Visual Arts

OPEN CALL: MIRROR/IMAGE VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

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*UPDATE: if you did not receive a confirmation email, your responses were not recorded!*

Now accepting submissions for MIRROR/IMAGE, a virtual exhibition and community collaboration. The work (photography, prints, painting, drawing, etc.) should investigate reflection, meditation, duality, or likeness. Topics that explore family history, personal identity, current events, societal conventions, and spirituality are encouraged.

Selected artists will receive the opportunity to have their work featured and sold on Artfare, a highly curated app and website with a collection of 390 professional artists and an active audience of 25k.

The deadline to submit work is May 1st, 2020 by 11:59 PM PDT 

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01/May/2020

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Urgent issue of The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:
URGENT ISSUE OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE: TILTING

Deadline: March 31, 2020

COVID-19 is an irrefutably global provocation that is currently reconfiguring nearly every aspect of life on Earth. The non-linear spread of the virus’ impact, which exceeds and differs from the rate of infection, has amplified and magnified already latent conditions of precarity, injustice, and inequality. It has been declared a pandemic, the etymology of which is pan + demos, meaning “all people,” but it is not affecting all people equally. These uncertain socio-political circumstances demand agile, dynamic, and multifaceted responses. In their recent book Now, the agents of The Invisible Committee call for us to generate desirable social and political worlds through an improvisatory tilt.[1] They advocate for strategic action that cuts transversally across vertical hierarchies and horizontal networks—privileging neither, in favour of an “intelligence of the situation.”[2] They encourage us to tilt our approaches to organizing in the face of urgent situations with good faith, careful attention, and decisive action.

Decisive and unprecedented actions are being implemented by individuals, organizations, businesses, and governments. Shared concern over the spread of COVID-19 has unsteadied and inverted our world. Accordingly, as a public gallery within a university we ask: how to acknowledge this pandemic as a “matter of concern,” while responding to its broad-ranging effects across our networks of artists, writers, and cultural workers as a “matter of care”?[3] An urgent and provisional response comes in the form of TILTING, a special digital issue of the Blackwood’s publishing platform The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK). TILTING will index participants’ responses to this especially unstable moment and create expedient means for the Blackwood to support those who have been unmoored from their sources of financial resources.

This special issue, TILTING, seeks to take up themes that have animated the Blackwood’s program and mandate throughout the last several years: questions of connectivity, the challenges of public and private space, community and/in isolation; imperatives to re-structure modes and methodologies of care, including revaluing care work, confronting collective care responsibilities within colonial and capitalist structures, and engaging with the infrastructures, aesthetics, contestations, and radical possibilities of mutual aid; responses to the precarization of art, labour, and life; interest in what modes of knowledge production, circulation, and re-distribution are vital to us now, and how these networks might take new form. These urgencies continue to drive Blackwood programming (and this forthcoming publication), supporting and activating artists, curators, and writers who incite us to be responsive, critical, and answerable.

We recognize that time is tight, resources are scarce, and struggles are intense. As a university gallery with access to public funding and institutional supports, the Blackwood has responsibilities to our communities, employees, the university, and the future of the gallery. The temporary suspension of some of our operations has left us with a small but useful surplus of unspent funds. We will endeavor to maintain this special publishing initiative over the months to come in order to circulate perspectives on the crisis and to support artists and writers who have lost jobs, exhibition and publication contracts, and other sources of income. This publishing initiative evokes triage as one mode of doing in times of crisis.[4]

  1. The Invisible Committee, Now (Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2017), 158.
  2. Ibid.
  3. María Puig de la Bellacasa, Matters of Care: Speculative Ethics in More than Human Worlds (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017).
  4. See Greig de Peuter and Christine Shaw, “Gathering Arrows: Deleuze’s Return,” in TOPIA, Vol. 16 (Fall 2006) 150–153.

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$500 per contribution. 18 contributions per issue.

Eligibility and need:
This call is open to applicants who self-identify as being in financial need due to the COVID-19 pandemic and/or other structural factors. We request that applicants make decisions about whether to submit based on an honest assessment of personal needs, with respect for the art community and the resources available at this time. We urge those benefitting from financial security to refrain from submitting.

Deadline: March 31, 2020

Production Schedule:

The urgency of the situation requires an unusually expeditious and judicious production schedule. Once selected, all contributors will be asked to respond to the following timeline:

March 31:        Submissions due

April 3:             Contributors contacted

April 6–9:         One round of editorial feedback

April 9:             T4As and invoices submitted to Blackwood

April 10–17:    Copy-edit and design

April 20:           Digital issue launch

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31/March/2020

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Best Picture of the Month ( April )

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Stories change the world

BestPicture aims to promote photography, photo based art and the best visual story to audiences all over the world.  
The selected works will receive the title: "BestPicture of the Month" and the works will be seen by our audiences from 200+ countries, including leading publications, galleries and collectors.

Supported By : ArtJobs & ArtWeek

Details and Submission at www.bestpicture.com

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30/April/2020

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"Landscape & Still Life" Online International Juried Exhibition

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Gallery Ring is seeking artworks for a juried exhibition with
a double theme of LANDSCAPE and STILL LIFE!
Artists can submit any combination of the two genres.
(eg. two Still Life, one Landscape)
There will be a separate "Best In Show" award for each category.
(cash prize and free submission voucher)

2D pieces including photography/digital are eligible.  
All artistic styles are welcome.
Many awards are available for both categories.
All award winners and random Finalists will be featured and
promoted on Gallery Ring's Instagram during the event.
Let Gallery Ring recognize and showcase your talent.

Submit today!  

IMPORTANT DATES
DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15TH 2020
(up until midnight, regardless of time zone)

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15/April/2020

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$20 US for 1-3 pieces
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REAKTOR Potenziale

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The REAKTOR’s cross-disciplinary programme features works that are imbued with the spirit of the times. Indeed, what is still considered experimental today may well one day be perceived as timelessly permanent. That is particularly true of contemporary art. The REAKTOR’s call for concepts is designed to seek out that very potential in the visual arts, hence the title Potenziale. Particular emphasis is to be placed on space-defining art for the REAKTOR’s architectural core, i.e. its main hall.

Selection criteria:

  • Art experience | The Open Call is looking for works that address the topic of reason and emotion.
  • A balance between conceptual depth and material precision | Previously completed works featured in the portfolio will be taken into consideration when assessing the submission.
  • Preference will be given to objects and/or concepts that make full use of the main hall’s sizeable volume.
  • Site specificity | Optionally a dialogue is to be sought with the genius loci (in terms of architecture and/or content).
  • Feasibility | Budget, public safety
Prizes Details: 

The chosen artists will be invited to flesh out and implement their submitted concept as part of a 1-2 week’s residency in July 2020 and then showcase it to the public as part of an exhibition.

The application is a single-stage process. A description, sketches, and an enclosed portfolio of earlier works are sufficient. The REAKTOR team will be on hand to assist with the finalisation and support the implementation. A budget of up to EUR 3,500.00 is available for the exhibition production, together with practical assistance from the REAKTOR’s technical team.

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31/May/2020

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REA! Fair | Emerging Artists Fair

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CALL FOR ARTISTS

International Emerging Artists Fair in Milan, Italy

Ideated for the stunning space of Fabbrica Del Vapore, REA! Fair is the first edition bringing together the emerging contemporary talents both in Italy and internationally. 

30th October - 1 November 2020

Accepted categories of artwork:

PAINTING / DRAWING

SCULPTURE

MIXED MEDIA

PHOTOGRAPHY

DIGITAL ART

STREET ART

VIDEO ART / PERFORMANCE 

 

Deadline: 
07/January/2020

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15 euro
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