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King County Arts Commission

This page often carries opportunities open to all Washington artists, plus resource links and info.

Seattle Arts Commission
http://www.The SAC website page often carries Seattle opportunities op...

The SAC website page often carries Seattle opportunities open to all Washington artists, plus more resource links and info.

Arts Network E Bulletin

Free email bulletin with WA statewide mix of news, calls for artists, resource opportunities and workshops for both individual artists and organizations. Email a request to subscribe.

The Informed Artist

Seattle Public Library research page with scads of links, books and referrals to resources useful to any artist.

Art Spotter/Washington State Arts Index

Based in Olympia, has links to galleries around the state, some arts suppliers and resources. Check out the rest of the Arts Spotter site for South Sound galleries if you are interested in marketing your work in that area.

Spokane Arts Commission

Artist opportunities, arts directory and resources available to Spokane and area artists. Though this is technically a City of Spokane organization, they welcome artists from all over the region to participate in workshops and calls to artists.


Individual artist services include an artist school residency program, folk art program and folk art apprenticeships, travel grants for professional development, and a public art program with a juried artist roster.

Artist Trust

Comprehensive artist advocacy and referral services, resource lists and grants for individual artists. The Washington State Arts Commission channels grant funding to individual artists through the Artist Trust GAP and Fellowship programs. Artist Trust is a great organization that is worth supporting with a paid membership, which also gets you full access to all their opportunity listings.

Bridge Center for Contemporary Art

Deadline: Open. All Media. Exhibition screening of work that, according to its creator, 'crosses borders.' No fee. Bridge Center for Contemporary Art, 1 Union Fashion Center Ste B, El Pas TX 79901-1112 915-532-6707, davidrom@whc.net

Life Figure Art Sessions
http://www. jobiart@aol.com

BELLATRIX ART. Sponsored by Latino Council Agencies & Adams Morgan Festival Presents 'Life Figure Art Sessions.' Held weekly at Tom Brazil Restaurant(upstairs), 1832 Columbia Rd, NW in ADAMS MORGAN. Tuesday Nites- Drawing the figure sessions from 8pm to 10:30pm. Wednesday Nites- Watercolor painting & the figure sessions from 8pm to 10:30pm. Fees-one night $8.00, two night weekly special $14.00, monthly $51.0. For reservations contact Jobi Jovanka (202)986-8813 or email her at jobiart@aol.com and to view their new online Adams Morgan Art Gallery visit www.dcneighborhoods.net/amart

Washington Project for the Arts Slide Registry

The ArtFile offers area artists the opportunity to raise their visibility and building a larger audience for their work. The ArtFile serves as WPA\C's primary resource for selecting artists to participate in many of its programs and exhibitions, including an annual Art Auction at the Corcoran; OPTIONS, a biennial exhibition featuring work by emerging regional artists; ArtSites, a multi-state regional biennial; and one person and group shows. Each ArtFile participant receives invitations to all WPA\C exhibitions, performances, film series and informal gatherings, as well as free admission for one to the Corcoran Gallery of Art. For information, contact Nadine Gabai-Botero at 202-639-1714. Annual ArtFile fees are $35.00. The annual fee for members of the WPA\Corcoran, Corcoran School of Art Alumni Association, A. Salon, Ltd., and the Washington Center for Photography are $20.

Touchstone Gallery

Cooperative gallery is seeking new members. Memberships range from $100-$150 a month with a solo show every 18-24 months plus group shows. Write to Director, Touchstone Gallery, 406 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004 or call 202/347-2787.

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Archives on female artists. Eligibility is for women who have had at least one solo show in a museum or gallery. Files may include bio information, resume and up to 20 slides. $10 fee to establish a file. For more info send a SASE to Archives on Women Artists, National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Montgomery County Public Arts Trust

Reviewing slides of large sculptural works or proposals for large scale installations for a site in Silver Spring, MD. Exhibit will run for one year. Send slides, detailed proposal, resume and SASE to Montgomery County Arts COuncil, Public Trust Exchange Program, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852 or call Francoise Yohalem at 301/816-0518

DC Commission for the Arts

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), Small Project Program DCCAH SMALL PROJECTS PROGRAM (SPP) FY 2000 DEADLINES SPP applications are accepted on three deadlines in FY 2001. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the corresponding workshops (held in Commission Office) which provide assistance in preparing applications. Applicants are notified in writing regarding the status of their application approximately six weeks after the deadline. ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The Small Projects Program offers grants up for $1,000 to individual artists and arts organizations only. Community-based organizations are not eligible under this program. The program seeks to make grant funds more accessible for small scale arts projects with budgets under $3,000. Projects may include but are not limited to the following: arts presentations; technical assistance services to aid fundraising, marketing, and managerial efforts; documentation of activities and artistic product through photography, brochures, portfolios, 'demo' tapes, or slides; or art related conferences, workshops and seminars which enhance and strengthen artistic and professional development. ELIGIBILITY: Individual artists must be residents of the District of Columbia and arts organizations must maintain their principal place of business in Washington, D.C. prior to the application date and for the entire grant period. All applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Commission staff for assistance in preparing applications. For more information, please call the Program Coordinator, Lionell Thomas, at (202) 724-5613 or TDD (202) 727-3148. The Small Projects Program guidelines and application form can be obtained from the Arts Commission's website or by calling 202-724-5613.

Art League

Membership in the Art League allows all members to enter three pieces on their monthly juried exhibitions. The Art League maintains a gallery on the ground floor of the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria. Membership is $45 a year and there's a $1.50 per piece entry fee for the juried shows. The jurors vary monthly, although the Art League seems to prefer jurors from academia and museums. Located at 105 N. Union Street in Old Town Alexandria, 703/683-1780.

Art in Embassies Program

Artists can loan works for 2-3 years to U.S. embassies around the world. The Dept. of State covers the costs of pick-up, packaging, shipment, insurance, return, etc. Send resume and a slide sheet of available works to: Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Dept. of State, A/Art Room B 258, Washington, D.C. (202) 647-5723.

Artists Studio Spaces available at: Jackson Arts Center

Artists Studio Spaces available at: Jackson Arts Center, recent turnover, space available, outstanding light, high ceilings, $234 month/200sf. Takoma Metro Arts Center, Air, short term and longer, red line Takoma, parking, 200-1500 sf, $134 month/200sf, Wed 5-8pm, Sat 9-12. Wilson Art Center, red line Galleryplace, Air, affordable, $100 month/200sf, arts district. Bethesda Artspace, Wisconsin Avenue, red line, artists organized-managed, air, $200 month/ 200sf. All spaces are artist run and managed, by A. Salon, Ltd. This 20 year old organization has provided affordable studio and exhibiton space for Washington area artists. For information or an appointment to see space call 202-882-0740, or, email asalon@erols.com

Capitol Hill Art League

Located at 545 Seventh St., SE, Washington, DC, 20003 202/547-6839. Monthly juried shows eight times/year, plus solo exhibits in off-site commercial locations. Annual membership is $30, plus a flat $3 entry fee per juried exhibit. Artists may submit up to 3 pieces per exhibit. They have have about 250 members from all over the DC metro area, and most of their members are actually professional full-time artists (as opposed to hobbyists). Their most popular event is the monthly Gallery Talk, which takes place usually on the first Thursday of the month during their regular season. Artists have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the juror of that month's group exhibit Capitol Hill Art League jurors are gallery directors, curators, artists, and academics from the Washington visual arts community. For further information about the Art League, contact Kristen Hartke at 202/543-0805.

The Artist' Undertaking Gallery

The Artist' Undertaking Gallery is looking for artists working in colored pencils, collage, pastels, drawing, oil, acrylic, or mixed media. Show experience desirable. This is a cooperative agallery with a monthly fee, but the gallery does not take a sales commission. You must be able to gallery sit two weekdays days a month and attend the monthly business meeting. Juried entry first Monday of the month. For more information and appointment to jury call Charlene Fuhrman-Schulz 703-815-1031 or David Cowdrill 703-430-2629.

"Remembering The Present".

'Remembering The Present'. Barbara Januszkiewicz, artist and award-winning filmmaker is happy to announce the newest CVTV art educational TV showcase called 'Remembering the Present.' This documentary features some of the vast cultural diversity of the artists who live and work in the beltway area. Filmed (July 2000) at The Kreeger Museum Washington, DC, with guest host and curator of the exhibition Dr. Jack Rasmussen, Executive Director of the Maryland Art Place. Art work from Clarke Bedford, Ed Bisese, Betsy Damos, Robert Devers, Tom Green, Lee E. Haner, Greg Hannan, Randy Jewart, Michael B.Platt, Jann Rosen-Queralt, John Ruppert and Jeff Spaulding. These Washington area artists were asked to submit proposals for monuments that would be relevant today. This exhibition shows drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations and computer-generated images. 'They offer proof that we live in interesting times, where creativity and imagination flourish,' said Judy Greenberg Director of The Kreeger Museum. Creative Vision is an all volunteer group for supporting public awareness for area visual artists. Ms. Januszkiewicz's focus is to stimulate and encourage art awareness, foster community involvement, and educate on the creative process. Creative Vision airs on all Public Cable Access Stations in the Washington DC Metro Area, see their web site at www.erols.com/januszkb for details. They welcome your support.

Alexander Onassis Public Benefit Foundation

Award: 150,000; 100,000; 75,000 Further Information: International Competition for the Composition of an Original Painting.

New England Art Club Drawing Scholarship

Award: £500 Further Information: Free involvement in selected Drawing School activities also included in the prize.


Award: $1500 (minimum) Further Information: Open to all US Artists, drawings and prints (not photography) in any medium are eligible.

L. Ron Hubbard's Illustrators of the Future Contest

Award: $500 (maximum) Further Information: All themes of science fiction and fantasy illustrations are welcome.

Gertrude Herbert Juried Fine Art Competition

Award: $1 750 Further information: Media_and_applicant_eligibility: Open to US artists ages 18+. Drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media accepted. submission_requirements: $25 entry fee covers submission of slides or CD of up to 3 works; $5 each additional work.

The Gallipoli Art Prize

Award: $15 000 Further Information: Each competitor must either have been born in Australia, New Zealand or Turkey or hold Australian, New Zealand or Turkish citizenship. Each competitor may, at their expense, submit one piece of original work produced in oil, acrylic, water color or mixed. The term of reference to be used is the spirit of the Gallipoli Campaign

European Biennial Competition for Graphic Art

Award: £2500, £1000, £750 Further Information: This is a biennial competition, next held in 2007.

Burnie Print Prize

Award: various Further Information: Entries are sought from artists around Australia.

Artes Mundi Prize

Award: £40,000 (organisations) Further Information: The Prize is an international visual arts prize, established to celebrate visual art from across the globe.

Art on the Streets

Award: $35 000 Further information: 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.

Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

Award: various Further Information: Limited to paintings in any water based media including gouache and acrylics.

Shrewsbury Open Competition

Award: £3,000; 1,000; 500 Further Information: Open to all UK and international artists.

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

Award: £1,000 Further Information: Based in Birmingham.


Award: £75,000 (in total) Further Information: Any artist may enter work for selection.

Refocus Now Ltd

Award: various Further Information: Refocus-now runs four competitions per year.

John Moores Exhibition

Award: £25,000 + four prizes of £2,500 Further Information: Collaboration between John Moores Liverpool Exhibition Trust and the National Museums Liverpool.

The Jerwood Sculpture Prize

Award: £25,000 Further Information: Open to all UK sculptures.

The Jerwood Painting Prize

Award: £30,000 Further Information: Open to all UK painters.

The Jerwood Drawing Prize

Award: various Further Information: This major national award for drawing is now managed by Wimbledon School of Art, in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire

The Hunting Art Prizes

Deadline: December Award: £12,000 top prize,plus various smaller prizes Further Information: Open to all artists resident in the UK

The Garrick/Milne Prize

Award: £35,000 (total) Further Information: Prizes are offered for depictions of actors and performers during their rehearsals and performances.

East International

Deadline: unspecified Award: £5000 (in total) Further Information: This prize is open to visual artists working in any medium.

Discerning Eye

Deadline: November Award: £3000 (maximum) Further Information: The Discerning Eye is an educational charity giving prizes that encourage to develop a wider understanding and appreciation of the visual arts.

Celeste Art Prize

Deadline: January Award: £2,000 Further Information: The prize was founded in 2005 to promote painting in its widest sense and has a unique selection process whereby the finalists award the prize money in two categories, Artist & Student Artist.

Folk, Traditional, and Ethnic Arts Grants

The Folk Arts Program offers project grants are available to qualified artists and arts organizations. Ethnic dancers, musicians, singers, crafts workers or ethnic community organizers who need assistance in planning and funding ethnic arts projects and activities can apply for matching funds through this grant category.

Creative Communities Initiative Grant

The Utah Arts Council introduced this new category of funding in 2006, aimed at certified Change Leaders.

$10,000 for visual arts excellence in Utah.

Fellowships are available for individual artists practicing crafts, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, artist's bookmaking, and working in new genres, conceptual arts and video. Fellowship grants do not require matching funds. Applying artists must demonstrate professionalism in their art through quality images and documentation. Artists must be Utah residents not enrolled in a degree or certificate-granting program.

The City of Palm Desert's Art in Public Places Commission

The City of Palm Desert's Art in Public Places Commission Request for Qualifications: To establish a pool of artists who utilize natural and artificial light in their work. would like to develop a pool of artists for a project titled: 'Embracing the Desert Light' and other potential projects that utilize light as the primary medium. Qualified artists should have experience in creating artworks that incorporate natural light during daylight hours and subdued artificial or reflected light at night. Artists that have previously worked with solar, LEDs, lasers, light reflective materials, materials that transmit light, any other materials that can utilize light, or any combination of them are highly desirable. Call 760-837-1665 for any additional information. Deadline for submissions: Friday, October 10, 2008

Center for the Arts, Gresham, Oregon

Center for the Arts, Gresham, Oregon The Regional Arts & Culture Council in Portland, Oregon, invites artists/teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications to create multiple freestanding sculptures for the new Center for the Arts Community Plaza in Gresham, Oregon. All materials must be submitted online, via CaFÉ™. For complete details, download the Call for Artist s from www.racc.org or go to www.callforentry.org For information please contact: Peggy Kendellen 503.823.4196 or pkendellen@racc.org Budget: $175,000 - Deadline: Wednesday, September 17, 2008

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