Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Artist Opportunity: Lolk Collective

From Zachary Johnson of the Lolk Collective:

As a collective we exist to encourage creative activity that has a local focus, is rooted in a location, and is made for the people of that community. To that effect, we are interested in working with artists from Indianapolis. We are currently working with several artists focusing on neighborhoods of Chicago, but are eager to work with artists in other geographic areas. How would an artist from Indianapolis work differently than one from Chicago? We'd love to find out.

We thought it best to reach out to you and see if you'd like to inform your constituents of our call for artists. If we worked with an artist from your area, we would assist them with their project as needed and interview them for our website. I've included our call below as well as a link to our website so you can learn more about us. Look things over, and let me know what you think. I look forward to hearing from you.

Call for artists:

Lolk site:


Zachary Johnson

Lolk Collective

Monday, December 19, 2011

Call for Submissions: The Patterson Foundation

The Patterson Foundation is providing the design and construction of the assembly area at the Sarasota National Cemetery as a donation to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - National Cemetery Administration. In addition to the many features unique to national cemeteries, there will be a significant installation of contemporary art related to themes of military service and the families of soldiers.

The Patterson Foundation seeks professional artists with significant experience and a body of work at a recognizably high level who are interested in creating art on the themes of soldiers, veterans and their families.

All sites are exterior and subject to the extremes of Florida climate. This is not a memorial space and all of the art does not have to be realistic. Contemporary vocabularies and approaches are welcome.

There is a rolling deadline to submit up to January 20, 2012. Artists are encouraged to submit earlier if possible.

See for submission instructions and more information.

Call For Entries: Torpedo Factory Art Center

The Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery has two upcoming exhibition opportunities that your professors and students may have an interest in applying for. Our annual Open Exhibition call for proposals which offers a chance at a solo exhibition with catalog, and a juried exhibition, Push Pull Play, which focuses on the art of the toy, which has a deadline of February 6.

Follow this link for more information and to download the prospectus:

Additional Information:
2012 Open Exhibition - Deadline for Entry: February 1st, 2012
Exhibition Dates: August 4 - September 2, 2012

This is an Open Call for proposals for an exhibition in the summer of 2012. This call is open to all artists from North America working in all visual media. Proposals for exhibitions by both individuals and groups will be considered. The individual or group associated with the chosen proposal will receive a solo exhibition at the Target Gallery from August 4 - September 2, 2012. The artist/s will also receive a stipend and an exhibition catalog. Our juror's for this years Open Exhibition are Jack Rasmussen, Catriona Fraser, and David Page.

Push Pull Play - Deadline for Entry: February 6th, 2012
Exhibition Dates: April 12 - May 13, 2012

In celebration of VA Commission for the Arts Minds Wide Open Celebration <> of Children and the Arts, the gallery will host an exhibition that focuses on interactive, kinetic, toy inspired art. This is an all media show that examines the art of the toy, open to all artists nationally and internationally.

Prescott Trudeau is the full-time Curator of Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) <> , a non-profit museum located in Lower Manhattan. The museum’s mission is to extend the benefits of the arts to all children and their communities and does so through a variety of programs, including professional exhibitions of both adult’s and children’s artwork.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Request For Proposals: City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Bureau of Public Art, Department of Public Works-City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania

RFQ Application Deadline: 5:00pm Jan 30, 2012

Budget $55,000.00

The Bureau of Public Art seeks to commission a qualified artist/team to create an original work of art that will be permanently installed outdoors and integrated in a renovated public park. A pool of fifteen (15) qualified artists will be developed from the applicants and presented to the client, stakeholders, and city officials.

Three (3) finalists will be invited to submit a formal proposal for the commission. A $1,500.00 stipend for each finalist will be provided. Finalists will be provided detailed narrative, context, technical site drawings, timelines, photographs and an opportunity for a site visit.

The outstanding pool will be incorporated into a database for future potential projects commissioned by the Bureau of Public Art and the City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Digital portfolios and web links with “NEA/Sprite” in the subject line to;

Submit physical portfolios with CD and support materials to:
John Lustig-Public Art Manager
120 N. Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

Monday, December 12, 2011

Call For Entries: Art From the Heartland

Call For Entries: Art from the Heartland, a biennial Indianapolis Art Center juried exhibition.

The Indianapolis Art Center is calling for entries for artists in any medium 18 or older living in Indiana or a bordering state (including Wisconsin) for our Biennial Juried Exhibition. Cash awards total $2,500.00. Director’s Choice Award will be a Solo Show at the Indianapolis Art Center. The show will be juried by Paula Katz, Director and Curator, Herron Galleries, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI.

