Call for Entries

Current Call for Entries

June 30, 2017
Hariban Collotype Competition Award
¥5000 entry fee
English and Japanese application

June 30, 2017
Independent Tokyo Art Fair by Gallery Tagboat
¥39000 – 89000 booth fee
English and Japanese application

June 30, 2017
4th Miyamoto Saburo Biennial Award for Original Sketch
¥6000 entry fee for up to two works
English and Japanese application

July 6, 2017
2017 Niigata Office Art Street
No entry fee
Japanese application

July 7, 2017
Tobikan Selection Group Exhibition of Contemporary Artists
No entry fee
Japanese application

July 1 – 30, 2017
Geikoten in Yanaka
¥3000 / entry
Japanese application

July 31, 2017
Inlight Richmond
$30 entry fee
English application

July 31, 2017
Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York Flat Files 2017-2018
$20 entry fee
English application

July 31, 2017
Working Artist Grant
$20 entry fee
English application

July 31, 2017
Awagami International Miniature Print Competition
¥3500 entry fee / work; up to two works
English and Japanese application

August 10, 2017
Site Brooklyn: 3rd Annual Hand Pulled Prints: The Current Practice in Printmaking
$35 – 125 entry fee depending on number of submitted pieces
English application

August 26, 2017
Hiroshima MOCA Dokodemo
No entry fee
Japanese application

Rolling submission for 2017
Venison Magazine
No entry fee
English application

Websites Listing Art Competitions

Compedia (Japanese)

Compe (Japanese)

Higashiyama Artists Placement Service (Japanese)

Call for Entries Archives / 作品募集古文書

(These links are usually from the previous year’s event)

January
Gallery PARC Art Competition
No entry fee
Japanese application

January
Koganecho Artist In Residence
No entry fee
English and Japanese application

February
Spiral independent Creators Festival
No entry fee
Japanese and English application

February
apexart Franchise Program
No entry fee
English application

March
Sapporo International Short Film Festival International Open Call
No entry fee
Japanese and English application

March
Akiyoshidai International Artist Village (AIAV) Fellowship Program
No entry fee
Japanese and English application

March
BankArt Artist in Residence
No entry fee
Japanese application

April
Art In The Office
No entry fee
Japanese application

April
Trolls in the Park
No entry fee
Japanese application

May
Rokkosan Meets Art
No entry fee
Japanese application

May
Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair
No entry fee
English application

May
Tokyo Midtown Award
No entry fee
Japanese application / 39 years old and under

June
No Dead Artists Juried Exhibition at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
$30 entry fee
English application

June
Canon New Cosmos of Photography
¥3,000
Japanese application

June
New Art Center Curatorial Opportunity Program
No entry fee
English application

November
Shiseido Art Egg
No entry fee
Japanese application

December
Epson Photo Grand Prix
No entry fee
Japanese application

 

Call for Entries

Current Gallery and Museums Exhibitions

Through 6.24.17
“Heat”
Ota Fine Arts

Through 6.25.17
“Shiseido Art Egg” – Shiho Yoshida
Shiseido Gallery

Through 6.25.17
Saul Leiter – “Retrospective”
Bunkamura Museum of Art

Through 6.25.17
Walead Beshty – “Transparencies”
Rat Hole Gallery

Through 6.25.17
“Contemporary Art in Gunma”
Museum of Modern Art, Gunma

Through 7.1.17
“Koko to Soko / Here and There”
Komagome1-14cas

Through 7.2.17
Abraham Cruzvillegas – “The Water Trilogy 2: Autodefensión Microtonal Obrera Campesina Estudiantil Metabolista Descalza”
Maison Hermes

Through 7.2.17
Guy Debord – “Cartographie Situationniste (Dérive, Psychogéographie, Situations, Cinéma)”
Asakusa

Through 7.2.17
“History on paper – Mono Ha -”
hpgrp Gallery Tokyo

Through 7.10.17
Miriam Cahn
Wako Works of Art

6.27 – 7.16.17
Rinko Kawauchi – “Halo”
Morioka Shoten

6.23 – 10.1.17
“Grand Projects: How Far Will You Go?”
21_21 Design Sight

6.24 – 10.15.17
Barry McGee + Clare Rojas – “Big Sky Little Moon”
Watari Museum of Contemporary Art

7.5 – 10.23.17
“Sun shower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now”
Mori Art Museum

Current Gallery and Museums Exhibitions

Art Byte Critique and the Growing Manual

Two weeks ago, the summer session of the Setouchi Triennale 2016 began and I travelled to Setouchi to visit the Fukutake House on Shodoshima to see the Growing Manual:  Collective Ferment project.

Earlier this year, Art Byte Critique was contacted by Hyemin Son and John Reardon about the possible inclusion of the group in their Growing Manual Project.  After a visit from Hyemin Son in Tokyo this spring, Art Byte Critique’s participation in the Growing Manual Project was confirmed.  A brief introduction to Art Byte Critique as well as a selection of a plant (white-flowered Japanese dandelion) that best represented the way Art Byte Critique functions were sent to both John and Hyemin in preparation for their piece at the Fukutake House.

I have included the introduction written by John and Hyemin that was part of the Collective Ferment booklet at the Fukutake House below.

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For the Collective Ferment, five artist collectives from Japan are participating with each collective selecting a plant.  Two tanks were designed and manufactured to ferment/preserve the selected plants.  One tank consists of fruit + 35% alcohol while the second tank consists of plants + 20% salt.  The fermentation/preservation process will last almost four months with a bottling and distribution workshop to be held on the last weekend of the fall session of the Setouchi Triennale – November 4 – 6, 2016.

I have included images from the Collective Ferment as well as Art Byte Critique’s pages in the Collective Ferment booklet.  You can learn more about Hyemin and John’s works at the Minor Adjustment Collective website.

Art Byte Critique and the Growing Manual

Art Byte Critique at Tokyo Art Book Fair 2016

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We are happy to announce that Art Byte Critique will be at the Tokyo Art Book Fair for a third consecutive year.

This year, there will be seven Art Byte Critique artists presenting work at our booth.

Patty Hudak

Yuko Kamei

Angelo Levy

Lori Ono

Louise Rouse

Nick West

Arthur Huang

Stay tuned for more updates as we share our works in progress and a little more about each of us leading up to the Tokyo Art Book Fair 2016 in mid-September.

 

 

Art Byte Critique at Tokyo Art Book Fair 2016

Notes from the February ABC Studio Work Discussion Meeting

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Naoki Honjo’s exhibition “Tokyo” at Canon Gallery runs through March 28, 2016

Five artists gathered for the monthly ABC Studio Work Discussion Meeting this past weekend.

Remember, you can use the ABC Google Calendar with links to art events happening in and around Tokyo.  You can find the link here.

Here is a recap of topics that were covered in Saturday’s meeting.

Upcoming events.

Reminder:  If you have an event you want to share with the ABC community, please send an e-mail to artbytecritique@gmail.com with the pertinent information and we will share on our blog and Facebook page

February 24, 8:20 pm – PechaKucha (www.pechakucha.org) at Superdeluxe

February 20 – 26 – Feminist Fan in Japan and Friends at Youkobo Art Space (http://www.youkobo.co.jp/en/exhibition_events/2016/01/feminist-fan-in-japan-and-friends.html)

February 27 – 5:00 pm – “How Has Japan Engaged with Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia?” Symposium at the National Art Center (http://www.mori.art.museum/eng/sea/index.html)

February 23 – 28 – Michelle Zacharias is participating in the Narrative Abstract Art group exhibition (https://www.facebook.com/events/1546511489010570/) at the Artcomplex Center of Tokyo.  Michelle will be at the exhibition everyday during the course of the exhibition.  There will also be a reception party on Saturday, February 27th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

March 12 – 13 – Art in Park Hotel Tokyo 2016 (http://www.aipht.artosaka.jp/en/)  ABC will organize an event to attend this art fair on one of the two days.  A Doodle poll will be sent out with the next e-mail about the March ABC Studio Work Discussion Meeting.

Upcoming deadlines.

Spiral Independent Creators Festival 17 – application deadline – February 25 (http://www.sicf.jp/)

apexart Franchise Program exhibition proposal call – application deadline – February 29 (http://apexart.org/franchise.php)

ISE Cultural Foundation Spring 2016 Exhibition Grant Program – application deadline – March 31 (http://www.iseny.org/ise-ny-grant-program-guidelines-application/)

Akiyoshidai International Artist Village (AIAV) Fellowship Program – application deadline – March 31 (http://aiav.jp/english/artist-in-residence/aiav-fellowship)

Itomura Onsen Daikokuya Annual Exhibition – the call for exhibition closed earlier this year.  The exhibition opens from March 1 – March 30 (http://www.itamuro-daikokuya.com/art/feature/)

Shiseido Art Egg call for exhibition proposals – the call for this exhibition award program is between June 1 – 15 each year (https://www.shiseidogroup.jp/gallery/artegg/about/)

Other topics discussed.

With artists participating in ABC Studio Work Discussion exploring a wide range of medias, there is considerable interest in learning new techniques and skills from each other.  If you are interested in organizing a workshop to share your skills in printmaking, painting, digital photography, book arts, etc. with other artists and in turn learn new skills or if there is a technique that you have always been interested in learning and want to do it with other equally curious artists, let us know and we can figure out how to make that happen!

MI (Mokuhanga Innovation)-Lab Artist in Residence Program (http://endeavor.or.jp/mi-lab/)

A link to April Vollmer’s Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop, A Modern Guide to an Ancient Art page on amazon.jp

3331 Arts Chiyoda (www.3331.jp)

XYZ Collective (http://xyzcollective.org/) in Setagaya

Life Drawing Opportunities

– Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Tokyo (usually the third Wednesday evening of each month) (https://www.facebook.com/Dr.Sketchy.Tokyo)

– Open Life Drawing Thursday (usually each Thursday evening) at Atelier Ebisu d’Art (http://ebisart.com/#)

– Life Drawing Tokyo Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/lifedrawingtokyo/)

The next Studio Work discussion meeting will be mid to late March, so look out for an e-mail in the next several weeks. If you are in the Tokyo area, interested in joining, but not on our mailing list, send an e-mail to artbytecritique@gmail.com and we will send you the information.

Notes from the February ABC Studio Work Discussion Meeting

Notes from the January ABC Studio Work Discussion Meeting

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From Yukiko Iwatani’s exhibition at Hasu no Hana through February 6, 2016

Seven artists gathered for the monthly ABC Studio Work Discussion Meeting/Shinnenkai this past weekend.  Good company, good food, and good discussions were had!

Here is a recap of topics that were covered in yesterday’s meeting.

Art Byte Critique is planning on participating in the Tokyo Art Book Fair 2016, so stay tuned for more information about being part of the booth as well as the application timeline.

The “Call for Entries” page has been updated.

ABC now has a Google Calendar which has links to art events happening in and around Tokyo.  You can find the link here.
If you have any events that you want to share or publicise, please send an e-mail to artbytecritique@gmail.com with the event information and website link.
Michelle Zacharias will be part of the group exhibition “Narrative Abstract Art” at the Artcomplex Center of Tokyo from February 23 – February 28, 2016.  There will be a reception party on Saturday, February 27th from 17:30 – 19:30.
For those of you interested in learning more than you ever wanted to know about the digital photography world, here is a link to the This Week In Photography podcasts.  TWIP is the main one that I listen to, but there are multiple podcasts that cover a range of different topics in digital photography.
Another podcast that I recommend if you want to listen to contemporary artist interviews is Bad at Sports.
The next ABC Studio Work Discussion meeting will be held on either Saturday, Feb. 20th or Sunday, Feb. 21st.  A poll of people’s availability will be sent out soon.  If you are in the Tokyo area, interested in joining, but not on our mailing list, send an e-mail to artbytecritique@gmail.com and we will send you the information.
Notes from the January ABC Studio Work Discussion Meeting

Tokyo Art Book Fair 2015: Q & A with Marc Tibbs

Name: Marc Tibbs
From: San Diego, California
Time in Japan: 3 years
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts

marc-tibbs-3-by-thirteen-booksHow long have you been making books?
I took a book binding course my senior year college in 2011 and have been making book ever since.

marc-tibbs-3-by-thirteen-booksWhat is the biggest challenge for you when you make a book?
The hardest part of making a book for me is sticking to the original theme and making a cohesive story.

What kind of books are you making for this fair?
The books I made for this year’s fair is the product of 39 days of drawing and writing.

Time and Location Details
The Tokyo Art Book Fair is held from September Saturday 19 – Monday 21 (holiday)
at Kyoto University of Art and Design, Tohoku University of Art and Design GAIEN CAMPUS
Marc and Art Byte Critique Members are on the 2nd floor booth G-11
1-7-15 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
HOURS:
Saturday: 3-9
Sunday: 12-8
Monday: 11-7

Tokyo Art Book Fair 2015: Q & A with Marc Tibbs