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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

OPEN NOW
Closes April 30, 2015, at midnight
Notification to artists on or about May 18, 2015
Entry Fee: $35
As this is an exhibition of small sculptures we ask that participants submit work with dimensions that, when added together, are no larger than 3 x 3 x 3 ft.

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More about After The Pedestal

Click here for the application PDF with full information
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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 4/6/2015

The Sculpture Center provides the following information solely as a service to artists and does not endorse any of its contents.

 

OTHER INSTITUTIONS CALLS FOR ART/ PROPOSALS/ AND RESIDENCIES

(1) Post Call for Artists

Post calls-for-artists on SideArts to reach 3000+ artists.
Listings are $19.99 each; new clients receive the first listing free!
Clients give SideArts a 9/10 star rating for recruiting artists successfully.
Call for artists listing types:
  • Competitions
  • Exhibitions
  • Grants and fellowships
  • Requests for proposals
  • Vendor events
Listings are active until the deadline or, if ongoing, until one year from the publish date.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1pfdsWFJg2cu0QMAIj_wfGY63RVpdltDfNwDq2VlieHc/viewform

 

(2) Call for Artists:

Power of the Press: Call for Artists

Ashland University's Coburn Gallery seeks socially and politically engaging prints for the exhibition Power of the Press, August 27, 2015 - October 31, 2015. Cash awards of over $500 for Best in Show and Juror's Honorable Mention will be awarded. The theme of the exhibition Power of the Press focuses on emotionally passionate prints displaying content relating to social or political issues. Selected prints will build on the university's historical collection of satirical and expressionist works by artists Honoré Daumier, Francisco Goya, and Käthe Kollwitz.

Artists working in the United States, age 18 and older are eligible to submit up to 2 artworks with a $20 entry fee. All works must have been created within the last 4 years. Artists are responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery.
The deadline is June 30, 2015.
Please address any questions to cpetry@ashland.edu.
Prospectus at www.ashland.edu/coburngallery.

 

(3) TWO TORPEDO FACTORY CALLS FOR ARTISTS AND CURATORS

This call is open to all artists in North America working in all visual media. Proposals for exhibitions by both individuals and groups will be considered. At the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA. Exhibition Dates: July 25 - August 30
For more information: http://torpedofactory.org/opportunities/call-for-entries/
Deadline: March 9, 2015

An open call for independent curators working in North America to submit proposals for a group exhibition in the fall of 2015. At the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA. Exhibition Dates: September 5 - October 18.
http://torpedofactory.org/opportunities/call-for-entries/
Deadline: April 6, 2015

 

(4) LEXINGTON ART LEAGUE CALL FOR ARTWORK AND PROJECT PROPOSALS RE FOOD OR EATING

Call for entries: food/eating show
Food/Eating exhibition (title TBD)
The Lexington Art League (LAL), a contemporary visual art center in Lexington, Kentucky, is seeking artwork submissions and project proposals that in some way address food and/or eating.
http://www.lexingtonartleague.org/call-for-entries-foodeating-show.html
Deadline: April 8, 2015

 

(5) DOWNTOWN ITHACA INVITES APPLICATIONS TO ART IN THE HEART 2015

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance in Ithaca, New York (www.downtownithaca.com) invites applications for Art in the Heart 2015. Now in its sixteenth year, Art in the Heart is an outdoor sculpture and mural exhibition running from June through November. It is an eclectic showcase of regional, national, and international talent that is meant to enhance the community's walkable urban core and to engage our large and diverse population of residents and visitors in inspection, interaction, and conversation. All participating artists will receive stipends of up to $500 and at least one work will be purchased for inclusion in Downtown Ithaca's permanent public art collection.
For more information and application instructions, please visit tiny.cc/artheart.
Deadline is April 24, 2015.

 

(6) 6x6x2015 International Call for Entries

Rochester Contemporary Art Center's (RoCo)
Each artwork must be 6x6 square inches (15cm) or mounted to a 6x6 board, signed only on the back, and exhibited anonymously. All artworks will also be offered for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo, artworks will remain on display through July 12, 2015. Artists may enter up to 4 artworks of any medium (2D or 3D) and there is no fee to enter
Artwork Entries Due: April 19 (Postmarked April 18)
Mail or deliver your artwork before April 19, 2015 (Postmarked April 18) to:
Rochester Contemporary Art Center
137 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604 USA

 

(7) 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

 

(8) History of Central

The City of Cleveland, in association with LAND studio, is seeking proposals from artists and designers for an artistic and informative depiction of the history of the Central neighborhood. The artwork would be displayed on two sides of a freestanding kiosk or signboard to be located along East 22nd Street in the vicinity of Community College Avenue.
The competition is open to all Cleveland-area artists or artists with ties to Cleveland.
Deadline for submissions is Monday, April 27, 2015. For instructions on how to submit a proposal, visit http://www.land-studio.org/resources/competitions. If you have questions, call 216-621-5413, ext. 107.

CONFERENCES

GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS/RESIDENCIES/NOMINATIONS

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