Make good use of your time. It’s something adults told us when we were growing up and quite probably many of us rolled our eyes. But as time goes by, one begins to notice that it has a funny way of speeding up; days, weeks, months, years seem to rush by faster and faster. We begin to realize that making good use of our time is an imperative if we are to accomplish the many goals we carry along the way. As an artist, making good use means not only dedicating time to your practice, but also setting aside time to make sure you are exploring the opportunities to advance your career. This should be a regular feature of your practice.
Young artists who make significant use of glass in their work are invited to submit to the Jutta Cuny-Franz Award. This juried competition offers cash prizes as well as the opportunity to have your work published in the journal “New Glass.” For more details, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is October 11.
The 5th Lih Pao International Sculpture Biennial Awards invite artists under age 50 to submit their work for consideration. This year’s theme is Infinity and all sculpture concepts must speak to this. There are significant cash awards for winners as well as subsidized travel to the event in Taiwan in 2021 – pandemic considering, of course. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for entry is October 30.
The Comel Award invites artists to consider entering work in their 8th annual competition with the theme Aluminum Bonds. In their own words, here is what this year’s competition seeks to explore:
“Aluminum is one of the few elements of the periodic table to be trivalent: each of its atoms uses three electrons to combine with other elements. The theme of the COMEL 2020 Award, “Aluminum bonds”, underlines this characteristic: that is, the natural propensity of this metal to come into contact, join, connect and merge with another element.”
For more information, including eligibility, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is October 31.
Praxis Center nurtures artists in many ways. Our community is a place where colleagues and peers can network and rely on each other for support. Our team of experts is there to guide you through the processes necessary to fulfill your artistic goals and make sure that you materials are up to professional standards. We realize that time is a precious commodity which is why we make it our business to help artists learn how best to manage theirs.
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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