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Mendocino Open Paint Out - A Plein Air Festival

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Mendocino Art Center’s
MENDOCINO OPEN PAINT OUT – A PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL
on Northern California's Beautiful Mendocino Coast September 24–26, 2021 Registration is Now Open!

The Mendocino Art Center (MAC) hosts the Mendocino Open Paint Out (MOPO), a plein air festival established in 2013. The Mendocino Coast, located along a beautiful expanse of the Pacific Ocean in northern California, is a spectacular setting to paint en plein air. Artists claim that the quality of light is unlike anywhere else in the world.

From the rugged surrounding landscape, to the bay and beaches, to the quaint Victorian architecture and water towers in the town of Mendocino, to the nearby vineyards and wineries, artists are sure to find abundant creative inspiration, and will remember the beauty and tranquility of the Mendocino Coast long after visiting.

Join fellow artists on the picturesque northern California coast for the Mendocino Open Paint Out:
• Compete for prizes

• Sell your artwork in wet paint exhibitions in a professional gallery space | Select paintings will also be curated at the end of the event for a special Mendocino Open Paint Out Exhibition continuing through October 17

• Stay on campus, steps from the Pacific Ocean (book early, rooms fill quickly! Call 707.937.5818 ext. 10)

• Bring a painting for an event opening Artists Showcase Exhibition

• Meet and mingle with fellow participants and featured artists at a no host happy hour, followed by a complimentary pizza party on Friday night

• Watch evening demonstrations hosted by featured artists Ellen Howard and Dale Laitinen

• Start your day with a complimentary continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday

• Unwind with a festive social gathering and enjoy a no host happy hour and dinner on Saturday evening

• Compete in the Quick Draw Competition & Sale on Sunday

• Enjoy a light, no host lunch on Sunday afternoon

• Attend the celebratory awards presentation Sunday afternoon

• And, of course, paint en plein air all day at locations of your choosing!

Check-in will start Friday, September 24, 9am, and the event will conclude Sunday, September 26, 3pm.

Prize summary: 
6 awards to be presented
Prizes Details: 

To be determined

Deadline: 
09/10/2021

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$110 or $95 for Mendocino Art Center members
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Call for Entries - 25th Japan Media Arts Festival

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The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee is now accepting entries for the 25th Japan Media Arts Festival. All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works. Eligible works are completed or released within a year before the deadline (September 5, 2020 – September 3, 2021).
From each division, the jury committee will select winners of the Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, Social Impact Award, New Face Awards, and U-18 Award. All awards including Special Achievement Awards and Jury Selections will be announced in March 2022. Each of the winners from the four divisions will receive a trophy and prize money up to 1,000,000 yen, and also win an opportunity to present their works at the Exhibition of Award-winning Works in Tokyo.
In addition to the four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga, there will be an open call for Festival Platform Award, which is an award given to brilliant new exhibition plan that utilize the characteristics of its facilities of organizations in liaison with the Japan Media Arts Festival.

[Art, Entertainment, Animation, Manga Divisions, and Festival Platform Award]
■ Entry Period: July 1, 2021 – September 3, 2021 (18:00 Japan Standard Time)
■ Awards: Grand Prize, Excellence Awards, Social Impact Award, New Face Awards, and U-18 Award

Entries must be submitted online. Submission of entries is free of charge.
Entry site: https://entry.j-mediaarts.jp/en
For additional information, visit the website: https://j-mediaarts.jp/en/contest/entry_guideline/

Prizes Details: 

Grand Prize: Certificate, trophy, 1,000,000 Japanese Yen

Excellence Award: Certificate, trophy, 500,000 Japanese Yen

Social Impact Award: Certificate, trophy, 500,000 Japanese Yen
* This award will be given to the work that has been implemented in society and brought impact and change in the states of media technologies and attitudes of people.

New Face Award: Certificate, trophy, 300,000 Japanese Yen

U-18 Award: Certificate, Extra prize
* Eligibility: Those born on or after April 2, 2004.

