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Call for Portfolios: Solo/Group Exhibition

Deadline: November 20, 2017

Entry Fee: Free
Installation Date: March 2018
Open to: 2D & 3D artists, 18 and over (priority will be given to artists living in the Louisville and Southern Indiana areas). One 3D artist and one 2D artist will be selected for the exhibition. Artists of all mediums are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to: printmaking, painting, drawing, mixed media, textiles, glass, photography, fiber art, ceramics, metal, etc.
Additional information: Louisville Visual Art (LVA), in association with AC Hotels (Nulu, LLC), is reviewing exhibition proposals from local artists interested in creating an exhibition for the first floor of the new AC Hotel, located at 725 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202, for the 2018-2019 season. The AC Hotel exhibition space hosts 2 exhibitions per year. Exhibition will consist of eight (8) artworks on the first floor. These artworks will have high visibility and will be prominently displayed within the restaurant/bar and foyer in the AC Hotel.
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CHARACTERIZED: Call for works Showcasing Invented Characters

Deadline: November 20, 2017

Entry Fee: $40 for up to three entries, $10 per each additional
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Exhibition Dates: January 26, 2018-February 23, 2018
Contact: Kelia, Hamilton@manifestgallery.org
Additional Information: Manifest looks to celebrate works of art that showcase invented characters. This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most experimental in any visual art medium. Works of concept design, illustration, and other forms of visual art are perfectly acceptable alongside works of fine art.
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IMAGINARIUM: Call for Art Involving Invented Places or Things

Deadline: November 22, 2017

Entry Fee: $40 for up to three entries, $10 per each additional
Exhibition Dates: January 26, 2018-February 23, 2018
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Contact Name: Kelia hamilton@manifestgallery.org
Additional Information: MANIFEST presents and international open call for submissions of works that primarily focus on invented places or things.This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type/style of work to be considered. Submissions can range from traditional to experimental in any visual art medium. Works of concept design, illustration, and other forms of visual art are perfectly acceptable alongside works of fine art.
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The Chautauqua National: TRANSFORMATIONS

Deadline: November 21, 2017

Entry Fee: $35 for up to three entries
Open to: Artist must be 18 yrs. or older. Any two or three-dimensional work incorporating an interpretation of this content is eligible. Maximum size is 55” in any dimension.
Location: Giles Gallery, Department of Art & Design, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond KY
Exhibition Dates: January 22 through February 16 2018
Contact: Esther E. Randall, Hamilton@manifestgallery.org
Juror: Tamie Beldue
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Call for Portfolios: University of Louisville Stadium Kroger

Deadline: November 26, 2017 

Entry Fee: Free
Open to: all artists. Priority is given to artists living in the Louisville and Southern Indiana areas.
Location: University of Louisville Stadium Kroger, 3165 South Second Street, Louisville, KY 40208


Louisville Visual Art in association with Kroger, seek portfolios from local artists interested in creating a large-scale indoor artwork in the University of Louisville Stadium Kroger.  This artwork will have high visibility and will be prominently displayed within Kroger. There is no application fee to enter and all artists asked to submit a proposal will receive a $250 stipend. From the artists asked for a proposal, one will be selected to create the artwork for each location. Payment to Selected Artist: $7,500. 


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Call for Portfolios: University of Louisville Stadium Kroger

Deadline: November 26, 2017

Entry Fee: Free
Open to: all artists. Priority is given to artists living in the Louisville and Southern Indiana areas.
Location: University of Louisville Stadium Kroger, 3165 South Second Street, Louisville, KY 40208
Additional information: Louisville Visual Art in association with Kroger, seek portfolios from local artists interested in creating a large-scale indoor artwork in the University of Louisville Stadium Kroger.  This artwork will have high visibility and will be prominently displayed within Kroger. There is no application fee to enter and all artists asked to submit a proposal will receive a $250 stipend. From the artists asked for a proposal, one will be selected to create the artwork for each location. Payment to Selected Artist: $7,500.
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IMPRINT: An International Competitive Call for Printmaking

Deadline: November 24, 2017

Entry Fee: $40 for up to three entries, $10 per each additional
Exhibition Dates:
January 26, 2018-February 23, 2018
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Contact Name: Kelia hamilton@manifestgallery.org

Additional Information: MANIFEST presents IMPRINT, an open international call to artists to submit works of printmaking. Manifest will strive to explore the range of methods and results currently being achieved within the bounds of such processes. This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type, or theme to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to most experimental. Works must feature printmaking as their primary media. 
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2D Contemporary Work call for submission

Deadline: December 17, 2017

Entry Fee: Free Open to: 2D Contemporary artists
Location: 721 E. Washington St, Louisville, Kentucky
Melanie Miller,Contact: Melanie@HylandGlass.com
Additional Information: Our showroom gallery space boasts 17' high ceilings with white walls. Show your work alongside 3D Contemporary glass! We are looking to host 4 shows in 2018, large scale Contemporary Work in 2D. Minimum of 3 pieces finished for show consideration that have been completed within the last 36 months. Email or call for details and to set up a time to see showroom space.
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The 13th International Drawing Annual

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Entry Fee: $40 for up to three entries, $10 per each additional
Location: Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
Contact: Kelia, Hamilton@manifestgallery.org
Additional Information: Manifest seeks submissions for its continuous BOOK PROJECT, the 13th INDA which includes $2,000 in cash awards and a $1200 First Prize! The annual award winning INDA collection of recent contemporary drawings is in on its thirteenth volume. Submissions are expected to vary, from the most academic to the most experimental. All included artists receive a complimentary copy of the finished book.
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1-person or Group Exhibit

Deadline: January 1, 2018

Fee: Free
Location: The Green Building, Louisville, Kentucky
Contact: Matt Loeser, matthew@thegreenbuildinggallery.com 

Additional Information: Artist responsible for ready-to-hang works, delivery and pick-up. Submit 3-5 images, Artist's Statement and Bio and small exhibit description via email.
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ARTEBELLA

Deadline: Ongoing

Fee: FREE
Open to: All Media Artists - Original Artwork
Location: online publication through LVA
Contact: Keith Waits, keith@louisvillevisualart.org
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Marbled Holiday Plate

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6-8pm

Workshop Fee: $32 is all-inclusive
Location: 222 W 6th St, Jeffersonville, IN
Open to: All ages
Instructor: Dawn Spyker
Additional Information: Marbled Holiday Plate! Do you find yourself leaving your favorite serving platter at a friend’s house during the holidays? Well, make an art piece that doubles as a lovely serving dish that you can PURPOSEFULLY leave behind! Participants will be lead through the glaze technique process of marbling.  Holiday colors will be readily available OR you can choose your own palette. Don’t worry, Dawn will help you every step of the way! And, put a fun message on the back of the plate, “from my home to yours – with love”! The fee covers 2 hours of guided instruction, the bisque ware ceramic dinner plate, all glazes and firing of the piece. Pieces will need to be fired and will be ready for pick up 7 days after the original class date.
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Mosaic Folk Bird

Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017, 1-4pm

Workshop Fee: $35 is all-inclusive
Location: 222 W 6th St, Jeffersonville, IN
Open to: All ages
Instructor: Dawn Spyker
Additional Information: Mosaic Folk Bird! A whimsical bird for a whimsical gift! Join us in creating a special glass mosaic wall hanging. The bird size is 13” by 8”. In this class all skill levels are welcome. Students will be introduced to mosaic materials, composition, color pairing, safety and cutting glass. First time creating a mosaic? NO WORRIES! Dawn will be with you every step of the way. Create this fun piece for yourself OR as a gift for someone special! The fee covers 3 hours of guided instruction, the hand made bird substrate, all glass, adhesive, tools and grout. Pieces will need to be left to “cure” thoroughly before grouting. Students may grout on Wednesdays from 5-8 p.m. OR have Dawn grout your piece ahead of time for an additional $5.
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Printmaking Scarf

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6-8pm

Workshop Fee: $35 is all-inclusive
Location: 222 W 6th St, Jeffersonville, IN
Open to: All ages
Instructor: Dawn Spyker
Additional Information: One-of-a-Kind Printmaking Scarf! Do you know someone special that has everything and you can’t think of a gift? Well, come in for our first guided printmaking class to create a unique scarf just for them! Think of a single symbolic image that best represents them! So they live in Arizona? What about a cactus? Do they LOVE fossils? Create a trilobite scarf! Do they love to bake? What about a cupcake scarf? Whatever image you choose….send us you idea ahead of the class and we will find the best image for you to carve into the linoleum! Don’t know what that means? You don’t need to! Just sign up and we PROMISE you will have a great time.
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Ornaments After Hours

Date: Friday, December 1, 2017, 8:30-10:30pm

Workshop Fee: $15 is all-inclusive
Location: 222 W 6th St, Jeffersonville, IN
Open to: All ages
Instructor: Dawn Spyker
Additional Information: Painting ornaments is more fun after hours! Join us for a fun evening of ornament painting, hot chocoalte, cookies, and holiday music! The whole family is welcome, but be sure it's not too far past your little one's bed time. The event fee of $15 per person is all inclusive for 2 of our flat ornaments.  Guests are able to paint additional ornaments at regular studio price. All pieces will need to be fired and will be ready for pick-up in one week.
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Mosaic Owl

Date: Sunday, December 3, 2017, 1-4pm

Workshop Fee: $45 is all-inclusive
Location: 222 W 6th St, Jeffersonville, IN
Open to: All ages
Instructor: Dawn Spyker
Additional Information: Mosaic Owl! WHOO, who doesn’t love owls right now? Join us in creating this special glass mosaic wall hanging. The owl size is 10” by 16”. In this class all skill levels are welcome. Students will be introduced to mosaic materials, composition, directional placement, color pairing, safety and cutting glass. First time creating a mosaic? NO WORRIES! Dawn will be with you every step of the way. Create this fun piece for yourself OR as a gift for someone special! The fee covers 3 hours of guided instruction, the hand made bird substrate, all glass, adhesive, tools and grout. Pieces will need to be left to “cure” thoroughly before grouting. Students may grout on Wednesdays from 5-8 pm OR have Dawn grout your piece ahead of time for an additional $5.
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COLLIDER Artist-In-Residence Program

Deadline: December 1, 2017

The Louisville Free Public Library is now accepting applications for the Artist-in-Residence program at the South Central Regional Library in Okolona. All disciplines including visual, performing, written word, music, and beyond will be considered for residency. Artist-in-residence will be offered a stipend of $800 per month, with additional funds available for program supplies. The artist will be responsible for holding scheduled studio hours for at least 16 hours per week and for teaching at least three classes during the residency period to the public. Classes can range from art instruction to general information about the art form, and can be geared toward a specific age range or open to all. If you have questions about the application, please email collider@lfpl.org.
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THE SMALL SCALE SERIES: Photographing the Infinitesimal

Deadline: December 6, 2017

Workshop Fee: $80
Open to: This workshop is open to all.
Workshop Dates: December 9-10, 2017, 10am - 2:30pm each day with a 30 minute lunch break
Instructor: Andrea Vetter
Location: Manifest Drawing Center 4905 Whetsel Ave. Cincinnati Ohio 45227
Contact: Adam MySock, hamilton@manifestgallery.org
Additional Information: Photographing the Infinitesimal taught by Andrea Vetter, Relying on today’s most ubiquitous camera – the cell phone camera, photographer and miniature enthusiast Andrea Vetter will guide participants through challenges specific to macro – or extreme close-up – photography, including decisions related to lighting, depth-of-field, and composition. Classroom demos and discussions will be paired with fieldwork, and students will come away with a finished print of their artwork.
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THE SMALL SCALE SERIES: Sculpting, Scaled Down

Registration Deadline: December 13, 2017

Entry Fee: $80
Open to: This workshop is open to all.
Workshop Dates: December 16-17, 2017, 10am - 2:30pm each day with a 30 minute lunch break
Location: Manifest Drawing Center 4905 Whetsel Ave. Cincinnati Ohio 45227
Instructor: Christian Schmit
Contact: Adam Mysock, hamilton@manifestgallery.org
Additonal Information: Concentrating on paper sculpting techniques, Christian Schmit will guide participants in this workshop through a series of exercises exploring the properties of paper, template making, X-acto knife cutting and scoring, folding, burnishing and gluing. Students will be guided through the processes of planning, sketching and sculpting their own tiny constructions. Free materials and tools will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring recycled and specialty papers and cardboard.
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Little Alien Fingerprint Plate

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6-8pm

Workshop Fee: $18 is all-inclusive
Location: 222 W 6th St, Jeffersonville, IN
Open to: All ages
Instructor: Dawn Spyker
Additional Information: Our Little Alien Plate! Do you find yourself feeling like your children are a little alien sometimes? We thought so….. ; ) Create a unique holiday gift with this little alien plate complete with fingerprints of your special little alien. This class is intended for a child (ages 6-10) accompanied by an adult. Dawn will guide each adult/child pair with simple instruction, complete with a helpful template that will guide us along the way. This is a perfect experience to share with your special little one. The class fee of $18 is all-inclusive.  The fee covers 2 hours of guided instruction, the bisque ware ceramic salad plate, all glazes and firing of the piece. Pieces will need to be fired and will be ready for pick up 7 days after the original class date.
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Winter Beginner Blacksmith Class

Deadline: February 2, 2017

Workshop Fee: $425 - includes all materials
Location: Kaviar Forge
Workshop Dates: February 3 - March 3, 2018
Contact: Craig Kaviar, kaviargallery@gmail.com
Additional information: Students will learn the skills, foundation, and art of blacksmithing. While learning basic techniques the students will make several items for themselves including J hooks, nails, leaves (for keychains) and finally a forge welded fireplace poker. Students keep all that they make during the class. Five consecutive Saturdays from 9am - Noon. Limited to 10 students and fills on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to secure your spot in the class, we require payment in full and a signed registration form. ABANA members receive 5% off!
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The Schrodt Method

Deadline: Ongoing

Workshop Fee: $32/week
Location: Schrodt Art Studio, 4014 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 13, Louisville, Kentucky
Contact: Judy Warren, judy@schrodart.com 502.893.2842
Additional Information: A practical approach to oil painting using proven, teachable methods suitable for beginning to advanced. Classes run consecutively in 12-14 week sessions.
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Oil Painting Class - "Working Beyond the Limitations of a Photograph" 

Deadline: Ongoing

Workshop Fee: varies
Location: Studio Anchorage, 2125 Cave Spring Road, Anchorage KY
Open to: Beginner to Advanced
Contact: Susan Tolliver, studioanchorage@gmail.com 502.639.4957
Additional Information: Learn the fundamentals of painting in oils and manipulating "Beyond the Limitations of a Photograph". Class offerings run contiguously in bands of 6 to 8 weeks. Brushwork, edges, the essence of pushing warm and cool tones; working with a limited palette; using a palette knife; components of good composition; avoiding linear drawing are just a few of the routine principles incorporated into classes routinely. Beginners initially have a more specified program structure to establish core oil painting foundation skills. Call Susan at 639-4957 for more details or check the website for more complete information.
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Call for Portfolios: University of Louisville Stadium Kroger

Deadline: November 26, 2017
Entry Fee: Free
Open to: all artists. Priority is given to artists living in the Louisville and Southern Indiana areas.
Location: University of Louisville Stadium Kroger, 3165 South Second Street, Louisville, KY 40208
Additional information: Louisville Visual Art in association with Kroger, seek portfolios from local artists interested in creating a large-scale indoor artwork in the University of Louisville Stadium Kroger.  This artwork will have high visibility and will be prominently displayed within Kroger. There is no application fee to enter and all artists asked to submit a proposal will receive a $250 stipend. From the artists asked for a proposal, one will be selected to create the artwork for each location. Payment to Selected Artist: $7,500.
Learn more about what Kroger is looking for in mural proposals.
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COLLIDER Artist-In-Residence Program

Deadline: December 1, 2017


The Louisville Free Public Library is now accepting applications for the Artist-in-Residence program at the South Central Regional Library in Okolona. All disciplines including visual, performing, written word, music, and beyond will be considered for residency. Artist-in-residence will be offered a stipend of $800 per month, with additional funds available for program supplies. The artist will be responsible for holding scheduled studio hours for at least 16 hours per week and for teaching at least three classes during the residency period to the public. Classes can range from art instruction to general information about the art form, and can be geared toward a specific age range or open to all. If you have specific questions about the application, please email collider@lfpl.org.
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Art for Evansville Rotary Club Civic Achievement Award Recognition Display

Deadline: December 30, 2017

Location: grounds of the Evansville Museum, Evansville, Indiana
Application Deadline: December 30, 2017
Budget: $15,000
Installation Deadline: June 1, 2018
Additional information: The Rotary Club of Evansville seeks an artist or artist team to design, plan, create, fabricate, transport and install a work of public art on a free-standing structure parallel to the exterior wall of the Museum facing the river garden. This new Evansville Rotary Club Civic Achievement Award recognition display will replace the current recognition display with room for names of future award recipients. The commission is open to all artists or artist teams authorized to work in the United States. The artist(s) budget for all expenses related to this project is a maximum of $15,000.
For more information and how to enter, please download the prospectus here.


HOUSEGUEST: an independent artist-run project space

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Entry Fee: $10
Location: 2721 Taylor Blvd, Louisville, Kentucky
Contact: Megan Bickel, houseguestgallery@gmail.com
Additional Information: HOUSEGUEST is an independent artist-run project space located in the south end of Louisville, Kentucky. The space will be launching in January of 2018. Founded by multi-discplinary artist and writer Megan Bickel and her husband, chef, Jacob Wilson; the gallery's location is within the living room of the couple. The space will hold six exhibitions a year: four solo shows and two group exhibitions. All forms of artistry are welcome: painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, installation, poetry, etc. Alongside each exhibition will be a small supper pop-up collaborative event which will be by invitation only. We encourage artists to interact and activate the space while exploring new ideas and concepts, with full control over what they create.
To apply: Please visit https://www.houseguestgallery.com/artist-submissions/. For any questions or for a copy of the gallery map, please contact Megan at the above email.


Call for Artwork and Poetry for Dialogist a Quarterly Journal

Deadline: December 21, 2017

Entry Fee: Free
Contact: Jennifer Palmer,  jenniferlaurapalmer@gmail.com
Additional Information: Submit up to five files for initial review. Images must be at or within the range of 800-2,000 pixels, in any direction, and free of unintentional visible compression/digital artifacts. If an image is accepted, we may later request a larger, print-quality version in a lossless format.
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Call for Artists

Entry Fee: Free
Contact: artist@locallanguageart.com
Additional Information: We are on the hunt for painters, photographers, printmakers, sculptors, fabricators, and all artisans in the Louisville area for purchase and placement in a newly constructed iconic building in the heart of downtown. We will be commissioning original artworks, large scale sculpture, and fine art prints. Honor the city's rich history and authentic character, be a part of this landmark project!
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Requests for Exhibit Proposals

Deadline: Ongoing
The Gloria Singletary Gallery at the Living Arts and Science Center in Lexington, Ky., invites a variety of artist proposals for four-to-eight-week exhibitions. Independent curators, collaborative teams of artists and individual artists are encouraged to submit proposals for exhibition.
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Social & Networking Artist Group

Deadline: Ongoing
Louisville Artists Syndicate is a grassroots network of local visual artists, filmmakers and musicians who gather monthly to display, discuss and critique artistic projects.
More info: info@louisvillesyndicate.org