The Open Project, UK, Wants Your Art

The Open Project – REGISTER NOW

Are you a West Midlands UK-based artist or maker? If so, The OPEN PROJECT WANTS YOUR ART.

The Open Project is Mac Birmingham‘s innovative re-working of the ‘open’ exhibition format. The Open Project guarantees the regions artists a place to show and sell artwork between 22 August – 8 September in Mac Birmingham’s prominent first floor gallery.

All eligible artwork will also be considered for additional exhibitions by Young Curators as part of Mac Birmingham‘s Next Generation programme. For further information about the project see below.

Register online and read the full details for this event here.

LandEscape International Call for Artists

LandEscape is launching the second edition of “LandEscape Now!”, an international contemporary art competition which introduces 12 works of art by twelve international artists working in various fine arts disciplines.

LandEscape aims at presenting innovative and cutting-edge artworks in contemporary scenario and seeks to support contemporary creation worldwide through the advertising of works of art which focus more particularly on the theme of landscape in all the accepted meanings of the word and the recognition of the fundamental role which the landscapes of any kind have in the composition of an artwork. This will be a recurring theme, but not the only one, since LandEscape is open to a large variety of submissions including, but not limited to:

– Photography
– Painting
– Video art
– Interactive art installations
– Audio / Sound
– sculpture
– body art
– street art
– spoken word

The contest is open to all artists or groups of artists and professionals who are at least 18 years old, from any country: selected works will be published in the next issue of our art review LandEscape

Submission guidelines

Prospective participants must submit an artist’s statement (max 700 words) describing their works and short biographical notes (CV)
The statement may include any additional attachments (video, photos) for a thorough evaluation.
Submissions should be written in English.
The abstract must be submitted as PDF (or RTF / DOCX document) to

LandEscape submission does not require entry fee, but selected works will be asked for asymbolic 10€ contribution which includes publication on the next issue of LandEscape Art Review with a personal interview

Deadline: Sat Apr 27th, 2013

Kinkade paintings as holiday gifts

Kinkade painting gifts

Thomas Kinkade paintings came from the mind of an artist who was a devout Christian. Though he has been criticized for commercializing his art, Kinkade’s prolific career as America’s most collected living artist spanned thirty years.

Born in 1958 in Placerville, California, Thomas Kinkade (January 19, 1958 – April 6, 2012) began making his living as an artist since co-writing the best-selling book The Artist’s Guide to Sketching. He and a college friend produced the book after a summer sketching tour. The success of the book brought notoriety for Thomas Kinkade. Paintings and other art were soon his sole source of income.

Kinkade paintings are a great gift to anyone and the artist is often referred to as the “Painter of Light.” His style is generally pastoral and realistic, with a touch of idyllic brought in with his use of light and shadow. It is estimated that one in ten homes in America has Thomas Kinkade paintings, prints or other form of art.

The Gates of Coeur d’Alene community will allow homeowners to go beyond hanging Kinkade art in their homes and actually live inside it. The first five homes will be based on the following Thomas Kinkade paintings.

Beyond Autumn Gate

This painting came about when Kinkade revisited a gate he had painted many years before and entitled Autumn Gate. On the second visit, he stepped through the gate to see the manor beyond. He considered the larger manor to be a nice departure from the small cottages featured in most of his work.

Blessings of Spring

Featuring a Victorian manor that is an actual inn in England, this home will be stately and impressive. Kinkade discovered the house while on a walk and was pulled to it as he imagined guests arriving in carriages, dressed in their finest.

Gardens Beyond Spring Gate

Painted just prior to his 40th birthday, Thomas Kinkade calls the gardens in this painting his idea of Eden. The house is really just a backdrop, a gateway to enter the “loveliest imaginable setting for a civilized life.”*

Lamplight Manor

Part of the Lamplight Lane series, Lamplight Manor features a large manor on the brook Windemer. Kinkade himself pictures the inside with “sweeping spiral staircases, the luxurious tapestries, and the dignified library.”

Winsor Manor

Thomas Kinkade painted Winsor Manor on the occasion of his third daughter’s birth. Named after her, the “great house looms before us, its sweeping gables forming a dramatic ‘W’.” He considers this manor the perfect setting for gathering family and friends together.

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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:

Contact Gallery Coordinator, Matt Shelton at or 804.643.1708 if you have any questions.

New Gallery Space in the UK Shows National and International Artists

English: Armoury Towers, Barracks Square, Macc...

English: Armoury Towers, Barracks Square, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Three days ago, I posted a call for a new art exhibition space in a boutique nightclub in San Francisco. For this post, the call for artist submissions is for a new art gallery space within a piano store in Cheshire England–the Marburae Art Gallery.

Marburae Art Gallery is a new gallery space in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England dedicated to contemporary visual Arts. The gallery also sells art online via their Buy Art Online section of their website.

