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Call for Artists / Creative Placemaking / Davidson, Williamson, Maury Counties

WSP USA Inc. (WSP), is commissioning a group of artists to provide creative placemaking and community engagement services as part of the South Corridor Study this year. WSP, a planning and engineering firm, has been selected by the Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) to undertake a study of mobility alternatives for the transportation corridor that connects Davidson, Williamson and Maury counties. The purpose of this Call to Artists is to create a pre-qualified roster of artists who will be selected for assignments as they become available. 
For more information visit: https://www.southcorridor.org/


The North Carolina Statuary Hall Selection Committee is pleased to invite you to participate in this Call for Artists RFQ. The work will be to place a statue of the Rev. Dr. Billy Graham in the U.S. Capitol as part of their Statuary Hall permanent collection. See RFQ.

Up to 15 works will be selected to exhibit October 4, 2019–October 4, 2020, on the handsome grounds of Auburn’s Arts District. This is the fourth installment of this popular exhibition and promises to be the biggest and best yet.Won’t you be a part of it all?
LEARN MORE AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TODAY


Imagine Museum seeks inspirational works for our upcoming exhibition entitled PIVOT. The aim of the exhibition is to display works of art which reveal a “Pivotal” moment in the artist career path, process, and/or artistic direction. Work that represents a bold, new path of expression by the artist and communicates this shift in a visual exchange between artist and viewer.

PIVOT is a studio glass exhibition exploring works that reflect an individual’s shift and creative change in artistic development, abilities, personality, interests and story.

Details and application on museum’s website https://www.imaginemuseum.com/exhibitions/call-to-artists-pivot/


2020 Embracing Our Differences International Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity

Submission deadline: October 8, 2019

Since 2004, Embracing Our Differences has used the power of art and prose to promote diversity. The centerpiece of Embracing Our Differences is an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images (12.5 feet by 16 feet) created by local, national and international artists and writers. The display reflects the artists’ interpretations of the theme “enriching lives through diversity.” The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota. The 2019 exhibit hosted 218,000 visitors to Bayfront Park, bringing total attendance, since 2004, to more than 2,920,000.

The winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message. Awards are given for “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People’s Choice” categories, with the last chosen by visitors to the exhibit. Adult winners each receive $1,000; students receive $1,000 with $500 to be directed to the student and $500 to their school’s art program, if they worked under the direction of an educator.

The 2020 exhibit will be displayed beginning January 18 in Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota. 

No Entry Fee. 

Additional submission requirements and past winning entries are available at http://embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art/


The Appalachian Center for Craft (ACC) is pleased to receive submission proposals from artists/craftspeople and curators for exhibitions for 2020 and beyond.

Applications will only be accepted by email or through WeTransfer. Proposals for this call will be accepted until midnight, Sunday, June 30. Questions? Please contact: Debra Ruzinsky, Director, Appalachian Center for CraftEmail: druzinsky@tntech.eduPhone: 931-372-6875 Submit your proposal to: Email: druzinsky@tntech.edu


Call for Entries: 20th Master Woodworkers Show

The East Tennessee Woodworker’s Guild and the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville are pleased to announce a call for entries for the 20th Master Woodworkers Show. The goal of this biennial juried show is to highlight the work of craftspeople and artists in East Tennessee and the surrounding region. The 2019 show calls for all types of woodwork, from traditional to whimsical, in fine furniture, cabinetry, turning, sculpture, and lutherie. Selected works will be displayed in the main gallery of the Emporium Center at 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville’s downtown arts anchor location, from November 1-3, 2019. The Emporium is free and open to the public.

The deadline for entries to be received is Thursday, August 1, 2019.

Please visit http://www.masterwoodworkers.org for more information, to download an exhibitor application, and to join the mailing list.


The Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C. exhibition — called “Coined in the South” — will feature modern and contemporary art of all aesthetics, themes and mediums, and will be on view from Oct. 12, 2019 until February 16, 2020 at The Mint Museum’s uptown location. It’s put on in collaboration with our Young Affiliates of the Mint group. . The deadline to apply is June 15, and the purse totals $15,000. 

