Collectives and Artist Led Projects: Artist-Created Exhibitions and Events

Individually, many artists work alone to build connections, buyers and collectors. Some artists work with us and use our artist submission services to get news of their available work out to collectors, galleries, and art consultants. Other artists create or join artist collectives for professional reasons, such as to share costs of publicity, exhibition spaces, and to develop a higher group profile.

There is an amazing creative variety in the ways members of various collectives come together to host projects, exhibitions, workshops and events.

The New York based Kolektiv1 art group sells tickets to one night wine, jazz, art, and dancing events to raise awareness and support for kolektiv1’s artists and their spring art shows.

Something Different Art Collective allows you to sign up to receive invitations to their party events.

Kollektiv Gallery not only curates and exhibits art, but instructs artists in the world of Crowdfunding and selling art. Collective Gallery uses Kickstarter to teach new artists how to fund a project. Their Fast Art workshop instructs artists in using empty spaces and making a project happen on any budget.

The Animamus Art Salon, created by the artist Ventiko, puts on such amazing group artist performances that their shows garnered them a feature in Interview Magazine, which you can read here.   Both the Animamus Art Salon and VERB Projects are about art in action and the act of making and participating. The VERB Projects artist led exhibitions and events offer an alternative approach within the contemporary art scene.  Artists spend time in a space creating new art specifically for Verb Projects.  Value is placed upon the artist’s engagement through working with a range of art and non-art sites, the dialogue between art object, the site and the role of the audience in it. Photos on their 12HRS tumblr blog and Up on the 5th floor  and C-PAGES blog document activities in their free pop-up event spaces where artists showcase their work.

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The Vox Populi artist run space in Philadelphia, which was founded in 1988, is an artist collective that seeks to support challenging and experimental work of under-represented artists. Vox Populi’s monthly exhibition schedule includes solo shows of members and guest artists, a curated video lounge, annual guest-curated shows and group shows that provide exposure for emerging artists.

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The Human Figure in Motion: Couples Pillow-Fight, Dance, and Swim Together in Energetic Play in the Paintings of Allen Bentley

 

Sweet Nothings, Allen Bentley

Sweet Nothings, Allen Bentley

 

“Sometimes having a good start to a painting can be like a springboard, launching you forward in the process,” artist Allen Bentley wrote in a recent post on his blog.

Pillow Talk, Allen Bentley

Pillow Talk, Allen Bentley

“Other times the good start creates stress as you try to hold onto the strength of the initial drawing instead of allowing the painting to develop on it’s own.  The beginning gesture of a painting is my favorite part of the process.  Those first few lines can tell you if you have a fight on your hands or a really good ride.  The whole painting can be found in the first few marks.”

Leverage, Allen Bentley

Leverage, Allen Bentley

Allen Bentley is making his mark with images of swimming couples, dancers made of quick, energetic touches and a bedroom series the artist calls Pillow talk.

Catch a Tiger, Allen Bentley

Catch a Tiger, Allen Bentley

His work focuses on the dynamics of the relationship of a couple at play underwater, in the intimacy of pillow fighting, and through the vitality of dance.  All these bodies of work rely on motion, energetic brushwork, and strong color. You may view images of his work on Allen Bentley’s website: www.allenbentleystudio.com
Rolling Through, Allen Bentley

Rolling Through, Allen Bentley

Allen Bentley received his Master’s of Fine Art from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 and his Bachelor’s of Fine Art from Western Carolina University in 1996. Bentley was represented by the Bridgette Mayer Gallery from 2001 to 2013 and is currently showing with F.A.N. Gallery, both in Philadelphia. He has exhibited across the country, with solo exhibitions in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and San Diego. He has shown in the Philadelphia International Airport and in Artworks at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 2009, Bentley had his first solo museum show at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in Wilmington, DE. Bentley lives in Montgomery Village, MD with his wife and children.

Release, Allen Bentley

Release, Allen Bentley

Vox Populi Gallery Artist Collective Accepting Applications for Membership

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Vox Populi Gallery is located on the 3rd Floor of 319 North 11th Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

This artist collective art gallery was founded in 1988,  to support the challenging and experimental work of under-represented artists with monthly exhibitions, gallery talks, performances, lectures, and related programming.

With a rotating membership and a commitment to working collectively, the gallery is a vital forum for the development and exchange of artistic ideas. Vox’s comprehensive exhibition schedule includes solo shows of both member and guest artists, a curated video lounge, annual guest-curated shows, exchanges with peer organizations and group shows that provide critical exposure for emerging artists.

Apply

Link to application for membership: http://voxpopuligallery.org/news/vox-populi-accepting-applications-for-membership/

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Public Art: Red Bull Skateable Artwork and More/ Calls for Artists

4Culture, Seattle / Red Bull Skateable Artwork / Call for Artists

Deadline June 3, 2013
Submission fee  Free
For more information visit:
http://www.4culture.org/apply/index.aspx

Overview

Red Bull, in cooperation with the Seattle Department of Parks & Recreation is looking for an artist to work in collaboration with a world‐class team of experts to design public artwork that is skateable. This is not a skate park – it is first and foremost a work of art. But this is art that invites interaction and participation.

Red Bull is investing in the Seattle community by creating a truly unique public art experience that explores the creative nexus of public space, athletic skill and individual imagination. Red Bull and the Seattle Department of Parks & Recreation have selected a site for the Red Bull SkateSpace in Myrtle Edwards Park, just north of the Olympic Sculpture Park on an elevated knoll with spectacular views to Elliott Bay and the Olympic mountain range. Red Bull SkateSpace will blend art and skateboarding to create unique terrain where the innovation of skateboarders can truly flourish.

Eligibility: Open to professional artists living in WA, OR and BC
Budget: $76,000

Artist Trust / Arts Innovator Awards / Call for Artists

Deadline
June 10, 2013

Overview

The Arts Innovator Award is an unrestricted award of $25,000 given annually to two Washington State generative artists of all disciplines who are originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks and pushing the boundaries in their respective fields. The award recognizes artists who demonstrate innovation in their art practice. This award is funded by The Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation.

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Philadelphia, PA + Art Along the Avenue of Technology: Public Art Residency

Breadboard is launching a dynamic public art residency program to explore the intersection of Art and Technology. Art Along the Avenue of Technology will engage a diverse range of community groups in the Greater Philadelphia region around an innovative artist residency program that will explore contemporary themes of public space, place-making and technology in an urban environment.
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Date: Deadline to apply: June 21, 2013 (4:30pm)
Information: www.breadboardphilly.org

Digital Art Outdoors on Buildings: A Preview Video

One of our store artists, William Phelps Montgomery, has a new digital art video. Several of his digital fine art Lambda prints are available in the Transmedia Artist Amazon Pro Store.

The video is for a moving digital video light display that wraps around the top of the PECO building in the Philadelphia skyline. How cool is that!

Digital Fine Art Print in *Art Styles-Abstraction* Gallery Exhibition Opening Friday

Digital Fine Artist William Phelps Montgomery invites you to the First Friday opening of the group exhibition *Art Styles–Abstraction* at the Projects Gallery, Philadelphia. This exhibition includes the artist’s Lambda print of his digital composition, Untitled #12–pictured below:

 Untitled #12 by William Montgomery available in limited edition on Amazon.com http://amzn.com/B005KC4400

Prints made at PC Colour Lab, LA, CA, USA

5 Open Calls to Submit

The Church at Auvers-sur-Oise

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Open Position for TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PAINTING   

Grizzly Grizzly is Philadelphia project space devoted to emerging and under-represented artists. They have a Call for Entry with a small submission fee of $10. and a deadline of October 1st.

Dave Brown Projects – 3rd Semiannual Competition – Prizes $10,000 Deadline 30 November 2011 Prospectus

Spain: a visual arts award for work in water-based medium on or with paper
Berlin: Right Brain / Left Brain exhibition call for submissions (no fee)