Call to Artists – Art Teachers Summer 2020

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!

Here’s the Davis page for more information:

https://www.davisartgallery.com/call-to-artists

Call to Artists – Traditional Realism Art Deadline Aug 29 2020

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:

Call to Artists – Climate Crisis Show Deadline Aug 25 2020

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!

https://www.openskycs.org/news-events/events/call-to-artists-solutions-to-the-climate-crisis/

Live Streaming Artist List – Watch and Learn!

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!

Tony DiTerlizza fantasy art and faeries – https://www.facebook.com/TonyDiterlizzi

Streamline Art – variety of traditional artists for portraits and still life – https://www.facebook.com/StreamlineArtVideo/

Laura O Cenedella – coastal scenes and still life – https://www.facebook.com/Laura-O-Cenedella-269143975260

Luke MacNeil – computer tools like Lightroom, Photoshop, and Procreate – https://www.facebook.com/luke.macnei1

Mo Willems – children’s book illustrator – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL14hRqd0PELGbKihHuTqx_pbvCLqGbOkF

Peter H. Reynolds – children’s book illustrator – https://www.facebook.com/PeterHamiltonReynolds

Jarrett J. Krosoczka – children’s book illustrator – https://www.youtube.com/studiojjk

Spring Bull Gallery Favorite Views and Places

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

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS*
• 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

FEES
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.
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram (#springbullgallery).
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.

Morini Gallery Call for Art “In The Zone”

This is not a BVAA show, but many of us have had art in the Morini Gallery in the past. It’s a great location and well worth submitting to. This is a juried-in show, meaning you submit JPGs to them to evaluate. If you’re chosen for the show, you then drive your artwork down to them.

In the Zone   Call for Artists

The Morini Gallery at MMAS is committed to supporting our local artists.

The Morini Gallery at Mass Music and Art Society (MMAS) is seeking submissions for its upcoming jury selected exhibition “In the Zone”. Artists are encouraged to submit works in all mediums 2D including photography. Images should not exceed 48” in any direction including frame.

In the words of Emily Hill, the journalist, being “in the zone” is delicious, immersive, and kinda trippy.  Time collapses. Sound falls away. Suddenly we look up, and it’s 4 a.m..  This tunnel-vision phenomenon is reported by athletes, creatives, and psychologists alike as a hyper-focused, sometimes spiritual, state of mind where anything is possible. It’s where we become our most productive, creative, and powerful selves.

Take a moment to recall that feeling and show us examples of when you truly felt you were…..

“In the Zone”.  

Artists may enter up to five (5) images.

Show dates: March 27th – June 21,  2020

Submission Deadline:  February 26, 2020

Notification of work(s) accepted:  March 9, 2020, Accepted artists will be listed on the gallery website. 

Drop off dates: March 23rd and 24th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Artists Reception: Saturday, March 28th,  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pick up dates: June 24th and 25th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

SUBMIT https://www.jotform.com/build/200203468047144

About the juror: 

Denise Driscoll 

Denise Driscoll is an abstract painter whose large-scale acrylic paintings involve extensive time “in the zone”. She has instigated, organized, or juried exhibits including “Material Meditation” at the New Art Center, “Multiplicity” at Fountain Street Gallery, “Iteration” at Gallery 263, and the “Storefront Art Project” for Lesley University. Her work has been shown throughout New England and her paintings are widely collected. Driscoll earned her MFA in Visual Art at Lesley Art + Design, where she currently teaches. She maintains a studio at Norwood Space Center, lives in Framingham, and is represented by Fountain Street Gallery.

Hopedale Day in the Park 2019 – Sept 14 2019

The 29th Annual Hopedale Day in the Park is on Saturday September 14th, 2019!

The Blackstone Valley Art Association regularly gets a booth at this festival in order to promote our artwork and membership. You’re welcome to bring cards, prints, and small art to sell.

In addition, the Hopedale Cultural Council sponsors a HUGE art show at this event, under a big white tent. Many of our members routinely win prizes. Here’s an image from 2017 when our member Libia Goncalves won first prize.

It is WELL worth entering this art festival. It’s a part of a one-day big festival on the Hopedale common with music, food, booths, and all sorts of things. The entry fee is $20.

There are four categories for prize getting:
* watercolors
* oils / acrylics
* photography
* mixed media (pretty much anything else)

Here’s some details for entering.

* ALL ART MUST BE FRAMED AND WIRED.

* ALL SIGNATURES MUST BE COVERED BY CARDSTOCK FOR JUDGING. They’ll remove the cards later on, but when you bring your artwork in the signature MUST be hidden. That way the judging can be reasonably anonymous.

* YOU MUST BE THERE BETWEEN 8-9AM FOR DROPOFF. Then they judge so you can’t be late. If you have a challenge with this, talk with us and we can coordinate with someone who is going in to bring your art in for you.

* THE ART FESTIVAL AND OUR BOOTH ARE TWO SEPARATE THINGS. The art festival is run by the Hopedale Cultural Council and we all enter that show. In addition to that, we also have a booth at the event which we put our own art up in, for free. Our booth is best for smaller quick-purchase items, matted prints, and notecards.

* YOU MUST SEND IN A PAPER FORM TO REGISTER. That has to be received by September 8th 2019. Don’t wait for the last minute on this one. Register early.

Here’s the two pages for the paper registration. Print these out, fill them in, and snail-mail them to their destination.

Ask with any questions! This is well worth entering.

You can also get more information at their Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/HopedaleCultural/

Author & Artist Showcase – Sun Aug 4

It’s the perfect afternoon out! The beautiful Enchanted Passage bookstore and gift shop in Sutton, Massachusetts is hosting a FREE festival celebrating local authors and artisans.

Come on out with the whole family, talk with authors, talk with artisans, and see what your talented neighbors have to offer!

Location:

Enchanted Passage
145 Armsby Road
Sutton, MA 01590

When:

Sunday, August 4th, 2019
1-4pm

BVAA members: Be sure to contact the folks at Enchanted Passage to reserve your FREE spot at the festival!

https://www.facebook.com/EnchantedPassageLLC/