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Join The Excitement & Discover Daniel Smith Primatek Colors!

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NEW WC Workshop! Great Blue Heron with Daniel Smith Primatek Colors!

Watercolor Exploration Workshop Series with Katrina Meister

When: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Where: Central Art
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Fee: $45 *Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Payment is required at time of registration.

Katrina has teamed up with Central Art to create the Watercolor Exploration Workshop Series! Each class is focused on supplies or techniques, all materials are included in the cost of the class, and you will have some to take home to continue on your own!

Our next will be using some of Daniel Smith’s Primatek colors, paints made from ground stones and minerals, they have a great granular quality!  We’ll be painting a beautiful Great Blue Heron in this workshop!

Contact Katrina 541-601-7221 for more information, and call or stop by Central Art 541-773-1444 to sign up!

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Art du Jour September 2019 Third Friday Art Walk

Art du Jour Gallery
213 E. Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 770-3190
OPEN Tues – Sat., 10AM – 4PM
Portrait Slam exhibit at Art du Jour through September.  Roy Musitelli photo 9/10/19

Portrait Slam exhibit at Art du Jour through September. Roy Musitelli photo 9/10/19

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford is currently featuring a black & white exhibit of portraiture from Portrait Slam, a group of local photographers who have collaborated to create “Bridging Generational Perspectives” to be our featured wall exhibit through September.  In our Salon Sheri Dinardi’s two-month exhibit continues to the end of the month.  For Third Friday, September 20th, 5pm-8pm we are happy to welcome back harpist Kathy Yeoman to entertain with some new material a mix of soothing sounds. Snacks and beverage will be served. For further updates go to our Facebook page (

Featured Exhibit Portrait Slam

Based in Medford, Portrait Slam is an event-based organization fostering creative community, collaboration and creativity, is our featured exhibit for September.  Photographers involved in the exhibit are: Brielle Alden, Aaron Alden, Rachel Lindsey Routh, Tom Pitts, Travis Toll, Debra Thornton Photography & Rebel Louise Photography.

On June 9th, Portrait Slam organized a special photo shoot featuring six photographers, Tiffany Walker of ReFashion Consignment, and residents of Ashland’s Skylark Assisted Living & Memory Care facility. Facilitated by activity director Jeremy Johnson and his staff, the afternoon was spent in creative collaboration, laughter, storytelling, and bridging generational perspectives. Each resident modeled clothing and accessories provided and shared with the photographer’s own unique style, personality and perspective. Portrait Slam chose to present these images in black and white to emphasize that each contribution – both resident and photographer – while beautiful as an individual work of art, is also inextricably connected a more powerful whole.

For more information on this group of artists call: (541) 690-9293.

Guest Artist Sheri Dinardi in Salon through September

"Crystal Earring" by Sheri Dinardi

“Crystal Earring” by Sheri Dinardi… image provided by artist

On her website Sheri writes: “Painting for me is an expression of life. Simple everyday beauty surrounds us. I am especially moved by light, whether it is the rising sun or light spilling across the form of a person. As primarily a painter of people, I enjoy the unique privilege of standing before a beautiful living human being. It is there that you observe the beauty of the colors of light, warm and cool tones spilling over the form. Beyond the imagery is the person hood of the model that seems to emanate into the room. How does one capture it all with mere paint on a blank canvas? There is our challenge… to communicate life and beauty to our viewers. As a artist I desire to paint images that bring joy, inspiration and a sense of hope to the viewer. Most importantly, I hope to express the beauty of creation in such a way as to honor our Creator who gives us life and breath; and inspires me every day with His amazing masterpieces.”

Art du Jour gallery August and September 2019 guest artist Sheri Dinardi.

Art du Jour gallery August and September 2019 guest artist Sheri Dinardi. Photo by Roy Musitelli 8/8/19

It is a distinct honor to have a painter of Sheri’s calibre exhibiting in our Salon. For more information on this artist please go to:

Calling All Rogue Valley Artists!!!

Art du Jour continues to actively seek new artists living in the Rogue Valley region who would like to join our co-operative and display their work to the Medford community. Membership includes an active role in the Art in Bloom festival in May, as well as our monthly Third Friday event. Media to be juried for membership includes pottery, sculpture, photography and jewelry.  Contact the gallery by email at [email protected], or log into our website ( for full membership information.


