Call for Art: New American Paintings – South Edition

Call for Art: New American Paintings – South Edition

Deadline: December 31, 2016

It is that time of year again…

New American Paintings sponsors six juried competitions per year. The forty winners of each competition receive a four-page, full-color spread in New American Paintings. Five of the annual competitions focus on geographic regions (Northeast, South, Midwest, West and Pacific Coast), and the sixth is only open to current Masters of Fine Arts candidates who are attending schools based in the United States, and current year graduates.

Eligibility: Our competitions are open to all artists working within the United States. We define the activity of painting broadly, and all styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular. There are no educational requirements to apply to our regional competitions, only the MFA competition. Artists applying to the MFA competition may also apply to their respective regional competition in the same calendar year.

Call for Art: Clemson National Print and Drawing Competition, SC

Call for Art: Clemson National Print and Drawing Competition, Lee Gallery, Clemson, South Carolina

Deadline: October 14

“Adaptable: Facing the Future”

The exhibit is an exploration into the nature of change and the responses it elicits through a wide variety of contexts. It explores the range of our adaptability to our ever evolving and changing environments. and drawing form

Funding: Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

Funding: Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

Deadline: None

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation is one of the most prestigious grants available to emerging figurative artists, as well as one of the most substantial. The award is available to artists working in a representational style of drawing, painting, or printmaking.

Residency: VisArts at Rockville, MD

Residency: VisArts at Rockville, Rockville, Maryland
Deadline: 03/23/16

VisArts invites applications from local, national, and international artists for a four month residency in one of our beautiful studios in the center of downtown Rockville, MD. Conveniently located 18 miles outside of D.C., with easy Metro access, the residency provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. The current call is for artists or artist teams whose primary residency practice will be painting and/or drawing.

Studio space is provided free of charge. Interaction, dialogue and exploration both within the VisArts artist community and the larger Rockville community is encouraged. Resident Artists will present their work in a 3 person exhibition at VisArts.

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Residency: Penland Core Fellowship Program, Penland, NC

Penland Core Fellowship Program, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Deadline: October 15

The Penland Core Fellowship Program is a two-year work-study fellowship that offers emerging artists the opportunity to explore artistic interests and career possibilities in a supportive artistic community.

The work that core fellows do for the school—jobs such as dining hall manager, weekend cook, and entertainment coordinator—places them at the heart of Penland’s operation and gives them an opportunity to develop leadership skills. They are a bridge between the staff and the studios and serve a unique role in helping others have “the Penland experience.”

Core fellows live and work together and often learn as much from each other as they do from their classes. In the process, they form close friendships and become part of each other’s lifelong professional networks. The core house is an incubator for great ideas and deep conversations.

Call for Art: UNC Asheville 7th Annual Drawing Discourse Exhibition

Call for Art: 7th Annual Drawing Discourse Exhibition – University of North Carolina Asheville

Deadline: November 1

As part of an ongoing commitment to promote drawing practices in the visual arts, the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNC Asheville) invites artists to submit entries to an International juried exhibition of contemporary drawing. UNC Asheville seeks to examine drawing as it is practiced and defined by today’s artists. Such an exhibition will demonstrate the continued significance of drawing through both conventional and innovative methods. Accepted work will be exhibited in UNC Asheville’s S. Tucker Cooke Gallery from Jan. 15, 2016 through Feb. 12, 2016.
Esteemed juror, Edgar Jerins, will be present and open the exhibition with a lecture about his practice on January 15, 2016; Drawing Discourse opening reception immediately following.

A full color catalogue of the exhibition will be printed. $1000 in cash prizes

Call for Art: Design the 2016 Alive at The Bluebird Official Poster

Call for Art: Design the 2016 Alive at The Bluebird Official Poster

Deadline: September 30

Local artists are invited to enter Alive Hospice’s 2016 Alive At The Bluebird poster contest! Entries are due Sept. 30, and the winning design will become the official artwork for the 23rd annual Alive At The Bluebird concert series in January 2016 and the 3rd Annual Bluebird In The Boro series in March 2016.

Alive At The Bluebird is a month-long concert series featuring more than 100 hit songwriters playing to benefit Middle Tennessee nonprofit Alive Hospice. The winning design will be featured on event posters and T-shirts to be sold at The Bluebird Cafe as well as event programs and other promotional vehicles.