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It’s OK To Be Overwhelmed.

There are moments in life when it all seems too much, too loud, to involved, too over-the-top, when we need to step back and just breathe. When you encounter these moments, it is important to honor the feelings that come up and to give yourself permission to sit with them for a time. Success is not a straight path forward, rather it is a winding road that often detours through difficult terrain. It climbs steep mountains and treads terrific valleys. At times, even when we have stood on the highest peak, we find ourselves once again at sea level, searching for the way back up. Stay the course.

Artists under the age of 35 as well as collaborative groups with a maximum of three people are invited to submit their proposals for Kyber Theater’s The Wonders of Possible. This call is in search of “installations that explore and realise the interaction between artwork, exhibition space and observers with the contribution of technology.” For more information, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is July 1.

Refresh Art Award is currently accepting submissions of 2D work, sculpture and sound. Every entry is included in the online gallery and a select number of artists will be invited to participate in a show in London in November 2021. There are cash prizes for outstanding work. For more information and to submit your work for consideration, visit the website. Deadline for entries is July 2.

Muse Photography Awards is currently accepting submissions for their 2021 cycle. Open to international artists age 18 and older, Muse celebrates the creative ethos and underlying afternotes of what makes a photograph influential. For complete details and to submit your work for consideration, visit the website. Deadline for entries is July 15.

Praxis Center believes in artists. We know that a career in the arts is possible, and we acknowledge that it is difficult to overcome. That’s why we have assembled a team of experts and designed a program to nurture artists every step of the way as they tread the path toward their dream of a career doing what they love.

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. His forthcoming book, Making it in the Art World, is available for pre-order with bonus content here.


Photo credit: Rudi Riet

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