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The Morton Arboretum Outdoor Sculpture Exhibits
Anamari Golf,
The Morton Arboretum, 25 miles west of Chicago, is seeking large-scale outdoor sculpture exhibits beginning in 2009. We encourage inquiries from artists whose work relates to our core themes--trees, shrubs, natural habitats, and the creatures that inhabit them in the upper Midwest.
Location:  Lisle, IL

Outdoor Sculpture or Environmental Art Installations in Maine
Posted by:  Margaret Hoffman,
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens seeks artists to feature for its 2009 season and beyond. If you would like to use our 248 acre waterfront campus as a canvas for your outdoor sculpture or environmental installation(s) please send digital images of your work, artist statement, and a CV to Works must be for sale and a commission is expected to benefit the Gardens. Only work with natural themes will be considered.
Location:  Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, PO Box 234 , Boothbay, ME 04537, US
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Call For Environmentally Aware Artists and Crafters
Posted by:  Tina Santillo, is a new online gallery for the Eco-Artist and Crafter. We are all about the environment and doing our share by creating amazing works of art from recycled, up-cycled and/or environmentally friendly materials.

Earth's Journey's fees are as follows: Our artists get 70%, Earth's Journey gets 20%, and 10% is donated to an environmental charity each year. There are no other fees associated with us. We want to make this as simple as possible for everyone involved and feel that our artists deserve the bulk of the profits. Just register with a paypal account, put up your own exhibit, add your own bio, price your artwork, and upload your pictures. Our only requirement for this is that you emphasize your environmental responsibility as an artist.

If you are an artist and do not use environmentally friendly materials, but have always wanted to, please contact us and we can point you in the direction of many resources, such as recycled canvas, or recycled wood for your framing. Even if only a small part of your work is done with eco-friendly materials, we absolutely consider you an eco-artist.
Location:  We are Worldwide, with artists from Australia to India, and in our home, the United States
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Elsewhere Artist Collaborative 2009 Call for Residencies
Posted by:  Elsewhere Artist Collaborative,
Elsewhere, an arts production site and experimental museum in downtown Greensboro, NC, is seeking artists, curators, writers, musicians, and cultural producers for residencies during the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2009 seasons. Set within a former thrift store housing a 58-year collection of American surplus, thrift, and antiques, Elsewhere invites experimental creators to utilize the immense collection of objects to pursue site-specific material, conceptual, and/or technologically-based projects. Elsewhere's building - two storefronts on the ground floor, a 14-room boarding house on the second, and a warehouse on the third - provides dynamic architectures for the creation and installation of works.

Artists live and work within transforming installations; these interactive environments become platforms for re-conceptualizing the theory and practice of art-making as an ongoing process of exchange in community. Within a store where nothing is for sale, Elsewhere offers an unparalleled framework for creative practices, processes and productions outside the traditional gallery, museum, and residency systems. The complete call for artists and application deadlines are available at our website. Creators of all kinds and collaborative groups should email us for an application and brochure. We review applications at the end of each month.
Location:  606 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27406, US
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aLIVe: a Low Impact Vehicle Exhibition
Posted by:  Cheryl dos Remedios,
Deadline:  August 7, 2009
A Low-Impact Vehicle exhibition (aLIVe) seeks artists, architects, designers, and inventors to create their vision of vehicles designed around the human body, streets designed for people, and communities built around the need for trees and unpaved spaces, clean air and clean water. The purpose of aLIVe is to present new ideas in various forms-prototypes, designs, works in progress, and metaphorical art-to stimulate a conversation that will help us change our culture, one mind at a time. Please join us for aLIVe on August 22, 2009 in Seattle, Washington. See website for complete information.
Location:  Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S, Seattle, WA 98118, US
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Environmental Photographer of the Year
Deadline:  July 31, 2009
CIWEM's Environmental Photographer of the Year is one of the fastest growing photographic competitions in the world. It is open to all professional and amateur international photographers. Categories are OSF's Changing Climates; Black & Veatch's World of Difference; Quality of Life; The Natural World; and the Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (Under 21).

EPOTY is part of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management's Arts and Environment initiative, putting creativity into the heart of environmental thinking. Images will be judged on impact, creativity, composition, originality and technical abilities. The competition is open until 5pm on 31st July 2009.
Location:  US
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14th Annual Levka Ori Creative Encounters in Crete
Deadline:  July 15, 2009
You are kindly invited to 14TH LEVKA ORI CREATIVE ENCOUNTERS IN THE CRETAN MOUNTAINS, an interdisciplinary project blending art and technology, Paleochora August 22 - 27, 2009. THEME 2009: AEOLUS: A MATERIAL, A CONCEPT, A SOURCE OF ENERGY.

One of the strongest defining features of the sites on which we meet and work on crete is the wind ("anemos" in greek, "aeolus" in latin). It is gusty, strong, and ever present. We will work with the wind, as a material, as a theme, as a concept, as a source of energy. Three dimensional artists may want to build wind-powered kinetic sculptures; painters may want to "attempt to paint the color of the wind," as maxwell bodenheim described poetry; musicians may want to use it as a musical instrument; performance artists may want to dance with it; architects and engineers may want to design new wind turbines; photographers, video and sound artists may want to record its effects; writers may want it to blow their words over the ink-blue sea; and you may want to interpret the theme in ways we have not imagined. whatever your discipline, whatever your creative impulse, whether physically realized or completely conceptual, the wind will be our driving force.

Interested? Registration online Limit of participants: 15. End of registrations: july 15, 2009.
Location:  Paleochora, Crete, Greece
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Riveropolis Summer Camps '09: River Camp - World's Fair!
River Camp: World's Fair! Session 1: June 22-July 2 (taught by Gregory Gavin). Session 2: July 6-July 17 (taught by Andy Schine). In River Camp, kids explore art, architecture and ecology as they construct a fantastic river world with real rain, waterfalls, lakes and islands. Along the banks of the river campers learn arts and craft techniques as they construct houses, towers, castles, forests and living gardens and more.

Individual projects are linked together by fences, walls, gates, roads, bridges and boats introducing concepts of civics and urban design. This summer each child will design a themed "world" or "land" in their plots reminiscent of an amusement park ride or world's fair exhibition. The resulting 35-foot river landscape will become the centerpiece for a Grand Tour for parents and friends on the last day! For Kids entering 4th - 6th grade (entering 3rd graders with advanced art skills)
Location:  The San Francisco School, 300 Gaven Street near the Alameny Farmers Market , San Francisco, CA 94134, US
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Seeking artists to strengthen sustainable development in Central America in 2010
Posted by:  Suzanne, +1 978-927-2404 x4,
Deadline:  July 3, 2009
Attention actors, painters, musicians, sculptors, dancers and all types of creative artists! Join ArtCorps and volunteer your creative talents to strengthen sustainable development in Central America in 2010. Through community arts projects, artists educate and inspire people to participate actively in improving the environmental, health, and social conditions in their communities. Every ArtCorps artist works directly with a local non-governmental organization that is an expert in its field. Artists strengthen dialogue between community members and the organization, improve community education and empower local leadership.

Artists will:
* Work as a volunteer and live in his or her host community from January 2010 through December 2010. Artists have the option to extend their stay for a second year if agreed upon by the host organization.
* Receive airfare, room and board, medical insurance and a small personal stipend.
* Receive training and technical assistance from ArtCorps staff in the region in order to integrate ArtCorps methodology into the host organization.
* Uphold the mission and values of ArtCorps as the sole ArtCorps artist in the host community.
* Communicate fluently in Spanish.
Apply now for opportunities in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras! For info and initial application, visit our website. Full applications are accepted in three rounds, and the deadlines are May 1, June 5 and July 3, 2009.
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Z-Node Group: Call for 5 New Researchers Focused on Eco-Art
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Deadline:  May 15, 2009
This is a call for the recruitment of 5 x New PHD Researchers for the Z-Node Group of the Planetary Collegiums. Artists, educators and communicators, who are particularly interested in media and art as an interface to Environmental Science and Biology under the first Supervision of Dr. Angelika Hilbeck (Swiss Federal University) and the second supervision of Prof. Dr. Jill Scott. (Zurich University of the Arts). This program leads to an official PhD award from the University of Plymouth.

Z-node is a corporation between the Zurich University of the Arts, the University of Plymouth (UK) and the Swiss Federal University (ETHZ). The program is designed to allow art researchers to stay in their own country of practice, and meet three times per year in our home organization: the Cultural Studies Institute at the Zurich University of the Arts. Zurich. The final thesis can be a combination of theory and practice but the dissertation must be presented in English.

The research focus of the next 5 art research applications to Z-node will be under the first supervision of Dr. Hilbeck. Applicants must be interested to think about how progress and innovation could be redefined, pseudo-progress and pseudo-innovation revealed through creative practice. Artists are encouraged to apply who might be interested in societal systems and their interrelationships with the environment, fundamental re-thinking and re-shaping of collective continued existence and peaceful solutions. Email for more information.
Location:  Prof. Dr. Jill Scott and Dr. Angelika Hilbeck, ZHDK: Zurich University of the Arts, Austellungsstrasse 60, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland

DIY 6: 2009 Professional development projects BY artists FOR artists
Deadline:  May 11, 2009
DIY 6 is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual training and professional development projects for other artists. DIY 6 builds on the strengths of previous DIY schemes which have been rewarding experiences for project leaders, participants and organisers alike. DIY 6 is a Live Art Development Agency initiative developed in collaboration with Artsadmin (national), New Work Network (national) The Basement (South East), Colchester Arts Centre (East England), Nuffield Theatre & LANWest (North West), and PLATFORM (South West and national).

We want to hear from you if have an idea for an exciting, innovative and idiosyncratic Live Art professional development project that offers something new and is geared to the eclectic and often unusual needs of artists whose practices are grounded in challenging and unconventional approaches, forms and concepts. If you think you can initiate and run a DIY 6 professional development project then read the full application guidelines on
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2009 Vanishing Landscapes Juried Photography Exhibition
Posted by:  Angela Chvarak at 843-723-8035,
Deadline:  May 1, 2009
The 2009 Vanishing Landscapes Juried Photography Exhibition is open to all South Carolina photographers. The Coastal Conservation League is a grassroots non-profit conservation organization. Its mission is to protect the natural environment of the South Carolina coastal plain and to enhance the quality of life of our communities by working with individuals, businesses and government to ensure balanced solutions.

The Coastal Conservation League is presenting the 2009 Vanishing Landscapes Juried Photography Exhibition in celebration of our 20th anniversary. The goal for the show is to increase awareness of changes in the communities in which we work, convey a sense of culture, and address the issues we face as citizens concerned about the state of our planet and its environment.

Submitted photographs must be environmentally themed, but not limited to landscapes or fauna. The jurors, Charlestonian photographers Tom Blagden and John Moore will be looking for contemporary themes related to the state of our planet and its environment. Thematic examples include: climate change, air-water quality, forestry, sustainable living, natural resources, etc. Photographs must read as environmentally themed pieces and be reflective of your geographic location. Vanishing Landscapes 2009 will premier in Charleston and travel to each of our office areas in Georgetown, Beaufort and Columbia.
Location:  Angela Chvarak, Coastal Conservation League, PO Box 1765 , Charleston, SC 29402, US
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Call for Proposals: The Arts in the Context of Today's Darwinian Theory of Evolution
Deadline:  April 30, 2009
Colloquium organized by MIM and in partnership with LEONARDO/Olats, Alphabetville and ZINC-ECM, Marseille, France, Oct 22-24 2009. Since its publication, Darwin's "The Origin of Species" has been widely debated in its cultural context. In this colloquium we wish to re examine cultural activity and the arts in the context of the Theory of Evolution as it is understood today.

We solicit proposed papers from scientists, artists and composers, scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Authors interested in presenting a paper should send an abstract of no more than 400 words together with a link to their CV by March 31, 2009 to e-mail address: Proposals for video presentation will be considered. Presentation may be in French or English. Presentation in English should be accompanied by a full written translation in French. Please see website for more information.
Location:  MIM, Cite de la musique - 4, rue Bernard du Bois, BP 62042 F-13201 MARSEILLE cedex 1 (France)
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Students For Environmental Sustainability
Posted by:  Sarah DeCesaris,
Students for Environmental Sustainability is a new club on the Wilkes University campus. We are interested in holding a sustainability art show in the spring semester to engage students in a unique sustainable approach. We would like for artists to display some works on the Wilkes Campus' Sordoni Art Gallery and Courtyard. The sustainability efforts are new to Wilkes University, and it is our goal to get students excited about sustainability.
Location:  Wilkes University 84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766, US
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CREDO2009: The Herb Garden of the Ideal City
CREDO (Cooperation in Research and Education for Design Options) workshops will take place between 2007 and 2009 in the Abbey of Fontevraud. The theme chosen for the 2009 CREDO session is: "The Herb Garden of the Ideal City." This theme is related to a cultural event to be held in the fall of 2009 at the abbey and called "The Ideal City." The outcomes of the workshop will be exhibited on this occasion.

The garden is a keystone in the organization of an abbey, be it seen as an Ideal City or a just as a place to live. In a monastery the garden acts as a self-sufficient space dedicated to experimentation and preservation, a place where vegetal species with healing and soothing properties are kept. Its mention echoes several modern-day issues at the crossroads between eating habits, health/well-being and vegetal life. During this year's session we will strive to think up new prospective scenarios to answer a number of related questions.

The CREDO workshop series are meant to be a platform for the confrontation and sharing of design practices and methods. Industrial design and interaction design are the main domains concerned. The workshops are intended to be active and project-oriented, a space where design education institutions all over Europe can share current contemplations in the field. The idea is to communicate to the general public, via a "scenario" what the design process is all about. It will explain and illustrate how designers render a prospective view on the future. The notion of eco design, sustainable development and the global responsibility of the designers are especially emphasized.
Location:  Abbey of Fontevraud, near Saumur (France) in the Loire Valley
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Earth Day celebration at University of Washington, Seattle
Posted by:  Krysta Yousoufian,
Deadline:  April 22, 2009
For the main Earth Day celebration at the University of Washington, the UW Green Coalition is organizing a gallery of environmental art. Weather permitting, the art will be displayed on the HUB lawn on April 22nd as part of an Earth Day fair. We are seeking works from artists who live near Seattle or can transport their art here.
Location:  Seattle, WA, US

Shelby Farms Park's Environmental Art Market
Posted by:  Margaret Cross, (901) 767.7275,
You are invited to apply for one of the exhibitor slots in our first ever Environmental Art Market during Shelby Farms Park Conservancy's annual Down to Earth Celebration on Sunday, April 19, 2009. Down to Earth is now in its third year and is quickly becoming the region's most anticipated Earth Day celebration. Booth space at the festival is limited. The festival committee will review submissions and mix of categories.

Artists are required to showcase art that demonstrates a relationship with nature, informs about nature and its processes, educates about environmental problems, and/or utilizes reclaimed, recycled, or natural materials, and above all honors nature in artistic, aesthetic ways. Please download the EcoArt Market application at our website.
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INVITATION: applications for Ithaca, NY outdoor public art exhibition
Posted by:  Patricia Haines, 607-339-9472,
Deadline:  April 15, 2009
The Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) is pleased to invite artist applications for its 10th annual outdoor public art exhibition, Art in the Heart of the City. The deadline is April 15th for 2-5 works to be installed in mid-June, for exhibition June - November, 2009 on and around the famous outdoor Ithaca Commons pedestrian mall.

See website for guidelines, information about stipends, and application process. Both experienced and emerging artists are encouraged to apply. "This year's theme - "Celebrating Art in a Just and Sustainable Community" - is meant to be a broad, open ended invitation for all artists and sculptors. Ithaca is at the national forefront of sustainable community practices and thought. This exhibition will help celebrate and illustrate the diverse ways people can define and contribute to a sustainable community. All styles, mediums, and materials are invited and welcome, subject to the criteria for public art described on the website. Please note that this is an inclusive theme and is not meant to be restrictive for artists or to limit applicants to recyclable or green materials.

Pre-application conversation encouraged: We encourage prospective applicants to contact Patricia Haines, Art in the Heart Coordinator to discuss ideas, the guidelines, site options, the Ithaca art scene, and any other concerns.
Location:  Art in the Heart of the City, Downtown Ithaca Alliance, 171 The Commons, #136, Ithaca, NY 14850, US
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CALL FOR PAPERS - IVSA 2009 Conference, Cumbria, UK
Deadline:  April 15, 2009
The 2009 International Visual Sociology Association conference will be held in the north-west UK region of Cumbria, probably better known as the English Lake District. It's being jointly hosted by the University of Cumbria and one of its Research Institutes, the Centre for Landscape and Environmental Arts Research (CLEAR). The conference will address two interrelated main themes; of subject - Landscape and the Environment, and of approach - the varied methodologies of visual enquiry.

The English Lakes area is one of outstanding natural beauty; it has both the highest mountains and the deepest lakes in England, touches one end of Hadrian's Wall on the Scottish / English border, and has been a conserved and protected National Park since 1974. Increasing concerns over global warming and population increase have refocused our attention toward which interests have or should be allowed to affect the wider environment, and a discourse which in the past has been largely the concern of geographers is now firmly in the sociological arena of debate around public policy. The notion of landscape is a similarly contested one, arising in ideas of class based aesthetic appreciation and land ownership in the past, but now very much part of the dialogue of conservation and the hegemony of the 'natural'. We invite anyone engaged or involved in debates around these topics to take up the chance to contribute to this event.
Location:  GB
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Trash into Treasure: SMART Art Competition
Deadline:  April 10, 2009
Enter the Adventure Ecology and Sculpt the Future Foundation's SMART ART "TRASH INTO TREASURE" competition. Show the world how discarded items can be redesigned, reused and re thought by turning every day waste into works of art and everyday functional items. Artists may submit up to 3 separate pieces of artwork. Complete details available on website.
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C.R.A.S.H: A post capitalist A to Z
Deadline:  April 3, 2009
Take part in a free course combining art, activism and permaculture or get paid to actively imagine a postcapitalist world! The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination is a network of socially engaged artists and activists whose work falls in between resistance and creativity, culture and politics, art and life. We are inviting creative resisters, unemployed workers and art activists to take part in our latest project - C.R.A.S.H: A post capitalist A to Z - in London's financial district in June 2009.

As we accelerate towards the collapse of our ecological life support systems and suffer the consequences of reckless economic fantasies, the question of what our future could look like has never been more vital. This June the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination will be experimenting with radical sustainable alternatives to the ecological and economic crisis in the symbolic heart of the capitalist system. We are inviting you to either participate in the course and/or apply for one of the £500 intervention commissions.

C.R.A.S.H contains two parts: 1) C.R.A.S.H Course is free two week long (1-14 June) intensive training combining permaculture design, art activist tactics and skills for building radically ecological and deeply democratic communities. 2) C.R.A.S.H Culture is a week (17-21st June) of commissioned actions, street art, skill-share performance lectures and interventions across the City and a nightly promenade performance in an abandoned office block. C.R.A.S.H is part of "2 degrees" Artadmin's festival of art and climate change. You can apply for both the course and the commissions Deadline for applications is Friday April 3rd. To Download more information and an application go to the website.
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Bell Green landscape art project at Luther College
Posted by:  David Kamm,
Deadline:  April 1, 2009
Luther College invites professionals with experience in site-specific design to submit conceptual design proposals that transform a portion of its grounds in celebration of the school's Sesquicentennial and the Centenary of Jens Jensen's original landscape plan for the College, both of which occur in 2011.

The theme for the Sesquicentennial is "Transformed by the Journey" and the College seeks to create a visual and symbolic focal point for the campus and staging area for outdoor gatherings that reflects the history and character of Luther College and the vision of Jens Jensen. Luther is a leader in environmental sustainability and proposals should reflect that commitment as well.

Proposals may include but are not limited to landscape architecture, public and/or environmental art, and outdoor sculptures. The area to be transformed is commonly referred to as the "Bell Green" because of a large bell situated on the grounds. The project site is approximately 50' x 350'. Proposals are due 4/1/09. Project completion date is 6/1/11.
Location:  David Kamm Art Department Luther College , Decorah, IA 52101, US
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Call for film and video submissions for SEEDS 2009
Deadline:  April 1, 2009
We are looking for films and videos of all lengths focused on ecology, social ecology, movement and/or science. For example dance and moving image films, environmental documentaries and related short experimental works. Please send dvds, promotional images and director's biography. SEEDS: Somatic Experiments in Earth, Dance and Science, June 14-28th, Earthdance, Massachusetts, USA.
Location:  Submissions to: Olive Bieringa, 3528 10th Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55407, US
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Ecology and Forests for Public Health - Call for Abstracts
Deadline:  April 1, 2009
18.-20. September 2009 at Soria Moria Hotel in Oslo, Norway. The Aim of the Conference is to focus on environmental, climatic and cultural changes that threaten the Public's Health today. This event will analyze the importance of forests for people on our planet. A wide range of aspects therefore will be addressed through key-note speakers, submitted abstracts, workshops and side events. Subthemes like vocational rehabilitation in nature, recreation, physical activity, well-being and outdoor life (friluftsliv), farming for health etc. are also planned as part of the programme.

Expected Outcomes: The conference is a joint endeavour of researches, policy makers and practitioners. Proposals for policies, practical solutions and further research will be developed. Call for abstracts: Submitting of abstracts before April 1st 2009 Scientific Abstracts to: Practical and Policy Abstracts to: For more information see website.
Location:  Conference Address: Prof. Gunnar Tellnes, IASAM, Univ. of Oslo, PO Box 1130 Blindern, NO-0318 Oslo
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The Arts in the context of today's Darwinian Theory of Evolution: An International Colloquium
Deadline:  March 31, 2009
Since its publication, Darwin's Origin of the Species, has been widely debated in its cultural context. In this colloquium we wish to re examine cultural activity and the arts in the context of the Theory of Evolution as it is understood today. We solicit proposed papers from scientists, artists and composers, scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

Authors interested in presenting a paper should send an abstract of no more than 400 words together with a link to their CV by March 31, 2009 to e-mail address :, or by postal address. Proposals for video presentation will be considered. Presentation may be in French or English. Presentation in English should be accompanied by a full written translation in French. The symposium will take place in Marseille Oct 22-24 2009. Further details on the symposium can be found at our website.
Location:  MIM, Cite de la musique - 4, rue Bernard du Bois, BP 62042, 13201 MARSEILLE cedex 1, FR
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Green Public Art Opportunity in Pennsylvania
Deadline:  March 31, 2009
Penn State Berks is seeking proposals for commissioned art a new academic building which is expected to break ground in Summer, '09. The proposed building will house the business, engineering and information sciences and technology departments ; the chancellor's office and 50 faculty offices. The facility will be eligible for the U.S. Green Building Council's certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, signifying an environmentally responsible structure.

We will be seeking art that will aesthetically address these attributes if possible. Special consideration is given to art work that would hand, i.e. mobile, or work that would enhance large foyer. Artists interested contact via e-mail for information:, subject line *ART for BEIST*.

Step 1: Deadline: March 31, 2009. 1. One - Three page vitae (no more). 2. Images: No less than 5 images of your previous public or commissioned art and budgets for those projects. 3. Three professional references related to those projects. 4. Short paragraph on interest in this project. Upon receipt, artist/artists information will be reviewed. (The Long List). From this list, we will determine Short List of 3 artists to create a presentation of their work.
Location:  Mailed Materials to: M. Fox, Arts Coordinator, Penn State Berks, PO Box 7009 Tulpehocken Rd., Reading, PA 19610, US

Eye of the Storm: An interdisciplinary conference on scientific controversy
Posted by:  +44 (0)20 7375 3690,
Deadline:  March 31, 2009
The Arts Catalyst and Tate Britain announce an international call for artists, scientists, social scientists, theorists, policy-makers and other disciplines, to present in Eye of the Storm, a conference exploring scientific controversy from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Eye of the Storm aims to explore a range of controversies, from esoteric arguments between physicists over the structure of the universe, to disputes about the causes of species decline and climate change, and highly charged public controversies around the use of stem cells and the distribution of genetically modified organisms. When heated debates around the challenge of climate change have shown how abstruse uncertainties within a scientific community can be amplified and distorted to challenge the whole notion of human-caused greenhouse warming, Eye of the Storm sets out to examine the relationship between scientific uncertainty and public controversies around science.

We invite abstracts for papers and proposals for artists' presentations and talks for Eye of the Storm that consider questions such as the following: When the whole culture and ethic of science is based on disagreement and alternative explanations, how does this essential scientific uncertainty work in the quest for knowledge? How do scientific disputes affect political decision-making and society's relationship with science?, etc (see website for more). Please send 200-word abstracts for papers and presentations (20 minutes maximum) to Artists may attach images (2MB maximum).
Location:  The Arts Catalyst, Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6LS UK
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Second Annual Sustainability Fair Call for Art from Recycled Materials
Posted by:  Diane Stradling, (603) 431-2525,
Deadline:  March 20, 2009
The arts committee is currently searching for professional area artists who use recycled materials to create their art work. The work will be shown/hung throughout the Portsmouth Public Library during the month of May. While work will not be for sale, contact information will be provided. Artists should have their work insured and available by the end of April.

The fair, organized by a committee of volunteers, will again be sponsored by Portsmouth Listens, the Piscataqua Sustainability Initiative and the City of Portsmouth , with support from Seacoast Newspapers. For further information and to express interest, please contact Diane Stradling by March 20th.
Location:  Portsmouth, NH, US

Environmentally Friendly Lobby Art
Posted by:  Paul Mathis,
I run a 1200-seat school and community theatre and have been charged by the local school board with acquiring an object art for the lobby. There are, however, some environmental concerns that I believe need to be addressed before we embark on the project. The lobby streams bright sunlight through it's glass facade into the lobby space most of the year. This sunlight would be a definite minus to just about anything that was to live on the wall or in the space. Our idea has been to create a kinetic piece, environmentally friendly, that would live and grow with the sun.

It could be photoelectric or employ living flora (or both), but would have to require minimal maintenance. There is also the issue of ownership of art in a public place. It would be a good thing to get more credible data as we pursue whatever will ultimately materialize in the space. If anyone has a lead on artists who might be interested in a project such as this, I would be very interested in hearing from them.
Location:  Cape May, NJ, US

Artist-in-Residencies, Budapest 2009
Posted by:  Beata Szechy,
Deadline:  March 6, 2009
The Hungarian Multicultural Center (HMC) is currently accepting applications for the Budapest-International Artist/Writer Residencies. Its principal focus is an international residency program to which artists from around the world are invited. The goal is to provide a supportive community with uninterrupted time to work.

The residencies offer participants a unique opportunity to interact with other artists representing a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Accepted applicants are expected to speak and understand English. Approximately 6 artists are invited for each session. The residence offers 2 bed per room/bath as living quarters. Studio, room, breakfast, lunch, exhibitions, seminar are included in the cost $950 (EURO600).
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Beam Camp Seeks Proposals for Ambitious Collaborative Projects
Posted by:  Brian Cohen,
Deadline:  March 1, 2009
You supply the plan and vision. We'll supply 100+ energetic campers and staff and 700+ acres of forest, mountain and lakes as studio, canvas and workshop. Submit your proposal to be Beam's 2009 Project Master.

THE PROJECT: Each summer Beam commissions a Project Master to design a unique large-scale collaborative endeavor that campers produce and enjoy. The Project can range from the conceptual to the structural. We are looking for big ideas that will challenge and excite our campers and staff. Our Project Management Team will work with the Master to "translate" the Master's project blueprint into the camp context.

THE CAMP: Beam Camp is a 4-week summer program (July 18-August 16) for boys and girls aged 7-17 in Strafford, New Hampshire. Beam Campers cultivate hands-on skills while exploring innovative thinking, design and the creative process. They transform ideas into artifacts and personal achievement into community success. Teams of campers work on different aspects of the Project each morning. In the afternoons, they participate in Domains, mini-courses in arts, athletics, science and nature studies.

Project Criteria: Make it big. Don't limit yourself to "camp-y" themes. Construction can be a central component, but doesn't have to be. Go to the website to fill out the Project Proposal form or send us an email. Budget: We generally spend $10,000 on Project-specific materials including any necessary new tools/machines. Project Masters receive a $2,500 stipend plus reimbursement of travel costs.
Location:  Strafford, NH, US
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I-Park Environmental Art Residency Program
Posted by:  Agnes T. Miyuki, 860-873-2468,
Deadline:  February 23, 2009
Environmental artists, landscape/garden designers, other visual and performance-based artists are invited to submit proposals for site-specific works on the grounds of the 450-acre I-Park artists' community in rural East Haddam, Connecticut (U.S.).

Twelve artists/designers will be selected by a three-person independent panel for two, two-week residency sessions (August 17 - 31 and September 2 - 16, 2009), with a grant of $1,200 per invited artist plus up to an additional $1,000 for reimbursement of travel costs and/or materials. Lodging and meals will be provided for the term of the residency. A public event on September 19, 2009 will showcase the work. Refer to the I-Park website for additional details and application materials.
Location:  East Haddam, CT, US
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BioLogic Art (in collaboration with SIGGRAPH 2009)
Deadline:  February 18, 2009
If your creative practice involves digital technologies, then SIGGRAPH 2009 offers you a premier opportunity to connect your work with an interested audience of over 20,000 creative professionals who are passionate about digital media, as well as forums for presenting and discussing your work or research.

For the 2009 SIGGRAPH Conference, the Juried Art Gallery is titled BioLogic: A Natural History of Digital Life. The curators are looking for projects related to the increasingly overlapped areas of art, biology, and technology. The exhibition brings together an ensemble of related works by a select group of artists chosen from hundreds of submissions from artists around the world.

The goals are to: Assemble the best available work that is related to the BioLogic theme, Design a gallery space that is suitable for the work exhibited and that facilitates engaged viewing and participation, Support the exhibiting artists, and Foster dissemination of, interaction with, and dialogue about their projects. Works selected for the SIGGRAPH Juried Art Gallery will also be published in a special issue of Leonardo. The Juried Art Gallery will be located on the main conference floor during the 2009 SIGGRAPH conference. If you are interested in submitting work to BioLogic Art, visit the submission info page on the SIGGRAPH web site for details.
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Djerassi Resident Artists Program
Posted by:  Judy Freeland,
Deadline:  February 15, 2009
The Djerassi Resident Artists Program offers residencies, at no cost, to artists in the disciplines of choreography, media arts/new genres, visual arts, literature, and music composition. The Program is located in a spectacular rural setting in the Santa Cruz Mountains, one hour south of San Francisco. Artists are provided with living and studio space and all meals during their stay. There are seven residency sessions from mid-March through mid-November, with eight to ten artists of various disciplines in residence during each session.

The postmark deadline for accepting applications is February 15th, 2009, for residencies in 2010. Further information about the program, an application form, and guidelines are available on our website.
Location:  2325 Bear Gulch Road , Woodside, CA 94062, US
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2009 Eco Art/Action Exhibition
Posted by:  Bob Recon,
Deadline:  February 15, 2009
The EcoFuturist International will have an online virtual exhibition of "ECO ART/ACTIONS". We're looking for work that combines ecological, art, and social action in ways that are subversive and mind-changing. Submit the following by February 15, 2009: Your name and contact info, Up to 500 words describing your Eco Art/Action, Up to 4 photos, JPEG format, no larger than 800x600 pixels, Send to: with the words "ECO ART/ACTIONS" in the subject line.
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Residency Opportunity at Banff Centre Alberta, Canada
Posted by:  Fax: (403) 762-6345,
Deadline:  February 13, 2009
04 Thematic Residency: Analogous Fields: Art and Science. Program dates: May 11, 2009 - June 19, 2009. For over 70 years The Banff Centre has provided working and career opportunities in the arts. Located in the Mountains of Western Canada, its breathtaking views, committed staff and vibrant creative community has made the Banff Centre a dynamic environment in which artists are inspired to challenge assumptions go beyond their own expectations.

This Spring Banff is offering another in its series of renowned thematic Residencies. Following on the heels of last year's "Making Artistic Inquiry Visible," this year's Residency deals with the intersect between art and science. Organized by artist Charles Tucker and noted critic and author Saul Ostrow, participants in last year's residency, the goal of this year's program is the development of collaborations, exchanges and exploration of the intersect between art and science, undertakings which will allow development of new knowledge and original work exploiting this convergence. Individual artists, scientists, researchers, scholars, writers as well as collaborative teams are all encouraged to apply. The residency organizers are looking for creative thinking to these intersections.
Location:  The Banff Centre Office of the Registrar, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Box 1020, Station 28, Banff, Alberta, Canada T1L 1H5
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UC Berkeley's Eco-Art Show
Posted by:  Joe or Amy, 510-642-8556,
Deadline:  February 13, 2009
Submit your eco-themed original creation to be showcased at UC Berkeley's PLAYgreen Festival, the Bay Area's premier eco-experiential campus event for people who want to play, live and work a greener lifestyle. The competition is open to all Bay Area artists and designers. Individual and group entries permitted. All mediums of design are accepted including but not limited to: painting, sculpture, etc. All entries must be comprised of repurposed (post-consumer) materials (recycled, discarded, reused, etc.) Please see website for more information.
Location:  2301 Bancroft Way , Berkeley, CA, US
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Call for Artists: Franconia Sculpture Park
Posted by:  651-257-6668,
Deadline:  February 7, 2009
FRANCONIA SCULPTURE PARK (FSP) is now accepting sculpture / installation proposals for the year 2009. Located on 20 acres in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, FSP supports emerging sculptors and upholds the work of career sculptors. In FSP's first 12 years it has supported the careers of more than 460 emerging and established, regional, national and international artists. Currently there are over 70 sculptures/installations at FSP.

FSP is dedicated to fostering an inspiring environment for artists to expand their skills and promote the public education of three-dimensional art. There are three opportunities for 2009: FSP/Jerome Artist Fellowship, Earthwork Amphitheater, and Earthwork Gathering Place.

Franconia Sculpture Park has created these opportunities for artists to create new work in residency. Sculpture, site-specific, multi-media, and installation are considered. Artists may be in residence at FSP from 3 weeks to 3 months, whatever it takes to pull off an ambitious new project. Five to seven artists or artist teams will be invited to come and create new work in a public outdoor setting. Please see website for complete details.
Location:  Franconia Sculpture Park / Fellowship or Amphitheater or Gathering Place, 29836 St. Croix Trail, Franconia, MN 55074, US
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Artist Opportunity: Oakland Watershed Markers Project
Posted by:  Christin Hablewitz, Measure DD Public Art Project Manager, (510) 238-2105,
Deadline:  February 6, 2009
San Francisco Bay Area artists are invited to apply for the opportunity to design an interpretive public art marker that celebrates and identifies the role of the watershed systems of Oakland, California, including creeks, lakes, and the estuary. The selected artist will create a prototype of the art marker and will fabricate and install the first series of markers based on this prototype at various key locations in the Oakland watershed systems. Project Budget: $92,000. All applications must be submitted through CaFE ( Look under "CaFE Listings" to find this opportunity.

Oakland is home to 15 main creeks and over 40 smaller tributaries, all of which play a vital role in the city's health and well-being. These waterways provide plant and wildlife habitat, stormwater transport, flood management and water cleansing functions as well as valuable recreational and aesthetic benefit for Oakland residents. Although historically contiguous from the Oakland Hills to the San Francisco Bay, all of Oakland's creeks are now partially or extensively buried or diverted into culverts and storm drains. Their lack of visibility in certain areas of the city reduces overall understanding of their role and value.

To enhance the historic, cultural, aesthetic and interpretive potential of the often-overlooked creeks system and the city's "crown jewel," Lake Merritt, a total of $92,000 ($72,000 from Creeks Restoration and $20,000 from Lake Merritt capital projects) has been allocated to commission an artist to create a prototype of an interpretive artwork marker that will identify the location of creek nodes and draw attention to the value of the creek habitats that exist throughout the city.
Location:  City of Oakland, Cultural Arts and Marketing Division 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 9th Floor , Oakland, CA 94612, US
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2009 Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival - Focus on Land, Water and Culture
Posted by:  Jane Ingram Allen,
Deadline:  February 1, 2009
Artists from all countries are invited to send proposals for temporary site-specific sculpture installations that raise awareness about environmental issues related to land, water and culture. Works must be suitable for an urban nature park with an emphasis on wetlands conservation and environmental education.

Artists selected for the 2009 Festival will create their artworks during a 15-day residency in Taiwan, May 31 - June 15, 2009. The time to make the installation will be 12 days, and artists must have their works completed by the press conference opening on June 12, 2009. The selected artists will receive a fee of US$1200 (NT$40,000), economy airfare from their home country to Taiwan and return, accommodations from May 31 - June 15, some meals and volunteer help to create their works.

Selected artists will create their works at Guandu Nature Park using sustainable natural materials found on site such as reeds, rice straw, earth, small stones, branches, and small bamboo as well as recycled bamboo. The artworks should last for the full three months of the exhibition and be able to survive typhoons and heavy rains as well as hot and dry summer weather. After the exhibition, artworks should be recyclable and easy to dismantle without leaving a trace on the land. Public "Do It Yourself" activities with the artists will be part of the opening weekend activities. Jane Ingram Allen, American artist, independent curator and art critic working in Taiwan since 2004, is the curator for the Guandu Sculpture Festival.
Location:  Guandu Nature Park, Taipei, Taiwan
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City of Albuquerque Public Art Project
Posted by:  Sherri Brueggemann,
Deadline:  January 30, 2009
The Albuquerque Arts Board and its Land Arts Selection Committee have initiated an international 1% for Art project. The 1/3 acre site is adjacent to properties of the Open Space Visitor Center, located at the intersection of Coors Boulevard and Bosque Meadows Road NW on Albuquerque's west side. Coors Boulevard is a major north/south artery providing access from Interstate 40 to the North Valley of Albuquerque.

The high visibility of the site from Coors Boulevard will make this an exceptional location to highlight public artwork that addresses the natural world, the unique environment of Central New Mexico, and recent interests to combine large scale artworks with concerns for open spaces and Land Arts in general.

$180,000 is available to commission a work of art for the Land Arts Project. From the pool of submissions, a maximum of five finalists will receive a stipend ($4,000 - $5,000 each depending on the number of finalists) to refine their concepts for further review.
Location:  Albuquerque, NM, US
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Call for Panel Proposals, Theory Papers / Presentations and Exhibitions / Workshops
Posted by:  Barthosa Nkurumeh,
Deadline:  January 17, 2009
A call is made for contributions to The KUMASI SYMPOSIUM: Tapping Local Resources for Sustainable Education Through Art, addressing one or more of these symposium strands and topics: Art Education Practice, Studio Practice, Curatorial/Museum/Community Arts Practice, Art History/Criticism, Arts Administration/Management/Marketing Practice, and Open Session. The symposium entails plenary sessions and support activities such as demonstrations/workshops, exhibitions, and site-specific tours of local national resources.

Expression of interest and proposals for Plenary Sessions and Exhibitions/Practical Workshops will be reviewed until January 17, 2009. We expect about 200 participants from around the world. The working language of the conference will be English. Applications for individual paper presentation and participation will be reviewed until the space is filled. All abstracts and brief biographies should be submitted to More at our website.
Location:  THE KUMASI SYMPOSIUM: Tapping Local Resources for Sustainable Education Through Art, Department of General Art Studies, College of Arts and Social Sciences,Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana
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Call for Panel Proposals, Theory Papers / Presentations and Exhibitions / Workshops
Posted by:  Barthosa Nkurumeh,
Deadline:  January 17, 2009
A call is made for contributions to The KUMASI SYMPOSIUM: Tapping Local Resources for Sustainable Education Through Art, addressing one or more of these symposium strands and topics: Art Education Practice, Studio Practice, Curatorial/Museum/Community Arts Practice, Art History/Criticism, Arts Administration/Management/Marketing Practice, and Open Session. The symposium entails plenary sessions and support activities such as demonstrations/workshops, exhibitions, and site-specific tours of local national resources.

Expression of interest and proposals for Plenary Sessions and Exhibitions/Practical Workshops will be reviewed until January 17, 2009. We expect about 200 participants from around the world. The working language of the conference will be English. Applications for individual paper presentation and participation will be reviewed until the space is filled. All abstracts and brief biographies should be submitted to More at our website.
Location:  THE KUMASI SYMPOSIUM: Tapping Local Resources for Sustainable Education Through Art, Department of General Art Studies, College of Arts and Social Sciences,Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana
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Horizons-- Arts and Nature - Massif du Sancy
Posted by:  Nathalie FORT,
Deadline:  January 16, 2009
The Arts in Nature Festival, programmed for July till middle of September 2009, is the third of a contemporary art event that derives its originality from the registration of 11 temporary short-lived visual works of art created specifically for the Sancy Massif, in center of France, located in the heart of the Auvergne region, in Auvergne volcanoes. Art grant: a grant totaling €8,000 will be given to each of the 11 artists selected. The event : July - Sept 2009, artwork installation between 1st May and 21th June 2009.
Location:  Horizons - Rencontres Arts Nature - Office de Tourisme du Sancy, 6 Avenue du General Leclerc , BP 99 - 63 240 LE MONT DORE, FRANCE
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100% Compostable - Exhibition Opportunity
Posted by:  Nicole Lee,
Deadline:  January 10, 2009
Artists are invited to submit work to be juried in 100% Compostable, an exhibition featuring artwork made entirely from materials that can be composted or easily broken down naturally. 100% Compostable challenges artists to stretch the parameters of media! ArtSpace404 is an art venue produced by the Arts Council of Sonoma County that serves the community by promoting artists and organizations through creative uses of the gallery space, showcasing "excellence" through various media to be experienced by the public and offering added programming. ArtSpace404 promotes the accessibility of art for everyone.

Artwork must be hand delivered to ArtSpace404 on Friday - Saturday, January 9 - 10, 2009, 12pm - 4pm. Drop-offs should include artwork, completed entry form, and payment. DIGITAL ENTRIES: Digital images must be received by Saturday, January 10, 2009 by 4pm. Up to 3 images may be submitted for each entry to show perspective or detail. See website for more information. JUROR: Philip Ross, educator at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Location:  ArtSpace404, 404 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401, US
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2009 Residency Season at the Artists' Enclave at I-Park
Posted by:  Agnes T. Miyuki, 860-873-2468,
Deadline:  January 5, 2009
I-Park announces its ninth season hosting The Artists' Enclave. Artists' residencies, self-directed/project oriented, will be offered from May through November 2009, with possible off-season sessions in April and December. Most sessions are four weeks in duration. Residencies will be offered to visual (including digital) artists, music composers, environmental artists, landscape and garden designers, creative writers and architects. Work samples will be evaluated through a competitive, juried process.

There is a $25 application processing fee required and artists are responsible for their own transportation to and from the area. They also provide for their own food and work materials. The facility is otherwise offered at no cost to accepted artists. I-Park is a 450-acre natural woodland retreat in rural East Haddam, Connecticut. Accommodations include comfortable private living quarters in an 1850's era farmhouse, shared bathroom facilities and a private studio on the grounds. An electric kiln, music equipment, wireless internet and library facilities are provided.

International applicants welcome. To defray the cost of travel, three $1,000 grants will be offered in 2009 to international artists whose work is held in particularly high regard by the selection committees (details on the website). For additional project information and to download 2009 application materials, including an in depth FAQ, go to the website: (Residency Section). Important notice: for music composers, the application deadline is January 17, 2009. Also, I-Park is hosting a special environmental art program in late summer/early autumn 2009. Details of this program will be announced separately in October (application deadline: February 16, 2009).
Location:  East Haddam, CT, US
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Deadline:  January 5, 2009
As a part of an ongoing commitment to promote challenging and innovative practices in the visual arts, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) is seeking artists to submit entries to Material Afterlife, a national juried exhibition of recycled and cycle-logic art. The exhibition demonstrates the growing relevance of artwork that examines environmental degradation, consumerism, personal value, and frugality, as well as celebrates the significance of recycling, sustainable methods, and thrift-store culture as medium and subject matter for artists.

This exhibition explores the rich terrain developed by artists who address waste and need in society, are mindful of environmental cause and effect, and expand ideas of consumption through a cyclic approach of material use. This terrain has never been more fruitful than with the work of today's artists. Material Afterlife demonstrates the influence of ecology in contemporary art practice and discourse, as well as its affect on the essential substantive qualities of eco-art. Complete information on our website.
Location:  MATERIAL AFTERLIFE, UICA, 41 Sheldon Blvd. SE , Grand Rapids, MI 49503, US
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Earth Matters On Stage: Symposium on Ecology and Performance 2009
Posted by:  Theresa May,
Deadline:  January 1, 2009
Ecology is at the heart of burgeoning creativity and interdisciplinary scholarship across the arts and humanities. This Symposium, together with the concurrent Festival, invites artists, scholars and activists to share their work, ideas and passions with one another and with the larger community who attend the Festival.

We welcome creative and innovative proposals for workshops, round-tables, panels, working sessions, installations or participatory community gatherings that explore, examine, challenge, articulate or nourish the possibilities of theatrical and performative responses to the environmental crisis in particular, and our ecological situatedness in general.

The form and format is wide-open and we will schedule and shape the Symposium around the types of proposals received and selected. We encourage proposals that go beyond a recitation of ideas or positions, and instead bring presenters and participants together as they engage the driving question of how theatre has or might function as part of our reciprocal relationship with ecological communities. See website for further details.
Location:  Earth Matters Symposium 2009, Theresa May, Director, Theater Arts, VIL 216, University of Oregon , Eugene, OR 97403, US
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Deepening Eco-Community Relationships: An Art Based Co-operative Inquiry
Posted by:  Virginia May,
Deadline:  July 27, 2008
An invitation to visual artists and other creative people for the 2nd of several informal gatherings to explore the possibility of a collaborative research project on Art and Ecology. Sunday July 27, 11:30 to 1:30 (Bring a bag lunch). Hosted by Virginia May, PhD Candidate at California Institute of Integral Studies
Location:  The Painted Door Studio, 421 2nd Street , Petaluma , CA 94952
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Flux Aura; an international environmental art event in the city of Turku, Finland
Deadline:  December 31, 2008
This is an invitation for artists to take part in the international environmental art event FLUX AURA in 2009 in the city of Turku, Finland. We are looking for artists with fresh ideas and experience in environmental and conceptual arts to realize temporary artworks along the river Aura in the midst of the city of Turku.

Flux Aura is organized by the Turku Artists' Association. In 2009 the Turku Artists' Association celebrates its 85th anniversary with Flux Aura. During the event, temporary artworks will be realized along the area of the river Aura. More information with an application form and a map and photos of the area are released in

Schedule: Registration for Flux Aura starts June 15th 2009. Works will be realized during the first weeks of June and they will be taken down after the 15th of September.
Future: Some of the works can also be realized in FLUX AURA 2011 as part of the Turku European Capital of Culture program, for which we will have a separate call.
How to apply: The application for the event starts September 1st 2008 and ends December 31st 2008. The registration fee of 10 Euros has to be paid by December 31st 2008, for the application to be accepted. The applications and the appendages have to be in paper. The applications won't be returned. Decisions will be made in January 2009.
Location:  Send applications to: "Flux Aura", Turun Taiteilijaseura, Vanha Suurtori 3, SF- 20500 Turku, Finland
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The Art of Common Space
Posted by:  Eileen Woods,
The Art of Common Space is a series of arts led events, commissions and debates, both live and virtual, which respond to the question: what is "common space" in our 21st century multicultural society? As built environments increasingly dominate our communities, this extensive exploration by creative professionals asks how open spaces can continue to provide a common experience. The Art of Common Space is an exceptional opportunity for all participants and visitors to engage with and contribute to a large scale, ongoing exploration of some of the most vital issues relating to public open space in our time: issues of ownership, identity, commonality, biodiversity and climate change.

We are currently inviting artists, anthropologists, environmentalists, cultural and civic leaders to contact us with expressions of interest to participate in this project. Through interdisciplinary creative workshops and dialogues, site specific installations in the Park and partner venues, online mapping and networking, we aim to create a global exploration of the meaning and use of common space. Details of the project are available on the Gunpowder Park website. The first stage deadline is December 2007.
Location:  Gunpowder Park, The Field Station, Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 3GP, GB
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Leonardo Call for Papers, Artist's Statements, and Book Proposals on Nanotechnology, Nanoscale Science and Art
Leonardo, in collaboration with the Exploratorium under the auspices of the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network, has begun publishing work exploring the intersections of nanotech/science and art. Manuscripts or artist's statements can be submitted for publication in Leonardo or in Transactions, a section of the printed Leonardo journal that publishes camera-ready manuscripts for rapid publication. Guest Editors: Tom Rockwell and Tami I. Spector.

Interested artists and authors are invited to send proposals, queries and/or manuscripts to the Leonardo editorial office. We are especially seeking: Visual Artist's statements explaining the relationship of their work to nanotech/science; Manuscripts or artist's statements involving sound and tactile art works; Manuscripts from scientists, engineers and scholars exploring the connection between nanotech/science and art; Manuscripts and visuals aimed towards nanotech/science education that uses the arts as a pedagogical tool.
Location:  Leonardo, 211 Sutter St, suite #501, , San Francisco, CA 94108, US
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Seeking Artworks for Washington Department of Ecology Headquarters Building
Posted by:  Jeffree Stewart,
The Art In Ecology program offers ongoing opportunities for northwest, USA artists to exhibit their work in two galleries and a variety of large, light-filled, and spacious public setting fitted with professional quality hardware and lighting systems. The work will be seen by over 1300 employees and countless visitors. Announcements for the show are published regionally. Artwork with some relation to the environment, natural or social is encouraged. Proposals for shows are reviewed as they are tendered. Interested artists are encouraged to schedule a tour of the facility. No commissioning funds available or commission fees taken. Listing courtesy of 4Culture.
Location:  Lacey, WA

Lake: A Journal of Arts and Environment
Posted by:  Editors: Nancy Holmes and Sharon Thesen,
"Art needs nature" has always been true. From the cave paintings of Lascaux to Wordsworth's "A motion and a spirit" in "Tintern Abbey," from Han Shan's perch on Cold Mountain to Georgia O'Keefe's flowers and bones, nature has been the prolific and unending source of inspiration, metaphor and materials. But today, we live in a time of growing concern about environmental degradation and destructive climate change. These are not abstract issues. They will alter the way we live in unimaginable - or all too imaginable - ways. Environmentalists, the scientific community, and an increasingly interested popular media have been focusing attention on this crisis, but recently, the role of art and writing in relation to ecological issues has been gaining ground. Artists are rising to the challenge of ecological crisis with creativity, energy, and imagination. Now, it seems that "Nature needs art" as much as art needs nature.

Eco-critical art and writing are bridging the conventional gap between artistic imagination and scientific inquiry. An eco-critical perspective reminds us of our dependence on the integrity of the natural world for our health, welfare, and sanity. Lake: a journal of arts and environment has been established as a showcase for this perspective.

Housed in the UBC Okanagan Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Lake will publish contemporary writing and visual art that engage with ecological issues and representations in provocative, entertaining, and beautiful ways. Striking reproductions of artworks, interviews, stories, poems, reviews, and creative nonfiction will be published in every issue. Lake will provide a space in which ideas and insights can jostle and critique one another, where questions can be asked and new visions articulated.
Location:  Dept. of Creative Studies, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 3333 University Way, Kelowna BC, V1V 1V7, Canada
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Join the Whale of a Time Community!
Posted by:  Irene Schleining,
In the Whale of a Time Community are artists from many backgrounds including art, music, film and documentary, photography, writing and poetry. You can create your personal profile and upload your biography and artwork and share your inspirations with the world - send us an email to Leave comments in the forum and read news in our blog! We organise gigs, exhibitions, parties where Whale of a Time Artists can showcase their talent. Join the Whale of a Time Community today and become a Whale of a Time Artist and get your message through!

Whale of a Time exists to enrich our global culture with the spirit of nature, to achieve cultural change and build on a beautiful relationship with our environment.
Location:  Online!
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The Bayview Artpatch
Jennifer Alexander,
Help plan and develop a sculpture garden using recycled materials and native plants. Currently we are looking for artists and volunteers interested in working together to create something beautiful that provides an example of how to return health to the earth and how to make efficient and creative use of materials that are regularly thrown away.
Location:  San Francisco, CA, US
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US-Indo Art Innovation Project
Posted by:  Angel Hertslet,
Deadline:  December 15, 2008
The US-Indo Art Innovation Project is looking for art that addresses climate change and the solutions that exist today. The US State Department is sponsoring this exciting initiative to gather art that celebrates solutions highlighting US innovation in clean technology. How can we convey the future through art - the future that we wish to create, that we can create, that we are empowered to create? The art will join the India Climate Solutions Tour on a journey across India, creating dialogue, sparking action, and inciting US-India collaboration. We welcome art that speaks directly to clean tech innovation as well as art that considers the cultural adaptations necessary in face of climate change. Please do not hesistate to contact us with any questions, ideas, or comments.

The success of this project depends on the progressive thinkers and artistic innovators who are committed to transforming our understanding of the world--if you already have created art towards that end, or are considering a new green endeavor, I strongly encourage you to get involved! We would be thrilled to have you! Please email us for more details about the exhibition, the potential to publish a book of all the art pieces in the traveling exhibition with viewers' commentary, and more exciting developments.
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20 x 20: A new Eco-Exhibition Space in Oakland
Posted by:  Lauren Elder,
Deadline:  December 15, 2008
An open call to eco-artists, inventors, and scientists to create original work in an outdoor area, approximately 20' x 20'. The site is located in a mixed-use area of North Oakland, within a fenced, private yard that is fully visible from a busy cross-street and easily accessed by bus, BART, bike and foot. The yard is a block long and bordered with street trees, creating a mini-green belt. The public is invited inside with supervision.

We are encouraging the launch of eco-works that marry practical responses with aesthetic or poetic appeal. We are keen to support collaborations between artists and scientists, engineers, technicians and inventors. You are encouraged to consider extending the impact of your project on-site via scheduled talks, community workshops and special events and off-site via radio, video, print media, and the internet.

This program will have a trial period of 6 months, beginning January 15, 2009. Proposals will be reviewed, accepted or declined, and scheduled as they arrive. Deadline for first round: December 15, 2008. Please email for more information.
Location:  20 x 20, c/o Lauren Elder, 5809 Ayala Avenue , Oakland, CA 94609, US

The Reclamation Project
Posted by:  Fernando Bretos, 305-646-4200,
The Reclamation Project explores our ability to coexist with the natural world by focusing on the importance of mangroves to our ecosystem. For a few months, mangrove seedlings collected by volunteers will be exhibited in plastic water-filled cups in the coastal community where they thrived just a few decades ago. Similar installations and educational outreach efforts will also take place inside several schools. Afterwards, volunteers plant the seedlings along Biscayne Bay. Make a lasting contribution to the Reclamation Project at the Miami Science Museum by adopting a mangrove seedling. For $25, you can donate to the Reclamation Project and have one of the museum's 1,100 mangrove seedlings planted in your name or in honor of a friend. Your tax-deductible donation will support the Reclamation Project mangrove seedling exhibit at the museum, an eco-art piece that increases awareness about the importance of mangroves in South Florida and provides a way for the community to nurture mangrove seedlings until they are mature for planting.
Location:  Miami Science Museum, 3280 South Miami Avenue , Miami, FL 33129, US
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ReUse/Eco Artist - Exhibition Opportunity
BRING Recycling, a Eugene, Oregon non-profit has established a gallery to highlight the creative efforts of artists that aim to improve our relationship with the natural world through the use of reclaimed and natural materials and by addressing pressing environmental issues in their art.

We are currently seeking artist proposals for an exhibition in our new gallery space. We are looking for artists who are working with recycled and/or natural materials, and/or address environmental/sustainability issues in their art. (If you do both all the better!) We are looking to fill our 2008 exhibition calendar and will be doing both group and solo shows. If your art fits this description then send us some images with descriptions and/or a link to your website if you have one.
Location:  BRING Recycling, Attn: Gallery Managers, P.O. Box 885 , Eugene, OR 97440-0885, US
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Video/Graphic Competition: Explain to America how a carbon cap will solve our oil addiction
Deadline:  November 21, 2008
Many scientists, economists, environmentalists and business leaders agree that a cap on carbon emissions is the best way to cure our addiction to oil. But, quickly and vividly explaining how a cap will solve our energy problems is a challenge. We need your help conveying this concept to the American people in a clear, brief, convincing and memorable way to stick in the public's consciousness-like the well-known shot of an egg frying that depicted "your-brain-on-drugs."

What We Want:
* A video or visual analogy smartly, vividly and clearly explaining how a carbon cap will break America's addiction to oil.
* Videos should be no longer than 30 seconds.
* Visuals can be submitted as a still image or any other format.
* Submissions must be posted to a website-for example, your personal site, company site, YouTube, or Flickr.
* If we decide your submission will most vividly connect the dots between a carbon cap and solving our oil addiction effectively, you will receive a $10,000 professional mfee.
* There are also cash prizes for second and third place entries. Please see website for complete details.
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Environmental Artist Call for Proposals- Bartram's Garden
Posted by:  Melanie Snyder, Ph: 215-729-5281x104,
Deadline:  November 19, 2008
Bartram's Garden seeks an environmental artist-in-residence for a site-specific, outdoor environmental project that engages the local urban community of Southwest and West Philadelphia and promotes environmental stewardship. Outdoor installation must adhere to the garden collection policies and incorporate consideration of deterring vandalism in an urban environment. Residency: One to six months between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010. Residency includes artist fee, lodging, meal stipend, materials and supplies, and long-distance travel expenses.

Eligibility: Artist must be from the Mid-Atlantic region (excluding the greater Philadelphia area). Project Budget $20,000. The budget includes an artist fee of up to 20% of the final art project budget, as well as long-distance travel, accommodations, supplies, materials, and documentation.
Location:  Melanie Snyder, Bartram's Garden, 54th Street and Lindbergh Blvd. , Philadelphia, PA 19143, US
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Austin Energy System Control Center (SCC) Art in Public Places Project
Posted by:  Jean Graham, Art in Public Places Coordinator, 512-974-9313,
Deadline:  November 17, 2008
ART BUDGET: $284,000
ELIGIBILITY: Professional artists living and working in the U.S.
The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division seeks to commission an artist or artist team to design and create artwork for Austin Energy's new System Control Center (SCC) which oversees the city's electrical grid throughout Austin's neighborhoods.

It is desired that this artist establish a strong, overarching concept for artwork that will be integrated into the site to enhance the experience of the more than 300 people who will work there. In addition, since this is a secure facility which is not open to the general public, the artist will be challenged to find innovative ways for expanding public accessibility to the artwork and artwork concepts.

Possible solutions could include: creating a satellite artwork component which could physically leave the site or be located at an alternate public space; strategizing ways for networking to other Austin Energy sites; or exploring outreach through virtual or digital means. All artwork components must be linked by a connecting idea which may explore timely themes of energy usage and sustainability. The complete Request for Qualifications is available on our website.
Location:  Art in Public Places Program, Cultural Arts Division, Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office, 301 W. Second St, Suite 2030, Austin, TX 78701, US
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Stone Quarry Hill Art Park
Deadline:  September 15, 2008
The Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, a 104 acre Art Park, nature preserve, artist residency, and gallery, located in Cazenovia NY, has openings for six artist residencies for 2009. Open to all visual artists, writers, and poets, at least 21 years of age from emerging to established in their careers, interested in creating works relating to The Art Park's art in the landscape theme, as well as their own artistic development. Residency at the artist's lodge is free; artists provide their own food, materials and transportation. The Art Park is open 365 days a year and residencies are available spring, summer and fall.

There is a $35.00 application fee that includes a one year membership to The Art Park.Applicants are encouraged to study The Art Park website in order to understand The Art Park's mission and the resources available. At this time The Art Park is not providing stipends or other financial assistance to visiting artists. Deadlines: Early applications are due September 15, 2008, Second round is due November 15, 2008.
Location:  P.O. Box 251 , Cazenovia, NY 13035, US
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Island Time: The Fate of Place in a Wired, Warming World-- Call for Proposals
Posted by:  Dan Philippon,
Deadline:  November 15, 2008
The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) invites proposals for its Eighth Biennial Conference, to be held June 3-6, 2009, at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia, Canada, on the theme of "Island Time: The Fate of Place in a Wired, Warming World." We seek proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, workshops, and other public presentations connecting language, nature, and culture. As always, we welcome interdisciplinary approaches; readings of environmentally inflected fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction; and proposals from outside the academic humanities, including submissions from artists, writers, practitioners, activists, and colleagues in the social and natural sciences.

This year's theme uses the conference's temporal and spatial location on Vancouver Island as a metaphor for the past and future of place generally. In particular, it reflects the fact that ASLE's first conference outside the U.S. is a fitting location to consider how the Internet and globalization now connect us all (linking our different identities, nations, and communities), as well as how the threat of climate change is affecting our interpretation of texts and cultures, not to mention the material world itself.
Location:  Vancouver Island, CA
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Project Greengrief
Help Wanted: Mourner Mourner Wanted to grieve for loss by demolition of irreplaceable historical/cultural and architecturally unique block in downtown Lexington Kentucky(the Dame block),to apologize for our culture's sad lust for profit and to offer prayers of healing and hope. Mourner is asked to articulate these expectations for one hour during a weekday in August/September 2008. Honorarium: $100.00 To apply: No more than 100 words on what mourning means to you and why you would like to mourn for the loss of this cherished block. Applications/information by email only
Location:  Lexington, Kentucky, US

Westerly Creek Public Art Project, Denver, CO
Deadline:  October 27, 2008
The award winning redevelopment of Denver's former Stapleton International Airport announces a public art opportunity with a commission of $155,000 for the Westerly Creek open space area.

Project Description The site of this public art project is Westerly Creek Open Space, a unique ecologically designed environment at Stapleton that serves the storm water management needs of the community. The design of Westerly Creek allows natural and human activities to converge providing habitat for plants and animals and passive recreational opportunities for people.

The Stapleton public art program uses the CaFE digital application and selection process online at in partnership with Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). Deadline: The application, images and other required materials must be submitted electronically by midnight (MST), Monday, October 27, 2008. Eligibility: All applicants must be residing legally in the United States.
Location:  Denver, CO, US
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The Efest Trash to Treasures Eco-Art Contest
Deadline:  October 15, 2008
The Efest Trash to Treasures Eco-Art Contest is an exciting and unique opportunity to have fun while promoting environmental awareness. The Efest Eco-Art Contest is an opportunity for artists and art organizations to inspire people about the potential of recycling and conservation, said Catherine Seress, one of the Eco-Art Contest coordinators for Efest 2008. The other coordinators include Rick Hughes with and Jesse White with Sarasota Architectural Salvage. Individual artists, art organizations or other groups must register before 5pm EST on October 15.

Special prizes will be presented at 4pm on Sunday, November 16 to a first-prize winner in two categories: individual artist and group submission. Honorable mention prizes may also be presented by the three judges from the area's art community. The contest is open to everyone including experienced and aspiring artists or all ages and backgrounds. A People's Choice Award will also be presented to the entry voted most popular by participating visitors to Efest 2008. Visit website for entry details.
Location:  Sarasota, FL, US
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Deadline:  October 10, 2008
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation supports projects which are genuinely original in their field. It has a number of different programmes, including an arts theme which supports professional artists and arts organisations, usually at an early research and development stage. The Arts in Public Spaces: This will be the third and final year of this programme and, although existing commitments to a few projects in urban areas will be honoured, those in rural areas will be prioritised.

They particularly welcome applications from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The programme offers early research and development support for activities leading to especially imaginative and unusual projects devised for rural areas, to be eventually presented in non-conventional locations. The aim is to support high quality art, which may be created by international artists, including Portuguese artists, in projects which are well-facilitated, in order to involve and inspire people living locally. Partnerships with strategic locally based agencies are of particular interest. Deadline: May 23rd (for July meeting); October 10th (for November meeting). Further details about this and other programme of the Foundation on the website.
Location:  Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch), 98 Portland Place, London W1B 1ET , GB
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Stone and Wood Sculpture Courses in Galway
Two sculpture courses in either stone or wood will be running in the bogland above Oughterard, Co. Galway from 4 to 8 August 2008 and from 6 to 10 October 2008. For more information, or to make a booking, please contact Kathleen O'Sullivan: 091 523871 or 086 3874225
Location:  Ougherard, IE

Natural and Artificial Light - Artists Pool
Deadline:  October 10, 2008
The City of Palm Desert's Art in Public Places Commission would like to develop a pool of artists for a project titled: "Embracing the Desert Light" and other potential projects that utilize light as the primary medium. Qualified artists should have experience in creating artworks that incorporate natural light during daylight hours and subdued artificial or reflected light at night. Artists that have previously worked with solar, LEDs, lasers, light reflective materials, materials that transmit light, any other materials that can utilize light, or any combination of them are highly desirable. Due to the harsh desert environment, qualified artists should have experience in working with materials that can withstand the climatic conditions.

The Commission is particularly interested in vertical artworks that utilize some or all above components in pieces that can be sequential or multiple with a common design(s) and a small footprint of three to four feet for each piece. The entire array of the pieces can esthetically function as one piece over a course of a one half mile.
Location:  City of Palm Desert, US

Eyes on the Planet - Photo Contest
Deadline:  September 30, 2008
"Eyes on the planet" photo Contest wants to alert the youth and the public opinion to the most current social-environmental emergencies, in order to testify the big changes of our planet. The objective of the Contest is double: on one hand, the promotion of the environmental sensitiveness through an evocative, emotional and high-potential instrument, as photography, which is more and more in vogue among youth, on the other hand, the creation of an opportunity of visibility and education for future photographers.

The Contest is open to all Italian and foreign photographers, professional and not, who are between 18 and 35 years of age. In order to participate, it is necessary to be registered on the following website: and accept the present regulation with the disclaimer regarding the use of the photos. The participation in the Contest is free, there are no registration fees.

A panel made up of 13 famous photographers and outstanding people from institutions and media will evaluate the pictures: the winners will be awarded products offered by sponsors, workshop and grant for professional or recreational training courses. In addition, web users can vote for the pictures: their preferences will generate a result list parallel to the official one. The winners will be announced and awarded on occasion of an event in Milan in November 2008.
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Call for Eco-Artists: Earth's Journey
Earth's Journey is about to launch their website dedicated to environmentally friendly artisans and crafters. Artists using materials that are eco-friendly, recycled and/or up-cycled will have an opportunity to show their own "exhibit" online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Tina Santillo, President of Earth's Journey stated, "We are very confident that Earth's Journey will do for eco-art what Ebay has done for auctions. Our mission is to provide an online environment where eco-artists can display their work without the limitations of a traditional gallery.
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Project Opportunity in Utah
Posted by:  Jim GlennDeadline:  September 25, 2008
Letters of interest and qualifications are requested from artists interested in creating art for the public spaces of this new Utah State multi-agency facility housing two State agencies - The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Department of Human Services (DHS) in Salt Lake City, Utah.

DHS serves a particularly vulnerable segment of society, where the difficulties of human experience play out in a public policy stage. The work of DEQ to protect Utah's environment benefits all citizens by preserving essential elements of air, water and land. Art that incorporates these themes into the work will be well suited for a building housing these agencies. Budget $355,000 - Deadline: September 25, 2008. More information available on the website, follow the "commissions" link, or call 801-533-3586.
Location:  Jim Glenn, Utah Public & Design Arts, 617 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84102, US
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Flax International Residency: Call for Submissions
Deadline:  September 15, 2008
Open call to all artists living beyond Ireland and the UK. Flax Art Studios offers three 2-month residencies at their studio complex in the heart of Belfast's cathedral Quarter. We accommodate international residents in the Flax house, located in a quiet street off the Antrim Road in North Belfast, a twenty-minute walk from the studios.

The residency programme runs from 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. Successful applicants will receive a studio, accommodation and a GBP500 monthly stipend for materials and day-to-day living. To apply please submit a single-page proposal, CV and up to ten examples of your work. Proposals due 10 a.m. on September 15th.
Location:  Brendan Jamison, Programme Coordinator, Flax Art Studios, United Optical, 44-46 Corporation Street, Belfast, BT1 3DE, Northern Ireland
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King County, WA + Site Specific Program
Deadline:  September 15, 2008
Guidelines and applications for 4Culture's 2009 SITE-SPECIFIC program are currently available online. While all concepts will be considered for funding, SITE-SPECIFIC and Arts 4Culture especially welcome projects that commemorate the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Centennial. Through historical themes, events and locations artists may consider proposals that enliven or reinterpret King County history and/or the future of King County for the next 100 years.

SITE-SPECIFIC/2009 King County Performance Network will seek to connect local artists and arts organizations with heritage experts, organizations and local history. Join SITE-SPECIFIC in exploring our history, or help to create a vision for our future through theater, music and art installation in communities throughout King County.
Location:  101 Prefontaine Place South , Seattle, WA 98104, US
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"Green" Exhibition at Haven Arts Gallery
Posted by:  Carol Zakaluk, 718-585-5753,
Deadline:  September 13, 2008
Haven Arts is putting together an exhibition of eco-art in its Gallery 2 space (17' x 33'), to run October 17 to October 25, 2008. Please send up to 10 jpegs of works you'd like to submit to Please let us know title, size, media, date, price, and your complete contact information. Depending on the number of responses, we will show several pieces by each of 5 or 6 artists, or one each from 30 or 35 artists.

Haven will circulate a press release, invite 1000 on our email list, and provide an opening reception on October 17, Friday, from 5 to 9pm. We will also host an evening with speakers Lori Bongiorno (author of "Green, Greener, Greenest," and Eugene Linden (author of "The Winds of Change -- Climate, Weather, and the Destruction of Civilizations" one evening during the exhibit, date TBD.

There is no fee for submission. If we sell your work, Haven Arts will keep 50%, with 50% going to the artist. Feel free to call with questions, at Haven Arts Sat and Sun from noon to 6. The gallery is open noon to 6 daily.

Location:  Haven Arts, 50 Bruckner Blvd. Bldg. A, Bronx, NY 10454, US
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Grant Possibility for Minnesota-Based emerging artists
Deadline:  September 8, 2008
The Jerome Foundation and Northern Lights, a new Twin Cities-based arts agency, with fiscal sponsor Forecast Public Art, announce Art(ists) on the Verge (AOV), a new two-track fellowship and mentoring program for Minnesota-based, emerging artists working experimentally at the intersection and technology, with a focus on practices that are social, collaborative and/or participatory.

Informational sessions about the Art(ists) on the Verge Fellowship and Mentorship programs will be held July 21 at 6:00 pm at Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, and August 15 at 12:00 pm at the Jerome Foundation, 400 Sibley Street, Suite 125, St. Paul, MN.
Location:  MN, US
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SHIFTING TERRAIN - Dancing new ways of perceiving,
Lars Schmidt,
3 - 7 September 2008. Four exceptional, intercultural days of exploring, sharing and developing your own understanding of the interconnected nature of all life on this planet. This retreat weaves together exploratory research in dance, somatics and holistic approaches to ecological thinking. Dive into the basis of sustainable living. Develop a new consciousness. Fee: 260 € / early registration discount (when booked by July 31st): 230 €, Food in Stolzenhagen: 60 €, Housing in Stolzenhagen: 28 € or more if you want a (semi-)private room. Facilitators: Satu Palokangas, Stefa Roth, Bruno Caverna, Lars Schmidt
Location:  Ponderosa Guesthouse, Gut Stolzenhagen, 16248 Stolzenhagen, Germany.
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SHIFTING TERRAIN - Dancing new ways of perceiving,
Lars Schmidt,
3 - 7 September 2008. Four exceptional, intercultural days of exploring, sharing and developing your own understanding of the interconnected nature of all life on this planet. This retreat weaves together exploratory research in dance, somatics and holistic approaches to ecological thinking. Dive into the basis of sustainable living. Develop a new consciousness. Fee: 260 € / early registration discount (when booked by July 31st): 230 €, Food in Stolzenhagen: 60 €, Housing in Stolzenhagen: 28 € or more if you want a (semi-)private room. Facilitators: Satu Palokangas, Stefa Roth, Bruno Caverna, Lars Schmidt
Location:  Ponderosa Guesthouse, Gut Stolzenhagen, 16248 Stolzenhagen, Germany.
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University of Maryland Interplay Sculpture Competition
Deadline:  September 2, 2008
The University of Maryland Public Art Project announces a national competition called INTERPLAY. Interplay blends several objectives: to create a dynamic environment for public and social engagement, to serve as a contemplative place for individuals to experience contemporary art, and to embrace the scholarly spirit of a distinguished institution of higher education and research. Requests for Qualifications are invited from experienced artists or artist/design teams, to develop a site-specific public artworks for the University of Maryland. The work will be part of the renovation of a courtyard in proximity to the university's visual art and humanities buildings. Three individual projects will be considered, or a design that negotiates the entire space as one concept. The total budget for the project is $450,000 including all fees and associated costs.
Location:  College Park, MD, US
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Mullingar Arts Centre: Call for Submissions
Deadline:  September 1, 2008
The Mullingar Arts Centre is now accepting proposals for its 2008 - 2009 Gallery Programme. Proposals are especially welcome from established artists and from graduates seeking group shows. Group submissions are also welcome from established artists. Interested parties should include in their proposals: Slides / Photographs/CD of recent work Details about the proposed exhibition. C.V. of the artist and a biography/artists statement. Proposals should be marked Gallery Submissions September 2008 - July 2008. Closing date for proposals is September 2008.
Location:  Maeve Murray (Gallery Supervisor), Market House Gallery, Market Square, Mullingar, CO. Westmeath, Ireland.
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Seeking a Green Video Blogger
Posted by:  Samantha Rose,
Are you creative? Has anyone ever said you're entrepreneurial? Do you love being in front of a camera? Do you think you're capable of reporting the news? Do you like to browse YouTube? Have you ever watched Jon Stewart's The Daily Show? Have you seen Rocketboom with Joanne Colan? If the answers to all of these questions were yes, then I might have the perfect OM position for you. We are searching for a creative, imaginative, entrepreneurial individual!

The Video Blog Editor will be responsible for posting each of their blogs via video. You'll be required to own your own equipment and have knowledge and experience using Imovie or Windows Movie Maker. The Video Blog Editor will be responsible for locating guest bloggers, reaching out to local "green" business owners, activists, politicians, completing product reviews, or just doing general green blogging via video so that our blog is more personal.

Ideally, we would love for this blogger to reside in a large city such as New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, etc. This individual would be required to maintain the Organic Mechanic's YouTube page, while also posting their 10 videos to the blog. Eventually we would want this individual to produce podcasts.
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Penn State Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library
Deadline:  August 29, 2008
The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts seeks to commission a unique work of art in any permanent media on behalf of the Pennsylvania State University for the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library in the Stuckeman Family Building on Penn State's University Park campus. The work will respond to the values embodied in Penn State's new Stuckeman Family Building for the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. The commission will be worth $33,000 to the selected artist.
Location:  State College, PA, US
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Last Call for Body/Landscape Workshop on Inis Oirr
Deadline:  August 29, 2008
Last call for intensive 7-day workshop on Inis Oirr with Frank van de Ven. The workshop proposes strategies to confront our bodies with the multiplicity, unpredictability, directness and autonomy of the natural environment and to develop consciousness of the body as an ever evolving landscape within a greater surrounding landscape.

Programme includes MB (mind/body, muscles/bones) dance training, practice of and reflection on physical and mental training, walking and wandering, silent walk, pilgrimage and nocturnal journeys and various modes of experiencing body, movement and landscape. Course runs from 14 to 20 September 2008. Applications to Frank van de Ven, Body Weather Amsterdam: E: Further information available from Seamus Dunbar at: E:
Location:  Inis Oirr, Ireland

Posted by:  Zoe Cohen,
Deadline:  August 29, 2008
Ephemerality is an experimental gallery exhibition at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, a 350- acre land preserve in Philadelphia, PA. Artists will be selected to create temporary artworks with natural materials on the grounds of the Schuylkill Center. The artworks created will last no more than 24 hours, and the installation, sculpture, intervention, or event created will be documented by the artist using photography or video, and text. The visual and written documentation will comprise the gallery exhibition. Visual artists of all disciplines are invited to apply, and collaborative or collective entries are welcome.
Location:  8480 Hagy's Mill Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19128
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The Art of Action: Shaping Vermont's Future Through Art
Deadline:  August 28, 2008
VISIONARIES WANTED! "The Art of Action: Shaping Vermont's Future Through Art". What's your vision of Vermont? The Vermont Arts Council, in collaboration with entrepreneur and philanthropist Lyman Orton, is commissioning two-dimensional works of art that articulate Vermont's social, political, environmental, and economic future and inspire people to take action.

Ten artists will receive commissions ranging from $10,000 to $40,000 (average will be $25,000). Visual artists who are U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age are eligible to apply. For more information visit The complete RFQ and application information can be found at
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etc.spaces of Moss Rock Festival - Call for Proposals
Posted by:  Jess Marie Walker,
Deadline:  August 22, 2008
Selected proposals from three categories, 1) Design, 2) Design/Build and 3) Sculpture/Installation, will be exhibited and judged for tiered awards and prize money at the 2008 Moss Rock Festival, November 1st & 2nd. Notification of "Intent to Submit a Proposal" is requested by phone (205-595-6306) or email.
Location:  The Village Green in The Preserve, Hoover, AL
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Muskwa-Kechika Artist and Naturalist Camps
Posted by:  T: (250) 262-0065, F: (250) 262-0077
The M-K Artist Camp (August 7-14, 2008) and the M-K Naturalist Camp (August 14-21, 2008) seeks to raise awareness of the values of the Muskwa-Kechika and to allow artists and naturalists to broaden their knowledge of the land, water, plants, and animals critical to the ecosystem of the Muskwa-Kechika, in northern British Columbia. For more information on the camps, please visit the website.
Location:  Muskwa-Kechika Information Office, C/O Muskwa-Kechika Advisory Board Coordinator, Suite 200, 9523-100th St., Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada V1J 4N4. [mailing address]
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Our Environment; the Good, Bad and the Ugly
Deadline:  August 18, 2008
Theme: Our Environment; the Good, Bad and the Ugly, will tell a story of the human foot print left on this earth. This exhibition is for those who consider themselves nature conservationists and just photographers with a conscience. It's time to go green.

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all domestic and international, professional and amateur, photographers working with digital or traditional photography or combinations of both. The Center for Fine Art Photography invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Juror: Robert Glenn Ketchum. See website for more information.
Location:  US
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Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection
Deadline:  August 15, 2008
Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection is issuing a request for proposals for a site-specific project to be located in the city of Terre Haute, Indiana on the campus of Indiana State University. This call is for a sculpture to be located in front of the new Indiana State University Recreation Sports Center. This facility will be completed in 2009. The artist's budget is $62,000, all inclusive (excluding site preparation, lighting and landscaping).
Location:  Terre Haute, IN
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Sandals Royal Bahamian Issues Call to Local Artists for Recycling Initiative
Posted by:  Melissa Nichols,
Deadline:  August 15, 2008
Sandals Royal Bahamian is on the hunt for an artist with a real 'can' do attitude to join them for a unique recycling project - turning old cans into a work of art! To raise awareness of recycling within the Bahamas, the resort will be commissioning a local artist to utilize the cans to create something memorable with $500 paid for the winning idea. Melissa Nichols, Environmental Manager at Sandals Royal Bahamian commented, "We're challenging local artists with a passion for the environment to tell us what they'd create out of the empty cans. The best and most innovative idea will be commissioned."

To submit their idea, artists should email a short written or call (242) 327 6400 ex 6316 no later than Friday August 15th 2008 with the winner notified by telephone on Tuesday August 19th 2008 and the winning artist given up to a month to create their masterpiece. The resort plans to unveil the artwork during September before dismantling and recycling the cans.
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Heritage Village Public Art Project
Deadline:  August 11, 2008
The Pinellas County Cultural Affairs Department, under the guidance of the Public Art and Design Committee is issuing a Call-to-Artists to compete for a public art project in association with a living history and museum site known as Heritage Village.

The public art component of this project focuses on the four major interpretative themes: Coastal Living, Agriculture, Community Life and Tourism. It is anticipated that the proposed artwork will consist of four separate outdoor sculptures; each sculpture as an identifier related to each of the four interpretative themes. These sculptural works will be strategically placed within each of these four thematic locations. The total budget for the art is $100,000.
Location:  Largo, FL
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City of Kenmore, WA + City Hall Front Entry and Lobby
Deadline:  August 11, 2008
The City of Kenmore is seeking an artist from Washington or Oregon to create site specific work for its new City Hall development. A prominent zone has been identified as the primary location for the artist's work. The art zone includes the front entry to the facility which is a covered outdoor terrace that will overlook a future plaza expansion, as well as the interior lobby space. The City Hall development is an exciting step in the City's efforts to revitalize its downtown and create a vibrant civic and retail core. The plan for the downtown supports the creation of a pedestrian-friendly environment with gracious open spaces, public gathering opportunities and residential housing units. The total budget for the project is $129,000. Project partners include: City of Kenmore, Weinstein AU, Murase Associates, KPFF Consulting Engineers, Olympic Associates, BN Builders and 4Culture.
Location:  Kenmore, WA, US
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Landscape and Nature Photography Workshop
Deadline:  August 10, 2008
5-day landscape and nature photography workshop with Carsten Kreiger is taking place at the Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare between 11 and 15 August 2008. You will learn how to choose the right equipment for your needs, how to get correctly exposed images, the easy way, every time, when and how to use graduated neutral density filters and the polarising filter, developing and printing using RAW conversion, how to work with curves, colour correction, sharpening, noise reduction and preparing your digital files for print using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Learn the rules of composition and when to break them, and how to develop your own style. Fee is E540, max. no. participants is 6. For bookings contact: T:065 7077200
Location:  Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, IE
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Open Call - Digital'08: Imagination On Behalf Of Our Planet
Deadline:  August 10, 2008
Digital'08: Imagination On Behalf Of Our Planet, 10th International Digital Print Open Competition/Exhibition at the New York Hall of Science, October 4, 2008 - January 25, 2009. Organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI).

What are the artists, scientists, and technologists of the twenty-first century thinking about our current environmental challenges? Can their artwork imagine new, positive approaches to sustaining life on planet Earth? Can it inspire us to confront the consequences of our current ways of living? Through the almost limitless possibilities of digital image technologies, we invite our competition entrants to examine their environmental concerns, indulge their fantasies, and then share their fabricated/montaged visions of how a sustainable future might look, which might include new types of hybrid forms: plants, animals, humans, cities, transportation systems, food, etc. Let's boldly envision on behalf of our planet!

