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ONCE UPON WATER international art residency




Once Upon Water art residency
International Call
Toronto Island, Canada

Program Dates: Sep 16–30, 2019
Submission Deadline: *May 1, 2019

Once Upon Water is a two-week art residency to create artworks about the material and magical notions of water. Water is in constant flow and yet may present itself as still ~ a mirror that mesmerizes. In this state its reflective surface invites gazing at our physical selves, but also beyond our bodies to contemplate both our inner experiences and relationships with the outer world. Water gushes from deep below earth’s crevices, falls from elevations and hovers in misty formations. It traverses time, shape-shifts as it slides through various spaces, and is one of earth’s greatest Sculptors. At once, water pours out of taps in developed countries as a banal occurrence, while women in developing countries trek miles to fetch it clean. Alarmingly, earth is under threat of losing all its sea ice this century, while future wars are predicted to be fought over water rather than oil. Yet, the world’s greatest religions say water holds the power to purify and renew.

Once Upon Water will take place at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto island, Canada. Due to record rains in 2017, forty percent of Toronto Island flooded and the islands were closed to the public. The waters have since receded and island life is once again thriving, but physical traces and stories of the flood remain.

Residents work individually or collaboratively to create artworks that explore tangible and intangible concepts of water through media of their choice, such as photography, video, installation, drawing, painting, performance art, movement, sound art, media art, etc. Artists will have opportunities to socialize and integrate with people who live on, and visit, Toronto island. This programmed residency offers facilitation by multimedia artist Teresa Ascencao, resident artist talks, a special guest artist talk, gallery tours in the city centre, creative and critical dialogue by the shoreline, and plenty of studio time. Critiques of residents’ works occur on a regular basis, individually with the Facilitator and through facilitated group discussions. There will be a closing exhibition of artworks created during the residency (if preferred, artists may show in open studio fashion).

Artscape Gibraltar Point is an artist retreat nestled against the magnificent natural backdrop of Toronto Island, and metres from the beach. It offers a distraction-free environment to focus on making art, and a rich potential for the creation of water-themed artworks amongst its blue-flag beaches (one of them being clothing optional) and natural surroundings of Lake Ontario, forests and gardens. On the island, there are tiny quaint homes, a historic lighthouse, a hobby farm and antique carnival grounds. Cozy up in a furnished studio and bedroom, and enjoy amenities such as a fully equipped common kitchen, shared bathrooms, laundry facilities and wireless Internet. Enjoy beach sunrises and sunsets at the foot of your studio. AGP is a barrier free and inclusive environment. The Toronto city core is just a 15-minute ferry ride away.


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TESLA Award 2018




Artists Call - TESLA Award 2018 is looking for projects on the theme of water in cities

Now in its second year, TESLA Award is welcoming new and innovative proposals in the field of transdisciplinary and intermedia arts.

Led by MOTA in Ljubljana (Slovenia), TESLA Award partners with Artbat Festival in Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Bellastock in Paris (France) to support two public space works to be installed in Almaty. TESLA 2018 is looking for public space projects that use water as a structural element or that reflect on the importance of water in cities.

The works will be presented at the opening of ArtBat festival on 24 August and will be installed in public spaces near or in water points if appropriate.

Winning proposals will be awarded a 4,000 euro production grant and one travel to Artbat Festival.

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J. Mane Gallery invites submissions for its H2O online juried art exhibition for the month of July 2018.  

"The heart of a man is much like the sea.  It has it's storms, it has it's tides and in it's depths it has it's pearls too."~Vincent van Gogh

Water is one of the most important elements for sustaining human life.  We live on a water planet.  It surrounds us, and we cannot live without it.

For this competition artists are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of water; the sea, the lake, a stream, the rain. The artwork can vary from realism to surrealism to abstraction. All artists over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best inspired art and photography.

We have two guest jurors for this month, Philadelphia based artist, Rob Seitz. Rob is an artist and educator currently working with the University City Arts League. He has taught visual arts with a focus on collaboration in a variety of youth programs and schools in Lancaster and Philadelphia. His graphic design business "Seitz Print" creates t-shirts, posters, album covers, stickers, and block printed business cards.

And, Rusty Eveland, who studied at the Delaware College of Art in Wilmington, DE, and finished with a BFA in Animation from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Currently a working artist out of Philadelphia, his focus has been on painting and animation. Movement, composition, and color are all particularities of his work. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited and sold across the country, and his animated shorts have been screened in festivals around the Philadelphia area.  You can follow Rusty on Instagram.

Dates and Deadlines 

Deadline for Entries:  June 25, 2018

Opening of Online Exhibition:  July 1, 2018

Online Exhibition Closed & Archived:  July 30, 2018 (remains on website under "Gallery Archives”)

Entry Fees

An entry fee of $30 for up to 5 images.

No more than a total of 5 images will be accepted in any one submission.  An artist may enter more than once.

Payment is required at the time of entry.


IMAGE LABELING:  Image should be labeled as LastName_FirstName_Title_Medium_Size.jpeg.                                 

Example: Mane_J_Title_Acrylic_20x30.jpg.

Acceptable Mediums & Sizes

Painting, drawing, pastels, inks, pencil, encaustic, photography, mixed media and digital art.


Cash awards may be given to the top three (3) winners.

The First Place winner will be the Featured Artists on the website for the duration of the exhibition. Winners will receive extensive online publicity and promotion. 

Depending on the number and quality of all submissions received, Honorable Mention awards may also be given.

Winning artists will receive a digital award certificate.

The artists will be promoted on the website, in online press releases to hundreds of outlets, in online event calendars, art news websites, and through the gallery’s extensive social media outlets. 

Links to the artist's website will be listed on the exhibition page and should result in increased traffic to the artist's website.

J. Mane Gallery's objective is to promote the artists, worldwide, to art professionals, galleries, collectors and buyers.

J. Mane Gallery utilizes the Submittable platform to receive, process and jury all competition entries.

Artists who submit an entry and images to J. Mane Gallery must agree to J. Mane Gallery's Terms Of Service, and Competition Rules.

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The Universal Sea – Pure or Plastic?! Call for Artists


Creatives from all around the world get your work tools ready and set your imagination free: The Universal Sea’s Call for Artists is officially launched! We are seeking out for artworks and projects which deal with water in the Anthropocene’s context until 31st December 2017.

„The Universal Sea: Pure or Plastic?!” is a European art and innovation project. The aim of our project is to strengthen creative civil participation now and for the future. It’s about creating urgency to take action! The project seeks to find new approaches by exploring the power of art questioning and rethinking existing systems through making thought processes visible and physically tangible. Based on Beuys’ social sculpture concept, we are looking for artists that are open to engaging with the public beyond their individual art creation.

What is in for you:

  • Be shown in an international exhibition in a museum in Oronsko, Poland.
  • Be selected for an Artist Residency
  • Get a budget of 5.000 Euro for your extended art production
  • Show your final artwork at The Universal Sea Festival in Budapest, Hungary.
  • Be published in the official The Universal Sea Book.

And overall, contribute to a global cause with your work and show that art can be a catalyst for change. Your choice, your action!

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