Special Fine Art Exhibit POP-UP@PASEO NUEVO

Congrats to Santa Barbara, California, USA fine artist, Metrov– and thanks to him for sending me this news on his latest exhibit—

Hi Marie,

I’ve organized and curated a fine art, pop-up exhibit in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. I sincerely hope you can check it out and share the invite with your art-loving friends! It’s going to be an historic and fun event:

POP-UP@PASEO NUEVO • A Fine Art Exhibition

Featuring some of Santa Barbara’s most accomplished artists including:

Peggy Ferris | Madeline Garrett | Michael Irwin | Metrov | Dug Uyesaka | Susan Venable

The old Big Dogs retail space #101 right next to
Nordstrom’s court entrance in the Paseo Nuevo Mall,
651 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

‾ Sept 6 thru Sept 30th ‾
Sneak Preview Opening
 – First Thursday Art Walk – Sept 6, 2018 — 5pm-9pm
Grand Opening
 – Saturday, Sept 15, 2018 — 5pm-9pm

Regular Gallery Hours: Fri-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-6

More info: http://tiny.cc/bigdogart


I will be exhibiting the following new portraits from my “Lantern Project” — people in the arts & media, plus other works:


Portrait: Academy Award Winning Writer, Director, Producer, Robert Zemeckis; 2017; mixed media; 72″ X 72″


“Portrait of Carrie White, Hairdresser to the Stars, Author of UPPER CUT.” 2017; Mixed Media; 72″ X 72.”


“Portrait of David Marciano, Actor; DUE SOUTH, HOMELAND, BOSCH.” 2018; Mixed Media; 72″ X 72.”


“Portrait: Michael Lantieri, Academy Award Winning Special FX Supervisor.” 2017; Mixed Media; 72″ X 72.”


Commissioned Portrait: “Grace Hunter, Actor, Model” 2017; Mixed Media; 36″ X 36.”


Portrait: “Heather Cass, Graphic Designer, Marketing Exec.” 2017; Mixed Media; 36″ X 36.”


Portrait: “Michael Bowker, Award-Winning Investigative Reporter.” 2017; Mixed Media; 36″ X 36.”


“3082: meadow rapers; A1; A2; A3″ Concrete, plastic, mesh wire, latex, acrylic, glass fibers, wood, steel, paper, ink, varnish, articulating heads. 60″ tall X 22″ wide X 19” deep.


“3082: Goddess |of the| TerribleMysteries; 1p” Concrete, concrete-dipped fabric, acrylic, glass fibers, steel, articulating heads. 44″ tall X 24″ wide X 20″ deep.


“Goddess of Small Meadows hidden-in-the Deep Forest” Polished concrete, glazed ceramic head, indigenous plants mixed with imported Chinese flowers, articulating head. 22″ high X 32″ wide X 8″ deep.


Hope to see you there. And let me know if you have any questions.

Warmest regards,

A. Metrov


Check out my NU Sustainability Project: http://www.DoYouNU.com

Artist Agent X at Gitana Rosa Gallery Opening Reception Oct 15th



Gitana Rosa Gallery & Shop

Opening Reception:  October 15th, 2016   6-8pm
Gitana Rosa Gallery
530 Piermont Ave
Piermont, NY 10968

Gitana Rosa Gallery & Shop invite you to join us on Saturday, October 15th from 6-8pm for a reception featuring Agent X.  Agent X creates experimental, multimedia collages, paintings, and 2D artwork. His work is an amalgamation of diverse cultures, past, present and future, and his signature collage street intellectualism is a commentary on the urban experience. The phenomena of pop culture, technology, fashion, music, politics, and race are central to his practice of designing experimental works.

Based in Vancouver, Agent X grew up in Connecticut and studied in New Haven and Atlanta. He was the top recipient at the Curious Duke Curious Pie Show, and he has been a finalist in numerous prestigious art contests. Agent X’s work has been exhibited in art meccas all around the world, including London, New York, San Francisco, Spain and Toronto.

Gitana Rosa opened in Piermont, NY this spring and has been operating in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Chelsea, NY since 2006.

Our new location combines gallery space with a curated retail experience to showcase exclusive artist designed editions, multiples, collections and individual works.  Gitana Rosa also collaborates with artists to create custom designed, eco-conscious products.

