Monday, November 20, 2017

Shoebox Projects Presents Chenhung Chen "I Ching In America, Hexagram #32" on December 2

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(Los Angeles) - We are pleased to present Chenhung Chen’s I Ching In America, Hexagram #32 an installation created as an artist-in-residence at Shoebox Projects. The completed work will be on view during the reception on Saturday December 2nd from 3-6pm.
Chenhung Chen’s artistic language utilizes the physical and suggestive capabilities of line, material and space. She uses repurposed and discarded cables and copper wire to convey a sense of the force whose original function was to harness electricity and transforms its potential, bending it to the will of man. This function has always fascinated Chen, so she utilized these man-made materials to create sculpture and installations.
Interested with the dichotomy of order and chaos, Chen is able to touch on the pursuit of and embrace of balance. She is inspired by the innovation and perseverance of mankind to create the technological phenomenon of the information age.
In her artist’s residency at Shoebox Projects, Chen will be working on her hexagram series entitled, I Ching In America, based on the hexagrams by I Ching. This three-dimensional
installation will be composed of a “skeleton,” which will consist of a computer desk and a large crocheted piece of electronic fabric, made from electric wires and components.
Touching on the subject of continuity and un-ending change within the natural cycle of creation and destruction, Chen’s I Ching In America, Hexagram #32, refers to I Ching’s hexagrams

Each one represents the human condition and its consequences and acts as an oracle to provide insight and understanding.
Chenhung Chen is a visual artist living and working in Los Angeles. Born in Beigang, Taiwan, Chen graduated from the Chinese Cultural University. She received her MFA at the School of
Visual Arts in New York City where she studied with Ursula von Rydingsvard and Jackie
Winsor. She has traveled the world as a volunteer for The Prem Rawat Foundation, working for global peace. Her artwork has been exhibited across the United States and internationally. Chen has exhibited at the PS1 Museum, Hwa Kang Museum, UVU Woodbury Art Museum, Marin
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego Art Institute, Crafton Hills College Art Gallery,
Fullerton College Art Gallery, Torrance Art Museum and Gallery 825 in Los Angeles. She has
been written about in The Creators Project, Konbini, Art and Cake, Diversions LA



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Location:Los Angeles

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 www.callforentry.org

Direct Link:
https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4818

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: http://www.bathhousemedia.com/corazon


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Location:Dallas

Thursday, November 16, 2017

ART IN PUBLIC PLACES ANNOUNCES “WANDER,” A CHOOSE-YOUR-OWN-ADVENTURE DIGITAL ART INSTALLATION THROUGH DOWNTOWN AUSTIN

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.”

HOW IT WORKS
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 (www.wanderatx.com) 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.

LAUNCH EVENT
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.


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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 www.austincreates.com.

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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Location:Austin

Dubai Design Week DXBDW weekend programme 

MAURO PORCINI - PEPSICO CHIEF DESIGN OFFICER
KEYNOTE

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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Location:Dubai

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

a.f.art 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)

Su Chang (AIKE-DELLARCO)

Rirkrit Tiravanija (Tommy Simoens)

Wang Te-Yu (Project Fulfill Art Space)

Wang Wei (Edouard Malingue Gallery)

Wu Ding (Don Gallery)

Erwin Wurm (Lehmann Maupin)

Yuan Keru (LEO GALLERY)

Robert Zhao Renhui (ShanghART Gallery)

Zheng Huan (Arario Gallery)

Zhou Li (Hive Center for Contemporary Art)

Nathan Zhou (AIKE-DELLARCO)

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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OPEN CALL TO ALL SAUDI ARTISTS TO TAKE PART IN A NEW CONTEMPORARY ART COMPETITION

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.

CRITERIA FOR APPLICATION:
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


CONTACTS:

COMPETITION ENQUIRIES
Benedetta Ghione
Art Dubai
benedetta@artdubai.ae

MEDIA CONTACT
Nicole Kanne
Art Dubai
nicole@artdubai.ae


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.

artdubai.ae


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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.