The Art Gallery was founded in 2011 to create an exciting mix of music and visual arts in a combination that is accessible to Artist’s and Art lovers but also to the lay person. Marburae Art Gallery shows national and international Artists.

Located within Shackleford Pianos Cheshire, the gallery space is flooded with natural light due to a glass ceiling, allowing perfect viewing conditions for artwork. There is also a varied collection of small, darker rooms for pieces that require intimacy.

Please explore the website for more information about Marburae Gallery’s exhibitions, past present and future. You can find all the details about Artists that have exhibited with the art gallery, discover Art, Art galleries and Art studios in Macclesfield and surrounding areas such as Manchester and find out exactly where we are based.

Marburae Art Gallery of Macclesfield, Cheshire would like to receive submissions and proposals for both 2D and 3D artworks for exhibitions in 2013. Marburae Art Gallery specialises in contemporary visual arts and is an unconventional space for Artists to have the chance to show their current practice in a stimulating environment that combines both music and the arts.

If your work is engaging, dynamic and captivating then contact us for the chance to take part. Please send your submission before 20th August 2012

There will be no submission fee and only a commission of 25% on all works sold.  We will ask for the Artist’s mailing lists later in the process to allow us to promote the exhibitions as much as possible and to begin a network of mailing lists between Cheshire galleries to promote the arts locally and nationally.

For the chance to exhibit, be it existing work or a proposal for new project then please send 10 images of your work to along with the title, dimensions, price inclusive of 25% commission and any specific requirements for hanging. Also a brief statement about you and your work. – Applications without this information will not be reviewed.

Please send your submission before 20th August 2012 and the gallery will contact you by 1st September 2012 to confirm whether your application has been accepted.

Marburae Gallery

London Gallery: Call for Artist Submissions

open submissions on theme Arbeit Gallery London  has an open call for submissions.

PLAN.OPEN is an innovative series of group exhibitions at the new Arbeit Gallery. International and UK-based emerging artists working in 2D and 3D are invited to submit work. The theme is decided on a monthly basis and judged by representatives of Arbeit Gallery. The exhibitions are open to everyone with a low submission fee of £5 to create equal opportunities. The first group of selected PLAN.OPEN artists launched the concept at Arbeit gallery in April 2012. The artist selection was based on the quality of the work entered over previous experience or awards. For the first exhibition artists submitted work on their interpretation of the theme of Formation.

The current call for submission invites artists to explore and stretch the dichotomy between the Hidden, the Exposed and everything in-between in PLAN.OPEN. Hidden/Exposed.

The Exhibition will be in early August 2012.

The selection will be foremost based on the quality of the work entered, over previous experience or awards. For the second exhibition artists are invited to submit work on their interpretation of the theme of Hidden/Exposed.

PLAN.OPEN will be awarding solo exhibitions to outstanding candidates, as well as feature pages on the website, newsletter and a low standard industry commission on sales for all exhibitors. Arbeit creates an affordable platform to showcase artwork and forge interdisciplinary relationships with other artists, as well as gaining exposure from the gallery’s involvement with East London’s First Thursdays.

The deadline for submission is 5pm on 15/06/2012

There is a £10 (£5 concession) administration fee for entering up to three works (three images).

Find more gallery calls for artist submissions in our Artist Marketing Resources list.

Call for Audio Works: Radiauteur #2 – The Love Issue

Radiauteur  invites submissions of new or existing audio works of all aesthetic persuasions, and/or articles, on the issue of radio and love for the second issue of Radiauteur.

Deadline for submissions: 5th of December 2011

Radio artworks and articles are expected to show evidence of critical thinking and engagement with contemporary and historical radio art practices and theory, addressing a range of questions and topics such as the use of radio to mediate human relationships, the acoustic representation and transmission of affect, the sense of community and belonging via the radiophonic experience, among others.

Please send your submissions to: info[at]

Format: mp3

If the files to be submitted are bigger than 12 mb please upload it via cloud computing and send a link for download.

Works can also be sent via postal mail to:

F.A.O. Ray Ganz

Centre for Cultural Studies

Goldsmiths, University of London

New Cross

London SE14 6NWUK

The selected works will be included in  the second issue of Radiauteur, to be published online on the 9th of January 2012 and broadcast at a surprise venue.


Photograph of the National Media Museum, Bradf...

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National Media Museum (photo at right)
Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 1NQ

The National Media Museum in partnership with FutureEverything has announced a £10,000 open commission available for a new, groundbreaking artwork to premiere at the launch of Life Online, the world’s first gallery to explore the social, technological, and cultural impact of the internet and the web. Up to £10,000 is available for the artwork, which includes the artist, production and development fees.

Life Online opens in the National Media Museum in March 2012. The first exhibition is titled [Open Source]. The Life Online exhibition [Open Source] will open in a brand new custom-built gallery on the Museum’s 7th floor.

The deadline for artist submissions is Wednesday 27th July

Detailed information: