CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS for 2018 Season Deadline May 1st



Honfleur Gallery & Vivid Solutions has a CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS for their 2018 season in Honfleur Gallery and Vivid Solutions Gallery.

Applications are due May 1, 2017.

To Apply for Honfleur and Vivid Solutions Gallery artist should submit a portfolio via email by May 1, 2017 that includes the following:
• 5-20 JPEG images and/or videos (3 minutes or less in duration) of relevant work
o Indicate if work will be included in the exhibition, or if images are representative of new work that has yet to be produced
o Label with artist’s name and title of the work (e.g.
o Optional: Include dimensions, materials, year completed, and other pertinent information in a separate document
• Artist Statement
• Exhibition Description
• Current resume/CV
• Short bio
• Proposal for at least one related program (panel discussion, artist talk, workshop) costing one hundred dollars or less to execute
• Support information (URL of artist’s website or social media, articles, reviews, related press, past projects, etc.)
( If submitting as a curator, please include a list of artist names and Curatorial Statement)

Find full submission details (including email address to send submissions) on the gallery website here and in our e-list of art galleries here.


Online Catalog of Prints and Photographs

Some artists openly comment on their reference materials–such as Shepard Fairy who has used vintage Russian posters as resources for his art-making.

Many other artists wish to keep their reference sources hidden. Perhaps with some digging, you can uncover some of the obscure images for your personal use within the United States Library of Congress in Washington DC– a massive collection that comprises tens of millions of books and manuscripts as well as 15 million prints and photographs. The good news is that the images are free to download.

Through the website you have access to the online catalog Prints and Photographs that consists of 69 very diverse collections, including 18th century British cartoons, 19th century American baseball cards, old Japanese prints, theater posters, black and white photographs of the Middle East, promotional posters from the First World War and of course beautiful pictures of recent American history.

Unfortunately, not all collections are accessible online. But the images of the collections that are available are often very large TIFF files for download, making them perfect for large format printing.

How do you go about a search within such a massive collection? If you only want large images, here is a research tip. Once you click on one of the 69 collections, you are taken to a page “About this collection”  in the left column. Above is ‘View All’. If  you click on *view All*,  you will be shown all the images. If you select the check box ‘Larger image available’, only the large files come up.

New Calls for Artists w/July-August Deadlines

“Art in the Box

Installation art at the Fairgrounds

The Fairgrounds at the National Stadium, Washington DC area, USA, has an opportunity for 10 artists to participate in a Art Installation with 10 Containers at the complex.

Selected artists will have full access to create an interactive art installation patrons will visit interact with.  Along with the installations, artists can showcase and sell their

work in the market place area.

No specific theme, innovative, original, and site-specific installations welcome. Artists and curators are invited to submit proposed work, in 2D and 3D media, including

but not limited to drawing, painting, pastel, printmaking, photography, mixed media, and sculpture.

Plan your installation to take advantage of the window’s unique space: which includes large street facing glass panels to the street, side door and open doors to the back.

There will be a 3 month series of art events around which the installation art will be the focus.  Opening reception is tentatively the end of July and closing reception is October 5th.


Interested artists please submit:

Detailed Description of Proposed Project.

A detailed Artist Statement

Visual documentation: 20 images maximum. Please include only recent work that is relevant to the proposed exhibition.

Image files should be in JPEG format

Please submit your complete application to

The Franz and Virgina Bader Fund gives grants to visual artists so they can concentrate on their art. Artists 40 years old and older
are invited to apply. Read restrictions and full details here:

The Sketchbook Show is open to all artists.

  The Sketchbook Show Exhibition dates:Friday 24 August – Friday 28 September 2012This exhibition will document daily practice and all the little things artistsrecord that start them off on creative paths.

Submission information

Submissions are open to any style of sketchbook that you consider as part of your

everyday art-making experience.

The exhibition can accommodate myriad book styles— those that need to be

under plexi-glass for delicate display,

those that students and visitors can actively participate in, those that people

can peruse freely.

Interested in participating?

email allyson at

with 2-3 scans or photographs of select sketchbook pages.


Deadline: Wed Aug 22nd, 2012

Branson, New House Gallery

39 Fernhill Ave

Ross, California 94957

United States of America

Sketchbook Delivery Options:

Books can be dropped off on Monday 20 August at the Douglas Fine Arts Complex.

f you choose to mail your book, they must be postmarked by Wednesday 22

August 2012. Please mail them to:


attn: Allyson Seal, sketchbook

39 Fernhill ave

ross, ca 94957

You may also chose to drop your book off with Allyson Seal in San Francisco

(17th street & Potrero in the Mission) on Friday 17 August from 1pm-8pm.

Washington Project for the Arts New Call For Artist Submissions

Coup D’Espace: Palimpsest – For All Media Exploring The Theme Of Layers Of InformationThe exhibition call is open to all artists regardless of geographic location.Location: Washington Project for the Arts, 2023 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Curators: Steven H. Silberg, independent artist & Lecturer of Fine Arts at UMBC and Neil C. Jones, independent artist & Professor at MICA and Anne Arundel Community College

Submission Deadline: Monday, July 16, 5pm EDT
Exhibition Dates: November 2 – 30, 2012
Opening Reception: November 2, 2012, 6-8pm

We live in a society of layers. Information is plied upon other information. Metadata automatically becomes part of every digital image. Museum exhibitions now include QR codes for additional information. The recent Experimental Media 2012 exhibition included them. The National Gallery and the Museum of Natural History use them. They are ubiquitous.

