Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Gerry Sattele - Wire Drawings Opening Reception

Please join us for Gerry Sattele's solo exhibition, Wire Drawings at Georgia Perimeter College - Clarkston Campus. The opening reception is tonight, April 29, 2009 from 5:00-7:30 pm at the Jim Cherry Learning Resource Center Gallery. The gallery is located on the 4th floor of the LRC bldg. at 555 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021. The exhibit runs from from April 24 through May 22. For more information, please call (678)891-3556.

To see more of Gerry Sattele's work, please visit her website.

Friday, April 24, 2009

FYI - College Art Association

Visit the CAA website for more information:

"Artist-Museum Partnership Act Introduced in Congress

The Artist-Museum Partnership Act of 2009, legislation introduced in both houses of Congress, would allow a fair-market-value tax deduction for charitable contributions of literary, musical, artistic, or scholarly compositions to collecting institutions such as museums, libraries, and archives. At present, a donating artist, writer, or composer can only deduct the cost of materials used to create the work, which is not a fair incentive to donate and also hurts the missions of public and nonprofit institutions nationwide to increase public access to these unique creations.

The sponsors of the bill—Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Robert Bennett (R-UT) for S 405 and Representatives John Lewis (D-GA) and Todd Platts (R-PA) for HR 1126—hope that past enthusiasm for such legislation will grow in the current 111th Congress. Although similar Senate bills have passed five times in previous years, the House version of the bill in the 110th Congress had 111 cosponsors. Now that a new Congress is underway, more cosponsors are needed to help advance the bill.

The American Association of Museums has worked with the Association of Art Museum Directors to provide a draft letter that you can use to encourage your federal lawmakers to cosponsor the bill. With your help, this important legislation for both artists and institutions can move forward." (posted by Linda Downs on the CAA website under Headlines April 22nd.)

Opportunities and Calls for Art


Deadline: April 30, 2009: A nationwide traveling festival of short films by... for... about women. The festival accepts short films, 20 minutes or less, in a variety of genres which embody the inspirational roles of women in our local, national and international communities. Films are viewed by over 25,000 people and screened in over 150 venues across the country. There is no limitation based on the year of production and winning filmmakers are awarded $1,000 cash! Entry fee. Contact: LUNAFEST, Clif Bar & Co, 1610 Fifth St, Berkeley CA 94710 OR 510-859-2214 OR OR


Announcing The Franklin Furnace Fund, supported by Jerome Foundation and the
Starry Night Fund of Tides Foundation. Applications are being accepted from
now through the postmark deadline of May 1, 2009.

Each year Franklin Furnace awards grants to emerging artists, allowing them
to produce major works in New York. Works may engage the Internet as an art
medium and/or venue. Grants may range between $2,000 and $10,000. Artists
from all areas of the world are encouraged to apply; full-time students are

Franklin Furnace has no curator; each year a new panel of artists reviews
all proposals. We believe that this peer panel system allows all kinds of
artists from all over the world an equal shot at presenting their work.
Every year the panel changes, as do the definitions of 'emerging artist',
'performance art' and 'variable media art'. So if at first you don't
succeed, please try again.

Since its inception in 1985 THE FRANKLIN FURNACE FUND has boosted the
careers of such emerging artists as Tanya Barfield, Patty Chang, Papo Colo,
Brody Condon, Karen Finley, John Fleck, Kate Gilmore, Murray Hill, Holly
Hughes, Mouchette, William Pope.L, Pamela Sneed, Jack Waters, Cathy Weis,
and Ricardo Miranda Zuniga.

For complete application details please visit and
click on “For Artists.” Thank you very much.

Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
80 Arts - The James E. Davis Arts Building
80 Hanson Place, #301
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1506
T 718 398 7255
F 718 398 7256


DEADLINE: May 21, 2009 5:00 EST
– materials must be received by this date & time. The City of Kissimmee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) seeks to hire an artist/artist team to design and create an entrance / water feature for Ruby Plaza in Lakefront Park, a twenty-five acre park on Lake Tohopekaliga in the City of Kissimmee. Ruby Plaza will be the focal point of a proposed $25 million park renovation project. The public art should create a compelling entrance to the park that “connects” the City’s historic waterfront to its downtown. There is opportunity within this site to weave together Kissimmee’s past, present and future. The selection process shall occur in two phases; 1) Qualifications 2) Proposals of shortlisted Artist/Artist Teams. A mandatory site visit is required of shortlisted artist/artist teams. The total art budget for this public art project is $750,000. The budget includes all costs associated with the entrance/water feature such as artist’s design fee, travel, materials, engineering, fabrication, installation, insurance, documentation, sales tax and artist’s design fee for collaborating with park design team on integration of public art elements within the park. Short list artists will receive an honorarium of $5,000 after presentation of proposals. For complete call to artists & application requirements go to Please read complete call to artists before asking questions or sending information.

