Deadline: September 8, 2017. ArtWorks for Freedom and VisArts Call for Entries:Picturing Freedom. Picturing Freedomis a nationwide poster contest that will present winning posters on Artwork for Freedom’s website as well as in a pop up exhibit in a Washington, D.C. gallery during the month of October, 2017. The Subject: Human Trafficking. It is estimated that over 21 million people around the world are victims of forced labor of all kinds. That’s today, in 2017. From the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the goods we buy and even some of the people we meet, exploited and forced into the commercial sex industry, forced labor touches us in ways we try not to imagine. We invite professional and student artists, illustrators and graphic designers to create visually innovative and provocative interpretations of human trafficking and the myriad issues related to its proliferation. For more information and to apply: https://visarts.submittable.com/submit/85609/2017-juried-poster-contest-picturing-freedom
(New)The 5th A.I.R. Currents Exhibition: Abortion – NY
Deadline: October 6, 2017. Abortion. Roe v. Wade. Again. A burning, controversial subject that divides us. For years we took having control over our bodies for granted. Now we can’t. Did you have one? Do you know someone who did? Was it legal? Did someone you knew die as the result of an illegal abortion? Or, were their bodies so screwed up afterward that they could not have children when they wanted them? Do you have remorse? Did you tell anyone about it? What is the definition of pro life anyway? Aren’t we all pro life? Are you against abortion? For abortion? Express your rage or your acceptance, your sorrow, your ambivalence, your thoughts: tell them in visual prose, video, photography, painting, mixed mediums, sculptures, prints, performance. For more information, visit: https://www.airgallery.org/currents-2017/
(New)Call for Entries: Juried Competition in conjunction with the forthcoming "Antillean Visions" exhibition at the Lowe Art Museum (Miami) - FL
Deadline: September 1, 2017. he Lowe Art Museum seeks 2D art/works-on-paper for a juried competition in conjunction with a forthcoming exhibition on Caribbean maps entitled Antillean Visions, which opens on February 1, 2018. Submissions must engage with the theme of the larger exhibition: maps, cartography, or geography in/of the Caribbean region. Submissions are limited to two (2) works per artist. The jury seeks entries by professional artists, as well as students enrolled in a studio arts program at a recognized university, college, or arts school. Winners will be notified in early October. Selected artworks must be delivered (at the sender’s expense) to the Lowe Art Museum already framed, glazed, and ready-to-hang. Failure to do so will eliminate the entry. Professional-quality photographs of all entries must be digitally submitted/emailed to email@example.com by September 1, 2017. A cash reward will be awarded to Grand Prize winner(s). For more information on the Lowe, visit the Museum website at: http://www6.miami.edu/lowe/index.html
(New)A Laugh, a Smirk, or a Snicker - AZ
Deadline: September 12, 2017. Humor can break barriers. It can change our perspective and make us receptive to new ideas. Humor helps us to communicate our message, and in doing so humor connects us. Because of this, there are many different ways to express and experience humor. Florence Quater Gallery at Southwest University of Visual Arts, is celebrating the many ways artists express themselves through humorous means. By sharing your artistic sense of humor, you can contribute to this connection by taking part in this interdisciplinary exhibition. Art will be selected for inclusion by an interdisciplinary panel of jurors. All artists over the age of 18 and practicing in the United States are eligible. For more details, please visit http://www.suva.edu/submissions
(New)Arboreal: An Open Call for Artwork About Trees - OH
Deadline: August 30, 2017. Manifest Creative Research Gallery in Cincinnati, OH announces a call to artists for an upcoming art exhibition, November 10 - December 8, 2017. This is an open call to artists worldwide working in any media to share works that either directly or indirectly address the topic of trees or related aspects. The theme is open to wide interpretation, and works may explore various avenues of thought around the tree, its dependents, or its wood. This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental. The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that works must feature or address trees, or related ideas, concerns, or subjects. This does not mean, necessarily, 'pictures of trees', and can include a wide variety of perspectives centered on the subject. $40 for up 3 entries, $10 for each additional entry. For more information, visit: http://www.3square-art.com/ or call 513-861-3638. http://www.manifestgallery.org/
(New)Call for Entries "What the World Needs Now" - GA
Deadline: August 18, 2017. An Open Call for Entries for photography and photo-based art (including photography, mixed media, painting, print, drawing and wall sculpture) to submit and exhibit artwork, and participate in 2017 ATLANTA CELEBRATES PHOTOGRAPHY at the B complex Gallery. "What the World Needs Now" is a juried group exhibition that takes us back to the indispensable truths of life. It will be a document and celebration of the joy, togetherness, beauty and love that we need now more than ever. Co-curated by Anita Arliss and Ruben Natal-San Miguel. This September 2017, the art works selected for this exhibition at the B Complex Gallery will exalt the bliss of living and loving that is needed now more than ever. For submission guidelines and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1819343111713955/?ti=icl
(New)When Things are Strange - ND
Deadline: August 24th, 2017 (Online entries accepted only). A National Juried All Media Exhibition (except video). When Things are Strange, 2017 is organized by The University of North Dakota’s Department of Art & Design and seeks artwork of any media (except video) on the topic of when things are strange. This exhibition wants to see the things you find strange, odd, peculiar and even magical or bizarre. This theme crosses many subjects such as portraiture, montage, documentary, assemblage and surrealism to name a few. From the mundane of everyday life, to dreamscape realities or to the circus show of contemporary politics we want to know what you find or create that is strange, unusual or out of the norm. ENTRY PROCEDURE: Please copy and paste the Entry Form from https://www.ravenwolfgallery.com/juried-show.html into a WORD file or send us a document to include, your contact information, title, sizes, media and prices of entries with your images. Please also include your Paypal transaction#. Email completed entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org (all media except video accepted). See https://www.ravenwolfgallery.com/ for more information.
LDG Ninth Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition - PA Deadline: September 2, 2017. The Lore Degenstein Gallery of Susquehanna University announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, October 28 - December 10, 2017 in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. $6000 in awards: First $2500, Second $1250, Third $950, Fourth $750, Fifth $550. Juror: Alia El-Bermani. Submissions are being accepted for this national, juried visual art competition and exhibition, open to two-dimensional figurative artists (referencing the human figure in some way), who are over the age of 18, working in painting, drawing, printmaking, or fiber. $25 entry fee. For additional information, visit: https://www.susqu.edu/about-su/art-gallery
Northeast Regional Juried Exhibition - DE Deadline: September 15, 2017. Accepted Media:Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Fiber, Textiles, Ceramics and more. Artists will be notified of the juror’s selections by October 25, 2017. Artists will be responsible for delivery of accepted artworks to Chris White Gallery or the provided shipping address. All artwork must be picked up after the exhibition. All accepted works must remain for the duration of the exhibition. Chris White Gallery is not responsible for any shipping or handling costs. Submission Fee: $35 for 5 images. Eligibility: Artists 18 and older residing in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, D.C, New Jersey and New York are welcome to submit. Chris White Gallery reserves the right to reject any accepted artwork that does not meet the standards for display, eligibility rules listed above, is deemed unsafe, differs from artist’s photo(s) and/or description, or for any other reason. Visit https://www.chriswhitegallery.com/callforart/ for more information.
RFQ for Public Art, MLK Jr. Memorial Library Ceiling Design – DC Deadline: August 31, 2017. The District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) Public Art Program is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and statements of interest from individual artists, designers or art/design teams for a ceiling treatment to be produced in conjunction with the modernization of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (Central) Library, at 901 G St. NW. This is an opportunity to design a signature visual feature of the Library’s Grand Reading Room, drawing upon the Library’s vast Special Collections archive of D.C. history. Applicants are asked to submit samples of past work, along with a statement of interest that explains the relevance of past work to this opportunity, by August 31, 2017. From this application, a professional Review Panel will award stipends to a group of semifinalists who will develop full proposals this fall. This call is open applicants 18 or older; must be available for intermittent meetings in Washington, D.C. during 2018 and to oversee installation in 2019. See full details and apply at: http://bit.ly/2h7CByp CONTACT: For questions or accessibility accommodations, please contact Project Consultant, Natalie Campbell, at email@example.com.
