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Call to Artists: North Valley Art League Regional Juried Photography Show

ELIGIBILITY

This show is open to all photographers residing in Northern California and Southern Oregon as follows: Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, El Dorado counties and all counties north to the California border, and the southern Oregon counties of Coos, Douglas, Curry, Josephine, Jackson, Klamath, Lake, Harney, and Malheur.
Images previously accepted into a NVAL Juried Photography Show are not eligible – with the exception of images accepted into a NVAL International Juried Photography Show as a Silver Selection.

All forms of photographic expression are encouraged, with the stipulation that all images must be the original work of the artist, i.e., both capture and post-processing, excluding resizing and printing.
FRAMING PROGRAM  $15 to rent one of NVAL’s frames and have NVAL frame your matted print. 
 
Work may be shipped or hand-delivered to the NVAL Carter House Gallery.

AWARDS — $1000

  • First Place — $500
  • Second Place — $250
  • Third Place — $100
  • 3 Merit Awards — $50 each
  • Honorable Mentions at the discretion of the juror
  • Only juror-accepted work submitted to the Carter House Gallery exhibit is eligible for awards

JUROR

We are very proud to have James Gilmore, MFA, Photography and College of the Siskiyous Instructor as the juror for the 2018 show.

ENTRY — Entry period is open now.

  • Entry deadline is Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • All entries will be online.  The procedure is quite easy and is explained in the Prospectus online at the NVAL website (see below.)
  • You may enter as many images as you wish
  • Entry Fees — $33 to enter three images, $8 each additional

FOR FURTHER DETAILS and to ENTER

Or, go to the NVAL website, www.nval.org — select Shows, Photography, Regional, 2018 Regional Photography Show
The entry link is at the bottom of the Prospectus.
QUESTIONS — Contact show chairman, Bonnie Lampley.
North Valley Art League, 48 Quartz Hill Rd, Redding, CA 96003

Call to Artists – City of Grants Pass

The City of Grants Pass has recently renamed City-owned parking lots with a wildlife theme and has placed City-branded wayfinding signage in an effort to improve the appearance of downtown and enhance the tourist experience. As part of that effort, the City has committed to place art in each of the lots. The Committee on Public Art (CoPA) is seeking an artist to commission for 2018 at the Salmon Lot, located at the intersection of NW 5th St. and I St, adjacent to the Napa Auto Parts store.

Here is the Prospectus with all the information you need to apply:

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Call to Artists for Artworks Northwest 2018

Call to Artists for Artworks Northwest 2018 : image of Umpqua Valley Arts Association Entrance

Call to Artists for Artworks Northwest 2018

The Umpqua Valley Arts Association (UVAA) invites artists of all media to submit artworks to the annual Artworks Northwest Juried Art Show and Competition. Artworks Northwest is a regional juried art show of work by artists from the Pacific Northwest (Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, British Columbia, Western Montana, and Western Wyoming).

Open to all media, themes and genres.  Exhibit runs May 4 – June 24, 2018

Submission deadline is March 9, 2018; entries can be submitted Online through Café (callforentry.org). Go to uvarts.com for more information.

This year’s juror is Andries Fourie. Fourie is a South African-born curator, artist and teacher. He has a Masters in Art from California State University, Sacramento, and a Masters of Fine Art from The University of California, Davis.

Cash Awards:

  • $1,000 1st Place
  • $500 2nd Place
  • $300 3rd Place
  • $200 J. Lynn Peterson – Hundred Valleys Award.

View and download the prospectus here:

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Call to Artists for Artworks Northwest 2018 : Oregon Arts Commission logo Call to Artists for Artworks Northwest 2018 : National Endowment for the Arts logo Call to Artists for Artworks Northwest 2018 : City of Roseburg Seal Call to Artists for Artworks Northwest 2018 : Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians logo
Friends of the Umpqua Valley Arts Association: Hallie E. Ford Endowment for Arts in Education of The Oregon Community Foundation, Ed Moorin Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, Dr. John Wm. and Betty Long Unruh Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Betty Long Unruh Arts Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, United Commercial Travelers, Cow Creek Band, Arnold Morton, Lory Utz, Richard Worthey and Debbie Kelley, Marie Rasmussen, Umpqua Insurance, Umpqua Bank, Lone Rock Timber, Dawn and Jeffery Thomas.

2018 A Taste of Ashland Poster Competition

Apologies for the short notice!! The AGA just got this to us yesterday morning, and catching up after dealing with a death in our immediate family caused us to add more to the delay. We sincerely apologize!! However, it does look like they are happy to consider already completed paintings to consider for their 2018 A Taste of Ashland Poster, so if you’re not one of those blazing fast painters, why not spend a quiet evening or tomorrow morning sorting through your portfolio, then submit your best work by the end of the day for a chance to get the local promotion of a lifetime. Here are the details:

Ashland Gallery Association
2018 A Taste of Ashland Poster Competition

The Ashland Gallery Association is seeking artwork for its 2018 A TASTE OF ASHLAND event. Local artists are encouraged to submit images of their work. AGA Gallery, Associate, and Neighboring Arts Organization members may also submit images for artists they represent.

