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Updated 4/28/04
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Award winning furniture maker Jim Probst of Probst Furniture Makers will present The Business of Art: Taking it to the Top on Thursday, April 29, at the Clay Center’s Walker Theater. Probst will chronicle the development of his career in woodworking and discuss the processes involved in the craft of furniture making. His presentation is part of a series of workshops featuring some of West Virginia’s most successful craft artists. The program, which begins at 6:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. Two more workshops are planned at the Clay Center and Blackwater Falls Conference Center. For more information about these events, call toll-free 877-686-6233 or visit

Los Angeles Center For Digital Art announces an open call for our juried competition featuring digital art. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography created digitally that are suitable for wide format printing will be accepted. This call is international, open to all geographical locations. The selected winner receives 10 archival prints of their work up to 44x60 inches on canvas or museum quality paper (approximately a $1500-$2000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition in our gallery. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist. Deadline for entries: May 16, 2004 More information at

Call for film entries for the American Conservation Film Festival, June 1 deadline. For details, contact Cassie Cohn at 304-876-7373, or visit

Washburn University seeks entrants for its Ninth Annual Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Open to all sculptors. Up to 10 sculptures are chosen with each receiving a $1000 honoraria for diasplay at Washburn University.
Slides are due June 1, 2004. $20 entry fee for up to 3 works submitted. Exhibition is from August 2004 thru May 2005. For prospectus send business sized SASE to:
Greg Inkmann
Sculpture Competition
2135 sw Prairie rd.
Topeka, Kansas 66614
Or go to

Call for entries for June 5-6 Jasmine Plantation Art & Craft Festival, Providence Forge VA. Application online at, or call 804-966-9836.

Call for artists: Juried exhibition. Deadline July 2, 2005. Submit slides of up to 3 wall-hung works in any media including video, on the theme “Regime Change: the de/construction of power”. Prospectus at, or with SASE from A Shenere Velt Gallery, The Workmen’s Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90035, 301-552-2007.

Call for proposals from Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling, WV for art exhibitions to take place during the 2005/06 exhibition season. Arts and artisans throughout WV and the Tri-State, 18 years and older are encouraged to respond. Deadline is Friday July 9, 2004 at 5:00pm. For more information contact Oglebay Institute at: Exhibition Curator
Stifel Fine Arts Center
1330 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

The Mobile Museum of Art announces a call for entries for their sixth "Southeastern Juried Exhibition". Open to all artists over the age of 18, currently living in the twelve state southeastern region of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina,Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Approximately $8,000 in cash and/or purchase prizes. Open to all media except film/video. Juried by Sean Ulmer, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, University of Michigan Art Museum. Entry deadline is July 23, 2004. Contact Curator Donan Klooz via e-mail at or download prospectus and application at or call 251.208.5221

driving force, a National Juried Exhibit for Young Artists with Disabilities
Ages 16 – 25 Postmarked Deadline: Friday, August 6, 2004 For additional information or entry forms: Phone 800.933.8721 x 3877, Fax 202.737.0725, TTY 202.737.0645, Email,

Golden Light Awards: A photograph and photographic book competition to honor and recognize significant achievements within the field. Over $25,000 in awards and tuition grants. For an application contact the Main Photographic Workshops, 2 Central Street, Rockport, ME 04856 (207)-236-7034 Deadline: October 4.

Call for craft & fine art to sell on consignment. Contact Twin Rivers Gallery, 108 Main St, Oak Hill WV 25901, or call 304-469-6666, or email

Sumei National Juried Print Exhibition 2004: Juror is David Kiehl, Curator of Prints at the Whitney Museum of Art. Open to all artist, original works, created within the last three years, any print media. Giclee and digital medial prints accepted in separate category. For prospectus send SADE to Sumei Juried Print, 19 Liberty Street, Newark, NJ 07102.

Change, Inc. provides one-time $1,000 emergency grants to visual artists of any discipline who are facing possible eviction, unpaid bills, fire damage or any other emergency the Change board deems worthy. Applicants must be professional artists who can demonstrate need. Send a letter of need, proof of inability to pay bills or rent, a resume, any reviews or press releases of past exhibitions, photos or slides of work and two reference letters from others in the field. Grant applications should be sent to Change, Inc, PO Box 54, Captiva, FL 33924 (212) 473-3742.

Call for original greeting card art with holiday, urban winter, and/or peace themes. For 2004 Courage Card Art Search guidelines, check or call 1-888-413-3323.

Submissions sought for photography, poetry, fiction and nonfiction for the Appalachian review Nantahala. For details and deadlines go to, or contact Robert Merritt, English Dept., Bluefield College, 3000 College Dr., Bluefield VA 24605, or call 540-326-4270.

The Museum of Contemporary Art is accepting slides for groups shows from all media. Send SASE for prospectus to: MOCA, Attention: Erica France, 201 S College Ave, Ft Collins CO 80524, or call 940-482-2787. Email:

ArtisanStreet is a free on-line arts and crafts fair. Contact them at 825 La Playa, Suite 425, San Francisco CA 94121, 866-492-8969, or email:

Magic Pond Wildlife Sanctuary and Guest House ( providing unique year-round creative opportunity for artists seeking renewal and solitude in the northern Maine wilderness. Registered guide service available for photographers on (and off) this 75-acre wooded refuge with pond, streams, and fields. Owned and operated by artists for the safe observation of moose, bear, coyote and hundreds of indigenous inhabitants.

Oppenheimer Camera Filmmaker Equipment Grant Program 206.467.8666.
Deadline: ongoing. The program supports new filmmakers working on their first serious dramatic, narrative, documentary, or experimental production with one-year access to a professional Arriflex 16SR (16mm) camera system and technical support.

Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168 offers a call for artists, writers, choreographers, composers and filmakers. Work with the world's most distinguished artists in a retreat-like setting. The Center provides selected artists with free housing, weekday meals and studio time. For application procedures, visit or phone 800-393-6975.

ART 21: Art in the 21st Century Art:21 Art in the 21st Century is a new four-part PBS television series focusing on contemporary U.S. visual art and artists. The series is augmented by a website offering online chats with the artists, interactive community forums, artist bios, photos of work, detailed transcripts and film clips, a schedule and station finder, a downloadable educator's guide, and a place to order the Art:21 companion book and home videos.

The New Venue is accepting digital flick submissions for their rotating menu of short films in the Takeout section. All flicks need to be no larger than 5MB, and no longer than 15 minutes. Never made a digital flick? The New Venue also houses a step-by-step giude for the novice filmmaker.

New AAP/ORBI Artist Fast Track Program The Appalachian Arts Program (AAP) and the Ohio River Border Initiative (ORBI) are providing financial assistance so that the artists of our region can improve their skills, find new inspiration and expose themselves to new ideas. Artists and craftspeople, part-time or full time, with professional experience, may apply for grants in amounts up to $500. You may not apply for more than one grant in the state fiscal year period, July 1 to June 30. Eligible artists and craftspeople must live in Appalachian Ohio and the West Virginia counties that touch the Ohio River. Grants are intended to support immediate, short-term projects that have a positive impact upon the career development of artists by helping them: (1) increase access to audiences and venues, (2) develop new skills and insights, (3) investigate new artistic ideas and approaches. Projects must have a specific beginning point and a specific end point. Grants are not intended for long term or open ended projects such as the purchase tools or equipment or for long term training or education. track

National Directory of Artist Internships, Millenium Edition at

NEW funding for individual artists. Creative Capital, a new national consortium comprised of 23 foundations and individuals, was launched in January of 1999. Their purpose is to fund individual artists whose work holds the potential to significantly impact arts and culture at the local, national or international level. For more information visit

Ocularis, a weekly film series in Williamsburg (Brooklyn). DEADLINE: on-going. Accepting short film submissions for upcoming screenings. Films are screened every Sunday before a feature. There is no submission fee and all genres are welcome. Send a VHS preview copy to Ocularis (@Galapagos), 70 North 6th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Please include return postage if you want to have your tape returned. For additional information contact Moira Griffin, Short Films Curator, email: For more info or a submission form check out their website

ArtsLink Collaborative Projects - allows US artists and arts organizations to undertake projects overseas with their colleagues in Central and Eastern Europe. Projects should offer demonstrable benefits to participants from both countries. For more info email

Light Work Artist in Residence Program for photography and related media. One month stays. They provide housing, studio space, $1,200 stipend. Ongoing deadlines. Light Work 3116 Waverly Ave. Syracuse, NY 13244 Phone (315)443-2450.

Helene Wurlitzer Foundation offers residencies to creative (not interpretive) artists. Free rent and utilities in furnished studio. Write Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico
P.O. Box 1891
Taos, New Mexico 87571
Attn. Michael A. Knight, Director
or fax 505-758-2559.

Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts. Year round residency in photography, painting, ceramics, textiles, writing, music, performance. Phone or fax (508)228-2451.

Tennessee Association of Craft Artists. Craft Fair and Celebration of Fine Crafts. Call (615)665-0502 or write TACA P.O. Box 120066 Nashville TN 37212-0066.

Headlands Center for the Arts accepts ongoing applications for residencies in the visual, media, literary, and performing arts. Write Headlands Center for the Arts 944 Fort Barry Sausalito, CA 94965, call (415)331-2787, or fax (415)331-3857.

Montana Artists Refuge. Ongoing applications, all disciplines. 3 months-1 year stays. Send SASE to Montana Artists Refuge Box 8 Basin, MT 59631 or call (406)225-3525.

Buhl Foundation Grant. For photography of the American landscape. Write Buhl Foundation Attn. Grant Applications 114 Greene St. New York, NY 10012, call (212)274-0100.

Kokoro, "where art and nature meet." Residencies in contemplative setting. Studios, Japanese Bath, pond, waterfall, supportive critiques. E-mail

Arts in Embassies Program. You can loan your work up to 3 years to hang in US embassies around the globe. Send resume and slidesheet of works available to Arts in Embassies Program A/Art, Room 258 U.S. Dept. of State Washington, DC 20520. Or call (202)647-5723.

Emergency Assistance Grant for artists working on a mature level for 10+ years who have needs arising from unforeseen catastrophic accidents. Around $4,000. Write Gottleib Foundation 380 W. Broadway New York, NY 10012.

Vermont Studio Center holds artist residencies 2-12 weeks, year-round. Individual studio retreats, full fellowships. Write: Vermont Studio Center Box 613AN Johnson, VT 05656or call (802)635-2727.

New Online Support Center for Independent Media - The National Alliance for the Media Arts and Culture provides a central place on the World Wide Web where media organizations, producers and media educators can connect with each other, learn about services and programs, find current news and useful resources, share experiences and insights, and participate in shaping the future of media arts

The American Antiquarian Society is now accepting applications for fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, film makers and journalists. For more information about fellowship terms and procedures Email:

Visual Artist Information Hotline (1-800-232-2789), a toll-free information service for visual artists, provides information in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands. Artists can speak directly to staff between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. EST, Monday - Friday EST. The Hotline provides information on support to artists (national, regional and state), emergency funding, health and safety, insurance, artist communities and residencies, international opportunities, public art programs, studio space programs, legal information and publications.

Educators visit The Getty Education Institute for the Arts for useful resources available for quality arts programs in action. See what's new at