Below are items of general interest from the Artful Manager blog and two new videos from Art 21 News. There are also five calls for submissions for visual artists. One has a Sept. 3 deadline.
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THE ARTFUL MANAGER a weblog on the business of arts & culture by Andrew Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org
ART, DISEASE, AND ECONOMICS…
Economist John Kay offers a useful rant against our common approach to measuring economic impact for the arts (and sports, and leisure activities). Well worth a reading.
Posted: Monday, August 16, 2010
CONNECTING THE DOTS, AGAIN…
The artist service and support organization Fractured Atlas has a knack for offering what’s necessary and useful. Their latest great idea is a perfect case in point.
Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Art 21 News
Aesthetics is a serious business; and yet artists are often irreverent towards the work of artists past, critics, and the status quo. The latest Exclusive videos showcase two artists who refuse to conform to prevailing art historical narratives.
Mary Heilmann: Abstract PaintingEpisode #116: Mary Heilmann describes a breakthrough she had of combining gestural and hard-edge abstracton in a single painting, combining the legacies of Willem de Kooning and Josef Albers.
Mike Kelley: Bad BoyEpisode #117: Mike Kelley sets the record straight about being called a “bad boy” throughout his career, describing the shifting tastes of critics and artists towards abject art in recent years.
CALL TO ARTISTS
The Phoenix Public Art Program invites artists to apply for a major new public art project to design enhancements for street bridges spanning the city’s canals.
Arterial Canal Crossings Public Art Project
A professional artist will be selected to work with the Street Transportation Department to enhance the design of major street bridges that cross the Salt RiverValley canals in Phoenix. The designs will be expected to focus on the bridges’ concrete abutments and metal railings, and address the essential role the canals play in the history and life of Phoenix. The designs will be incorporated into retrofits of the bridges as funds become available in the coming years.
Estimated Budget: $386,000 (includes design, engineering, construction and administration)
Applications must be received at the Phoenix Office of Cultural Affairs by 5:00 p.m. M.S.T. on Friday September 3, 2010. This is not a postmark date.
See attached Phoenix CALL TO ARTISTS.doc for more details
The Missoula Art Museum invites you to submit your work to the 39th Benefit Art Auction and Juried Exhibition! To submit your work go to mam.slideroom.com. Please read the Prospectus at the link below. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, October 3.
There is a link off of this page to the prospectus:
The Sandpiper Art Gallery is pleased to announce “Something Fishy ” as the title and theme for the gallery’s next non-juried invitational exhibition. Artists are welcome to submit up to three pieces of original two or three dimensional work. All work must be ready to hang or display and be delivered to the Sandpiper Gallery on Saturday, October 2nd between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. An Opening Reception will be held Friday, October 8th , from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through Saturday, November 13th, at which time artists must pick up their work.
All works submitted should incorporate the theme Something Fishy! There is no charge for Sandpiper members to exhibit however non-members will be charged a $15 exhibitors fee. All work must be original, ready to hang and may not exceed 48″ in any one dimension or 50 lbs. in weight. Except for photographs and giclees of photography, no prints or giclees of original works will be accepted. Although not mandatory, the gallery encourages artists to exhibit works that are for sale, thereby providing the gallery with a small commission from work sold during the exhibition.
The National Art Museum of Sport has extended the deadline for its juried “Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport: A Fine Art Competition” to October 15, 2010, and added cash prizes in addition to medals.
A $2,500 Germain G. Glidden “Best of Show” award has been added to the prize money. An additional $5,000 in prizes will be awarded to works chosen by the sport art competition jury. First, second and third place medals also will be awarded in the competition’s three categories: painting, sculpture, and photography.
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, stone, or wood) and photography. Except for entries in photography, work must be produced by the “hand of the artist” – no digital or computer art.
Up to 50 works selected by a jury will be exhibited at the Museum located in University Place on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The exhibit is scheduled to open November 15, 2010, and close April 20, 2011.
Call for Submissions for international juried show titled “Couplings”. Gallery 110 is calling for artwork that explores personal relationships that celebrate parings and the power of the bonds they create. Juror is Rock Hushka, Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art for the Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, WA. For the prospectus go to: http://www.gallery110.com/ and click on the Juried Show link. Deadline for submissions: November 1, 2010.