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Calls for Artists: New opportunities listed Calls to ArtistsNew opportunities are listed on CaFE™, and many application deadlines are approaching. See what new opportunities you can apply to below. You can login to CaFE here or go to to apply to one of these opportunities.

Unless otherwise specified, all deadlines in CaFE™ are at 11:59 PM Mountain Time Zone [Denver, Colorado, United States] on the day of the deadline. This list of calls has been edited to include only opportunities open to artists residing in Oregon (with one for our neighbors in Northern California and S. Oregon artists who may also qualify), and includes a wide range of artistic disciplines and other criteria. Women, Photographers, fine art crafters/ artisans, fine metalworkers, traditional and polymer clay artists, colored pencil artists, jewelry makers, serious nude painters, installation artists and more will find state and national opportunities here, some with short deadlines, others extending into 2012 with more time to prepare. Several with Cash prizes! Please take a look at all of them so you don’t miss an opportunity for which your work qualifies!

Upcoming Deadlines – APPLY TODAY!

Clay Gallery: Cups of Fire – National Ceramic Cup Competition
Fee: $25.00 (Clay Gallery: Cups of Fire – National Ceramic Cup Competition)
Entry Deadline: 11/15/11

A juried cup exhibition embraces a wide spectrum of ceramics cup forms both sculptural and utilitarian. The exhibition opens to all clay artists reside and work in the United States. The Juror of the exhibition is Susan Beiner. Cash Awards up to $500.

Progress and Possibilities 2011
Fee: $30.00 (Progress and Possibilities 2011)
Entry Deadline: 11/15/11

The International Polymer Clay Association is proud to announce “Progress & Possibilities 2011,” an online juried exhibition of polymer clay art, open to IPCA members only. Members may submit up to 3 works for jurying; each work may be shown in up to 2 photos. Artists will classify themselves as Beginner, Intermediate, and Professional. IPCA reserves the right to reclassify artists if necessary. Works will be submitted in the categories Art Jewelry, Sculptural Objects and Functional Objects.

Colored Pencil Society of America: Explore This! 8
Fee: $20.00 (Colored Pencil Society of America: Explore This! 8)
Entry Deadline: 11/15/11

Juried Online Colored Pencil Exhibition to be displayed at This exhibition allows artists to explore beyond the limitations of 100% colored pencil on flat surfaces. Works must be predominantly in colored pencil and may incorporate other media, techniques, and surfaces as well as 3-dimensional shapes. The goal is to encourage the use of colored pencils with other materials and attract the attention of artists who are not primarily colored pencil artists. Starting in 2009, Explore This! is the only venue where CPSA members can earn CPX signature status which requires three acceptances within a 10 year period. The exhibition features a $1,500 Best of Show award and EXPY award along with other cash awards. The winners of the top three awards will be invited to send their pieces for display in the CPSA International Exhibition in 2012. In addition, a full-color issue of the CPSA news magazine, “To The Point,” will showcase the accepted artwork.

REFINED VII: Inspiration
Fee: $35.00 (REFINED VII: Inspiration)
Event Dates: 2/4/12 – 3/24/12
Entry Deadline: 11/21/11

Juror: Jennifer Crupi REFINED is a biennial exhibition of jewelry and metalwork hosted by the School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) since 1998. The exhibition is held in the 1332 square-foot Reavley Gallery of the beautifully renovated Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, located at 329 E. Main Street in historic downtown Nacogdoches, Texas.

Giles Gallery: The Chautauqua National – Living with Others
Fee: $25.00 (Giles Gallery: The Chautauqua National – Living with Others)
Entry Deadline: 11/27/11

The Eastern Kentucky University Chautauqua Lecture Series, and the Department of Art & Design are sponsoring a juried exhibition on the theme of Living With Others. Any two- or three-dimensional work incorporating an interpretation of this content is eligible.

