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"Bird Houses and Nests” Exhibition at the Tucson Botanical Garden

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SculptureTucson (ST) and Tucson Botanical Gardens (TBG) are hosting a joint exhibition of outdoor sculpture related to “Bird Houses and Nests.”

All work will be on display in outdoor garden spaces, so artists are encouraged to create work that is large-scale in size.  While there is no maximum size restriction, works smaller than 5 feet high will not be considered, unless the piece is mounted on a base, and the entire sculpture plus base is equal to 5 feet.  Sculptures must be secured to the base.

To be considered for this exhibition, artists are invited to submit digital images of previously completed works.  Based on those images, artists will be invited to create a new work for the exhibition. 

ELIGIBILITY

The “Birdhouses and Nests” Call to Artists is open to artists 18 years and older working in all sculpture media. All works must be original works of art.

DEADLINE

All completed applications must be received by ST by 5:00 p.m., May 25th, 2020.

Selected artists will be notified on June 1st , 2020.

SALES

All sculptures selected will be available for sale with the artist receiving 70% of the sales price.

DROP-OFF OF ARTWORK

Entrants are responsible for delivery and installation of their work prior to the show as well as, deaccession and return following the show. ST will cover up to $250 of the expenses involved in returning unsold work.

Works must be exhibition ready, appropriately free-standing and ready for display.  TBG will not accept works that are damaged.

All accepted work must be delivered to the Tucson Botanical Gardens by Wednesday, September 23rd, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

TBG will exercise professional care in handling accepted artwork. Works delivered in good condition will be insured by the TBG during the exhibition from time of delivery until the pick–up deadline.

PICK-UP OF ARTWORK

SculptureTucson will not be responsible for works left after the pick-up deadline and will charge a $10 per day storage fee. Only artists who have made previous arrangements have the option of leaving their work at ST headquarters for up to a year.   If an artist sends a representative to pick up his/her work, TBG must be notified in advance.

PUBLICITY

SculptureTucson reserves the right to use all images for publicity and/or educational purposes.

CALENDAR

May 25th:          Entry form and images must be emailed to ST no later than 5:00 p.m.

May 29th:          ST selects works.

June 1st:            Notification of selections sent.

August 31st:       Accepted artists receive first half of their $500 honorarium.

Sept. 23rd:         Sculptures delivered to TBG from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sept. 26th:         First day open to the public, opening reception. Artists receive second half of their $500 honorarium.

January 3rd:       Last day of exhibition.

January 5th:       Artist pick up of all works, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Prize summary: 
$500 will be provided to support your artwork
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Each chosen artist will receive a $500 honorarium. This is a financial gesture, in addition to a possible exhibition sale, and should not be expected to cover the cost of fabrication.

Deadline: 
05/25/2020

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None
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Wales Contemporary 2020

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Artists have the opportunity to win £12,000 in prizes as Wales Contemporary / Cymru Gyfoes, the competition celebrating everything that makes Wales Welsh, returns for a second year. 

Developed by the Waterfront Gallery in association with the Welsh Government, Wales Contemporary / Cymru Gyfoes is an international open competition for 2D and 3D artworks. It celebrates all aspects of the country by inviting artists to submit work that is inspired by its heritage, art history, traditions, landscape (rural, urban or political) and contemporary culture.

Following the close of the call for entries, the submissions will be judged by a selection panel including artist Basil Beattie RA, painter Gerda Roper, and sculptor Sebastien Boyesen.

The subsequent exhibition will be displayed at the Waterfront Gallery in Milford Haven, South Wales and will tour to the Senedd and Pierhead Building, Cardiff. 

Prizes Details: 

The following prizes will be awarded: 

  • 1st Prize – £4,000
  • Highly commended 2-dimensional work – £2,000
  • Highly commended 3-dimensional – £2,000
  • Young Artist Prize (25 and under) – £1,000
  • Prize for artists born, educated or resident in Wales – £1,500
  • Public choice – £1,500 

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The submission fee is £15 for one work, £25 for two and £34 for three.
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Open Sculpture

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Deadline for Submissions: MAY 31, 2020, Duration: JULY 1 - NO DEADLINE , Application fee: FREE , Location: NO BORDERS

Artists are invited to propose up to 3 works that are relevant to the subject, sculpture and installations. Works must stand in nature or urban space.

OpenSculpture are discovering relations between open spaces, nature and human influence. Help us to build a network of sculptures with reminds of social relation and human influence to landscape.

Deadline: 
05/31/2020

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Wales Contemporary 2020

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Artists have the opportunity to win £12,000 in prizes as Wales Contemporary / Cymru Gyfoes, the competition celebrating everything that makes Wales Welsh, returns for a second year. 

Developed by the Waterfront Gallery in association with the Welsh Government and with the support of Milford Waterfront, Wales Contemporary / Cymru Gyfoes is an international open competition for 2D and 3D artworks. It celebrates all aspects of the country by inviting artists to submit work that is inspired by its heritage, art history, traditions, landscape (rural, urban or political) and contemporary culture.

Following the close of the call for entries, the submissions will be judged by a selection panel including artist Basil Beattie RA, painter Gerda Roper, and sculptor Sebastien Boyesen. The subsequent exhibition will be displayed at the Waterfront Gallery in Milford Haven, South Wales and will tour to the Senedd and Pierhead Building, Cardiff. 

Prizes Details: 

The following prizes will be awarded: 

  • 1st Prize – £4,000
  • Highly commended 2-dimensional work – £2,000
  • Highly commended 3-dimensional – £2,000
  • Young Artist Prize (25 and under) – £1,000
  • Prize for artists born, educated or resident in Wales – £1,500
  • Public choice – £1,500 
Deadline: 
09/01/2020

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Entry fee is £15 for one work, £25 for two and £34 for three.
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Fairport Train Viewing Platform - Artistic Railing Panels

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The Fairport Public Arts Committee seeks qualifications from artists and artist teams for public art to be installed at the Train Viewing Platform located in the Village of Fairport that will be renovated in 2020.  Winning proposals will be eligible for up to $10,000 for design, fabrication, and installation.

The art installation is envisioned to enhance the railroad theme of the Village of Fairport’s Train Viewing Platform Improvement Project which is planned for construction in 2020.  The project is located at the Fairport Junction site on the north side of East Liftbridge Lane in the Village of Fairport, adjacent to the CSX rail lines that pass through the village.  The proposed art installation will consist of guard railing panels on the railway side of the platform.

Prizes Details: 

Winning proposals will be eligible for up to $10,000 for design, fabrication, and installation.

Deadline: 
05/01/2020

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: BORDERS | Venice May-Nov 2020

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BORDERS | Venice May-Nov 2020
ITSLIQUID International Art and Architecture Festival
Deadline: April 19, 2020

ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with Venice Events and Ca’ Zanardi, is pleased to announce the open call for BORDERS – ITSLIQUID International Art and Architecture Festival.

BORDERS, curated by Arch. Luca Curci, will be presented in Venice at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and in other prestigious venues between May 28 and November 27, 2020 in the same period of the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale “How will we live together?”, chaired by Paolo Baratta and curated by architect and scholar Hashim Sarkis.

The festival focuses on the concept of “borders”, between the soul and the body, the man and the city, the city and the ground. The festival analyzes the idea of human and urban borders, how people live them and how they are modified in contemporary society. Every human being lives in a world in which the limits, the borders, shape their attitudes and behaviors, limiting the freedom and creating a sense of alienation. The man reacts breaking the limits and finding a new way of life. We imagine a world of “liquid cities”, where differences create new possibilities and exchange possibilities, instead of being social barriers.

BORDERS Festival consists of 3 main events:

– BODIES+CITIES SKIN from May 28 to July 10, 2020 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space and from May 29 to July 10, 2020 at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi
Deadline for applications is April 19, 2020 (11.59 PM of your local time)

– FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES from July 23 to September 11, 2020 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space and from July 24 to September 11, 2020 at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi
Deadline for applications is June 21, 2020 (11.59 PM of your local time)

– FUTURE LANDSCAPES, the Experimental Festival Exhibitions and the Venice Architecture Academy, from September 24 to November 27, 2020 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space and from September 25 to November 27, 2020 at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi
Deadline for applications is August 23, 2020 (11.59 PM of your local time)

FUTURE LANDSCAPES, the Experimental Festival Exhibitions and the Venice Architecture Academy, from September 24 to November 27, 2020 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space and from September 25 to November 27, 2020 at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi
Deadline for applications is August 23, 2020 (11.59 PM of your local time)

The participation includes the following services:
– exhibition space dedicated to the artist’s works
– assisting with customs formalities, international shipping and local transport
– assisting in finding accommodation for artist
– the design and the printing of invitation cards, posters
– the global and local press office, publicity, press, banners, totem, etc.
– the realization of the exhibition website and dedicated press releases
– mounting and dismounting of the exhibition
– exhibitions opening event with drinks and food
– a one day dedicated presentation, talk or workshop focusing on the artist’s career
– a dedicated interview published on ITSLIQUID website and spread on our social networks
– providing services and drinks for small meetings at the exhibition places for invited guests
– a printed catalogue that will include all the participants

Artists interested in taking part in our shows, are free to be sponsored and supported by institutions, organizations, governments and their representers; the logos of their sponsors will be included in all the communication (digital and print) of the events. Artists are free to take part in one or more events.

The festival also aims to discover the interpretations of borders between built and unbuilt geographical contexts, the complex spatial mechanisms within contemporary cities and territories, to understand these underlying cultural philosophical, political and aesthetic value systems that influence the production of architectural form. The investigation concerns not just territories’ borders: the festival focuses on the design and the construction strategies applied to the contemporary “skin and bones” architecture, on the thin surface that divides and connects the inner places with the outer spaces, from the single buildings to the huge metropolis’ borderline.

Deadline for applications April 19, 2020 (11.59 PM of your local time)

Prizes Details: 

Entry fee always depends on the number and dimensions of the artworks selected.

Deadline: 
04/19/2020

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Fee Detail: 
it depends on the number and dimensions of the artworks
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