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Artist Opportunities from FindArtInfoBank

Exhibition and residency opportunities courtesy of FindArtInfoBank.com:

The XL-XS Show – MD
Deadline: April 18, 2012. The Maryland Federation of Art invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada to enter its national juried competition for artists working in extra large and extra small formats. Any two-dimensional submissions following exhibition guidelines will be considered by the juror. The selected artworks will be on exhibit June 24 – August 5, 2012 at The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, by invitation to MFA. $1,000 in Cash Awards. Juror: Barry Nemett, Chair of Painting Dept., Maryland Institute College of Art. One-two entries $35 (MFA members $20); additional four entries $5.00 each. Download prospectus (PDF format) at: http://www.mdfedart.com/exhibits/2012_XL_XS/XL-XS_2012_Prospectus.pdf. Questions? Please contact Kyle Freeman at info@mdfedart.org or call 410-268-4566. http://www.mdfedart.com/pages/call_for_artists.php

Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors – NY
Deadline: April 9, 2012. View in Old Forge, NY announces a call to artists for a juried exhibition, August 11 – October 8, 2012. Jurors: Pat San Soucie, Paul Jackson. Competitive exhibition open to all artists working with water-media on paper; only water soluble media on unvarnished paper will be considered. Water soluble media include: acrylics, casein, egg tempera, gouache, inks, and transparent and opaque watercolor. Collage mechanicals, including computer imaging and prints are not eligible. $30 members/$40 non-members for up to two entries. Visit website for prospectus, http://www.viewarts.org/View_Watercolors.cfm, or send a SASE to: PO Box 1144, Old Forge, NY 13420. Questions? Contact Linda Weal at lweal@viewarts.org or 315.369.6411. http://www.viewarts.org

Call to artists for Nelson Gallery’s 13th Annual Juried Show – VA
Deadline: June 12, 12. Call to artists for 13th Annual Juried Show at NELSON GALLERY (an artists’ cooperative in Lexington, Virginia.) Eligibility: mid-Atlantic residents (NC, SC, VA, PA, MD, DE, DC). Prizes include: $1,000 best in show and Members’ Choice Award of solo show at Nelson Gallery in July, 2013, plus additional cash awards. Theme: “Feast on This” interpreted as artist wishes. Two or three dimensional art up to 50 inches, length or width. No crafts. Juror: Matt Klos, MFA, U of MD, chair of Art Dept at Anne Arundel Community College, winner of many awards, oils in New American Paintings. Entry fee: $30 for 3 jpgs. All works must be for sale. For more information and to download prospectus, contact info@Nelson-Gallery.com or call Nelson Gallery at 540.463.9827.

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Buck Hill Falls Fine Arts & Crafts Festival – PA
Deadline: April 14, 2012. The Buck Hill Art Association invites fine artists and craftspersons to apply to the 69th annual juried show, July 20 and 21, 2012 in Buck Hill Falls, PA. $250 Best In Show; $100 Best Painting. Only original hand-made work. Judging will be in five categories: Paintings, Works on Paper, Photography, Sculpture and Fine Crafts. The show raises funds for scholarships for local high school students. See website for details: http://www.buckhillartassociation.com. Entry Fee: $25 plus $15 for tent and $40 indoor space. Questions? Contact Kathy Legg or Debbie Higgins at artshow@buckhillartassociation.com or call 570-595-2337.

My Loves: Linus Galleries – CA
Deadline: April 12, 12. Love is in the air. But what is Love to you? What are your loves? Interpret love, or your desires, or your loves to us in the best art. All artists worldwide will be considered for this Call for Artists from photography, to paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor and ink, graphite drawings and fabric work from quilts to stitchwork. Those accepted artists will be asked to be a part of a collective show in the future months. The artists will be asked if they wish to submit their artwork for the show, which is not a requirement to being a part of this show. Cost: $35 for 3 entries, $5 for additional entries. For more information and guidelines for submitting go to http://linusgallery.com/my-loves-call-for-artists.html

Lancaster County Art Association National Juried Exhibition – PA
Deadline: April 7, 2012. The Lancaster County Art Association announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, June 10 – July 19, 2012 in Strasburg, PA. $3,000 in cash awards. Juror: John Costanza. All original work in five categories: Oil & Acrylic, Watermedia, Photography, Sculpture & Ceramics, and Other Media is eligible for entry. Up to three pieces may be submitted. Work previously shown in the LCAA galleries will not be accepted. Artwork must have been completed in the past three years. Open to all artists 18 years or older. All artwork must be framed and securely wired for hanging (saw tooth hangers are not acceptable.) All 2-D works must be matted and framed under glass or plexiglass except oils and acrylics treated like oils. Work on canvas with finished edges is acceptable. No frames that leave the edges of the glass exposed will be accepted. Entries should not exceed 45 inches in any direction (including the frame). $10 per artwork submitted by LCAA members; $15 per artwork submitted by non-members. Download prospectus (PDF format) at: http://www.lcaaonline.org/Images/ApplicationFlyer2012web.pdf, or send a SASE to: Lancaster County Art Association, 149 Precision Ave., Strasburg, PA 17579. Questions? Contact Carol Herr, Exhibit Chair at lcaanews@yahoo.com or call (717) 687-7061. http://www.lcaaonline.org

Art Comes Alive – OH
Deadline: April 20, 2012. ADC, Art Design Consultants in Cincinnati, Ohio announces a call to artists for a juried exhibition, June 15 – July 20, 2012. $65,000 in purchase awards, gallery contracts, web/print promotion, medium “artist of the year,” subject “artist of the year” & special awards. Jurors: Litsa Spanos, Sylvia Rombis, Roy Saper Patty Beggs, Bill Seitz, & George J. Kurz. All visual artists in the country above the age of 18 are eligible to participate. $45 1st image, $25 2nd image, $10 3rd image, Free 4th image. Visit http://adcfineart.com for prospectus, or send a SASE to: ADC, Art Design Consultants, 310 Culvert St. 5th Fl, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Questions? Please contact Litsa Spanos at artdesign@fuse.net or call 513.723.1222.

The Portrait: Up Close and Personal – MN
Deadline: April 15, 2012. The Minneapolis Photo Center in Minneapolis, MN seeks entries for an international photography exhibition, June 22 – August 19, 2012. First Place – $400, Second Place – $300, Third Place – $200, and Three Honorable Mentions. Prizes and Awards include free exhibition book. Juror: Andrea Mellard. Open to all photographers worldwide, amateur or professional. $35 first 5 images, $10 each additional image. Visit http://www.mplsphotocenter.com for details. Questions? Contact Abby Rutchick at abby@mplsphotocenter.com

Metro Montage XII – GA
Deadline: April 24, 2012. The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art in Marietta, Georgia announces a call to artists for a juried exhibition, July 7 – September 9, 2012. Awards: 1st: $750, 2nd: $500, 3rd: $250. Juror: Geanna M. Barlaam. All Media Accepted. All entries must be original work. Work must be recent and must not have been previously shown at MCMA. All photography submissions must be one of a limited edition, numbered, and not showing elsewhere during Metro Montage. All images must be framed appropriately, with a wire hanger. Sawtooth Hangers are not acceptable. Entries may be no larger than 80″x80″ framed. Gallery canvases need not be framed if canvas is painted on the sides. Works that do not meet MCMA requirements and standards will be disqualified. Images must be submitted in JPG format. No slides. $35 for members of the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art; $40 for non-members. See prospectus for more info: http://www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org/MetroMontageCallForEntries.html, or send a SASE to: 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta, GA 30060. Questions? Contact Jennifer Fox at jfoxmcma@bellsouth.net or 770-528-1444 x15. http://www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org

Call for Public Art, Ames Intermodal Transportation Facility – IA
Deadline: May 21, 2012. The City of Ames invites sculpture submissions for a work to be exhibited in conjunction with the opening of the new Ames Intermodal Transportation Facility in early July, 2013. The selected sculpture will be on display from July 2013 for up to 3 years, and the artist will receive a $3000 honorarium. For information about the Ames Intermodal Facility, see: http://www.cyride.com/index.aspx?page=1317. http://www.cyride.com/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=4525; http://www.thinkconfluence.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/work-trans-ames-intermodal-1a.jpg. A total of 4 entries per artist may be submitted. Along with photographs of the entries, artists must submit a biographical paragraph, an artist’s statement about each entry including the date of creation, and a detailed explanation of how the sculpture should be secured or anchored when installed. All work submitted must be original, of sound design, and free standing.

National Juried Exhibition: Rawls Museum Arts – VA
Deadline: April 10, 12. Rawls Museum Arts, A Partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Announces the 2012 Rawls National Juried Exhibition prospectus. Go to www.rawlsarts.com to download application.

Solo or Group Exhibition: Holy Family University Art Gallery – PA
Deadline: May 1, 12. Guidelines for Artists Proposing Artworks for Exhibition. To propose work for exhibition at the Holy Family University Art Gallery, please submit the following: •Between ten to twenty jpegs images on a CD-R – pc compatible, •Label each image with artist’s name, title, medium and dimensions, •Numbered Image list that corresponds with the CD, •Resume. •Artist statement, •Contact information. Please note the review process may take up to 8-10 weeks. If there is interest in your work, the gallery will be contact you directly. Submit your materials via mail to: Pamela Flynn, Professor of Art, Holy Family University, 9801 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19114-2009. You may direct your questions to: pflynn@holyfamily.edu

31st Annual Juried Miniatures Art Show – CO
Deadline: April 15, 2012. The El Dorado Fine Arts Gallery in Colorado Springs, Colorado announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, April 29th through May 13th. Cash and ribbons will be awarded. Juror: Richard Walther. Open to all living artists of legal age. Categories are oils, acrylic, watercolor, graphic, pastel, mixed media, and sculpture. USA- 1 item $16.00, 2-3 items $32.00, 4-5 items $50.00; Outside USA 1-5 items $65.00. Visit http://www.eldoradogallery.net/events.php for prospectus, or send a SASE to: Eldorado Gallery, 2627 West Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 90904. Questions? Please contact Charles Emery or Donna M. Pylypczuk at info@eldoradogallery.net or call 719-634-4075. http://www.eldoradogallery.net

2012 Craft Research Fund Grants – NC
Deadline: July 1, 12. More Information: www.craftcreativitydesign.org. Questions: info@craftcreativitydesign.org. The mission of the Craft Research Fund is to advance, expand and support research about craft in the United States. GOALS: • To support innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history. • To explore the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture. • To foster new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field in the United States. • To advance investigation of neglected questions on craft history and criticism in the United States. EXHIBITION RESEARCH GRANTS: Up to $15,000 as part of exhibition-related research yet to be completed. PROJECT GRANTS: Up to $15,000 for scholarly research yet to be completed. (Non-exhibition related). GRADUATE RESEARCH GRANTS: Up to $10,000 for thesis or dissertation by students enrolled in graduate programs in any accredited college or university.

Residency Project: Kutztown University of Pennsylvania – PA
Deadline: June 29, 12. Residency Dates: Jan. 21–Feb. 7, 2013 / Exhibition on view: Feb. 7–Mar. 17, 2013. The Marlin and Regina Miller Art Gallery at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania requests proposals from artists, craftspersons, and designers for the production of an original, temporary, site-specific installation for our exhibition space. The selected artist (or artist team) will be awarded $7,500. The award must cover all material and labor costs associated with the production of the work, all incidental costs, meals, transportation costs, and all artist fees and honoraria. The university will provide $2,500 stipend for housing one block from the gallery for one artist—all remaining housing costs for additional artists and/or support personnel must be covered from the $7,500 award. For more details and further application instructions: www.kutztown.edu/acad/artgallery

Artist Retreat in Mexico
Deadline: June 1, 12. Deadline for October, November, December 2012. Inexpensive month-long residencies at beautiful location close to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. For application form: email lostalleresretreat@gmail.com. More info at: http://www.lostalleresmx.com/

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