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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.

For more information go here:

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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.

 

 

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

Borders

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

Window Installation Opportunity in A2

mike-sivak-aquariumSorry for the rather poor quality of this photo, but I took this picture on my phone while walking around in downtown Ann Arbor.  This is an installation by talented A2 artist Mike Sivak whose beautifully crafted artworks often refer to devotional objects such as reliquaries and altars, all in the service of his reverence for art.

This installation is part of an ongoing program of  Ann Arbor Art Center which selects  artworks to appear in the “Aquarium” microgallery on Ashley Street near Liberty, adding some much-needed visual liveliness to an otherwise featureless  city block. The space is 8′ x 8′ x 2.5′

To quote the accompanying wall copy:

The Aquarium is a microgallery that hosts ten exhibitions annually.  The mission of the Aquarium is to showcase the work of regional artists working with alternative media such as installation, moving image and performance.  Artists are invited to fill the gallery in its entirety with a work of art that is unconventional and fun.

The Art Center is currently accepting proposals.   For more information about making a proposal for the Aquarium Gallery: http://www.annarborartcenter.org/exhibitions/galleries/

I noticed that the windows project is funded by an organization called the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation which I had never heard of.  Upon a little investigation I found out that this group provides mini grants to support the “creation of awesomeness in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area”  Their recent grants, in addition to the Aquarium project, include funding a mural on the Dos Hermanos Market in Ypsilanti. They have also recently funded projects by Bike A2 and Abundant Michigan Permaculture Ypsilanti. For more:  http://a2awesome.org/

Call For Artists/Curators Pop X Ann Arbor

POP X is a new public art program that combines art exhibitions and events in purpose-built architectural pavilions.  Sponsors include the Ann Arbor Art Center, the University of Michigan School of Architecture and the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. Ten spaces are available to an artist or a group of artists during this  cultural festival, to be held October 15-24, 2015.

According to the recent Ann Arbor Art Center press release:

“Artists and curators are invited to present concepts for exhibitions inside of 100 square foot pavilions that form the core place-making and presentation vehicles for the inaugural  POP X Festival in Ann Arbor’s downtown Liberty Plaza”

Pop X is open to all artists, but is probably most suitable for work that involves performance and/or installation.  There is a $35 entry fee, and the deadline for proposals is April 26th. For more information and a prospectus go to:

http://bit.ly/1xpMysY