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Artist Opportunities: September 11, 2012

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Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair
Deadline: September 16, 2012. Now in its ninth year, Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is an exhibition and sale of handmade alternative arts and crafts from independent artists presented by the Washington City Paper. Crafty Bastards will be held indoors on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Vendor applications are being accepted online now through Sept. 16, 2012. Click here for information and to register.

Drawing Salon at the National Gallery of Art
September 20 & 23. Join the National Gallery of Art for sketching and conversation.. Led by practicing artists and museum educators, the program integrates art history and art studio practices. September’s program focuses on gesture and movement found in the sculptures of Edgar Degas; future workshops can be found here. Space is limited to 35 participants on a first-come, first-served basis with sign-in beginning at 12:30 and continuing until all spaces are filled. All drawing materials provided. For more information, contact drawingsalon@nga.gov.

The 31st Annual Smithsonian Craft Show
Deadline: September 14, 2012 (late fee for applications Sept. 15–21). The annual Smithsonian Craft Show is a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American crafts. Three jurors who are experts in the field and newly selected each year choose 120 artists from a large pool of applicants. Previous exhibitors must re-apply each year. No one is grandfathered into the show or given preference. Craft artists are selected on the basis of the originality, artistic conception, and quality of their work. The Show does not charge sales commissions. Full details can be found here.

The following national opportunities are courtesy of FindArtInfoBank.com:

43rd Annual River Road Show – LA
Deadline: September 17, 2012. The Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild announces a call to artists for a juried art show December 3, 2012 – January 30, 2013 at the Louisiana State Archives Building in Baton Rouge, LA. $4,000 in cash and merchandise. Juror: Sam Corso. Competition is open to all United States artists 18 years and older. Submissions must be original two-dimensional art except photography or digitally-created/enhanced works. See prospectus for details. $40 for up to 3 entries and $5 for each additional entry, up to 10. Questions? Please contact the River Road Show Committee at rrs@laag-site.org or call 225-753-0361. Click here for more information.

10th Annual Small Wonders – National Juried Exhibition – MD
Deadline: September 12, 2012. The Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis, MD announces a call to artists for a juried exhibition, November 30 – December 29, 2012 at the Circle Gallery. $1,000 in Cash Awards. Juror: Laura Amussen, Exhibitions Director and Collections Coordinator, Goucher College. Seeking any two or three-dimensional work following guidelines and size limitations. 2-d work cannot exceed 11″ on any one side (includes frame). 3-d work cannot exceed 7″ in any direction. Artworks must be entered by uploading JPEG images through MFA’s online entry system. One-two entries $35 (MFA members $20); additional four entries $5 each. Click here to download prospectus (PDF format). Questions? Please contact Kyle Freeman at info@mdfedart.org or call 410-268-4566. Click here for more information.

16th International Open: Woman Made Gallery – IL
Deadline: November 18, 2012. Exhibition Dates: March 1 – April 25, 2013. Juror: Kelli Connell. Invitation to all women artists worldwide to submit artwork for this open exhibition. All themes, styles,and media will be considered. Artwork may not exceed 72″ horizontally, frame included. Awards: 1st Prize: Solo Show in 2014 at WMG; 2nd prize: $500; 3rd prize: $250; 4th prize: Honorable Mention. Submit jpgs of up to three of your works on our website or mail CD with completed entry form and a $30 entry fee to Woman Made Gallery, 685 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642. Click here for more information.

7th Annual Juried Exhibition – FL
Deadline: September 12, 2012, postmark. The International Society of Acrylic Painters-Florida announces a call to artists for its 7th Annual Juried Exhibition, November 1-30, 2012 at Dazzio Art Experience Premier Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL. Up to $5,000 including $1,000 for Best of Show. Juror: Spanish Artist Hugo Fontela. Must be 18 years of age. Pay ISAP-FL membership dues of $30. Paintings must be at least 80% acrylic. CD/DVD entry only. $25.00 for up to 3 paintings. Visit website for prospectus. Questions? Contact Sandy Thomas at sthomas208@tampabay.rr.com or call 727-547-1177.

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