Woodblock Printing BIG INK will host a monumental woodblock printing event at Dedee Shattuck Gallery this Spring. Artists interested in carving a woodblock of at least 24 by 36 inches are invited to apply to print with us. No prior experience is required and emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists are encouraged to apply. Upon acceptance, artists have two months to carve their designs, then meet at the gallery in Westport, MA and help print as a group. The public is invited to witness the demonstration and a printing bonanza ensures! Participation includes access to BIG INK’s woodblock carving video course leading up to the event, paper, ink, cleaning supplies, equipment usage, technical expertise during the event, and a high-res scan of the finished print. It is free to submit an application; accepted artists pay $300 to participate. Experience art-making on a monumental scale, explore a creative place and connect with our other program participants from coast to coast. Learn more.
Call to Artists BSA Space, Boston’s only center dedicated to the exploration of architecture and design, seeks curatorial proposals for its 2021 exhibition season. BSA Space is currently accepting proposals for its Summer 2021 exhibition—WATER. Summer 2021 (mid-June through mid-September, exact dates TBD). BSA Space seeks proposals for an upcoming design exhibition exploring WATER’s role in today’s built and natural environments, in Boston and beyond. Learn more.
Deadline: March 19, 2020
Writers Conference Free Tuition The MVICW Writers’ Contest offers two winners full tuition and lodging to attend the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing’s Summer Writers’ Conference. The competition is open to anyone who will be 18 years or older at the start of the program. Interested applicants should submit one poem (1-3 pages in length), or one short story , novel excerpt, or creative nonfiction piece (up to 3000 words) with a $25 submission fee using the Submittable link below. (You may submit more than one entry, but must pay the $25 fee per submission). Entries will be judged anonymously. Learn more.
Deadline: March 20, 2020
Call to Artists The Delaplaine Arts Center in Frederick, MD, is accepting art for their national juried exhibition. All media are eligible, including but not limited to: painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, drawing, fiber, installation, and sculpture. All artwork must be an original of the submitting artist, and should have been completed in the last 2 years. Learn more.
Deadline, March 23, 2020
Call for Artists The Ruggles Corridor has announced a call for artists. They’re looking for an artist to create a series of accessible and unique artworks along the Ruggles Corridor in Roxbury. Learn more.
Deadline: March 25, 2020 (noon)
Artist Residency The Arts Retreat artist residency program of the Cultural Center in New York Mills focuses on providing dedicated artists time for creative development and exploration. The program offers a unique taste of life in rural Minnesota while allowing the artists virtually uninterrupted time in which to immerse themselves in their artwork. We provide stays of two to six weeks for artists at no cost for room (solo occupancy of a one-bedroom house and access to studio space in their Cultural Center). Each artist provides her or his own transportation and board. There is no stipend. Questions, contact Programs Director, Cheryl Bannes at: email@example.com, Learn more.
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Technology Art Entries are currently being accepted for a juried exhibition of art/technology art to open Wednesday May 27th through Sunday June 28th at Boston Cyberarts Gallery. They are looking for work that pairs art and technology in a thought provoking and visually engaging manner. They’re particularly interested in pieces that use technology to facilitate art, or art to observe technology from a novel perspective, preferably some combination of the two. Boundary-pushing is desired and respected. Works that address, rather than use, technology on a conceptual level may also be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: April 4, 2020 (midnight)
Emerging Artists Residency Fellowship Applications for Halcyon Arts Lab Cohort 4, Fall 2020 are now open. This marks the beginning of their search for their fourth cohort of socially engaged and civic-minded artists. The Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship is a five-month residential program based in Washington, DC that supports emerging artists who create work rooted in social change. The fellowship provides space, time, and access for emerging creative leaders who are working to promote meaningful social impact through their work. Learn more.
Deadline: April 8. 2020
Artist Residency The Trustees of Reservations have issued a call for applications to by Artist-in-Residence (AIR) at Naumkeag, a historic home and public garden located in Stockbridge, MA. The program offers an artist the opportunity to create a body of work at one of the most spectacular properties in the Berkshires, with views that have inspired artists for generations. The AIR will be provided a studio space seven days a week and a family membership to the Trustees of Reservations; the AIR will share their creative process with the community through scheduled open studios, workshops and artist talks developed in conjunction with Naumkeag’s engagement team. Emerging and established artists, as well as small collectives, are invited to apply. AIR must live within fifty miles of Naumkeag. To apply, send a statement of interest with selected examples of relevant work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: April 15, 2020
Exhibition Proposals Pitch an exhibition for this summer at Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA and bring your vision to life. Organize and present a well-curated exhibition of contemporary art from start to finish, with guidance and support from Gallery 263 staff. Open to New England artists of all media types and career levels. Learn more.
Deadline: April 19, 2020
Photographers Entries are currently being accepted for the 26th Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition at the Griffin Museum in Winchester. The Griffin Museum invites member photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. We will award 4 exhibitions that will take place next June and July 2020. Curated by Alexa Dilworth, Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University. Learn more.
Deadline: April 19, 2020 (midnight)
Of Note: If you’re looking for creative space – or have a creative space that’s available – don’t forget to check ArtSake’s Creative Space Classifieds.
Call for Art The Drawing Act 150 celebrates the 150th anniversary of Massachusetts passing “An Act relating to free instruction in drawing,” also called The Drawing Act. It was the first law in the nation requiring drawing to be taught in public schools. The Drawing Act 150 has issued a call for art – from anyone across the Commonwealth – to celebrate the anniversary. Make a 4×4 in drawing of something you see every day. It could possibly be displayed at a community art installation at the Massachusetts State House this May. Learn more.
Deadline: April 29, 2020
Call for Art Healing Fibers, an annual non-juried art exhibit, is currently accepting work for Social Justice Stories. Artists are invited to submit art that addresses personal stories of themselves or relatives; or art that poses a question regarding/solution to the crisis violation of human rights and threatened social justice, whilst including fiber in the artwork. Why fiber? Because the threads of our stories are interwoven. In 2020, the call is open to all artists to address any social justice issue of their choice, addressed before or anew. Learn more.
Deadline: May 9, 2020 (midnight)
Image credit: Photograph of Big Ink Printing work by Janie Kannane at Dedee Shatuck Gallery.