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September 8, 2015
SHADES OF GRAY Shades of Gray offers artists a chance to win recognition and have their work featured in Drawing magazine and win $1000! The competition is open to all work created entirely in black, white, and gray in media. Entry Fee Details: http://bit.ly/1IfwnhL


January 4, 2016
CALL TO ARTISTS : CASH AWARDS : JURIED EXHIBIT Embracing Our Differences is accepting submissions for its 13th annual outdoor juried art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion to be displayed spring 2016 in Sarasota, FL USA. 42 artists will be selected. National and international submissions accepted. Final selections will be made by a 3-judge panel. $3,000 (US) in awards. There is no submission fee nor limit on the number of entries. Details: 941-404-5710 OR http://embracingourdifferences.org OR Info@EmbracingOurDifferences.org


August 31, 2015
A SHOW OF HEADS An international, thematic group exhibition curated and hosted by the Limner Gallery October 22 – November 21, 2015. The exhibition is based on the portrayal and interpretation of the human head and is open for entry to all artists working in any media. Artists may submit portraiture, partial, composite or multiple interpretations of the head. From the group exhibition, three artists will be selected to appear in the annual, “Best of Limner” Magazine and catalog. Deadline August 31. On-line entry form at http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/head.htm Questions via email : slowart@aol.com, or mail to : SlowArt Productions, 123 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Details: http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/head.htm OR slowart@aol.com


August 31, 2015
ADVISORY FIRM LOOKING FOR ARTISTS | NEW ARTWORK PLATFORM An innovative art advisory with a mission to support independent artists. We are changing the way buyers discover and purchase art in order to expose artists to more opportunities. We’re continuously building our Artist Community to support this goal. While there is an application process, there are NO FEES. Apply to our community today! *Artists will have access to Aug referral program. Details: http://tinyurl.com/nzs48dj OR info@indiewalls.com

August 31, 2015
CALL TO ARTISTS FOR “LINES INTO SHAPES” COMPETITION AND SALE The Art Center of Estes Park 19th Annual call for submissions from U.S. residing artists who create original fine art within the limits of 8 different categories including but not limited to painting, sculpture, jewelry, fiber, printing etc. Work must be original and executed within the past two years and All artwork must be for sale. Entry fee. Details: http://www.artcenterofestes.com/LIS/OnlineArtShowsCall.html

August 31, 2015
PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION CALL FOR ENTRIES : AS TIME GOES BY With the advent of photography we have acquired a new way to record our autobiographical memories allowing us to freeze and record events in time and to recall those moments over and over again. The passing of time can be recorded by photography in many ways. This theme asks you to explore the passage of time. NO ENTRY FEE Details: 800-028-7338 OR http://thephotographicangle.co.uk/competitions OR competitions@thephotgraphicangle.co.uk

August 31, 2015
CALL FOR ARTISTS & ART TEACHERS! ONLINE & ON SITE OPPORTUNITIES! 798 ICAF is China’s biggest children’s art festival, based in Beijing. In 2015, 798 ICAf is in several cities across China and we’re launching our online arts platform. 798 ICAF featured artists are paid to lead workshops via live video streaming or pre-recorded video content. You can be based anywhere in the world! You could also be invited to China (all expenses paid) to lead workshops on-site. Details: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XOTIzMTk3NjQw.html OR harrietpetty@btinternet.com

August 31, 2015
CALL TO WATER MEDIA ARTIST FOR JURIED EXHIBITION The Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour call for submissions to 90th Annual Open Water Juried Exhibition. The exhibition is open to any artist, and entry is juried by digital image. Open to submissions painted in water based media. Prize-winning paintings will be selected from the original work at the time of hanging. Cash prizes. Entry Fee. Details: http://www.cspwc.com/home.html

August 31, 2015
INTERNATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY IN GERMANY ANNEX:art invites artists to participate in its annual Spatsommer Artist Residency Program. This year’s residency program is being offered in cooperation with Kunsthof Tangendorf located in beautiful Prignitz County midway between Berlin and Hamburg, Germany. The residency program is open to creative individuals working in any genre, including visual art, music and literature. Entry fee. Details: http://www.annexart.com OR info@annexart.com

