Thursday, August 20, 2015

Calls to Artists: August 2015

•The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art is seeking submissions for the 2015 International Juried Competition. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. Entrants may submit up to three JPEG files of original work. The selected winner receives 10 prints, up to 44 in. x 60 in. on museum quality paper to be shown in a solo exhibition in LACDA’s main gallery, Sept. 10–Oct. 3. Ten second place winners will also be exhibited. The deadline to submit is Aug. 24Read more and submit…

•The UrbanArt Commission and the City of Memphis are seeking to commission an iconic sculpture that will serve as a landmark identifier in Halle Park and function as a gateway to the district for the public. The project's Selection Committee desires this gateway to reflect both the diversity and history of the area. The proposed location for the sculpture is in the vicinity of the south entrance to Halle Park. The deadline to submit is Aug. 24. Read more and submit…

•The UrbanArt Commission and the City of Memphis are commissioning an integrative public art piece at Denver Park in the Raleigh-Frayser neighborhood that will enhance the newly renovated park and provide an important, site-specific art element for the public. The finished project must require little to no regular maintenance. Final artwork should complement the characteristics and neighborhood identity of the site.The deadline to submit is Sept. 4. Read more and submit…

•ArtsMemphis is now accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOI) for their Community Engagement Grant Program. The ArtsMemphis Community Engagement Grant seeks to address the needs of underserved communities through innovative, arts-based projects. All applicants will use the online letter of inquiry to apply for funding. The purpose of the LOI is to introduce ArtsMemphis to your work to determine whether or not there is a good match with ArtsMemphis’ funding priorities. If it is determined that there is a good fit, you will be asked to submit a full proposal. The deadline to submit a letter of inquiry is Sept. 21. Read more and submit...

The Tennessee Arts Commission on behalf of the Tennessee State Capitol Commission and the Tennessee General Assembly requests qualifications from professional artists to create a bust to commemorate one of Tennessee’s most notable native sons, David Crockett. This memorial 4-foot bronze bust will be displayed on the second floor of the Tennessee State Capitol Building in Nashville, Tenn. This project is open to established visual artists living in the United States with a minimum of 5 years professional experience working on public art projects. Applicants must have knowledge of fabrication and installation of busts, or similar sculpture, in bronze. Three references familiar with previous projects are required. The application deadline is Sept. 30, and the budget is up to $45,000. Read more and apply...

•The NARS Foundation is currently accepting applications for their International Artist Residency Program. The program supports emerging and mid-career artists and is open to both International and US-Based artists, creating an international artistic dialogue and exchange. The residency offers 24/7 access to 280–325 sq.ft. studio spaces in Sunset Park neighborhood of  Brooklyn, NY. While experimenting and creating new work in the studio, artists are encouraged to engage with the public and share new work through public events, artist presentations, group outings and tours, and studio visits with curators, gallerists, and arts administrators. The deadline to submit is Oct. 1. Read more and apply…

•Tennessee Craft (formerly TACA), in partnership with the Tennessee Arts Commission, is offering an opportunity for emerging makers to learn traditional and contemporary craft skills from master-level craftsmen through their 2015–2016 Master Artist/Apprentice Program (MAAP). Applications, to be completed together by master and artist, are available now until October 31, 2015. A jury panel will then select program participants. Eligible craft media includes basketry, clay, fiber/textiles, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, 2D and 3D mixed media, paper, printmaking, sculpture and wood. Apprenticeships will last from December 1, 2015 through June 15, 2016 with a final exhibition to be held at the Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery in the Fall of 2016. Read more and apply…

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