Outdoor Art Proposals Socrates Sculpture Park seeks proposals for its Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF), awarding 15 artists the opportunity to produce and exhibit sculpture and installation in the Park. EAF18 recipients will receive a $5,000 production grant to support their project, and five-months of seven-days-a-week access to the resources and fabrication facilities of the Park’s outdoor studio. The completed works will become part of an outdoor exhibition, The Socrates Annual, opening in fall 2018. Learn more.
Deadline: December 18, 2017
Printmakers Are you a printmaker creating work with a social message? Take a stand and inspire a conversation. Hope and Feathers Gallery in Amherst, MA will be accepting entries for this show of politically-leaning 2D prints. Any type of print including: intaglio, relief, serigraphy, photopolymer, letterpress, monotype, collagraph, mixed media will be accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: January 9, 2018
Mural Artists Maynard’s Assabet Village Cultural District has put out their first call for public art. “Maynard as a Canvas” is an initiative for mural art in our town. There are two large walls on a building that is at the gateway to Maynard. Maynard, a dynamic mill town in Massachusetts, has the distinction of being Metro West Boston’s “Most Walk-able Town”. It has received a Massachusetts Cultural District designation this spring. The Maynard Cultural Council is planning to award one or more mural artists a place to paint a creative piece(s). They intend this contest to be the first of many to place vibrant murals on buildings, which will enhance the character of the selected properties and surrounding neighborhoods. Their first location, at the intersection of Waltham and Parker Streets, serves as a gateway into the town. In your design please emphasize contemporary and abstract styles which could include trompe l’oeil imaging. Extra consideration will be given to proposals that make clever use of the building’s exterior features. Open to New England artists with previous mural painting experience. Applicants shall provide evidence of past work. Learn more.
Deadline: January 21, 2018
Artist Residency The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artists residency to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for established and emerging artists to develop their work. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2018
Woodcut Proposals BIG INK has teamed up with 3 Fish Studios in San Francisco for two one-day large woodcut printing sessions on Saturday and Sunday, April 28th and 29th, 2018. They’ll be utilizing 3 Fish’s etching press to pull prints. Artists are invited to submit a proposal to create a woodcut, at least 24” x 36” in dimension. Learn more.
Deadline: February 19, 2018
Photo credit: 5,000 tons of chain at Charlestown Navy Yard by Leslie Jones (1886-1967). From the collection of the Boston Public Library Print Department.