Knock Knock: Opportunities for Artists

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


Call for Installation and Video Artists
The Penitentiary
(Astoria, NY)

The Penitentiary is accepting applications from installation-based and video artists with interest in collaboration. Works will be on view to the public in an abandoned space in Estonia starting June 1st. Those with Eastern European backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. Please send a resume, artist statement, and at least five images/ clips of work to

Deadline: March 15, 2014
More Info HERE

Curatorial Open Call: the Franchise Program
(New York, NY)

apexart’s Franchise Program open call is an opportunity for anyone to submit a proposal for an idea-driven group exhibition taking place anywhere in the world—except New York City. Three winning shows will be part of apexart’s 2014–15 exhibition program.

Deadline: March 15, 2014
More Info HERE

Third Culture Projects
Oregon Arts Commission, University of Oregon
(Salem, OR)

The University of Oregon and Oregon Arts Commission seek artists interested in conversation and collaboration with a leading-edge integrative science community. Drawing on cross disciplinary awareness, Third Culture Projects will bring artists into conversation with the Lewis Integrative Science community for mutual inquiry and advancement. The first phase of this project, Third Culture Conversations, will be held during a three-day gathering May 28-30, 2014, on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene. 20 invited artists will join members of the LISB community for informal conversations and presentations, which will be documented and published in convening notes distributed electronically and in print.

Deadline: March 28, 2014
More Info HERE

Call for Submissions: Art on Paper
Weatherspoon Art Museum
(Greensboro, NC)

The Weatherspoon Art Museum is currently accepting submissions for its biennial exhibition, Art on Paper, which will be held in Fall 2014. This exhibition presents a broad range of contemporary art in which the use of paper, either as a surface or material, is a primary consideration.

Deadline: March 28, 2014
More Info HERE

Fall New York City Open Call
Know Now Gallery
(New York, NY)

The Know Now Gallery is accepting submissions of work completed in the last twelve months for consideration in their upcoming September exhibition in New York City.

Deadline: March 30, 2014
More Info HERE

Art in the Garden
Studio Montclair
(Short Hills, NJ)

Studio Montclair is accepting submissions of works or proposals for consideration in their upcoming outdoor sculpture exhibition at greenwood Gardens in Short Hills, NJ.

Deadline: March 30, 2014
More Info HERE

2016 Call for Entry
The Arts Center Gallery
(Saratoga Spring, NY)

The Arts Center Gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY invites emerging and established visual artists to submit images of recent original artwork to their 2016 Call For Entry. Submitting artists are considered for solo, two-person or group exhibitions based on technical strength and interpretive or conceptual themes. Strong preference is given to work within one series or concept. Curatorial proposals are encouraged from those interested in designing and mounting an exhibition of artwork other than their own.

Deadline: March 31, 2014
More Info HERE

Call for Submissions for 2015 Exhibition Season
Soo Visual Arts Center
(Minneapolis, MN)

Soo Visual Arts Center is seeking submissions for consideration in their 2015 exhibition season.

Deadline: March 31, 2014
More Info HERE

Identity Show
Loft 594 Studios and 594 Gallery
(Brooklyn, NY)

The 594 Gallery is seeking submissions for its April Identity Performance Night and its May Identity Art Show.

Deadline: April 1, 2014 for Performance Night and April 24, 2014 for Art Show
More Info HERE

Call for Art: Art and Afterlife
Independent Curator
(Washington, DC)

An Independent Curator seeks work relating to spirituality, religious beliefs or lack thereof for an exhibition proposal, “Art and Afterlife: an American Perspective,” to be mounted at a museum in Washington, DC in 2016. Send a link to website or attach images to Please write Art and Afterlife in subject line and include a short paragraph in the body of the e-mail describing how the work is related to the exhibition theme.

Deadline: April 1, 2014 

Sunroom Project Space Open Call
Wave Hill
(Bronx, NY)

Wave Hill announces a call to artists for its 2015 Sunroom Project Space Program. The Sunroom Project Space is a venue for New York-area emerging artists to create site-specific work or a special project to be exhibited in a six-week solo show in one of the two windowed sunrooms in Wave Hill’s Glyndor Gallery. Five artists will be selected for 2015.

Deadline: April 18, 2014
More Info HERE

Commissioned Sculpture
Union Congregational Church
(Montclair, NJ)

Union Congregational Church located in Montclair, NJ is soliciting artists for a commissioned sculpture that will reside in their Centennial Garden. The Centennial Garden is an outdoor garden space where congregants can elect for their ashes to be interred upon their passing. Due to the nature and purpose of the space, the artwork should evoke a respectful and peaceful emotion from the viewers. The projected budget for the sculpture including installation is $10,000.00. Once accepted, the completed work should be available for installation no later than August 31, 2014. Images of art work may be submitted in the form of JPGs or a URL. Please ensure that your images are clearly labeled with the artist’s name, title of the work, date and dimensions. All submission materials should be received by Union Congregational Church at 176 Cooper Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043 on or before April 30, 2014.

Deadline: April 30, 2014
More Info HERE

Art of the Paranormal
banfill-locke Center for the Arts
(Fridley, MN)

banfill-locke Center for the Arts seeks original artwork that is about or inspired by the Paranormal. UFO’s, cryptids, ghosts, etc. The juried exhibition will take place in August 2014 near Minneapolis, MN.

Deadline: April 30, 2014
More Info HERE

Call for Exhibition Proposals
The Janalyn Hanson White Gallery/Mount Mercy University
(Cedar Rapids, IA)

The Janalyn Hanson White Gallery at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa invites submissions for one-month exhibitions during the 2014-2015 academic year. An artist lecture and opening reception are included with the exhibition. Interested parties should submit a CV, artist statement, and a link to 10 images of current work to

Deadline: May 1, 2014
More Info HERE


BRIC House Fireworks Residency and Commission
BRIC House
(Brooklyn, NY)

The BRIC House Fireworks Residency is designed to bring together teams of individual artists of different disciplines who share a vision, and provide them with technical and financial resources to facilitate the collaborative development of creative projects that cross or erase artistic boundaries. Two projects will be selected. The first will be in residence at BRIC House (Brooklyn, NY) in December 2014/January 2015 and will receive a $15,000 commission. The second project will be in residence December 2015/January 2016 and will receive a $30,000 commission. Projects must include two of BRIC’s three disciplines: Performing Arts, Contemporary Art, Media. Artist teams must include at least one person with a Brooklyn affiliation (lives in, works in, born in the borough).

Deadline: March 24, 2014
More Info HERE

Studio Residency
SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery
(New York, NY)

SOHO2O Chelsea Gallery is a non-profit artist-run gallery that has been promoting the work of women artists through gallery exhibition and public programming since 1973. The Three-month Studio Residency Program awards one artist with a studio space in the heart of Chelsea, providing opportunity to create, experiment and exchange ideas while engaging with an international art community. The program is open to both men and women working in a variety of media.

Deadline: March 28, 2014
More Info HERE

Hill House Artist Residency
ISLAND (Institute for Sustainable Living, Art and Natural Design)
(Bellaire, MI)

ISLAND Hill House Artist Residency is accepting applications for its June – November residency season. Juror selected artists are awarded time and space to create new work, with a two to four week stay in a semi-secluded log cabin near East Jordan, Michigan.

Deadline: April 1, 2014
More Info HERE

Artist Residency
New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation (NARS)
(Brooklyn, NY)

The NARS Foundation offers a residency program that supports emerging and mid-career artists as well as artists with established national and/or international reputations for whom a change of environment may offer refreshment and inspiration. The program offers full and partial residential fellowships for a minimum of three month and up to twelve months. The number of awards and the amount may vary depending on sponsorship available at the time of application.

Deadline: April 1, 2014
More Info HERE

Summer Artist and Writers Residency
(Chapala, MEXICO)

360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE artist and writers residency located in Chapala, Mexico. Residents receive a private, fully equipped live/ work space, wi-fi and a food stipend of $1000 pesos. International visual artists, writers, photographers and musicians can apply for 1, 2 or 3-month residencies through CAFÉ.

Deadline: April 5, 2014
More Info HERE

Epic Epoch Artist Residency
Con Artist Collective
(New York, NY)

Con Artist Collective seeks applications for its new Epic Epoch Artist Residency Program.

Deadline: ROLLING
More Info HERE

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