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Artist Opportunities: November 12, 2013

Coastal-Route-1-Susan-Abbott

See below for details on upcoming talks, exhibits, and calls for artists. You can click the image above to view recent opportunities posts. This week’s banner image: a detail from the painting Coastal Route 1 by Art League instructor Susan Abbott.

Peter Bottger on Rodin
Friday, November 15, 12:30 pm. Peter Bottger — sculptor, Art League instructor, and Corcoran College of Art & Design adjunct faculty — is giving a free talk on Auguste Rodin’s The Walking Man as part of the Hirshhorn’s Friday Gallery Talks. More about the talk →

Networking lunch at the Torpedo Factory
Thursday, November 21, 12:00 noon. Bring your own lunch and join artists from around the region as we explore common interests, share insights to the business, and explore collaborations.

Art in City Hall
Deadline: Friday, December 6. The deadline has been extended to enter Art in City Hall. More about the exhibit here →

ArtFields
Deadline: December 13. Submissions are open for ArtFields, an Artfest Competition and Celebration to be held in the historic community of Lake City, South Carolina. Emerging and professional artists can submit one piece of 2-D (no larger than 72″ x 72″) or 3-D artwork. Selected artists will be invited to exhibit their work in one of the historic downtown Lake City venues, from a former mercantile to a barbershop for ten days. Art competition winners will be determined by popular choice and juried panel votes. Voters will have to be present in Lake City, SC to cast their votes during ArtFields. Cash prizes totaling $100,000 will be awarded to winning artists. More about ArtFields →

The ArtFields website also has useful resources on photographing artwork and writing an artist statement.

United States Coins and Medals
Deadline: January 10, 2014. The United States Mint is seeking artists interested in taking coin and medal design in new directions and trying new approaches as part of our endeavor to ensure that the designs on United States coins and medals are of the highest quality to best represent our country for years to come. The Mint will award contracts to up to 20 artists to participate in the United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program. More about the program →

Torpedo Factory jurying
The Torpedo Factory Artists Association has announced the dates for next year’s Visiting Artist Program and the Annual Membership Jury:

  • Visiting Artist Program deadline: January 31, 2014
  • Annual Membership Jury: March 24, 2014

Informational sessions about the annual membership jury will be offered Sunday, January 26 and Sunday, February 23 at 2:00 pm. For more information going forward, bookmark torpedofactory.org/vap and torpedofactory.org/jury, which will be updated soon.

P.S. In case you missed it, be sure to check last week’s opportunities for several more exhibits it’s not too late to apply for.

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