Wednesday, May 8, 2013

...And more and MORE

Alright, so now that summer's official, I think we should just sort of kick it off with some competitons to start with, and then branch off into some crazy, fun times!

So, first up:

The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission in Geneva, Illinois is seeking original unique design concepts
for the initial phase of the Artist/Designer Bike Rack Project called Bike + Rack = Art.
The program is slated to be a recurring annual competition. The size and location of the racks may vary.
You need not be a resident of Geneva to enter.
Artists need no fabrication skills to enter the competition; The Cultural Arts Commission
will be responsible for the fabrication and installation of winning bike rack designs should
the artist not have the facilities to fabricate the design.

There is no cost to submit an entry!
Initial submissions are for concepts only.
Please refer to the Entry Forms / RFP for further info.

Purdue University Galleries (West Lafayette, Indiana) invite entries for “BFSD (Big Fat Scary Deal),” a national exhibition of contemporary art dedicated to the edgy, weird, unsettling and scary, produced by oddly creative individuals.
The exhibition will be presented in the Robert L. Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center from October 21 through December 8, 2013.

The competition is open to artists over the age of 18 residing in the United States. Entries must be original visual artworks in any media, including new and emerging technologies. Submitted works must be original and completed in the past three years (2010 - 2013), no larger than 8 feet tall or 10 feet wide, and must be shippable (flat or rolled) by common carrier or hand-delivered. Individuals associated with Purdue University are ineligible.
Selections will be made by Elizabeth K. Mix, Associate Professor of Art History at Butler University, Indianapolis, IN; Tess Cort├ęs, Coordinator of the Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University, Dayton OH; and Craig Martin, Director of Purdue University Galleries.

There is no entry fee, but exhibiting artists will be responsible for all shipping expenses involved in participating in the exhibition.

Submissions will be due at the Purdue University Galleries by August 1, 2013.

Artists may submit images of up to 8 original works completed in the last three years (2010 – 2013). Selections will be made from digital images in the form of jpeg files or video files – no PowerPoint slideshows. Digital files should be labeled with artist’s name and lettered to correspond to the entry form (i.e. “Smith_A.jpg”) – maximum image dimension of eight inches in image size – maximum resolution of 300 dpi. All images should be of the highest quality possible to ensure accurate consideration. The curators reserve the right to reject accepted works that differ significantly from the jpeg submissions.

Interested artists should submit examples of current work (up to 8 jpegs on CD; DVD for time-based media), resume, artist statement, and the completed PDF entry form, which is available for download at
Submissions can be mailed or emailed to:
• BFSD, Purdue University Galleries, Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, 552 West Wood Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2002

• (use ‘BFSD’ in subject line; DVD submission preferred for large video files)
Questions:, (765) 494-3061.
With the submission of work for exhibition, the artist grants permission to photograph and reproduce any accepted work for publicity purposes.

"SV Artwork Foundry"
"Proto UDK 2"
"Structure on Senset"

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

You did it, Now FREEDOM!

End of the Semester!

Challenges, collaborations, crazy art battles, and more..... COMING SOON!
For now, revel in vacation for the next two weeks...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Call for Entries!

Just thought that you guise might want to make some of them monies potentially:

'Prosperity Illustrated'
Design the Front Cover of a Major Global Report

Call for Artists - Deadline: May 31st, 2013

The Legatum Institute is inviting illustrators to submit their visual take on what it means to be genuinely prosperous. The best three entrants will be awarded top prizes.


The Legatum Prosperity Index™ is a unique global inquiry into wealth and wellbeing, based on the notion that genuine prosperity is about more than just material wealth. The annual publication – read by the world’s leading thinkers and opinion-formers and covered widely in international media – provides a more complete picture of global prosperity than any other tool of its kind. The Index assesses countries based on their performance on a wide range of indicators, including measures of individual wellbeing as well as factors contributing to material wealth. The Index is the centrepiece of the Legatum Institute’s endeavour to gain a profound and multi-faceted understanding of human prosperity.

The Competition - Design the Front Cover of a Major Global Report

The Legatum Institute is calling for illustrators to submit their visual take on what it means to be genuinely prosperous. The best three entrants will be awarded top prizes, and all shortlisted entries will be featured on the Legatum Institute website at the time of the global launch of our annual signature publication, the Legatum Prosperity Index™. The winning entry may also be featured on the front cover of the Legatum Prosperity Index™. The Legatum Institute is also considering an exhibition and print publication of the shortlisted submissions.

What to Enter

To complement the Index’s data driven approach, the Legatum Institute is looking for illustrations that capture the real meaning of prosperity. The winning design will illuminate the truism that a life well-lived is about more than material wealth, while acknowledging the global nature of the report. Submissions need to be original works and must be unpublished. (See terms and conditions below).

How to Enter

Entries should be submitted via the competition form by the deadline stated below. To begin the process of entering the competition, please have the following information and materials ready.

• Your contact information for registration and notification

• Title and brief description about the entry (up to 100 characters)

• A digital file to submit in one of the formats below under ‘Specifications’

Entrants may submit up to three illustrations, however, only one submission per entrant will be eligible for the cash prizes.


All entries must be submitted by midnight British Summer Time (BST) on Friday 31 May 2013 via the online registration form. All submissions will be acknowledged and reviewed by the Legatum Institute. We will contact all shortlisted artists by Monday 17 June 2013. The three winning entries will be announced and entrants contacted by Monday 9 September 2013. (See terms and conditions below).


The top three entries will be awarded cash prizes in Bitish Pounds Sterling (GBP):

1st place: 2,000 GBP
2nd place: 1,000 GBP
3rd place: 500 GBP


Artwork should be supplied to the following specs:

• Full colour - CYMK

• Low res (maximum 5MB)

File types:

• .ai or .eps vector file

• .jpeg


• Minimum size 200mm x 200mm

Note: Winning entries supplied as jpegs will need to be resupplied at 300dpi and as unflattened .psd files for use in our publications.

For More Information, see our website.


Okay, so I bet everyone is excited for that fated thing: Summer!

Well, I would like to hear your plans. I know I have a ton of different ones, but let's get together as a group and do some stuff.

"Fumee D'Ambris Gris"
"A Street in Venice"