Knock Knock: Opportunities for Artists

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


Coup D’Espace: Palimpset
Washington Project for the Arts
(Washington, DC)

For this exhibition, artists are invited to submit artwork in any medium that explores the concepts of layering and information. Selected artworks (once physically received) will be documented and hosted in an online archive. Each artwork’s documentation will be assigned a QR code. Each work of art will then be obliterated, white-washed, scraped away, etc, leaving few remnants of the original artwork. The appropriate QR code will then be transferred the original “surface” of the obliterated artwork. With the original archived to history, the new work will be an abstract geometric form. However, through the aid of technology (a QR Code Reader), the original artwork can resurface. It is this new, altered work that will be exhibited.

Deadline: July 16, 2012
More Info HERE

Lay of the Land
St. Louis Artists’ Guild
(Clayton, MO)

St. Louis Artists’ Guild is accepting submissions for “Lay of the Land,” an all-media exhibition open to artists exploring natural or urban landscapes and/or outdoor environments. Diverse interpretations of this theme are encouraged.

Deadline: July 17, 2012
More Info HERE

Open Call: Solo and Group Exhibition Opportunities
Moberly Area Community College
(Moberly, MO)

The Moberly Area Community College extends an open call to artists for a solo or group exhibition, to take place in November 2012 or January 2013. Each exhibition will run a minimum four weeks. Please indicate in your proposal the preference of month for which you are applying for. All media are encouraged to apply. Some financial assistance for shipment or travel is available. Submissions should include 10-15 high quality jpeg examples of work that would be indicative of the exhibition, an image list, a current cv, and an artist’s statement. Submissions should be emailed to Felicia Leach.

Deadline: July 18, 2012

No Printing Necessary
Arizona State University
(Hot Springs, AR)

No Printing Necessary is an exhibit that will focus on the use of the printmaking matrix in finished works of art, inspired by such artists as Abel Barroso, Betsabee Romero, Patrick Vincent (Twin Bee Press), and Tromarama. Printmaking is defined as the transfer of visual information from a matrix—a carved woodblock, etched plate, drawn lithography stone—to a substrate (for example, paper). But what if the information never leaves the matrix? What if a substrate isn’t necessary to convey an artist’s intentions? What if the matrix becomes a work of art itself? Open to all media as long as matrix serves as an element in piece or as piece itself. Email jpegs titled “LastName.Numerical.Title.jpg” and a corresponding image list with artwork title, date, dimensions, and media as an attachment to

Deadline: July 27, 2012

Engage: The Detroit Interactive Art Exhibition
Whitdel Arts
(Detroit, MI)

Whitdel Arts is accepting submissions for its first Detroit Interactive Art Exhibition in October 2012. his exhibition will feature a variety of installation-based art that allows the participant to engage with the artwork to create a unique experience while allowing the art to achieve its objective.

Deadline: July 31, 2012
More Info HERE

Prolonged Exposure
Recession Art at The Invisible Dog
(Brooklyn, NY)

Recession Art is accepting submissions for consideration in its upcoming exhibition “Prolonged Exposure.” Prolonged Exposure will ask how we can remain curious and speculative in a culture of desensitizing barrage and static. The exhibition will concentrate on artworks that plumb boredom’s latent energy, provoking a restlessness which precipitates a desire for change. Works may engage and subvert durational, automatic, repetitive, or tedious processes (lists, serial marks, obsessive indices), or otherwise seek to reframe  viewers’ attention through strategies of fatigue, banality, detachment, or excess. Visual artists who are accepted to a Recession Art Show receive a one-week exhibition at the Invisible Dog in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.  Video and performance artists who are accepted will negotiate directly with staff to plan a screening or performance schedule based on their needs. Open to all media.

Deadline: August 1, 2012
More Info HERE

Works on Paper: Juried Show
Beautiful Fields and Phatory Gallery
(New York, NY)

Beautiful Fields and Phatory Gallery are now accepting submissions for their juried exhibition of works on paper. Works must be two-dimensional works on paper, but this show is not subject matter specific.

Deadline: August 8, 2012
More Info HERE

Keeping Time
Kala Art Institute
(Berkeley, CA)

Kala Gallery announces Keeping Time, a call for entries exhibition open to all Untied States resident artists. The exhibition seeks work in all media that explores various aspects of marking, tracking, measuring or keeping time. Artists exploring the topic via drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, video, sound and performative works are encouraged to apply. Works will be selected by Lauren Davies, Kala’s Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs.

Deadline: August 11, 2012
More Info HERE

Diamond National Art Competition
The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs
(Hot Springs, AR)

The Fine Arts Center of Host Springs is accepting submissions for consideration in its Diamond National Art Competition. Two and Three-dimensional work is eligible.

Deadline: August 13, 2012
More Info HERE

Borders & Boundaries
Harwood Art Center
(Albuquerque, NM)

Harwood Art Center is accepting submissions of artwork  that explores the concepts of borders (be they constructed, imagined, imposed, or embraced) and how the boundaries that they define shape our identities, relationships, and politics for consideration in its upcoming exhibition, “Borders & Boundaries.” Open to all visual art-based media, ie: painting, sculpture, photography, video. Submissions should include contact info, up to 20 images of work, an image list, and an artist statement. Submissions should be emailed to

Deadline: August 15, 2012

How to Read a Book
University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
(Green Bay, WI)

The University of Wisconsin at Green Bay is accepting submissions for its hands-in exhibition of artists’ books, “How to Read a Book.”

Deadline: August 17, 2012
More Info HERE

Instructions Not Included
Artspace New Haven
(New Haven, CT)

Artspace is seeking artists/makers to participate in the exhibition Instructions Not Included: Tinker, Hack, Tweak, organized by Artspace’s Education Curator Martha Lewis. This exhibition, slated to run from November 9, 2012 to late January 2013, will construct a visual discussion around the creative possibilities of readymade culture. The exhibition will serve as a forum for reexamining industrial design, our daily environment, and the objects with which we surround ourselves. Artspace is putting out two calls for artists, one for Connecticut-based artists to participate in a project within Artspace’s gallery and one for regional artists to create temporary works for their building’s exterior.

Deadline: August 30, 2012
More Info HERE

The NEXUS: Exploring the Link Between Art & Science
University of Toledo CVA Gallery
(Toledo, OH)

The University of Toledo Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) invites submissions for a “Happening/Build” based on the theme: The Nexus: Exploring the Link between Art and Science. Artists are asked to submit proposals for a workshop/build/gallery event to take place January 7–February 3, 2013. This project will coincide with a mini-symposium that explores the connections between creativity and science. Interested artists should submit the following: Resume, Examples of Artwork, and Project proposal to

Deadline: August 31, 2012

Torpedo Factory Art Center Target Gallery
(Alexandria, VA)

As part of Fotoweek DC, Target Gallery will host a juried photography exhibition explores the theme “Upheaval,” whether in our own lives or throughout the world – illness, political unrest, and natural disasters are examples. This is a media specific photography exhibit that is open to all artists nationally and internationally.

Deadline: September 3, 2012
More Info HERE

Small Works NYC
Jeffrey Leder Gallery
(New York, NY)

Jeffrey Leder Gallery is seeking submissions for its juried small works show. Works should not exceed 12 inches in any direction. Drawing, printmaking, painting, photography and sculpture welcome.

Deadline: September 3, 2012
More Info HERE

Artist Exhibition Proposals
The Gallery at Penn College, Pennsylvania College of Technology
(Williamsport, PA)

The Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport, PA, is currently accepting entries for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 exhibition seasons. Solo or group entries in all media are scheduled for month-long exhibitions which include a reception and gallery talk.

Deadline: September 5, 2012
More Info HERE

HEREart Gallery Program
(New York, NY)

HEREart provides emerging and early career visual artists and curators the chance to exhibit work in an active, well-located multi-arts center. HEREart is accepting applications for its 2012-13 exhibition season.

Deadline: October 1, 2012
More Info HERE


Pontypool Artist-in-Residence
(Torfaen, WALES)

Addo is inviting applications from artist with a collaborative/ participatory approach for a sixth month residency beginning in August 2012. the residency offers the opportunity for an artist to develop their practice working with a wide range of Stakeholders involved in the regeneration of an historic market town and to contribute to a longer developmental process that will both critique existing arts and regeneration practice, and explore and develop new strategies for engaging artists within the regeneration of the area. The selected artist will receive a bursary of £12,000 for the sixth month period.

Deadline: July 31, 2012
More Info HERE

Photography Residency
King College
(Bristol, TN)

October 2012 will begin the first annual photography residency program at Kings College. They will host one photographer for one months, or two for two weeks each. The College will provide housing, dining in the college cafeteria, access to the photograph departmental resources, and a stipend of $500 for two weeks, or $1000 for a month.

Deadline: August 4, 2012
More Info HERE

MAPSpace Collaborative Workspace Residency
(Port Chester, NY)

MAPSpace is accepting applications for its collaborative workspace residence, a studio residency for collaborative artist teams (2+). Artist teams will take over the gallery space as a studio and create a unique work(s). At end of the residency the space will be opened as an exhibition, with a reception event. Studio will be open to the public at least 2 Saturdays (possibly more if project would benefit) during residency. Work should be unique and collaborative. It can be site-specific, community-based, interactive, performative, object-based or a combination, or a new form not listed. All forms will be considered, and quality of project is the primary criteria, but true collaborations and engagement with the surrounding community are encouraged.

Deadline: August 10, 2012
More Info HERE

Transparent Studio Residency
Bose Pacia
(Brooklyn, NY)

Bose Pacia invites artists to submit proposals for artist studio/residency use of their gallery space for six-week periods for October 2012 through March 2013. The program is open to artists of all media practices and they encourage innovative and experimental project proposals.

