Thursday, December 29, 2011

Artists Wanted - Year in Review

Artists Wanted: Year In Review is a juried, international all-medium-encompassing open call for art. You are invited to take part in a mission to present a range of technique, style and narrative that captures the best emerging artists of 2011.
Submissions received by December 31, 2011 11:59pm EST will be considered for the $1,000 Early Entry Award in addition to the Grand Prize and Category Awards.
The Mission:
Let 2012 be the Year the World Sees Your Art. The second of an annual series, Artists Wanted: Year In Review is an international open call for Painting, Sculpture & Installation, Photography, Design & Illustration, Motion & Sound, and more, with a mission to present one selected visionary at SCOPE Art Show, the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and one of the most influential presences in the expanding global art market. Our goal is simple – to find amazing talents and expose them to the world in the most potent way possible.
The Prizes:
The Grand Prize Package
One artist, determined by the Grand Prize jury, will be selected to receive:
* An exclusive booth at SCOPE New York 2012, next to the top figures in the global art scene
* $15,000 cash grant, including $10,000 to spend however you want and $5,000 toward production of the booth
* A printed feature in a limited edition Year in Review book
* Printed inclusion in the SCOPE New York 2012 catalog distributed at the fair
* A publicity campaign in New York City promoting you and your work
The People’s Choice AwardThe public will cast their vote and the artist with the most viewed and highest voted portfolio will receive:
* 1 Month in a New York City Luxury Apartment this Summer 2012
* $2,500 cash grant
* International exposure via a feature published by Artists Wanted
The Category AwardsThe jury panel will select six artists who will each receive inclusion in a Group Exhibition at SCOPE NY 2012, a $500 grant, an online feature published by Artists Wanted, a printed inclusion in the SCOPE New York 2012 catalog distributed at the fair and a printed feature in a limited edition Year in Review book. These six artists will be chosen in the following categories:
* Painting
* Sculpture & Installation
* Works on Paper
* Photography
* Design & Illustration
* Motion & Sound
The Early Entry AwardThe jury panel will select one artist to receive a $1,000 grant, an online feature published by Artists Wanted, a printed inclusion in the SCOPE New York 2012 catalog distributed at the fair and a printed feature in a limited edition Year in Review book.
All artists who enter their work by Saturday December 31, 2011 11:59pm EST will be considered for the Early Entry Award.
PLUS: Selected artists will be printed in a limited edition Year in Review book!
Get your work reviewed by leaders in the industry. Entries will be reviewed in consideration for the Grand Prize, Category and Early Entry Awards by an esteemed panel of jurors:
* Alexis Hubshman, Founder of SCOPE Art Show
* Mollie White, Show Director of SCOPE Art Show
* James Jenkin, Executive Director of Printed Matter
* Jayme McLellan, Director and Founder of Civilian Art Projects
* Michael Royce, Executive Director of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
* Fran Wu Giarratano, Exhibitions Manager of Independent Curators International (ICI)
* Eve Schillo, Curatorial Assistant at Los Angeles Country Museum of Art (LACMA)
* Nadja Sayej, Host & producer of ArtStars*
* Eva Kaczor, Publisher & Editor of
* Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (MCA)
* Sam Barzilay, Director & Founding Member of New York Photo Festival
Submit by December 31, 2011 11:59pm EST to be eligible for the $1,000 Early Entry Award in addition to the Grand Prize and Category Awards.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Call to Artists - Crown Valley Winery

Crown Valley Winery
is proud to present:  

Crown Valley Art Fair
Call to Artists

WHAT:  Inaugural Art and Craft Festival

WHERE: Crown Valley Winery, Coffman, MO

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday
           June 16-17, 2012
           11 a.m. - 7 p.m.


*World Class Art Event at a World Class Winery in Missouri's beautiful wine country.

*Limited to approximately 75 juried fine artists and craft persons.

*No jury fee; $150 booth fee.

*Separate art and craft booth areas.

*Expected attendance: 5,000 (source: Crown Valley Winery weekend attendance).

*Extensive marketing campaign in St. Louis, Southern Missouri and Illinois media markets, including billb
oards, newspaper, radio, websites, public relations.

*Outstanding artist amenities: continental breakfasts, free box lunches, Friday night wine reception.

*On-site discounted lodging at the winery's Tradition Inn.

*Friday Setup, noon to 6 p.m.; drive up to booth space for load-in and load-out.

*For more details about the show, click HERE
Crown Valley Winery, Missouri's premier winery, inaugurates  the Crown Valley Art Fair with outstanding artist services, high-profile marketing to the public and selective emphasis on offering quality artwork to a discriminating public.  The winery is visited by between 5,000 and 7,000 area residents each weekend, many from the affluent suburbs and communities in St. Louis, seventy-five miles north. 

Organized and operated by noted show director Larry Weinles, whose Historic Shaw Art Fair is a perennial favorite of artists nationwide, the Crown Valley event promises to take its place among the Midwest's premier events.  


June 14, 2012

Upon Acceptance

Booth Fee Due:
June 14, 2012

For more details, artist's prospectus, and to apply, visit:
Email inquiries to:

You may also contact by telephone:
Larry Weinles

Call to Artists - Saratoga Rotary Art Show

55th Annual
 Saratoga Rotary Art Show
Call to Artists
WHAT:  Juried Art Show
WHERE: West Valley College, Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA       

WHEN: May 6, 2012 Sunday 9 am to 5 pm

*Extensive advertising and promotion

*Rotarians provide hospitality

*Rotarians provide booth sitters

*Anticipated attendance 20,000+

*Application fee: $ 25

*Booth fees:
    Early registration: $175 (must be received by February 27, 2012)
    Standard: $225 (after February 27)
    Outside USA: Fee waived (must be received by February 27, 2012 )

*A limited number of double booths are available.

This is one of the largest one-day, juried art shows in the Western United States. The event has a strong buyer profile Saratoga and the surrounding Los Gatos area ranking in the top 100 wealthiest US zip codes. Artist hospitality includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. Saratoga Rotary Art Show has long tradition as wonderful community event and to raise funds for non-profit organizations. Over the years the Show has grown in size and stature. We are proud that the Saratoga Rotary Art Show has returned over $ 2 million to non-profit and charitable organizations through the Saratoga Rotary Charitable Foundation and its grant process.


Application deadline: January 23, 2012

Apply online at:

For more information contact Festival Productions, or 408-725-2434

Call to Artists - Marin Art Festival 2012

Marin Art Festival 2012  
Call to Artists

WHAT:  Marin Art Festival 2012

WHERE: By the Lagoon at the Marin Center Fairgrounds in San Rafael, CA    

WHEN:  Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17 from 10am to 6pm.

*"The Most Beautiful Art Festival in America" Event takes place by the lake in the Marin Civic Center Complex designed by Frank Lloyd -gorgeous vistas in every direction.

*The event is promoted to Marin residents who have taste and means.

*Extensive print, radio, TV and social media promotional campaign.

*Attendance is up towards 15,000.

*Major food experience with sit-down dining and student waiters. Includes the Great Marin Oyster Fest.

*Limited to 250 Juried artists. From as far away as New York, Louisiana, Texas Norway and Niger, Africa.

*Attendees given free raffle to win "ART BUCKS",  Every hour $100 is given to one winner to be spend on art at the festival.

*Space Fee includes the white tent canopy, Artists spaces are 10x10 and are grouped four to a tent and every space is a corner.

*Exhibitors are requested to spill out 3-4 feet outside their space to create a bazaar-like environment.

*Exhibitors can rent panels, umbrella tables & chairs and they will be in your space when you arrive.

*Music and dance stages are low-key and do not hinder artist to customer sales talk.

*Jury/Booth Fees; $25/$700.

The Marin Art Festival is our county's lawn party for the arts and "one of the most beautiful out door art festivals in the nation." The event now in its 16th year, features work from over 250 artists from across the globe. The festival will host an artist preview and silent auction as well as continue it popular hourly raffle for "art bucks", $100 towards the purchase of art with participating artists. The festival is full of color and surprise and offers a unique line up of entertainment including whimsical stilt walkers, hands-on art projects for children, and live music featuring some of the best Bay Area bands. As is tradition, Taiko drumming starts off the festival each morning. Back by popular demand will be the Marin Dance Showcase Stage featuring many dance styles from Hula to Hip Hop!  This year's Master Artist is landscape painter Kathleen Lipinski.


Deadline:  January 31, 2012 

For more information and to apply:  

Friday, December 16, 2011

Fine Art Magazine's Posts of the Day - Happy Art Reading

National Gallery of Iceland -

Provincetown Artists Grants Available

The Provincetown Art Association and Museum is pleased to announce the
Lillian Orlowsky and William
Freed Foundation Grant for American painters 45 years or older.

Please help us disseminate this important information to eligible artists
by posting this information in
your publication!

Grants range from $5,000 to $30,000. Please refer to the attached document
GUIDELINES.docx for details. Please contact me with any additional
questions at the address below.



Chris Churchill: Painting By Night

1 December 2011 – 5 January 2012
Opening reception: 16 December, 6-9PM


Exhibition and book GERNIKA in the Museum of Euskal Herria Iñaki San Martin, presented at the Museum of Euskal Herria Gernika work photographic Apur batean Soka Dantza. The exhibition was presented on November 9, 2011 until January 15, 2012 at the Museum of Euskal Herria in Gernika (Bizkaia). He used different styles for this exhibition, surrealism, abstract, realism, black and white, color, oil .... Treaty provision aveccette merge photography with painting and dance using a variety of styles in photography as in painting.


Saturday January 21 & Sunday January 22, 2012
Show Time:  11:00am & 1:00pm
Special Event:  $25.00
For Tickets:  (ticket sales link is forthcoming)
FB KidsFoodFestival


Marcus Jansen - Junkfood Junky

Original painting 

Oil enamel on canvas
Signed by the artist
Size: 101.6 x 76.2 cm


Call for Artists: Hidden & Forbidden Identities | Venice (Italy) – February 15-20, 2012
Deadline: January 09, 2012

Mill Basin's Deli The Peach Pit Room Opens

Mill Basin's Deli The Peach Pit Room Opens

The Grand Opening and Tasting Event for the Mill Basin's The Peach Pit was hosted by Mark, Sheila, and Jordan Schachner, featuring the artwork of Chagall, Lichtenstein, Erté, Mucha, Rizzi, Impiglia, and others. Enjoying the festivities and food were Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President, Alan N. Maisel, NY State Assemblymen, Helene Weinstein, NY State Assemblywomen, Roberta Sherman, New York  District Leader and Democratic State Committee Woman, and Donald Cramer, Director of the Brooklyn Children's Museum. Mill Basin Deli donated Kinetic Steel Sculptures, by Fredrick Prescott Studios to the Brooklyn's Children's Museum at 145 Brooklyn Ave, Brooklyn (Horse & Elephant Sculpture Pictured Below). -- by Jamie Ellin Forbes, assisted by Joan Himmelstein

5823 Avenue T, Brooklyn NY 11234 -- 718.241.4910 --

From L to R, Franklin, Alan N. Maisel, Jordan Schachner, Mark Schachner, Marty Markowitz, Helene Weinstein, and Roberta Sherman

Fredrick Prescott
Horse & Elephant Kinetic Steel Sculptures

Slideshow of the Opening

All content ©SunStorm Arts Publishing Co., Inc.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Affordable Art Fair Los Angeles

Affordable Art Fair Los Angeles

Kelly Washbourne, Weekend, 91x112 cm

Mark your calendars – January 18-22!

The inaugural Los Angeles edition of the Affordable Art Fair is quickly approaching – only 5 weeks away. Taking place in downtown L.A. at the famed Event Deck at L.A. LIVE during Pacific Standard Time, the Fair has a stellar variety of programming and events you won’t want to miss.

Affordable Art Fair L.A. will kick off with an Exclusive Benefit Reception on Wed, Jan 18 for Free Arts for Abused Children, a local nonprofit dedicated to inspiring hope in the lives of abused, homeless, and at-risk children through volunteer-led creative arts programs. 100% of ticket proceeds for this event will be donated to support their philosophy that “Art heals!”

The evening will continue with the Private Preview Party, a special opportunity to sip complimentary cocktails while getting a first look at the artwork on view.  If you attend either of these events, your ticket will gain you entry to browse the booths throughout the weekend.

The Fair will be presenting a wide variety of programming and workshops for both children and adults, including featured talks related to artxwomen, a special section galleries showing only female artists, advice on how to start or grow an art collection, conversations with graffiti artist duo DABSMYLA, a special talk by producer/director Morgan Spurlock (SuperSize Me, 30 Days, Greatest Movie Ever Sold), and kid's workshops focused on both arts and crafts and Warhol-inspired pop art, hosted by and much more.

You’ll also want to take advantage of the Free Admission hours, Thu, Jan 19 from 4pm-9pm.  With over 60 galleries showing original contemporary works by over 300 artists, you’ll want to come early and leave plenty of time to explore the impressive selection of artwork on view.  And, with all artwork priced under $10,000, with many below $1,000 – there’s no need to leave this art fair empty-handed. 
Special Events
Weds, Jan 18, 5pm-7:30pm
Exclusive Benefit Reception benefitting Free Arts for Abused Children
100% of tickets proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit.
Tickets available online or at the door: $100 per person or $175 for two

Weds, Jan 18, 7:30pm-10pm
Private Preview Party
Preview is open to Exclusive Benefit Reception attendees and Private Preview ticketholders.
Tickets available online:  $65 per person or $125 for two At the door: $75 per person

Tickets available at the door or online at
General Admission
Advance online: $17/day
At the door: $20/day
Students/seniors: $15 at the door only (with valid ID)
Children under 12: Free

Public Hours
Thurs, Jan 19, 12pm-9pm (4pm-9pm FREE ADMISSION)
Fri, Jan 20, 12pm-8pm
Sat, Jan 21, 11am-8pm
Sun, Jan 22, 11am-6pm

January 18-22, 2012
Event Deck at L.A. LIVE
Visitor Entrance: Georgia St. (btwn Chick Hearn Ct. and W. Olympic Blvd.)
Parking Entrance: 1005 Chick Hearn Ct.

Call to Artists - 41st Anniversary of the Capitol Hill People's Fair

Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods, Inc (CHUN) Presents:
The 41st Anniversary of the Capitol Hill People's Fair 

Call to Artists

WHAT:  An Arts & Crafts Festival, and Celebration of Community

WHERE: Denver, CO

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday
           June 2 and 3, 2012


*Juried show.

*24-hour security.

*Booth sitters.

*Discounted parking in nearby garage with in-and-out privileges.

*Entry/booth fees: $35/$300.

*10% discount ($30) off booth fees for artists applying prior to February 1, 2012.

*Estimated annual attendance: 250,000

*For more details about the show, please visit
The Capitol Hill People's Fair is one of the largest two-day festivals in the country with over 250,000 fairgoers, and is one of Colorado's longest-running outdoor urban festivals featuring handmade arts & crafts, food from local restaurants, and live local entertainment.  Located in the heart of downtown Denver, the People's Fair is a celebration of community and the kick-off to the summer festival season.  Exceptionally high public attendance and community support.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS - deadline March 9, 2012:

Online application and more information available at:

OR - you may download the application here:
Email inquiries to:

Andrea Furness
CHUN Assistant Director 

Or by telephone:

Art & Dine with Guild Hall



Welcome to the popular Art & Dine series at The Living Room. The series features special dinners highlighting guest artists, writers, musicians and more. On December 20th we meet with Ruth Appelhof from Guild Hall, discussion will be lead by Dawn Watson.

Art & Dine for $36 including a two course dinner and a cookie plate dessert.


Come in for a cocktail or lunch and enjoy our new exhibit in collaboration with Eric Firestone Gallery.

 A vast collection wonderful photographs of famous artist living in New York are now covering our walls. 

