Not everything needs to be grand. Life is made up of small moments and so, too, should a career be made up of a patchwork of moments of varied sizes. Aim for the stars with your feet firmly planted. Take every opportunity to get your work into the world, no matter the scale. There will be time for the grand submissions, the career making grant or the exotic residency. And in the interim, stay sharp and active, submitting to as many opportunities as your schedule allows.
Artists in the DC/Maryland/Virginia (DVM) area are invited to submit their work to this years By the People x Monochrome exhibition which is a virtual event this year. In their own words: “By the People and Monochrome Collective join forces to host a virtual art fair exhibition featuring some of the DMV’s most talented, emerging, and exciting artists. This year’s BTP x Monochrome Art Fair, originally set to happen during Halcyon’s By the People Festival, aims to highlight the artistic richness and diversity of our community of working artists, and to cultivate a culture of support for practicing artists and locally-focused collecting, especially during these unprecedented times.” Artists of all ages, genders and career levels are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit the website. Deadline is May 10.
Love me Love my Belly is a body image zine. High contrast black and white work is preferred, though they will consider all work as long as the central theme is the human body. In their own words: “dedicated to the acceptance of self and imperfection as beauty. It’s about the space between us, our differences, our scars, our wobbly bits, and our power as it relates to the bodies we live in.” For more details and to submit work, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is May 10.
New York City-based artists who either live in or have a strong connection to the Fulton or Elliot Houses in Chelsea are invited by NYCHA & ArtBridge to submit work to a current open call. In their own words: “We are seeking 1 artist who currently resides at either Fulton or Elliott-Chelsea Houses, or who has a strong, personal connection to them. The selected artist will create a large-scale artwork (or a series of artworks) for the construction fencing surrounding these buildings.” For more information and to submit your work, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is May 10.
Praxis Center is a practical resource for artists at every stage of their careers. Whether you are an artist just emerging or it’s time to refresh after half a lifetime, we have the resources to help you. Despite this extraordinary time we find ourselves in, we are a strong community, supporting each other and leaning in to get through together. We provide expert support, practical resources, networking and regular virtual gatherings to support our students along the way. Join us and discover why Praxis is a different sort of art school.
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In these uncertain times, our first responsibility is assuring staff, their families and our entire art community is safe. We hope to turn the page on this devastating virus and return to normalcy soon. In the meantime, we continue sharing educational resources and have developed new Facebook Live events, providing an informal and intimate opportunity to meet artists and engage in topics we all love. Follow the GOLDEN Facebook page to join!
Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis Center for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists; Making it in the Art World, New Markets for Artists, The Art World Demystified, Fund Your Dreams Like a Creative Genius, Sell Online Like a Creative Genius and Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.
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