Thursday, January 30, 2014

Book Illustration

My employer is looking for an illustrator for a book she would like to give her husband for a wedding present.  The book will consists of a list of 50 reasons why she loves him.  Not every item on the list would need to be illustrated.  She is looking for someone who also has graphic design skills to do the layout out the book and also design the cover.  Eventually she will have it printed and bound.  If she finds the right person, this could be continuous as she plans on making more books as the years go by. She is fond of some of the illustrations by Victoria Ball.  She likes playful and magical drawings with a little bit of whimsy.  She also likes some of the work by Greg Becker, Stefanie Clemen and Paul Daviz. She is very detailed and specific so this person will need to be someone who is able to make changes throughout the process together.  This book means a lot to her and she wants it to be really special. Here is a list of a few of the items she would like illustrated: You spend hours in the bath. Your secret harmonica-playing talent. Because you can’t stop buying fleece vests. You are a mischievous rascal. You’re incredibly ticklish. Your bouts of sporadic vegetarianism. You’re affectionate. You hold my hand in public. You like spicy food too. Your extensive collection of reading glasses. Email me with their resume and a few examples of work.  My employer would like to get this projects started right away.  Stephanie Rosenberg  

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Executive Assistant to the Owner/Director, Art Gallery, New York City

For our world-renowned contemporary art gallery client we are seeking an Executive Assistant to the Owner/Director. The successful candidate will support the Owner/Director in all aspects of her professional and personal calendar. Duties include but are not limited to: manage all aspects for the Owner/Director's schedule, including client and other meetings, calls and events; arrange all national and international travel; liaise with gallery and home staff, family and personal contacts; manage all correspondence and calls; interact with clients and guests; provide administrative support; other duties as required. The ideal applicant will have 5 -7 years' experience in an Executive Assistant role at a major art gallery, auction house or equivalent, excellent communications, organizational and interpersonal skills, knowledge of contemporary art and the ability to manage a diverse calendar of professional and personal obligations. BA in Art History or equivalent required: knowledge of French strongly preferred. Some travel required; occasional weekends during auction season and for events. An excellent position for a polished, team-oriented and discreet professional with a career interest in the role of Executive Assistant and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Highly competitive salary DOE and excellent benefits. Please send resume as a standard Word document with detailed cover letter and contact info for at least three references to

Thomas & Associates, Inc.
6 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016
P. 212.779.7059
F. 212.779.7096

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Teaching Opportunity - Summer 2014 Snow Farm

The position is paid + living expenses are covered (food and lodging) while you're there. 

Summer 2014 Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program Snow Farm Summer is a residential studio craft program for high school students that offers small-group instruction in the following media:  

Screenprinting Metalsmithing/Jewelry Welding  
Digital Arts – Video Digital Arts – Photography

Program dates:  Staff Orientation and Training June 26 – 29 First Session June 29 - July 12 Second Session July 13 - July 26
All positions are temporary and require living on our campus in Williamsburg, MA.

Positions include: Head of Studio (in all media):  Applicants must be enrolled in a MFA program or be a working studio artist and must have teaching experience.  Assistant Head of Studio (in all media): Applicants can be entering their senior year in a BFA program or equivalent with teaching experience.  
NOTE:  In addition to responsibilities in the studio, all studio instructors participate in other recreational activities and assist with overall supervision of the students in the residential setting. 

TO APPLY: please send resume, letter of interest, and 6-10 images of your work to Brian Brown or by mail to Snow Farm, 5 Clary Rd, Williamsburg, MA 01096.


Each year, The AAF/Seebacher Prize for Fine Arts (formerly The Daisy Soros Prize and The Hayward Prize) offers US fine arts graduate students, or those who have completed their graduate studies within the past two years, the opportunity to study at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts Salzburg in Austria. The AAF/Seebacher Prize for Fine Arts is funded through the generosity of AAF trustee Gerhard Seebacher and his wife Angelika.  A list of previous AAF/Seebacher Prize for Fine Arts fellows can be found here.

Founded in 1953 by world-famous painter Oskar Kokoschka, the International Summer Academy offers an unrivalled environment, with work sites at the Hohensalzburg Fortress and the Old Salt Factory on Perner Insel (Island) on the Salzach River.  This particular international experience gives young artists not only the opportunity to study with well-known and respected international artists from around the world, but also the chance to immerse themselves in a program that is both rich in cultural tradition and academically challenging.
The Summer Academy's 2014 course listing can be found here; please visit their website for additional information on the Academy and its programs. 

Up to six Seebacher Fine Arts fellows are selected annually by a jury of artists and arts professionals, chaired by the Summer Academy's Director, Dr. Hildegund Amanshauser. Fellows are invited to attend a specific course at the Summer Academy and participate in daily classes for two to five weeks, depending on the length of the course selected, studying with distinguished international artists such as Felix Gmelin, Amelie von Wulffen, Ellen Harvey, and Norbert Bisky.

The fellowship covers tuition to one Summer Academy course, $1,000 for travel expenses, accommodation in Summer Academy's approved student housing, and a small stipend.  A complete application includes: an application form, a recent photo; two letters of recommendation; current résumé/CV, detailing educational background and artistic experience; 7 - 10 images of work (including color slides or digital images) OR no more than a combined total of 10 minutes of video/sound clips, OR a combination thereof; list of image/video/sound titles; and a 1-page artist statement, to answer the question: How will attending the International Summer Academy Salzburg help you to achieve your professional goals?

The postmark deadline for applications is: MARCH 7, 2014. 
Questions may be emailed to the AAF at:  No phone calls, please. The AAF and Salzburg International Summer Academy are not responsible for lost applications.

The American Austrian Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1984 by a group of Americans and Austrians with an interest in promoting a positive relationship between the two countries. The AAF organizes postgraduate educational programs and provides fellowships in medicine, media and the arts. The AAF has offices in Vienna, Salzburg, and New York. For more information, please visit our website.

Rockland County Art in Public Places: New Commission Opportunities for Sculptors

For details, deadline and how to apply go to

NURTUREart Open Call - 2014/2015 Exhibition Season

NURTUREart is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting proposals from emerging curators and artists for the 2014/2015 exhibition season.

Guidelines with full information on how to send your proposal, and the gallery floor plan are available for download 
The deadline is set to midnight on March 15, 2014. All proposals must be submitted via online form on (or before) this date to be accepted and advanced to the selection process. A panel of respected curators, artists and gallerists will evaluate your proposal and determine who the winners will be. We do this to make sure that as many different voices and points of view are considered, and to give emerging artists and curators the chance to present their work to the attention of indisputable experts in the field.
Past members of our selection panels have included: Tyler Coburn, Amani Olu, Benjamin Sutton, B. Wurtz, Ajay Kurian, Ingrid Bromberg-Kennedy, Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Kevin Reagan, Summer Guthery, Jackie Battenfield, Wallace Whitney, George Adams, George Adams, Paddy Johnson, Cornell DeWitt, David Cohen, Raul Zamudio, and Jose Ruiz.
As we did last year, we will organize a Curatorial Workshop, to give you the chance of showing us your curatorial proposal and offer meaningful feedback BEFORE you send your application. Stay tuned for more details on that initiative.

Begin your submission process

Questions and concerns, email:

Call for Artists - Rising Hudson Galleries

Entry Deadline: 3/1/14
Artists are encouraged to apply early, as galleries will be organized prior to 3/1.

Location: New York, NY Opportunity

Overview: We are seeking talented up-and-coming artists to feature in our 2014 gallery campaign. If selected, these artists will also be featured on our website and in associated social media. Our mission is to help the world discover bright young talent. All talented backgrounds are encouraged to apply – including fine arts, conceptual arts, electronic media, photography, and sculpture backgrounds – as we will be hosting different galleries for different styles and mediums.

Background: Rising Hudson is a newly formed start-up striving to shed light on the brightest up-and coming artists, providing them with fresh gallery opportunities and connecting them with excited audiences, collectors, investors, consumers, and designers.

How to Apply: Please send all artwork submissions – preferably inclusive of a CV/biography and pictures of your work – to


Jamestown, the owner of New York’s popular Chelsea Market, is seeking artists to propose ideas for installations in the four glass vitrines (6.25” x 9.5”) that line the main hallway of Long Island City’s Falchi Building.  All ideas welcome!

ABOUT THE BUILDING: The Falchi Building is a five-story, approximately 600,000 square foot commercial building at 31-00 47th Avenue near Court Square in Long Island City. The building was originally constructed in 1922 as a warehouse and it is now undergoing an exciting transformation with a wide variety of spaces and creative uses. The ground floor concourse is being reimagined as a public space amenity with areas for informal gathering, free wireless throughout, a food pop-up space, and a variety of other innovative food-related uses.

Interested? Please send proposals and direct any questions to

DAVE BOWN PROJECTS 8th Semiannual Competition

DAVE BOWN PROJECTS 8th Semiannual Competition
Jurors Cindy Buckner Associate Curator Grand Rapids Art Museum, Al Miner Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Margot Norton Assistant Curator New Museum, New York. 

Prizes  $10,000 USD (1 artist will receive $5,000 USD and 5 artists will each receive $1,000 USD). 

In addition to the cash prizes listed above; Dave Bown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received.

Selection Process: Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown Projects as submissions are received.

Deadline 31 May 2014 Prospectus




AM-UNITY Magazine is running a front cover competition. You can view all the details for the competition here: