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.

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