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On the Surface

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Studio Montclair is currently seeking submissions for the exhibition “On the Surface,” which will be on view from October 28 through November 26, 2022 at Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ.

Artists have stretched, manipulated, and morphed the surface in ways that challenge traditional ideas of what art can be. While surface articulation may range from flat to sculptural, there is a visual tension between the actuality of the object and the space that is simultaneously perceived. Using a variety of materials, artists are building up the plane and playing with dimensionality. They are also creating an illusion of three-dimensionality, which may require the viewer to become aware of his or her sense of form, mass, and space. Other artists allow the materials and process to create a surface that engages the sense of touch as well as sight, or they may use transparency to enable the viewer to penetrate the surface. From a limitless interiority to a built-out exterior space, the viewer experiences many aspects of spatial ambiguity as well as the intriguing intersection of medium, surface and illusion. For “On the Surface,” Studio Montclair is looking for artists who are examining the limitless boundaries of the two-dimensional and three-dimensional plane.

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Shazzi Thomas received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bard College in 2004. Her abstract paintings have been exhibited at Longwood Art Gallery, Broome Street Gallery, Eleven Ten Gallery, Brooklyn Artists Gym, and The Painting Center in NYC. Her work addresses the inter-relationship between design and chaos, and the parallels between our external and internal environments.

Thomas has curated numerous exhibitions at Broome Street Gallery in Soho. In 2008, she gave a lecture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on the artist Georgia O'Keefe in conjunction with the exhibition Through Our Eyes: Wuppertal/New York. Most recently, she gave a lecture at The Maryland Institute College of Art addressing making your own luck in the art world and managing a non-profit organization. She curated the exhibitions Cultivate Your Own Garden, About Face, I Am My Best Work, and One in a Year at The Painting Center. and the NYAE 2020 Members Invitational at Equity Gallery.

She served as a juror for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and the Golden Educators Residency. In 2021, she was a guest juror for the 11th Biennial Alexander Rutsch Award. In 2022, she was offered the opportunity to nominate an artist for the prestigious Heinz Award.

Shazzi Thomas has been the Director of The Painting Center in Chelsea for 17 years. She is the Co-President of the Drawing Rooms in Jersey City and works as an assistant at Michelman Fine Art.

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Studio Montclair Gallery 127 Bloomfield Ave Montclair, NJ 07042
Deadline: 
05/September/2022

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Against the Grain

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Listing Type: Call for Entry
Website: https://www.stratagallerysantafe.com
Cost: $35.00
Deadline: November 20, 2021

IMPORTANT DATES:
- Submission deadline: November 20, 2021
- Notification of accepted works: December 4, 2021
- Works due at the Gallery: December 21, 2021
- Unsold works picked up/returned: February 6, 2022
- Show dates: January 4 - February 5, 2022.

About the Against the Grain:
A core principle of Strata Gallery is to feature artists whose work in some way does not fit into recent or current aesthetic, ideological, thematic, representational or commercial trends within the art world. Against the Grain focuses on work that in some way counters contemporary tendencies or fashions in recent visual art. Such work might be unconventional in terms of materials, format, representational methods, concept, emotional range, predominant mood, visual, cultural or historical references, viewpoint, politics, narrative, expressive impetus, relationship to tradition, motivation, narrative devices, subject matter, or composition.

Against the Grain is a juried exhibition held at Strata Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event will run from January 4 - February 5, 2022.

Prizes:
$200 - Best of Show (1)
$150 - Director's Choice (1)
$50 - Honorable Mention (3)

Entry Fee:
Submission fee is $35 for three works. $10 per additional entry (maximum of three additional entries. (Overall maximum of 6 works total)
All submissions will be handled through CaFÉ (Submit Here).

About the Juror:
Stephanie Jacinto is the Assistant Director at Strata Gallery and is a second-year MA student in the History of Art at the University of New Mexico where she studies Critical Race Theory and Modern U.S. Art History. Her primary research interests include the representation and reception of identity-based politics in U.S. visual culture.

About Strata Gallery:
Strata Gallery is a non-profit artist member gallery that strives to showcase the work of internationally Established Artists, while also promoting Emerging Artists who may struggle for gallery exposure. Our established artists help validate the promise of those who are still emergent, and the Strata gallery encourages creative partnerships and mentorship between these two groups. Strata Gallery does not favor any distinct style and promotes a range of authentic individual expression embodying diverse material practices, imagery, style, and ethos.

Submission Requirements:

  • All artwork must be ready to hang/display with the proper hardware (i.e., paintings framed with wire).
  • Media accepted: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, mixed media.
  • Dimensions: Wall mounted work max size is 40x40 inches (12 inches deep for wall mounted sculpture).
  • Max Weight: 25 lbs.
  • Submitted work must remain available for the duration of the exhibit - January 4 - February 5, 2022.
  • No changes to information can be made once submitted.

Image Format Requirements:

1.    Submit image in .jpg format. 

2.    Include the following annotations:

a.    Artist’s name

b.    Title of Artwork

c.     Date of completion

d.    Medium/Media

e.    Size in inches: Height x Width x Depth

f.      Price of artwork
 

Selection Criteria:
All artwork submissions will be reviewed by the juror, Stephanie Jacinto. All artists will receive notice of acceptance or rejection for their submission.

Selection criteria includes:

  • Does the artwork comply with the submission requirements? Failure to follow submission requirements will result in immediate disqualification from consideration.
  • Uniqueness and originality
  • Visual impact
  • Demonstrated excellence of technique

Eligibility: 
Artists who work in the following media: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, mixed media.

Prize Summary: 
There are a total of 4 prizes available.
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Prizes:
$200 - Best of Show (1)
$150 - Director's Choice (1)
$50 - Honorable Mention (3)

Deadline: 
20/November/2021

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$35
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ViewPoints 2021

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Studio Montclair seeks entries for the 24th Annual Open Juried Exhibition “ViewPoints 2021” at Studio Montclair Gallery, Studio Montclair’s nonprofit gallery located in the downtown Montclair Arts District from April 23 to May 28, 2021.

 “ViewPoints,” now in its 24th year, expands the reach of SMI to introduce artists not only from New Jersey but from across the nation and the world to our regional community. Over the last 24 years, we have had many prominent jurors and artists participate in this exhibition.

This year we are pleased to announce Eleanna Anagnos as our juror. Eleanna Anagnos is a New York-based curator, lecturer, critic, professor and artist. Anagnos has been a Co-Director at Ortega y Gasset Projects, an artist-run gallery and curatorial collective located in Brooklyn, NY, since 2014. Her curatorial projects have been featured in the New York Times, Art in America, and the New York Observer, and, most recently, has been a visiting critic at the NARS Foundation and Brooklyn College. As an artist, she has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and has received numerous awards, grants, and residencies including the Rauschenberg Foundation Residency, Yaddo Fellow, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the Grant Wood Fellow. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Artsy, and Artnet. Ms. Anagnos earned her MFA in Painting from Temple University, Tyler School of Art, and a BA with honors and distinction from Kenyon College.

Exhibition Dates: April 23 – May 28, 2021

Entry Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021

Entry Fee. Cash Awards.

Prize Summary: 
Minimum of 1200 in cash awards
Deadline: 
01/March/2021

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SMI Members: $35, Non-members: $40 for up to 3 images. $5/each additional work, maximum of 5 images.
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Out of the Darkness

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Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum invites artists in all media (except video) to submit work(s) for an 11-week group exhibition during the 2021 season.
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented changes in our world and, much like other events such as The Great Recession of 2008, the impact of the current pandemic will continue to be felt for years to come.  Acknowledging that art can convey ideas which words cannot always express, this exhibition aims to shed light on how artists are responding to the crisis and its aftermath.  The theme, out of the darkness can be interpreted as both a woeful as well as a hopeful message – can be build back better, how will we use our newly acquired knowledge to prepare for future crises, will we unite at this critical junction or continue to tear into our fellow man because of political and ideological differences?  Any of these questions and more can be proposed and answered by work submitted to this show.    

Deadline: 
29/January/2021

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$30 for first two entries; $10 for each additional entry
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Grants for Arts Equity

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Open funding opportunity for Bay Area visual arts organizations serving BIPOC and other underserved audiences.

Minnesota Street Project Foundation is awarding grants for capacity-building initiatives to Bay Area visual arts organizations serving Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and other underserved audiences. The program’s vision is to help visual arts organizations working in communities that have historically experienced the greatest socio-economic barriers to sustained arts engagement. Chosen grantees can receive up to $10,000.

Guidelines accessible here.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and accessible here.

Prize Summary: 
Chosen grantees can receive up to a $10,000 grant.
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Chosen grantees can receive up to $10,000 for capacity-building initiatives to help sustain and strengthen arts engagement in their communities.

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