Saturday, March 31, 2012

I need a truck (rough sketch)

New Video

New video to go along with my sculpture, Please Do No Climb On The Sculpture.

Upcoming Exhibition Deadlines - April 8th, 2012-- April 14th, 2012


2012/2013 Call For Exhibition Proposals

April 25 deadline for LIMIT(LESS), Somewhere Else and Utopia/Dystopia
As part of an ongoing commitment to promote challenging, innovative practices in the visual arts, UICA is seeking exhibition proposals for work that addresses contemporary issues and concerns, and/or work that pushes traditional boundaries in its treatment of materials or subject.

The work being considered for this call will be displayed in UICA’s new home, a LEED certified mixed-use building on the corner of Grand Rapids’ busiest intersection. A variety of exhibition opportunities are available ranging from traditional galleries, site-responsive locations, areas for large suspended work, and a dedicated sound/video gallery.

To Apply

2012/2013 Call for Proposals (PDF)
Mail-in applications cannot be accepted. Visit for exhibition descriptions and to fill out an entry application and post images. Entry fee - $35 per application.

$10 of each entry fee is paid to for processing. The balance is invested in artists honoraria.

Call to Artists: ReRoot

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: Clifton Cultural Arts Center
Deadline: 04/08/12

ReRoot: Exploring Iterations of Place Through Identity and Community (June 1st - August 2nd)

Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) is calling for works that speak to how identity and community inform one another, and how place might be inherent, inherited, or wrought. ReRoot asks you to visit your physical and metaphysical roots to reimagine, reinvent, and even reaffirm your present self and surroundings.

This exhibition is open to established and emerging artists, 18 and over, interested in a group show. We’re open to work of all fine arts mediums: 2D, 3D, textual, installation, video, and audio.

For more about Clifton Cultural Arts Center, visit:
See the full Call to Artists at:
Contact the curator with questions at

Ingest|Digest|Protest - Call For Film, Performance, and Sound Work

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: Curatorial Studio- Grand Valley State University
Deadline: 04/08/12

Call for video, sound, and performance work for a performative screening about the politics of food. The exhbition is juried by a panel of 5 curators and will be held on April 22nd, 2012 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at Mess Hall, 6932 North Glenwood Ave, Chicago IL. No entry fee.

Curatorial Statement: The biological drive to eat is a shared condition. However, issues regarding the motives, politics and desires behind consumption manifest themselves within our society with varying impacts. How do we negotiate these potentially precarious circumstances within our culture of eating?

Submission must be received by April 8th, 2012.

For further information, please contact our curatorial team at: or visit our website for more information regarding how to submit at

Scripts and Systems - call for entries

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: Lexington Art League
Deadline: 04/13/12

May 25 – July 15, 2012

Many of our daily and most menial tasks have been reduced to orderly algorithms - a discrete set of steps, rules, or calculations followed in specific order to accomplish a task. With improving technology, we are personally responsible for fewer of these steps.

Scripts and Systems is an exhibition about these plans and plots. It is about letting go of control - even in our creative lives. It is about the relationship between people and our machines, about whom we give instruction to and whom we take it from. It is about all of the scripts we follow.

Artists interested in submitting work for consideration are encouraged to creatively interpret the theme. Works in all media are eligible.

For full prospectus, please visit and look under "Scripts and Systems."

Open call: Summer Exhibition and Festival

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: The Wassaic Project
Deadline: 04/08/12

The Wassaic Project invites all Artists, Musicians, Filmmakers, Dancers and Writers to apply!

Applications for our 2012 Summer Exhibition and Festival are now online.

Application Deadline for Artists: April 8th, 2012, 11:59pm.
Musicians, Filmmakers, Dancers and Writers are accepted on a rolling basis.

This year's guest jurors are Kat Cohn of AD Projects, Jessica Wallen, an independent curator, and Max Bode, an illustrator, artist and former art director at the New Yorker.

Reclaim / Collaborate

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: University of Toledo CVA Gallery
Deadline: 04/08/12

The University of Toledo CVA Gallery invites artists to participate in our forthcoming exhibition, “Reclaim/Collaborate,” scheduled for Fall 2012.

This exhibition will explore contemporary creative notions of reclamation and collaboration. We seek artists & collectives that reuse, repurpose, restore, recover … within a context of cooperation, partnership or organization. We invite submissions that explore how artistic collaboration can recycle, reconfigure, and renew media, environment or residual cultural forms, establishing a practical sense of community and innovation.

Submission Deadline: April 8, 2012.

To submit your artwork for consideration, please send CV, artist statement, proposal, and 10–20 images to: CVA Gallery, University of Toledo, 620 Grove Place, Toledo, OH 43620 or email materials to: (please include eclaim/Collaborate in subject heading).

Call for Submissions: WAX

Call Type: Exhibitions
Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 4/9/2012
Eligibility: Chicago
Brooklyn Artists Gym
Gallery & Studios
Brooklyn, NY
Opening Reception: May 19, 2012

Brooklyn Artists Gym is seeking visual art submissions that include wax as a primary medium. Paintings, installation, sculpture, photography, and works on paper are considered provided wax is an integral and essential component of the piece. Entries are not limited to encaustic work.

Please include a brief statement (one or two paragraphs) describing your work and how wax plays a part in it, or describing how wax is important to the process and/or the finished work.

Open call for wax based artworks
2D /3D work no larger than 8’ in direction

The Gallery at BAG accepts artwork in all mediums, however no artwork may exceed 8 x 8 feet tall/wide
Submissions are welcome from United States and International artists granted that artwork can arrive on time.

All shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist. If accepted, artists will receive detailed shipping instructions from the Gallery Coordinator.

A $20 non-refundable processing/curation fee paid through Pay Pal is required and covers the submission cost of 1-3 artworks.

All artwork must be ready to hang or install, which means appropriate backing for wall pieces and any special installation must be planned and prepared ahead.

Brooklyn Artists Gym receives 30% commission on all sales made during exhibitions.

All applicants must submit a complete Open Call Submission Package for consideration.

Details available on website:

Open Call Submission Package:

Please direct questions to Mary Negro or Rhia Hurt

Mary Negro
Gallery Coordinator
Brooklyn Artists Gym

Rhia Hurt
Managing Director
Brooklyn Artists Gym

phone: 718-858-9069

Call to Artists and Curators for Group Exhibition Proposals

New Art Center
(Newton MA)
The New Art Center's open call program for curatorial proposals is currently accepting applications. We encourage you to apply for the opportunity to experiment in a large, unique and alternative space. The program encourages the development of emerging curators and artists as curators. Our gallery is a converted church with 1,800 sq. ft. and a 25' vaulted ceiling! We accept proposals involving two or more artists and at least one public presentation. Curators of accepted proposals receive a $1,000 stipend and administrative, installation, marketing & p.r. support.

Application Deadline: April 9, 2012

The New Art Center has a 34-year tradition of using its Main Gallery for group exhibitions curated by an exhibiting artist or independent curator. Since May 1991 we have continued this tradition through a public call for proposals in our Curatorial Opportunity Program.

To submit your application and for more information please visit our website and follow the guidelines on the Artist Opportunities page:


Contact, Director of Exhibitions:
Kathleen Smith,

Open Call for Solo Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: April 25 - May 12, 2012
Entry Deadline: Thursday, April 12.

Dacia Gallery invites emerging and established artists to submit artwork for an opportunity to have a solo exhibition and display your work to the public, gallery directors, curators and collectors that they might discover your compelling artwork. The gallery will advertise and promote the selected artist for the exhibition and host a formal Opening Reception for the exhibit, including an Artist Talk during the opening reception.

Accepted Artwork: Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, digital art, mixed media site-specific installations, illustration, etc. In other words, all creative culminations are welcome. Submitted works are not required to conform to any particular medium, style, theme or concept, artwork dimensions may be of any size.

