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HOT SUMMER CITY: Street Photography Exhibition w/ Special Guest Curator

Vestige Concept Gallery is seeking street photography that captures the essence of urban life in the summertime. Summer is an intense and multifaceted season that brings joy, freedom, and social opportunities. When we think of representing the season through photography we envision warm light, deep shadows, and/or depictions of late nights, summer fun, and enjoying time outdoors. We are also interested in works that capture the darkvside of summer: oppressive heat; struggling to keep cool; and surviving the "dog days of summer."  The show will be Special Guest Curated by Rafael Fuchs.

ARTiculAction 2021

ARTiculAction is seeking artists to be featured in their anniversary issue, that comes to the 16th Edition, with the aim of of promoting artists and connect them with curators and gallerists as well as with the larger artists' community, including buyers and art lovers.

Weekly Maker Town Market

The Maker Town™ mobile app has teamed up with Saucy Brew Works to provide a weekly pop-up sales opportunity for makers of handmade goods. Held outside every Sunday from 11 AM to 4 PM at Vibe Garden, in Cleveland’s Hingetown neighborhood, this event is ongoing each week from May 30th through September 26th and will feature up to 20 maker businesses per date. Select one date or multiple dates to participate.
They are now accepting vendor applications.

2021 National Juried Exhibition

Date of Exhibition: October 15-November 12
DEADLINE TO ENTER: FRIDAY, AUGUST 27TH, 2021
Notifications of accepted or rejected work will be made via email by Friday, September 17th, 2021

Open Call: 2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Dance

The Vilcek Foundation will award three Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise of $50,000 each to young, immigrant artistic directors, choreographers, and performers who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in dance. Applications are open from now through June 11, 2021.

Rolling Call for Artists, Cleveland Botanical Garden

Holden Forests & Gardens (HF&G) is seeking artists to exhibit their work at the Cleveland Botanical Garden campus spring through fall of 2021 and beyond. 

The purpose of these art exhibits is to further their mission of connecting “people with the wonder, beauty, and value of trees and plants, to inspire action for healthy communities.” The art exhibits present an opportunity for visitors to connect with the work of local artists while enjoying both the interior and exterior gardens. Artist's work will be showcased in the Eppig Gallery, a 69-linear-foot hallway located on the main floor of the Cleveland Botanical garden. Artists may also be considered for the 600-square-foot Guren Gallery on the second floor of the building.

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

MOCA CLEVELAND DOCENTS CONNECT PEOPLE WITH ART.

Artfetch Representing the next generation of leading artists, from around the world.

Artfetch presents the work of selected emerging artists for sale online. The team of specialist cutting-edge curators will choose the most promising up-and-coming artists from around the world to be included on the website.