THE SCULPTURE CENTER'S ANNUAL CALLS FOR ARTISTS
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W2S CALL FOR ARTISTS
WINDOW TO SCULPTURE EMERGING ARTIST SERIES
THE SCULPTURE CENTER'S 2015 W2S CALL FOR ARTISTS IS CLOSED. THE 2016 W2S CALL OPENS IN LATE SEPTEMBER 2014
The Sculpture Center will be seeking applicants for its 2016 WINDOW TO SCULPTURE EMERGING ARTIST SERIES with an open Call for Artists. 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.
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 (January 12, 2014), 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.
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 from 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 has not been scheduled.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Last updated 3/8/2014
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Ohio Statehouse Holocaust Memorial Commission Announcement
The Ohio Arts Council and the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board invite Ohio and national artists to submit images of past work for consideration for a new commissioned Ohio Statehouse Holocaust Memorial to be located on the grounds of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Examples of past work must show evidence of public artwork that primarily consists of outdoor sculpture commissions with a budget of $200,000 or higher, and must have been completed in the last ten years. From the submissions, a group of semi-finalists will be selected to submit proposals for the Memorial.
More Information, visit their website.
Art by the Falls is known as a very well-run and friendly show with dedicated volunteers and loyal patrons in a beautiful environment. We would love to have you join us in 2014. Best of Show, and First, Second, and Third in both two dimensional and three dimensional artwork. Award winners automatically invited into the 2015 Art by the Falls. There is an application fee of $25.
For more information: www.valleyartcenter.org
Deadline: Monday, February 24, 2014
The Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Art (ENSA) in Bourges provides its students with generous workspaces and technical facilities that are regularly modernised and re-equipped. Part of the programme for the 2014-15 season will be entrusted to an independent curator, a critic or a collective whose curatorial project has been chosen by La Box's selection panel. As part of the School's teaching context, the programme should include the presence and participation of the students. The overall budget is 25,000 EUR. Of this 20,000 EUR will be devoted to production and transport of works, travel and accommodation expenses for the artists, travel expenses for the curator(s), communication, publications; the remaining 5000 EUR will cover miscellaneous expenses for the curator(s). The curator must be present during the setting up and opening of exhibitions.
For more information: www.ensa-bourges.fr/index.php/fr/galerie-la-box/residences
Deadline: March 15, 2014
The Midwest Sculpture Initiative is proud to be organizing thirteen outdoor sculpture exhibits for 2014-15. All exhibits have stipends of $750 and $650 (paid at time of installation), and liability insurance will be provided. All exhibits begin approximately May 1 and end April 15, 2015. All jury results will be e-mailed by March 31, 2014
For more information: msisculpture.com
Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries is inviting visual artists using 3D printing to submit works for a juried exhibition. The artworks submitted must have a component created using digital fabrication, or 3D printing process, and may include haptic and 3D photoscan technologies. The exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States 18 years of age or older. All work must be original. Current faculty, staff, and students of Wright State University are ineligible.
For more information: liberal-arts.wright.edu
Deadline: Midnight EST Sunday, August 24
The IngenuityFest is welcoming submissions for the annual three day collaboration of art, music, and technology. They are looking for work ranging from installations to performances and demonstrations. Grants for projects are available, ranging from $100 to $5,000. Work will be chosen by a committee based on the relationship to the selection criteria. There will be no theme this year in honor of celebrating the Festival's 10th Anniversary.
For more information: http://ingenuitycleveland.com/2014call/
Deadline: April 6, 2014
This is the 29th fine art competition sponsored by the Agora Gallery and E4A.com. This is a good opportunity for artists selected by the jurors to gain exposure to collectors and the New York art scene. It is open to artists 18 years and older. Selected artists will be announced on April 9th, and work will be exhibited August 22 - September 11, 2014. There is a $35 fee for entering 5 pieces of work, and an additional $5 for every other art piece submitted.
For more information: http://www.agora-gallery.com/competition/default.aspx
Deadline: March 18, 2014
Founded by the National Centre for Contemporary Arts and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the Biennale is opening this summer for the fourth time. It is geared toward creating a platform for young artists to exhibit their work in one of the most ambitious projects in the contemporary art field. This year's theme is "A time for Dreams". The event will be open from June 26 - August 10, 2014 in Moscow.
For more information: http://www.youngart.ru/index_en.html
Deadline: March 10, 2014
The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh is hosting a residency program for emerging artists. The artwork created must engage children, be interactive, immersive, or collaborative, and connect to the museum context. This is intended for emerging artists, however, mid-career and established artists are also welcome to apply. Transportation to Pittsburgh and housing will be provided for out of town artists.
For more information: https://pittsburghkids.org/job/artist-residencies
Deadline: March 15, 2014 by 5PM
The Clifton Enhancement Project is looking for artists to create public art. The first call is for the designing of 15 signage poles for the RTA logo to be installed around the city. The second call is for two gateway elements to be designed - one for the city of Lakewood and one for the city of Cleveland. Artists are welcome to apply for both Part 1 and Part 2 of the Enhancement Project, and there is a total budget of $85,000 for the entire project.
For more information: http://www.procurement.riderta.com/detail/?listingid=1419
Deadline: March 14, 2014 at 4PM
One of the most popular Dayton-area art festivals returns this August for its 26th year! Rosewood Arts Centre presents Art on the Commons at Kettering's Lincoln Park Civic Commons on Sunday, August 10th. Features fine arts and crafts by 100 talented artists from around the country, works for display and sale include a juried selection of jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, metals, watercolor, sculpture, glass, fibers and wood creations.
For a full schedule, details and application: Click here.
Deadline for application: March 31, 2014
Rosewood Gallery announces a Call for Submissions for the 2015 Exhibition Season. Eight solo exhibitions are presented each year in the Rosewood Gallery. All media will be considered for exhibition, including video and installation pieces. The deadline for submission is March 7, 2014.
More details: Click here.
Deadline: March 7, 2014
Brookgreen Gardens is hosting a Figure Modeling Competition from June 17-20, 2014. Up to twelve selected competitors will sculpt a full length figure from life. $7600 in prizes will be awarded. In addition, a $5000 prize will be awarded based on submitted images for best sculpture in bas-relief form. The two competitions are open to sculptors between the ages of 18-39.
For more information: Click here.
Deadline: March 31, 2014
Sound Development City is a program that sends artists to two European cities to explore, adventure, research for projects and experiment in new places. The theme of the program this year is Mind the Gap! - artistic interpretation of the gaps that exist in time, place and space. This year the program will be set in Riga and Helsinki, and the area around the Baltic Sea. From their exploration, artists are encouraged to create interventions, sound surveys, performances, experiments and research projects. Artists working in any media are encouraged to apply.
More information on Sound Development city can be found here.
Application information can be found here.
Application Deadline: April 25, 2014
Rooms to Let: CLE, a one-day curated temporary art exhibit and community celebration, in Slavic Village on May 17, 2014, is seeking proposals from artists. The event will center around vacant houses as alternative venues for art, and hopes to invert those icons often associated with neighborhood blight and despair into new experiential propositions of witness, resiliency, and contemplation. Organizers are seeking artists to help activate and reframe the conversation from emptiness and dormancy to new propositions for engagement and expression.
More information and an application form can be found at www.slavicvillage.org/roomstolet
Deadline for submitting proposals: March 12, 2014
Annually since 1991 ENSA has been providing residencies, with the backing of the Regional Cultural Affairs Office and France's Centre Region. These residencies are intended to give young artists from France and other countries the chance to carry out personal research projects in association with the school, its teachers, its students and any other outside partner of their choice. Successful applicants are awarded a residency of a minimum of three months and a maximum of four months, for periods to be agreed on during the academic year. Each receive a grant of 3,000 EUR.
For more information: www.ensa-bourges.fr/index.php/fr/galerie-la-box/residences
Deadline: March 15, 2014
This summer, the Bruce High Quality Foundation will turn over its free volunteer-based university (a loft on Avenue A) into a residency program, where five artists from different backgrounds will be selected to work collaboratively in their shared space toward a "public finale". Applicants must be 18 yrs or older.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit bhqfusummerresidency.wufoo.com
Deadline: March 1, 2014
The Vermont Studio Center offers 2- to 12-week studio residencies for 50+ artists and writers per month (24 painters/ mixed-media, 12 sculptors/mixed-media, 2 printmakers, 2 photographers, and 16 writers). Each resident will receive a private studio space appropriate to the medium (open 24 hours a day), opportunities to share work: open studio evenings, slide presentations, and readings. There are three annual fellowships available for artists to apply to.
For more information: vermontstudiocenter.org/residencies/
Deadlines: February 15, June 15, October 1, 2014
There are no Job Posting Calls at this time.
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.