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PLAYA Spring 2015 Residency

WHO:

Playa’s residencies are open to scientists, visual artists, writers, performing artists, naturalists, and individuals engaged in interdisciplinary work or other forms of creative research. Playa welcomes a range of applicants–from emerging artists of promise to professionals with an established history of accomplishment. However, applicants must exhibit a recent history of focused work within the discipline they are applying. In addition they must address, in the application, their ability to thrive in a remote, isolated community and be self-directed in their work. All residents’ work must be compatible with Playa’s available studio spaces, facilities, and resources, and with Playa’s rural setting and community. Age, ethnicity, gender, or religious affiliation is not considered when reviewing applications for residencies.

WHAT:

Each resident is provided housing with a kitchen, and a place to work–either a studio or a desk area in their cabin. Except for twice a week group dinners, all meals and provisions are the responsibility of the artist. Living, work, and studio spaces have standard utilities, abundant natural light, open vistas in an expansive landscape, and are free of telephone, television, and Internet.

WHEN:

The Spring 2015 residency season will run from January to June, 2015. All residency sessions will begin on a Monday and end on a Friday. Applicants may choose between periods of 2 week (12 days), 4 week (26 days), 6 week (40 days), or 8 week (54 days) sessions.

Annually, we have two rotating application deadlines:
March 1 – for residencies occuring in the Fall (August – December) of that year.
September 1 – for residencies occurring in the Spring (January – June) of the following year.

September 1, 2014 is the application deadline for Spring 2015 Residency awards.

LINK:

 http://www.playasummerlake.org/apply.html

Best of Nature Photography Show

WHO:

Amateur as well as professional photographers are invited to submit nature photography to the Best of Nature Photography Show.

WHAT:

Landscape, wildlife, flora, and nature-based abstract / impressionistic images will be considered. Traditional, digital, and alternative-process photographic works will be reviewed. The judges are looking for images of nature without people or major indications of their presence.

The show will be promoted through press releases distributed by the San Diego Natural History Museum to local and national media. Award-winning images will be highlighted in the promotions for the show. Submission to the show grants permission for your images to be used to promote and advertise the Best of Nature show by The Ordover Gallery and the San Diego Natural History Museum.

WHEN:

Last entries accepted: September 3, 2014

LINK:

 http://sdnhm.org/education/naturalists-of-all-ages/best-of-nature/#add

2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition

WHO:

The competition is open to all professional artists age 18 and over who are living and working in the United States and its territories. Each artist may enter one work depicting anyone—a friend, a stranger, a relative, yourself—but it must be the result of the artist’s direct encounter with that person. While the human form must be the focus of the work, artists are invited to interpret the concept of portraiture broadly; for example, an entry might not include a face. The work must have been completed after January 1, 2013.

WHAT:

The work entered should be understood as a portrait in the broadest sense. It may be a traditional, representational work or it may be a more experimental portrait, but it must be based on the artist’s direct contact with any living individual(s). Self-portraits will be accepted.

Jurors: Dawoud Bey, Professor of Art and Distinguished College Artist at Columbia College, Chicago; Brandon Brame Fortune, Chief Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator, MOCA, Los Angeles; Dorothy Moss, Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture; Director, Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Kim Sajet, Director, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution,Washington, D.C; Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic for New York Magazine; John Valadez, Artist, Los Angeles

First prize: cash award of $25,000 and a separate commission to portray a remarkable living American for the Portrait Gallery’s collection; Second Prize: $7,500 cash prize; Third prize: $5,000 cash prize; Commended artists: Up to four additional artists may be commended for their work, and they will receive $1,000 each. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will receive $500. All finalists’ works will form a major exhibition on view at the National Portrait Gallery from March 12, 2016, to January 8, 2017, with subsequent national tour through August 2018.

WHEN:

Entry Deadline: 11/30/14

LINK:

http://portraitcompetition.si.edu/

2014 Santo Foundation Individual Artist Awards

WHO:

Graduate School candidates are eligible as well as emerging, mid-career and mature artists. This is an International call and all artists are welcome to apply regardless of country, state or residency status.

WHAT:

The Santo Foundation is pleased to announce Pablo Helguera as Distinguished Juror for the 2014 Individual Artist Awards. Mr. Helguera, is a New York based artist working with installation, sculpture, photography, drawing, socially engaged art and performance. Helguera is currently the Director of Adult and Academic programs at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Three artists will be selected to each receive $5000. Five additional awards of $1000. each will also be awarded. Funds are to be used at the artist’s discretion with no follow up material required.

WHEN:

Entry Deadline: 10/31/14

LINK:

http://www.santofoundation.org/awards/awards.html

2015 Bunnell Street Arts Center: Artist in Residence

WHO:

Bunnell Street Arts Center presents an Artist In Residence program for visiting artists from Alaska, US and International artists to create and share artwork that activates the Arts Center’s space and surrounding outdoor neighborhood sites. Bunnell’s Artist in Residence presents opportunities through art to explore creative placemaking, shared values and communal stewardship.

Bunnell seeks artist-led projects featuring community engagement through art such as poetry, new media, music, ephemeral art, dance, painting, theater, installation, creative writing, or sculpture at the arts center and neighborhood sites such as Bishop’s Beach and Beluga Slough.

WHAT:

Bunnell Street Arts Center is a multidisciplinary arts center located in a landmark building overlooking Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains. Bunnell’s mission is to nurture and present innovative, exceptional art in all media for diverse audiences. A premier exhibition and performance space with historic charm on the main floor doubles as an open studio for artists in residence. Private rooms with shared or private baths for artists are located upstairs, with a shared kitchen and living area.

WHEN:

Entry Deadline: 10/1/14

LINK:

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=1994

Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award for an Emerging Artist

WHO:

The competition is open to makers of wearable art jewelry who are 35 years of age or younger at the time of application deadline (Sept 30, 2014) and not currently enrolled in an academic or other professional training program. Work submitted must have been unsupervised; work from BFA / MFA shows may NOT be submitted. Submitted work must have been completed between 2012 – 2014.

WHAT:

The purpose of the Art Jewelry Forum’s (AJF) Artist Award for an emerging artist is to acknowledge promise, innovation, and individuality in the work of an emerging jewelry artist and to help advance the artist’s career. The award consists of unrestricted cash award of $7,500.

Five finalists will be selected from which the winning artist will be chosen. Jurors for the competition are Sooyeon Kim, winner of the 2013 award; Carin Reinders, Director of Coda Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands and Karen Rotenberg, collector of contemporary jewelry and Founder and Director of Alianza Contemporary Craft.

WHEN:

Entry Deadline: 9/30/14

LINK:

http://www.artjewelryforum.org/grants/ajf-artist-award

360 Xochi Quetzal: Free Residency for Artists and Writers in Central Mexico

WHO:

National and international visual artists, photographers, writers, new media makers and musicians over the age of 23 are welcome to apply. We base our selections on artists who demonstrate artistic accomplishment, submit a well-conceived residency project, indicate that this residency will make a significant impact and provide evidence of the self-reliance required for a residency in the developing world. One of the live/work spaces is earmarked for a writer and one for an emerging artist. Two-person collaborative teams are also encouraged to apply.

360 Xochi Quetzal encourages applications from artists of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, HIV status, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

WHAT:

The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writer’s Residency Program is located in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in the country where the perfect year-round climate and stunning lake and mountain views have long established the region as an international artist mecca. We now offer four live/work spaces. Residents will be inspired by the natural beauty, history and culture of this special part of central Mexico. Chapala is located 25 minutes from Guadalajara International Airport and 45 minutes from Guadalajara, one of the largest cities in Mexico boasting abundant cultural resources: museums, galleries, theatre and artist supplies.

WHEN:

Our winter residency runs December 16, 2014 – January 16, 2015. The Spring residency runs May 1 – May 31, 2015

Winter Entry Deadline: 9/28/14

Spring Enty Deadline: 1/18/15

LINK:

http://www.deborahkruger.com/1/art-residency.html

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