ArsRSS Calls and Opportunities http://net18reaching.org/artrss/ Current Term Specific News Feed en-us Wed, 22 May 2019 03:00:01 -0500 240 <![CDATA[American Landscapes: Scenes from the Americas - Annapolis, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 13, 2019

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<![CDATA[Pekin Days Art Show - Pekin, ND]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Purchase awards, cash prizes. Deadline: Jun 5, 2019

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<![CDATA[Call for Artists to Illuminate Taos Water Networks - Taos, NM]]> Found: deadline
Stipends up to $5,000. Deadline: Jun 2, 2019

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<![CDATA[Museum of Exploration and Innovation 2020 Proposals - Santa Barbara, CA]]> Found: deadline
Budgets up to $10,000. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

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<![CDATA[Dusk to Dawn 2019 Photography Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 23, 2019

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<![CDATA[International Society of Experimental Artists 28th Annual Juried Exhibition - Lowell, MI]]> Found: deadline
Approximately $10,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

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<![CDATA[NewBo Art Fest - Cedar Rapids, IA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Free Booth Spaces and $900 in awards. Deadline: Jun 14, 2019

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<![CDATA[34th Annual Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 28, 2019

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<![CDATA[Ink and Clay 44 - Pomona, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$6,500 in awards. Deadline: May 31, 2019

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<![CDATA[TRAHC's 31st Annual Juried Exhibition - Texarkana, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 9, 2019

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<![CDATA[Residency in Portugal]]> Found: residency, entry, entr
ARTERRARESIDENCIAS | CALL FOR ARTISTS AND PROJECTS 2019

They accept application from artists who work in all disciplines and at any stages of their career. The residency program hosts multidisciplinary artists from all over the world since 2010. 

ARTErra is placed in a green beautiful village between mountains in central/north Portugal. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/1OXhNPg OR arterra.geral@gmail.com

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21 May 2019, 11:53 am ede97d42b8b5a3df533d9613089540de
<![CDATA[Boot Camp for Artists Scheduled!]]> Found: deadline
The Artists’ Boot Camp

Saturday, November 2nd, 10am-4pm , in the John Addison Concert Hall of Harmony Hall
Harmony Hall Arts Center presents Mr. Lenny Campello’s seminar, “The Artists’ Boot Camp”, open to all Prince George’s County artists, 16 and up.  Mr. Campello is the Greater Washington D.C. area’s pre-eminent art dealer, critic, consultant and blogger as well as artist. He designed his seminar to deliver information, data and proven tactics to artists, and to allow them to develop and sustain a career in the fine arts. Some of the topics that he will cover are, creating a resume, creating a body of work, selling your art, juried shows and news releases, just to name a few. 
The seminar is free and lunch is included. Seating is limited so please call 301.446.3251 or email stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com to register and provide lunch preference.

Deadline is by 5pm, October 25th, but this seminar usually books very quickly, so I'd recommend that you RSVP as soon as possible!

Harmony Hall
10701 Livingston Road 
Fort Washington, MD 20744

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16 May 2019, 3:30 am 0b2b0ff066ab71e2f2c8f97bc7f8144b
<![CDATA[Call for proposals]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
Deadline: July 1, 2019

The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery of Broward College is currently seeking proposals for the 2020-2021 exhibition season. 

Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals. 

Please submit the following materials to the email address below: 

1) Resume or CV (include artist website address if available). 
2) Detailed proposal of the exhibition.
 3) Artist statement.
 4) Artwork samples, using the following specifications: a) 15-20 digital images (JPEG) - 72 dpi, 1024 x 768 pixel maximum. 
b) Up to 5 minutes of time-based work with a description of no more than one page in digital format contextualizing the work. 
5) Image list (including title, medium, dimensions or duration, and date). 
6) Indicate if you are interested in being included in a group exhibition if you are not chosen for a solo exhibition. 

Please email the submission to Angel Clyman – Gallery Director: rosemaryduffylarsongallery@gmail.com

More information can be found at: http://www.browardvpa.com/call-for-proposals/  

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11 May 2019, 4:30 am 8d5402edeeff59855cb3f13adf0c734a
<![CDATA[Finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards announced]]> Found: submit, awarded, awards, award, juror
BETHESDA PAINTING AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
 $10,000 to be Awarded to Best in Show

Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Nearly 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work to the 15th annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display at Gallery B from June 5-29, 2019.

The top prize winners will be announced and honored on Wednesday, June 5th at a private reception held at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E. The Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000.

The artists selected as finalists are:
  • Mary Anne Arntzen, Baltimore, MD
  • Taha Heydari, Baltimore, MD
  • Lillian Bayley Hoover, Baltimore, MD
  • Gina Gwen Palacios, Baltimore, MD
  • Erin Raedeke, Montgomery Village, MD
  • W.C. Richardson, University Park, MD
  • Nicole Santiago, Williamsburg, VA
  • McKinley Wallace III, Baltimore, MD
A public opening will be held on Friday, June 14th from 6-8pm. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12-6pm.

The competition’s jurors are Kyle Hackett, Professor of Studio Art, American University, and the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Winner; Sue Johnson, Professor of Art, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Susan Zurbrigg, Painting and Drawing Area Head, Professor of Art, James Madison University.

Based on what I've seen so far, and essentially based on this gorgeous painting, my fave so far is Nicole Santiago...



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda and established The Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation in 2007. She is the former Chair of the Maryland State Arts Council, Strathmore, Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards.

Previous Best in Show winners include:

Carolyn Case, Cockeysville, MD (2018); Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Washington, D.C. (2017); Tanja Softic, Richmond, VA (2016); Bill Schmidt, Baltimore, MD (2015); Kyle Hackett, Baltimore, MD (2014); Barry Nemett, Stevenson, MD (2013);  Ali Miller, Baltimore, MD (2012); Alison Hall, Roanoke, VA (2011); Nora Sturges, Baltimore, MD (2010); Camilo Sanin, Jessup, MD (2009) B.G. Muhn, North Potomac, MD (2008) Matthew Klos, Baltimore, MD (2007) Tony Shore, Baltimore, MD (2006); Joe Kabriel, Annapolis, MD (2005).

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8 May 2019, 7:13 pm 308e9baa3bd8a5653e862dbdaca64ac4
<![CDATA[Morris Graves Museum of Art Call for Proposals]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: December 31, 2019

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES: An Exhibition Selection Committee meets once a year to review the proposals that have been received and which adhere to the evaluation criteria and artist responsibilities outlined below.  The committee will review proposals for the 2020 and 2021 exhibition calendars. 

PROPOSAL EVALUATION:  The Exhibition Selection Committee will evaluate exhibition proposals from artists or groups of artists based on the following criteria: 
1. Diversity: The proposal is a reflection of current multicultural and diverse art and art-making strategies that exist today. 2. Professionalism:  The artist(s) are professionals whose resume reflects exhibitions and other professional activities on a regional, national or international level. 3. Innovation: The proposal makes innovative use of concepts, materials, themes and space. 4. Community Engagement: Special consideration will be given to proposals that promote community engagement through interactive or educational activities associated with the exhibition. 5. Contemporary and Historical Relevance: The proposal demonstrates an awareness of contemporary and historical art movements and challenges an audience’s perception of "What is art?". 

Please visit www.humboldtarts.org for more information on submitting exhibition proposals. 

Questions? Please contact Jemima Harr, jemima@humboldtarts.org  

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7 May 2019, 7:16 pm 1a94d78f23aff8b39f8595528d4fd250
<![CDATA[WPA Gala Night Auction]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit
I attended the Washington Project for the Arts Gala Night Auction yesterday and was happy to run into several old buds, including megacollectors like Joannie Webber and Doctor Fred, as well as good  ole buds DC area artists Gerardo Camargo, Amber Robles-Gordon, M. Jane Johnson, Baltimorean Greg Minah, and others - and I finally got to meet Lori Anne Boocks!

There seem to be a lot of decent bids on many of the works (including both of my pieces - thank you whoever ended up with them).

The Rampant Lilith (Suddenly She Wasn't Afraid Any Longer)
This year’s art was selected by both open call and invitation. 400 artists submitted more than 1,600 works of art to the open call, and of these, about 20% were selected. The submissions were reviewed by a committee of art professionals who made recommendations to the WPA staff. The majority of artists participating were identified through this process. An additional dozen or so were invited by WPA’s staff.
Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Kristin Adair, Farnoosh Ahmadi Shirazi, Sondra N. Arkin, Eames Armstrong, Mary Anne Arntzen, Selin Balci, David Barr, Kyle J. Bauer, Mary Baum, Erick Antonio Benitez, Julia Bloom, Chris Bohner, Lori Anne Boocks, Michael A. Booker, Anthony J. Bowers, Nakeya Brown, Gerardo Camargo, Florencio Lennox Campello, David Carlson, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Larry Cook, Kyrae Dawaun Cowan, Markele Cullins, Frank Hallam Day, John Deardourff, Monique Muse Dodd, Alexis Duque, Alex Ebstein, Pam Eichner, Edgar Endress, Nico Fertakis, Amy Finkelstein, Lloyd Foster, Stephen Hendee, Jessica Hopkins, Timothy J. Horjus, Michael Horsley, Erik Hougen, James Huckenpahler, Sarah Hull, Nate Larson, Magnolia Laurie, Khanh H. Le, Andrea Limauro, Kim Llerena, Timothy Makepeace, Tsedaye Makonnen, Jon Malis, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Antonio McAfee, Nat Meade, Veronica Melendez, Linn Meyers, Maggie Michael, Greg Minah, Tyra Mitchell, Goitseone Bothale Moerane, Jonathan Monaghan, Ali Newhard, Lee Nowell-Wilson, Christos J. Palios, PLAKOOKEE, Rodrigo Pradel, Amber Robles-Gordon, Kate Sable, Nicole Marie Salimbene, Kim Sandara, Josh Sender, Joseph Shetler, Alexandra Silverthorne, Dafna Steinberg, Dan Steinhilber, Mark Stockton, Cindy Stockton Moore, Monica Stroik, Martin Swift, Rob Tarbell, Trish Tillman, Richard Tuttle, Julie Wills, Jordann Wine, Ellen Xu, and Helen Zughaib.
My faves in the show included Rodrigo Pradrel's realistic paintings of buildings with parts of them exploding? or disintegrating? On his website, "Apparition" is simply spectacular!
Arrival by Rodrigo Pradel - Oil on wood, 14 x 20 inches
The gorgeous drawings by Mark Thomas Stockton were also in the top of the food chain category - this Philadelphian can draw! 

His presentation is also gorgeous, although (since the drawings are not under glass) I would never show them without protection from flying art destroyers such as flies, red wine, etc. 

In a group show he would have won Best in Show from me. His superb portrait of 1960s Communist icon and Castro-apologist Angela Davis is simply breath-taking.


Angela Davis by Mark Stockton
My wife liked the intricate ink skull drawings by Alexis Duque and a quirky piece by Nat Meade, as well as the Latino-influenced works by Veronica Melendez, which reminded me a little ( a lot?) of the works of Ric Garcia.
"Last Meal" by Nate Meade
"Last Meal" by Nat Meade
We also liked the very unique work by Selin Balci - This artist (like Michele Banks) is a visual artist and biologist who creates artwork by using Petri dishes filled with mold, fungus, and other gross living things to create unique pieces of art.

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5 May 2019, 3:54 pm e292ac0fdd10505175e6beb7ad7368ec
<![CDATA[American Landscapes: Scenes from the Americas - Annapolis, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 13, 2019

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<![CDATA[Pekin Days Art Show - Pekin, ND]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Purchase awards, cash prizes. Deadline: Jun 5, 2019

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<![CDATA[Call for Artists to Illuminate Taos Water Networks - Taos, NM]]> Found: deadline
Stipends up to $5,000. Deadline: Jun 2, 2019

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<![CDATA[Museum of Exploration and Innovation 2020 Proposals - Santa Barbara, CA]]> Found: deadline
Budgets up to $10,000. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

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<![CDATA[Dusk to Dawn 2019 Photography Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 23, 2019

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<![CDATA[International Society of Experimental Artists 28th Annual Juried Exhibition - Lowell, MI]]> Found: deadline
Approximately $10,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

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5a308bc0dd3e59bf2ead03555b46877b
<![CDATA[NewBo Art Fest - Cedar Rapids, IA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Free Booth Spaces and $900 in awards. Deadline: Jun 14, 2019

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<![CDATA[34th Annual Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 28, 2019

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<![CDATA[Ink and Clay 44 - Pomona, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$6,500 in awards. Deadline: May 31, 2019

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<![CDATA[TRAHC's 31st Annual Juried Exhibition - Texarkana, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 9, 2019

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<![CDATA[Residency in Portugal]]> Found: residency, entry, entr
ARTERRARESIDENCIAS | CALL FOR ARTISTS AND PROJECTS 2019

They accept application from artists who work in all disciplines and at any stages of their career. The residency program hosts multidisciplinary artists from all over the world since 2010. 

ARTErra is placed in a green beautiful village between mountains in central/north Portugal. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/1OXhNPg OR arterra.geral@gmail.com

]]>
21 May 2019, 11:53 am ede97d42b8b5a3df533d9613089540de
<![CDATA[Boot Camp for Artists Scheduled!]]> Found: deadline
The Artists’ Boot Camp

Saturday, November 2nd, 10am-4pm , in the John Addison Concert Hall of Harmony Hall
Harmony Hall Arts Center presents Mr. Lenny Campello’s seminar, “The Artists’ Boot Camp”, open to all Prince George’s County artists, 16 and up.  Mr. Campello is the Greater Washington D.C. area’s pre-eminent art dealer, critic, consultant and blogger as well as artist. He designed his seminar to deliver information, data and proven tactics to artists, and to allow them to develop and sustain a career in the fine arts. Some of the topics that he will cover are, creating a resume, creating a body of work, selling your art, juried shows and news releases, just to name a few. 
The seminar is free and lunch is included. Seating is limited so please call 301.446.3251 or email stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com to register and provide lunch preference.

Deadline is by 5pm, October 25th, but this seminar usually books very quickly, so I'd recommend that you RSVP as soon as possible!

Harmony Hall
10701 Livingston Road 
Fort Washington, MD 20744

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16 May 2019, 3:30 am 0b2b0ff066ab71e2f2c8f97bc7f8144b
<![CDATA[Call for proposals]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
Deadline: July 1, 2019

The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery of Broward College is currently seeking proposals for the 2020-2021 exhibition season. 

Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals. 

Please submit the following materials to the email address below: 

1) Resume or CV (include artist website address if available). 
2) Detailed proposal of the exhibition.
 3) Artist statement.
 4) Artwork samples, using the following specifications: a) 15-20 digital images (JPEG) - 72 dpi, 1024 x 768 pixel maximum. 
b) Up to 5 minutes of time-based work with a description of no more than one page in digital format contextualizing the work. 
5) Image list (including title, medium, dimensions or duration, and date). 
6) Indicate if you are interested in being included in a group exhibition if you are not chosen for a solo exhibition. 

Please email the submission to Angel Clyman – Gallery Director: rosemaryduffylarsongallery@gmail.com

More information can be found at: http://www.browardvpa.com/call-for-proposals/  

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11 May 2019, 4:30 am 8d5402edeeff59855cb3f13adf0c734a
<![CDATA[Finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards announced]]> Found: submit, awarded, awards, award, juror
BETHESDA PAINTING AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
 $10,000 to be Awarded to Best in Show

Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Nearly 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work to the 15th annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display at Gallery B from June 5-29, 2019.

The top prize winners will be announced and honored on Wednesday, June 5th at a private reception held at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E. The Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000.

The artists selected as finalists are:
  • Mary Anne Arntzen, Baltimore, MD
  • Taha Heydari, Baltimore, MD
  • Lillian Bayley Hoover, Baltimore, MD
  • Gina Gwen Palacios, Baltimore, MD
  • Erin Raedeke, Montgomery Village, MD
  • W.C. Richardson, University Park, MD
  • Nicole Santiago, Williamsburg, VA
  • McKinley Wallace III, Baltimore, MD
A public opening will be held on Friday, June 14th from 6-8pm. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12-6pm.

The competition’s jurors are Kyle Hackett, Professor of Studio Art, American University, and the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Winner; Sue Johnson, Professor of Art, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Susan Zurbrigg, Painting and Drawing Area Head, Professor of Art, James Madison University.

Based on what I've seen so far, and essentially based on this gorgeous painting, my fave so far is Nicole Santiago...



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda and established The Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation in 2007. She is the former Chair of the Maryland State Arts Council, Strathmore, Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards.

Previous Best in Show winners include:

Carolyn Case, Cockeysville, MD (2018); Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Washington, D.C. (2017); Tanja Softic, Richmond, VA (2016); Bill Schmidt, Baltimore, MD (2015); Kyle Hackett, Baltimore, MD (2014); Barry Nemett, Stevenson, MD (2013);  Ali Miller, Baltimore, MD (2012); Alison Hall, Roanoke, VA (2011); Nora Sturges, Baltimore, MD (2010); Camilo Sanin, Jessup, MD (2009) B.G. Muhn, North Potomac, MD (2008) Matthew Klos, Baltimore, MD (2007) Tony Shore, Baltimore, MD (2006); Joe Kabriel, Annapolis, MD (2005).

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8 May 2019, 7:13 pm 308e9baa3bd8a5653e862dbdaca64ac4
<![CDATA[Morris Graves Museum of Art Call for Proposals]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: December 31, 2019

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES: An Exhibition Selection Committee meets once a year to review the proposals that have been received and which adhere to the evaluation criteria and artist responsibilities outlined below.  The committee will review proposals for the 2020 and 2021 exhibition calendars. 

PROPOSAL EVALUATION:  The Exhibition Selection Committee will evaluate exhibition proposals from artists or groups of artists based on the following criteria: 
1. Diversity: The proposal is a reflection of current multicultural and diverse art and art-making strategies that exist today. 2. Professionalism:  The artist(s) are professionals whose resume reflects exhibitions and other professional activities on a regional, national or international level. 3. Innovation: The proposal makes innovative use of concepts, materials, themes and space. 4. Community Engagement: Special consideration will be given to proposals that promote community engagement through interactive or educational activities associated with the exhibition. 5. Contemporary and Historical Relevance: The proposal demonstrates an awareness of contemporary and historical art movements and challenges an audience’s perception of "What is art?". 

Please visit www.humboldtarts.org for more information on submitting exhibition proposals. 

Questions? Please contact Jemima Harr, jemima@humboldtarts.org  

]]>
7 May 2019, 7:16 pm 1a94d78f23aff8b39f8595528d4fd250
<![CDATA[WPA Gala Night Auction]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit
I attended the Washington Project for the Arts Gala Night Auction yesterday and was happy to run into several old buds, including megacollectors like Joannie Webber and Doctor Fred, as well as good  ole buds DC area artists Gerardo Camargo, Amber Robles-Gordon, M. Jane Johnson, Baltimorean Greg Minah, and others - and I finally got to meet Lori Anne Boocks!

There seem to be a lot of decent bids on many of the works (including both of my pieces - thank you whoever ended up with them).

The Rampant Lilith (Suddenly She Wasn't Afraid Any Longer)
This year’s art was selected by both open call and invitation. 400 artists submitted more than 1,600 works of art to the open call, and of these, about 20% were selected. The submissions were reviewed by a committee of art professionals who made recommendations to the WPA staff. The majority of artists participating were identified through this process. An additional dozen or so were invited by WPA’s staff.
Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Kristin Adair, Farnoosh Ahmadi Shirazi, Sondra N. Arkin, Eames Armstrong, Mary Anne Arntzen, Selin Balci, David Barr, Kyle J. Bauer, Mary Baum, Erick Antonio Benitez, Julia Bloom, Chris Bohner, Lori Anne Boocks, Michael A. Booker, Anthony J. Bowers, Nakeya Brown, Gerardo Camargo, Florencio Lennox Campello, David Carlson, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Larry Cook, Kyrae Dawaun Cowan, Markele Cullins, Frank Hallam Day, John Deardourff, Monique Muse Dodd, Alexis Duque, Alex Ebstein, Pam Eichner, Edgar Endress, Nico Fertakis, Amy Finkelstein, Lloyd Foster, Stephen Hendee, Jessica Hopkins, Timothy J. Horjus, Michael Horsley, Erik Hougen, James Huckenpahler, Sarah Hull, Nate Larson, Magnolia Laurie, Khanh H. Le, Andrea Limauro, Kim Llerena, Timothy Makepeace, Tsedaye Makonnen, Jon Malis, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Antonio McAfee, Nat Meade, Veronica Melendez, Linn Meyers, Maggie Michael, Greg Minah, Tyra Mitchell, Goitseone Bothale Moerane, Jonathan Monaghan, Ali Newhard, Lee Nowell-Wilson, Christos J. Palios, PLAKOOKEE, Rodrigo Pradel, Amber Robles-Gordon, Kate Sable, Nicole Marie Salimbene, Kim Sandara, Josh Sender, Joseph Shetler, Alexandra Silverthorne, Dafna Steinberg, Dan Steinhilber, Mark Stockton, Cindy Stockton Moore, Monica Stroik, Martin Swift, Rob Tarbell, Trish Tillman, Richard Tuttle, Julie Wills, Jordann Wine, Ellen Xu, and Helen Zughaib.
My faves in the show included Rodrigo Pradrel's realistic paintings of buildings with parts of them exploding? or disintegrating? On his website, "Apparition" is simply spectacular!
Arrival by Rodrigo Pradel - Oil on wood, 14 x 20 inches
The gorgeous drawings by Mark Thomas Stockton were also in the top of the food chain category - this Philadelphian can draw! 

His presentation is also gorgeous, although (since the drawings are not under glass) I would never show them without protection from flying art destroyers such as flies, red wine, etc. 

In a group show he would have won Best in Show from me. His superb portrait of 1960s Communist icon and Castro-apologist Angela Davis is simply breath-taking.


Angela Davis by Mark Stockton
My wife liked the intricate ink skull drawings by Alexis Duque and a quirky piece by Nat Meade, as well as the Latino-influenced works by Veronica Melendez, which reminded me a little ( a lot?) of the works of Ric Garcia.
"Last Meal" by Nate Meade
"Last Meal" by Nat Meade
We also liked the very unique work by Selin Balci - This artist (like Michele Banks) is a visual artist and biologist who creates artwork by using Petri dishes filled with mold, fungus, and other gross living things to create unique pieces of art.

]]>
5 May 2019, 3:54 pm e292ac0fdd10505175e6beb7ad7368ec
<![CDATA[American Landscapes: Scenes from the Americas - Annapolis, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 13, 2019

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6d470cbaea167642eab49506c68c4e96
<![CDATA[Pekin Days Art Show - Pekin, ND]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Purchase awards, cash prizes. Deadline: Jun 5, 2019

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4bf69a966da2702e15c7049b8a01650c
<![CDATA[Call for Artists to Illuminate Taos Water Networks - Taos, NM]]> Found: deadline
Stipends up to $5,000. Deadline: Jun 2, 2019

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425d05cce73ac30f88227d052faa9746
<![CDATA[Museum of Exploration and Innovation 2020 Proposals - Santa Barbara, CA]]> Found: deadline
Budgets up to $10,000. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

]]>
cddf36bf952b41f3e094a938cfd95e4a
<![CDATA[Dusk to Dawn 2019 Photography Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 23, 2019

]]>
34d37f9414d0c3a4edd24b2156d7e564
<![CDATA[International Society of Experimental Artists 28th Annual Juried Exhibition - Lowell, MI]]> Found: deadline
Approximately $10,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

]]>
5a308bc0dd3e59bf2ead03555b46877b
<![CDATA[NewBo Art Fest - Cedar Rapids, IA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Free Booth Spaces and $900 in awards. Deadline: Jun 14, 2019

]]>
84350af44cc5b8363caa0b03300c115a
<![CDATA[34th Annual Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 28, 2019

]]>
aa224b5839232aa28d556923b9546a49
<![CDATA[Ink and Clay 44 - Pomona, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$6,500 in awards. Deadline: May 31, 2019

]]>
d1dc24f6bc33691b3e731a6c4530401a
<![CDATA[TRAHC's 31st Annual Juried Exhibition - Texarkana, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 9, 2019

]]>
71ff96f68173044630cf2301aa8770a9
<![CDATA[Residency in Portugal]]> Found: residency, entry, entr
ARTERRARESIDENCIAS | CALL FOR ARTISTS AND PROJECTS 2019

They accept application from artists who work in all disciplines and at any stages of their career. The residency program hosts multidisciplinary artists from all over the world since 2010. 

ARTErra is placed in a green beautiful village between mountains in central/north Portugal. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/1OXhNPg OR arterra.geral@gmail.com

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21 May 2019, 11:53 am ede97d42b8b5a3df533d9613089540de
<![CDATA[Boot Camp for Artists Scheduled!]]> Found: deadline
The Artists’ Boot Camp

Saturday, November 2nd, 10am-4pm , in the John Addison Concert Hall of Harmony Hall
Harmony Hall Arts Center presents Mr. Lenny Campello’s seminar, “The Artists’ Boot Camp”, open to all Prince George’s County artists, 16 and up.  Mr. Campello is the Greater Washington D.C. area’s pre-eminent art dealer, critic, consultant and blogger as well as artist. He designed his seminar to deliver information, data and proven tactics to artists, and to allow them to develop and sustain a career in the fine arts. Some of the topics that he will cover are, creating a resume, creating a body of work, selling your art, juried shows and news releases, just to name a few. 
The seminar is free and lunch is included. Seating is limited so please call 301.446.3251 or email stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com to register and provide lunch preference.

Deadline is by 5pm, October 25th, but this seminar usually books very quickly, so I'd recommend that you RSVP as soon as possible!

Harmony Hall
10701 Livingston Road 
Fort Washington, MD 20744

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16 May 2019, 3:30 am 0b2b0ff066ab71e2f2c8f97bc7f8144b
<![CDATA[Call for proposals]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
Deadline: July 1, 2019

The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery of Broward College is currently seeking proposals for the 2020-2021 exhibition season. 

Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals. 

Please submit the following materials to the email address below: 

1) Resume or CV (include artist website address if available). 
2) Detailed proposal of the exhibition.
 3) Artist statement.
 4) Artwork samples, using the following specifications: a) 15-20 digital images (JPEG) - 72 dpi, 1024 x 768 pixel maximum. 
b) Up to 5 minutes of time-based work with a description of no more than one page in digital format contextualizing the work. 
5) Image list (including title, medium, dimensions or duration, and date). 
6) Indicate if you are interested in being included in a group exhibition if you are not chosen for a solo exhibition. 

Please email the submission to Angel Clyman – Gallery Director: rosemaryduffylarsongallery@gmail.com

More information can be found at: http://www.browardvpa.com/call-for-proposals/  

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11 May 2019, 4:30 am 8d5402edeeff59855cb3f13adf0c734a
<![CDATA[Finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards announced]]> Found: submit, awarded, awards, award, juror
BETHESDA PAINTING AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
 $10,000 to be Awarded to Best in Show

Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Nearly 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work to the 15th annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display at Gallery B from June 5-29, 2019.

The top prize winners will be announced and honored on Wednesday, June 5th at a private reception held at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E. The Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000.

The artists selected as finalists are:
  • Mary Anne Arntzen, Baltimore, MD
  • Taha Heydari, Baltimore, MD
  • Lillian Bayley Hoover, Baltimore, MD
  • Gina Gwen Palacios, Baltimore, MD
  • Erin Raedeke, Montgomery Village, MD
  • W.C. Richardson, University Park, MD
  • Nicole Santiago, Williamsburg, VA
  • McKinley Wallace III, Baltimore, MD
A public opening will be held on Friday, June 14th from 6-8pm. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12-6pm.

The competition’s jurors are Kyle Hackett, Professor of Studio Art, American University, and the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Winner; Sue Johnson, Professor of Art, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Susan Zurbrigg, Painting and Drawing Area Head, Professor of Art, James Madison University.

Based on what I've seen so far, and essentially based on this gorgeous painting, my fave so far is Nicole Santiago...



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda and established The Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation in 2007. She is the former Chair of the Maryland State Arts Council, Strathmore, Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards.

Previous Best in Show winners include:

Carolyn Case, Cockeysville, MD (2018); Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Washington, D.C. (2017); Tanja Softic, Richmond, VA (2016); Bill Schmidt, Baltimore, MD (2015); Kyle Hackett, Baltimore, MD (2014); Barry Nemett, Stevenson, MD (2013);  Ali Miller, Baltimore, MD (2012); Alison Hall, Roanoke, VA (2011); Nora Sturges, Baltimore, MD (2010); Camilo Sanin, Jessup, MD (2009) B.G. Muhn, North Potomac, MD (2008) Matthew Klos, Baltimore, MD (2007) Tony Shore, Baltimore, MD (2006); Joe Kabriel, Annapolis, MD (2005).

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8 May 2019, 7:13 pm 308e9baa3bd8a5653e862dbdaca64ac4
<![CDATA[Morris Graves Museum of Art Call for Proposals]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: December 31, 2019

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES: An Exhibition Selection Committee meets once a year to review the proposals that have been received and which adhere to the evaluation criteria and artist responsibilities outlined below.  The committee will review proposals for the 2020 and 2021 exhibition calendars. 

PROPOSAL EVALUATION:  The Exhibition Selection Committee will evaluate exhibition proposals from artists or groups of artists based on the following criteria: 
1. Diversity: The proposal is a reflection of current multicultural and diverse art and art-making strategies that exist today. 2. Professionalism:  The artist(s) are professionals whose resume reflects exhibitions and other professional activities on a regional, national or international level. 3. Innovation: The proposal makes innovative use of concepts, materials, themes and space. 4. Community Engagement: Special consideration will be given to proposals that promote community engagement through interactive or educational activities associated with the exhibition. 5. Contemporary and Historical Relevance: The proposal demonstrates an awareness of contemporary and historical art movements and challenges an audience’s perception of "What is art?". 

Please visit www.humboldtarts.org for more information on submitting exhibition proposals. 

Questions? Please contact Jemima Harr, jemima@humboldtarts.org  

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7 May 2019, 7:16 pm 1a94d78f23aff8b39f8595528d4fd250
<![CDATA[WPA Gala Night Auction]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit
I attended the Washington Project for the Arts Gala Night Auction yesterday and was happy to run into several old buds, including megacollectors like Joannie Webber and Doctor Fred, as well as good  ole buds DC area artists Gerardo Camargo, Amber Robles-Gordon, M. Jane Johnson, Baltimorean Greg Minah, and others - and I finally got to meet Lori Anne Boocks!

There seem to be a lot of decent bids on many of the works (including both of my pieces - thank you whoever ended up with them).

The Rampant Lilith (Suddenly She Wasn't Afraid Any Longer)
This year’s art was selected by both open call and invitation. 400 artists submitted more than 1,600 works of art to the open call, and of these, about 20% were selected. The submissions were reviewed by a committee of art professionals who made recommendations to the WPA staff. The majority of artists participating were identified through this process. An additional dozen or so were invited by WPA’s staff.
Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Kristin Adair, Farnoosh Ahmadi Shirazi, Sondra N. Arkin, Eames Armstrong, Mary Anne Arntzen, Selin Balci, David Barr, Kyle J. Bauer, Mary Baum, Erick Antonio Benitez, Julia Bloom, Chris Bohner, Lori Anne Boocks, Michael A. Booker, Anthony J. Bowers, Nakeya Brown, Gerardo Camargo, Florencio Lennox Campello, David Carlson, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Larry Cook, Kyrae Dawaun Cowan, Markele Cullins, Frank Hallam Day, John Deardourff, Monique Muse Dodd, Alexis Duque, Alex Ebstein, Pam Eichner, Edgar Endress, Nico Fertakis, Amy Finkelstein, Lloyd Foster, Stephen Hendee, Jessica Hopkins, Timothy J. Horjus, Michael Horsley, Erik Hougen, James Huckenpahler, Sarah Hull, Nate Larson, Magnolia Laurie, Khanh H. Le, Andrea Limauro, Kim Llerena, Timothy Makepeace, Tsedaye Makonnen, Jon Malis, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Antonio McAfee, Nat Meade, Veronica Melendez, Linn Meyers, Maggie Michael, Greg Minah, Tyra Mitchell, Goitseone Bothale Moerane, Jonathan Monaghan, Ali Newhard, Lee Nowell-Wilson, Christos J. Palios, PLAKOOKEE, Rodrigo Pradel, Amber Robles-Gordon, Kate Sable, Nicole Marie Salimbene, Kim Sandara, Josh Sender, Joseph Shetler, Alexandra Silverthorne, Dafna Steinberg, Dan Steinhilber, Mark Stockton, Cindy Stockton Moore, Monica Stroik, Martin Swift, Rob Tarbell, Trish Tillman, Richard Tuttle, Julie Wills, Jordann Wine, Ellen Xu, and Helen Zughaib.
My faves in the show included Rodrigo Pradrel's realistic paintings of buildings with parts of them exploding? or disintegrating? On his website, "Apparition" is simply spectacular!
Arrival by Rodrigo Pradel - Oil on wood, 14 x 20 inches
The gorgeous drawings by Mark Thomas Stockton were also in the top of the food chain category - this Philadelphian can draw! 

His presentation is also gorgeous, although (since the drawings are not under glass) I would never show them without protection from flying art destroyers such as flies, red wine, etc. 

In a group show he would have won Best in Show from me. His superb portrait of 1960s Communist icon and Castro-apologist Angela Davis is simply breath-taking.


Angela Davis by Mark Stockton
My wife liked the intricate ink skull drawings by Alexis Duque and a quirky piece by Nat Meade, as well as the Latino-influenced works by Veronica Melendez, which reminded me a little ( a lot?) of the works of Ric Garcia.
"Last Meal" by Nate Meade
"Last Meal" by Nat Meade
We also liked the very unique work by Selin Balci - This artist (like Michele Banks) is a visual artist and biologist who creates artwork by using Petri dishes filled with mold, fungus, and other gross living things to create unique pieces of art.

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5 May 2019, 3:54 pm e292ac0fdd10505175e6beb7ad7368ec
<![CDATA[American Landscapes: Scenes from the Americas - Annapolis, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 13, 2019

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6d470cbaea167642eab49506c68c4e96
<![CDATA[Pekin Days Art Show - Pekin, ND]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Purchase awards, cash prizes. Deadline: Jun 5, 2019

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<![CDATA[Call for Artists to Illuminate Taos Water Networks - Taos, NM]]> Found: deadline
Stipends up to $5,000. Deadline: Jun 2, 2019

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425d05cce73ac30f88227d052faa9746
<![CDATA[Museum of Exploration and Innovation 2020 Proposals - Santa Barbara, CA]]> Found: deadline
Budgets up to $10,000. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

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cddf36bf952b41f3e094a938cfd95e4a
<![CDATA[Dusk to Dawn 2019 Photography Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 23, 2019

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34d37f9414d0c3a4edd24b2156d7e564
<![CDATA[International Society of Experimental Artists 28th Annual Juried Exhibition - Lowell, MI]]> Found: deadline
Approximately $10,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

]]>
5a308bc0dd3e59bf2ead03555b46877b
<![CDATA[NewBo Art Fest - Cedar Rapids, IA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Free Booth Spaces and $900 in awards. Deadline: Jun 14, 2019

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84350af44cc5b8363caa0b03300c115a
<![CDATA[34th Annual Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 28, 2019

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aa224b5839232aa28d556923b9546a49
<![CDATA[Ink and Clay 44 - Pomona, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$6,500 in awards. Deadline: May 31, 2019

]]>
d1dc24f6bc33691b3e731a6c4530401a
<![CDATA[TRAHC's 31st Annual Juried Exhibition - Texarkana, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 9, 2019

]]>
71ff96f68173044630cf2301aa8770a9
<![CDATA[Residency in Portugal]]> Found: residency, entry, entr
ARTERRARESIDENCIAS | CALL FOR ARTISTS AND PROJECTS 2019

They accept application from artists who work in all disciplines and at any stages of their career. The residency program hosts multidisciplinary artists from all over the world since 2010. 

ARTErra is placed in a green beautiful village between mountains in central/north Portugal. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/1OXhNPg OR arterra.geral@gmail.com

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21 May 2019, 11:53 am ede97d42b8b5a3df533d9613089540de
<![CDATA[Boot Camp for Artists Scheduled!]]> Found: deadline
The Artists’ Boot Camp

Saturday, November 2nd, 10am-4pm , in the John Addison Concert Hall of Harmony Hall
Harmony Hall Arts Center presents Mr. Lenny Campello’s seminar, “The Artists’ Boot Camp”, open to all Prince George’s County artists, 16 and up.  Mr. Campello is the Greater Washington D.C. area’s pre-eminent art dealer, critic, consultant and blogger as well as artist. He designed his seminar to deliver information, data and proven tactics to artists, and to allow them to develop and sustain a career in the fine arts. Some of the topics that he will cover are, creating a resume, creating a body of work, selling your art, juried shows and news releases, just to name a few. 
The seminar is free and lunch is included. Seating is limited so please call 301.446.3251 or email stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com to register and provide lunch preference.

Deadline is by 5pm, October 25th, but this seminar usually books very quickly, so I'd recommend that you RSVP as soon as possible!

Harmony Hall
10701 Livingston Road 
Fort Washington, MD 20744

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16 May 2019, 3:30 am 0b2b0ff066ab71e2f2c8f97bc7f8144b
<![CDATA[Call for proposals]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
Deadline: July 1, 2019

The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery of Broward College is currently seeking proposals for the 2020-2021 exhibition season. 

Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals. 

Please submit the following materials to the email address below: 

1) Resume or CV (include artist website address if available). 
2) Detailed proposal of the exhibition.
 3) Artist statement.
 4) Artwork samples, using the following specifications: a) 15-20 digital images (JPEG) - 72 dpi, 1024 x 768 pixel maximum. 
b) Up to 5 minutes of time-based work with a description of no more than one page in digital format contextualizing the work. 
5) Image list (including title, medium, dimensions or duration, and date). 
6) Indicate if you are interested in being included in a group exhibition if you are not chosen for a solo exhibition. 

Please email the submission to Angel Clyman – Gallery Director: rosemaryduffylarsongallery@gmail.com

More information can be found at: http://www.browardvpa.com/call-for-proposals/  

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11 May 2019, 4:30 am 8d5402edeeff59855cb3f13adf0c734a
<![CDATA[Finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards announced]]> Found: submit, awarded, awards, award, juror
BETHESDA PAINTING AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
 $10,000 to be Awarded to Best in Show

Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Nearly 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work to the 15th annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display at Gallery B from June 5-29, 2019.

The top prize winners will be announced and honored on Wednesday, June 5th at a private reception held at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E. The Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000.

The artists selected as finalists are:
  • Mary Anne Arntzen, Baltimore, MD
  • Taha Heydari, Baltimore, MD
  • Lillian Bayley Hoover, Baltimore, MD
  • Gina Gwen Palacios, Baltimore, MD
  • Erin Raedeke, Montgomery Village, MD
  • W.C. Richardson, University Park, MD
  • Nicole Santiago, Williamsburg, VA
  • McKinley Wallace III, Baltimore, MD
A public opening will be held on Friday, June 14th from 6-8pm. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12-6pm.

The competition’s jurors are Kyle Hackett, Professor of Studio Art, American University, and the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Winner; Sue Johnson, Professor of Art, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Susan Zurbrigg, Painting and Drawing Area Head, Professor of Art, James Madison University.

Based on what I've seen so far, and essentially based on this gorgeous painting, my fave so far is Nicole Santiago...



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda and established The Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation in 2007. She is the former Chair of the Maryland State Arts Council, Strathmore, Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards.

Previous Best in Show winners include:

Carolyn Case, Cockeysville, MD (2018); Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Washington, D.C. (2017); Tanja Softic, Richmond, VA (2016); Bill Schmidt, Baltimore, MD (2015); Kyle Hackett, Baltimore, MD (2014); Barry Nemett, Stevenson, MD (2013);  Ali Miller, Baltimore, MD (2012); Alison Hall, Roanoke, VA (2011); Nora Sturges, Baltimore, MD (2010); Camilo Sanin, Jessup, MD (2009) B.G. Muhn, North Potomac, MD (2008) Matthew Klos, Baltimore, MD (2007) Tony Shore, Baltimore, MD (2006); Joe Kabriel, Annapolis, MD (2005).

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8 May 2019, 7:13 pm 308e9baa3bd8a5653e862dbdaca64ac4
<![CDATA[Morris Graves Museum of Art Call for Proposals]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: December 31, 2019

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES: An Exhibition Selection Committee meets once a year to review the proposals that have been received and which adhere to the evaluation criteria and artist responsibilities outlined below.  The committee will review proposals for the 2020 and 2021 exhibition calendars. 

PROPOSAL EVALUATION:  The Exhibition Selection Committee will evaluate exhibition proposals from artists or groups of artists based on the following criteria: 
1. Diversity: The proposal is a reflection of current multicultural and diverse art and art-making strategies that exist today. 2. Professionalism:  The artist(s) are professionals whose resume reflects exhibitions and other professional activities on a regional, national or international level. 3. Innovation: The proposal makes innovative use of concepts, materials, themes and space. 4. Community Engagement: Special consideration will be given to proposals that promote community engagement through interactive or educational activities associated with the exhibition. 5. Contemporary and Historical Relevance: The proposal demonstrates an awareness of contemporary and historical art movements and challenges an audience’s perception of "What is art?". 

Please visit www.humboldtarts.org for more information on submitting exhibition proposals. 

Questions? Please contact Jemima Harr, jemima@humboldtarts.org  

]]>
7 May 2019, 7:16 pm 1a94d78f23aff8b39f8595528d4fd250
<![CDATA[WPA Gala Night Auction]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit
I attended the Washington Project for the Arts Gala Night Auction yesterday and was happy to run into several old buds, including megacollectors like Joannie Webber and Doctor Fred, as well as good  ole buds DC area artists Gerardo Camargo, Amber Robles-Gordon, M. Jane Johnson, Baltimorean Greg Minah, and others - and I finally got to meet Lori Anne Boocks!

There seem to be a lot of decent bids on many of the works (including both of my pieces - thank you whoever ended up with them).

The Rampant Lilith (Suddenly She Wasn't Afraid Any Longer)
This year’s art was selected by both open call and invitation. 400 artists submitted more than 1,600 works of art to the open call, and of these, about 20% were selected. The submissions were reviewed by a committee of art professionals who made recommendations to the WPA staff. The majority of artists participating were identified through this process. An additional dozen or so were invited by WPA’s staff.
Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Kristin Adair, Farnoosh Ahmadi Shirazi, Sondra N. Arkin, Eames Armstrong, Mary Anne Arntzen, Selin Balci, David Barr, Kyle J. Bauer, Mary Baum, Erick Antonio Benitez, Julia Bloom, Chris Bohner, Lori Anne Boocks, Michael A. Booker, Anthony J. Bowers, Nakeya Brown, Gerardo Camargo, Florencio Lennox Campello, David Carlson, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Larry Cook, Kyrae Dawaun Cowan, Markele Cullins, Frank Hallam Day, John Deardourff, Monique Muse Dodd, Alexis Duque, Alex Ebstein, Pam Eichner, Edgar Endress, Nico Fertakis, Amy Finkelstein, Lloyd Foster, Stephen Hendee, Jessica Hopkins, Timothy J. Horjus, Michael Horsley, Erik Hougen, James Huckenpahler, Sarah Hull, Nate Larson, Magnolia Laurie, Khanh H. Le, Andrea Limauro, Kim Llerena, Timothy Makepeace, Tsedaye Makonnen, Jon Malis, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Antonio McAfee, Nat Meade, Veronica Melendez, Linn Meyers, Maggie Michael, Greg Minah, Tyra Mitchell, Goitseone Bothale Moerane, Jonathan Monaghan, Ali Newhard, Lee Nowell-Wilson, Christos J. Palios, PLAKOOKEE, Rodrigo Pradel, Amber Robles-Gordon, Kate Sable, Nicole Marie Salimbene, Kim Sandara, Josh Sender, Joseph Shetler, Alexandra Silverthorne, Dafna Steinberg, Dan Steinhilber, Mark Stockton, Cindy Stockton Moore, Monica Stroik, Martin Swift, Rob Tarbell, Trish Tillman, Richard Tuttle, Julie Wills, Jordann Wine, Ellen Xu, and Helen Zughaib.
My faves in the show included Rodrigo Pradrel's realistic paintings of buildings with parts of them exploding? or disintegrating? On his website, "Apparition" is simply spectacular!
Arrival by Rodrigo Pradel - Oil on wood, 14 x 20 inches
The gorgeous drawings by Mark Thomas Stockton were also in the top of the food chain category - this Philadelphian can draw! 

His presentation is also gorgeous, although (since the drawings are not under glass) I would never show them without protection from flying art destroyers such as flies, red wine, etc. 

In a group show he would have won Best in Show from me. His superb portrait of 1960s Communist icon and Castro-apologist Angela Davis is simply breath-taking.


Angela Davis by Mark Stockton
My wife liked the intricate ink skull drawings by Alexis Duque and a quirky piece by Nat Meade, as well as the Latino-influenced works by Veronica Melendez, which reminded me a little ( a lot?) of the works of Ric Garcia.
"Last Meal" by Nate Meade
"Last Meal" by Nat Meade
We also liked the very unique work by Selin Balci - This artist (like Michele Banks) is a visual artist and biologist who creates artwork by using Petri dishes filled with mold, fungus, and other gross living things to create unique pieces of art.

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5 May 2019, 3:54 pm e292ac0fdd10505175e6beb7ad7368ec
<![CDATA[American Landscapes: Scenes from the Americas - Annapolis, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 13, 2019

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6d470cbaea167642eab49506c68c4e96
<![CDATA[Pekin Days Art Show - Pekin, ND]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Purchase awards, cash prizes. Deadline: Jun 5, 2019

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4bf69a966da2702e15c7049b8a01650c
<![CDATA[Call for Artists to Illuminate Taos Water Networks - Taos, NM]]> Found: deadline
Stipends up to $5,000. Deadline: Jun 2, 2019

]]>
425d05cce73ac30f88227d052faa9746
<![CDATA[Museum of Exploration and Innovation 2020 Proposals - Santa Barbara, CA]]> Found: deadline
Budgets up to $10,000. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

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cddf36bf952b41f3e094a938cfd95e4a
<![CDATA[Dusk to Dawn 2019 Photography Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 23, 2019

]]>
34d37f9414d0c3a4edd24b2156d7e564
<![CDATA[International Society of Experimental Artists 28th Annual Juried Exhibition - Lowell, MI]]> Found: deadline
Approximately $10,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

]]>
5a308bc0dd3e59bf2ead03555b46877b
<![CDATA[NewBo Art Fest - Cedar Rapids, IA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Free Booth Spaces and $900 in awards. Deadline: Jun 14, 2019

]]>
84350af44cc5b8363caa0b03300c115a
<![CDATA[34th Annual Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 28, 2019

]]>
aa224b5839232aa28d556923b9546a49
<![CDATA[Ink and Clay 44 - Pomona, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$6,500 in awards. Deadline: May 31, 2019

]]>
d1dc24f6bc33691b3e731a6c4530401a
<![CDATA[TRAHC's 31st Annual Juried Exhibition - Texarkana, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 9, 2019

]]>
71ff96f68173044630cf2301aa8770a9
<![CDATA[Residency in Portugal]]> Found: residency, entry, entr
ARTERRARESIDENCIAS | CALL FOR ARTISTS AND PROJECTS 2019

They accept application from artists who work in all disciplines and at any stages of their career. The residency program hosts multidisciplinary artists from all over the world since 2010. 

ARTErra is placed in a green beautiful village between mountains in central/north Portugal. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/1OXhNPg OR arterra.geral@gmail.com

]]>
21 May 2019, 11:53 am ede97d42b8b5a3df533d9613089540de
<![CDATA[Boot Camp for Artists Scheduled!]]> Found: deadline
The Artists’ Boot Camp

Saturday, November 2nd, 10am-4pm , in the John Addison Concert Hall of Harmony Hall
Harmony Hall Arts Center presents Mr. Lenny Campello’s seminar, “The Artists’ Boot Camp”, open to all Prince George’s County artists, 16 and up.  Mr. Campello is the Greater Washington D.C. area’s pre-eminent art dealer, critic, consultant and blogger as well as artist. He designed his seminar to deliver information, data and proven tactics to artists, and to allow them to develop and sustain a career in the fine arts. Some of the topics that he will cover are, creating a resume, creating a body of work, selling your art, juried shows and news releases, just to name a few. 
The seminar is free and lunch is included. Seating is limited so please call 301.446.3251 or email stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com to register and provide lunch preference.

Deadline is by 5pm, October 25th, but this seminar usually books very quickly, so I'd recommend that you RSVP as soon as possible!

Harmony Hall
10701 Livingston Road 
Fort Washington, MD 20744

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16 May 2019, 3:30 am 0b2b0ff066ab71e2f2c8f97bc7f8144b
<![CDATA[Call for proposals]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
Deadline: July 1, 2019

The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery of Broward College is currently seeking proposals for the 2020-2021 exhibition season. 

Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals. 

Please submit the following materials to the email address below: 

1) Resume or CV (include artist website address if available). 
2) Detailed proposal of the exhibition.
 3) Artist statement.
 4) Artwork samples, using the following specifications: a) 15-20 digital images (JPEG) - 72 dpi, 1024 x 768 pixel maximum. 
b) Up to 5 minutes of time-based work with a description of no more than one page in digital format contextualizing the work. 
5) Image list (including title, medium, dimensions or duration, and date). 
6) Indicate if you are interested in being included in a group exhibition if you are not chosen for a solo exhibition. 

Please email the submission to Angel Clyman – Gallery Director: rosemaryduffylarsongallery@gmail.com

More information can be found at: http://www.browardvpa.com/call-for-proposals/  

]]>
11 May 2019, 4:30 am 8d5402edeeff59855cb3f13adf0c734a
<![CDATA[Finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards announced]]> Found: submit, awarded, awards, award, juror
BETHESDA PAINTING AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
 $10,000 to be Awarded to Best in Show

Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Nearly 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work to the 15th annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display at Gallery B from June 5-29, 2019.

The top prize winners will be announced and honored on Wednesday, June 5th at a private reception held at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E. The Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000.

The artists selected as finalists are:
  • Mary Anne Arntzen, Baltimore, MD
  • Taha Heydari, Baltimore, MD
  • Lillian Bayley Hoover, Baltimore, MD
  • Gina Gwen Palacios, Baltimore, MD
  • Erin Raedeke, Montgomery Village, MD
  • W.C. Richardson, University Park, MD
  • Nicole Santiago, Williamsburg, VA
  • McKinley Wallace III, Baltimore, MD
A public opening will be held on Friday, June 14th from 6-8pm. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12-6pm.

The competition’s jurors are Kyle Hackett, Professor of Studio Art, American University, and the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Winner; Sue Johnson, Professor of Art, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Susan Zurbrigg, Painting and Drawing Area Head, Professor of Art, James Madison University.

Based on what I've seen so far, and essentially based on this gorgeous painting, my fave so far is Nicole Santiago...



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda and established The Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation in 2007. She is the former Chair of the Maryland State Arts Council, Strathmore, Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards.

Previous Best in Show winners include:

Carolyn Case, Cockeysville, MD (2018); Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Washington, D.C. (2017); Tanja Softic, Richmond, VA (2016); Bill Schmidt, Baltimore, MD (2015); Kyle Hackett, Baltimore, MD (2014); Barry Nemett, Stevenson, MD (2013);  Ali Miller, Baltimore, MD (2012); Alison Hall, Roanoke, VA (2011); Nora Sturges, Baltimore, MD (2010); Camilo Sanin, Jessup, MD (2009) B.G. Muhn, North Potomac, MD (2008) Matthew Klos, Baltimore, MD (2007) Tony Shore, Baltimore, MD (2006); Joe Kabriel, Annapolis, MD (2005).

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8 May 2019, 7:13 pm 308e9baa3bd8a5653e862dbdaca64ac4
<![CDATA[Morris Graves Museum of Art Call for Proposals]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: December 31, 2019

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES: An Exhibition Selection Committee meets once a year to review the proposals that have been received and which adhere to the evaluation criteria and artist responsibilities outlined below.  The committee will review proposals for the 2020 and 2021 exhibition calendars. 

PROPOSAL EVALUATION:  The Exhibition Selection Committee will evaluate exhibition proposals from artists or groups of artists based on the following criteria: 
1. Diversity: The proposal is a reflection of current multicultural and diverse art and art-making strategies that exist today. 2. Professionalism:  The artist(s) are professionals whose resume reflects exhibitions and other professional activities on a regional, national or international level. 3. Innovation: The proposal makes innovative use of concepts, materials, themes and space. 4. Community Engagement: Special consideration will be given to proposals that promote community engagement through interactive or educational activities associated with the exhibition. 5. Contemporary and Historical Relevance: The proposal demonstrates an awareness of contemporary and historical art movements and challenges an audience’s perception of "What is art?". 

Please visit www.humboldtarts.org for more information on submitting exhibition proposals. 

Questions? Please contact Jemima Harr, jemima@humboldtarts.org  

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7 May 2019, 7:16 pm 1a94d78f23aff8b39f8595528d4fd250
<![CDATA[WPA Gala Night Auction]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit
I attended the Washington Project for the Arts Gala Night Auction yesterday and was happy to run into several old buds, including megacollectors like Joannie Webber and Doctor Fred, as well as good  ole buds DC area artists Gerardo Camargo, Amber Robles-Gordon, M. Jane Johnson, Baltimorean Greg Minah, and others - and I finally got to meet Lori Anne Boocks!

There seem to be a lot of decent bids on many of the works (including both of my pieces - thank you whoever ended up with them).

The Rampant Lilith (Suddenly She Wasn't Afraid Any Longer)
This year’s art was selected by both open call and invitation. 400 artists submitted more than 1,600 works of art to the open call, and of these, about 20% were selected. The submissions were reviewed by a committee of art professionals who made recommendations to the WPA staff. The majority of artists participating were identified through this process. An additional dozen or so were invited by WPA’s staff.
Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Kristin Adair, Farnoosh Ahmadi Shirazi, Sondra N. Arkin, Eames Armstrong, Mary Anne Arntzen, Selin Balci, David Barr, Kyle J. Bauer, Mary Baum, Erick Antonio Benitez, Julia Bloom, Chris Bohner, Lori Anne Boocks, Michael A. Booker, Anthony J. Bowers, Nakeya Brown, Gerardo Camargo, Florencio Lennox Campello, David Carlson, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Larry Cook, Kyrae Dawaun Cowan, Markele Cullins, Frank Hallam Day, John Deardourff, Monique Muse Dodd, Alexis Duque, Alex Ebstein, Pam Eichner, Edgar Endress, Nico Fertakis, Amy Finkelstein, Lloyd Foster, Stephen Hendee, Jessica Hopkins, Timothy J. Horjus, Michael Horsley, Erik Hougen, James Huckenpahler, Sarah Hull, Nate Larson, Magnolia Laurie, Khanh H. Le, Andrea Limauro, Kim Llerena, Timothy Makepeace, Tsedaye Makonnen, Jon Malis, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Antonio McAfee, Nat Meade, Veronica Melendez, Linn Meyers, Maggie Michael, Greg Minah, Tyra Mitchell, Goitseone Bothale Moerane, Jonathan Monaghan, Ali Newhard, Lee Nowell-Wilson, Christos J. Palios, PLAKOOKEE, Rodrigo Pradel, Amber Robles-Gordon, Kate Sable, Nicole Marie Salimbene, Kim Sandara, Josh Sender, Joseph Shetler, Alexandra Silverthorne, Dafna Steinberg, Dan Steinhilber, Mark Stockton, Cindy Stockton Moore, Monica Stroik, Martin Swift, Rob Tarbell, Trish Tillman, Richard Tuttle, Julie Wills, Jordann Wine, Ellen Xu, and Helen Zughaib.
My faves in the show included Rodrigo Pradrel's realistic paintings of buildings with parts of them exploding? or disintegrating? On his website, "Apparition" is simply spectacular!
Arrival by Rodrigo Pradel - Oil on wood, 14 x 20 inches
The gorgeous drawings by Mark Thomas Stockton were also in the top of the food chain category - this Philadelphian can draw! 

His presentation is also gorgeous, although (since the drawings are not under glass) I would never show them without protection from flying art destroyers such as flies, red wine, etc. 

In a group show he would have won Best in Show from me. His superb portrait of 1960s Communist icon and Castro-apologist Angela Davis is simply breath-taking.


Angela Davis by Mark Stockton
My wife liked the intricate ink skull drawings by Alexis Duque and a quirky piece by Nat Meade, as well as the Latino-influenced works by Veronica Melendez, which reminded me a little ( a lot?) of the works of Ric Garcia.
"Last Meal" by Nate Meade
"Last Meal" by Nat Meade
We also liked the very unique work by Selin Balci - This artist (like Michele Banks) is a visual artist and biologist who creates artwork by using Petri dishes filled with mold, fungus, and other gross living things to create unique pieces of art.

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5 May 2019, 3:54 pm e292ac0fdd10505175e6beb7ad7368ec
<![CDATA[American Landscapes: Scenes from the Americas - Annapolis, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 13, 2019

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6d470cbaea167642eab49506c68c4e96
<![CDATA[Pekin Days Art Show - Pekin, ND]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Purchase awards, cash prizes. Deadline: Jun 5, 2019

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<![CDATA[Call for Artists to Illuminate Taos Water Networks - Taos, NM]]> Found: deadline
Stipends up to $5,000. Deadline: Jun 2, 2019

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425d05cce73ac30f88227d052faa9746
<![CDATA[Museum of Exploration and Innovation 2020 Proposals - Santa Barbara, CA]]> Found: deadline
Budgets up to $10,000. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

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cddf36bf952b41f3e094a938cfd95e4a
<![CDATA[Dusk to Dawn 2019 Photography Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 23, 2019

]]>
34d37f9414d0c3a4edd24b2156d7e564
<![CDATA[International Society of Experimental Artists 28th Annual Juried Exhibition - Lowell, MI]]> Found: deadline
Approximately $10,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

]]>
5a308bc0dd3e59bf2ead03555b46877b
<![CDATA[NewBo Art Fest - Cedar Rapids, IA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Free Booth Spaces and $900 in awards. Deadline: Jun 14, 2019

]]>
84350af44cc5b8363caa0b03300c115a
<![CDATA[34th Annual Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 28, 2019

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aa224b5839232aa28d556923b9546a49
<![CDATA[Ink and Clay 44 - Pomona, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$6,500 in awards. Deadline: May 31, 2019

]]>
d1dc24f6bc33691b3e731a6c4530401a
<![CDATA[TRAHC's 31st Annual Juried Exhibition - Texarkana, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 9, 2019

]]>
71ff96f68173044630cf2301aa8770a9
<![CDATA[Residency in Portugal]]> Found: residency, entry, entr
ARTERRARESIDENCIAS | CALL FOR ARTISTS AND PROJECTS 2019

They accept application from artists who work in all disciplines and at any stages of their career. The residency program hosts multidisciplinary artists from all over the world since 2010. 

ARTErra is placed in a green beautiful village between mountains in central/north Portugal. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/1OXhNPg OR arterra.geral@gmail.com

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21 May 2019, 11:53 am ede97d42b8b5a3df533d9613089540de
<![CDATA[Boot Camp for Artists Scheduled!]]> Found: deadline
The Artists’ Boot Camp

Saturday, November 2nd, 10am-4pm , in the John Addison Concert Hall of Harmony Hall
Harmony Hall Arts Center presents Mr. Lenny Campello’s seminar, “The Artists’ Boot Camp”, open to all Prince George’s County artists, 16 and up.  Mr. Campello is the Greater Washington D.C. area’s pre-eminent art dealer, critic, consultant and blogger as well as artist. He designed his seminar to deliver information, data and proven tactics to artists, and to allow them to develop and sustain a career in the fine arts. Some of the topics that he will cover are, creating a resume, creating a body of work, selling your art, juried shows and news releases, just to name a few. 
The seminar is free and lunch is included. Seating is limited so please call 301.446.3251 or email stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com to register and provide lunch preference.

Deadline is by 5pm, October 25th, but this seminar usually books very quickly, so I'd recommend that you RSVP as soon as possible!

Harmony Hall
10701 Livingston Road 
Fort Washington, MD 20744

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16 May 2019, 3:30 am 0b2b0ff066ab71e2f2c8f97bc7f8144b
<![CDATA[Call for proposals]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
Deadline: July 1, 2019

The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery of Broward College is currently seeking proposals for the 2020-2021 exhibition season. 

Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals. 

Please submit the following materials to the email address below: 

1) Resume or CV (include artist website address if available). 
2) Detailed proposal of the exhibition.
 3) Artist statement.
 4) Artwork samples, using the following specifications: a) 15-20 digital images (JPEG) - 72 dpi, 1024 x 768 pixel maximum. 
b) Up to 5 minutes of time-based work with a description of no more than one page in digital format contextualizing the work. 
5) Image list (including title, medium, dimensions or duration, and date). 
6) Indicate if you are interested in being included in a group exhibition if you are not chosen for a solo exhibition. 

Please email the submission to Angel Clyman – Gallery Director: rosemaryduffylarsongallery@gmail.com

More information can be found at: http://www.browardvpa.com/call-for-proposals/  

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11 May 2019, 4:30 am 8d5402edeeff59855cb3f13adf0c734a
<![CDATA[Finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards announced]]> Found: submit, awarded, awards, award, juror
BETHESDA PAINTING AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
 $10,000 to be Awarded to Best in Show

Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Nearly 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work to the 15th annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display at Gallery B from June 5-29, 2019.

The top prize winners will be announced and honored on Wednesday, June 5th at a private reception held at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E. The Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000.

The artists selected as finalists are:
  • Mary Anne Arntzen, Baltimore, MD
  • Taha Heydari, Baltimore, MD
  • Lillian Bayley Hoover, Baltimore, MD
  • Gina Gwen Palacios, Baltimore, MD
  • Erin Raedeke, Montgomery Village, MD
  • W.C. Richardson, University Park, MD
  • Nicole Santiago, Williamsburg, VA
  • McKinley Wallace III, Baltimore, MD
A public opening will be held on Friday, June 14th from 6-8pm. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12-6pm.

The competition’s jurors are Kyle Hackett, Professor of Studio Art, American University, and the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Winner; Sue Johnson, Professor of Art, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Susan Zurbrigg, Painting and Drawing Area Head, Professor of Art, James Madison University.

Based on what I've seen so far, and essentially based on this gorgeous painting, my fave so far is Nicole Santiago...



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda and established The Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation in 2007. She is the former Chair of the Maryland State Arts Council, Strathmore, Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards.

Previous Best in Show winners include:

Carolyn Case, Cockeysville, MD (2018); Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Washington, D.C. (2017); Tanja Softic, Richmond, VA (2016); Bill Schmidt, Baltimore, MD (2015); Kyle Hackett, Baltimore, MD (2014); Barry Nemett, Stevenson, MD (2013);  Ali Miller, Baltimore, MD (2012); Alison Hall, Roanoke, VA (2011); Nora Sturges, Baltimore, MD (2010); Camilo Sanin, Jessup, MD (2009) B.G. Muhn, North Potomac, MD (2008) Matthew Klos, Baltimore, MD (2007) Tony Shore, Baltimore, MD (2006); Joe Kabriel, Annapolis, MD (2005).

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8 May 2019, 7:13 pm 308e9baa3bd8a5653e862dbdaca64ac4
<![CDATA[Morris Graves Museum of Art Call for Proposals]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: December 31, 2019

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES: An Exhibition Selection Committee meets once a year to review the proposals that have been received and which adhere to the evaluation criteria and artist responsibilities outlined below.  The committee will review proposals for the 2020 and 2021 exhibition calendars. 

PROPOSAL EVALUATION:  The Exhibition Selection Committee will evaluate exhibition proposals from artists or groups of artists based on the following criteria: 
1. Diversity: The proposal is a reflection of current multicultural and diverse art and art-making strategies that exist today. 2. Professionalism:  The artist(s) are professionals whose resume reflects exhibitions and other professional activities on a regional, national or international level. 3. Innovation: The proposal makes innovative use of concepts, materials, themes and space. 4. Community Engagement: Special consideration will be given to proposals that promote community engagement through interactive or educational activities associated with the exhibition. 5. Contemporary and Historical Relevance: The proposal demonstrates an awareness of contemporary and historical art movements and challenges an audience’s perception of "What is art?". 

Please visit www.humboldtarts.org for more information on submitting exhibition proposals. 

Questions? Please contact Jemima Harr, jemima@humboldtarts.org  

]]>
7 May 2019, 7:16 pm 1a94d78f23aff8b39f8595528d4fd250
<![CDATA[WPA Gala Night Auction]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit
I attended the Washington Project for the Arts Gala Night Auction yesterday and was happy to run into several old buds, including megacollectors like Joannie Webber and Doctor Fred, as well as good  ole buds DC area artists Gerardo Camargo, Amber Robles-Gordon, M. Jane Johnson, Baltimorean Greg Minah, and others - and I finally got to meet Lori Anne Boocks!

There seem to be a lot of decent bids on many of the works (including both of my pieces - thank you whoever ended up with them).

The Rampant Lilith (Suddenly She Wasn't Afraid Any Longer)
This year’s art was selected by both open call and invitation. 400 artists submitted more than 1,600 works of art to the open call, and of these, about 20% were selected. The submissions were reviewed by a committee of art professionals who made recommendations to the WPA staff. The majority of artists participating were identified through this process. An additional dozen or so were invited by WPA’s staff.
Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Kristin Adair, Farnoosh Ahmadi Shirazi, Sondra N. Arkin, Eames Armstrong, Mary Anne Arntzen, Selin Balci, David Barr, Kyle J. Bauer, Mary Baum, Erick Antonio Benitez, Julia Bloom, Chris Bohner, Lori Anne Boocks, Michael A. Booker, Anthony J. Bowers, Nakeya Brown, Gerardo Camargo, Florencio Lennox Campello, David Carlson, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Larry Cook, Kyrae Dawaun Cowan, Markele Cullins, Frank Hallam Day, John Deardourff, Monique Muse Dodd, Alexis Duque, Alex Ebstein, Pam Eichner, Edgar Endress, Nico Fertakis, Amy Finkelstein, Lloyd Foster, Stephen Hendee, Jessica Hopkins, Timothy J. Horjus, Michael Horsley, Erik Hougen, James Huckenpahler, Sarah Hull, Nate Larson, Magnolia Laurie, Khanh H. Le, Andrea Limauro, Kim Llerena, Timothy Makepeace, Tsedaye Makonnen, Jon Malis, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Antonio McAfee, Nat Meade, Veronica Melendez, Linn Meyers, Maggie Michael, Greg Minah, Tyra Mitchell, Goitseone Bothale Moerane, Jonathan Monaghan, Ali Newhard, Lee Nowell-Wilson, Christos J. Palios, PLAKOOKEE, Rodrigo Pradel, Amber Robles-Gordon, Kate Sable, Nicole Marie Salimbene, Kim Sandara, Josh Sender, Joseph Shetler, Alexandra Silverthorne, Dafna Steinberg, Dan Steinhilber, Mark Stockton, Cindy Stockton Moore, Monica Stroik, Martin Swift, Rob Tarbell, Trish Tillman, Richard Tuttle, Julie Wills, Jordann Wine, Ellen Xu, and Helen Zughaib.
My faves in the show included Rodrigo Pradrel's realistic paintings of buildings with parts of them exploding? or disintegrating? On his website, "Apparition" is simply spectacular!
Arrival by Rodrigo Pradel - Oil on wood, 14 x 20 inches
The gorgeous drawings by Mark Thomas Stockton were also in the top of the food chain category - this Philadelphian can draw! 

His presentation is also gorgeous, although (since the drawings are not under glass) I would never show them without protection from flying art destroyers such as flies, red wine, etc. 

In a group show he would have won Best in Show from me. His superb portrait of 1960s Communist icon and Castro-apologist Angela Davis is simply breath-taking.


Angela Davis by Mark Stockton
My wife liked the intricate ink skull drawings by Alexis Duque and a quirky piece by Nat Meade, as well as the Latino-influenced works by Veronica Melendez, which reminded me a little ( a lot?) of the works of Ric Garcia.
"Last Meal" by Nate Meade
"Last Meal" by Nat Meade
We also liked the very unique work by Selin Balci - This artist (like Michele Banks) is a visual artist and biologist who creates artwork by using Petri dishes filled with mold, fungus, and other gross living things to create unique pieces of art.

]]>
5 May 2019, 3:54 pm e292ac0fdd10505175e6beb7ad7368ec
<![CDATA[American Landscapes: Scenes from the Americas - Annapolis, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 13, 2019

]]>
6d470cbaea167642eab49506c68c4e96
<![CDATA[Pekin Days Art Show - Pekin, ND]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Purchase awards, cash prizes. Deadline: Jun 5, 2019

]]>
4bf69a966da2702e15c7049b8a01650c
<![CDATA[Call for Artists to Illuminate Taos Water Networks - Taos, NM]]> Found: deadline
Stipends up to $5,000. Deadline: Jun 2, 2019

]]>
425d05cce73ac30f88227d052faa9746
<![CDATA[Museum of Exploration and Innovation 2020 Proposals - Santa Barbara, CA]]> Found: deadline
Budgets up to $10,000. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

]]>
cddf36bf952b41f3e094a938cfd95e4a
<![CDATA[Dusk to Dawn 2019 Photography Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 23, 2019

]]>
34d37f9414d0c3a4edd24b2156d7e564
<![CDATA[International Society of Experimental Artists 28th Annual Juried Exhibition - Lowell, MI]]> Found: deadline
Approximately $10,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

]]>
5a308bc0dd3e59bf2ead03555b46877b
<![CDATA[NewBo Art Fest - Cedar Rapids, IA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Free Booth Spaces and $900 in awards. Deadline: Jun 14, 2019

]]>
84350af44cc5b8363caa0b03300c115a
<![CDATA[34th Annual Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 28, 2019

]]>
aa224b5839232aa28d556923b9546a49
<![CDATA[Ink and Clay 44 - Pomona, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$6,500 in awards. Deadline: May 31, 2019

]]>
d1dc24f6bc33691b3e731a6c4530401a
<![CDATA[TRAHC's 31st Annual Juried Exhibition - Texarkana, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 9, 2019

]]>
71ff96f68173044630cf2301aa8770a9
<![CDATA[Residency in Portugal]]> Found: residency, entry, entr
ARTERRARESIDENCIAS | CALL FOR ARTISTS AND PROJECTS 2019

They accept application from artists who work in all disciplines and at any stages of their career. The residency program hosts multidisciplinary artists from all over the world since 2010. 

ARTErra is placed in a green beautiful village between mountains in central/north Portugal. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/1OXhNPg OR arterra.geral@gmail.com

]]>
21 May 2019, 11:53 am ede97d42b8b5a3df533d9613089540de
<![CDATA[Boot Camp for Artists Scheduled!]]> Found: deadline
The Artists’ Boot Camp

Saturday, November 2nd, 10am-4pm , in the John Addison Concert Hall of Harmony Hall
Harmony Hall Arts Center presents Mr. Lenny Campello’s seminar, “The Artists’ Boot Camp”, open to all Prince George’s County artists, 16 and up.  Mr. Campello is the Greater Washington D.C. area’s pre-eminent art dealer, critic, consultant and blogger as well as artist. He designed his seminar to deliver information, data and proven tactics to artists, and to allow them to develop and sustain a career in the fine arts. Some of the topics that he will cover are, creating a resume, creating a body of work, selling your art, juried shows and news releases, just to name a few. 
The seminar is free and lunch is included. Seating is limited so please call 301.446.3251 or email stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com to register and provide lunch preference.

Deadline is by 5pm, October 25th, but this seminar usually books very quickly, so I'd recommend that you RSVP as soon as possible!

Harmony Hall
10701 Livingston Road 
Fort Washington, MD 20744

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16 May 2019, 3:30 am 0b2b0ff066ab71e2f2c8f97bc7f8144b
<![CDATA[Call for proposals]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
Deadline: July 1, 2019

The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery of Broward College is currently seeking proposals for the 2020-2021 exhibition season. 

Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals. 

Please submit the following materials to the email address below: 

1) Resume or CV (include artist website address if available). 
2) Detailed proposal of the exhibition.
 3) Artist statement.
 4) Artwork samples, using the following specifications: a) 15-20 digital images (JPEG) - 72 dpi, 1024 x 768 pixel maximum. 
b) Up to 5 minutes of time-based work with a description of no more than one page in digital format contextualizing the work. 
5) Image list (including title, medium, dimensions or duration, and date). 
6) Indicate if you are interested in being included in a group exhibition if you are not chosen for a solo exhibition. 

Please email the submission to Angel Clyman – Gallery Director: rosemaryduffylarsongallery@gmail.com

More information can be found at: http://www.browardvpa.com/call-for-proposals/  

]]>
11 May 2019, 4:30 am 8d5402edeeff59855cb3f13adf0c734a
<![CDATA[Finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards announced]]> Found: submit, awarded, awards, award, juror
BETHESDA PAINTING AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
 $10,000 to be Awarded to Best in Show

Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Nearly 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work to the 15th annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display at Gallery B from June 5-29, 2019.

The top prize winners will be announced and honored on Wednesday, June 5th at a private reception held at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E. The Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000.

The artists selected as finalists are:
  • Mary Anne Arntzen, Baltimore, MD
  • Taha Heydari, Baltimore, MD
  • Lillian Bayley Hoover, Baltimore, MD
  • Gina Gwen Palacios, Baltimore, MD
  • Erin Raedeke, Montgomery Village, MD
  • W.C. Richardson, University Park, MD
  • Nicole Santiago, Williamsburg, VA
  • McKinley Wallace III, Baltimore, MD
A public opening will be held on Friday, June 14th from 6-8pm. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12-6pm.

The competition’s jurors are Kyle Hackett, Professor of Studio Art, American University, and the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Winner; Sue Johnson, Professor of Art, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Susan Zurbrigg, Painting and Drawing Area Head, Professor of Art, James Madison University.

Based on what I've seen so far, and essentially based on this gorgeous painting, my fave so far is Nicole Santiago...



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda and established The Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation in 2007. She is the former Chair of the Maryland State Arts Council, Strathmore, Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards.

Previous Best in Show winners include:

Carolyn Case, Cockeysville, MD (2018); Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Washington, D.C. (2017); Tanja Softic, Richmond, VA (2016); Bill Schmidt, Baltimore, MD (2015); Kyle Hackett, Baltimore, MD (2014); Barry Nemett, Stevenson, MD (2013);  Ali Miller, Baltimore, MD (2012); Alison Hall, Roanoke, VA (2011); Nora Sturges, Baltimore, MD (2010); Camilo Sanin, Jessup, MD (2009) B.G. Muhn, North Potomac, MD (2008) Matthew Klos, Baltimore, MD (2007) Tony Shore, Baltimore, MD (2006); Joe Kabriel, Annapolis, MD (2005).

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8 May 2019, 7:13 pm 308e9baa3bd8a5653e862dbdaca64ac4
<![CDATA[Morris Graves Museum of Art Call for Proposals]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: December 31, 2019

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES: An Exhibition Selection Committee meets once a year to review the proposals that have been received and which adhere to the evaluation criteria and artist responsibilities outlined below.  The committee will review proposals for the 2020 and 2021 exhibition calendars. 

PROPOSAL EVALUATION:  The Exhibition Selection Committee will evaluate exhibition proposals from artists or groups of artists based on the following criteria: 
1. Diversity: The proposal is a reflection of current multicultural and diverse art and art-making strategies that exist today. 2. Professionalism:  The artist(s) are professionals whose resume reflects exhibitions and other professional activities on a regional, national or international level. 3. Innovation: The proposal makes innovative use of concepts, materials, themes and space. 4. Community Engagement: Special consideration will be given to proposals that promote community engagement through interactive or educational activities associated with the exhibition. 5. Contemporary and Historical Relevance: The proposal demonstrates an awareness of contemporary and historical art movements and challenges an audience’s perception of "What is art?". 

Please visit www.humboldtarts.org for more information on submitting exhibition proposals. 

Questions? Please contact Jemima Harr, jemima@humboldtarts.org  

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7 May 2019, 7:16 pm 1a94d78f23aff8b39f8595528d4fd250
<![CDATA[WPA Gala Night Auction]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit
I attended the Washington Project for the Arts Gala Night Auction yesterday and was happy to run into several old buds, including megacollectors like Joannie Webber and Doctor Fred, as well as good  ole buds DC area artists Gerardo Camargo, Amber Robles-Gordon, M. Jane Johnson, Baltimorean Greg Minah, and others - and I finally got to meet Lori Anne Boocks!

There seem to be a lot of decent bids on many of the works (including both of my pieces - thank you whoever ended up with them).

The Rampant Lilith (Suddenly She Wasn't Afraid Any Longer)
This year’s art was selected by both open call and invitation. 400 artists submitted more than 1,600 works of art to the open call, and of these, about 20% were selected. The submissions were reviewed by a committee of art professionals who made recommendations to the WPA staff. The majority of artists participating were identified through this process. An additional dozen or so were invited by WPA’s staff.
Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Kristin Adair, Farnoosh Ahmadi Shirazi, Sondra N. Arkin, Eames Armstrong, Mary Anne Arntzen, Selin Balci, David Barr, Kyle J. Bauer, Mary Baum, Erick Antonio Benitez, Julia Bloom, Chris Bohner, Lori Anne Boocks, Michael A. Booker, Anthony J. Bowers, Nakeya Brown, Gerardo Camargo, Florencio Lennox Campello, David Carlson, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Larry Cook, Kyrae Dawaun Cowan, Markele Cullins, Frank Hallam Day, John Deardourff, Monique Muse Dodd, Alexis Duque, Alex Ebstein, Pam Eichner, Edgar Endress, Nico Fertakis, Amy Finkelstein, Lloyd Foster, Stephen Hendee, Jessica Hopkins, Timothy J. Horjus, Michael Horsley, Erik Hougen, James Huckenpahler, Sarah Hull, Nate Larson, Magnolia Laurie, Khanh H. Le, Andrea Limauro, Kim Llerena, Timothy Makepeace, Tsedaye Makonnen, Jon Malis, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Antonio McAfee, Nat Meade, Veronica Melendez, Linn Meyers, Maggie Michael, Greg Minah, Tyra Mitchell, Goitseone Bothale Moerane, Jonathan Monaghan, Ali Newhard, Lee Nowell-Wilson, Christos J. Palios, PLAKOOKEE, Rodrigo Pradel, Amber Robles-Gordon, Kate Sable, Nicole Marie Salimbene, Kim Sandara, Josh Sender, Joseph Shetler, Alexandra Silverthorne, Dafna Steinberg, Dan Steinhilber, Mark Stockton, Cindy Stockton Moore, Monica Stroik, Martin Swift, Rob Tarbell, Trish Tillman, Richard Tuttle, Julie Wills, Jordann Wine, Ellen Xu, and Helen Zughaib.
My faves in the show included Rodrigo Pradrel's realistic paintings of buildings with parts of them exploding? or disintegrating? On his website, "Apparition" is simply spectacular!
Arrival by Rodrigo Pradel - Oil on wood, 14 x 20 inches
The gorgeous drawings by Mark Thomas Stockton were also in the top of the food chain category - this Philadelphian can draw! 

His presentation is also gorgeous, although (since the drawings are not under glass) I would never show them without protection from flying art destroyers such as flies, red wine, etc. 

In a group show he would have won Best in Show from me. His superb portrait of 1960s Communist icon and Castro-apologist Angela Davis is simply breath-taking.


Angela Davis by Mark Stockton
My wife liked the intricate ink skull drawings by Alexis Duque and a quirky piece by Nat Meade, as well as the Latino-influenced works by Veronica Melendez, which reminded me a little ( a lot?) of the works of Ric Garcia.
"Last Meal" by Nate Meade
"Last Meal" by Nat Meade
We also liked the very unique work by Selin Balci - This artist (like Michele Banks) is a visual artist and biologist who creates artwork by using Petri dishes filled with mold, fungus, and other gross living things to create unique pieces of art.

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5 May 2019, 3:54 pm e292ac0fdd10505175e6beb7ad7368ec
<![CDATA[American Landscapes: Scenes from the Americas - Annapolis, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 13, 2019

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<![CDATA[Pekin Days Art Show - Pekin, ND]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Purchase awards, cash prizes. Deadline: Jun 5, 2019

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<![CDATA[Call for Artists to Illuminate Taos Water Networks - Taos, NM]]> Found: deadline
Stipends up to $5,000. Deadline: Jun 2, 2019

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425d05cce73ac30f88227d052faa9746
<![CDATA[Museum of Exploration and Innovation 2020 Proposals - Santa Barbara, CA]]> Found: deadline
Budgets up to $10,000. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

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cddf36bf952b41f3e094a938cfd95e4a
<![CDATA[Dusk to Dawn 2019 Photography Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 23, 2019

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34d37f9414d0c3a4edd24b2156d7e564
<![CDATA[International Society of Experimental Artists 28th Annual Juried Exhibition - Lowell, MI]]> Found: deadline
Approximately $10,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

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5a308bc0dd3e59bf2ead03555b46877b
<![CDATA[NewBo Art Fest - Cedar Rapids, IA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Free Booth Spaces and $900 in awards. Deadline: Jun 14, 2019

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84350af44cc5b8363caa0b03300c115a
<![CDATA[34th Annual Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 28, 2019

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aa224b5839232aa28d556923b9546a49
<![CDATA[Ink and Clay 44 - Pomona, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$6,500 in awards. Deadline: May 31, 2019

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d1dc24f6bc33691b3e731a6c4530401a
<![CDATA[TRAHC's 31st Annual Juried Exhibition - Texarkana, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 9, 2019

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71ff96f68173044630cf2301aa8770a9
<![CDATA[Residency in Portugal]]> Found: residency, entry, entr
ARTERRARESIDENCIAS | CALL FOR ARTISTS AND PROJECTS 2019

They accept application from artists who work in all disciplines and at any stages of their career. The residency program hosts multidisciplinary artists from all over the world since 2010. 

ARTErra is placed in a green beautiful village between mountains in central/north Portugal. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/1OXhNPg OR arterra.geral@gmail.com

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21 May 2019, 11:53 am ede97d42b8b5a3df533d9613089540de
<![CDATA[Boot Camp for Artists Scheduled!]]> Found: deadline
The Artists’ Boot Camp

Saturday, November 2nd, 10am-4pm , in the John Addison Concert Hall of Harmony Hall
Harmony Hall Arts Center presents Mr. Lenny Campello’s seminar, “The Artists’ Boot Camp”, open to all Prince George’s County artists, 16 and up.  Mr. Campello is the Greater Washington D.C. area’s pre-eminent art dealer, critic, consultant and blogger as well as artist. He designed his seminar to deliver information, data and proven tactics to artists, and to allow them to develop and sustain a career in the fine arts. Some of the topics that he will cover are, creating a resume, creating a body of work, selling your art, juried shows and news releases, just to name a few. 
The seminar is free and lunch is included. Seating is limited so please call 301.446.3251 or email stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com to register and provide lunch preference.

Deadline is by 5pm, October 25th, but this seminar usually books very quickly, so I'd recommend that you RSVP as soon as possible!

Harmony Hall
10701 Livingston Road 
Fort Washington, MD 20744

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16 May 2019, 3:30 am 0b2b0ff066ab71e2f2c8f97bc7f8144b
<![CDATA[Call for proposals]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
Deadline: July 1, 2019

The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery of Broward College is currently seeking proposals for the 2020-2021 exhibition season. 

Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals. 

Please submit the following materials to the email address below: 

1) Resume or CV (include artist website address if available). 
2) Detailed proposal of the exhibition.
 3) Artist statement.
 4) Artwork samples, using the following specifications: a) 15-20 digital images (JPEG) - 72 dpi, 1024 x 768 pixel maximum. 
b) Up to 5 minutes of time-based work with a description of no more than one page in digital format contextualizing the work. 
5) Image list (including title, medium, dimensions or duration, and date). 
6) Indicate if you are interested in being included in a group exhibition if you are not chosen for a solo exhibition. 

Please email the submission to Angel Clyman – Gallery Director: rosemaryduffylarsongallery@gmail.com

More information can be found at: http://www.browardvpa.com/call-for-proposals/  

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11 May 2019, 4:30 am 8d5402edeeff59855cb3f13adf0c734a
<![CDATA[Finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards announced]]> Found: submit, awarded, awards, award, juror
BETHESDA PAINTING AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
 $10,000 to be Awarded to Best in Show

Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Nearly 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work to the 15th annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display at Gallery B from June 5-29, 2019.

The top prize winners will be announced and honored on Wednesday, June 5th at a private reception held at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E. The Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000.

The artists selected as finalists are:
  • Mary Anne Arntzen, Baltimore, MD
  • Taha Heydari, Baltimore, MD
  • Lillian Bayley Hoover, Baltimore, MD
  • Gina Gwen Palacios, Baltimore, MD
  • Erin Raedeke, Montgomery Village, MD
  • W.C. Richardson, University Park, MD
  • Nicole Santiago, Williamsburg, VA
  • McKinley Wallace III, Baltimore, MD
A public opening will be held on Friday, June 14th from 6-8pm. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12-6pm.

The competition’s jurors are Kyle Hackett, Professor of Studio Art, American University, and the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Winner; Sue Johnson, Professor of Art, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Susan Zurbrigg, Painting and Drawing Area Head, Professor of Art, James Madison University.

Based on what I've seen so far, and essentially based on this gorgeous painting, my fave so far is Nicole Santiago...



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda and established The Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation in 2007. She is the former Chair of the Maryland State Arts Council, Strathmore, Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards.

Previous Best in Show winners include:

Carolyn Case, Cockeysville, MD (2018); Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Washington, D.C. (2017); Tanja Softic, Richmond, VA (2016); Bill Schmidt, Baltimore, MD (2015); Kyle Hackett, Baltimore, MD (2014); Barry Nemett, Stevenson, MD (2013);  Ali Miller, Baltimore, MD (2012); Alison Hall, Roanoke, VA (2011); Nora Sturges, Baltimore, MD (2010); Camilo Sanin, Jessup, MD (2009) B.G. Muhn, North Potomac, MD (2008) Matthew Klos, Baltimore, MD (2007) Tony Shore, Baltimore, MD (2006); Joe Kabriel, Annapolis, MD (2005).

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8 May 2019, 7:13 pm 308e9baa3bd8a5653e862dbdaca64ac4
<![CDATA[Morris Graves Museum of Art Call for Proposals]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: December 31, 2019

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES: An Exhibition Selection Committee meets once a year to review the proposals that have been received and which adhere to the evaluation criteria and artist responsibilities outlined below.  The committee will review proposals for the 2020 and 2021 exhibition calendars. 

PROPOSAL EVALUATION:  The Exhibition Selection Committee will evaluate exhibition proposals from artists or groups of artists based on the following criteria: 
1. Diversity: The proposal is a reflection of current multicultural and diverse art and art-making strategies that exist today. 2. Professionalism:  The artist(s) are professionals whose resume reflects exhibitions and other professional activities on a regional, national or international level. 3. Innovation: The proposal makes innovative use of concepts, materials, themes and space. 4. Community Engagement: Special consideration will be given to proposals that promote community engagement through interactive or educational activities associated with the exhibition. 5. Contemporary and Historical Relevance: The proposal demonstrates an awareness of contemporary and historical art movements and challenges an audience’s perception of "What is art?". 

Please visit www.humboldtarts.org for more information on submitting exhibition proposals. 

Questions? Please contact Jemima Harr, jemima@humboldtarts.org  

]]>
7 May 2019, 7:16 pm 1a94d78f23aff8b39f8595528d4fd250
<![CDATA[WPA Gala Night Auction]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit
I attended the Washington Project for the Arts Gala Night Auction yesterday and was happy to run into several old buds, including megacollectors like Joannie Webber and Doctor Fred, as well as good  ole buds DC area artists Gerardo Camargo, Amber Robles-Gordon, M. Jane Johnson, Baltimorean Greg Minah, and others - and I finally got to meet Lori Anne Boocks!

There seem to be a lot of decent bids on many of the works (including both of my pieces - thank you whoever ended up with them).

The Rampant Lilith (Suddenly She Wasn't Afraid Any Longer)
This year’s art was selected by both open call and invitation. 400 artists submitted more than 1,600 works of art to the open call, and of these, about 20% were selected. The submissions were reviewed by a committee of art professionals who made recommendations to the WPA staff. The majority of artists participating were identified through this process. An additional dozen or so were invited by WPA’s staff.
Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Kristin Adair, Farnoosh Ahmadi Shirazi, Sondra N. Arkin, Eames Armstrong, Mary Anne Arntzen, Selin Balci, David Barr, Kyle J. Bauer, Mary Baum, Erick Antonio Benitez, Julia Bloom, Chris Bohner, Lori Anne Boocks, Michael A. Booker, Anthony J. Bowers, Nakeya Brown, Gerardo Camargo, Florencio Lennox Campello, David Carlson, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Larry Cook, Kyrae Dawaun Cowan, Markele Cullins, Frank Hallam Day, John Deardourff, Monique Muse Dodd, Alexis Duque, Alex Ebstein, Pam Eichner, Edgar Endress, Nico Fertakis, Amy Finkelstein, Lloyd Foster, Stephen Hendee, Jessica Hopkins, Timothy J. Horjus, Michael Horsley, Erik Hougen, James Huckenpahler, Sarah Hull, Nate Larson, Magnolia Laurie, Khanh H. Le, Andrea Limauro, Kim Llerena, Timothy Makepeace, Tsedaye Makonnen, Jon Malis, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Antonio McAfee, Nat Meade, Veronica Melendez, Linn Meyers, Maggie Michael, Greg Minah, Tyra Mitchell, Goitseone Bothale Moerane, Jonathan Monaghan, Ali Newhard, Lee Nowell-Wilson, Christos J. Palios, PLAKOOKEE, Rodrigo Pradel, Amber Robles-Gordon, Kate Sable, Nicole Marie Salimbene, Kim Sandara, Josh Sender, Joseph Shetler, Alexandra Silverthorne, Dafna Steinberg, Dan Steinhilber, Mark Stockton, Cindy Stockton Moore, Monica Stroik, Martin Swift, Rob Tarbell, Trish Tillman, Richard Tuttle, Julie Wills, Jordann Wine, Ellen Xu, and Helen Zughaib.
My faves in the show included Rodrigo Pradrel's realistic paintings of buildings with parts of them exploding? or disintegrating? On his website, "Apparition" is simply spectacular!
Arrival by Rodrigo Pradel - Oil on wood, 14 x 20 inches
The gorgeous drawings by Mark Thomas Stockton were also in the top of the food chain category - this Philadelphian can draw! 

His presentation is also gorgeous, although (since the drawings are not under glass) I would never show them without protection from flying art destroyers such as flies, red wine, etc. 

In a group show he would have won Best in Show from me. His superb portrait of 1960s Communist icon and Castro-apologist Angela Davis is simply breath-taking.


Angela Davis by Mark Stockton
My wife liked the intricate ink skull drawings by Alexis Duque and a quirky piece by Nat Meade, as well as the Latino-influenced works by Veronica Melendez, which reminded me a little ( a lot?) of the works of Ric Garcia.
"Last Meal" by Nate Meade
"Last Meal" by Nat Meade
We also liked the very unique work by Selin Balci - This artist (like Michele Banks) is a visual artist and biologist who creates artwork by using Petri dishes filled with mold, fungus, and other gross living things to create unique pieces of art.

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5 May 2019, 3:54 pm e292ac0fdd10505175e6beb7ad7368ec
<![CDATA[American Landscapes: Scenes from the Americas - Annapolis, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 13, 2019

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6d470cbaea167642eab49506c68c4e96
<![CDATA[Pekin Days Art Show - Pekin, ND]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Purchase awards, cash prizes. Deadline: Jun 5, 2019

]]>
4bf69a966da2702e15c7049b8a01650c
<![CDATA[Call for Artists to Illuminate Taos Water Networks - Taos, NM]]> Found: deadline
Stipends up to $5,000. Deadline: Jun 2, 2019

]]>
425d05cce73ac30f88227d052faa9746
<![CDATA[Museum of Exploration and Innovation 2020 Proposals - Santa Barbara, CA]]> Found: deadline
Budgets up to $10,000. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

]]>
cddf36bf952b41f3e094a938cfd95e4a
<![CDATA[Dusk to Dawn 2019 Photography Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 23, 2019

]]>
34d37f9414d0c3a4edd24b2156d7e564
<![CDATA[International Society of Experimental Artists 28th Annual Juried Exhibition - Lowell, MI]]> Found: deadline
Approximately $10,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

]]>
5a308bc0dd3e59bf2ead03555b46877b
<![CDATA[NewBo Art Fest - Cedar Rapids, IA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Free Booth Spaces and $900 in awards. Deadline: Jun 14, 2019

]]>
84350af44cc5b8363caa0b03300c115a
<![CDATA[34th Annual Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 28, 2019

]]>
aa224b5839232aa28d556923b9546a49
<![CDATA[Ink and Clay 44 - Pomona, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$6,500 in awards. Deadline: May 31, 2019

]]>
d1dc24f6bc33691b3e731a6c4530401a
<![CDATA[TRAHC's 31st Annual Juried Exhibition - Texarkana, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 9, 2019

]]>
71ff96f68173044630cf2301aa8770a9
<![CDATA[Residency in Portugal]]> Found: residency, entry, entr
ARTERRARESIDENCIAS | CALL FOR ARTISTS AND PROJECTS 2019

They accept application from artists who work in all disciplines and at any stages of their career. The residency program hosts multidisciplinary artists from all over the world since 2010. 

ARTErra is placed in a green beautiful village between mountains in central/north Portugal. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/1OXhNPg OR arterra.geral@gmail.com

]]>
21 May 2019, 11:53 am ede97d42b8b5a3df533d9613089540de
<![CDATA[Boot Camp for Artists Scheduled!]]> Found: deadline
The Artists’ Boot Camp

Saturday, November 2nd, 10am-4pm , in the John Addison Concert Hall of Harmony Hall
Harmony Hall Arts Center presents Mr. Lenny Campello’s seminar, “The Artists’ Boot Camp”, open to all Prince George’s County artists, 16 and up.  Mr. Campello is the Greater Washington D.C. area’s pre-eminent art dealer, critic, consultant and blogger as well as artist. He designed his seminar to deliver information, data and proven tactics to artists, and to allow them to develop and sustain a career in the fine arts. Some of the topics that he will cover are, creating a resume, creating a body of work, selling your art, juried shows and news releases, just to name a few. 
The seminar is free and lunch is included. Seating is limited so please call 301.446.3251 or email stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com to register and provide lunch preference.

Deadline is by 5pm, October 25th, but this seminar usually books very quickly, so I'd recommend that you RSVP as soon as possible!

Harmony Hall
10701 Livingston Road 
Fort Washington, MD 20744

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16 May 2019, 3:30 am 0b2b0ff066ab71e2f2c8f97bc7f8144b
<![CDATA[Call for proposals]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
Deadline: July 1, 2019

The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery of Broward College is currently seeking proposals for the 2020-2021 exhibition season. 

Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals. 

Please submit the following materials to the email address below: 

1) Resume or CV (include artist website address if available). 
2) Detailed proposal of the exhibition.
 3) Artist statement.
 4) Artwork samples, using the following specifications: a) 15-20 digital images (JPEG) - 72 dpi, 1024 x 768 pixel maximum. 
b) Up to 5 minutes of time-based work with a description of no more than one page in digital format contextualizing the work. 
5) Image list (including title, medium, dimensions or duration, and date). 
6) Indicate if you are interested in being included in a group exhibition if you are not chosen for a solo exhibition. 

Please email the submission to Angel Clyman – Gallery Director: rosemaryduffylarsongallery@gmail.com

More information can be found at: http://www.browardvpa.com/call-for-proposals/  

]]>
11 May 2019, 4:30 am 8d5402edeeff59855cb3f13adf0c734a
<![CDATA[Finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards announced]]> Found: submit, awarded, awards, award, juror
BETHESDA PAINTING AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
 $10,000 to be Awarded to Best in Show

Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Nearly 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work to the 15th annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display at Gallery B from June 5-29, 2019.

The top prize winners will be announced and honored on Wednesday, June 5th at a private reception held at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E. The Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000.

The artists selected as finalists are:
  • Mary Anne Arntzen, Baltimore, MD
  • Taha Heydari, Baltimore, MD
  • Lillian Bayley Hoover, Baltimore, MD
  • Gina Gwen Palacios, Baltimore, MD
  • Erin Raedeke, Montgomery Village, MD
  • W.C. Richardson, University Park, MD
  • Nicole Santiago, Williamsburg, VA
  • McKinley Wallace III, Baltimore, MD
A public opening will be held on Friday, June 14th from 6-8pm. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12-6pm.

The competition’s jurors are Kyle Hackett, Professor of Studio Art, American University, and the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Winner; Sue Johnson, Professor of Art, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Susan Zurbrigg, Painting and Drawing Area Head, Professor of Art, James Madison University.

Based on what I've seen so far, and essentially based on this gorgeous painting, my fave so far is Nicole Santiago...



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda and established The Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation in 2007. She is the former Chair of the Maryland State Arts Council, Strathmore, Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards.

Previous Best in Show winners include:

Carolyn Case, Cockeysville, MD (2018); Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Washington, D.C. (2017); Tanja Softic, Richmond, VA (2016); Bill Schmidt, Baltimore, MD (2015); Kyle Hackett, Baltimore, MD (2014); Barry Nemett, Stevenson, MD (2013);  Ali Miller, Baltimore, MD (2012); Alison Hall, Roanoke, VA (2011); Nora Sturges, Baltimore, MD (2010); Camilo Sanin, Jessup, MD (2009) B.G. Muhn, North Potomac, MD (2008) Matthew Klos, Baltimore, MD (2007) Tony Shore, Baltimore, MD (2006); Joe Kabriel, Annapolis, MD (2005).

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8 May 2019, 7:13 pm 308e9baa3bd8a5653e862dbdaca64ac4
<![CDATA[Morris Graves Museum of Art Call for Proposals]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: December 31, 2019

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES: An Exhibition Selection Committee meets once a year to review the proposals that have been received and which adhere to the evaluation criteria and artist responsibilities outlined below.  The committee will review proposals for the 2020 and 2021 exhibition calendars. 

PROPOSAL EVALUATION:  The Exhibition Selection Committee will evaluate exhibition proposals from artists or groups of artists based on the following criteria: 
1. Diversity: The proposal is a reflection of current multicultural and diverse art and art-making strategies that exist today. 2. Professionalism:  The artist(s) are professionals whose resume reflects exhibitions and other professional activities on a regional, national or international level. 3. Innovation: The proposal makes innovative use of concepts, materials, themes and space. 4. Community Engagement: Special consideration will be given to proposals that promote community engagement through interactive or educational activities associated with the exhibition. 5. Contemporary and Historical Relevance: The proposal demonstrates an awareness of contemporary and historical art movements and challenges an audience’s perception of "What is art?". 

Please visit www.humboldtarts.org for more information on submitting exhibition proposals. 

Questions? Please contact Jemima Harr, jemima@humboldtarts.org  

]]>
7 May 2019, 7:16 pm 1a94d78f23aff8b39f8595528d4fd250
<![CDATA[WPA Gala Night Auction]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit
I attended the Washington Project for the Arts Gala Night Auction yesterday and was happy to run into several old buds, including megacollectors like Joannie Webber and Doctor Fred, as well as good  ole buds DC area artists Gerardo Camargo, Amber Robles-Gordon, M. Jane Johnson, Baltimorean Greg Minah, and others - and I finally got to meet Lori Anne Boocks!

There seem to be a lot of decent bids on many of the works (including both of my pieces - thank you whoever ended up with them).

The Rampant Lilith (Suddenly She Wasn't Afraid Any Longer)
This year’s art was selected by both open call and invitation. 400 artists submitted more than 1,600 works of art to the open call, and of these, about 20% were selected. The submissions were reviewed by a committee of art professionals who made recommendations to the WPA staff. The majority of artists participating were identified through this process. An additional dozen or so were invited by WPA’s staff.
Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Kristin Adair, Farnoosh Ahmadi Shirazi, Sondra N. Arkin, Eames Armstrong, Mary Anne Arntzen, Selin Balci, David Barr, Kyle J. Bauer, Mary Baum, Erick Antonio Benitez, Julia Bloom, Chris Bohner, Lori Anne Boocks, Michael A. Booker, Anthony J. Bowers, Nakeya Brown, Gerardo Camargo, Florencio Lennox Campello, David Carlson, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Larry Cook, Kyrae Dawaun Cowan, Markele Cullins, Frank Hallam Day, John Deardourff, Monique Muse Dodd, Alexis Duque, Alex Ebstein, Pam Eichner, Edgar Endress, Nico Fertakis, Amy Finkelstein, Lloyd Foster, Stephen Hendee, Jessica Hopkins, Timothy J. Horjus, Michael Horsley, Erik Hougen, James Huckenpahler, Sarah Hull, Nate Larson, Magnolia Laurie, Khanh H. Le, Andrea Limauro, Kim Llerena, Timothy Makepeace, Tsedaye Makonnen, Jon Malis, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Antonio McAfee, Nat Meade, Veronica Melendez, Linn Meyers, Maggie Michael, Greg Minah, Tyra Mitchell, Goitseone Bothale Moerane, Jonathan Monaghan, Ali Newhard, Lee Nowell-Wilson, Christos J. Palios, PLAKOOKEE, Rodrigo Pradel, Amber Robles-Gordon, Kate Sable, Nicole Marie Salimbene, Kim Sandara, Josh Sender, Joseph Shetler, Alexandra Silverthorne, Dafna Steinberg, Dan Steinhilber, Mark Stockton, Cindy Stockton Moore, Monica Stroik, Martin Swift, Rob Tarbell, Trish Tillman, Richard Tuttle, Julie Wills, Jordann Wine, Ellen Xu, and Helen Zughaib.
My faves in the show included Rodrigo Pradrel's realistic paintings of buildings with parts of them exploding? or disintegrating? On his website, "Apparition" is simply spectacular!
Arrival by Rodrigo Pradel - Oil on wood, 14 x 20 inches
The gorgeous drawings by Mark Thomas Stockton were also in the top of the food chain category - this Philadelphian can draw! 

His presentation is also gorgeous, although (since the drawings are not under glass) I would never show them without protection from flying art destroyers such as flies, red wine, etc. 

In a group show he would have won Best in Show from me. His superb portrait of 1960s Communist icon and Castro-apologist Angela Davis is simply breath-taking.


Angela Davis by Mark Stockton
My wife liked the intricate ink skull drawings by Alexis Duque and a quirky piece by Nat Meade, as well as the Latino-influenced works by Veronica Melendez, which reminded me a little ( a lot?) of the works of Ric Garcia.
"Last Meal" by Nate Meade
"Last Meal" by Nat Meade
We also liked the very unique work by Selin Balci - This artist (like Michele Banks) is a visual artist and biologist who creates artwork by using Petri dishes filled with mold, fungus, and other gross living things to create unique pieces of art.

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5 May 2019, 3:54 pm e292ac0fdd10505175e6beb7ad7368ec
<![CDATA[American Landscapes: Scenes from the Americas - Annapolis, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 13, 2019

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6d470cbaea167642eab49506c68c4e96
<![CDATA[Pekin Days Art Show - Pekin, ND]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Purchase awards, cash prizes. Deadline: Jun 5, 2019

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4bf69a966da2702e15c7049b8a01650c
<![CDATA[Call for Artists to Illuminate Taos Water Networks - Taos, NM]]> Found: deadline
Stipends up to $5,000. Deadline: Jun 2, 2019

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425d05cce73ac30f88227d052faa9746
<![CDATA[Museum of Exploration and Innovation 2020 Proposals - Santa Barbara, CA]]> Found: deadline
Budgets up to $10,000. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

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cddf36bf952b41f3e094a938cfd95e4a
<![CDATA[Dusk to Dawn 2019 Photography Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 23, 2019

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34d37f9414d0c3a4edd24b2156d7e564
<![CDATA[International Society of Experimental Artists 28th Annual Juried Exhibition - Lowell, MI]]> Found: deadline
Approximately $10,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

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5a308bc0dd3e59bf2ead03555b46877b
<![CDATA[NewBo Art Fest - Cedar Rapids, IA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Free Booth Spaces and $900 in awards. Deadline: Jun 14, 2019

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84350af44cc5b8363caa0b03300c115a
<![CDATA[34th Annual Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 28, 2019

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aa224b5839232aa28d556923b9546a49
<![CDATA[Ink and Clay 44 - Pomona, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$6,500 in awards. Deadline: May 31, 2019

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d1dc24f6bc33691b3e731a6c4530401a
<![CDATA[TRAHC's 31st Annual Juried Exhibition - Texarkana, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 9, 2019

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71ff96f68173044630cf2301aa8770a9
<![CDATA[Residency in Portugal]]> Found: residency, entry, entr
ARTERRARESIDENCIAS | CALL FOR ARTISTS AND PROJECTS 2019

They accept application from artists who work in all disciplines and at any stages of their career. The residency program hosts multidisciplinary artists from all over the world since 2010. 

ARTErra is placed in a green beautiful village between mountains in central/north Portugal. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/1OXhNPg OR arterra.geral@gmail.com

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21 May 2019, 11:53 am ede97d42b8b5a3df533d9613089540de
<![CDATA[Boot Camp for Artists Scheduled!]]> Found: deadline
The Artists’ Boot Camp

Saturday, November 2nd, 10am-4pm , in the John Addison Concert Hall of Harmony Hall
Harmony Hall Arts Center presents Mr. Lenny Campello’s seminar, “The Artists’ Boot Camp”, open to all Prince George’s County artists, 16 and up.  Mr. Campello is the Greater Washington D.C. area’s pre-eminent art dealer, critic, consultant and blogger as well as artist. He designed his seminar to deliver information, data and proven tactics to artists, and to allow them to develop and sustain a career in the fine arts. Some of the topics that he will cover are, creating a resume, creating a body of work, selling your art, juried shows and news releases, just to name a few. 
The seminar is free and lunch is included. Seating is limited so please call 301.446.3251 or email stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com to register and provide lunch preference.

Deadline is by 5pm, October 25th, but this seminar usually books very quickly, so I'd recommend that you RSVP as soon as possible!

Harmony Hall
10701 Livingston Road 
Fort Washington, MD 20744

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16 May 2019, 3:30 am 0b2b0ff066ab71e2f2c8f97bc7f8144b
<![CDATA[Call for proposals]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
Deadline: July 1, 2019

The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery of Broward College is currently seeking proposals for the 2020-2021 exhibition season. 

Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals. 

Please submit the following materials to the email address below: 

1) Resume or CV (include artist website address if available). 
2) Detailed proposal of the exhibition.
 3) Artist statement.
 4) Artwork samples, using the following specifications: a) 15-20 digital images (JPEG) - 72 dpi, 1024 x 768 pixel maximum. 
b) Up to 5 minutes of time-based work with a description of no more than one page in digital format contextualizing the work. 
5) Image list (including title, medium, dimensions or duration, and date). 
6) Indicate if you are interested in being included in a group exhibition if you are not chosen for a solo exhibition. 

Please email the submission to Angel Clyman – Gallery Director: rosemaryduffylarsongallery@gmail.com

More information can be found at: http://www.browardvpa.com/call-for-proposals/  

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11 May 2019, 4:30 am 8d5402edeeff59855cb3f13adf0c734a
<![CDATA[Finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards announced]]> Found: submit, awarded, awards, award, juror
BETHESDA PAINTING AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
 $10,000 to be Awarded to Best in Show

Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Nearly 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work to the 15th annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display at Gallery B from June 5-29, 2019.

The top prize winners will be announced and honored on Wednesday, June 5th at a private reception held at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E. The Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000.

The artists selected as finalists are:
  • Mary Anne Arntzen, Baltimore, MD
  • Taha Heydari, Baltimore, MD
  • Lillian Bayley Hoover, Baltimore, MD
  • Gina Gwen Palacios, Baltimore, MD
  • Erin Raedeke, Montgomery Village, MD
  • W.C. Richardson, University Park, MD
  • Nicole Santiago, Williamsburg, VA
  • McKinley Wallace III, Baltimore, MD
A public opening will be held on Friday, June 14th from 6-8pm. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12-6pm.

The competition’s jurors are Kyle Hackett, Professor of Studio Art, American University, and the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Winner; Sue Johnson, Professor of Art, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Susan Zurbrigg, Painting and Drawing Area Head, Professor of Art, James Madison University.

Based on what I've seen so far, and essentially based on this gorgeous painting, my fave so far is Nicole Santiago...



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda and established The Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation in 2007. She is the former Chair of the Maryland State Arts Council, Strathmore, Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards.

Previous Best in Show winners include:

Carolyn Case, Cockeysville, MD (2018); Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Washington, D.C. (2017); Tanja Softic, Richmond, VA (2016); Bill Schmidt, Baltimore, MD (2015); Kyle Hackett, Baltimore, MD (2014); Barry Nemett, Stevenson, MD (2013);  Ali Miller, Baltimore, MD (2012); Alison Hall, Roanoke, VA (2011); Nora Sturges, Baltimore, MD (2010); Camilo Sanin, Jessup, MD (2009) B.G. Muhn, North Potomac, MD (2008) Matthew Klos, Baltimore, MD (2007) Tony Shore, Baltimore, MD (2006); Joe Kabriel, Annapolis, MD (2005).

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8 May 2019, 7:13 pm 308e9baa3bd8a5653e862dbdaca64ac4
<![CDATA[Morris Graves Museum of Art Call for Proposals]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: December 31, 2019

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES: An Exhibition Selection Committee meets once a year to review the proposals that have been received and which adhere to the evaluation criteria and artist responsibilities outlined below.  The committee will review proposals for the 2020 and 2021 exhibition calendars. 

PROPOSAL EVALUATION:  The Exhibition Selection Committee will evaluate exhibition proposals from artists or groups of artists based on the following criteria: 
1. Diversity: The proposal is a reflection of current multicultural and diverse art and art-making strategies that exist today. 2. Professionalism:  The artist(s) are professionals whose resume reflects exhibitions and other professional activities on a regional, national or international level. 3. Innovation: The proposal makes innovative use of concepts, materials, themes and space. 4. Community Engagement: Special consideration will be given to proposals that promote community engagement through interactive or educational activities associated with the exhibition. 5. Contemporary and Historical Relevance: The proposal demonstrates an awareness of contemporary and historical art movements and challenges an audience’s perception of "What is art?". 

Please visit www.humboldtarts.org for more information on submitting exhibition proposals. 

Questions? Please contact Jemima Harr, jemima@humboldtarts.org  

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7 May 2019, 7:16 pm 1a94d78f23aff8b39f8595528d4fd250
<![CDATA[WPA Gala Night Auction]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit
I attended the Washington Project for the Arts Gala Night Auction yesterday and was happy to run into several old buds, including megacollectors like Joannie Webber and Doctor Fred, as well as good  ole buds DC area artists Gerardo Camargo, Amber Robles-Gordon, M. Jane Johnson, Baltimorean Greg Minah, and others - and I finally got to meet Lori Anne Boocks!

There seem to be a lot of decent bids on many of the works (including both of my pieces - thank you whoever ended up with them).

The Rampant Lilith (Suddenly She Wasn't Afraid Any Longer)
This year’s art was selected by both open call and invitation. 400 artists submitted more than 1,600 works of art to the open call, and of these, about 20% were selected. The submissions were reviewed by a committee of art professionals who made recommendations to the WPA staff. The majority of artists participating were identified through this process. An additional dozen or so were invited by WPA’s staff.
Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Kristin Adair, Farnoosh Ahmadi Shirazi, Sondra N. Arkin, Eames Armstrong, Mary Anne Arntzen, Selin Balci, David Barr, Kyle J. Bauer, Mary Baum, Erick Antonio Benitez, Julia Bloom, Chris Bohner, Lori Anne Boocks, Michael A. Booker, Anthony J. Bowers, Nakeya Brown, Gerardo Camargo, Florencio Lennox Campello, David Carlson, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Larry Cook, Kyrae Dawaun Cowan, Markele Cullins, Frank Hallam Day, John Deardourff, Monique Muse Dodd, Alexis Duque, Alex Ebstein, Pam Eichner, Edgar Endress, Nico Fertakis, Amy Finkelstein, Lloyd Foster, Stephen Hendee, Jessica Hopkins, Timothy J. Horjus, Michael Horsley, Erik Hougen, James Huckenpahler, Sarah Hull, Nate Larson, Magnolia Laurie, Khanh H. Le, Andrea Limauro, Kim Llerena, Timothy Makepeace, Tsedaye Makonnen, Jon Malis, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Antonio McAfee, Nat Meade, Veronica Melendez, Linn Meyers, Maggie Michael, Greg Minah, Tyra Mitchell, Goitseone Bothale Moerane, Jonathan Monaghan, Ali Newhard, Lee Nowell-Wilson, Christos J. Palios, PLAKOOKEE, Rodrigo Pradel, Amber Robles-Gordon, Kate Sable, Nicole Marie Salimbene, Kim Sandara, Josh Sender, Joseph Shetler, Alexandra Silverthorne, Dafna Steinberg, Dan Steinhilber, Mark Stockton, Cindy Stockton Moore, Monica Stroik, Martin Swift, Rob Tarbell, Trish Tillman, Richard Tuttle, Julie Wills, Jordann Wine, Ellen Xu, and Helen Zughaib.
My faves in the show included Rodrigo Pradrel's realistic paintings of buildings with parts of them exploding? or disintegrating? On his website, "Apparition" is simply spectacular!
Arrival by Rodrigo Pradel - Oil on wood, 14 x 20 inches
The gorgeous drawings by Mark Thomas Stockton were also in the top of the food chain category - this Philadelphian can draw! 

His presentation is also gorgeous, although (since the drawings are not under glass) I would never show them without protection from flying art destroyers such as flies, red wine, etc. 

In a group show he would have won Best in Show from me. His superb portrait of 1960s Communist icon and Castro-apologist Angela Davis is simply breath-taking.


Angela Davis by Mark Stockton
My wife liked the intricate ink skull drawings by Alexis Duque and a quirky piece by Nat Meade, as well as the Latino-influenced works by Veronica Melendez, which reminded me a little ( a lot?) of the works of Ric Garcia.
"Last Meal" by Nate Meade
"Last Meal" by Nat Meade
We also liked the very unique work by Selin Balci - This artist (like Michele Banks) is a visual artist and biologist who creates artwork by using Petri dishes filled with mold, fungus, and other gross living things to create unique pieces of art.

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5 May 2019, 3:54 pm e292ac0fdd10505175e6beb7ad7368ec
<![CDATA[American Landscapes: Scenes from the Americas - Annapolis, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 13, 2019

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6d470cbaea167642eab49506c68c4e96
<![CDATA[Pekin Days Art Show - Pekin, ND]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Purchase awards, cash prizes. Deadline: Jun 5, 2019

]]>
4bf69a966da2702e15c7049b8a01650c
<![CDATA[Call for Artists to Illuminate Taos Water Networks - Taos, NM]]> Found: deadline
Stipends up to $5,000. Deadline: Jun 2, 2019

]]>
425d05cce73ac30f88227d052faa9746
<![CDATA[Museum of Exploration and Innovation 2020 Proposals - Santa Barbara, CA]]> Found: deadline
Budgets up to $10,000. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

]]>
cddf36bf952b41f3e094a938cfd95e4a
<![CDATA[Dusk to Dawn 2019 Photography Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 23, 2019

]]>
34d37f9414d0c3a4edd24b2156d7e564
<![CDATA[International Society of Experimental Artists 28th Annual Juried Exhibition - Lowell, MI]]> Found: deadline
Approximately $10,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

]]>
5a308bc0dd3e59bf2ead03555b46877b
<![CDATA[NewBo Art Fest - Cedar Rapids, IA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Free Booth Spaces and $900 in awards. Deadline: Jun 14, 2019

]]>
84350af44cc5b8363caa0b03300c115a
<![CDATA[34th Annual Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 28, 2019

]]>
aa224b5839232aa28d556923b9546a49
<![CDATA[Ink and Clay 44 - Pomona, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$6,500 in awards. Deadline: May 31, 2019

]]>
d1dc24f6bc33691b3e731a6c4530401a
<![CDATA[TRAHC's 31st Annual Juried Exhibition - Texarkana, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 9, 2019

]]>
71ff96f68173044630cf2301aa8770a9
<![CDATA[Residency in Portugal]]> Found: residency, entry, entr
ARTERRARESIDENCIAS | CALL FOR ARTISTS AND PROJECTS 2019

They accept application from artists who work in all disciplines and at any stages of their career. The residency program hosts multidisciplinary artists from all over the world since 2010. 

ARTErra is placed in a green beautiful village between mountains in central/north Portugal. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/1OXhNPg OR arterra.geral@gmail.com

]]>
21 May 2019, 11:53 am ede97d42b8b5a3df533d9613089540de
<![CDATA[Boot Camp for Artists Scheduled!]]> Found: deadline
The Artists’ Boot Camp

Saturday, November 2nd, 10am-4pm , in the John Addison Concert Hall of Harmony Hall
Harmony Hall Arts Center presents Mr. Lenny Campello’s seminar, “The Artists’ Boot Camp”, open to all Prince George’s County artists, 16 and up.  Mr. Campello is the Greater Washington D.C. area’s pre-eminent art dealer, critic, consultant and blogger as well as artist. He designed his seminar to deliver information, data and proven tactics to artists, and to allow them to develop and sustain a career in the fine arts. Some of the topics that he will cover are, creating a resume, creating a body of work, selling your art, juried shows and news releases, just to name a few. 
The seminar is free and lunch is included. Seating is limited so please call 301.446.3251 or email stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com to register and provide lunch preference.

Deadline is by 5pm, October 25th, but this seminar usually books very quickly, so I'd recommend that you RSVP as soon as possible!

Harmony Hall
10701 Livingston Road 
Fort Washington, MD 20744

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16 May 2019, 3:30 am 0b2b0ff066ab71e2f2c8f97bc7f8144b
<![CDATA[Call for proposals]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
Deadline: July 1, 2019

The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery of Broward College is currently seeking proposals for the 2020-2021 exhibition season. 

Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals. 

Please submit the following materials to the email address below: 

1) Resume or CV (include artist website address if available). 
2) Detailed proposal of the exhibition.
 3) Artist statement.
 4) Artwork samples, using the following specifications: a) 15-20 digital images (JPEG) - 72 dpi, 1024 x 768 pixel maximum. 
b) Up to 5 minutes of time-based work with a description of no more than one page in digital format contextualizing the work. 
5) Image list (including title, medium, dimensions or duration, and date). 
6) Indicate if you are interested in being included in a group exhibition if you are not chosen for a solo exhibition. 

Please email the submission to Angel Clyman – Gallery Director: rosemaryduffylarsongallery@gmail.com

More information can be found at: http://www.browardvpa.com/call-for-proposals/  

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11 May 2019, 4:30 am 8d5402edeeff59855cb3f13adf0c734a
<![CDATA[Finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards announced]]> Found: submit, awarded, awards, award, juror
BETHESDA PAINTING AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
 $10,000 to be Awarded to Best in Show

Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Nearly 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work to the 15th annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display at Gallery B from June 5-29, 2019.

The top prize winners will be announced and honored on Wednesday, June 5th at a private reception held at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E. The Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000.

The artists selected as finalists are:
  • Mary Anne Arntzen, Baltimore, MD
  • Taha Heydari, Baltimore, MD
  • Lillian Bayley Hoover, Baltimore, MD
  • Gina Gwen Palacios, Baltimore, MD
  • Erin Raedeke, Montgomery Village, MD
  • W.C. Richardson, University Park, MD
  • Nicole Santiago, Williamsburg, VA
  • McKinley Wallace III, Baltimore, MD
A public opening will be held on Friday, June 14th from 6-8pm. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12-6pm.

The competition’s jurors are Kyle Hackett, Professor of Studio Art, American University, and the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Winner; Sue Johnson, Professor of Art, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Susan Zurbrigg, Painting and Drawing Area Head, Professor of Art, James Madison University.

Based on what I've seen so far, and essentially based on this gorgeous painting, my fave so far is Nicole Santiago...



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda and established The Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation in 2007. She is the former Chair of the Maryland State Arts Council, Strathmore, Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards.

Previous Best in Show winners include:

Carolyn Case, Cockeysville, MD (2018); Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Washington, D.C. (2017); Tanja Softic, Richmond, VA (2016); Bill Schmidt, Baltimore, MD (2015); Kyle Hackett, Baltimore, MD (2014); Barry Nemett, Stevenson, MD (2013);  Ali Miller, Baltimore, MD (2012); Alison Hall, Roanoke, VA (2011); Nora Sturges, Baltimore, MD (2010); Camilo Sanin, Jessup, MD (2009) B.G. Muhn, North Potomac, MD (2008) Matthew Klos, Baltimore, MD (2007) Tony Shore, Baltimore, MD (2006); Joe Kabriel, Annapolis, MD (2005).

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8 May 2019, 7:13 pm 308e9baa3bd8a5653e862dbdaca64ac4
<![CDATA[Morris Graves Museum of Art Call for Proposals]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: December 31, 2019

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES: An Exhibition Selection Committee meets once a year to review the proposals that have been received and which adhere to the evaluation criteria and artist responsibilities outlined below.  The committee will review proposals for the 2020 and 2021 exhibition calendars. 

PROPOSAL EVALUATION:  The Exhibition Selection Committee will evaluate exhibition proposals from artists or groups of artists based on the following criteria: 
1. Diversity: The proposal is a reflection of current multicultural and diverse art and art-making strategies that exist today. 2. Professionalism:  The artist(s) are professionals whose resume reflects exhibitions and other professional activities on a regional, national or international level. 3. Innovation: The proposal makes innovative use of concepts, materials, themes and space. 4. Community Engagement: Special consideration will be given to proposals that promote community engagement through interactive or educational activities associated with the exhibition. 5. Contemporary and Historical Relevance: The proposal demonstrates an awareness of contemporary and historical art movements and challenges an audience’s perception of "What is art?". 

Please visit www.humboldtarts.org for more information on submitting exhibition proposals. 

Questions? Please contact Jemima Harr, jemima@humboldtarts.org  

]]>
7 May 2019, 7:16 pm 1a94d78f23aff8b39f8595528d4fd250
<![CDATA[WPA Gala Night Auction]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit
I attended the Washington Project for the Arts Gala Night Auction yesterday and was happy to run into several old buds, including megacollectors like Joannie Webber and Doctor Fred, as well as good  ole buds DC area artists Gerardo Camargo, Amber Robles-Gordon, M. Jane Johnson, Baltimorean Greg Minah, and others - and I finally got to meet Lori Anne Boocks!

There seem to be a lot of decent bids on many of the works (including both of my pieces - thank you whoever ended up with them).

The Rampant Lilith (Suddenly She Wasn't Afraid Any Longer)
This year’s art was selected by both open call and invitation. 400 artists submitted more than 1,600 works of art to the open call, and of these, about 20% were selected. The submissions were reviewed by a committee of art professionals who made recommendations to the WPA staff. The majority of artists participating were identified through this process. An additional dozen or so were invited by WPA’s staff.
Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Kristin Adair, Farnoosh Ahmadi Shirazi, Sondra N. Arkin, Eames Armstrong, Mary Anne Arntzen, Selin Balci, David Barr, Kyle J. Bauer, Mary Baum, Erick Antonio Benitez, Julia Bloom, Chris Bohner, Lori Anne Boocks, Michael A. Booker, Anthony J. Bowers, Nakeya Brown, Gerardo Camargo, Florencio Lennox Campello, David Carlson, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Larry Cook, Kyrae Dawaun Cowan, Markele Cullins, Frank Hallam Day, John Deardourff, Monique Muse Dodd, Alexis Duque, Alex Ebstein, Pam Eichner, Edgar Endress, Nico Fertakis, Amy Finkelstein, Lloyd Foster, Stephen Hendee, Jessica Hopkins, Timothy J. Horjus, Michael Horsley, Erik Hougen, James Huckenpahler, Sarah Hull, Nate Larson, Magnolia Laurie, Khanh H. Le, Andrea Limauro, Kim Llerena, Timothy Makepeace, Tsedaye Makonnen, Jon Malis, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Antonio McAfee, Nat Meade, Veronica Melendez, Linn Meyers, Maggie Michael, Greg Minah, Tyra Mitchell, Goitseone Bothale Moerane, Jonathan Monaghan, Ali Newhard, Lee Nowell-Wilson, Christos J. Palios, PLAKOOKEE, Rodrigo Pradel, Amber Robles-Gordon, Kate Sable, Nicole Marie Salimbene, Kim Sandara, Josh Sender, Joseph Shetler, Alexandra Silverthorne, Dafna Steinberg, Dan Steinhilber, Mark Stockton, Cindy Stockton Moore, Monica Stroik, Martin Swift, Rob Tarbell, Trish Tillman, Richard Tuttle, Julie Wills, Jordann Wine, Ellen Xu, and Helen Zughaib.
My faves in the show included Rodrigo Pradrel's realistic paintings of buildings with parts of them exploding? or disintegrating? On his website, "Apparition" is simply spectacular!
Arrival by Rodrigo Pradel - Oil on wood, 14 x 20 inches
The gorgeous drawings by Mark Thomas Stockton were also in the top of the food chain category - this Philadelphian can draw! 

His presentation is also gorgeous, although (since the drawings are not under glass) I would never show them without protection from flying art destroyers such as flies, red wine, etc. 

In a group show he would have won Best in Show from me. His superb portrait of 1960s Communist icon and Castro-apologist Angela Davis is simply breath-taking.


Angela Davis by Mark Stockton
My wife liked the intricate ink skull drawings by Alexis Duque and a quirky piece by Nat Meade, as well as the Latino-influenced works by Veronica Melendez, which reminded me a little ( a lot?) of the works of Ric Garcia.
"Last Meal" by Nate Meade
"Last Meal" by Nat Meade
We also liked the very unique work by Selin Balci - This artist (like Michele Banks) is a visual artist and biologist who creates artwork by using Petri dishes filled with mold, fungus, and other gross living things to create unique pieces of art.

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5 May 2019, 3:54 pm e292ac0fdd10505175e6beb7ad7368ec
<![CDATA[American Landscapes: Scenes from the Americas - Annapolis, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 13, 2019

]]>
6d470cbaea167642eab49506c68c4e96
<![CDATA[Pekin Days Art Show - Pekin, ND]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Purchase awards, cash prizes. Deadline: Jun 5, 2019

]]>
4bf69a966da2702e15c7049b8a01650c
<![CDATA[Call for Artists to Illuminate Taos Water Networks - Taos, NM]]> Found: deadline
Stipends up to $5,000. Deadline: Jun 2, 2019

]]>
425d05cce73ac30f88227d052faa9746
<![CDATA[Museum of Exploration and Innovation 2020 Proposals - Santa Barbara, CA]]> Found: deadline
Budgets up to $10,000. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

]]>
cddf36bf952b41f3e094a938cfd95e4a
<![CDATA[Dusk to Dawn 2019 Photography Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 23, 2019

]]>
34d37f9414d0c3a4edd24b2156d7e564
<![CDATA[International Society of Experimental Artists 28th Annual Juried Exhibition - Lowell, MI]]> Found: deadline
Approximately $10,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

]]>
5a308bc0dd3e59bf2ead03555b46877b
<![CDATA[NewBo Art Fest - Cedar Rapids, IA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Free Booth Spaces and $900 in awards. Deadline: Jun 14, 2019

]]>
84350af44cc5b8363caa0b03300c115a
<![CDATA[34th Annual Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 28, 2019

]]>
aa224b5839232aa28d556923b9546a49
<![CDATA[Ink and Clay 44 - Pomona, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$6,500 in awards. Deadline: May 31, 2019

]]>
d1dc24f6bc33691b3e731a6c4530401a
<![CDATA[TRAHC's 31st Annual Juried Exhibition - Texarkana, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 9, 2019

]]>
71ff96f68173044630cf2301aa8770a9
<![CDATA[Residency in Portugal]]> Found: residency, entry, entr
ARTERRARESIDENCIAS | CALL FOR ARTISTS AND PROJECTS 2019

They accept application from artists who work in all disciplines and at any stages of their career. The residency program hosts multidisciplinary artists from all over the world since 2010. 

ARTErra is placed in a green beautiful village between mountains in central/north Portugal. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/1OXhNPg OR arterra.geral@gmail.com

]]>
21 May 2019, 11:53 am ede97d42b8b5a3df533d9613089540de
<![CDATA[Boot Camp for Artists Scheduled!]]> Found: deadline
The Artists’ Boot Camp

Saturday, November 2nd, 10am-4pm , in the John Addison Concert Hall of Harmony Hall
Harmony Hall Arts Center presents Mr. Lenny Campello’s seminar, “The Artists’ Boot Camp”, open to all Prince George’s County artists, 16 and up.  Mr. Campello is the Greater Washington D.C. area’s pre-eminent art dealer, critic, consultant and blogger as well as artist. He designed his seminar to deliver information, data and proven tactics to artists, and to allow them to develop and sustain a career in the fine arts. Some of the topics that he will cover are, creating a resume, creating a body of work, selling your art, juried shows and news releases, just to name a few. 
The seminar is free and lunch is included. Seating is limited so please call 301.446.3251 or email stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com to register and provide lunch preference.

Deadline is by 5pm, October 25th, but this seminar usually books very quickly, so I'd recommend that you RSVP as soon as possible!

Harmony Hall
10701 Livingston Road 
Fort Washington, MD 20744

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16 May 2019, 3:30 am 0b2b0ff066ab71e2f2c8f97bc7f8144b
<![CDATA[Call for proposals]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
Deadline: July 1, 2019

The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery of Broward College is currently seeking proposals for the 2020-2021 exhibition season. 

Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals. 

Please submit the following materials to the email address below: 

1) Resume or CV (include artist website address if available). 
2) Detailed proposal of the exhibition.
 3) Artist statement.
 4) Artwork samples, using the following specifications: a) 15-20 digital images (JPEG) - 72 dpi, 1024 x 768 pixel maximum. 
b) Up to 5 minutes of time-based work with a description of no more than one page in digital format contextualizing the work. 
5) Image list (including title, medium, dimensions or duration, and date). 
6) Indicate if you are interested in being included in a group exhibition if you are not chosen for a solo exhibition. 

Please email the submission to Angel Clyman – Gallery Director: rosemaryduffylarsongallery@gmail.com

More information can be found at: http://www.browardvpa.com/call-for-proposals/  

]]>
11 May 2019, 4:30 am 8d5402edeeff59855cb3f13adf0c734a
<![CDATA[Finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards announced]]> Found: submit, awarded, awards, award, juror
BETHESDA PAINTING AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
 $10,000 to be Awarded to Best in Show

Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Nearly 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work to the 15th annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display at Gallery B from June 5-29, 2019.

The top prize winners will be announced and honored on Wednesday, June 5th at a private reception held at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E. The Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000.

The artists selected as finalists are:
  • Mary Anne Arntzen, Baltimore, MD
  • Taha Heydari, Baltimore, MD
  • Lillian Bayley Hoover, Baltimore, MD
  • Gina Gwen Palacios, Baltimore, MD
  • Erin Raedeke, Montgomery Village, MD
  • W.C. Richardson, University Park, MD
  • Nicole Santiago, Williamsburg, VA
  • McKinley Wallace III, Baltimore, MD
A public opening will be held on Friday, June 14th from 6-8pm. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12-6pm.

The competition’s jurors are Kyle Hackett, Professor of Studio Art, American University, and the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Winner; Sue Johnson, Professor of Art, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Susan Zurbrigg, Painting and Drawing Area Head, Professor of Art, James Madison University.

Based on what I've seen so far, and essentially based on this gorgeous painting, my fave so far is Nicole Santiago...



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda and established The Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation in 2007. She is the former Chair of the Maryland State Arts Council, Strathmore, Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards.

Previous Best in Show winners include:

Carolyn Case, Cockeysville, MD (2018); Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Washington, D.C. (2017); Tanja Softic, Richmond, VA (2016); Bill Schmidt, Baltimore, MD (2015); Kyle Hackett, Baltimore, MD (2014); Barry Nemett, Stevenson, MD (2013);  Ali Miller, Baltimore, MD (2012); Alison Hall, Roanoke, VA (2011); Nora Sturges, Baltimore, MD (2010); Camilo Sanin, Jessup, MD (2009) B.G. Muhn, North Potomac, MD (2008) Matthew Klos, Baltimore, MD (2007) Tony Shore, Baltimore, MD (2006); Joe Kabriel, Annapolis, MD (2005).

]]>
8 May 2019, 7:13 pm 308e9baa3bd8a5653e862dbdaca64ac4
<![CDATA[Morris Graves Museum of Art Call for Proposals]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: December 31, 2019

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES: An Exhibition Selection Committee meets once a year to review the proposals that have been received and which adhere to the evaluation criteria and artist responsibilities outlined below.  The committee will review proposals for the 2020 and 2021 exhibition calendars. 

PROPOSAL EVALUATION:  The Exhibition Selection Committee will evaluate exhibition proposals from artists or groups of artists based on the following criteria: 
1. Diversity: The proposal is a reflection of current multicultural and diverse art and art-making strategies that exist today. 2. Professionalism:  The artist(s) are professionals whose resume reflects exhibitions and other professional activities on a regional, national or international level. 3. Innovation: The proposal makes innovative use of concepts, materials, themes and space. 4. Community Engagement: Special consideration will be given to proposals that promote community engagement through interactive or educational activities associated with the exhibition. 5. Contemporary and Historical Relevance: The proposal demonstrates an awareness of contemporary and historical art movements and challenges an audience’s perception of "What is art?". 

Please visit www.humboldtarts.org for more information on submitting exhibition proposals. 

Questions? Please contact Jemima Harr, jemima@humboldtarts.org  

]]>
7 May 2019, 7:16 pm 1a94d78f23aff8b39f8595528d4fd250
<![CDATA[WPA Gala Night Auction]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit
I attended the Washington Project for the Arts Gala Night Auction yesterday and was happy to run into several old buds, including megacollectors like Joannie Webber and Doctor Fred, as well as good  ole buds DC area artists Gerardo Camargo, Amber Robles-Gordon, M. Jane Johnson, Baltimorean Greg Minah, and others - and I finally got to meet Lori Anne Boocks!

There seem to be a lot of decent bids on many of the works (including both of my pieces - thank you whoever ended up with them).

The Rampant Lilith (Suddenly She Wasn't Afraid Any Longer)
This year’s art was selected by both open call and invitation. 400 artists submitted more than 1,600 works of art to the open call, and of these, about 20% were selected. The submissions were reviewed by a committee of art professionals who made recommendations to the WPA staff. The majority of artists participating were identified through this process. An additional dozen or so were invited by WPA’s staff.
Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Kristin Adair, Farnoosh Ahmadi Shirazi, Sondra N. Arkin, Eames Armstrong, Mary Anne Arntzen, Selin Balci, David Barr, Kyle J. Bauer, Mary Baum, Erick Antonio Benitez, Julia Bloom, Chris Bohner, Lori Anne Boocks, Michael A. Booker, Anthony J. Bowers, Nakeya Brown, Gerardo Camargo, Florencio Lennox Campello, David Carlson, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Larry Cook, Kyrae Dawaun Cowan, Markele Cullins, Frank Hallam Day, John Deardourff, Monique Muse Dodd, Alexis Duque, Alex Ebstein, Pam Eichner, Edgar Endress, Nico Fertakis, Amy Finkelstein, Lloyd Foster, Stephen Hendee, Jessica Hopkins, Timothy J. Horjus, Michael Horsley, Erik Hougen, James Huckenpahler, Sarah Hull, Nate Larson, Magnolia Laurie, Khanh H. Le, Andrea Limauro, Kim Llerena, Timothy Makepeace, Tsedaye Makonnen, Jon Malis, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Antonio McAfee, Nat Meade, Veronica Melendez, Linn Meyers, Maggie Michael, Greg Minah, Tyra Mitchell, Goitseone Bothale Moerane, Jonathan Monaghan, Ali Newhard, Lee Nowell-Wilson, Christos J. Palios, PLAKOOKEE, Rodrigo Pradel, Amber Robles-Gordon, Kate Sable, Nicole Marie Salimbene, Kim Sandara, Josh Sender, Joseph Shetler, Alexandra Silverthorne, Dafna Steinberg, Dan Steinhilber, Mark Stockton, Cindy Stockton Moore, Monica Stroik, Martin Swift, Rob Tarbell, Trish Tillman, Richard Tuttle, Julie Wills, Jordann Wine, Ellen Xu, and Helen Zughaib.
My faves in the show included Rodrigo Pradrel's realistic paintings of buildings with parts of them exploding? or disintegrating? On his website, "Apparition" is simply spectacular!
Arrival by Rodrigo Pradel - Oil on wood, 14 x 20 inches
The gorgeous drawings by Mark Thomas Stockton were also in the top of the food chain category - this Philadelphian can draw! 

His presentation is also gorgeous, although (since the drawings are not under glass) I would never show them without protection from flying art destroyers such as flies, red wine, etc. 

In a group show he would have won Best in Show from me. His superb portrait of 1960s Communist icon and Castro-apologist Angela Davis is simply breath-taking.


Angela Davis by Mark Stockton
My wife liked the intricate ink skull drawings by Alexis Duque and a quirky piece by Nat Meade, as well as the Latino-influenced works by Veronica Melendez, which reminded me a little ( a lot?) of the works of Ric Garcia.
"Last Meal" by Nate Meade
"Last Meal" by Nat Meade
We also liked the very unique work by Selin Balci - This artist (like Michele Banks) is a visual artist and biologist who creates artwork by using Petri dishes filled with mold, fungus, and other gross living things to create unique pieces of art.

]]>
5 May 2019, 3:54 pm e292ac0fdd10505175e6beb7ad7368ec
<![CDATA[American Landscapes: Scenes from the Americas - Annapolis, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 13, 2019

]]>
6d470cbaea167642eab49506c68c4e96
<![CDATA[Pekin Days Art Show - Pekin, ND]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Purchase awards, cash prizes. Deadline: Jun 5, 2019

]]>
4bf69a966da2702e15c7049b8a01650c
<![CDATA[Call for Artists to Illuminate Taos Water Networks - Taos, NM]]> Found: deadline
Stipends up to $5,000. Deadline: Jun 2, 2019

]]>
425d05cce73ac30f88227d052faa9746
<![CDATA[Museum of Exploration and Innovation 2020 Proposals - Santa Barbara, CA]]> Found: deadline
Budgets up to $10,000. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

]]>
cddf36bf952b41f3e094a938cfd95e4a
<![CDATA[Dusk to Dawn 2019 Photography Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 23, 2019

]]>
34d37f9414d0c3a4edd24b2156d7e564
<![CDATA[International Society of Experimental Artists 28th Annual Juried Exhibition - Lowell, MI]]> Found: deadline
Approximately $10,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

]]>
5a308bc0dd3e59bf2ead03555b46877b
<![CDATA[NewBo Art Fest - Cedar Rapids, IA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Free Booth Spaces and $900 in awards. Deadline: Jun 14, 2019

]]>
84350af44cc5b8363caa0b03300c115a
<![CDATA[34th Annual Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 28, 2019

]]>
aa224b5839232aa28d556923b9546a49
<![CDATA[Ink and Clay 44 - Pomona, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$6,500 in awards. Deadline: May 31, 2019

]]>
d1dc24f6bc33691b3e731a6c4530401a
<![CDATA[TRAHC's 31st Annual Juried Exhibition - Texarkana, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 9, 2019

]]>
71ff96f68173044630cf2301aa8770a9
<![CDATA[Residency in Portugal]]> Found: residency, entry, entr
ARTERRARESIDENCIAS | CALL FOR ARTISTS AND PROJECTS 2019

They accept application from artists who work in all disciplines and at any stages of their career. The residency program hosts multidisciplinary artists from all over the world since 2010. 

ARTErra is placed in a green beautiful village between mountains in central/north Portugal. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/1OXhNPg OR arterra.geral@gmail.com

]]>
21 May 2019, 11:53 am ede97d42b8b5a3df533d9613089540de
<![CDATA[Boot Camp for Artists Scheduled!]]> Found: deadline
The Artists’ Boot Camp

Saturday, November 2nd, 10am-4pm , in the John Addison Concert Hall of Harmony Hall
Harmony Hall Arts Center presents Mr. Lenny Campello’s seminar, “The Artists’ Boot Camp”, open to all Prince George’s County artists, 16 and up.  Mr. Campello is the Greater Washington D.C. area’s pre-eminent art dealer, critic, consultant and blogger as well as artist. He designed his seminar to deliver information, data and proven tactics to artists, and to allow them to develop and sustain a career in the fine arts. Some of the topics that he will cover are, creating a resume, creating a body of work, selling your art, juried shows and news releases, just to name a few. 
The seminar is free and lunch is included. Seating is limited so please call 301.446.3251 or email stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com to register and provide lunch preference.

Deadline is by 5pm, October 25th, but this seminar usually books very quickly, so I'd recommend that you RSVP as soon as possible!

Harmony Hall
10701 Livingston Road 
Fort Washington, MD 20744

]]>
16 May 2019, 3:30 am 0b2b0ff066ab71e2f2c8f97bc7f8144b
<![CDATA[Call for proposals]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
Deadline: July 1, 2019

The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery of Broward College is currently seeking proposals for the 2020-2021 exhibition season. 

Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals. 

Please submit the following materials to the email address below: 

1) Resume or CV (include artist website address if available). 
2) Detailed proposal of the exhibition.
 3) Artist statement.
 4) Artwork samples, using the following specifications: a) 15-20 digital images (JPEG) - 72 dpi, 1024 x 768 pixel maximum. 
b) Up to 5 minutes of time-based work with a description of no more than one page in digital format contextualizing the work. 
5) Image list (including title, medium, dimensions or duration, and date). 
6) Indicate if you are interested in being included in a group exhibition if you are not chosen for a solo exhibition. 

Please email the submission to Angel Clyman – Gallery Director: rosemaryduffylarsongallery@gmail.com

More information can be found at: http://www.browardvpa.com/call-for-proposals/  

]]>
11 May 2019, 4:30 am 8d5402edeeff59855cb3f13adf0c734a
<![CDATA[Finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards announced]]> Found: submit, awarded, awards, award, juror
BETHESDA PAINTING AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
 $10,000 to be Awarded to Best in Show

Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Nearly 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work to the 15th annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display at Gallery B from June 5-29, 2019.

The top prize winners will be announced and honored on Wednesday, June 5th at a private reception held at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E. The Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000.

The artists selected as finalists are:
  • Mary Anne Arntzen, Baltimore, MD
  • Taha Heydari, Baltimore, MD
  • Lillian Bayley Hoover, Baltimore, MD
  • Gina Gwen Palacios, Baltimore, MD
  • Erin Raedeke, Montgomery Village, MD
  • W.C. Richardson, University Park, MD
  • Nicole Santiago, Williamsburg, VA
  • McKinley Wallace III, Baltimore, MD
A public opening will be held on Friday, June 14th from 6-8pm. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12-6pm.

The competition’s jurors are Kyle Hackett, Professor of Studio Art, American University, and the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Winner; Sue Johnson, Professor of Art, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Susan Zurbrigg, Painting and Drawing Area Head, Professor of Art, James Madison University.

Based on what I've seen so far, and essentially based on this gorgeous painting, my fave so far is Nicole Santiago...



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda and established The Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation in 2007. She is the former Chair of the Maryland State Arts Council, Strathmore, Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards.

Previous Best in Show winners include:

Carolyn Case, Cockeysville, MD (2018); Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Washington, D.C. (2017); Tanja Softic, Richmond, VA (2016); Bill Schmidt, Baltimore, MD (2015); Kyle Hackett, Baltimore, MD (2014); Barry Nemett, Stevenson, MD (2013);  Ali Miller, Baltimore, MD (2012); Alison Hall, Roanoke, VA (2011); Nora Sturges, Baltimore, MD (2010); Camilo Sanin, Jessup, MD (2009) B.G. Muhn, North Potomac, MD (2008) Matthew Klos, Baltimore, MD (2007) Tony Shore, Baltimore, MD (2006); Joe Kabriel, Annapolis, MD (2005).

]]>
8 May 2019, 7:13 pm 308e9baa3bd8a5653e862dbdaca64ac4
<![CDATA[Morris Graves Museum of Art Call for Proposals]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: December 31, 2019

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES: An Exhibition Selection Committee meets once a year to review the proposals that have been received and which adhere to the evaluation criteria and artist responsibilities outlined below.  The committee will review proposals for the 2020 and 2021 exhibition calendars. 

PROPOSAL EVALUATION:  The Exhibition Selection Committee will evaluate exhibition proposals from artists or groups of artists based on the following criteria: 
1. Diversity: The proposal is a reflection of current multicultural and diverse art and art-making strategies that exist today. 2. Professionalism:  The artist(s) are professionals whose resume reflects exhibitions and other professional activities on a regional, national or international level. 3. Innovation: The proposal makes innovative use of concepts, materials, themes and space. 4. Community Engagement: Special consideration will be given to proposals that promote community engagement through interactive or educational activities associated with the exhibition. 5. Contemporary and Historical Relevance: The proposal demonstrates an awareness of contemporary and historical art movements and challenges an audience’s perception of "What is art?". 

Please visit www.humboldtarts.org for more information on submitting exhibition proposals. 

Questions? Please contact Jemima Harr, jemima@humboldtarts.org  

]]>
7 May 2019, 7:16 pm 1a94d78f23aff8b39f8595528d4fd250
<![CDATA[WPA Gala Night Auction]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit
I attended the Washington Project for the Arts Gala Night Auction yesterday and was happy to run into several old buds, including megacollectors like Joannie Webber and Doctor Fred, as well as good  ole buds DC area artists Gerardo Camargo, Amber Robles-Gordon, M. Jane Johnson, Baltimorean Greg Minah, and others - and I finally got to meet Lori Anne Boocks!

There seem to be a lot of decent bids on many of the works (including both of my pieces - thank you whoever ended up with them).

The Rampant Lilith (Suddenly She Wasn't Afraid Any Longer)
This year’s art was selected by both open call and invitation. 400 artists submitted more than 1,600 works of art to the open call, and of these, about 20% were selected. The submissions were reviewed by a committee of art professionals who made recommendations to the WPA staff. The majority of artists participating were identified through this process. An additional dozen or so were invited by WPA’s staff.
Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Kristin Adair, Farnoosh Ahmadi Shirazi, Sondra N. Arkin, Eames Armstrong, Mary Anne Arntzen, Selin Balci, David Barr, Kyle J. Bauer, Mary Baum, Erick Antonio Benitez, Julia Bloom, Chris Bohner, Lori Anne Boocks, Michael A. Booker, Anthony J. Bowers, Nakeya Brown, Gerardo Camargo, Florencio Lennox Campello, David Carlson, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Larry Cook, Kyrae Dawaun Cowan, Markele Cullins, Frank Hallam Day, John Deardourff, Monique Muse Dodd, Alexis Duque, Alex Ebstein, Pam Eichner, Edgar Endress, Nico Fertakis, Amy Finkelstein, Lloyd Foster, Stephen Hendee, Jessica Hopkins, Timothy J. Horjus, Michael Horsley, Erik Hougen, James Huckenpahler, Sarah Hull, Nate Larson, Magnolia Laurie, Khanh H. Le, Andrea Limauro, Kim Llerena, Timothy Makepeace, Tsedaye Makonnen, Jon Malis, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Antonio McAfee, Nat Meade, Veronica Melendez, Linn Meyers, Maggie Michael, Greg Minah, Tyra Mitchell, Goitseone Bothale Moerane, Jonathan Monaghan, Ali Newhard, Lee Nowell-Wilson, Christos J. Palios, PLAKOOKEE, Rodrigo Pradel, Amber Robles-Gordon, Kate Sable, Nicole Marie Salimbene, Kim Sandara, Josh Sender, Joseph Shetler, Alexandra Silverthorne, Dafna Steinberg, Dan Steinhilber, Mark Stockton, Cindy Stockton Moore, Monica Stroik, Martin Swift, Rob Tarbell, Trish Tillman, Richard Tuttle, Julie Wills, Jordann Wine, Ellen Xu, and Helen Zughaib.
My faves in the show included Rodrigo Pradrel's realistic paintings of buildings with parts of them exploding? or disintegrating? On his website, "Apparition" is simply spectacular!
Arrival by Rodrigo Pradel - Oil on wood, 14 x 20 inches
The gorgeous drawings by Mark Thomas Stockton were also in the top of the food chain category - this Philadelphian can draw! 

His presentation is also gorgeous, although (since the drawings are not under glass) I would never show them without protection from flying art destroyers such as flies, red wine, etc. 

In a group show he would have won Best in Show from me. His superb portrait of 1960s Communist icon and Castro-apologist Angela Davis is simply breath-taking.


Angela Davis by Mark Stockton
My wife liked the intricate ink skull drawings by Alexis Duque and a quirky piece by Nat Meade, as well as the Latino-influenced works by Veronica Melendez, which reminded me a little ( a lot?) of the works of Ric Garcia.
"Last Meal" by Nate Meade
"Last Meal" by Nat Meade
We also liked the very unique work by Selin Balci - This artist (like Michele Banks) is a visual artist and biologist who creates artwork by using Petri dishes filled with mold, fungus, and other gross living things to create unique pieces of art.

]]>
5 May 2019, 3:54 pm e292ac0fdd10505175e6beb7ad7368ec
<![CDATA[American Landscapes: Scenes from the Americas - Annapolis, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 13, 2019

]]>
6d470cbaea167642eab49506c68c4e96
<![CDATA[Pekin Days Art Show - Pekin, ND]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Purchase awards, cash prizes. Deadline: Jun 5, 2019

]]>
4bf69a966da2702e15c7049b8a01650c
<![CDATA[Call for Artists to Illuminate Taos Water Networks - Taos, NM]]> Found: deadline
Stipends up to $5,000. Deadline: Jun 2, 2019

]]>
425d05cce73ac30f88227d052faa9746
<![CDATA[Museum of Exploration and Innovation 2020 Proposals - Santa Barbara, CA]]> Found: deadline
Budgets up to $10,000. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

]]>
cddf36bf952b41f3e094a938cfd95e4a
<![CDATA[Dusk to Dawn 2019 Photography Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 23, 2019

]]>
34d37f9414d0c3a4edd24b2156d7e564
<![CDATA[International Society of Experimental Artists 28th Annual Juried Exhibition - Lowell, MI]]> Found: deadline
Approximately $10,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

]]>
5a308bc0dd3e59bf2ead03555b46877b
<![CDATA[NewBo Art Fest - Cedar Rapids, IA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Free Booth Spaces and $900 in awards. Deadline: Jun 14, 2019

]]>
84350af44cc5b8363caa0b03300c115a
<![CDATA[34th Annual Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 28, 2019

]]>
aa224b5839232aa28d556923b9546a49
<![CDATA[Ink and Clay 44 - Pomona, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$6,500 in awards. Deadline: May 31, 2019

]]>
d1dc24f6bc33691b3e731a6c4530401a
<![CDATA[TRAHC's 31st Annual Juried Exhibition - Texarkana, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 9, 2019

]]>
71ff96f68173044630cf2301aa8770a9
<![CDATA[Residency in Portugal]]> Found: residency, entry, entr
ARTERRARESIDENCIAS | CALL FOR ARTISTS AND PROJECTS 2019

They accept application from artists who work in all disciplines and at any stages of their career. The residency program hosts multidisciplinary artists from all over the world since 2010. 

ARTErra is placed in a green beautiful village between mountains in central/north Portugal. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/1OXhNPg OR arterra.geral@gmail.com

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21 May 2019, 11:53 am ede97d42b8b5a3df533d9613089540de
<![CDATA[Boot Camp for Artists Scheduled!]]> Found: deadline
The Artists’ Boot Camp

Saturday, November 2nd, 10am-4pm , in the John Addison Concert Hall of Harmony Hall
Harmony Hall Arts Center presents Mr. Lenny Campello’s seminar, “The Artists’ Boot Camp”, open to all Prince George’s County artists, 16 and up.  Mr. Campello is the Greater Washington D.C. area’s pre-eminent art dealer, critic, consultant and blogger as well as artist. He designed his seminar to deliver information, data and proven tactics to artists, and to allow them to develop and sustain a career in the fine arts. Some of the topics that he will cover are, creating a resume, creating a body of work, selling your art, juried shows and news releases, just to name a few. 
The seminar is free and lunch is included. Seating is limited so please call 301.446.3251 or email stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com to register and provide lunch preference.

Deadline is by 5pm, October 25th, but this seminar usually books very quickly, so I'd recommend that you RSVP as soon as possible!

Harmony Hall
10701 Livingston Road 
Fort Washington, MD 20744

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16 May 2019, 3:30 am 0b2b0ff066ab71e2f2c8f97bc7f8144b
<![CDATA[Call for proposals]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
Deadline: July 1, 2019

The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery of Broward College is currently seeking proposals for the 2020-2021 exhibition season. 

Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals. 

Please submit the following materials to the email address below: 

1) Resume or CV (include artist website address if available). 
2) Detailed proposal of the exhibition.
 3) Artist statement.
 4) Artwork samples, using the following specifications: a) 15-20 digital images (JPEG) - 72 dpi, 1024 x 768 pixel maximum. 
b) Up to 5 minutes of time-based work with a description of no more than one page in digital format contextualizing the work. 
5) Image list (including title, medium, dimensions or duration, and date). 
6) Indicate if you are interested in being included in a group exhibition if you are not chosen for a solo exhibition. 

Please email the submission to Angel Clyman – Gallery Director: rosemaryduffylarsongallery@gmail.com

More information can be found at: http://www.browardvpa.com/call-for-proposals/  

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11 May 2019, 4:30 am 8d5402edeeff59855cb3f13adf0c734a
<![CDATA[Finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards announced]]> Found: submit, awarded, awards, award, juror
BETHESDA PAINTING AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
 $10,000 to be Awarded to Best in Show

Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Nearly 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work to the 15th annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display at Gallery B from June 5-29, 2019.

The top prize winners will be announced and honored on Wednesday, June 5th at a private reception held at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E. The Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000.

The artists selected as finalists are:
  • Mary Anne Arntzen, Baltimore, MD
  • Taha Heydari, Baltimore, MD
  • Lillian Bayley Hoover, Baltimore, MD
  • Gina Gwen Palacios, Baltimore, MD
  • Erin Raedeke, Montgomery Village, MD
  • W.C. Richardson, University Park, MD
  • Nicole Santiago, Williamsburg, VA
  • McKinley Wallace III, Baltimore, MD
A public opening will be held on Friday, June 14th from 6-8pm. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12-6pm.

The competition’s jurors are Kyle Hackett, Professor of Studio Art, American University, and the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Winner; Sue Johnson, Professor of Art, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Susan Zurbrigg, Painting and Drawing Area Head, Professor of Art, James Madison University.

Based on what I've seen so far, and essentially based on this gorgeous painting, my fave so far is Nicole Santiago...



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda and established The Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation in 2007. She is the former Chair of the Maryland State Arts Council, Strathmore, Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards.

Previous Best in Show winners include:

Carolyn Case, Cockeysville, MD (2018); Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Washington, D.C. (2017); Tanja Softic, Richmond, VA (2016); Bill Schmidt, Baltimore, MD (2015); Kyle Hackett, Baltimore, MD (2014); Barry Nemett, Stevenson, MD (2013);  Ali Miller, Baltimore, MD (2012); Alison Hall, Roanoke, VA (2011); Nora Sturges, Baltimore, MD (2010); Camilo Sanin, Jessup, MD (2009) B.G. Muhn, North Potomac, MD (2008) Matthew Klos, Baltimore, MD (2007) Tony Shore, Baltimore, MD (2006); Joe Kabriel, Annapolis, MD (2005).

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8 May 2019, 7:13 pm 308e9baa3bd8a5653e862dbdaca64ac4
<![CDATA[Morris Graves Museum of Art Call for Proposals]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: December 31, 2019

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES: An Exhibition Selection Committee meets once a year to review the proposals that have been received and which adhere to the evaluation criteria and artist responsibilities outlined below.  The committee will review proposals for the 2020 and 2021 exhibition calendars. 

PROPOSAL EVALUATION:  The Exhibition Selection Committee will evaluate exhibition proposals from artists or groups of artists based on the following criteria: 
1. Diversity: The proposal is a reflection of current multicultural and diverse art and art-making strategies that exist today. 2. Professionalism:  The artist(s) are professionals whose resume reflects exhibitions and other professional activities on a regional, national or international level. 3. Innovation: The proposal makes innovative use of concepts, materials, themes and space. 4. Community Engagement: Special consideration will be given to proposals that promote community engagement through interactive or educational activities associated with the exhibition. 5. Contemporary and Historical Relevance: The proposal demonstrates an awareness of contemporary and historical art movements and challenges an audience’s perception of "What is art?". 

Please visit www.humboldtarts.org for more information on submitting exhibition proposals. 

Questions? Please contact Jemima Harr, jemima@humboldtarts.org  

]]>
7 May 2019, 7:16 pm 1a94d78f23aff8b39f8595528d4fd250
<![CDATA[WPA Gala Night Auction]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit
I attended the Washington Project for the Arts Gala Night Auction yesterday and was happy to run into several old buds, including megacollectors like Joannie Webber and Doctor Fred, as well as good  ole buds DC area artists Gerardo Camargo, Amber Robles-Gordon, M. Jane Johnson, Baltimorean Greg Minah, and others - and I finally got to meet Lori Anne Boocks!

There seem to be a lot of decent bids on many of the works (including both of my pieces - thank you whoever ended up with them).

The Rampant Lilith (Suddenly She Wasn't Afraid Any Longer)
This year’s art was selected by both open call and invitation. 400 artists submitted more than 1,600 works of art to the open call, and of these, about 20% were selected. The submissions were reviewed by a committee of art professionals who made recommendations to the WPA staff. The majority of artists participating were identified through this process. An additional dozen or so were invited by WPA’s staff.
Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Kristin Adair, Farnoosh Ahmadi Shirazi, Sondra N. Arkin, Eames Armstrong, Mary Anne Arntzen, Selin Balci, David Barr, Kyle J. Bauer, Mary Baum, Erick Antonio Benitez, Julia Bloom, Chris Bohner, Lori Anne Boocks, Michael A. Booker, Anthony J. Bowers, Nakeya Brown, Gerardo Camargo, Florencio Lennox Campello, David Carlson, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Larry Cook, Kyrae Dawaun Cowan, Markele Cullins, Frank Hallam Day, John Deardourff, Monique Muse Dodd, Alexis Duque, Alex Ebstein, Pam Eichner, Edgar Endress, Nico Fertakis, Amy Finkelstein, Lloyd Foster, Stephen Hendee, Jessica Hopkins, Timothy J. Horjus, Michael Horsley, Erik Hougen, James Huckenpahler, Sarah Hull, Nate Larson, Magnolia Laurie, Khanh H. Le, Andrea Limauro, Kim Llerena, Timothy Makepeace, Tsedaye Makonnen, Jon Malis, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Antonio McAfee, Nat Meade, Veronica Melendez, Linn Meyers, Maggie Michael, Greg Minah, Tyra Mitchell, Goitseone Bothale Moerane, Jonathan Monaghan, Ali Newhard, Lee Nowell-Wilson, Christos J. Palios, PLAKOOKEE, Rodrigo Pradel, Amber Robles-Gordon, Kate Sable, Nicole Marie Salimbene, Kim Sandara, Josh Sender, Joseph Shetler, Alexandra Silverthorne, Dafna Steinberg, Dan Steinhilber, Mark Stockton, Cindy Stockton Moore, Monica Stroik, Martin Swift, Rob Tarbell, Trish Tillman, Richard Tuttle, Julie Wills, Jordann Wine, Ellen Xu, and Helen Zughaib.
My faves in the show included Rodrigo Pradrel's realistic paintings of buildings with parts of them exploding? or disintegrating? On his website, "Apparition" is simply spectacular!
Arrival by Rodrigo Pradel - Oil on wood, 14 x 20 inches
The gorgeous drawings by Mark Thomas Stockton were also in the top of the food chain category - this Philadelphian can draw! 

His presentation is also gorgeous, although (since the drawings are not under glass) I would never show them without protection from flying art destroyers such as flies, red wine, etc. 

In a group show he would have won Best in Show from me. His superb portrait of 1960s Communist icon and Castro-apologist Angela Davis is simply breath-taking.


Angela Davis by Mark Stockton
My wife liked the intricate ink skull drawings by Alexis Duque and a quirky piece by Nat Meade, as well as the Latino-influenced works by Veronica Melendez, which reminded me a little ( a lot?) of the works of Ric Garcia.
"Last Meal" by Nate Meade
"Last Meal" by Nat Meade
We also liked the very unique work by Selin Balci - This artist (like Michele Banks) is a visual artist and biologist who creates artwork by using Petri dishes filled with mold, fungus, and other gross living things to create unique pieces of art.

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5 May 2019, 3:54 pm e292ac0fdd10505175e6beb7ad7368ec
<![CDATA[American Landscapes: Scenes from the Americas - Annapolis, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 13, 2019

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6d470cbaea167642eab49506c68c4e96
<![CDATA[Pekin Days Art Show - Pekin, ND]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Purchase awards, cash prizes. Deadline: Jun 5, 2019

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4bf69a966da2702e15c7049b8a01650c
<![CDATA[Call for Artists to Illuminate Taos Water Networks - Taos, NM]]> Found: deadline
Stipends up to $5,000. Deadline: Jun 2, 2019

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425d05cce73ac30f88227d052faa9746
<![CDATA[Museum of Exploration and Innovation 2020 Proposals - Santa Barbara, CA]]> Found: deadline
Budgets up to $10,000. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

]]>
cddf36bf952b41f3e094a938cfd95e4a
<![CDATA[Dusk to Dawn 2019 Photography Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 23, 2019

]]>
34d37f9414d0c3a4edd24b2156d7e564
<![CDATA[International Society of Experimental Artists 28th Annual Juried Exhibition - Lowell, MI]]> Found: deadline
Approximately $10,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

]]>
5a308bc0dd3e59bf2ead03555b46877b
<![CDATA[NewBo Art Fest - Cedar Rapids, IA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Free Booth Spaces and $900 in awards. Deadline: Jun 14, 2019

]]>
84350af44cc5b8363caa0b03300c115a
<![CDATA[34th Annual Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 28, 2019

]]>
aa224b5839232aa28d556923b9546a49
<![CDATA[Ink and Clay 44 - Pomona, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$6,500 in awards. Deadline: May 31, 2019

]]>
d1dc24f6bc33691b3e731a6c4530401a
<![CDATA[TRAHC's 31st Annual Juried Exhibition - Texarkana, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 9, 2019

]]>
71ff96f68173044630cf2301aa8770a9
<![CDATA[Residency in Portugal]]> Found: residency, entry, entr
ARTERRARESIDENCIAS | CALL FOR ARTISTS AND PROJECTS 2019

They accept application from artists who work in all disciplines and at any stages of their career. The residency program hosts multidisciplinary artists from all over the world since 2010. 

ARTErra is placed in a green beautiful village between mountains in central/north Portugal. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/1OXhNPg OR arterra.geral@gmail.com

]]>
21 May 2019, 11:53 am ede97d42b8b5a3df533d9613089540de
<![CDATA[Boot Camp for Artists Scheduled!]]> Found: deadline
The Artists’ Boot Camp

Saturday, November 2nd, 10am-4pm , in the John Addison Concert Hall of Harmony Hall
Harmony Hall Arts Center presents Mr. Lenny Campello’s seminar, “The Artists’ Boot Camp”, open to all Prince George’s County artists, 16 and up.  Mr. Campello is the Greater Washington D.C. area’s pre-eminent art dealer, critic, consultant and blogger as well as artist. He designed his seminar to deliver information, data and proven tactics to artists, and to allow them to develop and sustain a career in the fine arts. Some of the topics that he will cover are, creating a resume, creating a body of work, selling your art, juried shows and news releases, just to name a few. 
The seminar is free and lunch is included. Seating is limited so please call 301.446.3251 or email stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com to register and provide lunch preference.

Deadline is by 5pm, October 25th, but this seminar usually books very quickly, so I'd recommend that you RSVP as soon as possible!

Harmony Hall
10701 Livingston Road 
Fort Washington, MD 20744

]]>
16 May 2019, 3:30 am 0b2b0ff066ab71e2f2c8f97bc7f8144b
<![CDATA[Call for proposals]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
Deadline: July 1, 2019

The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery of Broward College is currently seeking proposals for the 2020-2021 exhibition season. 

Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals. 

Please submit the following materials to the email address below: 

1) Resume or CV (include artist website address if available). 
2) Detailed proposal of the exhibition.
 3) Artist statement.
 4) Artwork samples, using the following specifications: a) 15-20 digital images (JPEG) - 72 dpi, 1024 x 768 pixel maximum. 
b) Up to 5 minutes of time-based work with a description of no more than one page in digital format contextualizing the work. 
5) Image list (including title, medium, dimensions or duration, and date). 
6) Indicate if you are interested in being included in a group exhibition if you are not chosen for a solo exhibition. 

Please email the submission to Angel Clyman – Gallery Director: rosemaryduffylarsongallery@gmail.com

More information can be found at: http://www.browardvpa.com/call-for-proposals/  

]]>
11 May 2019, 4:30 am 8d5402edeeff59855cb3f13adf0c734a
<![CDATA[Finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards announced]]> Found: submit, awarded, awards, award, juror
BETHESDA PAINTING AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
 $10,000 to be Awarded to Best in Show

Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Nearly 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work to the 15th annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display at Gallery B from June 5-29, 2019.

The top prize winners will be announced and honored on Wednesday, June 5th at a private reception held at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E. The Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000.

The artists selected as finalists are:
  • Mary Anne Arntzen, Baltimore, MD
  • Taha Heydari, Baltimore, MD
  • Lillian Bayley Hoover, Baltimore, MD
  • Gina Gwen Palacios, Baltimore, MD
  • Erin Raedeke, Montgomery Village, MD
  • W.C. Richardson, University Park, MD
  • Nicole Santiago, Williamsburg, VA
  • McKinley Wallace III, Baltimore, MD
A public opening will be held on Friday, June 14th from 6-8pm. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12-6pm.

The competition’s jurors are Kyle Hackett, Professor of Studio Art, American University, and the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Winner; Sue Johnson, Professor of Art, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Susan Zurbrigg, Painting and Drawing Area Head, Professor of Art, James Madison University.

Based on what I've seen so far, and essentially based on this gorgeous painting, my fave so far is Nicole Santiago...



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda and established The Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation in 2007. She is the former Chair of the Maryland State Arts Council, Strathmore, Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards.

Previous Best in Show winners include:

Carolyn Case, Cockeysville, MD (2018); Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Washington, D.C. (2017); Tanja Softic, Richmond, VA (2016); Bill Schmidt, Baltimore, MD (2015); Kyle Hackett, Baltimore, MD (2014); Barry Nemett, Stevenson, MD (2013);  Ali Miller, Baltimore, MD (2012); Alison Hall, Roanoke, VA (2011); Nora Sturges, Baltimore, MD (2010); Camilo Sanin, Jessup, MD (2009) B.G. Muhn, North Potomac, MD (2008) Matthew Klos, Baltimore, MD (2007) Tony Shore, Baltimore, MD (2006); Joe Kabriel, Annapolis, MD (2005).

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8 May 2019, 7:13 pm 308e9baa3bd8a5653e862dbdaca64ac4
<![CDATA[Morris Graves Museum of Art Call for Proposals]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: December 31, 2019

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES: An Exhibition Selection Committee meets once a year to review the proposals that have been received and which adhere to the evaluation criteria and artist responsibilities outlined below.  The committee will review proposals for the 2020 and 2021 exhibition calendars. 

PROPOSAL EVALUATION:  The Exhibition Selection Committee will evaluate exhibition proposals from artists or groups of artists based on the following criteria: 
1. Diversity: The proposal is a reflection of current multicultural and diverse art and art-making strategies that exist today. 2. Professionalism:  The artist(s) are professionals whose resume reflects exhibitions and other professional activities on a regional, national or international level. 3. Innovation: The proposal makes innovative use of concepts, materials, themes and space. 4. Community Engagement: Special consideration will be given to proposals that promote community engagement through interactive or educational activities associated with the exhibition. 5. Contemporary and Historical Relevance: The proposal demonstrates an awareness of contemporary and historical art movements and challenges an audience’s perception of "What is art?". 

Please visit www.humboldtarts.org for more information on submitting exhibition proposals. 

Questions? Please contact Jemima Harr, jemima@humboldtarts.org  

]]>
7 May 2019, 7:16 pm 1a94d78f23aff8b39f8595528d4fd250
<![CDATA[WPA Gala Night Auction]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit
I attended the Washington Project for the Arts Gala Night Auction yesterday and was happy to run into several old buds, including megacollectors like Joannie Webber and Doctor Fred, as well as good  ole buds DC area artists Gerardo Camargo, Amber Robles-Gordon, M. Jane Johnson, Baltimorean Greg Minah, and others - and I finally got to meet Lori Anne Boocks!

There seem to be a lot of decent bids on many of the works (including both of my pieces - thank you whoever ended up with them).

The Rampant Lilith (Suddenly She Wasn't Afraid Any Longer)
This year’s art was selected by both open call and invitation. 400 artists submitted more than 1,600 works of art to the open call, and of these, about 20% were selected. The submissions were reviewed by a committee of art professionals who made recommendations to the WPA staff. The majority of artists participating were identified through this process. An additional dozen or so were invited by WPA’s staff.
Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Kristin Adair, Farnoosh Ahmadi Shirazi, Sondra N. Arkin, Eames Armstrong, Mary Anne Arntzen, Selin Balci, David Barr, Kyle J. Bauer, Mary Baum, Erick Antonio Benitez, Julia Bloom, Chris Bohner, Lori Anne Boocks, Michael A. Booker, Anthony J. Bowers, Nakeya Brown, Gerardo Camargo, Florencio Lennox Campello, David Carlson, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Larry Cook, Kyrae Dawaun Cowan, Markele Cullins, Frank Hallam Day, John Deardourff, Monique Muse Dodd, Alexis Duque, Alex Ebstein, Pam Eichner, Edgar Endress, Nico Fertakis, Amy Finkelstein, Lloyd Foster, Stephen Hendee, Jessica Hopkins, Timothy J. Horjus, Michael Horsley, Erik Hougen, James Huckenpahler, Sarah Hull, Nate Larson, Magnolia Laurie, Khanh H. Le, Andrea Limauro, Kim Llerena, Timothy Makepeace, Tsedaye Makonnen, Jon Malis, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Antonio McAfee, Nat Meade, Veronica Melendez, Linn Meyers, Maggie Michael, Greg Minah, Tyra Mitchell, Goitseone Bothale Moerane, Jonathan Monaghan, Ali Newhard, Lee Nowell-Wilson, Christos J. Palios, PLAKOOKEE, Rodrigo Pradel, Amber Robles-Gordon, Kate Sable, Nicole Marie Salimbene, Kim Sandara, Josh Sender, Joseph Shetler, Alexandra Silverthorne, Dafna Steinberg, Dan Steinhilber, Mark Stockton, Cindy Stockton Moore, Monica Stroik, Martin Swift, Rob Tarbell, Trish Tillman, Richard Tuttle, Julie Wills, Jordann Wine, Ellen Xu, and Helen Zughaib.
My faves in the show included Rodrigo Pradrel's realistic paintings of buildings with parts of them exploding? or disintegrating? On his website, "Apparition" is simply spectacular!
Arrival by Rodrigo Pradel - Oil on wood, 14 x 20 inches
The gorgeous drawings by Mark Thomas Stockton were also in the top of the food chain category - this Philadelphian can draw! 

His presentation is also gorgeous, although (since the drawings are not under glass) I would never show them without protection from flying art destroyers such as flies, red wine, etc. 

In a group show he would have won Best in Show from me. His superb portrait of 1960s Communist icon and Castro-apologist Angela Davis is simply breath-taking.


Angela Davis by Mark Stockton
My wife liked the intricate ink skull drawings by Alexis Duque and a quirky piece by Nat Meade, as well as the Latino-influenced works by Veronica Melendez, which reminded me a little ( a lot?) of the works of Ric Garcia.
"Last Meal" by Nate Meade
"Last Meal" by Nat Meade
We also liked the very unique work by Selin Balci - This artist (like Michele Banks) is a visual artist and biologist who creates artwork by using Petri dishes filled with mold, fungus, and other gross living things to create unique pieces of art.

]]>
5 May 2019, 3:54 pm e292ac0fdd10505175e6beb7ad7368ec
<![CDATA[American Landscapes: Scenes from the Americas - Annapolis, MD]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 13, 2019

]]>
6d470cbaea167642eab49506c68c4e96
<![CDATA[Pekin Days Art Show - Pekin, ND]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Purchase awards, cash prizes. Deadline: Jun 5, 2019

]]>
4bf69a966da2702e15c7049b8a01650c
<![CDATA[Call for Artists to Illuminate Taos Water Networks - Taos, NM]]> Found: deadline
Stipends up to $5,000. Deadline: Jun 2, 2019

]]>
425d05cce73ac30f88227d052faa9746
<![CDATA[Museum of Exploration and Innovation 2020 Proposals - Santa Barbara, CA]]> Found: deadline
Budgets up to $10,000. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

]]>
cddf36bf952b41f3e094a938cfd95e4a
<![CDATA[Dusk to Dawn 2019 Photography Exhibition - New York, NY]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$3,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 23, 2019

]]>
34d37f9414d0c3a4edd24b2156d7e564
<![CDATA[International Society of Experimental Artists 28th Annual Juried Exhibition - Lowell, MI]]> Found: deadline
Approximately $10,000 in prizes. Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

]]>
5a308bc0dd3e59bf2ead03555b46877b
<![CDATA[NewBo Art Fest - Cedar Rapids, IA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
Free Booth Spaces and $900 in awards. Deadline: Jun 14, 2019

]]>
84350af44cc5b8363caa0b03300c115a
<![CDATA[34th Annual Bosque Art Classic - Clifton, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$15,500 in awards. Deadline: May 28, 2019

]]>
aa224b5839232aa28d556923b9546a49
<![CDATA[Ink and Clay 44 - Pomona, CA]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$6,500 in awards. Deadline: May 31, 2019

]]>
d1dc24f6bc33691b3e731a6c4530401a
<![CDATA[TRAHC's 31st Annual Juried Exhibition - Texarkana, TX]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: Jun 9, 2019

]]>
71ff96f68173044630cf2301aa8770a9
<![CDATA[Residency in Portugal]]> Found: residency, entry, entr
ARTERRARESIDENCIAS | CALL FOR ARTISTS AND PROJECTS 2019

They accept application from artists who work in all disciplines and at any stages of their career. The residency program hosts multidisciplinary artists from all over the world since 2010. 

ARTErra is placed in a green beautiful village between mountains in central/north Portugal. 

No Entry Fee. 

Details: http://bitly.com/1OXhNPg OR arterra.geral@gmail.com

]]>
21 May 2019, 11:53 am ede97d42b8b5a3df533d9613089540de
<![CDATA[Boot Camp for Artists Scheduled!]]> Found: deadline
The Artists’ Boot Camp

Saturday, November 2nd, 10am-4pm , in the John Addison Concert Hall of Harmony Hall
Harmony Hall Arts Center presents Mr. Lenny Campello’s seminar, “The Artists’ Boot Camp”, open to all Prince George’s County artists, 16 and up.  Mr. Campello is the Greater Washington D.C. area’s pre-eminent art dealer, critic, consultant and blogger as well as artist. He designed his seminar to deliver information, data and proven tactics to artists, and to allow them to develop and sustain a career in the fine arts. Some of the topics that he will cover are, creating a resume, creating a body of work, selling your art, juried shows and news releases, just to name a few. 
The seminar is free and lunch is included. Seating is limited so please call 301.446.3251 or email stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com to register and provide lunch preference.

Deadline is by 5pm, October 25th, but this seminar usually books very quickly, so I'd recommend that you RSVP as soon as possible!

Harmony Hall
10701 Livingston Road 
Fort Washington, MD 20744

]]>
16 May 2019, 3:30 am 0b2b0ff066ab71e2f2c8f97bc7f8144b
<![CDATA[Call for proposals]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit
Deadline: July 1, 2019

The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery of Broward College is currently seeking proposals for the 2020-2021 exhibition season. 

Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals. 

Please submit the following materials to the email address below: 

1) Resume or CV (include artist website address if available). 
2) Detailed proposal of the exhibition.
 3) Artist statement.
 4) Artwork samples, using the following specifications: a) 15-20 digital images (JPEG) - 72 dpi, 1024 x 768 pixel maximum. 
b) Up to 5 minutes of time-based work with a description of no more than one page in digital format contextualizing the work. 
5) Image list (including title, medium, dimensions or duration, and date). 
6) Indicate if you are interested in being included in a group exhibition if you are not chosen for a solo exhibition. 

Please email the submission to Angel Clyman – Gallery Director: rosemaryduffylarsongallery@gmail.com

More information can be found at: http://www.browardvpa.com/call-for-proposals/  

]]>
11 May 2019, 4:30 am 8d5402edeeff59855cb3f13adf0c734a
<![CDATA[Finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards announced]]> Found: submit, awarded, awards, award, juror
BETHESDA PAINTING AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
 $10,000 to be Awarded to Best in Show

Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Nearly 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work to the 15th annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display at Gallery B from June 5-29, 2019.

The top prize winners will be announced and honored on Wednesday, June 5th at a private reception held at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E. The Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000.

The artists selected as finalists are:
  • Mary Anne Arntzen, Baltimore, MD
  • Taha Heydari, Baltimore, MD
  • Lillian Bayley Hoover, Baltimore, MD
  • Gina Gwen Palacios, Baltimore, MD
  • Erin Raedeke, Montgomery Village, MD
  • W.C. Richardson, University Park, MD
  • Nicole Santiago, Williamsburg, VA
  • McKinley Wallace III, Baltimore, MD
A public opening will be held on Friday, June 14th from 6-8pm. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12-6pm.

The competition’s jurors are Kyle Hackett, Professor of Studio Art, American University, and the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Winner; Sue Johnson, Professor of Art, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Susan Zurbrigg, Painting and Drawing Area Head, Professor of Art, James Madison University.

Based on what I've seen so far, and essentially based on this gorgeous painting, my fave so far is Nicole Santiago...



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda and established The Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation in 2007. She is the former Chair of the Maryland State Arts Council, Strathmore, Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards.

Previous Best in Show winners include:

Carolyn Case, Cockeysville, MD (2018); Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Washington, D.C. (2017); Tanja Softic, Richmond, VA (2016); Bill Schmidt, Baltimore, MD (2015); Kyle Hackett, Baltimore, MD (2014); Barry Nemett, Stevenson, MD (2013);  Ali Miller, Baltimore, MD (2012); Alison Hall, Roanoke, VA (2011); Nora Sturges, Baltimore, MD (2010); Camilo Sanin, Jessup, MD (2009) B.G. Muhn, North Potomac, MD (2008) Matthew Klos, Baltimore, MD (2007) Tony Shore, Baltimore, MD (2006); Joe Kabriel, Annapolis, MD (2005).

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<![CDATA[Morris Graves Museum of Art Call for Proposals]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: December 31, 2019

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES: An Exhibition Selection Committee meets once a year to review the proposals that have been received and which adhere to the evaluation criteria and artist responsibilities outlined below.  The committee will review proposals for the 2020 and 2021 exhibition calendars. 

PROPOSAL EVALUATION:  The Exhibition Selection Committee will evaluate exhibition proposals from artists or groups of artists based on the following criteria: 
1. Diversity: The proposal is a reflection of current multicultural and diverse art and art-making strategies that exist today. 2. Professionalism:  The artist(s) are professionals whose resume reflects exhibitions and other professional activities on a regional, national or international level. 3. Innovation: The proposal makes innovative use of concepts, materials, themes and space. 4. Community Engagement: Special consideration will be given to proposals that promote community engagement through interactive or educational activities associated with the exhibition. 5. Contemporary and Historical Relevance: The proposal demonstrates an awareness of contemporary and historical art movements and challenges an audience’s perception of "What is art?". 

Please visit www.humboldtarts.org for more information on submitting exhibition proposals. 

Questions? Please contact Jemima Harr, jemima@humboldtarts.org  

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<![CDATA[WPA Gala Night Auction]]> Found: submissions, submission, submit
I attended the Washington Project for the Arts Gala Night Auction yesterday and was happy to run into several old buds, including megacollectors like Joannie Webber and Doctor Fred, as well as good  ole buds DC area artists Gerardo Camargo, Amber Robles-Gordon, M. Jane Johnson, Baltimorean Greg Minah, and others - and I finally got to meet Lori Anne Boocks!

There seem to be a lot of decent bids on many of the works (including both of my pieces - thank you whoever ended up with them).

The Rampant Lilith (Suddenly She Wasn't Afraid Any Longer)
This year’s art was selected by both open call and invitation. 400 artists submitted more than 1,600 works of art to the open call, and of these, about 20% were selected. The submissions were reviewed by a committee of art professionals who made recommendations to the WPA staff. The majority of artists participating were identified through this process. An additional dozen or so were invited by WPA’s staff.
Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Kristin Adair, Farnoosh Ahmadi Shirazi, Sondra N. Arkin, Eames Armstrong, Mary Anne Arntzen, Selin Balci, David Barr, Kyle J. Bauer, Mary Baum, Erick Antonio Benitez, Julia Bloom, Chris Bohner, Lori Anne Boocks, Michael A. Booker, Anthony J. Bowers, Nakeya Brown, Gerardo Camargo, Florencio Lennox Campello, David Carlson, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Larry Cook, Kyrae Dawaun Cowan, Markele Cullins, Frank Hallam Day, John Deardourff, Monique Muse Dodd, Alexis Duque, Alex Ebstein, Pam Eichner, Edgar Endress, Nico Fertakis, Amy Finkelstein, Lloyd Foster, Stephen Hendee, Jessica Hopkins, Timothy J. Horjus, Michael Horsley, Erik Hougen, James Huckenpahler, Sarah Hull, Nate Larson, Magnolia Laurie, Khanh H. Le, Andrea Limauro, Kim Llerena, Timothy Makepeace, Tsedaye Makonnen, Jon Malis, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Antonio McAfee, Nat Meade, Veronica Melendez, Linn Meyers, Maggie Michael, Greg Minah, Tyra Mitchell, Goitseone Bothale Moerane, Jonathan Monaghan, Ali Newhard, Lee Nowell-Wilson, Christos J. Palios, PLAKOOKEE, Rodrigo Pradel, Amber Robles-Gordon, Kate Sable, Nicole Marie Salimbene, Kim Sandara, Josh Sender, Joseph Shetler, Alexandra Silverthorne, Dafna Steinberg, Dan Steinhilber, Mark Stockton, Cindy Stockton Moore, Monica Stroik, Martin Swift, Rob Tarbell, Trish Tillman, Richard Tuttle, Julie Wills, Jordann Wine, Ellen Xu, and Helen Zughaib.
My faves in the show included Rodrigo Pradrel's realistic paintings of buildings with parts of them exploding? or disintegrating? On his website, "Apparition" is simply spectacular!
Arrival by Rodrigo Pradel - Oil on wood, 14 x 20 inches
The gorgeous drawings by Mark Thomas Stockton were also in the top of the food chain category - this Philadelphian can draw! 

His presentation is also gorgeous, although (since the drawings are not under glass) I would never show them without protection from flying art destroyers such as flies, red wine, etc. 

In a group show he would have won Best in Show from me. His superb portrait of 1960s Communist icon and Castro-apologist Angela Davis is simply breath-taking.


Angela Davis by Mark Stockton
My wife liked the intricate ink skull drawings by Alexis Duque and a quirky piece by Nat Meade, as well as the Latino-influenced works by Veronica Melendez, which reminded me a little ( a lot?) of the works of Ric Garcia.
"Last Meal" by Nate Meade
"Last Meal" by Nat Meade
We also liked the very unique work by Selin Balci - This artist (like Michele Banks) is a visual artist and biologist who creates artwork by using Petri dishes filled with mold, fungus, and other gross living things to create unique pieces of art.

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