River Run Mural Design: Call for Proposals

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The Downtown Dayton Partnership, Miami Conservancy District, and a team of community partners are seeking an original design to be painted on a concrete flood wall along the Great Miami River.

The goal of this project is to commission a design that highlights or reveals something unique about the recreational, environmental, or aesthetic beauty of the area. The design should serve as a focal point, yet be integrated with the surroundings. This aesthetic improvement will visually connect downtown businesses, the local neighborhood, river enthusiasts, and naturally, art lovers.

Deadline for entry is December 8, 2014.

The call for proposals is for the design only, and the mural does not need to take up the entire wall.  For complete details, download the Call for Submissions form here.

Artists whose designs are selected as Semi-Finalists, will be invited to work with a prequalified painting contractor to create a final Design/Install proposal. Semi-Finalists who submit a complete final Design/Install proposal will receive a $1,500 stipend. The final selected artist will be awarded an additional $5,000 upon completion of the mural.

Submit your design here!

 

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“An Introduction to Appaloosa Genetics,” an OAL Member Curated Exhibition

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Join the Ohio Art League and Upper Arlington’s Concourse Gallery as we host OAL member Ashley Shellhause’s An Introduction to Appaloosa Genetics. Curated by Michael May, Appaloosa Genetics is inspired by Shellhause’s three main interests: science, art, and horses. Through this intriguing and illuminating exhibition, the viewer will be guided through the role research plays in the art of creation.

Join us for the Opening Reception at the Concourse Gallery Thursday, December 11 from 5- 7 in the evening.

According to the informative book, Horse Color Explained, appaloosa horse coloring is controlled by at least five different genes, four of which cause pattern variations. The exhibition is comprised of abstract images that are accompanied with the details of the research to be more accessible to a wider audience.  

An Introduction to Appaloosa Genetics will be on display from December 5, 2014 through January 4, 2015. 

For more information on the artist and to find a collection of works by Shellhause, visit her fine arts website.

Get all the details by checking out OAL’s Press Room.

 

Call for Submissions: Fiberart International 2016

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Fiberart International 2016

Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc.

Society for Contemporary Craft and 

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Pittsburgh, PA 

Exhibition: May 6, 2016 to July 31, 2016

Touring: August 31, 2016 to August 31, 2018

Fiberart International 2016 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium.

This juried exhibition is recognized around the world as a benchmark that documents trends and innovations in the field. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines.

Fiberart International 2016 will feature works by established and emerging artists and will be open to the public from May 6 to July 31, 2016 at Society for Contemporary Craft and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

This 22nd edition in an ongoing series of triennial shows, will be juried by Chunghie Lee, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, and Tali Weinberg.

Entry Requirements:

  • Entries must be original work completed after December 31, 2013
  • Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Collaborative works will be considered as a single entry. Artists submitting both collaborative and individual works must apply separately, and the collaborative team will be considered a separate artist.
  • Work must not exceed 8’6” (2.60m) in any single dimension. Installations larger than 8’6” will be considered only if crate size requirements are met.
  • Work must be original in concept and design and not be the result of a class or workshop. Student work is accepted if it meets the previous statement.
  • All work must be either fiber in content or executed in a fiber technique.
  • All work MUST be available for touring for up to two (2) years beginning August 31, 2016. Work on tour will be insured.

Entry Fee: $40 non-refundable for up to three (3) entries must accompany the application.

Call details, entry requirements, and the entry form are available on CaFÉ:https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2068

Visit website for additional information: fiberartinternational.org/

CONTACT:

Fiberart International

P.O. Box 5478

Pittsburgh, PA 15206-0478

fiberartinternational@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Textile Society, Research Symposium

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Call for Papers 

Textile Society 

Research Symposium

Wellcome Conference Centre

London, England

28th March 2015

The Textile Society is keen to capture the essence of current research activity in the UK. Our first two research symposia in March 2011 and March 2013 were both outstandingly successful. We heard a diverse range of presentations from researchers across the globe who represented many aspects of textiles. Those who attended, whether as members of the audience or as presenters, were very animated by the experience. We received an unprecedented volume of thanks for organising these important events.

To celebrate, encourage, explore and support on-going research into textiles in all their diversity the Society is funding its third research symposium. We are doing so in order that researchers, would-be researchers and anyone interested to know more about what is happening can get together, create links, encourage debate and share information at a central location.

Textiles: New Research Strategies III

Saturday 28th March 2015, Wellcome Conference Centre, Euston Road, London (opposite Euston mainline station) Saturday, 28 March 2015.

If you want to take part and are willing to present a short, sharp 15-minute overview of your research strategies, please contact either Dr Brenda King, Chair of The Textile Society or Dr Lynn Hulse, Editor of TEXT with an outline of your work by 31st January 2015. The abstract should by a maximum of 300 words.

text@textilesociety.org.uk

chair@textilesociety.org.uk

Via: www.textilesociety.org.uk/events

Call For Entries: PAQA-South ARTQUILTSreminisce

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12th Juried Exhibition of Innovative Quilts

The Professional Art Quilters Alliance-South (PAQA-South)

Page-Walker Arts & History Center

Cary, NC

April 22 – June 21, 2015 

Reminisce

Vacations with family, get-togethers with friends, and high school reunions are occasions when we indulge in sharing stories of our past. Vintage cars and old-fashioned clothes can remind us of events from way back when. Stumbling over memorabilia in the attic may evoke nostalgic feelings. Reading a poem or novel could trigger musings of joyful moments. Old photo albums, a favorite song, or the smell of a certain fragrance might even bring us back to a special place in time. We invite you to share memories of long ago or the not-so-distant past. Reminisce a little, then share with us your story in art quilt form.

Specifications

Innovative and original works only. No kits or quilts made in a workshop with the aid of an instructor. Quilts must be multi-layered and joined by stitching. All entries must hang on the wall and not exceed 60 inches in width or height. Free standing 3-D pieces will not be accepted. Quilts may not contain images or text that are protected by copyright unless the artist has obtained written permission by the time of submission. Proof of copyright permissions may be requested by the exhibit committee.

Accepted works may be mounted on stretcher bars or other rigid support as long as the supporting structure is hidden behind the quilt (e.g., gallery wrap). Please note, in the event this exhibit travels, rigid mounted quilts or those with excessive depth may be restricted from traveling. For works consisting of multiple unconnected units (e.g., diptychs or triptychs), each unit will be considered a separate entry.

Preliminary acceptance will be granted based on the acceptance of digital images. Final acceptance will be granted upon the receipt and examination of the quilt. We reserve the right to eliminate entries that do not fit the specified guidelines and omit accepted quilts from the exhibition that do not contain the same qualities as the submitted images. The exhibition committee’s decision is final.

Awards

Cash awards for excellence in design include: 2 Juror’s Choice and 1 Gallery Choice. 

Submission process opens January 1, 2015 and ends at midnight CDT on February 20, 2015

Entry Fee: $25 for PAQA-South members, $35 for nonmembers, for up to three quilts. Online entries pay using PayPal. 

View full Prospectus on website: paqa-south.org/calls-for-entry

Registration Forms: http://paqa-south-juried.org/preview.html

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We would like to congratulate Ohio Art League member, Virginia Kistler, on her acceptance into Roy G Biv Gallery’s annual exhibition IMAGEOHIO 15 along with: Darren Baker, Michelle Burdine, Kimberly Burleigh, Joy Christiansen Erb, Nicole Crock, Toby Kaufmann-Buhler with Nathaniel Bartlett, Virginia Kistler, Ray Klimek, Paula Kraus, Kent Krugh, Tracy Longley-Cook, Lillianna Marie, Anna McDonough, Daniel McInnis, Frederick Needham, Ardine Nelson, The Page Collective, Griffin Pines, Jill Raymundo, Rachel Reisert, Jason Schwab, Kaitlyn Jo Smith, Jessica Wascak, Nick Weiss, Joel Whitaker, and Rachel Yurkovich.

The exhibition contains photography, video and digital art made by Ohio artists.

The opening reception is January 23rd, from 7-9pm and the exhibition runs from January 20th-February 20th at the Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery (546 Jack Gibbs Blvd., Columbus, OH 43125).

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.  There is an artists’ panel discussion on February 20th, from 1pm-2pm.

For more information check out Roy G Biv Gallery’s website: http://roygbivgallery.org/

Photographers, Middletown wants YOU!

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Middletown Arts Center in, get this, Middletown, Ohio presents a call for submissions for the 2015 Photography and Digital Art Competition!

Any and all professional or amateur adult (18+) artists are eligible to submit digital photographs, film stills and photographs, or other digital works of art via the Middletown Arts Center website.

The categories- a total of 7- must be chosen by the entering artist, so choose wisely!

  • Black & White or Sepia
    • Living Things
    • Still Life or Objects in Motion
    • Landscape, Floral or Architectural
  • Digital Artistry
  • Color
    • Living Things
    • Still Life or Objects in Motion
    • Landscape, Floral or Architectural
All images/ entries must be received by DECEMBER 8, 2014
 
The 2015 Photography and Digital Art Competition will be on display and open to the public from January 17 through February 12, 2015. The Opening Reception and awards presentation will be held Jan. 17 from 4- 6 in the evening in the Middletown Arts Center Exhibit Hall.

 

“Works on Paper”: Call for Entries

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Kettering, Ohio’s Works on Paper is a juried exhibition limited to artists living within a 40-mile radius of Dayton (sorry, Columbus and Cincinnati) that work on or with paper as a medium.

This includes, but is not limited to, photography, prints, paintings or drawings on paper, cast paper, paper mache, cardboard, collage, et cetra.

Works must be original, have been completed within the last four years and may not exceed 40 inches in width (not including the frame).

Download the Entry Form!

Sean Wilkinson, a renowned photographer out of RISD and Harvard, will jury from the actual works, so the drop off for entries is Saturday January 3 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., and the following Monday, January 5, 2015 from 12 – 7 p.m. at the Rosewood Gallery.

Works on Paperwill be exhibited from January 25 through February 27, 2015. An Opening Reception is to be held the on the first night of the show from 2- 4 pm in the gallery. 

For a complete list of guidelines and regulations, as well as information regarding the awards and sales, take a gander at the Works on Paper page.

 

Rosewood Gallery shows Ohio educators some love!

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Join Ohio Art League member- artists Kelly Joslin and Richard Jurus in Art Ed: An Art Educators’ Exhibition during Rosewood Gallery’s 2014 Gallery Season!

Art Ed was created in 2011 by the Rosewood Gallery as an opportunity to showcase the arts faculty at the Rosewood Arts Centre, and for Dayton area art educators to present their work to the community.

The exhibition is on display from now through December 12, 2014 at Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio, and a Reception will be held on Saturday, December 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (in conjunction with A Rosewood Holiday Open House).

The gallery is free and open to the public, so check out Art Ed and support your local educators!

Click here for full details regarding the exhibition!

 

“Before They’re Famous” Fall Art Sale at CCAD

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Ohio Art League’s very own Esther Hall, along with Paul Palnik and Rebecca Ibel, is one of the jurors for the Columbus College of Art and Design’s Fall Art Sale, Before They’re Famous; so, you know it’s going to be epic.

Before They’re Famous is to take place in the Loann Crane Center for Design at CCAD on December 6, 2014.

Tickets are available at the door starting at 9 a.m. the day of the sale. Those who arrive from 9- 10 a.m. get the first choicesof these local, pre-famed artists’ goodies at $50 a ticket per person. General Admission is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and tickets are just $5 a person. Who can say no to that?

Support Ohio’s up-and-coming artists on their path to greatness, and don’t miss out on some of the free workshops and demonstrations available to all visitors!

  • Experience Art in the Making
  • How to Buy Artwork
  • Interpreting Art

Parking is free on CCAD lots, and admission sales help fund student scholarships while sale proceeds directly benefit the artists!

Don’t miss this semiannual juried exhibition; over 100 students, alumni, and faculty are participating!

For more information, visit the CCAD event’s page, and we will see you on December 6!