Wednesday, January 09, 2013

ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES: New calls to artists, workshops

Cannonball seeks artist applications for its CSA Program.
  Cannonball (formerly LegalArt) is seeking artist applications for its 2013 Community Supported Art (CSA) Program. If you have heard of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) where people pre-order batches of seasonal food grown on local farms, it's sort of like that only instead of fruits and vegetables, it's locally made art.

Modeled after a project created by Springboard for the Arts and in Minnesota, Cannonball's project is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. According to Cannonball, the 2012 Miami CSA edition included works from nine artists including Jenny Brillhart, Jason Hedges, Christina Pettersson and Michelle Weinberg and nearly all of the "shares" were purchased within days. 

This year, a jury of local arts professionals will select another nine artists, who will each get $1,000 towards the production cost of created a limited edition of 50 works between Feb. 8, when they are notified of their acceptance and March 15. According to Cannonball: "Some examples are: a limited-edition 7-inch vinyl record; a run of screen-prints; a series of small tea cups; a limited-edition photograph; VIP tickets to an upcoming performance or event; letterpress editions of a poem or short story; or even 50 small original paintings."

Those who purchase subscriptions will receive nine works (one from each artist) delivered at three Spring events, each of which will take place at a different venue. Interest artists should submit a resume/CV, artist statement, brief description of the work they would like to create and why it would be a good fit for the program, along with sample of current work by Jan. 23. All of the details, including a contact name, e-mail address and phone number, can be found on Cannonball's site.
 ArtsUnited, a South Florida LGBT artist organization, is organizing “We Do, Too! What Marriage Equality Means to Us,” a traveling art show about same-sex weddings.

"We will select 10-12 digital photos of same-sex weddings from all submissions.," organizers note. "These photos will be frame and displayed, along with a corresponding statement from each couple, in their own words, about what getting married means to them. There is no cost to enter the exhibit, and the deadline for submissions is Jan. 15. All the details can be found on the Facebook event page and the resulting exhibition will take place in March/April 2013 at Miami Beach Gay & Lesbian Center (dates will be forthcoming) and Compass Gay & Lesbian Center of the Palm Beaches and Pride Center in Wilton Manors.

 Yo Miami is seeking art works priced at $250 or less for its Average Joe Art Sale. Interested artists should send images of works they want sell at the event and a short artist statement with a little info about themselves and their previous exhibitions by Jan. 13. Selected artists will be notified by Jan. 19, and will be required to pay a vending fee of $15 (paid at dropoff and to be deducted from a 25 percent commission of total sales). As organizers explain: "So if you sell $200 worth, commission owed would be $50; minus the $15 paid there’d be a balance owed of $35. If you sell $60 you break even on the $15 fee." More details can be found right here.

Broward Art Guild seeks works of black, white and shades of gray (and absolutely no color, even in framing) for Black & White, an open-subject, open-medium show with two- and three-dimensional art works,  jewelry and cash prizes and awards. Entry forms can be downloaded here. Entry free for non-BAG members is $35 for first two- or three-dimensional artwork, $15 for second such artwork, and $35 for up to three jewelry items, while BAG member fees are $15, $10 and $15 respectively. Memberships can be purchased at intake or at or BAG office prior to to intake, which runs 4-6 p.m. Jan. 25 and noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 26. The show runs Jan. 30 through Feb. 22, with an opening reception is 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 2 during North Beach Art Walk.

  Project Troubleshoot (see above) takes place 4-6 p.m. every Tuesday at Jerry's Artarama in West Palm Beach.

 The Spoken Soul Festival seeks artists, designers, photographers, poets and musicians interested in being showcased at Spoken Soul Festival in March and asks that interested parties e-mail a sample of their work for consideration, along with their website and contact info to

 The 28th annual ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival features a juried outdoor art exhibition as well as entertainment, artist demonstrations, activities and an Eco-Art Green Zone sponsored by Resource Depot, which provides re-usable materials (otherwise headed to landfills) to students and teachers for artistic and educational purposes. The Riviera Beach non-profit organization also supports local artists who work with recycled or upcycled materials, and is accepting applications for such artists who would like to exhibit in Eco-Art Green Zone's tent at the festival, which runs Feb. 16 through 18 at Abaco Town Center in Jupiter. The deadline for applications is Jan. 25 and acceptance notifications and inventory packets will sent on Jan. 31. To apply, visit and go to the section titled "For Artists." Inquiries should be directed to Jennifer O'Brien at 561-882-0090 or

 •  Also at ArtiGras (details listed in listing above), Resource Depot will present the Guerilla A.R.T. (All Reusable Trash Challenge) which it describes as a fun art competition where teams of artists can demonstrate their upcycling skills.

Here's the low-down from Resource Depot: "Teams will be given a material normally considered “trash” (or things from your recycling bin), and some assemblage tools to work with. Each team’s job is to transform these reusable items into artistic creations on-site during a different timed challenge each day of the ArtiGras Fine Art Festival." Completed works will be exhibited in the Eco-Art GREEN Zone and prizes from Jerry's Artarama will be awarded for 'Most Creative,' 'Best Transformation of Raw Materials into Art' and 'Thematic Impact' Contest begins at 11 a.m. daily in the festival's Eco-Art GREEN Zone.

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