Festival in the Park - Call to Artists

Festival in the Park
Charlotte, NC 

Call to Artists

WHAT:  Fine Arts & Fine Crafts Festival and Traditional Arts & Crafts Festival

WHERE: Freedom Park, Charlotte, NC

WHEN: Friday through Sunday
           September 21 - 23, 2012
           Note: Hours vary; see artists prospectus for details


*48th Annual Juried Festival.

*Separate areas for Fine Arts and Crafts (Artist's Walk) and Traditional Arts and Crafts (Festival Lake Walk).

*Limited to 180 artists in total.

*Jury/Booth Fees ($35/$350).  

*$4,000 total cash awards. 

*Priority spaces available for artists who will demonstrate their art or craft.

*Excellent artists' amenities, including free parking, private artists' hospitality area throughout show hours, discounted hotel accommodations.

*Strong community support.

*Electricity available to all booths at no charge.

*Drive-up to booth for setup and teardown.

*For more details about the show, click HERE
Since 1964, Festival in the Park has been bringing popular music, arts and crafts and family entertainment to Charlotteans and visitors from around the South.  Heavy community support over many decades produces return visitors every year as well as large crowds, offering exhibitors excellent sales opportunities. Known as Charlotte's "Granddaddy" arts and crafts event, the festival receives high-profit media attention to augment a well-orchestrated marketing program.


Artist's Walk: May 15, 2012 (postmarked)
Festival Lake Walk: July 16, 2012 (postmarked)

Artist's Walk: June 1, 2012
Festival Lake Walk: July 30, 2012

For more details, artist's prospectus, and to apply, visit:
Email inquiries to:

You may also contact by telephone:
Julie Whitney Austin
Festival Director

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Open House with Nall

Christmas Open House with Nall
20% discount on all artwork 

The Nall Foundation & Studio
414 Equality Ave. Fairhope, Alabama, USA, 36532
December 16-24,  3pm till 6pm
refreshments & live music

Show your artworks in Venice & Vienna

It’s LIQUID International Contest | First Edition 2012
Submission Deadline: January 19, 2012
It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with International ArtExpo, is proud to present “It’s LIQUID International Contest - First Edition 2012”.
The contest is born with the goal of promoting contemporary art, photography and design through all the divulgating tools that the communication  platform It’s LIQUID has used for years (press release, mailing list with more than 60,000 subscribers, international contemporary art and design events realization). Solo artists and designers can participate to the contest as well as groups of artists and designers.
Who can apply?
The contest is open to artists and designers from all over the world without any limit of age and nationality.
– painting and drawing
– sculpture and installation
– photography
– videoart
– product design
Awards- Prize of the value of 15.000,00 euro consisting in one year of interviews, publications and specials about winner artists of all categories on the It’s LIQUID Platform, and one year of email announcements sent to the mailing list dedicated (more than 60.000 subscribers).
- A collective exhibition about winner artists of all categories at the Rearte Gallery, Wien (Austria).
- The realization of a site-specific artwork set in the context of the city of Venice, for winner artists of sculpture and installation, videoart, product design categories. The prize is offered by Contaminante, an interactive project between planners, artists and territory which carries out site specific shows that become in the end integral part of the heritage of the city.
- Prize of the value of 5.000,00 euro consisting in one year of participation to the International Videoart Festivals organized by International ArtExpo Group.
- A special about winner artist of videoart category on one of the most important videoart platforms (
- The participation to International Videoart exhibitions organized by the group “The Palestinian Social Cinema Arts Association”, for the winner artist of videoart category.
Submit your artworks now! Click here.
It's LIQUID Group
c/o Luca Curci Architects
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari (Italy)


New $5,000 Grants for Category Winners and $25,000 for the Grand Prize Winner; New Categories Introduced for Fashion, Action Sports, Advertising, and Lyrical Videos

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2011 – Vimeo®, an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI], opened submissions today for the second Vimeo Festival + Awards, which celebrates the most creative and original videos online, as well as the individuals who make them. Vimeo will award Grants of $5,000 to all of the category winners as well as awarding a Grant of $25,000 for the Grand Prize winner.

 “Since our inaugural event, we have watched online video explode into a primary medium for new talent discovery,” said Jeremy Boxer, Director of the Vimeo Festival + Awards. “More and more creators earn visibility, credibility and, ultimately, work by showcasing their videos online. We created the Vimeo Festival + Awards to celebrate the best of the best of these videos.”

