Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Call For Entries! Another Soundry Art Show!

Call For Entries!
Submit for this amped up show at The Electric Maid!

Energetic art, live music and a celebration of both at Takoma Park’s “community living room”.

This is a juried art show. The Soundry is looking for artwork that was inspired in some way by music. Loud, energetic, powerful.  It better have a good vibe, man.

$25 Submission Fee IF accepted into the show and artists can submit up to 5 pieces.
Submissions due by March 22nd.

Sorry, no photography or sculpture this time, all other medium will be considered.

You will receive an email by March 24th with the jury results. If accepted into the show, we will also ask for a credit card number to process your submission fee.

We are looking for artwork that represents or is influenced by music in some significant way.

The show opens 3/31 at 7pm with amazing art. people and of course live, local music to keep you inspired long after the show is over.

(e)merge art fair now accepting online applications

(e)merge is coming back! OCTOBER 4-7, 2012, Washington, DC

The second edition of the (e)merge art fair will take place October 4 – 7, 2012, in Washington, DC, within blocks of the museums on the National Mall, at the modernist Morris Lapidus-designed Capitol Skyline hotel.

The 2011 inaugural edition of (e)merge featured 80 vetted exhibitors with works by artists from 21 countries. Over 5500 attendees visited the gallery and artist exhibitions, performances, panel discussions, curatorial museum walk-throughs, and private collection tours.

(e)merge is pleased to work with our cultural partners, including The National Gallery of Art, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Phillips Collection, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The National Museum of Women in the Arts, to develop special events and programs surrounding the time of the upcoming Fair.

> application deadline: April 27, 2012
> notifications sent via email in: June 2012

- Exhibitors may present 1-3 artists in each room
- Art being presented may include works in all media: installation, painting, photography, new media, performance, sculpture, works on paper, and video
- The artists presented should not have had any solo museum or Kunsthalle exhibitions

Artists whose proposals are accepted by the selection committee will be provided with exhibition space at the Fair free of charge.
To be eligible for artist exhibition space artist applicants must:
- Be currently without gallery representation
- May have had solo gallery shows, but may not have had solo museum or Kunsthalle exhibitions
- Whereas work in all media will be carefully considered, projects involving experimental works in non-traditional formats are especially encouraged . Such work may include installation, conceptual art, performance, new media, or the inventive use of materials to express challenging concepts.

- bio / CV including City and State/Province and Country of Residence and contact information
- a one page written description of the proposed project for (e)merge
- a preparatory drawing, diagram, photographic image or mock-up of the project proposed as you would envision it in a general exhibition setting.
- five (5) images of artist’s work.Images must be submitted as JPG or GIF only, max 1024 x 768 pixels at 72 DPI. Images can not exceed 1MB
- a non-refundable application fee of $55 must be submitted with the online application by Credit Card or PayPal account. No application will be processed without the required fee.  All applicants will receive a complimentary day pass to the fair

Additional information may be found on the EXHIBITOR SERVICES page: CLICK HERE

We look forward to welcoming the international art community again to DC.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@emergeartfair.com if you have any questions.

MOCA DC - CFA Erotica 2012

Erotica 2012 - now accepting entries at no fee -- great deal

Deadline Wednesday, February 29

David R. Quammen is accepting art for this seminal exhibit at no entry fee – that’s right – bring it in and have it seen by what he thinks will be a great night of frivolity and ???

Opening Reception Friday, March 2 from 6 pm to whenever ------ as usual
And as usual, there will be plenty to do during the reception: Look for live, nude statues around the place, some body painting – Tattoos & Piercings by Topp Dogg – and some painting with body parts – a new deal for us. Special event will include a section for body painting with fluorescent paint

Mark your calendar for an event you won’t want to miss!!!

Erotica 2012
Mar 2 to Mar 31


1054 31st St NW
Washington, DC

David R. Quammen
202.342.6230 gallery

Monday, February 27, 2012

CFA School 33 Art Center LOTTA ART

CLICK HERE to register now!

Deadline: March 24, 2012

School 33 Art Center invites artists to submit artwork for consideration for our annual fundraiser exhibition, LOTTA ART, presented by M&T Bank. This annual lottery-style event raises funds for the support and growth of School 33, the renowned Baltimore arts institution that has championed the arts for over 30 years through exhibitions, studio space, and arts education.

All artwork will be available for preview on School 33’s website www.school33.org and at Silo Point beginning April 13, 2012.

We will be holding an exhibition preview event at Silo Point (1200 Steuart Street, Baltimore, MD 21230) on Friday, April 13th from 6-9pm. Guests will have the opportunity to view the artwork and purchase tickets to the Lotta Art event. This event is FREE and open to the public.

To show our appreciation for your generous contribution of artwork:

A selection committee will nominate three artists as “Best in Show”.  Each of these three artists will be awarded a solo exhibition at School 33 Art Center during the 2012-13 exhibition season.

Additionally, ALL selected artists for LOTTA ART will receive:

• Two free guest tickets for the April 21 fundraiser
• The opportunity to purchase a discounted “art ticket" for $100 (that is up to a $75 savings!)
• One year-long membership to School 33
• Discounts on exhibition applications and art classes
• The opportunity to apply for Members’ Gallery solo exhibitions

APPLICATION GUIDELINES (please read carefully):

1.    Submitted artwork should be no larger than approximately 36”x36”. School 33 suggests that the value of artwork should be between $100-500.
2.    Each artist is required to submit one detail/example image of piece to be donated through our online application.
3.    Submissions must represent exact artwork available to donate for the Lotta Art Fundraiser.
4.    All work must be securely framed and/or ready to hang or present.
5.    Artists must make all necessary arrangements for the delivery and pick up of their artwork.
6.    Your donation may be tax-deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for your individual circumstances.
7.    All selected artworks should be dropped off at School 33 Art Center NO LATER THAN 5:30pm on March 31, 2012.
8.    “Best in Show” prizes for solo exhibitions at School 33 Art Center will be announced during the LOTTA ART event on April 21, 2012.

If you have donated to LOTTA ART in the past, we ask that you continue your support by doing so once again.  If you are donating for the first time, please know that your donation will support our mission and our exhibition space—a space that also supports you. For more information about LOTTA ART please contact Rene Trevino at rene.trevino@promotionandarts.com or at 443-263-4350.

School 33 Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for artists through exhibitions, art classes, workshops, a Studio Artist Program, and special events. School 33 Art Center is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and is supported in part by grants from the Mayor and the City Council of Baltimore, M&T Bank, Corrigan Sports / The Under Armour Baltimore Marathon, the Maryland State Arts Council, and through private contributions to School 33 Art Center.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

vertical horizon

For Spark 15 I was partnered up with two writers. The first I reported about earlier this week. With this piece I had a vivid image in mind after reading over the inspiration piece. I really like how your eyes are constantly readjusting looking at this image. I plan to have this and the previous piece posted on my website within the coming week. For now, this is an exclusive blog preview. Enjoy!

You can read the poem below that inspired this creation.

Artomatic in the News for Mardi Gras Parade

Artomatic is back coming to Crystal City in a very big way this May! Credit: Ourvinny

There's a little write up on the CCRPatch News site about the Mardi Gras parade I was in the other day. With several pictures from the event. And there in the last photo is the most handsomest man alive. LOL
Wilson Boulevard was packed Fat Tuesday night for the Clarendon-Courthouse community's annual Mardi Gras parade.
The parade consisted of 45 floats provided by area businesses, political and civic groups, and various entertainers. Beads flew through the air to a crowd full of everyone from children to the elderly to every age in between. Many wore masks or costumes and blinked or glowed in the dark.
The local business community was well represented, from mainstays like Whitlow's on Wilson to newcomers like Trader Joe's. The latter was handing out the store's reuable shopping bags, which caused adults to push past the children to get out front. And beg. 
The U.S. Park Police had horses, dogs had walkers and most everyone else had some sort of trinket to hand out. A few younger marchers had to stop occasionally and untangle themselves. 
Freddie's Beach Bar impressively assembled the cast of the "Wizard of Oz," who were accompianed by Miss Gay Arlington. Artomatic, a creative arts studio soon to reopen in Crystal City, had an interesting tower as a float that was laborously pulled along to add a unique bit of performance art. 
The annual Mardi Gras celebration was put on by the Clarendon Alliance.

