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Exhibition Opportunities Knock

The announcements below are courtesy of FindArtInfoBank.com. The call to artists from the Torpedo Factory, previously featured on this blog, has a deadline in less than a week! Also, three craft shows we’ve written about have deadlines April 1: the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, the Westchester Fine Craft Show, and the Washington (DC) Craft Show.

For more opportunities for artists, watch this space, and check out the classifieds directory maintained by the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Forged: Torpedo Factory Art Center/Target Gallery – VA
Deadline: March 19, 12. Exhibition Dates: May 19th – June 24th, 2012. Description: This is a media specific sculptural exhibition that explores the contemporary approaches to forged metal work. The work can range in size with the stipulation that it incorporates forged metal elements. This is open to all artists nationally and internationally. Juror: Twylene Moyer: Twylene Moyer, managing editor of Sculpture magazine, has published numerous articles and catalogue essays on contemporary art. She has been a featured speaker at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and at SOFA Chicago and has juried and curated several exhibitions, including “Insight Out” and “Disintegration” at the Arlington Arts Center. She is the co-editor of The New Earthwork: Art, Action, Agency, A Sculpture Reader, Conversations on Sculpture, and Landscapes for Art, all distributed by the University of Washington Press. Website: http://www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/targetcallforentry.htm

Continue reading for more announcements:

HYPER-REAL – MA
Deadline: March 15, 12. Call to artists: Caladan Gallery presents a juried exhibition entitled “HYPER-REAL”. The most obvious interpretation of the theme of this upcoming exhibition is the rendering of a subject matter in the style of super-realism. This is most definitely one of the aspects Caladan Gallery is seeking to see in the submissions. But other interpretations, such as the experience of emotion on the spiritual level; that which is so real, faith or the understanding of truth cannot be compromise; Or the depiction of sufferings in the world. We are seeking visual understandings of reality in its purest sense. We have been extremely fortunate to be creating an exciting, diverse, and active meeting place for artists. We are averaging over 55,000 viewers a month, and have provided a warm and positive virtual atmosphere since 2003. All mediums except video are eligible. Please go to: http://www.caladangallery.com to download prospectus (click on “enter your artwork”) OR write to: Caladan Gallery, Box 391939, Cambridge MA 02139 OR call 617-838-8929 for more information.

Call for entries — LBIF’s National Juried Competition: Digital Works – NJ
Deadline: April 7, 12. The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences (LBIF): Digital Works. The purpose of the exhibition is to showcase works that are created through digital processes, display distinctive characteristics of the digital, and reflect on the language and aesthetics of digital media (such as new forms of image creation and manipulation, connectivity, or participatory and generative qualities). Submissions may include all forms of digital media (photography/prints, video, software art, online and mobile projects, etc.) and must have been executed since 2008. Prospectus: http://lbifoundation.org/programs/NJC2012prospectus.pdf. Questions: Contact Alison Craft, Gallery Manager, at gallery@lbifoundation.org or 609.494.1241 x107.

Watercolor U.S.A. 2012 – MO
Deadline: March 27, 2012. Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, MO announces a call to artists for Watercolor U.S.A. 2012, June 9 – August 5, 2012. $40,000 in cash, merchandise, patron and Museum purchase awards. Juror: Miranda Lash, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Open to any artist, 18 years or older, living in the U.S. or its possessions. Original work, created since 1/1/11, must be executed using water-soluble paint on paper or a paper derivative. No prints, photographs, photo-collage or reproductions. $15/up to two entries. Download prospectus (PDF format) at: http://www.springfieldmo.gov/art/pdfs/WUSA_2012_prosp.pdf, or send a SASE to: Watercolor U.S.A. 2012, 1111 E. Brookside Dr., Springfield, MO 65807. Questions? Contact Sarah Buhr, Curator of Exhibitions at WatercolorUSA@springfieldmo.gov or call 417-837-5700. http://www.springfieldmo.gov/art/watercolorusa.html

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 website for complete exhibition information and entry forms at: http://ctacademy.org/Application%202012/101-Exhibition-Info.html, or send SASE to: CAFA, P.O. Box 311031, Newington, CT, 06131. Questions? Please contact exhibition@ctacademy.org

57th Juried Exhibition At The Haggin Museum – CA
Deadline: May 9, 12. Call to Artists: Stockton, California. The 57th Juried Exhibition at The Haggin Museum sponsored by Stockton Art League. Cash awards over $5,000. Open to all US artists. No photography or computer art. CD deadline May 9, 2012. Juror: Craig Nelson. Prospectus: www.hagginmuseum.org or #10 SASE to Teresa Hickey, 1031 Elmwood Ave., Stockton, CA 95204. Inquiries: elmhickey@sbcglobal.net.

For Pastels Only on Cape Cod 2012 – MA
Deadline: March 30, 2012. The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod seeks entries for a national exhibition, June 26 – July 22, 2012 at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. More than $4,000 in cash awards and merchandise. Jurors: Marla Baggetta, Robert K. Carsten and Diana DeSantis. Open to all pastel artists. Paintings must be entirely the work of the submitting artist and completed within the past 3 years. Paintings done under supervision (i.e. in a workshop) are not eligible. Must be at least 80% soft pastels; no oil pastels. Paintings must be no larger than 40″ wide by 50″ high, framed. Artists may submit up to 3 digital images on a CD in JPEG format. Please download prospectus for additional eligibility criteria at: http://www.pastelpainterssocietyofcapecod.com/exhibitions.php, or send a SASE to: 9 Stonefield Drive, East Sandwich, MA 02537. PPSCC members: $25 for 1; $30 for 2; $40 for 3. Non-members: $30 for 1; $35 for 2; $45 for 3.  Questions? Contact Kathy Edmonston at president@pastelpainterssocietyofcapecod.com. http://www.pastelpainterssocietyofcapecod.com

Art on the Green 2012 – FL
Deadline: April 20, 12. Art on the Green 2012 is a juried exhibition of eight sculptures in downtown Winter Park. The exhibition will run from September 1, 2012, through March 1, 2013. Olga Viso, Director of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, one of the most important contemporary art museums in the United States, will serve as curator for Art on the Green 2012. Artists nationwide who are at least 21 years old and have participated in at least three previous juried shows are encouraged to submit no later than Friday, April 20, 2012. Each selected artist will receive a $1,000 honorarium. There will also be a $500 People’s Choice Award presented to the artist with most the votes from the public during the exhibition. Complete details regarding artist entries may be found by visiting www.cityofwinterpark.org and clicking on the Art on the Green button at the bottom of the page.

Popular Culture & Political Culture National Juried Exhibition – AZ
Deadline: April 6, 12. The Popular Campaigns and Political Culture Exhibition seeks creative works that explore the relationship of the political environment and popular culture. In visual culture, we have become saturated by media and advertising in an attempt to determine our cultural identity and political preference. This exhibition asks the artist to interpret the connections or point-of-overlap between art and propaganda. How do we, as artists, respond to everyday propaganda and express our social and political views? This exhibition is open to all media. $500 cash prize will be awarded to First place. Juror Liz Cohen. Rules and Information: • A $30 non-refundable entry fee for a submission of up to five works of art. • Exhibition is open to artists 18 years or older. • Artwork must be ready for gallery display, with specific instructions for any non-standard display method. • Insurance for all artwork in transport is the responsibility of the artist. • Shipping costs to and from exhibit are the responsibility of the artist. • Please provide a SASE if you would like the submission materials returned. • Notification by May 31 • Artwork Delivery October 24 • Exhibition duration Nov 2 – 30, 2012 • Pick up/Return works by December 7. To download the prospectus please visit www.prescott.edu/gallery and click on the news and opportunities section.

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