calls to artists
SPA Studio Residency Program - Artist Proposal Deadline: August 31, 2017 (Now closed-stay tuned for next year's program)
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We invite artists to submit their artwork for consideration for future shows. We are currently accepting submissions for the following exhibits:
Celebrate: SPA Annual Members Show
Member artists of SPA are invited to share their work in a major show during the holiday gift-giving season – our Annual Members Show called “Celebrate.” A beautiful, diverse selection of fine art and crafts will be displayed creatively on all 3 floors of the SPA building.
Members who would like to display 2-D work: You may enter up to 2 large-sized works, 3 medium-sized works or 4 small-sized works. Members who would like to display a group of crafts – please speak to a staff member.
Deadline to sign up: October 13, 2017
Exhibit Dates: Nov 15 – Dec 28, 2017
Reception Date: Sat., Nov 18, 2017, 4-6PM.
*Please note: Your SPA membership needs to be current to exhibit in the Members Show.
Is 70 indeed the new 50? Maybe. But we need to acknowledge that aging is a perpetual, inescapable process, moving in only one direction. While the word "old" is subjective and relative, everything we know eventually falls to decay. It can be seen in the lines of a face or in the crumbling concrete of an interstate overpass; in the depth of love, knowledge, and history or in the failing mind of a loved one. Is growing old full of joy? Loss? Or a combination of both? How do our bodies and minds change as the years pass? How does aging impact or enrich the lives of those close to us? Is the end result of aging static, or can it lead to new growth and rebirth? As we enter the new calendar year, show us what aging means to you, in humans, nature, or the world around us. Additionally, bear in mind that Kurt Vonnegut famously remarked, “True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.” We are looking for nontraditional and traditional media, small installations, 2-D and 3-D works.
Deadline: December 9, 2017
Show Dates: January 30 – March 17, 2018
Pleased to Meet You!
This show brings to life fantastical, imaginative creatures and beings of the non-human variety. Whether based on folklore, ancient myths, your wild imagination, or a memorable dream, these are extraordinary beings from a variety of media. There will be robots, unusual friends, mythological-inspired creatures, freaks, alter egos and beasts – magnificent and tiny in size. Installation proposals and alternative media are welcome.
Deadline: February 2, 2018
Show Dates: March 27 – May 12, 2018
Spoken, written, and signed language is distinctively human. There are currently 6,909 living languages, though half are in danger of extinction and are expected to disappear in this century. What do the connected sounds and symbols of words suggest for the visual arts? We're thinking of diverse languages and letterforms (real or invented), new communication technologies, censorship, graffiti, collage, and urgent messages. We will be creating a Tower of Babel in the center of the gallery, and welcome proposals for this structure in whole or part.
Deadline: April 6, 2018
Show Dates: May 22 – June 30, 2018
This show includes artwork that feels the burn … The group show involves work where the effects of heat and fire can be easily seen and experienced, including encaustic media, singed paper and other ephemeral materials, charred wood, pit-fired vessels, and some hammered metal and blown glass objects. Ideal for the pyro-manic artist, (however, no burning artwork in the gallery due to fire safety measures in place because of an epic fire in the historic building 20 years ago that SPA occupies). We are looking for nontraditional and traditional media, small installations, 2-D and 3-D works.
Deadline: May 18, 2018
Show Dates: July 10 – August 24, 2018
Directions for Submitting your Artwork:
Applications should include:
$10 Submission Fee for Non-Members (free for members)
Payment can be made by check or via the PayPal button below.
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If you do not get a confirmation that we have received your submission, please contact us.
To submit your application via mail:
Studio Place Arts
201 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
Call: (802) 479-7069
or Email: email@example.com
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