Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 29

Big Bling by Martin Puryear

2016 / Pressure-treated laminated timbers, plywood, chain-link fencing, fiberglass, and gold leaf / 40’x10’x38’
Original installation Madison Square Park Conservancy, NY, currently installed at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

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See also: African-American visual artists 2018
https://schristywolfe.com/?s=African-American+visual+artists

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 23

Art Is…(Troupe with Mlle Bourgeoise Noire) by Lorraine O’Grady

1983/2009 / Chromogenic print / 16”x20” / Various collections
including Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

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How Lorraine O’Grady Transformed Harlem Into a Living Artwork in the ’80s—and Why It Couldn’t Be Done Today
https://www.artspace.com/magazine/interviews_features/in_focus/lorraine-ogrady-on-the-making-of-her-1980s-parade-performance-harlem-52996

See also: February 23~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/23/february-23-african-american-visual-artists/

October 11, 1987~ AIDS Memorial Quilt displayed for the first time in DC

NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt on the National Mall,
photographed by Mark Thiessen in 1996

Fabric, decorative objects, and personal belongings / Panels measuring 3′ by 6′ assembled into larger
12′ by 12′ blocks / Quilt is housed at NAMES Project Foundation headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia

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Previous October 11 posts:

Autumn~ October 11

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/11~

August 24, 1926~ Feminist artist & activist Nancy Spero is born

The Goddess Nut II by Nancy Spero

1990 / Paint and printed collage on five panels of paper / 84”x110”
© Nancy Spero and Leon Golub Foundation for the Arts/VAGA at ARS, New York

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Previous August 24 posts:

Self Portraits~August 24

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/24~

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries

Aesthetica Art Prize

Categories include: Photographic & Digital Art; Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media; & Video, Installation & Performance.

Submissions are open until August 31, 2019.
More information here~ https://www.aestheticamagazine.com/art-prize/

Entry is 24 GBP (approx. 31 USD) for one entry. You may submit up to two works in the same category per entry, unless you are entering an Artists’ Film, in which case you may submit one work per entry fee.

Open to entrants of all ages and nationalities.
Details~ https://graphiccompetitions.com/multiple-disciplines/the-aesthetica-art-prize-competition-2019/

The Awards are open to all artist across the world and include a Main Prize of £5,000 (approx. 6,465 USD) and an Emerging Prize of £1,000 (approx. 1,290 USD), alongside publication and exhibition.
Apply here~ https://aestheticamagazine.submittable.com/submit/133496/aesthetica-art-prize

Luxembourg Art Prize 2019~

The Luxembourg Art Prize aims to reveal and promote talented artists who have yet to establish a profile on the contemporary international scene. The Prize is aimed at artists working in one or more of the following media: drawing, printing, installation, painting, performance, photography, digital art, sculpture, sound art, video, mixed media, decorative art (textiles and material, glass, wood, metal, ceramics, mosaic, paper or other techniques).
• No age limit on submissions
• Open to amateur and professional artists
• All nationalities are eligible
• Open to artists from all the countries of the world

Entry fee to be paid by candidates is €55  ~
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Call for submissions 2019~
https://www.luxembourgartprize.com/en/call-for-submissions-en/
Candidates must submit their applications electronically via the website
www.luxembourgartprize.com before April 30 at 23:59:59 (Luxembourg time)

Call For Entries: 23rd Annual NO DEAD ARTISTS

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans hosts an annual call for artists for an International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art. The exhibition itself is installed in the gallery for the entire month of September, with an opening reception in conjunction with the Arts District New Orleans’ First Saturday Gallery Openings on September 7, 2019.

NO DEAD ARTISTS is an International open call for artists, open to living artists of all ages, emerging and established, working throughout the world. All mediums are accepted including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, design, glass, metalwork, photography, video, performance, mixed media and installation art.

Each application must be accompanied by an ENTRY FEE of $35.00 made through Paypal once you have completed the submission process.

Each entrant is allotted up to five image/video submissions and three details for each. All images must be in .jpg format and videos in .mov format. All works must be for sale.

Any winning entry will be subject to a standard 50% gallery sales commission in the event that it is sold.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE June 17, 2019
FINALISTS ANNOUNCEMENT July 20, 2019
EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION September 7, 2019
EXHIBITION CLOSES September 28, 2019
For more information: http://www.jonathanferraragallery.com/call-for-artists

Hispanic Artists~September 30

Dedans 2  by  Juan Downey

1964 / Color intaglio / 15 1/4”x13 3/4” / Edition of 40

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Ballerina  by  Priscilla Monge

2000 / Mixed media / 15 3/4”x9”x10 1/5” / Tate Gallery, London