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16th Annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition & Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art

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The Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art, presented by Main Line Art Center in conjunction with the Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, honors approximately three artists annually with an exhibition in the Center's gallery and an award of $1000. This award and associated exhibition program is an effort to support talented contemporary artists, to honor deserving artists in the field, and to encourage excellence and experimentation in artistic practice, presentation, and community involvement. Winners are selected by Main Line Art Center's Board of Artistic Advisors. All adult fine artists are eligible to apply. All mediums are welcome. Artists must attend the opening reception and be present for installation. The application deadline is June 25, 2019. Artists selected to receive the award will be notified in August 2019 and the exhibition will take place in November/December 2019.

© Hanna Vogel, Pyre (Safety), Recipient of the 15th Annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition and Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art

 

Deadline: 
06/25/2019

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$35
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Request for Exhibitions at Cherry Street Pier

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The Delaware River Waterfront Corp (DRWC) is requesting proposals for exhibitions at its newest public space Cherry Street Pier (CSP). DRWC is a nonprofit with a mission to design, develop, program and maintain public amenities along the central Delaware River Waterfront. We aim to transform the waterfront into a vibrant destination for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia.

The organization is excited to use this new attraction on the waterfront to highlight the great art in and around Philadelphia. CSP is a multi-use space with artists-in-residence, numerous public events, video screens, flex spaces, and a 2000-square foot Gallery. DRWC is looking to work with artists, curators, collectives, peer arts organizations, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of background or location to showcase their work in the gallery space for one (1) month intervals.  

Considerations:

  • The Pier is not climate controlled. Exhibitions should be able to withstand wide temperature ranges. Previous successful installations include large mural panels, photographs printed on waterproof paper, dried floral exhibition, and sculpture.
  • The Gallery itself is 2,000 sf and is contained within the larger 55,000 sf CSP. The most successful installations to date show large pieces or multiple pieces that can fill the wall space. There are approximately 120’-0” of wall space available to artists.
  • Please note that the space is constructed from shipping containers and the walls are corrugated metal with a limited number of hanging and installation systems. We strongly recommend looking at the photos below, visiting the site, or contacting us to discuss installation techniques. Artists will be responsible for installing their show in conjunction with DRWC staff.
  • Each show will run for one (1) month. DRWC is looking for exhibitions through the end of Winter 2019.
  • DRWC encourages incoming artists to activate the space by holding events such as receptions, screenings, artist talks, performances, or workshops.
  • The artist will be responsible for the transactions involved in selling their pieces. Artists receive 100% of their sales. DRWC will not take a commission fee.
  • The artist should take into consideration that CSP is a relatively new public space with the potential to see high-volumes of visitors (estimates an average of 20,000 per month).
  • The artist should keep in mind that the public will interact with their art whether or not that is the intention.
  • While  CSP has security during its open hours, the Gallery does not have dedicated security to monitor the pieces. Of note, DRWC is not responsible for damage or loss of property while the exhibition is on the Pier.  

Budget: Up to $500 for installation fees. All shipping and transportation costs are the responsibility of the artist.

  • Funding/support beyond the above is not guaranteed, but we are happy to provide letters of support and will work to connect selected artists with local resources that may provide additional funding/connections.

Location: Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Columbus Blvd. (see picture and map below for Gallery location)

Dimensions: 80’ wide x 24’ deep

Timeline:

  • Friday, May 24th: Proposals due EOD
  • Wednesday, June 7th: Proposals selected and applicants notified

Proposal Details:

  • The proposal should include:
  • A brief bio or description (250 words or less) of the organization/individual
  • 300 word description of proposed exhibition
  • Eight (8) hi-res  images or links to videos
  • Please note if you are planning on holding an opening reception, artist talk, or any other type of activation

Fee for Proposal: None

Selection Criteria: DRWC will use a jury consisting of staff, CSP artists-in-residence, and local artists and arts organization representatives. They will be choosing shows to create a calendar that is:

  • Representative of multiple different types of artistic disciplines
  • Representative of Philadelphia and the region’s artistic communities
  • While all proposals will be seriously considered, highest priority is generally given to those that fully use the uniqueness of our space and offerings.
  • Able to fit within the restraints of the pier (high traffic, environmental conditions, security)
  • Large enough to fill the space
  • Include additional activations of the space such as artists talks or interactive activities
Deadline: 
05/24/2019

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Create! Magazine Call For Art: Summer 2019 Print Edition

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Create! Magazine is an independent contemporary arts magazine focused on highlighting the work of talented emerging and mid-career creatives from across the globe. We are pleased to announce our next call for artists for a custom designed two-page spread in our publication (both print & digital) that will feature your artist biography, website, and two images of your artwork.

 

Have your work seen by our 125,000+ readers and followers around the world, including leading galleries, art fairs, collectors, curators, writers, art consultants, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to put your work out there and connect with a new audience!

 

 

ABOUT THE CURATOR:

 

Nina Blumberg, Art Consultant | Samuels Creative

 

Nina Blumberg is a full-time art consultant at the New York City-based firm Samuels Creative. Outside of work, she fills her time with freelance social media contemporary art clientele and projects, most recently engaging with the art technology space. Nina received her BA in Art History from the University of Virginia and her MA from FIT’s “Art Market: Principles & Practices” program.

 

Nina is also the founder of @Artstagram__,the contemporary art world Instagram account that covers art happenings and exhibitions in NYC and beyond. She enjoys engaging with art on a constant basis in both a personal and professional capacity. She can also be counted on to (overshare) life updates with original content and dad jokes on various social media platforms.

 

ELIGIBILITY: All artists 18+ from both the US and abroad, of all genders, ethnicities, and from all backgrounds are welcome to apply. We accept works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital art, printmaking, fiber/textile art, photography, mixed media, installation, etc. A university degree is not required to participate in our open call.

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: 3+ jpeg images, a text document with a bio and artist statement, website or social media link, and your email address. Please see our Submittable form for further details.

 

SELECTED ARTISTS: If your work is selected by our guest juror, you will receive a custom designed two-page spread in both the print and digital versions of the magazine that will include your artist biography, website, and two images. Published artists will be sent a complimentary digital issue and will be listed as a participating artist in your issue on both our website and social media. We also promote artists individually via blog and social media posts that reach over 125,000 total followers worldwide. All featured artists will automatically be considered for any upcoming curatorial projects, not limited to art fairs, exhibitions, and gallery projects organized by our team.

 

WHERE TO FIND: Print copies of Create! Magazine are available in our online shop and at several global retail locations in London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Wilmington (DE), and more. Digital issues can always be purchased on our website.

 

Deadline: May 31, 2019 (Midnight EST)

Deadline: 
05/31/2019

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30
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Create! Magazine Call for Art: Print Magazine Feature and Gallery Exhibition

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Create! Magazineis pleased to announce an open call for the May/June print issue curated by Paradigm Gallery + Studio.

Selected artists will be published in our international print issue. In addition, published artists may be invited to participate in a group exhibition in 2020 in Philadelphia.

JURY PANEL

Paradigm Gallery + Studio®

Jason Chen and Sara McCorriston

Paradigm Gallery + Studio® exhibits contemporary artwork from around the world with a focus on Philadelphia-based artists. Established February 2010, the gallery began as a project between co-founders and curators, Jason Chen and Sara McCorriston, as a space in which to create artwork, to exhibit the work of their peers, and to invite the members of the community to create and collect in a welcoming gallery setting. To this day the gallery still aims to welcome all collectors, from first time to lifelong, and continues to support accessible work that welcomes a wide audience.

ELIGIBILITY: All international artists 18 and older, of all genders, ethnicities and from all backgrounds are welcome to apply. We accept works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation and more. A university degree is not required to participate in our open call.  

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: 3+ jpeg images, a text document with a bio and artist statement, website or social media link, email address. Please see form for further details.

SUBMISSION FEE: $30 for 3 images (non-refundable)*

(Curatorial fees support our art community and help provide additional opportunities for artists. If you are unable to pay the jury fee, we would love for you to submit to our always-free blog at blog@createmagazine.com so that we may consider it for other opportunities.)

SELECTED ARTISTS: Artists selected by the guest juror will receive a 2-page spread including a brief bio, website, and 2 images in print and digital formats. Published artists will receive a complimentary digital issue and will be listed with images, details and information on our website/social media for life. All featured artists will automatically be considered for any upcoming curatorial projects and exhibitions organized by our team.

WHERE TO FIND: Copies will be available in our online shop and at several global retail locations in London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Philadelphia, Ft. Lauderdale, Wilmington (DE), and more.

Deadline: 
03/31/2019
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Create! Magazine International Print Issue Juried by Margaret Winslow, Curator of Contemporary Art

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Create! Magazine is pleased to announce an open call for the Winter 2019 International Print Issue.

