Spring has arrived and with it, we hope, a bloom of energy to sink into your artistic endeavors. It is critical for professional artists to spend time lining up opportunities throughout the year in order to continue gaining forward momentum. If you are still new to the submissions game, not to worry. We provide you with all the help you need to get it right and get noticed. Read on for some great opportunities with upcoming spring deadlines.
Touchstone Foundation for the Arts invites all artists to apply for their fellowship in downtown Washington, D.C. Selected artists receive a two year membership at Touchstone Foundation, monthly participation in group shows and a guaranteed solo show at the end of the fellowship duration as well as other perks. Artists are responsible for helping staff the gallery, attending gallery meetings and serving on at least one gallery committee. For complete details and to apply, visit the website. Deadline April 1.
Thermae Bath Spa seeks and artist to complete a commission of nine paintings to be hung in the busy restaurant on premises. The work must in some way be inspired by natural thermal waters and/or holistic well-being. This is a paid commission. Please note, this opportunity takes place in the UK and commission payment is in pounds sterling. Visit the website to learn more and apply. Deadline is April 2.
Shape Arts invites artists to apply for The Open, an annual exhibition of work by disabled and non-disabled artists. Exhibitions are held in high profile UK galleries and, according to the website, “The Open provides a space where disabled and non-disabled artists can discuss views and ideas about issues and topics which are often sidelined within artistic debate. This year’s theme is ‘In Circles’.” For full details, visit the website. Deadline is April 15.
Praxis Center is here for you. It’s what we do. We know the art world can be a thorny place sometimes and we want to do all we can to help smooth the path. Whether that means simply showing you where a few opportunities might be or holding your hand every step of the way throughout the application process, when you join for just $40/month you immediately have access to a suite of courses, experts in the field and a community of supportive colleagues. Make this Spring count.
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 the forthcoming Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.
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Golden Artist Colors began publishing the Just Paint newsletter in 1989, a source for information about painting techniques, product information, and the latest research in art materials. Now online, JustPaint.org has become one of the most exhaustive resources for technical information in fine art. With the new Just Paint Experience, GOLDEN is expanding the concept to provide artists with quick-reading, studio-oriented content to help bring their visions to life.
When you subscribe to Just Paint Experience (free), you’ll receive access to exclusive content. GOLDEN will also notify you whenever there is new content added to the site.