Saturday, November 23, 2013

NEWLY LISTED: Artist Opportunities

(Photo courtesy of Gina Bentivegna/Van Gogh-go Stache Bash)
Gina Bentivegna is seeking artists to paint live, as well as crafts and art vendor for VanGogh-go Stache Bash at The Dubliner, 210 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. There are no artist fees to participate and a table will be provided. There will also be a DIY Stache station so that everyone can make their own stache and participate in a contest for the best stache. To join, simply e-mail Gina at Find more info and update on the Facebook event page.

Locust Projects offers full (3-4 months) and high school (2-3 months) unpaid internships for those who seek to work with Locust Projects staff and gain "an in-depth learning experience towards the exhibitions, events, and development activities of a celebrated non-profit contemporary art organization." .A 10-hour-a-week commitment is required for full internships and 5 hours a week (with the potential contribute more time during special events) for high school internships .

According to Locust's site: The best candidates will be undergraduates or recent college graduates who will focus on one of these areas (programming, development, communications or new media). Application deadlines are Dec. 15 (for spring interns working January-April); April 15 for summer interns (May-August) and Aug. 15 for fall/winter interns (September through December). For more details and to download an application, visit here. For more info, visit, contact or call 305-576-8570.

(Photo via Broward Art Guild)
Broward Art Guild is having a Youth Art Competition and Exhibit that runs Dec.6 through Jan. 7 (with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11) in Gallery 6 of Broward County Main Library in Florida. Deadline for registration is 5 p.m. Nov. 23 and works must be dropped off between 4 and 7 p.m. at Gallery 6 on the sixth floor of the library. Categories include painting, mixed-media/collage, drawing, photography/video and sculpture/3D and the competition is open to 6th through 8th graders and 9th through 12th graders. Art works must be picked up 4-7 p.m. Jan. 8. Cash prizes that total $1,000 will be awarded, including $425 for best-in-show. For more info and to download a fact sheet, visit here.

For info on more calls to artists and other artist opportunities, visit Arterpillar's Artist Opps Page.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

NEWLY LISTED: Artist opportunities

South Florida artists are invited to submit their qualifications for completing a mural on this wall. Details are below. (Image courtesy of Ram Realty Services)

Ram Realty Services is inviting professional artists and artist teams who are legal residents of Palm Beach, Martin, Broward or Miami-Dade to submit their qualifications to create "an eye-popping public art project."

According to the call to artists, "Ram is transforming the old Southern Bell regional headquarters, a historic landmark, into a contemporary apartment community featuring urban, loft-style units" and the selected artist or team will create a large-scale mural "that acknowledges the history of the building and celebrates the father of telecommunications, Alexander Graham Bell" and serves as "a link connecting the historic past to today’s high-tech world" on the eastern-facing side of the six-story Alexander Lofts, 326 Fern St., in the emerging downtown West Palm Beach arts district.

The wall area is 83’ x 85’ 6” (7,195 square feet), and the project budget of $35,000 and "must cover "all expenses associated with the design, fabrication and installation of a commissioned public art project, including artist fees, travel, wall preparation, commercial general liability insurance, worker’s compensation insurance, rental equipment, materials, assistant fees, work to completion, and clean up, as well as any required presentations necessary for the permitting process."

Artists will be selected based on the artistic merit of the proposal (45 points), ability of the proposal to meet project goals (25 points), the artist's ability to complete the project (20 points) and local preference (the scores of artists who have a permanent residency or place of business in Palm Beach County will be increased 10 points).

Interested artists should must submit their qualifications for review by 5 p.m. Dec. 6 to Shari JK Meltzer, Ram Realty Services, 4801 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418. Submission questions can be addressed to All submission requirements are available at (click on Public Art Project).

(Image via Bear and Bird Gallery)

Square Show 4, one of Bear and Bird's next bi-annual group art mega-show for local artists only, will run Jan. 17 through March 1. Here's the deal: Anyone who can read, follow directions, hand-deliver their work and pick it up ON TIME, can exhibit one work in any medium (preferably something new) and there's no fee to do so.

The art can be about any subject, but be square in shape (no exceptions) and no bigger than 14" x 14" in size, though smaller is encouraged and typically gets better placement. Artists don't need to submit work in advance to participate in the show, but those who wish to be listed on the printed flyer and receive e-mail reminders must RSVP by sending their artist name exactly as they would like it to appear on the flyer in the body of a message sent to by midnight Dec. 20.

Dropoff for all artists artists (regardless of whether they RSVPed in advance to be included on the flyer or not) is Dec. 16 through 5 p.m. Jan. 5 and works must be picked up 10 a.m. March 1 through 6 p.m. March 16, or else it will be donated to charity. Find complete guidelines here and photos from the 2013 Square show here.

(Image Via Art Walk Cauley Square)
There's a new art walk in town and it's called Art Walk Cauley Square. There's a call to artists for the event, which will take place on the second Friday of each month (at 12310 SW 224th St., Miami) starting on Jan. 10, 2014. Interested artists should contact Natalie at 305-258-9901 or Nadia at 786-718-2270. Fees vary depending on whether an artist's  work is hosted inside a gallery or they have their own booth. Find more info here.

For information on more calls to artists and other artist opportunities, visit Arterpillar's Artist Opps Page.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

NEWLY LISTED: Artist Opportunities

Image courtesy of Ian Duffy, co-curator for Unestablished.
Unestablished, billed as a collective art music and film event in which artists can present their work -- including photography, painting, sculpture, illustration, film, and performance art --  is accepting submissions from artists and musicians through Nov. 21 (though artists are encouraged to submit prior to the deadline to reserve space in the show).

The guidelines for Unestablished: "There is no limit in size of work. If you are submitting a performance art proposal, please give a thorough description of what your plans are, how much time is needed and what theme you are trying to convey. Attach a rough sketch of your intended piece. No shock art, controversial, or self-harming performances will be accepted. ... Please send links to your online portfolios, and videos. If you don't have an online portfolio include photo attachments of your work. Give a brief explanation to the theme you are portraying and the dimensions needed to set up your piece. Include name, age and phone number."

There is no fee to submit or showcase their work (and no commission taken on works sold). Submissions should be emailed to and selected artists will be notified Nov. 22.

The showcase, which will include performances by bands and DJs, will run 8 p.m. to midnight Dec. 6 at 7200 N.W.35th Ave. in Hialeah, and donations will be accepted from the audience from the audience who will vote for the artist who will receive the collected amount to fund their next project. For more info, visit

Rossetti Fine Art Gallery is accepting submissions (paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, etc.) for Basel Broward 2013, a show that runs Dec. 12 through Jan. 4 (with reception held 7-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13). Artists are encouraged to "think outside the box" and "push the envelope" for this open media/open theme exhibition for 2D and 3D works.

There will be cash awards ($200 for best of show, $150 for second place, $100 for third and two $25 merit awards) issued as part of the exhibition, and photographer and lecturer Constatine Manos and architect and artist Michael Prodanou, will serve as the juror and judge.

Requirements according to the call for entries: "Maximum size 48 x 48 inches or less than 96 overall inches for 2D.  Sculpture maximum size 24W x 60H inches or (call to see if the  gallery can accomodate the work). Wires are necessary for  hanging! Please attach name, title and contact information and phone number to back of each work accepted."

Entry Fee is $20 for one entry and $10 for each additional and entries, including jpegs, contact info, titles and medium, must be submitted online ( by the Dec. 6 deadline and accepted artists will be notified by midnight Dec. 8 and must deliver their works 2-6 p.m Dec. 10 and pick them up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5.  Entry fee must be sent by check postmarked by Dec. 5 to Rossetti Fine Art, 2176 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. Gallery phone number is 954-247-9580. As per the gallery: "Rossetti Fine Art is a retail gallery and work will be consigned in on a 50/50 commission. Rossetti Fine Art is not responsible for any loss or damage [during] artwork competition."

Submissions are being accepted from South Florida painters, photographers, filmmakers, sculptors, animators, writers, musicians, muralists, performance and new media artists, for Miami’s Independent Thinkers ART BASEL 2013 exhibition, billed as "a collaborative multimedia exhibition showcasing of Miami’s premiere, emerging and young artists."

The show, which this year will be held at SCOPE Miami Beach (1000 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139), will run from Dec. 2-8 during Art Basel. Deadline for entries is midnight Nov. 24 and accepted artists will be contacted no later than Nov. 28. Submission fee is $45 for four images and $5 for each additional, payable through PayPal (with the option to use a credit or debit card). A 50 percent commission will be taken on all sales that take place during the exhibition, and fair staff will handle all sales. Find the full guidelines here.

For more calls to artists and other artist opportunities, visit Arterpillar's Artist Opps page.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

NOV. 19: Elle Schorr and Jenifer Mangione Vogt lead discussion at Art, Women and Culture Salon

A scene from one of Elle Schorr's Salons at Armory Art Center (Photo courtesy of Elle Schorr)
Elle Schorr, a photographer who regularly facilitates the Art, Women and Culture salons and the Mixed/Multi Media Salon at Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, and Jenifer Mangione Vogt, a culture writer and publicist, will present Where are We Headed as Artists? and How Can the Salons Help Us Get There? at the next Art, Women and Culture Salon which runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Armory Art Center, 1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach. Admission is $10 and snacks and/or drinks to share are always appreciated.

Other upcoming Art, Women and Culture Salons (held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month) include: Victoria Rose Martin on Memories in Hand Built Clay on Dec. 17;  Ashley Ford, Sophie Davis Curatorial Fellow at Norton Museum of Art on Mickalene Thomas” on Jan. 21; Patricia Schnall Gutierrez on Issues of the Modern World, the Role of Women and Personal Life Stories on Feb. 18; Marina Font on Women’s Issues, Migration and Identity through Photography, Photo Collage, & Multimedia Installations on March 18; and Donna Haynes on  Stories, Text, Home and Interiors on April 15.

 Upcoming Mixed Media Salons include: Anthony Burks, Sr. and Trina Slade-Burks on  on Artists, Designers, Curators, Collaborators on Dec. 3; Suzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov on Installations, Photography, Painting and Video on Jan. 7; Amy Gross on Remaking Nature: Embroidery, Beading and Photography in Sculpture on Feb. 4; , Gerri Aurre on The 2013 Venice Biennale: A Photographic Overview on March 4; and Dennis Aufiery on Going Deeper Into Paint: Image and Abstraction on April 1.

 You can check out videos of past salons here.

For more info on upcoming art talks and workshops, visit Arterpillar's Upcoming Talks & Workshops Page.

For a list of South Florida calls to artists, residencies and more visit Arterpillar's Artist Opps Page.

NOV. 18: Life Is Art presents The Arts and the Affordable Care Act in Miami

The Arts and the Affordable Care Act, presented by Life Is Art and The Arts and Business Council, is designed to bring independent artists, contract employers, arts organizations and employers information about the new law and the changes, opportunities and potential dangers and penalties that accompany it.

Organizers refer to the seminar as "everything you need to know about the new law but were afraid to ask." The discussion will include information on deadlines for getting insurance, how to avoid penalties and fines, types of coverage available and tips on finding affordable coverage and learning whether you qualify for a tax credit.

Panelists include certified public accountant Louis Balbirer, community health specialist Maura Shiffman, Sandra Garcia of Creative Healthcare Marketing and Sean Dugan, senior vice president at Hays Companies.

The event runs 3-6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 and includes 3 p.m. registration,  a seminar that runs 3:30 to 5 p.m.  and then drinks and munchies from Elwoods GastroPub, KIND Healthy Snacks, Marley Coffee. Scratch Bakery, Mad Chiller and Vita Coco. Tickets are $10 and participants can register in advance at

It all takes place at HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Free garage parking is available on Northwest Second Avenue.

For info on other upcoming artist discussions and workshops, visit Arterpillar's Upcoming Art Talks page.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

THURSDAY 11/14: Artists as Curators

(Photo provided by Lisa Rockford)
Artists Leah Brown and Peter Symons, head curators of The Projects/Contemporary Art Space in F.A.T. Village, will speak about Artists as Curators at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 in the auditorium of Broward North Regional Library. In addition to organizing many of the huge exhibitions that take place in the 10,000 square-foot hangar-like space, the couple often exhibits their own very large works, some of which are shown above, in the venue.

Brown, who received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, is a recent winner of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship, and Symons, who earned his MFA from the Pratt Institute in New York, also manages the wood and digital fabrication studios at FAU.

The day after their talk, Brown and Symons will lead a workshop in which they guide participants in casting hands and fingers to make lifelike replicas of them. The event runs 2-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 in the Ceramics Studio (Building 50, Room 125) of Broward College North Campus in Coconut Creek.

The free talk and workshop is part of Broward College North Campus's 2013-2014 series in which each artist will present the concepts and aesthetics within their work and follow it up with a related workshop so participants can gain hands-on experience in their process.

Other upcoming talks in the series:

 Kate Kretz will speak on Digging Deep: Finding Your Visual Voice at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Jan. 23 and give a hands-on workshop at 2 p.m. Jan. 24.

Taylor Pilote will talk about Satire and Social Commentary in Industrial Sculpture at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, and give a workshop at (time TBA) Friday, Feb. 21.

Amy Gross will discuss Connecting Fiber Art and the Natural World at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 and conduct a workshop at (time TBA) Friday, April 25.

For more info on upcoming art talks and workshops, visit Arterpillar's Upcoming Talks & Workshops Page. ... For a list of South Florida calls to artists, residencies and more visit Arterpillar's Artist Opps Page.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Discussion at Locust Projects: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life

Cover image: Untitled (15 tumblers on a 36 inch shelf #3), George Stoll, ... Beeswax, paraffin and pigment on a painted wooden shelf 2012 photo by Ed Glendinning (Photo provided by Cannonball).
Sharon Louden, editor of the book Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists, will participate in a panel discussion in which she and other artists (Austin Thomas, Naomi Fisher, Diego Singh, Robert Chambers and Glexis Novoa) will discuss how their careers evolved and share what they've learned about how to remain active and relevant in an increasingly competitive art world.

Louden is in the middle of a tour to promote her book, which is meant to show how artists make a living doing what they love, with or without gallery representation.

According to a summary of the book on Louden's website, "One of the goals of this book is to dispel the belief that there is only one way to chart a path into a creative and sustainable life as an artist. This collection of essays is intended to show the reality of how artists -- from the unknown to the established -- juggle their creative lives with the everyday needs of making a living. They share with us in their own words how they are creative inside and outside the studio, both on a day-to-day basis and over the long haul."

The discussion, moderated by Cannonball executive director Chris Cook, will be followed by a book signing by Louden and Thomas, who is one of the 40 artists featured in the book (which can be purchased for $40 at the discussion). The event starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Locust Projects, 3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami. To RSVP or ask questions, e-mail or call 786-347-2360.
For info on other upcoming art talks and workshops, visit Arterpillar's Art Talks & Workshops page.

For a list of calls to artists, residencies and other opportunities for South Florida artists, visit Arterpillar's Artist Opps page.