Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Summer Scholarship Contest - The Florence Academy of Art

The Florence Academy of Art
& win a summer of inspiration and creativity in Florence, Italy!

Workshop of your choice and accommodations

Choose from Figure Drawing, Figure Painting, Portraiture, Still life, Landscape, Perspective, & Sculpture

Deadline May 1, 2013
For more information visit FAANews on our website 
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Call for Entries - International Print Center NY

Call for Entries – New Prints/New Narratives: Summer 2013

DEADLINE: April 15, 2013

On view from: 6/13/2013 – 8/2/2013
Exhibition Opening: June 13, 2013

(Application Details and Submission Guidelines)

Sculptor Assistant Needed

David Klass, sculptor, needs a part time assistant 3 days per week

Skills needed:  
woodworking - use of table saw, router, jig saw, sanders and wood finishing processes.
metalworking - shear, brake, drill press, grinders, band saw and some welding. 
casting - traditional plaster working of molds and casts

Assistant must have the above skills as only a limited amount of training will be offered.
Pay negotiable according to skills.

81st Annual Juried Exhibition

Hudson Valley Art Association, Inc. 
(Lyme CT)
The Hudson Valley Art Association, Inc. seeks original traditional Painting, Drawing & Sculpture for their 81st Annual Juried Exhibition June- July 2013 at Lyme Art Association Gallery, Lyme CT. 

$14,000 in awards

Deadline: Apr 28, up to two works can be entered. Entry fee $30

Download prospectus and

International Call for Artists - Call for Bushwick

Call For Bushwick, 2013 
1st Edition 
At 56, Bogart Street, Brooklyn (NY) 
May 31st – June 2nd

Be part of Bushwick Open Studios 2013

In few years, New York’s neighborhood Bushwick has become the district with the
greatest concentration of artists in the world. Currently more than 3000 artists live and work here. 500 of them, every year open the doors of their studios for three days.

During 'Bushwick Open Studios' the neighborhood turns into an art fair visited by thousands of art lovers, including gallery owners, collectors, curators, art critics and journalists.

CALL FOR BUSHWICK is an award for emerging and established artists who are invited to submit installation proposals & artwork to participate in a 3 days Group Show during Bushwick Open Studios 2013 and to be part of an online catalogue showcasing the artists selected by the curatorial board.  

Application deadline: April 5

International Artist Residency Program - NARS Foundation

Gallery Assistant - Pace Gallery, NY

Pace Gallery, a leading modern and contemporary art gallery representing some of the most significant artists and artist estates of the 20th and 21st centuries, is seeking a Gallery Assistant to welcome clients, visitors and press to the gallery. The Gallery Assistant will be responsible for answering all incoming calls, directing phone, email and in-person inquiries to the appropriate staff members as well as providing general administrative support.

Please note this is a temp-to-perm role.

• Greet all clients, visitors, and press both in person and via phone.
• Act as a brand ambassador for the gallery and answer any questions or concerns.
• Answer all incoming calls to the gallery and direct inquiries to the appropriate staff members
• Open and close the gallery space each morning and evening.
• Inspect the gallery each morning prior to opening to the public to ensure security of the artwork and facility.
• Maintain regular stock of office and kitchen supplies and replenish as needed.
• Provide general administrative support to Dealers and other staff who are present in the gallery space.
• Responsible for all catalogue sales within the gallery.
• Send, receive and distribute physical mail. Coordinate with mail vendors (e.g., FedEx, couriers).
• Review general gallery email and send inquiries to appropriate staff members and respond to certain requests directly.
• Review daily Google alerts and notify Public Relations & Communications department of information relevant to Pace artists and clients.
• Rotate between gallery spaces and the Communications & Public Relations department.
• Relieve Gallery Assistants at other gallery locations during lunch breaks.
• Provide administrative assistance to other internal departments as needed.
• Additional duties as assigned.

• BA Degree (or higher) required in Art History or related degree.
• 2 – 3 years of administrative experience required.
• Prior experience working in a gallery, auction house or museum required.
• Prior experience on phones required.
• Must have poised and professional demeanor.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
• Must be extremely organized and detailed oriented.
• Must be able to work both independently and as a team member.
• Ability to work well in fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
• Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

Qualified applicants please submit a cover letter and resume to, Subject line: Gallery Assistant.

Pace Gallery is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Curatorial Assistant - Queens Museum of Art

The Queens Museum of Art is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse ethnic, cultural and international community.

The Curatorial Assistant will provide support to the Director of Exhibitions, Curator, Registrar/Archives Manager, and Exhibition Production Manager in the preparation of exhibitions, schedules, publications and oversee daily clerical duties of the Curatorial office. 

