- Wide Open Digital, Deadline June 1st
- Sustaining/Creating A national juried exhibition of emerging artists, ages 16-25, with disabilities. Deadline July 8th
- Mercy, Not Sacrifice, art and music exhibition and charitable event, Deadline June 9th,
- Call for Artists: Hidden Cities & Hybrid Identities – Rome (Italy) – Deadline, June 21st
- Request for Photographic Proposals, Metro, Deadline May 22nd
- BYOB, Bring Your Own Beamer at UC Santa Barbara, May 25th
Call for Entry: “Wide Open Digital” Digital Arts and Photography
Sponsor: DIGITAL ARTS: CALIFORNIA
DIGITAL ARTS: CALIFORNIA invites digital artists and photographers worldwide to submit works for “Wide Open Digital,” a juried digital-arts exhibit that will celebrate every form of digital art, including digital painting/illustration, photo manipulation, 3D still digital art, light painting, fractals, vector art, HDR photography, 3D computer-generated imagery, digital college, “glitch” work, and generative art.
This exhibit will be held both online AND in a physical gallery in Los Angeles, San Diego, or another California art center. Works selected by our expert jurors as finalists will be showcased in solo, online galleries, each devoted to only one artist or photographer. These galleries will remain online for seven months. Top award-winners will also appear in a physical-gallery show.
We seek to showcase talented digital artists from California to the world, and bring the world’s digital arts to California. Our last Exhibit, “True Colors”, showcased Gold Stellar Award (our top award) winner Michael Frank (Clovis, CA) , along with twelve other outstanding California artists. In total, 74 artists from 23 countries were showcased, and the Exhibit was viewed by visitors from over 1,200 cities worldwide.
As an example of our solo galleries, Michael Frank’s gallery can be viewed at:
We use a broad definition of “digital art”: any work whose creation or presentation involves a digital process that enhances the work.
To keep current of this exhibit and our other exhibits, please “like” our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Digital-Arts-California/242088355826828
Call for entry: www.digitalartscalifornia.com/?p=78
Deadline: June 1, 2012
Sustaining/Creating A national juried exhibition of emerging artists, ages 16-25, with disabilities.
Deadline: July 8, 2012
Sustaining / Creating asks emerging artists to showcase work that illuminates innovative viewpoints on sustainability and contemporary creativity. Beyond its scientific definition, sustainability references notions of responsibility and stewardship of our natural world in all facets of human interaction–from the environmental to the cultural. Sustainability indicates the capacity to endure.
Submitted artwork should illustrate these thematic ideas, which may be achieved through broad, abstracted references or detailed personal creations. Your submission might also reflect your experience of living with a disability and its role in shaping or transforming your art.
This exhibition is presented by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ VSA & Accessibility Office and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Fifteen artists will be selected for the exhibition and will share $60,000 in cash awards: a $20,000 grand prize, a $10,000 first award, a $6,000 second award, and 12 awards of excellence of $2,000 each.
The exhibition takes place at the Smithsonian Institution’s S. Dillon Ripley Center in Washington, D.C., from September 2012 to January 2013 and may travel nationally to additional venues. Awardees will be honored at an opening reception on Capitol Hill.
Who can apply?
The call is open to artists ages 16–25 living in the United States who have a disability. As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, a disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. Previous award recipients are not eligible to apply.
Submissions must be original work completed within the last three years and after the onset of disability.
Eligible media include but are not limited to paintings and drawings (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, or charcoal); fine art prints; photography; computer-generated prints; digital art; and time-based media (video, film). All work must have a visual component. Two-dimensional artwork should not exceed 60 inches in either dimension. Sculpture should not exceed 24 inches in any dimension.
Fragile or precious materials that cannot withstand handling, storage, and transportation will not be accepted.
The jury process
A panel of distinguished practicing artists, curators, and arts administrators will determine work standards, review submitted materials, and select the 15 artists for the exhibition. The jury looks at the following qualities when selecting exhibit artists:
• Demonstration of original ideas in the work submitted
• Connection to exhibition theme
• Visual cohesion among the images submitted
Work that suggests visual plagiarism, such as a direct copy of another artist’s work, will not be accepted. All decisions are final.
Applying to this call
All materials should be submitted in digital format through CaFE at callforentry.org. No slides will be accepted. Interested artists will be required to create a CaFE profile to apply.
Do not send original artwork.
Please have the following materials ready when applying for this call for art:
1. 4 digital images of selected artwork, formatted to CaFE standards
2. Caption information for each artwork digital image: Artwork title, Year made, Medium, Dimensions, Description
3. A short biography of the artist (one paragraph) that includes hometown, hobbies, interests, academic achievements, honors and awards received, and future goals.
4. Personal statement (2 pages maximum, Word or PDF format) that answers the following questions:
• Describe how your artwork relates to the exhibit theme of Sustaining / Creating.
• What role does art play in living with your disability? Does your disability affect your artwork in any way?
• When did you start creating your artwork and what motivated you to begin?
5. 1 digital image of the artist’s headshot
Film and video artists must complete an application in CaFE, then should supplement their application by mailing a CD or DVD of their full-length work. On the CaFE application, please allocate at least one of the four JPEG image slots to a still from your video or film.
Any CDs or DVDs received must be ready to play using Windows Media Player, Real Player, or QuickTime. U.S.-compatible formats are encouraged; no VHS tapes or mini-DVDs will be accepted.
The jury will review two minutes of a video or audio file along with the four submitted images. Artists should note a specific two-minute segment to be reviewed, indicating the segment times in their submission. The jury may opt to view the entire video based on this segment.
Supplemental materials should be sent directly to:
PO Box 101510
Arlington, VA 22210
Attn: VSA / VW call for art
All supplemental materials must arrive by July 8, 2011.
Apply clicking this link: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=983&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes
Other Terms and Conditions
Submitted materials will not be returned.
The Kennedy Center, VSA & Accessibility, or Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. are not responsible for submissions that are incomplete or that fail to upload to a CaFE profile.
Mercy, Not Sacrifice, art and music exhibition and charitable event
Comment: Call for Artists: Mercy, Not Sacrifice is accepting art submissions and performance commitments for its June 2012 art and music group show. Any form of artwork and music will be considered. All work is donated and the entire show is run by volunteers. Submissions or participation are tax deductible with a valid statement. Remaining unsold work will not be returned to artists but retained for future shows. There are no participation fees.
Date: Saturday, June 30th, 2012. 7PM-2AM
Location: Syrup Loft, 939 Maple Ave., LA, CA 90015
What: This is a charity show organized by volunteers to raise funds for non-profit, Mercy Ships. 100% of the proceeds will go to Mercy Ships.
Artists: Jessica (firstname.lastname@example.org), Bands/DJs: Bowen (email@example.com), Donations or Sponsorship: Charles (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deadline: June 9, 2012
Call for Artists: Hidden Cities & Hybrid Identities – Rome (Italy) – July 06-08, 2012
Deadline: June 21, 2012
International ArtExpo is selecting all interesting video/short.films and photo works to include in the next 2012 Exhibition:
Hidden Cities & Hybrid Identities – International Videoart Festival and Photo Exhibition at Ripa Hotel in Rome, Italy (July 06-08, 2012)
organizer: International ArtExpo
curators: Luca Curci, Fabiana Roscioli
project coordinator: Claudia Dionesalvi
media partners: It’s LIQUID Group (www.itsliquid.com), Artports (www.artports.com), Artinasia (www.artinasia.com), Rearte Gallery (www.rearte-gallery.at), Matters of Art (www.mattersofart.net)
opening: July 06, 2012 at Ripa Hotel & Riparte Cafè, via degli Orti di Trastevere, 3 – 00153 Rome – Italy (www.ripahotel.com)
talk: July 07, 2012 at Ripa Hotel – ‘Profili inediti delle metropoli’ edited by Camilla Boemio with the intervention of Shaun Gladwell, Franco Belsole and Luisa Zanzani
Talk edited by Camilla Boemio
Speaker: Luisa Zanzani – Franco Belsole – Shaun Gladwell
Hidden Cities are the first point analysis of this talk. With the screening of Luisa Zanzani’s video. The photographic serie “Adria” presents, in a pure documentary genre, a province which has never been so well narrated. The absence of man is the hallmark of the documentary genre.
exhibition & screening places: Riparte cafè & Spazio Suite
dates: photo exhibition: July 06 – August 05, 2012 / video screenings: July 06–07–08, 2012
The deadline for applications is June 21, 2012.
The selections will be based on the main concept of “Hidden Cities & Hybrid Identities” that analyses the hybridization of physical and social identities in the contemporary cities.
“The colors of the hidden cities with his hybrid Identities merge: the day and the night, the neon light that illuminates the facades, the patchwork of contaminations, the passers, layers from top the bottom, undergrounds, built geometric shapes in which to play and invent memories. The urban landscape, and his human bodies, is not only formally captured but also perceptually. Its dynamics and features: into excess, in the immobile, or in the unfinished. Migrations and transformations are self generated in these cities. We can see them as voracious bodies which reconstruct utopias. Seductive idiosyncrasies in which the imitation, the repetition, the symbol and the sublime are connected to the estrangement of modern alienation. Image yourself in these streets, between the blocks and the buildings, portrayed as an unexpected passer by of the filmic flow of an unstable and polymorphic scenery”. Camilla Boemio, 2012
The number of works with which you can participate is unlimited.
All video works must be on DVD (PAL or NTSC), no matter what the original source medium. The maximum length of videos should be 10 minutes.
All photo works on every kind of support are accepted. The maximum dimensions allowed per each image are 100 cm per side.
Send your works submissions with a CV/biography, videography and some still images (only for videoartists) and some samples of photo works (only for artists) to:
Luca Curci Architects
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari, Italy
The participation in International Videoart Festival and Photo Exhibition requires an entry fee for every artwork submitted and selected. Participation open to: professional artists, architects and designers, associate groups and studios.
International ArtExpo is a not for profit organization that provides a significant forum for cultural dialogue between all artists from different cultures and countries. We depend on the support of you. ArtExpo is grateful to all of the institutions, corporations, and individuals who support our efforts. We work with a number of national and international galleries as well as publishers, museums, curators and writers from all over the world. We help artists through solo and group exhibitions, gallery representation, magazine reviews and advertisements, press releases, internet promotion, as well as various curatorial projects.
ARTIST CALL: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES (PORTRAITS) FOR THE LA METRO TRANSIT SYSTEM
Metro Creative Services is seeking to contract with a professional photographer with expertise in portrait photography. The photographer will provide portraits of artists commissioned by Metro to create public artworks for the Metro transit system.
Scope of Work:
* Photographer shall shoot numerous frames to obtain various exposures, and perspectives/viewpoints of each artist in her/his studio.
* Photographer shall present a broad selection of images from which Metro shall select and approve the final 4 deliverables for each artist’s portrait.
* Photographer shall be responsible for obtaining photo release signatures from each artist prior to shooting portraits. Metro shall provide release forms.
* Photographer shall coordinate all studio visits with the individual artists.
Location: Portraits shall be taken at each artist’s studio. Studios are located in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. Scheduling of studio visits should consider geographic adjacency of neighborhoods for maximum efficiency.
Artists: Project entails photographing a total of 37 artists.
* Photographer shall provide (4) portraits of each artist. Portraits shall include head shots and full body within their studio environment.
* All photos shall be high resolution TIFF for a total of 148 photo images.
* Services shall be provided as an independent contractor to Metro with no employee benefits.
* Selected photographic images shall be used by Metro in the development of collateral materials. All photo images selected shall become the property of Metro upon payment to photographer.
* All photo images shall be furnished with unlimited rights, including copyrights, to Metro and shall be free from any proprietary restrictions.
* Metro cannot guarantee crediting the photographer in Metro publications and printed materials.
* Metro shall provide artist contact information.
* The selected photographer will provide General Liability and Automotive Insurance. If the photographer has employees, Workers’ Compensation Insurance shall be required.
Milestone/Payments: Payments will be based on the final, agreed-to project amount negotiated between photographer and Metro. Metro reserves the right to not award a contract.
Period of Performance: Full photographic services and deliverables must be completed no later than June 29, 2012.
* Quality of past portrait photography work as evidenced in portfolio of photographic samples (40%)
* Portrait photography experience as evidenced by resume (20%)
* Cost quote for scope of work and deliverables (20%)
* Ability to meet Metro job conditions and schedule (20%)
Interested professional photographers must submit:
* A letter of interest
* Current professional resume
* Digital portfolio of portrait photography work samples (10 to 12 images, TIFF or JPEG), 300DPI, 5MB or smaller
* Line item budget quote. (Submit Cost Quote Page, Attachment A.)
* Minimum of three client references related to previous photographic jobs performed
Deadline: Submittals must be received by Metro by 5:00 pm on May 22, 2012.
Email submittal materials and portfolio samples to: email@example.com
Subject line: “Photographic Services (Portraits)”
BYOB (BRING YOUR OWN BEAMER) ONE-NIGHT EXHIBITION IN SANTA BARBARA
BYOB Santa Barbara
05/25/2012 7:00 PM
Bring Your Own Beamer (digital projector, an overhead, a flashlight, your phone, or any light-emitting device). Come show your work or just show up. BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) is a series of one-night-exhibitions hosting artists and their projectors. Originally conceived by Rafaël Rozendaal. Replicated dozens of times, from Barcelona to Amsterdam, from Tokyo to New Orleans. Now in Santa Barbara!