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The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin

The MSAC Online Resource Bulletin, maintained by the Maryland Art Place, includes regional, national, and international exhibition opportunities, grants, fellowships, residencies, and information on available studio spaces in the area. The Resource Bulletin is updated on a weekly basis and maintains hundreds of listings of arts opportunities, organized by subject and deadline date. If you have information that you wish to have included in the Resource Bulletin, please send it to: caitlin@mdartplace.org

Disclaimer: Maryland Art Place and The Maryland State Arts Council cannot, at this time, screen all bulletin submissions. Artists should carefully consider each listing before submitting materials or sending fees. Bulletin opportunities should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the listing deadline. 
 
The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.
 

National & Beyond

Call for Entries: Reflection - Women in Art: 02/13

Call for Entries: Reflection - Women in Art: 02/13

 

Application Deadline: February 13, 2021

Eligibility: National. Women. 

Media: 2D, 3D, and photography.

Entry Fee: $35

 

Call Description:

Reflection - serious thought or consideration or the throwing back by a body or surface of light. Woman In Art, what does reflection mean to you?

 

Nuu Muse Contemporary Art will be hosting the Women In Art - Reflection exhibition curated by gallerist CJ Cowden.  This exhibition will celebrate national women’s month and help support a great organization, In My Shoes.  Calling all women artists to submit their work for this amazing exhibition.  There will be an opening reception followed by 2 weeks of display in Nuu Muse Gallery.  This group show is open to women artists, 2D, 3D, and photography.  No reproductions of original works will be accepted. No digital prints will be accepted. 

 

Acceptance notifications will go out on February 21, 2021.



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Call for Entries: Mother’s Milk Artist Residency: 1/22

Call for Entries: Mother’s Milk Artist Residency: 1/22

 

Application Deadline: January 22, 2021

Eligibility: International; 21+

Entry Fee: $25

 

Call Description:

Mother’s Milk is a 2-6 week interdisciplinary residency, designed to support three or four visual artists, composers, or creative writers, who are pursuing innovative work in their field. The goal of this program is to provide individuals or collaborators with the time and space to pursue their creative projects alongside other residents whose different perspectives, backgrounds, and interests offer inspiration and interaction. Work that is more experimental in nature without regard to commercial viability is of special interest.

 

Residents will be exceptional creative practitioners – including emerging, mid-career, and established artists - who desire time and space to work on their projects. Residencies will be awarded based on the excellence and merit of the project proposal, and the applicant’s interest in and ability to work independently. Residents cannot be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program, must be at least 21 years old, and must reside on-site for the duration of the program. International applicants will need to show proof of English language skills and will be responsible for acquiring appropriate visas if accepted.

 

Work Sample Requirements:

Creative Writers: submit 5 -10 pages of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction combined into one Word or pdf file. 

Sound Artists: submit 3 - 5 audio and/or video samples, no more than 2 minutes each.

Visual Artists: submit 8 - 10 images or a combination of images, audio, video files (no more than 5 media files per submission).



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Call for Entries: Emotions Embodied: Abstractions from the West Coast: 01/22

Call for Entries: Emotions Embodied: Abstractions from the West Coast: 01/22

Application Deadline: January 22, 2021

Eligibility: National, 18+

Media: Painting

Entry Fee: Free!

Call Description:

Jackson Pollock. Willem de Kooning. Norman Lewis. Mark Rothko. Helen Frankenthaler. All of these artists are inextricably linked to the American abstract movement of the 1950s, but what exactly does it mean for a work of art to be abstract? Even as we enter into 2021, nearly 70 years later, the definitional description of abstract art continues to mystify everyday art enthusiasts. Art Scene West, a new contemporary gallery of West Coast art, is seeking works of art from West Coast artists for its online charity exhibition, Emotions Embodied: Abstractions from the West Coast. Recognizing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the creative arts, Art Scene West will donate a portion of all proceeds to The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI), a California-based nonprofit organization that provides business training and grants to aspiring artists, arts administrators, artisans, and other creative entrepreneurs. Submissions for this exhibition should be original works of abstract art that reflect at least some of the following characteristics: non-representational subject matter, visible brushwork, and large canvases. Vibrant colors and demonstrated palette knife techniques are preferred elements but not expected. 

Celebrating the abstract art movement and its evolution since the mid-nineteenth-century, this online exhibition will be promoted widely through Artsy.net, social media, and the Art Scene West website. No works will need to be shipped to the gallery but all works must be available for sale throughout the length of the exhibition.

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Call for Entries: WIENWOCHE 2021: "Back to Normality": 2021 VS 2121: Utopias, Distopias and Fiction: 01/22

Call for Entries: WIENWOCHE 2021: "Back to Normality": 2021 VS 2121: Utopias, Distopias and Fiction: 01/22

Application Deadline: January 22, 2021

Eligibility: National

Entry Fee: Free!

Call Description:

WIENWOCHE understands itself as a (post-)migrant, queer-feminist festival for art and activism and looks at cultural work as an interventional tool in social, political and cultural debates. 

The tenth edition of WIENWOCHE in 2021 is titled "Back to Normality" and pursues the mission to travel to the year 2121 to take a look back, question and rethink today's concept of "normality" from a present, past and future perspective.

Future perspectives, utopias and dystopias are to be artistically developed and presented in a participatory way from the viewpoint of different groups in our society. "Back to Normality" seeks to describe and shape our future realities with optimism by traveling to distant space times and casting a critical look back. In the form of artistic interventions and campaigns and in public space, WIENWOCHE 2121 aims to draw attention to a possible or impossible future. "Back to Normality" confronts us with current ways of living and their impact on the future.

Bring in perspectives, activism, dance, installation, sculpture, architecture, play, painting, literature, music, performance, media art, research, exhibition and imagination and let us create a very "normal" festival together!

Your proposal should artistically and critically x-ray the (un)bearable (in)justice of rigid normality, showing where those systems break and how sources of optimistic futures can emerge from these cracks. Condemn stereotypes, call out every form of inequality, oppression, racism, patriarchy, capitalism, extortion, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, body-shaming, and ableism.

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Call for Entries: Month of Photography Denver Festival | Reimagining Hope: 01/23

Call for Entries: Month of Photography Denver Festival | Reimagining Hope: 01/23

 

Application Deadline: January 23, 2021

Eligibility: International

Entry Fee: $5

Juror: Samantha Johnson, Executive Director & Curator of CPAC

 

Call Description:

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) seeks work for Reimagining Hope, an outdoor exhibition that will be digitally projected on the Daniels & Fisher Tower as part of Night Lights Denver during the 2021 Month of Photography Festival. After such a difficult year, this call for entry invites you to submit up to three photographs that capture your vision of hope in 2021. Embrace your creativity! Your approach could be concrete, abstract, or depict a moment in time. What stories can you tell through photographs?

Entry is open to regional, national, and international artists, the following media are eligible: film; scanner; screen-capture; digital camera; and any means of mobile photography. No video submissions allowed.

 

Timeline:

Applicant submission deadline: Saturday, January 23, 2021

Application notifications sent: February 8, 2021

Projection dates: Two weeks in March 2021 (Exact dates TBA)

 

Questions may be directed by phone to 303-837-1341 or by email at email info@denvermop.org

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Call for Entries: Open Call for Curators: 01/24

Call for Entries: Open Call for Curators: 01/24

Application Deadline: January 24, 2021

Entry Fee: Free!

Call Description:

State of Fashion is launching an Open Call for Curators for its 2022 biennial, based in Arnhem, Netherlands. The platform is on the lookout for fresh thinkers with an outspoken view on the challenges the world faces, the necessity for fundamental change, and the role that fashion plays in this transition. For its biennial, State of Fashion is calling out to individuals as well as groups, teams and collectives, with groundbreaking and novel ideas on how to use the cultural and safe space of the biennial to actively challenge and change fashion.

With the Open Call, State of Fashion is looking for curatorial proposals that respond to one or more of these questions, and for curators that:

  • Have a critical and outspoken view on the urgencies of our time, the necessity for fundamental change, and the role that fashion can play in this transition.

  • Are able to look at fashion through a decolonial lens.

  • Have a proven collaborative spirit and working method.

  • Are eager to reimagine the form and/or behavior of a biennial.

  • Bring in a stimulating network of collaborators from inside and outside of fashion practice.

The invitation to apply is open to creative practitioners including (but not limited to) designers, artists, researchers, writers, makers and performers.

Questions may be directed to opencall@stateoffashion.org

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Call for Entries: Open Call for Curators: 01/24

Call for Entries: Open Call for Curators: 01/24

Application Deadline: January 24, 2021

Entry Fee: Free!

Call Description:

State of Fashion is launching an Open Call for Curators for its 2022 biennial, based in Arnhem, Netherlands. The platform is on the lookout for fresh thinkers with an outspoken view on the challenges the world faces, the necessity for fundamental change, and the role that fashion plays in this transition. For its biennial, State of Fashion is calling out to individuals as well as groups, teams and collectives, with groundbreaking and novel ideas on how to use the cultural and safe space of the biennial to actively challenge and change fashion. 

With the Open Call, State of Fashion is looking for curatorial proposals that respond to one or more of these questions, and for curators that:

  • Have a critical and outspoken view on the urgencies of our time, the necessity for fundamental change, and the role that fashion can play in this transition.

  • Are able to look at fashion through a decolonial lens.

  • Have a proven collaborative spirit and working method.

  • Are eager to reimagine the form and/or behavior of a biennial.

  • Bring in a stimulating network of collaborators from inside and outside of fashion practice.

The invitation to apply is open to creative practitioners including (but not limited to) designers, artists, researchers, writers, makers and performers.

Questions may be directed to opencall@stateoffashion.org

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Call for Entries: Municipality of Anchorage: Eagle River Wastewater Treatment Facility: 01/25

Call for Entries: Municipality of Anchorage: Eagle River Wastewater Treatment Facility: 01/25

 

Application Deadline: January 25, 2021

Media: Public Art

Eligibility: National

Number of Applications Allowed: 2

Entry Fee: Free

 

Call Description:

In accordance with Municipal Code 7.40, the Municipality of Anchorage is announcing a call for qualified artists to create artwork for Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility Treatment Facility in Eagle River, Alaska. Project construction was substantially completed Feb 28, 2019.The installation of artwork will be coordinated with the Curator of Public Art and facilities. 

 

The art selection committee is interested in seeing artwork that will educate and inspire the public to learn more about the process of wastewater treatment. Specific topics of interest to explore include, but are not limited to: representations of the hydrological cycle, seasonal and life cycles, and representations of microorganisms involved in the treatment process.

 

The art selection jury intends to commission two complementary installations totaling $107,000 to be permanently installed at two different locations near the exterior main entry to the Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility (AWWU) Eagle River Wastewater Treatment Facility (ERWWTF). The wastewater treatment facility is one of three throughout the Anchorage Municipality. The wastewater from this facility is returned to Eagle River, which flows from the Chugach Mountain range to Cook Inlet. The high level of treatment protects the environment and wildlife downstream of the treatment plant. There are no existing 1% for Public Art pieces at this facility.


 

Questions may be directed to the Curator of Public Art at (907) 343-6473.


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Call for Entries: 15th Silent Manga Audition: Moments of CRYING, SMILING and LOVE: 01/27

Call for Entries: 15th Silent Manga Audition: Moments of CRYING, SMILING and LOVE: 01/27

 

Application Deadline: January 27, 2021

Entry Fee: Free!

Media: Manga

 

Call Description:

Moments of CRYING, SMILING and LOVE cover a wide and varied spectrum of emotions. These three fundamental elements are also the cornerstones of every Japanese manga published, ensuring the work contains one of the most important aspects of storytelling… RELATABILITY.

We want to see a short, dialogue-free manga that encompasses ONE of these key emotional elements. Let your imagination run wild with stories of any genre that utilizes crying, smiling or love as its core. As always, the legendary SMA judges will evaluate your artistic techniques, your ability to build drama with an e?ective climatic twist and your paneling/directorial techniques. 

The SILENT MANGA AUDITION® is an international competition organised by COAMIX Inc., a Japanese manga and anime production company. Silent Manga is a story told entirely through illustration, without the use of dialogue. Tell your story through images alone.


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Call for Entries: Creatures in the Garden: real, imagined & otherworldly: 01/27

Call for Entries: Creatures in the Garden: real, imagined & otherworldly: 01/27

Application Deadline: January 27, 2021

Eligibility: National

Entry Fee: Free!

Media: Sculpture

Jurors: Stacey Hann-Ruff, Director, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center; Jaimie Jeffrey, Curator of Public Programs

Call Description:

We’re transforming the grounds of the 30-acre sculpture garden into a wondrous menagerie of real, imagined, and otherworldly creatures. The jurors seek a wide variety of works to create a fantastical experience for guests. Works will be installed amongst the woods, trails, trees, lawns and patios of the sculpture garden. Artists can submit up to six works (three works per application) for consideration.

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Annmarie is a thirty-acre sculpture garden and arts center located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. The sculpture garden features a walking path that meanders through the forest, past permanent and loaned sculpture, including more than forty works on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. Artists in the collection include: George Rickey, Jean Arp, Barbara Hepworth, Cesar, Robert Engman, Jules Olitski, Kenneth Snelson, Menashe Kadishman, and Francisco Zuniga. The garden also presents a variety of special events, gallery shows, and engaging public art programs throughout the year. The Studio School offers creative classes taught by a talented faculty. The award-winning Arts Building, is a 15,000 sq.ft. museum-grade exhibition space that includes two large galleries, a gift shop, the artLAB, and a sunny patio that offers lovely views of the outdoor sculpture.

