Sunday, January 15, 2012

Upcoming Exhibition Deadlines - Jan 22, 2012-- Jan. 28, 2012



Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: Mystery Build
Deadline: 09/16/12

Mystery Build is an art challenge focused on ingenuity and resourcefulness. Contestants must create an original work of art using only the materials provided in a Mystery Build Kit. Contestants upload photos or videos of their creation and compete for $10,000 in cash prizes. Mystery Build Kits are available at

The specific materials in the Kit will be unknown to you at the time of purchase, but you can expect to find some common sculpting materials like wood, metal, clay, and fiber. The Kits are 10" wide and 3.5" deep and contain around 2.5 lbs. of materials. All Mystery Build Kits are the same.

Enter individually or as a team. Visit for details.

Deadline: 09-16-2012

Art gallery looking for artists (ONGOING)

Call Type: Exhibitions
Deadline Type: ongoing
Eligibility: Chicago

Hello, my name is Cindy Hutchinson. I am launching a new business this spring in the vibrant shopping district of Lincoln Park. An art gallery & boutique with a fresh twist, we will host the home to a multitude of local artists of all different art forms and mediums.

Instead of the normal gallery set-up that takes a 50% cut of each sale, each artist selected to participate has the option to rent a space to show his or her artwork on a month-to-month commitment in addition to a 10% commission fee. You provide the art, and in return the business side is taken care of: advertising, links to your website from ours, special events, trunk shows and more! This is a wonderful opportunity for you to have a permanent retail location where your customers can always find your artwork.

We are currently looking for fresh, new one of a kind gifts, handmade goods, interior designers, and fine art. We are seeking undiscovered artists, as well as artists well establish in their careers looking for a way to expand their own client base. All mediums are welcome to apply: Jewelers, fine art, mixed media, sculpture, etc. ….

The space will be located at 1022 W. Armitage. Click on the link to view the location on the realtors website. The location is amazing and speaks for itself: busy with restaurants, high end shopping, nightlife, and it is mere steps away from the Brown Line Armitage stop.

If interested in being a part of this exciting new venture, please respond to with the fallowing information:


Phone no



3-5 pictures of your work

A list of art/products you would be interested in carrying in our gallery.

Tell us a bit about you ,and your background as an artist.

We look forward to hearing from you!



Contact Information
Contact Name: Cindy Hutchinson

Las Manos Gallery is looking for industrial style artists


Deadline Type: ongoing
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Chicago
Las Manos Gallery is looking for new artists working in a Fritz Lang, industrail, urban style for our upcoming show. For this show we are looking for not just painters or photographers, but sculptures, furniture makers, video artsit and sound artist. With each show we try to show as many artists as possible from a number of different styles.

We do not have a date set yet but it will most likely be in Feburary.

If you are interested in applying please go to our web site and click on apply, we do not accept applications that are not in PDF format.

Posting Organization
Las Manos Gallery
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Contact Information:
5220 N Clark
Chicago , IL 60640
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entry level gallery looking for emerging as well as professional artist.

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Contact Phone Number: 773.728.8910
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Chicago , IL 60640
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Video Producer

Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 1/27/2012
Call Type: Other Calls
Eligibility: Chicago
One Nation, Under Construction: Call for Submissions The Chicago Architecture Foundation is seeking great architecture- and infrastructure-related stories to include in our digital learning project, One Nation, Under Construction. We are looking for independent filmmakers and producers to create a cohesive series of short videos that explore one idea or place. If you have a great idea, please send us a brief pitch. Describe the story, place, ideas, and characters or subjects. Tell us what people will learn and what makes it a good story. What is the bigger message? Why would it be engaging to visitors to the site? Your proposal should be short—not longer than a page or two. Please send your resume and a few examples of your past work. This is a paid position. A bit about us: The Chicago Architecture Foundation connects people and place through the power of design. Our goal is to inspire people to participate in the building of great communities. Our programs meet our audience where they are – from bringing awareness of place to providing tools and skills to make change. We are a unique blend of cultural, educational, and community engagement forums. CAF produces tours, exhibitions, lectures, special events, and adult and youth education activities. And a bit about our web project: One Nation, Under Construction ( is a humanities-based web project, produced by CAF, which engages people in learning the stories behind the construction— conceptual and physical— of America’s spaces, places, and structures. The One Nation, Under Construction site features brief, stand-alone video and audio segments. Each explores stories related to architecture, infrastructure, urban history, planning, and landscape. Collections—groups of segments—focus on a single idea or place. While drawing on the latest scholarship, each collection surprises, engages, and moves audiences as it investigates the link between the ways of building and the values of the builders. The power of this project derives from its approach—featuring everyday voices and stories alongside the expertise of featured scholars and specialists. Chicago will be its touchstone, but the project will cover national and international issues. Here is the scope of work: • Create a series of three engaging and professionally edited 2-3 minute segments that explore a specific Chicago-based idea or place. • Incorporate images, supporting video clips, music, citations and/or logos as appropriate • Supply CAF documentation of image rights acquisition • Provide text and images for use on website per CAF’s instructions • Upload finished segments in the file type and location that CAF indicates If we select your submission, we will work out a three-month project schedule that will include the following milestones: • Storyboard of each segment. Include, if appropriate, a list of interviewees or subjects, interview questions, and the goal for each segment. • Rough edit for review • Fine edit for review + signoff • Final productPosting Organization
Chicago Architecture Foundation
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224 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604
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The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing public interest and education in architecture and design. CAF presents a comprehensive program of tours, exhibitions, lectures, special events, and adult and youth education activities, all designed to enhance the public’s awareness and appreciation of Chicago’s outstanding architectural legacy.

Call for Entries: Brooklyn Utopias: Park Space, Play Space
Old Stone House/Brooklyn Utopias
(Brooklyn NY)

The Brooklyn Utopias exhibition series and Brooklyn's Old Stone House,, are pleased to announce an open call for submissions for the third annual Brooklyn Utopias exhibition, Brooklyn Utopias: Park Space, Play Space, taking place at OSH in Spring 2012, in conjunction with the long-awaited re-opening of the renovated Washington Park/JJ Byrne Playground surrounding the House.

Brooklyn Utopias is an ongoing exhibit and event series, founded in 2009, in which artists, youth, activists, architects, designers and urban theorists consider differing visions of an ideal city through the “concrete” example of Brooklyn. Please visit the original Brooklyn Utopias website,, and our new blog, for more information.

Brooklyn Utopias: Park Space, Play Space at the Old Stone House invites artists to consider the history, politics, and planning surrounding public parks and recreation spaces. Participating artists will critically respond to past and present notions of “utopian” park design, and/or propose their own visions for ideal public spaces. Artists are encouraged to submit proposals for new projects, or existing work that relates the theme, in all media. Projects relating to Brooklyn or NYC are encouraged, but artists may also consider other cities. In addition to work for the exhibit, artists may propose temporary outdoor projects for Washington Park, or public performances, events, and talks to be held throughout the duration of the show’s run. The park’s re-opening ceremonies promise to attract thousands of visitors, as well as city officials and press, and the Brooklyn Utopias exhibit will be prominently featured in all related events.

Interested artists should visit for complete information, and apply before midnight on January 23, 2012.

Exhibition dates: April 5-June 24, 2012

Location: The Old Stone House 2nd floor gallery space at 234 4th Street, Park Slope (between 4th and 5th Avenue) and surrounding park area. The Old Stone House is a reconstructed Dutch colonial farmhouse/historic museum, also the site of the historic Battle of Brooklyn and a former Brooklyn Dodgers clubhouse. Applicants are also encouraged to visit the Old Stone House website,, to learn more about this unique exhibition site.

Artists may contact curator Katherine Gressel at with any questions or to discuss initial ideas.

Public Art Sculpture Honoring the Legacy of Orville Redenbacher

Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 1/23/2012
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
Public Art Sculpture Honoring the Legacy of Orville Redenbacher

The Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission’s Arts Advisory Committee is currently accepting proposals from artists interested in creating a commissioned work of public art for the City of Valparaiso, Indiana.

The Redevelopment Commission is seeking proposals for a public art sculpture that will honor the legacy of Orville Redenbacher. The Orville Redenbacher sculpture will be placed on a bench in Central Park Plaza in downtown Valparaiso.

The Arts Advisory Committee will review proposals and make a recommendation to the Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission. The Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission will make the final decision.

Deadline for submissions: Monday, January 23, 2012 at 4:00 pm CT

Click on the link below for additional information:

Small Works, the 35th Annual National Art Exhibition at Harper College

Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 1/23/2012
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National

35th Harper College National Art Exhibition Featuring Small Works

Small Works is a national juried show of artwork no more that 22” in its largest dimension (including frame for two-dimensional work). All media are eligible except jewelry, film, video/digital video. All entries are judged from digital files. Purchase awards will be available for accepted work. A color catalog will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.

Juror: Aron Packer, Owner/Director, Packer Schopf Gallery

Postmark deadline: January 23, 2012.

Exhibition: March 26 – April 19, 2012.

Posting Organization
Harper College
Contact Information:
1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067
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Organization Description:
Located in Palatine, Illinois, Harper College enrolls more than 25,000 students of all ages, is committed to diversity and multiculturalism and is dedicated to creating a vibrant learning environment which embodies our institutional core values of integrity, respect, excellence and collaboration.

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Harper College, Art Department
1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067-7398
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Wide Open 3 Juried Art Show NYC: Call to Artists

DEADLINE JANUARY 23, 2012 - $2950 in Awards

We are excited to announce our third annual national juried art show, Wide Open 3 and its very prestigious juror—Charlotta Kotik, Curator Emerita of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. With her direction, we look forward to a really awesome show. $2950 in cash prizes will be awarded including $1000 Best in Show. The exhibit runs Mar 18 – Apr 1, 2012.The broad theme of “Wide Open 3″ encompasses all the possibilities of knowledge and freedom and love—wide open spaces…arms wide open…eyes wide open—but as with all things, there is the inevitable opposite—wide open to attack…corruption…failure. What kind of fantasy is this? What does it really indicate? This juried show looks to explore this idea of “wide open” in all the hidden niches of our collective psyche. Ours is a truly unique gallery—a massive Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. Its enormous space affords us the opportunity to exhibit really huge work, and we welcome it. We will be using 8,000 square feet for this show, and look forward to exhibiting artist’s work from all around the country, work in all sizes, subjects, and media, except film (it’s almost completely wide open).

Win a Solo Show and 1 Month of Screen Printing

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: Gowanus Print Lab
Deadline: 01/23/12


The Gowanus Print Lab is now accepting entries for a solo exhibition in our bright and spacious exhibition space. Exhibition will run from February 8th through March 5th, with an opening reception 6-9pm on February 10th. The call is open to all mediums, those working in print or are interested in working in print encouraged to apply.

In addition to a solo show, the winner will receive a free 1 month studio pass at the Print Lab ($200 value).

Please visit for submission guidelines and more information.

>>>Submission deadline January 23rd.

"Our Earth" Call for Art all mediums at Flow Art Space
Deadline Type:
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Juried group show to be held from April 18 - 28, 2012 which overlaps with Earth Day/Week and Arbor Day. All art must be ecological or environmental art, whether by subject, message, method of creation, and/or materials used.

Eligible entries include drawing, painting, fiber, ceramics, photography, glass, sculpture, wood, mixed media, etc. All will be considered. Video artists and installation artists please contact the gallery prior to submitting. Artists must be 18+ years of age.

Artists handle and keep 100% of their sales. More at
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Flow Art Space LLC
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34, 13th Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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FLOW ART SPACE was founded with a mission to provide artists with ongoing opportunities to show their work in a professional environment and to connect them with potential buyers. In this spirit, FLOW ART SPACE will regularly announce new calls for art throughout the year.

