Knock Knock: Opportunities for Artists

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


2013 National Juried Exhibition
First Street Gallery
(New York, NY)

First Street Gallery is accepting submissions of oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, prints, mixed media, photography and sculpture for consideration in its upcoming juried exhibition.

Deadline: April 7, 2013
More Info HERE

Outdoor Art & Design Works
QF Gallery
(East Hampton, NY)

QF Gallery, both a curatorial project and traditional gallery space that opened in summer 2012 is seeking dynamic and functional outdoor works of art and design for the duration of summer 2013. They are seeking a broad range of contemporary works by artists, sculptors and furniture designers.

Deadline: April 19, 2013
More Info HERE

Capricious #14: Masculinity
(Brooklyn, NY)

Capricious is a magazine dedicated to showcasing emerging photographers. They are now accepting submissions for consideration in its upcoming issue: Capricious #14, which seeks to dismantle the social artifice and re-shape the meaning of “masculinity.” Artists should submit  4-12 photographs. All formats and colors are accepted.

Deadline: April 20, 2013
More Info HERE

Virginia Commonwealth University
(Richmond, VA)

Reni Gower, Professor, VCUarts, and Kristy Deetz, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, are seeking submissions of work with textile sensibility through elements of fabric and fabrication for consideration in an upcoming exhibition originating at the SECAC conference at Studio CTG. Artists may be represented by multiple works. Artists are responsible for shipping expenses. Exhibition closes on final day of conference. Works may be picked up at that time. Panel discussion will feature artists and scholars. Artists: send 3-5 jpegs of available works, artist statement, and cv. Scholars interested in addressing topic for publication and/or panel presentation: send abstract and cv.

Deadline: April 20, 2013

Gallery Fellowship
Phoenix Gallery
(New York, NY)

Phoenix Gallery is accepting applications for its fellowship program, juried by Carl E. Hazlewood. The Fellowship includes an 18 month sponsored membership at the gallery and a solo exhibition.

Deadline: April 22, 2013
More Info HERE

Cool + 2 Emerging Artists
Maryland Federation of Art
(Annapolis, MD)

MFA is accepting submissions of 2-D and 3-D artworks from artists 35 and under for consideration in its upcoming Cool + 2 exhibition.

Deadline: April 24, 2013
More Info HERE

Inside Out
Art, Design, and Architecture Museum
(Santa Barbara, CA)

Alexander Bogdanov, 2013 MFA Studio Art candidate at UC Santa Barbara, has put out an open call to emerging and established artists in all media, including painting, sculpture, textiles, photography, ceramics, architecture, and conceptual art. A single winning candidate will receive a $1,200 honorarium to represent Alexander Bogdanov in the three week-long group MFA Thesis Exhibition at the Architecture, Design, and Art Museum in Santa Barbara, CA.

Deadline: April 25, 2013
More Info HERE

A Time in Arcadia
Curious Matter
(Jersey City, NJ)

Curious Matter is accepting submissions for consideration in its upcoming exhibition, “A Time in Arcadia.” From Eden to Monsanto, plants are entwined in virtually every aspect of our lives and culture –– whether for nourishment, their medicinal properties or decorative appeal. In sources as divergent as Dutch landscape painting, herbals, or in the work of Andy Goldsworthy, Agnes Denes, or Rob Carter, plant life is abundantly represented in visual art. With the exhibition “A Time in Arcadia” Curious Matter will explore how contemporary artists engage with botany. A color catalogue will accompany the exhibition. All media will be considered. Artworks should not exceed 24″(framed) in any direction for wall hung work. Sculptures will be considered individually, but owing to space limitations small work is most appropriate. Video artists will need to provide their own equipment.

Deadline: April 25, 2013
More Info HERE

Fall 2013 Exhibitions
Soapbox Gallery
(Brooklyn, NY)

Soapbox Gallery is currently seeking artists for our Fall 2013 Exhibition. Visual arts, installations, and performance works will be considered. They are seeking work that questions the human identity, and the future of Man in a context of increasing integration between humans and machines, and of constant progress of science and technology.

Deadline: April 25, 2013
More Info HERE

The Laboratory, Version I
The Laboratory
(Easthampton, MA)

The Laboratory is an ongoing experiment in DIY Investigative ART happenings. The theme for The Laboratory V.1. is experimentation. The exhibition will take place on June 8, 2013 during Easthampton Art Walk. Laboratory Version 1 is housed in the defunct dye laboratory of an old textile mill in revived Easthampton, Massachusetts. Performance, Installation, Collections, 2D and 3D work accepted. Submit to

Submission Guidelines:
1-3 images of work that relate to the theme (Experimentation). 1MB/image or less.
250 words or less statement of how experimentation is relevant to your practice.
Resume and contact info.

