Of Note: The public art project Sweat it Out offers free Wintertime public access to a beautiful, handmade mobile sauna (courtesy of the DS Institute,) which also acts as the site for and prelude to frank but friendly, mediated conversations. Sweat it Out is a collaborative art project by Caitlin Foley, Heather Kapplow and Misha Rabinovich. See upcoming events.
Enhancing Public Spaces Interested in making Boston’s public spaces more fun and inviting during the coldest season of the year? Play Around The Snowy City in partnership with The Harvard Center on the Developing Child, is seeking ideas for playful, temporary design installations and events throughout Boston this winter. How would you make one of Boston’s public spaces more fun and inviting during the coldest season of the year? Learn more.
Deadline: December 13, 2018, 9:00PM
Call for Cover Art Bass River Press is now accepting submissions of artwork for the cover of its 2019 publication. The winning cover artist will receive a cash prize of $200 along with 2 copies of the collection upon release. To submit artwork, review the prospectus. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2018
Call to Artists The Cato Institute, located in Washington D.C., is a public policy research organization dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peace. For its inaugural exhibition, the Cato Institute welcomes artists working in any medium to address the concept of Freedom: Art as the Messenger. We are living in an era where people are finding their combative voice but having little conversation or dialogue. The goal of this exhibition is to provide a medium for that conversation. This exhibition invites all investigative points of view in all media; 2-D, 3-D, audio, and video. A full spectrum of interpretation is invited — whether personal, emotional, general, realistic or imagined, communal, or individual — addressing Freedom in all its manifestations through art. Learn more.
Deadline: January 11, 2019
Fiber Arts Entries are currently being accepted for the national juried exhibition Twisting Fibers – An Art for All Reasons, at The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council Gallery and adjacent Gallery, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI. Twisting Fibers into string is as old as humanity and has contributed to the survival of our species in similarly important ways as food itself. Using our hands in the creation of fiber products is akin of early mark making. Industrialization and its inexpensive mass production have nearly eradicated these fundamental expressions of human evolution. Handwork together with hand writing are losing their relevance as our hands are trapped at keyboards and on screens. Nevertheless, fiber art has gained renewed interest, and as much as it is a remnant of the past it is claiming its place in the future as a mindful creative process practiced by most diverse communities and individuals all over the world. Learn more.
Deadline: January 11, 2019
Watermedia Exhibit The Houston Watercolor Art Society is currently accepting entries for their 42nd International Watermedia Exhibition. The exhibition will highlight the artistic excellence of its global participants in a gallery exhibit held in Houston’s Museum District. Learn more.
Deadline: January 11, 2019, 11:59 PM MST
Fiction Writers Artist Residency The Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency Program is currently accepting applications. Artists can spend 3 weeks at ACA in New Smyrna Beach, FL, developing work with the personal support and mentorship of Master Artists-in-Residence. Participation limited to 8. Learn more.
Deadline: January 20, 2019
Playwrights Young writers with disabilities and collaborative groups that include students with disabilities, in the U.S. grades 6-12 (or equivalents) or ages 11-18 for non-U.S. students, are invited to explore the disability experience through the art of writing for performance—in the form of plays, screenplays, or music theater. Writers are encouraged to craft short (10 minute) works from their own experiences and observations in the style of realism, through the creation of fictional characters and settings, or writing metaphorically or abstractly about the disability experience. Learn more.
Deadline: January 23, 2019
Fiber Artists The Cultural Center of Cape Cod invites artists to submit fiber works (two- and three-dimensional pieces including but not limited to weavings, textiles, quilts, wearable art, embroidery, felt work, knitting, crochet, etc) for the exhibition High Fiber, January 30-February 10, 2019. The exhibit will be juried by Cultural Center staff. Learn more.
Drop-off Deadline: January 28, 2019, between 9am and 5pm.
BAMS Festival for Greater Boston Recording, Performing and Visual Artists of Color The BAMS Festival 2019 performance applications are currently being accepted. This epic multistage festival aims to promote, connect and celebrate Afro-centric culture, heritage, and contributions to the American fabric as expressed through art, music, food and entertainment with a global community. Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Fest is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization that strives to break down racial and social barriers to arts, music, and culture for marginalized communities of color across Greater Boston. Learn more.
Deadline: January 31, 2019
Call to Artists The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland, VT, is accepting applications for one and/or two person exhibits at the on-site gallery for the 2019 season. Shows are 1-2 months in duration. Proposals should include 10-15 images of artwork (in digital format on CD), resumé/CV, an artist statement and an SASE for the return of materials, if desired. Submissions should be addressed to the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, P.O. Box 495, West Rutland, VT 05777. Learn more.
Deadline: March 18, 2019
Image credit: Polaroid photograph Polaroid photograph from 1970’s of four teenage girls sitting outside on lawn chairs. From Vintage Everyday.