Singer/songwriter contestants sought for Ozark Folk Festival | The Gayly

Singer/songwriter contestants sought for Ozark Folk Festival | The Gayly

Win recording session!The 69th Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival, Oct. 13-15, is accepting submissions for the Singer/Songwriter contest from amateur and professional musicians until August 1. Final competition will be Saturday, Oct. 15, in the Basin Park Band Shell in Eureka Springs, AR.

To participate in the competition send three songs on a CD and lyric sheet for each, a short biography of the songwriter(s) and contact information to: CAPC, Attn: Singer/Songwriter, P.O. Box 522, Eureka Springs, 72632.Songs must be wholly original and all co-writers’ names must be provided. A $25 entry fee must accompany submission, with checks or money orders payable to Eureka Springs CAPC.

For complete entry rules, visit and click on “Singer/Songwriter Contest.”Songs will be judged by the Special Events Talent Committee upon submission and the top six songwriters/performers will be scheduled to perform in a finals competition in Basin Park, Saturday, Oct. 15 at 12 p.m.

All finalists will be judged as they perform, each artist receiving a 15-minute time slot. First place winner will receive 50 percent of the total submission fees received, an eight-hour recording session at Sound Illusion Recording Studios in Berryville, Arkansas and a performance opportunity at next year’s Folk Festival.Second place will receive 30 percent of total submission fees received and third place 20 percent. All winners will each receive two tickets for Saturday night’s headline show in The Auditorium.

The Original Ozark Folk Festival is the longest continuously running folk festival in the United States.

Source: Singer/songwriter contestants sought for Ozark Folk Festival | The Gayly

Open call: Guerrilla Art Park

Open call: Guerrilla Art Park

An opportunity to exhibit on the site of our future arts campus


Oklahoma Contemporary is inviting artists to participate in our first installment of Guerrilla Art Park – an outdoor sculpture exhibition to take place near our Showroom at NW 11th and Broadway, on the site of our future arts campus.

We are accepting submissions now through the month of May, and planning to install in June — it’s going to be a lightning-fast operation, but we are excited to activate the space for all of our summer activities.

Up to seven works will be selected for display. Jurying the competition/exhibition will be a selection committee of local artists and curators and Oklahoma Contemporary’s visual arts staff.

Each artist selected for the exhibition will receive a $100 honorarium. Additionally, Oklahoma Contemporary will cover transportation in the Oklahoma City metro and assist with installation and de-installation of the sculpture. Oklahoma Contemporary will promote the exhibition, the artworks and artists on its website, through social media and to print, broadcast and online outlets.

Since the exhibition area is outdoors and open to the public, some common sense rules apply: Entries must be works that are already complete, freestanding and of sound, safe construction. Sculptures must be weatherproof and made of durable materials designed to withstand outdoor climate conditions. Resistance to high-speed winds is important (we are in Oklahoma, after all). The artist is responsible for stand or base if necessary. Absolutely no digging or ground submergence will be permitted.

Sculptures will be installed in June 2016 and be on view until after Labor Day. The artist must install the same sculpture(s) that was submitted for entry. Artists may sell the work during the project period, but the work must remain on site for the duration of the exhibition.

The Showroom at Oklahoma Contemporary, four repurposed shipping containers temporarily housing exhibitions, events and an art library, serves as the first step toward Oklahoma Contemporary’s future location. The 4.6-acre arts campus will be home to a new 50,000-square-foot building with exhibition, education and performance space, an industrial arts building, a three-block arts park and space for outdoor exhibitions, education programs and public performances.

The Print on Paseo Call For Artist!

The Print on Paseo Call For Artist!

Open to two and three-dimensional work created from any printmaking media, can be traditional or contemporary printmaking such as: Screen-printing, Intaglio (etching, drypoint, mezzotint), lithography, relief printing, woodcuts, collagraphy, serigraphy(silkscreen), and digital printing such as offset lithographs.
-No giclees (poster reproductions).
-Work must be ready to display at time of delivery. Two-dimensional
work should have D-rings and hanging wire properly installed.
-Process and type of printmaking must be specified
-All works must be for sale