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The Recology Artist in Residence Program, San Francisco

WHO:

At this time, we only accept applications from local, career-level, professional artists. Students currently enrolled at any university, college, or other educational institution will not be considered. We do not accept applications from artists who reside a driving distance of more than one hour from San Francisco.

(The Student Artist in Residence Program is specifically designed for those studying art at local colleges and universities. Though similar to the professional artist residency program, the timeframe and structure of the student program is more flexible. The program provides students with a small shipping container studio, access to materials, and the possibility of an exhibition at the end of their residency. Interested students should contact the Student Artist in Residence Program at (415) 330-1415 for more information. )

WHAT:

The Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco is a unique art and education program that provides Bay Area artists with access to discarded materials, a stipend, and a large studio space at the Recology Solid Waste Transfer and Recycling Center. By supporting artists who work with recycled materials, Recology hopes to encourage people to conserve natural resources and promote new ways of thinking about art and the environment.

Artists must first attend a tour of our facility, then complete and submit an application by the listed deadline in order to be eligible for a residency. Public tours, which include visits to the recycling facilities, art studio, and sculpture garden, take place on the third Saturday of each month. To reserve a spot on a tour, call (415) 330-1414. Please do not show up without a reservation! We need to give you directions and other important information, including proper attire for the tour. The tour will be cancelled if it is raining. Children under nine years old are prohibited from attending tours as a safety precaution.

WHEN:

The application deadline for residencies that start in 2016 will be August 31, 2015. Applications are accepted June 1 – August 31.

LINK:

http://www.sfrecycling.com/index.php/apply

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Purchase Award

WHO:

Open to both established and emerging artists living anywhere in the State of California.

WHAT:

The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History seeks landscape paintings of California’s Central Coast region, including inland as well as coastal scenes. The Museum will award up to $2,000 for the purchase of one or more artworks for its collection. Paintings in oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor. A natural landscape in Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, or San Luis Obispo County. Subjects may include (but are not limited to) woodlands, chaparral, ponds, rivers, or coastal environments. Minimum 16” and maximum 80” in any dimension (unframed).

For more than a century, natural history museums have featured extraordinary landscape paintings in dioramas and other displays. Yet many today have abandoned this tradition in favor of giving space to digital interactives. Founded in 1883, our museum continues to believe that landscape paintings offer ways for visitors to connect emotionally and personally with a natural history exhibit. Even as we update our galleries with current scientific information, we plan on the role of landscape paintings in fostering care and concern for our region’s natural environment.

WHEN:

Deadline: September 30, 2015

LINK:

http://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=480

Oregon College of Art and Craft Artist/Instructor-in-Residence in Photography

WHO:

The resident must be an artist with significant exhibition records and professional achievements, strong communication skills, sustained studio practice, and the desire to engage in collaborative experiences at OCAC. The Artist/Instructor-in-Residence in Photography is open to visual artists who are working primarily with photographic materials and processes; are able to provide evidence through appropriate documentation of 5 or more years of active professional studio practice; hold an MFA in Photography/Digital Media or equivalent; have two or more years teaching experience in a degree program beyond a graduate teaching assistantship; display a comprehensive grasp of the history of photography and contemporary theory; are interested in the integration of photographic practice and digital technology with a wide variety of other media; and demonstrate expertise in both digital and analog photographic processes with emphasis on digital capture, processing, color management, and output.

WHAT:

Artist/Instructor-in-Residence in Photography for Fall 2015 is a 16 week-long fellowship program intended to present the participants as role models for the OCAC community, to advance the careers of the practicing artists, and to strengthen the public’s awareness of the significant role that making has in a contemporary art context. By promoting an understanding of the creative process, the Artist-in-Residence Program expands OCAC’s mission as a public resource center for the exchange and exploration of ideas relevant to our cultural and social environment, particularly for engagement in the discourse surrounding contemporary craft and critical making.

The 16-week residency will take place within the dates of August 31 – December 18, 2015.

WHEN:

Application Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2015

LINK:


https://www.ocac.edu/community-programs/artist-residence#ArtInstructPhoto

Brand 43 Works on Paper Annual National Juried Exhibition

WHO:

Participation is open to artists residing in the United States.

WHAT:

The Brand Library Art Gallery in Glendale, California is announcing its 43rd Annual Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper (Any work on paper: collages, drawings, paintings, photography, prints, watercolors, 3-dimensional works, etc. ). Awards total over $4,000 in cash, with one purchase award, plus inclusion in printed catalog. Our juror this year is Kent Twitchell a muralist and grand scale artist whose larger-than-life portraits, often of celebrities and artists, are iconic in Los Angeles and beyond.

WHEN:

Entry Deadline: 6/17/15

LINK:

http://www.associatesofbrand.org/events/?event_id1=59

Denali National Park and Preserve Artist-in-Residence 2016

WHO:

The Artist-in-Residence program at Denali National Park began in 2002, and offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their work amidst the natural splendors of Denali National Park. A panel of artists and National Park Service personnel appointed by the Superintendent of Denali National Park reviews applications from professional artists annually. Selection is made on the basis of required entry materials, vision, new and innovative ways of responding to the park, and recognized accomplishment as demonstrated in those materials.

WHAT:

Each residency takes place during a ten day period between June and September. Artists stay at the historic East Fork Cabin at Mile 43 on the Park Road. The artist is responsible for their own food and transportation. No stipend is provided. The artist can bring with them one adult guest for the length of the residency. In exchange for the use of the cabin, each artist is expected to donate one art piece to the park and offer at least one public presentation. The art is then on display in various venues throughout the park including the Eielson Visitor Center, the Denali Visitor Center, and the Murie Science and Learning Center.

WHEN:

The next open call for applications for artists and writers will be from May 1 to September 30, 2015 for residencies in winter (one writer one artist) and summer (one writer, one composer, two visual artists) of 2016.

LINK:

http://www.nps.gov/dena/historyculture/arts-program.htm

Emeryville Center of Community Life Public Art RFQ

WHO:

This RFQ is open to visual artist teams or individuals residing in the U.S. The team members must demonstrate knowledge of and interest in contemporary public art, particularly within an urban environment; have a history of completing projects on time and within budget; and demonstrated experience in working with government organizations and civic committees in a planning process. Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential to this project. Each team member must demonstrate a history of professional activity and achievement in their respective fields. The team or individual must have experience in producing at least two previously installed permanent, exterior or interior public art projects similar in scale and complexity to this project. The team leader must demonstrate the ability to manage a project of this scale and complexity, and to oversee the work of multiple disciplines.

WHAT:

The Emeryville Center of Community Life (ECCL) is a groundbreaking partnership model for an experiment in “community schools”, a new way of bringing public resources to bear on the quality of life and quality of education in the community. Local leaders envision a one-stop location where families not only send their children to school, but also have access to afterschool programs, health and family support services, a library, child care and prekindergarten programs and a wide range of recreation opportunities, college classes, and job training courses for the entire community.

The goals of this Project are to celebrate ECCL as the community’s heart of the city – a meeting place and hub of civic and educational activity; create a powerful, iconic image for ECCL and the City of Emeryville; provide a visual and psychological connection for residents/pedestrians between the school and public spaces of ECCL through the creation and placement of public art; develop memorable public art piece(s) to increase public appreciation of the ECCL site and its unique relationship to the community; establish a sense of entry into Emeryville; facilitate student, teacher and community engagement; encourage and enhance pedestrian and bicycle access to the site and along the proposed Temescal Creek Greenway along 53rd Street by incorporating reference to riparian habitats, creek experiences, or seasonal drought/flow, as features of the historic creek.

WHEN:

Applications Due May 29, 2015

LINK:

http://www.emeryville.org/278/Current-Development-Projects

The Hexagon Project

WHO:

The International Interdependence Hexagon Project a visual arts opportunity for young people ages 4 to 18 worldwide. School groups or students age Categories from Grades Pre-K through 12.

WHAT:

We challenge students and teachers to think of ways they might approach the project with an element of collaboration, teamwork, group interaction and/or problem-solving.

Any art form [drawing, painting, collage, prints, digital and relief sculpture] in a variety of media is acceptable as long as it can be displayed on a plasterboard gallery wall and, for 3-D e.g., artist’s book or 3 – D pieces, displayed on a pedestal or floor. Work should have mechanisms installed for hanging and include instructions, if necessary. Indicate “Top” and include diagram or photograph of installation if several pieces are to be hung in a particular formation. Note: The template should be traced onto and cut from a firm support such as poster or tag-board, illustration board or foam-core, etc.

Exhibit will open on Friday, September 4, 2015 through October 10, 2015 at the Artists for Art Gallery.

WHEN:

Entries will be accepted between May 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015 – the earlier the better.

LINK:

http://hexagonproject.org/#theproject1

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