Friday, December 12, 2014

RFQ- Public Art Project Huntsville, AL

Request for Qualifications

The City of Huntsville, Alabama, The Arts Council, Inc. and Sealy Management Company are seeking Statements of Qualifications from artists interested in creating artwork to be sited at The Avenue, a new development in the core of Huntsville’s downtown and entertainment district. The Avenue Public Art Project has a total budget of $71,000 to include design, fabrication and installation of the work. Qualifications are due January 19, 2015.

With this public art installation, it is the goal of the City of Huntsville, The Arts Council, Inc. and Sealy Management Company to achieve the following:

1.      Serve as an anchor to the new courtyard that can be enjoyed by people meeting, gathering, dining and just passing through.
2.      Have a strong visual presence on Jefferson Street N., engaging pedestrians as well as being visible by passing vehicles.

3.      Have a presence both day and night.

4.      Serve as an accessible and welcoming gateway to downtown.

5.      Be conscious and respectful of nearby uses, including the residential and retail tenants of The Avenue and St. Mary of the Vision Catholic Church directly across the street.

Complete RFQ is attached or may be downloaded at:

2nd Annual LIT: Light + Innovation + Technology- Request For Proposals

The Arts Council and Downtown Huntsville Inc. invite artists, lighting professionals, game designers, event producers, environmental design specialists and makers of all backgrounds to submit proposals for the second annual LIT: Light + Innovation + Technology event. This light and projection arts festival drew more than 3,000 attendees in its inaugural year and the event is poised to grow even more in its return to the Downtown Huntsville Square on March 7, 2015.

Deadline for submission is January 23, 2015.

Please contact The Arts Council for more info and Request For Proposals (RFP) announcement which also includes information about the monetary awards for the selected artists.

The Arts Council, Inc. 
700 Monroe Street, Suite 2
Huntsville, AL. 35801

Monday, December 8, 2014

Apply! 52nd Annual Bluff Park Art Show

OCTOBER 3, 2015

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Application Deadline:  
May 01, 2015

 Application Fee: $40

 Late Application Deadline: May 15, 2015  
(Additional $30 to apply)

The Bluff Park Art Association consists of a diverse group of people, all volunteers, who are interested in promoting the arts.  For 51 years, we have been bringing visual artists to the Hoover/Birmingham metropolitan area (2010 Census Birmingham-Hoover Metro Statistical Area - 1.82 million).  The funds earned from this one-day event enable us to continually work toward our goal of promoting the Arts in the community, the schools and in the home.

The object and purpose of the Bluff Park Art Association is to promote or originate projects, coordinate activities with, or participate in, any organization or program which will further the purpose of the education and/or appreciation of Art on the part of the public, primarily in the Hoover/Birmingham metropolitan area of Alabama.

The Bluff Park Art Association invites artists and craftsmen to apply to exhibit and sell their original work at the 52nd Annual Bluff Park Art Show.

Show Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Rain Date: Sunday, October 4, 2015

Time: Your booth must be open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Bluff Park Community Center and Park
517 Cloudland Drive
Hoover, AL 35226

Friday, December 5, 2014

Local Artist Receives National and Regional Recognition: Carrie Alderfer

 "Catbird Seat" by Carrie Alderfer
 Grind by Carrie Alderfer

Local Artist Receives National and Regional Recognition

Gurley, AL – December 5, 2014 – Award winning artist Carrie Alderfer announced today that her work has been featured in several publications including the just released books, Strokes of Genius 6: The Best of Drawing and CP Hidden Treasures 2. Alderfer is also featured as an Emerging Artist in Art Galleries & Artists of the South Magazine, Volume 11, Issue 2. “I am honored and humbled to have my work included in publications with so many amazing pieces.,” she said. “I look at my pieces printed on pages and still can’t believe it’s real.”

Carrie Alderfer’s piece, “Grind, was chosen for Strokes of Genius 6: The Best of Drawing – Value | Lights & Darks. The piece is 11” x 14” and features a bicycle gear. The competition received more than 1500 entries and narrowed those down to 144 pieces for publication. The book is available on and through the publisher, North Light Books.

“Catbird Seat, an 11” x 14” piece featuring an orange cat, was chosen for CP Hidden Treasures 2. Pieces were chosen through a competition, and the book features 115 colored pencil works.

Art Galleries & Artists of the South magazine holds a quarterly competition for their Emerging Artists section. At least four artists are chosen per quarter and each are featured on a full page in the publication. Alderfer was chosen for Volume 11, Issue 2 of the magazine, and it is available at Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million.

Alderfer lives in Gurley, AL, where she has worked from her home studio since 2002. She will be moving to a studio in the new north floor section of Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment, the country’s largest privately owned arts center located in Huntsville, Alabama. The new section is scheduled to open December 20th, 2014. Alderfer is an active member of the Huntsville Art League, which will also be relocating to Lowe Mill’s North Floor. “I am so excited about moving to a studio and becoming part of the Lowe Mill family. I’m looking forward to more inspiration and more interaction with artists and patrons alike.”

About Carrie Alderfer
Carrie Alderfer is owner of ChromAddict Studio, an award-winning boutique design studio devoted to helping small businesses better promote themselves through thoughtful design. ChomAddict’s services include print and web design, web programming, custom art and illustration including pet portraits, private web training, and art instruction. Alderfer’s work can be seen in local galleries and online at

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Call for Artists- Panoply Arts Festival, Deadline Jan. 18, 2015

Panoply 2015 applications are open for food vendors, performers and the Art Marketplace! We are looking forward to another wonderful Panoply in beautiful Big Spring Park in Downtown Huntsville.

This year we are pleased to use Zapplication for our Artist Marketplace. The link for artists to apply is:

For food vendor and performer applications please request at These applications may be returned via email, mail or dropped at our office.

If you have any questions or need any assistance at all, please let us know! 

We look forward to receiving your applications!

Please note: the deadline to apply is January 18, 2015.


Amy Mayfield
Events Manager
The Arts Council
700 Monroe Street, Suite 2
Huntsville, AL. 35801
P:  256-519-2787
F:  256-533-3811

Monday, November 24, 2014

Winter Art Classes and Workshops

Winter Art Classes and Workshops

            The Huntsville Museum of Art’s Museum Academy will offer art classes for age 3 through eighth grade. Classes will include Winter Wonderland, “COOL” Art, Art for Two: Budding Artists, Artist Studio: Draw, Paint, Print, Ceramics, Drawing, Art for Homeschooled Students: Ceramics and Saturday Studio Art Adventures.

The museum will offer several high school and adult classes. Adults can enjoy ceramics, drawing, oil, watercolor and acrylic painting, Stained Glass Sun Catchers, Wire Sculpted Jewelry and Accessories.

Winter classes begin the week of January 12.

Master Artist Workshops will also be offered this winter Developing Forms and Surfaces: Handbuilding and Wheel Throwing with Guadalupe Lanning Robinson and Visual Elements: Translating Photographs into Paintings with Helen Vaughn. More workshops are also being offered in 2015.

More information or to register online at or call 256-535-4350, extension 222. All classes and workshops will be held at the Huntsville Museum of Art in the Museum Academy classrooms located in downtown Huntsville at Big Spring International Park.

Huntsville Museum of Art  
300 Church Street SW
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
256.535.4350  FAX  256.532.1743

Wanted: Theater Arts Education Director

FPCT IS HIRING! Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater (FPCT) is seeking highly-motivated applicants for the position of theater arts Education Director. This is a full time position.  Application deadline is 11/26/14. For a complete job posting please contact

Karen Ouriel Mockensturm
Executive Director
Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater & Academy
3312 Long Avenue
Huntsville, Al 35805
256-679-7921 cell

Friday, November 7, 2014



Southern Makers Open call closes in one week...

Don't miss the Southern social of the year! An event made by 
Makers for Makers that celebrates the South’s top creators and 
innovators by bringing them together for one fantastic gathering. 
The deadline is fast approaching, so visit 
 now to apply! The Call for Makers closes November 15th!

A huge thank you to everyone who voted for Southern 
 Makers in the BizBash Event Style Awards, and a hearty 
congratulations to our fellow nominees, U.S. Travel 
Association's IPW (International Pow Wow) Closing-
Night Party and to People’s Choice winner The Modern 
 Honolulu Hotel's Holiday Campaign Submitted by Curate 
Decor & Design. Special thanks to BizBash for 
recognizing our efforts in setting a platform to celebrate 
Southern Makers.

A quick recap of the event industry competition:

Southern Makers made the cut – Approximately 

1,000 entries were submitted, from Alabama to 
Vancouver, California to Montreal and everywhere 
in between. Judges narrowed down their finalists in 
each category by pulling the best of the best from 
among this massive pool. The judging panel consisted 
of the BizBash National Advisory Board, along with 
BizBash editors.
  • Southern Makers scored in the top 5 - New this 
  • year was the People's Choice Award, which invited 
  • the public to vote for their favorite entries in the 
  •  eight most popular categories. Those in the running 
  • for the People's Choice Award were the five highest-
  • scoring submissions in each of the Event Style 
  • Award categories.

We are beyond thrilled to have made it so far in the 

competition, and can’t wait to go for the gold again 
next year!

Artists & Photographers Wanted To Show During Art Basel Miami

Artists & Photographers Wanted
To Show During Art Basel Miami

You are invited to participate in Art Takes Miami, one of the year's largest promotional events for art and photography.

Now in it's fifth year, Art Takes Miami is an art publication and digital exhibit which reaches 1.2 million viewers worldwide, 32,000 exhibition visitors at SCOPE Art Miami, and offers a $10,000 cash grant to one selected artist.

This is your invitation to apply.

For Full Details & Submission Information Visit:

Applications are reviewed daily.
Your final deadline for submission is:
Midnight Wednesday, November 19th.

For the first week in December,
the entire art world concentrates on Art Basel Miami.

From curators to collectors, press and celebrities, this one week in Miami is when careers are made and new artists are discovered.

You are invited to participate.
For the past five years, Art Takes Miami has been one of the largest promotions of art and photography during Art Basel Miami.

Millions of viewers around the world will experience the work online while tens of thousands will see the exhibition in person in Miami.

Twelve creators, six artists and six photographers, will be selected for publication and exhibition as part of Art Takes Miami.

One creator be awarded the ultimate prize: a $10,000 cash grant, a feature in the publication and a dream weekend at the Mondrian Hotel during Art Basel Miami.
For Full Details & Submission Information Visit:

Applications are reviewed daily.
Your final deadline for submission is:
Midnight Wednesday, November 19th.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Meet Micah Gregg of Drop Metal Studio

Art Walking Tour- Downtown Huntsville



Kickoff Saturday morning with an Art Walking Tour
Football to Follow!

Join us for a walking tour with artist Micah Gregg of Drop 
Metal Studio at 10 am on Saturday, November 15.  
Micah's metal sculptures are currently displayed in 
downtown Huntsville as part of the Secret Art Project, 
which places public art in unexpected places to add more 
visual interest to downtown spaces.

Micah's three space-themed sculptures, Beyond Neptune, 
are all within a short distance of the courthouse square, 
and folks can enjoy coffee, cider and doughnuts provided 
by Historic Huntsville Foundation as they walk along with 
Micah.  The tour will begin at Harrison Brothers Hardware, 
124 Southside Square.  

The Historic Huntsville Foundation is a nonprofit 
organization dedicated to the preservation of historic 
resources in Huntsville/Madison County.  The Foundation 
owns and operates the historic Harrison Brothers Hardware 
as part of our mission to promote the revitalization of 
downtown Huntsville.

Click here to read the article on the 
Secret Art Project.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

ARTFIELDS- Call for Submissions Lake City, SC

ARTFIELDS- Call for Submissions 

Experience the South's most engaging art Competition & festival. Artists from 12 Southeastern states exhibiting 400+ works of art in Lake City, SC

Established and emerging artists residing in the Southeast are once again invited to compete for $100,00 in cash prizes. Deadline November 14, 2014 Submit online at

For the full list of rules and submission guidelines please visit or contact the Art Team at (843)374-0180 or

110 E. Main Street
Lake City, SC 29560

Hollins University Seeks Museum Director- Roanoke, VA

Hollins University Seeks Museum Director
Director of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA

Summary of Position:

Under the direction of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum will work to bring the vision for this ten year-old museum to completion.

She/he will plan, develop, implement, and manage a high profile, comprehensive series of exhibitions and related public programs for Hollins University. Responsibilities include developing strategies that display work from the permanent collection on a rotational basis, commitment to the regular display of study collections to enhance classroom instruction, and securing and arranging for exhibitions drawn from outside the permanent collection. The director will develop collaborations with individual faculty and with academic departments throughout the university to ensure that museum exhibitions and other activities will expand students' understanding of the visual arts through intentional programming designed to attract and engage those from every discipline.

The director will manage an annual operating budget which includes funds from external grant agencies, along with revenues earned from a dedicated endowment. She/he will also work in consultation with the Development team to seek external gifts and grants to enhance the museum's operations and collection development. The director will supervise internal support staff, and provide direction and guidance to contracted staff and outside individuals and entities connected with the museum's programs. In addition to nurturing an existing collaborative relationship with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the director will form and reinforce productive partnerships and collaborative relationships to enrich the educational and cultural life of Hollins University, the regional arts, and the overall community.

For more information, visit:

Apply: 2015 Artist-in-Residence Program at Glacier National Park

Artists are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Artist-in-Residence Program at Glacier National Park. The program offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park's inspiring landscape. The program seeks professional artists whose work is related to the park's interpretative themes and supports the mission of the National Park Service.

The program provides an artist with uninterrupted time to pursue their work and the opportunity to engage and inspire the public through outreach programs. Park housing is provided for a four-week session during the summer or fall season. 

The artist is required to present several public programs during their residency. The programs must be related to their experience as the artist-in-residence and can be demonstrations, talks, exploratory walks, or performances. Digital images of selected work produced as a part of the residency may be used in park publications, websites and presentations for education and outreach.

Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applications are available online at The deadline to apply is January 31, 2015. For more information contact the artist-in-residence coordinator at

Monday, November 3, 2014

Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center Fundraiser

Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center Fundraiser

November 16th Wreath Sale
The JSAP Booster Club is hosting the annual Wreath Sale at the Fall Fashion Show on Sunday, November 16th! If you or any of your crafty friends want to decorate a holiday wreath for the sale, please email for a donation form. Donations accepted through Thursday, November 13th.

For more info about Merrimack, please visit

Merrimack Hall is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since 2007, we have given back more than
$1+ million to the community through our outreach programs!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Free Public Art Workshop: Responding to a Public Art RFQ

The Arts Council announces a special workshop for artists in all media interested making Public Art: “Responding to a Public Art RFQ” with Meridith McKinley of VIA Partnership, St. Louis, MO. Monday, November 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room at The Arts Council (Suite 2 in the Von Braun Center), 700 Monroe St., Huntsville, AL 35801. The workshop is free and open to all artists who create or are interested in creating Public Art. Please RSVP to Julie Hornstein at or call 256-519-2787. 

The Arts Council
700 Monroe St., Suite 2
Huntsville, AL 35801

Friday, October 24, 2014

Artist Call- Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery

Artist Call Detail

Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery
For International artists

Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery is reviewing exhibition proposals for six exhibits in the 2013 - 2014 academic year.  The Gallery hosts six exhibits each academic year, showing contemporary art in all media. Exhibits are 5 weeks long and art may be for sale. Artists are exhibited in pairs, groups or solo.

Open to U.S. residents. All media. Limit 10 images on CD. $20. entry fee.

Deadline October 31, 2012.

Email for gallery prospectus:

For more information call 831.646.3060.

Deadline: 10-31-2012
Monterey Peninsula College
Monterey, CA

Contact: Melissa Pickford
Phone: 831.646.3060

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Call for Sculpture at White River State Park, Indianapolis, IN

Call for Sculpture at White River State Park
White River State Park is now seeking entrants for the 2015 - 2018 Sculpture in the Park exhibition.   Over the years the Park has made significant changes to the program.  They will be selecting two sculptures this year to join the other works of art on the bridge.  Because of budget restraints they are staggering the removal of the pieces, so all the sculptures are not changed out at the same time.  The length of each piece being exhibited will be 3 years.  The White River State Park Commission will pay the artist a $5000 honorarium.  In addition, the Park will pay up to a maximum of $5000 to help offset the costs of transporting the sculpture to and from Indianapolis (as long as mileage and receipts are provided) and installation and removal of the piece from the Park.
  • Sculptures will be displayed for three years beginning in April of 2015
  • The honorarium is $5,000 plus up to a maximum of $5,000 to help offset the costs of transporting, installation, and removal of the piece (mileage and receipts must be submitted for reimbursement)
  • Entries must be postmarked by Friday, December 12, 2014
  • Winners will be notified no later than Friday, January 16, 2015
  • Sculptures must be delivered and installed in White River State Park by Friday, April 10, 2015.
For more information, visit:

Dogwood Arts Festival Seeks Artists, Knoxville, TN

Arts Festival Seeks Artists

Where: Market Square, Downtown Knoxville
When: April 17-19, 2015
Time: Friday: 11 am – 9 pm, Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm, and Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
How Much: Free To The Public

2015 Dogwood Arts Festival PROSPECTUS & APPLICATION:

Formerly known as Market Square Art Fair, the Dogwood Arts Festival features high-quality arts and crafts booths, arts in action, performing arts, culinary arts demonstrations and tastings, and an expanded children’s creation station as several blocks of downtown Knoxville are transformed into a lively street fair!

There will be more than 70 local and regional juried artists exhibiting and selling their original work in mixed media, clay, drawing/pastels, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, painting, photography, sculpture and wood.

In addition to the artist areas in Market Square and Krutch Park extension, enjoy cooking demonstrations, festive food creations, and delicious wine and beer pairings at the Culinary Arts Stage. Live performances all weekend long on the Market Square stage, the Union Avenue pop-up stage, and the Children’s stage. Blooming Boulevard returns to Market Square Art Fair providing unique colorful Flower Markets filled with live blooming plants, herbs, flowers, and trees. Join for a spring celebration of our region’s arts, culture, and natural beauty in the heart of downtown Knoxville!

November 7, 2014 – EARLY BIRD Application Deadline [$35]
November 12, 2014 – LATE APPLICATION Deadline [$40]
Week of December 15, 2014 – Notifications/Electronic Artist Contracts sent via email
January 28, 2015 – Artists’ Contracts and $350 booth fee due. [Plus $300 Tent rental, if applicable].
April 16, 2015 – Exhibitor Set-up
April 17 – 19, 2015 – Dogwood Arts Festival!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

© David Jay | The Alabama  Project

© David Jay | The Alabama Project

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Huntsville, Ala. — The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14.
The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium.

The exhibit will be on display also at the Nov. 17 Tie the Ribbons luncheon at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration.

The Alabama Project, by fashion photographer and creator of The SCAR Project David Jay, document moments in the lives of breast cancer survivors from around the state. Captured in the places survivors inhabit each day, surrounded by friends and family or during quiet moments when a survivor stands alone, the images illustrate the richness, the passion, and the struggles of each woman’s experiences.

The Alabama Project also conveys the possibilities for addressing cancer health disparities that persist not only in our state but in regions throughout the world. Some of the Alabama women who participated in this project are members of New Light, a support group organized through the University of Alabama at Birmingham that brings together those diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease that disproportionately affects certain populations. HudsonAlpha actively researches triple-negative and other forms of breast cancer and frequently collaborates with UAB.

Through the NIH/NCI-supported Deep South Network for Cancer Control at UAB’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, many of the survivors pictured in the exhibit were reached by Community Health Advisors trained as Research Partners who assisted them in recognizing the warning signs of breast cancer and accessing treatment for their disease. In turn, several responded by becoming advocates for cancer education and prevention in their own communities.

The photos offer glimpses of lives affected, but not overshadowed, by cancer.