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Call for artists

22/06/2017 - 19:32

CCCall to Artist “Dreams 3” For a group exhibit at Gallery 25N online. is proud to announce the international art call “Dreams 3" for a group exhibit at Gallery 25N




    Submission Deadline: July 10, 2017 (Midnight EST)
    Curator Selection: July 24, 2017
    Artists Notification: July 31, 2017
    Exhibit Opens: August 9, 2017

Twenty artists will be selected for an online group exhibit, "Dreams 3", at Gallery25N online; the exhibit and the artists will be extensively marketed worldwide to over 26,100 people including art buyers, gallery owners, curators, collectors, etc.


Theme: "Dreams 3” – The curators are looking for artwork based on dreams. Dreams are windows into what might be called a “substitute” reality that we all experience. Reflections upon our dreams can have a fleeting effect or a significance that may haunt us for a lifetime. The visual artist can offer safe refuge to the viewer, a connection to these dreams at our invitation as we appreciate the creative avenues we discover through their art.  The artist has this opportunity to present a dream as a hazy filtered reality from representational memories to an explosion of abstract and surrealistic imagery---all of which may be emotionally treasured as his or her own.   Your submissions must offer such imagery, as iconic message or deeply private statement.


Eligibility & Mediums: This competition is open to all artists/photographers 18 years of age or older. Submissions for consideration can be expressed in any of the following aspects: representational, expressionism, surrealism, or abstraction. Entries must be created in any still medium: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital art, prints, fiber art, collage, installations.


Extensive Marketing of the Exhibit and Artists:

Gallery 25N's mission is to provide artists with exposure and extensive marketing of their art and accomplishments to our international list of clientele. and will co-market the artists and their work in the exhibition worldwide in the following ways:

    Invitations: An electronic invitation for the online exhibit's opening will be sent to the combined international clientele lists of and These lists exceed 26,100 recipients.

    Press Release: Extensive press release announcements will be sent out for the opening of the Group Exhibit. The press releases will provide an international buzz about the exhibit and the artists’ work.

    Event Listings & Calendars: The group exhibits will also be promoted in numerous online event listings. These event lists not only provide a timely promotion of the exhibit they also provide ongoing social media marketing.

    Social Media Marketing: The exhibition, artists and their artworks will be marketed through, International Artists Directory and Gallery 25N's social media-marketing network via LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tweeter, GooglePlus, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube, etc.

    Art Market News - Newsletter: The artists and the exhibition will be featured in "Art Market News™" with over 26,100 subscribers in the art market place worldwide. Subscribers consist of art buyers, fine art galleries, corporate art buyers, exhibit curators, fine art agents, architects, property developers, interior designers and art lovers. provides links back to the artists' website.

    Online Presence: After the exhibit ends, the artists' exhibit will remain in the "Past Exhibits" section of Gallery 25N's website with a back-link to the artist's websites.

    Video: A video is created of the artists work and exhibit for publication on Gallery 25N's website and YouTube Channel, with over 33,000 views to date.

Prospectus            Rules


Submit Your Work


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21/06/2017 - 23:14






By VestAndPage

Thursday, 14 to Sunday, 17 September 2017

Atelier Performative Künste, Düsseldorf-Kaiserswerth, Germany



It is for those who trust in change. 

It is for the overstretched global bodies searching a home or on pilgrimage. 

For those to whom the surreal is familiar, those who dance on the limits hand in hand. 

For those who go to spaces of hidden beauty and scan into the flesh of dream matter— visionary poets, artists and performers pushed by an urgency.

For those who reconcile with the mystery to let things coexist,

for anything that remains alone is just a nothing per se. 

For those who seek to express, not to impress.

For those who take risks in the name of seeking new images. 

For those on a journey through visible places and invisible places, 

actual places and imaginary places. 

A nomadism aiming to empower one’s own art and openness, 

leaving subtle traces, structuring temporary autonomous zones.

Taking action, because each one of us has important stories to tell.

And again, “Remember all, forget all."


Four days of full immersion into Performance Art at Atelier Performative Künste, Düsseldorf - MayDay is the occasion to work practically together with the artists duo VestAndPage in their collaborative practice. With the use of the bodies (physical, mental and spiritual) as primary artistic tools, MayDay focuses on the body as a poetic and imaginary landscape. Changing contexts are used as a way to develop authentic modes of artistic action. It offers insight into VestAndPage's process-led and conceptual collaborative performance art practice in the name of the creation of illuminating universal meanings. VestAndPage work on a range of techniques and approaches, which reflect their practices and backgrounds along the interface of visual arts, performing arts and writing. More practical subjects will be the art of sustaining a life as an artist. Independence. Self reliance. Building temporary communities. Innovative approaches for new modes of existence.



Verena Stenke and Andrea Pagnes have been creating live performances, performance-based films, performance visuals, poetic writings and community cultural projects together since over a decade as VestAndPage, exploring performance art as phenomena through their collaborative creative practice, as well as through theoretical artistic research and curatorial projects. Their writings have been extensively published and translated for international readers. In a "Poetics of Relations" they examine notions of temporalities, memory strata, communication and fragility of the individual and the collective within social and environmental spheres, applying the themes of trust in change, endurance, union, pain sublimation and risk-taking with a poetic bodily approach to art practice and a focus on universal human experiences. Their collaborative practice has roots in contemporary visual and conceptual art, classical, oriental and social theatre, philosophy, anthropology, anthropoetics and political science, as well as in the study of rites, myths and religions, particularly Sufism, alchemy as well as the ancient Greek and Christian iconology, to analyse the significance of a subject’s matter within the culture that produces it. Between 2010 and 2012 they worked, studied and travelled widely in Antarctica, South America and Asia, where they produced performance cycles and the performance-based film trilogy "sin∞fin", and strengthened their international network. On December 2012, they conceived and initiated the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK, the biennial international live art exhibition project taking place in 2012, 2014 and 2016 at historical Venetian premises. Conceived in form of a trilogy, the project has extensively presented historic pioneer works on exhibit in conjunction with live programs of durational performances, showing over 120 international artists, as well as on-going formative activities. Between 2014 and 2017, alongside further annual live performance cycles, VestAndPage produced "Plantain", the performance-based feature film on a month-long performance walk from Northern Germany through Poland to the Russian region of Kaliningrad in May/June 2015. Since 2006, their writings have been extensively published in books and magazines of contemporary art, among which Performance Research, Flash Art, Studio Research, Art&Education, Research Catalogue, Nexus. Their own publications "The Fall of Faust - Considerations on Contemporary Art and Art Action" and exhibition catalogues investigate the intimate tissue of creativity and artistic practice, questioning performance art as urgency. 

German artist Verena Stenke, prior to her artistic, curatorial and publishing activities with VestAndPage, studied visual arts and holds qualifications as a Special FX make-up artists and mask maker, in Social and Oriental Theatre, contemporary dance and martial arts. Venetian-born artist and writer Andrea Pagnes holds degrees in Philosophy and Modern Literature; certificates of High Education in Museology and Art Critic; diplomas of High Education in Creative Writing and as actor and operator in Social Theatre. He has worked as an independent curator, painter, glass sculptor, and writer, as well as artist and coordinator at several projects of the Venice Biennale.


For a total of 32 hours (every day 10:00 to 18:00h, with a one hour lunch break)

Workshop language is English

Places are limited to a maximum of 15 participants

Workshop Fee: 280.- Euro

Application are being accepted on a rolling base until August 15, 2017. 

To apply for this workshop, please send a short letter outlining your background (with links to past works if possible) and urgency for participating in this workshop to verena [op] vest-and-page [punt] de (subject: VestAndPage%20%22MayDay%22%20Workshop%20D%C3%BCsseldort) (verena(at)vest-and-page(dot)de).

email: verena [at]
21/06/2017 - 10:59

School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe| Closer

The School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe in Berlin is calling all artists and creatives to join our upcoming program 'Closer'!


Virtual Reality is a medium compelling us to explore artistic creation, storytelling, and interactivity. The goal of this program is to approach VR as a creative platform to address social issues, imagine new forms of social engagement, and create social experiences that engage multiple users at a time. This course will introduce individuals to Unity 3D, 360 cameras, creating AR and VR experiences, and much more! All our classes are taught by professional artists in an open and welcoming enviornment. No previous experience needed! Visit to learn more about this and other opportunities we offer. 


email: ne543 [at]
20/06/2017 - 18:13


For those you enjoy architectonic models, in the middle of August we will have a workshop to think the space with Raimon Julibert.


During the workshop 'Projectual strategies about sculpture', Raimon Julibert will tackle those provisional and speculative aspects in the first artistic draft. He will present tools for visualizing an art project in its first stage. The workshop is set out from sculpture and architecture fields, understanding three-dimensionality, not as block-volume, but, as plane superposition on the space.

This is a theoretical and practical course where we will tackle the artistic process speculation and discussion; where participants will work from graphic sketches, materials, to the development of sculptural/architectonic models.


About the lecturer:

Raimon Julibert (1972, Barcelona) is graduated in Fine Arts (Universidad de Barcelona), specialized in sculpture, he never quits drawing. He has worked with wood for many years, developing a technical profile with carpentry knowledge. He has shown his works in some exhibitions, as: Et-Hall, Barcelona, 2011 ( and La Futura, Barcelona, 2013. Since 2007 is a member of Perlita music band.



Material provided by the student: paper, set of pencils, ruler, square set, scissors, pen knife, thick papers (around 150g, no matter colour), thin string and wire, glue, double face tape...


Material provided by the teacher: A cutting mat.


Headed for: Artists, art/interior design students & teachers. People fond of architectonic models.


Diploma: Yes, you will get a paper signed by the teacher and the direction telling you made this workshop.


Length: 3 days / 18 hours. From 10-2 and 4-6 pm.


Dates: August 13, 14 & 15.


Language: Spanish. (I can help with translation)


Price: 110 euro.


Where: c/ Mayor, 54. 31440. Lumbier. Navarra.


Accommodation: There are a few places to stay in Lumbier: a camping, a hotel, a rural house. Also, there are two 2 rooms to rent in the house.


Limited places


Questions/application: callemayor54 [op] yahoo [punt] com


All the summer courses at CALLE MAYOR 54:

email: callemayor54 [at]
20/06/2017 - 15:34

Opulent Mobility call for submissions

Opulent Mobility 2017 is open for submissions!


Submit art and inventions that re*imagine mobility, disability, and accessibility.
Images of 2D and 3D work, video files, and music files are welcome.
This is a juried online exhibit curated by Anthony Tusler and Laura Brody.

The deadline to submit is 31 July and the exhibit will go live on October, 2017.
Full details at

Thank you so much!
We’re excited to share your work with the world.


email: laurabrody [at]
20/06/2017 - 13:35

Call for artist - Europe Under the Castle

Calling for Artists


Europe Under the Castle is a festival organized by the non profit organization People in Need in collaboration with Spisske Podhradie municipality in order to promote the European citizenship and a cooperative dialogue between European citizens.

EUCa is on 12 August 2017 in Spisske Podhradie, Slovakia, under the beautiful view of Spissky Hrad.


Cooperation is the key word of EUCa. There will be cooperative games, handcraft market, a docu-forum with debats on social issues like female emancipation, negative effects of globalization, and so on. EUCa follows the well know Festival Jeden svet (One World).

We are looking for a new vision, a new rethoric, a new perspective trought which the human being can interpret the contemporary society. We particularly welcome submissions from young artists.


EUCa is seeking artists whose works are of any media including music, painting, illustration, sculpture, installation, print, photography and performance. All works must explore the theme of cooperation, solidarity, tradition, modernity, multiculturalism. Feel free to surprise us!


There is no fee to submit your work.


Submissions Deadline: 22/ 07/ 2017


To apply: Please provide a description of the work, your biography, link to websites, blogs, videos etc. Please stipulate which strand(s) you are interested in (1. Street works, 2. Staged works or 3. Informal spaces.

Please send your application to: europeunderthecastle [op] gmail [punt] com in PDF.



email: chiaramlfalcone [at]
20/06/2017 - 04:11

A5 #5 Call for Entries (August)

A5 Magazine wants to try and shine a light on some of the amazing artists working today. We are now taking entries for the August edition of the zine.


Brief: send us a large digital image of your work. Also send us any information you think is relevant. Any text needs to be kept brief.


Deadline: 05 August 2017


Entries can be emailed to us at august [op] afive [punt] co [punt] uk


Instagram: @a5zine

Twitter: @a5zine


email: august [at]
20/06/2017 - 00:07

Wotisart? #5 Call for Entries (August)

Wotisart? Call for Entries (August)


Wotisart is a portfolio magazine. our goal is to allow unknown artists an avenue to show their work and gain some recognition in the industry and also to answer the question... What is art? We are now taking entries for the August issue of Wotisart?

Brief: send us a large digital image of your work (the bigger the better). Also send us any information you think is relevant. 

Deadline: 28 July 2017

Entries can be emailed to us at august [op] wotisart [punt] co [punt] uk (subject: Submission.)

Instagram: @wotisart
Twitter: @wotisart

email: august [at]
19/06/2017 - 22:45

Call for entries – Average Art 13 (August)

Average Art is an industry focused art magazine. Our goal is to draw attention to self representing artists. We are now taking entries for the August edition of average art magazine.

Brief: send us a large digital image of your work. Also send us any information you think is relevant. Any text needs to be kept brief as we get hundreds of submissions.

DEADLINE: 22nd July 2017

Entries can be emailed to us at august [op] averageart [punt] co [punt] uk

Instagram: @averagearts
Twitter: @averagearts


email: august [at]
19/06/2017 - 22:15
United States

Call for Proposals: FUTURE FRAMERS: Envision 2040


F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2017

Application Deadline: August 1, 2017


F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts invites artists, thinkers, and organizations to submit proposals for funding up to $1,000. Project proposals will address the theme Future Framers: Envisioning 2040. What voices, stories, platforms, food, services, or experiences are currently missing or hidden? Imagine and implement creative actions, events, and experiences. Explore alternative economies, architectures, or modes of transportation that might be present in 2040 and beyond. Reveal and connect people to the more-than-human environment. Transform the ordinary into the extra-ordinary. Think long term!  Proposals from artists, thinkers, organizations, and collaborative teams are welcome. Put creative thinking into practice. Give us a glimpse of what the future will be or could be. Help envision a sustainable world in the future! 

F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2017 (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) is a bridge between artists and the community.  F.E.A.S.T. is a public meal designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund projects that use art and creative thinking to impact the community. F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2017 will take place on September 24th on the Rooftop at VisArts in Rockville, Maryland, 11:30 to 4:00 PM. Patrons will give a donation for which they receive a meal of locally produced and prepared food and a ballot. Diners listen to and review a series of project proposals and converse with the artists and thinkers behind each idea. Attendees cast a vote for their favorite proposal, and by the end of the event, the artist who garners the most votes is awarded a grant comprised of the event ticket money. 

You and your collaborators do not have to live in Rockville to submit a proposal. Great sustainable vision in another place may fit perfectly in another place. Please consider the particular cultural and environmental make up of the site you envision for your proposal.  Projects that blend the human and non- human environment with practical, poetic, utopian, or idealist ideas will help frame, visualize, and shape the future. 

Projects that may receive funding represent a diverse cross section of contemporary artistic, social, design and scientific practices. Performances, community events, visual, sonic, tactile, olfactory discoveries, documents, parades, paths, maps, participatory actions, poetic data analysis, interviews, stories, games… No project or medium is incongruous with F.E.A.S.T. We encourage artists, thinkers and organizations to move outside their everyday practice and produce work that encourages situations where interaction and participation are essential.  Frame the future!

F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts is based on F.E.A.S.T. in Brooklyn’s  ( model for sustaining artist projects directly through community participation and InCubate ( Another great resource:


Artists who submit proposals must be present at the September 24th F.E.A.S.T. to be eligible to appear on the ballot.


For more information and to apply:

email: smain [at]