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Executive Director

Cultural Council of Victoria
Deadline: December 1, 2008

The Cultural Council in Victoria (CCV) seeks applications for its Executive Director postition. CCV, located in Victoria, Texas, provides its community information, services, and outreach programming in the arts. The Executive Director oversees CCV and its policies, programs, and services and implements CCV's mission statement and long-range plans.

Please visit www.culturalcouncilofvictoria.com for additional information.

Call for Entries

Celebrate Texas Art 2009

Deadline: November 21, 2008

The Assistance League of Houston seeks to recognize outstanding Texan artists at a juried showcase next year. Winners of the juried art show will be announced on opening night with cash prizes. Assistance League of Houston volunteers will provide arrangements for the opening night reception and will distribute awards.

Juror: Shelley Langdale, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Opening and Award Presentation: March 12, 2009

Public Exhibition Ends: April 17, 2009

Please register online at www.callforentry.org (each artist is limited to 4 entries).

The Hunting Art Prize 2009

Deadline: November 30, 2008

The Hunting Art Prize was established in 1981 in United Kingdom before relocating to Houston, Texas in 2006. The Hunting Art Prize seeks to recognize artists, provide sponsorship, and grant artists the opportunity to have their artworks viewed by broad audiences along with a $50,000 award.

The Hunting Art Prize is open to artists who are legal residents of Texas. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older.

Only two-dimensional paintings or drawings will be considered.

Only one artwork by each applicant will be considered. This single piece of work cannot exceed 72 inches. The artwork must also have been completed within 3 years prior to November 30, 2008.

Register at http://www.huntingartprize.com/sign-up/ and submit a digital JPEG format file between 1MB--3MB. After a panel of jurors evaluate online submissions, a second jury will choose finalists to submit the original artwork. The winner will be announced at the Hunting Art Prize Gala in Houston on May 2, 2009.

Grants

The Idea Fund

The Warhol Foundation, Aurora Picture Show, DiverseWorks and Project Row Houses
Deadline: December 1, 2008

The Idea Fund provides cash awards to up to 10 artists, associations of artists and/or curators in Houston. The Fund will accept proposals from artists or curators focusing on the visual arts, performance, film, video, new media, social practice, and interdisciplinary projects. Projects may include an exhibition or exhibition series; a public art project; a one-time event or performance; the ongoing work of a collective, collaborative, or artist space; an online project or publication; an artist residency; a series of screenings; and more. For more information visit The Idea Fund.

Residency

Skowhegan

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Deadline: February 1, 2009

Skowhegan, need we say more? Application and instructions for this exellent summer residency are available at www.skowheganart.org.

Call for Entries

Social Environmental Aesthetics (SEA): Five Open Calls

Exit Art
First Deadline: January 15, 2009

In 2009 - 2010 Exit Art’s subterranean venue, Exit Underground, will present five exhibitions for its new initiative SEA (Social Environmental Aesthetics). SEA  presents a diverse multimedia exhibition program addressing social and environmental concerns.

The five exhibition themes are explained at length on Exit Art's website:

1) Vertical Gardens - Proposal Due January 15, 2009
2) End of Oil - Proposal Due February 15, 2009
3) America for Sale - Proposal Due February 15, 2009
4) Consume - Proposal Due March 15, 2009
5) Contemporary Slavery - Proposal Due March 15, 2009

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