Monday, August 13, 2012

2013 Winter/Spring Residencies - Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (Saratoga, WY)

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers competitive residencies for 2, 4 or 6 weeks (with preferences going to 4 week requests).

Visual artists, writers, musicians and composers of all backgrounds, genres and experience are welcome to apply. Must be 18 or older. We have 4 visual art studios, 2 writing studios and 2 music/composition studios.

Selected recipients are given housing (with private bath), most meals and exclusive access to studio. Residents are responsible for all necessary supplies and transportation to either Laramie Regional Airport or Brush Creek Ranch.

For more information about our program please visit We are only taking online applications. Please read guidelines prior to completing the online application.

DEADLINE is SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 for our Winter/Spring residency session running January - May 2013.

Assistant Artist-Teacher, Joan Mitchell Foundation- New York, NY

The Joan Mitchell Foundation is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Artist-Teacher in our Art Education Program. The Art Education program, which began in 1997, strives to fulfill the Foundation’s mission by providing opportunities for both emerging youth artists and working adult artists through inclusive and diverse arts education programming, offered completely free to the public. The program enhances the artistic education of young painters and sculptors through studio classes, in concert with other educational opportunities encouraging students to pursue and develop their voice in the arts. Simultaneously, the program supports the artistic development of working painters and sculptors through teaching opportunities, professional development training, and engagement with the artistic community. Currently, the Art Education program partners with six organizations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, and offers Saturday, afterschool, and summer programming, employing over forty Artist-Teachers, and serving 1,000 students each week.

Ideal candidates are artists who do not have extensive experience in education, but would like to learn about teaching and someday lead their own class.

The Assistant Artist-Teachers are responsible for helping with the everyday running of the classroom. Assistant Artist-Teachers are required to fulfill the duties outlined below: • Complete weekly timesheets and reflections (written summaries of the classroom experience); • Take and maintain daily attendance records; • Assume role of Lead if teaching partner is absent; • Set up the classroom; • Prepare materials both on and off site; • Label and prepare student work for shows; • Offer instructional advice and guidance to students during work period; • Work with Lead Artist-Teacher to coordinate student shows; • Aid with completion of materials inventory; • Participate in required professional development; and • Complete other duties defined by Lead and the Art Education Program.

Positions range from one to three day engagements (3-22 hours per week). Programs run Monday through Saturday. Assistant Artist-Teachers are compensated at the rate of $25/hour. Applicants must be available to start the first week of September and work through the 2012-2013 academic year.

Love of children, passion about education, flexibility and willingness to work hard and try new things are essential. Applicants must also maintain an active art practice.

Application Instructions:
Interested applicants should email resume, cover letter, and six (6) images of their art work (of which, at least 3 must be images of work made within the past year) to Travis Laughlin, Art Education Program Director at Applications must be received by August 13th, 2012.


Apply for A@R's Site-Specific or Studio Residency

We are currently accepting applications for both of our site-specific and studio residencies!   The deadline to apply for the Fall 2012 studio residency and the May-July 2013 site-specific residency is August 28th. 
Our site specific residency is open to artists of all disciplines. Multidisciplinary artists are empowered to create interactive new work with a public component in any of our eight distinct rooms over the course of three months. We seek proposals with strong artistic merit that are grounded in a relevancy to the broader North Brooklyn community. We are currently accepting applications for our May-July 2013 residency.
You can download our application here.

Our studio residency is open to North Brooklyn artists. We provide free studio space to North Brooklyn artists with community-based practice for 3 months. Artists are selected based on artistic merit, the relevancy of the artist's work to the broader network of health, youth, employment and housing services offered by St. Nicks, and the depth of the artist's personal connection to North Brooklyn.  We are currently accepting applications for the fall 2012 residency. 
You can download our application here.

Both applications and full details are available on our website: 

For more information or to schedule a visit to the space, please contact Chris Henderson at  
presented in part by the Brooklyn Community Foundation and City Councilwoman Diana Reyna

Call for Artists: Keyholder Residency Program

Type: Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges

Deadline: 09/01/12

Lower East Side Printshop, New York, offers FREE year-long studio residencies for emerging artists. The application deadline is September 1, 2012 for residencies starting on October 1, 2012. The Keyholder Residency includes free 24/7 access to a large shared studio with printmaking facilities, $1,000 stipend, storage space and basic supplies, exhibition opportunities, educational programming, and support services. Artists from all disciplines are eligible: printmaking skills are recommended but not required, and basic instruction in printmaking and some Master Printer assistance is available at no cost. For more information about the residency, studio facilities, and to apply online please visit

Call for Artists: Toying with Art

Morris Museum
(Morristown NJ)

Prospectus for Submissions

December 6, 2012 through March 17, 2013
at the Morris Museum

The Morris Museum, a major New Jersey cultural institution, is seeking artwork by established and emerging artists who live and/or work in the New York/New Jersey region for an important, exciting, and fun exhibition focusing on the toy as an art medium.

The exhibition will explore the creative usage of toys and other childhood favorites as an art medium for 2D or 3D work.  We are looking for artwork created with objects such as: LEGO® bricks, crayons, colored pencils, Rubik’s cubes, dominos, dice, Etch-A-Sketch®, plastic figures, dolls, stuffed animals, Lite-Brites, puzzles, toy cars, toy soldiers, construction or building toys, board games, jacks, marbles, jump ropes, beads, plastic baubles, sequins, building blocks, darts, action figures, toy parts, and any other type of toy that you can make art with!

The Morris Museum is accepting submissions for any type of artwork, including but not limited to, mosaic, assemblage, or sculpture that focuses on the toy as the medium or as the tool used to produce it; where commercially produced products are transformed into something exquisite, unique, and exciting. 

For additional information or for a submission form, please contact

Submission Deadline
September 15, 2012
Artists will be notified of their acceptances in October 2012

-Artists must live and/or work in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Connecticut
-Work must be ready for museum installation
-Work may not exceed the following dimensions: 5 feet tall, 4 feet wide, 150 pounds
-Artist is responsible for delivery and pick up of artwork

Submission Guidelines:
Send the following to: 
Or mail a CD to:
Morris Museum
Associate Curator – Toying with Art
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
1. Images of works for consideration
a. Jpeg Images (saved as “title_lastname_firstname_#.jpg”)
b. You may send up to five (5) images (150 dpi), titles of work should correspond to an annotated list (see below)
2. PDF (saved as: lastname_firstname.pdf, include all documents listed below in one file)
a. Cover page with contact information (name, email, phone, address)
b. Annotated list of titles, dates, medium, dimensions, and descriptions of work
c. Artist statement (500 words or less)
d. Resume/CV
(please inlcude "Toying with Art" as the subject header)

New American Paintings 2012 Northeastern Competition

New American Paintings
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 8.31.12 (Midnight EST)
Juror: Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH

New American Paintings is a museum-quality, soft-cover art periodical, published bimonthly by The Open Studios Press. Each 184 page volume is a regional exhibition-in-print, selling for $20 at 1,500 bookstores, museum shops and art supply stores nationwide. The books have become periodical resources for collectors and art world professionals.

Competition winners retain all rights to their images and pay nothing to appear in New American Paintings.

Now accepting entries from:


The competition’s 40 winners will appear in the Feb/Mar 2013 edition of New American Paintings.

All styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular and two-dimensional.

To Enter, visit: