The Embroiderers’ Guild of America Call for Entries

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The Embroiderers’ Guild of America acknowledges the value of the needlework in art and history. The national exhibit is a representative selection of the best in artistic and technical works.

Two categories of embroidery will be accepted for the national exhibit:

Original: An original work is one, which from the beginning, is solely the creative product of the stitcher.

Adaptation: An adaptation is needlework inspired  by or based upon a source other than needlework and modified through significant design changes. Source(s) are to be documented.

Any Materials and any techniques will be juried as long as a portion of the work is done with a needle with an eye either by hand or by machine. Entires must not have been accepted for a previous EGA national exhibit. Each entrant may submit up to three entries. Pieces must have been completed from 2014 to present.

Original needlework by EGA members will be eligible to receive the Diana Grossman Memorial Award. All needlework will be eligible for the Virginia Miller Contemporary Needlework Award and the Judge’s Choice Awards. Monetary awards may be given by individual regions of EGA.

A maximum of three pieces may be submitted for consideration. The CD or flash drive must be permanently labeled with the stitcher’s name, and the title(s) of the entries. Emailed entries will not be accepted. Include on the CD or flash drive an artist’s statement, and a brief statement about each piece (50 words or less in MS Word format). If you work is adaptation, in your statement, please describe you source and the significant design changes you made to modify it. Include the appropriate fees.

Entries should be sent to: Peggy O’Connor, 21st Nat’l Exhibit Registrar. P.O. Box 1208, Etowah, NC 28729-1208

For questions, send SASE to above address or email tne21registrar@gmail.com

The Embroiderers’ Guild of America 21 National Exhibit is open for applications now until February 21, 2017. 

For more information of the National Exhibit, visit https://www.egausa.org/index.php/events/national-exhibit/through-the-needle-s-eye-21

 

Job Opportunities at LEAF

“The search begins for exceptional new LEAF Navigators to help lead LEAF into the future.”

LEAF is looking to fill two full-time and one part-time positions. Visit www.theLEAF.org/contact-staff if you are or know someone who is a potential match!

  • LEAF Marketing & Promotions Coordinator 3/4-Full Time
    • Cortina is growing into LEAF Community Relations Director as of 2017 and working more directly with LEAF Schools & Streets and LEAF International and helping LEAF make more steps towards LEAF’s 2020 Vision. She will be supporting the new person stepping into her current roles, and thankfully she will be here continuing to lead LEAF forward!
  • LEAF Cultural Arts Administrator Full Time
    • Providing a wide variety of administrative support for LEAF Community Arts with a focus on the cultural arts education outreach programs – LEAF Schools & Streets and LEAF International.
    • Taylor Densmore has been holding this position, and unfortunately due to family circumstances she needs to return to Raleigh in December. We are very sad to lose a dedicated LEAF Navigator and former LEAF intern, but are excited for all of the opportunities that will arise for her in Raleigh. Taylor sends gratitude to all of our partners, teaching artists, and community members. We hope to see her back for festivals.
  • LEAF Admin Support Part Time
    • This position is not officially posted yet, and is being developed. We have several part time people that help with admin throughout the year, and more concentrated around the festivals. It would be great to have ONE admin flexible superstar we can count on.

Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency: Apply Now

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Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency is currently accepting applications for both the 2017 and 2018 residency programs.

Yukon Arts Centre together with Parks Canada and the US National Park Service have launched the 2017- 2018 Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency. This residency is a unique two-week backcountry experience for visual artists with a passion for the outdoors. The program invites artists to hike the historic route of Tlingit traders and turn-of-the-century prospectors from the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Alaska to the Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site in Canada and connect with the hundreds of hikers along the trail, while pursuing their artistic practice.

Each year, three artists are chosen to participate in this cross-border creative journey – one from Canada, one from the United States, and one regional (Yukon or Alaska). As we begin our seventh season, we are proud to announce that the Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency is extending its scope and is now accepting applications from artists worldwide for the 2018 edition. The deadline for submitting applications for both the 2017 and 2018 residencies is February 1st, 2017.

By creating art on the trail and leading workshops and art talks in nearby communities afterwards, the selected artists will bring contemporary art to new and wider audiences and inspire an appreciation for the legacy of the Chilkoot Trail across both nations. The Chilkoot Trail, like all Parks Canada places, reflects the rich and varied heritage of our country and provides an opportunity for Canadians and visitors to learn more about our diversity, including the history, cultures and contributions of Indigenous Peoples.

As we near the 150th anniversary of Canada, the Government invites all Canadians to experience and learn more about our environment and our history. Canada’s national parks and historic sites enable Canadians to experience their heritage in special ways and will play a big part in the celebration of Canada 150.
Deadline: February 1st, 2017
The online application form and extensive program information may be accessed on the Yukon Arts Centre website here: http://yukonartscentre.com/programs/chilkoot

If you have any inquiries, please contact Jacqui Usiskin at chilkoot@yac.ca or by phone at 1-867-667-8460.
 

 

Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center Call for Artists

In an ongoing effort to draw attention to the observance of Black History Month and to highlight the contributions of African Americans in history, the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center is pleased to announce this opportunity. For next year’s Black History Month in February, 2017, the HA&HC is calling upon our artist community to participate in a unique venture. The center will be drawing thematic interpretations from the contributions and lives of black athletes, their specific sports, and the achievements won by their perseverance.

In particular, the exhibition is looking at the careers of baseball great Jackie Robinson, and tennis star, Althea Gibson. Although both made notable strides for inclusion in these sports, the center invites you to look at any other black athlete to interpret the artistic theme.

This exhibit is an ongoing collaboration with the Alexander Chapter of the NAACP, and the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center. During the course of the exhibit, visitors will vote on a “People’s Choice” Award that will garner popular vote numbers for a prize donated by the NAACP. Work may be for display or for sale, with the HA&HC receiving a 20% commission on any sales.

In preparing artwork for this exhibit, pieces should be no more than 3’ X 4’ in size and should be framed and/or matted ready for hanging. Sculptural entries are subject to the same size restrictions. Bases for sculptures will be provided by the HA&HC for the sake of uniformity. Work should be accompanied by a paragraph artist statement explaining their thoughts in the creation of the piece.

Artwork for this exhibit will be due to the HA&HC Lucas Mansion Gallery by January 25, 2017. The exhibit will run February 1-28, 2017. An Artist’s Reception and Opening will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2017, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. to honor all participants.

 

Contact Allison S. Houchins, Director of Education/Gallery Curator, with your intent to participate at (828)-632-6966 or allison@hiddenitearts.org

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Development and Arts Administration Internship at Franconia Sculpture Park

Franconia Sculpture Park’s Arts Administration Internship provides ‘hands-on’ immersion in the daily operations of a progressive arts organization located in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles NE of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. Franconia provides residence and workspace to emerging and established artists in a 43-acre sculpture park.

The Development intern will work directly with the development manager to support fundraising campaigns as well as work closely with Franconia’s staff so interns have a rare opportunity to be immersed in many types of projects and work experiences.

This type of internship is best suited for those interested in exploring public art, museum studies, arts administration, or nonprofit management careers. Primary responsibilities include assisting staff with day-to-day operations of the artist and education programs and may include helping with research; social networking outreach; marketing and publicity; graphic/web design; photography; database management; and assisting with activities that help promote Franconia and enhance public participation.

Arts Administration Internships are unpaid and last two to four months. This internship is flexible and can be scheduled to accommodate other commitments and varying time frames. We require a commitment of at least 16 hours a week for locally based interns who commute to Franconia. Interns who stay in residence at Franconia (free room & board) contribute at least 32 hours per week.

Franconia agrees to work with the intern to fulfill any necessary academic requirements and address any identified learning goals/objectives.

For complete details and application instructions, visit Franconia’s website: http://www.franconia.org/artsadmin.html

Contact John Hock with questions:

info@franconia.org

(651) 257-6668


Deadline for Development Intern: July 15, 2017

Qualifications
Applicants should be a dependable, organized, friendly, detail-oriented, flexible individual possessing strong written and verbal communication skills, and able to manage multiple projects and work independently. Word processing skills are required, graphic and/or web design skills are preferred. Applicants are expected to have strong communication skills and represent the organization in a professional manner.

Education: Must possess an undergraduate degree or be currently studying towards an undergraduate or graduate degree in nonprofit administration or development, art history, arts administration or related field.

Experience: The candidate must be confident working with the public and managing volunteers in a busy setting. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills are requirements for this position.

Software: (Some training provided) MS Office, Google Docs. Experience with CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software is a plus, but not required. Some experience with Adobe Creative Suite desired.

Compensation: Funds are not available through Franconia at this time but if in conjunction with a college or university funding is often available through career services. Room & board may be available in exchange for a minimum schedule of 32 hours per week working at Franconia.

Education Credit: We work with all higher education institutions to ensure you will receive credit for your experience, if applicable. To help offset travel and personal expenses, some schools or private individuals may sponsor internships. To learn more about intern sponsorship click here.

Please note: Administrative Interns do NOT receive studio space nor is their artwork included in the exhibition. If you are interested in a studio-based internship, please apply for the Intern Artist Program.

Availability
Franconia is open to accommodating individual schedules for a well-qualified candidate. The following dates are when internships are available.
• Program Intern: May 15 to September 20
• Development Intern: September 1 – December 15

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Program and Arts Administration Internship at Franconia Sculpture Park

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Franconia Sculpture Park’s Arts Administration Internship provides ‘hands-on’ immersion in the daily operations of a progressive arts organization located in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles NE of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. Franconia provides residence and workspace to emerging and established artists in a 43-acre sculpture park.

The program interns will support Franconia’s education & public programing as well as work closely with Franconia’s staff so interns have a rare opportunity to be immersed in many types of projects and work experiences.

This type of internship is best suited for those interested in exploring public art, museum studies, arts administration, or nonprofit management careers. Primary responsibilities include assisting staff with day-to-day operations of the artist and education programs and may include helping with research; social networking outreach; marketing and publicity; graphic/web design; photography; database management; and assisting with activities that help promote Franconia and enhance public participation.

Arts Administration Internships are unpaid and last two to four months. This internship is flexible and can be scheduled to accommodate other commitments and varying time frames. We require a commitment of at least 16 hours a week for locally based interns who commute to Franconia. Interns who stay in residence at Franconia (free room & board) contribute at least 32 hours per week.

Franconia agrees to work with the intern to fulfill any necessary academic requirements and address any identified learning goals/objectives.

For complete details and application instructions, visit Franconia’s website: http://www.franconia.org/artsadmin.html

Contact John Hock with questions:

info@franconia.org

(651) 257-6668

Deadline for Program Intern: April 1, 2017

Qualifications
Applicants should be a dependable, organized, friendly, detail-oriented, flexible individual possessing strong written and verbal communication skills, and able to manage multiple projects and work independently. Word processing skills are required, graphic and/or web design skills are preferred. Applicants are expected to have strong communication skills and represent the organization in a professional manner.

Education: Must possess an undergraduate degree or be currently studying towards an undergraduate or graduate degree in nonprofit administration or development, art history, arts administration or related field.

Experience: The candidate must be confident working with the public and managing volunteers in a busy setting. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills are requirements for this position.

Software: (Some training provided) MS Office, Google Docs. Experience with CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software is a plus, but not required. Some experience with Adobe Creative Suite desired.

Compensation: Funds are not available through Franconia at this time but if in conjunction with a college or university funding is often available through career services. Room & board may be available in exchange for a minimum schedule of 32 hours per week working at Franconia.

Education Credit: We work with all higher education institutions to ensure you will receive credit for your experience, if applicable. To help offset travel and personal expenses, some schools or private individuals may sponsor internships. To learn more about intern sponsorship click here.

Please note: Administrative Interns do NOT receive studio space nor is their artwork included in the exhibition. If you are interested in a studio-based internship, please apply for the Intern Artist Program.

Availability
Franconia is open to accommodating individual schedules for a well-qualified candidate. The following dates are when internships are available.
• Program Intern: May 15 to September 20
• Development Intern: September 1 – December 15

 

2017 Hot Metal Residency at Franconia Sculpture Park

Franconia Sculpture Park is now accepting applications for our 2017 artist opportunities!

Located on 43-acres in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. Franconia offers a place where artists live, create, and exhibit three-dimensional artwork all in one location. Artists push themselves to achieve new visions at Franconia, beyond what they ever thought was possible. Each artist undergoes a transformation, leaving with a renewed focus, new skills, and lifelong connections.

Hot Metal Interns arrive July 20 and are joined by Hot Metal Artists on July 27. During the residency, you will participate in bonded sand mold-making workshops, and work together on a pour crew for the community Iron Pour on August 5 and the Artists-in-Residence Pour on August 12.

Cost for the residency is $430. The fee is waived for interns in exchange for daily assistance with pour preparations and educational workshops. The fee for artists includes outdoor studio space, up to 2,000 lbs of sand and 300 lbs of iron, tools required for large-scale work, equipment, engineering, and staff support. Artists and interns camp on-site and participate in Franconia’s daily cooking and cleaning schedule. All artists are expected to bring hand tools, safety equipment, and small power tools. Work made during the residency and pour will be included in Franconia’s Hot Metal exhibition.

For complete details and application instructions, visit Franconia’s website: http://www.franconia.org/ArtistOpportunities.html

Contact John Hock with questions:

info@franconia.org

(651) 257-6668

Deadline: March 12, 2017

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2017 Intern Artist Opportunities at Franconia Sculpture Park

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Franconia Sculpture Park is now accepting applications for our 2017 artist opportunities!

Located on 43-acres in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. Franconia offers a place where artists live, create, and exhibit three-dimensional artwork all in one location. Artists push themselves to achieve new visions at Franconia, beyond what they ever thought was possible. Each artist undergoes a transformation, leaving with a renewed focus, new skills, and lifelong connections.

Franconia invites dedicated, career-bound and emerging artists to apply for the Intern Artist Fellowship Program. Intern Artists are provided room, board, and studio space in exchange for daily support in park & exhibition maintenance; education & outreach programming; and fellowship artist assistance. Intern Artists are in residence 2 to 3 months and are encouraged to create a new sculpture for exhibition at Franconia.

For complete details and application instructions, visit Franconia’s website: http://www.franconia.org/ArtistOpportunities.html

Contact John Hock with questions:

info@franconia.org

(651) 257-6668

Deadline: February 11, 2017

2017 Artist Fellowship at Franconia Sculpture Park

Franconia Sculpture Park is now accepting applications for our 2016 artist opportunities!

Located on 43-acres in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. Franconia offers a place where artists live, create, and exhibit three-dimensional artwork. Artists push themselves to achieve new visions at Franconia, beyond what they ever thought was possible. Each artist undergoes a transformation, leaving with a renewed focus, new skills, and lifelong connections.

Artists working in three-dimensions are invited to submit ambitious project proposals for the FSP/Jerome Fellowship program (open to MN & NYC artists) or the Open Studio Fellowship Program (open to artists worldwide). Sculpture, site-specific, multi-media, and installation work are considered. Artists are in residence at Franconia during their fellowship. Residencies start as early as April 1, lasting a minimum of 4 weeks and up to 3 months depending on the nature of the project. Installation must be complete by September 15. Up to 10 artists or artist teams will be awarded funding support, ranging from $3,500 to $5,000, to create and exhibit new work in a public outdoor setting.

For complete residency details and application instructions, visit Franconia’s website: http://www.franconia.org/ArtistOpportunities.html

Contact John Hock with questions:

info@franconia.org

(651) 257-6668

Deadline: February 4, 2017

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Needed Immediately: Artists to volunteer their time for ABCCM

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Artists to volunteer their time and talents to help paint scenery sets for ABCCM’s upcoming Return to Bethlehem production. This 30th annual Christmas performance is a family-friendly and FREE event that recreates the streets of Bethlehem during the birth of Jesus. Donations received for this event will be used to help ABCCM fight hunger, homelessness and provide aid to Buncombe County’s poor. We need artists to help paint background scenery and sets that have become worn over time. Painting and scenery work will be done from November 23 to December 2. Call Terri Bowman (828)259-5326 for more information and to volunteer.