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