Thursday, October 29, 2009

Call for Entries: 84th Annual International Competition: Photography

Entry Deadline: December 1, 2009
Entry Fee: $45 - four entries
The Print Center
1614 Latimer St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Ingrid Schaffner, Senior Curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia

Awards and Prizes: 
Up to $2,500 in cash and material prizes, a solo exhibition at the Print Center and a purchase award for the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Entry Information:
Entires are accepted online. For guidelines and the application click [here]

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Call for Artists - Wings Tails and Scales

Entry Deadline: Friday, December 11, 2009

Entry Fee: $25 non-refundable - 4 entries max
Show Dates: February 25-28, 2010

Midwest Veterinary Conference
Greator Columbus Convention Center
400 N. High St

Columbus, OH 43215

Mail Entries to :

Wing, Tails, and Scales
c/o Christina Stepp
3168 Riverside Drive
Columbus, OH 43221

February 25-28 will mark the sixth art exhibition held in conjunction with the Midwest Veterinary Conference. This annual conference is held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and is presented by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association. The Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC) draws over 6,000 attendees from every aspect of the veterinary profession. We invite you to join us in this exhibition celebrating animals and their impact on our lives. Proceeds from Wings, Tails, and Scales will be donated to the Ohio Animal Health Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of animal health.

Residents of all 50 states and Canada who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter original works of art. Works must be original and portray animal subject matter. 2D and 3D pieces of any medium will be considered. Entered artwork and pieces must be prepared for display and ready to sell as is.

Entry Information:
A maximum of four entries per artist may be submitted for the non-refundable entry fee of $25.00. Entries must be accompanied by the $25 non-refundable fee. Forms of payment include personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Checks should be made payable to OVMA.

Digital images must be submitted as JPG with minimal or no compression; recommended 1200 x 1800 pixels or 1500 x 2100 pixels. The maximum dimension for digital image submission is 7" or 2100 pixels. The minimum dimension for digital image submission is 4" or 1200 pixels. Digital images may be submitted on the MVC website ( or on CD-ROM. Each digital file must be saved separately to include the artist's first and last name along with the title of the image (i.e. LastName_FirstName_Title.jpg). For entries on CD, please list all included digital images on the CD or in the case with number as on the entry form.

Wing, Tails, and Scales
will be juried from the submitted CD. Images of accepted pieces will become the property if OVMA which may be used for promotional materials. Images of all show pieces will be posted on a special section of the OVMA website after the conference.

As Wings, Tails, and Scales is a fundraiser, all entries must be for sale. Mail all entries to:
Wings, Tails, and Scales
c/o Christina Stepp
3168 Riverside Dr
Columbus, OH 43221
All entries with CD must be received by the deadline of Friday, December 11, 2009.

Notification of Acceptance:
Jury notices will be postmarked on or before December 28, 2009.

Cash awards will include Best of Show at $250 and a People's Choice award at $150. Images of all show pieces will be posted on a special section of the MVC website.

Entrants are responsible for insurance of works during transit to and from the exhibition. All reasonable care in handling works of art will be exercised by the OVMA and its agents, but the organization and its agents are not liable for loss or damage of work submitted for the exhibition. Security attendants will be present throughout exhibition hours.

Delivery/Pick-Up of Work:
Accepted works must be shipped to and from the exhibit at the artist's expense. Dates and times will be offered for on-site delivery and pick-up. Details will accompany the juror's notices.

Other Terms to Note:
Artists exhibiting in the show grant permission to the exhibit hists to photograph or use accepted works for promotional purposes.

Dates and Deadlines:

Friday, December 11 - Entry Deadline
Monday, December 28, 2009 - Postmark deadline for notification of juror's selection
Thursday, February 25, 2010 - Wings, Tails, and Scales opens
Sunday, February 28, 2010 - Wings, Tails, and Scales closes

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Creative Glass Center of America 2010 Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: October 26, 2009

From the WheatonArts and Cultural Center:

Attention Artists!
Creative Glass Center of America 2010 Fellowship Program

Click here for program details and to download the 2010 Fellowship Application

Once again the residency program at WheatonArts is trying to reach out more directly to artists through the Internet. Included in this e-mail is a link to the current Fellowship application to the Creative Glass Center of America at WheatonArts.

