Knock Knock: Opportunities for Artists

This week’s collection of opportunities for exhibitions, residencies and papers.


Solo Exhibition Opportunity
(New York, NY)

Dacia Gallery invites emerging and established artists to submit artwork for an opportunity to have a solo exhibition. The gallery will advertise and promote the selected artist for the exhibition and host a formal Opening Reception for the exhibit, including an Artist Talk during the opening reception.

Deadline: April 12, 2012
More Info HERE

Photowork 2012, 25th Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition
Dutchess County Art Association/ Barrett Art Center
(Poughkeepsie, NY)

Dutchess County Art Association/ Barrett Art Center is now accepting submissions for “Photowork 2012,” its 25th annual national juried photography exhibition.

Deadline: April 13, 2012
More Info HERE

55th Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art
Chautauqua Institution
(Chautauqua, NY)

VACI, the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution, is accepting submissions for its juried 44th Annual Exhibition.

Deadline: April 16, 2012
More Info HERE

55th Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art
Ganton Art Gallery
(Spring Arbor, MI)

The Ganton Art Gallery at Spring Arbor University is currently accepting entries for a 2–4 person exhibition for the Fall 2012. All photographic approaches that alter the literal quality of photography will be accepted. Work may be altered slightly or considerably during any part of the print creating process. Both darkroom and digital processes will be considered. Please submit 6–10 images, CV or résumé, and an artist’s statement to

Deadline: April 27, 2012

The Long Walk 2012: Open Call for Site Specific, Performance, and Socially Engaged Projects
The Long Walk
(Seattle, WA)

The Long Walk seeks proposals for projects involving social-engagement, site specificity, lectures, meals, performance, psychogeography, workshops, video, natural architecture, audio, ritual, and installation. The Long Walk, now in its third year, is a work of land art featuring elements of performance and social engagement where artist Susan Robb leads fifty participants on a 4-day, 45-mile journey through Western Washington using the King County Regional Trails System (RTS). Over the course of the four days, the group walks from Puget Sound through cites, suburbs, farmland, and forests, culminating their journey at Snoqualmie Falls. Susan identifies locations for the walkers to camp each night, invites chefs to prepare food with the group, and commissions fellow artists to create work along the route, at the campsites, and with trail-side communities.

Deadline: April 30, 2012
More Info HERE

Curatorial Open Call: Franchise Program
(New York, NY)

Making a comment on the franchise business model, apexart, NYC, annually holds a worldwide open call for proposals for curated group exhibitions to be presented anywhere in the world other than New York City. From April 4 – May 2, 2012, apexart will accept 500-word creatively written proposals describing an idea for an exhibition. The proposal should be clearly written, with the major emphasis on explaining the concept, as the only instructions given to the more than 100 jurors from around the world is to, “identify the best exhibitions.” The city for the exhibition must be listed as well as the curator/organizer’s location of residence. Often there is a greater effect when exhibitions take place outside of a city center, where fewer people are involved in the commercial art world.

Deadline: May 2, 2012
More Info HERE

Barbie as Art
Ann Street Gallery
(Newburgh, NY)

Ann Street Gallery is accepting submissions for its upcoming exhibition, “Gendered Object: Barbie as Art.” The exhibition will focus on artists’ relationship and reinterpretation of an American Cultural Icon-the Barbie Doll for purposes of artistic expression and to address issues of objectification and identity. Artists can re-interpret this idealized plastic female “Barbie” and explore new dimensions and perspectives with unlimited bounds of imagination, while examining the impact of on our culture within the contexts of feminism, gay culture, and gender issues.

Deadline: May 5, 2012
More Info HERE

Adirondack Coast ARTWays Pilot Project
NCCCA Arts Center
(Plattsburgh, NY)

The Adirondack Coast ARTWays Project is a partnership between the NCCCA Arts Center and the North Country Chamber of Commerce, the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau and Clinton County, including the City of Plattsburgh. The ARTWays Project seeks original artwork by regional artists to depict specific themes, celebrations and events identified by the Destination Master Plan as core areas of importance including history, agritourism and outdoor recreation. The ARTWays project is designed to be an ongoing call for new artwork to represent the Adirondack Coast region with quarterly RFPs throughout the year. The theme for this inaugural round is “set sail” centered on the events, festivities and importance of Lake Champlain to our region. Artists of diverse mediums are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to: paint, ink, pencil, mixed media, textiles, mosaic, glass, recycled materials, photography, calligraphy, collage, fiber art, graphic art, etc.

Deadline: May 7, 2012
More Info HERE

6th Majestic National Juried Competition
Majestic Galleries
(Nelsonville, OH)

The 6th Majestic National Juried Competition 2012 is organized by Majestic Galleries of Nelsonville, OH. This year’s juror is Ken Emerick, Director of the Individual Artists and Percent for Arts Programs at the Ohio Arts Council.

Deadline: May 12, 2012
More Info HERE

Kinetic Sculpture or Interactive Robotics
Glass Curtain Gallery
(Chicago, IL)

Glass Curtain Gallery at Columbia College Chicago has a call for submissions from advanced emerging artists, graduate students, scientists and DIY inventors working with kinetic sculpture or interactive robotics. Submissions will be added to a section of an exhibition of kinetic artworks titled “The Research Lab,” devoted artworks and instructional, videos, drawings, etc. which embrace the spirit of Open Source/ DIY culture and present processes related to the creation of kinetic art or robotics. Submissions can include sculpture, instructional websites (think, make magazine), drawings,video, manuals, anything that fits within robotics, kinetic artwork, DIY invention. For more information, email:

Deadline: May 15, 2012

Call for Artists: Solo Exhibition Proposals
Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts
(New Castle, PA)

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts in New Castle, PA is currently seeking artists residing in the Mid Atlantic region to fill its 2013-2014 Solo Exhibition Schedule.

Deadline: May 18, 2012
More Info HERE

Call for Entries: Art Information
Roy G Biv Gallery
(Columbus, OH)

Roy G Biv Gallery is accepting submissions for its upcoming exhibition, “Art Information.” “Art Information” is an exhibition that explores contemporary artists’ use of research to inspire creativity. In an increasingly academic creative environment, artists are responding by collecting, re-interpreting, and finding meaning in information. This exhibition features various media strategies in representing an artist’s innovative archive. he exhibition is open to 2-D and 3-D works, ready to hang, and suitable for public viewing.

Deadline: May 26, 2012
More Info HERE

VOX VIII: Exhibition of Emerging Artists
Vox Populi
(Philadelphia, PA)

Vox Populi announces its open call for its Eight Annual Exhibition of Emerging Artists, VOX VIII. The jurors for this year’s exhibition, which will take place from July 6 – 29, 2012, are SculptureCenter curator Ruba Katrib and artist Marlo Pascual.

Deadline: June 6, 2012
More Info HERE

2013 Exhibition Season
Roy G Biv Gallery
(Columbus, OH)

Roy G Biv Gallery is accepting submissions for their 2013 exhibition schedule.  Each selected artist will be grouped with one to two other artists. Group proposals my be submitted with a show concept for the space.

Deadline: June 9, 2012
More Info HERE

Opportunity for Solo and Group Exhibitions
Gallery Gray

Gallery Gray is currently seeking artist submissions for online solo and group exhibitions.

Deadline: Rolling
More Info HERE


M.A.R. Manifest Artist Residency
Manifest Creative Research & Drawing Center
(Cincinnati, OH)

Manifest Creative Research & Drawing Center is accepting applications for its artist residency. he program is open to any serious emerging or established artist, including recent graduates from college art programs.

Deadline: April 9, 2012
More Info HERE

Summer Residency Program for Artists and Thinkers
The School of Making/ Thinking
(Roscoe, NY)

The School of Making Thinking (SMT) is a summer residency program where artists and academics think, create, and live together in a communal setting.  SMT’s mission is to create a unique environment where participants are able to create original work that challenges disciplinary conventions of art-making and thinking.

Deadline: April 15, 2012
More Info HERE

ACRE Artist Residency
(Steuben, WI)

The ACRE Residency Program takes place every summer in rural Southwest Wisconsin. Developed as a means to support emerging visual artists and musicians, the program provides artists with the opportunity to expand upon their individual practices as well as take part in optional programming within a collaborative community. Additionally, visiting artists are invited to conduct studio visits and present lectures, discussions, and workshops.

Deadline: April 20, 2012
More Info HERE


Call for Papers: Arts and Ethics
Trinity Western University
(Langley, British Columbia, CANADA)

Trinity Western University is soliciting proposals for its October Arts and Ethics Conference. There is long history surrounding the relationship between the arts and ethics. The arts affect individual identities, communities, and relationships between people and their environments. Each theory of the relation between arts and ethics leads to different views of the ways the arts are experienced and gives rise to different responsibilities for producers and experiencers of the arts. This conference explores the relations between arts and ethics through questions including: Do artistic forms enact ethics? Are there ethical responsibilities to art? Can the arts make communities ‘more ethical’?

Deadline: June 15, 2012
More Info HERE

Project Anywhere: Call for Proposals for Practice-Based Research Projects
University of Newcastle

Project Anywhere is a vehicle for the dissemination and peer validation of advanced practice-based artistic research at the outer limits of location-specificity. It is now relatively commonplace for contemporary art to transcend the spatial, temporal, geographic and technical limitations of conventional exhibition contexts. Meanwhile, artist academics still struggle with the problem of validation for practice-based research outcomes. Project Anywhere aims to provide a vehicle for the dissemination of art at the outermost limits of location-specificity; and facilitate peer validation for practice-based research in the arts with a view to addressing lingering bias toward the journal-based paradigm for assessing research quality.

Deadline: December 31, 2012
More Info HERE


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