/17 11:59p.m. MST

Event Dates: 1/26/18 - 3/11/18

Deliver work by: 1/15/18

Shipping address: 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, Ky, 40505

Accepted applicants will be notified by December 21, 2017

Apply here.
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Item: Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Post-Graduate Residency Program
Date: 8 November 2017, 4:00 am
Now in its third year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s residency/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Post-Graduate Residency Program is the subject of Target Gallery’s newest exhibition. Target will feature the work of the four residents in a group exhibition, Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, December 3, 2017.
 
The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residency is a competitive program for recently graduated art students, housed in Studio 12, where four emerging artists have an opportunity to create and sell work, interact with the public, and build a network.
 
“The residency space provides artists with both studio resources and professional development opportunities in the critical period shortly after graduation,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of Target Gallery. “This culminating exhibition is both a celebration of their time here as well as a stepping stone to their professional career.”
 
The 2016 artists are: Fumi Amano, Lindsay Hall, Jay Hendrick, and Samantha Sethi. All were juried into the program by Kayn Miller, director of exhibitions at the Arlington Art Center.
 
Amano (October through December  | Virginia Commonwealth University) entered graduate school to expand her expertise with glass as a medium, but her work shifted more into the conceptual space as she began using her art as a primary means to express her emotions, given English is her second language. Her work is inspired by her strong desire for connection as well as a deep sense of loneliness. Through her performance work, she can speak to others beyond spoken language’s normal spectrum. Her performance series Worries of a 30-Year-Old Single captures the social pressure and anxiety she feels as an unmarried woman without children. Amano’s work Look at Me was featured in the Target Gallery group exhibition Please Touch in 2016.
 
Hall (July through September | Indiana University-Bloomington) creates creates colorfully titillating works that engage the notions of pleasure, beauty, and the perverse as they relate to the body, sexuality, and the intimacies and vulnerabilities of human interaction. She uses an eclectic range of materials including silicone, textiles, clay, spray paint, and glitter to combine contrasting textures, forms, and materials. She presents dualities: attraction/repulsion, hard/soft, feminine/masculine, interior/exterior, made/found. Her resulting pieces and installations fantasize these shared human experiences, often sugarcoating shame and disgust with humor and playfulness. Recent Target Gallery visitors will remember her piece Blinged Out in the Material as Medium group exhibition in 2016.
 
Hendrick (January through March | George Mason University) questions the value of value in his work. He creates paintings, then analyzes their importance, worth, and merit by exposing his work to different methods, such as digitization, duplication, and performance. His visual vocabulary is based on grids, a stable and reliable form, and color to assess the form’s value. His sundry palette draws from high and low culture, bringing together pop-music pink with cave-born ochers.  
 
Sethi (April through June | American University) explores the natural world around and humanity’s relationship with and impact on it. Her work reference a broader view of our world as a landscape both inhabited and studied by humankind, altered even as it is observed. In the exhibition, her sculpture, Cause and Effect, was constructed as a model of an “iceberg”. The blue polystyrene foam is an effective thermal insulator and commonly used as building insulation It’s also used for sculpture, but is typically coated and concealed. In Sethi’s sculpture, it remains visible as part of the content. Polystyrene foam, untreated, naturally has an icy appearance. Rather than produce a realistic reproduction, this work was imagined as an “in process” theatrical monument to the icebergs or as a form to protect them from rising temperatures.
 
About the Artists

Fumi Amano
completed her undergraduate studies in art education at the University of Education in Aichi before refining studies of her medium at Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan, and at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Amano has won several awards including best student work at Niijima Glass Art Festival in Tokyo and also at Pilchuck Glass School. Her work was selected at the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan; the Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama, Japan; and the Itami Craft Triennial in Osaka, Japan. She has shown her work in group and solo exhibitions in both the U.S. and Japan. She completed her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2017.
 
Lindsay Hall, a West Coast native, is currently based in Arlington, Virginia. She received a MFA in Painting from Indiana University in 2016, as well as a BFA in Painting and Drawing (2012) and a BA in Journalism and Media Studies (2010) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York, the New Hampshire Institute of Arts, and Kent State University in Ohio and will be featured in a summer 2017 issue of Studio Visit magazine. Lindsay Hall has co-curated group exhibitions in Indiana and New York. She received the Ilknur P. Ralston Memorial Award in Visual Arts in 2016.
 
Jay Hendrick, based in Fairfax, Virginia, has shown work in the U.S., England, and Japan and his work was featured in New American Painting. In 2015, Hendrick received his MFA from George Mason University. He completed his undergraduate degree with Abilene Christian University in Texas with degrees in applied studies and a bachelor’s of fine art. He teaches at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Virginia, and is a contributing writer for East City Art.
 
Samantha Sethi is a multi-media artist working primarily in drawing, installation, sculpture, and video. Sethi received her MFA from American University where she explored concepts of ephemerality, entropy, human impact on the environment, mapping, and our experience of time. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she lived and worked until moving to Washington DC in 2013. She is currently based out of Baltimore, MD where she is currently an Artist - In Residence at Creative Alliance.
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Item: New portraits
Date: 7 November 2017, 4:00 am
The latest version of the annual exhibition, “Recent Acquisitions”, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will displays the newest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are represented in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and new media. This installation will be on view from Nov. 17 through Nov. 4, 2018.
 
These most recent acquisitions join more than 22,000 others in the Portrait Gallery’s collection to represent the numerous individuals who have made a significant impact on the history and culture of the United States. Subjects include the lawyer Francis Scott Key who penned the lyrics for the “Star-Spangled Banner”; former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright; actress Gertrude Jeannette; university president Norman Francis; photographer Harry Callahan; fashion designer Ralph Lauren; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno.
 
The list of the objects is here. More information below and attached.
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Item: Call for Artists
Date: 5 November 2017, 1:48 pm
Deadline for submissions is January 22, 2018

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in the annual Juried Silent Art Auction Exhibit as part of the Arts Council’s annual fundraising gala, Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. The Silent Auction shines a spotlight on Howard County’s diverse and talented visual arts community at this important event.
 
All 2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists, 18 years or older, residing, working, or studying in Howard County; HCAC members; and artists who have exhibited in Howard County in the last year are eligible to submit.
 
Visual artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, jewelers, and photographers. Artists will be selected by the silent auction committee who may also invite artists who are eligible to participate. This showcase of artists in Howard County has proven to be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent in the community and is also a successful fundraiser to support art programs, exhibitions, and organizations in the county.
 
This year’s Celebration will be held at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 6-10pm. The Silent Auction exhibit will be presented in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The final bid for each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and the Arts Council. Last year’s Silent Auction resulted in $10,690 in sales, with 70 pieces sold.
 
For more information or to submit an entry, visit hocoarts.org; to have a prospectus delivered via postal mail or email, please call 410-313-ARTS (2787).
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Item: Late Fall shows at AU
Date: 4 November 2017, 1:39 pm
Late fall shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Nov. 11. Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

The first exhibit to open, RADIX: THE ETERNAL FEMININE, is curated by Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D. RADIX is a collaboration of three Washington artists: Anne Marchand, Pat Goslee and Cianne Fragione. The exhibit features the concept of the Eternal Feminine as an original, dynamic and cosmic force, in paintings and assemblages. Defying simple definition, this concept has different but analogous meanings for each artist. Each artist employs contemporary and abstract terms to express feminine energy from her own perspective. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 30 from 6-7 p.m.

The second exhibit, THE TRAWICK PRIZE, features award-winning Washington art in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art space of the museum. Established by Carol Trawick, a community activist from Montgomery County, Md., the prize rewards some of the most talented artists from the Washington area. THE TRAWICK PRIZE exhibit features new works by the “Best in Show” recipients from the last 15 years: Lauren Adams, Richard Cleaver, Larry Cook, Neil Feather, Mia Feurer, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Gary Kachadourian, Maggie Michael, Jonathan Monaghan, Jiha Moon, David Page, James Rieck, Jo Smail and Rene Trevino. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 11 from 5-6 p.m.

The museum is excited to display new acquisitions to its ROTHFELD COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART. Part of the American University Museum’s permanent collection, the Rothfeld Collection is designed to inspire dialog about political and cultural issues involving Israel, through paintings, sculptures, and mixed media work of prominent and emerging Israeli artists. The exhibit features an array of work from the collection as well as recent acquisitions by artists Melanie Daniel, Tal Shochat, Lihi Turjeman, and Alon Kedem.

The show runs concurrently with an exhibit of Arab modern and contemporary art, BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION. The Rothfeld Collection was originally gifted to the AU Museum by Donald Rothfeld in 2011, and it has been growing ever since.

Continuing at AU Museum through Dec. 17 are: BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION; WILLIAM WOODWARD: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS; and TETHERED TO THE CRADLE: KINETIC WORK BY CHRISTOPHER CARTER.
MUSEUM INFORMATION, HOURS, LOCATION: The American University Museum is a three-story public museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum has a permanent collection that highlights the donors’ holdings and AU’s Watkins Collection and Rothfeld Collection. Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art.
The Katzen Museum Store is open during museum hours plus one hour before select special events. Visitors may purchase books, catalogs, and prints related to past and current exhibitions, as well as fine crafts and other one-of-a-kind objects by predominantly local artisans.

The Katzen Arts Center, named for Washington-area benefactors Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus Katzen, brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one space. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the Katzen includes the museum, the Abramson Family Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, a dance studio, an electronics studio, artists’ studios, rehearsal space, and classrooms.

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-885-1300 or look on the Web at www.american.edu/cas/museum. Follow the museum on Facebook (facebook.com/AmericanUniversityMuseum), on Twitter (@AUMuseum_Katzen), or on Instagram (AUMuseum_Katzen).
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Item: Virginia Commission for the Arts: Application Assistance Workshops
Date: 30 October 2017, 5:00 am
Virginia Commission for the Arts Presents Statewide  
Application Assistance Workshops
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in November and December 2017. Workshop locations include: Fredericksburg, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Emory, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg.
 
VCA staff will provide an overview of grant programs, including information about the new Online Grant Application System as well as updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, and general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March and April 2018 application deadlines.
 
Workshops are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required. Attendance is not required in order to apply for Commission funding; however, workshops can be helpful for first-time applicants preparing requests for:
  • General Operating Support Grants for Arts Organizations
  •  Project Grants
  •  Local Government Challenge Grants
  •  Artists In Education and AIE Express Grants
  •  Technical Assistance Grants
  •  Touring Assistance for Presenters
  •  Applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Artist Roster
  • Artist Fellowships
 Participants are encouraged to read theOnline Guidelines for Fundingand preview the Online Application Webinar and Tutorials here: http://www.arts.virginia.gov/grants.html. Those persons requiring the services of an interpreter for the hearing impaired should contact the Commission office at least one week in advance of the workshop.
 
Virginia Commission for the Arts Application Assistance Workshops will be held in the following locations:(Note: for specific directions or details for parking for the workshop you wish to attend, please contact the host sites directly in advance of the meeting day.)
 
Area 4B  Fredericksburg
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Fredericksburg Public Library  
1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
 
Area 5   Richmond 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 10am-12noon                  
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center Parlor
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1400; www.vmfa.state.va.us
                                                                                                              
Area 4A   Arlington 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Arlington Arts Center             
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Silver & Orange Lines: Virginia Square 
(703) 248-6800;
www.arlingtonartscenter.org
 
Area 6 Newport News
Friday, December 8, 2017; 10 am to noon
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 596-817; https://pfac-va.org/
 
Area 2 Lynchburg
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Academy Center for the Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 846-8499; www.academycenter.org
 
Area 1  Emory
Wednesday, December 13, 2017; 10 am-12noon
McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College
30481 Garnand Drive, Emory, VA 24327
(276) 944-6333; www.ehc.edu/mca/
 
Area 3  Harrisonburg
Thursday, December 14, 2017; noon-2pm
The Ice House, Meeting Room 117
127 West Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-4696; Parking in the Bruce Street garage, one half block from the Ice House
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grants to arts and other not-for-profit arts organizations, educational institutions, educators, artists, and local governments. For more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit www.arts.virginia.gov or call (804) 225-3132
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Item: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - Apply today!
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:30 am
 
Deadline to Apply: Dec. 15, 2017
 
Chosen artists have the opportunity to be featured at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018 
The 15th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be on Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018, in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. The festival features 130 booth spaces. 

Submit 6 images (a booth shot is required) for your chance to purchase a booth and join some of our best local artists sell their work at this two day festival. 
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Item: FY18 Curatorial Grant Program
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:00 am
DEADLINE REMINDER: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017, 4:00 PM ET 
 
Applications for the FY18 Curatorial Grant Program are still being accepting. This grant provides support to qualified individual curators in the visual arts for exhibition proposals intended for presentation in CAH's 200 I Street Galleries, Lobby Gallery, which is a District-owned exhibition space located at 200 I (Eye) Street, SE Washington, DC, 20003. Visit their website to learn more and submit an application. Early submissions are highly encouraged.
Curatorial Grant Program (individuals) 
The Curatorial Grant Program aims to provide a greater opportunity for the development and public presentation of visual art exhibitions by District resident curators.  Through grant support and access to a contemporary exhibition space, CAH intends to serve the District's residents by presenting compelling exhibition concepts of resident curators. 
 
For complete guidelines on available grant programs and to submit an application, visit Current Funding Opportunities online at www.dcarts.dc.gov.
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Item: Amateur Photog of the Year
Date: 20 November 2017, 4:30 am
Deadline: November 30, 2017

The contest is organized by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine. It is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme. The competition is open to all amateur photographers. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted. The first entry to each round is free.

Details: http://bitly.com/2qpPtDH
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Item: Frankenart!
Date: 19 November 2017, 1:13 pm
Deadline: November 30, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL

A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee.

Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof
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Item: Pyramid Atlantic Opens Outdoor Pop Up Gallery in Takoma Park
Date: 17 November 2017, 4:00 am
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center – with funding from City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program —will create a pop-up art gallery in a 177sq. ft. open air site, likely a former garage, which cuts into the slope of Hilltop Road. The site is close by the defunct Sligo Creek Water Works, which pumped water to residents as far away as Kensington from 1900 to 1930. The first of two planned exhibitions on this site, Water Works, opens December 2.
Pump House Pop-Up opens its first exhibition, Water Works, on December 2 with a reception from 2 – 4 pm (Rain date: Sunday, December 3). Water Works runs through March 3. The outdoor gallery is open to the public daily and located at Hilltop Road between Maple and Geneva Avenues in Takoma Park, MD. More at pyramidatlanticartscenter.org or 301-608-9101.
 
Pump House Pop-Up is the brainchild of Pyramid Atlantic Artist Marty Ittner, a Takoma Park resident of 17 years. “This space was waiting to be a gallery,” remarks Ittner, who has walked past the structure almost daily for over a decade. “I’m an artist and I saw an opportunity. It was just sitting there doing nothing! I wanted to transform it to be something else.”
 
It took Ittner two years to get around to slipping a little note into the mailbox of her neighbor on whose property this should-be gallery sits. “He emailed me right back!” After getting permission from the site owner, and convincing Pyramid Atlantic and the City of Takoma Park of the undertaking, Ittner’s work truly began. She convinced the Department of Public Works to clear the site of large rocks, spent 8 hours clearing the ground by hand of about 4 inches of packed debris (mostly glass), and secured free mulch to level the “gallery” floor. Further, on December 2nd she and fellow Pyramid Artist Gretchen Schermerhorn open the site’s first exhibition: Water Works.
 
Water Works focuses on the gallery’s proximity to the defunct pumping station and the importance of clean, clear water to Takoma Park’s founder B.F. Gilbert. Ittner and Schermerhorn are creating a cyanotype /screenprint installation that utilizes imagery of the era sourced from Historic Takoma. For their cyanotypes (photographic prints exposed in the sun) they drew inspiration from Sligo Creek Park, using found rocks and sand. The work will be mounted to the walls of the gallery in an installation that will weather and change in the open-air.
 
In tandem with the exhibition, a self-guided walking tour encourages visitors to be present in historically significant spots. Sepia-toned prints are waiting to be discovered in the very spots where the original photos were taken in the 1900s. Highlights include spotting the circular foundation of the filtration building, and envisioning Washington Adventist’s sanitarium—an architectural gem razed in 1982—at the top of the hill near the creek.
 
Pump House Pop-Up gallery is made possible by the City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program, Giuseppe Cimmino, and Historic Takoma. A second exhibition is scheduled for May 5 – July 4, 2018. A call for entries from local talent will be issued in early December.
 
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Item: Opportunity for Prince George's County artists
Date: 14 November 2017, 5:00 am
Bring It! is the 2018 annual exhibition of artwork by Prince George’s County Artists in the Prince George’s Delegation of the Lowe House Office Building, in Annapolis. It serves as a reminder to our lawmakers about the importance of the arts, and offers daily, moral support through the power of art as they work on our behalf throughout the legislative session.

We know how good the artists in Prince George’s County are. We just want to show everyone else. Rather than asking artists to respond to a theme, Bring It! Intends to demonstrate the broad range of artwork being created in our county, and to foster an inclusive spirit among the artists exhibiting together in the exhibition. So, Bring It! Show us your best two-dimensional artwork, and let us show it to the world.

APPLY ONLINE BY DEC 8 at:

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ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Due to the nature of the exhibition space, only two-dimensional artworks that can be safely installed on hanging rods can be accepted.

HONORARIA
Each artist selected to participate will receive a $100 honorarium in appreciation of his/her contribution. Registration as a vendor with The M-NCPPC is required in order to receive payment. Honoraria are typically paid near the end of the exhibition.

EXHIBITION LOCATION
Prince George's Delegation office area
Lowe House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The full prospectus and contact information is online at  
https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit
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Item: Opportunity for nude artists (ha! ha!)
Date: 13 November 2017, 8:10 pm
Deadline: 12/17/17 

The Lexington Art League seeks submissions for its annual figure exhibition. For over 30 years the figure show continues to push the boundaries beyond the traditional ‘nude’ toward a deeper exploration of the human figure and experience. 

entry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4840" target="_blank">Brutal Beauty is a contemporary exhibition of the human figure that speaks to our innermost instincts for satisfaction, pleasure, and comfort through work that invites us to examine the qualities that we are unable to avoid, but often hide from others. This exhibition seeks to convey a rawness that is universal while revealing our desires and limitations in a boldly honest approach to the way we experience the human form.

Eligibility: 

International call. Open to all artists regardless of location, media, or experience level. 

Conditions: 

Artists are required to deliver artwork to the Lexington Art League, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY, 40505, by 5pm, January 15th, 2018. 

Artists picking up their artwork are required to do so between 3/13/18 - 3/14/18 from 10am and 4pm. 

If art is shipped to the gallery, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to the gallery. Return shipping will be paid by the Lexington Art League.

All accepted work must be ready to hang or display. Artists must provide written installation instructions for any artworks requiring special handing or installation methods. 

Artists may choose to make their work available for sale.  This is not a requirement.  All sales will be managed by the Lexington Art League for a 30% commission of the sale price. 

Submission Requirements: 

Artists may submit up to six works of art for consideration.  Each work may be considered separately, unless otherwise noted by artist that works must be shown as a complete collection.

Please keep the number of files submitted under 10 files (images at 300DPI/PPI.) Include image list with size, title, media, and date, artist statement, bio, and resume. No online cloud drive submissions will be accepted. Audio/video, files should be uploaded as seperate document with .html links in files upload section of application.

Submitted applications must be received by December 17th, 2017.  A contract will be sent upon acceptance. 

Entry Deadline: 12/17/17 11:59p.m. MST

Event Dates: 1/26/18 - 3/11/18

Deliver work by: 1/15/18

Shipping address: 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, Ky, 40505

Accepted applicants will be notified by December 21, 2017

Apply here.
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Item: Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Post-Graduate Residency Program
Date: 8 November 2017, 4:00 am
Now in its third year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s residency/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Post-Graduate Residency Program is the subject of Target Gallery’s newest exhibition. Target will feature the work of the four residents in a group exhibition, Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, December 3, 2017.
 
The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residency is a competitive program for recently graduated art students, housed in Studio 12, where four emerging artists have an opportunity to create and sell work, interact with the public, and build a network.
 
“The residency space provides artists with both studio resources and professional development opportunities in the critical period shortly after graduation,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of Target Gallery. “This culminating exhibition is both a celebration of their time here as well as a stepping stone to their professional career.”
 
The 2016 artists are: Fumi Amano, Lindsay Hall, Jay Hendrick, and Samantha Sethi. All were juried into the program by Kayn Miller, director of exhibitions at the Arlington Art Center.
 
Amano (October through December  | Virginia Commonwealth University) entered graduate school to expand her expertise with glass as a medium, but her work shifted more into the conceptual space as she began using her art as a primary means to express her emotions, given English is her second language. Her work is inspired by her strong desire for connection as well as a deep sense of loneliness. Through her performance work, she can speak to others beyond spoken language’s normal spectrum. Her performance series Worries of a 30-Year-Old Single captures the social pressure and anxiety she feels as an unmarried woman without children. Amano’s work Look at Me was featured in the Target Gallery group exhibition Please Touch in 2016.
 
Hall (July through September | Indiana University-Bloomington) creates creates colorfully titillating works that engage the notions of pleasure, beauty, and the perverse as they relate to the body, sexuality, and the intimacies and vulnerabilities of human interaction. She uses an eclectic range of materials including silicone, textiles, clay, spray paint, and glitter to combine contrasting textures, forms, and materials. She presents dualities: attraction/repulsion, hard/soft, feminine/masculine, interior/exterior, made/found. Her resulting pieces and installations fantasize these shared human experiences, often sugarcoating shame and disgust with humor and playfulness. Recent Target Gallery visitors will remember her piece Blinged Out in the Material as Medium group exhibition in 2016.
 
Hendrick (January through March | George Mason University) questions the value of value in his work. He creates paintings, then analyzes their importance, worth, and merit by exposing his work to different methods, such as digitization, duplication, and performance. His visual vocabulary is based on grids, a stable and reliable form, and color to assess the form’s value. His sundry palette draws from high and low culture, bringing together pop-music pink with cave-born ochers.  
 
Sethi (April through June | American University) explores the natural world around and humanity’s relationship with and impact on it. Her work reference a broader view of our world as a landscape both inhabited and studied by humankind, altered even as it is observed. In the exhibition, her sculpture, Cause and Effect, was constructed as a model of an “iceberg”. The blue polystyrene foam is an effective thermal insulator and commonly used as building insulation It’s also used for sculpture, but is typically coated and concealed. In Sethi’s sculpture, it remains visible as part of the content. Polystyrene foam, untreated, naturally has an icy appearance. Rather than produce a realistic reproduction, this work was imagined as an “in process” theatrical monument to the icebergs or as a form to protect them from rising temperatures.
 
About the Artists

Fumi Amano
completed her undergraduate studies in art education at the University of Education in Aichi before refining studies of her medium at Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan, and at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Amano has won several awards including best student work at Niijima Glass Art Festival in Tokyo and also at Pilchuck Glass School. Her work was selected at the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan; the Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama, Japan; and the Itami Craft Triennial in Osaka, Japan. She has shown her work in group and solo exhibitions in both the U.S. and Japan. She completed her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2017.
 
Lindsay Hall, a West Coast native, is currently based in Arlington, Virginia. She received a MFA in Painting from Indiana University in 2016, as well as a BFA in Painting and Drawing (2012) and a BA in Journalism and Media Studies (2010) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York, the New Hampshire Institute of Arts, and Kent State University in Ohio and will be featured in a summer 2017 issue of Studio Visit magazine. Lindsay Hall has co-curated group exhibitions in Indiana and New York. She received the Ilknur P. Ralston Memorial Award in Visual Arts in 2016.
 
Jay Hendrick, based in Fairfax, Virginia, has shown work in the U.S., England, and Japan and his work was featured in New American Painting. In 2015, Hendrick received his MFA from George Mason University. He completed his undergraduate degree with Abilene Christian University in Texas with degrees in applied studies and a bachelor’s of fine art. He teaches at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Virginia, and is a contributing writer for East City Art.
 
Samantha Sethi is a multi-media artist working primarily in drawing, installation, sculpture, and video. Sethi received her MFA from American University where she explored concepts of ephemerality, entropy, human impact on the environment, mapping, and our experience of time. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she lived and worked until moving to Washington DC in 2013. She is currently based out of Baltimore, MD where she is currently an Artist - In Residence at Creative Alliance.
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Item: New portraits
Date: 7 November 2017, 4:00 am
The latest version of the annual exhibition, “Recent Acquisitions”, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will displays the newest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are represented in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and new media. This installation will be on view from Nov. 17 through Nov. 4, 2018.
 
These most recent acquisitions join more than 22,000 others in the Portrait Gallery’s collection to represent the numerous individuals who have made a significant impact on the history and culture of the United States. Subjects include the lawyer Francis Scott Key who penned the lyrics for the “Star-Spangled Banner”; former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright; actress Gertrude Jeannette; university president Norman Francis; photographer Harry Callahan; fashion designer Ralph Lauren; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno.
 
The list of the objects is here. More information below and attached.
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Item: Call for Artists
Date: 5 November 2017, 1:48 pm
Deadline for submissions is January 22, 2018

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in the annual Juried Silent Art Auction Exhibit as part of the Arts Council’s annual fundraising gala, Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. The Silent Auction shines a spotlight on Howard County’s diverse and talented visual arts community at this important event.
 
All 2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists, 18 years or older, residing, working, or studying in Howard County; HCAC members; and artists who have exhibited in Howard County in the last year are eligible to submit.
 
Visual artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, jewelers, and photographers. Artists will be selected by the silent auction committee who may also invite artists who are eligible to participate. This showcase of artists in Howard County has proven to be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent in the community and is also a successful fundraiser to support art programs, exhibitions, and organizations in the county.
 
This year’s Celebration will be held at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 6-10pm. The Silent Auction exhibit will be presented in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The final bid for each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and the Arts Council. Last year’s Silent Auction resulted in $10,690 in sales, with 70 pieces sold.
 
For more information or to submit an entry, visit hocoarts.org; to have a prospectus delivered via postal mail or email, please call 410-313-ARTS (2787).
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Item: Late Fall shows at AU
Date: 4 November 2017, 1:39 pm
Late fall shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Nov. 11. Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

The first exhibit to open, RADIX: THE ETERNAL FEMININE, is curated by Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D. RADIX is a collaboration of three Washington artists: Anne Marchand, Pat Goslee and Cianne Fragione. The exhibit features the concept of the Eternal Feminine as an original, dynamic and cosmic force, in paintings and assemblages. Defying simple definition, this concept has different but analogous meanings for each artist. Each artist employs contemporary and abstract terms to express feminine energy from her own perspective. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 30 from 6-7 p.m.

The second exhibit, THE TRAWICK PRIZE, features award-winning Washington art in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art space of the museum. Established by Carol Trawick, a community activist from Montgomery County, Md., the prize rewards some of the most talented artists from the Washington area. THE TRAWICK PRIZE exhibit features new works by the “Best in Show” recipients from the last 15 years: Lauren Adams, Richard Cleaver, Larry Cook, Neil Feather, Mia Feurer, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Gary Kachadourian, Maggie Michael, Jonathan Monaghan, Jiha Moon, David Page, James Rieck, Jo Smail and Rene Trevino. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 11 from 5-6 p.m.

The museum is excited to display new acquisitions to its ROTHFELD COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART. Part of the American University Museum’s permanent collection, the Rothfeld Collection is designed to inspire dialog about political and cultural issues involving Israel, through paintings, sculptures, and mixed media work of prominent and emerging Israeli artists. The exhibit features an array of work from the collection as well as recent acquisitions by artists Melanie Daniel, Tal Shochat, Lihi Turjeman, and Alon Kedem.

The show runs concurrently with an exhibit of Arab modern and contemporary art, BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION. The Rothfeld Collection was originally gifted to the AU Museum by Donald Rothfeld in 2011, and it has been growing ever since.

Continuing at AU Museum through Dec. 17 are: BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION; WILLIAM WOODWARD: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS; and TETHERED TO THE CRADLE: KINETIC WORK BY CHRISTOPHER CARTER.
MUSEUM INFORMATION, HOURS, LOCATION: The American University Museum is a three-story public museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum has a permanent collection that highlights the donors’ holdings and AU’s Watkins Collection and Rothfeld Collection. Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art.
The Katzen Museum Store is open during museum hours plus one hour before select special events. Visitors may purchase books, catalogs, and prints related to past and current exhibitions, as well as fine crafts and other one-of-a-kind objects by predominantly local artisans.

The Katzen Arts Center, named for Washington-area benefactors Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus Katzen, brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one space. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the Katzen includes the museum, the Abramson Family Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, a dance studio, an electronics studio, artists’ studios, rehearsal space, and classrooms.

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-885-1300 or look on the Web at www.american.edu/cas/museum. Follow the museum on Facebook (facebook.com/AmericanUniversityMuseum), on Twitter (@AUMuseum_Katzen), or on Instagram (AUMuseum_Katzen).
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Item: Virginia Commission for the Arts: Application Assistance Workshops
Date: 30 October 2017, 5:00 am
Virginia Commission for the Arts Presents Statewide  
Application Assistance Workshops
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in November and December 2017. Workshop locations include: Fredericksburg, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Emory, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg.
 
VCA staff will provide an overview of grant programs, including information about the new Online Grant Application System as well as updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, and general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March and April 2018 application deadlines.
 
Workshops are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required. Attendance is not required in order to apply for Commission funding; however, workshops can be helpful for first-time applicants preparing requests for:
  • General Operating Support Grants for Arts Organizations
  •  Project Grants
  •  Local Government Challenge Grants
  •  Artists In Education and AIE Express Grants
  •  Technical Assistance Grants
  •  Touring Assistance for Presenters
  •  Applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Artist Roster
  • Artist Fellowships
 Participants are encouraged to read theOnline Guidelines for Fundingand preview the Online Application Webinar and Tutorials here: http://www.arts.virginia.gov/grants.html. Those persons requiring the services of an interpreter for the hearing impaired should contact the Commission office at least one week in advance of the workshop.
 
Virginia Commission for the Arts Application Assistance Workshops will be held in the following locations:(Note: for specific directions or details for parking for the workshop you wish to attend, please contact the host sites directly in advance of the meeting day.)
 
Area 4B  Fredericksburg
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Fredericksburg Public Library  
1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
 
Area 5   Richmond 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 10am-12noon                  
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center Parlor
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1400; www.vmfa.state.va.us
                                                                                                              
Area 4A   Arlington 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Arlington Arts Center             
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Silver & Orange Lines: Virginia Square 
(703) 248-6800;
www.arlingtonartscenter.org
 
Area 6 Newport News
Friday, December 8, 2017; 10 am to noon
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 596-817; https://pfac-va.org/
 
Area 2 Lynchburg
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Academy Center for the Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 846-8499; www.academycenter.org
 
Area 1  Emory
Wednesday, December 13, 2017; 10 am-12noon
McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College
30481 Garnand Drive, Emory, VA 24327
(276) 944-6333; www.ehc.edu/mca/
 
Area 3  Harrisonburg
Thursday, December 14, 2017; noon-2pm
The Ice House, Meeting Room 117
127 West Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-4696; Parking in the Bruce Street garage, one half block from the Ice House
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grants to arts and other not-for-profit arts organizations, educational institutions, educators, artists, and local governments. For more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit www.arts.virginia.gov or call (804) 225-3132
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Item: OPA's 27th National Juried Exhibition - Steamboat Springs, CO
$100,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
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Item: 44th Omaha Summer Arts Festival - Omaha, NE
$2,500 in cash merit awards. Deadline: Jan 15, 2018
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Item: Fantastic Fibers - Paducah, KY
$1,900 in awards. Deadline: Feb 16, 2018
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Item: Good Hart Artist Residency - Good Hart, MI
Live/work studio space in quiet setting, food, $500 stipend. Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
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Item: Expressions! - Tracy, CA
$2,100 in awards. Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
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Item: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - Apply today!
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:30 am
 
Deadline to Apply: Dec. 15, 2017
 
Chosen artists have the opportunity to be featured at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018 
The 15th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be on Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018, in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. The festival features 130 booth spaces. 

Submit 6 images (a booth shot is required) for your chance to purchase a booth and join some of our best local artists sell their work at this two day festival. 
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Item: FY18 Curatorial Grant Program
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:00 am
DEADLINE REMINDER: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017, 4:00 PM ET 
 
Applications for the FY18 Curatorial Grant Program are still being accepting. This grant provides support to qualified individual curators in the visual arts for exhibition proposals intended for presentation in CAH's 200 I Street Galleries, Lobby Gallery, which is a District-owned exhibition space located at 200 I (Eye) Street, SE Washington, DC, 20003. Visit their website to learn more and submit an application. Early submissions are highly encouraged.
Curatorial Grant Program (individuals) 
The Curatorial Grant Program aims to provide a greater opportunity for the development and public presentation of visual art exhibitions by District resident curators.  Through grant support and access to a contemporary exhibition space, CAH intends to serve the District's residents by presenting compelling exhibition concepts of resident curators. 
 
For complete guidelines on available grant programs and to submit an application, visit Current Funding Opportunities online at www.dcarts.dc.gov.
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Item: Amateur Photog of the Year
Date: 20 November 2017, 4:30 am
Deadline: November 30, 2017

The contest is organized by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine. It is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme. The competition is open to all amateur photographers. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted. The first entry to each round is free.

Details: http://bitly.com/2qpPtDH
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Item: Frankenart!
Date: 19 November 2017, 1:13 pm
Deadline: November 30, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL

A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee.

Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof
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Item: Pyramid Atlantic Opens Outdoor Pop Up Gallery in Takoma Park
Date: 17 November 2017, 4:00 am
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center – with funding from City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program —will create a pop-up art gallery in a 177sq. ft. open air site, likely a former garage, which cuts into the slope of Hilltop Road. The site is close by the defunct Sligo Creek Water Works, which pumped water to residents as far away as Kensington from 1900 to 1930. The first of two planned exhibitions on this site, Water Works, opens December 2.
Pump House Pop-Up opens its first exhibition, Water Works, on December 2 with a reception from 2 – 4 pm (Rain date: Sunday, December 3). Water Works runs through March 3. The outdoor gallery is open to the public daily and located at Hilltop Road between Maple and Geneva Avenues in Takoma Park, MD. More at pyramidatlanticartscenter.org or 301-608-9101.
 
Pump House Pop-Up is the brainchild of Pyramid Atlantic Artist Marty Ittner, a Takoma Park resident of 17 years. “This space was waiting to be a gallery,” remarks Ittner, who has walked past the structure almost daily for over a decade. “I’m an artist and I saw an opportunity. It was just sitting there doing nothing! I wanted to transform it to be something else.”
 
It took Ittner two years to get around to slipping a little note into the mailbox of her neighbor on whose property this should-be gallery sits. “He emailed me right back!” After getting permission from the site owner, and convincing Pyramid Atlantic and the City of Takoma Park of the undertaking, Ittner’s work truly began. She convinced the Department of Public Works to clear the site of large rocks, spent 8 hours clearing the ground by hand of about 4 inches of packed debris (mostly glass), and secured free mulch to level the “gallery” floor. Further, on December 2nd she and fellow Pyramid Artist Gretchen Schermerhorn open the site’s first exhibition: Water Works.
 
Water Works focuses on the gallery’s proximity to the defunct pumping station and the importance of clean, clear water to Takoma Park’s founder B.F. Gilbert. Ittner and Schermerhorn are creating a cyanotype /screenprint installation that utilizes imagery of the era sourced from Historic Takoma. For their cyanotypes (photographic prints exposed in the sun) they drew inspiration from Sligo Creek Park, using found rocks and sand. The work will be mounted to the walls of the gallery in an installation that will weather and change in the open-air.
 
In tandem with the exhibition, a self-guided walking tour encourages visitors to be present in historically significant spots. Sepia-toned prints are waiting to be discovered in the very spots where the original photos were taken in the 1900s. Highlights include spotting the circular foundation of the filtration building, and envisioning Washington Adventist’s sanitarium—an architectural gem razed in 1982—at the top of the hill near the creek.
 
Pump House Pop-Up gallery is made possible by the City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program, Giuseppe Cimmino, and Historic Takoma. A second exhibition is scheduled for May 5 – July 4, 2018. A call for entries from local talent will be issued in early December.
 
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Item: Opportunity for Prince George's County artists
Date: 14 November 2017, 5:00 am
Bring It! is the 2018 annual exhibition of artwork by Prince George’s County Artists in the Prince George’s Delegation of the Lowe House Office Building, in Annapolis. It serves as a reminder to our lawmakers about the importance of the arts, and offers daily, moral support through the power of art as they work on our behalf throughout the legislative session.

We know how good the artists in Prince George’s County are. We just want to show everyone else. Rather than asking artists to respond to a theme, Bring It! Intends to demonstrate the broad range of artwork being created in our county, and to foster an inclusive spirit among the artists exhibiting together in the exhibition. So, Bring It! Show us your best two-dimensional artwork, and let us show it to the world.

APPLY ONLINE BY DEC 8 at:

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ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Due to the nature of the exhibition space, only two-dimensional artworks that can be safely installed on hanging rods can be accepted.

HONORARIA
Each artist selected to participate will receive a $100 honorarium in appreciation of his/her contribution. Registration as a vendor with The M-NCPPC is required in order to receive payment. Honoraria are typically paid near the end of the exhibition.

EXHIBITION LOCATION
Prince George's Delegation office area
Lowe House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The full prospectus and contact information is online at  
https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit
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Item: Opportunity for nude artists (ha! ha!)
Date: 13 November 2017, 8:10 pm
Deadline: 12/17/17 

The Lexington Art League seeks submissions for its annual figure exhibition. For over 30 years the figure show continues to push the boundaries beyond the traditional ‘nude’ toward a deeper exploration of the human figure and experience. 

entry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4840" target="_blank">Brutal Beauty is a contemporary exhibition of the human figure that speaks to our innermost instincts for satisfaction, pleasure, and comfort through work that invites us to examine the qualities that we are unable to avoid, but often hide from others. This exhibition seeks to convey a rawness that is universal while revealing our desires and limitations in a boldly honest approach to the way we experience the human form.

