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Thanks for reading, Kim
“View From a Landing” KBH 2012
2014 Grant Open for Submissions
Deadline: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program supports writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through project-based grants, ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, issued directly to twenty individual authors a year. The program was founded in recognition of both the financially precarious situation of arts writers and their indispensable contribution to a vital artistic culture. The Arts Writers Grant Program aims to support the broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship.
Writers who meet the program’s eligibility requirements are invited to apply in the following categories:
* New and Alternative Media
* Short-Form Writing
For more information,
Great Falls, MT
Paris Gibson Square Museum
Art in Interesting Places
Caras Landscape Nursery in Missoula, MT
Seeking Artists for the 10th Annual Sculpture Outdoors Exhibition to be held at Caras Nursey and Landscape in Missoula, MT. the exhibition is held during the months of July to October, 2014. Interested artists can contact George Ybarra vis Facebook or by calling 406. 728.3892
* This is a beautiful way to view sculpture and consider new plantings. Check with George about the details. KBH
Summer in NYC?
Hello, and a friend of mine runs a gallery in the Lower East Side, on Ludlow Street in Manhattan. She has gallery space to share, also an event space to share, and rents the entire space for the summer. If you’re interested, follow these links for more info. It’s a great location, a storefront gallery – good for an out of town organization, local or out of town artist(s) – it’s a big, nice, open space. Please spread the word. Sally
Here’s for summer rental of whole space:
Beginning April 17
On April 17, Susan Robb (2013 Emerging Fields) will embark on a five-month adventure from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. This marks the culmination of her Creative Capital-supported project, Wild Times, which merges new media, social engagement and a 2,650-mile hike to explore wildness as a geographic ideal and a state of mind.
Only 3% of the contiguous United States is still considered protected wild space. As our culture increasingly pressures us to maintain a personal “brand,” be in constant contact, and snapchat every moment, maybe it’s not just our geographic wild spaces that are endangered, but our internal wild spaces as well. Through Wild Times, Robb offers her body and work as a conduit between gallery and wilderness, public and trail, form and formless. Using the trail as a nomadic studio, and her experiences as inspiration and medium, Robb will create digital artworks (photos, videos and 3D files) and periodically transmit them to multiple West Coast art venues. There they will be printed, projected and installed, evolving into cumulative exhibitions that offer meditations on what it means to be wild today. Wild Times host venues include: Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CA; Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, CA; 826 Valencia in San Francisco, CA; Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, WA; and the Frye Art Museum and Henry Art Gallery, in Seattle, WA.
At its core, Wild Times is a proposition for people to seek out and experience their own wildness. To aid that process, Robb has developed satellite events and programming for the host venues, including a “hero’s journey” writing workshop, group therapy explorations and a “trail magic” master class. The Wild Times project website features “Hack Your Wild” instructions for creative action and profiles of “Everyday Explorers.”
You can read an interview with Robb about her preparations for the hike and watch her presentation on Wild Times at the 2013 Creative Capital Artist Retreat on our blog, The Lab.
Since 1999, Creative Capital has committed $30 million in financial and advisory support to 419 projects representing 529 artists, and our Professional Development Program has reached 7,000 artists in more than 300 communities through workshops and webinars.
Creative Capital | 65 Bleecker Street, 7th Fl. | New York | NY | 10012
Aesthetica Art Prize 2014: Call for Entries
Deadline is 31 August 2014
Aesthetica Art Prize, an annual celebration of outstanding contemporary art from across the world, is now open for entries.
The Art Prize is a fantastic opportunity for artists amongst your network at Montana Arts Council to showcase their work to a wider audience and influential figures from within the arts sector.
· Up to £1000 in cash
· Art supplies
· Collection of art books
· Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
· Q&As on the Aesthetica Blog
· We are really keen to engage with artists in America and hope that artists within your network will be interested in submitting. It would be great if you could share this opportunity with them:
The Aesthetica Art Prize 2014 is now open for entries, offering both budding and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to an international audience and influential figures from the arts sector. Celebrating and nurturing outstanding contemporary art from across the world, the Art Prize welcomes all forms of art in the following categories:Photographic & Digital Art, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, Painting & Drawing and Video, Installation & Performance.
Prizes include a 12 week group show; up to £1000 in cash; publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine (readership of 140,000 worldwide); art supplies and art books; and Q&As on the Aesthetica Blog. There are two main categories to enter: Main Prize and Student Prize. There is a winner for each main category. Entry is £15 and permits the submission of two works into any one category. Entries close 31 August 2014. For more information and to submit visit
Alexandra Beresford/Marketing Coordinator
PO Box 371
0044 (0)1904 629 137
01144 1904 629 137 from USA and Canada
Call For Cultural and Aesthetics Project Advisory Committee
Applications for membership on the Cultural and Aesthetic Project Advisory Committee will be accepted through May 1, 2014. The Montana Arts Council makes half of the appointments to this committee, and the Montana Historical Society makes the other half. The arts council looks for a broad range of professional arts expertise, and also geographic, racial and gender balance for the committee. Obligations of the four-year terms include attending a 2-day panel meeting every other year and reviewing up to 100 grant applications online in preparation for that. The next meeting is scheduled for October 13-14, 2014 in Helena. If you are interested in being considered, please send a letter of interest and a resume or bio electronically to Kristin Han Burgoyne at email@example.com by May 1, 2014.
Citizens Institute on Rural Design
Now Accepting Applications
Here’s an item of interest for folks who are active in rural community development: The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD) recently released a call for proposals for a new round of funding. CIRD helps communities with populations of 50,000 or less to harness the power of design in their community planning economic development efforts. CIRD offers annual competitive funding to as many as four small towns to host community design workshops that link local leaders with teams of design, planning and creative placemaking experts. The application deadline for 2014 awards is May 6. CIRD, a design initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, is conducted in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Project for Public Spaces, the Orton Family Foundation and the CommunityMatters Partnership.
State arts agencies may wish to alert your rural partners and constituents to this opportunity, which could be of special interest to communities interested in starting cultural district programs or creative placemaking efforts. For more information, Learn More.
Eric Giles/Learning Services Manager
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
202-347-6352 x 117
Applications are due: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 9:00pm EDT.
Food for Thought
Here’s an Idea
I support a small farm to table grower in Moscow,
Idaho through a group called Kiva Zip, which is modeled upon their international micro-loan organization. Art Urbane seems to be doing something similar.
Artists/Vendors sell their artworks through UB’s website and a portion goes to a arts project in the U.S. that the buyer designates. I’m assuming there are charges for hosting the artwork on the website as well. Take a look. Let me know if you discover more about this organization. KBH
7083 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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“View From a Landing” 2012 KBH
The First Art Newspaper on the Net
Lynn is one of the artists I turn to when I need advice. Not once has she mentioned her book. I came across it today in the search for something else. So, I will toot the horn for her and have you consider her ideas. Lynn Basa website to see her artwork.
Miles City, MT
DOE/ OPEN until filled
The Illinois Capital Development Board is accepting applications for the 2014 Summer Paid Internship Program. This program is open to students who are at least 18 and are a student or enrolled to attend college in the fall semester and have an interest in Art-In-Architecture or Construction Management. Please refer to the job postings for specific information regarding each position.
Applications will be accepted through Friday, May 9th. Interested applicants should provide a cover letter, resume and a copy of their most recent transcripts or proof of enrollment in the fall semester to the contact below. Interns will receive a stipend of $1,346 per month. The internship runs from June 1stthrough July 31st. Standard work hours are 8:30 – 5:00 Monday through Friday, but may vary with operational needs.
Construction Unit Internship
Interested candidates should send a resume, including proof of enrollment in college, to Heather Humphrey, CDB Personnel Administrator, at the address below.
Capital Development Board
Third Floor, Wm. G. Stratton Building
401 S. Spring St., Springfield, IL 62706
Please see the link below for a job opening for a new Vice President of Public Art at the Arts & Science Council in Charlotte, NC.
I will be leaving this role in late May to spend more time with my children. It is a wonderful opportunity and a great place to work! To apply, please do not call or make inquiry to the Arts & Science Council. Candidates should prepare a thoughtful cover letter with resume and submit electronically to Katara Dixson with Levridge Resources, LLC, of Charlotte, NC. Email address: Kdixson@levridge.org.
Nicole Bartlett | Vice President, Public Art | Arts & Science Council
227 W. Trade St., Ste. 250, Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Musical America has job opportunities
for artists and
CALLS FOR ART
“Undulations” 2012 KBH
Bridgeport, CT + Housatonic Community College
The Connecticut Office of the Arts and Housatonic Community College are currently seeking qualifications from artists for an interior work of art for the lobby of the new addition to Lafayette Hall on the campus of HCC in Bridgeport, CT. This site-specific public art must be visible from the exterior and should fill the 3-story space. No specific medium has been specified; however, a sculptural work may be the most appropriate. Artists interested in being considered for COA’s public art opportunities MUST register in the Art in Public Spaces Registry. There is NO APPLICATION process (unless specified in the RFQ/RFP). Artists register their portfolios and the site committee will review and shortlist a group of artists who will be invited to submit site-specific proposals.
Eligibility: Open to artists registered in the Art in Public Spaces Registry.
Conneticut Art in Public Spaces Registry and more information
Portland, OR + Honoring History
The Committee to Honor the History of Williams Avenue (the Committee) is seeking artists or artist-led teams interested in developing permanent public artwork (the Honoring History project) as part of the North Williams Avenue Traffic Operations Safety Project (the Safety Project). The artist(s) or artist team(s) will work closely with members of the Committee to develop artwork and historic markers for the Honoring History project to be integrated into the Safety Project. The Safety Project extends along Williams Avenue from NE Broadway to N. Killingsworth Street & is scheduled for construction in late summer of 2014. The Committee states its intention to conduct a process that does not, in itself, create barriers to participation by artists.
Eligibility: Open to professional artists residing & eligible to work in the US.
Deadline: May 16, 2014, 5:00 PM
Request for Proposals (RFP)
Deadline: May 1, 2014
The Mansfield Downtown Partnership, Inc. in coordination with the Town of Mansfield, Connecticut, seeks an artist or artist team for a commission (or purchase) opportunity for an exterior work of art, located at the town square and which reflects the greater Mansfield community.
Harpo Foundation Invites Applications From Under-Recognized Visual Arts
POSTED: MARCH 9, 2014
DEADLINE: MAY 6, 2014
Grants of up $10,000 will be awarded to support under-recognized visual artists of any age….
NoMa Underpass Design Competition Request for Qualifications:
The NoMa Parks Foundation seeks an artist, artist team, designer or architect to create designs for four railroad underpasses in the NoMa neighborhood of Washington, D.C. We encourage all local, nationally, and internationally qualified artists, artist teams, designers, landscape architects and architects to apply. This design project will beautify, enliven and activate these public underpass areas. The selected designs create a network of transformed underpasses that will attract visitors and provide an engaging and positive sensory experience for all who pass through them. The final projects which will become part of the parks system will provide greater visibility of the area for those living outside of NoMa.
Qualifications are due May 9, 2014 and will be followed by a formal RFP issued to qualified entrants.
City of Hayden
REVISED! Call to Artists-Freestanding Sculpture(s)
For the Revised RFP submittal packet information click the link below:
CALL TO ARTISTS – PUBLIC ART IN HAYDEN
“The Eligibility standards have been revised to include artists from outside the Inland Northwest”
The deadline for submissions is 4:00 p.m. on May 9, 2014. Submittals received after the deadline will not be considered. Questions and responses should be directed to Joyce Holst, Arts Commission Clerk, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (208) 209-2025.
Mail submissions to:
C/o Joyce Holst, Arts Commission Clerk
City of Hayden
8930 N. Government Way
Hayden, ID 83835
National Association of Women Artists, Inc.
Call for Artists:
Small Works Exhibition
80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1405
New York, NY 10011
July 9 – 31, 2014
Reception: July 17, 5-7 pm
POSTMARK DEADLINE: May 15, 2014
California State University Chico is seeking applicants for a commissioned exterior artwork for the new Arts & Humanities building, currently under construction. The project budget is $70,000 and is open to professional artists working in the United States. Please view the complete RFQ at
Public Art Curator
California State University, Chico
Application packages must be received by Friday, May 16, 2014 5:00 p.m. PST
Nebraska 1% For Art Project:
Peru State College Oak Bowl Stadium
OPEN CALL (RFQ) FOR ARTISTS
Peru State College (PSC) and the Nebraska Arts Council announce the Oak Bowl Stadium Project RFQ to public artists throughout the United States. The Oak Bowl Stadium Project envisions a bronze sculpture expressing a football theme with placement of the commissioned artwork at an exterior site in the new Oak Bowl Football Stadium.
APPLY ONLINE: The NE 1% for Art projects program uses the online service, SlideRoom, to process applications. Detailed information on how to apply is available in the RFQ prospectus and on the SlideRoom site.
RFQ Application deadline: May 23, 2014
JD Hutton/Artist Services and Communications Manager
Nebraska Arts Council
1004 Farnam Street, Lower Level/Omaha, NE 68102
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for 2014 Individual Photographer’s Fellowships
POSTED: MARCH 10, 2014
DEADLINE: MAY 23, 2014
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to photography and who are professionally active in the field….
Call to Artists
Deadline: Friday, May 30, 2014 2:00pm
The Public Art Planning Committee seeks an artist to design and create artwork that will celebrate the rich history and reflect the diversity of cultural heritage of Church Street welcoming everyone to this place of inclusion. The committee hopes the artwork will signal a gateway, transition and connector to downtown. The final artwork should be inspiring, stimulate thought and conversation and serve as an example of creativity. It should be captivating, lively and unifying.
Manager Cultural Affairs
SELDEN ARCADE / 208 E. MAIN ST. NORFOLK, VA 23510
Silver Spring, MD
Washington Printmakers Gallery
is pleased to announce:
Call for Entries: National Small Works 2014
This exhibition is open to any artist 18 years of age or older residing in the continental United States. Submitted prints must be no larger than 170 square inches (image) and no wider than 18 inches (frame).Juried by Jack Rasmussen
Director and Curator, American University Museum at the Katzen.
- First Prize: Solo exhibition at WPG in August 2015
- Second Prize: $200 gift certificate presented byGraphic Chemical & Ink, Co.
- Third Prize: $100 gift certificate presented by Renaissance Graphic Arts
Johnson City, TN
The Public Art Committee of Johnson City, TN is seeking proposals for an art project that incorporates identifying signage for the new Founders Park retention pond project in downtown Johnson City, Tennessee. The artwork must withstand varied environmental conditions, including occasional high water. Johnson City is distinguished as a community that embraces art, the environment, commerce, science, community, and education. The budget for this project is $50,000.
Johnson City Area Arts Council
300 East Main Street, Suite 102
Johnson City, TN 37601
Bismarck Arts a Galleries Association CALL for art for their
3rd Annual Square Foot Show
August 5-29, 2014
August 21 – September 13, 2014
Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, July 1, 2014
What is on the mind of every starving artist? Food! 440 Gallery is seeking entries for their annual summer theme show; this year’s will explore food in all its manifestations from farm to table. The history of art is the history of food: ever since our ancestors depicted the hunt for dinner on the walls of caves, cuisine and culture have always met in art. Consider Van Gogh’s Potato Eaters, Edward Hopper’s Diner, and Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party. In addition to depictions of edibles, artisans shape vessels and embroider linens for the preparation and service of our meals. Artists also confront current issues such as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s), factory farming and our national obesity epidemic. The exhibition will run from Thursday, August 21, through Saturday, September 13, 2014, with an opening reception on Thursday, August 21, 6:00-9:00 PM.
JULY 1, Tuesday, Midnight: SUBMISSION DEADLINE