Exhibit Dates: February 27 – August 22, 2021

Questions may be directed to Jessalyn Walters by email at art@annmariegarden.org, or by phone at 410-326-4640.

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Call for Entries: Woman Made Gallery Call for Art: Reciprocity (Photography): 01/30

Call for Entries: Woman Made Gallery Call for Art: Reciprocity (Photography): 01/30

Application Deadline: January 30, 2021

Eligibility: International

Entry Fee: Free!

Jurors: Collaborators Barbara Ciurej + Lindsay Lochman

Call Description:

Reciprocity is a relation of mutual dependence, action or influence. In photography, reciprocity refers to the relationship between the aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed, which work dependently and inversely to capture light. It is the key to the perfect exposure. In reciprocal relationships, like in any collaborative act, ideas and conversations are exchanged, enriching participants intellectually and emotionally. Whether through aesthetic bond, mentor/mentee relationships, friendship, photographer/subject or teacher to student, our pursuits are sustained by these relationships.

To celebrate the reciprocal bonds that enrich our photographic practices, Woman Made Gallery invites women-identified and non-binary artists from the local, national, and international community to pair their photograph with that of another practicing photographer with whom they are in conversation. 2 and 3 dimensional forms, plus video will be considered. We believe no photograph is created without dialogue or influence. The purpose of the exhibition is to reflect and acknowledge the under-recognized importance of support and the varieties of reciprocity in our practices. The paired works do not need to look alike. The only criteria is that both photographers have benefitted from the shared exchange.

Timeline:

EXHIBITION DATES: March 4 - April 3. 2021

ENTRY DEADLINE: January 31, 2021

NOTIFICATIONS: Feb. 11. 2021

IN-PERSON ART DROP OFF: 12-4 pm on SAT Feb 20 // SUN Feb 21 // TH Feb. 25

SHIPPING ART DEADLINE: TH Feb. 25th

(VIRTUAL) OPENING RECEPTION: Th March 4th

GALLERY OPEN HOUSE: TBA

IN-PERSON ART PICK UP: Noon - 4 PM on SUN April 4 // THUR April 8

SHIPPING ART OUT: Carrier pick up will be scheduled for TH April 8

Questions may be directed to Jamie Pitts at general@womanmade.org or by phone at 312-738-0400.

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Call for Entries: First Anthology on Queer Qxperiences: Anamot Press: 01/30

Call for Entries: First Anthology on Queer Qxperiences: Anamot Press: 01/30

Application Deadline: January 30, 2021

Eligibility: National

Media: Poems (short and long form), essays and short stories

Entry Fee: $45

Call Description:

Anamot Press is seeking submissions for its first anthology on queer experiences across borders and other stories told with no shame.

Submit your writing if it explores any of these themes:

  • Belonging and loss in relation to migration

  • Mixed heritage identity

  • Stateless identities and transformative change

  • How to inhabit the spaces in between identities

  • Liminal love and diasporic desires

  • Histories of queer diasporic figures

  • Ancestral grief and how this defines our bodies and lives

Only submit writing that has not been previously published in print or online. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but notify Anamot Press if your piece is accepted elsewhere and withdraw it from your submission. If you are submitting both poetry and prose, send them together in one email. All submissions will be acknowledged but due to limited capacity no individual feedback will be provided. Selected authors will be paid a fixed fee for their contribution as well as receive complimentary copies of the anthology. Authors retain all copyrights.

Guidelines:

Poetry submissions: up to 3 poems.

Prose submissions: essays or short stories up to 3000 words.

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Call for Entries: Call For Women Artists: International Print Issue #25: 01/31

Call for Entries: Call For Women Artists: International Print Issue #25: 01/31

 

Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

Eligibility: International

Media: Any

Entry Fee: $35

Juror: Danielle Krysa

 

Call Description:

Create! Magazine is pleased to announce an international open call for The Print Issue #25 juried by Danielle Krysa. Have your work seen by our 200,000+ readers and followers around the world, including leading galleries, art fairs, collectors, curators, writers, art consultants, and more. A portion of all submission fees will go to the Tessera Arts Collective and Black Girls Who Paint.

All Women, Womyn, and Womxn identifying artists from any country are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation, and more. There is no specific theme for this issue. We feature artists of every gender in all of our other editions, this is our special annual womxn’s issue. If you do not identify as a woman or womxn, feel free to submit to our blog in the meantime. We welcome submissions from all women, including trans women and femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer and non-binary artists.


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Call for Entries: 2021 Caine Prize for African Writing: 01/31

Call for Entries: 2021 Caine Prize for African Writing: 01/31

 

Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

Eligibility: International

Media: Writing

Entry Fee: Free!

 

Call Description:

The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing is a registered charity whose aim is to bring African writing to a wider audience using our annual literary award. In addition to administering the 2021 Caine Prize, we work to connect readers with African writers through a series of public events, as well as helping emerging writers in Africa to enter the world of mainstream publishing through the annual Caine Prize writers’ workshop which takes place in a different African country each year.

The Caine Prize for African Writing is an annual literary award for the best original short story by an African writer, whether in Africa or elsewhere, published in the English language. Unpublished and self-published work is not eligible for the Caine Prize. Only fictional work is eligible. Indicative length is between 3,000 and 10,000 words.

Winning and short-listed authors will be invited to participate in writers’ workshops in Africa, London and elsewhere as resources permit. There is a cash prize of £10,000 for the winning author and a travel award for each of the short-listed candidates (up to five in all). The shortlisted candidates will also receive a Prize of £500. 


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Call to Artist: Sculpture in the Square 1/31

Call to Artist: Sculpture in the Square 1/31

 

Call Type: Public Art

Eligibility: U.S. Only

State: Colorado

Entry Deadline: 1/31/21

 

Call Description: 

Old Town Square is nestled snuggly amongst historic buildings in Old Town Fort Collins and is home to weekly concerts in the summer and year-round festivals, shopping, and dining. It is our goal to expose the citizens of Fort Collins to quality art and artists, to compensate our artists, and to help promote their talents. 

Six sculptures will be chosen for our year-long, outdoor exhibit that will be installed on Saturday, April 24th, 2021 and remain for one year. Each artist will receive a $1000 honorarium and one artist will be awarded a $1000 People's Choice Award. All artists and a guest are invited to join us for lunch on installation day.

If artwork is sold, while on loan, we will retain a 10% commission. We are accepting highly durable and resilient sculptures of any media, that is at least 4 feet tall, from artists nationwide. Each artist may submit up to 3 pieces. 

 

Timeline:

1/31/2021 - Call for Artist Closes

2/3/2021 - Jurying Begins

2/10/2021 - Artists Notified of Acceptance

4/24/2021 - Installation in Old Town Square, Fort Collins

 

Requirements (PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING):

Images - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 6

Total Media - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 6

Please submit 2 different images for each sculpture you submit for consideration. (Please DO NOT send more than 2 pictures for each sculpture. Entries that only have one picture are considered incomplete.)

  • Each artist may submit up to 3 different sculptures. 
  • Each piece of art submitted must be at least 4 feet tall and have a metal plate adhered to its base. Your metal plate will be welded to the metal plate on our plinth. Your plate must be able to fit on a 2' x 2' or 3' x 3' plinth.
  • Installation will be on Saturday, April 24th, 2021. Artist or artist representative must be present to install the sculpture. No exceptions will be made. 
  • Please do not submit sculptures that will not fit on the aforementioned plinths, art installations, or sculptures that are committed to another program. 

 

For more information, please contact sculptureinthesquare@gmail.com

 

Call for Entries: The Portrait: Praxis Gallery: 01/31

Call for Entries: The Portrait: Praxis Gallery: 01/31

Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

Eligibility: International, 18+

Entry Fee: $35

Media: Photography

Juror: Robi Chakraborty

Call Description:

Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographs that celebrate the aesthetic and conceptual considerations involved in the creation of the portrait: revealing personal narratives or new anthologies through the artistic representation of the subject. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

Awards:

Fifty images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. A Juror’s Choice, three Honorable Mentions, and a Directors Choice will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog, and the online exhibit gallery.

Timeline:

Deadline -- January 31, 2021

Exhibition Dates -- March 20-April 3, 2021

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Call for Entries:Space & Time Artist Residency Fall 2021 & Winter 2022 Programs at Guttenberg Arts: 01/31

Call for Entries:Space & Time Artist Residency Fall 2021 & Winter 2022 Programs at Guttenberg Arts: 01/31

Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

Eligibility: International, 23+

Entry Fee: Free!

Call Description:

The Space and Time Artist Residency at Guttenberg Arts provides artists with a $1,200.00 USD stipend to cover material, travel, and housing in conjunction with 24/7 shared access to a 4,500 sq. ft. professionally equipped workspace for the visual arts including printmaking, dark room and ceramics facilities for three months in Guttenberg, New Jersey (just across the Hudson River). Artists will also be given a group show at the end of the residency, as well as studio visits from accomplished professionals from the art world. Each artist is required to give a free public artist lecture or workshop towards the close of their three month residency and spend a minimum of 15 hours a week in studio. Please note: we do not provide housing accommodations. 

You must be 23 years old or older and not currently enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate degree program. Guttenberg Arts is committed to supporting artists of diverse cultural, sexual, and ethnic backgrounds. Guttenberg Arts does not discriminate based on age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, or ability/disability of artists, and welcomes work whose content reflects the lived experiences of the applicants.

Rewards:

  • 3 Months Of Shared Studio Access At The Bulls Ferry Studio (Open 24 Hrs, 7 Days Per Week)

  • Artistic Stipend Of $400 For 3 Months ($1,200 Total All Inclusive Materials And Travel)

  • Public Artist Talk Or Workshop, Group Show And Open Studio Event

  • Publicity In Print And Web-Based Media

  • Key Holder Opportunity Includes Everything Except Stipend

Residency Dates: JANUARY 5TH - APRIL 8TH 2022

Questions may be directed to studio@guttenbergarts.org.

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Call for Entries: AIn’t Bad Issue no.15: 01/31

Call for Entries: AIn’t Bad Issue no.15: 01/31

Application Deadline: January 31st, 2021 -- 11:59 PM EST

Entry Fee: $45

Eligibility: National

Call Description:

For our annual issue of Aint–Bad, we have teamed up with an amazing selection of curators, editors, gallerists, educators, and publishers to offer a chance to have your work seen by some of the best names in the industry. All of our guest curators are experts in their respective mediums and know what they are looking for. The goal of issue No.15 is to put your work directly in front of the eyes of the curators. 

While there is no specific theme for this call for entry, we are asking to see your best work! Take a look at the list of curators working with us on this publication. Look into their practice, see what they like. Remember, we are looking for more than just photography. We want to see all mediums and forms of contemporary art to be published.

And it gets better! All submissions for this call for entry will also be considered for book publishing. We are building our 2021 and 2022 lineup of artist monographs and by submitting to Issue No. 15, your work will be considered for additional publishing opportunities. Does your work have what it takes to be selected as a printed artist in issue No. 15? Show us! Submit today! 

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Call for Entries: The Black American Library Card Project: 01/31

Call for Entries: The Black American Library Card Project: 01/31

Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

Eligibility: National, 13+

Call Description:

This summer, Brooklyn Public Library will release a limited-edition library card celebrating Black American culture and history, in partnership with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Brooklyn’s Community Boards. The card will be released as part of Brooklyn Public Library’s Juneteenth 2021 celebrations, the first year this holiday will be recognized as a City, State and public school holiday. 

Artists are invited to submit designs for a library card & key fob celebrating Black American culture and history. Designs will be reviewed by a panel of BPL staff and community stakeholders. Finalists may have their works displayed and the selected design will receive a $2,000 stipend for their work. The artwork and artist should have a connection to the Black American experience; preference will be given to artists with a connection to Brooklyn. 

This project began as a proposal from Wendy A. Robinson from Community Board 3’s Parks, Arts & Culture Committee to celebrate and raise awareness of the African American Heritage Center at Macon Library. BPL is grateful to Wendy A. Robinson and other Community Board 3 Members for their work developing this idea

Artists aged 13 and up are invited to submit their designs, those under 18 need permission from a parent or guardian to submit their design. Preference will be given to artists with a connection to Brooklyn. 

Questions may be directed to balc@bklynlibrary.org

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Call for Entries: The Portrait: Praxis Gallery: 01/31

Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

Eligibility: International, 18+

Entry Fee: $35

Media: Photography

Juror: Robi Chakraborty

Call Description:

Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographs that celebrate the aesthetic and conceptual considerations involved in the creation of the portrait: revealing personal narratives or new anthologies through the artistic representation of the subject. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

Awards:

Fifty images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. A Juror’s Choice, three Honorable Mentions, and a Directors Choice will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog, and the online exhibit gallery.

Timeline:

Deadline -- January 31, 2021

Exhibition Dates -- March 20-April 3, 2021

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Call for Entries: RHS Photographic Competition: 02/01

Call for Entries: RHS Photographic Competition: 02/01

 

Application Deadline: February 1, 2021

Eligibility: International

Media: Photography

Entry Fee: Free!

 

Call Description:

The RHS Photographic Competition is organised by the Royal Horticultural Society. The RHS Photographic Competition inspires young and old alike to get outdoors and record how enriching and inspiring gardens and plants can be. 

 

The competition is a multi-category, free to enter annual competition aimed at garden lovers, horticulturists and photographers alike. The aim of the competition is to promote high quality and beautiful photography; and the RHS wants to inspire everyone to grow by encouraging people to share their two passions of gardening and photography. The RHS Photographic Competition is free to enter.

There are 10 different categories in the competition, designed to have a broad appeal to aspiring entrants and cover different gardening-related topics. The 10 categories include: Gardens, Welcoming wildlife, Plants, Creative, Macro, Indoor gardening,Under 18s (age 11-17), Under 11s, Social Media, Portfolio.


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Call for Entries: Beautiful Possibilities: Woodwalk Gallery: 02/01

Call for Entries: Beautiful Possibilities: Woodwalk Gallery: 02/01

 

Application deadline: February 1, 2021

Eligibility: National, 18+

Media: 2D

Entry Fee: $25

Juror: Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead, Executive Director Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay, Door County WI


 

Call Description: 

Woodwalk Gallery, one of Wisconsin’s premier galleries, is looking to host a virtual, online exhibition, Beautiful Possibilities, providing exposure for amateur and professional artists working in 2D mediums. We seek pieces that demonstrate ingenuity and inspiration. We want to see art that shows talent, keen perception, heart and will evoke excitement and emotion and in some way embody your idea of a beautiful possibility. The theme is very broad, so you have the opportunity to choose your very best work to submit to this juried show. 

 

The competition is open to all 2D artists residing in the USA whose work is on paper, canvas or some type of board. The artist can work in all forms of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, hand pulled prints, collages, graphics and digital arts. All artwork must be original work of the artist. Entries should have been created within the past 5 years and not previously shown in Woodwalk Gallery.

 

Winners will be given a chance to display their prize winning works during the opening two months of the 2021 Door County, WI. art season. Prize money: 1st Place $500; 2nd Place $300; 3rd Place $100. In addition, the prize winning artists will be given the opportunity to submit their winning entry plus one additional piece (two total) for display in the gallery from May 1 through June 30, 2021. 


 

Questions may be directed to magic@woodwalkgallery.com



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Call for Entries: Spokane Watercolor Society 2021: 02/01

Call for Entries: Spokane Watercolor Society 2021: 02/01

 

Application deadline: February 1, 2021

Eligibility: National, 18+

Media: Watercolor

Entry Fee: $45

 

Call Description: 

Entries to the Spokane Watercolor Society must be water media (watercolor, gouache, acrylic, casein or ink) directly painted on natural fiber paper or paperboard.  Direct painting on canvas, Aquabord or Claybord is not allowed. Collage or other media may be used, but the aqueous medium must constitute 80% or more of the work. All collage materials must be original designs executed on water media paper. 

 

Your entry(s) must be an original work of art, painted only by you, and not produced in a class or workshop. Photo reference material must not have been taken by anyone other than you, the entrant. Entries must have been executed within the last two years and not exhibited in any previous juried SWS exhibition. 

 

Nude representations are not allowed. Unsuitable material will not be hung. Decisions of the juried show chairperson are final. Entries must be for sale and priced with intent to sell. Once entered, the price of your painting cannot be changed.

 

Due to COVID-19 the awards presentation system is yet to be determined.  The following awards will be presented: First place $500, second place $300, and third place $200. Additional gift certificates and merchandise awards may be presented based on merit.


 

Questions may be directed to owcarper@gmail.com



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Call for Entries: Double Vision: Bromfield Gallery: 02/01

Call for Entries: Double Vision: Bromfield Gallery: 02/01

Application Deadline: February 1, 2021

Eligibility: National

Entry Fee: $15

Media: 2D & 3D

Call Description:

Bromfield Gallery, one of Boston’s premier artist-run galleries, is seeking artwork that touches on two ways of seeing things or that encourages an open mind and heart—or simply art that makes you look twice or examine it more closely. Double Vision could involve a diptych or two media or a mix of time periods. Have fun with the theme and surprise us with your interpretation!

All accepted artwork will be exhibited online. The top ten pieces by 10 different artists will be shown in person at the gallery from March 5 – 28. This is a juried national exhibition. All work must be for sale. Open to all media, 2D or 3D, any interpretation of the theme.

Timeline:

Deadline for online submissions: Monday, February 1, 2021 by midnight.

Notification: February 15, 2021.

Date for shipped work to be received: February 26, 2021.

Exhibition dates: March 5 - 28, 2021. 

Questions may be directed to Gary Duehr, Manager, at info@bromfieldgallery.com

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Call for Entries: Photography A Sense of Place: 02/01

Call for Entries: Photography A Sense of Place: 02/01

Application Deadline: February 1, 2021

Eligibility: International, 18+

Entry Fee: $25

Media: Photography

Juror: Jacqui Palumbo

Call Description:

“A photograph is a result of the photographers decision that it is worth recording that particular event or this particular object has been seen” — John Berger.

How does a photographer frame a scene? Inevitably, it is an act of choosing: what goes in, what goes out? Covid-19 has radically reconfigured our spatial coordinates, and introduced new frames. Places that were once occupied are left vacant while others, such as homes and parks have taken on a greater importance.

Site:Brooklyn Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting the current practice of contemporary artists. We are taking Site:Brooklyn online and on the road, with a new series of interactive exhibitions. Our goal remains the same, to connect artists with an expert and diverse set of jurors through the open call format. Our new program focuses on online open call exhibitions, selected by a cast of new jurors, solo artist features, and spotlights. As safety and regulations permit, we aim to host a number of exhibitions around the country. 

This is a juried exhibition for artists working in photography and video. This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older.

Timeline:

Call Announcement: December 15, 2020

Final Submission Deadline: February 1, 2021 11:59 PM MT

Notification Letter: February 9, 2021

Online Exhibition: March 1 – March 29, 2021

Questions may be directed to sitebrooklyn@sitebrooklyn.com

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Call for Entries: Casa Bonita - Wish You Were Here: 02/05

Call for Entries: Casa Bonita - Wish You Were Here: 02/05

 

Application Deadline: February 2, 2021

Eligibility: National

Entry Fee: $30

Jurors: Andrew Novick (Casa Bonita Aficionado) & Dolla B

 

Call Description:

NEXT Gallery is hosting the 4th Annual Casa Bonita Art Show. This show asks artists to submit work that directly relates to the iconic Colorado restaurant. Casa Bonita's doors are currently closed, along with countless other businesses. The "Wish You Were Here" show will be a collection of memories, inspirations, or future visions of Casa Bonita. 

Casa Bonita is a 52,000 sq-ft restaurant in Lakewood, Colorado on West Colfax Avenue (deemed “the longest, wickedest street in America”). There is a 3-story waterfall, gunfights, gorilla chases, puppet shows, and a haunted cave, and has been in operation since 1974. It was even featured in South Park (https://southpark.cc.com/episodes/me0b40/south-park-casa-bonita-season-7-ep-11)

 

Awards:

Best in show: $250

Second Place: $100

Third Place: $50

People’s Choice: $50

 

Questions may be directed to nextgalleryopencall@gmail.com

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Call for Entries: All Abstract: 311 Art Gallery: 02/03

Call for Entries: All Abstract: 311 Art Gallery: 02/03

Application Deadline: February 3, 2021

Eligibility: National

Media: Abstract Art

Entry Fee: $25

Call Description:

All Abstract is just what it sounds like, a visual art exhibit comprised entirely of abstract works! This exhibition is for abstract works of art only, both 2D and 3D. Works must be for sale and should not exceed 60  inches in any dimension. Works of all mediums (painting, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, etc) will be considered. 

Our definition of abstract is loose, and we will be considering all non-representational works. If you’re on the edge and not sure if your work is applicable, feel free to email us. Works will be accepted on a piece-by-piece basis, meaning if you apply with more than one piece, we may accept some of your work and not others due to space limitations. The exhibition will be held at 311 Gallery in Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina during the month of March, 2021.

Timeline:

Deadline to enter: 11:59pm Feb. 3, 2021

Exhibit run: March 5 - 26, 2021

Opening Reception: March 5, 2021

Questions may be directed to hello@311artgallery.com or 919.675.1602.

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Call for Entries: Art on Paper: Maryland Federation of Art: 02/04

Call for Entries: Art on Paper: Maryland Federation of Art: 02/04

 

Application Deadline: February 4, 2021

Eligibility: International

Media: 2D & 3D (excluding photography)

Juror: Paul Glenshaw, Smithsonian Institute

Awards: $1,000


 

Call Description:

Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its annual Art on Paper competition. Excluding digital photography, any original 2-D or 3-D work created on or of paper including but not limited to, collage, artist book, origami, printmaking, painting, sculpture, analog photography, and more, will be considered by the juror. Works selected will be on exhibit in MFA’s Circle Gallery from April 2rd to May 1st, 2021. Show chair is Candice Bigelow.

 

Timeline:

Nov. 11 - Online entry open for submissions.

Feb. 4 - Deadline for entries.

Feb. 25 - All artists notified by email. Check mdfedart.com or contact MFA if you do not receive notice

Mar. 21 – 27 - Shipped work must arrive at MFA Circle Gallery. Please read the prospectus for more on how to ship your piece.

Apr. 2 - First day of exhibition

Apr. 18 - Digital reception. More info on when and where as we get closer to the date.

May 1 - Last day of exhibition.

May 2 – 3 - Pick up handed-delivered work, 11am – 5pm. There is a $10 fee for late pick up.

May 5 - Shipped work will be sent.



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Call for Entries: Art on Parade 2021: 02/05

Call for Entries: Art on Parade 2021: 02/05

 

Application Deadline: February 5, 2021

Media: Public Art

Eligibility: National

Entry Fee: Free!

 

Call Description:

Northglenn Arts is conducting an open entry competition to select six sculptures, valued at no more than $32,500 each, to be part of Northglenn’s “Art on Parade” on-loan sculpture program.  The selected pieces will be installed for a period of one year at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park surrounding Webster Lake in Northglenn, Colorado.

 

Each of the six finalists will receive a $750 honorarium to help offset their expenses. In addition, $1,000 will be awarded to the artist who is the recipient of the annual “People’s Choice Award.” Artists will receive substantial recognition and opportunity to sell; therefore, all pieces must be for sale.  The placement of selected pieces will begin in late May, 2021 and will be on display until May, 2022.

 

Since the program’s inception in 2001, with funding provided by the Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation (NAHF), Northglenn Arts has purchased each of the People’s Choice winning sculptures.  Although the purchase of the People’s Choice winner is not guaranteed, it is the goal to purchase permanent art for the City of Northglenn through the program.

 

Questions may be directed to Michael Stricker at (303) 450-8727 or by email at mstricker@northglenn.org

 

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Call for Entries: Royal Institute 209th Exhibition 2021: 02/05

Call for Entries: Royal Institute 209th Exhibition 2021: 02/05

Application Deadline: February 5, 2021

Eligibility: International, 18+

Entry Fee: £18

Media: Watermedia Painting

Call Description:

The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours seeks the best in contemporary watercolour and watermedia painting.

Acceptable media: Watercolour or water-soluble mediums, including watercolour, acrylic, ink or gouache (with the exception of water-soluble oils) painted on paper or paper based support. 

Awards:

  • The Winsor & Newton Award: £3000 cash, awarded to an individual member or non-member

  • The Winsor & Newton Product Prize: £1000 RRP of Winsor & Newton art materials of choice, awarded to an individual member or non-member

  • The Leathersellers’ Prize: £1,000 awarded by The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers to an artist between 18 and 30 years old

  • The President’s Choice Award: An award of £750 for the most deserving work in the exhibition, donated by a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) and judged by the President of the RI, Rosa Sepple

  • The Cass Art Prize: A prize of £200 of art supplies from Cass Art, awarded to a work demonstrating the most innovative use of colour

  • The Matt Bruce RI Memorial Award: An award of £500 for what is considered the most outstanding use of light and colour in a watercolour

  • And more.

Timeline:

Submissions close: Friday 5 February 2021, 12 noon

Digital Selection: Friday 5 February to Friday 12 February

Selection Notification: Friday 19 February, 12 noon

Receiving Days: Saturday 13 March and Sunday 14 March, 10am to 5pm

Exhibition open: Thursday 1 April, 11am to 5pm (closed all day Easter Sunday, 4 April)

Exhibition closes: Thursday 15 April, 5pm

Collection of unsold work: Thursday 22 April and Friday 23 April, 10am to 5pm

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Call for Entries: Finding Sanctuary: 02/06

Call for Entries: Finding Sanctuary: 02/06

Application Deadline: February 6, 2021

Eligibility: International

Media: All (see below)

Entry Fee: $22

Curator: Ekaterina Popova

Call Description:

What does sanctuary mean to you? Sanctuary can be a place, a person, or perhaps even an activity that takes us out of our everyday lives and transports us to a sacred place. Many of us find sanctuary in the very act of creating art. For our upcoming online exhibit, Finding Sanctuary, we are looking for work that explores the notion of sanctuary, and perhaps even challenges the concept of what sanctuary can mean. 

Selected artists will be featured on Create Magazine’s blog and Instagram. Accepted media include painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art. We do not currently accept film or video at this time. This opportunity is open to artists of all genders and backgrounds. We are looking for diverse mediums and styles.

About our Guest Curator: Ekaterina Popova is an artist who believes that our entire life is a canvas and we have the power to create anything we desire. Her mission is to empower artists and give them the tools to take responsibility for their own career and find validation and success from within. Ekaterina spent the past decade growing her painting practice and focusing on depicting the interior in a series of lush and colorful paintings. These works helped her explore and heal her relationship with the idea of “home,” which carries a wide array of emotions for humans, especially immigrants. The works have been recognized, exhibited, and published internationally. Additionally, Ekaterina is the founder of Create! Magazine, a publication for artists, makers, and artpreneurs. Visit www.ekaterinapopova.com + www.createmagazine.com 

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Call for Entries: Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2021: 02/07

Call for Entries: Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2021: 02/07

 

Application Deadline: February 7, 2021

Eligibility: International

Media: Food Photography

Entry Fee: Varies; see below for details

 

Call Description:

Open to professional and non-professional, old and young, the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year Awards celebrate the very best in food photography and film from around the world. 

The categories cover the full cultural range of the depiction of food in society – there is something for everyone. From styled food for magazines to images of families eating together in celebration of religious festivals, from depictions of the realities of food production to food growing in its natural setting.

Fees:

Images -- Over 18s £30 GBP to enter 5 images. Additional images are £6 GBP per entry. Under 18s enter for FREE. Maximum of 5 entries.

Videos (Food Film Shorts category) -- £30 GBP per video. Payment is made online using Paypal.


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Call for Entries: No Bigger Than a Breadbox: Biennial Small Works Show: 02/07

Call for Entries: No Bigger Than a Breadbox: Biennial Small Works Show: 02/07

 

Application Deadline: February 7, 2021

Eligibility: International

Media: All

Entry Fee: $30

Juror: Joan Bontempo

 

Call Description:

The Arts & Culture Alliance hosts this national, juried exhibition designed to celebrate the innovation of artists who create work on a small scale and in a broad range of media and styles. The title, No Bigger Than a Breadbox, honors an exhibition of similar nature hosted by Bennett Galleries more than a decade ago. Approximately 60-70 fine art works encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will be selected by the juror, Joan Bontempo, for exhibition in the Balcony gallery of the Emporium Center at 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville’s downtown arts anchor location, from January 8-29, 2021. The Emporium is free and open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and additional hours for special events.

Artwork may not have previously exhibited in any Alliance exhibition at the Emporium Center or in any Alliance satellite gallery (including Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport). Entries must be original and completed within the last two years. Work must be no more than twelve inches (12”) in any direction including the framing, mounting, or video monitors. The artwork may represent any subject matter. All media—including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, sculpture in any medium, jewelry, collage, printmaking, photography and digital media—will be considered. 

Awards: 

At least $1,000 in cash awards will be presented at the exhibition’s Opening Reception on Friday, January 8, 2021 at the Emporium at 6:30 PM (opening lasts from 5:00-9:00 PM). Awards include: $400 Best in Show, six $100 Juror’s Citations, and a cash award for Best Work by an Alliance member. Awards are as designated by the juror, whose decision is final.


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Call for Entries: Faces & Figures - A Juried Virtual Gallery Show: 02/07

Call for Entries: Faces & Figures - A Juried Virtual Gallery Show: 02/07

Application Deadline: February 7, 2021

Eligibility: National

Entry Fee: $20

Call Description:

The Flagler County Art League (FCAL), a non-profit art association located in Palm Coast, Florida, invites you to submit up to four entries to our Faces & Figures juried virtual exhibition. Say something visually unique about faces & figures! Not just about human anatomy, but also about the essence of being human.  What does it mean to have “a human experience?” How do our abilities and limitations bind us together as humans? How is that experience reflected in our faces? Our figures? What does it look like to be imperfect, flawed humans?

We are looking for work about people of all ages, sizes, genders, and colors. The young, the old and everyone in between.  Bodies resting. Working. Playing. Struggling. Relaxed faces, excited faces! Angry faces. Show us expressions of human emotion — how does pain manifest itself on the human face? How about joy or fear? How are our emotions translated to our bodies in motion?  How does our environment impact us physically? What does that look like? 

If your style is to focus on one thing, then give us ONE thing! One body part. Hands, eyes, or feet!  Long fingers, big ears.  You are limited only by your own imagination and unique interpretation of what it means to be human!

All sale proceeds will go directly to the Artist. FCAL is waiving any commission percentage for this virtual show!

Timeline:

Registration, including images, deadline is February 7, 2021.

Acceptance notice communicated on or before February 17, 2021.

Show Award Winners will be notified on or before February 28, 2021.

Questions may be directed to the FCAL Gallery Director at galleryfcal@gmail.com

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Call for Entries: Marin Society of Artists: Artist’s Vision 2021: 02/10

Call for Entries: Marin Society of Artists: Artist’s Vision 2021: 02/10

 

Application Deadline: February 10, 2021

Eligibility: National, 18+

Entry Fee: $35

Juror: Kim Eagles-Smith

 

Call Description:

ARTIST’S VISION 2021 is open to all artists, age 18 and over. You are invited to submit digital images of up to a total of Ten (10) of your original works, not previously shown in a Marin Society of Artists juried exhibition.  This call invites artists to interpret their ideas, thoughts, emotions, their creative vision; what they see, feel, and express through their art. Open to painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, the art of the book, fiber art, and all types of fine art crafts, ceramics, and more. No video, film, or installations accepted. 

 

The show will be presented in two forms – an online presence in the MSA “Virtual Gallery” which will include the price and the contact information of the artist.  In addition, a video version showing all works in the show will be available and will remain available to view after the show closes. First Prize: $500; Second Prize: $300; Third Prize: $100. Three non-monetary Honorable Mention awards may be given at the Juror's discretion.


 

Timeline:

Digital Entries Deadline - February 10, 2021, before 11:59 pm Mountain Time Zone

Notification of Accepted Entries - February 25, 2021 (midnight PST)

Show Opens - March 1, 2021 (online gallery)

Reception - (ZOOM call) March 7, 2021, at 5pm (PST).

Show Closes - May 1, 2021 (online gallery)

 

Questions may be directed to shows@msartists.org


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Call for Entries: Traditions: Latin America & the Caribbean: 02/11

Call for Entries: Traditions: Latin America & the Caribbean: 02/11

Application Deadline: February 11, 2021

Eligibility: International, 18+

Entry Fee: $25

Call Description:

Traditions link us with our past and give us something to hand down to future generations. Artists should submit work that reflects some tradition in their life. It might be a religious ritual, national holiday or event, family tradition, sports ritual, or organizational festivities. It may be shared experiences or perhaps traditions that don’t match your truth or realities. It can be new traditions that you have created within your family or community. It can be depicted via skills such as weaving, pottery, basketry, jewelry, etc. or by two dimensional work such as painting, photography, mixed media. Non-traditional approaches to your art are welcome.

Artists can submit up to 10 works. A maximum of 3 will be selected for the opening night show, The rest will be featured in our on-line catalog. This exhibition is open to artists 18 years of age and older residing in Central America, South America or the Caribbean or of decent from those areas living in the United States and its territories.  

The application deadline is 02/11/2021.

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Call for Entries: National Watercolor Society 2021 Member Exhibition: 10,000 Cash: 02/12

Call for Entries: National Watercolor Society 2021 Member Exhibition: 10,000 Cash: 02/12

Application Deadline: February 12, 2021

Eligibility: International, 18+

Media: Watercolor

Entry Fee: $40

Juror: Mat Barber Kennedy

Call Description:

National Watercolor Society (NWS) 2021 Member Exhibition is open to all Active NWS Members.  This exhibition is ONLINE only.  $10,000 in CASH Awards.  Three (3) $2,000, two (2) $1,000 and four (4) $500 in CASH will be awarded to honor our NWS Past Presidents. ?

Open to all Active NWS Members. NWS Membership annual dues  of $50 must be paid prior to entry.  If you are not currently a member, please join as an Associate Member by going to the NWS website. Artists may enter two (2) paintings; only 1 painting per artists is eligible for acceptance into the exhibition.  All entries must have been created after 1/1/2018 and not previously shown in any NWS Exhibition. Painting must be primarily water-based media on any appropriate water media surface.  Other media, if used, must be in conjuction with the water media, which must be dominant. No digital media, photography, prints or reproductions may be used in the painting. 

Timeline:

Jan 1-Feb 12, 2021    Entries accepted

February 12, 2021      Entry deadline - 12:00 noon, Pacific Time Zone

March 1, 2021             List of Accepted Artists posted to NWS website

May 1-June 27, 2021  Exhibition Dates

Questions may be directed to Judy Saltzman, NWS Exhibitions Director at NWSExhibition@gmail.com

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Call for Entries: Thick - Juried Competition and Group Exhibition: 02/12

Call for Entries: Thick - Juried Competition and Group Exhibition: 02/12

Application Deadline: February 12, 2021

Eligibility: International

Entry Fee: $25

Juror: Christina Elizabeth Smith, Scott Meskill, Aimee Mandala, Kymm Swank, and MUKA.

Call Description:

"Thick" is a new Group Exhibition and Juried Competition revolving around the theme of "thick". This is an opened theme show that is open to all mediums and interpretations, including, but not limited to the interpretation of the tangible texture of an abstract painting. Bring it!

Cutting edge Hermosa Beach gallery is looking for the best working artists to feature in an upcoming group exhibition at ShockBoxx Gallery in March of 2021. The top artist submissions will win a Cash Prize and Award Certificate, as well as receiving Featured Wall Space in the exhibition. Submit only the work that you like best. Artworks will be judged based on creativity, originality, quality of work, composition, and overall artistic ability.

Competition Winners will be announced mid February via email, the exhibition will be featured on Artsy and the winners will remain published (on the PMS Artwork Past Competition Winners site) for winners to reference on their respective resumes and future submissions.

If you are chosen for the gallery exhibition, details will be provided via email on sending/delivering your work to the gallery for the show in early March of 2021.

Competition will also be featured on ARTSY. Cash Prizes to top three pieces selected by jury.

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Call for Entries: Thick - Juried Competition and Group Exhibition: 02/12

Call for Entries: Thick - Juried Competition and Group Exhibition: 02/12

Application Deadline: February 12, 2021

Eligibility: International

Entry Fee: $25

Juror: Christina Elizabeth Smith, Scott Meskill, Aimee Mandala, Kymm Swank, and MUKA.

Call Description:

"Thick" is a new Group Exhibition and Juried Competition revolving around the theme of "thick". This is an opened theme show that is open to all mediums and interpretations, including, but not limited to the interpretation of the tangible texture of an abstract painting. Bring it!

Cutting edge Hermosa Beach gallery is looking for the best working artists to feature in an upcoming group exhibition at ShockBoxx Gallery in March of 2021. The top artist submissions will win a Cash Prize and Award Certificate, as well as receiving Featured Wall Space in the exhibition. Submit only the work that you like best. Artworks will be judged based on creativity, originality, quality of work, composition, and overall artistic ability.

Competition Winners will be announced mid February via email, the exhibition will be featured on Artsy and the winners will remain published (on the PMS Artwork Past Competition Winners site) for winners to reference on their respective resumes and future submissions.

If you are chosen for the gallery exhibition, details will be provided via email on sending/delivering your work to the gallery for the show in early March of 2021.

Competition will also be featured on ARTSY. Cash Prizes to top three pieces selected by jury.

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Call for Entries: 7th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition: 02/12

Call for Entries: 7th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition: 02/12

Application Deadline: February 12, 2021

Eligibility: National

Entry Fee: $30

Media: Photography

Juror: Audrey Sands

Call Description:

The 7th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition (ANPCE), sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council, will meld the region’s rich concentration of photographic artists with an influx of national photographers in a juried competition offering more than $5,000 in cash prizes.

We are looking for an original approach which merges image and material, exceeds the two-dimensional realm, and inhabits a three-dimensional space in a unique, creative and non-traditional way. Submissions may combine any media, but must be fundamentally photography-based. This category does NOT include: applied texture on the surface of a two-dimensional (flat) print; stereoscopic photographs; two-dimensional (flat) prints that portray a perspective-shifting, or pseudo-3D images. 

Category 1: Color

Category 2: Monochrome/Black and White

Category 3: Photography as Sculpture

Timeline:                                          

Entry deadline              Friday, February 12, 2021

Notifications                  February 26, 2021     

Delivery by                    All artwork must be received by March 27,  2021

Exhibition                      4/3/21-4/24/21 

Awards/Opening          Saturday, April 10, 2021               

Pick-Up / Return           4/27/21-4/30/21

Questions may be directed to the Allegany Arts Council at 301.777.2787 or at art@alleganyarts.org

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Call for Entries: METAL: An International Call for Works Made of or about Metal: 02/12

Call for Entries: METAL: An International Call for Works Made of or about Metal: 02/12

Application Deadline: February 12, 2021

Eligibility: International

Entry Fee: $40

Call Description:

The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works that are either representations of, feature prominently, or are made primarily of METAL. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental of any media.

Historically magical, metal holds its place in human history alongside such formative catalysts of civilization as the taming of the dog and horse, agriculture, electricity, and even DNA. Considering that roughly 80% of the periodic table of elements falls within the category of metal, it’s no wonder it is, like water, so essential to our way of life today, and to life in general. Even one’s blood tastes of iron. But, as we know, not all metal is created or perceived equally. As it was reported recently an iron dagger belonging to the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen was crafted from a fallen meteorite (iron was more valued than gold in Egypt over 3,000 years ago!). 

Metal is yet another generally ubiquitous category of materials, so pervasive as to be taken for granted on a daily basis. Manifest is interested in how artists elevate, observe, depict, and characterize metal in the art of today. Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media. Works must be clearly about, of, or feature metal as a key subject or material. (For example, works could be sculptures made of metal, or they could be paintings of metal subject matter, or they could be drawings or paintings on metal.

Manifest Press will produce a high quality hard-cover publication documenting each entire season of exhibits, artists, and works shown. This continues Manifest’s commitment to long-term documentation and dissemination of our projects, and the expansion of physical exhibits into a broader geography and time frame, while also bringing all exhibits together under one cover each year to create a better product which will be more valuable to the public, teachers, libraries, and exhibiting artists.

Awards:

The annual Manifest Grand Jury Prize will result in the awarding of one significant cash prize ($2500) to a single work selected as the ‘best of the entire season’.

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Call for Entries: CARDBOARD: An International Call for Works Made of or about Cardboard: 02/14

Call for Entries: CARDBOARD: An International Call for Works Made of or about Cardboard: 02/14

Application Deadline: February 14, 2021

Eligibility: International

Entry Fee: $40

Call Description:

The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works that are either representations of, feature prominently, or are made primarily of CARDBOARD. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental of any media. It is a ubiquitous material, yet for all practical purposes it is invisible by contrast to the treasures it transports before it is cut, folded, bound, and recycled, or tossed out in the daily trash. Most of us look right past it, or at best realize its potential for basement, attic, or closet storage duty. It would seem only children, and cats, truly appreciate the magical nature of this otherwise mundane material. However, we believe this is not the whole story, and suspect that artists may have a lot to say about it.

Works must be clearly about, of, or feature cardboard as a key subject or material. (For example, works could be collage/sculptures made of cardboard, or they could be paintings of cardboard subject matter, or they could be drawings on cardboard.

Manifest Press will produce a high quality hard-cover publication documenting each entire season of exhibits, artists, and works shown. This continues Manifest’s commitment to long-term documentation and dissemination of our projects, and the expansion of physical exhibits into a broader geography and time frame, while also bringing all exhibits together under one cover each year to create a better product which will be more valuable to the public, teachers, libraries, and exhibiting artists.

Awards:

The annual Manifest Grand Jury Prize will result in the awarding of one significant cash prize ($2500) to a single work selected as the ‘best of the entire season’.

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Call for Entries: Apila’s First Printing Award 2021: 02/15

Call for Entries: Apila’s First Printing Award 2021: 02/15

 

Application Deadline: February 15, 2021

Eligibility: International

Media: Children’s Picture Books

Entry Fee: Free!

 

Call Description:

Apila Ediciones in collaboration with the High School of Design of Arago?n, School of Arts in Zaragoza and with the su- pport of its Town Hall, announces “Apila’s 2021 First Printing Award” (Pemio Apila primera Impresio?n 2021). This is an international illustrated picture book contest to promote creativity and enrich children’s literature with an educational scope.

There are no restrictions on the nationality of the participants nor the number of projects presented. To qualify, It is imperative that the illustrator has never had titles published before (with ISBN) and, that, until the end of the term of admission of the projects - at the exception of illustrators having self-published (by themselves with ISBN, not through an ediorial). In case the Work is shared between an author and illustrator, the condition to not having been published before only applies to the illustrator. Additionally, the Works presented should be free of any obligations with other parties. The presentations have to be written in Spanish and could be either original tales or adaptations from tales with free copyright.

 

Award:

The award will consist of a professional contract with Apila Editions for the publication of the selected work in which the payment to the authors will be of € 4.000 (equivalent of 10% of author royalties on the value of the first print run) If the rights of the project are shared between the writer and the illustrator, the percentage of 10% will be shared between both according to the previous agreement that both have agreed.

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Call for Entries: Nikon Photo Contest 2020-2021: 02/15

Call for Entries: Nikon Photo Contest 2020-2021: 02/15

 

Application Deadline: February 15, 2021

Eligibility: International

Media: Photo, Video

Entry Fee: Free!


 

Call Description:

In holding the Nikon Photo Contest yet again, we at Nikon are looking for works that use the power of imaging to appeal to others. This Contest has been held since 1969. That's roughly half a century promoting a vision of supporting creators who influence others through the global language of imaging, regardless of their age, nationality, or background. We hope to provide a place where like-minded artists who seriously pursue imaging expression can acknowledge, inspire, and challenge one another.

 

This year's Contest will be comprised of a photo competition and a short film competition.

 

The theme for the Open category in both competitions is "Connect". In today's society, images have become a familiar means of communication with billions of photos and videos shared via the Internet every day. It can be said that we humans are searching for new, never-before-seen ways to bond and communicate. Therefore, we are looking for entries in the Open category that express the connections artists feel now in their own unique ways.

 

The theme for the Next Generation category open to artists aged 25 years old and younger is "Passion". Passion has the power to stimulate people's feelings, create empathy, and change the future. We are looking for entries in the Next Generation category that convey the passion young artists feel in and around themselves through images.



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Call for Artist: PRISMA ART PRIZE - ROME - 7TH EDITION

Call for Artist: PRISMA ART PRIZE - ROME - 7TH EDITION 

 

Deadline: Every 3 months for 500 pounds and once a year for 2000 pounds.

Eligibility: Anyone


 

We wanted to create a place for artists to grow and share their work to each other. A happening that could really be a chance to measure and compare their own work with other artists from all around the world. A prize that could become an exhibition which awards the best among them. All of the above became this new idea that we want to launch, to empower independent artists from all around the world in a friendly and competitive environment where favoritism does not exist. Prisma Art Prize is a seasonal competition which becomes an annual group exhibition in Rome. Every artist can apply.


 

l Varco is glad to inaugurate the seventh edition of Prisma Art Prize, a quarterly award with cash prizes for artists from all around the world that will become a collective exhibition for the first time in February 2021 in Rome.

 

Organized with the goal of creating a space for visual artists to share their work with hundreds of colleagues from all around the world, it offers 2000€ in cash awards every year, purchase prizes and packages of services worth 2500€ from Biafarin and Vivivacolors in four seasonal competitions and an online gallery where the artworks are put on display forever.

 

Jurors are qualified and esteemed painters, curators, mixed media artists and digital artists from different countries all around the world. The exhibition will take place at Atelier Montez, a contemporary art factory born in 2012 from the redevelopment of an urban wreck on a project by the Artist Gio Montez, that has already attracted international artists like Hermann Nitsch, Cheikh Zidor and Turi Sottile.

 

Visit our finalists gallery and submit on our official website

 

Signing up is fast and you can do it entirely online.

 

 www.prismaartprize.com

 

Call for Entries: 27th Parkside National Print Exhibition: 02/15

Call for Entries: 27th Parkside National Print Exhibition: 02/15

 

Application Deadline: February 15, 2021

Eligibility: National, 18+

Media: Prints

Entry Fee: $30

Juror: John Hitchcock, Artist, Professor of Art and Associate Dean of Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Call Description:

2021 marks the 27th presentation of the Parkside National Print Exhibition and over thirty years since the first show opened at UW-Parkside. For three decades, the PNPE has shown some of the finest examples of original prints from artists nationwide, and it is one of the longest-running competitive print exhibitions in the Midwest; founded at UW-Parkside in 1987 by printmaking professor Doug DeVinny. This tradition continues without size limitations in the Fine Arts Gallery of the “Rita” at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. The exhibition will take place May 4-Oct 2, 2021, and will include a public reception, announcement of awards, and juror’s remarks on Thursday, Sep 23, 4 pm. A full-color catalog will accompany this exhibition.  

 

Prints utilizing traditional, hand-pulled media, including hybrid works combining hand-pulled techniques with new media forms. There are no size restrictions. Prints must have been created within the last two years. Work must arrive exhibition ready. If choosing to provide framed works, works must be framed in Plexiglas (not glass) if shipped. 3D prints and prints employing alternative display methods will be considered.

 

Timeline:

Application deadline - Feb 15, 2021

Notifications to artists - Mar 12, 2021

Deadline for works delivered to gallery - Apr 12, 2021

Exhibition opens - May 4, 2021

Reception and announcement of best in show award - Sep 23, 4-6pm

Exhibition closes - Oct 2, 2021

 


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Call to Artist: 34th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition 2/16

Call to Artist: 34th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition 2/16

 

Call Type: Competitions

Eligibility: National

State: Louisiana

Event Dates: 3/25/21 - 5/6/21

Entry Deadline: 2/16/21

Fee: $35

Call Description: 

REQUIREMENTS:

Media

Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (34th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition): $35.00

 

JUROR:

Robyn Phillips-Pendleton, curator and professor of Visual Communications, University of Delaware

 

Location:

McNeese State University/Dept. of Visual Arts

4205 Ryan St.

Lake Charles, LA 70609

 

For more information, please contact hkelley@mcneese.edu


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Call for Entries: Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest: 02/19

Call for Entries: Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest: 02/19

 

Application Deadline: February 19, 2021

Eligibility: National, Students Grade 9-12

Media: Writing

Entry Fee: Free!

 

Call Description:

Learning about a cancer diagnosis – your own or that of a loved one – can cause a storm of emotions, and everyone experiences it differently. We want to know what this experience was like for you. Did you feel angry, sad, lonely, or maybe something you didn’t expect? What happened in your life, and did it change you or your perspectives? Over the years we have received stories of triumph and stories of great loss, stories written in times of turbulence, and stories written in times of quiet reflection. Each one has been honest, heartfelt, and unique.

The Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest invites students to submit essays about their experiences with cancer for the opportunity to win one of several $1,000 cash prizes.  Since the contest began in 2006, we have received more than 5,000 submissions and handed out over $175,000 in prize money to teens. Open to students in the United States in grades 9-12. Essay length must range between 500 and 1,000 words. 


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Call for Entries: Into the Woods: Cultural Center of Cape Cod: 02/19

Call for Entries: Into the Woods: Cultural Center of Cape Cod: 02/19

Application Deadline: February 19, 2021

Eligibility: International

Entry Fee: $20

Call Description:

The woods are calling! What is it about the mystery of the woods that calls us in? The change of shape and shade within each season. It brings us gifts of blazing color in the fall after the heat of summer and marks the precious first signs of spring after the weight of winter. The Woods truly have their own personality and energy. What is it about the woods that moves you?  Show us Into the Woods from your perspective.  

This call is open to artists worldwide, both amateur and professional. All fine art media will be considered except film. All works should be for sale.

Awards:

$250 for Director’s Choice.

Timeline:

JPEG’s due by Friday, February 19, 2021

Notification of acceptance by Friday, February 26, 2021

Local drop-off of work on Monday, March 29 between noon-5pm

Work being shipped must arrive by Monday, March 29 and no sooner than Monday, March 22, 2021 

Show runs in the galleries at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod from March 31-April 25, 2021        

Open House on Saturday, April 3 from 2-5pm

Pick up unsold work on Monday, April 26 between noon-5pm                           

Work being shipped back will during the week of April 26, 2021

Questions may be directed to aneill@cultural-center.org

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Call for Entries: Fun House 2021: Art of the Surreal, Fantastic, & Bizarre: 02/20

Call for Entries: Fun House 2021: Art of the Surreal, Fantastic, & Bizarre: 02/20

Application Deadline: February 20, 2021

Eligibility: International

Entry Fee: $35

Juror: Silvia Cubiñá, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Bass Museum of Art, Miami

Call Description:

Fun House reimagines Barrett Art Center’s gallery spaces as the site for all that a Fun House offers: the marvelous, disorienting, seductive, disquieting, and surreal. We invite artistic approaches to these concepts across a variety of media: painting, photography, sculpture, wearable art, digital art, textiles, ceramics, installation, and video. 

Selected artwork will be presented in our atypical venue: the intimate galleries of BAC’s 1840s Greek Revival townhouse. Our former domestic spaces remodeled as galleries create a visually-compelling setting for contemporary and cutting-edge work.  

Awards:

$500 Juror’s Prize

$250 Second Prize

$125 Honorable Mention

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Call for Entries: Layered Light: Contemporary Pinhole and Zone Plate Photography: 02/21

Call for Entries: Layered Light: Contemporary Pinhole and Zone Plate Photography: 02/21

Application Deadline: February 21, 2021

Eligibility: International

Media: Photography

Entry Fee: $35

Jurors: Nancy Dize Spencer and Scott McMahon 

Call Description:

Light Art Space invites photographic artists to submit pinhole photographs to Layered Light.  Images made with analog and digital processes are welcome. Content and subject are up to the photographer - questions to consider are: Why are you using a pinhole camera? How does the pinhole image support the content of the work?  

This exhibition celebrates images made in the spirit of experimentation and play and is dedicated to the late Eric Renner.

Light Art Space is located in the Downtown Historic Arts District in Silver City, New Mexico. 

Awards:

First Place                            $200

Second Place               $150

Third Place                       $100

Timeline:

February 21st midnight Mountain time - deadline for submitted work

February 26th - notification of acceptance via email

March 13th - work due at Light Art Space

March 20th - opening day, an all-day reception 10 am – 6 pm observing social distancing

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Call for Entries: Painting Through the Pandemic: 02/24

Call for Entries: Painting Through the Pandemic: 02/24

 

Application Deadline: February 24, 2021

Eligibility: National

Media: 2D (see details below)

Entry Fee: $15 non-members; $10 members

 

Call Description:

The Rhode Island Watercolor Society is proud to support watercolor and other traditional watermedia materials and methods. With the growth of the arts industry comes the introduction of new equipment and practices. As the options for art making expand, so must the horizons of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society guidelines for our open juried shows.

Work must not have been exhibited in a previous Rhode Island Watercolor Society juried show. Work must have been completed within the last 10 years. To fit with the theme of the show, Painting Through the Pandemic, we ask that you consider entering work that was created during the pandemic, although this a suggestion not a requirement. There is no size limit for this show. This show will be taking place online and will not be displayed physically in the gallery.

 

Acceptable mediums:

Any 2D media is acceptable (view unacceptable media below). These include but are not limited to: Watercolor, gouache, acrylic, oils, ink, casein, and egg tempera. 

 

Unacceptable media:

Photography, 3D media, reproductions. 

 

Acceptable Surfaces:

Any 2D Surface. These include but are not limited to: watercolor paper, Yupo and similar synthetic papers, paper coated with varnish or gesso, stretched canvas or canvas paper, rice paper, Duralar, illustration board, and wood.


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Call for Entries: FEMME: 02/26

Call for Entries: FEMME: 02/26

Application Deadline: February 26, 2021

Eligibility: International

Entry Fee: $20

Call Description:

The enduring feminine spirit is diverse, ever-changing, a mystery, and beautiful all wrapped up into one. As far as art can remember, we have been drawn to the female archetype in all her complexities and contradictions. Her strength and vulnerabilities, her value, her abilities, and all of her possibilities. We seek artwork that celebrates women, their allure, and their place in humanity. Show us what FEMME means to you through your perspective. ?

Open to ALL fine art mediums (oil, acrylic, watermedia, pastel, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture, fiber, wood, digital art) except video. Work that is copied or done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible. A portion of the proceeds from the entry fees are donated to organizations committed to the arts and supporting artists.

Awards:

All accepted pieces  will be displayed in our online gallery 

First Place: $500

Second Place: $200

Third Place $100


Timeline:

JPEGs due by Friday, February 26, 2021.

Notification of acceptance and online gallery opening Friday, March 26, 2021.


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Call for Entries: SlowArt Productions: Arte Natura: 02/28

Call for Entries: SlowArt Productions: Arte Natura: 02/28

 

Application Deadline: February 28, 2021

Eligibility: International, 18+

Media: All

Entry Fee: $35

 

Call Description:

SlowArt Productions presents the group thematic exhibition, Arte Natura. This exhibition will focus on art inspired by the natural world and will be held at the Limner Gallery from May 13 - June 5, 2021.

Eligible are all art forms relating to, or gaining inspiration from the world of nature. Landscapes, skyscapes, flowers, vegetables, fruits and animals are all eligible. The human figure is permitted only as part of the natural environment. All artist interpretations of the natural world from the realist to the abstract and conceptual will be reviewed and considered. All forms of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, graphics, digital and installation art, video, collage, digital collage, etc. are eligible. 

Winning artists will be featured in a group exhibition at the Limner Gallery, May 13 - June 5, 2021. The exhibition will also be displayed on the Limner Gallery website and social media pages. $500 (USD) will be awarded to one artist. 


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Call for Entries: We're Doing It ALL Wrong™: 02/28

Call for Entries: We're Doing It ALL Wrong™: 02/28

Application Deadline: February 28, 2021

Eligibility: International, 18+

Entry Fee: $25

Juror: Ed Dixon, owner and curator of Edward A. Dixon Gallery

Call Description:

The 3 month long exhibition opening in May 2021 planned by the Edward A. Dixon Gallery titled We’re Doing It ALL Wrong™ seeks to create dialogue and spark ideas related to the many ways humanity continually fails itself.  Many of these ways are discussed in mainstream media; some only on social media and small gatherings; while others are barely spoken or purposely kept unspoken.  Artists are encouraged to submit work that captures or is a comment on a tradition, a system, a practice, an institution or anything they see that needs repair or removal that has existed in this condition for far too long.

Another ambitious goal of the exhibition is to find a signature piece or pieces of artwork that while keeping to the exhibition’s theme defines our current period in history from the artist’s viewpoint.  One art piece can tell so many stories and the goal is to find pieces that will speak to future generations and tell a story about our time.

Each artist must submit original Artwork (no reproductions) except in the case of Digital Artwork or Photography. Artwork submitted should speak to the exhibit’s title and description.  Artists are asked to choose an additional category for their artwork. Does the topic of their art exist in a gray area or is it a clear cut, black and white issue with almost universal agreement of its need for change?  Artists are simply asked to choose Gray or Black & White and include that choice in the application.

Awards:

Best in Show - $500 Prize

First Place (Theme) - $250 Prize

Signature Artwork - $250 Prize

Questions may be directed to info@eadgallery.com.

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Call for Entries: The Crow Show 2021: The Studio Door: 03/01

Call for Entries: The Crow Show 2021: The Studio Door: 03/01

 

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

Eligibility: National 

Media: Visual Art

Entry Fee: $35

Juror: Andrew Utt, Executive Director of Lux Art Institute

 

Call Description:

THE CROW SHOW 2021 is the seventh national annual exhibition of visual arts running from April 3 - 24, 2021 produced by The Studio Door. 

 

Lucky number seven.  This exhibition is our most popular visual arts exhibit bringing artists from across the nation to celebrate the Crow.  Having taken on mythological importance, Crows appear in all parts of the world.  In folklore, they may foreshadow tragedy or usher in good news.  The reality is a highly intelligent bird capable of social interactions.  In recent years, the crow has become a muse to many artists.  This annual exhibition seeks to represent the many faces of the Crow in reality and fantasy.  Show us what the Crow means to you  [Creative interpretations of all black birds, ravens and other Corvus species are acceptable].

 

Accepted media include painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book, ceramics, stoneware, stain glass and sculpture.  Oversized jewelry that can be defined as fine art is acceptable for this show. This exhibition does not accept performance art. Video, film, installation and works requiring an external electrical source require gallery approval.


 

Questions may be directed to forallweknow@thestudiodoor.com



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Call for Entries: The Bergman Prize: 03/01

Call for Entries: The Bergman Prize: 03/01

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

Eligibility: National

Media: Poetry

Entry Fee: Free!

Call Description:

From year to year, The Bergman Prize book series aims to reflect the variousness of what is possible in poetry. To that end, we are committed to publishing work from the widest possible range of practices, perspectives, and identities. Criteria for selecting a winning manuscript are broad; the judge and first readers do not screen submissions with a preference for any particular “style” or type of poetry, and emphatically are not looking for work that bears an affinity to their own.

The Bergman Prize awards $10,000 and publication to the author of a first or second collection of poetry. The prizewinner receives a generous publishing contract, national distribution through PGW, extensive advertising & publicity, 100 free copies of their book, as well as a two-week summer residency at Castello San Basilio (Southern Italy) in 2021 and a fall book launch at McNally Jackson in New York City. In the prize’s inaugural year, the winning manuscript will be selected by poet Louise Glück and published by Changes

The Bergman Prize is open to poets living in the United States who have not published more than one book-length collection of poetry with a registered ISBN. You may simultaneously submit your manuscript elsewhere, but please notify us immediately if it is accepted for publication. 

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Call for Entries: Jackson’s Painting Prize 2021: 03/02

Call for Entries: Jackson’s Painting Prize 2021: 03/02

 

Application Deadline: March 2, 2021

Eligibility: International

Media: Painting

Entry Fee: £5 per artwork to enter

 

Call Description:

Jackson’s Painting Prize exists to champion exceptional artworks made by international creators at all points in their careers, with tailored prizes aimed to give successful applicants the exposure and resources that are most relevant to them

The competition is organised annually by Jackson's Art Supplies. Artists may submit artworks in any painting or drawing media. The competition has the following categories: • Animal • Portrait / Figure • Landscape / Cityscape / Seascape • Still Life / Botanical • Abstract / Non-representational • Scenes of Everyday Life You can submit up to a total of 5 artworks.

Jackson’s Painting Prize exists to recognise and appreciate original, 2-dimensional fine art works in any painting or drawing media. Jackson’s Painting Prize is open internationally to all artists of all abilities and at all ages. Jackson’s Painting Prize costs £5 per artwork to enter and you may submit up to 5 artworks per entrant.

 

Awards:

JACKSON’S PAINTING PRIZE – £6000

EMERGING ARTIST AWARD – £1000

OUTSTANDING WATERCOLOUR AWARD – £500 JACKSON’S VOUCHER

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – £500 JACKSON’S VOUCHER

SIX CATEGORY AWARDS – £500 EACH


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Call for Entries: Starry Starry Night: 03/04

Call for Entries: Starry Starry Night: 03/04

Application Deadline: March 4, 2021

Eligibility: National

Entry Fee: $36

Jurors: Catherine Nash & Robert Renfrow

Call Description:

Starry Starry Night celebrates the International Dark Skies Initiative and supports the Tubac and Tubac Presidio Park Dark Skies applications, and promoting star-filled skies across the globe.

Artists are urged to enter work that is innovative in concept and approach, whether representational or abstract.  Work must have been completed within the last 24 months.  Work that has been previously displayed at TCA is not eligible.  All work must be the original creation of the artist.

Awards:

Best of Show:                $350

Award of Excellence:    $250

Award of Merit:              $150

Honorable Mention:       $75

Honorable Mention:       $75

Timeline:

Thursday, March 4, 2021 -- Entry deadline

March 5 – 13, 2021 -- Jury Process

Week of March 15, 2021 -- Notifications to Artists

April 1-5, 2021 -- Shipped art due

Monday, April 5, 2021 -- Hand-delivered art due

Friday, April 9, 2021 -- Virtual Opening Reception, 5pm

Monday, May 24, 2021 -- Art must be picked up

Week of May 31, 2021 -- Shipped work returned.

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Call for Entries: 7th Annual Dirty South Cup Call and Competition: 03/06

Call for Entries: 7th Annual Dirty South Cup Call and Competition: 03/06

Application Deadline: March 6, 2021

Eligibility: National

Entry Fee: $15

Media: Clay

Juror: Dan Anderson

Call Description:

River Oaks Square Arts Center is looking for a few good pieces to include in its' 7th Annual Dirty South Cup Call and Competition.  We are looking for ceramic vessels (mugs, cups, yunomis) that encompass exemplary creativity, experimentation and imagination, showcasing what can be accomplished with ceramics.   Up to 125 artists will be chosen for this inspiring Southern event, because we all need a good mug for our tea and coffee and if not, we always need a good conversation piece! The 2021 Dirty South Cup Call & Competition is a national, juried exhibition. Artist will be chosen to display traditional or non-traditional ceramic vessels at River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria, Louisiana.

Awards:

First Prize $500 

Dr. Betsy Long’s Choice: $200

Juror’s Choice: 4 awards, $125 each

“Exhibiting Artist” designation: In addition to the monetary award winners, the top 20 artists will be considered for spots as “exhibiting artists” in future invitational shows hosted by ROSAC.

Timeline:

March 6th, 2021 - Deadline to enter

March 18, 2021 - Acceptance notification

March 26, 2021 - Delivery of work, no later than 5pm

June 18, 2021 - Return of artwork

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Call for Entries: SCORE Models In Motion: 03/08

Call for Entries: SCORE Models In Motion: 03/08

Application Deadline: March 8, 2021

Eligibility: International

Entry Fee: $35

Juror: Jim Morphesis 

Call Description:

SCORE (Southern California Open Regional Exhibitions) invites artists and photographers to enter our SFVACC/SCORE virtual exhibit, Models in Motion.  Models are often posed in a seated, standing or resting position.  A movement, a twist, a dance, a reach or gesture adds another dimension to the human figure. Artwork will be juried using digital images (.JPGs). 

Accepted media includes drawing, mixed media, collage, printmaking, fiber art, photography, painting, digital art, sculpture, and assemblage.  

This virtual exhibit may be viewed 24/7 on the SFVACC/SCORE website - EXHIBITS > Current Exhibit.

Awards:

Best of Show $800

1st Place $400 

2nd Place $300

Timeline:

Exhibit Entry Starts: Friday, January 8, 2021

Deadline For Entries:  Monday, March 8, 2021, 11:59pm MST

Notice of Acceptance (by e-mail): March 17-19, 2021

Award Winners Notified:  Friday, March 19, 2021

Exhibit Opens: Thursday, April 1, 2021 

Virtual Artists’ Reception: Saturday, April 10, 2021, 5-7pm PST  

Exhibit Closes: Friday, April 30, 2021, 11:59 pm PST

Questions may be directed to ken@sfvacc.org

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Call for Entries: Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms Exhibit: 03/10

Call for Entries: Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms Exhibit: 03/10

 

Application Deadline: March 10, 2021

Eligibility: National

Media: Photography, Textiles, Drawing, Ceramics, Sculpture, Paintings, Mixed Media

Entry Fee: $60

 

Call Description:

All Artists 18 years or older and of African descent are eligible to enter the Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms Exhibit. Each artist may submit up to three entries.  Work must have been completed in the past three years and has not been shown in the previous "Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms Annual National Exhibits".

 

Awards:

Best of Show: $3,000.00 and artist(s) will be offered a focused exhibition at the Dayton Art Institute.  Date to be determined by the artist and the Dayton Art Institute.

1st Place 2 Dimensional: $1,000.00

2nd Place 2 Dimensional: $500.00

1st Place 3 Dimensional: $1,000.00

2nd Place 3 Dimensional: $500.00

Timeline:

December 28, 2020 -- Call opens.

March 10, 2021 -- Deadline for receipt of entry and fees.

April 22, 2021 -- Jury notices mailed to artists of accepted work.

May 31 - June 4, 2021 -- Deadline to deliver accepted artwork between 11 am and 2 pm at the Dayton Art Institute.

June 23, 2021 -- Exhibit opens.

June 27, 2021 -- Artists' Reception and Awards Ceremony.

September 19, 2021 -- Final day of exhibition.

September 25, 2021 -- Art Pickup day, between 11 am and 2 pm at the Dayton Art Institute.


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Call for Entries: The Biennial of the Poster Bolivia BICeBé®: 03/12

Call for Entries: The Biennial of the Poster Bolivia BICeBé®: 03/12

 

Application Deadline: March 12, 2021

Eligibility: International

Media: Posters

Entry Fee: Free!

 

Call Description:

The Biennial of the Poster Bolivia BICeBé® is the most important international event of design and visual arts in Bolivia and the Southern Cone. More than 15,000 student and professional designers have participated of the activities and from more than 76 countries around the world has been part of the exhibitions. Contestants may be design students, graphic designers, plastic artists, photographers and graphic producers in general, of any age and nationality, having posters printed between April 2019 and March 2021, except for those submitting as Category D that must be unpublished. The winners will be announced during the Main Ceremony at the National Museum of Art in La Paz, on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2021.

 

Posters submited may participate in the following categories:

Published works.

  • Category A Cultural posters
  • Category B Social posters
  • Category C Advertising or commercial posters
  • Category E Motion Design Poster. Free Topic.

Unpublished works.

  • Category D Unpublished posters on the topic: NO COURSE TO THE INTERIOR SPACE. At Category D we will only accept originals & unpublished, not previously printed or digitally published posters (including social networks, blogs, websites or other contests).
 

 

Awards:

BICeBé will award  the First, Second and Third Place of all categories with a Diploma of Honor and Medal. The First Place in Category D Unpublished Poster: NO COURSE TO THE INTERIOR SPACE will have an additional award of $us 5.000. The Best Bolivian Poster of all categories and the Best Bolivian Poster of Category D will receive a Diploma of Honor and a monetary award.


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Call for Entries: Hudson Valley Art Association, 88th Annual Juried Exhibition: 03/14

Call for Entries: Hudson Valley Art Association, 88th Annual Juried Exhibition: 03/14

Application Deadline: March 14, 2021

Eligibility: National, 18+

Entry Fee: $50

Call Description:

In the spirit of the Hudson River School of art tradition, the HVAA Annual Exhibition jurors are looking for submissions which are original representational images that display aesthetic appeal and technical skill.

Work must be original Oil (Acrylic/ Tempera), Watercolor, Sculpture, Pastel or Graphic (drawing, intaglio, lithograph, or woodcut print). No photographic, computer-assisted images, or collage accepted. No prints or photo copies of original art.

Sales 75% to artists and a percentage of sale price to the HVAA Scholarship Fund.

Jury:

Oil - Stapleton Kearns

Watercolor - Robert O’Brien AWS, NWS

Pastel and Graphics - Barbara Groff

Sculpture - Norman Legassie

Timeline:

Sunday 3/14 entry deadline

Sunday 4/4 artist notification

Fri/Sat/Sun 5/14/-5/16/21 Receiving days10AM-5 PM

Friday 5/21/21 Show opens to the public.

Saturday 5/29/21 Awards Reception (subject to change) 6:00-8:00. 

Thursday 7/22 Show Ends

Fri/Sat/Sun 7/23, 7/24, 7/25, 2021 Removal of work

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Call for Entries: San Pablo Avenue Roundabout: 03/15

Call for Entries: San Pablo Avenue Roundabout: 03/15

 

Application Deadline: March 15, 2021

Media: Public Art

Eligibility: International, 18+

 

Call Description:

San Pablo Avenue represents the next step in the city’s evolution. Located perpendicular to and north of Highway 111 and El Paseo, the mile-long corridor connects these vibrant commercial areas with residential neighborhoods as well as College of the Desert, Palm Desert City Hall, and the Civic Center Park. Recent improvements to San Pablo Avenue include landscaping, bicycle lanes, options for outdoor dining, pocket parks with interactive amenities, community gardens, and a space for a farmer’s market and other special events. Designed along a more intimate scale than El Paseo and with more opportunities for mixed-use development, this family-friendly area is intended to become Palm Desert’s city center.

 

The sculpture(s) in this roundabout will be the focal point for San Pablo Avenue. The roundabout will serve as the transition from the commercial area into the residential area. Illuminated artworks and multiple sculptures are acceptable as outlined in the specifications below. Sculptures with water features will not be accepted.



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Call for Entries: Packard Group National Exhibition 2021: 03/15

Call for Entries: Packard Group National Exhibition 2021: 03/15

Application Deadline: March 15, 2021

Eligibility: National

Media: 2D

Entry Fee: Free!

Curator: Klaire A. Lockheart

Call Description:

The Packard Group National Exhibition will provide artists the opportunity to display their art in a virtual exhibition at No. 7 Center in Vermillion, SD. The drive-in movie art reception will take place on Friday, April 2nd, 2021. 

Any artist in the United States can submit artwork. To help cut artists a break during the current pandemic, there is no entry fee this year. Since COVID-19 is currently ravaging South Dakota, this exhibition will be completely digital. The drive-in movie art reception will be outside.

Timeline:

02/15/2021: Opportunity opens 

03/15/2021: All submissions must be received  

04/02/2021: Reception at 8:30 pm at No. 7 Center St., Vermillion, SD

04/02/2021: Online gallery publication on www.klairelockheart.com  

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Call for Entries: 2021 Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie: 03/20

Call for Entries: 2021 Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie: 03/20

 

Application Deadline: March 20, 2021

Eligibility: National, 18+

Media: Quilting

Entry Fee: $35

 

Call Description:

Form, Not Function is an annual juried exhibit of contemporary quilt art held at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana. All works must be quilted (two or more distinct layers held together with stitches). The layers may include fiber and textile materials, but this is not required and other techniques and mediums are acceptable as long as the work is quilted, as defined above. We reserve the right to reject entries that do not meet this criterion. The exhibit is open to artists, age 18 or older, living in the United States. Collaborative works made by multiple artists are eligible. Works must be ready to hang on the wall, including the hanging rod. Works must be original and completed by January 1, 2018. There is no minimum or maximum size. (Gallery walls are 12 feet high. Works cannot be suspended from the ceiling.) Three-dimensional works (including those mounted on stretchers) are eligible but must be ready to exhibit on the floor, on a pedestal, or include hardware for wall display.

 

Timeline:

March 20, 2021, 11:59:59 PM Mountain Time Zone: Entry deadline

March 22 – April 3, 2021:  Jurying process

April 6, 2021: Notification of acceptance

April 19 – May 1, 2021: Accepted works received at Carnegie Center

May 14, 2019: Opening reception

May 14 – July 10, 2021: Exhibition dates

July 19, 2021: Works available for pickup

July 19 - 24, 2021: Works shipped on or about

 

 

Questions may be directed to Julie Leidner at 812-944-7336 or jleidner@carnegiecenter.org.



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Call for Entries: Small Works Exhibit: Jag Gallery: 03/21

Call for Entries: Small Works Exhibit: Jag Gallery: 03/21

Application Deadline: March 21, 2021

Eligibility: International

Entry Fee: $16

Call Description:

The Jag Gallery Small Works Juried Exhibit has become a well-received exhibit showing works from artists around the world.  Letty Nowak, owner of the gallery started hosting this show in her first space, the Lemonade Stand Gallery, in 2005.  It has been an anticipated event ever since. 

The only requirements are that the artwork is original and does not exceed 10 inches in any direction (including the frame).  We accept 2D and 3D works for entry.  

Artists do not need to be present at the opening to participate. Sold work is a 50/50 Gallery Split and will be paid to the artists by May 31st, 2021.

Questions may be directed to jaggallerykw@gmail.com

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Call for Entries: Applied Contemporary Craft Gallery: Form and Function Ceramic Juried Exhibition: 03/28

Call for Entries: Applied Contemporary Craft Gallery: Form and Function Ceramic Juried Exhibition: 03/28

 

Application deadline: March 28, 2021

Eligibility: International, 18+

Media: Ceramics

Entry Fee: $35

Juror: Christa Assad


 

Call Description: 

Applied Contemporary Craft Gallery is now accepting submissions for our Form and Function Juried Exhibition, juried by Christa Assad.  All ceramic works, functional and sculptural, are eligible. We consider form: the visible shape or configuration of something, and function: an activity or purpose natural to or intended for a person or thing.  This exhibition is open to artists national and international 18 years of age or older. 


 

Timeline:

Open Call for Submissions | December 1st 2020 - March 28th

Entry Deadline | March 28th, 2021 at 11:59pm MST

Artist Notification | April 9th, 2021

Shipping Deadline for Accepted Works to arrive | April 24th, 2021

Exhibition Dates | May 8th - June 26th, 2021

Opening Reception | May 8th 3-6pm

Return Shipping of Unsold Work | July 1st 2021


 

Questions may be directed to appliedcontemporary@gmail.com



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Call for Entries: Colored Pencil Society of America 29th Annual International Exhibition: 03/31

Call for Entries: Colored Pencil Society of America 29th Annual International Exhibition: 03/31

 

Application Deadline: March 31, 2021

Eligibility: International, 18+

Media: 100% colored pencil, 2D

Entry Fee: $25 member fee; $35 non-member

Juror: Julie Aronson, PhD

 

Call Description:

The CPSA 29th Annual International Exhibition is exclusively for works done in 100% colored pencil. It offers over $15,000 in cash awards, including a prestigious Best of Show and CIPPY Award. The accepted artwork is usually on display at the gallery for one or two months during the summer, and award winners are featured at the CPSA website.
 

Artwork must be solely the original concept and design of the submitting artist. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. (Mtn. Time), May 31, 2021. Do not wait until the last minute. Media must be 100% colored pencil on a manufacturer- prepared surface (scratchboard not allowed). Acceptable additions to colored pencil: solvents (e.g., turpentine, odorless mineral spirits) and graphite pencil used under/between colored pencil layers. No pure, exposed areas of graphite are allowed. Artwork may not be produced by applying a colored pencil over a printed or digitally produced image.



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Call for Entries: CROSS-STICHER WANTED (Remote project): Strut & Fret Inc: Rolling Deadline

Call for Entries: CROSS-STICHER WANTED (Remote project): Strut & Fret Inc: Rolling Deadline

Application Deadline: Rolling

Entry Fee: Free! 

Media: Cross-Stitching

Call Description:

EXECUTE A SMALL CROSS-STITCH PILLOW KIT: To create a small (approx 6” x 6”) finished gift cushion (visit https://tinyurl.com/KingCushion) from a kit (provided by mail) from Sheena Rogers Designs which includes 14HPI Aida fabric, DMC threads on sorter, backing fabric, chart & instructions – even a needle. Main thing lacking is our ability to execute the pattern. You should also provide the stuffing (and the backing if necessary) for the small pillow. Please describe your abilities, including a photo of your work if convenient. State minimum fee & estimated completion. Please describe your qualifications, estimated delivery time, and proposed fee for project. Delivery will be prepaid.

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Call for Entries: 31st Annual Shoreline Arts Festival, 2021: 03/31

Call for Entries: 31st Annual Shoreline Arts Festival, 2021: 03/31

Application Deadline: March 31, 2021

Eligibility: National

Entry Fee: $20

Jurors: Phil Wilson and Kim Bazemore

Call Description:

This year’s Marketplace will feature 50+ juried artists. The organizers strive for a well-balanced mix of art types and price points, with emphasis always on quality of craftsmanship.

We've tightened up the layout this year and are proud to announce that activities will be surrounding the Artist Marketplace with Hands-on Art moving north of the marketplace. That puts the main stage and food court to the south, hands-on art to the north, and the marketplace right in the middle. (some adjustments may be made for social distancing requirements)

We’re a juried Artists Marketplace. Requirements for artists include:

  • Work must be handmade. No commercially produced work, kits, or imported goods.

  • All work must be original and created by or under direction of the artists(s).

  • Artist(s) must attend the entire Festival.

  • Items must match type & quality submitted for jurying. No work by non-juried artists.

Timeline:

Deadline: All applications must be submitted by 10:59pm, Wednesday, March 31.

Festival Dates: June 26 & 27, 2021

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Call for Applications: Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship: 4/4

Call for Applications: Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship: 4/4

 

Deadline: April 4, 2019 at 5 pm

Location: Halcyon Arts Lab, 1801 35th Street NW, Washington DC 20007


 

Call Description: 

At the intersection of art and social change, this nine-month residential fellowship is designed to provide support and resources to emerging artists working on projects which address issues of social justice, civic engagement, and community building. Arts Lab fellows strive to expand their practices and grow as leaders in their respective fields.

 

Adapting the well-honed methodology of the Halcyon model, Halcyon Arts Lab fosters creativity through an environment of learning, access, collaboration and support.

 

Emerging artists who are interested in further developing a socially-engaged practice and creating lasting connections and partnerships in Washington, DC are encouraged to apply. Halcyon defines emerging artists as early career artists who have demonstrated promising artistic development and demonstrates dedication to their practices but is at a pivotal point in their career where they could benefit from further training and mentorship.

Eligibility & Program Requirements:

  • In addition to meeting Halcyon’s definition of socially engaged and emerging artist, all applicants must:
  • Be a full-time artist
  • Be 21 years of age or over and not enrolled in alternate full-time education at the start of the fellowship
  • Complete the application form online by 5pm EST, October 12, 2020

 

 

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Call for entries : Off Center: International ceramic competition / blue line arts: 04/09/2021

Call for entries : Off Center: International ceramic competition / blue line arts: 04/09/2021

Application Deadline: 04/09/2021
Event Date: 06/19/2021
Entry Fee: $35
Location: 405 Vernon Street, Suite 100, Roseville, CA, 95678
Mediums Accepted: Cermaics 
Juror: TBD
MInimum Number of submissions:
Maximum Nubmer of submissons: 20

Eligibility:
Open to all artists 18 and older
Artwork cannot have been previously exhibited at Blue Line Arts

Call Description:
Since the first ceramics were created, like Venus of Dolní V?stonice, before 25,000 BCE and pottery vessels that were discovered in Jiangxi, China, which date back to 18,000 BCE, people have been fascinated with clay. Today, artists continue to astound us as they push the boundaries of our preconceived ideas of what ceramics represent. From playful pieces disguised as everyday objects, to finely detailed vessels, ceramics delights and surprises us in its evolution. Whether you work in a more traditional style, or prefer completely outlandish creations, we want to showcase your vision and techniques from around the world during this annual show.

Awards Given: 
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $100

Important Information: 
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00

Important Dates:
Exhibition Dates: May 21, 2021 - July 3rd, 2021
Deadline to Enter: April 9th, 2021
Artist Notification: April 16th, 2021
Shipping deadline of work to Blue Line Arts: May 2nd, 2021
Hand deliver work to Blue Line Arts: May 16 & 17, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Opening Reception: June 19th, 2021, 5-8 p.m.
Pick up unsold work from Blue Line Arts: July 5 & 6th, 10 a.m - 3 p.m

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Call for Entries: Corona Portrait Project Rolling Deadline

Call for Entries: Corona Portrait Project  Rolling Deadline

 

A call for artists to submit recent self-portraits in response to the current CoronaVirus pandemic. A way of confronting themselves by creating a self-portrait that displays their current state of mind as the uncertainty of the current world climate continues to rapidly change.  A new artist is featured each week.

 

Curator: Benjamin Mefford 

 

Submission Deadline: Rolling

Artist submissions will be reviewed 1-2 weeks after submission. 

No Submission fee

 

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Call for Entries: First Annual Foto Forum Santa Fe Photography Award: 05/03

Call for Entries: First Annual Foto Forum Santa Fe Photography Award: 05/03

 

Application deadline: May 3, 2021

Eligibility: International, 18+

Media: Photography

Juror: Harry Gamboa, Jr.

 

Call Description: 

Foto Forum Santa Fe is proud to announce an open call for our First Annual Foto Forum Santa Fe Photography Award, an international competition open to emerging and established artists. The Award is centered around a solo exhibition in the Foto Forum Santa Fe gallery. We suggest you send in twelve photographs that you feel could be part of a cohesive exhibition, rather than trying to show the broad range of different work you make. We are not accepting video submissions at this time, but video can be part of the exhibition. You can submit video stills and describe the video in your Artist Statement. The selected winner will work with Sage Paisner to curate the final exhibition, which may include works not submitted with your application. The Artist Statement is a perfect place to explain how the twelve photographs relate to each other and provide additional information about the body of work and your artistic practice.

 

The selected photographer receives a $1,000 cash prize and two month solo exhibition at our downtown Santa Fe gallery, located a short walk from the art hub surrounding SITE Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Railyard. Second place receives $500 cash prize, 3 prints in our gallery art print rack, and a two month featured exhibition on our website.


 

Timeline:

December 4th - March 2021 -- Early Discount ($35)

March 2nd - April 15th 2021 -- Full Price Entry Fee ($40)

April 16th - May 4th 2021 -- Late Entry Fee ($45)

May 5th 2021 -- Jury Selection Begins

June 1st 2021 -- Results Announced; Winner Contacted

August 2nd 2021 -- Solo Exhibition Opening


 

Questions may be directed to sage@fotoforumsantafe.com


 

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Call for Entries: RedArtBox Exhibitions: Rolling Deadline

Call for Entries: RedArtBox Exhibitions: Rolling Deadline

Application Deadline: Rolling

Eligibility: International, 18+

Entry Fee: $10

Media: 2D & 3D

Call Description:

RedArtBox Galleries are looking for international artists for our Rooftop Gallery, Los Angeles, Garden Gallery, Japan, and Main Gallery, Hawaii exhibitions.

Two-dimensional artwork:  photography, paintings, drawings, printmaking, digital, and mixed media.

Three-dimensional artwork:  Digital 3D models or sculptures will be exhibited in the virtual gallery as 3D digital art.  Other three-dimensional models or sculptures made with different mediums (non-digital) will be displayed as images on the virtual gallery wall with selected two-dimensional work. 

All selected artists for a specific exhibit will have a chance to be selected by the RedArtBox team to be published in the RedArtBox Exhibition Book. Each exhibit will have a viewer's choice winner selected by public votes.

Exhibition Dates:

Garden Gallery, Japan March 1 - April 15, 202

Rooftop Gallery Los Angeles May 1 - June 15, 2021

Main Gallery, Hawaii, July 1 - August 15, 2021.

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Emergency Grants – Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant: ONGOING

This program has no deadlines

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. 

The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.

To be eligible for this program, an artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking. Each application will be reviewed by the Directors, who will exercise their discretion in considering it, and will determine the amount of each award. Applicants should note there is a set amount appropriated for these grants each fiscal year; once this budgetary limit has been reached, the Foundation will not be able to judge any additional requests on their merits.

This program has no deadlines.

For more information and to apply click HERE.

Call for Applications: The Orphan Grant application : Deadline Rolling

Call for Applications: The Orphan Grant application : Deadline Rolling

Each storyteller must submit a video between 5 and 10 minutes long.
You can use a phone or basic recording device. A selfie video is perfectly fine.  
Be aware of your lighting. We need to be able to see you clearly. When in doubt, use sunlight.
Do not submit a vague story with limited detail.

PROMPT ONE
Tell us a story about a time in your life when you felt left out or excluded. Choose one specific experience. Where were you? Who were you with? What made you feel excluded? Share what happened in vivid detail. 

PROMPT TWO
Tell us a story about a time in your life when you had to show bravery. Maybe you had to step up and act when others did not. Maybe you had to protect someone who was more vulnerable than you. Share your story of bravery in vivid detail.

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Call for Entries: Fiberart International 2022: 08/31

Call for Entries: Fiberart International 2022: 08/31

Application Deadline: August 31, 2021

Eligibility: International

Entry Fee: $40

Media: Fiber

Jurors: Chiachio & Giannone, Jessica Hemmings, Nnenna Okore 

Call Description:

Fiberart International 2022 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that ­­­reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. The exhibition is recognized around the world as a benchmark that documents trends and innovations in the field. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines.

FI2022 is produced by FIBERARTS GUILD OF PITTSBURGH, INC., a non-profit, member supported organization that promotes the appreciation of fiber art and fosters its creative development and continuance. Since 1967, the Fiberarts Guild has sponsored juried exhibitions that bring innovative contemporary works of art in fiber from around the world to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. FI2022 will feature works by established and emerging artists and will be open to the public from June 3 to August 20, 2022. The Fiberarts Guild is pleased to sponsor this twenty-fourth exhibition.

Awards:

The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc. will present over $5,000 in cash awards.

Timeline:

? Submission deadline: August 31, 2021

? Notification of jurors’ decision: October 30, 2021

? Accepted work due (both shipping and hand delivered): April 1, 2022

? Opening Reception: June 3, 2022

? Exhibition closes: August 20, 2022

? Return of artwork: artwork will be shipped within two weeks of the closing of the exhibition.

? Traveling Exhibition: At this time we are exploring the possibility of traveling the exhibition.

Questions may be directed to fiberartinternational@gmail.com

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Call for Entries:The Witching Hour Volume II / Nefarious Contemporary: Ongoing

Call for Entries:The Witching Hour Volume II / Nefarious Contemporary: Ongoing
 

Application Deadline: Ongoing 
Event Date: TBD
Entry Fee: $15
Eligibility: non-hetero//non-cis//non-white//non-male that society has oppressed, cast aside and deemed nefarious.
Location: Virtual
Mediums Accepted: ALl Medium Welcome
Minimum Number of Submissions: 1
Maximum Number of Submissions: 12

Call Description
This is an open call for artists and works that embrace the otherness of the non-hetero//non-cis//non-white//non-male that society has oppressed, cast aside and deemed nefarious. Not only will the exhibition be virtually accessible on our website, it will also be viewable in the zine format. Zines have long been a vehicle for communicating the unusual//unconventional//unorthodox ideas held by counter-culture dwellers. Their DIY nature and small-scale appearance felt like the perfect form for this exhibition to acclimate. With a $15 application fee, each applicant will receive a free copy of the zine once it’s published regardless of whether or not their application is accepted. 

Important Information
Up to three pieces may submitted with up to four photos of each piece. 

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Call for Applications : ArtSpeaks / Nefarious Contemporary: Ongoing

Call for Applications : ArtSpeaks / Nefarious Contemporary: Ongoing
 

Application Deadline: 07/16/2021
Entry Fee: No entry Fee
Location: Virtual
Mediums Accepted: All Mediums Welcome

Call Description 
As an exhibiting artist, you might not have had the opportunity to give an artist talk yet. Maybe you’ve had a recent change in your work and would like to gain experience expressing your new ideas. Or you’ve recently begun research on a new topic you’d like to present on. All movers and shakers within the art world are welcomed and encouraged to apply to our ArtSpeaks series! Through the on-line zoom format, we will be providing a space, free of charge, for your voice to be heard

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Call for Artists: Awesome Foundation Grants: Rolling Deadline

Call for Artists: Awesome Foundation Grants: Rolling Deadline

Application Deadline: Rolling

Eligibility: International

Call Description:

The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time. Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come out of pockets of the chapter’s “trustees” and are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects. 

The Foundation claims no ownership over the projects it supports. It is, in the words of one of our trustees, a micro-genius grant for flashes of micro-brilliance. Anyone is eligible for a grant — individuals, groups, and organizations alike. If you can fill out the application form, you can apply. Every chapter interprets “awesome” for itself. As such, awesome projects include initiatives in a wide range of areas including arts, technology, community development, and more. Many awesome projects are novel or experimental, and evoke surprise and delight. Awesome sometimes challenges and often inspires.

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Call to Artists: ART In Embassies Program: Ongoing

Established by the United States Department of State in 1964, the ART In Embassies Program is a global museum that exhibits original works of art by U.S. citizens in the public rooms of approximately 180 American diplomatic residences worldwide.

To submit images to ART staff for consideration in upcoming exhibitions please e-mail .jpg or .gif images of your works no larger than 50k in size, to artinembassies@state.gov.

Deadline: Ongoing.

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Call to Artists: New American Paintings by Open Studios Press: Ongoing

The Open Studios Press sponsors 6 juried competitions per year. Winners receive full-color spreads in our nationally distributed periodical, New American Paintings.

Our competitions are open to all artists working within the United States.

Deadline: Ongoing.

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Call to Artists: Phoenix Gallery: Ongoing

Phoenix Gallery, located at 1829 S. Halsted St., is an art and empowerment space that is now open in the Chicago Arts District. We are looking for a stylistically and culturally diverse group of artists that are interested in becoming a part of our creative family. The collective artists will be promoted and displayed throughout the calendar year, and artists who sign up for a year-long term will also be featured in their own solo exhibition.

Please note that the collaborative is not commission based. Instead, there is a small monthly rental/promotional fee. There are varying rental lengths available, and you do not have to be a Chicago resident in order to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing

Interested parties should send an artist statement, a resume/CV, and at least 5 samples of work to artists@phoenixgroupchicago.com.

Contact Phoenix Gallery at info@phoenixgroupchicago.com

Our Mission

Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid-Atlantic since 1981.

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Phone: 410.962.8565
E-mail: map@mdartplace.org

     
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