Call For Artists-Fine Chocolates

I just received this from a friend (and amazing glass artist), Anne Gant. It’s not the most conventional way to show work, but is a lot more fun than say eating work prints.

To see more of Anne’s work please visit:


The mission of Ithaca Fine Chocolates is to both promote the works of contemporary artists and directly fund art education programs through Art Bars. Art Bars are exquisite, organic, and fair trade certified Swiss chocolate bars that feature an art reproduction by a contemporary adult artist or an international child artist on a card inside the wrapper. A minimum of ten percent of profits are donated to the International Child Art Foundation in Washington, DC, and the Community School of Music & Arts in Ithaca, NY.

Twenty-four total artists ranging from emerging to internationally known, such as Carrie Mae Weems, Patrick Dougherty, Mary Temple and Jim Goldberg are selected annually. Images of the works are included in our online gallery and on the art card reproductions, which are sent out with the bars nationwide for one year beginning in November. The original works are featured in an exhibition in the Ithaca gallery in December.

Art Bars have been covered in the New York Times and Art News, along with other prestigious publications. They are currently available for purchase in forty-four states in venues such as museum stores, art house cinemas, theatres and specialty food stores. There is no commission taken on art sales made through the art cards or the online gallery. Sales made in connection with the Ithaca show require a 20% commission to help defray exhibition costs. Selected artists receive a free case of up to 25 Art Bars featuring their own image and a lifetime artist discount on any subsequent Art Bar purchases (specific images are only in print for one year).

If you are a visual artist working in non-functional media and are interested in having your work featured in Art Bars, please submit the following by July 25, 2008:

- 5-10 digital images in jpg format at 72 dpi only (Only the first ten images will be reviewed if more are sent.)

- a separate, numbered image list, including the title, medium, date and dimensions of each image. Please be sure that the digital image names are both numbered and titled to match the image list and that your name is at the top of the document.

- artist statement, one-page maximum with your name at the top of the document. If the image list and artist statement are short enough, please combine them into one document.
- resume, one page maximum, including mailing address, email and telephone number.

Please note that reproductions are printed on cards measuring 1 3/4 x 4" for the small bars and 2 3/4 x 4 1/2" for the large bars. A selected work must be available in a good print-quality digital image (300 dpi or greater).

Please name each document in the following format:
last name, comma, first name, document title
Modigliani, Amedeo Resume
Modigliani, Amedeo 1. Portrait of Young Woman

Email submissions to:
or mail them to:
Ithaca Fine Chocolates Art Panel
125 Heights Court
Ithaca, NY 14850

A Glass Darkly

Some of my pieces from Specimen, have been juried into A Glass Darkly, an online exhibition hosted by Projekt 30. Enjoy the show!

New Orleans Call for Entry

A good friend of mine and fantastic artist, Orrie King recently put out this call for entries.

Dear fellow artists/ photographers,

As many of you know, I visited New Orleans for the first time this past February. I was invited to document the efforts of some volunteers, accompanying a group of high school students from the Beacon School in NYC. While there, I witnessed the devastation and destruction that Katrina left in it's path. The impact of seeing these conditions in person, of complete neighborhoods torn apart and abandoned, was chilling. I met people throughout the city, particularly the residents and volunteers working together to rebuild the Lower 9th Ward. Since my return I have been in the process of organizing a fundraiser, featuring photographs of New Orleans (due to show in a gallery in Tribeca on December 4th). The photographs will be sold to the highest bidders, through a silent auction, with proceeds going to They are a non-profit group that has based itself there in the neighborhood, working hand and hand with home owners and residents of the community. The volunteers are working hard and quickly to clean the homes (from mold etc.), rewire and rebuild to get people back in, mowing lawns (to show that these homes are not abandoned by choice), hanging the street signs that were never replaced since the storm, and much more. They are people that have come from all over the country to make a difference where others have left off.

I am looking for photographers with images from New Orleans before and after Katrina. You may send up to 5 jpg images for review (no larger than 200K/ image, <600>

Thank you for your help and I look forward to hearing from you and seeing some amazing work!

Orrie King