The CGCA residency program affords artists a break from the pressures of the external world, allowing them to work on ideas and projects that one might not be able to risk otherwise.

The facilities are some of the finest internationally, broad in scope and able to support vast possibilities. Artists get exceptional access and freedom with these facilities, but they also receive generous stipends, private studios, technical assistance, comfortable housing and institutional support. In addition, they are embraced by a dedicated and warm staff, all on a beautiful 65-acre campus that is truly a creative sanctuary, just 45 minutes south of Philadelphia.

This year the artists will have use of three brand new furnaces and many other recently upgraded facilities. We are constantly improving and growing. I encourage you to utilize this resource!

If you are interested in applying or know someone who might be, please use the application form or forward it on to someone who might be.

Only ten Creative Glass Center of America grants are given per year but the process is free and easy and surprisingly open. Check the web site at for any program details and please come visit the organization for other activities all year long.

P.S. This year our first residency session will begin in April 2010. This has allowed us to extend our application deadline and jury process on into October. So you still have plenty of time to apply!


Hank Adams

WheatonArts Glass Studio Creative Director

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Call for Entries: University of North Dakota National Juried Print Portfolio for Undergraduate Students

Entry Deadline: November 23, 2009
Entry Fee: $15 non-refundable
Show Dates: Summer 2010
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND 58202

Plain Brown Wrapper:
The National Juried Portfolio Competetion for Undergraduate Students is organized by the University of North Dakota Department of Art and Design. Entries will be juried by CD and 15 students will be selected by a juror to participate in creating an edition with a theme yet to be determined.

Print size is 15"x20" and the edition will be 20. Completed prints will be mailed to the University of North Dakota (UND) where they will be collated and placed into profressionally created portfolio cases. One completed portfolio will be retunred to each participating student, one to the juror, and one to the UND Art Collections and three to be determined. Attempts will be made to place the suites in regional museums in the upper Midwest. An exhibiton of the portfolio is planned at the Eugen E. Meyers Art Gallery at UND during the Summer or Fall Semesters, 2010. Additionally, a full color catalogue will be produced and copies will be sent to participating students and their supporting art institutions.

This exchange is open to students currently enrolled full-time in college, university or art school programs with a minimum of third year status.

All traditional and experimental printmaking media using a matrix is eligible.

Majorie Devon, Executive Director of Tamarind Institute since 1985 is also author and editor of "Tamarind: 40 Years", "Migrations: Directions in Native American Art", "Tamarind: Technologies for Fine Lithography", and soon to be published "Impressive Impressions: Fifty Years of Tamarind Lithographs".

Ms. Devon has acted as juror for many national and international exhibtions such as the Delta Small Prints, the 4th Minnesota National Print Biennial and has mediated panel discussions such as the 2003 Southern Graphics Council Conference, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

*Tamarind Institute produces print editions and develops educatinal and research programs, including international outreach programming.

Entry Procedure:
Mail your completed entry form, entry fee, CD with five images of your most recent work (jpeg format, 72 dpi maximum 720 width by 486 height in RGB format), and a color "thumbnail" printout for reference. Include name of artist, title of work, date, size, and medium. Selected particiapnts will be asked to create a new edition of prints with a theme determined once the 15 particiapnts are chosen.
*There is a $15 non-refundable entry fee payable to UND Printmaking.
*If you would like your submitted material returned, please include a SASE.

PLEASE MAIL completed entry form, CD, color print-out and SASE to:

Prof. Kim W. Fink
UND Dept. of Art and Design
HFAC Room 127
3350 Campus Rd. Stop 7099
Grand Forks, ND 58202

Contact Information:
Prof. Kim W. Fink
(701) 777-2905

Notification will be made by email. See calendar for notification dates.

