Daily: Art Opportunities

A few more opportunities on our radar for you artists out there!

What: National juried exhibition, Nature and Neon
Where: Sandra J. Blain Galleries at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Exhibition Details: Landscape has been a prominent and historical subject matter explored by artists as they consider their relationship to the outdoors. Conversely, some contemporary artists seek to incorporate the kitsch, pop, and glamour of visual overload into their work. Juxtapositions between the natural and the artificial can be found everywhere and in almost every aspect of our lives. Submitted works for Nature and Neon could be about the commodification of nature, constructed natural environments, or an interpretation of the countryside that takes fantastical or surreal form. Arrowmont invites work of any artistic media including traditional fine art and craft, cross-disciplinary work, and exploratory art forms. Works could be inspired by the traditional pastoral or could be interpretations of pop art and urban motifs. This exhibition asks the artist to consider what is natural, what is unnatural, and how the intersection of both attempts to capture its own disparate beauty. Monetary prizes from $125 to $1000.
Eligibility: All emerging and professional artists 18 and over may apply. All media will be considered including book arts, ceramics, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, printmaking, wood, mixed media, video, and installation submissions will be accepted. If a piece contains a video component, the artist must indicate whether or not they can provide any of the necessary technological equipment for installation – not a requirement. All work must have been completed within the last two years. Current Arrowmont staff and residents may apply for the exhibition, but are ineligible to receive awards.
Juror: Garth Johnson, writer, educator, and curator of ceramics at the ASU Art Museum in Tempe, Arizona.
Exhibition Dates: December 16, 2017 – March 3, 2018; Opening Reception: January 12, 2018, 6-8pm.
Application deadline: Due by October 4th, 2017
How to submit: Via SlideRoom. $30 fee for 3 entries.

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What: Hambidge Artist Residency
Where: Rabun Gap, GA
Details: Hambidge provides a residency program that empowers talented individuals to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space that inspires individuals working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber.
Eligibility: Creative thinkers from throughout the United States and around the world; residencies are awarded by juried panels for two to eight weeks.
Dates: Hambidge’s Residency Program opens mid-February and closes mid-to late-December through the month of January. Application deadlines are January 15 (May through August residency), April 15 (September through December residency), and September 15 (mid-February through April residency)
Application deadline: September 15 (for mid-February through April residency). Additional deadlines January 15 and April 15.
How to submit: Via Slideroom. $30 application fee.

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What: Jentel Artist Residency Program
Where: Banner, WY
Details: Jentel offers time and a supportive environment for artists and writers to reflect on the creative process in a setting that preserves the agricultural and historical integrity of the land. Each resident receives a $400 stipend distributed in weekly increments to help defray living and meal preparation expenses during the program.
Eligibility: Any visual artist or writer over 25 currently residing in the United States or any U.S. citizen living abroad is eligible. Individuals currently enrolled in an academic institution are ineligible to apply until after they complete their program. Age, ethnicity, gender, or religious associations are of no significance in considering individuals for residency awards.
Dates: All residencies start the 15th of each month and end the 13th of the next month.
Application deadline: September 15
How to submit: Via submittable.

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What: MacDowell Colony
Where: Peterborough, NH
Details: MacDowell is a renowned artist residency program in New England. Participants remain in the program for up to eight weeks, with five weeks being most common.
Eligibility: The sole criterion for acceptance to the MacDowell Colony is artistic excellence. MacDowell defines excellence in a pluralistic and inclusive way, encouraging applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics. We welcome artists engaging in the broadest spectrum of artistic practice who are investigating an unlimited array of inquiries and concerns.
Dates: Applications are for the February 1-May 31, 2018 residency period (5-8 weeks for residencies).
Application deadline:
 September 15.
How to submit: Via slideroom.

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