Here are a few opportunities on our radar!
We are often asked about the best way to build one’s resume, particularly for emerging artists or those early in their career. Juried exhibitions can be one way to get your work out there, in front of gallerists and curators. You don’t need a whole body of work – just one or two pieces. Additionally, the applications are typically fairly easy. Getting in such a show is a line on your resume and…PRIZES. Yes. there’s a potential to win an award (money!).
What: 19th Annual National Juried Works on Paper Competition
Where: Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Long Beach Island, NJ.
Eligibility: The competition and exhibition is open to emerging as well as established artists working in the continental US. Works on Paper can include but is not limited to Drawing, Painting on Paper, hand pulled Prints, Photographic Prints, Digital Works on Paper, and wall-hung paper constructions.
Fee: $35 for 3 entries.
Juror: Jane Panetta, Associate Curator, the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC.
Awards: Three cash Prizes and three Honorable Mentions
Deadline: May 5 via Call For Entry application.
Exhibition dates and reception: June 2-26; Reception and Awards: June 18, 5-7pm.
in the round pedestal pieces.
More details can be found here.
What: Video Screening and Performance Event, entitled The Gaze.
Where: Brooklyn Art Cluster
Eligibility: Please submit the following materials by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “The gaze” in the subject line. • An overview page with; name of artist, mailing address, email address and website(optional) • Artist statement and brief bio • For video arts, up to 2 video works can be submitted via YouTube or Vimeo Links. • A checklist for video works submitted. Include number, artist name, title, year, medium, dimensions and prices.
Fee: $25 (nonrefundable). Please send the fee via Paypal. Paypal account ID is email@example.com
Juror: Shlomit Dror is a curator and writer working in Greater New York. For the past decade she has worked in various institutions, including El Museo del Barrio, The Felix Torres Gonzales Foundation, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Inchoen Women Artists Biennale, among others. In her most recent position as the consulting curator of American Art at the Newark Museum, she oversaw, organized and curated a large-scale group exhibition: Ready or Not: 2014 New Jersey Arts Annual. Shlomit received an MA in Museum Studies from New York University and a BA in Art History and Latin American Studies from Bard College.
Deadline: April 26, 2017 via instructions above.
Exhibition dates and reception: May 19 -June 17; reception May 19.
Mid-career artists, you must throw your name in the hat for this award, one of the most prestigious in our region. I bet you can think of a lot of things you would do with $10,000 to support your work.
What: The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art awards $10,000 to an artist whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. The award is presented by Society 1858, a member auxiliary group of the Gibbes Museum of Art.
Eligibility: Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia are eligible. Entries are accepted exclusively through the website 1858prize.org using the SlideRoom submission management program. No late or incomplete submissions will be accepted.
Fee: $25 application fee
Juror: A panel will select the winner.
Deadline: 11:59pm on May 31 via Slideroom.
More details can be found here.