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Market and Presentation Opportunities for April


Each month, we curate a list of market and presentation opportunities available to West Virginian artists and creatives. To receive these opportunities as well as upcoming workshops and classes; a round-up of our top blog posts; updates on recent additions to resource library; and more in your inbox each month, sign up to receive our monthly Tamarack Foundation U Dispatch. Select that you are an “Artist or Arts Organization” through our email sign-up form »

If you have an opportunity to share, please email it to Tamarack Foundation Program Director Emma Fisher at [email protected]


 

In West Virginia

 

The Best of West Virginia Open Juried Exhibition
Deadline: April 18
Location: Beckley, WV
Fee: $20
Artwork Accepted: All (No Nude Figure Studies or Graphic Imagery)*
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Every year, TAMARACK: The Best of West Virginia and the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts celebrate West Virginia artists and artisans by showcasing their creativity and talent in this special juried competition. We encourage artists and artisans working in all media to submit up to two (2) entries of their work to be considered for inclusion in this juried exhibition. Artists working in multiple media are eligible to enter work from up to three (3) media categories. However, a separate application and entry fee is required for each additional media. Please review the following details closely, as they explain how to submit images of your artwork and other application materials which are required to be considered by the jury for the 2016 Best of West Virginia Open Juried Exhibition. Prizes available.

Randolph County Community Arts Center Juried Photography Exhibition
Deadline: April 18
Location: Elkins, WV
Fee: $30 (Non-members)
Artwork Accepted: Photography
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The Randolph County Community Arts Center 2016 Juried Photography Exhibition will take place July 8 – August 16 and is open to both professional and amateur photographers over 18 years old. All styles of photography are accepted where traditional and digital photographic processes were integral to creation. No video or 3-D work. All photographs must be the original work of the submitting artist, completed since January 2012. Submissions must be appropriate for viewing by all ages.

Charles Town’s WV Fest
Deadline: April 29
Location: Charles Town, WV
Fee: $30
Artwork Accepted: Inquire with event organizers
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The WV Fest will take place on June 18th, 2016 in the historic streets of downtown Charles Town. Crafters of handmade items are invited to become a vendo, musicians and food vendors are also needed.

The River 2016: Biennial Juried Exhibition
Deadline: May 2
Location: Parkersburg, WV
Fee: $40
Artwork Accepted: All (Except time-based media, performance art, and installations)
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The Parkersburg Art Center’s competitive exhibition, The River, showcases the wealth of creative work that is being done by artists living in West Virginia and Ohio. Artists must be at least 18 years of age and reside in West Virginia or Ohio, artists may submit up to five (5) works of original art in two- or three-dimensional media.

City of Charleston Public Art Project
Deadline: May 13
Location: Charleston, WV
Fee: None
Artwork Accepted: Painting / Murals
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The City of Charleston is requesting proposals and qualifications for a continuation of the project formerly known as the Peer to Pier Public Art Project. During the summer of 2016, murals will be applied to the 9 interstate support piers on both sides of Lee Street. Part of the ongoing revitalization and beautification of the City of Charleston through the arts, the goal of this project continues to be the enhancement of the connection between the West Side and the downtown. The City will select 9 artists for the project; each artist will paint one pier.

Wild ‘n Wonderful Arts & Crafts Festival 2016
Deadline: June 1
Location: Ripley, WV
Fee: $175-$450**
Artwork Accepted: Inquire with event organizers
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Held July 2 – 4, the Wild and Wonderful Arts and Crafts Festival is dedicated to bringing the community together through arts and entertainment. We have a lineup of artisans whose works include handmade crafts and local musicians, and also offer a selection of food from well-known concessions in the area. Our mission is to provide a venue where artists around the country can share their work with a large audience. We also consider it our task to offer an occasion where people in Ripley, WV and surrounding areas can share and enjoy an enjoyable Fourth of July weekend with their friends and family.

**Application fee and booth fee are the same. Fee will be returned if applicant is not accepted into the festival.


 

Across the Region

 

Lancaster County Art Association National Juried Exhibition
Deadline: April 9
Location: Strasburg, PA
Fee: $15
Artwork Accepted: Painting (oil/acrylic on canvas/panel; water-media on paper)
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The Lancaster County Art Association announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, June 19 – July 28, 2016 in Starsburg, PA. $3500 in cash prizes. Juror: Neyshabur Grassi. Open to all original work in all media.

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 37th Juried Exhibition
Deadline: April 15
Location: Millersburg, PA
Fee: $30
Artwork Accepted: Water-media on paper
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The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society seeks entries for a juried art exhibition at the Ned Smith Center for Nature & Art in Millersburg, PA. Over $14,000 in cash and merchandise. Juror of Selection: Paul Jackson; Juror of Awards: Jime McFarlane. Open to artists over 18 working with water media on paper. Original work created after July 2013 and never shown in any juried show. Max size is 40 inches. Your source material must be your own design or your own photograph. No prints, copies, class work or digital work allowed.

Metro Montage XVI
Deadline: April 9
Location: Marietta, GA
Fee: $40
Artwork Accepted: All
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The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, July 9 – September 11, 2016 in Marietta, Georgia. First Place: $750, Second Place: $500, Third Place $250. Juror: Kelsey Moran, Curator of MCMA. Artists are financially responsible for shipment of artwork to and from MCMA.

Spartanburg Art Museum Call for Exhibition Proposals
Deadline: April 30
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Fee: $30
Artwork Accepted: All
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The Spartanburg Art Museum is seeking proposals for solo and group exhibitions for 2017 and 2018. We are interested in all types of work that address contemporary issues and concerns, use traditional materials in unusual ways, and elevate our visitors’ experience to new levels of participation and engagement. Any individual, collective, or group of artists located regionally, nationally, or internationally may apply. All mediums and themes will be considered for exhibitions.

Sweetwater Arts Center Summer Solo Exhibition
Deadline: May 2
Location: Sewickley, PA
Fee: $30
Artwork Accepted: All (Except Video/Film)
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Sweetwater invites emerging and established artists who reside within 200 miles of Pittsburgh to submit artwork for an opportunity to have an 8 week solo exhibition in our gallery. Submit 10 images of artwork created within the last 3 years, an artist statement and CV. Exhibition will take place June-July 2016.

6th Annual Workhouse Clay International 2016
Deadline: May 4
Location: Lorton, VA
Fee: $30
Artwork Accepted: Ceramics
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The Workhouse Arts Center (WAF) is proud to announce a call for entries for its 6th Annual Workhouse Clay International Ceramics Exhibition 2016. This 6th Annual Workhouse Clay International Ceramics Exhibition is an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural ceramic artworks. The Workhouse Arts Center is excited to continue promoting the best of contemporary ceramic artwork being created throughout the USA and for the first time open it up to ceramic artists from Canada. Cash awards available.

DANK MEMES: Stories of Cultural Viruses
Deadline: June 12
Location: Savannah, GA
Fee: $25
Artwork Accepted: All
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When Richard Dawkins first coined the word “meme” in 1976, he gave examples which included melodies, catch phrases, fashion trends and even the technology of building arches. Put simply, memes are cultural viruses; they’re ideas spread throughout our collective consciousness with a speed we can scarcely observe. As memes mutate and shift — seeding and replicating in the minds of ever-growing numbers of people — their popularity and trending lifespan become signposts which define broader cultural moments. Non-Fiction Gallery invites you to dig deep and decode the cultural viruses that live in you: show us your dank memes.


 

Across the Nation

 

Field Projects Gallery 
Deadline: April 9
Location: New York, NY
Fee: $25
Artwork Accepted: All
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Emerging and mid-career artists are invited to submit their work for consideration in our May 2016 exhibition: Show #31. All submissions will be considered by our Guest Curator Jesse David Penridge (Director, James Cohan Gallery, NY) for Show #31 and the accompanying online show. Simultaneously, Field Projects Panel will be considering the submissions for future group shows, solo shows, and art fairs. With your submission you will get 3 opportunities: 1. Show #31 curated by Jesse David Penridge. 2. Online Exhibition curated by Jesse David Penridge and Field Projects. 3. Future Exhibitions at Field Projects, Outside Exhibitions by our FP panel members and Art Fairs. Field Projects is an NYC-based project space located in the heart of Chelsea’s gallery district. As an artist run space, we are committed to opening the field of exhibition opportunities to other working artists.

2016 Artist for Artists Project’s Williams Prize in Drawing Exhibition
Deadline: May 15
Location: Simsbury, CT
Fee: $35
Artwork Accepted: Drawing (Emerging Artists Only)
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The Williams Prize in Drawing for Emerging Artists is designed for applicants who are creating 2D drawings with either traditional methods, or more experimental contemporary approaches and materials, excepting digitally created or enhanced art. Drawing media that are encouraged include, but are not limited to, chalk, charcoal, color pencil, Conté, graphite, marker, metal-point, pastel, and pen & ink. There is no theme that must be suggested by the artist, but all art must be original and completed independently within the past 5 years (i.e. 2011-present). “Emerging artists” are those artists who self-identify as “emerging” rather than “mid-career” or “established” artists. Applicants may be recent graduates or currently enrolled in any BFA or MFA degree-granting art school in the United States, working in an “atelier” school, working independently on their art without any institutional affiliation, or even working in some teaching capacity. There are no upper age limits for artists.

National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society 26th Annual “Best of America” Exhibition
Deadline: June 15
Location: Orleans, MA
Fee: $60-$100
Artwork Accepted: Painting (Oil & Acrylic)
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The National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invites oil and acrylic painters from all across North America to apply to our annual exhibit honoring the best in oil and acrylic painting. The ‘Best of America’ is a juried competition open to members of NOAPS. The annual membership is $50 and can be paid when entering this exhibit or through the Membership Link at www.NOAPS.org. NOAPS has been showcasing the talents of oil and acrylic painters since 1991. Cash awards available.

* Please note we attempt to assess the types of artwork accepted from available information provided to us, but strongly encourage artists to closely review details and inquire with opportunity providers if they are uncertain.