American Artists Register for ART IN ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS

ART IN ARCHITECTURE PROJECT
GSA Synopsis for Artist Services
The General Services Administration (GSA) Art in Architecture Program commissions American artists (citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents or Permanent Workers of the United States) to create publicly scaled and permanently installed artworks for federal buildings nationwide. GSA allocates one-half of one percent of the estimated construction costs of new or modernized federal buildings for art commissions.
Artists who wish to be considered for this and all future GSA art commissions must submit application materials to GSA’s National Artists Registry.  The Registry constitutes the qualified list of artists for this and all GSA commissions.  Instructions on how to join the Registry are available on the following Website:
GSA evaluates artists based on the following criteria: the media, materials, content, style, and scope of the artist’s past work, along with the artist’s past performance and experience with commissions or public art projects.  Short-listed artists will be contacted and asked to submit additional information including a statement that he or she can perform the work associated with the GSA commission within the identified budget.  GSA will count the combined weight of all the selection criteria as significantly more important than price.
At a minimum, the scope of services for commissions will require: collaboration with the lead designer selected for the building project; development of preliminary and final concepts; fabrication of the artwork; participation in meetings and conservation reviews as necessary; and the installation of the artwork at the project site.
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2 Calls for Artist Submissions

Call For Art – Cell Mates

The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University seeks submissions for “Cell Mates,” two distinct group shows that will be on view side by side in adjacent galleries. Curators Jeanne Brasile and Lisbeth Murray will divide the 2,000 sq. ft. gallery in half, creating two separate exhibitions of artwork inspired by cellular forms. The curators seek art that addresses a wide range of topics related to cellular forms to create a discursive exploration into microorganisms and concerns derived from their study.

The goal of the curators is to demonstrate modes of creation inspired by science, in addition to examining how curators using the same narrative framework can come to very different thematic and aesthetic conclusions. While aesthetics are a concern, the curators are particularly interested in how artists incorporate scientific methods into their practice, how artists obscure or pronounce the delineation between artistic and scientific practices, and/or how artists visualize scientific data to create works of art, placing the artist in the role of quasi-scientist. All types of media are eligible.

Exhibition dates are June 2 – July 18, 2013.
$15/5 entries.
Deadline: Wednesday May 1, 2013 (receipt date)

Prospectus: http://jeannecurates.com

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CALL FOR ENTRIES

Boston Printmakers
2013 North American Print Biennial
Juror: Dennis Michael Jon, Minneapolis Institute of Arts

The exhibition will take place at the 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, Mass.

Applications link at www.bostonprintmakers.org

June 25, 2013 Final online application submission date

July 27, 2013 Notifications e-mailed

Saturday, August 10, 2013 Accepted work may be shipped to BU
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Accepted work due if shipped to BU
Saturday, September 7, 2013 Accepted work due if hand delivered

Sunday, October 27, 2013 Opening Reception and events

Friday, December 20, 2013 Exhibition closes

Prizes
Over $10,000 is available in juror-designated purchase prizes and materials awards. In addition, this show generates a large number of sales through Patron purchases. The Boston Printmakers’ Purchase Prizes go into permanent collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA and the Boston Public Library Print Collection.

Entry
All artists in North America are eligible to enter.  Original, innovative works in all printmaking media including monoprints and monotypes, books and mixed media prints; large-scale prints, digital prints, three-dimensional prints, and print installations are eligible. We will not consider photographs, offset reproductions, or reproductions of artwork originally produced in another medium.

Entry Procedure
Entries will require digital images submitted online via CaFE system. Artists may submit up to three digital images of original prints completed within the past two years.

To enter, log on to http://www.callforentry.org. For first time users of CaFE, click on “Register here” and follow the directions for creating a login name and password. To learn more about uploading your images before you apply, click “Media Prep” for a detailed explanation and complete instructions on requirements for the preparation of images. Once registered, click on “Apply to Calls” and select the listing, Boston Printmakers: 2013 North American Print Biennial for information and the application. Click on “My Portfolio” to upload the images for submission. For further help, click on “CaFE Help”. If your question is not answered, contact The Boston Printmakers at biennial@bostonprintmakers.org with your name and telephone number. Once registered, artists can store images with CaFE and submit to other calls. Accepted artists will be invited to send their chosen work. The juror may decline any print that is not accurately represented by its image. Online digital submissions are to the advantage of all applicants, as the juror will be able to enlarge work to see detail and technique. If you do not have digital images of your work, simply take your slides to your photo center. Ask provider to produce a CD with JPEG images with the longest dimension set at 1920 pixels. (see “Image and Media Prep” under “CaFE Help” at http://www.callforentry.org). The process is not expensive and can usually be completed while you wait.

To Apply
Go to http://www.callforentry.org
Retain for your files:
• Due dates
• Images and titles of work submitted
• Copy of your entry form

Entry Fee
$30 USD Members of The Boston Printmakers with coupon code that is sent after receipt of 2013 dues
$40 USD Non-Members
The fee is non-refundable and entitles the artist to submit up to 3 works. You will be directed through the payment process by the online program and may pay by credit card online or by check or money order payable to the Boston Printmakers and mailed to: The Boston Printmakers at the Art Institute of Boston-Lesley University, Attn: Biennial, 700 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215.

Sales
A 35% commission will be charged on all sales and Patrons’ selections. No commissions will be taken on purchase prizes. Artists must assume the expense and responsibility of supplying to purchasers any additional prints which may be sold. The Boston Printmakers is a non-profit organization that uses proceeds from commissions for exhibition expenses.

Responsibility
Every precaution will be taken in handling entries. The 808 Gallery at Boston University will assume responsibility for those works chosen for exhibition while on view. The Boston Printmakers assumes no responsibility in case of loss or damage to submitted or accepted works.

Catalogue
A catalogue will be sent to all accepted artists. Our catalogue illustrates the entire exhibition and includes a statement by the juror.

Shipping

Work accepted for final jurying must be sent prepaid with Plexi (please use a fresh pane of Plexi with protective covering removed), hinged window mat, and foamcore backing board, all cut to the same size and slipped into a clear plastic bag. Within this package, your print must be securely mounted to the mat or backing board. The window mat must be 3-4 inches wide, and must be white or off-white. Please note that where appropriate due to size or aesthetics, these directions may be amended, i.e. in pieces that cannot be matted. In that case, special hanging instructions must be included (please be explicit). With your acceptance you will receive standard labeling forms to be attached to the upper right corner of the foamcore backing board.

Work must be shipped in a reusable cardboard container and packing should conform to postal regulations. Prints will be returned to the return address on the box. Accepted artists are responsible for return shipping. The Boston Printmakers endeavors to keep artists’ costs as low as possible and charges fees only as necessary to cover exhibition expenses. If you are accepted into the show, you will be asked to send a check to cover the return shipping. If your work sells, we will return this to you with your payment.

Agreement
Sending an entry to this exhibition constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant to all conditions set forth in this prospectus. The Boston Printmakers reserves the right to reproduce work in the exhibit for our catalogue, promotional or educational purposes, and to show accepted work for the 2013 North American Print Biennial on our web site.

For Further Information
Website: www.bostonprintmakers.org
Email: biennial@bostonprintmakers.org 

This prospectus may be downloaded at www.bostonprintmakers.org and reproduced as needed.

 

Collisioncollective Open Call For Tech/Artwork

The nineteenth COLLISIONcollective exhibition will open at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery in Jamaica Plain (Boston) on Friday, June 14, 2013. They’d love to consider what you’ve been working on for inclusion in the show.

If you’d like to participate, your submissions are due before midnight (eastern time, UTC-05:00), May 11, 2013.
•    Judging will be final by May 18, 2013, with notifications going out the same day[/*]
•    The show is scheduled for installation the week of June 9, 2013.[/*]
•    Opening will be 6-9 PM, Friday, June 14, 2013.[/*]
•    The show will be up for six weeks, coming down on July 27, 2013.[/*]

You are invited to submit through:  http://collisioncollective.org/mysubs

In order to submit, first add yourself as a website user (if you haven’t already done so for a prior submission), log in, and then use the My Submissions navigation link to submit your proposal. After initially submitting, you can edit your proposal up until the submission deadline. If you have several works to enter, multiple submissions are fine, but generally only one piece per person will be accepted unless they are a series. You may submit a proposal for a piece yet to be realized, but the likelihood of its completion will be considered during judging. The Cyberarts Gallery will comfortably house moderately-sized artworks and installations, but space is somewhat limited. Please limit your proposed work a maximum size of 8*8*8 feet (2.4*2.4*2.4 meters) as really large projections, etc. will negatively impact the number of works to be shown.

