Call For Exhibits in 2018: AARC Community Art Exhibit Program

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Call For Exhibits in 2018: AARC Community Art Exhibit Program

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The Asian American Resource Center (AARC) is offering an excellent opportunity for local artists to display artwork that celebrates the diversity and dynamism of Asian and Asian American culture. The AARC seeks to present visual art that addresses topics in Asian and Asian American culture, heritage and history through a quarterly rotating exhibits program. While this is an Austin-based program, they are opened to  submissions from national and international.

The application deadline for 2018 exhibits is March 31st, 2017.

Submissions

The AARC invites individual artists working in various media as well as curators, galleries, and organizations to submit a call for exhibits application along with supporting materials to include:

  • ŸArtwork images: If this is a solo exhibition, the artist must submit 10-20 jpeg images (no larger than 1024 x 768 pixels at 300 dpi) of artwork. If this is a group exhibition, the curator, gallery, or organization must submit 5-10 jpeg images of artwork by EACH participating artist. All works of art must be completed in the past 5 years.
  • Ÿ Image list: Include the following information for each uploaded image: title of work, medium, dimensions (height x width x depth), and date completed.
  • Ÿ Exhibition statement: Briefly describe the medium, artistic process and inspiration of the art. Explain the message you would like to convey through this exhibit.

Type of work

2D– painting, drawing, prints, photography, fiber, multimedia

3D– sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, glasswork

Please note that daily video installations are not available at this time. Video installations may be available during opening receptions upon request.

Artwork may not exceed 50 lbs and 20” in depth if exhibited in glass display case.

Selection

An independent panel comprised of community members will review all submissions and select exhibitions. The panel will be provided only the artwork examples and exhibition statement submitted for review. No background on the artist, including name, experience, age, national origin, gender or other information will be provided. Artwork will be judged solely on its merit.

Selection criteria are broad and may include:

  • ŸOriginality: All artwork is original in concept and /or presentation.
  • ŸArtistic Impression: Strength of the artwork is shown based on technique, concept of work, execution, and application of artistic abilities.
  • ŸAppropriateness: The exhibition is suitable for a multi-use space and relevant to the AARC mission statement.

Final exhibit selections will be approved by the panel in conjunction with AARC staff.

For more details, click HERE. 

The Asian American Resource Center (AARC)


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North Austin Creatives Virtual Gallery

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North Austin Creatives’ (NAC) mission is to advance the arts through connections, community and creativity. The group does this through business connections, civic engagement through the arts, and sharing and creating opportunities for the creative scene.

The group recently added a gallery on their site to showcase the art work of their members.  Artist wanting to be included can join a monthly meeting then fill out their form. The page shows the top 30 active members in NAC. Users can add the word cloud to filter members based on their speciality and see additional members.

Some of the groups other projects include establishing new galleries; facilitating connections between businesses, property owners, and creatives; hosting art markets; volunteering with summer camps; and sourcing artists for murals and other art projects.

For more information, visit:  http://northaustincreatives.com/

by: LISA BUSSETT, one of the artist featured on the site.

by: LISA BUSSETT, one of the artist featured on the site.


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Meet Stuart Wallace, stay-at-home dad, an artist, and a board member of the Georgetown Art Center

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Stuart Wallace is a stay-at-home dad, an artist, and a board member of the Georgetown Art Center. He founded North Austin Creatives and was its chair until moving to Georgetown in 2016. While his daughter takes up most of his time, he is always striving to create a wide variety of art while supporting local arts organizations. A creative household and community are priorities he works toward for himself, his daughter, and his neighbors.

Stuart Wallace grew up in Texas to a British mother and a Canadian father whose family emigrated from England and Scotland. Growing up, Stuart felt as though he was living in a British enclave. Feeling out of place drove him to move abroad after university. He studied abroad in Spain, and then moved to rural Nagasaki, urban China, Hong Kong, Okinawa, Tokyo, Panama, and Turkey. His 7 years abroad were transformative and his art expresses foreignness, identity, and place.

After Turkey, Stuart taught bilingual 5th grade in Austin Independent School District (AISD). That experience prompted him to pursue his art full-time at his home studio. Becoming a full-time artist in North Austin frustrated him due to a lack of consolidated information and opportunities. To serve his community and improve these conditions, he worked with Love North Austin to transform that organization into North Austin Creatives, works to strengthen the arts in North Austin.

Stuart Wallace


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Call for Artwork Submissions for Round Rock Arts “Imagine” Exhibit 2017

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Round Rock Arts (RRA) whose purpose is to encourage, support and enhance current and new arts & cultural activities, is now accepting artwork submissions from all artists 18 years of age and older who reside or work within the greater Round Rock/Austin area for its Imagine Exhibit. Entrants under the age of 18 may do so with parental consent.

Entries must be original work in any visual media including: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fibers, computer based art, or mixed media. Definition of original work:  All work must be from the artist’s own imagination or personal photo reference (not a photo reference from the internet or taken by someone else), no work shall be submitted which has been done in a workshop environment or under any other supervision. All art submitted must be new (completed within the past two years) and not previously exhibited at Imagine.

Artwork may be two or three-dimensional. All artworks are welcome except crafts, large scale installations and video projected art due to limited exhibit space and nature of exhibit. RRA carries no insurance for loss or damage to artwork in the exhibit or in transit, nor assumes liability for the same. However, every precaution will be taken for the safety of the work. Artist should provide their own coverage if desired.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND INFORMATION

Artist may submit up to 3 original works in jpeg format at a maximum of 1.5 MB per image.  File names should match title of artwork.  Before uploading images to your Artist Information Form (below), name each jpeg image file with your last name, first name and title of painting i.e., Smith_Jane_Sunflowers in Spring.  File names should not contain backward or forward slash marks or special characters such as ampersands, apostrophes, quote marks, exclamation points, etc.  They should be purely numbers, letters, underscores and hyphens.  Artist must complete all information requested below including size and media used in the form following these instructions. A fee of $20 is required per entry at time of artwork submission. Payments may be made through PayPal. Submission does not guarantee acceptance and all submission fees are non-refundable. 

Art content must be family friendly, as it will be displayed in a community facility. Artist will be responsible for art delivery and pickup at dates specified upon notification of art selection(s) and listed in this document.

A People’s Choice Award will be given to one selected artwork from each category of art (2D, photography, and 3D/Sculpture) during the opening reception Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Artist must agree to display during the entire exhibit. No work may be taken down early due to sale(s). If a work is sold during the exhibit time period, the art shall remain in the exhibit until official take down, Saturday, May 6, 2017.  Any artist who removes work before the official take down date will automatically be disqualified from entering future Imagine exhibits.  Customers may pick up sold pieces at the time of take down.  Art work that is not picked up on the scheduled take down date without prior arrangements will be donated to charity.

EXHIBITION REQUIREMENTS

  • 3D works and sculptures which are accepted must be set in place by the artist, including pedestals for display.
  • 2D works must be framed, with some exceptions:
    • Work supported by a dowel and having either grommets or wire for hanging. (NO SAW TOOTH hangers will be accepted)
    • Unframed stretched canvas (wrapped canvas) will be accepted if the sides are painted, no staples are visible and canvas is a minimum of 1” deep. No ¾” unframed canvas will be accepted without being properly framed.  Fully wrapped canvas – must also be wired for hanging – NO SAW TOOTH hangers will be accepted.
  • No two-dimensional work shall exceed 4’ vertical and 3’ horizontal overall (multi-part must include spacing) including frame, nor shall weigh more than 20 lbs. each unit. All hanging works must be wired with heavy picture wire attached securely for hanging in order to be considered for exhibit. All works on paper or fragile surfaces must be framed and/or under protective Plexiglas or glass. Improperly framed art or art that is not securely wired to support the weight of the painting will be rejected at time of delivery.
  • Three-dimensional work may be a minimum of 10 in. and a maximum of 4 ft. in any one direction and shall not exceed 25 lbs. in each unit. Multiple part works must have each part labeled along with the diagram for hanging or assembly on each part.
  • Wet and/or uncured paintings, electrical works, works needing special hooks or any work considered unsafe will not be accepted. Work deemed too fragile or delicate or failing to meet other requirements, will not be accepted.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017.  LATE ENTRIES NOT CONSIDERED.
Every artist who submits entries will be notified by email from Vicki Brevell (vicki@bnoconstruction.com) on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 as to acceptance or non-acceptance.  Please check your spam folder if you have not received your email by this date.  Anyone not receiving notice should immediately contact Vicki Brevell.  After notification date it is the artist’s responsibility to check their emails and if they do not see notification then contact Vicki Brevell at the above email address.  Everyone who enters will be notified!

  • Date for delivery of art is Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1 pm. Late arrivals of artwork will not be considered.
  • Opening Reception is Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 7 pm-9:30 pm.
  • Exhibit dates are March 4 to May 6, 2017

DELIVERY OF ARTWORK

Deliver items on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m., to Texas State University Higher Education Center, 1555 University Blvd, Round Rock, 78665. Volunteers will be available to assist you. You may pull up in front of the Avery Building (circle drive) to unload artwork.

Please note that initial acceptance of submission does not guarantee acceptance in the exhibition.  The artwork may be declined at the council’s discretion.

For additional information, please send inquiry to: vicki@bnoconstruction.com or call 512-461-8433.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

1/31/17 by 8 pm                     Deadline for submissions.  No late entries will be considered

2/7/17                                        Accepted artwork will be announced via email

2/18/17 (9am-1 pm)            Accepted artwork will be received at Texas State University, 1555 University Blvd., Round Rock, Texas

                                                      Late arrivals of artwork will not be accepted

3/4/17 (7pm-9:30pm)        Opening Artist Reception at Texas State University

5/6/17 (9 am – 1 pm)          Artists to pick up art at Texas State University

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Rock Rose Arts Festival at The Domain

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Rock Rose Art Festival at The Domain will take place Saturday, July 9 from 11am  to 6pm with unique arts and crafts, great food, and live music. There will be over 50 local artisan vendors along Rock Rose Street in the heart of the The Domain in Austin, TX.  Attendees are reminder to come hungry & thirsty as Rock Rose Fest and Rock Rose Avenues host a wonderful array of bars and restaurants, including Lavaca Street Bar at Rock Rose , Jack & Gingers , Dogwood Rock Rose , and  St. Genevieve .   Bring the entire family!

Rock Rose

 

Dogwood


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