CALL FOR ENTRIES: ART & BOOK

DEADLINE: AUGUST 31, 2010
International Juried Competition for Artists
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
OPEN Call for Artists! “ART & BOOK” An International Juried Competition for Artists. Work accepted in the following subject categories: 1) ARTISTS BOOKS: An “artists book” is a work of art, visual or conceptual in nature that refers to books or the idea of the book. It is not illustrations done for books. They are “objects (or sculpture) which have been inspired by, or heavily influenced by “the fetish-object known as book” (to quote Stan Bevington). They are “artists books” even though they don’t conform in all respects to some ten-point checklist of what makes a traditional book.” Richard Miller To paraphrase an essay by Johnanna Drucker, an artist”s book is a work of art conceived and executed as a book and does not exist in any other form or format. It might use images, texts and any and all means of production ” photography, painting, drawing, collage, metalwork, stitching, beading, both handwork and machine driven. 2) FINE ART: PAINTINGS SCULPTURE ETC. THAT INCORPORATES THE CONCEPT OF THE BOOK:
Additionally, although they are not “Artists Books” as defined above:

3) ARTISTS SKETCH BOOKS

Work can be abstract, conceptual, surreal, visionary, any style. Looking for inspirational avant-garde submissions. Entry Fee: $35 for up to three works ($5 extra for each additional work submitted) , send printouts, photos, CD”s or color Xeroxes. If accepted there is a processing and hanging fee of $15. Visit website for complete details and entry form: wahcenter.net ART & BOOK, WAH CENTER
135 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 486-7372 or (718) 486-6012

Call for entries: The Art of Applied Design

Deadline: July 15, 2010

Exhibit Dates: September 15 to December 1, 2010
Venue: Internet

The DHM Digital Gallery invites designers working in fiber, clay, wood, metal or glass and plastic to participate in The Art of Applied Design, an international juried competition. All submitted works must be functional objects commonly used within interior spaces, such as furnishings (hard or soft), utensils, fixtures, or containers. Objects must have been created between 2007 and 2010, and anything that is purely decorative is not eligible. Evaluation will be based upon uniqueness and creativity, craftsmanship, and quality of the submitted digital image. The online exhibit will include e-mail addresses of accepted artists to facilitate independent sales of work.

Fees are $25 for the first 2 objects, $10 for each additional object, no maximum number of entries. There will be Best of Show Recognition Awards in 5 media categories, and the juror will be June Gilliam Worthington.

Not eligible for submission are the fine arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.); objects that are purely decorative; works that are representative of functional objects but are not, themselves, functional; photography; video; architecture or architectural drawings; graphic designs; lighting designs (i.e., the projection of illumination in space); or functional objects not typically used within interior spaces.

For more information on this call for entry check out: http://ches.okstate.edu/dhm/gallery

Callout TO: Jewellers, Ceramists, Glass Artists and Object makers

Since its inception in 2006, Gaffa Gallery has provided a creative space for emerging and established artists and designers. As an integral part of its move to Sydney’s CBD, Gaffa will open the
doors to a dedicated Jewellery and Object retail store. At present we are looking for Jewellers, Ceramists, Glass Artists and Object makers to be represented in the retail store. We aim to showcase remarkable and exciting work, with a strong
emphasis placed on quality craftsmanship, innovation and interesting
design. If you are interested in having your wares showcased in our retail outlet, feel free to tell us a little more about yourself and your practice. Please provide the following:

  • A brief bio (200 words)
  • A ONE page CV
  • Images of your work (max 5 images)
  • Along with a word document of captions details (title, materials and retail prices).
  • NB. Please make sure the size of your attachments does not exceed a total of 1MB.

Contact: Zoe Brand at zoe@gaffa.com.au – 02 9283 4273 For more information about gaffa or the retail store please feel free to contact either Kelly Robson (Initiative Director) at kelly@gaffa.com.au or Zoe Brand (Retail
Manager) at zoe@gaffa.com.au.
Gaffa www.gaffa.com.au PH: (+61) 02 9283 4273 281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD, NSW 2000
Gallery hours Mon-Fri 11-6 Sat 11-5 Sun and Public Holidays closed

The Clunes Ceramics Award

Call for Enteries
Closing date: 23 July 2010
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Call for entries for The Clunes Ceramic Award is a national award, is now open to all artists. The Clunes Ceramics Award is an acquisition prize with the winning entry for 2010 becoming part of Art Gallery of Ballarat’s permanent collection. The works of the 50 finalists will be exhibited in the historic town of Clunes at a variety of venues.

11 September to 3 October 2010 At a Glance

  • The Clunes Ceramics Award: $5,000
  • The People’s Choice Award: $1,000
  • Shortlist of 50 finalists
  • All works are for sale
  • Entries close on Friday, 23rd July, 2010

See all the details here.