Wednz Scene: Art Opportunities

May 24 / 17

Hello, everybody, May is getting ready to leave us and there is still a few things we need to get started with. Found a treasure trove of art opportunities here for those interested. Ready?


International Deadline: June 11, 2017 – Western Bureau Arts Silicon Valley is accepting entries for its upcoming group exhibition, Sunspots 17: Ode to Summer, to be held July 10-31 at the Western Bureau Gallery in downtown San Jose, California.

The theme of the exhibition is summertime and the memories, emotions, sights, and scenery that our warmest season evokes. All styles and mediums will be considered, including representational, abstract, and conceptual works.

Selected pieces will be exhibited alongside works from the Western Bureau’s Permanent Collection, including mid-century paintings by Erle Loran, Chris Ritter, James McCray, Victor di Gesu, Harold C. Davies, and others.

This call for art is open to living artists worldwide, both professional and amateur. All mediums accepted.

$40 for up to 3 images.

Artist notified June 19, 2017

80% to Artist, 20% to Gallery.

Founded in 2008, Western Bureau Arts maintains a permanent collection of modern and contemporary art spanning from the mid-twentieth century to the present. Our mission is to preserve and promote works that have been unjustly overlooked or otherwise under-represented in today’s art market.

Western Bureau Arts
Main Gallery, 12 S. 1st St.
San Jose, CA

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Public Art Design Competition

International Deadline: June 16, 2017LCOR Incorporated, One Penn Plaza, Suite 1801, New York, NY 10119, is issuing this Request for Proposal to artists for a design of an original artwork to be installed on the façade of the The Orange Road Deck, located in Montclair, NJ, a building that is completed and functional.

This RFP, along with the Deck drawings contains the information necessary to prepare and file a proposal for this project.

The Deck is located on Orange Road between Church and Bloomfield Avenue in the Central Business District. The Orange Road Parking Deck functions as a Permit Parking Lot as well as a Municipal Parking Lot. The Deck is owned and operated by LCOR.

The Deck is a steel structure with concrete in a light buff shade, stucco panels and accented with thin-set brick façade sections in a School House Red Brick color with variations created by a “flashing” or heat process. It is a five-level structure providing parking on each level.

The site for the artwork is Two vertical niches measuring 6 feet x 25 feet (approximately 300 square feet) on the front of the façade.

NOTE: There will be a decorative grill installation at the base of the Deck. The proposed design work should complement the grill. Creativity will be appreciated.

Download elevations and facade images

The project requires the services of a qualified artist or artists to provide design only.

LCOR will have the winning design (“Design”) fabricated in laser cut aluminum and installed on the façade. All costs for such fabrication and installation will be borne by LCOR.

This RFP has been posted on Public Art websites and directed to artists with expertise on large-scale public art projects.

The Art Selection Panel (“Panel”) consists of representatives from LCOR, Montclair arts professionals and community representatives having public art and/or arts-related expertise. The Panel will select the winning proposal based on the art selection criteria provided in this RFP and artistic quality and experience in past public artworks. The Panel may choose to investigate new or additional artists until appropriate proposal(s) for artwork are received and approved. LCOR, however, retains the right in its sole discretion to accept or reject any proposal or recommendation from the Panel.

The schedule below is subject to change at the discretion of LCOR

June 16, 2017 —Proposal Due
August 15, 2017—Notification to Artists of Panel Results

The winning artist will receive a design fee of $2,500. Such fee shall include the copyright to the Design.

The winning artist agrees and understands that the Design is a unique work and that copies or editions of the Design will not be created or installed at any other location.

This RFP provides the scope of services to be performed under the contract. Any information or understandings verbal or written, which are not contained either in the RFP or in subsequently written addenda to the RFP, will not be considered in evaluating proposals. As part of the process leading to the selection of the winner, LCOR may request additions or clarifications to the proposal.

• Artistic quality of the proposed artwork(s);
• Appropriateness of the proposed artwork(s) to the site and to the objectives of the project

Entries must be received via email no later than 5pm on June 16, 2017. Use “LCOR Orange Road” in Subject line, please.
PMP Art, LLC, art consulting
Phoebe M. Pollinger

• One design only per submission
• Maximum four (4) jpgs, high resolution, of design. Suggest full elevations and close-ups of design
• Artist resume/CV

The artist(s) commissioned to provide the Design will be required to sign a contractual agreement with LCOR.

Inquiries regarding this RFP may be directed to Phoebe M. Pollinger, PMP Art LLC at or 973-783-4067.



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Anthology 2017

International Deadline: June 22, 2017 – Charlie Smith London announces a worldwide call for artists for its upcoming, ‘Anthology 2017’, exhibition. Artists of stages in their careers and working in any medium are invited to apply. Ten finalists will be exhibited at Charlie Smith London.

Exhibition will open 03 August 2017. Charlie Smith London is recognised as a contemporary art gallery that discovers and develops vital artists and actively seeks to evolve a global synergy for like-minded and progressive artists, collectors, galleries, and curators.

Selected and curated by internationally respected art world professionals:

Kate Bryan (Art Historian, Curator, Broadcaster)
Matthew Collings (Artist, Writer)
Faye Dowling (Curator, Editor, Producer)
Zavier Ellis (Gallery Director, Curator, Collector)
Bert Moore (Collector)

Ten finalists will be exhibited at Charlie Smith London
One winner will receive: £2,500 cash prize
Profile on Artlyst (100,000 hits per month)

APPLY ONLINE – £10 + £2 VAT processing fee
Visit us online for additional information and easy online application.

All works presented must be for sale. The sale price must be calculated according to the following formula: 50% gallery / 50% artist.

KEY DATES (2017):
Application Deadline: Midnight 22 June
Finalists Announcement: 18 July
Delivery of Artwork: 1 August 12-2pm
Private View: 3 August 6.30-8.30pm
Winners Announcement: 3 August 7.30pm
Exhibition Start Date: 4 August
Exhibition End Date: 19 August
Collection of Unsold Artwork: 4 September 12-2pm

Charlie Smith London was established opposite Hoxton Square in Old Street in October 2009 with the objective of running an exceptional exhibition programme of dedicated one person exhibitions and dynamic curated group shows. The gallery’s approach is collaborative and curatorial and emphasizes work that engages critically with profound human and historical themes.

Charlie Smith London
336 Old Street, 2nd Floor
London EC1V 9DR
United Kingdom
t: +44 (0)20 7739 4055


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U.S. National Deadline: June 7, 2017 – Hillyer Art Space announces ‘Create/Change’, an all-media, juried exhibition that will feature work that examines the idea of artist/s as citizens. Artists who, through their work, reimagine the traditional notions of art-making, and who contribute to society either through the transformative power of their artistic abilities, or through proactive social engagement with the arts, advancing equity, empathy, sustainability, and social justice through art and culture.

This exhibition is open to all artists living and working in the United States. Artwork must have been made within the last five years.

Work should be less than 15 feet overall (height + width + length), with no one dimension measuring more than 7 feet. Final measurements must be inclusive of frame, if applicable. Weight may not exceed 75 pounds. All entries must have been conceived and created by the artist submitting the work and must have been created within the last 5 years.

All work selected must be ready for exhibit: 2D work must be framed with secure hanging devices; 3D work must be suitably prepared with instructions for installation.

JUROR: Mary Early
Mary Early is the director of HEMPHILL Fine Arts, a Washington, DC gallery founded in 1993. The gallery presents exhibitions of modern and contemporary art at its primary location as well as a special exhibitions at Carroll Square Gallery and temporary projects at 1700 L Street. She serves on the boards of Hamiltonian Artists and Washington Sculptors Group and is a co-chair of the Bennington College Alumni Cooperative, DC Chapter. She has a particular interest in public art and community engagement, as well as the materials and processes of contemporary sculpture… see more

Juror’s Choice Award: $100
Director’s Choice Award: $100


Visit us online for more details and to enter your work.

Artists are required to sign an Exhibition Agreement if accepted. The Gallery reserves the right to reproduce the images of accepted work for all media and publicity purposes.  The gallery reserves the right to reject work that differs from submitted images.

Hillyer Art Space is part of the non-profit International Arts & Artists and serves as an exhibition and public program space, not a commercial gallery. Artwork will not be for sale through the gallery.

Works are insured by International Arts & Artists during the exhibition period at Hillyer Art Space.

Deadline for Entry: June 7, 2017
Notification: July 10, 2017
Exhibition Dates: August 4-27, 2017

Hillyer Art Space is a program of International Arts & Artists (IA&A), a nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally. IA&A fulfills its mission by providing programs and services to artists, arts institutions, cultural organizations, and the public. Our existence is made possible by donations from supporters like you.

Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court, NW
Washington, DC 20008
t: 202.338.0325


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