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Updated: Monday, January 07, 2013

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Exhibition: Northern Virginia Art Center
Deadline: Ongoing
Northern Virginia Art Center is searching for talented professional artists with a cohesive body of work to exhibit in their new Special Exhibitions space in the heart of Crystal City's thriving restaurant district.  380 square feet of gleaming exhibition space available for monthly exhibits of 2D or 3D art!  Their full time gallery staff will assist in exhibit installation, process sales of your work, and will coordinate your opening reception, all for a small fee and low sales commission.


The Claypool-Young Art Gallery at Morehead State University isseeking portfolio submissions of artwork for inclusion in 2013 – 2015 group exhibitions.  All media accepted, including electronic/digital.  No fee. Insurance and shipping support available. Visiting artist opportunities.  Submission requirements: Portfolio of 10 - 20 digital images (approximately 300 dpi, 4 x 6”, jpgs) individually representing artwork produced between 2012 and 2007, along with image list, artist bio or resume, artist statement, and SASE by October 26 (postmark). Contact: Jennifer Reis, gallery director,, 108 Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead State University, Morehead KY 40351.


The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts Grant Opportunities

Pricketts Fort: Through Artists' Eyes invites entries for a juried art exhibit. This show and sale will benefit the foundation's education, programming and preservation efforts. Any artwork that reflects the period, culture, history, people, or landscape of Pricketts Fort and the West Virginia frontier is welcome. Works need not be representational, but should speak to the past, present or future of this place.

Signal Fire is pleased to announce our 2012 programs and Call for Applicants. We are now accepting applications from all creative disciplines for the 4th annual Outpost Residency and the 2012 Overture Backpacking Retreat. Applications are due March 15, 2012.
Signal Fire was formed in 2008 by activist Amy Harwood and artist Ryan Pierce in response to the urban demand on working artists. We bring artists to the farthest stretches of our remaining wild and open places, crafting experiences that instill self-reliance and catalyze new creative energy. We utilize public lands to advocate for the access to— and protection of— these places in order to enrich and sustain society.
This year’s Outpost Residency will host eight artists for two separate one-week sessions in Eastern Oregon’s remote and breathtaking Wallowa Mountains. The selected artists will live and work in studio-size canvas wall tents. Signal Fire organizers provide food, lead optional hikes, and have wilderness medical training. Applications are due March 15th and will be reviewed by a guest jury comprised of writer Matthew Stadler, musician M. William Helfrich (mbilly), visual artists Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen, and filmmaker Julie Perini. The residency period is July 14-20 and July 22-28, and is free to selected applicants.
From June 30- July 6, Signal Fire offers Overture, a backpacking retreat in Mt Hood National Forest near Portland, Oregon. This will be out third guided backpacking retreat, returning to the same ancient forests and pristine waters from last year’s popular Love Triangle Hike. This trip is offered at-cost to participants. Free applications to both Outpost and Overture can be found on our website.
Next autumn Signal Fire will also be organizing Afloat, a canoe trip on Utah’s Green River. This program is by invitation only, as a trial run for open-application river trips in coming years.
The growing list of Signal Fire residents includes a wide spectrum of visual artists, filmmakers, musicians, curators,

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The Watercolor Art Society-Houston announces deadline for the 35th International Exhibition.  The 20121 Prospectus can be found online at and click on Exhibitions.  Contact:  Norm Wigington, Director, International Exhibition   
Entries must be received by 3pm on January 28, 2012


National Film Preservation Foundation Invites Applications for Basic Preservation Grants
The National Film Preservation Foundation is inviting applications for the summer round of its Basic Preservation Grants. These grants are awarded to nonprofit and public institutions conducting laboratory work to preserve culturally and historically significant film materials. Grants are available to public and 501(c)(3) nonprofit institutions in the U.S. that provide public access to their collections, including those that are part of federal, state, or local government. The grants target orphan films made in the U.S. or by American citizens abroad and not protected by commercial interests. Materials originally created for television or video are not eligible, including works produced with funds from broadcast or cable television entities. Grant funds must be used to pay for new laboratory work involving the creation of new film preservation elements (which may include sound tracks) and two new public access copies, one of which must be a film print. The grant does not fund HD transfers. Awards generally range from $1,000 to $15,000 in cash and/or laboratory services. Visit the National Film Preservation Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines and application procedures.


This is the propectus and invitation to be in our spring art show. this show is open to all adult artists. Awards are cash and merchandise. If you have any questions, please ask.
I am hoping this will go up as a notice for all the state's artists.
My home phone number is 304-757-3241. I am Sue Tschantz, the event coordinator for the Renaissance Gallery.
The Artists of The Renaissance Gallery

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WOODSTOCK A-I-R, the Center for Photography at Woodstock's residency program for artists of color working in photography who reside in the United States.
In 2011, we will provide time, space, facilities, honoraria, and critical and technical support to artists and critics who are doing remarkable work with the photographic medium. Thanks to increased support from the NEA and the Warhol Foundation, we are now working with 8 artists each year, offer longer residencies (3-6 weeks) that overlap (meaning two A-I-Rs at a time), and bring our residents closer to our facilities, by providing housing in a furnished house within walking distance of CPW. But, we need all the help we can get in spreading the word to relevant programs and networks such as yourself. Please help us get the word out about this fantastic opportunity! You can learn more about the program by clicking here. I've also attached a pdf of our brochure and application form for you to send out or post in your space, if possible. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like us to mail you the 2011 postcard announcing the submission guidelines.

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The Bronx Museum of the Arts proudly announces the launch of the new smARTpower program. smARTpower will send fifteen U.S. artists abroad to work with local artists and young people around the world to create community-based art projects. The objective of smARTpower is to support the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs mission to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, emphasizing shared social and cultural values. The program will showcase the role of visual artists as vibrant, engaged, and innovative partners in addressing broader social issues important to communities worldwide. The following is a link to the article published in the New York Times regarding the project:
New York Times Article


We are notifying sculptors in states contiguous to Indiana and Kentucky about an opportunity to create a site-specific sculpture for the Center’s Rotunda at the remodeling of the Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center in Clarksville, Indiana.
We’re hopeful that we’ll have the prospectus ready to post online by the week of Monday (the 11th).
Sarah Yates : Creative Director
Solid Light, Inc. /
438 South Third Street, Louisville, KY 40202 502.562.0060 x109 / f 502.562.0055 / c 502.500.2700


Access to Design's E-mentoring Program
Adaptive Environments/Institute for Human-Centered Design is relaunching its Access to Design Professions E-Mentoring Program to find mentors for students with disabilities who are interest in careers in design.


West Virginia Artists Showcase
We are a non-profit community arts collective that encourages self-expression through painting, drawing, and photography. We believe that art is an essential part of any thriving community. We believe that art lifts the spirit and raises the collective consciousness of the citizens of West Virginia. We collaborate with artists and artistic organizations in an effort to facilitate mutual support, recognition, and the exchanging of ideas. We work to encourage a thriving community of artists and appreciation of art within West Virginia. We facilitate virtual exhibits in an effort to enrich the lives of all citizens of West Virginia. The West Virginia Artists Showcase strives to unleash the artistic potential of every community member.

West Virginia Artists Showcase 

Art-to-Art Palette
A midwest regional art-based print and electronic journal serving those in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Western portions of Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York. Continuing, the Art-to-Art Palette also opens its Main Section with the artistic and educational happenings from its national associations formed throughout its history.


THE UCROSS FOUNDATION RESIDENCY PROGRAM for the arts and literature offers residencies for 2-8 weeks. Located on a 22,000acre working cattle ranch in the foothills of Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains, the Foundation provides individual workspace, living accommodations, uninterrupted time and the experience of the historic High Plains landscape to selected writers, artists, and composers working in all disciplines. There is no charge for room, board, or studio space. The quality of an applicant’s work is given primary consideration in the review process; individuals from all stages of their professional careers are invited to apply. At any one time there are typically 8 individuals in residence. Facilities include an Elephant etching press and a composer’s cabin which has an electronic keyboard, synthesizer, and piano. Annual deadlines are October 1 for Spring Session (February-June) and March 1 for Fall Session (August-December). For brochure, application and guidelines, visit our website or send SASE to Ucross Foundation 30 Big Red Lane, Clearmont, WY 82835. Phone: (307) 737-2291, Fax: (307) 737-2322, Email:
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Craft Emergency Relief Fund provides direct financial and educational assistance to craft artists, including emergency relief assistance, business development support, and resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety, and insurance. CERF also advocates, engages in research and backs policy that supports craft artists' careers.

THE TRI-STATE ARTS ASSOCIATION is an organization of painters, drawings, photographers, potters, sculptures, stained glass, and woodcarvers. The TSAA is a juried association with a 50 year tradition of excellence in the Tri-State area of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. The purpose of this association is to encourage and promote a public interest in and understanding of all schools of art. Jurying occurs in the fall and spring each year. We presently have 150 members. For membership information, please contact: Kathleen Hollett (304) 277-7081 or E-mail: Additional information will be provided by visiting our web site at
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Blindskills, Inc., welcomes the submission of freelance material from visually impaired authors for possible publication. Needs include interviews of interest or assistance to newly blind and other visually impaired people, examples of career and leisure experiences, fiction, humor and coping methods. Deadlines are April 1, July 1, October 1 and January 1. For more information, contact Blindskills, Inc., at P.O. Box 5181, Salem, OR 97304-0181.

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
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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.

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:
  artisanstreet @

Oppenheimer Camera Filmmaker Equipment Grant Program 206.467.8666. E-mail 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.  dana @

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. 

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. 

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  melana_1 @

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
  artslink @

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.

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