Calls for art! Calls for art!

We’ve deployed Ol’ Reliable, which can only mean one thing:

It’s time for some calls for art! 

1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art
Deadline: May 31, 2018

We helped spread the message on this earlier this year, but the window that once was open wide is closing fast…

The Gibbes Museum of Art is accepting applications for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. Sponsored by our young patrons auxiliary group Society 1858, the prize is awarded annually to an artist whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media, while contributing to a new understanding of art in the South.

Entries for the annual award and $10,000 cash prize can be made exclusively online at through May 31, 2018. Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia are eligible to apply.

The Doors of Make Room: An RFP
Deadline: June 8, 2018

The Hub learned yesterday of  a new RFP for a paid public art commission in Washington that might be especially interesting to emerging artists.

The RFP has been issued by Make Room, a D.C.-based nonprofit working to address America’s rental housing crisis – and the 11 million families who spend over 50% of their income on rent.

In September, Make Room will commission 11 U.S. artists to participate in a public art exhibition called “The Doors of Make Room.”  The 11 selected artists will be commissioned to paint a distinctive fiberglass door that will be exhibited on the streets of the nation’s capital from Sept. 14-25, 2018. The painting on the door should comment on, or raise awareness of, the affordable housing crisis. Each artist will receive an honorarium of $1,000, plus up to $450 for supplies, three days of free studio space, travel, accommodations, and meals.

An application form can be found here. The Hub thanks The Clyde Fitch Report, which publishes opinion and reporting at the crossroads of arts and politics and is a media partner of Make Room, for bringing this to our attention.