Call to Artists for the Seventh Annual Angels Show

Call to Artists for the Seventh Annual Angels Show at Art Presence Art Center, December 2019

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Important Changes!

We have decided that, because our call to artists went out later than intended, we needed to make sure we allow artists more time to prepare their works for the show. Therefore, we will return to last year’s format, exhibiting the Angels Show in December only.

Here are the changes to several important dates:

  • Submission Deadline is now November 18th.
  • Artwork drop-off dates are now November 23, 24 and 25th.
  • We will hang the show on Thursday, December 5th.
  • The show opens on Friday, December 6th.
  • Reception is now Saturday, December 7th, from 1–3 pm.
  • Closing date is still Sunday, December 29th.

We thank the artists who have already submitted their entries and apologize for the sudden change.

“Angel on High,” by Katherine Bird, from the 2018 Angels show.

Show Us Your Angels!

We seek your INTERPRETATION of angels in your choice of medium and style. You are not limited to the traditional or religious styles commonly seen this time of year. The amazing variety of angels in various mediums, styles and techniques in past shows has drawn many favorable comments from attendees and patrons. We prefer new angels, but gladly invite prior years’ artists and their angels to return.

We have some pedestals to accommodate freestanding 3D angels but you should be prepared to bring your own. For 2D art, there is a limit of 2 pieces with a maximum dimension of 48 inches each.

Submissions are not technically juried, but we do review and prioritize them in the event we run out of space. If this occurs, new angels will have priority over repeat entries. Painting a new angel for this year’s show? Reply to this email to notify us as soon as possible! Please include the approximate dimensions of your piece(s).

Please fill out the application form below. Right click, then save the image and print. Submit with images of your angel art to gallery director Anne Brooke at [email protected]. Anne will be happy to answer any questions not addressed on the form.


We can’t wait to see your angels.

Please forward and share with artist friends and fellow members of artist groups who might like to participate. We also invite you to share it in your newsletters, online announcements and artist group meetings.

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OAC Update on grant awards, Art in Public Places Roster now open and the first-ever tour of our State Capitol’s art collection!

August 2019

News & Updates

Update on grant awards, Art in Public Places Roster now open and the first-ever tour of our State Capitol’s art collection!

Grant award timeline update

OSG, ALG awards to be announced in September

Due to the new biennium budget process, the announcement of grant awards for the Operating Support and Arts Learning programs is delayed until September.
The Arts Commission is awaiting a final approved budget from the Legislative Fiscal Office and the Business Oregon fiscal office, as well as action by the Arts Commission board, so that grant awards can be finalized and distributed.
Final approval of grant awards is expected at the Arts Commission board meeting in early September. Official notification of application status and funding awards will happen after the Arts Commission board meets.
In recognition of the challenge presented by awards being announced after activity starts, the staff is developing a new timeline for the next funding cycle and may move the activity start period to Oct. 1.

Eric Asakawa plays the role made famous by Kevin Bacon in Broadway Rose Theatre Company’s current production of“Footloose” running through Sept. 1. Broadway Rose received a FY2019 Operating Supporting Grant award. Photo by Craig Mitchelldy.

Call to artists

Oregon Art in Public Places Roster now accepting applications

Regional, national and international artists are invited to submit qualifications for the Oregon Art in Public Places Roster for 2020-2022. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m., MDT (Mountain Daylight Time), on Tuesday, Sept. 10. All materials must be submitted through CaFE™.
The Oregon Arts Commission manages the Percent for Art program for the State of Oregon. The Oregon Art in Public Places Roster serves as a resource for Percent for Art selection panels to identify artists most suitable for specific project needs.
The Roster is completely refreshed every three years. Artist who were selected for a previous Oregon Art in Public Places Roster must reapply to be considered for the 2020-2022 Roster.

George Johanson, “Day and Night,” 2012. Acrylic and oil on canvas. Oregon Department of Transportation.

Corvallis artist Greg Pfarr exhibits in Governor’s Office

Corvallis artist Greg Pfarr will exhibit “A Sense of Place: Time, Memory and Imagination in the Pacific Northwest” in the Governor’s Office of the Capitol Building in Salem through Sept. 26. A “meet the artist” reception is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5.
Place has always been a central focus of Greg’s art. He grew up roaming the woods and creeks of southern Ohio, where he found his first inspiration. Early backpacking experiences in the Smokey and Rocky Mountains convinced him that he had to live near wilderness. A move to Oregon in 1980 made it possible.
An exhibit in the Governor’s office is a “once in a lifetime” honor for selected Oregon artists.

