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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 CALL FOR W2S 2017 ARTISTS IS CLOSED.
THE CALL FOR W2S 2018 WILL OPEN IN FALL 2016. JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST TO RECEIVE THE CALL.

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 group catalog. The W2S 2018 exhibition will be held January – May 2018.

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, 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 8, 2017), the sculptor must have completed his/her schooling, apprenticeship, or period of equivalent self-taught experience by at least a year 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.


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


THE CALL FOR AFTER THE PEDESTAL IS OPEN THROUGH MAY 1 AT MIDNIGHT.

EXHIBITION DATES
June 10 - July 29, 2016
JUST THINK - YOUR SCULPTURE COULD BE ON VIEW IN CLEVELAND DURING THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION.

DEADLINES
Application uploaded by Sunday, May 1 at midnight
Entry form and fee received in hard copy at The Sculpture Center by Friday, May 6
Artists notified of juror selections no later than Monday, May 30
Artwork delivered to The Sculpture Center by Monday, June 6

AFTER THE PEDESTAL
Through an occasional open call for artists, The Sculpture Center invites artists working in all media of sculpture, including installation, expanded media, conceptual work, and video if object based, who are currently living and 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. This call is open to students.

JUROR
Amy Gilman has been associate director of the Toledo Museum of Art since January 2011. In this role, she facilitates implementation of the Museum's strategic objectives, leads a fellowship program to mentor museum leaders of the future, and coordinates major initiatives from the director's office. Gilman first came to Toledo in 2005 as curator of modern and contemporary art. Since then, she has acquired important works for the collection by Mary Sibande (South Africa), Petah Coyne (US), Fred Wilson (US), Rona Pondick (US), Romuald Hazoumé (Benin) and Marisol (Venezuela), among others. She also has been involved in the artist-in-residence program at the Glass Pavilion (artists worked with include: Radcliffe Bailey, Erwin Redl, Beverly Fishman, and Jim Lasko). She regularly curates exhibitions including 2011's Small Worlds, and as co-curator of Play Time in summer 2015. She holds a BS from Northwestern University in Performance Studies, and MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, and a PhD in Art History from Case Western Reserve University. Previously she worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, and at Columbia College Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Photography.

CASH AWARDS
$300 first prize, $150 second prize, $50 third prize

ELIGIBILITY
After the Pedestal is open to all sculptors, including students, currently living in our region of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania (the western half of the state), western New York (Rochester and west), and Ontario, Canada.

APPLICATION
The artwork cannot be larger overall than 3 x 3 x 3 feet, when all dimensions are added together, must have been made within the last three years, and cannot have previously been shown in northeast Ohio exception for student artworks). Artists may submit 1-3 sculptures for consideration. See the Application PDF for full details.

DOWNLOAD FULL APPLICATION INFORMATION AND ENTRY FORM HERE.
Entries are made online and must include:

  • High resolution jpgs (no larger than 2MB), of up to 10 images of 1 - 3 sculptures and details
  • Image checklist clearly keyed to the images' names - as a PDF
  • CV that includes artist's email and phone number - as a PDF
  • Artist statement - as a PDF
  • Video entries are to be linked to an internet site where they can be viewed
  • Note: Applications that do not follow these instructions of images as jpegs and other materials as PDFs will not be considered.

Completed entry form and entry fee of $35.00 as a check, money order, or cash must be sent in hard copy to The Sculpture Center and received no later than Friday May 6.

APPLY HERE/UPLOAD YOUR APPLICATION HERE

QUESTONS
Contact Ann Albano by email or phone (216-229-6527)

PAST JURORS
Past jurors 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), Judd Foundation (New York and Texas) Executive Director Barbara Hunt McClanahan (2011), and Johnny Coleman, sound and installation artist and associate professor of art and Africana studies at Oberlin College (2015). Images from past exhibitions can be found in the Exhibition section of our website.

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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 2/14/2016

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) VOLUNTEER FOR THE ENCORE ARTISTS PROGRAM

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

 

(2) CLE TERMINAL FACADE ART PROJECT

The City of Cleveland owner and operator of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, through its Director of the Department of Port Control, invites written Statements of Qualifications from professional artists, team of artists or art institution that have the requisite demonstrable competence in providing professional art design services.  The aesthetic appearance of the designs shall be that of a contemporary, innovative and attractive artwork that fits well within the new space, for improvements at the Airport, as part of the CLE Terminal Façade Art Project.  The project includes consultation and design of the artwork.
More information at: http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home/Government/CityAgencies/Finance/RFP or at the Department of Port Control at http://www.clevelandairport.com/company/business-opportunities/bids-rfps.
Or contact: Kassan Bahhur
Email: kbahhur2@clevelandairport.com
Phone: (216) 265-6186

 

(3) THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY ROSEN OUTDOOR SCULPTURE COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION

Open to artists currently residing in the USA who are 18 years of age or older. Ten completed works will be chosen for installation on Appalachian's campus and will be exhibited from May 2016 until April 2017. Works entered must have been completed within the last three years and not previously exhibited at Appalachian State University. All artists are invited to participate in the 30th Anniversary Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition!
Additional information here.

 

(4) MIDWEST SCULPTURE INITIATIVE CALL FOR OUTDOOR SCULPTURE WITH STIPENDS

MSI is organizing fourteen outdoor sculpture exhibitions for 2016-17, May 1, 2016 – April 15, 2017.. Stipends of $650 and $750. Exhibitions in Michigan and Ohio.
More information and call: Contact Ken Thompson, 517-486-4591 or msisculpture@netzero.net
Deadline for entries: Feb. 28, 2016

 

(5) CALL FOR GEORGIA ARTISTS ONLY FOR OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBIITION IN GEORGIA

The City of Watkinsville, GA, is seeking proposals for outdoor sculptures to display within the historic city limits for a juried exhibition which will run March - May, 2016, possibly longer. Honorarium of $700 per artist or collaborative group.
More information & prospectus here: http://www.ocaf.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=121&Itemid=143.
Question: Contact Cindy Farley at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) at 706-769-4565 or director@ocaf.com.
Deadline: Feb. 12, 2016

 

(6) MOCA Cleveland's Visiting Curator

I'm happy to announce MOCA Cleveland's Spring 2016 Nesnadny + Schwartz Visiting Curator, Cornelia Lauf. Applications are now being accepted for studio visits with Lauf; the deadline for submissions is March 21. All applicants will be invited to a reception with Lauf preceding her public lecture at MOCA Cleveland on April 5.
For more information on eligibility, application requirements, and timeline, please visit the program page on MOCA Cleveland's website.

 

(7) Swedish memorial to the victims of the tsunami in Southeast Asia

On December 26, 2004, Southeast Asia suffered one of the greatest natural disasters in history, killing a quarter of a million people. With 543 dead and some 1,500 wounded among the victims, this was a great tragedy to Sweden. In conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the disaster, the Swedish government has decided to create a memorial site in Sweden to honor the memory of those who lost their lives, and to create a place where their relatives and friends can gather. The competition is organized by the Public Art Agency Sweden and the National Property Board Sweden. The first step is a call for entries, where five competitors will be chosen. Entries are accepted from individual artists, artist groups or artists collaborating with landscape architects.
Application deadline: March 10, 2016

 

(8) National Sculpture Society's Membership Committee Call for Sculpture inspired by Nature

National Sculpture Society's Membership Committee is looking for excellence in sculpture inspired by the natural world. A sculptor of approved merit shall become a Sculptor Member upon the nomination by the Membership Committee, or the Board, and by the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the Fellows, Sculptor Members, and Board Members at a General Meeting or special meeting of the members of the Society.
DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 at 12:00 am
More information here: http://nationalsculpture.org/programs-awards/

 

(9) The Downtown Ithaca Alliance

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) in Ithaca, New York (downtownithaca.com) is now soliciting portfolios from sculptors, muralists, painters, and digital artists interested in being considered for Art in the Heart 2016. Now in its seventeenth year, Art in the Heart is an outdoor public art exhibition running from June to November. It is an eclectic and engaging showcase of local, regional, and national talent designed 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. Art in the Heart is supported in part by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County as well as numerous individual and corporate donors.
More info: http://downtownith.com/2016/02/03/call-for-portfolios-art-in-the-heart-2016/

 

(10) The Festival of Regions

In 2017 the Festival of Regions is stopping off in Marchtrenk and under the motto Uninvited Guests dedicates itself to aspects of exodus and movement, of hospitality and resentment as well as the artistic approach to them.

Call for projects: Project proposals are welcome from all artistic fields and genres. Site-specific works and concepts that concern themselves with the given themes and strategies of the 2017 Festival of Regions will be given preference.

Components of the submission: Project description and aims (max. 500 characters) together with a convincing visualisation in the form of sketches, photos, plans/spatial-situative, organisational and technical requirements, brief biographies of the project participants, timetable for development and implementation, budgeting and finance plan (see also the budget template at www.fdr.at), contact addresses, e-mail, and possibly websites. Submissions in German or English, max. length 7 pages. If by post, to:
Festival der Regionen
Marktplatz 12
4100 Ottensheim, Austria

More Info: www.marchtrenk.gv.at / www.museumsverein-marchtrenk.at
Submissions: http://fdr.at/en/submission-form/
Closing date: May 13, 2016

 

(11) CALL FOR ENTRIES: HUTCHINSON'S 4th ANNUAL PUBLIC ART EXPOSITION

In an effort to expand the availability of public art in Hutchinson, Minnesota, the Hutchinson Public Arts Commission has created a sculpture stroll, with the intent to install 6 original pieces of temporary art yearly. This year's exhibit will be shown from May 2016 to May 2017. The pieces will be available for sale or lease if the artist so chooses. The City of Hutchinson will retain a 25% commission on any sculptures sold. All artists selected to exhibit will receive a $1000 honorarium. In addition, the People's Choice will receive an additional $500 cash prize.

For more information: http://hutchinsonpublicarts.com/submit-art/
Deadline: March 9th

CONFERENCES

GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS/RESIDENCIES/NOMINATIONS

(1) SMACK MELLON ARTISTS STUDIO PROGRAM

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/

 

(2) GEORGIA FEE ARTIST/WRITER RESIDENCY

The Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency in Paris is accepting applications for the summer 2016 session. The Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency will take place June 1-July 3, 2016, includes a monthly stipend of $1000 USD, lodging, and airfare to and from Paris. The residency takes place in Le Marais neighborhood, studio space is not provided. Thanks to Residency Unlimited the resident will be introduced to prominent arts professionals from Paris that have experience relevant to the resident's practice and proposed project. The Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Residency has now changed to an open enrollment. This means you can submit your application at any time to be considered for the upcoming residency period.

Candidates must submit:
A professional CV
A statement of intent
2 references
A $25 administrative fee

All submissions must be made through the candidate's ArtSlant profile. Artists can upload images of their work onto their profile slideshow for consideration, while writers can add samples of their writing as reader reviews on ArtSlant, or onto their profile blog.

Applications received by March 1, 2016 will be eligible for the June–July residency.

More information at http://www.artslant.com/global/foundation/index
More on how to apply at http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/33747
Create ArtSlant profile at http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/8675

 

(3) INTERNATIONAL STUDIO PROGRAM

Berlin collective (BC) and the kulturspace foundation (KSF) are pleased to announce our 'international studio program' in berlin, germany.
Not only will artists participating in the bc & ksf program benefit from the veritable feast of eclectic and exciting artistic avenues available for exploration in berlin, they will additionally have access to the bc & ksf extensive network. bc & ksf studio programs provide opportunities for artists from a wide range of disciplines to work in berlin, germany for periods ranging from one to three months.

Deadlines to apply are:
Jan. 15, 2016 for January 2016 - March 2016
Mar. 15 2016 for April 2016 - June 2016
More information at: http://www.kulturspace.org/studio-program

 

(4) FRANCONIA SCULPTURE PARK INTERN ARTIST PROGRAM

Franconia Sculpture Park is a vibrant artist residency and nonprofit sculpture park located in the St. Croix River Valley region of rural Minnesota. Undergraduate, Graduate students, as well as Emerging artists. Create large-scale three-dimensional artwork, receive mentorship from professional artists-in-residence, and participate in public engagement while in residency at Franconia.
In exchange for room, board, and studio space, Intern Artists work for Franconia at least 5 hours every day on park programming, maintenance, and assisting fellowship artists.
DEADLINE: February 6, 2016
More information at: http://franconia.org/internartists.html

 

(5) Master Artists-in-Residence Program

Atlantic Center for the Arts is now accepting applications for our Master Artists-in-Residency Program. Spend three weeks developing your work with the personal support and mentorship of internationally renowned masters in the visual arts, literature, music composition, and choreography. Participation is limited to 8 people for each Master Artist. Located just four miles from the east coast beaches of central Florida, Atlantic Center for the Arts has provided artists from around the world with spaces to live, work, and collaborate since 1982. Studios that include a resource library, writer's studio, painting studio, sculpture studio, music studio, dance studio, and black box theater. Each residency session includes three Master Artists of different disciplines. Through a formal application process administered by ACA, each Master Artist will select 8 residency participants. During the residency, artists participate in formal sessions with their group, collaborate on projects, and work independently.

Master Artist Residency # 162
June 26 - July 16, 2016
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 24, 2016

Master Artist Residency # 163
Oct. 16 - Nov. 5, 2016
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 15, 2016

More information here.

 

(6) CASINO LUXEMBOURG – FORUM D'ART CONTEMPORAIN

In 2017, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d'art contemporain will host the second edition of its international residence programme in the public space. The residence programme is designed so as to provide a maximum flexibility for the working artist and to offer the best possible conditions with regard to the realisation of each project. To get acquainted with Luxembourg's public space, a first visit of Luxembourg will be scheduled in autumn 2016 for the laureate. Subsequently to this visit, the laureate will be requested to develop a first outline of his/her project for Luxembourg. The residence period will be fixed according to the very specific needs of the project (maximum of 12 weeks).

Eligibility
The residence progamme is open to all individual artists or collectives wishing to develop their practice in a professional context by creating a new work. Applicants are free to choose their means of artistic expression but must have accomplished a master's degree in arts (or equivalent) by the beginning of the residence, or, for non-degree holders, must give documented proof of at least a three-year work and exhibition practice. Participants should be fluent in either English, French or German. All applicants must hold a valid visa for the duration of the residence.
Applications must be fully completed and submitted in a single printable PDF file in due time in order to be considered.

DEADLINE: February 16, 2016 at 4pm (GMT+1)

Casino Luxembourg – Forum d'art contemporain
41 Rue Notre Dame
L-2240
Luxembourg
www.casino-luxembourg.lu
Contact and enquiries: residence@casino-luxembourg.lu

 

(7) HAMILTON ARTISTS FELLOWSHIP

The 9th annual open call for the Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship is now open. Advancing the professional development of emerging visual artists, the two-year program serves as a steppingstone for the next generation of contemporary artists in Washington, DC.

What will you receive as a Hamiltonian Fellow?
  • Solo and group exhibitions in Hamiltonian Gallery
  • Mentorship from established artists and art professionals
  • Exhibition support and peer critiques
  • Access to professional development lectures and career resources
  • Annual $1,000 stipend
  • Gallery representation through Hamiltonian Gallery
  • Community engagement and outreach opportunities

Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 COB
CONTACT:
1353 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
202.332.1116
www.hamiltonianartists.org
www.hamiltoniangallery.com
Additional information here.

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

SYMPOSIUM CALLS

(1) 38th Annual Tri-State Sculptors Conference:

October 6-9, 2016 is the date for the 38th Annual Tri-State Sculptors Conference. It will be held at Carolina Bronze Sculpture in Seagrove, NC and STARworks in Star, NC. This conference is designed to meet the needs and interests of sculptors and educators working in a variety of 3-D media, including metal, clay, glass, fibers, stone and mixed media. It will be a valuable educational experience that includes not only technical information, but marketing and business information as well.

For more Information please visit: http://us10.campaign-archive2.com/?u=fc5312013098e00ca7690f23b&id=c882fa30bd&e=de4ae907c5