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NOWOH Call for Art

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The Northwest Ohio (NowOH) Community Art Exhibition is looking for Ohio artists to participate in its annual comprehensive survey of regional artwork to be held July 15 – July 30, at the Fine Arts Center Galleries of Bowling Green State  University, Bowling Green OH 43403.  NowOH  supports regional artists by providing a yearly opportunity to display work in a professional gallery setting. Ohio artists living in the following Ohio counties are eligible to participate: Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Sandusky, Seneca, Williams and Wood. The exhibition is open to work in a variety of media  with awards presented in several categories.

The juror for this year’s NowOH exhibit is Detroit-based writer, activist, photographer and multimedia artist Sarah Rose Sharp. Sharp writes about art and culture for Art in AmericaHyperallergicFlashArtKnight Arts, and others. In 2015, she was named a  Kresge Literary Arts Fellow for Arts Criticism and was a 2016 participant in the Art Writer’s Grant Mentorship Program.

All work submitted that meets the requirements in the Prospectus  will be included in the show.

There is a small entry fee of $15  for artists 16-18, $30 for artists 19 and up.

Deadline for entry is July 1

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Installation detail,  NowOH 2015

 

 

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Call for Entry: Real American

Ann Arbor Art Center is seeking work for Real American, a juried exhibition to be held in 117 Gallery at the Art Center from July 1 through August 17, 2016. The deadline for entry is June 12, 2016.  The juror is Peter Baker, an Ann Arbor photographer whose work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, ESPN The Magazine, National Geographic Traveler. All art media are welcome.

Entry fee is $35.00

Entry Deadline: 6/12/16

What is “Real American”? We seek to explore then generational, ethnographic, cultural, and anthropological ideals of what the word American means. From fresh apple pie to Budweiser, the Star Spangled Banner to Party in the USA, what is the modern American experience? Are we entering the sci-fi World of Tomorrow, longing for the Norman Rockwell past, or painting ourselves into an Idiocracy? If our culture is our biggest export, what kind of image are we presenting to the world? This exhibition seeks artworks that span the spectrum from whimsical to austere, nostalgic to provocative. Artworks may consist of images from popular and visual culture, contain everyday objects assembled in unexpected ways, or incorporate stars and stripes.real american

Awards:
$500 Best In Show
$200 2nd Place
$100 3rd Place
Two Honorable Mentions

Artists are invited to submit up to three images as jpeg files per entry. Artworks should have been created within the past three years and not previously shown in any Ann Arbor Art Center exhibitions. All media are welcome.

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Second Annual Pop X Call for Proposals

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This is the second year for this community-based installation project. Artists are invited to submit work and/or proposals for installations. POP•X 2016 will run September 22 – October 1 in Liberty Plaza Park, Ann Arbor.

Entry Deadline: April, 5, 2016
Submission fee: $35

  • Requesting proposals for art installations in 100 sqft. art pavilions.
    • Open to all interested artists, designers, and curators, submitting as an individual or team. One entry per individual artist or curator or per team.
    • A $1,000 stipend per installation will be given to the individuals and teams selected for exhibition.

Ideal proposals for the interior installations value sustained or interactive engagement of visitors, inspiring them with thought-provoking or fun expressions of contemporary arts. Installations may include any form of artistic expression, including, but not limited to art that responds to the immediate environment or encourages community engagement through social practice.

APPLY HERE

Re:Formation Call for Art

Accomplished independent curators Rocco DePietro and Gloria Pritschet of  Gallery Project are planning their  4th dual-site exhibition entitled Re:Formation. The exhibit  will open in August, 2016, in a modified 17,000 sq foot 50’s department store space in downtown Toledo, OH, and then move to the Ann Arbor Art Center in downtown Ann Arbor in mid-September-October.  The Toledo site has abundant space for large scale installation and 3-D work. Artists interested in participating in this exhibit should send jpg images and/or proposals to: galleryproject@gmail.com

Re: Formation examines this unique moment when ordinary people are declaring, ala Peter Finch, “I am mad as hell and I won’t take it anymore.”  What is different at this time is that people who have been silent, or silenced, are standing up, speaking out, and, mobilizing for needed change.  Highly divergent in life styles with broad-ranging backgrounds, beliefs and values, these individuals are expressing justifiable anger at the accumulation of horrific events and unrelenting injustices that characterize our current era. They are teaming up, across race, gender, politics, and social status with empathy and compassion for their fellow human beings.  Their actions are reestablishing belief in a positive future based on fairness, equity, and genuine possibility for all.  Is this a tipping point, a moment for reform, or even a revolution?  Or is it just another blip before capitulation and regression?

The exhibit challenges artists to express, in all media and in any size including large installation, their perspective of this time of Re: Formation.  What is shifting? How are these shifts taking form? How do you experience this time of formation?  What is your relationship to it, its impacts on you, your participation in this awareness and militancy? What can or should be done?  What outcomes might result and what will the future look like?  Re: Formation invites artists to actively express this unfolding reality as observers, participants, documentarians, conjurers and critics.

Artwork for Re: Formation depicts:

  •  the process of pivotal change in perception, perspective, assumptions, beliefs,      habits, choices and actions;
  • dramatic relationship changes among people, objects, and places;
  •  bold, redirected thinking and resulting responses about crucial issues;
  •  new forms and structures of a transformed society;
  •  movement in a transformative direction such as towards alternative futures;
  •  recent horrific events and gradual eroding events, their aftermath, and possible solutions;
  •  classism and prejudice in issues of social justice;
  •  conditions that force change; and
  •  challenges to the status quo.

