Thursday, March 31, 2011

Career Development Book for Artists is Launched

From Katharine T. Carter and Associates:

Katharine T. Carter & Associates and Running Hare Press announce the publication of Accelerating on the Curves: The Artist’s Roadmap to Success. This definitive guide to self-marketing and career advancement for artists is the culmination of 25 years experience guiding countless artists toward successful professional outcomes.

Please visit our website for complete information on Accelerating on the Curves including excerpts and numerous endorsements from leading art world professionals. The book was featured in the February issue of Art in America, and reviewed in publications including Sculpture Magazine, Resolve 40, FAME NY and numerous other outlets. Upcoming reviews include dArt International, Ceramic Review, American Craft and Chicago Artist.

The 363 page volume is anchored by Katharine T. Carter’s detailed roadmap approach to building an exhibition record and advancing from local and regional success to a path toward national recognition. Also included are numerous practical guidelines and approaches to marketing and presentation--sample pitch letters, artist statements, press releases and résumés, as well as protocols and advice on the best ways to effectively approach and communicate with professionals in each sector of the art world. In addition, individual contributions by the company’s distinguished Associates cover a broad range of issues and professional development topics. And finally, a comprehensive, up-to-date Information Resources index provides a wealth of useful research tools, publications, contacts and professional services essential to artists.

Founded in 1985, Katharine T. Carter & Associates is the only company in the U.S. to offer museum and gallery placement services and comprehensive promotional support to artists, as well as educational programming, public relations and marketing. The prestigious roster of company Associates includes leading critics, curators, editors, dealers and marketing professionals. Over the years, the company’s efforts have resulted in over 700 one-person museum exhibitions for artist clients. This record of success is the foundation for the approaches and strategies outlined in Accelerating on the Curves.

Individual, institutional, or press inquiries can be addressed to:

Katharine T. Carter & Associates
PO Box 609
Kinderhook, NY 12106
(518) 758-8130

Accelerating on the Curves can be purchased online with a credit card, or by mail with check or money order.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Peggy Breidenbach to Show Work in CLAYFEST

Indianapolis Art Center Artist Member and Faculty Member Peggy Breidenbach has had two pieces selected to be included as part of CLAYFEST, the biannual juried ceramic exhibition at the University of Indianapolis.

The exhibit opens April 4, 2011 and runs through April 29, 2011 at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center gallery at the University of Indianapolis.

The opening reception will be April 4, 2011 from 6 - 8 pm.

For more information visit

Congratulations Peggy!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

National Call for Entries - Visions in Clay

Ceramic works of any thematic and stylistic presentation will be accepted for entry. Clay must be the primary medium. Works may be functional, decorative or sculptural. Assembled works may not exceed 4 ft. in any direction, and 50 lbs in weight.

Juror: Judith S. Schwartz, Director of Sculpture in Craft Media, New York University

Exhibition Dates: August 18 – September 15, 2011

Awards: Best of Show – $1,000, 2nd Place – $600, 3rd Place – $350

Enter on-line:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Call For Entries: Fiber Focus 2011

"Fiber Focus 2011" is a biennial regional juried fiber exhibit open to artists 21+ residing in MO, IL, KY, TN, AR, OK, NE, IA & KS. Juried by internationally exhibited artist Lia Cook <>.

Exhibit: September 6-October 13, 2011. Limit 3 original contemporary artworks in any fiber media or combination of fiber media. Other media may be incorporated, but fiber must be the key element. Works created 2009-2011. Juried by JPEGs on CD. Cash awards.

Entry fee: $30/Art Saint Louis members; $40/non-members. Membership is not required to enter or exhibit in any ASL exhibition. Complete rules on entry form. Entry form required & downloadable from: 

Deadline for entry: May 27, 2011. Info: Fiber Focus 2011, Art Saint Louis, 555 Washington Ave., #150, St. Louis, MO 63101. 314/241-4810.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Hamilton County 3rd Annual Gathering of Plein Air Painters


Hamilton County Artists’ Association is sponsoring the

3rd Annual Gathering of Plein Air Painters

June 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th 2011

Find register forms and information at our



Artists and Families are invited to paint outdoors through out beautiful Hamilton County. Professionally judged, $1,000 Best of Show, cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded to the winners in oil, watercolors, acrylic & pastel. Paintings will be for sale. Enjoy the

many other events happening in downtown Noblesville, that weekend. It’s going to be a great time. Come and be part of it.


Phone: 317 776-2278

For more information call

Lesley Haflich 317 289-5235 Larry Kasey 317 654-1545 LNKC@sbcglobal

HCAA is a 501 (c) (3) not-for profit organization

Thursday, March 17, 2011

IGAA Hot Glass Infusion Weekend

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Logo and Poster Contest, 2011 Indiana Microbrewers Festival

Logo and Poster Contest, 2011 Indiana Microbrewers Festival

The nonprofit arts organization and gallery Big Car is teaming up with the Brewers of Indiana Guild and the Hoosier Beer Geek to celebrate great art, design and beer with a logo and poster contest for the 2011 Indiana Microbrewers Festival in Broad Ripple this coming summer. Selected participants will be included in a design and beer show at Big Car Gallery in the Murphy Art Center in Fountain Square on the July 1 First Friday. The winning logo and poster will be used to promote this year's festival, which serves as a fundraiser for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The winning designer or design team also receives four VIP tickets to the 2011 Indiana Microbrewers Festival, four VIP tickets to the 2012 Winterfest, two Indiana Microbrewers Festival T-shirts, two posters, and a selection of gifts from members of the Brewers of Indiana Guild. Visit or call 317.450.6630 for more information.

Call for Artists: Gallery One36

Gallery One36 Call for Artists

Gallery One36 is calling for new artists. Original contemporary artwork is sought, which includes painting, sculpture, glass and photography. To be considered submit at least 8 images with information on media, sizes and your artist biography to A large outdoor sculpture is also sought to display for approximately 6 months to a year. This artwork will be on display for view at US Highway 32 in downtown Westfield. In addition, a mural approximately 30' X 15' (on stucco) is desired for the outside wall of Gallery One36. For inquires about the mural, sculpture or our call to artists please contact Katherine Kemp at Please specify in subject line which display you are referring to for a timely response.

Gallery One36: 136 E. Main Street, Westfield, IN 46074, 317-867-1039.

Open Call to Artists - Mass Ave Ligthbox

Open Call to Artists - Mass Ave Ligthbox

The Arts Council of Indianapolis, in partnership with the Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival (IndyFringe), seeks visual artists to submit proposals for the 26-foot lightbox installation at the historic Survive Alive Fire Station (748 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204).

A jury will select the artist, who will receive a fee of $2,000. The selected artwork will be printed to a size measuring 9 1/3 feet tall by 25 3/4 feet wide and be installed in the lightbox for at least 12 months.

IndyFringe will feature the selected work as part of its annual IndyFringe Festival, taking place from August 19-28, 2011. The Festival’s 2011 theme is “Light Up Our Lives.” Submitting artists have discretion as to whether to incorporate the theme into their proposed work. IndyFringe will highlight the selected work on the front cover of its 40,000 festival programs, buttons, posters, postcards, fliers, and website.

Applications will be accepted until April 4, 2011.

Artists specializing in all visual art forms and artistic styles are welcome to apply.

Submission forms are available at both websites for the Arts Council ( and IndyFringe (

For further information, contact Hugh Vandivier, Arts Council of Indianapolis Public Art Manager, at or (317) 631-3301 ext. 214.


Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. EDT, April 4, 2011 with a completed submission form. Late entries will not be accepted. This is not a postmark deadline.


A jury of event, art, and design professionals will judge submitted entries. The selected artist will be notified in mid April 2011.

Submission Specifications

· Artists must live in central Indiana (Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, or Shelby county).

· Artists can propose new or existing artwork for consideration.

· Artwork should be submitted digitally.

· Your original design may be inspired by or incorporate a range of materials and media such as sculpture, photographs, paint, paper, textile, or digital imagery, but, if selected, your final submission must still be a two-dimensional representation of these ideas, one that is available in a large, high-resolution file.

· For existing work, submit up to five images in JPG format. Images do not need to be high resolution, just good quality and no larger than 72 dpi and under 1MB each.

· For new work, submit sketches and mock-ups (up to five images in JPG format, no larger than 72 dpi and under 1MB each) along with a brief but detailed (50-100 word) description of your proposed piece. Selected artists creating new work are expected to make final submission by May 20, 2012.

· The submitting artist must produce the artwork, and the artist must own the copyright for the images or have permission to use copyrighted images in the design.

· The selected artist will give the Arts Council and IndyFringe limited use rights to use the artwork for the uses stated in this call as well as for additional promotional uses related to their programs. The artist retains full copyright of the work.

How to Submit

Artists must submit entries electronically to, Subject: Mass Ave Lightbox.

About the Arts Council of Indianapolis

Since 1987, the Arts Council of Indianapolis has been working to build central Indiana through the arts. The Arts Council regrants public and private funds to artists and arts organizations; provides arts marketing services including a comprehensive website with information about arts groups, events, and artists; provides the Artsgarden Cultural Concierge service, an arts information service; serves as a resource to government agencies, corporations, and the general public regarding local arts issues; provides direct services to arts organizations and artists; leads and/or participates in collaborative community arts projects; manages and directs the city's public art program; develops arts policy initiatives; commissions arts research and information projects; and manages and programs the Indianapolis Artsgarden in the heart of downtown Indianapolis.

About IndyFringe

In 2011, the IndyFringe celebrates seven years of Fringe activity. With hundreds of independent artists participating in more than 300 shows, and audience attendances over 20,000, the ten-day IndyFringe immerses Indianapolis in the latest in new and cutting-edge performances and is one of the most lively and challenging festivals of its kind in North America.

For the complete Call to Artists and Submission Form, go to

Registration Open for Seattle Glass Conference

Register now and take advantage of the lowest rates. Prices go up April 2.

Check out all the conference details on the Seattle conference page.

Conference Site Details
Fees and Deadlines
Work Exchange/Volunteer
Conference Program
Special Events & Tours
Pre/Post-Conference Workshops
Technical Display

And don't forget to sign-up for the Pre-Conference Reception, Days of Glass, Seattle Studio Tour, and the special tour to the Pilchuck campus.

Questions? As always, we're here to answer them. Call us at 206.382.1305, or email

Friday, March 11, 2011

Call for Entries: National Art Museum of Sport

National Art Museum of Sport calls for entries in second annual competition

The National Art Museum of Sport is inviting sport artists to participate in its Second Annual International “Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport: A Fine Art Competition” and exhibit.

Up to 50 paintings, sculptures, and photographs depicting sport selected by a jury will be exhibited at the Museum on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The exhibit is scheduled to open October 27, 2011, and close February 28, 2012.

Submissions to the competition are to be made through (click on the NAMOS logo to apply) and open March 1, 2011. The submission deadline is September 7, 2011. Entries are to be original art work and be submitted by digital images.

Eligible entries must have sports as a subject, whether individual or team, competitive or recreational, participant or spectator, remembered or studied, still life, figurative, or landscape. There are three categories: painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor, or mixed media), sculpture (bronze, clay or composition, glass, stone, or wood) and photography. Except for entries in photography (which may be digital photography and manipulated) work must be produced by the “hand of the artist” – no digital or computer art.

Medals awarded to the top three winners in each category. Three $2,500 prizes will be awarded:

· The Germain G. Glidden Best in Show Award. The winning work will be added to the NAMOS permanent collection.

· The NCAA Honoring College Athletics and Academic Excellence award in painting.

· The NCAA Honoring College Athletics and Academic Excellence award in sculpture. While artwork depicting any sport or sport personality is considered for all other prizes, the jurors will only consider art depicting collegiate sport for the two NCAA-sponsored $2,500 prizes.

The National Art Museum of Sport, the nation’s premier collection of fine art depicting sport, was founded in 1959 in New York City by the late Germain G. Glidden, a portrait artist and national squash champion. Since Glidden made his dream of a fine arts museum depicting sports a reality 51 years ago, the role of sports in our society has become even more important. Sport art has grown into a genre of art that attracts well trained artists and eager fans. The National Art Museum of Sport is dedicated to encouraging and celebrating the best of this genre.

NAMOS has been housed at University Place – IUPUI since 1994 where it viewed by 136,000 people each year. Visitors can see great artist like Bellows, Homer, Pleissner, Rosenfeld and more. For more about NAMOS, see

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Wheat Farm Press Print Exchange 1:2 publication

Wheat Farm Press has established a quarterly print exchange, and curated publication of prints. The goal of this exchange is to promote the development of the finest artistic ideas and talents in contemporary printmaking.

We want to further cement a strong printmaking community that continually challenges each other to reach new artistic heights. By participating in the Wheat Farm Press Print Exchange 1:2, you have the opportunity to present your fellow printmakers with your best possible artistic efforts, and in return receive ten prints that are indicative of a fellow printmaker's dedication, care, thought process, and skill.

Please visit our website to download the prospectus, and to see the catalog from our first exchange.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Call For Entries: Mail Art, "Tone"

The artists of Studio 455 seek mail art submissions responding to the title and theme of "Tone". All works will be exhibited in April-May of 2011

Work will not be returned. All forms of mail art are welcome: postcard art/drawing/painting/small sculpture/printmaking/things in envelopes with display instructions/or anything else that will go through the mail.

Postmark deadline: March 21, 2011
Exhibition opens: April 1, 2011
Exhibition: April 1-May 15, 2011

Mail to:
Studio 455: Tone
Mount Mary College
2900 N Menomonee River Parkway
Milwaukee, WI 53222-4597

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Call For Entries: Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition

Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition
In December of 1944, the Swope's second director (1944-60), Dr. Allen Albert, and curator Hazel Dodge announced plans for a new and exciting annual exhibition where all artists of Terre Haute and vicinity could enter their work. They planned for it to become as permanent and noteworthy as the Hoosier Salon program, and the first Wabash Valley show opened May 6, 1945 to an outstanding attendance of 350 people.

Now in its 67th year, the Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition remains one of the Museum's most popular events, attracting a diverse array of artists and patrons alike. Because of this, it is safe to say Dr. Albert and Ms. Dodge achieved their goal of furthering the support and interest in Midwestern art.

For Artists
All artists residing in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio are invited to submit works for consideration. If you are interested in participating in the Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition, please click the link below to view and download a pdf version of the prospectus, or call the Swope to request a prospectus by mail.

WVE 2011 Prospectus

Postmark deadline for entries: April 9, 2011

This year’s distinguished juror is Janie Welker, curator at the University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington. Formerly of the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, NY and the International Center of Photography in NY, she has also worked at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and as an editor and reporter on the visual arts for various periodicals including Newsday. Welker received a bachelor of arts in journalism from Penn State and a masters in Art History from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.