The winner will be publicized in the Ashland Gallery Guide, the ‘Taste’ Event Guide, on the AGA website, and on ‘Taste’ promotional materials including the poster, postcard, maybe T-shirts and/or tote bags.

The Ashland Gallery Guide is distributed to about 12,000 patrons of the arts each year. The Event Guide is distributed to about 3,000.

Submission deadline: December 5, 2017. The poster art will be selected at the December 12, 2017 AGA Membership meeting at Ashland Art Center. The meeting will begin at 6:30 and members will vote on the submissions. Winners will be notified shortly after this meeting.

Submission address:

Routing: send by email to AGA Administrator, Kim Olson: [email protected]

IMPORTANT: The artwork submissions must have a theme related to food or wine. See www.atasteofashland.com to view last year’s image.
The ATOA committee is seeking strong, colorful and broadly appealing images – ones that convey a feeling of joy and fun with friends, and the feeling of “Come to Ashland for great food, wine and art.”  The submissions don’t have to be literal depictions of food and wine, although they can!
Thanks so much for submitting your work.  A Taste of Ashland is the AGA’s annual fundraising effort and a themed image is important for marketing the event.

Additional Submission Guidelines:

– One image may be submitted per artist.
– Submit by email in one of the following files types: JPG (preferred), GIF, TIFF, or PDF (Files not in one of these formats will not be guaranteed to be part of the selection)
– Submissions must be medium-to-high resolution, and must include the artist’s name, phone number, mailing address, and email address.
– Images should be in color and no more than 10MB in size (anything larger will be rejected by the mail server).
– Artwork may be existing or created specifically for the “Taste”.
– Any art medium that can be photographed and printed is eligible.
– The winning artist will be responsible for providing a high-quality image for the printer.
– Any artist who has already been honored becomes eligible to submit again after an interval of five years.

The winning poster artist grants the AGA the right to reproduce his/her artwork for the poster and for publicity of A Taste of Ashland. All proceeds from the promotional use of the image will benefit A Taste of Ashland. The Artist will be credited, where possible, on promotional materials using his/her image.

We look forward to your submission!

“Khuyana” Artist in Residency program in Peruvian Amazon

“Khuyana” AiR program in Peruvian Amazon for 2018.

Khuyana AiR

The residency program “Khuyana” welcomes visual artists, architects, photographers, and other disciplines—national and international—for the period of one month to three months. We encourage residents to develop research and production projects related to the Peruvian Amazon, the community of Cuyana – Iquitos and Amazon ancient cultures (Quichua and Kukama Kukamiria).

The community of Cuyana has its origin in the migration of the Andean Quechua ethnic group to the Peruvian jungle, now known as “Quichua.” The main activities of Cuyana inhabitants are the land and raising livestock. In nearby Kukama Kukamiria, we find a community whose main activity is crafts. There is a tradition in the production of ceramics and balsa wood carving decorated with traditional motifs, vegetable fiber fabrics and other products that represent the cultural wealth held by the Community. Most of the population is still preserving their Amazonian ancient culture but they are losing their original language. The residency program works in close collaboration with the self-management space Correlación Contemporánea, the volunteer program Sami Khuyay – Free School, and the community of San Pablo de Cuyana to offer artistic workshops for children and young people, as well as the care of the infrastructure and space needs.

The studio is called “Wasicha,” a floating indigenous maloka built with traditional techniques and materials of the Amazon ancestral architecture. The Wasicha was originally the center of Sami Khuyay – Free School, whose mission is to strengthen indigenous culture and identity of children and young people of the community. During this time they will host Khuyana artists-in-residence. The Wasicha has a large multipurpose studio, three bedrooms available for artists, two bathroom, kitchenette, a large open space for installations, performances, etc., and camping area (only available from July to December).

Duration: One month up to three months (Residency period: March, April, May 2018)

Number of residents: 6

Residency fee: $700 USD / month

Application Deadline: January 8, 2018

Fee covers:
– Transportation airport – residence – airport (pickup schedule will be provide).
– Welcome session with a traditional Amazon dinner.
– Residency period accommodation in floating amazon maloka with shared rooms.
– Weekly meetings and talks organized by coordinators to exchange information and ideas about a proposed topic.
– The organization is committed to holding two art exhibitions that will show the artist-in-residence products in two cities, the first one in Iquitos at the end of residency period, then pieces will be moving to the second exhibition in Lima.
– The AiR program will provide the space and promotion for resident’s open studios or workshops.
– The AiR program will provide the cultural promotion for resident’s exhibition in social medias, national Tv and/or radio.
– Invitation letters and certificates of participation to the participants will be extended.

+info: [email protected]

More Info: http://www.facebook.com/correlacion.contemporanea

Art Deadlines List 

December 01, 2017 – SPLASH 20 CREATIVE COMPOSITIONS
Showcase your talent by entering this exciting competition, brought to you by the North Light team. We have dedicated the 20th edition of Splash Creative Compositions! Composition is the arrangement of the visual elements in your painting. This is quite distinct from the subject of your painting. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2bGHlWY
November 30, 2017 – SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | EMERGING ARTISTS 2018
The 26th annual competition for exhibition at the Limner Gallery. This exhibition is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of Emerging Artists. The exhibition will be held in March 1 – 24, 2018 at the Limner Gallery and is open to all artists working in any media. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2wYpkPW OR [email protected]

November 11, 2017 – EXPO 38
b.j. spoke gallery in Huntington, NY will host a competition juried by Cara Manas, Assistant Curator, Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, NY. Selected artists participate in a show at the gallery March 2017. We attempt to show several of each winner’s works. Application Fee. Details: 631 549-5106 OR http://www.bjspokegallery.org/juried-competitions/expo-37 OR [email protected]
November 12, 2017 – OPEN CALL FOR VISUAL ART: FLAT RATE BOX
Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ is planning an open call exhibition opening Dec. 15, 2017. Artists working in all mediums are asked to submit work that fits into a USPS Flat Rate Box, regardless of size upon opening. Artists are encouraged to explore the possibilities of art works that transcend shipping size restrictions. No entry fees, but artists must pay for all shipping. Register by Nov. 12, 2017. No Entry Fee. Details: http://modifiedarts.org/flat-rate-box
November 12, 2017 – NYC4PA CALL FOR ENTRY
Patterns and Shadows – see the full call at our website listed below- click on Patterns and Shadows. Entry Fee. Details: 917-359-2642 OR http://www.nyc4pa.com OR [email protected]
November 13, 2017 – THE STATE OF AMERICA, JIM RICHARDSON, JUROR
What images reflect your feelings about America today? Are you worried about our political state? Our changing climate? The reality of the American dream for your family and others? Regardless of your opinions or nationality, we welcome images that evoke the broad range of emotions and events of this astounding period in United States history. Entry Fee. Details: 802-388-4500 OR http://photoplacegallery.com/the-state-of-america OR [email protected]
November 13, 2017 – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR “OWE”
For the Spring 2018 issue of Oregon Humanities, we want to hear your stories, ideas, thoughts, and arguments on the word “owe.” Explore a contemporary or historical story about indebtedness. Share an experience about a debt that you owe or that is owed to you. Tell us about the complex nature of loyalties, responsibilities, and obligations-individual, communal, or otherwise. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2xE5Bkf
November 18, 2017 – $1,000 PRIZES : MONTHLY MASTERS : INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Juror: Ray Wetzel, Director and Curator, Gadsden Museum of Art. Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis as submissions are received. No Entry Fee. Details:424-781-7947 OR http://monthlymasters.org OR [email protected]
November 30, 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL
A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof
November 30, 2017 – URBAN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018
This year’s theme is ‘Cities of Connections: People, Places, and Perspectives’. The Contest invites the entrant to submit original photos to be the essence of “The Connected City,” at any time of day, be it poignant, inspiring, quirky or amusing. Each entrant may submit one photo that represents one hour of the day, up to a total of 24 photos (each for a different hour of the day). No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2dzluPk
November 30, 2017 – AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017
The contest is organised by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine. It is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme. The competition is open to all amateur photographers. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted. The first entry to each round is free. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2qpPtDH
November 30, 2017 – THE SHARED DREAM CHAPBOOK CONTEST
In times of anti-immigrant sentiment and racial intolerance, Backbone Press is pleased to announce The Shared Dream Chapbook Contest for immigrant poets. The winning manuscript with be published by Backbone Press, and the author will receive a prize of $250. Submit chapbook-length manuscripts, 18-30 pages. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wTazNd
December 08, 2017 – ARTISTS IN ACTION
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center seeks artists working in any media to submit proposals to set up a working studio space in the Main Gallery for 1-2 week periods. These studios will be set up much like a “booth,” utilizing the artist’s own supplies and equipment. Application Fee. Details: 410-326-4640 OR http://bitly.com/2xDQUhd OR [email protected]
December 10, 2017 – 2017 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
International Photographer of the Year creates new opportunities to showcase the best photographic work and introduce leading talents to the world of contemporary photography. IPOTY celebrates creativity, ambition and supports artists to develop and present their work through competition. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2szsFQq
December 11, 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES BIG FUN ART!
BIG FUN ART! seeks to capture a jovial and exuberant spirit. There may be a profound subtext, but on the surface the jury is looking for works that possess a boldness in color, an exaggeration in scale, abundance in repetition, dynamic in pattern, or playful in subject. All media welcome; small to large-scale works sought; indoor and outdoor works to be included; cash awards. Application Fee. Details: 410-326-4640 OR http://annmariegarden.wufoo.com/forms/artist-application-big-fun-art OR [email protected]
December 16, 2017 – $5,000 IN CASH PRIZES : DAVE BOWN PROJECTS
Jurors: Alison Ferris, Senior Curator, Des Moines Art Center; Rachel Gustafson, Assistant Curator, Norton Museum of Art. Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis as submissions are received. Entry Fee. Details: 917-365-5265 OR http://davebownprojects.com OR [email protected]
January 09, 2018 – CALL TO ARTISTS – CASH AWARDS – JURIED EXHIBIT
Embracing Our Differences seeks submissions for its 15th annual outdoor juried exhibit celebrating diversity to be displayed April – May 2018 in Sarasota, FL USA. 15 artists will be selected and national and international submissions are encouraged. Since 2004, the exhibit has been viewed by more than 2,400,000 visitors. Final selections will be made by a 3-judge panel. $3,000 in awards. No Entry Fee. Details: 941-928-0567 OR http://embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art OR [email protected]
January 12, 2018 – ART IN PUBLIC PLACES KNOXVILLE
Art in Public Places (AIPP), now in its 11th year, is a featured presentation of Dogwood Arts. In partnership with the City of Knoxville, Art in Public Places is a juried exhibition of large-scale sculptures created by exceptional local, regional and national artists. The 2018-2019 Exhibition will feature up to twenty (20) sculptures. The selected works will be exhibited from March 2018-2019. Entry Fee. Details:http://dogwoodarts.submittable.com/submit/48778/art-in-public-places-2018-artist-application OR [email protected]

Calls to Artists for October 2017 and Beyond

Calls to Artists for October 2017 and Beyond

This collection of artist opportunities includes international shows, juried exhibitions, calls for proposals, a call for elementary students’ art, an art festival in Indian Wells, and a writer’s retreat in Iceland. Themes include botanicals, animals, endangered species, photography, taste & smell,  teachers against prejudice, art inspired by the novel Frankenstein, portraits (this one is for members of the Portrait Society only). They have been briefly reviewed to ensure eligibility of Oregon artists. Deadlines start at October 8, 2017 and extend through March 16, 2018

October 08, 2017 – INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ARTIST ALL ABSTRACT COMPETITION

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 4th Annual International 2017 “ALL Abstractions” Art Competition. Competition opens September 10, 2017 and closes October 7, 2017. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all medium artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition will be held. Awards will be given. Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 OR http://tinyurl.com/2017-abstractions OR [email protected]

October 08, 2017 – THE ESSENCE OF MONOCHROME

The international jury is looking for snapshots in black and white, without any topical restrictions, that capture the essence of monochromatic moments. Black and white photographs require the viewer to use the power of creative imagination and interpret compositions individually. Relying upon pure emotions and constructions, the organizing committee believes in the essence of monochrome. Application Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2vDOyxX OR [email protected]

October 08, 2017 – CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS

artspace is taking proposals for exhibitions in the 2nd half of 2018 & 1st first month of 2019. Submit proposals Sept. 1 thru Oct. 8, 2017. Submissions thru online form only accepted until 11:59 pm, 10/8/2017. $25 proposal fee required. Proposals may be made for individual, group or joint shows. Selected Exhibitors will be notified by December 15, 2017. Entry Fee. Details: 804-232-6464 OR http://artspacegallery.org/proposal_submission.shtml OR [email protected]

October 08, 2017 – 2017 BOTANIK

THEME: Plants, Flowers, Herbs, Trees Las Laguna Gallery presents BotaniK. For this artist opportunity the gallery is seeking works that explore plants. Works that show flowers, plants, trees, leaves, cactus, succulents, etc. to be considered All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art. Entry Fee. Details: 949-667-1803 OR http://www.laslagunagallery.com/botanik OR [email protected]

October 08, 2017 – ENDANGERED FINE ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST 2017

Online, juried contest. $7,000 prize money. Miami exhibition Art Week, Dec 6-9. Entry donations go to Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans & chimpanzees. Interpret ENDANGERED through: • Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species/habitats OR • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats. Young Artists category, birthdays on/after Oct 1 ’98. Entry Fee. Details: http://art4apes.com/ OR [email protected]

October 10, 2017 – TASTE & SMELL

Taste and Smell are two sensory impressions, which are represented in art in a low level. What is good or bad taste? How do we realize smell? What about taste in cooking, art, choosing opportunities, … and the smell of danger, joy, flowers, the sea, …? VOS #7 is now calling for digital artworks who give these two tastemakers an appearance. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uMvulp

October 15, 2017 – TEACHERS AGAINST PREJUDICE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ART CONTEST

Open to students in grades 1-4 in any country. Submit artwork on the theme of “Cooperation and Understanding” in jpeg format by e-mail or on disk. First and second prizes ($100-$150) awarded in two categories. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2v9XhMV

