Thursday, September 26, 2013

EFA Studios Open Call for Applications: Deadline Dec. 10th

The EFA Studio Program was created to provide affordable studio space within a community of artists, facilitate career development, and promote public and critical exposure for our members. Members of the studio program are professional artists with a developed studio practice. Our members create work in a wide range of media and artistic sensibilities creating a vibrant and diverse community of peers.

Membership is available to artists through an application and selection process. Members receive a private studio for a period of up to two years that is subsidized at below market cost. Membership renewal is possible after two years through a reapplication process.

All studios are located in the EFA building at 323 West 39th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues in Midtown Manhattan.

Studios range in size from 200 to 440 square feet. Ceilings are 11 feet high. Membership fees vary according to the size and shape of the studio assigned to the artist, the studio's location in the building, and the artist's demonstrated financial need. Access to the studios is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Visual artists working in all forms of media are eligible. The program is designed for artists with a developed studio practice and career. Applicants cannot be enrolled in a college or university degree-granting program. Certain types of work cannot be accommodated for practical reasons, including large or heavy sculptures, some types of metal work, and work involving high noise levels or fire risk. Applications are judged solely on the quality of the work as presented. EFA does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation or marital status. Artists must be citizens of the United States, or must be legal U.S residents during their tenure.

All applications must be submitted online by or before Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Applicants with DVD submissions of their work must complete the online application by Tuesday, December 10, 2013and mail-in the DVD, postmarked on or before Tuesday, December 10, 2013. All applicants will be notified by email by Friday, January 17, 2014 of the receipt of their application and if the materials are complete or incomplete. All applicants will be notified by email or by mail of the outcome of their application by Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Please do not call the office for selection results.


Call for Submissions for Japan/America Art Collaboration

Japan/America Art Collaboration at Kamakura Gallery near Tokyo, Japan 

January 30 through February 4, 2014

Looking for 20 selected artists from NYC
Work size no larger than 53cm x 53cm

Applicants can apply with their CV and CV, and max 5 images here:

Deadline: November 16
Total shipping (to and from Japan) fee $75
Contact Lisa Benson ( with questions

"Artist's Professional Practices (How to Market Yourself)" Panel

Friday, September 27th, 6:30PM  New York Law School, 185 West Broadway (Tribeca)

ATOA will be kicking off its 39th season with a very pertinent topic that every artist, regardless of age or experience will benefit from.
Mitch  Pilnick , ATOA board member, art appreciator and artist representative will moderate a  discussion on various channels of distribution and how a visual artist  can best
market themselves and their work for optimum exposure and career  success.

The distinguished panel will consist of:
Jackie Battenfield Author of “The Artist's Guide: How to Make A Living Doing What You Love”. Visual artist and teacher of professional development classes  
Heather Darcy Bhandari Author of "Art/Work". Director of Artist Relations, Mixed Greens Gallery-Chelsea and adjunct lecturer.
Brainard Carey Author of “Making It in the Art World” & “New Markets for Artists”. Teacher of “The Art World Demystified” on-line educational system.       
Bill Carroll Program Director of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program, curator and artist. Teacher of “Professional Practice” Pratt Institute.
Felicity Hogan Program Officer at New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) providing professional development opportunities for artists. Curator & art administrator.

Venue: New York Law School
185 West B'way at Leonard Street, Rm W220
Doors open at 6:00PM, panel at 6:30PM.
Admission: $7 Adults/ $3 Seniors/Students $ 3 (proper ID please)

ATOA  is the art world's longest running and most prolific aesthetic panel discussion series.

Organized in 1974, the series has presented over 6,000 artists in more than 1,500 events.

Artist-in-Residence at the Bemis Center

Few programs exist either on the national or international level where the sole mission is to support the creativity of artists. From the beginning, the art-making process has been the highest priority at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, where both the atmosphere and environment offer ideal situations for creative growth and experimentation. Artists from around the world come to the Bemis Center to work in this supportive community and confront new challenges.

The Bemis Center provides Artists-in-Residence with the gift of time, space and support.

TIME 3 months of uninterrupted, self-directed work time.
SPACE The Bemis Center is housed in two urban warehouses totaling 110,000 square feet. Each artist is provided with a generously sized live/work studio with a private kitchen and bathroom and 24 hour access to
facilities including a wood shop, installation spaces, and 10,000 square foot sculpture facility.
SUPPORT $750 monthly stipend.

JULY 2014 - DECEMBER 2014
Application Deadline: September 30, 2013

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