Call for Curatorial Proposals - MA Deadline: September 17, 2017. Gallery 263 is currently accepting exhibition proposals for our Curatorial Proposal Series (CPS)! Through our Curatorial Proposal Series artists and groups of artists of all experience levels have the opportunity to collaborate with Gallery 263 staff to organize and present polished, self-curated exhibitions in our 700 sq/ft storefront gallery. The CPS is Gallery 263’s main exhibition program, amounting to four shows annually, and is the only way to be considered for a proposed group or solo exhibition. Learn more & apply: http://gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/curatorial-proposal-series/ Questions?: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Artists - "Skies" International Art Competition - CA Deadline: August 27, 2017. Fusion Art invites submissions for the Skies online art exhibition for the month of September 2017.For this competition, artists are encouraged to submit their best art and photography depicting the sky. The sky is everything that lies above the surface of the Earth, including the atmosphere and outer space. The theme includes any depiction of the skies, including clouds, rainbows, aurorae, lightning, precipitation and storms, stars, planets, moon, celestial events, the night sky, the day sky, dusk and dawn - just as long as the sky is the main focus. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists and photographers over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and nonrepresentational work. Cash prizes will be given to the top 3 winners in each category and Best in Show winners will receive an invitation to participate in Fusion Art’s annual group show in Palm Springs in November 2017. Worldwide publicity and promotion for winning artists. Please visit http://fusionartps.com/skies-art-competition-september-2017/ for competition guidelines and to submit.
The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund - DC Deadline: September 15, 2017. Call for grant applications. The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund invites grant applications from visual artists who are aged 40 years and over and who live within 150 miles of Washington, DC. Artists working in performance, video, and film are not eligible for Bader Fund grants. To download an application form, visit the Bader Fund website. In 2016, the Bader Fund awarded seven grants totaling $105,000. Deadline is September 15, 2017 (postmark date).Details: 202-288-4608 OR http://www.baderfund.org OR email@example.com.
Art from Art: Open Call for Artwork Inspired by Other Works - OH Deadline: August 28, 2017. Manifest Creative Research Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio announces a call to artists for an upcoming art exhibition, November 10 - December 8, 2017. This exhibit sets out to survey and showcase works that reference, borrow, re-contextualize or otherwise utilize existing artworks, whether old or new, in a clear or obvious way. The ways in which this may be realized are incredibly numerous, and we are eager to see the various approaches artists feel fit this theme. There is no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental. The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that works must in some way qualify as art from art. $40 entry fee. For more information, visit: http://www.manifestgallery.org/artfromart/; http://www.manifestgallery.org/
SculptureWalk 2018 - SD Deadline: October 1, 2017. SculptureWalk Sioux Falls 2018 Call to Sculptors link - sculpturewalksiouxfalls.com/artists. All participating sculptors are paid $1,000 Hoorarium for each sculpture. SculptureWalk Virtuoso Sculptor Certification - All sculptures are judged by 8 participating sculptor judges, We recognize 1 Overall Best of Show who is awarded $2,000 and each of the 9 other Best of Show receive $1,000. SculptureWalk also has satellite programs at the University of Sioux Falls, University of South Dakota, Vermillion South Dakota, Watertown South Dakota and an indoor program at Avera McKennan Hospital - all pay nice Honorariums. Hope you consider participating in SculptureWalk 2018, Jim Clark, Director. Exposure: The Photo Documentary - PA Deadline: September 6, 2017. Through images we can imagine our own stories. Through documentary photography we chronicle events and environments relevant to history as well as everyday life. A story can be found in many styles of photography: portrait, still life, fashion and commercial, city and urban landscapes and traditional landscapes. What’s the story in your photo?Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all artists working in the wide variety of photographic media. Go to New Hope Arts at: http://www.newhopearts.org/default.aspx?pg=1179 for prospectus and information.
2018 S&R Washington Award - DC Deadline: October 5, 2017. Are you an emerging artist looking to further your craft? The Washington Award recognizes talented artists working in visual arts, music, and dance. Why apply? · Winners receive an unconditional cash prize of $5,000 to support their career development. · An additional $5,000 may be awarded as a Grand Prize to an artist of outstanding ability. · Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs. · Award winners may be eligible for performances or exhibitions supported by S&R Foundation. To learn more and to apply online visit: www.sandr.org/programs/washington-award
The Chelsea International Photography Competition - NY Deadline: September 13, 2017. Photographers at both the amateur and professional level are invited to enter the Chelsea International Photography Competition. With a fierce dedication to promoting the arts and discovering and exposing new talent, the CIPC will honor selected artists with an exhibition at Agora Gallery, providing invaluable exposure to promote career growth and boost recognition. This year’s competition awards are valued at over $55,000 and are designed specifically to support our larger mission: to promote the spread of extraordinary and innovative art in our modern world and to ensure the future productivity and enhance the careers of selected artists. Selected photographers will participate in the collective exhibition and receive valuable PR opportunities. A portion of the gallery’s proceeds from artwork sales will be donated to the Children’s Heart Foundation. Ready to enter for the chance to exhibit in New York? Visit http://www.agora-gallery.com/competition/photography for competition details and instructions on how to enter. You can also contact us at http://firstname.lastname@example.org. Restructured (Feminist Art) - MA Deadline: September 17, 2017. The history of feminist art starting in the 1970’s up until now has been filled with controversy, turbulence, progress and backlashes against women, women’s art, and its place in art history. A question emerges: What is feminist art? And more accurately what is feminist art today? Full details: http://navegallery.org/wp/restructured-cfe/
2018 DELTA NATIONAL SMALL PRINTS EXHIBITION - AR Deadline: October 22, 2017. Artists from around the world have the opportunity to enter this competition, which is chosen by a nationally known expert in the field of printmaking. Along with selecting the exhibition, the juror also determines which works receive awards, including purchase prizes. This year the juror is Mary Weaver Chapin, Curator of Prints and Drawings at Portland Art Museum. Eligibility: Open to all artists 18 and older. Submissions must be original works on paper, created within the last two years, including but not limited to, digital, intaglio, lithographic, photographic, relief, serigraphic and stencil processes. Monotypes are also eligible but reproductions of pre-existing works are not. Entry Fee: A $35 (nonrefundable) entry fee permits each artist to submit up to three prints. In an attempt to be eco-friendly, our Call for Entry is available Online Only. For details visit: http://bradburyartmuseum.org/ or go directly to: https://arkansasstateuniversity.formstack.com/forms/2018dnspe
5th Annual Juried 2017 FL3TCH3R Exhibit - Social and Politically Engaged Art - TN Deadline: August 31, 2017. Artists are invited to enter The FL3TCH3R Exhibit, held October 9 - December 15, 2017 at Reece Museum, East TN State University (ETSU) in Johnson City, Tennessee. Best of Show Award; two Awards of Excellence; Reece Museum Award; Sammie L. Nicely Appalachian Award, others TBA. Juror: Anita Kunz, renowned Canadian illustrator/painter. Open to all artists and designers 18 years of age and older residing in the United States or any other country as long as entry fee is paid in U.S. dollars. All work must be original. All 2D, 3D, performance/installation (via video), sound/audio, and film/video art are eligible. Specific categories include: Ceramics, Digital, Fiber, Glass, Graphic Design, Jewelry/Metals, Mixed Media (2D), Mixed Media (3D), Painting (All), Performance/Installation (via video), Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Sound/ Audio, Video/Film, & Other. $40 for 3 entries by 8/22; $45 by 8/23-8/31; $10 each add'l entry. More info (PDF) @: http://fl3tch3rexhibit.com/downloads/prospectus.pdf; http://www.fl3tch3rexhibit.com/
The Cup, The Mug 2017: A National Juried Exhibition of Drinking Vessels - NY Deadline: October 2, 2017. A national juried exhibition, open to all U.S. artists 18 years and older, working in ceramics, glass, wood, or metal. Submissions must be cups, mugs, or other drinking vessels. All work submitted must be for sale. Juror: Peter Pincus, ceramic artist and instructor living and working in Rochester, NY. Entry fee: $30 for entry of up to 3 images. $35 for entry of 4 to 6 images. Once entry is submitted, fees are non-refundable regardless of acceptance into the exhibition A total of $1,000 in cash awards, "Best in Show" receives $500! Exhibition dates: December 2, 2017–January 4, 2018. Apply for the Cup, Mug 2017 here: https://mainstreetarts.submittable.com/submit/60892/the-cup-the-mug-2017. For more information on Main Street Arts, visit our website: www.mainstreetartsgallery.com Contact information: 315-462-0210 email@example.com
Precision: 8th Annual International Juried Exhibition - NC
Deadline: August 25th, 2017. Submissions for this exhibition should demonstrate some element of precision. We are seeking artwork that utilizes skillful rendering, excellent craftsmanship, or precise detail in some aspect of its making. Interpretations of the theme are welcome in a variety of media, subjects, and approaches. Artists are invited to submit two-dimensional, three-dimensional, installation or digital media (including video based media). Composition, technique, style and expression will be considered as well as craft in the selection process. Entry Fee of $20 for up to three submissions. $800 in prizes will be awarded. Artists are invited to submit two-dimensional, three-dimensional, installation or digital media (including video based media). Eligibility: Open to all national and international artists. Works must be completed within the last three years and not have been previously exhibited at the A.D. Gallery. Artwork should be original, no mass produced prints or reproductions. Submitting artists must be at least 18 years of age. For a full prospectus, please visit: https://www.uncp.edu/sites/default/files/8th.Juried.Call_.pdf
First Annual National Juried Exhibition - WI
Deadline: August 18, 2017. The new Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, in central Wisconsin, is now accepting entries for its first annual juried art exhibition, October 6 - December 29, 2017. $10,000 will be awarded to Best of Show. Juror: Alyssa Monks. Open to all artists in the United States. Must be at least 18 years of age. All mediums are accepted, with the exception of video and computer generated works. $50 entry fee. More info. visit: https://wmoca.org/?page_id=181, https://wmoca.org
LACDA 2017 International Juried Competition - CA
Deadline August 28, 2017. Curating Jurors: Anna Katz, Assistant Curator: MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Art. Dhyandra Lawson, Associate Curator: LACMA, L.A. County Museum of Art. Enter our juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44x60 inches on museum quality paper (approximately a $2,500-$3,000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition in our main gallery September 14-October 7, 2017. Ten second place winners will also be exhibited. Deadline August 28, complete details: http://lacda.com/juried/juriedshow.html
Drawing from Perception VIII - OH
Deadline: September 15th, 2017. Drawing from Perception VIII is a national juried drawing exhibition organized by Wright State University’s Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries and Department of Art and Art History. Its aim is to highlight the finest contemporary examples of drawing from direct observation using traditional media. Exhibition dates: January 16-February 25, 2018. The exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States 18 years of age or older. Current faculty, staff, and students of Wright State University are ineligible. $30 to enter up to three works. Cash awards; Juror Catherine Kehoe http://www.catherinekehoe.com received her MFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts, Boston University. She teaches painting and drawing at Massachusetts College of Art & Design. Kehoe is a cofounder of Black Pond Studio in southeastern Massachusetts. She is represented by Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston. to apply: Prospectus: https://liberal-arts.wright.edu/art-galleries/exhibitions/drawing-from-perception-viii To enter: https://steingalleries.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/36974/UNY8KjYZZj