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The Sculptors Forum - Call for Artists

THE SCULPTURE CENTER'S ANNUAL CALLS FOR ARTISTS
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AFTER THE PEDESTAL
Through an occasional open call for artists, The Sculpture Center invites sculpture, installation and expanded media artists working in our region (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania, western New York and Ontario, Canada) to submit work for a juried exhibition of smaller sculpture.

The next iteration of After the Pedestal, Small Sculptures from the Region, with sculptures selected by guest juror Johnny Coleman, will be on view in Summer 2015. Mr. Coleman is a prominent sound and installation artist who currently works as a Professor of Art and African American Studies at Oberlin College.

CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR AFTER THE PEDESTAL 2015 IS CLOSED

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More about After The Pedestal

Past curators for After the Pedestal have been Second Generation Ab Ex sculptor Richard Hunt (2005), designer and artist Viktor Schrekengost (2006), sculptor and urban activist Don Harvey (2007), painter and Chair of the Visual Arts Division, Columbia University, New York, Gregory Amenoff (2008), the Cleveland Museum of Art's Curator of Contemporary Art Paola Morsiani (2009), Executive Director of Carnegie Mellon University's Miller Gallery Astria Suparak (2010), and Judd Foundation (New York and Texas) Executive Director Barbara Hunt McClanahan (2011). Images from past exhibitions can be found in the Exhibition section of our website.


After the Pedestal, the 6th Annual of Smaller Sculpture from the Region (June - July 2010)
View of the Main Gallery from L to R: Mark Soppeland, Lucky Dreams, 2009-10, enamel and acrylic on aluminum and steel, mixed media, electric, 17 x 10 x 6 in. | Courtney Kessel, Susan Kennedy: Pieces, 2010, wood, low voltage lighting system, peephole, porcelain, paper, graphite, 42 x 16 x 16 in. | Ben Stout, Plaster Casting with Pet, 2009, plaster, foil, light stick, 47 x 47 x 22 in. | Willard Tucker's piece (lit), Untitled (telepathy) , 2010, neon sign transformers, GTO wire, tripod, spark plugs, copper conductor, 3 x 2 x 2 ft. Image courtesy of The Sculpture Center.

After the Pedestal, the 7th Annual of Smaller Sculpture from the Region (Sept - Oct 2011)
From front to back: Steve Gurysh, Projected Wetlands, 2011, mixed media, dimensions variable | Stacy Jo Scott, Mobile Craft Utopia, 2011, wooden box with variety of little items, 8 x 16 x 34 in. | Evan Dawson, Walking Sculptures (Tokyo, Japan; Columbus, OH; Uyuni, Bolivia), 2009 - 2011, various found material, dimensions variable | Sonja Dahl, Threshold, 2011, bread, indigo dye, 4 x 8 x 180 in. | Annie Stimson, Neon System, 2011, latex tubing, laboratory glass, freshwater pearls, copper, enamel, paraffin wax, 5 x 3 x 2 ft. | Image: The Sculpture Center.


W2S CALL FOR ARTISTS
WINDOW TO SCULPTURE EMERGING ARTIST SERIES


W2S 2016 CALL FOR ARTISTS CLOSED FEBRUARY 15, 2015
The call for artists for an opportunity for a solo exhibition of approx. 8 weeks during the period of January - May 2017 will open in fall 2015. Sign up for our email list to get all our calls for artists.

The Sculpture Center will be seeking applicants for its 2017 WINDOW TO SCULPTURE EMERGING ARTIST SERIES with an open Call for Artists in fall 2015. Through the W2S Series, begun in 1991, The Sculpture Center fosters and promotes the careers of exceptional sculptors during the first ten years of their profession. 4-6 artists creating sculpture and works of installation, relational aesthetics, expanded media and performance are chosen annually for one-person exhibitions in either the Main or Euclid Avenue Gallery with a full color brochure.

THE REGION
Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania (the western half of the state), western New York (Rochester and west) and Ontario, Canada

THE EARLY CAREER ARTIST
The sculpture, installation or expanded media artist must have a connection to the region by birth, residency or schooling, but does not need to be currently residing in the region. By the application deadline (February 15, 2015), the sculptor must have completed his/her schooling, apprenticeship or period of equivalent self-taught experience and be no more than ten years into h/her career. Submitted images should be of sculpture, installation or other expanded media that indicates current work and may include a specific proposal for the W2S exhibition. The W2S artworks or installations may not have been previously exhibited in northeastern Ohio. The creation of a new or further developed body of work for the W2S series is encouraged and preferable.

QUESTIONS
Email Ann Albano, Executive Director + Chief Curator, aalbano at sculpturecenter.org or call 216.229.6527. All potential applicants are welcomed to visit before applying.


2012 W2S artist Sarah Paul's installation, Little Miss Cleveland and the Flaming Sunset


The Sculpture Center is happy to post other organizations' calls for artists. Calls that have a sculpture component, loosely defined, will be listed. Please format entries with a 3-5 sentence summary including deadlines and a hyperlink to the full call on your website. See entries below for examples. Formatted calls should be sent to info@sculpturecenter.org.


Last updated 7/29/2015

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OTHER INSTITUTIONS CALLS FOR ART/ PROPOSALS/ AND RESIDENCIES

(1) Post Call for Artists

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(2) HEARTFELT HOLIDAY

Brecksville Center for the Arts will be hosting Heartfelt Holiday
November 7 & 8, 2015
Featuring fine handcrafted gift items and artwork
Additional info at: heartfeltholiday@brecksvillearts.org
Or call: 440-526-6232

 

(3) Artist Portfolio Magazine's 5th Anniversary Art Exhibition

Artist Portfolio Magazine's 5th Anniversary Art Exhibition is open to all artists worldwide regardless of your standing in the art world. All visual art mediums are acceptable. Each artist who enters will have their art placed online and shared with our thousands of followers on our various social media sites.

DEADLINES - Enter early to save on your entry fee
EARLY BIRD - $30 - August 1, 2015
MIDDLE OF THE ROAD - $40 - November 15, 2015
THE FINISH LINE - $50 - December 15, 2015
For all the details and an entry form visit:
http://www.ArtistPortfolioMagazine.com

 

(4) THE MANDEL JCC J-SHOW

Juried art show & sale
Established, emerging & amateur artists who reside in Northeast Ohio are welcome to apply
APPLICATION FEE: Students $15, Mandel JCC member $20, Community $25. Maximum of four submissions are included in entry fee. Works selected will be displayed in the high traffic Mandel JCC lobby. Cash & prizes will be awarded in select category.
Submission deadline: August 3, 2015
Additional info at: http://www.mandeljcc.org/the-mandel-jcc-j-show/arts-culture/

CONFERENCES

GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS/RESIDENCIES/NOMINATIONS

There are no Grants/Fellowships/Residencies/Nominations at this time.

JOB POSTINGS

There are no Job Posting Calls at this time.

ONGOING CALLS

(1) CALL FOR ENTRIES

SPACELab
SPACES exhibition series
SPACES strongly encourages experimental, site-specific works that challenge the artist and interact with the public.  The series features emerging and student artists and continuously reviews applications year round.

www.spacesgallery.org

 

(2) CPAC AND CREATIVE COMPASS

The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture has an online platform for artists to connect with other artists and create a community called the Creative Compass. This website allows artists to build their connections and share information to contribute to each artist's success.
For more information: http://mycreativecompass.org/

 

(3) CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR RESIDENCY, CLEVELAND, OH

A new residency program in Cleveland, Micro Art Space, is offering short term residencies for local, national, and international artists. National and international artists may apply for one- and two- week residencies, living with the program creators, while local artists can live from home while participating in a one-month residency. Artists will be working in a combined gallery/studio towards the goal of an exhibition in the Third Friday of the Month art walk. These art walks are high traffic, giving great exposure to resident artists. Artists working in any media can apply.
More information and application can be found here.
Rolling deadline