Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Are You Feeling This?

For many of us here in the northeast U.S., the weather has turned and spring seems to be truly upon us. This time of year is always rejuvenating. No matter how harsh or mild the winter weather may have been, when the world shifts from winter tones to vibrant spring colors, it is difficult not to be in some way moved. Now is an ideal time to harness some of that springtime energy and line up your next opportunity. Here are a few to get you started.

In their own words, “The Tournesol Award recognizes an emerging Bay Area painter in support of establishing and maintaining a career in the region. The Award supports a full year of artistic development and includes a $10,000 stipend, a private studio, and a culminating exhibition or project of the artist’s choice.” For more information, visit the website. Deadline for applications is May 8.

Velvetpark LGBTQ+ Visual Artists Residency awards six months of studio space located in Crown Heights Brooklyn. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is May 12.

Oak Spring Garden Foundation invites submissions for the Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence. This honor is awarded annually to an outstanding early-career artists developing works that address plants, gardens or landscapes. The award includes a $10,000 individual grant and requires a 2-5 week stay at Oak Spring. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is May 31.

Praxis Center knows that even the most dedicated artist can find their energy ebbs and flows. Sometimes artists may find they are filled with motivation, ready to take on every challenge. Other times it could be that the desire to push forward becomes a bit dampened, making it hard to focus on what’s next. We are here for you every step of the way, through those times of energy and those quieter periods. Our team and community of artistic peers are here to help you go the distance. Give Praxis a try today and see how far it can take you.

Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists, most recently Making it in the Art World.

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