Friday, October 24, 2014

Call for Entries: The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2016

The National Portrait Gallery invites artists all over America to investigate the art of contemporary portraiture for the fourth Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, to be held in 2016. The competition and resulting exhibition will celebrate excellence and innovation, with a strong focus on the variety of portrait media used by artists today.

Deadline: November 30, 2014
More info here.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Internship with NY Critic/Curator

New York Critic and Curator seeking an intern to work one, possibly two days a week, who has writing skills to manage social media (Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook sites), assist with managing schedules, opportunities, organizing appearances, and basic office duties. The intern will learn skills of organizing, how to communicate with professionals in the art world and work beside a working art critic learning writing and editing skills, as well as gaining an intimate knowledge of the contemporary art world. Position needs a qualified, special person who is responsible, ambitious and professional and who is willing to assist with several curatorial and book projects, which will include communicating with artists, institutions and publishing houses. Knowledge of written Spanish a plus, but not necessary. Travel and lunch will be paid for. This is an exceptional educational and professional opportunity located in Brooklyn, New York. If you are interested in applying for this internship, please send in an email (no attachments please) a letter of interest, your resume, and contact information to: "Critic" at No solicitations please. Only inquiries pertaining to this internship will be considered.

Kassan Foundation Fellowship

The Kassan Foundation provides financial assistance to underprivileged artists who work in a representational style of painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpting, are in the early or developmental stage of their career, and demonstrate a commitment to making art a lifetime career.

This is the second annual year, the 2014 Fellows will receive 5,000 USD each.
application deadline: November 1, 2014
shortlist announced: November 15, 2014
fellows announced around: November 28, 2014

To be eligible for a KF Fellowship, applicants must be residents of the United States of America.

Read more here.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Rome Prize 2015

The American Academy in Rome is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Rome Prize. Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to about thirty emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives. The deadline for the nation-wide Rome Prize competition is 1 November 2014.  Applications will also be accepted between 2-15 November 2014 for an additional fee. For more information on the application process and eligibility  visit the American Academy in Rome website:

2015 CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour - Call to Artists

The CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour in Mankato, MN is currently accepting outdoor sculpture submissions for the 2015 tour. The deadline to submit your application is November 1, 2014. The mission of the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour is to provide a professional, year-round outdoor sculpture program in the City Centers of Mankato and North Mankato that is both high-quality and artist-friendly. We feature a well-balanced exhibit with all styles, types, materials and sizes of sculptures from a broad range of artists – local, regional, national and international.  Over the last four years, CityArt has sold ten sculptures from its program and has facilitated several commissioned pieces. For more information on our program, visit
How It Works
The 2015 CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour is planned to include over 30 sculptures in the core blocks of Mankato and North Mankato, MN. Instead of purchasing the artworks outright, CityArt obtains sculptures on loan from artists each year and provides nearly $30,000 in artist prize money which includes prizes for Best-of-Show (bronze & other material) and the People’s Choice Award. The sculptures are displayed for about one year (May to April).
Awards Structure
·         People’s Choice Award – purchase price up to $15,000 plus $3,000 cash prize
·         Best of Show - Bronze - $2,500, Second - $1,500, Third - $1,000, Honorable Mention - $500
·         Best of Show - Other Medium - $2,500, Second - $1,500, Third - $1,000, Honorable Mention - $500
Artist Stipend
Artists will receive $500 for delivery and pick up of first sculpture and $250 for second sculpture by the same artist.
*Minnesota artists accepted into the program will receive an additional $250.
Shipping Reimbursement: Artists will receive up to $250 in shipping reimbursement if their sculpture is not sold and needs to be shipped back to them at the end of the tour. Anything over and above this amount is paid by the artist.
Accommodations: Two night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn during the ‘Artists Weekend’ in May which includes an informal artists gathering on Friday night and a formal artists reception on Saturday evening following installation.
The complete submission process, tour info and application is attached. For questions please contact Noelle Lawton at or 507.385.6671.