October 15, 2017 – ANIMALS CALL FOR ENTRY ONLINE ART SHOW

THEME- According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of animal is: “any living thing that is not a plant.” PAY IT FORWARD- We will be donating 10% of all entry fees from this show to the Humane Society. ELIGIBILITY- All artists 18 and over may enter. ENTRY FEE- $20 for 1 or 2 pieces AWARDS- Cash prizes will be given. Please see prospectus for more information. Entry Fee. Details: http://bit.ly/2w7nV5A OR [email protected]

October 16, 2017 – A CELEBRATION OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS, KAT KIERNAN, JUROR

In this exhibition we celebrate the creative process in making photographs. We seek photographs that reflect the photographer’s careful and conscious choices in making the image. Any subject, any genre, and any capture or process are welcome. The exhibition will be curated by Kat Kiernan, the publisher of the print magazine Don’t Take Pictures. Entry Fee. Details: 802-388-4500 OR http://photoplacegallery.com/celebration-creative-process OR [email protected]

October 16, 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS JURIED ART EXHIBITION

Exhibition is Nov 19 – Dec 31, 2017; The Monmouth Museum’s intent is to offer artists’ views of a positive future for their lives, our lives and our shared world. For this juried exhibition all visual arts media applications will be considered. All artists age 18+ Must be the artist’s original creations completed within the last 5 years. Entry Fee. Details: 732-224-1989 OR http://monmouthmuseum.submittable.com/submit OR [email protected]

October 17, 2017 – LENS CULTURE | EMERGING TALENT AWARDS 2017

We’re excited to open this year’s Emerging Talent Awards, our search for the world’s best emerging photographers! We’re seeking entries from the global photography community who have yet to receive exposure on the world stage, our aim is to discover fresh and inspiring visions from the next great image makers. Our international jury will select and showcase the work of 50 outstanding talents. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wSHXDK

October 18, 2017 – ILLUMINATE PHOTOGRAPHY CALL FOR ENTRY

Theme | illuminate Join The Center for Fine Art Photography for this exciting event by submitting your photographs to our ILLUMINATE call for entry and exhibition. All subject matter, genres, capture types, post production processes and sizes are eligible for selection for the Illuminate exhibition. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wBKUoO OR [email protected]

October 20, 2017 – 16TH ANNUAL INDIAN WELLS ARTS FESTIVAL

200 artists selected by jury, primary deadline Oct. 20, 2017. 60 places held for the second deadline Jan. 8, 2018. Open to all media artists, 15 mediums and categories are judged for awards in painting, drawing, 2D and 3D mixed-media, printmaking, photography, and other 2-dimensional, sculpture, jewelry, hand-woven textile or fiber, non-functional, utilitarian, wearable-art, and found art Application Fee. Details: 760-346-0042 OR [email protected] OR http://www.indianwellsartsfestival.com

October 31, 2017 – ARTISTS’ CALL FOR EXHIBITIONS

The Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery hosts six exhibits each academic year. Artists are exhibited in pairs, groups and solo. MPC Art Gallery is reviewing exhibition proposals for exhibits in the 2018 – 2019 academic year. Open to U.S. residency. All media. Limit 10 images. $25. entry fee. Deadline October 31, 2017 Email for prospectus. Information (831) 646-3060. Entry Fee. Details: 831-646-3060 OR http://bitly.com/2sL9HXd OR [email protected]

October 31, 2017 – ICELAND WRITERS RETREAT

The Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award offers talented writers in need of financial support an opportunity to attend the Iceland Writers Retreat in Reykjavík, Iceland in April, 2018. Anyone who is aged 18 or over on April 11, 2018 is eligible to apply. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wBFRot

November 02, 2017 – PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA’S 2017 MEMBERS ONLY COMPETITION

The Portrait Society of America’s Members Only Competition is held annually and open to all Portrait Society members. This fall we are offering five unique categories in which to enter: Commissioned Portrait, Non-Commissioned Portrait, Out of the Box, Self-Portrait, and Still Life. Award winners will be chosen for each category and will receive recognition in print and online publications. Entry Fee. Details: 877-772-4321 OR http://www.portraitsociety.org/members-only-competition OR [email protected]

November 30, 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL

A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof

December 10, 2017 – 2017 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

International Photographer of the Year creates new opportunities to showcase the best photographic work and introduce leading talents to the world of contemporary photography. IPOTY celebrates creativity, ambition and supports artists to develop and present their work through competition. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2szsFQq

March 16, 2018 – HAGGIN MUSEUM 60TH JURIED EXHIBITION

Open juried National competition and exhibition. Over $5000 in cash prizes. Categories are: Acrylic, Oil, Water Media, Mixed Media & Graphics, Sculpture, Pastel $25 first entry, $20 each additional up to five (5) Entry Fee. Details: http://www.stocktonartleague.org OR [email protected]

October 2017 at Art du Jour Gallery

October at Art du Jour Gallery:

IN THE SALON

Southern Oregon Artist Dodie Hamilton-Brandon In Her Studio

Dodie Hamilton-Brandon In Her Studio

The Beloved Watercolors of Dodie Hamilton 

We are blessed to have as our Salon special guest artist during October and November Dodie Hamilton-Brandon.  Dodie was an Art du Jour Gallery member for several years and is also a founding member of Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland.  She has exhibited in several other Oregon galleries over the decades and her paintings hang in private homes, offices and commercial establishments across America and abroad.  The long list of awards and honors she has accumulated over many years of painting is truly impressive.  Her work is noted for vibrant color and the fluid, sparkling quality of her watercolor medium.  Her subjects range from realistic florals and landscapes to mixed media abstracts, but she is best known for her renditions of iris, her favorite flower. 