Eligibility: 

International call. Open to all artists regardless of location, media, or experience level. 

Conditions: 

Artists are required to deliver artwork to the Lexington Art League, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY, 40505, by 5pm, January 15th, 2018. 

Artists picking up their artwork are required to do so between 3/13/18 - 3/14/18 from 10am and 4pm. 

If art is shipped to the gallery, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to the gallery. Return shipping will be paid by the Lexington Art League.

All accepted work must be ready to hang or display. Artists must provide written installation instructions for any artworks requiring special handing or installation methods. 

Artists may choose to make their work available for sale.  This is not a requirement.  All sales will be managed by the Lexington Art League for a 30% commission of the sale price. 

Submission Requirements: 

Artists may submit up to six works of art for consideration.  Each work may be considered separately, unless otherwise noted by artist that works must be shown as a complete collection.

Please keep the number of files submitted under 10 files (images at 300DPI/PPI.) Include image list with size, title, media, and date, artist statement, bio, and resume. No online cloud drive submissions will be accepted. Audio/video, files should be uploaded as seperate document with .html links in files upload section of application.

Submitted applications must be received by December 17th, 2017.  A contract will be sent upon acceptance. 

Entry Deadline: 12/17/17 11:59p.m. MST

Event Dates: 1/26/18 - 3/11/18

Deliver work by: 1/15/18

Shipping address: 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, Ky, 40505

Accepted applicants will be notified by December 21, 2017

Apply here.
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Item: Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Post-Graduate Residency Program
Date: 8 November 2017, 4:00 am
Now in its third year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s residency/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Post-Graduate Residency Program is the subject of Target Gallery’s newest exhibition. Target will feature the work of the four residents in a group exhibition, Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, December 3, 2017.
 
The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residency is a competitive program for recently graduated art students, housed in Studio 12, where four emerging artists have an opportunity to create and sell work, interact with the public, and build a network.
 
“The residency space provides artists with both studio resources and professional development opportunities in the critical period shortly after graduation,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of Target Gallery. “This culminating exhibition is both a celebration of their time here as well as a stepping stone to their professional career.”
 
The 2016 artists are: Fumi Amano, Lindsay Hall, Jay Hendrick, and Samantha Sethi. All were juried into the program by Kayn Miller, director of exhibitions at the Arlington Art Center.
 
Amano (October through December  | Virginia Commonwealth University) entered graduate school to expand her expertise with glass as a medium, but her work shifted more into the conceptual space as she began using her art as a primary means to express her emotions, given English is her second language. Her work is inspired by her strong desire for connection as well as a deep sense of loneliness. Through her performance work, she can speak to others beyond spoken language’s normal spectrum. Her performance series Worries of a 30-Year-Old Single captures the social pressure and anxiety she feels as an unmarried woman without children. Amano’s work Look at Me was featured in the Target Gallery group exhibition Please Touch in 2016.
 
Hall (July through September | Indiana University-Bloomington) creates creates colorfully titillating works that engage the notions of pleasure, beauty, and the perverse as they relate to the body, sexuality, and the intimacies and vulnerabilities of human interaction. She uses an eclectic range of materials including silicone, textiles, clay, spray paint, and glitter to combine contrasting textures, forms, and materials. She presents dualities: attraction/repulsion, hard/soft, feminine/masculine, interior/exterior, made/found. Her resulting pieces and installations fantasize these shared human experiences, often sugarcoating shame and disgust with humor and playfulness. Recent Target Gallery visitors will remember her piece Blinged Out in the Material as Medium group exhibition in 2016.
 
Hendrick (January through March | George Mason University) questions the value of value in his work. He creates paintings, then analyzes their importance, worth, and merit by exposing his work to different methods, such as digitization, duplication, and performance. His visual vocabulary is based on grids, a stable and reliable form, and color to assess the form’s value. His sundry palette draws from high and low culture, bringing together pop-music pink with cave-born ochers.  
 
Sethi (April through June | American University) explores the natural world around and humanity’s relationship with and impact on it. Her work reference a broader view of our world as a landscape both inhabited and studied by humankind, altered even as it is observed. In the exhibition, her sculpture, Cause and Effect, was constructed as a model of an “iceberg”. The blue polystyrene foam is an effective thermal insulator and commonly used as building insulation It’s also used for sculpture, but is typically coated and concealed. In Sethi’s sculpture, it remains visible as part of the content. Polystyrene foam, untreated, naturally has an icy appearance. Rather than produce a realistic reproduction, this work was imagined as an “in process” theatrical monument to the icebergs or as a form to protect them from rising temperatures.
 
About the Artists

Fumi Amano
completed her undergraduate studies in art education at the University of Education in Aichi before refining studies of her medium at Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan, and at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Amano has won several awards including best student work at Niijima Glass Art Festival in Tokyo and also at Pilchuck Glass School. Her work was selected at the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan; the Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama, Japan; and the Itami Craft Triennial in Osaka, Japan. She has shown her work in group and solo exhibitions in both the U.S. and Japan. She completed her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2017.
 
Lindsay Hall, a West Coast native, is currently based in Arlington, Virginia. She received a MFA in Painting from Indiana University in 2016, as well as a BFA in Painting and Drawing (2012) and a BA in Journalism and Media Studies (2010) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York, the New Hampshire Institute of Arts, and Kent State University in Ohio and will be featured in a summer 2017 issue of Studio Visit magazine. Lindsay Hall has co-curated group exhibitions in Indiana and New York. She received the Ilknur P. Ralston Memorial Award in Visual Arts in 2016.
 
Jay Hendrick, based in Fairfax, Virginia, has shown work in the U.S., England, and Japan and his work was featured in New American Painting. In 2015, Hendrick received his MFA from George Mason University. He completed his undergraduate degree with Abilene Christian University in Texas with degrees in applied studies and a bachelor’s of fine art. He teaches at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Virginia, and is a contributing writer for East City Art.
 
Samantha Sethi is a multi-media artist working primarily in drawing, installation, sculpture, and video. Sethi received her MFA from American University where she explored concepts of ephemerality, entropy, human impact on the environment, mapping, and our experience of time. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she lived and worked until moving to Washington DC in 2013. She is currently based out of Baltimore, MD where she is currently an Artist - In Residence at Creative Alliance.
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Item: New portraits
Date: 7 November 2017, 4:00 am
The latest version of the annual exhibition, “Recent Acquisitions”, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will displays the newest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are represented in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and new media. This installation will be on view from Nov. 17 through Nov. 4, 2018.
 
These most recent acquisitions join more than 22,000 others in the Portrait Gallery’s collection to represent the numerous individuals who have made a significant impact on the history and culture of the United States. Subjects include the lawyer Francis Scott Key who penned the lyrics for the “Star-Spangled Banner”; former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright; actress Gertrude Jeannette; university president Norman Francis; photographer Harry Callahan; fashion designer Ralph Lauren; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno.
 
The list of the objects is here. More information below and attached.
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Item: Call for Artists
Date: 5 November 2017, 1:48 pm
Deadline for submissions is January 22, 2018

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in the annual Juried Silent Art Auction Exhibit as part of the Arts Council’s annual fundraising gala, Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. The Silent Auction shines a spotlight on Howard County’s diverse and talented visual arts community at this important event.
 
All 2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists, 18 years or older, residing, working, or studying in Howard County; HCAC members; and artists who have exhibited in Howard County in the last year are eligible to submit.
 
Visual artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, jewelers, and photographers. Artists will be selected by the silent auction committee who may also invite artists who are eligible to participate. This showcase of artists in Howard County has proven to be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent in the community and is also a successful fundraiser to support art programs, exhibitions, and organizations in the county.
 
This year’s Celebration will be held at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 6-10pm. The Silent Auction exhibit will be presented in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The final bid for each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and the Arts Council. Last year’s Silent Auction resulted in $10,690 in sales, with 70 pieces sold.
 
For more information or to submit an entry, visit hocoarts.org; to have a prospectus delivered via postal mail or email, please call 410-313-ARTS (2787).
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Item: Late Fall shows at AU
Date: 4 November 2017, 1:39 pm
Late fall shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Nov. 11. Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

The first exhibit to open, RADIX: THE ETERNAL FEMININE, is curated by Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D. RADIX is a collaboration of three Washington artists: Anne Marchand, Pat Goslee and Cianne Fragione. The exhibit features the concept of the Eternal Feminine as an original, dynamic and cosmic force, in paintings and assemblages. Defying simple definition, this concept has different but analogous meanings for each artist. Each artist employs contemporary and abstract terms to express feminine energy from her own perspective. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 30 from 6-7 p.m.

The second exhibit, THE TRAWICK PRIZE, features award-winning Washington art in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art space of the museum. Established by Carol Trawick, a community activist from Montgomery County, Md., the prize rewards some of the most talented artists from the Washington area. THE TRAWICK PRIZE exhibit features new works by the “Best in Show” recipients from the last 15 years: Lauren Adams, Richard Cleaver, Larry Cook, Neil Feather, Mia Feurer, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Gary Kachadourian, Maggie Michael, Jonathan Monaghan, Jiha Moon, David Page, James Rieck, Jo Smail and Rene Trevino. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 11 from 5-6 p.m.

The museum is excited to display new acquisitions to its ROTHFELD COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART. Part of the American University Museum’s permanent collection, the Rothfeld Collection is designed to inspire dialog about political and cultural issues involving Israel, through paintings, sculptures, and mixed media work of prominent and emerging Israeli artists. The exhibit features an array of work from the collection as well as recent acquisitions by artists Melanie Daniel, Tal Shochat, Lihi Turjeman, and Alon Kedem.

The show runs concurrently with an exhibit of Arab modern and contemporary art, BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION. The Rothfeld Collection was originally gifted to the AU Museum by Donald Rothfeld in 2011, and it has been growing ever since.

Continuing at AU Museum through Dec. 17 are: BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION; WILLIAM WOODWARD: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS; and TETHERED TO THE CRADLE: KINETIC WORK BY CHRISTOPHER CARTER.
MUSEUM INFORMATION, HOURS, LOCATION: The American University Museum is a three-story public museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum has a permanent collection that highlights the donors’ holdings and AU’s Watkins Collection and Rothfeld Collection. Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art.
The Katzen Museum Store is open during museum hours plus one hour before select special events. Visitors may purchase books, catalogs, and prints related to past and current exhibitions, as well as fine crafts and other one-of-a-kind objects by predominantly local artisans.

The Katzen Arts Center, named for Washington-area benefactors Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus Katzen, brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one space. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the Katzen includes the museum, the Abramson Family Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, a dance studio, an electronics studio, artists’ studios, rehearsal space, and classrooms.

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-885-1300 or look on the Web at www.american.edu/cas/museum. Follow the museum on Facebook (facebook.com/AmericanUniversityMuseum), on Twitter (@AUMuseum_Katzen), or on Instagram (AUMuseum_Katzen).
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Item: Virginia Commission for the Arts: Application Assistance Workshops
Date: 30 October 2017, 5:00 am
Virginia Commission for the Arts Presents Statewide  
Application Assistance Workshops
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in November and December 2017. Workshop locations include: Fredericksburg, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Emory, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg.
 
VCA staff will provide an overview of grant programs, including information about the new Online Grant Application System as well as updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, and general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March and April 2018 application deadlines.
 
Workshops are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required. Attendance is not required in order to apply for Commission funding; however, workshops can be helpful for first-time applicants preparing requests for:
  • General Operating Support Grants for Arts Organizations
  •  Project Grants
  •  Local Government Challenge Grants
  •  Artists In Education and AIE Express Grants
  •  Technical Assistance Grants
  •  Touring Assistance for Presenters
  •  Applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Artist Roster
  • Artist Fellowships
 Participants are encouraged to read theOnline Guidelines for Fundingand preview the Online Application Webinar and Tutorials here: http://www.arts.virginia.gov/grants.html. Those persons requiring the services of an interpreter for the hearing impaired should contact the Commission office at least one week in advance of the workshop.
 
Virginia Commission for the Arts Application Assistance Workshops will be held in the following locations:(Note: for specific directions or details for parking for the workshop you wish to attend, please contact the host sites directly in advance of the meeting day.)
 
Area 4B  Fredericksburg
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Fredericksburg Public Library  
1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
 
Area 5   Richmond 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 10am-12noon                  
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center Parlor
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1400; www.vmfa.state.va.us
                                                                                                              
Area 4A   Arlington 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Arlington Arts Center             
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Silver & Orange Lines: Virginia Square 
(703) 248-6800;
www.arlingtonartscenter.org
 
Area 6 Newport News
Friday, December 8, 2017; 10 am to noon
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 596-817; https://pfac-va.org/
 
Area 2 Lynchburg
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Academy Center for the Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 846-8499; www.academycenter.org
 
Area 1  Emory
Wednesday, December 13, 2017; 10 am-12noon
McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College
30481 Garnand Drive, Emory, VA 24327
(276) 944-6333; www.ehc.edu/mca/
 
Area 3  Harrisonburg
Thursday, December 14, 2017; noon-2pm
The Ice House, Meeting Room 117
127 West Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-4696; Parking in the Bruce Street garage, one half block from the Ice House
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grants to arts and other not-for-profit arts organizations, educational institutions, educators, artists, and local governments. For more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit www.arts.virginia.gov or call (804) 225-3132
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Item: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - Apply today!
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:30 am
 
Deadline to Apply: Dec. 15, 2017
 
Chosen artists have the opportunity to be featured at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018 
The 15th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be on Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018, in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. The festival features 130 booth spaces. 

Submit 6 images (a booth shot is required) for your chance to purchase a booth and join some of our best local artists sell their work at this two day festival. 
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Item: FY18 Curatorial Grant Program
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:00 am
DEADLINE REMINDER: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017, 4:00 PM ET 
 
Applications for the FY18 Curatorial Grant Program are still being accepting. This grant provides support to qualified individual curators in the visual arts for exhibition proposals intended for presentation in CAH's 200 I Street Galleries, Lobby Gallery, which is a District-owned exhibition space located at 200 I (Eye) Street, SE Washington, DC, 20003. Visit their website to learn more and submit an application. Early submissions are highly encouraged.
Curatorial Grant Program (individuals) 
The Curatorial Grant Program aims to provide a greater opportunity for the development and public presentation of visual art exhibitions by District resident curators.  Through grant support and access to a contemporary exhibition space, CAH intends to serve the District's residents by presenting compelling exhibition concepts of resident curators. 
 
For complete guidelines on available grant programs and to submit an application, visit Current Funding Opportunities online at www.dcarts.dc.gov.
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Item: Amateur Photog of the Year
Date: 20 November 2017, 4:30 am
Deadline: November 30, 2017

The contest is organized by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine. It is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme. The competition is open to all amateur photographers. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted. The first entry to each round is free.

Details: http://bitly.com/2qpPtDH
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Item: Frankenart!
Date: 19 November 2017, 1:13 pm
Deadline: November 30, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL

A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee.

Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof
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Item: Pyramid Atlantic Opens Outdoor Pop Up Gallery in Takoma Park
Date: 17 November 2017, 4:00 am
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center – with funding from City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program —will create a pop-up art gallery in a 177sq. ft. open air site, likely a former garage, which cuts into the slope of Hilltop Road. The site is close by the defunct Sligo Creek Water Works, which pumped water to residents as far away as Kensington from 1900 to 1930. The first of two planned exhibitions on this site, Water Works, opens December 2.
Pump House Pop-Up opens its first exhibition, Water Works, on December 2 with a reception from 2 – 4 pm (Rain date: Sunday, December 3). Water Works runs through March 3. The outdoor gallery is open to the public daily and located at Hilltop Road between Maple and Geneva Avenues in Takoma Park, MD. More at pyramidatlanticartscenter.org or 301-608-9101.
 
Pump House Pop-Up is the brainchild of Pyramid Atlantic Artist Marty Ittner, a Takoma Park resident of 17 years. “This space was waiting to be a gallery,” remarks Ittner, who has walked past the structure almost daily for over a decade. “I’m an artist and I saw an opportunity. It was just sitting there doing nothing! I wanted to transform it to be something else.”
 
It took Ittner two years to get around to slipping a little note into the mailbox of her neighbor on whose property this should-be gallery sits. “He emailed me right back!” After getting permission from the site owner, and convincing Pyramid Atlantic and the City of Takoma Park of the undertaking, Ittner’s work truly began. She convinced the Department of Public Works to clear the site of large rocks, spent 8 hours clearing the ground by hand of about 4 inches of packed debris (mostly glass), and secured free mulch to level the “gallery” floor. Further, on December 2nd she and fellow Pyramid Artist Gretchen Schermerhorn open the site’s first exhibition: Water Works.
 
Water Works focuses on the gallery’s proximity to the defunct pumping station and the importance of clean, clear water to Takoma Park’s founder B.F. Gilbert. Ittner and Schermerhorn are creating a cyanotype /screenprint installation that utilizes imagery of the era sourced from Historic Takoma. For their cyanotypes (photographic prints exposed in the sun) they drew inspiration from Sligo Creek Park, using found rocks and sand. The work will be mounted to the walls of the gallery in an installation that will weather and change in the open-air.
 
In tandem with the exhibition, a self-guided walking tour encourages visitors to be present in historically significant spots. Sepia-toned prints are waiting to be discovered in the very spots where the original photos were taken in the 1900s. Highlights include spotting the circular foundation of the filtration building, and envisioning Washington Adventist’s sanitarium—an architectural gem razed in 1982—at the top of the hill near the creek.
 
Pump House Pop-Up gallery is made possible by the City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program, Giuseppe Cimmino, and Historic Takoma. A second exhibition is scheduled for May 5 – July 4, 2018. A call for entries from local talent will be issued in early December.
 
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Item: Opportunity for Prince George's County artists
Date: 14 November 2017, 5:00 am
Bring It! is the 2018 annual exhibition of artwork by Prince George’s County Artists in the Prince George’s Delegation of the Lowe House Office Building, in Annapolis. It serves as a reminder to our lawmakers about the importance of the arts, and offers daily, moral support through the power of art as they work on our behalf throughout the legislative session.

We know how good the artists in Prince George’s County are. We just want to show everyone else. Rather than asking artists to respond to a theme, Bring It! Intends to demonstrate the broad range of artwork being created in our county, and to foster an inclusive spirit among the artists exhibiting together in the exhibition. So, Bring It! Show us your best two-dimensional artwork, and let us show it to the world.

APPLY ONLINE BY DEC 8 at:

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ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Due to the nature of the exhibition space, only two-dimensional artworks that can be safely installed on hanging rods can be accepted.

HONORARIA
Each artist selected to participate will receive a $100 honorarium in appreciation of his/her contribution. Registration as a vendor with The M-NCPPC is required in order to receive payment. Honoraria are typically paid near the end of the exhibition.

EXHIBITION LOCATION
Prince George's Delegation office area
Lowe House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The full prospectus and contact information is online at  
https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit
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Item: Opportunity for nude artists (ha! ha!)
Date: 13 November 2017, 8:10 pm
Deadline: 12/17/17 

The Lexington Art League seeks submissions for its annual figure exhibition. For over 30 years the figure show continues to push the boundaries beyond the traditional ‘nude’ toward a deeper exploration of the human figure and experience. 

entry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4840" target="_blank">Brutal Beauty is a contemporary exhibition of the human figure that speaks to our innermost instincts for satisfaction, pleasure, and comfort through work that invites us to examine the qualities that we are unable to avoid, but often hide from others. This exhibition seeks to convey a rawness that is universal while revealing our desires and limitations in a boldly honest approach to the way we experience the human form.

Eligibility: 

International call. Open to all artists regardless of location, media, or experience level. 

Conditions: 

Artists are required to deliver artwork to the Lexington Art League, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY, 40505, by 5pm, January 15th, 2018. 

Artists picking up their artwork are required to do so between 3/13/18 - 3/14/18 from 10am and 4pm. 

If art is shipped to the gallery, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to the gallery. Return shipping will be paid by the Lexington Art League.

All accepted work must be ready to hang or display. Artists must provide written installation instructions for any artworks requiring special handing or installation methods. 

Artists may choose to make their work available for sale.  This is not a requirement.  All sales will be managed by the Lexington Art League for a 30% commission of the sale price. 

Submission Requirements: 

Artists may submit up to six works of art for consideration.  Each work may be considered separately, unless otherwise noted by artist that works must be shown as a complete collection.

Please keep the number of files submitted under 10 files (images at 300DPI/PPI.) Include image list with size, title, media, and date, artist statement, bio, and resume. No online cloud drive submissions will be accepted. Audio/video, files should be uploaded as seperate document with .html links in files upload section of application.

Submitted applications must be received by December 17th, 2017.  A contract will be sent upon acceptance. 

Entry Deadline: 12/17/17 11:59p.m. MST

Event Dates: 1/26/18 - 3/11/18

Deliver work by: 1/15/18

Shipping address: 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, Ky, 40505

Accepted applicants will be notified by December 21, 2017

Apply here.
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Item: Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Post-Graduate Residency Program
Date: 8 November 2017, 4:00 am
Now in its third year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s residency/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Post-Graduate Residency Program is the subject of Target Gallery’s newest exhibition. Target will feature the work of the four residents in a group exhibition, Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, December 3, 2017.
 
The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residency is a competitive program for recently graduated art students, housed in Studio 12, where four emerging artists have an opportunity to create and sell work, interact with the public, and build a network.
 
“The residency space provides artists with both studio resources and professional development opportunities in the critical period shortly after graduation,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of Target Gallery. “This culminating exhibition is both a celebration of their time here as well as a stepping stone to their professional career.”
 
The 2016 artists are: Fumi Amano, Lindsay Hall, Jay Hendrick, and Samantha Sethi. All were juried into the program by Kayn Miller, director of exhibitions at the Arlington Art Center.
 
Amano (October through December  | Virginia Commonwealth University) entered graduate school to expand her expertise with glass as a medium, but her work shifted more into the conceptual space as she began using her art as a primary means to express her emotions, given English is her second language. Her work is inspired by her strong desire for connection as well as a deep sense of loneliness. Through her performance work, she can speak to others beyond spoken language’s normal spectrum. Her performance series Worries of a 30-Year-Old Single captures the social pressure and anxiety she feels as an unmarried woman without children. Amano’s work Look at Me was featured in the Target Gallery group exhibition Please Touch in 2016.
 
Hall (July through September | Indiana University-Bloomington) creates creates colorfully titillating works that engage the notions of pleasure, beauty, and the perverse as they relate to the body, sexuality, and the intimacies and vulnerabilities of human interaction. She uses an eclectic range of materials including silicone, textiles, clay, spray paint, and glitter to combine contrasting textures, forms, and materials. She presents dualities: attraction/repulsion, hard/soft, feminine/masculine, interior/exterior, made/found. Her resulting pieces and installations fantasize these shared human experiences, often sugarcoating shame and disgust with humor and playfulness. Recent Target Gallery visitors will remember her piece Blinged Out in the Material as Medium group exhibition in 2016.
 
Hendrick (January through March | George Mason University) questions the value of value in his work. He creates paintings, then analyzes their importance, worth, and merit by exposing his work to different methods, such as digitization, duplication, and performance. His visual vocabulary is based on grids, a stable and reliable form, and color to assess the form’s value. His sundry palette draws from high and low culture, bringing together pop-music pink with cave-born ochers.  
 
Sethi (April through June | American University) explores the natural world around and humanity’s relationship with and impact on it. Her work reference a broader view of our world as a landscape both inhabited and studied by humankind, altered even as it is observed. In the exhibition, her sculpture, Cause and Effect, was constructed as a model of an “iceberg”. The blue polystyrene foam is an effective thermal insulator and commonly used as building insulation It’s also used for sculpture, but is typically coated and concealed. In Sethi’s sculpture, it remains visible as part of the content. Polystyrene foam, untreated, naturally has an icy appearance. Rather than produce a realistic reproduction, this work was imagined as an “in process” theatrical monument to the icebergs or as a form to protect them from rising temperatures.
 
About the Artists

Fumi Amano
completed her undergraduate studies in art education at the University of Education in Aichi before refining studies of her medium at Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan, and at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Amano has won several awards including best student work at Niijima Glass Art Festival in Tokyo and also at Pilchuck Glass School. Her work was selected at the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan; the Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama, Japan; and the Itami Craft Triennial in Osaka, Japan. She has shown her work in group and solo exhibitions in both the U.S. and Japan. She completed her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2017.
 
Lindsay Hall, a West Coast native, is currently based in Arlington, Virginia. She received a MFA in Painting from Indiana University in 2016, as well as a BFA in Painting and Drawing (2012) and a BA in Journalism and Media Studies (2010) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York, the New Hampshire Institute of Arts, and Kent State University in Ohio and will be featured in a summer 2017 issue of Studio Visit magazine. Lindsay Hall has co-curated group exhibitions in Indiana and New York. She received the Ilknur P. Ralston Memorial Award in Visual Arts in 2016.
 
Jay Hendrick, based in Fairfax, Virginia, has shown work in the U.S., England, and Japan and his work was featured in New American Painting. In 2015, Hendrick received his MFA from George Mason University. He completed his undergraduate degree with Abilene Christian University in Texas with degrees in applied studies and a bachelor’s of fine art. He teaches at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Virginia, and is a contributing writer for East City Art.
 
Samantha Sethi is a multi-media artist working primarily in drawing, installation, sculpture, and video. Sethi received her MFA from American University where she explored concepts of ephemerality, entropy, human impact on the environment, mapping, and our experience of time. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she lived and worked until moving to Washington DC in 2013. She is currently based out of Baltimore, MD where she is currently an Artist - In Residence at Creative Alliance.
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Item: New portraits
Date: 7 November 2017, 4:00 am
The latest version of the annual exhibition, “Recent Acquisitions”, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will displays the newest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are represented in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and new media. This installation will be on view from Nov. 17 through Nov. 4, 2018.
 
These most recent acquisitions join more than 22,000 others in the Portrait Gallery’s collection to represent the numerous individuals who have made a significant impact on the history and culture of the United States. Subjects include the lawyer Francis Scott Key who penned the lyrics for the “Star-Spangled Banner”; former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright; actress Gertrude Jeannette; university president Norman Francis; photographer Harry Callahan; fashion designer Ralph Lauren; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno.
 
The list of the objects is here. More information below and attached.
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Item: Call for Artists
Date: 5 November 2017, 1:48 pm
Deadline for submissions is January 22, 2018

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in the annual Juried Silent Art Auction Exhibit as part of the Arts Council’s annual fundraising gala, Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. The Silent Auction shines a spotlight on Howard County’s diverse and talented visual arts community at this important event.
 
All 2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists, 18 years or older, residing, working, or studying in Howard County; HCAC members; and artists who have exhibited in Howard County in the last year are eligible to submit.
 
Visual artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, jewelers, and photographers. Artists will be selected by the silent auction committee who may also invite artists who are eligible to participate. This showcase of artists in Howard County has proven to be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent in the community and is also a successful fundraiser to support art programs, exhibitions, and organizations in the county.
 
This year’s Celebration will be held at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 6-10pm. The Silent Auction exhibit will be presented in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The final bid for each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and the Arts Council. Last year’s Silent Auction resulted in $10,690 in sales, with 70 pieces sold.
 
For more information or to submit an entry, visit hocoarts.org; to have a prospectus delivered via postal mail or email, please call 410-313-ARTS (2787).
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Item: Late Fall shows at AU
Date: 4 November 2017, 1:39 pm
Late fall shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Nov. 11. Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

The first exhibit to open, RADIX: THE ETERNAL FEMININE, is curated by Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D. RADIX is a collaboration of three Washington artists: Anne Marchand, Pat Goslee and Cianne Fragione. The exhibit features the concept of the Eternal Feminine as an original, dynamic and cosmic force, in paintings and assemblages. Defying simple definition, this concept has different but analogous meanings for each artist. Each artist employs contemporary and abstract terms to express feminine energy from her own perspective. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 30 from 6-7 p.m.

The second exhibit, THE TRAWICK PRIZE, features award-winning Washington art in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art space of the museum. Established by Carol Trawick, a community activist from Montgomery County, Md., the prize rewards some of the most talented artists from the Washington area. THE TRAWICK PRIZE exhibit features new works by the “Best in Show” recipients from the last 15 years: Lauren Adams, Richard Cleaver, Larry Cook, Neil Feather, Mia Feurer, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Gary Kachadourian, Maggie Michael, Jonathan Monaghan, Jiha Moon, David Page, James Rieck, Jo Smail and Rene Trevino. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 11 from 5-6 p.m.

The museum is excited to display new acquisitions to its ROTHFELD COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART. Part of the American University Museum’s permanent collection, the Rothfeld Collection is designed to inspire dialog about political and cultural issues involving Israel, through paintings, sculptures, and mixed media work of prominent and emerging Israeli artists. The exhibit features an array of work from the collection as well as recent acquisitions by artists Melanie Daniel, Tal Shochat, Lihi Turjeman, and Alon Kedem.

The show runs concurrently with an exhibit of Arab modern and contemporary art, BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION. The Rothfeld Collection was originally gifted to the AU Museum by Donald Rothfeld in 2011, and it has been growing ever since.

Continuing at AU Museum through Dec. 17 are: BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION; WILLIAM WOODWARD: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS; and TETHERED TO THE CRADLE: KINETIC WORK BY CHRISTOPHER CARTER.
MUSEUM INFORMATION, HOURS, LOCATION: The American University Museum is a three-story public museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum has a permanent collection that highlights the donors’ holdings and AU’s Watkins Collection and Rothfeld Collection. Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art.
The Katzen Museum Store is open during museum hours plus one hour before select special events. Visitors may purchase books, catalogs, and prints related to past and current exhibitions, as well as fine crafts and other one-of-a-kind objects by predominantly local artisans.

The Katzen Arts Center, named for Washington-area benefactors Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus Katzen, brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one space. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the Katzen includes the museum, the Abramson Family Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, a dance studio, an electronics studio, artists’ studios, rehearsal space, and classrooms.

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-885-1300 or look on the Web at www.american.edu/cas/museum. Follow the museum on Facebook (facebook.com/AmericanUniversityMuseum), on Twitter (@AUMuseum_Katzen), or on Instagram (AUMuseum_Katzen).
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Item: Virginia Commission for the Arts: Application Assistance Workshops
Date: 30 October 2017, 5:00 am
Virginia Commission for the Arts Presents Statewide  
Application Assistance Workshops
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in November and December 2017. Workshop locations include: Fredericksburg, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Emory, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg.
 
VCA staff will provide an overview of grant programs, including information about the new Online Grant Application System as well as updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, and general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March and April 2018 application deadlines.
 
Workshops are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required. Attendance is not required in order to apply for Commission funding; however, workshops can be helpful for first-time applicants preparing requests for:
  • General Operating Support Grants for Arts Organizations
  •  Project Grants
  •  Local Government Challenge Grants
  •  Artists In Education and AIE Express Grants
  •  Technical Assistance Grants
  •  Touring Assistance for Presenters
  •  Applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Artist Roster
  • Artist Fellowships
 Participants are encouraged to read theOnline Guidelines for Fundingand preview the Online Application Webinar and Tutorials here: http://www.arts.virginia.gov/grants.html. Those persons requiring the services of an interpreter for the hearing impaired should contact the Commission office at least one week in advance of the workshop.
 
Virginia Commission for the Arts Application Assistance Workshops will be held in the following locations:(Note: for specific directions or details for parking for the workshop you wish to attend, please contact the host sites directly in advance of the meeting day.)
 
Area 4B  Fredericksburg
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Fredericksburg Public Library  
1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
 
Area 5   Richmond 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 10am-12noon                  
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center Parlor
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1400; www.vmfa.state.va.us
                                                                                                              
Area 4A   Arlington 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Arlington Arts Center             
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Silver & Orange Lines: Virginia Square 
(703) 248-6800;
www.arlingtonartscenter.org
 
Area 6 Newport News
Friday, December 8, 2017; 10 am to noon
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 596-817; https://pfac-va.org/
 
Area 2 Lynchburg
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Academy Center for the Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 846-8499; www.academycenter.org
 
Area 1  Emory
Wednesday, December 13, 2017; 10 am-12noon
McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College
30481 Garnand Drive, Emory, VA 24327
(276) 944-6333; www.ehc.edu/mca/
 
Area 3  Harrisonburg
Thursday, December 14, 2017; noon-2pm
The Ice House, Meeting Room 117
127 West Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-4696; Parking in the Bruce Street garage, one half block from the Ice House
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grants to arts and other not-for-profit arts organizations, educational institutions, educators, artists, and local governments. For more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit www.arts.virginia.gov or call (804) 225-3132
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Item: OPA's 27th National Juried Exhibition - Steamboat Springs, CO
$100,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
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Item: 44th Omaha Summer Arts Festival - Omaha, NE
$2,500 in cash merit awards. Deadline: Jan 15, 2018
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Item: Fantastic Fibers - Paducah, KY
$1,900 in awards. Deadline: Feb 16, 2018
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Item: Good Hart Artist Residency - Good Hart, MI
Live/work studio space in quiet setting, food, $500 stipend. Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
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Item: Expressions! - Tracy, CA
$2,100 in awards. Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
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Item: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - Apply today!
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:30 am
 
Deadline to Apply: Dec. 15, 2017
 
Chosen artists have the opportunity to be featured at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018 
The 15th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be on Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018, in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. The festival features 130 booth spaces. 

Submit 6 images (a booth shot is required) for your chance to purchase a booth and join some of our best local artists sell their work at this two day festival. 
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Item: FY18 Curatorial Grant Program
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:00 am
DEADLINE REMINDER: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017, 4:00 PM ET 
 
Applications for the FY18 Curatorial Grant Program are still being accepting. This grant provides support to qualified individual curators in the visual arts for exhibition proposals intended for presentation in CAH's 200 I Street Galleries, Lobby Gallery, which is a District-owned exhibition space located at 200 I (Eye) Street, SE Washington, DC, 20003. Visit their website to learn more and submit an application. Early submissions are highly encouraged.
Curatorial Grant Program (individuals) 
The Curatorial Grant Program aims to provide a greater opportunity for the development and public presentation of visual art exhibitions by District resident curators.  Through grant support and access to a contemporary exhibition space, CAH intends to serve the District's residents by presenting compelling exhibition concepts of resident curators. 
 
For complete guidelines on available grant programs and to submit an application, visit Current Funding Opportunities online at www.dcarts.dc.gov.
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Item: Amateur Photog of the Year
Date: 20 November 2017, 4:30 am
Deadline: November 30, 2017

The contest is organized by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine. It is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme. The competition is open to all amateur photographers. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted. The first entry to each round is free.

Details: http://bitly.com/2qpPtDH
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Item: Frankenart!
Date: 19 November 2017, 1:13 pm
Deadline: November 30, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL

A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee.

Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof
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Item: Pyramid Atlantic Opens Outdoor Pop Up Gallery in Takoma Park
Date: 17 November 2017, 4:00 am
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center – with funding from City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program —will create a pop-up art gallery in a 177sq. ft. open air site, likely a former garage, which cuts into the slope of Hilltop Road. The site is close by the defunct Sligo Creek Water Works, which pumped water to residents as far away as Kensington from 1900 to 1930. The first of two planned exhibitions on this site, Water Works, opens December 2.
Pump House Pop-Up opens its first exhibition, Water Works, on December 2 with a reception from 2 – 4 pm (Rain date: Sunday, December 3). Water Works runs through March 3. The outdoor gallery is open to the public daily and located at Hilltop Road between Maple and Geneva Avenues in Takoma Park, MD. More at pyramidatlanticartscenter.org or 301-608-9101.
 
Pump House Pop-Up is the brainchild of Pyramid Atlantic Artist Marty Ittner, a Takoma Park resident of 17 years. “This space was waiting to be a gallery,” remarks Ittner, who has walked past the structure almost daily for over a decade. “I’m an artist and I saw an opportunity. It was just sitting there doing nothing! I wanted to transform it to be something else.”
 
It took Ittner two years to get around to slipping a little note into the mailbox of her neighbor on whose property this should-be gallery sits. “He emailed me right back!” After getting permission from the site owner, and convincing Pyramid Atlantic and the City of Takoma Park of the undertaking, Ittner’s work truly began. She convinced the Department of Public Works to clear the site of large rocks, spent 8 hours clearing the ground by hand of about 4 inches of packed debris (mostly glass), and secured free mulch to level the “gallery” floor. Further, on December 2nd she and fellow Pyramid Artist Gretchen Schermerhorn open the site’s first exhibition: Water Works.
 
Water Works focuses on the gallery’s proximity to the defunct pumping station and the importance of clean, clear water to Takoma Park’s founder B.F. Gilbert. Ittner and Schermerhorn are creating a cyanotype /screenprint installation that utilizes imagery of the era sourced from Historic Takoma. For their cyanotypes (photographic prints exposed in the sun) they drew inspiration from Sligo Creek Park, using found rocks and sand. The work will be mounted to the walls of the gallery in an installation that will weather and change in the open-air.
 
In tandem with the exhibition, a self-guided walking tour encourages visitors to be present in historically significant spots. Sepia-toned prints are waiting to be discovered in the very spots where the original photos were taken in the 1900s. Highlights include spotting the circular foundation of the filtration building, and envisioning Washington Adventist’s sanitarium—an architectural gem razed in 1982—at the top of the hill near the creek.
 
Pump House Pop-Up gallery is made possible by the City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program, Giuseppe Cimmino, and Historic Takoma. A second exhibition is scheduled for May 5 – July 4, 2018. A call for entries from local talent will be issued in early December.
 
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Item: Opportunity for Prince George's County artists
Date: 14 November 2017, 5:00 am
Bring It! is the 2018 annual exhibition of artwork by Prince George’s County Artists in the Prince George’s Delegation of the Lowe House Office Building, in Annapolis. It serves as a reminder to our lawmakers about the importance of the arts, and offers daily, moral support through the power of art as they work on our behalf throughout the legislative session.

We know how good the artists in Prince George’s County are. We just want to show everyone else. Rather than asking artists to respond to a theme, Bring It! Intends to demonstrate the broad range of artwork being created in our county, and to foster an inclusive spirit among the artists exhibiting together in the exhibition. So, Bring It! Show us your best two-dimensional artwork, and let us show it to the world.

