residency opportunity: Ceramics and Printmaking Artists-in-Residence @ Lawrence Arts Centre

Our yearlong Ceramics and Printmaking Residency programs are designed to provide a supportive environment for emerging artists to immerse themselves in creating new work and expand on their area of expertise. Ideal candidates should have an MFA in ceramics or printmaking, and be able to work independently as well as in a community setting. Preference is given to candidates who have demonstrated artistic excellence as well as interest in experimentation and innovative techniques. These year-long residencies begin August 1, 2017.

Applications DUE April 15th
Benefits:
  • A private studio and 24-hour access to all studios (ceramic, print, digital media, metals, photo, drawing studios, and a wood shop) and studio equipment
  • $1,000 per month stipend
  • Housing for one year. House is furnished and shared with other year-round artists-in-residence and short term visiting artists
  • $1000 per year in dental care
  • $500 honorarium to attend a professional conference
  • An exhibition of new work
  • Additional teaching and other opportunities for extra income available
Responsibilities
  • Teach a minimum of two classes per session x 4 sessions = 8 classes per year
  • Work 15 hours/week on studio upkeep (ceramics or printmaking)
  • Community outreach in the form of presentations, workshops, and events
APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 15TH:
Apply online through slideroom: http://lawrenceartscenter.slideroom.com
Include:
  • Artist Statement
  • Letter of Intent
  • CV
  • 10-15 work samples in a digital portfolio
  • 3 recommendations
  • $35 application fee
Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire St.
Lawrence, KS 66044

residency opportunity: Carbondale Clay Center

12-month Residency Program

The primary goal of the Carbondale Clay Center’s Residency Program is to provide emerging ceramic artists time and space to develop a body of work that will take them to the next level in their careers while gaining important technical skills and teaching experience. The focus is on creative development and defining one’s artistic voice and individual statement.

There are three residency programs that run for a 12-month period of time (September 1–August 31). A residents will have opportunity to apply for a second year based on their first year of participation. Residents will share a semi-private studio space and 24/7 access to the Carbondale Clay Center. Residents can expect to be mentored by experienced, talented ceramic artists who are part of the vibrant Carbondale Arts community. Please download and read a copy of the Resident Artist Handbook prior to applying for this residency. It will give you a greater understanding of the experience, expectations and requirements of a CCC artist resident.

Application for Residency

Application Deadline(not postmarked):  April 7, 2017
Applicants advised by  May 1, 2017
Email materials to director@carbondaleclay.org or send to:

Carbondale Clay Center
Residency Application
135 Main St.
Carbondale, CO 81623

Please send:

  • Application form including the outlined list of materials (click here to download)
  • $30 application fee (checks payable to the Carbondale Clay Center, or click our Buy Now button below to pay online)

Feel free to call or email with questions: 970-963-2529 or director@carbondaleclay.org

www.carbondaleclay.org/residency-program/

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call for submissions: OAG SHOP & Commercial Gallery

The doors to the new Ottawa Art Gallery are scheduled to open in the fall of 2017! The expansion of the Ottawa Art Gallery is a moment for the arts and culture sector in Ottawa-Gatineau to celebrate this purpose-built gallery which will increase the vitality and focus on the arts in the region. As we move into our exciting new space, we are planning the expansion of many departments, including our Commercial Gallery as well as a new OAG SHOP. This is a collective opportunity for both the gallery and regional artists to showcase the unique excellence of local arts.

With the inaugural opening of the new building, we are looking for artists and makers to submit unique, handmade and one-of-a-kind pieces to both our Commercial Gallery as well as our OAG SHOP. These products can range in price points and be ceramics, jewellery, textiles, sculptures, prints or one-offs. We would love to hear from our local makers and see what you are doing. If you have any special one-off products that reflect the image of the Ottawa Art Gallery, or ideas specific to our commercial spaces, we would love to hear from you.

The Commercial Gallery and the OAG SHOP are two distinct spaces and each have a different set of qualifications and instructions for submissions. Please refer to the detailed submission processes below.

Any additional questions can be directed to Stephanie Germano, manager, either by phone at 613-233-8699 x234 or by email at sgermano@ottawaartgallery.ca.

Commercial Gallery

This is a gallery space, previously known as our ART Rental and Sales, promotes artists working within the Ottawa/Gatineau region, through the rental, sale and exhibition of their work. Artists must live or work within 150km of the Gallery to be considered. Artworks selected by the jury will be consigned to the gallery for approximately 12 months.

The submission will be juried by both gallery staff and selected representatives from the local arts community. We will be accepting submissions now, up until 30 April, 2017. Artists will be informed in June of the jury’s decision.

About the Gallery:

 You must live or be working within 150km from the Gallery.
 We are looking for artists working with a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture,
photography, mixed media, and numbered edition prints.
 We welcome prints and illustrations unframed as long as they are edition prints and are enclosed
in a plastic sleeve with a backing board.
 The works must be for both sale and rental, unless the works are sculptural or unframed.
 We determine the rental cost; it is based on the purchase price of the artwork.
 The gallery receives a sales commission of 40% and a rental commission of 50%.
 If the work has not sold by the end of the 12 month consignment, it is returned to the artist.
 Please note that we only accept artwork submissions directly from the artist, their representation,
or their estate. We do not re-sell from private collections.
 We do accept student artwork.

How to submit?

 Please email sgermano@ottawaartgallery.ca and include “Submission: Commercial Gallery” in the
subject line NO LATER THAN 30 April, 2017. No more than 5 artworks can be submitted per jury.

Please include:
 Digital images of the artworks submitted.
 A detailed list of works that include title, date of creation, medium, size and
purchase price.
 An artist statement, a CV or both.

OAG Boutique

The submission will be juried by both gallery staff and selected representatives from the local arts community. The deadline for submissions is no later than 30 April, 2017 and applicants will be informed in April of the jury’s decision.

About the Gallery Boutique:

 The products in the boutique will be either purchased or consigned by the Ottawa Art Gallery.
Pieces that are consigned are done so for a 12 month period. If sold, the Gallery boutique receives
a 40% sales commission.
 We are looking for handmade items such as: jewellery, ceramics, greeting cards, children’s toys,
stationery (notebooks, zines, etc.), fashion accessories (scarves, hats, etc.) as well as any other
handmade goods.

How to submit:

 Please email the following to sgermano@ottawaartgallery.ca and include “Submission: Gallery
Boutique” in the subject line no later than 30 April, 2017. Please include:
 Digital images of your products
 Your company website
 A brief description of you and your products which includes the wholesale/retail
costs.