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Lines into Shapes

12th Annual Lines into Shapes art exhibition and sale. September 19-October 4, 2008. Open to all artists. Media accepted: oil, acrylics, water media, pastel/graphite/scratchboards, original printmaking, sculpture, fine art pottery, glass, photography, wood, fiber, and jewelry. Over $5,000 in prize monies awarded in 2007. Slide or CD entries only. Nonrefundable jury fee of $13 per slide with a maximum of 3 entries per artist. Deadline: July 15, 2008. For prospectus, download entry form from www.artcenterofestes.com or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Art Center of Estes Park, PO Box 3635, Estes Park, CO 80517 or call 970.586.5882.

Juried Exhibition - Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Inc. 112th Annual Open Juried Exhibition at the National Arts Club. Exhibition dates: September 23-October 15, 2008. Open to women artists. Media: oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, graphics and sculpture. Over $9000 in awards. Entry fee: $30/members & associates, $35/non-members. Juried by slides or cds postmarked by July 2, 2008. For prospectus, send SASE to Okki Wang, 431 Woodbury Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 or download a prospectus at www.clwac.org

Seams Unusual

Seams Unusual is an exhibition of contemporary art quilts by New Mexico fiber artists. The exhibit will take place at the Art Center at Fuller Lodge. The exhibit will take place June 20 to July 26, 2008. New Mexico artists only. Deadline: May 9, 2008. 30% commission. Juried by digital images on CD, $30 for up to 3 entries. Prospectus available as PDF, www.angelfiredesigns.com. This is not a SAQA sponsored exhibition but is organized by several members of SAQA to include all New Mexico fiber artists. The Art Center at Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Avenue, Los Alamos, NM 87544.

3rd National Exhibition, Axis Gallery

Open to artists residing in the US. All media except crafts. Fee: $30 for 3 entries. Additional entries $5.00 each, limit 6. Deadline: May 28, 2008. For more information, contact info@axisgallery.org or 916.443.9900. Axis Gallery, 1517 19th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811. axisgallery.org

The Artful Nude Photography Show

Artists have been depicting images of the human body since the early cave dwellers. Nude images engender a unique interest and emotion. We are continuously fascination with and struggle to crate images of the unadorned human form. This call for entry focuses on the true art of the nude. Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all domestic and international, professional and amateur, photographers working with digital or traditional photography or combinations of both. With selection for this exhibition, artists and their work will be seen by an international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and others who appreciate the fine art of photography. Feature presentation in CameraArts magazine Artists' Show Case Juror's Selection award: $300; Director's Selection award: $200; Workshop Award: $300, applicable towards the Kim Weston's Workshop held August 1-3 in Fort Collins, Colorado. Gallery Visitor's Choice Award: $100. Deadline: Deadline April 8, 2008. For more information, go to www.c4fap.org for more information and follow the links for Call for Entries. Email questions to cfe@c4fap.org

The Cradle Project

The Cradle Project is an art installation and fund raiser for the benefit of orphan children in sub-Saharan Africa. Artists are asked to make and donate a cradle from re-cycled materials for this exhibition slated for June 2008 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The goal is to have 1,000 cradles. Each artist is asked to find a sponsor (or many) for their cradle in the total amount of $100, all of these proceeds going to fund orphan relief in Africa. The cradles need to be received by April 18, 2008. Sponsors are being dsought for artists who are unable to manage secure $100, so do not let that be a deterrent to your participation. There will be an online auction of the cradles to raise additional funds for this cause. Entry forms are available at thecradleproject.org. For more information, contact Barbara Grothus at 505.842.8305 or bgrothus@aol.com.

Fusion - A Compilation of Colorado Fiber Artists

The Fremont Center for Arts in Canon City, Colorado will host an exhibit of Fiber Art by Colorado Fiber Artists in June/July 2008. This is a juried show with entry fees and a 30% commission paid to the Center. Art for this exhibit is defined as traditional and contemporary fiber art to include but not limited to: silk painting, silk fusion, wool felting, dyeing, painting, stitching, dissolving, surface techniques and embellishment where fiber is the basis of the work. Non-traditional quilt art will be considered. Three dimensional fiber art is acceptable. Size limits apply. Deadline: April 1, 2008. Fremont Center for the Arts, P.O. Box 1006, Canon City, CO 81215. www.fremontarts.org

