CALL FOR ARTISTS
Various open calls for visual artists, writers and musicians.
Explore the many opportunities by downloading the PDF's or following the web links.
Calling All Artists! Unwrapped: an exhibit of small works for the holidays
November 17 - December 16, 2017 | Lobby Gallery | Dahl Arts Center
Application Deadline: Monday, October 30
Do you love receiving original art for the holidays? So does everyone else!
This exhibit features small, original works by local artists, just in time for the holiday season. All mediums welcome, including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, collage, fiber arts, ceramics and jewelry. In keeping with the idea that our visitors like to give and receive handmade gifts of art during the holidays, we have set a framed size limit of 144 square inches (e.g. 12” x 12”) maximum for each entry with the understanding that all of these original artworks will be offered for sale. This is a juried show with no entry fee and is open to all artists to submit.
The work will be prominently displayed in the Lobby Gallery during the holiday season which includes our annual Holiday Art Market. Join us for a joint reception with Jerry Root on Friday, November 17 from 5 - 7pm at the Dahl Arts Center. This is also the first night of the Holiday Art Market.
Download the full call to artists below
First Peoples Fund - One-Year Artist Fellowships
Application Deadline: October 31, 2017
Through our Artists in Business Leadership and Cultural Capital Fellowships, First Peoples Fund partners with Native artists and culture bearers to strengthen their business skills and to ensure that art, culture and ancestral knowledge are passed from one generation to the next.
Twenty to twenty-five artists are selected annually for First Peoples Fund's one-year fellowship programs. Fellows receive $5,000 project grants, technical support and professional training to start or grow a thriving arts business and to further their important work in their communities.
Applicants Must be an enrolled member or provide proof of lineal descendancy of a U.S. federally recognized tribe, a state recognized tribe, or be an Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian.
More information HERE.
16th Annual Juried Fine Art Auction fundraiser
Application Deadline: November 10, 2017
Advocacy for Visual Arts (AVA) is a not for profit organization in NE Wyoming dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the visual arts in our region. The annual event promotes contemporary visual arts and artists. Proceeds from the event help AVA to offer artists, at-risk youth, local clubs, K-12 and college students, seniors and the general public the opportunity to have a place to learn and grow through art. In addition to the juried auction, the event includes an open silent auction, a raffle, and invitational selling exhibition.
Get all the info HERE.
'Deck the Walls' Call for Artists
Application Deadline: Friday, November 11, 2017
NEAN, Northeast Artists Network is putting out a call for artists to join in the annual ‘Deck the Walls’ art show in Watertown, SD.
Artwork may be in any form. Some of the past displays have included: paintings, photography, mixed media, pottery, batik, jewelry, computer arts, wood carving and more.
For new and experienced artists, this is a great way to showcase your art and network with other artists.
For more info Ralph Wamsher - email@example.com
Black Hills Winter American Indian Art Market and Sale
Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Fee: $75 early bird fee, $100 after November 1, 2017
Booth may be shared by two artists or families
Limit 50 booths.
Work will be juried for appropriateness and compliance with criteria by RAI staff
All medium of original art and craft acceptable
Work must show proof of tribal ancestry.
Exhibitor must be the creator of the work or a member of his/her family.
Send check for entry fee, made payable to Rural America Initiative (RAI), and contact information by November 14 to:
Rural America Initiative, Att: Deborah Gangloff
628 1/2 6th St. Suite 201
Rapid City, SD 57701
Or email completed entry to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail check separately to the address noted above.
Questions? Contact Deborah Gangloff, email@example.com, 605.341.3339.
Artist Residencies at Retreat at Pointer's Ridge
Application Deadline: November 19, 2017
Artists in any media are encouraged to find the space and time they need to work on new or ongoing projects. There is no deadline for 2017, but applications must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to intended residency dates. Weekend, weekly or monthly residencies are available now through November 19, 2017.
More information can be found HERE.
Call for Artists - Salina Biennial: Contemporary Art from the
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2017
The Salina Art Center seeks submissions from artists currently working in the Mountain-Plains region of the United States for its inaugural biennial exhibition of contemporary art, February 21‒May 20, 2018. Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, will adjudicate.
Submission is open to all visual artists working in the Mountain-Plains region (Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming). Work completed in 2016 or 2017, in any medium, is eligible. Entries must be submitted via online form (goo.gl/twDNgz) by November 30, 2017.
Get all the info HERE.
WyoPoets Eugene V. Shea National Poetry Contest
Entries Accepted: October 1 - December 15, 2017
The WyoPoets invite submissions to the 2018 Eugene V. Shea National Poetry Contest beginning October 1, 2017 through the postmark deadline of Dec. 15, 2017. First prize is $100, second place $50, third $30, and fourth $20. Up to five honorable mentions will be awarded. Poems, published or unpublished, of up to 40 lines, including title and line breaks, are eligible. Entry fee is $3 plus $1 per poem entered, no limit on number of poems entered.
This annual contest is named in honor of Eugene V. Shea of Hanna, a long-time member and past president of WyoPoets. Shea chaired the national contest for eight years, represented WyoPoets at numerous meetings of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, and served as a juror for poetry contests in other states. A prolific writer, he wrote more than 1,300 poems and published eight volumes of poetry.
For guidelines and instructions on how to enter, visit the WyoPoets website HERE. Questions may be directed to Katie Smith, contest chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of poems together with correct entry fees to WyoPoets Contest, Attn: Katie Smith, 13287 Hwy 59 North, Gillette, Wyoming 82716.
Artists Needed to Create Two New 3D Sculptures on Mount Rushmore Road
Deadline: Midnight, December 15, 2017
Wyss Associates, Inc, along with the Rapid City Arts Council, invites artists to submit artwork for a city project designed to beautify our community and see their original work displayed publicly in Rapid City.
Get all the information HERE.
Museum of Visual Materials – Main Gallery & Faithe Gallery
Application Deadline: December 31, 2017
The Museum of Visual Materials has two galleries for art, the Main Gallery and the Faithe Gallery. Information on both spaces is listed below. If you are interested in learning more or completing an application, contact Anna at email@example.com.
Gallery Requirements & Information Here.
MUSEUM OF VISUAL MATERIALS
500 N. Main Ave
Sioux Falls, SD, 57104
Artist Drop-in Workspaces
Do you need workspace but are not ready to commit to a full-time studio? Be a part of the passionate and creative community at Racing Magpie, and be surrounded by other artists and visionaries from the community while working on your artwork on your own schedule. They have recently unveiled our new drop-in program for artists. Stop by their space and you will have access to select workspaces, wifi, coffee, common areas and equipment. Suggested rate for pay as you go is $10/day.
More info HERE.
Call to Artists ~ Piedmont Valley Library
Piedmont Vally Library are always looking to showcase local talent and fill out their yearly calendar! If you are a local artist interested in exhibiting your work, please contact them at 605-718-3663.
For more info, click HERE.
Calling All Artists, Musicians and Healers
The Rapid City Regional Cancer Institute has developed an innovative new program called Healing Arts. The program provides cancer patients and their families, art instruction, music, yoga and massage. All of which are instrumental in healing from cancer. This is also a great way for cancer patients to get to know one another and realize they are not alone in their fight. We are looking for artists, musicians and healers to be a part of this dynamic program to help enhance the quality of life for cancer patients!
For more information call Jennifer 605.786.8863