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

• Assist in telephone and written communication with artists, curators and lenders concerning production, installation and documentation of exhibitions.
• Assist curators with exhibition research.
• Prepare exhibition labels and checklist; edit copy and obtain reproductions for publications
• Assist Exhibition Production Manager with exhibition production, including coordinating installers and equipment and supply purchase.
• Assist registrar with shipping arrangements and other exhibition- and collection-related duties.
• Maintain exhibitions calendar and update web listings in coordination with New Media/Design Specialist.
• Maintain department calendars and schedules.
• Prepare materials and assemble information packages for meetings for the Exhibitions & Acquisitions Committee.
• Attend meetings and take notes for department use.


• Keep and maintain files of purchase orders, invoices and budgets.
• Organize and maintain exhibition files.
• Update curatorial mailing database.
• Maintain inventory of curatorial office supplies.
• Oversee assignments and supervise curatorial interns and fellows.

• Minimum B.A. M.A. in Art History, Curatorial or Museum Studies or related discipline preferred.
• Previous experience in museum or art organizations desired.
• Accurate word-processing skill 40 wpm and strong knowledge of spreadsheet, database, graphic design, and presentation software desired.
• Foreign language (s) proficiency desirable.

Salary:  $31,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Send cover letter and resume:

Monday, March 25, 2013

Art Director - Greenwich, CT

Art Director 


On-site Freelancer 

Greenwich, CT 

Award-winning marketing, advertising and public relations firm specializing in the financial services industry seeks exceptional print and interactive art director who can translate strategy and objectives into compelling visual solutions for a busy agency. Familiarity with financial services, insurance and b-to-b communications a plus. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong design skills including print and web page layouts, information design, application design, typography, photo research and be experienced in the full print production process from conception to launch. 

You will be responsible for participating in program brainstorming, concept development, design comps and photo research. Creation of visual designs that address business, brand, market and user requirements, including the design and production of site layouts, marketing elements, content treatment and user interface elements. Produce design specifications, storyboards, wire frames to support design and production. Successfully communicate visual ideas, design rationale and the specifics of your design solutions. Work with Web developers and production to ensure successful delivery of the final work products. 

5+ years experience in an agency or similar team environment leading the design process of interactive and print projects. Ability to effectively communicate clients needs and requests.  Candidate must be able to work in-house.
We’re looking for an organized team player with a solid understanding of user-centered design principles, careful attention to detail, as well as the ability to grasp and handle multiple projects. Must demonstrate strong design skills including the ability to translate strategic, conceptual ideas into interactive experiences, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work independently and ability to prioritize and manage work, adhering to critical project timelines. 

Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark) Microsoft Office XP (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) Basic HTML EDUCATION REQUIRED BFA degree in Graphic Design, Digital Media Design or other visual arts program. Contact Karen Beauchamp 


Art Expert - SideTour, NY

SideTour is looking for art experts who would be interested in sharing their knowledge to interested small groups. This is a great opportunity to share your passion with a captive and interested audience as well as earn money doing what you love.

SideTour started right here in New York City back in 2011. You can read more about is in our feature in the New York Times:

Examples of some popular SideTours include:
- Uncovering the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s scandalous past:
- Peel back the secrets of JP Morgan’s private art collection:
- Learn the hidden stories of the MoMA with an NYC artist:

To learn more about SideTour and our mission, please visit:

For more information and to fill out a brief application, please visit:

Gallery Assistant

New contemporary art gallery located in downtown Manhattan is seeking a full-time Gallery Assistant.

Requirements: •
Bachelor’s degree in an arts-related field, ideally in Fine Arts or Art History •
Must be well-organized, motivated, extremely detail-oriented, and resourceful •
A professional manner and appearance •
A high level of proficiency with Mac computers, Microsoft applications (particularly Word and Excel), Adobe Creative Suite, ArtSystems, and MailChimp •
Must be able to work independently and cooperatively, with efficiency and precision •
Knowledge of Contemporary Art is essential

Duties include, but are not limited to: •
Greeting visitors and answering phones at the front desk •
Providing general administrative support •
Maintaining mailing/e-mail lists •
Assisting with the organization of gallery exhibitions and opening receptions •
Photographing, editing, and archiving images with Photoshop as needed •
Updating artist and exhibition files •
Maintaining the website and Facebook page •
General office and gallery maintenance (cleaning) •
Ordering office supplies •
Running errands •
Light art handling

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday (10 AM-6 PM), but some additional hours may be required for special events and openings. 

Salary commensurate with experience; benefits and vacation included. 
To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume to with ‘Gallery Assistant’ in the subject line. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.