Knock Knock: Opportunities for Artists

Apologies for the break from these– I’ve been hard at work for FIGMENT, which opens this weekend on Governors Island. Without further ado, this week’s collection of opportunities for exhibition, residencies, and grants.


Lori Ledis Emerging Curator Program
BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn
(Brooklyn, NY)

BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn is seeking applications for its Lori Ledis Emerging Curator Program.  They support the realization and vision of two emerging curators who are chosen through a competitive selection process and named a Lori Ledis Emerging Curatorial Fellow. The Program funds thematic group exhibitions of contemporary art focusing on Brooklyn artists.

Deadline: June 8, 2012
More Info HERE

MGC Juried Show
Manhattan Graphics Center
(New York, NY)

Manhattan Graphics Center invites printmakers to submit up to five prints for its second annual juried show. Stephen Fredericks of the New York Society of Etchers will be the guest juror. All forms of printmaking are encouraged. There is no size limitation.

Deadline: June 11, 2012
More Info HERE

Journey of Faith
O’Silas Gallery at Concordia College – New York
(Bronxville, NY)

The OSilas Gallery at Concordia College – NY is seeking submissions from artists for the Journey of Faith exhibition. The goal of this exhibition is to show how belief and faith are expressed today from the artist’s perspective. The exhibit will focus on the Christian faith. Artists who are selected will be matched with a church in Bronxville, NY and will be required to a visit that church and create an original piece in response to the space or their experience.

Deadline: June 15, 2012
More Info HERE

Seeking Art Inspired by Biology/ Biosciences
Art & Science Collaborations, Inc
(New York, NY)

Art & Science Collaborations, Inc, seeks submissions for its 14th annual art-science, juried competition exhibition. They seek original artwork inspired by the biological world, with a special interest in what lies beneath its surface, and/or reflects upon scientific research questions, processes, ethics, and the stunning discoveries being made in biology and the biosciences today.

Deadline: June 17, 2012
More Info HERE

Call for Proposals: Mural at TnT Scrap on Newtown Creek
Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC)
(Brooklyn, NY)

Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), in partnership with the TnT Scrap, seeks proposals for artwork to be installed on a large corrugated metal fence in Greenpoint, Brooklyn near the Newtown Creek at 1200 Manhattan Avenue.

Deadline: June 18, 2012
More Info HERE

Call for Artists: Governors Island Art Fair 2012
4heads/ Governors Island Art Fair
(New York, NY)

4heads summons independent artists working anywhere in any discipline to apply for the 2012 Governors Island Art Fair. Founded by 4heads, a group of working artists based in New York City, this event champions a new model for art fairs by putting the artists and the visitors first: both the exhibition space and admission to the fair are free.

Deadline: June 24, 2012
More Info HERE

Call for Loaned Art and Installations
Memorial Soan-Kettering Cancer Center
(New York, NY)

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is accepting submissions that relate to the theme, “Wishes and/or Dreams” for its exhibition space, the inFUSION Gallery. One of the world’s premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, operates a more personalized outpatient facility that focuses on delivering chemotherapy in a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing space. The Brooklyn Infusion Center resides on Atlantic Avenue and contains a designated gallery that displays a rotating installation. Any work that relates to this theme will be considered, regardless of medium. Work should be no larger than 5 feet wide by 5 feet high. For more details and information, interested artists can contact Molly Rottman, or Era Bani, Please include a brief résumé or CV with examples of works/website and a current phone number.

Deadline: June 25, 2012

5th Annual Summer Juried Exhibition
Sylvia White Gallery
(Ventura, CA)

Sylvia White Gallery invites artists to submit work for its 5th Annual Summer Juried Exhibition. Eligible entries include paintings, mixed media, works on paper, photography, sculpture, installation art, digital media, video and performance. There are no size restrictions, site specific installations are encouraged.

Deadline: June 30, 2012
More Info HERE

3rd International Painting Annual: Juried Exhibition-in-print
Manifest Creative Research Gallery & Drawing Center
(Cincinnati, OH)

The International PAINTING Annual is open to any artist submitting original works of art created in the years ranging from 2009 through 2012. Professionals and students in ALL disciplines are encouraged to submit.  Open to any media applicable to the practice of painting including but by no means limited to traditional painting media. Printmaking, digital/new media, photography, sculpture, drawing, installation, etc., are all possibly valid. Essays: Written entries can be in any form (poetic, critical, historical, technical, philosophical) but should be directly relevant to the practice of painting and must be original works with proper citation for quoted material. Length of written entries should be limited to 1500 words.