16th Annual Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) International Exhibition

Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, WA. This annual exhibition is limited to works in 100% colored pencil and is the only venue where CPSA members can earn Signature Status. The exhibition features over $15,000 in awards including the $1500 Best of Show award and CIPPY Trophy. Fee: $35.00. Entry Deadline: 3/31/08. Apply online at www.callforentry.org

Resurrection: A New Look at Old Photographic Processes

Call for Entries--Resurrection: A New Look at Old Photographic Processes, to be held in May 2008. This exhibition seeks to explore a renewed interest in alternative photographic processes. Looking for artists who are using photographic methods and techniques of the nineteenth century such as photograms, tintypes, daguerreotypes, gum bichromates, collodian prints, toned silver prints, and more. Curator: Laura Moya, director of Photolucida, an arts non-profit that promotes the careers of emerging photographers. 23 Sandy Gallery will produce a printed, soft-cover, color catalog of all artwork accepted for this show. Entry deadline: March 27, 2008. Complete entry information can be found at: www.23sandy.com/Resurrection/CallforEntries.html. Contact Laura Russell 503.927.4409 or23sandygallery@gmail.com. 23 Sandy Gallery, 623 NE 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97232.

Call for Artists - The American Academy of Equine Art

Fall open juried exhibition of original work depicting the horse in any setting. Open to all artists over the age of 18. All art must be original work depicting the horse in any setting. Representations of all breeds are encouraged and accepted. Categories include oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, drawing, and sculpture. Sculpture is only considered in a permanent medium. No stained glass, textiles, photography, jewelry, reproductions or computer-made graphics will be accepted. All work must be completed. A non-refundable entry fee of $40 plus a $5 processing fee for each entry submitted on slides or photos (there is no processing fee for entries submitted on CDs) must accompany the entry form. No phone calls or emails please. Deadline: May 12, 2008. Complete information and entry application at www.aaea.net .

VELoCITY - An Outdoor Art Show

The City of Bellingham and the Bellingham Arts Commission are inviting artists to submit proposals for outdoor artwork to be displayed in downtown Bellingham for a temporary show. Works will be on display from August 2008-April 2010. Each piece will be displayed along high traffic pedestrian corridors in the downtown core. The theme of this year's show is Back to Center. Artists' creativity and interpretation of this theme is at the artists' discretion. 2-D or 3-D works are encouraged for this show. All works of art must be structurally sound, safe for public viewing, made of durable material and content appropriate for extended display in a public outdoor space and be securely anchored to eliminate potential theft. A one-page diagram and complete description of the installation process is required. Please include a description of the artwork, including exact dimensions, with each entry. Without the installation description, your work will not be considered. The dimensions of the artwork must comply with the following range: Minimum of 4ft to a maximum dependent upon structural capabilities of artwork and site. A $1000 stipend will be offered to each selected artist to help defray the costs of producing, transporting and installing the artwork. Accepted artwork is to be delivered and installed by the artists or their representative only at site designated by the City of Bellingham. Application deadline: March 28, 2008. For more information and details of submittal requirements please see www.cob.org/services/arts/public-art/index.aspx. Entries must be returned to: City of Bellingham, Planning and Community Development Department, Attn: Shannon Victoria 210 Lottie Street, Bellingham, WA 98225.

Call for Artists: Exhibition of Artists with HIV/AIDS

The Exhibition Advisory Panel of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center requests submissions from artists living with HIV/AIDS or from estates of artists that had HIV/AIDS for an exhibit in May of 2008. Artists must currently reside in or the estate must be from Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas or Louisiana. The exhibition will coincide with the Fort Worth Opera s presentation of the opera Angels in America, about the early days of the epidemic. Deadline: March 30, 2008. Send 10-20 images in slide or jpg format, corresponding image list, artist statement and CV/Resume to EAP/More Life, FWCAC, 1300 Gendy, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Include SASE for return of materials. Contact Elaine Taylor at gallerymanager@fwcac.org for more information. www.fwcac.com

Project Space - Lexington Art League

The Lexington Art League (LAL) invites artists to apply for an exhibition in the Project Space for its 2008-2009 calendar year. The mission of the Project Space is to exhibit installation and new media work that is engaging, challenging, and experimental in both concept and execution. The Project Space, located in the basement of the historic Loudoun House, is 29 x 20 with concrete and brick walls that are painted white, and an unpainted concrete floor. There is one doorway (45 x 81 ). The ceiling has exposed pipes and ductwork; the ductwork is 74 from the floor, the fluorescent lights are 84 from the floor. The basement also houses artist studios, a classroom, and storage spaces. Exhibitions will run for approximately six weeks, beginning in July 2008. The artist will be entirely responsible for the installation and removal of their artwork, as well as solely bearing the financial responsibility of any and all supplies and travel expenses, although the LA! L will provide a small honorarium. We encourage KY artists and those from surrounding states to apply. To apply for the Project Space, please send a cover letter addressing the content of your work and the installation that you propose for the Project Space, 10 images of artwork along with an inventory list of the images (we will accept slides or digital images), an artist statement, and a resume listing other gallery exhibitions. If the artwork that you would like to exhibit in the Project Space is currently unrealized, include a detailed, written proposal, with drawings or other images if possible. Slides or CDs will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Artists who are accepted for exhibition in the Project Space will not have their slides or CDs returned until the close of their exhibition. Slides and application materials are due by May 9, 2008. Notifications will be mailed by June 6, 2008. Please send all application materials to: Lexington Art League, C/O Mike Deetsch, Visual Art Director, Ref: Project Space, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY 40505. e-mail to mdeetsch@lexingtonartleague.org. Digital and e-mail submissions preferred.

Of Women

Open to all women artists who are Rockaway Artists Alliance members or who have previously exhibited with RAA. Of Women is open to all medium without limitation and seeks to bring the viewer into the unique world of women in all their aspects, intonations and hues. Subjects should include images of women, and may highlight mother and child. (The show will run over Mother's Day.) Media may include: photography, painting, textile arts, poetry, music, sculpture, video/film, watercolor, drawing, digital art and more. Submission deadline: March 26, 2008. Rockaway Artists Alliance, 260 Beach 116th St., Rockaway Beach, NY 11694. For more information, go to: www.rockawayartistsalliance.org

El Paseo Invitational Exhibition

The City of Palm Desert is now accepting applications for the 2009/2010 El Paseo Invitational Exhibition. The exhibition is showcased on the medians of El Paseo and is seen by thousands of visitors each year as well as advertised nationally, regionally, and locally. The exhibition is juried by a curator and runs for approximately two years. Applications are due on May 10, 2008. Honorarium: $2,500 for each selected artwork. Paseo Invitational Exhibition For more information and the full Exhibition Guidelines visit the Artist Opportunity section at www.palmdesertart.org or call 760.568.5240. Richard Twedt, Public Arts Manager, City of Palm Desert 72-567 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260, Attn: 2009/2010 El Paseo Invitational Exhibition.

Americas 2008: All Media

The Northwest Art Center at Minot State University (Minot, ND) announces a call to artists for the Americas 2008: All Media juried competition, held August 25-September 26, 2008 at the Hartnett Hall Gallery. Works in any medium, traditional or experimental, qualify. All works must be original and not measure over 60 in any direction. Work must be ready to exhibit, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited in an Americas 2000 exhibition. Cash Merit Awards, Purchase Awards, Solo Show in 2009 for Best of Show. Juror: Rusty Freeman. Deadline: June 1, 2008. $25 for 2 entries; $5 ea. additional; limit 5. For prospectus, visit www.minotstateu.edu/nac or send SASE to: Northwest Art Center, 500 University Ave W, Minot, ND 58707. Questions? Please contact Avis R. Veikley at nac@minotstateu.edu or call 701.858.3264.

Aperture Portfolio Prize

Aperture Foundation is excited to announce the second annual international Aperture Portfolio Prize. The purpose of the prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and, specifically, artists whom we feel we can help by bringing them to a wide audience. First prize is $2,500. The first-prize winner and three runners-up will be featured on Aperture's website. Deadline: July 11, 2008. For more information or to apply, go to: www.callforentry.org

A Sense of Place 2008

The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is currently accepting entries for its 28th annual juried fine art competition, A Sense of Place 2008. Open to all U.S. artists ages 18 and older working in the following media: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and mixed media. $25 entry fee covers submission of slides or CD of up to three works; additional works $5 each. Cash awards available. Juror: Amanda Cooper, Curator of Exhibitions, The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida. Entries must be postmarked by June 6, 2008; exhibition runs September 19-October 17, 2008. For a free prospectus, send SASE to: Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, 506 Telfair St., Augusta, GA 30901, 706-722-5495, ghia@ghia.org, or visit www.ghia.org/exhibit.html to download in pdf format.

