Sunday, November 04, 2012

Artist Opportunities

Artists, poets and sponsors are needed for The Muse Project: The Arts in Our Community is a 150' x 15' mural project intended to enhance the understanding of the arts by uniting youths with artists and poets to collaborate on a project. A development meeting will be held 7-9 p.m. Nov. 17th at ActivistArtistA Gallery, 422 W. Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach. For details contact Rolando Barrero at 786-521-1199 or

Black Square Gallery, based in Miami's Wynwood Art District, is looking for intern. Contact Anna Milashevych at

Gina Bentivegna seeks a few live artists to create their art live on Nov. 10 at Speakeasy Lounge in Lake Worth. For details, e-mail Gina at

Vargas Gallery, which recently opened in Pembroke Pines, seeks proposals at least 4 months in advance for its gallery. The art venue's stated mission is "to encourage students, faculty and the local community to participate in a creative environment that acquires and exhibits works of art that engage in a conversation with the contemporary artw orld." Proposals should be sent to Gallery@jmvu.ed.

YoMiami has issued a call to artists for works in all mediums priced at $250 or less for its Average Joe Art Sale. Artists should send 5 to 7 images of works they would like to sell at the event and a short artist statement that includes background (including any exhibitions in which they have participated). The $15 upfront fee for exhibiting artists will be deducted from the 25% commission taken on total sales. Artists who wish to be considered must e-mail submissions to by Nov. 12.

Art Districts Magazine magazine announces an open call to artists (national and international, 18 or older, emerging and established, all media) who would like to be considered for the featured artist spot in its December 2012/January 2013 issue. The selected artist will receive a four-page article in the printed and digital edition of Art Districts. The winner will be chosen based on the quality and originality of his/her proposal, which should include portfolio (biography, education, list of exhibitions, awards), up to six digital images of artwork in JPG format less than 1 MB and $35 entry fee via Paypal. All details are at Deadline is Nov. 5.

Indie Craft Bazaar is hosting a new City-Wide Market on Dec. 1 and 2 at War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale and seeks "vendors selling vintage, collectibles, novelties, curiosities, locally made, mint condition secondhand and more."  Prices per day range from $45 each (for each multiple table) or $55 for one 8-foot table space. Find vendor details here.

The City of Pembroke Pines Parks and Recreation Department seeks a part-time art teacher (salary is $25.02 per hour). An excerpt from the job description: "Under the general supervision of the Art & Cultural Coordinator, must have the ability to perform a variety of tasks including planning and implementing daily activities of an art class, including planning and preparing the learning environment and preparing needed materials and supplies. must have a bachelor's degree in art education, fine arts or a related field." Submit an application with original signatures and required documents (including copy of bachelor's degree) to Human Resources Department, 10100 Pines Blvd. (second floor of City Hall), Pembroke Pines. Applications available at HR department or on website, Deadlines for applications: Nov. 15. (Job announcement #12-10-67).

Artists and musicians are needed for a Nov. 11 Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit at South Shores Tavern in Lake Worth.Contact Karine Albano, 561-676-7698.

ArtCenter/South Florida seeks a part-time gallery assistant to greet visitors at the front desk and initiate potential sale of exhibited artworks. The candidate must be dependable, self-motivated and have at least one year of sales experience, good communication skills and the ability to draft correspondence as follow-up to inquiries regarding sale of artwork. An interest in and/or knowledge of contemporary art is also a plus. Must be able to work evenings and weekends. The position is part-time, 20-30 hours per week and includes commission for sale of artwork. Please send resume and cover letter to Cherese Crockett at

YoMiami has issued a call to artists for Miconic, its Art Basel-timed exhibition that organizers note is "all about the hometown that Yo Miami was made to expose." As YoMiami puts it, "We're looking for artists who have some iconic/classic image of Miami that they want to reimagine or spotlight or poke fun at. Here are some examples of subject matter (in no particular order): Scarface; Miami Vice; Art Deco/Miami achitecture; Ultra music fest; those classic beach Lifeguard towers; Dan Marino; Coppertone girl; Sports teams (Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, Panthers and/or college teams); Marina penit; RC Cola Factory; Rick Ross; Britto; Lebron and/or big 3; Bacardi Building; Gloria Estephan; Lenny Kravitz; Hurricane Andrew/hurricanes in general; 195, 395, Miami skyline downtown or Miami Beach; Oranges; Tikki bars; Key West; Stiltsville; Cocaine Cowboys; Churchill's Pub; the Biltmore; Viscaya; Everglades; Coral Castle; Freedom Tower; Metro Mover; Jai Alai; Orange Bowl. Again, these are just examples of the kinds of subjects we're looking for. Feel free to submit your own ideas. To be considered for the show please e-mail a brief description of the piece you're interested in doing (or a picture if it's already made) to:"
There will be no price cap on these works so the artist names their price and it is a 60/40 split in favor of the artist." The show will run the week of Basel and specific hours are TBA. Deadline is Nov. 20.

Artists are needed for a Nov. 17th James Bond Art Show at Green Room in Fort Lauderdale. Painters, photographers, illustrators and 3D artists are invited to submit 1-5 pieces of 007 art from any of the movies. Work must be ready to hang, and no double-sided tape. Interested artists should email Gina at for drop-off forms. All work must be labeled on back with artist's name, contact info and price and dropped off 6-9 p.m. Nov 14.  

Studio 18 in the Pines has issued a call to artists for art that answers the question "What does Paradise: Lost or Found" mean to you? Selected work will appear in the show of the same title, which opens Dec. 7 and runs through Jan. 24. Digital images of art work should be sent to by Nov. 23. Jury fee ($15 per image and three images max) goes towards cash prizes ($500 for first place, $300 for second and $100 for third). Application is available at

Artists interested in submitting work to the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood  can review the procedure for artist review at Scroll down. 

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