Monday, September 24, 2012


Alyson B. Stanfield has compiled a great list for artists.

1. Date everything.
When you file something you have acted on, make a note on what you have done and don’t forget to date it. Ditto for dating your art. Memories fail so easily, and you want to be able to back up any claims with evidence.

2. Plan your day. 
Planning your day makes life go much more smoothly. Take the time either first thing in the morning or, as I prefer, the night before, to plan your day. Go over your entire schedule and visualize how smoothly it will all run. Write down the 3-5 things you must do between your errands and appointments.

3. Keep a journal. 
Capture your fleeting thoughts before they’re lost forever. Always carry a small notebook or recorder with you to record your brilliant moments. Journaling regularly about art, especially YOUR art, is one of the best exercises to prepare you for marketing. You need words to help you sell your art.
The Relatively Pain-Free Artist Statement helps you journal about your art. Read about it:

4. Stop apologizing for the little stuff. 
Constantly apologizing for little things calls attention to your mistakes and weaknesses. Think about your last few apologies. Were they necessary? Could you have recognized a mistake differently and played up your strength? Save your meaningful apologies for when you really need them—and you will.

5. Comment on at least five blogs each week. 
You’ll be amazed at the friends you can make by commenting on blogs. Not just with the owner of the blog, but with that blog’s visitors. Remember that you want to leave your virtual footprint all over the Internet. Leaving your links in those places makes you hot, hot, hot! (Don’t forget to comment on your own blog, too).

6. Back up your computer files. 
There’s nothing sexy about this action, but you’ll kick yourself if you neglect it. Add regular backup reminders to your calendar.

7. Update your mailing list. 
Whom did you meet in the last few weeks that you have failed to add to your mailing list? Take time to do that now. If you don’t have time to put them in your database, at least make a list and place the names in your Mailing List file folder to be added later. Never forget that your mailing list is your #1 asset for promoting your art.
I emphasize creating and building mailing lists in my Cultivate Collectors class:

8. Give thanks. 
Being grateful for what you have is a sign to the universe that you can accept more into your life.

9. Make art.
Artists make art. They dream about art. They read and talk about art. For the professional artist, Art=Life. This is what you’re competing against. Set aside non-negotiable studio time. If you don’t take yourself seriously, no one else will.

10. Stay on top of your finances.
Ignoring your financial health doesn’t make it any better. Stay up to date with your bookkeeping and take responsibility for your future well-being.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Lots of CFA's I'ved saved in my email...

Normally I like to make nice little posts for each CFA I find, but I've been busy. So here is the weekly CFA's I've received emails for. Sorry if it looks messy, but I'm not formatting them, just X and V ing them.

Read them below.



Pro / am physique productions and W O L V E R I N E



Adult artistic physique art show


This event is a networking and non-juried showcase for artists, body painters and photographers who wish to display and sell their fine nude, risqué, macabre, surreal, fantasy and physique - based art work and photography. This is a judgment-free zone and an opportunity to show and appreciate the human art form.

For cost, synopsis, and further information, please download the documentation found at:

Or contact the Promoters

Pro / Am Physique Productions
Phone: 410-241-5841


Raymond W O L V E R I N E Weal
Phone: 301-275-8264

Kat "Wild Kat" Tan of The Wild Kat Show
Cher Weal - The GENESIS MUSE of W O L V E R I N E

D.J. Loud Tone

Celebrity Makeup Artist - Nichelle Lewis of Flirt Alley

Clearmotion Studios

Naimah - The VENGEANCE MUSE of W O L V E R I N E





Dual Vistas

Dual Vistas

This piece was inspired by a poem from Robert Haydon Jones for the Spark website I collaborate on several times through the year. I struggled a little with this piece as I try not to do pieces that are religious, political, etc. Though the poem is not political necessarily, it still has a strong Americana stance to it. I'm not unpatriotic mind you, but the event that was the basis for this poem, has a different meaning for me than most people.

Read below to see the poem that inspired this piece.

2012 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series - Washington DC


Your artwork, Galadali, has been selected to show at the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series competition in Washington DC!

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series in partnership with Russell and Danny Simmons’ RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation Washington DC regional event will be held at:

International Visions – The Gallery
2629 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
October 13th, 2012
6pm – 9pm

Your work has been selected by a jury panel including:
Barbara Koenen- a Chicago-based artist & art administrator, Koenen has worked for many years for the City of Chicago, strengthening its individual artists through programs like the Chicago Artistt Resource, and the Creative Chicago Expo
Charles Bethea- Chief Curator of the DuSable Museum, curated the award-winning permanent installation Banks, Boutiques, and the Deuce: The Legacy of Jackson Ward, and Brown v. Board of Education: 50 Years of Integration.
Daniel T. Parker- professor of African Art at Chicago State University, co-founder of Conservators of African Art Incorporated (CAAI), recipient of the African American Art Alliance of Chicago for Outstanding Achievement.

October 13 - November 3: Artisan Series
Opening October 13
Time: From 6pm - 9pm

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Low Moments - Call for Art

Opportunities for Artists

Submit your most embarrassing artwork and art-moments to our upcoming exhibition, Low Moments!

Presented by PPW and Outer Space @ Pleasant Plains Workshop
Deadline for Submissions:  October 10, 2012
Notification: October 15, 2012
Delivery of Work:  October 18 -20
Exhibition dates:  October  25– November  18, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 25, 2012 6:00-8:00pm

Everyone has an embarrassing art tale (or two)… Like an incredibly hideous piece that you once thought  was your Magnus Opus. Or that time you applied to some residency only to reread your application later and see how it was full of typos and grammatical errors.  

Did you ever embarrass yourself while talking to an art dealer or collector? Or damage an artwork at a gallery opening?

We’re looking to showcase a series of disasters in an effort to provide ‘group therapy’ for all artists in the Metropolitan Area. What better way to move on from painful moments than to share them with others and have a laugh? This exhibition is meant to be light-hearted and fun.

We invite you to submit any of the following for possible inclusion in our show:

  • A bad piece of art. Something you hope doesn’t come back to haunt you if you ever become ‘famous’ yet still haven’t thrown away for some reason..
  • School work – enough said. We all know the work we made in art school (especially in the first years) is unrefined, molded by our teachers, and can be super hilarious in retrospect!
  • Rejection  Notices- Don’t you love those carefully crafted love letters? Submit any especially funny, overly soothing, or downright mean ones
  • Embarrassing artist statements (you know you have them! Just look at the bio on your web site!..You know, the one that says you’ve been an artist ever since you were a child scibbling with crayons?)
  • Fails- in general  a piece that could have been awesome but failed technologically, structurally, conceptually…
  • Break-up art
  • Bad Self Portraits
  • Stories! any stories you want to tell can be submitted via email and included in a binder as part of the exhibition. There will also be an opportunity to tell your story at one of our group therapy events throughout the course of the exhibition (dates/locations TBA)

Submit jpegs or documents (for stories, rejection letters and artist statements) and a brief explanation of the work(s)   via email to: by midnight on Monday, October 10, 2012

Contact us at the same address with any questions!

WPA Artist Directory 2013-2014

FINAL DEADLINE: October 12, 2012, 5:00pm

Published bi-annually, this four-color, 8½ x 5½ inch directory is the definitive listing of established and emerging contemporary artists throughout the Washington region. It is widely used by galleries, curators, art consultants, and art patrons. Copies are distributed to selected art critics and other members of the press, and to museums both within and outside of the region. The 2013 - 2014 Artist Directory will be published in the spring of 2013, and will be available for sale on the WPA website and at select area retail locations at the price of $9.95.

Each participating artist will be featured on a full page (8½ x ½ inches). The page will include the artist's name, a color digital image of their work, their studio address and phone number, email address, web address, categories to describe their work and studio practice, and their gallery affiliation.

All current WPA members are eligible for publication in the Artist Directory. There is an additional participation fee that includes a copy of the Artist Directory. The registration fee is $75. The final registration deadline is October 12, 2012. No submissions will be accepted after this date. 

Registration for the 2013 - 2014 Artist Directory will be handled exclusively through WPA's website.

Each participating artist can upload one image to be featured on their page. Images must be submitted as .eps or .tif files in CMYK format. They must be 300dpi and as close as possible to, but no smaller than 6 inches on the longest side. If you have any questions regarding the 2013 - 2014 Artist Directory or any issues with registration, please contact Christopher Cunetto, Membership Manager, at or 202-234-7103 x 2.

