Email us if your organization is seeking artwork or holding auditions.
Arden Place Apartments
Arden Place Apartments is looking for local art to display in their clubhouse. Art will be placed on a wall consisting of 6 slots (55 × 46 1/2 each) and there will be no charge to have the work displayed. For more information, please email Will Brooks or call (434) 295-3200.
ArtFields is a unique 10-day celebration of art in Lake City, South Carolina. This year, they are offering a total of $100,000 in prizes to emerging and established artists residing in any of 12 southeastern states (including Virginia). Submissions will be categorized into two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork. There is a $25 submission fee and only one entry is allowed per person. Call for submissions is open October 30 at 9:00am until December 13. Click here for information on rules and eligibility.
Artisans Center of Virginia
ACV Juried Artisan membership is open to all crafts artists living in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Jury applicants submit images of their work for a 2-part peer and professional review jury. If approved at the digital image level, applicants are invited to submit work for the object jury. Once accepted, members retain their Juried Artisan Membership for life by paying annual dues and participating in the activities of the Artisans Center of Virginia. Deadlines to submit work to be juried occur three times a year: March 1, June 1, September 1. For more information, click here.
Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO)
The purpose of CHO’s “Art in the Airport” program is to showcase the diversity of arts and culture of the Central Virginia region. Museums, cultural institutions, arts organizations as well as individual artists are afforded opportunities to exhibit their collections to the hundreds of thousands of passengers a year that pass through the airport. An open call for seasonal exhibitors is continuous. For more information or to submit a proposal, email Jason Burch with your name, work samples and related descriptions, and an artist’s statement.
Paladin Media Group has a new video-based website called Earless Rabbit focusing on Charlottesville artists, events, businesses, and unique history. Earless Rabbit is hyper-local television on the web… no rabbit ears required! They are looking for features to include as short video pieces on the website. For more information, click here.
Eunoia is a creative collegiate ministry for UVA students that pursues Jesus in worship, artistic excellence, and service to UVA’s art community. The Garden is its gallery and performance space that serves UVA students in the name of Jesus. Some of its featured events include Sunday gospel meetings and Open Mic night every Thursday night. If interested in displaying artwork or performing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (434)977-8743. It is located on Jefferson Park Avenue next to the Student Health Building.
FIREFISH Gallery is starting an artist portfolio library. To submit work, compile printed copies of your best work, place them in plastic sheets in a black 3-ring binder, legibly print the size, media, and title of the works on the back of each sheet, and label the front of the binder with your name, email, and phone number. To learn more, email email@example.com.
Habitat for Artists
Habitat for Artists is an artist run group that explores the nature of creativity, the role of the artist in our communities and how to create dialogue with a new audience. As part of a Public Artist Residency with the Bridge PAI, the two organizations are collaborating to develop a Habitat City. To make this possible, they are inviting local artists, designers, architects, and students to partner with local non-profits to develop their own habitat. Whether a hoop house for a school garden or a mobile space for the library, you are invited to partner creativity and community together to create our own city.
Email The Bridge PAI at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in participating in this unique and innovative program.
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
The Big Read is a community-wide initiative sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts to encourage the entire area to read the same book at the same time and then discuss its themes at events both in and out of the local libraries. For the eighth annual event, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (JMRL) will feature True Grit by Charles Portis. JMRL would love to work with community groups to come up with programs around the themes of revenge, adventure, journeys or the (Old/Wild) West. If you already have something appropriate planned for March, JMRL would love to cross-promote it and use it as an opportunity to hand out books. The Big Read had over 1,200 people in Charlottesville and Albemarle, Greene, Louisa and Nelson counties participate in programs in March 2013. More information on the 2013 Big Read can be seen at jmrl.org/bigread and facebook.com/jmrlbigread
PauseLab: Arts, Design, and Community Engagement
The Bridge PAI is looking for several creative, dynamic students to lead a new initiative as a Jefferson Public Citizens project. PauseLab engages youth and community members around key issues relevant to the Charlottesville community. The program would operate 2-3 times per year for approximately 16 weeks. Participants would work closely with an artist-in-residence and an educator/researcher to design a program that connects research skills, the exploration of a the local issue, and collaboratively created arts/design project to be displayed in the community. The program is in draft form, but several students interested in community involvement, civic engagement, education, and the arts and design are needed to make it a reality! For more information, contact email@example.com.
Tom Tom Founders Festival
Tom Tom is a four day festival (April 10-13) of innovation talks, block parties, concerts, pitch competitions, and art exhibitions on the Downtown Mall. Last year, over 13,500 people went to Tom Tom events. Artists, educators, administrators and community members all benefitted from Tom Tom’s audience and marketing outreach. If you have an piece of art you want to exhibit, a workshop you want to organize or an idea you want to share, contact Festival director Paul Beyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (434) 981-7045.
Verbs and Vibes Open Mike
Skies the Limit Entertainment brings you Verbs and Vibes open mike every first and third Thursday at The Bridge from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Cost is only $5. Verbs and Vibes is a platform for all artists to be heard, and is an opportunity to build community, inspire people, and allow for creativity to soar. For more information visit the Facebook page, or email Anthony Amos at email@example.com.
Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community
Applications are now available for the VMRC Juried Multimedia Art Exhibition, to be held May 25-June 30, 2014. The entry deadline is March 15, 2014. Prospectus and entry forms available at www.vmrc.org/artexhibition.