Creative Divergents Summer 2012 Showcase

"Creative Divergents Summer 2011 Showcase" call for entries
Creative Divergents announces a call to artists for an online exhibition.
Awards: $1,000 (USD).

All forms of creative works are encouraged - any media, subjects, and styles are welcome.
Open to all ages, internationally.
Winning submission determined by creative vision, innovation, potential to engage an audience, presentation (i.e. quality of the images submitted), and overall impression.
Visit the website for more info and to view past award recipients.
$5 per submission (includes up to 3 images).

Deadline: June 15, 2012.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

AdMo Popup Shop - Artist Opportunity

Adams Morgan’s Pop Up Shop is a temporary retail art shop for April and May.

A spontaneous art and retail locale in Adams Morgan featuring some of the area’s top artisans.  The pop up shop welcomes spring time in conjunction with the National Cherry Blossom Festival.  Adams Morgan  Main Street brings together top talents under one roof to present diversity of artistic expression in unique one-of-kind original fine & whimsical art, photography, ‘green’ artisans, jewelry, sculpture, pottery, & accessories.

Find all price ranges in this 3 week exhibit and shop which also highlights local indie businesses and has interesting demos and workshops.  Enjoy a plethora of activities, workshops and entertainment for all ages.

Volunteers are also welcome to help man, sell and set up the shop!

Interested artists and volunteers should contact:

Janet Lugo-Tafur, Executive Director
Adams Morgan Main Street Group
1754 Columbia Road NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20010
Tel. 202.232.1960 Fax.202.232.1978

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Comforting Warmth

Recently I was partnered up with a local writer for Spark 15. Normally I don't get a chance to work with someone so close to me, they are usually several states away or in another country all together. As with the other Spark projects I worked on, this is my latest piece I created based on her short story. It was originally published in the Washington Post. (You can read it below, after the jump.)


June 2 - July 15, 2012

Artwork Entries Due: May 6, 2012 (Postmarked May 5)

Global Online Preview Begins: May 25 @10am
In Gallery Preview: May 30, 31 & June 1, 1-10pm
Opening Reception & Artwork Sale: Sat. June 2, 6-10pm
     $5 opening night admission
     7:30pm raffle for buyer position #1-20
     8:00pm all other buyers
Global Online Purchasing Begins: June 5 at 10am
Sold Out Artists' Names Revealed to Public: July 6
Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: July 15 - 17, 1-7pm
RPO Bravo Award: All entries are eligible. *New!

Rochester's international small art phenomenon returns with thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, college students, youths, and YOU. Each artwork must be 6x6 square inches (or mounted to a 6x6 board) and signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. All entries will be accepted, exhibited and will be for sale to the public for $20 each (in the gallery and online for global purchasing) to benefit RoCo. Artist names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through July 15th. Sold Out artists' names will be revealed next to their work on July 6. Anyone may enter up to 10 artworks of any medium and there is no fee to enter the exhibition.

Early celebrity artist entries have arrived from Garth Fagan, choreographer, founder and artistic director of Garth Fagan Dance; Ruby Lockhart, Executive Director of Garth Fagan Dance; Matt Haag, Rochester City Council Member; Russell Ferguson, Executive Chef; Robert Marx, nationally renowned artist; Steve Gadd, influential drummer; Raffe Martin, Storyteller; Elaine Spaull, Rochester City Councilmember: Malcolm Spaull, Artist & Educator; Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist; Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter; Andrea Barrett, novelist and short story writer; Tom Otterness, NYC-based sculptor; Lorenzo Fonda, LA-based film director; Danny Wegman, CEO of Wegmans; Eric Bellman, Artist; Jeff Tyzik, conductor, arranger, and trumpeter at the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; The Right Reverend Jack McKelvey; Janet Lomax, journalist/news anchor at WHEC-TV 10 NBC; and Anne Kress, President of the Monroe Community College. Join these celebrities & artists and send your artwork early!

15th annual Clarendon-Courthouse Mardi Gras parade

I will be at the 15th annual Clarendon-Courthouse Mardi Gras parade with Artomatic handing out beads and showcasing the great artwork in the DC area.

Festivities start at 8 PM; the parade route stretches along Wilson Boulevard from North Veitch Street to North Irving Street, and typically ends with a raucous gathering at a local bar.