Submissions will be taken via and are due by March 1, 2012.

Entry Fee/Images:
• $25 non-refundable entry fee for the submission of two pieces.
• Each artist may submit up to two pieces of work for jurying. One detail shot of each piece may be submitted, bringing the maximum number of images allowed for submission four; two overall images and two detail shots. If more than two pieces are submitted only the first two artworks will be juried.

• This exhibit is open to all artists over the age of 18 residing in Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky.
• Work must be made within the last two years and can not have been previously shown at the Art Center.
• All work must be original and made by the artist or artist team. Collaborative works made between artists are eligible for inclusion.

• All media eligible. Installation artists should contact us before applying to ensure compatibility of space.
• 2D artwork must not weigh more than 250 pounds or be bigger than 10’ x 10’.
• Video artists should submit still images on Café and mail us a copy of the DVD. DVD’s must be received by the March 1, 2012 deadline.

Chosen by the juror:
• Best in Show - $1,000.00
• Best in 2D (includes video) - $500.00
• Best in 3D (includes installation) - $500.00
• 5 Honorable Mentions - $100.00 each

Chosen by the Indianapolis Art Center’s Director of Exhibitions:
• Director’s Choice Award – Solo Exhibition at the Indianapolis Art Center

Awards will be announced at the Opening Reception in a public ceremony.

Calendar of Events:
• Thursday, March 1, 2012 – Submissions due
• March 7 – 14, 2012 – Jury
• Friday, March 16, 2012 – Notifications sent out (via email through Café)
• March 19 – April 16, 2012 – work delivered for exhibition
• April 20, 2012 – exhibition opens, free public reception, public announcement of award winners 6-8p.m.
• June 10, 2012 – last day of exhibition (exhibition closes at 4p.m.)
• June 10, 2012 (after 4p.m.) – July 1, 2012 works picked up/returned to artists

For a complete prospectus and to apply, visit

For questions or more information, contact Kyle Herrington, Exhibitions Associate, at

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Call For Exhibition Proposals: 621 Gallery in Tallahassee, FL

Tallahassee, FL
Call to Artists!


The 2012-2013 Season will run September 2012 – June 2013. Please submit all materials to:

621 Gallery
Exhibition Committee
621 Industrial Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32310

Application Postmark Deadline for the 2012-2013 exhibition season is
February 20, 2012
Application fee: $15.00

Artists interested in exhibiting at 621 Gallery must submit all written materials in hard copy and include them on a CD unless specified below:

• Application fee as a check or money order
• A one page cover letter containing a clear and concise proposal for your exhibition
• 15 to 20 images at 300 dpi. with minimum size of 4” x 6” CD ONLY
• Contact sheet (with image information: dimensions, media, date created and price or NFS)

For floor plan or more information see:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Call For Entries: Annual Juried Exhibit at The A.D. Gallery

4th Annual International Juried Exhibition
The A.D. Gallery, UNC Pembroke
(Pembroke NC)

The A.D. Gallery's 4th Annual International Juried Exhibition
"Ver(kitsch)en: verb, to make cheap."
An Exhibition of Contemporary Kitsch Art

Exhibition Dates: Friday, February 10- Friday, March 9, 2012
Entry Deadline: January 10, 2012

Submissions for this exhibition should reflect work that fits the theme of kitsch with a contemporary twist. Works in this show will examine the parameters of what is considered acceptable vs. clichéd and good vs. bad taste. What is taste and does it have relevance? Who dictates good or bad taste? Artists should consider the varied aspects and applications of kitsch, from established and traditional, to more alternative approaches.

Artists are invited to submit work in two-dimensional, three-dimensional, installation and digital media including video based media.

For prospectus please visit:

For inquiries please contact gallery director, Carla Rokes: Website:

Monday, November 21, 2011

Call For Entries: Fantastic Fibers 2012

Fantastic Fibers 2012 is an international juried exhibition that seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium at the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, KY. The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and over working in the field of fiber art. Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium are welcome.

This year's juror, Luanne Rimel, is an artist, curator, and currently the Director of Education Programs at Craft Alliance Art Center in St. Louis, MO. Rimel will award a minimum of $1,750 in cash prizes for this year's exhibition.

Digital submissions only. For complete guidelines and to enter go to:

Entry fee $10 per entry, up to five entries total.

Deadline for submission: February 4, 2012.