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34 -13th Avenue NE
Suite B002B
Minneapolis, MN, Minnesota 55413
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The Artist as Quiltmaker XV

Deadline: January 24, 2012 (ONLINE) & (RECEIVE)

The Artist as Quiltmaker XV
15th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts
Firelands Association for the Visual Arts
New Union Center for the Art
Oberlin, OH
May 13 – July 29, 2012

Artists living in the U.S. or Canada may submit up to three entries. Artwork must be an original design and not created in a classroom or workshop setting. Artwork must be ready to exhibit, completed after December 2008, and not previously exhibited at FAVA. Maximum height or width is 108”. Innovative two- and three-dimensional quilts are invited.

• $30 Online entry (payment by Visa, Mastercard, or Paypal)
• $35 Mailed entry (check payable to FAVA)

FAVA's standard practice differs from other exhibitions where jurors view only digital images or slides. The AQM XV juror will view submitted works in two blind rounds. (Artists' names are concealed.)

Round 1 Initial jury from digital images - Notification by email or telephone
Round 2 Final object jury from the actual quilts

Work significantly differing from that represented in the digital image will be returned after the final object jury date.

Juror: Jean Druesedow, Director Kent State University Museum

Awards: Cash prizes

Visit website for more additional information:


Coordinator: Ruta Marino, Artist & Curator
(phone) 440-774-7158

New Union Center for the Arts
39 South Main Street
Oberlin, OH 44074

2nd Annual Junk or Genius International Exhibition

Sponsor: Gallore Gallery
Deadline: 01/25/12
Jury Fee: 35/3 40/8
Number of Images: 3 to 8
Commission: 35%
Awards: Named the 2012 International Junk or Gen
Notification Date: 02/01/12
Years Held: 1
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Drop Off: 03/20/12
Pick Up: 05/15/12
Show Start: 04/06/12
Show End: 05/04/12
City: Middletown
State: Connceticut/Middlesex County
Country: United States of America

In it's inaugural year the 2011 Junk or Genius International Exhibition was an event that firmly established the Gallore Gallery as a premiere outlet for artist and collectors to exhibit and discover high end artwork. The event featured 12 diverse artist from across the United States and around the globe. In less than a years time the Gallore Gallery has quickly become recognized for it's unique awards, signature red carpet opening receptions, diverse international events and for the quality of contemporary artist they currently represent. Now in its second year this sponsored event has become one of the art worlds premiere international competitions. Attended by dealers, collectors & art enthusiast from the surrounding region and around the globe, the 2012 JOG exhibition will surely be an event again used for discovering and representing some of the world finest talents.. The talent garnered from last years pool of top notch participants have gone on to be represented for one full year by the Gallore Gallery. Each winner named not only received the title of JOG International or Domestic Winner but also Gallery Representation and a month long solo exhibition. With the turnout of past events, 2012 JOG promises to be bigger than last years event featuring more quality diverse artists. This is certainly an event that attracts award-winning artist and emerging talent, seeking exposure to top buyers and representation from a top flight gallery should enter.

Apogaea, Inc: The Spiral

Number of Applications Allowed: 5


Images: 0 - 10

Apogaea is a collaborative outdoor arts and music festival held in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. Here you will find an experiential forum where our ever-expanding community practices freedom of expression in an environment of participation, sharing, and creativity. We invite you to join us in a place where our spirits are as high as the mountains and our minds are as wide open as the plains.

In the spirit of Burning Man, Apogaea establishes a temporary autonomous zone where radical self-expression, inclusiveness, and self-reliance are the hallmarks of its participants. Apogaea is your opportunity to create and contribute, experience and evolve, share and accept, work and play.

Art at Apogaea includes any medium including performance art, sound art, light, sculpture, workshops, and how you decorate your camp or vehicle.

We know that creative genius needs financial support so we have an art grant program to help fund your art. The deadline for applying for a $20,000 maximum grant is 25 January 2011 and 25 February 2011 for a $300 maximum grant.

You can find out more at under "Art, Camps & Things."