CO-JURORS: Michael John Gorman, Director of the Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin; Cynthia Pannucci, Founder/Director, Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.(ASCI).
Location:  Mike Lane, Exhibit Dept., The New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona Park, Queens, New York, NY 11368, US
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Climate Camp Earth Art Project
Posted by:  Kate Wilkinson,
Deadline:  August 3, 2008
Looking for volunteers to help set up and create an earth art space at the climate camp this year, 3rd - 11th August. It is intended to be a space of peace and education through creative interaction with the earth, involving natural or found materials from the site. The project encourages people to take time to interact with the earth and find connection to themselves and each other.
Location:  Kingsnorth, Kent, GB
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The Art of Papermaking
Jacqueline Mallegni,
Deadline:  July 12, 2008
Saturday, July 12 or August 9, 2008. Fee: $125. Pre-registration necessary. Spend a day making paper from Kozo, a highly regarded Asian fiber used for centuries in the paper arts. The class will begin with a short walk collecting plant materials from nearby environs that will then be added to the fiber creating interesting textural affects in the paper. 'Wabi-sabi', the essence of elegance and simplicity will be the philosophical thread that weaves through our day devoted to creative process; from beating the fiber, sheet formation to drying.
Location:  Bolinas, CA, US
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Heating Up
Posted by:  Paula Danoff,
Deadline:  August 8, 2008
"Heating Up" is an exhibition of artists who are creating a cultural discourse around the topics of climate change and ecosystem degradation. The artists may use a range of methods and media-including installations, drawings, sculpture, photography and/or projects that involve the community. The artists in "Heating Up" will challenge viewers to initiate dialogues and engage in actions that can help heal our planet's fragile ecosystems. Please contact us with questions.
Location:  Evanston Art Center, 2603 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60093, US
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Call for Artists: The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
Posted by:  Kevin Vaughan-Brubaker, kevin.vaughanbrubaker@pho
Deadline:  August 8, 2008
The Phoenix Public Art Program invites professional Arizona artists and teams to apply for new major public art commissions in Phoenix. Selected artists/teams will work with the project design team and various City of Phoenix staff (Parks and Recreation, Streets Transportation, Transit and Water Services) to integrate art into city infrastructure and open spaces. The talent pool developed through this call may be used, depending on eligibility, to select artists for additional future Phoenix Public Art projects. Applicants to this call will be considered for each project, also depending on eligibility.
Location:  200 W. Washington St., 10th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003-1611
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Changing Landscapes: A Dialogue Between Art and the Environment
Posted by:  Cammie Hill-Prewitt,
Deadline:  August 4, 2008
The world's natural and built environments are endangered and the need to seriously engage contemporary thinking about these disappearing landscapes through the creation of art is of paramount importance. A Studio in the Woods, located in the Louisiana wetlands, has observed firsthand the dynamic nature of this rapidly changing territory which in turn affects the entire northern hemisphere. We envision this as a powerful context for the exploration of critical thinking, the development of new ideas and strategies, and using the creative process as a catalyst for social change.

With this in mind, we invite artists to submit applications to our inaugural environmental residency series entitled Changing Landscapes, addressing the ecological challenges exemplified by Southern Louisiana. The call is open to artists of all disciplines who have demonstrated an established dialogue with environmental issues and a commitment to seeking and plowing new ground. Artists are invited to design their own interface with the public and are encouraged to propose ways to engage the larger community of New Orleans and beyond. Three six-week residencies which include a stipend and supply budget are to be offered between November 2008 and April 2009.
Location:  13401 Patterson Road, New Orleans, LA 70118
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A.I.R. International Artists Residencies- BUDAPEST, Hungary
Posted by:  Beata Szechy,
Deadline:  August 1, 2008
We are proud to announce that our residency/seminar program due to it's success has been expanded. The Hungarian Multicultural Center (HMC) is currently accepting applications for the Budapest - International Artist/Writer Residencies Program. Dates:
1.) Wed. September 24 - Tue. October 7, 2008, Seminarium on September 26th.
2.) Wed. November 5 - Tue. November 18, 2008, Seminarium on November 5th.
3.) Sat. December 27 - Fri. January 9, 2008, Seminarium on December 29 and 30th

The HMC invites interested visual artists, musicians, film makers and writers to submit application for its residencies program. The major role of the artists is to promote through art and cultural diversity and to preserve common values. Intercultural dialogue through art is an important instrument. Art is not a means - art is a space in which everything is possible, in which different times, subjects and objects, sometimes divergent, coexist. Through art, culture, tolerance, initiating a dialogue among nations, among various artistic expressions, a real dialog among real people. While HMC does not provide funding for residencies, we are helping to facilitate the creation of programs and support the costs of the exhibitions.
Location:  Balatonfured, HU
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Des Moines Library Sculpture Project
Deadline:  August 1, 2008
The Des Moines Library Sculpture Project Committee, on behalf of the Friends of the Des Moines Library, invites conceptual proposals for a child-friendly, maritime-themed, outdoor metal sculpture to be placed near the entrance of the Library in Des Moines, Washington. This competition is open to all sculptors working in Washington State.
Location:  21620 11th Avenue S., Des Moines, WA 98198, US
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Centennial Park Site-Specific Sculpture
Deadline:  August 1, 2008
The City of Fort Myers, by and through its Public Art Committee, seeks to commission an artist/artist team to create, fabricate and install a signature, site-specific sculpture for Centennial Park located in River District of downtown Fort Myers along the Caloosahatchee River.

This work is to engage and excite the viewer and serve as a unique landmark for this premiere section of downtown which is currently undergoing extensive restoration and renewal as part of the city's redevelopment efforts. Centennial Park hosts a number of festivals, events and concerts annually. Therefore, the artwork must be durable, low maintenance and appropriate to the site. Artists should take into consideration the site's proximity to the water, the tropical climate and the high degree of urban exposure. The budget is $100,000, all inclusive.
Location:  City of Fort Myers, FL, US
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Call for Artists - Sustainable Art Workbook
Posted by:  Professor Anna Novakov,
Professor Anna Novakov, chair of the art and art history department at St. Mary's College of California is compiling this year's Sustainable Art Workbook. The e-workbook, published annually, will be available to high school and university educators online and free of charge. The workbook showcases innovative green art assignments from different parts of the world. If you would like to participate please send a brief bio and three simple class assignments to

Call for: Dig Your Hands in the Dirt
Posted by:  To contact Kiko call 541-438-4300,
Deadline:  July 31, 2008
Community-based earth art - If you or someone you know has worked on or been involved with any kind of community-based earthen art project, you are invited to share your story and photos for a Web-based publishing project based on the book "Dig Your Hands in the Dirt." For information see the website. When enough material is gathered, submissions might be incorporated into a book and traveling exhibit of beautiful, varied, inspiring art made of mud. The editors/coordinators of the project are Kiko Denzer and Georgie Donais.
Location:  Online
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Antennae, Journal of Nature in Visual Culture - Call for Papers and Visual Work
Posted by:  Giovanni Aloi,
Deadline:  July 31, 2008
Antennae is the online Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, (please visit our website at The downloadable quarterly publication is free to all readers. The thematic approach of each issue means that Antennae is always on the lookout for challenging and nature-based work. Our focus revolves around the academic fields of Animal-Studies and Environmental-Studies; although we regularly publish high standard academic text, we aim to mix this with non-academic writing and challenging works of art in order to reach a diverse and broad audience.

We are currently planning an 'environmental issue' of Antennae to be published towards the end of the year 2008. Please send us papers and visual work that may fit the subject, we will be very interested in seeing and reading your work. Please email us for questions.
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Salida Residencies
Deadline:  August 1, 2008
Colorado Art Ranch and Art Works for the Heart of the Rockies will host 5 visual and literary artists near Salida Colorado. The residency Begins September 28, 2008 and ends October 30, 2008.

The Cliffside home sits above the Chalk Creek Valley and just under the 800 feet tall Chalk Cliffs. The home is a Frank Lloyd Wright design which makes all the spaces functional and useful. Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort is just down the hill, you may drive up to the famous ghost town of St. Elmo or go hiking along the Colorado Trail. Salida and Buena Vista are 15-20 minutes away.

Residents will be our guests at the Artposium in Denver, and will have transportation and housing for that event.
Location:  6878 Taft Court, Arvada, CO 80004, US
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Shoot Nations Global Photography Competition: Young People In a Changing Climate
Deadline:  July 31, 2008
"Young People In a Changing Climate" is the theme of the third annual Shoot Nations online global photography competition for young people 11-24. Presented by the international children's charity Plan and photography-event organizers Shoot Experience, the contest asks entrants to portray the current effects of climate change on their lives, how they can act now to reduce these effects, how their environment will change in the years to come and how they might adapt to that change.

Entries are accepted May 1-July 31, 2008. The best entrants will have the chance to win a trip to New York and be exhibited at the United Nations HQ as part of International Youth Day, August 12. Last year the competition received 1,500 entries from 85 countries. More than 4,500 people attended exhibitions of Shoot Nations photographs on four continents. See website for complete details.
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Art Adventures
Weekly Rocky Mountain Nature Association (RMNA) youth field seminars in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) began on June 19 and continue through July 30. The youth seminar "Art Adventures" takes place at Lilly Lake on Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. This series of seminars (for children ages six to nine) focuses on nature through various forms of art. Children learn to view art in nature (leaves, butterflies, pine cones, rocks, lichen, etcetera) and express their appreciation of nature though sketching, painting and making collages and sculpture. They can take one class or enroll in the whole series.
Location:  US
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Le coLLombier Artist Residency in Cunlhat, France
Posted by:  M. le Maire de Cunlhat La directrice du coLLombier, T:,
Deadline:  July 28, 2008
Village of Cunlhat in France invites applicants for an Artist Residency during the 6th annual Chantiers d'Arts Festival July 21-28, 2008. For one week, artists are invited to create in the streets of Cunlhat. The theme of the Chantiers d'Arts 2008 is "Animals", those that fly, walk or slither. Artists are invited to interpret this theme using ephemeral installations, sculpture, wood, metal or fabric, sound or light all are possible. More information:
Location:  France
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City of Bend, OR + Roundabout Artwork
Deadline:  July 28, 2008

Art in Public Places, Inc. (AiPP) on behalf of the public art initiative for the City of Bend, Oregon known as ArtMatch, seeks to commission a permanent large scale work of art for the roundabout (traffic circle) at Riverbend Community Park at 799 S.W. Columbia Street in Bend, Oregon. This is an open competition for professional artists residing in the Northwest United States, specifically the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Northern California. The funds available for the commission of a work of art shall not exceed $75,000.
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Environmental Art Workshop: Thinking Green
Posted by:  (970) 923-3181,
Concept: Students will identify and explore environmental concerns and how they might be translated into art. We will be working on a group project about the region. Discussions on the relationship between art and the environment, and on the dynamics of environmental art and sculpture will be led by John K. Grande, a guest critic and writer in the workshop.

Media & Techniques: Site-specific group sculpture project and discussions will revolve around natural materials. Activities: Slides,lectures and discussions on all realms of sculpture and ideas. Technical demos, studio work, individual and group discussions along with site planning and model construction. Dates: July 21, 2008 - July 25, 2008. Alan Sonfist, Instructor, John Grande, Special Guest Artist. Skill Level: Open to All.
Location:  Anderson Ranch Arts Center, 5263 Owl Creek Road , Snowmass Village, CO 81615, US
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Kids Summer Art Camps: Eco-friendly Art Week
July 21-25, come learn how to make everything yourself! During this week, students will learn eco-friendly art skills such as make and name your own color crayon, outside chalk, found object sculptures and much more! Local and organic snacks will be provided. This week is perfect for children ages 6-10.
Location:  Redux Contemporary Art Center 136 St. Philip St. , Charleston SC 29403
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Tephford Park
Deadline:  July 22, 2008
The Tamarac Public Art Committee is seeking to commission an artist or artist team to create a permanent original sculpture located at Tephford Park. Tephford Park encompasses approximately 22 acres and is located south of the C-14 Canal (a 250-wide waterway) and west of Nob Hill Road. One mile to the west of the site reserved for public art is a conservation area adjacent to the Florida Everglades.

The sculpture should communicate a sense of motion in a natural, tranquil environment. The sculpture will be placed on a pedestal reserved for public art. The pedestal is located in a circular seating area. The height of the sculpture will be restricted to fourteen (14) feet due to overhead power lines. The budget for the public art project is $125,000. Please visit the City's website to view the complete call.
Location:  Tamarac, FL, US
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Beaverton, OR + Temporary Sculpture Installation
Deadline:  July 21, 2008
Sculptors are invited to submit slides or digital images of existing sculptural works to be considered for temporary placement (12 months) in an open air setting in downtown Beaverton, Oregon.

This public art project will result in the installation and exhibition of two, free-standing sculptural works of art for a period of 12 months at two sites in a new City plaza along Lombard Street. The submitted artwork should touch upon the theme of sustainability. Selected work will be exposed to the elements and must be able to withstand the normal wear and tear experienced by public art in an outdoor setting. The budget for this project will not exceed $6,000 (includes a 12-month rental fee of $2,000 and up to $1,000 for transportation, installation, decommissioning and removal, and commercial general liability insurance for each of the sculptural works).
Location:  Beaverton, OR, US
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Outdoor Mosaic Mural
Deadline:  July 21, 2008
The Town of Breckenridge Public Art Commission is seeking to commission an outdoor mosaic mural for the Timberline Learning Center (new childcare facility) in Breckenridge, Colorado. Contact Gretchen Senne to obtain an application.
Location:  Breckenridge, CO, US

Green Bag Lady Performance Event in Nashville
Posted by:  Teresa Van Hatten-Granath,
Deadline:  July 19, 2008
I will be sewing and giving out free handmade fabric bags to anyone that promises to use them instead of paper or plastic. I have already given out over 650 bags to 37 US states and 6 other countries and have a backlog of over 1400+ bags still to send. If you visit my site, you can also download the free bag pattern and watch the "How to make a bag" video. July 19, 2008 at 10:30 a.m.
Location:  Shelby Park Nature Center, Nashville, TN, US
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All Green Hollywood Charity Event: Green Art Gallery
Posted by:  Jessica Jordan,
Deadline:  July 19, 2008
Call for submissions to an all Green Charity Event, Avalon in Hollywood, called "Humanitaire Battle of the DJs" on August 29. All ticket proceeds benefit Global Green USA. Run exclusively "green" and eco-friendly, the event will feature an organic beer garden, green carpet and a green art gallery. We are looking for artists to integrate their work into our Green Gallery. We are booking seven artists, and cost is $200. You are free to setup your exhibit any way you'd like for the expected 2,200 guests and would be on exhibit from 8 pm to about 11 pm.
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Memorial Drive: Landscape of Memory
Deadline:  July 17, 2008
The City of Calgary Public Art Program, in conjunction with the Utilities and Environmental Protection and Parks departments, is seeking Expressions of Interest (i.e. Request for Qualifications) from artists with demonstrated experience in the field of public art, ability to work collaboratively in a design team environment and work within set budgets and construction schedules. Memorial Drive is one of Calgary's most cherished corridors in terms of history, location, proximity to the Bow River, and its relationship with both the communities adjacent to the Drive and the larger community of Calgary. The total budget for public art is $1 million CDN.

The Public Art Program seeks an artist to work as a member of the Design Team to consult on the overall 9.5 km redevelopment including the "Poppy Plaza" – an urban commemorative gathering space and lead the development of a major public art project at the "Parkdale node", a key location and one of five nodes on the Drive.
Location:  Calgary, Alberta, CA
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Shepard Wetlands Legacy Park
Deadline:  July 17, 2008
The City of Calgary Public Art Program, in conjunction with the Utilities and Environmental Protection (UEP) and Parks departments, is seeking Expressions of Interest from qualified artists or artist teams with a demonstrated ability to produce large scale public art. The Shepard Wetlands Legacy Park public art projects are to be produced by artist(s)/artist team(s) whose expertise must include practical, demonstrated experience in the field of public art, collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams and ability to work within set budgets and construction schedules. The total budget for public art is $1.85 million CDN. The selection panel may select more than one artist to develop a series of public art projects.
Location:  Calgary, Alberta, CA
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Art on the Gwynns Falls Trail and Media Sprout Festival
Posted by:  Elsa Lankford, elankford@towson.ed
Deadline:  July 17, 2008
The organizers of the 7th Art on the Gwynns Falls Trail and 2nd Annual Media Sprout Festival invite artists and performers to submit proposals for sculptural, performative, and multimedia artworks.
Location:  Baltimore, MD
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San Francisco International Airport: Terminal 2 Remodel
Deadline:  July 16, 2008
The San Francisco Arts Commission is seeking to establish a pre-qualified pool of professional artists for consideration for a variety of public art projects located at San Francisco International Airport. We encourage artists using a variety of artistic approaches and media to apply. The remodeling and opening of Terminal 2 is a fast track capital project. Artists selected for this project must be available to being work no later than Sept. 1, 2008. The remodel of T-2 will generate $3.2 million in art enrichment funds. Project budgets are estimated to be between $100,000 and $1 million.

With the opening of the new International Terminal in 2000, the old international terminal, Terminal 2, closed. Terminal 2 is now being completely remodeled as a domestic terminal. The remodeled terminal will provide multiple opportunities for artists working in a variety of media. Project opportunities may include, but are not limited to: the glass curtain wall at the entry of the terminal, suspended artworks, and artworks that feature the use of either or both artificial and natural light.
Location:  San Francisco, CA, US
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South Park, WA + South Park Bridge Replacement Project
Deadline:  July 14, 2008
4Culture and the King County Department of Transportation Bridge Division are seeking a United States artist as design team member on the South Park Bridge Replacement Project. The qualified applicant will have experience working in design team collaborations for large, transportation infrastructure projects and or specifically bridge projects, with additional experience working with Landmark structures. The selected artist will be asked to realize innovative solutions respectful of local historic context within a culturally and economically diverse community. The selected artist shall receive a Design Contract for $60,000. Upon proposal review and approval the artist shall be awarded a contract for Commissioned Artwork for $240,000 plus applicable construction credits. See website for details.
Location:  US
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King County + 2008 Harvest Celebration Project
Deadline:  July 11, 2008
Washington State University King County Extension is seeking image rights to an original artwork, which captures the spirit of the King County Harvest Celebration Tour. The most competitive images will be contemporary, colorful expressions of agricultural themes. An honorarium of $500 will be offered for rights to the selected image of an artwork by a King County-based artist. This project is open to artists residing in King County, Washington. Selection panel members, project personnel, and immediate family members of the above are not eligible to apply.
Location:  200 Mill Ave S., Suite 100, Renton, WA 98057, US
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"A Practical Demonstration" International Help Needed!
Deadline:  July 11, 2008
On Friday July 11th, Machine Project will be presenting the edited stunt footage with a live video feed of the sun at high noon around the world. This will happen by having a participant in every time zone point their computer camera to the sky between 11:30am and 12:30pm, thus a human chain, one timezone handing off to the next, follows the sun around the globe perpetually holding it aloft and feeding back "mid-day" to Machine Project via live video. This event/video would be projected in the space live for 24 hours.

If you or someone you know is reading this from a time zone other than California and would like to participate, please email us at with subject line SUN. A list of the time zones and countries we are looking for can be found on our website.
Location:  Worldwide.
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Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Integrated Art
Deadline:  July 8, 2008
The Metropolitan Council, on behalf of the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (CCLRT) project is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking artists for the design, fabrication and installation of integrated art on the CCLRT. The Council is seeking up to five artists to create integrated, outdoor public art to enhance 15 new light rail stations. The CCLRT is an 11-mile light rail corridor connecting downtown Saint Paul and downtown Minneapolis. Integrated art is that which enhances existing system elements, rather than creates a freestanding art piece. Examples include customized platform paving, shelters, furnishings, barriers, railings, and monuments/markers. Fee for each station is approximately $187,000 and individual contract amounts will vary depending upon the number of stations awarded to a particular artist or artist team. For information on requesting an RFQ, visit the website.
Location:  Minneapolis, MN, US
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Create a Tree of Cell Phones
Posted by:  Call Angela Beaubien, 734-205-2207,
Deadline:  July 1, 2008
An artistic tree sculpture that would illustrate the cell phone recycling process:
Roots will consist of phones in the condition they are in at the point when a consumer retires the phone. Trunk and bark will be the interior elements of phones in the order of disassembly as they are prepared for recycling. Branches will consist of refurbished phones, ready for market. Leaves of the tree will be made of SIM cards, to illustrate the protection and removal of personal data and information. Fruit on the tree will contain images and statistics of the benefits of the Virgin Mobile cell phone recycling program (to be provided). The dimension of the space at the festival is 24 ft diameter, 16 ft in the center and 7 ft at the edges.

If you are interested in tackling this project, please provide a price estimate. ReCellular, Inc. would provide the supplies.
Location:  2555 Bishop Circle West , Dexter, MI 48130, US
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13th Levka Ori Creative Encounters in Crete
Deadline:  July 1, 2008
The 13th Levka Ori Creative Encounters in Crete is an interdisciplinary international artists meeting in the Cretan mountains. THEME 2008: ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE IMAGINATION, an interdisciplinary project blending art and archaeology, Paleochora, August 23 - 28, 2008.

For the last 12 years, art lovers and adepts of new technology from different countries have gathered in Crete in the late summer to create visual, literary or audio art works 'in situ'. in fact artists and art lovers attempt to give concrete form to one or more ideas in a specific landscape. the environment is the theatre in which the work of art evolves. "Magnesia", the utopian city of Plato, may particularly give inspiration to many different disciplines to unfold their ideas in 2008. Register online. Limit of participants: 15. End of registrations: 15 June 08. Registration fee: 50 Euros; the registration fee will be refunded when you arrive on crete. Please visit website for more details.
Location:  Paleochora, Crete, Greece
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Green Gathering: Call for Submissions
Posted by:  Steph Atkins,
Deadline:  June 30, 2008
Calling for outdoor installation pieces to be exhibited at this year's green gathering festival which takes place from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th August. This is a great opportunity for artist to display and promote their work in the grounds of Woodbrook House; all successful applicants will be included in a catalogue and have the opportunity to sell their work with no commission taken by the festival. For more information on the festival log-on to

Submissions must be in context to the green ethos of the festival, and of a high standard, both in presentation and in content. There is a submission fee of €10 per artist with a limit of 3 pieces per person. A photo or sketch with a brief description of work is all that is needed. Submissions and fee (cheque or postal order made payable to the Irish Green Gathering), should be sent to address below. Closing date for submissions 30th June 2008. For any enquiries regarding the arts trail contact Steph Atkins.
Location:  Woodbrook House, Kilanne, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland
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St. Roch Art Walk RFQ
Posted by:  Mary Len Costa, 504-523-1465,
Deadline:  June 30, 2008
The Arts Council of New Orleans and the St. Roch Project are seeking an artist or artists' team to work with the diverse and resilient St. Roch neighborhood residents to create a lasting work of art that influences the rebuilding of their community and celebrates the cultural abundance within the area, while providing an understanding of the significant history of the St. Roch community and its contributions to greater New Orleans culture. Please visit the Arts Council's website to download the complete RFQ, and for more information on the Arts Council's history of placing art in the public venue.

For more info on the overall project and the St. Roch community, please view Should artists have comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mary Len Costa.
Location:  St. Roch Project, Arts Council of New Orleans, 818 Howard Avenue #300, New Orleans, LA 70113, US
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Endangered World: Nominate a Species
Deadline:  June 30, 2008
On June 30th, 2008, Miami artist Xavier Cortada will create the Endangered World installation at the North Pole. He will create 360 flags; each will display the scientific name of an endangered animal and be placed around the North Pole aligned along the longitude where that animal struggles for survival in the world below. Please help select the 360 endangered species to be featured in the art installation. Go to the website to nominate the animal you want to showcase at the North Pole. For more information on the project or assistance with posting your image to the website, please send an e-mail. To learn about this and other installations Cortada is bringing to the North Pole, please visit the artist's participatory art website at
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Volunteers Needed for "Field Guide", an ArtInAction Site-Specific Installation
Posted by:  Elizabeth Underwood, Director, 504-388-9844,

"Art In Action" is proud to sponsor "Field Guide", a site-specific installation by contemporary artist Jacqueline Bishop at the historical Milne Boys Home in Gentilly. "Field Guide" will be initiated June 26th with a formal unveiling July 26th. In her efforts to call attention to the current global environmental crisis from a decidedly New Orleans perspective, Ms. Bishop will be painting 2500 originally designed stencils of indigenous and migratory Louisiana birds on the Milne site.

Volunteers are needed to assist "ArtInAction" with this installation. The primary task will be to work with Ms. Bishop in the painting of the stencils June 26 - 30. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for these 5 days. One hour shifts are available - larger time commitments will be greatly appreciated. All necessary tools and refreshments will be provided.

Working intimately with an established artist on such a progressive project, interacting with the landscape to stimulate its regeneration, and connecting with the Gentilly community will be rewarding experiences on many levels. Don't miss this opportunity to participate in the creative recovery of New Orleans! Please contact me to schedule volunteering or for further information and feel free to forward the attached press release to anyone else who might be interested in this project. ! Viva Le New Orleans !
Location:  Milne Boys Home; 5420 Franklin Avenue, Gentilly, New Orleans, LA, US
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Citysol 2008 Request for Participation
Posted by:  Christopher Kennedy, (212) 505-6050,
Deadline:  June 26, 2008
Citysol is a four-day music and art festival that celebrates the vital connection between cultural innovation and the movement for environmental sustainability. Solar One is seeking proposals for projects that will physically and creatively define the Citysol venue, a 1.9-acre space along Manhattan's East River waterfront between 18th and 23rd Streets.

All forms of artistic practice are welcome, from large structural pieces to new media works. Highly interactive projects that prompt audience participation will be favored. Selected artists will have the opportunity to build their works on-site using solar-powered tools and free materials and supplies from Solar One affiliates Build It Green (BIG) and Materials for the Arts. Solar One will additionally provide artists with modest stipends. Citysol 2008 presents a unique opportunity for artists to create new works that will shape the festival, reach new audiences, and be remembered for years to come.
Location:  Solar 1 (S1), Attn: Christopher Kennedy, 24-20 FDR Drive, Service Road East , New York, NY 10010, US
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Artist in the Community Scheme 2008 - Ireland
Posted by:  Katherine Atkinson, Project Support & Professional Development, Ph: + 01-4736600,
Deadline:  June 27, 2008
Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers grants to enable artists and communities of place or interest to work together on projects. The scheme covers all art forms. The Artist in the Community Scheme is managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, providing services for arts development and collaborative arts practice in Ireland.

The aim of the scheme is to encourage intense collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists, culminating in an artwork or a project in which the members of the community group and the artists work together in order to realise an artistic project or an event. It is essential that meaningful consultation take place between the artist and the community group, so that both parties are involved in deciding on the nature of the project. Group ownership of the art should be maintained at every stage.

There are two phases to the scheme:
Phase One, Research & Development, is open to artists who wish to research and develop a project in a community context. Maximum time frame is 3 months. The maximum amount awarded in Phase One is 1,000 Euros. Phase Two, Project Realisation, is open to communities of interest or place (or their representative organisations), planning a project of between 6 weeks and 5 months with a maximum award of 5,000 Euros, and those who are planning a project of between 6 months and 9 months with a maximum award of 10,000 Euros. For guidelines and application forms, please see website. There are two deadlines; 5pm Friday 1st February 2008 & 5pm Friday 27th June 2008.
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Artist in Residency for Belfast City Council
Posted by:  (028) 9027 0227,
Deadline:  June 26, 2008
We would like to appoint an Artist in residence to deliver an exciting new project as part of our 'Community in the City' public art project. The artist will deliver cohesive projects which work with local communities, statutory agencies and the private sector. Please note that the artist will not be required to create any pieces of public art. This is a 12 month, part-time residency for which the sum of £15,000 will be payable. See website for complete details.
Location:  Culture and Arts Unit, Belfast City Council, Cecil Ward building, 4-10 Linenhall Street, Belfast BT2 8BP
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Call for Artists: Belfast's Re-Imaging Communities Programme
Deadline:  June 26, 2008
There are a number of opportunities for public and site-specific arts projects for sites throughout Belfast as part of the Re-Imaging Communities programme supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The majority of sites will be external and projects will be on a variety of scale and budgets. Most projects will require involvement or consultation with local schools or community groups.

Artists are invited to submit CV, contact and website details and up to 12 images of previous work and a short letter of interest or artists' statement outlining relevant experience of working within the public realm and site specific work. It is anticipated that artists' details will be held on file until March 2009 and individuals will be asked to submit proposals for specific projects as they arise. It should be noted that selection for this register is NOT a guarantee of work.

Closing date for applications and submissions for the above posts is 4pm on 26 June 2008. For further information and application guidelines, please go to our or telephone Culture and Arts Unit - from Northern Ireland call (028) 9027 0461 or from Republic of Ireland +44 28 9027 0461.
Location:  Send proposals to: Culture and Arts Unit, Belfast City Council, Cecil Ward building, 4-10 Linenhall Street, Belfast BT2 8BP
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Sapphire Highway: call for interest
Posted by:  Carl Giffney,
Deadline:  June 21, 2008
The Good Hatchery is happy to present its flagship residency program entitled Sapphire Highway. Participants will spend three weeks living and working at The Good Hatchery, which is situated in East Offaly. Each selected artist will be provided with accommodation, a studio space and a stipend that will cover materials, travel expenses and an artists fee. The Good Hatchery is an artist led initiative that is interested in the boundaries that exist between creative aspirations and the formulation of meaningful art activity. Enthusiastic, uncompromised and accessible art practice is close to our hearts.

Selected artists will be asked to respond to the particularities of the surrounding area. This contextual terrain will include the surrounding land, the people that inhabit it and any concerns arising from such interaction. Sites of interest may include the Bord na Mona bogs, the Grand Canal, the Daingean reformatory, a defunct brickette factory, a wood of hazel, the nearby lakes, the N4 motorway, and the local community.

Sapphire Highway was formulated to charter the manners in which enthusiastic and meaningful art can operate accessibly in rural locations. In their last weeks, artists will be asked to devise some method that will allow their work to interact with local inhabitants or surroundings. These interactions, events or happenings can be of any kind, size or duration, the more novel and considerate the better. They will each be documented and presented in the form a publication that will be launched in Autumn. The residencies are scheduled to begin in late July. By answering this call for interest before 21st June you will be sent details of the brief, the running dates and of the Hatchery itself. You will also be informed about an upcoming site visit.
Location:  Outside Daingean, Co. Offaly, Ireland
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Painting Paradise: Call for Submissions
Deadline:  June 21, 2008
PAINTING PARADISE - A Positive Vibrations Art event..Call for art (and poetry) inspired by nature. Exhibition occurs in the Quay co-op, Cork, October-December. Selected artists will have wall space for 8 weeks. €5 per entry. Fundraiser to help those in need, Ethiopia.

Keep it simple! No CVs, statements or life stories. Submit a photo of your painting/doodle/poem by June 21st to the curator: Kat, Positive Vibrations Art, 85 Barrack Street, Cork. Please include a stamp if you want photos returned. No entries on disc, hard copy format only.
Location:  Kat, Positive Vibrations Art, 85 Barrack Street, Cork, Ireland

2008 Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival
Posted by:  P: 416-531-1769 F: 416-531-8985,
Deadline:  June 20, 2008
Early deadline: May 23rd, 2008 / Final deadline: June 20th, 2008.
Planet in Focus, Canada's most acclaimed international environmental film and video festival, showcases outstanding and compelling films and videos covering a broad range of environmental themes by Canadian and international filmmakers. Our mission is to screen and promote the use of film and video across Canada and internationally as a catalyst for public awareness, discussion, and appropriate action on the environmental, ecological and social health of the planet. Recognizing that the 'environment' is contested terrain, both as a biophysical entity and as a philosophical frame, Planet in Focus invites submissions in all genres that critically examine the concept of 'environment' and challenge current human/nature relations.

Planet in Focus accepts submissions produced as of January 1st, 2006. Works can include explorations of the built environment, urban space, rural space, the natural world, wildlife, interspecies relationships, social and political environments, Aboriginal perspectives, health and environment, climate change, cultural and human displacement, war, globalization, water and food security as examples.

2008 Spotlight - FOOD In addition to our regular environmental film programs, Planet in Focus curates a special program each year that addresses one particular theme. Our 2008 festival spotlight will focus on films about food - where it comes from, who produces it, how we handle it, how we distribute it and ultimately what we eat - locally, nationally and around the globe. Special consideration will be paid to works addressing such concerns.
Location:  Submissions: Planet in Focus, 55 Mill Street, The Distillery District, Casegoods Warehouse, Building 74, Studio 402, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4, Canada
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Be Part of the Art... CREATE - PARTICIPATE - In Public Art Installation "Huntington Columns"
The Public is invited to join Thea Lanzisero and guest artists including Sydra Nightingale, in the creation of this innovative environmental art piece! The intention of this public art project is to involve as many people from the community in the process and hands-on experience of creativity to "Be Part of the Art". The installation will be visible day and night from passers by at this main intersection of Pulaski Road and Park Avenue, at Fair Meadow Park, Huntington NY. This sculptural statement on environmental sustainability will be on view through September 2008.

This project, inspired by the Egyptian colonnade at the temple of Aman-Ra in Karnak, will be created entirely out of bamboo, jute rope and solar lighting. These sustainable local materials represent 'eco-friendly' elevated to an art form. The public is invited to join the artists in the process of weaving bamboo poles together and creating column capitols and learning the process of what is involved in a public art creation.

Building Dates: Sat June 14-Friday June 20th (June 20th opening reception and performances at 7pm) Hours: Sat June 14 & Sun June 15: 1pm-4pm Mon-Friday: 10am-1pm & 4pm-7pm. (Wed June 18th no afternoon session) Reception and performances, Friday June 20th 7pm Installation will be on view through September 2008 Look for the white tent at the corner of Park Ave and Pulaski Road, at Fair Meadow Park, Huntington NY. Parking across the street compliments of Citibank
Location:  Corner of Park Ave and Pulaski Road, Huntington NY, US
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Flomvollen Kunstpark, Norway: Public Commissions
Deadline:  June 15, 2008
The art selection committee for Skedsmo municipality in Norway is inviting artists to express their interest in commissions for Flomvollen Kunstpark. The art park is currently under construction in the town of Lillestrom in Skedsmo municipality. The art park, consisting of sculptures and other types of commissions, is conceived as an integrated part of the natural and cultural environment around the Flomvollen flood barrier to the river, Nitelva, that runs through the town of Lillestrom. The art park will be developed over a number of years.

The aim of this open invitation is to find artists for a closed competition or for direct commissions for this area. The selection committee has an overall budget of 714 250 Euro, with between 65 000 Euro to 260 000 Euro for each project. A fee of 3200 Euro will be offered to those artists who are invited for a competition. The selection committee is seeking a presentation from interested artists, and not necessarily any concrete ideas or proposals for artistic interventions. Deadline: 15 June 2008. Full details on the website.
Location:  Flomvollen Kunstpark, v/Marit Hosar, Vingnes gt 14, 2608 Lillehammer, Norway
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green for the PLANET
Deadline:  June 5, 2008
Show you are green! On June 5th 2008, lets celebrate the world's growing awareness and contribution to the green activities we must do to save our planet. 3 simple steps and you will be done:
1. Wear a green t-shirt or shirt
2. Take your picture with your digital camera or cell phone
3. Send the picture to

Thats all thats required for you to be part of this green art project, a video showing all the pictures we receive from you and everyone around the world on World Environment Day June 5th 2008 "green for the PLANET", and will be shown at green art MIAMI art and design fair during Miami's high art season in December 2008.
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Arts Council, Ireland: Once-Off Award
Posted by:  T: +353 1 618 0200,
Deadline:  June 3, 2008
The primary purpose of this award is to support ambitious, high-quality, stand-alone initiatives that deliver a presentation to or an engagement with an audience or public. Projects which have the potential to reach new audiences or participants, or which create new contexts for engaging with a particular art form, are particularly welcome. Applications can only be accepted for once-off initiatives. This means projects must be distinctly and clearly defined from any other ongoing programme and they must be self-contained and finite in nature.

The Projects: Once-off Award is open to artists, groups of artists, organisations and arts professionals, or combinations thereof, working in any artform or area of arts practice. Please refer to the general Conditions and Criteria for All Awards for more info. The level of award available ranges from €10,000 to €100,000.
Location:  Projects: New Work Award, The Arts Council, 70 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Lake's Creative Non-Fiction Contest
Deadline:  June 1, 2008
Topic: Pines
Prize: $250 and publication in Issue #3 of Lake
Length: 2500 words maximum
Entry Fee: $20, includes a one year subscription to Lake starting with issue #2.

Eastern white pine, jack pine, ponderosa pine, lodge pole pine, red pine, shore pine, Western white pine, black pine, Limber pine, pitch pine, sand pine, Monterey pine, Austrian pine, Scotch pine, Western pine beetle, Mountain pine beetle, to pine for.

Lake invites submissions of creative non-fiction on the topic of "Pines." Creative non-fiction forms include personal essay, lyric essay, narrative essay, and memoir. Entries should consist of a double- spaced, computer- printed copy with no name or other identifying marks on the manuscript. Lake encourages the economical use of paper: print your manuscript double-sided and use a default setting of .75 inch (or 1.9 centimeters) for your margins. Enclose an SASE if you would like your manuscript returned.
Location:  Lake: a journal of arts and environment, Dept of Creative Studies, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 3333 University Way, Kelowna BC, V1V 1V7, Canada
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NZ/CA Artist Residency Program Seeks SF Bay Research Volunteer
Posted by:  Dr. Kay Flavell,
Deadline:  May 31, 2008
In September 2008 New Pacific Studio Mt Bruce, New Zealand hopes to be collaborating with Pukaha Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre and Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, New Zealand to launch an annual 10 week series of Young Artist / Young Scientist Workshops.

During the summer of 2008 (June- August) NPS director Dr. Kay Flavell is working in California to develop networks between artists, writers and environmentalists in the SF Bay area with special interests in innovative arts/science courses for students aged 11-15. Pacific-centered teaching exploring Pacific cultures and ecologies is of special interest. We are seeking volunteers of any age to help us research this area. Benefits could include a future residency.
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Seeking Art with Heart
The Aldrich Store would like to offer items that are produced with environmental or humanitarian interests in mind. Do you, or a person or an organization with which you are familiar, recycle old items into art to save valuable resources, or create art that supports a better life for others?

If so, please email images and a description of the project and how it benefits our world to Your work might be just the right Art with Heart for The Aldrich Store!
Location:  The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Store, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877, US
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South Wastewater Treatment Plant Exterior Water Feature
Posted by:  Jordan Howland,
Deadline:  May 27, 2008
4Culture and the King County Wastewater Treatment Division are seeking a Washington State artist to create a water feature for the South Wastewater Treatment Plant in Renton, Washington in conjunction with the construction of a new Administration Building.

The selected artist will work with 4Culture and Wastewater Treatment personnel to research and develop the sculptural work which is to be located within an existing 52' x 24' rectangular pond. The budget for this project is $150,000. Located just off of the visitor parking lot, the pond is east of the new Administration Building, between the DCB Building and the Pump Building. The artist is invited to modify the pond and is strongly encouraged to utilize industrial surplus materials from the Plant in the water feature’s construction.

This project presents a unique opportunity for collaboration, with Plant staff providing on-site support, expertise, and resources. Competitive applicants will have experience working collaboratively with community representatives or governmental agencies in the design and execution of artwork and portfolio examples of permanently-sited exterior sculpture, work made from recycled and reclaimed materials, or work using water as a primary material. Budget: $150,000. For a complete prospectus visit our website.
Location:  Renton, WA, US
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Mission Playground Pool + Mission Greenbelt
Posted by:  Amber, (415) 786-4957,
Deadline:  May 17, 2008
Planting at Mission Playground Pool initiated by the Mission Greenbelt project: Come out and help us install 200 + native plants and protective fencing in the existing gardens at Mission Pool. This planting will be a fun and educational opportunity for volunteers to beautify the park, get to know fellow San Francisco residents and learn more about native plants. The planting will happen in tandem with the SFDPW Community Clean Team Day, and is made possible by a collaboration with Mission Pool Staff and the SFRPD, Nature in the City, Sunset Scavenger and volunteers. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Volunteers needed and appreciated, especially those skilled in landscaping and group facilitation. Also needed are snacks and drinks for the volunteers. The Mission Greenbelt project was initially conceived as living artwork made up of a continuous strip of sidewalk gardens. If this project is realized, sidewalk gardens will one day connect Franklin Square Park at 17th and Bryant to the schoolyard garden at John O'Connell High School to Alioto Park to Mission Playground Pool and finally into the heart of Dolores Park at 19th and Linda.
Location:  San Francisco, CA, US
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3rd Biennial Sculpture Competition, Chattanooga, TN
Posted by:  Rachel Hildebrandt,
Deadline:  May 16, 2008
The City of Chattanooga is seeking artwork to lease for the Third Biennial Sculpture Exhibition in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which will be on view August 2008 - February 2010. Works can be in any media, must be suitable for outdoors, and may be functional or non-functional, temporary in nature or permanent. Up to seven works will be selected for this exhibition. The competition is open to both new ideas and already existing artworks.

Artworks will be leased for a period of 18 months, and each artist who is selected for the exhibition will receive a stipend of $5,000. At the end of the lease period, one work will be selected for purchase for inclusion in the city's permanent collection. For additional information and applications, please contact Rachel Hildebrandt, Public Art Director.
Location:  Chattanooga, TN, US

Artopia Seattle Call for Artists
Deadline:  May 16, 2008
Artopia Seattle is currently looking for artists of all stripes to participate in our annual festival. With an emphasis on Georgetown and South Seattle residents, we are accepting submissions from a wide range of area artists. Disciplines include performance art, industrial design, sculpture, film, painting, fashion, photography and more. Georgetown's Artopia is a collaborative grassroots celebration of emerging and established artists and communities. This annual celebration, presented by the Seattle Weekly, takes place in Seattle's historic Georgetown neighborhood. Artopia 2008 will be held June 28th. See website for application.
Location:  Seattle, WA, US
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The 2nd Annual Doug Fir Fiction Award: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline:  May 14, 2008
We welcome previously unpublished short stories of up to 5,000 words that relate to the natural world, sense of place, or environmental issues. The competition is open to all writers in English, whether or not they are U.S. citizens.

Winner: $1,000 and national publication in The Bear Deluxe Magazine; Finalists (2): $200 and national publication in The Bear Deluxe Magazine; Semifinalists (3-5): Name recognition and publication consideration in future issues of The Bear Deluxe Magazine. Contest judge: Katherine Dunn. Send your story with a $15 entry fee payable to Orlo. All participants will receive a copy of the 2008 Award issue.
Location:  Doug Fir Fiction Award, Orlo/The Bear Deluxe Magazine, PO Box 10342, Portland, OR 97296, US
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Call for Artists-Sustainability Event in Seattle
Posted by:  Vaughn Bell,
Deadline:  May 10, 2008
In July 2008, Sustainable Capitol Hill, a community organization, is creating a festival that will highlight the potential and need for sustainability in our community. The event will take place adjacent to the Broadway Farmer's Market on Capitol Hill in Seattle and will involve closing a portion of Thomas Street for one day.

SCH seeks proposals from artists/artist teams to create a performance, event, intervention or installation to be featured at this event. The work should deal with the issues of environmental, cultural, social or economic sustainability; a special emphasis is on climate change. Special consideration will be given to projects that relate specifically to the Capitol Hill community or otherwise engage local residents, organizations or businesses. A total budget of $2000 for one or more projects is available. Please send proposals including: 1 page project description including a budget, timeline and space requirements, Artist(s) CV(s), Up to 20 digital images on CD in jpeg format with accompanying image list, OR, send URL to project web sites with notes as to relevant projects. Visit our web site. The date of the event is July 20, 2008.
Location:  Send to: Vaughn Bell, SCH Art Project, 417 Federal Ave East Apt. C, Seattle, WA 98102, US
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San Jose Climate Clock
Deadline:  May 9, 2008
The Climate Clock Global Initiative is seeking ideas from artist-led teams to create a major artwork entitled Climate Clock, which will measure changes in greenhouse gas levels, and be the first in a series of global projects calling attention to climate change. Climate Clock will be an instrument of long-term measurement and will collect data for 100 years. The artwork will be located in downtown San Jose, California, Silicon Valley's city center, and will be a collaboration between an artist-led team composed of artists, international and Silicon Valley engineers and other creative professionals who are working with climate measurement and data visualization. It is anticipated that the budget for the construction of Climate Clock will be between $5 and $15 million, depending upon the scope of the final proposal.

For a PDF of the call, please visit and to apply, go to, register a username and password, navigate to "Apply to Calls", and search for "San Jose Climate Clock". The Climate Clock Initiative is a collaboration between FUSE: cadre/montalvo artist research residency initiative and the city of San Jose Public Art program in cooperation with ZERO1.
Location:  US
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Landscape Works for Harborview Medical Center Collection
Posted by:  Greg Bell,
Deadline:  May 5, 2008
4Culture is seeking to acquire wall-mounted landscape works that use color (paintings, prints, photographs, drawings, etc.) for the Harborview Medical Center Collection, part of the King County Public Art Collection. The subject matter for this call must be the essence of landscape, whether represented realistically or abstractly. These works will be on display throughout the public spaces of the new Norm Maleng Building, a multi-story facility that houses operating rooms, acute care, rehabilitation and clinic facilities, along with their associated waiting areas. An overall budget of $80,000 has been designated to purchase artwork.

Artists who would like their work considered for purchase must submit images of existing available artwork for the panel's review. The maximum value of individual works should be $3500. A maximum height or width of 36" and a maximum depth of 3" for the artwork is specified. All artworks will be purchased unframed; if this is not possible due to highly specialized or integrated framing treatments, the artist will be responsible for framing artwork within conservation guidelines provided by 4Culture staff. For a complete prospectus, visit the website.
Location:  4Culture Public Art 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., Seattle, WA 98104, US
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Artist Wanted: Schoolyard Wetlands Habitat Art
Posted by:  Jim Benz,
Deadline:  May 1, 2008
Far Brook School is a small independent nursery-eighth grade school in the suburbs of New York City (25 min. by train). We believe in the power of teaching through the arts, process balanced with product, depth over breadth and that even young children can understand the metaphors and symbolism in great works of art.

We have a 2 acre wetlands habitat on campus that we are beginning to integrate into the curriculum at nearly every grade level. We have obtained permits to build gathering areas, pathways and an observation platform. Currently, we are investigating having an artist work with groups of children of all ages to create a work or works of environmental art that would augment our habitat and bring meaning to the children's interaction with the site and the environment. This project could be a one day shot or last over several visits. The school has been supplied with a special projects endowment which would help fund this endeavor.
Location:  NY, US
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Footprints Along a Shoreline
Deadline:  May 1, 2008
Footprints Along A Coastline is a dynamic international art-on-site project based on considerations about expression of art, about simplicity, about art in global environment, about transitoriness, life and mortality. "Footprints along a coastline" consists of two parts and takes place at Marbaek strand and near Blaavand Lighthouse in Denmark.

During the first part, from 16th till 21st august, ten individual artists will walk and work along the coastline between Marbaek and Hjerting, creating their artwork with the material at place and on the spot. Every artist makes a substantive work of art on a new location every day. Visitors walking along the coastline will observe the myriad of works while created and exhibited on location. During the second part, from 22nd till 24th august, the artists work for three days on a spot near the lighthouse of Blaavand, creating an area that, at the end of the festival, will serve as a stage for theatre and vocal arts, as a part of the performance programme of the Wadden Sea Festival 2008.

To participate in the selection for this project, send cv and written concept for this project with illustrative material as drawings, pictures and others. Your vision, idea and illustration about landart, eco-art, art in-situ will be visible in the site. Fill out the entryform. Ask at the same address if you have specific questions.
Location:  Blaavand Lighthouse, Blaavand, Denmark
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BA (Hons) Environmental Media Practices
Posted by:  Lucy Leake,
This degree programme builds upon Plymouth College of Art and Design's extensive expertise in a range of moving image, photographic and design specialisms. It draws on the growing public interest in ecological and environmental issues, the media coverage of such, the current political impetus and the need to address these key themes in an educational context.

The programme also explores key discourses and interpretation of environmental issues, from local, regional and global perspectives, within visual media practice. It also explores different methods using narratives to create a visual response to some of these issues.

The programme has been designed to provide a focused creative and vocational experience, specifically to support the creative media industries, arts and conservation and environmental organisations. Of prime importance is the development of a personal and creative identity with an emphasis on the ability to articulate and interpret issues relating to the environment. Extensive interaction with external artists, media practitioners, agencies and organisations, along with work-based and work-related learning provides a framework to assist your progression onto further study and/or employment or self-employment
Location:  Plymouth College of Art and Design, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, Devon , GB
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Moved Wind 2008: Wind(y) art in northwest Germany
Posted by:  Reta Reinl, +49 (0) 6454-14-45,
Deadline:  April 30, 2008
Moved Wind 2008, an art competition and exhibition in western Germany, calls the 4th time for wind(y) art! The theme "wind form" refers to the proverbial effect of wind. First, wind realizes itself in its forming effect on things, nature or mankind. In wind form, wind is form and form is wind. No boundaries for any idea are fixed.

The winner of the art competition Moved Wind 2008 will be awarded with 2500 Euros. Artists of all disciplines are invited: fine arts, poetry and architecture or performing art. In addition, there is an award for children and youth, endowed with 300 Euros. We offer a special workshop for children with the artists. You will find further information and registration details on our website.
Location:  Reta Reinl (Kunstlerische Leitung), Orker Str. 11, D-35104 Lichtenfels, DE
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"Vanishing Landscapes" Charleston, SC Annual Juried Art Exhibition
Posted by:  Angela Chvarak of the Coastal Conservation League at (843) 723-8035,
Deadline:  April 24, 2008
The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and the Coastal Conservation League of Charleston announce the call for entries for Vanishing Landscapes, the 2008 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park. Celebrating its 30th year, Piccolo Spoleto presents South Carolina's finest artists against the backdrop of Spoleto Festival USA.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 24 at 5:00pm. A complete call for entries may be downloaded from or The 24th annual exhibition is open to all South Carolina artists. Two dimensional, three dimensional and photography will be included. Prizes awarded include: 1st place: $500; 2nd: $300; 3rd: $150 and six Honorable Mentions. Artists will be asked to specify if artworks are available for consideration for the Mayor's Purchase Award: $500-$1,000.

Submitted works must be environmentally themed, but not limited to landscapes or fauna. Juror will be looking for contemporary themes related to the state of our planet and its environment. Thematic examples include: destruction of wetlands, climate change, air/water quality, forestry, sustainable living, etc. Works may be abstract, but must read as environmentally themed pieces.
Location:  Angela Chvarak, Coastal Conservation League, P.O. Box 1765, Charleston, SC 29402, US
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Killruddery Arts: Call for Submissions
Deadline:  April 21, 2008
Killruddery Arts is seeking submissions from artists who create site specific, interactive art, suitable for children. A finished piece will be installed / performed by the artists in Killruddery's 17th Century Garden for one day of our two-day family arts festival, on the 29th of June 2008.

We offer a weeklong residency in May or early June for artists who wish to make art with the festival in mind. A studio will be provided with access to the gardens and a small materials budget will be made available. The work will remain the property of the artist.

Submission deadline by email 21st of April, submissions should include artist CV, artist statement and 3 images of recent work. Send an email for more information. Killruddery Arts encourages cultural activity as a tool for exchange between the visiting public and the historic house and garden environment. Killruddery Arts is a new venture that seeks to create a lively dialogue between the generations, giving equal value to playful, experimental, interactive and established art forms.
Location:  Killruddery House & Gardens, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
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City of Austin Public Places - Request for Nominations
Posted by:  Jean Graham, 512-974-9313,
Deadline:  April 18, 2008
The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program seeks nominations from public art administrators and curators for artists or artist teams living in the United States to be considered for a project incorporating the element of water. The commissioned artist/artist team is expected to design a public artwork of high artistic merit that serves as a cooling mechanism for the cadets and officers in training at the Joint Public Safety Training Facility in Austin, Texas. This facility serves Fire, Police, and EMS departments and includes an Urban Disaster Village used for training.

Nominated artists must: 1. have the vision and skills required to complete the commission to the highest standards of artistic innovation and technical expertise. 2. be able to successfully work within a design/build process to develop the design and implement the project. 3. be experienced in the successful design and management of a project that integrates the element of water or demonstrate the capability in comparable projects. The budget for the project is estimated at $224,000.
Location:  Jean Graham, Art in Public Places Coordinator, City of Austin , Austin, TX, US

Join the ART AND SEA Expedition, Oslo-Turku, April 2008, 00 358 44-5609240
Deadline:  April 17, 2008
Are you an artist, art-pedagogue or an art student? Join the ART AND SEA - Expedition Sailing Trip on Schooner Helena from Oslo, Norway to Turku, Finland 17-29 April, 2008. Do you want to learn to sail a schooner? Are you interested in making art out on the sea? Looking for inspiration in conditions far from everyday-life? Are you worried about the sea nature and would like to work the subject in your works or future art courses?

For the participants of Art and Sea-expedition the sailing trip will cost EUR 418, which is half of the normal price! It covers the sail-training, food and the sailing outfit on board the ship. Travels to Oslo and from Turku everyone pays themselves. Sign in now, so you will not be left out!

In the Expedition we are welcoming teachers and students of art, together with artists who are interested in working together and alone, and participating our common exhibition after the journey (time and place for the exhibition will be decided later).The Expedition is working besides the sail training, which means the life on board consists of working in the sea watches, making food, maintenance, own artistic working and visits in the harbors.
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Free Soil Bus Tour, Outdoor Film/Video Festival & On-Site Exchange
Deadline:  April 15, 2008
Free Soil is organizing a bus tour, outdoor film/video festival and on-site exchange, in conjunction with the 2nd Biennial 01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge in San Jose, California June 5-7, 2008. We are seeking submissions to include in this project. A journey through the history and currents of free education, counter-institutional movements and the economy of information in Silicon Valley + beyond.

Following up on our 2006 tour's focus on the techno-utopian beginnings and environmental currents of Silicon Valley, this project will focus on information and knowledge. We will look at the history and currents of this region through the lens of free/radical education and forms of creative resistance. This departure point will lead us on a journey through time and space relative to: the history and currents of counter-institutional projects, free schools, and the ways and means of information distribution.

The ethos of the project is inspired by the development of groups that emerged in the 1960's and 70's in Palo Alto out of the burgeoning counterculture scene, such as the Midpeninsula Free University, the Experiment, and the Homebrew Computer Club. These prototypical models of alternative education formed in reaction to the growing influence of the military-industrial complex on American universities.
Location:  499 Alabama Street, #114, San Francisco, CA 94110, US
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A.I.R. International Artists Residencies/FilmFest -Summer 2008- Hungary
Posted by:  Beata Szechy,
The HMC invites interested visual artists, experimental short film makers and writers to submit application for its residency/FilmFest -2008.

Residencies: Submission Deadline: Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Program Dates:
Tuesday, May 20 - Thursday, June 12, 2008
Thuesday, June 17 - Thursday, July 10, 2008
Tuesday, July 15 - Thursday, August 7, 2008

FilmFest: Submission Deadline: Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Program Dates: August 5-6, 2008
Exhibition/FilmFest are arranged at Congress Center, Balatonfured. The program is open to international artists working in all disciplines who are engaged in the research, development or creation of work. For application form or questions regarding the International Artist Residency please send us an email.
Location:  Balatonfured, HU
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Animator Needed
Posted by:  Fran Segal,
I'm looking for a great, Miyazaki style animator to animate a three minute action script related to global warming in the arctic. This will be a first pilot/animation sample for a potential TV series. There is no pay for this, but the work will be seen in various art and environment venues, and there's potential for involvement in the larger project.
Location:  Proximity to Berkeley, California preferred, but not necessary., US
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Sustainable Living Roadshow Looking for Volunteers this Weekend!
Posted by:  Jonathan Youtt,
The Sustainable Living Roadshow is rolling out this season for the Green Apple Music Festival on Sunday April 20th and we are currently looking for help with setting up and staffing the interactive exhibits, workshops, entertainment and green art in our eco-village. We have a big weekend of building things this coming weekend (April 12 and 13) and we could use a hand with the Carnival games, painting tents, making flags and signs. Please check out the details below and let us know if you can help in any way, with the build, the set-up, staffing or strike.

The Sustainable Living Roadshow (SLR) is a Bay Area based caravan of educators, entertainers and activists who tour the country in a fleet of renewable fuel vehicles and set up experiential learning villages to empower communities and individuals to utilize sustainable living strategies for a healthier planet.
Location:  US
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Exhibition focused on Water Issues
Deadline:  April 8, 2008
The Dalton Gallery of Agnes Scott College seeks to review the work of artists who are in dialogue with current environmental concerns, with a focus on water. Ideas could reference sustainability, drought and flood and global climate change. Also of interest are new ways of looking at water and: culture, history, food, religion, gender, race, economics, technology, architecture, health and more. The gallery will present an exhibition running the gamut of these issues late January through early March 2009.

All media will be considered, including visual arts, music, performance and writing (fiction/non-fiction). Outdoor, site-specific work is encouraged. Submission packets must include a proposal, artist statement, c.v. and a budget if necessary. Visual artists must include images (CD only) and a detailed image list. Artists working in other media should showcase their work as they see fit. Review is ongoing. EARLY DELIVERY IS ENCOURAGED. Proposal packets will be accepted through April 8. Notice of status is April 30, 2008.
Location:  The Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA 30030, US
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Fred-The Cumbrian Art Invasion
Posted by:  Steve, +017683 71561,
Deadline:  April 4, 2008
FRED, the annual art invasion, is preparing for another assault on Cumbria, UK. Last year, over 50 artists invaded 60 places across the county and beyond and in excess of 56,000 people witnessed the work in a 16-day period. And it's happening again. The fifth and final FRED will take place between the 26th September and 12th October 2008.

Contemporary artists working in any medium are invited to submit proposals or details of installation or intervention projects to be located anywhere in Cumbria. To qualify for inclusion in the FRED event artists must demonstrate originality and innovation in the delivery of their project. There will be a small number of bursaries towards material costs and expenses, and help will be on hand to source funds to realise more ambitious projects. There will also be training and networking opportunities for short listed artists to help them deliver exciting projects in the future and capitalise on the exposure FRED offers them.

Application forms are available on the FRED website. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on the 4th of April. If you are not an artist, you can still get involved in this exciting countywide event. Volunteering opportunities are available from working with experienced artists to install their work, to distributing information in your village. We welcome any amount of volunteer time, large or small. Training will be provided where necessary. Full details are on the website. FRED is a project run by Fold - an artist-led organisation that aims to provide and promote access to quality contemporary art in the rural environment.
Location:  Fold, 3,Waltons Yard, Market Square, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria CA17 4QT, GB
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Art on the Streets 10th Anniversary
Posted by:  Denise Schall, Program Coordinator for the Downtown Partnership, 719.886.0088,
Deadline:  April 3, 2008
Colorado Springs' 10th Anniversary Art on the Streets seeks wide range of artistic expression, talent and cultural context for yearlong public art exhibit in high energy district of Colorado's second largest city. Large-scale, outside-the-box provocative works are encouraged. All media considered as appropriate, safe and durable outdoors. All entries must address the theme "City of Sunshine". $30K in prizes will be awarded to top three places. Located at the foot of magnificent Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs draws six million-plus visitors annually. Listing courtesy of 4Culture.
Location:  Submissions to: Downtown Partnership/Art on the Streets, Plaza of the Rockies, 111 S. Tejon Street, Ste. 309, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, US
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Celebrating Sustainable Community: An Exploration in Greening Public Art
Posted by:  (607) 277-8679,
Deadline:  April 1, 2008
WANTED: ARTISTS AND "GREEN" VISIONS for Ithaca, NY's 9th Art in the Heart of the City public sculpture exhibit: Celebrating Sustainable Community, an Exploration Greening Public Art. For the first time focusing within a theme, '08 will feature 3-6 works by three artists who use natural, recycled and/or sustainable materials to evoke the images, themes, issues and dreams of sustainable community.

Stipend, insurance and installation assistance provided, plus widespread exposure as exemplars, on new online gallery, a Forum on Greening Public Art, and collaborative public programming. Deadline April 1, exhibit opening late June. For information on Ithaca's arts and sustainability scenes, see and For guidelines and application form, see
Location:  Ithaca, NY, US
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Photo Competition: Dreams, Hopes and Possibilities for Another World
Deadline:  April 1, 2008
We are excited to announce our third annual photo competition. This international photo competition will gather photos from around the world on the theme of "Dreams, Hopes and Possibilities for Another World" and feature the best shots in our 2009 wall calendar and greeting cards.

Friends of the Earth International is campaigning for a peaceful and sustainable world, in which societies live in harmony with nature. Around the world, people are helping to bring about this change by protecting traditional wisdom and practices, and by implementing creative new approaches and solutions. People are changing their own lifestyles, and working together in solidarity to change societies. The transition towards a better world is gaining momentum each day.

We want to illustrate these dreams, hope and possibilities in this year's photo competition. We are looking for photos of people around the world who are working for change on the environmental, social, economic or political level - or protecting what is already equitable and sustainable. We have given some ideas for subjects within the 3 photo categories, but please do use your imagination when taking and submitting photos. Also, we really appreciate photos that show people, in all of the categories! Our competition is open to everyone, and we particularly encourage young people, women, and people living in the developing world to enter. Please see website for complete details.
Location:  Ann Doherty, Friends of the Earth International, PO Box 19199, 1000 GD, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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Posted by:  Fritz Haeg,
Now announcing EDIBLE ESTATE #6 will be located in BALTIMORE, MARYLAND and commissioned by THE CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM BALTIMORE. We are searching for a residential FRONT LAWN to replace with an Edible Estate.

This regional prototype garden will be planted over the weekend of April 11th-13th, 2008. We will work in collaboration with the residents to develop a planting list and design. With local volunteers we will remove the entire lawn and install the Edible Estate. All costs associated with the first season of the garden will be covered. For maximum impact, influence and contrast, the site will be selected based on these guidelines:

- The FRONT LAWN should be flat, relatively pesticide free, with good sun exposure, very visible from the street with regular car traffic, with few large trees or major landscaping and be surrounded by other front lawns.
- The estate OWNERS should be avid gardeners, enthusiastic about the project, committed to continuing it as long as they live in the house and willing to engage others in a dialog about their Edible Estate. See website for guidelines. If you would like to nominate your Baltimore front lawn, send a few images of your house, lawn and street to
Location:  Baltimore, MD, US
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Open Call - VOLUME 12: VITAL
Posted by:  617.695.0500Deadline:  March 26, 2008
ASPECT, a biannual dvd publication, is currently accepting submissions of work best documented in a time-based format for Volume 12: Vital. This issue will explore that which is essential, grave, indispensable, and/or critical to existence.

The staff of ASPECT is asking curators, artists, art critics, and members of the contemporary art community to help assemble and comment on works for the next issue by submitting a work of art on which they wish to provide audio commentary. Due to the format of the publication, the criteria for selection will include both the qualifications of the commentator and the quality of the work submitted. Audio recordings of the commentary will be assembled after the submissions have been selected. For submission information, please see website.
Location:  ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art, 46 Waltham Street, suite 103 , Boston, MA 02118, US
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Focus Green 2008
Posted by:  Michael Kern, Tel. +49(0) 172 707 7660, Fax +49(0) 711 123-2771Deadline:  March 20, 2008
The Design Center Stuttgart, run by the government of Baden-Wurttemberg, is calling for entries for the Baden-Wurttemberg International Design Award, which in 2008 will have the theme Focus Green. This government award is given to manufacturers and designers for forward-looking, professional and excellent design work.

The "Focus in Gold" and "Focus in Silver" design awards are highly sought after as guarantees of the highest design quality. With the "Focus" topic changing each year, the competition presents a special challenge for entrants. The competition shows who has the best-designed solutions for current trends and for the topics that are of particular interest for experts and the general public. This renowned competition can look back on a long tradition and enjoys an excellent reputation both in Germany and abroad.

Today, sustainable development, climate protection and the conservation of our natural resources are being discussed more and more in public debate, and are playing a crucial role in political and economic decisions. In addition, environmentally friendly ways of life are finding more and more advocates, and national and international markets are reacting to meet this demand. Moreover, as raw materials become scarcer and more expensive worldwide, energy and resource-saving measures are pivotal to companies' economic success. This is why there is a need for design and development that illustrate and implement creative solutions and innovations for more environmentally friendly products.
Location:  Design Center Stuttgart, Herrn Michael Kern, Willi-Bleicher-StraBe 19 , Stuttgart D-70174, DE
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40°, 73°: Works at the Intersection of Art & Ecology
Posted by:  Marisa Jahn, 415-254-9151,
Deadline:  March 15, 2008
For 40°, 73°: Works at the Intersection of Art and Ecology, The Canary Project seeks 3 artists to create site-specific works in Brooklyn (40°N, 73°W), that engage the public in experiencing global ecology, locally situated. The work should resonate with specific places throughout Brooklyn and the daily lives of the people that live there. The public works will be implemented during a one- to three-week period in late September to early October 2008 and will culminate in a presentation at the Old American Can Factory, in Brooklyn. Following the artists' presentations, a panel consisting of community leaders, arts practitioners and local ecologists will respond to the work.

40°, 73° is a project produced by The Canary Project, an organization that produces visual media, events and artwork that build public understanding of human-induced climate change and energize commitment to solutions. In addition to producing original work, Canary collaborates directly with artists through logistical support, financial support, creative brainstorm/formation, and/or the project's distribution. Depending on the format, the works are incorporated into our exhibitions, publications, presentations, education projects and website. Collaborating artists include Eve Mosher, Frtiz Haeg, Josh Kit Clayton, Jon Santos and others.
Location:  The Canary Project at the Old Can Factory, attn: Marisa Jahn, Project Director, 232 Third St. #A107 , Brooklyn, NY 11215, US
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Global Warming at the Icebox
Posted by:  Leslie Kaufman, 215-413-9126,
Deadline:  March 15, 2008
Philadelphia Sculptors is offering a great opportunity for artists interested in making artistic statements about environmental issues. We are sponsoring a major sculpture exhibition on the theme of global warming during Fall 2008. "Global Warming at the Icebox" will be exhibited at the large and uniquely appropriate Icebox Project Space in the Crane Arts Building in Philadelphia. We are seeking submissions from artists working in three dimensions who can present original ways of approaching the theme and exploring the diverse ramifications of climate change. Interactive, multi-media, and installation works are encouraged. The postmark submission deadline is March 15, 2008 and the show will run from October 5, 2008 - November 15, 2008.

All work must be submitted digitally. Selected artists will receive an honorarium of $750. The jurors are Adelina Vlas, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Cheryl Harper, Independent Curator. The entry fee is $15 for Philadelphia Sculptors members and $25 for non-members (or discounted membership and entry fee of $45 for new members.) For prospectus and more information, go to the website.
Location:  Philadelphia Sculptors, 1315 Walnut St., Suite 802 , Philadelphia, PA 19107, US
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EcoArts: 6th Annual Lake County Sculpture Walk
Posted by:  Karen Turcotte,
Deadline:  March 15, 2008
EcoArts: Lake County Sculpture Walk is in its sixth year of providing a 5 month long, free sculpture walk at the Middletown County Trailside Park in Lake County, CA. Join an amazing and diverse group of artists. If you are interested in a "dialog with nature" in either material or message, we have a venue. There is a $15.00 non-refundable application fee. There are no monies, but there is reception, a guide book, website presence and perhaps other opportunities in the County. Submissions are due by March 15th and installation is the third week of May. Deinstallation is the third week of October. The park is located half hour north of Calistoga, CA. Visit the website to learn about the site, the criteria, the application process.
Location:  Middletown County Trailside Park, Middletown, CA, US
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EcoVisionFestival 2008
Posted by:  Tel. +39 091 332567, Fax +39 091 324397,
Deadline:  March 14, 2008
The fourth edition of EcoVisionFestival will take place in Palermo, Italy, in June 2008. All fiction and documentary feature films or video will be accepted at the EcoVision Festival 2008. The Festival aims at exalting and promoting cinematographic and environmental productions dealing with subjects such as man-environment problems, environment protection, human rights, deforestation, the relationship with the city and new technologies, radioactive experiments in various areas of the world, sustainable development, how the concept of environment in rich countries differs from that belonging to poor countries, but also mere descriptions of meaningful environmental areas, and all the productions concerning any aspect of environment and nature.

Works from any country, realized from 2006 to 2008, can take part in the EcoVision Festival 2008, having as topic the object of the Festival: the "environment", considered both as natural and cultural environment, with all questions correlated with them. Please visit website for details including registration information.
Location:  EcoVision, c/o DoC, Via Francesco Bentivegna, 51/55/57 , PALERMO 90139, IT
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Women's Art: Women's Visions of the Natural World
Posted by:  Debbie Norling at 337-266-8654 or Susan Horton at 337-266-8655Deadline:  March 14, 2008
USGS National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) welcomes you to our 2008 Women's History Month celebration. All visual art media are welcome. The only criterion for display is that pieces reflect nature in either subject matter or materials used. We are honored that you are allowing us to showcase your art. The exhibit will be available to the public from noon to 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 10, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 through Friday, March 14. An opening reception will be held Monday, March 10 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Set up is scheduled for 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 10 at the Wetlands Center.

Tables will be set up in the main conference room for your use; there will be multiple displays per table. Please bring any display materials (pedestals, stands, easels, etc) you normally use for these types of events. Your contact information may be displayed along with your art. However, no sales may take place during the exhibit. NWRC reserves the right to refuse any piece for display, in accordance with government ethics guidelines. 24-hour security will be on duty at NWRC for the duration of the exhibit.
Location:  Wetlands Center, 700 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70506, US
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Deadline:  March 11, 2008
Exhibition highlighting art that depicts the beauty of the Earth, environmental concerns or solutions, the relationship between man & nature, found object art, art that comes from the Earth (clay, glass, metal etc) or artist's interpretation of the theme. Open to all CALIFORNIA Artists. Juror Kim Abeles (bio on website). $1,100 in awards plus the infamous eye-opener statue. See website for details.
Location:  2nd City Council, Art Gallery + Performance Space, 435 Alamitos Avenue , Long Beach, CA 90802, US
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Margate Rocks Call for Submissions
Posted by:  Jessica Baum, Festival Curator,
Deadline:  March 10, 2008
Call for submissions for the 6th Margate Rocks Festival of Contemporary Visual Art. The festival will take place between 2-11 May 2008. Situated in and around the budding seaside town of Margate, this year's festival explores the relationship between 'Art & Ecology'. We are inviting emerging and established artists, artist groups and curators to submit proposals for exhibition during the festival.

We are looking for cutting edge contemporary work that engages in the Art & Ecology theme - this may include the factual or fictional ecologies of environmental, social, cultural, political and economic landscapes. We will consider all disciplines and submissions for exhibition of existing work or proposals for new work. Submissions deadline is 12pm, Monday 10 March 2008. Notifications of success will be issued by Friday 28 March. To submit your work please download an application pack from our website.
Location:  Margate Media Centre, 11-13 King Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1DA, GB
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Geography of Hope - A Conference Celebrating Wallace Stegner
Posted by:  415-663-1003,
Wallace Stegner is the name most recognizable as being the one westerner in the 20th century who combined excellence in teaching, writing and conservation activities. Indeed, his contributions to the American West and the nation as a whole were so diverse that they are literally unclassifiable. A major conference on the life, works and legacies of Wallace Stegner will be held in Point Reyes Station, California, March 7-9 to celebrate the 99th anniversary of the birth of this extremely influential man.

As testimonies to his legacies, a just-published volume of his letters, a new biography and the first issue of a literary review will also be celebrated. Limited seating is available on a per panel basis. Tickets will be available at the door only, on a first come, first served basis, for $25. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the starting time of each panel. Full weekend $250.00 (includes light meals).
Location:  11315 State Route 1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, US
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'Drift' Filmmaking Masterclass
Posted by:  Tel: +01843 280261,
Deadline:  March 8, 2008
Margate Rocks, Turner Contemporary and Channel 4's FourDocs invite local filmmakers to a documentary making masterclass on the theme of 'Drift'. Led by representatives from Channel 4's 4Talent division and independent local filmmaker, Simon Welford, whose recent film 'Jetsam' has achieved international critical acclaim at the BFI London Film Festival and Slam Dance, USA.

The aim of this workshop will be to make documentaries of under 5 minutes to be uploaded to FourDocs, Channel 4's broadband documentary channel and from there the possibility of screening in Channel 4's 3 Minute Wonder strand. The films will also be screened as part of the Margate Rocks festival programme in the Magnificent Revolutionary Cycling Cinema.

Participants will receive an intensive practical guide to all aspects of making innovative art documentaries, from thinking of ideas to shooting and editing. Participants will then be encouraged to make films that engage with the 'Drift' theme, the local seaside landscape and ecology through practical location-based filming sessions. There will also be a focus on green filmmaking - how to make a film that is in itself ecologically sound, from the equipment to making the decision about whether your subject is worthwhile considering its carbon footprint. This workshop is aimed at both current practitioners and new talent. Participants need access to a camera and editing facilities. This is a FREE event and booking is essential.
Location:  Turner Contemporary Project Space, Margate, Kent, GB

Brightwater Environmental Education & Community Center Seeks Artists
Posted by:  Willow Fox, 206 205.8024,
Deadline:  March 6, 2008
Open call to professional artists in Washington and Oregon: 4Culture is seeking two regional artists to create works for the Environmental Education & Community Center at Brightwater. The two art opportunities are intended to reflect the stewardship and education mission of the Center. The two opportunities include a chandelier with a budget of $65,000 all inclusive, and a downspout water feature with a budget of $120,000 all inclusive.
Location:  4Culture, Brightwater EECC Project, 101 Prefontaine Pl. S. , Seattle, WA 98104, US
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Commission Available: Beach Road Nature Reserve in Northern Ireland
Posted by:  Carrickfergus in Bloom, +028 9335 8039,
Deadline:  March 5, 2008
There is a commission available for 'The Creation and Installation of an Art Project within Beach Road Nature Reserve.' This contract will be open to mixed medium artists who can undertake to raise awareness of Beach Road Nature Reserve. The successful candidate will have to undertake to work alongside a school group to create and design and construct one piece of educational and interactive artwork to be installed within Beach Road Nature Reserve, which will reflect the historical and environmental aspects of the site in order to encourage the pupils to develop and explore their design.

The sum of £3,000 will be paid to the artist for their time, materials and installation. For Full brief and further queries please e-mail or telephone us. The closing date for receipt of submissions is 12.00 noon on 5 March 2008. See website for full brief.
Location:  Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, GB
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Artist Residency in Colorado
Posted by:  303.279.5198,
Deadline:  March 1, 2008
Applications are being accepted for the Steamboat Springs residency April 24-May 22, 2008. Colorado Art Ranch provides artists and writers with four weeks of living and studio space to work uninterrupted. We encourage emerging artists, as well as established artists, to apply. Because Colorado Art Ranch is located in a different area each session (with varying studio space), we can only accommodate the following art disciplines: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and mixed-media. Writers of every genre are eligible to apply.

Each residency has a mix of 5 to 6 artists and writers. Residents receive free admission to the Artposium and living and studio space for one month. Residents are responsible for travel, food, and an application fee of $30. Artists will be responsible for shipping or removing their work at the end of the residency. Each resident will get their own room, but may share a bath and cooking facilities. Artists and writers may apply online. Location: Steamboat Springs, CO.
Location:  Colorado Art Ranch, 6878 Taft Ct., Arvada, CO 80004, US
Web link: Calls for Submissions
Posted by:  T: 0044 207 4340110,
Deadline:  March 1, 2008 is inviting submissions to its forthcoming show, The Whole World, which is curated by Ian White and being shown from 1 January to 1 March on The Whole World is a list of lists: a programme of artists' film and video and an interactive online exhibition.

Both a formal device & a political strategy, film & video that deploys a list as part of its structure often does so with political intent: to subvert hierarchies, to undermine rationalism or to reveal contradiction. In contemporary culture the pop chart's Top 10 has been replaced by an ever-expanding craze for "Top 100s" of everything from Hollywood genres to celebrity gaffes. Viewers are invited to contribute to the programme by uploading their own video list, be that an extract from an existing work or something made specially for the purpose, to compile a unique, exponential collection: an extraordinary list of lists, of the world as we know it the whole world.

Work will be selected to join the online exhibition as well as a rolling programme on the CASZartscreen in Amsterdam. Submissions will be accepted prior to, and throughout the exhibition online. Submit work via the website or mail mini DV tapes and/or Quicktime files
Location:, 5th floor, 49-50 Great Marlborough street, London W1F 7JR, GB
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SHARE - Sunflower Harmony Arts, Resources & Education!
Posted by:  Jeannine Summers,
Deadline:  February 29, 2008
I am seeking individuals that are interested in designing a foundation model, in the likeness of Nature (Biomimicry) that can be planted in any community for sustainable eco-village community, sustained by the Arts and creative projects, i.e. voice of the children, with endless possibilities. Start up funds are welcomed!
Location:  BC, Canada

Found Food Recipes (Or How Best to Roast Roadkill, Invasive Plants and Common Species)
Deadline:  February 22, 2008
The Bear Deluxe Magazine wants to know in its continued series of response-based feature articles with its latest installment: "Found Food Recipes". Indeed, some conscientious cooks are going far beyond shopping at the neighborhood co-op or local farmers markets to find the ultimate in organic food produced on the streets, in backyards, parks and sidewalks. Once you start looking, food is all around us, much of it as daily encounters: blackberries, dandelions, pigeons and possum, deer, elk and porcupine.

Email The Bear Deluxe Magazine with your favorite found food recipe with a short narrative about why one could and should cook and eat these things. The best will be published in The Bear Deluxe #27 (spring 2008). Include a short introduction/narrative relating to the recipe (20 words), a traditional list of ingredients, traditional instructions for cooking, your name, city and country of submission. Please limit your submission to three recipes. If you have images of the found food dish, please forward low-res versions and be available to send high-res versions.
Location:  P.O. Box 10342, Portland, OR 97296, US
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World Community Arts Day
Deadline:  February 17, 2008
After the initial success of WCAD 2007, it is hoped that you can join us in 2008 and be creative to raise an important issue you believe in. All we ask of you on February 17th is to do an arts project, however small or big. Be creative about an issue that you believe promotes "caring and sharing". Song, dance, theatre, draw, paint, write, make, poem, photograph, lecture, walk, tour, talk, art class anyway that you feel you are creative! It maybe an ongoing project you wish to highlight.

Put it on a website, mark it with "World Community Arts day 2008", then send the link to us and we shall put it on this webpage. Or maybe you just want to do it within your own community, great. It is being creative that is important. It could be a small or large gathering. Or add an image or sound, etc to an existing website to mark this day. If you can mark the event on your website in the build up to it that would be great too.
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Puppet making workshop: Designing with Nature
Posted by:  +01392 832277,
Deadline:  February 16, 2008
Have fun designing your own puppet from materials and patterns found in nature, guided by MED Theatre - a Dartmoor, England based company with a particular focus on working with young people. Some time spent outside, so please bring suitable clothing and footwear. Suitable for participants aged 8+ and their families. Family groups with children under 8 welcomed with parental supervision. 2 - 4 p.m. Admission £5 (£3 conc.). Booking essential. Part of the Last Tree project, funded by Dartmoor National Park Authority.
Location:  CCANW, Haldon Forest Park, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XR, GB
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Going Green Workshop
Posted by:  515- 280-3222,
Deadline:  February 16, 2008
Metro Arts Alliance, in collaboration with Polk County Conservation, Des Moines Parks and Recreation, Metro Waste Authority, Open Arts, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is offering a Going Green Workshop, a networking and learning event geared for artists and conservationists.

The purpose of the Workshop is to explore how artists and conservationists can work together to encourage greater environmental awareness and conservation in the community through a "hands-on", integrated approach that incorporates the arts, science and experiential learning. The Workshop is part of Metro Arts' Green Arts initiative, a new program that combines the creativity of the arts with knowledge of environmental sciences to help create a better understanding of our environment and promote a more sustainable community.
Location:  Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge, 2500 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, IA, US
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TRASFORMA Creation Contest, Senigallia, Italy
Posted by:  Alessandra Simeoni,
Deadline:  February 15, 2008
TRAFORMA - art and sustainable city is an INTERREG/CARDS-PHARE project dedicated to the perspectives of contemporary art considered as an instrument of sustainable valorization of the territory, critically dealing with topics as regeneration of the territory, enterprise's social responsibility, territorial identity, intercultural dialogue and urban ecology. Each winning project will be financed up to €5'000,00 and will be presented, time permitting, in the context of TRAFORMA - art and sustainable city (Senigallia, April/May, 2008). An international jury will examine applications.

1. The Contest is open to all. Those projects that find their expression in the following artistic forms will be privileged: performance, photography, design, installation and video.
2. Projects have to be new. Completed projects will not be accepted.
3. Each project can be presented on two A4 format pages, at most. Each proposal has to include also a detailed production budget and the personal details of the candidate: name, postal and e-mail address, telephone number.
4. Applications can also include archive materials: photos and videos of the formers works, drawings, recordings, dvd, links on web sites.
5. Applications can be written in Italian, English or French only.
6. Results will be communicated by March 15th, 2008. The jury reserves the right not to comment on its decision.
7. The received applications will not be returned. The realization of the Contest is submitted to the approval of the state of advance of the project itself by the management authorities of INTERREG program.
Location:  VAPARTEC / TRASFORMA – arte e citta sostenibile, Comune di Senigallia - Assessorato alla Cultura, Piazza del Duca 9 - 60019 Senigallia - Italy
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TREADING LIGHTLY: One foot at a time
Posted by:  Dan Beckman or Meredith Alex, 207-338-2222,
Deadline:  February 15, 2008
Waterfall Arts, a contemporary art center located in Belfast and Montville, Maine is announcing an open call for artists to participate in its Spring 2008 exhibition: "Treading Lightly: One Foot at a Time." The "curator" for this open show will be a one cubic foot box. 12" x 12" x 12" All work conforming to the "curator's" dimensions and the exhibition's theme will be included in the exhibition; (2D or 3D) This is an open, non-juried show.

Criteria for acceptance in the exhibition: Work must address our human imprint on the earth reflecting Waterfall Arts' mission of "generating awareness of the deep connections between art + nature in the lives of all people." Work can be in any media, but must be one cubic foot or under in size. For multiple entries, we ask that your personal footprint reflect Waterfall Arts' mission statement and the exhibit title by "Treading Lightly", making sure there's room for everyone to contribute to the show. Artists with multiple entries must also contact exhibit organizer Dan Beckman by email at

All works should be mailed or delivered to Waterfall Arts. No work will be returned unless accompanied by prepaid postage and return packaging or picked up in person. All works must be installation ready with appropriate hanging hardware. Works will be installed in the order they are received in Waterfall Arts' Clifford Gallery and Corridor Gallery. We are expecting hundreds of entries from around the world to fill the Clifford Gallery and the 5 levels of the Corridor Gallery for a visual impact on the grandest of scales. All works will be for sale unless otherwise noted. Artists have the choice to donate 100% or 50% of sale price to Waterfall Arts Youth Arts scholarship fund.
Location:  Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street, Belfast, ME 04915, US
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River of Words
Posted by:  Ph: 510-548-POEM (7636), Fax: 510-548-2095Deadline:  February 15, 2008
River of Words® (ROW) conducts an environmental poetry and art contest for youth aged 5 to 19 in grades K-12 every year. The contest is designed to help youth explore the natural and cultural history of their own watershed, and to express what they discover through poetry and art. Each year, eight U.S. winners, one international winner, and a "ROW Teacher of the Year" are selected to be honored during National Poetry Month (April) at an Award Ceremony at The Library of Congress in Washington, DC. (ROW is affiliated with The Library of Congress Center for the Book.)