APPLY ONLINE BY DEC 8 at:

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ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Due to the nature of the exhibition space, only two-dimensional artworks that can be safely installed on hanging rods can be accepted.

HONORARIA
Each artist selected to participate will receive a $100 honorarium in appreciation of his/her contribution. Registration as a vendor with The M-NCPPC is required in order to receive payment. Honoraria are typically paid near the end of the exhibition.

EXHIBITION LOCATION
Prince George's Delegation office area
Lowe House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The full prospectus and contact information is online at  
https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit
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Item: Opportunity for nude artists (ha! ha!)
Date: 13 November 2017, 8:10 pm
Deadline: 12/17/17 

The Lexington Art League seeks submissions for its annual figure exhibition. For over 30 years the figure show continues to push the boundaries beyond the traditional ‘nude’ toward a deeper exploration of the human figure and experience. 

entry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4840" target="_blank">Brutal Beauty is a contemporary exhibition of the human figure that speaks to our innermost instincts for satisfaction, pleasure, and comfort through work that invites us to examine the qualities that we are unable to avoid, but often hide from others. This exhibition seeks to convey a rawness that is universal while revealing our desires and limitations in a boldly honest approach to the way we experience the human form.

Eligibility: 

International call. Open to all artists regardless of location, media, or experience level. 

Conditions: 

Artists are required to deliver artwork to the Lexington Art League, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY, 40505, by 5pm, January 15th, 2018. 

Artists picking up their artwork are required to do so between 3/13/18 - 3/14/18 from 10am and 4pm. 

If art is shipped to the gallery, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to the gallery. Return shipping will be paid by the Lexington Art League.

All accepted work must be ready to hang or display. Artists must provide written installation instructions for any artworks requiring special handing or installation methods. 

Artists may choose to make their work available for sale.  This is not a requirement.  All sales will be managed by the Lexington Art League for a 30% commission of the sale price. 

Submission Requirements: 

Artists may submit up to six works of art for consideration.  Each work may be considered separately, unless otherwise noted by artist that works must be shown as a complete collection.

Please keep the number of files submitted under 10 files (images at 300DPI/PPI.) Include image list with size, title, media, and date, artist statement, bio, and resume. No online cloud drive submissions will be accepted. Audio/video, files should be uploaded as seperate document with .html links in files upload section of application.

Submitted applications must be received by December 17th, 2017.  A contract will be sent upon acceptance. 

Entry Deadline: 12/17/17 11:59p.m. MST

Event Dates: 1/26/18 - 3/11/18

Deliver work by: 1/15/18

Shipping address: 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, Ky, 40505

Accepted applicants will be notified by December 21, 2017

Apply here.
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Item: Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Post-Graduate Residency Program
Date: 8 November 2017, 4:00 am
Now in its third year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s residency/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Post-Graduate Residency Program is the subject of Target Gallery’s newest exhibition. Target will feature the work of the four residents in a group exhibition, Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, December 3, 2017.
 
The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residency is a competitive program for recently graduated art students, housed in Studio 12, where four emerging artists have an opportunity to create and sell work, interact with the public, and build a network.
 
“The residency space provides artists with both studio resources and professional development opportunities in the critical period shortly after graduation,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of Target Gallery. “This culminating exhibition is both a celebration of their time here as well as a stepping stone to their professional career.”
 
The 2016 artists are: Fumi Amano, Lindsay Hall, Jay Hendrick, and Samantha Sethi. All were juried into the program by Kayn Miller, director of exhibitions at the Arlington Art Center.
 
Amano (October through December  | Virginia Commonwealth University) entered graduate school to expand her expertise with glass as a medium, but her work shifted more into the conceptual space as she began using her art as a primary means to express her emotions, given English is her second language. Her work is inspired by her strong desire for connection as well as a deep sense of loneliness. Through her performance work, she can speak to others beyond spoken language’s normal spectrum. Her performance series Worries of a 30-Year-Old Single captures the social pressure and anxiety she feels as an unmarried woman without children. Amano’s work Look at Me was featured in the Target Gallery group exhibition Please Touch in 2016.
 
Hall (July through September | Indiana University-Bloomington) creates creates colorfully titillating works that engage the notions of pleasure, beauty, and the perverse as they relate to the body, sexuality, and the intimacies and vulnerabilities of human interaction. She uses an eclectic range of materials including silicone, textiles, clay, spray paint, and glitter to combine contrasting textures, forms, and materials. She presents dualities: attraction/repulsion, hard/soft, feminine/masculine, interior/exterior, made/found. Her resulting pieces and installations fantasize these shared human experiences, often sugarcoating shame and disgust with humor and playfulness. Recent Target Gallery visitors will remember her piece Blinged Out in the Material as Medium group exhibition in 2016.
 
Hendrick (January through March | George Mason University) questions the value of value in his work. He creates paintings, then analyzes their importance, worth, and merit by exposing his work to different methods, such as digitization, duplication, and performance. His visual vocabulary is based on grids, a stable and reliable form, and color to assess the form’s value. His sundry palette draws from high and low culture, bringing together pop-music pink with cave-born ochers.  
 
Sethi (April through June | American University) explores the natural world around and humanity’s relationship with and impact on it. Her work reference a broader view of our world as a landscape both inhabited and studied by humankind, altered even as it is observed. In the exhibition, her sculpture, Cause and Effect, was constructed as a model of an “iceberg”. The blue polystyrene foam is an effective thermal insulator and commonly used as building insulation It’s also used for sculpture, but is typically coated and concealed. In Sethi’s sculpture, it remains visible as part of the content. Polystyrene foam, untreated, naturally has an icy appearance. Rather than produce a realistic reproduction, this work was imagined as an “in process” theatrical monument to the icebergs or as a form to protect them from rising temperatures.
 
About the Artists

Fumi Amano
completed her undergraduate studies in art education at the University of Education in Aichi before refining studies of her medium at Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan, and at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Amano has won several awards including best student work at Niijima Glass Art Festival in Tokyo and also at Pilchuck Glass School. Her work was selected at the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan; the Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama, Japan; and the Itami Craft Triennial in Osaka, Japan. She has shown her work in group and solo exhibitions in both the U.S. and Japan. She completed her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2017.
 
Lindsay Hall, a West Coast native, is currently based in Arlington, Virginia. She received a MFA in Painting from Indiana University in 2016, as well as a BFA in Painting and Drawing (2012) and a BA in Journalism and Media Studies (2010) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York, the New Hampshire Institute of Arts, and Kent State University in Ohio and will be featured in a summer 2017 issue of Studio Visit magazine. Lindsay Hall has co-curated group exhibitions in Indiana and New York. She received the Ilknur P. Ralston Memorial Award in Visual Arts in 2016.
 
Jay Hendrick, based in Fairfax, Virginia, has shown work in the U.S., England, and Japan and his work was featured in New American Painting. In 2015, Hendrick received his MFA from George Mason University. He completed his undergraduate degree with Abilene Christian University in Texas with degrees in applied studies and a bachelor’s of fine art. He teaches at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Virginia, and is a contributing writer for East City Art.
 
Samantha Sethi is a multi-media artist working primarily in drawing, installation, sculpture, and video. Sethi received her MFA from American University where she explored concepts of ephemerality, entropy, human impact on the environment, mapping, and our experience of time. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she lived and worked until moving to Washington DC in 2013. She is currently based out of Baltimore, MD where she is currently an Artist - In Residence at Creative Alliance.
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Item: New portraits
Date: 7 November 2017, 4:00 am
The latest version of the annual exhibition, “Recent Acquisitions”, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will displays the newest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are represented in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and new media. This installation will be on view from Nov. 17 through Nov. 4, 2018.
 
These most recent acquisitions join more than 22,000 others in the Portrait Gallery’s collection to represent the numerous individuals who have made a significant impact on the history and culture of the United States. Subjects include the lawyer Francis Scott Key who penned the lyrics for the “Star-Spangled Banner”; former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright; actress Gertrude Jeannette; university president Norman Francis; photographer Harry Callahan; fashion designer Ralph Lauren; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno.
 
The list of the objects is here. More information below and attached.
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Item: Call for Artists
Date: 5 November 2017, 1:48 pm
Deadline for submissions is January 22, 2018

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in the annual Juried Silent Art Auction Exhibit as part of the Arts Council’s annual fundraising gala, Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. The Silent Auction shines a spotlight on Howard County’s diverse and talented visual arts community at this important event.
 
All 2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists, 18 years or older, residing, working, or studying in Howard County; HCAC members; and artists who have exhibited in Howard County in the last year are eligible to submit.
 
Visual artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, jewelers, and photographers. Artists will be selected by the silent auction committee who may also invite artists who are eligible to participate. This showcase of artists in Howard County has proven to be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent in the community and is also a successful fundraiser to support art programs, exhibitions, and organizations in the county.
 
This year’s Celebration will be held at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 6-10pm. The Silent Auction exhibit will be presented in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The final bid for each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and the Arts Council. Last year’s Silent Auction resulted in $10,690 in sales, with 70 pieces sold.
 
For more information or to submit an entry, visit hocoarts.org; to have a prospectus delivered via postal mail or email, please call 410-313-ARTS (2787).
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Item: Late Fall shows at AU
Date: 4 November 2017, 1:39 pm
Late fall shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Nov. 11. Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

The first exhibit to open, RADIX: THE ETERNAL FEMININE, is curated by Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D. RADIX is a collaboration of three Washington artists: Anne Marchand, Pat Goslee and Cianne Fragione. The exhibit features the concept of the Eternal Feminine as an original, dynamic and cosmic force, in paintings and assemblages. Defying simple definition, this concept has different but analogous meanings for each artist. Each artist employs contemporary and abstract terms to express feminine energy from her own perspective. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 30 from 6-7 p.m.

The second exhibit, THE TRAWICK PRIZE, features award-winning Washington art in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art space of the museum. Established by Carol Trawick, a community activist from Montgomery County, Md., the prize rewards some of the most talented artists from the Washington area. THE TRAWICK PRIZE exhibit features new works by the “Best in Show” recipients from the last 15 years: Lauren Adams, Richard Cleaver, Larry Cook, Neil Feather, Mia Feurer, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Gary Kachadourian, Maggie Michael, Jonathan Monaghan, Jiha Moon, David Page, James Rieck, Jo Smail and Rene Trevino. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 11 from 5-6 p.m.

The museum is excited to display new acquisitions to its ROTHFELD COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART. Part of the American University Museum’s permanent collection, the Rothfeld Collection is designed to inspire dialog about political and cultural issues involving Israel, through paintings, sculptures, and mixed media work of prominent and emerging Israeli artists. The exhibit features an array of work from the collection as well as recent acquisitions by artists Melanie Daniel, Tal Shochat, Lihi Turjeman, and Alon Kedem.

The show runs concurrently with an exhibit of Arab modern and contemporary art, BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION. The Rothfeld Collection was originally gifted to the AU Museum by Donald Rothfeld in 2011, and it has been growing ever since.

Continuing at AU Museum through Dec. 17 are: BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION; WILLIAM WOODWARD: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS; and TETHERED TO THE CRADLE: KINETIC WORK BY CHRISTOPHER CARTER.
MUSEUM INFORMATION, HOURS, LOCATION: The American University Museum is a three-story public museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum has a permanent collection that highlights the donors’ holdings and AU’s Watkins Collection and Rothfeld Collection. Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art.
The Katzen Museum Store is open during museum hours plus one hour before select special events. Visitors may purchase books, catalogs, and prints related to past and current exhibitions, as well as fine crafts and other one-of-a-kind objects by predominantly local artisans.

The Katzen Arts Center, named for Washington-area benefactors Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus Katzen, brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one space. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the Katzen includes the museum, the Abramson Family Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, a dance studio, an electronics studio, artists’ studios, rehearsal space, and classrooms.

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-885-1300 or look on the Web at www.american.edu/cas/museum. Follow the museum on Facebook (facebook.com/AmericanUniversityMuseum), on Twitter (@AUMuseum_Katzen), or on Instagram (AUMuseum_Katzen).
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Item: Virginia Commission for the Arts: Application Assistance Workshops
Date: 30 October 2017, 5:00 am
Virginia Commission for the Arts Presents Statewide  
Application Assistance Workshops
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in November and December 2017. Workshop locations include: Fredericksburg, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Emory, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg.
 
VCA staff will provide an overview of grant programs, including information about the new Online Grant Application System as well as updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, and general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March and April 2018 application deadlines.
 
Workshops are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required. Attendance is not required in order to apply for Commission funding; however, workshops can be helpful for first-time applicants preparing requests for:
  • General Operating Support Grants for Arts Organizations
  •  Project Grants
  •  Local Government Challenge Grants
  •  Artists In Education and AIE Express Grants
  •  Technical Assistance Grants
  •  Touring Assistance for Presenters
  •  Applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Artist Roster
  • Artist Fellowships
 Participants are encouraged to read theOnline Guidelines for Fundingand preview the Online Application Webinar and Tutorials here: http://www.arts.virginia.gov/grants.html. Those persons requiring the services of an interpreter for the hearing impaired should contact the Commission office at least one week in advance of the workshop.
 
Virginia Commission for the Arts Application Assistance Workshops will be held in the following locations:(Note: for specific directions or details for parking for the workshop you wish to attend, please contact the host sites directly in advance of the meeting day.)
 
Area 4B  Fredericksburg
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Fredericksburg Public Library  
1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
 
Area 5   Richmond 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 10am-12noon                  
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center Parlor
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1400; www.vmfa.state.va.us
                                                                                                              
Area 4A   Arlington 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Arlington Arts Center             
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Silver & Orange Lines: Virginia Square 
(703) 248-6800;
www.arlingtonartscenter.org
 
Area 6 Newport News
Friday, December 8, 2017; 10 am to noon
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 596-817; https://pfac-va.org/
 
Area 2 Lynchburg
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Academy Center for the Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 846-8499; www.academycenter.org
 
Area 1  Emory
Wednesday, December 13, 2017; 10 am-12noon
McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College
30481 Garnand Drive, Emory, VA 24327
(276) 944-6333; www.ehc.edu/mca/
 
Area 3  Harrisonburg
Thursday, December 14, 2017; noon-2pm
The Ice House, Meeting Room 117
127 West Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-4696; Parking in the Bruce Street garage, one half block from the Ice House
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grants to arts and other not-for-profit arts organizations, educational institutions, educators, artists, and local governments. For more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit www.arts.virginia.gov or call (804) 225-3132
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Item: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - Apply today!
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:30 am
 
Deadline to Apply: Dec. 15, 2017
 
Chosen artists have the opportunity to be featured at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018 
The 15th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be on Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018, in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. The festival features 130 booth spaces. 

Submit 6 images (a booth shot is required) for your chance to purchase a booth and join some of our best local artists sell their work at this two day festival. 
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Item: FY18 Curatorial Grant Program
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:00 am
DEADLINE REMINDER: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017, 4:00 PM ET 
 
Applications for the FY18 Curatorial Grant Program are still being accepting. This grant provides support to qualified individual curators in the visual arts for exhibition proposals intended for presentation in CAH's 200 I Street Galleries, Lobby Gallery, which is a District-owned exhibition space located at 200 I (Eye) Street, SE Washington, DC, 20003. Visit their website to learn more and submit an application. Early submissions are highly encouraged.
Curatorial Grant Program (individuals) 
The Curatorial Grant Program aims to provide a greater opportunity for the development and public presentation of visual art exhibitions by District resident curators.  Through grant support and access to a contemporary exhibition space, CAH intends to serve the District's residents by presenting compelling exhibition concepts of resident curators. 
 
For complete guidelines on available grant programs and to submit an application, visit Current Funding Opportunities online at www.dcarts.dc.gov.
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Item: Amateur Photog of the Year
Date: 20 November 2017, 4:30 am
Deadline: November 30, 2017

The contest is organized by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine. It is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme. The competition is open to all amateur photographers. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted. The first entry to each round is free.

Details: http://bitly.com/2qpPtDH
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Item: Frankenart!
Date: 19 November 2017, 1:13 pm
Deadline: November 30, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL

A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee.

Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof
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Item: Pyramid Atlantic Opens Outdoor Pop Up Gallery in Takoma Park
Date: 17 November 2017, 4:00 am
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center – with funding from City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program —will create a pop-up art gallery in a 177sq. ft. open air site, likely a former garage, which cuts into the slope of Hilltop Road. The site is close by the defunct Sligo Creek Water Works, which pumped water to residents as far away as Kensington from 1900 to 1930. The first of two planned exhibitions on this site, Water Works, opens December 2.
Pump House Pop-Up opens its first exhibition, Water Works, on December 2 with a reception from 2 – 4 pm (Rain date: Sunday, December 3). Water Works runs through March 3. The outdoor gallery is open to the public daily and located at Hilltop Road between Maple and Geneva Avenues in Takoma Park, MD. More at pyramidatlanticartscenter.org or 301-608-9101.
 
Pump House Pop-Up is the brainchild of Pyramid Atlantic Artist Marty Ittner, a Takoma Park resident of 17 years. “This space was waiting to be a gallery,” remarks Ittner, who has walked past the structure almost daily for over a decade. “I’m an artist and I saw an opportunity. It was just sitting there doing nothing! I wanted to transform it to be something else.”
 
It took Ittner two years to get around to slipping a little note into the mailbox of her neighbor on whose property this should-be gallery sits. “He emailed me right back!” After getting permission from the site owner, and convincing Pyramid Atlantic and the City of Takoma Park of the undertaking, Ittner’s work truly began. She convinced the Department of Public Works to clear the site of large rocks, spent 8 hours clearing the ground by hand of about 4 inches of packed debris (mostly glass), and secured free mulch to level the “gallery” floor. Further, on December 2nd she and fellow Pyramid Artist Gretchen Schermerhorn open the site’s first exhibition: Water Works.
 
Water Works focuses on the gallery’s proximity to the defunct pumping station and the importance of clean, clear water to Takoma Park’s founder B.F. Gilbert. Ittner and Schermerhorn are creating a cyanotype /screenprint installation that utilizes imagery of the era sourced from Historic Takoma. For their cyanotypes (photographic prints exposed in the sun) they drew inspiration from Sligo Creek Park, using found rocks and sand. The work will be mounted to the walls of the gallery in an installation that will weather and change in the open-air.
 
In tandem with the exhibition, a self-guided walking tour encourages visitors to be present in historically significant spots. Sepia-toned prints are waiting to be discovered in the very spots where the original photos were taken in the 1900s. Highlights include spotting the circular foundation of the filtration building, and envisioning Washington Adventist’s sanitarium—an architectural gem razed in 1982—at the top of the hill near the creek.
 
Pump House Pop-Up gallery is made possible by the City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program, Giuseppe Cimmino, and Historic Takoma. A second exhibition is scheduled for May 5 – July 4, 2018. A call for entries from local talent will be issued in early December.
 
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Item: Opportunity for Prince George's County artists
Date: 14 November 2017, 5:00 am
Bring It! is the 2018 annual exhibition of artwork by Prince George’s County Artists in the Prince George’s Delegation of the Lowe House Office Building, in Annapolis. It serves as a reminder to our lawmakers about the importance of the arts, and offers daily, moral support through the power of art as they work on our behalf throughout the legislative session.

We know how good the artists in Prince George’s County are. We just want to show everyone else. Rather than asking artists to respond to a theme, Bring It! Intends to demonstrate the broad range of artwork being created in our county, and to foster an inclusive spirit among the artists exhibiting together in the exhibition. So, Bring It! Show us your best two-dimensional artwork, and let us show it to the world.

APPLY ONLINE BY DEC 8 at:

submittable.com/submit" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit Ctrl+Click or tap to follow the link">https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit

ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Due to the nature of the exhibition space, only two-dimensional artworks that can be safely installed on hanging rods can be accepted.

HONORARIA
Each artist selected to participate will receive a $100 honorarium in appreciation of his/her contribution. Registration as a vendor with The M-NCPPC is required in order to receive payment. Honoraria are typically paid near the end of the exhibition.

EXHIBITION LOCATION
Prince George's Delegation office area
Lowe House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The full prospectus and contact information is online at  
https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit
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Item: Opportunity for nude artists (ha! ha!)
Date: 13 November 2017, 8:10 pm
Deadline: 12/17/17 

The Lexington Art League seeks submissions for its annual figure exhibition. For over 30 years the figure show continues to push the boundaries beyond the traditional ‘nude’ toward a deeper exploration of the human figure and experience. 

entry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4840" target="_blank">Brutal Beauty is a contemporary exhibition of the human figure that speaks to our innermost instincts for satisfaction, pleasure, and comfort through work that invites us to examine the qualities that we are unable to avoid, but often hide from others. This exhibition seeks to convey a rawness that is universal while revealing our desires and limitations in a boldly honest approach to the way we experience the human form.

Eligibility: 

International call. Open to all artists regardless of location, media, or experience level. 

Conditions: 

Artists are required to deliver artwork to the Lexington Art League, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY, 40505, by 5pm, January 15th, 2018. 

Artists picking up their artwork are required to do so between 3/13/18 - 3/14/18 from 10am and 4pm. 

If art is shipped to the gallery, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to the gallery. Return shipping will be paid by the Lexington Art League.

All accepted work must be ready to hang or display. Artists must provide written installation instructions for any artworks requiring special handing or installation methods. 

Artists may choose to make their work available for sale.  This is not a requirement.  All sales will be managed by the Lexington Art League for a 30% commission of the sale price. 

Submission Requirements: 

Artists may submit up to six works of art for consideration.  Each work may be considered separately, unless otherwise noted by artist that works must be shown as a complete collection.

Please keep the number of files submitted under 10 files (images at 300DPI/PPI.) Include image list with size, title, media, and date, artist statement, bio, and resume. No online cloud drive submissions will be accepted. Audio/video, files should be uploaded as seperate document with .html links in files upload section of application.

Submitted applications must be received by December 17th, 2017.  A contract will be sent upon acceptance. 

Entry Deadline: 12/17/17 11:59p.m. MST

Event Dates: 1/26/18 - 3/11/18

Deliver work by: 1/15/18

Shipping address: 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, Ky, 40505

Accepted applicants will be notified by December 21, 2017

Apply here.
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Item: Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Post-Graduate Residency Program
Date: 8 November 2017, 4:00 am
Now in its third year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s residency/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Post-Graduate Residency Program is the subject of Target Gallery’s newest exhibition. Target will feature the work of the four residents in a group exhibition, Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, December 3, 2017.
 
The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residency is a competitive program for recently graduated art students, housed in Studio 12, where four emerging artists have an opportunity to create and sell work, interact with the public, and build a network.
 
“The residency space provides artists with both studio resources and professional development opportunities in the critical period shortly after graduation,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of Target Gallery. “This culminating exhibition is both a celebration of their time here as well as a stepping stone to their professional career.”
 
The 2016 artists are: Fumi Amano, Lindsay Hall, Jay Hendrick, and Samantha Sethi. All were juried into the program by Kayn Miller, director of exhibitions at the Arlington Art Center.
 
Amano (October through December  | Virginia Commonwealth University) entered graduate school to expand her expertise with glass as a medium, but her work shifted more into the conceptual space as she began using her art as a primary means to express her emotions, given English is her second language. Her work is inspired by her strong desire for connection as well as a deep sense of loneliness. Through her performance work, she can speak to others beyond spoken language’s normal spectrum. Her performance series Worries of a 30-Year-Old Single captures the social pressure and anxiety she feels as an unmarried woman without children. Amano’s work Look at Me was featured in the Target Gallery group exhibition Please Touch in 2016.
 
Hall (July through September | Indiana University-Bloomington) creates creates colorfully titillating works that engage the notions of pleasure, beauty, and the perverse as they relate to the body, sexuality, and the intimacies and vulnerabilities of human interaction. She uses an eclectic range of materials including silicone, textiles, clay, spray paint, and glitter to combine contrasting textures, forms, and materials. She presents dualities: attraction/repulsion, hard/soft, feminine/masculine, interior/exterior, made/found. Her resulting pieces and installations fantasize these shared human experiences, often sugarcoating shame and disgust with humor and playfulness. Recent Target Gallery visitors will remember her piece Blinged Out in the Material as Medium group exhibition in 2016.
 
Hendrick (January through March | George Mason University) questions the value of value in his work. He creates paintings, then analyzes their importance, worth, and merit by exposing his work to different methods, such as digitization, duplication, and performance. His visual vocabulary is based on grids, a stable and reliable form, and color to assess the form’s value. His sundry palette draws from high and low culture, bringing together pop-music pink with cave-born ochers.  
 
Sethi (April through June | American University) explores the natural world around and humanity’s relationship with and impact on it. Her work reference a broader view of our world as a landscape both inhabited and studied by humankind, altered even as it is observed. In the exhibition, her sculpture, Cause and Effect, was constructed as a model of an “iceberg”. The blue polystyrene foam is an effective thermal insulator and commonly used as building insulation It’s also used for sculpture, but is typically coated and concealed. In Sethi’s sculpture, it remains visible as part of the content. Polystyrene foam, untreated, naturally has an icy appearance. Rather than produce a realistic reproduction, this work was imagined as an “in process” theatrical monument to the icebergs or as a form to protect them from rising temperatures.
 
About the Artists

Fumi Amano
completed her undergraduate studies in art education at the University of Education in Aichi before refining studies of her medium at Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan, and at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Amano has won several awards including best student work at Niijima Glass Art Festival in Tokyo and also at Pilchuck Glass School. Her work was selected at the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan; the Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama, Japan; and the Itami Craft Triennial in Osaka, Japan. She has shown her work in group and solo exhibitions in both the U.S. and Japan. She completed her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2017.
 
Lindsay Hall, a West Coast native, is currently based in Arlington, Virginia. She received a MFA in Painting from Indiana University in 2016, as well as a BFA in Painting and Drawing (2012) and a BA in Journalism and Media Studies (2010) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York, the New Hampshire Institute of Arts, and Kent State University in Ohio and will be featured in a summer 2017 issue of Studio Visit magazine. Lindsay Hall has co-curated group exhibitions in Indiana and New York. She received the Ilknur P. Ralston Memorial Award in Visual Arts in 2016.
 
Jay Hendrick, based in Fairfax, Virginia, has shown work in the U.S., England, and Japan and his work was featured in New American Painting. In 2015, Hendrick received his MFA from George Mason University. He completed his undergraduate degree with Abilene Christian University in Texas with degrees in applied studies and a bachelor’s of fine art. He teaches at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Virginia, and is a contributing writer for East City Art.
 
Samantha Sethi is a multi-media artist working primarily in drawing, installation, sculpture, and video. Sethi received her MFA from American University where she explored concepts of ephemerality, entropy, human impact on the environment, mapping, and our experience of time. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she lived and worked until moving to Washington DC in 2013. She is currently based out of Baltimore, MD where she is currently an Artist - In Residence at Creative Alliance.
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Item: New portraits
Date: 7 November 2017, 4:00 am
The latest version of the annual exhibition, “Recent Acquisitions”, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will displays the newest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are represented in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and new media. This installation will be on view from Nov. 17 through Nov. 4, 2018.
 
These most recent acquisitions join more than 22,000 others in the Portrait Gallery’s collection to represent the numerous individuals who have made a significant impact on the history and culture of the United States. Subjects include the lawyer Francis Scott Key who penned the lyrics for the “Star-Spangled Banner”; former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright; actress Gertrude Jeannette; university president Norman Francis; photographer Harry Callahan; fashion designer Ralph Lauren; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno.
 
The list of the objects is here. More information below and attached.
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Item: Call for Artists
Date: 5 November 2017, 1:48 pm
Deadline for submissions is January 22, 2018

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in the annual Juried Silent Art Auction Exhibit as part of the Arts Council’s annual fundraising gala, Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. The Silent Auction shines a spotlight on Howard County’s diverse and talented visual arts community at this important event.
 
All 2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists, 18 years or older, residing, working, or studying in Howard County; HCAC members; and artists who have exhibited in Howard County in the last year are eligible to submit.
 
Visual artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, jewelers, and photographers. Artists will be selected by the silent auction committee who may also invite artists who are eligible to participate. This showcase of artists in Howard County has proven to be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent in the community and is also a successful fundraiser to support art programs, exhibitions, and organizations in the county.
 
This year’s Celebration will be held at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 6-10pm. The Silent Auction exhibit will be presented in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The final bid for each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and the Arts Council. Last year’s Silent Auction resulted in $10,690 in sales, with 70 pieces sold.
 
For more information or to submit an entry, visit hocoarts.org; to have a prospectus delivered via postal mail or email, please call 410-313-ARTS (2787).
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Item: Late Fall shows at AU
Date: 4 November 2017, 1:39 pm
Late fall shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Nov. 11. Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

The first exhibit to open, RADIX: THE ETERNAL FEMININE, is curated by Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D. RADIX is a collaboration of three Washington artists: Anne Marchand, Pat Goslee and Cianne Fragione. The exhibit features the concept of the Eternal Feminine as an original, dynamic and cosmic force, in paintings and assemblages. Defying simple definition, this concept has different but analogous meanings for each artist. Each artist employs contemporary and abstract terms to express feminine energy from her own perspective. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 30 from 6-7 p.m.

The second exhibit, THE TRAWICK PRIZE, features award-winning Washington art in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art space of the museum. Established by Carol Trawick, a community activist from Montgomery County, Md., the prize rewards some of the most talented artists from the Washington area. THE TRAWICK PRIZE exhibit features new works by the “Best in Show” recipients from the last 15 years: Lauren Adams, Richard Cleaver, Larry Cook, Neil Feather, Mia Feurer, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Gary Kachadourian, Maggie Michael, Jonathan Monaghan, Jiha Moon, David Page, James Rieck, Jo Smail and Rene Trevino. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 11 from 5-6 p.m.

The museum is excited to display new acquisitions to its ROTHFELD COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART. Part of the American University Museum’s permanent collection, the Rothfeld Collection is designed to inspire dialog about political and cultural issues involving Israel, through paintings, sculptures, and mixed media work of prominent and emerging Israeli artists. The exhibit features an array of work from the collection as well as recent acquisitions by artists Melanie Daniel, Tal Shochat, Lihi Turjeman, and Alon Kedem.

The show runs concurrently with an exhibit of Arab modern and contemporary art, BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION. The Rothfeld Collection was originally gifted to the AU Museum by Donald Rothfeld in 2011, and it has been growing ever since.

Continuing at AU Museum through Dec. 17 are: BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION; WILLIAM WOODWARD: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS; and TETHERED TO THE CRADLE: KINETIC WORK BY CHRISTOPHER CARTER.
MUSEUM INFORMATION, HOURS, LOCATION: The American University Museum is a three-story public museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum has a permanent collection that highlights the donors’ holdings and AU’s Watkins Collection and Rothfeld Collection. Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art.
The Katzen Museum Store is open during museum hours plus one hour before select special events. Visitors may purchase books, catalogs, and prints related to past and current exhibitions, as well as fine crafts and other one-of-a-kind objects by predominantly local artisans.

The Katzen Arts Center, named for Washington-area benefactors Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus Katzen, brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one space. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the Katzen includes the museum, the Abramson Family Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, a dance studio, an electronics studio, artists’ studios, rehearsal space, and classrooms.

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-885-1300 or look on the Web at www.american.edu/cas/museum. Follow the museum on Facebook (facebook.com/AmericanUniversityMuseum), on Twitter (@AUMuseum_Katzen), or on Instagram (AUMuseum_Katzen).
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Item: Virginia Commission for the Arts: Application Assistance Workshops
Date: 30 October 2017, 5:00 am
Virginia Commission for the Arts Presents Statewide  
Application Assistance Workshops
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in November and December 2017. Workshop locations include: Fredericksburg, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Emory, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg.
 
VCA staff will provide an overview of grant programs, including information about the new Online Grant Application System as well as updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, and general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March and April 2018 application deadlines.
 
Workshops are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required. Attendance is not required in order to apply for Commission funding; however, workshops can be helpful for first-time applicants preparing requests for:
  • General Operating Support Grants for Arts Organizations
  •  Project Grants
  •  Local Government Challenge Grants
  •  Artists In Education and AIE Express Grants
  •  Technical Assistance Grants
  •  Touring Assistance for Presenters
  •  Applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Artist Roster
  • Artist Fellowships
 Participants are encouraged to read theOnline Guidelines for Fundingand preview the Online Application Webinar and Tutorials here: http://www.arts.virginia.gov/grants.html. Those persons requiring the services of an interpreter for the hearing impaired should contact the Commission office at least one week in advance of the workshop.
 
Virginia Commission for the Arts Application Assistance Workshops will be held in the following locations:(Note: for specific directions or details for parking for the workshop you wish to attend, please contact the host sites directly in advance of the meeting day.)
 
Area 4B  Fredericksburg
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Fredericksburg Public Library  
1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
 
Area 5   Richmond 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 10am-12noon                  
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center Parlor
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1400; www.vmfa.state.va.us
                                                                                                              
Area 4A   Arlington 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Arlington Arts Center             
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Silver & Orange Lines: Virginia Square 
(703) 248-6800;
www.arlingtonartscenter.org
 
Area 6 Newport News
Friday, December 8, 2017; 10 am to noon
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 596-817; https://pfac-va.org/
 
Area 2 Lynchburg
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Academy Center for the Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 846-8499; www.academycenter.org
 
Area 1  Emory
Wednesday, December 13, 2017; 10 am-12noon
McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College
30481 Garnand Drive, Emory, VA 24327
(276) 944-6333; www.ehc.edu/mca/
 
Area 3  Harrisonburg
Thursday, December 14, 2017; noon-2pm
The Ice House, Meeting Room 117
127 West Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-4696; Parking in the Bruce Street garage, one half block from the Ice House
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grants to arts and other not-for-profit arts organizations, educational institutions, educators, artists, and local governments. For more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit www.arts.virginia.gov or call (804) 225-3132
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Item: OPA's 27th National Juried Exhibition - Steamboat Springs, CO
$100,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
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Item: 44th Omaha Summer Arts Festival - Omaha, NE
$2,500 in cash merit awards. Deadline: Jan 15, 2018
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Item: Fantastic Fibers - Paducah, KY
$1,900 in awards. Deadline: Feb 16, 2018
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Item: Good Hart Artist Residency - Good Hart, MI
Live/work studio space in quiet setting, food, $500 stipend. Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
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Item: Expressions! - Tracy, CA
$2,100 in awards. Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
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Item: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - Apply today!
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:30 am
 
Deadline to Apply: Dec. 15, 2017
 
Chosen artists have the opportunity to be featured at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018 
The 15th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be on Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018, in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. The festival features 130 booth spaces. 

Submit 6 images (a booth shot is required) for your chance to purchase a booth and join some of our best local artists sell their work at this two day festival. 
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Item: FY18 Curatorial Grant Program
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:00 am
DEADLINE REMINDER: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017, 4:00 PM ET 
 
Applications for the FY18 Curatorial Grant Program are still being accepting. This grant provides support to qualified individual curators in the visual arts for exhibition proposals intended for presentation in CAH's 200 I Street Galleries, Lobby Gallery, which is a District-owned exhibition space located at 200 I (Eye) Street, SE Washington, DC, 20003. Visit their website to learn more and submit an application. Early submissions are highly encouraged.
Curatorial Grant Program (individuals) 
The Curatorial Grant Program aims to provide a greater opportunity for the development and public presentation of visual art exhibitions by District resident curators.  Through grant support and access to a contemporary exhibition space, CAH intends to serve the District's residents by presenting compelling exhibition concepts of resident curators. 
 
For complete guidelines on available grant programs and to submit an application, visit Current Funding Opportunities online at www.dcarts.dc.gov.
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Item: Amateur Photog of the Year
Date: 20 November 2017, 4:30 am
Deadline: November 30, 2017

The contest is organized by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine. It is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme. The competition is open to all amateur photographers. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted. The first entry to each round is free.

Details: http://bitly.com/2qpPtDH
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Item: Frankenart!
Date: 19 November 2017, 1:13 pm
Deadline: November 30, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL

A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee.

Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof
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Item: Pyramid Atlantic Opens Outdoor Pop Up Gallery in Takoma Park
Date: 17 November 2017, 4:00 am
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center – with funding from City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program —will create a pop-up art gallery in a 177sq. ft. open air site, likely a former garage, which cuts into the slope of Hilltop Road. The site is close by the defunct Sligo Creek Water Works, which pumped water to residents as far away as Kensington from 1900 to 1930. The first of two planned exhibitions on this site, Water Works, opens December 2.
Pump House Pop-Up opens its first exhibition, Water Works, on December 2 with a reception from 2 – 4 pm (Rain date: Sunday, December 3). Water Works runs through March 3. The outdoor gallery is open to the public daily and located at Hilltop Road between Maple and Geneva Avenues in Takoma Park, MD. More at pyramidatlanticartscenter.org or 301-608-9101.
 
Pump House Pop-Up is the brainchild of Pyramid Atlantic Artist Marty Ittner, a Takoma Park resident of 17 years. “This space was waiting to be a gallery,” remarks Ittner, who has walked past the structure almost daily for over a decade. “I’m an artist and I saw an opportunity. It was just sitting there doing nothing! I wanted to transform it to be something else.”
 
It took Ittner two years to get around to slipping a little note into the mailbox of her neighbor on whose property this should-be gallery sits. “He emailed me right back!” After getting permission from the site owner, and convincing Pyramid Atlantic and the City of Takoma Park of the undertaking, Ittner’s work truly began. She convinced the Department of Public Works to clear the site of large rocks, spent 8 hours clearing the ground by hand of about 4 inches of packed debris (mostly glass), and secured free mulch to level the “gallery” floor. Further, on December 2nd she and fellow Pyramid Artist Gretchen Schermerhorn open the site’s first exhibition: Water Works.
 
Water Works focuses on the gallery’s proximity to the defunct pumping station and the importance of clean, clear water to Takoma Park’s founder B.F. Gilbert. Ittner and Schermerhorn are creating a cyanotype /screenprint installation that utilizes imagery of the era sourced from Historic Takoma. For their cyanotypes (photographic prints exposed in the sun) they drew inspiration from Sligo Creek Park, using found rocks and sand. The work will be mounted to the walls of the gallery in an installation that will weather and change in the open-air.
 
