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Mary Ann Beckwith very last workshop in Austin October 2-5, 2017

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Mary Ann Beckwith, October 2 – 5, 2017, $300 WWG members/$350 non-members to sign up for Mary Ann Beckwith Workshop

 

Mary Ann Beckwith (maryannbeckwith.org) will be retiring after this workshop with Waterloo Watercolor Group in Austin. This will be your last opportunity to take a workshop with this esteemed abstract artist. She will be giving a public demonstration on Sunday, October 1, from 3-5 pm at Apache Shores, 14919 General Williamson, Austin, Texas. For workshop description, supply list, more about Mary Ann, and to register, go to www.waterloowatercolor.org

For more information and questions, contact Michele Missner, mmmmissner@gmail.com
MaryAnn Beckwith arrived on Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula in 1970. She has been living on the beautiful, cold, snowy and remote shores of Lake Superior ever since, raising her family, teaching, and making her art.
She was hired by Michigan Technological University to teach Painting, Design & Drawing classes, and during her career achieved the rank of Full Professor and was twice selected for the Distinguished Teaching Award. Developing the artistic skills of these gifted students was her passion during her tenure at MTU and she continues to support the endeavors of all students of art.She is the author of Creative Watercolor: a Step-by-Step Guide and Showcase. Her work has also been showcased in many articles in books and magazines.
She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA, and, along with having signature status in many other societies, she is the Executive Director of the International Society of Experimental Artists.
Along with her active and engaged role in the art community, Mary Ann creates and exhibits her art, juries shows, and teaches workshops across the country.

A Workshop in Experimental Watermedia and Collage Techniques using Watermedia
The “Brush and Beyond” Workshop will be an art altering experience! The energy filled days will explore creative methods of watermedia application, including the building layers, texturing and collage. Participants will be exposed to new techniques and materials that will allow them to better express their visions and ideas through their paintings and collages. The methods taught and materials utilized will be suitable for both representational and abstract imagery. Demonstrations and discussions will encompass and focus on composition and design, how to recharge your work, sources of inspiration and the business of being an artist. Each day will include plenty of time for painting and optional critiques. more: http://www.waterloowatercolor.org/workshops.html

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More Calls for Artists around Texas

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For artist opportunities at local craft shows see http://www.dfwcraftshows.com


 

2017 Western Trappings on The Llano
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Fee: $25.00 (Western Trapping on the Llano 2017)
Entry Deadline: 7/1/17
Days remaining to deadline: 10
Event Dates: 10/13/17 – 10/28/17

A 16 day, Juried, International exhibit and sale of original Western Trappings, Art, Jewelry and Gear. The exhibit will be held in the Llano County Historical Museum, located at 310 Bessemer.

 


New Braunfels Fall Into Art Festival 2017 – Gruene/New Braunfels, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/30/2017

Fee (Jury fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 10/28/2017 – 10/29/2017

Join us for the Second Annual Fall Into Art Festival sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council (GNBAC). Last year’s event went incredibly well benefitting the artists, the GNBAC and the community too!  The Second Annual Fall Into Art street festival will be held again in the same locale as our first year,  Gruene Lake Village just blocks away from the 25th Annual Clay Festival held in the historic section of Gruene in New Braunfels and happening on the same weekend. This was advantageous for both the Clay Festival and the Fall Into Art Festival as many patrons enjoyed the abundance of art located in the Gruene section of New Braunfels on this happening weekend.



Cottonwood Art Festival Fall 2017
 
Richardson, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/23/2017

Fee (Cottonwood Application Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 10/7/2017 – 10/8/2017

Cottonwood Art Festival is located in Richardson, Texas where artists exhibit their work among towering oaks with lakeside beauty. This award winning event has been ranked one of the best fine art festivals in the nation and continues to uphold its extraordinary reputation as a first rate show. 2017 marks the 48th anniversary for this extraordinary event. Sponsored by The City of Richardson, Cottonwood Art Festival is a showcase for a large variety of fine art and fine craft and provides our patrons with the opportunity to meet and talk with the artist who created the work. Live entertainment, a Friday night gala for the artists and guests, a children’s art area and much more round out this perfect weekend in the park!


Name of Call: England Airpark/Alexandria Int Airport – Public Art Sculpture – ALEXANDRIA, LA

Budget: $125,000
Deadline: 9/8/17

England Airpark and Community, home to Alexandria International Airport, is seeking request for qualifications and preliminary proposals from individual artists or artists teams for the creation of a monumental gateway sculpture located in a site specific roundabout entrance to the Airpark. This site was specifically created for the installation of a public art centerpiece. This is a high visibility, high traffic opportunity with hundreds of thousands of vehicles utilizing the Airparks roundabout on an annual basis. The roundabout location is one of the most notable and prominent public spaces within the Central Louisiana community.


Name of Call: Richard Greene Linear Park Entertainment District Sculpture Trail – ARLINGTON, TX
Budget: $140,000
Deadline: 7/20/17

The City of Arlington (“City”) and Entertainment District Sculpture Trail (“EDST”) Committee are seeking a response to this call for public art submissions from artists interested in providing professional services needed for the placement of a sculpture(s) to be located in Richard Greene Linear Park.


 

Name of Call: San Pedro Creek Pre-Qualified List of Artists, San Antonio, Texas

Budget: $1,000,000
Deadline: 6/30/17

The design of the San Pedro Creek Culture Park (Park) will radically change the current experience of the creek. In addition to providing enhanced flood control and revitalizing the natural habitat, the Park will also reconnect the community to the water through the creation of a world class linear park that reflects the unique culture of Bexar County. To that end, the San Antonio River Authority (SARA), working collaboratively with Bexar County and the City of San Antonio, seeks exceptional emerging and established public artists working in a variety of media and artistic approaches for its Pre-Qualified List of Artists (List).


Art @ Discovery Green 2017Houston, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/22/2017

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 11/4/2017 – 11/5/2017

Art@ Discovery Green along the Avenida  – A juried Art Festival featuring up 10 150 contemporary craft and fine artists selling their original and series works, located in the heart of Downtown Houston at Discovery Green Park.  Discovery Green, an Urban Greenspace, opened in 2008, encompasses 12 acres and is surrounded by the George R. Brown Convention Center, hi-rise living, luxury hotels and downtown sports arenas.  The park, which welcomed 1.5 million visitors in 2015, was named 4th best urban park in America in 2016 by USA Today.

Booth Fees Have Been Lowered For 2017!

Art@Discovery Green is produced for The Discovery Green Conservancy by festival director Lynette Wallace, with over 26 years of art festival management, and her experienced event team.   Artists needs are a top priority, offering continued hospitality with food/beverage and booth sitting.

Our festival this year will offer artist booths both on the Avenida and inside the park giving the artist easier load in and out as well as wonderful access for Houstonians and the 60,000+ visitors of the International Quilt Show going on in George R Brown.  November in Houston is traditionally one of the nicest months of the year, with comfortable temperatures and people enjoying outdoor events.  Discovery Green, always a destination for Houstonians, will be transformed into a celebration of Art and the independent artist including demonstration stage and cultural performances on the Avenida.


 

Art @ The Domain Austin – Fall 2017 Austin, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/22/2017

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 10/14/2017 – 10/15/2017

Art@The Domain in Northwest Austin is a small boutique Art Festival featuring 85 fine artists and contemporary craft artists along a beautiful retail and loft living street, Century Oaks Terrace in the middle of The Domain

This juried 2 day art festival features fine art and contemporary craft in 14 media categories.  Being the sixth year for the fall show and the tenth art show at The Domain; the word is out to art buyers and shoppers. Within The Domain are over 20 restaurants as well as Whole Foods and over 50,000+ residents within the zipcode .

The Domain is Austin’s premier shopping and entertainment venue restaurants and luxury retailers such as Barneys, Tiffany and Neiman Marcus surrounded in a beautifully landscaped setting. The Domain includes luxury apartments as well as a Westin hotel and Aloft Hotel. The Domain, is a massive mixed-use development with commercial, office and residential in a contemporary setting.  The area was established 7 years ago and is growing rapidly.

Austin is also a major center for high-tech industries. Apple, Intel, Samsung, Hewlett-Packard and Google all have offices here. It’s eclectic and diverse and Austinites have a reputation for being supportive of the arts and of independent businesses.

For the touring artists Art@The Domain offers a weekend to fit into your Texas tour.    Also offered within the fall Blue Lotus Art Show Tour areaThe Shops At La Cantera October 7th & 8th and Art@Discovery Green, November 5th &…


 

The SHOW of Dripping Springs | 20171042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/19/2017

Fee (Application Fee – Non-Refundable): $25.00
Event Dates: 9/30/2017 – 10/1/2017

The Artists Alliance of the Hill Country (AAHC) is spotlighting 56 juried artists at The SHOW as a two-day Fine Art Event from 11 AM to 5 PM.  Artists will display their work in a 12,000 square foot well-lit, air-conditioned ballroom with musicians performing original songs on-site throughout the two day event. Guest admission and parking to The SHOW is free. Food and drink are available on location. The Artists Alliance of the Hill Country will heavily advertise The SHOW in print, radio, television, and social media throughout Texas. Go view photos of last year’s art event at www.TheShowSpotlight.com. This page will be updated with the invited artist’s name, photos and website link.


 

Name of Call: Montana Rapid Transit System – EL PASO, TX
Budget: $350,000
Deadline: 7/7/17

This public art project will commission a total of 1 or 2 artists or artist’s teams to design and develop original artistic designs and/or images to be placed on each RTS station across the length of the corridor.


Name of Call: ASU Centennial Village – Phase II (Member, Texas Tech System)
Budget: $135,000
Deadline: 6/22/17

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside phase II of the Centennial Village Housing Complex, located on the Angelo State University Campus, a member of the Texas Tech System, located in San Angelo, TX. Construction of the new facility will be completed by July 2018.

Please see the full RFQ and image attachments at: http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=139869

Make sure all images submitted include work that you have created or that is in progress. Do NOT include proposed pieces that were not accepted. Also, include budgets of past projects.


 

 

 

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2017 Texas Biennial call for art – deadline May 31

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The Texas Biennial is an independent survey of contemporary art in Texas, founded to provide an exhibition opportunity open to all artists living and working in the state. The sixth edition of the Biennial will take place in the fall of 2017, with a series of exhibitions focused on relevant conversations around the state, and parallel programming at venues across the state.

The Texas Biennial has worked with many different curators and taken many approaches to selecting artists from the open call. This iteration will be led by Mexico City-based, independent curator Leslie Moody Castro as the TX★17 Curator and Artistic Director. Moody Castro will make individual selections from works entered. For the first time in the Biennial’s history, all artists selected from the Open Call will be awarded a stipend.

The Texas Biennial is open to all artists living and working in Texas. Artists attending Texas-based residency programs are eligible to apply, as long as the work was completed during the time spent in Texas. Artists living and working within 10 miles of a Texas border are also eligible to apply (Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Mexico).

http://texasbiennial.org/opencall.html

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Landscapes: Transformed/Transfigured | Sean Caulfield

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ART OPENINGS/LISTINGS Contact: Annalise Gratovich 512.477.9328*30
Flatbed Press and Gallery 2830 East MLK Jr Blvd Austin, Texas 78702

Landscapes: Transformed/Transfigured | Sean Caulfield

OPENS TO PUBLIC May 19, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION
May 19, 2017 from 6 to 8 PM

CLOSES
July 29, 2017

HOURS
Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday noon-5pm

Through installation, sculpture and printmaking Sean Caulfield’s work considers the ways our envi- ronment is transformed by forces of urban and industrial growth. The visual images and environ- ments he creates blur boundaries between the biological and the technological, the organic and the mechanical; they challenge viewers to consider the implications of this merging.

“Central to my work is the role that society, community and the individual has in the moment of change. Focusing on broader themes of mutation, metamorphosis, and regeneration involving both the landscape and the individuals that inhabit it, I aim to raise challenging questions for viewers about the role they play. Ultimately, my work focuses on the idea that crisis and change – whether it be environmental, political, or personal – can be a significant and positive catalyst for rebirth, growth and courage.” Sean Caulfield

Image: Burning Roots, woodcut on gampi, 72 x 42”

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The New Cuban Color: Works by Limonta, Mederos, and Valdes

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OPENS TO PUBLIC

March 17, 2017

 

OPENING RECEPTION

March 17, 2017 from 6 to 8 PM

 

CLOSES

March 17, 2017

Flatbed Press http://www.flatbedpress.com/

HOURS

Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday noon-5pm

Flatbed Press is pleased to present New Cuban Color: Prints by Limonta, Mederos, and Valdes in the O2 Project Gallery space. Organized by Alfredo Felipe Valdes, works in this exhibition utilize the human form as a symbolic vehicle to explore moments of human experience: birth, death, love, or the idea of origin and guilt in our Western tradition. From the intricately textured collagraphs of Isolina Limonta to the expressive and painterly monoprints of Yordanis Garmendia Mederos and Alfredo Felipe Valdes, this exhibition captures a wonderful glimpse of the contemporary printmaking happening in Cuba today.

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Mark Mehaffey Workshop April 24-27

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Mark Mehaffey, award winning artist and teacher, will be teaching a workshop in Austin at Apache Shore from April 24-27, 2017. http://www.waterloowatercolor.org/workshops.html

Please go to www.waterloowatercolor.org for more information and how to register and pay.  For more information, please contact Michele Missner, mmmmissner@gmail.com

About Mark:

Internationally recognized artist Mark E. Mehaffey is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society; Dolphin Fellow, the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA Honor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Signature Life Member – Master Status, Watercolor West, the Rocky Mountain Watermedia Society, the Louisiana Watercolor Society; Signature Life Member, the International Society of Experiential Artist, Signature Life Member and the International Society of Acrylic Painters.

 

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Public Art Calls in Texas Cities

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PublicArtist.org publishes calls for artists — the service is free to join for artists.

PublicArtist.org facilitates the public art application process for both artists andarts administrators. We provide easy-to-understand online tools for creating, submitting, and reviewing applications.


 

 

Name of Call: City of Austin Artist-in-Residence

Budget: $13,750
Deadline: 2/16/17

 

Name of Call: 801 Barton Springs Road Public Art Project, Austin, TX

Budget: $38,000
Deadline: 1/14/17

Open Call to Submit Qualifications for the 801 Barton Springs Road Public Artwork

SUBMISSION DEADLINE – JANUARY 14, 2017, MIDNIGHT

This is an online application process only. Applications will NOT be accepted by postal mail or email. Please make no attempt to contact our Client directly or you will be automatically disqualified. If you have questions, please contact Sara Vanderbeek, Art Consultant.

 


Name of Call: Cedar Park Sculpture Garden Call for Entries

Budget: $300
Deadline: 1/10/17

The City of Cedar Park Parks, Arts and Community Enrichment Advisory Board would like to invite you to become an exciting part of Cedar Park by submitting your work for display in the Cedar Park Community Sculpture Garden. Since its creation in October 2013, the Cedar Park Sculpture Garden has been met with much enthusiasm. Sculptures on display in the garden have previously sold both to private collectors and have been purchased by the City for its permanent collection. Visitors and Cedar Park residents alike have been enjoying this new addition to the City’s parks system and the City’s Parks, Arts and Community Enrichment (PACE) Board plans to continue the momentum gained in the first 3 years of the garden’s existence. At this time the board would like to invite artists to once again submit their works for possible inclusion in the garden.

The sculpture garden is situated on land directly adjacent to the very popular Cedar Park Recreation Center. Each year, thousands of visitors frequent the Cedar Park Rec Center making this location a highly visible one within the Cedar Park community. The sculpture garden features a scenic pond surrounded by a crushed granite walking trail. Sculptures that are selected for display will be placed on cement pads situated along the walking trail. The selected sculptures will be on loan and available for public purchase through September 2017.


 

Name of Call: Indoor Mural Commission in Katy, TX for The Kroger Co.

Budget: $8,000
Deadline: 2/2/17

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: Indoor Mural Commission in Katy, TX for The Kroger Co. Houston Arts Alliance on behalf of The Kroger Co. Deadline: Thursday February 2, 2017, 11:59 p.m. (CST) Artist Commission: $8,000 Eligibility: Open to all artists in the Greater Houston area. Priority is given to artists with a connection to the community in which the store resides. Entry Fee: Free Project Location: Kroger Store #121 at 8906 Gaston Road, Katy, TX 77494

PLEASE NOTE: Additional open calls will be made in 2017 for approximately three (3) more murals (to be placed in the Greater Houston area).

The Kroger family of stores is excited to give local artists the opportunity to lend their talents in creating an uplifting store experience. The objective is to create a space that encourages community gathering and celebrates the spirit of the neighborhood. This year, their goal is to have an interior mural completed—by a local artist—within 65 of their new stores across the country. Additionally, Kroger hopes to continue this project, in their new stores, for many years to come. Kroger’s philanthropic goals include hunger/food insecurity; education; women’s and children’s health; service to military families; diversity; and the environment.

KROGER’S BRAND PROMISE We aspire to offer an outstanding shopping experience that is Fresh and Friendly, while promoting Hospitality, Value, Convenience and Simplicity. These are the fundamental building blocks that we hope will inspire our customers to feel Proud, Rewarded, Appreciated, and Confident, and to know they are cared for.

KROGER’S VALUES Kroger values honesty, diversity, inclusion, integrity, respect and safety. The company aspires to create a safe store environment that is uplifting, welcoming and friendly and conveys a sense of connectedness to the communities within which we operate. We base every business decision on what we believe is best for our customers and our store associates.


Name of Call: Indoor Mural Commission in Montgomery, TX for The Kroger Co.

Budget: $8,000
Deadline: 2/23/17

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: Indoor Mural Commission in Montgomery, TX for The Kroger Co. Houston Arts Alliance on behalf of The Kroger Co. Deadline: Friday February 23, 2017, 11:59 p.m. (CST) Artist Commission: $8,000 Eligibility: Open to all artists in the Greater Houston area. Priority is given to artists with a connection to the community in which the store resides. Entry Fee: Free Project Location: Kroger Store #142 at 20168 Eva Street, Montgomery, TX 77356

PLEASE NOTE: Additional open calls will be made in 2017 for approximately two (2) more murals (to be placed in the Greater Houston area).

The Kroger family of stores is excited to give local artists the opportunity to lend their talents in creating an uplifting store experience. The objective is to create a space that encourages community gathering and celebrates the spirit of the neighborhood. This year, their goal is to have an interior mural completed—by a local artist—within 65 of their new stores across the country. Additionally, Kroger hopes to continue this project, in their new stores, for many years to come. Kroger’s philanthropic goals include hunger/food insecurity; education; women’s and children’s health; service to military families; diversity; and the environment.

KROGER’S BRAND PROMISE We aspire to offer an outstanding shopping experience that is Fresh and Friendly, while promoting Hospitality, Value, Convenience and Simplicity. These are the fundamental building blocks that we hope will inspire our customers to feel Proud, Rewarded, Appreciated, and Confident, and to know they are cared for.

KROGER’S VALUES Kroger values honesty, diversity, inclusion, integrity, respect and safety. The company aspires to create a safe store environment that is uplifting, welcoming and friendly and conveys a sense of connectedness to the communities within which we operate. We base every business decision on what we believe is best for our customers and our store associates.



 

Name of Call: Texas State University Health Professions Building #1

Budget: $246,750
Deadline: 2/15/17

Texas State University invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and fabricate two-dimensional or three-dimensional artwork for the interior walls of a new building on its Round Rock, TX campus. Multiple awards as well as large scale pieces and works in series will be considered and awarded. The site is a new facility for health professions and will be utilized by Texas State health profession students, faculty, and staff, as well as community members visiting active physical therapy, speech-language-hearing, and sleep clinics.


 

Name of Call: Texas State University; University Events Center

Budget: $267,350
Deadline: 2/15/17

Texas State University invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and fabricate an exterior public sculpture on its San Marcos, TX campus. The site is an expansion of the University Events Center.


 

Name of Call: Fire Station No. 18 Public Art, Corpus Christi, TX

Budget: $22,000
Deadline: 2/1/17

The City of Corpus Christi Arts & Cultural Commission seeks to commission a permanent exterior public artwork that will create an iconic location marker for Fire Station No. 18. Artwork must be appropriate for the character, dignity, function, and identity of a Fire Station.

 

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More Art Calls around Texas & Neighboring States

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Conroe Art League 2nd Invitational Show (2017)

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Fee: $25.00

Event Dates: 2/1/2017 – 2/24/2017

Entry Deadline: 1/2/17

You are invited to enter the second Conroe Art League Invitational. It will be juried by acclaimed artist, Cynthia K. Reid. This national call is for artists of original 2D and 3D artwork. Entry closes Tuesday, January 2, 2017 at midnight Mountain Time.

Selected works will be on exhibit throughout the month of February 2017. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top four selected artworks. Certificates of merit will be given to 3 works.

Exhibit Dates: Wednesday, February 1,2017 thru Friday, February 24, 2017

Deadline to apply: Tuesday, January 2, 2017 at midnight Mountain Time Zone


Women & Their Work 2017-2018 Solo Exhibition Series. Austin Texas

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Fee: $25.00

Entry Deadline: 12/16/16

Women & Their Work seeks artists who create inventive, high-caliber contemporary art that breaks new ground or proposes innovative approaches to form and content. Selections are based on an evaluation of the work; we look for a strong, consistent aesthetic vision. We encourage artists to create new work for exhibition. The work in the application should demonstrate that you are capable in vision and scope of creating a powerful solo exhibition that commands the 1,700 square foot gallery. Women artists residing in Texas who have not had a solo exhibition at Women & Their Work within the past five years are eligible. Recently created work in all media will be considered.


Southern Futurism

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Fee: $25.00

Entry Deadline: 1/6/17

Like the Futurists of the early 20th century, we live in a world immersed in technology, urban trappings, speed, information, connectivity and change. Viewing it through a southern lens, tinted by tradition, can result in modern dissonance. For many, the narrative of the American South, will be informed and confined by its history, but how is its future to be portrayed? This exhibition seeks,  in the broadest sense possible, to showcase contemporary artists’ depictions of the schism and reconciliation of what might be called the New Southern Futurism.


Shifting Landscapes
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Albuquerque, New Mexico

Fee: $40.00

Entry Deadline: 1/4/17

Members of the Surface Design association are invited to submit work for the 3rd International Juried Members’ exhibition, Shifting Landscapes. The exhibition will be held in partnership with form & concept gallery at their location in Santa Fe, NM from February 24 2017 – May 20, 2017 . The exhibition includes awards. Entries may be submitted online October 24, 2016 – January 4, 2017.


RFQ – Public Art Project at East Library Branch, Norman, OK
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Call Type: Public Art

Eligibility: Unspecified

City: Norman, Oklahoma

Fee: FREE

Entry Deadline: 12/16/16

Norman Arts Council on behalf of The City of Norman and Norman Forward Percent for Art, for Norman Public Library East, is seeking an artist (or team of artists) to create a significant work of art for the new Norman Public Library East to be located at 3001 East Alameda Street, Norman, Oklahoma.


Art City Austin Festival 2017  – Austin, Texas

DEADLINE: 12/4/2016

Jury Fee: $40.00

Event Dates: 3/31/2017 – 4/2/2017

Art City Austin is located in downtown Austin, Texas at the Palmer Event Center grounds and under the shaded canopy. 2017 marks the 67th year of this event, but just the second at this extraordinary new venue that received rave reviews from guests and artists alike. Art City Austin is unique in its pairing of an art festival with a boutique gallery art fair all as a single art experience. Approximately 125 artists will exhibit outdoors and under the canopy and 25 galleries will exhibit inside the Palmer Event Center (separate application process for indoor booths, there is a limited opportunity inside for self-represented artists.)


King William Fair 2017 (San Antonio, TX)

 
DEADLINE: 12/15/2016

Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 4/29/2017 – 4/29/2017

In it’s 50th Year (!), the King William Fair is a one-day event to be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Approximately 45,000 visitors attend the Fair which is held on the final Saturday of the 11 days of “Fiesta”– San Antonio’s biggest and most well known festival. This event consists of approximately 185 Art and Craft exhibitors, live music and dance performances on five stages, food and beverage booths, a Kids Kingdom play area and a quirky parade. Set on the streets of the historic King William District of San Antonio, Texas, among the beauty of its stately homes and gracious gardens, the King William Fair has long garnished the reputation of San Antonio’s Best Family Friendly Fiesta Event with the Quirkiest Parade.

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Women & Their Work Call For Solo Exhibition Proposals due Dec. 16

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Women & Their Work seeks artists who create inventive, high-caliber contemporary art that breaks new ground or proposes innovative approaches to form and content. Women & Their Work requests applications for our 2017-2018 Solo Exhibition Series.

Selections are based on an evaluation of the work you submit; we look for a strong, consistent aesthetic vision. We encourage selected artists to create new work; no work that has previously been exhibited in Austin will be accepted for exhibition. The work in the application should demonstrate that you are capable in vision and scope of creating a powerful solo exhibition that commands the 1,700 square foot gallery.

Women & Their Work 2017-2018 Solo Exhibition Series
1710 Lavaca St.
Austin, TX 78701

Entry Fee: $25.00

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CALENDAR
December 16, 2016: Deadline for all applications online.
February 24, 2017: Notification to all applicants.
November 2017 – December 2018: Exhibitions will be scheduled for six-week periods between these dates.

ELIGIBILITY
Women artists currently residing in Texas (please provide a valid Texas address upon entry) who have not had a solo exhibition at Women & Their Work within the past five years are eligible.

Apply here: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3846

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Common Language at Flatbed Press

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COMMON LANGUAGE http://www.flatbedpress.com/Exhibit_Detail.cfm?ShowsID=244

Suzi Davidoff + Rachelle Thiewes

Flatbed Press 2832 East MLK Blvd Austin TX 78702
512.477.9328

OPENS TO PUBLIC November 8, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION November 12, 2016; 6-8pm Artists will be in attendance

CLOSES
December 31, 2016

HOURS
Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday noon-5pm

Common Language exhibits work by West Texas artists Suzi Davidoff and Rachelle Thiewes, collaborating together as Razi Projects. Spanning Finland and West Texas, Common Language consists of site-specific land-based installations documented by large scale photographs printed on aluminum, a twin-screen video projection, and a limited edition, hand bound artist book housed in a portfolio containing an original artwork.

