Art for All Marathon at CSMA

Printed as submitted through email by Ed Marion:

As part of their Arts for All Marathon art scholarship fundraiser (Sep. 28 – Oct 24, 2009), the Community School of Music & Arts has two Calls for Artists.

First, all artists are encouraged to kick-start their creativity and create their own 26-day artistic marathons as part of the Arts for All Marathon. Artists can sign-up here.  Additionally, for those artists wishing to use four feet (wide) of CSMA gallery wall space, please describe in your sign-up application how your project will keep the wall space filled while monetizing your project to raise funds for arts scholarships. Gallery space is almost filled but some slots are still available.

Second, all Ithacans, but especially all artists, are encouraged to make art on the ubiquitous Post-It (or sticky) note, donate it to CSMA from now until October 20, 2009, where all donated art will be hung on the CSMA gallery walls starting Monday, September 28, 2009 and sold on Friday, October 23, 2009 at our Opening/Closing/Purchasing Night Party (5:30 – 7:00pm preview; 7:00 – 9:00pm purchasing). Check out what we’re aiming for:

Post-It Note Show details

Facebook event page
Posters to download and print


Call for submissions: Art Bars

Just reprinting the call for the next round of Art Bars.  Deadline is July 31.

The mission of Ithaca Fine Chocolates is to promote contemporary artists, expose the public to contemporary art, and directly fund art education programs through Art Bars. Art Bars are exquisite, organic, and fair trade certified Swiss chocolate bars that feature an art reproduction by a contemporary adult artist or an international child artist on a card inside the wrapper. A minimum of ten percent of profits are donated to the International Child Art Foundation in Washington, DC, and the Community School of Music & Arts in Ithaca, NY.

Twenty-four total artists ranging from emerging to internationally known, such as Carrie Mae Weems, Patrick Dougherty, Mary Temple and Jim Goldberg are selected annually.  Images of the works are included in our online gallery and on the art card reproductions, which are sent out with the bars nationwide for one year beginning in November. The original works may be featured in an exhibition in the Ithaca gallery in December.

Art Bars have been covered in the New York Times and Art News, along with other prestigious publications. They are currently available for purchase in forty-four states in venues such as museum stores, art house cinemas, theatres and specialty food stores. There is no commission taken on art sales made through the art cards or the online gallery.
Sales made in connection with the Ithaca show require a 20% commission to help defray exhibition costs. Selected artists receive a free case of up to 25 Art Bars featuring their own image and a lifetime artist discount on any subsequent Art Bar purchases (specific images are only in print for one year).

If you are a visual artist working in non-functional media and are interested in having your work featured in Art Bars, please submit the following by July 31, 2009:
– 5-10 digital images in jpg format at 72 dpi only (Only the first ten images will be reviewed if more are sent.)
– a separate, numbered image list, including the title, medium, date and dimensions of each image. Please be sure that the digital image names are both numbered and titled to match the image list and that your name is at the top of the document.
– artist statement, one-page maximum with your name at the top of the document. If the image list and artist statement are short enough, please combine them into one document.
– resume, one page maximum, including mailing address, email and telephone number.

Please note that reproductions are printed on cards measuring 1 3/4 x 4″ for the small bars and 2 3/4 x 4 1/2″ for the large bars. A selected work must be available in a good print-quality digital image (300 dpi or greater).

Please name each document in the following format:
last name, comma, first name, document title
Modigliani, Amedeo Resume
Modigliani, Amedeo 1. Portrait of Young Woman

Email submissions to: <>
or mail them to:
Ithaca Fine Chocolates Art Panel
125 Heights Court
Ithaca, NY 14850

A panel of artists, art historians and museum professionals reviews the applications. Selected artists will be notified by September.

For more information about the mission and philosophies of Ithaca Fine Chocolates or to view the works of previous Art Bar artists, pleasCe visit

Call for submissions: Stone Canoe


Stone Canoe journal in Syracuse is seeking content for it’s 5th edition.

Stone Canoe considers for inclusion previously unpublished works of 
short fiction or nonfiction, short plays, poems, and works of visual 
art. Submissions for the spring 2010 edition, Stone Canoe No. 4 , are 
welcome between March 1 and July 31, 2009. We cannot consider work 
submitted outside these dates. The editors' decisions will be 
communicated by September 15, 2009. We anticipate submissions for Stone 
Canoe No. 5 will be accepted beginning March 1, 2010.

More details here.

Call for submissions: SculptureCenter

SculptureCenter in NYC (not to be confused with Sculpture Space in Utica, which I always do) has an open call:



The /In Practice/ project series supports artists in creating new work
for exhibition at SculptureCenter. We invite artists to submit proposals
for projects and installations to be presented beginning in January of

SculptureCenter seeks proposals that offer new ways of considering
sculpture or further the understanding of the discipline and how it can
intersect with installation, architecture, performance, and other media.

more details here.

call for artists: MOVEMENT



An art show to benefit the Ithaca SufferJets and Ithaca’s Foodnet Meals on Wheels
Deadline for Entries: July 15th, 2009 | Theme: Movement
Show Dates: Sept. 4 – Oct. 10 | Entry Fee: $20

In conjunction with Petrune Gallery, the Ithaca SufferJets invite artists to submit
work that embodies the theme of “Movement.” All media including, but not limited to
installation, performance, video, digital, new media, painting, sculpture, and mixed media
will be considered.

The show will open in conjunction with the anniversary of the 19th amendment and
Gallery Night of Ithaca on Friday, September 4, 2009 and continue through Saturday,
October 10th. A cash prize of $200 will be awarded to the piece that places first.
Two other non-cash prizes will be awarded.

Jurors for this exhibition are William Ganis, Assistant Professor of Art History at Wells
College and Director of the College’s String Room Gallery; and Andrea Inselmann,
Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at
Cornell University.

How to submi t artwork: Send images on a CD, attachments on e-mail, or schedule an
appointment to bring finished work in person. Each applicant is allowed to submit up to five
individual works. If your piece cannot be captured in this manner, please submit a written
proposal (less than 300 words) that describes your piece and submit details on two previous
works that you have shown in the past. Please include a list of titles, sizes, mediums, and prices
with your name, address, phone number and e-mail address.
$20 checks made payable to ‘Ithaca League of Women Rollers’

Ithaca League of Women Rollers
PO Box 301
Ithaca, NY 14851
607 279 5577
For electronic submissions,
send images configured to
150-300 dpi, attached to
e-mail with no more than
2mb per message to
Work will be considered when the
check is received.

Reminder: Public Art calls for submission

I did a larger post about this previously, but this is a reminder.  The deadline for both is Wednesday, April 15th.  There’s still time to submit!

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance‘s 2009 Art in the Heart of the City, previously defined as an outdoor sculpture exhibit, is now a public art exhibit.  While there is a theme, it is loose and meant to be a starting point.  The jury for this show includes: Patricia Phillips, Professor & Chair, Cornell Art Department; Frank Robinson, Director, Johnson Museum of Art; and Sydney Waller, Executive Director, Sculpture Space.  Here are the submission guidelines.

The City of Ithaca’s Public Art Commission is accepting proposals for a site specific artwork exhibition to be installed on the Green Street Parking Garage in Ithaca. Accepted work will be reproduced and sized for the exterior application.  Open to all NYS artists, collaborations welcome. Here are the submission guidelines.

Calls for Entry: Collage & Assemblage & Design

© James Dean (Lucky Strike) Ray Johnson, 1957.

© James Dean (Lucky Strike) Ray Johnson, 1957.

The Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, NY is seeking submissions for Collage & Assemblage – Deadline May 15.

Ok, so this one could really be anything you want to print on a postcard, so not just collage/design.  A Book About Death, inspired by the Ray Johnson project of the same name.  It’s a participatory project, anyone will be included who sends a set of cards as per the instructions.