The Gallery & Shop is open from FridaySaturday 11-7pm and Sundays 12-5pm, as well as by appointment.  We have also added Design, Photography and Printing Services to our program.  Please check out the website for more details at www.GitanaRosa.com.Piermont is a unique community nestled between the Hudson River and the steep slopes of the Palisades, where historical homes and buildings sit alongside modern art galleries and world-class restaurants. Only 20 miles north of midtown Manhattan, Piermont provides a unique opportunity to experience the best of the Hudson Valley just outside the world’s most vibrant city.


Life Imitates Art Fundraiser Art Auction March 12th



On Saturday, 12 March 2016 at 2 p.m. (14h00), DignitySA hosts a Prestigious Art Auction at the magnificent 5 star Hollywood Mansion in Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.  Anyone around the world may bid on the art at the auction via telephone.

Notable South African artists will be represented including Benon Lutaaya, Barry Lungu, Dr Jack & Curtis, Restone Maambo, Lioda Conrad, Casper de Vries, John Adams, Carrol Boyes, JP Meyer, Shani Krebs, Alex Hamilton, Andre du Toit, Shui-Lynn White, Jade Holing, Jill Coleman, Dlamini Tendai, Mkhululi Dukuza, TC Malia, Edward Selematsela, David Barkham, Keith Zenda, Sylvia de Villiers and Arlette Franks- to mention a few. A special addition to the auction is a “for children” lot which includes works by Robin Stransham-Ford’s daughter, Epiphany (13); Mario Oriani-Ambrosini’s son, Luke (8); Diago Moss (4), nephew of the late Avron Moss, and Kayla Molenaar (12).

One of South Africa’s foremost female artists, Lioda Conrad, was commissioned by DignitySA to do a portrait series of the honorees. She chose her “Fluidity of Identity” series, and not only donated the portraits, but agreed to act as Curator for the event. Details of her Fluidity Series can be found here: http://www.xposy.com/…/life-imitates-art-lioda-conrad-flui…/

DignitySA chose art to raise funds as artists see beauty where others sometimes cannot. Death and dying needn’t be hideous – it can be a gentle, dignified experience, for the patient and their loved ones.

Remote bidding and on the day sales of additional artworks will be available.

Guests and art collectors can look forward to entertainment by Marc Lottering and Keri Stroebel; unique artwork; experiencing Carlo Harris – a Master Auctioneer – at work; mingling with esteemed guests, board members and legal team, bidding paddle lucky draws; and enjoy delectable gourmet snacks and Montpellier wines.

For more information and a look at some of the works available, or to book a ticket, visit www.dignitysa.org. Tickets are limited, with just 90 tickets still available at R800 per person. Tax deductible donations in lieu of attendance will be welcomed. Contact: Lee on 0769424477 or at lee@dignitysa.org.

Honorees include our first democratic president, President Nelson Mandela – for his Draft Bill “The End of Life Decisions Act of 1999”, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who got the world talking when he publicly supported the right to choose a dignified death and Professor Sean Davison – who founded DignitySA.

The purpose of the fundraiser is two-fold: To raise funds for the Appeal and to honour those who have dedicated themselves to changing an unjust law.

In a recent groundbreaking judgment in the North Gauteng High Court, Judge Hans Fabricius granted DignitySA’s applicant, Adv. Robin Stransham-Ford, the right to an assisted death. This ruling has, however, been set aside due to the State and others appealing the judgment. The date of the Appeal has yet to be announced, but DignitySA’s legal team is fully prepared to vigorously defend our human right to dignity and autonomy over our bodies, for those who demand choice at end-of-life.



Open Sessions NYC–A New Platform For Artists, Submit Your Application Now

Open Sessions; a New Platform for Artists 

Applications are due November 1
The Drawing Center has announced their new program Open Sessions, a new program created by Lisa Sigal and Nova Benway, Open Sessions Curators. Open Sessions is a platform for selected artists to find new approaches for contextualizing and exhibiting their work, through conversation, public programs, and gallery installations. The artists selected for Open Sessions may or may not draw as their primary means of art-making. The Drawing Center hopes to work with musicians, dancers, poets, theorists, scientists – anyone who is interested in expanding the boundaries of drawing. Open Sessions will foster a dynamic, ever-evolving conversation with new drawing practices and practitioners, viewing drawing as an activity rather than a product. .For a further sense of their interests, please look at the Drawing Center exhibitions, public programs, and blog at www.drawingcenter.org.

Open Sessions is a two year commitment of occasional events, described below. The content for all Open Sessions programs will come directly from participants, so applicants should be interested in an ongoing dialogue with their peers, though it is not necessary that they participate in every program. Installations and/or programs will be held approximately every other month throughout the year, schedule TBD. OPen Sessions will be considering applications from artists who will be in New York for only a portion of the two years. Artists from outside the city who will be visiting New York periodically are welcome to apply, with the understanding that more time in New York will mean more opportunities for participation. There are no fees associated with Open Sessions.  Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by January 15. Open Sessions will begin in early February, 2014.

• Two year program
• Meetings with the Curators throughout the year
• Collaborative events with Fellows (closed door)
• Gallery installations
• Artist-led public programs
• Main Gallery exhibition

Applications can be submitted one of two ways–read the full submission guidelines here:


International Call for Artist Submissions: Works on Paper NYC II

Submitting to summer shows may be a good way to get into an art gallery. Enter and compete to be part of Works on Paper II, a prestigious group exhibit in New York City.

View images of the art included in the first part of the exhibit, Works on Paper 1, on the gallery website.

Open to all artists, American and International, who have created work on a paper medium. This exhibition celebrates the range of paper. Each work will be considered based on the merit of each single piece.

Submission Format:
Photographic images of artwork in JPEG format only on CD: 300 dpi, no larger than 3000 X 3000 pixels. Name each image file with your name and the corresponding image number from the entry form image list. Include the entry form image list, a CD of your entry and a check payable to Jeffrey Leder Gallery for your entry fee. CD will be kept on file for future opportunities at Jeffrey Leder Gallery. JPEG image files only; please do not send Adobe Photoshop files.

SUBMISSION – NO LATER THAN: June 15, 2013  Postmark deadline

Entry Fee:
$40 for up to 5 images, $10 for each additional image entered

Read the full submission guidelines here.

Jeffrey Leder, Gallery Director, Jeffrey Leder Gallery
Orestes Gonzalez, Photographer, Architect

Associated Fees and Information:
There is a 50% gallery commission for work sold. Jeffrey Leder Gallery cannot be responsible for damage or loss during transit, but does insure the work once recieved by JLG. By submitting work to the call for entries you agree to all terms and conditions set forth in the entry form.

Mailing Address:
Send submission fee, admission form and cd for consideration:
Jeffrey Leder Gallery
2137 45th Road, LIC
New York City, NY 11101

Deadline Monday April 29th for PUNK-SALON Artist Submissions


PUNK-SALON is an international open call exhibition of contemporary emerging art across all disciplines to be held at Schwartz Gallery in London.

Artist-curators Ismail Erbil and Patrick Michalopoulos actively seeking to disrupt the idea of the ‘salon-hang’ for this group exhibition with collaborative

exploration into curatorial environments creating non-traditional hanging, display and projection structures and surfaces that visually divide the gallery space

into fields of seeing and non-seeing.

Deadline for applications: Monday 29th April, 5 p.m

Selected artists announced on Schwartz Gallery website: Monday 6th May

Fees: Application and processing fee: £15 (via PayPal) per application of up to three artworks per artist.

  • Selected artists will have a live link to their site during the exhibition.
  • The exhibition will be accompanied by a small publication.
  • International open call — read the full submissions guidelines on the Schwartz Gallery site.


PUNK-SALON artist submission form

Please e-mail your completed application form together your PayPal Payment Reference Number. and all required support materials to

info@schwartzgallery.co.uk with your name and PUNK-SALON in the subject title.



Open Call for Artist Submissions

Project: Curate is now accepting submissions for their upcoming exhibition at NURTUREart Gallery, which will be on view June 14- July 12, 2013.

Part of NURTUREart’s Education Program, Project: Curate is a group of multicultural student-curators from Juan Morel Campos Secondary who organize an exhibition every year with guidance from an independent curator. This year their mentor is Julian A. Jimarez Howard, Co-Owner and Director of OUTLET Fine Art and Co-Director of Associated Gallery.