Paperworks 2008

b.j. spoke gallery presents Paperworks 2008, an international Juried Competition. Deadline: May 31, 2008. Judge: Samantha Rippner, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. Open to all artists who use paper as the the primary medium; Drawings, graphics, sculpture, 3D, bound books. No paintings or photographs. Winners' show will take place August of 2008. Download prospectus at www.bjspokegallery.com or call the gallery at 631.549.5106. b.j. spoke gallery, 299 Main Street Huntington, NY 11743.

Juried Photo Competition--Next Perspective

myartspace, the premier online social network for the art world and Hot Shoe International, Europe's leading contemporary photographic magazine, have collaborated to sponsor a juried photography contest--Next Perspective. The purpose of the Next Perspective competition is to identify trends in contemporary fine art photography and showcase artists whom we can help by bringing their work to a wider audience. The Grand Prize is US $2000 and a featured article on the winner in HotShoe International's June/July issue. The second prize is a Digital SLR Camera. The third prize is a US $500 gift certificate to B&H Photo in New York City. The deadline for registration and online submission of work is April 12, 2008. You must upload your JPEGS/videos into a myartspace online gallery. Up to 20 images can be submitted for consideration. For details about the competition, please click to www.myartspace.com/hotshoe

National Art Competition

Exhibition dates: July 22-September 12, 2008. 21st Annual Northern National Art Competition. Open to all artists 18 years or older who are US residents. Artists may submit slides of recent, original, 2-D hangable work in any medium. Fee: $25 for 1-2 slides. Entries must be postmarked by May 16, 2008. Prizes: Three $1,000 Awards of Excellence and over $8,500 awarded in prized money overall. www.nicoletcollege.edu/artgal/NNAC2008.pdf. Prospectus will be available in early January. To receive a prospectus by mail, send business sized SASE to: Nicolet College Art Gallery, P.O. Box 518, Rhinelander, WI 54501 or you can email your mailing address to Gallery Director Katherine Ralph at kralph@nicoletcollege.edu.

Art on the Streets

Outdoor Art Competition and Exhibit, Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado. 10th Anniversary Art on the Streets seeks wide range of artistic expression, talent and cultural context for yearlong public art exhibit in high energy district of Colorado's second largest city. Large-scale, outside-the-box provocative works are encouraged. All media considered as appropriate, safe and durable outdoors. All entries must address the theme, 'City of Sunshine.' $30K in prizes to top three places. Juried by Adam Lerner, Executive Director, The Laboratory of Art and Ideas at Belmar (Lakewood, CO). Opening reception June 20, 2008. Located at the foot of magnificent Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs draws six million-plus annual visitors. Deadline April 3, 2007. Details available at www.artonthestreets.com or 719.886.0088.

Phelan Art Award in Video

Phelan Art Award in Video The Phelan Art Award in Film and Video is administered by The San Francisco Foundation in partnership with BAVC. Cash awards (ranging from $5,000 to $10,000) are awarded to California born video artists whose body of work merits recognition for its creativity, innovation, and contribution to the field of video. Phelan Awardee Torsten Burns' Ship to Ship The awards will be presented during a public reception and screening of the artists’ work. The 2008 application process will be available in January 2008. Requirements: Artist must have been born in California regardless of current residence. Artist’s work must originate in the medium of video and be of a non-commercial nature. Recipients of past Phelan Art Awards are not eligible to apply again. The Phelan Awards are administered by the San Francisco Foundation. For further information, please see the San Francisco Foundation site here or email info@sff.org. Questions? Contact wendy[at]bavc[dot]org.


Expects to initiate a large number of capital improvement projects with involvement by artists over the next few years. The commission is interested in expanding its mailing list for artists who are interested in applying for commission opportunities through its public art program. To be added to the mailing list, contact Allison Wiese, Public Art Program Associate, City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, 1010 Second Avenue, Suite 555, MS 652, San Diego, CA 92101-4998 or call 619.533.3714 or e-mail: aow@sdcity.sannet.gov


Because Exceptional Talent Deserves to be Supported… Few programs exist either on the national or international level where the sole mission is to support the creativity of artists. From the beginning, the art-making process has been the highest priority at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, where both the atmosphere and environment offer ideal situations for creative growth and experimentation. We address the practical aspects of this mission by providing well-equipped studio spaces, living accommodations and monthly stipends. Located in two urban warehouses totaling 110,000 square feet, our facilities are designed to foster creativity and the productive exchange of ideas. Artists from the world come to the Bemis Center to work in this supportive community and confront new challenges. Are you ready for your residency? www.bemiscenter.org 724 South 12th St, Omaha, NE 68102 P 402.341.7130 F 402.341.9791


(801) 538-3074 Looking for artist to create four bronze niche allegorical sculptures for the rotunda of the Utah State Capitol. Visit website for complete regulations.


405-270-4803 The Arts Council of Oklahoma City is developing an exciting roster of performing and visual artists who will share their talents in dynamic urban settings. Can be solo or groups and all performances / demonstrations are paid.


Six to Eight projects will be selected from the application. No deadline for entries, which should include a resume and a maximum of 10 slides sent to Kay Goss, Recording Secretary, Arts Commission, 2210 S. Main St. Tulsa OK 74114

The Ponca City Fine Arts Festival 2008

Open to all artists 18 and over. Awards: Best of Show - $500, Florence Riesen (best novice) Award - $100, Each Category: First - $200, Second - $150, Third - $100 Categories: 2 Dimensional: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, graphics. 3 Dimensional: Sculpture, Bronze, Stone, some Wood, some Glass. Fine Craft: Pottery, Jewelry, some Wood, some Glass. Jurying: If you are to be juried, three (3) photographs, 4 x 6 or larger, must accompany booth rental fee and entry form. $70 for a 5’ x 10’ space; $110 for a 10’ x 10/ space. Spaces are allocated by the lottery method. If you have any questions feel free to call Donna Secrest from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. only, Wednesday thru Sunday, at the Art Center (580) 765-9746, or email: pcartcenter@sbcgloval.net

2008 Gordon Parks Photography Competition

Eligibility: This competition is in honor of one of the world’s most famous photographers, Gordon Parks. Who was born and raised in Fort Scott, KS. This competition is open to anyone. Photographs submitted should have been taken within the last five years and should reflect the important themes in the life and works of Gordon Parks. Each photographer may submit up to four photographs. Each photograph will be judged as an individual entry. No photo essays will be accepted. Digitally altered photos (any alteration that distorts the original image) will be disqualified. Awards: $800 first place, $400 second place & $200 third place. Up to three Honorable Mentions will receive $100 each for a total of $1700 in prize money. Fees: Each photo non-refundable entry is $15. Entry forms and additional information can be found at www.gordonparkscenter.org. Send an e-mail with questions to photocontest@fortscott.edu

Art on the Square in Mangum, Oklahoma

The Art Show and Sale is June 21, 2008 on the Courthouse Square in Mangum, Oklahoma. The seven categories include: oils & acrylics, watercolor, sculpture & pottery, photography, stained glass & china painting and mixed media & metal. The first place prize in each category is $100; second place $75; third place $50. Best of Show is $300. There will also be two junior divisions: ages 12 to 17 and 11 and under. Entries for junior division are free and limited to 2 per artist. Entry fees are $30. For more information, contact Wayne Vaughn at the Greer County Chamber of Commerce at 580-782-2444.


The Main Street Gallery is seeking submissions from fiber artists residing in the USA and 18 years of age and older for the 2008 National Small Art Quilt Works Exhibition (fifth year running) (July 25 - August 31, 2008). Work may not be larger than 16 inches by 20 inches in dimension. All artwork must be for sale. Gallery commission is 40% of retail price. Entry fee is $30 for up to three pieces. Jpeg or gif image (PC compatible) must measure no larger than 7 inches by 10 inches and 72 dpi. Slides must be 35 mm, 2' x 2' in cardboard or plastic mounts. Awards. Insurance on premises only.

Horizontal Grandeur

The Stevens County Museum & Historical Society in Morris, MN announces a call to artists for their 2nd 'Horizontal Grandeur' juried fine art exhibition to be held July 11th - October 31st, 2008. Open to all artists residing in states that have a prairie. All pieces must have a prairie related theme and be original to the artist. Pieces deemed not original to the artist will be removed. Recent watercolor or oil paintings, drawings, photographs, fiber art, hand-pulled prints, fired clay or sculpture will be accepted. An entry fee of $5 per image submission and a limit of three submissions per artist must be received by Friday, May 9th, 2008 for judging and notification by May 30th. Work may be offered for sale or not. Complete guidelines and an online submission form are available at the museum's website, www.stevenshistorymuseum.com. You may also request request a brochure and submission form by calling 320-589-1719 or emailing grandeur@stevenshistorymuseum.com.


The Main Street Gallery is seeking submissions for a large scale installation on the environment. The exhibition will be called 'GO GREEN'to take place on June 12 - July 20, 2008. Artists and general public worldwide can participate by sending in handwritten or typed words in any language about the environment. The paper can be either rolled, folded, scrap, colored or uneven preferably recycled and no larger than 8.5' x 11' ((22 cm x 28 cm). Drawings or photographs can be part of the work. No painting will be accepted. Please put your name and where you are from in the lower right hand corner of your submission. The handling fee is $10. Outside the US, money orders in US currency will only be accepted. The work will not be returned, since it will be part of a larger installation. The complete space of the gallery will become an installation where one message is heard 'GO GREEN'. The aim of this show is to let the public voice their concerns about the environment. If there is enough response, this installation will become a touring exhibition. The work will not be insured. All work will be accepted and displayed. Send in fee plus work to The Main Street Gallery, 105 Main Street, P.O. Box 161, Groton, NY 13073, USA. As the work comes in participating individuals will be listed on www.mainstreetgal.com

Seventh Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Art Source Gallery announces the Seventh Annual Juried Art Exhibition! This popular exhibit welcomes fine artists in all media. Roland Giampaoli of Paint and Draw Academy, Juror. $1000 in prize money; $25 for up to three entries. Deadline is April 30. Show runs through the month of June at Art Source Gallery, 1015 Main Street, Boise, ID, 83702. For a prospectus, visit Art Source Gallery, email zellabardsley@cableone.net or phone Zella at 208-378-1464.


Acrylics, Graphics, Mixed Media, Oils, Pastels, and Watercolor. Artists may submit up to three entries for a non-refundable fee of $35. All entries must be for sale. Submission deadline for receiving slides, CD's or photos of artwork with entry form is April 1st. For a prospectus, mail a SASE to: Harrison Art League, P.O. Box 831, Harrison, Arkansas 72602-0831 or download at www.harrison-art-league.org after January 15th.

ARTIADE 2008 Olympics of Art LA & Beijing

Registration for the fourth ARTIADE - Olympic Games of Art 2008, under the aegis of the Hellenic Republic, is from November 1st 2007 to March 31st 2008 opened once again. All artists working in the following fields are invited to register: Painting, Sculpture, Installation / Construction work, Video Installation, Film, Short film, and Photography All applying artists will be presented to the ARTIADE Jury in May 2008 in Athens Greece. All chosen artists will be exhibited in the IV. ARTIADE - Olympic of Art - from August 7th, 2008 until September 7th, 2008 in Los Angeles (USA) and Beijing (China).

Bartlesville Art Association Spring Art Show 2008

This judged competition is open to all artists 16 yrs. and older. The judge, Dr. Rosemary Wright will award ribbons and cash prizes totaling more than $4,000. Categories: Painting; works created in oils and/or acrylics, watercolors, and pastels. Drawing, Graphics, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Photography, Ceramics / Pottery, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Wood and Stone. All artwork must be original in concept and execution, completed in the last 2 years and not previously entered in the BAA Spring Art Show. Fees: $15 per entry for BAA members, $20 per entry for non-members. Each artist is entitled to enter a total of two works. All entries must be for sale. A full commission will be retained of 30% per item sold. Contact information: Show Chairman, Sarah Derryberry, 918-336-3682, or e-mail sdberry56@sbcglobal.net, or Bartlesville Art Association, 918-336-6644(message phone), or e-mail: info@bartlesvilleartassociation.com. Website: www.bartlesvilleartassociation.org

2008 Trail of Tears Art Show and Sale

Now in its 37th year this show provides an established venue to showcase art with a Native theme or subject matter. The show opens May 3rd and runs through May 26th. Artists from across America will compete for the $1,500 Grand Prize award and more than $10,000 in total prize money. Categories for this year’s show include Basketry, Pottery, Painting, Graphics, Sculpture, Miniatures and the annual “Trail of Tears” theme. To receive a copy of the rules and instructions, email totas@cherokeeheritage.org. For more information visit www.CherokeeHeritage.org or call 918-456-6007.

NEA American Masterpieces grants now available

Guidelines for American Masterpieces grants for Chamber Music, Presenting and Visual Arts Touring are now available. American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius is a major initiative to acquaint Americans with the best of their cultural and artistic legacy. Through American Masterpieces, the National Endowment for the Arts will sponsor performances, exhibitions, tours, and educational programs across all art forms that will reach large and small communities in all 50 states.

Arts in Alternative Education

The Arts in Alternative Education program provides funds to assist with hands-on instruction and participation in the arts in Alternative Education programs in public schools in Oklahoma. The program is offered through a partnership of the Oklahoma Arts Council and the State Department of Education and is designed to motivate students whose needs are not met by traditional educational services. Individuals schools sites are ineligible. Alternative education sites must apply through their school district.

Local Government Challenge Grants

The purpose of the Local Government Challenge Grant is to encourage local governments to support the arts. The grant provides an incentive to localities to contribute local tax revenues to the arts. It is designed to improve local resource flexibility, foster local arts coalitions and provide opportunities for local governments to partner with private enterprise. City or county local governments are limited to one application per year.

Small Grant Support For Schools

The Oklahoma Arts Council provides financial assistance through the Small Grant Support for Schools program to encourage schools to bring the arts into their classrooms. The Small Grant Support for Schools allows schools to apply for funds directly from the Council and does not require them to apply through their district. This grant also requires schools to match only 25% of the total requested amount.

Small Grant Support

The Oklahoma Arts Council provides financial assistance through the Small Grant Support category to support eligible organizations’ arts projects. Organizations are eligible to apply for two projects per year. First time applicants must apply in this grant category. Eligible organizations include 501(c)(3) organizations, school districts (individual schools are ineligible), libraries, tribes, city or county local governments, and universities/colleges. Although not limited to, generally applicants in this category have operating budgets under $25,000.

Major Grant Support

The Oklahoma Arts Council awards grants for Major Grant Support to provide matching funds to support eligible organizations’ arts projects throughout the year. Organizations are eligible to apply for one application per year which may include up to five separate projects. Eligible organizations include 501(c)(3) organizations, only eligible school districts (individual schools are ineligible), libraries, tribes, city or county local governments, and universities/colleges. Applicants in this category are ineligible to apply in Small Grant Support.

Organizational Support

The Oklahoma Arts Council awards grants for Organizational Support to provide funding to established 501(c)(3) arts organizations to support operational and programming costs. Eligibility is determined by the Council based on the organization’s overall operating budget, stability, history of compliance with Council guidelines and overall programming. Eligible organizations apply every two years, with separate awards for each year. Applicants in this category are ineligible for any other grant categories.

Call for Artists - Washington, Oregon and British Columbia Canada - New Seattle Center Skatepark

The city of Seattle seeks an artist (or artist team) to work with design consultants and the skateboarding community to identify and develop art enhancements for the new Seattle Center Skatepark. The skatepark will include a minimum of 8,900 square feet of skating terrain along with seating and landscaping. It will be located at the northwest corner of Second Avenue and Thomas Streets, one of the primary entrances to Seattle Center. The call is open to professional artists living in Washington; Oregon; or British Columbia, Canada. The budget is $22,850 for artist participation on the design team. The artwork will be fabricated and installed as part of the skatepark construction budget. The selected artist(s) must engage diverse skateboarding groups in the artwork design and overall skatepark project. Art opportunities include, but are not limited to, integrated skateable objects, non-skateable obstacles, surface treatments, lighting or other technology effects for walls or vertical structures. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 18. The project application is available online at www.seattle.gov/arts. This is a fast-track project with design and development completed by July 2008 and construction documents finished by the end of September. For more information call: Patricia Hopper Public Art Manager (206) 684-7311

Call for Artists’ Roster - Calgary, Alberta Canada

The City of Calgary Public Art Program seeks Expressions of Interest (i.e. Request for Qualifications) from experienced artists for inclusion in our Artist Roster. This call is open to local, national and international artists. The Artist Roster prequalifies artists for consideration on public art initiatives commissioned via limited calls (invitational opportunities) and/or direct award (single source) contracts. All Artist Roster submissions are reviewed by an external selection panel. Selection to the Artist Roster does not guarantee a contract with The City. Artists added to the Artist Roster will have practical, demonstrated experience in the field of public art, including collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams. Experience working within set budgets and construction schedules is considered an asset. Artist selections are evaluated based on: · Stated interest and approach · Quality of professional qualifications and relevant experience · Demonstrated excellence of past work in conceptual, aesthetic and technical terms Expressions of Interest submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. Selection panels convene to review the submissions as deemed necessary by Program staff. To apply: Request Expression of Interest #05-008 from Edwin Whang, Buyer, Finance & Supply (Purchasing), phone: (403) 268-4090, email: edwin.whang@calgary.ca. Sorry, but this document is not available online. Note: The Open Call process is separate from the Artist Roster. When an open call to artists is issued for a specific public art project, all interested artists (including those on the Artist Roster) must complete a submission in order to be considered. For information about the Public Art Program, contact Rowena James, Public Art Program Coordinator at (403) 268-2843 or rowena.james@calgary.ca.

Honouring of Senator James B. Gladstone and The Right Honourable J.G.Diefenbaker

This project seeks to recognize the meeting, at the Calgary Stampede in 1957, of two of Western Canada’s historically important political leaders: Prime Minister, The Right Honourable John George Diefenbaker (Saskatchewan), and from the Kainai of the Blood Tribe, James B. Gladstone (Alberta). In 1958 he was appointed as Canada’s First Nation’s Senator. Canadian sculpture artists from across Canada are invited to participate by submitting their interest and concept. Estimated budget: $250,000 - $500,000 Installation: July 2010 Criteria: ii) 2 Heroic size sculptures in bronze iii) Western genre iv) Subject: Senator J.B. Gladstone and J. G. Diefenbaker Submission deadline: April 30, 2008 For more information and a copy of the detailed artist call, please contact: Sandra LeBlanc at: SL@burjpetroleum.com All applications must be received at the following mailing address: Attention: Sandra LeBlanc Public Art Committee Calgary Stampede Box 1060, Station M Calgary, AB Canada T2P 2K8 For Couriers, use: 1410 Olympic Way SW, Calgary T2G 2W1

Public Art Projects - Multiple LRT Station Canopies

The City of Calgary Public Art Program, in conjunction with Transportation Infrastructure and Calgary Transit, is seeking Expressions of Interest (i.e. Request for Qualifications) from experienced artists with a demonstrated ability to design artwork for transit and transportation infrastructure. Seven Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations are being constructed in Calgary. Each of these seven stations will contain a public art component integrated into the station’s glass canopies or located in the space surrounding the canopies. Artists working in a variety of media are welcome to submit their qualifications for this competition. This competition is open to local, national and international artists. The public art project goals include: The creation of projects that stress both the individuality of each CTrain station as well as the visual and functional continuity of the entire corridor Addition of colour, light and texture to the visual experience of the corridor. Complementing, and not competing with, the distinctive and graceful appearance of the canopies. Collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams. Working within set budgets and construction schedules. The budget for each station canopy is $89,000 CDN Submissions must be received by Friday, April 4, 2008 at 16:30 hours MST. Late, misdirected and/or incomplete submissions may not be considered. Download Project Details: Please download Expression of Interest #08-015 from the Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC) at http://www.purchasingconnection.ca/. Select “I am a Vendor” on APC home page. Register if a first-time user. THIS EOI WILL HAVE AT LEAST ONE ADDENDUM - PLEASE CHECK THE APC BID PACKAGE ONLINE FOR ADDENDA. You must acknowledge each addendum in writing for your submission to be considered. If the addenda are added after you download the EOI, a notice is sent from the APC to your vendor email. Submission-related Inquiries For general inquiries, contact: Edwin Whang, Buyer p: 403-268- 4090 e: edwin.whang@calgary.ca For technical information, contact: Gordon J. Forbes P. Eng. P: 403-268-1295 E: gordon.forbes@calgary.ca For the Public Art Project Coordinator, contact Lisa Hickey-Besserer p: 403-268-5283 E: Lisa.Hickey-Besserer@calgary.ca

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