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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.

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 (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, 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

Opens Oct. 11, 2014
Closes March 1, 2015, at midnight
Notified no later than March 1, 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.

Sign up for our email list to get a notice when the call opens or return this page in mid October.

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 info@sculpturecenter.org.


Last updated 9/28/2014

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

 

OTHER INSTITUTIONS

(1) CALL FOR ARTISTS

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.

 

(2) Berlin. Art Goes Live CALL FOR ARTISTS, CURATORS, GALLERIES, GROUPS

B. AGL has opened applications for their 2015 Independent Art Fair. The fair takes place at the Postbahnhof (near Ostbahnhof), and is open to a broad range of media, including art and musical performance. New and experienced artists are all welcome to apply. The fair will begin April 30 and end May 3. Innovation in style and originality are emphasized at this fair. All participating artists will be published in the fair catalogue.
For more information: http://art-fair-berlin.com/For_Exhibitors/
Deadline: January 15, 2015

 

(3) PIPELINE IDEAS COMPETITION; $1,000 FIRST PRIZE

Art in Public Places, (a Medfield Foundation Inc. initiative) is launching an Ideas Competition for the redevelopment of the former Medfield State Hospital Site. Artists are asked to submit their ideas to repurpose the massive water pump components of the old psychiatric hospital into sculptural or functional items for the new park area, like seating or bike racks, way finding and signage. The competition is open to anyone. Group submissions are encouraged and would ideally include an artist, architect and/or a design professional. The goal is to bring the winning entry to life. Therefore, designs should be innovative, have the potential for implementation, be safe and feasible and maintain appropriateness to the site(s). The winner will receive $1000.
For more information contact JeanMineo@aol.com
Deadline: 5 pm EST on Nov. 21, 2014

 

(4) JEWISH ARTS AND CULTURAL LAB IN CLEVELAND FALL 2014 - SPRING 2015 ARTIST FELLOWSHIP CALL, $750 STIPEND

The Jewish Arts and Culture Lab invites artists to apply for one of ten annual Artist Fellowships created in partnership between the Cleveland Jewish Arts Collaborative (CJAC) and the Mandel JCC. All fellows will be asked to explore the specific theme of "Slavery and Freedom" through Torah study, texts, theology, and philosophy before creating works specific to the topic during the Fellowship. The program will conclude with a group Exhibition of the candidates' work. The fellowship will begin December 2014 and run through the exhibition in April, 2015. The Artists will receive a $750 stipend for the Fellowship, along with educational and artistic support from the group. Applicants may currently be working in artistic media, have an extracurricular practice, or have had past experience working in the Arts. There is no requirement that previous work have Jewish content, or that the applicant have a formal Jewish education or institutional affiliation.
For more information: http://www.j-artsculturelab.org/
Application Deadline: November 14, 2014

CONFERENCES

GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS/RESIDENCIES/NOMINATIONS

(1) VERMONT STUDIO CENTER RESIDENCY

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

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