Greg Pfarr, “Three Glaciers, Prince William Sound, Alaska,” 2014. Etching and woodcut. 24 x 36 inches (image). Courtesy the artist.

American Artist Appreciation Month

First-ever tours of State Capitol art offered in August

Explore the vast art collection inside the Oregon State Capitol during American Artist Appreciation Month in August. For the first time, State Capitol visitor services will provide guided tours of the Art of the Time Collection, publicly displayed throughout the building.
Tours will depart from the state seal in the rotunda at noon Monday through Friday,
Aug. 19-30. The collection includes more than 175 American (and many regional) artists, featured on the Percent for Art Collection website.
For a schedule of upcoming events and exhibits at the Capitol, visit

Sally Haley, “Camellias,” before 1979. Acrylic on canvas. Photo: Frank Miller.

At Liberty honors Royal Nebeker

Former Arts Commissioner and beloved Oregon artist Royal Nebeker (1945-2014) is being celebrated in a retrospective of his work on exhibit at At Liberty in Bend through September.
A prominent teacher, Nebeker left a tremendous legacy of work. A broad representation of his life’s work assembled for the tribute show.
Royal once said, “This process of painting resembles looking through a night window. I peer out, observing and at the same time see the reflection of the interior conditions of my own reality. It is my intent that as the viewer peers into my painting, he will not only see a visual record of meaning in my life, but will discover the reflection of meaning in their own, as in a night window.”

Pictured at the Royal Nebeker exhibit opening: (left to right) Kaari Vaughn, a founding partner of At Liberty; Sarah Nebeker, Royal’s widow and a Clatsop County Commissioner; Hannah Nebeker, Royal’s daughter; Rene Mitchell, a founding partner of At Liberty; Jenny Green, a founding partner of At Liberty; and Brian Wagner, Arts Commission community development coordinator. .

Florence public mural celebrates local culture

“Stitching Time, Weaving Cultures,” a public mural celebrating local culture and heritage, was recently dedicated in Florence. Commissioned by The City of Florence and the City’s Public Arts Committee, the mural was created by Portland artist-team Marino-Heidel Studios.
Almost three years in the making, the mural showcases folk arts and speaks to cultural interchange. It also “stitches” together ideas that represent the Florence area. The design incorporates the iconic Siuslaw Bridge and native flora and fauna of our region and pays homage to the Siuslaw people.
The project was a partnership between enthusiastic citizens, members of the PUD, Tribal leaders and City of Florence staff.

(Left to right) Harlan Springer of the Florence Public Arts Committee, Catherine Rickbone of the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts and Michal Dalton, Oregon Arts Commissioner.

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Josephine County Artists Association 2019 Membership Show and Dinner

Josephine County Artists Association 2019 Membership Show


Best of Show Award…..$50 Cash Award Members Choice Award…..$25 Gift Certificate for Central Art

Members- Get your artwork ready for our Membership Show

October 3, 2019

Dinner and Show at the Taprock Northwest Grill Cost: $20 – includes Buffet Dinner and gratuity

Money for tickets must be received by September 21st and will be available at our September 5th Meeting or by mail to the


No entry fee for this show….only JCAA Members can enter Guests are welcome to attend the dinner and critique – Cost $20

Judge: Charlotte Peterson

Registration: 5:30 – 6:00 PM No paintings will be accepted after 6:00 PM Dinner: 6:00 – 7:00 PM Buffet
Awards and Critique: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Each member can enter one painting that has not been previously entered in any JCAA Show. Paintings entered in this show will not be eligible for entry in the Spring Show.
The following are the categories for this show:

Advanced Intermediate Beginner/Classwork

The judge will determine the first, second, third and honorable mention awards for each category. The judge will also select Best of Show.

The JCAA membership will select the award for Members’ Choice.

Josephine County Artists Association

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  • Monthly meetings take place at:
  • Fruitdale Grange
    1440 Parkdale Drive, Grants Pass, OR

Promoting the interest and development of the arts for its members and the community. Monthly meetings include guest artist demonstrations. Activities include the annual Spring Show, Luncheon and Critique, the Fall Membership Show and Plein aire outings. Monthly meetings on the first Thursday of each month except July & August. Time: Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec 1:00PM–3:00 PM; Apr, May, Jun, Sept, Oct, Nov 6:30PM–8:30PM.

Calls For Art- Chicago’s Woman Made Gallery- August 2019


Truth as a Contested Concept
Exhibition Dates: November 1 – 23, 2019
Final Entry Due Date: August 30, 2019
Juror: Indira Freitas Johnson


Exhibition Description: “Truth as a Contested Concept” is open to all artists whose work addresses the theme.

We used to think of truth as being absolute. That our choices were binary. But today truth is a contested concept. One of the many questions that come up is whether truth is subject to human interpretation. Does truth change according to circumstances so that what is true for a particular time is not true at a different time? Does this mean that truth for one person may not necessarily be the same for everyone? If this is the case, can anyone really know “the truth”? The juror is interested in creating a dialog around what we consider truth to be. Do we feel that truth is important? Does the constant wearing away of our belief in truth jeopardize our well-being?

We encourage entries of recent works, but there is no restriction on the creation date. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG. The application fee for our juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: [email protected]. All applicants should submit an artist’s statement about their body of work. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.

Juror: Indira Freitas Johnson
Indira Freitas Johnson is an award-winning artist and educator whose passion is to make art a part of everyday life and to involve local communities in the art process. Influenced by an artist father and a mother who was a social activist, Johnson believes strongly that art and activism are a powerful combination for social change.

Born in Mumbai, India, Johnson received her undergraduate degree from the University of Bombay and the Sir JJ Institute of Art and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the prestigious Illinois Governor’s Award for the Arts. Chicago Magazine named her the 2013 Chicagoan of the Year.

Johnson’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented in numerous private and public collections, including the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Transit Authority, and Rhode Island School of Design Museum (Providence, RI).

“Ten Thousand Ripples,” Johnson’s Chicago-area Public Art, Peace and Civic Engagement initiative, uses art as a catalyst for conversations about peace and nonviolence.

For more information visit

Image: Artwork by Indira Freitas Johnson


Small Works Members Show 2019
Exhibition Dates: December 6 – 15, 2019
Entry Due Date: October 25, 2019
Jurors: WMG Program Committee


In celebration of its 27th anniversary year, WMG is hosting a “Small Works” exhibition, open to all current WMG members working in any discipline.

  • Exhibition Dates: December 6 – 15, 2019
  • Final Entry Deadline: October 25, 2019
  • Notifications: Week of November 4, 2019
  • Art Delivery: Nov. 28–29 (Th–Fri) | noon–6 pm; Nov. 30 (Sat) | 4–6 pm
  • Installation: December 1–5, 2019
  • Open House + Reception: Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 2–4 pm
  • Members + Volunteers Party: December 15 (Sun) | 2–4 pm
  • Art Pickup: Dec. 15 (Sun) | 4–6 pm or Dec. 16 (Mon) | noon–6 pm (WMG is NOT responsible for any artwork left in the gallery after Monday, December 16, 2019.)

Submit images of up to three works in any media. At least one work is guaranteed to be included. Accepted artworks must not exceed 16″ in any direction, including framing.

Applicants should submit a general artist’s statement of no more than 100 words. Accepted works will be installed salon-style.

All artwork must be for sale, with each piece’s value not to exceed $300. WMG takes a 40% commission on all sales.

Artists are responsible for all shipping expenses to and from WMG. Artwork must be shipped or hand-delivered to arrive Nov. 28–29 (Th–Fri) | noon–6 pm or Nov. 30 (Sat) | 4–6 pm. WMG will return unsold shipped works by mail if prepaid return label is included with shipped art. Unsold art may be donated to Woman Made Gallery’s 2020 Annual Gala.

There is no entry fee, but membership must be current. Please join by October 25, 2019, or renew your membership if it has expired:


Any donation to our opening reception or otherwise is deeply appreciated. Thank you!

Image: Marta Kowalska-Porcz and Jesy Grose at the 2018 Small Works Members Show

Join Woman Made Gallery
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Enter through Parking Lot at North Entrance on 21st Street
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Gallery Hours: Thur-Fri 12 – 6pm & Sat-Sun 12 – 4pm
Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization founded in 1992. Its mission is to support, cultivate, and promote the diverse contributions of women in the arts through exhibitions and other programs that serve, educate, and enrich our community. We rely on membership contributions and individual donations to create the programs that support our mission.

Woman Made Gallery is supported in part by grants from The Arts Work Fund; The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation;  The Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund; The Illinois Arts Council Agency;  The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; The Joyce Foundation; and the generosity of its members and contributors. We thank our Art Angel, an anonymous donor who contributes generously and repeatedly through BMO Harris Bank.

Art Deadlines List August 2019

Art Deadlines List – August 2019 Edition
Art Is Coming!

September 03, 2019 – ARTISTS NETWORK | PASTEL 100

Sponsored by Pastel Journal, America’s leading magazine devoted to pastel artists, this annual competition offers cash, prizes and publicity to its talented winners. Get rewarded for your finest work!Winners will be featured in the April 2020 issue of Pastel Journal. Entry Fee. Details:


SlowArt Productions presents the annual group thematic exhibition, A Show of Heads. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery from Oct. 10 – Nov 2, 2019. Open to all artists working in any media, this exhibition will include all interpretations and portrayals of the human head, from the traditional to the abstract and conceptual. All visions of the head will be reviewed and considered. Entry Fee. Details: OR [email protected]


When Darkness Falls: Night Explorations The jury seeks works that reflect on why we are drawn to the darkness and the unknown, including works that communicate the drama of the night and examine sources of light within the dark. Desirable works will explore the symbolism and superstition of the dark, and reveal the mystery cloaked in the wonder of the night. Application Fee. Details: 410-326-4640 OR OR [email protected]

August 29, 2019 – 6X7 AWARD “HAS THE EAGLE LANDED?”

The contest is organized on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the Moon. For the 50th anniversary of the first flight to the Moon, 6×7 Leica Gallery Warsaw presents this summer an exhibition of the German photographer, Thomas Herbrich, entitled “The Truth about the Moon Landing”. Did people reach the Moon? We know Herbrich’s opinion. Now we are asking YOU! No Entry Fee. Details:


Our World In Focus is excited to present this month’s FREE photo contest “Reflections”! Incorporating reflections can be one of the most powerful compositional techniques. We want to see how you use reflections in your images! Free Entry, Win $25! All submitted images have a chance to win $25 and a feature on our website. Deadline August 31st, 2019. No Entry Fee. Details: OR [email protected]


The competition is organized by the Aesthetica Magazine. There are two categories: Poetry and Short Fiction. Poetry entries should be no more than 40 lines. Fiction entries should be no more than 2,000 words. There is no theme to the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. You are welcome to submit work on any subject. Both Poetry and Fiction entries should be written in English. Entry Fee. Details:

September 01, 2019 – ART FAIR (LOS ANGELES) 2020

Gestalt Projects invites you to be part of our small works grid installation in the bG Gallery booth at an international art fair in Los Angeles, February 5-9, 2020 the 25 year anniversary of the fair. -Submit examples as a placeholder and then create a new work for the show in a circular shape (can be on any surface so long as it is circular) 8in diameter or less Entry Fee. Details:


Submissions are being accepted for this national, juried visual figurative art competition and exhibition. Deadline for submissions is September 2,. Show runs from October 26 – December 9, 2019. $7,700 in awards: First $3000, Second $1500, Third $1140, Fourth $900, Fifth $660, Honorable Mention 1 & 2 $250. Juror: Alberto Jorge Carol. Entry Fee. Details: 570-372-4059 OR OR [email protected]


Competition opens August 12, 2019 and closes September 8, 2019. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition will be held September 10 through October 8, 2019. Awards will be given along with competition collateral. Winners will be announced on September 24, 2019. Entry Fee/USD Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 OR OR [email protected]


Something many artists strive for in their work throughout their careers; a going beyond ordinary. But what about work that addresses the idea of Transcendence as a subject, rather than an aspect of the ambition, dedication, and rigor of the artist themselves? How does visual art represent, either through subject, form, or content, a notion which, in some form or another, underlies much of human introspection? Entry Fee. Details:


Open to multimedia art and literary works that illuminate queer identities and their relationships to other cultures in the Midwest. Hosted by Ruth Foster Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, February 14-March 11, 2020. Artists/writers do not have to live in the Midwest to participate but work must relate to the prospectus criteria to be eligible. No entry fee. No Entry Fee. Details:FullProspectus:


Any unique handmade prints are eligible. Eligible prints include cyanotype, lumens, Van Dyke, salt, chemigram, tintype, bromoil, gum bichromate, platinum/palladium, photogravure, albumen, liquid emulsion, ziatype, image transfers, kallitypes, lith prints, hand colored silver gelatin prints, encaustic and mordoncage. Unique prints made from digital negatives are eligible. Creativity is encouraged… Entry Fee. Details:


An exhibit of artworks depicting animals acting in what are thought to be human behaviors. E.g. dancing, laughing, lying, scheming, thinking, mongomy, creating…. -Exhibit will take online on the Artsy platforms exclusive online exhibits section this Winter. 50/50 split. No Entry Fee. Details:


Grand Prize $1,500, domestic airfare (up to $500) and French Quarter accommodations to attend the Festival in New Orleans, VIP All-Access Festival pass for the next Festival ($600 value), publication in Bayou Magazine. Plays must not have been professionally produced, published, or performed. Entry Fee. Details:

October 01, 2019 – CALL FOR ENTRY KICKS

An Exhibition of all things footwear. No Entry Fee. Details:

October 07, 2019 – SMALL WORKS 2019

A national juried exhibition of small works (12 inches or smaller in any direction*). Open to artists working in all media excluding video/sound and installation art. exhibition is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. A total of $2,000 in cash awards, \”Best in Show\” receives $1,000! • Exhibition Dates: Nov 30, 2019-Jan 3, 2020 • Opening Reception: Saturday, December 7, 4-7pm Application Fee. Details: 315-462-0210 OR OR [email protected]


National exhibition open to 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artwork. Three Jurors. Nine cash awards with a total value of $3,500. Exhibition will be on view at the Naples Art Association in Florida Dec 6, 2019 – Jan 9, 2020 and is open to all media, subject matter and genres of artwork created after Jan. 1, 2015. Entry Fee. Details: 239-262-6517 OR OR [email protected]


Embracing Our Differences uses the power of art & prose to promote diversity. Our outdoor juried art exhibit features 50 billboard-size images (12.5ft x 16ft) created by local, national & international artists & writers reflecting the theme of ”enriching lives through diversity.” The 2019 exhibit hosted 218,000 visitors bringing total attendance, since 2004, to more than 2,920,000. No Entry Fee. Details: 941-404-5710 OR OR [email protected]


Though often divisive and inflammatory, we can’t avoid politics in today’s world. The intrinsic beliefs and opinions that shape us as human beings can almost always be seen in a political light. For our show this month, we seek art that express all things political, regardless of party or belief systems. Entry Fee. Details:


The contest is organized by the Tapirulan Cultural Association. This year’s theme is SUPER. Super can mean many things … And you are free to choose the meaning you like best. You may submit only one illustration. Any medium and technique is allowed. Each work must be square-shaped, not smaller than 25×25 centimetres and not bigger than 40×40 centimetres. Entry Fee. Details:


The 18th annual Indian Wells Arts Festival, April 3, 4 & 5, 2020. Open call for all media artists. Primary Jury deadline to apply: 10/21/19 Application Fees: $35 application fee through 10/21/19 Second Jury deadline to apply (increases to $50 late fee): January 6, 2020– limited to just 50 spaces left for artists. Application Fee. Details: 760-346-0042 OR OR [email protected]


The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division invites any and all artists to create a design that celebrates the theme of this year’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival. The selected winner will win an award of $600 and the opportunity to display their artwork to thousands of people as part of the One City One Pride promotional campaign. The 2020 theme is “For the Record.” No Entry Fee. Details:


We will be giving out a $500 reward for the best 50-word horror story. Must be unpublished. Winner will be published in both the digital and print issue. No Entry Fee. Details:
The 2020 theme focuses on how the use of compost can improve or maintain high quality soil which helps to grow healthy plants, reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improve water quality and protect the environment through storing carbon as a significant effort for climate change mitigation. The main message for ICAW 2020 is that all soils can be improved with the addition of compost. No Entry Fee. Details:


The photographs must narrate or tell a story related to these topics: humanitarian action, international cooperation, social exclusion, human rights violations, armed conflicts, natural disasters, refugee and immigrant populations or socially excluded groups. At least 30% of the total of the series must have been made between January 2019 and October 2019. No Entry Fee. Details:


Level up your career. Learn how to build sales and a collector list from our marketing experts. Curate to sell with our friendly guidelines, and meet your next collectors at Superfine! | LA 2020. Location: The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007 Fair dates: February 6 – 9, 2020 Booths are selling quickly, so we recommend applying before the deadline! Application Fee. Details:


The Nikon Small World Competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope. There are two competitions: * Nikon Small World Contest * Nikon Small World In Motion Contest Photomicrographs must be taken using a light microscope. All types of light microscopy and specimens are acceptable. The use of Nikon equipment is not required. No Entry Fee. Details:

Guggenheim Foundation and Fellowship Grants Available For Artists

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship Competition

Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

Fellowships are awarded through two annual competitions: one open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada, and the other open to citizens and permanent residents of Latin America and the Caribbean. Candidates must apply to the Guggenheim Foundation in order to be considered in either of these competitions. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has decided to suspend its Latin American and Caribbean competition for the year 2020 while we examine the workings and efficacy of the program. Therefore the Foundation will not be accepting applications in the Latin American and Caribbean competition for 2020.

The Foundation receives approximately 3,000 applications each year. Although no one who applies is guaranteed success in the competition, there is no prescreening: all applications are reviewed. Approximately 175 Fellowships are awarded each year.

During the rigorous selection process, applicants will first be pooled with others working in the same field, and examined by experts in that field: the work of artists will be reviewed by artists, that of scientists by scientists, that of historians by historians, and so on. The Foundation has a network of several hundred advisers, who either meet at the Foundation offices to look at applicants’ work, or receive application materials to read offsite. These advisers, all of whom are themselves former Guggenheim Fellows, then submit reports critiquing and ranking the applications in their respective fields. Their recommendations are then forwarded to and weighed by a Committee of Selection, which then determines the number of awards to be made in each area. Occasionally, no application in a given area is considered strong enough to merit a Fellowship.

The Committee of Selection then forwards its recommendations to the Board of Trustees for final approval. The successful candidates in the United States and Canada competition are announced in early April; those in the Latin America and Caribbean competition, in early June.

We guarantee our advisers and Committee of Selection members, as well as those who submit letters of reference, absolute confidentiality. Therefore, under no circumstances will the reasons for the rejection of an application be provided.

Learn more about the Foundation and Fellowship Grants here:

Complete the form found at the link below to request a login account so that you can access Guggenheim’s online Fellowship Application. An email will be sent to you shortly with your login credentials. It may take a few minutes before you receive the email.

If you applied in the 2019 competition, you may use your previous username when you complete this form, but we will issue you a new password. No portion of your previous application will be retrievable for use in this year’s competition. Persons who have already received a Guggenheim Fellowship are not eligible to apply for another.
The application deadline for the 2020 United States and Canada competition is 11:59 P.M. (EST), Monday, September 16, 2019. 

Apply for the Fellowship Grant here:

SOAR wishes you the best of success in your fellowship application! If you win a fellowship grant, please let us know so we can share your story.

Call to Artists – What to Wear, An Exhibit of Depictions of Clothing

bG Gallery in Santa Monica, CA calls to artists for works to include in an exhibit of artworks depicting clothing and wearable objects. Examples: hats, shoes, dresses, gloves purses, belts watches, etc.

Artists do not need to deliver artwork to the gallery but must keep works available for the duration of the show.

Any medium including sculpture is eligible.

Gallery is located at 2525 Michigan Ave, #A2, Santa Monica CA 90404. bG Gallery keeps 50% of the sale prices of art.

Set up an account and submit your application here:

Contact Om Bleicher at [email protected] .com with your questions.

Britt Festival Extends Deadline for Artists Call

This note is to inform you that Britt is extending the application period for the Fine Arts Poster Call to Artists. We will accept application until August 15th to make sure artists who are off enjoying summer vacations have a chance to apply.
We will come around to a few of the local galleries with some more flyers – until then please pass the word along to all artists you know who might be interested in becoming one of the Britt Fine Artists.
Details can be found on our website at: