Opportunities for Artists

Calling all visual artists:

QUAD CITY ARTS AND MIDCOAST FINE ARTS PRESENT “OUT & ABOUT”

Enter your artwork inspired by the great outdoors in “Out and About”- a themed exhibition jointly presented by Quad City Arts and MidCoast Fine Arts. Show us what you have seen while you were outside that moved you to create a work of art. Specifically, what did you see while you were walking, bike riding, boating, or hiking? Or birdwatching or daydreaming or….

All artists residing within a 250-mile radius of the Quad Cities are invited to submit artwork of any medium that relates to “Out and About,” for a juried, group exhibition that will be divided between Quad City Arts’ Rock Island Gallery and the Casement Gallery at Bucktown Center for the Arts, from August 25-October 13. The opening reception will be August 25 from 6-9 pm. The opening coincides with “Final Friday” at Bucktown Center for the Arts and the “Alternating Currents Festival” in downtown Davenport. We’re encouraging participants to walk or bicycle over the Arsenal Bridge to attend all three events and make the evening a creative immersion in the outdoors. Prizes will be awarded.

Deadline for entries: Midnight, July 16

Submission fee: $25 for up to 4 entries.

Artists will be notified by July 21.

Accepted work must be delivered to Quad City Arts on August 18 (between 10-5) or 19 (between 11-5). Artwork can be mailed as long as it arrives no later than Saturday, August 19. (Artwork that will be displayed at Bucktown will be transported by qualified art handlers so that all artwork can be seamlessly handled at one location.)

Accepted work must be picked up on October 14 or the following week from Quad City Arts.

Submit entries electronically by clicking on this link. http://bit.ly/1L9ka5j


ATTENTION FINE ARTISTS:

Artists with at least ten works of a similar style: apply for an exhibition! No cost to apply. No risk. Lots of benefits! Get your work seen! If you’ve shown with us in the past or been turned down before, it’s time to try again….

Quad City Arts Call For Exhibition Proposals:
Quad City Arts invites artists residing within a 250-mile radius of the Quad Cities to submit a proposal for a gallery exhibition in one of our two gallery spaces during 2018-19.  (Exhibitions will occur August 2018-through July 2019.)

Venues:
Our Rock Island Gallery is located in what was once a department store in 1908, with the original wood floors and a 14′ high, tin ceiling. The exhibition gallery has 1500 sq. feet of space and 106 running feet of wall space. There are floor-to-ceiling north facing windows looking out on the Mississippi River.

 

 

Quad City Arts @ the Airport is located in front of the main arrival/departure seating area in the Quad City International Airport. It houses 1,600 square feet of exhibition space in floor to ceiling glass cases. Over 2 million visitors pass through this space annually.

 

Artists who have exhibited at one of Quad City Arts’ galleries within the past two years will be considered for exhibition in the alternate space. For example, if you were selected for a show at the airport during 2017-2018, you are eligible to exhibit at the Rock Island Gallery.

All media will be considered. There is no cost to enter submissions.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: SEPTEMBER 4, 2017. MIDNIGHT.

To view the form or submit an entry, CLICK HERE.


Register Now for ArtPrize Trip!

Attend the event recognized by the New York Times as a must-visit destination. ArtPrize® in Grand Rapids, MI is the world’s largest art competition. Travel on a luxury coach with Wi-Fi, restroom, breakfast and lunch, to Grand Rapids where you will start an immersion in visual art with a tour of outdoor sculptures featuring Rodin and other renowned artists at the Frederik Meijer Gardens. Stay at a downtown Grand Rapids hotel within walking distance of over 1400 works of art at 182 venues, plus shopping, restaurants and bars. Enjoy a private, docent lead tour at the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the Meyer-May Frank Lloyd Wright House. Register to vote for your favorite art and help decide who will win $200,000 in the world’s largest art competition. Enjoy a group dinner at the Knickerbocker Brewpub & Distillery to compare notes on the best art-all for $475, per person based on double occupancy.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: July 20, 2017

WHEN: September 20-22

COST: $475

Contact: Doris Unterzuber 563-343-2618 to reserve your seat by July 20, 2017.


Gallery Shop

We have an ongoing call for entry for the Quad City Arts Gallery Shop located in downtown Rock Island. For details, visit the Rock Island Gallery page.


Other Opportunities for Artists

as of May 30, 2017

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MAKE ART

Art Classes at the Bereskin Gallery

Various art classes for kids, teens, adults, and young adult artists with special needs.  They offer a wide variety of mediums as well as dates and times to accommodate your interests and schedule!  Whether you’re seeking a social environment to be creative, or to push your artistic ability, the Bereskin Studio Art Classes are a valuable creative outlet.  To Register for classes go to http://www.bereskinartgallery.com/art-classes/


 

 

 

OPPORTUNITY

Monmouth, IL

Deadline Last accepted Date for Entry June 15, 2017; click here for more information

Buchanan Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Lucas Cowan as the 2017 juror for this year’s 64 Arts National Juried Exhibition.

Cowan became The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy’s first Public Art Curator in 2014. Previously he directed the Public Art Program for the Maryland State Arts Council, where he spearheaded the passage of legislation requiring all state-funded capital projects to include public art in their construction, and was the Senior Curator of Exhibits for Millennium Park and the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture in Chicago, IL. He has curated and managed dozens of public art commissions and exhibitions of work by artists such as: Mark di Suvero, Jun Kaneko, Thomas Sayre, Shinique Smith, Sui Jianguo, and Lawrence Weiner.

Cowan has served on juries and panels across the United States, and has consulted on cultural park planning for cities such as San Francisco and Chicago. Cowan was most recently elected to the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Council and previously served on the board of trustees for the International Sculpture Center, publishers of Sculpture magazine. Cowan is a founding member of the Advisory Council for Cold Hollow Sculpture Park in Vermont.

Visit the BCA website at www.bcaarts.org for entry details.

 

 


 

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Call for Entries: LaGrange, IL

Celebrating all aspects of art for the 22nd year. Apply Now. Join us in La Grange, IL!

2017 West End Arts Festival Dates:

Saturday, September 9: 10 am ‐ 6 pm (optional evening hours too)
Sunday, September 10: 10 am ‐ 4pm

 Coordinated loading and unloading
 Friday check‐in and set‐up
 Treat bag plus continental breakfast both days of the show
 Booth sitters available
 Overnight Security
 Festival program with listing of artists attending
 Name badges and booth signs
 Free day and overnight parking
 Professionally judged with cash and ribbon awards
 An interested buying crowd that enjoys supporting the arts
 Friendly volunteers willing to assist you
 Art activities for all ages
 Strong festival marketing and publicity campaign supported by La Grange Business Association
 Booth fee of $300


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Studio Space

“Desoto Pottery Studio is looking for fellow artisans/crafters to share our space. Conveniently located in Rock Island.”

Contact Joel at 309-786-7432 or Amber at 309-738-9142 or bobooriginals@gmail.com for more information.


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2017 MidCoast Exhibitions

The MidCoast Call for Entries application for 2017 is coming!

Artists will be able to submit a digital portfolio and application to be considered for exhibitions at three possible sites: Bucktown’s MidCoast Gallery, Gallery West and Moline Centre Station.

If you’re uncertain if you’re on our artist mailing list and would like to be included, please contact Sherry Maurer at info@midcoast.org.


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Rock Island

Show your work at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum in Rock Island, IL facebook.com/KarpelesRockIsland
The Karpeles Museum has available wall space to showcase artists’ work. To be considered, contact Margie Caine at kmusemrki@aol.com. They have space to showcase 4-5 pieces, depending on size, and the artists will have the opportunity to direct viewers to contact them directly regarding sales.


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Art Deadlines List – DOZENS of Calls for Entry!

Visit: http://artdeadlineslist.com/


OPPORTUNITIES

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals.php?apply=yes


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11th Aesthetica Art Prize

I am delighted to announce that the 11th Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting a fantastic opportunity for artists, both established and emerging, to further their career in the art world and showcase their work to a wider audience.

It is an internationally renowned award that nurtures and supports talented practitioners from around the world. Prizes include £5,000 for the Main Art Prize winner courtesy of Hiscox, a group exhibition for shortlisted artists and publication for 100 longlisted and shortlisted artists.

We would really like artists in your network to know about this opportunity. If you could share this news at Quad City Arts that would be fantastic, and your help would be greatly appreciated.

Please find some suggested copy and tweets below. For images, please contact me.

Facebook/ Enews:

The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established artists to further their involvement in the art world.

The award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine and judged by industry experts. Enter the prize for a chance to showcase your work to wider audiences.

Prizes include:

  • £5,000 prize money courtesy of Hiscox
  • Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica
  • Editorial mention in Aesthetica Magazine
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology
  • £250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton
  • Art books courtesy of Prestel

Categories for entry: Photographic & Digital Art; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media and Video, Installation & Performance.

Deadline for submissions is 31 August 2017. For full entry requirements and to submit, visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize


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360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist & Writer’s Residency

360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE artist and writer’s residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. International writers, playwrights, visual artists, fiber artists, filmmakers, photographers, new media artists, dancers and musicians are all welcome to apply for a 1-month residency Dec 14, 2017 – Jan 13, 2018.

Winter applications are due July 30, 2017 thru CAFɦnbsp; www.callforentry.org

We also have a personal residency program for artists and writers who need longer periods of creative time (1 – 6 months). For more information visit: www.360xochiquetzal.com/personal-residency-overview/

More information on our new website: www.360xochiquetzal.com

Join and Like our 360 Xochi Quetzal Group Facebook page (lots of pictures!)

Follow us on Twitter: @360XochiQuetzal


“Like” Quad City Arts on Facebook, so you’ll get to see our featured art of the week, see photos of our gallery openings, get the scoop on our Visiting Artist performances and more! Give us a thumbs up!

If you would like to have your artist opportunity listed here, please email the text to dwmetallo@quadcityarts.com.