Artist opportunities to submit and exhibit artwork seem to abound right now, not only on the East End but in the New York Metro area. Below are eight opportunities for artists to share their work or make something new (and maybe even win some prizes!). On tap are art and artist calls for sculptors, potters, artists, photographers, performance artists, musicians, artist collectives and more. There are even chances to make new art for good causes.
WATERMILL CENTER'S PERFORMANCE ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Deadline: April 1, 2017 at 5 p.m. EST
Performance artists are being sought for Watermill Center's 2018 Artist in Residency Program held at the Hamptons performance lab center. Artists and artist collectives are encouraged to apply for residencies of two to six weeks to develop projects in process or new works that critically investigate, challenge and extend the typical norms of performance. Artists are expected to share their process and works in progress with the public through artist talks, open rehearsals and workshops. Residencies take place from January to June and September to December.
The acceptance process is juried by a selection committee of international artists, academics and cultural leaders from a variety of disciplines. There is a $10 fee to apply.
For details and to apply online, click here.
HAMPTONS ART HUB'S SPRING JURIED ART COMPETITION
Deadline: April 9, 2017
Hamptons Art Hub is holding its second annual Spring Call for Art Competition in support of the theme “In Motion.”
Artists are encouraged to interpret the exhibition’s theme liberally to portray land, water, people and culture in motion. Images capturing art itself that's activated (or in motion) is encouraged. Submissions are accepted through Sunday, April 9, 2017. Artists can be based anywhere in the world. The Art Call is NOT restricted to artists in The Hamptons.
The competition will be judged by New York City gallerist Cheryl Hazan of Cheryl Hazan Gallery in Tribeca in New York City.
Winners of Best Overall Artwork, Best in Fine Art and Best in Fine Art Photography will receive a cash prize and a free Artist Directory Membership to showcase their art for one year at Hamptons Art Hub and the new Artists Art Hub to be unveiled in 2017. Selected art works will be featured in an online only exhibition at HamptonsArtHub.com. The exhibition opens the week of April 23, 2017.
Submissions will be accepted online only via email to email@example.com. Up to three art images will be accepted. The submission fee is $35.
For details, click here.
CALL FOR SCULPTURES FOR OUTDOOR SUMMER COMPETITION
Deadline: April 28, 2017
Studio 80+ Sculpture Grounds is holding an open call for sculpture submissions for their 2017 Summer Sculpture Showcase.
The Connecticut sculpture park and studio of Gilbert Boro has hosted a summer sculpture show every year since opened to the public in 2015. Set on 4.5 acres in Old Lyme, CT, the 2017 showcase will run from June 5 to October 27, 2017.
Sculptors can submit up to four works. Large-scale outdoor works are preferred. Small pedestal pieces can be exhibited in the ESB Gallery.
Studio 80+ is located 80-1 Lyme Street in Old Lyme, CT. www.sculpturegrounds.com.
For details and to submit, visit www.sculpturegrounds.com.
CALL FOR UNREPRESENTED ARTISTS "FROM THE BOROS"
Deadline: May 1, 2017
Denise Bibro Fine Arts has issued a call for artists for its fifth annual "Art in the Boros" exhibition. Artists must live in one of the five New York City boroughs and have no primary gallery representation. Studio visits will be held for the finalists with one to three artists invited to exhibited at Denise Bibro Fine Arts in 2017. Finalists will also be invited to exhibit in a large group show at the Chelsea gallery.
There is a $40 entry fee. To enter, complete entry form, submit a CD or USB drive with images and image information plus contact information and CV or resume and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to the gallery at the address below. For details, visit www.denisebibrofineart.com/links.
Denise Bibro Fine Arts is located at 529 West 20th Street, 4W, New York, NY 10011. www.denisebibrofineart.com.
CALL FOR ART FOR LONG ISLAND MUSEUM EXHIBITION
Deadline: May 1, 2017
The Islip Art Museum has called for art submissions for its 2017 open call in support of the theme "Duality: Glimpses from the Other Side.” The museum is encouraging artists to seek what’s hidden to find chaos in the mundane, the beauty in the ordinary, and the depravity in the wholesome. The show is curated by artist Scott Bluedorn.
The exhibition will be on display from June 24 until September 17 at the Long Island museum with an Opening Reception on July 8, 2017 from 8 to 11 p.m. The Islip Art Museum is located at 50 Irish Ln, East Islip, NY 11730. www.islipartmuseum.org.
Submissions must be received by May 1, 2017 and sent via email to IAMopencall@gmail.com. Up to three art works may be submitted. The Subject Line must state “OPENCALL_2017 Submission_your name” with the email providing image details that includes title, medium, size and date.
For submission details, click here.
ANNUAL SPRINGS MYSTERY ART SALE AND FESTIVAL CALL FOR ART
Deadline: May 1, 2017
The Springs School District has issued a call for donated 5 x 7 inch art for its annual "Springs Mystery Art Sale and Festival" to take place at Ashawagh Hall from May 11 to 13, 2017. Artists can donate one to four art in any medium (two or three-dimensional) including photography. Artists names are cloaked and will be exhibited alongside art made by students with all pieces sold for $20 each. The "mystery" of the creating artist will be revealed in a Closing Party and Live Auction on May 13, 2017.
A Submission Package can be requested by emailing email@example.com, visiting www.springsmysteryartsale.com or stopping by The Golden Eagle, 79 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. Submission Packages include paper to make the work (if required) and instructions. Free to apply.
For event and submission details, click here.
CALL FOR ART FOR WPPB BENEFIT EXHIBITION
Deadline: May 29, 2017
The South Street Gallery in Greenport on the North Fork is calling for artists to donate art for its second annual sale to support 88.3 WPPB Peconic Public Broadcasting. Artists are to create work on a 5 x 7 inch card or any other surface. All works sell for $50 to benefit 88.3 WPPB, an NPR station based in Southampton, N.Y. Art should be signed on the back as artist names remain a mystery until after purchase.
The submission deadline is Monday, May 29, 2017 (Memorial Day) at 6 p.m. The art sale will take place at the Greenport Village gallery on Saturday, June 3, 2017 with previews taking place on June 1 and 2, 2017. The South Street Gallery is located at 18 South Street, Greenport, NY 11944. www.thesouthstreetgallery.com.
CALL FOR CERAMICS
Deadline: June 15, 2017
The Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons has issued a call for its national juried exhibition, “Better Together- Ceramic Sets.” The gallery is seeking new work made within the last two years. Entries must revolve around the concept of "sets" with the work illuminating and illustrating unity and harmony exemplified by the relationship of one piece to another by size, shape, color or any other unifying concept or theme. The art call is juried by potter Hayne Bayless.
Up to three sets of works may be entered. Individual pieces cannot exceed 20 inches in any dimension. Clay must be the primary material. Entries must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with art images sent as jpeg attachments. Click here for full submission details.
Submission fee is $35 for non-members and $30 for members of the Clay Art Guild of The Hamptons. Selected pieces will be exhibited in "Better Together - Ceramic Sets" from August 5 to September 10, 2017 at the Celedon Clay Art Gallery & Shop in Bridgehampton, NY.
Celadon Clay Art Gallery & Shop is located at 128 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.hamptonsclayart.org.
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