Call to Artists for Museum Exhibition

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Alyssa Fridgen, Curator at the Alexandria Museum of Art in Louisiana, USA, asked me to share this with my blog readers–

Call for Artists!

26th Annual September Competition

Submission deadline: May 31, 2013

Artworks selected in a national juried competition by artist-juror Stewart Nachmias will be featured in a full-color catalogue and exhibition at Alexandria Museum of Art, along the Red River in the heart of central Louisiana, September 6–November 23, 2013. Visual artists over age 18 working in all media, including but not limited to painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital art, video, textile art, and printmaking are invited to submit. All artworks MUST be original and completed in the last two years (2011 or later). $2,000 in cash awards. $35 entry fee for 2 entries, $20 per additional entry. For more information, please call 318-443-3458 or view the complete prospectus: www.themuseum.org/Events_copy1.aspx

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“Know who You really are and you will be connected with the Source of Creativity.” Louise Bourgeois

The spider sculpture Maman by Louise Bourgeois...

The spider sculpture Maman by Louise Bourgeois :: Locality: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Spain. Français : Sculpture Araignée Maman de Louise Bourgeois :: Localité : Musée Guggenheim à Bilbao Espagne (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Louise Bourgeois Double Sexus

Louise Bourgeois Double Sexus (Photo credit: Gerard Stolk (vers le Midi-Carême))

Louise Bourgeois with her sculpture To Fall on...

Louise Bourgeois with her sculpture To Fall on Deaf Ears, 1991. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Claire of Art World Women recently had an in-depth chat with Jason Smith, Director and CEO of Heide Museum of Modern Art about Louise Bourgeois. Indisputably, Louise Bourgeois is one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century and her work continues to make waves now. There are some specific reasons for this influence and the answers are right  there in the article–

http://artworldwomen.com/louise-bourgeois-recognizing-the-self-the-artists-way/

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Launches Louise Bourgeois Website

Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois (Photo credit: Catfunt)

MoMA launches Louise Bourgeois website

www.MoMA.org/bourgeoisprints

The Museum of Modern Art has launched a major website Louise Bourgeois: The Complete Prints & Books

This website will eventually contain  3,500 images documenting the complete prints and illustrated books of Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010), most of which are in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art. Completion of the website is expected in 2015.

In 1990, Bourgeois donated a complete archive of her printed work to MoMA. That archive will be fully available on the new website by 2015. Presently, the site represents 400 works on the themes of Spiders and printed Fabric Works. These will be supplemented each year, and organized by such themes as Abstraction, Body Parts, Motherhood & Family, Objects, Nature, and Words, among others.

With such a vast collection of Bourgeois prints to be documented, publishing a traditional catalogue raisonné in book format was impractical, requiring seven or eight volumes with limited availability, while the website catalogue is geared to the general art public. Moreover, interactive digital media allows for features that provide a vivid look at the artist’s creative process. These include searches by theme, publisher and printer, and technique, as well as an “Evolving Composition Diagram,” in which viewers immediately grasp a composition’s development. This diagram is enhanced by a pioneering “Compare Works” mode, where two sheets can be placed side-by-side to compare and contrast, with a “Zoom” feature  for studying intricate details.

Science Museum has $2.4 Million Dollar Budget to Commission Interior + Exterior Artworks

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The Patricia & Philip Frost Museum of Science in Florida  is requesting qualifications (RFQ) from visual artists for interior and exterior artwork to be commissioned for the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science currently under construction.

Applications will be accepted online only through CaFÉ Call for Entry

If you have a Cafe Call for Entry account, find the direct link to this opportunity  here.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2013

The Miami Science Museum is a new 250,000 sf science museum in Museum Park in Miami, Florida. The site is approximately four acres, immediately adjacent to a four-acre parcel that will house the new Perez Art Museum Miami. Both buildings and their grounds are within the approximately 28-acre Museum Park in downtown Miami, and the two new institutions will sit atop a new joint parking structure with a plaza linking the two museums.

Key components of the new Miami Science Museum include a 35,000 sf aquarium, a planetarium, and approximately 30,000 sf of indoor and outdoor science exhibits. The aquarium is planned to be one of the iconic elements of the Museum, visible from the exterior, and spanning all the floors of the Museum. The planetarium, one of the centerpieces of the current Museum, will expand its technology and its programs. It is strongly desired to have the flexible museum exhibits both indoor and outdoor to take advantage of the climate, and the possibilities that outdoor exhibits bring to the site and the museum experience. A highly sustainable building is planned, including LEED rating, to reduce energy costs, and to act as a showcase for the latest energy management and control technology.

