Call for Art & Various Resources

Call for Artists:

Art in the Mill Park

in Paoli

Call for Artists:

Art in the Mill Park in Paoli

Saturday August 11, 2012

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Please join us along the banks of the Sugar River in beautiful Paoli, Wisconsin. Over 50 artists will be showcased in this gorgeous setting.

Live music, food and good cheer.

Silent auction to benefit Autism Society of Greater Madison.For more information, please visit our website for
details and specifics. Early Bird registration deadline
is April 1, 2012
.

Call for Artist Lecturers:

UW Whitewater
Dept of Art & Design

 

The UW-Whitewater Department of Art & Design invites applications for an on-going pool of qualified interim instructors to teach studio courses either full or part-time. Preference is given to applicants who can teach in more than one listed area. Appointment begins January 2012 for Drawing.
Candidates with experience teaching in the following areas are encouraged to apply: Drawing, 2D Design, 3D Design and Digital-based Foundations (involving raster and vector based art and design).

Salary commensurate. Review of applicants begins on Monday, November 28th, 2011 and is ongoing. Master of Fine Arts required, terminal degree and teaching experience preferred.

UNIVERSITY & COMMUNITY:The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was founded in 1868, embedded in the lush landscape of Southern Wisconsin. Whitewater (population 14,622) is conveniently located 40 miles from Madison, 50 miles from Milwaukee, and 100 miles from Chicago. UW-Whitewater has a diverse student body with an enrollment of 10,700. The NASAD accredited Department of Art and Design offers programs in studio/fine art, art history, graphic design and media arts, serves approximately 500 majors and minors and offers B.A., B.S., B.S.E., and B.F.A. degrees. The Department of Art and Design is a part of the College of Arts and Communication and employs 23 full and part-time faculty. It is located in the Greenhill Center of the Arts, which also houses the Theatre/Dance and Music Departments and the Crossman Gallery (a 2,500 square foot facility that presents professional, juried and student exhibitions).

   

APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS: Interested persons should apply in writing and include the following:

  • A letter of Application
  • Copies of graduate, and undergraduate transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 20 slides of personal and 20 of student work. Images on CD will be accepted.
  • Three names of references
  • SASE (if you would like your submission returned)
  • Official transcripts will be required from individuals invited to interview

Send all application materials to: 

Gregory Porcaro

Co-Chair, Pool Search Committee

Art & Design Department
College of Arts and Communication

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

800 West Main Street, CA2073

Whitewater, WI 53190
Telephone #: (262) 472-1324

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications begin Monday, November 28th, 2011. Ongoing applications are invited.

 

Call for Artists:
Female Artist’s Art Annual of Contemporary Art 

Prospectus
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Artists are invited to apply for the 9th Online FEMALE ARTIST’S ART ANNUAL Of Contemporary Art. The competition is open to all artists and is judged solely by visuals submitted online or attachment. All accepted works that pass the screening will entry into competition and will be exhibited 12 months beginning with the date of the inclusion.
The screening is conducted by submitting Jpeg [.JPG] image files versions of the submitted works inline or attachment. Submitters whose entries pass the screening will be notified by e-mail indicating that the works are included in exhibition.

Materials to be received
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Applicants may enter minimum 4 works and maximum 12 works submitted inline or attachment send to info@artaddiction.net along with the work’s details.

Entries without a fully completed entry form will not be accepted. If you are not able to access the PDF application form, you can submit a letter that includes: name, country, number of the works submitted, the method of entry fee payment.Image Size and Resolution
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Submit the exhibition 4 -12 image files / JPG 72 dpi / 800 pix along the work title, year, medium, size and price.ENTRY FEE
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If the works are selected you will be asked to provide the entry fee of Euro 50 (or equivalent currency) for 4 works and Euro 10 for each additional work one-year on display beginning with the date of the inclusion. Payment by PayPal, WU and direct transfer in account.

AWARDS
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– Grand Prize: One Artist will be awarded two-pages in Art Addiction 100 Contemporary Artists collective art books series edited by WOA publishing. Award value US$4,490.00.

– Prize of Excellence: Two Artists will be awarded one-page in in Art Addiction 100 Contemporary Artists collective art books series edited by WOA publishing. Award value $2,250.00 /each.

– Honorable Mention: Selected artists will be awarded for Diploma of Excellence (Honorable Award)

We send out a monthly [digital] files of artists in our displays to very important customers, collectors and art lovers interested in buying art. If art buyers are interested in purchasing any artwork featured on Art Addiction, they need to contact the gallery via e-mail*

EXHIBITION PERIOD
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One-year beginning with the date of the inclusion.

DEADLINE
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Submit today. Your works will be exposed one-year beginning with the date of the inclusion.

