Sunday, November 19, 2017

Call for Art - 2018 El Corazon Exhibition - Bath House Cultural Center

Exhibition Dates: February 3-March 17, 2018

Entries Deadline: Saturday, January 6, 2018
Applications close at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time Zone, on deadline date.

All entries must be submitted online at

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The Bath House Cultural Center and exhibition curator, Jose Vargas, invite visual artists to submit entries for the 24th Annual El Corazón art exhibition.
Since 1993, Mr. Vargas has organized the El Corazón art exhibition in Dallas. This popular exhibition is a beloved annual tradition at the Bath House Cultural Center that gives artists an opportunity to create various artistic interpretations of the human heart. This passionate and eclectic exhibition features a variety of ideas, styles, and concepts inspired by the heart (El Corazón), an important and universal symbol in art.

SUGGESTED THEME: Hearts and Music
Listening to music can be good for the heart. When you hear music, what feelings do you experience? Well, put those feelings onto a canvas (or other media). Think of this exhibition as El Corazón with a musical slant! Create a piece of art based on a favorite song, or a particular style of music, or musician. Or, perhaps, you can do a combination of a heart and a musical instrument. When it comes to combining the symbol of the heart and the concept of music, the possibilities are limitless.

For more details and to download a PDF version of the exhibition prospectus, visit:

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Thursday, November 16, 2017


AUSTIN, TEXAS —November 15, 2017 —Art in Public Places (AIPP), a program of the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department, announces Wander, a new public artwork that offers an immersive choose-your-own-adventure experience throughout downtown Austin. Created by artists Chris Gannon, Chadwick Wood and Brockett Davidson, with contributions from local authors and illustrators, the work comprises a mobile- optimized web app with four unique digital journeys and a sculptural starting point, entitled “Beacon,” sited near the entrance of Austin’s new Central Library. Wander will debut on December 9 from 3-5PM at a free public celebration at the Central Library, located at 701 Cesar Chavez in Austin.

“Wander perfectly exemplifies the unique and ongoing collaboration between Austin’s art and technology communities,” remarked Meghan Wells, Manager of the Cultural Arts Division. “Through this innovative installation, locals and tourists alike will be transported on literary adventures across downtown and will engage with the City in exciting and unexpected new ways.”

To access the installation, participants will begin at the “Beacon,” a nine-foot steel sculpture (the only physical component of the artwork) located at the 2nd Street entrance to the Central Library. At this location, users can open the mobile-optimized web-app ( on their phones to view four possible narratives, each comprised of a new work of fiction and companion illustrations created by Austin writers and illustrators. Once users select a story, they will receive the first chapter of their chosen adventure. Each chapter ends with a choice of action for participants, which will determine the next locations that they must reach to find out what happens in their story.

Local authors Lucas Schaefer, Jessica Topacio Long, Janalyn Guo, and Fernando Flores were selected to write the stories for Wander through a city-wide competition held by the artists in 2015. Each narrative was then illustrated by artists Brockett Davidson, Matt Rebholz, Hallie Rose Taylor, and Brian Maclaskey.

The Wander stories are intended to appeal to a wide age range, with two that are enjoyable for children and two that are appropriate for more mature audiences. The entire project is available in English and Spanish and the web app is accessible for the blind and visually impaired community. For those who prefer a more analog experience, the team has created a series of printed books of the stories which will soon be available at Austin Public Library branches throughout the City.

The December 9 launch event will include a discussion with the artists, readings from the participating authors, and a demonstration of the project for attendees wishing to begin their journey that day. Select locations will have surprises, and awards will be given to the group that makes it through the most chapters of a story. The event is family-friendly and free to all.

For images of the Wander project, click here.


City of Austin Cultural Arts Division
The Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department provides leadership and management for the City’s cultural arts programs and for the development of arts and cultural industries. The Cultural Arts Division is responsible for the Cultural Arts Funding Programs, Art in Public Places Program, community-based arts development, and programs to assist the development of film and creative industries in Austin.

The Art in Public Places Program (AIPP) acquires and maintains works of art for City facilities and parks through commissions, donations, and loans for the cultural enrichment of Austin’s community. For more information, visit

About the Wander Team
Chris Gannon grew up in East Texas and has lived in Austin since 2001. He is currently designing buildings and interiors at Michael Hsu Office of Architecture.

Chadwick Wood moved from San Antonio to Austin in 1998 to study at UT. After graduating, he spent a few years in San Francisco and then decided to come home. He designs and develops creative software at Coffeeshopped.

Brockett Davidson is an architect, artist, and designer. Earnest in his pursuit of minimalism and honesty in design, the architecture and natural landscapes of the Southwest, Japan, and Mexico have been influential in shaping his approach/work.

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Dubai Design Week DXBDW weekend programme 


17 November | 5pm – 6pm
DXBDW Mainstage – Building 4, Dubai Design District (d3)

A compelling presentation of how design and design thinking is vital to any innovation and growth agenda. Mauro will explore how designers are working side-by-side within businesses to delight audiences and consumers by creating incredible experiences, sharing amazing stories and engaging them in exciting ways.

About Mauro Porcini

Mauro Porcini joined PepsiCo in 2012 as its Chief Design Officer. In this newly created position, Mauro is infusing design thinking into PepsiCo’s culture and is leading a new approach to innovation by design that impacts the company’s product platforms and brands, which include Pepsi, Lay’s, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Tropicana, Doritos, Cheetos, Quaker, Mirinda, Sierra Mist and SunChips. His focus extends from physical to virtual expressions of the brands, including product, packaging, events, advertising, retail activation, architecture, and digital media.

Prior to joining PepsiCo, Mauro served as Chief Design Officer at 3M, where his mission was to build and nurture a design sensitive culture in a technology driven and global corporation.

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated approximately $63 billion in net revenue in 2016, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our fundamental belief that the success of the company is inextricably linked to the sustainability of the world around us.

For further information please visit PepsiCo

17 November, 2017

Dubai Design District (d3)

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Monday, November 13, 2017

From Bristol to Shanghai

Part of the 4th West Bund Art & Design, ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng is a special exhibition programme curated by the internationally renowned contemporary art magazine ArtReview Asia. Projects in ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng, by artists from around the world, occupy spaces inside the fair venue and along the bank of West Bund. This year, 29 invited artists from 16 countries will present 32 works – 13 of which are new.

Works on show in this year’s ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng range from sculpture and painting to site-specific installation, moving image and performance. Eleven of them are located outdoors. They can be found at the plaza in front of West Bund Art Center’s main entrance, along the riverside on Longteng Road, and at CAMP3399, a public park opposite the Long Museum. The works, connect various areas of in the greater West Bund area, creating a metropolis of art for the West Bund area.

The 22 sculptures included in this edition of ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng can be found both indoors and outdoors, and are by artists including the late Hans Josephsohn, regarded as one of the most important Swiss sculptors, British postwar sculptor Lynn Chadwick, and Chinese artists Ding Yi and Zhou Li, who are known for extending concepts of painting into physical space. Work by artists such as Kaneuji Teppei, Lu Pingyuan, Zheng Huan and Su Chang are also present.

Nine of the exhibited works are site-specific new commissions for West Bund Art & Design 2017, such as Rirkrit Tiravanija’s Untitled (and “the creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already, it was impossible to say which was which”.), Damián Ortega’s Deaf Torch: Open View, Wang Te-Yu’s No.92, Robert Zhao Renhui’s Looking for Nature, Wang Wei’s mosaic installation Shadow, and Yuan Keru’s Moon And Sixpence, which integrates image, video, architecture, installation, performance and costume design. Artists Liang Manqi, Nathan Zhou and Zhou Siwei have also created site-specific works for the fair.

ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng opens its second edition this year, and continues to offer local audiences a richer and more diverse cross-section of the global art scene by expanding the range of media, sites and selection of artists included in the programme.

West Bund Art & Design will award prizes to projects featured in ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng, chosen by members of the reviewing committee. The winners will be announced during the fair.

ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng 2017 artists and galleries theatre Fangling (Don Gallery)

Gabriel Barredo (Silverlens Galleries)

Eric Baudart (Edouard Malingue Gallery)

Miriam Cahn (Meyer Riegger)

Lynn Chadwick (BLAIN|SOUTHERN)

Aaron Curry (Almine Rech Gallery)

Ding Yi (ShanghART Gallery)

Olafur Eliasson (neugerriemschneider)

Sonia Gomes (Mendes Wood DM)

Damien Hirst (Edward Ressle)

Hans Josephsohn (Kesselhaus Josephsohn / Galerie Felix Lehner / Hauser & Wirth / ShanghART Gallery)

Kaneuji Teppei (STAR GALLERY)

Liang Manqi (Arario Gallery)

Lu Pingyuan (MadeIn Gallery)

Matt Mullican (Mai 36 Galerie)

Damián Ortega (kurimanzutto)

Djordje Ozbolt (Hauser & Wirth)

Rafaël Rozendaal (Postmasters Gallery)


Rirkrit Tiravanija (Tommy Simoens)

Wang Te-Yu (Project Fulfill Art Space)

Wang Wei (Edouard Malingue Gallery)

Wu Ding (Don Gallery)

Erwin Wurm (Lehmann Maupin)


Robert Zhao Renhui (ShanghART Gallery)

Zheng Huan (Arario Gallery)

Zhou Li (Hive Center for Contemporary Art)


Zhou Siwei (Antenna Space)

About West Bund Art & Design

Since its founding in 2014, West Bund Art & Design has continued to welcome and cultivate an exciting and diverse range of galleries presenting established and emerging artists from around the world. This year, West Bund Art & Design will be held on 10–12 November 2017 at West Bund Art Center. Seventy leading international galleries will participate in the fair. Among them, a handful of galleries have been participating since the first edition. The newly launched TALENT sector will present works by emerging artists in a series of solo exhibitions or specially curated group shows, offering audiences the opportunity to see new work whose value and charm are yet to be discovered by the broader public. Also returning this year is ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng, showcasing cutting-edge works by artists based in Asia and from around the world in designated public spaces inside and outside the fair. Igniting the passion for art throughout the city, the fair will present excellent shows and activities together with other museums, art institutions, galleries and project spaces in the city.

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All Saudi artists are invited to take part in a new contemporary art competition, launched by the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra), in collaboration with Art Dubai. The winning artist will receive financial support to produce a commissioned installation, which will be exhibited at Art Dubai 2018 (March 21-24, 2018) and eventually become part of Ithra’s prestigious permanent collection. The deadline for applications is November 30 and the winner will be announced on January 16.

The artist will be from Saudi Arabia
Artist group applications will be acceptable (limited to one installation per application)
The commissioned piece will be a new work, exclusive to the Center and Art Dubai
The installation must be a permanent piece, and the artist must submit a portfolio as well as a breakdown of the production costs
The project must not exceed SAR 375,000, including shipping, insurance and project management, be in line with the size and weight restrictions (4m x 2.5m), and be culturally appropriate


Benedetta Ghione
Art Dubai

Nicole Kanne
Art Dubai

About The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture
The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture’s building with its unique architecture rises as a shining beacon of knowledge in Dhahran’s skyline. The building, which is an initiative by Saudi Aramco, is significantly located near the Prosperity Well where oil was first discovered in commercial quantities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The purpose of this ambitious initiative is to accelerate the Kingdom’s transformation into a knowledge-based economy as envisioned by HM King Abdullah who laid the foundation stone for this iconic building.

The Center is the first incubator of knowledge of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It brings together under its roof many programs that aim to create a positive and tangible impact in the fields of knowledge and culture by preparing the national talents for the knowledge-based and innovation-based creative industries.

The Center features a modern architectural design, state-of-the-art technologies, unique learning tools, and enriching programs. It is an important platform for explorers, intellectuals, innovators, and leaders. The Center – a diverse cultural space – has a 21st century library, an idea lab, an oasis for children, a four-gallery museum, art exhibits, an archives gallery, an energy exhibit, and a knowledge tower which stands at its heart to offer educational programs that cater to all age groups. The Center’s programs were all designed to inspire the community, enrich the culture, and support our community which is taking steady steps toward establishing a knowledge-based economy.

About Art Dubai
A leading international art fair, Art Dubai is the preeminent place to interact with art from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. For its 12th edition Art Dubai presents a unique line-up of 103 galleries from 47 countries, reaffirming the fair's position as a place of discovery with galleries from new markets rarely seen on the international stage exhibiting alongside leading galleries from established art centers. It will also showcase the largest edition of Art Dubai Modern – the world’s only platform that exhibits museum-quality Modern works from the MENASA region, alongside the annual Modern Symposium of talks on the lives and legacies of artists operating in these regions in the 20th century.

Art Dubai 2018 inaugurates a new gallery section – Residents – that welcomes spaces whose artists will complete a residency in the UAE with work created during this period exhibited at the fair.

Beyond the gallery halls, the fair once again hosts an extensive collateral programme including the 10th anniversary of The Abraaj Group Art Prize, the Global Art Forum that takes on the theme of automation, a series of commissions including Art Dubai's The Room and an engaging after-hours programme, including private visits to collections and to cultural institutions across the Emirates.

In addition to its March programming the fair aims to continue to grow the cultural fabric of the city and the region with year round engagement including the art school Campus Art Dubai, an internship programme aimed at supporting the next generation of art practitioners and professionals, and Art Dubai Portraits, a film series casting light on MENASA artists and their practices.

Art Dubai is held in partnership with The Abraaj Group. The fair is sponsored by Julius Baer, Meraas and Piaget. Madinat Jumeirah is home to the event. The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is a strategic partner of Art Dubai and supports the fair’s year-round education programme.

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Last Day to Enter "RED 2017" Call for exhibit & grant opportunity

Deadline: November 13 (Midnight EST) Details

Twenty artists will be selected for an online group exhibit, "RED 2017" at Gallery 25N; the exhibit and artists will be extensively marketed worldwide to over 26,100 people including art buyers, gallery owners, curators, collectors, etc. Participants must be 18 years of age or older working in any still art medium.

One artist's will be selected to receive the "Christopher E. Burke Fine Art Grant" of $500.00. This artist's creation will become the image of the exhibition and will be used on the invitation, video title screen, and on all online marketing for the exhibit. In addition, the grant recipient will have a dedicated marketing campaign about their art and accomplishments sent to over 6,000 recipients worldwide. The artist will also be featured in the Art Market News letter.
Grant Information
Grant Recipients
Dedicated Marketing Sample

Theme and Selection:
"Abstract 2017" – "RED 2017" – The curators are looking for artwork that reflects an artist's interpretation of a subject or theme enhanced through the use of the color red. The extent of this application has no required parameters; the choice rests within the artist's vision. Colors often symbolize a variety of emotions, an artist's truth, perhaps wild fantasies---from war, power, heat, love, sexuality, anger, and joy to "soft" idealisms---these are but a few examples. Red, in particular here, can be used to draw the viewer closer emotionally in a way which enhances their reaction to the art. It may define intuitively an intended focal point that carries the viewer more deeply into the artist's message.

Eligibility & Mediums:
This competition is open to all artists and photographers worldwide 18 years of age or older. Entries must be created in a still medium: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art.

Submission Deadline: November 13, 2017 (Midnight EST)
Curator Selection: November 17, 2017
Artist Notification: November 27, 2017
Grant Notification: November 27, 2017
Exhibit Opens: December 8, 2017
Submission Fees:
Entry Fee: $25 for up to 3 entries $5 for each additional image. Participating artists can submit as many works of art as they wish for the curators' consideration.
Payments: All credit and debit cards are accepted through PayPal.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Fifth annual Oxford International Art Fair offers wealth of opportunities

Oxford Town Hall, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
23-25 February 2018

8th November 2017: One of the UK's most vibrant and successful art events is returning to the city of Oxford next February, offering a valuable platform for UK and international artists and galleries to show their work and sell commission-free, and there is still time to take part.

The Oxford International Art Fair, now in its fifth year, will be held in the magnificent setting of Oxford Town Hall in the heart of the city, from 23rd to 25th February 2018, showing work from over 150 artists and galleries from around the world. With more than 10,000 visitors expected to attend over three days, the fair offers an unmissable opportunity to show and sell work.

Expertly curated by the award-winning art entrepreneur Joëlle Dinnage and business partner Natal Vallvé from The Global Art Agency, the Oxford International Art Fair art fair offers a unique experience for exhibitors and visitors alike, as Joëlle explains.

"When we created the fair, five years ago, our intention was to provide artists and galleries with an affordable and accessible shop window for their work, within the setting of a unique space that fused the art together with the architecture of the venue chosen to host it. It was all about
wanting to inspire, engage and excite," she says.

"Four successful years and £2.4 million of art fair-generated sales later, our focus remains the same. We have expanded the fair to fill three halls here in Oxford with an incredible array of modern and contemporary art and provided a package of exhibitor support that simply isn't available anywhere else.

"Artists can gain recognition by taking part in the Oxford International Art Fair Awards; maximise their presence through our expert curator, on-site and promotional services, attend a special private view and vernissage, and of course, sell their work with zero commission," she says. "They can even be virtually there by showing their work in our digital art showcase."

With pitches starting from as little as £275, only a modest outlay is required to secure attendance at one of the UK's most highly regarded free-to-attend art events.

Among the artists who have already signed up for 2018 include:

• Taiwan based artist and lifestyle blogger Han-Sheng Huang (
• One of the UK's leading portrait artists James Earley (
• Bulgarian artist Radi Nedelchev, best known as a painter of naïve art (
• Oxford watercolour abstract artist Jenny Boden (
• Painter Edward Ofosu who lives and works in London (

"Hundreds of artists and galleries have exhibited and sold work with us here in Oxford over the past few years - just take a look here ( to see how the fair wowed them," says Joëlle. "We're gearing up to make 2018 another big success, with even more opportunities to sell work, receive commissions and gain profile. Don't miss this valuable opportunity to be there," she adds.

The Oxford International Art Fair 2018 is now open for exhibitors to apply to take part. For more information or to book, please go to

The Oxford International Art Fair takes place from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th February 2018
at Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK, OX1 1BX. For more information please go to, where tickets can also be booked.

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Location:Oxford UK