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This list of artist calls also has something for everyone. From photography
portraits to small art to a variety of specialized themes including "The Human Condition"
and "Journeys" many of these are open to all artists and some are international.
We hope you'll find an exciting exhibition in which to enter your work! Let us
know how it goes for you if you do! Also, don't miss the 8 month artist residency in Cyprus!
First Place - $400,
Second Place - $300
Third Place - $200
Three Honorable Mentions
Prizes and Awards include a Free "The Portrait" Exhibition
Book. All images selected by juror will be exhibited throughout the
Mpls Photo Center Galleries and published in an Exhibit Book for
Purchase. Entry fee.

April 24, 2012 CALL FOR RAOUL WALLENBERG THEMED ART The International
Raoul Wallenberg Foundation is calling artists to submit works
inspired by the deeds of Raoul Wallenberg and by his legacy. Selected
works will be published in an e-book compilation created in
commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg's
birthday. This call is open for artists working within the fields of
creative writing, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking,
photography and mixed media. No entry fee. Details:

launching Art Brownie RAINBOW 2012 - an exhibition that targets 1000+
pieces Art Brownie works by national and international
artists. RAINBOW 2012 is now calling for world-wide artists
submissions. Exhibition date: July 28 to August 31, 2012 INDEXG, 50
Gladstone Avenue, Toronto. The artist can decide on the selling price
ranging from $30 to over $100, with a price cap on $300 per
artwork. Prize includes a solo exhibition at the gallery. Entry
fee. Details:

May 1, 2012 INTERNATIONAL JURIED ART SHOW Artists 18 years and older,
working in all 2-D and 3-D art media, are invited to submit digital
entries. Artists should consider the theme, "Journeys". Artwork must be viewable for all
ages. Prizes include a $2,000 purchase prize as well as numerous other
prizes. May 31, 2012, deadline. Entry fee. For a prospectus and entry
form, visit call 847-272-7074 OR OR [email protected]

Course in Art Practise is open to painters, sculptors and other art
practitioners who want to spend an extended period of time dedicated
to studio work in this fascinating and ancient European country. The
program is accredited in the UK, and can lead to an MA award, but most
artists take part simply to invigorate their work and experience a new
cultural environment. The fee includes studio space, tutorial guidance
and simple self catering living accommodation and is $3000. Details: OR [email protected]

Each artwork must be 6x6 square inches (or mounted to a 6x6
board) and signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. All
entries will be exhibited and be for sale to the public for $20 each
(in the gallery and online for global purchasing) to benefit Rochester
Contemporary Art Center (NY). Artist names will be revealed to the
buyer upon purchase, and online when sold out. Enter up to 10 pieces
of any medium.  Many celebrities have already contributed art for this
show, see the website below for names.Join thousands of artists from
all around the world! No entry fee. Details:

May 14, 2012 25th ANNUAL NATIONAL ART COMPETITION Open to U.S. artists
18 or older working in any 2-D media. Work must be recent, original
and wall-mountable. More than $8,500 in prize money--three $1,000
awards of excellence. Exhibit runs 7/24/12 - 9/7/12. Opening
reception: 7/24/12, Nicolet College Art Gallery in Rhinelander,
Wisconsin. Judge: Sarah McKenzie, who was recently listed as one of
the "100 Artists to Watch" in the December/January issue of Modern
Painters Magazine. Entry fee. Prospectus/contact: Katherine Ralph OR
715-365-4556 OR OR
[email protected]

$10,000 USD (1 artist will receive $5,000 and 5 artists will each
receive $1,000). Dave Bown Projects will be buying works of art, on an
ongoing basis, from select artists as submissions are received. Open
to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and
media are eligible. Entry fee. Prospectus/contact: Dave Bown OR
917-365-5265 OR OR
[email protected]

 Dave Bown Projects
 The initiatives of the privately held U.S. company focus on advancing
the field of contemporary art by engaging in scholarly research and distributing
unrestricted monetary awards to visual artists. 

 $10,000 USD (1 artist will receive $5,000 and 5 artists will each receive $1,000). 

 In addition to the cash prizes listed above; Dave Bown Projects will be buying
works of art, on an ongoing basis, from select artists as submissions are received.
All styles and media are eligible.

 The top 25 artists will be selected by the jurors and featured under Competitions
on this website. Each artist will have their own page that will feature an image,
caption information, and a link to their website. You will retain the copyright to
your images. We will not handle the sale of your work. All inquiries will be
forwarded to you and/or your gallery. 

 Currently the Dave Bown Projects network reaches over 100,000 people who are
committed to the visual arts. We will have an announcement sent via email to an
aggregation of tens of thousands of subscribers (artists, collectors, curators,
galleries, museums, writers). We will have a Share button on each page of this website so that you and everyone else will be able to share content with friends on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Each of the artists from the previous competitions receives thousands of views on this website. We will produce a press release (click here to view the previous press release) and organize opportunities for dialogue (e.g., interviews, lectures, screenings). 

 Note: Gallery owners have contacted artists that are featured under Competitions
on this website. 

 This competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older.
All styles and media are eligible. During the previous competition, we received
submissions from over 35 countries.

Our 2012, "The Human Condition", an International Call for Entry is in conjunction
and to be exhibited with Mark Seliger's "When They Came to Take My Father" Opening
November 10th, 2012 Exhibit. "The Human Condition" is a phrase typically used with
respect the generality of situations that humans face in 'getting along with each other
and the world', situations that are difficult to encompass in some way because of hang-ups
or predispositions of one kind or another or just simple ignorance -"What did I do to
wrong him?", "Why can't we get along with each other?". The "The Human Condition" is,
for example, the material of poetry in general and the lyrics of most music. It's various
  "secular" or even religious situations, lovers in warring and religions. The
"quality of life" as in some parts of Africa and anywhere in the US. Perhaps the most
obvious examples come right off any daily newspaper -the 'irresolvability' of the
Israeli-Palestinian problem, letters to Dear Abby and their answers.
 The "The Human Condition" encompasses the experiences of being human in a social,
cultural, and personal context. It can be described as the irreducible part of humanity
that is inherent and not connected to gender, race and class. It’s a search for purpose,
sense of curiosity, the inevitability of isolation and fear of death.
 Prize Awards: First Place - $400, Second Place - $300, Third Place - $200 and Three Honorable Mentions. Prizes and Awards include a free full-color Exhibition Book.
 Accepted Images: All images selected by juror will be exhibited throughout the Mpls Photo Center Galleries and published in a full-color Exhibit Book for purchase.
 Cost for Entry: $35 first 5 images, $10 each additional
 MPC Donation: Mpls Photo Center will donate $.90 of every $1.00 to the non-profit, Photography at the Center, whose mission is to teach photography to underserved and disadvantaged, youth, adults and seniors, "Bringing Photo Equality to All",
 Submission Deadline: August 25th,  2012
 On Exhibit: November 1oth through January 4th,  2012
 Opening Reception: November 10th, 2012,  Mpls Photo Center Second Floor Gallery
Mystery Build is an art challenge focused on ingenuity and resourcefulness.
Contestants must create an original work of art using only the materials
provided in a Mystery Build Kit. Contestants upload photos or videos of their
creation and compete for $10,000 in cash prizes. There is a kid's
version too! Entry fee. Mystery Build Kits are available at:

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