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April 1, 2015
THE ARTIST’S MAGAZINE ANNUAL ART COMPETITION More than $25,000 in prizes will be awarded, and Top Award Winners will be featured in the December 2015 issue of The Artist’s Magazine! All winners will also appear in a special online gallery. There are 5 categories for you to compete and win. Plus, there’s a Special Student/Beginner Division for new artists. Entry fee. Details: 715-445-4612 OR http://bit.ly/TAMAnnualADL OR art-competition@fwmedia.com


June 6, 2015
DAVE BOWN PROJECTS: $10,000 IN CASH PRIZES Jurors: Claire C. Carter, Curator of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator for Collections, Guggenheim Museum, New York; Anna Stothart, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, San Antonio Museum of Art. In addition to the cash prizes listed above; Dave Bown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received. Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown Projects as submissions are received. Entry fee. Details: +1-917-365-5265 OR http://davebownprojects.com OR info@davebownprojects.com


February 28, 2015
ART BIOLOGIC: Nature and Biology Art Biologic is a thematic exhibition based on art inspired by the biological and natural world. Entry is limited to biologic and nature based artwork. Human figuration may be incorporated if it applies to the theme. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, May 14 – June 6, 2015 and is open for entry to all artists working in any media. National magazine publication awards. Entry fee. Details: http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/bio.htm OR slowart@aol.com


February 28, 2015
FLASH FICTION PRIZE Submit Flash stories of 300 words or less. Bret Anthony Johnston will select ten to go in the 2015 Fish Anthology. First Prize €1,000. Second Prize online writing course with Fish Publishing. Any theme or style. Entry fee. Details: http://www.fishpublishing.com

February 28, 2015
THE GATEWAY TO SEDONA ARTIST COMPETITION Painting competition, artist promotion and fundraiser open to all painters over 18 working in traditional media (oils, acrylics, pastels, and watercolors or mixed media 2-D creation). Dedicated page for each painting with website link; artists selected each week for publicity promotion in online news or promoted posts in social media. Over $10,000 in awards – grand prize $5,000. Entry fee. Details: 928-282-4326 OR http://www.PaintingContest.org OR art@gatewaytosedona.com

March 1, 2015
BOSTON AREA CALL FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS Gallery 263 is launching a new series comprised of 6-day long interdisciplinary intensives with 263 Hybrids. Perform, move, play, discuss, teach, make, collaborate! Open to Boston-area artists and collectives, all media and experience levels welcome. Notification: March 9 Exhibition Dates: Monday April 6 – Saturday April 11. Entry fee. Details: http://gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/263-hybrids-2015

March 1, 2015
IHEAP CALL FOR APPLICATION 2015 PARIS / NEW YORK Session XI-“Economies: Can artistic practice produce viable economies outside of the art market? From art market supremacy to economic strategies dissociated from the art market”- The Institut des hautes etudes en arts plastiques (Iheap) is a graduate institute for research and experimentation in art. It is the educational branch of the Biennale de Paris. Entry fee. Details: http://iheap.fr/en/candidature OR secretariat@iheap.fr

March 1, 2015
CALL FOR 2D & 3D ARTWORK Submit 1-3 works. Donated artwork supports our mission to place art in underserved communities. Juried by Arlette Kayafas, Gallery Kayafas Director and James Hull, Interim Director of Exhibitions, School of Visual Arts, Boston University. Play Bingo, win art! Details: http://theartconnection.org/art-bingo-2015

March 1, 2015
SLIDELUCK: BOSTON CALL FOR ENTRIES Limited to residents of the greater Boston area – visual art submissions should consist of 15 to 40 images. Multimedia/video pieces should be 5 long max. For copyright purposes, all audio included in submissions must be open-sourced. The call is open to all forms of visual art, with a theme of “Technology & Art”. Entry fee. Details: http://slideluck.com/boston-call-for-entries OR info@bostoncyberarts.org

March 1, 2015
CALL TO ARTISTS NASHVILLE CHALK FESTIVAL Nashville Chalk Fest is a free event – open to the public. We’re looking for talented artists to participate by creating a beautiful soft pastel painting over the April 11-12th weekend. Your work will be on display and you are able to promote yourself to your local community! All chalk artists will be provided lunch on Sat. & Sun., Festival T-shirts, chalk, water, goodie bag, & Reception! Details: 626-391-3444 OR https://www.facebook.com/nashvillechalkfest OR melanie@wetalkchalk.com

March 2, 2015
EARTH WIND AND FIRE South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA, invites entries of original work that offer distinctive, imaginative imagery within the theme, Earth, Wind & Fire. Juried by Carl Belz, Director Emeritus at Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA. Open to all media. Exhibition dates: April 10 - May 24, 2015. $1200 in prizes. Entry fee. Details: 781-383-2787 OR https://client.smarterentry.com/SSAC OR info@ssac.org

March 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL PORTRAIT COMPETITION The International Portrait Competition is open to all artists, members and non-members with more than $60,000 to be awarded in cash & prizes. The $45 entry fee covers up to 3 submissions and all entries must be uploaded through the website in a jpg digital format by midnight on March 4, 2015. Prospectus located on website indicates all the rules, including size restriction. Details: 850-878-9996 OR http://tiny.cc/rrqesx OR amanda@portraitsociety.org

March 7, 2015
DESIGNING SEX TOYS FOR PLANTS PSX Consultancy is a research project and a workshop that investigates the art and science of natural reproductive strategies of plants. The project accommodates design augmentation inspired by nature and culture, to increase pleasure and (re)productivity of plant sex. If suitable, proposals developed during the workshop will be exhibited during the exhibition. Workshop fee. Details: http://baltanlaboratories.org/article/workshop/designing-sex-toys-for-plants OR info@baltanlaboratories.org

March 9, 2015
CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHY: WINDOWS, MIRRORS, AND DOORS Windows, mirrors and doors can illuminate, select, reflect, frame, repeat, isolate, or distort a subject, as well as serve as subject themselves. Alone or in combination, they contain unlimited possibilities for photographers. Entry fee. Details: 802-388-4500 OR http://www.vtphotoworkplace.com/id280.html OR photos@photoplacegallery.com

March 9, 2015
I-PARK 2015 ENVIRONMENTAL ART PROGRAM I-Park, East Haddam, CT, announces its 2015 Environmental Art Biennale Program, fifth in the series, consisting of a 3-week on-site residency and culminating in a public exhibition. Artists working in all creative disciplines supported by I-Park’s Artists-in-Residence Program, plus performance art, are encouraged to apply. Stipend will be awarded to each artist/collaborating team. Application fee. Details: 860-873-2468 OR http://www.i-park.org/special-programs/2015-environmental-art-program OR leslie@i-park.org

March 10, 2015
30th CHELSEA INTERNATIONAL FINE ART COMPETITION The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition, sponsored by Agora Gallery, has been supporting and benefiting talented artists from around the world for 30 years. The prizes are valued at more than $100,000. Competition will be juried by a panel of jurors, each with a different area of expertise in the art world. Competition opens: Feb 3. Entry fee. Details: http://tinyurl.com/pkk9a3f OR competition@agora-gallery.com

March 13, 2015
CALL FOR ARTISTS AT KREMPP GALLERY 2016 Reviewing portfolios for solo and group shows for 2016. All media. Professional, non-student artists only. Artwork must be presented in a professional manner. Send 10 images for solo show, more for group show, along with artist statement and CV. Digital images should be on CD or emailed. Also, paid opportunities for workshops/gallery talks in conjunction with the exhibit. No fees. Details: 812-482-3070 OR http://www.JasperArts.org OR visualarts@ci.jasper.in.us

March 15, 2015
CALLING EMERGING EARLY CAREER PHOTOGRAPHERS NATIONWIDE! INFOCUS, the photography support organization of Phoenix Art Museum invites emerging or early career photographers to apply for the juried INFOCUS Sidney Zuber Award. The winning artist will receive a cash award of $5000, a two-month exhibition of his/her work at Phoenix Art Museum, $1500 travel reimbursement to attend a reception in his/her honor at the Museum. Entry Fee. Details: http://infocus-phxart.org/ZuberAward

March 15, 2015
INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR Still Life PHOTOGRAPHY More than other genres of photography, still life gives photographers greater latitude in achieving their final vision through the arrangement of objects and composition of design elements. Juror Russell Joslin also welcomes entries that expand or challenge what “still life” photography is, or can be. Entry Fee. Details: http://www.mplsphotocenter.com/exhibits/exhibit-competitions.php

March 17, 2015
13th ANNUAL ART SHOW: UNEXPECTED WORKS OF WHIMSY The Northbrook Public Library is seeking entries for its 13th annual juried art show. We are looking for art that embraces the unusual, repurposes materials or otherwise takes the viewer to a place of whimsy and wonder. Art should surprise the viewer, all mediums considered. Art must be original, no more than 5 years old. Top prize is $2,000. May 31, 2015, deadline. Entry Fee. Details: 847-272-7035 OR http://www.northbrook.info/art-exhibitions OR artshow@northbrook.info

March 18, 2015
NATIONAL CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS, CAMERA USA 2015 Open to photographers taking photographs in the USA. Submit one photograph online for a bricks and mortar exhibition in Naples, FL. $5,000 award for one photographer. Three jurors: Harry Benson, Award Winning International Photojournalist; Patty Carroll, Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and Ariel Shanberg, Executive Director of the Center of Photography at Woodstock. Entry fee. Details: 239-262-6517 OR http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=900 OR jack.obrien@naplesart.org

March 21, 2015
ART STILL OFFERS HOPE Hi, We are pleased to invite you to our project Paintings for Hope. We are giving away a painting a day, for 365 days, completely free. We only ask that you share your hopes you receive by looking at. All information you will find on the website. In the November 12 issue of The Huffington Post, wrote C. Davis: The project is based on Joseph Beuys’s idea of a “social sculpture”. Welcome. No entry fee. Details: http://www.paintingsforhope.org

March 23, 2015
STRUCTURALLY SPEAKING: A NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION A call for artwork with a focus on structure both natural and human-made. Open to artists working in all media, both 2D and 3D will be accepted. Open to all U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. $1000 in cash awards. Exhibition held at Main Street Arts, May 9–June 30, 2015. Jurors: Peter Gabak, architectural historian and Joanna Poag, sculptural ceramic artist. Entry fee. Details: 315-462-0210 OR http://mainstreetartsgallery.com/submissions.html OR mstreetarts@gmail.com

March 24, 2015
CALL FOR ARTISTS: WIDE OPEN 6 Announcing the 6th annual national juried art show at BWAC, Wide Open 6 and its prestigious juror Rujeko Hockley, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. $3000 in cash prizes will be awarded including $1000 Best in Show. The exhibit runs May 9 – June 14, 2015. This juried show looks to explore this idea of “wide open” in all the hidden niches of our collective psyche. Entry fee. Details: 718-596-2506 OR http://www.wideopenartshow.com/index.html OR bwacinfo@aol.com

March 31, 2015
OPEN CALL FOR MURAL PROPOSALS Design and execute a mural to cover the exterior of the Torpedo Factory Art Center loading dock (rolling door along Union Street, see diagram for measurements.) This call is open to all local and regional professional artists (living in the Deleware/Maryland/virginia area). The selected muralist will be awarded $4,000, with a supply budget of up to $2,000. Proposal selection with be conducted by an independent arts professional in consultation with the Torpedo Factory Art Center CEO. Entry fee. Details: https://targetgallery.submittable.com/submit

March 31, 2015
MANUEL RIVERA ORTIZ FOUNDATION 2015 CALL FOR ENTRIES Photographers and filmmakers from around the world are encouraged to submit original work covering disenfranchised communities. One submission will be selected in each of two categories — Documentary Photography, and Documentary Film — to receive US$5,000 in funding. All entries must be submitted by March 31, 2015. See rules and guidelines online. Winner exhibited in Arles, France. No entry fee. Details: 917-720-5769 OR http://www.mrofoundation.org OR contactus@mrofoundation.org

March 31, 2015
SOMERVILLE ARMORY SEEKS ART INSTRUCTORS The Armory’s Youth Arts Arise program is looking for local artist instructors to instruct our spring session workshops in a wide range of disciplines, including both visual and performing arts. Workshops are currently scheduled for Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00 pm, April-June. We are also looking for artist interested in offering workshops during the week of July 6-10th. The stipend for artist instructors is $60 per workshop day. Details: 617-718-2191 OR education@artsatthearmory.org

March 31, 2015
REVIEWING PORTFOLIOS FOR SOLO SHOWS All original 2-D and 3-D fine art including painting, drawing, photography, bas-relief, fiber art, digital, mixed media and video is accepted. Up to 10 finalists will display their work at Adelante Gallery in New York in 2015 as well as in 2016. Send 5-10 images, artist statement, bio and CV. Entry fee. Details: 646-666-0869 OR http://www.adelanteartistsgallery.com/call-for-artists.html OR gallery@adelanteartistsgallery.com

March 31, 2015
CALL FOR ARTISTS: RECYCLE $2800 in cash prizes. Juried show of art crafted from cast-off, discarded and repurposed materials. We are seeking to exhibit sophisticated 2-D and 3-D art created in the re-use genre. Physical show in NYC. Juried by the esteemed Director of Exhibitions of the Socrates Sculpture Park, Elissa Goldstone. Entries must incorporate at least 50 percent of repurposed, recycled or reused materials. Entry fee. Details: 718-596-2506 OR http://tinyurl.com/msughyk OR bwacinfo@aol.com

March 31, 2015
DIRECT ART MAGAZINE, VOLUME 22 The Annual International Competition for twenty publication awards in Volume 22 of Direct Art Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015 issue. Direct Art has both print and online editions. Artist winners of the competition will, at no cost to the artist, have their work appear Volume 22 of Direct Art Magazine. The competition is open to all artists working in any media, awards include the covers of magazine, feature articles and full page displays. Entry fee. Details: http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/spring.htm OR slowart@aol.com

April 1, 2015
CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR HEROES & VILLAINS EXHIBIT This exhibit invites artists to submit works that celebrate the heroes and villains that populate history, literature, popular culture, folklore, mythology, psychology, and other realms of human experience and expression. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, Maryland. Entry fee. Details: 410-326-4640 OR http://www.annmariegarden.org/annmarie2/node/112 OR exhibits@annmariegarden.org

April 1, 2015
49th ANNUAL LEWISTON ART FESTIVAL A juried art and fine craft competition and show on Aug 8 & 9, 2015 in the historic Village of Lewiston, NY. Over 30,000 people will attend this much anticipated outdoor festival. Center Street becomes pedestrian only for the 2-day festival. Family friendly activities. Rain or shine. Free parking. No admission charge. Complimentary artist awards breakfast Sunday morning. Jury and Booth fee. Details: 716-754-0166 OR http://www.artcouncil.org/_pdf/2015_artist_application.pdf OR Director@ArtCouncil.org

April 6, 2015
INTELLIGENT OBJECTS : EMPATHETIC AND SMART ART New Haven, CT. Open to all media. Call for artworks that explore the cross-section of analog/digital media, traditional/new media. The exhibition explores artistic objects – or their 2D & 3D representations – that appear to be responsive or empathetic to human experience. Juror: George Fifield. Exhibition: May 1 – June 5, 2015. Two prizewinners awarded joint exhibition in 2016. Entry Fee. Details: 203-562-4927 OR http://www.creativeartsworkshop.org/smartart OR gallery@creativeartsworkshop.org

April 10, 2015
VIRIDIAN’S 26th ANNUAL JURIED COMPETITION, GUGGENHEIM JUROR Juror: Lauren Hinkson, Associate Curator, Guggenheim Museum, NYC. Open to all US and International artists working in 2D and 3D media. Cash prizes, Power Point Presentation, Group Exhibition June 30-July 18, 2015. Entry Fee. Details: 212-414-4040 OR http://www.viridianartists.com/submission OR viridianartistsinc@gmail.com

April 18, 2015
ARTS ALIVE 2015 INTERACTIVE WEST COAST ART EXPERIENCE Interaction is the theme for this two day celebration with participating artists both creating and displaying their work on May 30 and May 31. Live music, food & drinks and Chalk Painting Contest will create a festival atmosphere to actively engage our community. Low entry fee and flat booth fee, NO commissions, and a suggested donation of 10% of your sales to the arts organization of your choice. Details: 805-383-1368 OR http://http://www.studiochannelislands.org/artists/arts-alive-2015 OR sciartcenter@verizon.net

May 9, 2015
28th ANNUAL NORTHERN NATIONAL ART COMPETITION More than $8,500 in prize money, including three $1,000 Awards of Excellence. This juried competition is open to artists 18 or older and are working in any medium that is “wall-hangable”. Work needs to be original and recent. We are looking for a varied contemporary art exhibit. Exhibit is at Nicolet College in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Runs July 18 – September 11, 2015. Entry fee. Details: http://TinyURL.com/ajcwzww OR kralph@nicoletcollege.edu

May 31, 2015
CALL FOR ARTISTS: IMAGES OF GRIEF AND HEALING The Chandler Gallery at Maud Morgan Arts invites artists to submit work for an exhibition that explores the ideas of loss, grief and ultimately healing. Art making has the ability to move people along their journey of grief and loss into a more balanced place of healing and hope. In the face of tragedy, the creative process can help recalibrate a mourner’s life. Entry fee. Details: http://maudmorgan.com/gallery/imagesgriefhealing2015_call.htm

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 OR ---


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