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Sat, Feb 23rd - 7:19AM

ASMP Photography Show
DEADLINE MARCH 06, 2008 - $900 in Awards
ASMP Photography Show

United States Colorado, Fort Collins - Contests, Juried Art Shows, Digital Media, Photography Photo Gallery

The American Society of Media Photographers in collaboration with The Center for Fine Art Photography will present an exhibition of work created by ASMP members.
The Center for Fine Art Photography, 400 N College Ave, 80524, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States


http://www.c4fap.org/

http://www.c4fap.org/cfe/2008ASMP/asmp.asp
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Sat, Feb 23rd - 7:18AM

Led By Thread
DEADLINE MARCH 03, 2008 - $500 in Awards
Led By Thread

United States Virginia, Alexandria - Contests, Juried Art Shows, Art Gallery

Led By Thread will be a media specific fiber art exhibition that will explore the current trends in the world of contemporary fiber art. Works may range from individual to installation, traditional to experimental, but must make use of fiber based materials and/or processes. The exhibition is open to all artists nationally and internationally. Our juror is installation fiber artist, Yasmin Spiro. Spiro`s award winning installations have received many accolades to include reviews in such publications as Art News and Urbana Magazine. She currently lives and works in New York City. Entry Fee: $30 Exhibition Dates: May 7 - June 1
Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union St., 22314, Alexandria, Virginia, United States


http://www.torpedofactory.org/

http://www.torpedofactory.org/images/galleries/target/prospectus/LBTprospectus.pdf
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Wed, Feb 20th - 11:12AM

The Matchup Prize
Deadline: December 31, 2008


Exhibit Dates: Yearlong
Title: The Matchup Prize
Sponsor: Matchup
Venue: International
Awards: $500 cash
Eligibility: All original fine art and craftwork. Apply and send digital images online.
Fees: Zero, none, nada. Free to enter.
Commission: Applies only to works sold through our site.
E-mail: J. Hoyt
Website: http://matchup.com


Prospectus:

http://matchup.com/faq.php#___The_Matchup_Prize._What_is_it?


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Tue, Feb 19th - 2:10AM

12th International Online Artist Competition
Deadline: March 31, 2008



Title: The Art Interview - 12th International Online Artist Competition
Sponsor: Art Interview Online Magazine
Eligibility: The Art Interview - 12th International Online Artist Competition is a quarterly, international, juried exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculptures in any medium. It is open to all living artists worldwide aged 16 and up. A European gallery exhibition and a total of € 17,000 in cash may be awarded each quarter to the first, second and third place winners. First place winners receive up to € 10,000 plus a featured interview in Art Interview Online Magazine. The competition is run completely over the Internet, which eliminates the need for you to send slides or arrange for physical transportation of your artworks. Gain international recognition for your artwork and be interviewed along with the world's top artists, curators and gallery owners in Art Interview Online Magazine.
Fees: 25 Euro

E-mail: competition@art-interview.com
Website: http://www.art-interview.com
Prospectus: http://www.art-interview.com/competition_prospectus.html


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Mon, Feb 18th - 4:13AM

Art in the Park
Deadline: July 1, 2008


Exhibit Dates: July 12 and 13, 2008
Title: Art in the Park
Sponsor: Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild
Venue: Chapin Park
Awards: none
Eligibility: Artists must submit an application for judging.
Fees: $95 plus $10 judging fee
Commission: none
Send SASE to: Art in the Park, P.O. Box 1595, Myrtle Beach SC 29578
E-mail: JoAnne Utterback
Phone: 843-448-7690

Website: http://www.artsyparksy.com
Prospectus: http://www.wacg.org/showapp.html
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Mon, Feb 18th - 4:12AM

Summer Painting & Sculpture Exhibition
Deadline: June 23, 2008


Exhibit Dates: June 27 - August 2, 2008
Title: Summer Painting & Sculpture Exhibition
Sponsor/Venue: Lyme Art Association
Jurors: David A. Leffel and Sherrie McGraw
Eligibility: Join the historic Lyme Art Association today ($45 for Annual Membership) and enter into the Summer Painting & Sculpture Exhibition juried by David A. Leffel and Sherrie McGraw
Fees: $11 for first piece, $7 for each additional piece
Commission: 35% to the Lyme Art Association
Send SASE to: LAA, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371
E-mail: attn: Prospectus Summer Exhibition
Phone: 860-434-7802
Website: http://www.lymeartassociation.org
Prospectus: http://www.lymeartassociation.org/web-content/Exhibitions/
UpcomingShows.html


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Fri, Feb 15th - 10:54AM

Art Expo byDesign
Sevierville, Tennessee
Deadline: February 22, 2008


Exhibit Dates: May 16, 17 & 18 2008
Title: Art Expo byDesign
Sponsor: benefiting Cherish the Child Foundation
Venue: All New! Sevierville Events Center, Sevierville TN
Awards: Eight Cash Awards, over $6000
Juror: Melanie Atkinson
Eligibility: Open to all craft artists who are residents of and working in the United States. All work, whether one of a kind pieces or limited editions, should be well conceived and expertly executed without technical faults; works should be made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools, showing imagination and the mark of the craft artist's individuality. The categories are basketry, batiks, ceramics, etchings, fiber, furniture (includes all media), glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, mosaics, handmade paper, wearables (includes fiber, leather, etc), wood and fine arts such as painting, photography, lithography. Categories not included: calligraphy, (except when incorporated into an otherwise acceptable craft category); candles; dried flower arrangements; pressed flowers; seed and pod decorations; naturally or commercially made objects which have been embellished such as bottles, boxes, bowls, eggs, weather boards, stones, shells, buttons, decorated furniture and handmade reproductions. Objects made from commercial kits or commercially available plans are also not acceptable.
Fees: Online fee $40,

Offline fee $90

www.juriedartservices.com


Send SASE to: byDesign Publishing, LLC 9378 Mason Montgomery Rd #215, Cincinnati OH 45040
E-mail: Melanie Atkinson
Phone: (877) 825-6402
Website: http://artexpobydesign.com
Prospectus: http://artexpobydesign.com/Application.html
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Fri, Feb 15th - 10:53AM

Watermark 2008, Works on Paper
Whiteville, North Carolina
Deadline: February 22, 2008


Exhibit Dates: March 17 - April 11, 2008
Title: Watermark 2008, Works on Paper
Sponsor: Southeastern Community College
Venue: Upstairs Gallery, Southeastern Community College
Awards: Cash awards of $900.00
Juror: Steven Bleicher
Eligibility: Artists must be 18 years and older. All work must be on paper or made of paper. Photos and digital art accepted. No giclee' prints or reproductions of any kind. Must be original artwork. Must be matted or framed and protected. If accepted, must send return postage or prepaid mailing information. No glass. Can send slides or art on disk. Also can email images.

Fees: $25.00 for 1 to 3 entries.

$5.00 for each additional entry up to 5.
Commission: none taken

Send SASE to: Studio 107, P.O. Box 2265, Whiteville, NC 28472
E-mail: David McCormick
Phone: 910-642-7141, ext. 237
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Fri, Feb 15th - 5:20AM

re.action
Solomons, Maryland
Deadline: March 7, 2008


Exhibit Dates: May 9 - August 31, 2008
Title: re.action
Sponsor: Annmarie Garden
Venue: Annmarie Garden, Solomons, MD
Awards: $3500-Best of Show, $1500-Merit, $500-Honorable Mention
Eligibility: All media welcome. Original work only, no reproductions or Giclees. Open to all artists 18 & older living and working in the US. Both emerging and mid-career artists encouraged.
Fees: $20 - up to four entries

Send SASE to: Annmarie Garden, PO Box 99, Dowell, MD 20629
E-mail: Melissa Daman Langley
Phone: 410-326-4640

Website: http://www.annmariegarden.org
Prospectus: http://www.annmariegarden.org
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Tue, Feb 12th - 4:02PM

3rd Annual International Strings Art Competition
Calendar publication opportunity

Deadline: March 31, 2008


Title: 3rd Annual International Strings Art Competition
Sponsor: The Violin Case, LLC
Eligibility: Call for artwork featuring any of the bowed stringed instruments. Any medium, no entry fees, no age limit. 12 winners will be featured in the 2009 Celebrate the Strings! Calendar to be printed later this year.
Fees: none
Commission: none
Send SASE to: 12556 120th Ave. NE # 212, Kirkland WA 98034
E-mail: Julie Tebbs
Phone: 425-829-4945
Website: http://www.theviolincase.com/art

Prospectus:
http://www.theviolincase.com/art/submissionform08.pdf

(PDF format - requires Adobe Reader)
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Tue, Feb 12th - 4:01PM

Call to Artists and Musicians
Bainbridge Island, Washington

Deadline: March 31, 2008


Exhibit Dates: August 1, 2 & 3
Title: Call to Artists and Musicians for the 2008 Bainbridge Island Art Expo and Music Fest
Sponsor: Winslow Contemporary Arts and Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce
Venue: Historic Farm on Bainbridge Island
Awards: Cash Award to Best in Show
Jurors: 3 curators from Greater Seattle area
Eligibility: 2008 Bainbridge Island Art Expo and Music Fest will feature an exhibit of artitsts who have made significant contributions to their field.
Fees: $25.00
Commission: 25%
Send SASE to: Elizabeth Gadbois, Winslow Contemporary Arts, 578 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
E-mail: Elizabeth Gadbois
Phone: (206) 842-3700, (206) 819-3618
Website: http://artexpobi.com
Prospectus: http://artexpobi.com
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Tue, Feb 12th - 4:28AM

3rd Annual National Juried Competition
Sarasota, Florida
Deadline: February 15, 2008


Exhibit Dates: April 16 - May 10, 2008
Title: 3rd Annual National Juried Competition
Venue: Katharine Butler Gallery
Juror: Elaine D. Gustafson
Eligibility: Open to artists 18 years or older living in the United States. Original 2D and 3D artwork in any traditional medium, including fiber, ceramics, metal, and glass, except video and giclee copies. Work must have been completed within the last three years. Each artist may submit up to three entries, not to exceed 42 inches in any dimension, including frame.
Fees: $25
Commission: 50%
Send SASE to: Katharine Butler Gallery, 1943 Morrill St., Sarasota, FL, 34236
E-mail: Chris Falk
Phone: 941-955-4546
Website: http://www.kbutlergallery.com


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Tue, Feb 12th - 4:28AM

Ceres Gallery 8th Annual National Juried Show
New York, NY
Deadline: February 13, 2008


Exhibit Dates: May 19 - June 14, 2008
Title: Ceres Gallery 8th Annual National Juried Show
Sponsor: Ceres Gallery
Venue: Ceres Gallery, 547 W. 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
Awards: 3 Cash Awards
Juror: Magdalena Dabrowski
Eligibility: All Media except video - open to all artists currently residing in the U.S.
Fees: $40 for up to 3 slides or JPEG on CD - $5 for each additional image
Commission: contribution of 25%
Send SASE to: Ceres Gallery, 547 W. 27th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001
E-mail: Elizabeth Cohen
Phone: 201 424-1275
Website: http://www.ceresgallery.org
Prospectus: http://www.ceresgallery.org
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Sun, Feb 10th - 2:40PM

Key West Robert Frost Poetry Festival


I. Key West Robert Frost Poetry Festival -
Poetry Contest: 1st Place $150, 2nd Place $75, 3rd Place $50, and Honorable Mentions.

Postmarked Deadline: March 24, 2008.
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Unpublished, open to style and theme, 30 lines maximum, typed copy. Two copies of each poem, with your name, address, phone and/or email on one copy only.



II.Key West Robert Frost Poetry Festival

- Haiku Contest: 1st Place $100, 2nd Place $50, 3rd Place $25, and Honorable Mentions.

Postmarked Deadline: March 24, 2008.
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Entry fees are $10 for each three haiku; 3-line format of up to 17 or fewer syllables. All haiku must contain a seasonal or nature image. Two copies of each entry typed or neatly written, with your name, address, phone and/or email on one copy only.



Mail entries to Key West Robert Frost Poetry Festival Poetry & Haiku Contests, Heritage House, 410 Caroline Street, Key West, FL 33040. Make checks payable to KWRFPF. SASE for results only. Chapbooks of winning poems and haiku from 1999-2005 and from 2006-2007 are available for $5.00 each, including S&H.


Poem and haiku copyright is retained by the authors with the exception: Heritage House retains one-time rights to publish winning contest entries in KWRFPF announcements or in a chapbook of winning poems. Since rights revert to the authors, a poem may be reprinted as long as appropriate acknowledgement is made to the KWRFPF.

For further information, please visit

robertfrostpoetryfestival.org

or write to the Heritage House.
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Sun, Feb 10th - 2:38PM

Grace Dieu Writers' Circle 2008
Grace Dieu Writers' Circle 2008 Poetry Competition

For poems of up to 40 lines.

Prizes of £200 / £100 / £50 / £30 / £20
Entry Fee: £3 per poem or four poems for £10

The Competition Organiser-GDWC.
139 London Road. Coalville. Leicestershire. LE67 3JE

Website:

www.gracedieuwriterscircle.co.uk
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Sun, Feb 10th - 2:38PM

NEW WOMEN’S VOICES CHAPBOOK COMPETITION
FINISHING LINE PRESS 10th Year Anniversary

by Deadline: Feb. 15, 2008 (POSTMARK).

NEW WOMEN’S VOICES CHAPBOOK COMPETITION

A prize of $1,000 and publication will be awarded by Finishing Line Press for a chapbook-length poetry collection. Open to women who have never before published a full-length poetry collection. Previous chapbook publication does not disqualify. All entries will be considered for publication. The top-ten finalists will be offered publication and will be included in the New Women's Voices Series.

Submit up to 26 pages of poetry,
PLUS bio, acknowledgments, SASE and cover letter with a
$15 entry fee

by Deadline: Feb. 15, 2008 (POSTMARK).
Judith Montgomery will final judge.

Winner will be announced on our website:

www.finishinglinepress.com

Send to:

2008 NEW WOMEN’S VOICES
CHAPBOOKCOMPETITION
Finishing Line Press
P O Box 1626
Georgetown, KY 40324
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Sun, Feb 10th - 11:12AM

The 57th ARD International Music Competition
The 57th ARD International Music Competition

to be held in Munich in 2008 invites applications in the following categories:

· Viola
· Clarinet
· Bassoon
· String Quartet

The invitation to this competition is addressed to young musicians, who are prepared to begin an international career. Musicians from all nations born between 1979 and 1991 are eligible to take part. (Average age for string quartet maximum 29 years: one member may be older.)
The competition (including the concerts of the prize winners) will be held during the period between September 2 to 19, 2008.

All evaluation auditions are open to the public.
Deadline for applications: April 30, 2008
Admission confirmation: June 30, 2008

Competition 2008:
http://www.br-online.de/kultur-szene/klassik_e/pages/ard/ard_teilnahme.html
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Sun, Feb 10th - 11:09AM

Castrati history


During the Baroque period -- from 1600 to 1750 -- male sopranos and altos comprised about 70 percent of all operatic singers.


Male sopranos in opera were a matter of necessity. Women, especially in countries where the Catholic Church had firm control, were forbidden on the stage so castrati played both the women’s parts and the hero as well. Nearly every church choir used pre-pubescent boys to sing the high parts in choral works because women were also not allowed to participate in church services. Thus, the finest of the boy sopranos were picked by music masters for castration.



During puberty a boy’s vocal chords enlarge enormously, caused by an increased production of anderogen hormones. Castration prevented the necessary flow of hormones and arrested growth. Afterwards the castrato would have the high voice of a boy soprano, but the lung power of a full-grown man.


Castration was performed by cutting the blood supply to the testicles, or by amputating them altogether. The candidate (or shall we say victim?) was placed in a warm bath to soften the testes and the operation was performed after the patient was rendered unconscious. After recovery, the boy would begin an intensive study of music and singing that could sometimes last ten years or more.


Although castration did little to damage a castrato's intellect, it did pose serious health and emotional problems. Most castrati suffered from the effects of developmental hypogonadism, including infantile penis and an underdeveloped prostate. They also had more developed subcutaneous fat than the normal male, fat deposits localized on the hips, buttocks and breast areas, fatty deposits on the eyelids, and skin that sometimes appeared wrinkled or swollen. The arms and legs of many castrati were unusually long as compared to the torso (the long bones never stopped growing), which made them look distorted.


Many of the castrati’s well-documented personality disorders were a direct result of their disfigurement, as well as their inability to lead normal sex lives. They were neither man nor woman, but something in between. On one hand they were much admired for their singing, but on the other they were taunted unmercifully about their condition.


Castrati tended to be fat, volatile, conceited, and almost impossible to get along with. Composer George Frederick Handel’s notorious shouting matches with his castrato Senesino, for instance, were well-known throughout England.


On the other hand, especially when it suited their purposes, a castrato could be entirely charming. Sometimes they were so respected and adored that they were able to gain great political influence. Farinelli, for instance, soothed the king of Spain with the same four songs every night. This gave the castrato a decided advantage for the king’s attention and literally made him a power behind the throne.


There were other ways in which the castrato reigned supreme. On the stage, he was the undisputed star. A composer was merely hired help who labored at the castrato’s pleasure. If, for example, the arias written for a castrato did not please the singer, he could demand -- and receive -- a complete rewrite. If the composer balked, which he seldom did, then the castrato would take the music and libretto to his own composer for the necessary alterations.


The music that the composer wrote was never absolute. Even the most beautiful arias were improvised. These alterations would include more high notes if the castrato didn’t think there were enough of them, florid embellishments to show off the singer’s vocal acrobatics, and maybe even entire changes in the melody line. Furthermore, just because the notes were on paper didn’t mean that they had to be sung on the stage. The castrato played to his audience. If he found that the theater was filled with his supporters, then it was entirely possible that he would go off on a tangent, improvising the music and completely confusing the orchestra.


Farinelli was the least troublesome of the castrati, but even he had his moments. One night he was performing in an opera in which one aria was accompanied by the orchestra and a solo trumpet. The trumpeter was a man of great skill who had been brought in especially for this performance. In the middle of the aria, Farinelli decided it would be fun to challenge this renown trumpeter to a musical duel. On they went for some time, each matching the other note for note, the audience cheering them on. The trumpet would play a difficult flourish and Farinelli would follow. Then Farinelli would perform an impossible run that the trumpet would duplicate. Just as the contest appeared to be a draw, the trumpeter faltered on a very high note and Farinelli won the contest. The crowd went wild. The trumpeter, like the good sport that he was, leaped on the stage and shook Farinelli’s hand. Only after the audience had composed itself was the opera allowed to continue.


Farinelli was the last great operatic castrato. Audiences were beginning to tire of Italian opera seria (serious opera) by 1760 because plots were getting sillier and sillier. The comic opera and the ballad opera were gaining in popularity and there was no place in those genres for the castrato. And the new generation of composers, now coming into favor, refused to put up with the shenanigans of a castrato.


After 1760, there were occasional parts for a castrato but, on the whole, new composers like Gluck and Mozart used tenors to play the hero instead. Rossini and Weber insisted that their arias be sung as written and there was no more room in opera for extemporaneous tomfoolery. Now instead of the singer being the king of the stage, it was the composer who ruled the kingdom.


The last performance of an operatic castrato in an opera was in London in 1825. Giovanni Battista Velluti performed in Meyerbeer’s “Il Crociato.” Underemployed, Velluti had hoped for a comeback of the castrato to the opera. But by then, London had not heard the voice of a castrato in over 25 years. In a city that had welcomed Senesino with open arms a century before, the local newspapers now implored their readers not to allow women into the theater to witness such a travesty of nature.


Velluti, the last operatic castrato, died of old age in 1861 -- a relic of a past that could not be resurrected.

http://www.essortment.com/


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Sun, Feb 10th - 1:59AM

Micro Museum's Big Ideas

Brooklyn, New York
Deadline: Ongoing



Exhibit Dates: 2008
Title: Micro Museum's Big Ideas
Sponsor: Promote Art Works, Inc
Venue: Micro Museum
Awards: Popular Vote "Best of Show"
Juror: Kathleen Laziza
Eligibility: Open to artists residing in the United States. Original works in any medium.

Fees: $30 for 3 images

Commission: 70% artist 30% Micro Museum

Send SASE to: Micro Museum, 123 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

E-mail: Kathleen Laziza

Phone: (718) 797-3116

Website:

http://www.micromuseum.com
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Sun, Feb 10th - 1:56AM

American Academy of Equine Art-Open Call for Artists!
Deadline: May 28, 2008

Address: Kentucky, Lexington - United States
Title: American Academy of Equine Art-Open Call for Artists!

United States Kentucky, Lexington - Contests, Juried Art Shows, Art Organization
The American Academy of Equine Art call for artists for its 2008 Fall Open Juried Exhibition of original work depicting the horse in any setting. Oil, acrylic, watercolor pastel, drawing and sculpture pieces may be entered. The show will be held September 19 through November 2, 2008 at the International Museum of the Horse, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. Up to 10 awards of $250 to be offered. Open to all artists 18 and older. Non-refundable $40 fee covers up to three entries.

For more information please visit :

http://www.aaea.net/

Prospectus :

http://www.aaea.net/

E-mail Address :

Shelleyh@aaea.net

Contact name: Shelley Hunter
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Sun, Feb 10th - 1:54AM

Foujita


Short biography of the Japanese painter who found inspiration and a liberated lifestyle in Paris.

Tsuguharu Foujita was born in Tokyo in 1886, a descendant of the Foujiwara samurai family at a time when Japan was just beginning to open itself to the Western world. He studied at the Imperial School of Fine Arts, now Tokyo University, and was soon recognized as a very talented young man, winning numerous prizes and even garnering the interest of the Emperor. Although Foujita surely would have been guaranteed a successful career in his native country, he was greatly intrigued by European painting styles during a trip to London in 1912. This fascination compelled him to move to Paris in 1913, where he joined the resident artists and Bohemians of the Montparnasse neighborhood, with its low rents and high aesthetic aspirations. His newfound companions included Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Henri Matisse, Henri Rousseau and Chaim Soutine. He was also friends with painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani, whose lover Jeanne Hebuterne posed for Foujita in his studio. Man Ray’s famous muse Kiki also posed nude for Foujita in the 1920s, with the resulting portrait being the talk of the Paris Autumn Salon Show as well as earning Foujita a rather nice sum of money. Fou-Fou, as he was often called, in general tended to earn more from his work than his fellow Montparnassians, making him able to afford what most starving artists couldn’t even dream of: the ultimate luxuries of hot water and a bathtub.

Never shy about self-promotion, Foujita knew the importance of marketing one’s persona along with one’s art. He courted a colorful reputation through his distinct cropped hairstyle, hoop earrings and glasses, and he was always good for a spectacle, such as showing up at a costume party clad only in a loincloth accompanied by his second wife Fernande, who was naked in a cage. But beyond the public image, Foujita was a disciplined and serious artist with a distinct style. Particularly fond of white and pale shades like lavender and gray, Foujita created a fusion between the subtle nuances of Japanese art and the more intense European elements that surrounded him. He also became skilled at using the then primarily western medium of oil paints. Foujita was repeatedly inspired by women and cats and liked to have plenty of each hanging around, and even his work beyond those two subjects tends to have a kind of detached, feline grace.

Upset by tax troubles and his third wife leaving him for the poet Robert Desnos, Foujita decided to abandon Paris and head for Latin America. His tour through Brazil, Mexico, Cuba and Argentina was quite successful, and following that sojourn and a general period of global wandering, he returned to Japan. During World War II, now completely in service to Emperor Hirohito, Foujita again became the creative chameleon and produced art to inspire the fighting spirit of his native country. It is debatable whether Foujita had truly become anti-West or whether he was—as always—doing what was necessary to have his work reach an audience, but it is further interesting to note that following the war Foujita once more left Japan for France and even became a French citizen in 1955.

In his final years, Foujita converted to Catholicism and decorated a cathedral in the city of Reims, a project sponsored by Mumm’s Champagne. He claimed that it was time to atone for his wild days and leave behind a spiritual legacy. Foujita had taken the Christian name Léonard, in homage to Leonardo da Vinci, and he was buried in Reims following his death in 1968 at the age of eighty-one

http://modern-art.suite101.com/

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Sun, Feb 10th - 1:52AM

quote for the day.....

Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.

Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)
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Fri, Feb 8th - 6:06PM

Title: Direct Art Magazine, Volume 15
Deadline: March 31, 2008
Address: New York USA
Title: Direct Art Magazine, Volume 15

This is the eighth Annual Competition for publication in Volume 15 of Direct Art Magazine, Fall/Winter 2008 issue. Direct Art is distributed in the US by COMAG Marketing Group, the distributors of Art News and Art in America, to bookstores throughout the US including Barnes and Nobles and Borders. The twenty six awards include the covers of magazine, feature articles and full page displays. The competition is open to all artists working in any media.

For more information please visit :

http://www.slowart.com

Prospectus :

http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/spring.htm

E-mail Address :
slowart@aol.com

Contact name: Tim Slowinski
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Fri, Feb 8th - 6:05PM

Exhibition as part of the Phototriennale of Hamburg, Germany
Deadline: March 15, 2008

Address: Hamburg, Germany

Title: Exhibition as part of the Phototriennale of Hamburg, Germany

description: Marziart International Gallery invites all photographers, 18 years or older, to the competition "Living Space" The competition is international, open to all photographers.
The works can be realistic or abtract, if the the are an expression of the theme.
The 5 best photographers will be presented with 5 works during the 4.Phototriennale of Hamburg, 11th of April - 20th of April 2008 on 3 days in the Marziart International Gallery.
The exhibition will take place in the period 11th of April - 13th of April 2008.
The opening reception and the awarding will be held on the 11th of April 2008.
On the 12th of April the exhibition will be visited by a guided tour, organized by galleries of Hamburg.
The winners will be selected by a Jury.

For more information please visit :

http://www.marziart.com

Prospectus :

http://www.marziart.com/Wettbewerbe2008/Start-Competition.HTM

E-mail Address :

competition@marziart.com

Contact name: Marion Zimmermann
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Fri, Feb 8th - 6:04PM

Title: Chelsea International Fine Art Competition
Deadline: March 7, 2008
Address: NY USA
Title: Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

Agora Gallery of New York City is pleased to announce its 23rd juried competition.
Awards valued at Thirty Eight Thousand dollars ($38,000) will be distributed as follows: exhibition at the Chelsea gallery, cash awards, Internet exposure and publicity in ARTisSpectrum magazine.
The exhibition will take place in Chelsea, New York City. The gallery/artist split will be 50/50. In the spirit of giving, Agora Gallery will split its share of artwork sales resulting from the competition exhibition with Art Start, an innovative program that brings art and artists to homeless children.

For more information please visit :
url: http://www.agora-gallery.com/competition/2008/default.aspx

E-mail Address :
mariana@agora-gallery.com
Contact name: Mariana Alvarez
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Thu, Feb 7th - 6:31PM

CALL FOR FIBER WITH OIL/ENERGY THEME
CALL FOR FIBER WITH OIL/ENERGY THEME


Seeking Participants.

The goal of the International Fiber Collaborative is to provide an opportunity for people who enjoy working with crafts, whether professional artists, hobbyists or students to come together from all over the world to express their concerns about their countries extreme dependency on oil for energy. Those who participate will crochet, knit, stitch, patch, or collage a 3' x 3' square fiber panel that will express each participants concern towards this topic. By taking the step to create a panel with any design, and sending it in, in the larger picture, is expressing your concern.

Once all 800 panels are received, they will be sewn together to completely cover an abandoned gas station and gas pumps in central New York.
Contact:

Jennifer Marsh

OR

http://internationalfibercollaborative.com

OR

blueangle1412@yahoo.com
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Thu, Feb 7th - 6:30PM

CALL FOR CHRISTIAN ART
CALL FOR CHRISTIAN ART

The theme is forgiveness and reconciliation.

First prize is $2,500, plus other cash prizes and supplies.

Open to all artists worldwide.

Contact: Hill Avenue Grace Lutheran Church, Pasadena, California

OR

626-792-4169

OR

http://greatchristianart.com

OR
greatchristianart@sbcglobal.net
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Thu, Feb 7th - 6:29PM

SHORT STORY CONTEST
SHORT STORY CONTEST

Open to all ages and all Canadian and US residents.

The top ten selections will be published in an anthology that will be launched at our 87th Annual CAA Conference in Edmonton on July 3-6, 2008. The top three winners will receive $500, $200 and $100 plus a free conference registration with no cash value. Entry fee.

Contact: Evan Kenney, Canadian Authors Association OR

http://www.canauthors.org/cwcontest.html

OR

tweed@allstream.net
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Thu, Feb 7th - 6:27PM

Henry Casselli
Henry Casselli is almost never without paper and pencil, and this has been the case for most of his life. When parents today ask him how to nurture an interest in art in their children, Casselli advises them to make sure sketching materials are always available. “That child will go to art school soon enough and then spend the rest of his or her life undoing all of that education, trying to get back to the feeling and honesty behind those first marks,” he says. “If the honesty of effort and desire are truly there, the artist within reveals itself.” The same principle applies in Casselli’s own approach, as he often relies on drawing as an end unto itself and also as the primary resource and tool in his process of expressing a subject “from the gut,” as he describes it.

Casselli’s oeuvre consists mostly of figurative subjects, portraits done on commission and others of his own devising. No matter how a subject comes to him, however, he creates the art only from his own experience and emotional response and tells portrait clients from the beginning that he can only paint what is there, that he is not in the business of vanity portraiture. Whether the subject is the president of the United States, a young black child, a bucket, or a ballerina, Casselli follows the same approach and is equally inspired by what he tries to uncover and convey about his subject, emphasizing that there are no rules or magic formulas. “There is, however, even now and today, that moment of fright when I face a blank page, and I feel strongly that all would be lost if that moment is ever replaced by overconfidence,” he says. So in approaching a new drawing he calls upon both what he sees and what he feels, adding, “Every moment, every experience in life with all the people I encounter, affects what I do. Every sketch, painting, or portrait informs the process of the current drawing.”


http://www.myamericanartist.com/2008/01/henry-caselli-d.html
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Thu, Feb 7th - 6:17AM

Emerald Spring Exhibition: A National Juried Show
DEADLINE FEBRUARY 28, 2008 - $6000 in Awards
Emerald Spring Exhibition: A National Juried Show

United States Oregon, Springfield - Contests, Juried Art Shows, Acrylic, Watercolor, Oil, Pastel Art Organization

Emerald Art Center`s third National Juried Show. $6,000 plus merchandise. Open to US artists. Submit only original, unsupervised work that has been completed in the last three years. Eligible media: paintings only in acrylic, oil, watercolor, colored pencil, and pastel. Paintings must be for sale. (EAC commission is 35%). Cash awards of at least $6,000 and other merchandise awards will be announced at the opening of the show. Fourteen paintings will be selected for cash awards, with a top award of $2,000. For more information visit website or download the prospectus.
Emerald Empire Art Association, 500 Main St., 97477, Springfield, Oregon, United States


http://www.theartlist.com/
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Thu, Feb 7th - 6:06AM

The Sculptors Invitational 2008
DEADLINE FEBRUARY 26, 2008
The Sculptors Invitational 2008

United States Texas, San Antonio - Calls for Submissions, Sculpture Art Organization

Large Outdoor Sculpture. Limit 1. Website required. Installations, site construction. Modern or Figurative. The Invitational is an exclusive sculpture show focusing on big outdoor sculptures by professional and international sculptors. There are only a few annual shows, "big outdoor sculpture only" across the U.S. - Sculptors Dominion works to open and keep big sculpture venues open. Our sculpture garden natural setting of trees, green grass and gardens will set off your sculpture aesthetically, spaciously and with integrity. It is secure, completely fenced and gated. Transportation and insurance of sculptures is sculptors responsibility. For our show 'Big' means at least 300lbs and/or from human-scale to colossal. Please email any questions to gilbertebarrera@gmail.com. Prior shows have exhibited 60 to 90 sculptors showing 140 to 200 works. See 2000+ photos at www.sculptorsdominion.com. On the show website are past participating sculptor websites.
Sculptors Dominion International, Inc, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd, 78230, San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Thu, Feb 7th - 6:06AM

SPE Photography Show
DEADLINE FEBRUARY 26, 2008 - $400 in Awards
SPE Photography Show

United States Colorado, Fort Collins - Contests, Juried Art Shows, Digital Media, Photography Photo Gallery

The Society for Photographic Education in collaboration with The Center for Fine Art Photography will present an online exhibition of work created by SPE members. Fifty photographers will be chosen to exhibit their work in the Center’s online gallery. Ten of the fifty photographers will also be selected to exhibit their work in the Center’s gallery in Fort Collins, Colorado. Theme: Open – This call for entry is open to all SPE members. There is no specific theme for this exhibition.
The Center for Fine Art Photography, 400 N College Ave, 80524, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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Thu, Feb 7th - 6:05AM

Art Expo byDesign
DEADLINE FEBRUARY 22, 2008 - $6000 in Awards
Art Expo byDesign

United States Ohio, Cincinnati - Contests, Juried Art Shows, Acrylic, Ceramics, Crafts, Digital Media, Glass, Mosiac, Illustration, Mixed media, Sculpture, Watercolor, Oil, Pastel, Photography Other

Art Expo byDesign benefiting Cherish the Child Foundation is being held May 16, 17 & 18, 2008 at the brand new $68 million dollar Sevierville Events Center which is nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, just minutes off Interstate 40. Preview Gala & Awards Ceremony will be held Thursday, May 15 from 4-9pm. Only the top 195 artists will be selected through digital jurying process hosted through Juried Art Services. Eight Cash Awards will be given. Art Expo byDesign will be YOUR greatest success in 2008 because… We’ll bring in MORE BUYERS and FIRST TIME BUYERS to purchase YOUR one of-a-kind creations! Each year 11,000,000 visitors travel Route 66 to Gatlinburg/Smoky Mountains Tennessee. Easily accessible within a days drive of 75 percent of the country`s population. Those traveling on corporate and charter planes are just minutes away from Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg Airport. Free secure parking for cargo and storage vans. Inexpensive lodging options, including RV parks. Convenient shuttle service. Reach an untapped audience through our aggressive Marketing Campaign. Corporate buyers. 4-hour drive time advertising campaign reaches from Atlanta to Cincinnati. Regional marketing 2-hour drive time – electronic campaign radio/TV. Local marketing campaign including the Knoxville area. 100% of Preview Gala proceeds benefit Cherish the Child Foundation which supports a campus of over 80 abused and neglected children and numerous family support programs. Participate in Silent Auction, Tablescaping, and other Gallery Opportunities to innovatively display your work! Apply NOW! www.juriedartservices.com
Online application closing date: February 22, 2008
Offline application: postmark by February 20, 2008 download www.artexpobydesign.com
Jury Dates: February 27, 2008
Acceptance Notification: February 29, 2008
Exhibitor Contracts Due: March 14, 2008
Phone toll free 877.825.6402
byDesign Publishing LLC, 9378 Mason Montgomery Rd #215, 45040, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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Thu, Feb 7th - 6:05AM

Clash of the Artist`s Voting Begins
DEADLINE FEBRUARY 21, 2008
Clash of the Artist`s Voting Begins!

Online Event - Contests, Juried Art Shows, Acrylic, Ceramics, Crafts, Digital Media, Glass, Mosiac, Illustration, Mixed media, Sculpture, Watercolor, Oil, Pastel, Photography, Poetry, Video/Film Art Organization

For the past two months, emerging artists have been sending Art For Progress(AFP) their best, and now it`s time for the virtual art community to do its part. AFP`s annual arts competition, Clash of the Artists, is the first of its kind, where artists in six categories compete in an interactive on-line environment. People from New York to Japan can visit artforprogress.org and vote for their favorites while viewing short films, listening to music, and seeing new work from emerging artists and fashion designers. The top three artists in each category will compete on Saturday, March 15th at a live finals event in New York City. In 2007, over 5,000 people voted on-line, and over 300 people attended the memorable live event. The five-week voting period begins January 15th and runs through February 20th.
Cast your vote at artforprogress.org!
Based in New York City, AFP seeks to increase the visibility of talented artists, and to provide arts education in under-served schools and communities. Proceeds from Clash of the Artists will help support AFP`s growing arts education program.
To cast your vote and for more information on Art For Progress,
go to
www.artforprogress.org.
AFP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
“Creative Culture Accelerating Social Change”

Online Event
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Thu, Feb 7th - 6:04AM

United States Florida, Sarasota
DEADLINE FEBRUARY 15, 2008
3rd Annual National Juried Competition

United States Florida, Sarasota - Contests, Juried Art Shows, Acrylic, Ceramics, Crafts, Digital Media, Glass, Mosiac, Mixed media, Sculpture, Watercolor, Oil, Pastel, Photography Art Gallery

Call to Artists: Katharine Butler Gallery, Sarasota, FL. Seeks entries for 3rd Annual National Juried Exhibition April 16-May 10, 2008. Original 2D and 3D artwork in any traditional medium, including fiber, ceramics, metal, and glass from the past three years. Gicleés and videos not accepted. Entry fee $25 for up to 3 works. Slide or CD deadline is February 15th. The juror is Elaine D. Gustafson, Director of Exhibitions & Collections and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Tampa Museum of Art.
For prospectus and application:

www.kbutlergallery.com

or send
SASE to Katharine Butler Gallery, 1943 Morrill St., Sarasota, FL, 34236
Katharine Butler Gallery, 1943 Morrill St. , 34236, Sarasota, Florida, United States
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Thu, Feb 7th - 5:59AM

the importance of art in our life



"Art is one of the important means through which the potentialities of the human mind are brought into being…

Far from being a mindless activity, our engagement with art calls upon our most subtle and complex forms of perception.



Secondly the study of art develops forms of literacy that give us access to different kinds of meaning. Works of art convey the ineffable. They cultivate the sensibilities so that the subtle is seen, the covert counted. In a word, the art helps us know what we cannot articulate.

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Thu, Feb 7th - 3:09AM

DIRECT ART MAGAZINE

DIRECT ART MAGAZINE, VOLUME 15 Eighth Annual Competition for publication in Volume 15 of Direct Art Magazine, Fall/Winter 2008 issue.

Direct Art is distributed in the US by COMAG Marketing Group, the distributors of Art News and Art in America, to bookstores throughout the US including Barnes and Nobles and Borders. The twenty six awards include the covers of magazine, feature articles and full page displays.

The competition is open to all artists working in any media.

For prospectus e-mail:

slowart@aol.com
, or print from Internet at:
http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/spring.htm
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Thu, Feb 7th - 3:08AM

Expressions West 2008:
Submission deadline: March 8, 2008.

Expressions West 2008:
painting competition open to artists residing in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Up to three entries, works in: Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolor. $10,000 in purchase prize awards.

Submission deadline: March 8, 2008.
Download prospectus at:
www.coosart.org
or send Self Addressed Stamped Envelop to:
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay OR 97420
or call:
541-267-3901. Juror is Gary Faigin, Seattle painter, art critic on KUOW (National Public Radio) and co-founder of the Gage Academy of Art.
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Wed, Feb 6th - 1:53PM

ART COMPETITION FOR AIDS-2008
Are you a Canadian HIV-positive artist?

We encourage you to submit a piece of your artwork to be considered for AIDS Walk for Life 2008. If selected, your art will become part of our national creative for 2008 and will give you and your art vast exposure all across Canada.

In addition, we are excited to offer a $1,000 honorarium, which will be awarded to the successful artist on behalf of the AIDS Walk for Life.

To submit artwork to be considered for 2008, entrants must complete a brief application form, and return it along with a copy of their artwork by February 15, 2008. For complete competition details and to submit your artwork, please download the following documents:

• Poster (Adobe PDF document)
• General Information (Adobe PDF document)
• Application Form (Adobe PDF document)

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE GOTTO :

http://www.aidswalkforlife.ca/AboutTheArtwork.htm

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Wed, Feb 6th - 7:04AM

Surrealism

Europe, 1924 to 1950's


Surrealism is a style in which fantastical visual imagery from the subconscious mind is used with no intention of making the work logically comprehensible. Founded by Andre Breton in 1924, it was a primarily European movement that attracted many members of the chaotic Dada movement. It was similar in some elements to the mystical 19th-century Symbolist movement, but was deeply influenced by the psychoanalytic work of Freud and Jung.

The Surrealist circle was made up of many of the great artists of the 20th century, including Max Ernst, Giorgio de Chirico, Jean Arp, Man Ray, Joan Miro, and Rene Magritte. Salvador Dali, probably the single best-known Surrealist artist, broke with the group due to his right-wing politics (during this period leftism was the fashion among Surrealists, and in fact in almost all intellectual circles).

The Magic Realists were American artists somewhat influenced by the Surrealists.

AND IF YOU WANT TO WATCH A VERY GOOD SITE --GOTTO
http://www.mcs.csuhayward.edu/~malek/Surrealism/index.html
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Wed, Feb 6th - 7:02AM

Title: A Glass Darkly
Deadline: May 23, 2008


Exhibit Dates: June 13, 2008
Title: A Glass Darkly
Sponsor: Projekt30
Venue: Projekt30.com
Juror: This exhibition will be publicly juried.
Eligibility: As artists, we strive to explore our vision -our 'dark glass'- in so that our artworks may reverberate with both originality and truth. This June, Projekt30 will host an exhibition of artworks exploring the theme of personal perspective. We are seeking artworks which style, verisimilitude, and content uniquely reflects the artist that created them.
Fees: $35 for 10 images. Free for Projekt30 members.
Commission: No commission will be taken on sales.
Website: http://projekt30.com
Prospectus: http://www.projekt30.com/a_glass_darkly_prospectus.html


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Wed, Feb 6th - 7:01AM

Winnebagoland Art Fair
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Deadline: April 30, 2008


Exhibit Dates: June 8, 2008
Title: Winnebagoland Art Fair
Sponsor: Oshkosh Fine Arts Association
Venue: South Park, Oshkosh, WI 54902
Awards: $2000.00 - All Categories, 1/2/3
Juror: Susan J. Spanbauer
Eligibility: Original works in all the Fine Arts categories including painting, collage, drawing, photographs, wood/stone carving/metal sculpture, jewelry, glass work, batik, pastel
Fees: $80.00
Commission: 0
Send SASE to: P.O. Box 2805, Oshkosh, WI 54903
E-mail: Susan J. Spanbauer
Phone: 920-232-0359
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Tue, Feb 5th - 4:27PM

Multicultural Art Competition 2008
Multicultural Art Competition 2008 - Everyone is Welcome


Artists and illustrators are invited to submit any artwork that highlights the City of Sydney’s vision to support and build an inclusive community.

This competition is a City of Sydney initiative to showcase illustrative artworks that tell a story or encapsulates an impression of the City’s diversity and multiculturalism.

Who can enter: This is an opportunity for emerging and established artists to have their work displayed in public settings and to advance their professional careers. To enter this competition, artists must be 16 years of age or above.

Awards – 10 prizes: Ten finalist works will be selected by a panel of judges comprised of arts industry professionals, community services professionals and representatives from Inner Eastern Sydney Migrant Interagency.

The following 10 prizes will be announced at the exhibition launch in the categories of:

First Prize, one $2000 cash prize
Second Prize, one $1000 cash prize
Third Prize, one $500 cash prize
Highly Commended, seven $100 cash prizes

Theme: Artworks are encouraged to be vivid and stylistically strong as it will be used to induce a sense of welcome for visitors and viewers.

Artworks are encouraged to encompass an illustrative approach and explore notions of the following theme/s:
The City of Sydney (the City) is an internationally recognised vibrant and cosmopolitan city made up of people who come from many different nations across the world.
The City recognises the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation are the traditional custodians of the land, and values the continuing culture and community contributions of its Indigenous Australians.
It also recognises the significant contributions made by successive waves of immigrants and refugees to our city and to the country. They have brought with them a rich array of skills, experiences, language and cultures which contribute to the success of Sydney today.
The City of Sydney has a vision to support and build an inclusive community, that our facilities, events and services are a welcoming place for residents and visitors.

Competition closes: 5pm, 28 January 2008

Submit all works to:

In Person:
Multicultural Art Competition
City of Sydney
Concierge, Level 1,
456 Kent Street,
Sydney NSW 2000

Via Post:
Multicultural Art Competition
Social Policy & Programs
City of Sydney
GPO Box 1591
Sydney, NSW, 2001

For more information, please contact Susana Ng sng@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au or telephone - 02 9246 7874.
WEBSITE GOTTO
http://www.mmha.org.au/information/news-items/multicultural-art-competition-2008-everyone-s-welcome/
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Tue, Feb 5th - 4:25PM

The Artist's Magazine 2008
The Artist's Magazine 2008 Competition Details
PRIZES

More than $25,000 in Cash Prizes!
5 First Place Awards: $2,500 each
5 Second Place Awards: $1,250 each
5 Third Place Awards: $750 each
15 Honorable Mentions: $100 each

Winners will be featured and finalists’ names will be published in the December 2008 issue of The Artist's Magazine. 13 finalists will be featured in The Artist's Magazine's 2009 Calendar. In addition, a select number of finalists will be featured in the "Competition Spotlight" in The Artist's Magazine , 12 finalists will be featured as "Artist of the Month" on our website, and all winners and finalists will receive a certificate suitable for framing.

Plus, the Student/Beginner Division (for artists age 16 or over who have been painting for 2 years or less):

5 First Place Awards: $150 each
5 Second Place Awards: $75 each
5 Third Place Awards: $50 each

Award Winners in the Student/Beginner division will be featured in the January/February 2009 issue of The Artist's Magazine.

PLUS all Award Winners and Honorable Mentions receive a 1-year subscription to The Artist's Magazine.

Deadline: May 1, 2008
FOR MORE INFO GOTTO
http://www.artistsmagazine.com/contests/annual/annual_details.asp
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Tue, Feb 5th - 4:23PM

Small Works Show
February 16, 2008

Small Works Show -

all media juried fine art and craft exhibition will run March 7 - March 30. Juror: Tessa E. Rickard.
Accepting original works in all mediums, 2-D and 3-D, made by traditional and experimental styles; including painting and drawing, sculpture, photography, jewelry, clay, and mixed media.
No video. Must not exceed 12 inches in any direction, including frame and attached base.
Entry fee. Contact for a prospectus:
Northville Art House, 215 West Cady St, Northville MI 48167
OR
248-344-0497
OR
http://www.northvillearts.org
OR
info@northvillearts.org
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Tue, Feb 5th - 4:19PM

Modern Art Movements




The history of modern art started with Impressionism. It all began in Paris as a reaction to a very formal and rigid style of painting - done inside studios and set by traditional institutions like the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. The exhibition of Edouard Manet's famous painting, Dejeuner sur l'herbe, in 1863 in the Salon des Refuses (organized by those painter who were rejected by the Academie des Beaux-Arts), caused a scandal. It can be considered as the beginning of Impressionism.

The Impressionist painters preferred to paint outside and studied the effect of light on objects. Their preferred subjects were landscapes and scenes from daily life. The best known names in Impressionist painting are Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro and Pierre Auguste Renoir in France and Alfred Sisley in England.
Fauvism

The word Fauvism comes from the French word fauve, which means "wild animals". And indeeed - this new modern art style was a bit wild - with strong and vivid colors. Paul Gauguin and the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh had carried Impressionism to its limits by using expressive colors. Fauvism went one step further in using simplified designs in combination with an "orgy of pure colors" as it was characterized by their critics. The first exhibition by Fauvist artists took place in 1905. The best-known fauve artists are Henri Matisse, Andre Derain, Maurice de Vlaminch, Kees van Dongen and Raoul Dufy.
Expressionism

Expressionism, in simplified terms, was some kind of a German modern art version of Fauvism. The expressionist movement was organized in two groups of German painters. One was called Die Bruecke, literally meaning The Bridge. The group was located in Dresden with the artists Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein, Otto Mueller and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. After World War I, this group was followed by another group of artists, calling themselves Dresdner Sezession.

The second Expressionist gathering of artists was centered in Munich. The group is known by the name Der Blaue Reiter, meaning The Blue Rider. The famous names are Franz Marc, August Macke, Gabriele Münter, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Alexei Yavlensky.
Art Nouveau Movement

Art Nouveau is French and means New Art. It is characterized by its highly decorative style and by the dedication to natural forms. Art Nouveau was popular from about 1880 to 1910 and was an International art movement. The Germans called it Jugendstil, the Italians Liberty, the Austrians Sezessionsstil and the Spanish Arte joven. Art Nouveau was not restricted to painting or printmaking. It covered all forms of art - architecture, furniture, jewelry, glass and illustration.

Fine examples of Art Nouveau are the subway entrances in Paris, the glass works of Emille Galle and Louis Comfort Tiffany in the US or the posters by Alphonse Mucha. A famous painter is Gustav Klimt. Art Nouveau did not survive World War I, maybe because of the high prices for Art Nouveau objects. With the philosophical roots in high quality handicraft, Art Nouveau was nothing for mass production.
Art Deco Movement

Art Deco was primarily a design style, popular in the 1920s and 1930s. In simplified terms, the Art Deco movement can be considered as the follow-up style on Art Nouveau - more simplified and closer to mass production. The Art Deco movement was dominant in fashion, furniture, jewelry, textiles, architecture, commercial printmaking and interior decoration. The best known name is Rene Lalique, a jeweler and glassmaker. The Chrysler building in New York (1930) is an example of Art Deco style in architecture.
Cubism

Cubism, another modern art movement, was primarily restricted to painting and sculpture. Nevertheless it had a major influence on the development of modern art. Cubism was initiated by the Spaniard Pablo Picasso and the Frenchman Georges Braques in Paris before World War I. Paul Cezanne, usually categorized as a Post-Impressionist, can be considered as their predecessor.

Cubism had strong roots in African tribal art. In cubism, geometrical forms and fragmentations are favored. Everything is reduced to cubes and other geometrical forms. Often several aspects of one subject are shown simultaneously. As famous artists besides Pablo Picasso and Georges Braques, Robert Delaunay, Marcel Duchamp, Juan Gris and Lyonel Feininger are to be mentioned. Cubism paved the way for abstract art.
Surrealism

Surrealism is another of the many modern art movements in the 20th century. Its philosophical "father" was Andre Breton, a French poet and writer who published the Surrealist guidelines, called Manifesto in 1924 in Paris. Surrealism emphasizes the unconscious, the importance of dreams, the psychological aspect in arts. Surrealism became an important movement in the fine arts, literature and in films (by the Spaniard Bunuel for instance).

For the fine arts, the best-known names are Salvador Dali, the Italian Giorgio de Chirico with his strange and eerie town views, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Joan Miro, Yves Tanguy, Rene Margritte and the Russian Marc Chagall.
Abstract Art

Russian-born painter Wassily Kandinsky is said to be the father of abstract art. If you should ever come to Munich, you should not miss a visit of the Lenbachhaus Museum. It has many Wassily Kandinsky paintings on display and you can recognize very well how his style developed by and by to semi-abstract and then to abstract painting. Piet Mondrian, a Dutch painter, is another dominant character in establishing abstract painting. Mondrian had experienced cubism in Paris. During World War II many leading artists emigrated to the US, for instance Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp and Marc Chagall. Thus New York became the new center for modern art and abstract painting.
Pop Art Movement

The word Pop Art is an abbreviation for Popular Art. The name says it all. The Pop Art movement wanted to bring art back into the daily life of people. It was a reaction against abstract painting, which pop artists considered as too sophisticated and elite. Pop artists' favorite images were objects from everyday's life like soup cans for Andy Warhol or comics for Roy Lichtenstein.

Typical for the attitude of the Pop Art movement was Andy Warhol's use of serigraphy, a photo-realistic, mass-production technique of printmaking. Pop Art intruded into the media and advertising. The differences between The fine arts and commercial arts were voluntarily torn down. An excellent example are the designs of music album covers in the sixties. The undoubted cult figure of Pop Art was Andy Warhol (1928-1987). Other great names are Jaspar Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, David Hockney, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, Georg Segal, Wayne or James Rosenquist. The Pop Art movement was mainly an American and British art movement.
Op Art Movement

After Pop Art it was Op Art, a short form for Optical Art. Op Art expressed itself with reduced geometrical forms - sometimes in black and white contrasts and sometimes with very brilliant colors. The most prominent artist is Hungarian-born Vasarely. In the seventies Op Art even made its way into fashion design. But Op Art never succeeded in becoming a really popular mass-movement of modern art like Pop Art.

for more information goto
http://www.artelino.com/
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Tue, Feb 5th - 4:57AM

VERMONT STUDIO RESIDENCIES
February 15, 2008

VERMONT STUDIO RESIDENCIES

Year-round 2-12 week independent residencies.
Residents receive private studios, rooms and 3 meals daily, plus access to prominent Visiting Artists offering slide talks and studio visits.
In addition to VSC Fellowships open to all artists and writers, a number of Special Fellowships are also awarded.
General Fellowships : All artists and writers; Brown Award (3): Artists/writers living in Texas; Dedalus Award (6): Painters whose work is an extension of the modernist tradition as embodied in the work of Robert Motherwell. Golden Award (1): All painters; New Jersey Award (1) : New Jersey visual artists and writers with demonstrable financial need (see above web address for guidelines for including financial information); Wheels for Wheels Award (1): Artists/writers who use wheelchairs, or with other mobility restriction.

Contact:
Vermont Studio Center, Box 613, Johnson VT 05656 OR 802-635-2727
OR
http://www.vermonstudiocenter.org
OR
info@vermontstudiocenter.org
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Tue, Feb 5th - 4:55AM

SOLO EXHIBITION PROPOSALS: CALL FOR ARTISTS
February 15, 2008
SOLO EXHIBITION PROPOSALS: CALL FOR ARTISTS.
Currently seeking artists to fill its 2009-2010 Solo Exhibition Schedule.

Artists living in the Mid Atlantic region (PA, OH, NY, NJ, MD, VA, W.VA, DE and Washington DC) are invited to apply.
Please submit a proposal that includes contact information, artist statement, 10-20 images on CD(jpeg format 500kb max no other formats will be accepted) or slides, image list, resume or curriculum vitae, SASE for return of materials and $30.00 review fee to:
Call for Artists,
Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, 124 East Leasure Av, New Castle PA 16101.
For more information visit:
www.hoytartcenter.org
OR call:
724-652-2882 ext.14
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Tue, Feb 5th - 4:54AM

"A Taste for the Arts"
February 15, 2008

Applications for the Second Annual "A Taste for the Arts" juried art exhibit are now being accepted. The exhibit is part of a weekend festival of music and art scheduled for June 7 & 8, 2008, in historic Hermann, Missouri.
Artists can submit in 12 categories: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, clay, sculpture, wood, metalsmithing, jewelry, glass, mixed media and textiles/fiber.
Application fee is $20 per category with 10' x 10' booth spaces ranging from $75 to $100.
Artists must submit four digital images of their work and one of their booth display.
Application materials and details are available at:
East Central College 636-583-5195x2409
OR
http://www.tasteforthearts.org
OR
info@tasteforthearts.org
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Mon, Feb 4th - 6:44AM

MARCH JURIED EXHIBITION Projekt30
February 1, 2008

MARCH JURIED EXHIBITION Projekt30

is accepting artwork for our March 2008 exhibition. We are an artist- run arts organization dedicated to promoting emerging artists. The exhibition will include thirty artists; invitations will be distributed to over 50,000 galleries, collectors, and artists. All artwork submitted will be presented online prior to the exhibition so visitors of Projekt30 may help select which artists will be included in the exhibition. Visitors have the option of contacting any participating artist with feedback or opportunities. Unlike other juried exhibitions, all participants receive exposure.

Opens: March 1, 2008.

Fee varies: $35 for 10 images, free for members.

Go to:

http://www.projekt30.com for more details.
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Mon, Feb 4th - 6:43AM

Free Monthly Art Contests for Cash Prizes
July 31, 2008

Free Monthly Art Contests for Cash Prizes Compete with other artists and photographers in our free monthly art contests for cash and other great prizes. A Singular Creation provides a free online venue to showcase your art and photography. Your images will be juried by our panel, as well as rated by our visitors. Winners will be selected accordingly. We will start the cash pot at a different amount, depending on the theme. In addition to cash prizes, we will award various prizes donated by our sponsors.
Also, all winners will be featured on our website and in our e-newsletters sent to over 5,000 subscribers.

Official Showdown web page:

http://www.asingularcreation.com/showdown.htm
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Sun, Feb 3rd - 4:43PM

Exhibition as part of the Phototriennale of Hamburg, Germany
Deadline: March 15, 2008
Address: Hamburg, Germany
Title: Exhibition as part of the Phototriennale of Hamburg, Germany

description: Marziart International Gallery invites all photographers, 18 years or older, to the competition "Living Space" The competition is international, open to all photographers.
The works can be realistic or abtract, if the the are an expression of the theme.
The 5 best photographers will be presented with 5 works during the 4.Phototriennale of Hamburg, 11th of April - 20th of April 2008 on 3 days in the Marziart International Gallery.
The exhibition will take place in the period 11th of April - 13th of April 2008.
The opening reception and the awarding will be held on the 11th of April 2008.
On the 12th of April the exhibition will be visited by a guided tour, organized by galleries of Hamburg.
The winners will be selected by a Jury.

For more information please visit :
http://www.marziart.com

Prospectus :
http://www.marziart.com/Wettbewerbe2008/Start-Competition.HTM

E-mail Address : competition@marziart.com

Contact name: Marion Zimmermann
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Sun, Feb 3rd - 4:32PM

Chelsea International Fine Art Competition
Deadline: March 7, 2008
Address: NY USA
Title: Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

Agora Gallery of New York City is pleased to announce its 23rd juried competition.
Awards valued at Thirty Eight Thousand dollars ($38,000) will be distributed as follows: exhibition at the Chelsea gallery, cash awards, Internet exposure and publicity in ARTisSpectrum magazine.
The exhibition will take place in Chelsea, New York City. The gallery/artist split will be 50/50. In the spirit of giving, Agora Gallery will split its share of artwork sales resulting from the competition exhibition with Art Start, an innovative program that brings art and artists to homeless children.

For more information please visit : url:

http://www.agora-gallery.com/competition/2008/default.aspx

E-mail Address : mariana@agora-gallery.com
Contact name: Mariana Alvarez
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Sun, Feb 3rd - 4:31PM

Art Biologic
Deadline: February 29, 2008
Address: NY USA
Title: Art Biologic

ART BIOLOGIC is a thematic exhibition based on artwork inspired by the biological world. Landscape, flowers, vegetables, fruits and animals are all included. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, May 3 - 24, 2008. Open for entry to all artists. $1300 magazine publication award.

For more information please visit :

http://www.slowart.com

Prospectus :
http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/biologic.htm

E-mail Address : slowart@aol.com
Contact name: Tim Slowinski
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Sun, Feb 3rd - 4:28PM

2008 Valentines Day Art Competition
2008 Valentines Day Art Competition

Roses are red, violets are blue, if you win there will be an Apple 16GB iPod Touch waiting for you. Yes, but to win this competition you will probably have to be more creative than me, seeing as how I can't draw, and can only make up awesome poems. It's almost Valentines Day in Konoha, or elsewhere in the Naruto World if you so choose, and what better way to commemorate this romantic day than with our first official art contest of 2008! This should be a fun contest, and is open to absolutely anybody who is a member here at NarutoFan.com! If you wish to enter this contest, and have a chance to win this super awesome Apple 16GB iPod Touch, all you have to do is submit an original artwork of yours, which will then be rated and judged by millions of other Naruto fans, who will then ultimately pass over the torch for a bunch of administrators and other cool people to judge and find the FINAL winner of this Apple 16GB iPod Touch.

Submission Rules
- Your submission MUST be your own work
- Your submission MUST be based on the Naruto series
- Your submission MUST be safe for all ages to view
- Your submission MUST be made especially for this competition
- Your submission should be around 1024 x 768 pixels
- Your submission should be under 1024KB (that's 1MB)
- Your submission MUST be a JPEG, JPG, file
- You MUST have fun creating your submission

Closing Date
...............

The closing date for this competition is Wednesday, February 13th at approximately 7PM Eastern Standard time in the United States and Canada. This means that after this time, no more submissions will be accepted, and unfortunately... you will have to wait until next Valentine's Day if your submission is not in before this very important closing date. Submissions will then be fully processed and available to be viewed by every member of our community before February 14th, at which time a winner will be decided within the following week.

http://www.narutofan.com/main/2008%20valentines%20day%20art%20competition.html
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Sun, Feb 3rd - 4:26PM

Multicultural Art Competition 2008 -
Multicultural Art Competition 2008 - Everyone is Welcome

The Multicultural Art Competition invites artists and illustrators to submit artwork that highlights the City of Sydney’s vision to support and build an inclusive community, that its facilities and services offers a welcoming place for residents and visitors from diverse cultural backgrounds and all walks of life.

This competition is a City of Sydney initiative to showcase illustrative artworks that tell a story or encapsulates an impression of the City’s diversity and multiculturalism
Who can enter

This is an opportunity for emerging and established artists to have their work displayed in public settings and to advance their professional careers. To enter this competition, artists must be 16 years of age or above.
Awards – 10 prizes

Ten finalist works will be selected by a panel of judges comprised of arts industry professionals, community services professionals and representatives from Inner & Eastern Sydney Migrant Interagency.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CHECK THE WEBSITE OUT--COPY AND PASTE
http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/Community/GrantsAndAwards/MulticulturalArtCompetition.asp

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Sun, Feb 3rd - 4:56AM

re.action
Solomons, Maryland
Deadline: March 7, 2008


Exhibit Dates: May 9 - August 31, 2008
Title: re.action
Sponsor: Annmarie Garden
Venue: Annmarie Garden, Solomons, MD
Awards: $3500-Best of Show, $1500-Merit, $500-Honorable Mention
Eligibility: All media welcome. Original work only, no reproductions or Giclees. Open to all artists 18 & older living and working in the US. Both emerging and mid-career artists encouraged.
Fees: $20 - up to four entries
Send SASE to: Annmarie Garden, PO Box 99, Dowell, MD 20629
E-mail: Melissa Daman Langley
Phone: 410-326-4640
Website: http://www.annmariegarden.org
Prospectus: http://www.annmariegarden.org
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Sun, Feb 3rd - 4:55AM

International Society of Acrylic Painters Annual Exhibition
Santa Cruz, California
Deadline: Postmarked by March 7, 2008


Exhibit Dates: July 12 - August 10, 2008
Title: International Society of Acrylic Painters Annual Exhibition
Sponsor: ISAP - International Society of Acrylic Painters
Venue: Santa Cruz Art League
Awards: $1000 ISAP Award + $7000 cash and materials
Juror: Louise Cadillac
Eligibility: Open to artists at least 18 years old. Painting must be at least 80% acrylic on any surface.
Fees: $25 for two, one accepted
Commission: SCAL Members=30%; non-members=45%
E-mail: Jean Lukens
Website: http://www.isap-usa.com
Prospectus: http://www.isap-usa.com


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Sun, Feb 3rd - 4:55AM

VAA 25th Juried Open Exhibition
Deadline: March 7, 2008


Exhibit Dates: May 1 - June 5, 2008
Title: VAA 25th Juried Open Exhibition
Sponsor: Visual Arts Alliance
Venue: Williams Tower
Awards: In excess of $2,500 in cash and awards
Juror: Ms. Sally Sprout
Eligibility: Open to all US artists 18+ yrs. Original works in all media except audio, video or performance pieces, completed in the last 3 years without supervision and not previously shown in any VAA juried competitions.
Fees: $30 - for 1 to 3 works
Commission: 30% on sales during exhibition
Send SASE to: 2807 Triway Lane, Houston, TX 77043
E-mail: Ann McBride
Website: http://www.visualartsalliance.org
Prospectus: http://www.visualartsalliance.org
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Sat, Feb 2nd - 4:04AM

The Montpelier Center for Arts and Education
Montpelier, Virginia
Deadline: March 3, 2008


Exhibit Dates: April 26 - June 28, 2008
Title: 11th Annual National Juried Exhibition
Venue: The Montpelier Center for Arts and Education
Awards: $1900
Juror: Joseph DiBella
Eligibility: Open to U.S. Artists 2-D Media (No Photos), completed in last 2 years. Wood or Metal Frames/Wired Ready to Hang.
Fees: $25
Commission: Sales encouraged/ 25% commission
Send SASE to: The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education, P.O. Box 82, Montpelier, Virginia, 23192
E-mail: montpeliercenter@earthlink.net
Phone: 804-883-7378
Website: http://www.montpeliercenter.org
Prospectus: http://www.montpeliercenter.org
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Sat, Feb 2nd - 4:04AM

1440 Minutes: An Evening of Installation and Performance
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Deadline: March 1, 2008


Exhibit Dates: April 11, 2008
Title: 1440 Minutes: An Evening of Installation and Performance
Sponsor: IDEA @ Colorado College and Gallery of Contemporary Art, UCCS
Venue: Colorado College Coburn Gallery and Gallery of Contemporary Art, UCCS
Awards: $500 per project
Jurors: Jessica Hunter-Larsen, Curator, Colorado College, & Christopher Lynn, Curator, Gallery of Contemporary Art, UCCS
Eligibility: Artist(s) must be 18 years or older. Participation is open to regional artists; any transportation and lodging costs will be the responsibility of the artist(s). Submissions must be complete and received by the deadline in order to be considered.
Fees: None
Commission: None
Send SASE to: Colorado College Art Dept, 14 E Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903
E-mail: Daisy McConnell
Phone: 719-389-6797
Website: http://www.theideaspace.com

Prospectus: http://www.theideaspace.com/documents/1440minprospectus.pdf

(PDF format - requires Adobe Reader)
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Sat, Feb 2nd - 4:03AM

Art and Addiction
Baltimore, Maryland
Deadline: March 1, 2008



Exhibit Dates: To be determined

Title: Art and Addiction
Sponsor: Innovators Combating Substance Abuse Program at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Venue: To be determined
Awards: Selected finalists will appear in a forthcoming book on art and addiction to be published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Finalists will receive an honorarium of $200 (with the top five finalists receiving an additional honorarium of $500) and a copy of the book, and will be included in exhibitions in Maryland (May 2008) and at the annual meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence in Puerto Rico (June 14-19, 2008).
Juror: A distinguished panel of jurors from both the art and addiction science communities
Eligibility: We invite all artists to submit original artwork on the theme of drug addiction and recovery (drugs include alcohol, tobacco, illegal, or prescription drugs). Works in all media including video will be accepted.
Fees: none
E-mail: Innovators Program
Phone: 443 287-3915
Website: http://www.innovatorsawards.org
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Fri, Feb 1st - 2:17AM

"The Coexistence of Silence and Dynamism"
"The Coexistence of Silence and Dynamism" call for entries
Entry deadline: February 2, 2008.


- The Rhonda Schaller Studio announces a call to artists for "The Coexistence of Silence and Dynamism". The exhibit will be on display in the Chelsea, NYC Main gallery May 31 – June 21, 2008. Open to any artist 21+ in any media from around the world. 5 artists will be chosen for a solo online show.
Juror: Rhonda Schaller, Gallery Director.

For more info, visit
http://rhondaschallerchelsea.com/art_link_network.htm
or send SASE to:
Att: Submissions, Rhonda Schaller Studio, 547 West 27th, Suite 529, New York, NY 10001. $45 for 1-3 images. Questions?
Please contact Rhonda Schaller at
submissions@rhondaschallerchelsea.com or
call 212-967-1338.
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Fri, Feb 1st - 2:04AM

A Survey of Wall-based Sculpture
Projections: A Survey of Wall-based Sculpture

Deadline: February 1, 2008.

The Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnati, Ohio is now accepting entries for "Projections: A Survey of Wall-based Sculpture", March 7 - April 4, 2008.
Open to all. Students and professionals are encouraged to submit.
Juried by a committee of professional and academic advisors. $10 per work submitted.
For prospectus, visit
http://www.manifestgallery.org/projections

. Questions?
Contact Jason Franz at
jason@manifestgallery.org
or call 513-861-3638.
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Fri, Feb 1st - 2:03AM

"Summerfair" call for entries
"Summerfair" call for entries

Deadline: February 1, 2008.


- Summerfair Cincinnati announces a call to artists for "Summerfair",
held May 30 - June 1, 2008 at Coney Island on the Ohio River in Cincinnati, Ohio. Open to fine art and fine craft; 9 categories.

All artwork must be original. $10,000 in cash awards.

Entry Fee: $30.
For more information, visit
http://www.summerfair.org
or send a SASE to:
Summerfair Cincinnati, 2515 Essex Place, Studio 243, Cincinnati, OH 45206.
Send questions to
info@summerfair.org
or call 513.531.0050.
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Fri, Feb 1st - 2:01AM

"Art League of Hilton Head National Juried Exhibition"
"Art League of Hilton Head National Juried Exhibition"

Deadline: February 1, 2008

The Art League of Hilton Head announces a call to artists for its national juried exhibition, held May 2 - 25, 2008 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Hilton Head, SC.
Awards: $10,000. Juror: Pat San Soucie.
Open to all media (oil, acrylic, mixed, pastel watercolor, photography, 3-D, drawing, color pencil, pen & ink.) Original in concept, composition and execution. No work produced under instructor supervision, nor copied in part or wholly from another work. No prints.
Entry fee: $35/one, $45/two, $50/three.
Digital image/CD. .
For more information, visit
http://hhal.org
or send a SASE to:
7 Duck Field Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29928.
Questions? Please contact Cynthia Chiappetta at
cynthiachiappetta@yahoo.com
or call 843-842-6249.
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