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Call for artists: Art & Roses fine art sale
Art & Roses
fine art sale
to benefit the
Julia Davis Rose Garden
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Julia Davis Park
10 am to 6 pm
Fine art only, no crafts. This event is sponsored by the Centennial Art Group, Inc. and Boise Parks and Recreation. It is open to artists 18 years and older living in Idaho within 125 miles of Boise.
For an application of more information call Susan Kirsch at 938-5741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for artists: Water exhibition in Baker City, Oregon
Let’s explore water – together! The Powder Basin Watershed Council is pleased to collaborate with the Crossroads Carnegie Art Center to sponsor the April open show around the theme "Water." Water is that precious natural resource that inspires yet is essential for our survival. The Council’s goal is to ensure that there is sufficient water to meet all our needs by retaining, restoring, and maintaining healthy water supplies. To do this we work with local citizens, landowners, and various city, county, state and federal agencies.
Water has inspired artists in virtually every medium ranging from music to dance; sculpture to painting; literature to architecture throughout human history. We play in it, drink it; crops and stock depend on it. What inspires you about water? How would you promote better understanding of how critically important water is in our community? Help us spark a dialogue about the meaning of water in our community. The Powder Basin Watershed Council invites you to explore the theme of water in the April 2014 Crossroads Open Regional Show.
For inspiration consider Handel’s "Water Music Suite," and Franz Schubert’s "Trout" Quintet (Piano Quintet in A Major), installations such as Maya Lin’s "Pin River-Hudson" and "Dewpoint 18," and Monet’s Water Lilies Series; Cezanne’s paintings of the Mediterranean in the south of France, such as "Bay of Marseilles, Seen from L’Estaque"; Allen Ginsberg’s poem "Cezanne’s Ports," the architecture and fountains of the Alhambra that inspired music by Debussy, essays by Washington Irving, and tessellations by Escher.
March 31 and April 1 Artwork delivered to Crossroads 9:00am - 5:30pm
April 4 Show opens Reception 5:30 - 8:00pm
April Show hangs thoughout the month of April
April 26 Show closes at 5:00pm
April 28 Artists pick up unsold work, from 9:00am - 5:30pm
• The April open regional show is open to professional and amateur artists aged 18 years and older.
• There is a $10 entry fee for up to three pieces of art. We encourage new work created specifically for the show and a brief statement regarding your interpretation of the theme of water.
• Two cash awards will be chosen: People’s Choice Award ($150) and Gallery Committee Award ($150).
• All work must be original. All paintings must be dry, and ready to hang with screw eyes and wire attached. No sawtooth hangers will be accepted. If artwork has special hanging requirements, please contact gallery.
• Reproductions, works made from kits or under the supervision of an instructor are not eligible.
• If artwork is over 50 lbs. or over 40" x 40", please make arrangements with the gallery prior to March 15, 2014. Hanging and size restrictions may apply.
• It is preferable that the work be for sale. There is a 30% commission for Crossroads members and a 40% commission for non-members.
• We are unable to accept late entries.
If you have any questions regarding the show, please contact Cynthia Newman at 541-523-5369, or at email@example.com
Crossroads Carnegie Art Center
2020 Auburn Avenue, Baker City, OR 97814
Hours 10 am to 5 pm
Monday through Saturday
This show is generously sponsored by
Building Arts Marketing Skills for Independent Artists Webinar
The event is on March 19, please RSVP by March 18, 2014
March 19, 2014 from 10 to 11 am
1008 Main Street, Boise
Join us for coffee and a webinar specifically designed for independent artists focuses on essential questions about the marketplace: How do you accurately price or position your art? How do you find new buyers? Have you clearly identified your target market? What emerging or new markets might you explore? Join us as we delve into marketing strategies and trends to help artists position their art within the defined marketplace for increased sales opportunities. Don’t miss the chance to address marketing initiatives that will encourage new strategies and tactics for increased market presence, resulting in increased revenue.
Send RSVPs by March 18 to KLeclair@cityofboise.org
Call for artists:SHOW OFF! 2014 Spring Fine Art Show & Sale
Application deadline: March 7, 2014
You are invited to participate in Smith & Coelho’s
SHOW OFF! 2014
Spring Fine Art Show and Sale
April 25, 2014
4:00 to 9:00 p.m.
1151 Iron Eagle Road
Eagle, Idaho 83616
Now in our 8th year, our show enjoys valley-wide recognition and publicity. Last spring over 350 attended—a fun, social evening filled with art, music, wine, refreshments, flowers and profits for artists!
SHOW OFF! 2014 will exhibit recent, original works by artists from the Treasure Valley and beyond. Applicants will be juried by selected artists in the area and the show’s committee. A forty dollar ($40) participation fee is due upon applicant’s acceptance.
Artists are asked to exhibit no more than six works that they have completed within the past two years. Ancillary products (cards, prints, small copied items) are acceptable, however, they may not exceed a space limit of 2 ½ ft. x 2 ½ ft. x 3 ft., and they must be displayed in a professional context (rack or surface that the artist supplies). Artists may sell their work during the show and are welcome to keep 100% of their proceeds. Artists must accompany their work during the show.
If you are interested in participating, please complete the enclosed application form and send along with 2 (or more) samples of your recent work, PDF files or photo copies, to the above address (or email: firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 7, 2014 for jury selection. Please title your email: SHOW OFF! APPLICANT. Approximately 25 professional artists will be selected.
One piece of work will be chosen to showcase and market this year’s show. It will be featured in publicity submissions and other printed materials. Indicate on the application if you would like your work to be considered for this purpose.
For more information, contact Vicky Coelho or Pam Slendorn at email@example.com, or call
Betsie Richardson featured at Flying M
Opening reception on March 6, 2014
Flying M Coffee House
500 W. Idaho Street
Come see a modern and often humorous take on still life with locally-derived subjects like Guru donuts and Idaho vegetables. Betsie Richardson will be the featured artist at Flying M Coffee House in downtown Boise in March.
Stop by on March 6 from 5-11 pm for a First Thursday artist's reception
Mixed Media Abstract Design Workshop by Bev Chick
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Bev Chick, The Rose
Mixed Media Abstract Design Workshop
Teacher: Beverly Chick
Description of Class: Learn an interesting and fun method of creating abstract designs using a special kind of slick-surface paper, acrylics, crayon, and razor blades.
Date: Saturday, March 15th
Time: 11 am till 3 pm
Location: The Vine Arts Studio across the street from the Vineyard Church in Garden City, on Bradley Street.
Supplies: Slick surfaced paper, (this is a special kind of paper that can be bought at Quality Art), Acrylic paints in blue, red, yellow, purple, green, black crayon, razor blades.
Cost: Very affordable. It will probably be no more than $8.00 per person.
For more info contact: Bev Chick 375-3165, or Susan Williams 939-3289
Call to artists for annual July Art in the Garden
Application deadline: May 10, 2014
Kurva is a new solo exhibition by Kathleen Probst
Solo Exhibition by Kathleen Probst
January 18 – July 13, 2014
Opening Reception on Thursday, January 30, 2014
from 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Light refreshments and music by Steven Palin
Special Events Center Gallery
located in the west end of the Student Union Building at 1700 University Drive at
Boise State University
Exploring spatial relationships utilizing curved lines and her own signature shapes, fabric artist Kathleen Probst strikes interesting balances between free flowing, organic forms and controlled geometric backgrounds. Influenced by shapes in mid-century modern design and mathematics, Probst creates simple and elegant, yet complex compositions with hand dyed fabrics.
See more of Kathleen's work at kathleenprobst.com
Call to artists for 7th Annual Modern Art Event
Application deadline is March 10, 2014
The Modern Hotel is again opening its rooms for artists to display, show, create live, or perform their work on the First Thursday in May, 2014.
Submission forms available online at the Modern's website or at the front desk starting Monday, February 3rd.
Forms due at the Modern Hotel by March 10th.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery 55 in McCall issues a call to artists
They're looking for working member artists of 3D media
Gallery Fifty-Five, a thriving co-op art gallery in the heart of downtown McCall, seeks three new working member artists of 3D media such as ceramics, wood, metal, stone, mixed media, sculpture or jewelry. Each member works two 6-hour shifts per month.
Please call or visit the gallery at 317 East Lake Street in McCall, or find membership information and application online at galleryfiftyfive.wordpress.com
For more info, call (208) 634-6313
The Atlanta School opens summer 2014
The Atlanta School is a small art and architecture school, in Atlanta, Idaho
The Atlanta School is a small art and architecture school, in Atlanta, Idaho.
Follow us up a rural river road, to the end, and meet us at The Atlanta School this summer.
Discover the small historic town of Atlanta, Idaho perched on the edge of the Sawtooth Wilderness area and afford yourself the luxury of time and total-immersion. Stay in a 100 year old cabin and re-charge your imagination. Take inspiration from nature and disconnect.
The Atlanta School presents its inaugural session, beginning June 2014. Four workshops have been announced with registration beginning February 3. All workshops draw from Atlanta's unique, historic atmosphere, offering students the opportunity to work directly with instructors in a hands-on, low-tech environment.
2014 SUMMER WORKSHOPS
Registration will begin 2/03/2014
Registration deadline 4/18/2014
WRITING IN THE PINES
June 25 - 27, 2014, Instructed by Adrian Kien
June 29 - July 03, 2014, Instructed by Byron Folwell & Amy O'Brien
July 05 - 9, 2014, Instructed by Byron Folwell & Amy O'Brien
SOLITUDE, SETTING & STORY
July 11 - 13, 2014, Instructed by Greg Hahn
ABOUT THE ATLANTA SCHOOL
Situated at the base of Greylock Mountain in Atlanta, Idaho, this small art and architecture school offers a place of refuge and exploration. Primarily focusing on the art of restoration and reclamation, individuals are afforded the luxury of time and total-immersion. While at The Atlanta School, students may room in Atlanta's historic dwellings.
For more information on The Atlanta School, visit TheAtlantaSchool.org
Development & Communications Director
Surel's Place announces a new call for entries
Submission deadline: Friday, March 21, 2014, 4:00 pm
CALL FOR ENTRIES: Garden City Mural Project
CONTACT: Karen Bubb, Surel’s Place Board President, email@example.com or 208-860-2401
DEADLINE: Friday, March 21, 2014, 4:00 PM
Garden City is a hotbed of creativity. Artists, nonprofits,
and business innovators are making Garden City home. Two such organizations—Surel’s Place, an
Artist-in-Residence program on 33rd Street, and
Cinder, a locally-owned winery on 44th Street--are
joining forces to commission a mural with the theme
of “Garden of Creativity” for an alley wall at 107 E.
44th Street (between 44th and 43rd), opposite the
entrance of Cinder’s urban winery and tasting room.
This will be the first of five murals developed for this
site. Adjacent wall spaces will be available for murals
in future years.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to Idaho visual artists.
APPLICATION: Submit by Friday, 3/21/14, 4:00 PM:
The Completed Application Form (included at the end of this document)
Letter of Interest (maximum one pages)
Resume (maximum two pages)
Visual Representation of Examples of Past Work
a. Digital Images Only
b. Up to 10 works
c. 300 DPI, JPG, no larger than 5x7 inches
d. Title each image with first and last name and sequence number
(i.e.: jillsmith01.jpg, jillsmith02.jpg)
e. Provide an image list describing artwork Title, Date, Medium
SUBMISSION: Mail applications on cd or thumb drive to:
PO Box 2004
Boise, ID 83701
SELECTION AND EXHIBITION PROCESS:
A selection panel representing Surel’s Place, Cinder, Garden City-based business and artists will meet,
review applications and choose three finalists. The criteria they will consider are appropriateness of type
of work for this site and quality of the artwork.
Cinder will pay $250 to each finalist, who will create proposals for what they would create on the wall.
April 7 proposals will be submitted and put on display at Surel’s Other Place, a gallery in the mezzanine
level in Cinder’s tasting room; public input will be solicited.
At the end of April, the panel will re-convene and select which mural to fund.
From April to June a crowd-source fundraising effort will raise $5,000 to complete the selected mural.
From July 1st – Sept 5th the mural will be created.
A pre-harvest celebration will be held at Cinder where the “reveal” of the first completed mural will take
place. Garden City dignitaries will be invited, Surel’s place supporters, and wine club members.
Artwork will be owned by the property owner whose building it is on.
Cinder and Surel’s Place will have the right to reproduce the work for sale to raise money for future
Garden City-based cultural activities.
The artist retains the full copyright to the artwork and ability to reproduce it for any other purposes.
||For more info or an application visit surelsplace.org
Call to artists for the Boise Visual Chronicle
Deadline: February 28, 2014 at 4 pm
The Boise Visual Chronicle is a collection of over one hundred artworks by sixty-one Idaho artists that reflects the diverse expression and concerns of artists responding to life in Boise.
Artworks are on public view in several locations including Boise Centre Convention Center, Boise City Hall, Capital City Development Corporation and Boise Airport.
Boise City Department of Arts & History (A&H) announces a biennial call for visual artists to submit existing artwork or proposals for new works to be purchased for Boise' Visual Chronicle.
A&H is seeking submissions from artists working in all media and all genre including, representational, nonrepresentational, abstract, and conceptual works.
Friday, February 28, 2014, 4pm
A five member selection panel, including representation from Boise City Council, A & H, the community, and an artist and/or arts professional, will review applications and select artwork for purchase. The panel may request additional information and may ask to see the actual works under consideration. Recommended works must receive final approval for purchase from Visual Arts Advisory Committee, A & H Commission and Boise City Council.
The panel has an overall budget of up to $20,000 with which to purchase or commission new work. All purchases are at the discretion of the panel. 2-D artwork will be purchased unmatted and unframed, unless otherwise agreed.
Open to all artists 18 years of age or older
Artists must reside in Idaho
Boise City employees are not allowed to compete
Open to all media, both 2- and 3-dimensional (2-D work must be able to hang on the wall and 3-D work must not exceed 3'x3'x3' and 100 lbs.)
Artwork must be original
Materials used in the work must be archival, i.e., meet museum standards of preservation
Existing artwork offered for sale must have been created after 2008
BVC Applications, Boise City Dept. of Arts & History, PO Box 500,
Boise, ID 83701-0500
Dept. of Arts & History,
Boise City Hall,
150 N. Capitol Blvd, 1st Fl, BLDG 2
All applications must include:
Current artist's resume including mailing address, phone, and e-mail (Word Document or PDF)
An Explanatory Statement about the artwork submitted and how it relates to the mission of the Boise Visual Chronicle, not to exceed 250 words OR a proposal for new work and how it relates to the mission of the Boise Visual Chronicle, not to exceed one page (Word Document or PDF)
Up to ten digital files of existing work available for purchase, or, if submitting a proposal, up to ten digital files of past work that relate to the proposed artwork. Specifications for Digital Files - Images must be in a jpeg file format sized under 1200 x 1800 pixels with a 72 dpi resolution (images will be put in Powerpoint).
Image identification sheet with artist name, titles, dates, medium, size, purchase price of artwork or commission price of new work
A Self Addressed, Stamped Envelope (SASE) if artists want submission returned (NO STAPLES, BINDERS, PAPER CLIPS OR FOLDERS PLEASE)
All application information is considered public and subject to disclosure upon request. The City of Boise, by law, does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability. Every effort will be made to ensure the safe handling of materials; however, the A & H will not be responsible for any loss or damage. Incomplete, late or ineligible applications will not be reviewed.
Notification of Results
Artists will receive notification by mail. Application materials will be returned if accompanied by SASE with sufficient postage or if artist arranges pick up.
Boise Visual Chronicle
Karen Bubb, Public Art Manager, Kbubb@cityofboise.org or 208-433-5677
Call to artists for Wingtip's 5th Annual Leftovers Exhibit!
Submissions due April 15, 2014
Wingtip Press is pleased to announce our fifth annual Leftovers Print Exchange. This popular portfolio has become international in scope - not only with international printmakers but with exhibitions in the US, Wales, New Zealand and Australia. We hope to continue our annual exhibition schedule and welcome the opportunity for additional exhibitions.
Paper Size: Up to 5" x 7" (no larger, please)
Print Size: Up to Artist
Due: April 15, 2014
Cost: $20.00 (Check to Wingtip Press, cash or PayPal to: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Send: Wingtip Press
500 South 8th Street
Boise, ID 83702
We do hope you will join us again this year!
Please RSVP to email@example.com. Also, please feel free to invite your fellow printmaking pals.
BOSCO is accepting appications for membership
Application deadline: March 31, 2014
Boise Open Studios (BOSCO) is accepting applications for membership. BOSCO is a nonprofit volunteer group of professional artists working to promote and foster greater understanding of the creative process between artists and the general public. Our main activity is one open studio weekend per year (October 11 & 12, 2014), with an opening show at a central location. We also participate in activities such as Modern Art (when accepted), and hold group shows at venues such as VaC, the BSU SUB gallery and Creative Arts Access Center.
New members are juried in annually. This year's application deadline is March 31, 2013.
Cheryl Shurtleff is this year's juror. Cheryl retired in May 2013 after a 35 year tenure as Professor of Art at Boise State University. She was the Graduate Program Director for the MA and MFA programs in the art department from 2003 to 2013 and currently holds the distinction of Emeritus Professor at Boise State. Her work has been exhibited extensively in galleries and museums including the Smithsonian National Museum of American Art and is included in many private collections. See her work at cherylshurtleff.com. Shurtleff is represented by Ochi Gallery in Ketchum, Idaho.
For a membership application please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Marianne at 866-6306.
Grand Re-Opening of The Arts & History Sesqui-Shop
The Sesqui-Shop re-opened on February 6, 2014
Celebrate the diverse talent of Boise’s home-grown artists with the Art In Traffic exhibition, featuring quirky and colorful artwork found on utility boxes throughout Boise. This exhibit is part of a two month exploration of creativity in Boise, which also includes workshops, the Public Art Academy, free walking tours and lectures and two presentations by Deborah Paine, Seattle Curator & Collections Manager and Peggy Kendellen, Public Art Manager for Portland’s Regional Arts & Culture Council.
Workshops, tours and lectures are part of an ongoing program called SHOP TALK, a free informal lecture series offered at the Arts & History Sesqui-Shop. The series explores a wide range of arts and cultural topics to develop a greater appreciation for and a deeper understanding of Boise's distinct identity.
UPCOMING SESQUI-SHOP EVENTS
(Located at 1008 Main St. Boise, ID 83702)
ART IN TRAFFIC EXHIBITION
02/06/2014 – 03/22/2014
A collection of artwork found on utility boxes throughout Boise, including work by Noble Hardesty, Tarmo Watia, Jill Fitterer, Patrick Kilby, Mary Butler, Leslie Dixon, Anna Webb, Karen Woods, Willow Socia, Belinda Isley, Matt Laurence, Dave Crawforth, Sandeaw Shaw, Bryan Anthony Moore, Alison Sweet, Kathleen Probst, Bobby Gayton, Helena Kruczynsk, Marianne Konvalinka, Rick Friesen, Kirsten Furlong, Lisa Cheney, Ellen DeAngelis, Lisa Flowers Ross, Patrick Davis, Melissa Chambers, and JanyRae Seda.
SHOP TALK | SPARKING CREATIVITY
Presented by Karen Bubb
02/12/2014, 6:30 – 8PM
Looking for ways to ignite the spark of creativity in your life? Find it here. Activities, hand-outs, and discussions will give participants a new understanding of what creativity is, where they can find it, and how to apply it.
SHOP TALK | IS PUBLIC ART FOR ME? FINDING WHERE YOU FIT
Presented by Peggy Kendellen, Public Art Manager for Portland’s Regional Arts & Culture Council
02/18/2014, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Artists new to the field of public art are looking for a good fit. How does an artist’s body of work, skills, and sensibility connect to this field? Kendellen will share national examples of work by emerging and established artists who have successfully translated their work into a public context.
SHOP TALK | CREATIVITY IN THE WORKPLACE
Presented by Karen Bubb
03/13/2014, 6:30 – 8pm
What makes a workplace creative? How can we foster more creativity in this place we spend most of our waking hours? Whether you are an employee or employer, attend and find out strategies to integrate more creativity and innovation into your everyday work life.
SHOP TALK | HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR
March 20, 21, 22 & 23 | 12pm (tour runs about one hour)
Explore Boise’s historic downtown through a ten block tour and discover how Boise has changed and grown over the last 151 years.
SHOP TALK | PUBLIC ART WALKING TOUR
March 20, 21, 22, 23 | 1pm (tour runs about one hour)
Ride musical bikes, explore the Spud King and discover Boise’s out of the ordinary public art collection.
SHOP TALK | FROM THE CURATOR’S EYE
Presented by Deborah Paine, Seattle Curator and Collections Manager
6:30 – 8:00 pm
As one who oversees a portable works collection of more than 2,800 pieces of art, what does Deborah Paine look for when choosing new works or curating exhibitions? What kind of conservation issues has she run into caring for a municipal collection? Meet Deborah, see the world through her eyes, and learn about opportunities for Idaho artists in Seattle.
ABOUT THE ARTS & HISTORY SESQUI-SHOP
The Arts & History Sesqui-Shop is a temporary cultural space for exchanging ideas and incubating Boise's sense of place. The Shop originated out of Boise's Sesquicentennial (BOISE 150) celebration as the "pop-up" BOISE 150 headquarters. Based on its initial success the Sesqui-Shop has been funded by Boise's Mayor & Council for an additional year. More on the Sesqui-Shop can be found at www.boiseartsandhistory.org.
The perfect gift! Local Color: Boise 150 exhibition catalog
A great memento of Boise's Sesquicentennial. This opportunity comes around only once every 150 years!