Friday, September 11, 2015

Calls to Artists 9/11/2015

•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...

•Riverblood Magazine is seeking work from Mid-South artists for publication in their December issue. The theme of this issue is “Love Thy Neighbor” and submitting is free. The deadline to submit is Sept. 30.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…

Fail Friday: Missed Interpretation

"I once had to critique an awesome painting of slabs of meat hanging in the shape of can-can dancers and was asked to interpret what the artist was trying to convey. I told the entire class of intimidating artists that I saw the work as a statement about vegetarianism. I was way, way off. The piece turned out to be about feminism and I got to listen to everyone in the group correct me for a good, long five minutes after."

-Chloe York

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Commission Awaiting Approval

Chloe York and Eric Quick "Barred Owls" Mixed Media on Paper 22"x30" 2015