Visual artists: ArtsWest in Seattle, WA is now accepting submissions from visual artists throughout the U.S. who wish to be considered for Neo-Kitsch: national small works showcase. With this call for artists we request small works 10″ x 10″ or smaller from 2D and 3D media, including nontraditional mediums under the fun theme of kitsch with a twist. Artists must be a resident of the US and at least 18 years of age. All works must be original artworks by the submitting artist. Fee of $10 per artwork entry, up to 5 entries. Download prospectus and entry form.
Deadline: November 8, 2010
Paper and fiber artists: Gallery5, a non-profit gallery in Richmond, VA is accepting submissions for our January show, Papier-Mâchete. This juried fine-art exhibition will focus on artwork utilizing paper and organic fiber media as the primary construction means. Submissions may be 2D or 3D but should display innovative and inventive uses of paper and associated fibers. Traditional techniques such as collage and papier-mâché are discouraged unless exemplifying a unique or transcendent approach to the craft. Deadline: November 23, 2010
Call to Artists The Freedman Gallery at Albright College, Reading, PA will present a juried exhibition Gender Matters/Matters of Gender on March 23-April 20, 2011. Open to everyone. The juror is Judith Tannenbaum, Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Art at Rhode Island School of Design. Learn more. Questions, contact Christine Kolva at 484-529-1198.
Deadline: December 1, 2010
Sculptors The Fruitlands invites artists to forward a selection of up to three existing sculptures or installations for a juried outdoor exhibition Art in Nature: A Juried Sculpture Exhibition from April 15 – November 15, 2011. Artists are encouraged to enter particularly large-scale works for installation on the grounds or suspended from trees. All works will be installed outside so durability is a major consideration. 20 selected pieces will be featured in the exhibition. Artists may offer works for sale at the end of the exhibition. Open to New England artists. Read more.
Deadline: January 15, 2011
Ballet The First Boston International Ballet Competition is an event organized by the Dance Conservatory Performance Project, scheduled for May 12-16, 2011 at John Hancock Hall in Boston, MA. This event is the creation of Valentina Kozlova, former Principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet and the New York City Ballet.
Deadline: February 1, 20100
Artist in Residence The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) encourages applications for a wide range of projects, from a diversity of artists, composers, directors, choreographers, and performers of different cultural and geographic backgrounds. EMPAC is open to proposals from all phases of a project, from initial concept to full production. To apply, please include a letter of intent, a project description, a resume or CV for all major collaborators, as well as works, samples, and other supporting materials. Proposals are reviewed by EMPAC curators four times a year. Upcoming reviews will take place on October 15, January 14, April 15, and July 15. In general, residencies are scheduled six months to one year in advance. Questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image credit: Letter from Sheryl Byland to President Dwight D. Eisenhower Regarding American Flag Design Suggestion, 10/1958. ARC Identifier 594335. Item from Collection DDE-WHCF: White House Central Files (Eisenhower Administration), 1953 – 1961.