Internationale d’art Miniature : Call For Art
Dec
18
to Apr 26

Internationale d’art Miniature : Call For Art

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This summer, the 10th edition of the Internationale d’art miniature will take place in the city of Levis.

The Centre d'exposition Louise-Carrier, housed in a magnificent construction of Old Levis’s heritage, will host the contest aspect of the event. The previous exhibition brought together artists from different countries including Canada, France, Japan, the United States, South Africa, Egypt...

At the opening, $3,500 in prizes will awarded to those whose works were selected by the jury.

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Design Competition for Gloucester, Massachusetts’ 400th Anniversary Commemorative Medal
Feb
6
to Aug 31

Design Competition for Gloucester, Massachusetts’ 400th Anniversary Commemorative Medal

Gloucester, MA – February 4, 2019 – Gloucester Celebrations, Inc., the official organizers of Gloucester, Massachusetts’ 400th-anniversary celebration, today announced the city’s first International Commemorative Medal Design Competition. Open to amateur and professional designers alike, this competition continues one of Gloucester’s long-held historic traditions. Detailed rules, schedule, and entry requirements are available for review on the event’s website, www.GloucesterMA400.com.

“It is no accident that this design competition kicks off our preparations for Gloucester’s 400th anniversary. The creative arts have consistently played an integral role in our city’s heritage,” said Bruce Tobey, tri-chair of Gloucester Celebrations. “Over the centuries, Gloucester has been built by people from every continent. It has been this rich diversity among our people – their courage, innovation, and creativity -- that has fueled Gloucester’s development since 1623 and produced the extraordinary fishermen, artists, innovators, and entrepreneurs who have made us a great city. To honor our global heritage, we decided this year to open the design competition to artists worldwide for the very first time.”

The Gloucester400™ International Commemorative Medal Design Competition
Commemorative medals have been a time-honored part of Gloucester’s historic celebrations for over a century, including the city’s 300th, 350th, and 375th anniversaries. Long-time residents, as well as collectible medal and coin aficionados around the world, are already looking forward to the new medal marking the city’s quadricentennial.

Phases I and II. Judging will take place in two “Phases.” The design competition is accepting entries now for Phase I. In Phase I, artists upload an original sketch of their design to the GloucesterMA400.org website. Phase I design submissions close on August 31, 2019.  Three semifinalist designs will be selected from the Phase I entries and progress to Phase II. Each semifinalist will receive a cash award of $3,000 (USD).

Phase II is the final stage of the competition. In Phase II, the semifinalists’ designs are to be submitted as three-dimensional plaster models. Phase II closes on December 1, 2019. The final winner will be announced in February 2020. The winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000 (USD) and his or her initials will appear on the final medal.

Four Prizes, Ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 (USD), to Be Awarded

Complete Rules and Requirements. All artists are encouraged to consult the complete rules, instructions, and requirements that are available for review and download on the Gloucester400 website.

Gloucester’s 400th Anniversary: “Our People, Our Stories™”
Gloucester, Massachusetts, America’s oldest seaport, will be “400 years young” in 2023. To celebrate its past, honor its people, and welcome its promising future, the city has already begun preparations for celebrating this historic milestone and organizing the year-long celebration of its anniversary. The theme of the quadricentennial is Gloucester: Our People, Our Stories™ and focuses on celebrating Gloucester’s history through the stories of the people who lived, sacrificed, rejoiced, worked, built, and innovated together – at times risking everything -- since 1623.

To guide these efforts, the citizens of Gloucester, working collaboratively with the City, established Gloucester Celebrations, Inc., a steering committee led by three members of the community whose deep knowledge of the area, its people, and its businesses, coupled with their many years of exceptional public service, uniquely qualify them to facilitate and organize an exceptional year of festivities. The tri-chairs of Gloucester Celebrations are businessperson Ruth Pino, bank president Robert Gillis, and former mayor, city councilman, and career public servant Bruce Tobey.

“Throughout the year 2023, programs and events of all kinds will highlight Gloucester’s rich history and heritage, encompassing its extraordinary art and culture, remarkable industrial achievements, and spectacular natural resources,” explained Ruth Pino, tri-chair. “These events will be staged by many residents and organizations throughout the community, creating opportunities for everyone to celebrate Gloucester in ways that are most meaningful to them.”

“Our job is to provide the support, guidance, and encouragement Gloucester’s residents and businesses need to hold successful celebrations that are meaningful to them and the community,” continued Robert Gillis, tri-chair. “Gloucester’s history is extensive and exciting. Our 400th-anniversary celebration provides the opportunity to showcase and celebrate the rich history of this community and its people. I know I speak for all three of us when I say how privileged we feel to be a part of it.”