Opportunity for Portrait Artists

Opportunity for Portrait Artists
Deadline: Monday, October 8, 2012 at 5pm

All portrait artists 18 years or older residing in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Delaware are invited to enter ArtSpace Herndon's 4th Annual Expressions Portrait Competition to compete for cash prizes.  

Up to 25 finalists will be selected from the entries to exhibit in the Post Gallery at ArtSpace Herndon in November.  The prize winners will be announced at the exhibit reception.

This year's judge is Kurt Schwarz.  Kurt Schwarz is a portrait and still life painter whose reputation for exceptional use of color has earned accolades. He earned an MFA from George Washington University and teaches at the Loudoun Academy of the Arts and The Art League in Alexandria.    

Please review the complete prospectus for all the rules, dates, and other information.
Click here for the full prospectus and to enter online!

Epicure Cafe - Call For Artists

Attention ARTISTS --

We're switching out the art on our walls and are looking for paintings, drawings, and collage pieces. Preferably they would be creative and colorful portraits, but we are open to seeing your work. If you or anyone you know is interested in exhibiting their work in a commission-free show, please email with examples of your work (jpg or website link will work).

About us:
We are a local community cafe, gallery, and music venue in Fairfax. We feature local art and live music as well as showcases, open mics, comedy, poetry, and story-telling. We are open til 2am every night of the week, usually with something unique and enjoyable to offer... aside from tasty food, beer+wine, coffee, etc.

We are now accepting submissions of painting, drawing, and collage for our next exhibit. The opening party is in mid-late June, but we are looking to hang work starting next Sunday. Please reply with examples of your work and a bit about you!

This show is commission free. We don't take a percentage of your work sold. You can hang your work yourself or we will charge $30 to hang it for you.

Look forward to hearing from you! Cheers!

Submit to Morpheme Magazine

Calling artists, photographers, poets, performers, taggers, writers, etc! Morpheme Magazine is looking for work for its third issue!

Morpheme magazine is a homegrown publication based in Washington D.C. Anything from poetry, photography, painting, prose, or whatever you consider art is welcome!

Please check out previous issues at and see if you would like to take part! Then submit to

We are also looking for anyone who wants to be involved with this project in other ways, PR, designing, finances, etc. If you are interested, feel free to write!

Looking forward to seeing your work!

It’s hard to nail down in a few words just what we’re looking for—traditional or experimental, loud or quiet, we like anything that’s good. All work should come via e-mail. Visual artists, send 5-10 images for consideration; poets, send 3-5 poems. Prose writers should send one story or essay at a time. Shorter prose pieces may have better odds with us, though we’d be hard-pressed to turn away anything that we just love. Send your work to:

and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Galaxify Your Name!

This is a fun thing I found over on Gizmodo. With my artwork, I use lots of celestial images, and now I can write my name using galaxies and nebulas!

How to Write Your Own Message in the Night Sky
by Jamie Condliffe

Believe it or not, the picture you're looking at isn't a miraculous string of stars that just happen to spell out the name of this humble blog. In fact, it's an image generated from a huge database of galaxies analyzed by citizen science project Galaxy Zoo.

Launched in 2007, Galaxy Zoo has over 250,000 users who help classify galaxies. As a result, the project has a rich database of galaxy images, all nicely tagged with features. Now, one of the members of the Zoo team, Steven Bamford of the University of Nottingham, UK, has used the image database to generate a galactic font.

Fortunately, anybody can use the tool. Type in your text, and the software matches letters to galaxies before spitting out your message as an image file. What are you waiting for? [Galaxy Zoo via New Scientist]

Outsider Art , Inside the Beltway - Call For Art

Art Enables is pleased to announce it's 7th annual Outsider Art Inside the Beltway (OAIB) 2012

Outsider Art Inside the Beltway October 13, 2012
Works by independent artists and artists working under cooperating organizations

Art Enables welcomes artwork for OAIB 2012 from
1.     Individual/independent artists working on their own in the community
2.     Artists sponsored by/working with organizations
Special note to independent/individual artists: If you would like to submit art to the show but are unsure about being able to make all the arrangements on your own, please ask someone to contact Art Enables for you (202.554.9455 or email)
3.  Dedicated groups/organizations working with people who may have mental or developmental disabilities, the homeless, the underserved, etc. (There is a fee of $50 for groups. There is no fee for individuals)

All artwork submitted for jurying must be labeled with
Name and address/contact information of organization submitting work (where applicable)
Name and address of artist
Name and address of artist’s spokesperson (where applicable)
Title of work

Please limit number of submissions to a maximum of five (5) pieces per artist.

