Dance on Film Festival. Deadline September 28.



We seek short dance-films that not only show excellence in this genre, but also have connections to site-specificity, architecture, and/or sculpture as well. For 2022, we are particularly interested in screen-dance exploring environment, climate change (and all that entails), earth, clay, mud, soil, ceramics, fragility, histories, etc. We are interested in how site-specific films can be connected through those themes with two exhibits at Grounds For Sculpture: Fragile: Earth by The Color Network, which frames artists’ reflections on social, environmental, and individual perceptions of fragility through the unique materiality of clay and ceramics and The Village Potter by Roberto Lugo.

The festival is open to filmmakers and choreographers everywhere who identify as women or a marginalized gender. We strongly encourage the BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and Disabled community to apply.

The Outlet Dance Project is an annual festival of artists sharing their vision through site-specific dance and film at Grounds For Sculpture – an internationally renowned contemporary sculpture park. In its 18th year, it is one of the largest, most popular, and well-attended dance festivals in New Jersey. The festival celebrates the intersections of visual and moving arts, exploring relationships between sculpture and dance, between place and movement.

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all selected films receive a modest honorarium
Grounds For Sculpture 80 Sculptures Way Hamilton, NJ USA

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On the Surface

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Studio Montclair is currently seeking submissions for the exhibition “On the Surface,” which will be on view from October 28 through November 26, 2022 at Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ.

Artists have stretched, manipulated, and morphed the surface in ways that challenge traditional ideas of what art can be. While surface articulation may range from flat to sculptural, there is a visual tension between the actuality of the object and the space that is simultaneously perceived. Using a variety of materials, artists are building up the plane and playing with dimensionality. They are also creating an illusion of three-dimensionality, which may require the viewer to become aware of his or her sense of form, mass, and space. Other artists allow the materials and process to create a surface that engages the sense of touch as well as sight, or they may use transparency to enable the viewer to penetrate the surface. From a limitless interiority to a built-out exterior space, the viewer experiences many aspects of spatial ambiguity as well as the intriguing intersection of medium, surface and illusion. For “On the Surface,” Studio Montclair is looking for artists who are examining the limitless boundaries of the two-dimensional and three-dimensional plane.

Shazzi Thomas received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bard College in 2004. Her abstract paintings have been exhibited at Longwood Art Gallery, Broome Street Gallery, Eleven Ten Gallery, Brooklyn Artists Gym, and The Painting Center in NYC. Her work addresses the inter-relationship between design and chaos, and the parallels between our external and internal environments.

Thomas has curated numerous exhibitions at Broome Street Gallery in Soho. In 2008, she gave a lecture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on the artist Georgia O'Keefe in conjunction with the exhibition Through Our Eyes: Wuppertal/New York. Most recently, she gave a lecture at The Maryland Institute College of Art addressing making your own luck in the art world and managing a non-profit organization. She curated the exhibitions Cultivate Your Own Garden, About Face, I Am My Best Work, and One in a Year at The Painting Center. and the NYAE 2020 Members Invitational at Equity Gallery.

She served as a juror for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and the Golden Educators Residency. In 2021, she was a guest juror for the 11th Biennial Alexander Rutsch Award. In 2022, she was offered the opportunity to nominate an artist for the prestigious Heinz Award.

Shazzi Thomas has been the Director of The Painting Center in Chelsea for 17 years. She is the Co-President of the Drawing Rooms in Jersey City and works as an assistant at Michelman Fine Art.

Studio Montclair Gallery 127 Bloomfield Ave Montclair, NJ 07042

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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

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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

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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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