Knock Knock: Opportunities for Artists

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


Call for Video Art
the Lowbrow Society for the Arts
(New York, NY)

The Lowbrow Society is seeking glamorous and outlandish video art with a focus on costuming, makeup, and dramatic styling for their upcoming event, “Dress Up/Get Down!”

Deadline: March 18, 2012
More Info HERE

Studio Place Arts
(Barre, VT)

Studio Place Arts invites artists submissions for “Sweets,” an exhibition that pays homage to beautiful edible sweets and the people who make and enjoy these treats.  The show will include paintings, art photographs, videos, sculptural sweets, pedestal cake plates that are sculptural artworks, and more.

Deadline: March 19, 2012
More Info HERE

Lotta Art Open Call
School 33 Art Center
(Baltimore, MD)

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.

Deadline: March 24, 2012
More Info HERE

5th Ave Storefront Walk
Bay Ridge 5th Ave BID
(Brooklyn, NY)

The Bay Ridge 5th Avenue BID is proud to present the third annual Storefront Art Walk (SAW). SAW gives artists the opportunity to work with merchants to create art that has an aesthetic connection to its surroundings. Storefronts along 5th Avenue will exhibit these works, offering the Bay Ridge community a unique opportunity to engage with the visual arts. The event will run May 18th through June 17th. Accepted artists will be provided with a $200 stipend. Each artist will work with at least one store to create works that have a clear aesthetic connection to their surroundings. Participants will have a choice of different storefront windows along 5th Avenue for exhibition of their work. Installation will occur during the 14th and 15th of May in accordance with hours deemed appropriate by the participating businesses. Work will be on view from May 18th through June 17th. Maps will be produced and distributed by the 5TH Ave BID.

Deadline: March 27, 2012
More Info HERE

Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts
(Baltimore, MD)

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts, in collaboration with Artscape 2012, is seeking artists to transform a two-person camping tent into a sculptural installation as part of a tent-based sculpture park in Pearlstone Park. Selected artists will receive one tent to use as the base of their artwork along with a stipend of $350 for materials and transporting costs.

Deadline: March 30, 2012
More Info HERE

Call for Entries: Versa Major
The Transversal Project
(St. Louis, MO)

The Transversal Project is seeking submissions to be projected on the sides of buildings using a large venue projection system. The Transversal Project was begun in late 2011 by the artist Michael Powell in order to create opportunities for experimental public art exhibitions free from the hermetically sealed white cube of galleries and museums.

Deadline: April 1, 2012
More Info HERE

Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors
(Old Forge, NY)

View is seeking entries to the 31st Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. The exhibition will take place from August 11 – October 8, 2012.

Deadline: April 9, 2012
More Info HERE

City of Cassano d’Adda
(Milan, ITALY)

The City of Cassano d’Adda, Milan – Italy, presents Ecoismi2012, a contemporary art event which takes place in the Natural Park of the Island Borromeo. The common thread of Ecoismi 2012 is between man and nature. They seek proposals for site-specific works for the park. Artists must be at least 35 years old.

Deadline: April 12, 2012
More Info HERE

Animals, Insects & More
Bridgewater State University
(Bridgewater, MA)

Bridgewater State University seeks submissions for artworks that utilize bugs, birds, animals or created species as a focus to be on display from October 9th–November 9th. All media accepted. Various interpretations of this theme will be considered. Images must be in jpeg format at 300 dpi with the longest dimension 8”, each labeled: last name_first name_#corresponding with slide list. Please send a maximum of 8 entries, an image list (including framed dimensions), a submission fee of $15 (to Bridgewater State University), and a SASE or email for notification of results to: Bridgewater State University, Wallace Anderson Gallery, Art Department, Attn: Animals, 40 School Street, Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02325.

Deadline: April 30, 2012

10th Biennial Exhibition
A.I.R. Gallery
(New York, NY)

The A.I.R. Gallery invites submissions from self-identified women artists for its 10th Biennial Exhibition, juried by Ingrid Schaffner: Senior Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.

Deadline: April 30, 2012
More Info HERE

Call for Professional Exhibition Entries
The Arts Council of York County
(Rock Hill, SC)

The Arts Council of York County is accepting submissions for exhibitions in Dalton Gallery, a professional gallery appropriated for the exhibition of experienced artists and community projects. The gallery space is a 1,800-square-foot space and illuminated by adjustable track lighting.

Deadline: May 1, 2012
More Info HERE

Open Call
ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art
(Athens, GA)

ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art seeks works for their upcoming exhibition schedule. They encourage new media, installations and other conceptually based projects, as well as content-focused traditional media appropriate to their mission.

Deadline: May 3, 2012
More Info HERE

The Third Dimension
Foundry Art Centre
(St Charles, MO)

The Foundry Art Centre announces a call for entries for the juried art show, “The Third Dimension.” The exhibition opportunity is open to artists 18 years of age and older working in any sculptural media; including but not limited to: paper, wire, clay, wood, metal, glass, plastic, and fiber. All sculptural solutions are eligible: reductive, additive, assemblage, relief, in-the-round and installation.

Deadline: May 4, 2012
More Info HERE

Fiber Options: Material Explorations
Maryland Federation of Art
(Annapolis, MD)

The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada to enter its open-juried competition for artists working with fiber. Any two- or three-dimensional submission following exhibition guidelines will be considered by the juror. The selected works will be on exhibit in the MFA’s Circle Gallery in Annapolis.

Deadline: May 9, 2012
More Info HERE

Call for Submissions: MAN UP!
WCA Michigan
(Ann Arbor, MI)

WCA Michigan is seeking submissions for its upcoming exhibition, “MAN UP!” Affecting change in a community or in the world takes a great deal of strength and power. What does that look like to you as an artist? Is doing one’s best gender specific? As women and artists do we have to “paint like a man” in order to make truly great art as was deemed by our fore-bearers? Open to all self identified women artists nationwide. All media including works of video and performance. Submit up to three works.

Deadline: May 15, 2012
More Info HERE

Solo Exhibition Proposals
Hoyt Art Center
(New Castle, PA)

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts in New Castle, PA is currently seeking artists to fill its 2013-2014 Solo Exhibition Schedule. Artists living in the Mid Atlantic region (PA, OH, NY, NJ, MD, VA, W.VA, DE and Washington DC) are invited to apply.

Deadline: May 18, 2012
More Info HERE

Call for Photography: Seen/ Unseen
Rogue Community College Wiseman Gallery
(Grants Pass, OR)

Work is being sought for a juried exhibit showcasing contemporary photographs that bring an unusual point of view to a common subject, or present a rarely seen, or underexposed subject or idea. Open to: All artists 18 years and older. Work must have been completed in the last two years. Contact for more information.

Deadline: May 18, 2012
More Info HERE

Juried Solo Exhibition Open Call
New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation
(Brooklyn, NY)

The NARS Foundation is accepting applications for its second annual Juried Solo Exhibition Open Call. The Juried Solo Exhibition Program provides emerging and underrepresented artists with curatorial and administrative support to present a solo exhibition at the NARS Foundation Gallery. The aim of the program is to foster new dialogue and to create a forum for artists to experiment and exchange ideas with a wider audience. The juror for  this year’s competition is Benjamin Genocchio, former New York Times Art Critic and current Editor-in-Chief of Art + Auction Magazine.

Deadline: June 1, 2012
More Info HERE

b.j. spoke Gallery 2012 Paperworks Competition
b.j. spoke Gallery
(Huntington, NY)

b.j. spoke Gallery is accepting submissions for its Paperworks 2012 competition, juried by Laura Phipps, Assistant Curator, The Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y. Artists with innovative work who use paper as their primary medium may submit up to six works of art. Drawings, graphics, sculpture, 3D, etc. No paintings or photography.

Deadline: June 1, 2012
More Info HERE

Nave Gallery
(Somerville, MA)

The Nave Gallery asks artists to submit work that mirrors their vision of The BIG BAD. Whether it be the repo man, banks, politicians, the ex, the evil step-parent, the monster in the closet, the tick-tock of a bad heart—they are looking for true representations of the foes that wreck our homes, our health, our families, our childhoods.

Deadline: August 25, 2012
More Info HERE


Transparent Studio
Bose Pacia
(Brooklyn, New York)

Bose Pacia invites artists to submit proposals for artist studio / residency use of the gallery space for one-month periods for May & June 2012. By turning the transitional gallery space into temporary artist studios on the ground-level in an active arts neighborhood, the hope to allow for an atmosphere of engagement and conversation around the creative process. Each studio residency term will culminate in an evening with the artist that will coincide with the monthly Dumbo First Thursday event. The program is open to artists of all media practices and they encourage innovative and experimental project proposals.

Deadline: March 25, 2012
More Info HERE

International Artist Residency Program
New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation
(Brooklyn, New York)

The application deadline for a residency in 2012 at Soaring Gardens Artists’ Retreat has been extended to March 30, 2012. Soaring Gardens, a residency program for professional visual artists, writers and composers, provides studio space in a peaceful rural setting in northeastern Pennsylvania from May through September. Applicants must have been actively working with at least two years of professional experience since graduation.

Deadline: March 30, 2012
More Info HERE

Arts/ Industry Residency
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
(Kohler, WI)

John Michael Kohler Arts Center invites applications for its Arts/ Industry residency program. Up to sixteen exceptional artists from around the world are chosen each year for two- to six-month residencies that give them access to the pottery or iron/brass foundry and enamel shop in Kohler Co.’s Kohler, Wisconsin, plant. The program provides 24/7 access to industrial studios, an excellent staff that will guide you through the process, time to explore new ideas and techniques, free housing, round-trip transportation, professional photography services, materials, use of industrial equipment, and a modest stipend.

Deadline: April 1, 2012
More Info HERE

International Artist Residency Program
New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation
(Brooklyn, New York)

NARS International Artist Residency Program provides national and international artists with the opportunity to produce new work while engaging with the vibrant arts community in New York City. Residency Artists have access to an individual studio space and various professional development programs. Residents have an opportunity to share and present their work through artist talks and workshops  and receive studio visits by prominent New York City curators, critics and gallerists. The NARS Foundation seeks applications on two levels. The first level includes emerging and mid-career artists for whom appointments as residents may make a significant impact on their careers. The second level consists of artists with established national and/or international reputations for whom a change of environment may offer refreshment and inspiration.

Deadline: April 6, 2012
More Info HERE

Transparent Studio
Bose Pacia
(Brooklyn, New York)

BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn is accepting proposals for the BRIC House Fireworks Program, a major new commissioning and residency opportunity for artists and media makers who are interested in developing large-scale multidisciplinary creative work that crosses artistic boundaries and engages with Brooklyn audiences. Artists selected for the Fireworks residency will be given broad access to BRIC House and our state-of-the-art production equipment to develop their projects. They will also receive financial support and production staff, and will be aided by a Residency Manager and a creative advisor.

Deadline: April 13, 2012
More Info HERE

Bellagio Center Residency Program
Rockefeller Foundation
(Lake Como, ITALY)

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center’s mission is to promote innovation, creativity, and impact-oriented solutions to critical global problems.  Residencies and conferences at the Center, located in Northern Italy, support work in the Foundation’s key issue areas: global health; climate change resilience; urbanization; social and economic security; as well as food, water, and housing.  In addition, the Center welcomes proposals from all fields that advance the Foundations’ long-standing mission to promote the well-being of humankind.

Deadline: May 1, 2012
More Info HERE

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

The Indianapolis Art Center is requesting proposals from artists for a week long public art residency. 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. Funded by a 2012 NEA grant received by the Art Center, an honorarium and production budget of $20,000 will be awarded to the selected resident.  After reviewing initial submissions, a pool of finalists will be selected. The Art Center will then convene a panel to select one artist for the residency. The residency will occur in fall of 2012.

Deadline: May 1, 2012
More Info HERE


Spectacular Language and Projected Verse
Williamette University

Papers are sought for an interdisciplinary panel on the topic of spectacular forms of language and poetry during the 19th and 21st centuries in an American or European context. The panel will take place at the annual Modernist Studies Association Conference between October 18–21, 2012 in Las Vegas. They are interested in papers that address the intersection of language, literature and technology in the public or entertainment sphere. How does the development of proto-cinematic projection devices, cinematic technology and now digital technology affect the way we encounter language as a collective populace? Are only commercial forms of language broadcast in illuminated fashion to the public, or have there been instances of “projected verse,” thus putting a spin on Charles Olson’s famous dictum? Please contact Abigail Susik and Michael Chasar at by April 4th, 2012 with a proposed title and a 300–500 word abstract.

Deadline: April 4, 2012

Meta- and Inter-Images in Contemporary Visual Art and Culture
University of Toronto

Contributions are sought for an edited volume on Meta- and Inter-Images in Contemporary Visual Art and Culture that will be submitted for evaluation and publication with Leuven University Press by the end of 2012. The volume originates in a selection of papers given at the session Meta- and Inter-Images in Art that took place at the IAWIS 9th International Conference on Word & Image, Montreal, Canada in August 2011. Email for detailed guidelines.

Deadline: April 10, 2012 for 500-word proposals
September 30, 2012 for 7000-8000 word contribution submissions

Ekphrasis: A Collaboration Among the Arts
Greater Denton Arts Council

The Ekphrasis conference, presented by the GDAC, is designed to discover and explore the artistic impact when intertwining the disciplines of visual art, dance, music, and the written word. It is aimed at those with an interest in and vision of the significant relevance that artistic collaborations and interdisciplinary approaches can have throughout the community. Proposals for presentations (individual or panels) are sought which address the following topics:
Arts and Cultural Tourism
Arts in Education: Interdisciplinary Connections
Arts and Communities
Arts Advocacy
Public Art and Public Policy
Arts and Heritage

Deadline: May 15, 2012
More Info HERE


$1000 Working Artist Grant
Working Artist Org

Working Artist Org offers small monthly purchase awards to help keep serious artists working. Open to all visual artists including sculptors, mixed media, video, from all countries.

Deadline: March 31, 2012
More Info HERE


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