Part of our job at Marcel is to find opportunities for you to enhance your professional growth as an artist, no matter where you are on your artistic journey. That’s why we’ve literally made it our responsibility to scour the web and find relevant opportunities around the world so you don’t have to.
This week we’re featuring awards and residencies throughout California that have applications open until June.
Open Call: La Silhouette Nue: the nude figure
Location: Cedar City, Utah
Who should apply: All will be accepted for consideration, including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, ceramic, sculpture, textile, jewelry
Deadline: June 1
What you should know: La Silhouette Nue will exemplify the beauty of the human form by showcasing dimensional art and more conceptual mediums. Classical as well as more abstract interpretations in this genre are encouraged.
Exhibition Dates: November 22-December 20
Curators: Susan Harris
Open Call: The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center-The Power of Small Things
Location: Port Angeles, Washington
Who should apply: Art of all two and three dimensional mediums will be considered
Deadline: May 31
What you should know: You’re applying for a group exhibition focused on small works exploring the impact of small things – from unexpected ripple effects, to discovering profound beauty in small moments, to embracing small changes that lead to a better world.
Cost: $10 for 3 images
Jury: Jan Dove, Steve Belz, Sarah Jane
Open Call: EASTSIDE INTERNATIONAL
Location: Los Angeles, California
Who should apply: Artists of all mediums, preferably in the LA area
Deadline: May 31
What you should know: The theme of the show will be determined according to the works that are submitted. The gallery will not sell works during the show.
Exhibition Dates: July 13-August 24
Jury: Pilar Tompkins Rivas, Director, Vincent Price Art Museum
Open Call: The Studio Door: PROUD+
Location: San Diego, California
Who should apply: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) artists skilled in painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book, ceramics, stoneware, stain glass and sculpture.
Deadline: May 31
What you should know: The Studio Door is seeking artwork that expresses authentic, diverse viewpoints from the LGBTQIA+ experience. Show us what your Pride looks like.
Exhibition Dates: July 6-July 27
Jury: Rakeem Cunningham, TAG Gallery Los Angeles Gallery Director and Visual Artist
Open Call: Las Laguna Gallery: Unique Abstractions
Location: Laguna Beach, California
Who should apply: All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur artists practicing Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Photography (Traditional and Digital), and Watercolor
Deadline: June 7
What you should know: The gallery is looking to feature abstract works in a variety of mediums. Any art sold will have a commission fee 65% to the artist and 35% to the gallery.
Exhibition Dates: July 4-July 26
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