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Call for Art: KMB Artisan Auction 2016

Call for Artists

Ellen Bennett lost her daughter, Katie, in 2013, to anorexia.

Anorexia is an insidious, brain based disease, with life threatening consequences and a 20% mortality rate, the highest of all mental illnesses. A doctor who consulted on Katie’s case in Denver told me later her brain was “hijacked” by the disease; this term helped me begin to understand why this disease is so devastating. He also used the phrase, “it was like dealing with a terrorist, extreme, irrational and so incomprehensible”. Eating disorders are not a choice, they are life threatening diseases.

Ellen Bennett, Director of KMB for Answers
Livonia, NY

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Call for Artists: Cobblestone’s 7th Annual Summer Fun Festival and Art Sale

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Cobblestone Arts Center Summer Fun Festival Vendor Agreement 2016

Summer Fun Fest 2016 Flyer

Strings for Success

“Whenever I’m angry or when I just need some time alone, I always pick up my violin. My violin is like my best friend.” ~ Evelyse Cruz, 6th grade

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This art opportunity came to me from the massively creative Linda Connor Cass, whose exquisite jewelry you can see on Loudee’s Jewelry.

Calling all artist friends!! Please consider donating art for a silent auction for this wonderful program!

The women that are behind this are so wonderful and dedicated, you cannot help but be inspired. 100% of the money raised goes to support this program. Let’s help our children have bright futures in the arts and learn the benefits of having positive goals for the future!!!

Email me with any questions – be sure to put Strings for Success in the subject so I can respond right away. You can also call or text me at 585.507.3306. Or just drop off donations at the Center of Youth (905 Monroe Ave). Please label all donations: “Strings for Success Silent Auction”

You can read more about the Strings for Success Program here. Even better, watch this wonderful video!

Call for Submissions: Snoop!

Uppercase Flip Thru

Click through to Instagram for the flip-through of issue 29.

I learned about Janine Vangool by listening to Abby Glassenberg‘s While She Naps podcast (#69). In fact, I’m still thinking about it. Mostly I’m thinking that Janine is amazing. I want to be amazing.

I have not subscribed to Uppercase magazine (yet?). But I did immediately subscribe to both newsletters, Abby’s & Janine’s. Combining art with business . . . these are my people. Creative entreprenuership.

A recent email from Janine noted today is the deadline for specific submissions to issue #30. (Wish I’d seen and shared those with you in time!) So I decided to share the next Call for Submissions, deadline April 15. Even if it’s not your jam, I thought you’d get a kick out of it and maybe it will trigger something in you, in some way.

Plus everything is photographed beautifully.

I’m asking you to snoop…. snoop in a friend’s cupboard or drawer or tin (or show off your own drawers!) Reveal the little bits and bobs that are usually hidden away from view. Take a good overhead view of the entire drawer. Write up a little guide or key to what lies inside. (I’ll take care of designing it, please keep the photo and list separate.) Inspired by Giovannella Brusatin’s blog post “Opening Drawers“.

Submit here.


Eco-Art Challenge 2016: Cardboard!

Eco Art Challenge 2016

Spectrum Creative Arts is currently seeking art submissions for our 2016 Eco-Art Challenge. Individuals or groups of all ages are welcome to submit work to this show as long as it meets the following criteria:

Cardboard is the primary component of the piece
The work is completely original
The piece is able to be hung/displayed for viewing

All work must be submitted by Friday, April 22nd with an accompanying Participation Application.

Another 6×6 Opportunity

Yo! While you’re in a 6″ x 6″ artwork frame of mind, I have a second opportunity for you to participate in artful fundraisers. You probably know about Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s 9th annual 6x6x2016. Deadline is April 17.

I learned of this next opportunity through honorary Rochester Artisan Marusca Gatto. Marusca is a super creative fused glass artist known by many here locally before she relocated to Delray Beach, FL, where she is the Director of Operations at Old School Square Cornell Art Museum.

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Extraordinary 6×6 Art Sale – Call for Entries

The Cornell Art Museum is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Extraordinary 6×6 Art Sale featuring donated artwork from around the country. Participating artists are asked to submit/donate original works of art in compliance with the 6×6 regulations (see details below). The art pieces will be a feature exhibit at the Cornell Art Museum for Delray Beach’s First Friday Art Walk on July 1, 2016, and sold at the Extraordinary Art Sale on July 28. All proceeds benefit the Cornell Art Museum.

DOWNLOAD entry form.

June 17: All artwork must be received by 4:00 pm
July 1: ArtWalk, 6-9pm, featuring the 6 x 6 pieces.
July 1 –July 28: All donated artwork will be on display in the Museum
July 28: Extraordinary Art Sale, 6pm – 8pm.

• Artists 18+ and all mediums are welcome – paintings, drawings, photography, glass, wood, ceramic, textile, collage, metal, mixed media, etc. The only restriction is that the work must adhere to the theme size.
• All 2-D art must be sized at 6 x 6 inches, and must be framed and ready to hang.
• All 3-D art must be contained to a 6 x 6 x 6 inch format, be flat backed, and ready to hang.
• All work will be on display at The Cornell Museum from July 1 through July 28 at the event.
• Each artist and one guest will receive complimentary admission to the July 28th event.
• Each artist will receive 10% off a purchase in the museum store with artwork donation receipt.
• Artwork larger than 6 x 6 inches will not be accepted.

If you have further questions, please contact us:
Marusca Gatto: 561-243-7922, ext. 305,

Port Hole Sailboat Port Hole Wave



Tote Bag Contest Deadline is March 28


Record Store Day is quickly approaching and we’re looking for a design for a special, limited-run WRUR Different Radio tote bag. These cotton totes could be adorned with your creative genius. The winning design will be showcased on tote bags distributed at participating shops on Record Store Day, as well as other Different Radio events.

Get all the details here!

Call for Art: Art Awake 2016

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My name is Nadia Gribkova and I’m contacting you on behalf of ArtAwake, an innovative student-led arts festival sponsored by the University of Rochester. Now in its ninth year, ArtAwake brings together artistic and musical works of all kinds for a one-day celebration of creativity, held in an underused urban space in Rochester.

We wanted to inform you about this opportunity to show your work to the Rochester community. We ask all artists interested in having their work at the event to complete our submission form at We accept all kinds of creative work including art, music, theater, dance and installations of all styles and genres.

The deadline for submissions is February 8, 2016 and the festival is on April 16, 2016. Please visit our website at to submit work and to learn more about ArtAwake. Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to hopefully seeing your submission soon!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions!

Thank you,

Nadia Gribkova
Art Director: ArtAwake 2016

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Call for Art: 6x6x2016


Join the International Small Art Phenomenon 6x6x2016!
June 4 – July 17, 2016
Artwork Entries due: April 17 or postmarked by April 16
Global Online Preview Begins: May 20 at 10am
In Gallery Preview (no purchasing): May 30 – June 3, 12-9pm
Opening Party & Artwork Sale: June 4, 4-10pm (admission: $15)
7:30pm raffle for buyer positions #1-20
8:00pm purchasing open for all other buyers
Global Online Purchasing Begins: June 7 at 10am
Artwork Purchase Price: $20 each
Sold Out Artists’ Names Revealed Online: July 1
Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: July 17 – 20, 12-6pm

6x6x2016 is such an incredible event, with thousands of artworks from around the world. These works are made by anyone and everyone: celebrities, local and international artists, students, designers, youths, and you! As you may remember, the only guideline for 6×6 is that each work must be 6×6 inches square (15cm) or be mounted to a 6×6 inch board. We exhibit these works in our gallery and on our website anonymously, so sign on the back! Each work is sold for $20 each to benefit RoCo, and it is only after the work has been sold that the artists’ name is revealed to the buyer. All works remain on display through July 17, 2016. It is completely FREE to enter work, and each artist may enter up to four works of ANY medium (2D or 3D)!


Call to Artists for Mural in Canandaigua

City of Canandaigua

Centennial Endowment Committee – Call to Artists for Mural

Local artists are being chosen through a jury process to participate in a collaborative mural which evokes Canandaigua’s history. A Project Committee consisting of members of the City of Canandaigua Centennial Endowment Committee have secured local mural artist Amy Colburn to design and manage the execution of the mural. Ms. Colburn will also be overseeing the jury process, which will also include members of the Project Committee. The intention of this project is to decorate a large exterior downtown wall with a collage-style illustration of Canandaigua’s most recognizable historic people, places and events. By inviting different artists to participate, the committee hopes to convey a unique aesthetic value and also bringing attention to local artists. Click here for more information.

Deadline is Dec 30 – no time to dilly-dally!

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