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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 6/8/2014

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

 

OTHER INSTITUTIONS

(1) See|Me Global Community of Creators

To the artists, sculptors, designers, illustrators, painters, and creators: you are invited to celebrate your creative passion with an international community of over half a million members on See.Me. To inaugurate our global launch, we're offering over $125,000 in awards to inspired creators like you.
It's free to join. Click here to Signup

 

(2) 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.

 

(3) MATERIALIZE: Sculpture Using Digital Fabrication

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: http://liberal-arts.wright.edu/art-galleries/article/materialize-call-for-entries
Deadline: Midnight EST Sunday, August 24

 

(4) 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

 

(5) NICHE Awards CALL FOR ENTRIES

NICHE magazine has opened the application for the 2015 NICHE Awards program. This program has been ongoing annually since 1989 to recognize fine artists in America and Canada. Both student artists and professional artists are invited to apply, and compete in separate divisions. All finalists get the chance to show their work at the American Made Show in Washington DC in January. Winners will be announced there, and receive certificate, trophy, listing on the NICHE Awards website and listing in the Spring 2015 NICHE magazine.
Deadline: August 18, 2014
For more information and application: http://www.nicheawards.com/

 

(6) ArtSlant Prize ROUND THREE OPEN NOW

Round Three for the ArtSlant Prize is open for entries. The ArtSlant Prize is a year-long competition, judged over six rounds ending with the ArtSlant Prize Exhibition during Art Basel. This competition is for emerging artists with aesthetic, conceptual and political ideas showing revealed through their work. A new Student Track has been added to the ArtSlant Prize this year for any student in a BFA or MFA program. The ArtSlant Prize includes cash prizes to winners, as well as other monetary and exhibitory benefits.
Deadline: May 22 (for Round Three; later deadlines for later rounds)
For more information: http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/8456

 

(7) OHIO ARTISTS WANTED!

The Artists of Rubber City are asking for submissions for their book exhibition “Present Tense.” Work is accepted in any medium, and will be put in the exhibition in the photograph that the artist submits. The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age and older who are living in Ohio. Work must be recent and original. The exhibition, in book form, will be available in libraries across the state.
Deadline: July 26, 2014
For more information: http://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=292

 

(8) Artists of Rubber City: Present Tense, Contemporary Art in Ohio
A Juried Exhibition in Print

The Artists of Rubber City seeks submissions of recent, quality, contemporary artworks from Ohio artists for a juried in-print-only exhibition, titled Present Tense, Contemporary Art in Ohio, A Juried Exhibition in Print, to be published November of 2014. This is open to artist at least 18 years of age, collaborations and teams are eligible, work must be original, and no more than three years old. Artists submitting static work may submit up to five images: $25 for the first two images, $5 for each additional image. Submit only one image per artwork. Artists submitting video, sound, installation, or performance based artwork may submit no more than two pieces for the $25 fee.
For more information: http://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=292
Deadline: July 26, 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

 

(2) THE BANFF CENTRE FALL VISUAL ARTS RESIDENCIES

Thematic Residencies

Personal artistic development is encouraged through this group work residency that involves peer interaction, discussion, studio work, lectures and much more. These residencies center around some theme that the entire group works together on. The residency period is November 3 - December 12, 2014
For more information and application: http://www.banffcentre.ca/
Deadline: May 21

"In Kind" Negotiations with Raymond Boisjoly

This residency, led by artist Raymond Boisjoly, explores the issues regarding other artists working on similar or the same issues and questions. This residency allows for the opportunity to delve into and discuss this area. The residency period is November 3 - December 12, 2014
For more information and application: http://www.banffcentre.ca/
Deadline: May 21

Banff Artist in Residence

This is residency is more individual, offering unlimited studio access, plus access to a wide array of facilities. This is a chance to get away from the world and make art. The residency periods are Late Fall, running from November 3 - December 12, 2014, and Early Winter, running from January 19 – February 27, 2015.
For more information and application: http://www.banffcentre.ca/
Deadline for Late Fall: May 21
Deadline for Early Winter: June 18

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