The Project: Curate team invites proposals by artists who have made or would like to make work about transgression personified, subjects that range from “Voodoo” Dolls to Drag Queens, or talking geckos to goats that scream like people. Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. There is a small stipend available for participating artists.

Nuture Art is ask all submitting artists to join NURTUREart’s Registry of Artists, which is free and open to all to join.

Send submissions to: projectcurate@nurtureart.org

Questions: please contact Molly O’Brien at molly@nurtureart.org

Doing and Undergoing Exhibition, Call for Artist Submissions, Deadline May 1st

Artist, you may view photos of several exhibition spaces available for this project by visiting the  visit doingandundergoing.net website.

Doing and Undergoing – Call For Proposals

Doing and Undergoing is the title of an art exhibition at Teachers College Columbia University from May 2013 – December 15th, 2013 celebrating its 125th year anniversary.
Doing and Undergoing will be a site-specific installation, presented on four floors of the fully operational graduate school, throughout the historic Teachers College building on 120th Street in New York City.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an interactive audio-video guide which will be constructed during summer 2013, aswell as an electronic catalog which is planned for late Fall 2013.


Artists must identify one of three themes under which they wish to propose their artwork:

“Experiential Inquiry”
“Experiment And Experience”
“Doing and Undergoing”

Artists must identify the site of the proposed artwork by going to the website doingandundergoing.net which has all the sites numbered, listed and imaged. Please identify in your proposal the site by the numerical designation.

We ask that artists directly respond to the site and to keep in mind that the exhibition is located in an active and fully functioning graduate school and approach that in a thoughtful manner. Medium: no restrictions.

Please submit:
• 1 to 3 images of the proposed work. Drawings or sketches, if no images are available; appropriately identified, by name, date, title, size.
• 10 images of previous work, appropriately labeled, name, date, title, size and medium.
• Short bio, max 200 words.
• Short artist statement that connects your work to the theme and to the suggested site.

Artists may submit no more than 2 proposals of individual artwork. Proposals may contain a series if that is relevant to the work and the proposed site. We also encourage collaborative projects. All names of the participants must be included in the submission.
Open to all professional artists (No students please).


All submissions must be received electronically, preferably as a single PDF with a maximum of 15 MB.

Please email your submission to: robert.gero@doingandundergoing.net
General questions: info@doingandundergoing.net

We will provide a modest artist honorarium and very limited installation fees. Please note there is no budget for production.


Deadline: Wed May 1st, 2013

Teachers College Columbia University

525 West 120th Street

New York, New York 10027

United States of America

Sound Art Open Call For Submissions: Visible Near Midnight Recordings

Soundfjord | Call For Submissions | Visible Near Midnight RecordingVisible Near Midnight Recordings | Spring Open Call

SoundFjord’s Visible Near Midnight Recordings is looking to put out new works of sound art and genre bending works. The result, strictly limited edition, hand-made artefacts.

Drop them a line if you’d like to be considered, or if you have a specific work you’d like them to listen to (original/unreleased pieces please): recordings@visiblenearmidnight.co.uk

Further information about the label: www.visiblenearmidnight.co.uk

Deadline: 21 June 2013 | 23:59


C o n t e m p o r a r y   S o n i c   A r t   A r c h i v e   ( C S A A )

SoundFjord is about to embark on its largest project to date, to collect and archive works of sonic art from the length and breadth of the country (UK) as well as sending out feelers abroad– to collect and preserve  a comprehensive archive of sonic art works and documentary evidence through photography, film, sound files, analogue and digital formats, writings, letters, emails and so forth. The archive will also serve as to document the gallery’s past exhibitions


SoundFjord is constantly on the look out for new items to add to their collection. Should you have work you wish the gallery to consider please let SoundFjord know. They are happy to consider, photography, video, books, leaflets, letters, writings, tapes, CDs, DVDs, digital sound files and so forth.
The archive when suitably collected, stored, categorised and annotated will be available for viewing to artists, researchers and the interested general public at no cost. Unfortunately, items from the archive may not be removed; all items will be made available for reference purposes only. Please contact the curator should you wish to submit work to the archive: helen[at]soundfjord[dot]org[dot]uk N.B. Do not send items to the gallery before sending prior information
O p e n   C a l l   2 0 1 3

SoundFjord is looking for performers to take part in SoundFjord.Dynamic, the live initiative of the gallery’s Exhibition and Events Programme. They are particularly interested in works of an experimental and research-based bias; those that inquire into language within sonic art practice; works researching acoustic ecology; and works exploring minimal sound.

Please state your interest by emailing your contact details along with your performance CV to:

O p e n   C a l l   2 0 13

SoundFjord is currently seeking sonic artists and performers to exhibit at SoundFjord in 2013/14. Please contact the gallery for information and an application form regarding new works you would like them to consider: info[at]soundfjord[dot]org[dot]uk

They are particularly interested in works of an experimental and research-based bias; those that inquire into language within sonic art practice; works researching acoustic ecology; and works exploring minimal sound.



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Photography / Video Art / Video Mapping / Computer Graphics / Painting / Architecture / Installation / Sculpture / Performing Art
FREE SUBMISSION! Deadline: April 07, 2013
International ArtExpo is selecting all interesting photo works, video/short films, computer graphics works, paintings, architecture projects, installations, sculptures and performances to include in the next 2013 Exhibition:
MIXED BORDERS & HYBRID IDENTITIES – International Art Exhibition of Photography, Video Art, Computer Graphics, Painting, Architecture, Installation, Sculpture and Performing Art held in Riccione (Italy) during the Nightshow, Annual Exhibition of the Night-related Industries and Technologies (www.nightshow-riccione.com).
organizer: International ArtExpo
curator: Luca Curci

press office: It’s LIQUID Group
opening: April 26, 2013 at the Conference Centre of Riccione (Italy)
date: April 26-27-28, 2013
FREE SUBMISSION! The deadline for applications is April 07, 2013
The selection will be based on the main concept of the Hybridization and mixing of Identities and borders and it is divided into two sections: MIXED BORDERS and HYBRID IDENTITIES. Nowadays, urban environments, people, rules and limits are no more distinct realities, but they constantly modify and get mixed together, generating new connections and hybrid results. Ethic, social, sexual and religious borders get confused and we feel free to overcome and change all the limits, creating and showing a new type of identity: a crossbreed of characters inserts into a metropolis in which you can find everything you need and become everything you desire.
The exhibition concept is strictly connected to the Nightshow event, since the night is the perfect moment in which all these changes get revealed. During the night the borders vibrate and identities start to get confused.
The Nightshow is an extraordinary experience which will involve thousands of exhibitors, artists and viewers. During the exhibition there will be music events, conferences, showcases, workshops, art shows and many more. More than 100 artists from all over the world will perform music, 3D video mapping projects around the city and partners such as Redbull, Samsung, Yamaha. The event will be at the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th floor of the Palazzo dei Congressi of Riccione, where the fourth and fifth floors will be dedicated to video art, music, installations and art exhibitions.
International ArtExpo will present artists from all over the world in two main venues: Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Riccione in which we will show video art projects divided into two floors (more than 400 square metres of exhibition space), and the Palazzo dei Congressi (Riccione) in which we will exhibit photographic works, performances, installations and sculptures, paintings, architecture projects and computer graphic works. Additionally three places for the 3D video mapping in the city; strategic video projection points in all the Palazzo dei Congressi, with high visibility; dedicated rooms for solo and collective projects and exhibitions.
To take part in the selection, send your works submissions with a CV/biography, videography and some still images (only for video artists and performers), some samples of works (only for artists) or projects (only for architects) via email to lucacurci@lucacurci.com or via mail to:
International ArtExpo
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari, Italy
The number of works you can submit is free and unlimited. The participation in the International Art Festival requires an entry fee only for selected artworks. Participation open to: artists, architects and designers, associate groups and studios.
International ArtExpo is a not for profit organization that provides a significant forum for cultural dialogue between all artists from different cultures and countries. ArtExpo is grateful to all of the institutions, corporations, and individuals who support our artistic projects. We work with a number of national and international galleries as well as publishers, museums, curators and critics from all over the world. We help artists through solo and group exhibitions, gallery representation, magazine reviews and advertisements, press releases, internet promotion, as well as various curatorial projects.
International ArtExpo
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari (Italy)

Jester Jacques Gallery Accepting Submissions From Artists

BlogJJ-logo-FINAL-web-large-RGB-300x140In the past, I’ve  posted news from Jester Jacques Gallery on this blog. Yet, the gallery is so active online, with great information shared in ongoing newsletter announcements that I felt their activity warranted a 2nd post.If you are an  illustrator, tattoo artist, graphic designer, print maker or street artist, Jester Jacques Gallery WANTS TO SEE YOUR ART! Jester Jacques Gallery predominantly sell prints (screen prints, lino cuts and digital prints), but they are also open to selling drawings, any mixed media on paper and photographs. Email karen@jesterjacquesgallery.co.uk with a few examples of your work, as well as links to your website/portfolio for consideration.If you are a writer, Jester Jacques is constantly in need of contributors to their blog. if you enjoy reviewing exhibitions, have some interesting ideas to share about any genre of creative work – fashion, design, branding, illustration, etc. – they welcome your posts. Email info@jesterjacquesgallery.co.uk to suggests topics.Jester Jacques also offers free event listings for your upcoming art exhibitions, as well as running short features for new, small, emerging creative businesses. Email info@jesterjacquesgallery.co.uk with your events or background to your business.To get an idea of the art they like,  view some recent submissions they loved enough to post to their website — here. For a list of thousands more gallery links + opportunities click here.


Online + Live UK Art Gallery Accepting Artist Submissions

The Cornmarket Gallery  in the UK is accepting Artist Submissions.

According to their guidelines, if you are accepted as a member of Cornmarket Gallery, they work to promote your art not only online but in weekly live gallery events. If this opportunity is right for you it may well be worth the annual membership fee to bring you and your work visibility and sales.

Our Artist Marketing Resources PDF list has thousands of links to galleries at all art world levels.

ICN Art Gallery and Shop, UK, Space Available for Your Art

 Dear Marie
I am Kohsuke Uchida, assistant café/space manager of ICN gallery in Shoreditch.
We are mainly holding an asian concept contemporary art exhibition on our main space, and now start to rent a part of our gallery space for public use.

Our rental space is now available for short or long-term basically, offer to the artist who wish to hold an exhibition in London/Shoreditch then we provide them with an opportunity to make it happen.   Then we would love to get featured as local information on your website board.  Images of our space are attached in this e-mail, so please find it out.

About ICN spaceICN space is a café and gallery space based in the creative business hub of Shoreditch which is presenting a new multi-purpose space on gallery-lined Leonard Street.

The aim of ICN (International Creative Network) is the distribution of creativity. UK and overseas artists working mainly in the contemporary art fields can use the ICN space for photography, installation, moving image and other exhibitions. In addition, it can also be used as a meeting space, workshop room, live event space, pop-up shop and more.

With this flexible exhibition space located in the heart of multicultural London, we are seeking ways to connect society and art with the hope that many forms of expression may become more accessible.

Opening Hours:
11:00 am – 6:00 pm (last day of exhibition until 5:00 pm)
Closed on Sundays but negotiable. (Hours are subject to change. )

Address :

96-98 Leonard Street; London EC2A 4RH


0207 729 7977

Website :


Facebook :



Kohsuke Uchida
Assistant cafe/space manager
ICN gallery
96 Leonard Street; London EC2A 4RH
TEL: 0207 729 7977

1708 Gallery Seeks Exhibition Proposals for New Art

1708 Gallery

1708 Gallery (Photo credit: john.murden)

1708 Gallery, a non-profit exhibition space in Richmond, Virginia, USA, that has been in existence for thirty-four years, is seeking exhibition proposals for their 2013-2014 season.

National and international artists working in all mediums (including, but not limited to: video and film, new media, installation, painting, social practices, sculpture and performance),

as well as curators are encouraged to submit exhibition proposals.

1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunities for artistic innovation for emerging and established artists and to expanding the understanding and appreciation of new art for the public.

Submissions will be reviewed by 1708 Gallery’s Exhibition Committee, which includes professional artists from its Board of Directors. Selected artists or curators will receive an exhibition approximately 6 weeks long at 1708 Gallery and a $300 honorarium. Pending funding, this amount may increase.

The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2012.

For more details and to submit your proposal using their online form, Please visit: http://www.1708gallery.org/exhibitions/about-exhibitions.php

Contact Gallery Coordinator, Matt Shelton at mshelton@1708gallery.org or 804.643.1708 if you have any questions.

Cabinet Exhibition: Call to International Emerging Artists

English: Cabinet of Curiosities (1690s) by Dom...

English: Cabinet of Curiosities (1690s) by Domenico Remps, Oil on canvas, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From the WordPress blog Cabinet Exhibition  an open call to a group show that will present the work of several international emerging artists. Based on the concept of the early modern ‘Cabinets of Curiosities’, this exhibition draws together painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video and other more contemporary practices, all arranged in an unconventional display. The result  is a sort of arrhythmic mosaic intended to present a panoramic view of art production today.
This exhibition aims to be an immersive experience for the curious visitor who will face an unorthodox eclectic selection of artworks, from street art brought into the gallery to paintings on ham and visual soundscapes, among others. The dialogue between the artworks displayed will favour new analogies and comparisons, leading the visitors to make fresh associations and come out with new ideas.

The exhibition will take place at the Islington Arts Factory in London from the 14th-21st September 2012. http://www.islingtonartsfactory.org/

Submit To Prolonged Exposure

Submissions are now open for Prolonged Exposure curated by Kaegan Sparks.

Deadline Wednesday August 1, 11:59pm

TO SUBMIT VISIT http://recessionartshows.com/submit/

Selections will be conducted by the Recession Art Jury led by Guest Curator Kaegan Sparks and Art Director Ani Katz.

Prolonged Exposure will be held November 3-10 at:

The Invisible Dog

51 Bergen St

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Accepting Work in All Media Including Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Performance, Installation, and Video.

About Prolonged Exposure

“I will not make any more boring art.” 
–John Baldessari

Prolonged Exposure will ask how we can remain curious and speculative in a culture of desensitizing barrage and static. The exhibition will concentrate on artworks that plumb boredom’s latent energy, provoking a restlessness which precipitates a desire for change.

In scholar Sianne Ngai’s investigation of minor affects or ‘ugly feelings’– diffusive, non-cathartic states like irritation, paranoia, anxiety, or envy which seem increasingly endemic to contemporary culture and aesthetics– she posits a surprising parallel between shock and boredom. Though antithetical in intensity and duration (shock is immediate and staggering, while boredom is tedious and numbing), both emotions induce states of suspended agency: “both are responses that confront us with the limitations of our capacity for responding in general.

Works for Prolonged Exposure may engage durational, automatic, repetitive, or tedious strategies, or seek to distract a viewer from object to ambience. They may employ exhaustive formal processes (lists, serial marks, obsessive indices) or excessive collecting functions which fatigue or frustrate attempts to parse or absorb. They may defuse trenchant source materials or deploy simulacral repetition to simultaneously jade and distress. They may be overwhelmingly monotonous, removed, spatially or temporally boundless, or reflect an inordinate amount of routine labor. They may feature bland or unremarkable landscapes that lack a commanding subject, have a presence so mundane or subtle as to be overlooked altogether (as wallpaper or Erik Satie’s furniture music), or implement ‘uncreative’ or appropriative techniques and absurdum.

Rejecting stultification for an enabling state of openness or receptivity, such practices will galvanize idleness born of surfeit or repetition, seeking to overhaul viewers’ sensory and interpretive habits and engender new modes of attention.

As John Cage intoned: “If they say something is boring after two minutes, try it for four…”

Visual artists who are accepted to a Recession Art Show receive a one-week exhibition at the Invisible Dog in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

Video and performance artists who are accepted will negotiate directly with staff to plan a screening or performance schedule based on their needs.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, August 1st. Artists will be notified of acceptance by August 31st. Please contact info@recessionartshows.com with any questions.


NYC Artists: Want An Art VIP To Make Studio Visit? + Other Ops

Based on A.I.R.’s “One on One” sessions from the 1980s, the Studio Visit Lottery provides an opportunity for NYC based artists to have a 45 minute, one-on-one studio visit with a curator, critic, or gallery director. Selected artists are required to attend a session with the A.I.R. Gallery Director on “Making the Most of a Studio Visit” before their studio visit occurs.

012 A.I.R. Studio Visit Lottery

Deadline: July 15, 2012
Entry Fee: $20 per entry

For more information, and to enter, click HERE


Mary Birmingham is the Curator at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, where she directs an ambitious program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Paddy Johnson is a writer, critic, and pop-culture connoisseur out of Brooklyn, NY. She publishes and edits artfagcity.com.

Wendy Osloff is Co-Owner of P.P.O.W Gallery, located in Chelsea, NYC.

Artists will be selected via a random lottery by July 20th, and will be notified by email before August 1, 2012.

All proceeds after payments to studio visitors will benefit A.I.R. Gallery and its mission to advance the status of women in the arts. For further information, please contact info@airgallery.org.


Rayko Gallery in San Francisco has been around for a long time. I exhibited my art at Rayko when they were at a different location,and it look like Rayko is still up to good things. I know they exhibit mixed media works that incorporates photography in some way. Selected artists who submit to the Call below will exhibit at Rayko.

Center Forward 2012 – Call for Entry
2 Juror’s Award: $425.00 each
liveBooks Website Awards: Two websites valued at $399.00
Blurb Award: Valued at $250.00
Entries Due: June 20, 2012
Notice of acceptance: June 29, 2012
Exhibition dates: September 7 – October 20, 2012
Additional exhibitions opportunities:
Selected artists – three month exhibition at Denver International Airport
Selected artists – exhibition at RayKo Photo Center
Center Forward 2012: Open Theme
Jurors: Ann M. Jastrab:Gallery Director at RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco, and  Hamidah Glasgow:Executive Director at The Center for Fine Art Photography
Creative Divergents Summer 2012 ShowcaseNow accepting submissions for the Creative Divergents Summer 2012 Showcase.
All forms of creative works are encouraged – any media, subjects, and styles are welcome.  Open to all ages, internationally.$1,000 (USD) award.  Winning submission determined by creative vision, innovation, potential to engage an audience, presentation (i.e. quality of the images submitted), and overall impression.For more information and to see past award recipients: http://creativedivergents.com$5 fee per submission (includes up to 3 images).
Deadline: July 15, 2012 (11:59pm EST)

Deadline: Sun Jul 15th, 2012

Art Exhibition Opportunities for BFA and MFA Students

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Art Advisory, Ltd and Capsim Management Simulations, Inc. are seeking visual art submissions from BFA and MFA students, living in the Chicago area, to be included in bi-yearly corporate exhibitions.

Capsim is a global leader in business simulation technology and services designed to teach business acumen in any learning environment.  They are looking for 5 -10 artists for each exhibition in the Chicago downtown offices of Capsim.  Each artist selected will receive $500 to exhibit their work(s) for 6 months beginning June 1, 2012.  In addition to the stipend, Susan Blackman, President of Art Advisory, Ltd., a full service art consultancy, will conduct a seminar to review their work and their plans for becoming a successful artist.  Also, Capsim will host an opening for the exhibition.  As the exhibition hangs for 6 months and since each piece will be for sale, each artist will have the ability to show their work to prospective clients on a pre-arranged appointment through Art Advisory, Ltd.

Work Media:  All considered
Work Size:    Wall artwork: Maximum size – 8’ x 8’ 100 lbs
Sculpture: Maximum size – 4’ x 2’ 100 lbs

Selection Process:  All work will be carefully reviewed by Susan Blackman of Art Advisory, Ltd. and executives from Capsim.  We will consider each work based on its impact, creativity, style, composition, subject matter, technique, and storytelling.

Once your work is accepted, the work must be:
Framed or mounted with a wire affixed (saw-tooth hangers are
not permitted) and ready to hang.
Frames must be in good shape.
Note:  Entries will be handled with the greatest of care, however, Art Advisory, Ltd. and Capsim assumes no liability for work on its premises.  All works selected for exhibition must be for sale.  We will not take a commission on any sales.  Images selected for the show may be used for promotion of the exhibition now or in the future.

Artists, if this opportunity meets your needs, you will find hundreds more on our Artist Marketing Resources lists.