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Calls for Artists, Coast to Coast

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Call for Exhibition Proposals – NY
Deadline: January 31, 12. The Lake George Arts Project Gallery Committee invites artists to submit exhibition proposals for the Courthouse Gallery 2013 exhibition season. Strong preference is given to work created within the past two years. Proposals for special exhibitions, installations, mixed media presentations, and performance art are welcome. The deadline for proposals is always January 31. For more information visit: http://www.lakegeorgearts.org/annual-call.htm, or contact Lake George Arts Project, Gallery Committee, 1 Amherst Street, Lake George, NY 12845, (518) 668-2616, mail@lakegerogearts.org.

Call for art: GOTHIC – CA
Deadline: December 31, 11. Gothic invites submissions from artists evincing a peculiar, perverse, idiosyncratic sensitivity, influenced by literature, movies, television and the tabloids, in painting, drawing, sculpture, illustration, fashion, graphic design, animation, photography, video, digital media, computer-based works, installation and performance. OCCCA’s museum of the macabre will display supernatural mutations, bizarre curiosities permeated by fantastic and pathological themes. Juror: Amy V. Grimm: Independent Curator and Assistant Professor of Art History & Museum Studies at Irvine Valley College. Details and Online Entry: http://occca.org/EXHIBITIONS.html#gothic

32nd Annual Juried Photography Exhibition – NY
Deadline: March 23, 2012. Smithtown Township Arts Council seeks entries for its 32nd Annual Juried Photography Exhibition The Hand-Made Photograph at the Mills Pond House Gallery, May 5-June 1, 2012. Juror: Christopher James. National call. Prospectus at www.stacarts.org/exhibits or email gallery@stacarts.org. 660 Route 25A, St.James, NY 11780. (631) 862-6575. $45/3 entries. Cash Prize.

More listings after the jump:
Whiting Arts Council Bike Rack RFP – ID
Deadline: December 1, 11. The Whiting Arts Council (WAC), in partnership with the City of Whiting, is soliciting proposals from qualified artists to design and fabricate bicycle racks for installation in Whiting, Indiana along 119th Street. This project should provide functional art to the City of Whiting, further the community’s sense of spirit and pride, and encourage bicycle transportation. Timeframe: Deadline for submissions December 1, 2011; Decision notification December 15, 2011; Delivery of fabricated racks March 1, 2012; Installation Spring 2012. Budget: All proposals must include a proposed budget. Budgets (per rack) are not to exceed $2,000. The original bike rack will be supplied by the City of Whiting. The WAC is seeking the installation of 5 racks. Further details can be found at www.studio659.org

Tag: Graffiti Art in Florida – FL
Deadline: February 1, 2012. Notification date: March 1, 2012. Exhibition dates: June-August 2012. Graffiti art has a long and rich history in the United States, and the Sunshine State is home to many artists who buck the authorities in order to make their talents known in our streets. Whether they are tagging buildings, or utilizing street aesthetics within the comfort of their studios, the influence of graffiti art on today’s artists can’t be ignored. This exhibition highlights the works of some of them, complete with an entire graffiti wall. If you have questions please contact Melissa Yungbluth at 727-822-7872 x2111 or email Melissa.Yungbluth@moreanartscenter.org. Visit our website at http://www.moreanartscenter.org.

Chowan University’s National Juried Art Exhibition 2012 – ID
Deadline: January 10, 12. This is the third annual national art exhibition that showcases artworks from across the U.S. Award money is available. The juror this year is Stephanie Doty, mixed media artist and coordinator of the art appreciation program at Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, Indiana. Questions? Please contact Carolyn Phillips at phillc@chowan.edu. The prospectus can be downloaded at: http://www.chowan.edu/documents/general/CU_Juried_Exhibition12.pdf

“Art to the Point” – A Tri-State Juried Exhibition – NY
Deadline: January 7, 12. The Katonah Museum of Art invites artists to submit work for inclusion in Art to the Point, a juried exhibition featuring (but not limited to) painting, drawing, and sculpture, which will be on view from January 15 through February 19, 2012. Distinguished artist Donald Sultan will serve as the exhibition’s juror. Artists living in the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut) are invited to submit up to two pieces (paintings, drawings, prints, mixed-media works, sculptures, photographs, or videos up to 4 minutes in length), which were executed within the last five years. Artists must deliver submissions to the Museum on Friday, January 6 from 1‒6 pm or Saturday, January 7 from 10 am‒3 pm. Works in all media are eligible for awards: First Prize $1,000; Second Prize $750; Third Prize $500. Visit the Museum’s website for further information and to download submission guidelines. (www.katonahmuseum.org/exhibitions/upcoming/).

2nd Annual “Junk or Genius” International Exhibition – CT
Deadline: January 25, 2012. Gallore Gallery in Middletown, CT announces a call to all artists for a juried art exhibition, April 6 – May 4, 2012. Solo Exhibition /Gallery Representation. Must be 18 to enter. Maximum size limitations 80″ in or 203cm in any direction, Maximum weight limitations 150lbs / 68 kg. Work must be original, no Giclee prints accepted. Work may be any subject or medium emphasizing unique composition, pattern, shape, and color/contrast. Submission photos should be of high quality and must include full dimensions and medium used. Each image should not exceed 1MB. Please email your images. Do not forget to attach your name to the image email and include “Junk or Genius” in the title. $35 / 3 images, $40 / 8 images. Visit website for prospectus at: http://www.galloregallery.com/Contest.html, or send SASE to: Gallore Gallery, 68 Washington Street, Middletown, CT 06457. Questions? Contact Kate or Olivia at galloregallery@comcast.net or call 860 788-2764. http

Ceres Gallery 10th National Juried Exhibition – NY
Deadline: February 15, 12. Ceres Gallery presents our 10th Nation Juried Exhibition with juror Samantha Rippner, curator for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Competition is open to all artists working in any media and currently residing in the U.S. For the prospectus and all the information please go to our website – www.ceresgallery.org

Excellence in Printmaking Exhibition and Award: Washington Printmakers Gallery – DC
Deadline: December 10, 11. This exhibition is open to printmaking students age 18-24 in DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, NC, PA, VA, and WV. Of the 40 works selected by Joann Moser, Senior Curator at the Smithosonian American Art Museum, 1 print will be selected for the $500 first prize award. 2nd and 3rd place awarded as well. Entry fee $15 for the first 3 images, $5 each additional image. Entry deadline: December 10. Exhibition in February 2012. Full details and prospectus at http://washingtonprintmakers.com/programs/excellence-in-printmaking

Louisiana Watercolor Society 42nd International Exhibition – LA
Deadline: January 22, 2012. The Louisiana Watercolor Society seeks entries for a juried exhibition of original waterbased media on paper, May 5-25, 2012 at Place St. Charles in New Orleans, LA. First Prize: $2000, Second Prize: $1000. Juror: Dean Mitchell. Open to all artists 18 years or older. Paintings must be unvarnished and executed in the past three years without instructor supervision. No prints or giclees. No collages. Works previously shown in LWS International Exhibits are ineligible. Paintings must be matted in white, off-white or light gray, and framed under plexiglas, complete with screw-eyes and wire. Minimum image size is 8 X 10 inches (21cm X 25 cm). Maximum frame size is 45 X 45 inches (114cm X 114cm). Framed painting cannot exceed 15 lbs. Narrow frames are preferred. Any work not meeting exhibition standards or any work different from the accepted entry will be disqualified. $15 (US dollars) for first three, $10 each additional entry. Visit website for prospectus, or send a SASE to: S. Martin, 3109 Clifford Dr., Metairie, LA 70002. Questions? Contact Laura Mitchell at lmitch37@charter.net or 985-624-6379. http://www.lwsart.org

Flora and Faune: Narrative Through Iconography – NY
Deadline: December 1, 11. For generations, artists have used signs and symbols from nature to impart meaning in their artwork. Audiences of previous eras were well-versed in this seemingly covert language. Each icon usually has several different meanings; for instance a rabbit may mean fertility, longevity, femininity or rebirth. However, the rabbit as a symbol, like all other icons, has been in use for centuries around the globe. The multiple meanings of iconographic signs were applied layer by layer as they moved culture to culture. Nature was imbued with meaning by humanity and artists used those images to tell a story, a narrative. This thematic juried exhibition seeks artwork that uses those established symbols to tell a contemporary story about our society – past, present or future. For more details: geneseo.edu/galleries/flora-and-fauna

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