Art in Public Places, Bend OR: Mt Washington Drive and Shevlin Park Road Roundabout
Entry Deadline: 11/28/11

Art in Public Places, Inc. (AiPP) on behalf of the public art initiative for the City of Bend, Oregon seeks to commission a permanent large scale work of art for the roundabout (traffic circle) at Mt. Washington Drive & Shevlin Park Road in Bend, Oregon. This is an open competition for professional artists residing in the Northwest United States, specifically the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Northern California.

Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013
Fee: $35.00 (Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013)
Entry Deadline: 11/30/11

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery invites artists to figure out the contemporary art of the portrait for the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013. The Competition and resulting exhibition welcome portraits in all visual arts mediums. The call for entries runs from September 1 until November 30, 2011.

SFMOMA Artists Gallery – Artists Review 2011 (included for our friends in Northern California)
Fee: $40.00 (SFMOMA Artists Gallery – Artists Review 2011)
Entry Deadline: 11/30/11

The SFMOMA Artists Gallery provides opportunities to Bay Area and Northern California artists creating exceptional work by gallery representation through its exhibition, sales, and rental programs. The gallery’s inventory focuses on original painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, new media, and sculpture. Submissions from new artists are reviewed once a year.

Sylvia White Gallery: 2012 Collectors Choice

Fee: $35.00 (Sylvia White Gallery: 2012 Collectors Choice)
Entry Deadline: 11/30/11

For this exhibition, Sylvia White has invited 25 of the gallery’s best collectors to review the artist submissions and select their favorite work. Each collector may select one or more pieces by artists that are not currently represented in their private collection. Selected artists will participate in 2012 Collector’s Choice at Sylvia White Gallery. Collectors names will be kept anonymous until the opening reception. You can check out our exhibition schedule and past juried shows by going to this url (it is for the 2012 juried show)

Emerge 2012
Fee: $35.00 (Bullseye Glass Co.: Emerge 2012)
Entry Deadline: 12/7/11

A Juried Kiln-glass Exhibition for Emerging and Intermediate-level Artists April 4 through June 23, 2012, in Portland, Oregon, USA Emerge 2012 is the seventh biennial, juried kiln-glass exhibition for emerging artists sponsored by Bullseye Glass Co.—a manufacturer of colored glass for art and architecture with worldwide distribution and a strong commitment to education and promoting glass art. Hosted at Bullseye Gallery, this exhibition will recognize students and early-career artists who are rising through the ranks of kilnformed studio glass but who are not yet represented by major galleries. Emerge 2012 offers over $6,000 in prizes in the form of Bullseye gift cards and conference scholarships. Finalists and their works will be represented in a full-color exhibition catalog with photos, bios, and artist statements. Submitted works must be made with Bullseye glasses. They will be judged for excellence of concept, craftsmanship, and design.

Society of North American Goldsmiths: The Body Adorned
Fee: $35.00 (Society of North American Goldsmiths: The Body Adorned)
Entry Deadline: 12/9/11

THE BODY ADORNED…Dressed and Bedecked A call for images of studio jewelry on the body, photographed on the maker’s model of choice. This first SNAG on-line exhibition will explore “adornment as experience” on the landscape of the body.

MJSA Vision Awards 2012
Entry Deadline: 12/16/11
Days remaining to deadline: 36

The MJSA Vision Awards recognizes the talent and innovation of designers whose work will have a profound influence on the future of jewelry design. If you design jewelry, you know that feeling of pride and accomplishment when, after hours in the studio, pouring your skill and creativity into that new design, you finally hold in your hands an innovative, finely crafted piece of jewelry that anyone would be proud to wear. Now it’s time to receive the recognition you deserve.

Blue Sky Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers 2012
Entry Deadline: 12/23/11

Blue Sky established the Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers program in 2007 to feature a juried public archive of original prints by contemporary photographers based in the region. Visitors to Blue Sky’s galleries in Portland are welcome to enjoy work in the Drawers by simply opening any one of the archival flatfiles, or by asking the Gallery Attendant for assistance. The Drawers program has quickly become a favorite aspect of Blue Sky’s ongoing programming, available to approximately 25,000 visitors annually. For 2012—to coincide with the newly inaugurated Portland Photo Month (every April)—Blue Sky is expanding the geographic scope of the Drawers to include up to 80 photographers from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, and Alaska.