Beneath the Southern Sky

Deadline: 25 January 2012 (ONLINE)

Beneath the Southern Sky
A traveling exhibition of contemporary textile art
Curator: Brenda Gael Smith
Confirmed venues:
Craft and Sewing Show, Auckland: 15-18 March 2012
Australasian Quilt Convention: 12-15 April 2012
Textile Art Festival: 9-11 June 2012

Textile artists are invited to submit an entry for a travelling exhibition of textile works exploring the title theme – Beneath the Southern Sky. Each work will be in a 40x100cm (W x L) vertical banner format and up to 30 works may be selected by the curator, Brenda Gael Smith. International entries are welcome.

Conditions of Entry (truncated)
Entry is open to all textile artists. International entries are welcome. Non-Australian artists must provide completed paperwork to satisfy customs requirements.
Entries may be any kind of fibre art but each work must be sturdy enough to travel without special requirements.
Entries must measure 40x100cm finished (W x L, vertical banner format) and include both a hanging sleeve and velcro strips in accordance with the curator’s directions.
Entries must be submitted via the Beneath the Southern Sky Online Entry Form by no later than 25 January 2012 (NSW, Australia time). No paper entries or disks will be accepted.
Only one quilt will be selected per entrant, although artists may enter more than one work.

Artists’ Responsibilities (truncated)
•Artists whose work is selected must pay a $20 administration fee to assist with travel and administration expenses. This fee is payable by no later than 28 February 2012.
•Selected artists will also be responsible for the cost of shipping the work to and from the curator.
•Insurance cover, if desired, is the responsibility of the artist.
•The artist warrants that the textile work is their own original design and indemnifies the curator against any claim for breach of copyright.

Visit website for full details and online entry form:

For further information, please contact

Textuality: A Call for Artworks

International Deadline: January 25, 2012 - Manifest Creative Research Gallery announces an international exhibit exploring works which incorporate text or letter forms.

Not long after humanity began drawing, drawings evolved into writing. Pictures became symbols, abstraction blossomed, and language became visual. Two branches, sharing one root, carried forward people's ideas, feelings, and plans. The visual and the verbal arts shared the role of encapsulating civilization's data. And they continue to do so today, in so many wondrous and varied ways. TEXTUALITY is an exhibit that inquires into the overlap of these two branches, seeking examples of where the verbal is made visual, where language returns into image.

Manifest continues its eighth season with a project intended to feature and explore works which incorporate text or letter forms. These may be in ways that are quite straightforward, or which are abstract, fragmented, or in other ways surprising or significantly processed away from recognition. Manifest is eager to see just how artists make work of any media or genre (painting, drawing, collage, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, video, and non-traditional art, etc.) using text or letter forms as a significant element.

TEXTUALITY is open to everyone. Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter.

Note that artists who previously exhibited at Manifest or had work included in our publication projects ARE perfectly eligible to submit. Our juries are always conducted blind, and we do not disqualify folks who have success in past juries. However there is no advantage here either because our jury members vary from project to project.

Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts genre and media, (including video, photography, sculpture, collage, design, sketching, illustration, etc.). The only limitation is that text or letter forms must be incorporated as a primary element in the realization of the work.

Manifest's selection process involves a complex two-part system. This exhibit will be juried by an anonymous 5-9 member panel of professional and academic advisors with a broad range of expertise. The jury will then pass along their recommendations to the exhibit curator who will make the final selections from the jury-approved pool.

Manifest will produce a full-color catalog documenting the work selected for exhibit. Each exhibiting artist will receive one free copy of the catalog. Artists will receive their copy either in person when picking up work after the exhibit, or with the return shipment of their artwork. Additional copies can be purchased via the online bookstore. For examples of past catalogs visit Manifest Press.

All work accepted for the exhibition must arrive ready to install. Works not gallery-ready, or not exhibiting good craftsmanship, may be omitted from the exhibit. Accepted work that differs significantly from the entry images or suffers from poor presentation, will be disqualified. Please note that professional-level presentation is a must. Work may be hand delivered or shipped. Shipped works must be sent in an easily reusable container/packaging with return shipping prepaid, and include the return shipping label with the work. Works will be returned in the same manner as delivered or via UPS/USPS. All work must arrive at Manifest by the specified date (see calendar below). Accepted work will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. Works not claimed within 30 days of the end of the exhibit will become the property of Manifest. The artists are responsible for all shipping costs.

January 25 Deadline for receipt of entries
February 6 Notifications sent by email to all entrants sometime this week.
February 13 Hi-res images needed for catalog and PR
March 3 Artwork due to Manifest by this date
March 9 Opening reception
April 6 Final Day of Exhibition
April 7-14 Pick-up hand-delivered work
April 11 Schedule shipped artwork for pickup (arranged by artist)

Works will be insured while on gallery premises. Insurance covers theft, vandalism, damage caused by gallery patrons or staff (in accordance with insurance policy). PLEASE NOTE: Insurance does not cover damage caused during shipping due to any reason, including mishandling by carrier or failure of packaging to protect works in transit. Also not covered is damage caused to work by failure of the work itself, its mounting systems installed by the artist, or disintegration/degradation due to the nature/quality of materials or craftsmanship.

Each work submitted must be accompanied by a $10 non-refundable entry fee. Number of entries is unlimited. Entry fee must be paid by U.S. check or U.S. or International money order made payable to MANIFEST, or by credit card via PayPal. (If paying by PayPal PLEASE use the paypal link provided on the page that follows the submission of the online entry form.) Detail images may be included at no additional cost, but should only be included if necessary for understanding the nature or quality of the artwork. For more than one entry fee paid by PayPal PLEASE remember to update quantity when doing so on the PayPal site.

How many works should I submit?
The average number of works submitted to typical Manifest calls is 3. Some artists like to submit several more, especially if they have a couple different bodies of work which they'd like our jury to consider, or if they have a suite of works that are interrelated. While we have absolutely no minimum number required (other than one), nor do we give an advantage to those who submit more, it is helpful to have a few options to select from at the curatorial stage. And we do routinely accept pairs or sets of work by artists once they are determined to be a finalist through our blind jury system.

All work, unless indicated as not for sale (NFS), will be available for sale during exhibit. Manifest Gallery will retain a commission of 30% on all artwork sold during the exhibition.

Online entry form required and emailed images preferred over mailed CD.

Submission Images:
In an effort to conserve resources Manifest accepts only digital images/files for consideration. See specifications below. The Gallery will retain the submitted images of accepted artwork and reserves the right to use the images in publications and gallery publicity. CD's of works not selected will only be returned if accompanied by a SASE.

(emailed entries submission preferred, online entry form required)
Digital Format: Digital images can be submitted on CD or by e-mail (send to:

The email and online submission process is HIGHLY PREFERRED because it makes our process more efficient and saves postage and materials for the artists. Hi-Res, print-quality images will be requested for accepted works upon conclusion of the jury process. If suitable images are not provided, the work may not be included in the catalog.

To send via email: (send to:
The email should include the artist's full name as subject along with 'TEXTUALITY submission.'
The images must meet the following specifications:

All entry files (regardless of type or media) must be named with artist's last name (underscore) first name, followed by the entry number as noted on the entry form (i.e. Jones_Mike_1.jpg). Please DO NOT include any other information in the file name, such as title of work, etc.
Detail, installation, or alternate view images must include the word 'detail' in the filename (i.e. Jones_Mike_1detail1.jpg). If you do NOT include the term DETAIL as part of the filename for any additional, extra, installation, or closeup images supporting your entry these will be counted as additional separate entries and our system will expect a corresponding fee for them.


Detail info should NOT be included on the entry form. The image files should be in HIGH QUALITY JPEG format, images should be no smaller than 1000 pi

URGENT Call for Artists: Everyday objects + Meaning-making


Call Type: Exhibitions
Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 1/25/2012
Eligibility: Chicago
URGENT Call for Artists: Everyday objects + Meaning-making

Artists and/or designers:

We are looking for artists who explore meaning-making through work with everyday objects, particularly those from the home environment. "Prescribed Meanings" will feature artists who examine how we assign meaning to objects, how objects serve as mediators in our interactions with others, and how, through our relationships with things, we begin to understand ourselves and the world around us.

