Here are some opportunities you guys might be interested in!
Birmingham Public Library announces a Call for Entries for “For Freedoms,” a juried exhibition inspired by the Four Freedoms enumerated in President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address (freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear), and coordinated in support of the nationwide “For Freedoms” initiative (www.forfreedoms.org).
• Open to all artists at least 18 years of age currently living in the state of Alabama.
• Student, amateur, and professional artists are all encouraged to apply.
• Open to all traditional and non-traditional two-dimensional visual media, except video and film, related to or inspired by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms, listed above.
• Forty-eight inch (48”) maximum length in any direction including the framing or mounting.
• All submitted artworks must be available throughout the entire exhibition.
• Artwork must be ready to hang with all hardware. NO saw-tooth hanging hooks.
• Maximum of three (3) entries (one to three) per artist (see attached PDF).
• No entry fee for submissions.
Entry Image Requirements
All entries must be submitted electronically. All images must be in JPEG format, no other formats will be accepted. JPEGs must be 72 dpi and at least 600 pixels but not greater that 1200 pixels in either direction. Maximum file size for any individual image is 1 MB. JPEG images MUST BE labeled: Last Name_First Name_1, 2, 3, etc. Files which are mislabeled or lack the artist’s name will not be viewed by the jurors. For example: smith_joe_1.jpg
Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of your email should include your full name. Example: Joe Smith Submission.
The curator of the exhibition will notify accepted artists via email on October 8, 2018. Artists not accepted may not receive an email. Please direct all questions to the curator by emailing email@example.com or calling (205) 417-1098.
Delivery, Return, & Liability
All accepted work must be hand delivered and picked up in person. Birmingham Public Library will not accept shipped works nor ship artworks to artists. Great care will be taken with all artwork, but the Library does not provide insurance for exhibited works. Artists are responsible for insuring their own work if they wish. Birmingham Public Library will not be responsible for any loss or damage to work while on the premises or in transit to or from the Library. Any artwork not picked up within seven (7) days of the end of the exhibition will be considered to have been donated to benefit the Birmingham Public Library. The submission of a work of art to this exhibition shall be understood to constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus.
Accepted artwork may be refused if it does not conform to the entry image and specifications. Absolutely NO substitutions of accepted artworks will be allowed. All accepted work must remain in the Library for the duration of the exhibit. Accepted artists are asked to respond with confirmation of participation. Accepted artists are asked to submit high resolution photos of their accepted work(s) suitable for publication and promotion of the gallery show. Accepted artists are strongly encouraged, but not required, to attend the opening reception.
Images emailed with entry form ...………………………………… September 30, 2018
Notification of acceptance ………………………………….......….…… October 8, 2018
Artist confirmation of participation ………………………......….…….. October 15, 2018
Submission of high resolution images for publication ……….......…. October 16, 2018
Delivery of artwork ………………….. October 24, 25, or 26, 2018 between 10am-4pm
Opening reception ……………………………………......…………….. To Be Announced
Pick up artwork ……………………………………… Late December, To Be Announced
Sales of Work
Birmingham Public Library takes a 10% commission of any sales; artists are responsible for their own sales tax obligations. Birmingham Public Library will provide interested buyers with the contact information provided by the artist to the Curator in their entry form. Artist and potential buyer are responsible for working out payment and delivery details. Artwork submitted may be “not for sale” at the sole discretion of the artist.
Please direct all questions to the curator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (205) 417-1098.
Activating the Apparatus Vol 2 at Strange Matter in Atlanta. Click here for details
A Show of Heads at Limner Gallery
SlowArt Productions presents the annual group thematic exhibition, A Show of Heads. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery from October 18 - November 10, 2018. Open to all artists working in any media, this exhibition will include all interpretations and portrayals of the human head, from the traditional to the abstract and conceptual. All visions of the head, including partial and multiple heads, will be reviewed and considered.
ELIGIBILITY AND RESTRICTIONS: The competition is open to all artists, national and international, working in all media. All forms of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, graphics, digital and installation art, video, etc. are eligible. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Wall mounted works must not be taller than 72" no wider than 120". Sculptural work must fit through a 36" wide entry door.
EXHIBITION: Winning artists will be featured in a group exhibition at the Limner Gallery, October 18 - November 10, 2018. The exhibition will also be displayed on the Limner Gallery web site and social media pages.
EXHIBITION TERMS: All works in the show must be for sale. The gallery will take a 35 percent commission on all sales. Proceeds from sales will be transferred to the artist immediately upon receipt by the gallery. Sale price is determined by the artist.
ENTRY FEES: There is a $35.00 entry fee for one to four artworks entered, presentation is by digital JPG image files. There is a $5.00 fee for each additional artwork above four. Details of 2D artwork count as an additional artwork. Sculptors may provide one additional view per artwork without cost. Artists accepted to exhibit will not be charged additional fees of any kind. Payments by credit card at time of entry using PayPal, or check or money order payable to SlowArt Productions.
IMAGE USE / COPYRIGHTS: Artist retains all copyrights to submitted images and represented artwork. Digital images submitted with artist entry are for exhibition selection only and will be deleted after completion of the selection process. By entering the competition, artists selected to exhibit grant Limner Gallery rights to use the selected image(s) on printed materials and the gallery web site for promotional purposes only. Limner Gallery and/or SlowArt retain no copyrights or usage rights outside of promoting the artists and their work.
NOTIFICATION: Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance no later than September 30, 2018. Results will be posted on or before this date at:http://www.slowart.com/results. Notification will be made via email and by posting on the results page. All artists who provide a working email address will be notified via email, if no email is provided, artists will be notified via postal mail only if accepted to exhibit. Type your email address clearly, if a mistake is made you will not be notified.
DEADLINE: The entry deadline is August 31, 2018. Entries must be submitted via email or postmarked by this date.
Come see these 17 recent paintings at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment in the Third Floor West Gallery from now until the end of August. The opening reception will take place this Friday from 6-8 pm. I hope to see you there!
My heart lies with portraiture, but I sure do love a good tribute to the beautiful animals we share the world with. My favorites are (big surprise) sea creatures, but I am always open to requests, like the pangolin and owls shown below. What should I paint next? Comment below!
I thought I'd share a few great motivators, tips and advice for small business owners, artists, all you creatives out there!
Arting professionally is HARD, but here are a few things that I've found useful.
Be genuine, share your story. Keep an email list of potential clients. Know who your ideal client is. Maintain a portfolio and keep good records. Make sure you're charging enough for your work/services!
-Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
-Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build your routine, find focus, and sharpen your creative mind from 99u
-The Rising Tide Society (they have monthly meet-ups and they send out regular newsletters with TONS of great business advice, all for creatives!)
-The Jealous Curator blog (listen to Ashley Longshore's recent interview for sure!)
-Hillary Butler's email list for Art Biz advice
-Emily Wells Design Branding toolkit (this was great help in identifying my ideal customer and how to develop a brand for myself to attract those customers)
My online shop may be empty for now as I prepare for several upcoming exhibitions and get ready for the launch of the Thalasso Collection on October 1st, but you can find and buy my work in the following places right now:
Garner Picture Framing Co: 632 S Perkins Rd
Memphis College of Art: 1939 Poplar Ave
Forstall Art: 215 20th St N
Grand Bohemian Gallery: 2655 Lane Park Rd, Mountain Brook
Stir Silent Auction (Pizitz Building on May 3, 5-9 pm): 120 19th St N
Club Duquette: 17 55th Pl S
Don't forget you may also commission me or schedule a visit to my Birmingham studio. Contact me to discuss! email@example.com
Mark your calendars! After I finish putting together my two solo exhibitions this summer at@channeltochannel in Nashville and@lowemillarts in Huntsville, AL, I'll launch a new collection of original paintings in my online shop and will introduce open studio hours in Birmingham!
Add yourself to my mailing list to stay posted on all upcoming shows and events and as always, be sure to reach out if you ever have any questions about anything!
Come see me at West Elm, Club Duquette, and more! I'm so thrilled about all of these amazing opportunities and I hope you're able to attend.
Birmingham Art Crawl
The Pizitz Building
Thurs. March 1, 5–9 pm
120 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Chloe York at West Elm
West Elm Birmingham
Sat. March 10, 11 am-4 pm
320 Summit Blvd Ste 200, Birmingham, AL 35243
Mountain Brook Art Association: POSCA Marker Demo
Emmet O'Neal Library
Thurs. March 15, 10 am-12 pm
50 Oak St, Mountain Brook, AL 35213
*For Mountain Brook Art Association Members Only
Chloe York's 100th Art Exhibit
Fri. March 16, 6–9 pm
17 55th Pl S, Birmingham, AL 35212
A Look at Us
Ground Floor Contemporary
Thurs. April 5, 5–7:30 pm
111 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Abstract Painting Workshop with Chloe York
West Elm Birmingham
Sat. April 14, 11 am- 12 pm and 1 pm-2 pm
320 Summit Blvd Ste 200, Birmingham, AL 35243
*pre-registration required. Contact me for details
I'm working on my elevator pitch for Chloe York Fine Art and I'd love to hear what you think about it in the comments below or email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
"I'm Chloe, an abstract painter. I spent a lot of time at the ocean growing up and love sea creatures and bright colors. In school, I was socially awkward and I have become fascinated with identity and the ways we present ourselves outwardly to the world. Making art and creating is when I'm my very best self. Painting has become important to me not only as a personal outlet, but as a way to share a part of myself, to bring something beautiful into your home that brings you as much happiness as painting brings me. I would love for you to check out my website to view my portfolio and shop my latest works."
What do you think? What is your reaction to the pitch? Does it capture your interest right away? Is it exciting to you? Your help is greatly appreciated!!
Come see me and three other fantastic artists this Thursday at Forstall Art in downtown Birmingham while we show off some amazing products and create thoughtful, hand-made cards for the loves of your life.
The event is from 5 pm-7 pm. I look forward to meeting you!