Residency: VCCA, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia
Deadline: September 15*
Admission to VCCA is highly selective, based on a review of applications by panels of professional artists. There are separate panels for each category (poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, playwrights, performance, film and video artists, painters, sculptors, photographers, installation artists, composers and cross-disciplinary artists) with over fifty panelists serving at any one time. These panelists undergo periodic review to ensure that selection to VCCA is being made by the highest caliber artists in each discipline. Panelists are also rotated regularly to ensure that particular styles or tastes are not continuously represented. The basis for admission by an application is professional achievement or promise of achievement.
*Don’t worry if you miss this one! They have several throughout the year… just book mark the link and prep for next time.
Call for Art: The Slide Show, Glass Wheel Studio, Norfolk, VA
Deadline: September 5, 2016
If you took an art history course any time before the year 2005 you probably know a lot about
2 x 2 slides. They were the primary means through which art history was taught. All of that has changed now, of course. PowerPoint has relegated analog slide lectures to the scrap heap of history. As a result, universities and art historians have found themselves holding collections of literally thousands of old slides; all carefully labeled, arranged, and catalogued. These collections have become obsolete for the purposes for which they were made. They are sadly unemployed.
To remedy the situation, we seek your help in giving these slides a second life – as raw material and conceptual inspiration for creative works.
Interested artists will be mailed 36, randomly selected, 2 x 2 slides from a 10,000 slide collection covering the entire history of Western art. Responsive artworks will then be juried by a small panel of museum, gallery, and educational program directors into ‘The Slide Show’ exhibition at Glass Wheel Studio in Norfolk, VA on view January 21-February 26, 2017.
Glass Wheel Studio
Contact: Alyssa Strackbein
Residency: Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia
Deadline: September 15
Serenity. Light. Space. Privacy. The ability to work uninterrupted for hours, days, weeks in a quiet studio cradled in 400 acres of rolling Blue Ridge farmland. These are just a few of the reasons why more than 400 of the world’s foremost writers, composers, and visual artists come to VCCA each year. Every residency includes a comfortable, private bedroom, three meals a day, and a private studio.
Among our Fellows are recipients of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Academy in Rome, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, as well as winners of National Book Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, and MacArthur genius awards. In the past 41 years, more than 4,000 writers, artists and composers have benefited from residencies at VCCA, making it, in the words of one of our Fellows, “one of the most important sources of art in the world.”
VCCA. Because creative space is a creative edge.
Call for Art: [ ] (“Spaces”), The Depot, Richmond, VA and Online
Deadline: April 23
[ ] (“Spaces”) art exhibition features works that examine spaces in a digital context, and more importantly, the nature of being “digital.” The pieces call attention to how the user interacts with a computer generated or altered environment—is it really a space if no one is there to experience it? In some cases, the work allows the user to explore aspects of the real world in a way that can only exist in the digital realm. In others, the work may become completely detached from the sensations provided by our tangible experiences to evoke feelings of the surreal and otherworldly. One uses their 21st century vernacular of electronic interaction to navigate these unreal environments while staying somewhat familiar and grounded in their own reality. This show will bring digital and virtual art to Richmond, Va.
Call for Art: 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
Deadline: May 31
1708 Gallery invites US-based and international artists, and curators, to submit proposals for the 2017 and 2018 exhibition seasons. Students with an anticipated graduation date of May 2016 are eligible to apply for exhibitions in 2017, and graduates in May 2017 for exhibitions in 2018. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in the 1708 Gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered.
Selected proposals will be given an exhibition period of approximately six weeks, a $1000 honorarium, and shipping, travel, installation and exhibition support.
For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit www.1708gallery.org
Application Fee: $20
Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Erin Willett with any questions at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 804.643.1708
Call for Art: SECAC (Southeastern College Art Conference) 2016 Juried Exhibition, Elanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia
The Call for Entries Prospectus for the SECAC 2016 Juried Exhibition is now available: https://secac.memberclicks.net/assets/documents/secac/conference/secac-2016-juried-exhibition-prospectus.pdf. SECAC membership required after entry acceptance.
Deadline: April 1, 2016, midnight, EDT.
Entry fee: $35.
Location: Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University
Juror: Jenine Culligan, Director, Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University
Residency: Old Furnace Artist Residency , Harrisonburg, VA
The Old Furnace Artist Residency is looking to host artists in Spring 2015.
Visiting artists MUST engage in topics of social justice. A background in socially engaged art practices is urged but not required. Public programming and activations are encouraged. We do not offer traditional studio spaces but can usually secure resources for visiting artist.
More info: OldFurnace.Tumblr.com
Residencies can be 1 to 30 days in length. Residency is free and open to all backgrounds and professional levels. People of Color & Queer Folks are especially encouraged to apply.