Exhibition runs March 31-May 5, 2012.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Call For Artists: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Residency

The Residency Program at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts was started by artists for artists and is a program that truly trusts artists and seeks to support the creative process.

The Residency Program provides support in the form of time, space and monthly stipends to 36 artists per year. Three month residencies allow artists time to reflect, research and take risks.

Our famously large live/work studios and installation spaces allow artists to do the work they cannot do elsewhere. Access to on-site facilities and a monthly stipend allow each artist to concentrate fully on their creative process.

More information at

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Call For Entries: Right Here Over There Exhibition

Right Here Over There is an exhibition exploring the physical, mental, and metaphoric landscapes of place and their indelible link to memory. Throughout our lives we are surrounded by a world punctuated by varying spaces, climates, geographies, buildings, and cultures. Accumulating in layers over time, pieces of our physical world provide visual reference points for how we understand one another and ourselves. Themes including (but not limited to) the following may be integrated into the final exhibition: mapping, topography, architecture, nature, distance, home, exile, travel, and personal/social/political geographies. Artists interested in submitting work for consideration are encouraged to creatively interpret the theme.

There is no entry fee for this exhibition. Visit for complete prospectus, or contact Becky Alley,, 859-254-7024.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ceramic Artist in Residence Opportunity: Lillstreet Art Center

Residencies begin September 1 and end August 31 and include:

• Workspace in the ceramics department
• 24-hour access to the building
• $200 monthly stipend
• Free classes in any department at Lillstreet
• Opportunities to teach
• Group exhibition with other residents
• Free firings
• A specified amount of free clay
• Access to equipment and facilities

To apply submit the following to
• 10 images of work completed in the last 3 years
• Résumé/CV
• Artist Statement
• Personal statement (one page max) explaining what you hope to accomplish personally and bring to the Lillstreet community. Additionally address what skills and qualities make you a good fit for the Residency Program.
• Names and contacts of 3 references
• $15 application fee

Contact Emily with questions at

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Employment Opportunity: Editor, The Independent Artist

JOB TITLE: Editor, The Independent Artist (contracted position)

DATE: November, 2011

TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Communications Committee Chairman

Under limited supervision, is responsible for the gathering of content and layout for the biannual issue of The Independent Artist -- newspaper produced by the National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA).

Ability to work within a set production schedule and produce a quality issue
- Monitor artist forums, and work with committee and staff to develop potential topics for upcoming issues.
- Solicit articles and photographs from artists, show directors, industry specialists, NAIA board members.
- Write additional material as needed
-Typeset articles using established publication template.
-Receive and typeset ads; work with advertisers to reformat or help design ads as needed.
- Work with advertising sales manager to track ad sales for publication
- Edit text and layout; review proofs

-Proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Word, and Adobe Photoshop
- Interview skills necessary
- Ability to edit in a manner to allow fair and balanced information to be disbursed to readers
- Ability to work independently
- Language skills: proven written and oral communications skills necessary
- Knowledge of the Art Fair Industry and trends

-Ability to work with national organization located in various parts of the country
-Must be highly organized
-Ability to work with artists and directors to understand current issues and needs
-Ability to think abstractly and display a high level of initiative concerning editorial needs of a successful publication.

-Represents the NAIA positively, professionally, courteously, and effectively
-Shows sensitivity and respect for the cultural and ethnic diversity of members, staff and other community members and groups
-Adheres to NAIA Code of Ethics at all times.
The description given is intended only to provide information about the general nature pf the job and is not an all-inclusive list of job duties, skills or abilities.

RFQ: Commonlink Public Art Project

PROJECT: CommonLink, An Interactive Transportation & Information SubStation, Shreveport, LA
BUDGET: $100,000 for technical design only
DEADLINE: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, MIDNIGHT (C.S.T.)

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) on behalf of the City of Shreveport is seeking to commission an artist or artist-led design team to create a unique vision for CommonLink, Shreveport’s first interactive transportation and information substation that will serve as the hub for all forms of transportation, information, communication, and community engagement. The design of CommonLink will launch the development of Shreveport’s Cultural District, SHREVEPORT COMMON, which will transform a neglected, 9-block area in the western part of downtown Shreveport.

The selected artist will create a unique vision for the block-long CommonLink with a design that will house a bus shelter, taxi stand, shuttle stop, seating, and an interactive communication center that will provide assistance to tourists and residents alike by providing maps and historical information, giving walking, biking and transportation information, as well as recommending restaurants, events, and attractions. The successful design for CommonLink will also integrate parking for mopeds and a police car, a security “blue light”system, charging stations, ATM, Wi-Fi, green areas, innovative lighting, and bike racks that will be designed by local artists.

More than a transportation station, CommonLink is envisioned as a "transformation station" - the critical first-step in defining, developing, and populating this historic downtown cultural district. CommonLink will serve the current and future residents of SHREVEPORT COMMON, bring visitors to the area for events and tours, and create a place that not only dignifies public transportation while encouraging pedestrian and bicycle traffic, but makes it fun, exciting and informative.

For the complete RFQ detailing submission requirements, scheduling, and additional project information, please go to

Monday, November 14, 2011

Call For Entries: First Come First Hung

Call for Entries, First Come First Hung, SullivanMunce Cultural Center (Zionsville, IN)

SullivanMunce Cultural Center is pleased to announce the theme and dates for their 30th Anniversary "First Come, First Hung" exhibition.

The name is exactly what the name implies: the first forty artists through the doors on Saturday, January 21, 2012 will automatically be accepted into this popular exhibit that allows both the amateur and the professional artists the opportunity to showcase their talent in the SullivanMunce galleries February 3 through February 25, 2012. This year, the theme for the exhibit will be "SPORTS" and will be open for viewing during Z'BOWL 2012, local events and happenings during Super Bowl XLVI weekend. All art submissions should depict the artist's interpretation of the theme "SPORTS." Submission rules: free for members of SullivanMunce and $15 for adult non-members; free for artists age 17 and under; all types, styles and mediums are accepted, including oil, watercolors, photography, sculpture, graphics, ceramics, stitchery, textiles, quilts, hand painted decorative items, etc.; all work must be original and each artist is required to submit his or her own work in person; only one submission per artist will be accepted; the maximum size is 4' x 4'; all 2-D artwork must be framed (with the exception of gallery wrapped canvas), wired and ready to hang, no exceptions; all works may be made available for sale; when pricing, please be aware the artist receives 70% of the sale and sold pieces must remain on display through the conclusion of the exhibit; and all artists are asked to pick up their work on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. unless other arrangements are made with the Art Center Director. The Popular Prize Awards ($50 adult, $50 youth categories) are presented by the SullivanMunce Cultural Center. SullivanMunce Cultural Center is located at 205 West Hawthorne St. in Zionsville, IN, just two blocks west of the brick Main Street.

Visit for more information.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Call for Entries: Gateway Project in Bloomington

Call for Entries, Gateway Public Art Project, City of Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)

The City of Bloomington through the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD) is soliciting artists or artist teams for a public art project to serve as an informal gateway to BEAD's Restaurant Row Character District, the 4th Street Arts Festival Street, and the Indiana University campus. This project is the first of several gateway installations planned for around BEAD. Artwork should respond to the site and reflect downtown as an arts and cultural destination. Materials and application techniques are not limited and may include sculpture, structural installations, lighting, etc. The size of the finished artwork is flexible, but once installed it must make a significant visual impact in the area.
All visual artists 18 and over who are residents of Indiana are invited to submit proposals. A full project description and artist selection criteria for both projects is available at

Deadline for submissions is November 18, 2011. For more information, contact Miah Michaelsen, the Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts, at or (812) 349-3534.

Artist Opportunity: Sales Workshop

Sales 101 Workshop, Business Ownership Initiative (Indianapolis, IN)

In this introductory workshop, participants will be introduced to key sales principles and techniques that will help them overcome the fear of selling and be more effective in converting potential customers into paying customers. Participants will explore the definition of sales, discuss the difference between sales and marketing, review the importance of sales to the small business owner, learn steps in the sales process, and discover the language and psychology of sales.

This workshop takes place Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Cost is $10.

For more information, please visit

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Call for Artists: IU Kokomo Art Gallery

Call for Artists, IU Kokomo Art Gallery (Kokomo, IN)

Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery will be featuring an exhibit this winter entitled, "Oh, The Humanity!" featuring B&W portraits of extreme human emotion.

The details of the show and entry guidelines are available via this link: Deadline to enter is November 10, 2011.

Additional questions may be emailed to Please make the subject like "B&W Q's".

Request for Qualifications: Kansas City Firefighters Memorial Fountain Renovation

Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Kansas City Firefighters Memorial Fountain Renovation

Estimated Public Art Project Budget: $225,000

Deadline For Submittals: November 14, 2011


The City of Kansas City, Missouri, Parks and Recreation Department is seeking artist/designer collaborative teams of two or more to develop innovative, original art and design solutions for renovation work at the Firefighters Memorial at 500 West 31st Street at the southern edge of Penn Valley Park in Kansas City, Missouri.

Link to PDF here:

Monday, November 7, 2011

Call for Artists: White River State Park Sculpture Program

White River State Park Seeks Submissions for Outdoor Sculpture Program

White River State Park is pleased to announce that it will continue to support an exterior sculpture exhibit program. The primary purpose of this exhibition is to enhance the artistic and cultural opportunities within the state. It is hoped that residents and visitors to Indiana's capital city will appreciate and become engaged in the visual dialogue of these contemporary sculptures. Each cycle, the Park has continued to make changes to the program. The program is now open to any sculptor in Indiana or the Midwest and the Commission will pay up to a maximum of $5,000 to help with transporting the sculpture to and from Indianapolis (mileage and receipts must be provided). In addition, the park will pay an honorarium of $5,000.

The Park will continue to display at least six, large-scale exterior sculptures reflecting diversity of materials, approaches and content on the Old Washington Street Bridge (now a pedestrian walkway connecting venues on the east and west sides of the river) in White River State Park. Rather than change out all of the sculptures every two years, they are now going to only change out two or three sculptures every year and the period of time the work will be displayed will be for 3 years. The Park is the only urban state park in the country and is located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. The New York Times has referred to the Park as "Indianapolis' version of the Mall in Washington." In addition to acres of green spaces the Park is home to six major tourist attractions. Over 3 million people visit the Park each year.

The work must be constructed of materials able to endure the conditions of an outdoor exhibition. The sculptures must be suitable for public display and not present safety issues.

Artists must be 18 years or older. Each selected artist will be awarded a $5,000 honorarium for his or her participation. In addition, the Park will pay up to a maximum of $5,000 in expenses to help transport the sculpture to and from Indianapolis (mileage and receipts must be provided) and the installation and removal of the piece from the Park. White River State Park carries property/physical limited insurance on the sculptures only; however, you must also insure the sculpture for any damage that may be incurred by weather or other acts of God. The Park will provide assistance for installation and dismantling. Artists will receive sign recognition near the sculpture.

Schedule: electronic images on a CD of pieces of art available for exhibition must be postmarked no later than Friday, December 9, 2011. Selected artists will be notified by January 13, 2012. Installation of work must be completed by April 13, 2012. Exhibition ends March 2015.

The submissions will be screened by a committee of individuals who are recognized in the field of contemporary art and art in public places, as well as representatives of White River State Park Commission and staff.

Please provide with your application electronic images of pieces available for the exhibition taken from several different views, labeled with name, medium, dimensions, and date and an image annotation script. If it is a work in progress, please submit a sketch or drawing; the drawing should be specific as to the material and color to be used in the pieces. The work must, however, be completed and installed by April 13, 2012. The Park reserves the right to not accept sculptures that are not completed and installed by this date. Please also provide a resume and an artist's vision and thoughts in creating the sculpture. Submissions will be returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope is provided. Please send the requested information to: Malia Fledderman, White River State Park, 801 West Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

For additional information, please contact Donna Imus at or (317) 636-1420.

Individual Art Program Grant Application Now Open

Individual Artist Program Application Now Open

The Indiana Arts Commission recently announced that it is currently accepting online applications for Individual Artist Program grants.

Hoosier artists in selected disciplines may begin the online application process now through February 2, 2012.

Application guidelines and the online grant application system are currently accessible on the IAC website at

Artists should be aware that the application for IAP grants will only be available through the online grant application system, and artists are encouraged to read through the guidelines before beginning the application process.

Eligible projects will only be considered in the areas of crafts, design art, media art, photography, visual arts, and folk arts related to these traditional disciplines.

Individual artists living and working in Indiana may apply for up to $2,000 from the IAP grant, which requires no matching funds. The grants are intended to assist artists with specific project-related costs that will help them further their careers, and provide public benefit through the completed project.

"Projects developed through these grants not only help artists further their careers, but also provide vehicles for their talent to be shared in their communities through exhibitions, demonstrations, and other instructional opportunities," said IAC Executive Director Lewis C. Ricci.

Applicants must be 18 years of age, must be an Indiana resident for at least one year prior to the application, and plan to remain in the state for the full grant period. Eligible artists may not be enrolled in a degree-granting program. All projects must be completed between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.

Applicants are encouraged to carefully read the grant guidelines. If there are additional questions, please contact Susan Britsch at

Applications must be submitted through the Indiana Cultural Grants Online ( no later than February 2, 2012.