NEW CALLS:

 

Shreveport UNCommon Murals #UNCOMMON MURALS

MURAL DESIGNS DUE: Midnight, Friday, December 16
Click here to read the full call and apply.

Lesli Marshall, curator of the DEEP ELLUM Mural Project and designer of the MURAL /SCULPTURAL installation for the FACE BOOK Corporate offices in Ft. Worth, leads a project to create up to 10 murals in Shreveport Common.  

Selected Buildings

1. DATASTOR (30’x40’ or 50’x30’), 919 Texas Ave. 
2. Calanthean Temple (60’x40’), 1005 Texas Ave. 
3. Fairmont I (130’x24’), 726 Cotton St. 
4. Fairmont II (20’x38’), 726 Cotton St. 
5. Andress Ford (17’x40’), 717 Crockett St.
6. Anderson (13’x150’), 718 Crockett St. 
7. Credit Bureau of the South (106’x 12’-5’ sloping), 600 Common St. 
8. Scottish Rite (44’x40’), 725 Cotton St. 
9. Korner Lounge (14’x70’), 800 Louisiana Ave. 
10. Providence House (35’x30’), 814 Cotton St. 

 

CREOLE WILD WEST MARDI GRAS INDIANS

APPLICATION DUE:  MIDNIGHT, Friday, December 16
Click here to read the full call and apply.

SRAC creates the next UNSCENE! happening with the Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians under the direction of Chief Howard Miller, New Orleans.  The tribe will install their heavily symbolic beaded suits in ARTSPACE, create a Shreveport Common interactive Parade, provide an Artist’s Talk and a Beading Workshop with Chief Miller.  The tribe’s customs are highly secretive and symbolic.  Up to two artists will be selected to assist and shadow Chief Miller during the three month exhibition with its programming.  

 

ARTISTS’ STUDIOS @ artspace

APPLICATION DUE: December 30, 2016
Artists who cannot commit to the entire month of ACTIVE STUDIO LIFE should not apply.
Click here to read the full call and apply.

To “test” the viability of Artists’ interest in and commitment to Studio Space, and attract developers to create Studio Space in Shreveport Common, SRAC will provide up to 8 temporary Visual Artists Studios in ARTSPACE from April 6 – May 13.   Selected Artists will receive a $500 Stipend to “create” the Studio Space and will have access to the SRAC Warehouse for potential supplies.  

Artists should have the Digital Portfolio, Resume/Bio, & Artist’s Statement updated on the NWLA Artist Directory no later than December 30, 2016. 

 

COLLECTIBLE ARTISTS APPLICATION

APPLICATION DUE: December 30, 2016
Eligibility is contingent upon commitment to participation April 2 – 9.
Complete the online application here.

SRAC will create a week-long opportunity for potential COLLECTORS to meet and interact with pre-selected COLLECTIBLE Artists.  The previous Critics will review the NWLA DIRECTORY & ROSTER to determine which Artists are producing interesting work that tracks/trends to a career in the Arts…defined as continuous production/distribution of the work.  The quality of the DIGITAL IMAGES, as well as an updated Resume/Bio that demonstrates the commitment to produce, exhibit, perform, and sell the work…as evidenced on the NWLA DIRECTORY is critical to the selection process!

Selected Artists will participate in a scheduled “Collector /Collectible Meet and Greet;” Conversation with the Critics, and a 2-day Studio Tour with a Critic as the “docent” for the Collectors.  These activities are scheduled during the week of April 2 -9 – including the weekend.   Artists who cannot participate in the Meet and Greet and the Tour are not eligible to be “Collectible.”   Collector’s commit to support one artist for a period of 3 years to include purchasing Art, Tickets, Books; and attending events.

 

ROSTER ARTISTS APPLICATION

APPLICATION DUE: December 30, 2016
The NWLA ARTISTS DIRECTORY must be updated, and the online application for ROSTER Review submitted by December 30, 2016.
Complete the online application here.

SRAC will engage the professional Critics, under the curatorial selection of Robert Pincus, Ph.D., to review the digital Portfolios of the NWLA Directory Artists who are interested in being named as a “NWLA Professional Artist” and juried to the NWLA “ROSTER.” The Critics look for Professionalism as exhibited in the Samples of Work to include the development of “bodies of work,” Resume of Exhibitions/Performances/Publications to include solo and group shows, Commissions and Awards; and education in the Art Field.   

 

Critical MASS 5 @ artspace

ENTRIES DUE : Tuesday, March 21 – Saturday, March 25:
All Visual Entries and Entry Forms are due in person at artspace, 710 Texas Street, between these dates during the following hours:  Tue – Fri: 10am – 5pm  -  Sat: 12pm – 4pm
OPENING & AWARDS: Thursday, April 6, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
The CRITICAL Mass 5 Exhibit Opening Reception & Award Announcement will be held at artspace.
CRITICS’ REVIEW and TALK: Saturday, April 8, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon: 
EXHIBITION DATES:  Thursday, April 6 – Saturday, June 3

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) presents CRITICAL MASS 5, an open invitational exhibition for all Northwest Louisiana Directory & Roster Artists held in artspace’s coolspace gallery on the second floor.  Artists from Northwest Louisiana are encouraged to register with the Directory at www.nwlaartists.org in order to be eligible to submit work to be exhibited.  Works in the show will be reviewed by professional critics selected by “Critic Curator,” Robert L. Pincus, Ph.D, who has curated the Critics for several previous Critical Mass exhibitions. The Critics will select the work of one visual artist, one literary artist and one performing artist to each receive a “solo” Exhibition or Presentation in coolspace.  Additionally, each winner will receive a $2,000 cash award to fund their exhibition or presentation and an advertisement featuring the selected Artist in a national publication.  Each Critic will review the final “solo” work; the review will be published.

Visual Art: 2D/3D Critical MASS 5: APPLY HERE
Digital Visual Art: Critical MASS 5: APPLY HERE
Literary Art: Critical MASS 5:  APPLY HERE
Performance Art: Critical MASS 5 : APPLY HERE

 

 

 

giftspace @ artspace

If you are an artist or craftsperson and would like to have your work featured in giftspace, contact Anna Baxter by phone at (318) 673-6535 or by email at artspace@shrevearts.org.  Artists interested in giftspace must be listed on the NW LA Artists Directory and must submit images of their items for approval. All works are sold on a commission basis. 
Submit your items here.

 

Check back often to stay informed of upcoming opportunities! 


 

ONGOING CALLS:

 

coolspace/ Central Gallery Artist Call

All Professional Artists (visual, literary, cultural, multi-media or performing) are eligible to apply to exhibit in coolspace and Central Gallery.

coolspace is located at artspace at 710 Texas St. in Shreveport.
Central Gallery is located at Central ARTSTATION at 801 Crockett St. in Shreveport.

Graduate students or full time post-graduate students in the fine arts field are also eligible.
All artists must live within a 100-mile radius of Shreveport and/or within the parishes of Northwest Louisiana.
All Roster Artists are automatically eligible but still must complete a proposal.

coolspace/ Central Gallery will accept applications from individual artists, groups and organizations.
Applicants for coolspace/Central Gallery must be registered on the NW LA Artists Directory (it’s free and easy to sign up)

Click here to download a coolspace application!
Click here to download a Central Gallery application!


PAST CALLS:

Kroger Mural Artist Call KROGER GROCERS has a policy to install an original Artist’s Mural in each NEW KROGER STORE! We have a new store in Shreveport that opens in October that will receive an indoor piece of artwork. The size is approximately 12.5' x 5'H and the commission is about $7500. The due date to Apply for consideration is July 22. https://shrevearts.wufoo.com/forms/x1pnsby50fsn2m2/

Kroger Mural Artist Call

KROGER GROCERS has a policy to install an original Artist’s Mural in each NEW KROGER STORE! We have a new store in Shreveport that opens in October that will receive an indoor piece of artwork. The size is approximately 12.5' x 5'H and the commission is about $7500.

The due date to Apply for consideration is July 22.
https://shrevearts.wufoo.com/forms/x1pnsby50fsn2m2/

CommonLINK: Line and Sky, coming soon

CommonLINK: Line and Sky, coming soon

The LINK @ CommonLINK Request for Qualification

 

A City/SRAC Project

Project Dates:  January 3, 2016 – June 30, 2016

 

The City of Shreveport and Shreveport Regional Arts Council will create the LINK; the ingeniously engaging, community-changing, urban cultural and history, virtual “Information Center” located within the new public art transportation substation, CommonLINK, in Shreveport Common creative cultural community.

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council is seeking Artists from all Art Disciplines to interpret the historical data of Shreveport Common and create original artworks which will then be digitized by a state of the art digital designer for use as a Shreveport Common App.  This App will then become a part of the digital information center of the CommonLINK.

Assoc. Prof. and Director of the LSUS History/Social Science Dept. Dr. Gary Joiner will oversee the collection of content, working with LSUS students to assemble the histories of Shreveport Common. Selected artists will interpret the historical data into original artworks which will then be digitized for use in the LINK. 

ALL ARTISTS must complete the online Request for Qualifications by March 28, 2016, 11:45 pm.

Complete the Request for Submission HERE

 

The LINK Artistic Disciplines and Outcomes:

The LINK project is open to NWLA Artists from Visual, Literary, Performing Arts and Multi D disciplines.  Artists will be selected to represent a mix of disciplines, and may include:

A.  Visual Artist: Creating an original body work inspired by the 8 buildings within Shreveport Common that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: 1. Municipal Auditorium, 2. B’nai Zion Temple, 3. Oakland Cemetery, 4. Church of the Holy Cross, 5. Scottish Rite Temple, 6. Central Fire Station, 7. The Strand Theatre, and 8. The 800 Block of Texas, as researched, documented and submitted by Dr. Gary Joiner.

B. Photography: Create a photographic gallery for each above listed places and contributing buildings and places; (current, photos to be juxtapose with archival material) as researched, documented and submitted by Dr. Gary Joiner.

C.   Storytellers and/or Actors: Create 20 audio stories to be recorded based on interviews submitted by Dr. Gary Joiner of the people who have lived/worked in the Shreveport Common area.

D.    Literary Artist:  Create the scripts for 3 walking tours covering themes of: 1. Architecture, 2. Music, and 3. Cultural Heritage, to be written based on research and insights provided to artists as researched, documented and submitted by Dr. Gary Joiner.  Additionally Literary Artists will be commissioned to write script /descriptions for visual work.

Critical MASS 4 Artist Call

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) and artspace present CRITICAL MASS 4 – an open invitational exhibition for all Northwest Louisiana “Directory & Roster” Artists.  The Exhibition encourages Artists to register on the NWLA Artists’ Directory and to submit work to be exhibited and critically reviewed by professional critics selected by “Critic Curator,” Robert L. Pincus, Ph.D.  Pincus has selected the Critics for the past several Critical Mass exhibitions. The Critics will select the work of one artist in Visual, Literary and Performing Arts to advance to a “solo” Exhibition/Presentation in coolspace. SRAC will support the solo Exhibition/Presentation with a $2,000 cash award per category and an advertisement featuring the selected Artist in a national publication.  Each Critic will review the final “solo” work; the review will be published.

Download the FULL Artist Call Here.
Fill out the Visual/Literary/Digital application here.
Fill out the Performing Artist Application here

All VISUAL, LITERARY & DIGITIAL ENTRIES are due in person @ artspace
(sorry, we must “see you!”) between Tuesday, February 9 and no later than,
4:00 pm, Saturday, February 13, 2016.

 artspace hours for acceptance of work and entry forms:

Tuesday - Friday:  10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday:  10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday:  12:00 noon – 4:00 pm

 

Arts Entrepreneurial Intensive Training FALL 2016

Extended Deadline to Register:  Friday, October 16th
Class Dates: Every Tuesday evening from Tuesday October 20th – Tuesday November 17th.

Class Time 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 Click here for registration form.

The Arts Entrepreneurial Intensive Training series returns this April offering artists in Northwest Louisiana a chance to advance their business and discover new opportunities. The FALL session of the Arts Entrepreneurial Intensive Training series classes run Every Tuesday evening from Tuesday October 20th – Tuesday November 17th., 2015

The series is offered through the Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) in the spring and fall for Northwest Louisiana Artists. This Spring the series returns with a new structure and new additional instructors. The Spring Arts Entrepreneurial Intensive Training series will be led by Artist and Entrepreneur Michael Graham.

At the end of the series students will present a complete marketing portfolio. Graduates will have their art work displayed and/or performed in the Entrepreneurial Graduate Exhibition at Central ARTSTATION.

To apply for the Arts Entrepreneurial Intensive Training series, please fill out the registration form below. For questions, call or email Vickie Marshall, Arts Resource Director, at (318) 673-6500 or Vickie@shrevearts.org.
Click here for the Course Outline.

Click here for registration form.

Art of the Bands Exhibition

artspace and UNSCENE! want to create an exhibition geared towards the visual and musical aspects of being in a band or performing musician.  For this exhibition, a musical act will be given a section of "Showcase Wall" to exhibit "artworks":  Show Posters, Album/CD cover art, Concert Photographs, and more. 
August 3-6: Bands submit Art/Collection for Exhibition, listening, and Sales. (Wednesday, August 5, artspace will stay open until 8:00 pm to accept works.)

Click here to read the call and apply for the exhibition
 Deadline 11:59 PM on July 30.

 

Stan "The Record Man" Lewis Musician Application

In 1948, Stan Lewis opened Stan's Record Shop, on Texas Street in Shreveport, LA. Lewis became a one-stop operator (other record stores would buy from him) and distributor of independent record labels: Atlantic, Chess, Modern, Specialty, and Imperial. STAN is renown as one of the nation’s great Music Producers because he is one of the ONLY to record, manufacture, and distribute records. 

Stan would go on to form Jewel, Paula and Ronn Records in Shreveport, and is, arguably, one of the most significant figures in the history of R&B, or even American music, period. (©Martin Gavin 2006 and 2012)

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council with the Parish of Caddo and BHP BILLITON will tribute Stan “the Record Man” Lewis… better known as Uncle Stan the “Hip Hit Record Man” with a music festival – Saturday, September 26.  

The main requirement for performing this festival is being able to perform/cover at least one song that Stan Lews recorded/wrote.  You do not have to choose the song at this moment, but be ready with one before the performance.

Click here to read the call and apply for the Festival
Deadline 11:59 PM on July 30.


ARTISTS STUDIO TOURS APPLICATION

The Bossier Arts Council, HOSTS (Highland Open Studio Tours Sunday) and Shreveport Regional Arts Council will organize a variety of Studio Tours for audiences to get “up close and personal” to the Artists and Artworks.  Artists are encouraged to display, sell, demonstrate, and meet potential collectors during this afternoon of studio tours. If you do not have a studio, you are welcome to tell us that you want to “share” a studio that will be created at East Bank Gallery, Central ARTSTATION, or artspace.

B. Artists must be active on the NWLA Directory by Midnight, Friday, May 29.

C. Tours will be organized in a variety of diverse ways to include:
i.  For the Collectors – a tour with the Critics of the Critics’ Choice selected Artists who are featured during the COMMON CULTURE week.
ii.  By proximity – we will “group” up to 10 easy to get to studios together for a quick tour.
iii.  By Google Map – the “tour taker” can build his/her own tour of favorite studios!
iv.  Geo-cashing – We will build a tour based upon hidden “door prizes” throughout the tour.
v.  By Bossier, Highland, and/or Shreveport groupings!
vi.  By discipline/medium:  For collectors looking for an opportunity to see all sculptors, oil painters, all writers, all musicians, or (for example) dancers!
vii.  And…if we can think of a better way to group tours, we will!

Deadline: Friday May 29, 2015
Date: SUNDAY, JUNE 28  |  11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 Click here for registration form.


UNDISPUTED! ART TEAM CALL

UNDISPUTED! is an elimination competition leading to a  final round where the winning artists’ team will take home a cash prize of $10,000 dollars.  Based upon the number of eligible entries, there may be advanced preliminary rounds leading to a final selection for the Live Audience.

UNDISPUTED! Game Goal:  A physical object must be created over the course of a series of timed rounds.  Think of the TV Cooking elimination show, “Chopped!” There is an elimination after each “round” (appetizer, entrée and dessert).  The initial rounds are shorter and build to a final 30 minute round. A Secret Ingredient(s) will be introduced at each round.  Successful completed projects will include multidisciplinary representation. The judging will include the process of creating the physical object as well as the final product itself.  Each team will go through a series of elimination rounds. The rounds will be viewed by the jurors and audience from the arena seating and via projected video footage.

Deadline: Friday May 29, 2015
Date: SATURDAY, JUNE 27  

Click here for the full CALL
Click here for registration form.



PERFORMING ARTS SHOWCASE APPLICATION

This event that provides Critical Review for Performing Artists will be held on Tuesday, June 23. Each individual performer will perform for up to 10 minutes; group performances are a maximum of 15 minutes.  The size of the venue will be selected based upon the needs of the performance and size of the groups.  (For example, if all submissions are by individual performers, the Showcase may take place at the Engine Room of the Central ARTSTATION; if large group performances are submitted, we will identify a suitable theatre.)  Critic, Anne Marie Welsh will view all performances, make the decisions about the BEST OF SHOW award and other performers/performances that merit verbal commentary AFTER the PERFORMING ARTS SHOWCASE  – this promises to be a “long/late” but highly entertaining evening!

The selected BEST OF SHOW performer/performance will receive $2,000 in order to mount a full length production/concert to be staged at a mutually agreeable time within three months of the selection.  The final performance will be advertised in a national publication.

The lead/contact Artist will be on the NWLA Artist’s Directory by the May 29 deadline.

Individual Dressing Rooms are not provided; however a “back stage”/ greenroom environment will be provided.

You will receive a schedule of performances and an opportunity for rehearsal in the space at least one week prior to the Showcase.

Deadline: Friday May 29, 2015 at Midnight
Date: TUESDAY, JUNE 23
Click here for registration form.


TEMPORARY BIKE SHARROWS ARTIST CALL

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council is partnering with local cycling advocacy group, Bike Shreveport to paint temporary bike sharrows on downtown streets. Sharrow is the term given to road markings that denote that the road is shared, and to show cyclists the safest placement on the road.

Shreveport Common is an UNcommon cultural community. Sharrows within these 9 blocks are to be custom designed by artists, to reflect and advance the Vision of a creative, UNique, bikeable, walkable neighborhood. For this temporary project, 3 sharrow designs will be chosen to line both sides of Elvis Presley Avenue, as a physical example of what shared roads will look like in Shreveport Common. It is SRAC’s hope that this will pave the way for artist-designed, custom sharrows within Shreveport Common when the full Caddo-Shreveport bike plan is implemented by NLCOG later this year.

Deadline: Midnight Wednesday May 27, 2015
To read the full CALL click here
Click here to submit your design.


Arts Entrepreneurial Intensive Training Spring 2015

Deadline: Monday, April 13, 2015
Class Dates: Every Monday & Tuesday evening from Monday, April 21 to Monday, May 18, 2015

 Click here for registration form.

The Arts Entrepreneurial Intensive Training series returns this April offering artists in Northwest Louisiana a chance to advance their business and discover new opportunities. The Spring session of the Arts Entrepreneurial Intensive Training series classes run Every Tuesday evening from April 21st to Monday, May 18, 2015

The series is offered through the Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) in the spring and fall for Northwest Louisiana Artists. This Spring the series returns with a new structure and new additional instructors. The Spring Arts Entrepreneurial Intensive Training series will be led by Artist and Entrepreneur Michael Graham.

At the end of the series students will present a complete marketing portfolio. Graduates will have their art work displayed and/or performed in the Entrepreneurial Graduate Exhibition at Central ARTSTATION.

To apply for the Arts Entrepreneurial Intensive Training series, please fill out the registration form below. For questions, call or email Vickie Marshall, Arts Resource Director, at (318) 673-6500 or Vickie@shrevearts.org.
Click here for the Course Outline.

Click here for registration form.



ArtBreak Artist Call

Deadline: Tuesday, April 7, 2015

 Click here to view the Call.

The ArtBreak Festival is just around the corner, Monday, April 20 – Sunday, April 26 at the Shreveport Convention Center. There are several ways you may become involved, starting with as a Lead Teacher to performing and providing an informance, and some things in between!

  1. Teaching Artist:  Monday – Friday, 7:45 am – 1:35 pm – teaching one of the 25 pre-determined hands-on activities.
  2. Teaching Artist:  Friday – Sunday (schedule varies by day, but it is basically 18 hours of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) interdisciplinary activities!  You may develop an interactive activity or your may teach one that has been developed.
  3. Installation Artist:  Think of a dynamic “group activity” that results in a tangible sculpture or installation that can be placed on Exhibit in a location after the week of ArtBreak.  You may have seen past projects with Robinson Film Center, Steve Porter and his amazing 60’ long mural, works made of clay that air dry into the sculptural form, giant paper mache’ works, found object sculptures, etc.
  4. Assistant:  Artists can choose to assist an artist rather than assume the full “weight” of the teaching experience.

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