See below for current CALLS TO ARTISTS:
Call to Florida Artists:
Design & Fabricate Public Shelter for Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority -
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), the City of Pinellas Park and The Richman Group of Florida, Inc. are stakeholders in this joint public art commission. The projet consists of a covered bus shelter with solar lighting and a passenger bench, bicycle rack, and waste receptacle to be located on Gateway Center Parkway nearby the entrance to The Epic Gateway Centre Apartment site. Deadline for Submissions: December 13 2013 by 4PM. Submission details can be found here (PDF). For more information contact Janet A. Recca at (727) 540-1818 or email@example.com.
Call for Artists and Creators:
MYSTERY BUILD 2014 - $21,000 in Awards
Create a work of art using ONLY the materials provided in a Mystery Build kit! What's inside? We can't tell you, but you can expect to find some common art materials like wood, clay, canvas, metal, and plenty of surprises. All 2014 kits contain the same materials, so each creator faces the same challenges and limitations. It's a project that combines the creation of art, the challenge of a puzzle, and the fun of a game. Mystery build is ideal for anyone looking to go beyond the standard art contest, to not only showcase their strongest talents and skills but also stretch their creative muscles and think and work in entirely new ways. HOW IT WORKS: Purchase a Mystery Build kit and your project materials will be shipped to your door. Create an original project using only the materials provided, that relates to the contest's theme.(The theme this year is "Build a Dream". What does that mean? You tell us.) Share your creation online. Upload images and/or video of your project, as well as images/video of your work in progress. The winners are selected by an independent panel of judges. The People's Choice Award goes to the entry with the most votes during the Public Voting period. Entries are judged on creative use of materials, craftsmanship, use of the theme, and presentation. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 10/20/14. More details can be found at www.mysterybuild.com.
Call for Entries:
Art Center Sarasota
“Breaking Tradition”: An Open, All Media Juried Exhibition. Art Center Sarasota invites artists to submit works for the upcoming exhibition “Breaking Tradition.” This exhibition will be for artwork of any subject matter and material, open to all artists. Artists are continuously crossing boundaries and trying new things with their work, and this exhibition is meant to celebrate that sense of adventure and diversity. Please review the rules and regulations to ensure entries are compliant with the submission condition requirements. Five awards to be presented: $500 First Place, $300 Second Place, $200 Third Place, Two Merit Awards as well as a selection of Honorable Mentions. Online submission available December 1, 2013—January 3, 2014 at www.artsarasota.org/callartists. Receiving day for hand-carried submissions is January 7, 2014 10am-6pm. Art Center Sarasota Rules & Regulations can be found here
Calling to All Artists:
Visual Arts Center of Punta Gorda, FL -
National Art Exhibition! To enter, go to our website www.VisualArtCenter.org and click on the National Art Exhibition (NAE) icon at the bottom of the home page. Entry deadline is noon EST, December 4, 2013. Best of Show Award ... $2,000. Total Show Prize Money ... Over $6,000. Exhibit On Display ... February 1 - March 9, 2014. Champagne Awards Reception ... Thursday, February 6, 7-9pm. Juried by Carl Samson, a figurative and plein-air painter who is a repeat winner at the National Portrait Competition, winning both the Grand Prize and the Distinguished Achievement awards. He resides in Ohio and is the former Chairman of the Advisory Board to the American Society of Portrait Artists. If you have any questions, please contact Michele or Debbie at 941.639.8810, Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm. Thank you and we look forward to your participation!
Call for Plays:
Theatre Odyssey -
Theatre Odyssey is pleased to announce a call for ten-minute plays for the Ninth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival to be held this year at a new location, the Cook Theatre at FSU Center for the Performing Arts, on May 1 thru May 4, 2014. The play selection process begins with qualified readers, who remain anonymous, as do the playwrights whose submissions they are evaluating. An independent scoring system using a uniform matrix guides the readers in choosing the most worthy plays for production. As many as eight plays are selected each year. Three highly respected judges choose the best play at each annual Ten-Minute Play Festival. All interested playwrights should consult the Theatre Odyssey website, www.TheatreOdyssey.org for a complete list of rules and regulations. All submissions must be received by January 15, 2014 and should be mailed to Theatre Odyssey, PO Box 1383, Sarasota, FL 34230-1383.
Call to Photographers:
“Annual Florida Juried Photography Exhibit” -
Friends of Rookery Bay (FORB) and the United Arts Council of Collier County (UAC) are seeking submissions for their annual photography exhibit at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center in Naples, FL. This exhibit is open to photographers residing in Florida; both full-time and seasonal residents. The subject matter must be of the flora and fauna of Florida. Photographs should reflect the mission of the Friends of Rookery Bay, which is to connect people with Southwest Florida’s dynamic estuarine environment through education, engagement and stewardship. There will be cash awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places as well as honorable mentions. Winners will be chosen by the juror the day of the reception after reviewing the exhibit. Results will be announced during the opening reception. Prize checks will be mailed to winners within 15 days of selection. Deadline for Entries: Monday, December 6, 2013. Exhibit Dates: February 4 - March 27, 2014. Jpeg Submission Procedures: Label each jpeg entry with your name and title of the piece. Limit is two submittals per artist. Digital images may be sent as jpegs and must be NO LARGER THAN 300 dpi and 1024 pixels per inch horizontal or 768 pixels per inch vertical.Send jpegs to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Name, title, date, dimensions, prices must be shown on the application. Work may also be displayed and noted as ‘not for sale’. Please ask for a read receipt or other confirmation by email that we have received your jpegs Although entries are via email, you must mail an application form, check and release form in order for an application to be considered complete. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $30 per application ($20 for UAC and FORB members). Check should be payable to United Arts Council, a 501(c)3 organization, and amount is tax-deductible. More informatiom is available here.
Open Call :Residency in Italy 2014! - Enjoy an unforgettable artistic experience in the heart of Tuscany! La Macina di San Cresci is now accepting applications for residencies 2014. We operate all year-round welcoming artists of all ages and nationalities. Resident artists are at various stages in their careers and work in all media; including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, dance, music ( there is a restored organ available in the church), interdisciplinary, design and architecture. Our facilities are well equipped for exhibitions, open studios, lectures, conferences, seminars, workshops, video and film projection. Our mission is to encourage the mobility of artists interested in exploring their ideas in a well appointed studio far from home.Between two great cities of the Renaissance: Florence & Siena, our location is truly unique in the area, in which the residents find a space to pursue work , taking full advantage of the rich cultural backdrop offered by the ancient place and its surroundings and of course Italy’s rich cultural heritage. This is a magical place and the images on a website cannot truly communicate the look, feel, and spirit of this place. All artists who have been here have a great memory of their experience. Apply now! Visit www.chianticom.com for details and application form or contact us: email@example.com for more information.
Sarasota Wildlife Art Festival:
The Rotary Club of Sarasota presents the second annual Sarasota Wildlife Art Festival and Symposium on Sat. March 1 & Sun. March 2, 2014. Artists are invited to submit their work for a juried art show, benefiting the Rotary Club of Sarasota and Save Our Seabirds! Painting, Mixed Media, Fine Crafts, Jewelry, Photography, and Sculpture are all encouraged. Deadline for applications is Feburary 15, 2014. For more information, please visit: http://www.sarasotawildlifefest.com/artist-entry-instructions-2/.
Call to Painters for Arcadia Plein Air Paint-Out
DeSoto Arts Council:
The Arcadia Plein Air Paint-Out takes place on Saturday, November 16. "En plein air" is a French term referring to artists going outdoors to paint the scenery, rather than remaining in their studios painting from photos or from memory. Plein air artists will converge on downtown Arcadia to paint scenes of the historic district. Artists are encouraged to register for the event before November 4 for the event and save $5. Early registrants will also be guaranteed a goodie bag. Go to our website for more information or here to register. A map of suggested painting sites is on the website. Artist check-in is 8 to 10 a.m. at Last Chapter Coffee Shop, 15 W Oak Street. Artists must provide all their own supplies, including frames. Blank painting surfaces will be stamped at check-in. Artists have until 3 p.m. to complete up to two entries per artist.
2014 Annual Outdoor Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity
Embracing Our Differences:
Now accepting art submissions for the 11th annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating diversity. National and international submissions are encouraged. 39 artists will be selected for the exhibit. The Exhibit will be displayed April and May 2014 at two venues - Island Park along Sarasota, Florida’s beautiful bayfront and Riverwalk in Bradenton, FL. Since 2004, the exhibit has been viewed by more than 1,600,000 visitors. Final selections will be chosen based on artistic excellence in reflection of the theme “embracing our differences”and made by a 3-judge panel of professional artists, curators and art professionals. A total of $3,000 (US) in awards will be presented. There is no submission fee nor limit on the number of entries. Submissions must be postmarked no later than January 6, 2014. Submission forms and more information concerning past winning entries are available here, or by emailing Info@EmbracingOurDifferences.org.
Call for Local Artists, Craftsmen, Authors, Vendors
The Historical Society of Sarasota County:
The Historical Society is looking for local Artists/ Craftsmen and Authors to fill their shop, which will re-open mid October in the detached kitchen of the historic Bidwell House, located at 1260 12th Street in Pioneer Park, Sarasota. Items are taken on consigment (60/40 basis unless you can volunteer in the shop one day a month from 10 - 2, then the split rises to 70/30). All artisans are welcome to apply. The Society is also looking for artisan vendors for its upcoming annual Pirates and Pioneers Day, to be held on Sat. Nov. 16th from 10 - 4, in Pioneer Park. The outside THIEVES MARKET will be filled with vendors of all kinds, including antiques and Flea Market items. Booth space is $35.00 per 10' x 10' space. For more information, please call or email Jane, at the Society's headquarters... 941- 364-9076 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Danae DeShazer, Communications Manager
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