August 31, 2015
A SHOW OF HEADS An international, thematic group exhibition curated and hosted by the Limner Gallery October 22 – November 21, 2015. The exhibition is based on the portrayal and interpretation of the human head and is open for entry to all artists working in any media. Artists may submit portraiture, partial, composite or multiple interpretations of the head. From the group exhibition, three artists will be selected to appear in the annual, “Best of Limner” Magazine and catalog. Deadline August 31. On-line entry form at http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/head.htm Questions via email : slowart@aol.com, or mail to : SlowArt Productions, 123 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Details: http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/head.htm OR slowart@aol.com

August 31, 2015
A CALL TO ARTISTS FOR ONLINE ART COMPETITION, “ALL ANIMALS” Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 2nd Annual International “ALL Animals” Online Art Competition for the month of August 2015. All 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field are welcome. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online during the month of September 2015. Winners will be announced on September 14 2015. “Entry Fee” Details: 305-509-1788 OR http://tinyurl.com/ndsjpwl OR cago.artcompetition@gmail.com

September 1, 2015
2016 PLAYA ARTIST RESIDENCY APPLICATION NOW OPEN Open to visual and performing artists, writers, scientists and individuals engaged in forms of creative research. PLAYA welcomes a range of applicants from emerging artists of promise to professionals with an established history of accomplishment. Residencies are awarded for 2- 8 weeks and include housing, work or studio space, and twice weekly group dinners at no cost. Application fee. Details: 541-943-3983 OR http://www.playasummerlake.org OR info@playasummerlake.org

September 1, 2015
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK JURIED ART EXHIBITION 2015 Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts invites entries for its third annual juried art exhibition, November 6-29, 2015, at the historic 29 Palms Art Gallery. Artwork must depict or be inspired by the unique aspects of Joshua Tree National Park or its cultural history. $5,000 in awards. Open to living artists 18 and over, 2D or 3D original work created in the last 5 years. Entry fee. Details: http://www.jtnparts.org OR artists@jtnnparts.org

September 4, 2015
MFA @ GALLERY B This juried exhibition is open for entry to MFA Members (artists may join MFA at time of entry). 2-D and 3-D artwork of all media meeting size restrictions are eligible for entry. This exhibition will display at Gallery B in Bethesda, MD. Juror is Margery Goldberg of Zenith Gallery in D.C. Cash awards $1000. Entry fee. Details: 410-268-4566 OR http://www.mdfedart.com/portfolio/54 OR info@mdfedart.org

September 4, 2015
BROOKLYN GALLERY LOOKING FOR ARTISTS We are accepting applications for our fall show, All Good. It is a positive show of uplifting cultural art work. Please visit our website for complete application instructions. We are a relatively new gallery in Red Hook, Brooklyn. This is one theme we will be working with. In the future we will go in different directions. Details: http://www.guddahlgallery.com/about2.html OR guddahlgallery@gmail.com

September 4, 2015
CALL FOR ENTRIES | MATERIALS: HARD & SOFT COMPETITION The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2016 Call for Entries for the 29th annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. NEW! Online submissions and prospectus available at dentonarts.com/materials-hard-and-soft Inquiries may be directed to the Arts Council at (940) 382-2787 or by email. Details: 940-382-2787 OR http://www.dentonarts.com/materials-hard-and-soft OR exhibit@dentonarts.com

September 6, 2015
ORGANIC DESIGNS: JURIED EXHIBITION For a juried exhibition in the Carnegie Arts Center’s Lobby Galleries, artists from throughout northern and central California may submit work that reflects an inspiration from any organic, natural or botanical sources, or by the spirit of nature that influenced the Art Nouveau movement. All media will be considered. Entry Fee. $1700 total prizes. Details: 209-632-5761 OR http://www.carnegieartsturlock.org/#!call-for-entries/cdn5 OR information@carnegieartsturlock.org

September 8, 2015
SHADES OF GRAY Shades of Gray offers artists a chance to win recognition and have their work featured in Drawing magazine and win $1000! The competition is open to all work created entirely in black, white, and gray in media. Entry Fee Details: http://bit.ly/1IfwnhL

September 9, 2015
CALL FOR ENTRIES | 19TH JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu) that gives awards in each of its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. Entries are sought from professional, amateur, independent and commercial creators across the globe. Details: http://j-mediaarts.jp/en.php OR jmaf@cgarts.or.jp

September 10, 2015
CALL FOR ENTRY: SMALL WONDERS Any original 2-D artwork not exceeding 11″ and 3-D artwork not exceeding 7″ is eligible for entry. Juror is Georgia Deal, Corcoran School of Arts and Design. Awards $1000. Entry fee. Details: 410-268-4566 OR http://mdfedart.com/portfolio/52 OR info@mdfedart.org

September 10, 2015
LOGO DESIGN FOR HALF MOON BAY ART & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL Deadline September 10, 2015. Graphic Artists, Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival Logo Design Competition, over $2,000 cash, prizes. Capture the essence of this festival and the coastal community. Winning logo artwork will be used for the Official Festival Poster, T-Shirts, Glassware, & web based marketing materials. See past winners, entry fee, details and Entry Form at web address. Details: 650-726-9533 OR http://hmbartpumpkin.com OR logo2016@gmail.com

September 10, 2015
PERCEPTIONS JURIED SHOW & EXHIBITION Show the world your perception of life. Whether you are a professional artist or an amateur, your view does matter. Show the abstract or the concrete, people or places, fantasy or reality. The whole world is curious about your perception. Show us through your art! Entry fee per piece Details: 973-670-6165 OR http://www.springstreetartcenter.org

September 12, 2015
CALL FOR ENTRIES: FALL NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION: DRAWING Open to all drawing media. We are open to new techniques and materials that push the definition of conventional drawing. Only online entries with digitally uploaded images will be accepted. JUROR: Jack Fischer, Owner of Jack Fischer Gallery 311 Potrero Ave. San Francisco, CA Awards given. Fees Required Details: 415-506-0137 OR http://tinyurl.com/kd4nxj5 OR info@marinmoca.org

September 12, 2015
CUT UPS & CHROMADDICTS Sliced and diced mash-ups; image, texture, text seem to be bubbling to the top. Rising up along side are works of intense chroma, the color saturated and layered, blowing out the boundaries between figuration and abstraction. 2D and 3D are encouraged. Midwest Pressed are hot for this. Show us what you’ve got. Judges: Aaron Wilson and Tim Dooley of Midwest Pressed. Entry Fee. Details: 319-431-2669 OR http://tinyurl.com/o57gruk OR blackearthgallery@gmail.com

September 15, 2015
LANDSCAPES ONLINE ART SHOW THEME- “Land´scape n. 1. A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains. PAY IT FORWARD- We will be donating 10% of all entry fees from this show to the Global Food Crisis Fund. ELIGIBILITY- All artists 18 and over may enter. SALES- All sales are conducted solely between the artist and the buyer. Entry Fee Details: http://www.colorsofhumanityartgallery.com/Landscapes-2015/Landscapes-2015-Prospectus-and/n-6CbSwN OR colorsofhumanity@gmail.com

September 15, 2015
GRANTS FOR ARTISTS 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’s website. In 2014, the Bader Fund awarded eight grants totaling $120,000. Details: 202-288-4608 OR http://tinyurl.com/oaejhvb OR grants@baderfund.org

September 18, 2015
CALL FOR ARTISTS: FIVE BY FIVE 2015 EXHIBITION SUBMIT your 5X5″ artwork. It’s Small Art for a BIG Cause. 2D, 3D, all mediums are eligible. Participating visual and performing artists are donating their work and will be exhibited at the Tampa Museum of Art on Oct. 16, 2015. Visual art is being sold for flat fee. Proceeds from donated artwork fund individual artist grants and workshops from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. No entry fee. Details: 813-276-8250 OR http://FiveByFiveTampaBay.com OR info@FiveByFiveTampaBay.com

September 27, 2015
RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITY IN MEXICO The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writer’s Residency Program is located in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico. National and International visual artists, photographers, dancers, writers, new media makers and musicians over the age of 23 are encouraged to apply for one-month residencies. Two-person collaborative teams are also encouraged to apply. Application fee. Details: http://www.deborahkruger.com/1/art-residency.html

September 28, 2015
HIP HOP: CALL FOR ENTRIES The University of North Georgia (UNG) Art Galleries seeks work dealing with cultural identification through Hip-Hop, for an exhibition in February - March, 2016. Works in all media will be considered. Email low-resolution images, artist statement, and resume to gallery@ung.edu. Details: http://www.ung.edu/art-galleries OR http://ung.edu/art-galleries/contribute OR gallery@ung.edu

September 30, 2015
6TH EPICASE ART&ILLUSTRATION COMPETITION 2015 6th Epicase Art&Illustration Competition 2015 is opening from August 20st to September 30th, 2015. First Place to Third Place winner will receive USD 2,000(USD 1,000 per month for 2months) and Fourth to fifth place winners will receive USD 1.000. October 30th – Winners announcement PM 5:00 Categories – Illustration,Fine art,Pictogram,Calligraphy,Junk art, Typography,Graffiti,Webtoon,etc. Details: http://www.myepicase.com/en/ystar

October 2, 2015
SIXTY SQUARE INCHES: 18TH NORTH AMERICAN SMALL PRINT EXHIBIT 18th North American Small Prints Exhibition from January 11 – February 20. Open to artists in the US, Canada, Mexico. Entries must be original fine art prints in any media completed in the last 3 years (2013-2015). No image size larger than 60 square inches (height x width). Juror: Kim Vito, Wright State University. Entry fee: $25 for 3 images of original fine art prints. Entry fee. Details: 765-494-3061 OR https://purdueuniversitygalleries.submittable.com/submit

October 2, 2015
COMMUNICATION ARTS INTERACTIVE COMPETITION 2016 Enter the most prestigious competition for interactive media, the Communication Arts Interactive Competition. Selected by a panel of distinguished programmers, designers and CDs, the winning entries will be distributed in the CA Interactive Annual, and on commarts.com, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work. Entry fee: $100-125 ($30-45 for Student Work). Details: 650-326-6040 OR http://www.commarts.com/competitions/interactive OR competition@commarts.com

October 2, 2015
MACROSCOPE MACROSCOPE is a gallery exhibit that seeks works of art of any medium, style, or genre, which explore big ideas. This is open to very wide interpretation, and may be descriptive, symbolic, or literal in representing or embodying grand ideas themselves, or the process of considering them. This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type, style, or media. Entry Fee applies. Details: 513-861-3638 OR http://www.manifestgallery.org/macroscope/index.html

October 3, 2015
$5,000 CASH PRIZES : DAVE BOWN PROJECTS : PHOTO COMPETITION 2015 Jurors: Brian Paul Clamp, Director, ClampArt, New York; and Karen Irvine, Curator and Associate Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography. Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown Projects as submissions are received. Entry fee. Details: 917-365-5265 OR http://davebownprojects.com OR info@davebownprojects.com

October 15, 2015
TEACHERS AGAINST PREJUDICE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ART CONTEST Open to students in grades 1-4 in any country. Submit artwork on the theme of “Games Around the World” in jpeg format by e-mail or on disk. First and second prizes ($100-$150) awarded in two categories. No entry fee. Details: http://www.teachersagainstprejudice.org/index2.php?p=art_contest_2015

October 15, 2015
CALL TO ARTISTS: INDIAN WELLS INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL Attracting upwards of 10,000 art collectors and serious buyers in attendance, the Festival showcases national and international fine art and high-quality craft artists. The 14th Annual Indian Wells International Arts Festival, April 1-3, 2016, at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden – Indian Wells, CA. Open to all media artists, selected by jury process. Entry fee; apply online via EntryThingy. Details: 760-346-0042 OR www.indianwellsartsfestival.com/artists.html OR info@indianwellsartsfestival.com

October 20, 2015
PHOTOBOOK 2015, 6TH ANNUAL SHOW 20 self-published photobooks will be selected for exhibition & sale at Davis Orton Gallery & ONLINE CATALOG/GALLERY. 4 books will be selected as Best in Show. Two photographs by each Best of Show will be exhibited at the Davis Orton Gallery.The following month, all photobooks will be exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Jurors: Paula Tognarelli and Karen Davis. Entry Fee. Details: 581-697-0266 OR http://davisortongallery.com/calls-for-work/photobook-2015 OR karen@davisortongallery.com

October 23, 2015
CALL FOR THE POWER OF SMALL THEMED ART All media 2-D and 3-D national juried gallery exhibition for December 2015-January 2016. Cash awards. Email entries and PayPal accepted. See “Call for Entries” tab on website. Entry fee. Details: 540-760-6928 OR http://www.fccava.org OR curator-frederick-gallery@fccava.org

October 31, 2015
2015 PROIFY INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS The Proify International Photography Awards is an annual competition dedicated to emerging photographers all over the world. With over $5,000 cash, prizes and awards this non-professional devoted contest provides a unique opportunity to earn credibility, funding and global exposure. Entrants may submit their best images to a variety of 8 different categories – Landscape, street, portrait, after dark, wedding, panoramic, retro, HDR. There are no limits to submissions. Anybody who earns less than 20,000 USD per year as a photographer is welcome to enter the contest. Minors may also enter, with permission from a parent or guardian. Details: http://www.proify.com/

October 31, 2015
THE BLACK RIVER CHAPBOOK COMPETITION Twice each year Black Lawrence Press will run this competition for an unpublished chapbook of poems or short fiction between 16-36 pages in length. The contest is open to new, emerging, and established writers. The winner will receive book publication, a $500 cash award, and ten copies of the book. Recent winners include Shane McCrae, Simone Muench, Blake Kimzey, Caleb Curtiss, and Sam Sax. Entry fee. Details: http://www.blacklawrence.com/submissions-and-contests/the-black-river-chapbook-competition

November 10, 2015
JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The Jaipur International film festival promotes new movie makers, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas & culture between India & other nations in context of their social and cultural ethos. JIFF also promotes friendship and co-operation among people of the world through the medium of films & documentaries. Multiple genres and formats accepted. Submission fee. Details: http://www.jiffindia.org/entryform.html

November 12, 2015
MEMBERS ONLY COMPETITION Enter the Portrait Society of America’s 11th annual Members Only Competition. This year, the competition will be by subject and members can enter all five categories: Commissioned Portrait, Non-Commissioned Portrait, Still-Life, Outside the Box, and Landscape. Entry fee is $35 per category. Details and membership info can be found online at portraitsociety.org Details: 877-772-4321 OR http://www.portraitsociety.org/#! OR info@portraitsociety.org

December 1, 2015
SLAM LOCAL ARTIST MARKET (DAVIS SQ. SOMERVILLE) Spaces are available to exhibit your work in upcoming SLAM markets throughout 2015 (10 scheduled markets) – All media is considered. Now in its 6th year, SLAM offers local artists a place to show & sell their work, as well as an opportunity for local residents to find a wide variety of art & handmade goods in one location. Entry fee. Details: 617-816-3056 OR http://burren.com/SLAM.html OR marykeane55@hotmail.com

December 31, 2015
RESIDENCY RETREAT IN ARTIST TOWN IN THE OZARKS The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow has eight suites in two houses. Each suite has a bedroom, private bath and writing room. Residencies are available year-round to writers of all kinds, artists and composers. We are the only Colony in the world that has a suite for culinary writers, with a kitchen equipped by Kitchen Aid. Sit down to a gourmet dinner five nights a week, relax and write! Entry fee. Details: 479-253-7444 OR director@writerscolony.org

January 1, 2016
AFTERIMAGE MAGAZINE SEEKS ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS Afterimage seeks submissions, particularly for exhibition and book reviews. In its fourth decade of publication, Afterimage is a journal at the cutting edge of contemporary media arts (including independent photography, film/video, and digital art), communication and media studies, and alternative publishing that also publishes some of the most significant historical studies in these fields. No entry fee. Details: http://vsw.org/afterimage

January 4, 2016
CALL TO ARTISTS : CASH AWARDS : JURIED EXHIBIT Embracing Our Differences is accepting submissions for its 13th annual outdoor juried art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion to be displayed spring 2016 in Sarasota, FL USA. 42 artists will be selected. National and international submissions accepted. Final selections will be made by a 3-judge panel. $3,000 (US) in awards. There is no submission fee nor limit on the number of entries. Details: 941-404-5710 OR http://embracingourdifferences.org OR Info@EmbracingOurDifferences.org


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