The Hera Gallery in Wakefield, Rhode Island has a call to artists on the topic of “Right to Vote”. The deadline for submission is August 1, 2020. UPDATE: The form now says August 8, 2020 so you have a few more days!!
Here are the details of the show.
Concept: Right to Vote examines artists’ perspectives on the continued importance of strengthening voting rights in our democracy. Hera Gallery seeks artwork addressing the multiplicity and diversity with which the democratic process in America is experienced.
Who decides who gets to vote? Why is the concept of one person one vote so important? Why does America have such low voter participation rates compared to other democratic nations? What does disenfranchisement and enfranchisement look like along racial, economic, gender, ethnic, religious, and environmental lines? What types of barriers exist to voting and how do these in turn affect disparate populations differently?
In conjunction with the national juried show Right To Vote, The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island will be presenting Radical Women, a collection of banners with a narrative timeline of historically significant women of Rhode Island and contemporary information about wages, women’s rights and advocacy and how these are affected by such factors as race and socioeconomic context.
For more details about this show, visit their website:
The Arlington Center for the Arts (ACA) has a show “Created Equal” with no fee and with a deadline of August 1, 2020.
From their show listing:
The ACA seeks artwork in all forms and mediums that address concepts of fundamental rights and freedoms in our society. This includes, but is not limited to women’s rights, civil rights, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, veteran’s rights, disability rights, freedom of speech, voter rights, criminal justice reform, and environmental protection.
This subject and dialogue are as important now as they have ever been and we welcome the opportunity to provide a platform of inclusion and equity to all artists. We are committed to presenting this exhibition opportunity as a way to amplify voices of those most marginalized by societal oppression, racism, and discrimination of any kind. We have also decided to waive all submission fees for this exhibit.
The Davis Art Gallery in Worcester is assembling an art show celebrating local art teachers of all backgrounds. The show is in the works as of July 2020, so keep an eye out for when they set the deadlines.
Their show information reads:
The Davis Art Gallery is celebrating the art of art educators. We are seeking artwork by art teachers, museum educators, and college art professors for our upcoming juried exhibition, Nights and Weekends: Art Teacher Artists. The work of active and retired art educators from public and private K–12 schools, higher education, and museums will be considered. Submitted artwork may be created in any variety of 2D and 3D media, including painting, ceramics, fiber, photography, sculpture, and mixed media.
If you know an art teacher, let them know about the show!
This show is all about Traditional Realism. It is held by Workshop 13, an organization based in Ware. The deadline to submit JPGs is August 29, 2020. Note that this is open to nearly all forms of art except for photography / video.
From their entry page:
WE WELCOME ARTWORK IN TRADITIONAL REALISM IN VARIOUS MEDIUMS IN THE FOLLOWING 7 CATEGORIES: OIL PAINTING WATERCOLOR PAINTING SCULPTURE DRAWING / GRAPHICS ACRYLIC (INCLUDES CASEIN & EGG TEMPERA) PASTEL MIXED MEDIA
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE ORIGINALLY CONCEIVED, ARTIST’S OWN REFERENCE, OWN DRAWING, OWN COMPOSITION AND MUST HAVE BEEN SELF-PAINTED WITHIN THE PAST 3 YEARS
PAINTINGS/COMPOSITIONS CREATED IN/FROM INSTRUCTIONAL SETTINGS, I.E. WORKSHOPS OR ART CLASSES ARE NOT CONSIDERED ORIGINAL ARTWORK.
For all the details about this show, visit their page:
This show comes to us from the ValleyCAST! organization. The deadline for submission is August 25th, 2020 and the theme is the Climate Crisis.
The climate crisis and its looming consequences are terrifying. Most people think they either have no control over what’s to come or that it’s too late to do anything about it; individually or collectively.
But the current Pandemic crisis has proven that each person is able to contribute to a safer and more equitable world for all of us. Since the lock-down, air pollution has plunged in most areas around the globe. In fact, The Himalayan Mountain Range is now visible for the first time in 30 years!
Not only does pollution lower our resistance to disease, but it’s also hard to ignore the correlation between wildlife trafficking and deforestation and the rise of new infectious diseases, as 75% are transferred by animals. They are then spread rapidly through modern air and water transportation, according to a recent quote United Nations Environment Program in this informative article by The Guardian.
Project Drawdown, which calls itself “the world’s leading resource for climate solutions,” has listed 100 ways to help solve the climate crisis and we’re calling on artists to show us the way!
Instead of art and images depicting doom and gloom, we are asking for art that helps us to see how we can implement these solutions ourselves for a better Blackstone Valley and collectively for a better and safer world.
Physical exhibition dates September 10 – November 6. Virtual exhibits remain online indefinitely on our ValleyCAST website, Facebook and Instagram pages, and our ValleyCAST YouTube Channel.
Email submission deadline is August 25. Artists selected for our physical gallery exhibit will be contacted to schedule an artwork drop-off before August 31, 2020. Prizes will be awarded.
For full details, and to submit your entries, visit the ValleyCAST page!
ValleyCAST has started up a new YouTube channel to promote ValleyCAST events and artwork. This video celebrates World Bee Day 2020 with artwork from a number of local artists. BVAA members Morgan Tartakoff, Lisa Shea, and Bob See are included in this video show.
Please watch the video and subscribe to the ValleyCAST channel!
It can be rough if you’re stuck inside your house without access to your normal routine. Artists around the world are providing live-streaming feeds from their home studios, letting us explore creativity and learn more about their styles!
These are just a few options – let us know if there are more we should add in!
The Spring Bull Gallery is a delightful gallery in Newport. Rhode Island. Many of our BVAA members have participated in shows there.
In February 2020 they have an open call to artists for their upcoming show “Favorite Views and Places”.
THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26 2020.
Exhibition: March 7 – April 18, 2020 Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7, 2020 5:00-7:00 pm
Here are the details for this show. Contact the Spring Bull Gallery with any questions!
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Favorite Views and Places
Show off your favorite places to play or to party,
to rest or to ramble, or to contemplate the beauty of nature …
EXHIBIT DATES: March 7 – April 18, 2020
OPENING RECEPTION: March 7, 2020 5:00-7:00 pm
GALLERY NIGHTS: March 13, 2020 and April 9, 2020 5:00-8:00 pm
JURY FOR ENTRY: Submission for “Favorite Views & Places” must be completed online via Smarter Entry Submission Start Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM (EST) Submission End Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 11:59:00 PM (EST) Acceptance Notification Date: February 28, 2020 Juror’s Awards will be announced at the Opening.
DROP OFF DATES FOR ACCEPTED WORKS*:
Saturday, February 29th, Sunday March 1st,
Wednesday March 4th and Thursday, March 5th
12:00 to 4:30 pm
PICK UP DATES: Sunday, April 19th – Wednesday April 22nd 12:00 – 4:30 pm
• Please Note above drop off and pick up dates – no exceptions without prior approval from Spring Bull Gallery. If you plan to ship the entry, please call the gallery for shipping instructions.
• Exhibitors may submit up to three original works in any medium
(excluding photography, laser prints, or computer generated)
• Size not to exceed 175” overall perimeter including frame.
• Artwork must be professionally presented, ready to hang with proper wiring, name of artist, and title of work marked on back. [no sawtooth hangers, clip-on, scratched or damaged frames accepted]
• Framed works on paper must be under glass or acrylic glazing
• White or off-white mats are highly recommended
• Works on stretcher bars must be properly stretched and wired for hanging
• Framing is optional for gallery wrapped or cradled panels
• All entries must be for sale and will remain on exhibit until the show closing date
1 Entry $25, $15 for each additional entry
Payment is made at the time of submission through Smarter Entry
Gallery sales commission is 35% for each work sold.
PLEASE NOTE: Artworks are not insured by SBG. Artists should maintain their own insurance while work is on SBG premises. Although we take the utmost care of all works submitted, SBG is not responsible for any damage incurred after drop off. All packing material must be taken away by the artist upon drop off. SBG retains the right to reproduce images of your work for publicity for the exhibition.
*Your entry in this exhibition constitutes agreement with the above terms.
To help promote attendance, SBG provides announcement cards at the time of drop-off for personal distribution to friends and fans.
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You might see one of your entries for this exhibit posted there.
We look forward to your participation and welcome your support of Spring Bull Gallery.