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Calls to Artists with Deadlines Dec 1 – Feb 26

December 1, 2015 – SPLASH
Showcase your talent by entering this exciting competition, brought to you by the North Light team. We have dedicated the 18th edition of Splash to Value: Light and Dark! Entry Fee. Details: http://www.artistsnetwork.com/competitions/splash
January 4, 2016 – CALL TO ARTISTS : CASH AWARDS : JURIED EXHIBIT
Embracing Our Differences is accepting submissions for its 13th annual outdoor juried art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion to be displayed spring 2016 in Sarasota, FL USA. 42 artists will be selected. National and international submissions accepted. Final selections will be made by a 3-judge panel. $3,000 (US) in awards. There is no submission fee nor limit on the number of entries. Details: 941-404-5710 OR http://embracingourdifferences.org OR [email protected]
November 30, 2015 – EMERGING ARTISTS 2016
The twenty fourth annual competition for gallery group exhibition and awards. This exhibition is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of emerging artists. The exhibition will be held in March of 2016 at the Limner Gallery and is open to all artists working in any media. Deadline for submissions is November 30, 2015. Entry Fee. Details: 225-522-1401 OR http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/ea2016.htm OR [email protected]

November 25, 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
November 25, 2015 – MEDIUM LARGE SCULPTURE FOR SANTA MONICA GALLERY EXHIBIT.
Sculpture Maze is a curatorial/installation maze created from lines of sculptures. -1st place $500 Works will need to be free standing sculptures, or artists need to provide their own pedestals.- Exhibit will take place Feb 2016 – If included in the exhibit standard gallery 50/50 splits for art sales will apply. Details: https://bggallery.submittable.com/submit/46798
November 25, 2015 – RECYCLED, REPURPOSED, RECOVERED: FOUND OBJECT ART
6th annual international juried exhibition of the AD Gallery. Submissions should reflect work that recycles found objects in two-dimensional, three-dimensional, installation or digital media (including video based media). Submissions must depict progressive approaches to found object art. Composition, technique, style and expression will be considered in the selection process. Entry fee, prizes. Details: 910-775-4264 OR http://bit.ly/1LxUQnC OR http://bit.ly/1LefqrJ
November 28, 2015 – BJ SPOKE GALLERY EXPO 35
EXPO is an annual competition for artists living in the USA. The juror is Mary Potter, Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The gallery is in Huntington, NY. All fine arts media are acceptable including video. Entry fee. Winners have up to 6 pieces in gallery show in March 2016. Full prospectus at website. Details: 631-549-5106 OR http://www.bjspokegallery.com/juried-competitions/expo-35
November 30, 2015 – OPEN CALL : LACDA “SNAP TO GRID” : EVERY ENTRY SHOWN
The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art seeks artists for an un-juried international exhibit featuring digital art and photography December 10, 2015-January 2, 2016. All entries will be printed (8.5″x11″ on heavyweight paper) and shown in the gallery arranged in a grid. Entrants submit JPEG files of original work. Deadline: November 30, 2015. Entry Fee. Details: http://lacda.com/juried/juriedshow.html
November 30, 2015 – BLACK LIVES MATTER MN CALL FOR ARTISTS
Intermedia Arts, Obsidian Arts and United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities are collaborating on these exhibitions centered around Black Lives Matter. The two exhibitions will create a city-wide conversation using art as the touchstone. One is entitled: Hands Up Don’t Shoot – HER The other is entitled: Faith [In]Action? Please get the full call from: ObsidianArtsCenter.org Details: http://tinyurl.com/owkvwr3 OR http://bit.ly/1YdVFGE OR [email protected]
November 30, 2015 – CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR 2016 HUNTING ART PRIZE
The Hunting Art Prize announces the call for entries for its 2016 competition, giving artists in Texas an opportunity to vie for a $50,000 prize. A single two-dimensional piece that complies with the terms and conditions may be submitted for the prize through the competition website. The digital file must be in JPEG format – no less than 1 MB and no greater than 2 MB in size. Details: http://www.huntingartprize.com OR [email protected]
November 30, 2015 – CALL FOR ARTISTS: INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION BERLIN
The call is open to artists working in any genre. Submitted works must meet the size requirement of 12?12 inches (30?30 cm). The size restriction is the aggregate of the piece and any framing which may be necessary. Works may be 2D or 3D and must be ready to be wall mounted. Artists who wish to submit video,sculptures or audio works may do so but must also be displayed in a wall mounted box Details: http://www.annexart.com/#!quadratfu/c9h4 OR [email protected]
November 30, 2015 – EMERGING ARTISTS 2016
The twenty fourth annual competition for gallery group exhibition and awards. This exhibition is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of emerging artists. The exhibition will be held in March of 2016 at the Limner Gallery and is open to all artists working in any media. Deadline for submissions is November 30, 2015. Entry Fee. Details: 225-522-1401 OR http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/ea2016.htm OR [email protected]
November 30, 2015 – CALL TO ARTISTS: SPRING 2016 RESIDENCY IN SABINA, ITALY
Deadline: NOVEMBER 30, 2015 Duration: 1 month: APRIL, MAY, JUNE 2016 Eligibility: The residency is open to individual professional artists at any stage of their career, working in: visual arts, photography, environmental arts, film & video, media arts, performing arts, music and literature. Cost to Artist: 250 Euros per artist/month More Info & application form on our website. Details: http://33oc.org
December 1, 2015 – ART/EXPERIMENTAL DCIFF2016 CALL FOR FILM/MEDIA SUBMISSONS
DC INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, March 4-13, 2016. Strong art/experimental films w/cutting edge content. DCIFF 2016, in its 18th year, welcomes interactive and installation films. Deadline December 1st, 2015. Details at website or submit at withoutabox or filmfreeway. Metro DC Film Premieres required; all films completed in 2015; films in process accepted. Submission fees used for filmmaker support. Details: 202-338-1198 OR http://dciff-indie.org/submissionscall OR [email protected]
December 1, 2015 – NFCC CALL FOR ENTRIES
NFCC’s Hardee Center for the Arts is offering exhibition space to visual artist with original and compelling work. Solo or group proposals for all 2D and 3D work. Exhibitions will be determined according to work that shares a theme or visual aesthetic. No entry fee. Artists are responsible for shipping. Details: 850-973-1642 OR http://www.nfcc.edu/departments/academics/visual-arts/call-for-entries-2016 OR [email protected]
December 1, 2015 – SPLASH
Showcase your talent by entering this exciting competition, brought to you by the North Light team. We have dedicated the 18th edition of Splash to Value: Light and Dark! Entry Fee. Details: http://www.artistsnetwork.com/competitions/splash
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 [email protected]
December 4, 2015 – $5,000 CASH AWARDS : SCI FI / FANTASY / HORROR ARTWORKS
Looking for the very best in imaginative realism artworks, both traditional and non-traditional, including sculpture. We offer cash prizes, certificates of merit, as well as publication in our upcoming Compilation art book – Infected by Art Volume 4. The best images voted on by our esteemed jury will be selected for the book. Entry Fee. Details: http://www.infectedbyart.com/contestdetails.asp?cid=26 OR [email protected]
December 4, 2015 – ARTISTS IN ACTION; ARTISTS IN THEIR OWN HABITAT
From January 14-March 2, 2015, Annmarie’s spectacular Main Gallery will be transformed into temporary artist studios, providing a serene retreat and experimental space for artists to develop new works, display and sell their work, network with other artists, and share their creative process with visitors. Details: 410-326-4640 OR http://www.annmariegarden.org OR [email protected]
December 5, 2015 – $10,000 IN CASH PRIZES : DAVE BOWN PROJECTS
Jurors: Katherine Pill, Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; Ron Platt, Curator, Grand Rapids Art Museum; Kelly Shindler, Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. In addition to the cash prizes listed above; we 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. Entry fee. Details: 917-365-5265 OR http://davebownprojects.com OR [email protected]
December 6, 2015 – CALL TO WRITERS FOR “TWO ROADS DIVERGE”
The Writer magazine seeks submissions – 2,000-word short story that include elements of duality and divergence. From duplicitous acts to binary oppositions, communication with the “other side” to double indemnity, take a plot, character, setting or theme in two directions. Novelist and short story writer Colum McCann will read the finalists and choose the winners. entry fee. Details: http://www.writermag.com/writing-resources/contests
December 7, 2015 – CELL PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY IV:MOVING PAST THE CAMERA
Texas Photographic Society announces Cell Phone Photography IV: Moving Past the Camera juried by Meri Aaron Walker. TPS is now accepting images taken with a cell phone camera. This exhibition is open to all levels of photographers internationally. Images must be captured with a cell phone camera and can only be manipulated with a cell phone application. NO Photoshop adjustments are permitted! Details: http://texasphoto.org/current-call-for-entry OR [email protected]
December 12, 2015 – 10TH ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE INTERNATIONAL CONTEST BASED IN VENICE
International art award for painting, photography, sculpture, video art, performance, digital art, land art. Prizes: 6 cash prizes of €7,000 each, the organization of a collective exhibition in the Arsenale of Venice, 4 exhibitions in international Art Galleries, 2 collaborations with Companies, 7 Art Residencies, 3 participations in International Festivals and the publication of the catalogue. Details: http://www.artelagunaprize.com/about OR [email protected]
December 15, 2015 – CALL to ARTISTS for “WOMEN IN ART”
Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, California is looking for some unbelievable women artists. All local, national and international women artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art. Submission fee. Details: 949-667-1803 OR http://www.laslagunagallery.com/#!womeninart2016/c119a
December 16, 2015 – FAUX WITH JUROR LOUISE CLEMENTS | CALL FOR ENTRIES
The theme is FAUX. Fake wood, plastic surgery and imitation cheese, the world around us is staged with facades. We are surrounded by stand in’s for the original, fabricated neighborhoods with identical houses and plastic rocks. Juror Louise Clements. All artist interpretations on this theme are encouraged. All photographic processes are welcome. More info at C4FAP.ORG. Details: 970-224-1010 OR http://www.c4fap.org/exhibitions/faux OR [email protected]
December 21, 2015 – LENSCULTURE EXPOSURE AWARDS 2015
Now in its 7th year, the competition aims to discover and showcase the world’s best contemporary photographers — including all genres of photography and from diverse cultures on every continent. The call for entries is available in 16 languages, so it is truly a global competition. Details: http://www.lensculture.com/awards
December 28, 2015 – CALL TO ARTISTS FOR “ALL IN DUE TIME”
In this call for submissions Linus Gallery is looking for your artistic characterization of time. Open to all local, domestic, national and international professional and amateur artists. All art mediums will be considered, from photography, wall sculpture, fabric, mixed media, paintings and drawings. We are now accepting video and poetry entries for online shows. entry fee. Details: http://linusgallery.com/call-for-entries/all-in-due-time-call-for-submissions-deadline-december-28-2015
December 30, 2015 – SHADOW AND LIGHT
Darkroom Gallery is looking for works that explore the vast languages of shadow & light. Low light, bright light and every stop in between. Natural light vs man-made light sources: sunrises and sunsets, moonlight and neon light. Photographs are steeped in qualities that go beyond the work’s subject and content, an almost indecipherable layer is imparted through the usage of light. Entry fee. Details: 802-777-3686 OR http://www.darkroomgallery.com/ex78 OR [email protected]
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 [email protected]
December 31, 2015 – CALL FOR ARTISTS AND SCULPTORS
“Houston Gallery looking for Artists and Sculptors” Looking for talented & educated emerging artists to represent through December 2016.Modern/Abstract Works are strongly encouraged. Details: 713-527-0523 OR http://www.hannahbacolbuschgallery.com/?p=2033
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
January 4, 2016 – CALL TO ARTISTS : CASH AWARDS : JURIED EXHIBIT
Embracing Our Differences is accepting submissions for its 13th annual outdoor juried art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion to be displayed spring 2016 in Sarasota, FL USA. 42 artists will be selected. National and international submissions accepted. Final selections will be made by a 3-judge panel. $3,000 (US) in awards. There is no submission fee nor limit on the number of entries. Details: 941-404-5710 OR http://embracingourdifferences.org OR [email protected]
January 5, 2016 – CALL TO ARTISTS: $1,000 STIPENDS EACH FOR 10 ARTISTS
Philadelphia Sculptors seeks artists to create site specific installations for “Artship Olympia” on Cruiser Olympia at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia from June 25 – Sept. 25, 2016. Open to all media but 3D components required. Entry fee waived with PS membership. Details: 215-284-9672 OR http://www.philasculptors.org/olympia OR [email protected]
January 7, 2016 – SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM SEEKS SPECTACULAR PROPOSALS PROJECTS
Beam Camp, a specialized summer camp for building and collaboration announces its annual international search to find its 2016 Beam Projects.Projects are budgeted at $12,500. Winning designers receive a $3,000 honorarium, travel costs, and are invited to visit camp during the project’s production. No entry fee. Details: http://beamcamp.org/2016beamprojectproposal
January 15, 2016 – CALL TO ARTISTS: THE ARTIST PROJECT
The Artist Project is a collaboration between the MFA and ten after-school community organizations in the Boston area. Each year a new experienced artist with a passion for community arts is selected to plan and lead a project with children to create a collaborative work of art inspired by the Museum’s encyclopedic collection. The completed project is exhibited in the Edward H. Linde Gallery in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art at the MFA. A stipend of $22,000 and a materials budget is provided to the selected artist. Please visit site to apply. January 15, 2016 (postmark deadline). Details: http://bit.ly/1MFejVf
January 15, 2016 – CALL FOR ART FOR ABOLITION: A JOURNAL OF INSURGENT POLITICS
Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics is a new radical journal which highlights work that pushes beyond policy changes and toward revolutionary abolitionism. We see the voices of artists, and unique insights possible through the arts, as fundamental in both speaking back to existing systems of oppression and imagining different future. Seeking art for our inaugural issue. Details: http://abolitionjournal.org/call-for-art-submissions-abolition-inaugural-issue
January 17, 2016 – LENS 2016 INTERNATIONAL JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
Perspective Gallery announces our sixth annual juried exhibition of photography, LENS 2016. Photographers are invited to submit work for possible inclusion in the exhibition. All subject matter and photographic processes are welcome. Submit up to five photographic images in JPEG form. Images must have been created within the past five years. Juror: Juli Lowe, Director, Catherine Edelman Gallery Details: http://perspectivegallery.slideroom.com OR [email protected]
January 22, 2016 – CALL FOR ENTRIES: STUDIO MONTCLAIR VIEWPOINTS 2016 ANNUAL EXHIBITION
Presented at and co-sponsored by aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art in the heart of Newark, NJ’s arts district from June 2 to June 30, 2016. All mediums accepted including videos and installations. Juror: Mary Birmingham, Curator, Visual Arts Center of NJ, formerly with the Whitney, Montclair and Hunterdon Art Museums. CASH AWARDS. Online entry. Entry Fee. Details: 973-744-1818 OR http://studiomontclair.org/?p=8049
February 26, 2016 – CALL ARTISTS ARNOT ART MUSEUM 75TH REGIONAL EXHIBITION
Artists 18 and older living in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont are eligible to submit a maximum of two entries. The 75th Regional Exhibition offers $10,000 in cash awards to be distributed among the juror selections. Entry fee. Details: 607-734-3697 OR http://arnotartmuseum.org/regional OR [email protected]

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