Sunday, February 26, 2012

Upcoming Exhibition Deadlines - March 4th, 2012-- March 10th, 2012

Call for Artists: "Evil Is Interesting" (IN CHICAGO)

Call Type: Exhibitions
Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 3/7/2012
Eligibility: International
We are currently accepting works in all media for the following exhibition. Submissions should be made to Michael Workman/Antidote Projects at Please include JPGs no larger than 10mg, a statement or proposal and CV. Deadline for all submissions is March 7, 2012.


March 23 - April 21

Antena Gallery

1765 S. Laflin, St.
Chicago, IL 60608
antenapilsen (at)
Hours: by appointment

Curated by Michael Workman/Antidote Projects


“Fascism … also stands for an ideal or rather ideals that are persistent today under the other banners: the ideal of life as art, the cult of beauty, the fetishism of courage, the dissolution of alienation in ecstatic feelings of community; the repudiation of the intellect; the family of man (under the parenthood of leaders).” –Susan Sontag, Fascinating Fascism

This exhibition interrogates the seductiveness and glamour of evil. Evil, after all, is adept at projecting a certain kind of charm. We cherish the antics of our TV and motion picture villains in all their insouciant brutality and eroticized violence. But evil can also exert a subtle charm in the allure of its ability to feign a release from life’s problems. Accepting the Faustian bargain of evil offerings requires a willingness to enter into a complicity with that evil, and to sacrifice the ideals of the “good life” that we aspire to. It is arguable that consenting to evil is always an intimate choice, with the goal of manipulating its victims into rejecting their own self-worth and, in consequence, to giving away control over the direction of their own life-course, now subsumed in service to evil. This can take place on the level of an intimate personal relationship, as in the instance of a rakish seduction, or on the level of an entire culture, as the history of fascism has shown.

Borrowing from a diverse range of artists from Filippo Marinetti, Rirkrit Tiranamija, Yves Klein and Wyndham Lewis, the exhibition space will be converted into a domestic backdrop against which objects, activities and more will form a totalized artistic environment. Visitors will be invited to interact with this environment while performances are conducted in the manner of a teatro totale. The question of the allure of evil will be interrogated both in objects that compose the environment, in performances both interactive with the audience, and in those acted out as if no audience were present. Video documentation of these performances will be presented following their presentation, and presented thereafter as a documentary component of the exhibition.


ANTIDOTE is a roving, independent curatorial and exhibition platform co-founded by Michael Workman and Berlin-based sculptor Edouard Steinhauer in 2009. Conceived as an occasional project-based initiative, ANTIDOTE does not take on artists for career representation, preferring instead a collaborative approach to the cultivation of unconventional formal approaches to audience engagement. ANTIDOTE serves as an independent curatorial platform to advocate for and disseminate the works of underrepresented artists, specifically through special presentations and exhibitions at art fairs, publications, educational programming, and other nontraditional forms of curatorial programming, with an aim to exploring unorthodox distribution systems for disseminating artist’s works. ANTIDOTE only showcases artists who have been carefully selected for visual work that consistently centers on the development of intricate imaginative world or system-based constructions, dematerialization of traditional forms, and/or whose work otherwise counters the purely object-based approach to art-making. As such, often these artists have been overlooked by the art world, since their approach often problematizes the conventions of or confounds audience expectations surrounding the industry’s cultivated preference for traditional object-based modes.

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Contact Information
Contact Name: Michael Workman

Interdisciplinary Art Residency Program at The Compound Gallery & Studios (PLEASE NOTE DEADLINE IS MARCH 1st.)

Type: Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges [View all]
Posted by: The Compound Gallery & Studios
Deadline: 03/01/12

We are offering 6 month residencies with complete access to all our facilities including flat file storage, bench (wood/metalshop), and locker space to store your creative tools. Our goal is to give artists the opportunity to expand his/her art practice by providing access to a variety of equipment in an inspiring and creative environment. Artists with an interest in interdisciplinary work will be considered first. Residencies are for 6 months and application deadlines are March 1 or September 1. Apply at

The online application includes: an artist’s statement, CV, bio, proposed projects, and links to website/images. Pay $25 fee at OR send a check to: the Compound Gallery, 1167 65th st. Oakland, CA 94608. (Payable to The Compound Gallery.) Please make sure your name is on the check. Notification via email March and September.

Artist-in-Residence: Badlands National Park (ONGOING)

Call Type: Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges
Deadline Type: ongoing
Deadline: Deadlines vary for each residency, general residency is ongoing
Eligibility: Chicago
The Artist in Residence program at Badlands National Park was founded in 1996 and is open to all professional artists. Writers, composers and all visual and performing artists are invited to interpret this wind-swept environment through their work. The program provides time for artists to get away from everyday responsibilities to focus on their surroundings and their medium.

Many visual artists have served residencies at the Badlands to furthur their personal artistic pursuits. These include painters, sculptors, ceramists, and printmakers.

Painters - Visual Artists Gallery
Artist Statements

Poets, writers, and composers represent an important aspect of the Artist in Residence program. These artists have found creative inspiration within the Badlands to produce written word and compositions of musical expression.

Poets - Writers - Composers Gallery

Due to a lack of gallery space within the public park facilities, most of the artwork submissions are not on display for the public to view. This online gallery provides a virtual display space, making the artwork accessible for the public to view and enjoy. For a closer look, check out the Artist in Residence video podcast and hear the voices of former artists.

For information on how to apply, see the Artist in Residence site bulletin.

Contact Information
Contact Information:
Badlands National Park - Artist in Residence Program:
25216 Ben Reifel Rd.
Interior, South Dakota 57750
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Calls for Submissions for Special Exhibitions on Governors Island

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: FIGMENT
Deadline: 03/08/12

FIGMENT seeks submissions for its summer-long exhibitions on Governors Island in New York City. FIGMENT is a free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture. In 2011, FIGMENT was voted “Best Art Festival” by the Village Voice. FIGMENT hosts a summer-long program on Governors Island that includes an an artist-designed minigolf course, interactive sculpture garden, and an architectural pavilion that is the result of a collaboration with ENYA and SEAoNY.

FIGMENT seeks proposals for the following special exhibitions:

Minigolf: FIGMENT seeks proposals for single minigolf holes that follow the 2012 theme, "arcade."

Sculpture Garden: FIGMENT seeks proposals for its interactive sculpture garden.

Pavilion: FIGMENT, ENYA and SEAoNY seek submissions for the design of the 2013 City of Dreams Pavilion.

More information in the "special exhibitions" tab of:

2012/13 Exhibition Season
Kirkland Art Center

(Clinton NY)
The KIRKLAND ART CENTER in Clinton, NY seeks submissions for its 2012/2013 exhibition season of seven 2-3 person, and larger group exhibitions lasting six weeks. All visual art media accepted.

The gallery is the main room of a former Methodist church with a forty-year track record of showing the work of regional and national contemporary artists. There is uninterrupted wall space along two 47-foot walls with 16 foot ceilings. Adjustable track lighting runs parallel to each wall. The gallery is a multi-purpose room with classes and concerts being held in the space at various times.

The KAC will be responsible for one-way transportation and publicity, including: announcement cards, press releases, web page, email blasts, and Facebook entries. Reception with refreshments provided, usually on a Sunday from 3 – 5pm. The gallery is open to the public weekdays, occasional weekends and by appointment. All artwork is insured while on premises.

35% of any sale goes to the KAC.

Selection will be based on quality of the work presented for review. All interested artists must submit an application to be considered. The KAC exhibition committee is comprised of working artists, art and museum professionals, and KAC staff who select and schedule exhibitions. The committee convenes for the selection process approx. 1x per year.

Please submit:
- One CD with up to 10 JPEG images, 72dpi, 1000ppi on longest side, clearly labeled with artist’s name, title of work, date of work, medium, and dimensions
- On the same CD a list of the images submitted, saved as a pdf or .doc
- A one page resume and Artist Statement from which PR information may be taken, also saved as a pdf or .doc

Send to Kirkland Art Center, PO Box 213, Clinton, NY 13323, Attn: Exhibitions


Call 315-853-8871 from 9:30 to 4:30 M-F; or email
Visit for more information and photos.


Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Deadline: 03/08/12

Exhibition Dates: March 21 - April 7
Entry Deadline: Thursday, March 8, 2012

Dacia Gallery invites emerging and established artists to submit your photography for an opportunity to
participate in a group exhibition. This is our first-ever Open Call for an all photography exhibition at
Dacia Gallery. We are looking for new talented photographers with creative work either in black and white,
color or digital photography. The gallery will advertise and promote the selected photographers for the
exhibition and host a formal Opening Reception for the exhibit, including an Artist Talk during the
opening reception.

