Knock Knock: Opportunities for Artists

This week’s collection of opportunities for exhibition, residencies and grants.


Special Exhibitions: Minigolf Course “Arcade” and Interactive Sculpture Garden
(Governors Island, New York)

FIGMENT has extended its deadline for proposals for its artist-designed mini golf course and interactive sculpture garden on Governors Island in New York City. FIGMENT is a free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture. In 2011, FIGMENT was voted “Best Art Festival” by the Village Voice, and received its first grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. In addition to the FIGMENT event, FIGMENT hosts a summer-long program on Governors Island that includes an an artist-designed mini golf course and an interactive sculpture garden.

Deadline: March 15, 2012
More Info HERE

Nude But Not Rude
Linus Galleries
(Los Angeles, CA)

All fine art nudes by artists worldwide will be considered for this Call for Artists from photography, to paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor and ink, graphite drawings, fabric work from quilts to stitchwork and any artwork that can be secured to our walls.

Deadline: March 19, 2012
More Info HERE

Group Exhibition: Rhythm and Movement
Lana Santorelli Gallery
(Hoboken, NJ)

Lana Santorelli Gallery is currently seeking submissions to be considered for “Rhythm and Movement,” a music/dance-themed group exhibition for 2012. Any work that relates to this theme will be considered for exhibition, regardless of medium.

Deadline: March 26, 2012
More Info HERE

Grand Valley State University
(Allendale, MI)

Grand Valley State University’s Curatorial Studio is looking for video, sound, and performance work for an exhibition about the politics of food called Ingest|Digest|Protest. This show is juried by a panel of 5 curators and will be held in early April.

Deadline: March 25, 2012
More Info HERE

Call for Submissions: draft horse
Lincoln Memorial University
(Harrogate, TN)

drafthorse is a biannual online publication of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual narrative, and other media art where work, occupation, labor—or lack of the same—is in some way intrinsic to a narrative’s potential for epiphany. They are currently seeking Visual Arts submissions that explore these themes. Visual arts submissions should include a brief artist statement along with 5-10 representative sample images (resolution dpi, dimensions on longest side 1000 pixels) or link to a web portfolio. All submissions should be sent to:

Deadline: March 31, 2012
More Info HERE

Open Call
Field Projects
(New York, NY)

Field Projects is accepting submissions from emerging and mid-career artists for consideration for their April exhibition, “Show #4,” curated by David C. Terry, Senior Program Officer and Curator at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).

Deadline: April 6, 2012
More Info HERE

Open Call for Proposals
Art in Odd Places
(New York, NY)

Art in Odd Places (AiOP) invites citizens from all walks of life and from anywhere in this world to propose projects for its eighth installment in New York City. Taking place from October 5–15, 2012, along 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River in New York City, AiOP 2012: MODEL will proclaim 14th Street as the largest and longest runway in the world. MODEL intends to take pedestrians off their predictable paths and move them into a new awareness of their everyday landscape. Citizens are encouraged to shape the unnoticed planes of the 14th Street geography, imagining the possibilities of what could be.

Deadline: April 15, 2012
More Info HERE

Call for Submissions: Ring of Fire
The Gallery at Casa Mañana
(Fort Worth, TX)

The Gallery at Casa Manana is currently accepting submissions for their upcoming show, Ring of Fire- The Legend of Johnny Cash. ALL media considered. Must relate to fire and/or Johnny Cash in some way. It’s a great opportunity to show at the largest, most contemporary art gallery in Fort Worth.

Deadline: April 15, 2012
More Info HERE

Call for Submissions: Going Green
Crossing Art Gallery
(Queens, NY)

Crossing Art is seeking submissions for Going Green II, the second annual juried group exhibition of local and international artists that will be on view at Crossing Art from June 14–July 14, 2012.

Deadline: April 30, 2012
More Info HERE

Call for Submissions: 2nd Annual Workhouse Clay National-Ceramics Exhibition
Workhouse Arts Center
(Lorton, VA)

The Workhouse Arts Center announces a call for entries for its 2nd Annual Workhouse Clay National Ceramics Exhibition 2012. This 2nd Annual Workhouse Clay National Ceramics Exhibition is an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural ceramic artworks. The focus of this year’s exhibition is to highlight the tremendous variety and depth of contemporary functional and sculptural ceramic artworks being created throughout the U.S.A. today.

Deadline: May 2, 2012
More Info HERE

Inspired by Architecture
University of Southern Indiana
(Evansville, IN)

The University of Southern Indiana is seeking submissions for “Inspired by Architecture.” This nationally juried exhibition will include three-dimensional works that somehow involve references to architecture. We are looking for sculptures that represent a broad spectrum of interpretations of the theme, including realistic and more abstract approaches in all media (excluding performance and installation). For more information and a prospectus contact Rob Millard-Mendez.

Deadline: May 7, 2012

Paducah Photo 2012
Yeiser Art Center
(Paducah, KY)

The Yeiser Art Center invites submissions for Paducah Photo 2012, a juried international exhibition. Paducah Photo is open to all photographers working in digital or film photography, including color and black & white photography, photographic book arts, and photographic alternative processes. There are no size restrictions.

Deadline: May 11, 2012
More Info HERE

Call for Submissions: Journeys
Northbrook Public Library
(Northbrook, IL)

The Northbrook Public Library announces a call for entries for its 10th annual international juried art show held October 12 through November 30, 2012. Artists 18 years and older, working in all 2-D and 3-D art media, are invited to submit digital entries. The exhibition is limited to original artwork created within two years of the entry date. Artwork must be viewable for all ages. Artists should consider the theme, “Journeys.”

Deadline: May 31, 2012
More Info HERE

Call for Book Art: UNBOUND Vol II
ArtisTree Gallery
(Woodstock, VT)

ArtisTree Gallery announces a call for entries to UNBOUND Vol II, the 2nd annual juried exhibit of unique works of art using ‘the book’ as a material or format. Presented by ArtisTree Gallery and Pentangle Arts Council, in conjunction with the Bookstock Festival in Woodstock, VT. Open to all 2D and 3D, installation, and assemblage artists who are working in New England or New York.

Deadline: June 9, 2012
More Info HERE

Call for Exhibition Proposals
Marshall Univeristy
(Huntington, WV)

Marshall University College of Fine Arts is currently seeking proposals for one and two person exhibitions for exhibit in one of their two galleries. All media is eligible.

Deadline: Rolling
More Info HERE


Artist-in Residence
Montgomery College
(Montgomery County, MD)

The Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus of Montgomery College offers semester-long residencies for visual artists that align with the academic calendar. Fall residencies run from mid-August through mid-December. Spring residencies run mid-January through mid-May. Each resident artist is provided with a studio space in The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center just south of downtown Silver Spring off Georgia Avenue. Resident artists may also be granted access to the myriad other studio facilities available in the Cafritz Arts Center on a case-by-case basis.

Deadline: March 31, 2012
More Info HERE

Studio Residency
Women’s Studio Workshop
(Rosendale, NY)

Women’s Studio Workshop seeks applications for its studio residency, a six- to eight-week residency for an artist working in printmaking, papermaking, photography, book arts, or ceramics. This residency supports the creation of a new body of work in one of WSW’s studio disciplines. The grant includes a $2,000 artists’ stipend, up to $500 for materials to be used for the project at WSW, travel stipend, housing and unlimited studio use. The artist will be provided with technical advice and assistance in production. WSW welcomes applications from artists in all stages of their careers. This Request for Proposal is a two-step juried process, working with outside funding sources. WSW selects the artist, then sends their work to appropriate funders for final approval. WSW has a successful track record with funders for this project.

Deadline: April 1, 2012
More Info HERE

Visiting Scholar Program
Syracuse University Library and SU Humanities Center
(Syracuse, NY)

Syracuse University Library and the SU Humanities Center, along with their partners in the Central New York Humanities Corridor (Colgate University, Cornell University, Hamilton College, Syracuse University, and the University of Rochester), will award four visiting scholar grants of $2,500 each in 2012 to support research at two or more Corridor institutions. This program’s primary goal is to attract national and international attention to Central New York’s primary source collections. Applicants, therefore, need not be based at a Corridor institution. Similarly, projects need not focus on central or upstate New York topics, but rather draw upon shared collection strengths of Corridor institution libraries. Current faculty and graduate students are eligible to apply. It is expected that each visiting scholar will spend one to two weeks in residence; however, the amount of time spent at each institution need not be equal. Visiting scholars will be expected to present their work at Syracuse University towards the close of their stay.

Deadline: April 15, 2012
More Info HERE

Artist Residency
Prairie Center of the Arts
(Peoria, IL)

Prairie Center for the arts is accepting applications for one to three month residencies. A residency award includes room, use of kitchen(s), laundry facilities, common areas, and studio space.

Deadline: April 15, 2012
More Info HERE

BRIC Media Arts Fellowship
BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn
(Brooklyn, NY)

BRIC Arts| Media | Bklyn is now seeking applications for the BRIC Media Arts Fellowship. The Fellowship makes both BRIC’s BCAT Media Center and some of its Brooklyn Center for Media Education training programs available to professional Brooklyn-affiliated visual artists. This Fellowship is open to artists who live or work in the borough of Brooklyn. Individuals working with video, computers, and/or multimedia, or artists who wish to work in these media are eligible to apply. Previous experience in video or multimedia is not required.

Deadline: April 16, 2012
More Info HERE

Public Art Residency in ArtsPark
Indianapolis Art Center
(Indianapolis, IN)

During this one-week residency, the artist will work directly with the public to create a new site-specific installation/sculpture within the confines of the Indianapolis Art Center’s 9.5 acre ArtsPark. The Art Center is requesting that artists submit proposals to be considered. The Art Center will then convene a panel to select one artist for the residency. The artist will receive an honorarium (funded by an NEA grant received by the Art Center in 2012), production budget, and organizational support. The residency will occur in fall of 2012.

Deadline: May 1, 2012
More Info HERE


Call for Papers: Fan Phenonomena – Twin Peaks
Intellect Press

The editors of the forthcoming book “Fan Phenomena – Twin Peaks” (Intellect Press) are seeking contributions centered around the iconic cultural influence of David Lynch’s series “Twin Peaks”. Topics suggested by the publisher include: Fashion, Fan Media, Language, Economics, Virtual, Influence, Philosophies, Character/Characterization. It’s important to note that these are not meant to be weighty texts. The tone should be intellectually informed, but free of academic jargon and accessible to a general audience. If interested, please send both editors a 200-300 word proposal and a CV, including a description of your previous written publications and areas of research. For additional information, contact &

Deadline: March 15, 2012

Contemporary Feminist Art: Old Themes, New Variations
Wayne State University
(Detroit, Michigan)

Call for Papers for Contemporary Feminist Art: Old Themes, New Variations Panel at Mid-America College Art Association at Wayne State University in October. This panel explores the art practices of younger generations of artists and their relationship to the feminist art practices of the 1960s and 70s. Of interest is the visual rhetoric of feminist art from the past and how it has developed and changed over the decades. What issues continue to dominate the field of feminist art? What has happened to the female body in art, where has it gone and what are its political and social implications today? Of particular interest are presentations addressing the work of feminist artists marginalized in the Western canon: women of color, Latin- and Asian-American artists, LGBT artists. Please send 300 abstract and CV to

Deadline: April 15, 2012
More Info HERE


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