The purpose of this show is simple: to bridge the gap between the museum, the gallery, and the studio and to showcase fresh and innovative works that have not yet been seen by a broader audience. Established and emerging artists alike are encouraged to apply — the man requirement is that the artist must current work in the Southeast or be from the region (hence: the name). 

The exhibition’s top award, selected by the jurors, is a cash prize of $10,000, while the second-prize winner, selected by the Young Affiliates of the Mint, is $5,000. There also will be an audience-favorite award, a non-cash honor issued at the conclusion of the show. 

Please forward this information to anyone you think may be interested! 

Here is a link to all of the nitty-gritty information about the exhibition and how to enter. If artists have any questions, they should email the co-chair Kaitlyn McElwee atyam.artshow@mintmuseum.org

Artists will be notified August 1, if their work has been accepted.

Again, the deadline for entries is June 15. Visit http://www.youngaffiliates.org/artshow for all relevant information on applying! 


stARTup Art Fair Houston 2019: Call for Artists

stARTup Art Fair Houston is the contemporary art fair designed for artists, by artists.

Our three-day fair is October 11-13, 2019 at the historic Hotel Icon, where authentic Texas charm meets contemporary luxury in the heart of downtown Houston. stARTup takes place concurrently with the Texas Contemporary gallery fair, 10 blocks away. Participating artists will have a fantastic opportunity to expose new work to a myriad of collectors, curators, gallery owners, art consultants, and writers who will be coming to the city for a weekend of contemporary art.

The core mission of stARTup Art Fair is to provide a marketplace that gives artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms. All sales proceeds belong 100% to the artists.

Applications for stARTup Art Fair Houston will be accepted through July 28th, 2019. Those selected from the open application process will each take over a hotel room for the course of three days to present a solo show of their work. Through its democratic, online application, artists get the opportunity to have their work reviewed by an impressive Selection Committee with a diverse range of art world professionals:

There are application and exhibitor fees.  For more information please visit:

https://www.startupartfair.com/exhibitor-rooms


Call for Artists. Hudson Vallery MOCA in Peekskill, NY is presenting its 1st Annual Juried Exhibition this August 10 – September 8, 2019.  Legacy Russell, Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, is jurying the show’s inaugural presentation.

We have dedicated 8,000 square feet to the installation and are excited to present and celebrate artists from across the United States.  To this end, we are hoping to spread the word to all corners of the country!

Here is a link to our website to read more about the exhibition or our institution.


Artists from across the United States are invited to apply for the 41st Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair hosted on the front lawn of Centennial Park this October 11, 12, and 13. The application fee is $35 and the deadline to apply is July 15, 2019.

Apply via Zapplication: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=7331.

The Tennessee Craft fair offers many benefits to artist participants, including 24-hour security, convenient load-in and out directly behind their booth (weather permitting), and complimentary breakfast and parking, , along with professional advertising and promotion. Additionally, each fair welcomes a new jury panel.  

Tennessee Craft is excited to present unique American handmade craft from juried and award-winning artists nationwideThe fall fair is also a keystone event during theTennessee Craft Week celebration of craft.

Tennessee Craft fairs are the premier outdoor events for artists to showcase and sell their work by connecting to the community and demonstrating their craft knowledge. One of two signature fairs, held each spring and fall, the Tennessee Craft Fall Fair is the largest craft fair of its caliber in the region, serving approximately 45,000 visitors in Nashville’s high-traffic midtown park. Through the fairs and a robust calendar of year-round programs, Tennessee Craft continues to inspire future generations of craft artists and collectors.

For more information, please call 615.736.7600 or email fairs@tennesseecraft.org.


Open Call to Artists: “Tennessee Life Reflections Open Show”
Presented by the Community Artists League of Athens 

– Open to all artists 18 and older
– Must be original artworks completed in the last two years with proper hanging system
– Accepting 2-D and 3-D artwork
– Prizes awarded
– Receiving entries Thursday Aug. 1, 2019 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Living Heritage Museum, 522 W. Madison Ave. Athens, Tn 37303
– Judging results and Awards Reception, Saturday Aug. 3, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. in the Museum Guild Room
– Show entry fees: Non-members-$30 up to three pieces, CAL Members- $20 up to three pieces

For more info contact Becky Pico @ 423-508-5953


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