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July 15, 2015
SOUTHWEST ART’s ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE COMPETITION Get your artwork spotlighted in Southwest Art and win $2000! Enter your best work in our competition and show us your Artistic Excellence! The 13 winning artists will be published in the December 2015 issue of Southwest Art and on our website. PLUS one lucky winner will be chosen for that issue’s cover art. Entry fee. Details: http://bit.ly/ArtisticExcellence15 OR SouthwestArtCompetition@fwmedia.com


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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


June 30, 2015
“WATER / SEASCAPES” ART COMPETITION & EXHIBITION IS NOW OPEN Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 3rd Annual International “Water / Seascapes” Online Art Competition for the month of June 2015. Submissions can depict any facet or formation of water for inclusion into this Art Competition and Exhibition. Be creative… ice, water drops, rain, oceans, seas, rivers,… you name it! All 2D and 3D works are accepted by amateur or professional artists. Details: 305-509-1788 OR http://tinyurl.com/nmrnldt OR cago.artcompetition@gmail.com

June 30, 2015
PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION CALL FOR ENTRIES LIFE AFTER DARK With night-time photography, techniques can be used to make electric shots full of atmosphere, life and colour. Shooting at night allows us to capture images that the human eye simply cannot detect in low-light conditions. It quite literally helps us to see the world in a whole new light. We are looking for images that explore the hidden secrets of Life After Dark. No Entry Fee Details: 800-028-7338 OR http://tinyurl.com/kjz6blh OR competitions@thephotgraphicangle.co.uk

June 30, 2015
CALL TO ARTISTS FOR “VISUALIZING LOVING DAY” Mixed Roots Stories is celebrating 48 years since the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Loving vs. Virginia. The website it seeking visual submissions that commemorate and celebrate the history of the Lovings and show a vision of what we have learned that can help us move towards justice today! No fee. Submissions will be posted in their online gallery during the month of June. Details: http://mixedrootsstories.com/visualizing-loving-day

June 30, 2015
ONLINE JURIED ART COMPETITION All artists are invited to enter our 11th annual competition. Cash awards totaling $4,500. Awards Judge: Charles Long, Professor of Art at the University of California, Riverside. All media except video/film, wearable art (clothing or jewelry). Selected finalists will appear in a year-long online exhibit beginning August 15th. Entry fee. Details: http://www.artkudos.com/callforentries.html OR info@artkudos.com

June 30, 2015
STRANGE FIGURATIONS SURREAL AND VISIONARY ART A thematic exhibition open to all interpretations of the concept, Strange Figurations. Open to all media, techniques and styles from the realist to the surreal and visionary. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, September 10 – October 3, 2015. $2200 in Direct Art Magazine publication awards. Deadline June 30. Details: http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/strange.htm

July 1, 2015
CALL TO ARTISTS FOR TOY CAMERA FESTIVAL The Nave Gallery seeks Images of any subject matter made with a “toy” camera – any low-end, low-tech, limited-control camera such as pinhole, Holga, Diana and other Lomo products, as well as Brownies and Anscos — will be accepted. Images made from Polaroid-type film backs attached to Holgas are also welcome. Images made from a DSLR or SLR with a pinhole or Holga lens will be accepted. Entry Fee. Details: http://www.somervilletoycamera.org/2015-call-for-entries

July 1, 2015
CALL TO PLAYWRIGHTS FOR NEW PLAY COMPETITION The Alleyway Theater (Buffalo, NY) seeks full-length and One-Act entries to The Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition. Open to anyone; any age or citizenship, but limited to one submission per category per year. Although an entry may be of any style, preference will be given to those scripts which are uniquely theatrical. Winning plays will be produced. Entry fee. Details: http://alleyway.com/pdf/MMCompGuidelines.pdf

July 3, 2015
CALL TO GLASS ARTISTS FOR JURIED EXHIBITION Bascom: A Center for Visual Arts seeks submissions for juried exhibition showcasing art glass produced by America’s most skilled and visionary craftspeople. Any type of glass art is eligible as long as the primary medium is glass, and artists ages 18 and over who are living and working in the United States are eligible to enter.$5,500 will be awarded. Entry Fee. Details: http://www.thebascom.org/Exhibitions/Call_to_Artists.htm

July 10, 2015
CALL FOR ARTISTS: NEW ENGLAND COLLECTIVE VI Call for Artists: The Sixth Annual New England Collective Juried Exhibition at Galatea Fine Art in Boston’s SOWA Thayer Street Art District. August 5-30, 2015. All media. Juror: Mim Brooks Fawcett, Director of the Attleboro Arts Museum. Entry Fee. Details: 617-542-1500 OR http://www.galateafineart.com OR galateafinearts@yahoo.com

July 11, 2015
INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL FOR ENTRY URBAN LANDSCAPES 2015 Urban Landscapes – Gallery Show – Jadite Gallery New York City Cash Prizes Grand Prize: $750. First Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $300. Second Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $250. Third Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $200. Jurors’ Selections: 15 images Honorable Mention: 20 images See website for additional information Details: 917-359-2642 OR http://nyc4pa.com OR nyc4pa@gmail.com

July 13, 2015
CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHY: BLACK AND WHITE! Any subject of your choosing. Juror Tillman Crane will choose 40 photographs for exhibition in the gallery, and up to 35 additional for the gallery’s Online Annex. All selected photographs will be reproduced in the exhibition catalog. Application fee. Details: 802-388-4500 OR http://photoplacegallery.com/black-and-white-3 OR photos@photoplacegallery.com

July 15, 2015
SOUTHWEST ART’s ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE COMPETITION Get your artwork spotlighted in Southwest Art and win $2000! Enter your best work in our competition and show us your Artistic Excellence! The 13 winning artists will be published in the December 2015 issue of Southwest Art and on our website. PLUS one lucky winner will be chosen for that issue’s cover art. Entry fee. Details: http://bit.ly/ArtisticExcellence15 OR SouthwestArtCompetition@fwmedia.com

July 15, 2015
WATER WORKS Any original 2-D artwork highlighting the presence and force of water is eligible. Juror is Kevin Adkins, Creative Director at The Washington Post. Cash awards total $1000. Entry fee. Details: 410-268-4566 OR http://www.mdfedart.com/portfolio/49 OR info@mdfedart.org

July 15, 2015
BE PART OF SPECTRUM EXHIBIT AT BERGAMOT STATION SANTA MONICA Popular Santa Monica Gallery invites you to be part of the second annual Spectrum-Gestalt exhibit. All styles considered so long as the artwork is predominantly a single color. Part curatorial, part installation the exhibit brings together a wide variety of genres and mediums, grouping them into an expansive spectrum of color. Entry fee. Details: http://tinyurl.com/lv2o9wn

July 17, 2015
CALL TO ARTISTS FOR CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS 2015 Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics call to artists over the age of 18 working in ceramic media worldwide. All works must be original, completed in the past two years, and not previously been exhibited at this competition. All works must be for sale. $20,000 for Best in show $10,000 additional prizes. Entry Fee. Details: http://zanesvilleprize.org/call-for-entries

July 20, 2015
”SECRET ARTWORK IN THE MEDICINE CABINET” MEMPHIS ART GALLERY Follow link for complete instructions. Selected artist will be notified one month prior to the exhibition to allow for adequate shipping time. Just create something great with an imaginative idea and use of materials that fits the spacial requirements. We look forward to reviewing your submission! Circuitous Succession Gallery. Entry fee. Details: 901-229-1041 OR https://squareup.com/market/soulrecorder/secret-artwork-in-the-medicine-cabinet OR director@circuitoussuccession.com

July 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL “SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: Biodiversity/Extinction,” the 17th international exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations to be held at the New York Hall of Science; October 10, 2015 – February 28, 2016. Co-Jurors: Elizabeth Corr, Manager of Art Partnerships at the Natural Resources Defense Council; and Dr. Paula J. Ehrlich, President & CEO of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation. Details: http://www.asci.org/artikel1417.html

July 27, 2015
ARTIST PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION OPEN GALLERY CALL INTERNATIONAL Winner gets a solo exhibition and $1500 travel/shipping prize. 5 runners up will have a Group Show,20 Artists will be added to the Digital Files on the Gallery website.Artists from anywhere in the World working in Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation, Illustration, Video, Sound, Photography, Mixed Media, Computer Art, Printmaking, Collage, Performance-Conceptual, Animation, Fashion, New/Experimental media Details: http://galleryfor.me/artist-portfolio-submissions OR info@galleryfor.me

July 31, 2015
CALL TO ARTISTS AND CURATORS FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS The Brentwood Arts Exchange (Maryland) is seeking proposals from artists and curators to present exhibitions beginning summer 2016. Solo and group exhibitions, all media and forms welcome. This call is open to all artists and curators who are 18 years of age or older. There are no restrictions on media or residency. No fee. Details: http://files.ctctcdn.com/461c09fd001/ca6af4d5-3256-4a7f-a35e-0d924b0cf1b1.pdf

July 31, 2015
A CALL TO ARTISTS FOR ONLINE ART COMPETITION, ALL ABSTRACTS Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field, for their 2nd Annual International competition. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at Contemporary Art Gallery Online during the month of August 2015. Winners will be announced on August 17, 2015. Visit CAGO to learn more. Entry Fee. Details: 305-509-1788 OR http://tinyurl.com/nkhzk8k OR cago.artcompetition@gmail.com

August 1, 2015
CALL FOR NORTHWEST ARTISTS FOR 2015 BETTY BOWEN AWARD Administered by The Seattle Art Museum, The Betty Bowen award honors a Northwest artist (WA, OR, ID) for their original, exceptional, and compelling work. The winner is awarded an unrestricted cash prize of $15,000, and a selection of his or her works is shown at the Seattle Art Museum. Two additional cash awards are often granted. Small Entry Fee. Details: http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/about-sam/art-submissions#bet

August 10, 2015
STARBRICK CLAY NATIONAL CUP SHOW This is a juried, national, contemporary ceramic cup show. David Hiltner, founder and Executive Director of Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana, will be the juror. Cash Prizes. The show runs from September 25 through October 25, 2015. Entry fee. Details: 740-753-1011 OR http://www.starbrick.com/starbrick-clay-national-cup-show-2015-prospectus.html OR starbrick@gmail.com

August 14, 2015
FINDING OUR PLACE; THE GEOGRAPHY OF ART Exhibit dates: October 16, 2015 – January 3, 2016 This exhibit considers how our connection to place in an increasingly virtual world, informs and influences artistic perspectives and subjects All media welcome; small to large-scale installations; new media encouraged; indoor and outdoor works accepted; cash awards. Details: 410-326-4640 OR exhibits@annmariegarden.org

August 15, 2015
OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER An international juried exhibition sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for Art Philadelphia Chapter, of work by mid-career and emerging WOMEN, and women-identified, artists age 35 and over, being JURIED by DIANE BURKO and EILEEN NEFF and held at CRANE ARTS in Philadelphia, PA in NOVEMBER 2015. The contextual space of this show is the stubbornness and persistence of artistic vocation. Entry fee. Details: http://phila-wca.blogspot.com

August 20, 2015
TASTE AWARDS FOOD AND FASHION PHOTO AWARDS CALL FOR ENTRIES Amateur and Professional photographers are invited to submit their work to this year’s TASTE AWARDS, which now include a new visual arts category for Food, Fashion, and Travel Photography. The theme of this year’s photography awards is ”Delicious” (highly agreeable to the senses). Top Photographers receive a TASTE AWARD Medallion to honor their achievement, plus prizes & exhibits. Entry Fee. Details: http://www.ImagesofTaste.com

August 21, 2015
CALL FOR ENTRY: 2016 NICHE AWARDS NICHE magazine is accepting applications for the 2016 NICHE Awards, a prestigious juried competition recognizing excellence in fine craft design. Professional and student artists may apply online. Contest categories include ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, wood, jewelry and more! Application and entry fee information, rules and guidelines are now available on the contest website. Details: 800-432-7238 OR http://budurl.com/cez5 OR awards@rosengrp.com

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

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 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 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 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

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 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 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

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


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