Artwork for the show must be framed or otherwise ready for exhibit when it is submitted to the jury. Three-dimensional works should be packaged in sufficient manner to assure their safe transport.

Artwork must be delivered to Art Enables for jurying by September 12, 2012.
There will be a reception for all artists and groups October 13, 2012 from 1pm-4pm. The show will remain up for two week (until October 26, 2012)
Artists may submit their work to the show by mail (USPS) or parcel post (Fedex or UPS). It is advised that the work be sent well in advance to arrive before the September 12 deadline.  Again, all work should be framed and ready to hang when it is submitted.

Work may be submitted electronically either by emailed jpegs or links to photos on a website for jurying.

Art Enables will do its best to take good care of the work but cannot be held liable for damage to artwork in its possession.

Art Enables will take a 15% commission on all sales. The balance will be paid to individual artists by check made out to the artist. The balance for works submitted by organizations will be paid by check made out to the organization unless other arrangements have been made. All checks will be mailed within ten days of the close of the exhibit.

Unsold artwork must be picked up from Art Enables by November 9, 2012 unless other arrangements are made in advance. Any work which is not claimed by that date will be dealt with at the discretion of Art Enables.

For more information or if you have questions, please email Beth Baldwin at

Friday, September 7, 2012

New Art - Belleza Dentro

Belleza Dentro

I just wrapped up the finishing touches on this piece. I've been working on it for over a month, and like most of my works came from an idea I had in a dream. 

The scene I saw was very similar to what you see here, and when I was talking about this beautiful water scene inside of a cave, my girlfriend informed me that it sounded like a cenote (which are predominant in Mexico). 

I wanted this to serve as a compliment to my large Natural Beauty piece I did almost a year ago. The title of this piece also is complimentary to it. Since cenote's are found in Mexico, I opted for a Spanish title, Belleza Dentro translated into English is Beauty Within

I enjoyed hiding an assortment of things within this piece. I hope you enjoy trying to find them all!

The Importance of Artistic Consistency

This is a great podcast from Xanadu Gallery owner, Jason Horejs. For reference I have also included the original blogpost after the jump, from his website that originated this discussion.

Click the image above to download the podcast. 

This is a large file and may take some time to download, depending on your connection speed. If you are on a Mac and the video doesn't seem to play, you may need to download Flip4Mac (it's free) to be able to watch the video in QuickTime.


Animal Spirits, Totems, and Familiars - CFA

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Elements and Elementals

Animal Spirits, Totems, and Familiars: We are looking for visual artworks that explore the magic, ritual, and lore of our animal kindred. The Open Hearth Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create and maintain a community center in Washington, DC, that serves Pagans of all paths.

EXHIBITION DATES: Nov 18, 2012 - Feb 16, 2013

LOCATION: The Open Hearth Foundation Center, SE Washington, DC. The Open Hearth Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create and maintain a community center in Washington, DC, that serves Pagans of all paths.

Submissions are by JPEG digital image only. No entry fee is required. Each artist may submit up to four pieces for consideration. Entries should be emailed by October 20, 2012.

For full prospectus, e-mail

Include all the following information in the body of entry email:
• Artist name (for exhibition)
• Artist legal name
• Email
• Phone
• Street Address including City, State, and Zip
• How you heard about this exhibit
• If you want to be added to our exhibition opportunities email list
• For each submitted work include: Title, Media, Size (with frame), Year Completed, Price, 1 to 3 sentences describing how your piece fits the theme (optional and may be edited for length)
• Artist Agreement: I agree to all the provisions of entry to this exhibition included in the prospectus. I release The Open Hearth Foundation, its officers, and volunteers from any and all liability in case of loss or damage to my artwork. If my artwork is listed for sale, The Open Hearth Foundation will take a 20% commission.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Free Inspired Magazine

Artist Network is offering a free preview of its inaugural issue of Inspired.

What originated as an idea to reward you-our loyal newsletter subscribers-with a compilation of some favorite creative exercises and inspirational stories in simple pdf format morphed over the following months into a dynamic, interactive, online magazine dedicated to helping you:
• nurture your creativity
• discover new forms of artistic expression
• develop strategies to make more art, more often.
In this premiere issue, you'll find tips from 12 top artists on painting skies, four simple sketchbook strategies guaranteed to get you over any fear of the blank page, plus a tour of five thriving art towns.
Click the links. Explore special bonus material. Play the embedded videos. Then share your favorite stories and products on Facebook and Twitter.
We make it fun and easy. 
Enjoy your free issue of Inspired now! 
Happy reading.
Kelly Kane and Anne Hevener

Altered State?2 Call For Art!

There is a new call for art to the Altered State?2 juried show at the Pocono Arts. As you can see on the main poster, my piece Hands of Time won the Curator Honorable Mention Award. I plan to enter again, this past years show had such a wide range of photography in artwork. 

The entry forms are after the break. 

The WPA Projector

The WPA is a great organization, that I highly recommend any emerging artist in the DMV to become a member of. Below is a sample of what the newsletters looks like.

After the break, you can read more about how the WPA are involved in quite a few things, including posting about shows (some of which you could be in), letting an artist know of various Call for Entries, as well as an offering of informative events.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

RAW: DC Ensemble

I'm returning to RAW:DC on September 13th!

It has been six months since I first showed my artwork at this great one night showcase, and I have been asked to return for the Ensemble show.

RAW showcases artists in all fields: Music, Fashion, Photography, Art, etc.

Come enjoy the show with me on September 13th from 8pm to 12am at Cafe Asia in Washington, DC!

DETAILS: 21+ event. Fashionable attire. Tickets are $10 via presale. $15 at the door.

Follow the link to purchase your ticket. 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!

James Jean - Inspiration

I recently came across a great series of videos from Fully Booked regarding the artist James Jean. I have been following this artist's career since I first saw the book cover for the comic book Fables. I love the details that goes into each of his works, and the surreal construction of his compositions. I would definitely recommend checking out his work and becoming a fan. 

James Jean - "Lost Thing"

The Art and Mind of James Jean
Videos: A five-part series of short films on renowned artist James Jean.

“My design philosophy is, I think, a concentration on aesthetics, on virtuosity, on the sublime, on profanity, and on exploring the whole spectrum of visual communication and dreams,” says James Jean, visual arts virtuoso who gained popularity through his work on the covers of Vertigo’s hugely successful Fables series.

We got to sit down and talk with James during his last visit to Manila to figure out how his art makes its way from mind to canvas. We learned that James is a curious fellow: an unpretentious and unassuming Taiwan-born Asian-American with a penchant for the music of Miles Davis and Gil Evans as well as TV’s Law & Order. He seems every bit an ordinary guy. And yet, his far-reaching relevance in popular culture is evident in his illustrious client list that, aside from DC/Vertigo, includes the likes of Prada, TIME Magazine, Rolling Stone and the The New York Times to name just a few. In Manila, hundreds came for the different art forums and book signings with James, which only confirms the impact of his work.

Learn more about James Jean in our five-part series of short films.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Delaplaine - The National Juried Photography Exhibit

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, located in historic downtown Frederick, Maryland, announces the 2012 Juried Photography Exhibit November 3-25, 2012. All photographs, black & white, color, non-silver, computer-manipulated are eligible.

Juror: Will Stapp, founding Curator of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

Awards: Best in Show $1,000
       First Place: $500
       Second Place $250
       Third Place: $125

Submission Deadline: October 1, 2012

Specifications: All photographs, black & white, color, computer-manipulated, digital, or pinhole are eligible. Size limitation: 48” in any one direction.

Fee: $35 per artist for up to 3 images. Cash or check (payable DVAEC); Indicate “Juried Photo Fee” on the memo line of your check. VISA, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.

Notification: Accepted works will be posted on the Delaplaine Art Center’s website ( no later than October 15, 2012.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Submit images and the following documentation on a CD, saved in a folder labeled with your Last Name, as follows. CDs will not be returned.

• Images must be saved in JPEG format.
• JPEGS should be no more than 6 inches on any side when viewed at actual size on a computer.
• Title each image accordingly: 1. Title, 2. Title, 3. Title.

Documentation: Include a Word document listing the following:
• Your name, address, phone number, and email address.
• The titles, dimensions, media of your submissions, which match the order of the images on the CD.
• Indicate sale price of each or mark NFS (not for sale.)


Diane Sibbison
2012 Ann. Juried Photog
Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center
40 S Carroll St, Frederick MD 21701

Target Gallery 5x5(x5)

Deadline for Entry: October 8th, 2012
Exhibition Dates: December 8th - 30th, 2012

Description: Back by popular demand, this small works show is a juried exhibition that invites artists to submit work that cannot exceed 5” in any directions. This is an all media exhibit open to all artists nationally and internationally.

Juror: Stefanie Fedor is the Executive Director of Arlington Arts Center. Before joining AAC, she served as the Assistant Director of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center where she presented over 80 exhibitions of contemporary art featuring the work of both emerging and internationally renowned artists. She has additionally managed and directedexhibitions programs at the Maryland Institute College of Art and New York University. Before relocating to the Washington DC area, Ms. Fedor was the Membership and Regional Alliances Manager at ArtTable in New York, a national professional organization for women in the visual arts. In this role she advocated for and supported the leadership of women in the arts. She has remained active with the organization and was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors as the VP of Membership.

Download Complete Prospectus
Click here to Apply Online

HEREart Exhibit Proposal

We are currently accepting submissions for HEREart’s 2013 exhibitions. Our deadline is Monday, October 1st, 2012 at 12 noon. Please CLICK HERE for the online application and more info about the program.

Shows for next season esp. “new work that in some way addresses the special conditions of our space.” No fee/samples (online w/work hosted on artist’s website,, youtube or $400 budget installer for 1 day, promotion, reception.

Kristin Marting
HEREart 2013 Exhibitions
HERE Arts Cen.
145 6th Ave
NYC 10013-1548, USA.
212-647-0202x320; fax -0257

TAM Art Gallery CFA

Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery

PERSONA  (January – April 2013): This exhibition, which is open to visual art in every medium, will investigate how artists externalize the human psychological self, by utilizing color, line, space, composition, pattern, style, materials as well as subject matter and symbolism to present the inner feelings and personality of themselves or others. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Poets and Writers Fund and the Art, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology and World Languages and Cultures programs at the College, will present events such as a poetry reading and master class; the Ingmar Bergman film, Persona; and a panel discussion representing a variety of visual and performing arts to further investigate how art manifests the inner self. Please follow the above submission requirements. Please submit by October 1, 2012 to and put the title of the show in the subject line of your email.

Submissions for Exhibitions
Artists are invited to submit up to 5 JPEGs of relevant work for the exhibition. Labels for the JPEGS must have your last name and then the title of the work on each JPEG. You must also include with your email submission, a one-page resume,  an artist's statement about the works that you have submitted and an object list [with your name, title of the work, date of the piece, medium, size (h x w x d in inches), weight if over 10 lbs., owner, insurance value/and sale price (which must be the same)]. These files must be submitted electronically and must be labelled with your last name and resume, object list or artist's statement.

Please send this by email to Dr. Ginny Butera at The title of the exhibition to which you are submitting must be in the subject line of your email. All works submitted must be available for the exhibition and must be completely ready for installation. Please put all of your contact info on each document: full name, address, phone numbers, email address and website. Please send questions about submissions to the above email address. Submissions not following these guidelines will not be considered.

Additional Upcoming CFA's

NOCTURNES  (June – August 2013): Images in every possible medium, representing, responding to or suggesting aspects of the night, are sought for this summer exhibition that will explore the beauty, mystery, amusement as well as the darker side of “night.” Please follow the above submission criteria. Please submit by February 1, 2013 to and put the title of the show in the subject line of your email.

HELD AGAINST OUR WILL  (September – November 2013): In response to the horror of captivity because of political or social problems, uprisings and war, this exhibition will explore and document art that represents the terror of persons who have been kidnapped, captured,  imprisoned, tortured and/or killed because of their religion, race, ethnicity, gender or political viewpoints. The exhibition will coincide with the College’s Holocaust Week of Remembrance in November and will respond to that as well as to other examples of the injustice of  “man versus man” in even more recent times. Please follow the above submission requirements.  Please submit by June 1, 2013 to and put the title of the show in the subject line of your email.

Deadline Approaching: Art Buzz, The 2013 Collection, Juried Book


Art Buzz, the book, is an annual, full-color, fine quality, large (10" x 10") format, hardcover publication that is scheduled for release in January of each year with a vigorous distribution plan targeted directly to the International Fine Art Community. Truly, this is a beautiful book, not a magazine. Each volume of Art Buzz will be available to order directly from Art Buzz and additional copies will be distributed directly to active art dealers and collectors in the United States and other parts of the world.

The deadline for entries is September 30, 2012.

Open to all visual artists - worldwide - 18 years of age or older. All the various mediums will be accepted such as: painting (oils & acrylics, etc.), drawing, graphic art, photography (includes digital), mixed media, fiber, print making, sculpture, glass, metal, pottery, jewelry, etc. (Sorry, no video art) However, only one medium per entry form but as many images of your work, as you choose to submit, for that medium.

Digital Files on a CD
Digital artwork image files will be accepted on a CD (NO DVDs) and should be readable by a Macintosh computer** and named in conjunction with the actual artwork title. All images should be large – 8" on the long side and high resolution – 300dpi (not 72dpi) – jpeg or tiff file format. All jpegs should be saved at the highest quality. All artwork files should represent your work accurately and honestly. The CD should be clearly labeled with the artist's name and number of images contained on the disc. CD must be accompanied by a printed paper copy of the contents (including images) on the disc and labeled with the artist's name, title of work, medium and dimensions for each artwork. (This printed paper copy is required by the jury.)

Artist Notification
All artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance via EMAIL. (If, for some reason, you do not have an email address, only the winning artists will be notified via US Mail or telephone.)

Entry Fee

The entry fee for three (3) digital images received after June 15, 2012 is $35.00. Artists that wish to enter more than three (3) art pieces may do so but they must include a check, with their submission package, for an additional $5.00 fee for each digital image over three (3). The entry fee can by paid via bank check or money order which must be in US Dollars and payable to Art Buzz. Artists can also choose to pay by credit card through PayPal which is very safe and secure. (three artwork entries included when paying via PayPal) Print out your PayPal transaction receipt to include with your entry submission package and mail to Art Buzz.
Note: Entry fees are not refundable for any reason.

Please follow instructions and mail complete entry package to:

Art Buzz, The 2012 Collection
27 Sophie Avenue
Dunedin, Florida 34698 USA

• NOTE: Click on this link if you prefer an Entry Form PDF •

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NYC4PA Fall 2012 CFA


FALL 2012 International Call for Entry
Juried by Thomas Werner

The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images  using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, color etc.). The submission deadline is November 30, 2012. Winners will receive a total of $2,500 in cash awards and winners and juror selections will be presented in a group show at the 69 Leonard Gallery in the SOHO art district in New York City and an online gallery on the NYC4PA website with the Grand Prize winning image being posted on the NYC4PA home page. In addition, an exhibition catalog of the group show will be available and the gallery show will be listed and reviewed in a New York Gallery magazine.

THEME: People
Images may be submitted in any of the following four categories:
In the Street
At Work/At Play

Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $500.  The image will be part of the New York gallery show and the exhibition catalog, and be featured on the home page of NYC4PA website until December 2013.
First Prizes: 4 photographers (one in each category) will receive $250 each. Their images will be exhibited in the New York gallery show and in the exhibition catalog.
Second Prizes: 4 photographers (one in each category) will each receive $150. Their images will be exhibited in the New York gallery show as well as in the exhibition catalog.
Third Prizes: 4 photographers (one in each category) will each receive $100. Their images will be exhibited in the New York gallery show and in the exhibition catalog.
Jurors’ Selections: 10 additional images will be included in the NY Gallery show and in the exhibition catalog.
Honorable Mention: 30 additional images will each receive a certificate of honorable mention.

This Call for Entries is open worldwide to both amateur and professional photographers.  NYC4PA invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only 2-D work is eligible and for images included in the gallery show FRAMED SIZE cannot exceed 24 inches on the longest side.

The entry fee is $35 for the first three images. Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. The same image may be submitted to more than one category and there is no limit to the number of images submitted.

Thomas Werner is an American Photographer with a B.A. in Photography from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and an MFA in New Media and Performance from Long Island University. He is a professor at Parsons and the New School for Design and is the owner of The Thomas Werner Gallery.  He works as a fine art and commercial photographer in New York City.
Thomas is a director on the ASMP National Board, he lectures internationally on Photography, Video, Education, Business, and the Art Market. He has worked with the U.S. State Department as a cultural representative in Russia, has been a photography consultant for COACH and Rodale Publishing and has curated gallery and museum exhibitions in the U.S and internationally.

Prepare your images as required before beginning the submission process. Submissions are only accepted via the online process. Submissions as email attachments, on CD, or prints are not allowed in this competition and will not be returned. Digital image files must meet the following specifications: 8 bit JPEG files (CMYK and 16 bits files will not be uploaded), the largest dimension should be 1280 pixels (width or height), resolution of 72 ppi, JPG compression quality of 7 or 8. Images will be viewed by the jurors as RGB images; therefore Adobe RGB or SRGB profiles should be used.

File names may contain a maximum of 25 characters, not counting .jpg. The file name may not include characters such as #, $, &, periods or other similar characters as part of the file, and should start with your name, then your first initial, and then the name of the file. There will be only one period in the file name, just prior to the file extension (i.e. Smith_J_filename.jpg). It's important to follow these instructions about the file name to allow the right storage into the image database.

Image title may not exceed 40 characters. Please note that image title is the name of the artwork, not the file name.

To enter please go to  

All entrants to NYC4PA Open Calls for Entry, by virtue of their submission, are attesting that the images submitted are their own work and there has been no copyright infringement.  NYC4PA will not be held liable for any infringement of rights that might surface during the jurying or displaying of any image.

By submitting you grant NYC4PA the right to use your image(s) for promotion and advertisement of NYC4PA.

Art Extravaganza Juried Show

September 15 – October 10, 2012
Reception: Saturday , September 15th 5pm – 8pm

The lone solitary juror has deliberated and has finally decided on 18 artists and their work to be showcased at the Arlington Arts Gallery for the Art Extravaganza show.

...that juror IS ME! :)

I was really impressed with the turn out for this show! The gallery received over 80 submissions, and it was hard to narrow it down. I love the diversity of all the submissions – it is an Art Extravaganza after all!

This is my first time being a juror for an art show, and it was very hard to narrow down the selection of art to a manageable size for the gallery. Not an easy task, I must say, especially with the talent and craftsmanship of the art submitted.

With the multitude of shows I have done over the years, I have received my fair share of rejection letters, and condolences from curators for not accepting my art into a particular show. And though I could not accept every artist and artwork into the show, I feel the pieces that were accepted show a great range of style and technique.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the reception on Saturday, Sept. 15th!

September 15 – October 10, 2012
Reception: Saturday , September 15th 5pm – 8pm

Showcasing the exemplary skills and craft of diverse artists,
and their wide range of styles and techniques.

Featuring artwork from:
David H. Frantz – Muriel A. Braxton – Anne Cherubim – Robert Barrett
Catherine Powers – Edwin Molina – Jacqlyn A. Sickler – Melinda Parrish
Emily Hoxworth – Stephanie Hopkins – Deborah Saks – Susanne Kasielke
Otis P. Motley – Kay Fuller – Jennifer Beinhacker – Ian Delaney Doherty
Rose Richey – Wendy Bridges

Juried by: Russ McIntosh

Arlington Arts Gallery
5179 #B Lee Hwy ( Entrance in Rear)
West Arlington, Virginia 22027

Phone: (703) 532-4350
Hours: Tue – Sat: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Mutatis Mutandis - New Art

Mutatis Mutandis

The newest piece in the Lyrical Visions series has just been completed! This piece was inspired by local alternative metal band Above The Silence and their song Mutatis Mutandis.

Above the Silence began its journey in 2009, when Chris Rasley and Chris Scott united with the vision to introduce a new sound to metal genre. The band began taking shape when Christopher Inlow joined on vocals.The band came across Amit Muntasir and Benjie Rivera, and only a few jams were enough for all to understand that the band was now complete.

Today Above the Silence, in its full form is playing live shows and writing new music, and has released their first EP online. Find out why critics are raving about the EP at

I took the vision for this song from the thought provoking lyrics. There is a constant battle in this day in age, where the greed of building more structures and cities is encroaching on preserving the beauty of nature.

Read the lyrics below, and listen to the song that inspired this piece HERE.