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Open call for the issue 10 of Panel

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The submission period for the issue #10 (Winter 2022/23) is OPEN.

Send your best writing and art for the anniversary issue of Panel. 

Deadline - October 1, 2022.

Writers and artists may be of any origin but should live and work in Central and Eastern Europe, including the Baltic States, Germany/Austria/Switzerland, and the South Caucasus. We prefer submissions that reflect the environment in which they are written.

If you don't live in the region, but have written a piece related to Central and Eastern Europe, feel free to submit it. PLEASE NOTE: If you don't live in the region and don't write about the region, Panel is not a good fit for your piece. 

If we want to publish your piece, we will get back to you within 30-60 days.  Art submissions may take up to 3 months as the shortlist is formed not earlier than 1 month before the release. If you don’t hear from us within this period of time, you're welcome to query us for the status of your piece. We'll get back to you as soon as we are able.

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Call to Artists: Collage & Illustration – The Awakening

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A four-week, virtual/online residency with Kolaj Institute in October 2022
Deadline to apply: Sunday, August 28, 2022

During this project-driven residency, artists will collectively produce a series of collages that illustrate Kate Chopin’s 1899 novel, The Awakening. As a group, artists will analyze the story, discuss themes, uncover symbols, ask questions, and visually interpret the text for a 21st century audience. 

The Awakening focuses on Edna Pontellier, an upper-class New Orleans woman, torn between expectations and desires. In the beginning of the novel Edna appears to live in a semi-conscious state, trapped in the mundane aspects of her life. As the story evolves, she encounters new people and experiences that create an awakening shift within her. Edna begins to view her world differently, and through this lens new relationships emerge while others become strained. In the end, Edna realizes that even if she has her own desires she is still trapped by her societal role.

The Awakening touches on 19th century feminist, identity, and societal themes that are still relevant today, such as;  What does it mean to be a woman? What are the expectations that society puts upon women? Are we bound to what we are born into? What does it mean to transform? What does patriarchy look like in 2022? 

Nancy Bernardo will lead the residency, facilitating the discussion of Chopin’s book. and speak about collage as illustration and how collage artists can engage with the marketplace for illustration. Christopher Kurts will serve as art director for this project and facilitate the collaboration. Heather Ryan Kelley will speak about “The Midden Heap Project” in which she made a collage response to each page of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. Wylie Garcia will lead a discussion on the symbology and foreshadowing present in the book. 

Working digitally will be integral to the collaborative process but will not be a prerequisite for acceptance into the residency. We will speak about strategies for adapting your analog process to working digitally as well as what free and available resources exist. We also ask that artists who are already capable of using digital tools for collage support the artists who are learning new skills during the residency. For artists who plan to work with a hybrid analog/digital process, access to a scanner is invaluable.

RESIDENCY LOGISTICS

Dates: October 1 – November 2, 2022

SESSION DATES
Sunday, October 2nd, 1-2PM EST
Wednesday, October 5th, 4-6PM EST 
Wednesday, October 12th, 4-6PM EST
Wednesday, October 19th, 4-6PM EST
Wednesday, October 26th, 4-6PM EST

The residency will begin with an invitation to join the Slack workspace on Saturday, October 1st, followed by a one hour, online Meet & Greet on Sunday, October 2nd, 1-2PM EST. 

The Introduction and Orientation session will take place on Wednesday, October 5th, 4-6PM EST. 

Two sessions with guest speakers are scheduled for Wednesday, October 12th, and Wednesday, October 19th from 4-6PM EST. 

The final session will take place on Wednesday, October 26th, 4-6PM EST. The final deadline to complete the illustrations will be Wednesday, November 2nd. 

Artists are expected to attend all scheduled sessions and complete assignments. The group will individually and collectively produce a series of collage illustrations. By participation in the residency, artists grant Kolaj Institute, Kolaj Magazine, and Maison Kasini permission to publish the images in book form and in the promotion of the project and book. Any original work made during the residency remains the property of the individual artists with all rights retained.

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28/August/2022
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Poetry, Politics, and Embodiment 2021 Online | Literary Arts Fall Thematic

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Overview

If, as is understood by the faculty, much of the anxiety about contemporary poetry can be described as an identity crisis — if it is a struggle between the old and the new cast as one having to do with voice, theme, and tradition — then who can inherit the future of poetry is cut along gendered and racialized lines.

We begin from the supposition that poetry is a radical refutation of the world-as-it-is, and as such, is and has been the province of minoritized peoples.

We will think together about poetry as a vehicle of liberation and protest; about subjectivity and embodiment as poetry’s context; and about how race, gender, class, sexuality, and ability pressurize aesthetic categories.

What does the program offer?

This residency offers space to think, talk, and write about poetry and about the "I" and "we" of poems; about confronting inheritance and tradition with the concomitant aims of justice and revolution for the marginalized. Emphasis will be placed on witness and testimony - with considerations for safety for speakers of difficult truths — as well as politics and cultural criticism as key modalities of today’s poetic impulse. Through faculty talks, online discussions, and one-on-one consultations, residents will concentrate on the writing of poems and the theoretical, embodied, and experiential foundations which make writing possible in the first place.

This 7-day online residency provides thematic teaching from faculty members, Q&A sessions and one-on-one workshopping. 

Instructors will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that participants may be encountering with their writing across genre.

Program Dates: October 16 - October 22, 2021

Application fee: $25

Program Fee: $251.65 +GST

Program Fee with Financial Aid: $0.00+GST*

*Financial Aid of 100% of the program fee is available for this program. 

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08/September/2021
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"First step" - A multidisciplinary Zine

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After a long pandemic that is still ongoing, it's time to take a small "first step" towards something new. The theme of our Zine's first issue is called  "First step" for a reason. We don't want to focus on isolation and quarantine anymore, we want to celebrate creativity in its nascent form. "First step" is open to any interpretation. It could mean the first poem you wrote, the first picture from a larger project, the first time you tried a new technique and succeeded, or even the first words from your novel. We want to encourage you to share your creation with confidence.

We accept the following formats: photography, painting, design, sculpture, poetry, and short essays. 

This is the second time we post an open call on ArtJobs (the first exhibition we did was a great success, you can find the pictures on our Facebook page)

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31/July/2021

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Flash Fiction Competition

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To help one emerging writer pass from one stage of their writing journey to the next, we’re running a flash fiction competition for previously unpublished writers.

Entries must be an original work of flash fiction (1,000 words or under) and can be written on any topic. This competition is for unpublished writers only. People who have self-published their work on a personal blog or website are welcome to enter.

The competition opens on May 10, and closes at midnight CET on June 20, 2021. Any entries sent after this time will not be accepted. We ask for a small entry fee of 2€*.

The winning entry will be published in our next issue, and the writer will receive 80€ prize money. See the details for how to enter here: https://www.creatures.live/flash-fiction-competition

* For anyone who is unable to afford the entry fee, they are welcome to send their work for consideration during our open submissions period (no reading fee). The theme will be announced on June 1, when the submissions window opens.

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Win €80 prize money.
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20/June/2021

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ConTEXT III

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The Foundry Art Centre is seeking submissions for “ConTEXT III,” an all media exhibition focusing on the written word’s role in the visual arts. The power of words cannot be overstated. Contemporary society is saturated with media and this exhibition showcases how intertwined the literary and visual arts are. We must ask ourselves how the words we read, and how we read them, impacts our understanding of the world. We ask artists ‘What happens when the visual arts and literary arts are fused?’

 

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Best in Show awarded a “Going Solo” Exhibition 

Two Juror’s Choice Awards -  $150 cash prize each

 

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Open to all artists, 18 years and older, world-wide, both amateur and professional. This includes alternative and traditional artwork. 

Questions about eligibility can be sent to exhibitions@foundryartcentre.org 

 

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Artists may submit up to 3 works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35. FAC members fee for up to three works is $24. 

 

Entry Specifications:

A maximum of 3 entries per artists may be submitted for consideration; all media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed with all hardware necessary attached to hang gallery ready. Larger pieces must be able to enter the gallery through an 84” x 71” doorway. Once installed, work may not exceed 11 feet in height. Any artist with installation or digital works must speak with the Exhibitions Manager to coordinate presentation.

Artists may submit entries through the Foundry Art Centre website using the online form, or if there are complications, the artist can email exhibitions@foundryartcentre.org. For emailed entries, include required entry information with each image sent, mirroring the entry form online. Limit to 2 jpegs per artwork: one full view (required), and an optional second alternative or detail view. This email submission still requires the $24 membership submission fee, or the non-member $35 submission fee.  

 

Submissions that do not comply with these rules will not be presented to the juror. 

 

See Exhibitions FAQ on www.foundryartcentre.org/frequently-asked-questions for details. 

 

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Levi Sherman is an interdisciplinary artist in Columbia, MO. He received his MFA in Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago in 2015 and a BFA in Visual Communications from the UNiversity of Arizona in 2012. Manifested in print, performance, and publishing, his practice is firmly rooted at the intersection of text and image. His artist’s books are held in collections including the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection. His critical writing can be found in AfterImage, Full Bleed, the Journal of Artists’ Books, and elsewhere in print and online.

 

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The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic community art center dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary visual arts. Our mission is to connect everyday people with the arts through our studio artists, educational classes, special events, and exhibitions. Featuring a state-of-the-art gallery space, the Foundry hosts national and international juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions. 

 

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The Foundry Art Centre reserves the right to photograph and reproduce, in color or black and white, all artwork accepted for this exhibition (regardless of copyright) for educational and publicity purposes. 

 

Delivery and Pick Up:

Accepted works are to be hand-delivered or shipped in reusable crate(s) or carton(s). Included with each work, one 3” x 5” card listing Name, Address, Phone, Title, Media, Dimensions, and Price. Attach card to the back of the 2D work or base of 3D work. Work is shipped at the artist’s expense to the Foundry Art Centre. Accepted artists shipping their work must include a prepaid return label for return shipping. If submitted artwork comes without prepaid label it becomes the property of  the FAC at the close of the exhibition. All hand-delivered work must be picked up at the close of the exhibition or work becomes the property of the FAC to dispose of as it sees fit. Accepted works must remain for the duration of the exhibition. 

 

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The Foundry Art Centre will retain a 35% commission on all sales directly attributed to the exhibition. All prices include the frame and matte, are set by the artist at the time of entry, and should include 35% commission. The price will remain the same price for the duration of the exhibition. Foundry Art Centre provides standard insurance at 50% of retail on all exhibited works while on premises. Artist is responsible for work in transit. 

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Best in Show awarded a “Going Solo” Exhibition 

Two Juror’s Choice Awards -  $150 cash prize each

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16/March/2020

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