Today you’ll find interesting theme exhibitions to enter, opportunities to share your art and healing story, and a free art resource for educators. Our selection of opportunities for artists is presented with “Mystery Becoming”, a beautiful digital art image by John Anderson who was recently featured in the article John Anderson: Artist, Chaplain and Creator of “Visual Alchemy”.
Last Call “Hot Topics – Bold Expressions” – Deadline August 9
Don’t forget to enter the Manhattan Arts International “Hot Topics – Bold Expressions” In Nature & Human Nature online exhibition August 15 – October 15, 2015. All 2- and 3-d art in all media is welcome by artists world-wide. 30 artists will be chosen by James Bacchi, ArtHaus gallery, and myself. Cash and special awards will be also offered including ongoing promotion from Manhattan Arts International. Entry deadline: August 9, 2015. For more information visit the Manhattan Arts International website.
Photographers & Digital Artists – Patterns Observed or Created
Exhibitions Without Walls is seeking photographers and digital artists for its next online exhibition, September 3 – November 15, 2015. “Everyone experiences patterns in life whether observed in nature, architecture, urban settings, crowds, flowers or when they are created. This competition calls on traditional photographers, creative photographers (digital manipulation) and digital artists to submit images showing their interpretation of this theme.” Entry Deadline: August 23, 2015. Learn more on the Exhibitions Without Walls website.
Free Online Arts Training Resources
Arts and education experts from across California have developed an innovative series of online arts training resources for educators. Through the Creativity at the Core initiative, free online professional learning modules support 21st Century learning for California’s diverse students “through a focus on powerful arts teaching and learning. These modules build on and support the visual and performing arts with the California State Standards, including the Common Core.”
Artists Share Your Story About Art and Healing
Has creating visual art helped you cope with an emotional, psychological or physical challenge? Or, are you a psychologist or art therapist who has used visual art to help others with their emotional healing? Do you have a desire to share your story about art and healing in order to raise awareness about the healing power of art? Do you agree that by sharing your story you will help others? If so, we want to share your story about art & healing. We want to know about your art work, art process, and the benefits you have derived from using visual art. Artists worldwide are invited to participate. Selected stories and artwork will be published on The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS website. Learn more.
“Solstice” Call For Women Artists Over the Age of 40
The Haggus Society is seeking art for its exhibition “Solstice” for its exhibition at Julie Montenegro State Farm, Los Angeles, CA, October 1 – December 30, 2015. “The long and the short of it. Whether the longest or the shortest day of the year, the solstice is one of the most ancient markers of time. This call seeks works that are related to seasonal changes, nature, cycles of light and dark, life and death, transition, impermanence.” Entry deadline: September 5, 2015. For more information visit The Haggus Society website.
The Healing Arts Program “Artist of the Month”
The Healing Arts Program is offering an opportunity for artists who live or work in New Jersey. Every month beginning in the fall of 2015, Healing Arts will celebrate an artist who demonstrates how art has been a healing force in his or her life. All application materials must be received by September 1, 2015. The Artist of the Month will be featured in a monthly Healing Arts email newsletter, along with their story and a link to their website. All Artists of the Month will be invited to exhibit their work together in a group show to be scheduled for a later date. To learn more about how to apply to be an artist of the month for the 2015-16 season visit the Atlantic Health System website.
Illuminate – A Photography Exhibition
All types of subject matter, capture types and photographic processes are eligible to submit to “Illuminate”, a competition juried by Elizabeth Avedon, an independent curator and book + exhibition designer. The exhibition will be presented by The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO. This nonprofit organization founded by photographers provides “support to photographic artists through exhibition, solo exhibition, promotion, portfolio reviews, publication, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals.” Entry deadline: August 26, 2015. For more information visit The Center For Fine Art Photography website.