Artists United Call for Entry for Election Year Exhibition in Washington DC

Karen Gutfreund, Curator at Karen Gutfreund Art and Gutfreund Cornett Art sent us this Political call for art from Charles Krause, with whom she is working with and consulting. “Very big potential for this exhibition. Charles was a foreign correspondent, ” Karen wrote to us.
Charles Krause’s interest in the art of protest, propaganda and political change developed over the course of his career as a foreign correspondent for The Washington Post, CBS News and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. On assignment in Latin America, Central Europe, Russia, Asia and the Middle East, he witnessed many of the wars and revolutions of his time. His reporting earned him an Emmy for his reports from Israel and the Middle Est (1997), the Latin American Studies Association Media Award for his Central America coverage (1987) and the Overseas Press Club’s Hal Boyle Award for his reporting from Jonestown, where he was shot and wounded while on assignment for The Washington Post (1978).

Artists United 2016 website here.

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Life Imitates Art Fundraiser Art Auction March 12th

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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.

 

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Birth Rites Collection of Contemporary Art

The Birth Rites Collection is the first and only collection of contemporary artwork anywhere that is dedicated to the subject of childbirth. The collection consists of photographs, sculpture, painting, wallpaper, drawing, new media, documentary and experimental film.

All of the artworks in the Birth Rites collection are available for loan, exhibition or film screening. Images from the collection are available for use in leaflets, talks, public programming or publications. Birth Rites is also happy to supply information on the collection artworks and artists to researchers and writers.

The Birth Rites curator, Helen Knowles is available to give talks and presentations and design and facilitate workshops.  

If you are an artist who thinks that you have some work which might be suitable or relevant to be included in the collection, please contact Birth Rites.

The Birth Rites collection of contemporary artwork is housed at Salford University, Salford, London, UK  birthritescollection.org.uk

There is a podcast interview of artist Judy Chicago currently on the Birth Rites website here.
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Spotte Art Curated Contemporary Online Only Exhibitions

Juliana Curi "Pink Intervention #1" 2015 35.4" x 27" (90 x 68 cm) Natural leaf, Embroidery thread, Photoprinted on Fine Art paper

Juliana Curi “Pink Intervention #1” 2015
35.4″ x 27″ (90 x 68 cm) Natural leaf, Embroidery thread, Photo printed on Fine Art paper

Spotte, presents curated contemporary exhibitions online with 6 shows under their belt and affordable art by 45 emerging artists available to buy and invest in.  Spotte is a unique internet-based art platform. We love the artwork there, the clean look and high quality photographs of the work!  

Digital Contemporary Art Gallery Spotteart.com launched its Sixth Online Only Exhibition at the end of last year (2015), and it remains viewable online through February 2016.

New York City based Spotteart.com is a digital platform showcasing contemporary works of art and designAll collections are curated by Spotte’s founder and curator Nelba Delmedico, Modern and Contemporary art expert.

The site currently displays collections by 8 emerging and mid-career artists from Brazil, Spain & USA, including Alex Hulphers (Seattle, USA) with a series of neo-cubism/constructivism crossover acrylics on canvas named Architectural Reflexes” on the site. Jennifer Shepard (NY, USA) exhibits abstract neon mixed medias on paper “Here/Not Here” in the current online exhibition. Blanca Morales (Madrid, Spain) offers optic and kinetic art sculptures titled “Kinetic Blocks.” Juliana Curi (Brazil) presents “Pink Intervention,” bold contrasting photo intervention progressions. Nicole Reber (NY, USA) displays her “Sign” series of mixed media wall pieces. Peter Daitch (New England, USA) reveals photo works informed by abstract expressionism. Mari Garcia (Malaga, Spain) showcases her series of cinematic mixed media miniature collages. Raul De La Torre (Barcelona/LA-based, USA) brought a series of color-saturated, thread-embroidered paintings titled “Poems” to the site.

Since their launch in April 2014, Spotteart.com has evolved into one of the leading independent internet-based art galleries, offering more than 415 original works of art & design by 45 contemporary artists in a wide range of mediums, from photography to sculpture. The gallery exhibits artwork online seasonally. Participating artists select or create a series of 8-10 pieces available exclusively at Spotte. These collections are accompanied with biographies and statements by the artists, as well as updated with weekly blog features dedicated to artistsbackgrounds and aesthetics.