Deadlines:
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.


http://art-competition.net/registration/registration.cfm?artcontest=G25N-RED_2017


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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 (www.hshuang.co)
• One of the UK's leading portrait artists James Earley (www.jamesearleyartist.com)
• Bulgarian artist Radi Nedelchev, best known as a painter of naïve art (www.radinedelchevart.com)
• Oxford watercolour abstract artist Jenny Boden (http://jennybowdenart.com)
• Painter Edward Ofosu who lives and works in London (www.edwardofosu.com)

"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 (www.globalartagency.com/testimonials) 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 www.oxfordinternationalartfair.com/apply

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 www.oxfordinternationalartfair.com, where tickets can also be booked.


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Location:Oxford UK

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Call to Artists Bayou City Art Festival Houston


Get ready because here we go again! We are prepping to kick off the spring art festival season with Bayou City Art Festival in Memorial Park and we want you to join us. So, make sure you save the date and make plans to celebrate 47 years of fine art at Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park on March 23-25, 2018. The three-day festival will highlight 300 artists from all over the country and feature great music, a variety of food options, refreshing beverages, non-stop entertainment, a Children’s Creative Zone and much more!

SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT!
We want to showcase your artwork because we are dedicated to exhibiting world class art to the tens of thousands of patrons at the 2018 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park. If you are an artist, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to display and sell your art at the nation’s premier spring outdoor fine art event.

We are accepting artists from 19 different disciplines of fine art and crafts such as clay, drawing/pastel, fiber/textiles, functional art, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media 2D/3D, painting, photography, print making, sculpture, wood, and many more.

Here is the scoop on artist applications:
Submit five images of your work and an application fee of $45 before Sunday, December 10, 2017. The judging process will occur between December 11 - December 22, 2017 and all accepted artists will be notified shortly thereafter.

APPLY HERE


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Location:Houston

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

CULTURAL ARTS DIVISION ANNOUNCES CALL FOR SHORT FILMS FOR “FACES OF AUSTIN” PROGRAM

Selected Films to screen during the 2018 SXSW Film Festival

AUSTIN, TX—November 7, 2017—The City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division, part of the Economic Development Department, is seeking submissions of short films for its 2018 Faces of Austin program. Established in 2005, Faces of Austin showcases shorts by local filmmakers that reflect the diverse faces, voices, and experiences of our City. Selected films will be screened during the SXSW Film Festival as part of the SXSW Community Programming in March, and will also be shown on the City of Austin’s channel, ATXN, and via the City’s website. One film will also receive a “Judge’s Choice” designation from a celebrity guest judge. All films selected will receive a cash honorarium!

Submissions are due no later than Jan 12, 2018 at 5PM.

“Faces of Austin has enabled us to spotlight the vast array of talent within our local filmmaking community,” remarked Cultural Arts Division Manager Meghan Wells. “From light-hearted profiles of Austin locales to moving tributes of individuals who have shaped the fabric of our city, this program serves as an important outlet for Austin’s creative community. We look forward to sharing a new selection of compelling shorts soon.”

Faces of Austin submissions must meet these criteria:

10 minute maximum length
By an Austin-area filmmaker or commissioned through an Austin organization
Original non-fiction or fiction work no older than 3 years old
Filmed in Austin or highlights Austin-area topics or organizations
Does not violate copyright law by using copy written work, including music, without permission
Does not solicit funds or a particular political call to action
Must be appropriate to show in a public setting to an audience of all ages
May not be also selected by SXSW as part of its SXSW Shorts Competition
Applicants must be 18 and older
Applications from filmmakers with diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged
Selection Process
A selection panel comprising project advisors, media experts, and City staff will review each artist’s materials submitted by the project deadline. Selected submissions must meet all of the requirements and demonstrate a high quality. The City of Austin reserves the right to disqualify materials deemed offensive or inappropriate to show in a public setting. The “Judge’s Choice” will be selected from among the selection panel’s top 5 rated submissions.

Schedule
November 3, 2017: Call for Entries Issued
Jan. 12, 2018 (5 pm): Entries Due
Feb. 2018: Selection and notification of films selected
March 2018: Public screening during SXSW Film Festival as part of the Community Programming

March 2018 ‐ March 2019
Films to be shown on ATXN and via City’s web site, and at Community Screenings around town.

