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Current Percent for Art Program Announcements

New Application Process:

The Ohio Percent for Art Program has a new process for applying to open competitions.  First you create a login (your email address) and password.  You will use this login and password each time you want to apply for a different call for entry.  If you are currently an Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry participant you may use the same login that you use for that site but your profile information will not transfer.  These are two seperate databases.  Once you have logged into the Call for Entry site and created your profile you will see all open competitions that are currently available.

Click the link below to create your login and to apply for an open competition:

Current Ohio Percent for Art Program Announcements:

University of Akron – Auburn West Tower Rehabilitation Percent for Art Project
The Ohio Percent for Art Program and University of Akron(UA) invite Ohio and national artists to submit digital images of past work for the Auburn West Tower Rehabilitation Percent for Art project. The Advisory Selection Committee comprised of university staff and faculty will review submitted artist materials to select semi-finalists to make proposals for a new commissioned work. UA employees and their spouses are not eligible to apply for this commission. Students enrolled in any degree-granting program are not eligible to apply.
Dates: 3/15/2010 – 4/30/2010
Project Details

Additional competition opportunities to be posted! Check back soon!

Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry (OOVAR):

Would you like to hear about more Ohio Percent for Art open competitions?
We encourage you to participate in our Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry (OOVAR), a project in partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Library.

The OOVAR is used as a resource by the Percent for Art Advisory Selection Committees when selecting artists for Ohio Percent for Art Program projects.  Don’t be left out, join now!

Contact Information:

Ken Emerick
Director, Individual Artist Grant Programs and Services & Percent for Art

Kathy Signorino
Coordinator, Individual Artist Grant Programs and Services & Percent for Art

Ohio Arts Council
727 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43205-1796

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Thanks to artist/printmaker Linda Kelen for this:

Habitat ReStore Art Show and Silent Auction

The Habitat Restore will hold its Annual Salvage Art Show and Auction in October of 2010. This show and auction will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Dane County. Last year’s show included 47 pieces by 27 artists and raised $5,000 for building affordable homes in Dane County.

This year’s show will be held at the State Street Gallery. A gala reception on October 1 will kick off the show on Gallery Night in Madison. Art pieces in the show will be sold via an online auction. The show and auction will end on October 29. Artists will donate to the Restore all or a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their pieces.

The Salvage Art Show will be juried by professional artists. Interested artists will submit three examples of their work, which will be evaluated on such elements as originality, design, composition, subject matter, choice of materials, and skill of execution. Submissions to the jury will be due by May 22. Artists will be notified of their status during the week of June 1.

Works in the show must each have a salvage component. Artists who are chosen for the show will be given a voucher for materials from the Restore worth up to $15 if they choose to use such materials in their art pieces. Salvage components of the pieces in last year’s show included found objects, antique tools, materials left over from manufacturing, scrap lumber, and other building materials.

When the artists submit their works for the show, they will provide information about themselves and their art pieces, including a description of the salvage components of the pieces.