Ends on April 10, 2019

Peerless Rockville invites artists to submit proposals for Rockville-centric and Rockville-inspired artwork for their updated retail store at the Red Brick Courthouse.  Peerless is excited to promote local artists and encourages them to look to the architecture, culture, environment, and heritage of Rockville.  The Peerless collection is also available as inspiration for their artwork and design.


Time Frame: 

Call for Artist proposals goes live: Wednesday,  March 6 2019

Deadline for proposals:  Wednesday, April 10 2019

Jury Selection Friday April 12 or Saturday April 13 2019 (depending on Jury availability)

Letter to accepted artists: Wednesday, April 17 2019

Items delivered to store Saturday, June 1 - Friday June 7 2019

Artists should live or work in the Rockville geographic area. 


Artists submitting proposals will be automatically included in a Rockville Artist Registry.

1. Include samples of your work, bio, resume, photo of artist, brief description of concept. 

2.  No fee to register!

3. Artists must submit proposals that connect “Rockville” to their artwork. For inspiration they are invited to check out architecture, landscape,  public art, buildings, historic sites, the Peerless  image collection etc. There may be textures, forms, or historic sites that inspire prints, cards, other multiples, ceramics, fiber art, quilts, placemats, etc. The store has limited wall space, but room for pedestals and a flat file. Video or sound art that focuses on Rockville must be produced and packaged as DVDs. Beyond the collection, artists are welcome to focus on a proposal for artwork that is specific to Rockville's commitment to a sustainable, inclusive community and history that includes nature, walking, biking, community connections, and more.

4. Panel will review and select artist proposals. The panel is comprised of Peerless staff, a local artist, and Peerless board member.

5. New items will be placed in the store before June 29, 2019 Heritage Days.

6. Consignment terms are 75% for artists and 25% for Peerless. License opportunities may be available.

7. Items will be tagged with a brief explanation of the process, the significance of the historic inspiration, artists info.

8. Peerless Website will have an artists tab and offer links to artists' website.

9. Artists will offer Peerless links on their websites.

10. Public programs will be planned including panel discussions about certain items, artist interpretations, artist demo, etc.


About Peerless Rockville:

http://www.peerlessrockville.org/

Peerless Rockville Historic Preservation, Ltd.

is an award-winning nonprofit, community-based organization founded in 1974 to preserve buildings, objects, and information important to Rockville’s heritage. Peerless Rockville advances its goals through education, example, advocacy, and community involvement.

VisArts is now accepting proposals for Solo Lab 5. 

‘Solo Lab 5’ is a performance art festival, curated by Heloisa Escudero, where each artist gets a total of five minutes for a performance art piece. It is an experimental platform for artists of different mediums who would like to translate their work into performance art. For already established performance artists it provides a forum for exploration of future ideas in performance art and/or an opportunity to investigate how to get concepts across to your audience in a short amount of time.

Performances for the first festival will take place in our Gibbs Street Gallery on Monday, May 20th from 7:30 – 9:30 PM.

The Gibbs Street Gallery is approximately 1,100 square feet with 16 ft. ceilings. It is on the street level with floor to ceiling windows along one wall.  

Application Deadline:  May 3, 2019 before midnight

*Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

All application materials must be submitted online through our website no later than 11:59 pm EST on /2019. 

You can find the layout for the Gibbs Street Gallery here:

http://www.visartsatrockville.org/docs/Gibbs-Street-Gallery-Floor-Plan.pdf


About the curator:

Heloisa Escudero grew up in São Paulo, Brazil, but relocated to the United States in 1987. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. She holds American, Italian and Brazilian citizenships. She is interested in conceptually based art that is both tactile and interactive. Her most recent art projects focus on art that emphasizes the participation of the viewer. Her work, performances, and collaborations have appeared in numerous national and international exhibitions and performance festivals including the Highline Park, New York City; SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco; Supernova Pink Line Festival, Rosslyn, Virginia; Dumbo Arts Festival and Governors Island Art Fair in New York City; Arlington Art Center, Arlington, Virginia. She is the creator of the BackPack Gallery Project and collaborated with DJ Spooky (Paul D. Miller) in the project Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica. She is an Exhibit Specialist at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.


About VisArts:

VisArts is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to transform individuals and communities through the visual arts. Our vision is a vibrant, diverse community enriched and connected by the visual arts.

Founded in 1987 as a grassroots organization serving local artists and located in the heart of Rockville, Maryland, VisArts has come a long way since our founding 30 years ago – from a staff of two to twelve; from a 12,000-square-foot garage space to a 25,000-square-foot hub of community engagement; and from welcoming 2,500 visitors per year to now more than 30,000 visitors annually.

We provide children, teens, and adults with opportunities to express their ideas, develop their talents, connect with others, and enrich their lives. Our strength is our ability to bring individuals together through a shared creative experience, fostering exposure to new perspectives, respect for each other, and a more connected community.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  

SURVIVAL

F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2019

Application Deadline: May 31, 2019

A micro-grant raised by the people to support democratically-selected imaginative, sustainable, provocative project/s that address the theme of SURVIVAL.

F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2019 (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) is a bridge between artists and the community.  F.E.A.S.T. is a public meal designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund projects that use art and creative thinking to impact the community. F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2019 will take place on June 16th on the Rooftop at VisArts in Rockville, Maryland, 6 - 9 PM. Patrons will give a donation for which they receive a meal of locally produced and prepared food and a ballot. Diners listen to and review a series of project proposals and converse with the artists and thinkers behind each idea. Attendees cast a vote for their favorite proposal, and by the end of the event, the artist who garners the most votes is awarded a grant comprised of the event donations. 

F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts invites artists, thinkers, and organizations to submit proposals for funding up to $1,000. Project proposals will address the theme SURVIVAL. The deadline for applications is midnight on Friday, May 31, 2019.

F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts is based on F.E.A.S.T. in Brooklyn’s  (www.feastinbklyn.org) model for sustaining artist projects directly through community participation and InCubate (http://incubate-chicago.org). Another great resource: sundaysoup.org

 

Plan now to participate in F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2019.  We look forward to reviewing your proposals!

How to Submit a Proposal

 

Deadline: May 13, 2019 Midnight

Theme:  SURVIVAL

F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2019 encourages artists, thinkers, and organizations to think outside of their everyday practice and create project proposals that address the theme of SURVIVAL. Imaginative, sustainable, and provocative projects that explore "survival" as it intersects with social, cultural, political, economic, environmental concerns are welcome. What and who must survive? How do we insure survival? Why is survival important?  Finalists are selected from the field of submissions and will present their proposals at the F.E.A.S.T. event.

You and your collaborators do not have to live in Rockville to submit a proposal. Great survival  vision in one place may fit perfectly in another place. Please consider the site you envision for your proposal.  Projects that blend the human and non- human environment with practical, poetic, utopian, or idealist ideas will help frame, visualize, and shape ideas about survival.

Projects that may receive funding represent a diverse cross section of contemporary artistic, social, design and scientific practices. Performances, community events, visual, sonic, tactile, olfactory discoveries, documents, parades, paths, maps, participatory actions, poetic data analysis, interviews, stories, games, architecture, walks, teach-ins, platforms, songs, games, gardens, clothing… No project or medium is incongruous with F.E.A.S.T. We encourage artists, thinkers and organizations to move outside their everyday practice and produce work that encourages situations where interaction and participation are essential.  

Application content must include answers to all of the following questions:

1.     Title:       What is your project’s name?

2.     Summary: Describe your project in 250 words or less. Include statements on:

·       What will the F.E.A.S.T. funds be used for? 

·       How will this project be implemented? 

·       How does the project address the theme of SURVIVAL?

·       What is the community you are addressing? What is the community significance of your project? 

3.     One sentence each:

  • F.E.A.S.T. Funding Request:  How much will you need to do this (up to $1000)?
  • Project Budget:  If your project costs are greater than what you have requested, please briefly state how you will be able to implement your project.
  • Timeframe: How long is this project going to take?
  • Location: Where will this take place?

4.     Image: Attach one image (300 dpi, no larger than 2 MB) and any relevant URLs.  Please include a description of the image.

 

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Proposals are evaluated on these terms:

  • Artistic Innovation
  • Community Impact
  • Feasibility
  • Proposal clarity and content

 

Please note:  

Only complete proposals will be reviewed.  

Only finalists will be invited to the F.E.A.S.T.  

All applicants will be notified by JUNE 7, 2019 if they are finalists.

Artists who submit proposals must be present at the JUNE 16, 2019 F.E.A.S.T. to be eligible to appear on the ballot.

Should you win a F.E.A.S.T. grant, you must attend the next F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts (2020) to discuss the progress of your project.

 

Questions or advice:  Feel free to contact smain@visartscenter.org

VisArts invites artists working in all media to apply for 2020 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery, Common Ground Gallery, and Concourse Gallery.

Exhibitions in each of the galleries explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career artists. Exhibits reflect a wide range of media and experimental approaches that offer the viewer unexpected interactions with art.

The Gibbs Street Gallery is approximately 1,100 square feet with 16 ft. ceilings. It is on the street level with floor to ceiling windows along one wall. International, national and local artists are welcome to apply.         

The Common Ground Gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 300 square feet. Artists must live in the Mid-Atlantic region to apply for a solo exhibition in this gallery.

The Concourse Gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 500 square feet.  It has curved windows along one wall. International, national, and local artists are welcome to apply.


Applicants who have participated in a solo exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to apply.


Application Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2019 before midnight

*Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


All application materials must be submitted online through our website no later than 11:59 pm EST on 04/05/2019. 


You can find the layout for each gallery here:

Gibbs Street Gallery - https://www.visartscenter.org/solo-exhibitions/

Common Ground Gallery -https://www.visartscenter.org/solo-exhibitions/

Concourse Gallery - https://www.visartscenter.org/solo-exhibitions/


SketchUp plans for the galleries are also available upon request.

About VisArts:

VisArts is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to transform individuals and communities through the visual arts. Our vision is a vibrant, diverse community enriched and connected by the visual arts.

Founded in 1987 as a grassroots organization serving local artists and located in the heart of Rockville, Maryland, VisArts has come a long way since our founding 30 years ago – from a staff of two to twelve; from a 12,000-square-foot garage space to a 25,000-square-foot hub of community engagement; and from welcoming 2,500 visitors per year to now more than 30,000 visitors annually.

We provide children, teens, and adults with opportunities to express their ideas, develop their talents, connect with others, and enrich their lives. Our strength is our ability to bring individuals together through a shared creative experience, fostering exposure to new perspectives, respect for each other, and a more connected community.


VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a six monthStudio Fellowship at VisArts at Rockville. The Studio Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge. Artists receive a $500.00 per month stipend. The Studio Fellowship offers the gift of time and space to two artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work. The VisArts Studio Fellows will present their work in solo exhibitions at the end of their respective fellowships. 


Admission to the VisArts Studio Fellowship is highly selective, based on a review of applications by panels of artists and art professionals. Panelists include painters, sculptors, film and video artists, photographers, installation artists, inter-disciplinary artists, and independent curators. The admission panel is rotated regularly. 


VisArts is an independent non-profit art center located in the heart of Rockville Town Square, a thriving gathering place for the local community. VisArts presents exhibitions of contemporary emerging and established artists in four galleries, an Emerging Curator Program, a Studio Artist Program, and an Art Education Program making it an active and important presence in the greater metropolitan arts community. Rockville offers easy access to public transit to Washington, D.C. via the Red Line Metro, an excellent bus system, bike trails, and parking.

The VisArts Studio Fellowship does not provide housing for artists. Please contact VisArts directly for resources regarding housing during the residency period.

Terms of Residency:

  •  Qualified applicants are professional individual artists or collaborative artist teams over the   age of 18; the program is not designed for program is not designed for undergraduate students or commercial artists.
  • Artists working in all media are welcome to apply, but VisArts cannot support the use of hazardous materials that require specific ventilation requirements.
  • The studio may be used only for art-making activities.
  • The VisArts Studio Fellow will be provided with a 169 square foot studio, free of charge, for a period of six months. Each studio is equipped with a sink, Wi-Fi connection and abundant natural light. Studio access is 24/7 except during special VisArts events (advance notice will be given). The artist must provide his/her own studio furniture.
  • The VisArts Studio Fellow is responsible for maintaining the studio in a safe and reasonably tidy manner, and will not make alterations to the space without permission.  The artist must leave the studio in the state in which it was found and remove all belongings at the end of the fellowship.
  • The VisArts Studio Fellow is responsible for acquisition, insurance, and care of his/her materials and equipment. Artists who wish to have kilns and other equipment that create additional electrical use must obtain permission for each piece of equipment that they wish to use in their studios.  

The VisArts Studio Fellow will participate in the following:

  • Work in the studio at VisArts for a minimum of 28 hours/week.
  • VisArts Studio Fellows are expected to participate in the VisArts Studio Artist Program that meets monthly to share food, ideas, community, and professional development. 
  • Welcome the public during exhibition opening receptions or at scheduled Open Studio events.
  • Attend artist talks and gallery opening receptions.
  • Present an artist talk, workshop, screening, and/or other mutually agreed upon public event that engages the VisArts and greater Rockville communities and resources.
  • Present a solo exhibition of work at VisArts.


Application and Selection Process

Required materials include:

Application Materials:

  • Images:  Submit 10 images of work produced during the last four years. Work samples can be a combination of high resolution jpgs and time-based media (*up to 10 minutes total). *For collaborative teams, 10 images of collaborative work are required as well as a statement of the collaborative nature of the work. *Two minutes of video, film, sound or performance documentation = one work.  Artists may choose to include links to Vimeo or You Tube public accounts for time-based work samples.
  • Image Requirements: You may submit up to 10 images. They must be in .jpg, .tiff, .png, or .gif file format. Minimum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Maximum file size 5MB per image. Files must be labeled in the following way: first name last name-title of artwork-1.ext, first name last name-title of artwork-2.ext, etc. The file number corresponds with the number on the list of works. (Ex. John Doe-Untitled-1.jpg) 
  • List of Works Form- Numbered list of artworks with the following information: artist name, title of artwork, year, dimensions, a description of artwork is optional.
  • Resume/CV
  • Artist Bio (200 word max.)- Third-person paragraph highlighting your professional achievements.
  • Artist Statement (100 words max.)
  • References- Provide contact information for two references who can address your work as an artist.
  • Fellowship Proposal: 
    • Describe your goals for the fellowship, and how you might engage with the community or use community resources. You may include a drawing or representative images to help describe your specific proposal. (250 words max.)


  • Please indicate preferred residency dates (first and second choice):

                         _____ June 7 - December 2, 2019

                         _____ December 6, 2019 - June 3, 2020

  • $15 application fee

All applications will be reviewed by a panel of artists and arts professionals.

 About VisArts

VisArts is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to transform individuals and communities through the visual arts. Our vision is a vibrant, diverse community enriched and connected by the visual arts.

Founded in 1987 as a grassroots organization serving local artists and located in the heart of Rockville, Maryland, VisArts has come a long way since our founding 30 years ago – from a staff of two to twelve; from a 12,000-square-foot garage space to a 25,000-square-foot hub of community engagement; and from welcoming 2,500 visitors per year to now more than 30,000 visitors annually.

We provide children, teens, and adults with opportunities to express their ideas, develop their talents, connect with others, and enrich their lives. Our strength is our ability to bring individuals together through a shared creative experience, fostering exposure to new perspectives, respect for each other, and a more connected community.

 

Ends on May 10, 2019$10.00
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Application Deadline: May 10, 2019, 11:59 PM
NextGen 6.0 is calling all DMV aspiring artists.
VisArts welcomes artists ages 17 – 27 in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area to submit their application for NextGen 6.0, our sixth exhibition in our Kaplan Gallery from June 12 - July 21, 2019. NextGen 6.0 is an opportunity for aspiring artists with little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery.
VisArts is a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform individuals and communities through the visual arts. VisArts provides children, teens and adults with opportunities to express their creativity and enhance their awareness of the arts.
 
Online applications are due by May 10, 2019, 11:59 pm at visartscenter.org/call-for-entries. Please keep in mind that submission does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants should have little or no experience exhibiting in a professional gallery. Previous NextGen participants are ineligible. Previous NextGen applicants who were not selected may re-apply for this year's exhibition.

After reviewing all works, selected artists will be notified by May 17.
All submissions will be juried by professional artists and curators (names to be announced).
Keep in mind that if accepted into the exhibition, you will be expected to drop off accepted artwork to the gallery on Tuesday, May 28, anytime between 10AM- 6PM.  Artwork will not be accepted before or after these available dates and times.
Application Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2019, 11:59 PM

This year the jurors are:

Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell- Head of Public Programs, Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery

Lou Joseph-Visual Arts Specialist at the Baltimore Office for Promotion & The Arts, and  the director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Baltimore


Required Application Materials:
- Application Form
- High Res images with captions, for up to 5 works of art
- Film and video pieces are welcome: 2 minutes of video, film, sound or performance documentation = one work. Up to 10 minutes total. Videos must be in .mp4 or .mov file format.
- Images must be in .jpg, .tiff, .png, or .gif file format. Minimum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
- Artist Statement (250 Word Maximum)
- Artist Bio (150 Word Maximum)
- Resume/ CV
- Application Fee ($10.00) – online application will require payment by credit card or PayPal. Financial assistance available upon a need basis. Contact fmccauley@visartscenter.org for more information.
It can be intimidating to create an artist résumé with little or no experience, but a great résumé is one that is clear, organized and simple. Experiences you can include may be from exhibiting in student art shows, to assisting at camps or even teaching. Here are a great number of resources to help you create a competitive application and to develop your professional practices as an artist:
Artist statement and artist biography
https://www.mica.edu/Documents/Career Services/ArtistStatementBio11.pdf
Artist Résumé
http://www.collegeart.org/standards-and-guidelines/guidelines/resume
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
http://www.collegeart.org/standards-and-guidelines/guidelines/visual-art-cv
For information on Exhibition and Sale of Artwork
http://www.collegeart.org/standards-and-guidelines/guidelines/practices
Guidelines for presenting works in digital format
 
http://www.collegeart.org/standards-and-guidelines/guidelines/digital-format
 
Submission Guidelines:
- Apply Online : Complete the online application through submittable.com
 
- Drop Off Accepted Artwork: Accepted Artwork must be dropped off anytime during the following hours at the 2nd floor Office at VisArts onTuesday, May 28 between 10AM - 6PM.
- Questions:
Please send any questions via email with “VisArts NextGen 6.0 Open Call” in the subject line to Frank McCauley, Exhibitions Coordinator, at fmccauley@visartscenter.org
Application Fee: $10.00
Apply now!

VisArts