But what if the QR code became the contemporary representation of information? What if this encoded symbol displaced the original information? It wouldn’t be the first time that newer “text” has superseded the old. Throughout the history of the written word, parchments and vellum have been scraped clean of their original text and reused. Over time, that original text (the scriptio inferior) resurfaces through natural means or scientific research. An immediate relationship between the original text and new text is constructed through their juxtaposition.

For this exhibition, curated by Steven H. Silberg and Neil C Jones, artists are invited to submit artwork in any medium that explores the concepts of Layering and Information. Artists are encouraged to think beyond just the techniques of layering (i.e., Photoshop).

Selected artworks (once physically received) will be documented and hosted in an online archive. Each artwork’s documentation will be assigned a QR code. Each work of art will then be obliterated, white-washed, scraped away, etc, leaving few remnants of the original artwork.

The appropriate QR code will then be transferred the original “surface” of the obliterated artwork. With the original archived to history, the new work will be an abstract geometric form. However, through the aid of technology (a QR Code Reader), the original artwork can resurface. It is this new, altered work that will be exhibited.

Submission Process:
The exhibition call is open to all artists regardless of geographic location.
All submissions must be received by Monday, July 16, 5pm EDT.

Submit Online Here:

In addition to title, year, and dimensions of the work, please include the following:

  • For physical artworks, please submit up to 2 images of your artwork. Images should be submitted as .jpg, 72 dpi and no longer than 7” on the longest side.
  • For time-based and non-physical artworks, please submit as a link to where this work can be seen online. (Artists who prefer to submit this documentation on DVD may contact Blair Murphy at
  • A detailed description of the materials used in the artwork. (For example, do not just list “digital print”; but, instead, list the type of paper and type of printer used to make that digital print.) These details will aid in the preparation of the artwork for exhibition.
  • A short artist statement describing the relation of this artwork and/or your relationship as an artist to the layering of information. This may be submitted as a text document, .doc or .pdf file.

Selected artists must agree to have their work documented for this exhibition.
Selected artists must agree to have their work destroyed as part of this exhibition.
Selected artists are responsible for shipping / delivering their work to and from WPA.
Artworks may be listed for sale and the altered work will sell at that price.

Deadline for receipt of submissions: Monday, July 16, 5pm EDT
Notification to all artists by: Friday, August 3
Accepted artists must deliver their work to WPA between Monday, August 20 and Friday, August 24
Opening Reception: Friday, November 2, 2012

All questions and inquiries may be addressed to Steven H Silberg or Blair Murphy at


Deadline: Mon Jul 16th, 2012

Washington Project for the Arts
2023 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20036
United States of America


Options 2011 Call for Artist Entries

Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is a non‐profit organization that has been in existence since 1975.

Their 15th biennial exhibition of emerging and unrepresented artists is titled  OPTIONS 2011. The WPA Call For Entries is for work in all media, including installation, performance and new media, from
artists from the Mid‐Atlantic region of the USA–including Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Monday, June 20, 2011 at midnight   EXHIBITION DATES: September 15 – October 29, 2011

LOCATION: Downtown DC    PerksA catalogue will be produced to accompany the exhibition. Participating artists will receive a $300 stipend.



Pittsburgh: R. WEIS – Compositions of Manipulated Sound

R. Weis, in collaboration with photographer Arthur Tress, created the sound for Requiem for a Paperweight that has been presented in installation form along with the physical photographs (view installation shots,  and as a two-projector slide show, originally at University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach.  It has since traveled to The Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery in NYC, to German museums including The Ludwig Forum – Stadt Aachen, and in slide-show form at the 1994 CMJ Music Marathon in NYC.  The sound score for Requiem for a Paperweight was also heard as part of Arthur Tress’ retrospective “Fantastic Voyage, Photographs 1956-2000” at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

“…a richly textured, haunting vision of life in the future…a dazzling morality play, its hero, the Everyman of late-20th-century corporate life. A stereotypically overworked, anonymous cog in the Japanese business machine, the protagonist exists in a high-tech, migraine-inducing netherworld of garish neon color, charts and lab equipment, glossy ads, and business statistics. Haunted by shadowy memories of family and childhood and elusive promises of health and happiness, he faces a future in which bankruptcy, unemployment, and forced retirement are the preludes to his own cosmic apotheosis in death. His desperate search for meaning is met only with shiny, deceptive dreams.
“Enhanced by the score of composer R. Weis, who works with language and manipulated sound, the installation format works brilliantly for Tress. The dark-painted walls and vivid light reinforce the impression that we are witnessing, as in a medieval chapel, a kind of contemporary morality play.” 
Peter Clothier
, ArtNews, 3/95

Requiem for a Paperweight Part One

Read the full article by Marie Kazalia, at: