Sunday, September 24, 2023

Today Is A New Day

Every day – every moment – is a new beginning, a new opportunity to decide what direction you want your life to take you. Whether you choose to seek out funding to sustain your work or find ways to put that work out into the world, you have countless moments in which to make your dreams come true and as many opportunities to choose from. An artist must ceaselessly seek out those things that will not only further their career, but enrich their experience of the world and, in turn, deepen their understanding and their art.

Artists, artist teams and creatives are invited to submit their portfolios for consideration in an open call to design one mural on two separate floors of the Aspire Fillmore in Phoenix, AZ. The mural will be visible to all who walk into the Fillmore apartment building from the parking structure. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is April 21.

Artists of marginalized genders are invited to apply for the Lilla Jewel Award. This award honors the life of the artist, mother, grandmother and suffragist of the 20th century. Individual artists are eligible for one of two awards of $10,000. It is important to note that the foundation facilitating this award cannot make grants to individual artists to this will be considered taxable income. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is April 23.

The Missoula Art Museum invites all artists to submit their work to an open call for the upcoming exhibition The Space of Hope: A Collective Response. This is part of a larger project in conjunction with the CODEX Foundation. In their own words, the project “aims to produce a multimedia and multivenue art intervention, which investigates extractive industry (any process or businesses associated with removing materials and natural resources from the earth) in all forms. Examples include coal mining, oil drilling, commercial fishing, deforestation, and more.” The title of the exhibition in Missoula comes from a Rebecca Solnit quote. For more information and to submit, visit the website. Deadline is April 25.

Praxis Center has been encouraging and nurturing artists at every stage of their careers for years. We have watched countless creative professionals grow, cultivating a life in the arts through hard work and persistence. Your studio practice is only one piece of the puzzle – of equal importance is the emphasis you place on how you will turn your passion and abilities into the fulfilling career you have always desired. Join us today and get on the road to artistic success.

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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