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Call for Artists
The City of New Haven (CT) Percent for Art program will commission a work of art for Strong 21st Century Communications Magnet & Lab School, a new pre-K-4 school on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University projected to open in 2019.

For consideration, send the following to by June 16, 2018:
1. Artist statement, CV, and biography (1 PDF)
2. 5 Images* of past work (JPG or PNG, 2MB-5MB, preferably 1024 x 728 px) or 1 video (>1 minute, in .mov format) and 4 still images
3. Image list (Title, Date, Media, Dimensions)

All mediums considered. Artists working in three-dimensional mediums (sculpture and architectural integration) encouraged to apply. Open to artists in all locations. Preference is given to artists in Connecticut and New England.

Additional information:
Percent for Art Program:
School/site info:
Questions: Liz Acas, Percent for Art Coordinator, at


2018 Summer Arts Festival in Essex, CT
Spectrum Gallery announces a Call for Representational and Abstract Painters, Sculptors, Illustrators, Photographers, Original Printmakers, Fabric Artists, Glass and Wood Artisans, Jewelry Designers and Crafters for the 2018 Essex Town Green Outdoor Summer Arts Festival! Open to visual artists working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil and charcoal, paper, mixed media, fabric, glass, wood, stone and clay.

The Summer Festival in Essex is Saturday, June 9 (10-5pm) and Sunday, June 10 (11-5pm) and will be limited to 50 local and regional fine artists and artisans. This event is free for guests. The location, Essex Town Green, 12 Main Street, Essex CT, is a highly visible (and beautiful!) spot in this charming New England destination. It’s particularly special in the summer as it’s a walking town with a large tourist influx who come to enjoy art, great restaurants and the marina.

If you are in the Festival, you can also submit work for consideration in our concurrent 6-week long exhibit at the Gallery in Centerbrook, CT (May 25-July 8, 2018), Essex Green Summer Arts Festival Group Show. Receiving for this show is May 14-18…so the deadline for submission is imminent. Only artists participating in the Essex Arts Festival are invited to submit for this show. There is no specific theme. Note the Essex Green can only display a limited number of booths so, please, submit early to the festival and then after acceptance into the festival submit as soon as possible to the gallery group show which opens two weeks ahead of the Essex Green Festival. And finally, another opportunity for those involved in the Gallery Show and Festival is to present and sell work in our online shop and gallery, Spectrum Anytime.


Festival Fee: $80 nonrefundable Festival Group Rate: $120 (Maximum 2 artists per tent) Contact: Barbara Nair Gallery Director Spectrum Gallery Phone: (860) 767-0742 Email: Website:


5th Annual Tri-State Juried Exhibition
August 17th to September 23rd, 2018

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION Monday, July 16th, 2018

Eligibility: Open to all artists, 18 years and older, residing in the Tri-State area (Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey) Media: drawing, painting, photography, digital art, and mixed media. Three-dimensional work must be accompanied by a pedestal or base upon delivery of art. All work must be original (no giclee prints) and have been completed within the last two years.

Specifications: Works must be framed (or have exhibition quality finished edges) with screw-eyes and wire attached ready for hanging. Maximum dimensions: 48” wide x 72” high Minimum dimensions: 16” x 20” framed; no smaller than 16” in any dimension 3D work: maximum dimensions: 5’ high and 24” wide including base, which must be provided. An installation photograph must be provided upon acceptance for work that needs to be installed by artist. Artist must be available for installation after juror places work. No substitution of accepted works will be installed. Work not meeting specifications will be disqualified

Juror / Curator: Krista Scenna is an independent curator and gallerist based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her undergraduate degree in Art History & Spanish from the University of Pennsylvania and a graduate degree in interdisciplinary contemporary art from New York University’s Draper Program. Scenna has worked for the ICA in Philadelphia, the Queens Museum, the Whitney Museum of Art and New Museum of Contemporary Art in various capacities. As the co-owner of Ground Floor Gallery in Brooklyn, Scenna connects emerging artists with new art buyers. She is also a proud member of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD) and serves on the board of Arts Gowanus and the advisory committees of the Brooklyn Arts Council and the New York City Department of Transportation.

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Greenwich Art Society
Member Flinn Show 2018
“Parallel Visions, Realism & Abstraction”
July 25 - August 15, 2018

RECEIVING: Sat. & Sun., July 21 & 22 from 2-4 pm at the Flinn Gallery.

WHO: GAS Members only. Artists may renew/join at entry. Art previously shown in GAS juried exhibit is not eligible for reshow. Work completed prior to 2016 not accepted.

REQUIRED: All entrants are required to sign up for a gallery attendant shift to sit in the Gallery during the show. Only accepted artists are required to gallery sit during open shifts. Entering your work constitutes agreement to this condition***

DISPLAY/SIZE: No POR. Wall-hung: Max size 6’h x 5’w x 8”d. 15 lb. max weight. ALL work must have screw eyes and wire attached ready for hanging. No saw tooth hardware or fishing line accepted. Unframed stretched canvas must be at least 1.25” deep. All other works must be framed. Sculpture: Limited to 8’ height & 12 sq. ft. floor area. (i.e. 3’ x 4’). Provide own base.

CATEGORIES: All 2 and 3-D original art / media welcome. Fiber and Ceramic art encouraged. No giclee prints / copies.

FEE: Two piece limit. 1 piece $35 / 2 pcs. $50. Cash and checks only. Artists may renew or join at entry or on our website via PayPal prior to art drop off and must present PayPal receipt at drop off.

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The Beauty of Appropriation
International Call for Artists
October 4-6, 2018

$ 45.00 EARLY BIRD deadline: August 1st, 2018
$ 75.00 REGULAR Deadline: August 30th, 2018

WINNER Announcement: September 5th, 2018 via our web-site:


Open call 2018
Residency and retreat in Italy La Macina di San Cresci

Find inspiration in the timeless Tuscan countryside! Live and work in the shadow of the oldest church in all of Chianti, built in the 10th century, painstakingly restored by two lifelong art lovers skilled in design and architecture. La Macina di San Cresci overlooks the classic Tuscan town of Greve in Chianti and is located just a short drive from Florence and Siena. La Macina di San Cresci is a unique place where artists can live and work together in historic buildings surrounded by gorgeous hillsides dotted with vineyards and olive groves. La Macina offers guest artists the chance to recharge and reset by enjoying walks in the countyside, moonlit dinners in the garden with plenty of delicious food, wine, and friends, and a spacious studio to create new work. La Macina operates year round and accepts residency applications on a rolling basis (there are no deadlines!). At La Macina, artists can find whatever sort of process they need; we have a thriving and close-knit community made up of visiting artists and local friends, but there is plenty of peace and quiet for those who seek relaxation and escape. Residents can take classes in fresco, watercolor, Florentine artisanal upholstery, paper decoration, and more. Artists will also have the opportunity to explore the surrounding areas on outings to local sites with cultural and historical significance. We are happy to arrange other activities, like Italian language lessons and cooking classes. We actively promote the work of all our artists through exhibition, open studios, and features on our website and social media. We also publish a yearbook called “The Artistic Time” in order to share the work of all our resident artists with our network. Partners and families are welcome!

Apply now (NO FEE TO APPLY!) How to apply:

For further information please visit our website where you can find a gallery of pictures and videos of the residency, a list of exhibitions and past guest artists, and you can browse our yearbooks and read testimonials in the Guest Book. Don't hesitate to contact us with questions:


AreaArtist New Member Jurying

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when artists, interested in joining our online community,

can submit their work to our jury.

Our Spring jurying is closed

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