For more information and to submit your artwork please visit our website and follow the guidelines on the submission page:

Black & White: A Picture Show

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: Black Box Gallery
Deadline: 04/10/12

A juried exhibition of black and white photography: there is often a classic, nostalgic and dynamic translation to black and white photography. Black and white has an important tradition of luminous, well-crafted and thoughtfully composed imagery. Contemporary photographers are involved in this dialog of history and tradition, but with their own modern voice, visions and aesthetics of imagery.

Juried by Julia Dolan, Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum. 20 photographers will be selected for inclusion in this exhibit and will be shown from May 4th to May 25th.

The entry fee is $35 and includes up to 5 images. Black Box will provide all framing, matting and printing for the exhibition. Other arrangements can be accommodated, if artist wants to send in a print. For information about file set up, visit our website at

National Juried Exhibition

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: Rawls Museum Arts
Deadline: 04/10/12

Rawls Museum Arts, A Partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Announces the 2012 Rawls National Juried Exhibition prospectus. Go to to download application.

Flora and Fauna Art Exhibition

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs
Deadline: 04/11/12

The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs is seeking artwork for their Flora and Fauna Exhibition. The exhibit dates are May 4-26, 2012 and the entry deadline is April 11. The curators are looking for artwork inspired by the plant and wildlife of geographical regions. Open to all artists in the US; all mediums, both 2D and 3D are accepted.

No entry fee. $10 hanging fee for accepted artwork, paid on delivery of artwork. A commission of 30% of each sale is donated to FAC, 15% commission if the artist is a FAC member. Artwork does not have to be for sale to be accepted into the exhibit.

Send by email or mail the following items by April 11, 2012:
1. jpg photo file of artwork; file name should include last name and title
2. completed and signed entry form

Email files to or mail to The Fine Art Center of Hot Springs at PO Box 6263,Hot Springs, AR 71902. Prospectus and details can be found at Call Donna Dunnahoe at (501) 624-0489 for more information.

Seductive Surfaces: A Juried Exhibition of Fine Art Fiber

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: Gallery Seven
Deadline: 04/12/12

Open to all New England artists 18 years and older working in Fine Art Fiber. All textile processes including mixed media (some fiber must be present) accepted. No 3D work accepted. Non-refundable fee of $25 for up to 3 submissions on cd. Exhibition runs from June 5 - July 21, 2012. Guest Juror: Erica Licea-Kane. Assistant Professor and Director of the Towne Art Gallery at Wheelock College, Boston, MA.

Prospectus: go under GALLERY link then go to JURIED EXHIBITIONS link.

Questions: or 978-897-9777.

My Loves

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: Linus Galleries
Deadline: 04/12/12

Love is in the air.
But what is Love to you? What are your loves? Interpret love, or your desires, or your loves to us in the best art.

All artists worldwide will be considered for this Call for Artists from photography, to paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor and ink, graphite drawings and fabric work from quilts to stitchwork.

Those accepted artists will be asked to be a part of a collective show in the future months. The artists will be asked if they wish to submit their artwork for the show, which is not a requirement to being a part of this show.

Cost: $35 for 3 entries, $5 for additional entries.

For more information and guidelines for submitting go to


Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 4/14/2012
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
Studio 659 is calling out to artists of all kinds in search of work that is by or about a breast cancer survivor, or in memoriam of someone that succumbed to breast cancer, for the May show, PINK. Artists working in all media and styles of artwork are welcome to submit.

Submissions due: April 14

Notifications: April 16

Delivery of work: Work must be delivered by April 28th during regular studio hours or shipped at the artists expense

Opening: May 4 from 6:59-9pm

Show Closes: May 26

Pick up Artwork: June 1st 7-9pm June 7 or 8 12-7pm June 9 10-2pm

Artists are invited to submit up to 3 JPEG images to: 2-D and 3-D submissions in all media and styles welcomed. Please include an image list in your email with title, media, size, year completed, and price.

Jpeg files should be named: first initial last name title. e.g.: JSmith


Also please denote any special installation needs in your email. All 2-D work must be framed and wired. Gallery wrapped canvases do not need framing, but must be wired.

There is a $20 participation fee for accepted artists, due upon delivery. *This fee is waived for members of Studio 659. You may join the Studio 659 membership for $25 ($30 for families). Membership is valid for one year.

The Studio retains a 30% commission, please factor this into your retail pricing.

An artist reception will be held on Friday, May 4 and all regional artists are strongly encouraged to attend.

The gallery reserves the right to decline any accepted artwork upon delivery if the condition or quality is other than represented in the submission. Submissions must not have been previously displayed at Studio 659. Artists who ship their work must include return shipment.

Posting Organization
Studio 659
Organization Main Email:
Contact Information:
1413 119th St.
Whiting, IN 46394
Google Map
Organization Description:
An art gallery on the shores of Lake Michigan in the Historic Downtown District of Whiting, Indiana. Located 20 minutes outside of downtown Chicago, Studio 659 opened in June of 2010 under the direction of the Whiting Arts Council.

Previous shows have included well-known artists Skip Williamson, Hal Mayforth, Howie Green, Joe Pellegrini and many more.

Contact Information
Contact Name: Stephanie Madison
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: 219-201-8819
Contact Information:
1413 119th St
Whiting, IN 46394
Google Map

Call for Artists to Join a Selective Membership

Type: Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges [View all]
Posted by: A.I.R. Gallery
Deadline: 04/14/12

A.I.R. Gallery invites women artists to apply for our New York City Artists Program or National/International Artists Program. A.I.R. (Artists in Residence) is the first artist-run, not-for-profit gallery for women in the US. While the gallery has a professional staff, the NYC Artists define the scope and activities of the organization and the direction of their own careers. Membership benefits include exhibitions at the gallery, art fairs, and venues abroad; representation on the gallery’s website and flat files; and networking opportunities with A.I.R. members in NY and across the country. A.I.R. Gallery is now located in the thriving DUMBO gallery district in Brooklyn, NY. Look on our website under “opportunities” to learn more about each program and how to apply: We will begin reviewing new applications for the National/International Artists Program on April 15, 2012.


Fellowship Residence Italy

Type: Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges [View all]
Posted by: La Macina di San Cresci
Deadline: 04/10/12

La Macina di San Cresci announces that the Provincia di Firenze will award two residency fellowships to artists. The program invites artists from around the world to apply to work for one month in a studio at la Macina di San Cresci.

The Fellowship recipients will receive a € 500 stipend, private room, studio space.

The theme for the program is "Platform 948: where engage ideas and concepts about the environment. "

Develop a composition in which the machinery of nature and machine of art become one, through a series of interventions and through the perception of the artists.

A reflection on the socio-cultural, architectural, language, habits characteristics of this place, the environment, the village , interlaced with the man and with habits whom he lives of this environment.
Application form and Guidelines :

BRIC House Fireworks Residency Program

BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn
(Brooklyn NY)
BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn is pleased to announce the open call for proposals for the BRIC House Fireworks Program, a major new commissioning and residency opportunity for artists and media makers who are interested in developing large-scale multidisciplinary creative work that crosses artistic boundaries and engages with Brooklyn audiences.

This is an open call for artists to apply for this residency. Two teams will be selected from this open call and will receive financial support and technical assistance to carry out their projects in 2013.

Artists selected for the Fireworks residency will be given broad access to BRIC House and our state-of-the-art production equipment to develop their projects. They will also receive financial support, and production staff, and will be aided by our Residency Manager and a creative advisor. With this residency, we hope to facilitate innovative creative explorations, collisions, and public engagement. More about the residency:

Review our guidelines and if you are eligible to do so, please fill out an application. Applications must be submitted via our online form and are due April 13.