To submit and for more info please visit:

Dacia Gallery
53 Stanton St.
New York, NY 10002

Animal Facts, Fairy Tales and Fictions

Call Type: Exhibitions
Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 3/5/2012
Eligibility: Chicago
From the past to the present, there has always been an astounding diversity of life on our planet with so many unique animals. Their spirits and unique characteristics, such as horns, tails, feathers, and scales, provide endless inspiration to artists. These animals are depicted in art in their truest forms as well as thorough our incredibly imaginative spirit.

Animals take on many meanings in our lives, from the years of the zodiac to the spirits of totem poles. We associate with their characteristics, such as their speed, strength, agility, and keen senses of perception. As we associate with their characteristics and combine them, new animals are imagined like dragons, unicorns, harpies, and griffins. Animals appear in our stories and fairy tales like Alice in Wonderland, Where the Wild Things Are, and The Cat in the Hat. The rich history of animals represented in mythologies and folktales is endless. These animals awaken our creative spirit and feed our imagination.

This regional exhibition, juried by Kate Sprengnether, will explore a wide range of animal depictions in art. We'll see how artists continue to draw from past stories as well as create new narratives as characters in their art take on animal traits, and new creatures are imagined.

See the full prospectus hereContact Information
Contact Name: Elaine Quave
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: 859-252-5222
Contact Information:
The Living Arts & Science Center
362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Lexington, KY 40508
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Call for Artists // I CAN DO THAT

Call Type: Exhibitions
Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 3/5/2012
Eligibility: Chicago
“I can do that.” –Everyone, ever.

Ahhh, the four most frequently uttered words in the art world. Commonly the cause of much frustration and eye-rolling among artists, art historians, and art lovers, this [occasionally hubristic, occasionally accurate] assertion is usually countered with the retort, “But you didn’t do it.” Oftentimes, it is the concept behind a work of art that lends that work significance and meaning. Other times, some art really does suck.

What if we give you, o’ self-appointed art critic, the opportunity to play an active role in creating the kind of work that you so vocally long to see?

I CAN DO THAT is independent curator Jenny Lam’s highly anticipated follow-up to last fall’s acclaimed Exquisite Corpse show. At the exhibition, in front of each piece will be the art supplies the show’s artists used to create their respective works. With these supplies:

Exhibition visitors will be invited to “improve” some of the artwork as they see fit, directly applying medium to the work itself. This could mean anything from dotting one small corrective brushstroke to smearing paint all over and slashing the canvas. Each subsequent visitor is encouraged to make further changes. Consequently, the exhibition will constantly be in flux. There will be photo and video documentation of this continuous evolution.

In front of other artwork will be blank canvases—or whatever foundation the artist used—for visitors to replicate the pieces.

Next to all artwork will be blank sheets of paper for visitors to compile their own artist statements and insights.

Exhibition opening: Friday, April 13, 2012
Exhibition closing: Friday, April 27, 2012
at Variable Space (1564 N. Damen at Milwaukee, Chicago)

Application deadline: March 5, 2012
Apply here. Fearless artists only, please.
Contact Information
Contact Name: Jenny Lam
Contact Information:
Chicago, IL
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Annual Group Exhibition - OPEN CALL

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art
Deadline: 03/05/12

Submission Deadline - Monday 5 March, 2012

Beers.Lambert is proud to present an open call for its annual group open exhibition, July 6 - August 5, 2012. Artists working in all disciplines from all parts of the world may apply.

Do you have a unique perspective that deserves a chance at international exposure? Beers.Lambert is looking for progessive, cutting-edge art that continues to define and defy the rules of contemporary art. This is your opportunity to exhibit your work in a curated group exhibition at Beers.Lambert in London, England.

Emerald Art Center National Juried Show
National Deadline: March 5, 2012 - Open to U.S.A. artists. Submit only original work that has been completed in the last three years. Mixed media pieces will be eligible if executed in any combination of oil, watercolor, acrylic, and pastel. No collage and no photos. A short statement may be required on the process and the technique of questionable execution. Compositions taken from published material will not be considered original. No student work produced under a teachers supervision is eligible. Diptychs and Triptychs must be contained within one frame and fit within the frame size requirements.

Paintings must be for sale. (EAC commission is 35%) No price changes may be made after entries are accepted.

Work previously published at the time of submission to this contest, in a national publication or receiving an award at a national level exhibition, is not eligible.

