4Culture Gallery seeks exhibition proposals!

Apply Now
The application for 2011-2012 exhibitions is now available online.
The deadline is 5:00 p.m. Monday, January 10, 2011. How to Apply
STEP 1 – Download and review the Call to Artists
Call to Artists [pdf] STEP 2 – Download and review the Application Checklist and prepare your submission
Checklist [pdf] STEP 3 – START YOUR APPLICATION Who Can Apply
Eligibility is limited to artists, artist teams, and independent curators who reside in King County, WA and are not represented by a commercial gallery at the time of application. Members of artist run collectives and cooperative galleries are eligible. Artists working in all media and genres are encouraged to apply, including those whose medium or method of work is under-represented in commercial galleries. Please contact Esther Luttikhuizen with questions concerning eligibility at 206 296.8674. Selection Process
A Selection Panel composed of regional arts professionals and artists reviews exhibition proposals and awards eleven exhibition opportunities for the upcoming gallery season (September 2011 through August 2012). The composition of the Panel changes yearly. The Panel considers geographic and cultural diversity as well as a wide variety of genres and media; final selection is based on artistic merit and strength of the proposal. An applicant’s images and statement must clearly convey their ability to execute their proposed exhibition. This is an online application only.

Upcoming workshop – Adrian Arleo

March 5-6: Adrian Arleo – Transformations
Having worked with the human form for more than 25 years, I’ve figured out a few problem solving techniques and a lot of dos and don’ts. This two-day workshop will be chockfull of demonstrations for coil building the figure, and various surface finishes, both low-fired and non-fired . Anatomical perfection will not be addressed; rather, the demonstrations will focus on building techniques: how to use a base and rod for building tall standing figures, how to begin a seated figure, how to make a head and facial features, how to keep forms from slumping, caving in or cracking. If you’ve had a recurring technical problem, bring it up and we’ll try to remedy it.
The second half of the workshop will be about developing surface textures
and experimenting with different tools and found objects. I’ll share the low-fire glazes that I use, and discuss application techniques. Layering of Terra sigillata is a surface finish we’ll demonstrate, Non-fired paints can add amazing richness to ceramic forms; wax encaustic and casein (milk paint) are favorites that will be talked about as well. Registration form is available here

My sincerest wishes

To each and everyone of you that have made this blog what it is.
For all of your wonderful, generous comments and submissions.
For letting me share your work with the world.
For enriching my life and providing a welcoming community.
Many thanks.

I wish you all the best this holiday season.
However and wherever you chose to celebrate, may your life be filled with happiness, health, loved ones and peace.

Hugs to all,

*image by theaterclouds find it here.

Designer Maker West Midlands Mentoring scheme

Designer Maker West Midlands (DMWM) is looking for three mid-career designer makers for ‘Future Forward 2’ a creative and market development programme.

Future Forward 2 is the second phase of an exciting mentoring programme tailored to the needs of mid-career designer makers from the West Midlands region. It offers mid-career designer makers (the mentees) the opportunity to be mentored by an arts professional who has knowledge and experience of designer makers practices and market opportunities. The aim is to support the artistic development, advance the quality of work and the ability to access new marketing opportunities of the selected mid-career designer maker.

The intention is for the mentor and mentee to work together to assist the mentee to develop their practice; making new work of artistic quality and to exhibit or engage with a project which will raise their profile regionally, nationally and/or internationally. The programme will provide focused discussion and regular one to one support (approx 9 x ½ days) from an experienced mentor over a period of 9-10 months.

The mentees will be awarded a bursary of £2100 for materials, promotion, marketing, travel expenses and will be expected to give a presentation at dissemination DMWM event.

Deadline for application: 12 noon, 15 January 2010

For more information on the mentoring scheme and details of how to apply please visit: www.designermakerwm.co.uk

Contact details

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