 

 

Hatchback 10 Call for Art

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Hatch Gallery and Studios, located at 3456 Evaline in Hamtramck, Michigan, has issued a call for artists for Hatchback 10, its annual art exhibition and sale. The due date for applications is March 7, with artist notification on March 14. There is no fee.  The Juror is James Dozier, an accomplished multimedia visual artist represented by Ferndale’s Batista Gallery. Mr. Dozier reports via e-newsletter on art exhibits and cultural events throughout the Detroit area.

There is a limit of 3 images per artist; all media are accepted. All artwork must be for sale. HATCH will take a 30% commission from artwork sold during the exhibition. Entries will be judged from digital files. Images should be about 800 pixels at their longest side. Include the artist’s name in the digital file name.  Entries may be submitted via email or on the Hatch website.  For more information and to apply,  go to: http://www.hatchart.org/hatchback

Hatchback 10 will be on view in the Hatch Gallery from  April 2 to April 30. An opening  reception will be held on April 2 from 6-10 p.m. Gallery hours: Saturdays, 1-6 p.m., with participating artist talks weekly on Saturdays at 2 p.m.

 

 

Ann Arbor Art Center Call for Work Art Now: Photography

 

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The Ann Arbor Art Center is accepting applications for  the annual juried Art Now series of exhibits at Gallery 117, this one focusing on photography. ART NOW: PHOTOGRAPHY will highlight photographic artists that are able to use the world as a raw material to communicate their own visions and experiences. While the processes may vary significantly, this exhibition will highlight innovative artists working in photography whose practices shapes what Photography is in 2016.

Juror Millee Tibbs is a visual artist residing in Detroit, MI. Her work has been shown throughout the United States and Latin America, including solo exhibitions at Blue Sky Gallery – Oregon Center for Photographic Arts, Notre Dame University, the University of Massachusetts (Lowell), La Patronal Espacio Proyecto (Buenos Aires), and El Centro Cultural de España (Santo Domingo). Recently, she was included in “After Ansel Adams” (Museum of Photographic  Arts, San Diego), and “America in View: Landscape Photography: 1865 to Now, (RISD Museum, Providence). Tibbs’ work is held in the permanent collections of the RISD Museum, the Portland Art Museum, and in the Midwest Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago). She has won numerous awards including studio residencies at the MacDowell Colony, VCCA, Jentel, the Santa Fe Art Institute, and LPEP in Buenos Aires; as well as Puffin Foundation West and ISE Cultural Foundation grants. Tibbs is currently an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University.

Artists may submit a minimum of 1, or maximum 3 images or total media.  There is an entry fee of $35. Deadline for submissions is March 13.  For more information and to apply: http://www.annarborartcenter.org/exhibitions/art-now-photography-2016/

 

Solo Exhibit Opportunity at Whitdel

Whitdel Arts, located at 1250  Hubbard Street in Detroit, is accepting submissions for solo shows to be held in April/May of 2016.  Whitdel is an attractive and well-lighted, non- profit street-level exhibition space in Detroit where I’ve shown my work from time to time. Calls for Art at Whitdel draw applicants nationally. I’ve seen the work of many first-rate artists from Chicago and New York there as well as great art from Southeast Michigan and the Toledo area. My experience with the gallery has been uniformly positive, and I would recommend it to any artist who would like to explore exhibition opportunities in Detroit and who feels it’s time for a comprehensive survey of his/her work.

Usually the shows at Whitdel are booked at least a  year in advance, but  a couple of slots have opened up for  April and May of this year (prime time!) There is a small application fee of $15. For more information on how to apply go to: http://www.whitdelarts.com/solo-show/

 

Call for Art: Borders

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Walter E. Terhune Gallery at the Owens
Center for Fine and Performing Arts
March 4 — 31, 2016

Where do we find them and how do they shape us?
Why do we embrace or reject them?
When does a unifying contour become a divisional line?

Artists from the Great Lakes region are invited to enter a juried exhibition considering these and other questions related to the borders we find in contemporary life. Hosted by River House Arts and Owens Community Center for Fine and Performing Arts, the exhibition is an opportunity for both emerging and mid-career artists, including those working collaboratively. Submissions from artists 18 years of age and older will be accepted through the online service CaFÉ at CallForEntry.org through February 1, 2016. There is an entry fee of $30
The Juror : Sarah Rose Sharp writes about art and culture in the greater Midwest region for Art in America, Hyperallergic, KnightArts, ZIPR Magazine, and other arts publications. She was named a 2015 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow for Arts Criticism and was just named as a participant in the 2016 International Art Critics Association/USA Section (AICA/USA) and the Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program.
The complete prospectus can be found at www.riverhousearts.com

 

Bethany House Looking for Artists

Artist and Professor Erin Szavuly of Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio, is looking for artists to work on an arts project for Bethany House, a shelter for women and children who are fleeing domestic violence.

Artists are invited to create works that will hang in the main hallway of the residence.  There are 7 large panels already created, and more of various shapes and sizes are needed. The Bethany House administration seeks artworks that celebrate cultural diversity, empowerment and positivity. This project calls for completed artworks, and in addition, there is an opportunity to work alongside shelter residents to create art collaboratively on site.  The project is to be completed by mid-January.

If you are interested in contributing to this project, either by creating an artwork or by working on site with residents, contact Professor Szavuly :  eszavuly@lourdes.edu for an application.

Mattaei Botanical Garden Call for Art

University of Michigan’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens has issued a juried call for art to be installed in the garden’s conservatory November 28-January 3 as part of their winter exhibit. The theme is Forest and Tree: A Multitude of Gifts, and the show is open to all media. Artworks will be displayed throughout the conservatory building. Interested artists may send 3 images (72 dpi, maximum 1MB each) to mdbetz@umich.edu.

There is no fee to enter, deadline for entry is October 16. For additional information go to: http://bit.ly/1Kk7eCy