residency opportunity: Lux Center for the Arts

2018-2019 Year Long Residencies: Applications due April 1, 2018 for residencies beginning August of 2018. Three positions available: two for ceramics, and one for painting, drawing, metals, fibers, or mixed media. Artists with more than one area of expertise and a strong desire to teach are preferred. This residency can be extended an additional year if both the LUX and the artist agree.

Eligibility

MFA or BFA in studio art. Residencies are granted based on quality of work, community-mindedness, and experience. Residents teach a variety of classes to all age levels, so experience teaching is preferred.

Residency Benefits

Studio Access – All residents are entitled to a free studio space (shared or private depending on medium and space available), 24-hour access to the building, and use of equipment in the studio area to which they applied. Ceramics residents have access to regularly stocked clay and glaze materials and use of kilns in exchange for studio maintenance duties. All residents can buy materials from the LUX at cost.

Exhibition Opportunities – All residents are offered exclusive representation in the sales gallery for the duration of their residency. Residents of a year or longer are also given a solo exhibition during one of the final months of their residency. There are also one large and one small experimental gallery where residents can try their hand at curating group exhibitions as well as students and community shows.

Teaching Experience – Residents have priority for paid teaching opportunities including community art classes for youth and adults. Residents with an MFA or BFA in painting, metals or ceramics may have the opportunity to teach college art classes for Doane College-Lincoln campus, held at the LUX.

Materials Stipend – Residents receive an $80 a month stipend that is intended to help purchase art supplies.

Additional Benefits – Residents also receive 30% off artwork and 50% off classes and workshops. Weekly open figure drawing sessions are free for artists-in-residents.

Apply by visiting https://www.luxcenter.org/AIR

call for artists: European Prize for Applied Arts 2018

The European Prize for Applied Arts aims to reward the best creations of contemporary expression in applied arts and craftsmanship. The exhibitors and the winners of the WCC-BF “Master Prize” (3.500€) and the WCC-Europe “Young Talent Prize” (3.000€) are chosen by a jury of international experts on the basis of criteria of artistic merit, technical mastery and innovation

Monumentality-fragility

The European Prize for Applied Arts will coincide with an exhibition devoted to Niki de Saint-Phalle at the Art Museum of Mons. Her work can be described as both monumental and fragile, the strong colour palette, exuberant proportions, the power and the violence allude to a monumental character from which a palpable fragility is released. De Saint-Phalle’s work is reflective of the challenges that she faced in her private life and provided insight and commentary on societal tensions of the time. Artists are asked to take inspiration from the paradoxical and at times dualistic nature of her work.

How to participate?

Read the rules and regulations and fill in the form on the WCC-BF’s website. Deadline is 15th of February 2018.