For complete guidelines, visit http://www.austintexas.gov/department/faces-austin-call-entries
Apply here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FacesofAustin2018
For additional information please contact:
Laura Odegaard /512-974-6345

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. For more information, visit www.austincreates.com.




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Location:Austin

Saturday, November 4, 2017

'Justice League,' 'Avengers,' 'Venom,' 'Dark Nights: Metal,' 'Cyanide & Happiness,' artists headline Wizard World Comic Con Austin, Nov. 17-19

'JUSTICE LEAGUE,' 'AVENGERS,' 'VENOM,' 'DARK NIGHTS: METAL,' 'CYANIDE & HAPPINESS' ARTISTS HEADLINE CREATORS ROSTER AT WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON AUSTIN, NOV. 17-19
Jorge Molina, Jonathan Glapion, Mike S. Miller, Sam de La Rosa, Shawn Coss, Tim Vigil, Stuart Sayger, Clinton Hobart, Genese Davis, Tom Cook, Phil Ortiz among leaders in Artist Alley at Austin Convention Center; creative stage to feature demonstrations, discussions all weekend

(AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 3, 2017) - Creators behind today's hottest comic and film properties are scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con Austin, Nov. 17-19 at the Austin Convention Center, including Jorge Molina ("Thor," "Avengers"),
Jonathan Glapion ("Dark Nights: Metal," "Batgirl"), Mike S. Miller ("Justice League," "Game of Thrones"), Sam de la Rosa ("Venom"), Shawn Coss ("Cyanide & Happiness"), Tim Vigil ("Faust"), Stuart Sayger ("ROM," "Micronauts"), Phil Ortiz ("The Simpsons"), Tom Cook ("Masters of the Universe," "Smurfs") and Clinton Hobart (licensed Disney fine artist).

Other superstar artists and writers populating Artist Alley are Mostafa Moussa ("Tales of the Thing," "Godzilla"), Ryan Kincaid ("Antoinette," Marvel card sets/Upper Deck), Mark Kistler ("Secret City," "Imagination Station"), Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), Victor Dandridge ("The Samaritan," "Origins Unknown"), Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Night, Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth), Jeremy Clark ("GFT: Apocalypse," "Grimm's Fairy Tales Genesis: Heroes Reborn"), the legendary Allen Bellman (Golden Age "Captain America," "Human Torch") and many others.

In addition to appearing at their respective Artist Alley tables, select creators will participate in panel discussions and demonstration on the Creative Stage.


Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The 14th and final event scheduled on the 2017 Wizard World calendar, Austin show hours are Friday, Nov. 17, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Comic Con Austin is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character - and some never before dreamed - will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

For more on the 2017 Wizard World Austin, please click here.

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched the digital Wizard magazine and introduced WizPop, a daily news service reporting on the biggest pop culture stories of the day, and featuring a weekly recap covering the news of the week. Fans can interact with Wizard World at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services. Additional initiatives may include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally.

The 2017-18 Wizard World convention schedule is available by clicking here.

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Art, Art, and more Art

Location:Austin

Thursday, November 2, 2017

EAST kicks off next Thursday

Due EAST
November 9
Native Wildflower Dinner, 6-8:30pm
Due EAST, 8:30-11pm


Big Medium's East Austin Studio Tour kickoff event, Due EAST, is just one week away! Join us on November 9 to celebrate the local artists and artisans who drive our vibrant creative culture.

Start your tour by previewing nearly 400 artworks in the EAST Group Exhibition, grab your EAST catalog, and enjoy complimentary beverages from Tito's Handmade Vodka, Nine Banded Whiskey, Austin Beerworks, Meridian Hive, William Chris Vineyards, Topo Chico, and Wunder-Pilz Kombucha! Tunes by Chulita Vinyl Club, games from Austin Art Services, and site specific installation by Twyla.

Big Medium relies on community support like yours to keep EAST free and open to the public. Purchase your tickets to share in the endeavor of creating an engaging and unique experience for our community.

NEW to Due EAST: Native Wildflower Dinner

You can support the East Austin Studio Tour in a bigger way and enjoy a four course meal by local artist and chef, Sonya Coté.

The Native Wildflower Dinner is inspired by our 2017 theme of native flowering plants and will include cocktail and wine pairings by the Tipsy Texan. Guests will also receive an exclusive EAST takeaway bag and will be the first to preview the EAST Group Exhibition.