Lagrange National XXVII
Fee: $35.00 (Lagrange National XXVII)
Event Dates: 2/10/12 – 4/20/12
Entry Deadline: 1/4/12

History of the LaGrange National The LaGrange National Competition traces its beginning to 1964 when a competitive show known as the Gardens Art Festival was organized and sponsored by the Chattahoochee Valley Art Association, LaGrange College and Callaway Gardens. In 1974, the competition was moved to LaGrange, took the name LaGrange National, and was expanded from a regional to a national show. In 1984, the competition was expanded again into two completely seperate shows held simultaneously, with the Chattahoochee Valley Art Association exhibiting paintings, prints and drawings, and the Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College exhibiting sculpture, ceramics, photography & decorative arts. Over the years, the LaGrange National has earned an excellent reputation. It has hosted numerous distinguished jurors including Lloyed Goodrich, Richard Lahey, Carl Holty, Joseph Rishel, Larry Poons, Jane Livingston, Cynthia McCabe, Linda Cathcart, Ted Potter, Roy Slade, Henry Hopkins, ! Patterson Sims, Peter Mirin, Siri Engberg, Benny Andrews, Robert Lyon, Jane Jackson, Eleanor Heartney and J. Richard Gruber, PhD. This year, Dr. Robert E. Steele joins the list of these respected jurors who have helped bring additional prestige to the LaGrange National. The LaGrange National provides the citizens of West Georgia and East Alabama access to current artistic practice from throughout the United States; offers artists exhibition opportunities and purchase possibilities; and affords the LaGrange Art Museum and the Lamar Dodd Art Center a means for the development of significant collections of contemporary American art. Both organizations have been extremely fortunate to have generous support from the Callaway Foundation of LaGrange and others who have provided purchase award funds to further their growing collections.

Mulvane Art Museum: Mulvane Art Museum Crafts National
Fee: $35.00
Entry Deadline: 1/6/12

A juried exhibition of work by artists through their exploration in clay, fiber/textiles, glass, metal, wood, jewelry, basketry, handmade paper and mixed media.

Earth Through a Lens
Fee: $35.00 (Earth Through a Lens)
Entry Deadline: 1/7/12

“Earth Through a Lens” is an annual juried national photographic competition that serves as a critical photo documentary of human impact on the environment. The display provides a unique cultural event using photography as the medium to promote development of a sustainable environment. The photographs of 30-50 finalists are displayed from April-June in outstanding gallery space in Rancho Mirage CA and the event is marketed throughout Southern California. The images chosen focus on human impact on the natural environment. Key images of pristine environments are selected to provide a contrast with photos of environmental degradation and restoration

Art Students League of Denver, delecTABLE: The Fine Art of Dining
Fee: $30.00 (Art Students League of Denver, delecTable: The Fine Art of Dining)
Entry Deadline: 1/7/12

Juried show dedicated to enhancing the presentation and exhibit of functional ceramics, focusing on the fine art of dining, including place settings, serving vessels and platters, and dinner table décor. Proceeds from the sale of work and associated fundraising dinner events that will showcase the work, in conjunction with table design and food by local designers and chefs, will benefit the Art Students League of Denver and its ceramics program.

Nude Nite – Orlando 2012
Fee: $40.00 (Nude Nite – Orlando 2012 for up to 2 images; not per image. )
Entry Deadline: 1/12/12

Nude Nite – Orlando Event Dates: February 9,10,11, 2012 Submission Deadline: January 12, 2012 (midnite mountain time) $40 fee per Application to include up to 2 images. Location: TBA Nude Nite, in its 13th year is the largest nude art show in the country. The show is held annually in Orlando/Tampa. Each show is treated separately so artists may apply to both. Genre’s represented range from sculpture, mixed media, metal, oil, acrylic, watercolor, digital, photography, glass, woodcraft, found object and film.

