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Repurposeful: The Art of Collage & Assemblage

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After a year of social isolation, we’ve re-engaged with our local communities and learned that through cooperation there is power to effect change. RePurposeful speaks to a renewed knowledge of our interdependence, and will serve as a celebration of the alchemy that occurs when bringing disparate and diverse parts together to create something new, better, more beautiful, and more purposeful.

What kind of "collage and assemblage" work are we seeking?

We are looking to review both traditionally defined collage and assemblage. We are also looking for work that pushes these formal boundaries but is related to collage and assemblage in spirit. For instance, textile works like quilts are welcome for submission.

In addition, we are looking for interactive art pieces that exhibition attendees can participate in creating. Community Collage or tapestry ideas? Please share your ideas with us!

Key Dates

Deadline to submit: Midnight, August 27, 2021
Artwork Drop Off: September 8-10
Opening Night: October 1, 2021
Exhibition runs through December 31, 2021

*There is no fee to enter, and artists can submit up to 3 collages/assemblages or one interactive art piece for review.
 

Jurors

Chris Boettcher is the Director of Randall Museum and the Manager of SF Rec & Park Cultural Division.

Felisia Castañeda served seven years as an Education Specialist and Supervisor for the Recology Artist-in-Residence program. currently works as a Senior Associate at HF&H Consultants where she supports local jurisdictions with implementing robust recycling and composting programs.

Jeanne Gerrity is the Deputy Director and Head of Publications at the Wattis and has written for such publications as Artforum, Art Agenda, and Frieze.

Christine Koppes is the Curator and Director of Public Programs at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) San José, where she organizes exhibitions and public programs that explore the critical issues of our time through the lens of contemporary art, with an emphasis on emerging and mid-career California artists.

Mansur Nurullah is a Bay Area textile artist who transforms materials that are bound for the trash into tapestries, bags, dolls, and wallets.

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08/27/2021

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Juried "BASL" Group Exhibition

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Voss Gallery is accepting entries for "BASL (Bay Art Seekers Lounge)," a group exhibition dedicated to amplifying the diverse voices of the Bay Area’s creative community. Submit up to three works that best represent your signature artistic style; all themes and subject matter welcome. A ‘Juror’s Choice’ award and two honorable mentions will be selected by guest juror, Cecilia Chia. The exhibition is on view December 2, 2020 - January 31, 2021. An award ceremony and exhibition preview with the juror will be held virtually on Instagram Live (@vossgallery) on Thursday, December 3rd, 6-7PM PST. Stay tuned for more information about our VIP evenings to view the work in person in an elevated and fun atmosphere.

IMPORTANT DATES:
*Deadlines for Entries: Sunday, Nov. 22nd (11:59PM)
*Notification by Email: Tuesday, Nov. 24th
*Delivery of Selected Works: November 25 - 29th, 12-6PM or by appointment (will be coordinated via email)
*Return of Unsold Work: January 31 - February 6th, 12-6PM or by appointment (will be coordinated via email)

ACCEPTED ARTWORK:
*All work must be 10 x 10 inches (and may not exceed 10 inches off the wall)
*All mediums are welcome to apply - must be ready to hang securely on wall (no freestanding sculptures)
*Entry Fee is $10 for one submission and $15 for up to three works
*Artists must be 18 + years and have a relationship to the San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, & Sonoma)

Please contact Voss Gallery at info@vossgallery.art or 415-234-3691 with any questions. APPLY HERE.

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A ‘Juror’s Choice’ award and two honorable mentions will be selected by guest juror, Cecilia Chia.
Prizes Details: 

A ‘Juror’s Choice’ award and two honorable mentions will be selected by guest juror, Cecilia Chia.

Deadline: 
11/22/2020

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Fee Detail: 
$10 for 1 work & $15 for up to three submissions
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Artness Contemporary Art Magazine Cover Contest

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“Artness Contemporary Art Magazine” proudly announced : We are currently accepting submissions for Cover Contest. The theme is for this issue : ”FREEDOM AND SOCIAL CHANGE”. Monthly publication created to showcase the art and artists from all around the world. A call for submissions is on NOW!


We look forward to seeing your artwork!

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Publishing on Artness Contemporary Cover !

Deadline: 
03/15/2020

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15€
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stARTup San Francisco Art Fair 2020: Call for Artists

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stARTup Art Fair San Francisco is a contemporary art fair for independent artists.

Our three-day fair is April 24-26, 2020 at the fun and retro Hotel del Sol, within walking distance to the nearby SF Art Market gallery fair. Exhibiting artists will have a unique opportunity to expose new work to a myriad of collectors, curators, gallerists, art consultants, and writers who will be coming to the city for a weekend of contemporary art.

The core mission of stARTup Art Fair is to provide a marketplace that gives artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms.

Deadline to apply is February 9, 2020. Those selected from the open application process will each take over a hotel room for the course of three days to present a solo show of their work. Applicants will have their work reviewed by an impressive Selection Committee of art world professionals:

Andrew Rafacz, Owner Director, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago

Michelle Nye, Director, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco

René de Guzman, Senior Curator of Art, Oakland Museum of California

Danielle Fox, Owner/Director, Slate Contemporary Gallery, Oakland

At stARTup, you take control of your career and create your own success.

Install your artwork, make your own sales, speak directly to potential collectors and art world professionals and unlike most contemporary artist fairs, and keep 100% of your sales. Exhibitor fees include:

•           4 nights at the hotel

•           Complimentary fair passes your guests

•           A personal artist page on the stARTup website

•           Discounted valet parking

•           PR, advertising, and marketing through our newsletter, ad buys, and social media channels

•           Curatorial and professional development support in the weeks before and after the fair

•           Automatic acceptance to our leading online sales partner, Artfinder and newest art discovery platform, Wescover

Prizes Details: 

Best Artist Award: Automatic acceptance to next fair plus:

1st Place: $2000 off exhibitor fees

2nd Place: $500 off exhibitor fees

3rd Place: $250 off exhibitor fees

Deadline: 
02/09/2020

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Open Call: Superfine! Art Fair | SF 2020

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Superfine! Art Fair is coming to San Francisco for four days of connecting with collectors, selling art, and market-building at the country’s top artist-driven fair. Business-minded artists, curators, collectives, and galleries may apply to join us at Fort Mason Center Gallery 308. An easy, efficient exhibition guided by our expert curators culminates in 4-8,000 pre-qualified future art buyers joining you for the four days of the fair, and 25% of these making a significant art purchase. Expect to be surrounded by not only the best of emerging contemporary art, but the top marketing minds in the industry as you learn the secrets of art sales success in the San Francisco art marketplace. 

Note: Superfine! takes no commission on any artwork sold, either in person at the fair or via our online E-Fair.

Location: Fort Mason Center Gallery 308, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123

Fair Dates: Wednesday, February 27 - March 1, 2020

Application Deadline: Final deadline February 12, 2020. However applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, so don’t delay. Spaces will be sold out before January and all booth sizes and configurations are in limited quantity.

Past Superfine! Media Features

The Cut

Bedford + Bowery

Washington City Paper

Here's what you can expect from Superfine! SF:

  • 4-8,000 unique visitors during the four days of the fair.
  • 25% of our visitors make a significant ($100-$2,500+) art purchase.
  • An easy, efficient exhibition guided by our expert curators.

A Year of Exhibitions in One Week

  • Connect with collectors in a friendly, welcoming space designed as the ideal environment to discover, buy, and sell art.
  • Innovative cost-saving and cost-spreading financing options that work with every artist's budget to make exhibiting and selling a reality.
  • Opportunities for features in Superfine!'s earned (press + PR), owned (website, blog, and social), and paid (advertising) media.

Make art. Sell art. We do the rest.

  • The smartest and most sophisticated marketing engine in the industry.
  • A professional, courteous, and knowledgeable team of experts guiding you every step of the way.
  • Lead-up webinars and curatorial guidelines geared towards success.

Booths & Pricing

  • 8 linear feet - $2,000
  • 12 linear feet - $3,000
  • 16 linear feet - $4,000
Deadline: 
02/12/2020

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$40.00 application
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Mural Honoring HIV Long Term Survivors

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Openhouse invites artists to submit qualifications and ideas for the design and implementation of a mural project at the Openhouse Community Center in San Francisco, the heart of a new, long-awaited housing complex for LGBTQ Seniors. The mural will honor and celebrate HIV Long Term Survivors, and create a welcoming environment for community members and visitors.

Deadline: 
05/22/2019

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