Artist Opportunities showcases what is new and happening around the area for artists to get involved in, whether that’s workshops, grants, conferences, or shows open for entry. Let us know what you have open for entry by sending an email to membernews@mdfedart.org

Open For Entry:

 

 

Spartanburg Art Museum 2018 – 2019 Season

Spartanburg Art Museum is a regional museum in South Carolina promoting contemporary visual arts by inspiring and engaging people of all ages through exhibitions and education and are currently accepting submissions for our 2018-19 season.

We’re interested in all types of work that address contemporary issues and concerns, use traditional materials in unusual ways, and elevate our visitors’ experiences to new levels of participation and engagement. Any individual, collective, or group of artists located regionally, nationally, or internationally (ages 18+) may apply. All mediums and themes will be considered for exhibition.

If you’re interested, click here for more info and to apply!

 

Workshops, Open Houses, Artist Conferences, Fundraisers:

The Mitchell Gallery: Learn the Art of Bookmaking

Books are more than mere words on paper. They move and inspire us. Using your imagination and a few simple materials create a hardcover book that is as unique as the story inside of it. Join The Mitchell Art Gallery and artist Joan Machinick for their four consecutive-weekend workshops in October on how to make your own books. Click here to learn more and to register!

RAW Artists Showcase: SAVOR

A one-day only showcase, featuring MFA Member Elaine Weiner-Reed’s artwork along with over 40 other Baltimore creatives – from musicians of many genres to dancers and make-up artists, a renowned Spoken Word Group, and more. Purchase your ticket and support the arts!

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Four Squared by Elaine Weiner-Reed

12th Biennial Mid-Atlantic Clay Conference

The Mid Atlantic Clay Conference is coming up, and registration is now open. Registration is limited so check out The Clay Connection for more info.

Spend four beautiful days in the Shenandoah Valley area in a rustic 4 H camp. There will be presenters offering workshops all day long on Friday on subjects such as primitive firings like Raku and Pit, Figure and Abstract Sculpture, Internet business practices, throwing, hand building techniques, and more, plus lots of vendors. On Saturday and Sunday nationally known ceramic artists Adrian Arleo, James Watkins, and Martha Grover will be giving talks on each of their respective subjects. This boutique conference of about 150 folks is intimate, casual, and stimulating. Cocktail parties, dinner, dancing, and Raku under the stars after. And Friday at 3:30, MFA Member Jayne Shatz will be leading the Panel Discussion at the Genius Bar; this year’s topic will be How to Diversify for a Successful Pottery Business that Lasts a Lifetime, not just a Temporary Fling. Go to www.theclayconnection.org, view the brochure and sign up.

Art League of Alexandria: Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser

The Art League of Alexandria would like to invite you to their ice cream bowl fundraiser on September 16th. The League is selling specially sized bowls handmade by Art League artists at the King Street Art Festival, Market Square (corner of King and N. Fairfax Streets), and all proceeds support the League’s ceramics department! Patrons can purchase one of 1,400 hand-made bowls created by the talented artists of The Art League’s ceramics department and enjoy a scoop of ice cream, all for only $15 per bowl. Participants in the Fundraiser are also entered into a free drawing to win ceramic artwork and an Art League gift certificate.

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The University of Delaware: Dream Big Gala, Art and Fashion

The Dream Big campaign will shine a spotlight on Delaware’s rich supply of talented local artist and highlights another form of art that does not always get its proper recognition in Delaware: Fashion. We dream of a campaign that allows artists and fashion designers alike to share their creations in an intimate setting.

Lee Brandon Christopher Studio, a small art studio with the audacity to Dream Big and connect artists and art lovers, will partner with renowned local artists Terrance Vann, Alim “YesterdayNite” Smith, Marilyn Bauman, Ric Conn, Nicole Kristina and many others. In conjunction with the University of Delaware’s school of fashion & art, we will feature the “Dream Big” Gala which will be a celebration of art, fashion, and scholarship in the heart of our community.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the University of Delaware’s art and fashion student organizations for additional education and enrichment opportunities. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will support artistic activities in the City of Wilmington by donating to several organizations that serve low-income families: Northeast Church of Christ, First State Church of Christ, and TeenSharp. The event is Oct 7, 2017.

Job Opportunity: College Art Association, varied positions

Last week at CAA we announced a restructuring of the organization and the departure of several staff members who took advantage of a buyout program. As part of the restructure we also find ourselves with the opportunity to hire new staff at CAA. Below are seven positions we are hiring for immediately. Please feel free to share these postings with colleagues and friends who might be a good fit. Click on the linked title of the position to learn more about the role and for application submission details.

Programs Assistant

Media and Content Manager

Manager of Annual Conference

Sponsorship and Partnership Manager

Publications and Programs Editor

IT Manager

Grants and Special Programs Manager

 

Have a grant you want to get the word out about? Maybe a workshop you’re leading in a few weeks? Send us an email to get the word out about it! Contact MFA with the what, when, and where of your opportunity, and an image at membernews@mdfedart.org

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