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2008 Celeste Art Prize

The details of the 2008 Celeste Art Prize will be announced shortly. For further information please email info@celesteartprize.co.uk

The Roma Pavilion International Award for Young Curators and Art Critics

The Roma Cultural Participation Project of the Arts and Culture Network Programa and Open Society Institute (Budapest) invite young curators and crtitics to participate in the Roma Pavilion International Award for Young Curators and Art Critics which theme is 'Paradise Lost - The First Roma Pavilion'.

Theatre Methods 08: Call for presentations

'TM' is the annual professional festival-fair bringing up the question of the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts. It is uniting performers from all over the world interested in the research of theatre methods between tradition and contemporaneity.

Animated films made by women – Call for submissions

The festival offers an international competition which includes the two categories: Independent Animated Films / Independent Animated Videos Any animated film or video made by a woman may be entered in the competition.

International Performing Arts Laboratory under the direction of Sergey Ostrenko

The Lab is open to performers from different countries interested to enrich the professional arsenal with new practical methods and devices, to explore the contemporary aesthetics in communication with a spectator and to reconsider the cooperation principles in a creative team.

The 22nd Prix Ars Electronica - International Competition for CyberArts is open for entries

From its very inception in 1987, the Prix Ars Electronica has been conceived as an open platform for various disciplines at the intersection of art, technology, science and society.

Share Award : Digital Art Prize 2008

Piemonte Share Festival announces the second edition of the Share Prize 2008 for digital art. The competition jury will award a prize of 2,500.00 EU to the work (published or unpublished) which best represents experimentation between arts and new technologies. The candidates for the prize (a short list of a maximum of 6 competitors) will be guests at the 4th edition of the Share Festival, taking place in Turin March 2008 at the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti, Turin. In order to be declared winner of the prize, every artist has to take part in the 4th edition of Share Festival, by preparing his or her work of art, to be properly evaluated by jury and public. The organization is available at offering all the costs regarding the preparation of the 6 selected works as well as travel and accommodation expenses for the artists, and, possibly, the prize itself. Nomination of 6 candidates for the prize: by November, 2007. The announcement will be published on the following website: www.toshare.it The winner will be announced in March 2008 during the award ceremony at Share Festival. The prize aims to discover, promote and sustain digital arts.


The enamelled silver prize bowl designed by award-winning metalwork artist, Vladimir Böhm - the winning institution will hold on to it for a year. Courtesy The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

North Sydney Art Prize 2007 Entry

Prizes: Prizes for 2007 are yet to be confirmed, although the 2006 prizes below will give an indication of the prizes which will be available. This list will be updated as the 2007 prizes are confirmed. North Sydney Council Open Prize $5,000 Eckersley's Arts Crafts & Imagination Local Artist $200 Voucher Youth Prize & $200 Voucher Encouragement Award $200 Voucher (art materials and Voucher for each prize) PLUS 20% framing discount to entrants 9957 5678 Harbourview Hotel People's Choice Prize (Voter) Night for two voucher Hilton Hordern Children's Prizes $250 in total Joan's Ridge Street Gallery Open Prize $500 Marjorie Lansdell-Wilson Non-Professional Male Artist Over 65 $150 Non-Professional Female Artist Over 65 $150 McGrath's Art Gallery Traditional Landscape Prize $500 Marianne Newman Gallery Tertiary Student Prize $300 Voucher North Sydney Club People's Choice Prize (Artist) $250 Pixels Plus Digital Photography Prize $200 voucher Primrose Park Arts & Craft Centre Works on/with Paper Prize $400 Raymonds Framing Printmaking Prize $200 Voucher Royal Art Society of NSW Drawing Prize $350 plus Life Drawing Workshop $250 Voucher Salmon Galleries Personal Narrative Prize $350 Tenix Waterfront Prize $1250 Workwise Portrait Photography Prize $1000

The Eye of the Hurricaneā€”Felting and Fusion Exhibit

Deadlines January 4 (international) January 11 (U.S.)

Salsa y Salsa—Multimedia Fiber Arts Exhibit

Deadlines January 3 (international) January 10 (U.S


Call for entries. Cash awards. Purchase awards. Juried exhibit. Deadline March 28. Exhibit to be held June 1ā€“29 at Park Gables Gallery. No commission charged on artwork sales. For prospectus, send SASE to VMRC Art Exhibition, 1491 Virginia Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22802. (540) 564-3400;


Call for entries. Cash awards. Entry fee. Juried exhibit. Deadline March 7 (postmark). National exhibit open to all fine craft media. On display May 15ā€“June 25. For prospectus, mail SASE to Artisans Center of Virginia, PO Box 452, Waynesboro, VA 22980. acv@ntelos.net;


Call for entries. Entry fee. Juried exhibit. Catalog. Deadline March 1 (postmark). Open to work that deals with space as a subject. Exhibit to be held in July in conjunction with Textile Kulture Haslach’s annual international summer textile symposium in Haslach, Austria. The exhibit celebrates a new textile center set to open summer of 2009. Work should be at least 30 cm x 30 cm (~1 ft) but no larger than 300 cm x 300 cm (~10 ft). For more information, Textile Kulture Haslach, Marktplatz 45, 4170 Haslach, Austria. (0043) 7289 72300;


Deadline February 29. International shibori exhibition of varied works that include any or all shibori techniques. For more information, The Textile Center, 3000 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. (612) 436-0464;


Call for artist’s proposals. Deadline February 28. Open to artists living in North America. Project designed to provide opportunities for artists and non-artists to work together and connect through the process of creating a work of art in San Antonio, TX. The Project is not intended for purposes of exhibition or individual studio work. Selected projects will emphasize new and/or under-served audiences, as well as collaborative and/or interdisciplinary approaches. Selected artists will receive a stipend ($1,000–$1,500 depending on length), a materials budget ($500 max.), and access to Southwest School of Art & Craft studio facilities, equipment, and tools. Also includes housing (max. 2 weeks accommodation) and reimbursement for transportation to San Antonio. All proposals must take into consideration the goals of the program. Project proposals should have a specific beginning and ending date. For information, Southwest School of Art & Craft, 300 Augusta, San Antonio, TX 78205. (210) 224-1848, ext. 339

http://www.Call for applicants. Deadline February 25. Open to enrolled...

Call for applicants. Deadline February 25. Open to enrolled college, school, or university students in NJ, NY, or PA. The award is given every two to three years and recognizes outstanding achievement in the fiber arts by a college student. The winner receives a $1,000 honorarium, a one year Textile Study Group of New York (TSGNY) membership, and an invitation to present work at a membersā€™ meeting in spring 2008.


Call for entries. Entry fee. Juried exhibit. Deadline February 14. Open to all artists working in 2- or 3-D fiber media, including all techniques and forms. This includes, but is not limited to, traditional craft materials and processes, as well as the relationship between fiber and painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, conceptual and installation art. This exhibit is part of a program that culminates in a one-week symposium and series of workshops to be held at Coconino Community College in Flagstaff, AZ, from July 28–August 1. For more information, send SASE to Alan Petersen, Coconino Community College, 2800 S. Lone Tree Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Contact Alan Petersen, (928) 226-4322;


Juried exhibit. Entry fee. Cash awards. Deadline February 1. Exhibit to comment on today’s popular culture on view June 13–August 29. Open to all media, work may be produced in either traditional or non-traditional materials. For information, Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa Arts Center, PO Box 1466, Mesa, AZ 85211.

Dance of the Flamingos—Wearable Art Fashion Show and Exhibit

To receive a packet of all Convergence 2008 Exhibit prospectuses, send $5 to HGA, Exhibit Prospectuses, 1255 Buford Hwy., Ste. 211, Suwanee, GA 30024.


Call for entries


Call for entries. No entry fee. Deadline January 1. The Embroiderers’ Guild of America is seeking entries for their annual student fiber art showcase. Students 18 and under are invited to submit up to three pieces executed with a threaded needle during the 2007 calendar year. Work will be on display at the EGA’s Embroidery Museum and Resource Center in Louisville, KY, March 1–May 30.


Cornerstone participates in the MAACS (Mid America Association of Christian Schools) regional competition each year. The Competition includes the areas of Bible, Music, Speech, Visual Art and Academics. Elementary competition includes grades 4-6: Jr. High competition includes grades 7-8 and Sr. High competition includes grades 9-12. All students who have signed up in the fall (by Nov. 16th) to participate in the CFS Fine Arts Tournament are encouraged to begin preparing early. The CFS Fine Arts Festival will determine who actually gets to represent CFS at the MAACS competition. The competition itself limits our school to 2 entries per individual category and 1 entry per group category. For guidelines on dress code and other general information, click here. A list of competition categories are below. Click on the desired categories for additional information.

The Big Yellow Pages Art Competition 2008

The Big Yellow Pages Art Competition 2008 (‘the Competition’) is an optional element of the Yellow Woods Challenge (‘YWC’) run and promoted by Yell – the publisher of Yellow Pages directories. Registered address: Yell Limited, Queens Walk, Oxford Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7PT. Registered company number is 4205228.

Best Animal or Wildlife

£100 art materials

Best Waterscape, Boats or Seascape

£100 art materials

Best Landscape, Townscape or Woodland Scene

£100 art materials.

Best Still Life, Flowers or Gardens

£100 art materials

Best Abstract or Experimental Art

Ā£100 art materials

Best Portrait or Figure

£100 art materials

The Artist of the Year 2008

The new competition was launched at Art in Action on 21st June. We saw a wondeful exhibition of paintings and look forward seeing more next year. Closing date for entries is 7th March 2008.

2008 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Agora Gallery has been sponsoring international art competitions since 1984. The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is one of the most anticipated events of the year in New York City, in most recent years, the competition was juried by curators from the Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and the Chelsea Art Museum.

5th Annual Sculpting Competition

All entries must be postmarked no later than February 28, 2008. The entry form can be found in the Winter 2007 and Spring issues of Sculptural Pursuit. Grand Prize Award: Cover photo with feature article and photos in Sculptural Pursuit. Second Place Award: Feature Article and photos in Sculptural Pursuit. Third Place Award: Full-page color layout with a short article in Sculptural Pursuit. Fourth Place Award: Artist profile with color photos in CREATIVE WISDOM, our online Ezine. Industry Award: $500 gift certificates for products or services from our industry sponsors. Editor’s Choice Award Staff Choice Award


Introduction The village of Newtonmore, in the Scottish Highlands, some 64 miles north of Perth and 46 miles south of Inverness, is renowned as having the most outstanding record in the Scottish sport of Shinty in the history of the game. The community is inextricably bonded to the sport, and the sport to the community, In developing a project to re-landscape the Newtonmore Village Square, Newtonmore and Vicinity Community Council, in partnership with Newtonmore Business Association, have decided that a key feature of the square will be a sculpture representing the sport of shinty. This invitation requests responses as to design, materials, execution, timescale and costing for the production of such a work. Brief The village of Newtonmore is a traditional highland village - most buildings are of grey stone construction, although some are harled. The re-landscaped village square will be designed using raised beds built of matching stone, echoing the current design of the war memorial garden on the opposite side of the street, in an attempt to reinforce the identity of the square as the centre of the village. Lighting, where used, is envisaged to be soft, and underlit. The sculpture, which should be broadly life-size, will occupy a space at the right hand front corner of the space available. The traditional nature of the village, and the historic tradition of the sport as 'the Sport of the Gael' inevitably mean that any sculpture should be strictly representational and in no sense abstracted. Although it is desired that one of the players represented (if more than one is included in any design), should, through use of relief or textural effects, suggest the Newtonmore playing strip, the completed sculpture should not identifiably be of any particular player or players. Photographs of action from the sport of shinty are available in abundance by going to http://www.shinty.com/pix.htm, from which page, links lead to several hundred photographs taken over the last three years. Who may enter Established artists and sculptors, students attending colleges of art in the United Kingdom, or anyone who can demonstrate the ability to complete the project to the budget and timescale they propose is eligible to enter.

Recycled Sculpture Competition

The Cornwall Gardens Society are encouraging primary and special schools throughout Cornwall to enter their sculpture competition at Boconnoc House as part of their annual Spring Show. For more details and an entry form contact the Show Director, Sally-Jane Coode on 01726-882488.


Given for a meritorious body of work.

Edward Fenno Hoffman Prize SCULPTOR AWARDS

Awarded to a young sculptor who strives to uplift the human spirit through the medium of his/her art.

Roger T. Williams Prize SCULPTOR AWARDS

Awarded to a young sculptor who reaches for excellence in representational sculpture.

Dexter Jones Award SCULPTOR AWARDS

Given to a young sculptor for the best work of sculpture in bas-relief.

Sculpture Competition

Creating sculptural models for a design competition, proved a first for the Monday Open Studio Group. Entitled 'Imagine...Remember, Reflect, React', the winning design would be built and sited in the tranquil setting of the Holcoaust Memorial Garden at Bruce Castle in Tottenham, London.

Sai Kung sand sculpture contest to be held

Thirty-seven teams will showcase their creativity and skills in the Sai Kung Sand Sculpture Competition 2007 on December 2. The Leisure & Cultural Services Department contest will be held at Clear Water Bay Second Beach from 10am to 2pm. The competition will be divided into youth, family, disabled and open divisions. Prizes will be awarded to the winner, first runner-up and second runner-up of each division.

UBE Biennale, International Open Sculpture Competition

The UBE Biennale is an International Open Sculpture Competition that wil be held in autumn 2007. The competition's aim is to pursue the possibility of contemporary sculpture, and to create a relation between sculpture and townscape. The final pieces will be selected for placement throughout the surrounding community with consideration to the harmony of the work and nature or the city. Maquette/Model Competition Phase 1 Presentation: maximum 20cm X 30cm X 40cm maquette/model (including pedestal). Outdoor sculpture is maximum 200cm X 300cm X 400cm, 10ton. Participants should take into consideration factors for outdoor installation and safety. Photographs, computer graphics, comments, etc. may be sent as part of the presentation. (Sheet size is 420~297 mm, 3 sheets max) Number of Entries: One presentation by one person or one group. Entries must be original work which have not been exhibited elsewhere. The work should be sent to the follwoing address: UBE BIENNALE Secretariat 1-7-1 Tokiwa-cho Ube Yamaguchi 755-8601, Japan

Northwest Watercolor Society Call for Entries - 2007 National Open Exhibition

Location: Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 SE 24th St., Mercer Island, WA 98040. Exhibition dates: March 19 - June 8, 2007. Entry Deadline: January 31, 2007. Entry fee (one slide): Member $25.00, Non-member $35.00, New/renewing member $35.00 dues + $25.00 entry fee (NWWS membership is open to U.S. and Canadian artists, however, entry into the Exhibition is open worldwide). Watercolor/watermedia on paper/paperboard. Awards: Over $10,000 in cash and merchandise. Gallery commission: 25%. Juror: Ron Ranson. For prospectus, send SASE to: Sheila Mattick, 12615 NE 2nd St., Bellevue, WA 98005-3206. (425) 454-2546. Email: Mattick@foxinternet.net.

Watermedia XV sponsored by the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society
http://www. pcisys.net/~ppwsart

Watermedia XV sponsored by the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society and hosted by the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Gallery of Contemporary Art will be held again starting in June of 2007. Frank Webb will be the Juror and will give a Workshop on June 4-6. The opening reception will be June 15, 2007.

Tubac Center of the Arts. PO Box 1911, Tubac, AZ 85646. Annual, national juried exhibition

Innovative use of water-based media on paper: abstract, non-objective and representative. Catalog for all entrants. Best of Show award: $2,000. Juror: Elizabeth A. Yarosz-Ash. Entry deadline: Dec 9. For prospectus, call (520) 398-2371 or e-mail contactus@TubacArts.org.

The Watercolor Society of Alabama announces it's 66th Annual National Juried Exhibition

Anticipated awards $8,000 in cash and merchandise. Juror: Cheng-Khee Chee. Deadline for slides January 25, 2007. Entry Fee for up to two images: $15 for members whose dues are current; $50 for Non-Members.

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists - Open All Media

Details: All mediums (except photography) Handing-in date: TBC Fee: £10 1st item, £7 2nd, 3rd (max 3) Exhibition: TBC Contact: SAE Hon Secretary, RBSA, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham, B3 1SA Tel: 0121 236 4353

Lynn Painter Stainers Prize

Details: New Prize for representational painting £15,000 and gold medal Handing in date: TBC Venue: Painters Hall, Trinity Lane, London Contact: Large SAE to Lynn Painters Stainers Prize, Parker Harris Partnership, 15 Church Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8QS Tel: 01372 462190

Royal West of England Academy 155th Autumn Exhibition

Details: Any medium including architectural drawing and 3D Handing-in dates: 13,14, 15 September Fee: £10 per work (max of three) Exhibition: 21 October – 12 December Venue: RWA Bristol, BS8 1PX (forms available from July) Tel: 0117 973 5129

Sefton Open

Details: Any 2D medium; Prize money £2225 shared between four artists Closing date: TBC Fee: None Exhibition: September 15 – 4 November Venue: Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport Contact: SAE to Netherton Arts Centre, Glovers Lane, Netherton, L30 3TL Tel: 0151 525 0417

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