Cash awards of at least $6,000 will be announced at the opening of the show. Four-teen paintings will be selected for cash awards, with a top award of $2,000. Any artist winning the Award of Excellence will not be eligible to win that particular award again for the next 2 years. Your image may be used for the catalog or for publicity reproduction.

Dawn Emerson earned her BA from Brown University in English/Art in 1977. She made a living after college as a graphic designer for 10 years, then started teaching art to children in public and private schools after moving westward in 1987. Though Dawn had drawn all her life, and studied brush painting from an early age, her ambition at that point was not on becoming a fine artist, but on teaching. After moving to Oregon in 1991, Dawn became a full time artist in residence for schools throughout Central Oregon, teaching multicultural arts, design, and drawing.

Though she continued teaching children k-12 for 5 years while raising her two children, Dawn began taking workshops for pastel. After that, pastel became a passion, and Dawn quickly began winning major awards, and soon earned status as a signature member with the Pastel Society of America, the Pastel Society of the West Coast, the Association of Equine Artists, and as an associate member of the Society for Animal Artists.

Dawn's work has been featured in numerous journals and texts over the years. She has been included in museum shows around the country focussed on birds and animals, and has been invited to jury numerous shows in Idaho and Oregon. Dawn was privileged to judge The Artists Magazine animal category in 2011, and the animal category in the annual Pastel Journal's Pastel 100.

Dawn has become known for her creative and inspiring approach to teaching drawing and pastel workshops. The passion for energy and movement that is alive in her paintings are part of her who she is as a teacher. When she is not preparing for shows or teaching at the community college in Central Oregon, Dawn works at the local printmaking studio doing monotypes. Though pastel is her primary medium, more and more of her work includes mixed media. While her subjects include mostly the figure, landscape, and animals, all subjects are exciting to her, and her work spans realism through abstraction.

Preliminary selection will be made from digital images (hereafter referred to as images) submitted according to instructions. Artists may submit a maximum of 4 images. Entry fees are $35 for the first two images, and $10 for each additional image. Entry fees will not be re-funded. Size of work is limited to 42 inches in any direction, including frame. Frames must be sturdy, with a wire hanger. Entries must be postmarked by March 5, 2012 or hand delivered by NOON on March 10, 2012.

Mail properly labeled CD, (see instructions), a completed entry form for each image, total fee (check or money order made out to Emerald Art Center), and a SASE #10 business size to:

Emerald Art Center
Attn: Merrilea Jones
500 Main St.
Springfield, Oregon 97477

The Board of EAC has adopted a policy of not allowing art to be displayed that is considered obscene or offensive. A copy of that policy may be had upon request.

Paintings must be shipped and returned within the U.S. A $30 fee will be charged for unpacking and repacking of each carton of shipped work. Shipping instructions will be sent to you with acceptance notices. There is a $15 handling fee for each hand delivered painting. If the painting sells, the handling fee will be refunded to the artist.

Reasonable care will be taken of your works of art while it is in the possession of the Emerald Art Center. The Emerald Empire Art Association is responsible for your works of art only while in our possession, and not while in transit (either by you or your designee, or shipped to or from us). Artists are encouraged to insure their work in transit.

Each artist who submits an entry will be sent an exhibition catalog on CD or in print, featuring all paintings selected by the juror for the show.


Mailing instructions:
Put your CD in a paper sleeve and tape to a 5.5'' x 8.5'' piece of mat board or fold a piece of index weight card-board in half with the paper sleeve and CD taped inside. Put this in a 6'' x 9'' envelope. Do not use a hard plastic CD case. Be sure to include sufficient postage.

Note: Images should be of excellent quality. Poor quality images will jeopardize your chances of acceptance. If a painting is judged not to be of the quality reflected in your submitted image, EAC reserves the right to exclude it from the show. All information on entry labels as to size and price must remain the same on accepted entry. Painting must not be altered once the image is submit-ted, with the exception of the artists signature.

All CDs of accepted artwork will become the property of EAC. Permission is assumed to reproduce artwork from CDs for catalog and publicity.

Checklist for entries:
- CD properly labeled (see instructions)
- Entry Fee Check
- Entry forms filled out completely for each image. Print all info clearly.
- Include self-addressed business size #10 envelope with sufficient postage

Mail to:

Emerald Art Center
Attn: Merrilea Jones
500 Main St.
Springfield, OR 97477
(541) 726-8595 (Art Center)

Digital File Requirements:
Please submit one CD, including one unframed image file (JPG) of each entry. Four paintings may be submitted on one CD. A file size of between 1.5 and 2.5 MB will yield enough resolution for reproduction in the exhibition catalog should your painting be selected for the show.

Naming your digital files: Use your first initial and last name followed by-A (or B,C,D) -the title of the painting-.jpg. This means that you must rename your files from your camera prior to saving them on the CD.

Labeling your CD: As shown on Application [download], put your full name and title(s) of entries A & B at the top. Put the framed size of your painting(s) on the sides, A (and C) on the left, B (and D) on the right. At the bottom, put the titles of entries C & D.

- March 5 Postmark deadline for entries
- March 10 NOON Deadline for hand delivered entries
- March 30 Notification mailed to artists
- April 17-21 between 11-4 p.m. Shipped paintings arrive at

Emerald Art Center Gallery
500 Main St.
Springfield, OR 97477

- April 20-21 Hand delivered paintings to EAC between 11-4 p.m.
- May 1 Show opens
- May 5 Artists reception and awards ceremony 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
- June 1 Show ends
- June 2 Hand delivered art pick-up between 11 - 4 p.m.
- June 5 Paintings shipped back

The goals of the Emerald Empire Art Association: To provide an environment for interaction among artists and the development of creative ideas. To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit their work. To offer a variety of programs and events that teach and display art. To enrich the community through innovative outreach and in-house programs.

The Emerald Empire Art Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Fine Art in the community. Funded in part by

Purely Paper Call for Art Juried Group Show

Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 3/6/2012
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
Flow Art Space in Minneapolis, MN announces a call to artists for the juried group show Purely Paper, to be held in the gallery from March 29 – April 7, 2012. Eligible entries include art that uses paper as a medium. All 2D and 3D art, including installation art, will be considered. Please read more about the show at under Submit Work.

• Submit by clicking on the link “Smarter Entry” on the Submit Work page at

• Deadline for entry is March 6.

• $40 submission fee for up to 4 images.

• Notification of accepted and non-accepted entries by March 9.

• Accepted artists may be requested to provide several pieces for the show.

• Delivery of artwork March 12 - 27.

• Artist reception March 30.

• Return of artwork week of April 9 (artist must prepay for return of shipped work).

Please email questions to

The mission of Flow Art Space is to provide ongoing opportunities for artists to show their work in a professional environment and to connect them with potential buyers. Artists will keep 100% of their sales and handle their own transactions by accepting their preferred method(s) of payment.

Posting Organization
Flow Art Space LLC
Organization Main Email:
Contact Information:
34, 13th Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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Organization Description:
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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In, On, Of Paper Juried Exhibition

Call Type: Exhibitions
Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 4/6/2012
Eligibility: Chicago
In, On, Of Paper Juried Exhibition
Paper Circle
Southeast Ohio’s Center for Paper and Book Arts
Nelsonville, Ohio
May 25, 2012 – August 1, 2012

Eligibility and Judging: "In, On, Of Paper" Juried Exhibition is open to paper artists residing in the US who are at least 18 years old. All works, sculptural, decorative and functional must be original, be made primarily of paper and must have been completed in the last two years. Works will be selected based on uploaded digital or submitted CD entries only. The juror may disqualify work that was not adequately represented by digital image or suitably prepared for exhibition.

Entries: $25 non-refundable entry fee. Artists may submit 2 images of each work.

Juror: Eileen Wallace is a letterpress printer and book artist specializing in custom printing and bookbinding. In addition to maintaining a private studio, she teaches workshops across the country and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor in Printmaking and Book Arts at the University of Georgia.

Cash Awards:
Award of Distinction $500
Award of Excellence $200
Awards of Merit $100
Purchase Award (To Be Announced)

Sales: Works must be for sale and priced accordingly. Paper Circle will receive commission of 30% on all sales. The commission will not be taken on any purchase awards. All checks will be issued 2 weeks after the close of the show. Accepted works will be posted on the Paper Circle website and Facebook page and offered for sale. Paper Circle will be responsible for shipping costs of pieces sold online or through the gallery.

Apply online:

Contact Paper Circle (email is best): papercirclearts@gmail.comContact Information
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Paper Circle Juried Exhibition
35 W Columbus Street / Post Office Box 117
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
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The Arts of Life Square Foot Show

Call Type: Exhibitions
Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 3/9/2012
Eligibility: Chicago
The Arts of Life North Show Studio is having it's very first Square Foot Show! This is an open call non-juried exhibition. If you would like to participate please send or drop off your completed and ready to hang 12"x12" piece of art to

Attn: John Sharp, The Arts of Life

1963 Johns Dr

Glenview IL, 60025

by March 9, 2012 no later than 3pm.

All media is accepted as long as it fits within a 2D 12"x12" surface.

The opening reception will take place at the Arts of Life North Shore Gallery (above) on Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 7pm-9pm.

Contact Information
Contact Name: John Sharp
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: 630.802.2362 or 847.486.0808
Contact Information:
1963 Johns Dr
Glenview, IL 60025
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Call for Exhibition Proposals

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: 621 Gallery
Deadline: 03/02/12

Show at 621 Gallery
Tallahassee, FL
Call to Artists!



The 2012-2013 Season will run September 2012 – June 2013. Please submit all materials to:

621 Gallery
Exhibition Committee
621 Industrial Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32310

Application Postmark Deadline for the 2012-2013 exhibition season is March 02, 2012

Artists interested in exhibiting at 621 Gallery must submit all written materials in hard copy and include them on a CD unless specified below:

• A one page cover letter containing a clear and concise proposal for your exhibition
• 15 to 20 images at 300 dpi. with minimum size of 4” x 6” CD ONLY
• Contact sheet (with image information: dimensions, media, date created and price or NFS)

For floor plan or more information see:

Curator's Corner at Flow Art Space

Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 4/10/2012
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
Flow Art Space in Minneapolis, Minnesota announces a call for Curator's Corner, a space within the gallery which allows a small body of work from one artist to be featured at the same time as select group shows.

Three Curator's Corner artists will be chosen for February, April, and May 2012 showings. Early entries will be considered for all three shows. Entries received after January 23, 2012 and before March 10 will be considered for April and May shows, and entries received after March 11 and before April 10 will be considered for the May show.

Artists will keep 100% of their sales and handle their own transactions by accepting their preferred method(s) of payment. Artists deliver or ship their sold work to buyers. Please to learn more about the gallery. Questions can be emailed to

14th Annual Art on the Streets

International Deadline: March 6, 2012 - In its fourteenth year, AOTS is a yearlong venue to showcase the works of new as well as celebrated artists from across the nation while enlivening the Downtown Colorado Springs cityscape and urban experience.

Selected artwork will be exhibited throughout the 40-square-block downtown district, with the majority of pieces clustered in the busiest 10 to 15 block core.

While sculpture tends to dominate the entry pool, other types of public art suitable for outdoor display are highly encouraged. Large-scale, outside-the-box, can't-be-missed pieces are desirable. The only common denominator among selected works is the durability, safety and quality of the art.

A color brochure of the AOTS exhibit - including photos of the artwork, artists' biographies and a walking tour map - will be produced and released through the Downtown Partnership, Community Ventures, Inc., Convention & Visitors Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Pikes Peak Library District and numerous downtown businesses. It will also be available online.

Total number of selected pieces depends on the scope and quality of entries; however, approximately 8-12 pieces typically make up the show. Jurors Kathy Loo and Jim Raughton will announce all of the selections and personally introduce the award winners at the June 15, 2012 opening reception. The exhibit will run through May of 2013.
First Prize $15,000
Second Prize $7,500
Third Prize $2,500
Plus $400 honoraria to each artist for installation assistance and two nights complementary lodging per artist for attendance at VIP party and opening reception.
Community Ventures is pleased to announce that Kathy Loo and Jim Raughton will co-juror the Downtown Colorado Springs 2012 Art on the Streets exhibition for a second consecutive year. These prominent supporters, patrons and collectors of art will select the works to comprise the fourteenth year-long exhibition.
Kathy Loo is a highly regarded civic leader and philanthropist, who co-chaired the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's recent capital campaign that made possible the spectacular addition to the original John Gaw Meem building. Kathy and her late husband, Dusty Loo, were discriminating collectors of 19th and 20th century Colorado landscape art that ultimately will become part of the FAC's permanent collection.

Dr. Raughton married to Kathy, is a lifelong collector, and three floors of his historic Denver house contain his outstanding collection of art and artifacts. Jim's career includes urban planning, environmental design and higher education. He was a planner for the cities of Aurora, Lakewood and Boulder, as well as a private consultant. He served as Vice President of the Colorado Community College System which included the Percent for Art Program for community college campuses throughout Colorado.
Artists may enter two works, with a suggested minimum dimension of 3 feet, vertical or horizontal, and scaled to outdoor spaces. Artists should consider that their work will be exhibited outdoors and accessible to the public for a period of approximately 11 months.

Proposals using alternative materials, and/or creative use of space is encouraged. Please call to discuss if you have questions.
Read Complete Prospectus / Apply-on-Line
All materials should be submitted in digital format online.

Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m.,MST, on March 6, 2012.

Please contact Denise Schall, Program Coordinator for Art on the Streets by calling 719.886.0088, or via email:

Each selected artist bears responsibility for the installation of his/her work. Artists must deliver (or ship) their work and assist in its installation. A $400 honorarium to offset expenses will be awarded to each artist.

Installation will occur from mid-May through mid-June, in the days prior to the Opening Reception on June 15, 2012

- March 6, 2012 Submission deadline
- March 15, 2012 Selection notification to artists
- June 15, 2012 Opening Reception & Presentation of Awards
- May 2013 Exhibit Closing / Work reclaimed by Artists

Incomplete or late entries will not be accepted. All entrants will be notified of the results of the selection process within a timely manner. Please do not call to inquire about status.

Any selected work that upon delivery, has been altered significantly (from entry submittal) as to dimensions, scale or color without prior approval from Community Ventures, will not be accepted into the show.

AOTS provides insurance, publicity and assistance in the sale of pieces. Artists agree to a 25 percent commission payable to Community Ventures, Inc.

Art on the Streets (AOTS) is presented by U.S. Bank, and supported by Norwood Development Group, G.E. Johnson and H. Chase Stone Trust in concert with Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs and its affiliate, Community Ventures, Inc. In its fourteenth year, AOTS is a yearlong venue to showcase the works of new as well as celebrated artists from across the nation while enlivening the Downtown Colorado Springs cityscape and urban experience.

14th Annual Downtown Colorado Springs Art on the Streets
111 S. Tejon Street, Ste. 309
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Call for iPhoneographers for the upcoming show: "iPhoneography: Updated Visual Dialogs"

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: The Lunch Box Gallery
Deadline: 03/04/12

Contemporary photography space The Lunch Box Gallery announces a call for entries for its show “iPhoneography: Updated Visual Dialogs,” which explores the social phenomenon of iPhoneography as a personal tool globally used to generate visual content.

• The call is open to all iPhoneographers, both professionals and amateurs, emerging and established, national and international over 18 years of age.
• Pictures must be taken and edited on the iPhone.
• iPhoneographers can send from 1 to 3 images per submission. You can apply more than once.
• All iPhoneographers will be automatically accepted to be featured in the gallery, joining this collective representation of the massive use of the medium; yet, at least 1 out of 3 photographs by every iPhoneographer will be printed and shown.

Entry Fees: $15.00 for submitting up to 3 JPGs.


Annual Grant: The Virginia A. Groot Foundation

2011 First Place winner Adelaide Paul, detail of "Blue Sofia"
Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 3/1/2012
Call Type: Awards, Grants, Fellowships
Eligibility: National

The Virginia A. Groot Foundation established the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant in 1988 so that a ceramic sculpture or sculpture artist may have the opportunity to devote a substantial period of time to the development of his or her work.


Each year the Virginia A. Groot Foundation offers three grants (up to $35,000, $10,000, $5,000) to artists who have exceptional talent and demonstrated ability in ceramic sculpture or sculpture. Artists may be at any stage of career development, from emerging through mature.

Applicants must be 21 years or older at the time of the application deadline. We welcome and encourage international applicants. Students enrolled in or attending, either full-time or part-time, any institution of higher learning are not eligible. Work completed as a student is not eligible. Teachers are eligible if their program plan is for their development as artists rather than as teachers. The grant is not for the support of continued academic training.

When & How to Apply

Applications must be typed or neatly printed on the enclosed form (see web site for materials) and be POSTMARKED by March 1st, 2012. Any application received after that date will not be considered for a grant. DO NOT reduce the type size, submit extra pages, resumes, reviews or any support materials that are not required. DO NOT request a signature when mailing your application. If you would like confirmation of receipt, please include a SAS postcard with your application materials.

Support Materials

Applicants must submit up to 20 images of their work along with the application form. 35-mm slides or CDs will be accepted as evidence of artistic achievement. Slides must be submitted in a flat, transparent slide page. Each slide must be labeled with the applicant's name, an arrow indicating the top of the slide and numbered. Accompanying the slide should be a typed or neatly printed sheet which corresponds with the numbered slides. For each slide, the following information should be given: Title, Medium, Size and Date completed. For CDs, each digital image file must be saved as a JPEG at a resolution of 300 dpi and must be no bigger than 1500 pixels in the longest direction. Make a corresponding inventory sheet that indicates Title, Medium, Size and Date completed. Label each disc with your name, address and phone number. All application materials become the property of the Virginia A. Groot Foundation.

Applicants who wish to have their slides returned after notification of the grant must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. The foundation, while taking all reasonable care, cannot be held responsible for loss or damage of support materials submitted. Selection The grant winner will be determined primarily by the quality of work submitted and, secondarily, on the information in the application form. The grant recipient will be notified by letter by May 1st, 2012 and will have two weeks from the receipt of the letter to accept the grant. For application:

Posting Organization
Virginia A. Groot Foundation
Organization Main Email:
Contact Information:
Evanston, IL
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Organization Description:
Virginia A. Groot Foundation The Virginia A. Groot Foundation was established in 1988 so that artists working in three dimensions could have the opportunity to devote additional time and resources to the development of their work. On this website you can read about the history of the Foundation, and learn more about its mission and beliefs. You may also view examples of the work of artists who have previously been grant recipients, learn more about them and enjoy their art. Review the grant information page to see if you meet the requirements to apply for and receive a grant, and read a general overview of the application process. If you meet all requirements and are interested in applying for a grant, you may download the grant application online. If you have any questions about the foundation, grants, the application process, or any technical issues with our website, please feel free to contact us for more information.

Contact Information
Contact Name: Lauren Levato


Summer Residency Program: Call for Applications

Type: Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges [View all]
Posted by: Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts
Deadline: 03/05/12

The Center for Book and Paper Arts each summer provides for a two two-week artist residencies, intended to provide time, facilities and assistance for specific projects. The residency includes accommodations and an honorarium.

Applications for the Summer 2012 Residencies are now available. The dates for the two residencies are June 11–22 and July 9–20.

The timeline for application submissions and notification dates are:

• Completed entries must be postmarked by March 5, 2012
• Notice of acceptance will be in the mail by March 19, 2012
• The first residency dates are June 11–22, 2012
• The second residency dates are July 9–20, 2012
• One copy of the completed project must be sent to the Center for the archives by September 30, 2012

Call for artists & projects 2012 1st semester ARTErra rural residency (PT)

Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 3/9/2012
Call Type: Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges
Eligibility: International
The ARTErra is a rural art residency structure that support and encourage artistic creation and production.
Housed in a remarkably small rural village, you will find in ARTErra physical spaces and tools for the reception of the project / proposal of the artist or collective of different artistic disciplines.
In addition to a house with several recreational areas and facilities, the ARTErra has a "creation yard" area where are the work spaces (sound studio and booth capturing, studio room, black & white box, glass room and atelier) framed by a garden, a small vegetable garden, an orchard and poultry.
With privileged contacts with some institutions and companies try to enhance and ensure a artist in residency to respond the needs and expectations of the projects accepted.
There currently are open nominations for the 1st half of 2012.
The application process is simple.
Do not hesitate to contact us.


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Posting Organization
Organization Main Email:
Contact Information:
R.Nossa Srª do Crasto Nº380
Lobão da Beira
Tondela, Tondela 3460-207 T
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Organization Description:
ARTErra is a structure to support artistic creation,

Contact Information
Contact Name: Micaela Ferreira
Contact Phone Number: 351962781090
Contact Information:
Rua Nossa Senhora do Crasto Nº380
Lobao da Beira
Tondela, Tondela 3460-207
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Type: Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges [View all]
Posted by: ARPNY
Deadline: 03/10/12

ARPNY is the Art Foundation based on the gallery in Chelsea, NY. ARPNY has recently opened its newest residency program in Long island City, NY. It is located in close proximity to all roadways, 15 minutes to Manhattan via subway.

During the spring season, Artists’ in Residence have the opportunity to work in studios. They also enjoy a more intimate community of like-minded and diverse artists.

It is 3-months program or 6 months program, from April1 2012. For detailed information and guidelines go to:

• 3 artists: Solo Exhibition in the ARPNY Gallery, Half grants ($600) for studio use
• 3 artists: Participate one of the Art Fairs: Art Chicago, Art Miami. Half grants ($600) for studio use

Application has to be included:
• 10 images of work completed in the last 3 years
• Résumé/CV
• Artist Statement
• Names and contacts of 3 references
• $20 application fee