BRIC's Residency Manager Risa Shoup will be on call to answer your questions Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 to 4PM. You can reach her by phone (718) 683-5619 or email

The BRIC House Fireworks Residency program is supported, in part, with a generous grant from the Rockefeller Foundation's NYC Cultural Innovation Fund.

RFQ'S and Public Art

Call For Applicatication, Ecoismi 2012 - Cassano d'Adda, Milan, Italy

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: City of Cassano d'Adda
Deadline: 04/12/12

The City of Cassano d'Adda, Milan - Italy, presents Ecoismi2012, a contemporary art event which takes place in the Natural Park of the Island Borromeo. The common thread of Ecoismi 2012 is between man and nature.The review involves the construction of No. 12 (twelve) site-specific works in complete harmony with the area of the park.

ECOISMI 2012's leitmotiv is the binomial man and nature. The exhibition schedules the realization of twelve (n° 12) artistic works in full harmony with the identity of the Natural Park area. ECOISMI 2012 wants to be a meeting point between contemporary culture and the deep roots of territory. The art works realized have to be able to create a natural and osmotic relationship between art, the environmental and cultural context, and the identity of local site and will have an aesthetic and cognitive value, regarding processes and changes that concern the environment and the present human condition. See for more details.

Mechanical Turk Review of My Art: #4

This is a project where I pay workers on Amazon's Mechanical Turk to review my art and website and pay them $5 dollars for 500 words. This is the fourth review I've received:

Complicated Simplicity: The saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words” may be a tad cliche. However, after reviewing the artwork that is spotlighted on Paul Shortt's website, this popular idiom rang truer than ever before. Not only does this art possess a clear artistic vision, it draws out the satirical simplicity of contemporary life and allows its viewers to interact. With an emphasis on realism and modernity, the artwork that Paul Shortt features is nothing less of outstanding. In particular, I was taken aback by the featured work entitled, “Corner Piece”, which is an image of a black folded plaque, one side reading, “Put your hands behind your back” and the other, “Then put your head down”. The caption states that, “This sign directs the participant into time out, while the sign is conforming to the space.” Immediately following the caption there is a picture of a woman making use of the sign. While I understand the artist's intention for this piece, I was able to gain my own unique interpretation. The artwork by itself is as powerful, if not more powerful, standing alone. Primarily, my interpretation of the piece made me reflect on law enforcement. I pictured a cop telling someone to put their hands behind their back and then to subsequently put their head down. Obviously, police officers do not usually tell their suspects to put their head down. Therefore, I took these words as a statement about the shame that is imbedded in nonconformity. I always see criminal suspects lower their heads. This piece spoke to me, acknowledging the disgrace which is inherent in violating the law. I was ecstatic that I was able to gain my own interpretation of the artwork. After all, art is an individual expression and should always be unique to the individual who creates it as well as the individual who interprets it. This, in my opinion, is the nature of true artwork: that it is able to be interpreted and reinterpreted countless times without losing its intensity. Moreover, much of the art that is featured on Mr. Shortt's website speaks volumes concerning life as we have come to know it. From the photograph entitled, “ROFL CON”, which makes a play on new-age text lingo, to the piece called, “Seeking Good Conversation”, which simply depicts a person holding a cell phone, this artwork is both modern and uncomplicated. For a beginning art enthusiast, uncomplicated artwork is sought after. There is no pretense, no pomp and no arrogance in the art that Paul Shortt displays and this is certainly appreciated. For, one is better able to discern the deeper meaning behind an artistic piece when the artists themselves are not seeking to complicate the concept. What's more, many of the artistic representations that Paul Shortt presents are interactive. Not only are the viewers allowed to interpret the art intellectually, they are often asked to physically participate in the art's action. For instance, the piece “ROFL CON” allows viewers to roll around on the red carpet that the text lingo is printed on. This makes for a more entertaining involvement with the artwork and, undoubtedly, leaves viewers feeling personally related to the piece itself. In reference to interactive and entertaining art, the piece called “Strap-on Ballsacks” is hilarious. The name speaks for itself. There are images that show random people, women and men, wearing colorful strap-on testicles. I never knew that raw artistic photography could be so humorous. There is a vast array of interpretations which can be concluded from this piece alone, and as wonderful as it is to interpret art, I must admit that I would love to get the opportunity to wear those strap-on ballsacks. They look like a lot a fun. In retrospect, the artist deemed certain artistic videos, “It's Simple but Complicated” and I have found that these words actually convey the nature of Paul Shortt's entire art collection. Much like the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words”-- which, as a hackneyed phrase, has greater depth than initially realized-- Paul Shortt's art compilation is fairly simple and yet, possesses a more intricate plot than first perceived. After reviewing the artwork that is spotlighted on Paul Shortt's website, one is able to grasp the very value and significance of complicated simplicity.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Paul Shortt Upcoming Exhibition Deadlines - April 1st, 2012-- April 7th, 2012

Call for Artists and Writers for NEW online web journal (Monthly Ongoing Review Process)

Deadline Type: ongoing
Deadline: Monthly Ongoing Review Process
Call Type: Other Calls
Eligibility: Chicago
THE AF PROJECT is the online journal of Art Founders Inc. and its subsidiary groups. Our mission is to provide open access to the world of art and culture through articles, interviews, conversations, speculations and artists’ projects. Be a part of our launch, we are looking for amazing contributors:


The AF Project publishes on a broad range of subjects, genres and forms. These include scholarly articles, interviews, conversations, speculations and artists’ projects. Artists, scholars, critics, graduate students and other prospective contributers who share a passionate interest in art, design and visual culture are encouraged to submit their written work for publication.


The AF Project is always looking for emerging and established artists to promote their original works of art and design on our “Artist Spotlight” page. Through this website and at our events, artists and their works are introduced to collectors, galleries, curators and art enthusiasts.

For more information, please visit or

Interactive Installation and Performance Art Works for Wicker Park Fest 2012

Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 4/2/2012
Call Type: Expos, Fairs, Festivals
Eligibility: Chicago
Two proposals will be accepted and awarded $7500 each.

The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and SSA #33 are accepting proposals from artists, collectives, curators and producers for the Wicker Park Festival on July 28th-29th, 2012 from 12pm-10pm, Saturday & Sunday. We are seeking visually-compelling performance and installation works for two large, outdoor, heavily crowded, public spaces for the duration of the festival. Applicants must curate, manage and fund all programming for their designated space. Two proposals will be accepted, one for each designated area, as described below:
Arts Area #1: Performance Art
Dimensions: 125’L x 35’W
We would like to fill this area with Performance Art that is:

Visually compelling
Static (created only for this space)
Accessible by a large demographic
Programmed for a minimum of 6 hours (from 12-6pm each day) up to a maximum of 10 hours (from 12-10pm each day).
Suitable for family viewing and participation

Arts Area #2: Installation Art
Dimensions: 142’L x 12’W
We would like to fill this area with Installation Art that is:

Audience-derived or interactive
Sculptural and/or visually compelling
Able to fill the entire space
Free-standing (non-reliant on any surrounding building structures)
Adaptable to unexpected weather conditions
Install/De-install time less than 4 hours
Safe & Accessible for a large demographic
Suitable for family viewing and participation

Applicants must curate, manage and fund all programming for their designated space for the duration of the festival. For either Arts Area, all load-in and set-up must occur on Saturday morning and be fully completed by the start of the festival at 12pm. Break-down and load-out must begin no later than 10pm on Sunday night. You must provide your own crew for load-in and load-out in addition to transportation of all materials to and from the festival. While there will be security guards overnight, you must be willing to take full responsibility for the safety of your work and performers. Please give consideration to the unpredictable nature of an outdoor festival with loud live music, food & alcohol, and heavy foot-traffic. No fire, nudity or hazardous materials will be allowed. Upon acceptance, artists will be asked to provide two formal progress updates to the panel in May and June 2012.

The Chamber will provide logistical and planning support and can assist with securing equipment such as stages and tents. The Chamber will promote the event, including the arts sections, through an extensive publicity campaign of on-line, radio and print media promotions, including posters and postcards for personal distribution. Accepted proposals will be awarded $7500 each.


STEP 1: Please submit the following materials for consideration:
Description of Project (250 words or less)
Drawings or Renderings of Proposed Work
A Project Schedule (Timeline) with Detailed Installation Plans
Three Examples of Previous Work (JPEG or TIFF Photographs and/or Online Video URLS)*
Artist Statement and CV for Artists and Collaborative Groups
Bio and CV for Curators and Producers

*You must exhibit a strong history of experience and capability with managing projects of this magnitude.

NOTE: Applicants may submit two proposals, one for each category, if desired. Please clearly indicate on your proposal the Arts Area for which you are applying.
STEP 2: A select group of applicants will be invited to present their proposal in person to the Chamber Arts Subcommittee on the afternoon of April 9th. Details will be provided with invitation.

DEADLINE: All proposals must be received by Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 5pm
Please send all proposal materials in an envelope addressed to:

Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce
Attn: WPFest Arts Subcommittee
1414 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Or email them to: with “WPFest 2012 ARTS SUBMISSION” in the SUBJECT line.

All applicants will be notified of acceptance by April 16th, 2012.

Please contact Clover Morell at or 773-384-2672 with any questions.
Contact Information
Contact Name: Clover Morell
Contact Phone Number: 773-384-2672

Posting Organization
Art Founders Inc.
Organization Main Email:

Contact Information
Contact Name: Ingrid Chao
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: 312.493.5628

Inked Surfaces - Diablo Valley College National Juried Exhibition of Prints

Call Type: Exhibitions
Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 4/1/2012
Eligibility: National
Inked Surfaces
Diablo Valley College National Juried Exhibition of Prints
Post MFA Fellowship Program - Department of Art - The Ohio State University

Type: Awards, Grants, Fellowships [View all]
Posted by: The Ohio State University
Deadline: 04/06/12

The Ohio State University’s Department of Art is searching for two Post-MFA Fellows for the 2012-13 academic year. The Fellowships are open to artists working in all medium(s), including hybrid modes. This Fellowship includes an $18,000.00 stipend, benefits, private studio space, and access to the vast resources available at OSU. The fellowship concludes with an exhibition and public presentation. Artists who have completed their MFA degree since 2009 are eligible to apply. Applications from international candidates will be considered. Former Ohio State University undergraduate and graduate students are ineligible to apply. OSU will be using Slideroom for the application process. Visit the for more information, or log onto to begin the application process.

Arts Faculty Summer Artist Residency

Type: Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges [View all]
Posted by: Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists Residency
Deadline: 04/06/12

Over the summer, Ox-Bow offers 2-week residencies for artists who are also faculty members in the arts, in a part time, adjunct or full time capacity. This program is designed to give teaching artists the much needed time to focus on their own work throughout the summer and also to connect to other faculty who are teaching at Ox-Bow.

Artists are selected upon the merit of their work and written statements describing their proposed use of the residency. During their stay, artists are encouraged to present a slide lecture or reading of their work and to participate in the community life at Ox-Bow. Recipients receive a small private studio and room and board. Please note that the classroom studio facilities are not available to ARs.

Cost: $550 for 2-weeks, (includes room and board and studio use), due at the time the residency is awarded.

For more information and application please visit

Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends
Deadline: April 2, 2012 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends
The Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA) and
East Carolina University's School of Art and Design
Wellington B. Gray Gallery
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
June 1 -29, 2012

The Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA) and East Carolina University's School of Art and Design have joined forces to organize, promote, and host a juried student exhibition of trends and creative works in fiber art. This first triennial exhibition will honor Edward S. Lambert, MFA (1940-2011) renowned educator, artist, mentor to graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Georgia, and advisor to SEFAA. A solo exhibition of Lambert's work will be shown in Gray Gallery in
conjunction with “Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends."

Lambert's outstanding contributions in the field of education and textile design place him among the most respected and innovative artists in his field. This student exhibition is due, in part, to his encouragement and inspirational leadership and we are thrilled to present some of his creative work and to honor his legacy.

Any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a fiber/textile program or independently pursuing a study of fibers/textiles in the Southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee) is eligible to apply.

First Place - $800
Second Place - $500
Third Place - $300
Honorable Mentions - awarded at the discretion of the juror.

$15 - Members of the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA)
$25 - Non-members (includes 1-yr student membership in SEFAA)

Each student may submit up to three entries. Submitted work must be original in design and must have been completed since January 1, 2010. Entries must utilize fiber techniques (interlaced, felted, stitched, dyed, coiled, knotted, printed, spun, woven, etc.) and can be of any material. Only individual work will be considered; no group projects will be accepted.

Accepted work must be received ready to display and must include all display hardware with clear hanging instructions. Students who propose an installation work must be prepared to personally install the work at ECU and to remove it after the exhibition closes.

Please call or email SEFAA at:

Or, call or email ECU at:

CALL FOR ENTRIES - Popular Campaigns & Political Culture

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: Prescott College Art Gallery at Sam Hill Warehouse
Deadline: 04/06/12

The Popular Campaigns and Political Culture Exhibition seeks creative works that explore the relationship of the political environment and popular culture. In visual culture, we have become saturated by media and advertising in an attempt to determine our cultural identity and political preference. This exhibition asks the artist to interpret the connections or point-of-overlap between art and propaganda. How do we, as artists, respond to everyday propaganda and express our social and political views? This exhibition is open to all media. POSTMARK DEADLINE: April 6, 2012

$500 cash prize will be awarded to First place. Juror Liz Cohen.

To download the prospectus please visit and click on the news and opportunities section.

C Street Market Square Outdoor Juried Sculpture Exhibition

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: Redwood Art Association
Deadline: 04/06/12

C Street Market Square Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in Eureka, CA. Presented by the Redwood Art Association in cooperation with the City of Eureka.

The competition is open to all artists living on the North Coast of California from Del Norte to Mendocino County. Artists are invited to submit proposals for three-dimensional art suitable for outdoor display. The five winning sculptures will be exhibited in the C Street Market Square at the foot of C Street in Eureka for one year starting October 1, 2012. Deadline for entries is Friday, April 6, 2012. Full prospectus is available at Contact for any additional information.


Artist/Curator Opportunity:

Exhibition in a gallery like setting (most likely an empty storefront)


-A Guest Curator or Artist/Curator is required to submit a proposal for an exhibition to take place in Summer/Fall 2012 in North Adams, including participant artist(s) and educational activities.
-The Guest Curator can be an artist and can be part of the show he/she curates.
-The exhibition can run from June 28th till October 25th. The proposal may specify a different time frame.
-The exhibition can run for one, two, three or fourth months between June 28th till October 25th
-Opening Receptions have to take place on the last Thursday of the month (June 28th, July 26th, August 30th, September 27th, October 25th) in conjunction with DownStreet Art Thursday events.

In case of exhibition, DownStreetArt will provide a location and will

-Locate and arrange exhibition space, including where applicable negotiating highly favorable terms with local landlords (average of $200 a month with all utilities included).
-Aggressively market all exhibitions, as well as branding DownStreet Art and North Adams. Marketing materials will include, but not be limited to street signage, printed art maps, events calendar, weekly e-blasts, vibrant web presence (including links to all major cultural institutions, city governments and Berkshire Visitor’s Bureau, ads in programs for all major area museums, press releases etc…). DownStreet Art can process all sales of art if desired.

Artist/Curator will

-Curate, install and de-install the exhibit(s).
-Provide for shipping of the work.
-Market the gallery, artist(s) and exhibit(s).
-Provide staffing***
-Participate in DownStreet Art activities such as DownStreet Art Thursday (last Thursday of each month between June 28th till October 25th) according with the time frame specified in the proposal (for instance, if your project will take place between July 26th and October 25th you will be required to join DownStreet Art Celebration on Thursday, August 30th, Thursday, September 27th, and October 25th).
Participating in education activities and workshops in relation with your exhibition when possible.
***Please note that DownStreet Art can help staffing your gallery. We run an Associate Gallery Manager program which trains college student to run gallery while taking specific class and gaining a real hands-on experience. The Associate Gallery Manager get a weekly stipend of $200 provided by you.

New Gallery Representation (ONGOING)

Lafayette, IN
Call Type: Exhibitions
Deadline Type: ongoing
Eligibility: National
Call for Artists

We are a new Gallery in Lafayette, IN opening in May 2012. We are looking for regional Artists to represent with matching style. We are looking for very specific types of artwork including paintings, sculptures (metal and clay), ceramics, and jewelry. Contemporary, modern, emotionally evoking art of quality is wanted. We believe in the healing power of art and excellence and seek it out. Please refer to our website for artist submission form by email only. We look forward to seeing your work.

Call for Artists -April 2nd deadline, AIC Curator to Select

Call Type: Exhibitions
Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 4/3/2012
Eligibility: Chicago
ArtFutura 2012: Art in Motion – Hosted by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s Associate Board. Open to 2/D media. Juror: Mr. James Rondeau, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago. Showing will be June 2012 at gallery in Downtown Chicago, with opening on May 31, 2012. Cash awards. Work should address theme of “Art in Motion”. Entry fee of $30 for up to three pieces submitted via CD. Postmark by the April 2, 2012 deadline. For application and further info: associateboard.orgor contact Alex Kapordelis: 312-238-1281 or email:

50% of all art sales will go to funding a unique art therapy program for patients who have sustained brain injury, stroke or other significant impairment.

Contact Information
Contact Name: Alex Kapordelis
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: 312-238-1281

Call for Arists, New York Arts Practicum

Call Type: Other Calls
Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 4/2/2012
Eligibility: Chicago
Applications are being accepted for the New York Arts Practicum (, an experiential summer program in New York City where advanced undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students participate in artmaking and intellectual culture outside of the traditional confines of the art school. The program centers around an internship with an active artist, a studio seminar, and weekly site visits to artist studios, galleries, and museums.
Through the intensive process of working with an artist on a day-to-day basis, students gain a view of their near futures as artists, learning models for negotiating a creative life outside of school in an expanded field of art prduction. The Practicum mentors are as follows (with three more to be added shortly): David Horvitz, Eva and Franco Mattes, Mark Tribe, Caroline Woolard, and Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga.

The critique/seminar and site visits reinvigorate the art student's conventional modes of study.

Critique: Participants develop alternate strategies for creating work for critique without institutional studio facilities
Seminar: Visiting Faculty lead seminar on a set of readings related to their own practice. Visiting Artists in the seminar are: Steve Lambert, Trevor Paglen, Penelope Umbrico, and The Yes Men.
Art History/Contemporary Practices: Program Director Michael Mandiberg guides visits to galleries and museums, many of which will include conversations with curators and gallerists. Art and its contexts will be encountered and engaged with directly.
The 8 week New York Arts Practicum begins June 25th and ends August 17th, 2012. Application review begins April 2nd; application deadline April 16th.

Tuition is $2900, with need-based financial aid available.

Academic credit is earned through arrangements with students' home institutions.

For general questions please see the FAQ, and please contact us with specific questions.

Contact Information

RavensHood: 6th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Images Coop - Off The Grid
Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 4/3/2012
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
Images Gallery Cooperative invites artists to submit visual art in any medium to RavensHood 2012: 6th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, June 1 - 30, 2012.

Please visit our website at for details and required forms.

Questions? Email us at

Posting Organization
Images Gallery Cooperatve
Organization Main Email:
Contact Information:
1823 W. Wilson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
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Organization Description:
Images Gallery is an independent artists’ cooperative. We hold exhibitions, meetings, workshops and salons at our gallery space at 1823 W. Wilson. Our goals are to support the artistic endeavors of our members, create collaborative opportunities, meet, discuss, critique and encourage the process of making art.

Contact Information
Contact Name: Carrie Betlyn-Eder
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: 773-542-3524
Contact Information:
1823 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
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What artist hasn't gazed at a blank canvas filled with dread? Even when white is not emanating from an empty canvas, it is still one of the most difficult colors for an artist to utilize. It can muddy paint, flare a lens, and make a drawing appear incomplete. This April Projekt30 is seeking artwork that addresses white, either materially or conceptually. All mediums are welcome, and the artwork need not be literally white.

The exhibition will be publicized to our extensive list of galleries, collectors, etc, all contributors receive great exposure. As of Nov. 2011 over 300,000 messages have been sent to previous participants. Projekt30 is an organization dedicated to promoting artists. We provide websites for 100s of artists, and since 2003 have conducted over 120 juried exhibitions, featured the artwork of 1,000s of artists, and facilitated the sale of 1,000s of artworks.

Deadline April 2, 2012.
Opens April 24, 2012.
$35 Entry fee, free for Projekt30 members.

Summer Exhibition and Festival 2012
The Wassaic Project
(New York NY)
The Wassaic Project invites all Artists, Musicians, Filmmakers, Dancers and Writers to apply!

Applications for our 2012 Summer Exhibition and Festival are now online. Apply here:

Application Deadline for Artists: April 1st, 2012, 11:59pm.

Musicians, Filmmakers, Dancers and Writers are accepted on a rolling basis.

An open call for artists

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: Elon University
Deadline: 04/02/12

The exhibition committee at Elon Universtiy is currently accepting proposals for solo and small group exhibitions for the 2012-13 academic calendar. Priority will be given to work that is in dialogue with contemporary practices and ideas. The exhibition would ideally then be used to expand or frame conversations about contemporary definitions of art, materiality, and/or process. All mediums will be considered. Modest honorariums are offered for travel, shipping costs, speaking fees, etc.
Entry Requirements: A Cover letter describing exhibition proposal. Ten to twenty (10-20) digital images on CD/DVD.
Images should be presented in JPEG format with image size set to 300 dpi resolution. An Artist Resume including biography, educational background, and exhibition record. Submission materials will not be returned without a SASE
Entries Due: April 2nd, 2012
Submissions will be reviewed in early April. Artists will be notified via email by the end of April.

National Call For Entries

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: The Transversal Project
Deadline: 04/01/12

"Versa Major"
The Transversal Project
LOCATION: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

The Transversal Project was begun in late 2011 by the artist Michael Powell in order to create opportunities for experimental public art exhibitions free from
the hermetically sealed white cube of galleries and museums.

All Transversal Project exhibitions are projected onto the sides of buildings using a large venue projection system.

The goals of The Transversal Project are:

-To create opportunities for artists to make and display artworks in the context of the built environment.
-To heighten critical public discourse surrounding the importance of art making and cultural production.
-To offer an alternative mode of exhibition to the typical gallery or museum.
-To create a public forum for the exploration of art as a communal, projective experience and a catalyst for social change.


Diablo Valley College Art Gallery

321 Golf Club Road Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Exhibition Dates: August 27th ~ September 28th, 2012

Juror: Archana Horsting, Executive Director of Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

Eligibility: Open to all artists 18 years or older presently residing in the United States. Works executed between 2009 and 2012 are eligible.

Media and size: Original works in all traditional printmaking media including but not limited to intaglio, relief, screen print, lithograph, monotype are eligible. Digital and three-dimensional works are eligible but must incorporate at least one traditional hand-pulled process. Purely photographic images and photomechanical reproductions made of existing works will not be considered. Size of work cannot exceed 30” x 40” frame dimensions.

Entry process is entirely through the web-based service BAYVAN, including uploading jpeg images and paying the entry fee. Entry deadline: April 1st 2012. Visit URL:

Entry fee: $30 per artist up to for three works. $5 is added per each additional work. (Maximum 6 works).


First Prize: One artist will be selected to have a solo exhibit at Diablo Valley College Art Gallery in 2013 (month TBA).

Second Prize: One-month artist residency at Kala Art Institute, Berkeley CA in 2013.

Full Prospectus:

Contact Information
Contact Name: Toru Sugita
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: 925-685-1230 x2893
Contact Information:
321 Golf Club Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Across the Divide Exhibition

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: Coconino Center for the Arts
Deadline: 04/06/12

Across the Divide will encompass the vast array of contemporary ceramics in the sculptural and installation genres. This exhibit uses the Continental Divide as a metaphor for the artist working in clay that has separated them from traditional techniques and stereotypes within the medium. Artists are encouraged to submit work that pushes traditional boundaries of the ceramic medium in its treatment of material and subject.

This exhibit is open to all artists, national and international. All forms of ceramic sculpture, installation and new media work are eligible. Works should have some ceramic component and can range in scale from handheld to monumental.

Juror: Steven Schaeffer

Entry fee: $35/3 works of art

A prize will be awarded for best of show ($500).

For more information and prospectus:

For more information please contact:
Gallery Director
Robin Cadigan


Artist Opportunity:

Realizing a mural downtown North Adams, Massachusetts


-Artist(s) is required to submit a proposal, possibly including renderings or images of past work, to be realized in Summer/Fall 2012 in North Adams.
-The work can be realized during the month before any of the DownStreet Art Thursday although it has to be finished in conjunction with one of the dates above.
-The proposal has to specify a time frame.

In case of acceptance of the proposal, DownStreet Art – The Mural Project will provide a location and will

-Locate the wall and provide for measurements.
-Aggressively market the realization of the mural, as well as branding DownStreet Art and North Adams. Marketing materials will include, but not be limited to street signage, printed art maps, events calendar, weekly e-blasts, vibrant web presence (including links to all major cultural institutions, city governments and Berkshire Visitor’s Bureau, ads in programs for all major area museums, press releases etc…).

Artist(s) will

-Be in North Adams for the time he/she/they will be working at the project.
Provide for tools.
-Market the work on view.
-Participate in DownStreet Art activities such as DownStreet Art Thursday (last Thursday of each month between June 28th till October 25th) according with the time frame specified in the proposal (for instance, if your project will take place between July 26th and October 25th you will be required to join DownStreet Art Celebration on Thursday, August 30th, Thursday, September 27th, and October 25th).
Participating in education activities and workshops in relation with your exhibition when possible.

Questions? Please contact

DownStreet Art is a public art project designed to revitalize downtown North Adams. A post-industrial city in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, North Adams first began its cultural revitalization with the opening of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in 1999. More than ten years later, the city is in its second wave of economic development through the arts and other creative economy businesses.

By harnessing existing arts organizations and events and transforming vacant and open spaces into arts destinations, DownStreet Art defines North Adams as a cultural haven, driving tourists and community members’ downtown in a four month celebration of the arts. Since its inception in 2008, over 65,000 visitors came downtown and through the doors of DownStreet Art’s galleries and exhibits. For DownStreet Art 2012 our goal is to build on what we have accomplished to date while deepening the dialogue between our community and the arts. DownStreet Art gives artists and curators competitive opportunities to exhibit their work and to be promoted on a national and international level.

Lancaster County Art Association National Juried Exhibition

Lancaster County Art Association
(Strasburg PA)
The Lancaster County Art Association in Strasburg, PA seeks entries of artwork for the LCAA's National Juried Exhibition 2012. The exhibit will open with a reception on June 10 and continue through July 19. Juror is John Costanza. Up to three pieces may be submitted in five categories: Oil & Acrylic, Watermedia, Photography, Sculpture & Ceramics, Other Media. Entry fee: $10 per artwork submitted by LCAA members. $15 per artwork submitted by non-members. All submissions are by 35 mm slide or as digital images on a CD or DVD. $3,000 in cash awards will be awarded by the Juror: Best of Show - All Media: $500; First Place in each Category: $250; Second Place in each Category: $150; Third Place in each Category: $100. Artwork must have been completed in the past three years. Open to all artists 18 years or older. All artwork must be framed and securely wired for hanging (saw tooth hangers are not acceptable.) All 2-D works must be matted and framed under glass or plexiglass except oils and acrylics treated like oils. Work on canvas with finished edges is acceptable. No frames that leave the edges of the glass exposed will be accepted. Entries should not exceed 45 inches in any direction (including frame). Sculpture should be mounted on a suitable base. Postmark deadline for entry is April 7. One to three slides or JPEG images per artist. Work previously shown in the LCAA galleries will not be accepted. Prospectus may be downloaded from the website or by sending an SASE to: Lancaster County Art Association, 149 Precision Ave., Strasburg, PA 17579. Questions? Call (717) 687-7061 or send email to LCAA Exhibit Chair, Carol Herr, at

CALL FOR ENTRIES- LBIF's National Juried Competition: Digital Works

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences
Deadline: 04/07/12

The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences (LBIF) encourages emerging artists as well as those with established reputations to participate in the National Juried Competition: Digital Works. The purpose of the exhibition is to showcase works that are created through digital processes, display distinctive characteristics of the digital, and reflect on the language and aesthetics of digital media (such as new forms of image creation and manipulation, connectivity, or participatory and generative qualities). Submissions may include all forms of digital media (photography/prints, video, software art, online and mobile projects, etc.) and must have been executed since 2008.

Juror: Christiane Paul

Questions: Contact Alison Craft, Gallery Manager, at

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, 120 Long Beach Blvd, Loveladies, NJ 08008

Open Call at Chelsea Project Space

Field Projects
(New York NY)
Open Call for Submissions
Show #4 curated by David C. Terry

Field Projects
526 W 26 St, #807
Chelsea, New York, 10001

Application Deadline: April 6, 2012 11:59pm
Exhibition Opens: April 26, 2012
Artists working in all mediums are welcome to apply.

Field Projects is pleased to announce our first open call exhibition; emerging and mid-career artists are invited to submit their work for consideration in our April exhibition, Show #4. Submissions will be viewed and selected for Show #4 by David C. Terry, Senior Program Officer and Curator at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).

Field Projects is an NYC-based project space committed to opening the field and exhibition opportunities to working artists. All of the submissions we receive will be considered not only for Show #4 but also for our upcoming exhibition calendar. As a growing space, this is a fantastic time to submit your work. We are looking for new talent, ideas and practices in the contemporary art field.

For more information and to submit your artwork please visit our website and follow the guidelines on the submission page:

H(A)UNTED - Call For Submissions | CCCADI's Artist Call to Action

Call Type: Exhibitions
Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 4/7/2012
Eligibility: Chicago
For the complete call and submission form, click here.


On a rainy evening on February 26, shortly after 7pm, Trayvon Martin spoke his last words…pleas for help and screams of mercy. He died a brutal death at the hands of George Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood patrolman who decided that 17-year old Trayvon looked suspicious. Trayvon’s crime – he was young, a male and Black. Trayvon was wearing a hoodie and took a break from watching an NBA All-Star game to go to the local convenience store for a pack of skittles and an iced tea. Justice for Travyon’s death has been the outcry for the Black community At-large. However, less than several months ago, this same community was up in arms over the legal execution of another young Black man, Troy Davis. To date, Black men have suffered a long history of violence as a result of distorted stereotyping and created from the institutional establishment of mis-leading images perpetuated by mass media. From the advent of D.W. Griffith’s Birth of A Nation, to the constant bombardment of negative images of Black men and boys in the news, videos, newspapers and magazines, this imagery has perpetuated antagonistic attitudes and behaviors towards this demographic, which has innumerably resulted in death. From early 20th century lynchings to more recent killings by police, many lives have been lost as a direct and indirect result of racist stereotyping of Black men.


CCCADI is committed to upholding a tradition of arts and activism. In the same manner in which Ida B. Wells-Barnett fought feverishly against lynchings and W.E.B. du Bois urged artists to use their talent for the sake of propaganda, our institution encourages artists to use their voices to contribute to the empowerment of our communities. In response to Travyon Martin’s recent unwarranted murder and the consequences of being Black and male in America, we invite artists to join us in raising critical awareness in the demand for justice and the fight to end the criminalization of Black men that is an apparent result of racial stereotyping. In a recent report conducted by The Opportunity Agenda entitled “Media Representations and the Impact on the Lives of Black Men and Boys,” a direct correlation was made between the portrayal in media of Black men and boys and how resulting effects on society of these images ,lowers their life expectancy. Given the nature of this epidemic throughout history, from the countless lynchings of Black men and boys, the brutal murders of unarmed men by the police, and the prosecution and imprisonment of others, this exhibition seeks to confront stereotypes, address engage critical analysis and engage activism. Additionally, as an institution, we stand in solidarity with all of the families throughout the U.S. who are still grieving the lost lives of their sons. H(A)UNTED seeks to confront mainstream messaging and visual culture’s bombardment of negative images that stereotype Black men. It also seeks to address what happens in the aftermath of the horrendous results of racial stereotyping. Lastly, this exhibition will provide a platform for artists to speak challenge the status quo in attempts to shift the ideological and behavioral paradigms that currently dictate the livelihood of Black men and boys in our society.


In order for your submission to be considered complete, please forward ALL of the items below:

1. Please submit 5-10 hi-res jpeg images with descriptions completed on Inventory List (title, medium, dimensions, date(s) of completion). Images should be submitted via a flickr link or CD.
2. CV or Resume
3. Artist Statement – as it relates specifically to the exhibition’s topic.
4. Brief bio
5. For videos, email link or file. (Must be Quicktime compatible).
6. Submission Application
7. Inventory List

INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS will not be considered.

NOTE: Please upload images via flickr and send a link. Please be prepared to submit hi-res images upon request.

Forward submissions and questions to:
Shantrelle P. Lewis at

DEADLINE (2.5 weeks)

April 7, 2012

April 21 - May 15, 2012

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute


All artists will be responsible for the delivery of their art work.

In response to the time sensitive nature of this issue, the exhibition will run concurrently with our upcoming exhibition - In A Time of Change, featuring the photography of Delphine-Fawundu Buford, which will be on view's at MoCADA's extension space May through mid-June, 2012. Any funds raised in association with the exhibition and during the Opening Reception will be donated to the family of Trayvon Martin.


The Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diaspora Institute, commonly known as the Caribbean Cultural Center, was conceived in 1976 by Dr. Marta Moreno Vega with the vision to create an international organization promoting and linking communities of African descendants wherever our communities are present. Dedicated to making visible to the populations of New York and our communities worldwide, the invisible history, culture, and welfare of peoples of African descent, the Center is based in New York City, but effectively works for the social, cultural, and economic equity of African Diaspora communities everywhere.

Contact Information
Contact Name: Shantrelle P. Lewis
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: 212.307.7420 ext. 3008

Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency in Germany

Type: Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges [View all]
Posted by: Women's Studio Workshop
Deadline: 04/01/12

Work in a beautiful printmaking studio in Diemelstadt-Rhoden for up to four weeks. Two artists will be awarded this residency located at Atelierhaus Beisinghoff, less than an hour away from Kassel, Germany. This year the residency will coincide with dOCUMENTA 13 which takes place in Kassel June 9th - Sept 16th, 2012.

Atelierhaus Beisinghoff offers studio space and access to: Letterpress Studio with Korrex flatbed press and Garamond, Helvetica, Futura, and some Bodoni Antiqua and Wallau typefaces; Intaglio printing studio with Plankenhorn etching press for paper size up to 132 x 180 cm.

Accommodation is free of charge and provides a shared apartment with a shared bath, library, kitchen, living room, garden, etc. Travel costs, food, paper and special colours are paid by the artist in residence.

Postmark deadline: April 1
Notification Date: May 1

Arts/Industry Artist-In-Residence Program

Type: Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges [View all]
Posted by: John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Deadline: 04/01/12

Apply for the John Michael Kohler Arts Center's world-renowned Arts/Industry residency program! Up to sixteen exceptional artists from around the world are chosen each year for two- to six-month residencies that give them access to the pottery or iron/brass foundry and enamel shop in Kohler Co.'s Kohler, Wisconsin, plant. The program provides 24/7 access to industrial studios, an excellent staff that will guide you through the process, time to explore new ideas and techniques, free housing, round-trip transportation, professional photography services, materials, use of industrial equipment, and a modest stipend. Join those who have experienced one of the most unusual residencies in the world! Arts/Industry residencies in 2013 have a deadline of April 1, 2012. Please visit the Residency page on the Arts Center’s website, for more information and a link to our online application!

Artist-in-Residency: Grand Canyon National Park

Call Type: Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges
Deadline Type: fixed
Deadline: 4/1/2012
Eligibility: Chicago
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon, AZ
South Rim: 2012 - 2013 Season
North Rim: 2013 Season

The parks have always welcomed artistic interpretations in support of land advocacy. Thomas Moran’s evocative and astounding paintings directly influenced the establishment of our first National Park (Yellowstone, 1872). This tradition continues today with more than 50 Artist-in-Residence programs throughout the National Park Service system.

The Artist-in-Residence Program offers professional artists the opportunity to spend three weeks on either the North or South Rim of Grand Canyon in housing provided by the National Park Service. The North Rim AiR program is seasonal, with six residencies during the spring, summer, and fall. The South Rim AiR program is year-round, providing twelve artist opportunities.

Grand Canyon National Park’s Artist-in-Residence Program seeks artists whose work is engaged in issues that are relevant to the Park Interpretative Themes, while challenging the visitor to become an active participant in preservation and environmental and cultural advocacy. We are pleased to host artists who communicate complex and contemporary issues through their chosen medium. Artists in all genres and in all disciplines, contemporary, traditional, or folk who have a genuine interest in contributing to our on-going national discussion on these issues will be of special interest to our program.

Artist opportunities: Contemporary, folk and traditional forms, including but not limited to:

Visual arts: painters, sculptors, printmakers, new media artists, muralists, designers, ceramicists, artisans, multi-discipline artists, fiber artists, mixed media artists, jewelers

Media: photographers, film makers, videographers

Writers: fiction and non-nonfiction writers, poets, playwrights

Performing arts: composers, musicians, dancers, performance artists, storytellers, dramatic artists

AiR artist proposals should be site-specific to Grand Canyon National Park, support the park’s Interpretative Themes, and will focus on such issues as ecology, the environment, park advocacy, conservation and other themes relevant to the parks.

Grand Canyon Artist-in-Residence program is using the Western Arts Federation (WESTAF) CaFE electronic application process this year.

In order for artists to access our application, you'll have to register as a WESTAF CaFE user.

Visit website for complete details:

Visit WESTAF for more information and application:

For more information concerning the programs on either rim, contact South Rim AiR coordinator René Westbrook or call 928-638-7324

Visiting Artists Series Call for Artists

Type: Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges [View all]
Posted by: Fort Lewis College
Deadline: 04/01/12

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery seeks exciting and innovative artists to participate in our Visiting Artist Program. Each academic semester, we invite a recognized artist to our campus to present an exhibition and to spend approximately one week interacting with students in discussions and hands-on workshops. We are especially interested in hosting artists who can integrate active collaboration with art students into their exhibition and visit. Visiting artists receive an honorarium and per diem stipend, with all travel expenses and lodging provided. Fort Lewis College is Colorado’s only public liberal arts college, with a vibrant art department. We are located in Durango,in the four corners region of SW Colorado. To submit a proposal for a project/exhibition, please send a statement describing your proposed exhibition, a CV, and a portfolio of recent work to

Studio Residency

Type: Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges [View all]
Posted by: Women's Studio Workshop
Deadline: 04/01/12

Women's Studio Workshop offers a six- to eight-week residency for an artist working in printmaking, papermaking, photography, book arts, or ceramics. This residency supports the creation of a new body of work in one of WSW's studio disciplines.

The grant includes a $2,000 artists' stipend, up to $500 for materials to be used for the project at WSW, travel stipend, housing and unlimited studio use. The artist will be provided with technical advice and assistance in production. WSW welcomes applications from artists in all stages of their careers. This Request for Proposal is a two-step juried process, working with outside funding sources. WSW selects the artist, then sends their work to appropriate funders for final approval. WSW has a successful track record with funders for this project.

Postmark deadline: April 1
Notification Date: June 30

Seven Below Arts Initiative
(Burlington VT)

The Seven Below Arts Initiative Artist-In-Residence Program was established to foster artistic development and to support arts education in the state of Vermont. Seven Below, in partnership with Burlington City Arts, is pleased to request proposals for six-week residencies at The Barn near Burlington, Vermont. The residencies are designed to provide artists with a peaceful, inspiring, and supportive environment for individual and/or collaborative new work. The residency program is open to artists at any stage of their career and working in various visual arts media.
Residents will live and work at The Barn, a uniquely restored property on 65 acres offering magnificent views of Mt. Mansfield and the Green Mountains. The 200-year-old Alan Irish Barn was reconstructed in 1996 and served as the recording and rehearsal facility for Phish, Trey Anastasio, and other musicians. In 2006, to support the activities of the Seven Below Arts Initiative, The Barn was retrofitted to provide living and workspace for up to three artists in residence at a time. The six chosen residents will be selected from a diverse range of applicants from all over the country. They are joined by Seven Below Studio Manager and working resident R. Elliott Katz from Cabot, Vermont.

Artists are provided with a $2,000 living and materials stipend.

The ideal applicant should be an artist with a history of rigorous work, excellent communication skills, and enthusiasm for interacting with other artists and the public. Although we cannot subsidize travel to Vermont, we encourage the participation of artists from outside New England as well as locally.

The Chinati Foundation's Artist in Residence program

The Chinati Foundation's Artist in Residence program was instituted in 1989 with the aim of supporting the development of artists of diverse ages, backgrounds, and disciplines. To date, the Chinati Foundation has hosted more than 75 artists from more than fifteen countries in its residency program.

The Artist in Residence program provides an opportunity for artists from around the world to work in a striking, natural environment. Exhibitions are often held at the conclusion of the residency. These become an important part of the museum's temporary exhibition program, and provide a vital counterpoint to the permanent collection.

The Chinati Foundation provides a furnished apartment on the museum's grounds and a studio in Marfa. Resident artists have unlimited access to Chinati's collection and archive, and the museum staff and interns are available to assist in securing materials and preparing exhibitions. A stipend of $1,000 is provided to assist with travel and art materials.

The Chinati Foundation maintains a casual environment, and it is up to the artists to develop their own work schedule. Marfa is a small town in a sparsely populated area of far West Texas, and artists may spend a great deal of time alone. A residency at Chinati is ideal for those artists who seek a quiet and sympathetic environment with few distractions. The average residency lasts two to three months; this can be adjusted according to individual needs and the resources of the museum.

Artist in Residence 2013 Deadline:
The 2011 and 2012 resident artists have been chosen.

To apply for a 2013 residency, please send the following to Chinati at the address below by April 1, 2012 but not before December 31, 2011:
Cover letter
20 slide images OR a CD with 20 PDF or JPEG digital files (2 MB maximum file size per image) OR a DVD of up to 30 minutes of video work.
Applications must arrive at Chinati by April 1, 2012. Please do not send any original artwork. Emailed submissions will not be accepted. To ensure the return of photographic material as well as other materials, applicant must provide a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient return postage.

Applications can be mailed to:
Rob Weiner
Artist in Residence Application
The Chinati Foundation
1 Cavalry Row / P.O. Box 1135
Marfa, Texas 79843

For questions about the Artist in Residence program or the submission process, contact Marella Consolini,

The Chinati Foundation's Artist in Residence program is generously supported by Carolyn Alexander, The Cowles Charitable Trust, and Alice and John Jennings.

Summer Residency Program for Artists and Thinkers
The School of Making Thinking
(Roscoe NY)
Application deadline: April 1, 2012

LOCATION: The Yellow House B&B (near Roscoe, NY)

Program dates:

Session A June 1, 2012 – June 30, 2012

Session B July 2, 2012 – July 15, 2012

Session C July 16, 2012 – July 30, 2012

The School of Making Thinking (SMT) is a summer residency program in The Catskills where artists and academics think, create, and live together in a communal setting. SMT’s mission is to create a unique environment where participants are able to create original work that challenges disciplinary conventions of art-making and thinking. Our program asks: How does art deepen thought and provoke questioning? And how is thinking enacted through creative mediums? By bringing artists and academics together in an interdisciplinary space, SMT seeks to blur the line between these two conventionally distinct practices and to challenge the limits of each.

The School of Making Thinking sets itself apart from traditional residency programs in three important respects. First, SMT participants hail from a far more diverse range of disciplines. Our alumni are botanists, dancers, playwrights, painters, poets, philosophers, fiction writers, audio documentarians, filmmakers, performance artists, and PhD candidates from English and American Studies departments. Second, collaboration is an essential component of each participant’s project. Third, SMT is a school in which participants teach and learn from one another.

Please visit our website for more information and to apply!

International Artist Residency Program

New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation
(Brooklyn NY)
NARS International Artist Residency Program provides national and international artists with the opportunity to produce new work while engaging with the vibrant arts community in New York City. Residency Artists have access to an individual studio space and various professional development programs. Residents have an opportunity to share and present their work through artist talks and workshops and receive studio visits by prominent New York City curators, critics and gallerists. The NARS Foundation seeks applications on two levels. The first level includes emerging and mid-career artists for whom appointments as residents may make a significant impact on their careers. The second level consists of artists with established national and/or international reputations for whom a change of environment may offer refreshment and inspiration.
Applications must be delivered by April 6, 2012. Please note that this is not a postmark date. A non-refundable application fee of $35 (US) is required with each application. Applications and guidelines are available for download from our

Please visit our website for more information about our other 2012 Open Call Opportunities. We are currently accepting applications for our Emerging Curator (extended deadline: March 16, 2012) and Juried Solo Exhibition Program (deadline: June 1, 2012).

Public Art Opportunity

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: Arts Westchester
Deadline: 04/06/12

ArtsWestchester, in collaboration with Mount Vernon Public Library, seeks to commission a free-standing, site-specific exterior work to enhance the children’s room entrance to the Mount Vernon Public Library. The project must integrate well with the location and be constructed of weather-resistant materials.

This opportunity is open to visual artists, ages 18 and older, who reside in or maintain a studio in the lower Hudson Valley (New York City, Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties). The Panel reviewing submissions will give preference to artists with previous experience in the creation of public art and engagement with the community.

For details and to download the complete request for proposals and application, visit: