A Singular Creation Art Community Newsletter - July 13, 2009 | View This Newsletter Online Here
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Joe Barrouk (AKA Singular) - A Singular Creation founder
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Contest is open to all media and all subject matter. Your image should demonstrate a sense of equilibrium, balance and evenness.
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  • Open for Submissions: June 15 - July 14, 2009
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2009 International Photography Show | Tuesday, July 14

The exhibition is open to photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center for Fine Art Photography invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. All subjects are eligible. Juror is Andy Adams, the editor/publisher of Flak Photo, a contemporary photography website that celebrates the art of publishing photography online. Over $700 in Awards.

Prospectus: www.c4fap.org/cfe/2009International/intl.asp


2009 Digital Art LA Call for Artists | Monday, July 20
The L.A. Center for Digital Art announces an international call to artists. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to their creation are acceptable: digital art stills of any kind, digital photogaphy, short experimental time based video, video loops, mobile media, interactive media, and internet art. Selected winners will be exhibited as the central focus of the "DigitalArt.LA" expo in a large group exhibit at the LACDA gallery, August 13 - September 5, 2009. Video winners will also be screened at the Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists. Entry fee: $30. Online registration only: lacda.com/juried/juriedshow.html

Arte Latino - Call for Entries | Monday, July 20
  The Smithtown Township Arts Council is now accepting entries for Arte Latino, an exhibition in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month August 22–Sept 23, 2009 at the Mills Pond House Gallery. The exhibition seeks to explore the unique cultural and artistic narratives that define being Latino in America. Open to all media that expresses the experience of being Latino in the United States or that communicates the history of their journeys or their culture that connects them with their Latin heritage. Entry deadline is July 20, 2009, and must be submitted as 300 ppi jpeg files on CD only.

For prospectus send SASE to STAC, 660 Rte 25A, St. James, NY 11780 or visit www.stacarts.org/exhibits/show/31

8th Annual Summer All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition | Friday, July 24
The Upstream People Gallery presents an exhibition with 12 month's gallery representation, August 1, 2009 through July 31, 2010, with approximately 900,000 hits each month. Open to all artists worldwide. Original works except film and video, including collage, digital and all mixed media. All artworks including alternative media, paintings, sculpture, prints, drawing, photographs, papier colle, assemblage, installation, digital manipulation, ceramics, fiber and any other.

Cash Awards of Excellence and Special Recognitions will be given at the juror's discretion; the amounts and number of which is determined by the entries and their quality. Specially recognized artists will be reviewed in the juror's statement published worldwide and sent in a press release to the artist's local newspaper(s).

Artists get a dicounted entry fee if submitted by our early deadline of July 8, 2009. The final deadline is July 24, 2009. Prospectus: www.upstreampeoplegallery.com

Zeitgeist 09 United Creators International Exhibit - Call for Entries | Saturday, July 25
Broadcasting art globally, promoting extensively, United Creators creates the most innovative and comprehensive competition in the Art World today. United Creators dedicates itself to providing the most extensive visibility to most competition entrants. The United Creators competition is open to anyone 18 years of age or older, from any country. Contestants will be judged against other contestants in each category.

Every week 12 artists will be chosen (two from each category: Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Photography, Drawing, and Video Art) to be digitally broadcasted and showcased during one week at exclusive and high profile showrooms of our partner: Bang & Olufsen in New York (USA), Istanbul (Turkey) and Frankfurt (Germany).

Winning artists chosen by prominent judges will receive One-month digital exhibitions at three international cities with the top winning video artist to be presented in November as part of [PAM] installation at The State Hermitage Museum during the Cyland Cyber Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The theme of this exhibition is Zeitgeist- literally ‘about time’ and the spirit of our 'creative now.' It is an exploration of the marriage of art and technology, creative networks and communication. Prospectus: www.unitedcreatorsawards.com

Art Calendar's Studio Makeover Contest | Friday, July 31
Let us fill your studio! The Art Calendar Studio Makeover Contest is FREE to enter! The contest runs from May 1, 2009 until July 31, 2009. Three winners will be selected and announced in the October 2009 issue of Art Calendar! All winners will also be included in an editorial feature in the November 2009 issue of Art Calendar! $9000 in prizes Restrictions apply. No purchase necessary.

Eligibility requirements and rules can be found at www.artcalendar.com/StudioMakeover

Studio Visit - Spring 2010 Edition - Call for Entries | Friday, July 31
All Regions, All Mediums. Studio Visit, now introducing its fifth competition, is a nationally focused publication that presents all two- and three-dimensional work. Each volume includes approx. 150 artists. Each selected artist will be provided with one full page that will include a full color image, contact information and a brief artist statement. The publication is juried by a professional curator and produced to the highest quality standards and can be used as a valuable promotional tool. Juror: Steven Zevitas, Publisher, New American Paintings.

Once published, Studio Visit is mailed to 2,000 of the nation's top galleries and curators and a growing subscriber base. Additionally, participating artists will receive a complimentary issue of the publication, and they will be able to purchase additional copies at a discount to send to galleries, collectors, friends and family.

The competition is free to enter, however, artists will be responsible for a $225 production/distribution fee if selected. Prospectus: www.studiovisitmagazine.com

Autumnal Tints | Monday, August 3
Still Point Art Gallery invites submissions from emerging and established artists for its upcoming exhibition: Autumnal Tints. This exhibition is not solely about a time of year. This exhibition is about color, the plush, sometimes fiery, sometimes soothing and subtle, colors of autumn. We invite any style of art, representational or abstract, that explores, plays, or communicates with the color or tints of autumn. Open to artists 18 years of age or older living in the United States who submit original artwork in any medium except video and wearable art.

Prospectus: www.stillpointartgallery.com/index.php?action=prospects

The Richeson 75 International Landscape, Seascape & Architectural Art Competition | Wednesday, August 12
RichRicheson School of Art & Gallery, a division of Jack Richeson & Co., Inc., is proud to announce the Richeson 75 Landscape, Seascape & Architectural Competition. Seventy-five two-dimensional works of art and several alternates will be selected to represent the finest examples of painting and drawing being produced by today’s visual artists. The following prizes will be awarded:

Best In Show - $3,000. First Place in each category will receive a $1000 certificate for art materials from Jack Richeson & Co., Inc. Second Place Award in each category will receive a $500 certificate for art materials from Jack Richeson & Co., Inc. 75 Finalists and a number of
alternates will be selected and invited to participate in the exhibit at the Richeson Gallery in Kimberly, Wisconsin from July 31-September 25, 2009.

The Richeson 75: Landscape, Seascape & Architectural Competition is open to all artists over age 18. All work entered must be original in concept/execution and have been created since January 1, 2007. 2-D Art in the following categories is eligible: Oils, Oil Pastel/Paintstiks; Pastels & Drawing/Dry Media and Water Media/Other (Printmaking, Mixed Media etc.). No photography, electronic/computer generated art or 3-D.

Website: www.richeson75.com/callforentries.html
Prospectus: www.richeson75.com/prospectus/r75_landscape_09.pdf

OnAngels Magazine - Art & Literary Contest | Saturday, August 15
On Angels Magazine Art & Literary Contest 2009 is open to several mediums of art and literature. There are six categories of art; Painting, Computer Graphic Art, Sculpting, Drawing, Mixed Media and Photography. There are three categories of literature; Fictional Short Stories, Non-Fictional Short Stories and Poetry. All entries MUST have an ANGEL theme. Religion will not play a part in any of the judging.

The winning entries and artist's / writer's profiles will be published in our premier magazine and online. Artists and Writers retain all copyrights and artwork. First Prize (US) $3000 in each category - Second Prize (US) $1500 in each category - Third Prize (US) $500 in each category - Honorable Mention (US) $200 in each category.

Prospectus: www.onangelsmagazine.com/about.html

Portrait - Call for Entries | Tuesday, August 18
A visual representation that portrays the likeness of a person, animal, place or thing. The exhibition is open to photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center for Fine Art Photography invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Over $700 in Awards.

Prospectus: www.c4fap.org/cfe/2009Portrait/portrait.asp

11th Annual Photographic Processes Juried Online International Art Exhibition | Monday, August 24
The Upstream People Gallery presents an exhibition with 12 month's gallery representation, September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2010, with approximately 900,000 hits each month. Open to all artists worldwide with artwork created using any photographic process, including digital works, mixed media works and any other use of photography.

Cash Awards of Excellence and Special Recognitions will be given at the juror's discretion; the amounts and number of which is determined by the entries and their quality. Specially recognized artists will be reviewed in the juror's statement published worldwide and sent in a press release to the artist's local newspaper(s).

Artists get a dicounted entry fee if submitted by our early deadline of August 8, 2009. The final deadline is August 24, 2009. Prospectus: www.upstreampeoplegallery.com

Midnight Oils - Call for Entries | Friday, August 28
  The Smithtown Township Arts Council is seeking works ranging from the macabre to whimsical for Halloween Midnight Oils exhibition, to be held Oct. 9-Nov. 1, 2009. Juror Alain Khadem is interested in works that portray frightening subject matters in a philosophic, romantic, or humorous light. He is also considering works that embody literal, figurative or metaphorical interpretations of the idiomatic expression "The Devil is in the Details." Open to all media. Entry deadline: Aug. 28, 2009. Early entry is encouraged.

For prospectus send SASE to STAC, 660 Rte 25A, St. James, NY 11780 or visit www.stacarts.org/exhibits/show/32

13th Annual Tybee Festival of the Arts | Monday, August 31
Over $4000 in prize money for winning artists this year. Join us for our upscale Art and Fine craft show with exceptional artists, entertainment, culinary delights, and spirits on October 17th 10-8 and 18th 10-6 (Rain or Shine). This festival is part of the Tybee culture and is establishing higher standards for participation each year. New location, bigger prizes and more artists! The festival will take place in a magnificent tent this year just south of the pier. It will be the hub of island activity on festival weekend and will include artists from throughout the Southeast. Live Music! Artist Courtesy Concession booth! Volunteers available for your convenience! Entries will be juried for cash awards on Saturday morning. No charge to the public. Thousands of visitors come to this festival each year!

Application and fee information is available on our website: www.tybeearts.org/festival-of-the-arts.php

A Show of Heads - Call for Entries | Monday, August 31
Slowart Produactions presents a thematic exhibition based on the portrayal and interpretation of the human head to be held at the Limner Gallery, November 6 - December 5, 2009. Open for entry to all artists, working in any media. $2600 in publication awards. On-line entry form on our website, by email at slowart@aol.com, or send SASE to SlowArt Productions, 123 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534.

Prospectus: www.slowart.com/prospectus/head.htm

Call For Artists - Northeast Region | Monday, August 31
This competiton is open to all artists in the following states: CT, DE, ME, MA, NJ, NH, NY, PA, RI, VT (other areas, view website below). Open Studios Competitions are conducted annually in each of 6 regions of the country. Competitions lead to publication in our bimonthly New American Paintings which, juried by curators from prominent museums, has extended the reach of artists and expanded the resources of collectors since 1993. All styles: painting, drawing, monoprints/types, mixed media; 2-D only.

Submission Checklist: 4 35mm slides OR 4 printouts (any size; no discs please), resume (with contact info), $35 entry fee and SASE to: Open Studios Press, 450 Harrison Ave #304, Boston, MA 02118.

Event Web Page: www.newamericanpaintings.com/artistinfo.htm

11th Annual Abstraction Juried Online International Art Exhibition | Thursday, September
The Upstream People Gallery presents an exhibition with 12 month's gallery representation, October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010, with approximately 900,000 hits each month. Open to all artists worldwide with original two- and three-dimensional semi-abstract to pure abstract works in all media.

Cash Awards of Excellence and Special Recognitions will be given at the juror's discretion; the amounts and number of which is determined by the entries and their quality. Specially recognized artists will be reviewed in the juror's statement published worldwide and sent in a press release to the artist's local newspaper(s).

Artists get a dicounted entry fee if submitted by our early deadline of September 8, 2009. The final deadline is September 24, 2009. Prospectus: www.upstreampeoplegallery.com

Art Buzz: The 2010 Collection - Call To Visual Artists | Wednesday, September 30
  Art Buzz, The 2010 Collection, is now accepting entries for inclusion into the premier visual arts showcase, hardcover publication. The juried competition is open to visual artists, worldwide, who work in any visual art media (must be 18 or older). Art Buzz, the book, is a full color, square format, hardcover "coffee table" type publication that is scheduled for release in late January 2010, with a vigorous distribution and marketing plan. The pages of Art Buzz, The 2010 Collection, are open to all high quality, emerging and mid-career visual artists including artists that have yet to venture out for public scrutiny. Art Buzz, founder, artist Tony Blue, knows how important EXPOSURE is and all serious visual artists are encouraged to enter the juried competition to be included in the volume, Art Buzz, The 2010 Collection. The Art Buzz selection process is fair, unbiased and based solely on each individual artist's submitted work.

For more information regarding the competition, awards, fee and entry forms: www.artbuzz.org/competition.html
The following is a random sample of more upcoming art contests, opportunities and events from our Free Calendar.
  • Postcard Art Competition & Exhibition 2009 - Monday, July 13, 2009
  • For Love or Money - Call for Submissions - Wednesday, July 15, 2009
  • Aftermath - International Photography Competition - Wednesday, July 15, 2009
  • International Juried Watercolor Competition - Wednesday, July 15, 2009
  • Seventh Annual Peninsula Art League Open Juried Art Exhibition - Wednesday, July 15, 2009
  • Call for Environmental Themed Art - Friday, July 17, 2009
  • Lake Placid, New York National Juried Art Competition - Monday, July 27, 2009
  • Biennial Award 2009 - Friday, July 31, 2009
  • Call for Craft Artist Entries - Friday, July 31, 2009
  • Call for Entries: Poetry & Writing Contest - Friday, July 31, 2009
  • Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest - Friday, July 31, 2009
  • From Our Perspective: A National Women's Exhbition - Friday, July 31, 2009

  • The following is a just a small sample of art contests, opportunities and events found on our Pro Calendar. In order to view these listings, you must upgrade to our Pro Calendar. Click Here for more information on how to upgrade.
  • 07/28/2009 :: Refraction/Reflection - Call to Artists
  • 07/29/2009 :: 2009 Oconomowoc Mid-Summers Brush Plein Air Painting Event
  • 07/30/2009 :: Call for Public Art Proposals
  • 07/30/2009 :: Video Art Project
  • 07/31/2009 :: ArtPrize
  • 07/31/2009 :: Call for Bird Nest Themed Art
  • 07/31/2009 :: KHAA 6th Annual Fort Davis Art Show
  • 07/31/2009 :: Pixelglo Online Photography Contest
  • 07/31/2009 :: Wiley Photography Challenge
  • 08/01/2009 :: Call for Sound and Video Art
  • 08/01/2009 :: Best of Worldwide Artists & Artisans Art Book Competitions
  • 08/01/2009 :: Clay3 2009 National Juried Ceramics Exhibition
  • 08/01/2009 :: Equestrian Poster Contest
  • 08/01/2009 :: Northwest Artist Award
  • 08/01/2009 :: Painting the Americas - North and South of the Border
  • 08/03/2009 :: Call for Northeast Region Artists
  • 08/03/2009 :: Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2009
  • 08/05/2009 :: Fall Brush Exhibition
  • 08/07/2009 :: Annual Fall Art Exhibition
  • 08/07/2009 :: Artist Competition "The Spirit of Louisiana"
  • 08/08/2009 :: 81st Grand National Exhibition
  • 08/12/2009 :: North Texas Catholic Foundation Art Competition
  • 08/14/2009 :: 25th Annual American Visions National Photography Competition
  • 08/14/2009 :: Call for Public Art Proposals
  • 08/14/2009 :: Fur, Feathers & Fins All Animal Art Show
  • 08/15/2009 :: First Fall 2009 Contemporary Art Online Exhibition
  • 08/15/2009 :: Recycling Sculpture Contest
  • 08/15/2009 :: TACC 2nd Annual Art Contest - 2009 theme: The Magic of the Winter Holidays