Monday, December 13, 2010

Call For Entries: 11th Annual Postcard Exchange

Iowa State University's Print Club is hosting the 11th Annual Postcard Print Exchange. Each year artists participate with entries from across the United States and as far away as Australia.This past year we received prints from 352 artists from 40 U.S. States and nine other countries.

The theme for this year’s exchange is “Apocalypse” in response to the hubbub about 2012. Feel free to interpret how you like, but a few ideas are Mayan calendar, Revelations, Nuclear Holocaust, Nostradamus, or Zombie Apocalypse.

Requirements: Any printmaking technique may be used (woodcuts, lithography, intaglio, photography, silkscreen, digital printmaking, etc.)

2.     Create 13 duplicate postcards, each must be 4” x 6”
3.     The 13 identical prints should be sent individually to the address posted below.  Each card must be stamped and will bear the markings of travel and the postal service. (Do not send the cards together in one envelope.)
4.     Include the following information on the back of the card:

        a. Your name and return address (legible please)
        b. April Katz' address (details below)
        c. Title
        c. Process(es) used
        d. Your e-mail (optional)
5.     If you can, send (separately) a small donation of $8 ($4 for students) to help pay for postage. Checks payable to The University Print Society

Send postcard prints to:

April Katz
University Print Society
158 Design
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3092

ENTRIES DUE: March 30, 2011

After receiving everyone's postcard prints the University Print Society will divide up the cards and you will be sent 12 new and different prints from other participants. The University Print Society will keep one of the 13 for its collection. Postage for returning the 12 new prints will be paid for by the University Print Society, however your donation will help us out tremendously.

National Juried Exhibit, Union Street Gallery Chicago Heights, IL

National Juried Exhibit, Union Street Gallery Chicago Heights, IL

Deadline: 01/19/11

Artists all over the country are encouraged to submit entries to “Words & Numbers” National Juried Art Exhibition at Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights, IL. Open to artists 18+, all media. Art should incorporate words, letters, punctuation, and/or numbers somehow in their subject matter, imagery, concept, or the design of the art. This includes art based on literature and poetry, and art that relies on or incorporates geometry, grids, formulas, numerology, codes, computer languages, etc.

First | $500 |Second | $350 |Third | $150

Juror | Aron Packer of the Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago IL

Entries Due (postmarked) Jabuary 19, 2011.

For prospectus visit, email, or send SASE to Union Street Gallery 1527 Otto Blvd, Chicago Heights, IL 60411.

For questions contact Jessica 708-754-2601

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Potters Wanted

Kristi Lester is looking for several people to throw pots. 

From Kristi:

"I am wanting them to be in "heart" shape, all sizes and shapes.  I would like traditional hearts as well as something creative and different. Would like to get started as soon as possible."

For more information, contact Kristi at 317-985-9074

Indiana Artisan Applications Due January 5, 2011

Indiana Artisan Applications Due January 5, 2011

The Indiana Artisan application and guidelines for the first 2011 jury panel sessions are posted at, and visual artists are encouraged to apply prior to the January 5 deadline. Visual artists interested in the business expansion benefits of Indiana Artisan should complete the online application.  A timeline for the process is part of the guidelines, and artists are encouraged to apply through this first opportunity in 2011 because those whose work juries into the program will be able to participate in the first Indiana Artisan Marketplace.  The Exposition Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds will host the April 15-17, 2011 trade show.  An invitation-only "retail day" will see more than 4,000 retailers within a 150-mile radius of Indianapolis invited to place orders with the participating artisans for all of 2011.  Saturday and Sunday of the event will be open to the public, and more than $40,000 will be invested in advertising and promotion.

All applicants to the Indiana Artisan are juried by one of two panels - one for arts applicants and one for value-added food applicants - comprised of business development, retail, arts, and culinary professionals.  Since Indiana Artisan was launched by Lt. Governor Becky Skillman in 2008, nearly 900 art and food artisans from around the state have applied for their work to be part of the program.The application is designed to take no more than 20 minutes to complete, and there is no fee for applying.  There also is no limit to the number of times an applicant can apply, and previous applicants are encouraged to apply again prior to the deadline at noon EST on January 5.

More information is available at

National Call For Entries: 14 Juried Art Fairs and Festivals

National Call For Entries

WHAT: 14 Juried Fine Art and Fine Craft Festivals

WHERE: Chicago, IL and Surrounding Suburbs

WHEN: May through December, 2011

NOTE: Deadline for Applications: January 5, 2011


Barrington Art Festival
May 28-29
Barrington, IL
140 Artists

Eastside Millennium Art Festival
June 3-5
Chicago, IL
150 Artists

Promenade of Art Arlington Heights
June 25-26
Arlington Heights, IL
150 Artists

Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival (NEW EVENT)
July 1-3
Glencoe, IL
80 Artists

Gold Coast Art Fair
July 9-10
Chicago, IL
400 Artists

Buffalo Grove Invitational Fine Art Festival
July 16-17
Buffalo Grove, IL
160 Artists

North Shore Festival of Art Old Orchard
July 23-24
Skokie, IL
140 Artists

Glencoe Festival of Art
July 30-31
Glencoe, IL
120 Artists

Art at the Glen Town Center
August 6-7
Glenview, IL
200 Artists

Lincolnshire Art Festival
August 13-14
Lincolnshire, IL
130 Artists

Port Clinton Art Festival
August 27-28
Highland Park, IL
260 Artists

Downtown Downers Grove Art Festival
September 10-11
Downers Grove, IL
125 Artists

Highwood Last Call Art Fair (Sell off your end of season inventory!)
September 17-18
Highwood, IL
120 Artists

Winter Art Festival (NEW EVENT)
December 3-4
Highland Park, IL
50 Artists

Amdur Productions is a nationally acclaimed art festival production company that organizes the Chicago area's most prestigious and successful juried summer art fairs.

Artists can visit and click "APPLY NOW," then follow the prompts to submit their work electronically.  All applications must be received before midnight on January 5, 2010 for consideration in this season's line up.

Email inquiries to:
Or by telephone:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Call For Entries: Broad Ripple Art Fair Gallery Booths

Broad Ripple Art Fair Call for Gallery Booths

Fair Dates:May 21 and 22, 2011
Postmark Deadline: January 22, 2011


Galleries must have an ongoing, working agent-type relationship with all artists represented in the booth and must be prepared to provide information on each artist in the booth. Galleries may not sell any work described as outlined in the prospectus (available through email by request), and they may not sell work that is packaged, licensed or distributed for mass sale ("buy-and-sell" items).

We encourage artists represented by the gallery to staff the gallery’s booth during the Fair. The Broad Ripple Art Fair Artist Committee and the 2011 five member jury panel will carefully evaluate the gallery's application to ensure it meets certain standards of quality. Galleries will notified on February 25, 2011, regarding acceptance.

For Questions, Application Form, or Additional Information, please contact Kyle Herrington, Artist Committee, at or 317-255-2464 ext 233.

Monday, December 6, 2010



DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: February 14, 2011  WOMEN EXPOSED is Proud to Announce its Sixth Annual Art Exhibition:

Every Body:

Form, Formlessness and Transfiguration

Opening Reception: 7 pm Friday, April 29, 2011  Exhibition April 29 – May 1

At Space 101, Bloomington, Indiana

(6th and Walnut)
 Women Exposed 2011 calls all female and female-identifying transgender artists from around the globe to visually interpret bodies: physical, spiritual, metaphysical, metaphorical, geographical and other. WE welcomes submissions in any media, including, but not limited to: painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital media, textiles, mixed media, installation and video art.


Submit 3-5 high quality photographs, digital images or video links of work to Hannah Edgerton at:

Label each image with: Artist’s name; Title of work; Size and Price of work. Please indicate top of work. (If sending jpeg images, information can be included in text of email with a corresponding number for each image).
 Also include an artist’s statement up to one-page in length in Microsoft Word, consisting of a brief biography and a description of how this body of work fits with the theme of the show.  Please include artist’s full name and mailing address at the top of the page.

Artists retain 100% of profits from sold pieces, but are responsible for shipping and handling, insurance, completed presentation of the work (frames, etc.) and all other related costs, so please include these costs in your pricing.
 All proceeds from admission benefit Middle Way House, whose mission is to end violence in the lives of women and children by implementing or sponsoring activities and programs aimed at achieving individual and social change.