E-MAIL TO
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Submit your works to info@artaddiction.net
If your work is chosen as a winner then we will need the pictures at print resolution for publication in our collective art books.

Art Addiction Online Gallery History
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Art Addiction Online Gallery is probably world’s oldest art website! In August 1991 Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the first website. In June 1992 Art Addiction launched the first ever online art gallery. Art Addiction has curated 54 int’l exhibitions and exposed over 6000 fine artists.
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* Art Addiction Online Gallery is not responsible for
the selling or shipping of the artist’s works, all financial transactions are strictly between the customer and
the artist.

Call for Artists:
Artoteque

 

Guidelines: 

Artoteque.com is pleased to invite all fine artists to the 2nd online artoteque.com, aBIENNIAL of Contemporary Art. A BIENNIAL is a major contemporary art contest that takes place online once every two years. The call for entries for the 2nd aBIENNIAL of Contemporary Art is open to works of any genre. The works you submit can be sold during the exhibition.

The selection:  

The screening is conducted on Jpeg [.JPG] versions of the submitted works online. Submitters whose entries pass the screening are included in exhibition and are requested to provide the entry fee payment. All submissions must be mailed to submit@artoteque.com.

Works size:

Submit  6 – 12 artwork, digital files sized to 800 pix

(28 cm. /11″ on the large side) 72 dpi, Jpeg [.JPG] created within the last 5 years. Entries must include your name, the title of the artwork, year, medium, and price. The works submitted must be the sole creation of the exhibiting artist.

Entry fee:

There is a US$ 80 /EUR 50 entry fee for 6 works and US$ 15 /EUR 10 for each additional work. Payments by Direct Transfer on account, by PayPal and by Western Union. Submitters whose pass the screening only.

Awards:

Grand Prize Award value: Euro 4,90o.

One Artist will be awarded two-page spreads in ‘ARTISTS OF TODAY’ a quality art book for collectors, galleries, museums, dealers and art lovers, who seek the latest trends in the art world.

An Award of Distinction: value Euro 2,450.

Two Artists will be awarded one-page in ‘ARTISTS
OF TODAY’.

Honorable Mention (Honorable Award): 65 Artists will be selected for Diploma of Excellence

Exhibition period:

2011-2012 / Two years beginning with the date of the inclusion.

Exhibition venue:

Online at www.artoteque.com.

Deadline:

The earlier the better. We send out a monthly [digital] files of artists in our displays to over 200,000 subscribers, collectors and art lovers interested in buying art.

 

Call for proposals:

Our Town Grant

FROM THE WISCONSIN ARTS BOARD

NEW 2012! Our Town Grant Guidelines Now Available
National Endowment for the Arts
Deadline: March 1, 2012
“We are pleased to announce that the NEA has posted the guidelines for 2012 Our Town grants. Now in its second year, Our Town supports creative placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of communities and helps transform them into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core. Our Town will invest in creative and innovative projects in which communities, together with their arts and design organizations and artists, seek to: Improve their quality of life, encourage creative activity, create community identity and a sense of place and revitalize local economies. Pending availability of funding, grants will range from $25,000 to $150,000.  Projects may include planning, design, and arts engagement activities that reflect a systemic approach to civic development and a persuasive vision for enhanced community vibrancy.”

Please visit National Endowment for the Arts Grant  website for more information on applying for the 2012 Our Town grant.

 


Arts Day 
 

Arts Day 2012 is March 14.
“Wisconsinites from the worlds of the arts, business, education, civic issues, politics, and government will meet and rally with Wisconsin’s political leadership at Arts Day 2012, taking place on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center and the State Capitol in downtown Madison.”

This is a critical moment for Wisconsin to support new investment in creativity, innovation, imagination and entrepreneurship.  New pathways are needed to move the state’s economy, educational systems, and civic infrastructure forward. That’s where the arts come in.

People who care about Wisconsin’s future must speak up to make sure that elected officials and civic leaders know that the arts are part of the solution.
The evidence is clear: participation and involvement in the arts, arts education and creative economy are important to the people of Wisconsin. The arts are essential to Wisconsin’s cultural and spiritual quality of life, to our economic development, and to the education of our children. Investment in Wisconsin’s arts and creative sector is all about investment in good jobs, good education, and livable communities, and is directly tied to helping the state and all of its communities thrive.
For more information and to register to attend, please visit Arts Day, sponsored by Arts Wisconsin.

Special Grant Opportunity: 

Visiting Artist to Kassel, Germany

EUARCA+ 2012 Special Grant Opportunity:

Visiting Artist to Kassel, Germany

In 2007 Dane County established a sister county relationship with Landkreis Kassel, Germany. Since then, several meaningful exchanges and delegation visits involving county leaders from both locales have occurred. The County of Kassel now offers an extraordinary opportunity for a Dane County artist.

ALL applicants must submit applications using our online system (WebGrants). You may access EUARCA+ opportunity description, application, and instructions within WebGrants.

EUARCA+ 2012 Documenta is one of the most important exhibitions of modern and contemporary art in the world. Since 1955, it has taken place every five years in Kassel, Germany. More than 750,000 people visited documenta 12, held in 2007. The next one, documenta 13, will take place from June 9 to September 16, 2012. Similar to past

documentas, the County of Kassel is organizing and hosting an arts camp called EUARCA (European Art Camp) with artists from the sister cities in Kassel and sister regions of the County of Kassel.

Next year, EUARCA+ will be special, including artists from Europe, plus one from Dane County due to a very generous invitation and extraordinary experience offered by the County of Kassel to a local Dane County artist. In a joint venture, the Dane County Board of Supervisors Office and Cultural Affairs Commission present this special grant opportunity.

EUARCA+ ExperienceEight participating artists will stay for 2+ weeks in July 2012 during documenta 13 with a host artist family within a village in the County of Kassel and create new artworks to be exhibited and cataloged. EUARCA+ 2012 participants will connect with one another and local Kassel artists, be involved in offering public engagement opportunities, and visit documenta 13. In addition to our special artist ambassador from Dane County, EUARCA+ 2012 artists will originate from Great Britain (1), Italy (1), Hungary (1), Netherland (1), Austria (1) and France (2). *

EUARCA+ Details

  • July 6-20, 2012
  • Guest village for Dane County Artist: Espenau, a small municipality 6.5 miles north of Kassel, in Hesse, Germany (approximately 60 miles northeast of Frankfurt)
  • Studio space provided (will try to accommodate selected artist’s needs and requirements)
  • Theme: Power & Responsibility related to the Battle of Wilhelmsthal on June 24, 1762, one of the decisive battles of the Seven-Year-War (aka French-Indian War) 250 years ago. Artists’ work will reflect upon the use of power and responsibility associated with power. New artwork created will respond to this topic in a creative way, with every and any art-form accepted, e.g., painting, sculpture, photography, new media.
  • Covered expenses associated with EUARCA+ include: $1,000 for travel to/from Madison to Kassel, 2-week overnight stay with artist host family and most meals, travel within Kassel, studio set-up (to extent possible), scholarship of 1,000 euros, and grant for cost of art materials and supplies.EUARCA+ Goals for & Expectations of Selected Dane County Artist
    • Engage with other EUARCA+ artists and local community, e.g. offer open studio and demonstrations
    • Help deepen and broaden meaningful arts and culture relationship between Kassel and Dane County
    • Serve as an effective ambassador and strong representative of Dane County and local arts community
    • Share new work and experience in Dane County, including reporting to Dane County Board and Cultural Affairs Commission, and offering some form of public presentation(s) in 2012 and/or 2013, e.g., exhibition, video, talk, workshop.
  • Grant application deadline:
    • First Grant Cycle (February 1, 2012)
    • Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. CT on the day of the grant submission deadline.
  • EligibilityEligible Applicants
    • Individual Artists
    • Dane County Residents

    Additional Eligibility Considerations

    • Degree-seeking students may not apply for grants that support projects/programs directly related to their academic work.
    • Applications will not be considered from grantees that have not fulfilled obligations
      to the commission under terms of prior
      grant awards.
    • Applicants must be at least 18 years in age at the time application is submitted.

    Review CriteriaThe following criteria are applied in the Commission’s Grant Application review:

    • Quality and Creativity Proposed Project
    • Ability to serve as an ambassador
      representing Dane County, and to
      leverage experience
    • Level of community impact and public benefit
    • Likelihood for success

    Review and Award Process

    • The Commission has a two-step review process that takes up to eight weeks:
      • A panel of knowledgeable citizen advisors will evaluate applications. Commission members, using recommendations of the panelists, ultimately make grant award decisions.
    • Announcement of grant award decisions is made by phone or email within a week of the Commission’s grant review meeting and grant award materials will be sent to applicants shortly thereafter.
    • Grant terms are documented in a legal contract of agreement signed by a representative of Dane County and the
      grant recipient.

    Questions? Please contact us!

    For Technical Assistance and Other Questions:Michelle Goldade, Administrative Support:

    goldade@countyofdane.com
    p.608-266-4296

    Policy, Guidelines, and Grant Writing GuidanceKaren Crossley,Director:
    crossley@countyofdane.com
    p.608-266-5915

 

     Arts Business Institute:

Where’s the Money?

Artists who focus on only one method of producing an income have businesses that are fragile. Stabilize your business by diversifying income streams.While many artists are complaining about the economy, others are finding out how to survive and prosper creatively. Vacancy signs on Main Street are everywhere, so rent is cheap or even free in some great locations. Now is a time when everything is negotiable. Take a tip from those stingy customers you see at retail fairs, get tough and learn to negotiate!One strategy that really makes sense is taking a look at the multiple ways an artist can earn a living. Those people who diversify become more secure, as they have income sources which can fill in holes in the calendar year, or cover expenses when other sources dry up.

Are you primarily selling retail at shows or fairs? Here are some other ways to inject more revenue into your business:

1. Wholesale. This is the big gorilla. Wholesale selling balances art/craft businesses beautifully by creating ongoing relationships with stores and galleries – and ongoing income. Artists with studios who wholesale are far more likely to have employees. The Craft Organization Development Association (CODA) Survey says that “Craftspeople that have paid employees generally have three times the household income and ten times the sales/revenue of those that work alone.” This can make the difference between an average of $50,000 annually vs. about $17,000.00.

2. Teach Classes. Using studio space for more than producing work means you can add extra income without much more expenditure. Schedule classes when your travel schedule or commitments are low, or work with a spouse or partner who can cover one income-producing activity while you work on another.

3. Sell Tools and Supplies. This can be a great income-generator. In fact, on Etsy, “the busiest vendors on the site sell craft supplies to other Etsians,”  according to CNN Money. Studio owners who supply local artists, craftspeople and hobbyists can attain a higher profile and become a go-to destination while cross-selling their own art as well.

4. Hire Sales Reps. This can expand your reach throughout the country, or wherever you seek to gain representation. Multi-line reps can be located through trade publications, websites which connect reps to vendors, or word of mouth. The reps you hire should have lines which work well with yours, and will be selling product lines priced at wholesale, which are made in production.

5. License Your Work. Although licensing is an industry in itself, some artists license designs while also producing in their own studios. When you contract with a manufacturer to license your work, it allows them to use your design for a designated period of time on certain products. This is an excellent way to build multiple streams of income.

6. Sell Other Artists’ Work. Do you sell your work retail from your studio? If you have a good location, create gallery space and partner with other artists looking for a sales outlet. Open studios, trunk shows, and participating in Arts Walks will bring additional visitors into your retail space as potential customers.

7. Print on Demand.  Sites like Zazzle, Café Press, Ponoko, and others (check out this article on Mashable for details)  Many artists have storefronts on these sites, which adds an extra bump to their income.

8. Write an Ebook. Are you really good at something that you can write about? If you already teach classes and can put together a saleable package, write an
ebook which you can market and sell from your
website or blog.

9. Become an Affiliate. Advertise for vendors whose products you believe in, on the sidebar of your blog. These might be art supplies, coaches, natural products, tech services and more. Every time a visitor to your blog clicks through to their site and makes a purchase, you get a commission.

10. Shopping Cart on Your Website. Although many artists and craftspeople use Etsy or other retail site, a shopping cart on your own website can catch sales for you 24/7. If you retail and wholesale, make sure you use a  2.5 markup over your wholesale price when you retail, and a different “brand” name or shop name than at wholesale to prevent conflicts.

11. Get Creative. Commission work, home shows,
pop-up galleries, and even bidding on government contracts (they need art too!) are more possible ways to earn money. Talk to other artists to find out how they’ve discovered other income streams.

Have you found new ways to make supplemental income? Please share!

 

Call for Artists: Dane County

Cultural Affairs Commission

The Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission is issuing a call for artists to submit art for consideration and inclusion in our signature 2014 art calendar and 2013 art poster and companion bookmark.

Please find the announcement and the submission form is also located on our webpage.



Resource Links:
NICHE Magazine Published by, NICHE magazine was founded for the purpose of connecting art galleries and craft retailers with the finest wholesale crafts, handmade gifts and decorative art objects made in artist studios throughout the United States and Canada. American Craft Week

This year’s American Craft Week celebration, to be held October 7-16, will bring together individuals, small businesses and organizations from all fifty states in recognition of the countless ways handmade objects enrich our daily lives and contribute to our national aesthetic and economy.

CRAFT 

At CRAFT, our focus is about education and promotion of American made Craft Art. We are an association of galleries, shops and now artists from all over, dedicated to presenting work that has one common characteristic–it’s Handmade in the USA. Our members represent some of the finest artists/craftspeople in the world — Folk or Contemporary, Ceramics, Fine Woodworking or Blown Glass, Sculptural or Functional — a CRAFT member gallery or shop is the place to find it.

The 3/50 Project

Saving our Brick and Mortars our Nation is built on.

Crafts Report

The business source for Artists and Retailers.

CERF+ Emergency

CERF+ is a national artists’ service organization whose mission is to safeguard and sustain the careers of craft artists and provide emergency resources that benefit all artists.

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