Calls for Art April 2012

Here are a few calls for art for Artisans to view.


Brickton Art Center  

The Abstract Show-Call For Entries 

Regional Juried Art Exhibition

Call for abstract work in all formats and mediums. Please submit works made within the last 3 years (2009-2012). The Abstract Show will be co-curated by Kristin Haas, director of exhibitions at the Brickton Art Center and Frank Juarez, owner of EFFJAY PROJEKTS Gallery in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and will be on exhibition at the Brickton Art Center from June 16-July 28, 2012.

Deadline to submit work: May 21, 2012.


NARS International Artist Residency Program

Provides national and international artists with the opportunity to produce new work while engaging with the vibrant arts community in New York City. Artists-in-residence have access to an individual studio space and various professional development programs. Residents have an opportunity to share and present their work through artist talks, workshops, and lectures and receive studio visits by prominent New York City curators, critics and gallerists. The NARS Foundation seeks applications on two levels. The first level includes emerging and mid-career artists for whom appointments as residents may make a significant impact on their careers. The second level consists of artists with established national and/or international reputations for whom a change of environment may offer refreshment and inspiration.



Applications must be delivered to the office by 5 PM on April 20, 2012. Please note the new deadline. Applications and guidelines are available for download from the NARS website: 



The Sawmill Track, Mount Wellington, Tasmania, Australia, 2011 (photograph by Mark Shorter).

Project Anywhere

Call for Proposals

Project Anywhere is a vehicle for the dissemination and peer validation of advanced practice-based artistic research at the outer limits of location-specificity.

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It is now relatively commonplace for contemporary art to transcend the spatial, temporal, geographic and technical limitations of conventional exhibition contexts. Meanwhile, artist academics still struggle with the problem of validation for practice-based research outcomes. Consequently, Project Anywhere aims to:

1. Provide a vehicle for the dissemination of art at the outermost limits of location-specificity.

2. Facilitate peer validation for practice-based research in the arts with a view to addressing lingering bias toward the journal-based paradigm for assessing research quality.

To submit a proposal for peer consideration to Project Anywhere, please supply the following materials in a single zipped folder (not exceeding 8mg):

1. Title of project

2. Location(s) for project

3. Time/duration (if known – this can be updated later)

4. A detailed project proposal 

5. Any images, files (must be under 8mg in total), and/or links 

Please send proposals to

Please supply your name and contact details within the body of the email (NOT within the project proposal folder).

Project Anywhere encourages individual and collaborative projects (and is also open to partnerships with other institutions at a project level). We are currently looking for participation from artists, institutions, and academics with a view to building a robust international network of projects and blind peer reviewers. Please note that our full blind peer review system will be in place from 2013. Proposals for our 2013 program will be accepted anytime during 2012. 

Meanwhile, we are pleased to present our first three exciting projects:

Mark Shorter. Schleimgurgeln: Song For Glover, November 20-23, 2012, Mount Wellington, Tasmania, Australia.

Tagny Duff. WetNet, June 16–September 2, Guimarães, Portugal.

Honi Ryan. Silent Dinner Party, various locations throughout 2012.  

Shifts in Horizon: Perspectives on Landscape
Call for applications

New Extended Deadline!
Application Deadline: April 30, 2012
Notification: May 7, 2012
Workshop Session: June 1–8, 2012 

944 Fort Barry
Sausalito, CA 94965
T 415.331.2787 x26
F 415.331.3857

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Shifts in Horizon: Perspectives on Landscape
A Week-long Workshop |
June 1–8, 2012
Accepting Applications March 30–
April 30, 2012 

Prompted by the immediate environment and history of the Marin Headlands’ landscape itself, Shifts in Horizon is an opportunity to envision and interpret the terrain around us. Led by Bay Area-based photographers Sean McFarland (AIR ‘11), Christina Seely (AIR ‘11), and Michael Light; designer and publisher Jason Fulford; SFMOMA Assistant Curator Lisa Sutcliffe; and a diverse group of other facilitators, this workshop examines the subject of landscape representation through the photographic lens. Both hands-on and conceptually-oriented, participants explore the rich and complex local terrain, developing multiple viewpoints by land and by sea, through guided walks, photography-specific discussions, a natural history lecture, speculative histories, and field experiments. Participants utilize both antique technologies, such as the camera obscura, along with new frontiers in digital photo manipulation; all pointing toward an expanded perspective on contemporary landscape.

Additional Details:

  • No photographic training required, a brief tutorial will be offered
  • Interest in concepts of landscape representation is essential
  • Bring your favorite gear, from disposable cameras to the high tech: laptops, film, printers, etc. Not required

Workshops at Headlands:

Workshops are week-long, thematic intensives that use the expansive setting of the Marin Headlands, a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, as a starting place for creative exploration. Led by accomplished artists and thinkers, Workshops invite participants to exchange ideas, realize creative projects, and develop new skills.

Workshops are held at Headlands’ historic artist-renovated campus, and include:

  • Intensive project work, both solo and group-based
  • Excursions into surrounding National Park
  • Chef-prepared meals among peers in the Mess Hall
  • Option of on-site housing for the full Headlands’ experience


500 USDTuition
525 USD Private room in common house (for 7 days)
425 USD Board (3 meals a day for 7 days)
1,450 USD Total

500 USD Tuition
425 USD Board (3 meals a day for 7 days)
925 USD Total 

Eligibility & Selection Criteria:

  • Must be able to commit to week-long, full-day sessions
  • Demonstrated experience relative to theme
  • Interest in collaborative practice and investigation

To Apply:

E. Maude Haak-Frendscho
Program Coordinator, Headlands Center for the Arts


— pivot art gallery is seeking artists who would like to present a portfolio of work in their online gallery. Generally, a portfolio is up for a month beginning on the 15th of each month, after which a condensed version stays in the pivot art gallery archives.

— pivot art gallery is devoted to showcasing emerging aesthetics – that is, a sense of art viewed through various media, avenues of expression, and the intersection of these that reveals a unique contemporary arts perspective.

— edgy, conceptual, and otherwise challenging work encouraged !

— if interested, please email the following information:
link to site/portfolio | bio | artist statement | any other relevant info | your questions

— to find out more about the gallery, visit the site and blog, including current and past featured artists.

— there are no fees


Deadline: Fri Jun 1st, 2012




Over 1,000 Artworks have already arrived from all across the US and around the globe! Don’t miss it–if you want to participate send your art soon.

Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s (RoCo) international small art phenomenon returns with thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, college students, youths, and YOU. Each artwork must be 6×6 square inches (or mounted to a 6×6 board) and signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. All entries will be accepted, exhibited and will be for sale to the public for $20 each (in the gallery and online for global purchasing) to benefit RoCo. Artist names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through July 15th. Sold Out artists’ names will be revealed next to their work on July 6. Anyone may enter up to 10 artworks of any medium and there is no fee to enter the exhibition.

Last year’s exhibition included 5,000 artworks by 2,000 artists from 50 US states and 36 countries! Over 7,000 people attended 6x6x2011 and over 1,700 artworks were sold! Past contributors have included Bill Viola, Dexter Dalwood, Jerry Uelsmann, Wendell Castle, and many more.

Early Celebrity Artist entries have already arrived from Buzz Spector, renowned artist; Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist; Garth Fagan, choreographer, founder and artistic director of Garth Fagan Dance; Robert Marx, internationally renowned artist; Tom Otterness, NYC-based sculptor; Lorenzo Fonda, LA-based film director; Steve Gadd, influential drummer; US Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter; Andrea Barrett, novelist and short story writer and many others. Join these celebrities and artists and send your artwork early!

Prospectus, FAQs, Celebrity Artists, and online gallery:
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Artwork Entries should be mailed directly to:
Rochester Contemporary Art Center
137 East Ave.
Rochester, NY 14604




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