We will be #23 in the lineup, right after Freddie's Beach Bar. So not quite at the very beginning but still early enough.

Come out and join us in the festivities!!

AAG Spring Arts Show & Reception


Saturday, March 10th
5pm - 8pm

Please join the Arlington Arts Gallery for the Spring Arts Show. Wine and food will be served

The gallery is in the same location as before, except now it is in the back of the shopping center with LOTS more parking! We have an expanded gallery area with many new artists.

5179-B Lee Highway
West Arlington, VA 22207

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

CFA Virtually Digital VI

"Virtually Digital VI" is a biennial exhibit curated by Professor Mike Cantwell at the CAT Gallery at Montgomery College in Rockville MD.

Open to all artists who create fine art that employs some for of digital method during the process. Including: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, collage, installation, sculpture, video, or multimedia.

Exhibit dates: March 5th - March 30th.

Work must be gallery ready and delivered by Feb. 29th 2012.

If you are interested send images of your work with titles and dimensions ASAP; no later than Feb. 18th.

Send reply and images for Virtually Digital VI to gtfod@aol.com (There is NO entry fee!)

You can also contact Mike at mike.cantwell@montgomerycollege.edu (great gallery space with excellent lighting and lots of traffic) If you prefer to send a CD or DVD with .jpg or .avi or .swf including a resume/artist statement to: Mike Cantwell c/o Montgomery College 51 Mannakee St. Rockville, MD 20850

The Communication Arts Technologies Gallery is located in Room 106 on the lower level of the Technical Center, Montgomery College, Rockville Campus.
51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 am - 6 pm,
Fridays, 10 am - 1 pm

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Artomatic is Coming Back!!

Dates: May 18 - June 24

Transwestern Presidential Tower
Entrance at 2511 S. Clark St.
Crystal City, VA

Schedule (TENTATIVE):
Wednesday: 5pm - 10pm
Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday: 12pm - 1am
Saturday: 12pm - 1am
Sunday: 12pm - 10pm

Artists come from all over the DC metropolitan area—and beyond—to participate in Artomatic’s vibrant month-long celebration of the arts.

Artomatic transforms a vacant building into a center for the arts. Artists and community members connect in neighborhoods throughout the DC metro area through this unique arts showcase.

Visual artists exhibit a wide variety of art: painting, photography, collage, assemblage, found art, ceramics, glass, fiber, mixed media, video, furniture, jewelry, sculpture, installation, and more!

Artomatic is not juried. That is, participation is based on a first-come basis and no one needs to see your art in advance. It’s open to all artists 18 and older.

If you wish show your art at the next Artomatic, make sure to sign up for Artomatic email. We will let you know when registration will open via our e-newsletter!

Here are a few ways to help support and be a part of Artomatic

February 21st:
Join Artomatic in Clarendon's Mardi Gras Parade!

Join Artomatic's official parade float as part of the annual Clarendon Mardi Gras parade on February 21st!

We're looking for Artomatic artists to help light the float to make it nighttime-ready, assist in the transport and re-assembly of it in Clarendon, and the fun part--to march as part of an Artomatic contingent in the parade.

Sign up to help out and walk with Artomatic!

Artomatic Poster Design

Submit your own poster design for Artomatic 2012!

We're collecting poster designs from Artomatic fans that show what you love about Artomatic! Poster designs may be featured by Artomatic on our website, in our social media, and in our online and event stores. (If sold, all sale proceeds will be used to directly support Artomatic's 2012 event.)

Poster designs must be submitted by March 31, by email to marketing@artomatic.org and/or uploaded to our Flickr group.

We can't wait to see your posters!

Monday, February 13, 2012

FEAST - Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics


FEAST at VisArts (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) hopes to develop a bridge between artists and the community. FEAST is a public dinner designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund new and emerging art makers. The first FEAST at VisArts will take place on March 24, 2012 in the Gibbs Street Gallery in Rockville, Maryland. Patrons will give a $30 donation for which they receive supper and a ballot. Diners spend the evening reviewing a series of project proposals and conversing with the artists behind each idea. Attendees cast a vote for their favorite proposal, and by the end of the night, the artist who garners the most votes is awarded a grant comprised of that evening’s door money.

FEAST at VisArts invites artists, thinkers, and organizations to submit proposals for funding for up to $1,000. Project proposals will address the theme of Sustainability

FEAST at VisArts is based on FEAST Brooklyn’s (www.feastinbklyn.org) model for sustaining artist projects directly through community participation. If you are not familiar with FEAST — please read FEAST Brooklyn’s about page. Another great resource: sundaysoup.org

EMAIL APPLICATIONS ONLY- E-mail your proposal to: smain@visartscenter.org

Deadline: Friday, March 9, 2012

Featured on DCartNews!

Wow! I just got into the office and was pleasantly surprised to see the legendary Lenny Campello wrote about me on his blog!

I've met Lenny numerous times at various functions, and this past weekend I was able to attend his seminar at The Brentwood Arts Exchange. Which I would highly recommend to any artist no matter what stage you are at. Thanks Lenny!!

Artists' Websites: Russ McIntosh

There are hardworking artists and then there's Russ McIntosh. If I told you that in the last year alone this talented digital artist has been included in over 20 exhibitions around the nation, you'd be as awed as I was when I discovered this fact.

Check out his amazing work here.

RAW: DC Presents "STIMULUS" - March 8th Showcase

I just found out over the weekend that I will be a featured artist at the upcoming RAW: DC Presents "Stimulus" show! I am very excited about this. Not only will I be showcasing in DC, but it also coincides with my birthday! (My birthday is actually the next day March 9th)

Please come out and support me, and celebrate my birthday!!

WHEN: Thursday, March 8, 2012 @ 8:00PM
WHERE: Cafe Asia | 1720 I Street NW | Washington, DC 20006
DETAILS: 21+ event. Fashionable attire. Tickets are $10 via presale. $15 at the door.

Follow the link to purchase your ticket, and make sure you select my name on the artist drop down list. This show sells out all the time, so please get your tickets early. I would love to see you all there!

WHAT TO EXPECT: RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.

RAW events feature a cash bar for cocktails while you enjoy the night. Dress code is cocktail attire, so dress the occasion and get ready for an artistic circus of creativity!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Catapult Magazine

Catapult is showcasing this untapped talent along side others that share the same passion, the artist we know, admire and love, that are willing to stand for the purpose and mission of Catapult…LOVE OF ART ABOVE ALL.
Catapult is about the mechanic that has a stack of drawings that are mind blowing that lay stacked up in the closet because after all they don’t pay the bills. WE SEE YOU.
Catapult is about the single mom that doodles on the napkin on her lunch break to gather herself in her thoughts. WE SEE YOU.
Catapult is the teenager that escapes to his bedroom to draw away all the stress of the day…of life. WE SEE YOU.
Catapult is the older lady that finally has time to lay the brush to the canvas after years of dedicating her life to her family. WE SEE YOU.

Let us all encourage, inspire and recognize each other in our shared love of imagination, creativity and talents, to every degree.

Ending dates need to be maintained due to the simple fact, that if the issue is to be published on time, we need all the time we can to work on it. Proofs will be sent out around the third week of the month. We need your approvals ASAP. If you do not approve your proof, you will not be published in that issue. You will be considered for the next.






RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists.

Our mission is to provide independent artists of all creative genres, with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. RAW educates emerging artists through seminars, workshops and insight to further the knowledge of their industry.

RAW connects them with one another so that they might grow together, while providing them with opportunities to give back to their own local youth communities through the arts.

We encourage the creative success of the many visionaries and storytellers of our generation.

RAW operates in 21 cities across the United States.

We do this through two main avenues:

RAW hand-picks and spotlights local artistic talent in film, fashion, music, visual art, hair & makeup artistry, and performance art. With artists from all genres in each showcase, RAW events come together to form an amazing one night circus of creativity.

What can you expect when attending RAW Showcase? We screen an independent film (usually a short, webisode or music video), a fashion show from an up-and-coming local designer, a musical performance, an art gallery featuring several independent visual artists, and performance art (comedy/dance/fire dancers, you name it...). You'll get a little taste of everything. Combine all this creativity with drinks, fun, and good company! To partake in the experience, RSVP ($10/ticket) to any of our 21 monthly, city showcases by clicking on the city tab via the homepage!

www.RAWartists.org is designed to showcase our RAW artists online. RAW hosts a plethora of online profiles -- exclusive to our hand-picked RAW artists. RAWartists.org is open to the public to view, however, the site profiles and perks are reserved for only selected RAW artists. RAW artists can connect with other RAW artists, post videos, music and promote upcoming projects, upcoming events and track their success.

The RAW season runs from February to October every year, hosting a multi-faceted arts event every month in 21 different cities nationwide. RAW currently hosts monthly showcases in: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Orange County, Santa Ana, Pomona, Riverside, Santa Monica, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Nashville, Austin, Phoenix, and Las Vegas.

RAW takes applications year round. We encourage and welcome any creative expression to apply as we hope to be a platform for the countless artists living and working in communities around us. If you would like to be considered for RAW, please submit your work by CLICKING HERE.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Slideluck Potshow Feb 24

I am honored to be one of the artists presenting a showcase of my artwork at this show. I will be showing over 40 various pieces of my artwork throughout my career.

Time: February 24, 2012 from 5pm to 9pm
Location: Area 405
Street: Station North Arts and Entertainment District
City/Town: Baltimore, MD

4x6 Exhibit Colorado

4x6/6x4 Exhibit

Several of my pieces from the Luminesence series will be on display as part of the 4x6 Exhibit at The Art Gallery of Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Being born in Colorado many, many, many years ago.
I feel honored to be a part of this show.

Exhibition Dates: February 20 to March 23
Reception: February 24 from 6 to 9pm

Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501

For questions about the exhibition, contact:
artgallery@coloradomesa.edu or (970) 248-1833

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Artwork "Galadali"

This is my newest creation. It is inspired by one of my favorite artists. If you look closely, you can see several elements that appear in that artist's work.

This piece measures roughly 30" wide x 20" tall. I can't wait to get it back from my printer!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

You've Got Mail!

No, not the movie! In the last few days I've received several emails from people encouraging me and my artwork. It is always nice to get feedback from people.
Arthur Pierson @ 6:39 AM

Had a chance to look though your website and work. I enjoyed it very much and your work is excellent.

Arthur W. Pierson
Pierson Photography
Hi Russ,

I looked at your website, and I would encourage you to consider sending ArtSpace Herndon a proposal to exhibit, either as a solo artist or as a small group. Your work is very compelling (IMO).

Take care,
Ed Hahn, Photographer
Hopkins, Stephanie wrote:
Congratulations to you. Keep it going. "Contemplation" is absolutely beautiful, with a capital B.
Zandra Chestnut wrote:

russ, congrats and I am looking forward to hearing more about your acolades in the coming year - bask in the glow!


Thanks to everyone for the encouraging emails! Now I have to get back to finishing up my latest work!!

Second Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit

Second Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit
The Berkeley Arts Council and The Arts Centre are again joining forces to bring a juried art exhibit to The Arts Centre gallery in Martinsburg, WV, April 20 - May 20, 2012.

The exhibit, which will be produced by the Berkeley Arts Council, will have the theme "Art and Earth: My Art - My World." Entries should reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme.

Artists in all media are invited to submit works that express their feelings about nature and the environment.

The Juror for the exhibit will be Laura Amussen, Director of Exhibitions and Art Collection Coordinator at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland.

Deadline: February 20, 2012.
$25 entry fee for up to two entries.

Questions? Contact Rip Smith at berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-596-0873.

ArtSpace Herndon Fine Art Photography Competition 2012

ArtSpace Herndon invites photographers from DC, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia to participate in the 2012 ArtSpace Herndon Fine Art Photography Competition.

The competition is open to fine art photographers aged 18 or older working in any medium (digital or analog, color or monochrome), and using any printing technique - we care about well-done art more than the specific medium, technique or format. Fine Art Photography of any subject is welcome; there is no required theme for entries.

Entry Deadline: 24 March 2012, 5pm

Finalists for the Competition will make up the May 2012 Exhibition at ArtSpace Herndon in the main Nelson J. and Katherine Friant Post Gallery. Finalists will be notified on 31 March 2012 via email.

The show will run from 1 May to 30 May 2012, with an opening reception on Saturday, 12 May, from 7-9pm. Prizes will be awarded at the reception.

2012 Awards:
1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $100

Juror: Mary Louise Ravese
Mary Louise Ravese is founder and owner of Bella Vista Photography in Waterford, VA. She specializes in fine art nature and travel photography from locations across the world. Mary Louise’s fine art photography is in private, university and corporate collections in over 30 states and is exhibited nationally through art shows, galleries and shops. Her images have been used in calendars, magazines, books and websites including various projects with National Geographic maps. Mary Louise studied photography through the University of California, Berkeley and Santa Cruz extension programs, the Washington School of Photography, and through study with such noted photographers as Barbara Brundege, Mark Citret, and Harold “Doc” Edgerton. She is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association, the American Society of Picture Professionals, the Equine Photographer’s Network and the Loudoun Arts Council.

A full prospectus and link to online registration can be found HERE

ArtSpace Herndon
750 Center Street
Herndon, VA 20170

FCCA for April & May Shows

Regional Juried Exhibition
Call for April 2012—All Media

This exhibition is open to all artists. Please, no work previously juried and accepted in the FCCA Frederick Gallery.

All work submitted must be original and completed within the past two years. All media eligible. All 2D work must be ready to hang. No saw tooth hangers.

All entries must be received by March 16, 2012. All work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit..

Entry Guidelines
Artists must hand deliver actual works. Place submission form(s) and entry fee in an envelope and attach to back of artwork. All work MUST be labelled on back with title of exhibit, title of artwork, and artist’s name. Sign in all handdelivered entries at docent desk.

A non-refundable entry fee must accompany the submissions. Please note our fee schedule. $25.00 for first work, $5.00 for each additional work entered. (FCCA members: $15.00 first work, $5.00 for each additional.)
Make checks payable to: Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts (FCCA).

May 2012—All Media

This exhibition is open to all artists. Please, no work previously juried and accepted in the FCCA Frederick Gallery.

All work submitted must be original and completed within the past two years. All media eligible. All 2D work must be ready to hang. No saw tooth hangers.

All entries must be received by March 23, 2012. Please allow for any holiday mail delays. All work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit.

Entry Guidelines
CD images should be no larger than 1600 pixels in the longest dimension.

A non-refundable entry fee must accompany the submissions. Please note our fee schedule. $25.00 for first work, $5.00 for each additional work entered. (FCCA members: $15.00 first work, $5.00 for each additional.)
Make checks payable to: Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts (FCCA).

Falls Church Arts CFA “ISMs” Juried All-Media Show

Falls Church Arts invites all artists to submit work in any "ism." Can you see references in your work to Georges Braque’s cubism, Georges Rouault’s fauvist paintings, Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s impressionism, or to any other "ism" of any period? Here is your opportunity to declare the links between the artists who have been classified into particular styles or "isms" and their influence on your work.

Details are in the entry form.

Show Dates: March 3-25, 2012
Reception: Thursday, March 15, 7:00–10:00 pm
Location: ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church, VA

Important Dates for Artists
  • Wednesday, February 22, 5pm: Deadline for receipt of entry fee, form, and digital images of work
  • (Artists will be notified by email no later than February 26 if work is not juried into show.)
  • Thursday, March 1, 10:00 am-noon and 7:00-8:00 pm: Art dropoff for works juried into show (No work accepted outside these hours.)
  • Thursday, March 15, 7:00-10:00 pm: Reception
  • Sunday, March 25, 4:30-6:30pm and Monday, March 26, 10:00am-Noon: Pickup of unsold works

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts Call for Proposals

The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts in New Castle, PA is currently seeking artists to fill its 2012-2013 Solo Exhibition Schedule. Artists living in the Mid Atlantic region (PA, OH, NY, NJ, MD, VA, WV, DE and DC) are invited to apply.

Please submit a proposal that includes:
Contact information
Exhibition statement
10-20 images on CD (images to be jpeg at 500k max, PC format only - all other submissions will be discarded)
Image list (including title, media, and dimensions)
Resume or CV
SASE for return of materials
$30 review fee

To: Patricia McLatchy
Solo Exhibition Proposals 2012-13
The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts
124 East Leasure Avenue
New Castle, PA 16101

fax -657-8786

Please note: Due to the historic nature of the museum, exhibition spaces may not be altered, therefore video and installation is not encouraged.

DEADLINE April 1, 2012

Strathmore Open Call for Art Exhibition Proposals

Strathmore is accepting art exhibition proposals on an ongoing basis. Both group and individual proposals may be submitted to Strathmore with this application, and all media are eligible. All completed applications are reviewed by the Strathmore Fine Art Department and curatorial staff. Decisions are made in accordance with Strathmore’s Mission and Guiding Principles.

Innovative solo or established group shows.
$25/10 (CD), list, proposal narrative, résumé(s), appl.

Holly J. M. Haliniewski
Visual Art Exhibition Proposals
Strathmore Hall Fdn
10701 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda MD 20852-3224

The International Photography Annual

A Competitive Annual Publication of Works of Contemporary Photography and Lens-based Art and/or Writing about Photography

The INPHA 1 book will be released to the public In conjunction with FotoFocus*, a city-wide month-long 50+ venue celebration of the photographic arts in Cincinnati, Ohio (and surrounding region) in October 2012. The goal of Manifest's Annual International Publication of Contemporary Photography and Lens-based Art is to support the recognition, documentation, and publication of excellent, current, and relevant photographic art on an ongoing annual basis. INPHA will become the third in a suite of annual Manifest books charting contemporary art around the world. It joins the International Painting Annual and award winning International Drawing Annual as a significant new product of Manifest Press. This project represents a further expression of Manifest's unique process for assembling diverse and compelling multi-national projects, as well as its commitment to a wide variety of methods for visual creative expression. Upon its release INPHA 1 will be the tenth such major volume in the Manifest Press library. It will be formatted to complement the INDA and INPA series, and is expected to weigh in at approximately 200 pages full color.

The International Photography Annual is open to any artist submitting original works of art created within the timeframe of 2009 - 2012. Professionals and students in ALL disciplines are encouraged to submit. Manifest is eager to receive works in a wide range of applications with the qualification being that artwork submitted is representative of high quality "photography or lens-based art."

Note that artists who previously exhibited at Manifest or had work included in our publication projects ARE eligible to submit. Our juries are always conducted blind, and we do not disqualify folks who have success in past juries.

Media (artwork)
Open to any media applicable to the practice of photography or lens-based work, including but by no means limited to traditional, digital/new media, photography, printmaking, mixed media, collage, etc. All are possibly valid.

Entry Fee
Each work submitted (visual or written) must be accompanied by a $10 non-refundable entry fee. Number of entries is unlimited. Entry fee must be paid by U.S. check or money order made payable to MANIFEST, or by credit card via PayPal. Detail images may be included at no additional cost but should only be provided when necessary to reveal accurate understanding of the artwork. Beyond this nominal fee, the requirements spelled out here, and providing print-quality digital images of selected works, there are NO hidden costs or obligations associated with participation, and NO obligation to purchase additional copies of the printed publication.

April 1 Deadline for entry
May 19 Notifications sent by e-mail (on or around this date)**
October 2012 Publication available and awards announced

Monday, February 6, 2012

Tunnel Vision - CFA

Opportunity for Artists

Deadline: Friday, March 9, 2012

The Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District has announced “Tunnel Vision,” a public art exhibition to be hung in the Metro Tunnel that runs under Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Bethesda.

“Tunnel Vision” will showcase the work of 12 selected artists inside the Metro Tunnel. Interested artists are invited to submit up to 5 images of their work for review. Each artist will be paid $500 for the license to use their image. If selected, artists will need to provide a high resolution file for the image of their artwork to be printed on a poly metal material, size 4' high x 8' wide. Artists are encouraged to submit artwork that can easily be sized to 4’ x 8’.

Artists must be residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. to be eligible for consideration. There is a category for young artists, age 14-17, to apply. The deadline for submitting images for review is Friday, March 9, 2012. Interested artists should visit this website for more information and the application for consideration.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Art Marketing & Business Podcast

I just listened to a really informative podcast from Jason Horejs, owner of Xanadu Gallery, and Barney Davey, blogger (www.ArtPrintIssues.com) and author of How to Profit from the Art Print Market.

You can listen to the audio on your computer, or download to listen on the go. The file is a bit on the large size (the podcast ran an hour) so give it a minute or two to download.

Discussion ranged from social media, to print marketing, and they took some of questions on pricing, gallery relations and more.