Deadline: 
09/03/2021

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2022 Embracing Our Differences International Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity

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The centerpiece of Embracing Our Differences is an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national and international artists and writers. The display reflects the artists' interpretations of the theme "enriching lives through diversity." The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota and will be displayed from January 19 – April 10, 2022. The winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message

Prize summary: 
$3000 total, 3 categories
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Awards are given for "Best-in-Show Adult," "Best-in-Show Student," and "People's Choice" categories, with the last chosen by visitors to the exhibit. Adult winners each receive $1,000; students receive $1,000 with $500 to be directed to the student and $500 to their school’s art program, if they worked under the direction of an educator.

Deadline: 
10/06/2021

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West of Center: Art That Push Boundaries

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The Northville Art House seeks contemporary artworks created in any media by artists, 18 and over, who build upon artistic tradition and embrace new experiments in the visual arts for the 13th annual West of Center: Art that Pushes Boundaries. Artists are encouraged to push the boundaries of art imagery and practices. Boundaries to consider include those set by traditional techniques, materials, concepts, genre, subject matter, personal, societal etc.

Juried by Tara Welch, Executive Director of Studio 23/The Arts Center, the exhibition has $700 in cash awards for 1st-4th place plus honorable mentions. Non-refundable fee of $35 for non-members and $25 for members, entitles a submission of 3 works in any media, including electronic and digital, maximum size 54 inches. Entries will be juried from JPEG images submitted online. Deadline: July 18, Notification: July 30.

West of Center will open on Wednesday, September 1 and runs through September 26. A virtual exhibition will be presented simultaneously. A Live @ 5 reception will be held on Friday, September 10, 5 – 8 pm, with awards announced at 6 pm.

Prize summary: 
$700 in cash prizes
Prizes Details: 

$700 in cash prizes includes 1 - 4 place, $350, $200, $100, $50 plus honorable mentions

Deadline: 
07/18/2021

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Fee Detail: 
$35 nonmembers / $25 members
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Roots: Transplanted

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An artist's artistic, geographic, and cultural roots play significant roles in their artistic process and statement. This year's tagline aims to include work the grew from current events and how they affected the process of making for the artist.  The exhibit will highlight original fine art inspired by an artist's perspective of their "roots" and artistic journey. Interpretations of the theme may be broad and entries are not limited to representational works. All submissions are chosen through a blind jury.  

Prize summary: 
$1000 in Cash Prizes
Prizes Details: 

$1,000 in Cash Awards
First Place: $450 Second Place: $250  Third Place: $150  3 Honors: $50

Deadline: 
08/09/2021

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Fee Detail: 
$30 or $15 for Students with valid .edu
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Moinho Cine Fest

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Moinho Cine Fest is an international film festival for micro and films with prizes and screening fees.

The length of the nano film is until to 01:00 (mm:ss) and the micro film is until to 05:00 (mm:ss)

It's organized by ANARTEM - Associação Cultural and directed by André Almeida Rodrigues, a Portuguese filmmaker.

The 4th edition of the festival will take place in April 2022 in Custóias, Leça do Balio and Guifões, Matosinhos, Portugal.

GOALS

• Be a showcase of the panorama of world film production in 2020 and 2021.

• Promoting itself as a meeting point for “all world cinema”.

• Paid to filmmakers to screening their films in competition.

Prize summary: 
Win up to 200 EUR + screening fee to all films in competition
Prizes Details: 

 AWARDS

• Best Film: 200 EUR + Trophy + Certificate

• Best Nano Film: 50 EUR + Certificate

• Best Mobile Film: 50 EUR + Certificate

• Best Portuguese Film: 50 EUR + Certificate

• Best Portuguese Nano Film: 50 EUR + Certificate

• Best Portuguese Mobile Film: 50 EUR + Certificate

• Best Local Film: 50 EUR + Certificate

• Best Animation: 50 EUR + Certificate

• Best Documentary: 50 EUR + Certificate

• Best Experimental Film: 50 EUR + Certificate

• Best Fiction: 50 EUR + Certificate

• Best Music Video: 50 EUR + Certificate

• Best Dance Film: 50 EUR + Certificate

• Best Fashion Film: 50 EUR + Certificate

• Honorable Mentions – Jury decision (if applicable)

SCREENING FEES

• 0.05 EUR per second without credits to films in competition

Deadline: 
12/31/2021

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Fee Detail: 
July 2 EUR August: 3 EUR September: 4 EUR October: 5 EUR November: 6 EUR December: 7EUR
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