ArsRSS Calls and Opportunities http://net18reaching.org/artrss/ Current Term Specific News Feed en-us Tue, 26 May 2020 03:00:01 -0500 240 <![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
ZelwiesBurger.jpg
Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
NYC6 017.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

NYC6 030.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[MarinMOCA 2021 Artist In Residence - Novato, CA]]> Found: deadline
$1,000 stipend. Deadline: Jul 1, 2020

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8bc489aea2c9aee7f9ea9a2a2cd66b06
<![CDATA[Art Explosion 2020 - Grayling, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$8,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 10, 2020

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4a02525fcd8d3383642a9ba084e0eb10
<![CDATA[Raise Your Voice - Tubac, AZ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,800 in awards. Deadline: Aug 10, 2020

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19b89ef5d54b8ca7b4d3bed1ccebf803
<![CDATA[Picturing Home: Online Photography Exhibition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$775 in awards. Deadline: Jun 21, 2020

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7e4e49add5ac74ce1ae0cc3690d02843
<![CDATA[DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts - DeLand, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$50,000+ in awards. Deadline: Aug 9, 2020

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07216766572d11883921249fb5977bf6
<![CDATA[Bold Expressions 2020 International Open Juried Art Show - Carmichael, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Aug 8, 2020

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1e1bc08f592d7184fb8cfd75eb9eb97c
<![CDATA[American Art Awards Scored By America's 25 Best Galleries - Online]]> Found: deadline
$7,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jul 30, 2020

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<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition - Park City, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: Jun 19, 2020

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95f25be537e7240cacc0313ee7596bc1
<![CDATA[PSWC Pastels USA 34th Annual International Exhibition - Morro Bay, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$12,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 19, 2020

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5023f5876d2d057f7050b1b55799ae0a
<![CDATA[Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 26, 2020

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d4ec78909b809a5630dc19a323c5730c
<![CDATA[Creative in Quarantine conversations]]> Found: award
Join Hirshhorn Museum curator emerita Phyllis Rosenzweig for a Creative in Quarantine conversation Thursday May 21 4-5pm. 

This is one in a series of weekly conversations produced by Day Eight’s Arts Writing Fellowship project and Cove Coworking during the corona quarantine. 

All events are free and to ensure interaction among attendees attendance is capped at 10. After registering a private link is provided to join on Zoom. The events are hosted by Robert Bettmann.

Phyllis Rosenzweig - Thur May 21 4-5pm

Phyllis Rosenzweig is curator emerita at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. At the Museum she organized exhibitions by contemporary artists such as Byron Kim, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Thomas Struth, and Lawrence Weiner. She has taught at George Washington University and at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and remains active in curatorial and publication projects. Register here.

Full series is in the “event” on Facebook and the next ones are:

Edward Winkleman - Wed May 27th 4-5pm

Edward Winkleman is Director of Digital Operations at John Wiley and Sons, an American multinational publishing company founded in 1807. He began his career in the art world with a series of guerilla-style exhibitions organized in New York and London under the name 'hit & run' and in 2001 co-founded Plus Ultra Gallery in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn, New York. Moving into Manhattan's gallery district in Chelsea in 2006, he changed the name of the gallery to Winkleman Gallery and the gallery's exhibitions were reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the New Yorker, TimeOut New York, and Art on Paper, among others. He authored an eponymous and highly influential blog about the art world and politics and was a contributing editor to the international blog Art World Salon. He lives in New York City.

Ron Charles - Tue June 2nd 4-5pm

Ron Charles is a book critic at The Washington Post. Prior to joining the Post, Charles was the book review editor and staff critic for seven years at The Christian Science Monitor. In 2010 he began a series of video book reviews for The Washington Post called "The Totally Hip Video Book Review". Sometimes featuring his wife, high school English teacher Dawn Charles, the videos are humorous reviews of books in the news and the art of book reviewing.

Maura Judkis - Thursday June 11 Noon-1pm

Maura Judkis is a features reporter covering culture, food, and the arts for the Washington Post. She has also received recognition as a humorist, essayist, food taster, and video presenter. In 2018 she won the James Beard Foundation media award for humor for her article about pumpkin spice. Since 2011, she has written for the Washington Post as a general assignment reporter in the Style section.

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21 May 2020, 5:00 am 2de71bdca056aaeb78dcc8d9a19a6d04
<![CDATA[The Covidian Age: $5,000 grants]]> Found: entry, entr
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/3bLqUVh

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20 May 2020, 5:00 am 99c144644381b54b6fa1538206138531
<![CDATA[Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series]]> Found: opportunity
Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series -- which offers a glimpse into the private collections of prominent contemporary art collectors in the DC area -- is online. While in previous years this series was held in the homes of their collector Hosts, this year, Transformer has re-imagined this series in response to current events.

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is a series of daily videos in which a different Host will share a favorite artwork in their private collections. This year's diverse lineup of Hosts include: Molly Donovan, Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art, Svetlana Legetic, Co-Founder and CEO of Brightest Young Things, and Lucian Perkins, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning independent photographer and filmmaker. 

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is free and registration is required. People who register will have access to a new video every Monday - Friday at 4pm throughout the month of June. 

Unique opportunity to have an intimate glimpse into the homes and collections of their Hosts!

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19 May 2020, 4:30 am 6a8193ee2125c660c9fe557faa4e6b33
<![CDATA[Artist Booster Grant 2020]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, awards, award
Just a reminder that tomorrow at midnight is the deadline to apply for an Artist Booster Grant 2020. Submissions to-date have been both fascinating - amazing artists - and heart breaking stories.

Please share with any and all you would like to encourage and support in the arts.

A View from the Inside Out, will award two unrestricted $500 grants to artists who are persisting in their work and community despite the turbulent times:

Two $500 unrestricted grants to support artists and their ongoing work in these challenging times. Organized by A View from the Inside Out, a mentor-mentee program that builds community art projects while advocating for ethical labor policies and practices.

Open to all artists. Period. No application fee. No restrictions on how the funds are used.

Deadline to apply: May 15 2020
Awards Announced: May 29 2020
To apply click here.

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14 May 2020, 3:30 am 4df21476e70b5a58e69f8d64597fcbac
<![CDATA[Call for funny animal pics]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are looking for funny wildlife images. The competition has six categories: 
• The Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Category 
• The Spectrum Creatures in the Air Category 
• The ThinkTank Photo Junior Category 
• The Amazing Internet Portfolio Category 
• The Olympus Underwater Category 
• The Video Clip Category. 

No Entry Fee. 

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9 May 2020, 2:54 pm 44b88e76166b356d1d15a900201070e2
<![CDATA[Available $$$ for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations]]> Found: deadline
More Than $1 Million Available for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations Struggling Due to COVID-19

Virginia’s state-wide arts and humanities councils will receive more than $1 million in federal funds designated for emergency relief to arts and cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 health crisis, according to a joint statement by Virginia Humanities and Virginia Commission for the Arts.

The funds are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress in March. The $2 trillion aid package includes $75 million each for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a portion of which will be sent to state and territorial arts and humanities councils to redistribute to nonprofit organizations in need.

Application information and eligibility requirements are now available on VirginiaHumanities.org and Arts.Virginia.gov. The deadline for museums, historic sites, and educational and cultural institutions to apply to Virginia Humanities is April 30 and the deadline for arts agencies to apply to the Virginia Commission for the Arts is May 8.

Virginia arts and cultural organizations can also apply directly to the NEH and NEA for aid of up to $300,000 (NEH) and $50,000 (NEA).

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7 May 2020, 4:30 am 6f22a3ba12a7ee9c9e1bf3ca78ffe506
<![CDATA[The Coronavirulization of the Self Portrait - Call for Artists!]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://www.coronaportrait.com/

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1 May 2020, 5:00 am 41f7f20e26f6852eaafc8c7cdc83d8fa
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: deadline, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has launched a grant for emerging photographers, aged 18-25, to support the creation of photographic images around the themes of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. They are looking for proposals for multi-media Projects around the theme of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. 

No Entry Fee. 

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24 April 2020, 3:30 am fc66d073c7731d09f1fdb94a62e06d2d
<![CDATA[The Corona Portrait Project]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. 

Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details here.

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19 April 2020, 8:32 pm 26b6e53d6f98eafb6c33f85e12f3a3b0
<![CDATA[City of Alexandra: Step up!!!]]> Found: jury
The City of Alexandria, Virginia owns the Torpedo Factory building - one of the greatest art jewels of the United States. In these strange times, this is what one of the artists who rents a studio in that building notes:
Its a surprising to me that the AlexandriaVA.gov hasn't waived rent for the artists at the Torpedo Factory. Actually, it disgusts me. I mean, I get it, it now runs on tax dollars and our rent but what is the Office Of The Arts (no facebook page, weird but unsurprising) going to do when they are faced with several empty studios come the end of this bc artists are struggling and don't want to face owing the city thousands of dollars? The city said they would waive rent for now but we'd have to pay it back, but they will work with us on a payment plan. No fucking way, I'm already struggling, not going into hock to a tyrannical government. "We're from the government and we're here to help."
The city really hasn't been very effective. There was one studio empty for months bc they couldn't fill it, another that is rented but the artist is never there, never. I know of at least 2 studios that will be empty soon, before this mess. Under the watch of the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association that never happened. Never. Ever. Maybe the city needs to reconsider allowing a thriving artist association to manage the studios again, or at the very least, allow our 2019 artists to sublet and be eligible for studios. After all, they went thru the same blind jury process that's been in place for 45 years and created the center that is today so beloved. Weird, right, that the city would draw such an arbitrary line, especially when they can't fill studios on a slow day. It sure will be interesting to see how this unfolds....

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18 April 2020, 3:09 pm 7bc7d867960ad2d9905d36cd5c5cc80c
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
The contest is organized by the International Basketball Foundation. This year, photographers and basketball lovers may submit their photos that best illustrate the theme WOMEN IN BASKETBALL. 

Each participant may submit a maximum of three images. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/2CazgIJ

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14 April 2020, 5:00 am ecf32e80fcb58abab6880e84080038e6
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
Artists from around the world are invited to design a poster on the theme “Zero Waste.” 

“Zero Waste” to remind the individuals what their responsibilities towards the environment are; It includes raising awareness of why we should attach importance to “Zero Waste” to leave a green Earth for future generations. Each artist may submit up to three posters. 

No Entry Fee. 

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13 April 2020, 5:00 am 70d989d5b465fdff4b387c0fa852dee8
<![CDATA[Need help with grants during the pandemic?]]> Found: deadlines, deadline
Through April 24, between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm ET, feel free to drop in to Americans for the Arts Zoom "Office Hours with Nina"


Nina will be available to help you navigate the complex web of funding opportunities, federal regulations, and deadlines related to the $2.2 trillion federal aid package in the CARES Act.

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11 April 2020, 2:00 pm 6f392b7c326beabc8f3c286478e5c6d2
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
ZelwiesBurger.jpg
Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
NYC6 017.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

NYC6 030.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[MarinMOCA 2021 Artist In Residence - Novato, CA]]> Found: deadline
$1,000 stipend. Deadline: Jul 1, 2020

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8bc489aea2c9aee7f9ea9a2a2cd66b06
<![CDATA[Art Explosion 2020 - Grayling, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$8,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 10, 2020

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4a02525fcd8d3383642a9ba084e0eb10
<![CDATA[Raise Your Voice - Tubac, AZ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,800 in awards. Deadline: Aug 10, 2020

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19b89ef5d54b8ca7b4d3bed1ccebf803
<![CDATA[Picturing Home: Online Photography Exhibition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$775 in awards. Deadline: Jun 21, 2020

]]>
7e4e49add5ac74ce1ae0cc3690d02843
<![CDATA[DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts - DeLand, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$50,000+ in awards. Deadline: Aug 9, 2020

]]>
07216766572d11883921249fb5977bf6
<![CDATA[Bold Expressions 2020 International Open Juried Art Show - Carmichael, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Aug 8, 2020

]]>
1e1bc08f592d7184fb8cfd75eb9eb97c
<![CDATA[American Art Awards Scored By America's 25 Best Galleries - Online]]> Found: deadline
$7,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jul 30, 2020

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967d46e6c37128eff8743a4188ad2ec3
<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition - Park City, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: Jun 19, 2020

]]>
95f25be537e7240cacc0313ee7596bc1
<![CDATA[PSWC Pastels USA 34th Annual International Exhibition - Morro Bay, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$12,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 19, 2020

]]>
5023f5876d2d057f7050b1b55799ae0a
<![CDATA[Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 26, 2020

]]>
d4ec78909b809a5630dc19a323c5730c
<![CDATA[Creative in Quarantine conversations]]> Found: award
Join Hirshhorn Museum curator emerita Phyllis Rosenzweig for a Creative in Quarantine conversation Thursday May 21 4-5pm. 

This is one in a series of weekly conversations produced by Day Eight’s Arts Writing Fellowship project and Cove Coworking during the corona quarantine. 

All events are free and to ensure interaction among attendees attendance is capped at 10. After registering a private link is provided to join on Zoom. The events are hosted by Robert Bettmann.

Phyllis Rosenzweig - Thur May 21 4-5pm

Phyllis Rosenzweig is curator emerita at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. At the Museum she organized exhibitions by contemporary artists such as Byron Kim, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Thomas Struth, and Lawrence Weiner. She has taught at George Washington University and at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and remains active in curatorial and publication projects. Register here.

Full series is in the “event” on Facebook and the next ones are:

Edward Winkleman - Wed May 27th 4-5pm

Edward Winkleman is Director of Digital Operations at John Wiley and Sons, an American multinational publishing company founded in 1807. He began his career in the art world with a series of guerilla-style exhibitions organized in New York and London under the name 'hit & run' and in 2001 co-founded Plus Ultra Gallery in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn, New York. Moving into Manhattan's gallery district in Chelsea in 2006, he changed the name of the gallery to Winkleman Gallery and the gallery's exhibitions were reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the New Yorker, TimeOut New York, and Art on Paper, among others. He authored an eponymous and highly influential blog about the art world and politics and was a contributing editor to the international blog Art World Salon. He lives in New York City.

Ron Charles - Tue June 2nd 4-5pm

Ron Charles is a book critic at The Washington Post. Prior to joining the Post, Charles was the book review editor and staff critic for seven years at The Christian Science Monitor. In 2010 he began a series of video book reviews for The Washington Post called "The Totally Hip Video Book Review". Sometimes featuring his wife, high school English teacher Dawn Charles, the videos are humorous reviews of books in the news and the art of book reviewing.

Maura Judkis - Thursday June 11 Noon-1pm

Maura Judkis is a features reporter covering culture, food, and the arts for the Washington Post. She has also received recognition as a humorist, essayist, food taster, and video presenter. In 2018 she won the James Beard Foundation media award for humor for her article about pumpkin spice. Since 2011, she has written for the Washington Post as a general assignment reporter in the Style section.

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21 May 2020, 5:00 am 2de71bdca056aaeb78dcc8d9a19a6d04
<![CDATA[The Covidian Age: $5,000 grants]]> Found: entry, entr
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/3bLqUVh

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20 May 2020, 5:00 am 99c144644381b54b6fa1538206138531
<![CDATA[Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series]]> Found: opportunity
Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series -- which offers a glimpse into the private collections of prominent contemporary art collectors in the DC area -- is online. While in previous years this series was held in the homes of their collector Hosts, this year, Transformer has re-imagined this series in response to current events.

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is a series of daily videos in which a different Host will share a favorite artwork in their private collections. This year's diverse lineup of Hosts include: Molly Donovan, Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art, Svetlana Legetic, Co-Founder and CEO of Brightest Young Things, and Lucian Perkins, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning independent photographer and filmmaker. 

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is free and registration is required. People who register will have access to a new video every Monday - Friday at 4pm throughout the month of June. 

Unique opportunity to have an intimate glimpse into the homes and collections of their Hosts!

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19 May 2020, 4:30 am 6a8193ee2125c660c9fe557faa4e6b33
<![CDATA[Artist Booster Grant 2020]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, awards, award
Just a reminder that tomorrow at midnight is the deadline to apply for an Artist Booster Grant 2020. Submissions to-date have been both fascinating - amazing artists - and heart breaking stories.

Please share with any and all you would like to encourage and support in the arts.

A View from the Inside Out, will award two unrestricted $500 grants to artists who are persisting in their work and community despite the turbulent times:

Two $500 unrestricted grants to support artists and their ongoing work in these challenging times. Organized by A View from the Inside Out, a mentor-mentee program that builds community art projects while advocating for ethical labor policies and practices.

Open to all artists. Period. No application fee. No restrictions on how the funds are used.

Deadline to apply: May 15 2020
Awards Announced: May 29 2020
To apply click here.

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14 May 2020, 3:30 am 4df21476e70b5a58e69f8d64597fcbac
<![CDATA[Call for funny animal pics]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are looking for funny wildlife images. The competition has six categories: 
• The Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Category 
• The Spectrum Creatures in the Air Category 
• The ThinkTank Photo Junior Category 
• The Amazing Internet Portfolio Category 
• The Olympus Underwater Category 
• The Video Clip Category. 

No Entry Fee. 

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9 May 2020, 2:54 pm 44b88e76166b356d1d15a900201070e2
<![CDATA[Available $$$ for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations]]> Found: deadline
More Than $1 Million Available for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations Struggling Due to COVID-19

Virginia’s state-wide arts and humanities councils will receive more than $1 million in federal funds designated for emergency relief to arts and cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 health crisis, according to a joint statement by Virginia Humanities and Virginia Commission for the Arts.

The funds are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress in March. The $2 trillion aid package includes $75 million each for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a portion of which will be sent to state and territorial arts and humanities councils to redistribute to nonprofit organizations in need.

Application information and eligibility requirements are now available on VirginiaHumanities.org and Arts.Virginia.gov. The deadline for museums, historic sites, and educational and cultural institutions to apply to Virginia Humanities is April 30 and the deadline for arts agencies to apply to the Virginia Commission for the Arts is May 8.

Virginia arts and cultural organizations can also apply directly to the NEH and NEA for aid of up to $300,000 (NEH) and $50,000 (NEA).

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7 May 2020, 4:30 am 6f22a3ba12a7ee9c9e1bf3ca78ffe506
<![CDATA[The Coronavirulization of the Self Portrait - Call for Artists!]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://www.coronaportrait.com/

]]>
1 May 2020, 5:00 am 41f7f20e26f6852eaafc8c7cdc83d8fa
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: deadline, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has launched a grant for emerging photographers, aged 18-25, to support the creation of photographic images around the themes of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. They are looking for proposals for multi-media Projects around the theme of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
24 April 2020, 3:30 am fc66d073c7731d09f1fdb94a62e06d2d
<![CDATA[The Corona Portrait Project]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. 

Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details here.

]]>
19 April 2020, 8:32 pm 26b6e53d6f98eafb6c33f85e12f3a3b0
<![CDATA[City of Alexandra: Step up!!!]]> Found: jury
The City of Alexandria, Virginia owns the Torpedo Factory building - one of the greatest art jewels of the United States. In these strange times, this is what one of the artists who rents a studio in that building notes:
Its a surprising to me that the AlexandriaVA.gov hasn't waived rent for the artists at the Torpedo Factory. Actually, it disgusts me. I mean, I get it, it now runs on tax dollars and our rent but what is the Office Of The Arts (no facebook page, weird but unsurprising) going to do when they are faced with several empty studios come the end of this bc artists are struggling and don't want to face owing the city thousands of dollars? The city said they would waive rent for now but we'd have to pay it back, but they will work with us on a payment plan. No fucking way, I'm already struggling, not going into hock to a tyrannical government. "We're from the government and we're here to help."
The city really hasn't been very effective. There was one studio empty for months bc they couldn't fill it, another that is rented but the artist is never there, never. I know of at least 2 studios that will be empty soon, before this mess. Under the watch of the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association that never happened. Never. Ever. Maybe the city needs to reconsider allowing a thriving artist association to manage the studios again, or at the very least, allow our 2019 artists to sublet and be eligible for studios. After all, they went thru the same blind jury process that's been in place for 45 years and created the center that is today so beloved. Weird, right, that the city would draw such an arbitrary line, especially when they can't fill studios on a slow day. It sure will be interesting to see how this unfolds....

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18 April 2020, 3:09 pm 7bc7d867960ad2d9905d36cd5c5cc80c
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
The contest is organized by the International Basketball Foundation. This year, photographers and basketball lovers may submit their photos that best illustrate the theme WOMEN IN BASKETBALL. 

Each participant may submit a maximum of three images. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/2CazgIJ

]]>
14 April 2020, 5:00 am ecf32e80fcb58abab6880e84080038e6
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
Artists from around the world are invited to design a poster on the theme “Zero Waste.” 

“Zero Waste” to remind the individuals what their responsibilities towards the environment are; It includes raising awareness of why we should attach importance to “Zero Waste” to leave a green Earth for future generations. Each artist may submit up to three posters. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
13 April 2020, 5:00 am 70d989d5b465fdff4b387c0fa852dee8
<![CDATA[Need help with grants during the pandemic?]]> Found: deadlines, deadline
Through April 24, between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm ET, feel free to drop in to Americans for the Arts Zoom "Office Hours with Nina"


Nina will be available to help you navigate the complex web of funding opportunities, federal regulations, and deadlines related to the $2.2 trillion federal aid package in the CARES Act.

]]>
11 April 2020, 2:00 pm 6f392b7c326beabc8f3c286478e5c6d2
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
ZelwiesBurger.jpg
Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[MarinMOCA 2021 Artist In Residence - Novato, CA]]> Found: deadline
$1,000 stipend. Deadline: Jul 1, 2020

]]>
8bc489aea2c9aee7f9ea9a2a2cd66b06
<![CDATA[Art Explosion 2020 - Grayling, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$8,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 10, 2020

]]>
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<![CDATA[Raise Your Voice - Tubac, AZ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,800 in awards. Deadline: Aug 10, 2020

]]>
19b89ef5d54b8ca7b4d3bed1ccebf803
<![CDATA[Picturing Home: Online Photography Exhibition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$775 in awards. Deadline: Jun 21, 2020

]]>
7e4e49add5ac74ce1ae0cc3690d02843
<![CDATA[DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts - DeLand, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$50,000+ in awards. Deadline: Aug 9, 2020

]]>
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<![CDATA[Bold Expressions 2020 International Open Juried Art Show - Carmichael, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Aug 8, 2020

]]>
1e1bc08f592d7184fb8cfd75eb9eb97c
<![CDATA[American Art Awards Scored By America's 25 Best Galleries - Online]]> Found: deadline
$7,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jul 30, 2020

]]>
967d46e6c37128eff8743a4188ad2ec3
<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition - Park City, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: Jun 19, 2020

]]>
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<![CDATA[PSWC Pastels USA 34th Annual International Exhibition - Morro Bay, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$12,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 19, 2020

]]>
5023f5876d2d057f7050b1b55799ae0a
<![CDATA[Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 26, 2020

]]>
d4ec78909b809a5630dc19a323c5730c
<![CDATA[Creative in Quarantine conversations]]> Found: award
Join Hirshhorn Museum curator emerita Phyllis Rosenzweig for a Creative in Quarantine conversation Thursday May 21 4-5pm. 

This is one in a series of weekly conversations produced by Day Eight’s Arts Writing Fellowship project and Cove Coworking during the corona quarantine. 

All events are free and to ensure interaction among attendees attendance is capped at 10. After registering a private link is provided to join on Zoom. The events are hosted by Robert Bettmann.

Phyllis Rosenzweig - Thur May 21 4-5pm

Phyllis Rosenzweig is curator emerita at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. At the Museum she organized exhibitions by contemporary artists such as Byron Kim, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Thomas Struth, and Lawrence Weiner. She has taught at George Washington University and at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and remains active in curatorial and publication projects. Register here.

Full series is in the “event” on Facebook and the next ones are:

Edward Winkleman - Wed May 27th 4-5pm

Edward Winkleman is Director of Digital Operations at John Wiley and Sons, an American multinational publishing company founded in 1807. He began his career in the art world with a series of guerilla-style exhibitions organized in New York and London under the name 'hit & run' and in 2001 co-founded Plus Ultra Gallery in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn, New York. Moving into Manhattan's gallery district in Chelsea in 2006, he changed the name of the gallery to Winkleman Gallery and the gallery's exhibitions were reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the New Yorker, TimeOut New York, and Art on Paper, among others. He authored an eponymous and highly influential blog about the art world and politics and was a contributing editor to the international blog Art World Salon. He lives in New York City.

Ron Charles - Tue June 2nd 4-5pm

Ron Charles is a book critic at The Washington Post. Prior to joining the Post, Charles was the book review editor and staff critic for seven years at The Christian Science Monitor. In 2010 he began a series of video book reviews for The Washington Post called "The Totally Hip Video Book Review". Sometimes featuring his wife, high school English teacher Dawn Charles, the videos are humorous reviews of books in the news and the art of book reviewing.

Maura Judkis - Thursday June 11 Noon-1pm

Maura Judkis is a features reporter covering culture, food, and the arts for the Washington Post. She has also received recognition as a humorist, essayist, food taster, and video presenter. In 2018 she won the James Beard Foundation media award for humor for her article about pumpkin spice. Since 2011, she has written for the Washington Post as a general assignment reporter in the Style section.

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21 May 2020, 5:00 am 2de71bdca056aaeb78dcc8d9a19a6d04
<![CDATA[The Covidian Age: $5,000 grants]]> Found: entry, entr
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/3bLqUVh

]]>
20 May 2020, 5:00 am 99c144644381b54b6fa1538206138531
<![CDATA[Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series]]> Found: opportunity
Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series -- which offers a glimpse into the private collections of prominent contemporary art collectors in the DC area -- is online. While in previous years this series was held in the homes of their collector Hosts, this year, Transformer has re-imagined this series in response to current events.

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is a series of daily videos in which a different Host will share a favorite artwork in their private collections. This year's diverse lineup of Hosts include: Molly Donovan, Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art, Svetlana Legetic, Co-Founder and CEO of Brightest Young Things, and Lucian Perkins, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning independent photographer and filmmaker. 

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is free and registration is required. People who register will have access to a new video every Monday - Friday at 4pm throughout the month of June. 

Unique opportunity to have an intimate glimpse into the homes and collections of their Hosts!

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19 May 2020, 4:30 am 6a8193ee2125c660c9fe557faa4e6b33
<![CDATA[Artist Booster Grant 2020]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, awards, award
Just a reminder that tomorrow at midnight is the deadline to apply for an Artist Booster Grant 2020. Submissions to-date have been both fascinating - amazing artists - and heart breaking stories.

Please share with any and all you would like to encourage and support in the arts.

A View from the Inside Out, will award two unrestricted $500 grants to artists who are persisting in their work and community despite the turbulent times:

Two $500 unrestricted grants to support artists and their ongoing work in these challenging times. Organized by A View from the Inside Out, a mentor-mentee program that builds community art projects while advocating for ethical labor policies and practices.

Open to all artists. Period. No application fee. No restrictions on how the funds are used.

Deadline to apply: May 15 2020
Awards Announced: May 29 2020
To apply click here.

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14 May 2020, 3:30 am 4df21476e70b5a58e69f8d64597fcbac
<![CDATA[Call for funny animal pics]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are looking for funny wildlife images. The competition has six categories: 
• The Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Category 
• The Spectrum Creatures in the Air Category 
• The ThinkTank Photo Junior Category 
• The Amazing Internet Portfolio Category 
• The Olympus Underwater Category 
• The Video Clip Category. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
9 May 2020, 2:54 pm 44b88e76166b356d1d15a900201070e2
<![CDATA[Available $$$ for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations]]> Found: deadline
More Than $1 Million Available for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations Struggling Due to COVID-19

Virginia’s state-wide arts and humanities councils will receive more than $1 million in federal funds designated for emergency relief to arts and cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 health crisis, according to a joint statement by Virginia Humanities and Virginia Commission for the Arts.

The funds are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress in March. The $2 trillion aid package includes $75 million each for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a portion of which will be sent to state and territorial arts and humanities councils to redistribute to nonprofit organizations in need.

Application information and eligibility requirements are now available on VirginiaHumanities.org and Arts.Virginia.gov. The deadline for museums, historic sites, and educational and cultural institutions to apply to Virginia Humanities is April 30 and the deadline for arts agencies to apply to the Virginia Commission for the Arts is May 8.

Virginia arts and cultural organizations can also apply directly to the NEH and NEA for aid of up to $300,000 (NEH) and $50,000 (NEA).

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7 May 2020, 4:30 am 6f22a3ba12a7ee9c9e1bf3ca78ffe506
<![CDATA[The Coronavirulization of the Self Portrait - Call for Artists!]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://www.coronaportrait.com/

]]>
1 May 2020, 5:00 am 41f7f20e26f6852eaafc8c7cdc83d8fa
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: deadline, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has launched a grant for emerging photographers, aged 18-25, to support the creation of photographic images around the themes of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. They are looking for proposals for multi-media Projects around the theme of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
24 April 2020, 3:30 am fc66d073c7731d09f1fdb94a62e06d2d
<![CDATA[The Corona Portrait Project]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. 

Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details here.

]]>
19 April 2020, 8:32 pm 26b6e53d6f98eafb6c33f85e12f3a3b0
<![CDATA[City of Alexandra: Step up!!!]]> Found: jury
The City of Alexandria, Virginia owns the Torpedo Factory building - one of the greatest art jewels of the United States. In these strange times, this is what one of the artists who rents a studio in that building notes:
Its a surprising to me that the AlexandriaVA.gov hasn't waived rent for the artists at the Torpedo Factory. Actually, it disgusts me. I mean, I get it, it now runs on tax dollars and our rent but what is the Office Of The Arts (no facebook page, weird but unsurprising) going to do when they are faced with several empty studios come the end of this bc artists are struggling and don't want to face owing the city thousands of dollars? The city said they would waive rent for now but we'd have to pay it back, but they will work with us on a payment plan. No fucking way, I'm already struggling, not going into hock to a tyrannical government. "We're from the government and we're here to help."
The city really hasn't been very effective. There was one studio empty for months bc they couldn't fill it, another that is rented but the artist is never there, never. I know of at least 2 studios that will be empty soon, before this mess. Under the watch of the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association that never happened. Never. Ever. Maybe the city needs to reconsider allowing a thriving artist association to manage the studios again, or at the very least, allow our 2019 artists to sublet and be eligible for studios. After all, they went thru the same blind jury process that's been in place for 45 years and created the center that is today so beloved. Weird, right, that the city would draw such an arbitrary line, especially when they can't fill studios on a slow day. It sure will be interesting to see how this unfolds....

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18 April 2020, 3:09 pm 7bc7d867960ad2d9905d36cd5c5cc80c
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
The contest is organized by the International Basketball Foundation. This year, photographers and basketball lovers may submit their photos that best illustrate the theme WOMEN IN BASKETBALL. 

Each participant may submit a maximum of three images. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/2CazgIJ

]]>
14 April 2020, 5:00 am ecf32e80fcb58abab6880e84080038e6
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
Artists from around the world are invited to design a poster on the theme “Zero Waste.” 

“Zero Waste” to remind the individuals what their responsibilities towards the environment are; It includes raising awareness of why we should attach importance to “Zero Waste” to leave a green Earth for future generations. Each artist may submit up to three posters. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
13 April 2020, 5:00 am 70d989d5b465fdff4b387c0fa852dee8
<![CDATA[Need help with grants during the pandemic?]]> Found: deadlines, deadline
Through April 24, between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm ET, feel free to drop in to Americans for the Arts Zoom "Office Hours with Nina"


Nina will be available to help you navigate the complex web of funding opportunities, federal regulations, and deadlines related to the $2.2 trillion federal aid package in the CARES Act.

]]>
11 April 2020, 2:00 pm 6f392b7c326beabc8f3c286478e5c6d2
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
ZelwiesBurger.jpg
Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
NYC6 017.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

NYC6 030.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

]]>
1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[MarinMOCA 2021 Artist In Residence - Novato, CA]]> Found: deadline
$1,000 stipend. Deadline: Jul 1, 2020

]]>
8bc489aea2c9aee7f9ea9a2a2cd66b06
<![CDATA[Art Explosion 2020 - Grayling, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$8,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 10, 2020

]]>
4a02525fcd8d3383642a9ba084e0eb10
<![CDATA[Raise Your Voice - Tubac, AZ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,800 in awards. Deadline: Aug 10, 2020

]]>
19b89ef5d54b8ca7b4d3bed1ccebf803
<![CDATA[Picturing Home: Online Photography Exhibition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$775 in awards. Deadline: Jun 21, 2020

]]>
7e4e49add5ac74ce1ae0cc3690d02843
<![CDATA[DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts - DeLand, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$50,000+ in awards. Deadline: Aug 9, 2020

]]>
07216766572d11883921249fb5977bf6
<![CDATA[Bold Expressions 2020 International Open Juried Art Show - Carmichael, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Aug 8, 2020

]]>
1e1bc08f592d7184fb8cfd75eb9eb97c
<![CDATA[American Art Awards Scored By America's 25 Best Galleries - Online]]> Found: deadline
$7,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jul 30, 2020

]]>
967d46e6c37128eff8743a4188ad2ec3
<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition - Park City, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: Jun 19, 2020

]]>
95f25be537e7240cacc0313ee7596bc1
<![CDATA[PSWC Pastels USA 34th Annual International Exhibition - Morro Bay, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$12,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 19, 2020

]]>
5023f5876d2d057f7050b1b55799ae0a
<![CDATA[Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 26, 2020

]]>
d4ec78909b809a5630dc19a323c5730c
<![CDATA[Creative in Quarantine conversations]]> Found: award
Join Hirshhorn Museum curator emerita Phyllis Rosenzweig for a Creative in Quarantine conversation Thursday May 21 4-5pm. 

This is one in a series of weekly conversations produced by Day Eight’s Arts Writing Fellowship project and Cove Coworking during the corona quarantine. 

All events are free and to ensure interaction among attendees attendance is capped at 10. After registering a private link is provided to join on Zoom. The events are hosted by Robert Bettmann.

Phyllis Rosenzweig - Thur May 21 4-5pm

Phyllis Rosenzweig is curator emerita at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. At the Museum she organized exhibitions by contemporary artists such as Byron Kim, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Thomas Struth, and Lawrence Weiner. She has taught at George Washington University and at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and remains active in curatorial and publication projects. Register here.

Full series is in the “event” on Facebook and the next ones are:

Edward Winkleman - Wed May 27th 4-5pm

Edward Winkleman is Director of Digital Operations at John Wiley and Sons, an American multinational publishing company founded in 1807. He began his career in the art world with a series of guerilla-style exhibitions organized in New York and London under the name 'hit & run' and in 2001 co-founded Plus Ultra Gallery in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn, New York. Moving into Manhattan's gallery district in Chelsea in 2006, he changed the name of the gallery to Winkleman Gallery and the gallery's exhibitions were reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the New Yorker, TimeOut New York, and Art on Paper, among others. He authored an eponymous and highly influential blog about the art world and politics and was a contributing editor to the international blog Art World Salon. He lives in New York City.

Ron Charles - Tue June 2nd 4-5pm

Ron Charles is a book critic at The Washington Post. Prior to joining the Post, Charles was the book review editor and staff critic for seven years at The Christian Science Monitor. In 2010 he began a series of video book reviews for The Washington Post called "The Totally Hip Video Book Review". Sometimes featuring his wife, high school English teacher Dawn Charles, the videos are humorous reviews of books in the news and the art of book reviewing.

Maura Judkis - Thursday June 11 Noon-1pm

Maura Judkis is a features reporter covering culture, food, and the arts for the Washington Post. She has also received recognition as a humorist, essayist, food taster, and video presenter. In 2018 she won the James Beard Foundation media award for humor for her article about pumpkin spice. Since 2011, she has written for the Washington Post as a general assignment reporter in the Style section.

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21 May 2020, 5:00 am 2de71bdca056aaeb78dcc8d9a19a6d04
<![CDATA[The Covidian Age: $5,000 grants]]> Found: entry, entr
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/3bLqUVh

]]>
20 May 2020, 5:00 am 99c144644381b54b6fa1538206138531
<![CDATA[Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series]]> Found: opportunity
Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series -- which offers a glimpse into the private collections of prominent contemporary art collectors in the DC area -- is online. While in previous years this series was held in the homes of their collector Hosts, this year, Transformer has re-imagined this series in response to current events.

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is a series of daily videos in which a different Host will share a favorite artwork in their private collections. This year's diverse lineup of Hosts include: Molly Donovan, Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art, Svetlana Legetic, Co-Founder and CEO of Brightest Young Things, and Lucian Perkins, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning independent photographer and filmmaker. 

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is free and registration is required. People who register will have access to a new video every Monday - Friday at 4pm throughout the month of June. 

Unique opportunity to have an intimate glimpse into the homes and collections of their Hosts!

]]>
19 May 2020, 4:30 am 6a8193ee2125c660c9fe557faa4e6b33
<![CDATA[Artist Booster Grant 2020]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, awards, award
Just a reminder that tomorrow at midnight is the deadline to apply for an Artist Booster Grant 2020. Submissions to-date have been both fascinating - amazing artists - and heart breaking stories.

Please share with any and all you would like to encourage and support in the arts.

A View from the Inside Out, will award two unrestricted $500 grants to artists who are persisting in their work and community despite the turbulent times:

Two $500 unrestricted grants to support artists and their ongoing work in these challenging times. Organized by A View from the Inside Out, a mentor-mentee program that builds community art projects while advocating for ethical labor policies and practices.

Open to all artists. Period. No application fee. No restrictions on how the funds are used.

Deadline to apply: May 15 2020
Awards Announced: May 29 2020
To apply click here.

]]>
14 May 2020, 3:30 am 4df21476e70b5a58e69f8d64597fcbac
<![CDATA[Call for funny animal pics]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are looking for funny wildlife images. The competition has six categories: 
• The Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Category 
• The Spectrum Creatures in the Air Category 
• The ThinkTank Photo Junior Category 
• The Amazing Internet Portfolio Category 
• The Olympus Underwater Category 
• The Video Clip Category. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
9 May 2020, 2:54 pm 44b88e76166b356d1d15a900201070e2
<![CDATA[Available $$$ for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations]]> Found: deadline
More Than $1 Million Available for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations Struggling Due to COVID-19

Virginia’s state-wide arts and humanities councils will receive more than $1 million in federal funds designated for emergency relief to arts and cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 health crisis, according to a joint statement by Virginia Humanities and Virginia Commission for the Arts.

The funds are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress in March. The $2 trillion aid package includes $75 million each for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a portion of which will be sent to state and territorial arts and humanities councils to redistribute to nonprofit organizations in need.

Application information and eligibility requirements are now available on VirginiaHumanities.org and Arts.Virginia.gov. The deadline for museums, historic sites, and educational and cultural institutions to apply to Virginia Humanities is April 30 and the deadline for arts agencies to apply to the Virginia Commission for the Arts is May 8.

Virginia arts and cultural organizations can also apply directly to the NEH and NEA for aid of up to $300,000 (NEH) and $50,000 (NEA).

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7 May 2020, 4:30 am 6f22a3ba12a7ee9c9e1bf3ca78ffe506
<![CDATA[The Coronavirulization of the Self Portrait - Call for Artists!]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://www.coronaportrait.com/

]]>
1 May 2020, 5:00 am 41f7f20e26f6852eaafc8c7cdc83d8fa
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: deadline, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has launched a grant for emerging photographers, aged 18-25, to support the creation of photographic images around the themes of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. They are looking for proposals for multi-media Projects around the theme of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
24 April 2020, 3:30 am fc66d073c7731d09f1fdb94a62e06d2d
<![CDATA[The Corona Portrait Project]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. 

Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details here.

]]>
19 April 2020, 8:32 pm 26b6e53d6f98eafb6c33f85e12f3a3b0
<![CDATA[City of Alexandra: Step up!!!]]> Found: jury
The City of Alexandria, Virginia owns the Torpedo Factory building - one of the greatest art jewels of the United States. In these strange times, this is what one of the artists who rents a studio in that building notes:
Its a surprising to me that the AlexandriaVA.gov hasn't waived rent for the artists at the Torpedo Factory. Actually, it disgusts me. I mean, I get it, it now runs on tax dollars and our rent but what is the Office Of The Arts (no facebook page, weird but unsurprising) going to do when they are faced with several empty studios come the end of this bc artists are struggling and don't want to face owing the city thousands of dollars? The city said they would waive rent for now but we'd have to pay it back, but they will work with us on a payment plan. No fucking way, I'm already struggling, not going into hock to a tyrannical government. "We're from the government and we're here to help."
The city really hasn't been very effective. There was one studio empty for months bc they couldn't fill it, another that is rented but the artist is never there, never. I know of at least 2 studios that will be empty soon, before this mess. Under the watch of the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association that never happened. Never. Ever. Maybe the city needs to reconsider allowing a thriving artist association to manage the studios again, or at the very least, allow our 2019 artists to sublet and be eligible for studios. After all, they went thru the same blind jury process that's been in place for 45 years and created the center that is today so beloved. Weird, right, that the city would draw such an arbitrary line, especially when they can't fill studios on a slow day. It sure will be interesting to see how this unfolds....

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18 April 2020, 3:09 pm 7bc7d867960ad2d9905d36cd5c5cc80c
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
The contest is organized by the International Basketball Foundation. This year, photographers and basketball lovers may submit their photos that best illustrate the theme WOMEN IN BASKETBALL. 

Each participant may submit a maximum of three images. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/2CazgIJ

]]>
14 April 2020, 5:00 am ecf32e80fcb58abab6880e84080038e6
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
Artists from around the world are invited to design a poster on the theme “Zero Waste.” 

“Zero Waste” to remind the individuals what their responsibilities towards the environment are; It includes raising awareness of why we should attach importance to “Zero Waste” to leave a green Earth for future generations. Each artist may submit up to three posters. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
13 April 2020, 5:00 am 70d989d5b465fdff4b387c0fa852dee8
<![CDATA[Need help with grants during the pandemic?]]> Found: deadlines, deadline
Through April 24, between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm ET, feel free to drop in to Americans for the Arts Zoom "Office Hours with Nina"


Nina will be available to help you navigate the complex web of funding opportunities, federal regulations, and deadlines related to the $2.2 trillion federal aid package in the CARES Act.

]]>
11 April 2020, 2:00 pm 6f392b7c326beabc8f3c286478e5c6d2
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
ZelwiesBurger.jpg
Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
NYC6 017.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

NYC6 030.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

]]>
1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[MarinMOCA 2021 Artist In Residence - Novato, CA]]> Found: deadline
$1,000 stipend. Deadline: Jul 1, 2020

]]>
8bc489aea2c9aee7f9ea9a2a2cd66b06
<![CDATA[Art Explosion 2020 - Grayling, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$8,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 10, 2020

]]>
4a02525fcd8d3383642a9ba084e0eb10
<![CDATA[Raise Your Voice - Tubac, AZ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,800 in awards. Deadline: Aug 10, 2020

]]>
19b89ef5d54b8ca7b4d3bed1ccebf803
<![CDATA[Picturing Home: Online Photography Exhibition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$775 in awards. Deadline: Jun 21, 2020

]]>
7e4e49add5ac74ce1ae0cc3690d02843
<![CDATA[DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts - DeLand, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$50,000+ in awards. Deadline: Aug 9, 2020

]]>
07216766572d11883921249fb5977bf6
<![CDATA[Bold Expressions 2020 International Open Juried Art Show - Carmichael, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Aug 8, 2020

]]>
1e1bc08f592d7184fb8cfd75eb9eb97c
<![CDATA[American Art Awards Scored By America's 25 Best Galleries - Online]]> Found: deadline
$7,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jul 30, 2020

]]>
967d46e6c37128eff8743a4188ad2ec3
<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition - Park City, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: Jun 19, 2020

]]>
95f25be537e7240cacc0313ee7596bc1
<![CDATA[PSWC Pastels USA 34th Annual International Exhibition - Morro Bay, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$12,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 19, 2020

]]>
5023f5876d2d057f7050b1b55799ae0a
<![CDATA[Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 26, 2020

]]>
d4ec78909b809a5630dc19a323c5730c
<![CDATA[Creative in Quarantine conversations]]> Found: award
Join Hirshhorn Museum curator emerita Phyllis Rosenzweig for a Creative in Quarantine conversation Thursday May 21 4-5pm. 

This is one in a series of weekly conversations produced by Day Eight’s Arts Writing Fellowship project and Cove Coworking during the corona quarantine. 

All events are free and to ensure interaction among attendees attendance is capped at 10. After registering a private link is provided to join on Zoom. The events are hosted by Robert Bettmann.

Phyllis Rosenzweig - Thur May 21 4-5pm

Phyllis Rosenzweig is curator emerita at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. At the Museum she organized exhibitions by contemporary artists such as Byron Kim, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Thomas Struth, and Lawrence Weiner. She has taught at George Washington University and at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and remains active in curatorial and publication projects. Register here.

Full series is in the “event” on Facebook and the next ones are:

Edward Winkleman - Wed May 27th 4-5pm

Edward Winkleman is Director of Digital Operations at John Wiley and Sons, an American multinational publishing company founded in 1807. He began his career in the art world with a series of guerilla-style exhibitions organized in New York and London under the name 'hit & run' and in 2001 co-founded Plus Ultra Gallery in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn, New York. Moving into Manhattan's gallery district in Chelsea in 2006, he changed the name of the gallery to Winkleman Gallery and the gallery's exhibitions were reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the New Yorker, TimeOut New York, and Art on Paper, among others. He authored an eponymous and highly influential blog about the art world and politics and was a contributing editor to the international blog Art World Salon. He lives in New York City.

Ron Charles - Tue June 2nd 4-5pm

Ron Charles is a book critic at The Washington Post. Prior to joining the Post, Charles was the book review editor and staff critic for seven years at The Christian Science Monitor. In 2010 he began a series of video book reviews for The Washington Post called "The Totally Hip Video Book Review". Sometimes featuring his wife, high school English teacher Dawn Charles, the videos are humorous reviews of books in the news and the art of book reviewing.

Maura Judkis - Thursday June 11 Noon-1pm

Maura Judkis is a features reporter covering culture, food, and the arts for the Washington Post. She has also received recognition as a humorist, essayist, food taster, and video presenter. In 2018 she won the James Beard Foundation media award for humor for her article about pumpkin spice. Since 2011, she has written for the Washington Post as a general assignment reporter in the Style section.

]]>
21 May 2020, 5:00 am 2de71bdca056aaeb78dcc8d9a19a6d04
<![CDATA[The Covidian Age: $5,000 grants]]> Found: entry, entr
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/3bLqUVh

]]>
20 May 2020, 5:00 am 99c144644381b54b6fa1538206138531
<![CDATA[Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series]]> Found: opportunity
Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series -- which offers a glimpse into the private collections of prominent contemporary art collectors in the DC area -- is online. While in previous years this series was held in the homes of their collector Hosts, this year, Transformer has re-imagined this series in response to current events.

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is a series of daily videos in which a different Host will share a favorite artwork in their private collections. This year's diverse lineup of Hosts include: Molly Donovan, Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art, Svetlana Legetic, Co-Founder and CEO of Brightest Young Things, and Lucian Perkins, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning independent photographer and filmmaker. 

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is free and registration is required. People who register will have access to a new video every Monday - Friday at 4pm throughout the month of June. 

Unique opportunity to have an intimate glimpse into the homes and collections of their Hosts!

]]>
19 May 2020, 4:30 am 6a8193ee2125c660c9fe557faa4e6b33
<![CDATA[Artist Booster Grant 2020]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, awards, award
Just a reminder that tomorrow at midnight is the deadline to apply for an Artist Booster Grant 2020. Submissions to-date have been both fascinating - amazing artists - and heart breaking stories.

Please share with any and all you would like to encourage and support in the arts.

A View from the Inside Out, will award two unrestricted $500 grants to artists who are persisting in their work and community despite the turbulent times:

Two $500 unrestricted grants to support artists and their ongoing work in these challenging times. Organized by A View from the Inside Out, a mentor-mentee program that builds community art projects while advocating for ethical labor policies and practices.

Open to all artists. Period. No application fee. No restrictions on how the funds are used.

Deadline to apply: May 15 2020
Awards Announced: May 29 2020
To apply click here.

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14 May 2020, 3:30 am 4df21476e70b5a58e69f8d64597fcbac
<![CDATA[Call for funny animal pics]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are looking for funny wildlife images. The competition has six categories: 
• The Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Category 
• The Spectrum Creatures in the Air Category 
• The ThinkTank Photo Junior Category 
• The Amazing Internet Portfolio Category 
• The Olympus Underwater Category 
• The Video Clip Category. 

No Entry Fee. 

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9 May 2020, 2:54 pm 44b88e76166b356d1d15a900201070e2
<![CDATA[Available $$$ for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations]]> Found: deadline
More Than $1 Million Available for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations Struggling Due to COVID-19

Virginia’s state-wide arts and humanities councils will receive more than $1 million in federal funds designated for emergency relief to arts and cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 health crisis, according to a joint statement by Virginia Humanities and Virginia Commission for the Arts.

The funds are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress in March. The $2 trillion aid package includes $75 million each for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a portion of which will be sent to state and territorial arts and humanities councils to redistribute to nonprofit organizations in need.

Application information and eligibility requirements are now available on VirginiaHumanities.org and Arts.Virginia.gov. The deadline for museums, historic sites, and educational and cultural institutions to apply to Virginia Humanities is April 30 and the deadline for arts agencies to apply to the Virginia Commission for the Arts is May 8.

Virginia arts and cultural organizations can also apply directly to the NEH and NEA for aid of up to $300,000 (NEH) and $50,000 (NEA).

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7 May 2020, 4:30 am 6f22a3ba12a7ee9c9e1bf3ca78ffe506
<![CDATA[The Coronavirulization of the Self Portrait - Call for Artists!]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://www.coronaportrait.com/

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1 May 2020, 5:00 am 41f7f20e26f6852eaafc8c7cdc83d8fa
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: deadline, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has launched a grant for emerging photographers, aged 18-25, to support the creation of photographic images around the themes of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. They are looking for proposals for multi-media Projects around the theme of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. 

No Entry Fee. 

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24 April 2020, 3:30 am fc66d073c7731d09f1fdb94a62e06d2d
<![CDATA[The Corona Portrait Project]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. 

Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details here.

]]>
19 April 2020, 8:32 pm 26b6e53d6f98eafb6c33f85e12f3a3b0
<![CDATA[City of Alexandra: Step up!!!]]> Found: jury
The City of Alexandria, Virginia owns the Torpedo Factory building - one of the greatest art jewels of the United States. In these strange times, this is what one of the artists who rents a studio in that building notes:
Its a surprising to me that the AlexandriaVA.gov hasn't waived rent for the artists at the Torpedo Factory. Actually, it disgusts me. I mean, I get it, it now runs on tax dollars and our rent but what is the Office Of The Arts (no facebook page, weird but unsurprising) going to do when they are faced with several empty studios come the end of this bc artists are struggling and don't want to face owing the city thousands of dollars? The city said they would waive rent for now but we'd have to pay it back, but they will work with us on a payment plan. No fucking way, I'm already struggling, not going into hock to a tyrannical government. "We're from the government and we're here to help."
The city really hasn't been very effective. There was one studio empty for months bc they couldn't fill it, another that is rented but the artist is never there, never. I know of at least 2 studios that will be empty soon, before this mess. Under the watch of the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association that never happened. Never. Ever. Maybe the city needs to reconsider allowing a thriving artist association to manage the studios again, or at the very least, allow our 2019 artists to sublet and be eligible for studios. After all, they went thru the same blind jury process that's been in place for 45 years and created the center that is today so beloved. Weird, right, that the city would draw such an arbitrary line, especially when they can't fill studios on a slow day. It sure will be interesting to see how this unfolds....

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18 April 2020, 3:09 pm 7bc7d867960ad2d9905d36cd5c5cc80c
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
The contest is organized by the International Basketball Foundation. This year, photographers and basketball lovers may submit their photos that best illustrate the theme WOMEN IN BASKETBALL. 

Each participant may submit a maximum of three images. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/2CazgIJ

]]>
14 April 2020, 5:00 am ecf32e80fcb58abab6880e84080038e6
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
Artists from around the world are invited to design a poster on the theme “Zero Waste.” 

“Zero Waste” to remind the individuals what their responsibilities towards the environment are; It includes raising awareness of why we should attach importance to “Zero Waste” to leave a green Earth for future generations. Each artist may submit up to three posters. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
13 April 2020, 5:00 am 70d989d5b465fdff4b387c0fa852dee8
<![CDATA[Need help with grants during the pandemic?]]> Found: deadlines, deadline
Through April 24, between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm ET, feel free to drop in to Americans for the Arts Zoom "Office Hours with Nina"


Nina will be available to help you navigate the complex web of funding opportunities, federal regulations, and deadlines related to the $2.2 trillion federal aid package in the CARES Act.

]]>
11 April 2020, 2:00 pm 6f392b7c326beabc8f3c286478e5c6d2
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
ZelwiesBurger.jpg
Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
NYC6 017.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[MarinMOCA 2021 Artist In Residence - Novato, CA]]> Found: deadline
$1,000 stipend. Deadline: Jul 1, 2020

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8bc489aea2c9aee7f9ea9a2a2cd66b06
<![CDATA[Art Explosion 2020 - Grayling, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$8,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 10, 2020

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<![CDATA[Raise Your Voice - Tubac, AZ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,800 in awards. Deadline: Aug 10, 2020

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19b89ef5d54b8ca7b4d3bed1ccebf803
<![CDATA[Picturing Home: Online Photography Exhibition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$775 in awards. Deadline: Jun 21, 2020

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7e4e49add5ac74ce1ae0cc3690d02843
<![CDATA[DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts - DeLand, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$50,000+ in awards. Deadline: Aug 9, 2020

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<![CDATA[Bold Expressions 2020 International Open Juried Art Show - Carmichael, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Aug 8, 2020

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<![CDATA[American Art Awards Scored By America's 25 Best Galleries - Online]]> Found: deadline
$7,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jul 30, 2020

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<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition - Park City, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: Jun 19, 2020

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<![CDATA[PSWC Pastels USA 34th Annual International Exhibition - Morro Bay, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$12,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 19, 2020

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5023f5876d2d057f7050b1b55799ae0a
<![CDATA[Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 26, 2020

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<![CDATA[Creative in Quarantine conversations]]> Found: award
Join Hirshhorn Museum curator emerita Phyllis Rosenzweig for a Creative in Quarantine conversation Thursday May 21 4-5pm. 

This is one in a series of weekly conversations produced by Day Eight’s Arts Writing Fellowship project and Cove Coworking during the corona quarantine. 

All events are free and to ensure interaction among attendees attendance is capped at 10. After registering a private link is provided to join on Zoom. The events are hosted by Robert Bettmann.

Phyllis Rosenzweig - Thur May 21 4-5pm

Phyllis Rosenzweig is curator emerita at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. At the Museum she organized exhibitions by contemporary artists such as Byron Kim, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Thomas Struth, and Lawrence Weiner. She has taught at George Washington University and at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and remains active in curatorial and publication projects. Register here.

Full series is in the “event” on Facebook and the next ones are:

Edward Winkleman - Wed May 27th 4-5pm

Edward Winkleman is Director of Digital Operations at John Wiley and Sons, an American multinational publishing company founded in 1807. He began his career in the art world with a series of guerilla-style exhibitions organized in New York and London under the name 'hit & run' and in 2001 co-founded Plus Ultra Gallery in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn, New York. Moving into Manhattan's gallery district in Chelsea in 2006, he changed the name of the gallery to Winkleman Gallery and the gallery's exhibitions were reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the New Yorker, TimeOut New York, and Art on Paper, among others. He authored an eponymous and highly influential blog about the art world and politics and was a contributing editor to the international blog Art World Salon. He lives in New York City.

Ron Charles - Tue June 2nd 4-5pm

Ron Charles is a book critic at The Washington Post. Prior to joining the Post, Charles was the book review editor and staff critic for seven years at The Christian Science Monitor. In 2010 he began a series of video book reviews for The Washington Post called "The Totally Hip Video Book Review". Sometimes featuring his wife, high school English teacher Dawn Charles, the videos are humorous reviews of books in the news and the art of book reviewing.

Maura Judkis - Thursday June 11 Noon-1pm

Maura Judkis is a features reporter covering culture, food, and the arts for the Washington Post. She has also received recognition as a humorist, essayist, food taster, and video presenter. In 2018 she won the James Beard Foundation media award for humor for her article about pumpkin spice. Since 2011, she has written for the Washington Post as a general assignment reporter in the Style section.

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21 May 2020, 5:00 am 2de71bdca056aaeb78dcc8d9a19a6d04
<![CDATA[The Covidian Age: $5,000 grants]]> Found: entry, entr
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/3bLqUVh

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20 May 2020, 5:00 am 99c144644381b54b6fa1538206138531
<![CDATA[Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series]]> Found: opportunity
Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series -- which offers a glimpse into the private collections of prominent contemporary art collectors in the DC area -- is online. While in previous years this series was held in the homes of their collector Hosts, this year, Transformer has re-imagined this series in response to current events.

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is a series of daily videos in which a different Host will share a favorite artwork in their private collections. This year's diverse lineup of Hosts include: Molly Donovan, Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art, Svetlana Legetic, Co-Founder and CEO of Brightest Young Things, and Lucian Perkins, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning independent photographer and filmmaker. 

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is free and registration is required. People who register will have access to a new video every Monday - Friday at 4pm throughout the month of June. 

Unique opportunity to have an intimate glimpse into the homes and collections of their Hosts!

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19 May 2020, 4:30 am 6a8193ee2125c660c9fe557faa4e6b33
<![CDATA[Artist Booster Grant 2020]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, awards, award
Just a reminder that tomorrow at midnight is the deadline to apply for an Artist Booster Grant 2020. Submissions to-date have been both fascinating - amazing artists - and heart breaking stories.

Please share with any and all you would like to encourage and support in the arts.

A View from the Inside Out, will award two unrestricted $500 grants to artists who are persisting in their work and community despite the turbulent times:

Two $500 unrestricted grants to support artists and their ongoing work in these challenging times. Organized by A View from the Inside Out, a mentor-mentee program that builds community art projects while advocating for ethical labor policies and practices.

Open to all artists. Period. No application fee. No restrictions on how the funds are used.

Deadline to apply: May 15 2020
Awards Announced: May 29 2020
To apply click here.

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14 May 2020, 3:30 am 4df21476e70b5a58e69f8d64597fcbac
<![CDATA[Call for funny animal pics]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are looking for funny wildlife images. The competition has six categories: 
• The Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Category 
• The Spectrum Creatures in the Air Category 
• The ThinkTank Photo Junior Category 
• The Amazing Internet Portfolio Category 
• The Olympus Underwater Category 
• The Video Clip Category. 

No Entry Fee. 

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9 May 2020, 2:54 pm 44b88e76166b356d1d15a900201070e2
<![CDATA[Available $$$ for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations]]> Found: deadline
More Than $1 Million Available for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations Struggling Due to COVID-19

Virginia’s state-wide arts and humanities councils will receive more than $1 million in federal funds designated for emergency relief to arts and cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 health crisis, according to a joint statement by Virginia Humanities and Virginia Commission for the Arts.

The funds are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress in March. The $2 trillion aid package includes $75 million each for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a portion of which will be sent to state and territorial arts and humanities councils to redistribute to nonprofit organizations in need.

Application information and eligibility requirements are now available on VirginiaHumanities.org and Arts.Virginia.gov. The deadline for museums, historic sites, and educational and cultural institutions to apply to Virginia Humanities is April 30 and the deadline for arts agencies to apply to the Virginia Commission for the Arts is May 8.

Virginia arts and cultural organizations can also apply directly to the NEH and NEA for aid of up to $300,000 (NEH) and $50,000 (NEA).

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7 May 2020, 4:30 am 6f22a3ba12a7ee9c9e1bf3ca78ffe506
<![CDATA[The Coronavirulization of the Self Portrait - Call for Artists!]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://www.coronaportrait.com/

]]>
1 May 2020, 5:00 am 41f7f20e26f6852eaafc8c7cdc83d8fa
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: deadline, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has launched a grant for emerging photographers, aged 18-25, to support the creation of photographic images around the themes of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. They are looking for proposals for multi-media Projects around the theme of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
24 April 2020, 3:30 am fc66d073c7731d09f1fdb94a62e06d2d
<![CDATA[The Corona Portrait Project]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. 

Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details here.

]]>
19 April 2020, 8:32 pm 26b6e53d6f98eafb6c33f85e12f3a3b0
<![CDATA[City of Alexandra: Step up!!!]]> Found: jury
The City of Alexandria, Virginia owns the Torpedo Factory building - one of the greatest art jewels of the United States. In these strange times, this is what one of the artists who rents a studio in that building notes:
Its a surprising to me that the AlexandriaVA.gov hasn't waived rent for the artists at the Torpedo Factory. Actually, it disgusts me. I mean, I get it, it now runs on tax dollars and our rent but what is the Office Of The Arts (no facebook page, weird but unsurprising) going to do when they are faced with several empty studios come the end of this bc artists are struggling and don't want to face owing the city thousands of dollars? The city said they would waive rent for now but we'd have to pay it back, but they will work with us on a payment plan. No fucking way, I'm already struggling, not going into hock to a tyrannical government. "We're from the government and we're here to help."
The city really hasn't been very effective. There was one studio empty for months bc they couldn't fill it, another that is rented but the artist is never there, never. I know of at least 2 studios that will be empty soon, before this mess. Under the watch of the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association that never happened. Never. Ever. Maybe the city needs to reconsider allowing a thriving artist association to manage the studios again, or at the very least, allow our 2019 artists to sublet and be eligible for studios. After all, they went thru the same blind jury process that's been in place for 45 years and created the center that is today so beloved. Weird, right, that the city would draw such an arbitrary line, especially when they can't fill studios on a slow day. It sure will be interesting to see how this unfolds....

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18 April 2020, 3:09 pm 7bc7d867960ad2d9905d36cd5c5cc80c
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
The contest is organized by the International Basketball Foundation. This year, photographers and basketball lovers may submit their photos that best illustrate the theme WOMEN IN BASKETBALL. 

Each participant may submit a maximum of three images. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/2CazgIJ

]]>
14 April 2020, 5:00 am ecf32e80fcb58abab6880e84080038e6
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
Artists from around the world are invited to design a poster on the theme “Zero Waste.” 

“Zero Waste” to remind the individuals what their responsibilities towards the environment are; It includes raising awareness of why we should attach importance to “Zero Waste” to leave a green Earth for future generations. Each artist may submit up to three posters. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
13 April 2020, 5:00 am 70d989d5b465fdff4b387c0fa852dee8
<![CDATA[Need help with grants during the pandemic?]]> Found: deadlines, deadline
Through April 24, between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm ET, feel free to drop in to Americans for the Arts Zoom "Office Hours with Nina"


Nina will be available to help you navigate the complex web of funding opportunities, federal regulations, and deadlines related to the $2.2 trillion federal aid package in the CARES Act.

]]>
11 April 2020, 2:00 pm 6f392b7c326beabc8f3c286478e5c6d2
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
ZelwiesBurger.jpg
Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
NYC6 017.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

NYC6 030.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

]]>
1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[MarinMOCA 2021 Artist In Residence - Novato, CA]]> Found: deadline
$1,000 stipend. Deadline: Jul 1, 2020

]]>
8bc489aea2c9aee7f9ea9a2a2cd66b06
<![CDATA[Art Explosion 2020 - Grayling, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$8,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 10, 2020

]]>
4a02525fcd8d3383642a9ba084e0eb10
<![CDATA[Raise Your Voice - Tubac, AZ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,800 in awards. Deadline: Aug 10, 2020

]]>
19b89ef5d54b8ca7b4d3bed1ccebf803
<![CDATA[Picturing Home: Online Photography Exhibition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$775 in awards. Deadline: Jun 21, 2020

]]>
7e4e49add5ac74ce1ae0cc3690d02843
<![CDATA[DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts - DeLand, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$50,000+ in awards. Deadline: Aug 9, 2020

]]>
07216766572d11883921249fb5977bf6
<![CDATA[Bold Expressions 2020 International Open Juried Art Show - Carmichael, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Aug 8, 2020

]]>
1e1bc08f592d7184fb8cfd75eb9eb97c
<![CDATA[American Art Awards Scored By America's 25 Best Galleries - Online]]> Found: deadline
$7,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jul 30, 2020

]]>
967d46e6c37128eff8743a4188ad2ec3
<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition - Park City, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: Jun 19, 2020

]]>
95f25be537e7240cacc0313ee7596bc1
<![CDATA[PSWC Pastels USA 34th Annual International Exhibition - Morro Bay, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$12,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 19, 2020

]]>
5023f5876d2d057f7050b1b55799ae0a
<![CDATA[Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 26, 2020

]]>
d4ec78909b809a5630dc19a323c5730c
<![CDATA[Creative in Quarantine conversations]]> Found: award
Join Hirshhorn Museum curator emerita Phyllis Rosenzweig for a Creative in Quarantine conversation Thursday May 21 4-5pm. 

This is one in a series of weekly conversations produced by Day Eight’s Arts Writing Fellowship project and Cove Coworking during the corona quarantine. 

All events are free and to ensure interaction among attendees attendance is capped at 10. After registering a private link is provided to join on Zoom. The events are hosted by Robert Bettmann.

Phyllis Rosenzweig - Thur May 21 4-5pm

Phyllis Rosenzweig is curator emerita at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. At the Museum she organized exhibitions by contemporary artists such as Byron Kim, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Thomas Struth, and Lawrence Weiner. She has taught at George Washington University and at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and remains active in curatorial and publication projects. Register here.

Full series is in the “event” on Facebook and the next ones are:

Edward Winkleman - Wed May 27th 4-5pm

Edward Winkleman is Director of Digital Operations at John Wiley and Sons, an American multinational publishing company founded in 1807. He began his career in the art world with a series of guerilla-style exhibitions organized in New York and London under the name 'hit & run' and in 2001 co-founded Plus Ultra Gallery in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn, New York. Moving into Manhattan's gallery district in Chelsea in 2006, he changed the name of the gallery to Winkleman Gallery and the gallery's exhibitions were reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the New Yorker, TimeOut New York, and Art on Paper, among others. He authored an eponymous and highly influential blog about the art world and politics and was a contributing editor to the international blog Art World Salon. He lives in New York City.

Ron Charles - Tue June 2nd 4-5pm

Ron Charles is a book critic at The Washington Post. Prior to joining the Post, Charles was the book review editor and staff critic for seven years at The Christian Science Monitor. In 2010 he began a series of video book reviews for The Washington Post called "The Totally Hip Video Book Review". Sometimes featuring his wife, high school English teacher Dawn Charles, the videos are humorous reviews of books in the news and the art of book reviewing.

Maura Judkis - Thursday June 11 Noon-1pm

Maura Judkis is a features reporter covering culture, food, and the arts for the Washington Post. She has also received recognition as a humorist, essayist, food taster, and video presenter. In 2018 she won the James Beard Foundation media award for humor for her article about pumpkin spice. Since 2011, she has written for the Washington Post as a general assignment reporter in the Style section.

]]>
21 May 2020, 5:00 am 2de71bdca056aaeb78dcc8d9a19a6d04
<![CDATA[The Covidian Age: $5,000 grants]]> Found: entry, entr
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/3bLqUVh

]]>
20 May 2020, 5:00 am 99c144644381b54b6fa1538206138531
<![CDATA[Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series]]> Found: opportunity
Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series -- which offers a glimpse into the private collections of prominent contemporary art collectors in the DC area -- is online. While in previous years this series was held in the homes of their collector Hosts, this year, Transformer has re-imagined this series in response to current events.

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is a series of daily videos in which a different Host will share a favorite artwork in their private collections. This year's diverse lineup of Hosts include: Molly Donovan, Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art, Svetlana Legetic, Co-Founder and CEO of Brightest Young Things, and Lucian Perkins, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning independent photographer and filmmaker. 

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is free and registration is required. People who register will have access to a new video every Monday - Friday at 4pm throughout the month of June. 

Unique opportunity to have an intimate glimpse into the homes and collections of their Hosts!

]]>
19 May 2020, 4:30 am 6a8193ee2125c660c9fe557faa4e6b33
<![CDATA[Artist Booster Grant 2020]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, awards, award
Just a reminder that tomorrow at midnight is the deadline to apply for an Artist Booster Grant 2020. Submissions to-date have been both fascinating - amazing artists - and heart breaking stories.

Please share with any and all you would like to encourage and support in the arts.

A View from the Inside Out, will award two unrestricted $500 grants to artists who are persisting in their work and community despite the turbulent times:

Two $500 unrestricted grants to support artists and their ongoing work in these challenging times. Organized by A View from the Inside Out, a mentor-mentee program that builds community art projects while advocating for ethical labor policies and practices.

Open to all artists. Period. No application fee. No restrictions on how the funds are used.

Deadline to apply: May 15 2020
Awards Announced: May 29 2020
To apply click here.

]]>
14 May 2020, 3:30 am 4df21476e70b5a58e69f8d64597fcbac
<![CDATA[Call for funny animal pics]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are looking for funny wildlife images. The competition has six categories: 
• The Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Category 
• The Spectrum Creatures in the Air Category 
• The ThinkTank Photo Junior Category 
• The Amazing Internet Portfolio Category 
• The Olympus Underwater Category 
• The Video Clip Category. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
9 May 2020, 2:54 pm 44b88e76166b356d1d15a900201070e2
<![CDATA[Available $$$ for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations]]> Found: deadline
More Than $1 Million Available for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations Struggling Due to COVID-19

Virginia’s state-wide arts and humanities councils will receive more than $1 million in federal funds designated for emergency relief to arts and cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 health crisis, according to a joint statement by Virginia Humanities and Virginia Commission for the Arts.

The funds are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress in March. The $2 trillion aid package includes $75 million each for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a portion of which will be sent to state and territorial arts and humanities councils to redistribute to nonprofit organizations in need.

Application information and eligibility requirements are now available on VirginiaHumanities.org and Arts.Virginia.gov. The deadline for museums, historic sites, and educational and cultural institutions to apply to Virginia Humanities is April 30 and the deadline for arts agencies to apply to the Virginia Commission for the Arts is May 8.

Virginia arts and cultural organizations can also apply directly to the NEH and NEA for aid of up to $300,000 (NEH) and $50,000 (NEA).

]]>
7 May 2020, 4:30 am 6f22a3ba12a7ee9c9e1bf3ca78ffe506
<![CDATA[The Coronavirulization of the Self Portrait - Call for Artists!]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://www.coronaportrait.com/

]]>
1 May 2020, 5:00 am 41f7f20e26f6852eaafc8c7cdc83d8fa
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: deadline, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has launched a grant for emerging photographers, aged 18-25, to support the creation of photographic images around the themes of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. They are looking for proposals for multi-media Projects around the theme of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
24 April 2020, 3:30 am fc66d073c7731d09f1fdb94a62e06d2d
<![CDATA[The Corona Portrait Project]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. 

Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details here.

]]>
19 April 2020, 8:32 pm 26b6e53d6f98eafb6c33f85e12f3a3b0
<![CDATA[City of Alexandra: Step up!!!]]> Found: jury
The City of Alexandria, Virginia owns the Torpedo Factory building - one of the greatest art jewels of the United States. In these strange times, this is what one of the artists who rents a studio in that building notes:
Its a surprising to me that the AlexandriaVA.gov hasn't waived rent for the artists at the Torpedo Factory. Actually, it disgusts me. I mean, I get it, it now runs on tax dollars and our rent but what is the Office Of The Arts (no facebook page, weird but unsurprising) going to do when they are faced with several empty studios come the end of this bc artists are struggling and don't want to face owing the city thousands of dollars? The city said they would waive rent for now but we'd have to pay it back, but they will work with us on a payment plan. No fucking way, I'm already struggling, not going into hock to a tyrannical government. "We're from the government and we're here to help."
The city really hasn't been very effective. There was one studio empty for months bc they couldn't fill it, another that is rented but the artist is never there, never. I know of at least 2 studios that will be empty soon, before this mess. Under the watch of the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association that never happened. Never. Ever. Maybe the city needs to reconsider allowing a thriving artist association to manage the studios again, or at the very least, allow our 2019 artists to sublet and be eligible for studios. After all, they went thru the same blind jury process that's been in place for 45 years and created the center that is today so beloved. Weird, right, that the city would draw such an arbitrary line, especially when they can't fill studios on a slow day. It sure will be interesting to see how this unfolds....

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18 April 2020, 3:09 pm 7bc7d867960ad2d9905d36cd5c5cc80c
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
The contest is organized by the International Basketball Foundation. This year, photographers and basketball lovers may submit their photos that best illustrate the theme WOMEN IN BASKETBALL. 

Each participant may submit a maximum of three images. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/2CazgIJ

]]>
14 April 2020, 5:00 am ecf32e80fcb58abab6880e84080038e6
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
Artists from around the world are invited to design a poster on the theme “Zero Waste.” 

“Zero Waste” to remind the individuals what their responsibilities towards the environment are; It includes raising awareness of why we should attach importance to “Zero Waste” to leave a green Earth for future generations. Each artist may submit up to three posters. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
13 April 2020, 5:00 am 70d989d5b465fdff4b387c0fa852dee8
<![CDATA[Need help with grants during the pandemic?]]> Found: deadlines, deadline
Through April 24, between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm ET, feel free to drop in to Americans for the Arts Zoom "Office Hours with Nina"


Nina will be available to help you navigate the complex web of funding opportunities, federal regulations, and deadlines related to the $2.2 trillion federal aid package in the CARES Act.

]]>
11 April 2020, 2:00 pm 6f392b7c326beabc8f3c286478e5c6d2
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
ZelwiesBurger.jpg
Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
NYC6 017.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

NYC6 030.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

]]>
1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[MarinMOCA 2021 Artist In Residence - Novato, CA]]> Found: deadline
$1,000 stipend. Deadline: Jul 1, 2020

]]>
8bc489aea2c9aee7f9ea9a2a2cd66b06
<![CDATA[Art Explosion 2020 - Grayling, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$8,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 10, 2020

]]>
4a02525fcd8d3383642a9ba084e0eb10
<![CDATA[Raise Your Voice - Tubac, AZ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,800 in awards. Deadline: Aug 10, 2020

]]>
19b89ef5d54b8ca7b4d3bed1ccebf803
<![CDATA[Picturing Home: Online Photography Exhibition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$775 in awards. Deadline: Jun 21, 2020

]]>
7e4e49add5ac74ce1ae0cc3690d02843
<![CDATA[DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts - DeLand, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$50,000+ in awards. Deadline: Aug 9, 2020

]]>
07216766572d11883921249fb5977bf6
<![CDATA[Bold Expressions 2020 International Open Juried Art Show - Carmichael, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Aug 8, 2020

]]>
1e1bc08f592d7184fb8cfd75eb9eb97c
<![CDATA[American Art Awards Scored By America's 25 Best Galleries - Online]]> Found: deadline
$7,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jul 30, 2020

]]>
967d46e6c37128eff8743a4188ad2ec3
<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition - Park City, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: Jun 19, 2020

]]>
95f25be537e7240cacc0313ee7596bc1
<![CDATA[PSWC Pastels USA 34th Annual International Exhibition - Morro Bay, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$12,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 19, 2020

]]>
5023f5876d2d057f7050b1b55799ae0a
<![CDATA[Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 26, 2020

]]>
d4ec78909b809a5630dc19a323c5730c
<![CDATA[Creative in Quarantine conversations]]> Found: award
Join Hirshhorn Museum curator emerita Phyllis Rosenzweig for a Creative in Quarantine conversation Thursday May 21 4-5pm. 

This is one in a series of weekly conversations produced by Day Eight’s Arts Writing Fellowship project and Cove Coworking during the corona quarantine. 

All events are free and to ensure interaction among attendees attendance is capped at 10. After registering a private link is provided to join on Zoom. The events are hosted by Robert Bettmann.

Phyllis Rosenzweig - Thur May 21 4-5pm

Phyllis Rosenzweig is curator emerita at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. At the Museum she organized exhibitions by contemporary artists such as Byron Kim, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Thomas Struth, and Lawrence Weiner. She has taught at George Washington University and at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and remains active in curatorial and publication projects. Register here.

Full series is in the “event” on Facebook and the next ones are:

Edward Winkleman - Wed May 27th 4-5pm

Edward Winkleman is Director of Digital Operations at John Wiley and Sons, an American multinational publishing company founded in 1807. He began his career in the art world with a series of guerilla-style exhibitions organized in New York and London under the name 'hit & run' and in 2001 co-founded Plus Ultra Gallery in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn, New York. Moving into Manhattan's gallery district in Chelsea in 2006, he changed the name of the gallery to Winkleman Gallery and the gallery's exhibitions were reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the New Yorker, TimeOut New York, and Art on Paper, among others. He authored an eponymous and highly influential blog about the art world and politics and was a contributing editor to the international blog Art World Salon. He lives in New York City.

Ron Charles - Tue June 2nd 4-5pm

Ron Charles is a book critic at The Washington Post. Prior to joining the Post, Charles was the book review editor and staff critic for seven years at The Christian Science Monitor. In 2010 he began a series of video book reviews for The Washington Post called "The Totally Hip Video Book Review". Sometimes featuring his wife, high school English teacher Dawn Charles, the videos are humorous reviews of books in the news and the art of book reviewing.

Maura Judkis - Thursday June 11 Noon-1pm

Maura Judkis is a features reporter covering culture, food, and the arts for the Washington Post. She has also received recognition as a humorist, essayist, food taster, and video presenter. In 2018 she won the James Beard Foundation media award for humor for her article about pumpkin spice. Since 2011, she has written for the Washington Post as a general assignment reporter in the Style section.

]]>
21 May 2020, 5:00 am 2de71bdca056aaeb78dcc8d9a19a6d04
<![CDATA[The Covidian Age: $5,000 grants]]> Found: entry, entr
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/3bLqUVh

]]>
20 May 2020, 5:00 am 99c144644381b54b6fa1538206138531
<![CDATA[Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series]]> Found: opportunity
Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series -- which offers a glimpse into the private collections of prominent contemporary art collectors in the DC area -- is online. While in previous years this series was held in the homes of their collector Hosts, this year, Transformer has re-imagined this series in response to current events.

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is a series of daily videos in which a different Host will share a favorite artwork in their private collections. This year's diverse lineup of Hosts include: Molly Donovan, Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art, Svetlana Legetic, Co-Founder and CEO of Brightest Young Things, and Lucian Perkins, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning independent photographer and filmmaker. 

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is free and registration is required. People who register will have access to a new video every Monday - Friday at 4pm throughout the month of June. 

Unique opportunity to have an intimate glimpse into the homes and collections of their Hosts!

]]>
19 May 2020, 4:30 am 6a8193ee2125c660c9fe557faa4e6b33
<![CDATA[Artist Booster Grant 2020]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, awards, award
Just a reminder that tomorrow at midnight is the deadline to apply for an Artist Booster Grant 2020. Submissions to-date have been both fascinating - amazing artists - and heart breaking stories.

Please share with any and all you would like to encourage and support in the arts.

A View from the Inside Out, will award two unrestricted $500 grants to artists who are persisting in their work and community despite the turbulent times:

Two $500 unrestricted grants to support artists and their ongoing work in these challenging times. Organized by A View from the Inside Out, a mentor-mentee program that builds community art projects while advocating for ethical labor policies and practices.

Open to all artists. Period. No application fee. No restrictions on how the funds are used.

Deadline to apply: May 15 2020
Awards Announced: May 29 2020
To apply click here.

]]>
14 May 2020, 3:30 am 4df21476e70b5a58e69f8d64597fcbac
<![CDATA[Call for funny animal pics]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are looking for funny wildlife images. The competition has six categories: 
• The Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Category 
• The Spectrum Creatures in the Air Category 
• The ThinkTank Photo Junior Category 
• The Amazing Internet Portfolio Category 
• The Olympus Underwater Category 
• The Video Clip Category. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
9 May 2020, 2:54 pm 44b88e76166b356d1d15a900201070e2
<![CDATA[Available $$$ for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations]]> Found: deadline
More Than $1 Million Available for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations Struggling Due to COVID-19

Virginia’s state-wide arts and humanities councils will receive more than $1 million in federal funds designated for emergency relief to arts and cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 health crisis, according to a joint statement by Virginia Humanities and Virginia Commission for the Arts.

The funds are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress in March. The $2 trillion aid package includes $75 million each for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a portion of which will be sent to state and territorial arts and humanities councils to redistribute to nonprofit organizations in need.

Application information and eligibility requirements are now available on VirginiaHumanities.org and Arts.Virginia.gov. The deadline for museums, historic sites, and educational and cultural institutions to apply to Virginia Humanities is April 30 and the deadline for arts agencies to apply to the Virginia Commission for the Arts is May 8.

Virginia arts and cultural organizations can also apply directly to the NEH and NEA for aid of up to $300,000 (NEH) and $50,000 (NEA).

]]>
7 May 2020, 4:30 am 6f22a3ba12a7ee9c9e1bf3ca78ffe506
<![CDATA[The Coronavirulization of the Self Portrait - Call for Artists!]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://www.coronaportrait.com/

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1 May 2020, 5:00 am 41f7f20e26f6852eaafc8c7cdc83d8fa
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: deadline, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has launched a grant for emerging photographers, aged 18-25, to support the creation of photographic images around the themes of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. They are looking for proposals for multi-media Projects around the theme of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. 

No Entry Fee. 

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24 April 2020, 3:30 am fc66d073c7731d09f1fdb94a62e06d2d
<![CDATA[The Corona Portrait Project]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. 

Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details here.

]]>
19 April 2020, 8:32 pm 26b6e53d6f98eafb6c33f85e12f3a3b0
<![CDATA[City of Alexandra: Step up!!!]]> Found: jury
The City of Alexandria, Virginia owns the Torpedo Factory building - one of the greatest art jewels of the United States. In these strange times, this is what one of the artists who rents a studio in that building notes:
Its a surprising to me that the AlexandriaVA.gov hasn't waived rent for the artists at the Torpedo Factory. Actually, it disgusts me. I mean, I get it, it now runs on tax dollars and our rent but what is the Office Of The Arts (no facebook page, weird but unsurprising) going to do when they are faced with several empty studios come the end of this bc artists are struggling and don't want to face owing the city thousands of dollars? The city said they would waive rent for now but we'd have to pay it back, but they will work with us on a payment plan. No fucking way, I'm already struggling, not going into hock to a tyrannical government. "We're from the government and we're here to help."
The city really hasn't been very effective. There was one studio empty for months bc they couldn't fill it, another that is rented but the artist is never there, never. I know of at least 2 studios that will be empty soon, before this mess. Under the watch of the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association that never happened. Never. Ever. Maybe the city needs to reconsider allowing a thriving artist association to manage the studios again, or at the very least, allow our 2019 artists to sublet and be eligible for studios. After all, they went thru the same blind jury process that's been in place for 45 years and created the center that is today so beloved. Weird, right, that the city would draw such an arbitrary line, especially when they can't fill studios on a slow day. It sure will be interesting to see how this unfolds....

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18 April 2020, 3:09 pm 7bc7d867960ad2d9905d36cd5c5cc80c
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
The contest is organized by the International Basketball Foundation. This year, photographers and basketball lovers may submit their photos that best illustrate the theme WOMEN IN BASKETBALL. 

Each participant may submit a maximum of three images. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/2CazgIJ

]]>
14 April 2020, 5:00 am ecf32e80fcb58abab6880e84080038e6
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
Artists from around the world are invited to design a poster on the theme “Zero Waste.” 

“Zero Waste” to remind the individuals what their responsibilities towards the environment are; It includes raising awareness of why we should attach importance to “Zero Waste” to leave a green Earth for future generations. Each artist may submit up to three posters. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
13 April 2020, 5:00 am 70d989d5b465fdff4b387c0fa852dee8
<![CDATA[Need help with grants during the pandemic?]]> Found: deadlines, deadline
Through April 24, between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm ET, feel free to drop in to Americans for the Arts Zoom "Office Hours with Nina"


Nina will be available to help you navigate the complex web of funding opportunities, federal regulations, and deadlines related to the $2.2 trillion federal aid package in the CARES Act.

]]>
11 April 2020, 2:00 pm 6f392b7c326beabc8f3c286478e5c6d2
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
ZelwiesBurger.jpg
Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
NYC6 017.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

NYC6 030.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[MarinMOCA 2021 Artist In Residence - Novato, CA]]> Found: deadline
$1,000 stipend. Deadline: Jul 1, 2020

]]>
8bc489aea2c9aee7f9ea9a2a2cd66b06
<![CDATA[Art Explosion 2020 - Grayling, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$8,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 10, 2020

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4a02525fcd8d3383642a9ba084e0eb10
<![CDATA[Raise Your Voice - Tubac, AZ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,800 in awards. Deadline: Aug 10, 2020

]]>
19b89ef5d54b8ca7b4d3bed1ccebf803
<![CDATA[Picturing Home: Online Photography Exhibition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$775 in awards. Deadline: Jun 21, 2020

]]>
7e4e49add5ac74ce1ae0cc3690d02843
<![CDATA[DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts - DeLand, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$50,000+ in awards. Deadline: Aug 9, 2020

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<![CDATA[Bold Expressions 2020 International Open Juried Art Show - Carmichael, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Aug 8, 2020

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1e1bc08f592d7184fb8cfd75eb9eb97c
<![CDATA[American Art Awards Scored By America's 25 Best Galleries - Online]]> Found: deadline
$7,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jul 30, 2020

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<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition - Park City, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: Jun 19, 2020

]]>
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<![CDATA[PSWC Pastels USA 34th Annual International Exhibition - Morro Bay, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$12,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 19, 2020

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5023f5876d2d057f7050b1b55799ae0a
<![CDATA[Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 26, 2020

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<![CDATA[Creative in Quarantine conversations]]> Found: award
Join Hirshhorn Museum curator emerita Phyllis Rosenzweig for a Creative in Quarantine conversation Thursday May 21 4-5pm. 

This is one in a series of weekly conversations produced by Day Eight’s Arts Writing Fellowship project and Cove Coworking during the corona quarantine. 

All events are free and to ensure interaction among attendees attendance is capped at 10. After registering a private link is provided to join on Zoom. The events are hosted by Robert Bettmann.

Phyllis Rosenzweig - Thur May 21 4-5pm

Phyllis Rosenzweig is curator emerita at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. At the Museum she organized exhibitions by contemporary artists such as Byron Kim, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Thomas Struth, and Lawrence Weiner. She has taught at George Washington University and at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and remains active in curatorial and publication projects. Register here.

Full series is in the “event” on Facebook and the next ones are:

Edward Winkleman - Wed May 27th 4-5pm

Edward Winkleman is Director of Digital Operations at John Wiley and Sons, an American multinational publishing company founded in 1807. He began his career in the art world with a series of guerilla-style exhibitions organized in New York and London under the name 'hit & run' and in 2001 co-founded Plus Ultra Gallery in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn, New York. Moving into Manhattan's gallery district in Chelsea in 2006, he changed the name of the gallery to Winkleman Gallery and the gallery's exhibitions were reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the New Yorker, TimeOut New York, and Art on Paper, among others. He authored an eponymous and highly influential blog about the art world and politics and was a contributing editor to the international blog Art World Salon. He lives in New York City.

Ron Charles - Tue June 2nd 4-5pm

Ron Charles is a book critic at The Washington Post. Prior to joining the Post, Charles was the book review editor and staff critic for seven years at The Christian Science Monitor. In 2010 he began a series of video book reviews for The Washington Post called "The Totally Hip Video Book Review". Sometimes featuring his wife, high school English teacher Dawn Charles, the videos are humorous reviews of books in the news and the art of book reviewing.

Maura Judkis - Thursday June 11 Noon-1pm

Maura Judkis is a features reporter covering culture, food, and the arts for the Washington Post. She has also received recognition as a humorist, essayist, food taster, and video presenter. In 2018 she won the James Beard Foundation media award for humor for her article about pumpkin spice. Since 2011, she has written for the Washington Post as a general assignment reporter in the Style section.

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21 May 2020, 5:00 am 2de71bdca056aaeb78dcc8d9a19a6d04
<![CDATA[The Covidian Age: $5,000 grants]]> Found: entry, entr
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/3bLqUVh

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20 May 2020, 5:00 am 99c144644381b54b6fa1538206138531
<![CDATA[Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series]]> Found: opportunity
Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series -- which offers a glimpse into the private collections of prominent contemporary art collectors in the DC area -- is online. While in previous years this series was held in the homes of their collector Hosts, this year, Transformer has re-imagined this series in response to current events.

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is a series of daily videos in which a different Host will share a favorite artwork in their private collections. This year's diverse lineup of Hosts include: Molly Donovan, Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art, Svetlana Legetic, Co-Founder and CEO of Brightest Young Things, and Lucian Perkins, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning independent photographer and filmmaker. 

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is free and registration is required. People who register will have access to a new video every Monday - Friday at 4pm throughout the month of June. 

Unique opportunity to have an intimate glimpse into the homes and collections of their Hosts!

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19 May 2020, 4:30 am 6a8193ee2125c660c9fe557faa4e6b33
<![CDATA[Artist Booster Grant 2020]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, awards, award
Just a reminder that tomorrow at midnight is the deadline to apply for an Artist Booster Grant 2020. Submissions to-date have been both fascinating - amazing artists - and heart breaking stories.

Please share with any and all you would like to encourage and support in the arts.

A View from the Inside Out, will award two unrestricted $500 grants to artists who are persisting in their work and community despite the turbulent times:

Two $500 unrestricted grants to support artists and their ongoing work in these challenging times. Organized by A View from the Inside Out, a mentor-mentee program that builds community art projects while advocating for ethical labor policies and practices.

Open to all artists. Period. No application fee. No restrictions on how the funds are used.

Deadline to apply: May 15 2020
Awards Announced: May 29 2020
To apply click here.

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14 May 2020, 3:30 am 4df21476e70b5a58e69f8d64597fcbac
<![CDATA[Call for funny animal pics]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are looking for funny wildlife images. The competition has six categories: 
• The Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Category 
• The Spectrum Creatures in the Air Category 
• The ThinkTank Photo Junior Category 
• The Amazing Internet Portfolio Category 
• The Olympus Underwater Category 
• The Video Clip Category. 

No Entry Fee. 

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9 May 2020, 2:54 pm 44b88e76166b356d1d15a900201070e2
<![CDATA[Available $$$ for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations]]> Found: deadline
More Than $1 Million Available for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations Struggling Due to COVID-19

Virginia’s state-wide arts and humanities councils will receive more than $1 million in federal funds designated for emergency relief to arts and cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 health crisis, according to a joint statement by Virginia Humanities and Virginia Commission for the Arts.

The funds are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress in March. The $2 trillion aid package includes $75 million each for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a portion of which will be sent to state and territorial arts and humanities councils to redistribute to nonprofit organizations in need.

Application information and eligibility requirements are now available on VirginiaHumanities.org and Arts.Virginia.gov. The deadline for museums, historic sites, and educational and cultural institutions to apply to Virginia Humanities is April 30 and the deadline for arts agencies to apply to the Virginia Commission for the Arts is May 8.

Virginia arts and cultural organizations can also apply directly to the NEH and NEA for aid of up to $300,000 (NEH) and $50,000 (NEA).

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7 May 2020, 4:30 am 6f22a3ba12a7ee9c9e1bf3ca78ffe506
<![CDATA[The Coronavirulization of the Self Portrait - Call for Artists!]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://www.coronaportrait.com/

]]>
1 May 2020, 5:00 am 41f7f20e26f6852eaafc8c7cdc83d8fa
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: deadline, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has launched a grant for emerging photographers, aged 18-25, to support the creation of photographic images around the themes of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. They are looking for proposals for multi-media Projects around the theme of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
24 April 2020, 3:30 am fc66d073c7731d09f1fdb94a62e06d2d
<![CDATA[The Corona Portrait Project]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. 

Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details here.

]]>
19 April 2020, 8:32 pm 26b6e53d6f98eafb6c33f85e12f3a3b0
<![CDATA[City of Alexandra: Step up!!!]]> Found: jury
The City of Alexandria, Virginia owns the Torpedo Factory building - one of the greatest art jewels of the United States. In these strange times, this is what one of the artists who rents a studio in that building notes:
Its a surprising to me that the AlexandriaVA.gov hasn't waived rent for the artists at the Torpedo Factory. Actually, it disgusts me. I mean, I get it, it now runs on tax dollars and our rent but what is the Office Of The Arts (no facebook page, weird but unsurprising) going to do when they are faced with several empty studios come the end of this bc artists are struggling and don't want to face owing the city thousands of dollars? The city said they would waive rent for now but we'd have to pay it back, but they will work with us on a payment plan. No fucking way, I'm already struggling, not going into hock to a tyrannical government. "We're from the government and we're here to help."
The city really hasn't been very effective. There was one studio empty for months bc they couldn't fill it, another that is rented but the artist is never there, never. I know of at least 2 studios that will be empty soon, before this mess. Under the watch of the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association that never happened. Never. Ever. Maybe the city needs to reconsider allowing a thriving artist association to manage the studios again, or at the very least, allow our 2019 artists to sublet and be eligible for studios. After all, they went thru the same blind jury process that's been in place for 45 years and created the center that is today so beloved. Weird, right, that the city would draw such an arbitrary line, especially when they can't fill studios on a slow day. It sure will be interesting to see how this unfolds....

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18 April 2020, 3:09 pm 7bc7d867960ad2d9905d36cd5c5cc80c
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
The contest is organized by the International Basketball Foundation. This year, photographers and basketball lovers may submit their photos that best illustrate the theme WOMEN IN BASKETBALL. 

Each participant may submit a maximum of three images. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/2CazgIJ

]]>
14 April 2020, 5:00 am ecf32e80fcb58abab6880e84080038e6
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
Artists from around the world are invited to design a poster on the theme “Zero Waste.” 

“Zero Waste” to remind the individuals what their responsibilities towards the environment are; It includes raising awareness of why we should attach importance to “Zero Waste” to leave a green Earth for future generations. Each artist may submit up to three posters. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
13 April 2020, 5:00 am 70d989d5b465fdff4b387c0fa852dee8
<![CDATA[Need help with grants during the pandemic?]]> Found: deadlines, deadline
Through April 24, between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm ET, feel free to drop in to Americans for the Arts Zoom "Office Hours with Nina"


Nina will be available to help you navigate the complex web of funding opportunities, federal regulations, and deadlines related to the $2.2 trillion federal aid package in the CARES Act.

]]>
11 April 2020, 2:00 pm 6f392b7c326beabc8f3c286478e5c6d2
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
ZelwiesBurger.jpg
Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
NYC6 017.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

NYC6 030.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[MarinMOCA 2021 Artist In Residence - Novato, CA]]> Found: deadline
$1,000 stipend. Deadline: Jul 1, 2020

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8bc489aea2c9aee7f9ea9a2a2cd66b06
<![CDATA[Art Explosion 2020 - Grayling, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$8,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 10, 2020

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4a02525fcd8d3383642a9ba084e0eb10
<![CDATA[Raise Your Voice - Tubac, AZ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,800 in awards. Deadline: Aug 10, 2020

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19b89ef5d54b8ca7b4d3bed1ccebf803
<![CDATA[Picturing Home: Online Photography Exhibition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$775 in awards. Deadline: Jun 21, 2020

]]>
7e4e49add5ac74ce1ae0cc3690d02843
<![CDATA[DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts - DeLand, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$50,000+ in awards. Deadline: Aug 9, 2020

]]>
07216766572d11883921249fb5977bf6
<![CDATA[Bold Expressions 2020 International Open Juried Art Show - Carmichael, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Aug 8, 2020

]]>
1e1bc08f592d7184fb8cfd75eb9eb97c
<![CDATA[American Art Awards Scored By America's 25 Best Galleries - Online]]> Found: deadline
$7,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jul 30, 2020

]]>
967d46e6c37128eff8743a4188ad2ec3
<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition - Park City, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: Jun 19, 2020

]]>
95f25be537e7240cacc0313ee7596bc1
<![CDATA[PSWC Pastels USA 34th Annual International Exhibition - Morro Bay, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$12,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 19, 2020

]]>
5023f5876d2d057f7050b1b55799ae0a
<![CDATA[Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 26, 2020

]]>
d4ec78909b809a5630dc19a323c5730c
<![CDATA[Creative in Quarantine conversations]]> Found: award
Join Hirshhorn Museum curator emerita Phyllis Rosenzweig for a Creative in Quarantine conversation Thursday May 21 4-5pm. 

This is one in a series of weekly conversations produced by Day Eight’s Arts Writing Fellowship project and Cove Coworking during the corona quarantine. 

All events are free and to ensure interaction among attendees attendance is capped at 10. After registering a private link is provided to join on Zoom. The events are hosted by Robert Bettmann.

Phyllis Rosenzweig - Thur May 21 4-5pm

Phyllis Rosenzweig is curator emerita at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. At the Museum she organized exhibitions by contemporary artists such as Byron Kim, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Thomas Struth, and Lawrence Weiner. She has taught at George Washington University and at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and remains active in curatorial and publication projects. Register here.

Full series is in the “event” on Facebook and the next ones are:

Edward Winkleman - Wed May 27th 4-5pm

Edward Winkleman is Director of Digital Operations at John Wiley and Sons, an American multinational publishing company founded in 1807. He began his career in the art world with a series of guerilla-style exhibitions organized in New York and London under the name 'hit & run' and in 2001 co-founded Plus Ultra Gallery in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn, New York. Moving into Manhattan's gallery district in Chelsea in 2006, he changed the name of the gallery to Winkleman Gallery and the gallery's exhibitions were reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the New Yorker, TimeOut New York, and Art on Paper, among others. He authored an eponymous and highly influential blog about the art world and politics and was a contributing editor to the international blog Art World Salon. He lives in New York City.

Ron Charles - Tue June 2nd 4-5pm

Ron Charles is a book critic at The Washington Post. Prior to joining the Post, Charles was the book review editor and staff critic for seven years at The Christian Science Monitor. In 2010 he began a series of video book reviews for The Washington Post called "The Totally Hip Video Book Review". Sometimes featuring his wife, high school English teacher Dawn Charles, the videos are humorous reviews of books in the news and the art of book reviewing.

Maura Judkis - Thursday June 11 Noon-1pm

Maura Judkis is a features reporter covering culture, food, and the arts for the Washington Post. She has also received recognition as a humorist, essayist, food taster, and video presenter. In 2018 she won the James Beard Foundation media award for humor for her article about pumpkin spice. Since 2011, she has written for the Washington Post as a general assignment reporter in the Style section.

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21 May 2020, 5:00 am 2de71bdca056aaeb78dcc8d9a19a6d04
<![CDATA[The Covidian Age: $5,000 grants]]> Found: entry, entr
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/3bLqUVh

]]>
20 May 2020, 5:00 am 99c144644381b54b6fa1538206138531
<![CDATA[Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series]]> Found: opportunity
Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series -- which offers a glimpse into the private collections of prominent contemporary art collectors in the DC area -- is online. While in previous years this series was held in the homes of their collector Hosts, this year, Transformer has re-imagined this series in response to current events.

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is a series of daily videos in which a different Host will share a favorite artwork in their private collections. This year's diverse lineup of Hosts include: Molly Donovan, Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art, Svetlana Legetic, Co-Founder and CEO of Brightest Young Things, and Lucian Perkins, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning independent photographer and filmmaker. 

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is free and registration is required. People who register will have access to a new video every Monday - Friday at 4pm throughout the month of June. 

Unique opportunity to have an intimate glimpse into the homes and collections of their Hosts!

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19 May 2020, 4:30 am 6a8193ee2125c660c9fe557faa4e6b33
<![CDATA[Artist Booster Grant 2020]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, awards, award
Just a reminder that tomorrow at midnight is the deadline to apply for an Artist Booster Grant 2020. Submissions to-date have been both fascinating - amazing artists - and heart breaking stories.

Please share with any and all you would like to encourage and support in the arts.

A View from the Inside Out, will award two unrestricted $500 grants to artists who are persisting in their work and community despite the turbulent times:

Two $500 unrestricted grants to support artists and their ongoing work in these challenging times. Organized by A View from the Inside Out, a mentor-mentee program that builds community art projects while advocating for ethical labor policies and practices.

Open to all artists. Period. No application fee. No restrictions on how the funds are used.

Deadline to apply: May 15 2020
Awards Announced: May 29 2020
To apply click here.

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14 May 2020, 3:30 am 4df21476e70b5a58e69f8d64597fcbac
<![CDATA[Call for funny animal pics]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are looking for funny wildlife images. The competition has six categories: 
• The Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Category 
• The Spectrum Creatures in the Air Category 
• The ThinkTank Photo Junior Category 
• The Amazing Internet Portfolio Category 
• The Olympus Underwater Category 
• The Video Clip Category. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
9 May 2020, 2:54 pm 44b88e76166b356d1d15a900201070e2
<![CDATA[Available $$$ for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations]]> Found: deadline
More Than $1 Million Available for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations Struggling Due to COVID-19

Virginia’s state-wide arts and humanities councils will receive more than $1 million in federal funds designated for emergency relief to arts and cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 health crisis, according to a joint statement by Virginia Humanities and Virginia Commission for the Arts.

The funds are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress in March. The $2 trillion aid package includes $75 million each for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a portion of which will be sent to state and territorial arts and humanities councils to redistribute to nonprofit organizations in need.

Application information and eligibility requirements are now available on VirginiaHumanities.org and Arts.Virginia.gov. The deadline for museums, historic sites, and educational and cultural institutions to apply to Virginia Humanities is April 30 and the deadline for arts agencies to apply to the Virginia Commission for the Arts is May 8.

Virginia arts and cultural organizations can also apply directly to the NEH and NEA for aid of up to $300,000 (NEH) and $50,000 (NEA).

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7 May 2020, 4:30 am 6f22a3ba12a7ee9c9e1bf3ca78ffe506
<![CDATA[The Coronavirulization of the Self Portrait - Call for Artists!]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://www.coronaportrait.com/

]]>
1 May 2020, 5:00 am 41f7f20e26f6852eaafc8c7cdc83d8fa
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: deadline, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has launched a grant for emerging photographers, aged 18-25, to support the creation of photographic images around the themes of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. They are looking for proposals for multi-media Projects around the theme of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
24 April 2020, 3:30 am fc66d073c7731d09f1fdb94a62e06d2d
<![CDATA[The Corona Portrait Project]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. 

Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details here.

]]>
19 April 2020, 8:32 pm 26b6e53d6f98eafb6c33f85e12f3a3b0
<![CDATA[City of Alexandra: Step up!!!]]> Found: jury
The City of Alexandria, Virginia owns the Torpedo Factory building - one of the greatest art jewels of the United States. In these strange times, this is what one of the artists who rents a studio in that building notes:
Its a surprising to me that the AlexandriaVA.gov hasn't waived rent for the artists at the Torpedo Factory. Actually, it disgusts me. I mean, I get it, it now runs on tax dollars and our rent but what is the Office Of The Arts (no facebook page, weird but unsurprising) going to do when they are faced with several empty studios come the end of this bc artists are struggling and don't want to face owing the city thousands of dollars? The city said they would waive rent for now but we'd have to pay it back, but they will work with us on a payment plan. No fucking way, I'm already struggling, not going into hock to a tyrannical government. "We're from the government and we're here to help."
The city really hasn't been very effective. There was one studio empty for months bc they couldn't fill it, another that is rented but the artist is never there, never. I know of at least 2 studios that will be empty soon, before this mess. Under the watch of the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association that never happened. Never. Ever. Maybe the city needs to reconsider allowing a thriving artist association to manage the studios again, or at the very least, allow our 2019 artists to sublet and be eligible for studios. After all, they went thru the same blind jury process that's been in place for 45 years and created the center that is today so beloved. Weird, right, that the city would draw such an arbitrary line, especially when they can't fill studios on a slow day. It sure will be interesting to see how this unfolds....

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18 April 2020, 3:09 pm 7bc7d867960ad2d9905d36cd5c5cc80c
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
The contest is organized by the International Basketball Foundation. This year, photographers and basketball lovers may submit their photos that best illustrate the theme WOMEN IN BASKETBALL. 

Each participant may submit a maximum of three images. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/2CazgIJ

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14 April 2020, 5:00 am ecf32e80fcb58abab6880e84080038e6
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
Artists from around the world are invited to design a poster on the theme “Zero Waste.” 

“Zero Waste” to remind the individuals what their responsibilities towards the environment are; It includes raising awareness of why we should attach importance to “Zero Waste” to leave a green Earth for future generations. Each artist may submit up to three posters. 

No Entry Fee. 

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13 April 2020, 5:00 am 70d989d5b465fdff4b387c0fa852dee8
<![CDATA[Need help with grants during the pandemic?]]> Found: deadlines, deadline
Through April 24, between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm ET, feel free to drop in to Americans for the Arts Zoom "Office Hours with Nina"


Nina will be available to help you navigate the complex web of funding opportunities, federal regulations, and deadlines related to the $2.2 trillion federal aid package in the CARES Act.

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11 April 2020, 2:00 pm 6f392b7c326beabc8f3c286478e5c6d2
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
ZelwiesBurger.jpg
Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
NYC6 017.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

NYC6 030.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[MarinMOCA 2021 Artist In Residence - Novato, CA]]> Found: deadline
$1,000 stipend. Deadline: Jul 1, 2020

]]>
8bc489aea2c9aee7f9ea9a2a2cd66b06
<![CDATA[Art Explosion 2020 - Grayling, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$8,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 10, 2020

]]>
4a02525fcd8d3383642a9ba084e0eb10
<![CDATA[Raise Your Voice - Tubac, AZ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,800 in awards. Deadline: Aug 10, 2020

]]>
19b89ef5d54b8ca7b4d3bed1ccebf803
<![CDATA[Picturing Home: Online Photography Exhibition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$775 in awards. Deadline: Jun 21, 2020

]]>
7e4e49add5ac74ce1ae0cc3690d02843
<![CDATA[DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts - DeLand, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$50,000+ in awards. Deadline: Aug 9, 2020

]]>
07216766572d11883921249fb5977bf6
<![CDATA[Bold Expressions 2020 International Open Juried Art Show - Carmichael, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Aug 8, 2020

]]>
1e1bc08f592d7184fb8cfd75eb9eb97c
<![CDATA[American Art Awards Scored By America's 25 Best Galleries - Online]]> Found: deadline
$7,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jul 30, 2020

]]>
967d46e6c37128eff8743a4188ad2ec3
<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition - Park City, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: Jun 19, 2020

]]>
95f25be537e7240cacc0313ee7596bc1
<![CDATA[PSWC Pastels USA 34th Annual International Exhibition - Morro Bay, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$12,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 19, 2020

]]>
5023f5876d2d057f7050b1b55799ae0a
<![CDATA[Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 26, 2020

]]>
d4ec78909b809a5630dc19a323c5730c
<![CDATA[Creative in Quarantine conversations]]> Found: award
Join Hirshhorn Museum curator emerita Phyllis Rosenzweig for a Creative in Quarantine conversation Thursday May 21 4-5pm. 

This is one in a series of weekly conversations produced by Day Eight’s Arts Writing Fellowship project and Cove Coworking during the corona quarantine. 

All events are free and to ensure interaction among attendees attendance is capped at 10. After registering a private link is provided to join on Zoom. The events are hosted by Robert Bettmann.

Phyllis Rosenzweig - Thur May 21 4-5pm

Phyllis Rosenzweig is curator emerita at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. At the Museum she organized exhibitions by contemporary artists such as Byron Kim, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Thomas Struth, and Lawrence Weiner. She has taught at George Washington University and at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and remains active in curatorial and publication projects. Register here.

Full series is in the “event” on Facebook and the next ones are:

Edward Winkleman - Wed May 27th 4-5pm

Edward Winkleman is Director of Digital Operations at John Wiley and Sons, an American multinational publishing company founded in 1807. He began his career in the art world with a series of guerilla-style exhibitions organized in New York and London under the name 'hit & run' and in 2001 co-founded Plus Ultra Gallery in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn, New York. Moving into Manhattan's gallery district in Chelsea in 2006, he changed the name of the gallery to Winkleman Gallery and the gallery's exhibitions were reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the New Yorker, TimeOut New York, and Art on Paper, among others. He authored an eponymous and highly influential blog about the art world and politics and was a contributing editor to the international blog Art World Salon. He lives in New York City.

Ron Charles - Tue June 2nd 4-5pm

Ron Charles is a book critic at The Washington Post. Prior to joining the Post, Charles was the book review editor and staff critic for seven years at The Christian Science Monitor. In 2010 he began a series of video book reviews for The Washington Post called "The Totally Hip Video Book Review". Sometimes featuring his wife, high school English teacher Dawn Charles, the videos are humorous reviews of books in the news and the art of book reviewing.

Maura Judkis - Thursday June 11 Noon-1pm

Maura Judkis is a features reporter covering culture, food, and the arts for the Washington Post. She has also received recognition as a humorist, essayist, food taster, and video presenter. In 2018 she won the James Beard Foundation media award for humor for her article about pumpkin spice. Since 2011, she has written for the Washington Post as a general assignment reporter in the Style section.

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21 May 2020, 5:00 am 2de71bdca056aaeb78dcc8d9a19a6d04
<![CDATA[The Covidian Age: $5,000 grants]]> Found: entry, entr
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/3bLqUVh

]]>
20 May 2020, 5:00 am 99c144644381b54b6fa1538206138531
<![CDATA[Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series]]> Found: opportunity
Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series -- which offers a glimpse into the private collections of prominent contemporary art collectors in the DC area -- is online. While in previous years this series was held in the homes of their collector Hosts, this year, Transformer has re-imagined this series in response to current events.

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is a series of daily videos in which a different Host will share a favorite artwork in their private collections. This year's diverse lineup of Hosts include: Molly Donovan, Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art, Svetlana Legetic, Co-Founder and CEO of Brightest Young Things, and Lucian Perkins, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning independent photographer and filmmaker. 

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is free and registration is required. People who register will have access to a new video every Monday - Friday at 4pm throughout the month of June. 

Unique opportunity to have an intimate glimpse into the homes and collections of their Hosts!

]]>
19 May 2020, 4:30 am 6a8193ee2125c660c9fe557faa4e6b33
<![CDATA[Artist Booster Grant 2020]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, awards, award
Just a reminder that tomorrow at midnight is the deadline to apply for an Artist Booster Grant 2020. Submissions to-date have been both fascinating - amazing artists - and heart breaking stories.

Please share with any and all you would like to encourage and support in the arts.

A View from the Inside Out, will award two unrestricted $500 grants to artists who are persisting in their work and community despite the turbulent times:

Two $500 unrestricted grants to support artists and their ongoing work in these challenging times. Organized by A View from the Inside Out, a mentor-mentee program that builds community art projects while advocating for ethical labor policies and practices.

Open to all artists. Period. No application fee. No restrictions on how the funds are used.

Deadline to apply: May 15 2020
Awards Announced: May 29 2020
To apply click here.

]]>
14 May 2020, 3:30 am 4df21476e70b5a58e69f8d64597fcbac
<![CDATA[Call for funny animal pics]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are looking for funny wildlife images. The competition has six categories: 
• The Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Category 
• The Spectrum Creatures in the Air Category 
• The ThinkTank Photo Junior Category 
• The Amazing Internet Portfolio Category 
• The Olympus Underwater Category 
• The Video Clip Category. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
9 May 2020, 2:54 pm 44b88e76166b356d1d15a900201070e2
<![CDATA[Available $$$ for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations]]> Found: deadline
More Than $1 Million Available for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations Struggling Due to COVID-19

Virginia’s state-wide arts and humanities councils will receive more than $1 million in federal funds designated for emergency relief to arts and cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 health crisis, according to a joint statement by Virginia Humanities and Virginia Commission for the Arts.

The funds are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress in March. The $2 trillion aid package includes $75 million each for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a portion of which will be sent to state and territorial arts and humanities councils to redistribute to nonprofit organizations in need.

Application information and eligibility requirements are now available on VirginiaHumanities.org and Arts.Virginia.gov. The deadline for museums, historic sites, and educational and cultural institutions to apply to Virginia Humanities is April 30 and the deadline for arts agencies to apply to the Virginia Commission for the Arts is May 8.

Virginia arts and cultural organizations can also apply directly to the NEH and NEA for aid of up to $300,000 (NEH) and $50,000 (NEA).

]]>
7 May 2020, 4:30 am 6f22a3ba12a7ee9c9e1bf3ca78ffe506
<![CDATA[The Coronavirulization of the Self Portrait - Call for Artists!]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://www.coronaportrait.com/

]]>
1 May 2020, 5:00 am 41f7f20e26f6852eaafc8c7cdc83d8fa
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: deadline, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has launched a grant for emerging photographers, aged 18-25, to support the creation of photographic images around the themes of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. They are looking for proposals for multi-media Projects around the theme of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
24 April 2020, 3:30 am fc66d073c7731d09f1fdb94a62e06d2d
<![CDATA[The Corona Portrait Project]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. 

Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details here.

]]>
19 April 2020, 8:32 pm 26b6e53d6f98eafb6c33f85e12f3a3b0
<![CDATA[City of Alexandra: Step up!!!]]> Found: jury
The City of Alexandria, Virginia owns the Torpedo Factory building - one of the greatest art jewels of the United States. In these strange times, this is what one of the artists who rents a studio in that building notes:
Its a surprising to me that the AlexandriaVA.gov hasn't waived rent for the artists at the Torpedo Factory. Actually, it disgusts me. I mean, I get it, it now runs on tax dollars and our rent but what is the Office Of The Arts (no facebook page, weird but unsurprising) going to do when they are faced with several empty studios come the end of this bc artists are struggling and don't want to face owing the city thousands of dollars? The city said they would waive rent for now but we'd have to pay it back, but they will work with us on a payment plan. No fucking way, I'm already struggling, not going into hock to a tyrannical government. "We're from the government and we're here to help."
The city really hasn't been very effective. There was one studio empty for months bc they couldn't fill it, another that is rented but the artist is never there, never. I know of at least 2 studios that will be empty soon, before this mess. Under the watch of the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association that never happened. Never. Ever. Maybe the city needs to reconsider allowing a thriving artist association to manage the studios again, or at the very least, allow our 2019 artists to sublet and be eligible for studios. After all, they went thru the same blind jury process that's been in place for 45 years and created the center that is today so beloved. Weird, right, that the city would draw such an arbitrary line, especially when they can't fill studios on a slow day. It sure will be interesting to see how this unfolds....

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18 April 2020, 3:09 pm 7bc7d867960ad2d9905d36cd5c5cc80c
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
The contest is organized by the International Basketball Foundation. This year, photographers and basketball lovers may submit their photos that best illustrate the theme WOMEN IN BASKETBALL. 

Each participant may submit a maximum of three images. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/2CazgIJ

]]>
14 April 2020, 5:00 am ecf32e80fcb58abab6880e84080038e6
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
Artists from around the world are invited to design a poster on the theme “Zero Waste.” 

“Zero Waste” to remind the individuals what their responsibilities towards the environment are; It includes raising awareness of why we should attach importance to “Zero Waste” to leave a green Earth for future generations. Each artist may submit up to three posters. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
13 April 2020, 5:00 am 70d989d5b465fdff4b387c0fa852dee8
<![CDATA[Need help with grants during the pandemic?]]> Found: deadlines, deadline
Through April 24, between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm ET, feel free to drop in to Americans for the Arts Zoom "Office Hours with Nina"


Nina will be available to help you navigate the complex web of funding opportunities, federal regulations, and deadlines related to the $2.2 trillion federal aid package in the CARES Act.

]]>
11 April 2020, 2:00 pm 6f392b7c326beabc8f3c286478e5c6d2
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
ZelwiesBurger.jpg
Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
NYC6 017.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

NYC6 030.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[MarinMOCA 2021 Artist In Residence - Novato, CA]]> Found: deadline
$1,000 stipend. Deadline: Jul 1, 2020

]]>
8bc489aea2c9aee7f9ea9a2a2cd66b06
<![CDATA[Art Explosion 2020 - Grayling, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$8,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 10, 2020

]]>
4a02525fcd8d3383642a9ba084e0eb10
<![CDATA[Raise Your Voice - Tubac, AZ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,800 in awards. Deadline: Aug 10, 2020

]]>
19b89ef5d54b8ca7b4d3bed1ccebf803
<![CDATA[Picturing Home: Online Photography Exhibition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$775 in awards. Deadline: Jun 21, 2020

]]>
7e4e49add5ac74ce1ae0cc3690d02843
<![CDATA[DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts - DeLand, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$50,000+ in awards. Deadline: Aug 9, 2020

]]>
07216766572d11883921249fb5977bf6
<![CDATA[Bold Expressions 2020 International Open Juried Art Show - Carmichael, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Aug 8, 2020

]]>
1e1bc08f592d7184fb8cfd75eb9eb97c
<![CDATA[American Art Awards Scored By America's 25 Best Galleries - Online]]> Found: deadline
$7,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jul 30, 2020

]]>
967d46e6c37128eff8743a4188ad2ec3
<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition - Park City, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: Jun 19, 2020

]]>
95f25be537e7240cacc0313ee7596bc1
<![CDATA[PSWC Pastels USA 34th Annual International Exhibition - Morro Bay, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$12,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 19, 2020

]]>
5023f5876d2d057f7050b1b55799ae0a
<![CDATA[Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 26, 2020

]]>
d4ec78909b809a5630dc19a323c5730c
<![CDATA[Creative in Quarantine conversations]]> Found: award
Join Hirshhorn Museum curator emerita Phyllis Rosenzweig for a Creative in Quarantine conversation Thursday May 21 4-5pm. 

This is one in a series of weekly conversations produced by Day Eight’s Arts Writing Fellowship project and Cove Coworking during the corona quarantine. 

All events are free and to ensure interaction among attendees attendance is capped at 10. After registering a private link is provided to join on Zoom. The events are hosted by Robert Bettmann.

Phyllis Rosenzweig - Thur May 21 4-5pm

Phyllis Rosenzweig is curator emerita at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. At the Museum she organized exhibitions by contemporary artists such as Byron Kim, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Thomas Struth, and Lawrence Weiner. She has taught at George Washington University and at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and remains active in curatorial and publication projects. Register here.

Full series is in the “event” on Facebook and the next ones are:

Edward Winkleman - Wed May 27th 4-5pm

Edward Winkleman is Director of Digital Operations at John Wiley and Sons, an American multinational publishing company founded in 1807. He began his career in the art world with a series of guerilla-style exhibitions organized in New York and London under the name 'hit & run' and in 2001 co-founded Plus Ultra Gallery in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn, New York. Moving into Manhattan's gallery district in Chelsea in 2006, he changed the name of the gallery to Winkleman Gallery and the gallery's exhibitions were reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the New Yorker, TimeOut New York, and Art on Paper, among others. He authored an eponymous and highly influential blog about the art world and politics and was a contributing editor to the international blog Art World Salon. He lives in New York City.

Ron Charles - Tue June 2nd 4-5pm

Ron Charles is a book critic at The Washington Post. Prior to joining the Post, Charles was the book review editor and staff critic for seven years at The Christian Science Monitor. In 2010 he began a series of video book reviews for The Washington Post called "The Totally Hip Video Book Review". Sometimes featuring his wife, high school English teacher Dawn Charles, the videos are humorous reviews of books in the news and the art of book reviewing.

Maura Judkis - Thursday June 11 Noon-1pm

Maura Judkis is a features reporter covering culture, food, and the arts for the Washington Post. She has also received recognition as a humorist, essayist, food taster, and video presenter. In 2018 she won the James Beard Foundation media award for humor for her article about pumpkin spice. Since 2011, she has written for the Washington Post as a general assignment reporter in the Style section.

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21 May 2020, 5:00 am 2de71bdca056aaeb78dcc8d9a19a6d04
<![CDATA[The Covidian Age: $5,000 grants]]> Found: entry, entr
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/3bLqUVh

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20 May 2020, 5:00 am 99c144644381b54b6fa1538206138531
<![CDATA[Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series]]> Found: opportunity
Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series -- which offers a glimpse into the private collections of prominent contemporary art collectors in the DC area -- is online. While in previous years this series was held in the homes of their collector Hosts, this year, Transformer has re-imagined this series in response to current events.

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is a series of daily videos in which a different Host will share a favorite artwork in their private collections. This year's diverse lineup of Hosts include: Molly Donovan, Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art, Svetlana Legetic, Co-Founder and CEO of Brightest Young Things, and Lucian Perkins, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning independent photographer and filmmaker. 

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is free and registration is required. People who register will have access to a new video every Monday - Friday at 4pm throughout the month of June. 

Unique opportunity to have an intimate glimpse into the homes and collections of their Hosts!

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19 May 2020, 4:30 am 6a8193ee2125c660c9fe557faa4e6b33
<![CDATA[Artist Booster Grant 2020]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, awards, award
Just a reminder that tomorrow at midnight is the deadline to apply for an Artist Booster Grant 2020. Submissions to-date have been both fascinating - amazing artists - and heart breaking stories.

Please share with any and all you would like to encourage and support in the arts.

A View from the Inside Out, will award two unrestricted $500 grants to artists who are persisting in their work and community despite the turbulent times:

Two $500 unrestricted grants to support artists and their ongoing work in these challenging times. Organized by A View from the Inside Out, a mentor-mentee program that builds community art projects while advocating for ethical labor policies and practices.

Open to all artists. Period. No application fee. No restrictions on how the funds are used.

Deadline to apply: May 15 2020
Awards Announced: May 29 2020
To apply click here.

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14 May 2020, 3:30 am 4df21476e70b5a58e69f8d64597fcbac
<![CDATA[Call for funny animal pics]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are looking for funny wildlife images. The competition has six categories: 
• The Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Category 
• The Spectrum Creatures in the Air Category 
• The ThinkTank Photo Junior Category 
• The Amazing Internet Portfolio Category 
• The Olympus Underwater Category 
• The Video Clip Category. 

No Entry Fee. 

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9 May 2020, 2:54 pm 44b88e76166b356d1d15a900201070e2
<![CDATA[Available $$$ for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations]]> Found: deadline
More Than $1 Million Available for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations Struggling Due to COVID-19

Virginia’s state-wide arts and humanities councils will receive more than $1 million in federal funds designated for emergency relief to arts and cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 health crisis, according to a joint statement by Virginia Humanities and Virginia Commission for the Arts.

The funds are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress in March. The $2 trillion aid package includes $75 million each for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a portion of which will be sent to state and territorial arts and humanities councils to redistribute to nonprofit organizations in need.

Application information and eligibility requirements are now available on VirginiaHumanities.org and Arts.Virginia.gov. The deadline for museums, historic sites, and educational and cultural institutions to apply to Virginia Humanities is April 30 and the deadline for arts agencies to apply to the Virginia Commission for the Arts is May 8.

Virginia arts and cultural organizations can also apply directly to the NEH and NEA for aid of up to $300,000 (NEH) and $50,000 (NEA).

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7 May 2020, 4:30 am 6f22a3ba12a7ee9c9e1bf3ca78ffe506
<![CDATA[The Coronavirulization of the Self Portrait - Call for Artists!]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://www.coronaportrait.com/

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1 May 2020, 5:00 am 41f7f20e26f6852eaafc8c7cdc83d8fa
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: deadline, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has launched a grant for emerging photographers, aged 18-25, to support the creation of photographic images around the themes of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. They are looking for proposals for multi-media Projects around the theme of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. 

No Entry Fee. 

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24 April 2020, 3:30 am fc66d073c7731d09f1fdb94a62e06d2d
<![CDATA[The Corona Portrait Project]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. 

Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details here.

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19 April 2020, 8:32 pm 26b6e53d6f98eafb6c33f85e12f3a3b0
<![CDATA[City of Alexandra: Step up!!!]]> Found: jury
The City of Alexandria, Virginia owns the Torpedo Factory building - one of the greatest art jewels of the United States. In these strange times, this is what one of the artists who rents a studio in that building notes:
Its a surprising to me that the AlexandriaVA.gov hasn't waived rent for the artists at the Torpedo Factory. Actually, it disgusts me. I mean, I get it, it now runs on tax dollars and our rent but what is the Office Of The Arts (no facebook page, weird but unsurprising) going to do when they are faced with several empty studios come the end of this bc artists are struggling and don't want to face owing the city thousands of dollars? The city said they would waive rent for now but we'd have to pay it back, but they will work with us on a payment plan. No fucking way, I'm already struggling, not going into hock to a tyrannical government. "We're from the government and we're here to help."
The city really hasn't been very effective. There was one studio empty for months bc they couldn't fill it, another that is rented but the artist is never there, never. I know of at least 2 studios that will be empty soon, before this mess. Under the watch of the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association that never happened. Never. Ever. Maybe the city needs to reconsider allowing a thriving artist association to manage the studios again, or at the very least, allow our 2019 artists to sublet and be eligible for studios. After all, they went thru the same blind jury process that's been in place for 45 years and created the center that is today so beloved. Weird, right, that the city would draw such an arbitrary line, especially when they can't fill studios on a slow day. It sure will be interesting to see how this unfolds....

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18 April 2020, 3:09 pm 7bc7d867960ad2d9905d36cd5c5cc80c
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
The contest is organized by the International Basketball Foundation. This year, photographers and basketball lovers may submit their photos that best illustrate the theme WOMEN IN BASKETBALL. 

Each participant may submit a maximum of three images. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/2CazgIJ

]]>
14 April 2020, 5:00 am ecf32e80fcb58abab6880e84080038e6
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
Artists from around the world are invited to design a poster on the theme “Zero Waste.” 

“Zero Waste” to remind the individuals what their responsibilities towards the environment are; It includes raising awareness of why we should attach importance to “Zero Waste” to leave a green Earth for future generations. Each artist may submit up to three posters. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
13 April 2020, 5:00 am 70d989d5b465fdff4b387c0fa852dee8
<![CDATA[Need help with grants during the pandemic?]]> Found: deadlines, deadline
Through April 24, between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm ET, feel free to drop in to Americans for the Arts Zoom "Office Hours with Nina"


Nina will be available to help you navigate the complex web of funding opportunities, federal regulations, and deadlines related to the $2.2 trillion federal aid package in the CARES Act.

]]>
11 April 2020, 2:00 pm 6f392b7c326beabc8f3c286478e5c6d2
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
ZelwiesBurger.jpg
Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
NYC6 017.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

NYC6 030.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[MarinMOCA 2021 Artist In Residence - Novato, CA]]> Found: deadline
$1,000 stipend. Deadline: Jul 1, 2020

]]>
8bc489aea2c9aee7f9ea9a2a2cd66b06
<![CDATA[Art Explosion 2020 - Grayling, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$8,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 10, 2020

]]>
4a02525fcd8d3383642a9ba084e0eb10
<![CDATA[Raise Your Voice - Tubac, AZ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,800 in awards. Deadline: Aug 10, 2020

]]>
19b89ef5d54b8ca7b4d3bed1ccebf803
<![CDATA[Picturing Home: Online Photography Exhibition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$775 in awards. Deadline: Jun 21, 2020

]]>
7e4e49add5ac74ce1ae0cc3690d02843
<![CDATA[DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts - DeLand, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$50,000+ in awards. Deadline: Aug 9, 2020

]]>
07216766572d11883921249fb5977bf6
<![CDATA[Bold Expressions 2020 International Open Juried Art Show - Carmichael, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Aug 8, 2020

]]>
1e1bc08f592d7184fb8cfd75eb9eb97c
<![CDATA[American Art Awards Scored By America's 25 Best Galleries - Online]]> Found: deadline
$7,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jul 30, 2020

]]>
967d46e6c37128eff8743a4188ad2ec3
<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition - Park City, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: Jun 19, 2020

]]>
95f25be537e7240cacc0313ee7596bc1
<![CDATA[PSWC Pastels USA 34th Annual International Exhibition - Morro Bay, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$12,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 19, 2020

]]>
5023f5876d2d057f7050b1b55799ae0a
<![CDATA[Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 26, 2020

]]>
d4ec78909b809a5630dc19a323c5730c
<![CDATA[Creative in Quarantine conversations]]> Found: award
Join Hirshhorn Museum curator emerita Phyllis Rosenzweig for a Creative in Quarantine conversation Thursday May 21 4-5pm. 

This is one in a series of weekly conversations produced by Day Eight’s Arts Writing Fellowship project and Cove Coworking during the corona quarantine. 

All events are free and to ensure interaction among attendees attendance is capped at 10. After registering a private link is provided to join on Zoom. The events are hosted by Robert Bettmann.

Phyllis Rosenzweig - Thur May 21 4-5pm

Phyllis Rosenzweig is curator emerita at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. At the Museum she organized exhibitions by contemporary artists such as Byron Kim, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Thomas Struth, and Lawrence Weiner. She has taught at George Washington University and at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and remains active in curatorial and publication projects. Register here.

Full series is in the “event” on Facebook and the next ones are:

Edward Winkleman - Wed May 27th 4-5pm

Edward Winkleman is Director of Digital Operations at John Wiley and Sons, an American multinational publishing company founded in 1807. He began his career in the art world with a series of guerilla-style exhibitions organized in New York and London under the name 'hit & run' and in 2001 co-founded Plus Ultra Gallery in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn, New York. Moving into Manhattan's gallery district in Chelsea in 2006, he changed the name of the gallery to Winkleman Gallery and the gallery's exhibitions were reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the New Yorker, TimeOut New York, and Art on Paper, among others. He authored an eponymous and highly influential blog about the art world and politics and was a contributing editor to the international blog Art World Salon. He lives in New York City.

Ron Charles - Tue June 2nd 4-5pm

Ron Charles is a book critic at The Washington Post. Prior to joining the Post, Charles was the book review editor and staff critic for seven years at The Christian Science Monitor. In 2010 he began a series of video book reviews for The Washington Post called "The Totally Hip Video Book Review". Sometimes featuring his wife, high school English teacher Dawn Charles, the videos are humorous reviews of books in the news and the art of book reviewing.

Maura Judkis - Thursday June 11 Noon-1pm

Maura Judkis is a features reporter covering culture, food, and the arts for the Washington Post. She has also received recognition as a humorist, essayist, food taster, and video presenter. In 2018 she won the James Beard Foundation media award for humor for her article about pumpkin spice. Since 2011, she has written for the Washington Post as a general assignment reporter in the Style section.

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21 May 2020, 5:00 am 2de71bdca056aaeb78dcc8d9a19a6d04
<![CDATA[The Covidian Age: $5,000 grants]]> Found: entry, entr
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/3bLqUVh

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20 May 2020, 5:00 am 99c144644381b54b6fa1538206138531
<![CDATA[Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series]]> Found: opportunity
Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series -- which offers a glimpse into the private collections of prominent contemporary art collectors in the DC area -- is online. While in previous years this series was held in the homes of their collector Hosts, this year, Transformer has re-imagined this series in response to current events.

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is a series of daily videos in which a different Host will share a favorite artwork in their private collections. This year's diverse lineup of Hosts include: Molly Donovan, Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art, Svetlana Legetic, Co-Founder and CEO of Brightest Young Things, and Lucian Perkins, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning independent photographer and filmmaker. 

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is free and registration is required. People who register will have access to a new video every Monday - Friday at 4pm throughout the month of June. 

Unique opportunity to have an intimate glimpse into the homes and collections of their Hosts!

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19 May 2020, 4:30 am 6a8193ee2125c660c9fe557faa4e6b33
<![CDATA[Artist Booster Grant 2020]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, awards, award
Just a reminder that tomorrow at midnight is the deadline to apply for an Artist Booster Grant 2020. Submissions to-date have been both fascinating - amazing artists - and heart breaking stories.

Please share with any and all you would like to encourage and support in the arts.

A View from the Inside Out, will award two unrestricted $500 grants to artists who are persisting in their work and community despite the turbulent times:

Two $500 unrestricted grants to support artists and their ongoing work in these challenging times. Organized by A View from the Inside Out, a mentor-mentee program that builds community art projects while advocating for ethical labor policies and practices.

Open to all artists. Period. No application fee. No restrictions on how the funds are used.

Deadline to apply: May 15 2020
Awards Announced: May 29 2020
To apply click here.

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14 May 2020, 3:30 am 4df21476e70b5a58e69f8d64597fcbac
<![CDATA[Call for funny animal pics]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are looking for funny wildlife images. The competition has six categories: 
• The Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Category 
• The Spectrum Creatures in the Air Category 
• The ThinkTank Photo Junior Category 
• The Amazing Internet Portfolio Category 
• The Olympus Underwater Category 
• The Video Clip Category. 

No Entry Fee. 

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9 May 2020, 2:54 pm 44b88e76166b356d1d15a900201070e2
<![CDATA[Available $$$ for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations]]> Found: deadline
More Than $1 Million Available for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations Struggling Due to COVID-19

Virginia’s state-wide arts and humanities councils will receive more than $1 million in federal funds designated for emergency relief to arts and cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 health crisis, according to a joint statement by Virginia Humanities and Virginia Commission for the Arts.

The funds are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress in March. The $2 trillion aid package includes $75 million each for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a portion of which will be sent to state and territorial arts and humanities councils to redistribute to nonprofit organizations in need.

Application information and eligibility requirements are now available on VirginiaHumanities.org and Arts.Virginia.gov. The deadline for museums, historic sites, and educational and cultural institutions to apply to Virginia Humanities is April 30 and the deadline for arts agencies to apply to the Virginia Commission for the Arts is May 8.

Virginia arts and cultural organizations can also apply directly to the NEH and NEA for aid of up to $300,000 (NEH) and $50,000 (NEA).

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7 May 2020, 4:30 am 6f22a3ba12a7ee9c9e1bf3ca78ffe506
<![CDATA[The Coronavirulization of the Self Portrait - Call for Artists!]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://www.coronaportrait.com/

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1 May 2020, 5:00 am 41f7f20e26f6852eaafc8c7cdc83d8fa
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: deadline, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has launched a grant for emerging photographers, aged 18-25, to support the creation of photographic images around the themes of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. They are looking for proposals for multi-media Projects around the theme of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. 

No Entry Fee. 

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24 April 2020, 3:30 am fc66d073c7731d09f1fdb94a62e06d2d
<![CDATA[The Corona Portrait Project]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. 

Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details here.

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19 April 2020, 8:32 pm 26b6e53d6f98eafb6c33f85e12f3a3b0
<![CDATA[City of Alexandra: Step up!!!]]> Found: jury
The City of Alexandria, Virginia owns the Torpedo Factory building - one of the greatest art jewels of the United States. In these strange times, this is what one of the artists who rents a studio in that building notes:
Its a surprising to me that the AlexandriaVA.gov hasn't waived rent for the artists at the Torpedo Factory. Actually, it disgusts me. I mean, I get it, it now runs on tax dollars and our rent but what is the Office Of The Arts (no facebook page, weird but unsurprising) going to do when they are faced with several empty studios come the end of this bc artists are struggling and don't want to face owing the city thousands of dollars? The city said they would waive rent for now but we'd have to pay it back, but they will work with us on a payment plan. No fucking way, I'm already struggling, not going into hock to a tyrannical government. "We're from the government and we're here to help."
The city really hasn't been very effective. There was one studio empty for months bc they couldn't fill it, another that is rented but the artist is never there, never. I know of at least 2 studios that will be empty soon, before this mess. Under the watch of the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association that never happened. Never. Ever. Maybe the city needs to reconsider allowing a thriving artist association to manage the studios again, or at the very least, allow our 2019 artists to sublet and be eligible for studios. After all, they went thru the same blind jury process that's been in place for 45 years and created the center that is today so beloved. Weird, right, that the city would draw such an arbitrary line, especially when they can't fill studios on a slow day. It sure will be interesting to see how this unfolds....

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18 April 2020, 3:09 pm 7bc7d867960ad2d9905d36cd5c5cc80c
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
The contest is organized by the International Basketball Foundation. This year, photographers and basketball lovers may submit their photos that best illustrate the theme WOMEN IN BASKETBALL. 

Each participant may submit a maximum of three images. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/2CazgIJ

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14 April 2020, 5:00 am ecf32e80fcb58abab6880e84080038e6
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
Artists from around the world are invited to design a poster on the theme “Zero Waste.” 

“Zero Waste” to remind the individuals what their responsibilities towards the environment are; It includes raising awareness of why we should attach importance to “Zero Waste” to leave a green Earth for future generations. Each artist may submit up to three posters. 

No Entry Fee. 

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13 April 2020, 5:00 am 70d989d5b465fdff4b387c0fa852dee8
<![CDATA[Need help with grants during the pandemic?]]> Found: deadlines, deadline
Through April 24, between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm ET, feel free to drop in to Americans for the Arts Zoom "Office Hours with Nina"


Nina will be available to help you navigate the complex web of funding opportunities, federal regulations, and deadlines related to the $2.2 trillion federal aid package in the CARES Act.

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11 April 2020, 2:00 pm 6f392b7c326beabc8f3c286478e5c6d2
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
ZelwiesBurger.jpg
Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

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31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

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Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

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1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[MarinMOCA 2021 Artist In Residence - Novato, CA]]> Found: deadline
$1,000 stipend. Deadline: Jul 1, 2020

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<![CDATA[Art Explosion 2020 - Grayling, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$8,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 10, 2020

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<![CDATA[Raise Your Voice - Tubac, AZ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,800 in awards. Deadline: Aug 10, 2020

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19b89ef5d54b8ca7b4d3bed1ccebf803
<![CDATA[Picturing Home: Online Photography Exhibition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$775 in awards. Deadline: Jun 21, 2020

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7e4e49add5ac74ce1ae0cc3690d02843
<![CDATA[DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts - DeLand, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$50,000+ in awards. Deadline: Aug 9, 2020

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<![CDATA[Bold Expressions 2020 International Open Juried Art Show - Carmichael, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Aug 8, 2020

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1e1bc08f592d7184fb8cfd75eb9eb97c
<![CDATA[American Art Awards Scored By America's 25 Best Galleries - Online]]> Found: deadline
$7,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jul 30, 2020

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<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition - Park City, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: Jun 19, 2020

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<![CDATA[PSWC Pastels USA 34th Annual International Exhibition - Morro Bay, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$12,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 19, 2020

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5023f5876d2d057f7050b1b55799ae0a
<![CDATA[Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 26, 2020

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d4ec78909b809a5630dc19a323c5730c
<![CDATA[Creative in Quarantine conversations]]> Found: award
Join Hirshhorn Museum curator emerita Phyllis Rosenzweig for a Creative in Quarantine conversation Thursday May 21 4-5pm. 

This is one in a series of weekly conversations produced by Day Eight’s Arts Writing Fellowship project and Cove Coworking during the corona quarantine. 

All events are free and to ensure interaction among attendees attendance is capped at 10. After registering a private link is provided to join on Zoom. The events are hosted by Robert Bettmann.

Phyllis Rosenzweig - Thur May 21 4-5pm

Phyllis Rosenzweig is curator emerita at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. At the Museum she organized exhibitions by contemporary artists such as Byron Kim, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Thomas Struth, and Lawrence Weiner. She has taught at George Washington University and at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and remains active in curatorial and publication projects. Register here.

Full series is in the “event” on Facebook and the next ones are:

Edward Winkleman - Wed May 27th 4-5pm

Edward Winkleman is Director of Digital Operations at John Wiley and Sons, an American multinational publishing company founded in 1807. He began his career in the art world with a series of guerilla-style exhibitions organized in New York and London under the name 'hit & run' and in 2001 co-founded Plus Ultra Gallery in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn, New York. Moving into Manhattan's gallery district in Chelsea in 2006, he changed the name of the gallery to Winkleman Gallery and the gallery's exhibitions were reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the New Yorker, TimeOut New York, and Art on Paper, among others. He authored an eponymous and highly influential blog about the art world and politics and was a contributing editor to the international blog Art World Salon. He lives in New York City.

Ron Charles - Tue June 2nd 4-5pm

Ron Charles is a book critic at The Washington Post. Prior to joining the Post, Charles was the book review editor and staff critic for seven years at The Christian Science Monitor. In 2010 he began a series of video book reviews for The Washington Post called "The Totally Hip Video Book Review". Sometimes featuring his wife, high school English teacher Dawn Charles, the videos are humorous reviews of books in the news and the art of book reviewing.

Maura Judkis - Thursday June 11 Noon-1pm

Maura Judkis is a features reporter covering culture, food, and the arts for the Washington Post. She has also received recognition as a humorist, essayist, food taster, and video presenter. In 2018 she won the James Beard Foundation media award for humor for her article about pumpkin spice. Since 2011, she has written for the Washington Post as a general assignment reporter in the Style section.

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21 May 2020, 5:00 am 2de71bdca056aaeb78dcc8d9a19a6d04
<![CDATA[The Covidian Age: $5,000 grants]]> Found: entry, entr
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/3bLqUVh

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20 May 2020, 5:00 am 99c144644381b54b6fa1538206138531
<![CDATA[Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series]]> Found: opportunity
Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series -- which offers a glimpse into the private collections of prominent contemporary art collectors in the DC area -- is online. While in previous years this series was held in the homes of their collector Hosts, this year, Transformer has re-imagined this series in response to current events.

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is a series of daily videos in which a different Host will share a favorite artwork in their private collections. This year's diverse lineup of Hosts include: Molly Donovan, Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art, Svetlana Legetic, Co-Founder and CEO of Brightest Young Things, and Lucian Perkins, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning independent photographer and filmmaker. 

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is free and registration is required. People who register will have access to a new video every Monday - Friday at 4pm throughout the month of June. 

Unique opportunity to have an intimate glimpse into the homes and collections of their Hosts!

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19 May 2020, 4:30 am 6a8193ee2125c660c9fe557faa4e6b33
<![CDATA[Artist Booster Grant 2020]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, awards, award
Just a reminder that tomorrow at midnight is the deadline to apply for an Artist Booster Grant 2020. Submissions to-date have been both fascinating - amazing artists - and heart breaking stories.

Please share with any and all you would like to encourage and support in the arts.

A View from the Inside Out, will award two unrestricted $500 grants to artists who are persisting in their work and community despite the turbulent times:

Two $500 unrestricted grants to support artists and their ongoing work in these challenging times. Organized by A View from the Inside Out, a mentor-mentee program that builds community art projects while advocating for ethical labor policies and practices.

Open to all artists. Period. No application fee. No restrictions on how the funds are used.

Deadline to apply: May 15 2020
Awards Announced: May 29 2020
To apply click here.

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14 May 2020, 3:30 am 4df21476e70b5a58e69f8d64597fcbac
<![CDATA[Call for funny animal pics]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are looking for funny wildlife images. The competition has six categories: 
• The Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Category 
• The Spectrum Creatures in the Air Category 
• The ThinkTank Photo Junior Category 
• The Amazing Internet Portfolio Category 
• The Olympus Underwater Category 
• The Video Clip Category. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
9 May 2020, 2:54 pm 44b88e76166b356d1d15a900201070e2
<![CDATA[Available $$$ for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations]]> Found: deadline
More Than $1 Million Available for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations Struggling Due to COVID-19

Virginia’s state-wide arts and humanities councils will receive more than $1 million in federal funds designated for emergency relief to arts and cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 health crisis, according to a joint statement by Virginia Humanities and Virginia Commission for the Arts.

The funds are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress in March. The $2 trillion aid package includes $75 million each for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a portion of which will be sent to state and territorial arts and humanities councils to redistribute to nonprofit organizations in need.

Application information and eligibility requirements are now available on VirginiaHumanities.org and Arts.Virginia.gov. The deadline for museums, historic sites, and educational and cultural institutions to apply to Virginia Humanities is April 30 and the deadline for arts agencies to apply to the Virginia Commission for the Arts is May 8.

Virginia arts and cultural organizations can also apply directly to the NEH and NEA for aid of up to $300,000 (NEH) and $50,000 (NEA).

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7 May 2020, 4:30 am 6f22a3ba12a7ee9c9e1bf3ca78ffe506
<![CDATA[The Coronavirulization of the Self Portrait - Call for Artists!]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://www.coronaportrait.com/

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1 May 2020, 5:00 am 41f7f20e26f6852eaafc8c7cdc83d8fa
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: deadline, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has launched a grant for emerging photographers, aged 18-25, to support the creation of photographic images around the themes of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. They are looking for proposals for multi-media Projects around the theme of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. 

No Entry Fee. 

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24 April 2020, 3:30 am fc66d073c7731d09f1fdb94a62e06d2d
<![CDATA[The Corona Portrait Project]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. 

Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details here.

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19 April 2020, 8:32 pm 26b6e53d6f98eafb6c33f85e12f3a3b0
<![CDATA[City of Alexandra: Step up!!!]]> Found: jury
The City of Alexandria, Virginia owns the Torpedo Factory building - one of the greatest art jewels of the United States. In these strange times, this is what one of the artists who rents a studio in that building notes:
Its a surprising to me that the AlexandriaVA.gov hasn't waived rent for the artists at the Torpedo Factory. Actually, it disgusts me. I mean, I get it, it now runs on tax dollars and our rent but what is the Office Of The Arts (no facebook page, weird but unsurprising) going to do when they are faced with several empty studios come the end of this bc artists are struggling and don't want to face owing the city thousands of dollars? The city said they would waive rent for now but we'd have to pay it back, but they will work with us on a payment plan. No fucking way, I'm already struggling, not going into hock to a tyrannical government. "We're from the government and we're here to help."
The city really hasn't been very effective. There was one studio empty for months bc they couldn't fill it, another that is rented but the artist is never there, never. I know of at least 2 studios that will be empty soon, before this mess. Under the watch of the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association that never happened. Never. Ever. Maybe the city needs to reconsider allowing a thriving artist association to manage the studios again, or at the very least, allow our 2019 artists to sublet and be eligible for studios. After all, they went thru the same blind jury process that's been in place for 45 years and created the center that is today so beloved. Weird, right, that the city would draw such an arbitrary line, especially when they can't fill studios on a slow day. It sure will be interesting to see how this unfolds....

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18 April 2020, 3:09 pm 7bc7d867960ad2d9905d36cd5c5cc80c
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
The contest is organized by the International Basketball Foundation. This year, photographers and basketball lovers may submit their photos that best illustrate the theme WOMEN IN BASKETBALL. 

Each participant may submit a maximum of three images. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/2CazgIJ

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14 April 2020, 5:00 am ecf32e80fcb58abab6880e84080038e6
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
Artists from around the world are invited to design a poster on the theme “Zero Waste.” 

“Zero Waste” to remind the individuals what their responsibilities towards the environment are; It includes raising awareness of why we should attach importance to “Zero Waste” to leave a green Earth for future generations. Each artist may submit up to three posters. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
13 April 2020, 5:00 am 70d989d5b465fdff4b387c0fa852dee8
<![CDATA[Need help with grants during the pandemic?]]> Found: deadlines, deadline
Through April 24, between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm ET, feel free to drop in to Americans for the Arts Zoom "Office Hours with Nina"


Nina will be available to help you navigate the complex web of funding opportunities, federal regulations, and deadlines related to the $2.2 trillion federal aid package in the CARES Act.

]]>
11 April 2020, 2:00 pm 6f392b7c326beabc8f3c286478e5c6d2
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
ZelwiesBurger.jpg
Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

]]>
31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
NYC6 017.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

NYC6 030.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

]]>
1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[MarinMOCA 2021 Artist In Residence - Novato, CA]]> Found: deadline
$1,000 stipend. Deadline: Jul 1, 2020

]]>
8bc489aea2c9aee7f9ea9a2a2cd66b06
<![CDATA[Art Explosion 2020 - Grayling, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$8,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 10, 2020

]]>
4a02525fcd8d3383642a9ba084e0eb10
<![CDATA[Raise Your Voice - Tubac, AZ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,800 in awards. Deadline: Aug 10, 2020

]]>
19b89ef5d54b8ca7b4d3bed1ccebf803
<![CDATA[Picturing Home: Online Photography Exhibition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$775 in awards. Deadline: Jun 21, 2020

]]>
7e4e49add5ac74ce1ae0cc3690d02843
<![CDATA[DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts - DeLand, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$50,000+ in awards. Deadline: Aug 9, 2020

]]>
07216766572d11883921249fb5977bf6
<![CDATA[Bold Expressions 2020 International Open Juried Art Show - Carmichael, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Aug 8, 2020

]]>
1e1bc08f592d7184fb8cfd75eb9eb97c
<![CDATA[American Art Awards Scored By America's 25 Best Galleries - Online]]> Found: deadline
$7,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jul 30, 2020

]]>
967d46e6c37128eff8743a4188ad2ec3
<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition - Park City, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: Jun 19, 2020

]]>
95f25be537e7240cacc0313ee7596bc1
<![CDATA[PSWC Pastels USA 34th Annual International Exhibition - Morro Bay, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$12,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 19, 2020

]]>
5023f5876d2d057f7050b1b55799ae0a
<![CDATA[Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 26, 2020

]]>
d4ec78909b809a5630dc19a323c5730c
<![CDATA[Creative in Quarantine conversations]]> Found: award
Join Hirshhorn Museum curator emerita Phyllis Rosenzweig for a Creative in Quarantine conversation Thursday May 21 4-5pm. 

This is one in a series of weekly conversations produced by Day Eight’s Arts Writing Fellowship project and Cove Coworking during the corona quarantine. 

All events are free and to ensure interaction among attendees attendance is capped at 10. After registering a private link is provided to join on Zoom. The events are hosted by Robert Bettmann.

Phyllis Rosenzweig - Thur May 21 4-5pm

Phyllis Rosenzweig is curator emerita at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. At the Museum she organized exhibitions by contemporary artists such as Byron Kim, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Thomas Struth, and Lawrence Weiner. She has taught at George Washington University and at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and remains active in curatorial and publication projects. Register here.

Full series is in the “event” on Facebook and the next ones are:

Edward Winkleman - Wed May 27th 4-5pm

Edward Winkleman is Director of Digital Operations at John Wiley and Sons, an American multinational publishing company founded in 1807. He began his career in the art world with a series of guerilla-style exhibitions organized in New York and London under the name 'hit & run' and in 2001 co-founded Plus Ultra Gallery in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn, New York. Moving into Manhattan's gallery district in Chelsea in 2006, he changed the name of the gallery to Winkleman Gallery and the gallery's exhibitions were reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the New Yorker, TimeOut New York, and Art on Paper, among others. He authored an eponymous and highly influential blog about the art world and politics and was a contributing editor to the international blog Art World Salon. He lives in New York City.

Ron Charles - Tue June 2nd 4-5pm

Ron Charles is a book critic at The Washington Post. Prior to joining the Post, Charles was the book review editor and staff critic for seven years at The Christian Science Monitor. In 2010 he began a series of video book reviews for The Washington Post called "The Totally Hip Video Book Review". Sometimes featuring his wife, high school English teacher Dawn Charles, the videos are humorous reviews of books in the news and the art of book reviewing.

Maura Judkis - Thursday June 11 Noon-1pm

Maura Judkis is a features reporter covering culture, food, and the arts for the Washington Post. She has also received recognition as a humorist, essayist, food taster, and video presenter. In 2018 she won the James Beard Foundation media award for humor for her article about pumpkin spice. Since 2011, she has written for the Washington Post as a general assignment reporter in the Style section.

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21 May 2020, 5:00 am 2de71bdca056aaeb78dcc8d9a19a6d04
<![CDATA[The Covidian Age: $5,000 grants]]> Found: entry, entr
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/3bLqUVh

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20 May 2020, 5:00 am 99c144644381b54b6fa1538206138531
<![CDATA[Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series]]> Found: opportunity
Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series -- which offers a glimpse into the private collections of prominent contemporary art collectors in the DC area -- is online. While in previous years this series was held in the homes of their collector Hosts, this year, Transformer has re-imagined this series in response to current events.

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is a series of daily videos in which a different Host will share a favorite artwork in their private collections. This year's diverse lineup of Hosts include: Molly Donovan, Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art, Svetlana Legetic, Co-Founder and CEO of Brightest Young Things, and Lucian Perkins, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning independent photographer and filmmaker. 

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is free and registration is required. People who register will have access to a new video every Monday - Friday at 4pm throughout the month of June. 

Unique opportunity to have an intimate glimpse into the homes and collections of their Hosts!

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19 May 2020, 4:30 am 6a8193ee2125c660c9fe557faa4e6b33
<![CDATA[Artist Booster Grant 2020]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, awards, award
Just a reminder that tomorrow at midnight is the deadline to apply for an Artist Booster Grant 2020. Submissions to-date have been both fascinating - amazing artists - and heart breaking stories.

Please share with any and all you would like to encourage and support in the arts.

A View from the Inside Out, will award two unrestricted $500 grants to artists who are persisting in their work and community despite the turbulent times:

Two $500 unrestricted grants to support artists and their ongoing work in these challenging times. Organized by A View from the Inside Out, a mentor-mentee program that builds community art projects while advocating for ethical labor policies and practices.

Open to all artists. Period. No application fee. No restrictions on how the funds are used.

Deadline to apply: May 15 2020
Awards Announced: May 29 2020
To apply click here.

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14 May 2020, 3:30 am 4df21476e70b5a58e69f8d64597fcbac
<![CDATA[Call for funny animal pics]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are looking for funny wildlife images. The competition has six categories: 
• The Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Category 
• The Spectrum Creatures in the Air Category 
• The ThinkTank Photo Junior Category 
• The Amazing Internet Portfolio Category 
• The Olympus Underwater Category 
• The Video Clip Category. 

No Entry Fee. 

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9 May 2020, 2:54 pm 44b88e76166b356d1d15a900201070e2
<![CDATA[Available $$$ for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations]]> Found: deadline
More Than $1 Million Available for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations Struggling Due to COVID-19

Virginia’s state-wide arts and humanities councils will receive more than $1 million in federal funds designated for emergency relief to arts and cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 health crisis, according to a joint statement by Virginia Humanities and Virginia Commission for the Arts.

The funds are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress in March. The $2 trillion aid package includes $75 million each for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a portion of which will be sent to state and territorial arts and humanities councils to redistribute to nonprofit organizations in need.

Application information and eligibility requirements are now available on VirginiaHumanities.org and Arts.Virginia.gov. The deadline for museums, historic sites, and educational and cultural institutions to apply to Virginia Humanities is April 30 and the deadline for arts agencies to apply to the Virginia Commission for the Arts is May 8.

Virginia arts and cultural organizations can also apply directly to the NEH and NEA for aid of up to $300,000 (NEH) and $50,000 (NEA).

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7 May 2020, 4:30 am 6f22a3ba12a7ee9c9e1bf3ca78ffe506
<![CDATA[The Coronavirulization of the Self Portrait - Call for Artists!]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://www.coronaportrait.com/

]]>
1 May 2020, 5:00 am 41f7f20e26f6852eaafc8c7cdc83d8fa
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: deadline, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has launched a grant for emerging photographers, aged 18-25, to support the creation of photographic images around the themes of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. They are looking for proposals for multi-media Projects around the theme of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
24 April 2020, 3:30 am fc66d073c7731d09f1fdb94a62e06d2d
<![CDATA[The Corona Portrait Project]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. 

Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details here.

]]>
19 April 2020, 8:32 pm 26b6e53d6f98eafb6c33f85e12f3a3b0
<![CDATA[City of Alexandra: Step up!!!]]> Found: jury
The City of Alexandria, Virginia owns the Torpedo Factory building - one of the greatest art jewels of the United States. In these strange times, this is what one of the artists who rents a studio in that building notes:
Its a surprising to me that the AlexandriaVA.gov hasn't waived rent for the artists at the Torpedo Factory. Actually, it disgusts me. I mean, I get it, it now runs on tax dollars and our rent but what is the Office Of The Arts (no facebook page, weird but unsurprising) going to do when they are faced with several empty studios come the end of this bc artists are struggling and don't want to face owing the city thousands of dollars? The city said they would waive rent for now but we'd have to pay it back, but they will work with us on a payment plan. No fucking way, I'm already struggling, not going into hock to a tyrannical government. "We're from the government and we're here to help."
The city really hasn't been very effective. There was one studio empty for months bc they couldn't fill it, another that is rented but the artist is never there, never. I know of at least 2 studios that will be empty soon, before this mess. Under the watch of the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association that never happened. Never. Ever. Maybe the city needs to reconsider allowing a thriving artist association to manage the studios again, or at the very least, allow our 2019 artists to sublet and be eligible for studios. After all, they went thru the same blind jury process that's been in place for 45 years and created the center that is today so beloved. Weird, right, that the city would draw such an arbitrary line, especially when they can't fill studios on a slow day. It sure will be interesting to see how this unfolds....

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18 April 2020, 3:09 pm 7bc7d867960ad2d9905d36cd5c5cc80c
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
The contest is organized by the International Basketball Foundation. This year, photographers and basketball lovers may submit their photos that best illustrate the theme WOMEN IN BASKETBALL. 

Each participant may submit a maximum of three images. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/2CazgIJ

]]>
14 April 2020, 5:00 am ecf32e80fcb58abab6880e84080038e6
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
Artists from around the world are invited to design a poster on the theme “Zero Waste.” 

“Zero Waste” to remind the individuals what their responsibilities towards the environment are; It includes raising awareness of why we should attach importance to “Zero Waste” to leave a green Earth for future generations. Each artist may submit up to three posters. 

No Entry Fee. 

]]>
13 April 2020, 5:00 am 70d989d5b465fdff4b387c0fa852dee8
<![CDATA[Need help with grants during the pandemic?]]> Found: deadlines, deadline
Through April 24, between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm ET, feel free to drop in to Americans for the Arts Zoom "Office Hours with Nina"


Nina will be available to help you navigate the complex web of funding opportunities, federal regulations, and deadlines related to the $2.2 trillion federal aid package in the CARES Act.

]]>
11 April 2020, 2:00 pm 6f392b7c326beabc8f3c286478e5c6d2
<![CDATA[Burgers at the Laundromat]]> Found: opportunity
ZelwiesBurger.jpg
Juliane Zelwies, Hamburger Diagram


Saturday, August 8th, the Laundromat kicks off its 2009 season with The Burger Group Show – a one-day exhibition complete with selections from The Laundromat Flat File and a menu of 'conceptual burgers.' The show features work by returning Laundromat artists, as well as newcomers who will be exhibiting their work with the space this fall.

Each participating artist has crafted a 'conceptual hamburger' that references the study of art history, or art-related concepts. The artists will be writing descriptions of their respective burgers for the menu, and cooking their creations for patrons. Founder and director of the Laundromat, Kevin Andrew Curran, sees the menu as a "tongue-in-cheek" opportunity for the artists to make commentary and fuel artistic discourse.

Curran does not intend to teach visitors a formal lesson, but he does see the potential for artists and visitors alike to indulge in "some (serious) fun with the idea of creating and consuming hamburgers that are playfully engaging art history." The show also provides an opportunity for the Laundromat to display works from the space's rotating Flat File. Artists included in the File lend their work to the Laundromat for one year, after which the drawer may be offered to another artist. In this way, Curran hopes to increase the number of artists whose work may be viewed in the flat file, while simultaneously increasing the geographic diversity of the collection.

The Burger Group Show will be held at the Laundromat gallery on Saturday, August 8th, from 6-10 PM. Participating artists include Chris Deo, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Scott Wilson, Ben Godward, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson and Liz Atzberger. Conceptual burgers will be on sale for $5 to $20, and visitors are invited to take home a copy of the menu.

]]>
31 July 2009, 3:50 pm ffa978d63a305009fc59b23969410e3e
<![CDATA[Kathleen Cullen on "Tattoo"]]> Found: opportunity
NYC6 017.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.


Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is a multimedia exploration of tattoo art and its ever-changing role in society. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculpture and film, as well as a few empty bottles of Jack Daniels littered about the gallery for an something like an authentic, tattoo parlor feel. We caught up with Cullen, the director of the gallery, and asked about her inspiration for the show and her take on tattoo art.-- S.K.

Stephanie Korszen for ArtCat: What was your inspiration for situating the work of tattoo artists within the context of a fine art gallery?

Kathleen Cullen: The inspiration is really the everyday. You need only sit down at a café or bar, or stand at a traffic light, to grant your eyes the opportunity to admire the body art on others' skin. Additionally, one of the artists I represent, Max Snow, served as the catalyst for this exhibition. In 2008, Max documented the stories of Latino gang members in L.A., for whom tattoo art serves an important role in self-identity. Max also wears part of his identity externally in the form of body art.

In the 1930s, Herbert Hoffmann photographed people and documented their fantastic stories before they were sent to prison by the Third Reich. He developed a great respect for these people, whom he saw as hard-working and unpretentious. Many bore the simplest of tattoos on their arms and hands – historically a sign of degeneracy. Over the years, tattoos have broken free of this inherent link to all things degenerate, to the point where they now have the potential to serve as a status symbol on par with designer handbags. Bruce Willis, on the cover of W Magazine, sports tattoos. Supermodels adorn themselves with body art. We see biker motifs, as well as Maori, Japanese, and sailor themes – rich codes to decipher on other’s bodies.

AC: You’ve discussed tattoo art as an intercession between the arenas of popular and high culture. How have you mirrored this comingling of cultures in your gallery space?

KC: We have everything from a Keith Haring poster, graffiti tattoos, tattoo-inspired furniture
and a film, Mark of Cain, by Alix Lambert. This film was part of a ten-year project during which the Lambert interviewed criminals in Russia. Lambert’s project inspired David Cronenberg to review the Russian criminal tattoo codes for the well-known movie Eastern Promises, starring Vigo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Lambert reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos, as well as their complex symbolism.

NYC6 030.jpg
Installation view of Tattoo at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Via gallery.

AC: How did you conduct your research for this exhibition?

KC: We began by researching books and articles on the tattoo subculture from the 1930s
through the 1950s, and then followed the evolution of the tattoo further into the punk generation of the 1970s and 80s. Tattoos have transcended their stereotypical role as the mark of a lowlife in the first half of the twentieth century – though youthful sailors often flaunted tattoos as a rite of manhood – to arrive at a socially-accepted norm. Represented in our exhibit are biker, Maori, Japanese and sailor motifs.

Also included is Larry Clark's Tulsa tattoo. Like Danny Lyons, Clark blurred the lines between observer and participant. Lyons photographed unwanted, hated bikers. A common underlying theme for the artists represented in the exhibition is the desire to share an emotional closeness with their subjects. The resulting works are not merely documents; they are empathetic portraits.

AC: In presenting tattoo art, all of the works on display also portray the tattooed. Do you feel that the meaning of a tattoo is inherently tied to – and thus dependent upon – the individual’s identity?

KC: The meaning of a tattoo is intrinsically tied to a person's identity, because without the individual, the tattoo is rendered meaningless. If the individual was done away with, the tattoo would become an image devoid of significance.

]]>
1 July 2009, 6:49 pm cf0b5f5faeee9b9e077896d92db0abdf
<![CDATA[MarinMOCA 2021 Artist In Residence - Novato, CA]]> Found: deadline
$1,000 stipend. Deadline: Jul 1, 2020

]]>
8bc489aea2c9aee7f9ea9a2a2cd66b06
<![CDATA[Art Explosion 2020 - Grayling, MI]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$8,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 10, 2020

]]>
4a02525fcd8d3383642a9ba084e0eb10
<![CDATA[Raise Your Voice - Tubac, AZ]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,800 in awards. Deadline: Aug 10, 2020

]]>
19b89ef5d54b8ca7b4d3bed1ccebf803
<![CDATA[Picturing Home: Online Photography Exhibition]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$775 in awards. Deadline: Jun 21, 2020

]]>
7e4e49add5ac74ce1ae0cc3690d02843
<![CDATA[DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts - DeLand, FL]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$50,000+ in awards. Deadline: Aug 9, 2020

]]>
07216766572d11883921249fb5977bf6
<![CDATA[Bold Expressions 2020 International Open Juried Art Show - Carmichael, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Aug 8, 2020

]]>
1e1bc08f592d7184fb8cfd75eb9eb97c
<![CDATA[American Art Awards Scored By America's 25 Best Galleries - Online]]> Found: deadline
$7,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jul 30, 2020

]]>
967d46e6c37128eff8743a4188ad2ec3
<![CDATA[OPA Western Regional Exhibition - Park City, UT]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$11,500 in awards. Deadline: Jun 19, 2020

]]>
95f25be537e7240cacc0313ee7596bc1
<![CDATA[PSWC Pastels USA 34th Annual International Exhibition - Morro Bay, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$12,000 in awards. Deadline: Jul 19, 2020

]]>
5023f5876d2d057f7050b1b55799ae0a
<![CDATA[Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 26, 2020

]]>
d4ec78909b809a5630dc19a323c5730c
<![CDATA[Creative in Quarantine conversations]]> Found: award
Join Hirshhorn Museum curator emerita Phyllis Rosenzweig for a Creative in Quarantine conversation Thursday May 21 4-5pm. 

This is one in a series of weekly conversations produced by Day Eight’s Arts Writing Fellowship project and Cove Coworking during the corona quarantine. 

All events are free and to ensure interaction among attendees attendance is capped at 10. After registering a private link is provided to join on Zoom. The events are hosted by Robert Bettmann.

Phyllis Rosenzweig - Thur May 21 4-5pm

Phyllis Rosenzweig is curator emerita at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. At the Museum she organized exhibitions by contemporary artists such as Byron Kim, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Thomas Struth, and Lawrence Weiner. She has taught at George Washington University and at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and remains active in curatorial and publication projects. Register here.

Full series is in the “event” on Facebook and the next ones are:

Edward Winkleman - Wed May 27th 4-5pm

Edward Winkleman is Director of Digital Operations at John Wiley and Sons, an American multinational publishing company founded in 1807. He began his career in the art world with a series of guerilla-style exhibitions organized in New York and London under the name 'hit & run' and in 2001 co-founded Plus Ultra Gallery in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn, New York. Moving into Manhattan's gallery district in Chelsea in 2006, he changed the name of the gallery to Winkleman Gallery and the gallery's exhibitions were reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the New Yorker, TimeOut New York, and Art on Paper, among others. He authored an eponymous and highly influential blog about the art world and politics and was a contributing editor to the international blog Art World Salon. He lives in New York City.

Ron Charles - Tue June 2nd 4-5pm

Ron Charles is a book critic at The Washington Post. Prior to joining the Post, Charles was the book review editor and staff critic for seven years at The Christian Science Monitor. In 2010 he began a series of video book reviews for The Washington Post called "The Totally Hip Video Book Review". Sometimes featuring his wife, high school English teacher Dawn Charles, the videos are humorous reviews of books in the news and the art of book reviewing.

Maura Judkis - Thursday June 11 Noon-1pm

Maura Judkis is a features reporter covering culture, food, and the arts for the Washington Post. She has also received recognition as a humorist, essayist, food taster, and video presenter. In 2018 she won the James Beard Foundation media award for humor for her article about pumpkin spice. Since 2011, she has written for the Washington Post as a general assignment reporter in the Style section.

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21 May 2020, 5:00 am 2de71bdca056aaeb78dcc8d9a19a6d04
<![CDATA[The Covidian Age: $5,000 grants]]> Found: entry, entr
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/3bLqUVh

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20 May 2020, 5:00 am 99c144644381b54b6fa1538206138531
<![CDATA[Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series]]> Found: opportunity
Transformer's 13th annual Collector's View series -- which offers a glimpse into the private collections of prominent contemporary art collectors in the DC area -- is online. While in previous years this series was held in the homes of their collector Hosts, this year, Transformer has re-imagined this series in response to current events.

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is a series of daily videos in which a different Host will share a favorite artwork in their private collections. This year's diverse lineup of Hosts include: Molly Donovan, Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art, Svetlana Legetic, Co-Founder and CEO of Brightest Young Things, and Lucian Perkins, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning independent photographer and filmmaker. 

Collector's View 2020 Reimagined Online is free and registration is required. People who register will have access to a new video every Monday - Friday at 4pm throughout the month of June. 

Unique opportunity to have an intimate glimpse into the homes and collections of their Hosts!

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19 May 2020, 4:30 am 6a8193ee2125c660c9fe557faa4e6b33
<![CDATA[Artist Booster Grant 2020]]> Found: submissions, submission, deadline, awards, award
Just a reminder that tomorrow at midnight is the deadline to apply for an Artist Booster Grant 2020. Submissions to-date have been both fascinating - amazing artists - and heart breaking stories.

Please share with any and all you would like to encourage and support in the arts.

A View from the Inside Out, will award two unrestricted $500 grants to artists who are persisting in their work and community despite the turbulent times:

Two $500 unrestricted grants to support artists and their ongoing work in these challenging times. Organized by A View from the Inside Out, a mentor-mentee program that builds community art projects while advocating for ethical labor policies and practices.

Open to all artists. Period. No application fee. No restrictions on how the funds are used.

Deadline to apply: May 15 2020
Awards Announced: May 29 2020
To apply click here.

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14 May 2020, 3:30 am 4df21476e70b5a58e69f8d64597fcbac
<![CDATA[Call for funny animal pics]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are looking for funny wildlife images. The competition has six categories: 
• The Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Category 
• The Spectrum Creatures in the Air Category 
• The ThinkTank Photo Junior Category 
• The Amazing Internet Portfolio Category 
• The Olympus Underwater Category 
• The Video Clip Category. 

No Entry Fee. 

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9 May 2020, 2:54 pm 44b88e76166b356d1d15a900201070e2
<![CDATA[Available $$$ for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations]]> Found: deadline
More Than $1 Million Available for Virginia Arts and Humanities Organizations Struggling Due to COVID-19

Virginia’s state-wide arts and humanities councils will receive more than $1 million in federal funds designated for emergency relief to arts and cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 health crisis, according to a joint statement by Virginia Humanities and Virginia Commission for the Arts.

The funds are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress in March. The $2 trillion aid package includes $75 million each for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a portion of which will be sent to state and territorial arts and humanities councils to redistribute to nonprofit organizations in need.

Application information and eligibility requirements are now available on VirginiaHumanities.org and Arts.Virginia.gov. The deadline for museums, historic sites, and educational and cultural institutions to apply to Virginia Humanities is April 30 and the deadline for arts agencies to apply to the Virginia Commission for the Arts is May 8.

Virginia arts and cultural organizations can also apply directly to the NEH and NEA for aid of up to $300,000 (NEH) and $50,000 (NEA).

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7 May 2020, 4:30 am 6f22a3ba12a7ee9c9e1bf3ca78ffe506
<![CDATA[The Coronavirulization of the Self Portrait - Call for Artists!]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://www.coronaportrait.com/

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1 May 2020, 5:00 am 41f7f20e26f6852eaafc8c7cdc83d8fa
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: deadline, entry, entr
Deadline: May 31, 2020 

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has launched a grant for emerging photographers, aged 18-25, to support the creation of photographic images around the themes of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. They are looking for proposals for multi-media Projects around the theme of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. 

No Entry Fee. 

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24 April 2020, 3:30 am fc66d073c7731d09f1fdb94a62e06d2d
<![CDATA[The Corona Portrait Project]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit, entry, entr, entries
The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. 

Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details here.

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19 April 2020, 8:32 pm 26b6e53d6f98eafb6c33f85e12f3a3b0
<![CDATA[City of Alexandra: Step up!!!]]> Found: jury
The City of Alexandria, Virginia owns the Torpedo Factory building - one of the greatest art jewels of the United States. In these strange times, this is what one of the artists who rents a studio in that building notes:
Its a surprising to me that the AlexandriaVA.gov hasn't waived rent for the artists at the Torpedo Factory. Actually, it disgusts me. I mean, I get it, it now runs on tax dollars and our rent but what is the Office Of The Arts (no facebook page, weird but unsurprising) going to do when they are faced with several empty studios come the end of this bc artists are struggling and don't want to face owing the city thousands of dollars? The city said they would waive rent for now but we'd have to pay it back, but they will work with us on a payment plan. No fucking way, I'm already struggling, not going into hock to a tyrannical government. "We're from the government and we're here to help."
The city really hasn't been very effective. There was one studio empty for months bc they couldn't fill it, another that is rented but the artist is never there, never. I know of at least 2 studios that will be empty soon, before this mess. Under the watch of the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association that never happened. Never. Ever. Maybe the city needs to reconsider allowing a thriving artist association to manage the studios again, or at the very least, allow our 2019 artists to sublet and be eligible for studios. After all, they went thru the same blind jury process that's been in place for 45 years and created the center that is today so beloved. Weird, right, that the city would draw such an arbitrary line, especially when they can't fill studios on a slow day. It sure will be interesting to see how this unfolds....

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18 April 2020, 3:09 pm 7bc7d867960ad2d9905d36cd5c5cc80c
<![CDATA[Call for photographers]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
The contest is organized by the International Basketball Foundation. This year, photographers and basketball lovers may submit their photos that best illustrate the theme WOMEN IN BASKETBALL. 

Each participant may submit a maximum of three images. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/2CazgIJ

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14 April 2020, 5:00 am ecf32e80fcb58abab6880e84080038e6
<![CDATA[Call for artists]]> Found: submit, entry, entr
Artists from around the world are invited to design a poster on the theme “Zero Waste.” 

“Zero Waste” to remind the individuals what their responsibilities towards the environment are; It includes raising awareness of why we should attach importance to “Zero Waste” to leave a green Earth for future generations. Each artist may submit up to three posters. 

No Entry Fee. 

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13 April 2020, 5:00 am 70d989d5b465fdff4b387c0fa852dee8
<![CDATA[Need help with grants during the pandemic?]]> Found: deadlines, deadline
Through April 24, between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm ET, feel free to drop in to Americans for the Arts Zoom "Office Hours with Nina"


Nina will be available to help you navigate the complex web of funding opportunities, federal regulations, and deadlines related to the $2.2 trillion federal aid package in the CARES Act.

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11 April 2020, 2:00 pm 6f392b7c326beabc8f3c286478e5c6d2