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Don't Touch Your Face

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Don’t Touch Your Face

 

So here we go, locked down and headed into the unknown. Nobody knows what the next hour holds right now. What we do know is that the creatives have a moment to capture and a story to tell. This show is currently planned to open in June. We are making this a long open call because we want you to capture this experience as it unfolds. Circumstances and information are going to be evolving or devolving on the fly and we want you to know, we are in it with you. One way or another, the show goes on.

 

This is an Open Call to ALL MEDIUMS and artists from ALL LOCATIONS.

Cutting edge Hermosa Beach gallery is looking for the best working artists to feature in an upcoming group exhibition at ShockBoxx Gallery in June of 2020. The top artist submissions will win a Cash Prize and Award Certificate, as well as receiving Featured Wall Space in the exhibition. Since the call is open to all mediums, we leave it up to you to choose your very best artwork that fits your own experience during this pandemic. We are interested in gathering a wide variety of experiences to paint a broader picture that will not only capture the perspective of the artist, but also of what it has been like to live through this as a human being and a culture as a whole.

Artworks will be judged based on creativity, originality, quality of work, composition, and overall artistic ability.

Competition will also be featured on ARTSY.

Cash Prizes to top three pieces selected by jury.

 

Jurors: Leah Perrino, Astrid Parker, Preston M. Smith, Scott Meskill and Mike Collins.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Submit your entries from now until May 15th, 2020.

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The top artist submissions will win a Cash Prize and Award Certificate, as well as receiving Featured Wall Space in the exhibition. Competition will also be featured on ARTSY.

Deadline: 
05/15/2020

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$25
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Call for Submissions: Big Screen Plaza #ArtOnScreen

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Are you or someone you know looking for artistic exposure in NYC?

Big Screen Plaza is now accepting submissions for #ArtOnScreen, a curated series of digital and artistic programming that will be displayed throughout 2020. We’re eager to showcase work from many creative disciplines. Please note this call may not be best-suited for every type of artist or artistic discipline. However, if it matches your current artistic goals, or your work, it could be a perfect opportunity — check the guidelines below before submitting!

About Big Screen Plaza:
Big Screen Plaza is a 10,000 sq. ft. public plaza in New York City that features a 30 ft. HD digital screen. Throughout the year, the screen displays a rotating collection of digital exhibitions, including photography, animation, visual art, and more. Located between the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, and the art galleries of Chelsea, the plaza’s central location provides an ideal venue for generating exposure for local and international artists to engage the New York community.

GUIDELINES:

• The #ArtOnScreen series is not exhibited with any audio, so all work submitted must be able to be viewed and enjoyed without any audio. That does not mean the files cannot contain audio, but please note all work will be silently displayed to the public, similar to the digital billboards in Times Square.
• Content must be suitable to be displayed publicly and viewed by an audience of all ages. 
• Please don’t send works-in-progress. All work must be completed upon submission.
• Submissions are accepted on a year-round, rolling basis. Due to the quantity of submissions, please allow up to three months for your work to be reviewed. No calls, please.

BEST WORK TO SUBMIT:

• Photography – all types!
• Studio and Visual Art
• Fashion and Art Films
• Animation of all type that is not dependent on dialogue
• Timelapse or Aerial / Drone Footage
• International or local NYC content – we screen it all
• Cutting edge, contemporary work that can engage and excite the New York public

View Our Current List of Exhibitions on our website for Examples

WHAT NOT TO SUBMIT:

• Any work that features heavily-synced dialogue (Note on subtitles in FAQ)
• Any long-form video content. Artist exhibitions per artist are 10-30 minutes each.
• Documentary content (we love it, we just find it often doesn’t work as well in this format.)
• Work that is primarily corporate-branded or advertising-based (Unfortunately we’re not looking to display mere commercials or ad-based work, though there are exceptions to every rule.)
• Any work with graphic violence or nudity
• Sculpture or any performance-based work which requires in-person or 3D display. All exhibitions will only occur by being broadcast on our digital screen. Photos of sculpture could work, but we cannot install work into our space.

Deadline: 
05/31/2020

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Open Call for artists: The Saari Residence 2021

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Open call for artists: Saari Residence 2021 is open

The Saari Residence, maintained by Helsinki-based Kone Foundation, is an international residence located in Mynämäki, Southwest Finland. It offers an excellent opportunity for artists of all disciplines and nationalities to focus undisturbed on creative work in the scenic surroundings of a rural manor house, as well the chance to interact with other residents.

Application period

The annual application period for residencies taking place in 2021 is now open and ends on Tuesday, 31 March, 2020 at 4 p.m. Finnish time (Eastern European summer time, GMT +3).

Applying
Open call for residencies is always for the residency place for the following year.

The two-month individual residency periods are January to February 2021, March to April 2021, September to October 2021 and November to December 2021, while the group residencies for 1 to 4 weeks take place during the months of May, June, July and August 2021.

Submit your proposal through the online grant service. Applications cannot be sent via email or outside the online service. Please read our guidelines carefully before applying.

The Saari Residence offers:

A grant
An individual residency spanning two months includes accommodation, a workroom and a monthly grant, the sum of which is determined by the applicant’s experience (€2,400 / €2,800 / €3,500 per month). The purpose of the grant is to cover the cost of living, travel costs and other expenses. Groups can apply for grant and support for travel expenses for a work period of one to four weeks.

Support for slow travel
Slow travel refers to avoiding flying and other ecologically unsustainable means of transport. You can apply for support for slow travel if you are coming to Saari Residence from outside of Finland and travelling out of Finland when leaving. If the journey takes more than a week in total, it is possible to also apply for a work grant for the travels.

Accommodation
The Saari Residence apartments have a kitchen or kitchenette with basic amenities, and one of the buildings has a shared kitchen. Each resident has an apartment to themselves, including an en suite shower and toilet. Groups stay in more compact accommodations and often share apartments.

Working space
The barn at the Saari Residence has been renovated as a diverse workspace for various artistic practices. The building contains a dance studio, three studios for visual artists, a sewing machine and a woodworking shop. The rooms for literary work are located in the apartments. The residence does not have a darkroom, media room or equipment for printing, pottery, graphics or textile work. One may apply for a residency for also the planning stage of their work. Groups working at the residence during summer months may also work in the unheated outbuildings. Residents will not have to share workspace with others.

A peaceful working environment
The Saari Residence is located in a tranquil rural setting surrounded by nature, situated on the shore of Mynälahti, 30 km north of Turku. The diverse workspaces and peaceful countryside surroundings provide a productive setting for focusing on one’s work. The Saari Residence is not intended, for example, for networking within the field of art or for hosting exhibitions or performances. No exhibition or performance is required at the end of the residency period.

The opportunity to meet other artists
The Saari Residence is also a meeting place for artists and researchers. The two-month individual residency periods, with typically seven artists from different fields and a researcher working on Kone Foundation grant staying at the residence at a time, provide plenty of opportunities for interaction that crosses the boundaries between both different art forms and art and science. At the same time, the Saari Residence offers peaceful and unique place where residents can focus on their work. The Saari Residence’s Community Artist works at the residence throughout the year.

 

Who can apply?
The residency positions are intended for individual professional artists, fiction writers, poets, novelists, translators, curators and critics, and artistic collectives (work groups or established organizations with a business ID, the minimum group size is 3 people) of all disciplines and all nationalities for the purpose of carrying out a project proposal presented in advance. Work partners can apply for individual residency in a joint application.

The selections for Saari residents emphasise artists whose work is rejuvenating and topical, as well as new forms of art. For each residency period, our aim is to select both Finnish and international artists, with representation from several different disciplines of art and stages of career.

Deadline: 
03/31/2020

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MILFORD PHOTO’S 2020 JURIED PHOTO EXHIBITION

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Milford Photo is excited to announce an open themed juried group photo exhibition at Café Atlantique in downtown Milford, CT.

Show us your finest work! Open to all themes and styles, work of any genres, all perspectives on image making and the object that we call the photograph. This is a fantastic opportunity for both emerging and established photographers. Café Atlantique is a highly trafficked venue where exhibiting artists and photographers frequently have their work purchased by patrons of the café. The venue has a two year waiting list for those planning their own shows in the future. This is an opportunity to get your work out there, have a wide variety of people from all backgrounds view and appreciate it, have the opportunity to have your work honored as best in show, win prizes for select awards, and potentially sell your work to a lucky patron! 

Submissions could include, but are not limited to: digital or film photographs, environmental portraiture, landscapes, photos of architecture or cityscapes, portraits, documentary photography, abstract photography, conceptual work, narrative work, still lives, street photographs, color photos, black and white photos, images of nature, long exposure photography, etc. The world is your oyster! Show us the work you’re most proud of. We want to see you think outside the box of standard cliche’s, don’t be afraid to take a risk with your submission! For an idea of the juror’s taste--look to the work of Richard Misrach, Gordon Parks, Nan Goldin, Robert Adams, Carrie Mae Weems, Gregory Crewdson, Lee Friedlander, Uta Barth, Robert Frank, Vivian Maier, William Eggleston, Alec Soth, Joel Sternfeld, Zanele Muholi, Susan Meiselas, Larry Sultan, Doug Dubois, Joel Meyerowitz, or Sian Davey. 

Submission Deadline: March 15 at Midnight, 12:00 EST

Announcement of selected photographers by March 18
Deadline for photographers to send in their high resolution files: March 25th
Exhibition Dates: April 6 - 30, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday April 9, 7-9:00 pm

The show will display 20 professionally framed photographs, printed, mounted, and framed at Milford Photo, after being selected by the jurors for exhibit at Café Atlantique.

Rules/Guidelines

‍If selected by our jurors to be included in the exhibition, the photographer will be required to pay a $50 participation fee. The participation fee covers the cost of our printing, mounting, as well as time/labor of framing and hanging of the work in the exhibition space. At the conclusion of the exhibition, all mounted exhibition prints will go home with the artist, this will not include the frame which we will keep on hand for future exhibitions. A professionally mounted 20”x24” print on Hahnemühle luster produced by our lab is normally valued at $54. 

The photographers who are selected into the exhibition by the jurors must pay the participation fee and in doing so commit to providing a high resolution Tiff or JPEG file for our gallery to print, or they will not be included in the show. If the artist fails to provide a high resolution file large by the deadline, they will forfeit their entry into the exhibition. To ensure exhibition prints are of the highest quality, artists will not be allowed to provide their own framed work. All work will be produced in our digital lab at Milford Photo, and framed in house before being installed at Café Atlantique.

We have 20” x 24” black metal frames that will be used for this exhibition. Exhibition prints will be produced with a Canon professional wide format printer with archival inks on Heavyweight Hahnemühle Luster photo paper, in a color-calibrated environment. Each photo will be floated on a 20”x24” print, with the actual image size printed slightly smaller to allow for white borders on all sides (2”- 4”). The prints will be professionally mounted to acid free foam core. The prints will not be matted. The white border will ensure that photographer’s need not worry about the aspect ratio of their submitted work. For example, photos submitted with a 2x3 ratio will be printed at an image size of 13”x19” with 2.5” white borders on the left and right, 3.5” borders on top and bottom. Whereas photos with a 4x5 ratio would be printed 16”x20” with a 2” border all around. Exhibition Prints are final, and will not be reprinted. Only one print will be covered by the participation fee and produced by our lab, additional reprints will not be covered by the participation fee under any circumstances. 

Please consider when submitting that Café Atlantique is not a professional for-profit gallery, but a café and exhibition space that is frequented by families and people of all ages. For this reason, particularly graphic or explicit imagery cannot be exhibited. All photos are welcome for submission, we simply ask that artist’s keep these guidelines in mind when submitting their work. 

File agreement for accepted photographers: Milford Photo will print only one exhibition print per accepted photograph. If there is a sale inquiry at Café Atlantique, the photographer will be notified before a sale is confirmed. All rights remain with the photographer, Milford Photo will not keep the exhibition files past the closing of the exhibition. If an exhibition print sells, the cost of the work determined by the artist does not include the exhibition frame. 100% of the sale goes to the photographer. Café Atlantique and Milford Photo do not take any percentage of the sale. If the artist prefers that their work be not for sale, then their work will be marked not for sale (NFS) and the photographer will keep their mounted print after the conclusion of the exhibition. In the case that artists who price their work do not sell, each photographer gets to keep their mounted archival photograph. They do not keep the frame which is the property of Milford Photo. 

Announcement: An announcement of photographer’s selected for the exhibition will be posted to our social media by March 18th. Selected photographers will be required to submit a high resolution file for print via wetransfer.com. For those who are selected to submit a high resolution file, a 16 bit TIFF file in Adobe RGB colorspace is preferred, but jpegs or other file types will be accepted. If you send in your file after the deadline of the 25th at Midnight 12:00 EST, your entry and spot in the exhibition will be forfeited.

Entry Fee: $5 per photo. Use PayPal to pay the entry fee after submitting through the application submission form. An individual artist can submit up to 5 photos. It is possible that an individual could have more than one image accepted to the exhibition, but submitting more than one image is not a requirement for entry. 

Prizes Details: 

Opening Reception and Awards: On the night of the opening there will be three people’s choice awards chosen, each people’s choice award winner will receive a gift card of $100 redeemable at Milford Photo. There will also be a best in show award determined by the Jurors, which will include a gift card of the same value. In order to be eligible for the people’s choice awards, you must be present on the day of the opening for the awards announcement. The announcement will occur towards the closing of the opening, to ensure that everyone has enough time to vote for their favorite images. If you are not present to receive your award, then your award will be given to the next artist with the highest number of votes. 

Deadline: 
03/15/2020

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Fee Detail: 
$5 per photo, 1 - 5 photos per submission
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Apply Now For Summer Sessions!!

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Come spend two weeks in rural Vermont eating farm fresh food, making work, and cross-pollinating with inspiring creative types from all over.

During the summer months we open up our home and gardens and invite artists from all over to come and share the bounty.  We offer space in our studios & workshops and provide access to tools & machines to artists working in a broad range of mediums. Our modest facilities include a wood shop, ceramics shed, fiber barn and shared indoor and outdoor studio spaces.  

in an effort to support underserved populations we offer as many scholarships as we can each session. 

Deadline: 
03/01/2020

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Fee Detail: 
$25 to apply
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PERFECTION / SPECULATION

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RESIDENCY DATES // 10 AUGUST - 13 SEPTEMBER 2020
OPEN CALL DEADLINE // 9 MARCH 2020 11.59 CET

Residency 18: Perfection / Speculation proposes a multi-disciplinary investigation of the meanings and ethics of genetic technologies.

This residency is informed by Adam Peacock’s Genetics Gym project, developed while he was Designer-in-Residence at London College of Fashion’s Fashion Space Gallery. Applications are invited from investigators whose focus is on the modifiable human body as a medium of expression, experimentation, research and social interaction. Artists, designers, scientists, writers, psychologists, programmers, film- and video-makers, anthropologists and others based in Oslo, across Norway or internationally, are all welcome to apply. We are looking for talented individuals with distinctive approaches to the residency topic, whatever their specialism. It is intended that the final selection will reflect the scientific as well as the social and cultural dimensions of the area in focus.

Perfection / Speculation will connect with body cultures of the past, present and future. It is supported by a dynamic relationship between its two residency partners: the Vigeland Museum and queer live events co-ordinators Karmaklubb*. The project will revisit the work of Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) to investigate past and future constructions of gender, race, sexuality, age, body politics, and the notion of the ideal human. Building on Karmaklubb*’s agendas, it aims to probe the social and digital cultures arising from discussions and practices around genetics and the body, and to establish a hub within global conversations about future impacts of design technologies on our bodies.

Perfection / Speculation will feature events developed with the residency partners, a multi-faceted approach to research and project development, and the possibility of a concluding public event showcasing diverse residency outcomes. Events will include a very nice post-talk party arranged by Karmaklubb*.

BACKGROUND - GENETICS GYM
The Genetics Gym project explores the consumer psychology that informs technology-driven contemporary human interactions. In development over seven years, the project presents a hypothetical scenario in which a commercial pharmaceutical company allows consumers to ‘design’ themselves in any way imaginable using genetic technology. Genetics Gym explores the psychological preconditions that drive the desire for bodily modification and transformation. It is part of a wider series of experiments that Peacock has titled ‘The Validation Junky’ – examinations of technology-driven socio-cultural issues, including testing the possibility of programming artificial intelligence to ‘read’ the subjective, qualitative and highly context-specific attributes that make up our “ideal” self-presentations. Genetics Gym is a collaboration between Peacock’s studio, UCL’s Human Genetics and Embryology department and London College of Fashion’s Applied Psychology in Fashion department. Originally exhibited at the Fashion Space Gallery in 2017, Genetics Gym was also shown in Science Gallery Melbourne for PERFECTION (2018) and Science Gallery Dublin for PERFECTION (2019). It also forms a chapter in ‘Crafting Anatomies: The body as site in fashion and textiles research practice’, scheduled for publication by Bloomsbury Academic Publishers in February 2020.

ABOUT ADAM PEACOCK
Post-disciplinary artist-designer Adam Peacock is an Associate Lecturer in Design Strategy and Future Related Design at London College of Fashion, and a contributor to LCF’s Fashion Futures MA. He co-runs an experimental fashion-architecture studio for the Master of Architecture degree at the University of Melbourne (2019-). He is the founder of the experimental framework The Validation Junky, whose most recent project, Genetics Gym, was featured in the BBC Radio 1 Stories documentary DNA+: Beauty, and was presented as the opening keynote speech at the 2018 Product Innovation Apparel conference in Milan. Adam has designed for Heatherwick Studio, WilkinsonEyre and Amanda Levete Architects and contributed to strategic-design projects with Stella McCartney, Lyst, Audi and FIAT. He was Artist in Residence at the Visible Futures Lab, School of the Visual Arts, NYC in 2015-16 and 2016 Designer in Residence at the Fashion Space Gallery at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. In 2018, he received the Robert Garland Treseder Fellowship at the the University of Melbourne.

ABOUT DANIA PAPADIMITRIOU
Danai Papadimitriou is a curator based in London and working in the fields of art, architecture and design. Her curatorial practice examines the way these fields interact and shape human behaviours and communities within an urban context. Most recently Danai has been studying yoga practice and philosophy aiming to explore new ways of interaction between people and communities, as well as the role of spirituality in contemporary western society. 

ABOUT THE VIGELAND MUSEUM
The Vigeland Museum is devoted to Norway's most famous sculptor, Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943). It combines the curating of Vigeland’s heritage with the presentation of contemporary sculpture, installation and video art.

ABOUT KARMAKLUBB*
*Karmaklubb* is a nomadic queer club concept and conversational platform, dedicated to ‘thought and pleasure across categories’. Its events bring together diverse individuals and groups, forming hybrid spaces designed to break down boundaries and challenge categorical thinking.

 

POTENTIAL RESIDENTS
The residency understands that this topic can be approached both as a hard science or as an expressive narrative; and so is looking for talented individuals with a distinctive approach to the topic. The output might be; experimental sounds, manipulated imagery, diagrammatic output, scientific research, cultural research/papers, creative writing, digital human body design, CGI, or a format still to be defined.

Applications are welcomed from artists, as well as practitioners or theorists in other areas whose interests and experience are relevant to the residency’s theme. Selected residents will be part of a temporary community of between five and eight local and international participants. The residency will involve group activities, discussion and creative exchange around the residency theme, as well as time for independent working. Selection is based on applicants’ ability both to gain from, and contribute to, the activities of the month-long residency.

PRAKSIS aims to provide an environment for development and professional growth: applications are welcome from practitioners of differing ages and experience levels.
 

RESIDENCY STRUCTURE
PRAKSIS residencies are intensive and structured around the interests and needs of their participants. The particular form that each residency takes is developed collectively through discussion once the group comes together. At the start of the residency, group members are encouraged to share their reasons for applying and what they hope to get out of their time with PRAKSIS.

Early in the residency each participant is expected to give a brief introduction to their practice. Self-led activity will be supplemented by collective activity including, but not limited to visits, meals, discussions and a series of public events that aim to further group research and practice while opening dialogues to wider publics.

WHAT PRAKSIS PROVIDES //
This residency is free of charge and offers comfortable accommodation for non-Oslo based residents in central Oslo. Local residents will continue to live at their usual address. The residency community will regularly come together at the residency studio space, and at organised events and meals.

International participants receive a stipend of 3000 NOK (approximately 300 euros) towards additional costs.

Weekly meals encourage for discussion, debate and friendship. On weekdays PRAKSIS will provide lunch at the working space. Dinners for all residents with invited guests will be held weekly.

Oslo has a vibrant and adventurous arts landscape. PRAKSIS will provide residents with information and links to the city’s cultural scene, informing them about exhibitions, talks, performances and other events. PRAKSIS seeks wherever possible to connect participants with relevant organisations and individuals in Oslo. PRAKSIS residencies aims to introduce the residency community to Oslo creatives in various spheres including among others: curators, writers, and artists.

Activities and events will be mainly held at PRAKSIS’s space in central Oslo. At the start of the residency, participants are invited to make a presentation, informally introducing themselves and their practice to the rest of the group. Other activities include residency related visits, a tour of Oslo's galleries, networking events, discussions and group critiques – some open to the public. A screening/seminar event will address issues surrounding the residency theme.

Residents are responsible for their own travel and any further costs.

Two places are available for international residents. Places may be offered subject to securing support. Approximately four spaces are available to local residents.

Our team is happy to support applications for external grants wherever possible. 

Residents are welcomed to suggest or lead an action, activity or workshop that will clarify and support their own background, interests or methodologies. Participants are also encouraged to contribute towards a shared resource list in advance of the residency, potentially including readings, podcasts, films or other materials for consideration during the residency.
 

REQUIREMENTS //

  • English is the common language at PRAKSIS and residents must be sufficiently fluent to participate in group discussion and activity.
  • Residents are expected to involve themselves fully in the work of the residency: joining meals, participating in events and engaging with the resident community.
  • Accepting a residency involves a commitment to participation for the full residency term.

 
Deadline: 
03/09/2020
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