Call to Artists: Appalachia Now! at The Asheville Art Museum

The Asheville Art Museum is accepting submissions until March 31 from artists of the Southern Appalachian region for Appalachia Now! An Interdisciplinary Survey of Contemporary Art in Southern Appalachia, the inaugural exhibition of the new Asheville Art Museum when it reopens in early 2019.

EXHIBITION
Appalachia Now! will feature emerging and established artists from North Carolina and its bordering states: Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The exhibition will include artists of all media, such as painting, sculpture, new media, dance and film. Public programs and performances will be held in conjunction with the exhibition. A full-color catalogue featuring the selected works will be made available in print and online along with an online registry of all Open Call applicants. The registry will include information provided by the applicants through the Open Call and will be an invaluable resource for both promoting artists of the Southern Appalachian region and providing the public with a finding tool for information about these artists and their work.

Learn more and apply by following this link. 

Job Opening: Gallery Associate at The Center for Craft

Position overview

The Center for Craft, a national 501c3 nonprofit arts organization located in downtown Asheville, NC, is currently seeking a part-time Gallery Associate. This position will staff the front desk, serve as a primary contact for public interface and provide project, program, and database support.

The position requires a candidate that is personable, extremely organized, detail oriented, and has strong communication skills to work with the Center’s team on long-term projects. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors Degree in Arts Administration, Art History, or a related field. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Drive is required, Adobe Suite is encouraged. Experience with social media, Constant Contact, and Survey Monkey a plus. Applicants must be able to lift/push/pull 25 lbs or more, climb ladders, and operate other tools and equipment. Saturday and evening availability required.

Job duties include

-Public Interface: Knowledgeably and personably engage gallery visitors with exhibitions; eloquently articulate the work of the Center; accurately record and track visitor numbers, contact information, and zip codes; assist with set up and tear down for special events, lectures, and receptions;

-Front Desk Administration: Greet guests, answer phones, issue parking passes, sort and deliver mail, and merchandise sales; ensure the security of artwork during open hours; maintain gallery cleanliness and professional atmosphere of the Center;

-Project Support: Provide key support on administrative, marketing, exhibition and programming projects; other duties as assigned.

Schedule and Pay Rate

This position will be regularly scheduled to work Thursday – Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. plus additional hours including evening and weekends, as assigned.

Pay Rate: $13/hour

To learn more and apply, follow this link

Grant Opportunity: Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grants

Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grants Available through the Arts & Heritage Fund

Up to $100,000 available for Individuals and Organizations

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to announce Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grants, a funding program through the Arts & Heritage Fund. Distributed through the Arts & Culture Alliance, Bailey Opportunity grants provide financial and technical support to individual artists and small, professionally-oriented arts and culture organizations (whose budgets are under $100,000). The grants are designed to spur continued artistic and administrative growth in innovative, entrepreneurial artists and organizations at any stage in their development.

Projects that allow for the exploration of new avenues of creativity, wrestling with new ideas that can advance one’s creative work, acquiring equipment that will help create or sell work, and strengthening existing output are especially encouraged.

The application receipt deadline is midnight on Sunday, March 18, 2018.

Awards range from $100 to $75,000. Bailey Opportunity grants will invest $100,000 in East Tennessee arts projects and programs taking place July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Interested applicants may view the guidelines and download the application at www.knoxalliance.com/bailey. Previous grantees are eligible to apply.

The goal of Bailey Opportunity Grants is to create a more vital creative community in Knoxville by: encouraging contributions to the city’s economy and quality of life by artists and arts and history organizations; positioning Knoxville as a community that honors its creative industry and supports the efforts of artists and organizations to achieve excellence; and raising public profiles of artists and organizations within the city and beyond.

A list of last year’s grantees (22 individuals and 10 organizations) may be viewed at www.knoxalliance.com/ann-and-steve-bailey-opportunity-grantees/.

For more information about Bailey Opportunity Grants or to make an appointment to discuss an application, please contact Liza Zenni at (865) 523-7543 or LZ@knoxalliance.com.

About the Arts & Culture Alliance
The Arts & Culture Alliance serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. The Alliance receives financial support from the Tennessee Arts Commission, the City of Knoxville, and First Tennessee Foundation.

Call for Artists: Black and White 2018

Black & White 2018
Open Call for Entry and Exhibition

All Black and White imagery is eligible for submission and all types of photographic processes are eligible for this exhibition. This includes all film, alternative processes, traditional, digital, and all post-production techniques. All subject matter is welcome and all sizes are eligible. Images are submitted securely online, artist’s copyrights are always protected. Open internationally.

Submissions Are Due | March 28, 2018

Artist Honors and Awards
All selected artists’ work is exhibited in our Exhibition Space and in the Online Exhibition complete with artist website links. C4FAP also provides professional installation images, event Press Release and social media promotions with an audience of 180,000+ followers internationally. All artists and friends are welcome to celebrate the exhibition with us at the reception in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Juror’s Award: $400
Director’s Award: $200
Honorable Mentions

Submission | Entry Fee
Members | $24 for the three images.
Non-Members | $38 for the first three images.
Additional Images may be submitted for $7 each for members and $10 each for non-members. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted.

Please call 970-224-1010 or email coordinator@c4fap.org with any questions!

Call for Artists: 2018 National Prize Show

Entry Deadline: February 22, at 11:59pm, EST

Acceptance Notification: April 2, after 5pm, on cambridgeart.org
Ticketed Gala Preview Event: May 11, 6-9pm
Public Reception: May 16, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: May 17 – June 23, 2018

The Cambridge Art Association’s 2018 National Prize Show celebrates 20 years of our national juried exhibits. The 2018 National Prize Show will be exhibited in two locations: our Kathryn Schultz Gallery, at 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge MA; and our University Place Gallery, at 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge MA. We expect to exhibit between 60 and 100 original works across the two gallery spaces.

PRIZES
Best in Show Award | $1,500
First Prize | $750
Second Prize | $500
Three Juror’s Choice | $100 Each

EXHIBITION LOGISTICS
Submission Fees
All applicants may enter up to 3 pieces of original work

$40 for non Members
$25 for Cambridge Art Association Members

Eligibility
Open to artists age 18 and older living and working in the USA, open to all media. All work will be juried from digital images submitted through Slideroom.

Click here for complete entry guidelines + entry link

Job Opening: iSPY PT Editorial Assistant

iSPY needs a second banana, part-time editorial assistant. Pick your own title.

This Arts and Crafts start-up, online zine is a perfect place to learn how to publish for fun and profit. Need the skills required to write very short copy (stories) that go well with what is happening within the Asheville demographic.

If you are politically astute, iSPY might not be for you . . . we are not politically oriented. If you think you’ve the experience, regardless of age, plus and/or minus, we ought to talk. This could be a perfect college internship or something to do in retirement!

Email Jim Kransberger: jim@ispy-asheville.com. (828) 505-1907.

Job Opening: Tryon Arts and Crafts School Seeks Executive Director

Tryon Arts and Crafts School (TACS) is seeking an Executive Director (ED).  TACS has been in operation nearly 60 years as a community and regional center.  The mission of TACS is to provide creative opportunities for everyone through education, instruction, and expression of heritage and contemporary arts and crafts in a friendly, stimulating and enriching environment.  TACS is a 501 © (3) organization.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • A proven record in leadership for people and organizations
  • Credentials, aptitude or experience consistent with TACS mission
  • A history of successful fund-raising and grant writing
  • The ability to understand and manage a budget for a 501 © (3) organization
  • Computer proficiency
  • Exceptional written and verbal skills
  • A high level of ethical standards, integrity, discipline and company loyalty

Job Description | The ED:

  • Provides day-to-day management and execution of ongoing goals of TACS
  • Reports directly to the Executive Committee (EC), ultimately to the Board of
  • Directors (BOD) and is responsible for consistent achievement of the mission, financial objectives and development of future plans for the organization
  • Manages and supports TACS staff and provides advice on handling any issues which arise
  • Oversees development of workshops and classes with the Education Committee
  • Negotiates salaries and sets class/workshop fees according to the Finance Committee guidelines,
  • Develops broad guidelines of a marketing strategy with the Marketing Committee. Writes press releases and directs/participates in posting to social media,
  • Serves as an emissary and leader to other community arts organizations, businesses, citizens and funding organizations essential to TACS,
  • Administers the current budget and assists in developing yearly budgets,
  • Writes grants to support the needs of TACS for program and structural needs

To Apply:

Submit one file in PDF format, including a cover letter and resume to: tryonbookshelf@gmail.com.  Include the names of three references with contact information.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications for a 501 © (3) organization.  This is a full time position.  A bonus is possible.  Review will begin as applications are received.  For additional information on TACS, go to: www.tryonartsandcrafts.org

Job Opening: Visual Art Instructor at The North Carolina Governor’s School

The Governor’s School of North Carolina is a five and one-half week summer residential program for intellectually gifted high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses. The curriculum focuses on the exploration of the most recent ideas and concepts in each discipline, and does not involve credit, tests, or grades.

The Governor’s School is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students in the nation. The program, which is open to rising seniors only, with exceptions made for rising juniors in selected performing/visual arts areas, is located on two campuses of up to 325 students each: Governor’s School West at Salem College in Winston-Salem (begun in 1963), and Governor’s School East at Meredith College in Raleigh (begun in 1978).

The North Carolina Governor’s School is seeking talented and dedicated staff to fill available positions at Governor’s School West (held at Salem College in Winston-Salem). Most positions are six and one-half weeks in duration, from early June through late July. Employees receive a salary (based on position and qualifications) and are eligible for room and board on campus. For more information, contact the Office of the North Carolina Governor’s School at ncgovschool@dpi.nc.gov.
Governor’s School West is hiring a lead instructor in the area of Visual Art. The Visual Art instructor will work with a diverse class of 16-18 students from across the state who have undergone a rigorous application process to attend the Governor’s School. Area I classes are held twice a day, Monday through Friday, and Saturday mornings. The lead Visual Art instructor is responsible for curriculum development, purchasing supplies, organizing studio space, and mounting student exhibitions in the Elberson Fine Arts Center at Salem College. In the past, the art curriculum at Governor’s School West has focused on experimentation, material exploration, conceptual thinking, collaboration, and developing community in the studio. This is a unique chance for students to be exposed to the world of contemporary art in a classroom setting outside of their typical high school environments. Governor’s School is a residential program, so instructors are asked to be active participants in our community throughout the summer, including attending campus-wide speakers or presenting optional seminars on a wide range of topics based on their interests and specialties. There are many opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration among both faculty and students in this unique teaching and learning environment. Art educators with an active studio practice and passion for innovative art education are encouraged to apply.
Application for employment can be found here: http://www.ncgovschool.org/employment/

Scholarship Opportunity: Y.E.S. Emerging Artists Fund

Graduating high school seniors in Buncombe County are invited to apply for Diana Wortham Theatre’s Y.E.S. Emerging Artists Fund scholarship.

The Emerging Artists Fund scholarship program supports young performers by providing scholarships for graduating high school seniors pursuing a career in the performing arts.

Learn more and download application

For more information, call the theatre at 828-257-4530.

The Diana Wortham Theatre Y.E.S. Fund makes it possible for underserved students to attend school performances, sends professional artists into local classrooms, and provides scholarship assistance to high school seniors pursuing a career in the performing arts. Learn more about the Y.E.S. Fund and how you can say YES to students.