As ever, works will be judged according to the following criteria (in decreasing order of importance):
•    art / technology — be techno in production or product[/*]
•    safe — do not be dangerous to patrons[/*]
•    completed / available — be available including artist[/*]
•    fits space — be a team player[/*]
•    exciting / novel — be fun and unique[/*]
•    thought provoking — be smart[/*]
•    crafty — be quality[/*]

Some examples of recent works accepted into COLLISIONcollective shows can be found at http://collisioncollective.org/artwork. Please take these as a general guide to the genre covered, but not as a limitation of your creative parameters. We want to see your ideas!

Please note: Artists are responsible for delivery, pickup, and installation of all work. If you are not in the Boston area and you need us to install your work, you may mail your ready-to-hang work to us in a secure container but you will need to pay for all shipping and insurance, both to and from the gallery. Transit to and from the exhibition is the responsibility of the artist.

 http://collisioncollective.org/show/collision19

Boston Cyberarts Gallery
141 Green Street
Jamaica Plain (Boston), Massachusetts Massachusetts 02130
United States of America

Public Art Opportunities for Temporary Exhibitions and Permanent Installation

Venice Public Art Walls

Venice Public Art Walls http://veniceartwalls.com/ (Photo credit: Scott Beale)

Shortly after this most recent presidential election, I noticed a bit of news on how a city in the state of Michigan had voted against funding a public arts program. While I am glad to learn that other cities, such as Boston, are expanding their public art programs. The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy  recently completed their planning process for a five year public art strategy supported by Fund for the Arts, a public art program of the New England Foundation for the Arts. This new public art strategy currently has two Calls for Artists  for temporary exhibitions of contemporary work, including one for an outdoor light installation. A unique aspect of the Greenway Conservancy projects is that they invite and welcome artist feedback and ideas.

The City of St. Paul, Minnesota, currently has two openings for artist residencies within their Public Art program– with a deadline of October 15th to apply. One artist residency will be designated Streets and Open Spaces and the other Temporal & Engagement with selected artist completing projects in performance, events and social practice.

The are many public art lists of Calls for Artists and RFQs online for your geographic area. To keep up on the latest information, join the LinkedIN group Public Art for Artists, where you can interact with specialists.

Open Grant Application For Chicago Artists

Artadia Grant Applications
for Chicago Artists Now OpenDear Artists,Artadia Chicago Grant Application Process is now open.

Not only does Artadia give grants for $15,000 and $3000 dollars, but winners get a lot of attention and

Artadia follows up indefinitely with assistance and publicity for their Grant Recipients.

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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE ARTADIA AWARDS 2012 CHICAGO WITH SPECIAL PROGRAMS AT EXPO CHICAGO!
Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue is accepting applications for the Artadia Awards 2012 Chicago from all visual artists living and working in Cook County, IL. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all media and at any point in their career are strongly encouraged to apply.Awardees will be selected in the fall of 2012 through Artadia’s two-tiered jury process. This is Artadia’s sixth awards cycle in Chicago.Application deadline: August 20, 2012 at 11:59pm (CST).
Artadia is pleased to partner with EXPO CHICAGO for this awards cycle: Simultaneous to the second round, works by the Finalists will be on view at the Artadia booth at EXPO CHICAGO September 19–23, 2012 including a press conference announcing the Artadia Awardees 2012 Chicago.

For eligibility requirements and to access the Web-based application, please visit www.artadia.org
Since its founding, Artadia has awarded over $2 million to more than 225 artists in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, and the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2009, Artadia launched a New York residency program for Artadia Awardees at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn. Most recently, Artadia inaugurated a national publications and Exhibitions Exchange program offering Awardees crucial exposure on a national level.
www.artadia.org