Paul Shortt’s Opportunity Deadlines for the Week of April 2

Exhibitions 

Deadline April 25  for LIMIT(LESS), Somewhere Else and Utopia/Dystopia
As part of an ongoing commitment to promote challenging, innovative practices in the visual arts, UICA is seeking exhibition proposals for work that addresses contemporary issues and concerns, and/or work that pushes traditional boundaries in its treatment of materials or subject.
The work being considered for this call will be displayed in UICA’s new home, a LEED certified mixed-use building on the corner of Grand Rapids’ busiest intersection. A variety of exhibition opportunities are available ranging from traditional galleries, site-responsive locations, areas for large suspended work, and a dedicated sound/video gallery.
 To Apply visit slideroom.com
2012/2013 Call for Proposals (PDF)
Mail-in applications cannot be accepted. Visit uica.slideroom.com for exhibition descriptions and to fill out an entry application and post images. Entry fee – $35 per application.$10 of each entry fee is paid to slideroom.com for processing. The balance is invested in artists honoraria.

Deadline April 8, 
ReRoot: Exploring Iterations of Place Through Identity and Community (June 1st – August 2nd) at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center
Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) is calling for works that speak to how identity and community inform one another, and how place might be inherent, inherited, or wrought. ReRoot asks you to visit your physical and metaphysical roots to reimagine, reinvent, and even reaffirm your present self and surroundings.
 This exhibition is open to established and emerging artists, 18 and over, interested in a group show. We’re open to work of all fine arts mediums: 2D, 3D, textual, installation, video, and audio.
 For more about Clifton Cultural Arts Center, visit: http://www.cliftonculturalarts.org
Contact the curator with questions at missy.miller@cliftonculturalarts.org
Deadline April 8 for Ingest|Digest|Protest – Call For Film, Performance, and Sound Work Curatorial Studio- Grand Valley State University
 Call for video, sound, and performance work for a performative screening about the politics of food. The exhibition is juried by a panel of 5 curators and will be held on April 22nd, 2012 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at Mess Hall, 6932 North Glenwood Ave, Chicago IL. No entry fee.
 Curatorial Statement: The biological drive to eat is a shared condition. However, issues regarding the motives, politics and desires behind consumption manifest themselves within our society with varying impacts. How do we negotiate these potentially precarious circumstances within our culture of eating.
For further information, please contact our curatorial team at: curatorialstudio12@gmail.com or visit our website for more information regarding how to submit at http://curatorialstudio12.wordpress.com.

Deadline April 8 for The University of Toledo CVA Gallery invites artists to participate in our forthcoming exhibition, “Reclaim/Collaborate,” scheduled for Fall 2012.
This exhibition will explore contemporary creative notions of reclamation and collaboration. We seek artists & collectives that reuse, repurpose, restore, recover … within a context of cooperation, partnership or organization. We invite submissions that explore how artistic collaboration can recycle, reconfigure, and renew media, environment or residual cultural forms, establishing a practical sense of community and innovation.
 To submit your artwork for consideration, please send CV, artist statement, proposal, and 10–20 images to: CVA Gallery, University of Toledo, 620 Grove Place, Toledo, OH 43620 or email materials to: cvagallery@gmail.com (please include eclaim/Collaborate in subject heading).
Deadline April 9 call for submissions: WAX. Brooklyn Artists Gym is seeking visual art submissions that include wax as a primary medium. Paintings, installation, sculpture, photography, and works on paper are considered provided wax is an integral and essential component of the piece. Entries are not limited to encaustic work.
 Please include a brief statement (one or two paragraphs) describing your work and how wax plays a part in it, or describing how wax is important to the process and/or the finished work. Open call for wax based artworks, 2D /3D work no larger than 8’ in direction. The Gallery at BAG accepts artwork in all mediums, however no artwork may exceed 8 x 8 feet tall/wide.
Brooklyn Artists Gym receives 30% commission on all sales made during exhibitions.
All applicants must submit a complete Open Call Submission Package for consideration.
 Please direct questions to Mary Negro or Rhia Hurt
 Mary Negro
Gallery Coordinator
Brooklyn Artists Gym
Rhia Hurt
Managing Director
Brooklyn Artists Gym
Deadline April 9 Call to Artists and Curators for Group Exhibition Proposals at the New Art Center.
The New Art Center’s open call program for curatorial proposals is currently accepting applications. We encourage you to apply for the opportunity to experiment in a large, unique and alternative space. The program encourages the development of emerging curators and artists as curators. Our gallery is a converted church with 1,800 sq. ft. and a 25′ vaulted ceiling! We accept proposals involving two or more artists and at least one public presentation. Curators of accepted proposals receive a $1,000 stipend and administrative, installation, marketing & p.r. support.
To submit your application and for more information please visit our website and follow the guidelines on the Artist Opportunities page:
Questions?
Contact, Director of Exhibitions:
Kathleen Smith, Kathleen@newartcenter.org
 Deadline April 11  Flora and Fauna Art Exhibition at The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs
The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs is seeking artwork for their Flora and Fauna Exhibition. The exhibit dates are May 4-26, 2012 and the entry deadline is April 11. The curators are looking for artwork inspired by the plant and wildlife of geographical regions. Open to all artists in the US; all mediums, both 2D and 3D are accepted.
 No entry fee. $10 hanging fee for accepted artwork, paid on delivery of artwork. A commission of 30% of each sale is donated to FAC, 15% commission if the artist is a FAC member. Artwork does not have to be for sale to be accepted into the exhibit.
1. jpg photo file of artwork; file name should include last name and title
2. completed and signed entry form
Email files to donna@hsfa.org or mail to The Fine Art Center of Hot Springs at PO Box 6263,Hot Springs, AR 71902. Prospectus and details can be found at http://hsfac.org/. Call Donna Dunnahoe at (501) 624-0489 for more information.

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