Tuesday, March 15, 2011

CSA: Community Supported Art - Call for Entries

The Springboard for the Arts is a local non-profit that created the CSA program 3 years ago in the twin cities area. It was inspired by the traditional meaning of a CSA; (community supported agriculture) but with art instead of produce. Artists submit their artwork to the program and upon acceptance, they are granted a stipend of $1,000 to created 50 pieces of art for "CSA boxes". Then the general public can purchase a box for $300 which includes 3 pieces of original artwork. All artwork must be smaller then 18" X 12" X 12" and can be any visual art, music, performing art or writing. The submission deadline is fast approaching, being this Friday March 18th, but this is the online submission date, so there is still time! More guidelines for the CSA program can be found here.

*Update* 3X3 Magazine Children's Show Contest

3X3 Magazine has announced its next show entry deadline of April 22nd for the Children's Show No.8. Its $30 for single entries and $35 for series. You can find out more info on how to enter here. I will be entering a series of images created for the book: A Tale from Tailsville that I illustrated for local MN author, Dan Drotzman.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

3X3 Magazine- Call for Entries

There is a Call for Entries going on now until March 4th for 3X3 Magazine; the only contemporary all illustration magazine published in the US. It is open to "all illustrators, art directors, graphic designers, editors and publishers in all countries for commissioned and non-commissioned work produced and/or published during the calendar year 2010." It has many different categories for entry and you can submit multiple single entries for $30 a piece or a series entry for $35, (3-5 images). They have cash prizes for best in show and gold medal winners of $750 - $1500. They also have a Student Show call for entries going on now until March 25th and an upcoming Children's Show (details soon to be announced). And for all those procrastinators out there; (like me), you can now enter your art online, so as to be sure to make the deadline. I will be entering a piece and possibly a series as well. A chance to get published in a widely distributed illustration magazine is always a welcome opportunity; and their entry fees are less than many of the other major magazines and publications out there.