 

About Our Guest Curator

 

Margaret Winslow, Curator of Contemporary Art, Delaware Art Museum

 

Margaret Winslow currently lives and works in Wilmington, Delaware where she is the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Delaware Art Museum. Margaret has curated for the Neuberger Museum of Art and The Delaware Contemporary and assisted with exhibits for the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Her recent exhibitions at the Delaware Art Museum include Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990, Retro-Active: Performance Art from 1964–1987, Anne Truitt: Luminosities, and Once Upon a Time in Delaware: In Quest of the Perfect Book, the most recent installment of Nina Katchadourian’s Sorted Books project. In 2010, she attended Independent Curators International’s Curatorial Intensive in New York and in 2015, she served as juror for Art of the State: Pennsylvania at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Margaret holds a B.A. in Art History from the University of Mary Washington and an M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Art, Theory, and Criticism from SUNY Purchase College.

 

About Create! Magazine 

 

Helping fellow artists is our passion. Our goal is to create a welcoming community through our print issues and online galleries. Aside from releasing our bimonthly editions, we promote artists on our website, social media and connect them to opportunities and gallery exhibitions.

 

Each beautifully crafted edition features inspiring interviews, perspectives, and advice from the top creative professionals. We dedicate a significant portion of the publication to an array of artists selected by guest curators through our calls for art and contests.

 

We are passionate about providing opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists. Each issue is filled with vibrant contemporary art, craft, design, and inspiring stories of the makers behind it.

 

Create! Magazine has been featured by The Jealous Curator, Art Miami Fairs, Apartment Therapy and more.

 

Available in select bookstores internationally.

 

WHERE TO FIND: Copies will be available in our online shop and at several global retail locations in London, New York, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Philadelphia, Wilmington (DE), and more.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Artists 18 and older are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation and more. Artists from all countries are welcome to submit.

 

SELECTED ARTISTS: Artists selected by the guest juror will receive a 2-page spread including a brief bio, website, and 2 images in print and digital formats. Published artists will receive a complimentary digital issue and will be listed with images, details and information on our website/social media for life. All featured artists will automatically be considered for any upcoming curatorial projects and exhibitions organized by our team.  

 

Deadline: November 30, 2018

 

https://createmagazine.com/callforart/

Deadline: 
11/30/2018
Fee Detail: 
30
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DCAD, Terrance Vann presenting works by ‘Local & Famous’ artists

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Painter, illustrator and muralist Terrance Vann is guest-curating an exhibition of more than 50 pieces of contemporary and accessible street art by more than two-dozen artists of note, both locally and beyond, for Delaware College of Art and Design in August. “Local & Famous: A Celebration of Homegrown Talent” will fill DCAD’s Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery from Aug. 3 to 19.

Vann (also known by his Instagram handle of “terranceism”) will co-host the show with fellow Wilmington artist Alim Smith (known as “yesterdaynite” on Instagram). Smith is best known for his iconic “Memes” exhibition, which went viral online and attracted national press attention. Together Vann and Smith are known as The Color Brothers, and the works they’re bringing to DCAD promise to be vibrant.

“This show will challenge the traditional formation of how an exhibition looks, nodding to the popular fairs produced in Miami and New York,” says DCAD gallery and events manager Kelicia Pitts. “It will showcase some of the many homegrown and hidden talents in Wilmington.”

An example of this will be Vann’s own vividly colorful work, which Pitts has long admired and says “aims to portray the surreal world of our imaginations.” Vann received a 2017 Delaware Division of the Arts Emerging Artists Fellowship and has exhibited pieces nationwide. He is thrilled to have been asked to curate such a show at DCAD.

“Talent in this area is just as powerful,” says Vann, who considers “Local & Famous” to be a pop-up art fair. “It deserves to be showcased in this contemporary way.”

Among the artists exhibiting alongside Vann and Smith will be Shanina Dionna, who was a winner in Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean’s international “The Dean Collection 20 St(art)ups” or TDC20 competition. Joining their work will be pieces from the area’s veterans of the art world, including Rick Rockroth, Eunice LaFate, K.O. Simms and many more. Local galleries and tattoo shops also will be represented.

“Local & Famous” will open with a reception from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, in conjunction with Art Loop Wilmington. Van Gogh Vodka, liquor sponsor for the event, will conduct a tasting featuring several signature cocktails. Gallery hours from Aug. 4 to 19 will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

For a full list of “Local + Famous” artists or for other information about the exhibition, contact DCAD communications director Susan Coulby at 302-622-8000 (office), 302-983-5710 (cell) or scoulby@dcad.edu.

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