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Mar 3, 2010

Excellent Upcoming Artist Opportunities: Performing, General, Visual

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Wednesday 3rd March 2010

Artist Opportunities
The N.C. Arts Council is pleased to share the following opportunities for artists that have recently been submitted to us. Please contact the organization listed if you have any questions.
The Arts Council does not endorse or recommend any specific opportunities, but provides this list for information only. We encourage artists to research each opportunity thoroughly before applying. Artist opportunities may be submitted to

General Artist Opportunities
MetLife Foundation
The MetLife Foundation Innovative Space Awards (ISA) program recognizes, rewards, and promotes successful artist space development projects that exhibit innovation, affordability for artists, sustainability and community impact. The national awards program emphasizes the role affordable artist space projects play in community revitalization and socially progressive community development, and will increase awareness of replicable, sustainable approaches and models. In December 2009, the MetLife Foundation Innovative Space Awards awarded from $10,000 to $50,000 to support six winning projects. This is the second and final awards cycle.

Deadline: April 25
For more information:

Performing Arts
Arts Council of Lincoln County, Lincolnton
Poets and acoustic musicians are invited to sign up now for a poetry/music open mic during the Lincolnton Arts Crawl on Friday, March 19. The Court Street Grille in downtown Lincolnton will open its new LOFT venue from 5:30 until 9 p.m. for the occasion, which will also feature exhibits by local artists.

Deadline: March 19
For more information: Visit or contact Katie Henderson Selph at or (704) 240-8295 to sign up.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Baltimore, Md.
The National Endowment for the Arts and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation announce the availability of guidelines for the 2009–2010 cycle of USArtists International (USAI), a program designed to support American performing artists at international festivals. USAI provides support for American dance, music and theater artists who have been invited to participate in international festivals anywhere in the world outside of the United States.

Deadline: May 3
For more information:

Visual Arts
Art With a View, Raleigh
Steven Silverleaf of Art with a View is seeking artists for shows of 12 to 20 works to be exhibited on the corporate campus of Red Hat Inc. in Raleigh.

Deadline: Ongoing
For more information: Contact Steven Silverleaf at or (919) 929-2725.

Street Gallery, New York, N.Y.
Artists at any stage in their careers are invited to submit their work for consideration for a temporary public art project for New York streetscapes — The Street Gallery: Gatescapes Public Art. "Gatescapes" are large-format, billboard-sized vinyl placed on roll-down security gates — initially in New York, and in Los Angeles by mid-year. Woven into this advertising program is an opportunity for artists to utilize these sites in four-week timeframes between ad displays for the installation of temporary public artworks.

Deadline: Ongoing
For more information: Visit, e-mail or call (917) 523-6228.

Dare County Arts Council, Manteo
OB Can is a community arts project that addresses the problem of littering on the beaches of Nags Head. The goal is to promote recycling and the cleanup of our beaches to maintain the natural beauty of our community. Artists are invited to apply to paint a brand new trash can that will grace the beaches throughout Nags Head. These finished works of art will be located at each beach and sound access. Artists living in Dare County or who are members of the Dare County Arts Council may apply for the jury process.

Deadline: March 11
For more information: Visit or call (252) 473-5558.

City of San José, N.M.
The City of San José Public Art Program is seeking an experienced public artist or team to collaborate with the planning team for the San José/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant. The selected artist/team will work collaboratively with the consultants to provide an artist's perspective on the overall design of the plant, as well as identify opportunities to include public art of their design (or by others) into the development of the plant.

Deadline: March 11
For more information: Visit or contact Patricia Walsh at or (408) 277-5144, ext. 18.

The Rockville Art & Craft Festival, Rockville, Md.
The Rockville Art & Craft Festival is a two-day outdoor event Saturday, May 29, and Sunday, May 30. The festival jury will select artists to fill approximately 70 available artist booths. All original art and craft is eligible, including but not limited to wood, glass, fiber, photography, metal, printmaking, sculpture, painting, pottery, jewelry, drawing and mixed media.

Deadline: March 12
For more information: Contact Holly Haliniewski at or call (240) 314-8640 to request an application.

Denver Office of Cultural Affairs, Colo.
The Denver Office of Cultural Affairs seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create site-specific artwork for the Stapleton Branch Library, a new facility being built at Roslyn Drive and 29th Avenue. The project is open to all artists in the U.S. working in all media and materials.

Deadline: March 12
For more information:

Bradenton Downtown Development Authority, Bradenton, Fl.
The Bradenton DDA Public Art Advisory Board seeks to commission original art or a series of artwork that will signify the entrance or access points to the neighborhood known as the Village of the Arts.

Deadline: March 15
For more information: Visit for a complete call to artists or contact Ann Wykell at

Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh
Visual Art Exchange will be jurying in March 2010 for VAE members to feature in the Exchange Gallery from July 2010–June 2011. VAE coordinates professional monthly exhibitions of four or five featured artists in its smaller front retail gallery. The call is open to all VAE members working in any medium. Sculpture and jewelry artists will be considered separately from two-dimensional artists and are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: March 17
For more information:

Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, Providence, R.I.
RIPTA will accept proposals for a custom bus shelter on Charles Street. The goal of this project is to enhance the experience of those traveling through Charles Street business district by providing seating and shelter from the weather while introducing unique design elements to the streetscape environment.

Deadline: March 18
For more information: Visit or e-mail

The Arts Center at the Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount
The Arts Center at the Imperial Centre in Rocky Mount announces a call to artists for the 53rd National Juried Exhibition Friday, June 4, through Sunday, Sept. 19.

Deadline: March 22
For more information: Visit to download a prospectus or contact Catherine Coulter at or (252) 972-1175.

Denver Office of Cultural Affairs, Colo.
The Denver Office of Cultural Affairs seeks to commission one or more artists or teams of artists to create site-specific artwork for a new state-of-the-art police crime lab. The new facility will occupy a prominent corner in the Golden Triangle/Civic Center neighborhood at 14th Avenue and Cherokee Street.

Deadline: March 26
For more information:

Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNC Greensboro
The Weatherspoon Art Museum is currently accepting submissions for its biennial exhibition Art on Paper 2010 which will be held Sunday, Nov. 7, through Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. This exhibition presents a broad range of contemporary art in which the use of paper, either as a surface or material, is a primary consideration.

Deadline: March 31
For information: Visit to download a prospectus or contact or (336) 334-5770.

Orange County Artists Guild, Carrboro
The Orange County Artists Guild and Market Street at Southern Village have joined to create an exciting outdoor spring art show for 2010 — Arts on The Green at Southern Village, Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. With live entertainment throughout the day, along with fabulous art, attendance is expected in the thousands.

Deadline: March 31
For more information: Visit or contact Deborah Harris at

City of Chattanooga, Tenn.
The City of Chattanooga is seeking proposals for Jefferson Heights Park which will be exhibited June 2010–December 2011. Works can be in any media, functional or non-functional, and must be suitable for outdoors. Two works will be selected for installation in the newly constructed neighborhood park and will be on loan for a period of 18 months. Each artist or artist team may submit existing works or proposed works for consideration.

Deadline: March 31
For more information: Download a pdf or contact Peggy Townsend at or (423) 643-6096.

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is seeking proposals from artists to transform a series of five inoperable, corrugated metal doors to be hung on the side walls of the new HanesBrands Theatre in the new Downtown Center for the Arts in Winston-Salem. The arts council will consider proposals from professional artists in Forsyth County and surrounding counties (Yadkin, Stokes, Davidson, Davie and Surry) and from artists who have ties to Winston-Salem.

Deadline: March 31
For more information: Visit or contact Rebecca Parker at or (336) 722-2585, ext. 121.

Local Color Gallery, Raleigh
Local Color will host a Plein Air Paint Out on Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prize-winning paintings and other selected paintings will be displayed in Crema on Fayetteville Street for the month of June.

Deadline: April 14
For more information: E-mail or call (919) 754-3887 for an application.

Randolph Arts Guild, Asheboro
The City of Asheboro, in conjunction with the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce and the Randolph Arts Guild, invites you to submit work for the fifth annual downtown sculpture exhibition. The sculptures will be sited in the Asheboro downtown area and are to remain on exhibit from June 2010 through November 2011.

Deadline: April 15
For more information: Visit or contact Derrick Sides at (336) 629-0399.

International Association for the Study of Dreams, Berkeley, Calif.
A juried exhibition of dream-inspired art will be on display during three days of the annual IASD conference. The exhibition will be held Monday, June 28, through Wednesday, June 30, at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville. All artists and media are welcome to apply. Cash prizes will be awarded.

Deadline: April 23
For more information:

Jackson County Green Energy Park, Dillsboro
Jackson County Green Energy Park is now accepting submissions for the third annual sculpture competition. The jury will select one piece by Thursday, May 20, for an anticipated installation date in June 2010. This competition is open to all artists and each artist may submit up to three works.

Deadline: April 30
For more information: Visit or contact Carrie Blaskowski at or (828) 631-0271.

Gallery Up, Rock Hill, S.C.
Gallery Up presents 30 Small Works 2010. Artists must be at least 18 years of age. All work must be original and made within the last two years. Restrictions apply to two- and three-dimensional works.

Deadline: April 30
For more information: Download the pdf, e-mail or call (803) 980-5355.

The Arts Council of Henderson County, Hendersonville
The annual Henderson County Open Studio Tour will take place Saturday, Sept. 25, and Sunday, Sept. 26. Artists who reside in and/or have a studio in Henderson County are eligible to apply.

Deadline: April 30
For more information: Visit or e-mail

Carolina Gallery, Spartanburg, S.C.
Carolina Gallery in Spartanburg, S.C. is calling for entries in a competition resulting in a photography invitational exhibition in June in downtown Spartanburg. The competition is open to all professional and amateur photographers age 18 or over, currently residing in North Carolina, South Carolina or Georgia. Selected photographers will be invited to participate in a juried show later this year and compete for awards.

Deadline: May 6
For more information: Visit, e-mail or call (864) 585-3335.

SilverDocs Documentary Film Festival, Silver Spring, Md.
SilverDocs annual film festival is accepting submissions for the 2010 festival Tuesday, June 22, through Sunday, June 27, at the AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center.

Deadline: March 12 (regular), March 19 (late)
For more information: Visit or e-mail

Female Shorts: Film and Video Showcase, Alexandria, Va.
The Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Arts Center announces a call for cinematic works of women in the arts for Female Shorts: Film and Video Showcase Thursday, June 3, through Sunday, June 6. This festival is dedicated and focused to seeking out and promoting cinema created by and for women and is part of the Virginia Commission for the Arts 2010 statewide celebration, Minds Wide Open, which celebrates women in the arts.

Deadline: March 26
For more information:

Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival, New York, N.Y.
The American Museum of Natural History's Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival is the longest-running showcase for international documentaries in the United States. The festival screens documentaries that increase our understanding of the complexity and diversity of the peoples and cultures that populate our planet. Submissions are now being accepted for the 34th annual festival to be held Thursday, Nov. 11, through Sunday, Nov. 14.

Deadline: March 31 (early), May 3 (final)
For more information:

The American Dance Festival, Durham
The American Dance Festival is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 15th annual Dancing for the Camera: International Festival of Film and Video Dance. The festival showcases work that makes innovative statements about the integration of movement and media. Works chosen for the 2010 festival will have the opportunity to be screened alongside classics of the genre in a special program celebrating the festival's 15th anniversary. The 2010 festival will take place Friday, June 25, through Sunday, June 27, at Duke University's White Lecture Hall and the Nasher Museum of Art.

Deadline: April 7 (early), May 7 (final)
For more information: Visit, e-mail or call (919) 684-6402.

Previous Listings
Listed below are previous postings that are still active with links to our Artist Opportunities archives page. You may check the archives page at any time to review all Artist Opportunities that have been posted to date.

Performing Artists

NEA Arts Journalism Institute in Theater and Musical Theater, Los Angeles, Calif.
Deadline: March 11

Lee Street Theatre, Salisbury
Deadline: March 15

American Dance Festival, Durham
Deadline: March 19

Literary Artists

Carteret Writers, Morehead City
Deadline: March 9

Burlington Writers' Club
Deadline: March 13

Wildacres, Little Switzerland
Deadline: March 25

Sourcebooks Inc./Jabberwocky Imprint, New York, N.Y.
Deadline: March 31

McCormick Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Deadline: April 12

Writers' Group of the Triad, Greensboro
Deadline: April 30

Visual Artists

Utah Department of Community and Culture
Deadline: March 4

City of Dubuque, Iowa
Deadline:March 5

City of Palm Desert, Calif.
Deadline: March 5

Tennessee Art League, Nashville
Deadline: March 5

City of Farmington, N.M.
Deadline: March 8

Wake Forest Area Artists' Studio Tour, Wake Forest
Deadline: March 9

Cape Fear Studios, Fayetteville
Deadline: March 10

City of Seattle, WA
Deadline: March 11

Roanoke Arts Commission, Va.
Deadline: March 12

Cary Gallery of Artists
Deadline: March 12

Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods (CHUN), Denver, Colo.
Deadline: March 12

N.C. Seafood Festival, Morehead City
Deadline: March 12

Alpan Gallery, Huntington, N.Y.
Deadline: March 15

Digital Graffiti, Alys Beach, Fla.
Deadline: March 15

Echotrope, Omaha, Nebr.
Deadline: March 15

Wilmington Art Association
Deadline: March 15

Taller Portobelo Norte, Atlanta, Ga.
Deadline:March 19

The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville, Tenn.
Deadline: March 19

Cary Visual Art
Deadline: March 26

Edmonton Arts Council, Alberta, Canada
Deadline: March 29

Press 53, Winston-Salem
Deadline: March 31

First Street Gallery, New York, N.Y.
Deadline:March 31

Utah State University
Deadline: April 1

Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce
Deadline: April 1

Fine Arts League of Cary
Deadline: April 2

Lancaster County Art Association, Pa.
Deadline: April 4

Newport Arts Festival, Newport, R.I.
Deadline: April 12

Bowery Gallery, New York, N.Y.
Deadline: April 15

Katharine Butler Gallery, Sarasota, Fla.
Deadline: April 17

Manhattan Arts International, New York, N.Y.
Deadline: April 20

New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, Wisc.
Deadline: April 23


Aesthetica Magazine, York, U.K.
Deadline: April 30

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