Sculpture X, Form Finding in the 21st Century





Sculpture X

Form Finding for the 21rst century

William Paterson University workshop and residency

June 3, 2021- June 17, 2021



Imagine being in a group of like-minded creatives working in proximity to create sculpture carved by robot but finished by your hand? We seek to bring together artists, sculptors, designers, architects, and curators to explore robot carving in wood. Working around other artists can inspire and motivate as you discover ideas in a speculative, constructive context.  It’s an opportunity to discover new ideas as well as work with new technologies. That's the spirit and tone that Sculpture X: Form Finding for the 21st Century seeks to provide. 


William Paterson University Center for New Art is now offering a 2 week workshop from June 3, 2021- June 17, 2021 for carving a sculpture (from a wooden block) by robot and then further working it by hand.




Contact information

Michael Rees reesm@wpunj.edu

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Project Studios Art Residency and Solo Exhibition in NYC





The residency will take place November 15, 2020 through January 15, 2021


Application Fee:

For Applications Received 7/25/2020 to 8/15/2020 $20.00

For Applications Received 8/16/2020 to 9/15/2020 $30.00


About the Residency

The Project Studios Residency is a work-only visual art residency focused on production of new artwork within a very well-equipped suite of studios. The artist or artists chosen for the residency will be awarded a solo exhibition at PROTO GOMEZ Gallery in New York City in Spring of 2021. The exhibition will be featured on the PROTO Gallery Artsy page and all social media for PROTO Gallery and PROTO GOMEZ. One to three artists will be selected for the residency and solo exhibitions. Artists working in any media are eligible.

Although the focus of the residency is to produce new artwork in a mostly self-guided manner, there will the availability of consultation and light instruction regarding safe and effective use of the tools and materials within the studios as well as opportunities for studio visits with independent curators and area gallerists, performed in-person or virtually, including Will Hutnick (Ortega Y Gasset Projects and Wassaic Project) Nicholas Cueva (Underdonk) Jen Hitchings (Studio Associate) and Krista Scenna (Ground Floor Gallery), as well as Enrico Gomez and Nick De Pirro of PROTO GOMEZ. These studio visits are intended as a dialogue opportunity about the work being created in the residency with individuals working in the emerging arts field.

The shop spaces at Project Studios are very large and have been configured for optimal social distancing. Project Studios is an active creative community, so depending on availability, artists selected for the residency may be provided with an individual, shared, or common studio. Studio configuration will be developed on a case-by-case basis depending on need and availability as well as safety and comfort. The default space provided will be a college-style semi-private studio within one of the large studio suites. Masks are required. Use of the studios is subject to futuredirectives from New Jersey state government and Hoboken city government related to COVID-19.

Previously, this program was focused on ceramics, and only one artist was awarded a residency. For 2020, when many artists have seen opportunities significantly reduced, we decided to reduce our application fee and broaden the scope and award up to three artists, working in any media.

There is no cost for the residency itself, however artists are expected to acquire their own materials and consumables. If available, a lager private studio beyond what is provided can be rented on a monthly basis at a significant discount. Clay and metal can be purchased via Project Studios.

The studios are located a few blocks from the Hoboken PATH Train station, an easy connection to Lower Manhattan via various subway lines to WTC PATH, or from Brooklyn via the L Train to the 14th Street PATH Station. The studio also has free parking on-site.

Details about Project Studios can be found here: https://tumblr.projectstudiosllc.com/studios

Please note that this residency is work-only. We do not supply housing for artists-in-residence.


Artists awarded the residency will receive:

24-7 Access to the Clay Studio

24-7 Access to the 2nd Floor Gallery and Critique Space

24-7 Access to the Photography Studio

24-7 Access to the Printmaking Studio

Daily access to Welding Shop

Daily access to Wood Shop and Spray Booth

A Studio Space (private or semi-private depending on availability) 24-7 Access

Use of Glazes and Glaze Formulating Chemicals and Glaze Formula Library

Opportunities to Participate in Raku Firings

Free Parking on-site

Studio Visits

A Solo Exhibition at PROTO GOMEZ Gallery, a ground-floor storefront gallery located in the Two-Bridges neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.

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Women Artists Exhibition





art629 Gallery is currently accepting art submissions by women artists in celebration of Women’s History Month. We will be hosting an exhibition of work by women artists with an opening reception on Saturday March 7, 2020 from 7-10pm which will be free and open to the public. 

2020 is the 100-year anniversary of the Suffrage Movement in America. To honor this occasion we are curating a show focused on women’s rights, past and present. We are looking for art that portrays gender equality as well as art that celebrates women. We are also looking for work that represents gender stereotypes and brings awareness to oppression and objectification of women which still exists today. Local artist Brittany James will be curating this exhibition.

