Made in Hungary: Ildikó Kalapács, Featured Flootie Artist of the Week

Made In Hungary, Ildiko K

Made In Hungary, Ildiko Kalapacs


Ildikó Kalapács is a Hungarian-American visual artist living in Washington state. Her richly layered works, such as her self-portrait, Made In Hungary, reflect her personal explorations of identity through the cultural diversity of her life experiences, and her interest in body language, gender roles, and the human condition.

Time, Ildiko Ka

Time, Ildiko Kalapacs

In addition to her paintings, Ildiko creates three-dimensional art– mostly ceramic works, with some mixed media and bronze pieces. 
Digital, Ildiko Kalapacs

Digital, Ildiko Kalapacs

Her public art project, The Bearing Public Sculpture Project, in Spokane, Washington, is a life-size bronze sculpture depicting a woman carrying a man in a basket balanced on her head. The man in the basket is holding a military rifle. The work is meant to be a thought-provoking metaphor for the strength of the human spirit under the weight of war. The sculpture has the partial funding of a grant from the Puffin Foundation, but more funding is still needed to complete the project.

View more of Ildiko’s paintings and sculpture in her Flootie portfolio here.
Watch a video interview of Ildikó Kalapács with Dean Cameron, host of Flootie TV, Episode 3:


2 Calls for Sustainable Art


WEST Summit/Showcase Call for Art

Deadline Extended: Tuesday, February 12, 2013,  5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) is seeking artwork for our annual WEST (Water Energy Smart Technology) Summit and Showcase, which is an initiative to solicit, review, publicize and showcase solutions that can be executed to have a real impact at a global level. With a projected attendance of up to 600 participants, SSV is asking artists to submit digital images of their artwork that visually demonstrate the principle or act of sustainability, and help inspire change during this pivotal time. Submitted artworks will be reviewed for relevance to the topic prior to acceptance. Accepted works will be displayed either digitally or in-print format at the Summit. All accepted artworks may also be used for other marketing initiatives, including the on-going SSV sustainability awareness campaign.

No entry fee.

Artists of all levels are eligible to apply. Students are encouraged.

Questions? Contact Patricia Walsh at

How to Apply:   To view the Complete Call for Art and How To Apply go to:

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Call for Proposals: 2013 I-Park Environmental Art Program

The I-Park Foundation (East Haddam, CT/USA) announced its fourth international, multi-disciplinary Environmental Art Biennale to be held on September 21, 2013. The event will be preceded by an onsite residency. I-Park is seeking original, site-responsive projects from the following fields: visual arts, music/sound sculpture, performance, moving image/photography, architecture, landscape/garden design, language arts and inter-disciplinary practice. Successful applicants will be awarded an artists’ fee of $2,000 as well as limited transportation reimbursement. For full details:

Compensation:   $2000

How to Apply:   Follow link to SlideRoom application:

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