Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Artist Opportunities

One Struggle: Many Voices debuts at Undergrounds Coffeehaus on Thursday.
∗ One Struggle: Many Voices is One Struggle South Florida's progressive open mike for acoustic musicians, poets, comedians, crafters and artists who are invited to "Come, show and sell your radical stuff." Works should be small so they can be displayed at the artists table and 45 percent of the money from sold art works will go towards One Struggle, mainly for newspaper printing costs for One Struggle. Artists should contact Onestruggle.southflorida@gmail.com. Requested donation: $5. The open mike runs 8-10 p.m. Sept. 20 and will continue to be held on the third Thursday of each month through 2012 at Undergrounds Coffeehaus, 3020 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale.

∗ Artists of Palm Beach County is accepting entries from Palm Beach County artists for pARTicipation 2012, its winter exhibition that opens Dec. 14 and runs through Jan. 12 at Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. Applicants may submit up to three images of 2D and 3D work for the exhibition, which will be juried by Suzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov who have collaborated on paintings, prints, video, and performance art since 1989, and are known for egg temperas that address contemporary social issues. Entry fee is $25. Deadline is midnight Nov. 1. More info can be found at Artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org.

∗ The Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency (LWCRA) has announced that it will offer live/work affordable housing for artists relocating to Lake Worth. The project is being designed as live/work studio space coupled with affordable townhome residential units and is being marketed to artists looking to relocate to the city. Construction of The Urban Arts Lofts, located just west of Dixie Highway, is slated for completion by spring 2013. Find more info at Lakeworthnsp.org/urban-arts-lofts.

 ∗ Green Room has issued a call for works by Art Institute students and recent alumni. Those interested in participating should contact Vaughn Reynolds.

∗ Speaking of Lake Worth, LULA Lake Worth Art has issued a global call to artists for mail art submissions. Deadline is Jan. 18, 2013 and the mail art works will be exhibited through 2013. Those deemed negative or indecent, however, will be rejected. Details can be found at Facebook.com/events/470300769654365.

∗ Lake Worth Art League has ongoing calls to artists for its upcoming shows. Entry fee is $20 for the first painting and $5 for each additional painting. Intake times always run 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  and intake dates are as follows: Oct. 8 for Captured Visions, Nov. 5 for Point of View, Dec. 3 for Holiday Expressions, Jan. 7 for New Images, Feb. 4 for Light and Shadow, March 4 for Spring Fever, April 8 for Student/Teacher/Member show, May 6 for Thoughts and Imagination. For the run dates of each show and other important details, visit Lwartleague.org.

∗ Tom Rossetti Fine Art has issued a call to artists for nautical- and marine-themed works for AquaMarine 2012, an exhibit that will run Oct. 3 through 31 (with a reception 8-10 p.m. Oct. 12) during the month of Fort Lauderdale's big boat show. Entry fee is $20, $10 for each additional entry. Pre-register online by Sept. 28. Intake is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29. The show's judge has yet to be announced.

∗ A call to artists has been issued for art (of any kind, including performances) for  The Devil Made Me Do It. Intake is Oct. 24 through 26. (For more info contact Marc Captain Cheever). Intake fee is $15. The show, which runs 6-11:30 p.m. Oct. 27 has a $10 cover (which includes beer).

∗ Green Room in Fort Lauderdale seeks artists and live painters for for it's Zombie Walk Art Show that starts 10 p.m. Oct. 12. Drop off is 6-9 p.m. Oct. 10 at Green Room. Interested artists should e-mail Gina at electriccanvas@yahoo.co.

∗ Flor500 invites 500 Florida artists to depict 500 native wildflowers selected by a team of scientists. According to the announcement, "These are the same species that grew in our state when Juan Ponce de Leon landed in 1513 and named it "La Florida”– from "flor," the Spanish word for flower. " The artwork, along with information about each flower will be posted online and the deadline for submissions is Dec. 1 .FLOR500 is described as "a participatory art, nature, and history project marking the importance of the moment when the history of Florida changed forever and giving us a glimpse of what its landscape was like 500 years ago." The project, developed by Xavier Cortada, director and artist-in-residence of FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts | Office of Engaged Creativity, will commemorate Florida’s quincentennial in 2013. For more info, call Christopher Rodriguez, 305-535-1459 or e-mail Flor500@fiu.edu.

For more artist opportunities, visit Arterpillar's Artist Opps page.

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