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 Though our e-list of international art galleries (available here) lists physical galleries around the world, Spotteart may be a great resources for artists seeking gallery representation so that we think that they may want to know about it, so we may add it to our e-list.

Women Artist Registry: A Round Table Discussion

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Should there be a Women Artist Registry?

Women Artist Registry: A Round Table Discussion

Moderated by Fellowship Artists Sara Mejia Kriendler and Amanda Turner Pohan

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 6:30pm
155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Women Artist Registry: A Round Table Discussion at A.I.R. Gallery on Tuesday, June 23rd led by A.I.R. Gallery’s Fellowship Artists, Sara Mejia Kriendler and Amanda Turner Pohan, who will workshop the idea of developing a free app that would serve as an all female artist, critic, curator, and gallerist registry, and skill share. A critic, curator, programmer, and educator will also be present to talk through why and how such an app could be implemented.

The discussion is open to the public for questions and feedback so that these ideas may be worked out collectively.

Participants:

Kaitlyn Kramer (critic/curator)
Amelia Marzec (artist, educator)
Sarada Rauch (artist/gallerist)
Amelia Rina (critic/curator)
Joan Snitzer (artist/educator/arts programmer)

The gallery is wheelchair accessible.

A.I.R. GALLERY | 155 Plymouth St. | Brooklyn, NY 11201 | airgallery.org | info@airgallery.org | (212) 255 6651

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Artist DANIELLE NELISSE Chosen as one of 50 to Watch in 2015

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Artist Danielle Nelisse was chosen as one of “50 TO WATCH” in 2015 in Southern California by curator Stephen C. Wagner of the Arc Gallery in San Francisco, California. Visit the art exhibition at The Studio Door’s gallery in San Diego, California until May 15, 2015.

Danielle’s website: www.daniellenelisse.com
Studio Door/50 to Watch Website: http://thestudiodoor.com/inside/?page_id=1262

USA, Canada, Asia: Art Dealer Renowned For Print Editions

Patrick Painter is an American art dealer who in 1991 began Patrick Painter Editions in Vancouver, Canada and Hong Kong. He is also the owner of Patrick Painter Inc., which he opened in 1997, that includes two art galleries in Santa Monica, California.

Last month, Patrick Painter launched his Facebook fan page as a Public Personality–find it here.

Early in his career, Patrick Painter was mentored by famed art dealer Leo Castelli and curator Walter Hopps.  According to Wikipedia,…” Patrick Painter Editions was established in a depressed market, [yet] he managed to build his business upon the success he had turning editions. Fine art prints, or multiple editions, were looked down upon at the time by many critics and collectors; Painter created a unique approach to the market. In 1996, 20 galleries worldwide had shows of exclusively Patrick Painter Editions.

Click here to view Current exhibition at Patrick Painter gallery.

 

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For artist who need help making submissions of their art, get the Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook here and here.

 

 

 

First Time the Art of an Outsider-Artist Featured On US Postage Stamps

 

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Martín Ramírez is widely known as one of the preeminent self-taught masters of the twentieth-century. Ramirez was born in Mexico in 1895, relocated to the United States in 1925, and spent most of his life in Auburn, California at the Dewitt State Hospital. During his stay and until his death in 1963, he created some five hundred complex and compelling drawings and collages. His early art he worked primarily in crayon producing works characterized by their clean yet brazen draftsmanship. His art imagery is both suggestive and nostalgic as he merged his own life experiences– Mexican madonnas, animals, cowboys, trains, and landscapes–  with scenes of American culture. Compositionally, he renders space into multi-dimensional almost theatrical layouts using sharp geometric forms with strong linear qualities.  Later in his life, he began creating collages using newspaper clippings and his previous drawings for additional depth and texture.

Ramírez’s talents were recognized in small exhibitions as early as the 1950s. Today his work has been the subject of numerous museum shows, including the retrospective “Martín Ramírez: Pintor Mexicano,” at the Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, in 1989, and two major exhibitions at the American Folk Art Museum, NYC: a traveling retrospective titled “Martín Ramírez” in 2007, and “Martín Ramírez: The Last Works” in 2009. In 2010, the 20th century master was the subject of a comprehensive exhibition curated by Brooke Davis Anderson at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reína Sofía, in Madrid, titled “Martín Ramírez: Reframing Confinement.”

Martin Ramirez | USPS Dedication Ceremony and Opening Reception | Thursday, March 26th 6-8 pm | RICCO/MARESCA GALLERY | 529 West 20th Street

The current exhibition: Martin Ramirez: Forever, is a celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Ramirez. The exhibition is being held in conjunction with the United States Postal Service and the release of a set of 5 commemorative “Martin Ramirez” Forever stamps. This momentous occasion is the first time an Outsider artist and Mexican-American artist has been featured on a USPS Stamp — a testament to the public’s growing appreciation for the field of Outsider art.

On behalf of Ricco/Maresca GalleryFlowers Gallery and the US Postal Service, I would like to cordially invite you to the Dedication Ceremony and Opening Reception of Martin Ramirez: Forever. This event will mark the release of a set of five Martin Ramirez forever stamps and will be held in conjunction with a solo exhibition of Ramirez’s artwork. The reception will be held on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 from 6 to 8 pm at 529 West 20th Street, 3rd Floor.

Jerry Saltz will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Other ceremony participants will include: Frank Maresca (Partner, Ricco/Maresca Gallery), Joseph Corbett (Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President, US Postal Service), Edward M. Gómez (Art Critic & Senior Editor of the magazine Raw Vision), and Ambassador Sandra Fuentes-Berain (Consul General of Mexico in New York).
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Submissions Now Open: 2015 competition for Photographers and Digital Artists

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2015 competition for Photographers & Digital Artists   YOUR BEST

Ed Wedman, Co-founder of Exhibitions Without Walls, says “We get emails from photographers and digital artists asking us what types of images would be best to submit for a particular theme.  Our response is one of “Use your imagination and creativity.”  Well this competition has no restrictions and doesn’t require interpretation at all. It is all about submitting what you think is some of your best work, nothing more.  This gives us the opportunity to see all the possibilities and the different styles of photography and digital art.  Again, remember it is about entering some of YOUR BEST” work.”

Submission deadline: February 8, 2015

Online Exhibition opens February 17, 2015

Entry Fee: $30 for the first 5 images; $4 for each additional image up to a total of 10 images.

Best In Competition – $500 cash award plus additional prizes

2nd Place – $150 cash Award plus additional prizes

3rd Place –  $100 cash award plus additional prizes

Sponsors for additional prizes include Alien Skin Software (Exposure 7), Art & Beyond Publications and Artist Marketing Resources.  For more information, go to “YOUR BEST”

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Accepting Submissions Until January 31st: Art For Urban Projection Screening

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The Great Wall of Oakland is accepting submissions through January 31, 2015 for their Fall 2015 season. Submit proposals, specific work, and projects of digital art, moving image, video, and new media work to be screened on their 100×100 foot urban projection space in Downtown Oakland, California. They’re particularly interested in site-specific installations that engage with the physical space of the projection and the building’s location in the public streets of Oakland.

Submit your work through the online submission form by January 31st 2015. You will receive notification of acceptance by February 15, 2015 for a Fall 2015 screening.

SUPERCUT – Accepting Submissions Through Jan 31st! The great Wall of Oakland seeks works that fit within, comment upon, or somehow relate to the video genre known as the “Supercut.” They seek work that employs compilation, montage, and short cuts to isolate elements and create a kind of ‘video concrète’. They’re especially interested in works that take a more artistic, conceptual, or critical approach and are not simply fan-created compilations of popular TV shows. Work will be displayed during The Wall’s March First Friday installation which is seen by thousands during Oakland’s Art Murmur event. Curated by Timothy Furstnau (FICTILIS) & Christina Yglesias.

Deadline: Saturday January 31, 2015. Artists notified February 15, 2015 for screening on March 6, 2015.

The Great Wall of Oakland
West Grand and Valley Street
Oakland, California 94612
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Studio Visit Site for Making Reservations to Visit Artist Studios

 

Jacks Pollock's studio floor in the Pollock Krasner house.

Jacks Pollock’s studio floor in the Pollock Krasner house.

We took a few days off during the Christmas holiday week and now we’re back to share the really great Studio Visit site that artists and collectors will want to know about. It’s an artist studio reservation service that is provided completely free to artists and collectors.

Studio Visit is a website for collectors to make reservations to visit artist studios searchable by city and country. So far, the main studio locations listed are cities in Germany, Spain, Mexico, Belgium and the Netherlands. Once you add your studio location your city will appear in the available locations.

Artists simply register with their studio address, name, and at least one picture of their studio. Artist/studios can add up to ten pictures of their studio space, up to ten images of their artwork, a Google map view, artist CV/Statement and other menu options.

The Studio Visit website provides a booking system. Through this system potential buyers and collectors will request a studio visit only on the days, times, and for the duration that the artist or studio configures. The booking system will ask for basic contact information from the collector that will be seen only by the artist/ studio they request to visit.

Once a collector books a studio visit reservation the studio will receive an email. In the studio account menu option RESERVATION MANAGE the reservation booking can be approved or rejected. If approved the collector will receive an email and can only go ahead with the studio visit appointment with this confirmation email.

News of this service is provided to you by the Artist Marketing Resources blog For the past six years, Artist Marketing Resources has been providing information to artists. Some of our resources and services include: The International Art Gallery Directory  available hereArt Licensing companies agencies + artist agents & artist reps hereTransmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook hereDirectory of Art Consultants here1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art E-list herePhotographers Resources of International Photography Reps and agents, galleries, print sales, publishers + more hereArt magazines, art blogs, art directories e-list of art publication resources for artists hereArt Print Resources for artists here , Featured Artists here, and our E-Postcard Marketing Service for Artists here.

Fine Art Gallery Represents the Paintings of Emerging Artists at Affordable Prices

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The Gregg Irby Fine Art gallery represents emerging artists at affordable prices in the niche market they’ve built. Gallery curators scour the country for new talents to bring their clients one-of-a-kind paintings by artists who have yet to be widely discovered. They strive to have a variety of painting styles in their gallery.

Both aspiring and established art collectors in Atlanta, Georgia can see the available artworks in person in the Gregg Irby gallery.  Plus, their connection to the up-and-coming art community allows Gregg Irby curators to source stunning paintings from artists for collectors shopping in their online gallery shop.

If you are an artist, take a look at the art on the gallery site. If your paintings complement what you see on the site and you think that you work in a good fit and in line with their price points–you can email 5-7 images to the gallery. Read the full submission guidelines on the gallery site.

Artist Marketing Resources continually adds more and more galleries to our e-list of 5,000 international art galleries. We’ve been working on the e-list over the past several years. Gain access to the international art gallery e-list here.

Our Artist Resources Are Now in a New Store

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Our International Art Gallery Directory and other artist resources are now available in our new Selz store, with more payment options.

Click on these links to our other resources in our new store:

Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook

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1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art

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Art Print Sales Resources for Artists 

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OAC Gallery Curated Affordable Art Site

 

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OAC Gallery is a curated art sales site of painting, photography, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, and works on paper. OAC Gallery is small and selective. Their curators feel that a well-curated site strengthens artists online presence, helping them sell more work. They work with each artist to carefully select affordable pieces from their portfolios that appeal to their core audience, and, in turn,  engage buyers more powerfully. OAC Gallery has no exclusivity clause. They want artists to succeed and affiliate with as many galleries as possible.

Find many more are sales sites and physical art sales venues on the 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art e-list. Review five thousand physical art gallery listings in the International Art Gallery Directory  

 

Photographic Artists Collective: Open Call to Photographers to Join Project

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NOISE Collective: CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Noise electronic magazine and collective has an open call for photographers interested in taking part in a collective project.

Noise is accepting up to 3 new members for 2015.

Applicants must be:
– an active photographer (professional or amateur), producing work to share
– willing to be part of a no-profit collective
– Photographers with a sense of commitment
– Be an enthusiastic artist committed to sending a selection of your work (mini-projects or a set of single shots) 4 times per year for Noise electronic magazine
– Participate in private group
– Participate in social media promotion such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
– Agree to be administrator with the other members of the Noise official page on Facebook
Noise offers:
– Absolute creative freedom
– no restrictions or imposition on publishing your visual proposal
– Full control and freedom when you want to post on the collective facebook page
– Being part of a real collective where decisions are taken all together
– Being part of a collective project-focused, producing something real

If interested please send your submission (a presentation letter explaining the reasons why you want to join Noise and links to your online portfolio to review your work). Please don’t send attached files or images. Send to: alxcoghephotographer@gmail.com

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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.

SUMMARY
• 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:

http://www.drawingcenter.org/en/drawingcenter/37/open-sessions/

Call for Artists: NURTUREart Benefit

Artists are invited to submit their work for consideration for NURTUREart’s annual benefit, which will take place on October 28, 2013 at Bernarducci Meisel Gallery in New York City.

All artists are invited to submit work.  Selected works of art will be displayed at the event, which is attended by approximately 500 collectors, curators, artists, and art professionals.  Guest curators will review all the works submitted online and select pieces for exhibition and sale at the Benefit, with all proceeds going to fund essential NURTUREart programming.

Artwork can be in any 2D or 3D medium, framed or unframed, maximum 16” in any direction including frame. All artworks must be able to be hung on a wall; sculptors may include a small shelf for display. Please upload a jpeg file—no larger than 350 KB and no more than 600 pixels in any direction—to the NUTUREart benefit submission page for the curators’ review. Only one submission per artist, please; multiple submissions from an artist will not be reviewed. Online submissions must be received by midnight, September 1, 2013.  All artists will be contacted by email in mid-September to let them know whether or not their work has been selected.  If your work is selected to be included in the benefit, you will receive free admission to the event for yourself (admission at 7pm), and a voucher to purchase one “Artist Friend” ticket for $50.

Details:

You will be responsible for dropping the selected work off at the NURTUREart Gallery in Brooklyn during regular gallery hours (Thursday through Monday from noon to 6 pm) by October 13. There is NO option to drop off work in Manhattan, so please do NOT bring any artwork to Bernarducci Meisel Gallery. No exceptions.  If you plan to ship the work, please be prepared to follow our mailing guidelines and ship early.  We can only accept works via UPS, Fed Ex or another private courier.  No USPS please!  NURTUREart may choose not to display the work if the work arrives damaged, is unfinished or otherwise unfit to be installed, or is not the work of art that was originally submitted for consideration.

Read the full guidelines and begin online submission process on the NUTUREart site.

OPEN CALL-OUT FOR SUBMISSIONS to group exhibition – deadline: 31st May

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Banner Repeater is asking for submissions of works that emanate from artistic practice, as individuals or collectives, as well as other trans-disciplinary working arrangements, for a group exhibition to be held at Banner Repeater in June – August that considers the following:

“When the structure that something takes influences the shape the content takes, and also the ways that people might approach that content and use it, and likewise, the content begins to affect the structure as well” (1), we can begin to understand the binding between humans and technology as a co-evolution.

Of particular interest are new relations that come of issues regarding copyright, patents, trademarks, and the consequences of trade secrets, brought to the fore by digital media.

“Intellectual property rights, at least for patents and copyrights, may be considered rights in ideal objects. Patents can be obtained only for “practical” applications of ideas, but not for more abstract or theoretical ideas.  Philosophical, mathematical or scientific truths cannot be protected under current law on the grounds that commerce and social intercourse would grind to a halt were every new phrase, philosophical truth, and the like, considered the exclusive property of its creator.

But the distinction between creation and discovery is not clear-cut or rigorous.  Nor is it clear why such a distinction, even if clear, is ethically relevant in defining property rights. No one creates matter; they just manipulate and grapple with it according to physical laws. In this sense, no one really creates anything. They merely rearrange matter into new arrangements and patterns. An engineer who invents a new mousetrap has rearranged existing parts to provide a function not previously performed. Others who learn of this new arrangement can now also make an improved mousetrap. Yet the mousetrap merely follows laws of nature. The inventor did not invent the matter out of which the mousetrap is made, nor the facts and laws exploited to make it work.”

For this exhibition Banner Repeater is interested in works that consider how content might be shaped by structural form and vice versa, that appropriate objects, and structures beyond the object, that challenge or critique all, or any of the above ideas, that might address:

the means of production,

and systems of distribution,

legal structures and new issues of copyright,

social media and the production of social relations,

institutional structures,

educational systems,

structures of the gallery, art market, and beyond….
It is worth noting that whilst often these affects are most visible through digital technologies, older technologies may also be of interest here.

Please send your submission to info@bannerrepeater.org with OPEN SUBMISSION in the header by the 31st May.

Successful submissions will be notified by 5th June, and must be able to deliver work to Banner Repeater (where appropriate) on 10th – 12th June, ready for opening on the 14th June.

The open submission fee is £10 (to cover administration costs)–please via the Banner Repeater site link here.

Selecting panel bios: 

Ben Vickers is a writer, network analyst, curator, technologist and luddite. He makes a living and finds a vocation in understanding how systems of distribution, both human and other, come to affect our personal perception of reality. Vickers is currently Curator of Digital at the Serpentine, co-runs LIMAZULU Project Space, is an active member of EdgeRyders, leads Brighton University’s Professional ‘Reality’ Development Program and facilitates the development of unMonastery, a new kind of social space designed to serve the local communities of towns or small cities throughout Europe in solving key social and infrastructural problems.


Alana Kushnir is a freelance curator and art lawyer based in London. She is completing the MFA Curating program at Goldsmiths and prior to this, was working in Melbourne, Australia at the law firm King & Wood Mallesons, where she specialised in competition and intellectual property law. Her curatorial practice and research explores the intersections of intellectual property law, curating and art practices influenced by internet culture. Recent curated exhibitions include TV Dinners at BUS Projects, Melbourne (2012), Acoustic Mirrors (co-curator) at the Zabludowicz Collection, London (2012), Paraproduction at Boetzelaer|Nispen Gallery, Amsterdam (2012) and Fourth Plinth: Contemporary Monument (co-curator) at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2012-13). She has presented her research in a wide range of contemporary art publications and academic journals, including the Journal of Curatorial Studies, Leonardo Almanac and the self-published exhibition-zine, Paraproduction.

Helen Kaplinsky is a London based independent curator, tracing the confluence of contemporary art and the history of design. She has worked with the Arts Council Collection since 2011, having received a fellowship with the collection whilst studying Curating MFA at Goldsmiths University from 2009-11. Upcoming projects include a residency with Flux Factory (NYC), Muscle Memory and Auto Couture (both London). She lectures in Art and Design at City Literacy Institute. Her current research concerns consumer technologies, the Romantic imagination and post-fordism.

Ami Clarke both facilitates the running of Banner Repeater: reading room and project space, on Platform 1, Hackney Downs train station, opening up an experimental space for others, whilst dually sharing the goal in her practice to explore ideas that come of publishing, distribution, and dissemination: how the performance of language increasingly impacts upon daily life.  BR commissions new art-writing for the imprint: UN-PUBLISH ISSN 2045-8266: a series of critical works published on paper, determined by ideas of shifting time and labour relations the co-evolution of humans and technology, that bear witness to epigenetic affects that may come of these new conditions of time.  She is also a co-founder of the Diagram Research, Use and Generation Group (DRUGG).  Upcoming projects include Data-Pool 3, and Low Animal Spirits.

Paris / NYC Artist Studios Database Accepting Submissions

ARTISTS STUDIOS is an online database of the strongest non-represented art in the New York City greater metropolitan area–and, now, Paris. The Artists Studios online database of non-represented art seeks to create an online space in which one can view art that is less accessible than art created by represented artists.

Artist Studios is currently accepting online submissions from artists who wish to be included in the AS | ARTISTS STUDIOS database.

Artists are selected primarily on the basis of their artwork. AS/Artist Studios expects artists to be committed and have a body of completed work. However, they do not require formal training nor education.

To be considered, all applicants must be 1. located in New York City and the greater metropolitan region; 2. not represented by any New York City gallery, and; 3. not enrolled in an academic program. Artists in residency programs may apply.

Applicants should contact submissions@artists-studios.com  if you receive an error response please email info@artists-studios.com with “Submission” in the subject line.

Moreover, provide a brief bio, artist statement, resume or curriculum vitae, maximum of ten images of artwork, and link to website (if applicable).

AS does not review artist portfolios or meet with artists in person until they have received and reviewed applications. Please allow us up to two weeks for response.

Accepted artists must meet with an AS | ARTISTS STUDIOS representative to present artwork. Further details are provided after acceptance.

Jill Conner, founder of AS | ARTISTS STUDIOS, is the New York Editor of WM | Whitehot Magazine as well as the Editor of On-Verge | Alternative Art Criticism, a collaboration between the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and CUE Art Foundation. As an independent curator, Jill is interested in opening discourse for strong art that has been overlooked. Upcoming projects include a curated group exhibition at A.I.R. Gallery in Spring 2013 as well as THAW a group show that will appear at the Dorsky Gallery in November 2013.
Artists Studios on Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/ASArtistStudios

Deadline Monday April 29th for PUNK-SALON Artist Submissions

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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.

DOWNLOADABLE APPLICATION FORM

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.