call for entry: Tiny Acts Topple Empires

DEC 15th Deadline
The Woskob Family Gallery is delighted to announce an open call for the upcoming exhibition Tiny Acts Topple Empires. The exhibition will be curated by guest curator Heather Darcy Bhandari.
Bhandari invites artists to consider the manifold expressions of rebellion, and how they might be manifested in contemporary art. The exhibition takes its title from a quote in a 2004 essay by Danusha Goska, in which she writes, “when we study the biographies of our heroes, we learn that they spent years in preparation, doing tiny, decent things before one historical moment propelled them to center stage and used them to tilt empires.” The curator will consider work that engages with all types of rebellion: formal, material, political, and otherwise. Artworks engaging with notions of rupture, disruption, and change are sought. The works selected will be on display at the Woskob Family Gallery in downtown State College, PA from March 29 – June 2, 2018.
Heather Darcy Bhandari is a New York City-based curator, writer, and arts advocate. Her book Art/Work, written with Jonathan Melber, will be published in its second edition by Free Press this month. Bhandari was a Director at Mixed Greens gallery in New York City from 2000 to 2016 before becoming Director of Exhibitions at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, New York. Bhandari is currently developing independent curatorial projects, teaches at Brown University, and serves on the board of directors of visual art at Omi International Art Center.
ELIGIBLITY AND TERMS
  • Any practicing artist creating work in the United States, with the exception of those currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree-granting program, is eligible to submit. The gallery is best-suited to displaying two-dimensional work, but can consider smaller and/or wall-mounted sculptural work and video. There are no size restrictions, but please note that wall height from ceiling to baseboard is 100”.
  • There is a $20 submission fee. All fees go directly into offsetting administrative and programming costs for this new, not-for-profit space.
  • Artists are responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery. All work will be insured under the gallery’s comprehensive policy while on gallery premises.
  • Artwork submitted must be ready to hang, with clear instructions and hanging hardware, if necessary. Unframed drawings are acceptable if they can be hung with artist’s tape or other archival means.
  • Artists may submit up to 3 images for consideration alongside their CV and artist’s statement. Please title your file names: “Last Name_Artwork Title.”

Apply here.

call for entry: By Hand

December 1, 2017 entry deadline

(January 19–March 3, 2018) open to all artists and artists working in pottery. Original work, no previous works, size limited to doorway, and must be for sale. By Hand is an international biennial fine craft competition. Handcrafted items include everything from furniture, elegant vases and jewelry boxes to wall hangings, pottery and sculpture made by hand from glass, clay, wood, metal and fiber.

Work selected by December 19th.

Fee: 40 for three entries.

Juror: Brigitte Martin. Contact Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon St. #100, Roseville, California; tony@bluelinearts.org; 916-783-4117.

call for artists: IV. International Ceramics Triennial UNICUM 2018


Organized by the National Museum of Slovenia
17th May – 30th September 2018

The National Museum of Slovenia is setting up IV. International Ceramics Triennial UNICUM 2018. The emphasis is on popularization as well as presentation of contemporary ceramics as an independent area in the field of artistic creation. Triennial is a connection between international and Slovene area and it gives a fresh insight into artistic ceramics. Its intention is searching for elementary artistic research in connection to contemporary thought. We are looking for new concepts, technologies and innovative research in the field of ceramic art that are connected to contemporary life.
IV. International Ceramics Triennial UNICUM 2018 contains competitive part and accompanying events and exhibitions all over Slovenia. The National Museum of Slovenia will host the competitive part of the Triennial as well as the international exhibition of ceramics of students from Art Schools and Academies chosen by the invited mentors. All the addresses of locations, where exhibitions and events will take place, and all the timetables will be announced at our web site (www.unicum.si).  

Regulations
Call for application is international and public. Any individual artist or group of artists working in the field of ceramic art may participate in the IV. International Ceramics Triennial UNICUM 2018. Ceramic artworks may include other materials which must not predominate. Each participant is allowed to submit up to two artworks or two projects consisting of several ceramic elements. Due to the limitations of the exhibition space one object must not exceed the dimensions 1.5x1x1 m, one project must not exceed the dimensions 2x2x2 m, two-dimensional artworks (suitable for hanging on the wall) must not exceed the dimensions 4×3 m. By applying, the artist assures that each ceramic artwork was created within the last three years. Members of the organizing committee, international jury are not allowed to take part in the competitive part of the Triennial. The works selected for the exhibition will be chosen by the international jury on the basis of the received documentation. The costs of sending and returning the artworks must be covered by the author.

Full application detail can be found here: www.unicum.si/application2018.htm