In addition to this monumental collaboration, the exhibition includes individual works on paper and sculptural kinetic jewelry by Davidoff and Thiewes, respectively.

A special viewing of the Common Languages twin-screen projection will take place throughout the evening of the Artist’s Reception.

Suzi Davidoff’s multi-media works on paper explore themes of structure and perception of the natural world, often incorporating found organic materials collected on walks within the West Texas Chihuahuan desert.

Rachelle Thiewes creates jewelry that is designed to engage and challenge the wearer, making them an active participant, an initiator of sounds and body rhythms.

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Mayhem, Method & Medium

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Mike O’Brien’s two-dimensional works are a unification of sculpture, painting, and photography. He creates abstract dioramas upon a 6 foot by 2 foot tall stage where compositions are built using paper and canvas pieces he has painted or drawn upon, then torn, warped, and crushed. These manipulated paper and canvas pieces are arranged into compelling scenes that are photographed and printed. The process of transforming two-dimensional space into three-dimensional space, and back again in the final printed image is a theme that O’Brien embraces. “I like the questions that arise from the finished print. What kind of space is this? Where is the background? I like the energy that the twisted paper and fabric imply. Some forms remind me of dancers at a honky tonk and at the same time take me back to my boyhood hunting turtles and snakes along the bayous of Texas and Louisiana.”

O’Brien began his mixed media work during his time studying fine arts at the University of Houston. Following his time at UH he relocated to Austin and became a sculptor for the Texas State Parks and Wildlife Department. Over the next 23 years he fabricated everything from life-sized plastic house flies to eleven foot high mammoths cast in bronze, crisscrossing the state learning its rich and varied natural and cultural histories. Following a devastating automobile accident in 2013, O’Brien returned to his interest in mixed media artwork, bringing to his studio practice the specialization and interest acquired during his time as a sculptor, specifically his time constructing dioramas. “When finished the dioramas become worlds unto themselves where time stops and all action is frozen. I realized that I felt the same way about these dioramas as I did about my abstract multimedia artwork.

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Mayhem, Method and Medium runs from October 21st to December 31st, with an Artist’s Reception the evening of October 21st from 6-8pm. The artist will be in attendance. Flatbed Press, Austin.  http://www.flatbedpress.com/

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PrintAustin’s The Contemporary Print 2017 deadline Oct. 1

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The Contemporary Print 2017

PrintAustin invites you to enter our 4th annual juried national exhibition “ The Contemporary Print” to be held at O2 Gallery at Flatbed Press Headquarters during PrintAustin 2017. 

The Contemporary Print exhibition will be a survey of the traditions and the innovations of contemporary printmaking happening today. While non-traditional or digital output is accepted as a print element, submissions must utilize traditional print media as their primary technique including: Lithography, Relief, Intaglio, Silkscreen, and Monotype.

Entry fee: $35. Prize awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
More info/Registration.

2017 juror Susan Tallman

CALENDAR 2017
OCT. 1                  Entry deadline
NOV. 15                Email notifications
DEC.16                 Shipped artwork due
(Hand-delivery arranged upon request)

JAN. 10                   Show is up.
JAN. 20                  Opening reception 6–8 p.m.
FEB. 9                    Closing Reception + Artist Awards presented by juror Susan Tallman, 6-8pm
FEB. 19                   Return shipping begins

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PRINTAUSTIN: http://printaustin.org/
FLATBED PRESS + GALLERIES: http://www.flatbedpress.com/

If you have any questions, please email us: printaustin@gmail.com

 

 

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Scorch and Drag | Prints and Sculpture by John Robert Craft

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OPENS June 17, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION
June 17 2016; 6-8pm
CLOSES
August 27, 2016
HOURS
Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday noon-5pm

http://www.flatbedpress.com Austin, TX

John Robert Craft, sculptor and printmaker, possesses an innate interest in ferrous metals, used
to create an inseparable dialogue between his two and three-dimensional work. His sculptural
work is abstract, solid and heavy, influenced by studies in geology and the metallurgy of his
choice medium: ferrous metals. Within his printmaking practice, these solid cast-iron sculptural
pieces are utilized as tools to create minimalistic abstract images that map the energy and
direction of the sculpture across the printmaking substrate, iron or wood, while documenting the
sculpture’s mass, movement, and form. They create nebulous images on paper, suggesting
both at the same time a microcosmic view resembling particle movement or a larger
macrocosmic approximation of stellar movements through space. Scorch and Drag will exhibit
several mid and large-scale sculptures alongside the monotype and relief prints they were used
to create.
Jack’s most recent project with Flatbed, the Fire Etching Suite, will also be on exhibition in it’s
entirety. This work consists of two diptychs, one tetraptych and two oversized individual prints.
The suite is a study in intaglio of the degradation of ferrous metals through the use of heat and
oxidation.
Join us for this wonderful opportunity to see John Robert Craft’s sculptures and prints exhibited
together. Scorch and Drag runs from June 17 to August 27, with an opening reception the
evening of June 17th from 6-8pm.

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“OUT OF LA ROMITA” opening May 20 at Flatbed Press

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“OUT OF LA ROMITA” OPENS May 20, 2016
ARTIST’S RECEPTION May 20, 2016; 6-8pm
CLOSES June 30, 2016

Flatbed Press and Gallery 2830 East MLK Jr Blvd Austin, Texas 78702 HOURS Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday noon-5pm

Flatbed Press is pleased to present Out of La Romita, the third biannual exhibition of work by past participants of Flatbed Press’s “Italian Intensive” summer workshop at La Romita School of Art located at Terni, Italy. The workshop, taught by Suzi Davidoff and Katherine Brimberry, has been offered since 2011.

The show serves as a reunion for the artists who already know each other as well as an expansion of the La Romita network in forging new relationships. On exhibition are works either inspired by the La Romita experience or other works by the artists who have traveled there. Sending work or traveling to Austin to show work are artists from Australia, El Paso, Dallas and Savannah. The inherent content and connection is the people, the place, and the experience of the intensive itself.

Dan Lambert, acoustic guitarist from El Paso, will be providing entertainment for the evening. Dan has performed extensively and is well known both as a musician and restorer of rare vintage guitars. He will be accompanied by percussionist, Chris Serrano, also from El Paso.

The show will be opening the same night as De la Complicidad con la Agresión, an exhibition of works by Miguel Aragón. Join us for an Artist’s Reception the evening Friday, May 20 from 6-8pm.

 

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De la Complicidad con la Agresión | Miguel A. Aragón opens May 20 at Flatbed Press

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Flatbed Press is pleased to present “De la Complicidad con la Agresión” (April 15-June 4), a collection of recent works, including a site specific installation and new publications with Flatbed Press, by Miguel A. Aragón. Join us for an Artist Reception the evening of May 20, from 6-8pm.

Aragón is a native of Ciudad Juárez, a primary battleground in the violent war between rival cartels and law enforcement agencies for control of the drug trade into the United States. Thousands of people die in drug-related violence every year in México. Content for Aragón’s images comes from photographs published by the media, in print and digital format, depicting crude and raw forensic evidence. Aragón’s work is derived from a need to find meaning in these brutal events that reposition the corpse in one’s field of vision, reminding us that our physical existence is finite. By using metaphors and visual metonymies to tie together process and subject matter he explores the idea of perception, memory, and transformation.

“Beginning with the idea of erasure as language, I concentrate on the use of processes that are reductive in nature. Any form of erasure, however violently destructive, can be seen as constructive in some way; something comes through the destruction, the negation of an image is not actually nothing. It is my intention to transform the image, through erasure, from crude and unbearable into a more beguiling or subtle way of presenting these disturbing images. The void thus creates a space that nurtures the memory of what was before, engaging the viewer with a more intricate experience of the image. What I am looking for, as a result of these deletions is not to forget the horrific crimes these images convey; rather, I am searching for an understanding of what has happened by acquiring a sense of catharsis.”

Flatbed is located at 2830 East MLK Jr Blvd in Austin, TX 78702. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm and Saturday, noon-5pm. Call 512-477-9328 or visit www.flatbedpress.com for more information.

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Hard Luck Honky Tonk | Carlos Hernandez

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Flatbed Press is pleased to present Hard Luck Honky Tonk (March 15-April 30), an exhibition of fine art screen prints from iconic Houston-based gig poster artist and graphic designer Carlos Hernandez. An opening reception will take place the evening of March 18, 6-8pm.

From small town honky tonks to big city dance halls, the same type of hard luck personas are found. Carlos Hernandez deftly blends these iconic characters with his own style of metal make-up, masks, skeletons, or rock and roll horror, bringing forward their otherwise hidden hard luck stories and honky tonk dreams.

Carlos will have a selection of his gig poster and commemorative flatstock included in this exhibition. He is an award winning graphic designer who has worked with companies such as Austin City Limits and St. Arnold’s Brewery. He is a founding partner of Burning Bones Press, a full service publisher and print studio in Houston, Texas.

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