Galleries aren’t everything. While indeed you should pursue ways to connect with gallerists and get your work on their walls, there are other methods to put your art into the world. Many publications have regular calls for artwork, either exclusively or in amongst literary offerings. Residencies are another way to expand your horizons and build your network, both facets of your overall experience that count for a great deal when it comes to building your art career. Below you will find a few opportunities to publish your work as well as a residency program. Continue to explore the many ways to advance and expand your artistic practice and career.
Flash opportunity 3ElementsReview is seeking submissions for the art issue. The themes for this call for work are chamber, nightshade and confetti. All submissions must depict at least one of these themes, though the review challenges artists to wow them by including all three. For more information and to submit work, visit the website. Deadline is February 28.
Salmon Creek Journal, the student-run arts and literary journal of Washington State University, Vancouver, is accepting submissions for the spring issue under the theme of growth. Current and alumni WSU students may submit as many works as they like, and public submitters may submit up to three pieces per category. Visual artists are asked to upload a visual representation of their work and, if accepted, will be contacted for further details. To learn more and submit your work, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is March 6.
Twelve Literary Arts offers multiple residencies for writers and artists including one that is coming soon – The Lab. Join facilitator Myranda Ayala to explore, connect and move beyond the confines of your own artistic expression. Visit the website to learn more about Twelve Literary Arts and their offerings. Applications for the Lab are accepted here. Deadline is March 7.
Praxis Center helps artists find their way no matter what that may mean. Whether you’re struggling with ways to get your art into the world or simply unsure how to even begin to build a career in art, we are here to guide you. Let our experts help you bring out the best when it comes to the materials and skills you need to navigate the art world.
Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis 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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