Deadline: June 30, 2012
More Info HERE

Owens State Community College
(Toledo, OH)

The Walter E. Terhune Gallery at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio is seeking solo or group exhibition proposals for the 2013- 2014 season that addresses the theme of “food”. They welcome all 2-D, 3-D or installation work in a variety of mediums. Please send the following in a digital format (PDF or JPG files) via email:

1. Cover letter including explanation of exhibition/plan
2. Resume/Bio
3. Artist statement(s)
4. 10-20 JPG files. (size to 1200 pixels on the longest side)
5. Image list including title, medium, size, hanging requirements
6. Workshop or lecture proposal (not required but desired)

Submit your materials via email to:

Deadline: July 1, 2012

Opportunity for Solo Exhibition
Dacia Gallery
(New York, NY)

Dacia Gallery invites emerging and established artists to submit artwork for an opportunity to have a Month-Long Solo Exhibition this summer. 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: July 19, 2012
More Info HERE

GLITZ: art that sparkles
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
(Solomons, MD)

Glitz seeks works that contains over-the-top embellishments, elements, colors, and designs. Artists that create art that sparkles, twinkles, shines, glitters, glistens, and gleams are encouraged to respond to this call. Glitz will be installed in the Main Gallery with a backdrop of an illuminated holiday light show. All media welcome; small to large-scale installations; new media encouraged; indoor and outdoor works accepted; cash awards.

Deadline: July 31, 2012
More Info HERE

Hoyt Mid Atlantic Juried Art Exhibition
Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts
(New Castle, PA)

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts is accepting submissions for its juried art exhibition. Open to artists 21 and over living in the Mid Atlantic States: DE, MD, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, W.VA, and Washington DC working in 2D and 3D media.

Deadline: August 3, 2012
More Info HERE

DeLuce Clay National
Northwest Missouri State University
(Maryville, MO)

Northwest Missouri State University is accepting submissions for this year’s “DeLuce Clay National,” which will display a broad range of approaches to the use of clay and ceramics as an expressive medium.

Deadline: August 3, 2012
More Info HERE

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

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

2012 Harnett Biennial of American Prints
University of Richmond Museums
(Richmond, VA)

Artists are invited to enter national print exhibition in the Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums, October 23 to December 9, 2012. Open to all artists residing in the United States. Entries must be in the category of printmaking using any traditional and/or experimental techniques and media. Eligible entries include photographs on paper, and prints on paper using, but not limited to, such media as intaglio, relief, planographic, stencil, monotype, and digital processes.

Deadline: August 8, 2012
More Info HERE

Wanna Play?
Union Street Gallery
(Chicago, IL)

Union Street Gallery seeks submissions of art inspired by toys and games, old and new, real or imagined, for its national juried exhibition, “Wanna Play?”

Deadline: August 15, 2012
More Info HERE

Approach: A Performance Art Exhibition
Lexington Art League
(Lexington, KY)

Approach is an exhibition exploring situations of separateness and/or the search for harmony as a theme in performance art. Works proposed and submitted to this show will focus on engagement with self, the audience and/or the surrounding environment and will exist within the genre of performance art, or video or photographic documentation of performative actions/works. Proposals and entries for this show can include photographic and/or video documentation of previous interventions and/or on-site performance works with or without an installation art component.

Deadline: September 7, 2012
More Info HERE


Mabou Mines/ Suite Resident Artist Program
Mabou Mines
(New York, NY)

Mabou Mines is now accepting applications for its artist in residence program. The program is open to emerging artists working in any discipline who reside in New York City or Minnesota.

Deadline: June 15, 2012
More Info HERE

Residence Scholarships
Künstlerhaus Lukas
(Ahrenshoop, GERMANY)

Künstlerhaus Lukas is accepting applications for residence scholarships. Künstlerhaus Lukas is a place of artistic work and international gathering. It promotes professional artists in the genres of fine arts, literature, dance and music through the awarding of residence scholarships. Up to seven holders of scholarship can work and stay at Künstlerhaus Lukas at the same time. There are seven rent-free apartments available. Four of them consist of a living room and a studio; three of them consist of a combined study and living room. Additionally, three small workshops are available free of charge: for photography, graphic prints and bookbinding.

Deadline: July 30, 2012
More Info HERE

Residence Support Program
Akiyoshidai International Art Village
(Yamaguchi, JAPAN)

The Residence Program provides a time and place for artists to experience new encounters and carry out experiments to guide their their future projects. Participating artists are expected to bring new ideas to the local culture and people while they, in turn, will hopefully acquire new perspectives through these fresh encounters. As a result of the residence program, the artists will convey their new experiences, gathered from the local lifestyle and our particular geographic situation, to their next destination. Artists receive travel expenses, accommodation, studio, production expenses of 200,000 yen, and a per diem of 2,800 yen per day.

Deadline: July 31, 2012
More Info HERE


Craft Research Fund Grants
The  Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
(Hendersonville, NC)

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is now accepting applications for exhibition research, project, and graduate research grants.

Deadline: July 2, 2012
More Info HERE

Individual Artist Awards
The Santo Foundation
(St Louis, MO)

The Santo Foundation is accepting applications for its Individual Artist Awards. All mediums of visual art are eligible including video/performance and audio. Graduate School candidates are eligible as well as mid-career to mature artists. This is an international call and all artists are welcome to apply regardless of nationality.

Deadline: July 31, 2012
More Info HERE


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