“2016 Niche Awards,” Niche Magazine

Niche Magazine:    2016

NICHE magazine is accepting applications for the 2016 NICHE Awards, a prestigious juried competition recognizing excellence in fine craft design. Professional and student artists may apply online.

Contest categories include ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, wood, jewelry and more!

Judging of entries is based on three main criteria:
• Technical excellence, both in surface design and form
• Distinct quality of unique, original and creative thought
• Market viability (professional entries only)

Deadline: August 21, 2015

See Website for details.

“My Corner of the World, International,” SAQA

Stratford, Ontario, Canada:    May 21 – August 14, 2016

My Corner of the World invites you, the artist, to examine your world – the world, real or imagined, that represents what is important in your life. It might be where you reside, work, or grew up. It might be a favorite place from any point in your life or the special space you take yourself to internally.
Where do you feel most yourself? What place makes you feel most grounded, inspired or at peace? My Corner of the World asks you to look at the big picture including, but not limited to your homeland, ancestry or culture.

Deadline: November 30, 2015

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Northwest Arts Alliance, Seattle / Art in the Park / Call for Artists

South Lake Union, Seattle, WA:    July 9 – Oct 1, 2015

Northwest Art Alliance, the producer of the Best of the Northwest Art & Fine Craft Shows, is thrilled to announce a new event for the summer season in the fastest growing neighborhood in the Seattle area.  Join us and our friends and partners as we bring art alive in one of the most beautiful parks in the city, Lake Union Park.  In partnership with Seattle Parks & Recreation and the SLU Art Walk and with the support of Vulcan, Inc. (a Paul Allen company) and Amazon, there’ll be something about Thursdays in South Lake Union. We share this location with MOHAI, the Center for Wooden Boats, a number of historic vessels on the Lake and a wide variety of other fine businesses generating plenty of foot traffic.

Deadline: June 15, 2015

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“The Neddy,” Cornish College of the Arts

Seattle, WA:    September

The Neddy at Cornish is an annual Puget Sound regional artist award program supported by the Behnke Foundation and housed at Cornish College of the Arts in memory of Robert E. (“Ned”) Behnke and in celebration of his life as an artist. Each year, two $25,000 unrestricted awards are given—one in painting and one in any medium or combination of media grounded in the visual arts—to artists living and working in the greater Puget Sound region. Six finalists will also receive $1,500 and will be included in a group exhibition each September.

There are two Neddy awards each year. Recipients will demonstrate artistic distinction through an established body of work and a commitment to their practice. In honor of Ned and his passion for painting, one Neddy celebrates artists that continue to innovate through this traditional medium. Reflecting the ever-increasing possibilities in contemporary art practices, one Neddy honors artists that work in any medium or combination of media grounded in the visual arts.

Ned Behnke embodied Cornish College of the Art’s mission of developing artists as citizens—individuals who create outstanding artwork with an applied consciousness of responsibility to society. As the awards honor Ned’s legacy, Neddy recipients will reflect and embody his belief in the power of art and artists to be positive forces in our world. The criteria for both awards are:

1. Demonstrated commitment to and ongoing development of one’s artistic vision.

2. Demonstrated engagement with the world around them through their art practice, broadly understood.

Deadline: April 26, 2015

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“Hardscapes,” Confluence Gallery

Twisp, WA:    July 18th – August 22, 2015

We invite you to contribute to our HARDSCAPES show at the Confluence Gallery in Twisp, WA.   Any Medium.  Hardscapes: The anti-landscape; what humans do to alter the natural landscape.  In the practice of landscape design, the hardscape is the nonliving or man-made fixtures of a planned outdoor area.  We invite artists to take a deeper look at how humans invent, design, and engineer structures and systems that alter the natural world around us. The beautiful and the ugly.

Deadline: May 1, 2015

 

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“Era Living, Open Exhibition”

University House, Wallingford, Seattle, WA:    June 18 – October 11, 2015

Greetings Artists, For the first time since I have curated exhibitions for Era Living, I am curating a show absent of a theme, but full of excellence and open to all mediums. I am THROWING OPEN the possibilities, so give me your strongest works and we will see how it unfolds on the walls. Please follow submission guidelines carefully and send your submission to me at curator@junesekiguchi.com

Deadline: April 18, 2015

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