Knock Knock: Opportunities for Artists

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


June Installationz
ARTs East New York
(Brooklyn, NY)

This June, ARTs East New York is hosting a pop-up gallery tour and invites artists in all disciplines to submit work for exhibition relating to the following three themes: “I ART East New York;” “Juneteenth: A Revelation of Freedom ;” “Threadz: Untwining Mistaken Messages Within the Fabric of Hip Hop.” All three exhibitions will be part of a one-night pop-up gallery tour on June 22nd in East New York.  I ART East New York will be displayed in establishments around the New Lots Triangle.  Juneteeth will be showcased about the perimeter of the New Lots Library.  Threadz will have a month long run at the ARTs East New York gallery. ARTs East New York will charge a 10% commission fee for any works sold during the show.

Deadline: May 23, 2012
More Info HERE

Call for Temporary Outdoor Sculpture for Myrtle Ave
Myrtle Avenue BID
(Brooklyn, NY)

Myrtle Avenue BID is accepting proposals for temporary outdoor sculpture. Grants of up to $7000 are available.

Deadline: May 23, 2012
More Info HERE

Figure it Out
Craft Studio Gallery
(Columbia, MO)

Whether a finished piece, or a work in progress, this exhibit aims to show the life force within the figure, and showcase how the human form guides the artistic process in this dynamic exhibition. All media are welcome.

Deadline: May 30, 2012
More Info HERE

Midwest Center for Photography
(Wichita, KS)

The Midwest Center for Photography is accepting submissions for its upcoming exhibition, “Vacate.” This group exhibition celebrates photographs interpreting the vacation season. All photographic media is welcome; black & white gelatin silver prints, color c-prints, digital prints, alternative processes, etc.

Deadline: June 1, 2012
More Info HERE

2012 CCNY Annual Juried Photography Competition
Camera Club New York (CCNY)
(New York, NY)

The Camera Club of New York (CCNY) announces an open call for applications for its Annual Juried Photography Competition. Photographers and photo-based artists working in any genre are eligible to apply. Applicants are encouraged to submit a cohesive body of work.

Deadline: June 4, 2012
More Info HERE

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

Vox Populi announces an open call for its Eighth 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

No Dead Artists Juried Exhibition 
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
(New Orleans, LA)

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery announces the Call for Artists for the 16th Annual No Dead Artists National Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art. The exhibition will take place September 4-29, 2012.

Deadline: June 15, 2012
More Info HERE

In Practice Project Series
Sculpture Center
(Long Island City, New York)

Sculpture Center invites artists to submit proposals for new projects and installations to be presented beginning in January of 2013 as part of its “In Practice” program. The “In Practice” program supports artists in creating new work for exhibition at SculptureCenter. Artists selected for the program will receive a $500 honoraria and up to $1500 in production support. The level of production support will depend on the scope of accepted works and available funding.

Deadline: June 24, 2012
More Info HERE

2013 Gallery Submissions
Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC)
(Glen Falls, NY)

LARAC invites new and emerging artists to submit images of original, recent work for jury for its 2013 exhibition season. Submitting artists will be considered for solo, two-person, or grouped exhibition. Preference given to artists residing locally and in the regional Northeast. Acceptance includes exhibition publicity with opening reception and marketing with postcards, press releases, social media and website promotion.

Deadline: June 30, 2012
More Info HERE

6th New Works Festival
Panndora Productions
(Santa Ana, CA)

New plays, full length or long one acts (over 60 minutes), which have not been previously produced are eligible for consideration for the 6th Annual Festival of New Works, to be held September 28, 29, 30, 2012, at the Empire Theatre in Santa Ana, CA, home of Theatre Out.

Deadline: July 1, 2012
More Info HERE

Call for Entries: Politicizing Aesthetics
University of South Dakota
(Vermillion, SD)

The University Art Galleries invites professional artists to submit entries to “Politicizing Aesthetics.” Contemporary artworks in any 2D and 3D media are welcome. They seek works that address current political and social issues, such as debt, war, human rights; works that explore the body politic; and works that examine the relationship between politics and aesthetic form. For more information, email: 

Deadline: July 6, 2012

Space 1026
(Philadelphia, PA)

Space 1026 Studios & Gallery is holding an open film and video call for the upcoming screening series Traps. Work submitted will be shown on one of three screening dates and should address themes related to physical or psychological entrapment: the notion of being hemmed-in or tied down; issues of deception and struggle; the nature of control as it relates to capture and possession; getting stuck and unstuck.

Deadline: July 22, 2012
More Info HERE

Homage: Past Influences
Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center
(Alexandria, VA)

Torpedo Factory Art Center is accepting submissions for its exhibition, “Homage: Past Influences.” This is a juried exhibition that invites artists to submit work that pays respect or dedication to past influences. This is an all-media exhibit open to all artists nationally and internationally.

Deadline: August 6, 2012
More Info HERE


Jentel Artist Residency Program
Jentel Foundation
(Banner, WY)

The Jentel Foundation awards one month residencies throughout the year to visual artists in any medium and writers in fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. The residency is located in a spectacular setting on a working cattle ranch in the foothills of Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains 20 miles SE of Sheridan. The award includes a spacious house with common living, dining and recreating areas; a library; a large private bedroom; and a separate low tech/equipment based private studio with wifi. Studio spaces are available for four visual artists and two writers each session. Residencies run from the afternoon of the 15th of one month to the morning of the 13th of the following month.

Deadline: September 15, 2012
More Info HERE


Call for Arts Stories: Expanding Our Vision for Arts in Education
Harvard Educational Review

Expanding our Vision for the Arts in Education intends to push beyond traditional understandings of arts teaching and learning to consider how education in and through the arts best suits today’s sophisticated learners. It will bring together the voices of practitioners, researchers, and youth who engage in innovative arts learning, to provide a launch-pad for ideas that will push the boundaries of what arts education looks like (or may look like) in our current educational system. As part of this project, Harvard Educational Review is looking for stories from children, youth, and adult arts learners that address the question, “How have the arts “expanded your vision?”

Deadline: June 1, 2012
More Info HERE

Call for Papers
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
(Asheville, NC)

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, along with the Buckminster Fuller Institute and the University of North Carolina at Asheville, will present a 3-day conference exploring Buckminster Fuller’s Legacy, including his forward-thinking work during the two summers he was at Black Mountain College (1948 & 1949) as well as his innovative work in architecture, engineering and design science in the decades after BMC. In addition to panels and presentations, the conference will include an experiential Design Science Day held outdoors on the UNC Asheville campus on Saturday, September 29th. Papers, performances, multi-media and panel proposals in all relevant disciplines are welcome. Abstracts of 400-600 words should be submitted to Brian Butler or Alice Sebrell.

Deadline: June 30, 2012

Call for Papers
Dada/ Surrealism

The journal Dada/Surrealism invites submissions for a special issue on exhibitions and display practices. They seek essays that illuminate the relationship of Dada and Surrealism to exhibitionary practices past and present, from studies of early artist-organized events to considerations of recent blockbuster exhibitions and museum installations. Submissions (from any discipline or perspective) that consider other intersections of the concepts “exhibition” or “display” with Dada, Surrealism, their histories, or legacies are also welcome.

Deadline: Abstracts: October 1, 2012; Completed essays: March 1, 2013
More Info HERE


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