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Here is a fun one! You get to share your projects for a chance to win one of twelve 3D printers.
Make It Real Challenge Instructables.Com
Submit a project for your chance to win over $100k in 3D printers and 3D printing materials
Prizes: a $50,000 Object Printer for the grand prize and 11 Up! 3D printers. http://www.instructables.com/contest/makeitreal/?show=PRIZES
Submissions: submit a project that is at least partially designed using a computer: a sticker, a 3D printed object, laser-cut files, an electronics schematic, and even an inkjet printer template. So long as something in your project involved computer design (a digital sketch, 2D files, schematics, or a 3d model) before you built the physical object and your project is eligible!
More Info: Anyone who shares the digital files that they create (using any software) in the 123D Gallery (http://www.123dapp.com/Gallery/Index.cfm) and posts a link to it in their project will receive a free thank you gift from 123D (see details here: http://blog.123dapp.com/2012/01/123d-make-it-real-challenge) and then be eligible to win the special 123D Judges Prize.
Deadline: Mon Jun 4th, 2012
Artists, do you have self-published books of your art? Here is a chance to place your books in a art gallery library.
Open Call: Art Book Submissions For Third Party Gallery Library
Third Party Gallery is requesting submissions for art books, monographs, zines, chapbooks, and any other printed material for their gallery library. Artists of all media are encouraged to submit. For questions or concerns please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Send submissions to:
Third Party Gallery
2159 Central Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45214
Deadline: Sat Jun 2nd, 2012
The Hidden City Philadelphia Festival celebrates the power of place through the imagination of contemporary artists. The festival creates an avenue for the public to visit abandoned, obscure or inaccessible sites of historical and community interest throughout the city. Artists of diverse disciplines and media create site-specific work that illuminates the memories (and possible futures) of these places. Find out more, or submit a proposal on the site:http://hiddencityphila.org/2013festival/
|ArtistsWanted has a highly automated entry form for their 3rd annual SELF competition. I did not follow it far enough to find out if there is an entry fee or not.CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Self 2012: Open Call For Art | $10,000 Grant + Nyc Gallery Exhibition + Printed Magazine Spread$25,000 in prizes, including a New York City Exhibition.Learn more at:
Deadline: Wed Jun 20th, 2012
Pinterest is now one of the top three social media sites. That’s right, now it is Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
So far, I have only read of one jewelry designer who had her photos misused by a spammer on Pinterest. The spammer linked computer viruses to her product name and images. Pinterest removed the spammer from their site. Read the full Daily Dot story here.
Artists should be aware that there is a copyright infringement form for Pinterest. If you discover misuse of your art image on the Pinterest site, complete and submit the Pinterest copyright infringement form—you will find it here: http://pinterest.com/about/copyright/dmca/
WOW! = Windows of Wonder, a non-profit art project created by Fabrica, Benetton’s grant-based innovation lab, developed in collaboration with YAI-Young Artists Incubator. WOW! was conceived by a team of under 25 year-old multidisciplinary designers. WOW! also stands for Windows of Wonder, the new United Colors of Benetton project for artists and designers from all over the planet. WOW! is a technologically innovative transmedia experience in creative expression based on a dedicated web portal and the network of “Benetton Live Windows”—the spectacular video wall shop windows of the Benetton Icon stores present in the key fashion capitals: Milan, London, Paris, Barcelona, and many more.
On the WOW! website, artists from any field of artistic expression (animation, motion graphics, video, digital art, music, theater, performance, dance, painting, graffiti, etc.) can access information on the initiative, register and easily upload their creative contributions for direct publishing. The most interesting works will be regularly selected to be made visible also on the “Benetton Live Windows” global network. Taking part is easy and to make it even smoother the great design team at WOW! will brilliantly and respectfully adapt the work, if needed, for the different video wall formats.
Mastodon Mesa is looking for installation and performance artists for heavily trafficked spaces, for month-long shows. Download the Application here: http://www.mastodonmesa.com/
In the UK, the Multiples Store commissions prints and 3D editions from artists.
Find a variety of art sales sources on the 800+ Places to Sell Your Art PDF list.
All information may be found here: http://www.plain-air.artreka.ru
To apply: email me: email@example.com
or call me: +7 911 220 84 90
Kathy Blankley Roman has a background in illustration and calligraphy, then began painting expressively since 2010. In late 2011 she began exhibiting her paintings, was a winner in 7th Annual Emerging Artist Winter Exhibit at Morhpo Gallery in Chicago. “I was one of the winners, and will be featured there in a group exhibit in October 2012. Behind me: scent of pine through the woodsong, fog, Shakin’ it Up BeLow, and Edges.” Kathy Blankley Roman
Kathy recently had her art featured in an ebook titled, Walk into Abstraction-Vol. 4, and will be curating and participating in an all encaustic exhibit in August 2012.
Kathy Blankley Roman’s paintings explore the process of emergence and dissipation and the interactions (polarity) of opposing elements: eg. angular vs. curvilinear, geometric vs. organic, using an earthy palette. Building up her paintings in layers, using acrylics and various dry media on different surfaces – various papers, canvas, board - first making marks or scribbles, then painting over, repeating this process many times – acting and reacting to the marks, she works with what emerges from her impulses of the moment, going through many transformations. The artist has experimented with adding collage to her paintings, process painting without brushes, digital painting, and encaustic,often combining any number of these processes into one painting. Lately, she has experimented with adding more color into her artwork while maintaining the warm earthy tones. “I found that the layering and immediacy of the process translates easily to encaustic, a relatively new medium for me,” she says.
Kathy Blankley Roman
“Drawing is my preferred modality because—like ‘drawing a breath’—it is a natural act driven by impulses we cannot fully control. My most recent works explore mark-making through ‘glyphs’—ancient forms of writing that whose meanings remain mysteries. I translate the unique character of ancient human ‘signs’ through scratches, scribbles, or tracks deeply rooted in my soma and psyche.” Susan Spaniol
The artist Susan Spaniol lives in West Hartford, CT, USA and teaches at Springfield College. Visit her website to view many more artworks: www.susanspaniol.com
1. Working Artists Org. $1,000.00 Purchase Awards, Call for Submissions from Artists Internationally: http://www.workingartist.org/art-grant-guidelines.html
2. Juicy Canvas Beta Launch, Call For Artists–Illustrations, Drawing, Graphic Design, Paintings: http://beta.juicycanvas.com/artists/faqs.html
3. 4Heads, a NYC-based arts group,created the Governors Island Art Fair project in which more than 100 artists will be chosen to receive exhibition space!
Cyre de TOGGENBURG pursues freedom in his abstract art.
Cyre de TOGGENBURG began his search for freedom in the colors of Turner, after viewing Turner’s paintings at Tate Modern. “He is for me the beginning of abstraction,” said Cyre.
For years, the artist kept this sentence written on his studio wall: Not concerning yourself with the result of an action favors the acquisition of the mastery.
“There was a long period of de-constructing the learning and domestication of my ego,” the artist said.
“To experience at first hand the sense of abstraction I looked to understand the art of Zen. The technique of Zen archery has been crucial to my understanding.
The released arrow follows a trajectory. It does not worry about the target (“Not concerning yourself with the result of an action”). The target is just one step on its path. The arrow is free.”
“If I do not paint with my body, (no rhythm, no movement), if I do not paint with my emotions (I feel nothing, I’m not trying to express emotions, or even to be felt), if I do not paint with my mind (I do not build it with knowledge, intentions for composition, form, balance, state of the art …).
Nonetheless I paint!
So with what do I paint?
I am free like the arrow.
My artistic object is to reach the observer in his spirituality.
My thought process is to invoke the sacred dimension as part of each of us, regardless of whether we subscribe to an institutional affiliation or not.”
Cyre de Toggenburg
American painter Leslie Parke paints abstract compositions from the real life subject matter of gold trimmed China dishes and recycled disposables.
One day, on a walk with a friend in Sasebo, Japan, she passed a recycling center stacked with bales of recycled paper. “The image of their surface was striking to me,” said Leslie Parke, “ like a Harnett trompe l’oeil painting, and the structure of the bales made me think of Don Judd’s boxes.” For Leslie, the bales contained the history of painting– “[they] carried everything from Lichtenstein’s cartoon paintings, to Jackson Pollock’s all-over composition,” the artist stated.
Later, on a trip to Maine, Leslie discovered bales of crushed cans at another recycling center. The shiny metal and circular lids suggested new visual elements for her canvases– circles, folds, bands, and also reflected light.
Much like Monet’s Water Lily paintings and Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings, Leslie Parke paints her images cropped, close in, with no visible horizon line. She enjoys painting in oil on linen or canvas as large as 60 x 70 inches.
One day, after giving a party, she began painting piles of her Grandfather’s gold trimmed English porcelain.
“Up-close these works painted in oil on linen or canvas, seem to be merely flecks of paint, … but from a distance appear photo-realistic,” Leslie Parke describes in her artist statement.
Leslie Parke is the recipient of several prestigious foundation support grants. She was also an artist-in-residence at the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny, France.
She has exhibited widely, including several exhibitions in museums in both North and South America. Parke has a BA and MA from Bennington College. Her work is in numerous corporate and private collections.
View more images of her amazing artwork on her website: www.leslieparke.com
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Image at right “big mouth clowns” is just for fun. It is a carnival game. The object of the game is to toss a ball and get it into the mouth of a clown.
Euro Artists: Only 5 Days Left to Enter Art Box Contest for Barcelona International Contemporary Art Fair
Barcelona International contemporary art fair
Art from Dross, Islip Art Museum, NY
ANNUAL OPEN CALL
Deadline: May 15, 2012
Application fee: none
The Garbage Barge Revisited: Art from Dross June 13 – September 1
Reception: July 29 from 1-4 pm
Curated by Karen Shaw
This annual exhibition Open Call invites artists to consider alternate ways to repurpose cast-offs which might otherwise be waste.
Open to all visual artists working in any medium.
Artists are invited to submit one work for consideration.
There is NO FEE to submit work.
Work submitted by email must be sent BEFORE May 15. Subject line should include GarbageBarge 2012 Submission_ Your Name Email you submission to: GarbargeBargeOpenCall2012@gmail.com Please provide up to three high res jpeg images of your work. The body of your email should include the image details: Title, medium, size, and date.
Email Submission Guidelines
- Please submit up to 3 images of ONE work using the following specifications
- Digital images must be in JPEG format and no larger than 1724 pixels, 72 dpi.
- All files should be labeled with your name and title of work.
- Ex. Yourname_titleofwork.jpeg
- File size: no larger than 1MB for each image
- Slides will NOT be accepted
- Please submit only completed work, no work-in-progress accepted.
If the work requires special instructions and/or installation directions please include them in your submission as a word document.
Announcement cards (20) will be made available to all artists whose work is selected for the exhibition.
Read the extensive call details on the museum website:
Islip Art Museum
50 Irish Lane
East Islip, New York
Have art books on your Amazon wish list you’d really love to get? ( I know my wish list is long.) Have CDs taking up space?
Amazon recently announced that they are offering a CD Trade-In Program…
Once limited to more expensive trade-in items camera gear, Kindle, iPad, iPhones, and Android tablets, Amazon’s CD Trade-In Program now let’s you search for CDs to trade-in (if they meet their acceptability criteria), ship them for free at their cost, and after processing, receive an Amazon Gift Card directly into your account.
Trade-in values start at $0.50 and go up to $6.40, $10.00 etc.
Amazon does not resell used CDs, though a variety of used and like-new offerings are available through their marketplace. It’s actually third-party merchants handling this trade-in process. If you’ve migrated to an all digital library and still have CDs taking up space, this Amazon trade in offer may be the way to go.
Do you have an idea for an exhibition in your neighborhood? Art Every Day’s ongoing 30 Day art challenge to bring art into your community offered a $500 grant to individuals or organizations with an innovative plan. The votes tallied and winner selected for March, but check back to submit an application for their next grant challenge. Your plan receives exposure on their site, votes from readers, and the winner receives $500. to carry out their plan.
On a larger scale, the New York CIty nonprofit No Long Empty has a three-year old project to “draw together the vitality of the contemporary art world and the values of building community” to create a lasting impact on the way people think about their neighborhoods. Beginning April 4, a No Longer Empty exhibition called This Side of Paradise will open in enormous Andrew Freedman House, which now sits largely abandoned, but was created in the 1920′s as a retirement home for broke aristocrats to live out their last days in luxury. Currently, 30 artists are having their way with the building’s numerous rooms, many of which haven’t been touched in years.