In tandem with the exhibition, a self-guided walking tour encourages visitors to be present in historically significant spots. Sepia-toned prints are waiting to be discovered in the very spots where the original photos were taken in the 1900s. Highlights include spotting the circular foundation of the filtration building, and envisioning Washington Adventist’s sanitarium—an architectural gem razed in 1982—at the top of the hill near the creek.
 
Pump House Pop-Up gallery is made possible by the City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program, Giuseppe Cimmino, and Historic Takoma. A second exhibition is scheduled for May 5 – July 4, 2018. A call for entries from local talent will be issued in early December.
 
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Item: Opportunity for Prince George's County artists
Date: 14 November 2017, 5:00 am
Bring It! is the 2018 annual exhibition of artwork by Prince George’s County Artists in the Prince George’s Delegation of the Lowe House Office Building, in Annapolis. It serves as a reminder to our lawmakers about the importance of the arts, and offers daily, moral support through the power of art as they work on our behalf throughout the legislative session.

We know how good the artists in Prince George’s County are. We just want to show everyone else. Rather than asking artists to respond to a theme, Bring It! Intends to demonstrate the broad range of artwork being created in our county, and to foster an inclusive spirit among the artists exhibiting together in the exhibition. So, Bring It! Show us your best two-dimensional artwork, and let us show it to the world.

APPLY ONLINE BY DEC 8 at:

submittable.com/submit" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit Ctrl+Click or tap to follow the link">https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit

ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Due to the nature of the exhibition space, only two-dimensional artworks that can be safely installed on hanging rods can be accepted.

HONORARIA
Each artist selected to participate will receive a $100 honorarium in appreciation of his/her contribution. Registration as a vendor with The M-NCPPC is required in order to receive payment. Honoraria are typically paid near the end of the exhibition.

EXHIBITION LOCATION
Prince George's Delegation office area
Lowe House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The full prospectus and contact information is online at  
https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit
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Item: Opportunity for nude artists (ha! ha!)
Date: 13 November 2017, 8:10 pm
Deadline: 12/17/17 

The Lexington Art League seeks submissions for its annual figure exhibition. For over 30 years the figure show continues to push the boundaries beyond the traditional ‘nude’ toward a deeper exploration of the human figure and experience. 

entry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4840" target="_blank">Brutal Beauty is a contemporary exhibition of the human figure that speaks to our innermost instincts for satisfaction, pleasure, and comfort through work that invites us to examine the qualities that we are unable to avoid, but often hide from others. This exhibition seeks to convey a rawness that is universal while revealing our desires and limitations in a boldly honest approach to the way we experience the human form.

Eligibility: 

International call. Open to all artists regardless of location, media, or experience level. 

Conditions: 

Artists are required to deliver artwork to the Lexington Art League, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY, 40505, by 5pm, January 15th, 2018. 

Artists picking up their artwork are required to do so between 3/13/18 - 3/14/18 from 10am and 4pm. 

If art is shipped to the gallery, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to the gallery. Return shipping will be paid by the Lexington Art League.

All accepted work must be ready to hang or display. Artists must provide written installation instructions for any artworks requiring special handing or installation methods. 

Artists may choose to make their work available for sale.  This is not a requirement.  All sales will be managed by the Lexington Art League for a 30% commission of the sale price. 

Submission Requirements: 

Artists may submit up to six works of art for consideration.  Each work may be considered separately, unless otherwise noted by artist that works must be shown as a complete collection.

Please keep the number of files submitted under 10 files (images at 300DPI/PPI.) Include image list with size, title, media, and date, artist statement, bio, and resume. No online cloud drive submissions will be accepted. Audio/video, files should be uploaded as seperate document with .html links in files upload section of application.

Submitted applications must be received by December 17th, 2017.  A contract will be sent upon acceptance. 

Entry Deadline: 12/17/17 11:59p.m. MST

Event Dates: 1/26/18 - 3/11/18

Deliver work by: 1/15/18

Shipping address: 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, Ky, 40505

Accepted applicants will be notified by December 21, 2017

Apply here.
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Item: Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Post-Graduate Residency Program
Date: 8 November 2017, 4:00 am
Now in its third year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s residency/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Post-Graduate Residency Program is the subject of Target Gallery’s newest exhibition. Target will feature the work of the four residents in a group exhibition, Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, December 3, 2017.
 
The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residency is a competitive program for recently graduated art students, housed in Studio 12, where four emerging artists have an opportunity to create and sell work, interact with the public, and build a network.
 
“The residency space provides artists with both studio resources and professional development opportunities in the critical period shortly after graduation,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of Target Gallery. “This culminating exhibition is both a celebration of their time here as well as a stepping stone to their professional career.”
 
The 2016 artists are: Fumi Amano, Lindsay Hall, Jay Hendrick, and Samantha Sethi. All were juried into the program by Kayn Miller, director of exhibitions at the Arlington Art Center.
 
Amano (October through December  | Virginia Commonwealth University) entered graduate school to expand her expertise with glass as a medium, but her work shifted more into the conceptual space as she began using her art as a primary means to express her emotions, given English is her second language. Her work is inspired by her strong desire for connection as well as a deep sense of loneliness. Through her performance work, she can speak to others beyond spoken language’s normal spectrum. Her performance series Worries of a 30-Year-Old Single captures the social pressure and anxiety she feels as an unmarried woman without children. Amano’s work Look at Me was featured in the Target Gallery group exhibition Please Touch in 2016.
 
Hall (July through September | Indiana University-Bloomington) creates creates colorfully titillating works that engage the notions of pleasure, beauty, and the perverse as they relate to the body, sexuality, and the intimacies and vulnerabilities of human interaction. She uses an eclectic range of materials including silicone, textiles, clay, spray paint, and glitter to combine contrasting textures, forms, and materials. She presents dualities: attraction/repulsion, hard/soft, feminine/masculine, interior/exterior, made/found. Her resulting pieces and installations fantasize these shared human experiences, often sugarcoating shame and disgust with humor and playfulness. Recent Target Gallery visitors will remember her piece Blinged Out in the Material as Medium group exhibition in 2016.
 
Hendrick (January through March | George Mason University) questions the value of value in his work. He creates paintings, then analyzes their importance, worth, and merit by exposing his work to different methods, such as digitization, duplication, and performance. His visual vocabulary is based on grids, a stable and reliable form, and color to assess the form’s value. His sundry palette draws from high and low culture, bringing together pop-music pink with cave-born ochers.  
 
Sethi (April through June | American University) explores the natural world around and humanity’s relationship with and impact on it. Her work reference a broader view of our world as a landscape both inhabited and studied by humankind, altered even as it is observed. In the exhibition, her sculpture, Cause and Effect, was constructed as a model of an “iceberg”. The blue polystyrene foam is an effective thermal insulator and commonly used as building insulation It’s also used for sculpture, but is typically coated and concealed. In Sethi’s sculpture, it remains visible as part of the content. Polystyrene foam, untreated, naturally has an icy appearance. Rather than produce a realistic reproduction, this work was imagined as an “in process” theatrical monument to the icebergs or as a form to protect them from rising temperatures.
 
About the Artists

Fumi Amano
completed her undergraduate studies in art education at the University of Education in Aichi before refining studies of her medium at Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan, and at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Amano has won several awards including best student work at Niijima Glass Art Festival in Tokyo and also at Pilchuck Glass School. Her work was selected at the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan; the Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama, Japan; and the Itami Craft Triennial in Osaka, Japan. She has shown her work in group and solo exhibitions in both the U.S. and Japan. She completed her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2017.
 
Lindsay Hall, a West Coast native, is currently based in Arlington, Virginia. She received a MFA in Painting from Indiana University in 2016, as well as a BFA in Painting and Drawing (2012) and a BA in Journalism and Media Studies (2010) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York, the New Hampshire Institute of Arts, and Kent State University in Ohio and will be featured in a summer 2017 issue of Studio Visit magazine. Lindsay Hall has co-curated group exhibitions in Indiana and New York. She received the Ilknur P. Ralston Memorial Award in Visual Arts in 2016.
 
Jay Hendrick, based in Fairfax, Virginia, has shown work in the U.S., England, and Japan and his work was featured in New American Painting. In 2015, Hendrick received his MFA from George Mason University. He completed his undergraduate degree with Abilene Christian University in Texas with degrees in applied studies and a bachelor’s of fine art. He teaches at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Virginia, and is a contributing writer for East City Art.
 
Samantha Sethi is a multi-media artist working primarily in drawing, installation, sculpture, and video. Sethi received her MFA from American University where she explored concepts of ephemerality, entropy, human impact on the environment, mapping, and our experience of time. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she lived and worked until moving to Washington DC in 2013. She is currently based out of Baltimore, MD where she is currently an Artist - In Residence at Creative Alliance.
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Item: New portraits
Date: 7 November 2017, 4:00 am
The latest version of the annual exhibition, “Recent Acquisitions”, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will displays the newest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are represented in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and new media. This installation will be on view from Nov. 17 through Nov. 4, 2018.
 
These most recent acquisitions join more than 22,000 others in the Portrait Gallery’s collection to represent the numerous individuals who have made a significant impact on the history and culture of the United States. Subjects include the lawyer Francis Scott Key who penned the lyrics for the “Star-Spangled Banner”; former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright; actress Gertrude Jeannette; university president Norman Francis; photographer Harry Callahan; fashion designer Ralph Lauren; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno.
 
The list of the objects is here. More information below and attached.
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Item: Call for Artists
Date: 5 November 2017, 1:48 pm
Deadline for submissions is January 22, 2018

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in the annual Juried Silent Art Auction Exhibit as part of the Arts Council’s annual fundraising gala, Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. The Silent Auction shines a spotlight on Howard County’s diverse and talented visual arts community at this important event.
 
All 2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists, 18 years or older, residing, working, or studying in Howard County; HCAC members; and artists who have exhibited in Howard County in the last year are eligible to submit.
 
Visual artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, jewelers, and photographers. Artists will be selected by the silent auction committee who may also invite artists who are eligible to participate. This showcase of artists in Howard County has proven to be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent in the community and is also a successful fundraiser to support art programs, exhibitions, and organizations in the county.
 
This year’s Celebration will be held at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 6-10pm. The Silent Auction exhibit will be presented in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The final bid for each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and the Arts Council. Last year’s Silent Auction resulted in $10,690 in sales, with 70 pieces sold.
 
For more information or to submit an entry, visit hocoarts.org; to have a prospectus delivered via postal mail or email, please call 410-313-ARTS (2787).
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Item: Late Fall shows at AU
Date: 4 November 2017, 1:39 pm
Late fall shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Nov. 11. Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

The first exhibit to open, RADIX: THE ETERNAL FEMININE, is curated by Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D. RADIX is a collaboration of three Washington artists: Anne Marchand, Pat Goslee and Cianne Fragione. The exhibit features the concept of the Eternal Feminine as an original, dynamic and cosmic force, in paintings and assemblages. Defying simple definition, this concept has different but analogous meanings for each artist. Each artist employs contemporary and abstract terms to express feminine energy from her own perspective. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 30 from 6-7 p.m.

The second exhibit, THE TRAWICK PRIZE, features award-winning Washington art in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art space of the museum. Established by Carol Trawick, a community activist from Montgomery County, Md., the prize rewards some of the most talented artists from the Washington area. THE TRAWICK PRIZE exhibit features new works by the “Best in Show” recipients from the last 15 years: Lauren Adams, Richard Cleaver, Larry Cook, Neil Feather, Mia Feurer, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Gary Kachadourian, Maggie Michael, Jonathan Monaghan, Jiha Moon, David Page, James Rieck, Jo Smail and Rene Trevino. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 11 from 5-6 p.m.

The museum is excited to display new acquisitions to its ROTHFELD COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART. Part of the American University Museum’s permanent collection, the Rothfeld Collection is designed to inspire dialog about political and cultural issues involving Israel, through paintings, sculptures, and mixed media work of prominent and emerging Israeli artists. The exhibit features an array of work from the collection as well as recent acquisitions by artists Melanie Daniel, Tal Shochat, Lihi Turjeman, and Alon Kedem.

The show runs concurrently with an exhibit of Arab modern and contemporary art, BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION. The Rothfeld Collection was originally gifted to the AU Museum by Donald Rothfeld in 2011, and it has been growing ever since.

Continuing at AU Museum through Dec. 17 are: BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION; WILLIAM WOODWARD: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS; and TETHERED TO THE CRADLE: KINETIC WORK BY CHRISTOPHER CARTER.
MUSEUM INFORMATION, HOURS, LOCATION: The American University Museum is a three-story public museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum has a permanent collection that highlights the donors’ holdings and AU’s Watkins Collection and Rothfeld Collection. Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art.
The Katzen Museum Store is open during museum hours plus one hour before select special events. Visitors may purchase books, catalogs, and prints related to past and current exhibitions, as well as fine crafts and other one-of-a-kind objects by predominantly local artisans.

The Katzen Arts Center, named for Washington-area benefactors Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus Katzen, brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one space. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the Katzen includes the museum, the Abramson Family Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, a dance studio, an electronics studio, artists’ studios, rehearsal space, and classrooms.

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-885-1300 or look on the Web at www.american.edu/cas/museum. Follow the museum on Facebook (facebook.com/AmericanUniversityMuseum), on Twitter (@AUMuseum_Katzen), or on Instagram (AUMuseum_Katzen).
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Item: Virginia Commission for the Arts: Application Assistance Workshops
Date: 30 October 2017, 5:00 am
Virginia Commission for the Arts Presents Statewide  
Application Assistance Workshops
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in November and December 2017. Workshop locations include: Fredericksburg, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Emory, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg.
 
VCA staff will provide an overview of grant programs, including information about the new Online Grant Application System as well as updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, and general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March and April 2018 application deadlines.
 
Workshops are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required. Attendance is not required in order to apply for Commission funding; however, workshops can be helpful for first-time applicants preparing requests for:
  • General Operating Support Grants for Arts Organizations
  •  Project Grants
  •  Local Government Challenge Grants
  •  Artists In Education and AIE Express Grants
  •  Technical Assistance Grants
  •  Touring Assistance for Presenters
  •  Applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Artist Roster
  • Artist Fellowships
 Participants are encouraged to read theOnline Guidelines for Fundingand preview the Online Application Webinar and Tutorials here: http://www.arts.virginia.gov/grants.html. Those persons requiring the services of an interpreter for the hearing impaired should contact the Commission office at least one week in advance of the workshop.
 
Virginia Commission for the Arts Application Assistance Workshops will be held in the following locations:(Note: for specific directions or details for parking for the workshop you wish to attend, please contact the host sites directly in advance of the meeting day.)
 
Area 4B  Fredericksburg
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Fredericksburg Public Library  
1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
 
Area 5   Richmond 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 10am-12noon                  
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center Parlor
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1400; www.vmfa.state.va.us
                                                                                                              
Area 4A   Arlington 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Arlington Arts Center             
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Silver & Orange Lines: Virginia Square 
(703) 248-6800;
www.arlingtonartscenter.org
 
Area 6 Newport News
Friday, December 8, 2017; 10 am to noon
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 596-817; https://pfac-va.org/
 
Area 2 Lynchburg
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Academy Center for the Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 846-8499; www.academycenter.org
 
Area 1  Emory
Wednesday, December 13, 2017; 10 am-12noon
McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College
30481 Garnand Drive, Emory, VA 24327
(276) 944-6333; www.ehc.edu/mca/
 
Area 3  Harrisonburg
Thursday, December 14, 2017; noon-2pm
The Ice House, Meeting Room 117
127 West Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-4696; Parking in the Bruce Street garage, one half block from the Ice House
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grants to arts and other not-for-profit arts organizations, educational institutions, educators, artists, and local governments. For more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit www.arts.virginia.gov or call (804) 225-3132
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Item: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - Apply today!
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:30 am
 
Deadline to Apply: Dec. 15, 2017
 
Chosen artists have the opportunity to be featured at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018 
The 15th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be on Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018, in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. The festival features 130 booth spaces. 

Submit 6 images (a booth shot is required) for your chance to purchase a booth and join some of our best local artists sell their work at this two day festival. 
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Item: FY18 Curatorial Grant Program
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:00 am
DEADLINE REMINDER: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017, 4:00 PM ET 
 
Applications for the FY18 Curatorial Grant Program are still being accepting. This grant provides support to qualified individual curators in the visual arts for exhibition proposals intended for presentation in CAH's 200 I Street Galleries, Lobby Gallery, which is a District-owned exhibition space located at 200 I (Eye) Street, SE Washington, DC, 20003. Visit their website to learn more and submit an application. Early submissions are highly encouraged.
Curatorial Grant Program (individuals) 
The Curatorial Grant Program aims to provide a greater opportunity for the development and public presentation of visual art exhibitions by District resident curators.  Through grant support and access to a contemporary exhibition space, CAH intends to serve the District's residents by presenting compelling exhibition concepts of resident curators. 
 
For complete guidelines on available grant programs and to submit an application, visit Current Funding Opportunities online at www.dcarts.dc.gov.
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Item: Amateur Photog of the Year
Date: 20 November 2017, 4:30 am
Deadline: November 30, 2017

The contest is organized by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine. It is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme. The competition is open to all amateur photographers. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted. The first entry to each round is free.

Details: http://bitly.com/2qpPtDH
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Item: Frankenart!
Date: 19 November 2017, 1:13 pm
Deadline: November 30, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL

A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee.

Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof
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Item: Pyramid Atlantic Opens Outdoor Pop Up Gallery in Takoma Park
Date: 17 November 2017, 4:00 am
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center – with funding from City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program —will create a pop-up art gallery in a 177sq. ft. open air site, likely a former garage, which cuts into the slope of Hilltop Road. The site is close by the defunct Sligo Creek Water Works, which pumped water to residents as far away as Kensington from 1900 to 1930. The first of two planned exhibitions on this site, Water Works, opens December 2.
Pump House Pop-Up opens its first exhibition, Water Works, on December 2 with a reception from 2 – 4 pm (Rain date: Sunday, December 3). Water Works runs through March 3. The outdoor gallery is open to the public daily and located at Hilltop Road between Maple and Geneva Avenues in Takoma Park, MD. More at pyramidatlanticartscenter.org or 301-608-9101.
 
Pump House Pop-Up is the brainchild of Pyramid Atlantic Artist Marty Ittner, a Takoma Park resident of 17 years. “This space was waiting to be a gallery,” remarks Ittner, who has walked past the structure almost daily for over a decade. “I’m an artist and I saw an opportunity. It was just sitting there doing nothing! I wanted to transform it to be something else.”
 
It took Ittner two years to get around to slipping a little note into the mailbox of her neighbor on whose property this should-be gallery sits. “He emailed me right back!” After getting permission from the site owner, and convincing Pyramid Atlantic and the City of Takoma Park of the undertaking, Ittner’s work truly began. She convinced the Department of Public Works to clear the site of large rocks, spent 8 hours clearing the ground by hand of about 4 inches of packed debris (mostly glass), and secured free mulch to level the “gallery” floor. Further, on December 2nd she and fellow Pyramid Artist Gretchen Schermerhorn open the site’s first exhibition: Water Works.
 
Water Works focuses on the gallery’s proximity to the defunct pumping station and the importance of clean, clear water to Takoma Park’s founder B.F. Gilbert. Ittner and Schermerhorn are creating a cyanotype /screenprint installation that utilizes imagery of the era sourced from Historic Takoma. For their cyanotypes (photographic prints exposed in the sun) they drew inspiration from Sligo Creek Park, using found rocks and sand. The work will be mounted to the walls of the gallery in an installation that will weather and change in the open-air.
 
In tandem with the exhibition, a self-guided walking tour encourages visitors to be present in historically significant spots. Sepia-toned prints are waiting to be discovered in the very spots where the original photos were taken in the 1900s. Highlights include spotting the circular foundation of the filtration building, and envisioning Washington Adventist’s sanitarium—an architectural gem razed in 1982—at the top of the hill near the creek.
 
Pump House Pop-Up gallery is made possible by the City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program, Giuseppe Cimmino, and Historic Takoma. A second exhibition is scheduled for May 5 – July 4, 2018. A call for entries from local talent will be issued in early December.
 
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Item: Opportunity for Prince George's County artists
Date: 14 November 2017, 5:00 am
Bring It! is the 2018 annual exhibition of artwork by Prince George’s County Artists in the Prince George’s Delegation of the Lowe House Office Building, in Annapolis. It serves as a reminder to our lawmakers about the importance of the arts, and offers daily, moral support through the power of art as they work on our behalf throughout the legislative session.

We know how good the artists in Prince George’s County are. We just want to show everyone else. Rather than asking artists to respond to a theme, Bring It! Intends to demonstrate the broad range of artwork being created in our county, and to foster an inclusive spirit among the artists exhibiting together in the exhibition. So, Bring It! Show us your best two-dimensional artwork, and let us show it to the world.

APPLY ONLINE BY DEC 8 at:

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ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Due to the nature of the exhibition space, only two-dimensional artworks that can be safely installed on hanging rods can be accepted.

HONORARIA
Each artist selected to participate will receive a $100 honorarium in appreciation of his/her contribution. Registration as a vendor with The M-NCPPC is required in order to receive payment. Honoraria are typically paid near the end of the exhibition.

EXHIBITION LOCATION
Prince George's Delegation office area
Lowe House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The full prospectus and contact information is online at  
https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit
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Item: Opportunity for nude artists (ha! ha!)
Date: 13 November 2017, 8:10 pm
Deadline: 12/17/17 

The Lexington Art League seeks submissions for its annual figure exhibition. For over 30 years the figure show continues to push the boundaries beyond the traditional ‘nude’ toward a deeper exploration of the human figure and experience. 

entry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4840" target="_blank">Brutal Beauty is a contemporary exhibition of the human figure that speaks to our innermost instincts for satisfaction, pleasure, and comfort through work that invites us to examine the qualities that we are unable to avoid, but often hide from others. This exhibition seeks to convey a rawness that is universal while revealing our desires and limitations in a boldly honest approach to the way we experience the human form.

Eligibility: 

International call. Open to all artists regardless of location, media, or experience level. 

Conditions: 

Artists are required to deliver artwork to the Lexington Art League, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY, 40505, by 5pm, January 15th, 2018. 

Artists picking up their artwork are required to do so between 3/13/18 - 3/14/18 from 10am and 4pm. 

If art is shipped to the gallery, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to the gallery. Return shipping will be paid by the Lexington Art League.

All accepted work must be ready to hang or display. Artists must provide written installation instructions for any artworks requiring special handing or installation methods. 

Artists may choose to make their work available for sale.  This is not a requirement.  All sales will be managed by the Lexington Art League for a 30% commission of the sale price. 

Submission Requirements: 

Artists may submit up to six works of art for consideration.  Each work may be considered separately, unless otherwise noted by artist that works must be shown as a complete collection.

Please keep the number of files submitted under 10 files (images at 300DPI/PPI.) Include image list with size, title, media, and date, artist statement, bio, and resume. No online cloud drive submissions will be accepted. Audio/video, files should be uploaded as seperate document with .html links in files upload section of application.

Submitted applications must be received by December 17th, 2017.  A contract will be sent upon acceptance. 

Entry Deadline: 12/17/17 11:59p.m. MST

Event Dates: 1/26/18 - 3/11/18

Deliver work by: 1/15/18

Shipping address: 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, Ky, 40505

Accepted applicants will be notified by December 21, 2017

Apply here.
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Item: Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Post-Graduate Residency Program
Date: 8 November 2017, 4:00 am
Now in its third year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s residency/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Post-Graduate Residency Program is the subject of Target Gallery’s newest exhibition. Target will feature the work of the four residents in a group exhibition, Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, December 3, 2017.
 
The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residency is a competitive program for recently graduated art students, housed in Studio 12, where four emerging artists have an opportunity to create and sell work, interact with the public, and build a network.
 
“The residency space provides artists with both studio resources and professional development opportunities in the critical period shortly after graduation,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of Target Gallery. “This culminating exhibition is both a celebration of their time here as well as a stepping stone to their professional career.”
 
The 2016 artists are: Fumi Amano, Lindsay Hall, Jay Hendrick, and Samantha Sethi. All were juried into the program by Kayn Miller, director of exhibitions at the Arlington Art Center.
 
Amano (October through December  | Virginia Commonwealth University) entered graduate school to expand her expertise with glass as a medium, but her work shifted more into the conceptual space as she began using her art as a primary means to express her emotions, given English is her second language. Her work is inspired by her strong desire for connection as well as a deep sense of loneliness. Through her performance work, she can speak to others beyond spoken language’s normal spectrum. Her performance series Worries of a 30-Year-Old Single captures the social pressure and anxiety she feels as an unmarried woman without children. Amano’s work Look at Me was featured in the Target Gallery group exhibition Please Touch in 2016.
 
Hall (July through September | Indiana University-Bloomington) creates creates colorfully titillating works that engage the notions of pleasure, beauty, and the perverse as they relate to the body, sexuality, and the intimacies and vulnerabilities of human interaction. She uses an eclectic range of materials including silicone, textiles, clay, spray paint, and glitter to combine contrasting textures, forms, and materials. She presents dualities: attraction/repulsion, hard/soft, feminine/masculine, interior/exterior, made/found. Her resulting pieces and installations fantasize these shared human experiences, often sugarcoating shame and disgust with humor and playfulness. Recent Target Gallery visitors will remember her piece Blinged Out in the Material as Medium group exhibition in 2016.
 
Hendrick (January through March | George Mason University) questions the value of value in his work. He creates paintings, then analyzes their importance, worth, and merit by exposing his work to different methods, such as digitization, duplication, and performance. His visual vocabulary is based on grids, a stable and reliable form, and color to assess the form’s value. His sundry palette draws from high and low culture, bringing together pop-music pink with cave-born ochers.  
 
Sethi (April through June | American University) explores the natural world around and humanity’s relationship with and impact on it. Her work reference a broader view of our world as a landscape both inhabited and studied by humankind, altered even as it is observed. In the exhibition, her sculpture, Cause and Effect, was constructed as a model of an “iceberg”. The blue polystyrene foam is an effective thermal insulator and commonly used as building insulation It’s also used for sculpture, but is typically coated and concealed. In Sethi’s sculpture, it remains visible as part of the content. Polystyrene foam, untreated, naturally has an icy appearance. Rather than produce a realistic reproduction, this work was imagined as an “in process” theatrical monument to the icebergs or as a form to protect them from rising temperatures.
 
About the Artists

Fumi Amano
completed her undergraduate studies in art education at the University of Education in Aichi before refining studies of her medium at Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan, and at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Amano has won several awards including best student work at Niijima Glass Art Festival in Tokyo and also at Pilchuck Glass School. Her work was selected at the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan; the Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama, Japan; and the Itami Craft Triennial in Osaka, Japan. She has shown her work in group and solo exhibitions in both the U.S. and Japan. She completed her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2017.
 
Lindsay Hall, a West Coast native, is currently based in Arlington, Virginia. She received a MFA in Painting from Indiana University in 2016, as well as a BFA in Painting and Drawing (2012) and a BA in Journalism and Media Studies (2010) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York, the New Hampshire Institute of Arts, and Kent State University in Ohio and will be featured in a summer 2017 issue of Studio Visit magazine. Lindsay Hall has co-curated group exhibitions in Indiana and New York. She received the Ilknur P. Ralston Memorial Award in Visual Arts in 2016.
 
Jay Hendrick, based in Fairfax, Virginia, has shown work in the U.S., England, and Japan and his work was featured in New American Painting. In 2015, Hendrick received his MFA from George Mason University. He completed his undergraduate degree with Abilene Christian University in Texas with degrees in applied studies and a bachelor’s of fine art. He teaches at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Virginia, and is a contributing writer for East City Art.
 
Samantha Sethi is a multi-media artist working primarily in drawing, installation, sculpture, and video. Sethi received her MFA from American University where she explored concepts of ephemerality, entropy, human impact on the environment, mapping, and our experience of time. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she lived and worked until moving to Washington DC in 2013. She is currently based out of Baltimore, MD where she is currently an Artist - In Residence at Creative Alliance.
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Item: New portraits
Date: 7 November 2017, 4:00 am
The latest version of the annual exhibition, “Recent Acquisitions”, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will displays the newest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are represented in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and new media. This installation will be on view from Nov. 17 through Nov. 4, 2018.
 
These most recent acquisitions join more than 22,000 others in the Portrait Gallery’s collection to represent the numerous individuals who have made a significant impact on the history and culture of the United States. Subjects include the lawyer Francis Scott Key who penned the lyrics for the “Star-Spangled Banner”; former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright; actress Gertrude Jeannette; university president Norman Francis; photographer Harry Callahan; fashion designer Ralph Lauren; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno.
 
The list of the objects is here. More information below and attached.
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Item: Call for Artists
Date: 5 November 2017, 1:48 pm
Deadline for submissions is January 22, 2018

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in the annual Juried Silent Art Auction Exhibit as part of the Arts Council’s annual fundraising gala, Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. The Silent Auction shines a spotlight on Howard County’s diverse and talented visual arts community at this important event.
 
All 2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists, 18 years or older, residing, working, or studying in Howard County; HCAC members; and artists who have exhibited in Howard County in the last year are eligible to submit.
 
Visual artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, jewelers, and photographers. Artists will be selected by the silent auction committee who may also invite artists who are eligible to participate. This showcase of artists in Howard County has proven to be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent in the community and is also a successful fundraiser to support art programs, exhibitions, and organizations in the county.
 
This year’s Celebration will be held at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 6-10pm. The Silent Auction exhibit will be presented in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The final bid for each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and the Arts Council. Last year’s Silent Auction resulted in $10,690 in sales, with 70 pieces sold.
 
For more information or to submit an entry, visit hocoarts.org; to have a prospectus delivered via postal mail or email, please call 410-313-ARTS (2787).
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Item: Late Fall shows at AU
Date: 4 November 2017, 1:39 pm
Late fall shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Nov. 11. Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

The first exhibit to open, RADIX: THE ETERNAL FEMININE, is curated by Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D. RADIX is a collaboration of three Washington artists: Anne Marchand, Pat Goslee and Cianne Fragione. The exhibit features the concept of the Eternal Feminine as an original, dynamic and cosmic force, in paintings and assemblages. Defying simple definition, this concept has different but analogous meanings for each artist. Each artist employs contemporary and abstract terms to express feminine energy from her own perspective. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 30 from 6-7 p.m.

The second exhibit, THE TRAWICK PRIZE, features award-winning Washington art in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art space of the museum. Established by Carol Trawick, a community activist from Montgomery County, Md., the prize rewards some of the most talented artists from the Washington area. THE TRAWICK PRIZE exhibit features new works by the “Best in Show” recipients from the last 15 years: Lauren Adams, Richard Cleaver, Larry Cook, Neil Feather, Mia Feurer, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Gary Kachadourian, Maggie Michael, Jonathan Monaghan, Jiha Moon, David Page, James Rieck, Jo Smail and Rene Trevino. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 11 from 5-6 p.m.

The museum is excited to display new acquisitions to its ROTHFELD COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART. Part of the American University Museum’s permanent collection, the Rothfeld Collection is designed to inspire dialog about political and cultural issues involving Israel, through paintings, sculptures, and mixed media work of prominent and emerging Israeli artists. The exhibit features an array of work from the collection as well as recent acquisitions by artists Melanie Daniel, Tal Shochat, Lihi Turjeman, and Alon Kedem.

The show runs concurrently with an exhibit of Arab modern and contemporary art, BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION. The Rothfeld Collection was originally gifted to the AU Museum by Donald Rothfeld in 2011, and it has been growing ever since.

Continuing at AU Museum through Dec. 17 are: BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION; WILLIAM WOODWARD: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS; and TETHERED TO THE CRADLE: KINETIC WORK BY CHRISTOPHER CARTER.
MUSEUM INFORMATION, HOURS, LOCATION: The American University Museum is a three-story public museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum has a permanent collection that highlights the donors’ holdings and AU’s Watkins Collection and Rothfeld Collection. Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art.
The Katzen Museum Store is open during museum hours plus one hour before select special events. Visitors may purchase books, catalogs, and prints related to past and current exhibitions, as well as fine crafts and other one-of-a-kind objects by predominantly local artisans.

The Katzen Arts Center, named for Washington-area benefactors Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus Katzen, brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one space. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the Katzen includes the museum, the Abramson Family Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, a dance studio, an electronics studio, artists’ studios, rehearsal space, and classrooms.

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-885-1300 or look on the Web at www.american.edu/cas/museum. Follow the museum on Facebook (facebook.com/AmericanUniversityMuseum), on Twitter (@AUMuseum_Katzen), or on Instagram (AUMuseum_Katzen).
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Item: Virginia Commission for the Arts: Application Assistance Workshops
Date: 30 October 2017, 5:00 am
Virginia Commission for the Arts Presents Statewide  
Application Assistance Workshops
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in November and December 2017. Workshop locations include: Fredericksburg, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Emory, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg.
 
VCA staff will provide an overview of grant programs, including information about the new Online Grant Application System as well as updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, and general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March and April 2018 application deadlines.
 
Workshops are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required. Attendance is not required in order to apply for Commission funding; however, workshops can be helpful for first-time applicants preparing requests for:
  • General Operating Support Grants for Arts Organizations
  •  Project Grants
  •  Local Government Challenge Grants
  •  Artists In Education and AIE Express Grants
  •  Technical Assistance Grants
  •  Touring Assistance for Presenters
  •  Applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Artist Roster
  • Artist Fellowships
 Participants are encouraged to read theOnline Guidelines for Fundingand preview the Online Application Webinar and Tutorials here: http://www.arts.virginia.gov/grants.html. Those persons requiring the services of an interpreter for the hearing impaired should contact the Commission office at least one week in advance of the workshop.
 
Virginia Commission for the Arts Application Assistance Workshops will be held in the following locations:(Note: for specific directions or details for parking for the workshop you wish to attend, please contact the host sites directly in advance of the meeting day.)
 
Area 4B  Fredericksburg
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Fredericksburg Public Library  
1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
 
Area 5   Richmond 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 10am-12noon                  
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center Parlor
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1400; www.vmfa.state.va.us
                                                                                                              
Area 4A   Arlington 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Arlington Arts Center             
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Silver & Orange Lines: Virginia Square 
(703) 248-6800;
www.arlingtonartscenter.org
 
Area 6 Newport News
Friday, December 8, 2017; 10 am to noon
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 596-817; https://pfac-va.org/
 
Area 2 Lynchburg
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Academy Center for the Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 846-8499; www.academycenter.org
 
Area 1  Emory
Wednesday, December 13, 2017; 10 am-12noon
McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College
30481 Garnand Drive, Emory, VA 24327
(276) 944-6333; www.ehc.edu/mca/
 
Area 3  Harrisonburg
Thursday, December 14, 2017; noon-2pm
The Ice House, Meeting Room 117
127 West Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-4696; Parking in the Bruce Street garage, one half block from the Ice House
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grants to arts and other not-for-profit arts organizations, educational institutions, educators, artists, and local governments. For more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit www.arts.virginia.gov or call (804) 225-3132
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Item: OPA's 27th National Juried Exhibition - Steamboat Springs, CO
$100,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
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Item: 44th Omaha Summer Arts Festival - Omaha, NE
$2,500 in cash merit awards. Deadline: Jan 15, 2018
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Item: Fantastic Fibers - Paducah, KY
$1,900 in awards. Deadline: Feb 16, 2018
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Item: Good Hart Artist Residency - Good Hart, MI
Live/work studio space in quiet setting, food, $500 stipend. Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
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Item: Expressions! - Tracy, CA
$2,100 in awards. Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
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Item: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - Apply today!
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:30 am
 
Deadline to Apply: Dec. 15, 2017
 
Chosen artists have the opportunity to be featured at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018 
The 15th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be on Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018, in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. The festival features 130 booth spaces. 

Submit 6 images (a booth shot is required) for your chance to purchase a booth and join some of our best local artists sell their work at this two day festival. 
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Item: FY18 Curatorial Grant Program
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:00 am
DEADLINE REMINDER: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017, 4:00 PM ET 
 
Applications for the FY18 Curatorial Grant Program are still being accepting. This grant provides support to qualified individual curators in the visual arts for exhibition proposals intended for presentation in CAH's 200 I Street Galleries, Lobby Gallery, which is a District-owned exhibition space located at 200 I (Eye) Street, SE Washington, DC, 20003. Visit their website to learn more and submit an application. Early submissions are highly encouraged.
Curatorial Grant Program (individuals) 
The Curatorial Grant Program aims to provide a greater opportunity for the development and public presentation of visual art exhibitions by District resident curators.  Through grant support and access to a contemporary exhibition space, CAH intends to serve the District's residents by presenting compelling exhibition concepts of resident curators. 
 
For complete guidelines on available grant programs and to submit an application, visit Current Funding Opportunities online at www.dcarts.dc.gov.
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Item: Amateur Photog of the Year
Date: 20 November 2017, 4:30 am
Deadline: November 30, 2017

The contest is organized by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine. It is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme. The competition is open to all amateur photographers. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted. The first entry to each round is free.

Details: http://bitly.com/2qpPtDH
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Item: Frankenart!
Date: 19 November 2017, 1:13 pm
Deadline: November 30, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL

A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee.

Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof
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Item: Pyramid Atlantic Opens Outdoor Pop Up Gallery in Takoma Park
Date: 17 November 2017, 4:00 am
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center – with funding from City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program —will create a pop-up art gallery in a 177sq. ft. open air site, likely a former garage, which cuts into the slope of Hilltop Road. The site is close by the defunct Sligo Creek Water Works, which pumped water to residents as far away as Kensington from 1900 to 1930. The first of two planned exhibitions on this site, Water Works, opens December 2.
Pump House Pop-Up opens its first exhibition, Water Works, on December 2 with a reception from 2 – 4 pm (Rain date: Sunday, December 3). Water Works runs through March 3. The outdoor gallery is open to the public daily and located at Hilltop Road between Maple and Geneva Avenues in Takoma Park, MD. More at pyramidatlanticartscenter.org or 301-608-9101.
 
Pump House Pop-Up is the brainchild of Pyramid Atlantic Artist Marty Ittner, a Takoma Park resident of 17 years. “This space was waiting to be a gallery,” remarks Ittner, who has walked past the structure almost daily for over a decade. “I’m an artist and I saw an opportunity. It was just sitting there doing nothing! I wanted to transform it to be something else.”
 
It took Ittner two years to get around to slipping a little note into the mailbox of her neighbor on whose property this should-be gallery sits. “He emailed me right back!” After getting permission from the site owner, and convincing Pyramid Atlantic and the City of Takoma Park of the undertaking, Ittner’s work truly began. She convinced the Department of Public Works to clear the site of large rocks, spent 8 hours clearing the ground by hand of about 4 inches of packed debris (mostly glass), and secured free mulch to level the “gallery” floor. Further, on December 2nd she and fellow Pyramid Artist Gretchen Schermerhorn open the site’s first exhibition: Water Works.
 
Water Works focuses on the gallery’s proximity to the defunct pumping station and the importance of clean, clear water to Takoma Park’s founder B.F. Gilbert. Ittner and Schermerhorn are creating a cyanotype /screenprint installation that utilizes imagery of the era sourced from Historic Takoma. For their cyanotypes (photographic prints exposed in the sun) they drew inspiration from Sligo Creek Park, using found rocks and sand. The work will be mounted to the walls of the gallery in an installation that will weather and change in the open-air.
 
In tandem with the exhibition, a self-guided walking tour encourages visitors to be present in historically significant spots. Sepia-toned prints are waiting to be discovered in the very spots where the original photos were taken in the 1900s. Highlights include spotting the circular foundation of the filtration building, and envisioning Washington Adventist’s sanitarium—an architectural gem razed in 1982—at the top of the hill near the creek.
 
Pump House Pop-Up gallery is made possible by the City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program, Giuseppe Cimmino, and Historic Takoma. A second exhibition is scheduled for May 5 – July 4, 2018. A call for entries from local talent will be issued in early December.
 
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Item: Opportunity for Prince George's County artists
Date: 14 November 2017, 5:00 am
Bring It! is the 2018 annual exhibition of artwork by Prince George’s County Artists in the Prince George’s Delegation of the Lowe House Office Building, in Annapolis. It serves as a reminder to our lawmakers about the importance of the arts, and offers daily, moral support through the power of art as they work on our behalf throughout the legislative session.

We know how good the artists in Prince George’s County are. We just want to show everyone else. Rather than asking artists to respond to a theme, Bring It! Intends to demonstrate the broad range of artwork being created in our county, and to foster an inclusive spirit among the artists exhibiting together in the exhibition. So, Bring It! Show us your best two-dimensional artwork, and let us show it to the world.

APPLY ONLINE BY DEC 8 at:

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ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Due to the nature of the exhibition space, only two-dimensional artworks that can be safely installed on hanging rods can be accepted.

HONORARIA
Each artist selected to participate will receive a $100 honorarium in appreciation of his/her contribution. Registration as a vendor with The M-NCPPC is required in order to receive payment. Honoraria are typically paid near the end of the exhibition.

EXHIBITION LOCATION
Prince George's Delegation office area
Lowe House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The full prospectus and contact information is online at  
https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit
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Item: Opportunity for nude artists (ha! ha!)
Date: 13 November 2017, 8:10 pm
Deadline: 12/17/17 

The Lexington Art League seeks submissions for its annual figure exhibition. For over 30 years the figure show continues to push the boundaries beyond the traditional ‘nude’ toward a deeper exploration of the human figure and experience. 

entry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4840" target="_blank">Brutal Beauty is a contemporary exhibition of the human figure that speaks to our innermost instincts for satisfaction, pleasure, and comfort through work that invites us to examine the qualities that we are unable to avoid, but often hide from others. This exhibition seeks to convey a rawness that is universal while revealing our desires and limitations in a boldly honest approach to the way we experience the human form.

Eligibility: 

International call. Open to all artists regardless of location, media, or experience level. 

Conditions: 

Artists are required to deliver artwork to the Lexington Art League, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY, 40505, by 5pm, January 15th, 2018. 

Artists picking up their artwork are required to do so between 3/13/18 - 3/14/18 from 10am and 4pm. 

If art is shipped to the gallery, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to the gallery. Return shipping will be paid by the Lexington Art League.

All accepted work must be ready to hang or display. Artists must provide written installation instructions for any artworks requiring special handing or installation methods. 

Artists may choose to make their work available for sale.  This is not a requirement.  All sales will be managed by the Lexington Art League for a 30% commission of the sale price. 

Submission Requirements: 

Artists may submit up to six works of art for consideration.  Each work may be considered separately, unless otherwise noted by artist that works must be shown as a complete collection.

Please keep the number of files submitted under 10 files (images at 300DPI/PPI.) Include image list with size, title, media, and date, artist statement, bio, and resume. No online cloud drive submissions will be accepted. Audio/video, files should be uploaded as seperate document with .html links in files upload section of application.

Submitted applications must be received by December 17th, 2017.  A contract will be sent upon acceptance. 

Entry Deadline: 12/17/17 11:59p.m. MST

Event Dates: 1/26/18 - 3/11/18

Deliver work by: 1/15/18

Shipping address: 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, Ky, 40505

Accepted applicants will be notified by December 21, 2017

Apply here.
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Item: Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Post-Graduate Residency Program
Date: 8 November 2017, 4:00 am
Now in its third year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s residency/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Post-Graduate Residency Program is the subject of Target Gallery’s newest exhibition. Target will feature the work of the four residents in a group exhibition, Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, December 3, 2017.
 
The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residency is a competitive program for recently graduated art students, housed in Studio 12, where four emerging artists have an opportunity to create and sell work, interact with the public, and build a network.
 
“The residency space provides artists with both studio resources and professional development opportunities in the critical period shortly after graduation,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of Target Gallery. “This culminating exhibition is both a celebration of their time here as well as a stepping stone to their professional career.”
 
The 2016 artists are: Fumi Amano, Lindsay Hall, Jay Hendrick, and Samantha Sethi. All were juried into the program by Kayn Miller, director of exhibitions at the Arlington Art Center.
 
Amano (October through December  | Virginia Commonwealth University) entered graduate school to expand her expertise with glass as a medium, but her work shifted more into the conceptual space as she began using her art as a primary means to express her emotions, given English is her second language. Her work is inspired by her strong desire for connection as well as a deep sense of loneliness. Through her performance work, she can speak to others beyond spoken language’s normal spectrum. Her performance series Worries of a 30-Year-Old Single captures the social pressure and anxiety she feels as an unmarried woman without children. Amano’s work Look at Me was featured in the Target Gallery group exhibition Please Touch in 2016.
 
Hall (July through September | Indiana University-Bloomington) creates creates colorfully titillating works that engage the notions of pleasure, beauty, and the perverse as they relate to the body, sexuality, and the intimacies and vulnerabilities of human interaction. She uses an eclectic range of materials including silicone, textiles, clay, spray paint, and glitter to combine contrasting textures, forms, and materials. She presents dualities: attraction/repulsion, hard/soft, feminine/masculine, interior/exterior, made/found. Her resulting pieces and installations fantasize these shared human experiences, often sugarcoating shame and disgust with humor and playfulness. Recent Target Gallery visitors will remember her piece Blinged Out in the Material as Medium group exhibition in 2016.
 
Hendrick (January through March | George Mason University) questions the value of value in his work. He creates paintings, then analyzes their importance, worth, and merit by exposing his work to different methods, such as digitization, duplication, and performance. His visual vocabulary is based on grids, a stable and reliable form, and color to assess the form’s value. His sundry palette draws from high and low culture, bringing together pop-music pink with cave-born ochers.  
 
Sethi (April through June | American University) explores the natural world around and humanity’s relationship with and impact on it. Her work reference a broader view of our world as a landscape both inhabited and studied by humankind, altered even as it is observed. In the exhibition, her sculpture, Cause and Effect, was constructed as a model of an “iceberg”. The blue polystyrene foam is an effective thermal insulator and commonly used as building insulation It’s also used for sculpture, but is typically coated and concealed. In Sethi’s sculpture, it remains visible as part of the content. Polystyrene foam, untreated, naturally has an icy appearance. Rather than produce a realistic reproduction, this work was imagined as an “in process” theatrical monument to the icebergs or as a form to protect them from rising temperatures.
 
About the Artists

Fumi Amano
completed her undergraduate studies in art education at the University of Education in Aichi before refining studies of her medium at Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan, and at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Amano has won several awards including best student work at Niijima Glass Art Festival in Tokyo and also at Pilchuck Glass School. Her work was selected at the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan; the Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama, Japan; and the Itami Craft Triennial in Osaka, Japan. She has shown her work in group and solo exhibitions in both the U.S. and Japan. She completed her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2017.
 
Lindsay Hall, a West Coast native, is currently based in Arlington, Virginia. She received a MFA in Painting from Indiana University in 2016, as well as a BFA in Painting and Drawing (2012) and a BA in Journalism and Media Studies (2010) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York, the New Hampshire Institute of Arts, and Kent State University in Ohio and will be featured in a summer 2017 issue of Studio Visit magazine. Lindsay Hall has co-curated group exhibitions in Indiana and New York. She received the Ilknur P. Ralston Memorial Award in Visual Arts in 2016.
 
Jay Hendrick, based in Fairfax, Virginia, has shown work in the U.S., England, and Japan and his work was featured in New American Painting. In 2015, Hendrick received his MFA from George Mason University. He completed his undergraduate degree with Abilene Christian University in Texas with degrees in applied studies and a bachelor’s of fine art. He teaches at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Virginia, and is a contributing writer for East City Art.
 
Samantha Sethi is a multi-media artist working primarily in drawing, installation, sculpture, and video. Sethi received her MFA from American University where she explored concepts of ephemerality, entropy, human impact on the environment, mapping, and our experience of time. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she lived and worked until moving to Washington DC in 2013. She is currently based out of Baltimore, MD where she is currently an Artist - In Residence at Creative Alliance.
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Item: New portraits
Date: 7 November 2017, 4:00 am
The latest version of the annual exhibition, “Recent Acquisitions”, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will displays the newest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are represented in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and new media. This installation will be on view from Nov. 17 through Nov. 4, 2018.
 
These most recent acquisitions join more than 22,000 others in the Portrait Gallery’s collection to represent the numerous individuals who have made a significant impact on the history and culture of the United States. Subjects include the lawyer Francis Scott Key who penned the lyrics for the “Star-Spangled Banner”; former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright; actress Gertrude Jeannette; university president Norman Francis; photographer Harry Callahan; fashion designer Ralph Lauren; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno.
 
The list of the objects is here. More information below and attached.
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Item: Call for Artists
Date: 5 November 2017, 1:48 pm
Deadline for submissions is January 22, 2018

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in the annual Juried Silent Art Auction Exhibit as part of the Arts Council’s annual fundraising gala, Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. The Silent Auction shines a spotlight on Howard County’s diverse and talented visual arts community at this important event.
 
All 2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists, 18 years or older, residing, working, or studying in Howard County; HCAC members; and artists who have exhibited in Howard County in the last year are eligible to submit.
 
Visual artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, jewelers, and photographers. Artists will be selected by the silent auction committee who may also invite artists who are eligible to participate. This showcase of artists in Howard County has proven to be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent in the community and is also a successful fundraiser to support art programs, exhibitions, and organizations in the county.
 
This year’s Celebration will be held at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 6-10pm. The Silent Auction exhibit will be presented in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The final bid for each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and the Arts Council. Last year’s Silent Auction resulted in $10,690 in sales, with 70 pieces sold.
 
For more information or to submit an entry, visit hocoarts.org; to have a prospectus delivered via postal mail or email, please call 410-313-ARTS (2787).
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Item: Late Fall shows at AU
Date: 4 November 2017, 1:39 pm
Late fall shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Nov. 11. Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

The first exhibit to open, RADIX: THE ETERNAL FEMININE, is curated by Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D. RADIX is a collaboration of three Washington artists: Anne Marchand, Pat Goslee and Cianne Fragione. The exhibit features the concept of the Eternal Feminine as an original, dynamic and cosmic force, in paintings and assemblages. Defying simple definition, this concept has different but analogous meanings for each artist. Each artist employs contemporary and abstract terms to express feminine energy from her own perspective. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 30 from 6-7 p.m.

The second exhibit, THE TRAWICK PRIZE, features award-winning Washington art in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art space of the museum. Established by Carol Trawick, a community activist from Montgomery County, Md., the prize rewards some of the most talented artists from the Washington area. THE TRAWICK PRIZE exhibit features new works by the “Best in Show” recipients from the last 15 years: Lauren Adams, Richard Cleaver, Larry Cook, Neil Feather, Mia Feurer, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Gary Kachadourian, Maggie Michael, Jonathan Monaghan, Jiha Moon, David Page, James Rieck, Jo Smail and Rene Trevino. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 11 from 5-6 p.m.

The museum is excited to display new acquisitions to its ROTHFELD COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART. Part of the American University Museum’s permanent collection, the Rothfeld Collection is designed to inspire dialog about political and cultural issues involving Israel, through paintings, sculptures, and mixed media work of prominent and emerging Israeli artists. The exhibit features an array of work from the collection as well as recent acquisitions by artists Melanie Daniel, Tal Shochat, Lihi Turjeman, and Alon Kedem.

The show runs concurrently with an exhibit of Arab modern and contemporary art, BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION. The Rothfeld Collection was originally gifted to the AU Museum by Donald Rothfeld in 2011, and it has been growing ever since.

Continuing at AU Museum through Dec. 17 are: BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION; WILLIAM WOODWARD: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS; and TETHERED TO THE CRADLE: KINETIC WORK BY CHRISTOPHER CARTER.
MUSEUM INFORMATION, HOURS, LOCATION: The American University Museum is a three-story public museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum has a permanent collection that highlights the donors’ holdings and AU’s Watkins Collection and Rothfeld Collection. Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art.
The Katzen Museum Store is open during museum hours plus one hour before select special events. Visitors may purchase books, catalogs, and prints related to past and current exhibitions, as well as fine crafts and other one-of-a-kind objects by predominantly local artisans.

The Katzen Arts Center, named for Washington-area benefactors Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus Katzen, brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one space. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the Katzen includes the museum, the Abramson Family Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, a dance studio, an electronics studio, artists’ studios, rehearsal space, and classrooms.

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-885-1300 or look on the Web at www.american.edu/cas/museum. Follow the museum on Facebook (facebook.com/AmericanUniversityMuseum), on Twitter (@AUMuseum_Katzen), or on Instagram (AUMuseum_Katzen).
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Item: Virginia Commission for the Arts: Application Assistance Workshops
Date: 30 October 2017, 5:00 am
Virginia Commission for the Arts Presents Statewide  
Application Assistance Workshops
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in November and December 2017. Workshop locations include: Fredericksburg, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Emory, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg.
 
VCA staff will provide an overview of grant programs, including information about the new Online Grant Application System as well as updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, and general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March and April 2018 application deadlines.
 
Workshops are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required. Attendance is not required in order to apply for Commission funding; however, workshops can be helpful for first-time applicants preparing requests for:
  • General Operating Support Grants for Arts Organizations
  •  Project Grants
  •  Local Government Challenge Grants
  •  Artists In Education and AIE Express Grants
  •  Technical Assistance Grants
  •  Touring Assistance for Presenters
  •  Applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Artist Roster
  • Artist Fellowships
 Participants are encouraged to read theOnline Guidelines for Fundingand preview the Online Application Webinar and Tutorials here: http://www.arts.virginia.gov/grants.html. Those persons requiring the services of an interpreter for the hearing impaired should contact the Commission office at least one week in advance of the workshop.
 
Virginia Commission for the Arts Application Assistance Workshops will be held in the following locations:(Note: for specific directions or details for parking for the workshop you wish to attend, please contact the host sites directly in advance of the meeting day.)
 
Area 4B  Fredericksburg
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Fredericksburg Public Library  
1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
 
Area 5   Richmond 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 10am-12noon                  
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center Parlor
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1400; www.vmfa.state.va.us
                                                                                                              
Area 4A   Arlington 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Arlington Arts Center             
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Silver & Orange Lines: Virginia Square 
(703) 248-6800;
www.arlingtonartscenter.org
 
Area 6 Newport News
Friday, December 8, 2017; 10 am to noon
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 596-817; https://pfac-va.org/
 
Area 2 Lynchburg
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Academy Center for the Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 846-8499; www.academycenter.org
 
Area 1  Emory
Wednesday, December 13, 2017; 10 am-12noon
McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College
30481 Garnand Drive, Emory, VA 24327
(276) 944-6333; www.ehc.edu/mca/
 
Area 3  Harrisonburg
Thursday, December 14, 2017; noon-2pm
The Ice House, Meeting Room 117
127 West Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-4696; Parking in the Bruce Street garage, one half block from the Ice House
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grants to arts and other not-for-profit arts organizations, educational institutions, educators, artists, and local governments. For more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit www.arts.virginia.gov or call (804) 225-3132
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Item: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - Apply today!
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:30 am
 
Deadline to Apply: Dec. 15, 2017
 
Chosen artists have the opportunity to be featured at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018 
The 15th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be on Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018, in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. The festival features 130 booth spaces. 

Submit 6 images (a booth shot is required) for your chance to purchase a booth and join some of our best local artists sell their work at this two day festival. 
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Item: FY18 Curatorial Grant Program
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:00 am
DEADLINE REMINDER: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017, 4:00 PM ET 
 
Applications for the FY18 Curatorial Grant Program are still being accepting. This grant provides support to qualified individual curators in the visual arts for exhibition proposals intended for presentation in CAH's 200 I Street Galleries, Lobby Gallery, which is a District-owned exhibition space located at 200 I (Eye) Street, SE Washington, DC, 20003. Visit their website to learn more and submit an application. Early submissions are highly encouraged.
Curatorial Grant Program (individuals) 
The Curatorial Grant Program aims to provide a greater opportunity for the development and public presentation of visual art exhibitions by District resident curators.  Through grant support and access to a contemporary exhibition space, CAH intends to serve the District's residents by presenting compelling exhibition concepts of resident curators. 
 
For complete guidelines on available grant programs and to submit an application, visit Current Funding Opportunities online at www.dcarts.dc.gov.
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Item: Amateur Photog of the Year
Date: 20 November 2017, 4:30 am
Deadline: November 30, 2017

The contest is organized by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine. It is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme. The competition is open to all amateur photographers. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted. The first entry to each round is free.

Details: http://bitly.com/2qpPtDH
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Item: Frankenart!
Date: 19 November 2017, 1:13 pm
Deadline: November 30, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL

A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee.

Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof
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Item: Pyramid Atlantic Opens Outdoor Pop Up Gallery in Takoma Park
Date: 17 November 2017, 4:00 am
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center – with funding from City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program —will create a pop-up art gallery in a 177sq. ft. open air site, likely a former garage, which cuts into the slope of Hilltop Road. The site is close by the defunct Sligo Creek Water Works, which pumped water to residents as far away as Kensington from 1900 to 1930. The first of two planned exhibitions on this site, Water Works, opens December 2.
Pump House Pop-Up opens its first exhibition, Water Works, on December 2 with a reception from 2 – 4 pm (Rain date: Sunday, December 3). Water Works runs through March 3. The outdoor gallery is open to the public daily and located at Hilltop Road between Maple and Geneva Avenues in Takoma Park, MD. More at pyramidatlanticartscenter.org or 301-608-9101.
 
Pump House Pop-Up is the brainchild of Pyramid Atlantic Artist Marty Ittner, a Takoma Park resident of 17 years. “This space was waiting to be a gallery,” remarks Ittner, who has walked past the structure almost daily for over a decade. “I’m an artist and I saw an opportunity. It was just sitting there doing nothing! I wanted to transform it to be something else.”
 
It took Ittner two years to get around to slipping a little note into the mailbox of her neighbor on whose property this should-be gallery sits. “He emailed me right back!” After getting permission from the site owner, and convincing Pyramid Atlantic and the City of Takoma Park of the undertaking, Ittner’s work truly began. She convinced the Department of Public Works to clear the site of large rocks, spent 8 hours clearing the ground by hand of about 4 inches of packed debris (mostly glass), and secured free mulch to level the “gallery” floor. Further, on December 2nd she and fellow Pyramid Artist Gretchen Schermerhorn open the site’s first exhibition: Water Works.
 
Water Works focuses on the gallery’s proximity to the defunct pumping station and the importance of clean, clear water to Takoma Park’s founder B.F. Gilbert. Ittner and Schermerhorn are creating a cyanotype /screenprint installation that utilizes imagery of the era sourced from Historic Takoma. For their cyanotypes (photographic prints exposed in the sun) they drew inspiration from Sligo Creek Park, using found rocks and sand. The work will be mounted to the walls of the gallery in an installation that will weather and change in the open-air.
 
In tandem with the exhibition, a self-guided walking tour encourages visitors to be present in historically significant spots. Sepia-toned prints are waiting to be discovered in the very spots where the original photos were taken in the 1900s. Highlights include spotting the circular foundation of the filtration building, and envisioning Washington Adventist’s sanitarium—an architectural gem razed in 1982—at the top of the hill near the creek.
 
Pump House Pop-Up gallery is made possible by the City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program, Giuseppe Cimmino, and Historic Takoma. A second exhibition is scheduled for May 5 – July 4, 2018. A call for entries from local talent will be issued in early December.
 
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Item: Opportunity for Prince George's County artists
Date: 14 November 2017, 5:00 am
Bring It! is the 2018 annual exhibition of artwork by Prince George’s County Artists in the Prince George’s Delegation of the Lowe House Office Building, in Annapolis. It serves as a reminder to our lawmakers about the importance of the arts, and offers daily, moral support through the power of art as they work on our behalf throughout the legislative session.

We know how good the artists in Prince George’s County are. We just want to show everyone else. Rather than asking artists to respond to a theme, Bring It! Intends to demonstrate the broad range of artwork being created in our county, and to foster an inclusive spirit among the artists exhibiting together in the exhibition. So, Bring It! Show us your best two-dimensional artwork, and let us show it to the world.

APPLY ONLINE BY DEC 8 at:

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ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Due to the nature of the exhibition space, only two-dimensional artworks that can be safely installed on hanging rods can be accepted.

HONORARIA
Each artist selected to participate will receive a $100 honorarium in appreciation of his/her contribution. Registration as a vendor with The M-NCPPC is required in order to receive payment. Honoraria are typically paid near the end of the exhibition.

EXHIBITION LOCATION
Prince George's Delegation office area
Lowe House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The full prospectus and contact information is online at  
https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit
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Item: Opportunity for nude artists (ha! ha!)
Date: 13 November 2017, 8:10 pm
Deadline: 12/17/17 

The Lexington Art League seeks submissions for its annual figure exhibition. For over 30 years the figure show continues to push the boundaries beyond the traditional ‘nude’ toward a deeper exploration of the human figure and experience. 

entry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4840" target="_blank">Brutal Beauty is a contemporary exhibition of the human figure that speaks to our innermost instincts for satisfaction, pleasure, and comfort through work that invites us to examine the qualities that we are unable to avoid, but often hide from others. This exhibition seeks to convey a rawness that is universal while revealing our desires and limitations in a boldly honest approach to the way we experience the human form.

Eligibility: 

International call. Open to all artists regardless of location, media, or experience level. 

Conditions: 

Artists are required to deliver artwork to the Lexington Art League, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY, 40505, by 5pm, January 15th, 2018. 

Artists picking up their artwork are required to do so between 3/13/18 - 3/14/18 from 10am and 4pm. 

If art is shipped to the gallery, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to the gallery. Return shipping will be paid by the Lexington Art League.

All accepted work must be ready to hang or display. Artists must provide written installation instructions for any artworks requiring special handing or installation methods. 

Artists may choose to make their work available for sale.  This is not a requirement.  All sales will be managed by the Lexington Art League for a 30% commission of the sale price. 

Submission Requirements: 

Artists may submit up to six works of art for consideration.  Each work may be considered separately, unless otherwise noted by artist that works must be shown as a complete collection.

Please keep the number of files submitted under 10 files (images at 300DPI/PPI.) Include image list with size, title, media, and date, artist statement, bio, and resume. No online cloud drive submissions will be accepted. Audio/video, files should be uploaded as seperate document with .html links in files upload section of application.

Submitted applications must be received by December 17th, 2017.  A contract will be sent upon acceptance. 

Entry Deadline: 12/17/17 11:59p.m. MST

Event Dates: 1/26/18 - 3/11/18

Deliver work by: 1/15/18

Shipping address: 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, Ky, 40505

Accepted applicants will be notified by December 21, 2017

Apply here.
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Item: Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Post-Graduate Residency Program
Date: 8 November 2017, 4:00 am
Now in its third year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s residency/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Post-Graduate Residency Program is the subject of Target Gallery’s newest exhibition. Target will feature the work of the four residents in a group exhibition, Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, December 3, 2017.
 
The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residency is a competitive program for recently graduated art students, housed in Studio 12, where four emerging artists have an opportunity to create and sell work, interact with the public, and build a network.
 
“The residency space provides artists with both studio resources and professional development opportunities in the critical period shortly after graduation,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of Target Gallery. “This culminating exhibition is both a celebration of their time here as well as a stepping stone to their professional career.”
 
The 2016 artists are: Fumi Amano, Lindsay Hall, Jay Hendrick, and Samantha Sethi. All were juried into the program by Kayn Miller, director of exhibitions at the Arlington Art Center.
 
Amano (October through December  | Virginia Commonwealth University) entered graduate school to expand her expertise with glass as a medium, but her work shifted more into the conceptual space as she began using her art as a primary means to express her emotions, given English is her second language. Her work is inspired by her strong desire for connection as well as a deep sense of loneliness. Through her performance work, she can speak to others beyond spoken language’s normal spectrum. Her performance series Worries of a 30-Year-Old Single captures the social pressure and anxiety she feels as an unmarried woman without children. Amano’s work Look at Me was featured in the Target Gallery group exhibition Please Touch in 2016.
 
Hall (July through September | Indiana University-Bloomington) creates creates colorfully titillating works that engage the notions of pleasure, beauty, and the perverse as they relate to the body, sexuality, and the intimacies and vulnerabilities of human interaction. She uses an eclectic range of materials including silicone, textiles, clay, spray paint, and glitter to combine contrasting textures, forms, and materials. She presents dualities: attraction/repulsion, hard/soft, feminine/masculine, interior/exterior, made/found. Her resulting pieces and installations fantasize these shared human experiences, often sugarcoating shame and disgust with humor and playfulness. Recent Target Gallery visitors will remember her piece Blinged Out in the Material as Medium group exhibition in 2016.
 
Hendrick (January through March | George Mason University) questions the value of value in his work. He creates paintings, then analyzes their importance, worth, and merit by exposing his work to different methods, such as digitization, duplication, and performance. His visual vocabulary is based on grids, a stable and reliable form, and color to assess the form’s value. His sundry palette draws from high and low culture, bringing together pop-music pink with cave-born ochers.  
 
Sethi (April through June | American University) explores the natural world around and humanity’s relationship with and impact on it. Her work reference a broader view of our world as a landscape both inhabited and studied by humankind, altered even as it is observed. In the exhibition, her sculpture, Cause and Effect, was constructed as a model of an “iceberg”. The blue polystyrene foam is an effective thermal insulator and commonly used as building insulation It’s also used for sculpture, but is typically coated and concealed. In Sethi’s sculpture, it remains visible as part of the content. Polystyrene foam, untreated, naturally has an icy appearance. Rather than produce a realistic reproduction, this work was imagined as an “in process” theatrical monument to the icebergs or as a form to protect them from rising temperatures.
 
About the Artists

Fumi Amano
completed her undergraduate studies in art education at the University of Education in Aichi before refining studies of her medium at Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan, and at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Amano has won several awards including best student work at Niijima Glass Art Festival in Tokyo and also at Pilchuck Glass School. Her work was selected at the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan; the Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama, Japan; and the Itami Craft Triennial in Osaka, Japan. She has shown her work in group and solo exhibitions in both the U.S. and Japan. She completed her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2017.
 
Lindsay Hall, a West Coast native, is currently based in Arlington, Virginia. She received a MFA in Painting from Indiana University in 2016, as well as a BFA in Painting and Drawing (2012) and a BA in Journalism and Media Studies (2010) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York, the New Hampshire Institute of Arts, and Kent State University in Ohio and will be featured in a summer 2017 issue of Studio Visit magazine. Lindsay Hall has co-curated group exhibitions in Indiana and New York. She received the Ilknur P. Ralston Memorial Award in Visual Arts in 2016.
 
Jay Hendrick, based in Fairfax, Virginia, has shown work in the U.S., England, and Japan and his work was featured in New American Painting. In 2015, Hendrick received his MFA from George Mason University. He completed his undergraduate degree with Abilene Christian University in Texas with degrees in applied studies and a bachelor’s of fine art. He teaches at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Virginia, and is a contributing writer for East City Art.
 
Samantha Sethi is a multi-media artist working primarily in drawing, installation, sculpture, and video. Sethi received her MFA from American University where she explored concepts of ephemerality, entropy, human impact on the environment, mapping, and our experience of time. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she lived and worked until moving to Washington DC in 2013. She is currently based out of Baltimore, MD where she is currently an Artist - In Residence at Creative Alliance.
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Item: New portraits
Date: 7 November 2017, 4:00 am
The latest version of the annual exhibition, “Recent Acquisitions”, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will displays the newest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are represented in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and new media. This installation will be on view from Nov. 17 through Nov. 4, 2018.
 
These most recent acquisitions join more than 22,000 others in the Portrait Gallery’s collection to represent the numerous individuals who have made a significant impact on the history and culture of the United States. Subjects include the lawyer Francis Scott Key who penned the lyrics for the “Star-Spangled Banner”; former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright; actress Gertrude Jeannette; university president Norman Francis; photographer Harry Callahan; fashion designer Ralph Lauren; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno.
 
The list of the objects is here. More information below and attached.
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Item: Call for Artists
Date: 5 November 2017, 1:48 pm
Deadline for submissions is January 22, 2018

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in the annual Juried Silent Art Auction Exhibit as part of the Arts Council’s annual fundraising gala, Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. The Silent Auction shines a spotlight on Howard County’s diverse and talented visual arts community at this important event.
 
All 2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists, 18 years or older, residing, working, or studying in Howard County; HCAC members; and artists who have exhibited in Howard County in the last year are eligible to submit.
 
Visual artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, jewelers, and photographers. Artists will be selected by the silent auction committee who may also invite artists who are eligible to participate. This showcase of artists in Howard County has proven to be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent in the community and is also a successful fundraiser to support art programs, exhibitions, and organizations in the county.
 
This year’s Celebration will be held at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 6-10pm. The Silent Auction exhibit will be presented in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The final bid for each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and the Arts Council. Last year’s Silent Auction resulted in $10,690 in sales, with 70 pieces sold.
 
For more information or to submit an entry, visit hocoarts.org; to have a prospectus delivered via postal mail or email, please call 410-313-ARTS (2787).
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Item: Late Fall shows at AU
Date: 4 November 2017, 1:39 pm
Late fall shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Nov. 11. Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

The first exhibit to open, RADIX: THE ETERNAL FEMININE, is curated by Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D. RADIX is a collaboration of three Washington artists: Anne Marchand, Pat Goslee and Cianne Fragione. The exhibit features the concept of the Eternal Feminine as an original, dynamic and cosmic force, in paintings and assemblages. Defying simple definition, this concept has different but analogous meanings for each artist. Each artist employs contemporary and abstract terms to express feminine energy from her own perspective. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 30 from 6-7 p.m.

The second exhibit, THE TRAWICK PRIZE, features award-winning Washington art in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art space of the museum. Established by Carol Trawick, a community activist from Montgomery County, Md., the prize rewards some of the most talented artists from the Washington area. THE TRAWICK PRIZE exhibit features new works by the “Best in Show” recipients from the last 15 years: Lauren Adams, Richard Cleaver, Larry Cook, Neil Feather, Mia Feurer, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Gary Kachadourian, Maggie Michael, Jonathan Monaghan, Jiha Moon, David Page, James Rieck, Jo Smail and Rene Trevino. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 11 from 5-6 p.m.

The museum is excited to display new acquisitions to its ROTHFELD COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART. Part of the American University Museum’s permanent collection, the Rothfeld Collection is designed to inspire dialog about political and cultural issues involving Israel, through paintings, sculptures, and mixed media work of prominent and emerging Israeli artists. The exhibit features an array of work from the collection as well as recent acquisitions by artists Melanie Daniel, Tal Shochat, Lihi Turjeman, and Alon Kedem.

The show runs concurrently with an exhibit of Arab modern and contemporary art, BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION. The Rothfeld Collection was originally gifted to the AU Museum by Donald Rothfeld in 2011, and it has been growing ever since.

Continuing at AU Museum through Dec. 17 are: BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION; WILLIAM WOODWARD: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS; and TETHERED TO THE CRADLE: KINETIC WORK BY CHRISTOPHER CARTER.
MUSEUM INFORMATION, HOURS, LOCATION: The American University Museum is a three-story public museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum has a permanent collection that highlights the donors’ holdings and AU’s Watkins Collection and Rothfeld Collection. Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art.
The Katzen Museum Store is open during museum hours plus one hour before select special events. Visitors may purchase books, catalogs, and prints related to past and current exhibitions, as well as fine crafts and other one-of-a-kind objects by predominantly local artisans.

The Katzen Arts Center, named for Washington-area benefactors Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus Katzen, brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one space. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the Katzen includes the museum, the Abramson Family Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, a dance studio, an electronics studio, artists’ studios, rehearsal space, and classrooms.

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-885-1300 or look on the Web at www.american.edu/cas/museum. Follow the museum on Facebook (facebook.com/AmericanUniversityMuseum), on Twitter (@AUMuseum_Katzen), or on Instagram (AUMuseum_Katzen).
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Item: Virginia Commission for the Arts: Application Assistance Workshops
Date: 30 October 2017, 5:00 am
Virginia Commission for the Arts Presents Statewide  
Application Assistance Workshops
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in November and December 2017. Workshop locations include: Fredericksburg, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Emory, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg.
 
VCA staff will provide an overview of grant programs, including information about the new Online Grant Application System as well as updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, and general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March and April 2018 application deadlines.
 
Workshops are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required. Attendance is not required in order to apply for Commission funding; however, workshops can be helpful for first-time applicants preparing requests for:
  • General Operating Support Grants for Arts Organizations
  •  Project Grants
  •  Local Government Challenge Grants
  •  Artists In Education and AIE Express Grants
  •  Technical Assistance Grants
  •  Touring Assistance for Presenters
  •  Applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Artist Roster
  • Artist Fellowships
 Participants are encouraged to read theOnline Guidelines for Fundingand preview the Online Application Webinar and Tutorials here: http://www.arts.virginia.gov/grants.html. Those persons requiring the services of an interpreter for the hearing impaired should contact the Commission office at least one week in advance of the workshop.
 
Virginia Commission for the Arts Application Assistance Workshops will be held in the following locations:(Note: for specific directions or details for parking for the workshop you wish to attend, please contact the host sites directly in advance of the meeting day.)
 
Area 4B  Fredericksburg
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Fredericksburg Public Library  
1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
 
Area 5   Richmond 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 10am-12noon                  
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center Parlor
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1400; www.vmfa.state.va.us
                                                                                                              
Area 4A   Arlington 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Arlington Arts Center             
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Silver & Orange Lines: Virginia Square 
(703) 248-6800;
www.arlingtonartscenter.org
 
Area 6 Newport News
Friday, December 8, 2017; 10 am to noon
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 596-817; https://pfac-va.org/
 
Area 2 Lynchburg
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Academy Center for the Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 846-8499; www.academycenter.org
 
Area 1  Emory
Wednesday, December 13, 2017; 10 am-12noon
McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College
30481 Garnand Drive, Emory, VA 24327
(276) 944-6333; www.ehc.edu/mca/
 
Area 3  Harrisonburg
Thursday, December 14, 2017; noon-2pm
The Ice House, Meeting Room 117
127 West Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-4696; Parking in the Bruce Street garage, one half block from the Ice House
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grants to arts and other not-for-profit arts organizations, educational institutions, educators, artists, and local governments. For more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit www.arts.virginia.gov or call (804) 225-3132
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Item: OPA's 27th National Juried Exhibition - Steamboat Springs, CO
$100,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
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Item: 44th Omaha Summer Arts Festival - Omaha, NE
$2,500 in cash merit awards. Deadline: Jan 15, 2018
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Item: Fantastic Fibers - Paducah, KY
$1,900 in awards. Deadline: Feb 16, 2018
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Item: Good Hart Artist Residency - Good Hart, MI
Live/work studio space in quiet setting, food, $500 stipend. Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
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Item: Expressions! - Tracy, CA
$2,100 in awards. Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
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Item: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - Apply today!
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:30 am
 
Deadline to Apply: Dec. 15, 2017
 
Chosen artists have the opportunity to be featured at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018 
The 15th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be on Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018, in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. The festival features 130 booth spaces. 

Submit 6 images (a booth shot is required) for your chance to purchase a booth and join some of our best local artists sell their work at this two day festival. 
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Item: FY18 Curatorial Grant Program
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:00 am
DEADLINE REMINDER: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017, 4:00 PM ET 
 
Applications for the FY18 Curatorial Grant Program are still being accepting. This grant provides support to qualified individual curators in the visual arts for exhibition proposals intended for presentation in CAH's 200 I Street Galleries, Lobby Gallery, which is a District-owned exhibition space located at 200 I (Eye) Street, SE Washington, DC, 20003. Visit their website to learn more and submit an application. Early submissions are highly encouraged.
Curatorial Grant Program (individuals) 
The Curatorial Grant Program aims to provide a greater opportunity for the development and public presentation of visual art exhibitions by District resident curators.  Through grant support and access to a contemporary exhibition space, CAH intends to serve the District's residents by presenting compelling exhibition concepts of resident curators. 
 
For complete guidelines on available grant programs and to submit an application, visit Current Funding Opportunities online at www.dcarts.dc.gov.
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Item: Amateur Photog of the Year
Date: 20 November 2017, 4:30 am
Deadline: November 30, 2017

The contest is organized by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine. It is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme. The competition is open to all amateur photographers. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted. The first entry to each round is free.

Details: http://bitly.com/2qpPtDH
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Item: Frankenart!
Date: 19 November 2017, 1:13 pm
Deadline: November 30, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL

A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee.

Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof
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Item: Pyramid Atlantic Opens Outdoor Pop Up Gallery in Takoma Park
Date: 17 November 2017, 4:00 am
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center – with funding from City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program —will create a pop-up art gallery in a 177sq. ft. open air site, likely a former garage, which cuts into the slope of Hilltop Road. The site is close by the defunct Sligo Creek Water Works, which pumped water to residents as far away as Kensington from 1900 to 1930. The first of two planned exhibitions on this site, Water Works, opens December 2.
Pump House Pop-Up opens its first exhibition, Water Works, on December 2 with a reception from 2 – 4 pm (Rain date: Sunday, December 3). Water Works runs through March 3. The outdoor gallery is open to the public daily and located at Hilltop Road between Maple and Geneva Avenues in Takoma Park, MD. More at pyramidatlanticartscenter.org or 301-608-9101.
 
Pump House Pop-Up is the brainchild of Pyramid Atlantic Artist Marty Ittner, a Takoma Park resident of 17 years. “This space was waiting to be a gallery,” remarks Ittner, who has walked past the structure almost daily for over a decade. “I’m an artist and I saw an opportunity. It was just sitting there doing nothing! I wanted to transform it to be something else.”
 
It took Ittner two years to get around to slipping a little note into the mailbox of her neighbor on whose property this should-be gallery sits. “He emailed me right back!” After getting permission from the site owner, and convincing Pyramid Atlantic and the City of Takoma Park of the undertaking, Ittner’s work truly began. She convinced the Department of Public Works to clear the site of large rocks, spent 8 hours clearing the ground by hand of about 4 inches of packed debris (mostly glass), and secured free mulch to level the “gallery” floor. Further, on December 2nd she and fellow Pyramid Artist Gretchen Schermerhorn open the site’s first exhibition: Water Works.
 
Water Works focuses on the gallery’s proximity to the defunct pumping station and the importance of clean, clear water to Takoma Park’s founder B.F. Gilbert. Ittner and Schermerhorn are creating a cyanotype /screenprint installation that utilizes imagery of the era sourced from Historic Takoma. For their cyanotypes (photographic prints exposed in the sun) they drew inspiration from Sligo Creek Park, using found rocks and sand. The work will be mounted to the walls of the gallery in an installation that will weather and change in the open-air.
 
In tandem with the exhibition, a self-guided walking tour encourages visitors to be present in historically significant spots. Sepia-toned prints are waiting to be discovered in the very spots where the original photos were taken in the 1900s. Highlights include spotting the circular foundation of the filtration building, and envisioning Washington Adventist’s sanitarium—an architectural gem razed in 1982—at the top of the hill near the creek.
 
Pump House Pop-Up gallery is made possible by the City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program, Giuseppe Cimmino, and Historic Takoma. A second exhibition is scheduled for May 5 – July 4, 2018. A call for entries from local talent will be issued in early December.
 
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Item: Opportunity for Prince George's County artists
Date: 14 November 2017, 5:00 am
Bring It! is the 2018 annual exhibition of artwork by Prince George’s County Artists in the Prince George’s Delegation of the Lowe House Office Building, in Annapolis. It serves as a reminder to our lawmakers about the importance of the arts, and offers daily, moral support through the power of art as they work on our behalf throughout the legislative session.

We know how good the artists in Prince George’s County are. We just want to show everyone else. Rather than asking artists to respond to a theme, Bring It! Intends to demonstrate the broad range of artwork being created in our county, and to foster an inclusive spirit among the artists exhibiting together in the exhibition. So, Bring It! Show us your best two-dimensional artwork, and let us show it to the world.

APPLY ONLINE BY DEC 8 at:

submittable.com/submit" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit Ctrl+Click or tap to follow the link">https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit

ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Due to the nature of the exhibition space, only two-dimensional artworks that can be safely installed on hanging rods can be accepted.

HONORARIA
Each artist selected to participate will receive a $100 honorarium in appreciation of his/her contribution. Registration as a vendor with The M-NCPPC is required in order to receive payment. Honoraria are typically paid near the end of the exhibition.

EXHIBITION LOCATION
Prince George's Delegation office area
Lowe House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The full prospectus and contact information is online at  
https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit
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Item: Opportunity for nude artists (ha! ha!)
Date: 13 November 2017, 8:10 pm
Deadline: 12/17/17 

The Lexington Art League seeks submissions for its annual figure exhibition. For over 30 years the figure show continues to push the boundaries beyond the traditional ‘nude’ toward a deeper exploration of the human figure and experience. 

entry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4840" target="_blank">Brutal Beauty is a contemporary exhibition of the human figure that speaks to our innermost instincts for satisfaction, pleasure, and comfort through work that invites us to examine the qualities that we are unable to avoid, but often hide from others. This exhibition seeks to convey a rawness that is universal while revealing our desires and limitations in a boldly honest approach to the way we experience the human form.

Eligibility: 

International call. Open to all artists regardless of location, media, or experience level. 

Conditions: 

Artists are required to deliver artwork to the Lexington Art League, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY, 40505, by 5pm, January 15th, 2018. 

Artists picking up their artwork are required to do so between 3/13/18 - 3/14/18 from 10am and 4pm. 

If art is shipped to the gallery, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to the gallery. Return shipping will be paid by the Lexington Art League.

All accepted work must be ready to hang or display. Artists must provide written installation instructions for any artworks requiring special handing or installation methods. 

Artists may choose to make their work available for sale.  This is not a requirement.  All sales will be managed by the Lexington Art League for a 30% commission of the sale price. 

Submission Requirements: 

Artists may submit up to six works of art for consideration.  Each work may be considered separately, unless otherwise noted by artist that works must be shown as a complete collection.

Please keep the number of files submitted under 10 files (images at 300DPI/PPI.) Include image list with size, title, media, and date, artist statement, bio, and resume. No online cloud drive submissions will be accepted. Audio/video, files should be uploaded as seperate document with .html links in files upload section of application.

Submitted applications must be received by December 17th, 2017.  A contract will be sent upon acceptance. 

Entry Deadline: 12/17/17 11:59p.m. MST

Event Dates: 1/26/18 - 3/11/18

Deliver work by: 1/15/18

Shipping address: 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, Ky, 40505

Accepted applicants will be notified by December 21, 2017

Apply here.
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Item: Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Post-Graduate Residency Program
Date: 8 November 2017, 4:00 am
Now in its third year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s residency/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Post-Graduate Residency Program is the subject of Target Gallery’s newest exhibition. Target will feature the work of the four residents in a group exhibition, Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, December 3, 2017.
 
The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residency is a competitive program for recently graduated art students, housed in Studio 12, where four emerging artists have an opportunity to create and sell work, interact with the public, and build a network.
 
“The residency space provides artists with both studio resources and professional development opportunities in the critical period shortly after graduation,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of Target Gallery. “This culminating exhibition is both a celebration of their time here as well as a stepping stone to their professional career.”
 
The 2016 artists are: Fumi Amano, Lindsay Hall, Jay Hendrick, and Samantha Sethi. All were juried into the program by Kayn Miller, director of exhibitions at the Arlington Art Center.
 
Amano (October through December  | Virginia Commonwealth University) entered graduate school to expand her expertise with glass as a medium, but her work shifted more into the conceptual space as she began using her art as a primary means to express her emotions, given English is her second language. Her work is inspired by her strong desire for connection as well as a deep sense of loneliness. Through her performance work, she can speak to others beyond spoken language’s normal spectrum. Her performance series Worries of a 30-Year-Old Single captures the social pressure and anxiety she feels as an unmarried woman without children. Amano’s work Look at Me was featured in the Target Gallery group exhibition Please Touch in 2016.
 
Hall (July through September | Indiana University-Bloomington) creates creates colorfully titillating works that engage the notions of pleasure, beauty, and the perverse as they relate to the body, sexuality, and the intimacies and vulnerabilities of human interaction. She uses an eclectic range of materials including silicone, textiles, clay, spray paint, and glitter to combine contrasting textures, forms, and materials. She presents dualities: attraction/repulsion, hard/soft, feminine/masculine, interior/exterior, made/found. Her resulting pieces and installations fantasize these shared human experiences, often sugarcoating shame and disgust with humor and playfulness. Recent Target Gallery visitors will remember her piece Blinged Out in the Material as Medium group exhibition in 2016.
 
Hendrick (January through March | George Mason University) questions the value of value in his work. He creates paintings, then analyzes their importance, worth, and merit by exposing his work to different methods, such as digitization, duplication, and performance. His visual vocabulary is based on grids, a stable and reliable form, and color to assess the form’s value. His sundry palette draws from high and low culture, bringing together pop-music pink with cave-born ochers.  
 
Sethi (April through June | American University) explores the natural world around and humanity’s relationship with and impact on it. Her work reference a broader view of our world as a landscape both inhabited and studied by humankind, altered even as it is observed. In the exhibition, her sculpture, Cause and Effect, was constructed as a model of an “iceberg”. The blue polystyrene foam is an effective thermal insulator and commonly used as building insulation It’s also used for sculpture, but is typically coated and concealed. In Sethi’s sculpture, it remains visible as part of the content. Polystyrene foam, untreated, naturally has an icy appearance. Rather than produce a realistic reproduction, this work was imagined as an “in process” theatrical monument to the icebergs or as a form to protect them from rising temperatures.
 
About the Artists

Fumi Amano
completed her undergraduate studies in art education at the University of Education in Aichi before refining studies of her medium at Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan, and at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Amano has won several awards including best student work at Niijima Glass Art Festival in Tokyo and also at Pilchuck Glass School. Her work was selected at the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan; the Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama, Japan; and the Itami Craft Triennial in Osaka, Japan. She has shown her work in group and solo exhibitions in both the U.S. and Japan. She completed her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2017.
 
Lindsay Hall, a West Coast native, is currently based in Arlington, Virginia. She received a MFA in Painting from Indiana University in 2016, as well as a BFA in Painting and Drawing (2012) and a BA in Journalism and Media Studies (2010) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York, the New Hampshire Institute of Arts, and Kent State University in Ohio and will be featured in a summer 2017 issue of Studio Visit magazine. Lindsay Hall has co-curated group exhibitions in Indiana and New York. She received the Ilknur P. Ralston Memorial Award in Visual Arts in 2016.
 
Jay Hendrick, based in Fairfax, Virginia, has shown work in the U.S., England, and Japan and his work was featured in New American Painting. In 2015, Hendrick received his MFA from George Mason University. He completed his undergraduate degree with Abilene Christian University in Texas with degrees in applied studies and a bachelor’s of fine art. He teaches at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Virginia, and is a contributing writer for East City Art.
 
Samantha Sethi is a multi-media artist working primarily in drawing, installation, sculpture, and video. Sethi received her MFA from American University where she explored concepts of ephemerality, entropy, human impact on the environment, mapping, and our experience of time. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she lived and worked until moving to Washington DC in 2013. She is currently based out of Baltimore, MD where she is currently an Artist - In Residence at Creative Alliance.
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Item: New portraits
Date: 7 November 2017, 4:00 am
The latest version of the annual exhibition, “Recent Acquisitions”, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will displays the newest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are represented in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and new media. This installation will be on view from Nov. 17 through Nov. 4, 2018.
 
These most recent acquisitions join more than 22,000 others in the Portrait Gallery’s collection to represent the numerous individuals who have made a significant impact on the history and culture of the United States. Subjects include the lawyer Francis Scott Key who penned the lyrics for the “Star-Spangled Banner”; former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright; actress Gertrude Jeannette; university president Norman Francis; photographer Harry Callahan; fashion designer Ralph Lauren; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno.
 
The list of the objects is here. More information below and attached.
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Item: Call for Artists
Date: 5 November 2017, 1:48 pm
Deadline for submissions is January 22, 2018

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in the annual Juried Silent Art Auction Exhibit as part of the Arts Council’s annual fundraising gala, Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. The Silent Auction shines a spotlight on Howard County’s diverse and talented visual arts community at this important event.
 
All 2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists, 18 years or older, residing, working, or studying in Howard County; HCAC members; and artists who have exhibited in Howard County in the last year are eligible to submit.
 
Visual artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, jewelers, and photographers. Artists will be selected by the silent auction committee who may also invite artists who are eligible to participate. This showcase of artists in Howard County has proven to be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent in the community and is also a successful fundraiser to support art programs, exhibitions, and organizations in the county.
 
This year’s Celebration will be held at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 6-10pm. The Silent Auction exhibit will be presented in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The final bid for each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and the Arts Council. Last year’s Silent Auction resulted in $10,690 in sales, with 70 pieces sold.
 
For more information or to submit an entry, visit hocoarts.org; to have a prospectus delivered via postal mail or email, please call 410-313-ARTS (2787).
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Item: Late Fall shows at AU
Date: 4 November 2017, 1:39 pm
Late fall shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Nov. 11. Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

The first exhibit to open, RADIX: THE ETERNAL FEMININE, is curated by Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D. RADIX is a collaboration of three Washington artists: Anne Marchand, Pat Goslee and Cianne Fragione. The exhibit features the concept of the Eternal Feminine as an original, dynamic and cosmic force, in paintings and assemblages. Defying simple definition, this concept has different but analogous meanings for each artist. Each artist employs contemporary and abstract terms to express feminine energy from her own perspective. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 30 from 6-7 p.m.

The second exhibit, THE TRAWICK PRIZE, features award-winning Washington art in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art space of the museum. Established by Carol Trawick, a community activist from Montgomery County, Md., the prize rewards some of the most talented artists from the Washington area. THE TRAWICK PRIZE exhibit features new works by the “Best in Show” recipients from the last 15 years: Lauren Adams, Richard Cleaver, Larry Cook, Neil Feather, Mia Feurer, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Gary Kachadourian, Maggie Michael, Jonathan Monaghan, Jiha Moon, David Page, James Rieck, Jo Smail and Rene Trevino. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 11 from 5-6 p.m.

The museum is excited to display new acquisitions to its ROTHFELD COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART. Part of the American University Museum’s permanent collection, the Rothfeld Collection is designed to inspire dialog about political and cultural issues involving Israel, through paintings, sculptures, and mixed media work of prominent and emerging Israeli artists. The exhibit features an array of work from the collection as well as recent acquisitions by artists Melanie Daniel, Tal Shochat, Lihi Turjeman, and Alon Kedem.

The show runs concurrently with an exhibit of Arab modern and contemporary art, BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION. The Rothfeld Collection was originally gifted to the AU Museum by Donald Rothfeld in 2011, and it has been growing ever since.

Continuing at AU Museum through Dec. 17 are: BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION; WILLIAM WOODWARD: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS; and TETHERED TO THE CRADLE: KINETIC WORK BY CHRISTOPHER CARTER.
MUSEUM INFORMATION, HOURS, LOCATION: The American University Museum is a three-story public museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum has a permanent collection that highlights the donors’ holdings and AU’s Watkins Collection and Rothfeld Collection. Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art.
The Katzen Museum Store is open during museum hours plus one hour before select special events. Visitors may purchase books, catalogs, and prints related to past and current exhibitions, as well as fine crafts and other one-of-a-kind objects by predominantly local artisans.

The Katzen Arts Center, named for Washington-area benefactors Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus Katzen, brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one space. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the Katzen includes the museum, the Abramson Family Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, a dance studio, an electronics studio, artists’ studios, rehearsal space, and classrooms.

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-885-1300 or look on the Web at www.american.edu/cas/museum. Follow the museum on Facebook (facebook.com/AmericanUniversityMuseum), on Twitter (@AUMuseum_Katzen), or on Instagram (AUMuseum_Katzen).
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Item: Virginia Commission for the Arts: Application Assistance Workshops
Date: 30 October 2017, 5:00 am
Virginia Commission for the Arts Presents Statewide  
Application Assistance Workshops
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in November and December 2017. Workshop locations include: Fredericksburg, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Emory, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg.
 
VCA staff will provide an overview of grant programs, including information about the new Online Grant Application System as well as updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, and general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March and April 2018 application deadlines.
 
Workshops are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required. Attendance is not required in order to apply for Commission funding; however, workshops can be helpful for first-time applicants preparing requests for:
  • General Operating Support Grants for Arts Organizations
  •  Project Grants
  •  Local Government Challenge Grants
  •  Artists In Education and AIE Express Grants
  •  Technical Assistance Grants
  •  Touring Assistance for Presenters
  •  Applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Artist Roster
  • Artist Fellowships
 Participants are encouraged to read theOnline Guidelines for Fundingand preview the Online Application Webinar and Tutorials here: http://www.arts.virginia.gov/grants.html. Those persons requiring the services of an interpreter for the hearing impaired should contact the Commission office at least one week in advance of the workshop.
 
Virginia Commission for the Arts Application Assistance Workshops will be held in the following locations:(Note: for specific directions or details for parking for the workshop you wish to attend, please contact the host sites directly in advance of the meeting day.)
 
Area 4B  Fredericksburg
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Fredericksburg Public Library  
1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
 
Area 5   Richmond 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 10am-12noon                  
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center Parlor
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1400; www.vmfa.state.va.us
                                                                                                              
Area 4A   Arlington 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Arlington Arts Center             
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Silver & Orange Lines: Virginia Square 
(703) 248-6800;
www.arlingtonartscenter.org
 
Area 6 Newport News
Friday, December 8, 2017; 10 am to noon
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 596-817; https://pfac-va.org/
 
Area 2 Lynchburg
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Academy Center for the Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 846-8499; www.academycenter.org
 
Area 1  Emory
Wednesday, December 13, 2017; 10 am-12noon
McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College
30481 Garnand Drive, Emory, VA 24327
(276) 944-6333; www.ehc.edu/mca/
 
Area 3  Harrisonburg
Thursday, December 14, 2017; noon-2pm
The Ice House, Meeting Room 117
127 West Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-4696; Parking in the Bruce Street garage, one half block from the Ice House
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grants to arts and other not-for-profit arts organizations, educational institutions, educators, artists, and local governments. For more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit www.arts.virginia.gov or call (804) 225-3132
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Item: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - Apply today!
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:30 am
 
Deadline to Apply: Dec. 15, 2017
 
Chosen artists have the opportunity to be featured at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018 
The 15th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be on Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018, in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. The festival features 130 booth spaces. 

Submit 6 images (a booth shot is required) for your chance to purchase a booth and join some of our best local artists sell their work at this two day festival. 
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Item: FY18 Curatorial Grant Program
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:00 am
DEADLINE REMINDER: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017, 4:00 PM ET 
 
Applications for the FY18 Curatorial Grant Program are still being accepting. This grant provides support to qualified individual curators in the visual arts for exhibition proposals intended for presentation in CAH's 200 I Street Galleries, Lobby Gallery, which is a District-owned exhibition space located at 200 I (Eye) Street, SE Washington, DC, 20003. Visit their website to learn more and submit an application. Early submissions are highly encouraged.
Curatorial Grant Program (individuals) 
The Curatorial Grant Program aims to provide a greater opportunity for the development and public presentation of visual art exhibitions by District resident curators.  Through grant support and access to a contemporary exhibition space, CAH intends to serve the District's residents by presenting compelling exhibition concepts of resident curators. 
 
For complete guidelines on available grant programs and to submit an application, visit Current Funding Opportunities online at www.dcarts.dc.gov.
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Item: Amateur Photog of the Year
Date: 20 November 2017, 4:30 am
Deadline: November 30, 2017

The contest is organized by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine. It is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme. The competition is open to all amateur photographers. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted. The first entry to each round is free.

Details: http://bitly.com/2qpPtDH
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Item: Frankenart!
Date: 19 November 2017, 1:13 pm
Deadline: November 30, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL

A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee.

Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof
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Item: Pyramid Atlantic Opens Outdoor Pop Up Gallery in Takoma Park
Date: 17 November 2017, 4:00 am
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center – with funding from City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program —will create a pop-up art gallery in a 177sq. ft. open air site, likely a former garage, which cuts into the slope of Hilltop Road. The site is close by the defunct Sligo Creek Water Works, which pumped water to residents as far away as Kensington from 1900 to 1930. The first of two planned exhibitions on this site, Water Works, opens December 2.
Pump House Pop-Up opens its first exhibition, Water Works, on December 2 with a reception from 2 – 4 pm (Rain date: Sunday, December 3). Water Works runs through March 3. The outdoor gallery is open to the public daily and located at Hilltop Road between Maple and Geneva Avenues in Takoma Park, MD. More at pyramidatlanticartscenter.org or 301-608-9101.
 
Pump House Pop-Up is the brainchild of Pyramid Atlantic Artist Marty Ittner, a Takoma Park resident of 17 years. “This space was waiting to be a gallery,” remarks Ittner, who has walked past the structure almost daily for over a decade. “I’m an artist and I saw an opportunity. It was just sitting there doing nothing! I wanted to transform it to be something else.”
 
It took Ittner two years to get around to slipping a little note into the mailbox of her neighbor on whose property this should-be gallery sits. “He emailed me right back!” After getting permission from the site owner, and convincing Pyramid Atlantic and the City of Takoma Park of the undertaking, Ittner’s work truly began. She convinced the Department of Public Works to clear the site of large rocks, spent 8 hours clearing the ground by hand of about 4 inches of packed debris (mostly glass), and secured free mulch to level the “gallery” floor. Further, on December 2nd she and fellow Pyramid Artist Gretchen Schermerhorn open the site’s first exhibition: Water Works.
 
Water Works focuses on the gallery’s proximity to the defunct pumping station and the importance of clean, clear water to Takoma Park’s founder B.F. Gilbert. Ittner and Schermerhorn are creating a cyanotype /screenprint installation that utilizes imagery of the era sourced from Historic Takoma. For their cyanotypes (photographic prints exposed in the sun) they drew inspiration from Sligo Creek Park, using found rocks and sand. The work will be mounted to the walls of the gallery in an installation that will weather and change in the open-air.
 
In tandem with the exhibition, a self-guided walking tour encourages visitors to be present in historically significant spots. Sepia-toned prints are waiting to be discovered in the very spots where the original photos were taken in the 1900s. Highlights include spotting the circular foundation of the filtration building, and envisioning Washington Adventist’s sanitarium—an architectural gem razed in 1982—at the top of the hill near the creek.
 
Pump House Pop-Up gallery is made possible by the City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program, Giuseppe Cimmino, and Historic Takoma. A second exhibition is scheduled for May 5 – July 4, 2018. A call for entries from local talent will be issued in early December.
 
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Item: Opportunity for Prince George's County artists
Date: 14 November 2017, 5:00 am
Bring It! is the 2018 annual exhibition of artwork by Prince George’s County Artists in the Prince George’s Delegation of the Lowe House Office Building, in Annapolis. It serves as a reminder to our lawmakers about the importance of the arts, and offers daily, moral support through the power of art as they work on our behalf throughout the legislative session.

We know how good the artists in Prince George’s County are. We just want to show everyone else. Rather than asking artists to respond to a theme, Bring It! Intends to demonstrate the broad range of artwork being created in our county, and to foster an inclusive spirit among the artists exhibiting together in the exhibition. So, Bring It! Show us your best two-dimensional artwork, and let us show it to the world.

APPLY ONLINE BY DEC 8 at:

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ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Due to the nature of the exhibition space, only two-dimensional artworks that can be safely installed on hanging rods can be accepted.

HONORARIA
Each artist selected to participate will receive a $100 honorarium in appreciation of his/her contribution. Registration as a vendor with The M-NCPPC is required in order to receive payment. Honoraria are typically paid near the end of the exhibition.

EXHIBITION LOCATION
Prince George's Delegation office area
Lowe House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The full prospectus and contact information is online at  
https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit
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Item: Opportunity for nude artists (ha! ha!)
Date: 13 November 2017, 8:10 pm
Deadline: 12/17/17 

The Lexington Art League seeks submissions for its annual figure exhibition. For over 30 years the figure show continues to push the boundaries beyond the traditional ‘nude’ toward a deeper exploration of the human figure and experience. 

entry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4840" target="_blank">Brutal Beauty is a contemporary exhibition of the human figure that speaks to our innermost instincts for satisfaction, pleasure, and comfort through work that invites us to examine the qualities that we are unable to avoid, but often hide from others. This exhibition seeks to convey a rawness that is universal while revealing our desires and limitations in a boldly honest approach to the way we experience the human form.

Eligibility: 

International call. Open to all artists regardless of location, media, or experience level. 

Conditions: 

Artists are required to deliver artwork to the Lexington Art League, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY, 40505, by 5pm, January 15th, 2018. 

Artists picking up their artwork are required to do so between 3/13/18 - 3/14/18 from 10am and 4pm. 

If art is shipped to the gallery, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to the gallery. Return shipping will be paid by the Lexington Art League.

All accepted work must be ready to hang or display. Artists must provide written installation instructions for any artworks requiring special handing or installation methods. 

Artists may choose to make their work available for sale.  This is not a requirement.  All sales will be managed by the Lexington Art League for a 30% commission of the sale price. 

Submission Requirements: 

Artists may submit up to six works of art for consideration.  Each work may be considered separately, unless otherwise noted by artist that works must be shown as a complete collection.

Please keep the number of files submitted under 10 files (images at 300DPI/PPI.) Include image list with size, title, media, and date, artist statement, bio, and resume. No online cloud drive submissions will be accepted. Audio/video, files should be uploaded as seperate document with .html links in files upload section of application.

Submitted applications must be received by December 17th, 2017.  A contract will be sent upon acceptance. 

Entry Deadline: 12/17/17 11:59p.m. MST

Event Dates: 1/26/18 - 3/11/18

Deliver work by: 1/15/18

Shipping address: 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, Ky, 40505

Accepted applicants will be notified by December 21, 2017

Apply here.
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Item: Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Post-Graduate Residency Program
Date: 8 November 2017, 4:00 am
Now in its third year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s residency/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Post-Graduate Residency Program is the subject of Target Gallery’s newest exhibition. Target will feature the work of the four residents in a group exhibition, Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, December 3, 2017.
 
The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residency is a competitive program for recently graduated art students, housed in Studio 12, where four emerging artists have an opportunity to create and sell work, interact with the public, and build a network.
 
“The residency space provides artists with both studio resources and professional development opportunities in the critical period shortly after graduation,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of Target Gallery. “This culminating exhibition is both a celebration of their time here as well as a stepping stone to their professional career.”
 
The 2016 artists are: Fumi Amano, Lindsay Hall, Jay Hendrick, and Samantha Sethi. All were juried into the program by Kayn Miller, director of exhibitions at the Arlington Art Center.
 
Amano (October through December  | Virginia Commonwealth University) entered graduate school to expand her expertise with glass as a medium, but her work shifted more into the conceptual space as she began using her art as a primary means to express her emotions, given English is her second language. Her work is inspired by her strong desire for connection as well as a deep sense of loneliness. Through her performance work, she can speak to others beyond spoken language’s normal spectrum. Her performance series Worries of a 30-Year-Old Single captures the social pressure and anxiety she feels as an unmarried woman without children. Amano’s work Look at Me was featured in the Target Gallery group exhibition Please Touch in 2016.
 
Hall (July through September | Indiana University-Bloomington) creates creates colorfully titillating works that engage the notions of pleasure, beauty, and the perverse as they relate to the body, sexuality, and the intimacies and vulnerabilities of human interaction. She uses an eclectic range of materials including silicone, textiles, clay, spray paint, and glitter to combine contrasting textures, forms, and materials. She presents dualities: attraction/repulsion, hard/soft, feminine/masculine, interior/exterior, made/found. Her resulting pieces and installations fantasize these shared human experiences, often sugarcoating shame and disgust with humor and playfulness. Recent Target Gallery visitors will remember her piece Blinged Out in the Material as Medium group exhibition in 2016.
 
Hendrick (January through March | George Mason University) questions the value of value in his work. He creates paintings, then analyzes their importance, worth, and merit by exposing his work to different methods, such as digitization, duplication, and performance. His visual vocabulary is based on grids, a stable and reliable form, and color to assess the form’s value. His sundry palette draws from high and low culture, bringing together pop-music pink with cave-born ochers.  
 
Sethi (April through June | American University) explores the natural world around and humanity’s relationship with and impact on it. Her work reference a broader view of our world as a landscape both inhabited and studied by humankind, altered even as it is observed. In the exhibition, her sculpture, Cause and Effect, was constructed as a model of an “iceberg”. The blue polystyrene foam is an effective thermal insulator and commonly used as building insulation It’s also used for sculpture, but is typically coated and concealed. In Sethi’s sculpture, it remains visible as part of the content. Polystyrene foam, untreated, naturally has an icy appearance. Rather than produce a realistic reproduction, this work was imagined as an “in process” theatrical monument to the icebergs or as a form to protect them from rising temperatures.
 
About the Artists

Fumi Amano
completed her undergraduate studies in art education at the University of Education in Aichi before refining studies of her medium at Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan, and at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Amano has won several awards including best student work at Niijima Glass Art Festival in Tokyo and also at Pilchuck Glass School. Her work was selected at the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan; the Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama, Japan; and the Itami Craft Triennial in Osaka, Japan. She has shown her work in group and solo exhibitions in both the U.S. and Japan. She completed her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2017.
 
Lindsay Hall, a West Coast native, is currently based in Arlington, Virginia. She received a MFA in Painting from Indiana University in 2016, as well as a BFA in Painting and Drawing (2012) and a BA in Journalism and Media Studies (2010) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York, the New Hampshire Institute of Arts, and Kent State University in Ohio and will be featured in a summer 2017 issue of Studio Visit magazine. Lindsay Hall has co-curated group exhibitions in Indiana and New York. She received the Ilknur P. Ralston Memorial Award in Visual Arts in 2016.
 
Jay Hendrick, based in Fairfax, Virginia, has shown work in the U.S., England, and Japan and his work was featured in New American Painting. In 2015, Hendrick received his MFA from George Mason University. He completed his undergraduate degree with Abilene Christian University in Texas with degrees in applied studies and a bachelor’s of fine art. He teaches at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Virginia, and is a contributing writer for East City Art.
 
Samantha Sethi is a multi-media artist working primarily in drawing, installation, sculpture, and video. Sethi received her MFA from American University where she explored concepts of ephemerality, entropy, human impact on the environment, mapping, and our experience of time. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she lived and worked until moving to Washington DC in 2013. She is currently based out of Baltimore, MD where she is currently an Artist - In Residence at Creative Alliance.
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Item: New portraits
Date: 7 November 2017, 4:00 am
The latest version of the annual exhibition, “Recent Acquisitions”, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will displays the newest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are represented in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and new media. This installation will be on view from Nov. 17 through Nov. 4, 2018.
 
These most recent acquisitions join more than 22,000 others in the Portrait Gallery’s collection to represent the numerous individuals who have made a significant impact on the history and culture of the United States. Subjects include the lawyer Francis Scott Key who penned the lyrics for the “Star-Spangled Banner”; former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright; actress Gertrude Jeannette; university president Norman Francis; photographer Harry Callahan; fashion designer Ralph Lauren; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno.
 
The list of the objects is here. More information below and attached.
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Item: Call for Artists
Date: 5 November 2017, 1:48 pm
Deadline for submissions is January 22, 2018

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in the annual Juried Silent Art Auction Exhibit as part of the Arts Council’s annual fundraising gala, Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. The Silent Auction shines a spotlight on Howard County’s diverse and talented visual arts community at this important event.
 
All 2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists, 18 years or older, residing, working, or studying in Howard County; HCAC members; and artists who have exhibited in Howard County in the last year are eligible to submit.
 
Visual artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, jewelers, and photographers. Artists will be selected by the silent auction committee who may also invite artists who are eligible to participate. This showcase of artists in Howard County has proven to be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent in the community and is also a successful fundraiser to support art programs, exhibitions, and organizations in the county.
 
This year’s Celebration will be held at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 6-10pm. The Silent Auction exhibit will be presented in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The final bid for each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and the Arts Council. Last year’s Silent Auction resulted in $10,690 in sales, with 70 pieces sold.
 
For more information or to submit an entry, visit hocoarts.org; to have a prospectus delivered via postal mail or email, please call 410-313-ARTS (2787).
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Item: Late Fall shows at AU
Date: 4 November 2017, 1:39 pm
Late fall shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Nov. 11. Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

The first exhibit to open, RADIX: THE ETERNAL FEMININE, is curated by Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D. RADIX is a collaboration of three Washington artists: Anne Marchand, Pat Goslee and Cianne Fragione. The exhibit features the concept of the Eternal Feminine as an original, dynamic and cosmic force, in paintings and assemblages. Defying simple definition, this concept has different but analogous meanings for each artist. Each artist employs contemporary and abstract terms to express feminine energy from her own perspective. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 30 from 6-7 p.m.

The second exhibit, THE TRAWICK PRIZE, features award-winning Washington art in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art space of the museum. Established by Carol Trawick, a community activist from Montgomery County, Md., the prize rewards some of the most talented artists from the Washington area. THE TRAWICK PRIZE exhibit features new works by the “Best in Show” recipients from the last 15 years: Lauren Adams, Richard Cleaver, Larry Cook, Neil Feather, Mia Feurer, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Gary Kachadourian, Maggie Michael, Jonathan Monaghan, Jiha Moon, David Page, James Rieck, Jo Smail and Rene Trevino. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 11 from 5-6 p.m.

The museum is excited to display new acquisitions to its ROTHFELD COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART. Part of the American University Museum’s permanent collection, the Rothfeld Collection is designed to inspire dialog about political and cultural issues involving Israel, through paintings, sculptures, and mixed media work of prominent and emerging Israeli artists. The exhibit features an array of work from the collection as well as recent acquisitions by artists Melanie Daniel, Tal Shochat, Lihi Turjeman, and Alon Kedem.

The show runs concurrently with an exhibit of Arab modern and contemporary art, BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION. The Rothfeld Collection was originally gifted to the AU Museum by Donald Rothfeld in 2011, and it has been growing ever since.

Continuing at AU Museum through Dec. 17 are: BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION; WILLIAM WOODWARD: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS; and TETHERED TO THE CRADLE: KINETIC WORK BY CHRISTOPHER CARTER.
MUSEUM INFORMATION, HOURS, LOCATION: The American University Museum is a three-story public museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum has a permanent collection that highlights the donors’ holdings and AU’s Watkins Collection and Rothfeld Collection. Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art.
The Katzen Museum Store is open during museum hours plus one hour before select special events. Visitors may purchase books, catalogs, and prints related to past and current exhibitions, as well as fine crafts and other one-of-a-kind objects by predominantly local artisans.

The Katzen Arts Center, named for Washington-area benefactors Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus Katzen, brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one space. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the Katzen includes the museum, the Abramson Family Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, a dance studio, an electronics studio, artists’ studios, rehearsal space, and classrooms.

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-885-1300 or look on the Web at www.american.edu/cas/museum. Follow the museum on Facebook (facebook.com/AmericanUniversityMuseum), on Twitter (@AUMuseum_Katzen), or on Instagram (AUMuseum_Katzen).
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Item: Virginia Commission for the Arts: Application Assistance Workshops
Date: 30 October 2017, 5:00 am
Virginia Commission for the Arts Presents Statewide  
Application Assistance Workshops
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in November and December 2017. Workshop locations include: Fredericksburg, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Emory, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg.
 
VCA staff will provide an overview of grant programs, including information about the new Online Grant Application System as well as updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, and general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March and April 2018 application deadlines.
 
Workshops are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required. Attendance is not required in order to apply for Commission funding; however, workshops can be helpful for first-time applicants preparing requests for:
  • General Operating Support Grants for Arts Organizations
  •  Project Grants
  •  Local Government Challenge Grants
  •  Artists In Education and AIE Express Grants
  •  Technical Assistance Grants
  •  Touring Assistance for Presenters
  •  Applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Artist Roster
  • Artist Fellowships
 Participants are encouraged to read theOnline Guidelines for Fundingand preview the Online Application Webinar and Tutorials here: http://www.arts.virginia.gov/grants.html. Those persons requiring the services of an interpreter for the hearing impaired should contact the Commission office at least one week in advance of the workshop.
 
Virginia Commission for the Arts Application Assistance Workshops will be held in the following locations:(Note: for specific directions or details for parking for the workshop you wish to attend, please contact the host sites directly in advance of the meeting day.)
 
Area 4B  Fredericksburg
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Fredericksburg Public Library  
1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
 
Area 5   Richmond 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 10am-12noon                  
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center Parlor
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1400; www.vmfa.state.va.us
                                                                                                              
Area 4A   Arlington 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Arlington Arts Center             
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Silver & Orange Lines: Virginia Square 
(703) 248-6800;
www.arlingtonartscenter.org
 
Area 6 Newport News
Friday, December 8, 2017; 10 am to noon
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 596-817; https://pfac-va.org/
 
Area 2 Lynchburg
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Academy Center for the Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 846-8499; www.academycenter.org
 
Area 1  Emory
Wednesday, December 13, 2017; 10 am-12noon
McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College
30481 Garnand Drive, Emory, VA 24327
(276) 944-6333; www.ehc.edu/mca/
 
Area 3  Harrisonburg
Thursday, December 14, 2017; noon-2pm
The Ice House, Meeting Room 117
127 West Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-4696; Parking in the Bruce Street garage, one half block from the Ice House
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grants to arts and other not-for-profit arts organizations, educational institutions, educators, artists, and local governments. For more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit www.arts.virginia.gov or call (804) 225-3132
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Item: OPA's 27th National Juried Exhibition - Steamboat Springs, CO
$100,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
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Item: 44th Omaha Summer Arts Festival - Omaha, NE
$2,500 in cash merit awards. Deadline: Jan 15, 2018
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Item: Fantastic Fibers - Paducah, KY
$1,900 in awards. Deadline: Feb 16, 2018
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Item: Good Hart Artist Residency - Good Hart, MI
Live/work studio space in quiet setting, food, $500 stipend. Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
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Item: Expressions! - Tracy, CA
$2,100 in awards. Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
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Item: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - Apply today!
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:30 am
 
Deadline to Apply: Dec. 15, 2017
 
Chosen artists have the opportunity to be featured at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018 
The 15th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be on Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018, in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. The festival features 130 booth spaces. 

Submit 6 images (a booth shot is required) for your chance to purchase a booth and join some of our best local artists sell their work at this two day festival. 
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Item: FY18 Curatorial Grant Program
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:00 am
DEADLINE REMINDER: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017, 4:00 PM ET 
 
Applications for the FY18 Curatorial Grant Program are still being accepting. This grant provides support to qualified individual curators in the visual arts for exhibition proposals intended for presentation in CAH's 200 I Street Galleries, Lobby Gallery, which is a District-owned exhibition space located at 200 I (Eye) Street, SE Washington, DC, 20003. Visit their website to learn more and submit an application. Early submissions are highly encouraged.
Curatorial Grant Program (individuals) 
The Curatorial Grant Program aims to provide a greater opportunity for the development and public presentation of visual art exhibitions by District resident curators.  Through grant support and access to a contemporary exhibition space, CAH intends to serve the District's residents by presenting compelling exhibition concepts of resident curators. 
 
For complete guidelines on available grant programs and to submit an application, visit Current Funding Opportunities online at www.dcarts.dc.gov.
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Item: Amateur Photog of the Year
Date: 20 November 2017, 4:30 am
Deadline: November 30, 2017

The contest is organized by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine. It is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme. The competition is open to all amateur photographers. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted. The first entry to each round is free.

Details: http://bitly.com/2qpPtDH
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Item: Frankenart!
Date: 19 November 2017, 1:13 pm
Deadline: November 30, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL

A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee.

Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof
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Item: Pyramid Atlantic Opens Outdoor Pop Up Gallery in Takoma Park
Date: 17 November 2017, 4:00 am
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center – with funding from City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program —will create a pop-up art gallery in a 177sq. ft. open air site, likely a former garage, which cuts into the slope of Hilltop Road. The site is close by the defunct Sligo Creek Water Works, which pumped water to residents as far away as Kensington from 1900 to 1930. The first of two planned exhibitions on this site, Water Works, opens December 2.
Pump House Pop-Up opens its first exhibition, Water Works, on December 2 with a reception from 2 – 4 pm (Rain date: Sunday, December 3). Water Works runs through March 3. The outdoor gallery is open to the public daily and located at Hilltop Road between Maple and Geneva Avenues in Takoma Park, MD. More at pyramidatlanticartscenter.org or 301-608-9101.
 
Pump House Pop-Up is the brainchild of Pyramid Atlantic Artist Marty Ittner, a Takoma Park resident of 17 years. “This space was waiting to be a gallery,” remarks Ittner, who has walked past the structure almost daily for over a decade. “I’m an artist and I saw an opportunity. It was just sitting there doing nothing! I wanted to transform it to be something else.”
 
It took Ittner two years to get around to slipping a little note into the mailbox of her neighbor on whose property this should-be gallery sits. “He emailed me right back!” After getting permission from the site owner, and convincing Pyramid Atlantic and the City of Takoma Park of the undertaking, Ittner’s work truly began. She convinced the Department of Public Works to clear the site of large rocks, spent 8 hours clearing the ground by hand of about 4 inches of packed debris (mostly glass), and secured free mulch to level the “gallery” floor. Further, on December 2nd she and fellow Pyramid Artist Gretchen Schermerhorn open the site’s first exhibition: Water Works.
 
Water Works focuses on the gallery’s proximity to the defunct pumping station and the importance of clean, clear water to Takoma Park’s founder B.F. Gilbert. Ittner and Schermerhorn are creating a cyanotype /screenprint installation that utilizes imagery of the era sourced from Historic Takoma. For their cyanotypes (photographic prints exposed in the sun) they drew inspiration from Sligo Creek Park, using found rocks and sand. The work will be mounted to the walls of the gallery in an installation that will weather and change in the open-air.
 
In tandem with the exhibition, a self-guided walking tour encourages visitors to be present in historically significant spots. Sepia-toned prints are waiting to be discovered in the very spots where the original photos were taken in the 1900s. Highlights include spotting the circular foundation of the filtration building, and envisioning Washington Adventist’s sanitarium—an architectural gem razed in 1982—at the top of the hill near the creek.
 
Pump House Pop-Up gallery is made possible by the City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program, Giuseppe Cimmino, and Historic Takoma. A second exhibition is scheduled for May 5 – July 4, 2018. A call for entries from local talent will be issued in early December.
 
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Item: Opportunity for Prince George's County artists
Date: 14 November 2017, 5:00 am
Bring It! is the 2018 annual exhibition of artwork by Prince George’s County Artists in the Prince George’s Delegation of the Lowe House Office Building, in Annapolis. It serves as a reminder to our lawmakers about the importance of the arts, and offers daily, moral support through the power of art as they work on our behalf throughout the legislative session.

We know how good the artists in Prince George’s County are. We just want to show everyone else. Rather than asking artists to respond to a theme, Bring It! Intends to demonstrate the broad range of artwork being created in our county, and to foster an inclusive spirit among the artists exhibiting together in the exhibition. So, Bring It! Show us your best two-dimensional artwork, and let us show it to the world.

APPLY ONLINE BY DEC 8 at:

submittable.com/submit" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit Ctrl+Click or tap to follow the link">https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit

ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Due to the nature of the exhibition space, only two-dimensional artworks that can be safely installed on hanging rods can be accepted.

HONORARIA
Each artist selected to participate will receive a $100 honorarium in appreciation of his/her contribution. Registration as a vendor with The M-NCPPC is required in order to receive payment. Honoraria are typically paid near the end of the exhibition.

EXHIBITION LOCATION
Prince George's Delegation office area
Lowe House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The full prospectus and contact information is online at  
https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit
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Item: Opportunity for nude artists (ha! ha!)
Date: 13 November 2017, 8:10 pm
Deadline: 12/17/17 

The Lexington Art League seeks submissions for its annual figure exhibition. For over 30 years the figure show continues to push the boundaries beyond the traditional ‘nude’ toward a deeper exploration of the human figure and experience. 

entry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4840" target="_blank">Brutal Beauty is a contemporary exhibition of the human figure that speaks to our innermost instincts for satisfaction, pleasure, and comfort through work that invites us to examine the qualities that we are unable to avoid, but often hide from others. This exhibition seeks to convey a rawness that is universal while revealing our desires and limitations in a boldly honest approach to the way we experience the human form.

Eligibility: 

International call. Open to all artists regardless of location, media, or experience level. 

Conditions: 

Artists are required to deliver artwork to the Lexington Art League, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY, 40505, by 5pm, January 15th, 2018. 

Artists picking up their artwork are required to do so between 3/13/18 - 3/14/18 from 10am and 4pm. 

If art is shipped to the gallery, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to the gallery. Return shipping will be paid by the Lexington Art League.

All accepted work must be ready to hang or display. Artists must provide written installation instructions for any artworks requiring special handing or installation methods. 

Artists may choose to make their work available for sale.  This is not a requirement.  All sales will be managed by the Lexington Art League for a 30% commission of the sale price. 

Submission Requirements: 

Artists may submit up to six works of art for consideration.  Each work may be considered separately, unless otherwise noted by artist that works must be shown as a complete collection.

Please keep the number of files submitted under 10 files (images at 300DPI/PPI.) Include image list with size, title, media, and date, artist statement, bio, and resume. No online cloud drive submissions will be accepted. Audio/video, files should be uploaded as seperate document with .html links in files upload section of application.

Submitted applications must be received by December 17th, 2017.  A contract will be sent upon acceptance. 

Entry Deadline: 12/17/17 11:59p.m. MST

Event Dates: 1/26/18 - 3/11/18

Deliver work by: 1/15/18

Shipping address: 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, Ky, 40505

Accepted applicants will be notified by December 21, 2017

Apply here.
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Item: Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Post-Graduate Residency Program
Date: 8 November 2017, 4:00 am
Now in its third year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s residency/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Post-Graduate Residency Program is the subject of Target Gallery’s newest exhibition. Target will feature the work of the four residents in a group exhibition, Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, December 3, 2017.
 
The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residency is a competitive program for recently graduated art students, housed in Studio 12, where four emerging artists have an opportunity to create and sell work, interact with the public, and build a network.
 
“The residency space provides artists with both studio resources and professional development opportunities in the critical period shortly after graduation,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of Target Gallery. “This culminating exhibition is both a celebration of their time here as well as a stepping stone to their professional career.”
 
The 2016 artists are: Fumi Amano, Lindsay Hall, Jay Hendrick, and Samantha Sethi. All were juried into the program by Kayn Miller, director of exhibitions at the Arlington Art Center.
 
Amano (October through December  | Virginia Commonwealth University) entered graduate school to expand her expertise with glass as a medium, but her work shifted more into the conceptual space as she began using her art as a primary means to express her emotions, given English is her second language. Her work is inspired by her strong desire for connection as well as a deep sense of loneliness. Through her performance work, she can speak to others beyond spoken language’s normal spectrum. Her performance series Worries of a 30-Year-Old Single captures the social pressure and anxiety she feels as an unmarried woman without children. Amano’s work Look at Me was featured in the Target Gallery group exhibition Please Touch in 2016.
 
Hall (July through September | Indiana University-Bloomington) creates creates colorfully titillating works that engage the notions of pleasure, beauty, and the perverse as they relate to the body, sexuality, and the intimacies and vulnerabilities of human interaction. She uses an eclectic range of materials including silicone, textiles, clay, spray paint, and glitter to combine contrasting textures, forms, and materials. She presents dualities: attraction/repulsion, hard/soft, feminine/masculine, interior/exterior, made/found. Her resulting pieces and installations fantasize these shared human experiences, often sugarcoating shame and disgust with humor and playfulness. Recent Target Gallery visitors will remember her piece Blinged Out in the Material as Medium group exhibition in 2016.
 
Hendrick (January through March | George Mason University) questions the value of value in his work. He creates paintings, then analyzes their importance, worth, and merit by exposing his work to different methods, such as digitization, duplication, and performance. His visual vocabulary is based on grids, a stable and reliable form, and color to assess the form’s value. His sundry palette draws from high and low culture, bringing together pop-music pink with cave-born ochers.  
 
Sethi (April through June | American University) explores the natural world around and humanity’s relationship with and impact on it. Her work reference a broader view of our world as a landscape both inhabited and studied by humankind, altered even as it is observed. In the exhibition, her sculpture, Cause and Effect, was constructed as a model of an “iceberg”. The blue polystyrene foam is an effective thermal insulator and commonly used as building insulation It’s also used for sculpture, but is typically coated and concealed. In Sethi’s sculpture, it remains visible as part of the content. Polystyrene foam, untreated, naturally has an icy appearance. Rather than produce a realistic reproduction, this work was imagined as an “in process” theatrical monument to the icebergs or as a form to protect them from rising temperatures.
 
About the Artists

Fumi Amano
completed her undergraduate studies in art education at the University of Education in Aichi before refining studies of her medium at Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan, and at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Amano has won several awards including best student work at Niijima Glass Art Festival in Tokyo and also at Pilchuck Glass School. Her work was selected at the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan; the Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama, Japan; and the Itami Craft Triennial in Osaka, Japan. She has shown her work in group and solo exhibitions in both the U.S. and Japan. She completed her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2017.
 
Lindsay Hall, a West Coast native, is currently based in Arlington, Virginia. She received a MFA in Painting from Indiana University in 2016, as well as a BFA in Painting and Drawing (2012) and a BA in Journalism and Media Studies (2010) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York, the New Hampshire Institute of Arts, and Kent State University in Ohio and will be featured in a summer 2017 issue of Studio Visit magazine. Lindsay Hall has co-curated group exhibitions in Indiana and New York. She received the Ilknur P. Ralston Memorial Award in Visual Arts in 2016.
 
Jay Hendrick, based in Fairfax, Virginia, has shown work in the U.S., England, and Japan and his work was featured in New American Painting. In 2015, Hendrick received his MFA from George Mason University. He completed his undergraduate degree with Abilene Christian University in Texas with degrees in applied studies and a bachelor’s of fine art. He teaches at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Virginia, and is a contributing writer for East City Art.
 
Samantha Sethi is a multi-media artist working primarily in drawing, installation, sculpture, and video. Sethi received her MFA from American University where she explored concepts of ephemerality, entropy, human impact on the environment, mapping, and our experience of time. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she lived and worked until moving to Washington DC in 2013. She is currently based out of Baltimore, MD where she is currently an Artist - In Residence at Creative Alliance.
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Item: New portraits
Date: 7 November 2017, 4:00 am
The latest version of the annual exhibition, “Recent Acquisitions”, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will displays the newest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are represented in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and new media. This installation will be on view from Nov. 17 through Nov. 4, 2018.
 
These most recent acquisitions join more than 22,000 others in the Portrait Gallery’s collection to represent the numerous individuals who have made a significant impact on the history and culture of the United States. Subjects include the lawyer Francis Scott Key who penned the lyrics for the “Star-Spangled Banner”; former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright; actress Gertrude Jeannette; university president Norman Francis; photographer Harry Callahan; fashion designer Ralph Lauren; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno.
 
The list of the objects is here. More information below and attached.
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Item: Call for Artists
Date: 5 November 2017, 1:48 pm
Deadline for submissions is January 22, 2018

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in the annual Juried Silent Art Auction Exhibit as part of the Arts Council’s annual fundraising gala, Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. The Silent Auction shines a spotlight on Howard County’s diverse and talented visual arts community at this important event.
 
All 2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists, 18 years or older, residing, working, or studying in Howard County; HCAC members; and artists who have exhibited in Howard County in the last year are eligible to submit.
 
Visual artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, jewelers, and photographers. Artists will be selected by the silent auction committee who may also invite artists who are eligible to participate. This showcase of artists in Howard County has proven to be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent in the community and is also a successful fundraiser to support art programs, exhibitions, and organizations in the county.
 
This year’s Celebration will be held at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 6-10pm. The Silent Auction exhibit will be presented in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The final bid for each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and the Arts Council. Last year’s Silent Auction resulted in $10,690 in sales, with 70 pieces sold.
 
For more information or to submit an entry, visit hocoarts.org; to have a prospectus delivered via postal mail or email, please call 410-313-ARTS (2787).
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Item: Late Fall shows at AU
Date: 4 November 2017, 1:39 pm
Late fall shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Nov. 11. Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

The first exhibit to open, RADIX: THE ETERNAL FEMININE, is curated by Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D. RADIX is a collaboration of three Washington artists: Anne Marchand, Pat Goslee and Cianne Fragione. The exhibit features the concept of the Eternal Feminine as an original, dynamic and cosmic force, in paintings and assemblages. Defying simple definition, this concept has different but analogous meanings for each artist. Each artist employs contemporary and abstract terms to express feminine energy from her own perspective. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 30 from 6-7 p.m.

The second exhibit, THE TRAWICK PRIZE, features award-winning Washington art in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art space of the museum. Established by Carol Trawick, a community activist from Montgomery County, Md., the prize rewards some of the most talented artists from the Washington area. THE TRAWICK PRIZE exhibit features new works by the “Best in Show” recipients from the last 15 years: Lauren Adams, Richard Cleaver, Larry Cook, Neil Feather, Mia Feurer, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Gary Kachadourian, Maggie Michael, Jonathan Monaghan, Jiha Moon, David Page, James Rieck, Jo Smail and Rene Trevino. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 11 from 5-6 p.m.

The museum is excited to display new acquisitions to its ROTHFELD COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART. Part of the American University Museum’s permanent collection, the Rothfeld Collection is designed to inspire dialog about political and cultural issues involving Israel, through paintings, sculptures, and mixed media work of prominent and emerging Israeli artists. The exhibit features an array of work from the collection as well as recent acquisitions by artists Melanie Daniel, Tal Shochat, Lihi Turjeman, and Alon Kedem.

The show runs concurrently with an exhibit of Arab modern and contemporary art, BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION. The Rothfeld Collection was originally gifted to the AU Museum by Donald Rothfeld in 2011, and it has been growing ever since.

Continuing at AU Museum through Dec. 17 are: BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION; WILLIAM WOODWARD: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS; and TETHERED TO THE CRADLE: KINETIC WORK BY CHRISTOPHER CARTER.
MUSEUM INFORMATION, HOURS, LOCATION: The American University Museum is a three-story public museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum has a permanent collection that highlights the donors’ holdings and AU’s Watkins Collection and Rothfeld Collection. Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art.
The Katzen Museum Store is open during museum hours plus one hour before select special events. Visitors may purchase books, catalogs, and prints related to past and current exhibitions, as well as fine crafts and other one-of-a-kind objects by predominantly local artisans.

The Katzen Arts Center, named for Washington-area benefactors Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus Katzen, brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one space. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the Katzen includes the museum, the Abramson Family Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, a dance studio, an electronics studio, artists’ studios, rehearsal space, and classrooms.

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-885-1300 or look on the Web at www.american.edu/cas/museum. Follow the museum on Facebook (facebook.com/AmericanUniversityMuseum), on Twitter (@AUMuseum_Katzen), or on Instagram (AUMuseum_Katzen).
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Item: Virginia Commission for the Arts: Application Assistance Workshops
Date: 30 October 2017, 5:00 am
Virginia Commission for the Arts Presents Statewide  
Application Assistance Workshops
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in November and December 2017. Workshop locations include: Fredericksburg, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Emory, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg.
 
VCA staff will provide an overview of grant programs, including information about the new Online Grant Application System as well as updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, and general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March and April 2018 application deadlines.
 
Workshops are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required. Attendance is not required in order to apply for Commission funding; however, workshops can be helpful for first-time applicants preparing requests for:
  • General Operating Support Grants for Arts Organizations
  •  Project Grants
  •  Local Government Challenge Grants
  •  Artists In Education and AIE Express Grants
  •  Technical Assistance Grants
  •  Touring Assistance for Presenters
  •  Applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Artist Roster
  • Artist Fellowships
 Participants are encouraged to read theOnline Guidelines for Fundingand preview the Online Application Webinar and Tutorials here: http://www.arts.virginia.gov/grants.html. Those persons requiring the services of an interpreter for the hearing impaired should contact the Commission office at least one week in advance of the workshop.
 
Virginia Commission for the Arts Application Assistance Workshops will be held in the following locations:(Note: for specific directions or details for parking for the workshop you wish to attend, please contact the host sites directly in advance of the meeting day.)
 
Area 4B  Fredericksburg
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Fredericksburg Public Library  
1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
 
Area 5   Richmond 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 10am-12noon                  
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center Parlor
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1400; www.vmfa.state.va.us
                                                                                                              
Area 4A   Arlington 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Arlington Arts Center             
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Silver & Orange Lines: Virginia Square 
(703) 248-6800;
www.arlingtonartscenter.org
 
Area 6 Newport News
Friday, December 8, 2017; 10 am to noon
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 596-817; https://pfac-va.org/
 
Area 2 Lynchburg
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Academy Center for the Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 846-8499; www.academycenter.org
 
Area 1  Emory
Wednesday, December 13, 2017; 10 am-12noon
McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College
30481 Garnand Drive, Emory, VA 24327
(276) 944-6333; www.ehc.edu/mca/
 
Area 3  Harrisonburg
Thursday, December 14, 2017; noon-2pm
The Ice House, Meeting Room 117
127 West Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-4696; Parking in the Bruce Street garage, one half block from the Ice House
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grants to arts and other not-for-profit arts organizations, educational institutions, educators, artists, and local governments. For more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit www.arts.virginia.gov or call (804) 225-3132
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Item: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - Apply today!
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:30 am
 
Deadline to Apply: Dec. 15, 2017
 
Chosen artists have the opportunity to be featured at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018 
The 15th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be on Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018, in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. The festival features 130 booth spaces. 

Submit 6 images (a booth shot is required) for your chance to purchase a booth and join some of our best local artists sell their work at this two day festival. 
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Item: FY18 Curatorial Grant Program
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:00 am
DEADLINE REMINDER: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017, 4:00 PM ET 
 
Applications for the FY18 Curatorial Grant Program are still being accepting. This grant provides support to qualified individual curators in the visual arts for exhibition proposals intended for presentation in CAH's 200 I Street Galleries, Lobby Gallery, which is a District-owned exhibition space located at 200 I (Eye) Street, SE Washington, DC, 20003. Visit their website to learn more and submit an application. Early submissions are highly encouraged.
Curatorial Grant Program (individuals) 
The Curatorial Grant Program aims to provide a greater opportunity for the development and public presentation of visual art exhibitions by District resident curators.  Through grant support and access to a contemporary exhibition space, CAH intends to serve the District's residents by presenting compelling exhibition concepts of resident curators. 
 
For complete guidelines on available grant programs and to submit an application, visit Current Funding Opportunities online at www.dcarts.dc.gov.
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Item: Amateur Photog of the Year
Date: 20 November 2017, 4:30 am
Deadline: November 30, 2017

The contest is organized by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine. It is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme. The competition is open to all amateur photographers. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted. The first entry to each round is free.

Details: http://bitly.com/2qpPtDH
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Item: Frankenart!
Date: 19 November 2017, 1:13 pm
Deadline: November 30, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL

A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee.

Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof
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Item: Pyramid Atlantic Opens Outdoor Pop Up Gallery in Takoma Park
Date: 17 November 2017, 4:00 am
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center – with funding from City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program —will create a pop-up art gallery in a 177sq. ft. open air site, likely a former garage, which cuts into the slope of Hilltop Road. The site is close by the defunct Sligo Creek Water Works, which pumped water to residents as far away as Kensington from 1900 to 1930. The first of two planned exhibitions on this site, Water Works, opens December 2.
Pump House Pop-Up opens its first exhibition, Water Works, on December 2 with a reception from 2 – 4 pm (Rain date: Sunday, December 3). Water Works runs through March 3. The outdoor gallery is open to the public daily and located at Hilltop Road between Maple and Geneva Avenues in Takoma Park, MD. More at pyramidatlanticartscenter.org or 301-608-9101.
 
Pump House Pop-Up is the brainchild of Pyramid Atlantic Artist Marty Ittner, a Takoma Park resident of 17 years. “This space was waiting to be a gallery,” remarks Ittner, who has walked past the structure almost daily for over a decade. “I’m an artist and I saw an opportunity. It was just sitting there doing nothing! I wanted to transform it to be something else.”
 
It took Ittner two years to get around to slipping a little note into the mailbox of her neighbor on whose property this should-be gallery sits. “He emailed me right back!” After getting permission from the site owner, and convincing Pyramid Atlantic and the City of Takoma Park of the undertaking, Ittner’s work truly began. She convinced the Department of Public Works to clear the site of large rocks, spent 8 hours clearing the ground by hand of about 4 inches of packed debris (mostly glass), and secured free mulch to level the “gallery” floor. Further, on December 2nd she and fellow Pyramid Artist Gretchen Schermerhorn open the site’s first exhibition: Water Works.
 
Water Works focuses on the gallery’s proximity to the defunct pumping station and the importance of clean, clear water to Takoma Park’s founder B.F. Gilbert. Ittner and Schermerhorn are creating a cyanotype /screenprint installation that utilizes imagery of the era sourced from Historic Takoma. For their cyanotypes (photographic prints exposed in the sun) they drew inspiration from Sligo Creek Park, using found rocks and sand. The work will be mounted to the walls of the gallery in an installation that will weather and change in the open-air.
 
In tandem with the exhibition, a self-guided walking tour encourages visitors to be present in historically significant spots. Sepia-toned prints are waiting to be discovered in the very spots where the original photos were taken in the 1900s. Highlights include spotting the circular foundation of the filtration building, and envisioning Washington Adventist’s sanitarium—an architectural gem razed in 1982—at the top of the hill near the creek.
 
Pump House Pop-Up gallery is made possible by the City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program, Giuseppe Cimmino, and Historic Takoma. A second exhibition is scheduled for May 5 – July 4, 2018. A call for entries from local talent will be issued in early December.
 
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Item: Opportunity for Prince George's County artists
Date: 14 November 2017, 5:00 am
Bring It! is the 2018 annual exhibition of artwork by Prince George’s County Artists in the Prince George’s Delegation of the Lowe House Office Building, in Annapolis. It serves as a reminder to our lawmakers about the importance of the arts, and offers daily, moral support through the power of art as they work on our behalf throughout the legislative session.

We know how good the artists in Prince George’s County are. We just want to show everyone else. Rather than asking artists to respond to a theme, Bring It! Intends to demonstrate the broad range of artwork being created in our county, and to foster an inclusive spirit among the artists exhibiting together in the exhibition. So, Bring It! Show us your best two-dimensional artwork, and let us show it to the world.

APPLY ONLINE BY DEC 8 at:

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ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Due to the nature of the exhibition space, only two-dimensional artworks that can be safely installed on hanging rods can be accepted.

HONORARIA
Each artist selected to participate will receive a $100 honorarium in appreciation of his/her contribution. Registration as a vendor with The M-NCPPC is required in order to receive payment. Honoraria are typically paid near the end of the exhibition.

EXHIBITION LOCATION
Prince George's Delegation office area
Lowe House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The full prospectus and contact information is online at  
https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit
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Item: Opportunity for nude artists (ha! ha!)
Date: 13 November 2017, 8:10 pm
Deadline: 12/17/17 

The Lexington Art League seeks submissions for its annual figure exhibition. For over 30 years the figure show continues to push the boundaries beyond the traditional ‘nude’ toward a deeper exploration of the human figure and experience. 

entry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4840" target="_blank">Brutal Beauty is a contemporary exhibition of the human figure that speaks to our innermost instincts for satisfaction, pleasure, and comfort through work that invites us to examine the qualities that we are unable to avoid, but often hide from others. This exhibition seeks to convey a rawness that is universal while revealing our desires and limitations in a boldly honest approach to the way we experience the human form.

Eligibility: 

International call. Open to all artists regardless of location, media, or experience level. 

Conditions: 

Artists are required to deliver artwork to the Lexington Art League, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY, 40505, by 5pm, January 15th, 2018. 

Artists picking up their artwork are required to do so between 3/13/18 - 3/14/18 from 10am and 4pm. 

If art is shipped to the gallery, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to the gallery. Return shipping will be paid by the Lexington Art League.

All accepted work must be ready to hang or display. Artists must provide written installation instructions for any artworks requiring special handing or installation methods. 

Artists may choose to make their work available for sale.  This is not a requirement.  All sales will be managed by the Lexington Art League for a 30% commission of the sale price. 

Submission Requirements: 

Artists may submit up to six works of art for consideration.  Each work may be considered separately, unless otherwise noted by artist that works must be shown as a complete collection.

Please keep the number of files submitted under 10 files (images at 300DPI/PPI.) Include image list with size, title, media, and date, artist statement, bio, and resume. No online cloud drive submissions will be accepted. Audio/video, files should be uploaded as seperate document with .html links in files upload section of application.

Submitted applications must be received by December 17th, 2017.  A contract will be sent upon acceptance. 

Entry Deadline: 12/17/17 11:59p.m. MST

Event Dates: 1/26/18 - 3/11/18

Deliver work by: 1/15/18

Shipping address: 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, Ky, 40505

Accepted applicants will be notified by December 21, 2017

Apply here.
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Item: Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Post-Graduate Residency Program
Date: 8 November 2017, 4:00 am
Now in its third year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s residency/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Post-Graduate Residency Program is the subject of Target Gallery’s newest exhibition. Target will feature the work of the four residents in a group exhibition, Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, December 3, 2017.
 
The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residency is a competitive program for recently graduated art students, housed in Studio 12, where four emerging artists have an opportunity to create and sell work, interact with the public, and build a network.
 
“The residency space provides artists with both studio resources and professional development opportunities in the critical period shortly after graduation,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of Target Gallery. “This culminating exhibition is both a celebration of their time here as well as a stepping stone to their professional career.”
 
The 2016 artists are: Fumi Amano, Lindsay Hall, Jay Hendrick, and Samantha Sethi. All were juried into the program by Kayn Miller, director of exhibitions at the Arlington Art Center.
 
Amano (October through December  | Virginia Commonwealth University) entered graduate school to expand her expertise with glass as a medium, but her work shifted more into the conceptual space as she began using her art as a primary means to express her emotions, given English is her second language. Her work is inspired by her strong desire for connection as well as a deep sense of loneliness. Through her performance work, she can speak to others beyond spoken language’s normal spectrum. Her performance series Worries of a 30-Year-Old Single captures the social pressure and anxiety she feels as an unmarried woman without children. Amano’s work Look at Me was featured in the Target Gallery group exhibition Please Touch in 2016.
 
Hall (July through September | Indiana University-Bloomington) creates creates colorfully titillating works that engage the notions of pleasure, beauty, and the perverse as they relate to the body, sexuality, and the intimacies and vulnerabilities of human interaction. She uses an eclectic range of materials including silicone, textiles, clay, spray paint, and glitter to combine contrasting textures, forms, and materials. She presents dualities: attraction/repulsion, hard/soft, feminine/masculine, interior/exterior, made/found. Her resulting pieces and installations fantasize these shared human experiences, often sugarcoating shame and disgust with humor and playfulness. Recent Target Gallery visitors will remember her piece Blinged Out in the Material as Medium group exhibition in 2016.
 
Hendrick (January through March | George Mason University) questions the value of value in his work. He creates paintings, then analyzes their importance, worth, and merit by exposing his work to different methods, such as digitization, duplication, and performance. His visual vocabulary is based on grids, a stable and reliable form, and color to assess the form’s value. His sundry palette draws from high and low culture, bringing together pop-music pink with cave-born ochers.  
 
Sethi (April through June | American University) explores the natural world around and humanity’s relationship with and impact on it. Her work reference a broader view of our world as a landscape both inhabited and studied by humankind, altered even as it is observed. In the exhibition, her sculpture, Cause and Effect, was constructed as a model of an “iceberg”. The blue polystyrene foam is an effective thermal insulator and commonly used as building insulation It’s also used for sculpture, but is typically coated and concealed. In Sethi’s sculpture, it remains visible as part of the content. Polystyrene foam, untreated, naturally has an icy appearance. Rather than produce a realistic reproduction, this work was imagined as an “in process” theatrical monument to the icebergs or as a form to protect them from rising temperatures.
 
About the Artists

Fumi Amano
completed her undergraduate studies in art education at the University of Education in Aichi before refining studies of her medium at Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan, and at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Amano has won several awards including best student work at Niijima Glass Art Festival in Tokyo and also at Pilchuck Glass School. Her work was selected at the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan; the Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama, Japan; and the Itami Craft Triennial in Osaka, Japan. She has shown her work in group and solo exhibitions in both the U.S. and Japan. She completed her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2017.
 
Lindsay Hall, a West Coast native, is currently based in Arlington, Virginia. She received a MFA in Painting from Indiana University in 2016, as well as a BFA in Painting and Drawing (2012) and a BA in Journalism and Media Studies (2010) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York, the New Hampshire Institute of Arts, and Kent State University in Ohio and will be featured in a summer 2017 issue of Studio Visit magazine. Lindsay Hall has co-curated group exhibitions in Indiana and New York. She received the Ilknur P. Ralston Memorial Award in Visual Arts in 2016.
 
Jay Hendrick, based in Fairfax, Virginia, has shown work in the U.S., England, and Japan and his work was featured in New American Painting. In 2015, Hendrick received his MFA from George Mason University. He completed his undergraduate degree with Abilene Christian University in Texas with degrees in applied studies and a bachelor’s of fine art. He teaches at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Virginia, and is a contributing writer for East City Art.
 
Samantha Sethi is a multi-media artist working primarily in drawing, installation, sculpture, and video. Sethi received her MFA from American University where she explored concepts of ephemerality, entropy, human impact on the environment, mapping, and our experience of time. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she lived and worked until moving to Washington DC in 2013. She is currently based out of Baltimore, MD where she is currently an Artist - In Residence at Creative Alliance.
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Item: New portraits
Date: 7 November 2017, 4:00 am
The latest version of the annual exhibition, “Recent Acquisitions”, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will displays the newest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are represented in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and new media. This installation will be on view from Nov. 17 through Nov. 4, 2018.
 
These most recent acquisitions join more than 22,000 others in the Portrait Gallery’s collection to represent the numerous individuals who have made a significant impact on the history and culture of the United States. Subjects include the lawyer Francis Scott Key who penned the lyrics for the “Star-Spangled Banner”; former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright; actress Gertrude Jeannette; university president Norman Francis; photographer Harry Callahan; fashion designer Ralph Lauren; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno.
 
The list of the objects is here. More information below and attached.
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Item: Call for Artists
Date: 5 November 2017, 1:48 pm
Deadline for submissions is January 22, 2018

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in the annual Juried Silent Art Auction Exhibit as part of the Arts Council’s annual fundraising gala, Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. The Silent Auction shines a spotlight on Howard County’s diverse and talented visual arts community at this important event.
 
All 2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists, 18 years or older, residing, working, or studying in Howard County; HCAC members; and artists who have exhibited in Howard County in the last year are eligible to submit.
 
Visual artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, jewelers, and photographers. Artists will be selected by the silent auction committee who may also invite artists who are eligible to participate. This showcase of artists in Howard County has proven to be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent in the community and is also a successful fundraiser to support art programs, exhibitions, and organizations in the county.
 
This year’s Celebration will be held at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 6-10pm. The Silent Auction exhibit will be presented in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The final bid for each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and the Arts Council. Last year’s Silent Auction resulted in $10,690 in sales, with 70 pieces sold.
 
For more information or to submit an entry, visit hocoarts.org; to have a prospectus delivered via postal mail or email, please call 410-313-ARTS (2787).
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Item: Late Fall shows at AU
Date: 4 November 2017, 1:39 pm
Late fall shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Nov. 11. Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

The first exhibit to open, RADIX: THE ETERNAL FEMININE, is curated by Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D. RADIX is a collaboration of three Washington artists: Anne Marchand, Pat Goslee and Cianne Fragione. The exhibit features the concept of the Eternal Feminine as an original, dynamic and cosmic force, in paintings and assemblages. Defying simple definition, this concept has different but analogous meanings for each artist. Each artist employs contemporary and abstract terms to express feminine energy from her own perspective. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 30 from 6-7 p.m.

The second exhibit, THE TRAWICK PRIZE, features award-winning Washington art in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art space of the museum. Established by Carol Trawick, a community activist from Montgomery County, Md., the prize rewards some of the most talented artists from the Washington area. THE TRAWICK PRIZE exhibit features new works by the “Best in Show” recipients from the last 15 years: Lauren Adams, Richard Cleaver, Larry Cook, Neil Feather, Mia Feurer, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Gary Kachadourian, Maggie Michael, Jonathan Monaghan, Jiha Moon, David Page, James Rieck, Jo Smail and Rene Trevino. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 11 from 5-6 p.m.

The museum is excited to display new acquisitions to its ROTHFELD COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART. Part of the American University Museum’s permanent collection, the Rothfeld Collection is designed to inspire dialog about political and cultural issues involving Israel, through paintings, sculptures, and mixed media work of prominent and emerging Israeli artists. The exhibit features an array of work from the collection as well as recent acquisitions by artists Melanie Daniel, Tal Shochat, Lihi Turjeman, and Alon Kedem.

The show runs concurrently with an exhibit of Arab modern and contemporary art, BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION. The Rothfeld Collection was originally gifted to the AU Museum by Donald Rothfeld in 2011, and it has been growing ever since.

Continuing at AU Museum through Dec. 17 are: BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION; WILLIAM WOODWARD: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS; and TETHERED TO THE CRADLE: KINETIC WORK BY CHRISTOPHER CARTER.
MUSEUM INFORMATION, HOURS, LOCATION: The American University Museum is a three-story public museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum has a permanent collection that highlights the donors’ holdings and AU’s Watkins Collection and Rothfeld Collection. Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art.
The Katzen Museum Store is open during museum hours plus one hour before select special events. Visitors may purchase books, catalogs, and prints related to past and current exhibitions, as well as fine crafts and other one-of-a-kind objects by predominantly local artisans.

The Katzen Arts Center, named for Washington-area benefactors Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus Katzen, brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one space. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the Katzen includes the museum, the Abramson Family Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, a dance studio, an electronics studio, artists’ studios, rehearsal space, and classrooms.

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-885-1300 or look on the Web at www.american.edu/cas/museum. Follow the museum on Facebook (facebook.com/AmericanUniversityMuseum), on Twitter (@AUMuseum_Katzen), or on Instagram (AUMuseum_Katzen).
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Item: Virginia Commission for the Arts: Application Assistance Workshops
Date: 30 October 2017, 5:00 am
Virginia Commission for the Arts Presents Statewide  
Application Assistance Workshops
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in November and December 2017. Workshop locations include: Fredericksburg, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Emory, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg.
 
VCA staff will provide an overview of grant programs, including information about the new Online Grant Application System as well as updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, and general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March and April 2018 application deadlines.
 
Workshops are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required. Attendance is not required in order to apply for Commission funding; however, workshops can be helpful for first-time applicants preparing requests for:
  • General Operating Support Grants for Arts Organizations
  •  Project Grants
  •  Local Government Challenge Grants
  •  Artists In Education and AIE Express Grants
  •  Technical Assistance Grants
  •  Touring Assistance for Presenters
  •  Applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Artist Roster
  • Artist Fellowships
 Participants are encouraged to read theOnline Guidelines for Fundingand preview the Online Application Webinar and Tutorials here: http://www.arts.virginia.gov/grants.html. Those persons requiring the services of an interpreter for the hearing impaired should contact the Commission office at least one week in advance of the workshop.
 
Virginia Commission for the Arts Application Assistance Workshops will be held in the following locations:(Note: for specific directions or details for parking for the workshop you wish to attend, please contact the host sites directly in advance of the meeting day.)
 
Area 4B  Fredericksburg
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Fredericksburg Public Library  
1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
 
Area 5   Richmond 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 10am-12noon                  
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center Parlor
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1400; www.vmfa.state.va.us
                                                                                                              
Area 4A   Arlington 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Arlington Arts Center             
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Silver & Orange Lines: Virginia Square 
(703) 248-6800;
www.arlingtonartscenter.org
 
Area 6 Newport News
Friday, December 8, 2017; 10 am to noon
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 596-817; https://pfac-va.org/
 
Area 2 Lynchburg
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Academy Center for the Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 846-8499; www.academycenter.org
 
Area 1  Emory
Wednesday, December 13, 2017; 10 am-12noon
McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College
30481 Garnand Drive, Emory, VA 24327
(276) 944-6333; www.ehc.edu/mca/
 
Area 3  Harrisonburg
Thursday, December 14, 2017; noon-2pm
The Ice House, Meeting Room 117
127 West Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-4696; Parking in the Bruce Street garage, one half block from the Ice House
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grants to arts and other not-for-profit arts organizations, educational institutions, educators, artists, and local governments. For more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit www.arts.virginia.gov or call (804) 225-3132
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Item: OPA's 27th National Juried Exhibition - Steamboat Springs, CO
$100,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
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Item: 44th Omaha Summer Arts Festival - Omaha, NE
$2,500 in cash merit awards. Deadline: Jan 15, 2018
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Item: Fantastic Fibers - Paducah, KY
$1,900 in awards. Deadline: Feb 16, 2018
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Item: Good Hart Artist Residency - Good Hart, MI
Live/work studio space in quiet setting, food, $500 stipend. Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
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Item: Expressions! - Tracy, CA
$2,100 in awards. Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
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Item: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - Apply today!
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:30 am
 
Deadline to Apply: Dec. 15, 2017
 
Chosen artists have the opportunity to be featured at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018 
The 15th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be on Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018, in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. The festival features 130 booth spaces. 

Submit 6 images (a booth shot is required) for your chance to purchase a booth and join some of our best local artists sell their work at this two day festival. 
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Item: FY18 Curatorial Grant Program
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:00 am
DEADLINE REMINDER: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017, 4:00 PM ET 
 
Applications for the FY18 Curatorial Grant Program are still being accepting. This grant provides support to qualified individual curators in the visual arts for exhibition proposals intended for presentation in CAH's 200 I Street Galleries, Lobby Gallery, which is a District-owned exhibition space located at 200 I (Eye) Street, SE Washington, DC, 20003. Visit their website to learn more and submit an application. Early submissions are highly encouraged.
Curatorial Grant Program (individuals) 
The Curatorial Grant Program aims to provide a greater opportunity for the development and public presentation of visual art exhibitions by District resident curators.  Through grant support and access to a contemporary exhibition space, CAH intends to serve the District's residents by presenting compelling exhibition concepts of resident curators. 
 
For complete guidelines on available grant programs and to submit an application, visit Current Funding Opportunities online at www.dcarts.dc.gov.
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Item: Amateur Photog of the Year
Date: 20 November 2017, 4:30 am
Deadline: November 30, 2017

The contest is organized by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine. It is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme. The competition is open to all amateur photographers. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted. The first entry to each round is free.

Details: http://bitly.com/2qpPtDH
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Item: Frankenart!
Date: 19 November 2017, 1:13 pm
Deadline: November 30, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL

A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee.

Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof
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Item: Pyramid Atlantic Opens Outdoor Pop Up Gallery in Takoma Park
Date: 17 November 2017, 4:00 am
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center – with funding from City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program —will create a pop-up art gallery in a 177sq. ft. open air site, likely a former garage, which cuts into the slope of Hilltop Road. The site is close by the defunct Sligo Creek Water Works, which pumped water to residents as far away as Kensington from 1900 to 1930. The first of two planned exhibitions on this site, Water Works, opens December 2.
Pump House Pop-Up opens its first exhibition, Water Works, on December 2 with a reception from 2 – 4 pm (Rain date: Sunday, December 3). Water Works runs through March 3. The outdoor gallery is open to the public daily and located at Hilltop Road between Maple and Geneva Avenues in Takoma Park, MD. More at pyramidatlanticartscenter.org or 301-608-9101.
 
Pump House Pop-Up is the brainchild of Pyramid Atlantic Artist Marty Ittner, a Takoma Park resident of 17 years. “This space was waiting to be a gallery,” remarks Ittner, who has walked past the structure almost daily for over a decade. “I’m an artist and I saw an opportunity. It was just sitting there doing nothing! I wanted to transform it to be something else.”
 
It took Ittner two years to get around to slipping a little note into the mailbox of her neighbor on whose property this should-be gallery sits. “He emailed me right back!” After getting permission from the site owner, and convincing Pyramid Atlantic and the City of Takoma Park of the undertaking, Ittner’s work truly began. She convinced the Department of Public Works to clear the site of large rocks, spent 8 hours clearing the ground by hand of about 4 inches of packed debris (mostly glass), and secured free mulch to level the “gallery” floor. Further, on December 2nd she and fellow Pyramid Artist Gretchen Schermerhorn open the site’s first exhibition: Water Works.
 
Water Works focuses on the gallery’s proximity to the defunct pumping station and the importance of clean, clear water to Takoma Park’s founder B.F. Gilbert. Ittner and Schermerhorn are creating a cyanotype /screenprint installation that utilizes imagery of the era sourced from Historic Takoma. For their cyanotypes (photographic prints exposed in the sun) they drew inspiration from Sligo Creek Park, using found rocks and sand. The work will be mounted to the walls of the gallery in an installation that will weather and change in the open-air.
 
In tandem with the exhibition, a self-guided walking tour encourages visitors to be present in historically significant spots. Sepia-toned prints are waiting to be discovered in the very spots where the original photos were taken in the 1900s. Highlights include spotting the circular foundation of the filtration building, and envisioning Washington Adventist’s sanitarium—an architectural gem razed in 1982—at the top of the hill near the creek.
 
Pump House Pop-Up gallery is made possible by the City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program, Giuseppe Cimmino, and Historic Takoma. A second exhibition is scheduled for May 5 – July 4, 2018. A call for entries from local talent will be issued in early December.
 
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Item: Opportunity for Prince George's County artists
Date: 14 November 2017, 5:00 am
Bring It! is the 2018 annual exhibition of artwork by Prince George’s County Artists in the Prince George’s Delegation of the Lowe House Office Building, in Annapolis. It serves as a reminder to our lawmakers about the importance of the arts, and offers daily, moral support through the power of art as they work on our behalf throughout the legislative session.

We know how good the artists in Prince George’s County are. We just want to show everyone else. Rather than asking artists to respond to a theme, Bring It! Intends to demonstrate the broad range of artwork being created in our county, and to foster an inclusive spirit among the artists exhibiting together in the exhibition. So, Bring It! Show us your best two-dimensional artwork, and let us show it to the world.

APPLY ONLINE BY DEC 8 at:

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ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Due to the nature of the exhibition space, only two-dimensional artworks that can be safely installed on hanging rods can be accepted.

HONORARIA
Each artist selected to participate will receive a $100 honorarium in appreciation of his/her contribution. Registration as a vendor with The M-NCPPC is required in order to receive payment. Honoraria are typically paid near the end of the exhibition.

EXHIBITION LOCATION
Prince George's Delegation office area
Lowe House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The full prospectus and contact information is online at  
https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit
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Item: Opportunity for nude artists (ha! ha!)
Date: 13 November 2017, 8:10 pm
Deadline: 12/17/17 

The Lexington Art League seeks submissions for its annual figure exhibition. For over 30 years the figure show continues to push the boundaries beyond the traditional ‘nude’ toward a deeper exploration of the human figure and experience. 

entry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4840" target="_blank">Brutal Beauty is a contemporary exhibition of the human figure that speaks to our innermost instincts for satisfaction, pleasure, and comfort through work that invites us to examine the qualities that we are unable to avoid, but often hide from others. This exhibition seeks to convey a rawness that is universal while revealing our desires and limitations in a boldly honest approach to the way we experience the human form.

Eligibility: 

International call. Open to all artists regardless of location, media, or experience level. 

Conditions: 

Artists are required to deliver artwork to the Lexington Art League, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY, 40505, by 5pm, January 15th, 2018. 

Artists picking up their artwork are required to do so between 3/13/18 - 3/14/18 from 10am and 4pm. 

If art is shipped to the gallery, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to the gallery. Return shipping will be paid by the Lexington Art League.

All accepted work must be ready to hang or display. Artists must provide written installation instructions for any artworks requiring special handing or installation methods. 

Artists may choose to make their work available for sale.  This is not a requirement.  All sales will be managed by the Lexington Art League for a 30% commission of the sale price. 

Submission Requirements: 

Artists may submit up to six works of art for consideration.  Each work may be considered separately, unless otherwise noted by artist that works must be shown as a complete collection.

Please keep the number of files submitted under 10 files (images at 300DPI/PPI.) Include image list with size, title, media, and date, artist statement, bio, and resume. No online cloud drive submissions will be accepted. Audio/video, files should be uploaded as seperate document with .html links in files upload section of application.

Submitted applications must be received by December 17th, 2017.  A contract will be sent upon acceptance. 

Entry Deadline: 12/17/17 11:59p.m. MST

Event Dates: 1/26/18 - 3/11/18

Deliver work by: 1/15/18

Shipping address: 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, Ky, 40505

Accepted applicants will be notified by December 21, 2017

Apply here.
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Item: Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Post-Graduate Residency Program
Date: 8 November 2017, 4:00 am
Now in its third year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s residency/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Post-Graduate Residency Program is the subject of Target Gallery’s newest exhibition. Target will feature the work of the four residents in a group exhibition, Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, December 3, 2017.
 
The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residency is a competitive program for recently graduated art students, housed in Studio 12, where four emerging artists have an opportunity to create and sell work, interact with the public, and build a network.
 
“The residency space provides artists with both studio resources and professional development opportunities in the critical period shortly after graduation,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of Target Gallery. “This culminating exhibition is both a celebration of their time here as well as a stepping stone to their professional career.”
 
The 2016 artists are: Fumi Amano, Lindsay Hall, Jay Hendrick, and Samantha Sethi. All were juried into the program by Kayn Miller, director of exhibitions at the Arlington Art Center.
 
Amano (October through December  | Virginia Commonwealth University) entered graduate school to expand her expertise with glass as a medium, but her work shifted more into the conceptual space as she began using her art as a primary means to express her emotions, given English is her second language. Her work is inspired by her strong desire for connection as well as a deep sense of loneliness. Through her performance work, she can speak to others beyond spoken language’s normal spectrum. Her performance series Worries of a 30-Year-Old Single captures the social pressure and anxiety she feels as an unmarried woman without children. Amano’s work Look at Me was featured in the Target Gallery group exhibition Please Touch in 2016.
 
Hall (July through September | Indiana University-Bloomington) creates creates colorfully titillating works that engage the notions of pleasure, beauty, and the perverse as they relate to the body, sexuality, and the intimacies and vulnerabilities of human interaction. She uses an eclectic range of materials including silicone, textiles, clay, spray paint, and glitter to combine contrasting textures, forms, and materials. She presents dualities: attraction/repulsion, hard/soft, feminine/masculine, interior/exterior, made/found. Her resulting pieces and installations fantasize these shared human experiences, often sugarcoating shame and disgust with humor and playfulness. Recent Target Gallery visitors will remember her piece Blinged Out in the Material as Medium group exhibition in 2016.
 
Hendrick (January through March | George Mason University) questions the value of value in his work. He creates paintings, then analyzes their importance, worth, and merit by exposing his work to different methods, such as digitization, duplication, and performance. His visual vocabulary is based on grids, a stable and reliable form, and color to assess the form’s value. His sundry palette draws from high and low culture, bringing together pop-music pink with cave-born ochers.  
 
Sethi (April through June | American University) explores the natural world around and humanity’s relationship with and impact on it. Her work reference a broader view of our world as a landscape both inhabited and studied by humankind, altered even as it is observed. In the exhibition, her sculpture, Cause and Effect, was constructed as a model of an “iceberg”. The blue polystyrene foam is an effective thermal insulator and commonly used as building insulation It’s also used for sculpture, but is typically coated and concealed. In Sethi’s sculpture, it remains visible as part of the content. Polystyrene foam, untreated, naturally has an icy appearance. Rather than produce a realistic reproduction, this work was imagined as an “in process” theatrical monument to the icebergs or as a form to protect them from rising temperatures.
 
About the Artists

Fumi Amano
completed her undergraduate studies in art education at the University of Education in Aichi before refining studies of her medium at Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan, and at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Amano has won several awards including best student work at Niijima Glass Art Festival in Tokyo and also at Pilchuck Glass School. Her work was selected at the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan; the Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama, Japan; and the Itami Craft Triennial in Osaka, Japan. She has shown her work in group and solo exhibitions in both the U.S. and Japan. She completed her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2017.
 
Lindsay Hall, a West Coast native, is currently based in Arlington, Virginia. She received a MFA in Painting from Indiana University in 2016, as well as a BFA in Painting and Drawing (2012) and a BA in Journalism and Media Studies (2010) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York, the New Hampshire Institute of Arts, and Kent State University in Ohio and will be featured in a summer 2017 issue of Studio Visit magazine. Lindsay Hall has co-curated group exhibitions in Indiana and New York. She received the Ilknur P. Ralston Memorial Award in Visual Arts in 2016.
 
Jay Hendrick, based in Fairfax, Virginia, has shown work in the U.S., England, and Japan and his work was featured in New American Painting. In 2015, Hendrick received his MFA from George Mason University. He completed his undergraduate degree with Abilene Christian University in Texas with degrees in applied studies and a bachelor’s of fine art. He teaches at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Virginia, and is a contributing writer for East City Art.
 
Samantha Sethi is a multi-media artist working primarily in drawing, installation, sculpture, and video. Sethi received her MFA from American University where she explored concepts of ephemerality, entropy, human impact on the environment, mapping, and our experience of time. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she lived and worked until moving to Washington DC in 2013. She is currently based out of Baltimore, MD where she is currently an Artist - In Residence at Creative Alliance.
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Item: New portraits
Date: 7 November 2017, 4:00 am
The latest version of the annual exhibition, “Recent Acquisitions”, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will displays the newest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are represented in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and new media. This installation will be on view from Nov. 17 through Nov. 4, 2018.
 
These most recent acquisitions join more than 22,000 others in the Portrait Gallery’s collection to represent the numerous individuals who have made a significant impact on the history and culture of the United States. Subjects include the lawyer Francis Scott Key who penned the lyrics for the “Star-Spangled Banner”; former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright; actress Gertrude Jeannette; university president Norman Francis; photographer Harry Callahan; fashion designer Ralph Lauren; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno.
 
The list of the objects is here. More information below and attached.
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Item: Call for Artists
Date: 5 November 2017, 1:48 pm
Deadline for submissions is January 22, 2018

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in the annual Juried Silent Art Auction Exhibit as part of the Arts Council’s annual fundraising gala, Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. The Silent Auction shines a spotlight on Howard County’s diverse and talented visual arts community at this important event.
 
All 2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists, 18 years or older, residing, working, or studying in Howard County; HCAC members; and artists who have exhibited in Howard County in the last year are eligible to submit.
 
Visual artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, jewelers, and photographers. Artists will be selected by the silent auction committee who may also invite artists who are eligible to participate. This showcase of artists in Howard County has proven to be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent in the community and is also a successful fundraiser to support art programs, exhibitions, and organizations in the county.
 
This year’s Celebration will be held at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 6-10pm. The Silent Auction exhibit will be presented in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The final bid for each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and the Arts Council. Last year’s Silent Auction resulted in $10,690 in sales, with 70 pieces sold.
 
For more information or to submit an entry, visit hocoarts.org; to have a prospectus delivered via postal mail or email, please call 410-313-ARTS (2787).
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Item: Late Fall shows at AU
Date: 4 November 2017, 1:39 pm
Late fall shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Nov. 11. Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

The first exhibit to open, RADIX: THE ETERNAL FEMININE, is curated by Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D. RADIX is a collaboration of three Washington artists: Anne Marchand, Pat Goslee and Cianne Fragione. The exhibit features the concept of the Eternal Feminine as an original, dynamic and cosmic force, in paintings and assemblages. Defying simple definition, this concept has different but analogous meanings for each artist. Each artist employs contemporary and abstract terms to express feminine energy from her own perspective. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 30 from 6-7 p.m.

The second exhibit, THE TRAWICK PRIZE, features award-winning Washington art in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art space of the museum. Established by Carol Trawick, a community activist from Montgomery County, Md., the prize rewards some of the most talented artists from the Washington area. THE TRAWICK PRIZE exhibit features new works by the “Best in Show” recipients from the last 15 years: Lauren Adams, Richard Cleaver, Larry Cook, Neil Feather, Mia Feurer, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Gary Kachadourian, Maggie Michael, Jonathan Monaghan, Jiha Moon, David Page, James Rieck, Jo Smail and Rene Trevino. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 11 from 5-6 p.m.

The museum is excited to display new acquisitions to its ROTHFELD COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART. Part of the American University Museum’s permanent collection, the Rothfeld Collection is designed to inspire dialog about political and cultural issues involving Israel, through paintings, sculptures, and mixed media work of prominent and emerging Israeli artists. The exhibit features an array of work from the collection as well as recent acquisitions by artists Melanie Daniel, Tal Shochat, Lihi Turjeman, and Alon Kedem.

The show runs concurrently with an exhibit of Arab modern and contemporary art, BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION. The Rothfeld Collection was originally gifted to the AU Museum by Donald Rothfeld in 2011, and it has been growing ever since.

Continuing at AU Museum through Dec. 17 are: BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION; WILLIAM WOODWARD: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS; and TETHERED TO THE CRADLE: KINETIC WORK BY CHRISTOPHER CARTER.
MUSEUM INFORMATION, HOURS, LOCATION: The American University Museum is a three-story public museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum has a permanent collection that highlights the donors’ holdings and AU’s Watkins Collection and Rothfeld Collection. Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art.
The Katzen Museum Store is open during museum hours plus one hour before select special events. Visitors may purchase books, catalogs, and prints related to past and current exhibitions, as well as fine crafts and other one-of-a-kind objects by predominantly local artisans.

The Katzen Arts Center, named for Washington-area benefactors Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus Katzen, brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one space. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the Katzen includes the museum, the Abramson Family Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, a dance studio, an electronics studio, artists’ studios, rehearsal space, and classrooms.

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-885-1300 or look on the Web at www.american.edu/cas/museum. Follow the museum on Facebook (facebook.com/AmericanUniversityMuseum), on Twitter (@AUMuseum_Katzen), or on Instagram (AUMuseum_Katzen).
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Item: Virginia Commission for the Arts: Application Assistance Workshops
Date: 30 October 2017, 5:00 am
Virginia Commission for the Arts Presents Statewide  
Application Assistance Workshops
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in November and December 2017. Workshop locations include: Fredericksburg, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Emory, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg.
 
VCA staff will provide an overview of grant programs, including information about the new Online Grant Application System as well as updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, and general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March and April 2018 application deadlines.
 
Workshops are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required. Attendance is not required in order to apply for Commission funding; however, workshops can be helpful for first-time applicants preparing requests for:
  • General Operating Support Grants for Arts Organizations
  •  Project Grants
  •  Local Government Challenge Grants
  •  Artists In Education and AIE Express Grants
  •  Technical Assistance Grants
  •  Touring Assistance for Presenters
  •  Applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Artist Roster
  • Artist Fellowships
 Participants are encouraged to read theOnline Guidelines for Fundingand preview the Online Application Webinar and Tutorials here: http://www.arts.virginia.gov/grants.html. Those persons requiring the services of an interpreter for the hearing impaired should contact the Commission office at least one week in advance of the workshop.
 
Virginia Commission for the Arts Application Assistance Workshops will be held in the following locations:(Note: for specific directions or details for parking for the workshop you wish to attend, please contact the host sites directly in advance of the meeting day.)
 
Area 4B  Fredericksburg
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Fredericksburg Public Library  
1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
 
Area 5   Richmond 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 10am-12noon                  
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center Parlor
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1400; www.vmfa.state.va.us
                                                                                                              
Area 4A   Arlington 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Arlington Arts Center             
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Silver & Orange Lines: Virginia Square 
(703) 248-6800;
www.arlingtonartscenter.org
 
Area 6 Newport News
Friday, December 8, 2017; 10 am to noon
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 596-817; https://pfac-va.org/
 
Area 2 Lynchburg
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Academy Center for the Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 846-8499; www.academycenter.org
 
Area 1  Emory
Wednesday, December 13, 2017; 10 am-12noon
McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College
30481 Garnand Drive, Emory, VA 24327
(276) 944-6333; www.ehc.edu/mca/
 
Area 3  Harrisonburg
Thursday, December 14, 2017; noon-2pm
The Ice House, Meeting Room 117
127 West Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-4696; Parking in the Bruce Street garage, one half block from the Ice House
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grants to arts and other not-for-profit arts organizations, educational institutions, educators, artists, and local governments. For more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit www.arts.virginia.gov or call (804) 225-3132
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Item: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - Apply today!
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:30 am
 
Deadline to Apply: Dec. 15, 2017
 
Chosen artists have the opportunity to be featured at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018 
The 15th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be on Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018, in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. The festival features 130 booth spaces. 

Submit 6 images (a booth shot is required) for your chance to purchase a booth and join some of our best local artists sell their work at this two day festival. 
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Item: FY18 Curatorial Grant Program
Date: 21 November 2017, 4:00 am
DEADLINE REMINDER: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017, 4:00 PM ET 
 
Applications for the FY18 Curatorial Grant Program are still being accepting. This grant provides support to qualified individual curators in the visual arts for exhibition proposals intended for presentation in CAH's 200 I Street Galleries, Lobby Gallery, which is a District-owned exhibition space located at 200 I (Eye) Street, SE Washington, DC, 20003. Visit their website to learn more and submit an application. Early submissions are highly encouraged.
Curatorial Grant Program (individuals) 
The Curatorial Grant Program aims to provide a greater opportunity for the development and public presentation of visual art exhibitions by District resident curators.  Through grant support and access to a contemporary exhibition space, CAH intends to serve the District's residents by presenting compelling exhibition concepts of resident curators. 
 
For complete guidelines on available grant programs and to submit an application, visit Current Funding Opportunities online at www.dcarts.dc.gov.
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Item: Amateur Photog of the Year
Date: 20 November 2017, 4:30 am
Deadline: November 30, 2017

The contest is organized by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine. It is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme. The competition is open to all amateur photographers. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted. The first entry to each round is free.

Details: http://bitly.com/2qpPtDH
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Item: Frankenart!
Date: 19 November 2017, 1:13 pm
Deadline: November 30, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL

A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee.

Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof
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Item: Pyramid Atlantic Opens Outdoor Pop Up Gallery in Takoma Park
Date: 17 November 2017, 4:00 am
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center – with funding from City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program —will create a pop-up art gallery in a 177sq. ft. open air site, likely a former garage, which cuts into the slope of Hilltop Road. The site is close by the defunct Sligo Creek Water Works, which pumped water to residents as far away as Kensington from 1900 to 1930. The first of two planned exhibitions on this site, Water Works, opens December 2.
Pump House Pop-Up opens its first exhibition, Water Works, on December 2 with a reception from 2 – 4 pm (Rain date: Sunday, December 3). Water Works runs through March 3. The outdoor gallery is open to the public daily and located at Hilltop Road between Maple and Geneva Avenues in Takoma Park, MD. More at pyramidatlanticartscenter.org or 301-608-9101.
 
Pump House Pop-Up is the brainchild of Pyramid Atlantic Artist Marty Ittner, a Takoma Park resident of 17 years. “This space was waiting to be a gallery,” remarks Ittner, who has walked past the structure almost daily for over a decade. “I’m an artist and I saw an opportunity. It was just sitting there doing nothing! I wanted to transform it to be something else.”
 
It took Ittner two years to get around to slipping a little note into the mailbox of her neighbor on whose property this should-be gallery sits. “He emailed me right back!” After getting permission from the site owner, and convincing Pyramid Atlantic and the City of Takoma Park of the undertaking, Ittner’s work truly began. She convinced the Department of Public Works to clear the site of large rocks, spent 8 hours clearing the ground by hand of about 4 inches of packed debris (mostly glass), and secured free mulch to level the “gallery” floor. Further, on December 2nd she and fellow Pyramid Artist Gretchen Schermerhorn open the site’s first exhibition: Water Works.
 
Water Works focuses on the gallery’s proximity to the defunct pumping station and the importance of clean, clear water to Takoma Park’s founder B.F. Gilbert. Ittner and Schermerhorn are creating a cyanotype /screenprint installation that utilizes imagery of the era sourced from Historic Takoma. For their cyanotypes (photographic prints exposed in the sun) they drew inspiration from Sligo Creek Park, using found rocks and sand. The work will be mounted to the walls of the gallery in an installation that will weather and change in the open-air.
 
In tandem with the exhibition, a self-guided walking tour encourages visitors to be present in historically significant spots. Sepia-toned prints are waiting to be discovered in the very spots where the original photos were taken in the 1900s. Highlights include spotting the circular foundation of the filtration building, and envisioning Washington Adventist’s sanitarium—an architectural gem razed in 1982—at the top of the hill near the creek.
 
Pump House Pop-Up gallery is made possible by the City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program, Giuseppe Cimmino, and Historic Takoma. A second exhibition is scheduled for May 5 – July 4, 2018. A call for entries from local talent will be issued in early December.
 
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Item: Opportunity for Prince George's County artists
Date: 14 November 2017, 5:00 am
Bring It! is the 2018 annual exhibition of artwork by Prince George’s County Artists in the Prince George’s Delegation of the Lowe House Office Building, in Annapolis. It serves as a reminder to our lawmakers about the importance of the arts, and offers daily, moral support through the power of art as they work on our behalf throughout the legislative session.

We know how good the artists in Prince George’s County are. We just want to show everyone else. Rather than asking artists to respond to a theme, Bring It! Intends to demonstrate the broad range of artwork being created in our county, and to foster an inclusive spirit among the artists exhibiting together in the exhibition. So, Bring It! Show us your best two-dimensional artwork, and let us show it to the world.

APPLY ONLINE BY DEC 8 at:

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ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Due to the nature of the exhibition space, only two-dimensional artworks that can be safely installed on hanging rods can be accepted.

HONORARIA
Each artist selected to participate will receive a $100 honorarium in appreciation of his/her contribution. Registration as a vendor with The M-NCPPC is required in order to receive payment. Honoraria are typically paid near the end of the exhibition.

EXHIBITION LOCATION
Prince George's Delegation office area
Lowe House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The full prospectus and contact information is online at  
https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit
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Item: Opportunity for nude artists (ha! ha!)
Date: 13 November 2017, 8:10 pm
Deadline: 12/17/17 

The Lexington Art League seeks submissions for its annual figure exhibition. For over 30 years the figure show continues to push the boundaries beyond the traditional ‘nude’ toward a deeper exploration of the human figure and experience. 

entry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4840" target="_blank">Brutal Beauty is a contemporary exhibition of the human figure that speaks to our innermost instincts for satisfaction, pleasure, and comfort through work that invites us to examine the qualities that we are unable to avoid, but often hide from others. This exhibition seeks to convey a rawness that is universal while revealing our desires and limitations in a boldly honest approach to the way we experience the human form.

Eligibility: 

International call. Open to all artists regardless of location, media, or experience level. 

Conditions: 

Artists are required to deliver artwork to the Lexington Art League, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY, 40505, by 5pm, January 15th, 2018. 

Artists picking up their artwork are required to do so between 3/13/18 - 3/14/18 from 10am and 4pm. 

If art is shipped to the gallery, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to the gallery. Return shipping will be paid by the Lexington Art League.

All accepted work must be ready to hang or display. Artists must provide written installation instructions for any artworks requiring special handing or installation methods. 

Artists may choose to make their work available for sale.  This is not a requirement.  All sales will be managed by the Lexington Art League for a 30% commission of the sale price. 

Submission Requirements: 

Artists may submit up to six works of art for consideration.  Each work may be considered separately, unless otherwise noted by artist that works must be shown as a complete collection.

Please keep the number of files submitted under 10 files (images at 300DPI/PPI.) Include image list with size, title, media, and date, artist statement, bio, and resume. No online cloud drive submissions will be accepted. Audio/video, files should be uploaded as seperate document with .html links in files upload section of application.

Submitted applications must be received by December 17th, 2017.  A contract will be sent upon acceptance. 

Entry Deadline: 12/17/17 11:59p.m. MST

Event Dates: 1/26/18 - 3/11/18

Deliver work by: 1/15/18

Shipping address: 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, Ky, 40505

Accepted applicants will be notified by December 21, 2017

Apply here.
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Item: Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Post-Graduate Residency Program
Date: 8 November 2017, 4:00 am
Now in its third year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s residency/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Post-Graduate Residency Program is the subject of Target Gallery’s newest exhibition. Target will feature the work of the four residents in a group exhibition, Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, December 3, 2017.
 
The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residency is a competitive program for recently graduated art students, housed in Studio 12, where four emerging artists have an opportunity to create and sell work, interact with the public, and build a network.
 
“The residency space provides artists with both studio resources and professional development opportunities in the critical period shortly after graduation,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of Target Gallery. “This culminating exhibition is both a celebration of their time here as well as a stepping stone to their professional career.”
 
The 2016 artists are: Fumi Amano, Lindsay Hall, Jay Hendrick, and Samantha Sethi. All were juried into the program by Kayn Miller, director of exhibitions at the Arlington Art Center.
 
Amano (October through December  | Virginia Commonwealth University) entered graduate school to expand her expertise with glass as a medium, but her work shifted more into the conceptual space as she began using her art as a primary means to express her emotions, given English is her second language. Her work is inspired by her strong desire for connection as well as a deep sense of loneliness. Through her performance work, she can speak to others beyond spoken language’s normal spectrum. Her performance series Worries of a 30-Year-Old Single captures the social pressure and anxiety she feels as an unmarried woman without children. Amano’s work Look at Me was featured in the Target Gallery group exhibition Please Touch in 2016.
 
Hall (July through September | Indiana University-Bloomington) creates creates colorfully titillating works that engage the notions of pleasure, beauty, and the perverse as they relate to the body, sexuality, and the intimacies and vulnerabilities of human interaction. She uses an eclectic range of materials including silicone, textiles, clay, spray paint, and glitter to combine contrasting textures, forms, and materials. She presents dualities: attraction/repulsion, hard/soft, feminine/masculine, interior/exterior, made/found. Her resulting pieces and installations fantasize these shared human experiences, often sugarcoating shame and disgust with humor and playfulness. Recent Target Gallery visitors will remember her piece Blinged Out in the Material as Medium group exhibition in 2016.
 
Hendrick (January through March | George Mason University) questions the value of value in his work. He creates paintings, then analyzes their importance, worth, and merit by exposing his work to different methods, such as digitization, duplication, and performance. His visual vocabulary is based on grids, a stable and reliable form, and color to assess the form’s value. His sundry palette draws from high and low culture, bringing together pop-music pink with cave-born ochers.  
 
Sethi (April through June | American University) explores the natural world around and humanity’s relationship with and impact on it. Her work reference a broader view of our world as a landscape both inhabited and studied by humankind, altered even as it is observed. In the exhibition, her sculpture, Cause and Effect, was constructed as a model of an “iceberg”. The blue polystyrene foam is an effective thermal insulator and commonly used as building insulation It’s also used for sculpture, but is typically coated and concealed. In Sethi’s sculpture, it remains visible as part of the content. Polystyrene foam, untreated, naturally has an icy appearance. Rather than produce a realistic reproduction, this work was imagined as an “in process” theatrical monument to the icebergs or as a form to protect them from rising temperatures.
 
About the Artists

Fumi Amano
completed her undergraduate studies in art education at the University of Education in Aichi before refining studies of her medium at Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan, and at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Amano has won several awards including best student work at Niijima Glass Art Festival in Tokyo and also at Pilchuck Glass School. Her work was selected at the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan; the Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama, Japan; and the Itami Craft Triennial in Osaka, Japan. She has shown her work in group and solo exhibitions in both the U.S. and Japan. She completed her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2017.
 
Lindsay Hall, a West Coast native, is currently based in Arlington, Virginia. She received a MFA in Painting from Indiana University in 2016, as well as a BFA in Painting and Drawing (2012) and a BA in Journalism and Media Studies (2010) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York, the New Hampshire Institute of Arts, and Kent State University in Ohio and will be featured in a summer 2017 issue of Studio Visit magazine. Lindsay Hall has co-curated group exhibitions in Indiana and New York. She received the Ilknur P. Ralston Memorial Award in Visual Arts in 2016.
 
Jay Hendrick, based in Fairfax, Virginia, has shown work in the U.S., England, and Japan and his work was featured in New American Painting. In 2015, Hendrick received his MFA from George Mason University. He completed his undergraduate degree with Abilene Christian University in Texas with degrees in applied studies and a bachelor’s of fine art. He teaches at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Virginia, and is a contributing writer for East City Art.
 
Samantha Sethi is a multi-media artist working primarily in drawing, installation, sculpture, and video. Sethi received her MFA from American University where she explored concepts of ephemerality, entropy, human impact on the environment, mapping, and our experience of time. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she lived and worked until moving to Washington DC in 2013. She is currently based out of Baltimore, MD where she is currently an Artist - In Residence at Creative Alliance.
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Item: New portraits
Date: 7 November 2017, 4:00 am
The latest version of the annual exhibition, “Recent Acquisitions”, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will displays the newest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are represented in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and new media. This installation will be on view from Nov. 17 through Nov. 4, 2018.
 
These most recent acquisitions join more than 22,000 others in the Portrait Gallery’s collection to represent the numerous individuals who have made a significant impact on the history and culture of the United States. Subjects include the lawyer Francis Scott Key who penned the lyrics for the “Star-Spangled Banner”; former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright; actress Gertrude Jeannette; university president Norman Francis; photographer Harry Callahan; fashion designer Ralph Lauren; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno.
 
The list of the objects is here. More information below and attached.
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Item: Call for Artists
Date: 5 November 2017, 1:48 pm
Deadline for submissions is January 22, 2018

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in the annual Juried Silent Art Auction Exhibit as part of the Arts Council’s annual fundraising gala, Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. The Silent Auction shines a spotlight on Howard County’s diverse and talented visual arts community at this important event.
 
All 2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists, 18 years or older, residing, working, or studying in Howard County; HCAC members; and artists who have exhibited in Howard County in the last year are eligible to submit.
 
Visual artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, jewelers, and photographers. Artists will be selected by the silent auction committee who may also invite artists who are eligible to participate. This showcase of artists in Howard County has proven to be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent in the community and is also a successful fundraiser to support art programs, exhibitions, and organizations in the county.
 
This year’s Celebration will be held at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 6-10pm. The Silent Auction exhibit will be presented in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The final bid for each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and the Arts Council. Last year’s Silent Auction resulted in $10,690 in sales, with 70 pieces sold.
 
For more information or to submit an entry, visit hocoarts.org; to have a prospectus delivered via postal mail or email, please call 410-313-ARTS (2787).
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Item: Late Fall shows at AU
Date: 4 November 2017, 1:39 pm
Late fall shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Nov. 11. Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

The first exhibit to open, RADIX: THE ETERNAL FEMININE, is curated by Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D. RADIX is a collaboration of three Washington artists: Anne Marchand, Pat Goslee and Cianne Fragione. The exhibit features the concept of the Eternal Feminine as an original, dynamic and cosmic force, in paintings and assemblages. Defying simple definition, this concept has different but analogous meanings for each artist. Each artist employs contemporary and abstract terms to express feminine energy from her own perspective. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 30 from 6-7 p.m.

The second exhibit, THE TRAWICK PRIZE, features award-winning Washington art in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art space of the museum. Established by Carol Trawick, a community activist from Montgomery County, Md., the prize rewards some of the most talented artists from the Washington area. THE TRAWICK PRIZE exhibit features new works by the “Best in Show” recipients from the last 15 years: Lauren Adams, Richard Cleaver, Larry Cook, Neil Feather, Mia Feurer, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Gary Kachadourian, Maggie Michael, Jonathan Monaghan, Jiha Moon, David Page, James Rieck, Jo Smail and Rene Trevino. Through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk: Nov. 11 from 5-6 p.m.

The museum is excited to display new acquisitions to its ROTHFELD COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART. Part of the American University Museum’s permanent collection, the Rothfeld Collection is designed to inspire dialog about political and cultural issues involving Israel, through paintings, sculptures, and mixed media work of prominent and emerging Israeli artists. The exhibit features an array of work from the collection as well as recent acquisitions by artists Melanie Daniel, Tal Shochat, Lihi Turjeman, and Alon Kedem.

The show runs concurrently with an exhibit of Arab modern and contemporary art, BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION. The Rothfeld Collection was originally gifted to the AU Museum by Donald Rothfeld in 2011, and it has been growing ever since.

Continuing at AU Museum through Dec. 17 are: BETWEEN TWO ROUNDS OF FIRE, THE EXILE OF THE SEA: ARAB MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION; WILLIAM WOODWARD: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS; and TETHERED TO THE CRADLE: KINETIC WORK BY CHRISTOPHER CARTER.
MUSEUM INFORMATION, HOURS, LOCATION: The American University Museum is a three-story public museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum has a permanent collection that highlights the donors’ holdings and AU’s Watkins Collection and Rothfeld Collection. Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art.
The Katzen Museum Store is open during museum hours plus one hour before select special events. Visitors may purchase books, catalogs, and prints related to past and current exhibitions, as well as fine crafts and other one-of-a-kind objects by predominantly local artisans.

The Katzen Arts Center, named for Washington-area benefactors Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus Katzen, brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one space. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the Katzen includes the museum, the Abramson Family Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, a dance studio, an electronics studio, artists’ studios, rehearsal space, and classrooms.

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-885-1300 or look on the Web at www.american.edu/cas/museum. Follow the museum on Facebook (facebook.com/AmericanUniversityMuseum), on Twitter (@AUMuseum_Katzen), or on Instagram (AUMuseum_Katzen).
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Item: Virginia Commission for the Arts: Application Assistance Workshops
Date: 30 October 2017, 5:00 am
Virginia Commission for the Arts Presents Statewide  
Application Assistance Workshops
 
The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in November and December 2017. Workshop locations include: Fredericksburg, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Emory, Lynchburg, and Har