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We are looking for artwork to share on our social media profiles to help develop a community of amazingly talented artists. Get in touch and share with us your artwork for a chance to be featured. 

 

Always more art is a growing community of current and recent graduates as well as artists who are practicing in their own space. We are always on the look out for new and different art work from a range of mediums including but not limited to: Photography, Painting, sculpture, Textiles and much more. More details and information about Always More Art can be found on our website and Instagram. 

 

We look forward to seeing your work!

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11/30/2021

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Commemorative Site for Enslaved and Exploited People

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PROJECT BACKGROUND 

Davidson College is a liberal arts institution dedicated to cultivating humane instincts and disciplined, creative minds. Our community touchstone is the Reformed Tradition of the Presbyterian Church, a tradition rooted in the belief that all lives are valuable, equal, and deserving of dignity. 

Founded in the American South in 1837, less than thirty years before the Civil War, Davidson College recognizes our participation in slavery and responsibility for the pain and mistreatment of enslaved and exploited people throughout our history. 

In 2017, Davidson College embarked on a study of our institution’s ties to enslavement and the exploitation of labor. We created a Commission on Race and Slavery to undertake this multiyear project, and the Commission presented their findings in August of 2020 (full report here).

In response to recommendations from the Commission, in order to fully and honestly confront the wounds and blind spots of our past and to be true to our Statement of Purpose, a Special Committee on Commemoration was formed. The Committee was tasked to engage broadly with the Davidson College community to recommend a visible and appropriate commemoration, including the possibility of commissioning a work of art to not only honor the contributions of enslaved people and exploited laborers but to more deeply reflect on the lives affected, to celebrate them, and ground us in our commitment for just and humane action in the future. 

GROUNDING VALUES 

In discharging its responsibilities, this Committee will be guided by these values:

-Davidson College is committed to acknowledging our institutional history honestly and fully.

-Davidson College is committed to also acknowledging the range of ways in which individuals have contributed to Davidson’s history honestly and fully. 

-Davidson College is committed to building a genuinely inclusive campus in the present and future.

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Project budget estimated to be $3,000,000-$4,000,000
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PROJECT OVERVIEW 

Davidson College is accepting qualifications from creative individuals or teams that include professional artist(s) in partnership with landscape architects, architects, and/or engineers to create a commemorative project, integrating artwork and landscape. 

The selected finalist will be asked to create a permanent, interactive space and artwork sited at a highly visible and prominent location on the Davidson College campus, determined by the Special Committee on Commemoration. The completed space and artwork will serve as a nexus for healing, reflection, recovery, and a reaffirmation of Davidson’s commitment to equality and justice in keeping with the Project Background stated above. Its goal is to facilitate intimate individual experiences as well as support both formal and informal collective gatherings of members of the campus and the broader community, including ongoing speaker presentations and campus events.

A committee of representatives from the college will select a pool of creative finalists from the Request For Qualifications to move forward in developing specific proposals. The final project will be managed by the Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College’s Facilities Planning and Use Committee, and the Board of Trustees.

PROJECT GOALS 

The design of the commemorative project should achieve a cohesive aesthetic experience that is distinguished from, yet sensitive to, the site, character, architecture, and sculpture around the college’s campus.

-Though Davidson’s historical record as it pertains to enslaved people is limited, the commemorative project will incorporate information from the College’s archives to acknowledge individuals and family legacies.

-The commemorative project will acknowledge the atrocities, injustices, omissions, and blindspots of the past while also imagining a new future. The site should provoke empathy, and focus on perseverance, triumph, and the valuable contributions of those being commemorated. 

-The commemorative project should include an interactive element and engage multiple senses. 

-The commemorative project should visualize/acknowledge the absence of information. The design should allow for the incorporation of new information and research as it is uncovered.

-The commemorative project should focus on the roles and history of Davidson College and the town of Davidson in the larger institution of slavery. 

-The commemorative project should combine artwork, landscape design, and functional infrastructure to accommodate individual, intimate experiences as well as community collective experiences such as gatherings and events for community members of all ages and abilities.

-The commemorative project must be constructed of durable materials capable of withstanding the elements and campus use for a duration of 20+ years. 

ARTIST/DESIGN TEAM ELIGIBILITY 

-This call is open to all professional artists/architects/design teams who have experience managing, designing, and completing public art commissions.

-Demonstrated management of projects of similar scope and scale is also a qualifying credential.

-Strong preference will be given to individuals or teams with leading members who embody and understand the African-American/Black experience. 

-Eligibility must be demonstrated in the application materials submitted. Exceptions will only be considered for those who can compellingly demonstrate why their experience is exceptional and sufficient to fulfill any of these requirements.

SELECTION PROCESS & TIMELINE

January 7, 2022
Submissions Due by 11:59pm 
Applicants will submit requested qualifications via SlideRoom. 

January 2022 – March 2022
Applications Reviewed
The jury, appointed by President Carol Quillen and the Board of Trustees, will identify the most highly qualified artist(s)/architects/teams for this opportunity from past work samples. 

March 2022-April 2022    
Selection of Finalists
Virtual interviews will take place and the jury will determine a shortlist of three finalists and three alternates. The Special Committee on Commemoration will present their recommendations to the Campus Planning and Use Committee and the Board of Trustees for approval at their April 2022 meeting.

May-August 2022 
Research/Pre-proposal Development
Each of the three finalists will be awarded a $10,000 honorarium to develop a pre-proposal based on the final site determined by the Special Committee on Commemoration. The fee includes all project related costs such as design fee, travel, materials, etc. The finalists will be expected to engage with stakeholders, including college archivists/historians, physical plant, students, faculty, alumni, and community members in order to learn more about Davidson’s history, site, and scope for the commemorative space. Details of this process are forthcoming. 

The pre-proposal should successfully respond to the criteria outlined in the Request for Qualifications. The finalists will present conceptual designs, schematic plans, 3-dimensional sketches/representations, and other materials to convey the design concept to the selection committee and the college community. The finalists should make recommendations about how they will engage the community throughout the process. A budget estimate is required at this stage. 

September-October 2022   
Finalist Presentations
The finalists will have an opportunity to present their pre-proposal design and qualifications to the jury during a campus interview. Proposals will be shared with the wider community for public comment.

October 2022  
Final Selection
The jury will select one (1) finalist based on their written and visual pre-proposal and qualifications to recommend to the Board of Trustees. 

At this point, the finalist will be expected to work closely with various stakeholders to revise and finalize their design/concept.

As part of the contract between Davidson College and the selected finalist, a specific schedule/timeline beyond October 2022 will be agreed upon, from community engagement through final design approval, fabrication, installation, and dedication.

SITE DETAILS

Exact site details will be provided to selected finalists in advance of preparing their pre-proposal. 

BUDGET 

The total budget for the project is estimated to be $3,000,000-$4,000,000 which includes all costs associated with the project including design and engineering fees, all reimbursable expenses for the artist/team, mock-ups, materials, fabrication, utilities, surveys, testing, engineering, construction, commissioning, and owner contingency. 

QUESTIONS

Please address questions to Lia Newman, Director/Curator of the Van Every/Smith Galleries at linewman@davidson.edu. A compilation of FAQs will be addressed on the project’s website.

HOW TO APPLY

Application must be received via SlideRoom by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on January 7, 2022.

The following materials must be uploaded:

-Credentials: A resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) demonstrating professional history and skills or experience. If applying as a team, all team members must submit resumes. 

-Statement of Interest: A brief introductory narrative that also provides insight about your interest in this project.

-Images of recent work, completed in the last 10 years: Up to ten (10) images or three digital video or movie files (2- 3 minutes each maximum).

-Annotation: Artist/creative team participants, Title, date, media, dimensions, location of project, additional collaborators, indicate permanent or non-permanent, museum/municipality/organization that commissioned the project, and project budget for all submitted images.

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01/07/2022

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Uncommon Prints x Common Matrices

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Woman Made Gallery is seeking submissions for our February – March, 2022 group exhibition juried by Cathie Ruggie Saunders (artist, educator, Professor, Adjunct.  at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Visual Communication Design Department and Professor + Chair at Saint Xavier University, Art and Design Department)

This exhibition will be held at Woman Made Gallery located at 2150 S. Canalport Ave., Chicago, IL 60608 in the Pilsen neighborhood. 

EXHIBITION DESCRIPTION

Woman Made Gallery seeks artworks in any medium that explore the concept and techniques of a transfer in new or unique ways.

The tradition of printmaking embraces using a matrix as a master surface from which to take an impression.  Typical matrices would be wood (as in relief printing), Bavarian limestone or aluminum plates (as in lithography), copper or zinc (as in etching, engraving, or mezzotint), and a silkscreen frame and stencils (as in screen printing or serigraphy).

However, if we open up this practice, we might consider so many more common methods of making “marks.”  After a spring shower, walking through a puddle leaves “prints” of the soles of your shoes (or your bare feet) on the sidewalk.  Holding a hot iron a bit too long on a piece of fabric will result in a freshly “printed” burn on the garment.  Eating a voluptuous summer peach will transfer brilliant pink juice onto the napkin that wipes your mouth.

Finger and handprints using earth pigments and plant berries have been used since the Lascaux cave markings in Paleolithic times.  Babies are often documented with their fingerprints or footprint.  Your skin on those appendages is a matrix you carry with you forever.  Have you ever thought of incorporating its artistic potential into your work?

For this exhibition, the juror seeks artwork in any medium that explores the concept or technique of a transfer in new or unique ways, as in the examples above, or in combination with traditional printmaking methods.

The juror is interested in work that investigates:

  • Using unconventional materials that push the boundaries of what is typically considered a printmaking matrix.
  • An awareness of the natural world and human body as potential for artmaking.
  • Where the intersection of prescriptive and informal printmaking practices merge or collide.
  • If quality work is being produced through methods that honor tradition but also bring a contemporary perspective to the definition of the printmaking discipline

ABOUT THE JUROR

Cathie Ruggie Saunders is an artist, educator and mentor. She currently teaches in the Visual Communication Design Department at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is the Chair of the Art and Design Department at Saint Xavier University, Chicago IL. She holds an MFA and MA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BA from the Northwestern University. Her work has been displayed in exhibitions held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Temari Center for Asian & Pacific Fibers, Honolulu, Hawaii; American Cultural Center, New Delhi, India, World Print Competition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Footprint:  Northwest International Small Format Print Exhibition.  Seattle, WA. 

She has won 2 American Graphic Design Awards, First Annual Tampa Book Arts Studio Letterpress Excellence Award in Contemporary Ephemera (with Martha Chiplis); Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship; Teaching Excellence Award, Saint Xavier University. Prominent institutions like the Library of Congress, The Art Institute of Chicago, Harold Washington Library Special Collections, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India, Vanderbilt University Jean and Alexander Heard Library, Nashville, TN, Huntington Museum and Library.  San Marino, CA have her work in their collections. Her work can also be found in the publications like For the Love of Letterpress, a Printing Handbook for Instructors and Students, written and designed with Martha Chiplis, 2013 (first edition); 2019 (second edition). Bloomsbury, London.

Deadline: 
12/12/2021

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$30 with fee waivers available
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With Love, II

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OPEN CALL

With Love, II, is a digital open call exhibition taking place on Instagram @paint_talk

 

Artists are invited to submit up to five works which will be for sale for up to £500

70% of each sale will go to the artist, 30% to Paint Talk

P+P to be covered by the buyer

 

Works of all media will be considered

 

The exhibition will run from Wednesday 1st December - Sunday 5th December

 

Submissions should be sent with:

a brief bio, a brief artist statement,

and images should be sent as hi res JPEGS,

with an accompanying list of works with: title, size, medium, artist name and price

 

WeTransfer and Google Drive submissions will not be considered. 

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11/14/2021

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Call for submissions Art House Online Gallery Magazine

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Art house online Gallery is delighted to announce its new call for submission for the Art Magazine.

The Art Magazine offers the opportunity for artists worldwide to show and promote their artworks and reach a wide international audience.

Read our previous issue

The gallery encourages the following meduims but not limited to:

Medium: Acrylic, Sharpie Oil Paint, Glitter Spray, Pastel on paper, mixed, Acrylic, painted wood, varnish, lim wood, Watercolor pencil, pastel on paper, ink, threads on canvas, Oil, Graphite stick, pencil on paper, Recycled Bubble Wrap, Tissue,  Paper Bags, Acrylic on FOREX, Charcoal on rives paper, Vinyl foil, Acrylic on Canvas, glazed porcelain, Marker and Highlighter, Foam and Acrylic, clay.

The gallery encourges the following Themes but not limited to:

Themes: Skies, Botanicals, Animals, Texture and Patterns, Nature, City, Portrait, Abstract, Seasons, Colors, Landscapes, Black and white, Faces, Painting and photography, Life on earth, Contemporary, Trees and Fields, Weather, Skies, water.

Submission fees: 15$

Deadline for submissions: March 2022.

 

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03/31/2022

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Artmagazineium November 2021 Issue 9

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Artmagazineium started out as a monthly printed and digital Art & Culture Magazine, founded by Artists and Magazine founders. Artmagazineium invites readers to create a new utopia with original content and High Culture Art. Our aim is to bring innovations and successful artists in the field of Contemporary Art together with all art lovers.

Artmagazineium showcases a mix of admirable artworks from around the world, New Contemporary Art and also emerging and distinguished artists.

Artmagazineium is internationally as Print Magazine and digital magazine and is distributed worldwide. Our magazine is put up for sale in cooperation with our Website, Social Media accounts and Galleries.

Artmagazineium opens the way to an art you have never experienced before with its content and structure. Artists are welcome to submit works in any medium: painting, drawing, writing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, textile, installation, mixed media, digital, film (only jpg + link to video) etc. All visual art mediums are welcome.

You can view this issue on our website : https://www.artmagazineium.com/current.html

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11/15/2021

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