Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Opportunities and Calls for Art

Boxing Gloves and Bustiers at Soho20 Chelsea Gallery - Deadline May 15, 2009:

Soho20 Chelsea Gallery is now accepting submissions for “Boxing Gloves and Bustiers” an exhibition of video works that explore the many faces of heroic female figuration through the lens of contemporary video. Topics can include but are not limited to:

  • Work that addresses a shift in the relationship of women to power and place and the subsequent critique this change entails. This might also include an appraisal of the hybrid nature of women as super-heroic in contemporary culture.
  • Work that depicts female triumph either in an extreme form or against the odds.
  • Work depicting or critiquing female transfiguration.
  • Work that demonstrates the ability of women artist/protagonists to transform the world around them.
  • Work on performative self-portraiture or invented selves, from the ordinary to the fantastic.


Submissions will be accepted by all artists. Submissions should be sent to:

(c/o Juried 09)

SOHO20 Gallery

Suite 605

511 West 25th St.

NEW YORK, NY 10001

All submissions must be postmarked by May 15, 2009 to be considered. For more information call Gallery Director: Jenn Dierdorf (212) 367-8994 or email soho20@verizon.net

To apply please send the following materials:

An entry form for each film submitted, labeled with title of film/video, length, entrants name, address, phone and email. Download entry form at:

  • http://www.soho20gallery.com/New/Soho_Juried09.pdf
  • A labeled DVD or CD of your submission. Videos must be under ten minutes. Formatted as a QuickTime (NTSC.) If possible please include title of work and credits in QuickTime.
  • Publicity Materials and stills (optional.)
  • A self addressed stamped envelope (if you would like your materials returned.)
  • A $25 entry fee. $10 for each additional video. Send check with package or pay via paypal at:http://www.soho20gallery.com/New/Juried09.html

Echo: Variations on a Theme at
Meredith College (presented by WCAGA) - Deadline May 25, 2009:

Exhibition Theme:
Echo: Variations on a Theme provides opportunities for artists to explore and elaborate on the endless possibilities of a specific idea or theme as it unfolds and develops in the artist’s mind. Like the variations on a theme in a musical composition, the artist can revise the composition, color, line, texture, shape or media of the original theme in order to further the inherent conversation or dialogue with the viewer. Working in a series rather than on a single presentation of a theme acknowledges the natural process that ideas undergo as they illuminate, develop, change and give rise to related and new ideas.

Ann Roth is gallery director and teaches color theory at Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina. She has held curatorial and administrative positions in universities, non-profit arts organizations and commercial galleries since 1976. She has served as Juror for numerous exhibitions, including the Town of Cary's Lazy Daze Arts Festival, Artspace, the Visual Art Exchange and the Raleigh Arts Commission. Ms. Roth is also a weaver. Her hand dyed and woven rugs have been exhibited at the NC State Craft Center, American Craft Council Southeastern Regional Exhibition and in Meredith College art faculty shows. She received her MFA in textile design from the University of Kansas and her BFA from the University of Michigan.

Requirements for accepted work:
1. All Two-Dimensional work must be appropriately and professionally presented and ready to hang. Information regarding hanging requirements at Meredith’s Gallery will be sent along with notification to accepted artists.
2. Three-Dimensional work must be stable on a flat surface.
3. Include special instructions for installation work, if necessary. Artist must handle any involved installations.

Current and new members of the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) are invited to submit up to six pieces of original art work. Accepted artists must be a paid-up 2009 WCA member in order to exhibit. The exhibition entry fee does not cover the WCA membership. For new or renewal WCA membership see: www.nationalwca.org

Rules of Entry:
1. Entries will be judged from digital, Jpg format,300 dpi, size 4” x 6”. A maximum of six works may be submitted in either of the following two formats:
a. One series of 3 to 6 images to form a
thematic body of work
b. Two series of 3 images, each series
to form a thematic body of work

2. Each 2D work may NOT exceed 36” including framed images.

3. All media except video are accepted.
3-D work will be placed close to a wall due to traffic flow through the gallery space. Nothing may be hung from the ceiling.

