THE SCULPTURE CENTER'S ANNUAL CALLS FOR ARTISTS
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W2S CALL FOR ARTISTS
WINDOW TO SCULPTURE EMERGING ARTIST SERIES
CALL FOR W2S 2017 ARTISTS CLOSES SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016, AT MIDNIGHT.
Through the W2S series (Window to Sculpture Emerging Artist), 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 or catalog (funding dependent). Exhibitions are held January - May 2017.
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, expanded media, etc., artist must have a connection to the region by birth, residency, or schooling, but does not need to be currently living in the region. By the application deadline (January 10, 2016), 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 indicate current work and may include a specific proposal for the W2S exhibition. The creation of a new or further developed body of work for the W2S series is required. The artworks or installations may not have been previously exhibited in northeastern Ohio.
THE CALL AND APPLICATION
Full information is here
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
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.
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Century Walk seeks professional sculptors whose work will be considered for a permanent installation outdoors in Central Park, downtown Naperville, Illinois.
Who: All experienced, professional sculptors are invited to submit proposals for consideration. Artists must be experienced with design, construction and installation of outdoor sculpture. This opportunity is open to artists within the United States of America. Illinois artists will be given preference.
More information at: http://centurywalk.org/news/article.cfm?prID=235
Figurative sculpture artist submit qualifications to create a site-specific public safety memorial, honoring Tempe Firefighters, Police Officers, and Police Canines that have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Submission deadline: November 23, 2015
More information at: www.tempe.gov/artistcalls or www.tempepublicart.submittable.com/submit
The Encore Artists Program focuses on bringing the arts to seniors living in Cleveland. They are currently looking for artists over age 50 to participate in a volunteer capacity. There is limited reimbursement for local travel and supplies.
More information at: http://www.benrose.org/EncoreArts/index.cfm
Enroll at: http://www.benrose.org/EncoreArts/Encore-Artists.cfm
Free studio space and a stipend to eligible artists for an eleven-month period. The program provides 6 artists working in all visual arts media a free private studio space and a $5,000 fellowship (dependent upon funding). The program does not provide living space. Artists also have access to shared facilities that include: a state-of-the-art digital production lab, including a set of 27" iMac workstations professionally configured for video and graphics editing, calibrated video monitors, a 3D-capable HD projector, surround-sound monitor speakers, flatbed scanners, a wide-format photo printer, a color laser printer and wireless internet access; a fabrication shop; and a shared kitchen/lounge area. Our staff is on-hand to provide technical support and to respond to the studio needs of our resident artists.
DEADLINE: Nov 5, 3:00PM EST
Application information: http://smackmellon.org/index.php/contact/how_to_apply/
Program information: http://smackmellon.org/index.php/contact/about-the-program/
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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.
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/
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.