UND is not responsible for lost or damaged CD's or prints in transit to or from UND.

November 23, 2009 - Postmark Deadline for CD, entry fee, and SASE
January 14, 2010 - notifiaction mailed to applicant
April 20, 2010 - Deadline for delivery of completed edition of 20 prints
May 16, 2010 - Boxed suite sent to participants
Summer 2010 - Exhibiton at UND

Art from the Heartland Deadline Approaching

Entry Deadline: Sunday, November 8, 2009, 11:59pm Mountain Time

Entry Fee: $35 non-refundable
Artist Member Entry Fee: $24.85 non-refundable (contact Patrick Flaherty to receive the coupon code)

The entry deadline is fast approaching for the Indianapolis Art Center's first Biannual juried regional exhibit, Art from the Heartland. This call is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan. All media eligible.

Best of show will be granted a solo exhibiton at the Indianapolis Art Center in the 2011-12 season.

This show will be juried by Paul Klein. Visit his blog here. He has long been an art advocate and proponent for art in Chicago. In 2006 his long-term contributions were acknowledged by the Chicago Society of Artists when he was selected as their2006 Man of the Year.

The complete prospectus and application can be found by clicking [here] and is hosted on the website For those of you familiar with the Broad Ripple Art Fair application on ZAPP, this is virtually the same. or Cafe is run by the non-profit WESTAF and is designed to put artists in contact with exhibitions all over the United States.

It is free to become a member of Cafe. It just requires an email account. Once you are a member you can access 100's of shows. You can keep all of your images and info uploaded to your account so applications are easy once you are finished with the initial set up. Feel free to contact Patrick Flaherty with questions about Cafe or specific directions on how to apply.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Website Support/Hosting for Artists

Artist Member Michael Partington has the following services available to artists.

From Michael Partington:


My friends and family have known for years that I've been developing web sites for small companies and corporations around the US for the past 14 years, but recently it was brought to my attention that some of you thought that I only did web design and development for large companies. That's just not correct; I design and build many websites for many small businesses, not-for-profits, and individual artists too.

Here are two personal examples of websites using a newer blog-style of communication implementing modern up-to-date html code. (click the links to view these pages)

What this type of website can do for you is:
  1. It makes your website very search engine friendly. People searching the web can find you more easily.
  2. It turns your website into a successful social marketing site - a proven success in today's marketing techniques
  3. It allows you, the website owner, to add/update/delete your own photos, page content, and news articles yourself. You NO LONGER have to call a web developer to make simple updates when needed. If you've already completed a MySpace or Facebook page, then you already know how to update a website that I can build for you.
  4. It's VERY cost effective to build. Most blog-style websites start at under $799. If e-commerce capabilities are also needed, the cost starts at $1299.
If you or someone you know need a website that's up-to-date with today's marketing practices, search engine optimization structure, and cost effective please contact me.

Now if you have an immediate need before 11-30-2009, the starting cost will only be $499. With an e-commerce solution connected to your existing PayPal account, the starting cost will only be $999. If a domain name is also needed, it only costs $10.95/year. If any website is started before 1-1-2010, the hosting fees will be lowered to ONLY $0.99/month for the first year. That's only $22.83 for both your domain name and the first year of hosting for a new website! (Normally hosting fees are $9.95/month if paid monthly or $7.95/month if paid annually)

Call me at (317) 577-9444 or email me at to have any questions answered or to discuss in further detail. Please pass this messaeg on to anyone that may be planning a new website for their small business, organization, or themselves.

All the best,

Michael Partington
web design, development, and marketing
(317) 577-9444

Exhibition Opening: Pamela Chase Newell

Opening Reception: Friday, October 23, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Exhibition Dates: October 15 - November 24, 2009
Huntington University
Robert E. Wilson Gallery
Merillat Centre for the Arts
2303 College Ave.
Huntington, IN 46750
(260) 359-4272

Artist Member Pamela Newell has an opening this coming Friday.