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The Carriage Barn Arts Center
is having an open call for entries
for our annual contemporary art show
Spectrum: What’s Now/What’s New.

Deadline for entires: Mar. 9, 2018.

For the prospectus and submission information, it is online at

Alexandria Museum of Art
31st September Competition
Juried Exhibition
July 6 – October 20, 2018


· All artists over the age of 18 – working in any medium – are eligible.
· All work must be original and must have been completed in the last two years (2016 or later).
· AMoA encourages artists working in video and other experimental media to submit entries for judging.

· By entering the competition, the artist agrees that all entered work will be available for exhibition if chosen. No substitutions will be allowed.
· Each artist may submit TWO full view works of art with a non-refundable entry fee of $40. (Additional works, including views and details of 3D works may be submitted for a fee $20 per each entry.)
· Entries will be blind juried by digital images.
· All digital images submitted must be smaller than 5MB and saved as a JPG at the highest resolution possible. Video files must be a maximum of 100 MB.
· Deadline for entry is April 12, 2018.

Call for Artists
Harrison Public Library

Artists who are interested in exhibiting at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Avenue, Harrison, NY for approximately one month during 2019 are invited to submit samples of their artwork for review by a Juried Art Committee sponsored by the Harrison Council for the Arts.

Eleven artists will be awarded one person shows by our jury, with three alternate artists chosen as well, should unexpected circumstances prevent artists from exhibiting according to schedule. Group shows (2, 3 or 4 persons) will also be considered provided these artists register and submit work together. For group shows, all entrants must be chosen.

If you are interested in competing for one of these shows, please bring samples to the Harrison Public Library, Halperin Building, 2 Bruce Avenue, Harrison, NY on Friday, May 18, 2018 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. All artists must pick up their samples on Saturday, May 19, 2018 between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m.

Two-dimensional art only is eligible and the samples must be in the form of two different pieces of the actual art (preferably framed), 12 copies of the artist’s work either in the form of 35mm slides or photos or prints (all different/representational of the artist’s work), and a resume.

If you choose to participate, you will be notified of the jury’s decision by mail no later than June 30, 2018. If awarded exhibit time, you will be asked to call Dan Briem at the Library (914/835-0324) and provide three choices for a monthly exhibit in 2019 (first come-first served; March is not available). If Dan is not available, please be sure to leave a voicemail message.

We will confirm your exhibit date by mail and at that time you will be asked to sign the Art Exhibit Agreement, which must be returned immediately. The applicable fee is due three months prior to the exhibit date.

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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:


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!

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