Deadline: August 18, 2012
More Info HERE

Accessibility2012: CMD+R Arts and Technology Residency
Cleveland State Community College
(Cleveland, TN)

Cleveland State Community College is accepting applications for its CMD+R Arts and Technology Residency. The two week artist residency will take place in Cleveland, Tennessee during the last two weeks of October. In addition to the creation of new works of art, the residency will also include weekly films, lectures, demonstrations and discussions involving the community, artists, students, and information technologists in a dialogue that brings awareness to the connections between technology, art and culture. Interested artists should work primarily with new media (film, video, interactive works, computer generated, reactive, internet, robotics, lasers, projection, video game, etc). Five artists will be chosen to spend two weeks on campus working with students in the creation of a new work of art for public display. All meals, housing and a small stipend are included. A printed catalog will also be produced (pending funding).

Deadline: August 20, 2012
More Info HERE

Windgate Established Artists Fellowship
(Brooklyn, NY)

UrbanGlass offers two Visiting Established Artist Fellowships to artists wishing to work in glass. Fellowships are for an eight week period and include access to all areas of the Studio on a scheduled basis, technical support and materials as stipulated in the fellowship agreement. Dates of Fellowship and budget will be discussed with the artist. The fellowship does not include room and board; however, each visiting artist receives an honorarium of $1,500 for his/her discretionary use.

Deadline: August 31, 2012
More Info HERE

Artist Residency
The Luminary Center for the Arts
(St. Louis, MO)

The Luminary offers residencies year-round from one week up to six months and applications are accepted on a rolling basis, up to one year in advance. The program supports emerging artists and curators by providing dedicated time and a supportive working environment including well-equipped studios, an individually structured professional development program and dedicated financial support.

Deadline: August 31, 2012
More Info HERE

Artist Residency
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
(Omaha, NE)

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is accepting applications for its artist-in-residence program, which provides artists with three-months of uninterrupted, self-directed work time, a live/work studio space, facilities access, and a $750 monthly stipend.

Deadline: September 30, 2012
More Info HERE


Expanded Artists’ Books: Envisioning the Future of the Book
Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College
(Chicago, IL)

The Center for Book & Paper Arts recently received an NEA Arts in Media grant in support of a new electronic publishing initiative, Expanded Artists’ Books. This grant will support an award of two $10,000 commissions for new artworks for the iPad. They are seeking artist proposals for projects that will exist on the iPad and as physical books. Artists are challenged to explore ways in which the artwork can take both virtual and physical forms, examining how the interplay between the two can engender comprehensive, powerful expression. Proposal should address how the project manifests within these two modalities. The commissioned artist must have the capability to create/deliver the iPad experience, experience creating physical books not required.

Deadline: September 15, 2012
More Info HERE


Issue 01: Call for Papers/ Articles
EMN8 Magazine

EMN8 is a new online publication focused on bringing together artists, designers, programmers, developers, scientists, and students in the interest of “new media.” They are seeking articles, stories, and featured projects related to the following: physical interactive experiences, data visualization, projects using screen based materials in conjunction with non screen based elements, new and exciting projects (screen based and not), interviews with commercially, artistically, or academically successful project developers / leads, encounters and experiences with great examples of intriguing new media, and sneak peeks at upcoming projects. Please send proposals to

Deadline: July 31, 2012

Call for Papers: From New Media o Old Utopias: “Red” Art in Data Capitalism
Leonardo Electronic Almanac

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) is inviting proposals from academics, critical theorists and artists for an issue investigating the relevance of communist utopianism to New Media Art’s ideological dispositions.

Deadline: September 15, 2012
More Info HERE

4th Annual Conference on Fine and Performing Arts: Call for Papers and Participation
The Athens Institute for Education and Research
(Athens, GREECE)

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes its 4th Annual International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts, 3-6 June 2013, Athens, Greece. The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars, researchers and students from all areas of Visual Arts and Performing Arts. They are soliciting 300-word abstracts for paper proposals.

Deadline: November 5, 2012
More Info HERE

Interfaces of Art and Cybernetics
Association of Art Historians Annual Conference
(Reading, UK)

Proposals are being sought for a session at the 2013 AAH Conference, “Interfaces of Art and Cybernetics.” This session redresses a longstanding lack of attention to cybernetics globally. Presenters may reconsider or generate new knowledge about generations and geographies of art and cybernetics, including practices that create, distribute and theorize art forms, concepts and histories; explore cybernetics in artistic environments; examine artistic play on logic and reason; consider how art or non-art agents treat cybernetics as a social and cultural paradigm, or explore what interfaces of art and cybernetics bode for intra and inter disciplinary research and practice.

Deadline: November 12, 2012
More Info HERE


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