ArtBeat: Calls For Entries

The Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society is seeking artists to donate work for Art Saves Animals 2010, an evening of live and silent auctions of original artwork and handcrafted items to be held at the Arts Center of the Capital Region on September 30. (We’re the honorary chairs for this worthwhile event.) (Deadline: September 3)

Want to play LarkFest? Four bands will be selected by a panel of judges to perform at Albany’s largest street fair on Saturday, September 25. Submit online here or here. $15 application fee. (Deadline: August 13).

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The Town of Clifton Park’s Community Arts and Culture Commission has announced “Rural Roots,” a photo contest for amateur photographers in town. 13 winning photographs will be printed in a 2011 Calendar as well as displayed at Historic Grooms Tavern during the town’s Farm Fest weekend on September 11-12, where visitors will cast their vote to select the cover of the calendar. (Deadline: August 11)

The Clement Art Gallery in Troy is currently seeking submissions for the 2011 exhibition season, with opportunities for both group and solo exhibitions. (Deadline: August 31)

TedXAlbany is seeking speakers for its independently organized Ted event at The Egg on November 4th, a day of information, inspiration and entertainment in which a wide variety of speakers, authors, business people and educators will be recklessly sharing ideas and insights to provoke thinking and conversation.

Davey Jones Gallery in Albany is seeking artists in all media for upcoming shows. Send five images + resume/cv to


Nippertown is accepting submissions of artists images to display as part of our Artist Spotlight. (Deadline: ongoing).

Saratoga Arts is accepting entries for Saratoga: Inside-Out, an exhibition that encourages artists to turn their views of Saratoga County “inside-out” by reinterpreting, subverting or envisioning anew the icons, ideas, events of landscapes. The show will run from August 7 through September 25. Drop off work (actual works, not slides or files) on Monday, July 25, 9am-5pm.

Saratoga Arts has taken over the responsibility of putting together First Night Saratoga and it looks like they’re wasting no time in increasing its status as the most interesting thing to do on New Years Eve in all of Nippertown. They’re seeking artists to participate in this year’s event on December 31st:

We are looking for musicians of every genre to fill our venues with an array of sounds from the traditional to the cutting edge. We’re striving to present an entertaining and eclectic mix that will delight, inspire and enlighten music lovers of every stripe. Classical, country, rock, roots, world music, alternative and beyond – we welcome both established and emerging artists.

Dance, comedy, theater and performance artists are also encouraged to participate. Works of originality, imagination and expression will be showcased. Those who attended in the past have shown particular interest in interactive art activities. We are seeking proposals for fun and thought-provoking participatory arts projects that can engage hundreds of participants throughout the evening. Ephemeral art installations, arts and crafts items, or other ideas that will not involve extraordinary production costs are most favorable. Think out of the box and impress us with your creativity!

Performance application here (PDF). Submit your ideas to First Night Coordinator, at firstnightinfo@… prior to August 1st, or bring/mail proposals to Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or call (518) 584-4132 for further info. Artists whose proposals are accepted will receive a stipend from Saratoga Arts. (Deadline: August 1)

Limner gallery is accepting entries for “A Show Of Heads,” a thematic group exhibition to be held in November, 2010 open to interpretations and portrays of the human head. $2200 in publication awards. (Deadline August 31)

Saratoga Arts, through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Decentralization Program offers the Saratoga County Program for Arts Funding (SPAF), which awards grants to support arts and cultural programming in all arts disciplines throughout Saratoga County. Since 1994, SPAF has awarded over $518,000 for hundreds of programs in Dance, Fabric Arts, Film, Fine Crafts, Folk/Traditional Arts, History, Literature, Multi-cultural Arts, Music, Native American Arts, Photography, Public Art, Sculpture, Storytelling, Theater and Visual Arts.

Grants are available in two categories:

  • Project Grants: grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to registered
    Saratoga County non-profit organizations, municipalities and sponsored
    individual artists to support arts and cultural programming in all arts
    disciplines in communities throughout the county. (Application deadline: October 7, 2010)
  • Artist Grants: 3 grants of $2,500 awarded to Saratoga County individual artists for the creation of new work that reflects local community life or culture and engages a community in the creative process (directly or indirectly). Grants focus on the artistâ?Ts work, with the goal of enhancing artistic career development and fostering interaction between artists and communities. (Application deadline: September 16, 2010)

UAlbany’s University Art Museum is seeking works in all media by alumni of all graduate and undergraduate programs for an exhibition this fall. (Deadline: October 1).

The Jay Street Gallery in Schenectrady has announced their show schedule for the year. Contact them to have your work considered for an upcoming show.

  • Aug 20-Sept 14: Sculpture (3D)
  • Oct 17-Oct 12: Sex, Religion and Politics
  • Oct 15-Sept 14: Fear Unmasked

Greene County Council on the Arts has announced their 2010 Calls For Entries. There are no entry fees but membership in the GCCA is required to participate in any show.

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