Questions: All questions must be submitted in writing by email or fax to:
Email: Fax: 407-931-1329 Subject: “Artist Question – Lakefront Park” and make sure to include your first & last name as well as your phone number in all correspondence. All questions & answers will be posted on the web site with the Call to Artist:


Deadline July 31, 2009:
As a part of our commitment to groundbreaking creative practices and the advancement of artistic careers, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) invites artists to submit proposals for ArtPrize, an international exhibition featuring the world’s largest art prize.

ArtPrize is a radically open competition and citywide exhibition. ArtPrize welcomes all media and is available to any artist who can secure an approved location to show their work.

ArtPrize has been created to reboot the conversation between artists and audiences on a grand scale. There is no single curator. You will submit your proposal and then negotiate for a space in one of many ArtPrize venues across the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. The prizes will be awarded based on public vote.

Things you should know:

• ArtPrize is an international competition
• The top 10 finalists win a cash prize
• The top prize is $250,000
• Entries are due by July 31, 2009
• The exhibition will be presented from September 23 –
October 10, 2009

To participate, visit



Up-scale and unique Co-op Gallery and Studio Space on the Fayetteville Courthouse Square is seeking artists interested in renting space in which they can exhibit and work. Space includes a 3-sided cubicle with high ceilings, track lighting, desk and shelving, all for $75.00 to $125.00/month. Alley access. Also seeking fine pottery, sculpture and jewelry for sale. Art, photography and writing instructors invited to rent space by the hour for their classes. Also needed are volunteers to help with reception duties until there is enough income flow to pay salaries.
This space was the McRae Communications/Advertising office which moved to Atlanta. It is very high-end with hard wood floors, wonderful reception desk and lounge, high ceilings, track lighting, plentiful shelving and storage, large conference roundtable with skylight, photography shooting studio and art workshop/classroom space. The name has not yet been decided on.
For more information and to set up a walk-through, please contact
Kathaleen Brewer at

Thursday, April 23, 2009

New Work by Cecelia Kane

Cecelia Kane, Brave Hearts in the City Number 1, acrylic and oil stick

Cecelia Kane, Brave Hearts in the City Number 2, acrylic and oil stick

Cecelia Kane, Brave Hearts in the City Number 3, acrylic and oil stick

Cecelia Kane, Brave Heart Bloodflow, embroidery

Artist's Statement:
"Brave Hearts in the City are acrylic and oil stick paintings and embroideries exploring the desire for more courage (hearts) in the face of fear (staring eyes). They are part of the Harlequin Hearts series I started at the Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, GA in November during a month-long retreat. Here are three pictures in chronological order. Number 1 is a study, numbers 2 and 3 are influenced by that painting. The fourth picture is one of the embroideries."

To see more work by Cecelia Kane, please visit her website.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New Work by Mona Waterhouse

Artist's Statement:

"In this new work I am continuing my series about life, which started with seeds and pods eight years ago. I am now interested in exploring water, one of the most essential ingredients of life.

In the triptych “Flow - Isle of Wight”, my first work concerning water, I used images taken with my digital camera on a recent trip there. I was intrigued by the marks and range of color the ocean waters left behind on the walls and steps along its beaches.

The photographs were then printed on hand made paper using my printer and encaustic was added. I strived for a veiled and flowing impression of the patterns made by the repeated movement of the tide.

I am continuing to explore all aspects of water, its beauty, importance, draught, flooding, women’s role and water, shortage of water and world politics and water." © Mona Waterhouse

To see more work by Mona Waterhouse, please visit her website.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cecelia Kane, Susan Cipcic and Susie Winton - Rest

You're invited to walk and see "Rest", a bio-degradeable sculptural bed and moss pillow in Harbor Cove Park and nature trail.  Rest is part of "Greening
the Greenspaces", natural sculptures and installations on view April 18th in six of Decatur's parks. Rest was created by Cecelia Kane, Susan Cipcic and Susie Winton.
Harbor Cove Park is located directly behind Westchester Elementary School on Scott Blvd., just west of the intersection of Clairemont Rd. in Decatur. Walk about
1/8 mile along the wooded path and you will find
Rest under a spreading magnolia.

It is on view April 18, 2009 from sunup to sundown and for a month.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Westside Art Walk information - April 18, 2009

Schedule of Events for the WAD 3rd Saturday Art Walk - Saturday April 18th, 2009

*Please note there will not be a 5pm art reflection meeting at Octane this month*

Scheduled programming:

535 Means Street, NW
**General admission, $5; Students/Seniors, $3; 12 and under/members, Free.
Exhibiting artist Rae Goodwin discusses her recent works.
Mark Wentzel: Morale Hazard; Rae Goodwin: Relativity; Tamy Ben-Tor: Videos; Nancy Popp: Untitled (Street Performances). Mark Wentzel's installation involves the acquisition and presentation of a 1965 Ford Mustang, altered in symbolic ways and combined with site-specific wall works. Rae Goodwin’s installation examines aspects of her family history and constructions of identity, as well as gender-based fears of the unknown and of nature. Israeli performance and video artist Tamy Ben-Tor’s hilarious and unsettling work is presented in her first solo video exhibition in the South, including Normal, 2006; The End of Art, 2006; and Gewald, 2007. Los Angeles-based artist Nancy Popp has produced various installations and performances that examine psychological conditions of isolation, caution, risk, and exhilaration.

500 Tenth Street, NW
Atlanta-based contemporary artists Nate Moore and SALTWORKS Director Brian Holcombe will discuss the current exhibition at The Paper Museum. Nate Moore’s Origami jets rely upon rigorous geometry and give dimension, depth and sometimes movement to found object paper. Mr. Moore is represented by Get This! Gallery ( Brian Holcombe will present the works of artist Jiha Moon. Ms. Moon creates beautiful, dream-like landscapes on Japanese hanji paper inspired by the opposing social norms and cultural references experienced throughout her travels in the East and West. Mrs. Moon is represented by SALTWORKS ( The gallery will be open from 11 am -3 pm.

Additional galleries open for viewing:

BOBBE GILLIS GALLERY--open 11 am - 5 pm
1000 Marietta Street, Suite 108
The gallery will be open for viewing.

EMILY AMY GALLERY--open from 11 am - 5 pm
1000 Marietta Street, Suite 208
Paint as Subject: new works Dorothy Goode, James Leonard, Melanie Parke and Carl Plansky. Paint is not often thought of as the subject matter or genre of a painting. Quite the contrary, subjects usually include landscapes, figures, or still lives, but for these four talented artists, paint takes center state in their vibrant and colorful compositions. By studying their application, manipulation, and removal of paint from the canvas with brushes, trowels, palette knives and other tools, it is clear that each of the artists featured in this upcoming show value the importance of paint.

GET THIS! GALLERY--open 11 am - 5 pm
662 11th St. NW
Final day of the exhibition “_______ is not always a bad thing.”
_______ is not always a bad thing. is Ben Roosevelt’s first solo exhibition with Get This! The exhibit will feature new works including large mixed media installations. Ben Roosevelt is an Atlanta based artist and was the recipient of the 2007-2008 Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award.

KIANG GALLERY--open 11 am - 5 pm
1011-A Marietta Street, NW
Meng Jin: Every Room is Illuminated
Beijing based artist Meng Jin, photographs chandeliers in meeting rooms in the People’s Parliament House in Beijing, and other power boardrooms with similar institutional context. The artist is deliberately inviting a conversation about the ambiguity between reality and perception, perhaps about the impact on political or corporate power on society.

OCTANE COFFEE BAR & LOUNGE-- open 8am - 1 pm
1009-B Marietta Street NW
Open all day for drinks and discussion.

664 11th St NW
Upcoming exhibition: Elsewhere curated by Shinique Smith opens April 25 from 7-10 pm.

SANDLER HUDSON GALLERY-- open from 11 am - 5 pm
1009-A Marietta Street, NW
Carol Mode: Kaleidoscapes-Abstract paintings. Nashville native, Carol Mode explores the properties of space in nature to create abstracted topographies that reference personal time and space. Her work intertwines art, architecture and nature in a luminous and tactile fashion. Caroline Lathan-Stiefel: Flux- Installations and drawings. This exhibition will feature large-scale mixed-media installations and intricate, abstract system drawings from Atlanta native, Caroline Lathan-Stiefel.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Marygrace Perkins - Flamekeeper at Florida State University

This video documents the production and installation of Marygrace Perkins' sculpture, Flamekeeper, at Florida State University, June 2008 - March 2009.

To see more of Marygrace Perkin's work, visit her website.

New Work / Work in Progress / New Direction

WCAGA members Jacqueline Allison, Jeannine Cook, Molly Elkind, Loretta Paraguassu, and Marianne B van der Haar have answered the call to share their work with the WCAGA blog. Some of the pieces included in this post are new works completed in 2009, while others are works in progress or works that have provided a new direction to pursue. Many thanks to all of the participating artists for their time!

Jacqueline Doyle Allison

Jacqueline Doyle Allison, Everything is Relative from the "Relational" series, mixed media, 24 x 24 in, 2009.

About the work:
"A sense of place can be geographical, interpersonal or spiritual and identifies those characteristics that make a place special or unique. The characteristics of relationships that we form highlight the myriad ways in which we are all linked together. Relationships are represented in the shift of the image as each layer is added. The push/pull of various media and color reactions reflect personal associations by attracting, repelling or settling harmoniously alongside one other. These interactions mirror my personal experience of connections through an individual viewpoint of place."

Upcoming events:
Jacqueline Allison's mixed media painting, Everything is Relative, will be exhibited in Sacred Symbols, an invitational exhibition, at the Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, TN from May 2 - June 14, 2009.

To see more of Jacqueline Allison's work, please visit her website and blog.

Jeannine Cook

Jeannine Cook, Terra Memoria I, silverpoint, goldpoint, graphite, 7 1/2 x 11 in., 2009

Jeannine Cook, Terra Memoria II, silverpoint, goldpoint, acrylic, 7 1/2 x 11 in.

About the work:

"Last year, I attended a concert in Savannah, GA, where the Emerson String Quartet, with violinist Daniel Hope and friends, played a piece, Terra Memoria, by Finnish composer, Kaija Saariaho. As I sat listening, a series of silverpoint drawings began to dance through my mind’s eye. The results of this concert are slowly becoming reality on paper as I work to draw what I envisaged as the music was played. Terra Memoria, commissioned by the Carnegie Hall Corporation, was first performed in June 2007 in Carnegie Hall, New York, by the Emerson String Quartet. The music evokes “those departed” and remembered in evolving fashion by the people remaining. My silverpoint drawings, so far three in number, address evolutions in the world between reality and abstraction."

To see more of Jeannine Cook's work, please visit her website and blog.

Molly Elkind

Molly Elkind, Mendings 3, beads, graphite, stitch on linen, 10 x 10 in., 2009

About the work:

Mendings 3 is "Part of a possible new direction exploring rending, mending and embellishing as metaphor."

Upcoming events:
Georgia chapter of the Surface Design Association show at the Defoor Center from May 3 - June 5, 2009.

To see more of Molly Elkind's work, please visit her website and blog.

Loretta Paraguassu

Loretta Paraguassu, The Singing Whale, watercolor and ink on paper, 88 x 44.5 in., 2009

About the work:
"This is the last one I've done in a series of ten so far. They are all out-sized watercolor paintings that I worry about framing and presenting. In spite of those concerns, I am blown away by the impact of high intensity watercolors on a large scale. My subject matter is secondary to the beauty of color and line. I don't start with an image. Instead, these are works that build as I go."

To see more of Loretta Paraguassu's work, please visit her page on

Marianne B van der Haar

Marianne B van der Haar, Crooner, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in., 2009

About the work:
"I always liked the word "play". It is an interesting word because in English when you make music, you call it playing music, but when you make a painting it is a "work". People don't say an "art-play". I also like the word primitive because a lot of what I do is primitive. I only took a few lessons but I learned in a primitive way to paint a piece of Fine Art. I am a painter who is driven by inspiration; whatever comes to me or crosses my path in my daily life may find its way to the waiting canvas. The inspiration for the flowers is the spring season which starts early in Georgia. By planting the spring flowers into the warm soil, my imagination is growing under the golden, yellow, bright warm sun and the blue sky hitting the naked trees. And a little later I was messing with colors like the German painter Gerhard Richter does - not necessarily the correct color of the flowers as they will bloom in my garden in the summer, just the shape. The paintings have so many different reds, yellows, greens and blues that it seems like you find yourself in a calm, magic garden. Isn't it great to get a bit of magic like that any time in your life?"

Upcoming events:
7 Girlz Art Show, 2700 Evans Dale Circle, Atlanta, GA 30340 on May 2, 2009, 11 am to 9 pm.
First Artwalk, Marietta Square, Marietta, GA on Fridays, April 4th, May 1st, and June 5th, 6-9 pm.
54th Annual Boardwalk Art Show & Festival, Virginia Beach, June 18-21, 2009.

To see more of Marianne B van der Haar's work, please visit her website.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Upcoming WCAGA Events Reminder

Rae Goodwin: Opening Reception and Artist Talk
Rae Goodwin is one of three women artists exhibiting at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center April 17- June 14. The opening reception is Friday, April 17 from 7-9 PM. Rae is talking about her work on Saturday, April 18 at 11 AM.

Rae Goodwin discusses her installation Relativity: "Whether walking in the woods of Kentucky or making a dress from symbolic garments from her past, Rae Goodwin's work examines materials, rituals, empathy and empowerment. She will discuss her recent projects and unique private/public collaborations on view in the gallery." - The Contemporary Newsletter

Rae Goodwin: Relativity is funded in part by a donation from the Women's Caucus for Art of Georgia.

WCAGA Art Share

When: Wednesday, April 22nd, 7:00 pm. (Earthday!!)
Where: Sycamore Place Gallery & Studios, 120 Sycamore Place, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404-377-7747
What to bring: Bring finished work or work-in-progress to share. Please keep your presentation and discussion to about 10 minutes… Or just come and enjoy the company. Please bring a nibble…WCA will provide beverages, including soda and wine. Guests and prospective members are welcome to attend.
Click here for directions to the gallery from downtown Decatur
No RSVP necessary, but if you know you will attend, email Sylvia so she can prepare.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Slideshow of Opening Reception for Not Just Pretty

View a slideshow of the opening reception for Not Just Pretty at The Jim Cherry Learning Resource Center Gallery, Georgia Perimeter College - Clarkston Campus. The exhibition runs through March 25, 2009. Many thanks to Chris Lewis for photographing the reception and sharing the images!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Opportunities and Calls for Art - April 9, 2009

1.) 3rd Annual Chalk Fest - April 11, 2009

April is Breaking the Silence month and Safe Girls Strong Girls is sponsoring their 3rd
annual Chalk Fest on Saturday the 11th in Centennial Park to help raise awareness of of childhood sexual abuse.

Please help by creating an original sidewalk image of your choice. That’s all you have to do. There is no cost to you. Safe Girls Strong Girls will provide chalk. Just show up in Centennial Park on Saturday April 11th anytime between the hours of 11AM - 5PM.

Safe Girls Strong Girls is committed to breaking the silence of childhood sexual abuse and giving girls their voices back.

Please respond to me off list to let me know if you can come.

Thanks so much considering this request.

Jaynie Crimmins


2.) The Arts Exchange exhibition - Deadline April 17, 2009

The Arts Exchange invites Visual, Performing, and Literary Artists to transform its building into a multimedia, exhibition, performance, and installation Art Extravaganza!

Emerging and established artists alike are invited to install artwork to challenge, excite, and invigorate Atlanta’s art community. This is a “do-it-yourself” artist-initiated, volunteer-operated, Mattress Factory-style fundraiser. Artist participation fees will be used to pay for the costs of the show with the remainder going to future Arts Exchange programs and operating costs.

Artwork will adorn the building’s stairwells, hallways, gallery, theater, lobby, and grounds.

TO PARTICIPATE in this exciting exhibition, RSVP by April 17 to:

We will respond with exhibition rules and submission instructions.

All artists must be at least 18 years old at the time of the exhibit (May 16, 2009) to participate.

May 16, 2009, 7 pm - 11 pm

Install dates:
May 14 & 15, 10 am - 10 pm

De-install dates:
May 17, 2009, 10 am - 4 pm

Participation fees:
--Visual, Performing, and Literary Artists: $35
--Visual Artist fees purchase 10 running feet of wall space or 10 square feet of floor space within or outside of building.
--Performing & Literary Artist fees purchase up to 20 minutes of stage time during the opening night reception.
--Gallery walls: $150/wall (XChange Gallery, First Floor)
--Empty Studio space: $50/10 ft. (Board Room, First Floor)

To check out the space at 750 Kalb Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, visit on Tuesdays 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. or Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The table at the top of the stairs has details about the show and 10 foot lengths of string available for measuring purposes.

3.) Visions Art Gallery - Deadline: April 17, 2009

"(Nu)erotic...Or WhyDoes Love Make Us All So Crazy?"

Neurosis is a common affliction… It describes the process by which emotional distress or unconscious conflict is expressed through a variety of issues, which may manifest through physical, physiological or mental symptoms.

Neurosis causes anxiety, for the most part, and may interfere with the way in which one lives one’s life.

Eros is an equally common affliction among mankind. Love (both fulfilled and unrequited) and Lust… these
provide much of the fodder for our neuroses. Eros most certainly causes anxiety and always interferes with the way in which one lives life, sometimes to our benefit, sometimes not.

Visions and Art and Discord invite artists to share their sexual obsessions and anxieties, loves, lusts and fetishes in our (NU)Erotic art exhibition. We are looking for works that inspire and enthrall; pieces that cause us to yearn for more and beg for release.

There you will find the submissions requirements and application.

4.) The Kent Harrison Arts Council Visual Artist / Writer in Residence - Deadline: May 1, 2009

Program Dates: September 1st 2009 - August 31st 2010

Kent Harrison Arts Council is a not for profit organization, nurturing and
supporting local arts and culture in the region for over 30 years. The arts
council operates the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs, BC.
We are currently seeking writers or visual artists for a one year artist
residency. The art gallery and artist residence are located on the shore of
beautiful Harrison Lake, 1 ½ hours east of Vancouver.

The residency provides an unfurnished 2 bedroom suite with adjoining studio
space on second floor of Ranger Station Art Gallery in exchange for
approximately 8 hours a week public art gallery work. Gallery duties are
fulfilled on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from February to November. In
addition to live-in studio space, the artist in residence presents an annual
art exhibit of their own work or two annual Writers workshops.

Submission Requirements:
This residency is ideally suited to visual artists and writers, although all
artists are encouraged to contact us about their interest.

If an inspirational natural setting, public art gallery work experience and
self-directed, independent studio practice is of interest to you,
email or mail letter of interest, bio and current CV to
The Kent Harrison Arts Council
Box 502
Agassiz BC Canada V0M 1A0
604 796-2723

Application Deadline: May 1st, 2009
All emails must be received no later than by Friday May 1st, all mail must
be postmarked by Friday May 1st
Only shorlisted applicants will be contacted by Monday June 1st

5.) Worchester Outdoor Sculpture Competition - Deadline May 8, 2009

Art in the Park juried sculpture exhibition in Elm Park, Worcester, July 27 – September 31, 2009.

Send images of up to three existing large-scale sculptures for installation on the grounds, floating in one of its shallow ponds, or suspended from trees.

No entry fee.
Artists may offer works for sale.
$300 stipend for selected artists.
Prizes: 1st $2,000; 2nd $1,000; 3rd $500.
Deadline: May 8.

Prospectus: under "announcements"

Sponsored by the Worcester Cultural Commission, ArtsWorcester, the City of Worcester and its Department of Parks and Public Works. Partially funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

6.) The Great Chattahoochee River Paint Out - Deadline August 1, 2009

Professional and amateur artists gather for 3 days of painting in the beautiful Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area at Island Ford and select sites along the Chattahoochee River in Roswell. You will find tranquility, inspiration and beauty for you and your work as you enjoy three days of on-site painting at specified locations.

Download a registration form from:

Full information is available at:

A map will be provided and you will choose the location(s) where you would like to paint. The event will be open to the public for viewing as the artists paint.

After 3 days of painting, artists will submit their work for exhibit and awards at a special show and reception on August 15th.

The Great Chattahoochee River Paint out Exhibition & Reception will be held at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area at Island Ford August 15th.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Opportunities and Calls for Art - April 3, 2009

1.) City of Jacksonville seeks artwork for juried exhibition, "Art in the Heart of Downtown"

Application Deadline postmarked by April 6, 2009

Online; Jacksonville, Fla.
In conjunction with the 2009 Jacksonville Jazz Festival, the City of Jacksonville is producing "Art in the Heart of Downtown," a juried art show and sale taking place May 22-24 that will feature the work of prize-winning artists and master craftspeople from around the country. The show is complimented by a distinct wine tasting experience and the sounds of jazz in a vibrant festival setting. The application is available at:

2.) Call for artists - Arthouse Gallery (Atlanta, GA)

Deadline: sign up by April 15, 2009

The Canvas Project Volume 2 -Your work at the world's busiest airport!

Sign up to receive 5 3''x3'' canvases and a list of 5 user generated words that you are to interpret onto each canvas. The goal of the exhibition is to create a visual encyclopedia using mini canvases and artists from all over the world. At least one of your canvases will be published in an Art House book and one will be on display at the worlds busiest airport, The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Take part in this project to not only help gain exposure for yourself, but also to push your creative ideas out. Everyone who signs up and sends back their work will be included in the book and the exhibition. We do not jury any of the work. Art House is all about community and you don't have to be a professional artist to participate in the exhibition. This project is about being creative and inspiring yourself and others. We want to bring artists together and give everyone a chance to show in galleries and other venues across the country!

To sign up to participate, visit

3.) ATHICA Emerges III

Deadline for Submissions: April 30

Run Dates: June 20 - July 19, 2009

Mary C. Wilson, Curator
Erin McIntosh, Assistant Curator

The ATHICA Emerges program exhibition is the one exhibit we mount a year that is designed to serve local artists.

-All media are encouraged, as well as group proposals. We can accommodate large-scale sculpture and painting as well as installation. (Please see the OurSpace page for images of our space as well as a downloadable floorplan.)

-This is a great opportunity for emerging artists to gain experience and exposure as well as experience collaborating with curators.

-ATHICA will promote the exhibition and print an exhibition catalog as well as website representation.

- Artists will be responsible for the cost of their opening and closing receptions as well as the cost of their announcement card printing, which we will design.

Email low-res jpgs or urls to or mail short proposal with SASE to:
ATHICA, 160 Tracy Street, Unit 4, Athens, GA 30601.

Note: no prospectus, no insurance

4.) 3rd Annual 2009 Paint the Parks100 Competition

Deadline: April 30-May 31, 2009

3rd Annual 2009 Paint the Parks100 Competition. $10,000 Grand Prize Purchase Award; $5,000 Mini Grand Prize Purchase Award! Thousands more in additional prizes and awards! The Paint the Parks100 has become one of the country's top juried exhibitions for established and emerging artists. Save $10 on your early entries postmarked by April 30. 2009. Final deadline: May 31, 2009.
Paintings should be representative, and depict any area under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, in any way, in any medium.
Go to for a list of eligible areas viewable by state. View details at

PaintAmerica is a national, non-profit organization to support and promote the visual arts.
Proceeds support the PaintAmerica Scholarship Fund and the National Park Foundation.

5.) The 50th annual “Art on Main" fine art and fine craft show, Hendersonville, NC

Application Deadline postmarked by 5/1/09

Artist applications are available for the 50th annual juried “Art on Main” fine art and fine craft show, Oct. 2-4, Hendersonville, N.C. This juried show is presented by the Arts Council of Henderson County. Artists may request an application by calling the Arts Council at 828.693.8504 or by downloading an at: For more information about “Art on Main,” please call 828.693.8504.

6.) HOME: A National, Juried Exhibition of Origins, Places and Connections
Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, Mass.

Entry deadline May 16, 2009 for CDs

HOME can be defined as where one was born or has been for a long period, a place where one lives, a familiar environment or a community of individuals. Emotional connections to a sense of HOME can be joyfully positive or painfully negative. No matter the interpretation, the concept of HOME surfaces extremely personal views and messages. The Attleboro Arts Museum invites all artists to submit original work in all mediums and concepts that represent their personal expressions of HOME. This national juried exhibition will be on display in the museum’s Ottmar Gallery. Six cash prizes of $100 will be awarded. The HOME Exhibition will take place July 7-31, 2009 and the opening awards reception, July 10, 7-9 p.m. Download entry form: