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Wooster Green Sculpture Project

Project Intent: As administered by the City of Bowling Green, the Wooster Green Steering Committee is seeking to commission a work of public art for the newly developed community space situated in downtown Bowling Green, Ohio.

The Wooster Green Steering Committee is seeking qualifications from artists and/or artist teams for this public art project. The Wooster Green Space is the site of a former public school. The WG Steering Committee will seek qualified artisans to propose a sculpture incorporating the theme of education, teaching and learning.

Paid Performance Opportunity for local dancers with renowned NYC choreographer & Bessie Award winner Pam Tanowitz

About Audition: The Movement Project is hosting an open audition with Pam Tanowitz. Pam will be auditioning dancers for her upcoming project Recital #1 (five small dances for Cleveland). The Show will occupy historic Pilgrim Congregational Church March 22nd at 7pm and 9pm, and will be influenced by the unique space and individual dancers. Each dance will be an intimate sketch, which the audience will observe close-up. Dancers from New York City-based Pam Tanowitz Dance will perform alongside performers from Cleveland’s The Movement Project and those local dancers selected from the audition.

Seeking: Advanced dancers, with performance experience. Must commit to all the rehearsal times (see bottom of page). The work will be all set the week leading up the the performance, as a site specific project. Open to dancers age 18+

Call for Artists 2019

Spartanburg Art Museum is seeking proposals for solo and group exhibitions for 2019-2020.
They're interested in all types of work that address contemporary issues and concerns, use traditional materials in unusual ways, and elevate our visitors' experiences to new levels of participation and engagement.

Any individual, collective, or group of artists (age 18+) who reside in the United States or Canada may apply. All media and themes will be considered for exhibition.

Rooms to Let: CLE

Rooms To Let: CLE returns to Slavic Village to transform houses and community this May!
Cleveland’s most captivating immersive art experience, Rooms To Let: CLE will be entering its 6th year as it embraces vacant homes and the community of Slavic Village. Three homes slated for demolition will evolve into temporary art exhibitions as artists explore a range of themes, room by room. Deadline to submit is March 15, 2018.

International Photography Contest

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) is now accepting submissions for its 9th annual “International Photography Competition.”

Photographers from all over the world are invited to submit their work. All styles and levels of experience are welcome. Winners will be selected by a jury and announced on May 4. The winning selections will be printed and framed by FMoPA and exhibited in the Community Gallery from June 1-July 23. There will be a formal opening reception from 5-7 p.m. June 28 at the museum.

Cain Park Arts Festival

The Cain Park Arts Festival is a juried fine arts and fine crafts event featuring the work of artists across the country. Painting, drawing, prints, photography, clay, sculpture, glass, fiber, leather, jewelry and wood work accepted. Booth and application fees apply for participating artists. Cash prizes awarded to artists chosen by an artist jury panel. Deadline to submit is March 1, 2019. 

Youth Call for Artists: Celebrating Clean Water, Cleveland Hopkins Airport

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is challenging all Northeast Ohio Youth Art Students to use their creativity and artistic talent to express and make the connection of the importance of our rivers, lakes and oceans to you and the world! Winning artwork will be displayed in the Youth Art Gallery located on the Arriving Flights level at CLE. Deadline to submit is February 22, 2019.

The Art of Realism Exhibition, Cleveland Hopkins Airport

CLE Temporary Art Exhibition Program has issued a call for artists for its upcoming juried exhibition, “The Art of Realism.” The subject matter is open and can range from landscapes, still life, portrait, etc. Oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, graphite, charcoal, pastel, and egg tempera media are eligible for this exhibition. Deadline to submit is March 15, 2019.

2019 Public Art Network Year in Review, Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) is accepting submissions for the 2019 PAN Year in Review application. The PAN Year in Review annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country and beyond. The PAN Year in Review is the only national program that specifically recognizes public art projects and is an excellent advocacy and educational tool for those who are impacting their community through public art. Deadline to submit is February 27, 2019.

In Honor of Trees

Professional and amateur artists 18 years and older are invited to submit 2D works.
All Mediums Accepted.
All work must be original (no giclee prints)
and completed within the past 36 months.
Artists need not be a resident in the State of Ohio to submit works of art.
We reserve the right to reject work that may be inappropriate.

Venice Biennale Art/NaturSci Pavilion

Art Science Exhibits is an artist group providing fellow artists, who can exhibit excellent work and community spirit, the opportunity to participate in their exhibition opening for the 2019 Venice Biennale. How do we find equilibrium within the dramatic shifts caused by pollution, overpopulation, rising waters and vastly desertified areas? The wide nature theme for our pavilion is climate change and adaptation, as we reach towards reclaiming paradise (including large-scale ecosystem recovery). 

2019 Summer Teacher Residency

Each year the Cleveland Institute of Art seeks to bring together a diverse group of art educators who have demonstrated a commitment to making, both in their personal studio and classroom. The residency creates a stimulating and rigorous environment for a period of concentrated artistic creation, interaction and growth.

The 2019 residency will be open to educators interested in several disciplines, divided into two courses exploring the areas of 2D processes, including drawing, painting and printmaking and contemporary craft, including ceramics, glass and jewelry and metals.

Window to Sculpture Emerging Artists (W2S) Series 2020

The Sculpture Center invites early career artists of the greater region whose practice includes sculpture, installation, mixed and expanded media, relational aesthetics, and performance to apply for inclusion in their annual W2S series (Window to Sculpture Emerging Artist series). Through W2S, begun in 1990, The Sculpture Center promotes the careers of exceptional sculptors and expanded media artists from the region during the first ten years of their profession. 4-6 artists are selected annually by their Exhibition Committee for one-person, full gallery exhibitions of new work in either the Main (1000 sq. ft.) or Euclid Avenue (750 sq. ft.) Gallery with a group catalog (if funding is available). They encourage and fully support risk taking and new directions of creative by the artists selected for W2S.

Open Call for "Cleveland's Smallest Gallery"

Introducing Phone Gallery - Cleveland's smallest gallery - annexed to the front of Russ' Auto Care in the Waterloo Arts District across the street from Waterloo 7 Studios and Praxis Fiber Workshop.
Originally conceived in 2013 by artist Ivana Medukic of 'Project Pop-Up Galleries' and architect Ali Lukacsy, Phone Gallery demonstrates the transformation of an otherwise vacant and underutilized "space" - in this case, an abandoned phone booth - into an inventive place for art display.

Call for Volunteers - MOCA Cleveland Docent


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