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Deadline: October 24, 2013
LAWRENCE ART GUILD ASSOCIATION CAREER OPPORTUNITY GRANT CALL FOR PROPOSALSIn keeping with its mission to promote art awareness and support artists in Lawrence and the surrounding area, the Lawrence Art Guild Association sponsors an annual Career Opportunity Grant competition. A single award in the amount of $500 is given to a visual artist whose proposed project is deemed most meritorious by the Guild’s review committee. The committee consists of five: President, Treasurer and three other Art Guild members who have not applied for the Grant within the calendar year. We would like to encourage ALL artists working in Northeast KS to apply, therefore, we are keeping the application pool open until midnight Oct. 24. The winner will be notified Nov. 4, and will be required to attend our November Guild meeting to accept the $500 gift.
Definition of Career Opportunity Grant
The Career Opportunity Grant is designed to provide financial assistance to visual artistsfor activities that will significantly advance their work or careers. The cash award is forspecific, short-term opportunities, such as workshops, programs, seminars, or travel to state, national, or international events or other activities that strengthen the artist’s skills or standing in the art community. Excluded from consideration are requests for awards simply for completion of work in progress.
Who May Apply?
Kansas visual artists, including painters, print makers, photographers, sculptors, fiberartists, ceramists.
Both Lawrence Art Guild Association members and non-members are eligible to apply. Students may not apply for assistance with school fees.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
Officers and Board members are excluded from applying during the term of their
Applications may be submitted starting August 1
Applications must be postmarked no later than September 30
Notification date: By October 10th.
Late applications will not be accepted
Examples of Activities That May Be Funded
The following list is not exhaustive, but gives a general idea of the types of activities
LAG will support with this grant.
Workshop, seminar, or mini-apprenticeship with a significant mentor
Travel associated with a career opportunity
Shipping costs associated with an exhibition that includes applicant’s work
Professional photographing of applicant’s work as preparation for submission to an
Materials to complete work scheduled for a gallery exhibition
Application Packets should include:
Completed application form.
10 images of work. These may either be 35 mm slides in a slide sleeve, or JPEG files, minimum 300 dpi on a CD. All images should be clearly labeled with the artist’s name, title, dimensions and medium. An image list should also be included.</li>
Support materials such as: documentation of an event for which applicant is seeking
support, letter of invitation, workshop brochure etc.
Grant winners are requested to submit a report to the Art Guild following their ‘event’
documenting how the funds were used. Winning artists are also encouraged to present the results of their work to the Art Guild at a general monthly meeting.
Send to Lawrence Art Guild Assoc., P.O. Box 1357, Lawrence, KS 66044.
The Lawrence Art Party is looking for artists to show with their gallery for this upcoming Final Friday Art Walk on September 27th, 2013. And all future Final Friday showings.
Message below from Sarah Kunen:
We support KU and community artists in our gallery which is sponsored by the Lawrence Creates Makerspace and the Lawrence Art Guild, a 40 year old organization. You can learn more about the community Makerspace and how to be involved as well.
The gallery accepts all forms of art - installation, textiles, printmaking, sculpture, paintings, drawings, spoken word, performance, music, group showings, etc. As a KU student there is a discount on the fee to show, rather than $20 it is $10, and there is 10% commission on any art sold. Although it is not required that you sell your work. All fees go to supporting the gallery and the Lawrence Creates Makerspace.
If you want to show your art or known someone who should, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a couple images of what you plan on showing. Please, spread the word, tell your friends, your students, your instructors! We would love to have you and see your work.
Thank you and we hope to see you at the Final Friday Art Walk this month!
Gallery Director and Curator
Cider Gallery Fine Art is presently looking for 1-2 fall interns that would have availabilityTuesday-Friday from 1-5p as well as art events and Final Fridays.
Responsibilities would include gallery reception, helping maintain gallery Facebook page and other social media, assisting with daily gallery maintenance, very basic graphics and layout, assisting in hanging and curation of exhibitions. Looking for students interested in learning how a gallery operates, professional presentation of artwork, dealings with clients and artists, curation and business basics. Any graphics, art, and business skills are helpful.
Please send resume/cover letter to: Clare Doveton, Gallery Manager email@example.com
The Watkins Community Museum and the Lawrence Percolator invite the community to participate in a collaborative exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of Quantrill’s Raid in August 2013. The raid’s lasting effects on the city remain a topic of discussion, though generations have passed. These exhibits aim to remember the victims of the raid and show appreciation for those who made it their mission to rebuild following the city’s destruction. Artists of all ages and experience are invited to submit works responding to the question:
What does Quantrill’s Raid mean to you today?
To delve deeper into the legacy of Quantrill’s raid, artists may consider responding to one of the following questions.
Works will be displayed at the Watkins and the Percolator from early August through October. Exact dates will vary between the two locations. All artistic media are welcome for submission. Please contact the exhibit coordinator if your work is live performance or requires electrical access.
To submit works, contact Abby Pierron at the Watkins Museum, 785-841-4109 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Works will be accepted at the Watkins Museum and the Percolator in late July and early August.
ENTRY MUST BE POSTMARKED OR HAND-DELIVERED BY 5:00 P.M., FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013.
ONLINE ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDNIGHT, FRIDAY, MARCH 1 2013
For Application Information:
Art in the Park, the annual juried outdoor exhibition of fine art and fine craft, is Lawrence's premiere arts event and is sponsored by the Lawrence Art Guild. Featuring the highest quality work by many area artists and craftspeople, as well as continuous musical entertainment, food vendors, and family fun, it is the Lawrence Art Guild's primary fund-raising event. More than 10,000 people typically attend Art in the Park.
Our event will be held on May 5, 2013 from 10am-6pm at South Park, 12th and Massachusetts in beautiful downtown Lawrence.
Applications are due by 5pm March 1, 2013. Applicants may apply and pay online at http://www.lawrenceartguild.org or use the printable application.
Printable applications are available at the website under Applications (PDF Downloadable Version). Questions may be directed to Amanda Monaghan at 785 979.7039 or AITT@lawrenceartguild.org.
Please send your applications to:
The Lawrence Art Guild
Art in the Park
PO Box 1357
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
DEADLINE FOR 2013-14 CYCLE: MARCH 25, 2013, MIDNIGHT
The Rocket Grants program was launched in 2009 by the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO and the KU Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS, in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The program aims to fuel the energy of the Kansas City regional visual arts community by encouraging and supporting innovative, public-oriented work in non-traditional spaces.
Rocket Grants enable individuals and groups of artists to take new risks with their work, push the scope and scale of their activities, develop and pursue collaborative projects, and engage with the public and public realm in inventive and meaningful ways. With the specific goals of developing new kinds of audiences and providing frameworks for the growth of further experimentation, awarded projects create unconventional and expansive forms of interaction, exchange, provocation, and surprise.
Now in its third year, the Rocket Grants program has awarded $121,000 in direct funds to thirty projects, involving at least seventy-two artists working in multiple media. Hundreds of other artists have been integrally and peripherally included in the performances, publications, workshops, artist-run spaces, videos, public installations, events and websites that the awards have funded. To learn more about this program and the projects supported byRocket Grants please explore this site.
The Andy Warhol Foundation has invested in the creation of a growing national network of regional re-granting programs – supporting Alternative Exposure in San Francisco, California; The Idea Fund in Houston, Texas; and The Propeller Fund in Chicago, Illinois in addition to the Rocket Grants program. The Foundation aims to support the independent creative activity of artists by partnering with leading artist-centered, visual arts organizations across the country.
DEADLINE: 4PM, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
The exhibition will be juried by Porter Arneill, who serves as the Director/Public Art Administrator for the Kansas City, Missouri Municipal Art Commission.
Deadline for entries is 4 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2013. Eight artists’ works will be selected and each will receive a $1200 honorarium and publication in the exhibition brochure.
The sculptures will be on display for one year in downtown Lawrence. In order to highlight the work of local sculptors, this year’s exhibition entries will be limited to artists residing within a 15-mile radius of Lawrence. All work must be free standing, of sound design, and suitable for long-term outdoor public display without external support. Competition is open to artists 18 and older. All entries must be original work.
For more information, additional requirements, and to submit an entry, please visit lawrenceks.org/advisory_boards/lac/publicart/sculpture.
The exhibition opens Saturday, June 15, 2013 and closes in April 2014. The exhibition opening tour and reception is tentatively scheduled for 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday June 15.
Dearest Every Member of the Lawrence Community,
We'd like to invite you to share the Muse. This is Phase I of Operation Muse; a project to be curated by visual artist Jenny Cook & poet Peter Wright. Here's how it goes, we're calling on You:
Create an assignment designed to encourage a random recipient artist to engage the voice of coincidence, break from old habits & explore a new perspective. Participants can create assignments that they might be excited to do themselves, that they couldn't imagine doing themselves or that they'd playfully or seriously enjoy knowing another will be engaging. Assignments should be loose enough to apply to visual artists, musicians, actors, dancers, poets etc. Assignments are welcome whether one intends to respond to an assignment or not. Jenny and Peter may tweak assignments for clarity's sake but promise to preserve general intentions.
Stage II of Operation Muse will entail a potluck at the Percolator on October 11th during which assignments will be pulled from a hat and disseminated randomly to any artists desiring one. After this event artists may chose an assignment any time during gallery hours or request one via email. This project is about the synergy of connecting with someone else's ideas and the potency of chance. Who will make an offering to this collaborative mosaic?
Please submit assignments via email to Jenny: email@example.com, &/or Peter: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 'Assignment'. Or, if you wish, you may submit a hard copy in an envelope titled 'Assignment' by sliding it through the Percolator mail slot to the the right of the door. The Percolator is located in the alley behind 913 Rhode Island. Deadline for assignments is Friday, September 28th.
#1. Go to the library. Look at the last three numbers on a car license plate before going in and head to that part of the dewey decimal system. Check something out from that section. Create something based on what you find.
#2. Go for a walk outside, casting your gaze downward. When you see a likely looking rock, stop. If you can pick the rock up, move it to a place of your choosing, however near or far that might be. Next, look around, and move the nearby rocks (and maybe even sticks) to make an arrangement that pleases you. When you are satisfied with your work, take a moment to enjoy looking at it, then thank the rock and resume your normal life. Bring the results of your next creative action to the Operation Muse show.
#3. Watch the sun rise and set in the same day. What do you notice about the experience of doing nothing else but observing this coming & going, about reserving this time to do only this. Create a piece that sings of your adventure.
Call for application for internship from Molly Murphy:
Internship is for one semester. There will also be an opportunity to curate a show at the end of the internship.
I am currently taking applications for an intern (maybe two, if there is interest) for a few hours a month who would assist with curation, hanging, promotion and coordination of art shows at Pachamamas, The Bourgeois Pig and Final Fridays Art Walks.
The ideal candidate would be someone with art knowledge and a desire to learn more about the administration and coordination of public and private arts events, such as Final Fridays.
Any interested candidate should send a letter of interest, and short bio to email@example.com. I hope you can let any student who might have an interest in this know!