Limited seating available. Dinner tickets include entry into main Due EAST event.


Art, Art, and more Art

Location:Austin

Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960 – Present

Exhibition on view at three locations:
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
653 Paseo Nuevo
Upper Arts Terrace
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Sunday: Noon - 5 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11 - 5 pm
Thursday: 11 - 8 pm
Friday: 11 - 5 pm
Saturday: 11 - 5 pm
Community Arts Workshop
631 Garden Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Sunday: Noon - 5 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11 - 5 pm
Thursday: 11 - 8 pm
Friday: 11 - 5 pm
Saturday: 11 - 5 pm
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday - 11 am - 5 pm
Closed Sundays and college holidays



Organized by Miki Garcia, Executive Director & Chief Curator of Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB), as well as Guest Curator, Emiliano Valdés, Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960-Present brings together works that have rarely been seen beyond Guatemala, but that speak to a range of formal, political, and social concerns that permeate contemporary art both in Latin America and throughout the globe. This exhibition marks the first ever in-depth commitment to the study of Guatemalan art in the late 20th and early 21st century, bringing innovative and visually arresting works produced by Guatemalan artists to a public audience in the United States and abroad.

With the support of the Getty’s Fall 2017 initiative, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Guatemala from 33,000 km features artwork in a range of media, tracing the tumultuous route that has traversed the history of Guatemala since 1960. Pursuing the development of art in Guatemala is fundamental not only to understanding today’s production but also in the unveiling of practices and oeuvres that have largely remained underexposed. Political, infrastructural, and economic issues have acted as barriers to the study of art in Guatemala, preventing widespread knowledge of the innovative, perceptive, and aesthetically intriguing artworks that this exhibition compiles.

The exhibition includes over 70 artworks, occupying approx. 8,000 square feet which in Santa Barbara will be installed in 3 venues: MCASB, Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art at Westmont College, and Santa Barbara Community Arts Workshop. It is structured around clusters or groups of works that represent central ideas, themes, and media that have been pivotal in Guatemala’s art over the last 50+ years. Spanning different moments and generations, both the works and the clusters are interconnected and often an artist that is included in one chapter could also be part of another so that the exhibition is not installed by clusters, but orchestrated in a way that highlights the multiple connections that exist between the works and the threads. The exhibition will generate a breadth of concerns that illuminate patterns of development in Guatemalan modern and contemporary art for the past 50 years. The clusters are mainly thematic, although a chapter is dedicated to works that through formal and technical experimentation have contributed to the advancement of artists’ production in the country. The exhibition understands Guatemalan modern and contemporary art as made up--seamlessly--of works that range from a strict Western art-historical narrative to local notions of art (so called naïf or otherwise) as well as artists that stand on the meeting point of these traditions.

The clusters are:

From various points of view, formal approaches, and ideological positions, ART AND POLITICS deals with the way in which artists from different generations have examined the thirty-six-year civil war and its consequences. Through these works emerges the nature of the conflict, as well as the polarization that it has generated in the Guatemalan population, which is reflected in artistic production. Given that the dates of this exhibition coincide with the formal beginning of the war and parallel the development of the artist as a critical observer of political circumstances, it is argued that contemporary Guatemalan art cannot be dissociated from this aspect.From various points of view, formal approaches, and ideological positions, ART AND POLITICS deals with the way in which artists from different generations have examined the thirty-six-year civil war and its consequences. Through these works emerges the nature of the conflict, as well as the polarization that it has generated in the Guatemalan population, which is reflected in artistic production. Given that the dates of this exhibition coincide with the formal beginning of the war and parallel the development of the artist as a critical observer of political circumstances, it is argued that contemporary Guatemalan art cannot be dissociated from this aspect.
The group under the heading ART HISTORIES acknowledges the existence of multiple art historical narratives and includes works that, in the spirit of Institutional Critique, refer to local or international art, to the history of art, or to the work of other artists as prime matter for creation. This chapter also includes artworks by artists concerned with the lack of access to art education in the country, interested in publications, and inspired by artistic and cultural producers not necessarily recognized within the official art history.
The works included in FORMAL EXPERIMENTATION have contributed to the renewal of technical and formal artistic practice in Guatemala over the last half-century, touching on fields such as geometric abstraction and the use of industrial materials in sculpture as well as the influence of handicrafts on artistic languages. The group recognizes how, despite a strong tendency towards figuration and social art, geometric abstraction has been, from different angles, a determining component of the history of Guatemalan art, insofar as it has allowed for its renewal.
GENDER PERSPECTIVES analyzes how gender and body rights have been expressed in artistic practices in recent years, largely through dialogue with foreign artists and the adaptation of the development of feminist theories to Guatemalan reality. It also discusses the dissident practices that have emerged from what has been more of an empirical conception of gender theory or activism and its social and cultural manifestations.
LAND, LANDSCAPE, AND TERRITORY explores the complex relationship between landscape, land, and territory, from some of the essential issues behind the armed conflict (such as former President Jacobo Árbenz Guzmán’s agrarian reform proposal, and the expropriation of land to the United Fruit Company) to the central role played by the landscape in the construction of the collective imagination and the country-branding of Guatemala. The artworks in this cluster explore the multiple narratives that emerge from the landscape, such as the country’s natural environment, landscape as a source of conflict, and a particular cultural vision of the indigenous population: one that understands indigenous as an element of an exotic landscape and not as a citizen, member of society, and human being in his/her own right.
POPULAR CULTURES brings together works and artists who, from a Western art historical perspective, have paid special attention to popular culture, both indigenous and Ladino. With one of the most deeply rooted traditions in Latin America, textile handicrafts have influenced several generations of artists, directly and as a result of their formal characteristics, use of materials, and wide dissemination as a distinctive cultural seal. In RACISMS AND IDENTITIES, the artworks address the idea of ​​a possible Guatemalan identity from the perspective of the cultural clash between indigenous groups and the Ladino population (a minority that has historically had social, political, and economic power). This set includes a series of works that deal with the racial division between Guatemalans (ideological and de facto) and racial conflicts in the course of history, as well as the multidirectional racism that follows suit. It also explores a third way of understanding the question of indigenous and Ladino cultures—through the lens of hybridization and postcolonial theories.
Given the profound influence of Maya cosmology, as well as the great diffusion of “imported” religions in Guatemala, such as Catholicism and more recently, Protestantism, the category RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY, AND METAPHYSICS includes works that deepen the presentation of a spiritual aspect and its relationship with a wider cultural scene. This cluster includes a thoughtful and critical review of the effect that different modes of faith and metaphysics have had on the country in permeating the culture and its material and visual production.
The set of artworks in VIOLENCE AND TRAUMA present the responses of artists to the violence that persists in Guatemala as a consequence of the civil war and as the continuation of a broader historical narrative that goes back to the Spanish Conquest, spanning the military governments of the twentieth century, and deriving from the situation of inequality and social instability today. This group of works addresses the role of the State and the socially instigated violence that has impacted life in Guatemala during the last half century, but also represents work that is produced by a lack of State, institutionality, and social policies that have allowed such tragic phenomena to happen in the country, such as the maras (gangs), migration, and the strengthening of drug trafficking.


Art, Art, and more Art

Location:Santa Barbara

MCASB Presents: Third Thursday Studio: Colors | Mixing in Action

MCASB Presents: Third Thursday Studio: Colors | Mixing in Action

Create a personal palette of hues, tints, tones, and shades with color expert Monika Molnar-Metzenthin and apply the color scheme on a three dimensional object in the style of Diana de Solares.

Thu, November 16, 2017 - 6:00pm

Community Arts Workshop

DETAILS

Create a personal palette of hues, tints, tones, and shades with color expert Monika Molnar-Metzenthin and apply the color scheme on a three dimensional object in the style of Diana de Solares.

Be part of a fun evening of creation, experimentation, and conversation over art and wine!

The FREE Third Thursday Studio program invites participants to explore techniques and themes of contemporary art inspired by artists in the exhibition through conversation and hands-on experimentation.

Please arrive on time. Spaces not filled by the start of the program will be opened to other interested parties.
WHEN & WHERE

Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm PST



Art, Art, and more Art

Location:Santa Barbara