Full Details:  www.miamisci.org/publicartcommissions

I Want You Magazine Accepting Art Submissions

English: View of the entrance of the Seattle A...

English: View of the entrance of the Seattle Art Museum on First Avenue, downtown Seattle, Washington. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I Want You is an art magazine published and designed by Dumb Eyes design studio in Seattle, Washington, and published quarterly in full color, large format (9.95 x 13.5 inches) limited print edition with an expanded online edition.  Each page of the print edition consists of a single large format images from a series of each artist’s work and a url that leads you to their feature on iwantyoumagazine.com

I Want You magazine features a broad range of artists from around the world. I Want You magazine is looking for submissions–they request a link to your art or uploaded jpeg images of your work via a form on their site.

I Want You magazine is a free publication. Each print edition is limited to 1,000 copies and available at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Seattle Art Museum, and several other international locations in South America, Europe and Japan.

If you can’t pick one up, you can Order a free copy and only pay the shipping fee–order here

Contemporary Art Daily, ArtLife Magazine, Culture Radar

Keep up to date and world-wide art exhibitions on site Contemporary Art Daily, A Daily Journal of International Exhibitions. Contemporary Art Daily accepts submissions of current exhibitions for their consideration–read the guidelines here.

ArtLife Magazine limited edition monthly, describes itself as “the original and longest continually published artists’ periodical of the twentieth Century” published since 1981. The 25th anniversary issue was the final print edition. Back issues of the magazine are still available, and ArtLifeMagazine maintains an online presence, including art sales opportunities.

Culture Radar is another busy site that will help you keep up with museum and gallery exhibition news. Culture Radar has two taglines–We seek. You enjoy–and “tirelessly scanning the web for the best cultural events and deals. Subscribe to Culture Radar New York here .

Google Art Project and Wikipediart

Google Art Project

Google Art Project (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love to research artists on Pinterest and online, but what I find is limited to what others have uploaded which can be frustrating when looking for quality examples by specific artists. Other artists have mentioned the limitations of finding art images online. Few seem to know about a couple of comprehensive resources for finding and viewing art online–Google Art Project and Wikipediart.

Google Art Project 

What is the Google Art Project?

The Google Art Project is a collaboration between Google and 151 acclaimed art partners from across 40 countries. Using a combination of various Google technologies and expert information provided by their museum partners, users can explore a range of artworks at brush stroke level detail, take a virtual tour of a museum and even build their own collections to share.

Few people will ever be lucky enough to be able to visit every museum or see every work of art they’re interested in, but now many more can enjoy over 30,000 works of art from sculpture to architecture and drawings and explore over 150 collections from 40 countries, all in one place. We’re lucky that Google has the technology to make this kind of project a reality.

In addition to the incredible artwork from collections around the world, such as paintings, drawings, sculptures, historic and religious artefacts, photographs and important manuscripts, there is a wealth of additional material such as expertly narrated videos, audio guides, viewing notes, and detailed information to provide an invaluable range of content for visitors.

Simply select a museum from the homepage and then either choose ‘Explore the museum’ or ‘View Artwork’. Once you are in the main site use the drop-down menus or the side info bar to navigate between artworks and museums. You can also create and share your own collections online.

Wikipediart is a collection of art blogs for your to explore and review. Artists can easily create their own free simple blog to share their artwork and artist news on the Wikipediart site. Navigating Wikipedia art is similar StumbleUpon–you click a button at upper left to view the next blog. There is also a Wikipedia Art Shop that opened on May 6, 2012. One artist set up an Ebay + Wikipedia Art Shop and sent me the link.  Very few artists are aware of this new free resource to promote their art. In fact, it seems a bit dead there. But you can be one of the first to start livening things up by adding your art in a blog or as part of the art shop.

Do You Agree That the Whitney Biennial Should Come to an End?

Whitney Museum of American Art/New York

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The 2012 Whitney Biennial opens on Thursday. The Arts and Labor group of the Occupy Wall Street movement has published a letter demanding an end to the biannual survey show in 2014. The group objects to the revered exhibition because “it upholds a system that benefits collectors, trustees, and corporations at the expense of art workers.”

Dear Whitney Museum of American Art,

We are Arts & Labor, a working group founded in conjunction with the New York General Assembly for #occupywallstreet. We are artists and interns, writers and educators, art handlers and designers, administrators, curators, assistants, and students dedicated to exposing and rectifying economic inequalities and exploitative working conditions in our fields through direct action and educational initiatives. We are writing to call for an end to the Whitney Biennial in 2014.

Read the letter in full here

What is behind the protest? One of the Whitney Biennial sponsors, a major auction house, has locked out art handlers who also lost their health care benefits while raking in hundreds of millions! The Whitney wrote and published an apology–read it here.

Whether you are concerned  or consider yourself *political* or not, the art world is changing and  it could be a good idea to keep abreast of changes.

MUBE Toy Art Exhibit

I painted my toy kit pieces fluorescent orange and yellow, applied black “dingbat” decals on the surfaces–a little each day over several days–then put the arms and legs and head on the torso part, packaged my embellished toy and mailed it to São Paulo, Brazil for the MUBE Troy art exhibit.

MUBE = Museu Brasileiro da Escultra http://www.mube.art.br

Some of the imaginative toys can be seen on the project blog: http://toymube.blogspot.com

Hundreds of artists are participating. All toys in the exhibit become part of the permanent collection of MUBE.

getting into museums

Getting your work into museums
Brainard Carey
The Art World Demystified
One way is to meet a curator and propose a project or show them your work, but here is another back-door way, that is more intimate and you get paid right away.
Look at the website of a museum near you. Find their educational programs and read the descriptions of them all. There will be workshops and lectures the museum offers for adults, children and usually ages in between as well.
Now think of a workshop or lecture you could propose. It could be anything with any age group. It helps if it relates to an upcoming exhibit. For example, if there is a show on Picasso coming up, you could propose a workshop on how to paint or photograph like picasso, or make a video with a group using methods picasso used for painting, or lecture on how picasso has influenced contemporary artists or anything else, do you get the idea?
Now maybe you are wondering why do a workshop or lecture, because it may not be easy for you or interesting to you.
The reasons are 1. The museum will pay you. 2. It gets you in the museum, you will meet all the staff and be on the inside which may lead to greater things, like a show.
So, your next step is to call the museum near you, ask who is in control of the educational department because you want to propose something. It’s usually a program director or someone like that. Get their email, and send them a proposal that sounds like one of the descriptions on their website and tell them what exhibit it would relate to that they are having.
In this way, you will get paid to do workshops, and will meet the staff of the museum which is the key to being an insider.
If you have any questions about this, do not hesitate to ask by email: Brainard Carey brainardcarey@gmail.com

Brainard Carey works with artists of all different levels from students to mid-career to full time professionals.  He helps artists manage their careers as well as develop how their career will be strategized. You see, all artists are different, not just because they have different artwork, but because they have different personalities and views, and this is what primarily determines how they (you) will structure their involvement with the art world. Because if you are shy or aggressive or somewhere in between, your strategy must suit your personality or it will fail.
As an art mentor, Brainard helps artists to develop strategies that suit them and are comfortable to execute.  If you are interested in possibly working with Brainard to develop your career, send your website or images via email to: brainardcarey@gmail.com   He will contact you to schedule a conversation to discuss working together and what it will cost. There is no charge for that first call, it is for discussing your needs.
Other ways Brainard helps artists is by writing letters or grants for them and editing texts that they are currently working on.

Branard Carey is an artist as well as an educator in professional career development. He was in the Whitney Biennial as a collaborative with my wife, as Praxis. Has also had solo museum shows, one of which was at the Whitney, and exhibited in Europe. Brainard receives the large amount of his income from private collectors and sponsors.He presents lectures on career strategies for artists in universities and other venues.

He also offers a newsletter. The newsletter is a paid subscription which is 20.00 and you will get a newsletter by email every sunday morning. His newsletters give endless inside information about the art world. Including interviews of major curators, directors of museums and all types of art professionals for advice on how artists should manage their careers. He also gives a teleseminar once a month that comes with your subscription, where he talks about topics like how to approach galleries and museums.

If you would like to know more about the subscription which for new subscribers like you is free for the first month, please check the link below.  If you subscribe now, you will also get an ebook on How I got into the Whitney Biennial as well as a DVD mailed to you of a two hour presentation Brainard gave at the New York Academy of the Arts on Income Strategies for Artists.


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