"Prescribed Meanings" will be a part of 2nd Floor Rear, a 24 hour festival of alternative and itinerant art spaces, which will take place from noon Feb 4 - noon Feb 5.

Event-based submissions are encouraged and will take place during the festival if selected. Physical works will remain on display beyond the festival dates.

Proposal Submission Deadline: January 25, 2012

To apply, email
1. Write on the subject line "Prescribed Meanings"

2. You MUST include a description of the work: medium, dimensions, and the title of the work if there is one; or if the submission is performance/event-based, a description of the interaction, the duration, a list of materials you’ll be using, and the title of the work if there is one.

3. You MUST also include your name, email address, phone number, address, website (if available)

4. Attach required images*

*Submit 1-5 high res digital images or video representative of work.

If accepted, Casa Duno will follow up with additional information.

Champagne Wrap-ture

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Chicago House & Social Service Agency ( will be hosting its 9th Annual Champagne Wrap-ture in January. We wish to invite 15 visual artists to design or embellish a bottle of bubbly.

Although there are no rules or guidelines for designing your piece, in conceptualizing your submission for this year’s event, we hope you’ll consider a unique sustainable product design. Bottles of varying sizes will be provided by our generous sponsor, Champagne Veuve Clicquot, and are 3 inches in diameter x 13 inches tall, or 2.5 inches in diameter x 10.5 inches tall for smaller “splits” of champagne.

This opportunity will give participants exposure, and their work would be benefiting an amazing nonprofit organization. As a thank you, Chicago House will provide one complimentary event ticket to each designer who participates in this year’s event which will take place on the Sky Deck of the Willis Tower.

100% of the net proceeds raised from Champagne Wrap-ture will go directly towards the general operating expenses of Chicago House. Annually, the four housing programs and the broadly based community case management, prevention, and employment programs reach over 500 men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS, with life-sustaining and life-affirming support.

Almost one third of our annual operating budget comes from the revenue generated by our signature special events, and we're proud to welcome Champagne Wrap-ture as our most unique fundraiser yet. We rely on the compassion and creativity of the Chicago artist, design and architecture communities to partner with us in this important and truly unique fundraising experience.

Thank you for your consideration. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have at 773.248.5200 x304.
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Chicago House
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Chicago House provides permanent, community-based housing, supportive services, and prevention outreach to individuals and families struggling with HIV and AIDS. Many come to us with the added burdens of poverty, homelessness, few if any job skills, substance abuse and mental illness. Through our housing, prevention and medication adherence programs, and case management and employment program, Chicago House enables them to return to a life of dignity and hope.

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Jeremy Hilborn
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Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Deadline: 01/26/12

Exhibition Dates: February 8–March 2, 2012
Entry Deadline: Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dacia Gallery invites emerging and established artists to submit artwork for an opportunity to participate in a group exhibition. This exhibit will focus on the human figure. All artwork must have a concentration on the figure or portraits. The artwork can be traditional figurative work, nudes, contemporary, or figurative abstract, portraits and self-portraits will also be considered for the exhibition.

Accepted Artwork: Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, digital art, mixed media and site-specific installations.

To apply and learn more please see our website:

Dacia Gallery
53 Stanton St.
New York, NY 10002

"Energy" Show at Fermilab Gallery, Water Street Studios and Allen + Pepa The Main Gallery at Water Street Studios Deadline Type: fixed Deadline: 1/27/2012 Call Type: Exhibitions Eligibility: Chicago Suburbs Illinois Water Street Studios is proud to announce its next show, Energy, to be held in conjunction with Fermilab Art Gallery and The Gallery at Allen+Pepa. With a central theme of energy, each gallery will display art work that references a particular type of energy with sequential opening receptions: Fermilab will showcase work inspired by Potential Energy, the energy stored in a body or system due to its position in a force field. Opening reception to be held April 13. Water Street Studios will present work referencing Kinetic Energy, the energy possessed by an object due to its motion. Opening reception to be held April 20. The Gallery at Allen+Pepa will feature work related to Mechanical Energy, the sum of potential and kinetic energy present in the components of a mechanical system. Opening reception to be held April 27. Submissions to the show are free to all members of Water Street Studios and artist are encouraged to enter each Energy exhibition
. Gallery application form and images are due January 27, 2012. Information on memberships is available at: Posting Organization Water Street Studios URL: Organization Main Email: Contact Information: 160 S. Water Street Batavia, IL 60510 Google Map Contact Information Contact Name: Jim Kirkhoff Contact Email: Contact Phone Number: 630-761-9977 Contact Information: 160 South Water Street Batavia, Il 60510 Google Map URL:


Artist in Residence program (PLEASE SEE DATES)

Starry Night Retreat
(Truth or Consequences NM)
The Artist In Residence program at Starry Night Retreat provides artists, writers and researchers with the opportunity to live and work within a small creative community. Located downtown in the historic hot springs district of Truth or Consequences, a small, rural New Mexico town, Starry Night is a place where writers, artists and researchers can find quiet solitude and focus on their work. Open year round, residencies are a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of one year. Starry Night aims to support artists, researchers and writers in the creation of new works in the rural town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Located in the historic hot springs district of the town, the residency includes lodging and shared studio space. Matriculated students, emerging artists, and mid-career professionals are encouraged to apply. Depending on the institution, credit for residency is available. The cost to participants is $250 per week or $900 per month. Artists are encouraged to bring their partners, and may do so for an additional $150 per week.

Eligibility: Emerging and established visual artists, writers and researchers engaged in the creation of new work.


 Ongoing with four reviews according to the following schedule:

November 15th review for residencies beginning between January 1st – March 31st
March 15th for review for residencies beginning between April 1st – June 30th
June 15th for review for residencies beginning between July 1st – September 30th
August 15th review for residencies beginning between October 1st – December 31st

Early determination is available upon request.

For application and complete guidelines:

Application fee: none

Financial Aid: Based on merit and documented need, there is limited financial aid available. Financial aid requests cannot exceed more than 50% of residency fees (not including travel or personal expenses).

Email application to:


RFQ: Public Art, University of Connecticut - Storrs, Nursing

Call Type: Public Art
Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 1/23/2012
Eligibility: Chicago
The University of Connecticut (UConn), the state's flagship research university, has been committed to education, research and public service since its founding in 1881. For over a half century, the University of Connecticut School of Nursing has prepared professional nurses who have gone on to provide leadership at the state, national and international levels. Its faculty members advance knowledge through excellence in scholarship and research as they address the healthcare needs of the world's diverse population. The committee is seeking an exterior work of art for the new addition - an exterior location to be situated along the southeast lawn of the building where it will be experienced by the School of Nursing students, visitors and staff along with the greater campus community.

Artists interested in this project should submit their registration form and images to the Art in Public Spaces Image Bank. Artists registered in the Image Bank will automatically be reviewed for public art projects that fall within their discipline area. Artists may update their portfolios at any time by submitting a new registration form. For questions contact Tamara Dimitri at (860) 256-2720 or by email at

Call for Artists: Myrtle Line Subway Stations
MTA Arts for Transit & Urban Design
(New York NY)
MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design seeks professional artists for consideration to create public artwork for the Myrtle Line subway stations in Brooklyn and Queens. Please download the Call for Artists brochure ( for submission guidelines and for more information about the project.
Submissions must be postmarked by Friday, January 27, 2012.

Freedom Park Project
Flux Projects
(Atlanta GA)
Flux Projects and the Freedom Park Conservancy have issued a joint call for proposals for temporary public art projects in Freedom Park during the summer of 2012. We are looking for innovative projects that will engage a broad audience. We are looking for projects that can engage the park and its audience for at least a month, have high visibility, and can be experienced by pedestrian, bike, and vehicular traffic.

Deadline to submit: Friday, January 27, 2012

Installation: Summer 2012

Budget: up to $10,000