River of Words also publishes an annual poetry book of winning submissions, selected by Robert Hass, and exhibits the children's paintings at museums, libraries, conferences and other venues around the world. The contest is free, and every child is acknowledged with a personalized "Watershed Explorer" certificate. Children may enter on their own or through schools, nature centers, libraries, youth clubs and other organizations.

River of Words is coordinated in Iowa by IOWATER. Entries not chosen as finalists or grand prize winners in the international contest are returned to IOWATER, where they are judged in an Iowa statewide River of Words contest. For specific information (artwork and poetry requirements, due dates, contact information, etc.) visit the ROW website.
Location:  Entries to: River of Words, PO Box 4000 J , Berkeley, CA 94704, US
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ambiEnt: Environment Energy Ecology Efficiency
Posted by:  Environment Energy Ecology Efficiency,
Deadline:  February 15, 2008
The first edition of ambiEnt Festival will take place in Brescia, Italy 2008, 18-21 April. It will be set in the restyled Cinema Eden, right in the old city. During 4 days, ambiEnt will explore the contemporary narration of the relationship between Mankind and Nature. It will do that through Films and Projections, concerts and conferences, following the leading themes of the 4 E's: Energy, Ecology, Environment, Efficiency. We are looking for new (as well old) films and short films; we'll provide a sum of money to the ones we will select for the official projection, even if ambiEnt is not a competition.

We can manage both Dvd and 35mm supports. The interested ones can mail us before 15 February at, or fax to +39.030.8379.404 specifying "ambiEnt project".
Location:  You can send a DVD + presentation (if you have) to: Cinema Eden, Via Nino Bixio 9, 25122 Brescia, Italy
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Composting Good and Evil: Redesign for Sanctimonious Sinners
Posted by:  Susan Kingsley,
Deadline:  February 10, 2008
A virtual exhibition open to all artists. What would happen if we tossed our smug habits into a heap? What if we composted our shameless sins, our saintly intentions and our fertile imaginations and pledged to use the resulting fecund glory to redesign and nurture the world? Imagine the change that could grow from a pile of temptation, convenience, guilt, hope and inspiration! Join this collaborative effort to transform your compost of good and evil into art for an earthshaking exhibition.

Using any of the following words as a guide, show us a piece of your (recycled) mind and (reprogrammed) heart. Reflect, reform, reconsider, resolve, relate, revise, rework, renew, repair, repurpose, reconnect, review, regret, renounce, reproach, react, rethink, reuse, reduce and recycle.

Ethical Metalsmiths will feature the exhibition on its Web site beginning March 15, 2008 for an extended period of time. The exhibition will premiere on the campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, on Friday, March 7, 2008, during the Society of North American Goldsmiths annual conference. Digital images will be viewed on an outdoor, billboard-size, high resolution LED display. You can work small or big, but we must have a high quality digital image. Submissions that are consistent with the theme and purpose and meet the image requirements will be included. The use of recycled and repurposed materials is encouraged, but not mandatory.
Location:  Online
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Call for Submissions of Art and Science Installations for Yuri's Night Bay Area 2008
Deadline:  February 8, 2008
Yuri's Night World Space Parties celebrate humankind's first venture into space by Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961. The event is a unique convergence of artists, scientists, astronauts, performers, technologists and musicians to pay tribute to our shared global heritage in space exploration. Through simultaneous celebrations worldwide, Yuri s Night is a collaboration of creative thinkers from all fields to ignite excitement about what is new on the horizon in space exploration and to remind us of the inspiring possibilities that humanity can achieve.

We invite artists and scientists to investigate and demonstrate our culture s radical new technology, art and vision for sustaining our future. We're looking for visionaries of the sciences and arts to join our celebration: artists who love science, scientists who love art, and those who blur the line between all disciplines. Exhibit or demonstrate your works in the spacious NASA hangars or adjoining tarmac and structures.

We encourage all applicants to think of ways to make their projects more ecologically friendly and sustainable. This may include the use of recycled or reused materials, the incorporation of renewable power sources, demonstrations of green technology, or just a plan for transporting the project that reduces gasoline use. Please visit website for detailed application information.
Location:  To submit video works: Please mail NTSC DVD(s) to: Zerogartist, Zero Gravity Arts Consortium, P. O. Box 193163, San Francisco, CA 94119, US
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CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: SymbioticA's Biological Arts Workshop, Bangalore
Posted by:  Meena Vari, Srishti,
Deadline:  February 8, 2008
National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore India's first intensive Biological Arts Workshop & Masterclass. An intensive 5-day workshop for artists from India and South Asia, providing a hands-on exploration of biological technologies and issues stemming from their use. Please send an expression of interest by 8 February 2008 to Meena Vari, Srishti.

This is a hands-on workshop where the tools of modern biology are demonstrated through artistic engagement, which in turn gives voice to the broader philosophical and ethical exploration into the extent of human intervention with other living things. It involves exploration of biological technologies and issues stemming from their use, and serves as a theoretical and practical introduction to the creation of biological art and is aimed at educating artists from India in issues of biotechnology and the life sciences. See website for more details.
Location:  Bangalore, India
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Living Green For Our Children's Future
Posted by:  Michelle and Patrick Gannon,
Deadline:  February 1, 2008
At Marin Waldorf School, we are committed to inspiring students with a love of learning, an appreciation for intellect and creativity, and a respect for the environment. We believe these qualities are essential for our children to meet the global challenges of the 21st century. For this reason, we are calling our 2008 fundraising auction "Living Green For Our Children's Future". We hope you will join us in our fundraising efforts.

Our plan is to host an innovative online auction and informational website highlighting ways to "live green". We are seeking items and services from generous donors like yourself that will be put up for bid on our special dedicated website. We will promote your service and/or product, as well as your business to many Marin Waldorf families, friends, supporters and the community at large. Your donation will be featured in our printed catalog, as well as our online auction catalog where we can include an item description, logo, picture and even a live link to your own website. We hope that you will be interested in this unique opportunity.

The online silent auction will begin February 23th and end on March 13th two days before the live auction and celebration. We would appreciate receiving any and all donations as soon as possible and by February 1st at the latest for inclusion in the printed catalog. We look forward to hearing from you and we really appreciate your generous support.
Location:  US
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Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition: Sculpted Green
Posted by:  Tamar Benzikry-Stern,
Deadline:  February 1, 2008
Seeking outdoor and indoor sculptures that relate art to ecology, environmentalism, sustainability and similar green notions to inspire green thinking, dialogue and decision-making. Sculpted Green theme can be addressed through artistic medium, technique, and/or content. Selection by an outstanding panel of regionally and nationally respected jurors. No fees. Honoraria, shipping and mileage re-imbursement, insurance and free or assisted installation offered.
Location:  Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition 450 110th Ave NE , Bellevue, WA 98004, US
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Call for Exhibition Proposals - LH Horton Jr Gallery
Posted by:  Jan Marlese, Gallery Director,
The LH Horton Jr Gallery is a non-profit art gallery located on the campus of San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California, near Sacramento, Oakland and San Francisco. Artists, lenders and guest curators granted an exhibition will receive a pro-rated honorarium based on experience and geographic location. Negotiable funding is also available for return shipping, hotel accommodations and special needs. The Gallery is a premier exhibition space of over 2,000 square feet. Deadlines ongoing. For a complete prospectus, please send an email.
Location:  LH Horton Jr Gallery, 5151 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95207, US
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Quantum Shift TV video contest "Be the Change! Share the Story!"
Deadline:  January 31, 2008
Be the Change! Share the Story! School Video Contest is a unique opportunity to show the world the change you are in the world! Each contest entrant or team must be affiliated with a school and must produce two short videos documenting their participation in a socially or environmentally oriented project - from volunteering at a homeless shelter, to educating the local community on human rights, to measuring their school's carbon footprint. The first video simply needs to introduce the project idea; the second video covers the project's execution and results.

* Open to students in grades 1-12 at schools in the US and Canada.
* Develop and execute an environmental, human rights or social justice project
* Submit 2 short videos about the project
* Age groups: Elementary, grades 1-6; Junior, 7-9; and Senior, 10-12.
* Grand Prize in each age group is $50,000 in cash and prizes for your school.

The winning school (judged by a combination of expert panel review and online buzz user-generated by the Quantum Shift community) gets $50,000 in funding and educational resources - including the opportunity to build an environmentally friendly recreational facility (like an eco-skatepark or organic garden) on school grounds or in the local community. The first video must be uploaded to by January 31st and the second video by March 31, 2008. Winners will be announced in May.
Location:  US
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Island Summer 2008: Call for European Artists
Posted by:  T: +49 (0)621 567266,
Deadline:  January 31, 2008
From 8 to 22 June 2008 the Island Summer 2008 will take place at the Parkinsel in Ludwigshafen/ Rhein on the occasion of the Kultursommer Rheinland-Pfalz. Kultur-Rhein-Neckar e.V initiates a European Art Symposium under the title 'Islands of Sweet Idleness'. European artists are invited to submit proposals for land art projects.

The European Art Symposium at the Island Summer 2008 will be dedicated to rest and relaxation as it is not only the 'happy holidays' which are a much-needed counterpoint to weeks filled with hard work. Creative breaks, rest and relaxation and intervals of sweet idleness are all closely linked to labour, work and effort. The call for proposals is open from 15 November 2007 to 31 January 2008. The results will be presented at the opening of the Island Summer, and it is intended that they will be used by visitors in 2008 and in the years to come. Artists will be paid 1,500 euros plus traveling expenses and will be provided with board and lodging. Costs for materials per island: approx. 1,200 euros (plus possible donations of materials).
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Fish Island Ecology/Arts Lab, New Bedford, MA
Posted by:  Carol Steinfeld,
Fish Island in New Bedford, Mass. is a small marine-salvage island that was the site of the country's first oil refinery--first whale oil then kerosene. To turn the tide on this phenomenon, Fish Island will host water-cleaning sculptures and landscapes that also grow biofuel plants. A vernacular green roof, eco-toilets, rainwater collection, solar greenhouse heating, biodiesel distribution are featured. A gallery and workshop space is available short-term for eco-artists. Artists should submit a short description of what they would like to do at Fish Island.
Location:  Fish Island, New Bedford, MA, US
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Fermanagh County, Ireland: Art of Regeneration Programme 2008
Posted by:  T: (028) 6632 5050, F: (028) 6632 2024,
Deadline:  January 25, 2008
Fermanagh District Council is seeking Visual Artists for its Environmental Sculpture Residency as part of the Art of Regeneration Programme 2008. Applicants must meet the following criteria: A 3rd level degree qualification or equivalent in Fine Art; Evidence of experience of making art in the public domain and an understanding of Environmental Sculpture - in particular Land Art; Be able to demonstrate a good understanding of current environmental issues; Evidence of at least 3 years experience in delivering arts workshops; Hold a current Public Liability Insurance cover which permits work with Adults.

The residency will consist of providing new artwork with local community/voluntary groups, plus research and development, within established Art of Regeneration themes. Employment will be on a part-time, self employed basis on a year to year basis. Each Resident Artist will be engaged for 1 year (with an option for an extension) to undertake their programme of work with 2 community/voluntary groups (adults) / (they will be expected to complete 200 hrs in residence during each year, of which 60 hours will be contact time with groups and the remainder of hours will be for research and development).

The fee per residency will be £5,000 along with a budget for approved materials, etc. An Artist Brief is available from the Head of Personnel at the Townhall, Enniskillen or on our website.
Location:  The Head of Personnel, Fermanagh District Council, Townhall, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, BT74 7BA, IE
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Interested in Art? Interested in the Environment? Join Us in 2008.
Posted by:  Andree Thompson, 510 841 0588,
Laney College EcoArt Matters Class 141 L1706, January 22 - May 31, 2008. Tuesdays 9am - 3pm. Learn and make art about urgent environmental & community issues combining creative aesthetics with science. This unique course covers a brief history of environmental and community art, with distinguished guest artist and science lecturers. Students create art works, installations or visual, oral presentations based on an important "matter" of their choosing. This work is then displayed in an exhibit on campus or in the community. Past shows have been at the Oakland Museum, June Steingart Gallery, Oakland Zoo Educational Center, The New Art Center Gallery, The Berkeley City Addison Street Windows and the Berkeley Green Gallery.

In view of disturbing reports on globas warming, emphasis will be on environmental issues, with science classes at the Oakland Museum Science Center and several field trips for hands on experience. Students interested in teaching or doing community outreach can get experience and credit by volunteering in local organizations like the Ella Baker Center, Center for a Better Environment, Creative Growth, local schools, senior and community centers and museums. Final projects will consist of examples, demonstrations, photographs and/or oral presentations.
Location:  Laney College, Sculpture Studio, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94607, US

Magmart / Video Under Volcano, International Videoart Festival, 3rd Edition
Deadline:  January 15, 2008
The 3rd edition of Magmart / video under volcano, international videoart Festival will take place from October 2007 to February 2008. Magmart Festival is realized in partnership with CAM - Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, and with the patronage of the Province of Naples. Magmart festival's online media sponsor is the art news portal

The Festival activity begins on October 10 with the publishing of the call for participation, and will end with final event, scheduled for February, 23/24 2008, at CAM:
- on February 23, for the screening of 30 videos selected by Jury, in coordination with other artistic events;
- on February 24, 2008, the selected videos - which become part of permanent collection of Museum - will be screened on loop for the Museum's visitors.

SUBMIT A VIDEO (please, read carefully the rules before submitting!) The Festival is open to all international videoartists. Participation is free. The Festival is dedicated exclusively to videoart, and doesn't suggest any particular theme. A jury of experts will vote from all submitted videos. The 30 selected artworks will become part of CAM permanent collection. Note: Deadline extended to January 15, 2008. Please visit website for more information.
Location:  Italy
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$100,000 Public Sculpture Competition
Posted by:  Julianne Ramos, AIPP Administrator,
Deadline:  January 15, 2008
Art in Public Places of Rockland County, NY announces a $100,000 commission to create a site-specific sculpture in Pomona, NY - 25 miles north of New York City. Up to five finalists will be selected from those applying. Finalists will be required to submit a full proposal and will receive an honorarium. For full application instructions, visit the website.
Location:  AIPP c/o Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 So. Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY 10994, US
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CELEBRATE WILD SALMON National Youth Art Contest
Posted by:  Emily Nuchols, 206.286.4455 ext. 106,
Deadline:  January 11, 2008
This contest is open to all public, private and home school students in the United States in grades K-12. Grade categories: K-4, 5-8 and 9-12. Four winners are chosen for each grade category. Top 12 artists will have their art framed and displayed in Washington DC and featured in a 2009 Celebrate Wild Salmon calendar. First place winners will be invited to an exhibit featuring their art in Washington DC. Second place winners will receive a $100 gift certificate to Patagonia. All participants receive a Certificate of Participation for their entries and artwork will be shown on a new online art gallery at

Subject Matter: Create art that celebrates salmon and what it means to you and/or the nation. Media: Your choice. Any flat media can be used including pencil, ink, acrylic, oil, charcoal, pastel, crayon, watercolor, photo and/or collage. You may mix media. Original artwork must be sent for selection. Please see website for more details.
Location:  Save Our Wild Salmon, 200 1st Ave W. Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98119, US
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The Paradox of Water Juried Exhibition 2008
Posted by:  (203) 222-7070Deadline:  January 11, 2008
The Westport Arts Center invites submissions in all media that explore the significance and diversity of water. Works may examine water as it relates to beauty, politics, pollution and destructive forces as well as how water affects our lives, other cultures, and all living beings. All media is welcome. Work must have been completed in the last 24 months.

Juror: Mary Sabbatino from Gallerie Lelong, NYC. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place monetary awards. $30 entry fee/up to 4 pieces. Deadline: January 11, 2008. Exhibition dates: March 7-April 13. Please visit our website for details. WAC is a non-profit visual and performing arts organization with a 3600 sq. ft. gallery on the Saugatuck River in downtown Westport, Connecticut.
Location:  The Paradox of Water, Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT 06880????, US
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Temporary Site-Specific Art Projects, Atlanta, GA
Deadline:  January 11, 2008
The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program (PAP) is seeking artists to develop temporary site-specific public art projects with Stuart Keeler, national artist and curator of public spaces. Digital, video, sound and other new genre works that experiment with the urban landscape and its sustainable future will make up the curatorial focus of this project.

Sculpture, performance and innovative approaches to painting, drawing and printmaking are also encouraged. Up to twelve artists will be commissioned to develop projects. The projects will open throughout the City of Atlanta, Georgia in specified parks in early June of 2008. A (new) genre Landscape connects Atlanta artists with city parks and the communities. All projects will utilize designated sites to transform space into innovative works of art. The curator will work with each artist to develop the projects. Listing courtesy of 4Culture.
Location:  Proposals to: Eddie Granderson, Public Art Program Manager, Attention: A (new) genre Landscape, City of Atlanta, Office of Cultural Affairs, City Hall East 5th Floor, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, US
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Horizons Rencontres Arts Nature / Horizons Arts in Nature Festival
Posted by:  Nathalie FORT,
Deadline:  January 8, 2008
Horizons - Arts in Nature Festival, programmed for July till September 2008, is the second of a contemporary art event that derives its originality from the registration of short-lived visual works of art created specifically for the Sancy Massif. Managed by Sancy Tourist Office, the call for projects involves the creation of 10 works of art in the Sancy Massif Community of Municipalities, in other words one work per artist and per locality.

Art grant: a grant totaling €8,000 will be given to each artist selected (covering the creation, traveling, transporting elements from the studio to the site, installation of the work, food and accommodation for the artist in the area). Open for visual artists who can prove sound national and international artistic experience and for young talents. Type of artworks : in situ installations. Candidates selected : 10. Please see website for complete details.
Location:  Horizons - Rencontres Arts Nature - Office de Tourisme du Sancy, Avenue du General Leclerc - BP 99 - 63 240 LE MONT DORE, FRANCE
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Seeking Artwork to Interpret the Telling of Time
Deadline:  January 8, 2008
The City of Albuquerque Public Art Program in New Mexico is seeking a work that will inventively interpret the telling of time. The artwork should be an icon for the lovely neighborhood park where the work will be located. $30,000.00 is available to commission a work of art for the Loma Del Rey Park. The source of funds for this project is General Obligation Bonds - 1% for Art - Parks and Recreation. Apply through CaFE at Listing courtesy of WESTAF.
Location:  Albuquerque, NM, US
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Seeking Proposals: 47th Street Underpass of LSD, Chicago, IL
Deadline:  January 7, 2008
The 47th Street underpass in Chicago, Illinois, is a gateway to the surrounding communities of Hyde Park, Kenwood, and Oakland. The underpass serves local residents and visitors to the academic, recreational, cultural and commercial venues in the area. Passersby include pedestrians on their way to and from the lakefront, commuters using the METRA station, and drivers and passengers in autos and buses.

Project proposals that include higher levels of effective community engagement in design and/or fabrication are encouraged. Artists interested in this opportunity should submit slide or digital images, a statement of artistic intent and a resume indicating related experience. The submittal may, but does not need to, include ideas for the 47th/Lake Park site. Listing courtesy of 4Culture.
Location:  Chicago, IL, US
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2008 Residency Season at the Artists' Enclave at I-Park
Posted by:  860-873-2468,
Deadline:  December 31, 2007
I-Park announces its eighth season hosting The Artists' Enclave. Artists' residencies, self-directed/project oriented, will be offered from May through November 2008. Most sessions are four weeks in duration. Residencies will be offered to visual (including digital) artists, music composers, environmental artists, landscape and garden designers, creative writers and architects. Work samples will be evaluated through a competitive, juried process.

There is a $20 application processing fee required and artists are responsible for their own transportation to and from the area. They also provide for their own food and work materials. The facility is otherwise offered at no cost to accepted artists. I-Park is a 450-acre natural woodland retreat in rural East Haddam, Connecticut. Accommodations include comfortable private living quarters in an 1850's farmhouse, shared bathroom facilities and a private studio on the grounds. An electric kiln, music equipment, wireless internet and library facilities are provided.

International applicants welcome. To defray the cost of travel, a $1,000 grant will be offered in 2008 to two international artists whose work is held in particularly high regard by the selection committee. For additional project information, go to our website. Application materials for 2008, including an in depth FAQ, will be available for direct download from the website (Residency Program section) starting Sept. 1, 2007.
Location:  East Haddam, CT, US
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Sculpture Without Walls 2008-09
Deadline:  December 31, 2007
The City of Cannon Beach, Oregon is pleased to invite artists from Oregon, Washington, California, Montana, Idaho, Alaska and British Columbia to make sculpture submissions for Sculpture Without Walls (SWW). SWW, a public art program, is an annual yearlong outdoor sculpture exhibit. SWW 2008-09 will be on display from April 2008 to April 2009. Seven sculptures will be chosen by a panel of jurors and installed in prominent outdoor locations in Cannon Beach. One sculpture, the winner of "the Peoples Choice Award", a popular vote, will be purchased for up to $15,000 and become a permanent part of the City's public art collection. Listing courtesy of 4Culture.
Location:  Cannon Beach, OR, US
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La Suerte Biological Field Station
Posted by:  Scott Nicol,
The La Suerte Biological Field Station in Costa Rica and the Ometepe Biological Field Station in Nicaragua offer students the opportunity to take summer and winter courses in Drawing the Landscape and Mixed Media in the Rainforest. Immersion in the ecosystems and cultures of Central America provide unique sources for artistic creation.
Location:  PO Box 55-7519, Miami, FL 33255, US
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Artist-in-residency Program at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park
Posted by:  315-655-3196,
Currently our Artist in Residency program is accepting applications from Artists interested in site-installation sculpture with themes of Art and Nature Intersecting. Applications to the Artist in Residence program are accepted on an ongoing basis. Residencies typically last from 2-4 weeks. Artists are provided with a room in the residency lodge, a 4-bedroom house with kitchen, 2 baths and laundry room. Artists in residence have access to the unfinished Art Barn to use as a studio if needed, studio equipment, and a 104 acre park as a canvas.

To apply please send: resume, 10 images of work (slide or digital format), artist statement, project proposal narrative, project proposal budget, and a $20 application fee. The Exhibitions Committee reviews applications on an ongoing basis, potential stipends, when available, are determined based on the proposal. Please email or call the Art Park if you have questions. Stone Quarry Hill Art Park features 104 acres of trails with numerous sculptures installed on a picturesque hilltop in central New York, just outside of Syracuse.
Location:  SQHAP, 3883 Stone Quarry Road, Cazenovia, NY 13035, US
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Service-Works Grants
Posted by:  Josh Greene,
Service-Works is my own foundation that is designed to bridge the gap between my art career and my service industry career. Each month I dedicate one night's worth of my tips to fund a project. The grant averages around $250. Please visit the website for a detailed description and FAQ.
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The Julia and David White Artists' Colony
Posted by:  Royce Clay Slape, Director, 011.506.249.1414,
The Julia and David White Artists' Colony in Costa Rica was established in 1998 by Dr. William L. White as a memorial to his children, both artists who died tragically as young adults. The Colony is devoted to promoting the arts so dearly loved by Dr. White and his children. The Colony is open year-round. Residencies are for a minimum of two weeks, and extended stays of one month or longer are encouraged.

We have begun scheduling into 2008 and still have some spaces yet to fill between May and December 2007. Selections by the committees are made twice monthly and artists are notified within one month or less. If the time requested is not available applicant will be informed of times that are. Please visit website for complete details.
Location:  The Colony, Interlink 232, P.O. Box 526770, Miami , FL 33152
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Artist Residency in France
Posted by:  Christian Hadengue, + 33 4 68 69 35 01,
Located in the village of Sainte Colombe sur l'Hers (south of France), the centre Cat'Art is open all year round to professional artists for residencies from one week to 12 months. Cat'Art is a place where diversity of artistic expressions is encouraged and where exchanges between cultures from all over the world can be developed, so that art expression remains a universal language.
Location:  Cat'Art, La Forge, F-11230 Sainte Colombe sur l'Hers, FR
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Comfort Zone - A Lecture Series
SFAI brings to Santa Fe an outstanding group of artists and writers whose practice focuses on the role of the arts in activism: social, cultural and environmental. These artists and writers approach the world from a different trajectory, to comment upon or simply bear witness to events and forces that might otherwise be overlooked or ignored. By creating art, they allow the viewer to spend time considering the implications and effects of events on a personal, immediate level. Art has the power to touch the emotions and intellect at the same time and the directness and power of such work can be transformative.

Gathered around a common theme or area of exploration, the series of workshops and lectures provides an expanded conversation that engages many aspects of art practice. Each year there is a different theme which brings artists, writers and scholars to discuss their work within a coherent and connected format. One week and two week studio workshops allow artists to work in studio with well known, accomplished visiting artists. These workshops provide an elevated level of interaction that allows artists to expand their practice and benefit from the critical interactions between master artists and student artists. Limited to ten students. Comfort Zone speakers stimulate discourse, and question and answer sessions follow each lecture.

All dates subject to change. Lecture ticket prices: $5 general public, $2.50 students & seniors. Workshop pricing as indicated. Artists involved: Jonathan Hollingsworth, Hans Haacke, Harell Fletcher, Trebor Scholz, David Maisel, Coco Fusco, Mel Chin, Laurie Anderson, Siah Armanjani, Barbara Hammer, Dyanna Taylor, Edgar Heap of Birds, Juan Manuel Echevarria. Please see website for dates and times.
Location:  Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI), 1600 St. Michaels Drive, Santa Fe, NM, US
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Exhibition Opportunities at Humboldt State University
Propose an exhibition to the Exhibition Committee at Humboldt State University (HSU). The committee selects exhibitions for the Reese Bullen Gallery (RBG) on the main campus in Arcata, CA and the First Street Gallery (FSG) in Old Town, Eureka, CA. If your proposal is accepted, the committee will make the final determination of the gallery in which your exhibition will be produced. Visual artists working in all mediums and forms of expression are encouraged to apply. Calendar slots to ask for are early spring 2009, late spring 2009, summer 2009, early fall 2009, late fall 2009, early spring 2010 and late spring 2010.

If you have a proposal appropriate to the HSU Exhibition Program's Art Environment Series, the slot to ask for is late spring 2009 or late spring 2010. The Art & Environment Series is designed to consider the broad intersection of the arts and such subjects as interpretation of the landscape, sustainable industries, watershed and land management issues, native stewardship and new and challenging developments in the environmental sciences-to name a few. Please note that HSU will not exhibit artists who have one or two-person shows scheduled in Humboldt County, California within a one-year period prior to your proposed exhibition at HSU.
Location:  Gallery Committee c/o Jack Bentley, Art Department, HSU, Arcata, CA 95521-8299, US

USA - Canada Border: 11th Annual Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition
Posted by:  Christina Alexander, (360) 332-7165,
Deadline:  December 28, 2007
Artists are invited to submit outdoor sculptures to be featured at the Eleventh Annual Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition from May 1st - October 1st, 2008. A panel of international art experts, association members and park management jury the exhibition. An artwork prospectus is available online. Digital and slide entries are acceptable for entry. Site-specific proposals are acceptable for entry. The entry fee is $10.00 per piece (U.S. funds).

Located at the 4th busiest US/Canada border crossing, over 500,000 people visit the historic site and international peace park each year. A full color self guided artwork and park history tour brochure accompanies the exhibition. Artists benefit from international exposure and recognition by being featured in North America's most celebrated international peace park.

Since 1997, the Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition has featured over 110 sculptures created by 76 international fine artists. The exhibition is presented by United States Canada Peace Anniversary Association (USCPAA), in cooperation with Washington State Parks. Listing courtesy of 4Culture.
Location:  United States Canada Peace Anniversary Association, P.O. Box 4564 , Blaine, WA 98231-4564, US
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2008 Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival - Focus on Global Warming
Deadline:  December 15, 2007
Artists from all countries are invited to send proposals for temporary site-specific sculpture installations that raise awareness about global warming. Works should be suitable for a nature park with an emphasis on wetlands conservation and bird watching. Artists must use natural materials that are good for the environment. They can use materials found in the park with the approval of the staff, or they can buy any other materials needed from the artist's fee. See the website for information about the 2007 Festival and Guandu Nature Park.

Artists should propose works that can last for the full six months of the exhibition, and that can survive typhoons and heavy rains as well as hot and dry summer weather. The exhibition opens on Earth Day, and public activities with the artists will be part of the opening weekend activities. Artists selected will create their artworks during a 12-day residency in Taiwan, April 6-21, 2008. The selected artists will receive a fee of US$1200 (NT$40,000), round trip economy airfare, accommodations, some meals and volunteer help to create their works.

Entries must include the following: Resume or cv with the mailing address and contact information for the artist; 6 images of previous outdoor works that relate to nature and the environment (small jpg files up to 1 MG each); Image list; Written description of the proposed work for Guandu Nature Park including how it relates to global warming and the natural materials that will be used (limit description to one page); Sketch or rendering of the proposed work (scanned or digital image up to 1MG). All entries will be reviewed and finalists notified by February 1, 2008. Curated by Jane Ingram Allen, American artist, independent curator and art critic working in Taiwan. Send entries by e mail only.
Location:  Guandu Nature Park, Taipei, Taiwan
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Call for participation SEEDS 2008
Posted by:  SEEDS team,
Deadline:  December 15, 2007
Somatic Experiments in Earth, Dance, & Science (SEEDS) Festival invites a diverse group of artists, movement practitioners, architects, scientists, spiritual leaders, filmmakers and activists to creatively research ecology and experiential arts. At SEEDS, we will explore how physicality, practice, and science-based inquiry inform one another, through collective experimentation. The festival, itself an ecosystem, will provide a rich nexus for dialogue, reflection, and action.

Our hope is that the questions that emerge through this project will cultivate regenerative and innovative practices to steward our environment. SEEDS Festival asks: What does experiential study offer our understanding of ecology? What questions are relevant for the interaction of art, science, and healing? How can new interdisciplinary forms enliven creative research? In working with global concerns, how can we both utilize and honor indigenous practices and gain greater understanding about the movement of lineages? How can we learn through our behaviors, experiments, and art making to cultivate the planet?

The festival will host workshops, collaborative design projects, panel discussions, live performances, films, and interdisciplinary investigations. You can participate in the whole festival, attend a portion, or create a proposal based on the calls that follow our festival mission (see website). Everyone who comes to SEEDS will offer his/her unique perspective to the collective inquiry, so we hope you chose to attend even if your proposal is not accepted. Please come!
Location:  Earthdance, Plainfield, MA, US
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art at 46: Workshops
"art at 46" is an eco-art community created to showcase galleries and artists who want to present eco-solutions and art works using green techniques. During the exhibition time (December 1st to 15th) "art at 46" will boost a green Fashion Show, Kids and parents work shops, art installations with sustainable materials and containers which will act as an exhibition rooms for artists, greenies. "art at 46" green space for art / Kids and Parents Workshops Art from recycled materials... Re-using what we have... "to become a green artist, spend time with the greenies". A great opportunity for kids to create an art piece made from recycled materials and enjoy a green moment with their parents and the artists.

Saturday, December 8th: Art with recycled Paper workshop 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Step Stones Concrete workshop 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Saturday, December 15th: Art with recycled Fabrics workshop 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Art with plastic bottles workshop 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Location:  46 NW 36 Street, Wynwood Art District , Miami FL 33127, US
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Outdoor Exhibition Opportunities in South San Francisco
Posted by:  SSF Recreation and Community Services Department - (650) 829-3800The SSF Cultural Arts Commission is seeking existing sculpture available for a temporary exhibit. The exhibit period will extend for one to two years. Selected sculptures will be placed in the award winning Orange Memorial Park Sculpture Garden and other designated locations in South San Francisco. Participation is open to all artists, 18 years and older who reside in the United States. Submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis to December 2007. Visit website for more information.
Location:  Submissions to: Recreation & Community Services Department, City of South San Francisco, P.O. Box 711, South San Francisco, CA 94083, US
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Edinburgh Printmakers Curator Wanted for Climate Change Exhibition
Deadline:  December 12, 2007
Edinburgh Printmakers Curator Wanted to curate an exhibition of local, national and international artists working with issues of climate change (exhibition dates 24 May to 05 July 2008).
- Artwork must involve printmaking processes
- Between 6 and 10 artists
- Exhibition across 3 gallery spaces
Absolute deadline for proposals is 12 December 2007, mark proposal 'Climate Change Exhibition'. Gallery floor plans are available on request. Fee is negotiable, according to experience.
Location:  23 Union Street Edinburgh, EH1 3LR Scotland, GB
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Eco-Challenge 2
Posted by:  212.937.6580Deadline:  December 8, 2007
Eco Vis focuses on the creation of an eco-visualization based on at least one set of the ecological impact data. Your job as an "eco-visualizer" is to reveal the not so obvious or to suggest alternative frameworks. We are employing an open definition of eco-visualization. We encourage both traditional data visualization alongside works that use different means than a graph or chart. We are interested in inciting artists, scientists, designers and engineers to move data from the spreadsheet into the world. The world is architecture, the world is the Internet, the world is urban streets, and the world is trees and dirt. Go engage the world.

Winning designs will be awarded cash prizes and, along with finalists, be included in an upcoming Eyebeam exhibition. Jurors include: Martin Wattenberg, artist and researcher, Casey Caplowe, co-founder and creative director of GOOD Magazine, Brooke Singer, artist and Associate Professor, Purchase College/SUNY.
Location:  Eyebeam 540 W. 21st Street , New York, NY 10011, US
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Hollywood Beach Eco Art Fair
Posted by:  Will Candis,
Hollywood Florida - Located between the urban cities of Miami and Fort Lauderdale, the City of Hollywood, Florida, has long stewarded their natural gifts (especially the coastline) with respect and responsibility keeping a civic mind towards environmentalism and conservation. Over the past 25 years, the city has designated half of its shoreline to public parks and, just west of the beach, created the 1500 acre West Lake Nature Preserve to protect nearby wetlands. To celebrate their history on open space and eco-friendly area, the City of Hollywood has announced a call for entries from artists to submit proposals to participate in an Eco Art Fair scheduled to begin December 7, 2007.

With the Central and North Hollywood beaches and West Lake Nature Preserve serving as both inspiration and a gorgeous backdrop, the city is seeking Eco Artists to recast these two habitats and communicate their role in the ecosystem. While raising general environmental awareness, the works should also impress upon viewers' minds the overall importance and beauty of the beach, shore line, and West Lake Preserve and inspire visions of sustainable relationships between humans and the natural world. The Eco Art Fair will cover 2 miles of outside exhibition space both on the beach and on the trails of the West Lake Nature Preserve. For more information, please email Will Candis.
Location:  Candis Communications 500 W 43rd Street Suite 10J, New York, NY 10036, US

Temporary Public Art Festival Open Call
Posted by:  Stan Hunter, (909) 652-6108,,
Deadline:  December 3, 2007
Cucamonga Peak/Art Avalanche is a new alternative, multi-disciplinary event incorporating the work of visual artists at sites on the campus of Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Chaffey College's Public Art Festival Committee is particularly interested in proposals for a two week temporary public art festival incorporating installations that are site specific; utilize innovative and experimental materials and concepts, and that work with the site in inventive ways.

$100 Honorarium for accepted artists/artist teams. No application fee. All mediums and formats will be considered (except sonic), i.e. earthworks, eco-art, site-specific as well as non-site-specific work, installations, sculpture, mixed media, digital, kinetic works, video, etc. An artist's tour of campus is available early November. For the complete open call (rules, information and application), go to website.
Location:  Temporary Public Art Festival, c/o Wignall Museum, Chaffey College, 5885 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737, US
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Thinking Through Nature: Philosophy for an Endangered World
Posted by:  Ted Toadvine,
Deadline:  December 1, 2007
The International Association for Environmental Philosophy (IAEP) invites proposals for a conference to be held 19-22 June 2008 at the University of Oregon in Eugene. Taking as our theme "Thinking through Nature: Philosophy for an Endangered World," we seek proposals for papers (20-minute presentation time) and workshops (30-minute presentation time) pertaining to all facets of environmental philosophy. Interdisciplinary approaches are especially welcome.

Proposals are encouraged on (but not limited to) the following topics: Environmental Ethics; The Aesthetics of Natural and Built Environments; Environmental Restoration and Design; Architecture, Place and Dwelling; Humanities and Environmental Policy Development; Environmental Justice, Social Ecology and Ecofeminism; Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Indigenous Perspectives; Non-Western and Comparative Approaches; Ecocriticism; Ecophenomenology; Environmental Metaphysics and Theology.

PAPER SESSIONS: Paper sessions will feature three presentations, strictly limited to a maximum of 20 minutes each, with 30 minutes for questions and discussion. Proposals will be subject to a refereed review process. Preformed paper panels are encouraged. WORKSHOPS: The first afternoon of the conference will be devoted to workshops emphasizing active learning and participation. Although the range of topics is open, we encourage submissions on pedagogy, service learning, campus sustainability, and related themes. Proposals for workshops should follow the same format as paper proposals. Preformed workshop panels are encouraged. Send 1-2 page proposals for papers or workshops by *1 December 2007* to email address above.
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Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Call for Entries: Games!
Posted by:  Simon Tarr, Curator,
Deadline:  December 1, 2007
Ithaca College's Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) 2008 seeks entries for "The Bardo," an international video game exhibition that will be displayed throughout FLEFF 2008, which will run from March 31 to April 6, 2008.

Radically reconfigured for the 21st century, FLEFF is a multimedia festival that aims to examine all forms of the environment and sustainability in the context of global politics, economics and aesthetics. "The Bardo" takes its name from the Tibetan Buddhist concept of an intermediate state of consciousness that lies between death and life, sleeping and waking. The exhibition applies this notion of in-between thresholds to many subjects in and around gaming, such as the state of the industry, the state of the environment and environmental movements, and relationships between gamers.

We are looking for submissions of video games that expand, interrogate and play with issues related to the four content streams of the 2008 festival: Camouflage, Counterpoint, Games and Gastronomica. Send submissions, with a brief bio, to curator Simon Tarr no later than Dec. 1, 2007. There is no entry fee. Please visit website for more details.
Location:  University of South Carolina Department of Art, Columbia, SC 29208, US
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Call for Sculpture/Installation, Austin, TX
Posted by:  Randy Jewart, 512-743-4245,
Deadline:  December 1, 2007
Hyde Park Neighborhood in Austin, Texas is looking for art for a handful of traffic circles. Submit JPG images for consideration by December 1. Art will be exhibited for six months beginning immediately. Artwork must be able to withstand weather and public access.
Location:  Austin, TX, US
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Art For the Sky
Posted by:  Daniel Dancer,
Art For the Sky is an exciting one-week learning adventure for entire schools that connects art to math to science to history in an unforgettable way. In an age where youthful imaginations are dulled by too much time indoors with eyes glued to screens of one sort or another, Art For the Sky is an outdoor, participatory, ecological experience that children will remember all their lives. The program culminates in a gigantic living painting upon the school's athletic field colored and shaped by the living forms of children and teachers.
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Eco Art Gallery Seeking Submissions and Presentations for Eco Art Event
Green City Gallery is a venue celebrating the emerging field of ecologically responsible designs. The Gallery hosts workshops and other social and educational events, as well as exhibits from organizations, businesses and artists who are all engaged in the development of a vibrant, urban ecology and local "green" economy.

Seeking artists for an event to educate the community on the relationships between ecology and art, and an evening of speakers and presentations on their work. Also seeking local eco artists to display their work at our community gallery supporting ecological design, projects and artists. Looking for all mediums that educate the public on environmental issues or inspire ecological concepts. We are a 5,000 sq. ft space in Berkeley, CA, two blocks north of Downtown Berkeley Bart. We are running until November 30th, 2007, with potential to be a permanent space.
Location:  1950 Shattuck Ave. , Berkeley, CA, US
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International Grand Contest on Rain Drops Award - Geneva 2007
Deadline:  November 25, 2007
The protection of the environment must not remain a matter of specialists only. It is important that the experts discuss with the population about it, and that it is done under other ways than presenting scientific studies. Rainwater, effectively, has several advantages; the most important among them are the reducing of the energy consumption and the large saving of water. Nevertheless, rainwater use remains an area yet to be exploited in the Western world compared to other parts of the world.

Following this objective, the International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA) is launching a grand international competition, awarding the best poster depicting the advantages of the use of rainwater. Artists from all walks of life and from all over the world are invited to present a poster, set up as an artistic presentation of paintings or photographs which show the qualities and benefits that rainwater contains. The first three selected posters will be awarded as follows: the first winner will receive CHF 800.- ($ 680), the second winner will receive CHF 300.- ($ 250) and the third winner CHF200.- ($ 170) respectively. The deadline for participation in the competition is scheduled for 25 November 2007 and the prize giving event will take place on 7 December 2007. More details on the website.
Location:  Rain Drops Award Contest, International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance, Maison Internationale de l'Environnement II, Chemin de Balexert 7-9, 1219 Châtelaine, Genève, Switzerland
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Call for Exhibition and Studio Applicants, Custom House Studios, Ireland
Deadline:  November 23, 2007
Custom House Studios in Westport are now inviting submissions for the following; Artists to work in studios for a one year period in 2008 and Artists to work at studios for period of 1 month to 3 months at the studios during 2008. Also Artists to submit for exhibitions at the gallery at Custom House Studios, for periods during 2008. Please send letters of interest, CVs and 8 images of work (slides, photos, CD), by mail to John Mc Hugh at address below. The closing date: Friday 23 November 2007.
Location:  John Mc Hugh, Custom House Studios, The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo, IE

Shrinkage Worldwide Awards 2007
Posted by:  +41 (0) 43 540 00 26,
Deadline:  November 19, 2007
Last months declaration by a United Nations panel that Global Warming is "unequivocal," and that fossil fuel use is "very likely" to blame, should intensify discussion of the already hot topic: shrinkage. The Design Community has and can change this worsening situation. Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations, once said that art was civilisation's first global movement. Shahneshin Foundation (SF) is committed to realising this movement. The task we face is daunting. Working separately, we could accomplish something significant in each of our respective spheres. But by working to-gether, we actually have a chance to influence the course of history, and hopefully reverse it.

The Shahneshin Foundation would hereby like to invite you to enter into the Shrinkage Worldwide Awards. The goal of the awards is to seed and cultivate our shared desire for a better world. The result of the Shrinkage Worldwide Awards are multi-disciplinary, multi-use posters which explore, divulge, foster, sensitize and awaken both shrinkage culture and experience. The completion of the Shrinkage Worldwide Awards will build the foundation for the realization of a unique, informative and educative art and design experience which contributes to the momentum of a sustainable future by providing an experience that provokes and stretches the minds of its viewers.

This is an international award open to anyone with design ideas inspired by shrinkage culture. Enter alone or in a group. Collaborative and multi-disciplinary teams are encouraged, i.e. a designer and a scientist, or designer and a journalist. Please see website for more details.
Location:  Shahneshin Foundation, Shrinkage Worldwide Award 2007, P.O.Box 1211, CH-8700 Kusnacht - Zurich, CH
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Ecofuturist Exhibition
Posted by:  +33 06 80 86 88 62,
Deadline:  November 15, 2007
SUBJECT: Ecofuturist Exhibition dedicated to the environment.
DATES: From February 8 to March 10, 2008, during the United Nations Plan for the Environment (PNUE) event.
LOCATION: Monaco, Gardens of the Casino. ORGANIZATION: Under the high Patronage of SAS the Prince Albert II, association "Arty-Ecology", in collaboration with Sotheby's and the support of the Foundation Prince Albert II of Monaco, organizes this event in order to help the creators whose work and works, help us to become aware of our environmental responsibility.

Artworks will have to address the following criteria:
1. To transmit a message in ecological matter
2. To be designed for the outdoors
3. Not to present a danger to the public
CONDITIONS: Our committee will select approximately fifteen artists. Deadline: Mid November 2007. The art exhibition details will be studied on a case-by-case basis. The artists commit themselves restoring their site as it was prior to the event.

OPENING EVENT will take place on February 19, in the presence of SAS the Prince Albert II of Monaco, in the "Beautiful Time" Room of the Hermitage Hotel. An auction sale directed by Sotheby's will also take place. A plaque will accompany the works of the artists, and include a photograph, a brief CV, and some descriptive text..
Location:  Palais de la Scala, MC-98000 MONACO
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Slamdance 2008
Deadline:  November 15, 2007
Current TV is looking for short films by young filmmakers about relevant community issues. The five winning films will be shown at this year's Slamdance Film Festival (January 17-25, 2008 at Park City, Utah). The adjectives they are looking for: "fresh, relevant, authentic and inspired". In addition to the screening, winning films will receive a festival pass to Slamdance, the opportunity to pitch your ideas to Current TV. No submission fee. Entries should be about current events or new trends, 4-7 minutes long and in documentary format. Submissions must be in by the deadline of November 15 at 7pm. See website for details.
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INTERNATIONAL ARTIST CALL: Deliciously Disposable Earth
Posted by:  Project Director, Tavia La Follette,
Deadline:  November 15, 2007
In the history of our civilization, minerals have been essential in cultural development by providing basic resources with which humans have built tools, developed medicines and created wealth. It has also meant the destruction and pollution of the environment, the development of unhealthy and unfair work conditions and the rise and fall of kingdoms and empires.

Deliciously Disposable Earth will be a Salon style international multimedia exhibition that explores the contemporary implications of mining industries across the world. Which minerals are being mined? What are we using them for? Who is profiting and who is sweating? How does it fit into our contemporary world of corporate and globalized interests? What new models of corporate colonialism are being developed by mining industries? What are the short and long-term impacts on the environment?

We are calling for artists/intellectuals/activists to propose work that explores and investigates some of these topics, which hopefully can illuminate and open up debate as to the situation of mining today. We encourage provocative work in any medium, that is able to clearly communicate an idea while at the same time engage the viewer in the aesthetics of the work. We are accepting all forms of art and publications. The show will open on January 17th and run through February 22, 2008, with hopes to become a traveling exhibit. Artist stipend will be offered. See website for complete details.
Location:  Carolina Loyola-Garcia and Tavia La Follette, Deliciously Disposable Earth, The Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery, 937 Liberty Ave , Pittsburgh, PA 15222, US
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The Geography of Hope: Installations to illuminate the life, writing, and conservation activities of Wallace Stegner
Posted by:  Zea Morvitz, 415-669-7235
Deadline:  November 15, 2007
A major conference on the life, works and legacies of Wallace Stegner will be held in Point Reyes Station, California in March 2008 to celebrate the 99th anniversary of the birth of this extremely influential writer, teacher and conservationist. To coincide with the conference the Project Space Program at Gallery Route One in conjunction with Point Reyes Books, Toby's Feed Barn and Claudia Chapline Gallery are offering awards of $300 to $2000 for three installations relating to Wallace Stegner, his life, writing and/or conservation activities.

Installations will be exhibited at Gallery Route One and Toby's Feed Barn Gallery in Point Reyes Station and at Claudia Chapline Gallery in Stinson Beach. Marin County artists or teams of artists are invited to send proposals for this project. Who may apply: Artists/ artist-teams living in Marin County. Submission Deadline: November 15, 2007. Media: Installation only. Fee: $15 per application. Notification: Artists will receive a response to applications by Dec 1, 2007. Interested artists are encouraged to visit the three installation venues.
Location:  Project Space, Gallery Route One, POB 937, Pt. Reyes, CA 94956, US
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SculptureWalk 2008 Call to Artists
Posted by:  Jim Clark, Director - 605-366-1265 or 605-339-8359,
Deadline:  November 15, 2007
SculptureWalk is an exhibit of original outdoor sculptures displayed year around in downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a progressive community of 150,000. The sculptures are owned by the artists and loaned to the exhibit. From June 1st through September 30th the public will vote for their favorite sculpture and the winner will be recognized as the People's Choice Award. The People's Choice Award sculpture will be purchased by the City of Sioux Falls (up to $15,000 at the end of the exhibit year for the city's permanent collection. The winning artist will also receive a cash award and trophy. First and second place winners also receive cash awards.

This will be our 5th year. Sculptors may submit up to two original sculpture entries. Open to professional and amateur sculptors of all backgrounds. Please find detailed information on the website.
Location:  SculptureWalk, PO Box 1165, Sioux Falls, SD 57101, US
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Eco Fashion Event @ The Green City Gallery
Deadline:  November 12, 2007
Seeking local designers, models and artists to exhibit their work (show up with a model/provide clothes/wear your own!) or those just interested in fashion and environmental issues to participate in an eco-fashion event. Date is being planned for November. Looking also for workshops, speakers, exhibits and people interested in volunteering or donating services to this event. It will be a day/evening of inspiration, networking and education on the issues of sustainable fashion design.
Location:  1950 Shattuck Ave. , Berkeley, CA, US
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Sculptor on Campus, Cal. State Univ. Bakersfield
Posted by:  Joyce Kohl,
Deadline:  November 12, 2007
Competition for artists to submit proposals for sculpture or installations to be built on campus in the spring of 2009 (between middle of April and the middle of May) with the assistance of students. Work will remain on display for between six months to several years, (depending on the nature of the project) on loan to the campus, remaining the property of the artist. $2,000 honorarium to cover travel, materials and board.
Location:  Kohl, Art Dept. Cal. State Univ, Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099, US

The Resilience Art Exhibition: Call for Submissions
Deadline:  November 2, 2007
We invite artists to submit proposals for the Resilience Art Exhibition to be held at a special venue at Stockholm University in April 2008. The exhibition will take place in connection with the international science and policy conference Resilience, Adaptation and Transformation in Turbulent Times (

Throughout history human society has shaped the dynamics of nature and at the same time been shaped by this dynamics. The scale and speed of human actions have now expanded into globally interconnected societies embedded in planet Earth processes at all levels, reflected in climatic and environmental changes affecting people and regions worldwide. To what extent are human societies adapting our capacity for learning and foresight to deal with the new global and challenging situation? What is the role of the cultural sphere in this context?

Resilience - the capacity to deal with change and continue to develop - has evolved as a key concept to address such issues. How can we develop capacity to cope with, adapt to and possibly even transform into improved situations in the face of these challenges? In a resilient society sudden change may lead to new opportunities for development. In a vulnerable society sudden change may be devastating. In what way can the cultural sphere help prepare society to deal with such changes, to revive and regenerate following change and stimulate novelty and innovation for sustainability? We invite artists to interpret resilience, to explore and imagine ways for how to take on this major challenge facing human societies.
Location:  Submissions to: "Resilience", Mejan Labs, Akademigrand 3, SE- 111 52 Stockholm, Sweden.
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Call for Artists: Landmark Public Art Commission: Widnes Waterfront, UK
Deadline:  November 2, 2007
Facilitated by creative public realm agency beam, Halton Borough Council invites artists and other creatives to send expressions of interest for the first of a number of permanent landmark commissions that are planned to be installed at various locations within the Widnes Waterfront Economic Development Zone. Set on the banks of the River Mersey, the Widnes Waterfront is investing £17 million of funding over 6 years to facilitate the wholesale regeneration of the derelict, former industrial area.

Applications are requested from all types of highly innovative contemporary artists, including architects and designers and all other creatives interested in either working singly or applying as a part of a wider collaborative partnership. Applicants with a particular interest in sustainable natural and built environments, and local communities living alongside such modern industrialised landscapes, are especially welcome.

Whilst it is envisaged that this artwork will be a permanent landmark commission, applicants are also encouraged to explore any parallel opportunities for creative lighting and projection that might be integrated within their proposals. Expressions of interest are also encouraged for all artists interested in applying for any future permanent or temporary arts projects on the Widnes Waterfront - such as the recently initiated artist residency programme. All interested artists for this permanent commission, should register by posting a Stage One expression of interest to arrive by 12 noon on Friday 2nd November 2007. Details of the requirements and conditions for this are downloadable from the website.
Location:  beam, The Orangery, Back Lane, Wakefield WF1 2TG, GB
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National Art Premiere 2008
Posted by:  Frank Tumino,
Deadline:  October 31, 2007
Seeking all styles of art for show held at the Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery in the Elmhurst Art Museum, Illinois. The exhibit is open to all U.S. and Canadian artists 18 years of age and older. All work must be original, conceived and executed solely by the artist, and completed within the past five years, without instructional assistance. All media except film and video are eligible for exhibition.

Cash awards of $1000 for Best of Show (or $500 and a solo show in the Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery in the Elmhurst Art Museum), two $500 Awards of Excellence, two $300 Awards of Merit, and two $200 Awards of Special Recognition will be given. Please see website for more details.
Location:  Elmhurst Artists' Guild, National Art Premiere 2008, 150 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126, US
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The Bayview Artpatch
Posted by:  garden wrangler: Jennifer Alexander, 415.252.8300,
Do you love art and nature? If you answered yes, then you are the perfect candidate to help us build the Bayview Artpatch. We are looking for a few good people to help us transform this desolate plot of land, long the site of broken down artcars and other flotsam and jetsam leftover from half-finished art and mechancial projects, into a flourishing garden complete with installations of sculptures made of recycled materials. We're going to need some help because we can't do it all by ourselves. So if you have some gardening and landscaping skills or some killer sculpture that you'd like to put on display, contact us and let us know how you want to contribute in bringing new life to this lonely empty plot.
Location:  San Francisco, CA, US
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Summer Environmental Arts Workshops for Schools
Posted by:  Toni Cross,
Environmental arts company Dolphin Design has just released a programme of summer arts workshops for schools. One or two day workshops on the themes of 'outdoor art', 'reduce, reuse and recycle' and 'digital nature photography' encourage classes to get outside, look more closely at their natural environment and create artwork with an environmental theme. We are based in Beverley, East Yorkshire, but available for workshops throughout the UK. We also run workshops for summer holiday fairs and festivals.
Location:  Beverley, East Yorkshire, GB
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Posted by:  Nicole McGovern, ph: 216.621.5330
Cleveland Public Art (CPA) in partnership with the Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC) is pleased to announce the completion of WindWorks, a new permanent educational public art installation surrounding the GLSC's full scale wind turbine. Created by the collaborative artist team of Allan Wexler and Ellen Wexler the project blends landscape and sculpture to create a new public space where art, science, and the environment converge. Their artwork extends the Science Center's exhibits beyond the museum walls and creates a new public space on Cleveland's lakefront. Together, the turbine and its surrounding artwork make a powerful visual statement about Northeast Ohio' growing commitment to environmental sustainability.

In keeping with the project's commitment to principals of sustainability, all materials used in the construction were acquired locally and the project was constructed by Cleveland-based craftsmen and contractors. Even the dense plant material that once decorated the grass lawn where the artwork is now located was reused. The landscaping was replanted along the newly constructed Morgana Run multi-purpose biking and walking trial in Cleveland's Slavic Village neighborhood.
Location:  Cleveland Public Art, 1951 W. 26th Street, #101 , Cleveland, OH 44113-3440, US
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Call for Entries to the Buckminster Fuller Challenge!
Posted by:  718 290 9283,
Deadline:  October 30, 2007
The Buckminster Fuller Institute has announced a call for entries to THE BUCKMINSTER FULLER CHALLENGE, an international design science competition which seeks to confer a prize of $100,000 to a single winning solution. Prize monies will be awarded in June, 2008 to support the development and implementation of a solution that has significant potential to solve humanity's most pressing problems in the shortest possible time while enhancing the Earth's ecological integrity.

Inspired by the life and work of visionary 20th Century futurist and global thinker, R. Buckminster Fuller, The Challenge seeks solutions that epitomize what Fuller called the trimtab principle. The Trimtab - a nautical term for a tiny rudder on the trailing edge of the main rudder of very large vessels, causes an initial momentum allowing the main rudder to turn with less effort in pulling the whole ship around.

"We anticipate receiving many creative and viable solutions that may, at first glance, not seem commensurate with the task at hand - but upon closer inspection we'll discover they contain certain missing ingredients that are just what it will take to help bring about a future that is ecologically sustainable", Challenge co-founder and BFI Executive Director, Elizabeth Thompson. Submissions to The Buckminster Challenge will be accepted from Sept. 4th through midnight (EDT) October 30th, 2007.
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ACNI Banff Residency
Deadline:  October 25, 2007
Applications are open for the Northern Ireland Arts Council's Banff Residency at the Leighton Studios in Canada. The Banff Residency offers established artists the opportunity to concentrate on their work in a retreat environment, for a period of 8-10 weeks. Deadline for receipt of application is 4pm on Thursday 25th October 2007. For more information see website.
Location:  Banff, Canada
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Call for Submissions: Side Creek Park, Aurora, CO
Deadline:  October 21, 2007
The City of Aurora, Colorado invites visual artists and artist teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications to be considered for a public art commission in Side Creek Park, between Jewell and Louisiana avenues on Dunkirk Street. The Project Art Selection Panel envisions one or several artworks to be placed along the path that meanders through the park. An artwork or a series of artworks in this location will add interest to this small neighborhood park. Budget: $55,000.

All visual artists/artist teams residing in the United States are eligible. Prior public art experience helpful but not required. Applications are being taken through CaFE, which provides artists with an easy-to-use system to enter contact information and upload digital images of their artwork. No hard copy submissions will be accepted. Please see website for more information.
Location:  Aurora, CO, US
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A.I.R. International Artists Residencies/Seminar '07- '08 Budapest, Hungary
Posted by:  Beata Szechy,
Deadline:  October 19, 2007
The Hungarian Multicultural Center, Inc. (HMC) invites interested visual artists, film makers and writers to submit application for 2 weeks workshop/seminar program in Budapest, Hungary. The HMC is an award winning non-profit organization dedicated to promoting international art and the understanding of world cultures, through high quality art exhibitions, cultural exchanges and related educational programs.

The HMC principal focus is an international residency program to which artists from around the world are invited. Dates of the seminar: Thursday, DECEMBER 27, 2007 - Wednesday, JANUARY 9, 2008. The program is open to international artists working in all disciplines who are engaged in the research, development or creation of work. For application form or questions regarding the International Artist Residency please send an email.
Location:  Entries to: HMC, P.O.Box 141374 , Dallas, TX 75214-1374
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Junk to Funk: Recycled Fashion Show Contest
Deadline:  October 17, 2007
Junk to Funk Recycled Fashion Show Contest, held on November 17, 2007, is an annual event featuring 30 selected pieces of wearable art based on the creative use of "trash". Artists compete on the runway for cash prizes, based on percentage of recycled material, creativity and craftsmanship. Submissions for entry are encouraged by professional artists, apparel designers and are open to the creative public.

Put your artistic skills to use while exploring creative re-use in art and fashion. Go beyond fabrics into wearable art and costumes! Support sustainability while competing to win prizes up to $500. Are you an independent budding artist, apparel designer, or just a creative person? Enter to promote yourself, your business, or just for fun. See website for details.
Location:  Send application to: Junk to Funk, P.O. Box 15163 , Portland, OR 97293, US
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Call for Submissions: Star K Ranch, Aurora, CO
Deadline:  October 17, 2007
Star K Ranchis a 200-acre natural area and outdoor learning facility (The Morrison Nature Center) located along the Sand Creek Greenway in Aurora, Colorado. The Project Art Selection Panel has selected the two sites adjacent to the Morrison Nature Center to provide visitors with a sense of arrival to a very natural space.

This location is intended to allow people a congregation space while leaving the natural areas untouched. The Project Art Selection Panel envisions that the artwork will relate to local history and/or indigenous species of the area. They also envision a three-dimensional sculpture to be placed in one of two locations adjacent to the Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch. These locations will provide a sense of welcome and a photo opportunity for visitors, while promoting the Nature Center. Budget: From $45,000 to $55,000 for all related expenses of this project.

Applications are only being taken through CaFE,which provides artists with a free and easy-to-use system to enter contact information, upload digital images of artwork and apply to a number of open calls for entry at one time. No hard copy submissions will be accepted. Please visit website for all details.
Location:  Aurora, CO, US
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Oak Harbor Arts Commission / Public Art Opportunity - Ft. Nugent Park
Posted by:  (360) 279-4544,
Deadline:  October 15, 2007
The Oak Harbor Arts Commission is seeking an artist to create and install a site specific artwork or artistic feature which will enhance an open green space within Fort Nugent Park. Applications must be received (not postmarked) no later than October 15, 2007. The project will be constructed and installed by the spring of 2008. Three finalists will be asked to develop a conceptual proposal and to interview with a selection panel which will meet on October 29, 2007. BUDGET: $11,000. See website for complete details.
Location:  Oak Harbor Arts Commission C/O Karen Crouch, 856 Barrington Drive, Oak Harbor, WA 98277, US
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Create Birdbaths for Redwood City, CA
Deadline:  October 1, 2007
The Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission is seeking artists to design, build and install artistic bird baths in Redwood City. Yes, bird baths! The bird bath theme is open to interpretation and can range from traditional fountains to large scale contemporary installations, with a focus on creativity. This can include, but is not limited to, artists who work with concrete, stone, mosaics, metal, glass, light, sound and mixed media. The artwork can be of any scale, but must provide water to birds. Sites for the works will be presented to particular artists based on the submission. Open to all artists. Visit website for details.
Location:  Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission, Public Art Subcommittee, 1400 Roosevelt Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94061, US
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Artist in Residence in East Java, Indonesia
Posted by:  Jumaadi,
If you are an artist and would like to build a body of work and experience the lives of ancient Javanese, we welcome you to stay at our great studio and living space within the village of Seloliman. It is an old Javanese village surrounded by tropical forest and an ancient temple. We would invite you for our traditional meal each lunch time together with PPLH staff . At the end of your two-month stay, you could have a solo exhibition either at the PPLH or at CC Gallery. We provide studio space, accommodations, gallery space. Transport will be the responsibility of the artist.
Location:  PPLH Seloliman, Trawas, Mojokerto, East Java, ID
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Common Ground 2008: Future Earth: Our Home in Peril?
Deadline:  September 30, 2007
Common Ground 2008 is an international digital art project. The theme for each Common Ground piece is Environmental Stewardship. Acclaimed and emerging artists from around the world will be selected for a Beijing premier to coincide with the Olympics in 2008. A touring exhibition to galleries, universities and museums then follows to Europe and North America through 2010. Theme: Future Earth: Our Home in Peril?

Artists from around the world are invited to use the digital art medium to speak to the common issues we all face on this planet, regardless of where we reside or what language we speak or what tribe or nation we identify with. We cannot escape our interconnectedness with regard to the health of planet Earth and its ecosystems. For this collection of digital art, we are looking for compelling imagery that creatively communicates this cross cultural imperative to treat our home "Earth" as the sanctuary that it is for all of us.

There are NO fees for submissions. Open to all creative artists whose works can be defined as digital in nature. We invite artists to submit up to 3 finished digital art images. To learn more about the nature of 'Digital Art' relative to this inaugural Common Ground Collection, the jury and to submit electronically, see our website.
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Ground Up Artists Collective: Call for Members
Posted by:  Vince Wall,
Deadline:  September 30, 2007
The Ground Up artists collective invites applications for new members with an interest in arts in the rural context. For further information see website. Please send a brief statement of interest and intention by email or post.
Location:  Vince Wall, GUAC Membership Officer c/o Vince Wall Main Street, Ennistymon, County Clare, IE
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Art and Ecology Triennial
Posted by:  Cynthia Hollis, Dir. of Art Exhibitions and Programs,
Deadline:  September 28, 2007
A call for artists to submit work or proposals for the juried Art and Ecology Triennial exhibition, which will take place February thru May, 2008. Works in any media, must be focused on issues of ecology and the environment. Please submit a set of 10 slides or CD with electronic images, with proposal, resume and artist statement to mailing address. Include title, date, size and media of each work shown.
Location:  The Brogan Museum, 350 S. Duval Street , Tallahassee, FL, US

Call for Submissions: Sculptor in Residence at Airfield Trust - Ireland
Deadline:  September 26, 2007
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, the Arts Council and Airfield Trust invite submissions for a sculptor-in-residence at Airfield Trust from November 2007 to April 2008. Artists are invited to respond creatively to the setting of Airfield Trust, Dundrum, Dublin 14 and take inspiration from varied sources including the physical location and the historical, geographical and cultural contexts of Airfield Trust and its surrounding environment.

The total budget for the residency is £7 000, fully inclusive of the artist's fee, materials and other related costs. Selection will be made by way of a two-stage open submission competition. For further details required before application contact Claire Power at address below. Deadline: Stage One open submissions, 5pm Wednesday 26 September 2007.
Location:  Claire Power, Artists Residencies, Arts Office, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Dun Laoghaire Co. Dublin. , IE
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Site Unseen
Posted by:  (505) 242-1501,
Deadline:  September 14, 2007
THE LAND/an art site, Inc., announces a call to artists for proposals of ideas that can be variably realized by partner artists working at a specific outdoor site (or sites) in New Mexico. The resulting works will be featured in a show titled SITE UNSEEN, to run from September 28, 2008 to October 19, 2008.

Selected off-site artists, with no detailed knowledge of the site or its features, will be asked to contribute, literally sight-unseen, a score, plan or text, from which their on-site collaborator(s) will devise a highly site-specific realization (or realizations). Ideas may be very specific or wide-open, and collaborations may range from blind to intensely cooperative. SITE UNSEEN will encourage artists to rethink traditional notions of collaboration and site-specificity, and will provide an opportunity for artists worldwide to be involved with THE LAND/an art site. Applicants should send: A proposal, artist's statement, resume, and examples/images on CD or any other appropriate support materials. Please include a SASE if support materials are to be returned.
Location:  THE LAND/an art site, 419 Granite NW , Albuquerque, NM 87102, US
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Can You Save the World in 60 Seconds?
Deadline:  September 12, 2007
Have you ever wanted to make a video that could change the world? Imagine your message about the climate crisis being judged by Academy Award winners and an exec from one of the hottest ad agencies in the world, played on international TV, and inspiring millions of people around the globe. The chance is yours! Building on the momentum of Live Earth, the Alliance for Climate Protection has teamed up with Current TV to give your talent a worldwide audience on the most important issue facing the planet. And oh yeah, we're also giving away a hybrid car.

The premise is simple: create the best 15, 30, or 60-second Ecospot ad showcasing how you or someone you know is taking action to solve the climate crisis -- or create an original, persuasive message that will open eyes, inspire change and empower your audience. After you submit your ad, our panel of celebrity judges will narrow the field to 20 finalists. Judges include actors George Clooney, Orlando Bloom, and Cameron Diaz, Oscar winning director Sam Mendes, and ad agency exec Alex Bogusky. Once the field is narrowed, you, your friends and thousands of others will pick the winner through an online vote.
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An Invitation to Imagine and Design a Home for Bats in London
Deadline:  September 10, 2007
The Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) is pleased to support a competition to design a multi-species bat house for London at the London Wetland Centre in Barnes. You are invited to imagine and design some much needed social housing for London's bats. The competition is open to all and there are three categories for entrants; architects, the general public and children. An exhibition accompanied by a publication will coincide with the competition.

Prize money of £3,000, £1,000 and £500 will be awarded to the winner of each of these categories respectively, with a further £2600 distributed between the runners up. Your entry will need to be received by 14.00hrs on Monday 10th September. See website for more information.
Location:  GB
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Calling Inventive Recyclers to Teach
madefromscrap at gmail dot com
Deadline:  September 9, 2007
Coming this September, an experimental workshop studio called Made From Scrap will host it's first season of do-it-yourself classes. They're currently looking for resourceful artists, designers, crafters and handipersons to teach and re-reveal the everyday, functional and scrap. The overall objective of Made From Scrap is to show how recycling can be more than a blue bin. Check out our website for our bulletin and more information.
Location:  1433 Van Dyke, San Francisco, CA 94124, US
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Save the "Block Beuys"!
Posted by:  Save the Block Beuys Network, initiative-block-beuys (at)
Deadline:  September 8, 2007
An open, public discussion -including national and international friends- will take place on Saturday, 8 September 2007 at 2 p.m. (14.00 hrs.) in the Block Beuys section of the Landesmuseum in Darmstadt. We are asking Roland Koch, the Minister President of Hessen (the county to which the Landesmuseum and the Block Beuys belong) to participate in this meeting in order to discuss appropriate ways of caring for and dealing with the Block Beuys exhibit within the Landesmuseum. The letter of invitation sent to the Minister President has also been sent as an open letter to over 30 media networks and individuals.

The suggestion and encouragement to call for further discussion -between those responsible for the decisions being taken and a wider group of experts and friends- came from artist Shelley Sacks during her last visit to Darmstadt. A group in Darmstadt then drafted the call for this meeting. Further information and other forms of participation are available on the website below, including information relating to the proposed changes the Landesmuseum intends to make to the Block Beuys. The link also contains material on actions that have taken place to try and get the museum to reconsider its plans.
Location:  Block Beuys section, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Friedensplatz 1, Darmstadt Germany
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Linking Water + Land in the Los Angeles Region
Posted by:  Vallia Dahdouh (916) 448-1198 Ext. 327,
Deadline:  September 7, 2007
It's time to register for the Linking Land Use and Water in the Los Angeles Region workshop presented by the Local Government Commission, CSU San Bernardino Water Resources Institute and the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council! This full-day workshop on September 13, 2007, addresses ways to link water and land use to advance sustainable development in the Los Angeles Region.

Join local officials, experts in land use planning and site design, water resource professionals, and natural resource management officials in this workshop covering the important topic of integrated water and land use planning. Participants will learn how strategies such as Smart Growth and Low Impact Development can be applied to align development practices and water resource protection, and how to maximize the efficient use of water resources in our growing communities.

Who should attend? Local elected officials and staff, land use planners, public works engineers, watershed coordinators and members, watershed management professionals, developers and designers, state government officials and agency staff, and interested community members. $15 registration fee includes lunch and light refreshments.
Location:  Center for Healthy Communities, California Endowment, 1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, US
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Creative Conservation Bazaar
Posted by:  Richard Scott,
Join a collective group of creative conservationists and ecological restorationists for the creative event of the late summer. Take part in a unique merging/exchange of mind. The week rolls on from there, for those who wish to stay, and you may leave your stalls and join the Sensory Trust Sense of Place Conference if you can and the Migrant Workers event.

Arrive on the afternoon of the 3rd September to enjoy an afternoon at the Eden Project before the day of the Great Bazaar. Then on Tuesday 4th set up and join the Great Bazaar: There will be a musical stalls session; a speakers corner- a chance to proclaim; or ring the bell and make a concise and significant point; bring your stalls/ and paraphernalia and present your case to the World! Use this space in time as creatively as you can.
Location:  The Eden Project, Bodelva, Cornwall, PL24 2SG, GB
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Seeking Artworks for Rehabilitation Center in NH
Posted by:  Joanna,
Deadline:  September 1, 2007
My name is Joanna Howard; I am a physical therapist at Abilities Rehabilitation Center located at Pease International Tradeport. We are currently searching for artists to display their work in our clinic for 2008. If you are interested in displaying your works with us, please send a CD with 10 images of your work along with a bio on yourself and contact information by September 1st. CD must be PC compatible and photos must be in jpeg format, 200 dpi/inch, 600x900 pixels or 3"x5" (no more than 500KB per image).

Artwork will be displayed on six 6'6" aluminum moldings with adjustable cables in the treatment area and on the wall in the reception area. If you are interested in looking at our space check out our website. There will not be a charge to display, however the artist is responsible for the insurance of their artwork. Themes for artwork are open to the artist but please consider that themes should be suitable for a busy public healthcare setting. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase local artists and I look forward to hearing from you. Any questions may be directed to me via email.
Location:  Abilities Rehabilitation Center, LLC, 15 Rye St, Suite 125, Pease Tradeport, Portsmouth, NH 03801, US
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Green City Gallery
Posted by:  Kirsten Beneke,
Deadline:  August 31, 2007
Some see enlightenment in a drop of water or the veins of a leaf... How do you use the infinite intelligence of nature to design? Amidst the hype of greening and eco-living - a challenge is raised: what is it to be green? The Green City Gallery invites you to show us. Located in downtown Berkeley, CA, this space will be used by artists, activists, scientists and innovators who all share a common vision and practice of ecological design. The Gallery will explore the theme of urban sustainability within the context of built design. Along this theme, we're seeking visual art, (graphics and photos) for a curated exhibit.

Are you a natural builder with an expertise in cob building? -- Submit a photo of your project! Do you have an appropriate technology design that hasn't hit the market yet? -- Submit a photo and design statement. Does your piece capture the brilliance of patterns and phenomena in the natural world? -- Submit your favorite piece! These are just a few examples of what will be exhibited on the Gallery walls. This summer, we will be celebrating all the facets of green technology and regenerative design; from biophilic-art to demonstrations of green machines, gray water, living walls and bamboo green building systems. The Gallery will serve as an incubator to help catalyze the mainstreaming of systems like these.

By convening people for art and science exhibits, events and educational workshops, we seek to activate a critical mass of green technology and a greater eco-literacy. The Green City Gallery is a collaborative production between DIG Coop Inc. and Bay Localize. If interested, please respond ASAP.
Location:  Green City Gallery, 1950 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA, US
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Environmental Artist/ Art Practice Leader
Posted by:  Sue Oberliesen,
Design Workshop is seeking a professional to provide leadership in the artistic principles of sustainable design and planning. This individual will lead a firm-wide forum established for the purpose of developing and expanding capacity and expertise in the emphasis of aesthetically responsible design and planning.

The work will be accomplished through, but not limited to, marketing, project leadership- design and development, and staff development. The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree and 8+ years of experience in landscape architecture, architecture, industrial design, fine arts or related field with an emphasis in sculpture or environmental/land art. An appreciation for economics, environment, and community in sustainable design and the ability to synthesize information and think outside the boundaries of art alone. In an effort to continue to be sensitive to the environment and to limit the use of precious resources, Design Workshop encourages applicants to apply through our on-line employment application. (See website.)
Location:  US
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Sustainable Cosmopolis: Eco-container Art Project
Posted by:  Tel: 886-7-5550331 ext. 240, Fax: 886-7-5550477,
Deadline:  August 31, 2007
The Kaohsiung International Container Arts Festival, 2007 continues the use of container as a creative medium representative of this marine city as in the previous festivals. Outstanding artists from home and abroad are welcome to join this meaningful biennial event.

Taking place in the Neiweipi Cultural Park, a vast eco-park not frequently seen in world-class museums, this festival not only gives the participating artists the opportunity of making their creations in such a special site but also renders special meanings to this green park. It also manifests that, in addition to more economic prosperity, Kaohsiung is seeking to become a better and greener city with more environmentally friendly values and to inspire more consciousness about the environment and the ecosystem through artistic creation. Visit web link for more details.
Location:  Application for the 2007 Container Arts Festival, Exhibition Section, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, 80 Meishuguan Road, Gushan District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
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Ghairmscoil Chu Uladh: Public Art Commission
Deadline:  August 31, 2007
Two-stage open Competition. Gairmscoil Chu Uladh in Ballinamore, Co. Donegal, Ireland invite proposals for a unique visual art/public art commission to mark their new extension to the secondary school. The commissioners welcome proposals which are innovative and artistically ambitious. Artists are invited to consider imaginative ways in which a new artwork may engage, reach and animate the communities of students, school staff, and broader local communities which the school serves.

The artist's proposal may make provision for a creative input by students and staff of Gairmscoil Chu Uladh (a co educational school with 160 pupils, with all subjects taught through Irish), and may offer potential for reflecting on the school's strong and active place within local rural communities in the Donegal Gaeltacht area. Collaborative works are welcomed as are proposals from groups of artists.

The budget for the design, supply and fix of this project is € 16,000 inclusive of all costs, expenses, VAT insurance and other charges. The competition is being run as a two stage open competition. A site visit will be arranged for artists on the day of 24th August 2007 during which time artists will have an opportunity to discuss the commission with the members of the panel. For further information and competition details please send an email.
Location:  Gairmscoil Chu Uladh, Ballinamore, Co. Donegal, IE
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RFQ - Outdoor Public Art in Ferndale, WA
Posted by:  360.384.4302,
Deadline:  August 31, 2007
The City of Ferndale is looking to commission an artist to create a signature piece to be prominently displayed at the entrance to the City's historic downtown as part of the City's Centennial Riverwalk Project, currently under construction. The Centennial Riverwalk will feature a pedestrian esplanade along the Nooksack River, a midway pocket park featuring three Native American totem poles and an entrance plaza with fountain. The intention is to have the commissioned artwork be an integral part of the entrance fountain. The project is open to all artists, or group of artists, age 18 and over. To find out more, please see website for application materials and requirements.
Location:  City of Ferndale, Centennial Riverwalk Public Art, P.O. Box 936, 2095 Main Street, , Ferndale WA 98248, US
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Outdoor Rain Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Posted by:  (503) 222-7645Deadline:  August 31, 2007
A new community-based art project - open to professional artists, community organizations, schools, and area residents - invited to create and display sculptures that interact with the rain in fun and creative ways to be exhibited and compete for cash prizes at the first annual Welcome the Rain! event.

Welcome the Rain! is a new fall event that celebrates our rainy season as well as a "solutions fair" showing ways to solve some of the challenges stormwater brings to the urban environment. It is being organized in response to the public's growing desire for more information on the topics of downspout disconnection, green streets, and urban stormwater issues. The rain sculptures will be a focal point throughout the one day event on September 29, 2007 and will be prominently displayed in the courtyard of Parkrose High School to be judged by a panel as well as event attendees for a chance to win one of three cash prizes. For additional information about the sculpture contest or Welcome the Rain! visit the website.
Location:  US
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"Au Naturel" - Call for B.C. Artists
Deadline:  August 30, 2007
The Friends of Leigh Square exhibition committee in partnership with the Port Coquitlam parks and recreation department and the craft association of British Columbia are inviting crafts people from across the province to participate in an exhibit entitled "Au Naturel". This exhibition proposes to highlight a broad range of crafts that focus on natural materials and sustainability. The show will run September 13 - December 30, 2007. If you are interested in submitting work for consideration please contact Susan Hull, arts and cultural program coordinator at 604-927-7906 or for entry forms and more details.
Location:  British Columbia, CA
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Tucson International Airport Seeks Temporary Artworks
Tucson International Airport's (TIA) art programs consist of a permanent collection, rotating exhibits and functional art. Temporary exhibits by regional artists are also featured in the airport's galleries: The TIA Gallery, located on the ticketing level between the Southwest and Delta ticket counters; The Upper Link Gallery, located on the ticketing level where the terminal connects with the moving sidewalk to the rental car building.

The Lower Link Gallery, located on the baggage level where the terminal connects with the moving sidewalk to the rental car building. Several other spaces in the terminal are also designated for community arts and culture displays. Artists interested in exhibiting at TIA should send a resume, artist statement, five to ten labeled images (do not send original images).
Location:  Send to: Temporary Exhibit Program, Tucson Airport Authority, 7005 S. Plumer Ave., Tucson, AZ 85706, US
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Mayo County Council: Public Art Commission
Posted by:  Sally O'Leary,
Deadline:  August 30, 2007
Mayo County Council invites artists to register interest in a public art commission associated with the N5 Charlestown Bypass. The town of Charlestown is located in East Mayo at the intersection of two National Primaries, the N5 and the N17. The N5 is an important route on the East/West Strategic Road Corridor linking Mayo with Dublin and the east of the country, while the N17 route is part of the Atlantic Corridor linking Letterkenny, Sligo, Galway, Limerick, Cork and Waterford.

The site will require a site-specific sculptural work which reflects innovative contemporary art practice in the public realm taking into account the social, physical and cultural context of the built environment. Budget: €56,000. The competition will be held in two stages, the first stage will be anonymous. Proposal fees will be paid to shortlisted artists at stage 2 for bona fida submissions. To register interest and receive information, please contact Sally O'Leary.
Location:  Sally O'Leary, Public Art Co-ordinator, Mayo County Council, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, IE

Wagon/Regart Collective Exhibition
Posted by:  (418) 837-4099 or (418) 380-6719,
Deadline:  August 27, 2007
Regart and Wagon Art Itinerant Artists Centers are working together to present a group exhibition in connection with the Manif d'Art 4 taking place May 1 - June 15, 2008. Creating an opportunity to meet and exchange, this Current Art Exhibition will be presented in Levis (Canada) and in Quebec City (Canada) simultaneously. The artists whose proposals will have been selected will agree to create a two part work respecting the theme of North-South duality. Closely united, both parts of the work will occupy space on both sides of the St-Lawrence, bringing together both shores for the full comprehension of the work.

Artists wishing to present a project for this group exhibition should submit a proposal including: An updated version of their resume; A short text describing their artistic approach; A presentation of the work they wish to submit: description, sketch (or any other visual document); 10 images of a recent work on CD or slides; A clipping file; A prepaid postage envelope. An incomplete proposal may adversely affect the evaluation of an application. No application sent via e-mail will be considered.
Location:  By mail: Collectif Regart, 48, cote du Passage 1577, Levis, Quebec G6V 5S7; In person: WAGON art itinerant, 1577, 3eme Avenue, Quebec, Quebec G1L 2Y4, CA
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The Word in the Seed: An Experimental Workshop on Language and Writing-In-Place
Posted by:  (505) 242-1501,
First Session: Saturday, August 25, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Second Session (optional): Sunday, August 26, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

What do the nature of language and the "language of nature" reveal about each other? How can words be used as a bridge to the world outside the self? This intensive writing workshop, to be held at THE LAND/and art site in Mountainair, NM, will focus on coming to terms with the real, solid, immediate world through a close examination of its objects and a rigorous, critical approach to words. Drawing on ideas from linguistics and eco-poetics, and using exercises built around the powerful and seductive metaphors of land-as-language and text-as-landscape, we will search for ways to write this specific, wild place, rather than merely writing about it.

The Saturday session of THE WORD IN THE SEED is designed to be complete in itself. Sunday will be devoted to further exercises, readings and discussions. An extra fee for participation in Sunday's activities also covers Saturday evening and Sunday morning meals, and overnight camping at the site. SPACE IS LIMITED. Please contact THE LAND/an art site for more information and reservations. A NOTE ON THE SITE: The forty-acre site is a short drive from Mountainair, NM, in the foothills of the Manzano Mountains. There is a sheltered work area and latrine, but no running water or electricity. Participants should provide their own writing materials, and should dress appropriately for some walking and sunshine.
Location:  THE LAND/an art site , Mountainair, NM, US
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RFQ: Bordeaux Center Office Park, Sunnyvale, CA
Posted by:  Mary Hannah, 415-337-7771,
Deadline:  August 22, 2007
As part of the City of Sunnyvale Art in Private Development Ordinance, we are seeking an artist to create an exterior site-specific, original public artwork for the public plaza at the Bordeaux Center. Works in a variety of durable media and forms will be considered including free standing sculpture, installations, and functional elements such as seating.

The artwork will be situated in the plaza between the two buildings. The plaza will be the focal point for employees and visitors entering the Bordeaux Center, as well as a resting spot for people. The total budget established for the project is $80,000.
Location:  Mary Hannah, Kay+Hannah Associates, 1001 Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA 94131, US
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Castleisland to Abbeyfeale N21 Public Art Work
Posted by:  Vincent O Shea or Donna McGreevy at +056 7786446,
Deadline:  August 21, 2007
The N21 Castleisland to Abbeyfeale Road Improvement Scheme was officially opened in July 2006. The road links Counties Kerry and Limerick, running through the Owveg river valley. The river Feale forms the boundary between the two counties. The stretch of road concerned is 7km.

The panel is looking for a road-side artwork for this scheme which reflects and draws on the landscape, geography, social and cultural traditions of the area. (The area has a particular significance in traditional music with the Sliabh Luachra style and character of playing acknowledged internationally for its many excellent musicians and distinct character. The area has very strong dairy farming tradition with rich grasslands). Both Castleisland and Abbeyfeale are historic towns and again have their own distinctive associations and traditions. Budget €50,000. The work must be completed by June 30, 2008.
Location:  Public Art Competitions, Arts Office, Kerry County Council, Rathass, Tralee, Co Kerry, IE
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Geumgang Nature Art Pre-Biennale 2007
Posted by:  Jeon hwa-pyung & Anke Mellin,,
Deadline:  August 15, 2007
We would like to invite artists from around the world to join the International Mail Art Exhibition 2007, as part of the Geumgang Nature Art Pre-Biennale, 2007. Under the theme of nature, the exhibition will feature works of art by artists of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds. The exhibition will be composed of two projects and artists are invited to partake in one or both of them, by forwarding their artwork via mail.

Participation is free. There are no contribution fees. We look forward to your active participation in the International Mail Art Exhibition 2007, which will showcase your artwork and ideas.
Location:  Association of Korean Nature Artists- YATOO, 218, Banjuk-dong, Gongju, Chungnam, South Korea (314-801), US
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Call for Artists - Carol Edwards Loop
Posted by:  Brenda Eriksen,
Deadline:  August 15, 2007
The residents of Woodinville, WA have planned a major capital project to reconfigure and renovate the sports fields that sit adjacent to City Hall and Woodinville's community center, the Carol Edwards Center. This project includes a component known as the Carol Edwards Loop. As part of the site planning, the City approved a plan for a paved and lighted walkway to surround the ball fields, located at the corner of NE 175th Street and 131 Avenue NE. This walkway is envisioned as a dynamic community gathering place and an area for the display and appreciation of public art.

Artists are sought to integrate public art into the design of the walkway and to create imaginative pieces that will be the basis for a private/public fundraising campaign to complete the project funding by spring of 2009. The City is looking for a broad array of artists who work in a wide variety of mediums appropriate to outdoor settings. Funds for the project may be awarded to an individual artist or divided among several artists, depending on the proposals. For more information, please visit website.
Location:  Brenda Eriksen, City of Woodinville Parks and Recreation Department , Woodinville, WA 98072, US
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RFQ - City of Dallas, TX
Posted by:  Beth Taylor,
Deadline:  August 15, 2007
The City of Dallas Public Art Program is seeking qualified artists for 9 new projects related to major parks and historic facilities. The public art budgets for these projects range from $26,000 to $300,000 for a total of $1,500,000.

Several projects will call for artwork to be integrated into indoor facilities, while others will focus on exterior spaces and environmental contexts. Integrated projects will involve collaboration with designers. One of the projects will require experience with lighting design and/or art installations with light while another may call for a signature artwork related to the function of the facility. All professional artists currently residing in the United States are eligible to apply unless otherwise indicated. For complete details, see website.
Location:  City of Dallas Public Art Program, Major Parks Projects, 1925 Elm Street, 4th Floor, Dallas, TX 75201, US
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Nature Art Forum 2007
Posted by:  Anke Mellin, +49.5664.9486 0,
From August 3 - 13, 2007, 23 artists from 13 nations are creating a contribution for a Nature Art Path along the valley of the river Fulda in Germany. The artist's work react to sites near this already existing bicycle path where many visitors pass throughout the summer. The topics of created works are widely ranged- from interviews about winter in former times (Beth Grossmann and Christine Baumler, USA), and statements about the relation between the amount of grass needed to make cheese as final product (Yutaka Kobayashi, Japan), to- a place for experiencing the movement of the water while sitting on a swimming swing (Istvan Eross, Hungary).

All works focus on nature and sustainability. Organized by the Educational Centre for Environmental Issues and Sustainability in Licherode. Artists Anke Mellin and Dorit Croissier curate this event. The Nature Art Forum 2007 is very special since it is embedded in the interests of the involved communities. Six communities share in the hosting of the artists and assist them with their works.

Participating Artists: Annechien Meier, Johann Sietzema, Netherlands, Ben Taffinder, England, Lisa Kaftori, Israel, Istvan Eross, Hungary, Fujii Tatsunori, Ikezawa Takashi, Japan, Beth Grossman & Christine Baumler, Aviva Rahmani, USA, Rumen Dimitrov, Bulgaria, Ko, Seung-hyun, Kim, Tae-hyung, Korea, Anne Even, France, Jean-Francois Paquay, Belgium, Lu Pin, China, Gerd Logemann, Ragnhild Becker & Gunar Seitz, Michael von Brentano, Renate Schurmeyer, Dorit Croissier and Anke Mellin, Germany.
Location:  Okologisches Schullandheim und Tagungshaus Licherode LindenstraBe 14, 36211 Ahlheim-Licherode, Germany
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The City of Calgary Public Art Program - Open Call
Posted by:  Donna Chaytors, Senior Buyer, City of Calgary, (403) 268-5559,
Deadline:  August 10, 2007
The City of Calgary Public Art Program is seeking Expressions of Interest from experienced artist-led interdisciplinary teams to create a unified, iconographic or symbolic language that will map and identify infrastructure. The Visual Language Project is the cornerstone of the UEP Public Art Plan, in that it should provide a cohesive and elegant visual language for identifying, mapping and codifying the watershed systems. Through close collaboration with UEP staff and other stakeholders, the Visual Language Project team will provide a conceptual framework for UEP infrastructure, education, and all public art projects to follow.

Total budget for the public art project is $200,000.00CDN. This will include the creation of a visual language, an action plan for implementation, and a prototype design with proposed budget for a site-specific public art work (the Outfall Project). Submissions must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2007. For more information and to submit a proposal, interested artists must access and download Expression of Interest document #07-025 The Visual Language Project: Understanding Our Place Within the Watershed from the Alberta Purchasing Connection. (See web link.)
Location:  Calgary, Alberta, CA
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Social Ecology Education and Demonstration School: SEEDS Summer Program 2007
Posted by:  Bob Spivey, 206.949.4786,
The Social Ecology Education and Demonstration School (SEEDS) is a new project located on Vashon Island, near Seattle, initiated by long-time ISE faculty member Bob Spivey and several colleagues. SEEDS aims to develop and offer educational experiences that enhance people's abilities to knowledgeably and creatively address the interwoven social and ecological crisis of our time. The primary purpose of SEEDS programs is to prepare students for roles as agents for positive change in their home communities and as members of a global community.

On August 3-5, SEEDS will present its first public program, including presentations and workshops on Ecology, Independent Media, Community/Women's Health and Art & Community, as well as a variety of internship opportunities.
Location:  P.O. Box 2895 , Vashon, WA 98070, US
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E.P.A. (Environmental Performance Actions) Conceptplus Call for Proposals
Deadline:  August 3, 2007
Each day brings news of another environmental crisis be it the impending shortage of potable water, global warming or the rapid extinction of yet another species of animal or plant. In Fall of 2007, Exit Art will launch S.E.A. (Social-Environmental-Aesthetics) a new program committed to presenting artistic visions that suggest solutions or envision new possibilities to this environmental crisis; art with a purpose.

E.P.A. (Environmental Performance Actions) - the first exhibition project of S.E.A. - will present documentation of environmental performances and actions in the Exit Underground: a digital video lounge, performance and music space and a green boat bar. We are looking for documentation - photographs, texts, video and ephemera - from performances that addressed contemporary environmental issues in a substantial way.

How to apply: Please submit a page description of the documented performance; documentation of the performance (10 slides or images on CD - please send images at low resolution to open quickly or 3-5 minute NTSC VHS or DVD); and a resume. Include a SASE and an email address for notification purposes.
Location:  Exit Art, E.P.A., 475 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10018, US
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Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program
Posted by:  Charlie Stockman, NPS RTCA Chief (Acting), 202-354-6900,
Deadline:  August 1, 2007
The National Park Service (NPS) manages some of our nation's most historic sites, scenic resources, and critical natural areas. NPS also provides assistance to locally-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects through the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program. RTCA staff work in urban, rural, and suburban communities to help applicants to conserve rivers, preserve open space and develop trails and greenways. Our staff help on a variety of natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects including multi-use trails, single-purpose trails, greenways, water trails (also called blueways), river corridor conservation, land protection and park planning.

RTCA staff help with partnership-building to achieve community-set goals, organizational development, assessing resources, developing concept plans, public education and participation and identifying potential sources of funding. The project applicant may be a state or local agency, tribe, non-profit organization, or citizens' group. Federal agencies, including the National Park Service, may apply only in collaboration with a non-federal partner. RTCA does not provide financial assistance to support project implementation. Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their project with RTCA staff before sending in an application. If you're working on restoring a river, building a trail, or making an urban park flourish, we'd love to talk with you about ways we might be able to work together.
Location:  Chief, Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW , Org Code 2240, Washington, D.C. 20240, US
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The Globesity Festival Seeking Submissions
Deadline:  August 1, 2007
Come join us for a Week of discussions, solutions, community building and PERFORMANCE. Art becomes action when its intention is vested in the interest of the people, bringing Solutions to light. Action becomes Direct Action when we engage in an ACT of confrontation beyond the confines of the space society designates for the artist. We are inviting artists to participate in a juice fast, then conceive a work of performance to be performed at the Globesity Festival in October. For centuries people have fasted, seeking better health, spiritual understanding and justice. An Intense Clarity comes from Fasting. We will provide all Hunger Strike participants access to health professionals and our online resource center to support each fast. We fast in SOLIDARITY for SOLUTIONS!

The Globesity Festival is a Solutionist's Laboratory. Through the microscope of fasting we are creating an experiment that will bring together artists, activists, intellectuals, the youth and general public. Social, political and economic wolves have ravaged, shaken and scattered so many of our beloved friends and colleagues leaving generations dis(sed)-Connected. Our neighborhoods are shifting out from under us. Eleven years ago Penny Arcade said, "There is a gentrification that happens to buildings and neighborhoods and there is a gentrification that happens to ideas." The Solutionist's Laboratory is a think-tank of performance, inter-generational dialogue, and re-Affirmation of connection among artists, activists and the community. Through the Clarity of Fasting WE seek solutions. Come join us! Contribute Your Art! The World is Waiting to See What YOU have to Say.

WHAT: Engage in a Ten Day juice fast and conceive a work of performance (whatever that means to you - a play, a dance, a song to the moon – whatever you do). As the work will be performed as part of a shared evening we ask that the work be anywhere from 5 to 30ish minutes. Please email a statement of intention, and a little information about who you are.
Location:  Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, New York, NY 10009, US
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Open Call for Art: Global Warming
Posted by:  714-667-1517,
Deadline:  July 31, 2007
The theme for this open call is GLOBAL WARMING. The nature of this theme is secular and grounded in Earth-related issues. The purpose of this exhibition is to encourage the Fine Arts community to consider the multiple aspects of Global Warming- specific or intuitive, political, ethical, or social. All environmental events happening on the planet are potential subjects for art comment. This is an all-media, national juried exhibition taking place September 1 - 29, 2007; reception: Saturday, September 1, 6:30 - 10 p.m. Jurors: Laura Hines-Jurgens, MFA; Linda Southwell, MFA; Rob Mintz, MFA.

All media and new media will be considered and accepted. Artwork, performance, or Installations with special instructions or equipment needs should be described. A non-refundable $35.00 entry fee must accompany all submissions. This entitles the artist up to three (3) entries. 3-D work may have one to three views of each artwork.
Location:  OCCCA, 117 N. Sycamore St., Santa Ana, CA 92701, US
Web link: Seeks Volunteer Web Programmer
Do you have CSS programming skills - do you like art - are you interested in environmental issues and activism?, a nonprofit online museum of environmental art, needs a skilled programmer to help with our website redesign this summer. Work with our designer (based in the UK) and database administrator (Corte Madera, CA) to implement CSS layout for our PHP and MySQL based website.

See to explore the site and learn more about what we're doing. Friendly people, great cause supporting a global movement of artists addressing the needs of our communities and ecosystems, and we need your help. Please send resume and URLs where we can view your work. This is an unpaid volunteer position, but we can give you an organic cotton T-shirt and a free lunch. If you are interested, please contact us. Dates: June-August.
Location:, 518 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925, US
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Aurora East End Arts District - The Intersection of Art & Function
Posted by:  303-739-6747,
Deadline:  July 31, 2007
The City of Aurora, Colorado invites artists to submit qualifications to be considered for a commission to create one or more sculptural seats for the East End Arts District, a 16-block area located on East Colfax Avenue between Clinton and Geneva streets and 14th and 16th Avenues.

The Project Art Selection Panel has selected eight potential sites to place these functional art seating elements. Budget: Each artist selected will be given between $2,500 - $5,000 to design, fabricate and deliver the sculptural seat. The City will provide installation. Visual artists/artist teams residing in the United States are invited to apply. Prior public art experience helpful but not required.
Location:  14949 E. Alameda Parkway , Aurora, CO 80012, US
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Aurora East End Arts District- Sculpture on the 'Fax
Deadline:  July 31, 2007
The City of Aurora, Colorado seeks existing outdoor sculptures to exhibit throughout the East End Arts District, a 16-block area located on East Colfax Avenue between Clinton and Geneva streets and 14th and 16th avenues. The Exhibit Art Selection Panel has selected five potential sites to display the sculptures. The ideal installation time line is fall 2007 with a 6 - 9 month exhibit.

Exhibiting artists will be paid a $500 stipend for the transportation and installation of their artwork and the Aurora Art in Public Places Program will purchase one of the exhibited sculptures (up to $25,000), which will be added to the city's public art collection. The exhibited sculptures may be for sale; however, the City will not require a commission on any sales.
Location:  14949 E. Alameda Parkway , Aurora, CO 80012, US
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Art from Recycled Materials: Workshops for Children and Adults
Posted by:  Michelle Stitzlein,
Michelle Stitzlein offers workshops, demonstrations and lectures for adults and/or children about creating sculpture from recycled materials. Each event is catered specifically to the needs of the venue and occasion. Some classes have included: an elementary school outdoor flower installation for Earth Day, flower refrigerator magnets, an adult yard/garden ornament class for spring, a paper mache wall sculpture class and an adult mask-making workshop for Halloween. Lectures include a discussion about Michelle's inspirations, images of her work, her travels and her collection of art made from recycled materials from Guatemala, Mexico, South Africa, Peru, Colombia and Namibia. Please e-mail Michelle to request a class schedule or to inquire about an event at your organization.
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Charlotte Area Transit System Art-in-Transit Program
Posted by:  Pallas C. Lombardi, (704) 432-3017,
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is seeking professional artists for design collaborations and/or public art commissions for its Art-in-Transit Program. Over the next few years, Charlotte is building a rapid transit system and will incorporate public art into its stations, park and rides, and maintenance facilities and has allocated $2.3 million for art. CATS encourages all professional artists from any locale who have been involved in public art, public art-in-transit, the visual arts, as well as professional artists who are just becoming interested in public art, to submit current slides and materials listed herein to be considered for the CATS' Art-in-Transit program. Please see website for more information.
Location:  CATS Art-in-Transit Program, Charlotte Area Transit System, 600 East Fourth Street , Charlotte, NC 28202, US
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Contribute to Soundscape Journal 2007
Posted by:  Steven Miller,
Deadline:  July 10, 2007
The issue theme is Art, Science, Environment, Activism. You may be thinking, "that covers a lot of ground!" Indeed it can, though we are aiming to zero in on a couple of key aspects and ask that submissions be limited to items primarily address these seed thoughts:

1. The role of the sound artist in explicating the substance of scientific inquiry; by this we mean exploring ways that sound art can move beyond sonification (which is of course often fascinating and useful), and become instead a central aspect of the scientific inquiry and/or of the presentation/publication of new science findings. 2. Ways that sound art and/or acoustic field research can be integral elements in environmental activism, from protecting valued soundscapes to engaging people with key habitats in new ways that spur action. 3. It is time to cultivate the deeper threads of connection between arts, science, environment, and action: we hope that this issue can take us beyond sound art that simply references nature, or science, and begin to flesh out ways that the sound artist and acoustic activists are able to spur real, relevant responses to the environmental crises of our time, and further, initiate changes on the ground. A key part of this is to find ways to engage a wider public, beyond the arts world.

Thanks in advance for your time in considering how best to contribute to this issue, and for working within our unfortunately tight timeline. Please note: plain text (.txt), Rich Text (.rtf) or MSWord (.doc) formats only, please! We need to hear from you by July 10 with any possible feature articles, Earwitness articles, or reviews (of CDs, DVDs, or conferences). We will then be selecting a complementary set of papers, and editing the journal during the rest of July, with the hope of getting a near-final draft off to the design team at the beginning of August.
Location:  Attn.: Soundscape Journal, Contemporary Music Program, College of Santa Fe, 1600 St. Michael's Drive , Santa Fe, NM 87505, US
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Permaculture/Water Design Intensive
Deadline:  July 9, 2007
Join author Brad Lancaster, landscape designer Josh Robinson and eco-hood designer Andrew Millison in an intensive introduction to permaculture. Through this workshop you will learn how to create beautiful landscapes and conserve precious water resources while providing opportunities for food production. Earn a permaculture certificate and receive credit from Prescott College.

This month-long course (July 9 - August 3) goes beyond other introductory programs giving a comprehensive understanding of the priciples, processes and design of water developments with permaculture and unique water conserving systems. Work on design projects and discover your potential for self-sufficient living in both urban and rural settings. Four-week workshop fee: $1500, credit: $100 per hour.
Location:  Ecosa Institute, 212 B South Marina Street, Prescott, AZ 86303, US
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Hand Harvested: Artists for a Greener Planet
Posted by:  (312) 331-0453,
Deadline:  July 9, 2007
CALL FOR ENTRIES: 'Hand Harvested: Artists for a Greener Planet' (September 1 - 29). Open to all media. Juried from slides and digital. Fee: $15 for five images; $5 for additional images. For prospectus, visit website or send SASE to Lunar Media, 1200 W. 35th Chicago, IL 60609.
Location:  Chicago, IL, US
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Posted by:  fritz haeg, 323.829.5998,
This Fri - Sun / July 6 - 8 / 9am - 6pm.
Edible Estates is an ongoing series of projects to replace the American front lawn with edible garden landscapes responsive to culture, climate, context and people. Let creator Fritz Haeg know if and when you can join them and he will pass on more travel details. Please see website for photos of the Maplewood, NJ family and their yard. All materials & plants provided by Gardeners Supply Co. ( All labor provided by friends & volunteers. 30 min. NJ Transit train from Penn Station.
Location:  6 Colgate Road , Maplewood, NJ 07040, US
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Whole Terrain: Where is Nature?
Posted by:  Fax: 603.357.0718,
Deadline:  July 1, 2007
Volume 15 of Whole Terrain invites contributors to explore the question of where nature resides. Is it limited to wilderness areas and native ecosystems or is it also located in city arboretums, organic farms and community gardens? Is nature only "outdoors?" What about our minds and bodies? Can nature live, through metaphysics or psychology, in our memories of a place? Our official deadline has passed, but we are still looking for reflective essays and poems that explore the question "Where is Nature?" in the sub-themes of:where is nature in outer space, virtual reality, spirtiual traditions, and unlikely places such as demiliterized zones.

As environmental practitioners, we often find ourselves behind a desk, shut away from the ecosystems we are working to protect. Where do we find nature in our busy and isolated life styles? Whole Terrain seeks provocative submissions that perceive nature in all its places and meanings. We encourage contributions from practitioners in all fields that intersect with nature, on the inner, outer, virtual and even astronomical scales. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. Hardcopy submissions must be accompanied by a SASE. Whole Terrain pays upon publication in copies and a lifetime subscription. For complete details, see website.
Location:  Editor, Whole Terrain, Antioch University New England, 40 Avon Street, Keene, NH 03431-3552, US
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Call for Work: Danger Zone
Deadline:  July 1, 2007
Studio 27 is fortunate to host a screening that will be programed by guest curator and filmmaker, Tomonari Nishikawa. We are looking for short works on the theme of safety vs. danger. Formally, this could be articulated by the expression of cinematic qualities: composition, color, visual and sound relations, or montage. Works that deal with threats, ranging from the physical to the psychological, are also welcome.

We are requesting a work less than 15 minutes in length on playable DVD (all region), MiniDV (NTSC), Super 8, or 16mm film. Please send all materials to our mailing address. We will not accept on-line submissions. Send: 1. A preview DVD copy, labeled with director's name, title, duration, original format, country of origin, and year of production. 2. A brief description of the work. 3. A SASE, if you would like your materials returned to you (only U.S. mail will be returned).
Location:  Omonari Nishikawa, Studio 27, 588 Sutter Street, #11, San Francisco, CA 94102, US
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We Would Like to Help Distribute Your Environmental Films
Posted by:  Suzanne Harle,
Green Planet Films is a non-profit distributor of nature and environmental DVDs. Through our mission, we seek to preserve and protect our planet by educating the public about the science, beauty, and fragility of the natural world. Topics include: Recycling, Green Building, Urban Sprawl, Marine Conservation, Bicycle Advocacy, Food, and much more! Would you consider selling or renting your environmental films to schools and the home viewing public? If so, we would be interested in considering them for our library. Green Planet Films is currently seeking to grow our library of environmental films. If you would be interested in learning more, please contact us. For more information, please visit the website!
Location:  PO Box 247, Corte Madera, CA 94976, US
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Islands Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies Seeks Artists
Posted by:  Caffyn Kelley,
A small but growing number of artists link art and survival. The Islands Institute online gallery showcases work that offers transforming approaches to nature, culture, and community. All artists are invited to contribute to the open gallery, and to enter a dialogue on these ideas.
Location:  Canada
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Environmental Artist/ Art Legacy Lead
Posted by:  Sue Oberliesen,
Design Workshop is seeking a professional to provide leadership in the artistic principles of sustainable design and planning. This individual will lead a firm-wide forum established for the purpose of developing and expanding capacity and expertise in the emphasis of aesthetically responsible design and planning. The work will be accomplished through, but not limited to, marketing, project management, design and staff development. It will include the compositional aspects of projects and the introduction of elements of sculpture, poetry, writing, film and digital media.

The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree and 8+ years of experience in landscape architecture, architecture, industrial design or fine arts with an emphasis in sculpture or environmental/land art. He/she should be well-traveled, well-read and knowledgeable in aspects of the world's greatest works of art. An appreciation for economics, environment and community in sustainable design and the ability to synthesize information and think outside the boundaries of art alone, is necessary. Position is for Denver Colorado; salary plus benefits. In an effort to continue to be sensitive to the environment and to limit the use of precious resources, Design Workshop encourages applicants to apply through our online employment application.
Location:  Denver, CO, US
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Phoenix North Transfer Station Photography Public Art Project
Deadline:  June 22, 2007
Life's a journey for all of throwaway stuff in our lives. Every bottle, box, container, cell phone, newspaper and battery starts one place, for one purpose, and winds up in another. Some head to the dump, others to the recycling bin. Yet what's that journey like? Where does it begin, meander and end? The Phoenix Public Art Program is looking for photographic artists to answer these questions with vivid images that explore the recycling process and its role in helping to sustain the environment.

Artists will be commissioned to create portfolios that delve beneath the surface of what it means to take out the trash. This project calls for artists to think broadly and inventively about the topic. The commissioned works will be displayed at the new North Gateway Transfer Station's and Material Recovery Facility's viewing gallery and will be seen by the public touring the recycling facility. The images will also be used as part of a public education campaign about sustainability, reuse, and recycling. We're looking for beautiful, interesting, and surprising images!

The North Transfer Public Art Project is open to professional artists working with photography who reside in AZ, CO, NM, NV, UT, CA and TX. A strong national exhibition record is required for consideration for this commission. More information on the website.
Location:  Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Public Art Program, ATTN: North Transfer Station Public Art Project, 200 W. Washington St., 10th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003, US
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Bright Sparks
Posted by:  T: +44 (0) 1992 762 128,
Deadline:  June 22, 2007
Bright Sparks is a funding scheme for arts and design led research and development projects which explore the physical and social aspects of public open space in both urban and rural contexts. Bright Sparks is a unique opportunity for UK and non-UK individuals and / or groups working in any creative practice to develop well defined research focusing on new ideas relating to open space within the British Isles, relative to the UK's current intellectual and political trends.

For Round 3 we are offering up to 6 awards, each with a value between £3,000 and £10,000. For full information about the Bright Sparks awards, application process and currently funded projects visit our website.
Location:  The Field Station, Gunpowder Park, Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 3GP, GB
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12th Levka Ori Creative Encounters in Crete
Deadline:  June 15, 2007
The 12th Levka Ori Creative Encounters in Crete is an interdisciplinary international artists meeting in the Cretan mountains. THEME 2007: LAND, POETRY, & AUDIO ART IN DIALOGUE "creation of a multidisciplinary artwork in the environment," Paleochora, August 18 - 23, 2007.

For the last 11 years, art lovers and adepts of new technology from different countries have gathered in Crete in the late summer to create visual, literary or audio art works 'in situ'. In fact artists and art lovers attempt to give concrete form to one or more ideas in a specific landscape. The environment is the theatre in which the work of art evolves. "Magnesia", the utopian city of Plato, may particulary give inspiration to literary disciplines to unfold their ideas in 2007. Register online. Limit of participants: 15. End of registrations: 15 June 07. Please visit website for more information.
Location:  Paleochora, Crete, GR
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Summer Art Exhibit and Purchase Award, Kent, WA
Posted by:  Cheryl dos Remedios, Visual Arts Coordinator, 253.856.5058,
Deadline:  June 15, 2007
Artists are invited to exhibit work that relates to earthworks, environmental art, water sensitive management, outdoor festivals and similar themes. This exhibit will take place during the Kent Cornucopia Days festival, July 13 - 15, 2007. Artworks will be exhibited at the Centennial Center Gallery and an adjacent conference room.

If desired, artists can coordinate with the City of Kent Visual Arts Coordinator to install temporary work at the Earthworks this spring, and then submit documentation of this work for the exhibit. A public art fund of $5,000 will focus on purchasing 2-dimensional work. Exhibiting artists will also be eligible to receive a 2 month, solo exhibit in the Centennial Center Gallery.
Location:  Cheryl dos Remedios, Attn: Summer Art Exhibit, City of Kent / Cultural Division, 220 4th Ave S., Kent, WA 98032, US
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25th Anniversary Bayer Earthworks: Exhibit and Publication
Posted by:  Cheryl dos Remedios, 253.856.5058,
Deadline:  June 15, 2007
Call to Professional Artists, Landscape Architects and other collaborative professionals. The City of Kent is internationally recognized as being the home of the Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks by Herbert Bayer. Dedicated in 1982, Bayer's Earthworks was created as part of the ground-breaking 1979 King County Land Reclamation as Sculpture initiative. This initiative set the precedent for arts commissions partnering with other governmental departments.

25 years ago, Bayer's Earthworks encompassed a pivotal moment within the practice of public art and landscape architecture. How much does Bayer's Earthworks influence extend today? We invite landscape architects, engineers, literary artists, choreographers, composers, performers and others to provide personal input into this informative exhibit. Selected contributions will be exhibited at the City gallery, with excerpts posted online and submitted for publication.

This Call is intentionally open-ended. Generally, we're asking applicants to write about their relationship to Bayer's Earthworks, and support their story with an example of their own work. Alternatively, applicants might comment on the Land Reclamation as Sculpture initiative. If applicants came to be focused on collaboration, integration and/or ecology by another path, we encourage them to write that personal statement. Not every submission needs to focus on the Earthworks. Written descriptions might be short anecdotes or long formal essays - whatever best supports the work sample. More information on our website.
Location:  Kent Arts Commission, City of Kent, 220 Fourth Ave S., Kent, WA 98032, US
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Seeking Art from Recycled Materials
Posted by:  Rick Packie,
Coming soon to the heart of Hamden in Baltimore, MD is an earth-friendly, art enthusiastic boutique. Earth Alley will open its doors in June 2007. Earth Alley will soon offer a wide-variety of locally-made, fair-traded, one-of-a-kind items that celebrate the earth and the artisans who take the time to restore, refurbish and make art out of reclaimed items.

We are seeking creative, local artists and crafts people to sell their work on a commission basis. All proposals must be or have a dominant material that was reclaimed from a former use or that represents eco-friendliness and sustainability. We want to provide items that enrich people's lives while making as small an impact on the earth as possible.

Benefit to artists: Your work will receive full recognition and your name will be shown next to your art including an artist's bio. The shop will do all the work for you, including promotional material and housing and selling your work. You and your work will appear on our website (under development), with a link to your site.
Location:  Hampden, , Baltimore, MD, US
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Theatre of Adventure - Outdoors as Art
Posted by:  Nick or Ruth, 01463 2433852 or 0781 809 4311,
This professional development workshop, which runs from June 11 - 13, combines ideas from drama therapy, the arts and theatre, with outdoor experiential education. It is designed for artists, arts workers, health workers, educators and therapists wishing to work with the arts outdoors in educational, developmental and therapeutic settings.

Enhance your professional practice. Spend time living in a beautiful setting, making art outdoors. Explore outdoor activities as theatre and performance. Stimulate your imagination and connect with your body whilst exercising your mind. Meet and work with people from different backgrounds, but a common interest in the arts, health and the outdoors. This dynamic workshop is delivered by Chris Reed. Please see website for more information.
Location:  Near Carlisle, GB
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Doug Fir Fiction Award - Celebrating Place-Based and Environmental Fiction Writing
Deadline:  June 10, 2007
We welcome submissions of previously unpublished short stories up to 5,000 words. While we accept literary stories of any subject, we have a particular affinity for work that explore environmental or place-based issues. The competition is open to all writers in English, whether or not they are U.S. citizens.

Winner receives $1000 and national publication in The Bear Deluxe Magazine; semifinalists (3-5) receive $200 and national publication in The Bear Deluxe Magazine; finalists (5-7) receive name recognition and strong publication consideration in future issues of The Bear Deluxe Magazine. The winner and semifinalists will be published in The Bear Deluxe Magazine's special fiction issue slated for publication in fall 2008.
Location:  Doug Fir Fiction Award, Orlo/ The Bear Deluxe Magazine, P.O. Box 10342 , Portland, OR 97210, US
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Student Eco-Activist Wanted
Deadline:  June 9, 2007
MtvU is searching for a college student that would like to partner up with a big name for a major cause -- saving the Earth. Dedicated to conserving the environment? Tell us what you have done so far and why you would like to work on a new planet friendly project at Please type EcoActivist in the subject line and include your name, college and year.
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"An Introduction to Environmental Art" with Diana Lynn Thompson
Posted by:  (541) 994-5485,
Monday - Friday, June 4 - 8, 2007
Site Sensitivity, Ethics & Community, Mapping, and Habitat Creation are all approaches to environmental art that artists use. Through video, slides, group discussion, and hands-on fieldwork, students will become familiar with key approaches environmental artists use. Students will develop ideas, drawings, and ephemeral works with found objects. Gain a further understanding of how art is part of the larger community, ecology, and the landscape.

Instructor Diana Lynn Thompson is a Canadian installation artist who works with ephemeral moments, accumulated objects, collected stories, and insertion/intervention strategies, which she documents in video and photographs. She has been teaching natural history and art classes since the 1970s and believes every person has essential creative abilities.
Location:  Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, PO Box 65, Otis, OR 97368, US
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Willamette River Greenway Trail
Posted by:  Peggy Kendellen, Public Art Manager, 503.823.4196,
Deadline:  June 4, 2007
The Regional Arts & Culture Council invites artist/teams living in Oregon or Washington to submit qualifications for a permanent art installation along the 3/8 mile long Swan Island segment of the Willamette River Greenway Trail. The art budget is $20,000. The primary goal for the artwork is that it creatively and conceptually engage trail users by making them aware of the bigger story of the trail, the river and the infrastructure investment that helps improve the health of the river and lies beneath our feet. Please see website for complete details.
Location:  Willamette River Greenway Trail, Regional Arts & Culture Council, 108 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 300 , Portland OR 97209, US
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Blue Earth Alliance Call for Projects
Posted by:  Heather Dwyer,
Deadline:  June 1, 2007
Blue Earth Alliance sponsors photography projects that educate the public about threatened cultures, endangered environments and other social concerns. If your project meets this mission, you are invited to apply for sponsorship. Blue Earth, a not-for-profit corporation, offers fiscal sponsorship to our projects permitting them to receive tax deductible contributions from foundations and individuals. Blue Earth provides assistance with project organization and mentorship, raising funds, outlets for their work and publicity. Please see website for more information.
Location:  Rachel Dodson, Blue Earth Alliance Administrative Assistant, PO Box 94388, Seattle WA 98124-6688, US
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Call for Proposals: Denali National Park Visitor Center
Posted by:  Kesler Woodward, Art Program Consultant, 907-474-8346Deadline:  June 1, 2007
The Alaska Natural History Association seeks to commission a fabric art piece to be displayed in a new visitor center facility currently under construction in Denali National Park and Preserve. The selection committee seeks a timeless, highly visual, original fabric artwork that will enhance the interior of the building and symbolize the natural or cultural heritage of Denali National Park.

The committee is interested in fabric artwork that captures the spirit of the wilderness through light, landscape, flora, fauna, wildness, and/or culture of the far north in any or all of its forms. The work will be on an interior wall that has been designated for this purpose, and should be approximately 6 to 7' high by 14 to 16' wide. The project is open to all artists residing in the United States or abroad. Project proposals must be postmarked by June 1, 2007. No proposals will be accepted after that date. See website for more details.
Location:  Eielson Art Committee, Alaska Natural History Association, C/o Alaska Natural History Institutes, P.O. Box 136, Denali National Park, Alaska 99755, US
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City of Calgary Public Art Program
Posted by:  Donna Chaytors,
Deadline:  June 1, 2007
The City of Calgary Public Art Program, Arts & Culture division, is seeking Expressions of Interest (i.e. Request for Qualifications) from experienced artists with a demonstrated ability to design and produce integrated public art within environmental and/or ecological projects relating to water.

Relevant experience working on interdisciplinary design teams and riparian restoration projects, as well as related construction and project management skills will be considered an asset. The goal of this public art project is to use public art to support the vision, mission and objectives of the Harvie Passage reconstruction project, celebrate the Bow River's natural abundance within the heart of the city, and provide a greater understanding of watershed issues, the significant history of the area, its visual beauty and recreational opportunities.

For more information and to submit, interested artists must access and download Expression of Interest document #07-016 Harvie Passage Public Art Project from the Alberta Purchasing Connection from the website below. Please note: Interested artists are considered vendors so please select that choice on the Purchasing Connection main page. If you haven't accessed a document from this site before, you will have to register as a user. For more information on accessing the document, contact the Alberta Purchasing Connection Help Desk at (780) 644-5726 or via e-mail at [This posting courtesy of 4Culture.]
Location:  City of Calgary, Finance & Supply #8140 Box 2100, Station M, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M5, CA
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Artist-in-Residency Grant Program - West Palm Beach
Posted by:  Heather Corbin, 561-822-1406Deadline:  May 31, 2007
The Artist-in-Residency Grant Program offered by the Community Redevelopment Agency ("CRA") of the City of West Palm Beach provides funding for community-based, Artist-in-Residency programs that promote the arts, heritage or the environment through the comprehensive interaction between professional Artists, a Host and the City. The program's mission is to create affiliations between Artists and the City to benefit residents within the downtown CRA district.

The grant is offered to an individual or a group of artists, collaborating with a City Department, public Agency, local business or a 501(c)3, nonprofit cultural organization. Together they will determine Residency venues and identify others to participate in the program with special consideration given to community needs and long-term impact. For more details, please see website.
Location:  Artist-in-Residency, Community Redeveloment Agency, 2nd Street, 5th Floor , West Palm Beach, FL 33401, US
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Remake/Reformat Recycled CD Art Competition
Deadline:  May 31, 2007
Two Maynard, Massachusetts businesses, Dunia, The Earth-Friendly Store for Home, Body and Soul(SM), and CD Willy's New and Used Compact Discs, are sponsoring "Remake/Reformat," a recycled CD art competition, as a way to raise awareness of the growing problem of discarded discs and to inspire creative, outside-the-box uses for them. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these artworks will be donated to The Center for Ecological Technology (, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization the provides tools for living in a more environmentally sound manner.

Artists aged 10 to 108 living in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts may submit a maximum of three works. Submissions of artwork will be accepted through May 31st; finalists will go on exhibit at both stores from August 7th through September 22nd, and prizes in each of three categories "middle school, high school and adult" will be awarded on Sunday, August 19th. Contest rules and entry forms are available online.
Location:  Dunia/CD Willy's Remake/Reformat Contest, P.O. Box 327, Maynard, MA 01754-0327, US
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From Bauhaus to Social Sculpture: Shaping a Humane Society as an Aesthetic Challenge
Posted by:  +49 (0) 3643 - 495 574,
Deadline:  May 31, 2007
International Weimar Summer Courses under the direction of German cultural researcher Hildegard Kurt and British artist Shelley Sacks. Comparing a historical cornerstone - the Bauhaus - to the contemporary concept of Social Sculpture, the course investigates the following question: Can the shaping of humane and ecologically viable societies be approached as an aesthetic challenge? The course includes a workshop, where the British artist and Beuys student Shelley Sacks will assist participants to access their individual creativity. Please visit website for details. To learn more about Hildegard Kurt, visit, and Shelley Sacks at
Location:  Weimar-Jena-Akademie, Jakobstr. 10, D-99423 Weimar, Germany
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Open Call for Green Art Halikonlahti 2008, Salo Region/Finland
Posted by:  Tuula Nikulainen and Georg Dietzler, greenart(at) and welcome(at)dietzl
Deadline:  May 31, 2007
The first exhibition of Green Art Halikonlahti in 2006 received a lot of interest. It was the first of a series of 3 exhibitions exploring Art and Ecology in the Baltic Sea Region: For the upcoming exhibition in Sept-Oct 2008, which will focus on WATER, we are looking for proposals from artists living in the Baltic Sea Region and Nordic Countries or being a citizen of. It will be a mix of gallery works for the museum venue in Salo and site-specific projects for rural landscapes, for which we need to apply for funding based on the concepts being accepted for the show.

Major focus is on water issues in the Baltic Sea, its countries and nordic countries, water and climate change, water pollution, in the Nordic Sea, Baltic Sea, rivers, lakes, cross-border waterways, etc.. We encourage very much collaborations with other fields based in science, literature, philosophy, etc. All media in the Arts are very welcome, including sound, web-based projects, media works (video/photography), performances, drawings, paintings, installations, site-specific works, film, story-telling, writing, etc. Proposals in English will be accepted until May 31st, 2007 - email only please, either as word .doc or .pdf attachment, subject line "green art 2008".
Location:  FI
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Free Balanced Rock Sculpture Workshops
Posted by:  Zach Pine, 510-708-5528,
Workshops are held on Friday May 18 and Friday May 25, 2007, 12 Noon - 1:30 PM (register for one session only). The workshops include instruction on the physics and techniques of making sculpture using balanced rocks, in an atmosphere of playful exploration. Digital photos are provided. Free, but bring a rock as a donation. More details and links to photos from last year's workshops are on the website. Last year the workshops were oversubscribed - so register early by email. Maximum 5 participants. Registration required.
Location:  ACCI Gallery Garden, 1652 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709, US
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Citysol Clean Energy, Interactive Arts & Music Festival 2007 Open Call For Proposals
Posted by:  510.378.0628,
Deadline:  May 22, 2007
Citysol is Solar One's carbon neutral, 100% clean energy powered festival that aims to inspire interest and support for local sustainability initiatives through music, collaborative artistic installations, and numerous other elements meant to both entertain and educate, to take place this summer July 12-15, 2007.

Solar One is accepting proposals related to contemporary environmental and sustainability issues. All visual and performing arts media will be considered, including site-specific performance, installation, sculpture, film and video as well as experimental practices. We especially encourage installation proposal subjects to be chosen from a field of 5 policy/technical solutions that address different environmental challenges specifically affecting New York City's quality of life. To learn more and to read proposal instructions, please see complete Open Call To Artists on our website.
Location:  Citysol Art Festival Proposal, Solar One, 24-20 FDR Drive, Service Road East , New York, NY 10010, US
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MadCat 10 Women's International Film Festival
Posted by:  415 436-9523,
Deadline:  May 21, 2007
MadCat seeks provocative and visionary films and videos directed or co-directed by women. Films can be of any length or genre and produced ANY year. MadCat is committed to showcasing work that challenges the use of sound and image and explores notions of visual story telling. All subjects/topics will be considered. Submission Fee: $10-30 sliding scale. Pay what you can afford. International entrants may disregard the fee. For more details go to our website or give us a call.

Preview Formats: VHS or DVD. Exhibition Formats: 35mm, 16mm, Super8, Beta SP, Mini DV, VHS, DVD. All entries must include a self addressed stamped envelope for return of materials. Previews will not be returned without a self addressed stamped envelope. Early Bird Deadline: March 23, 2007. Late Bird Deadline: May 21, 2007.
Location:  MadCat Women's International Film Festival, 639 Steiner Street Unit C , San Francisco, CA 94117, US
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Farm Art - from Plate to Palette Call for Entries
Posted by:  Lisa Meranti, (330) 657-2909 ext.136,
Deadline:  May 5, 2007
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association and the Countryside Conservancy join together to celebrate the art of the farm, hosting a visual expression of what provides human sustenance- food and farming. This exhibition connects art with agriculture and the public to land, history, community and nature. The competition is open to all artists residing in the United States in all visual media. Work must be thematically appropriate for the Farm Art - from Plate to Palette exhibition. Please see website for details.
Location:  Farm Art, c/o Lisa Meranti, Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association, 1403 West Hines Hill Road, Peninsula, OH 44264, US
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The Denver Office of Cultural Affairs Seeks Artworks for Denver Zoo
Deadline:  May 4, 2007
The Denver Zoo calls itself an urban wildlife conservancy. As part of its Millennium Master Plan, the Denver Zoo is building a new Bird Propagation Center to support the zoo's breeding and conservation programs for endangered birds. The Denver Office of Cultural Affairs seeks an artist or team of artists to create artworks for this project. They say they are open to artworks in all media, materials and formats, including Landscape Art, Interactive Art, Sustainable Art and others. Approximately $380,000 is available for these artworks.

In response to this RFQ, applicants will be asked to submit eight digital images, a resume and an artist's statement of no longer than 250 words via
Location:  Denver Office of Cultural Affairs, Public Art Program-Denver Zoo/City Park Project, 201 W. Colfax Ave., Dept. 1007, Denver, CO 80202, US
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ReCycle Ryoan-ji
Posted by:  Judith Selby Lang,
Deadline:  April 30, 2007
Reduce, Reuse, Recreate, Recycle Ryoan-ji. In San Francisco, CA, a replica of the Ryoan-ji Garden in Japan will be created. 5,000 recycled plastic shopping bags to represent the raked sand are needed to complete this ambitious project. Many hands that are willing to cut and gather the bags onto mono filament line are also needed. Creator Judith Selby Lang has been awarded a New Work Fellowship in the Visual Arts from the Marin Arts Council and the Bay Area Fund For Artists Initiative to help fund this monumental environmental project. To learn more about how you can participate, please send an email to the address above.
Location:  US

Landscapes, Cultural Spaces, Ecology
Posted by:  Lora Senechal Carney & Edith-Anne Pageot, &
Deadline:  April 30, 2007
The problems associated with the abuse of natural resources and the decline of flora and fauna both on land and in water have prompted much recent reflection in the artistic community on humanity's relationships to natural environments. There has been a concurrent resurgence of interest in concepts of landscape, together with a reassessment of post-Renaissance landscape traditions in art, and of their 19th and 20th century legacies in Canada and elsewhere.

As older, more or less unified Western ideas of landscape and nature disappear in tandem with the breakdown of traditional referents for collective identiy, what are the new relationships of art to landscape and ecology? How do current artistic practices negotiate the aesthetic, social, and ecological implications of "landscape"? Can beauty still be an issue in this negotiation, if the recent wave of writings on beauty is taken into account? How do the historicizing and recontextualizing of concepts of landscape in such texts as Simon Schama's Landscape and Memory and Kenneth Olwig's Landscape, Nature, and the Body Politic affect our theoretical perspectives on particular painting practices of the last four centuries? What do interdisciplinary studies of space and place offer to art historical investigations of landscape in the current climate of ecological crisis?

Submissions of theoretical and contextual studies of such issues are warmly invited. Please send proposals (max. 2 pages in length) via email.
Location:  CA

Sublime Climate - A Call for Artists and Scientists
Posted by:  Todd Bartel,
Deadline:  April 30, 2007
As this call for submissions goes to press, the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. (NOAA) announced 2006 was the warmest year on record for the U.S. The Cambridge School of Weston will open its doors to The Garthwaite Center for Science and Art, a sustainable science building and art gallery, in the fall of 2007. For the building's first exhibition season, we are reaching out to artists and scientists alike who explore issues and themes related to global warming.

The exhibition will run from November 2007 through the first week of February 2008. All media will be considered; however, large work may not be able to be accommodated. In addition to exhibiting works of contemporary art and science, we also invite proposals from individuals who would be willing to partake in a symposium on global warming, or otherwise are willing to work with our students in some capacity. Submissions should include examples of work via slides or digital media, a resume, along with any appropriate written proposal or documentation. Please include a S.A.S.E.
Location:  Todd Bartel, The Cambridge School of Weston, 45 Georgian Road, , Weston, MA 02493, US

Visuals and Voices: A Traveling Eco Art, Photography, Poetry Contest & Show for Middle & High School Students
Posted by:  Chicory Bechtel, (510) 704-4030,
Deadline:  April 30, 2007
Are you creative? Do you care about the environment? Express your feelings about environmental issues through art, photography, or poetry and submit your entry to EarthTeam's Visuals and Voices for your opportunity to have your work shown throughout the San Francisco Bay Area!

The three categories are: Art, Photography, & Poetry. All entries must have an environmental theme. One Grand Prize of $100 for using the theme of "Global Warming". First Place prizewinners in each category receive $75. Selected art, photography and poetry will travel to galleries, libraries, and other locations around the Bay Area for 12 months. For entry guidelines and other information, please visit our website.
Location:  EarthTeam Visuals & Voices, 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Suite L , Berkeley, CA 94702, US
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Greenscapes ~ Sense and Meaning
Deadline:  April 30, 2007
We welcome submissions for an international and interdisciplinary conference on gardens and designed landscapes. Garden space is increasingly recognized not only for its horticultural interest, but as an expression of ecological and environmental awareness, a venue for social interaction, and a vehicle for communicating and disseminating cultural information. Greenscapes ~ Sense and Meaning will bring together scholars from all disciplines and a wide range of professional landscape architects, urban planners, activists and artists to discuss the subject of 'The Garden in the City.'

As a living space, the garden is often considered to be the antithesis of the urban, built area, yet increasingly cities seek to incorporate garden space into their infrastructure as part of their urban identity. The conference will explore the ramifications of this development, while examining ways in which urban garden space in contemporary and historical environments acts a focus for social aspirations and anxieties.

We invite proposals on, but not limited to, the following topics: cultural history of urban gardens; representation and meaning (in text and image) of gardens in the city; aesthetic and psychological impact of the urban garden; gardens and urban regeneration (ecology and community); programmatic and artists' gardens in the city. Please send abstracts (up to 250 words) and a brief biography to The conference will take place at Brock University, nestled in the Niagara greenbelt on a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, and Rodman Hall Arts Centre, home of the Walker Botanical Garden. Both institutions are located in the city of St. Catharines, known as 'The Garden City' and situated near Royal Botanical Gardens, the largest in Canada.
Location:  Canada

Arborsculpture Intensive in Michigan
Posted by:  Richard Reames,
Deadline:  April 27, 2007
Bill and Mary Jo Parks will host a three-day Arborsculpture class by Richard Reames near Tustin, eight miles southeast of Cadillac, Michigan. April 27th, 28th, 29th. $270.00 per student- lunch provided. A local motel is offering a 10% discount on rooms. Send a letter to Richard to sign up.
Location:  Tustin, Michigan, US
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SFIFF50 GreenWorld Contest
Posted by:  925.866.9559Deadline:  April 22, 2007
If you had just two minutes to show someone what to see, feel and imagine about the future of our world and its resources, what would you do? Get your message out by participating in the GreenWorld Contest and get discovered as a powerful new talent. Go to for inspiration provided by leading green activists and organizations on burning issues.

The GRAND PRIZE is $1,000; your work featured at our May 9 GreenWorld Celebration during the 50th San Francisco Int'l Film Festival; Delta Air Lines travel to San Francisco to attend the SFIFF50 Golden Gate Awards Ceremony in person; NativeEnergy carbon offsets for your air travel/hotel stay; 2-night stay at the very green Orchard Garden Hotel; Industry Pass for Festival screenings.

How you ultimately decide to approach the topic is up to you. All genres are welcome - from fiction suspense drama and romantic comedy to investigative reports or thoughtful essays to animation and experimental expression-anything goes!
Location:  US
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Environmental Art Week at The Creative Retreat, Scotland
Posted by:  +44 (0)1261 812276,
An opportunity for artists and non artists to immerse themselves in the extraordinary coast of north east Scotland, during a three day residential workshop at The Creative Retreat during the week of April 21-28, 2007. Lead by artist Jonathon Claxton, the workshop offers the chance to respond with found items, sculpture, paint, photographs - cast your net wide and make artwork that embodies your own experience. Come and explore wild seas, huge skies, and our spacious airy studio looking over the bay. Cost: £280, includes tuition and accommodation in one of our charming fishermen's cottages. Please contact Carla for more details.
Location:  Scotland
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Campus Art Exhibit to Celebrate Earth Day!
Posted by:  Julie Alderson,
In celebration of Earth Day, participate in the first Art that Celebrates the Earth exhibit at Pacific University. In celebration of Earth Day, participate in the first "Art that Celebrates the Earth" exhibit at Pacific University. On Thursday, April 19th, bring your art to the Fireside Lounge between 10 and 11:00 am. The work will be on display from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and must be picked up promptly at 2 p.m.

Any artwork in any medium that relates to themes of the earth, nature, environmental concerns, etc. may be submitted. Make a piece from found materials to show how recycling can transform used objects into art! Submissions are welcome from all campus community members -- students, staff, faculty, clubs, offices, groups, everyone! Lots of prizes will be awarded, including Best Collaborative/Group Submission, Best Use of Recycled Materials, and Best of Show.
Location:  Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116, US
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UNIDEE in Residence - International Program 2007
Posted by:  +39 015 0991 462 / 471,
Deadline:  April 16, 2007
UNIDEE in Residence is an international program open to artists, professionals, students and graduates of various university faculties from any country in the world. UNIDEE offers an experience unlike anything offered in any other university or academic program: a research-oriented practice that operates within each discipline and is directed towards the responsible transformation of society and the creative activation. The course in residency include an active participation in meetings and seminars hold by experts and professors of various humanistic, scientific, economic, political, artistic and social disciplines. The residents work individually or in groups to develop ideas and projects, working along creative lines pertinent to the following fields: Art, Communication, Ecology, Economics, Education, Work, Nutrition, Politics, Production, Science, Spirituality.

How to apply: A maximum of twenty residencies are available each year. The residency lasts four months, from July 2nd to October 31st. The official language is English. Cittadellarte selection panel chooses candidates on the basis of their aptitude for developing projects relating to the aims of the University of Ideas. Applicants are invited to send any material they consider pertinent to such an assessment: curriculum, documentation of previous work, one or more examples (well-developed or developing during the residence) of projects that illustrate their approach to the theme of a socially responsible transformation. Scholarship grants are available, total and partial cover. Anyone interested is invited to consult the website or to contact the organizing secretary for further information.
Location:  UNIDEE in Residence, Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, Via Serralunga, 27, 13900 Biella - Italia
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"VINE" Environmental Art Residency
Posted by:  Alan Rogers,
Deadline:  April 15, 2007
In 2006, Ernesto Cattel, a private businessman bought land and property at Costa di La, near Tarzo, in the Prosecco region of Veneto, northern Italy. Signor Cattel wishes to re-plant traditional Prosecco vines around the houses and cultivate biological wine which recalls the original taste of Prosecco. In addition, he would like to plant fruit trees and a specialist orchard which concentrates on local herbs and vegetables together with medicinal herbs. He also wishes to dedicate the whole property and lands to an on-going arts project, a laboratory of site-specific, artistic interventions in a working rural context.

Open to European artists working with environmental art, ecology, biology or agriculture. Any media / methodology considered but the "artwork" must remain on-site. Initially, this is a call for expressions of interest including visual evidence of past projects, a c.v. and an artist's statement outlining your general approach and philosophy (1 page, A4). Artist receives a fee relative to experience per month for the residency period. Maximum three months. Plus accomodation + travel expenses. Further details, including a site-map may be downloaded from the website.
Location:  Alan Rogers, Artistic Director, Arte di La, Residence "Alla Vigna", Via Vespucci 10, 30017 Jesolo Lido, Venezia, Italia
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Accessibility2007: Sustainability
Posted by:  Mark Mcleod,
Deadline:  April 14, 2007
Accessibility2007 Sustainability will focus on the use of found or recycled materials to create site-specific installation art. Selected artists will be invited for a 2 week residency, meals, lodging, and small honorarium included, to created work in and around the grounds of the Sumter County Cultural Commission. The ten artists chosen will be working in a public forum in the Sumter community for the duration of the residency, providing many unique opportunities for the public to gain insight into the 'process' of sculpture and for social interaction with the visiting artists. The Curator for this years Accessibility is Mark Mcleod, Assistant Director and Curator of the Sumter County Gallery of Art.
Location:  Mark Mcleod, Sumter County Gallery of Art, P.O. Box 1316, Sumter, SC 29154, US
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The Rising Tide
Posted by:  Christopher Kennedy, (201) 981-1576,
Deadline:  April 14, 2007
The Rising Tide is a project of collaborative partnership between schools, artists and residents of New York City to illustrate visually what climate change looks like, feels like and what possible effects it may have on the New York City and surrounding metropolitan area. Students, teachers, artists and any other participants are invited to develop a rendition of climate change through the perspective of New York City, its ecology and people. Participants may use any medium: drawing, paint, sculpture, mixed-media, photography etc. Each piece will be displayed through our online gallery and selected pieces will be brought to the Sea Of People event on April 14th.

The Rising Tide project goal is to facilitate a creative outlet to students, artists, and residents of the city to explore visually issues and concepts related to climate change. Through this action, perhaps a less abstract understanding of climate change will be achieved and provide a continued dialogue about complex issues of climate change in a relevant context.
Location:  Chris Kennedy, c/o Solar One, 2420 FDR Drive, Service Road East, New York, NY 10010, US
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Doyle-Hollis Street Park, Public Art Fountain Project
Posted by:  Amy Hiestand (510) 596-4354Deadline:  April 9, 2007
The City of Emeryville, CA has announced a Request for Qualifications and Concept Submittal for a fountain planned for the new Doyle-Hollis Park. The project is open to professional artists residing in California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona who have demonstrated experience in designing and producing, or overseeing the production of, site-specific, functional fountains.

The maximum budget for this project is $125,000. The artist's commission must cover all costs associated with the design, fabrication, delivery, and installation of the fountain, including all required structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing drawings, all installation costs associated with these base costs as well as the cost of the public art itself. A copy of the RFQ may be found on the website.
Location:  Amy Hiestand, City of Emeryville, 1333 Park Avenue , Emeryville, CA 94608, US
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Burlington County College Sculpture Garden
Posted by:  Leslie Kaufman, 215-413-9126,
Deadline:  April 2, 2007
Burlington County College invites sculptors over 18 years of age to submit works for the 20th Annual Sculpture Garden exhibition. Works must be free-standing and able to withstand changing weather conditions. There is a $10.00 entry fee for three pieces, and artists may submit up to three views of each work. Selected sculptures will be exhibited for a period of one year, with installation in August, 2007. Artists will receive a $250.00 stipend plus travel expenses and sales of the works will be encouraged. An exhibition catalog will be printed. The competition will be judged by Mary Salvante, Independent Curator in Philadelphia, PA.
Location:  For prospectus, contact Leslie Kaufman, Burlington County College, 601 Pemberton - Browns Mills Road, Pemberton, N.J. 08068, US
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ASPECT Seeks New Media Art Exploring the Concept of Rural and Arte de las Americas
Posted by:  617-695-0500,
Deadline:  April 2, 2007
ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art is currently accepting submissions of new media work best documented with video for the next two issues.. 1. RURAL: calling all artists exploring the pastoral-all ranges of real and imagined bucolic ideals, verdant fears, and agrarian desires. 2. ARTE DE LAS AMERICAS: seeking pioneering new media work created by artists living in, or hailing from, South and/or Latin America.

The staff of ASPECT is asking curators, art critics, and members of the contemporary art community to help assemble and comment on works for the next issues by submitting a work of art on which they wish to provide audio commentary. Due to the format of the publication, the criteria for selection will include both the qualifications of the commentator and the quality of the work submitted. Audio recordings of the commentary will be assembled after the submissions have been selected.

Submissions should include:
* Video documentation of a work or small group of works by a single artist
* Resume of the artist
* Contact information for the commentator and artist
* Resume of the commentator
* Brief notes outlining the contents of the proposed commentary
* If you would like us to return your materials, please include a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope). Otherwise, we will keep your work on file for further consideration.
Location:  Aspect Magazine, 46 Waltham Street, Suite 103 , Boston, MA 02118, US
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OPEN CALL for Public Art Planning and Development Proposals
Posted by:  617.951.0010 x528,
Deadline:  April 2, 2007
Fund for the Arts, a restricted fund of the New England Foundation for the Arts, has released new program guidelines for the April 2, 2007 deadline. Fund for the Arts invites proposals from non-profit organizations of Greater Boston that are interested in working with artists towards a public art project in their community. The current priority is to support the planning and development phase of public art projects through planning grants that will lead to successful artist-led community partnerships and sustainable implementation projects. Please visit website for more information.
Location:  US
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Wanted: Photographs of Migratory Birds!
Posted by:  Brandon Ballengee,
New York City Audubon, The Nature Conservancy, and EcoArtspace will be presenting 'Silent Migration' an exhibit by Eco-Artist Brandon Ballengee this March in Central Park's Arsenol Space. The exhibition will explore migratory birds in NYC and show many birds are affected by building lights, 'bird bad' architecture and collisions.

As a part of the show, Brandon will be creating a large mural of the Americas demonstrating migratory routes and exhibiting hundreds of photographs from the public. You can participate by sending your favorite bird pictures to Please include your name, date and location of where the photograph was taken. Brandon will also be helping to organize bird collision rescues in NYC during the exhibition. To volunteer, please let him know when you are available.

Monte Verde Institute, Costa Rica: Workshop with Ingrid Koivukangas, Environmental Artist
Deadline:  March 31, 2007
Noted Canadian environmental artist and teacher Ingrid Koivukangas will lead this workshop May 7 - 16, 2007. Ingrid will share her process of creating a new environmental work in response to the Cloud Forest and Monteverde, Costa Rica. Participants will gain first-hand knowledge of how, and why, an environmental artist works in the land.

In addition to assisting with this new environmental work, students will also have opportunities to create their own ephemeral sculptures and interventions in response to the tropical forests of Monteverde. Past workshop participants have included art educators, art historians, architects, landscape architects, urban planners, economists, writers, biologists, teachers - anyone interested in exploring their own unique connections to the land and place is invited to participate.

Students will arrive in San Jose, spending one day and then traveling on to Monteverde. Once in Monteverde, Ms. Koivukangas will lead students in developing both group and individual projects in a variety of local settings. Each student will gain an appreciation of the remarkable diversity of plant and animal life present in the cloud forest, and then be presented with opportunities to creatively respond in a variety of forms and media. Program Fee: US $1,274 - includes all local transportation, including airport transfers, room, meals, and tours or entry fees (Students also need to budget for airfare and incidental expenses).
Location:  CR
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iLAB - A Collaborative Residency Program
Posted by:  917-860-8239,
Deadline:  March 30, 2007
iLAND - interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature and Dance is pleased to announce the 2007 iLAB residency program to be held May - September 2007. iLAND is currently accepting proposals for iLAB 2007. iLAB is a collaborative residency program between movement based artists and scientists, environmentalists, urban designers/landscape architects, architects and others that will integrate creative practice within the different fields/disciplines.

The goals of iLAB are 1.) to invigorate and re-imagine relationships between the public and the urban environment through kinetic experience, 2.) to engage artists and practitioners across the disciplines of dance, art, and the ecology of physical interrelationships such that we create and investigate innovative approaches to science, infrastructure, urbanisms, and architecture within a performative context. 3.) to support the development of process in engagement over product such that process is itself a product for artistic and public action.

For each residency iLAB will provide space in which to work, a $1,000 honorarium for each artist/collaborator, $300 towards materials, administrative support including publicity, public outreach and consultation and facilitation with other artists, organizations and contributors. Residency schedules can be flexible to accommodate the team's needs but must be two weeks minimum and one month maximum. Please visit website for more details.
Location:  140 Second Ave. #501 , New York, NY 10003, US
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What the Bejesus is Sustainable?
Posted by:  503-242-1047,
Deadline:  March 25, 2007
"What the Bejesus is Sustainable?" is the fifth in a series of response-based features developed and published by The Bear Deluxe Magazine, an award-winning quarterly environmental magazine published in Portland, Oregon and distributed nationwide. Some say sustainability is a natural evolution and melding of the social and environmental movements of the last half-century. Others argue that it's just a vague word corporations use to "greenwash" their operations.

No doubt, sustainability has become a catch-all word for all that is green or becoming greener. Does its increasingly common use unnecessarily muddy the water of the environmental debate, or signal a paradigm shift in the way modern society sees its place in the world? The Bear Deluxe wants to know, what does "sustainability" mean to you? Please send the magazine your short writings, visuals, and ideally, any working definitions that you or your organization employ to establish standards of what the bejesus is "sustainable."
Location:  P.O. Box 10342 , Portland, OR 97216, US
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Call for the 21st Annual Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
Posted by:  Aden Evens,
Deadline:  March 15, 2007
The conference runs Nov. 1-4, 2007 in Portland, Maine (USA). The theme is "CODE". Plenary Speakers include, N. Katherine Hayles, UCLA; Brian Massumi, Universite de Montreal.

Biological and algorithmic, protector of secrets and porthole to mysteries, universal and singular, code is an invitation to thought. Code can be "wet" (genetic, organic, human), "dry" (digital, mathematical, logical), something in-between, neither, or both (linguistic, symbolic, religious, moral, legal). Code is the meeting ground of strange bedfellows, the cipherer and decipherer, the domain of law and its subversion, communication and privacy. Code is about patterns, sequences, systems, translations, substitutions. It can bind, trick, and free. Modern technologies are affording us more and more keys to unlock nature's code and more opportunities to manipulate it.

We welcome paper and panel submissions that explore any type/aspect/nature/culture of code. Submissions on any aspect of science, literature and the arts, including ones presented in nontraditional formats (such as roundtable discussions, film/video, performance, or visual art) will also be considered. For more information, please see website. All conference participants must be registered SLSA members. Deadline for SLSA membership is 1 October, 2007.
Location:  Portland, ME, US
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The Paradise International Art Centre, Iran: Residency for Environmental and Media Artists
Posted by:  Ahmad Nadalian,
Deadline:  March 15, 2007
Paradise International Art Center invites artists to participate in the Environmental Art residency in late June or early July, 2007. The works can be land art, environmental works, installation, performance, media art, and interactive works...

Paradise is a small garden of Iranian environmental artist Ahmad Nadalian in Polour situated in the north of Iran- Tehran (65th kilometer of Amol Road). The two little villas in this garden have been the host of many international artists from countries as diverse as Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, UK, Lebanon, USA, Australia, Switzerland, Ireland, ... who stayed there and produced environmental art. The International artists here in Paradise experienced living with Iranian families, society and tested traditional foods. Please visit website for more information.
Location:  Poloor, Iran (between Tehran and Amol)
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EcoArts: Lake County Sculpture Walk
Posted by:  Karen Turcotte,
Deadline:  March 15, 2007
Artists are invited to create works "in dialog with nature" at the 107 acre Middletown County Trailside Park in Lake County, California. (Near Harbin Hot Springs) We take over the center trail and dialog among trees, shrubs and meadows. All work must relate to nature through materials or messages. Sculpture will stay up for five months. We offer a resume addition, longevity of venue, website presence, press and the deep appreciation of a rural community. Previous artists have included Meadowsweet Dairy, Eve S. Mosher, Deidre deFranceaux and Zach Pine.

Help make art accessible to all and join a wonderful community of like-minded artists. Submission application on the website. Installation is the third week of May. This is the only public art in Lake County!
Location:  EcoArts of Lake County, P.O. Box 8 , Cobb, CA 95426, US
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Twentieth Annual Wildbranch Writing Workshop
Posted by:  800-648-3591, extension 102Deadline:  March 15, 2007
Offered at a college committed to natural resources education, Wildbranch is a week-long workshop (June 3-9, 2007) of classes, lectures, discussion groups and readings in the craft and techniques of fine writing about the world outdoors. The Wildbranch Workshop is for writers-whether professionals, non-professionals or somewhere in between-who want to improve and market their outdoor, natural history or environmental writing.

Wildbranch is designed to meet the needs of people with either professional or personal interests in writing about the outdoor world. Enrollment is limited to 32. Applicants will be notified by April 10, 2007. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is expected within two weeks of acceptance to the workshop. Full payment must be made by opening day, June 3. Co-sponsored by Sterling College and Orion magazine. See website for more details.
Location:  David Brown, Director, Wildbranch Writing Workshop, Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827
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Artists Wanted for Wythenshawe Climate Change Project
Posted by:  Project Manager Eleanor Hoad T: 0161 436 4165, E:,
Deadline:  March 6, 2007
Wythenshawe Forever! is a climate change awareness project taking place in Wythenshawe, south Manchester between April and June 2007. Wythenshawe Forever! will feature a series of projects leading up to a 'Party Without Pollution' event. The party will be a free outdoor entertainment event run by local residents and community groups. It will be a unique event in that its development will be low carbon. This is because the energy required to power it will be generated or saved by the actions of local people and their projects, using suitable small-scale, low-carbon, alternative-energy production and reduction methods.

The event and workshops will be centred around a specially built new temporary sculptural meeting space called the PowerStation. It will be fabricated from shipping containers and sited in a local green space. We are looking for five artist's commissions around Food, Energy, Warmth, Storytelling and Communication. Please see website for full descriptions. A fee including materials of £1500 is available for each commission. Interviews will take place on 20th March.
Location:  Wythenshawe, GB
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"Alien Beauty" May 2007 Internships with Roy Staab
Posted by:  Mary Arnold, Executive Director, 201.836.2403,
Deadline:  March 2, 2007
JURIED INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: The Teaneck Creek Conservancy is a 46-acre area within Bergen County's 1,200-acre Overpeck Park in Teaneck, NJ that has been transformed from a dump into a new eco-park and cultural destination. The Conservancy is offering juried internship opportunities for NJ artists/art students. Artist-interns who apply and are selected by the jury will assist internationally renowned eco-artist Roy Staab in the creation of outdoor ephemeral sculpture during his May 2007 residency at the Teaneck Creek Conservancy in Teaneck, NJ.

Staab's 9-day residency has been funded by a NJSCA grant. His artwork appears in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Abington Art Center, Boreal Art/Nature (Canada), Yokohama Museum of Art (Japan), Milwaukee Art Museum, Ripon College, and Vassar College. At the end of Staab's residency/the internships, on May 19, 2007, there will be an Opening Reception for the outdoor sculpture at the Teaneck Creek Conservancy and an indoor gallery exhibition in the Puffin Gallery ( for the exhibition "Alien Beauty: The Art & Science of Invasive & Native Vegetation" about Staab's art and wetland science with Rutgers U. at Teaneck Creek.
Location:  Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 20 E. Oakdene Ave. , Teaneck, NJ 07666-4111, US
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Art on the Gwynns Falls Trail
Posted by:  C. Ryan Patterson,
Deadline:  March 2, 2007
Individuals and/or teams are invited to submit proposals for outdoor, site-specific environmental art installations for Art on the Gwynns Falls Trail. The concept this year is "A Place in Time", celebrating three significant anniversaries for the Trail. Accepted projects will be displayed from Saturday, June 2, 2007 through Sunday, September 2, 2007 in Leakin Park, Baltimore, MD. This is a great opportunity for artists to use environmental materials and natural elements, while creating installations that will be seen by visitors to the park and the trail.
Location:  Baltimore, MD, US
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2007 Kamiyama Artist in Residence (KAIR), Japan
Posted by:  Shinya Ominami,
Deadline:  March 1, 2007
The KAIR Committee will invite three outstanding artists who would benefit from a two months experience living in Kamiyama, Japan and making art works for a local community under a supportive, communal environment. This Call to Artists is open to all professional artists working on painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, land art and other art making. For additional program information, go to our website. Application materials for 2007 are available for direct download from the website.
Location:  JP
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EarthDance Short-Attention-Span Environmental Film Festival
Posted by:  Zakary Zide, 510-238-3818,
Deadline:  March 1, 2007
The EarthDance Short-Attention-Span Environmental Film Festival is accepting submissions of environmentally themed films, now through March 1, 2007. Visit website for details.
Location:  Zakary Zide, EarthDance Film Festival, 1000 Oak Street , Oakland, CA 94607, US
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Welsh Country Magazine Arts Page
Posted by:  Abi Thrift, Art Director, 01559 372 010,
At the moment, we at Welsh Country Magazine are gathering together information from Welsh artists who are interested in appearing in our next issue (Jan-Feb 07). Artists who do not appear in the next issue will be reconsidered for the following issue, and so on. The sooner that artists are able to contact us, the more likely they will be considered for the next issue.

The only criteria is that you are based in Wales and that you have a selection of work for sale. A website is also an added bonus. Interested artists please send the following: your history as an artist, the medium you practice in and why this was chosen, any inspirations behind work, current projects, past projects of interest, exhibitions - past, present, or planned for future, any other interesting points about you, your life or your work, and lastly, a selection of high-resolution images showing your work. These can be scans or photographs of artwork (no slides please), and should be at a resolution of 300dpi. If you have difficulty e-mailing these large files, a CD may be mailed to us.
Location:  Welsh Country Magazine, Aberbanc, Llandysul, Ceredigion SA44 5NP, GB
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Convenient Truths: A Green Video Contest
Deadline:  February 28, 2007
Wanted: Inspired, pragmatic videos to help us get out of this mess. An Inconvenient Truth presented a problem; we want you to show us how to solve this problem. Create an actionable, inspiring follow-up to the movie. Get creative and capture and upload your 1-2 minute answer to reducing your personal carbon emissions. You only have until February 28th! Videos can discuss various components of daily life including transportation, home and garden, work, recreation, etc., and in this, the subsequent actions being taken to reduce one's carbon footprint. There is no cost to participate in the Contest. No purchase is necessary.

If saving the world/having your video gain major exposure/getting in the running for $30,000 in sustainable prizes still hasn't convinced you to enter, channel your inner critic on March 1st and vote on your favorite entries here:
Location:  Online.
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Gibraltar Point International Artist Residency Program
Deadline:  February 21, 2007
The Gibraltar Point Residency transcends political, aesthetic and geographic boundaries, welcomes diversity and provides a spawning ground for unique cultural alliances. The program is open to Canadian and international artists working in all disciplines who are engaged in the research, development or creation of work. Emerging, mid-career and established professional artists are invited to apply.

Participants in the residency program receive accommodation, a private work studio and all meals at no cost. Travel and material costs are the responsibility of participating artists. The program is designed and managed by Artscape and takes place for a single 30-day term each calendar year at the Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts on Toronto Island.
Location:  Submissions to: GIBRALTAR POINT INTERNATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM, Artscape, Suite 111 - 60 Atlantic Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6K 1X9, CA
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Artivistic 2007: un.occupied spaces
Deadline:  February 15, 2007
We are infiltrating all levels of society. Artists, activists, academics, architects, bureaucrats, the homeless, anarchists, first nations, immigrants, doctors, geeks, lawyers, teachers, witches, philosophers, clowns. Artivistic does not only provide a platform for political artists and artistic activists, but partakes in the very movements that work for change. In the pursuit of temporary moments of pleasure, we move towards freedom, for resistance is perpetual and oppression, ever-changing.

Building on the 2005 generation, Artivistic in 2007 will continue to ask questions that do not leave us thinking we have resolved the issues. We strongly suggest that you answer one, or all, of our questions with a question of your own. Please submit your proposal for participation related (but not restricted) to the following: what is indigenous? what is a natural space? what is (there) to occupy?

Your abstract or project description should be no longer than 250 words, your bio 75 words. Please also include 50 words on how you will stimulate audience participation. We welcome proposals for: roundtables, workshops, expeditions & walks, interventions, performance, projections, show-and-tells, broadcasts, games, visual arts, media & technology arts, street arts, informal arts, experimental arts, is-it-art arts, etc. and any combination of the above. We also welcome proposals having to do with personal experience, lessons learned, or future projects that could include other participants of Artivistic. Please visit website for more details.
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Hungary International Artist Residency Program
Posted by:  Beata Szechy,
Deadline:  February 15, 2007
The Hungarian Multicultural Center is currently accepting applications for the Csopak/Balatonfured - Hungary International Artist Residency Program. 2007 Program Dates: May 21 - June 13; June 18 - July 11; July 16 - August 8, 2007. The HMC invites interested visual artists and writers to submit application for its residency programs in Hungary.

For further information including the Guidelines for Submissions, Application Form and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit HMC's website. The program is open to international artists working in all disciplines who are engaged in the research, development or creation of work.
Location:  HU
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MutaMorphosis: Challenging Arts and Sciences, International Conference, Prague
Deadline:  February 15, 2007
The conference on November 8 - 10, 2007, will explore the major mutations that are affecting the future of our world. We invite papers from artists, scientists and researchers on the evolution of living beings and the societies they constitute, and on modes of knowledge, expression and communication of humans, animals and other forms of life. 'MutaMorphosis' seeks a multiplicity of perspectives as well as a qualified and diverse group of conference participants. The conference will concentrate on the growing interest -- within the worlds of the arts, sciences and technologies -- in EXTREME AND HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS. These environments appear as symptomatic indicators of the mutations that are taking place; they are potential vectors that make possible an awareness of the different problems at the origin of the disturbances that threaten the ensemble of the Earth's eco-systems.

We invite practitioners in the arts, sciences, engineering and humanities to submit abstracts that explore the limits and extremes within the following streams of interest: 1. LIFE: How do the arts and sciences deal with new ideas about strategies of life in extreme conditions? 2. SPACE: How do the arts and sciences face radical scales and extreme environments? 3. COGNITION: How do the arts and sciences address evolving ideas about cognition in extreme environments? Submissions accepted and presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings. 500-word abstracts required by due date. Please see website for more information.
Location:  Municipal Library, Prague, CZ
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Workshop: "Ecology Through Art/Art Through Ecology"
This is a 3-day group workshop exploring the relationship between art and ecology. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on what forms an ecological practice might take, and test this in response to the wider Trondheim context. The workshop aims to support the development of individual and collaborative art practices in response to the exhibition 'More Than This'. The resulting ideas and material from the three days will be presented at Gallery KIT at the end of the workshop. The workshop is led by Justin Carter, Glasgow School of Arts. A collaboration between the British Council, the City of Trondheim, the County of Sor-Trondelag, ProMidNord and Trondheim Academy of Fine Art. Participants at the workshop: Master students from Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Glasgow School of Arts, Oslo Institute of Colour and Nordic and British artists.
Location:  Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Kunstakademiet i, NTNU 7491 Trondheim, Norway
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Tossed and Found
Posted by:  Kara and Taylor: 503-535-3814,
Deadline:  February 12, 2007
Calling all artists and crafters! Participate in a traveling exhibit of reuse art and craft. This exhibit will be shown at: Outside In, ORLO, Friendly House and other Portland, Oregon social-service agencies with the goal of inspiring reuse and self expression with free materials. Selection will be based on aesthetic, the amount of reuse and creative use of materials. Preference will be given to works which utilize commonly recycled/discarded materials. Please see website for an application.
Location:  US
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Detroit's 10th International Film, Video and New Media Festival
Posted by:  Jef Bourgeau,
Deadline:  February 10, 2007
Detroit's 10th International Film & Video Festival is dedicated to show all new film, video, and digital works that are received through this call. The Festival will be held March 9 through March 31, 2007 at the Museum of New Art (MONA). Starting in November, incoming entries will be screened in the museum's video gallery for a full week upon receipt. So send your work now: up to three works for each artist, without time limitations (although shorter films will be selected for play during the opening reception).

All work must be on DVD (NTSC or PAL), no matter what the original source medium. As always, the festival will highlight the best of foreign and domestic work. All submitted videos will join the museum's permanent collection. As in the past, there is no submission fee.
Location:  Jef Bourgeau, c/o MONA, 327 West 2nd St. , Rochester, MI 48307, US
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Nature Matters: Materiality and the More-than-Human in Cultural Studies of the Environment
Posted by:  Cate Mortimer-Sandilands & Megan Salhus, or
Deadline:  February 10, 2007
How do we make nature "matter" in cultural studies of the environment? This conference will address this and other questions by providing a multidisciplinary forum for scholars interested in the broad field of "environmental cultural studies" to come together to discuss just how it is that nature matters in their work. To be held in downtown Toronto, hosted by the Canada Research Chair in Sustainability and Culture in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University from October 25-28, 2007. The conference will include six plenary sessions highlighting the recent work of prominent scholars in various corners of environmental cultural studies - including environmental history, cultural geography, ecological and feminist science studies, environmental politics and philosophy, ecological literary criticism, animal studies, and ecocultural studies - and concurrent sessions designed to foster both intra- and cross-disciplinary conversations in these and other fields.

We invite proposals for fully-formed panels (three papers each, 20 minutes per paper, with a chair but no discussant), and also enthusiastically invite maverick papers that have no particular family of origin. Panel abstracts should include a general overview of the panel plus abstracts for each paper (all 250 words or under); individual paper abstracts should be no more than 300 words. All contributors should include a one-page individual CV with their abstract. Graduate student papers are welcome. Contributions from artists, musicians, creative writers and performers are also welcome; these contributions need not conform to the three-person panel format. Please see website or contact the organizers for further information.
Location:  Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 CANADA
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The 7stanes Arts Project - Scotland
Posted by:  Bob Jones, +07831 565 830,
Deadline:  February 9, 2007
Proposal Outline: The Forestry Commission Scotland proposal is for the creation of a unique arts-originated/related installation at a key point deep within each of the 7stanes (Tweed Valley, Mabie, Dalbeattie, Ae, Newcastleton, Kirroughtree and Glentrool) that could form part of a 'quest' along the forest trails. It is expected that whilst mountain bikers are the key audience, the 'quest' to seek out and discover the installations should be relevant to, and attractive to, other forest users (both existing and new audiences yet to be developed - e.g. the arts-interested). This may involve differing approach routes if installations are physical locations. But engaging the mountain biker in particular will be the key challenge - the cyclist's mind should be captivated by the 'quest' in such a way as to ensure it is seen as relevant to the activity/sport (largely adrenalin-driven).

The partners in the initiative - Dumfries & Galloway Arts Association; Dumfries & Galloway Council; Scottish Borders Council and Scottish Natural Heritage - are open to many types of installations and are keen that approaches to the work explore all creative media and channels including performance, aural, virtual or other media if the context is appropriate. Artists and arts practitioners working in, or associated with, the South of Scotland are being asked to send any expressions of interest. These should include a short narrative of ideas, a CV and some examples of previous relevant work. Full particulars can be downloaded from the website.
Location:  Documents sent to: Colin Williamson 7stanes Project Office, Forestry Commission Scotland, 55/57 Moffat Road, Dumfries, DG1 1NP Scotland
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Urban Trees 4
Posted by:  (619) 686-7246,
Deadline:  February 8, 2007
The Port of San Diego is issuing a Call for Artists to participate in its "Urban Trees 4" temporary art exhibit. The exhibit offers participating artists a unique opportunity to showcase original sculptural artworks against the beautiful backdrop of San Diego Bay along the North Embarcadero in San Diego, California. Up to thirty (30) Urban Tree artworks will be selected through a juried competition conducted by the Port's Public Art Committee. The competition is open to anyone who can complete the requirements specified in the Call for Artists including the design, fabrication and delivery of the artworks. Selected artists will receive an honorarium/loan fee for their artworks. Artists will maintain ownership of their artworks but agree to loan them to the Port for this exhibit for a minimum period of one year.

Artworks in the exhibit are normally advertised as being for sale, if desired, at prices specified by the artists. San Diego's North Embarcadero is a highly visible venue for art, a focal point for tourism, and embarkation/debarkation point for a growing cruise ship business. Many artworks displayed in the previous three Urban Trees exhibits have been sold.
Location:  Port of San Diego, Urban Trees - Public Art Department, 3165 Pacific Highway , San Diego, CA 92101, US
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Nan Kang Station Public Art Installation Project Competition - Area A
Posted by:  Robin Chin,
Deadline:  February 6, 2007
The Railway Reconstruction Bureau and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications invite both domestic and international artists to participate this competition, and expect the winning piece to best convey the theme and reflect the cultural value and environmental attributes of Nan Kang community.

The suggested theme of the public art project: Journey of Time. For this public art project, it is hoped that the winning work of art can fully reflect Nan Kang's environmental attributes, its cultural value and technological strides, and team with the cultural connotations of "journey." The Above theme is suggestive and participants/bidders may also create or design their artworks independently. The total project budget is NT$11 million all inclusive. (Listing courtesy of 4Culture.)
Location:  The second meeting room, 19th Fl., No. 7, Section. 2, Xian Min Avenue, Banqiao City, Taipei County, TW
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The Nature Conservancy's Andy Warhol Preserve Visual Arts Program
Posted by:  (631) 329-7689Deadline:  February 1, 2007
The Andy Warhol Visual Arts Committee, comprised of artists, educators and The Nature Conservancy staff, accepts applications from artists who are interested in the "artist in residence" program. Artists in residence are provided with basic housing for one week, during which time they have access to the Andy Warhol Preserve for artistic pursuits. The artist in residence agrees to conduct one educational workshop during his or her stay, but is free to pursue his/her own artistic endeavors during the rest of the week.

Artists interested in conducting programs and/or participating as an artist in residence at the Andy Warhol Preserve should send a cover letter and resume. Visitors to the preserve are asked to leave it in the condition it was found. The preserve is located in a remote area and a car suitable for a rough road is essential. Note that housing is located several miles from the preserve.
Location:  The Andy Warhol Visual Arts Committee, c/o The Nature Conservancy, PO Box 5125, East Hampton, NY 11937, US
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Foundation Natureart Drenthe Call for Art
Posted by:  Adri A.C. de Fluiter,
Deadline:  February 1, 2007
This is a call for applications for the Foundation Natureart Drenthe Art and nature walk Green Revolution: An art trail in the forest region of Schoonoord, Holland. Location of the artworks is the forest, hayfields, and small ponds next to the small village of Schoonoord. A new walking trail of about four kilometres will be made. Artist fee: €1250, travel expense: €500. Housing is in a comfortable mobile home with two sleeping rooms, a shower, etc. Two artists share one mobile home.
Location:  Stichting Natuurkunst Drenthe Meulenakker 6 NL- 7841 EP SLEEN
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Eco Art Matters Class at Laney College
Posted by:  Andree Thompson, 415 841 0588,
Deadline:  January 31, 2007
Class Starts on Tuesday, Jan. 16, and goes until Tuesday, May 25. Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Based on last year's successful eco-art program, this unique course will cover a brief history of environmental, eco and community art, with distinguished guest artist and science lecturers. Students will create artworks, installations or visual, oral presentations based on an important "matter" of their choosing. This work will then be on exhibit at the June Steingart Gallery on campus.

In view of the urgency of recent disturbing reports on global warming (Time, Vanity Magazines, Al Gore's lectures and film, etc.), emphasis will be on environmental issues, with several science classes at the Oakland Museum and Learning Center. Students will take part in the Peralta Green Initiative's recycling program by giving lectures on recycling to classes in the Peralta district and local schools.

Students interested in doing community outreach, can get experience and credit by volunteering in local schools, community and senior centers, after school programs, museums, or art center teaching programs. Their final projects will consist of examples, demonstrations, oral and visual presentations. Registration is now open. Beginning class: 070 L1824; Special Projects: 074 L1825. For more information, please contact instructor Andree Thompson.
Location:  Laney College, Sculpture Studio, 900 Fallon Street , Oakland, CA 94607, US

ScrapEden SF
Posted by:  415.626.1248,
Deadline:  January 31, 2007
The Black Rock Arts Foundation, in partnership with the San Francisco Department of the Environment and the Neighborhood Parks Council, seeks three artists to work in concert with community groups on public art projects for ScrapEdenSF. Artists selected will lead collaboration with a neighborhood group to create a public art piece for temporary installation. Past projects include the installation of public art in Civic Center Plaza, Hayes Green, the Embarcadero, and Hunters Point.

Materials used for the neighborhood sculpture project MUST primarily be made of reclaimed, recycled or reused materials. Materials will ideally come from the neighborhood itself. Contracted artists might partner with a construction project in the neighborhood and utilize lumber from a demolition, or scraps from new construction. For more information as well as application details, please visit website.
Location:  Black Rock Arts Foundation, Attn: ScrapEden SF Applications, 1900 3rd Street, 1st Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94158, US
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6th Annual Forecastle Festival Call for Submissions
Posted by:  Jenn Redmond,
Deadline:  January 31, 2007
The Forecastle Festival is the Midwest's largest gathering of musicians, artists, and environmental activists. We are inviting (5) artists from Cincinnati (OH), Nashville (TN), Indianapolis (IN), St. Louis (MO) and Louisville (KY) to represent the state at this year's event, happening July 27th-28th in Louisville, KY. Our theme this year will be focusing on the contemporary relationships between societies and their organic, earth-bound environments.

Very Important: We are only accepting submissions from artists who reside in the Cities listed above. Interested artists please send an email with updated bio, contact info and digital/electronic examples of a few of your pieces. The review will happen on February 1st and the curator will contact the selected artists accordingly.
Location:  Louisville, KY, US
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Seasonal Park Installations - NY
Posted by:  John Coraor, Director of Cultural Affairs, 631-351-3099,
Deadline:  January 31, 2007
With authorization from the Huntington Town Board, the Public Art Advisory Committee is seeking submission of proposals for seasonal public art installations within Town parks. While proposals for siting of existing sculpture will be considered, the Committee particularly encourages innovative, site-specific installations of a temporary nature, including environmental works or works using ephemeral materials. Any U.S. artist is eligible to apply; however, the project and its budget are primarily focused on local artists from Huntington, and secondarily from Long Island and the New York metropolitan area. Preference will be given to local artists. Prior public art experience is NOT required.
Location:  Public Art Advisory Committee (Seasonal Park Installations Project), c/o Purchasing Division, Town of Huntington, 100 Main Street, Room 209 , Huntington, NY 11743-6991, US
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I-Park Environmental Art Grant/Residency Program
Deadline:  January 29, 2007
Environmental artists, landscape/garden designers, multi-disciplinary artists are invited to submit proposals for site-specific works on the grounds of the 450-acre I-Park artists' community in rural East Haddam, Connecticut (U.S.). Six artists/designers will be selected by a three-person panel for a dedicated two-week (June 5-18, 2007) residency program, with a grant of $1,000 per artist plus up to an additional $1,000 for reimbursement of travel costs and/or materials. A public event on June 23 will showcase the work. Refer to the I-Park website for additional details and application materials.
Location:  East Haddam, CT, US
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An open call for a seminar program: Working in Public: Art, Practice and Policy
Posted by:  Anne Douglas,
Deadline:  January 29, 2007
The On the Edge (OTE) research programme at the Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University and the Scottish Arts Council are planning a seminar program called Working in Public: Art, Practice and Policy.

The goal of the seminar programme is to develop a new level of thinking in relation to the aesthetics and ethics of art practices that work within the social and cultural spheres of public life. The seminar programme is developed with Suzanne Lacy, an internationally renowned artist in the field of social practice. Suzanne is currently Associate Professor at Gray’s School of Art, funded by the Henry Moore Foundation and the Robert Gordon University. The intention of this programme is to raise key issues and challenges in this field of practice and offer critical insight into Suzanne's decision making processes. The 2007 programme aims to run as a pilot for longer term development of research, critical thinking and learning in the visual arts as they relate to the public sphere.

There will be four components to the programme - three seminar events involving international guest speakers including Grant Kester, TomTrevor and Simon Sheikh (March - June 2007) and a one day public conference (Sept 2007). For further information and registration of interest, please contact Anne Douglas.
Location:  Working in Public: Art, Practice and Policy, Dr Anne Douglas, On The Edge Research, Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 7QD Scotland

An Invitation to Imagine and Design a Home for Bats in London
Posted by:  +0777 358 4477,
Deadline:  January 29, 2007
Artist Jeremy Deller (Turner Prize winner 2004) and the Bat House Partnership are pleased to announce the launch of the website for the Bat House Project - a collaborative initiative to design and build a Bat House for London. Users are invited to take part in monthly Design Challenges and to upload ideas and images, information about bats and case studies of bats in buildings.

The deadline of the first Design Challenge is on Monday 29 January - anyone can participate for free and send drawings, texts or images on what it must be like to be a bat in London. Use any medium you like to communicate your idea - words, pictures, film, animation, storyboards, sound, models (photographed). Please supply your entry as a single file, along with a summary and short description. If your work exists online please send the URL or link and choose a file to represent the work. For more information, please visit website.
Location:  Pascale Scheurer, Project Manager, Surface to Air ltd, 10 Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4QJ, GB
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Fear of the Green Menace
Posted by:  Submissions should be EMAILED, with "Call and Response" as the subject line.,
Deadline:  January 26, 2007
Today, the American government views segments of the environmental movement as one of the most dangerous domestic terrorist threats, yet no deaths have been attributed to any of those whom the justice system has sought or prosecuted. The amount of damage attributed to these activities in the last fifteen years is reported to be $110 million, or about what it costs to fund fifteen hours of war in Iraq. Some environmentalists call recent developments the "Green Scare," referencing government pressure in the 1940s and '50s against any and all things communist, when a culture of fear permeated communities who held different beliefs from those in power.

The Bear Deluxe Magazine has reserved space in its next issue (spring 2007) for readers' responses to the "Green Scare," and personal reflections on the future of environmental activism. Short prose, poems, info graphics, cartoons and illustrations will be accepted. Ideas are not limited in scope, degree or geographical representation. Representative submissions will be published in print in issue #24 of The Bear Deluxe Magazine. Depending on the volume of submissions, a complete listing will be posted on-line at
Location:  P.O. Box 10342, Portland, OR 97296, US

Art in the Parks- North Vancouver, BC
Posted by:  John Rice,
Deadline:  January 25, 2007
Wanted: Expressions of Interest from Artists of all disciplines to design, fabricate and install one or more (to a maximum of three) site-specific public art works that will be incorporated as entry markers to key parks and trail systems in North Vancouver. Please see website for specific details.
Location:  District of North Vancouver Municipal Hall, 355 West Queens Road, North Vancouver, BC V7N 4N5, CA
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Seeking Orlo Community Outreach and Marketing Coordinator
Deadline:  January 10, 2007
Community Outreach and Marketing Coordinator(through Americorps L.I.N.K.S program) is needed, full-time, one-year. Help grow an award-winning environmental arts organization.
Overview: The Community Outreach and Marketing Coordinator will play a central role in working with the Orlo board of directors and project leaders to harness the organization's recent record of accomplishments in exploring environmental issues through the creative arts. The COMC will work to organize and promote various Orlo publics (visual artists, writers, production associates, members, interns and volunteers) and projects (The Bear Deluxe Magazine, visual art programming, design workshops and general leadership in the field).

Responsibilities: Production outreach and coordination, support for The Bear Deluxe Magazine, volunteer and intern coordination, marketing planning and media relations, event planning, foundation research, membership outreach and planning, design workshop planning, community events coordination and community partnership building. Preferred Qualifications: B.A. or extended coursework in Journalism, Arts Administration, Environmental Studies, Marketing or related field. Experience working with community or nonprofit organization, specific project management experience, volunteer or volunteer management experience and a general understanding of environmental issues. Compensation: $10,900 (1700 hrs), $4,725 education award, AmeriCorps health insurance, community training. Please send email for more information.
Location:  P.O. Box 10342, Portland, OR 97296, US
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Outdoor Sculpture Festival for Environmental Art in Taiwan
Posted by:  Jane Ingram Allen,
Deadline:  January 1, 2007
Artists from all countries are invited to send proposals for site specific sculpture installations that relate to nature and environmental issues and are suitable for a nature park with an emphasis on wetlands conservation and bird watching. Functional ideas such as benches, bird blinds and other sculptural structures are welcome as well as non-functional artworks that use natural materials and support the mission of the nature park. See website for information about Guandu Nature Park. Send resume, slides or CD of 6 previous works (for e mail entries send jpgs up to 1MG), a slide/image list, a sketch and a short description of the work you propose to create along with a description of possible public activities in connection with your work.

Jane Ingram Allen, artist, independent curator and art critic who has been working in Taiwan since arriving there in January 2004 with a Fulbright grant, is the curator for the sculpture festival. Selected artists will be invited to Taiwan to create their sculpture installations April 9-23, 2007, with the opening on Earth Day April 22. Selected artists will receive round trip airfare, accommodations, $1200 stipend and assistance from staff and volunteers to create their works.
Location:  Proposals to: Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival 2007, Guandu Nature Park, 55 Guandu Rd., Beitou District, Taipei City 112, Taiwan
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A Street-Side Art Installation at the 301 Gallery
Posted by:  Kristen Zeiser,
Frame 301, a unique art installation space occupying the street-side window of Montserrat College of Art's 301 Gallery, is seeking artist proposals for the 2006 calendar year. Although there is no theme to Frame 301, the project promotes innovative, original, and site-specific installations. Each of the selected artists will be exhibited for a month-long period, beginning in February 2006.

All entries must be sent to the project manager for consideration at least two months before the proposal would be installed, pending selection. However, entries are accepted immediately for February installations.
Location:  Montserrat Gallery, 23 Essex Street, P.O. Box 26, Beverly, MA 01915, US
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The Ecomimicry Project: Design Running Wild
Posted by:  Dr. Alan Marshall,
Deadline:  December 31, 2006
ANNOUNCEMENT OF A NEW PROJECT - The Ecomimicry Project: Design Running Wild, the use of ecomimicry as a creative tool for sustainable innovation. The aim is to draw inspiration from the unique ecology of the Great Southern region of Western Australia and then design technologies and practices based upon local flora and fauna and/or the landscape they inhabit.

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Designers worldwide are invited to contribute to The Ecomimicry Project by submitting designs for new technologies or practices inspired by the living nature inhabiting the Great Southern region of Western Australia. You don't have to be living in Western Australia to contribute.

WHAT TO DESIGN? Just about anything--it might be a product, a service, a landscape pattern, an artwork, an agricultural system, or an urban plan; just as long as it is inspired by a Great Southern animal or plant or takes account of the Great Southern landscape. The best designs will be showcased as two-page spreads in a book to be published in 2007. Please visit our website for information.
Location:  Great Southern region, Western Australia
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Oregon Wilderness Photo Contest 2006
Deadline:  December 31, 2006
It's true that a picture is worth a thousand words. And your best shot of the Lewis and Clark Mount Hood, Copper Salmon or Soda Mountain proposed wilderness areas may be worth over $1000 in prizes in outdoor gear, wilderness adventures and more from great Oregon businesses! So don't miss your chance to enter the Oregon Wild & Orlo Wilderness Photo Contest 2006 by December 31st.

It's free and easy to enter, but time is running out. Help us tell the story of why these outstanding wild places deserve protection by submitting your photos today. Complete contest guidelines - including an entry form, maps, directions and contest rules - are available on the Oregon Wild website.
Location:  Oregon Wild, Att: Oregon Wilderness Photo Contest, 5825 North Greeley Avenue , Portland, OR 97217, US
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Courses in Sustainable and Ecological Design
Posted by:  928-541-1002,
We are currently accepting applications for the upcoming Spring 07 Semester Program! Here at the Ecosa Institute, located in Prescott, Arizona, we teach year round courses in Sustainable and Ecological Design. This includes two summer workshops and a semester long program, offered once each spring and fall. Ecosa Institute programs are open to students from all disciplines, bringing their unique perspectives to the encompassing issue of how to build a sustainable future.

SEMESTER LONG PROGRAM: Through field trips, lectures, guest speakers and real world client based projects, students participating in the four month long Semester Program will gain an overview of sustainable design, from architecture to Permaculture, product design to urban and community planning. Client based, real world design projects serve to teach holistic thinking 'in action' and how to bring all the concepts of sustainability together into practical, real world solutions.
Location:  Ecosa Institute, 212B South Marina Street, Prescott, AZ 86303, US
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OSM/VISTA is Looking for Dedicated Volunteers
Posted by:  202-208-2836,
In 2001, historian/artist T. Allan Comp, working for the Office of Surface Mining Clean Streams Program (OSM) saw opportunity to work more broadly with watershed groups in Appalachia and formed a partnership with AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America). Pioneers on the environmental frontier, these dedicated volunteers combine the science needed to clean up local streams with art and design to build strong, attractive community assets. Their job description is varied and complex: they conduct research, monitor water quality, write reports and grants, design outreach materials, attend and present at meetings, and much more. These volunteers are often the only staff working full-time for their volunteer watershed sponsors. The job can be lonely, demanding, frustrating, and, occasionally, deeply rewarding.

The ACCWT strives to strengthen local watershed groups by recruiting OSM/VISTA volunteers and fostering public awareness about environmental issues. These dedicated advocates work to build sustainable programs in rural communities -- and they are succeeding. Since 2002, OSM/VISTAs have recruited over 5000 volunteers who contributed sixty thousand hours of their time, raised nearly two million dollars of in-kind services and secured more than one million dollars in grants. The ACCWT is helping to heal a valuable region of the United States, rebuilding and strengthening small coal towns, saving streams, restoring pride in an area rich in history.

We welcome applicants from the fields of art, design, and ecology because we believe an interdisciplinary team is a strong team. If you are interested in dedicating a year of OSM/VISTA service as an artist or designer engaged in community/watershed development, please contact Allan Comp at the email and phone number above.
Location:  US
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The ArtSci INDEX Online Research Tool for Collaboration
Collaboration is rapidly becoming the hallmark of the 21st century. The ArtSci INDEX is a free, user friendly, online research tool with searchable database and special matching function designed to assist individuals around the world in finding appropriate collaborators for projects of mutual interest. Participants include biologists, technologists, mathematical physicists, psychologists, playwrights, visual artists, dancers and musicians. Help us build this tool by adding your info today.
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Art & Agriculture Residency
Posted by:  Andrew Parkinson, +01856 850209.,
An artist is being sought for a unique commission - the chance to create work inspired by spending a year with Orkney's farming community. The Pier Arts Centre's art and agriculture project has won Lottery funding from the Scottish Arts Council through Partners, Scotland's artist residency programme. Now a UK wide search is being launched for an artist interested in taking up the 12-month challenge.

The artist will follow the farming calendar for a year, get to know individual farmers, and explore the important economic, cultural and environmental impact agriculture has on the Orkney community. It is hoped that the artist in residence will be appointed in time to start work in the county early in 2007. Artists interested in getting involved should contact Andrew Parkinson at the Pier Arts Centre.
Location:  Orkney, GB
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From the Bottoms Up
Deadline:  December 22, 2006
Has New Orleans affected your artwork?
A year later, support continues to be needed in New Orleans. As we watch the people of Louisiana and Mississippi struggle to rebuild their homes and lives, we are faced with questions of how to rebuild this vital region of our country. Through the raising of awareness, standards and funds, our goal is to guide each community toward a long-term sustainable future.

From the Bottoms Up is seeking art submissions from the Pacific NW to be displayed alongside photography from the Gulf Coast as part of a multimedia exhibit posing the difficult question, "What is Sustainable?" Artwork will be featured at multiple venues in Portland, OR, in an exhibit and ongoing speakers series running January thru February. In addition, the exhibited artwork will be placed on auction at a benefit fundraising event supporting the Alliance for Affordable Energy, a nonprofit with 20 years of success in Energy Efficiency and Wetland Restoration advocacy in New Orleans.
Location:  Submissions to: Justin Valls, 2236 SE Salmon St., Unit A, Portland, OR 97214, US
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WINDScape: An Ideas Competition Envisioning Renewable Energy for Cape Cod
Posted by:  Alexandra Lee,
Deadline:  December 12, 2006
Can a wind farm be more than just a utility to generate electricity? UrbanArts, endorsing sponsor of the WINDScape ideas competition, invites artists/designers/teams to participate in the WINDScape ideas competition. Cape Wind Associates has proposed America's first offshore wind farm - 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound to supply 70% of Cape Cod and the Islands with clean and renewable power. This project presents the unique opportunity to connect the community to its energy source and to make renewable energy visible and meaningful to its users.

The Boston Society of Architects, along with public and private sector sponsors, invites designers to participate in a competition to envision a Cape Wind Park that is more than just a utility to generate electricity, but a place to educate the public about the impacts of renewable wind energy on the environment. For details, visit our website.
Location:  Boston Society of Architects WINDSCAPE Competition, Boston Society of Architects 52 Broad Street, Boston, MA 02109, US
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World Environment Day 2007 - Call for Entries
Deadline:  December 10, 2006
The Natural World Museum in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is seeking artist proposals on the themes of Melting Ice, Global Warming and Climate Change for its upcoming World Environment Day (WED) exhibition, to be hosted in Oslo, Norway in June 2007. WED, commemorated each year on June 5th, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. Each year, a different country hosts the international celebration.

The theme of Climate Change will be addressed from a global perspective - the melting and thawing of ice, snow and permafrost are environment-altering changes taking place around the world - from the Andes to the Himalayas to the melting ice caps of the Poles. "Change" describes the transition that occurs from same to different, the moment of transformation; a change of position or action. Change used in reference to our environment can describe the transformation of material substance -- from ice to water, liquid to gas -- the changing conditions of our rivers, our rapidly melting glaciers, and the overall changes in the earth's climate. Metaphorically, change can also refer to the transformation of society's mindset to act in a positive way individually and collectively to work toward a more sustainable future.

NWM's Curatorial Committee, led by Randy Jayne Rosenberg, Curator, will review all submitted proposals and select works of art that demonstrate the artist's ability to inspire dialogue between the public and WED topics through exceptional artistic talent. All media are acceptable. Please visit website for more information.
Location:  Natural World Museum, WED 2007 Art Entry, Attn: Randy Jayne Rosenberg, Curator, P.O. Box 29604 , San Francisco, CA 94129, US
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Call to Artists: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Posted by:  Christina Roldan, Public Art and Design Project Manager, (954) 357- 8542,
Deadline:  December 8, 2006
The Broward County Cultural Division Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission an artist to create an integrated, large-scale artwork or a number of smaller artworks that relate to each other using sculpture, landscape, light, or multimedia as medium of choice. The artwork(s) will be integrated into the design of the main entrance and exit roadways of the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. This is a high visibility project where the artwork will become the gateway to the airport for visitors arriving and departing via ground transportation. The site will be the link between the airport and the surrounding landscape of South Florida, as well as the future Intermodal center that would become the transportation hub linking the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport to Port Everglades.

This Call to Artists is open to all professional artists working on landscape, sculpture, light, or multimedia projects who reside in the United States with experience in implementing and working in the public arena with government agencies. Artist must be able to effectively work within the aggressive project timeline and collaborate with the architects of record, Airport Expansion Program Managers, and the Aviation Department. The total budget for the project is not to exceed $1,050,000.
Location:  Public Art and Design Program, Attn: Aviation - Highway Gateway Project, Broward County Cultural Division, 100 S. Andrews Ave, Sixth Floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, US
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A Call to Artists - and to Owners of Broken iPods
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Deadline:  December 8, 2006
We hereby announce that Stay Free! is seeking artists and (broken) ipods for an upcoming project about planned obsolescence. Why does the portable player widely considered the hallmark of savvy design typically die in little over a year? Are ipods "made to break"? Or simply, as some critics have suggested, run-of-the-mill e-waste? If you know someone who owns an iPod, chances are good that you know someone with a broken ipod. Environment groups have taken Apple to task for its dirty practices, and we'd like to join them -- by making lemonade out of lemons. Transform your broken ipod into something deliciously useless: finger puppet? toy car? coaster? Use your creatively to come with something beautiful, funny, or otherwise engaging. Take a photo and email it to us with your contact information.

Favorite projects will be featured in Stay Free! and ultimately exhibited in New York (venue TBA). Artists unable to find a broken ipod should contact us for assistance (though, due to our limited resources, we recommend asking your peers first). Don't have time to create something but want to help? Please donate your broken ipods to Stay Free!, a nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible. We'll distribute broken ipods to working local artists for this project.
Location:  Stay Free! 23 Hawthorne Street, Brooklyn, NY 11225, US
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Call for Eco-Terrorist Art Collaboration
Posted by:  milli kaewth,
Okay, so obviously there's some brutal things going on against eco-activists in the US, and we think it would be helpful if we help re-frame the debate surrounding the idea of "ecoterrorism."

As luck would have it, a certain apt-named domain is available. We'd like to grab that domain name, and put up some art that both shows viewers who real eco-terrorists are (those who terrorize the ecosystem and it's people), and also tries to build solidarity for those people under investigation. Any caricatures or scenes similar to what you've previously done would work. A long-shot theme, but something you might find interesting, is linking diverse struggles, like racism, gay activism, class struggle, to eco-defence.
So here's the deal. We'll come up with the domain name, the web site design and maintenance, and you guys bring the art.
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ASPECT Gets Ready for Performance: Volume Nine
Posted by:  Liz Nofziger, 617.695.0500,
Deadline:  September 30, 2006
ASPECT is currently welcoming submissions for our ninth volume, Performance. This issue will focus on the broad spectrum of performance art-from the most traditional interpretations to those integrating advanced technologies, inanimate objects, nature, passersby, sites and beyond.

ASPECT is a biannual DVD magazine of new media art. The mission of the publication is to distribute and archive works of time-based art. Each issue highlights 5-10 artists working in new or experimental media, whose works are best documented in video or sound. Each work can be viewed with or without an additional commentator audio track.

Commentators can be curators, critics, theorists, educators or other individuals with a broad understanding of the artist's work and the greater art historical context. An artist cannot supply his or her own commentary. The video should be between 5-12 minutes in length. You will be contacted by November 1 if your piece is selected.
Location:  Aspect Magazine, 316 Summer Street, 5th Floor , Boston, MA 02210, US
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Art & Environment: Humboldt State University
Posted by:  Jack Bentley,
Deadline:  November 30, 2006
Propose an exhibition to the Exhibition Committee at Humboldt State University. The committee selects exhibitions for the Reese Bullen Gallery, on the main campus in Arcata, CA and 7 miles south at the First Street Gallery in Old Town, Eureka, CA. We are located on the North Coast of California, in the heart of majestic redwood country. If your proposal is accepted, the committee will make the final determination of the gallery in which your exhibition will be produced.

If you have a proposal for our Art & Environment series, the slot to apply will be for early spring 2008. You may also apply for to be considered for the 2008-09 calendar with the next early spring slot available in 2009. The Art & Environment Series is designed to consider the broad intersection of the arts and such subjects as interpretation of the landscape, sustainable industries, watershed and land management issues, native stewardship and new and challenging developments in the environmental sciences, to name a few. Visual artists working in all mediums and forms of expression are encouraged to apply. The Exhibition Program has a very broad mission, with the goal of bringing artists to our region who would otherwise be unseen by our local audience.
Location:  Gallery Committee, c/o Jack Bentley, First Street Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 95521-8299, US

Temporary Artwork for Scottsdale Arts Festival, Spring 2007
Posted by:  Diana Fisher, Project Assistant - 480.874.4667, or Judith Patrylak, Project Manager - 480-874-4670Deadline:  November 30, 2006
The Scottsdale Public Art Program seeks an artist/artist team to create a temporary public artwork for the Scottsdale Arts Festival March 9 - 11, 2007. Any artist or artist team who is capable of being present on-site for the set-up, day-to-day operation and tear down of their project during Festival weekend is eligible to apply. It is an ideal opportunity for an artist who either is new to public art or has experience and would like to further develop a piece that relates to can engage a variety of audiences, add to the arts experience, and compliment the festival setting.
Location:  Scottsdale Public Art Program, Request for Proposals: Scottsdale Arts Festival, 7380 East Second Street , Scottsdale, AZ 85251, US
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2007 Residency Season at the Artists' Enclave at I-Park
Posted by:  Patricia Shippee,
Deadline:  November 20, 2006
I-Park announces its seventh season hosting The Artists' Enclave. Artists' residencies, self-directed/project oriented, will be offered from May through October 2007. Most sessions are four weeks in duration, with a six-week session planned for October - November. Residencies will be offered to visual (including digital) artists, music composers, environmental artists, landscape and garden designers and architects. Work samples will be evaluated through a competitive, juried process. There is a $20 application processing fee required and artists are responsible for their own transportation to the area. They also provide for their own food and work materials. The facility is otherwise offered at no cost to accepted artists.

I-Park is a 450-acre natural woodland retreat in rural East Haddam, Connecticut. Accommodations include comfortable private living quarters in an 1850's farmhouse, shared bathroom facilities and a private studio on the grounds. An electric kiln, music equipment and library facilities are provided. International applicants welcome. For additional project information, go to our website. Application materials for 2007, including an in-depth FAQ, is available for direct download from the website (Residency Program section).
Location:  Box 124 , East Haddam, CT 06423, US
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Union Street Electric Gallery - Call for Seattle, WA Artists
Posted by:  Kelly Davidson, (206) 684-0998,
Deadline:  November 17, 2006
The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs seeks submissions from Seattle artists working in two- and three-dimensional media for the Union Street Electric Gallery, a rotating exhibition space on the western face of Seattle City Light's Union Substation. The Union Street Electric Gallery, at Union Street and Western Avenue in downtown Seattle, allows artists to work at a large scale. The size of the image space is 14 feet high and 100 feet long. The program commissions finalists annually to produce proposals, from which two artists will receive commissions to show their artwork for six months each. Professional artists with a residence or studio in Seattle may apply. Five finalists will each receive $750 for their proposals. Two selected artists will receive $2,500 to design and oversee fabrication of their artworks.
Location:  Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, City of Seattle, P.O. Box 94748 , Seattle, WA 98124-4748, US
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SculptureWalk 2007 Call to Artists
Deadline:  November 15, 2006
SculptureWalk is an exhibit of original outdoor sculptures displayed year-round in downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a progressive community of 140,000 people. This is our 4th year. There is no entry fee. All SculptureWalk artists receive a stipend amounting to $500 in the form of $300 to cover transportation costs and 2 nights accomodations at the Holiday Inn City Centre in downtown Sioux Falls. Insurance is provided for all sculptures.

Artists may submit up to two original sculpture entries. All sculptures need to be made of durable material for the year-long outdoor weather and constructed with safety in mind for display in a public setting. Please find detailed information on our website.
Location:  SculptureWalk, PO Box 1165 , Sioux Falls, SD 57101, US
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Social Landscape Beach Cleanup Project with Artist Banker White
Posted by:  Banker White,
Deadline:  November 5, 2006
Join SF Recycling & Disposal Artist-in-resident alumni artist Banker White in a public collaborative arts project at Ocean Beach in San Francisco, California. Please come and help clean up Ocean Beach of trash and debris, and participate in a community building art project.
Location:  Ocean Beach, Great Highway and Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA, US
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Collecting Clothes Tags - Please Send!
Posted by:  Lea Redmond,
"Care Instructions" is a social sculpture about the politics and ecology of clothes. Next Fall, I will be hosting a series of interactive booths in the San Francisco area at which passers-by can exchange their shirt tags for one of my alternative tags that honor the earth and the workers. I will then sew these collected tags into a shirt.

I am currently seeking tags so that I may wear a shirt made out of them at the booth next Fall. I'm going to need almost 2000 tags, so please send me all you can spare! (Make sure not to remove ones with important care instructions you might forget, and be careful not to cut your clothes in the process.) I would be happy to send you a few of the alternative clothes tags once they are manufactured. Please include a mailing address.

Email me and I can email you back a picture of the project. The website is not up yet. Also let me know if you'd like to be notified of the booth locations and dates once they are set.
Location:  P.O. Box 371, Boonville, CA 95415, US

Site Specific Installations for Stone Quarry Hill Art Park
Posted by:  315-655-3196,
Call for Entries for the following:
LABRYINTH/MAZE - Design must be navigable on foot or golf-cart, child friendly and constructed primarily out of natural/living materials.
SUNDIAL - Design must be child friendly and preference will be given to interactive work.
KINETIC/INTERACTIVE SCULPTURE/PLAYSTRUCTURE - Design must meet safety requirements and ideally should offer activity that appeals to children ages 3-12.

Proposals should include: Contact information including phone, email and website if applicable; Biography including education and experience; Project narrative including drawing/model if appropriate; Budget narrative including materials, assistance, stipend, travel - not to exceed $3000 total; SASE; Slides/disk of 3-6 previous work/commissions/designs; Timetable/schedule of preferred dates.
Location:  Submit proposals by mail, email or in person: Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Monika Burczyk, Arts Coordinator, 3883 Stone Quarry Road , Cazenovia, NY 13035, US
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Art Matters: Eco-Art and Community Art at Laney College
Posted by:  Andree Thompson,
FIRST MEETING, FRIDAY, AUG. 25, 2006 in the new Sculpture Studio! Based on last year's successful eco-art program, this unique course will cover a brief history of environmental, eco and community art, with distinguished guest artist and science lecturers. Students will create artworks, installations or visual, oral presentations based on an important "matter" of their choosing. This work will then be on exhibit at the June Steingart Gallery on campus.

In view of the urgency of recent disturbing reports on global warming (Time, Vanity Magazines, etc.), emphasis will be on environmental issues, with several science classes at the Oakland Museum and Learning Center. Attendance at the annual Bioneers’ Conference will be part of the program.

Students interested in teaching or community outreach, can get experience and credit by volunteering in local schools, community and senior centers, after school programs, museums, or art center teaching programs. Their final presentations will consist of examples, demonstrations and visuals of their participation. Advanced Sculpture: Mondays and Fridays, 10am-1pm; Special Projects: 10am-12pm.
Location:  Laney College, Sculpture Studio, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94607, US

The Five Pipes
Posted by:  Mary Arnold, Executive Director, 201.836.2403,
Deadline:  October 27, 2006
The Teaneck Creek Conservancy in Teaneck, New Jersey is seeking one artist to recycle what is currently dumped concrete debris into a new permanent public artwork. The concrete debris is located in a new ecological and cultural park that is located less than 10 minutes from the George Washington Bridge and New York City. The concrete debris consists of five huge steel-reinforced drainage pipes -- large enough to stand in -- that were dumped outdoors in this urban wetland in the 1960's during the construction of I-95 and I-80. Muralists whose art involves narrative, place-based themes, outdoor installations, and performative creation with communities are especially encouraged to apply for this commission. The Conservancy's narrative threads include the redefinition and transformation of this place over millennia from Lenape homeland, to Colonial farmland, to Industrial trash land, to restored urban wetland and public parkland.
Location:  Attention: Mary Arnold, Executive Director Teaneck Creek Conservancy 20 E. Oakdene Ave. , Teaneck, NJ 07666-4111, US
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International Workshop / Seminar - Budapest, Hungary
Posted by:  Beata Szechy,
Deadline:  October 18, 2006
Hungarian Multicultural Center, Inc. (HMC), non-profit organization, invites 30 interested visual artists and writers to submit application for its program in Budapest, Hungary. The HMC principal focus is an international residency program to which artists from around the world are invited. The residencies offer participants a unique opportunity to interact with other artists representing a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Its task is to maintain a space for creation, discussion and debate.

Exhibition and Artist's Talk will be arranged (exhibit opening in July at Vizivarosi Gallery, Budapest). Applications should consist of:
- 5 labeled slides or CD; writers 5 page writing
- Artist's statement, Project Description
- One-page resume
- $35 application fee.
Eligibility: Open to all professional artists, writers, painters, photographers... Request an entry form by mail or email.
Location:  HMC P.O.Box 141374, DALLAS, TX 75214
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Posted by:  Shai Zakai, +972-2-9912101,
Deadline:  October 17, 2006
Last summer there was a war. The damage to people, economy and infrastructures are well documented and known. The nature reserves, forests and landscapes were hurt. Trees, plants and animals were burned, and clearances were formed in the Galilee landscapes. The coming winter will wash, clean, revive and wipe the remains and the memories of this summer. A moment before that happens, the Israeli Forum for Ecological Art calls for a creative response, reviewing or reflecting at the situation.

"Sparks" is an exhibition of artists from Israel and abroad reacting to war damage from fire, with artistic means. The Israeli Forum for Ecological Art sees this as its duty: to initiate the project, even though it has no budget to do so. We will collect the works and show them in a special presentation, to raise awareness about aspects of the war that usually do not attract public attention.

We seek your distinctive artist's eye to find the hidden un-sensational details of the whispering pain of nature, the understanding of the disturbance we caused to the natural ecosystems and the response to the visual documentation or additional documentation which will be sent to registered artists. We look for your creative research & response to uncover the unseen details we discover in the bombed-open fields. Please visit website for submission details.
Location:  IL
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Bioneers 2006 Exhibit Opportunity for Ecoartists
Posted by:  Susan Steinman (WEAD) and Tricia Watts (Sonoma County Museum),
Deadline:  October 16, 2006
WEAD-Women Environmental Artists Directory and Ecoart Curator Tricia Watts (Chief Curator of the Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA) invite you to participate in a unique exhibit to showcase the work of ecoartists working internationally at the upcoming BIONEERS Conference, October 19-22, 2006 in San Rafael, CA.

Our mission is to educate the greater Bioneers audience on the diversity and magnitude of ecoartist contributions, in hope more interdisciplinary working connections can be made. Conference attendees come from around the world to share ideas, concerns, "what works" and how to work together towards a healthier planet. For more information about the Bioneers Conference, go to: To submit information on your work for the Bioneers Ecoart exhibition, email and request a template document and instructions to be completed and mailed to following address: Steinman Studio, 4227 ML King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609, US.
Location:  US

New Frontiers in Arts Sociology: Creativity, Support and Sustainability
Posted by:  Sacha Kagan,
Deadline:  October 15, 2006
The ESA Research Network Sociology for the Arts is organizing its 8th meeting from March 28 to April 1, 2007 in Lueneburg (Germany), with additional events in near-by Hamburg. The main conference venue will be at the University of Lueneburg, close to the medieval old town. The conference will feature keynote lectures, plenary discussions, paper sessions, workshops, and round tables. Following the triad theme of the conference, "Creativity, Support, and Sustainability" , we will put an emphasis on those issues that are of sociological interest within arts worlds but also relate to those powerful developments in economy, ecology and ethic contexts on the macro level that influence, manipulate or determine production, content and forms, distribution and reception of the arts.
Location:  Universitaet Lueneburg, Faculty of Culture Sciences, Organization and Distribution of Arts and Culture, Scharnhorststrasse 1 (11-125), 21335 Lueneburg, DE
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Art Outdoors: A Fall Workshop
Posted by:  Judi Pettite, 510.220.0092,
Art in Nature with Judi Pettite, M.F.A. Join us as we explore the "nature" of working outdoors. This workshop offers an opportunity to explore what it means to be an artist working with found materials in an outdoor setting. There will be group/partnered activities as well as time for independent work. No materials are required-perhaps a camera or sketchbook to document your work. With respect for our environment, we will work mindfully in regard to our surroundings and its inhabitants. Three consecutive Saturdays: 9/30, 10/7, and 10/14. September 30th: 1:30-4:30 at the Richmond Art Center. October 7th: 10am-3pm at Tilden Park. October 14th: 10am-3pm at Albany Nub. Questions? Contact Judi Pettite, 510.220.0092.
Location:  US
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Big Draw event: Drawing Closer to the Forest
Posted by:  +01392 832277,
Using the forest and its natural materials for inspiration, CCANW's Project Space becomes a drop-in studio for drawing projects for children and families. Within the forest, artist Jennie Hale's 'Workshop Under the Sky' yurt will also be open for drawing activities on the Saturday. Tuesday, October 10 - Friday, Oct. 13 - open to schools and community groups by appointment only. Saturday, October 14, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., open to families and individuals, free participation & no booking required.
Location:  Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Haldon Forest Park, Exeter, Devon EX6 7XR, GB
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Canyon Rim Trail Sculpture Walk Request for Proposals
Posted by:  Stacy Madsen, (208) 7342787,
Deadline:  October 13, 2006
The Magic Valley Arts Council seeks an artist to develop two sculptures at key points along the Canyon Rim Trail in Twin Falls, Idaho to serve as the first two pieces in a visionary sculpture walkway. Open to professional artists residing in in the USA. Artists from all cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds encouraged to apply.

Successful pieces will tie the community with the art, the landscape, and the Canyon Rim Trail. Ideally, the pieces will be reflective of the topography, landscape, geology, heritage, and recreational pursuits characteristic of the area. The goal of the public art project is to provide a lasting legacy in Twin Falls.
Location:  Canyon Rim Trail Sculpture Project The Magic Valley Arts Council PO Box 1158 132 Main Avenue South , Twin Falls, ID 83303, US
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The Jerwood Artangel Open
Posted by:  Sian Emmison,
Deadline:  October 6, 2006
The Jerwood Artangel Open is a major new £1million commissioning initiative that offers an unparalleled opportunity for emerging artists of all disciplines to propose ideas for exceptional projects in relation to specific sites across the UK. The new fund will make three outstanding new commissions possible. Arts practitioners including visual artists, filmmakers, choreographers, composers, writers, theatre practitioners, applied artists and producers living anywhere in the UK are invited to imagine ambitious transformations of specific sites and situations - urban, suburban and rural.

The winning commissions will be developed and produced by Artangel for presentation in the UK between 2008 and 2010. The central involvement of Channel 4 as a partner for The Jerwood Artangel Open will help broaden the reach and impact of the commissioned projects through specific programmes for broadcast television. Please visit website for details.
Location:  The Jerwood Artangel Open, P.O. Box 57073, London EC1P 1RP, GB
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Gunpowder Park Bright Sparks Rsearch & Development Awards Round 2
Posted by:  Eileen Woods, Artistic Director, +44 (0) 1002 762 128,
Deadline:  October 6, 2006
Bright Sparks is a funding scheme for arts and design led research and development projects which explore the physical and social aspects of public open space in both urban and rural contexts. Bright Sparks is concerned primarily with research towards a specific outcome that is conceptually challenging rather than the completion of a final product. However, proposals for practice based research are welcome as long as the creative output is an integral part of the research process and not the final product.

The value of each Bright Sparks award is up to £10,000, with an average of four awards each round. Bright Sparks is the main element of the research and development strand of Gunpowder Park's new, innovative and experimental programme of work devoted to arts and the environment. Bright Sparks is a three year experimental programme developed and delivered by Landscape+Arts Network Services (LANS) in partnership with Lee Valley Regional Park Authority with support from Arts Council England, East and Arts Council England, London Knowledge East, Hertfordshire County Council and other partners from both the public and private sectors.
Location:  The Field Station, Gunpowder Park, Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 3GP, GB
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Using Environmental Art with Young People
Posted by:  Jacki or Helen on +0121 359 2113,
Deadline:  October 3, 2006
This popular event will introduce the value of environmental art as an approach to working with children and young people to help them understand, interpret and appreciate their surroundings, develop important social skills and personal confidence, and tackle a range of environmental and social concerns. It will include lots of hands-on practical sessions introducing different techniques and will consider the ingredients of a successful environmental arts project. Fees: £105/160 + VAT.
Location:  ETN c/o BTCV, Radio House, Aston Road North , Birmingham B6 4DA, GB
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The Bayview Artpatch
Posted by:  Jennifer Alexander, Garden Wrangler, 415.252.8300,
Are you interested in creating a sculpture garden using recycled materials and native plants? Would you like some more green space and a place of tranquility in the Bayview area of San Francisco? We would very much like to have your help, ideas, and suggestions. We are looking for artists and volunteers interested in working together to create something beautiful that provides an example of how to return health to the earth and how to make efficient and creative use of materials that are regularly thrown away. Please visit website for more information.
Location:  10 Hunter's Point Blvd., San Francisco, CA, US
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Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council + Artist Consultant
Deadline:  September 27, 2006
The Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council seeks a Washington State based Artist Consultant to participate on two design teams developing a streetscape improvement plan for Winslow Way and a master plan for the nearby 5 acre Waterfront Park. Compensation of $20,000 will be paid to infuse the planning processes with an artist's awareness of creative possibilities and facilitate integration of public art into the streetscape and park. Please NOTE: Submittals may be mailed or hand delivered but must arrive by the deadline, 9/27/06. Postmarks are not acceptable. Complete details are available on website.
Location:  Bainbridge Island Public Art Program, Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council, Marge Williams Center, 221 Winslow Way West, Suite 201, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, US
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Call For Entries: Fiber Art
Posted by:  Debra Kendrick, 281-335-7777,
Deadline:  September 16, 2006
The Arts Alliance Center announces at CALL FOR ENTRIES for SIDE BY SIDE, a juried exhibition of works in fiber and fiber-related media. This competition is open to any artist in the Houston, Galveston, and Clear Lake/Bay Area of Texas, working in traditional, non-traditional and innovative aspect of the medium of Fiber and its associated processes.

Artists may submit up to 3 entries on Saturday, September 16, between 10am-2pm. Accepted works wil be exhibited at The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake alongside works by members of Houston Area Fiber Artists September 21 through October 26, 2006. Juror: Amanda Clifford, Exhibitions Coordinator, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Entry Fees: $8/entry ($6 for members). Entry forms & prospectus available at the Center and online.
Location:  US
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Shrinkage Worldwide Award 2006
Posted by:  Award Secretariat, +41 (0)43 540 00 26,
Deadline:  September 15, 2006
Shrinkage, so-to-say the Second Renaissance, calls upon community to re-think and reassess the daily thoughts, attitudes and decisions, which go beyond the social responsibility, sustainability, green movement, and so-forth.

The Shahneshin Foundation is looking for entries to step-up, to accelerate, to mark and travel into the eyes and minds of the worldwide public. This prize is open to all and as part of this prestigious prize, the winner of the shrinkage worldwide award will have a cash prize to further her or his design talent. Also, the winner and all highly commended entrants will enjoy the touring exhibition of their work around the world. This is a unique chance to build the foundation of the future together with Shahneshin Foundation and the opportunity to gain global visibility and recognition. Please visit website for details.
Location:  Shahneshin Foundation, Shrinkage Worldwide AWARD 2006, P.O. Box 1211, CH-8700 Kuesnacht-Zurich, CH
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National Art Gallery of Canada
Posted by:  Paloma Dawkins, (613) 991-9976,
Deadline:  September 15, 2006
The National Gallery of Canada's Teen Council is looking for artists who can deliver interactive studio workshops for its upcoming 2006 Teen Workshop series entitled "Artistic Environment." We invite artists to submit proposals which will explore environmental issues and their impact on society. The following are some possible ideas for environmental themes: Fair trade, biodiversity, the Kyoto protocol, pesticides, toxic awareness, environmental consequences of war, organic food, globalization, consumerism, alternative energy, global climate change etc.

Through the exploration of the theme of the environment, artists will have the opportunity to design a studio workshop session for teens using their preferred medium. All proposals should include objectives, a materials list, a step by step process of what you would do in a three and a half hour interactive studio workshop, your CVand if possible, pictures of artwork. More than one proposal can be submitted per artist.
Location:  Shelina Merani, Teen Council -National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive, P.O. Box 427, Station A , Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4, CA
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Two PhD Studentships at University of Wolverhampton School of Art + Design
Posted by:  Emma Angus, Research and Graduate Support, (44) 01902 32 2213,
Deadline:  September 10, 2006
The Black Country Centre for Art and Design Research and Experimentation (CADRE) is offering two bursaries for full time PhD study. Bursaries are for three years, at £12,300 per year with full tuition remittance. Bursary students will be expected to teach up to six hours per week. Interdisciplinary proposals with an interest in humanities, natural science, new technology, or performing arts are strongly encouraged. International applications are also strongly encouraged. Proposals shall be accepted for consideration in any of our research clusters: Historic and Contemporary Creativity and Technology-Prof E Bird; Interdisciplinary Approaches to Society and Environment-Prof M Cornford; Contemporary Design and Applied Art-Prof K Cummings; Painting, Photography and New Media-Dr J Roberts

Applicants should be highly motivated with a masters degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. You can review the information about our clusters and the cluster leaders and research staff prior to making your proposal. Applicants should send the following: name and contact details, CV, title and brief outline of project (3-5 pages maximum), research question, methods and expected outcome, documentation of work in CD, DVD or 35mm slides, letter of support from two academic referees and SASE for the return of visual material.
Location:  Emma Angus, Research and Graduate Support, School of Art and Design, University of Wolverhampton, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SB, GB
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The Word in the Seed
Posted by:  J. A. Lee,
Deadline:  September 9, 2006
IN THIS INTENSIVE WORKSHOP we will explore the role words play in our experience of the natural environment — sometimes distorting, sometimes illuminating — and examine aspects of language and environment we rarely have time to consider. Using exercises built around the powerful and seductive metaphors of land-as-language and text-as-landscape, we will "read" this specific, wild place and experiment with ways of translating what we find onto the page.

Beginning writers are welcome. To register, or for more information, e-mail J. A. Lee, the workshop facilitator. $65.00 per person (for the weekend) / $45 (Saturday only). J. A. Lee is a freelance writer with more than twenty years’ experience writing about literature and the arts for newspapers, magazines, and gallery publications.
Location:  THE LAND/an art site, Mountainair, NM, US
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Moss Rock Festival - Call for Exhibiting Artists
Posted by:  Eileen Kunzman, Festival Director or Jess Marie Walker, Artist Coordinator,
Deadline:  August 31, 2006
Open Call to Artists whose work is inspired by or depicts nature and/or is made from recycled or natural materials to apply to exhibit at the 2006 Moss Rock Festival. Also eligible are designers of home decor or clothing made from reused/recycled materials. Interested Artists can download the Guidelines/Information and Application Form from the Moss Rock Festival Website. The festival is an outdoor event "Celebrating Nature & Open Spaces Through ART & DESIGN." It will be held at The Preserve in Hoover, Alabama the weekend of November 4 & 5, 2006.
Location:  Fine Art Services, 1128 Glen View Road, Birmingham, AL 35222, US
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Tufts University Tisch Library + Meditative Rooftop Environment
Posted by:  Christina Lanzl,
Deadline:  August 30, 2006
The Art Selection Committee of the Meditative Rooftop Environment of the Tisch Library at Tufts University invites professional artists/designers/teams to forward qualifications for a public art environment in a rooftop setting. The plaza and artwork will serve as a focal point for the campus. The final design may feature the following elements: landscape design, structures that accommodate seating, lighting and sculptural features that encourage quiet contemplation and reflection. The art selection process will be facilitated by the UrbanArts Institute at Massachusetts College of Art (UrbanArts). The budget is $150,000 all-inclusive. Finalists will receive a $1,000 honorarium.
Location:  Tufts University Tisch Library, Medford, MA, US
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Europos Parkas Artist Residential Centre
Posted by:  Rita Jonkuviene, (370 5) 2377 077,
Europos Parkas, the open-air museum at the centre of Europe, offers four-week long residencies three times a year (May, July, September). The program is open to artists from various fields who are interested in exchange of artistic experience and acquaintance with Lithuanian culture and traditions. While in Lithuania, artists are guided to the places that highly reveal peculiarities of the country.

Artists may develop an individual project and present it in the park or at the museum's exhibition space indoors. Opportunities to communicate with local artistic communities as well as visits to the studios of Lituanian artists, seminars, discussions and slide presentations are organized during the residency.
Location:  Europos Parkas, Joneikiskiu k., Vilnius r., LT-15148, LT
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etc.spaces - DESIGN PROJECTS - Outdoor Rooms
Posted by:  Eileen Kunzman, Festival Director or Jess Marie Walker, Artist Coordinator, 205-595-6306,
Deadline:  August 25, 2006
Open Call for Entries is issued to all artists, architects, landscape architects & designers to create a Design Proposal for an Outdoor Room. Selected proposals will be exhibited at the 2006 Moss Rock Festival. Interested Individuals or Groups should give Notice of Intent to Participate by July 30 and Submit Entries by August 15-25.

Up to 12 applicants will be selected by Jury announced on September 1. $350 Award to selected participants and $5000 Prize to be divided among 3 winners at the discretion of the Juror(s). The festival is an outdoor event "Celebrating Nature & Open Spaces Through ART & DESIGN." It will be held at The Preserve in Hoover, Alabama the weekend of November 4 & 5, 2006. For Information and Guidelines visit our website. To Request an Application Form to be post mailed, please call or send an email.
Location:  Fine Art Services, 1128 Glen View Road, Birmingham, AL 35222, US
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Moss Rock Festival - etc.spaces - Outdoor Installations
Posted by:  Eileen Kunzman, Festival Director or Jess Marie Walker, Artist Coordinator,
Deadline:  August 25, 2006
etc.spaces - Installation Challenge - Within Without_Through the Wall -- Open Call for Entries is issued to all artists, architects, & designers to create an Outdoor Installation for temporary exhibition at the 2006 Moss Rock Festival. Interested Individuals or Groups should give Notice of Intent to Participate by July 30 and Submit Entries by August 15-25.

Up to 12 applicants will be selected by Jury announced on September 1. $350 Award to selected participants and $5000 Prize to be divided among 3 winners at the discretion of the Juror(s). The festival is an outdoor event "Celebrating Nature & Open Spaces Through ART & DESIGN." It will be held at The Preserve in Hoover, Alabama the weekend of November 4 & 5, 2006. For Information and Guidelines visit our website. To Request an Applicaiton Form please call or send us an email.
Location:  Fine Art Services, 1128 Glen View Road, Birmingham, AL 35222, US
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Public Fruit Jam
Posted by: (David Burns, Matias Viegener & Austin Young),
Deadline:  August 20, 2006
The Fallen Fruit collective will conduct a Public Jam, in which we collaborate with the citizens of Los Angeles in a communal jam-making. We ask that you bring along any of your home-grown or public fruit and any clean, empty glass jars you have. But come empty handed too. At the end everyone will leave with a jar of communal jam. Vats of fun for all! The kinds of jam we make will improvise on the fruit that people end up bringing. The fruit can be fresh or frozen. Fallen Fruit will bring public fruit. We are looking for radical and experimental jams as well, like basil gauva or lemon pepper jelly. We’ll discuss the basics of jam and jelly making, pectin and bindings, as well as the communal power of shared food and the liberation of public fruit.
Location:  Machine | Sunday Aug 20 | 12noon - 4pm 1200 D North Alvardo, Echo Park, CA, US
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Nature Working With Artists, Environmental Art Show
Posted by:  707.884.1887,
Deadline:  August 10, 2006
The purpose of the exhibit, “Nature Working with Artists,” is to show artwork that celebrates nature and the environment in new ways. We invite the viewer and the artist to experience and reflect upon nature from fresh perspectives. For the past two years the theme has been “Artists Working with Nature.” Reversing the phrase to “Nature Working with Artists” suggests a shift in focus. Artists are encouraged to incorporate aspects of the Sonoma/ Mendocino coastal environment in their work.

Both indoor and outdoor display space is available. Site specific works installed on the grounds of the Arts Center are encouraged, but not required. Outdoor works must be non-permanent, must not alter the present landscape, and must remain outdoors for the duration of the show. Performance Artists are also encouraged to apply: September 9th’s opening reception, from 5 to 7 pm, will feature both indoor and outdoor performances, as well as the October 7th Earth Fair. Gualala Arts Center is home to several fine staging areas for performance art, including great lighting and sound systems. For complete details, please visit website.
Location:  Gualala Arts, P.O. Box 244, Gualala, CA 95445, US
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Global Sound, Part of the "Cities and Oceans of If" Project
Posted by:  Aviva Rahmani,
Deadline:  August 1, 2006
Found sound artists and improvisors are encouraged to connect with eco-artist Aviva Rahmani for possible inclusion in a web site event linking several physical sites. Participating agencies so far include, curator Anke Mellin, of Germany and the 2006 Geumgang Nature Art Biennale 2006, Gongju, South-Korea, the Khoj International Workshop in New Delhi, India and Verdearte in Pescia, Italy. The event will be a combination of pre-scanned/recorded/loaded and real time visual and acoustic elements. Software will stay simple with Skype and Wimpy. Rahmani is particularly interested in found sound of people interacting with natural resources.
Location:  Vinalhaven Island, Maine, US
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Menu for La Colomba: International Art Competition
Posted by:  +39 041 2413586,
Deadline:  July 31, 2006
For over 60 years the restaurant La Colomba has been a meeting place for artists and home of the first prize for painting in post-war Italy in 1946. The rooms of this restaurant have hosted the leading painters in Italian and European art, such as: Carrà, Morandi, De Pisis, Sironi, De Chirico, Picasso, and many others. In order to continue this tradition, La Colomba, in collaboration with 3D Gallery, have undertaken the International Competition 2006.

The International Competition is dedicated to artists who are over 21 years old. “Menu for La Colomba” is the theme of this competition. Artists are invited to submit works with a dimension of 32 x 35cm and a maximum weight of 500gr. Entries must arrive at La Colomba Restaurant before July 31, 2006. Four prizes, two reserved for emerging artists, are to be awarded October 28, 2006. The 1st prize is 10’000 Euro and chosen works will be published in the exhibition catalogue. To download the full competition rules visit our website.
Location:  Galleria 3D, Castello, 3459, Venezia , IT
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Grass Routes: Buster's Call for Volunteers
Posted by:  (206) 328-6212,
Deadline:  July 21, 2006
CALL FOR ARTISTS/URBAN ACTIVISTS to work with environmental artist Buster Simpson on an project for Grass Routes, a one-day, multi-disciplinary festival aimed at exploring the effects of State Route 520 in Washington state. Buster is planning a 520 Overpass Agitprop. Volunteers are needed to greet and engage the public as they cross-over the 24th Avenue East pedestrian overpass. An understanding of urban design issues might be useful in answering event-goers questions. Call Buster to discuss details.

Buster Simpson is one of the nation’s foremost environmental artists. For over 30 years, he has engaged citizens in aesthetics, politics and the environment. Simpson has received four fellowships and project grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Humor and rich metaphors distinguish his work.
Location:  Seattle, WA, US
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Young Artists Wanted for Environmental Poster Contest
Posted by:  616-962-9511Deadline:  July 20, 2006
Young artists from elementary school through high school are invited to enter an environmental poster contest conducted by the Art Center of Battle Creek and sponsored by the city. Contest winners will have their posters displayed in Takasaki, Japan, a sister city of Battle Creek, Michigan.

A panel of environmentalists, artists and teachers will review entries and select about 20 posters to be displayed in Takasaki. Artists are asked to consider what the environment means to them and how it is important to the world and its inhabitants. Students also may want to reflect on how they can work locally and globally to preserve natural surroundings. The Art Center is also hosting a free poster workshop from 10 a.m. to noon, July 15. To register or get more information, visit the Art Center or call. Attendance at the workshop is not required to enter the contest.
Location:  265 E. Emmett Street, Battle Creek, MI, US
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Grass Routes - Nicole's Call for Performers
Posted by:  Nicole Kistler, 206-601-0360,
Deadline:  July 16, 2006
Environmental artist Nicole Kistler is looking for performance artists to act as “tour guides” of installations as part of a performance and installation art piece. “Tour in the Future: Come Visit the Historic Ruins of Highway 520” looks at the ghost ramps and current 520 bridge from the point-of-view of people from the future looking at ancient ruins. Tour guides will lead the audience through a series of viewpoints connecting festival-goers for Grass Routes to various venues. Performers should feel comfortable speaking to a group of no more than 20 people. Please send a short run down of your performance experience, and your interest in the project.

SCHEDULE: A workshop and rehearsal will be held on Sunday, July 16th at noon Performances are between 4-9pm on Friday, July 21st. Nicole Kistler is a public artist whose focus is on engaging people in a deeper understanding of the living world. Her most recent project, the Living Barge, took place this past April with events each of the five Saturdays on the Duwamish River in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood.
Location:  Seattle, WA, US
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Show Your Art at the Exeter Public Library
Posted by:  Carol Guba, (603) 772-3101,
Deadline:  July 15, 2006
The Exeter, New Hampshire Public Library is looking for sculptors interested in exhibiting at the library. The space is a locked, lighted display case measuring approximately 6' x 4' x 3 1/2', located on the mezzanine. We are looking also for installations for the first floor near the main circulation desk. This is an ongoing exhibition program and each exhibit may run for a two month period. We are currently scheduling August 2006 through 2008.

Artwork may be either 2D or 3D. To qualify, artists must have previously exhibited in a juried show. If the art is for sale, the transaction must take place between the artist and buyer. The library collects no percentage of the sale. Send artwork samples, resume, bio and contact information with a SASE. Artwork may be submitted for review in any one the following manners: 10 slides, 35mm plastic mounts - send duplicates only, no originals; CD with 10 images of your work - CD must be PC compatible and photos must be in jpeg format, no more than 200 dpi/inch, 600x900 pixels or 3"x5" (no more than 500KB per image); 10 hardcopy print-outs; or link to a website that is representative of your work.
Location:  Exeter Public Library, 1 Founders Park, Exeter, NH 03833, US
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Aurora, Colorado Announces Three New Public Art Projects
Posted by:  Deana Miller, 303-739-6747,
Deadline:  July 7, 2006
The City of Aurora invites artists/artist teams to submit qualifications to be considered for three new public art projects to be located at the Aurora Senior Center, Hampden Run Park and Rocky Ridge Park. The submission deadline for all three projects is Friday, July 7, 2006- 12:00 a.m. Call for Entries information is available at our website.
Location:  14949 E. Alameda Parkway 80012, Aurora, CO 80012, US
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WANTED: BioTech Art
Deadline:  June 1, 2006
Biotech art is an emerging and diverse field that is still in the process of defining itself. The exhibit It's Alive! A Laboratory of BioTech Art is an investigation of the current intersections of biology, technology, and art. It is scheduled to take place November 3rd, 2006- February 3rd, 2007. With news on genetic engineering regularly making headlines, a growing number of artists have perceived the cultural and aesthetic significance of biotechnology. Artists can play an important role in our understanding of the biotechnological world, making it emotionally and intellectually accessible enough for discussion or debate.

Seeking artists whose work explores and addresses the current discourse surrounding biotechnology. Goal: to increase public awareness of the ways biotechnology is influencing and transforming our society and the public understandings of nature and the human body.
Location:  Leonie Bradbury, Gallery Director, Curator, c/o Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St. , Beverly, MA 01915, US
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Drawing the Lines: International Perspectives on Urban Renewal through the Arts
Posted by:  Drs. Eva Mendieta and Robin Hass Birky,
Deadline:  June 30, 2006
Drawing the Lines: International Perspectives on Urban Renewal through the Arts, November 2-4, 2006, is an innovative conference designed to promote conversation about urban renewal on the broader international scale alongside more local applications in Northwest Indiana. Drawing the Lines brings together invited international experts on arts and urban renewal, local policy makers and legislators, artists, social and cultural entrepreneurs, city planners, economic development officials, art and humanities councils, and civic leaders.

The organizers of Drawing the Lines seek a range of papers addressing issues related to arts/culture and urban renewal including models, methods, and results and encompassing a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives. We invite individuals interested in presenting at this innovative conference to submit 200-word abstracts.
Location:  Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408, US
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The Eco Prize 2006 for Creativity
Deadline:  June 30, 2006
The Eco Trust is pleased to announce the call for entries for the Eco Prize 2006. Entries are invited for this award which is open to anyone in Scotland from any creative background. It is awarded for a creative, literary or artistic work which positively and imaginatively inspires people to be environmentally-friendly and adopt greener lifestyles. There are two entry categories - emerging talent and established talent. The winner in each category will receive £1,000.
Location:  Eco Prize, PO Box 54131, London W5 9BH, GB
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Public Art Opportunity -- Alameda County Art Commission
Posted by:  (510) 208-9646,
Deadline:  June 30, 2006
The Alameda County Art Commission is seeking an artist or a team of artists to develop the overall design for the Alameda County Public Works Agency Atrium (Hayward, CA) including landscaping elements, treatment of wall surfaces and a series of art pieces that will be integrated into the design and landscaping of the site. Artists with experience working on environmentally-focused, landscaping, planning and/or design team collaborations, and teams comprised of both artists, with related past experience, and landscape architects are encouraged to apply.

Open to artists in the nine Counties of the San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara). Budget: Up to $47,000 for artist's services and design fees. Expenses for site preparation, installation, landscaping and other materials are covered in a separate budget managed by the Public Works Agency. An electronic version of the RFQ is available on the Art Commission's website or if your would like a hard copy of the RFQ mailed to you, please call.
Location:  Alameda County Art Commission P.O. Box 29004, Oakland, CA 94604-9004, US
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Expanding the Space: Enlarging the Frontiers of the Earth
Deadline:  June 30, 2006
The Conference Expanding the Space is organized by the Octubre Centre de Cultura Contemporania, in collaboration with Leonardo/Olats and the co-sponsoring of the International Academy of Astronautics, to coincide with the 57th International Astronautical Congress that takes place in Valencia, Spain in October 2006. Expanding the Space is conceived as an open forum where people, connoisseur or not, may meet to learn about the latest scientific issues, always trying to make them accessible to all publics. The conference will provide a singular location for those scientists interested in the intersection of science and art, as well as gather, display and catalyze all the artistic works born under this sign and inspired by Space.

Expanding the Space encourages people from all over the world to take part either in the conference and/or video exhibition. The proposal must relate to one of the five defined topics : Humankind in front of the mirror, Climatic change, Microgravity, Colonialism vs. exploration and The control of terrestrial biologics in the preparation for space missions. Proposals will be examined and selected by an Advisory Committee. In order to take part in the conference, please fill out the form on our website. The maximum length of your communication won't go in any case beyond 20 minutes.
Location:  Octubre Centre de Cultura Contemporània, El Segle building, Sant Ferran, 12. Valencia, ES
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Public Outdoor Sculpture-Terre Haute, Indiana
Posted by:  Mary Kramer,
Deadline:  June 17, 2006
Art Spaces, Inc. is issuing a REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS for a new site-specific project to be located in the city of Terre Haute, Indiana. The site is located in the northeast corner of the city on a 47-acre parcel which is home to the ISU football stadium. Around the stadium is a paved walking trail known as the Indiana Mile which connects with the National Road Heritage Trail. During 2006, 101 Indiana trees and 16 shrubs will be planted around the perimeter of the Indiana Mile.

The selected artist's final project will have two components: a sculpture or structure which will map and locate the trees for visitors to the site; and identification of each tree and shrub at its own location. The finished work (excluding the identification markers) will be visible from U.S. 40, the Historic National Road. The site is highly visible and accessible to the public. The artist's budget for this project will not exceed $33,000. Project completion date is July 2007. Interested U.S. artists should have demonstrated experience in outdoor sculpture/site-specific public art using durable materials. See a detailed RFP and other materials at our website or call 812-244-4216.
Location:  Art Spaces, Inc. - Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection, P.O. Box 3799, Terre Haute, IN 47803-0799, US
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Atlantic Center for the Arts 2006 Residency Program
Posted by:  (386) 427-6975 or (800) 393-6975,
Since 1982, Atlantic Center's residency program has provided artists from all artistic disciplines with spaces to live, work, and collaborate during three-week residencies. Located just four miles from the east coast beaches of central Florida, the pine and palmetto wooded environment contains award-winning studios that include a resource library, painting studio, sculpture studio, music studio, dance studio, writer's studio, black box theater, and digital computer lab. Each residency session includes three master artists of different disciplines. The master artists each personally select a group of associates - talented, emerging/midcareer artists - through an application process administered by ACA.

During the residency, artists participate in informal sessions with their group, collaborate on projects, and work independently. The relaxed atmosphere and unstructured program provide considerable time for artistic regeneration and creation. Atlantic Center for the Arts provides housing (private room/bath), weekday meals (by on-site chef), and 24 hour access to shared studio spaces with wireless Internet. Visit our website for residency dates and application information.
Location:  Atlantic Center for the Arts, Program Department, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168, US
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Wild Book Show
Posted by:  415.663.1542,
Deadline:  June 9, 2006
Artists are invited to participate in The Point Reyes Wild Book Show,an exhibition of artist books incorporating natural materials from the "wilds" of West Marin's Forests, sponsored by Point Reyes Books & Gallery Route One (GRO) to benefit GRO's Artists in the Schools Program.

Thirty-five books will be accepted on a first-come basis, however artists must reserve a space in the exhibition ahead of time by submitting a statement of intent to participate. No work will be accepted without an intent to participate form. You may request this form by email. Deadline to deliver books for exhibition: June 2 - June 9. Please visit website for more details.
Location:  11315 State Route 1, P.O. Box 1502, Pt. Reyes, CA 94956, US
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Women and Science
Posted by:,
Deadline:  June 1, 2006
The Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought invites contributions for its next issue which will be devoted to the theme "Women and Science". Papers are sought in all disciplines; joint papers and papers co-authored with student researchers are also encouraged. Papers should be 20-25 pages in length, typed and formatted according to the accepted method for the discipline. Each copy should be accompanied by a title page with contact information: author(s) name(s), institution(s), telephone number(s) and email address(es) for all authors, home and work address for the corresponding author.

Possible topics include the following: Feminist approaches to inquiry, Women as discoverers, The interconnectedness of research and practice, Applied ethics: biomedical; genome; environmental; computer; engineering; business; feminist perspectives, Women and science in the mass media/literature, Challenges facing women in the sciences, Biology of women's health and disease, Women and the environment/technology/engineering, Scientific methods and generalist practice. All work should be original and current.
Location:  Send three blind copies of all manuscripts to Drs. Carol Gibbons and Lois Eveleth, co-editors, c/o O'Hare Academic Center, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI 02840, US

7th Annual International Environmental Children's Drawing Contest
Posted by:  +81-3-3546-3631,
Deadline:  May 31, 2006
To you who will save the earth: Environmental destruction is a serious global problem. This contest is designed to allow children of today, who are the bearers of the future, to feel and recognize the importance of nature. Please feel free to use your own imagination draw as you like, what you have felt about your surrounding environment through playing and your daily life.

Theme: "Protect our Nature"; Eligibility: Children aged 7 through 15; Deadline: The application must reach us by May 31, 2006 without fail; Prize/Awards: 47 winners will receive special memorabilia & all participants will receive a selection of postcards of the award-winning drawings; Sponsored by: Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA) & The International Certification Network (IQNet); Supported by: UNICEF office for Japan. Please see website for complete details.
Location:  International Environmental Children's Drawing Contest Office, POB264, Kyobashi yubinkyoku, Tokyo 104-8691, JP
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The Eco-Arts Project
Deadline:  May 31, 2006
Do you care about environmental issues? Do you use environmental friendly materials to create your work? Are you creating your art to raise awareness on environmental challenges? Do you organize eco-friendly projects? If YES, we would like to hear from you! To celebrate the upcoming World Environment Day (June 5th) Art4Development.Net has launched the international `eco-arts' project and requests submissions of artwork that deal with environmental issues.

Your artwork should focus, highlight, or depict environmental concerns like water, deforestation, erosion, global warming, urbanization, etc. and/or the impact it has on human lives such as poverty, lack of drinking water and access to sanitation, etc. The artworks may be illustrations, photography, paintings, caricatures, as well as the written word. Submissions will be displayed at the World Environment Day celebration event in Washington DC, USA; exhibited online on Art4Development.Net website; and published in the next issue of art'ishake e-zine. Please visit our website for more information. We look forward to your participation!
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Balanced Rock Sculpture Workshops
Posted by:  Zach Pine, 510-708-5528,
Join Environmental artist Zach Pine for instruction on the physics of balancing and techniques for creating sculpture from balanced rocks, in an atmosphere of playful exploration. Workshops will be held on four Mondays: May 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2006. Digital photographs of your work will be provided.

These introductory workshops are free of charge - you are encouraged to bring a rock of any size with you as a donation for our use. Maximum 5 participants each workshop. Come any of these Mondays, 12 noon- 1:30 pm. Registration required. For examples of balanced rock sculpture please see website.
Location:  ACCI Gallery garden, 1652 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709, US
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MadCat Women's International Film Festival
Posted by:  415 436-9523,
Deadline:  May 15, 2006
MadCat seeks provocative and visionary films and videos directed or co-directed by women. Films can be of any length or genre and produced ANY year. MadCat is committed to showcasing work that challenges the use of sound and image and explores notions of visual story telling. All subjects/topics will be considered.

Submission Fee: $10-30 sliding scale. Pay what you can afford. Preview Formats: VHS or DVD. Exhibition Formats: 35mm, 16mm, Super8, Beta SP, Mini DV, VHS, DVD. All entries must include a self addressed stamped envelope for return of materials. For more details please see website.
Location:  MadCat Film Festival, 639 Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, US
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The River is Our Parade
Posted by:  Fritz Haeg,
Deadline:  May 3, 2006
Proposals welcome from anyone that wants to march along the Santa Clara River with us, including, but not limited to / dancers & musicians / performers & magicians / acrobats & contortionists / animals & children / activists & pacifists / artists & designers / runners & walkers / hobbyists & enthusiasts / bikers & hikers / students & protesters / individuals & organizations / storytellers & mimes...

This event will celebrate and attract attention to one of the United States' 10 most endangered rivers which happens to flow through Valencia, CA. The Santa Clara River at times runs underground and is often only visible after it has rained. Students from Fritz Haeg's CalArts spring studio will be producing, curating and organizing this ephemeral community event involving participants from Valencia, Los Angeles and beyond.

The parade will begin on May 14th at 3:30pm at the Pavillions parking lot on McBean Parkway (north of Magic Mountain Parkway) where it crosses the river. The marching will conclude back where it began at around 5:30, with events and performances to continue until the sun sets at 7pm. Please let us know as soon as possible if you will be proposing a project for the parade, so that we may include you in the press release. The website will be constantly updated with information on the participants and their projects.
Location:  Valencia, CA, US
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Call for Los Angeles* Homeowners Fed Up with Their Front Lawn
Posted by:  fritz haeg,
Deadline:  May 1, 2006
We want to replace that hostile front lawn with a productive landscape of fruits, vegetables, herbs and grains. EDIBLE ESTATES is an ongoing series of projects to replace the American front lawn with edible garden landscapes responsive to local culture, climate and inhabitants. The next regional prototype in the Edible Estates series will be established in Los Angeles over Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29, 2006. It will become the basis for an exhibition the following autumn at L.A.C.E. (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions).

We are currently seeking the skilled, eager and adventurous occupants of one conventional American house on a typical street of endless sprawling lawns. These L.A. citizens should be brave enough to break this toxic uniformity, by having their entire front lawn removed and replaced by an edible landscape. This once hostile front yard will become the southwest regional prototype for the Edible Estates series.

We will work in collaboration to create the layout, design and plant specifications. All costs associated with establishing the garden for the first season will be covered. If you or someone you know of would be interested you will find the complete list of parameters and specifications on our website. Then contact us by email with a few photos of your front lawn. Deadline for initial inquiries is Monday, May, 1st. *IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to restrictions in our funding, the house must be in the San Fernando Valley, within the city limits of Los Angeles and north of Burbank Boulevard (not including Studio City or North Hollywood).
Location:  Los Angeles, CA, US
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Second Bi-annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhbition
Posted by:  Peggy Townsend,
Deadline:  May 1, 2006
Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga and the City of Chattanooga are seeking artwork for its bi-annual outdoor exhibition. This temporary 18-month exhibition is located in a new mixed use pedestrian park in the heart of downtown Chattanooga and at its award winning waterfront development that was unveiled in May 2005. Seeking functional and non-functional works, suitable for outdoors, in any media. Open to all professional artists over 18 years of age. Selected artists will receive a $5,000 stipend per artist/piece. Exhibition dates: October 2006-April 2008.
Location:  Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga, 406 Frazier Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37405, US
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The Building Show
Deadline:  May 1, 2006
In the fall of 2006, Exit Art will present The Building Show. Buildings have become iconic figures of cities and countries, as an homage to the vertical icons that surround us, we are asking artists to choose any building in the world and to respond to it by making a conceptual, realistic, personal, intimate or analytical portrait of that structure.

Our personal relationship to buildings is at the crux of this exhibition. These architectural wonders are loved or despised by their neighbors. Oftentimes buildings serve as a symbol of a city or have deeply rooted historical significance, they form skylines that are embedded into our vertical memory. Other times buildings are surrounded by controversy, neighborhoods are rezoned, gentrification causes displacement, and old buildings are torn down and quickly rebuilt for new uses. For The Building Show, we want artists to respond to the love / hate relationship they have to these important structures. Artists can choose any building in the world, but the building needs to physically exist today. See website for submission details.
Location:  Exit Art, 475 10th Avenue , New York, NY 10018, US
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Another World is Necessary: Justice, Sustainable Development & Sovereignty
Posted by:  Beatriz Súcar,
Deadline:  May 1, 2006
We call on social change researchers, activists and artists to join this 6-day workshop on July 19-26, 2006, in seeking alternatives to corporate globalization that are just, sustainable, and respect popular sovereignty. Participants are invited to join the Center for Global Justice and share in the job of renewing its mission. All sessions will be in both English & Spanish.

We welcome individual or joint papers, performances or other creative presentations. See website for theme suggestions and other details. All papers will be posted on our website so we can prepare for joint work by reading each other's work in advance. Site visits will concretize our debates.
Location:  Center for Global Justice, San Miguel de Allende, MX
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Austin Green Art Earth Day Opportunities
Posted by:  Randy Jewart, 512-743-4245,
Austin Green Art has many opportunities for those wanting to help out for Earth Day, 2006. Please visit website for complete list.
Location:  Austin, TX, US
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Natural World Museum Call for Artists/Writers
Posted by:  (415) 378-6497,
Deadline:  April 21, 2006
The Natural World Museum (NWM) is inviting artists to submit proposals for completed works of art in all media forms for an opportunity to participate in our upcoming book. NWM and Earth Aware Editions are producing a 175 page, full color book that will contain art works from renowned environmental, ecological, and nature based artists, along with essays on topics such as Art, Nature, Technology, and Global Warming.

Each Chapter will feature 20 works of art selected by NWM's Curatorial Committee which reviews all submitted proposals and selects works of art that demonstrate the artist's ability to facilitate dialogue between the public and the chapter topics through exceptional artistic talent. It is through the aesthetic experience that the artist is able to glorify nature while raising awareness of the peril the planet is facing. In the subject line of your e-mail, please write "Art Entry - Book". Please visit website for more information.
Location:  US
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Site/Sight: Landscape & Architecture
Posted by:  315-655-3196,
Deadline:  April 20, 2006
Seeking site-specific installations from artists/architects/landscape architects who integrate notions of point of view, landscape, architecture and art for Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, one of the first outdoor sculpture parks in the country. Stone Quarry Hill Art Park is unique in its mission of showcasing emerging and established artists whose work focuses on the relationships between art and nature.

Throughout the Park's 104 acres of woods, meadows, ponds and wetlands are site-specific sculptures, most created out of natural materials and many designed to dissolve back into the landscape. Projected stipend will be $2000 (depending on grant funding); Residency at the Park is free for up to one month; residence hosts up to four individuals at a time. NOTE** Proposals featuring collaborative and interactive concepts as well as green/organic architecture will be given special attention. Please see website for more details.
Location:  Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Attn: Monika Burczyk, Arts Coordinator, 3883 Stone Quarry Road , Cazenovia, NY 13035, US
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Visuals & Voices: A Traveling Eco-Art, Photography & Poetry Show for Students
Posted by:  Gingi Allen, 510-704-4030,
Deadline:  April 15, 2006
Are you creative? Express your feelings about the environment in any creative way, including photography, art, sculpture, or poetry and submit it to EarthTeam's Visuals & Voices for your opportunity to have your work shown throughout the Bay Area!

The art, photography and poetry will travel to galleries, libraries and other locations around the Bay Area for 12 months with a one month exhibit at each location. Teachers - Get your students involved! The three categories are: Art, Photography and Poetry. At least three winners will be chosen from each category to receive cash prizes or gift certificates. Winning poets will be invited to read their poetry at the Kickoff. Most entries will be displayed at the Kickoff and throughout the Bay Area during the year-long Road Trip.

All entries need to have an environmental or natural theme. Emphasis in judging will be on entries addressing an environmental topic, theme or issue. One special prize will be given for the theme of Sustainability. For entry guidelines and other information, please visit our website.
Location:  US
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Call for Submissions: Art, Culture, Nature Newsletter
Posted by:  Debbie Mathew,
Deadline:  April 15, 2006
THEME: Community Ventures in Eco-Art. We are looking for descriptive articles of ecological art engaging in specific projects within communities; these may be in the form of individually orchestrated projects or commitees/small groups creating events, or opportunities that educate/involve community in moving towards sustainability, (restoration/conservation; social/environmental justice; spiritual ecology). Diverse practices are encouraged; feel free to write an article about a category of works, siting various projects and place them in theoretical context.

WHAT: maximum 1000 words (shorter is fine); images to support work highly desirable (size = 640 x 480 jpeg; 72dpi). Anyone with a group of images, please send forth with captions (who, what, when) and copyright (if desired). Also include websites of work if they exist as well as your name at the end with a one sentence biography. Please send via email to address above.
Location:  US
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Blue Greenway Art Trail
Posted by:  415 621-3260,
Deadline:  April 14, 2006
Be a part of enhancing the southern waterfront! The Blue Greenway Public Art Program is a collaborative undertaking of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's Office, the Port of San Francisco, the Recreation and Parks Department, the San Francisco Arts Commission, and the Neighborhood Parks Council (NPC). The program is designed to promote innovation and community engagement in the development of the Blue Greenway through the creation of a public Art Trail.

Artists are invited to submit a proposal to place already existing artwork in one of three sites located along the proposed Art Trail. Three projects will be commissioned for a period of approximately six months each and a budget for each project of up to $14,000. More information is available on the website.
Location:  The Neighborhood Parks Council, Attn:Art Trail Program, 451 Hayes St., 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102, US
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MAD Design Open House
Posted by:  Connie Wiesman,
The Museum of Arts & Design is holding an Open House Saturday, April 8, 2006 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in connection with our current exhibition, "Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art". We are inviting various environmental/art groups to take part: have table space to give out materials about your organization, meet the public, recruit members etc. and generally spread the word in this informal gathering.
Location:  Museum of Arts & Design, 40 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019, US
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HauteGREEN Call for Submissions
Posted by:  Kakee Scott,
Deadline:  April 7, 2006
o2NYC would like to invite you to submit your work to HauteGREEN, an exhibit of sustainable contemporary design for the home in New York City. We are accepting submissions for furniture, lighting, and domestic accessories that are both aesthetically-pleasing and eco- friendly.

HauteGREEN will be held in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, May 20-22, 2006, as an offsite exhibit coinciding with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.A submission form and sustainability criteria are available on the website. For more information e-mail us at
Location:  Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, US
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Burlington County College Sculpture Garden
Posted by:  Leslie Kaufman, 215-413-9126,
Deadline:  April 3, 2006
Burlington County College invites sculptors over 18 years of age to submit works for the 19th Annual Sculpture Garden exhibition. Works must be free-standing and able to withstand changing weather conditions. There is a $10.00 entry fee for three pieces, and artists may submit up to three views of each work. Selected sculptures will be exhibited for a period of one year, with installation in August, 2006. Artists will receive a $250.00 stipend plus travel expenses and sales of the works will be encouraged. An exhibition catalog will be printed. The competition will be judged by Michael Taylor, Curator of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA.
Location:  For prospectus, Leslie Kaufman, Burlington County College, 601 Pemberton - Browns Mills Road , Pemberton, N.J. 08068, US
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Call For Entries: GREENLIGHT Earth Day Film Festival
Posted by:  Jesse Norfleet, (650) 494-8686 x11,
Deadline:  April 1, 2006
Entries are being accepted for the GREENLIGHT Earth Day Film Festival, a celebration of Earth Day featuring film projects produced by local artists that explore environmental citizenship and show how individual actions can reduce environmental impacts. Entries judged "Best Of" will be shown at the Greenlight Earth Day Film Festival on Earth Day, April 22, 2006. All entries will be shown on cable TV and the Internet. Additional prizes totaling more than $5,000 will also be awarded.

Open to students and residents serviced by the Palo Alto (CA) Regional Water Quality Control Plant and the Youth Broadcast Collaborative, that include the following cities: Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Stanford, Mountain View, Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Woodside, Atherton, San Carlos and Belmont. For more information, please visit website.
Location:  Jesse Norfleet, Midpeninsula Community Media Center 900 San Antonio Rd. , Palo Alto, CA 94303, US
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Recycling Artists Input
Posted by:  +07980 794458,
Deadline:  March 31, 2006
RecyclerBull Arts is undertaking MA research into how creative workshops using recycled materials can have a positive impact on attitudes to waste. Clare Bull is a recycling artist and resident at the Ecohouse, a sustainable show home in Leicester. The research project is taking place in collaboration with Environ (Leicestershire's Environmental Charity) from June '05 to March '06, running workshops with schools and community groups. Are you an artist, facilitator, recycler or simply interested? If so your input could help shape environmental community arts practice for the future. Get in touch ASAP.
Location:  GB

We Would Like Your Environmental Films
Posted by:  Ingo,
Deadline:  March 31, 2006
Green Planet Films, Inc. is a non-profit distributor of nature and environmental DVDs. Through our mission, we seek to preserve and protect our planet by educating the public about the science, beauty, and fragility of the natural world.

Would you consider renting your environmental films to the home viewing public? If so, we would be interested in adding them to our library. Green Planet Films is currently seeking to grow our library of environmental films. If you would be interested in learning more, please contact me. For more information, please visit the website!
Location:  PO Box 282 , Corte Madera, CA 94976, US
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Seeking Proposals for Renaissance Park
Posted by:  423-756-2787,
Deadline:  March 31, 2006
Seeking artists or artist collaborations to create a work of public art for a new wetlands park, called Renaissance Park. Renaissance Park is a 23-acre wetlands park located on Chattanooga's North Shore. Through its unique design, the park will combine historical, educational, ecological and recreational features to meet the community's articulated vision: "create an open space that demonstrates respect for the environment and that celebrates Chattanooga's rich local heritage."

The commissioned artwork will celebrate and commemorate the spirit behind the rebirth of Chattanooga's downtown and riverfront. This RFP/National Call to Artists will result in a short list of semi-finalists who will receive a commission of $1,500 to visit the site and to further develop their proposals. Project Budget: $70,000. Eligibility: Open to all artists over 18 years of age living in the United States.
Location:  Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga, 406 Frazier Avenue , Chattanooga, TN 37405, US
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Horns, Hooves, Wings and Claws - Exploring Form and Pattern in Animals with Mark Riegner, Ph.D.
Posted by:  (541)998-0105,
Deadline:  March 31, 2006
This exciting and informative one-day workshop will examine how we can begin to recognize the dynamic expression of form and pattern in nature. Participants will apply a method of phenomenology pioneered by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to identify patterns of relationships found among the world of mammals and birds. The principles of polarity and metamorphosis, fundamental to the organization of natural phenomena, will guide our observations and hands-on exercises.

We will then use these tools to understand the concept of landscape as context, and explore some possible applications for Biodynamic agriculture. This workshop is the second in our series titled "Art in Science." Mark Riegner will demonstrate that the (Goethean) kind of thinking leads to designed environments that work better both ecologically and aesthetically. The workshop fee of $135.00 per person is payable by check or credit card to the Biodynamic Association. This fee covers registration, materials and lunch. Directions to the workshop site and other pertinent information will be sent as confirmation of receipt of registration fee.
Location:  Benziger Family Winery, 1883 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA, US
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Artist Opportunity: 66th Avenue Gateway in Oakland
Posted by:  Christin Hablewitz, 510.238.2105,
Deadline:  March 29, 2006
Artists nationwide are invited to submit their qualifications for the opportunity to create a major public art project for the 66th Avenue Gateway bayfront observation platform on the Oakland California Estuary. The 66th Avenue project site is an important gateway to Oakland's waterfront, making a key connection between nearby neighborhoods and waterfront marshlands. Public artwork will be integrated into the planned bayfront observation platform in collaboration with the project landscape architects. The budget is $210,000. Please see website for specific details.
Location:  Oakland, CA, US
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Green Week 2006 School Competition
Deadline:  March 25, 2006
Green Week 2006 will focus on biodiversity. The annual environmental conference and exhibition will take place in Brussels between 30 May and 2 June 2006. Part of the event is the annual Green Week School Competition, which encourages young people from all EU Member States, candidate and EFTA countries to learn about environmental issues and express themselves artistically.

Younger children can enter the competition with drawings and paintings illustrating their opinions about biodiversity while older pupils are invited to submit short digital videos on the same theme. The top three winners of each category will be invited to Brussels for the awards ceremony during Green Week. A selection of the best entries in each category will be presented at the conference.

The competition is open to all schools in the EU, candidate and EFTA countries. There will be two categories in the 2006 school competition: Artwork - paintings and drawings: for individual pupils aged 5-10; Digital videos: for teams of up to four students aged 11-16. Please note that entries to the competition must be submitted via the website (click the "Enter" tab) and not by email.
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St Vincent de Paul Artist in Residence
Posted by:  (510) 638-7600,
Deadline:  March 25, 2006
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County is accepting applications for our summer Artist in Residence program. The 3-month residency is an opportunity for an artist to use the SVdP waste stream for creative and artistic expression. Materials in vast quantities available for use include metal, cardboard, textiles, and plastic. A monthly stipend is provided to the artist. Please see website for more details.
Location:  9235 San Leandro Street , Oakland, CA 94603, US
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Paradise International Art Centre Environmental Art Competition 2006
Posted by:  Ahmad Nadalian,
Deadline:  March 15, 2006
Paradise International Art Center invites artists to participate in the International Competition of Environmental Art. The works can be photos and documentations of environmental works, installation, performance, video art, and interactive works. Paradise is a small garden of Iranian environmental artists situated in the north of Iran. The two little villas in this garden have been the host of many international artists from countries as diverse as Germany, The Netherlands, UK, Lebanon, USA, Australia, Switzerland, Ireland. For more information as well as submission guidelines, please visit the website.
Location:  Poloor, Iran (between Tehran and Amol)
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EcoArts: Lake County Sculpture Walk
Posted by:  Karen Turcotte,
Deadline:  March 15, 2006
EcoArts: Lake County Sculpture Walk is the only public forum in Lake County where art and nature come together. We are a diverse group of artists given an amazing venue to create expressions that evoke a response: a memory, a laugh, a spark of curiosity, and dialog; all in a beautiful natural setting using materials or messages that relate to nature.

Please join Meadowsweet Dairy, Zach Pine, Eve S. Mosher and other wonderful artists in dialog with nature! Submissions due March 15, 2006, with installation in mid May. We invite artists to participate in creating works built to be removed with minimal impact to the landscape. Lake County has provided a gorgeous natural venue for this exhibit. The Middletown County Park is located approximately 20 minutes north of Calistoga, CA.
Location:  EcoArts of Lake County, P.O. Box 8, Cobb, CA 95426, US
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Grants for Restoration Projects
Posted by:  Erik Johnston, Matthew Hurley,,
Deadline:  March 10, 2006
The Five-Star Restoration Matching Grants Program, administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, provides grants on a competitive basis to support community-based wetland, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration projects. Supported projects should build diverse partnerships and foster local natural resource stewardship through education, outreach and training activities.

The stars in "Five-Star" are the partners, funders, and participants necessary to complete the project. Projects should involve diverse partnerships of ideally five organizations, including schools, universities, businesses, community groups, local governments, nonprofit organizations, foundations, etc. Applications must be postmarked by March 10, 2006. Please visit the website for more information.
Location:  Applications to: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, attn: Five Star Restoration Program, 1120 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Suite 900 , Washington, DC 20036, US
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Kamiyama Artist in Residence
Posted by:  Shinya Ominami,
Deadline:  March 1, 2006
The Kamiyama Artist in Residence (KAIR) Program was established in 1999 is an independent project organized by local business people and volunteers who share the desire to develop art and culture in Kamiyama. Our hope is that the artists will produce works full of originality, influenced by the experience of spending time amidst the timeless nature of Kamiyama, deep in the Japanese countryside, and inspiration from interacting with the friendly local people. Through the works created by the artists as they come into contact with the tangible and intangible 'God's Mountain' (the meaning of 'Kamiyama'), we hope to be able to discover what impact 'encounters with the unknown' have upon the artists and the community itself. Please visit website for application details.
Location:  Kamiyama Artist in Residence Committee, The Division of Green Valley, Inc., Aza Hon-noma 100, Jinryo, Kamiyama-cho, Myozai-gun, Tokushima Prefecture 771-3395, JP
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Hackwood Art Festival
Posted by:  Amanda Al dous, 01256 471422,
Deadline:  March 1, 2006
Multi-media Art Festival with specialist section devoted to Eco Art. Following the success of the first Festival in 2005 we are now looking for artists to exhibit at Hackwood Art Festival, June 8 - 11, 2006. This is a multi-disciplined event with the capacity to show the work of 50 artists. The venue provides a spectacular setting for sculpture. Hackwood Farm is superbly located in North Hampshire 5 minutes from Basingstoke and from Junction 6 of the M3. For further information and to download an application please visit our website.
Location:  Hackwood Farm, Tunworth, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 2LB, GB
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Call for Proposals: SoEx OFFSITE
Posted by:  415-863-2141,
Deadline:  February 28, 2006
Southern Exposure will commission a series of public art projects that investigate diverse strategies for exploring and mapping public space. Artists selected through this open call will be commissioned to produce new work. Accepted proposals receive an honorarium and a $500-5,000 budget. This project is informed by the legacy of the Situationists, an international artistic and political movement that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s. The Situationists sought to radically redefine the role of art in society with a particular interest in everyday experiences in public space. They developed key concepts such as the dérive - the practice of drifting through urban space - and psychogeography - the study of the effects of the geographic environment on the emotions and behavior of individuals.

Southern Exposure seeks proposals for artwork in various media including 1) artwork with a physical presence such as: installation, sculpture, or public intervention; 2) ephemeral and participatory artwork such as: performance, tour, walk, discussion, or lecture; 3)technology-based work such as new media or sound art; or 4) projects that combine the above categories. Projects will be presented between September 2006 and Spring 2007. Please mail or deliver your proposal package; Southern Exposure does not accept electronic submissions.
Location:  SoEx OFFSITE, Southern Exposure, 401 Alabama Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, US
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13th International Artists Residencies/Seminar, Csopak, Hungary 2006
Posted by:  Beata Szechy,
Deadline:  February 20, 2006
The HMC International Artists' Residencies offer visual artists four-week residencies in the months of May-June-July-August, 2006. The residency session concludes with a Symposium/Seminar and a major exhibit at the New City Gallery of Balatonfured. Open to all professional artists (writers, painters, photographers...) February 20, 2006 is the last day to receive entry, slides, $35 application fee and S.A.S.E. For more info and application form please contact us or visit our website.
Location:  HU
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Climate Change: Cultural Change
Posted by:  +0191 241 4931,
Deadline:  February 20, 2006
Applications are sought from artists working in any medium including visual arts - including time-based, installation, new media, live art, etc. - film and moving image, photography, creative writing, music, dance, performance, etc. for Climate Change: Cultural Change. The goal is to imaginatively deal with or interpret the impacts of climate change (for example flooding) and CO_2 emissions from everyday activities.

Climate Change: Cultural Change is a series of high-profile public events, bringing climate change issues to public attention. The event is linked to the World Summit on Arts and Culture in June 2006. Artist's Fee: £ 8,000; Materials and production costs £ 8,000, plus some relocation and travel costs. The project is managed by Helix Arts and CarbonNeutral Newcastle. For a full application pack contact Joan at Helix Arts.
Location:  Helix Arts, 2nd Floor, The Old Casino, 1-4 Forth Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5HX, GB
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11th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival
Deadline:  February 3, 2006
The 11th annual Palm Beach International Film Festival will be held April 20th - 28th, 2006 in venues throughout world famous Palm Beach County Florida. We invite you to participate as we celebrate the past, present and future of film and cinema.

As PBIFF is competitive, filmmakers will also have an opportunity to receive awards. All films entered are eligible to be included in the competition for the Audience Favorite in the following categories: Feature, Short and Documentary. A select number of films will be chosen for competition in the following categories: Best Director, Best Performance by an Actor/Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short.

All filmmakers in attendance receive Industry Passes good for all regular screenings, special events and parties. Some events may be based on availability. For entry details, visit website.
Location:  Palm Beach County Florida, US
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Mac´s Farm & Sculpture Park
Posted by:  Robert McConaughy,
Deadline:  February 1, 2006
Mac's Farm & Sculpture Center will be having its 5th annual exhibition opening in late May, 2006. We exhibit a wide mix of sculpture. We are seeking proposals for site-specific oriented work, though any outdoor appropriate sculpture/installation will be considered. No funding is available at this time. Please see link for more details.
Location:  Mac's Farm & Sculpture Center, 10538 Plainfield Rd. , Cincinnati, OH 45241, US
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Coastal Art and Poetry Contest
Posted by:  800-COAST-4U,
Deadline:  January 31, 2006
The 2006 Coastal Art & Poetry Contest is open to all California students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Entries must have a California coastal or California marine theme. Artwork must be original and should be no larger than 11" by 17". Acceptable media are paint, pencil, markers, ink, crayon, chalk or pastel (fixed), and collage. Three-dimensional pieces or printouts of scanned art are not acceptable. All entries must include a completed contest Entry Form which may be found on our site.

Winners will be selected in each of four grade-level categories (K-3rd, 4th-6th, 7th-9th, and 10th-12th) in both art and poetry to receive a gift certificate for $100 to an art supply or book store. The sponsoring teachers will receive a gift certificate for $40 for educational materials.
Location:  Coastal Art and Poetry Contest, California Coastal Commission, 45 Fremont St, Ste 2000, San Francisco, CA 94105, US
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International New Talent Exhibition
Posted by:  Belinda Levez,
Deadline:  January 31, 2006
Blitz Contemporary Art Gallery invites applications from emerging artists for the Blitz International New Talent Exhibition. This is a juried competition with cash prizes and a solo exhibition for the best in show. Approximately 100 works will be selected and exhibited at the gallery in Bruges Belgium during April 2006.
Location:  Blitz Contemporary Art Gallery, Ezelstraat 45, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
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Mapping California Communities: An Introduction to GIS and Community Analysis Workshop
Posted by:  877.241.6576,
This fast paced, hands-on workshop teaches the fundamentals of how to use a Geographic Information System (GIS) in a way that is particularly relevant to social service providers, planners and researchers. Participants learn to make thematic maps of their community, geocode addresses and perform spatial queries and analysis. Participants also learn to extract and map Census variables such as race, poverty, language, education, health and many other demographic variables. Exercises are designed for beginners. Intermediate Excel skills required. Each student is assigned a computer on which to work for the day.

Upcoming Schedule (Please note: Workshops are one day only from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Participants choose only one day on which to attend.) Each workshop is customized for the city in which it is taught.
Sacramento: January 10, 2006
San Francisco: January 11 and 12, 2006
San Jose: January 11 and 12, 2006
City of Orange: January 25, 26, 27
Fee: $399 Checks, Credit Cards and Purchase Orders Accepted
Location:  Various cities in California. Please see website for details.
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NEW-CUE call for Submissions
Posted by:  845-398-4247,
Deadline:  January 19, 2006
This is a call for submissions for the NEW-CUE Writers' Conference and Workshop which will be held on June 13 - 16 in Boothbay Harbor, ME. The theme for the 2006 event will be wilderness/wildness, and it will feature the work of Henry David Thoreau. Daily concurrent sessions will include readings of accepted submissions. We hope that you will submit if your work will add to a discussion of these or other related topics:
- new and creative responses to Thoreau's work
- urban and suburban wildernesses
- distinguished tradition of American nature writing before Thoreau
- challenges facing poet-naturalists
- first-hand experience as a source of knowledge of and commitment to nature
- legacy of Rachel Carson under attack
- ecocriticism and the media
- wild spaces in urban places
- nature within children's literature
- finding and preserving a personal Walden on a degraded planet
For more details, please visit website.
Location:  Barbara Ward Klein, President, NEW-CUE, c/o St. Thomas Aquinas College , Sparkill, NY 10976, US
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2006 Residency Season at the Artists' Enclave at I-Park
Posted by:  860-873-2468,
Deadline:  January 16, 2006
I-Park announces its sixth season hosting The Artists' Enclave. Artists' residencies, self-directed/project oriented, will be offered from May through November 2006. Most sessions are four weeks in duration, with a six-week session planned for October-November. Residencies will be offered to visual (including digital) artists, music composers, environmental artists, landscape and garden designers and architects. Work samples will be evaluated through a competitive, juried process.

There is a $20 application processing fee required and artists are responsible for their own transportation to the area. They also provide for their own food and work materials. The facility is otherwise offered at no cost to accepted artists. I-Park is a 450-acre natural woodland retreat in rural East Haddam, Connecticut. Accommodations include comfortable private living quarters in an 1850's farmhouse, shared bathroom facilities and a private studio on the grounds. An electric kiln, music equipment and library facilities are provided. International applicants welcome. For additional project information, go to our website. Application materials for 2006 will be available for direct download from the website (Residency Program section) in early September, 2005.
Location:  P.O. Box 124 , East Haddam, CT 06423, US
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City of San Jose Call to Artists
Posted by:  Brooke Jones, 408-277-5144 ext. 18Deadline:  January 13, 2006
The City of San Jose, California, is continuing work on several capital improvement projects including new police and fire facilities, libraries, parks, community centers and more. Many of these projects will include a public art component.

Due to the regularity of these projects, the vast majority of artists selected for these public art projects are selected from a pre-established Artist Pool. This is a call to artists for this artist pool. Artists selected for the pool are always notified prior to being placed into consideration for specific projects. Applications received after January 13th will not be considered until the fall. Please visit website for more information. Good luck and we look forward to seeing your submission!
Location:  Office of Cultural Affairs - Public Art Program, Attn: Brooke Jones, 365 S. Market St., San José, CA 95113, US
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The Body Politic: Social and Ecological Justice, Art, Activism
Posted by:  020-7631-6651,
Deadline:  January 11, 2006
Are you concerned about the state of world politics, its power imbalances and economics, and how to further social and ecological justice? In this interdisciplinary course, combining the arts, environmentalism, activism, human rights and world poilitcs, you will learn how act in this time of world tensions. The course will address and discuss issues, such as the war in Iraq, increasing corporate power, terrorism, global ecological issues as well as the power of activism, from solo meditative acts to mass movements, from campaining to education. The course will also examine how art and cultural strategies can play a unique role. See website for more information.
Location:  London School of Economics, London, GB
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Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival
Deadline:  January 3, 2006
The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival seeks finished projects of electronic art, ready to be mounted on-line, on the theme of eco-poetics. Selected artistic interventions on electronic interfaces between sustainability and environmental thought will be exhibited at the 9th Annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival at Ithaca College, March 30-April 6, 2006, and subsequently maintained in off-line form in The Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, Cornell University Library.

How might new media environments and technological flows intervene in eco-culture and eco-politics? What is the relationship between the techne of eco-poetics and the imperative of eco-politics? How do internet paradigms of speed, flow, and traffic impact notions of sustainability? Do mobile technologies and global positioning systems provide platforms for ecological activism? What about the military's utilization of ludic gaming systems for digital terror and ecological devastation? How can the artistic mixing of ecological and poetic materials-organic, inorganic, technological, aural, visual-create alternative and fertile environments in new media culture?

Please send a description of your project, including conceptual abstract, technical format, and preview URL, to the Festival On-Line Curators, Timothy Murray, Patricia R. Zimmernann, and Tom Shevory: e-mail address:
Location:  Ithaca, NY, US
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Dirk Koning Memorial Garden Walkway
Posted by:  Julie Stivers,
Deadline:  December 30, 2005
The Grand Rapids Community Media Center (GRCMC) in Michigan invites proposals for a public art project to recognize and celebrate the life and conributions of Dirk Koning, its late Executive Director. A 15' x 100' garden and walkway is the site of the project. A copy of the request for proposals outlining the requirements of the project can be obtained from Janet Zahn at GRCMC, 616.459.4788, ext. 133, or by visiting the GRCMC web site.
Location:  Artist Resource Committee 711 Bridge St. NW , Grand Rapids, MI 49504, US
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Environmental Perspectives: A Visual Discourse on Humanity's Relationship with the Environment
Posted by:  (207) 948-3131,
Deadline:  December 23, 2005
The Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery at Unity College has issued a call for submissions for inclusion in a spring 2006 juried exhibition titled "Environmental Perspectives: A Visual Discourse on Humanity's Relationship with the Environment." Submissions will be accepted from Maine-based post-secondary students and emerging artists. Artists are encouraged to submit slides or CDs of their work with a maximum of three images accepted. All mediums will be accepted (with the exclusion of video or sound due to space constraints).

Unity College is a small private college in rural Maine that provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education which emphasizes the environment and natural resources. Unity College graduates are prepared to be environmental stewards, effective leaders, and responsible citizens through active learning experiences within a supportive community. For a complete prospectus, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to address below, or by e-mail.
Location:  Arts Coordinator, Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road , Unity, ME 04988-9502, US
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Fall Organic Gardening Class
Posted by:  (415) 206-9710 or (510) 839-0455,
Deadline:  December 17, 2005
Help grow a stronger sustainable community!
Free Adult Class: Organic Gardening & Native Plant Rehabilitation, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.every Saturday from September 10 - December 17, 2005. Sessions will cover Native Drought Tolerant & Riparian Plants, Ecological Landscape Design, Organic Vegetable, Fruit & Flower Gardening, Water & Drip Irrigation and Building A Living Roof Tool Shed. Please Call or Email to Register. Translators available!
Location:  OMI Excelsior Living Library Gardens, 300 Seneca, (near San Jose Ave.), San Francisco, CA 94112, US
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Call for Teachers! Environmental Art Workshops, Costa Rica
Posted by:  Ellie Wright, (506) 645 5053,
Deadline:  December 15, 2005
The Monteverde Institute´s Community Art Center is looking for artists/teachers to lead 1 - 2 week environmental art workshops here in the unique cloud forest eco system of Costa Rica. Nestled in the Tilaran mountain range in a small cloud forest community, the Monteverde Institute is a non-profit educational organization combining international study and applied research with educational and cultural opportunities for local communities. The MVI partners with teachers and universities from around the world to offer courses in tropical biology, ecology, sustainable design, environmental technologies, art, community health, Spanish and Central American culture.

The MVI´s Art Center is currently setting up a series of programs for 2006 and is offering artists or university departments the chance to bring their student group to Costa Rica and lead a workshop using our studios, facilities and local expertise along with the rich natural and cultural resources of our community. Courses will be developed according to the teacher's chosen medium, with an emphasis on the incorporation of art-making with ecological and environmental awareness.

We will work with teachers to develop individual programs and will arrange all accommodation, food and transportation in Costa Rica, lectures in conservation, biology, ecology, local history and culture, film screenings, guided trips to the cloud forest reserves, to art galleries and artists workshops, meetings with local artists and craft-makers and Spanish classes if required. Interested teachers should contact Ellie Wright, Coordinator of Arts Programs, for more information regarding programs, dates, salaries and costs and examples of previous course itineraries.
Location:  Centro de Arte Comunitario, Instituto Monteverde, Apdo. 69-5655 Monteverde, Puntarenas, CR
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Seeking Documentaries for Truly CA Series
Posted by:  Elizabeth Pepin,
Deadline:  December 1, 2005
Working on a film with a California twist? KQED seeks one hour documentaries for season two of our Truly CA series. Projects should be completed films, fine cuts, advanced rough cuts, or festival versions. Submissions must be postmarked no later than December 1st.

In the spirit of expanding our commitment to diverse voices and viewpoints, and our belief in the power of independent film to educate, entertain and enlighten audiences, KQED has created an exciting showcase for the best documentary films about California, made by non-fiction filmmakers -- Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories. For complete details including an application form, please visit website.
Location:  Mailing Address: Submissions to: Elizabeth Pepin, Associate Producer, Truly CA, KQED, 2601 Mariposa St., San Francisco, CA 94110, US
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Claremont Arts and Fine Crafts Virtual Gallery
Posted by:  Krista Coquia,
Deadline:  November 30, 2005
An internet gallery offering the works of environmental artists Stanton Hunter and Glenn Grishkoff, along with others, to the public. We strive to make affordable, earth friendly art available for everyone. We are looking for serious new artists.
Location:  Claremont, CA, US
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Art & Environment: Humboldt State University
Posted by:  Jack Bentley,
Deadline:  November 30, 2005
Propose an exhibition to the Exhibition Committee at Humboldt State University. The committee selects exhibitions for the Reese Bullen Gallery, on the main campus in Arcata, California and 7 miles south at the First Street Gallery in Old Town, Eureka, California. We are located on the North Coast of California, in the heart of majestic redwood country. If your proposal is accepted, the committee will make the final determination of the gallery in which your exhibition will be produced. Visual artists working in all mediums and forms of expression are encouraged to apply. The Exhibition Program has a very broad mission, with the goal of bringing to our region artists who would otherwise be unseen by our local audience. Calendar slots to ask for will be summer 2006, early fall 2006, late fall 2006, early spring 2007 and late spring 2007.

If you have a proposal for our Art & Environment series, the slots to ask for are summer 2006 and late spring 2007. You may also apply early to be considered for the 2007-08 calendar with the same seasonal slots. The Art & Environment Series is designed to consider the broad intersection of the arts and such subjects as interpretation of the landscape, sustainable industries, watershed and land management issues, native stewardship and new and challenging developments in the environmental sciences, to name a few.
Location:  Gallery Committee, c/o Jack Bentley, First Street Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 95521-8299, US

Sarai-CSDS Student Stipendship For Research On The City, 2005-06
Posted by:  23960040, 23942199,
Deadline:  November 21, 2005
Sarai, an interdisciplinary research and practice programme on City and Media, at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, invites applications for short term student internships to facilitate research on urban life in South Asia. Indicative themes include: Urban histories, architecture and spatial transformations, planning, environment, labour, economy, community life, memory and narratives of the city, literature and urbanism, cinema and the city, visual culture, public space and media practices.
Location:  Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Rajpur Road, Delhi 10054, IN
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Bright Sparks
Posted by:  Eileen Woods,
Deadline:  November 18, 2005
Autumn 2005 - Spring 2008
Bright Sparks is an ideas incubator scheme for arts and design led research and development, exploring the physical and social aspects of open space in both urban and rural contexts.

Bright Sparks is aimed at international creative practitioners from the fields of art and design who can demonstrate, through their portfolio, a successful level of working practice from concept development through to implementation. Awardees will be mentored by the Gunpowder Park team and leading UK contacts working in the arts, environment and regeneration and presentations featured in an annual summer exhibition. Awards up to £10,000. The first deadline is Nov. 18, but submissions are accepted through 2008.
Location:  Gunpowder Park, The Field Station, Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 3GP, GB
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The International Ecocity Conference - 6 (ecocity6)
Posted by:  Mr. P K Shanbhag, Chief Coordinator, Central Secretariat, (+91) 98 8010 7467,
Deadline:  November 15, 2005
One of the activities of the International Convention of the Cities of the Future (Bangalore, July/August 2006) is the International Conference on Sustainable ecoCity Development (ecoCity 6). ecoCity 6 follows five pioneering conferences held in Berkeley, USA (1990); Adelaide, Australia (1992); Yoff/Dakar, Senegal (1996), Curitiba, Brazil (2000) and Shenzhen, China (2002). The Organizing Committee of ecoCity 6 invites you to submit your abstracts for papers and posters for presentation at the following Symposia:
- City Planning and Management
- Urban Settlement and Ecological Environments
- Urban Climate and Climate Change
- Efficient and Sustainable Urban Utilities Management
- Urban Stakeholders
- Cultural and Social Environment

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted to the Conference Secretariat as soon as possible. Electronic transmission preferred. Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper. Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper, which if accepted, must be presented at the conference.
Location:  Bangalore, IN
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Enviro-Artists on the Farm
Deadline:  October 31, 2005
Couple of artists, musician & painter/dancer, own a farm in its beginning stage of recovery, (250 acres of beautiful land with unlimited potential). We are interested in the healing of the land and the creation of a beautiful landmark for future generations. Since we are in the middle of the process, we are open to ideas and suggestions that would enrich our vision.
Our intent is:
- To clean and beautify the land, working with the soil in a biodynamic way, to enhance the natural forces that would nourish human, animal and plant life.
- To Create an outdoor performance stage.
- To create a landscape of Art.
We welcome artists, researchers, financing, proposals and volunteers for help. We offer rustic accommodations and farm-fresh organic meals, from May to the end of October. Plus, the joy of the landscape and the opportunity of being part of a collaborative, positive environmental activity that would leave a meaningful legacy to future generations. Contact us if this project inspires you. Let us know about you and your commitment to the environment and your experience as an environmental artist.
Location:  Upstate New York, US

Second International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability
Posted by:  info-S06@commongroundconferences.comDeadline:  October 31, 2005
This conference, held January 9-12, 2006 aims to develop an holistic view of sustainability, in which environmental, cultural and economic issues are inseparably interlinked. It will work in a multidisciplinary way, across diverse fields and taking varied perspectives in order to address the fundamentals of sustainability.

As well as impressive line-up of international main speakers, the conference will also include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We would particularly like to invite you to respond to the conference call for papers. Papers submitted for the conference proceedings will be fully peer-refereed and published in print and electronic formats in the new International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication in this fully refereed academic journal, as well as access to the electronic version of the conference proceedings. Proposals are usually reviewed within four weeks of submission. Full details of the conference, including an online call for papers form, are to be found at the conference website.
Location:  Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, VN
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Horizon Park Public Art Commission
Posted by:  Deana Miller, 303-739-6747,
Deadline:  October 31, 2005
The City of Aurora, Colorado invites artists/artist teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications to be considered for a $175,000 public art commission located at Horizon Park, at 3981 South Reservoir Road. For application, please visit website.
Location:  Art in Public Places, 14949 E Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012, US
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Sarai-CSDS Independent Fellowships, 2005-06
Deadline:  October 31, 2005
The Sarai Programme, part of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) in Delhi, is inviting research proposals for the CSDS Independent Fellowship. Sarai is most interested in public projects combining the city and media, and networking across disciplines, geographic locations and professional backgrounds. Creative research is encouraged. CSDS is one of India's best known research centres, with traditions of dissent and a commitment to the work of the public intellectual going back four decades. The Sarai Programme at CSDS was initiated in 2000 as a platform for discursive and creative collaboration between theorists, researchers and practitioners actively engaged in reflecting on contemporary urban spaces in South Asia — their politics, built form, ecology, culture and history — as well as on the histories, practices and politics of information and communication technologies, the public domain and media forms. Applicants are required to be resident in India, and to have an account in any bank operating in India.
Location:  Sarai, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, 29 Rajpur Road , Delhi 110054, IN
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The Roots of Learning: Science, Nature & Beauty
Posted by:  (+44) 1803 - 86 59 34,
Deadline:  October 23, 2005
Through art, children can develop a relationship with and understanding of nature that goes beyond the mechanistic teaching methods commonly employed in science or environmental studies. The presenters on this course, with backgrounds in biology and art, will show that "botany can be exciting". The best foundation for protecting the environment is loving it, and the course will demonstrate how students can be helped to see and appreciate plants in new ways.

Goethe's insights into what plants have in common in their growth from seed to plant provide the basis for creative drawing exercises. Direct experience of nature as well as landscape painting will be used to understand individual plants in a wider context. The course is suitable for teachers at all levels. It begins on Sunday evening, Oct. 23rd, and ends at lunchtime on Friday, Oct. 28th. Participants should be currently working in education. Course fee: £350.
Location:  Schumacher College, The Old Postern, Dartington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EA, GB
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Seeking Creative Director: Lanternhouse
Posted by:  Karen Bassett; applications to,
Deadline:  October 28, 2005
With John Fox's decision to step down as artistic director, the company until now known as Welfare State International is metamorphosing once again and seeking a new Creative Director. This is a chance for an exceptional person to combine their vision and skills with the unique resources of Lanternhouse to develop a newly focussed company, committed to maintaining a leading national and international role in the arts within a social context and in the training of artists.

The creative director will help to form and lead a new creative team building on, but not constrained by, the legacy of Welfare State International. Above all we'll be looking for people who can work in a collaborative way with the full company, recognising, encouraging and developing the skills and talents of others and who have exceptional vision, skills and experience in the expressive, communicative and performance arts, including the ability to lead by example as a practitioner. Although it is based in Ulverston, this is no parochial job and we need candidates who can envision it within a national and indeed a world context. If you have specific questions relating to this post, contact David Penn on 01539 721836 before 12 October. He is facilitating the appointment process. For more detailed information please visit our website.
Location:  Applications to: Karen Bassett (Council Member, Galactic Smallholdings Ltd), Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Brampton Road , Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 9AY, GB
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Make a Difference in San Rafael
Posted by:  Cory Bytof, 415-485-3407/3436,
Deadline:  October 22, 2005
On October 22, 2005, over 1,000 people will converge on San Rafael, California for a massive cleanup and recycling effort. We'll be working in every nook and cranny to eliminate litter, create Litter-free zones, weed, recycle and celebrate this great city in the heart of Marin County. Afterwards, we'll host a community picnic and celebration with music, prizes, info booths and fun activities. And we want YOU to be a part of it. Help us spread the word. Join us for the cleanup. Host a booth on recycling, reuse or waste reduction. Provide an activity to engage people in learning about the environment at the celebration.

Join our "Litter Brigade" parade, make some noise and give exposure to the anti-litter and recycling cause. Sponsor a BUTTsOUT cleanup or personal ashtray distribution. Call or email if you want to be a part of it. We'd love to have you join us! Opportunities and exposure abound. Bring a friend - bring two friends! 1,000 people picking up 100 pieces of litter each = 100,000 pieces of litter or recyclables removed. Help us meet our goal! Morning cleanup activities will be from 9am to 11am. Litter brigade is from 11:30-noon. Community celebration from noon - 2pm.
Location:  San Rafael, CA, US
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Déjà Vu All Over Again Recycled Art Show
Posted by:  Marilyn Brackney, 812-378-3046,
Deadline:  October 21, 2005
In celebration of America Recycles Day, members of the Kidscommons Marketing Committee are pleased to invite artists to apply for the second Déjà Vu All Over Again, an art and fine craft show featuring artists who reuse and recycle materials. While increasing numbers of people are recycling, more needs to be done to encourage the public to buy recycled. The purpose of Déjà Vu All Over Again is to demonstrate that using solid waste to create art and fine crafts can result in products that are just as interesting and are equal in quality to those made of new materials.

In order to be eligible, artists must reuse or recycle preconsumer and/or postconsumer waste materials to create their work. Preconsumer waste consists of scrap materials that have never been used. Examples include mill end yarn pieces, scraps of fabric, and reclaimed clay. Postconsumer waste are things like magzines, newspapers, and used furniture. Merit and purchase awards totaling $1,500 will be given.

Those who are interested can download an application form, or phone to speak to someone at Kidscommons. Space is limited, so apply early. The juried show will be held in downtown Columbus, Indiana from 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 19. For more information, please visit website.
Location:  309 Washington St., Columbus, IN 47201, US
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Sell Your Work and Help Build New Orleans Green
Posted by:  510 526-0073,
Deadline:  October 15, 2005
Artists needed to sell their work and support Green Building in New Orleans. In conjunction with our annual Green Material Showcase on Oct. 20th, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in San Francisco, we are offering environmenal art and craft for sale with 60% of proceeds going to artist and 40% going to support green building in New Orleans.

There will be approximately 2,000 people, primarily contractors and designers, passing through the show. This is a wonderful opportunity to get your work out and sold, and to help the planet at the same time. Please see application form on the website. We encourage you to let fellow artists know about this opportunity.
Location:  Submissions to: ADPSR GMS, 1117 Virginia Street, Berkeley, CA 94702, US
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HMC International Artists Residency
Posted by:  Beata Szechy,
Deadline:  October 15, 2005
The Hungarian Multicultural Center, Inc. (HMC), a nonprofit organization, invites interested visual artists, film makers and writers to submit application for our 10-day residency/seminar program in Budapest and Csopak, Hungary. The HMC's principal focus is an international residency program to which artists from around the world are invited. The goal is to provide a supportive community with uninterrupted time to work, exhibit, give an artists talk. The residencies offer participants a unique opportunity to interact with other artists representing a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Its task is to maintain a space for creation, discussion and debate. Approximately 30 artists are invited for this section.

Your residency will be at downtown Budapest and Csopak, at Lake Balaton. Applications should consist of: 5 examples of your work - labeled slides/CD, or 5 writings - an artist statement, project description, one-page resume and $35 application fee. Oct. 15, 2005 is the last day to receive your entry form, slides, fee and SASE.
Location:  To request entry form via mail: HMC, P.O.Box 141374, Dallas, TX 75214, US
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Eighth San Francisco Independent Film Festival
Posted by:  415.820.3907,
Deadline:  October 15, 2005
Held on February 2-14, 2006, the San Francisco IndieFest is dedicated to showing challenging, provocative and entertaining movies to large appreciative audiences - and partying every night. We play features, shorts, narratives, docs, animation and experimental film and video, in any style and in any genre - as long as it's great. Visit our website to see the Festival archives and download the 2006 entry form.
Location:  San Francisco IndieFest, 530 Divisadero Street #183 , San Francisco, CA 94117, US
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Measure DD Public Art: Lake Merritt 12th Street Art Design
Posted by:  Kristen Zaremba, 510.238.2155,
Deadline:  October 12, 2005
SF Bay Area Artists are invited to submit their qualifications for opportunities to create public artwork to be integrated into multiple sites within the 12th Street Reconstruction Project at the south end of Lake Merritt and the adjacent channel in downtown Oakland, California. The budget is $150,000.

This project is funded through the Oakland Trust for Clean Water & Safe Parks (Measure DD). This $198.25 million dollar bond is funding a comprehensive ten-year plan to clean up and restore Lake Merritt, the Oakland Estuary Waterfront, and Oakland's creeks system by improving land/water quality and expanding recreational facilities and opportunities for Oakland citizens. More information may be found on our website.
Location:  Kristen Zaremba, Acting Assistant Public Art Coordinator, Cultural Arts & Marketing Division, City of Oakland 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 9th Floor , Oakland, CA 94612, US
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Ecological Art Workshop: Erica Fielder & Ginny Stearns
Posted by:  To register: 800 653-3328, Info: 707 964-1467,
Deadline:  October 8, 2005
Ecological artists use their skills to focus attention on ecological relationships, environmental problems, restoring damaged environments and pointing the way to sustainability and healing. In this workshop, we will describe the varieties of ecological art and show examples of thought-provoking work by dynamic eco-artists from around the world. The instructors wil show images and examples and provide resources. Students will have an opportunity to participate in dynamic discussions, share their work and exchange questions and ideas. We will practice developing an ecological art project at a local site. Be sure to bring photos of your own work.

GINNY STEARNS and ERICA FIELDER are two eco-artists living in Northern California. Stearns has focused on protecting the ecology of the tidal channel where she lives in a houseboat in San Francisco. Her pieces include a floating wildlife island, "prayer markers," a butterfly garden and "Dinky Detrivores: the Soil Engineering Team," an installation of oversized soil organisms in sumptuous fabrics. Fielder has taught art, natural history and environmental ethics for thirty years. her most recent ecological projects, "The Bird Feeder Hat," "Returning of the Bones" and the "Salmon Skin Cape" educate the public about their home watersheds.
Location:  Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake Street, Mendocino, CA 95460, US
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Art and Ecology: A Three-Week Residential Course
Posted by:  +44(0)1803 865934,
Deadline:  October 2, 2005
From the earliest cave paintings to modern, site-specific installations, nature has always inspired artists. Natural phenomena and organic forms stimulate creativity, and the products of this creativity can in turn lead to deeper understanding of nature's beauty and complexity. On this course, artists working with a variety of techniques - drawing, painting, sculpting, photograms, photography, and land art - will talk about the connections between their art, subjective experience and landscape. They will work with participants to create their own works of art, inspired by the beauty of the Devon countryside. The course will include visits to local artists' studios on Dartmoor and to the Eden Project. Course length: October 2-21, 2005

Peter London is an artist, holistic art teacher, and author of Drawing Closer to Nature. Susan Derges and Peter Randall-Page are Devon-based artists whose work is informed by the physical and biological sciences as well as landscape and abstraction. Tim Rawlins is a creativity consultant and sculptor who uses a wide variety of materials and sources of inspiration. Chris Drury is a land artist whose work explores nature and culture. He makes shelters, cairns, cloud chambers, baskets and other woven works. Richard Long has become known for making a new art which is also a new way of walking: walking as art.
Location:  The Administrator, Schumacher College, The Old Postern, Dartington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EA, GB
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Professors Inexpensive Musical Beach House
Deadline:  October 1, 2005
FIRE ISLAND Home, near ocean, friendly, scholarly, International Retreat, one hour from New York City on the Atlantic Ocean. Rooms available May - November. Piano available! Call (212)628-0226 or (917)710-4588.
Location:  Fire Island, NY, US

Kites: Art Takes Flight
Posted by:  610. 525. 0272,
Deadline:  October 1, 2005
The Main Line Art Center is planning an outdoor public art event April - September, 2006. Up to 50 artists will be selected by a jury to create original kite sculptures to be displayed throughout Philadelphia's Main Line Community. This competition, Kites: Art Takes Flight, offers an artist the unique opportunity to create a theme driven original, one of a kind outdoor sculpture. Kites: Art Takes Flight will be a feature of the regions commemoration of Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday. Kites as a public art theme provides innovative artistic challenges while paying tribute to the scientifi c breakthroughs and inventions of Benjamin Franklin. Selected artists will receive an honorarium of $1,200 and a percentage of the auction sale of the sculpture. For a prospectus please see website.
Location:  Main Line Art Center, Old Buck Road and Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041, US
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Art and Human Nature Collection, A Literary and Art Book
Deadline:  October 1, 2005
Artists, Writers and Poets are invited to submit work to be reviewed for a literary and art book entitled "The ART AND HUMAN NATURE COLLECTION". A $250.00 prize and feature in the prestigious illustrated book will be awarded. This illustrated, invitational, publication is sponsored by The Baron Conservancy and will be released in March 2006. You are invited to submit up to three art works and/or three written works. Please download details and submission forms at our website.
Location:  Ed Baron Conservancy, P.O. Box 4496 , Palm Springs, CA 92263, US
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The Lewis and Clark Mount Hood Wilderness Photo Contest
Posted by:  Nanci Champlin, ONRC,
Deadline:  October 1, 2005
The Lewis and Clark Mount Hood Wilderness Photo Contest is aimed at encouraging Americans to explore and enjoy the scenic beauty of Oregon's Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood. The contest focuses on the spectacular old-growth forests, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and vistas that are proposed for permanent protection under the Lewis and Clark Mount Hood Wilderness Proposal.

This contest is free to enter and open to amateur and professional photographers of all ages. Color photos up to three years old may be entered and you do not need to be an Oregon resident to participate. The winners will be announced on December 6th and will receive a package of prizes totaling over $2000 from businesses in the Columbia River Gorge and surrounding Mount Hood. The grand prize winning photo will appear on the cover of ONRC's newsletter Wild Oregon and will be given strong consideration for publication in The Bear Deluxe Magazine, Orlo's national quarterly. For complete contest details including guidelines, a map of eligible areas and other helpful resources visit our website.
Location:  ONRC, Att: Lewis and Clark Mount Hood Wilderness Photo Contest, 5825 North Greeley Avenue, Portland OR 97217, US
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COMMUNITY GREEN: a communication ideas competition
Deadline:  September 29, 2005
Community Green is a new programme designed to explore issues of community participation and co-operation with a view to transforming the social, green and built urban spaces of Pollokshields, Glasgow, Scotland. Expressions of interest are sought from practitioners in a wide range of disciplines; from science and technology to architecture, design and the arts for Community Green. The current programme, organised as an ideas competition, will hopefully lead to the development of a permanent public art/communication project within Pollokshields.

Community Green aims to
• Connect socially and geographically the diverse areas of the Pollokshields neighbourhood in Glasgow's Southside through the use of communication technologies.
• Raise awareness about sustainable approaches to building, regenerating and reanimating a community.
• Focus attention on the role that digital and other technologies, especially those that have a low environmental impact, can play creatively/artistically in the fostering of greater communication and participation within a community.
TO APPLY: send a brief expression of interest (500 words MAXIMUM) and CV/Biography via email. For full details click "Community Green" under "Programmes" on our website.
Location:  Pollokshields , Glasgow, Scotland, GB
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Sculpture/Memorial Garden Demonstration Project at I-Park
Posted by:  Sarah Benson, 860-873-2468,
Deadline:  September 23, 2005
Soliciting proposals for sculpture/outdoor/environmental installations and garden designs for proposed memorial park. Innovative designs sought to invoke/attenuate memory, explore the aesthetic potential of death and memorialization in a natural, somewhat wild, memorial park setting. Temporary installation preferred.
Location:  428 Hopyard Road, East Haddam, CT 06423, US
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Rockland Center for the Arts’ (RoCA’s) Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
Posted by:  Lynn Stein,
RoCA accepts artist submissions for its Sculpture Park on an ongoing basis. The Sculpture Park consists of two cleared acres within a 10 acre wooded site. Outdoor sculptors may apply for inclusion in the annual exhibit that runs October - April. Artists should submit:
1) 12 - 20 images, printed hard copies, or slides. No CD-ROMs;
2) Complete information should be attached to images / slides; size, medium;
3) Current resume or curriculum vitae;
4) Artist Statement (optional). SASE is required for the return of materials. Please do not make follow up calls. All submissions are carefully considered. Artists will receive notification within one year. Proposal deadline is March 1, 2005 for the exhibition season 2006 - 2007.
Location:  Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 South Greenbush Road , West Nyack, NY 10994, US
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The Drop: An Exhibition Concerning Water and the Environment
Deadline:  September 1, 2005
In the winter of 2005, Exit Art will present its very first multi-disciplinary exhibition solely devoted to the natural environment. The Drop will focus on what many environmentalists consider to be one of the most important issues of the 21st century: water and its contentious role in the global environment.

Concern about the shortage and management of water has now reached worldwide proportions. The results of decades of industry, poor water management, global warming, and overpopulation, among other things, have caught up with the world's ability to sustain itself, leaving water-deprived populations in ill-health with a bleak future void of agrarian potential and options for self-sustainability. Scientists are also concerned that water might eventually become so scarce that water supplies will become a major point of contention preceding civil conflict.

Exit Art is seeking projects that will foster discourse and urgently respond to this timely issue. Proposals may be for work in any medium. Please submit a one page description of your project idea; a sketch of the proposed project; a resume; and documentation of your previous work. You may apply for more than one project.
Location:  Exit Art, 475 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10018, US
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Cracks in the Pavement: Gifts in the Urban Landscape
Posted by:  Heather L Johnson, 512.799.8047,
Deadline:  August 31, 2005
Cracks in the Pavement: Gifts in the Urban Landscape is a multi-phased, interactive project that calls attention to the "in-between" spaces encountered throughout everyday life. The project focuses on details within the urban landscape and encourages close inspection of our social space.

This summer, artists based in locations around the world will respond to what they find in their urban environments by making art objects designed to be placed in sites that intrigue them—-at bus shelters, in alleys, under bridges, in libraries or post offices, or deep in park bushes. Members of the public are invited to search for these site-specific works using maps and clues provided at Art works featured in Cracks in the Pavement may be kept by whoever finds them. Works not found will be allowed to remain in the landscape indefinitely to be encountered by chance, displaced, or transformed by the very environmental forces that define each piece's context.

Cracks in the Pavement was started in Austin, Texas, in June 2004. The project featured site-specific works by 15 Austin-based and international artists both in Austin and in London, UK and was presented as part of the London Biennale 2004. This year, the project will be launched in multiple phases in different locations throughout summer 2005. For details please visit our website.
Location:  Various locations throughout the World.
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Free Adult Gardening & Native Plant Rehabilitation Class
Posted by:  Bonnie Ora Sherk, Founder and Director, (415) 206-9710,
Deadline:  August 27, 2005
A Living Library presents their Summer Environmental Skills Training Program: Adult Gardening and Native Plant Rehabilitation. Learn about organic gardening; planting and caring for trees; multicultural medicinal herbs; riparian habitat rehabilitation.
WHEN: Saturdays, June 25 - August 27, 2004
TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location:  OMI / Excelsior Living Library Gardens,San Miguel Child Development Center, 300 Seneca Street, off San Jose Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112, US
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10th Levka Ori Encounters in Crete
Deadline:  August 20, 2005
Interdisciplinary european creative workshops in southwest Crete on a breathtaking mountain ridge site with a panoramic view over the Levka Ori Mountains, situated 15 km north of Paleochora. This year's theme: LAND- & AUDIO ART. For the last 9 years, art lovers from different countries have gathered in Crete in the late summer to create visual or sonorous art works 'in situ'. Artists and art lovers of different disciplines attempt to give concrete form to an idea in a specific landscape, where even the environment can make part of the artwork. Due to the large success of last year, three associations of Belgium and Sweden coordinated their forces into a collective organization: levka

The workshop is open to everyone and every country. All disciplines included as well; visual, musical and poetical or lyrical arts are welcome. People who believe in the importance of teamwork and artists of all kinds meet each other here in a spirit of freedom, and take the initiative into their own hands. A sort of mutual stimulation for an in environment integrated event. The constant stream of ideas from everyone individually makes the project(s) evolve as a joint effort, and produce a multidisciplinary result.
Location:  Paleochora, Crete, GR
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REBART (Recycled Bike Art ) Show
Posted by:  Karla Kinstler,
Deadline:  August 21, 2005
If you are creative and can work with old bicycle parts, you're who we are looking for! The REBART (REcycled Bike ART) competition is open to anyone and everyone. All you need to do is create a work of art made of at least 75% old bicycle parts that is able to be displayed outdoors indefinitely. Don't have any old bikes laying around? No problem--just go to any Houston County drop-off site. They'll have a pile of old bikes there just waiting for you to dig through and recycle into a work of art.

Purchase awards will be as follows: 1st place - $500; 2nd place - $400; 3rd place - $300; 18 & under - $150. Local artists will judge the competition, and all winning pieces will remain on permanent display in Houston. The there is a small entry fee. The early entry deadline for receipt of the entry fee and description of your piece is July 30. Entries will be accepted until the pieces are to be delivered to Trailhead Park in Houston on August 21 and 22, but the entry fee is slightly higher after July 30.
Location:  Houston Nature Center 215 W. Plum Street, Houston, MN 55943, US
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Hello Again! Juried Exhibition
Posted by:  Heather Gibson, 281.335.7777,
Deadline:  August 20, 2005
HELLO AGAIN! is a Juried Exhibition of works employing some (or all) recyclable material, or one or more found objects. Accepted works will be on display August 25 through September 23, 2005. Up to three works may be submitted. There is an $8.00 fee per entry. All 2-dimensional works must be installation-ready with mat, frame glass or plexi and a hanging device in place. All 2-dimensional works must not exceed 6x6 feet, and all works must be light enough to be carried by two people.
Location:  The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, 2000 NASA Parkway (across from Johnson Space Center) , Nassau Bay, Texas 77058, US
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About-From-For Nature
Posted by:  Anke Mellin, +82.41.853 88 28,
Deadline:  August 15, 2005
YATOO, the Korean Nature Artists Association, would like to invite you to participate in the mail art project: ABOUT-FROM-FOR NATURE, an indoor exhibition, which will take place in the old Police Station in Gongju, South Korea in October 2005, focusing on the study of nature. The preferred materials used for this exhibition should come from nature but any other media and techniques that suit you are possible and welcomed. A conceptual or purely aesthetic approach to nature may be reflected in your work, as long as the work fosters greater understanding and awareness of nature. Maximum size of artwork: A 3 for flat works, vertical or horizontal. Maximum size for 3-dimensional works: 29,7 x 42 x 30 cm (height). Flat works (2-dimensional) may be folded for shipment. (Please consider the fold marks.). For 3 dimensional works we will provide pedestals if needed.

Our budget does not allow for any financial compensation for the artwork or shipping but an extensive bilingual catalogue will be printed before the opening of this show. Each participating artist will receive three catalogues and a CD. This exhibition will become a travelling show. It will travel to Pusan and Suwon in Korea, and possibly abroad as well. After the exhibitions the work will become part of the collection of the Nature Art Museum, which is planned for the future. This exhibition will present artists from different countries and heritages, generations and geographical origins, linked by a common theme. It offers the opportunity for your work to be exhibited in a show of both international and national prestige. For more information on how to submit, please email Anke Mellin at address above.
Location:  Yatoo, 185 Banjuk Dong, Gongju, Chungnam, KR

Visions about Nature
Posted by:  Anke Mellin, +82.41.853 88 28,
Deadline:  August 15, 2005
Within the framework of exhibitions, events and educational activities, YATOO, the Korean Nature Artists Association, would like to invite Korean and international Nature Artists to send proposals for Visions about Nature. Often the production of artworks is diminished by the lack of money, time, support, and similar problems. So imagine: you had enough money for materials, you could get as many assistants as you need, you had all the time you need, you could choose the adequate site for your work, you could do research on a certain topic and all needed contacts and connections are provided, all necessary collaborations with other disciplines are possible… In short - you could develop an artwork related to NATURE, without any restrictions - what would you like to do?

This project asks for visions for nature. How can contemporary art connect visions to the future of nature and human beings? Please transform your visions into a 2 dimensional drawing, photograph, painting, collage or whatever suits you best. The size of the works should be: 54,5 x 43 cm horizontal format. Each work should be sent by post, not by email. The works will not be returned, but will become part of the collection of the Nature Art Museum. Our budget does not allow for any financial compensation for the artwork or shipping, but an extensive bilingual catalogue will be printed before the opening of this show. Each participating artist will receive two catalogues. Some artists may be invited to realize their proposals for the next Nature Art Biennale 2006 in Chungcheonnamdo. For more information, please email Anke Mellin at above address.
Location:  185 Banjuk Dong, Gongju, Chungnam, KR
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Art & Community Landscapes
Posted by:  Christine Lamas,
Deadline:  August 15, 2005
The Art & Community Landscapes program seeks qualified artists to apply for funding of site-specific public art projects. DEADLINE: August 15, 2005, 5pm. (in office). Art & Community Landscapes addresses the natural environment through projects that may include temporary or permanent art installations, exhibitions, interpretive media or festivals. The program is a partnership of National Endowment for the Arts, the National Park Service and New England Foundation for the Arts.

This year, grants of up to $50,000 per site will support projects at two sites:
Site 1: Allston-Brighton Lincoln Street Green Strip, Boston, MA
Site 2: Schuylkill River Water Trail Project, Reading, PA.
Artist Guidelines and Application available at our website.
Location:  New England Foundation for the Arts, Art & Community Landscapes, 145 Tremont Street, 7th floor, Boston, MA 02111, US
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Me and My Ozone - Call for Submissions
Deadline:  August 15, 2005
Wanted: short accounts of personal experiences with global warming. Response-based Feature Magazine Article to be published in The Bear Deluxe Magazine, Issue #23, fall 2005.

The Bear Deluxe Magazine has reserved space in its next issue for readers' responses to global warming effects on themselves and the planet. Short prose, poems, info graphics, cartoons and illustrations will be accepted. Ideas are not limited in scope, degree or geographical representation. Please visit website for more information.
Location:  P.O. Box 10342, Portland, OR 97296, US
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Art for the Healing of the Planet, an Environmental Sculpture Workshop
Posted by:  Ellie Wright, (506) 645-5053,
Deadline:  August 7, 2005
The Monteverde Institute's Community Art Center presents "Art for the Healing of the Planet", an Environmental Sculpture Workshop held from the 7th - 14th of August, 2005 in the Cloud Forest of Costa Rica, utilizing the forest as an inspiring natural studio. The workshop will be led by resident artist, University of Georgia graduate, Jeff Edwards. Following the tradition of environmental artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Mel Chin, Chris Drury and Ana Mendieta, the course will focus on exploring and appreciating the relationship of human existence within nature. Students will use locally found natural materials to produce site-specific art works of and for the land, in which the limitations, constraints and changing nature of the materials and site itself are an integral part of the work. The aim is to help students to develop aesthetic strategies to address personal and environmental concerns and create work that engages in the biological, sociological and spiritual understanding of place.

All levels of artists are welcome to apply. The workshop will be primarily tutorial led, group size will be limited to ten allowing the teacher ample individual time with each student. Students will be encouraged to keep journals or sketch books. Photographic or video documentation of the works will be a fundamental element of the course. A large studio space with work benches and abundant natural lighting is available at the Monteverde Institute for those who wish to make studio based pieces.

Students will be introduced to the history, concepts and methods of environmental art, and to the cultural history of Monteverde and the work of the Institute through a series of lectures and film screenings, including Andy Goldsworthy's `Rivers and Tides` and Ron Fricke's `Baraka`. The cost of the workshop will be $875. This will include 7 nights accommodation at the nearby Hotel Mariposa, all meals, teaching costs, materials and entrance fees to the reserves and hot springs. International flights and transportation to and from the airport in San Jose are not included.
Location:  El Centro de Arte Comunitario, Instituto Monteverde, Apdo. 69-5655 Monteverde, Puntarenas, CR
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Re-Use Refuse
Posted by:  Mary Salvante,
Deadline:  August 8, 2005
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia, in partnership with Philadelphia Sculptors, is seeking submissions from contemporary artists interested in exhibiting work that finds original ways to address the theme of recycling. Artists are encouraged to re-use materials that had former lives as functional objects and to transform them into new objects with a real or perceived practical function.

Submissions for Re-Use Refuse should be small relief or free-standing works made from durable materials. The show will run from October 1, 2005 - January 7, 2006. The judge is Mary Salvante, Independent Curator in Philadelphia. One selected artist will be awarded a solo exhibition at the Center. The entry fee is $15 for Philadelphia Sculptors members and $20 for non-members (or discounted membership and entry fee for $45 for new members.) For a prospectus and more information contact Mary Salvante, or Leslie Kaufman,
Location:  US
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Wave Hill Call to Artists
Posted by:  718-549-3200,
Deadline:  August 8, 2005
Wave Hill is seeking artists to create new work for a Glyndor Gallery exhibition organized around the theme of survival, on view from March 4 to­ May 28, 2006. Survival in the plant world serves as a guide, inspiration, or metaphor for looking at how and why species thrive, how they adapt to survive, and how they migrate to prosper. Artists will be encouraged to develop projects that draw on the site as a cultivated garden in the Bronx, overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades. Ultimately, a variety of approaches to the subject, the space and mediums will be selected.

Since the gallery is closed to the public during the winter, the artists will have an opportunity to create work on-site, in the gallery, for six weeks from mid-January to the end of February. The space will be available for the artists to work from 9-5, six days a week. This opportunity is open to professional artists who live within a 50 miles radius of New York City and who have not previously shown at Wave Hill. Due to the opportunity to work on-site, it is important that artists live in the greater metropolitan area or have the ability to live here during January and February, 2006. Wave Hill does not provide facilities for artists to live or separate work spaces. More information is available on our website.
Location:  Visual Arts Curator Attn: Survival Wave Hill 675 West 252 Street , Bronx, NY 10471-2899, US
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Art With/In Nature
Posted by:  Gloria Lamson,
Deadline:  August 5, 2005
Explore the world as your studio -- create art with/in nature, in the beautiful coastal setting of Fort Worden State Park from August 19 - 21, 2005. Environmental artist and photographer Gloria Lamson will help you transform your inspiration into temporary site-specific forms, using natural, found materials.

You will be encouraged to follow the nose of your curiosity, the sparks of your awareness and the desire of your hands to engage the world in unique ways. You will work independently and/or with others to construct new forms and manipulate (among other things) sticks, stones, leaves, mud, sand, and kelp. The group will share their discoveries with each other as they explore different creative models and art contexts.

This workshop opportunity is limited to 12 people and is appropriate for anyone who feels drawn to explore an interactive, participatory relationship with art and nature. Limited housing in Centrum's artist cabins is available at no additional fee at Fort Worden State Park for out of town participants. For more information, please visit website.
Location:  Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA, US
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Digital ‘05: Exquisite
Posted by:  Cynthia Pannucci,
Deadline:  August 1, 2005
Some people believe that all of nature is exquisite, however how often do we examine the nature of exquisite itself? A dictionary definition of exquisite includes: "carefully selected : choice; marked by flawless craftsmanship, or by beautiful, ingenious, delicate, or elaborate execution; keenly appreciative : discriminating; accomplished, perfected; pleasing through beauty, fitness, or perfection; acute, intense."

For Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.'s (ASCI's) seventh international digital print competition and exhibition, Digital'05 seeks to examine the nature of the exquisite in all of its ramifications. That may indeed have to do with "mother nature" on, off, and underneath the Earth's surface. It also could point to our biological nature, human products, environments, or even to the physical manifestations of exquisite ideas. We are eager to see what the art-science community brings to this visual investigation. For submission guidelines, please visit website. Exhibition: Oct. 1, 2005 - Jan. 15, 2006 at the New York Hall of Science.
Location:  US
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Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World
Posted by:  Clive Adams,
In July, 2005, the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW) plans to open a Project Space in the Haldon Forest Park, near Exeter in Southwest England. Our first year's programme will include an evolving exhibition on a 'Forest' theme, three artist residences, featuring Seung-hyun Ko (president of Yatoo, the Association of Korean Nature Artists), Summer, 2005, an 'open submission' for an emerging West Country artist, Winter, 2005 and Shelley Sacks (director of the Social Sculpture Research Unit at Oxford Brookes University), Spring, 2006.

The programme will also involve the starting of longer term projects - including one with American artist Mark Dion, talks by Richard Long and David Nash, children's environmental art workshops, forums and occasional live events. More details will be posted on our web site on June 1, 2005.

CCANW is still raising funds for the project but is hoping to appoint a new part-time Administrator in May. Even so, we will still need the help of volunteers if we are to keep the Project Space open during weekends and at other times. If you would like to apply for the post of Administrator, wish to volunteer or offer practical help, are an interested artist or member of the public, please contact us by post or e mail to be put on our mailing list.
Location:  Knowle Farm Cottage, Knowle, Crediton, Devon EX17 5BX, GB
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Marketing Intern Needed
Posted by:  Sam Bower,
Deadline:  July 29, 2005
To support the marketing efforts of Belly of the Whale, a CD of undersea sounds transformed into music by international electronic musicians. This collaborative project to benefit and, will be published in the Fall of 2005 by Important Records. Intern must have experience with marketing music and a willingness to coordinate efforts between Important Records, and to get this project to public attention. Self motivated and resourceful person with strong writing skills and ideas on how to mount a very low to no budget promotional campaign. This is a part-time volunteer position, ideal for someone seeking to contribute their abilities to benefit two respected nonprofits and to raise awareness of the role of art and music in addressing environmental issues. Please respond with resume and cover letter by July 29, 2005.
Location:  US
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Design an ICEHOTEL Suite!
Deadline:  July 20, 2005
Located above the Arctic Circle in Swedish Lapland, the internationally renowned ICEHOTEL is a platform for ephemeral art. Using only ice and snow for material, ICEHOTEL is constructed anew every winter and melts down in late spring. Every year artists from around the globe are selected to design and construct the ICEHOTEL suites. More than just hotel rooms, by day these suites form the gallery of the hotel, visited by 30,000 international guests during the season.

Experience with the material is not a requirement, artists from all disciplines are invited to apply. ICEHOTEL has previously hosted sculptors, painters, designers, architects, multi media artists, sound artists, textile artists, photographers and set designers. We hereby invite artists from around the world to send a proposal for the ICEHOTEL suites 2006.

Each artist will have a period of no longer than 2 weeks to complete the suite during December 2005. There will be 3 different construction periods due to the ongoing building of the hotel.
Construction period 1: 25th Nov.-9th Dec, 2005
Construction period 2: 2nd-16th Dec, 2005
Construction period 3: 9th-23rd Dec, 2005
Selected artists will receive a commission fee of 16,000 SEK, Excluding taxes, or 18,000 SEK, excluding taxes, for a 2 artist suite. (1 EUR = approx. 9 SEK / 1 USD = approx. 7 SEK).
Location:  ICEHOTEL AB 981 91 Jukkasjärvi, SE
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Nature’s Inspirations
Posted by:  650-968-7243,
Deadline:  July 13, 2005
Bay Area artists and photographers are invited to apply for a juried exhibition featuring works of local open space and the San Mateo County Coast. Submissions must be original photography or paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, or pastel. Entries will be judged by digital images and 35mm slides. Digital images are strongly preferred.

The October 2, 2005 juried exhibition will include works by eight invited artists chosen by professionals from the art field. Exhibition artwork will be for sale, and the event will also include an art auction. Proceeds from the event will be used to support Committee for Green Foothills' work to protect the local environment. One of the exhibition artists will be selected to receive the Jane Gallagher Award, initiated to recognize an artist whose work, like Jane's, honors the places, people and organizations that inspire the protection of open space.
Location:  Strawberry Ranch, Half Moon Bay, CA, US
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Art Competition and Exhibition of Wind Objects
Posted by:  Dr. Hartmut Wecker, +49 (0)5631- 954-333,
Deadline:  July 6, 2005
"Plaything of the Wind" is the theme of the art competition, "moved wind" in 2005. The open air exhibition will take place in the sweeping hilly landscape of North Hesse in Germany. Wind objects and LandArt are the subject. What can we offer the wind? The wind that strokes through leaves and then storms on, rushes and whispers, is gentle and then disorders, uproots and concentrates. Its strength is invisible. You can feel it and hear it - sometimes. This is also implied in this year's competition theme: the making of sounds and space for the wind. At the same time, the notions of wind, movement and play are meant to be whirled about to show new aspects of the theme.

The exhibition of the wind objects will take place in 3 - 5 places between July 17th and July 31st, 2005. The prize-giving is on Friday July 29th, 2005. The theme has been described in an open way in order to leave enough space for inspiration, fantasy, creativity and innovation. The organisers are looking forward to a rich variety of ideas in suitable weather-proof materials and techniques in two or three dimensional objects. The art prize is 1.500 Euros.
Location:  Send art to: Reta Reinl, Orker Str. 11, D-35104 Lichtenfels-Sachsenberg, DE
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EarthVision International Environmental Film and Video Festival
Posted by:  Cynthia Begin,
Deadline:  July 1, 2005
EarthVision 2005 is currently accepting film and video entries. A four day festival held in Santa Cruz, CA, EarthVision features films and videos from all over the globe, addressing wide ranging environmental and sustainability issues. EarthVision encourages the participation of grass roots smaller budget film and video as well as high end productions. The festival's goal is to increase the public's awareness of environmental issues and to inspire communities to become more involved in protecting the planet's natural resources. Please see website for submission guidelines.
Location:  EarthVision 2005, c/o CTSCC, 816 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, US
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Global Youth Art Poster Contest
Posted by:  Sakanta Running Wolf Bell-Gumaer,
Deadline:  June 30, 2005
This is an invitation to create a poster to be featured on and throughout the World in Global Youth Art Exhibitions. The poster will reflect the themes of global youth art: H.E.L.P. = HEALING, ENVIRONMENT, LOVE, PEACE.

Poster Size: A4 or 8.5" x 11". Medium: acrylic, crayons, oil, pen, your choice. Every initial entry will be featured on the Global Youth Art web site. Chosen images will be appear on the front page. The contest is open to youth up to 30 years. Under 18 years of age? include written permission from parent / guardian. Submit: name, address, email address, age, country, title of poster. Optional message up to 50 words. Entries will become property of Global Youth Art.
Location:  Mail to: Global Youth Art, Rua Santa Isabel #11, Abadiania, Goias 72940, BR
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Silence/Stories Open Call
Posted by:  Ralph Lichtensteiger,
Deadline:  June 30, 2005
I am a musician/composer from Germany and this is an open call for little stories/anecdotes/images about your experience with the phenomena of silence and noise, environmental sounds, sounds in nature, sounds of the city, the perception of sounds, sounds of the inner ear, sounds of the media, mushrooms and sounds, body-sounds, sounds in literature, sounds down on the street, respiratory sounds, isolatable speech sounds, "It sounds as if"-stories, deathlike silence, anti-noise device, broadband noise, driving noise, industrial noise, inherent noise, noise control, noise generator, sound pollution, noise suppression, random noise, running noise, subsonic noise, noise-induced error, noise protection area, Air Traffic Noise Act, threshold of noise pain, toy sounds, prison-sounds, sounds in movies, the sounds of new york, fast-forward sounds, sounds of the baseball game, sounds in classical music, tunneling-sounds, audience participation sounds, gun sounds, sounds of insects, sounds of the underground, kitchen-sounds, abnormal heart sounds, partially obstructed sounds... etc.

The Silence/Stories project is open, and it is a non-profit project. It was developed to explore different concepts of SILENCE. "The catch" is - the exploration/investigation of an important and influential idea/term - the interaction/interplay of different perceptions... Please send your stories via email, subject line: "silence/stories". It would be a great honor if you would be part of this project.
Location:  DE
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Environmental Art : Artists Working with Nature
Posted by:  Ursula Jones,
Deadline:  June 15, 2005
We are looking for artwork that celebrates nature and the environment while involving the viewer to see nature in new ways. In other words, we expect more than just a pretty picture. The environment becomes the art, the artist is just the messenger or facilitator.

Artists are encouraged to incorporate aspects of the Sonoma/Mendocino coastline in their work. Site-specific works are possible, but not required. The beautiful outdoor environment surrounding the Gualala Arts Center is available for instalallations. Natural materials are not required in the work as long as the art helps the viewer see and experience nature in a new way.

Several cash prizes will be awarded by local environmental organizations. Concurrently, we will have a Deja Vu Art Show set up in the center's foyer. Though the entry requirements are the same, this show will highlight recycled objects in whimsical ways.
Location:  Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Gualala Road, Gualala, CA 95445, US
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Los Angeles Public Safety Public Art Program
Posted by:  Noah Davis, 213.473.8570Deadline:  June 10, 2005
The Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department in collaboration with the Police Department is seeking qualifications from artists and/or artist teams to be part of the design team to create public art projects for the Public Safety Public Art Program in downtown Los Angeles. Individual projects will range from $50,000 up to $800,000 and are all-inclusive to cover costs for design, fabrication, installation, travel, insurance and other permits as required. Submittal Deadline hand delivered by 4:00pm on June 10th or postmarked by U.S. Post Office, UPS, Federal Express or similar delivery service no later than 12:00 midnight.
Location:  Los Angeles, CA, US
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Anacostia Waterfront Corporation to Fund Anacostia River Community Projects
Posted by:  Melissa McKnight,
Deadline:  June 10, 2005
The Anacostia Waterfront Corporation (AWC) has announced a grant opportunity to fund community events and projects that reconnect residents and neighborhoods to the Anacostia River. The AWC is a government-sponsored enterprise of the District of Columbia established in 2004 to lead the revitalization of lands along the Anacostia River and coordinate environmental and programming initiatives that promote river clean up, public awareness, and enjoyment of the river.

The AWC is seeking organizations that have a demonstrated capacity to complete projects effectively within a specific time frame while maintaining desired budget goals. The purpose of this grant program is to drive a measurable community impact by connecting people to the Anacostia River and generating activity along its shores. Projects that focus on linking east of the river neighborhoods to the Anacostia Waterfront and stress youth participation, will be given preference. Grants must be implemented within the 2005 calendar year. Complete program information is available at the AWC website.
Location:  Anacostia Waterfront Corporation, c/o District of Columbia Office of Planning 801 North Capitol St, NE Ste 4000, Attn: Melissa McKnight, Washington, DC 20002, US
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GREEN - An Exhibit of Environmental Consciousness
Posted by:  Jason Franz,
Deadline:  June 8, 2005
With GREEN, Manifest is inviting professionals and students to submit creative works that explore, propose solutions for, comment upon, criticize, glorify, reveal, enlighten, motivate, and/or question current local or global environmental issues. The role of Artists, Designers, Architects, and Planners in solving the dilemma of the unhealthy Planet is underestimated, by both the general public and many of those very same creative individuals.

Manifest proposes to reveal through this exhibit, just how poignant, motivating and informative the creative professions can be regarding this area of study, which is so often assumed to be purely scientific. Our goal with GREEN is to present to the public an unusual exhibit, which contains a mixture of works that fit within the broad continuum between Art and Design. GREEN will run from July 15 - August 12, 2005 and will occupy Manifest's Main Gallery and Drawing Room with the possibility of appropriate works being shown in an adjacent private green space. Proposals for developing the greenspace into a drawing/sculpture garden are also encouraged. This exhibit is open to anyone. Professors are encouraged to challenge their students to enter. Open to all media. For details, please visit website.
Location:  Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, 2727 Woodburn Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45206, US
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Community Action Trees Project
Posted by:  Allison Quaid,
Deadline:  June 3, 2005
At the United Nations World Environment Day 2005 (WED) held in San Francisco this June, mayors from around the world will sign urban environmental accords. The Community Action Trees project asks members of the SF community to make a personal environmental accord by stating an action they will take to create a healthier community. The project will take place on the morning of June 3rd during a community celebration for WED.

Volunteers from the community will construct "tree art", which consists of a wooden stake with an artistically arranged rope and leaves made of reused materials such as cloth and paper. Five pieces of tree art will be created which have educational signage related to the five themes of WED: Pure Elements; Redesigning the Metropolis; Cities on the Move; Urban Power and Flower Power.

From afar, the art installation will be seen as an orchard of beautifully decorated trees. Close up, you will see colorful leaves attached to the trunks. Each leaf will state an action that is being taken by a community member to create a healthy and sustainable community. Join us! What will YOU do to create a healthier community?
Location:  Hayes Valley Park, Hayes Street and Octavia, San Francisco, CA, US
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Antarctic Artists and Writers Program
Posted by:  NSF Info Center: (703) 292-5111Deadline:  June 1, 2005
The Antarctic Artists and Writers Program is the component of the U.S. Antarctic Program that provides opportunities for scholars in the humanities (painting, photography, writing, history, and other liberal arts) to be in Antarctica or on the Southern Ocean--at research stations, camps, ships, and wilderness areas--to make observations needed to complete their proposed projects. The purpose of the program is to enable serious writings and the arts that increase understanding of the Antarctic and help document America's antarctic heritage.

The National Science Foundation funds and manages the U.S. Antarctic Program, which is devoted mainly to scientific research and education in support of the National interest in the Antarctic. The program's research and support infrastructure enables access to much of the antarctic region for selected Antarctic Artists and Writers Program projects. It does not normally provide direct financial support to selected applicants. For detailed description and submission instructions, please visit the website.
Location:  National Science Foundation 4201 Wilson Blvd. , Arlington, VA 22230, US
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Abington Art Center and Sculpture Park
Posted by:  Amy Lipton,
Deadline:  June 1, 2005
Currently seeking submissions for both existing outdoor works as well as site specific proposals for a 27 acre Sculpture Park just outside of Philadelphia. The site is mostly woodlands with a few acres of lawns. The art center grounds will be undergoing major changes in the next 2 -3 years including access paths for the public. This work is currently in the planning process with landscape architects. We are seeking outdoor works that can be integrated into the natural setting and will not need heavy maintenance. Works can be ephemeral and/or more permanent and will remain on view for anywhere from three months to one year. Works with an ecological emphasis are preferable. Many sculptures currently on the site will be removed to make way for these changes and for new works.
Location:  515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046, US
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Blue Earth Alliance Photography Projects
Deadline:  June 1, 2005
Blue Earth Alliance sponsors photography projects that educate the public about threatened cultures and endangered environments and matters of current social concern. Blue Earth is primarily interested in work that is educational and informational in nature, and will consider proposals of any geographic scope, involving the photographic medium. No motion picture projects.

The application must include 10 copies of the following:
1) Brief letter (3 pages or less) describing the proposed project and your previous work;
2) Current resume;
3) Proposed budget;
4) Detailed shooting schedule;
5) List of who will be approached for funding;
6) Three references with addresses and phone numbers.
Also please include 1 copy of each of the following:
1) Twenty duplicate slides of recent work, preferably the same type as your proposed project;
2) SASE for return of the slides;
3) Submission fee ($60.00 for non-members, $30.00 for members) Blue Earth accepts proposals twice a year.
Location:  Anna Farr, Blue Earth Alliance Administrative Assistant, P.O.Box 94388, Seattle, WA 98124-6688, US
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Build Community, Art, and Environmental Stewardship for UN World Environment Day in USA, 2005
Posted by:  Allison Quaid, 415-748-1315,
Deadline:  May 31, 2005
Join me in building Global Community Action Trees for the UN World Environment 2005 to be held in San Francisco next year! Global Community Action Trees is an art installation that from afar will appear as an orchard of beautifully decorated trees. As you get closer, you will see that each leaf states an action that is being taken by a community member around the US to create a healthy and environmentally sustainable community.

We want to work with as many as fifty high schools around the nation to make trees from green building materials with leaves of writable surfaces. They will be provided with a curriculum for building the trees and discussion guidelines around actions that individuals can take to create healthy communities.
•To get citizens to make public, written commitments towards creating healthier communities
•Educate high schools students about green materials and actions they can take to increase the health of their community and engage them in a creative, community activity; and
•Inspire individual action on environmental issues by connecting it to concerted community action.
Join Us! We are seeking funding, volunteers and interested high schools to build Global Community Action Trees. Current project partners include: City of San Francisco, Dig-In, and Generation Earth.
Location:  US
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Call for Posters
Posted by:  Rick Melnicoe, Director Western IPM Center,
Deadline:  May 27, 2005
The Western IPM Center requests proposals for posters to be presented at the symposium, Water, Wildlife & Pesticides in the West: Pest Management's Contribution to Solving Environmental Problems. Posters should be relevant to the symposium topics and relate to pest management research and/or extension in urban, agricultural or natural settings. The draft agenda for the symposium is available on our web site. Once we review the poster proposals we will contact the authors with specific guidelines for poster presentations. Selected applicants will be notified by June 16, 2005.
Location:  US
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Mayhews Landing Bat Silo
Posted by:  Henry Corning,
Deadline:  May 23, 2005
Meadowsweet Dairy is accepting applications to join a volunteer team assisting the Bay Area refuge managers of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the construction of a series of environmantal sculptures providing habitat for certain wild species as well as infrastructure for human visitors to the refuges.

Skill sets needed include design, engineering, construction, ecosystem dynamics, open space planning, urban planning, and finance. Team members will build enduring works of art and science which will enhance the mission of these refuges. It is art that works!
Location:  Meadowsweet Dairy 811 Meadowsweet Dr. , Corte Madera, CA 94925, US
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San Antonio River Public Art Master Plan
Posted by:  Tamara Langwell, 210-207-5951,
Deadline:  May 18, 2005
The San Antonio River Authority (SARA), in conjunction with the City of San Antonio Public Art & Design Enhancement Program, requests that qualified consultants respond to a Request for Qualifications for the preparation of a Public Art Master Plan on the San Antonio River Improvement Project (SARIP). The SARIP Public Art Master Plan will support the overall goals and objectives of SARIP, and establish a forward-looking vision and strategy to incorporate future public art projects of aesthetic value that will enhance and benefit the San Antonio River and community.

The Request For Qualifications (RFQ) documents may be obtained at the main office of the San Antonio River Authority or you may also download them from our website. SARA reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.
Location:  San Antonio River Authority, 100 East Guenther Street , San Antonio, TX 78204, US
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SCULPTURE NOW Accepting Proposals for Sculpture in the Public Arena 2005/06
Posted by:  Ann Jon, 413.644.9565,
Deadline:  May 16, 2005
SCULPTURE NOW is currently accepting proposals from established and emerging artists for Sculpture in the Public Arena 2005/06, a juried exhibition of large, outdoor sculpture. The exhibition will be open from August 20, 2005 through April 23, 2006 and will be sited in the parks, squares and streets of several Berkshire towns in Western Massachusetts. The theme, The Power of Place, is intended to promote a response to the Berkshire landscape and the daily life in its towns and villages.

Site specific installations are encouraged. A modest honorarium will be available. The sculptures will be insured. Sales and publicity are actively pursued. To submit (no submission fee) please mail up to 10 slides of existing work, labeled with the artist name, title of work, medium and size, a numbered slide list and/or a visualization of site specific work, a resume (maximum 3 pages), contact information, and a SASE. No electronic submissions or digitally stored images, please.
Location:  SCULPTURE NOW, Post Office Box 482, Great Barrington, MA 01230, US
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Art on Market Street Poster Designs
Posted by:  Judy Moran, 415-252-2586Deadline:  May 16, 2005
The Art on Market Street 2006 Kiosk Poster Series exhibitions will begin in mid-February, 2006, and run through mid-February, 2007, and will include four consecutive series on view for three months each. 24 posters (four sets of six designs by one artist or artist team) will be displayed in 24 triangular kiosks located along Market Street between the Embarcadero and Van Ness Avenue.

The Arts Commission seeks proposals from professional artists with experience in painting, drawing, or photography who are interested in creating six original two-dimensional artworks to be reproduced into a total of 24 posters for display in the kiosks, one poster per kiosk mounted on the pedestrian side. The kiosks are lighted from within at night.

The Art on Market Street Program commissions temporary projects that are site-specific responses to the complex and distinctive character of Market Street, referencing its history, architecture, ecology or cultures. The program seeks to engage pedestrians who might not otherwise have access to contemporary art and to encourage artists to explore new ideas in a public setting. Applicants need to develop a proposal for a new project with a series of six related images that are relevant to Market Street specifically. As there are four repeating series of six original images, it is not possible to create one special image for a specific site along Market Street. For more information, please visit website.
Location:  San Francisco Arts Commission, Art on Market Street 2005 Kiosk Poster Series, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240 , San Francisco, CA 94102, US
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Bay Area Artist Residencies at the Contemporary Artists Center
Posted by:  Residency Manager Ven Voisey,
Deadline:  May 15, 2005
Thanks to the lobbying of a few San Francisco Bay Area artists organizations, the Contemporary Artists Center in North Adams, MA (CAC NAMA) has chosen to award a minimum 40% fellowship to all artists living or working in the SF Bay Area who apply for residencies by the summer (May 15) or fall (July 15) deadline. Additionally we will provide one Bay Area artist with a 100% fellowship for a two-week artist residency. The artist will be chosen by LoBot Gallery Director, Adam Hatch, from among all the applications received at the CAC by the postmark date of May 15.

CAC NAMA focuses on emerging, professional contemporary artists. We seek artists who want to produce, explore, test new concepts and take an active role in making the CAC a new type of Research & Development art laboratory. CAC NAMA accepts artists for residencies who offer quality in their art and encourages diversity of style, medium and concepts. Please apply by priority deadlines for consideration. Award amounts range from $50/wk to full cost.
Location:  189 Beaver St. , North Adams MA 01247, US
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Riverbend Sculpture Biennial
Posted by:  270-685-3181,
Deadline:  May 6, 2005
RIVERBEND SCULPTURE BIENNIAL, sponsored by the Owensboro, Kentucky Public Art Commission, seeks professional artists to design site-specific outdoor sculptures. Seven commissions totaling $380,000 are available. For Prospectus or entry information contact us by email or by address below. $25 entry/processing fee.
Location:  Owensboro Museum of Fine Art 901 Frederica St., Owensboro, KY 42301, US
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Action in Place: Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability
Deadline:  May 1, 2005
Join us to celebrate and learn from the experiences of those involved in community-based initiatives to promote environmental, economic, and community sustainability. While globalism is an undeniable force in our lives, projects rooted in specific places, cultures and communities are pockets of hope for democratic and social action. These educational and activist projects, while often modest in their scope, are multifaceted in their approaches. Traditional boundaries between environmental, cultural, social and economic issues and constituencies may dissolve as activists engage with the day-to-day issues that transcend these categories. We will bring together people who have engaged in community and place-based initiatives and those who want to examine such opportunities and issues.

We want to showcase place and regionally based programs of education and action promoting environmental and community sustainability, and to advance the development and implementation of such programs. We welcome proposals for presentations, full panels, and other activities that address the conference theme in diverse ways. For more information, including what should be included in your proposal, visit the conference's web site.
Location:  Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont, US
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Seeking Ideas About Sustainable Exhibition Design
Posted by:  Rachel Furnari,
Deadline:  May 1, 2005
Sustainable design has become a major force within the fields of architecture and product design, but has not yet permeated museum practice. Exhibitions require tremendous resources. While curators and preparators often follow common-sense sustainable strategies—such as reusing walls or exhibition furniture from one exhibition to the next—the pursuit of environmental sustainability within exhibition design has not yet surfaced as a widely held, institutionally supported priority. How can we apply lessons from other fields to museum practice? Can we develop a set of best practices for balancing aesthetic, economic, ethical, and environmental concerns within exhibition design?

In conjunction with our exhibition, Beyond Green: Towards a Sustainable Art (Fall 2005), the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago seeks news from the field about if / how our colleagues are incorporating sustainable design into the planning, production, and disassembly of temporary exhibitions. Are you already applying sustainable design principles to the production of publications and interpretive materials; to the design of exhibition spaces and furniture; using non-toxic paints; finding creative ways to reuse materials and reduce waste; etc.? Do you see areas that sustainable design could be useful but have not yet been applied within your institution, your practice, the field? We're interested in hearing about challenges/roadblocks as well as learning of possible solutions. The results of this research will be made public. Please send comments and questions via email.
Location:  Chicago, IL, US

Watermill Center Summer Program
Posted by:  Krista Fabian DeCastro, Program Director,
Deadline:  April 30, 2005
The Watermill Center is accepting applications for our Summer Program 2005, which will run from July 15-August 15, 2005. The Center, located on Long Island, New York, was founded by artistic director Robert Wilson in 1992. The Center supports a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to the arts, providing a fertile ground for emerging visual, performing and design artists to experiment, create, research and experience new modes of expression.

During the annual Summer Program, approximately 100 participants from over 20 countries live and work together in a stimulating community, exploring their own interests while observing and collaborating with internationally renowned professionals. All participants at Watermill take part in landscaping and upkeep of the Center's grounds, establishing a live-work environment that reflects the idea that an artist works differently in an environment that he/she has helped to create and maintain. Application available via the website.
Location:  Applications to: Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation 155 Wooster Street, Suite 4F , New York, NY 10012, US
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Fourth Annual ‘SUBMERGE’ Art and Environment Festival
Posted by:  718-802-9874,
Deadline:  April 30, 2005
Now accepting entries for the 4th Annual 'SUBMERGE' Art and Environment Festival 2005. This competetive festival brings films, videos, photography and environmental remediation exhibits from local and international artists that celebrate or raise public awareness to water-related issues. For video and films; video art, documentary, experimental, shorts are welcomed. For photography; all genres are accepted. Photographs must be exhibit-ready and matted. Please limit photographs to three per entry. Environmental Remediation Exhibits are by invitation only.

The festival travels to various venues around NY Harbor from June to October. Winning entries will posted our website and notified by email. Submit your film, video and photography with biography and brief description of artwork to the address below. For more information, please visit our website.
Location:  Submerge Art and Environmental Festival, 89 Pioneer Street, Lowel Level, Brooklyn, NY 11231, US
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Tri-Art Gallery Call for Submissions
Posted by:  Dave Mitchell,
Deadline:  April 30, 2005
Currently seeking submissions for consignment works of both existing outdoor works as well as site specific proposals for a 2.5 acre Outdoor Retail Sculpture Gallery in Eastern Washington State. The site is in a cherry orchard on the bank of the Yakima River and opens in May, 2005. The Gallery grounds will provide access to the river, wildlife, and sculpture.
Location:  2815 Van Giesen, Richland, WA 99354, US
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Art and Social Change
Deadline:  April 30, 2005
Social Justice, a quarterly journal, is planning a summer 2006 issue on "Art and Social Change." We are seeking contributions that explore the role of art and artists, broadly defined to include visual artists, writers, performers, designers, filmmakers, etc." in the progressive transformation of public consciousness, identities, discourses, and institutions. The contents of the issue will include articles of a theoretical nature, empirical and historical studies, topical critiques, pedagogical concerns, and possibly review essays of books, performances, or exhibitions. We welcome submissions that include visual images.

Deadline for submissions: Proposals (2-3 pages) for articles due April 30, 2005. Completed manuscripts due August 1, 2005. Final revisions for accepted papers will be due in late 2005. Article submissions should not exceed 25 double-spaced 8.5" by 11" manuscript pages (roughly 6,500 words), in a 12-point font and with one-inch margins. The page length includes the "Notes" section (for substantive additions to the text) and the "References" section (where full citations amplify the abbreviated in-text references for books or periodicals, e.g., by author name and publication date.) Include a brief biographical sketch with complete mailing address and e-mail.

Submissions should be sent as follows: Proposals may be sent by e-mail to and For completed manuscripts, an e-mail attachment (PC-compatible) should be sent to, and three hard copies should be mailed to the address below.
Location:  Ed McCaughan and Emmanuel David, Sociology Department, Box 30, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118, US

City of Oakland Call for Art
Posted by:  Roberta Babcock, (510) 238-2155Deadline:  April 29, 2005
The Public Art Program of the Oakland Cultural Arts Department invites Oakland artists and artist teams to submit concept proposals for artwork to be incorporated into the lobby of the new Carmen Flores Community Center in Oakland, California's Fruitvale District. Total budget: $23,000. The theme should capture the history and spirit of Carmen Flores and Josie D. de la Cruz. There are several options for different types of art in the community/recreation center. For more information as well as design guidelines, please visit website.

An informational meeting will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 5:00 pm at Carmen Flores Community Center, 1637 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland. Interested artists will have an opportunity to talk to the project team and community representatives, examine the lobby, make measurements and look at construction documents.
Location:  City of Oakland - Public Art Program Cultural Arts Department 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 9th floor, Attn: Carmen Flores Community Center Public Art, Oakland, CA 94612, US
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Public Art Opportunity: Rockridge -Temescal Greenbelt
Posted by:  Roberta Babcock, (510) 238-2155Deadline:  April 29, 2005
The City of Oakland in conjunction with Friends of Rockridge-Temescal Greenbelt (FROG) is seeking a public artist or artist team to design art elements to be incorporated into Phase II development of the Rockridge-Temescal Greenbelt in north Oakland. The goal of the artwork project is to help orient park users to the entire Greenbelt path by designing and placing identification markers or sculptures which highlight various park features, locations, connections and entrances.

The design elements should contribute to a distinct identity for the Rockridge-Temescal Greenbelt. The artwork/markers need to engage and intrigue viewers both young and old in such a way that they will be interested in exploring the entire length of the Greenbelt. Integrating sound elements into the artwork would also be considered.

An informational meeting will be held Thursday, April 14, 2005 from 7-8 pm at Rockridge Library, 5366 College Ave, Oakland. Interested artists will have an opportunity to talk to the FROG Park project team members and community representatives and look at look at greenbelt plan and construction documents. Please visit website for more details.
Location:  City of Oakland - Public Art Program Cultural Arts Department 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 9th Floor, Attn: Rockridge-Temescal Greenbelt Project, Oakland, CA 94612
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Laveen Watercourse Public Art Project
Posted by:  Chris Kelley, (602) 534-5084,
Deadline:  April 27, 2005
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture invites artists and artist teams to submit qualifications for a new public art project. An artist or artist team will be commissioned to develop a proposal for artistic and functional enhancements to the Laveen Watercourse in Phoenix, Arizona. Finalists will be invited to recommend approaches to enhancing the Watercourse green space. Possibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Stand-alone sculpture
• Landscape modifications
• Seating nodes
• Shade structures
• Pavement enhancements

This project is open to any professional artist or artist team. In addition to an artist, a team may include, but is not limited to: another artist, an architect, landscape architect, or other technical consultants. Anticipated total cost for design, fabrication, and installation of public art enhancements is $200,000 - $300,000. For more details, please visit website.
Location:  Phoenix, AZ, US
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SCIART Funding Available in 2005
Posted by:  Verity Slater, +44 (0)20 7611 8332,
Deadline:  April 22, 2005
SCIART offers £500,000 per year to further support and encourage innovative arts projects investigating biomedical science and its social contexts. Collaboration between art and science is a buoyant field of activity. Visual art, music, digital media, film, creative writing and the performing arts provide fresh and exciting ways of interacting with scientific research, intriguing and captivating spectators and engaging a wide range of audiences in scientific issues.

Projects should aim to explore new modes of enquiry and stimulate fresh thinking and debate in both disciplines. Innovation and experimentation are crucial. At the same time projects should be accessible to diverse audiences and should attempt to engage the public in the philosophical and ethical issues that surround contemporary biomedical science. The nominated project coordinator or organisation should be based in the UK and the eventual outcome should be first disseminated in the UK.

Two SCIART awards are available:
1. Research and Development Awards [to £15,000]
2. Production Awards [from £50 000]
For more information on how to apply, please visit our website.
Location:  sciart, The Wellcome Trust, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, GB
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Artist Gathering to Celebrate and Honor the Earth (p.s. Everyone is an Artist)
Posted by:  RSVP (suggested but not required) to Zach Pine,
Deadline:  April 23, 2005
Come celebrate Earth Day by joining professional artists, community members and passers by in an art in nature event on the edge of the Pacific. Using sand, rocks, and found objects off the beach, we will have fun collaboratively creating a vast, temporary site-specific sculpture. The very end of the day will be reserved for working in silence and listening to the sounds of nature and our work. Images of the completed work will be posted on 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bring a picnic! Rain, fog, or shine, the gathering will take place.
Location:  South end of Stinson Beach, CA, US
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Apply for San Jose Public Art Pool
Posted by:  (408) 277-5144 ext. 18,
Deadline:  April 22, 2005
As part of the City's ongoing Capital Improvement Program as well as special bond projects, the City of San Jose, California is undertaking construction, replacement or expansion of several public facilities. Many of these projects will have a public art component. This is a call to artists for the general artist pool used for public art projects within the City. Artists are selected by community-based panels from this pre-approved pool. Artists being considered for a project are contacted to ensure availability and interest.

Public art budgets typically range from $25,000 to $250,000. These budgets include design, fabrication, installation, all required insurance and all costs associated with the public art. Artists who are U.S. residents are invited to apply. Artists who have previously applied to the pool are encouraged to re-apply. For detailed information, please visit our website.
Location:  Office of Cultural Affairs - Public Art Program, Attn: Brooke Jones, 365 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113, US
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Noorderlicht 2005 - Last Call Submissions
Posted by:  Wim Melis, Curator for Traces & Omens, +31 50 318 2227,
Deadline:  April 20, 2005
The selection of entries for Traces & Omens, the main exhibition of this year's festival, is in progress. We are impressed by the quality of series and by the way this year's general theme (the visual representation of 'time') is dealt with. Works can still be sent in up until April 20th on both Traces (of the past) and Omens ('older' series that on hindsight seem to be imbued with a predictive value or contemporary work that tries to portray the present as a moment en route to the future). What strikes us at this stage is that photographers seem to be more focused on the past than on the future. Traces & Omens however does not only intend to make past flows of time emphatically visible, but also directs itself to the ways in which a future can be visually presented as part of the present. For a list of themes, please see our website.

We're not so much looking for series in which these developments are shown in a 'journalistic' way. What we are looking for however is work in which these developments are suggested and imagined photographically: images made in the present that make a future almost tangible. Of course the reverse is also possible: series of work made in the past that in retrospect possess an uncanny prophetic touch.
Location:  Stichting Fotografie Noorderlicht Munnekeholm 10 9711 JA Groningen, NL
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Art of Resistance - Call for Artist Workshops
Deadline:  April 16, 2005
Art of Resistance: 2nd Annual Political Artists Conference in Seattle creating social change through art, May 14 - 15, 2005. We're looking for more workshops on political drama, dance, poetry, hip-hop, history, visual art, and anything else with vision and transformative power.

The deadline is April 16, but we will consider proposals on a space/time available basis through the month of April. Please let us know as soon as possible if you will be submitting a late proposal. We always appreciate donated art for our fundraising efforts at the Fremont and Capitol Hill markets. Please email requests for the address.
Location:  8017 Stroud Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98103, US
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Visuals and Voices: A Traveling Eco-Art, Photography & Poetry Show for San Francisco Bay Area Teens
Posted by:  Laura Grossmann,
Deadline:  April 15, 2005
Are you creative? Express your feelings about the environment in any creative way you choose and submit your entry to EarthTeam's Visuals and Voices for your opportunity to have your work shown throughout the Bay Area!

Visuals and Voices is being planned by high school students of the EarthTeam Youth Coalition. The Kickoff will be on May 29, 2005 at the Oakland Museum and will be a recognized part of the United Nations 60th Anniversary Celebration hosted by the SF Bay Area. The theme for the 60th is the environment. There will be dignitaries in attendance. The art, photography and poetry will travel to galleries, libraries and other locations around the Bay Area for 12 months with a one month exhibit at each location.

Teachers - Get your students involved! The three categories are: Art, Photography, & Poetry. At least 3 winners will be chosen from each category to receive cash prizes or gift certificates. Winning poets will be invited to read their poetry at the Kickoff. Winning art and many selected entries will be displayed at the Kickoff and throughout the Bay Area during the year-long Road Trip. For entry guidelines and other information, please visit our website.
Location:  US
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The Zoology of the Self: Animals in the Imaginal Life
Deadline:  April 15, 2005
Soul of the Ark is seeking artists to display their work in "The Zoology of the Self: Animals in the Imaginal Life," an online exhibition of art that explores the ways in which animals inhabit our imaginations. We are not looking for a fantastic beastiary, although any animals that appear in your work may have whatever form your imagination gives them. We are looking for strong, original work that addresses the theme of imaginal animals in your dreams, fantasies, and reveries: what you imagine in the rustling of leaves when you're in a dark wood at night; the cat who reads your mind; the bear you wanted to marry; the snake that sometimes coils around your heart; and the tracks that lead you into a deeper terrain.

Dates: June, July and August, 2005
Eligibility and Entry: All artists are eligible. Drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, digital art, sculpture, and mixed media may be submitted in digital photograph form. Artists may submit up to three pieces. For more information, please visit website.
Location:  Soul of the Ark Institute for Environmental Art and Education P.O. Box 2478, South Hamilton, MA 01982, US
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Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies
Posted by:  John Hausdoerffer, Ph.D., (727) 864-8307,
Deadline:  April 15, 2005
Eckerd College seeks someone with training in environmental studies and a specialization in the humanities to teach in our thriving environmental studies discipline for the academic year spanning from 8/05-5/06. We will be advertising for a tenure track position with similar requirements in the fall of 2005. The visitor will teach sections of introduction to environmental studies, environmental literature, and environmental ethics. We are looking for candidates who have completed their PhD or who will do so shortly. Please send vita, cover letter discussing teaching and research interests, teaching evaluations, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation by mail.
Location:  Dr. Beth Forys, NAS, Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. So., St. Petersburg, FL 33711, US

Request for Proposals for Art on National Recreation Trails
Posted by:  Charles Tracy, 617-223-5210,
Deadline:  April 9, 2005
Art & Community Landscapes (ACL) is a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Park Service (NPS), and the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) to encourage site-based art that serves as a catalyst for increased environmental awareness and stewardship. In 2005, in partnership with American Trails and the National Recreation Trails Roundtable, we are pleased to announce a new round of funding for art projects exclusively for National Recreation Trails.

We are currently seeking proposals from National Recreation Trail managing agencies and their respective partner organizations (e.g., friends of the trail, local land trust, or community group) interested in working with an artist on a trail art project. If selected, trail managers and partners will play an active role in the artist selection process managed by NEFA and in facilitating community involvement in a trail art project. They will also be required to participate in fundraising efforts in collaboration with NEFA and assist with an arts-related public event on National Trails Day.

The selected artist will work with selected National Recreation Trail managers, their partner organizations, and local communities for approximately one year, under contract to NEFA. The artist will develop and implement a site-based art project designed to involve the community and celebrate or interpret the National Recreation Trail. Please visit website for more details.
Location:  US
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UCLA Extension offers Into the Dream Box with Dominique Moody
Posted by:  Helen Williams,
Deadline:  April 4, 2005
In this era of creative thought, it is said that we should think "outside the box," and we should--but what is inside the box is just as important. If creativity resides deep within our psyche then we can envision our heads as vessels which contain a universe of expression. Our dreams, thoughts, knowledge, and consciousness reflect our external experiences in the form of a symbolic language of visual imagery. These dreams create a mystical narrative that is both uniquely personal and universally human.

In this course, students embark on a journey into the dream box of the mind, open the lid to an internal universe, and learn to express the stories that inspire thinking inside and outside the box. Using recycled, salvaged, and found objects of treasure, these media transform our dreams into visible stories of sculptural form. Fee: $105. Dominique Moody, BA, has been a collage/assemblage artist for over 25 years.
Location:  1010 Westwood Blvd, Westwood Village, Los Angeles, CA 90024, US
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2005 World Conference on Ecological Restoration
Deadline:  April 1, 2005
On behalf of the Society for Ecological Restoration International, the Organizing Committee invites you to participate in the 2005 World Conference on Ecological Restoration which will be held in Zaragoza, Spain, Europe. Among other discussion topics the event will include a panel discussion on eco-art. At the beginning of the XXI century, ecological restoration arises as a global challenge for the improvement of our living planet through the study and practice of the restoration of degraded sites and ecosystems and to be incorporated as a positive aspect of the globalization process. You are kindly invited to visit our web page which has information on all aspects of this conference. We look forward to seeing you in Zaragoza.
Location:  Auditorium of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, ES
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Wandering Bohemian Studio and Gallery Seeks Artists
Posted by:  Shelly Slocum,
Deadline:  March 21, 2005
The Wandering Bohemian studio and Gallery is taking consignment artists that join art and ecological principles to promote a healthy community. Please email for more information.
Location:  111 main street , Lexington, KY 40508, US

Eyebeam and LMCC’s Call for Social Sculpture Commission
Deadline:  February 20, 2005
Eyebeam and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) would like to announce an open call for the Social Sculpture Commission, supporting work that engages the public in new ways. The program, running from March - August '05, provides a 6-month grant of digital production services at Eyebeam's studios (including moving image/sound production, programming and systems design), a stipend of $20,000 for producing the work, and public development support from LMCC.

The commissioned project can take a variety of forms, including gaming, tactical media, network, interactive installation, moving image or conceptual projects that blur traditional boundaries between production, education, performance and exhibition. Though projects will culminate in some form of final work / intervention / demonstration, the process by which these experiences come about will be strongly considered. For detailed information, please visit website.
Location:  New York, NY, US
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Déjà Vu All Over Again Recycled Art Show
Posted by:  Marilyn Brackney,
Deadline:  March 19, 2005
In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Earth Day, we are pleased to invite artists to apply for Déjà Vu All over Again, an art and fine craft show featuring artists who reuse and recycle materials. Sponsored by kidscommons Children's Museum, the Columbus Area Arts Council and the Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District, this juried show will be held in downtown Columbus, Indiana from 10:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 23.

In order to be eligible, work must be made by reusing or recycling preconsumer and/or postconsumer waste materials. Preconsumer waste consists of scrap materials that have never been used. Examples include mill end yarn pieces and small scraps of fabric. Postconsumer waste are things like magazines, newspapers, and used furniture. Some of the crafts that will be exhibited include weaving, metal sculpture, woodcarving, jewelry, and papier maché. Purchase awards totaling $1,000 will be given, and there is no entry fee. Artists who live in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Kentucky are eligible to participate.
Location:  Déjà Vu All over Again c/o kidscommons Children's Museum 325 The Commons Centre, Columbus, IN 47201, US
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Call for Media-Based Artwork: Groundworks
Posted by:  Patrick Deegan,
Deadline:  March 18, 2005
The exhibition "Groundworks: Environmental Collaboration in Contemporary Art" is being organized at the Regina Miller Gallery at Carnegie-Mellon University for the Fall of 2005. The exhibition will include a range of collaborative projects addressing environmental issues both nationally and internationally.

Work is sought for the media component of this exhibition, which will be presented in a dedicated media gallery space. We seek collaborative, media-based projects (either original media pieces or documentation of completed collaborative projects) that creatively engage the mechanisms of policy policy and planning used to govern a given ecosystem. A diverse range of of ecosystems may be considered, including urban, rural, uninhabited, or virtual (e.g. internet) systems. Engagement may include direct renewal of the system, strategies of agency and social participation, or others, but should strive to be conscious of its aesthetic and ethical framework. We are especially seeking web-based, computer-based or video pieces (DVD, VHS, etc.).
Location:  Send Proposals and inquiries to: Patrick Deegan, Dept. of Art History, VIS 0084 UCSD, La Jolla, CA 92093, US

Man and Nature: A Photographic Exhibition
Posted by:  Kathy Umlauf,
Deadline:  March 16, 2005
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Man and Nature. June 1 -­ July 31. A photographic exhibition that will explore the relationship of man and nature. All forms of photography and digital imagery will be accepted. There is a $20 jury fee. Cash awards.
Location:  Send #10 SASE for prospectus to: Northwest Cultural Council Gallery, 5999 New Wilke Rd., Suite 307 Dept.109 , Rolling Meadows, IL 60008, US
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EcoArts: Lake County Sculpture Walk
Posted by:  Karen Turcotte,
Deadline:  March 15, 2005
Outdoor Sculpture Walk in Dialog with Nature! EcoArts of Lake County is looking for artists to create sculptures displayed for public viewing from mid-May to mid-October 2005 along the central trail of a 107 acre County Park in Middletown, CA (1/2 hour north of Calistoga, Napa Valley). Artists are invited to engage in a public dialog with nature utilizing materials or messages with minimal impact to the environment. No insurance for theft or vandalism, no stipend... but longevity, resume piece, lots of press and the gratitude of the public. A DVD tour of works will also be made. The sculpture walk is the only public art venue for the public in this entire semi-rural county that is so close to the Bay Area!
Location:  US
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Call for Artists - Measure DD Public Art: Studio One Art Center
Posted by:  Christin Hablewitz, 510.238.2105,
Deadline:  March 15, 2005
The City of Oakland Public Art Program seeks a qualified artist or team of artists to design, fabricate and install public art elements for the exterior entrance area of Studio One Art Center, located in the Temescal district of Oakland, California. The commissioned public art project will celebrate the creative purpose of Studio One and will be integrated into the plaza, performance space and/or lawn areas of the front entrance. The selected artist or artist team will consult and collaborate with Shah Kawasaki Architects and PGA Design, lead architects and landscape designers, respectively, on the Studio One improvements, as well as the community organization Friends of Studio One.

Potential locations of art elements include, but are not limited to: front plaza, lawn/landscaping, performance/activity space (from building to sidewalk at 45th St.) design or structural enhancements earthworks, environmental and ecological art functional seating or other street furniture examples: pavers, surface treatments, concrete/metal work, lighting, multi-media, sculptural, etc. Project Budget: Approximately $100,000. Please see website for detailed information.
Location:  Deliver materials to: City of Oakland Cultural Arts Department, ATTN: Measure DD Public Art Program, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 9th Floor , Oakland, CA 94612, US
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Mourner Wanted
Posted by:  Bruce Burris,
Deadline:  March 15, 2005
----------Help Wanted----------
Mourner wanted to grieve for the loss of natural habitat in the Beaumont Center (Lexington, Kentucky) area. Mourner is required to mourn for loss of natural habitat, meditate on the reasons for it's destruction, apologize for our culture's behavior and offer prayers of healing. Mourner is asked to do these things while walking around Beaumont Circle for a period of one hour. Mourning will be documented but not publicized as a real time event. Honorarium: $100.00. To Apply: No more than 100 words on why you want to mourn for the loss of habitat in the Beaumont Center, Lexington, Kentucky area. Applications accepted by email only.
Location:  Lexington, KY, US

2005 International Small Works Exhibition - CALL FOR ENTRIES
Posted by:  Brian Gill, 505-820-0114,
Deadline:  March 11, 2005
Red Dot Fine Art will hold its 2nd Annual International Small Works Exhibition April 1st to April 16th at Red Dot Fine Art located on historic Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM. The exhibition call is open to all individuals working in two dimensional and three dimensional work in any media that is 16" x 16" or smaller. There is a non refundable $30.00 entry fee for up to three works and additional $5.00 fee for each additional work. FOR PROSPECTUS: or send a SASE to address below.
Location:  Red Dot Fine Art, ATTN: Small Works Exhibition, 616 ½ B Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501, US
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2005 EarthDance: A Short-Attention Span Environmental Film Festival
Posted by:  Zakary Zide, 510-238-3818,
Deadline:  March 1, 2005
The 2005 EarthDance Short-Attention-Span Environmental Film Festival is an exciting event that takes an intriguing look at a variety of humorous, documentary, artistic, and dramatic short films by a slew of international independent filmmakers. Showcasing the best of amateur and professional endeavors, EarthDance serves to promote environmental awareness while encouraging individuals to tell their unique stories. This year's top twelve films will address the topic of urban, rural and wild environments in a 5-15 minute format (all films, shown together, total approximately 90 minutes). Awards for this year's EarthDance Film Festival will be presented during a live ceremony at the end of the screening. Categories include Best of the Fest, Most Humorous and Audience Favorite.

To submit films for consideration:
* Film Maker's name, Bio and contact information (including email).
* Exact length and production year of film / video.
* VHS tape / DVD with name and contact information written on tape / DVD.
* Title of film / video.
* 25 word description of film / video.
Location:  The Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street , Oakland, CA 94607, US
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Notions of Expenditure
Posted by:  Laurie Palmer,
Deadline:  March 1, 2005
The Notions of Expenditure project solicits practical proposals:
·to convert power from single machines to a useful secondary purpose, or to divert it to a collective power storage device or to the grid, and/or
·to redesign gyms as power generating hubs, and/or
·to link together gym-powerhubs to create a massive power network.

The project also invites proposals that represent through diagram, image, conceptual text, story, or working model links between bodily expenditure and energy consumption in the current context of global environmental devastation and the US war in Iraq. Pragmatic designs are requested. Less specifically pragmatic, and more speculative, symbolic, or even satirical, designs are also encouraged. In addition to seeking real solutions to supply energy, the initiative intends to draw attention to everyday energy use, and the links between daily practices and larger social and political events and policies.

This is not a competition, per se, but will result in a public exhibition of all the submissions. We will not choose, award, or realize a "winning" design. However, the possibility that one or more of the designs might in fact be adapted is always possible and we will do our best to publicize the work. The incentive for entering might be a desire to contribute to collective problem-solving, to address a challenge with inventiveness, expertise, passion, humor, intelligence, playfulness, seriousness, sarcasm, or any combination of the above, and/or to have one's work presented publicly. All proposals remain the property of their creators.
Location:  Notions of Expenditure c/o Laurie Palmer 3240 W Warren Blvd. , Chicago, IL 60624, US
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San Francisco Arts Commission: Qualified Artists for Public Art Projects
Posted by:  Jennifer Lovvorn, (415) 252-2594,
Deadline:  March 1, 2005
The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) is seeking to establish a pre-qualified pool of professional artists for a variety of public art projects located at San Francisco International Airport, Recreation and Park facilities, and at other locations. The Arts Commission encourages artists using a variety of artistic approaches and media to apply. Sites may include building interiors, exteriors and natural park settings. Eligibility: These commissions are open to practicing, professional artists working in all durable, permanent materials residing in the United States. However, some individual projects may have geographic limitations. For more information please visit our website.
Location:  In and around San Francisco, CA, US
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Posted by:  Lois and Franziska Weinberger,
Deadline:  February 28, 2005
A worldwide garden for all those who want to participate. We would like to see the emergence of a garden without boundaries-a fictitious / planted space, or a global ruderal area. Your contributions will make us delve into natural, cultural, and artistic phenomena. The documentation (plant photos and texts) we receive will form a new cosmos-the specimens will be planted in a virtual garden, in climatic and soil conditions conducive to plant growth. We plan also to print out selected contributions, show them in exhibitions, and publish a catalog. This project is ongoing.
Location:  US
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Kamiyama Artist in Residence (Tokushima, Japan)
Posted by:  Shinya Ominami,
Deadline:  February 28, 2005
The Kamiyma Artist in Residence (KAIR) Committee announces application information for KAIR 2005 (September 20 - November 14). Residencies are offered to painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, land art and other art making. For application forms and submission guidelines, please see website.
Location:  100 Honnoma, Jinryo, Kamiyama-cho Myozai-gun, Tokushima Prefecture 771-3395, JP
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Integrated Art Project at East Hill Skate Park
Posted by:  253 856-5058,
Deadline:  February 28, 2005
Artists are invited to submit qualification to be considered for an integrated art project at East Hill Skate Park. Finalists will be asked to meet with park designers to identify location, art opportunities, and materials for integrated art at a unique park that combines the needs of active youth with those of seniors. Artist's chosen to develop a project proposal will be paid a $500 honorarium. Project budget: $20,000.
Location:  East Hill Skate Park, 11525 SE 240th Street, Kent, Washington 98032, US
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Public Art Opportunity: City of Kent, Washington
Posted by:  (253) 856-5050,
Deadline:  February 28, 2005
The City of Kent Arts Commission invites artists or art teams to submit qualifications to be considered for a public art opportunity at the 29 acre Service Club Ballfields site. Finalist will be chosen to develop a proposal for an entry element to the ballfields which will be constructed at SE 288th St and 144th Ave SE in Kent, Washington. Budget: $15,000. Three artists will be chosen from the pool of applicants to complete a proposal for an entry element into the park and to suggest other art opportunities for consideration. Artist/team selected to complete a proposal will be paid a $500 honorarium.
Location:  Kent, WA, US
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Native American Influenced Exterior Art at Three Friends Fishing Hole
Posted by:  (253) 856-5050,
Deadline:  February 28, 2005
Puget Sound Duwamish artists or an art team with Duwamish member are invited to apply for exterior art opportunities at Three Friends Fishing Hole in Kent, Washington. The park, located on the Green River near the area historically used by local Native Americans, will include disabled fishing access. Art may include artist-made features such as railings and integrated or freestanding art referencing the history of the site. Finalists will be chosen from the pool of applicants to complete a proposal for artwork that may include artist-made building parts such as railings, free-standing artwork, or inclusions into built features. Artist/team selected to complete a proposal will be paid a $500 honorarium. Budget: $10,000 + possible construction credits.
Location:  Kent, WA, US
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Russell Road Park Art Collaboration
Posted by:  253 856-5058,
Deadline:  February 28, 2005
Professional artists are invited to submit qualification for an exterior-sited participatory art project at Russell Road Park in Kent, Washington. The artist will collaborate with Parks Maintenance workers and interested community members to site, develop concepts and design art for this award-wining ballpark. Design Fee: $3,000.
Location:  Russell Road Park, Kent, WA, US
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The Art House, More than 12 Residency Opportunity
Posted by:  Rachael: 01302 368 555,
Deadline:  February 28, 2005
Working in partnership, the Art House is offering a residency for an emerging visual artist to develop their creative practice, with professional development support. Due to run during May - June, the residency will be hosted by English Nature, the government agency that champions the conservation of wildlife. English Nature is seeking an artist who will respond to the ambience and features of Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve (perhaps better known as Thorne and Hatfield Moors). The site of extensive commercial peat extraction until only recently, the reserve is the most extensive area of lowland peat bog in England, and is located just outside Doncaster. Do apply if you are keen to respond to the natural environment in some way (any medium), and are prepared to work in a relatively isolated location!
Location:  The Art House, Doncaster College, Waterdale, Doncaster DN1 3EX, GB
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Project Manager for L+ANS at Gunpowder Park
Posted by:  Sherry Dobbin,
Deadline:  February 18, 2005
Salary: £22 - £24,000 pa, commensurate with experience.
Landscape + Arts Network Services (L+ANS), a non profit company specialising in arts and the environment, is looking for a project manager to assist in the delivery of the Green Heart Partnership (GHP): a 3-year arts/environment initiative funded by Arts Council England, East, Hertfordshire County Council, the local authorities of Hertfordshire and Lee Valley Regional Park Authority. The project was launched in October 2004 and will run until September 2007 generating partnerships across Hertfordshire that will achieve growth and capacity between the arts and environment sectors. Short-listed candidates will be contacted on 21 February. Interviews will be held on Friday, 25 February 2005 in Gunpowder Park. For details please visit website below.
Location:  Gunpowder Park, The Field Station, Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 3GP, GB
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City of Coral Springs: Exhibition and Purchase of Artworks
Posted by:  Chris Glatz, 954.344.5910,
Deadline:  February 15, 2005
The City of Coral Springs, Florida, public art program seeks up to ten outdoor artworks for a sculpture exhibition in June 2005. $60,000 has been reserved to purchase works. $1,000 exhibition fee per artists. The project is open to any professional visual artist with experience implementing their ideas and work in the public realm. Artist or Professional Artist means a practitioner in the visual arts, generally recognized by critics and peers as a professional of serious intent and ability. For more information, please visit website
Location:  Coral Springs, FL, US
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Calling all Volunteers to the Teaneck Creek Conservancy!
Posted by:  Mary Arnold, Executive Director, 201.836.2403,
Deadline:  February 8, 2005
Help create a new county and community park at the junction of I-80 and the NJ Turnpike! Sign up to join one of the Teaneck Creek Conservancy's Creek Corps volunteer programs at a one-hour meeting. The meeting will take place at the Conservancy's offices on East Oakdene Avenue starting at 7:30 p.m. Visit their new website for directions and more information about the organization. At the meeting, the Conservancy staff and volunteer leaders will be on hand to explain programs and sign up volunteers.

The Conservancy's Creek Corps volunteer programs offer a wide range of service opportunities, including:
Turtle Peace Labyrinth: Gardeners are needed to weed, plant native plantings, and keep the labyrinths pathways clear of leaves.
Help-an-Artist: Artists work at the Teaneck Creek Conservancy on facilities, eco-art, and programs. Help create and maintain eco-art works.
Location:  20 East Oakdene Avenue , Teaneck, NJ 07666, US
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Canal & White River State Park Cultural District: Interpretive Master Plan
Posted by:  Cathi Wineland, 317.466.1250,
Deadline:  February 8, 2005
The Canal & White River State Park Cultural District in Indianapolis, Indiana is seeking a collaborative, interdisciplinary team to develop an Interpretive Master Plan for this highly visible District in Downtown Indianapolis. With input from Canal stakeholders and organizations, the selected design team will draft a vision to utilize the three miles of walkway space found along the Canal as an interactive outdoor educational "classroom" to tell the story of the District's past, present and future. Phase II of the project, also to be completed by the selected Team, will be the implementation of one or more installations as outlined in their approved Plan. For more information and for a RFQ, please visit website.
Location:  Indianapolis, IN, US
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The Sixth Biennial Conference of ASLE: “Being in the World, Living with the Land”
Posted by:  Allison Wallace,
Deadline:  February 1, 2005
The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) invites proposals for its Sixth Biennial Conference, to be held 21-25 June 2005 at the University of Oregon in Eugene. Taking as our theme "Being in the World, Living with the Land," we seek proposals for papers (15-minute presentation time), panels, roundtables, poster sessions, workshops, and other oral performances that pertain to relations of language, place, and culture. As always, we welcome interdisciplinary approaches and readings of environmentally-inflected creative nonfiction and poetry.

Proposals are especially encouraged on (but not limited to) the following topics:
* Literature of Working Landscapes (farms, ranches, forests, fisheries, etc.)
* Coastal Literature/Literature of the Pacific Rim
* Riparian/Mountain Nature and Nature Writing
* Urban/Suburban Nature and Nature Writing
* Class Issues and Considerations in Literature and Environment
* Environmental-Justice Activism, Literature, and Ecocriticism
* Environmental Issues and Literature of the Northwestern United States and Canada
* Eco-utopias and Dystopias
* The Rhetoric of Nature and Environment in Science, Law, Business, and other Discourses outside the Humanities
Location:  Send Proposals to: Honors College, 302-A McAlister Hall University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR 72035, US
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Call for Artists in Residence at the Institution for Nature Art Studies and Research
Posted by:  Anke Mellin, or
This is a call for an ongoing artist in residence opportunity at the Institution for Nature Art Studies and Research at Wongol-Dongwon-Ri, South Korea.
A stipend is available for the "Cold Season" (October-March)- Per month 150.000 Won (115 Euro = 135 US Dollars). During the "Warm Season" (April-September)- artists have to cover the costs for energy, food, and telephone calls including Internet useage.
A bus travels frequently to Gongju (40 min.). A bicycle is available for use as well. Gongju is accessable by bus from Seoul (90 min.)
To apply, please send:
-Your preferred starting date and the duration of your visit
-Slides (8-10) or other materials (catalogues, cd, video)
-A self addressed envelope + international mail coupons
Final decisions are made by the Yatoo Committee. Applicants will be advised of results in writing.
Location:  Submissions sent to: Yatoo Office, 185, Banjunk Dong, Gongju, Chungnam 314-100, KR

Eco Distant Learning
Posted by:  1 800 634 7779,
Green building, ecological design and sustainable planning are revolutionizing the design professions. Associate, Bachelor, and Master degree programs are available by distance learning from the oldest and most influential eco design school in the nation, the San Francisco Institute of Architecture.

Enrollment is open to all. Courses can be started at any time, finished at any time, all completely self paced. See course lists and enrollment forms at "Eco Distance Learning" and "Architecture Distance Learning" on our website.
Location:  SFIA Information Office, Box 2590, Alameda, CA 94501, US
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Scottsdale Public Art Program
Posted by:  Jana Weldon, 480.874.4684Deadline:  January 28, 2005
The Scottsdale Public Art Program is accepting qualifications from artists for a design team opportunity to create an environmentally responsive artwork on Indian Bend Road, between Scottsdale Road and Hayden Road, in the city of Scottsdale, Arizona. Artist Design Fee: up to $35,000.

An artist-selection panel will be convened to evaluate artist's submissions and either select an artist based on preliminary submission materials or interview short-listed applicants or to seek more detailed proposals or concepts. Selection criteria include: the applicant's professional qualifications; proven ability to undertake projects of a similar scope; artistic merit as evidenced by the submitted materials; and demonstrated ability to work with government agencies, engineers, and/or focus groups in the creation of an art project. All artists residing in the United States are eligible to apply. Please see website for submission guidelines.
Location:  Qualifications due by 5:00 pm, MST at: Scottsdale Public Art Program, Indian Bend Road, Request for Qualifications, 7380 East Second Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, US
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2005 Residency Season ­at the Artists Enclave at I-Park
Posted by:  Sarah Benson, 860-873-2468,
Deadline:  January 22, 2005
I-Park announces its fifth season hosting The Artists' Enclave. Self-directed/project oriented residencies will be offered from May through November 2005. All sessions are four weeks, with a six-week session planned for November-December. Residencies are offered to visual (including digital) artists, music composers, environmental artists, landscape and garden designers and architects. We will not be offering residencies to creative writers in 2005.

Accommodations include comfortable private living quarters in an 1850's farmhouse, a shared bath and a private studio on the grounds. An electric kiln and modest music and library facilities are available. The residency is provided at no charge. However, there is a $20 application fee and artists are responsible for their own transportation to the area. For more information, please call or visit our website.
Location:  P.O. Box 124, East Haddam, CT 06423, US
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Artist Residencies and Film Fest, Balatonfured, Hungary, 2005
Posted by:  Beata Szechy,
Deadline:  January 20, 2005
Hungarian Multicultural Center, Inc.®, a non-profit organization, invites visual artists and writers to submit applications for its residency programs in Balatonfured, Hungary. Its principal focus is an international residency program to which artists from around the world are invited. The goal is to provide a supportive community with uninterrupted time to work. Exhibitions will be arranged at Balatonfured Gallery (exhibit opening on August 18th). Also, every two years we are organizing an exhibition for the participants at Vizivarosi Gallery in Budapest. For more info and application form please contact us.

January 20, 2005: Last day to receive entry form, slides, $35 entry fee and SASE.
January 29, 2005: Accepted/Rejected notification cards mailed.
Eligibility: Open to all professional artists, writers, painters, photographers, video...
Location: 141374 , Dallas, TX 75214, US
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$15,000 Rowell Award for the Art of Adventure
Deadline:  January 17, 2005
The Rowell Award for the Art of Adventure honors that adventurer whose artistic passion illuminates the wild places of the world, and whose accomplishments significantly benefit both the environment and the peoples who inhabit these lands and regions.

This $15,000 annual cash award was established by The Rowell Legacy Committee composed of friends, business associates and admirers of the late Barbara and Galen Rowell. The award will be presented to an individual selected by a panel of active and influential members of the outdoor adventure world. For more information and to download the nomination form, please visit our website.
Location:  c/o Yosemite National Institutes GGNRA, Bldg. 1055 , Sausalito, CA 94965, US
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Call for Entries: 2005 Opportunities for NYS Artists and Writers
Posted by:  Laurel Guy, 607.277.4933,
Deadline:  January 15, 2005
The Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts annually awards grants of $5,000 to a limited number of writers and visual artists who live in the central and western counties of New York state.

2005 Grant Categories:
* Earth Arts, Environmental Arts - Art created using natural materials such as stones, soil, and leaves, plus sands, grasses, branches, etc. or might conceptually refer to environmental processes through photographs, drawings or mixed media.
* Computer Art that deals with environmental issues - May include 2D or 3D computer-based design, animation, text with image, etc.
* Fiction - Short stories or novels
* Graphic Novels - By definition, a stand-alone story in illustrated comics form, published as a book.
For application forms, submission guidelines and FAQ's, please see website.
Location:  Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, P.O. Box 6607, Ithaca, NY 14851, US
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Toward a Green History of American Art
Posted by:  Alan Braddock, Syracuse University,
Deadline:  January 1, 2005
American studies and other fields now foster interdisciplinary work variously identified as green studies, environmental studies, and ecocriticism. Broadly defined, green studies explores the cultures of ecology and the ecologies of culture throughout history, interrogating assumptions about both the construction of nature and the naturalism of cultural representation while tracing an alternative environmentalist tradition within and often critical of the dominant trajectories of humanism, industrialism, and global capitalism.

As yet, there has been practically no such consciously interdisciplinary work in the field of art history, despite the importance of art and visual culture generally in negotiating environmental perception for centuries. This session highlights emerging work on the history of American art and visual culture that employs such an interdisciplinary perspective. The following submissions are invited: case studies about artists or works (pre-1970) that broach ecological concern; theoretical analyses of pitfalls and/or possibilities in introducing ecological criteria into art historical discourse; critical examinations of art that has addressed environmental issues in tandem with, or through displacement of, sociopolitical concerns; speculations on what art history might offer existing environmental discourse in other disciplines.
Location:  US

Imaging the Land International Research Institute Call For Artists
Deadline:  December 31, 2004
The Imaging the Land International Research Institute (ILIRI) plans to hold a conference on "Imaging the Land in the 21st Century". This conference hopes to look at all issues relating to Imaging the Land in the 21'st Century - from Indigenous, non Indigenous and International perspectives. We plan to hold this conference in the desert of Australia - in approximately two years time. This is a call to artists, writers, arts administrators, etc. who may be interested in presenting a paper or including work in the exhibition.

ILIRI is an initiative of the School of Art in the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts. ILIRI aims to open a dialogue across a wide spectrum of contemporary approaches to landscape art - indigenous and non-indigenous, local and international.
Location:  AU
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Help with Leaflets!
Posted by:  Kate Weigel,
Deadline:  December 31, 2004 is looking for help creating stamped "leaflets" to distribute at events. We need your help collecting leaves (young eucalyptus or fallen magnolia leaves work best), stamping them with the logo and distributing them at events and gatherings. It's fun, easy and a good way to help us get the word out. Free rubber stamp will be mailed to you with instructions. SF Bay Area volunteers especially needed so we can have some on hand at the office, but all are welcome.
Location:  518 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925, US
Web link:

Holston River Diaries
Posted by:  Gregg Schlanger,
Deadline:  December 31, 2004
"Holston River Diaries" will be a two part exhibition and will create a connection between the two communities where it is exhibited (Knoxville, TN & Emory, VA). This exhibition will address issues about water quality, the watershed's rich cultural and natural history and the quality of life (based on the waterways and a sense of place) within the Holston River watershed.

Anyone regardless of age or artistic abilities from the communities along the Holston River is invited to add entries into the Diary. The entries could reflect water stories, experiences, observations and/or events as it relates to the Holston River and it's tributaries. These entries will become a part of the exhibit in the galleries and on the website.

This project is open to all ideas for entries into the Diary. Entries may be submitted in a variety of formats: written (poetry, story, thoughts, hand written, typed, emailed or word document), visual (drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, collage - three-dimensional entries should be in the form of a photograph), sound (mp3 format) and video (quicktime,320 x 240.) Please see website for more information.
Location:  Entries to: Gregg Schlanger, Department of Art, Austin Peay State University, PO Box 4677, Clarksville,TN 37040, US
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The Enspirer
Posted by:  Selena,
Emerging group (the Ecomodels) seeks entries for a newsletter entitled "The Enspirer" - a knock off of "The Enquirer". I like to describe it as a tabloid of substance. Our audience will be drawn in by the different look of raw art, instead of the typical newsprint and magazine layout. Inside they will find consumer info on choosing green businesses, as well as tips on modifying daily activities toward more sustainable practices. Artwork, (sketches, paintings, photos, digi, etc), writings, and poems are all welcome. Subject matter to deal with the environment or sustainability in some capacity.
Location:  US

Free Adult Gardening & Native Plant Rehabilitation Class
Posted by:  Bonnie Ora Sherk, Founder and Director, (415) 206-9710 or (415) 424-8481,
Deadline:  December 18, 2004
Life Frames, Inc. & A Living Library invite you to our Fall Environmental Skills Training Program at the OMI/Excelsior Living Library & Think Park.
WHEN: Saturdays, September 11 - December 18, 2004; TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Some highlights of the class include:
* Organic Gardening
* Planting and Caring for Trees
* Multicultural Medicinal Herbs
* Ecological Habitats
* Composting and Recycling
* Garden Design and Systems
Cantonese and Spanish translation provided, free childcare if needed!
Location:  OMI / Excelsior Living Library Gardens,San Miguel Child Development Center, 300 Seneca Street, off San Jose Ave. , San Francisco, CA 94112, US
Web link:

The Third Tamkang International Conference on Ecological Discourse, Call for Papers
Posted by:  Fax: 886-2-2621-1254,
Deadline:  December 15, 2004
Based on the previous two conferences, The Third Tamkang International Conference on Ecological Discourse will highlight the issue of "natural" catastrophe. With the eruption of earthquakes, floods, erosions, mudslides, droughts, famines, and SARS, natural catastrophes, globally recognized and locally intensified, become part of the common experience of peoples in the 21st century. But the expanse of the problem across local and national borders, and the uneven distribution of the magnitude of its influence on peoples of different social statuses and genders complicate the issue far beyond the scope of traditional wisdoms. In fact, it should be obvious by now that the causes of the catastrophe are more than just the natural adjustment of Gaea. Short-sighted, inconsiderate, and unjust human uses of the land are involved.

With the publication of the proceedings of previous two conferences at Tamkang Review, Vol. XXXII and Vol. XXXIV, we wish to brace the discussions on the three general fields targeted in the previous conferences: 1). Ecological Imagination in Literature, Arts, and/or Films; 2). Ecology and Theory; 3). Taiwan's Ecological Issues) and to embrace new problems and related critiques.

We welcome academics, activists, artists, scientists, graduate students, and government and industry representatives to submit proposals for papers, panels, performances, workshops, and roundtables on this pressing issue, which may relate to one of the following themes:
The End of Nature, Discoursing Cityscape, Re-mapping Border/Land, Gender, Race, and Community, Stewardship of, and Partnership with Nature "Natural" Catastrophe: Power, Justice, Discourse.
Location:  Dr. Ming-tu Yang, Chair, English Department, Tamkang University, 151, Ying Chuan Road Tamsui, 251, TW

The Environmental Studies Association of Canada, Call for (More Than) Papers
Posted by:  Lorelei Hanson, ESAC Conference Program Coordinator,
Deadline:  December 15, 2004
We are an association made up of academics, students, people employed in the environmental sector, and more who share a pressing concern for and interest in the environment, broadly conceived. As a result, we encourage participation from a wide array of folks in a variety of formats: academic papers, roundtable discussions, film screenings, posters, etc. If there is interest we will also have joint sessions with the Canadian Historical Association (CHA), the Canadian Sociology & Anthropology Association (CSAA) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). To actively participate, please send a short abstract (200 words or less) to the address below. In the coming year we will meet at: the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada June 2- 4, 2005. For more information, please visit our website.
Location:  Athabasca University, 2nd Floor, N Tower, Seventh Street Plaza, 10030-107th Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3E4, CA
Web link:

National Call to Artists, Public Art Project on East Bank Greenway
Posted by:  Sandra Duncan, Public Art Program Manager,
Deadline:  December 15, 2004
The Metro Nashville Arts Commission's Public Art Committee seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create large-scale artwork that symbolically and visually connects the east and west sides of the Cumberland River and engages pedestrian and vehicular viewers both day and night. The site on the East Bank Greenway near the historic Shelby Street pedestrian bridge has the NFL Titans stadium to the east and the downtown skyline across the river to the west. The open green space between the river and the greenway trail includes two large industrial artifacts, base beams from a gantry overhead crane and a round concrete foundation column from a steam-driven whirly crane. These remnants as well as scores of other salvaged industrial artifacts currently stored on the site can be incorporated into the artwork. For complete details please visit website.
Location:  Metro Nashville Arts Commission 209 10th Avenue South, suite 416 , Nashville, TN 37203, US
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Play with Hay
Posted by:  512.743.4245,
Deadline:  December 11, 2004
Take public art into your own hands. The Austin Museum of Art and Austin Green Art invite you to help transform Wooldridge Park into a land art installation with tons of straw. Meet from 12 to 4pm.
Location:  Wooldridge Park, Ninth and Guadalupe, Austin, TX, US
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Austin Responds: Give a Gift of Goldsworthy
Posted by:  512.495.9224,
Deadline:  December 11, 2004
In conjunction with the presentation of Andy Goldsworthy: Mountain and Coast Autumn into Winter — on view at the Austin Museum of Art - (downtown location) from December 11, 2004 through February 20, 2005 — the Museum invites Austinites to respond to the work of this renowned nature artist by giving a "Gift of Goldsworthy" back to our community. Come to our Community Kick-off for inspiration!
Community Kick-off: Saturday, December 11
Discussion: 11 am - 12 pm at AMOA-Downtown, 823 Congress Avenue, free with Museum admission.
Chris Taylor, architect and co-director of Land Arts of the American West at UT - Austin and the Univ of New Mexico, will discuss processes linking the land, art, and design; followed by Austin artists Randy Jewart, Beverly Penn, and Margo Sawyer, who will talk about their materials, approaches, and inspirations.
Community Land Drawing: 12 - 4 pm
Wooldridge Park, 9th and Guadalupe Street. Free and open to the public.
Join in as the artists above lead a site-specific installation using bales of hay to transform the park. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate in this community-wide creation. Rain or shine. In partnership with Austin Green Art, The Rhizome Collective, Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association, Austin Parks Foundation, and Downtown Austin Alliance.
Photo Wall
At any time during the exhibition, create your own Goldsworthy-inspired sculpture outdoors and photograph it. Bring your photograph to AMOA-Downtown and contribute it to the Austin Responds Photo Wall.
Location:  AMOA 823 Congress Avenue and Wooldridge Park, 9th and Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX, US
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ShopDropping Call for Proposals
Posted by:  415-437-9151,
Deadline:  December 10, 2004
An exhibition of consumer commodity parodies featuring live art, installation, faux products and services that will take place inside supermarkets/retail stores throughout the SF Bay Area and public space of commerce. In addition, writers are invited to submit text-based pieces to be inserted into the pockets of garments at retail stores. Artists are asked to document their work for an exhibition through the creation of multiples, duplicates, audio, photo, video, etc. For easier sorting, please send email proposals with the following heading: SUBMISSION.
Location:  Send submissions to: 1855 Mission St #229, San Francisco, CA 94103, US

Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park Call for Artists
Posted by:  847-583-8549, info@sculpturepark,org
Announcing a national call for large-scale outdoor sculptures. Works must be suitable for the Midwestern climate. Accepted pieces will be on loan for 2-3 years. Artists proposing to create a site-specific work for the park are asked to send detailed information along with examples of other completed work. The deadline for submissions is ongoing.
Location:  Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, P.O. Box 692, Skokie, IL 60076-0692, US
Web link:

Invitation to Contribute To the Legacy of Beuys Online Exhibition on
Posted by:  Curator Shelley Sacks, Social Sculpture Research Unit (SSRU),
Deadline:  November 30, 2004
What is the Legacy of Beuys online exhibition? is developing a new online exhibition in collaboration with the Social Sculpture Research Unit. It will map, present and explore the legacy of Joseph Beuys, as evidenced in diverse, contemporary practices that are particularly concerned with working toward an ecologically sustainable future.

These practices include, but are not limited to, ways of working that use terms like 'social sculpture', 'ecoart' and 'connective aesthetics' to frame their work. Although these terms are increasingly gaining currency in non-art disciplines like environmental justice, geography and organizational learning - they continue to have an important and challenging relationship to the artworld.

Please contact us if you think your work is appropriate for inclusion. If you know of others that you think should be included, please send us their names and contact details or ask them to contact Shelley.

Time Frame
1. All potential contributors need to contact Shelley Sacks ( by November 30, 2004.
2. We will confirm the full list of contributors by the end of December 15, 2004.
3. Once your participation has been confirmed there will be a month to submit all material for inclusion. Contributions will not be more than 500 words with scope for one or two images and links to your work.
4. Material will be edited to go online by the end of 2004.
Web link:

Scholarships available for “Reclaiming the World: Culture and Empowerment in a Globalised Age”
Posted by:  Heather Gillard,
Deadline:  November 30, 2004
Schumacher College, an international center for ecological studies, has a number of EFA scholarships to offer on our January course, "Reclaiming the World: Culture and Empowerment in a Globalised Age", taught by Vandana Shiva, Winona LaDuke and Jerry Mander. These scholarships cover 80% of course fees (but not travel expenses) and are intended for US activists who can demonstrate how attending the course will benefit their work and their community. If you have already attended a course at the College, you are not eligible - but please do spread the word to others you know who might be interested. If you have not yet attended a course, perhaps this is the time!

Course description: we are all being compelled to swim in the "ocean of globalisation", and it's vitally important that we understand what this means. Corporate globalisation involves more than the free trading of goods - which has gone on throughout human history. This course will look at the impacts of globalisation on the environment and societies worldwide, and the many ways that indigenous people, farmers and activists are working to preserve their ways of life. It will explore inspiring alternatives to globalisation which empower people to protect local economies and ecosystems. Masters Level credits also available. Please contact us for further information.
Location:  Schumacher College, The Old Postern, Dartington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EA, GB
Web link:

Green Heart Partnership Project Manager [£28-32k]
Posted by:  Sherry Dobbin,
Deadline:  November 26, 2004
A unique and challenging opportunity to develop and manage an initiative promoting arts and the environment throughout Hertfordshire, England. Green Heart Partnership is a 3 year initiative funded by Arts Council England East, Hertfordshire County Council, the local authorities of Hertfordshire and Lee Valley Regional Park Authority to promote awareness and involvement in the arts and the environment.

Delivery will involve:
*Countywide projects working with artists of national and international profile
*Projects that aim to integrate the arts into the wide local authority environmental work, generating innovative new approaches
*Supporting the development of the local arts infrastructure.
The role of Project Manager requires a genuine understanding of how the arts can improve the quality of life and the sustainable future of our urban and rural environments and communities. For more information, please see website.
Location:  GB
Web link:

Triangle Art 2004 The Voyage Continues from Senegal to Australia
Deadline:  November 25, 2004
"EROSIONS SHOWS" is an international travelling Open Call event to stop the "erosion": from the erosion of our rights and liberties to the erosion of our memory, our history and our cultures, from the erosion of the world heritage to the erosion of local knowledge, biodiversities, ecological and cultural diversities, and, day after day, of the erosion of the peace and the freedom in the world.

All artists are invited with images and/or texts to express their own interpretation on the multiplex meaning of "erosion" and of renaissance. You may participate virtually by emailing your art contribution to All artworks will be exhibited in the Gallery of the Grainery Lane Theatre, in Ballarat (Victoria), Australia, and posted in internet on the plexus virtual gallery at
Location:  65 Webster Street, Ballarat, Victoria, AU
Web link:

Worldwide Call for Submissions for the LEA/Global Crossings (GX) Online Exhibition
Posted by:  Send proposals to: Dennis Summers/Choy Kok Kee,
Deadline:  November 15, 2004
*Deadline Extended*
The Leonardo Electronic Almanac Gallery is inviting submissions in conjunction with the Leonardo Global Crossings Initiative. The Gallery is looking to make visible the work of international artists, professionals and scholars who live and work in a wide variety of situations where access to established venues for exhibition, display and publication is limited. Difficulty of access may be attributed to cultural, geographic, ethnic, institutional or disciplinary diversity, or issues related to the North/South divide, age, gender, etc. Through this Gallery we seek to showcase little-known work in the art-science-technology field and to counter the natural tendency of networks to be inward looking, thus reinforcing established points of view.

We are looking for work that considers the global earth in some fashion or another. It can be work that addresses global social, political economic, spiritual, etc. issues. It can be work that physically or metaphorically lies in multiple locations on the planet, it can be work that may have personal relationships to multiple locations on the planet. Or anything else that loosely falls along the concept of being "global" in nature.

LEA encourages international artists / academics / researchers / students to submit their proposals for consideration. We particularly encourage young authors outside North America and Europe to send proposals.
Location:  US
Web link:

California Current, State of the Ocean: Health, Resources and Future
Posted by:  Mary Eubank,
Deadline:  November 15, 2004
Gallery Route One is organizing an exhibition and educational project for June/July of 2005 to address issues around ocean health and productivity and will also highlight and celebrate the life of the regional marine community that stretches from Southern British Columbia to the Baja Peninsula. The California Current is a rich oceanic region, and for this project will serve as the informing image and metaphor for examining environmental policy, resource use and other aspects of our relationship to the ocean. Artists are invited to submit work that examines the various factors that damage, enhance or generally influence the health of the Pacific coastal region, both its offshore and watershed areas. For more information, please visit website.
Location:  Gallery Route One, Attn. Mary Eubank, P.O. Box 937, , Pt. Reyes, CA 94956, US
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LIFE 7.0 International Competition - Call for Participation
Posted by:  Nell Tenhaaf, Artistic Director,
Deadline:  November 3, 2004
Announcing the sixth edition of the competition on "art and artificial life" sponsored by the Telefonica Foundation in Madrid. We are looking for outstanding electronic art projects employing techniques such as digital genetics, autonomous robotics, recursive chaotic algorithms, knowbots, computer viruses, wetware, embodied artificial intelligence, avatars, evolving behaviours and virtual ecosystems.

An international jury -- Chris Csikszentmihalyi (US), Daniel Garcia Andujar (Spain), Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Mexico/Canada), Jose-Carlos Mariategui (Peru), Fiona Raby (UK) and Nell Tenhaaf (Canada)-- will grant four cash awards totaling 20,000 Euros. See our website for guidelines and an application form.
Location:  Alicia Caravias, VIDA 7.0 International Competition 2004, Fundación Telefónica, Gran Vía, 28. 2ª planta, Madrid 28013, ES
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St. Nicholas Park -- Public Art Program
Posted by:  Savona Bailey-McClain, Director of The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc.,
Deadline:  November 1, 2004
The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. and the Artistic Support Committee are seeking proposals that embrace strong visual appeal and sensitivity that will attract more visitors and residents to the park. Locations can include but are not limited to the main lawn located at 135th Street near St. Nicholas Avenue, 138-139th Street along the rock croppings inside the park and 141st Street inside the small lawn area on St. Nicholas Avenue.

-A written description of your art work including: medium, dimensions (LxHxW and weight), installation method and anchoring procedure.
-A resume and artist statement
-The location of specific site(s) for the installation and the reasoning leading to the specific site(s) choice or general description of the type of environment for which the installation is designed.
-Up to (10) prints of the artist's previous works. If providing slides, please label and enclose them in a slide sheet. Please enclose a SASE.
Applicants will be notified of the panel's decision no later than December 15, 2004.
Location:  The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. 550 West 155th Street, Suite 1, New York, N.Y. 10031, US

Art Culture Nature Conference
Posted by:  Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren,
Deadline:  October 30, 2004
This is a call for proposals for next years ACN (Art Culture, Nature) conference in Washington, May 19-21, 2005. Earth Rites: Imagination and Practice in Sci-Arts Eco-Cultures investigates issues and practices involved in building sustainable eco-cultures through the intentional engagement of both the sciences and the arts. The Earth Rites conference will examine connections between sci-arts and local communities and address how our sense of place, location, history, memory and embodiment are made manifest in art-making and scientific practices. The conference seeks to advance discussion and research on the productive linkages between culture, science, art, and the environment and how these connections emerge as viable eco-cultures.
- Themes and Questions:
- What defines 'environment'?
- What are 'eco-cultures'?
- What is environmental art practice? How can it engage, merge, or diverge with and from sustainable scientific practice?
- How is the inquiry process in science comparable to that of art making? How can scientists and artists productively collaborate? What constitutes points of intersection for scientific practice and art making?
- How can critical conceptions of nature and culture inform contemporary practice?
- What cultural frameworks-economic, social, religious-have historically influenced access to environmental resources?
- How do the arts act as vehicles for civic engagement?
- What are the intersections between transformational learning, community leadership, art, and bioregionalism?
- How can indigenous approaches guide these emerging practices and relationships to the land?
- How can current discussions in both aesthetics and science help us understand some of the challenges of ecological restoration?
- How can art, ecology, and spirituality help us create new paradigms for community?

The location and environment of the host site are an important thread in the fabric of the conference. Situated near a functioning wetland at the University of Washington, Bothell, the venue is also part of the Cedar/Sammamish watershed, Water Resource Inventory Area 8 in the Puget Sound basin of Washington State, as well as part of the larger and transnational Cascadia bioregion. Project organizers seek to cultivate meaningful community responses locally and regionally, and explore and expand upon relevant models of practice for the bioregion and beyond. We invite scholars, community leaders, artists, adult learners, youth and others to share ideas and practices that utilize traditional academic and artistic methods, as well as non-traditional and indigenous approaches.
Location:  Bothell, Washington, US
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Measure DD: Waterfront Trail Marker Project
Posted by:  Christin Hablewitz,,
Deadline:  October 18, 2004
The City of Oakland Public Art Program seeks a qualified artist with strong graphic design experience to create historic and interpretive graphic design components for trail markers and lighting elements along the Waterfront Trail on the Oakland Estuary. The selected artist will closely collaborate with Water Hood (Hood Designs, Oakland), the landscape architect who developed the trail markers and lighting structures as well as the design guidelines for the redevelopment of the Oakland Estuary Waterfront.

This project is open to practicing, professional artists residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Preference will be given to artists who reside or work in Oakland. Applications must be received in the Cultural Arts & Marketing Department office by October 18; postmarks are not acceptable. Please visit website for more information.
Location:  City of Oakland Cultural Arts & Marketing Department, ATTN: Waterfront Trail Marker Project, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 9th Floor , Oakland, CA 94612, US
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International Artists Residency/Seminar in Hungary
Posted by:  Beata Szechy,
Deadline:  October 15, 2004
Hungarian Multicultural Center, Inc.® (HMC), non-profit organization, invites 30 interested visual artists and writers to submit applications for its residency programs in BUDAPEST, Hungary. Its principal focus is an international residency program to which artists from around the world are invited. The goal is to provide a supportive community with uninterrupted time to work. Exhibition and Artist's Talk will be arranged at the residency's Gallery (exhibit opening on January 4th). Its task is to maintain a space for creation, discussion and debate. For application guidelines, see website. Open to all professional artists, writers, painters, photographers...
Location:  Send entry forms to: Hungarian Multicultural Center, Inc. P.O.Box 141374, Dallas, TX 75214, US
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Indiana Governor’s Environmental Art Challenge
Posted by:  Amy Hartsock , (317) 233-4927Deadline:  October 13, 2004
Since the nation's first "Earth Day" celebration in April of 1970, Indiana's air, land and water have become much cleaner and healthier. To ensure continued environmental progress, the public needs to be aware of the ever-changing issues and challenges ahead. This call for art is to help foster awareness and help citizens connect more closely with their environment. Works submitted for this juried show must embrace the themes of environmental progress, environmental stewardship, or integrate recycled materials into the design.

Open to artists living in Indiana who are residents of the State of Indiana and U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents at least 18 years of age. Artists who have a serious interest in environmental issues and/or use recycled materials in their work are strongly encouraged to participate. For more information, please visit website.
Location:  Mail entry form and submissions to: Indiana Department of Environmental Management Attention: Amy Hartsock Media and Communications Services, IGCN 1301, P.O. Box 6015, Indianapolis, IN 46206-6015, US
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Seeking Green Heart Partnership Facilitator
Posted by:  Eileen Woods,
Deadline:  October 12, 2004
Job Title: Green Heart Partnership Facilitator
Locations: Based at The Field Station, Gunpowder Park, (Lee Valley) and working across Hertfordshire, England
Reporting to: Landscape + Arts Network Services & Green Heart Partnership Steering Group
Job Purpose: To ensure the successful delivery of the Green Heart Partnership 3 year Business Plan
Salary: £28,000 to £32,000 commensurate with experience

Principal Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Green Heart Partnership Steering Group (Landscape+Arts Network Services Ltd, Hertfordshire local authorities, Arts Council England) the Facilitator will be responsible for:
·Working with key partners on strategy development and implementation
·Creating and managing multi layered schedules relating to the five GHP "strands" of activities
·Preparing and presenting regular reports; format and schedule as agreed with the Steering Group
·Research into existing similar / related initiatives and potential participants; in the arts, environment sectors
·Identifying existing or planned projects to include in the programming
·Identifying new individuals, teams and groups to collaborate and produce ideas in line with the GHP strategy
·Creating and managing budgets; forecasts and projects
·Developing a fundraising strategy of appropriate additional sustainable funding from the public and private sectors
·Preparing and submitting funding applications
·Preparing an exit strategy
A complete copy of this Job/Person Description and the GHP Application form download and electronic formats are available from our website listed below.
Location:  Gunpowder Park, The Field Station, Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey , Essex EN9 3GP, GB
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Art, Science and the Sacred, A Workshop in Tuscany
Posted by:  Dr. F. David Peat,
Deadline:  October 6, 2004
This week-long course/workshop will explore the deep connections, as well as the boundaries, between art, science and the sacred. It will explore the ways in which the artist and the scientist engage the universe and encounter mystery. It will touch on the sense of awe and wonder that many scientists experience about the cosmos. It will look at ways in which the arts have sought to portray, symbolize and point to the sacred.

The cost of the course will be 1,300 Euros and will include all meals and accommodation, starting with dinner on 7 October and ending with lunch on 14 October. To ensure a place in the course a deposit of 200 Euros is required.
Location:  Pari, IT
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First Street Sculpture Garden
Posted by:  Peggy Wood Townsend, 423-756-2787,
Deadline:  October 1, 2004
The Chattanooga Downtown Redevelopment Corporation is seeking artwork as part of Chattanooga's $120 million dollar downtown 21st Century Waterfront Plan and its public art initiative. The site, located in the heart of the downtown waterfront, is part of the historic city grid but is currently a parking lot. First Street will be rebuilt as an accessible pedestrian connection to link the river, the Tennessee Aquarium, and the surrounding blocks to the Hunter Museum of American Art and the neighboring Bluff View Arts District as well as North Chattanooga. Now under construction, First Street is scheduled to be complete in April 2005.

Seeking functional and non-functional, temporary and permanent work in any media suitable for outdoors. Each artist that is selected for the temporary 18-month exhibition will receive a $5,000 stipend per artist/piece. $100,000 in purchases. Budget: $5,000 stipend. $100,000 in purchases. Please contact us for a detailed prospectus and site drawings.
Location:  Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga 406 Frazier Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405, US
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Call for Work: The Convergence of Art and Science
Posted by:  Kirsten Gerdes, Assistant Director, 970.482.2787,
Deadline:  October 1, 2004
The Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado is seeking submissions of work relating to the Convergence of Art and Science. Artwork should address technological and scientific innovation or utilize scientific methods and products in an aesthetic manner. Physical, theoretical, and other applications of science and technology define this examination of science as art, art on scientific principles and more.

Please mail the following to the address below:
-15 to 20 slides of recent work
-slide list (titles, medium, sizes, dates, retail values)
-artist statement pertinent to the work submitted
-self-addressed, stamped envelope
-if you would like to receive confirmation that your submission has arrived, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard.
Location:  Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art 201 S. College Avenue , Fort Collins, Colorado 80524, US

Sculpture Stages in Tuscany
Posted by:  Maurizio Perrone, 3408421108,
Deadline:  September 30, 2004
I have a little Bed and Breakfast in Tuscany where I organize some sculpture stages in a workshop here. Come to Italy, sleep in my B&B and learn sculpture using many kinds of materials.

The date is at the choice of the guests: I can start now and I will teach until the end of September. Normally guests will stay for one week, allowing them enough time to make a small object. For more information and photos, please visit my website.
Location:  La locanda degli artisti, strada di fonteguerra 19 , Chianciano Terme, IT
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Looking for a Partner Community to Work with Schoolchildren in Japan
Posted by:  Yutaka Kobayashi,
I am a teacher in Japan looking for possibly a farming county, partner school, and/or artist that makes goat cheese to work with my class on our Goat House project. The project is intended to create nice memories for local children in their future, and provide ecological education at their school, Matsudai Elementary.

This project would combine participation of the local community, with environmental education and therefore become a catalyst to enhance their environmental awareness. I would like to have such a project somewhere in Europe, to help facilitate communication between the Japanese children and European children. I am interested in making a Goat house, cheese and wine from the project.
Location:  Echigo-Tsumari Region, JP
Web link:

Nabi Digital Storytelling Competition of Intangible Heritage
Deadline:  September 18, 2004
Can digital technology enrich the presence of intangible heritage? Furthermore can it foster true intercultural dialogue among people from different cultures? How would the new generation react, interact, or even create new forms to express their intangible heritage? These are the fundamental questions we are asking you to address through the "Nabi Digital Storytelling Competition of Intangible Heritage".

The competition especially seeks to encourage young practitioners in various fields of creativity to reflect on the theme of intangible heritage and to send project proposals for multimedia productions. The participants are expected to not only discover innovative ways of virtual artistic expressions but also bring about interactive platforms for a better mutual understanding to intangible heritage and to living cultural communities. For more information, please visit our website.
Location:  Art Center Nabi, 4th FL. SK Bldg, 99 Seorin-dong, JongroKu,, Seoul 110-110, KR
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International Art Competition: Forum Campus Krems
Deadline:  September 10, 2004
The Brief: An artistic design for the central square on the Campus Krems.
The procedure will be in two stages.
Stage 1: No more than 2 pages of A4 (concept and sketch). NO Hypo Bauplan.
Stage 2: A maximum of 10 artists shortlisted to receive a fee.
Stage 1: Deadline for submissions: September 10, 2004.
The jury convenes on November 10, 2004.
Stage 2: Presentation of concepts to the jury: December 1, 2004.
Dieter Feichtinger, Friedrich Fischer, Marie-Therese Harnoncourt, Brigitte Huck, Erich Raith, Werner Reiterer, Franz Sam, Hedwig Saxenhuber, Leo Schatzl, Romana Scheffknecht
Location:  Neugebaudeplatz 1 A 3101 St. Polten, AT
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Calling Environmental Artists and Designers
Posted by:  Fran Segal,
Deadline:  September 10, 2004
You are invited to take part in a design exhibit for a redevelopment project planned for downtown Berkeley, CA. The project may include daylighting and restoring a section of Strawberry Creek, on Center St. between Oxford and Shattuck Streets. The Strawberry Creek Daylighting as Public Art Design Exhibit is being planned in order to show how the natural beauty of nature can be combined with public art in ways that have high aesthetic value and appropriateness for Berkeley's urban downtown.

The exhibit will take place outdoors, on or near Center Street, in downtown Berkeley, as part of the Berkeley Car-Free Day festivities on Sept 19, and at the Watershed Poetry Festival on Oct 2. The Car-Free Day's events also include the "How Berkeley Can You Be?" parade which will terminate at Civic Center Park, adjacent to Center Street. The exhibit will not be juried. All artists' designs will be shown, (including artist's name and contact information), as long as they are in the correct size and materials format, and they address daylighting of the creek and public art.

This is an opportunity to promote ecological values, while gaining exposure for your work, and possibly influencing an aspect of Berkeley's downtown development. For more information, please click on the link below.
Location:  Mail artwork to: c/o John Steere, AICP, Senior Environmental Planner, The Bioengineering Group, 6573 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA 94609, US
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Cows, Culture and the Campaign Trail: Orlo announces themes for Video Slam Series
Posted by:  503-242-1047Deadline:  August 19, 2004
Wildly chaotic and refreshingly immediate, Orlo's original film-on-the-fly series enters its third season of promoting creative and thought-provoking short films centered on environmental themes. Films must be produced within a narrow timeframe, encouraging spontaneity and quick-wits among the filmmakers. This years themes include: "The Campaign Trail," "Plastic Culture" and "Mad Cow(s)."

The Slam format encourages freshly generated films from all segments of Portland's filmmaking community. No experience is necessary. There will be three preliminary slams July 31, Aug. 7 and Aug. 14, with each night a special event featuring a party and other attractions. Finalists from each preliminary round will compete for cash prizes at the Grand Slam on August 19 at the Laurelhurst Theater. Check the website for updated Slam information.
Location:  Each of the three Slams will be at: Orlo Exhibiton Space 2516 NW 29th #9 & he Grand Slam will be at: Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR, US
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Call to Artists: Promoting Renewable Energy through Art
Posted by:  Ellen Greer, 336.879.7450,
Deadline:  August 15, 2004
The North Carolina Zoo is seeking qualifications from artists or teams led by an professional artist for a large-scale sculpture that promotes renewable energy. This is an opportunity to design a participatory, kinetic work driven by the technology of renewable, "green" energy generation for an exterior setting. The principal interpretive focus is to link the production of energy to clean technology and to the sustainable use of resources. The artist is encouraged to incorporate interactive elements that engage the visitors in learning experiences that are fun. Visitors could be encouraged to actually play a part in the generation of energy so that they may directly see the results of their efforts. The Zoo staff will collaborate with the artist to identify an appropriate site within the Park for the sculpture.
Location:  4401 Zoo Parkway , Asheboro, NC 27205, US
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Bio Waste as Sculpture, Land Restoration as Art: A Workshop with Artist Joshua Short
Deadline:  August 14, 2004
During this interactive, hands-on workshop co-sponsored by Pond, participants will build "living" sculptures out of bio waste. Through the process of decay, invasive plant matter becomes the material for a gigantic collaborative bio-sculpture. Using the techniques of habitat restoration, fused with the artistic gaze, participants will work collectively to design, pull, move, and sculpt roughly a ton of Ice plant into a "living" sculpture. Concurrently, participants will restore coastal dune habitat, learn how to differentiate native plants from invasive, and be introduced to Fort Funston's rich military history and as a place of artistic landscape transformation.

Joshua Short has been a resident artist at Fort Funston since the summer of 2003, where he has created several sight specific bio sculptures and several art works dealing with the issue of land restoration at Fort Funston. An installation about the politics of land restoration was exhibited at WORKS gallery in the Fall of 2003.

To register, please email your name and phone number to the email address above. Space is limited. You will receive additional information when your registration is confirmed.
Location:  Fort Funston, Skyline Blvd, , San Francisco, CA 94102, US
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Call for Submissions: Functional Art Objects and Music made from Refuse
Posted by:  Jacob,
Deadline:  August 10, 2004
There is an alchemical process that takes place when waste is converted into something useful. The Flux Factory will be displaying a collection of work by artists who apply this process to castaway raw materials reshaped into functional art objects (chairs, tables, lamps, curtains, stools, mirrors, etc.) The exhibit will include pieces whose emphasis is on form and funtion, making scavenged material an integral, possibly unapparent element of the work through skilled transmutation. Pieces by various artisans will be assembled into one installation to create an apparent dwelling space within the gallery. Several artisans may also furnish small rooms with their own pieces. Every piece will be available for sale. In conjunction, on the opening night a concert will take place including pieces arranged for instruments made from refuse.

1. No money may be spent on materials.
2. It will be up to the artist to decide whether or not the material he or she uses would otherwise be waste material in addition to whether the made object is functional.
3. The show will take place in late summer or early fall.
4. Send photos or recordings of pieces intended for submission or similar samples of past work by mail or email to:
Location:  Flux Factory 3838 43rd street, Long Island City, NY 11101, US
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Orlo’s Ross Island Call to Artists
Posted by:  David Oates,
Deadline:  August 6, 2004
ORLO invites artists and creative designers to offer proposals for imaginative engagement with Ross Island as it is restored and brought back into the natural and cultural life of Portland. The restoration of Ross Island--former sand-and-gravel operation, future wildlife refuge--offers a unique opportunity to explore how natural and cultural values can be powerfully linked together through the integration of art, ecology, and design.

All media and approaches are welcome: traditional, nontraditional, conceptual, etc. Proposals could be creative responses to any of the following questions:
* How could the public be brought to understand, support, and participate in the restoration process?
* What ultimate result for the Island itself can artists envision that would both respect the natural values, and imaginatively engage people who live and work nearby?
* How could art or design help reveal the real although sometimes invisible connectedness of Island, river, ecology, and people?
* How could we see the various histories inscribed here--Native American and settler, and also natural?
* What contradictions, complications, dangers, or challenges are implied?
Location:  ORLO Ross Island Art/Ecology Design Project, P.O. Box 10342, 2516 NW 29th, Portland, OR 97296, US
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Ecological Design and Architecture Degrees by Distance Learning
Deadline:  August 1, 2004
Self-paced, study-at-home degree programs in ecological design and architecture are available from the world's first and largest school of nature-based architecture, the San Francisco Institute of Architecture.
Location:  San Francisco Institute of Architecture Information Office Box 2590, Alameda, CA 94501, US
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New, Improved 2004 WEAD--Women Environmental Artists Directory
Posted by:  Susan Leibovitz Steinman,
Deadline:  August 1, 2004
We are inviting all women environmental arts professionals to list their work in the new, improved 2004 WEAD--Women Environmental Artists Directory. Listing is free.

WEAD has been publishing since 1996, co-produced by Bay Area ecoart pioneer Jo Hanson and Susan Leibovitz Steinman. It is an unique combo art catalogue and networking directory, connecting artists to each other, grad students doing research, curators, art writers, arts administrators and cross disciplinary ecological professionals.

WEAD has grown to an international biannual publication (with annual addendums) of more than 200 women arts professionals working in all media on environmental issues. We have a hard working activist Board and well used (Website listing--not required-- has one time $30 fee with free updates.)

Till now, publishing has been self-financed by sales and a few kind souls. First time arts grants will dramatically enhance the 2004 edition. Now we can afford to digitally input entries, go to good press for better images at lower cost, and broaden international distribution. Please consider listing and download our entry form with submission information at:
Location:  WEAD Editor, 4227 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609, US
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The Yellow House / Casa Galbena
Posted by:  Ion Anuca, +0040 741 217 615,
Deadline:  July 17, 2004
The Yellow House is a mysterious multistructured house with garden and courtyard. Space (walls, rooms, garden) can be rebuilt, redecorated, repainted. Artists are invited to create and maintain a dreamlike, fairy tale, childhood space and atmosphere. Artist Innana took the place and decorated and painted it inside in basic colours creating different basic spaces: La Chambre Rouge, the Yellow Room, the Jamaican Kitchen, etc. They are all open to art.

Artists (individuals or groups) from all media are invited here to spend time together and work on an interdisciplinary approach, by getting into the atmosphere of the place, use/contradict/take into account/ continue the space, the atmosphere already created.

Working individually or together, combining music, fine arts, theatre, photography, film, dancing etc., as a result of being here. It is about exchanging ideas and experiencing new individual reative experiences: musicians doing music for a short film, visual artists taking part in a theatre or performance concept, recreating the space as a set or a happening, dancers working with new music and other possible and wanted experimental approaches.
Location:  str.Frumoasa nr.12, sector 1 , Bucharest, RO
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Healing the Earth, HealingOurselves
Posted by:  Robert Francis Johnson M.S. L.P.C. M.U.D, (505)954-4495,
Deadline:  July 16, 2004
This is a workshop for Psychotherapists and other Health professionals. We will look at how our cultural sickness affects our clients, and us, and how a relationship to the natural environment, is vital to the spirit. We will also look at the importance of Shamanism as a means of asking for assistance, and healing with the aid of the Earth Spirits. We will learn simple,ways to include the natural world in our work, to also reduce our own burnout, and PTSD. We will learn to use Earth as a tool for Art therapy and ritual.

This workshop will be playful and experiential, wear old clothes, as we will make healing objects in or from the Earth! We will learn simple and important ways of bringing the whole world into our practices. Workshop runs Friday, July 16 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., $89, 6.5 ceu's.
Location:  1834 Otowi Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505, US

Madrid Abierto Project Competition
Deadline:  July 15, 2004
The aim of this competition is to select at least six art projects of an ephemeral or temporary nature. The works chosen will be included in Madrid Abierto together with other invited projects like those of the Casa de América and the water tank in the Fundación Canal grounds, in Plaza de Castilla. Programmed to coincide with ARCO (Madrid, February 2005), the interventions will be situated along the Paseo de la Castellana-Paseo del Prado axis. There will also be a site-specific project for the Círculo de Bellas Artes building.

The competition is open to artists, either individually or in a group (in which case a representative should be chosen), of all nationalities.
Projects must include:
• CV (maximum 2,000 characters) and a photocopy of the Identity Card(s) -or equivalent document- of the artist(s) concerned.
• Description of the project (maximum 4,000 characters).
• A maximum of six sketches and images of the project in jpg format with 72 p resolution.
• Description of the assembly procedure and technical needs.
• A detailed estimate of the costs, indicating items which might have their own funding.
• The maximum award for each project selected is 12.000 euros, except the site-specific project for the Círculo de Bellas Artes which will receive 18.000 euros. In every case, the sum includes the cost of production, transport and installation, artists' fees, and any taxes legally in force. Projects can be sent to either email address above or street address:
Location:  Fundación Altadis-Madrid Abierto, calle Barquillo 7, Madrid 28004, ES
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10th Annual Artists’ Residencies, Hungary, 2004
Posted by:  Beata Szechy,
Deadline:  July 4, 2004
Hungarian Multicultural Center, Inc.® (HMC), a non-profit organization, invites interested visual artists and writers to submit applications for its residency programs in Balatonfured, Hungary. Dates: June 14 - July 4; July 5 - July 25; July 26 - August 15, 2004.

The center's principal focus is an international residency program to which artists from around the world are invited. The goal is to provide a supportive community with uninterrupted time to work. Exhibitions will be arranged at the City Hall Gallery (exhibit opening on July 18th).
Location:  P.O.Box 141374, Dallas, TX 75214, US
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Request for Light Bulbs and Beach Plastic
Posted by:  Judith Selby (415) 488-1818,
Deadline:  July 1, 2004
Noah Lang , Richard Lang, and I have ambitious plans and we need your help. We need black beach plastic: black shards, black lids, anything black as long as it has washed up onto the beach. We need enough to cover a black 1966 Buick convertible. This rare vehicle (very large and very awesome) will be the perfect accompaniment to our white pickup truck named "a feather on the breath of God." Now is the time...the big winter storms and high tides have brought the plastic in great is indeed the "high season" for plastic. We are collecting every weekend but, we can use more.

We also need light bulbs...used, burnt out ones from home from work from wherever. We need hundreds of bulbs, (fluorescent, tungsten, incandescent) of all shapes and sizes so that we can construct a luminous tower to display on the playa at Burning Man 2004.

Your help is appreciated. We are happy to arrange a pick-up in the SF bay Area...just let us know.. Thank you!
Location:  Northern California, US

Scandinavia in Crete; European Creative Encounters in the Mountains
Posted by:  Fernand Callebert and Marie Gayatri Kristoffersson, +32.51 24 33 88,
Deadline:  June 30, 2004
For the last seven years, art lovers from different countries have gathered in Crete in the late summer to create an art work together 'in situ'. Artists and art lovers attempt to give concrete form to an idea in a specific landscape. A form of land art evolves through teamwork based on a free and untrammelled exchange of ideas.

This year Scandinavian artists are in the spotlight: we are very glad indeed to announce the co-operation of "landart o nivo" Belgium and "landart crossing" Sweden.

The workshop lasts from Aug. 21-26, 2004 and is open to everyone and every country. People who believe in the importance of teamwork and artists of all kinds meet each other here in a spirit of freedom, and take the initiative into their own hands. A sort of mutual initiation in land art. The constant stream of ideas from everyone individually makes the project evolve as a joint effort, and produce a multidisciplinary result.
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Environmental Art - Artists Working with Nature
Posted by:  Ursula Jones,
Deadline:  June 15, 2004
We are looking for artwork that celebrates nature and the environment while involving the viewer to see nature in new ways. Artists are encouraged to incorporate aspects of the Sonoma/Mendocino, California coastline in their work. Site-specific works are possible, but not required. Natural materials are not required in the work as long as the art helps the viewer see and experience nature in a new way. Both indoor and outdoor space is available. Cash prizes will be awarded by several environmental organizations.
Location:  Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Gualala Road , Gualala, CA 95445, US
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Posted by:  201-836-2403,
Deadline:  June 7, 2004
The Teaneck Creek Conservancy is honored to have "trans-species" eco-artist Lynne Hull creating art works here. Schools, scouts, other groups of students and teachers/leaders, local artists, and other volunteers are invited to work with Ms. Hull, Hackensack Riverkeeper, and the Teaneck Creek Conservancy to install art works.

Help create art that will provide habitat for the birds and other animals who find food, water, rest, and shelter at the Teaneck Creek Conservancy.
Location:  Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 20 East Oakdene Avenue, Teaneck, NJ 07666, US

The Mesa Refuge: Residencies for Environmental and Social Justice Writers
Posted by:  (510) 834-2995,
Deadline:  June 1, 2004
DO YOU KNOW A GREAT MIND THAT COULD BENEFIT FROM AN EXTRAORDINARY REST? Journalists, essayists, poets, and other writers focusing on issues of the environment, the economy, and social equity are invited to apply for time out at the Mesa Refuge.

The Mesa Refuge offers room and board for 2-or 4-week residencies in scenic Point Reyes, California (north of San Francisco). The program is open to both experienced and emerging writers working on issues of environment and sustainable economies.

The Mesa Refuge is a nonprofit center that invites people to think and write about the edges between human activity and the natural world we are obliged to preserve. Situated on a bluff overlooking Tomales Bay and surrounding wetlands, the Refuge offers full amenities and catered meals at no cost for writers and nonprofit leaders looking for a time away from the interruptions of daily life. The application deadline is June 1, 2004. Sessions begin in July and run through November. We welcome your application to continue your writing at the Mesa Refuge this year.
Location:  Applications to: The Mesa Refuge c/o Common Counsel Foundation, 1221 Preservation Park Way #101, Oakland, CA 94612, US
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Leonardo Electronic Almanac Masters seeks papers from Masters PhD theses in the art/science/technology field
The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (ISSN #1071-4391) is pleased to announce that it is creating an abstracts index listing of Masters and PhD theses in the art/science/technology field. Students interested in contributing should contact LEA maintains a discussion list open only to faculty in the field. Faculty wishing to join this list should also contact

Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) is Leonardo/ISAST and MIT Press' electronic journal dedicated to providing a forum for those who are interested in the realm of where art, science, and technology converge. This peer-reviewed e-journal includes Texts; Artists using new media; Feature Articles comprised of theoretical and technical perspectives; the LEA Gallery exhibiting new media artwork by international artists; detailed information about new publications in various media; Leonardo Digital Reviews of publications, events, and exhibitions.

Recent selections include work by Mark Amerika, Linda Carroli, Choy Kok Kee, Nina Czegledy, Oliver Grau, Teri Hoskin, Patrick Lambelet, Fatima Lasay, Geert Lovink, William Magee, Robert C. Morgan, Caleb Stuart, and Alan Wallace.

Job Opportunities submitted to LEA are posted in fineArt forum (the Internet's longest running arts publication), through a recent strategic alliance. The Leonardo Bibliographies project provides reading lists on emerging and key topics in the field.

The Leonardo Pathbreakers and Pioneers Art History Project provides key primary information for art historians. The LEA Archive provides comprehensive resource and documentation information. Access to the password-protected archive is provided with your LEA subscription.
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Symposium: Globalization and the Environmental Justice Movement
Posted by:  Joni Adamson and Tina Gianquitto,,
Deadline:  May 31, 2004
The 2004 Symposium on Globalization and the Environmental Justice Movement invites academics, activists, artists, scientists, graduate students, and government and industry representatives to submit proposals for papers, panels, posters, performances, workshops, roundtables, and readings.

The symposium, sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment and the University of Arizona South, will focus on environmental justice, urban nature, native lands, and grassroots activism that is raising questions about the effects of globalism, corporate capitalism, and the selective/disproportionate distribution of toxic sites at native sacred sites and in the environments of low-income and people of color communities.

Send inquiries and one-page proposals (email preferred; no attachments please) to BOTH Joni Adamson and Tina Gianquitto.
Location:  US
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Klondike Institute of Art and Culture Artist in Residence Program
Posted by:  1-867-993-5005,
Deadline:  May 31, 2004
The Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) is now accepting applications from visual artists, media artists, and interdisciplinary artists for its 2005 Artist in Residence program. The residence accommodates up to 2 artists concurrently - for research, development and production of ongoing or new bodies of work.

Program Objectives:
1. To provide artists with unrestricted time and space to research, develop and produce ongoing or new body of works/projects.
2. To introduce visiting artists to northern peoples, cultures and landscapes.
3. To introduce the Yukon community to new and innovative ideas and practices of Canadian and international artists.
4. To provide outreach activities such as talks, workshops and exhibitions, intended to promote interaction and professional development in the community.

Residencies are from 4 - 12 weeks duration starting from November 8, 2004 through to December 31, 2005.
Location:  KIAC Artist in Residence Program, Bag 8000, Dawson City, Yukon , Dawson City, Yukon Y0B 1G0, CA
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Future Species
Posted by:  416.504.7142,
Deadline:  May 31, 2004
The call for submissions and proposals at Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts is for artworks that address the broad-based theme of the future of our species.

Given our increasingly intimate relationship with technology, experiments with genetic modification, and the widespread introduction of chemicals and pharmaceuticals into the food chain, it seems apparent that our species will need to evolve and adapt physically in order to survive.

For the exhibition, taking place at Propeller in October 2004, guest curator, David Liss, director of Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art (MOCCA), is seeking artworks in any media that thematically speculate upon our appearance and physical characteristics several more links along in the Darwinian evolutionary chart of natural selection; post-post figurative, so to speak.

The resulting exhibition is related to a cycle of research, exhibitions and projects developed by Mr. Liss, exploring cultural and artistic speculations upon the future of the human condition.

All media are welcome and the call is open to artists at the emerging or advanced stages of practice.
Location:  Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, 984 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H1, CA
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Educators: Workshops with Eco-Artist Brandon Ballengée
Posted by:  Heng-Gil Han, 718-658-7400 ext. 32.Deadline:  May 30, 2004
Workshops are being offered in conjunction with Brandon Ballengée's exhibition at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning. Choose a day between May 10 - 30 that works for your students and reserve a time slot.

Workshop I:
Tour and discussion of JCAL exhibition by Eco-artist Brandon Ballengée. Work with students discussing environmental issues affecting Jamaica Bay such as declining marine fisheries and global warming. Students will also have the opportunity to examine and draw preserved and living aquatic specimens such as fish, mollusks, and crustaceans. Students will also learn how to identify (key-out) and explore phylogenic or evolutionary relationships between species.
15 Students Maximum

Workshop II:
Join Eco-artist Brandon Ballengée in exploring the biodiversity of the Jamaica Bay Estuary. Students will participate in ecological field surveying activities such as seining and dip-netting and have the opportunity to observe and collect samples of various types of aquatic animals. Students will create a series of sketches of the collected fish, mollusks, and crustaceans that they can share with their classmates. Followed by a guided bird-walk at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. This field trip is in collaboration with David Rosain, Peter Warny, and Chrissy Word.
Location:  161-04 Jamaica Avenue , Jamaica, NY 11432, US
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Art in Public Places: Drake Water Reclamation Facility Project
Posted by:  Ilsbeth Kaufman, (970) 416-2646,
Deadline:  May 24, 2004
The City of Fort Collins Art in Public Places Program is seeking an artist to work with the Drake Water Reclamation Project team. As a collaborative member of the team, the artist will work to design and develop art concepts for this site.

The artist will also work with the project team to develop a detailed proposal, budget and timeline. Upon final approval from the APP Board and Fort Collins City Council, the artist will be awarded the contract for an amount up to $70,000 for this project. The artist will then follow through with the fabrication and installation of the artwork.

To receive a prospectus; fax a request to 970.416.2033 and follow the verbal instruction to request document #30941, or stop by the City of Fort Collins' Purchasing Division, 215 N. Mason, second floor, Fort Collins. Please request proposal P-941.
Location:  Proposals sent to: East Prospect Road Project, City of Fort Collins Purchasing Division, P.O. Box 580, Fort Collins, CO 80522, US
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Call for SF Bay Area Multicultural Environmental Artists:
Deadline:  May 15, 2004
Visual/Performing/Healing Arts/Spoken Word/Circus/Other

This is a request for proposals for participation in the Third in a Series of Community Dialogues in Comprehensive Sustainable Development an afternoon celebration of diversity- Saturday, May 22, 2004, 1-5pm.

This free public outdoor event, will be held at the San Miguel Child Development Center & is sponsored by Life Frames, Inc. & A Living Library, San Francisco Department of the Environment, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval's Office,, Somarts, LAND, & ArtSFest 2004.

All interested artists: painters, sculptors, landscapers, recyclers, performers, musicians, dancers, poets, tai chi experts, clowns, stiltwakers, puppeteers, and others are invited to submit a proposal. Artists can choose between an asphalt area, garden or orchard setting for installing or performing their work. Performance artists, musicians, and others should plan for a 10-30 minute performance time. Artists are also invited to create works of art, "performing" the process as part of the event, such as painting the landscape or festivities, live, or building a piece with recycled or natural materials during the event.

All proposals must address the themes of Multicultural Environmental Art,in some way, & can be interactive, should be temporary, & easy to install. However, a few installations could remain in the Living Library Gardens or Orchard areas, if appropriate. You might also like to propose an artwork that could become a more permanent installation for this evolving, ecological landscape environment: the OMI/Excelsior Living Library & Think Park that is being developed on this site by Life Frames, Inc.& A Living Library. With the students and the community, we are transforming several acres of asphalt and concrete at the San Miguel Child Development Center into a Green Center of Community.

There maybe a modest materials budget available for installation artists . All applicants will be notified by May 3rd if accepted.

Please send your resume with email, street address & phone number; statement about your proposed work, and a 8.5" x 11" drawing or image of your artwork, proposed performance and length, or installation to:
Celebration of Diversity 93 Mirabel, San Francisco 94110
Location:  San Miguel Child Development Center & Living Library Gardens between : 233 - 241 Oneida St., off San Jose Avenue, between Ocean & Geneva Avenues. Two blocks from Balboa BART Station. , San Francisco, CA, US
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Visuals & Voices: A Travelling Eco Art & Poetry Show for High School Students
Posted by:  Shermin de Silva, 925-381-6148,
Deadline:  May 15, 2004
Are you creative? Express your feelings about the environment in any creative way, including photography or poetry, and submit it for the first-ever EarthTeam Art & Poetry Show, Visuals & Voices, for your chance to have your work shown throughout the Bay Area!

Visuals and Voices is being planned by high school students of the EarthTeam Youth Coalition and will debut on Opening Night, May 22nd and travel to galleries, libraries, schools, community centers, and other locations around the Bay Area for months to come.

At least 3 winners will be chosen from each category to receive cash prizes or gift certificates. Winning poets will be invited to read their poetry on Opening Night. Winning art and other selected entries will be displayed on opening night and throughout the Bay Area during the Road Trip. Admission is FREE. However all donations will benefit an environmental cause chosen by students of the EarthTeam Youth Coalition.
Location:  Submit to: EARTHTEAM Visuals & Voices, PO Box 4686 , Walnut Creek, CA 94956, US
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THE EROSIONS SHOW: Open Call for Artists
Posted by:  Sandro Dernini, 0039.06-58335008,
Deadline:  May 29, 2004
From May 29 to June 7, 2004, Plexus International is presenting the Second Edition of "Le Triangle de l'Art Festival", within the DakArtOff section of the Biennale of Contemporary African Art, Dakar. The 2004 Art Festival will stage "THE EROSIONS SHOWS" as an Art Call to stop the dramatic sea erosion of the Door of No Return of the House of the Slaves, UNESCO World Heritage site, in the island Goree, off Dakar, as symbol of the erosion of the memory of humankind, of world heritage, of biodiversity, of local knowledge, of ecological and cultural diversities, of peace, of civil liberties, of human rights and of wellbeing in the living planet, and, day after day, of our freedom.

You are invited to participate with all art forms to express your own interpretation on the multiplex meaning of "erosion". Even if you cannot be in person in Dakar to stop the EROSIONS you may participate virtually online by emailing your art contribution. All Artworks then will be exhibited at the Municipality Hall of the Medina of Dakar and posted on our web site.
Location:  Municipality of the Medina , Dakar, SN
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Hidden Rivers Project
Posted by:  Michelle Hirschhorn, Isis Arts, +44 (0)191 261 4407,
Deadline:  May 4, 2004
The Hidden Rivers project is a citywide series of public arts commissions marking the courses of streams, which flow beneath Newcastle. The Arts in Education residency will complement the public art programme and provide an exciting opportunity to work within schools and create work to commission around the project theme.

All streams flow into the River Tyne. In the past, the population and economy of the city have been concentrated around them and the shape of the city is defined by the topography they created. They are rich in potential for creative appreciation and interpretation. The project 'marks' the land with public art in a number of strategically important locations across the city. It will create a 'collection' of works, which orientate the viewer and provide a physical and conceptual guide to the city. For more details, please see website.
Location:  ISIS Arts, 5 Charlotte Square, First Floor, Newcastle NE1 4XF, GB
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Emerging Curators Program: Call for Proposals
Posted by:  718-782-7755,
Deadline:  May 1, 2004
Exhibitions in the NURTUREart Gallery are curated by independent emerging curators. If you are have an idea for an exhibition, this is your opportunity to realize it through NURTUREart's Emerging Curators' Program.

Please SEND:
- Application form signed and completely filled out
- A one page description of the concept of the show
- 2-4 slides representing the work of each proposed artist, minimum six artists (slides to be provided by the artists, not removed from the Registry)
- Resume from the curator
- Resumes from each artist
- SASE, or pick up your proposal in person after selection results
Download the Gallery Map (pdf file) for details and measurements on the exhibition space from our website.

We regret that NURTUREart will not be able to receive or respond to phone calls/ e-mails inquiring about the status of a proposal. NURTUREart will contact the sender as soon as possible. Please note that the Proposal receipt deadline of May 1 at 6 p.m is NOT a postmark deadline.
Location:  NURTUREart Gallery and Emerging Curator Resource Center, 475 Keap Street, Ground Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11211, US
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Call for Videos: RestCycling Art Festival
Posted by:  Fax: 0049.30.24 03 99 23,
Deadline:  April 26, 2004
The RestCycling Art (RCA) Festival deals with the metamorphosis of society's refuse into contemporary art. About 40 international artists will be working in many different areas including painting, sculpture, installation, new digital media, design, fashion, performance, music, photography. In addition, discussions (on environmental topics), workshops, video projections, live music, performance, theatre & a children's program will be taking place.

For this festival, we are looking for videos dealing with issues such as nature & natural living spaces, the consumer society, urbanism, industrial deserts, the environment, garbage & recycling.

We hope to present a vast spectrum of perspectives on these topics. The artists should try and integrate their own cultural and geographical background into the issue they are basing their video on.
Location:  RestCycling Art, Christburgerstrasse 29, Berlin 10405, DE
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Creative Partnerships Sunderland: New Media Project
Posted by:  Michelle Hirschhorn, Isis Arts, +44 (0)191 261 4407,
Deadline:  April 23, 2004
ISIS Arts is offering a number of opportunities for experienced new media artists to work creatively in education. We are looking for artists with a broad range of new media skills to work in schools in the Sunderland area.

The chosen artists will work with Lead artist/trainer Chris Madge to explore new territories in creative new media education. Chris has been developing a training program for staff in selected schools and is now looking for a number of artists to develop projects which support a creative approach to new media. Fee: £2000 (per artist), Timescale: May to July, 2004.
Location:  Isis Arts, First Floor, 5 Charlotte Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4XF, GB
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Isis Arts New Media Commissions 2004
Posted by:  Michelle Hirschhorn, Isis Arts, +44 (0)191 261 4407,
Deadline:  April 23, 2004
Isis Arts is seeking submissions for two new media art commissions, to be completed between May and September, 2004.

Artists are invited to submit proposals for web-based or moving image work - one of each will be selected. Proposals for either new projects or the completion of works in progress are welcome.

A fee of UKP 1,000 inclusive (includes artist fee, production costs and travel) will be awarded for each commission and up to 10 days at the Isis Arts media lab in Newcastle, including technical support to assist with production. It is expected that at least part of the commission will be produced at Isis Arts.
Location:  Isis Arts, First Floor, 5 Charlotte Square , Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4XF, GB
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Curator Seeking Artwork
Posted by:  Mónica Bello, Cultural Projects,
Deadline:  April 15, 2004
Curator, Monica Bello, is putting on a exhibition in Madrid, Spain showing pieces where natural systems and artificial systems get together. She is interested in getting in touch with artists working with living systems.

Please contact asap - sending details of works. Exhibition dates: from July to September 2004.
Location:  Madrid, ES

Immodest Proposals: Unreasonable Public Art Projects for Houston
Posted by:  Kevin Jefferies,
Deadline:  April 3, 2004
This is a call for Entries by the Buffalo Bayou ArtPark. If you had the opportunity to create a public art project for Houston on the scale of, say, the Eiffel Tower, what would you do? This is your opportunity to answer that question.

All interested artists, architects, and citizens are invited to submit drawings for outrageous, over-the-top public art projects. You must pick a spot in the Houston area that needs public art and design a large project that addresses that need. Practical issues can be left for another day.

All entries must be submitted on a board 24" wide x 36" high and delivered to BBAP at the Commerce Street Artists Warehouse. All entries will be screened in order to ensure a quality show. A catalogue including all entries will be produced and distributed. Any potential opportunities opened by these proposals will be pursued vigorously.
Prizes: 1st: $200, 2nd: $100, 3rd: $50
Location:  Commerce Street Artists Warehouse, Studio M, 2315 Commerce Street, Houston, TX, US
Web link:

Call for Artists: Artful ReCreations, a Recycled Art Show, Auction and Fundraiser
Posted by:  Eric Vozick, 303-404-2839,
Deadline:  April 2, 2004
Eco-Cycle has a call out to artists to participate in Artful ReCreations, an art show featuring artwork made from recycled and scrap materials or artwork which incorporates a recycling theme.

Materials used in previous shoes includes scrap metal, computer and electronic components, old lithographs, fabric scraps, egg cartons, papers and magazines, old gun parts, aluminum and steel cans, bottle caps, and much more. Mediums represented include collage, photography, quilting, mixed media, sculpture, papermaking, metal work, hook rugging, watercolor and furniture making.

The top 5 juried pieces will receive cash and product awards as well as Award Certificates. Artists may submit up to 3 pieces; there is no application fee.
Location:  Eco-Cycle, Broomfield Office, 225 Commerce Street, Broomfield, CO 80020, US
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Multiple Exposures ll
Posted by:  (973) 744-1940Deadline:  April 1, 2004
Multiple Exposures ll, a national juried contemporary photgraphy exhibit open to all photographic medium, June 4-27,2004. Juror Tom Strider, artist, photographer, curator, collections manager, Jersey City Museum, jurying by five slides, $35. Prospectus SASE #10 to Makeready Pess Gallery.
Location:  Makeready Press Gallery 214 Glenridge Ave., Montclair, New Jersey 07042, US

ECOS, the Environmental Clearinghouse, Call for Artists
Posted by:  ecos@global2000.netDeadline:  March 31, 2004
ECOS The Environmental Clearinghouse presents a juried environmental art show "Just beyond our door...The Nature Dimension," April-June at the Schenectady Museum. For entry rules and application call ECOS at 370-4125 or write to
Location:  US

Turbulence: International Juried Net.Art Competition
Deadline:  March 31, 2004
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. is pleased to announce that with the support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, 5 projects will be commissioned for the Turbulence web site in an international juried competition.

AVENUES OF INVESTIGATION: Projects that experiment with new forms of interdisciplinary collaboration and creativity and engage the user as an active participant. Collaborations may be between visual artists, sound artists, programmers, scientists, and others. Proposed works may include the use of wireless devices such as cell phones and palm pilots to access and add to the experience of the work.

CRITERIA: (1) artistic merit of the proposed project; (2) originality; (3) degree of programming skill and technological innovation; and (4) extent of collaborative and interdisciplinary activity.
Each commission will be $5,000
Location:  US
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Keepers of the Waters Website Adminstrator Position
Posted by:  Betsy Damon, founder and director,
Website administrator and newsletter editor for Keepers of the Waters, an international network. Our mission is to inspire and promote projects that restore, preserve and remediate water sources using art, science and community involvement.

Write quarterly newsletter, promote network, maintain and edit website, work with programmer and network members. Skills needed, writing, understanding of html and website architecture, graphic design, knowledge of environmental art and global water issues. You need to be able to work at home, have a computer and be self motivated, energetic and creative. This is a part time job.
Web link:

17th Annual BCC Sculpture Garden Exhibition
Posted by:  Leslie Kaufman, 215-413-9126,
Deadline:  March 22, 2004
Burlington County College invites sculptors over 18 years of age to submit outdoor works for the 17th Annual Burlington County College Sculpture Garden exhibition. There is a $10.00 entry fee for three pieces, and artists may submit up to three views of each work. Selected sculptures will be exhibited for a period of one year, from August 2004 - July 2005. Artists will receive a minimum $250.00 stipend plus travel expenses and sales of the works will be encouraged. The competition will be judged by Warren Angle, Exhibition Curator, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA. For prospectus, contact Leslie Kaufman.
Location:  Burlington County College, County Route 530, Pemberton, N.J. 08068, US
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Notions Of Expenditure
Posted by:  L. Palmer,
Deadline:  March 22, 2004
Request for speculative proposals to re-design exercise equipment to generate and store energy; and/or to retrofit gyms to function as local power sources linked to the grid.

Pragmatic designs are earnestly requested. Less specifically pragmatic, and more speculative, symbolic, or even satirical designs are also encouraged. Form of proposals & address: Drawings, models, photographs, texts, full-scale working machines. If you want to email an image, please send as a pdf or jpeg file.

This RFSP is not a competition, per se, but will result in a public exhibition of all the submissions. A website will be posted soon; please email for details.
Location:  L. Palmer Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study 34 Concord Ave. , Cambridge, MA 02138, US

Call for Artists: Environmental Arts Programme, Wildfowl & Wetland Centre, England
Posted by:  Tamsin Xerxes,
Deadline:  March 19, 2004
1)Opportunity for 3 artists to create new works during a month long residency. The residencies, to take place during the summer and early autumn 2004, are the latest in a series of commissions and art projects being developed at WWT Arundel, combining art, the landscape and education. Artists are invited to make temporary or permanent works which respond directly to the site. The aim is to create works which provide learning opportunities for visitors using materials found on or near to the site. Fees: £5,000 each residency.

2) Opportunity for 3 early career artist-helpers to work with the main residency artists Applicants must be within five years of setting up and based in the south-east region. Fees: £900 each artist-helper.
Location:  Wildfowl and Wetland Trust, Mill Road, Arundel, W Sussex BN18 9PB, GB
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6th Annual Fields Project
Posted by:  Betty Adams, 815-732-2100, info@ArtontheRock
Deadline:  March 15, 2004
The competition brings art and agriculture together. Artists working in two- and three-dimensional media are eligible to create works inspired by Midwestern landscapes, while experiencing rural life by living with host farm families. Painters, photographers and sculptors will have historical sites, sandstone outcroppings and the scenic Rock River Valley to create from. Earthwork sculptors will be able to cut/mow an earthwork design on the prairie (10-20 acres) to be viewed primarily from the air.
Location:  124 1/2 N Fourth St., Oregon, IL 61061, US
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A Call for Entries From the Buffalo Bayou ArtPark
Posted by:  Kevin JefferiesDeadline:  March 13, 2004
Once again the Buffalo Bayou ArtPark helps celebrate FotoFest by inviting Houston artists to create site specific photographic installations in the Sabine Street ArtPark. All interested artists are encouraged to place work in the park by noon March 13, 2004 and remove it by 6pm.

The work can encompass whatever aspect of the photographic arts the artist chooses. These can include existing photographs, site-specific work or performance pieces performed that day and captured on film. The event will begin at noon and proceed until that evening when all the work will be taken down and the site will be returned to its normal state. Only the photographic record will survive.
Location:  Sabine Street ArtPark, 100 Sabine (between Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive on the banks of Buffalo Bayou), Houston, TX, US
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Internships: Franconia Sculpture Park
Posted by:  651-465-3701,
Deadline:  March 5, 2004
Franconia Sculpture Park, a 16 acre site located in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, 45 minutes north east of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, MN, is seeking intern artist/sculptors. As part of our dedication to building expertise and experience in student, graduate and post grad artists, FSP actively recruits student artists to participate in our intern/mentor program. Responsibilities are primarily to assist visiting artist with fabrication, site preparation, and installation of all types and sizes of 3-D work; landscaping & maintenance. Recent grads and students of museum studies/arts administration are also encouraged to apply. Internships are a minimum of six weeks and may last up to six months. Intern artists are encouraged to create their own work for inclusion in the 2002 show. Up to 6 interns are provided room and board.
Location:  Franconia Sculpture Park Intern Artists 2004, 29815 Unity Avenue, Shafer, MN 55074, US
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Call for Artists: ”Extinct/Extant“
Posted by:  Leslie Kaufman, 215-413-9126,
Deadline:  March 5, 2004
Philadelphia Sculptors, in partnership with the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, seeks artists for an exhibition of site-specific environmental art "Extinct/Extant", to be held on the Center's grounds during summer 2004. A 500 acre nature preserve located in Philadelphia, the Center consists of ponds, meadows, and woodlands interspersed with nature trails. Four or more artists will be selected to create work relating to the theme of the human impact on the natural environment.
Location:  Art in the Environment Competition, c/o Leslie Kaufman, 933 N. Orianna St., Philadelphia, PA 19123, US
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General Services Administration’s Art in Architecture Program
Deadline:  March 1, 2004
The General Services Administration's Art in Architecture Program commissions publicly scaled artworks that are integral parts of the architectural fabric or surrounding landscape of new federal buildings. GSA maintaines a slide registry for artists interested in being considered for Art in Architecture commissions. Artists may send requests for registration.
Location:  Office of the Chief Architect PBS, U.S. General Services Administration 1800 F Street, NW , Washington, DC 20405
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Champ Libre’s Call for Submissions
Deadline:  March 1, 2004
True to its in situ diffusion approach, it is under the theme of the DESERT that Champ Libre presents its 6th edition of the Manifestation Internationale Vidéo et Art Électronique, which will take place in an urban and industrial site currently under transformation.

The site chosen for the upcoming Manifestation is the inspiring des Carrières incinerator situated in the Rosemont-Petite Patrie borough of Montreal. The site will be occupied and set up to receive an interdisciplinary program and multi-network presentation drawing from the fields of video, architecture, urbanism, literature and electronic arts. For more information, visit our website:
Location:  Champ Libre, 1050 boulevard René-Lévesque Est, Suite 105 , Montréal, Quebec H2L 2L6, CA
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Kamiyama Artist in Residence Program
Posted by:  Shinya Ominami,
Deadline:  February 29, 2004
The Kamiyama Artist in Residence (KAIR) Program is an independent project organized by volunteers who share the desire to develop art and culture in Kamiyama, Japan and was established in 1999 to invite and provide artists with the unique opportunity to concentrate on their work in a supportive, communal environment. Please see website for more information.
Location:  The Kamiyama Artist in Residence Committee, 100 Honnoma, Jinryo, Kamiyama-cho, Myozai-gun, Tokushima 771-3395, JP
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International Program for Art, Science, and Business
Posted by:  Sarah Sofia Panteleev,
The Akademie Schloss Solitude offers emerging scientists and managers the opportunity to develop collaborative projects with artists. Projects will be realized in a flexible time setting as workshops, symposia, or extended stays. Applicants should be 35 years of age or older with an interest in science or business. Science and business guests (no age limit) recommended by universities, research intitutes, or firms are welcome to apply. Deadline is ongoing.
Location:  Akademie Schloss Solitude/Stiftung des ö ffentlichen Rechts, Solitude 3, Stuttgart 70197, DE
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Action for Nature Young Eco-Hero Award
Posted by:  Sally Douglas Arce,
Deadline:  February 29, 2004
Action for Nature (AFN) is seeking applications from students 8-16 for its 2004 International Young Eco-Hero Awards program. The Young Eco-Hero Awards Program recognizes the individual accomplishments of young people who have carried out environmental action projects. Projects must concern environmental advocacy, protection, or research. Winners will receive a cash award.

AFN is a non-profit organization that encourages young people to take personal action to better the environment, and to foster love and respect for nature. Based in San Francisco, California, the board and staff of Action for Nature believe that the long-term health of our planet and all who live on it requires that young people learn the importance of loving and respecting the natural world.
Location:  Action for Nature, 2269 Chestnut Street, #263, San Francisco, CA 94123, US
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Call for Art: Food/Garden/Agriculture Art
Deadline:  February 29, 2004
For a future online exhibition, is seeking artwork related to ideas and concepts associated with the Slow Food movement, agricultural land use, urban art gardens, and/or agricultural ecology. Please submit no more than 10 images (in JPEG format on CD or slides) and a project description (no more than 2 pages), along with a copy of your resume or C.V. and statement via snail mail to the attention of: GardenArtExhib,, 518 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925, USA.

Please note: the submitted materials will not be returned and will be kept at for future reference. If your work is selected, copyright permission for publication in this online exhibition will be requested.
Location:  GardenArtExhib,, 518 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925, US

Marking a Return: AMD&ART Student Competition
Deadline:  February 15, 2004
Acid Minde Drainage and Art, Inc. provides an innovative approach to Appalachia's most blighting environmental liability: acid mine drainage (AMD). Our nonprofit organization engages professionals from many disciplines to explore innovative pragmatic ways of responding to this problem. The community of Vintondale, a small coal patch town 15 miles northeast of Johnstown, has joined with the artists, historians, and scientists of AMD&ART to transform 35 acres of abandoned mine land into a community park rich with educational and interpretive content. An AMD passive treatment system, history wetlands and recreational area were designed by a multidisciplinary team to address coal country's water and land reclamation in dynamic new ways. This design competition will address a critical moment in this larger project - the return of clean water into the Blacklick Creek after being filtered through the passive treatment system.

Entries are due February 15, 2004. We seek entries from students currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate programs. While there are no restrictions on major, creative integration of art and science is preferred. We encourage collaborative or team submissions as designs must respond to hydrologic, cultural, historic, and economic landscape demands.
Location:  AMD&ART, Inc. 411 Third Avenue , Johnstown, PA 15905, US
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Call for Artists for the 2004 Geumgang Nature Art Biennale
Posted by:  82-41-853-8828,
Deadline:  February 15, 2004
YATOO, the Association of Korean Nature Artists, will host this international art festival that embodies the Nature Art movement. Based on an interest and commitment to nature and the environment, YATOO's work draws on nature itself as the source of power for creative expression. The theme for this event is "Nature, the Environment, and Human being through Art".

We seek two types of works:
A: Large Works of Nature Art; Art pieces that blend well with the surrounding natural environment, clearly embodying traits of Nature Art, which can be put on permanent display for a period of approximately three to 10 years.
B: General Works of Nature Art; Art pieces that clearly embody traits of Nature Art and can be displayed for the duration of the exhibition (3 months).
You may submit applications via post or email.
Location:  Secretariat for the 2004 Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, 185 Banjukdong, Gongju City, Chungcheongnamdo 314-100, KR
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Franconia Sculpture Park Call for Artists
Posted by:  651-465-3701,
Deadline:  February 14, 2004
Franconia Sculpture Park is now accepting sculpture/installation proposals for the year 2004. Located on 16 acres in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles northeast of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, FSP supports emerging and career sculptors. Currently there are over 70 sculptures/installations sited at the park. FSP offers opportunities for artists to create new work through its residency program. Site-specific, installation and/or existing sculptures will be considered. Artists may be in residence from three days to three months.
Location:  Franconia Sculpture Park, Artists 2003, and 29815 Unity Avenue, Shafer, MN 55074, US
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In the Public Realm
Deadline:  February 13, 2004
In the Public Realm is an opportunity for emerging New York artists to undertake the challenge of creating a temporary work in a public space. Up to seven artists will be selected by a distinguished panel of artists, critics and arts professionals and commissioned by the Public Art Fund to develop formal proposals for public art projects. From these proposals, the Public Art Fund will select three artists to realize their work in the coming year.
Location:  One Fund, Inc., Attn: In the Public Realm, One East 53rd Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10022, US
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Sculpture In and By the River 2004
Posted by:  Ann Jon, 413-698-2313,
Deadline:  January 31, 2004
Sculpture now is currently accepting proposals from professional sculptors for Sculpture In and By the River 2004. This exhibition is part of Housatonic River Summer 2004, a collaboration of more than 20 Berkshire-based river and land conservancies, art museums, and organizations.
The theme, The River, Past, Present and Future, is intended to raise awareness of the river as a nature resource of the Berkshires. Site-specific installations and art/science collaborations, as well as conceptual work and sculptures representing the fauna and flora of the river are encouraged. Artists are asked to mail up to 10 slides of existing work, a numbered slide list, a resume and a SASE to:
Location:  Sculpture Now, PO Box 482,, Great Barrington, MA 01230, US
Web link: - search under Portfolio for Sculpture Now

Basics-Festival: A Call for Projects
Posted by:  +43-662-848784-0,
Deadline:  January 28, 2004
This is a call for projects which should work within the cooperation between technology, social acting and art on the ambivalence of the so-called common ground. Contrary to an uncritical attitude towards consumption and an unreflective fascination towards all electronic possibilities, we are interested in artistic strategies that trace the hidden facets of illusions and combinations within the media game. We also want to make the challenges provoked by digital, electronic equipment and programs a subject of discussion.
Location:  ARGEkultur Gelände Salzburg Mühlbacherhofweg 5 A-5020 , Salzburg, DE
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2004 Art in Environmental Activism
Posted by:  618.529.9331 or 618.351.7556,
Deadline:  January 24, 2004
The exhibition is not intended to be a formal celebration of the landscape, but rather an incomplete chronicle of mankind's impact on it. While the show is restricted to residents of the Great Lakes Region, entries are in no way restricted to topics or subjects directly related to regional waterways. Open to artists of any age working in all media.
Location:  St. Clair County Community College, Visual and Performing Arts Gallery, 323 Erie Street, , Port Huron, MI 48061, US
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networks, art & collaboration: Call for Submissions
Posted by:  Geert Lovink,
Deadline:  January 20, 2004
Currently accepting submissions for in-person and web-based participation in this conference, held April 24-25, 2004 at SUNY at Buffalo. In addition, we invite texts for publication in a magazine that will be made available at the conference.

In a high-energy context this conference will bring together artists, designers, social scientists, engineers, and scientists in formats such as workshops, lectures, open mic, parties, screenings, interviews, brain storming sessions, artist presentations, and an open space — all aiming at ongoing collaborations and exchange of knowledge, the creation of prototype projects. The aim of the conference is to get a deeper understanding of the dynamics of collaboration, models of critical web-based art, and the role media technologies play in the making of social networks.
Location:  Department of Media Study College of Arts and Sciences SUNY at Buffalo , Buffalo, NY 14260-6020, US
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Art & Community Landscapes Residency Program
Posted by:  Liesel Fenner, (617) 951-0010,
Deadline:  January 15, 2004
Art & Community Landscapes (ACL) is an artist residency program that addresses local and regional environmental concerns through site-specific art projects that may include temporary art installations, exhibitions, interpretive media, festivals, or other works informed by the sites and communities of the project's region. Selected artists develop and implement projects to inspire greater involvement in protecting and enhancing rivers, trails, and greenways in collaboration with local communities.
Location:  New England Foundation for the Arts, 266 Summer Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02210, US
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First International Juried Biennial Exhibition
Posted by:  (513) 868-8336Deadline:  January 15, 2004
The Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum is seeking large-scale outdoor sculpture and site-specific installations for its First International Juried Biennial Exhibition, April 15 - November 15, 2004. A jury will select 10 works from slides. All styles and media are eligible as long as the works are safe for park visitors and able to withstand the Midwestern climate. For a prospectus, send a #10 SASE.
Location:  Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, 222 High Street, Hamilton, OH 45011, US
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Call for Submissions: Third NEW-CUE Writers’ Conference and Workshop in honor of Rachel Carson
Posted by:  Barbara Ward Klein, President,
Deadline:  January 14, 2004
New and established writers, instructors, scholars and practitioners are encouraged to send examples from their work: essays, poems, fiction, children's literature, and play scripts as well as journalism and scholarly research, illustrating contemporary environmental issues as well as those raised by Rachel Carson who blended science with a lyrical appreciation of nature. The theme for the 2004 Conference/Workshop will be Living Waters, and we welcome submissions that represent a 15-minute reading to be delivered at the event. For more details, please see our website.
Location:  NEW-CUE c/o St. Thomas Aquinas College , Sparkill, NY 10976, US
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Artists-in-Labs Project
Posted by:  René Stettler,
Deadline:  January 5, 2004
The AIL "Artists in Labs Project" will sponsor up to 12 AIL Residency Awards in nine different Swiss Science Laboratories in 2004. If you are a national or international artist, interested in science, you can apply with a proposal for a residency period of 3 to 6 months.
Location:  School of Art and Design Zurich Research & Development Hafnerstrasse 31, Zürich 8031, CH
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Leonardo Art and Biology Call for Papers by Artists
The Leonardo Journal publishes writings by artists about their own work. We emphasise artworks that involve interaction with contemporary science and/or use of new technologies. For a number of years we have had a call for papers on Art and Biology, including ecology and environmental sciences. We are currently emphasising work by artists outside of north america and western europe. Artists interested in documenting their work in Leonardo ( published out of MIT Press) may send queries with URL examples of their work.
Location:  US
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2003 Bernheim Art Fellowship
Posted by:  Julie Schweitzer, 502-955-8512,
Deadline:  December 31, 2003
The trustees of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest are pleased to announce the 2003 Bernheim Art Fellowship. Bernheim is a beautiful 14,000-acre property located 25 miles south of Louisville, Kentucky. The Fellowship is given annually to a talented artist who will work within the forest and/or arboretum to create works inspired by nature. The recipient is required to live at Bernheim for up to three months while working on a project. Fellowship recipients will also be asked to interact with the public in some way, which may include participation in workshops and/or lectures.
Location:  Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, PO Box 130, Clermont, KY 40110, US
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Eckerd College, Assistant Professor Position, Environmental Studies
Posted by:  Dr. Beth Forys,
Deadline:  December 15, 2003
Position Description: Environmental Studies. Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Ph.D. required. Responsible for teaching an introductory environmental studies course, the environmental studies senior seminar, and classes such as environmental literature, environmental ethics, and other related classes for our thriving, interdisciplinary environmental studies major.

The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in environmental studies and will be an excellent teacher and an active researcher of humanistic perspectives on environmental issues. Practical experience in the environmental arena would be helpful. Periodic participation in an interdisciplinary general education program is required. Please send vita, cover letter discussing teaching and research interests, teaching evaluations, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation by mail, not by email.
Location:  NAS, Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. So. , St. Petersburg, Florida 33711, US
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ACA "Winter Residency" or
Deadline:  November 30, 2003
ACA is continuing its series of residencies with a further two residencies. These will be happening between January and March 2004. ACA is interested in hearing from artists wishing to utilise/explore and work in innovative ways with the remote rural environment and community of Allenheads and its surrounding area.

Allenheads village is situated in the North Pennines, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At 1540 feet it is England's highest village and is at the geographical centre of Britain. We are looking for proposals that will see projects lasting for periods of 1 month or up to three months. One of the residencies will be working in partnership with photoNORTH for which an artist working specifically with photo based practice will be selected.
Location:  ScArtlab, Old School House, Allenheads, , Northumberland NE47 9HR, GB
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City Farm’s Harvest Festival
Posted by:  Elaine Clocherty,
Deadline:  November 20, 2003
Create 'place specific' Earth Art Sculptures in the gardens of City Farm, Perth, Western Australia.
Workshops will be held on November 20th, 22nd and 23rd. These will include; a slide show of local and international earth based artists, an opportunity for people to create their own temporary Earth Sculptures, and to join Earth Artists as they construct larger scale semi-permanant works for the festival. Workshops are free.
Location:  City Farm, corner of Lime & Brown Streets, next to Claisebrook Station, Perth, AU
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Caldera Announces Residency Opportunity for Artists and Writers
Deadline:  November 1, 2003
The 2003 Deadlines are June 1st and November 1st. Caldera is located on the shore of a cerulean blue lake formed in the cinder cone of an extinct volcano in the Cascade Mountain Range of Central Oregon. In this extraordinary natural setting, Caldera offers residencies of up to five weeks to artists and writers during the fall, winter and spring. Founded in 1996, Caldera is a nonprofit interdisciplinary arts organization committed to fostering creativity, provoking experimentation and stimulating a deeper appreciation for the environment. The 90-acre site at Blue Lake is surrounded by the Deschutes National Forest and is 17 miles west of Sisters, Oregon.

Artists and writers accepted for residency are given a private cottage and the time to concentrate on their work. Each of our five A-frame cottages has a sleeping loft, kitchenette, bathroom and living room/work area. Caldera does not charge any fees, but residents are responsible for their own transportation, meals and materials. Our first art studio is complete, and we invite those who are interested to contact us to learn what types of projects we can support. Laundry facilities are on-site. A supermarket is 15 miles away. Having a car while in residence at Caldera is extremely helpful.

Caldera supports the creative process and there is no expectation that resident artists produce a specific product. However, people who stay more than 14 days are strongly encouraged to give an informal presentation about their work during or after their residency. Public outreach activities could include an interview with the local paper, a workshop in a public school, a brown bag lunch or a public reading or talk at a venue in the Sisters area. They will work with each artist to organize an event that will meet his or her needs and interests.

Caldera has a competitive admission process. All applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by an admissions panel, which includes staff and distinguished professionals in each artistic discipline. Caldera also works with guest curators to offer special residencies by invitation. Applicants will be notified of the panel's decision eight to ten weeks after the application deadline. Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered to Caldera by the following deadlines:
Location:  Miriam Feuerle, Director of Adult Programs Caldera 224 NW 13th Avenue Portland, OR 97209, US
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Fourteenth North American Interdisciplinary Conference on Environment and Community
Deadline:  November 1, 2003
We invite proposals for individual papers and group and panel sessions. The organizers encourage submissions from scholars, thinkers,artists, students and activists from all disciplines, perspectives and fields of endeavor, and from anywhere in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico.

Past participants in the conference have included representatives from agriculture, the arts, biology/ecology/environmental science,business/management, education, economics, environmental interpretation, forestry, geology, government, history, law, literary studies, natural resource management, philosophy, psychology, recreational wilderness users, and religion.

Organized and sponsored by Empire State College, State University of New York. Featured speakers will include:
BILL McKIBBEN, environmental writer, author of The End of Nature and Enough.

AMY VEDDER, ecologist and primatologist, co-author of In the Kingdom of Gorillas: Fragile Species in a Dangerous Land.

JOE BRUCHAC, Native American writer, editor and activist, author of Our Stories Remember: American Indian History, Culture and Values through Storytelling and Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children.

HOLMES ROLSTON, III, environmental philosopher, winner of the 2003 Templeton Prize, author of Conserving Natural Value and Genes, Genesis and God.

Send one page abstracts (preferably via email, Microsoft Word attachments) by NOVEMBER 1, 2003.
Location:  Wayne Ouderkirk or Elaine Handley Empire State College 28 Union Ave. , Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, US
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Rainforest Memorial
Deadline:  October 31, 2003
Rainforest Memorial - 5 minutes before 12 - Memorial for the protection and preservation of the natural environment on Earth and its inhabitans
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ACA 2003 Artists-in-Residence Program
Since 1982, Atlantic Center's residency program has provided artists from all artistic disciplines with spaces to live, work, and collaborate during three-week residencies. Located just four miles from the east coast beaches of central Florida, the pine and palmetto wooded environment contains six award-winning studios that include a resource library, painting studio, sculpture studio, music studio, dance studio, black box theater, writer's studio, and digital computer lab.

Each residency session includes three master artists of different disciplines. The master artists each personally select a group of associates - talented, emerging, midcareer artists - through a formal application process administered by ACA. During the residency, artists participate in formal sessions with their group, collaborate on projects, and work independently. The relaxed atmosphere and unstructured program provide considerable time for artistic regeneration and creation. Room and board is free to accepted artists. For more information on how to apply, please telephone (386) 427-6975 or (800) 393-6975 or visit our website (see below).

The following artists will be in residence at Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2003.

January 20 - February 9, 2003 (application deadline: December 2, 2002)
Lewis Hyde, writer Zoe Leonard, visual artist Lewis Spratlan, composer

March 3 - 23, 2003 (application deadline: January 10, 2003)
Dave Hickey, arts writer David Parsons, choreographer Steven Pippin, visual artist

May 19 - June 8, 2003 (application deadline: March 3, 2003)
Mark Adamo, composer Gillian Wearing, visual artist John Yau, poet

September 8 - 28, 2003 (application deadline: June 2, 2003)
Katsutaka Murooka, aerial kite photographer Marc Ricketts, kite maker / kite theater Tal Streeter, kite maker

October 6 - 26, 2003 (application deadline: August 1, 2003)
Eric Bogosian, playwright Vik Muniz, visual artist Olly Wilson, composer
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Sunnyside Conservatory and Butterfly Garden Clean-up
Deadline:  October 25, 2003
Bring your kids, meet your neighbors, gloves, tools and gardener provided by Rec. & Park Refreshments provided.
Location:  236 Monterey Boulevard, San Francisco, CA, US
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Yosemite Renaissance XIX
Deadline:  October 23, 2003
osemite Renaissance is an annual competition/exhibition intended to encourage diverse artistic interpretations of Yosemite. Its goals are to bring together the works of serious contemporary artists that do not simply duplicate traditional representations; to establish a continuum with past generations of Yosemite artists; and to help re-establish visual art as a major interpretive medium of the landscape and a stimulus to the protection of the environment. Historically, the arts have played a very important role in the establishment of our State and National Parks. It is our hope that they can be just as important in future efforts to preserve and protect that heritage.

Location:  Yosemite Renaissance PO Box 1430 , Mariposa, CA 95338, US
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Artist Residency Program: Inquiry into Collectives and the Artist\'s Role in Society
Deadline:  October 1, 2003
The STUDIO for Creative Inquiry in the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University seeks applicants from across the spectrum of all the arts for two residencies January - December 2004.

The STUDIO is an arts research center designed to support creation and exploration in the arts, especially interdisciplinary projects that bring together the arts, science, technology and the humanities, and impact local and global communities. At that intersection of art, science and society, STUDIO artists find new creative opportunities, funding and the means to transform society.
Location:  STUDIO for Creative Inquiry College of Fine Arts Carnegie Mellon University , Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890, US
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Matres des lieux
Deadline:  September 15, 2003
The third "Maîtres des lieux" (Masters of the sites) art symposium will be held in Saint-Lô, now listed among French university sites, in the first two weeks of May 2004, just prior to the 60th anniversary of the Normandy landings. The city's town centre will be the theatre for visual art works created on site, in harmony with select places within the ramparts or on the newly-landscaped banks of the river Vire. The goal is to turn the location itself into a work of art. A dossier containing the application form, the terms and conditions, the calendar of the events, a map and details about the town of Saint-Lô will be forwarded to the artists who indicate their interest before 31st of August 2003. They can see photographs of the town on our website (see below). The dossier must be completed and returned to the organizers before the 15th of September 2003 along with details of the proposed art work, which should be presented in the form of a sketch, accompanied by any explanation necessary for its comprehension, including a technical commentary as proof of its feasibility, and a rough estimate of its cost.
Location:  FORUM DES ARTS 7 rue le Verrier, Saint-Lô 50000, FR
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Toronto Sculpture Garden: Proposals Being Accepted for Winter 2004 Exhibition
Deadline:  September 15, 2003
The Toronto Sculpture Garden has been a leader in Canada in the commissioning of contemporary sculpture for outdoor sites since it opened in 1981. Located in an urban park in the downtown core, it serves as a testing ground for artists to experiment with public space and to address issues of urban context, materials and scale. There are two exhibitions per year, from May through September and from October through April.

In the last decade, works have been commissioned from Micah Lexier, Tom Dean, Peter Bowyer, Millie Chen and Warren Quigley, James Carl, Liz Magor, Panya Clark Espinal, Kim Adams and Fastwurms. The current exhibition is by Ilan Sandler.

The TSG is a non-collecting institution that is unique in its partnership between the City of Toronto, which owns and operates the site as a city park, and the Louis L. Odette Family, benefactors who created the non-profit L.L.O. Sculpture Garden Foundation which funds and administers the exhibitions. Newly commissioned work becomes property of the artist and may be offered for sale after the conclusion of the exhibition.

The TSG's Art Advisory Board meets three times a year to review specific proposals. Preference is given to new work that responds to the site; only in exceptional cases will existing work be considered. The next deadline for proposals is September 15, 2003 for the next available exhibition period in Winter 2004. Subsequent proposal deadlines will be January 15, May 15 and September 15, 2004.

Submissions require:
Drawing showing the dimensions and materials proposed for the work and the location of the work on the site. Brief statement of the Theme Budget showing materials, installation/removal, transportation, and other critical costs 10-20 slides or photographs of relevant work

To request complete submission information, including fee structure and site map, contact, Rina Greer, Director, Toronto Sculpture Garden.
Location:  Toronto, Ontario, CA
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BBAP 2004 Artist in Residency
Posted by:  Kevin Jefferies,
Deadline:  September 1, 2003
The Buffalo Bayou ArtPark seeks applicants for its 7th Artist in Residency program set for Spring 2004. Applicants must be willing to travel to Houston in November 2003 to begin developing a project with University of Houston sculpture students. Travel and lodging, plus a $5,000 honorarium will be awarded to the winning applicant. Past participants have included Patrick Dougherty, Herb Parker, Tanya Preminger, and Steven Siegel. Send resume, slides, and anything else deemed necessary.
Location:  Buffalo Bayou Artpark, P.O. Box 70260, Houston, TX 77270-0260, US
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The Living Earth Culture Village calls for participation
Deadline:  February 15, 2003
A process-based site project modeling artist-driven living culture inspired by the sustainable cultures of regional precedence: Plains Aboriginal, Red River Métis, agriculturally-based settlers and Trappist Monks revived through a feminist approach to community cultural production.

Residency: Interdisciplinary Community Building
The Living Earth Culture Village is a conceptual, practical and performative experiment in open sustainable systems driven and modeling non-competitive cultural production.. A live-in nomadic village will be constructed and animated during a 4-month residency featuring all aspects of lived culture with emphasis on language, craft, public ritual and communal sustenance gardening. Workshops with guest artists will further engender a dynamic creative environment. Proposed topical workshops with artists Rita McKeough, Colleen Cutschall, Nell Tenhaaf and Cheryl L'Hirondelle will enrich the collective mentoring experience.
Location:  The Living Earth Culture Village , St. Norbert, Manitoba, Canada
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Burnham Mall Public Art
Deadline:  August 29, 2003
The Burnham Mall Public Art Installation is an opportunity for artists or collaborative teams to create a site specific installation on a prominent site in downtown Cleveland. This project will be created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Daniel Burnham's Group Plan of 1903. The goals of this project are to activate and bring awareness to Mall B (the former site of the Hanna Fountains). Up to four (4) artists or teams will be selected by a distinguished panel of arts professionals, critics, and civic leaders and will be commissioned by Cleveland Public Art to develop formal proposals for this project. From these four (4) proposals, the selection panel will select one artist or team to realize their work in 2004-2005.
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The Department of Space and Land Reclamation Wants You!
Deadline:  August 22, 2003
The newly-founded Western Division of the Department of Space and Land Reclamation (DSLR-West) is pleased to announce an Open Call for Submissions & Participation in the first-ever Space & Land Reclamation Campaign west of the Mississippi.

Converging in San Francisco for 72 hours of non-stop occupation, intervention, recreation, and re-invention of public space, the DSLR-West campaign will take place in the first weekend in October. Using the infamous art/punk rock/community center, Mission Badlands/Balazo Gallery as a center of operations, DSLR-West will establish a hub from which projects will radiate out across the metropolis. The emphasis of this campaign is on the creative usage and appropriation of public space by autonomous individuals and groups from all walks of life. DSLR-West is not just interested in Art! We are interested in people taking back their cities with a wide range of methods and approaches.

Entries will be selected by the following criteria (proposals should have one or more of these points in mind):

1) The project is specifically geared towards reclaiming space in the Bay Area (we will try to assist, but participants must work out the details of their spatial reclamations). Site-specificity (e.g. - the trolley stop on Powell & Market) and site-generality (e.g. - public transportation) are equally acceptable but should be stated to help us better organize.

2) The project provides free materials from the DSLR-West HQ to visitors/participants for distribution, installation, and/or operation in public space (i.e. - stickers, 'zines, posters, smoke bombs, stencils, condoms, how-to manuals, noise-makers, first-aid kits, handcuff keys, kites, etc, etc, etc).

3) The project is interactive, collaborative, and/or relational with other individuals, groups, participants or visitors (i.e. - workshops, teach-ins, cooking, legal services, scavenger hunts, bike rides, protests, blood drives, etc, etc, etc). These types of projects may take place at the DSLR-West HQ, or may use the headquarters as a meeting place/laboratory.

4) All projects will be video-documented and screened on monitors at the DSLR-West HQ. A corresponding city map will allow visitors to reference the project and its location in the urban environment.

5) Although the campaign will be occurring around-the-clock, individual projects are not bound to any spatial or temporal restrictions.

Please send submissions to be received by August 22, 2003.
Location:  DSLR-West 865A 52nd St. , Oakland, CA 94608, US
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CONNECT Seeks submissions for journal
Deadline:  August 15, 2003
CONNECT a biannual journal devoted to debate and dialogue between cultural theory and cultural practice is solicitng work that addresses the relationship between things natural and unnatural, between national culture and global resources, between wildness and the commonplace. As usual, we welcome work of a literary, critical, visual artistic, or performance-oriented sort.

Suggested topics include: the politics and economics of coal, gold, coltan, electricity, asbestos, water or oil; law, human rights and the idea of human resources; labor; literary and aesthetic fantasies of value and extraction; climate environmentalism; biochemical weaponry, nuclear fusion and the new terrors; the new anthropometries of genes, hormones, tissues and stem cells; memory and its perversions, survival and healing.
Location:  Connect Arts International 251 Park Avenue South , New York, NY 10010-7302, US
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Yosemite Renaissance Artists-in-Residence Program
Deadline:  August 15, 2003
The Artists-in-Residence Program is a program of Yosemite Renaissance, Inc. which provides lodging in the Yosemite area for up to one month for established artists. Applications for the 2004 Artists-in-Residence Program must be submitted by August 15, 2003.

Yosemite Renaissance is a non-profit organization for the support of the arts of Yosemite--its primary function over the last fifteen years has been to organize the Yosemite Renaissance competitive art exhibition.

For the year 2004, two to six participants will be selected for the Artists-in-Residence Program. Accomplished visual artists in all media will be considered. They will be chosen from among artists referred by other artists, critics and curators and/or from portfolios and resumes submitted by the artists themselves. In order to qualify an artist should have an established reputation within the visual art community. Amateur artists and artists who do not have an established reputation will generally not be considered for the Program. (Such artists are, however, welcome and encouraged to participate in Yosemite Renaissance's annual competitive exhibition.) Artists who wish to be considered for the AIR Program should send a resume (including lists of exhibitions, collections and publications) and no fewer than 10 slides and no more than 40 slides (loaded in slide pages) of recent work (on any subjects or themes) and other supportive documents.
Location:  Artists-in-Residence Program Yosemite Renaissance Post Office Box 1430 , Mariposa, CA 95338, US
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Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia
Deadline:  August 1, 2003
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia, in partnership with Philadelphia Sculptors, is seeking contemporary artists interested in exhibiting small-scale work that relates to nature and the environment. Submissions for Unearthed should be 2-D or 3-D works that speak either directly or metaphorically to the transformation of the local landscape.

The slide submission deadline is August 1, 2003 and the show will run from September 21 ­ November 30, 2003. The judges are Warren Angle, Exhibitions Curator and Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia. One selected artist will be awarded a solo exhibition at the Center. The entry fee is $15 for Philadelphia Sculptors members and $20 for non-members (or discounted membership and entry fee for $35 for new members.)
Location:  US
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Waterway: The V&A Waterfront Outdoor Sculpture Festival - Site walkabout and call for proposals
Deadline:  July 25, 2003
The outdoor sculpture festival in the Jan Marais Nature Reserve functioned as a satellite event to the 1st Spier Outdoor Sculpture Biennale organised by Public Eye, Cape Town's V&A Waterfront will host a satellite event to the 2nd Spier Biennale. The two events will provisionally be known as "Waterway".

The V&A Waterfront site runs along the new canal, starting at the bridge near the Waterfront's entrance, running downstream past the new residential area and ending in the yacht basin. A balustraded walkway runs along one bank and this is increasingly being used by tourists, workers and pedestrian visitors to the Waterfront. Ranging in depth from 1.4 to 2 metres, the canal is presently only partially filled with water but will be complete later this year. Currently the water is fresh, flows steadily into the yacht basin and is regularly flushed. The site encompasses a number of interesting features including floating jetties, a series of small overflows and an amphitheatre space to the side.

Emphasis will be placed on site-specific work which is accessible to a diverse audience and which can last for the exhibition's three-month duration. Initial proposals must not exceed a single A3 sheet. Judges will consist of two Public Eye members and one other expert in the field. 15 proposals will be accepted and successful applicants will receive money for the production of their works. The event is to take place in January 2004.
Location:  Public Eye All Star Studio 4th Floor, The Armoury, Buchanan Square 160 Sir Lowry Road, Cape Town, 8001, ZA
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Interview for Ecological Artists
Posted by:  Maaike Frencken,
Deadline:  July 20, 2003
My name is Maaike Frencken and I am a Dutch student in culture sciences. For my final thesis, about the integration of ecological ideas in art, architecture and product design in relation to changes in Western thinking about the relationship between people and nature, I would appreciate some personal opinions from ecological artists, architects and productdesigners. In this way I hope to give a better picture of the fields and the people and the ideas behind them. Therefore I have developed the following interview questions, which I hope some of you will reply to by sending the answers to my email adress: You can also post them on the forum. I would be very glad with it! Thanks very much in advance.

Note: Where there stands 'art' in my questions you can also read 'architecture' or 'productdesign'.

Interview questions

1. When and why did you start making ecological art?
2. Are there certain theories and scientific ideas at the core of your work?
3. Do you collaborate with others when making your art? If so, with who?
4. Where is your art most often situated? Why?
5. What goals do you have in mind with your art?
6. Are you a supporter of a certain ecological movement? If so, how is this being reflected in your work?
7. Who or what do you think is the most guilty of causing the contemporary 'ecological crisis'?
8. Do you think your art is able to reduce contemporary environmental problems?

Location:  NL

Terra Nova seeks submissions for GLOBALIZATION
Deadline:  July 1, 2003
Originally a literary quarterly, Terra Nova is now a beautiful hardcover book published annually by MIT Press with a single theme tying the collected pieces together. Past or pending books include From There to Here: Progress and Evolution (2004), Writing on Air (2003), The Book of Music and Nature (2001), and Writing on Water (2001).

We are currently seeking contributions for a new book on GLOBALIZATION, as a cultural and artistic force. Expected publication date is Spring 2005

For us, globalization is more than the global integration of markets and economic systems. It's a question of culture as well. Nowhere seems so far away from anywhere else in this web-linked world. What we eat, use, and wear is produced all over the world. Music and film is immediately beamed from one part of the world to distant ends of the earth. What of words? Do we know enough about the literature of the far away as they know of us? Globalization can proceed with learning, or with ignorance. We want to show how the former leads to a more enlightened vision of how the world will evolve ways to solve common problems with distinct solutions.

We want pieces that creatively examine the environmental, cultural, and artistic, impact of the increasing interconnectedness of people, cultures, and ideas in a more immediate way than in any previous time in history.

We are seeking contributions from writers and artists from all around the globe, addressing such issues as:

* the contact, clash, or cooperation between cultures
* the encounter between tradition and modernity
* the creative impact of feeling part of one interconnected world
* the effect of economics and the global market on peoples and cultures
* unity and diversity in ideas and art

As with previous Terra Nova books, this one will favor creative writing, not analytic responses to the issue, although we welcome critical analyses if they are well-written and literary in approach. Submissions should be rigorous but comprehensible, written for the generalist rather than the academic.

For prose: We want pieces between 3,000-6,000 words. Use as few footnotes, citations, and references as possible.

For poetry: We will not use any poems shorter than ten lines, and we would prefer to publish a group of poems by each selected poet.

For art: Please send a selection of work that will reproduce well in black-and-white. Photography and line drawing work especially well. We prefer works that stand on their own as artworks, not just as illustrations.

Location:  TERRA NOVA Cullimore 318 Humanities Dept. NJIT Newark, NJ 07102, US
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Semester of Study in Sustainable Design: Ecosa Institute
Deadline:  June 30, 2003
Applications are now being accepted for the Total Immersion Program in Sustainable Design. The program is limited to fifteen participants. Ecosa's immersion program in sustainable design is an intensive semester program for college-level design students and graduates interested in learning and advancing sustainability as applied to architecture, planning, landscape architecture and interior design. The program is complimentary to that offered in most design schools.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2003
Program dates: August 25 - December 12, 2003

Location:  123 East Goodwin Street, Prescott, AZ 86303, US
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Deadline:  June 16, 2003
The Cultural Development Authority Public Art Program for King County, Washington is seeking an artist or artist team from West of the Mississippi River to design and create work for a 2500-foot perimeter-screening project around a transit bus base in the industrial area south of downtown Seattle. Options for the selected artist include working with the landscaping to create screening, as well as producing artwork that attaches to existing fencing or that is sited near it. The artist will work in collaboration with the project design team.

4:30 P.M. on Monday, June 16th 2003

$135,000 for design, implementation, installation and travel. (Short-listed artists will be compensated for interview travel costs)

Design begins immediately after selection in July 2003
Location:  Public Art Program Cultural Development Authority of King County Re: Perimeter-Screening 506 Second Avenue, Suite 200 , Seattle, WA 98104-2307, US
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Mixed Media In The Rain Forest in Costa Rica at the Ometepe Biological Field Stations
Deadline:  June 4, 2003
This course will focus on the creation of artwork utilizing locally available materials and ecologically benign methods. For artists this is a unique opportunity to explore the lowland tropical rainforest, to experience this vital ecosystem not only intellectually, but on tactile and visceral levels as well. Work will arise from personal interactions with the local environment, and students are encouraged to experiment with new forms of artistic expression and media.

This is an intensive course, and students are expected to be working in the field or studio every day. Initially the class will focus on familiarization with the lowland rainforest ecosystem via morning and afternoon hikes and discussions regarding the environment and the conceptual frameworks that shape personal responses to it. We will also gather natural materials that may be used in the creation of artwork and explore potential locations for site-specific works. The bulk of the technical demonstrations will occur in the first 2/3 of the session, so that they might prove useful in student work. As the course progresses, more time will be given over to students so that they may devote themselves to individual projects. These projects may be in any medium, 2D or 3D, and are not required to utilize the demonstrated methods. The primary requirements are that they respond to or interact with the local ecosystem, and that they in no way cause harm to it.

The course is from July 20 - August 14, 2003.
Location:  La Suerte P.O. Box 55-7519 Miami, Florida 33255-7519, US
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May 17-18 Join Seaflow in a weekend of Art and Revolution!
Posted by:  Fern Feto, To enroll please contact -
Deadline:  May 15, 2003
We will artstorm and collaboratively create street theater, dance, visual art and big puppets in prepartion for Seaflow's day of non-violent direct action in support of ocean life. Date for this event coming soon! Aryeh Shell will share skills in creating liberatory images and theater that also highlight issues of social and environmental justice. We hope that you will come and be part of this opportunity to learn more about the use of art and creativity in creating positive change in the world. This workshop is free and limited to 20 people.
Deadline to apply is May 15.
Saturday May 17th, 1-5pm Street Theater and Movement, Sunday May 18th, 12-4pm Visual Art and Puppets
Location:  Creation Studios/Fair Anselm Plaza, Fairfax, CA, US
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Queens Museum to Commission Five Artists Gardens
Deadline:  May 16, 2003
The Queens Museum of Art announces an open competition for the commission of five artists' gardens to be created for the exhibition, Down the Garden Path: Artists Gardens since 1960, opening Summer 2004. An historical exhibition, based on the work of international artists from the 1960s-1990s, it will take place inside the museum. The newly commissioned gardens will be sited outdoors in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the Queens Botanical Garden.

The deadline for submission of materials is MAY 16, 2003. An initial group of ten artists or teams of artists will be selected in May 2003 to make proposals based on site visits and research. From these proposals five artists (or teams of artists) will be awarded commissions in September 2003. Planting will begin in Spring 2004 for a Summer 2004 presentation. The budget for each commissioned garden is $10,000.

Artists: Please do not send proposals at this time. This is a request for qualifications only. To be considered, please send a resume and ten images as slides or on DVD (PC compatible).
Location:  Queens Museum of Art Flushing Meadows Corona Park , Flushing, NY 11368-1168, US
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Queens Museum to Commission Five Artists' Gardens
Deadline:  May 16, 2003
The Queens Museum of Art announces an open competition for the commission of five artists' gardens to be created for the exhibition Down the Garden Path: Artists Gardens since 1960, opening Summer 2004. An historical exhibition, based on the work of international artists from the 1960s-1990s, it will take place inside the museum. The newly commissioned gardens will be sited outdoors in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the Queens Botanical Garden.

The deadline for submission of materials is MAY 16, 2003. An initial group of ten artists or teams of artists will be selected in May 2003 to make proposals based on site visits and research. From these proposals five artists (or teams of artists) will be awarded commissions in September 2003. Planting will begin in Spring 2004 for a Summer 2004 presentation. The budget for each commissioned garden is $10,000.

Artists: Please do not send proposals at this time. This is a request for qualifications only. To be considered, please send a resume and ten images as slides or on DVD (PC compatible). Fill out and include this form with your submission. As an "Artist Gardens" project, teams must be led by practicing artists.

Primary Contact (if submitting for a team):

Location:  Valerie Smith, Director of Exhibitions Queens Museum of Art Flushing Meadows Corona Park Flushing, NY 11368-1168, US
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Society for Ecological Restoration International, 15th Annual International Conference, Assembling the Pieces: Restoration, Landscape Ecology & Design
Deadline:  May 15, 2003
The 15th Annual International SER Conference will focus on merging the science and practice of ecological restoration with the design expertise of landscape ecology, landscape architecture, land planning, and civil engineering, to the benefit of all. Abstracts that address the theme are especially encouraged, but submissions may be from any aspect of restoration. We also welcome the report of projects that are interdisciplinary, that consider the need to communicate with broad audiences, or that explore ways of teaching restoration at any level. Please note that you will need to submit your abstract online through the SER website. We've included the pertinent information about the abstract submittal process below; for more information about the conference, visit any of the links on the gold bar above.
Location:  SER Program Chair, Dr. Bill Halvorson, USGS Sonoran Desert Field Station 125 Biological Sciences East, Tucson, AZ 85721, US
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Marking a Return: AMD&ART Student Competition
Deadline:  May 15, 2003
This project seeks to integrate both the Arts and the Sciences in a project that actually fixes contaminated water while it also creates opportunity for some hope in coal country. We work closely with community members, a number of agencies, both nonprofit and governmental, and many other partners in trying to accomplish this task. Given 35 acres of abandoned coal processing plant land and a small acid mind drainage discharge, we worked with an expanding partnership for ten years to transform that inheritance into a community asset that cleans the polluted water, brings some pride back to a small coal camp, and, hopefully, creates some occasional delight as well.

The student competition is placed in the physical location on the site where that task is visually, formally, finally, completed. After the acid mine drainage passes through the treatment system and all the wetlands, it goes through a small pipe back into the Yellow Boy Channel and then through another pipe under the access road and back to the river. Somewhere in this specific area between the discharge from the wetlands and the edge of the river, AMD&ART wants to locate some acknowledgment - - a flag of success, a celebratory gesture, a pride-full expression of victory, or maybe just a quiet moment of reflection. It will be up to the contestants to decide whatever seems most appropriate to them and the the jury to understand and select that best expression
Location:  AMD&ART, Inc. 411 Third Avenue , Johnstown, PA 15905, US
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Community Partnership Grant Opportunity
Deadline:  May 9, 2003
The Pathways to Collaboration workgroup, funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, is awarding three-year $50,000 (per year) grants to up to twelvecommunity partnerships from across the United States to explore the collaborative problem-solving process. The workgroup is seeking Letters of Intent from partnerships that have demonstrated success in using collaboration to address problems in any area (including brownfields cleanup and redevelopment) that are important to people in their community. Applicants must also exhibit a spirit of curiosity about what aspects of the collaborative process made those successes possible and express an interest in participating in a rigorous and provocative learning experience.

Successful applicants will working with the Pathways to Collaboration workgroup and other partnerships to:

* Understand and document what they are doing well and learn how to teach those skills to others;

* Go beyond their current achievements by learning from partnerships whose strengths are complementary to their own; and

* Create new knowledge and tools that will help partnerships everywhere become more effective in engaging many different kinds of people and organizations in collaborative problem solving.

The due date for Letters of Intent from community partnerships is May 9, 2003
Location:  Dorothy C. Benson Center for the Advancement of Collaborative Strategies in Health The New York Academy of Medicine 1216 Fifth Avenue, Room 452 , New York, NY 10029, US
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Camp Site exhibition: University Settlement, Beacon,NY
Deadline:  May 2, 2003
A creative convergence of artists and nature, culminating in an exhibit of ecologically-entangled, site-specific sculpture.

US Arts is seeking proposals for sculptural installation projects to be part of an outdoor, site-specific exhibition on University Settlement's 90-acre rural campus in Beacon, New York. Works should incorporate natural and/or found materials and must be built on site and organically integrated into the landscape. Because a children's camp is also housed on the land, sculptures must be constructed with safety in mind. All pieces will be created during June and July of 2003, with an opening in early August.

Please submit a written proposal, including a drawing, along with three slides or digital images of previous work. Artists who would like to scout the site before submitting proposals will have the option of doing so on designated visiting days.
Location:  Amy Mereson, Director, US Arts University Settlement 184 Eldridge Street New York, NY 10002

Solidarity Bike Ride in Israel - 2003
Deadline:  April 28, 2003
The Arava Institute along with its Center for Healthy Environment in The Arava has launched a fundraising project - The Arava Institute Solidarity Bike Ride 2003. The ride is about 450 km long (from 266 to 314 miles, depending which options you choose). The participants from North America and Israel will raise funds to sponsor their ride beforehand and ride their bikes as a group across part of Israel.

The ride starts in Tel Aviv Monday morning April 28th and ends in Eilat on Friday May 3rd at noon. The bike route travels past Ashkelon, Be'er Sheva, Ramat Negev settlements, Sede Boqer, Mitzpe Ramon, Ketura and Eilat. The ride will contain educational components about environment, sustainable development and cooperation with our neighbors all in the spirit of the Arava Institute - Protecting Nature, Building Peace. So far many organizations have shown interest including Hazon and the Jewish agency who will co-sponsor the trip with the Arava Institute.

We are looking forward to meeting and riding with our friends and supporters in these difficult days and to enjoy a bonding "people to people" experience.
Location:  The Arava Institute For Environmental Studies Kibbutz Ketura D.N. Eilot 88840 , IL
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CO-GEN is seeking papers
Deadline:  April 21, 2003
CO-GEN, an online interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the study of art and the environment, is seeking papers dealing with various aspects of the intersection between visual culture and issues of sustainability.
Possible topics include:
contemporary artists who deal with environmental themes in their work
sustainability issues in related fields such as design, architecture, city planning, theatre and fashion
discussions surrounding the history, theory and politics of incorporating issues of environmental sustainability into the realm of visual culture
Papers should be submitted no later than April 21, 2003 to be considered for the current issue.
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PublicArt Observtory Conference, Barcelona, Spain
Deadline:  April 15, 2003
Papers are invited on any of the key themes listed below and an abstract including title and outline content should be sent to the conference organizer. These are normally presented in a ten-minute period allowing at least 10 minutes for debate and discussion.


2000 words abstracts must be submitted, written in English

Key themes of the conference:
Interdisciplinary approaches to Public Art, Urban Design and Public Space
Art and Cultural Inclusive Strategies for Urban Development
Environmental Impact of Public Art, Urban Design and Public Space
Civic participatory processes in Public Art, Public Space and Urban Design
Inclusivity: Public Art, Public Space and Urban Design Case studies
Inclusivity: the physical city and design for all
Analysis of the role of the artist, designer and architect as Facilitator of inclusive social processes

Papers presented will be published in conference proceedings and distributed at the conference. If accepted, papers for the proceedings must be submitted by 15th August 2001. Papers may also subsequently be considered for publication. Young researchers can participate in specific sessions Language
The language of the conference will be English, all abstracts must be written in English, but full papers can be presented in Catalan, Spanish, Italian, French, Portugues or English. This option will be possible if a comprehensible resume is written in English and the presentation is done in English

Notification of accepted papers, May 30th, 2003.
Location:  ES
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"The Shape Of Peace" on Big River Beach
Deadline:  April 13, 2003
Join local artist Erica Fielder at Big River Beach, on Sunday, April 13, from 10 AM to noon for a community art activity for people who yearn for peace in a time of world strife. You need no special skills to participate.

27 people of all ages joined last month's "Shape Of Peace" event despite an intermittent drizzle. With shovels and buckets they created a series of walls, mountains and deep channels that snaked across the damp sand at high tide line. Into these forms participants sculpted humans, animals, pathways and bridges. As the tide rose, it filled the depressions and channels, inspiring people to make new forms to reflect the water's energy. At the end, participants cheered on the waves as the sea slowly washed away the sculpture and returned the beach to its flat surface.

"Shape Of Peace" is an opportunity for people of all ages and political persuasions to come together as a community to create a beautiful sand sculpture. Working creatively together to make something beautiful promotes inner tranquility and community awareness while the ephemeral quality of the art harmonizes with the processes of the natural world around us.

Bring your family and friends along with buckets, shovels and hand tools for digging in the sand. Fielder asks that there be no political discussions during the process and that people leave their dogs safely at home. Postponed if it rains
Location:  Big River Beach, North Big River Road, Mendocino, California
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Earth Works Project: Student and Teacher Collaborative
Deadline:  April 12, 2003
Earth Works is intended to promote interdisciplinary learning activities in which teachers and students work together to study their local environment and then use the power of art to show how we can better co-exist with the natural world. Group investigations that involve different curricular perspectives and that lead to the production of paintings, murals, drawings, sculptures, websites, zines, artist books, multimedia installations, public performances, poetry, or other creative expressions are encouraged. Student projects might address:

Raising public awareness about issues facing their local environment.
Sharing their ideas for addressing environmental problems.
Informing us about nature and its processes, or about environmental problems we all face on the planet.
Exploring the characteristics, origins, and consumption of natural and man-made materials used in making art.
Re-envisioning our relationship to nature by proposing new ways for us to co-exist with nature.
Encouraging others to take better care of our natural resources. Once projects are completed, teachers are encouraged to submit visual and written documentation of their students' learning and accomplishments for an online exhibition that will be launched on Earth Day, April 22, 2003 to a worldwide audience.
Age Groups:
Open to all ages.
Open to all media including drawing, painting, collage, bookmaking, sculpture, murals, mosaics, printmaking, photography, digital imagery, multimedia presentations, and website design. Limited only by the teacher's and students' imaginations.
Curriculum Areas:
Visual Arts, Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Language Arts
Dates of Project:
Registration Deadline: March 21, 2003
Submission Deadline: April 11, 2003
Online Exhibition Launch Date: Earth Day - April 22, 2003
Online Discussion Period: April 22 - 30, 2003

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Streams Project: Rockland County, NY
Deadline:  March 31, 2003
The Art in Public Places Committee of Rockland County announces the following competition: A commission to create an environmental and/or site-specific sculpture to be located on a grassy area beside a stream in the Village of Spring Valley. The site is located at Pascack Road and Forman Drive and covers approximately 5,000 square feet. The sculpture will be visible to motorists at a highly traveled intersection, and to some pedestrian traffic on a nearby sidewalk. Project budget: $92,000.

Interested artists may submit a resume and six numbered & identified (title & artist's name) slides of recent work and a corresponding, numbered slide script with artist's name, title of work, dimensions, year completed, and cost, if the work was a commission. Finalists will be required to submit a site-specific proposal and make a visual presentation to the AIPP committee and will receive an honorarium.
Submit slides, slide script and resume by March 31, 2003
Location:  AIPP Streams Project C/O Rockland Center for the Arts 27 South Greenbush Rd. , West Nyack 10994, US
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Hudson River Park Project: Haverstraw, NY
Deadline:  March 31, 2003
The Art in Public Places Committee of Rockland County announces a competition for a public art project in Haverstraw, NY. This waterfront recreation park will include fishing, children's playgrounds, boating facilities and active and passive recreation areas. The site was part of the Haverstraw brickyards, once the greatest center of brick production in the world, as evidenced by the plentiful brick shards along the Hudson River shoreline.

The project should respond to the riverfront site, its history and the proposed use. Several identified locations lend themselves to interpretation: open, grassy areas; a brick pavilion; the river's edge, a footbridge, seating areas and the elements of wind or water. A freshwater pond, which will retain its natural tangle of reeds and plants, hosts numerous species of birds. Project budget: Up to $70,000.

Interested artists may submit a resume and six numbered & identified (with title & artist1s name) slides of recent work and a corresponding, numbered slide script with artist's name, title of work, dimensions, year completed, and cost, if the work was a commission. Applicants who are selected as finalists will be required to submit a site-specific proposal, make a visual presentation to the AIPP committee and will receive an honorarium.

Location:  AIPP Park Project C/O Rockland Center for the Arts 27 South Greenbush Road , West Nyack 10994, US
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Sculpture Galena: Art on the River
Deadline:  March 31, 2003
The Chicago Athenaeum at Schaumburg, together with the City of Galena and the Spring Street Gallery are seeking proposals for a temporary exhibit of outdoor sculpture in the downtown Historic District Galena, Illinois for summer 2003. The June 7, 2003 through October 31, 2003, "Sculpture Galena: Art on the River" is an exhibition that features sculptures by local, national and international artists. The exhibition is situated along the East Side of the Galena River near the information depot/chamber office and parking lot. This is the first annual installment of "Sculpture Galena" in one of the world's most beautiful and historic cities. The organizers intend for the event to draw art enthusiasts from across the globe. Estimated attendence is 150,000.

Interested artists must submit a proposal for the display of an outdoor sculpture, earthwork, or installation by March 31, 2003. This proposal must contain the following information.

1) Drawings, renderings, slides or photographs of the proposed sculpture, earthwork, or installation.
2) A description of the sculpture specifically size, media, technique etc. This should include a description of why this piece is appropriate for being displayed outdoors for five months.
3) An artist's statement about the piece.
4) The artist's resume, and contact information.
5) Method of Installation or installation instructions. These should include a description of steps taken to assure that the sculpture, installation, or earthwork remains secure enough for a six month display in a public space.
Send the proposal by March 31, 2003 to: The Chicago Athenaeum @ Schaumburg
c/o Jennifer Lavender
190 S. Roselle Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60193
For more information call Jennifer Lavender at 847-895-3950
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Faculty position announcement - Artist in Scientific Research at UC Davis
The Department of Art and Art History and the Program in Technocultural Studies of the University of California at Davis have an open rank position available for an Artist involved in Scientific Research, to start in Fall 2003.

We are looking for an artist whose creative production involves the active collaboration with scientists or has otherwise taken place within a context of scientific research, and not simply had science as topical matter. Applicants may have background in working within any branch of the sciences, and may have background in the media or digital arts, conceptual or performance-oriented arts, sculpture, installation and site-specific arts, environmental and ecologically-oriented arts, network and community-based arts, and must have a sophisticated knowledge of and relate to contemporary issues within the arts.

The rank is open. A terminal degree in the creative arts or equivalent, nationally or internationally-recognized record of creative activity, and teaching experience are required. We are looking for an artist with a deep commitment to creative research, teaching, and university service. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses across a range of media, disciplines and venues appropriate to the interdisciplinary nature of Technocultural Studies.

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