For More Information
To provide the latest information about Gloucester400’s many activities and opportunities, the steering committee has launched a website that will be continuously updated with news, fun, and useful information. As the date approaches, anyone who would like to volunteer, donate, or participate is encouraged to visit this website often and subscribe to the Gloucester400 mailing list.

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Darla Bostick's 13th Ghost Ranch Art Retreat/Workshops
Jun
2
to Jun 8

Darla Bostick's 13th Ghost Ranch Art Retreat/Workshops

Relax, enjoy, create in Abiquiu, NM! Live at the Ranch for 7 days/6 nights! Enjoy plein air opportunities and the comfort of a group activity room (floor to ceiling vista views). The Georgia O'Keeffe Landscape Tour takes you where she painted the local magnificent area. Tour the O’Keeffe studio/home. Limited to 18 participants. New room and board pricing provides the ultimate discount when sharing a room (bring a friend/spouse)! Daily demos, slide presentations, door prizes and optional happy hour. Details appear on Darla’s registration tab www.darlabostick.com . See why Georgia O’Keeffe loved Ghost Ranch! Spaces now filling for both workshops. Unclaimed rooms are released 6 weeks before the workshop.

If you have a facebook account, please help spread the word! (I’m just a one-gal operation).

Darla Bostick, 940.320.5660
Email: darlabostickart@gmail.com

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Darla Bostick's 14th Ghost Ranch Art Retreat/Workshops
Sep
29
to Oct 6

Darla Bostick's 14th Ghost Ranch Art Retreat/Workshops

Relax, enjoy, create in Abiquiu, NM! Live at the Ranch for 7 days/6 nights! Enjoy plein air opportunities and the comfort of a group activity room (floor to ceiling vista views). The Georgia O'Keeffe Landscape Tour takes you where she painted the local magnificent area. Tour the O’Keeffe studio/home. Limited to 18 participants. New room and board pricing provides the ultimate discount when sharing a room (bring a friend/spouse)! Daily demos, slide presentations, door prizes and optional happy hour. Details appear on Darla’s registration tab www.darlabostick.com . See why Georgia O’Keeffe loved Ghost Ranch! Spaces now filling for both workshops. Unclaimed rooms are released 6 weeks before the workshop.

If you have a facebook account, please help spread the word! (I’m just a one-gal operation).

Darla Bostick, 940.320.5660
Email: darlabostickart@gmail.com

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Call For Art: Brookline Arts Center Artist Residency
Mar
17
to Apr 14

Call For Art: Brookline Arts Center Artist Residency

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Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: April 14, 2019, 11:59 PM
Acceptance Notification: April 26, 2019, 5:00 PM
Residency Dates: July 26- September 20, 2019

The Brookline Arts Center is seeking proposals for an eight-week artist residency in our historic firehouse turned art center in Brookline, MA. One dynamic solo artist or small collaborative group will have the opportunity to experiment and grow their body of work with the support of the BAC. Artist(s) selected will design, create and exhibit an installation or series of work in our unique gallery space. The residency will provide five weeks of artistic development and culminate with a three-week public exhibition.

Artist(s) are expected to create a site-specific, original installation or series of work for our gallery while in residence at the BAC. A site visit prior to submission is strongly encouraged. Artist(s) are encouraged to interact with the environment of the BAC and the greater community of Brookline throughoutthe eight-week program. Exploration of and interaction with the community includes an open studio experience and a culminating reception showcasing the work. One public talk and/or workshop will also be developed and presented, led by the artist(s) in residence with the goal of enriching the community through artistic engagement. Artist(s) are responsible for procurement of materials, furniture and supplies. Projects should be self -directed.

For more information, check out their website or contact office@brooklineartscenter.com.

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Whistler House Museum of Art - Invitation to RAA&M Juried Artist Members
Mar
12
to Mar 27

Whistler House Museum of Art - Invitation to RAA&M Juried Artist Members

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Important Dates :

Deadline for Entries : Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
Notification by : April 2nd, 2019
Drop Off :  April 9th to April 12th, 2019
Exhibition Dates : April 20th, 2019 – July 20th, 2019
Reception : Saturday April 20th, 2019, from 2 – 4 P.M
Pick Up : By July 27th, 2019

Exhibit Criteria :

The Whistler House Museum of Art (WHMA) invites all Juried Artist Members of the Rockport Art Association and Museum to submit work for this exhibition. Works in any subject or medium will be considered including paintings, drawings, sculpture, fiber art, and photography.

Juror :

Whistler House Museum of Art Curatorial Staff.

In Lieu of An Entry Fee :

We ask that all artists become ARTIST MEMBERS of the WHMA for a $40 annual membership fee, which can be included with the entry form. ARTIST MEMBERS receive a higher commission rate of 70% on sales of works of art. Please mail all checks to Whistler House Museum of Art at 243 Worthen Street, Lowell, MA 01852, or pay online via PayPal here.

Entries :

JPEG images (3 maximum) will be accepted on CD or emailed to reaster@whistlerhouse.org.

Preferred file size should be less than 2MB. Fill out and mail entry form and check. Include Title, Media, Size and Price for each image (See page 2).  Number of works accepted will be determined by number of overall entries.

Framing Requirements :

Work must be appropriately framed and ready to hang using wire and eye screws. Please be sure that your eye screws and wire are between a quarter or a third down from the top of the frame. Gallery wrapped canvases will be accepted, BUT edges need to be painted/finished. No saw tooth hangers please.

Size Restrictions :

Small works and easel size works are preferred. All sculptures have to be easy to move to protect them during exhibition events.

Terms and Conditions :

The Whistler House Museum of Art (WHMA) and Parker Gallery are fully insured and are protected by a 24-hour monitored security system. Artwork will be handled with due care and consideration by experienced personnel. However, the WHMA is not responsible for any accidental damage that may occur in moving or hanging the artwork. Work submitted must be original. Work that is copied or done under guidance of a tutor is not eligible. Works chosen for the exhibit must remain on display for the entirety of the exhibition. If work does not fully reflect the quality portrayed in the JPEG image, the WHMA reserves the right to eliminate it from the show. The WHMA takes a 30% commission on all sold works for MEMBERS. All artwork must be for sale. Images of accepted work may be used for promotional purposes. Artists are responsible for the cost of shipping and insuring work sent to and from the museum. Submitting artwork does not guarantee inclusion in the exhibit. Artwork submitted must be available for the dates of the exhibit - no exceptions or substitutes.


Correspondence :

Please direct any email inquiries to Rae Easter, Curatorial and Administrative Assistant, at reaster@whistlerhouse.org.

More information and Entry Form :

Click here.

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Jazz Night Featuring Scollins - Warsi Duo
Jan
31
7:30 PM19:30

Jazz Night Featuring Scollins - Warsi Duo

Each Thursday, Feather & Wedge features live music at dinner. This week the Scollins-Warsi jazz duo will be playing with the very talented Kevin Scollins on guitar and Sahil Warsi on double bass. Their music includes selections from the Great American Song Book, modern jazz, contemporary blues and R&B.

Reservations highly suggested! Please call us at 978.999.5917.

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Artist Demonstration with Skip Montello
Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Demonstration with Skip Montello

The Sawyer Free Library welcomes Skip Montello, a photographer working and living in Rockport, MA. Skip has a deep love for the area in which he lives and is constantly inspired by the ocean. His work includes seascapes, landscapes and nature. He is an exhibiting member of the Gallery 53 of Rocky Neck, the Rockport Art Association & Museum and Newburyport Art Association where he has earned numerous awards.

Into photography? Join Skip Montello as he describes his techniques for incredible pictures! You are also invited to bring your camera and some photos of your own.

If you have any questions, please contact Cindi Williams  at 978-281-9763  or williams@sawyerfreelibrary.org.

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Rockport Maker's Festival
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Rockport Maker's Festival

  • Main Street Rockport, MA 01966 (map)
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Join us for a celebration of creativity and holiday spirit!

[ SHOP ] Discover handmade and local gifts in Rockport's many indie shops and galleries. Tour open studios and see makers at work. Find some new faves at our indoor Holiday Market.

[ EAT ] Enjoy local favorites like freshly caught lobster or clam chowder. Try a craft burger & beer pairing from one of our seaside restaurants. Experience more exotic options from the festival food trucks. Finish it off with locally made treats like candy canes and salt water taffy.

[ ENJOY ] Celebrate the holiday spirit in an old fashioned seaside village. Ride down Bearskin Neck in a horse drawn carriage. Try one of the crafty events, hosted by local shops, like print-your-own screen print, or decorate a gingerbread house, and then finish the day with a classic holiday movie.

For more information and to download your schedule and map, please click here.

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Object(ive) : Call For Art
Dec
9
to Dec 31

Object(ive) : Call For Art

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The Brookline Arts Center invites artists of all media residing in the United States to submit work for "Object(ive)".