Beginning today through February 20, 2012, filmmakers can submit their works for consideration in one of 13 different judged categories. With the continued exponential growth of quality online video, Vimeo is recognizing four new categories:

·      Fashion: Fashion photographers are exploring creative filmmaking, blurring the line between fashion and art. Similarly, designers are able to bring to life the mood and inspiration behind their collections in greater detail and with more emotion than through still photos.

·      Action Sports: As lightweight, durable, and wearable HD cameras have become more accessible, adventurers, athletes, and documentarians can go anywhere while filming it all.

·      Advertising: Due to the high volume of content online, advertisers have been forced to become increasingly creative in order to reach audiences. As a result, many people now seek out commercial films as standalone entertainment.

·      Lyrical: This category celebrates videos that showcase the natural world or personal experience using a dramatic creative style. With filmmaking techniques such as slow motion and time lapse now increasingly available, these videos provide thought-provoking and oftentimes heart-wrenching windows into other people's worlds.

A full list of the video categories can be found at An independent jury will judge entries, which includes all of the category winners from 2010 as well as two industry luminaries/experts per category. Vimeo released the following jury members for its newest categories: Stacy Peralta for Action Sports, David Droga for Advertising, Nick Knight for Fashion, and Phillip Bloom for Lyrical. Vimeo plans to release the full jury in January.

Vimeo will accept submissions from December 13, 2011 through February 20, 2012 for a $20 (U.S.) fee per video ($5 for Vimeo Plus and PRO members) at Entrants can submit any original work that premiered anywhere online between July 31, 2010 and February 20, 2012 or any original work that has never been premiered before.  All entries must comply with the Official Rules of the Vimeo Festival + Awards. For more information on the Vimeo Festival + Awards, please visit

About Vimeo, LLC

Leading video sharing site Vimeo® provides the easiest way for people to host and share their videos in high quality.  The site provides great privacy features and inspiring videos from a vibrant, respectful community of creative users who care about how and where they show their work. Launched in 2004 and headquartered in New York, NY, Vimeo offers users a video sharing experience that is both entertaining and easy to use. Vimeo is a 2010 & 2009 Time Magazine Top 50 Website. Vimeo, LLC is a subsidiary of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).

Art Stage Singapore 2012

Art Stage Singapore 2012

Asia’s Premier Contemporary Art Fair, Art Stage Singapore hosts its second edition at Marina Bay Sands Convention and Exhibition Centre this January.

Art Stage Singapore 2012 will be held 12thto 15thJanuary at Marina Bay Sands Convention and Exhibition Centre. With over 100 galleries exhibiting, there will also be a lecture series featuring renowned art industry professionals, various fringe programmes, and art-centered activities over the four fair days. In the true spirit of contemporary art, our Project Stage will showcase works from emerging regional artists that span across the mediums of performance to sculpture.

With a strong focus on high quality Asian art, attendees can expect to view the best in Asian creativity side by side with celebrated pieces from superstars shaking up the globe.

Embracing Singapore’s position as a bridge between the East and West, Art Stage Singapore gives a rare insight into the growing dynamism and fire of the Asian Art World and to appreciate art’s myriad faces in one fantastic location.

Art Stage Singapore will be held at the basement of Marina Bay Sands at Exhibition Halls D, E, F.

Tickets information:

General: SGD$ 30
Concessions (NSF, Students, Senior Citizens): SGD$ 10
Season Pass (4 Day pass): SGD$ 60
*Group Discounts are available to schools and educational institutions.

Open to Public from Thursday to Sunday.

12th Jan 2012 13th Jan 2012 14th Jan 2012 15th Jan 2012
2 pm – 9 pm
2 pm – 9 pm
12 pm – 9 pm
12 pm – 6 pm
Contact Information
Mina SUNICO (Ms)
Director, Marketing & PR
Head, Communications
Tel: +65 6224 4975

Nithiya Nedun (Ms)
Coordinator, Marketing & PR
Tel: +65 6224 4751