VCU Summer Studio call for entries…

Summer Studio Artist Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University!


Dear Friends of “VCU Arts”,

Our nationally ranked Department of Photography & Film at Virginia Commonwealth University welcomes applications to this supportive, rigorous artistic residency that combines theory, practice and professional development over four weeks in the heart of Richmond, VA, from May 16-June 12, 2016.
Taking advantage of our extensive facilities at VCUarts, Summer Studio provides concentrated studio time and ample workspace, artist lectures, engagement with critics and curators, and generous critiques with VCUarts faculty and guest artists.  This intensive, hands-on experience is ideal for artists developing a portfolio for graduate school, as well as anyone interested in studio arts immersion in a stimulating and affirmative environment.  Each student is provided studio space, use of state-of-the-art audio, lighting, and camera technologies, and 24/7 access to digital/analog production studios and editing labs.

More about our core faculty and visitors, and information on how to apply can be found on our website:

Our application deadline is March 25, 2016 and we ask that you please share this information widely.  Inquiries regardingSummer Studio may be directed to or to me directly at

Calls for entry, artist opportunities, etc..



July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2015, 11:59 PM.
Space and Services: reduced cost facilities for performances, classes, workshops Scenic Studio and Costume Lab, based on availability
Excellence and Access (E&A):  creation, innovation, or new work that engages community or advances diversity within Arlington County; requires a 1:1 match of the grant amount.
Spotlight: up to three $5,000 grants may be available to support individual artists with projects for public presentation, designed to increase access to or involvement in the arts and responds to diverse community needs and interest.
Challenge Grant:  a 2:1 match of new or increased corporate funding support obtained between Feb. 21-2015 and Feb. 20, 2016
For all and more information:
To access grant applications go to:
To ensure the efficient and effective administration of the arts grant program and to assist arts organization in the grants process, Arlington Cultural Affairs sponsors Arts Grant Workshops that provide an overview of the FY 2017 Arts Grant Program and step-by-step directions for completing an application using the online software. It is mandatory that all NEW applicants attend one of the following workshops:

• Excellence and Access Grants: Sunday, January 17, 2016 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
• Space and Services ONLY: Sunday, January 17, 2016 2:30 pm-4:30 pm
• Excellence and Access Grants: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
• Space and Services ONLY: Thursday, January 21, 2016 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
• Spotlight Grant applicants: Please request an appointment with Cultural Affairs grant staff for individual consultation on FY 2017 grant proposals. Appointments may be made by email to:

All workshops will be held at 3700 South Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA  22206.  Room #139.  Registration is required.  To register please e-mail Jacqueline Baires-Diener at:
PLEASE NOTE: INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY – Grant workshops will be cancelled if Arlington County government closes due to weather. You may call the Parks and Recreation Inclement Weather Line for updated information on closings: 703-228-4715.
Applications for outdoor festivals previously administered by Arlington Cultural Affairs are now coordinated by Arlington County’s Special Events Coordinator. For more information, contact at 703-228-1876.

EMULSION 2016 -The Third Annual East City Art Regional Juried Show- WASHINGTON, DC
Opening Reception Sat. April 9
People’s Choice Awards: Sat. April 16
Exhibition on view April 9-16, 2016 with weeklong programming
JUROR: Maryland Art Place Executive Director Amy Cavanaugh Royce

•       Artist Statement—Why do you make art?
•       CV—List your art education, exhibitions, reviews & publications.  Note: many “outsider artists” (artists with no formal training) have been juried into past EMULSION exhibitions
•       Upload as many as five (5) images or videos (no file size limit).  You do not have to upload five images; this is just the total amount available for submission. Note: only upload work that will be available to show April 9-16, 2016; if you are accepted and drop-off work not selected by the juror, it will not be hung, no exceptions.

Who I was, Who I am, Who I can be
(Rinker Community Center, 4108, 4th Street N, Arlington, VA 22203)
Email photo to: Sushmita Ideas & Design <>

CALL for ENTRIES: Facebook is a great place to see photos of friends from before I knew them. Recently I saw a photo of my friend Aida from 1975, and she looks like a Bollywood star! Then there is a young Studio member who comes to the Studio and paints costumes she creates of her favorite video game characters. Another Studio member changes who she is depending on who she needs to bring JOY to.

So come meet Aida, Jillian, and Rachel, at our February Community PAUSE. See photos of people’s pasts, hear stories of their presents, and get a glimpse of what else we can be if we choose to. An afternoon of stories of acceptance, surprises, possibilities, and inspiration! Join in!

Send me a photo of YOU from before I knew you!
1.      Title it with Your Name, and the Year the photo was taken (e.g.: above, Aida and Ibrahim, Jan 20, 1975)
2.      Scan it and/or send it to me digitally as a hi-res (300 dpi or more) jpg file
3.      Min 5×7 max 8×10
4.      Email it to me with Subject: Feb Show
5.      DEADLINE: Wed., Feb 17.
I will print them out and fill the Guest Wall at the studio with photos from the past!

THE EVENT: Sat Feb 20, 12:00 pm – 2 pm At the Community PAUSE, you are invited to come see the show, share your stories and listen to stories the guests imagine from your images too—building community through our art and stories! And feel free to bring light refreshments to share.

An Exhibition Presented by The Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) and The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center (DVAEC)
Entries must be posted on the EntryThingy website by midnight, March 5, 2016.

June 25 – July 30, 2016

Saturday, July 2, 2016, 3-5pm

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center
40 South Carroll Street
Frederick, MD 21701

ENTRY FEE: $5 + current WSG membership
To enter, use (see instructions below).
To view the complete Call For Entry in PDF and Gallery Floor Plan:

DEADLINE: 11:59:59 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, March 4, 2016
Re-Ball! is an open design competition to turn 650,000+ 3-inch, white, translucent plastic balls into a site-specific installation in the Dupont Underground’s 14,000-square-foot east platform. The balls were previously part of the National Building Museum’s blockbuster 2015 summer destination The Beach.
Re-Ball! is open to everyone across all disciplines: artists, architects, designers, and the general public. The winning entry should be thoughtful, provocative, witty, safe, and executable on a limited budget, in a limited time frame, and within the confines of the site.
CONCEPT: Re-Ball! challenges entrants to create an installation re-using the 650,000+ ball-pit balls that first appeared in the Beach installation. The winning concept will take the medium in a new direction, one that responds to the uniqueness of the installation site. From the open, light-filled box of the National Building Museum’s Great Hall to the curving concrete volume of the Dupont Underground’s east platform, Re-Ball! entries should transform the constituent materials — and the space itself — into an entirely new experience.
MATERIALS: The Re-Ball! balls are made of recyclable, hypoallergenic plastic. They are soft enough to be malleable, but firm enough to maintain their shape. They have a uniform surface with no holes and are easily punctured or cut. Entrants may use any other materials in conjunction with the balls and may alter the balls in any way they see fit to create their vision, provided that the proposal is constructible within the allotted space, time, and budget. The competition doesn’t require that every single ball be used (we estimate that there are between 650,000 and 700,000 of them), but the balls must feature prominently in the installation.
Those who make the early registration deadline (11:59:59 p.m., February 4) will receive a kit of three plastic balls, to better understand the materials
More information:

Deadline: March 7, midnight

Have your work exhibited in one of the largest non-federal arts venues in the DC area! Work with talented artists from across the mid-Atlantic. Exhibitions will occur Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Seven artists will be selected for each iteration.

This year’s jurors will include: Sarah Newman, Independent Curator, and José Ruiz, Co-Director, Present Co. (NY), Director, Furthermore (DC), Professor, Curatorial Practice MFA Program, Maryland Institute College of Art.

Artists Receive:
-artistic and curatorial support
-exhibition support
-publicity via print and social media

Artists Responsibilities:
-labor and materials for installation
-transport of artworks
-attend scheduled events such as opening reception and gallery talks

Apply on our website here:

Questions? We’re here to help.  Email us at

Your book will become part of Brooklyn Art Library, a NYC institution, open daily to the public and home to over 30,000 sketchbooks.
Cataloging: You can catalog your own sketchbook by tags, mediums used, your location, themes and more! Your book will then become searchable in our exhibition kiosks system.

More info:

Smithsonian is asking the public to dig through their attics, basements, closets, shoe boxes, digital cameras, photo albums and photo upload sites and send them photographs and stories that illustrate great moments in rock ‘n’ roll history. They want rock’n’roll as seen through your eyes: at clubs, concerts, festivals, and beyond. This site will be used to inform several upcoming projects on the history of rock ‘n’ roll at the Smithsonian. For instance, Smithsonian Books is compiling a book of rare or never-published photographs telling the history of rock ‘n’ roll, and may select photographs or stories from the Smithsonian Rock ‘n’ Roll Website for inclusion in that publication, or a related exhibition.

Call for Artists: Arlington County Public Schools, Virginia
Arlington Public Schools Humanities Project Artist Roster Application
The Humanities Project is Arlington County’s artist-in-education program that sponsors performances, workshops, and residencies for students in Arlington County’s public schools and provides professional development opportunities for teachers.
If you have a program, workshop and/or performance that you feel would benefit the students and/or teachers in Arlington, the Humanities Project encourages you to apply.
Applications can be submitted at any time. Applications will be reviewed in the spring of each year.
If you have any questions, please contact the Humanities Coordinator at 703-228-6299.
More information:

MICA International Affairs welcomes guest lecturer, Dr. Aine Phillips

Dr. Aine Phillips to present her new book during MICA lecture


Join International Affairs for a guest lecture from Dr. Phillips as she speaks about her new book, Performance Art in Ireland: A History.
Burren College of Art faculty member and performing artist, Aine Phillips, is visiting MICA’s campus this week!
Dr. Phillips makes live performance art and video in Ireland and internationally. She is involved in artist led projects and curates live art events in Ireland. Her work aims to link autobiographic themes, actions and images with wider social and political realities.
The lecture will be held in Brown 320 on Friday, February 12, from 12 to 1pm and will be followed by a short Q&A.  

Aperture Summer Internship applications being accepted NOW for Juniors & Seniors

3rd Annual Aperture Summer Internship!


Open to all Junior and Senior Photography majors- $3,500. 8 Weeks in NYC!

We will need the applications to be completed by March 7th. The full time faculty will select the top 3 candidates to pass forward to Aperture. The faculty will choose the MICA Photo intern before March 28th, and the winner will be announced at the “Meyer Traveling Fellowship”  opening reception.

Internship Overview

The Maryland Institute College of Art and the Aperture Foundation are pleased to offer an eight-week summer internship to qualified photography majors. Juniors or graduating seniors are invited to apply for this paid summer internship with the Aperture Foundation located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. The intern will act as the primary assistant to Aperture’s on the organization and installation of Aperture’s Summer Open exhibition. The MICA intern will also be exposed to the wide range of activities that define Aperture, from editing, design, production, circulation, sales, and marketing of photography’s most significant publications; the creation of web content; educational programs for children and adults, and other business and development operations essential to a non-profit organization. In addition to working closely with the Aperture staff and contributing to the day to day work flow of the office, the MICA intern will make contacts within the photo community at Aperture events and through meetings with various professionals in the photography field. Aperture Foundation’s location offers the opportunity to work in New York City and have access to art galleries, museums, and other art-related facilities.

This internship has been generously funded by MICA alumnus S. B. Cooper with R. L. Benson.

Entrance Requirements:

The applications must include a properly formatted letter of interest addressed to the Selection Committee that explains your qualifications and reasons for applying, as well as a current professional résumé. Please email the letter of interest and résumé as a single PDF to
Your unique upload address is ready:
Upload password: micauser and use the following format to title your application file: lastname_firstname_MICA_application. by March 7th, 2016.

Photographer Andrew Super will be visiting and lecturing at MICA

Visiting Artist, Andrew Super, to speak to MICA students…

swell                                                                                                                                                                     “Torrent” – Andrew Super
There will be lecture taking place next week that includes the photographer Andy Super. Andy is one of the artists in the current exhibition in the Meyerhoff Gallery titled Just Press Print.

Andy will be speaking with the exhibition curator, Paul Laidler, next Wednesday, Feb 10 at 6pm in the Lazarus Center Auditorium. Please come and see the lecture, and take part in the discussions.

Deadline for submitting for BRUNO CESCHEL workshop is TODAY…!

2nd Annual “Aperture Visiting Artist” Bruno Ceschel is offering a workshop…register TODAY!


Register today because space is limited for the workshop. Details below…

MICA Photo is pleased to welcome Aperture visiting artist, Bruno Ceschel, and to announce his recent publication of his new book (Aperture) “Self Publish, Be Happy: A DIY Photobook Manual and Manifesto”

Bruno will be conducting a two day workshop event while he is here that will take place on February 25 – 26th. He will also be doing an artist talk for the photo department during the evening on Thursday, February 25th. We are posting this information early so that we can encourage all who are interested to pre-register for the workshop. Space is limited to 15 due to the scope of the workshop so sign up today.

Pre-register for the workshop following these criteria:
  • Application will be comprised of a cover letter, resumé, and samples of work (5 pieces)
  • Combine above criterion into a single pdf file (use Adobe Acrobat)
  • Submit all above items in a single file via dropbox at:                                                                                                                              PASSWORD:    micauser

For the workshop the participants will need:

– Their laptop (and if they don’t have a laptop, a computer)
– A selection/edit of  (15-20) photographs they want to make into a book. Ideally, in the form of small photographic prints or printouts. It is ok also if they present them as a digital slideshow.

Each participant will be asked to present his/her project to the class on the first day.
– Low-res jpegs of ALL the photos of the series they want to make into a book.
– If their book project has other components (text, documents, drawings, etc), bring them to the workshop (digitised ideally).
– Photobooks they like and want to use as reference for thier own book project
– If they know how to use In-Design please come with the software installed in their laptop
– If they don’t know how to use In-Design please download the free Blurb book design software and install it on their laptop.
If registered students have a photo class during the workshop period, they will be excused for the workshop. If they have a class outside the department, they will have to discuss this with their faculty to cover any missed assignments and/or classwork.

Self Publish, Be Happy is an organization founded by Bruno Ceschel in 2010 that collects, studies and celebrates self-published photobooks through an ongoing program of workshops, live events and on/offline projects. Self Publish, Be Happy has organised events at a number of institutions around the world, including Tate Modern, The Photographer’s Gallery, ICA, Serpentine Galleries, C/O Berlin, Aperture Foundation and Kunsthal Charlottenborg amongst others.

Self Publish, Be Happy London-based collection contains more than 2,000 publications.

Self Publish, Be Happy is the physical manifestation of a worldwide online community formed of a new and ever-evolving generation of young artists, who experiment, stretch and play with the medium of photography.

The partnership between MICA Photo and Aperture Magazine is a continuing two year collaboration designed to enrich our current program of study at MICA while giving our students unique opportunities to meet with, and collaborate on projects, with a series of visiting artists. Aperture and MICA…working together for the future of photgraphy

Call for Entries: The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

Call for Entries:


The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is pleased to launch its 6th International Photography Competition on the 1st of February in 2016. We invite worldwide photographers to take part in the competition. Many prizes up for grabs, and several different categories to enter.

Deadline for entries: April 17, 2016


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