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Artist Opportunities Around the US

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77th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition – NY
Deadline: May 15, 12. You must be a resident of the United States to enter. Possible $3500 in prizes. Read more at http://www.cooperstownart.com/national.html Qualifications: Open to U.S. residents. The CAA seeks excellence in all media and styles. All work must be original and completed within the past two years. Works previously shown in the gallery are not eligible. How to Apply: All entries must be postmarked by May 15th and submitted with a filled out prospectus available at www.cooperstownart.com. CD entries must be 300 dpi JPEGs. JPEG filenames should reflect titles. No enhancement, except cropping is allowed. Please note that any work deemed misrepresented by its slide/CD will be declined. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $20 ($18 for members). This fee entitles the artist to two entries in one category. Sculpture is allowed one additional detail image per entry. Check or money order should be made out to the CAA.

Park City Public Art Board Seeks Requests for Qualifications for a Pedestrian Tunnel Mural – UT
Deadline: May 10, 12. The Park City Public Art Advisory Board seeks qualifications from artists interested in creating a mural within the Deer Valley Drive Pedestrian Tunnel in Park City, Utah. An electronic copy of this RFQ can be obtained at www.parkcity.org listed under Doing Business, Current RFPs. Budget for project is $8,000. Questions can be submitted to Sharon Bauman via e-mail: bauman@parkcity.org. How to Apply: All details are listed in the RFQ. Please review carefully.

“Look Attractive” – MO
Deadline: October 1, 12. UMKC Gallery of Art is seeking new work that addresses attraction. Attraction has as much to do with physical appearance as is does with biology, culture, environmental factors, and societal influence. Human courtship rituals evolve as standards of beauty and attraction change, but the basic biological behaviors that guide mate selections remain hardwired in our biology. Flirting, staring, and physical responses to beauty are biological behaviors that nature instills in us to ensure our selection of a mate. Could these same principles be at play when viewing art? Is there any similarity between our physical reaction to humans we find attractive and artwork we find attractive? What catches our eyes, what lures us in, what causes us to stop and stare when experiencing visual art? How does your art attract or depict attraction? The UMKC Gallery of Art is the public exhibition space of the College of Arts and Sciences and located in the Fine Arts Building at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. This exhibition is curated by the Davin Watne, Amye Metcalf, Amy DeSitter and Logan Chermack. Qualifications: Conditions of entry: Open to artists over 18 years of age, no geographic restrictions, and all mediums as long as space allows. How to Apply: Images must be submitted in JPG format at 72dpi emailed to umkcgallery@umkc.edu. Artists can submit up to 3 images. http://cas.umkc.edu/art/gallery-contact.asp

From Mice to Monsters: Illustrations for Children – NY
Deadline: May 10, 2012. 440 Gallery is hosting “From Mice to Monsters: Illustrations for Children.” This juried theme exhibition will feature children’s book illustrations, published or unpublished, and any work which focuses on children as an audience. The exhibition will run from Thursday, June 28th, through Sunday, July 22, 2012. The juror for “From Mice to Monsters: Illustrations for Children” is Buket Erdogan. Buket has illustrated children’s books for Orchard Books, Simon and Schuster, and Harper Collins. Three of Buket’s “Mouse’s First” series were New York Times Best Sellers. Eligibility: All artists who currently reside or work in the USA are eligible to apply. We are open to all media: paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, prints, mixed and new media, as long as the content appeals to children. Requirements: Work must be ready to hang. Sculpture must be provided with shelf and anchoring for secure wall mounting, wall mounted monitors must be provided for videos. Fees: The non-refundable entry fee of $30 will cover the submission of up to three (3) works of art. If more than three works are submitted, only the first three will be considered. The preferred payment is through PayPal on our website or by credit card at the gallery. Money orders should be made payable to “440 Gallery Ltd” and mailed to: 440 Gallery, 440 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY11215. No personal checks. Sales: The gallery will take 20% of sales as a commission on all work sold. Submissions and Digital specifications: Deadline is May 10. Submit JPEG images by email to show@440gallery.com, making sure the full image will fit on a laptop screen, 72 dpi resolution and RGB color mode (no CMYK). Label each image with your name and a number corresponding to a title list in a separate document file, attached to the email with each entry listed: artist’s name, title, medium, size (HxWxD in inches) and price. You may send a CD with the same specifications to: 440 Gallery, 440 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215. U.S MAIL ONLY, NO FEDEX or UPS. DO NOT use a mailing method that requires a signature upon receipt. Shipping: USPS only. Further instructions upon acceptance. Website: http://www.440gallery.com

“Baseball as Art” Americas Favorite Pastime – NC
Deadline: July 27, 12. The Cleveland County Arts Council is accepting two and three dimensional art for an upcoming competitive exhibition based on the theme of baseball. The exhibit coincides with the 2012 American Legion World Series in Shelby, August 17 – 21, 2012. Artwork must pertain to or depict baseball. The American Legion Baseball Commission will sponsor a $500 Purchase Award. The winning piece of artwork will be placed in the Keeter Stadium. The Cleveland County Arts Council invites artists 18 and older to submit work to the “Baseball as Art” Exhibit & Competition. Work must be original, created by the artist within the last two years and not previously entered in a competition at the Arts Center. All two dimensional entries must be ready to hang with picture wire on the back. No saw tooth hangers. The Arts Council reserves the right to reject any entry that requires special installation. Entries may be two and three dimensional but limited to paintings, drawings, sculpture, print-making, photography, and fine craft. There is a $25.00 non-refundable entry fee for up to three (3) entries. Additional entries $5 each (max. 5 entries). Make checks payable to the Cleveland County Arts Council. Shipping to and from the Arts Council is the responsibility of the artist. Deadline to receive accepted work at the Arts Center is July 27th, 2012 and must include a prepaid shipping label or a call tag, check or postage for return shipping. Please include any special packing and/or installation instructions. Any work arriving in packaging not sturdy enough to return/reuse will be returned COD. Cleveland County Arts Council, 111 S. Washington St., Shelby, NC 28150. For more information, visit: http://www.ccartscouncil.org

Call for All Artists: International Art Festival Competition – NJ
Deadline: April 30, 2012. International Art Festival, Inc. announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, June 25 – July 10, 2012, to be held at the Museum of Russian Art, located in the historical district of Jersey City, just minutes from downtown Manhattan. $3,000 in cash prizes; solo show; publication in Fine Art Magazine. Submissions must be made via e-mail. $25 before March 15; $35 thereafter; $5 for each item over 3. Open to all artists 18 years or over. Accepted works are: drawings, paintings and/or photographs. How to Apply: Visit and pay at the New Art Festival Website (newartfestival.com). After you pay an entry fee, you’ll be taken to a page with e-mail addresses to submit your works to.

2012 National Juried Exhibition – IL
Deadline: October 3, 12. The Oak Park Art League (OPAL) is proud to present the 2nd Annual Carriage House Gallery National Juried Exhibition, a competition for artists 18 and over. The show is open to all mediums. Pedestals will be provided for 3-D work. Artwork previously accepted into prior Carriage House Gallery Exhibitions is ineligible. There will be over $4000 in cash and product awards. For artists 18 and over. The show is open to all mediums. Pedestals will be provided for 3-D work. How to Apply: Mail entries on CD with your completed Submission form/Juror’s Notification in tis entirety, entry fee and self-addressed, stamped (SASE) legal-size envelop for notification of jury results and shipping instructions. CD will not be returned. Include proper first class postage on your return envelope. Do not send entries via carrier where a signature is required. Forms can be found: http://opal-art.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/NatSaveDateProspectus12.pdf Make checks payable to Oak Part Art League. Mail all other materials as listed above to: Oak Park Art League, Carriage House National Juried Exhibition, 720 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302. Web Site: http://opal-art.com

Waldport, OR seeks artist proposals – OR
Deadline: June 1, 12. Request for Proposals. A committee in the central coast city of Waldport, Oregon seeks artist(s) to improve its Veteran’s Memorial Park by the placement of form(s) that honor those who served and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. Maximum fee is $8000. Please email gregholland97394@gmail.com for detailed information and requirements for submission. Qualifications: 1. Provide personal information, including name, address, contact phone numbers and email address. 2. Project description, including size, materials, and how the piece responds to the site and to Waldport, Oregon. 3. Artist resume and photo or CD with representative color images of previous works or designs of at least one other piece, more preferred. However, the selection committee may select an artist that this is potentially their first project. How to Apply: 1. Preferred manner: CD format sent USPS to Greg Holland. If you wish, you can send it with delivery confirmation. Send to: Greg Holland, PO Box 2550, Waldport, OR 97394. If sending FED EX or UPS, send to Greg Holland, City Councilor, Waldport City Hall 125 Alsea Highway, Waldport, OR 97394. Drop-off for: Councilor Holland, Waldport City Hall, 125 Alsea Highway, Waldport. Closed 12:00 to 1:30 pm for lunch.

2012 National Juried All-Media Exhibition – VA
Deadline: July 6, 12. Petersburg Regional Art Center (PRAC) is pleased to announce its first National Juried All-Media Exhibition. This exhibition will be held from October 12 – November 3, 2012 in the Main Gallery on the first floor of the art center. PRAC will award $1200 in prizes during the reception and awards ceremony, including a $500 Best in Show Award, a $400 2nd Place Award, and a $300 3rd Place Award. PRAC is located in Old Towne Petersburg in the former Rucker Rosenstock/Butterworth building, constructed in 1848. It boasts 5 floors of sensational, contemporary art; over 100 artists’ studios; and 2 large gallery spaces. PRAC fosters a thriving community of artists and offers affordable studio space for regional artists working in all types of media. Please visit our website for more information and to download a prospectus at: www.pracarts.com. Qualifications: This exhibition is open to all artists all over the country. Two or three-dimensional artwork in all media will be accepted; up to 50 inches in either direction. All works must be original and completed within the last 5 years. Each artist may submit a maximum of 10 pieces electronically. All entries must be postmarked by Friday, July 6, 2012 and mailed to: Attn: Angela Long, Assistant Director, National Juried Exhibition, Petersburg Regional Art Center, 132 North Sycamore Street, Petersburg VA, 23803 OR EMAILED TO: pracsubmissions@gmail.com, Subject: PRAC Juried Submission

2012 Juried Art Exhibition: Staten Island Museum – NY
Deadline: May 19, 12. Juried Art Exhibition Calls for Entry to Tri State Area Artists. The Staten Island Museum is pleased to announce its annual Juried Art Exhibition Open Call. The Juried Art Exhibition Program provides Tri-State artists with an opportunity to exhibit their work at the Staten Island Museum. Only original works of art completed within the last three years by practicing professional artists living in the Tri-State area are eligible. Work that has previously been shown at the Museum is not eligible. The artist may submit up to 3 works in various media including, but not limited to oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, charcoal, pastel, pen & ink, graphic art, collage, sculpture and photography. Work, including frame, should not exceed 40″x40″. Applications must be delivered by 4 PM, Saturday, May 19, 2012 or postmarked by this date. A non-refundable application fee of $25 for Museum members/ $30 for non-members is required with each application. Applications and guidelines are available for download from our website: http://www.statenislandmuseum.org/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/ Website: www.StatenIslandMuseum.org

25th Annual Sculpture Garden Exhibition: Burlington County College Sculpture Garden – NJ
Deadline has been extended to June 15, 2012! Celebrating 25 Years! Burlington County College Campus in Pemberton, NJ. Be a part of Burlington County College Sculpture Garden’s 25th Anniversary Exhibition. Sculptures exhibited in the Sculpture Garden are selected through an annual open competition and application process. Artists eighteen years old and older are eligible to apply. Submissions are juried by the Burlington County College Art Committee. Shows are installed in August and remain in place for one year. Sculptures must be free-standing and able to withstand changing weather conditions. There is a $10.00 entry fee per piece submitted, and artists may submit up to three (3) pieces for consideration. Website: http://staff.bcc.edu/sculptur/index.asp?spage=apply

Gendered Object: Barbie as Art – NY
Deadline: May 5, 12. This exhibition will focus on artists’ work who use one of the most recognized commerical products and pop cultural icons; Barbie for purposes of artistic expression and to address issues of objectification and indentity, while examining the impact on our culture within the context of feminism, gay culture and gender issues. Qualifications: Open to all artists and media. How to Apply: Send image submissions and inquiries to : vwalsh@annstreetgallery.org or call the gallery directly at (845) 784-1146. Images must be digital at a minimum of 300 dpi and each image labeled-LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_TITLE_IMAGE#. www.annstreetgallery.org

International Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper 2012 – VA
Deadline: May 4, 2012. 12 12 Gallery in Richmond, Virginia seeks entries for a juried exhibition, June 24 – August 12, 2012. Up to $1000 in cash prizes. Juror: Richard Waller, Executive Director, University of Richmond Museums. Artists around the world, age 18+, may submit images of works on paper to be considered for the exhibition. Eligible works incorporate the use of any medium on paper, including analog and digital photography. Work previously exhibited at 12 12 Gallery is not eligible. $25 (US)/3 Entries, $5 (US) each additional up to 5 total. Visit website for prospectus at: http://www.1212galleryrva.com/1212gallery/2012/03/international-juried-exhibition-of-works-on-paper-2012-prospectus.html, or send a SASE to: 12 12 Gallery, 0 E. 4th Street #39, Richmond, VA 23224. Questions? Please contact Martin McFadden, Director and Curator at 1212galleryrichmond@gmail.com or call 804-301-6971. http://www.1212galleryrva.com

Four Funded Residencies in New Orleans: A Studio in the Woods – LA
Submissions must be postmarked by May 18, 2012. Four six-week residencies which include a stipend and supply budget are to be offered between September 2012 and April 2013. For more information or to download the application, please visit our website www.astudiointhewoods.org. We invite artists to submit applications to our environmental residency series titled Ebb & Flow: Dialogues between art and water, addressing the ecological challenges exemplified by Southern Louisiana. The call is open to artists of all disciplines who have demonstrated an established dialogue with environmental issues and a commitment to seeking and plumbing new depths. Artists are invited to design their own interface with the public and are encouraged to propose ways to engage the larger community of New Orleans and beyond. Website: http://www.astudiointhewoods.org/sitw/2012/01/calling-all-artists-four-funded-residencies-3/

VCUarts Fountainhead Fellowship Residency – VA
VCUarts Departments of Painting + Printmaking, and Sculpture + Extended Media. The opportunity to apply for the annual Fountainhead Arts Fellowship, a joint project of VCUarts’ Department of Painting & Printmaking, and Department of Sculpture + Extended Media, is open. Eligibility: ONLY Fall 2011 + Spring 2012 graduating MFA sculptors, painters, and printmakers are invited to apply for fellowship year beginning August ‘12. If you graduated prior to Fall 2011, you are NOT eligible to apply. VCU students and graduates are NOT eligible to apply. Fellows receive: * 24-hour access to a private 400 square foot studio. * A furnished apartment. * $15,000 annual stipend along with teaching experience at VCU. * Solo exhibition in Richmond. 2 fellowships are awarded annually: 1 in Painting/Printmaking, and 1 in Sculpture. For more information see: *Painting/Printmaking: http://arts.vcu.edu/paintingprintmaking/fellowship/ *Sculpture: http://arts.vcu.edu/sculpture/fellowship/ Website: http://arts.vcu.edu/paintingprintmaking/fellowship/

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