Thursday, January 31, 2013

Call to Artists - Edwards Place Fine Art Fair

Springfield Art Association
Edwards Place Fine Art Fair
Call to Artists

WHAT:  Fine Art and Fine Craft Fair
WHERE: On the grounds of historic Edwards Place at the Springfield Art Association,     
             Springfield, IL
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday 
           September 21 - 22, 2013 
           Saturday: 10 - 5; Sunday: 11 - 4
*25th Annual Event.
*Up to 100 artists will be accepted.
*Long-term, loyal customer base.
*Jury/Booth Fees: $25/$200, 11x12; End/Corner: $250; Double: $350.
*Cash awards in each media: 2D, Ceramic, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Wood and Other, plus Best in Show.
*Complimentary breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings; Saturday night artist dinner and awards presentation.
*Night-time security and daytime boothsitters.
*For more information, click HERE.
Founded in 1913, the Springfield Art Association promotes and supports the advancement of the visual arts, provides educational opportunities for the greater
Springfield area and preserves the historic Edwards Place House and the collections of the Association.  
In 2013, the SAA will host its 25th Annual Edwards Place Fine Art Fair! Annually, the Edwards Place Fine Art Fair provides a park-like venue for talented artists from throughout the United States to display and sell their unique works of art.   
Built in 1833, Edwards Place was deeded to the SAA in 1913. Today, the SAA serves more than 100,000 people annually through its School of Art, Gallery of Art, Michael
Victor II Art Library and historic Edwards Place, an Italianate mansion on the National Historic Landmark Register.

March 30, 2013
April 17, 2013
For more details, artist's prospectus, and to apply, visit:
Email inquiries to: 
You may also contact by telephone: 

Call to Artists - Ruidoso Art Festival

Ruidoso Art Festival

     Ruidoso PIX for CTA  2012

Call to Artists

What:  Fine Art Show

Where:  Ruidoso Convention Center
            111 Sierra Blanca Drive
            Ruidoso, New Mexico 88345

When:  July 26, 27, 28, 2013
           Friday, Noon to 6 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Apply online:  


*42nd Annual Event

*Indoor art show

*Limited to approximately 122 juried artists

*Public Attendance is 5,000 to 6,000

*Extensive advertising and promotion

*Application Fee: $40.00 non refundable

*Booth Fees: $400.00 to $750.00

*Juried art show

*24 hour security

*Volunteer booth sitters

*Artist parking w/shuttle service

*Artist Reception and Award Ceremony

*12 categories:
Acrylics/Oils; Fiber Arts; Glass; Jewelry; Metalwork; Mixed Media;
Pen, Pencil, Pastels, Ink; Photography; Porcelain, Pottery; Sculpture; Watercolor; Woodwork

Beautiful Ruidoso, New Mexico is located at the southernmost tip of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 7,000 ft. and higher.  We are a tourist destination and the Art Festival is held at the height of the horse racing season, where the town is full of visitors who come to the scenic mountains of Lincoln County to escape the heat.  What began as an outdoor show and quickly moved indoors, attracts artists from around the country and as far away as Israel. Come join us for the finest art show in Southeast New Mexico!


Deadline:  March 11, 2013

Notification: April 9, 2013

Booth Fee Due:  May 31, 2013

For more details about the show visit

Roxie Langford, Events Coordinator 


Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Photo: Rachel Esterday; Opening night reception at Fountain New York 2012

Photo: Rachel Esterday; Opening night reception at Fountain New York 2012

Join Fountain for the 100 Year Anniversary of the Original Armory Show at the 69th Regiment Armory

(New York) Time is running out to join Fountain Art Fair for its 8th annual New York exhibition this March 8 - 10th, 2013.  Held at the 69th Regiment Armory, home of revolutionary 1913 Armory Show, this centennial anniversary aims to challenge and inspire with a notoriously unpredictable platform of artists, avant garde galleries, contemporary performance art and street art.  

New and returning artists will pay homage to the Armory Show’s early years with reinterpreted versions of iconic works including installation artist Miguel Ovalle’s own take on Marcel Duchamp’s controversial Nude Descending a Staircase and Don Porcella’s nod to Duchamp’s readymade Fountain, fashioned entirely of pipe cleaners.

Fountain partners with WAGMAG the free monthly guide to Brooklyn galleries.  The creative marketing organization Republic Worldwide brings local events and arts culture publication The L Magazine as a media partner for the fair.  Fountain also welcomes Artcards, a digital publication that believes in the importance of seeing art in person, as a media sponsor.

Join Fountain in what is sure to be an unparalleled exhibition, complete your exhibitor application online by this Friday, February 1st.

Fountain welcomes new and returning exhibitors for its New York 2013 exhibition, including: A Dying Breed; Amanda Hudson Photography; Arch Enemy Arts; ART-FLOW;  Asan Gallery; Bad Booth and Beyond; Calico; Carol Scavotto; COOHAUS; Correa, Hagberg, Jimenez, Menard and Stewart; Dacia Gallery; Davis Art Services; DigiPen Institute of Technology;  EMP Gallery; Front Room Gallery; Gallery 4; Gallery DEN; Grace Exhibition Space; Greyegg Presents; G-Spot;  iArt-4 Collective; Kaboose Gallery; LELIEVRE;  Leo Kesting Gallery; Lindsay Carron; Margaret Roleke; Martha Raoli Project; MayJune Gallery;  MCCAIG + WELLES; Mighty Tanaka; Murder Lounge; Pete’s Fingers; Republic Worldwide; Rose Morgan;  Sarah Trouche; Solo(s) Project House; Station 16; The Marketplace Gallery; The Parlour Bushwick; Yes Gallery.

Stay tuned for announcements on exhibitors, sponsors, fabulous musical guests, and all things Fountain at

Follow us on Twitter: @FountainArtFair
and Facebook:

“Tons of community-oriented art, at price points that were actually, actually thinkable for your average alternative culture journalist.” ~ The San Francisco Bay Guardian

“It’s the best place to find young talent.” ~ Cartwheel

“Fountain remains truly a haven for the self-taught, self-represented, and DIY rogues of the art world — a sort of organized free for all, with one part street art and one part explorations in formalist craft.” ~ ARTINFO

Don't Miss Lecture by former PBS President/CEO, Pat Mitchell


Friday, January 18, 2013

Call to Artists - Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show

The Pennsylania Chautauqua
Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show
"Under the trees of Old Chautauqua"

Call to Artists

WHAT: Fine Art and Fine Craft Event
WHERE: On the streets and in the parks of Mount Gretna, PA

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday 
           August 17 - 18, 2013
           Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
           Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
*Recipient of Harrisburg Magazine's Readers' Choice Award and Central PA Magazine's Hot List Best Art/Craft show in 2011; listed in Top 100 ranked Fine Art Festivals, 2011, by the Art Fair Source Book.   

*Limited to 260 juried fine artists and craft persons.

*Estimated attendance: approximately 17,000 (paid admission).

*Jury/Booth Fees: ($25/$350 (single booth); $700 (double booth).

*$2,500 Cash Awards.

*Artist amenities include exhibitor-only indoor restrooms, boothsitters, reserved artists' parking, coupons for Mount Gretna Men's Club breakfast.

*Friday or Saturday morning setup.

The Pennsylvania Chautauqua sponsors an Art Show, as a community fundraiser, on the third full weekend in August.  The Pennsylvania Chautauqua is a non-profit organization established in 1892 for the purpose of "the advancement of literary, scientific, intellectual, physical and social welfare and the promotion of cultural and religious activities, recreation and entertainment".

Mount Gretna is a small Victorian community founded in the late 1800's as a summer resort.  Initially the only way for residents to reach their cottages in the woods was to travel by train.  Gretna was a stop along the Cornwall/Lebanon line.  Our streets were footpaths until automobiles became the mode of travel.  Many of the original cottages surround an open-air playhouse where numerous cultural events are held.  Our quaint atmosphere attracts many visitors every summer for music, theater, a visit to the local ice cream shop or just a walk in the woods and, of course, to the Art Show.

Festival-goers enjoy a weekend of art, crafts, entertainment and gourmet food, all "under the trees of old Chautauqua".  The show includes an Emerging Artists'area, a Kid's Art Showmusicians and strolling performers.


April 1, 2013  

No later than May 31, 2013 

For more details, artist's prospectus, visit:  

Email inquiries to: 

You may also contact by telephone: 

Spring Exhibition: Contemporary Cartographies

Contemporary Cartographies  

February 5 - May 11, 2013
Reception: Monday, March 18, 2013, 6 - 8pm   
Kevin Van Aelst, Isabel Barbuzza, Doug Beube, Gail Biederman, Margaret Cusack, Sage Dawson, Lisa Corinne Davis, Dalia Elsayed, Charley Friedman, Wopo Holup, Meridith McNeal, Steven Millar, Simonetta Moro, Paula Scher, Karen Shaw, and Dannielle Tegeder
The exhibition will include a group of contemporary artists who uses the language and imagery of maps to communicate an array of ideas. Artists in this exhibition work in various styles, adapting, manipulating, and inventing maps to giving them new meanings. Some of them use fictional narratives and create imaginary cartographies; others conceive a work that updates the new geopolitical orders. Still others approach the map aesthetically or as material in itself. Humor too plays an important role in defining these borders. Curated by Susan Hoeltzel and Yuneikys Villalonga.

Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm

Lehman College Art Gallery 
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West * Bronx, N.Y. 10468-1589
tel. 718-960-8731   fax 718-960-6991


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Call to Artists - 2013 Summerfair

2013 Summerfair
at Coney Island, Cincinnati, OH  

Call to Artists

WHAT2013 Summerfair

WHERE: Beautiful Coney Island Park, Cincinnati, OH

WHEN: May 31, June 1 and 2, 2013
           Friday, 2p - 8p / Saturday 10a - 8p / Sunday 10a - 5p


*46th Annual Fair, consistently ranked in the Top 100 Sunshine Artist magazine    rankings
*10 media categories / $11,000 in category awards

*Promotion of the event to the art-buying public in TV, newspapers, radio, magazines, Press releases and social media valued at over $50,000

*Jury/booth fees are $30/$375 for a single booth, with double, some corner and limited electricity available

*100% outdoor, held rain or shine

*Artist amenities include booth sitting, exhibitor specific Hospitality area, Artist Award

Join us in celebrating our 46th year of bringing fine arts and fine crafts to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.  Summerfair Cincinnati, the producer of the Fair, is a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3 arts organization, whose mission is to support and promote young artists, individual artists and small / mid-sized community based arts organizations in the Greater Cincinnati region through awards, scholarships and exhibitions; all made  possible by our primary fundraiser, the annual Fair at Coney Island.


Application opens: December 1, 2012 

Deadline: February 8, 2013

Notification: March 8, 2013

Apply at: 

For more information, please visit  

Email questions to or call: 513-531-0050

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Call to Artists - Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen 

Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fairs
Call to Artists

What: Fine Craft Fairs    

When: May 10, 11 & 12, 2013 (Philadelphia)
          July 27 & 28, 2013 (Wilmington, DE) 
          October 11, 12 & 13, 2013 (Philadelphia) 
          November 9 & 10, 2013 (Lancaster)
Where: Various locations 
*Extensive advertising and promotion 
*Experienced and respectful art fair staff 
*Special rates for artists in nearby hotels and motels 
*Professional, overnight security 
*up to 100 free promotional postcards 
*Application Fee - $25 
*Apply at: 

For 65 years, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen has served the crafts community through educational opportunities, marketing events, information services, encouragement and fellowship. The Guild's marketing arm, The Pennsylvania Designer Craftsmen, organizes and promotes four premier fine craft fairs annually: 
No matter what show format you find Guild members, it's an opportunity for collectors and makers to hold lively conversations about design, technique, style, imagination, and creative inspiration.  

Important Show Information:    
Please review our application, rules and regulations and deadlines at  If you have any questions, please contact Nick Mohler at717-431-8706 or
Booth Fees: 

$465            10' x 10' booth fee                  

$680            10' x 15' booth fee                  
$895            10' x 20' booth fee 
$350             5' x 10'' booth fee       

$60-115        Corner fee 

Application Deadline - January 21, 2013 

Notification Date - February 15, 2013  

For questions please contact: 
Nick Mohler, Program Director
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen 

Call to Artists - Peters Valley Fine Craft Fair

Peters Valley Fine Craft Fair
Images shown are a selection of work by exhibitors from our 2012 Fine Craft Fair 

Call to Artists

WHAT: : Peters Valley Fine Craft Fair - 43rd Annual Event 
WHERE: Sussex County Fair Grounds, Augusta, NJ
WHEN:  Saturday, September 28, 2013: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
            Sunday, September 29, 2013, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM


* The presenting organization, Peters Valley Craft Center , is a
nationally recognized educational center for fine craft. 

* Indoor/Enclosed booth spaces with cement floors 

* Held Rain or Shine

* Venue is fully accessible 

* Event draws over 7,000+ attendees. Unlike a street fair, we attract a cultivated audience that has paid specifically to enter the event to shop.

* Easy move in/move out - drive right up to your space in most instances. 

* Promotion of the event to the public through magazine, radio, direct mail, press releases, social media, postcards, and posters - digital ads & promotional postcards available to exhibitors 

* Event map, exhibitor listings, and info printed in two local magazines as the centerfold the month of the fair 

* Exhibitor awards

* Venue is approximately 60 miles from NYC, drawing a sophisticated shopping crowd from the affluent counties in the surrounding tri-state areas of NY, NJ & PA 

* Camping available on site

* Great communication with office staff via email and phone

* Booth sitters available 

* Professional overnight security

The Peters Valley Annual Fine Craft Fair is a juried event that attracts exhibitors from across the country. Approximately 150 artists will be accepted into the event as well as several Artisanal Food exhibitors. All artwork must be made by the exhibiting artist. The average attendance is 7,000+ people throughout the weekend. The show is promoted through newspapers, radio, magazines and social media. Promotional postcards, posters and digital ads are available to exhibiting artists. Peters Valley Craft Center is a nationally recognized educational center for fine craft located 60 miles outside of New York City. The hosting venue is fully accessible, offers camping with or without hookups and has ample parking with easy load-in and load-out

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS beginning January 1, 2013 through

Application Deadline: May 1, 2013 ($35)

Artist Notification: May 22, 2013

Booth Fees Due: July 1, 2013 
For more information, please visit:

Email questions to Lindsay Gates, or call (973)948-5200

Call to Artists - Kings Mountain Art Fair

50th Anniversary
Kings Mountain Art Fair 

     Kings MOuntain PIX for CTA 2012
Call to Artists
WHAT: Fine Arts and Crafts - Under the Redwoods
          Ranked as one of the Top Five Fine Art Fairs in California, and in the Top 50
          in the nation. (Art Fair SourceBook 2011)

13889 Skyline Boulevard, Woodside, California
             (30 minutes south of San Francisco, along the San Francisco Peninsula)
WHEN:  Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2013


*The 50th Anniversary year of this much loved and respected Art Fair.
*A stunning location and complete dedication to the artists (no musical groups, wine tastings, or commercial or corporate vendors).   This fair is known for drawing serious art buyers.
*A juried art fair, limited to 135 artists.
*An entirely volunteer run event, benefitting the Kings Mountain Fire Brigade and local school programs.  A strong reputation as an artist friendly venue, in a beautiful location, with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for artists and patrons.
*Top 25% each year are automatically re-invited to return.
*Please visit for more information and description.

Deadline:  January 30
Apply through
Application fee:  $20 
If accepted there is a $100 non-refundable entry fee and 15% commission on sales to participate.
Accepted artists are required to participate in the show, accompanying their art. (Assistants welcome to accompany and booth sitters are available during the Fair.)
Jurying occurs in February, acceptance notification is no later than March 15
Inquires: Please email  or call (650) 851-2710

Andrea Mary Marshall's "Gia Condo", opens this Thursday at Allegra LaViola Gallery

Andrea Mary Marshall
Gia Condo

Andrea Mary Marshall, Self Portrait as Gia Condo, 2012, Oil on Poplar Panel, 30" x 21"

January 17 – February 16, 2013
Opening: Thursday, January 17, 6-8PM

Allegra LaViola Gallery is pleased to present Gia Condo, an exhibition of painting, photography, video and performance by Andrea Mary Marshall. The show opens this Thursday, January 17th, and will include a performance on the opening night, as well as additional performances through the duration of the exhibit.  

In her second solo show, Andrea Mary Marshall approaches the enigma of the Mona Lisa through a series of self-portraits rendered in diverse media. The Mona Lisa is the world’s most recognizable and replicated painting. Gia Condo explores the identity of this fascinating “subject of all subjects” by paying homage to artists previously inspired by da Vinci’s iconic image. Marshall draws inspiration from Dali, Duchamp and Warhol’s renderings as well as the myriad theories surrounding the identity of the sitter. Out of the competing ideas, the character of Gia Condo emerges, portrayed by Marshall herself.

Marshall transforms the subject into the painter and allows the muse to become the master. In her thirteen Mona Lisa paintings, Marshall duplicates the material and size of da Vinci’s original, while altering the composition significantly. Additionally, there are six photographic portraits, a short film and film stills. As she takes us through several stages of Gia Condo’s transformations, the darker, masculine energy of the notorious woman is released. Marshall does not shy away from the power of drag as a transformative tool, and in doing so addresses the masculine side of femininity. While her previous series of work, Toxic Women, portrayed women as victims, Gia Condo celebrates a dynamic confidence and self-acceptance.

The artists Marshall references in Gia Condo are male, with one notable exception. At the film’s finale, Gia Condo departs from her lineage of male painters and assumes the role of a Guerrilla Girl. It is at this moment that Marshall liberates Gia Condo from the frame of the painting, film and photographs and launches her into the world of flesh and blood. For the duration of the exhibition, Marshall will perform as Gia Condo, initiating with the opening on January 17th. Using the Gallery’s lower level as a studio, Gia will recreate da Vinci’s well known masterpieces in her own style. Visitors to the gallery are invited to watch as Gia Condo steps out of the canvas and takes up her own brush. What she will create remains entirely her own choice.

Andrea Mary Marshall received her BFA from Parsons School of Design and has exhibited at Grey Area, New York, NY; Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, NY; Volume Gallery, New York, New York and Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York, NY.  Her work has been reviewed in Scene Magazine, Smug Magazine, Artlog, Opening Ceremony, Hi-Fructose, PaperMag and StyleLikeU.  She lives and works in New York City. This is her second solo exhibition with Allegra LaViola Gallery.

Allegra LaViola Gallery
The Gallery’s focus is both established and emerging artists, with an emphasis on painting, installation and performance related work. Allegra LaViola Gallery is interested in promoting the fullness of the artist’s vision, and has been host to a variety of conceptual projects and installations, including performance series and one-night events.

Allegra LaViola Gallery | 179 East Broadway | New York, NY 10002
T 917.463.3901 E