Our lives are continuously shaped by the objects we use and create. The meaning or purpose of an object may shift with time. Cups and bowls we use today could become precious artifacts displayed in a museum, or they could be tossed aside as forgotten waste. With the rapid technological advances of the last century, our production of objects has increased dramatically. American culture today can be characterized by our fierce consumerism and attachment to objects. In "Object(ive)" we are looking for work that explores the influence objects have on contemporary life, whether the objects are commonplace, precious, functional, religious, cultural or symbolic.

Artwork Requirements

● All media welcome
● Artwork must have been created within the last five years
● All submitted work must be original
● Work must be available for exhibition dates
● Prints must be signed, dated and numbered. If submitting monoprints or monotypes, an artist proof must also be submitted.
● Maximum size 2D: up to 84"in either dimension.
● Maximum size 3D: combined dimensions must not exceed a total of 144 inches (height+width+depth), total weight must not exceed 100lbs.
● Video work: If accepted, the artist is responsible for providing all necessary viewing equipment

Eligibility

All artists residing in United States are eligible to submit work. All applications must be entered online through the BAC's submission form. Up to six pieces of original artwork can be submitted.

Online Submission and More Info

http://www.brooklineartscenter.com/gallery/object(ive)/callforart

Entry Fee

$30 for 1-3 submissions, $45 for 4-6

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ART @ The Ice House : Leon Doucette & Peter Herbert
Nov
3
to Nov 6

ART @ The Ice House : Leon Doucette & Peter Herbert

If you missed our very successful Grand Opening Reception October 13th for this Exhibit, now is your last chance!— Please join us for our upcoming Closing Artists' Reception for Leon Doucette & Peter Herbert at ART@the IceHouse, Cape Pond Ice Company, this Saturday afternoon, November 3, from 3 pm - 6 pm. 

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CAPA - Cape Ann Plein Air Grand Awards Exhibition & Gala
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

CAPA - Cape Ann Plein Air Grand Awards Exhibition & Gala

CAPA welcomes forty juried artists from coast to coast, Canada and Russia to participate in the 2018 CAPA Competition and Festival.

The Cape Ann Plein Air Grand Awards Exhibition & Gala are the highlight of the festival. A limited number of tickets are available through CAPA. Artwork will be available for purchase through Monday, October 15, 2018.

Artwork : Near Cazenovia, Stapleton Kearns, Oil

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CAPA - Artist Appreciation Reception
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

CAPA - Artist Appreciation Reception

CAPA welcomes forty juried artists from coast to coast, Canada and Russia to participate in the 2018 CAPA Competition and Festival.

The Artist Appreciation Reception provides an opportunity for CAPA and the creative community to show their support for these visiting artists at the Studio Restaurant in Gloucester, MA. Cape Ann has had a long history of welcoming artists to the area to capture its beauty and share it with the other creative communities across the globe. Public welcome; food and refreshments available for purchase.

Artwork : The Vaughn House, David Lussier, Oil on Linen

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CAPA - Nocturne Painting on Rocky Neck
Oct
11
5:00 PM17:00

CAPA - Nocturne Painting on Rocky Neck

CAPA welcomes forty juried artists from coast to coast, Canada and Russia to participate in the 2018 CAPA Competition and Festival.

Join CAPA and the Rocky Neck Art Colony for a night of artists, music, and more. Free to the Public; food and refreshments available for purchase.

Artwork : Untitled, Stapleton Kearns, Oil

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CAPA Artist Preview Reception
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

CAPA Artist Preview Reception

CAPA welcomes forty juried artists from coast to coast, Canada and Russia to participate in the 2018 CAPA Competition and Festival.

The Artist Preview Reception provides an opportunity for the public to preview this year’s CAPA artists at Charles Fine Arts, Gloucester, MA. Free to the Public.

Artwork: Beach Music, David Bareford, Oil

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CAPA - Opening Reception
Oct
7
6:00 PM18:00

CAPA - Opening Reception

CAPA welcomes forty juried artists from coast to coast, Canada and Russia to participate in the 2018 CAPA Competition and Festival.

The Opening Reception provides an opportunity for the public to meet this year’s CAPA artists at the historic Essex Shipbuilding Museum. Free to the Public.

Artwork : Low Tide Essex, Neal Hughes, CAPA Artist 2018


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CAPA - Artist Registration
Oct
7
7:00 AM07:00

CAPA - Artist Registration

CAPA welcomes forty juried artists from coast to coast, Canada and Russia to participate in the 2018 CAPA Competition and Festival.

Registration is at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Essex, MA, from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM. An Opening Reception for the Artists, and an opportunity for the public to meet the artists.

Artwork : The Paint Factory, Ken Knowles, CAPA Artist 2018

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