Artists may submit up to 5 works via email. Please send high resolution pics in jpg format. All work should be labeled with artists name, title of work, size, medium, and price. Please include a phone number, website, and link to social media in the email along with a short bio and statement or description of work. Deadline to submit work is Monday Feb 10 by midnight.

You will receive a letter of acceptance by February 16 and work must be dropped off, wired and ready to hang, by Monday March 2.  Artists may pick up any unsold artwork on Monday, April 27, 10am-8pm.

For any artwork sold, art629 will retain 50% of the purchase price. By submitting artwork, the artist agrees to allow art629 to use images of the art for purposes of promoting the gallery exhibition. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $10 which includes up to 5 works submitted.


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$10 submission fee for up to 5 images
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Access and Opportunity, Diversity & Inclusion – Call for Entries





Monmouth University’s Pollak Gallery
January 21 – March 13

Acts of injustice, bias, and disrespect, against groups and individuals, continue to play out across our nation. This juried exhibition will feature works that define what it means to be a good citizen in a global context, a person appreciative of all cultures and committed to fairness with respect and equality for all. By looking broadly at access and opportunity for all members of society regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, race, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation we can help everyone recognize, appreciate, and respect difference.

Entry Requirements:

  • Submissions must be entered through CAFÉ (https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6885) and should include: artist statement, images/media of each piece, artist bio and entry fee.
  • Entry fee is $20 for up to 3 artworks.
  • Each artist may submit up to 3 artworks.
  • Mediums accepted include: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, mixed media, small constructions or installations, short films, and crafts.
  • Shipping/drop off of accepted work to Monmouth University is the responsibility of artist

Presentation Guidelines:

  • Only artwork of professional presentation will be accepted.
  • Wall-hung items must be appropriately framed and/or edges adequately finished.
  • Pictures must use sturdy wire as the hanging medium. No saw-tooth hangers or metal eyelets accepted. Frames must be free of defects.
  • Three-dimensional works must be stable to stand on their own or be submitted with adequate display stands.
  • Three dimensional artwork cannot exceed 5’h x 3’w and not weigh more than 75 pounds.

The call for entries closes at midnight on December 2, 2019. Participants will be notified by December 16. The show will run in Monmouth University’s Pollak Gallery from January 21 – March 13, 2020 with an opening reception on February 8 from 6-8 p.m.


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OPEN CALL: Dance Films for The Outlet Dance Project's 15th Annual Festival




The Outlet Dance Project seeks short dance-films that not only show excellence in the genre, but also have connections to site-specificity, architecture, and/or sculpture as well. The festival is open to filmmakers and choreographers everywhere who identify or have identified as women.

Now in its 15th year, the festival features site-specific choreography & dance films and takes place at the internationally renowned sculpture park, Grounds For Sculpture. The Dance on Film Festival takes place on October 3rd, 2019. The Thursday evening screening will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers and choreographers (attendance is not required.) At least three films will be selected to also be screened throughout the entirety of the weekend of October 4-6th.

​The Outlet is committed to supporting all dance and movement forms. We strongly encourage artists from traditionally under-represented or marginalized communities to apply. The festival celebrates the intersections of visual and moving arts, exploring relationships between sculpture and dance, place and movement.


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Studio Montclair Call for Entries: Everyday Objects




Everyday Objects:
Every day we are surrounded by objects that we have relationships with – physical relationships, psychological relationships, sensory relationships. These objects carry a history and a set of meanings that we sometimes share collectively and other times are extremely personal to our individual experiences. Found-object artists investigate these relationships; exploring the inherent beauty in objects and how these objects can have meaning shared by the collective memory of our culture/society.

The formal history of found-object art can be traced back to the Dada and Surrealist movements of the 1910s-1940s, characterized by the reuse of commercial imagery and appropriation of cultural iconography of the Pop artists, and used more recently by such artists as Carl Andre, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, and Willie Cole. 

For "Everyday Objects,” Studio Montclair is looking for artwork that celebrates the found object.  Preference will be given to works that incorporate actual everyday objects into collage, sculpture, or industrial design. In a more limited number, drawings, paintings and other mediums will be considered for inclusion in this exhibit.


M. Gosser is the chief curator and gallery director of the College of Architecture and Design at NJIT. He also runs Art & Artifacts of Newark, a downtown gallery celebrating Newark’s resurgence. He is the vice-president of Newark Landmarks, a preservation and community activist organization, and serves on the executive board of the Jewish Museum of New Jersey.  In his earlier careers, Gosser was an architect, urban planner, photographer, sculptor and installation artist.

About Studio Montclair:
Studio Montclair Inc. is a nonprofit organization of exhibiting professional artists and others interested in the visual arts. Its mission is to promote culture and education in the visual arts and encourage emerging artists. Founded in 1997, the organization has over 450 members including artists throughout the United States, as well as Europe and Asia.


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Non-members may apply, but must pay the annual membership fee of $65 if accepted.
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