Deadline: April 30, 2013

Small Works Show & Sale
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
(Solomons, MD)

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center is accepting submissions for consideration in its The Small Works exhibition and sale will feature pieces measuring 18 inches or less in all directions, including the frame (if applicable).  Artists may submit up to 6 works for inclusion in the exhibit. Wall hung art only will be accepted for this exhibit; no non-hanging art. All work is for sale; price may not exceed $450.

Deadline: May 1, 2013
More Info HERE

Solo Show
(Philadelphia, PA)

NAPOLEON, a collectively-run project space in Philadelphia, is accepting applications from artists for a solo exhibition, to take place in July. The show opens First Friday, July 5th and close July 26th. The artist will be responsible for supplying all materials required for displaying their work (framing, media equipment, pedestals, hanging wire, etc.). The artist will also be responsible for installation during July 1-5 and will deinstall the exhibition by July 27-28. Gallery dimensions and floor plan can be found on the website.

Deadline: May 8, 2013
More Info HERE

Call for Emerging Artists: Step Up 2013
Real Art Ways
(Hartford, CT)

STEP UP is now accepting applications from emerging artists. STEP UP is a series of six solo exhibitions open to emerging artists living in New York, New Jersey or New England. The STEP UP exhibition series seeks to provide emerging artists in the region an exhibition and publication opportunity at a critical moment in their careers. While artists are permitted to propose the exhibition of existing work, the jury places special emphasis on proposals that call for the creation of new work.

Deadline: May 13, 2013
More Info HERE

Ghosts of Catskills Exhibition
Catskill Art Society
(Livingston Manor, NY)

The Catskill Arts Society is accepting submissions of work in all media for consideration in its upcoming exhibition.

Deadline: May 15, 2013
More Info HERE

Curatorial Proposals
Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
(Brooklyn, NY)

MoCADA is accepting curatorial proposals that address its mission-related topics, for the 2014-2015 exhibition schedule. The 2014-2015 themes are: women’s rights, the economy and capitalism, and environmental justice. Artists and curators should thoroughly familiarize themselves with the museum’s mission and past exhibitions before submitting.

Deadline: May 15, 2013
More Info HERE

A Sense of Place 2013
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
(Augusta, GA)

Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is accepting submissions for consideration in its upcoming exhibition, “A Sense of Place.” Open to participants from throughout the United States, this thirty- third annual event seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by contemporary American artists.

Deadline: May 31, 2013
More Info HERE

Works on Paper II
Jeffrey Leder Gallery
(Long Island City, New York)

Jeffrey Leder Galley is accepting submissions of works on paper for consideration in its upcoming summer exhibition.

Deadline: June 8, 2013
More Info HERE

Call for Artists
ValleyArts Inc
(Orange, NJ)

ValleyArts Inc, the arts service and activist organization for the Valley Arts District of Orange and West Orange, NJ, seeks artists for solo and group exhibitions at multiple galleries and art spaces in the Valley Arts District as part of its 2013-2014 Orbiting Gallery exhibition series. Submissions are open to all artists working in all media.

Deadline: Rolling
More Info HERE


Summer Residency
(Steuben, WI)

ACRE is a non-profit based in Chicago. Its Residency Program takes place every summer in rural Southwest Wisconsin and is open to all national and international emerging visual and performing 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. ACRE’s 12-day residencies host 25-30 residents at a time. Additionally, visiting artists are invited to conduct studio visits and present lectures, discussions, and workshops.

Deadline: April 15, 2013
More Info HERE

Visiting Artist Residency and Recent Graduate Residency
Brooklyn Art Space
(Brooklyn, NY)

Brooklyn Art Space is accepting applications for their Visiting Artist Residency and Recent Graduate Residency programs. The Visiting Artist Residency allows artists to explore their practice and share their artistic experience with the Brooklyn Art Space community.  Each cycle, BAS offers one artist a subsidized semi-private studio membership for six months in addition to exhibition opportunities at Trestle Gallery. The Resident Artist is expected to lead one workshop, one art talk, and one critique during the residency.The Recent Graduate Residency Program is aimed at helping recent BFA and MFA graduates find a foothold in the art world after leaving school. Ten recent graduates are provided with six months of reduced rate membership ($149 per month), and inclusion in the Introductions exhibition each December.

Deadline: May 1, 2013
More Info HERE


Rhizome Commissions Cycle and Tumblr Internet Art Grant
(New York, NY)

Rhizome is accepting applications for its 2013-2014 Rhizome Commissions cycle, and its Tumblr Internet Art Grant. There are five Rhizome Commissions awards. Rhizome Commissions awards generally range from $1,000 to $5,000. This cycle, they will also have a specific focus on one project that addresses social issues and/or promotes individual advancement through education or participation. The Internet Art Grant will award three commissioning awards with a special focus on projects from emerging artists engaged with Tumblr.

Deadline: May 3, 2013
More Info HERE


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