Knock Knock: Opportunities for Artists

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


Drawing in the Now
The Poorwill Gallery
(Lubbock, TX)

The Poorwill Gallery is accepting submissions of drawing based work for a group exhibition: Drawing in the Now. Please forward applicable quality images along with resume/CV, artist’s statement, dimensions and any other supporting material to

Deadline: August 30, 2012

Call for Artist Books and Publications
Bethel University
(St. Paul, MN)

New publishing & printing technologies have given artists the means to make books, zines, newspapers, & other published materials inexpensively. This new wave of artist publications allows the realization of exciting new ideas. An exhibition of such artist books & publications will take place at Bethel University in Saint Paul, MN in Oct. 2012. The exhibition will be curated from the University collection and submissions from artists. Visitors will be allowed to handle books during the show. While all submissions are not guaranteed to be part of the exhibition, all books are welcomed into the Bethel University Collection of Artist Books & Publications for use in the classroom & future exhibition. If you’d like your book returned, include full return postage via USPS & adequate return packaging. Please do not send one-of-a-kind books. Email questions to: Please submit your book to: Lex Thompson
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55112 USA

Deadline: August 31, 2012

Contemporary Cartographies
Lehman College
(Bronx, NY)

Lehman College Art Gallery is looking for work for its upcoming exhibition Contemporary Cartographies (Feb. – May 2013). The exhibition will explore the language and imagery of maps in a broad range of media and styles.

Deadline: September 1, 2012
More Info HERE

Exhibition Opportunity
(Tarrytown, NY)

This fall, for the first time, Lyndhurst is inviting artists to exhibit inside a historic and unique structure, the skeleton of an 18,600 square-foot greenhouse built in 1880. Artists are encouraged to reinterpret the idea of scarecrows and to explore themes associated with the scarecrow as human surrogate, decoy, and silent observer. This open-air space is an opportunity for artists to interact with an extraordinary structure, and work with materials and/or themes that relate to the environment and our relationship to the natural world.

Deadline: September 1, 2012
More Info HERE

Opportunity for Exhibition
Seed Space
(Nashville, TN)

Seed Space is a lab for site-specific installation, sculpture, and performance-based art in Nashville. They are now accepting applications for a 2013 exhibition. They are particularly interested in (but not limited to) sound, video, installation or performance-based art that addresses themes of science and technology.

Deadline: September 10, 2012
More Info HERE

Morris Museum
(Morris, NJ)

The Morris Museum, a major New Jersey cultural institution, is seeking artwork by established and emerging artists who live and/or work in the New York/New Jersey region for an important, exciting, and fun exhibition focusing on the toy as an art medium. The Morris Museum is accepting submissions for any type of artwork, including but not limited to, mosaic, assemblage, or sculpture that focuses on the toy as the medium or as the tool used to produce it; where commercially produced products are transformed into something exquisite, unique, and exciting.

Deadline: September 15, 2012
More Info HERE

Art of Universal Design
Craft Studio Gallery
(Columbia, MO)

Universal Design is the design of products, environments, and communication to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. The Social Model of Disability suggests that it is society, and the barriers that exist in society, that cause an individual with physical or psychological differences to be disabled. More recent approaches to disability studies supplement that theory with an affirmative orientation, which promotes positive perceptions of diverse abilities through an emphasis on advantageous aspects of impairment and disability. Craft Studio Gallery invites artists to submit work in any media, including architecture and landscape design, that visually conveys Universal Design?

Deadline: September 19, 2012
More Info HERE

Outdoor Sculpture and Installation
Antioch University New England
(Keene, NH)

Whole Terrain, reflective journal of Antioch University New England’s Environmental Studies Department, is seeking original and innovative art for its 20th Anniversary juried outdoor art exhibition and sale to be held in early October in conjunction with Antioch’s initiative: Communicating Science. Workshops, performances, and seminars will be held amidst the exhibited art. Open to all artists: sculpture, sound, outdoor ephemeral installation. Awards and possibility of sale to Whole Terrain for permanent installation in Keene, NH.

Deadline: September 25, 2012
More Info HERE

Regarding the Third Dimension: Real or Imagined?
South Shore Art Center
(Cohasset, MA)

The South Shore Art Center invites entries that offer distinctive imaginative imagery, across all media within the theme of Regarding the Third Dimension: Real or Imagined?

Deadline: October 1, 2012
More Info HERE

Borders and Boundaries
Ohio University
(Athens, OH)

Borders and Boundaries seeks entries of photographic media that examine literal and figurative delineations of space and the control of the movement of bodies through space. The exhibition seeks to represent a range of practice, including still and moving imagery, to broadly address concerns about identity, social/political experience, territory, and landscape. The exhibition will feature a diverse representation of national and international artists working in photographic arts and a catalog will be published.

Deadline: October 31, 2012
More Info HERE

Tiny Cameras, Tiny Pictures
Ochosi Editions
(Glen Ellyn, IL)

Ochosi Editions is accepting submissions of cell phone photographs, Hipstamatic, Instagram, etc. The camera determines the dpi. Winning entries will be printed and framed by exhibition organizers. Works will become part of Benedictine University’s permanent collection. Digital images should be sent directly from camera phone to exhibition e-mail address with artist name in subject line. Email entries to: Entrants may send up to five entries $25 for three, $40 for five. Entry fees should be mailed to: Teresa Parker c/o Ochosi Editions, P.O. Box 2996, Glen Ellyn, IL 60138-2996.

Deadline: November 2, 2012

Watercolor II: Paper & Pigment
South Shore Art Center
(St. Charles, MO)

Foundry Art Centre invites entries for its upcoming juried exhibition of watercolors. Open to works painted in transparent watercolor on paper or paper derivative. No digital art, photography, prints or reproductions will be accepted.

Deadline: November 2, 2012
More Info HERE


Keyholder Residency
The Lower East Side Printshop
(New York, NY)

The Lower East Side Printshop New York invites emerging artists to apply for year-long studio residencies. The Keyholder Residency includes free 24/7 access to a large shared studio with printmaking facilities, $1,000 stipend, storage space and basic supplies, exhibition opportunities, educational programming, and support services. Artists from all disciplines are eligible: printmaking skills are recommended but not required, and basic instruction in printmaking and some Master Printer assistance is available at no cost.

Deadline: September 1, 2012
More Info HERE

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
(Waltham, MA)

The HBI (Hadassah-Brandeis Institute) is now accepting applications for its 2013 Artist-in-Residence Program. This residency provides artists the opportunity to be in residence at Brandeis University while working on a significant artistic project in the field of Jewish women’s and gender studies, and to produce an exhibition for the Kniznick Gallery at the Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) at Brandeis University. The residency will be 3 – 4 weeks in length, and will take place in March. The exhibition will immediately follow and be on view for a minimum of 8 weeks.

Deadline: October 15, 2012
More Info HERE


Grants to Individuals
Graham Foundation
(Chicago, IL)

The Graham Foundation is now accepting applications for its grant program. Grants provide individuals with opportunities to create, develop, and communicate a project about architecture and the designed environment that will contribute to their creative, intellectual, and professional growth at crucial or potentially transformative stages in their careers.

Deadline: September 15, 2012
More Info HERE

“Connecting Seas: Cultural and Artistic Exchange”
Getty Research Institute
(Los Angeles, CA)

The 2013–2014 academic year, “Connecting Seas: Cultural and Artistic Exchange,” at the Getty Research Institute and Getty Villa will be devoted to exploring the art-historical impact of maritime transport. The goal of this research theme is to explore how bodies of water have served, and continue to facilitate, a rich and complex interchange in the visual arts. The Getty Research Institute and the Getty Villa invite proposals focusing on artistic exchange and the transmission of knowledge across bodies of water from ancient times to the present day. Scholars actively engaged in studying the role of artists, patrons, priests, merchants, and explorers in oceanic exchange are encouraged to apply, and projects focusing on the Pacific are particularly welcome.

Deadline: November 1, 2012
More Info HERE


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