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National Call For Entries: Figuratively Speaking
Deadline: 10/11/2016 | Location: Virginia
Washington DC-area Gallery Underground (Named in "Best Of" issue of Washingtonian Magazine) announces “Figuratively Speaking,” a national juried art competition. All-media artists, sculptors, and photographers are invited to create visual works that interpret the theme “Figuratively Speaking” in two different ways: by depicting human forms, faces and features in representational or abstract works (portraiture, sculpture and all subject matter including people); or works which depict a broader interpretation of the theme, such as figurative language and figures of speech. Juried by John Morrell, Chair, Dept. of Art, Georgetown University. $500 in prizes. Deadline 10/11/16. Show runs 11/28-12/30/16. For full prospectus and entry visit: http://www.galleryunderground.org/figuratively-speaking/
Crafts Show Exhibition Opportunities
Open Call for Mexican Artists
Deadline: 08/26/2016 | Location: International
Méxtasis is an open call for Mexican artists to present their work in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York during Bushwick Open Studios. The project aims to present a new perspective on Mexican contemporary art, one that goes beyond cultural stereotypes and offers a new platform of visibility and cultural awareness for a country that is so present in debates surrounding politics and immigration but not enough discussed in relation to art and creativity. The open call is open to artists of Mexican nationality regardless of their age or country of residence. Open call deadline: August 26, 2016 Selection announcement: August 29, 2016 Exhibition (during Bushwick Open Studios): September 30 – October 2, 2016 Full open call and additional information: www.mextasis.com ________________________________________ Application Instructions / Public Contact Information Please apply directly through website. For additional information please inquire to [email protected]
Looking for Artists
Deadline: 12/31/2016 | Location: Colorado
CORE New Art Space is looking for artist members. Visit www.corenewartspace.com for application procedure and more information. CORE is celebrating its 35th year in business and is currently located in Denver's Historic Santa Fe Arts District. There are no application fees to apply for membership.
CACE GALLERY OF FINE ART SEEKING ARTISTS FOR SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Deadline: 03/31/2017 | Location: Colorado
Morgan Community College's CACE Gallery of Fine Art in Fort Morgan, CO, is seeking artists for solo exhibitions for the 2017-18 academic year. Registration is ongoing, but we review applications for said year in April 2017. Artists not selected for the upcoming year remain in our artists registry for future consideration. As a non-profit gallery, we offer our artists 90 percent of sale proceeds. Please visit our website for more information and to apply online. We do not accept applications through post. Contact: Rachel Kellum |  970-542-3203 | www.morgancc.edu/about-mcc/community-connections[email protected]
Galleries/Nonprofit Spaces
Miniature Art 2016
Deadline: 09/30/2016 | Location: Pennsylvania
The Council for the Arts of Chambersburg will present "Miniature Art 2016" from November 4, 2016 – January 6, 2017, with a deadline for entries of September 30.  Artists may submit up to 4 works, each with an image size no greater than 4" by 6", not to exceed 24 square inches; framed pieces should not exceed 48 square inches (all works must be framed).   Original work only will be accepted - no copies - in any fine art media (no crafts, jewelry, photography, laser prints or computer-generated artwork).  Sculpture is encouraged, and should not exceed 5" in any dimension or 125 cubic inches.  Miniature Art 2016 will be juried and judged by Cristin Cash of St. Mary’s College of Maryland; awards will be offered as follows: Best of Show ($300) and 3 Merit Awards ($100 each).  A 35% commission will be charged on all sales.  The entry fee (for 1-4 works) is $25; an additional $15 will be charged for return shipping and insurance on works not hand delivered.  For entry form call 717-264-6883, email [email protected]   or download from  www.councilforthearts.net
Call for Juried Members
Deadline: 12/31/2016 | Location: District Of Colombia
The Foundry Gallery is seeking a few established and emerging artists in the greater Washington DC area.  If interested in applying for membership, send up to five images (jpg attachments, please), bio, and artist's statement to [email protected] The gallery holds monthly solo and group shows at its cool new space near the 9:30 Club in DC's vibrant North-of-Shaw neighborhood.
Grants and Fellowships
Sculpture Grants
Deadline: 10/03/2016 | Location: National
$10,000 Calls for Sculptors - Alex J. Ettl Grant - Unrestricted prize of $5,000. Awarded to a figurative or realist sculptor who has demonstrated a commitment to sculpting and outstanding ability in his or her body of work. Marilyn Newmark Memorial Grant - Unrestricted prize of $5,000. It is awarded annually to a sculptor, SPECIALIZING IN ANIMAL SCULPTURE, who has demonstrated a commitment to sculpting and outstanding ability in his or her body of work. The grants are for a mature body of work; sculpture created in workshop or instructional settings should not be submitted.
Job Postings Juried Shows
Craft Forms 2016: International Juried Exhibition of Fine Craft
Deadline: 09/14/2016 | Location: International
Craft Forms 2016 is the 22nd Annual International Juried Exhibition of Fine Craft. Open to all professional artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood. 3D printing, and/or mixed media crafts. Juror: Stefano Catalani Director of Art, Craft & Design Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WI $8,000 + Awards www.craftforms.org For Online Application Visit www.craftformsentry.org Digital Entry Fee $45 Deadline: September 14, 2016
Three Rings and Two Parties; the Election Circus
Deadline: 09/09/2016 | Location: National
Wiseman Gallery, Rogue Community College is seeking entries that address issues relating to the election process in the U.S. The theme may be interpreted in any style that relates to the title. Open to all artist 18+ working in any media. To enter, submit (3 max) digital images, image list (include title, media, size), contact info and statement of thematic relationship to [email protected] If accepted the artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery. A full prospectus is available at http://web.roguecc.edu/galleries/call-entries.
Juried Shows | Gallery Settings
FREDERICKSBURG CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION
Deadline: 09/16/2016 | Location: National
All media 2-D and 3-D, national juried gallery exhibition for November 2016. Theme “Touch of Blue".  Cash awards.  Entry fee: $25/1st, $5/each add’l; FCCA Members $20/1st, $5/each add’l.  Download prospectus from www.fccava.org and mail with entry form, fee, SASE, CD jpeg images to FCCA, 813 Sophia St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401.  E-mail entries and PayPal accepted.  Contact: Ms. Carrol Morgan, [email protected] Phone: 540-760-6928  Web: http://www.fccava.org   
2016 Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition
Deadline: 09/25/2016 | Location: Kansas
Mark Arts (formerly The Wichita Center for the Arts), November 18 – December 30, 2016. $2,750 in cash awards. Juror: Dean Mitchell. $30 for two entries; additional entries $5 each, 12 max. Apply online by Sept. 25: https://markarts.secure-platform.com/a/.
Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition
Deadline: 09/25/2016 | Location: Kansas
Mark Arts (formerly The Wichita Center for the Arts), November 18 – December 30, 2016. $2,750 in cash awards. Juror: Dean Mitchell. $30 for two entries; additional entries $5 each, 12 max. Apply online by Sept. 25: https://markarts.secure-platform.com/a/.
Call for Submissions: F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way
Deadline: 10/07/2016 | Location: National
“F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way” revisits the critiques of women’s relational gender roles presented in the 1972 landmark feminist WomanHouse exhibition. At a time when rude and crude discourse seems to be increasingly the norm, this exhibition explores how self-identified women are choosing to express their discontent with prescribed and outdated binary gender roles. Submit works that address women's responses to sexist and discriminatory communication within the domestic sphere, work environment, and public realm. Categories accepted: sSculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book, video, performance art. Juror: Shannon Rose Riley, Associate Professor of Humanities & Department Chair of Humanities, San Jose State University. Eligibility: self-identified female artists residing in the United States. Venue Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103. Exhibition dates: December 17, 2016 – January 21, 2017. Complete prospectus and online submission: http://www.ncwca.org/fck-u-in-the-most-loving-way1.html#dashboard.
The Nude Figure
Deadline: 09/09/2016 | Location: Pennsylvania
October 16 - November 19, 2016 The Wayne Art Center invites artists to submit work in the mediums of drawing, painting and sculpture for a juried exhibition focusing on the nude figure. The nude illuminates resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist's personal experience. Jurors: Paul DuSold and Scott Noel $3,000+ in awards Online entry at www.waynefigureentry.org $40 for up to three entries
5th Annual International Chicago Area Exhibition
Deadline: 01/01/2017 | Location: Illinois
Seeking art of all kinds to exhibit in a large, modern space from for an August/Sept show. Opening night: 8/19. (Estimated visitors during the show to be around 6,000+.) Thanks to event sponsorship, there is no fee to submit and no commission taken from work sold. This is a juried show open to submissions to all artists. For information on this and other current calls for artists & free artist lectures, visit our website. Each prospectus provides shots of the venue & samples of past accepted work for various fine art & artisan shows.
Miscellaneous
Highlands Art League and the 99s 6×6 art show and sale
Deadline: 03/17/2017 | Location: Florida
Donate your 6"x6" artworks to benefit International Organization of Women Pilots for women aviation scholarships and the Highlands Art League for grants and operating expenses. Deadline: March 17, 2017. Show date: April 14, 2017. Please go to www.highlandsartleague.org for application and instructions.
No Entry Fee
Call for Small Art: 6X6NW
Deadline: 09/30/2016 | Location: International
The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is currently accepting submissions for 6X6NW, an exhibition and fundraiser event featuring hundreds of small artworks. Each artwork must be 6”x 6” and artists may enter up to 10 artworks of any medium (2D or 3D). There is no fee to enter. All entries will be exhibited during 6X6NW on October 8 and offered for sale to the public for $36 each. The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council will receive a 66% commission on any works sold and artists may elect to waive their 34% commission and contribute their work(s) as a full donation to benefit the Arts Council’s community arts programming and events. Interested in taking pART? Registration and participation is open to all — no art background is required! All you have to do is fill out the registration form (no artwork photos needed) and follow the simple instructions for submitting your work to the Arts Council. Plus, prizes will be awarded in several categories, including People's Choice, and participants will receive 6 free tickets to the event at Shoreline Community College on October 8 (a $60 value), 1 drink ticket (a $6 value), and recognition on the Art Council’s website. FULL PROSPECTUS: www.shorelinearts.net/6x6nwcall ENTRIES DUE: September 30 or Postmarked by September 29 6X6NW is a fundraiser to support Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council programming and will be held on Saturday, October 8 in the Lobby of the Student Union Building at Shoreline Community College – 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Bldg. 9000, Shoreline, WA 98133. Please note: Artworks will not be insured by the Arts Council or Shoreline Community College. The Arts Council reserves the right to not display any work for any reason. Photography of the artworks during the exhibition will be permitted. Commission checks will be issued within 30 days of the exhibition and sent to the address provided on the application. ### The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate creativity and inspire our community through the arts.
Non-juried Shows Online Services (Fee) Public Art/Percent-for-Art Publishing Opportunities
Open Call for Art and Photography Submissions
Deadline: 01/01/2017 | Location: International
87 Bedford is a young literary magazine, seeking sublime art and interesting photography to pair with our published short stories and poems, or to be published as stand-alone works. All mediums are welcome. We encourage you to take a look at the works featured on our homepage and our submission guidelines to see if we're the right fit for you. Compensation is a token rate, but we hope to increase payment to contributors in the near future.
Open Call for Art and Photography Submissions
Deadline: 01/01/2017 | Location: International
87 Bedford is a young literary magazine, seeking sublime art and interesting photography to pair with our published stories and poems, or to be published as stand-alone works. All mediums are welcome. We encourage you to take a look at the works featured on our homepage and our submission guidelines to see if we're the right fit for you. Compensation is a token rate, but we hope to increase our payment to contributors in the near future.
Phase 5 Cover Calls/Calls for Submissions
Deadline: 01/01/2017 | Location: North Carolina
Phase 5 Publishing is a small publisher of science fiction, fantasy and horror. We need art for book covers and inclusion in anthologies. We pay royalties based on net sales, all artists get credit in the Bowker listings and books. We accept unpublished creators, no agents required. We currently have immediate need for three covers. Details for the cover calls, calls for submissions, and publishing with Phase 5 can be found at http://www.phase5publishing.com/call-for-submissions.
Residencies
BCFA Winter/Spring Session 2017 Residency
Deadline: 09/15/2016 | Location: Wyoming
Enthralling Artist Residency Programs Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts Winter/Spring 2017 Session Call is now open! Deadline: 09/15/2016 Fee:$40 Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers time and space for artistic exploration through immersion in the extraordinary beauty of the West. Located on 30,000 acres of scenic splendor at the base of the Medicine Bow National Forest outside of Saratoga, Wyoming, the camp is situated right next to Brush Creek, in between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges. Writers, visual artists, performance artists, musicians and composers are encouraged to apply for our two and four week artist residency programs, complete with lodging, meals, working facilities and incredible natural beauty. However, priority will be given to the applicants applying for four week residency programs. Residents are at liberty to structure their own time and activity while on a creative retreat. Whether solitude or social engagement is inspiring, the opportunities for creative enrichment are endless at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. www.callforentry.org www.brushcreekarts.org/apply
Retail Show Workshops-Technique
Splash color workshop
Deadline: 10/21/2016 | Location: Washington
Splash Color Workshop Ming Franz, Instructor October 24-27, 2016 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $600 Material Fee: $35 Join Ming Franz (International Artist magazine’s recent Grand Prize winner) for a four-day Splash Color workshop, starting from ancient Black and White splash to Traditional splash, to marbling splash to crinkling splash to abstract splash and finish touches, splash on mulberry paper, Masa paper and watercolor paper using liquid watercolor, acrylic and Asian ink.