4. All digital files must be accompanied by an Official Entry Form that lists title, media, size, date and price.

5. Attach a short statement of no more than 150 words about your work as it relates to the exhibition theme.

6. Entries must be received by
May 25, 2009. Late entries will not be considered.

7. There is a $25.00 entry fee.

For more information, visit the Women's Caucus for Art of Georgia website.

ART QUILTS LOWELL 2009: A Juried Exhibition at Brush Art Gallery & Studios - Deadline May 28, 2009:

Exhibition runs from August 5 – September 19, 2009
Brush Art Gallery & Studios, Lowell, Massachusetts
A venue of the Lowell Quilt Festival

ART QUILTS LOWELL 2009 is a juried exhibition, organized by the Brush Art
Gallery, to identify and encourage quilt artists. The exhibition will include art quilts
from artists throughout the United States and Canada. The exhibition will provide an
overview of some of the finest quilts being produced; it is a feature of the 2009
Lowell Quilt Festival August 6-9.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists who are residents of the United States or Canada

METHOD OF SELECTION: Digital images CD only (no slides or photographs)
will be juried by Sylvia Einstein, curator and internationally-known quilt-maker, and
Judy Becker, well-known contemporary quilt-maker, curator and juror.

ENTRY PROCEDURE: Artists may submit up to three entries. A $35 non-refundable
fee made out to the Brush Art Gallery is required with entries.
• Only original art quilts completed within the past 4 years are eligible. All quilts
must be no larger in height than 5.5 feet or width 4 feet and must be ready
for hanging with a 3-6 inch sleeve (large enough to comfortably
accommodate a wood dowel or wood/plastic slat). All quilts must be
accompanied by dowels or slats. Dowels need hardware and slats should have
hardware or holes for hanging. Quilts that don’t meet these requirements will
not be accepted for hanging. Quilts should be clearly labeled on reverse with
artist’s name and title of quilt.
• Please submit up to six high resolution jpegs on a CD. The total number of
entries is three, which means there can be six images: the full quilt and a
detail image for each quilt.
• Fill in the application form below.
• Mail application form, entry fee, CDs, e-mail address for jury decision,
application form, and SASE for return of CDs not selected to:

Brush Art Gallery
256 Market Street
Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

• Note: all communication, including jury decision will be done via email,
so make sure to provide a clearly-printed e-mail address that
you check frequently.
2009 Calendar:
Entry Deadline May 28 (delivered, not postmarked)
Notification of Jury Decision After June 10th
Delivery of work Due at the Brush Gallery by July 20
Exhibition opens to public August 5
Artists’ Reception Saturday, August 8, 3-5 PM
Exhibition closes September 19
Work to be removed from
Brush Gallery September 20 and 21
Artists are responsible for delivery (and insurance) of work in transit to and from
the Brush Gallery. Work that is shipped must also be accompanied by
appropriate return shipping costs in the form of a prepaid FEDEX, UPS, or
US mail return label (no checks or credit card numbers), and a heavy duty
shipping tube or box.
For more information, visit Brush Art Gallery and Studios website.

Cultural Memory: Transdiasporic Art Practices at Woman Made Gallery - Deadline June 17, 2009:
Foto-Fiber-Fabulous at Fiber Artspace - Deadline June 30, 2009:

As part of San Antonio's "Fotoseptiembre"

September 3 - October 30, 2009
Fiber Artspace invites fiber artists to participate in the exhibition Foto-Fiber-Fabulous, open September 3 through October 30, 2009. Fiber artwork for this exhibit should incorporate an obvious use of photography.
Artwork should be no larger than 30 inches on any side. Artwork must be able to hang on the wall, and come “ready to hang”, with any required hanging system intact. Artwork that arrives without an intact hanging system will be declined. Fiber Artspace reserves the right to decline any accepted work that arrives which does not resemble the images received at time of entry, any stains or strong odors. Please insure your artwork for the appraised value prior to shipping. Fiber Artspace is not responsible for loss during shipping. Entry fee of $25 for up to 3 pieces. High quality, print-ready digital images will be accepted on CD with mailed application form. Accepted artwork must be insured by the artist. Accepted artwork may be offered for sale. Artists that are selected into this show will be invited to participate in Fiber Artspace's December Artist's Appreciation Show and Sale.
Fiber Artspace Curators: Laura Beehler, Laurie Brainerd, Laurel Gibson, Leslie Tucker Jenison
Blue Star Arts Complex, 1414 S. Alamo #103 (in the Armon Art Suite of Galleries)
San Antonio, TX 78210 www.fiberartspace.com
Commissions Insurance
Fiber Artspace will retain a 40% commission on any artwork sold during the duration of the show. Artist is responsible for insuring work at all times.
Important Dates
Application deadline: received by June 30, 2009
Notification of Acceptance July 15, 2009, via email
Artwork Delivery by August 21, 2009
Opening Reception September 3, 2009
First Friday Artwalk September 4, 2009
First Friday Artwalk October 2, 2009
Last Day of Show October 30, 2009
Unsold Artwork Picked-Up October 31, 2009, between 11-6.
Delivery and Shipping
Artwork can be physically delivered/picked-up or mailed/couriered. For in-person delivery, please deliver your work on August 21, 2009 and pick up
on October 31, 2009. Please notify the gallery of when you plan to pick your unsold artwork up.
For mailed/couriered work, please have your work arrive no later than
August 21, 2009. Artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from venue
Mail Entry Form and CD to:
Fiber Artspace
c/o Laura Beehler
PO Box 1119
Converse TX 78109

For more information, visit Fiber Artspace's website.
“Mother/mother", curated by Jennifer Wroblewski, Pertaining to Parenting and/or Childbirth for Fall 2009 Exhibit at A.I.R. Gallery

Proposals must be postmarked or hand delivered to the gallery on or before July 1, 2009 at 6pm. Proposals submitted online must be received by 11pm on July 1, 2009.

EXHIBIT CRITERIA: The curator seeks work (by women and men) made during a pregnancy, or within five years of the birth of the artist’s child. The work submitted does NOT need to be specifically about parenting or childbirth. The curator is interested in work that was made during the same period as the artist was also engaged with the thrills and problems of parenting.

This exhibition — the first of its kind — has already been discussed in a feature article in the Brooklyn RailNeoMaternalism: Contemporary Artists' Approach to Motherhood, by Sharon Butler, December 2008), and has been mentioned on several prominent art blogs including Art Fag City, Art21 Blog, and Creative Construction. (

Roughly one half of the exhibition will be comprised of work garnered from this open call, with the other half of the work included by special invitation of the curator. Invited artists include Sharon Thomas, Vicki Sher, Dana Lee, and Julie Heffernan.

GUIDELINES & ELIGIBILITY: Any artist, male or female, who has made work during a pregnancy or within five years of the birth of a child is eligible to submit made in that time period. Artworks in all media will be considered. The curator is particularly interested in work that results from changes in artistic processes or new thematic concerns that arise out of pregnancy. In other words, this work does not need to be specifically about childbearing or childrearing. The curator will be looking for interesting links in process and theme across the full range of submissions.

For more information, please visit the A.I.R. Gallery website.

Generously Odd: Craft Now at Lexington Art League - Deadline July 31, 2009:

In an attempt to chronicle the unique territory currently being examined by today�s avant-garde craft artists, LAL invites artists/craftspeople to apply for an upcoming exhibition in the historic Loudoun House. Generously Odd: Craft Now will focus on contemporary craft objects that engagingly experiment with material, form and concept. While all craft media will be considered, the exhibition will place emphasis on works that explore abundant decoration, obsessive techniques, and peculiar narratives or concepts. Travis S. Townsend, artist, woodworker, and Lecturer of Art at Eastern Kentucky University, will curate the exhibition. The exhibition will be on view October 24, 2009-January 3, 2010.

For more information, visit Lexington Art League's website.

$3000 Artist's Fellowship at Southeastern College Art Conference - Deadline August 1, 2009:

The Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) awards one $3000 fellowship to an artist or group of artists working together on a specific project. Membership is required. No restrictions are made by SECAC on how the fellowship funds are expended. SECAC requests that the fellows provide documentation of the project or work produced during the fellowship period (one year from receipt of fellowship money). Documentation may take the form of an exhibition at the subsequent annual SECAC conference, a catalogue or other publication form, an exhibition of the work exhibited at another institution during the fellowship period, a presentation or other proposed and accepted form of documentation. There is no fee for application for the fellowship.

For more information, visit the SECAC website.

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