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Free Seminar for Artists and Other Opportunities

Lenny Campello posted this announcement for a free artist seminar on his blog. The Bootcamp for Artists will be hosted by Lenny and the Brentwood Arts Exchange on the afternoon of February 11. The seminar is free, but space is limited, so sign up and find more details here.

Also, Rebuilding Together Alexandria is looking for designs for a 25th anniversary T-shirt design contest. Details are on the home page of their website.

The rest of today’s opportunities for artists — including exhibitions, residencies, and fellowships — comes courtesy of FindArtInfoBank.com. See below for deadlines and details, and good luck!

Black & White, The Absence of Color – MN
Deadline: January 21, 2012. The Mpls Photo Center in Minneapolis, MN seeks entries for an international photography exhibition, March 9 – April 22, 2012. First Place – $400, Second Place – $300, Third Place – $200, and Three Honorable Mentions. Prizes and Awards include free exhibition book. Juror: Bevin Bering. Open to all photographers. Entries must be submitted online. $35 first 5 images, $10 each additional image. Visit website for details at: http://www.mplsphotocenter.com/exhibits/exhibit-competitions.php. Questions? Contact Abby Rutchick at abby@mplsphotocenter.com or 612-327-4197.

The Bowery Gallery 21th Annual Juried Competition 2012 – NY
Deadline: April 15, 2012. Juror: Lance Esplund, art critic. Entry deadline: April 15, 2012. National call. The exhibition will be held from July 31 – August 18, 2012, at the Bowery Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001. (646) 230-6655. The online application and prospectus can be accessed at www.bowerygallery.org

Women: an Exhibition – MD
Deadline: January 31, 2012. What makes women awesome? Who are the amazing women you know? How have they impacted your life and work? What effect have they had on the world? This exhibition invites artists and designers of all genders to create work that celebrates the incredible women they have known, loved and been influenced by. It is a chance to recognize and pay homage to all that the women in our lives have contributed to us. By showcasing the work of female artists and designers, exhibiting work about women’s roles in industry and projects about women known personally (colleagues, family, friends, mentors, role models, etc.) this show will celebrate all the facets and roles of women in our lives. This exhibition is curated by Sarah McCann and presented in partnership with D:center Baltimore. For more information visit: www.sarahbmccann.com

Washington Calligraphers Guild: The Graceful Envelope Contest – DC
Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2012. Calligraphers and artists from around the world are invited to participate in the 18th annual Graceful Envelope Contest, conducted by the Washington (DC) Calligraphers Guild under the sponsorship of the National Association of Letter Carriers. The contest is open to all ages, with two separate categories for children. There is no entry fee. This year’s theme: “D-liver D-letter D-sooner D-better.” That familiar message has been taken to heart by letter carriers, who D-liver billions of pieces of mail each year. Your challenge is to D-sign a Graceful Envelope around something that begins with D. You could choose Daisies or Dragons, Dentistry or Dancing, Dreaming or Discoveries — any “D” word your heart D-sires — and address it artistically to: The Graceful Envelope Contest, Washington Calligraphers Guild, P.O. Box 3688, Merrifield, VA 22116. See the Call for Entries at www.calligraphersguild.org/envelope.html for complete rules.

Many more listings after the jump:

Expressions West 2012 – OR
Deadline: February 4, 2012. Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Oregon announces a call to artists for a juried painting exhibition, April 27 – June 30, 2012. $1000 1st Award, $750 2nd Award, $250 3rd Award, and 4 honorable mention ribbons. Juror: Douglas Russell, Director Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon State University. Painters residing in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are invited to provide up to three submissions in one or more of four media: oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor. Digital or slide submissions accepted. Works must have been created within the last 2 years. Framed size limitation of 48 inches by 96 inches. Visit, http://www.coosart.org/category/news/call-to-artists/ for prospectus. Questions? Contact Steven Broocks at info@coosart.org or call 541-267-3901.

Oso Bay North American Printmaking Exhibition – TX
Deadline: February 1, 2012.  The Department of Art and University Galleries at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi are pleased to announce the inaugural Oso Bay North American Printmaking Exhibition, a competitive juried competition held in conjunction with the 2012 Oso Bay Biennial. This month-long festival has proudly served fine art and culture to the South Texas Region for over 30 years. This year’s events focus on the expansive realm of Printmaking. Jurors: Bill Fick and Tom Huck. Awards: Merit, Purchase and Materials Awards totaling over $2500 will be announced by the jurors during the closing reception on Thursday, April 26th 2012. A Materials Award from generous sponsors will be given in each category: Lithography, Intaglio, Relief and Screenprint. For more information pertaining to Oso Bay and a PDF prospectus, please visit http://cla.tamucc.edu/art/galleries.html.

Fantastic Fibers 2012 – KY
Deadline: February 4, 2012. Fantastic Fibers 2012 is an international juried exhibition that seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium at the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, KY. The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and over working in the field of fiber art. Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium are welcome. This year’s juror, Luanne Rimel, is an artist, curator, and currently the Director of Education Programs at Craft Alliance Art Center in St. Louis, MO. Rimel will award a minimum of $1,750 in cash prizes for this year’s exhibition. Digital submissions only. For complete guidelines and to enter go to: http://fantasticfibers.theyeiser.org/ Entry fee $10 per entry, up to five entries total. Exhibition runs March 31-May 5, 2012.

Glass: A Juried Art Show – IN
Deadline: February 24, 2012. Minnetrista in Muncie, IN announces a call to artists for a juried glass exhibition, May 12 – August 12, 2012. Up to $10,000 in purchase awards. Juror: Katherine Gray. The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older. All entries must contain glass or be glass-related. Artists may enter a maximum of three works. Entries must be original works, which have been completed within the past two years and not accepted previously for any juried exhibition at Minnetrista. No entry may exceed 50 pounds in weight or 24″ x 36″ x 35″ dimensions. Entries must be submitted ready to display. Entries with component parts must be sent ready to mount or fit into a display case. Submission for entry may be done by photograph, online or by mail. $35 entry fee.  Visit http://www.minnetrista.net/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=Glass&category=Exhibits%20Programs&submenu=Exhibits for prospectus, or send a SASE to: 1200 N. Minnetrista Parkway, Muncie, IN 47303. Questions? Contact Karen Vincent at kvincent@minnetrista.net

112th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper – PA
Deadline: June 8, 2012. The Philadelphia Water Color Society announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, October 5 – November 17, 2012, at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Over $5,000 in awards. Juror: Frank Webb AWS, ( DF ), NWS. Eligible media include: pastels, water media, drawings, hand pulled prints, all work original and on or of paper. Collage elements must be of paper, any image or color on collage papers must be the work of the artist. No work previously exhibited at Wayne Art Center or in any PWCS exhibition will be accepted. No oils, photographic, digital, electronic process computer art will be accepted. No work older than 3 years and must not have been done under teacher supervision. PWCS Members $15. Non members $45. Visit http://www.pwcsociety.org for prospectus (available March 2012). Questions? Contact Terry Boyle at teyboyle@comcast.net or 484 681-4467.

9th Annual Eyesights Open Juried Photography Show – NJ
Preregistration deadline: February 17, 2012. The Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury, NJ seeks entries for a juried photography exhibit, March 3-28, 2012. Best in Show – $300; Best in Category (Monochrome, Color) – $200 each category; Bob Grunke Memorial Award for cityscape – $100. Juror: Arik Gorban. Open to all photographers working in traditional, digital or combination of both. Entry and judging categories: Monochrome and Color photography. No photographs previously shown at the Guild will be accepted. All work must not exceed 48″ and must be hand delivered to the Guild. Limit of three entries per artist, but a maximum of two works may be accepted. Members- $15 for one entry; $25 for two entries; $35 for three entries. Visit, http://www.guildofcreativeart.org/Shows/EyeSights/2012EyeSightslJuriedOpenShow.html for prospectus. Questions? Please contact Laura Wilton at lwilton@verizon.net or call 732-741-1441.

31st Annual Competitive Exhibition: Kinston Community Council for the Arts – NC
Deadline: February 2, 2012. $30 enables the artist to submit up to three (3) entries. Slide/Digital Entries Postmarked by February 2, 2012 Hand Delivered Entries Accepted: February 9 & 10 from 10am-6pm and February 11 from 10am-2pm Exhibition Dates: March 1-April 14, 2012 Reception: March 15, 2012 from 6-8pm  Juror: Jennifer Dasal, Assistant Curator of the NC Museum of Art. Awards: $1000 Best in Show/Purchase Award $500 First Place $250 Second Place $100 Third Place Five (5) Non-Cash Merit Awards  Please visit www.kinstoncca.com/artistops.html to download the prospectus!
Website: http://kinstoncca.com

15th Annual Celebration of the Arts – VA
Deadline: April 2, 2012. The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education in Montpelier, VA announces a call to artists for a juried national show, April 28 – June 30, 2012. $1,000 for first and on COA 2013 poster, $500 for second, $200 for third, $100 for HM. Juror: Ginna Cullins. Must be framed, original work. Max in height and width can not exceed 60″ or weigh more than 50 lbs. Works must have been completed within last 2 years and not shown at the Center before. Slides or CD. $25 for 2 pieces max. Visit website at: http://www.montpeliercenter.org/art-gallery/ for prospectus, or send a SASE to: The Montpelier Center, P.O. Box 82 Montpelier, VA 23192. Questions? Please contact Ann Comfort at info@montpeliercenter.org or call 804-883-7378.

The 3rd Annual National Juried Exhibition “Of Memory, Bone and Myth” – ND
Deadline: February 17, 2012. The University of North Dakota’s Department of Art & Design seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition at The Gallery at the Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead, MN, April 13 – May 11, 2012. Best, First, Second & Third Monetary awards. Juror: Stephen Perloff. Open to national artists of all levels (professional, emerging and students 18 years and over). All photographic media accepted, including but not limited to historical process, traditional silver printing chromogenic printing and digital processes. All work must be for sale. All photographs must be framed no larger than 28″ x 32″. $20 entry fee. Visit, https://sites.google.com/site/undphotography/ for prospectus. Questions? Please contact Suzanne Gonsalez-Smith at UNDPhoto@gmail.com

101st Annual Exhibition, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts – CT
Deadline: March 30, 2012. The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts seeks entries for a national juried exhibition, May 25 – July 14, 2012 at Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic, CT. All media including: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Graphics (traditional and digital). Monetary Awards and Active Sales. Artists can enter on-line or carry in. $25 entry fee. Visit, http://ctacademy.org/Application%202012/101-Exhibition-Info.html for complete exhibition information and entry forms, or send SASE to: CAFA, P.O. Box 311031, Newington, CT, 06131. Questions? Please contact exhibition@ctacademy.org

12 12 Gallery Richmond Juried Photography Exhibition – VA
Deadline: January 30, 2012. 12 12 Gallery in Richmond, VA seeks entries for a juried exhibition, February 26 – April 15, 2012. Cash prizes up to $500 and solo exhibition. Juror: Scott Elmquist, Photography Editor, Style Weekly. Artists age 18+, working in any photographic process, may submit up to 3 images that depict any aspect of Richmond, Virginia. Work previously exhibited at 12 12 Gallery is not eligible. $10 per entry; $25 for 3 entries. Visit website for info: www.1212galleryrva.com, or send a SASE to: 12 12 Gallery, Zero E. 4th Street, #39, Richmond, VA 23224. Questions? Contact Martin McFadden at 1212galleryrichmond@gmail.com or call 804.301.6971.

17th Annual Southworks Exhibition – GA
Deadline: February 11, 2012. The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) in Watkinsville, GA announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, April 6 – May 11, 2012. $1000 Best in Show, $500 First Place 2-D & 3-D, $200 for six Merit Awards, and $100 People’s Choice Award. Juror: Kristin Miller Zohn. Open to all United States residents/artists 18 years or older. OCAF members: non-refundable jury fee – $25 for up to three entries. Non-members: non-refundable jury fee – $35 for up to three entries. Visit http://www.ocaf.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=99&Itemid=147 for prospectus. Questions? Contact Charles Warnock, Visual Arts Director at imawarnock@gmail.com or call 706-369-8789.

Spontaneous – VT
Deadline: February 22, 2012. Darkroom Gallery in Essex Jct., Vermont seeks entries for an international photography exhibition, March 22 – April 15, 2012. Free framing/matting, Juror’s Choice, Peoples Choice. Juror: Nikos Economopoulos. Spontaneity is the hallmark for great documentary and street photography where the moments of life, often ironic, poignant, emotionally charged, tragic or absurd are frozen. Many of the scenes captured by practitioners of this art, with the possible exception of war and extreme sports documentary, pass before us every day, but we do not see. This exhibit is dedicated to those who strive to see, realize and then manifest vision and moment into an image so that we can all see what is right in front of us or inaccessible in some other way. $24 entry fee. Visit, http://www.darkroomgallery.com/ex26 for details, or send SASE to: Darkroom Gallery, 12 Main St. Essex Jct., VT 05452. Questions? Contact Ken Signorello at submissions@darkroomgallery.com or call 802-777-FOTO.

19th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition – TX
Deadline: February 1, 2012. The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas announces a call to artists for a national ceramic competition, April 20 – June 24, 2012. Jurors: Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio. Open to all ceramic artists in the United States, Canada and Mexico. All work, both functional and sculptural must have been completed within the last two years. Works previously accepted into this competition are ineligible. $20 for up to 3 pieces. Visit website for prospectus at: http://www.samfa.org, or send a SASE to: 19th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Musuem of Fine Arts, One Love Street, San Angelo, TX 76903. Questions? Contact Karen Zimmerly at collections@samfa.org or 325-653-3333.

Residencies: Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts  – WY
Deadline: March 15, 2012. Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers creative residencies for visual and performing artists, writers, musicians and composers of all levels, backgrounds, media and genre. Award winners receive exclusive studio use, individual room with private bath and all meals. Residents must supply all related materials for making work and transportation to ranch or airport. Shuttle service is provided to and from Laramie Regional Airport. Two sessions each year with deadlines September 15 and March 15. For more information please visit www.brushcreekarts.org. Qualifications: Applications are open to all visual and performing artists, musicians, composers and writers 18 years of age or older. See website guidelines for more information atwww.brushcreekarts.org. Visit www.brushcreekarts.org. We are moving to an online application for our March 15, 2012 deadline. Stay tuned!

Swann Foundation Fellowship in Caricature and Cartoon – DC
Deadline: February 15, 2012. The Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon administered by the Library of Congress seeks to award one fellowship annually (with a stipend of up to $15,000) to assist the fellow in his/her ongoing scholarly research and writing projects in the field of caricature and cartoon. Although research must be in the field of caricature and cartoon, there is no limitation regarding the place or time period covered. In lieu of one fellowship, the board has made smaller awards to several recipients in recent years due to the number, nature, and quality of fellowship applications. For criteria, guidelines, and application forms, see www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/swann-fellow.html. Submit (preferably electronically): cover sheet, CV, abstract, proposal with (no more than 10) supporting visual images, official transcripts, two letters of recommendation. For a list of projects that have received support from 1999 to the present, see www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/swann-fellowslist.html.

Artist Residency: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft – TX
Deadline: March 15, 2012. Media Accepted: Wood, Glass, Metal, Fiber, Clay, Mixed Media. • Access to wide variety of professional opportunities and resources. • 3, 6, 9 or 12-month residencies. • Monthly stipend. • Quarterly living/materials bonus. • Free studio space. Interested artists should send a completed application form and supporting materials to: Artist-in-Residence Program, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002. For more information, call 713-529-4848 x112, or to download an application visit www.crafthouston.org. Applications are under the Artist-in-Residence tab.

Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Opportunities – VT
Deadline February 15, 2012. The Vermont Studio Center holds three annual fellowship deadlines, with new juries and different awards each time.  In 2011, VSC awarded 179 fellowships to artists and writers from the U.S. and 25 other countries. Visit http://www.vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships for all information and to apply for our February 15, 2012 Awards Deadline.

ART342: 14 and 6 week residencies for Summer and Fall 2012 – CO
Deadline: February 1, 2012. ART342 is now accepting artist-in-residence applications for 14 week and 6 week residencies in 2012. On-line application: https://art342.slideroom.com/ Deadline for all Summer and Fall 2012 residencies: February 1, 2012. ART342 offers 14-week and 6-week residencies to emerging and established artists, writers and composers. Studios, a kiln and basic equipment are available for most visual artists, including ceramicists. Quiet spaces exist for creative or scholarly writers. The composer’s studio is outfitted with a Steinway B, computers and software for writing and recording. Awards for accepted applicants include 24-hour access to free studios, living space and a modest stipend. Residents are responsible for personal expenses and travel to and from the site. $30 application fee. For more information regarding application and residency details, visit: www.art342.org

Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellowship 2012-2014 – NY
Deadline: January 20, 2012. The Frick Collection is pleased to announce the availability of a two-year predoctoral fellowship for an outstanding doctoral candidate who wishes to pursue a curatorial career in an art museum. The fellowship will offer invaluable curatorial training and will provide the scholarly and financial resources required for completing the doctoral dissertation. For further information and application instructions, please visit http://www.frick.org/information/fellowships.htm.

2012 Call for Hot Metal Artists: Hot Metal Workshop and Residency program – MN
Deadline: April 16, 2012. Franconia has hosted an annual Hot Metal Pour since 1996, many of which included international exchanges. The focus of the Hot Metal Workshop and Residency program is conceptual realization and collaboration. This workshop and residency is a community collaboration project where the public is invited to participate in educational relief sculpture workshops to make their own open face sand molds. 12 artists and 3 interns will be accepted for this year’s residency, which begins with a two-week bonded sand mold-making workshop and culminates in the 16th Annual Community Collaboration Hot Metal Pour on August 4, 2012. Please visit our website http://franconia.org/callforart.html#iron for more information and instructions on how to apply.

Artist in Residence: The Wassaic Project – NY
Deadline: February 7, 2012. Calling all artists, writers and musicians for or 2012 Summer Residency Program. Our summer session runs from May 2nd-Oct.31, 2012. We are now accepting proposals for one – six month residencies. Artists will receive an adaptable raw studio space in the historic livestock barn. All studios are roughly 300 square feet. Artists will have 24 hour access to their studio and accommodations which include a private bedroom, shared living room / study, dining room, kitchen, and bath. Artists also have access to workshop facilities as well as the potential for expansion of workshop space and the possibility of working outside. The residency’s workshop facilities include a wood and metal shop, a large format inkjet print room, and a silkscreen studio. For more information please visit our website at: http://www.wassaicproject.org/residency/apply/application-cycle/

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