2014-10-14-bloomberg-public-art-challenge

Last week, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced their commitment to invest up to $1 million in three cities in support of innovative, temporary public art projects that enhance quality of life.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts is now accepting proposals to represent Baltimore City in the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge.

As Baltimore City’s designated Arts Council, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts strives to make Baltimore a more creative and vibrant city.  The Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge represents a remarkable opportunity for the City of Baltimore.  Each city may enter only one application, which must be submitted by the Mayor and represent a collaboration between the City and an artist and/or arts organization. At least three cities will receive up to $1 million each over two years to support temporary art projects that:

  • Celebrate creativity
  • Enhance urban identity
  • Encourage public/private partnerships
  • Drive economic development

Submissions are encouraged from all artistic disciplines including multi-media, visual and performing arts.  Projects may be new ideas, or in development and have not yet been realized.

Successful applicants will:

  • Bring people together to experience public places in dynamic and transformative ways
  • Demonstrate close collaboration between artists, arts organizations and cities
  • Establish robust public/private partnerships between local government and other funders

Selection criteria include:

  • Excellent, innovative public art project
  • Potential for positive impact on Baltimore City
  • Evidence of technical feasibility of the project idea and its implementation (i.e. staff, consultants, fabricators, engineers, strategy for regulatory approvals, etc.)
  • Appropriate budget and capacity to leverage other sources of support
  • Strong marketing and audience engagement strategy
  • Commitment to evaluating outcomes

Up to five proposals will be selected by a representative of the Mayor’s office and two additional jurors to be designated by the Mayor.  The finalists will be notified by Friday, November 14 and asked to prepare additional information. These proposals will then be presented to the public at a date, time and location to be announced.  The jurors will make a recommendation to the Mayor as to the project to be submitted.  The Mayor will make the final decision.

DEADLINE: Monday, November 3, 2014 – 9:00am

NOTIFICATION: Friday, November 14

DOWNLOAD THE FULL REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS HERE

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION HERE

Applications must be submitted via email to: Krista Green, Assistant Cultural Affairs Director at kgreen@promotionandarts.org

 

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Gallery 110: 5th Annual Juried Exhibition
Gallery 110
110 3rd Ave. South
Seattle, WA 98104

APPLY TO THIS CALL

CALL FOR ENTRIES Fifth Annual Juried Exhibition February 5– 28, 2015 Gallery 110’s annual juried exhibition will showcase work by emerging and established artists. Our gallery location and reputation offer Artists exposure to professional reviews, access to Seattle’s Pioneer Square gallery district and First Thursday Art Walk.

JUROR: Scott Lawrimore is the first Director of the University of Washington’s Jacob Lawrence Gallery. Lawrimore is responsible for the development and presentation of the Galley’s programs and exhibitions and is also a part-time lecturer. Before working at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Lawrimore was the Deputy Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Frye Art Museum, has worked with Art Access Magazine, Foster/White Gallery, Davidson Galleries, and Greg Kucera Gallery before opening his own space, Lawrimore Project, in 2006.

Finalists’ works will be displayed at the gallery from February 5 through February 28, 2015. The juror will award first, second and third place awards, for which the artists will receive $500, $300 and $200, respectively.

ELIGIBILTY: This international juried show is open to all artists over 18 years of age. Artwork may be in any two or three dimensional media and must be original works of art by the artist submitting the entry. Works requiring electrical outlets (e.g. video, neon, sound, lightboxes) are not eligible.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Midnight (MT) October 22, 2014. FEES: The fee is $35 for 3 entries. Add $10 for each additional piece. Payment must be in US dollars. Entry fees are non-refundable.

CONDITIONS AND RULES: Entries accepted for exhibition must have a professional appearance. Two-dimensional artwork must be mounted with hanging wire and immediately ready for the wall. The gallery reserves the right not to hang accepted works if they are not presented in the format specified. Works on paper must be framed and protected under glass or Plexiglas. Artwork cannot weigh more than 35 pounds. Artists may not substitute another work for the accepted work. Entries must be for sale and priced with the intent to sell. A gallery commission of 50% will be deducted from sales. Artists grant permission to Gallery 110 to reproduce accepted artwork for promotional uses in both printed and electronic forms.

NOTIFICATIONS: A list of finalists will be posted on our gallery website in early December 2014. Finalists will be notified by email. Artists whose work has been selected will be responsible for the framing and delivery of work to Gallery 110 by January 28, 2015, 5 pm. The gallery is open to accept deliveries during normal gallery hours. Late deliveries, for any reason, will not be accepted. Shipping, delivery, and return instructions will be provided with the acceptance notification. Delivery and return shipping charges, and insurance are the artist’s responsibility.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • October 22, 2014 Deadline for entries. December 4, 2014 Notifications emailed.
  • January 28, 2015 Deadline for receipt of shipped artwork.
  • January 31, 5 PM Deadline for artwork hand delivered to Gallery. Gallery hours: Wed. – Sat., 12 – 5 pm.
  • February 5 Seattle’s First Thursday Art Walk.
  • February 7 Artist Reception and Awards, 5-8pm. February 28 Exhibition closes.
  • March 4 Pick up hand delivered artwork. Shipped work returned within 2 weeks.

ENTER ONLINE:  Use www.callforentry.org to upload images and pay fees. To prepare your images for uploading, please adhere to the file specifications found on www.callforentry.org under CAFÉ HELP.

QUESTIONS: Email juriedshow@gallery110.com or call our gallery director at 206-624-9336, noon-5pm, W-F.

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The Grit Fund supports unincorporated and collaborative artist-organized activity that contributes significantly to Baltimore’s arts landscape but seldom qualifies for traditional funding. Established with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Grit Fund expands Warhol’s Regional Regranting Program to the Mid-Atlantic, encouraging projects that generate opportunities and create platforms for artists to engage with each other and with the public. Funded activities could include but are not limited to: exhibitions, publications, public events, public art, film screenings, the ongoing work of an existing arts venue or collective, and the founding of a new arts venue or collective.

The Grit Fund, which will be administered by The Contemporary starting in January 2015, provides 8-12 grants in amounts between $1,000–$6,000, totaling $50,000 annually. The Grit Fund will accept proposals from non-incorporated, artist-organized initiatives that work collaboratively and reside in Baltimore City or Baltimore County. Projects must take place in either Baltimore City or Baltimore County and be accessible to the general public. The Contemporary’s mission is inspired by three guiding principles: artists matter, collaboration is key, and audience is everywhere. In keeping with this mission, the Grit Fund values risk-taking, encourages collaboration, and seeks to expand points of access to contemporary art.

Application guidelines will be available to the public on November 24th. Submissions will open January 12th and awardees will be announced April 22nd. Grantees will be selected by a panel comprised of local and national artists and arts professionals. The staff of The Contemporary will not influence granting decisions.

Please direct all inquiries to gritfund@contemporary.org.

http://www.contemporary.org/gritfund/

 

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Dab Art Hosts: 2014 International Juried Show at the Hud Gallery
1793 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001

APPLY TO THIS CALL

Media
Images – Minimum: 3, Maximum: 15
Total Media – Minimum: 3, Maximum: 15

Entry Fee (Dab Art): $20.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $5.00

Dab Art’s juried shows invite artists from all over the globe to enter their best works for exhibition. Our jury of professional artists judge artwork based on technical application, originality and concept. Finalists will be invited to show their work in a six week exhibition. The top three artists will be awarded with cash prizes. Our gallery is housed in a vintage, 1930’s-era building in Ventura, California. The vaulted ceilings and suspended display walls create a unique and inspiring exhibition space. Our shows bring art enthusiasts and collectors from Los Angeles to the Central Coast looking to view and buy amazing art. Enter and see if you are the next to be a part of Dab Art!

Applicants

All 2D and 3D artists are invited to enter. Audio and video entries will not be accepted.

Awards

All entries will be judged and scored by a panel of professional artists. The top 3 works selected by our judges will receive cash prizes.

Jurors

Dab Art has selected a panel of professional artists to judge works based on technical skill, originality and concept. The current jurors are Nash Rightmer, Jonas Lara, Melissa Arellano, Rodrigo Aguilar, Cameron Hurdus and Yessíca Torres.

Important Dates

October 21st, 2014 10pm Pacific Time – Call Closes

October 24th, 2014 – Notification of Selected Artists (Notices will be sent via email)

November 11th, 2014 – Deadline for receiving all artwork. *Artists who choose to “Hand Deliver” their artwork must make delivery arrangements with Dab Art.

November 15th, 2014 – Opening Reception *Begins at 6pm.

December 22nd, 2014 – Exhibition Closes

December 29th, 2014 – All work will be repacked and shipped to artists. *Artists who choose to “Pick Up” their artwork must make prior arrangements with Dab Art.

Commission

Dab Art will retain 30% of all sales. All artwork that is accepted by Dab Art must be listed for sale.

For more information about Dab Art please visit www.dabart.me

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African Heritage Cultural Arts Center Amadlozi Gallery
6161 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, Fl 33142

APPLY TO THIS CALL

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs through the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center Amadlozi Gallery invites professional visual artists residing in the United States to submit works for its upcoming 2015 season of juried exhibitions.

 

Black History Month Opening Exhibition, January 7th – February 28th

The exhibition will explore the diversity of the African diaspora in the US and around the world.

 

Women’s History Month Exhibition, March 5th – March 31st

The exhibition will contextualize the contemporary Black female experience.

 

Visual Art Teachers Celebration Exhibition, Sept 5th  – 30th   

* Must be/or have worked as a visual arts teacher in an education facility

The exhibition will showcase the talents of the visual art teacher.

 

 

ABOUT THE AMADLOZI GALLERY

The Amadlozi Gallery provides quality exhibits that are visually engaging, culturally enriching and intellectually provocative. As one of the few art spaces located within the inner city of Miami-Dade County, the Amadlozi Gallery offers an exhibition space and professional development opportunities for artists whose focus is the Black life experience; however it is open to all artists and works that meet professional standards and are sensitive to the community wherein the gallery resides.

 

The Amadlozi Gallery has served as host for several outstanding collections, including The Smithsonian Institution, Amistad, Southern Arts Federation, The Black Heritage Museum, Kuumba Artist Collective, and Inner City Renaissance Artist. In addition, numerous artists have exhibited in the galleries, including Jacob Lawrence, Willis “Bing” Davis, Purvis Young, Oscar Thomas, Charles Humes, Gene Tinnie, Charles Mills, John Fayson, Kabuya Pamela Bowens, Omar Thompson, Pierre Nicholas, Robert McKnight, Jean-Claude Rigaud, Baye, Adonis Parker, Bayunga, Ray Parris, Darryn Ferguson, among others.

 

REVIEW CRITERIA

 

The Amadlozi Gallery recognizes professional artists who have established a recognized body of original works of art within an artistic discipline, created over a sustained period of time; have established a track record of exhibitions/screenings and critical commentary regarding their work; and are pursuing this work as a means of livelihood and/or a way to achieve the highest level of professional recognition.

 

Submissions will be judged by the following general criteria:

{C}1.     Degree of artistic excellence

{C}2.     Evidence of an established and recognized body of work over a sustained period of time

{C}3.     Consistency in the submitted body of work

{C}4.     Appropriateness for the curatorial direction of the exhibition

 

Selection Panel

Adler Guerrier, Artist (Miami)

Maria Elena Ortiz, Perez Art Museum Miami

Aramis O’Reilly, Artist (Miami)

Mikhaile Solomon, Public Art Coordinator, Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation

 

All works submitted for consideration must adhere to the following requirements:

  • 2-dimensional works of art are to be framed
  • Works must be prepped for hanging or mounting
  • All works must be appropriate to curatorial direction of the exhibition(s)
  • Treated for termite infection

 

Artists have the ability to sell your work while exhibiting at the Amadlozi Gallery.  The Gallery reserves the right to assess a commission no greater than 20%.

 

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK

Application Deadline Submissions must be received as a complete application in CaFÉ™ by no later than October 20, 2014.

{C}1.     Submission Process Submissions must be received as a complete application in CaFÉ™ by no later than October 20, 2014 Midnight EST. All materials will be submitted online, via CaFÉ™. There is NO application fee to apply or to use the CaFÉ™ online application system. To view the application, go to www.callforentry.org, register a username and password, navigate to “Apply to Calls,” and search for “Miami-Dade Art in Public Places.” All submissions must be received as a complete application in CaFÉ™. Assistance in using the CaFÉ™ system is available during regular business hours via email at café@westaf.org

{C}2.     Ten (10) images of previously completed work, this may include details. Please accurately identify medium, dimensions, date, location, client/agency, size, budget, completion date, and a brief written description. The CaFÉ™system will prompt you to enter this information with each uploaded image.

NOTE: Artists who work in video, sound, installations and kinetic sculpture may submit a 3 minute video, audio or dynamic media file in lieu of still images to further describe their work.  Artists must submit a complete the application and upload a video file representing the visual component of the work to the CAFÉ™ website. Maximum length is 3 minutes total.

{C}3.     Artist Statement

{C}4.     A current professional resume

ELIGIBILITY

The Call to Artists is open to experienced professional artists residing in the United States. Miami-Dade employees, as well as selection panelists and panelists’ immediate family members, are excluded from participation.

If you have any questions, please contact Ashlee Thomas at 305-638-6771 or ashleet@miamidade.gov