Womens Works 2012 25th Anniversary Show
Fee: $35.00 (Womens Works 2012 25th Anniversary Show)
Entry Deadline: 1/19/12

Women’s Works™ is a juried fine art exhibit, celebrating women artists and is presented annually by the Northwest Area Arts Council. Women’s Works™ provides an opportunity to showcase the creative artwork of women artists in North America and Internationally. This is the 25th Anniversary of Women’s Works, an Exhibit of Fine Art by Women – and we have a new website to promote women in the arts, visit:, and you will find important information about upcoming events for women artists and important dates for the Women’s Works show. We encourage you to submit your work to Women Works, 2012, we look forward to the next year’s 25th anniversary show. Please visit the Northwest Area Arts Council web site at: for information about naac.

Nude Nite – Tampa 2012
Fee: $40.00 (Nude Nite – Tampa 2012 for up to 2 images; not per image)
Entry Deadline: 1/26/12

Nude Nite – Tampa Event Dates: March 1, 2, 3 – 2012 Submission Deadline: January 26, 2012 (midnite mountain time) $40 fee per Application to include up to 2 images. Location: TBA Nude Nite, in its 14th year is the largest nude art show in the country. The show is held annually in Orlando/Tampa. Each show is treated separately so artists may apply to both. Genres represented range from sculpture, mixed media, metal, oil, acrylic, watercolor, digital, photography, glass, woodcraft, found object and film.

Durham Arts Council: Annual Call for Artists 2012-2013
Fee: $10.00 (Durham Arts Council: Annual Call for Artists 2012-2013)
Entry Deadline: 1/31/12

The Durham Arts Council issues a call to visual artists each year to select artists to exhibit in its Allenton and Semans Galleries. Screening panels change annually and consist of art professionals from the area. Exhibits selected in the current Call for Artists will take place between August 2012 and August 2013. Selected artists will generally receive one entire gallery for a solo exhibition. Durham Arts Council’s Artist Services Department coordinates and promotes exhibition receptions in our historic downtown Durham facility, produces and distributes media promotion, and creates wall labels and text panels for the galleries.

Fee: $35.00 (TEXAS NATIONAL 2012)
Entry Deadline: 2/10/12

Annually since 1995, the TEXAS NATIONAL Art Competition and Exhibition has been hosted by the School of Art in the College of Fine Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA): Exhibition venue, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. Nacogdoches, TX 75962. TEXAS NATIONAL 2012 is open to all artists working in the United States. Works may be of any medium (except video or performance). All works must be original and completed in the past two years.

Society of North American Goldsmiths Educational Endowment Scholarship 2012
Entry Deadline: 3/15/12

The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Artists. Designers. Jewelers. Metalsmiths. presents: EDUCATIONAL ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP 2012 With the Educational Endowment Scholarship for 2012, SNAG will award four Scholarships with at least one award given to a student that is currently an undergraduate. A $3000 Hoover and Strong award for Production Jewelry Designs*, one $2000 award, one $1500 award and one $1000 award; each includes one year’s SNAG membership. * The Hoover and Strong Award is for graduate students or those entering graduate school.

Nine Dot Arts Artist Database
Entry Deadline: Rolling

NINE dot ARTS is a corporate art consulting firm based in Denver, CO. We find and secure artwork for corporate clients such as hotels, hospitals, and private offices. We are building our new artist database and are open for submissions from both existing and new artists.

The Knowledge Exchange, Inc. Artist Showcase
Fee: $15.00 (The Knowledge Exchange, Inc. Artist Showcase)
Event Dates: 10/27/11 – 12/31/15
Entry Deadline: Rolling
Up to 23 artists will be featured each year in our family-friendly conference center/retail store in Palm Bay, FL. Each selected artist will enjoy a prominently located 180 square foot space in our secure, climate controlled facility for a two week period. Selected artists may also be featured in social media, newsletters, and press releases. See consignment terms below. This is a rolling call for entry and will have no deadline.

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