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The Westmorland Landscape Prize

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Conceived and developed by Westmorland, the Westmorland Landscape Prize aims to document, celebrate and interrogate our relationship with the landscape. It offers a First Prize of £10,000: Westmorland, along with Selectors Cherie Federico, Anne Desmet RA and Hazel Stone are delighted to announce Sharon Baker as the winner.

Sharon is awarded First Prize for Packwood Fragment 14, one of a series of prints based on images of a topiary garden at Packwood House, Warwickshire. The garden is depicted as a ‘hyper-green alien landscape’, striking, startling and synthetic. It has been manipulated into an aesthetic that may pass as beautiful, but that has little or no resemblance to the landscape’s natural form. As an artist, Sharon is interested in the subjective nature of value, particularly in the form of what human beings choose to keep and what they choose to discard. Packwood Fragment 14 interrogates the value that we place in regulated beauty and questions the morality of the dominion that we attempt to hold over the natural world.

Sharon’s work will be presented alongside that of another 70 artists at the gallery at the Rheged Centre, Penrith from 13 September – 10 November 2019. In this inaugural exhibition, two themes emerge as dominant: conservation and environmentalism. John Stokes, Gallery Manager at the Rheged Centre comments that ‘the way we view our landscape is changing. The sense of it being something we possess is diminishing; instead, we are learning to perceive it as a victim of our thoughtless actions. An art prize about landscape gives us the perfect opportunity to talk about the challenges the landscape is facing and to redefine both what it is and who it is for.’

Deadline: 
11/10/2019
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Strive: A National Exhibition Highlighting American Immigration & the American Dream

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Strive is a national juried exhibition featuring art that highlights immigration in America and the long admired endeavor of obtaining the American Dream. This country was formed on immigrants seeking new opportunities, democracy, civil liberties, and both religious, and political freedom. The topic of immigration has been discussed in almost every news cast over the last two years and continues to be at the center of mush discussion and debate in the United States. Strive will feature work that depicts various topics surrounding American immigration both throughout American history and in today’s society, spanning from those who initially came to the United States seeking the American Dream (and those who currently are in the process of doing so today), all the way to refugees looking for a safe haven. This exhibition is open to all 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine crafts, and is open to all artists living in the United States. You do not have to be an immigrant to submit work to the exhibition. This exhibition will be juried by Solomon Isekeije, and curated by d’Art Center Staff. The d’Art Center is Norfolk’s thirty-year-old art center and includes working professional artist studios and provides a wide variety of exhibitions and programming open to the public. The d’Art Center is located in the NEON district of Norfolk.

Deadline: 
06/30/2019

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Fee Detail: 
$35 for up to 3 works
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OPEN CALL: World of Co Artist Residency in Sofia, Bulgaria (April - November)

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World of Co is independent multidisciplinary Artist Residency Program which give you the chance to taste the cultural diversity of Bulgaria and provokes your creativity.

Residents can develop ideas and experiment with different techniques while focusing on a personal project or collaborating with local and international creatives.The aim of the Residency is multileveled - from one side, bringing together international artists and creative people to Bulgaria to exhibit, collaborate, learn and share. From another side, to unveil a different perspective of one not-so-well-known country and its’ artistic potential.
 

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

Accommodation & Shared studio in one

Traditional craft workshops (carpet weaving and wood carving)

Introduction to Bulgarian art & culture: From traditional to contemporary art (series of lectures)

Bulgarian Chit-Chat language lessons

Weekly group meetings

Support with research and project execution

Artist's studio/Museum or gallery visit

Artists' talk – present your art to the local audience

Collective exhibition and the end of the stay

Sofia City Guide - a curated collection of contemporary galleries and museums, art stores, print shops and etc.

Monthly list of art and culture events in Sofia

Bulgarian SIM card

ACCOMMODATION & SHARED STUDIO SPACE

The residency apartment & studio are located in 140m² large space in the city center of Sofia. It has three individual bedrooms. The artists are accommodated in a private fully furnished room, around 15 sqm. The apartment has a fully equipped shared kitchen with oven, fridge, laundry machine, a shared bathroom, extra restroom, and Wi-Fi connection. There is also a shared living room to eat, talk and have fun together. The shared studio space is large open space, part of the same apartment. Equipped with desks, chairs, lamps, easels, including Wi-Fi and all utilities (water, heating, electricity).

ELIGIBILITY

Open for all kind of creatives, emerging and established artists, from all around the world.

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

3/4

RESIDENCY FEE

Residency program with provided accommodation: 650€ per month

If you share the room with another artist the price is 500€ per month for each

Deadline: 
04/13/2019
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Wells Art Contemporary: WAC Awards 2019

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The Wells Art Contemporary (WAC) Awards is an international open competition for contemporary visual arts which has already established a strong presence in the London art world and which is drawing artists from places as diverse as Australia, Azerbaijan, India, Italy, Korea, Japan and the United States. Open to artists working in painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, installation or video, the WAC Awards aims to stimulate debate, challenge and provoke, pushing the boundaries of the visual arts scene both nationally and internationally. We are delighted to announce that the 2019 shortlisted works will be exhibited at an exciting new venue, Wells Cathedral, set in the medieval heart of England’s smallest city. The exhibition will take place from 20 July – 11 August 2019, and those selected will be eligible for a wide range of awards which include a cash prize, exhibition prizes and professional development opportunities. 

Applications for the WAC Awards 2019 must be made online and must be completed by 5pm on Monday 15 May 2019

Deadline: 
05/15/2019
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Santo Foundation 10th Anniversary Exhibition Call

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Our first exhibition since 2010, Santo Foundation is excited to celebrate the 10th year of our operating to support and celebrate the emerging visual artist with our Santo Foundation 10th Anniversary Exhibition Call.

An expansion of our existing model that we use for our Santo Foundation Individual Artist Awards, process of the Santo Foundation 10th Anniversary Exhibition call is one that encourages and nurtures the ecology of the contemporary fine art world in its best sense. The exposure of the work of cutting-edge emerging artists to exceptional curators who otherwise may not have ever seen their work, provides both the artists and the curators (Distinguished Curator) with a rich and authentic experience of where the industry and the state of our artistic cultural expression exists. 

Two Month Exhibition in Downtown St. Louis Awarded to Three 2-D and Video Visual Artists:  
Exhibition Awards: Three top artists will be selected to have a group exhibition in Arcade Contemporary Art Projects' 6,029 square foot gallery in the historic Arcade Building in dowtown St. Louis, Missouri, opening on Saturday, June 1, 2019 with a celebratory exhibition reception, and on view until Saturday, August 10, 2019.

Publication Awards: Each of the three selected artists will receive three complimentary copies of the full-color catalog documenting the works selected for the exhibition and featuring a forward by the Distinguished Curator regarding commentary and unique value of the selected artists and their respective work. 

The Santo Foundation is honored to announce our Distinguished Curator, GRETCHEN WAGNER, Saint Louis Art Museum's Mellon Fellow for Prints, Drawings and Photographs.

Exhibition Call Description: Open to all 2-D and video artists, the three artist exhibition will occur in the The museum-quality gallery now comprises over 6,000 square feet that can be divided in various distinct exhibit spaces of varying proportions and sizes, due to the six 12'x12' floating walls. Total gallery running wall length is approximately 56 feet with all walls being no less than 12' in height. All exhibit spaces are appropriately track-lit. The Gallery has street-facing windows nearly floor to ceiling providing excellent public exposure on downtown St. Louis' 8th and Olive Streets, for the artwork 24/7.

The Exhibition will be open to the public four days a week for a total of ten weeks on view. Images from recent past Santo Foundation Individual Artist Awards and from "Marks of Absence," our 2010 Inivitational can be found in our website here and on our Instagram account. (Please remember, the nature of works previously shown should NOT be considered indicative of what Santo Foundation future Distinguished Jurors for the Individual Artist Awards or what will our Distinguished Curator will select to exhibit in the 10th Anniversary Exhibition or otherwise in the future. We and our jurors and curators are genuinely open to surprise, diverse and innovative approaches to visual art.)

About the Distinguished Curator: The Santo Foundation is honored that Gretchen Wagner, Saint Louis Art Museum's Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Prints, Drawings and Photographs, serves as Distinguished Curator for the 10th Anniversary Exhibition Call.

The history of printmaking and the role of artist’s editions in contemporary practice is a primary focus of Wagner’s research. She has, for example, explored the worlds of 1970s conceptual art, Eastern European printmaking and the print as public art.

Wagner received a master’s degree in art history from Williams College and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has held curatorial positions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Pulitzer Arts Foundation and the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center/Marfa Contemporary.

Highlights from the numerous exhibitions Wagner has curated and co-curated on topics ranging from German Expressionism to Fluxus Editions include: “Artist’s Artists: James Siena, Josh Smith and Charline von Heyl Collect Prints” at the International Print Center New York (2014) and “Art of Its Own Making” at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation (2014); as well as the MoMA exhibitions “Projects 98: Slavs and Tatars” (2012); “Thing/Thought: Fluxus Editions, 1962-1978” (2011); and “Gabriel Orozco: Samurai Tree Invariants” (2009).

Most recently, Wagner co-curated the 2018 exhibition “Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now.”

To apply:

Artists may submit online only through Call for Entry.org (CaFÉ).

Graduate School candidates are eligible. Students at earlier levels are not eligible.

 Emerging, mid-career and mature artists are eligible and encouraged to apply.

All mediums of 2-D and video visual art are eligible including images, audio, video and performance.

This is an International call and all artists are welcome to apply regardless of country, state or residency status.

 Please submit (minimum and maximum) 6 files of original work and a current artist cv/resume.

 No artist statements.

Please do not submit other materials.

Application fee of $45.00 USD.

Call for Entry dates: September 1, 2018 through December 1, 2018.

Distinguished Curator will review work samples and exhibition proposals. Santo Foundation staff is NOT a part of this process.

Work samples and application materials are electronically reviewed, rated and selected.

Winning Artists will be announced on Facebook, Instagram and on santofoundation.org in January 2019. The three winning artists will be personally contacted upon selection.

Please note if you have questions regarding technical aspects of callforentry.org please contact their help desk. Please do not contact the juror.

If you have questions that do not involve Call for Entry technical issues, contact francesca@santofoundation.org.

Application Components & Things to Include or Consider:

Work Samples Upload 6 images (jpg) and/or video/sound files (mp3, mp4, wav, mov, mpg).

$45 for an application submission of up to 6 files.

Additional files (up to a total of 10) can be submitted to your application for a $5 additional fee per file.

 

IMAGE MEDIA

File format: JPEG or JPG only

File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side. 

File size: under 5 MB

 

AUDIO MEDIA

File formats: AIFF, WAV, XMF, MP3

Bit rate: minimum 96 kpbs–maximum 320 kbps

Codec: aiff, wav, au

File size: under 10 MB

VIDEO MEDIA

File formats: 3GP, WMV, AVI, MOV, ASF, MPG, MP4, M2T, MKV, M2TS

Resolution: minimum 640 x 480, maximum 1920 x 1080

Aspect ratio: 4:3 or 16:9

Bit rate: recommended above 240 kbps

Frame rate: minimum 12 fps, recommended 30 fps.

Codec: h.264, h.263, mpeg-1, mpeg-2, mpeg-4, Windows Media Video, and motion jpeg mpeg-1 muxed, Apple Lossless

Container: 3gp, asf, avi, mov, mpeg, mpeg-2, mp4, ogg

File size: under 100 MB.

Currently, linked media from YouTube, Vimeo, etc. is not accepted. Please use upload-ready media files only.

Artist CV/Resume: Upload 1 artist CV or resume (Should provide context for “where you are” in your art career. Should not be too long [no more than three pages] and should include art-career or other relevant info only).

Image Credits or Short Descriptions: If applicable, write a brief credit line or short description for each image, video, or sound file uploaded.

Select works that are no more than five years old, if possible.

Select works that show your best talents in one area (Depth over breadth).

“Clarity of Vision”: curate your work samples to create a cohesive identity for yourself as an artist to the Juror.

The Distinguished Curator will select the artists for exhibition via Jury by art piece/work* (Each image entry will be individually scored, including detail images. Beneficial if you are looking to select by artwork as 1 artwork* = 1 application).  *a work is one image, audio, or video file

Deadline: 
12/01/2018
Fee Detail: 
$45.00
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