Call for Art There is a brand new art studio with an event space in Everett (Yeah!) called the Paris Street Galleries (101 Paris St Everett, MA). They are looking to have a September exhibition based on a 1970s theme and/or 1980s disco era. 2D only. The work can be sold at the space (small price tags can be put on wall). For more information, contact ParisStreetStudios@gmail.com. Learn more.
Playwrights The Cape Cod Community College’s Department of Arts and Communication is now accepting submissions for their Fall 2013 Play With Your Food series. The theatre program will continue its tradition of featuring local playwrights’ original scripts for workshop readings on four consecutive Friday evenings in late September and early October. Submissions may be full-length, one-act, or short plays suitable for simple “reading” style presentation. Works-in-progress, unpublished works, and works that can be presented with minimal costume, lighting and scenic elements are particularly encouraged. Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2013
Call for Artists New American Paintings, a juried exhibition in print format, is currently accepting applications for their 2013 Northeast Competition. This year’s curator is Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston. The soft-cover art periodical is published by The Open Studios Press. Artists must submit 4 images for consideration. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2013
Call to African American Artists The Riverside Gallery in Cambridge, MA, is seeking work of high artistic merit, by New England artists of African descent, for a juried show of contemporary art called African American Artists: Passion for a Lifetime. This is Riverside Gallery’s 2nd Annual Juried exhibit of work by African American artists. This year’s jurors are Celia M. Grant, Reginald Jackson, and Candelaria Silva-Collins. For application form, contact RG_AAAPL_2013@airpost.net
Deadline: September 8, 2013
Free Publishing Opportunity for Writers Over 60 Grub Street, Inc. and Mayor Menino’s Memoir Project class aims to capture the stories of Boston residents over 60, by teaching the basics of memoir writing. Learning these skills will give participants a practical and meaningful way to turn memories into coherent narratives with lasting value. An essay from each participant will be published in a collected volume. The free class will run September 12-November 7 on Thursdays from 10am-1pm (with lunch provided) at the Boston Athenæum Library. No writing experience necessary. Must be a resident of Beacon Hill or West End. Space is limited. Call to reserve a seat with Greg Josselyn at 617-635-4250 or email@example.com. Learn more.
Artist Residency Fellowships The MacDowell Colony is currently accepting fellowship applications, available to artists of exceptional talent. A fellowship consists of exclusive use of a private studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for two weeks to two months. There is no cost for a fellowship; travel funds and stipends are available to artists-in-residence based on need. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2013
Call for Art The South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA, is currently accepting entries for their national juried exhibition COOL. Two-dimensional work must be professionally presented and firmly wired. No sawtooth hangers, no sandwich frames. 3-D work should include a sturdy pedestal. The juror is Joseph Carroll, owner and director of Carroll and Sons art gallery. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2013
Artist Residency The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI) is now accepting applications for their 2014 Artist-in-Residence Program which provides artists the opportunity to be in residence at Brandeis University while working on a significant artistic project in the field of Jewish women’s and gender studies, and also to produce an exhibit for the Kniznick Gallery at the Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) at Brandeis University. The residency will be 3-4 weeks in length, and will take place in March. The exhibit will immediately follow and be on view for a minimum of 8 weeks. Learn more.
Deadline: October 10, 2013
Image credit: Photograph of Boston Public Schools, Hancock Evening School, Advanced Embroidery. From the collection of the Boston Public Library, Print Department. H. B. Green, photographer, South Boston.