Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Fwd: CCACA 2017 Ultimate Ceramic Art Conference

CCACA 2017 brings the ultimate ceramic sculpture event to Davis, CA.
In an intimate setting, you can interact with top artists in a way not
possible at other venues. Featuring an all-star line-up of ceramic
artists including Eva Kwong, Lisa Clague, Bar Shacterman, Kenjiro
Kitade, John Balistreri and Dirk Staschke. This event will be held
over three days on
April 28th from April 30th at the John Natsoulas Gallery and throughout
downtown Davis.

UC Davis, home to the late sculptor Robert Arneson, was instrumental
in defining a new direction for ceramic art. Enjoy delightful downtown
Davis and be inspired by nationally recognized ceramic art talents.

Demonstrations, lectures, shows—no other event delivers more inspired
knowledge of ceramic sculpture for a better price. Meet face-to-face
with distinguished ceramic sculptors you might only read about; see
and hear from the artists what makes them top in their field.

The weekend will include over forty pop-up gallery shows all within in
walking distance within downtown Davis. These shows run concurrent
with CCACA 2017. See all this and over 40 amazing student shows within
a short walk. This is a chance to surround yourself with the top
ceramic art of today and the ideas of the artists of tomorrow. Local
gallery exhibitions and over 40 college shows bring the best work of
the year within easy reach.

John Natsoulas Gallery

521 First Street, Davis, CA 95618

Register at https://natsoulas.com/ccaca-2017/registration

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2017 Call for Innovation: 5th Annual Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge Colorado

Apply Now! http://bit.ly/2017CCAFArrow

Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017
You’re invited to an opportunity where seven artists will be awarded $5,000 commissions to create artwork and display at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CCAF), July 1, 2, 3, 2017.

One winner will be selected and receive the Innovation Award of $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2018 CCAF.

Challenge to Artists: This is your opportunity to express the idea of innovation through the discipline of your choice. The challenge seeks artists from all disciplines. Painters, glass blowers, wood turners, new media creators, digital artists and more, from all over the world. Artists can use their discipline to explore and express the ideas of innovation. We are looking for your authentic representation of innovation, how that translates into your artistic expression is up to you.

• Go to http://bit.ly/2017CCAFArrow and apply by the deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017 midnight (MST)
• Learn more about the Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge and view the 2016 winner and finalists: http://community.arrow.com/arts/
• Seven finalists will be awarded $5,000 commissions to create artwork and display at the 2017 CCAF
• One winner will be selected to receive the Innovation Award of $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to the 2018 CCAF

The CCAF is a world-class and award-winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts since 1991. The year-round 501c3 non-profit mission of CherryArts provides access to and supports education for the arts, and 350,000 visitors annually enjoy the CCAF's 3-day July 4th weekend signature event for Colorado.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

The Biennial Project is overjoyed to make known an open call to artists worldwide for ArtVenice Biennale 4- an online-juried competition and large screen digital presentation being held at Venice, Italy during the Opening/Press Week of The Venice Biennale 57!!

To enter go to:

Reasons To Enter:
- A juried competition to be presented on The Biennial Project Website.
- A large screen digital presentation shown in Venice during the Opening Week of The Venice Biennale 57!!
- Promoted on The Biennial Project Blog posting reaching over 40,000 subscribers.
- Work to be juried by The world renowned Biennial Project Artists.
- Special prize winners will be chosen by superstar-art-world-notables to be announced.
- Grand Prizewinner will have a solo gallery show on our website.
- Many received entries are highlighted on our social media and in our blog.
If your dazzling work is selected it will be shown on our website and in a blog posting reaching over 40,000 very important people of influence in the international art world. Best of all your art will be presented for one night as a digital display at The Biennial Project’s extravagant, hotshot event in Venice, Italy during the opening/press week of The Venice Biennale 57. That’s La Biennale di Venezia for you international folk.

In addition the artist who is bestowed the title of Grande Premiato will have a solo gallery show on our website, and a solo blog posting of 15 pieces or his/her magnificenza work to our on-line audience of over 40,000 artist (and growing).

You will have a much better chance of having your work promoted as part of the publicity for the ArtVenice Biennale 4 . We feature an entry of the day every day during the entire entry period - sending a chosen image out on FB to several thousand people - and linking to the entrant's website or facebook page. Additionally, we send out Entry Sampler Email Blasts several times during the lead up to the contest, highlighting some of the most interesting work that we have received. Near the end of the entry period we are swamped with the number of replies, whereas at the beginning is much slower - greatly increasing your chances of being included in one of these publicity vehicles. Not to mention that your image could be selected to appear on a postcard or a poster for ArtVenice Biennale 4 !

The theme to ARTVenice Biennale IV is open. Whatever theme you can imagine. We are sure you can imagine a lot of cool stuff. We look forward to seeing how your imagination works.

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Location:Call to artists Venice Biennial

Thursday, November 17, 2016

On Saturday, November 19, Afterimage Gallery will be very pleased to begin a show of landscape images by nationally known photographer Joyce Tenneson. This show is a departure from her well known nude and semi-nude portraiture, which we exhibited here over 32 years ago.

Our show is entitled Trees and the Alchemy of Light. It consists of quiet, mood-evoking photographs of trees in soft light, and all the prints have a gold tone, resembling earlier prints when she actually applied gold leafing.

Of this work she says, "Trees, throughout history, have inspired deep symbolic meaning in cultures around the world. The "tree of life" metaphor expresses the mystical concept that all forms of life are interconnected. When we stand with the trees, we feel we are part of them, and they are part of us. They give us a sense of belonging to the greater universe."

Joyce Tenneson's (born 1945) photographs have been in some 150 exhibitions throughout the world. Her prints can be found in many museum and private collections. She has authored 15 books and has been on numerous magazine covers. A poll in American Photo magazine ranked her among the 10 most influential women photographers in history. She makes her home in Maine. Our show ends January 17, 2017.

For more information contact Ben Breard at 214-871-9140.

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Location:Joyce Tenneson Trees and the Alchemy of Light

Dallas non profit grant

Non-profit Organizations, Schools, School Districts, Libraries, PTAs, Cities, and Artists

Grant Money Available for Arts-Related Programs - Deadline 11/30

Arts Council Northeast, in partnership with Texas Commission on the Arts, is offering grants for arts-related programs to schools, ISDs, 501(c)3 non-profit organizations, cities, and individuals located in the 16 cities we serve. These cities include Bedford, Colleyville, Euless, Grapevine, Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst, Keller, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Roanoke, Saginaw, Southlake, Trophy Club, Watauga, and Westlake.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Grants will be awarded in the 1st quarter of 2017.
Online grant applications are available at www.artscouncilnortheast.org/grants.aspx.

If your organization is outside our area of service and provides an arts-based program that benefits our 16-city area, please submit an inquiry letter describing your program or project prior to submitting an application.

Through its grant program, offered yearly, Arts Council Northeast is able to offer financial support for arts-related programs in North Tarrant and Southern Denton Counties. Since 1997, Arts Council Northeast has partnered with the Texas Commission on the Arts in generating over $1.5 million in funds spent in support of the arts in our communities.

Raising money for the arts is an ongoing commitment and service that Arts Council Northeast provides through matching grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts and fundraising events that occur throughout the year. Projects the grant money has helped fund include iPads for Progressing Pianists (Keller ISD), Special Weekend for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Imagination Celebration (BISD), and The Cliburn - Musical Awakenings program. Trinity Arts Guild, Regal Opera Company, ONSTAGE in Bedford, and the Northeast Orchestra are also past recipients of grants from Arts Council Northeast. We were pleased to award over $50,000 in grants to more than twenty 2015/2016 recipients. View complete list of past recipients here.

Any questions regarding Arts Council Northeast's grant application should be directed to Bobbie McFarland at 817-283-3406, ext. 301 or info@artscouncilnortheast.org.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Now Accepting Applications to Art on Paper 2017 NYC

Art on Paper returns to Manhattan's Pier 36 in March 2017 for the fair's anticipated third edition. Featuring 75 top galleries presenting paper-based art, Art on Paper demonstrates the diversity of its medium with significant projects exploring, expanding, and re-imagining what a work on paper can be.

To learn more about Art on Paper Edition 3 and to apply visit thepaperfair.com

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Bedford Art Festival

In collaboration with the Bedford Cultural Commission, the City of Bedford presents ArtsFest, a family friendly event to promote and celebrate the arts in Bedford. This festival will feature artists, musicians and performers who contribute to the vibrant heritage of the North Texas region.
Enjoy an assortment of food trucks, craft beers, wine, musical entertainers and art of all shapes and sizes at the historic Boys Ranch Park. In years past, the city has seen a tremendous outpouring of residents and guests supporting this endeavor and we hope to continue with the tradition.

In the heart of the city’s cultural district, the third annual Bedford ArtsFest will take place April 8th, 2017 at the Bedford Boys Ranch Park. Coinciding with the City of Bedford’s Easter Egg Celebration, families can enjoy the Easter festivities and continue over to the ArtsFest for free entertainment and activities. The Bedford ArtsFest is a single-day event that adds vibrancy to mid-cities by creating opportunities for people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to celebrate the arts of North Texas.
Artists of all varieties and skills will have an opportunity to display and sell artwork at ArtsFest.

Please see information below.
Free to Attend
April 8th 2017
10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.
Boys Ranch Park, 2801 Forest Ridge Dr
The 3rd Annual Bedford ArtsFest
Juried Art Selections
Local and Regional Craft Vendors
Emerging Arts Display
Family and Adult Arts Activities
Live Music & Entertainment
Craft Beer & Wine

Juried Artists: Artists who would like their material to be reviewed and approved by a jury of professional artists, for a chance to win cash prizes please register through Call for Entry. The deadline to apply for jury consideration is March 17th, 2017. Artists approved by the jury will have the opportunity to exhibit and sell art indoors, in the designated jury selected area.

Application Fee: $10, non-refundable, due at time of application.
Deadline to Submit Application: 5:00pm, March 17th, 2017
Prizes: The jury will award a Best of Show: $300; Runner Up: $200; and Second Runner Up: $100

Marketplace Artists and Vendors: Artists and Craft vendors interested in exhibiting and selling at the Bedford Artsfest are welcome to register to be featured in the outdoor Arts Marketplace by completing the application on the

website below.

The deadline to apply for a booth is April 5th, 2017. Booth spaces are limited - grab one now before they are all gone!

Booth Fees:
Single Booth Space, 10’x10’: $50
Double Booth Space, 10’x20’: $100
(Optional) Tent Rental Fee: $50
(Optional) Electricity Use Fee: $25

For more information please visit www.bedfordtx.gov/artsfest/.

For questions please call Jeff Florey at 817-952-2317 or email at jeff.florey@bedfordtx.gov or Charlenia Walsh at 817-952-2300, email Charlenia.walsh@bedfordtx.gov

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