A native of Missouri, Dodie grew up on a farm and was very much influenced by the verdant fields, flowers and changing skies.  She attended the Northwest Missouri State University, graduating with a degree in art and English, subjects she taught for many years in California schools.  During those years she mainly worked in oils, acrylics, and pen and ink.  “I moved to the Rogue Valley in 1982 and discovered watercolor as a medium for painting.  It flows and glows and is such a spontaneous way to paint that I became totally involved in it.  The results may be bad, good, or indifferent but the process itself is to me totally magnificent.” 

Until she retired a few years ago, Dodie taught her watercolor techniques to countless eager students here in the Rogue Valley and is beloved by all.  She enjoys traveling and still takes workshops with other well-known artists.

Be sure to join us at Art du Jour Gallery on Third Friday, October 20th, 5 – 8 p.m., to meet Dodie and enjoy her marvelous works of art. 

Watercolor painting by Dodie Hamilton-Brandon

UP FRONT

Enter Our “People’s Choice” Watercolor Contest!

A $50 prize and a blue ribbon will be awarded to the winner of our “People’s Choice” watercolor contest.  The winner will be determined by the votes of gallery visitors during October, and all contest entries are due by the end of September.  To enter, call, e-mail or drop by the gallery for an entry form.  Entry fee is $20 per framed original painting.  The winning painting will be exhibited in the gallery during November.  Contest artwork will be on display during October and we encourage you to drop by the gallery and vote for your favorite painting!    

ON OUR FEATURE WALL

“Autumn Bounty” is Feature Wall Theme

Lovely paintings of harvested Rogue Valley hay fields, cornucopias of ripe Rogue Valley pears, grapes, cherries and other fruits, and renderings of fall colors in watercolor, oils, acrylics and photography await our visitors during October on our Feature Wall.  What a beautiful season fall is!  Come and enjoy it at Art du Jour Gallery!

Artists!  Join Art du Jour Gallery!

Art du Jour Gallery welcomes artists of any medium to apply for membership in our artists’ cooperative.  We have display space for you in our fine art gallery and invite you to visit Art du Jour at 213 E. Main Street in Medford and fill out an application.  Bring in three or four gallery-ready examples of your work for jurying.  Come join us!  (541) 770-3190.

Third Friday

Join us at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford, on Friday, October 20th, 5 – 8 p.m., to meet special guest artist Dodie Hamilton and many Art du Jour Gallery artists as well.  Our reception will include the soothing guitar, keyboard and flute music of Minstrel Streams.  Appetizers and wine will be served.  Regular gallery hours are 10 – 4, Tuesday – Saturday.  For more information, call (541) 770-3190.

Watercolor painting by Dodie Hamilton-Brandon

Watercolor painting by Dodie Hamilton-Brandon

RGAC Fall 2017 Catalogue and New Exhibits

 October                        3 2017 artblast Alx Fox    
Detail of DARK MOON IN AUTUMN by Alx Fox

NEW EXHIBIT! 

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind:

Eleanor Erskine, Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton,
Keith Johnson, and Dan Tilden

September 29 – November 10, 2017

Johnson Keith Landscape                  in Transformation and Balance

Keith Johnson, Landscape in Transformation and Balance,

Reception: Friday, October 20, 5:00-8:00 pm

Artists explore the classical idea of the elements: earth, water, fire, and wind. Described as the simplest essential parts of all things, the four elements have fascinated artists throughout history. Printmaker Eleanor Erskine, sculptor Dan Tilden, and abstract painters Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton, and Keith Johnson creates artwork reflecting this concept of the natural world.

IN THE ROGUE STUDIO

The Fall catalog is out! Also see our Fall classes our website!
Adult Classes and Youth Classes

ADULTS

Instructor Alx Fox’s paintings are currently in our main gallery exhibit!

Intuitive Abstracts with Alx Fox
Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29, 10am-2pm
Acrylic – All skill levels are welcome.
Loosen up and have a painting adventure. Join award winning painter and instructor Alx Fox for an exciting workshop that will bring freshness to your art. Create a more vibrant and exciting painting as Alx teaches various blending techniques and use of materials that will add texture and interest to your art. Use outside the box tools and techniques. Learn layering and imbedding methods to create interesting effects.
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Rogue Studio Life Drawing Sessions, Uninstructed life drawing
Tuesdays, October 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 6-8:30pm
Drop-in Tuesday evenings for two and a half hours of moderated uninstructed life drawing sessions in the Rogue Studio.
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YOUTH

Young Artists’ Studio ages 7-11 with Jenny Calaba
Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18,25, November 1,8, 3:30-5pm
In this exciting workshop young artists will get their hands in clay, explore printmaking, create colorful mosaics, and much more!
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The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is the Rogue Valley’s premier non-profit community art center founded in 1960 to promote and nurture the visual arts in the Rogue Valley. The Art Center showcases emerging and established artists, presents fine crafts by area artisans, and offers a broad range of visual art classes and workshops for all ages.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center is located in downtown Medford at 40 South Bartlett Street. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are open every third Friday until 8:00pm.

Calls to Artists – Deadlines from August 27 to October 31

Calls to Artists – Deadlines from August 27 to October 31


August 28, 2017 – LACDA 2017 INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION

Call to artists for all styles of artwork and photography utilizing digital processes. Winner receives 10 prints up to 44×60 inches on museum quality paper shown in a solo exhibit in main gallery September 14-October 7, 2017. Ten second place winners also exhibited. Curating Jurors: Anna Katz, Assistant Curator: MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Art Dhyandra Lawson, Associate Curator: LACMA, L.A. County Museum of Art. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/1nMYjWC

August 30, 2017 – MAIL ART, “PAIN”, OPEN CALL

The Hoyt Gallery at the USC Keck School of Medicine presents “PAIN2”, a mail in art show featuring images depicting physical and mental pain. PAIN2 will run from September 1 – Oct 27, 2017 Deadline for submissions is August 30th, 2017. Pain C/O Curriculum Office Keck School of Medicine at USC 1975 Zonal Avenue, KAM 200 Los Angeles, CA 90089 No Entry Fee. Details: http://www.facebook.com/PainArtShow

August 30, 2017 – ARBOREAL: AN OPEN CALL FOR ARTWORK ABOUT TREES

Manifest presents an open call to artists worldwide working in any media to share works that either directly or indirectly address the topic of trees or related aspects. The theme is open to wide interpretation; works may explore various avenues of thought around the tree, its dependents, or its wood.There is no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Entry Fee. Details: 513-861-3638 OR http://www.manifestgallery.org/arboreal/index.html

August 31, 2017 – CREATIVE AGING GRANTS IN TENNESSEE

Successful projects will encourage senior creativity, physical activity, and/or community engagement through the arts. Outcomes can include using the arts for improved health and wellness; lifelong learning; reduced isolation and increased social and community connections; and/or increased positive attitudes/perceptions about aging. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2u1nzQT

August 31, 2017 -ILUSTRARTE 2018

The contest is organised by the EDP Foundation, Lisbon. Each participant should register online at the ILUSTRARTE website, and upload the files of 3 illustrations, unpublished or published after the 1st of January 2015. The 3 illustrations must be based on the same theme. Theme, technique and medium are at the discretion of the artist. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2qUK5tc

August 31, 2017 – SEEKING WITTY, COURAGEOUS WRITING AND ART/PHOTOGRAPHY

Foliate Oak Literary Magazine is gearing up to produce our September Issue and wants your best writing, artwork, and photography. Please read us first. No previously published work. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2u1r5uw

August 31, 2017 – ENCHANTING TRAVELS TRAVEL WRITER AWARD

Enchanting Travels offers custom, tailor-made journeys to 32 destinations in Africa, South America, Asia and India. To celebrate the fascinating stories that can only be experienced when one travels, we award the Enchanting Travels Travel Writer Grant. The winner receives USD$1,000, as well as the opportunity to take up an internship or write your thesis at Enchanting Travels. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uWaTq2

August 31, 2017 – FREE WEBINAR ON HOW TO GET A PATRON OR SPONSOR

Ongoing – A Free Online webinar that will teach you methods to find Patrons and Sponsors for your art. You will learn how one artist got Apple Computers and Bose Sound to sponsor art work and art projects and also how individual donors and Patrons can be solicited. There is also an option to extend your education in other areas. All those who register for the free webinar get a free booklet right away on how one artist got invited to the Whitney Biennial. No Entry Fee. Details: http://yourartmentor.com/patronsandsponsors2

August 31, 2017 – SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | A SHOW OF HEADS

A SHOW OF HEADS is a thematic group exhibition of work that includes and/or is based on the portrayal and interpretation of the human head. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, October 18 – November 11, 2017 and is open for entry to all artists working in any media. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/29zd75B OR [email protected]

September 03, 2017 – IMAGO GALLERY | ART OF PROTEST

12th Annual National Juried Exhibit: Art of Protest – IMAGO is seeking artworks created in all media that address ideas regarding protest. Style and materials can range from conventional to cutting-edge, limited only by the artist’s creativity. IMAGO is not accepting video art or time-based works for this juried exhibit. Content of artwork is open to interpretation of the theme. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2rNVj30

September 08, 2017 – ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017

The contest is organised by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management. Open to all professional and amateur, national and international photographers of all ages. The competition encourages entries that are contemporary, creative, challenging, original and beautiful, but most of all, pictures that will inspire people around the world to start taking care of our environment. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2qwI4jr

September 08, 2017 – DRAWING | SHADES OF GRAY

Shades of Gray offers artists a chance to win recognition and have their work featured in Drawing magazine. The competition is open to all work created entirely in black, white, and gray in media. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/1TxbeFz

September 10, 2017 – CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR ONLINE ART COMPETITION, ALL CITYSCAPES CAGO

Announces a Call for Artists to Participate in the ALL Cityscapes Competition. Deadline is 08/12/2017 Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 OR http://tinyurl.com/2017-cityscapes

September 10, 2017 – CRAFTBOSTON 2018 CALL FOR ENTRY

Presented by the nonprofit Society of Arts and Crafts, CraftBoston is among the premier juried exhibitions and sales of contemporary craft in the U.S. The twice-annual show features the most outstanding artists of our time, showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited edition baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber wearables, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood. Apply now! Application Fee. Details: 617-266-1810 OR http://www.societyofcrafts.org/craftboston OR [email protected]

September 12, 2017 – MANHATTAN ARTS CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT GRANTS

Funding is provided for projects in the performing, literary, media, and visual arts, ranging from folk/traditional forms to contemporary and socially-engaged artistic practices. Creative Engagement strongly supports the payment of artist fees. Grants are $750 to $8,000. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2sCpwCw

September 13, 2017 – THE CHELSEA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Enter for your chance to exhibit in New York City! The Chelsea International Photography Competition is organized by Agora Gallery and features separate amateur and professional categories. With a distinguished panel of jurors and prizes valued at more than $55,000, it is an opportunity for photographers to introduce the world to their art! Entry Fee. Details: http://www.agora-gallery.com/competition/photography OR [email protected]

September 13, 2017 – SMACK MELON | FALL 2017 EXHIBITION : UPROOT

The exhibition will form around curated artworks, artifacts, objects, mandates, proposals, performances, and public programs. In collaboration with curators, collectives, and artists we will directly consider artwork and public programs that address: social justice issues, earth justice issues, creative action, and the future of the arts. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uWMeBM

September 15, 2017 – GRANTS

The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund invites grant applications from visual artists who are aged 40 years and over and who live within 150 miles of Washington, DC. Artists working in performance, video, and film are not eligible for Bader Fund grants. To download an application form, visit the Bader Fund website. In 2016, the Bader Fund awarded seven grants totaling $105,000. No Entry Fee. Details: 202-288-4608 OR http://www.baderfund.org OR [email protected]

September 17, 2017 – CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS! 2017 FOG FEST PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

Get ready now to enter your photos in the 2017 Fog Fest Photography Contest, coordinated by Sanchez Art Center in partnership with the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce. Four divisions provide you the opportunity to select an area that best fits your photographic interest and style. The divisions are: 1) Pacifica’s 60th Birthday!; 2) Our Natural Environment 3) Flora & Fauna 4) Black & White. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/1Q5W07t OR [email protected]

September 18, 2017 – INFRARED: THE INVISIBLE MADE VISIBLE

Use the invisible spectrum in new or interesting ways. Photographs can be made with infrared film, digital cameras that have been converted, or non-converted digital cameras using filters — all of which capture infrared light. All genres of infrared photography are welcome: portraiture, landscapes, nature, structures, urban scenes and abstracts. Entry Fee. Details: 802-388-4500 OR http://photoplacegallery.com/infrared-invisible-made-visible OR [email protected]

September 18, 2017 – AC GALLERY | “LUMINOUS” NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION

We are seeking work that captures the elusive magic of the word, “luminous.” How do you depict a glowing from within, that which reflects light, or something illuminated or bathed in light? Subjects may encompass the brightness of a celestial object, eyes glowing with love, an ardent heart, a halo of light, radiant power, sparkling, glistening, incandescent. Surprise us with your interpretation. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2sz0EZk

September 20, 2017 – INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

The gallery invites photographers, worldwide, to submit their best work using analog, digital, digital manipulation and/or any alternative processes for a group exhibition on the Fusion Art website. For this open, no theme, competition all photographers over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to enter. Cash prizes and worldwide publicity and promotion for winners. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uZX8qe OR [email protected]

September 22, 2017 – PAPERWEST. NATIONAL WORKS ON PAPER JURIED EXHIBITION

Juror: Willie Cole. All artists (18 years and older) residing in the USA are eligible to enter up to 3 original works that are either constructed from paper, or utilize a paper support. Works in Book Arts, Collage, Digital Prints, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking (including Monoprints) and 3D Paper Works are eligible. Works must have been completed in the last two years. Entry Fee. Details: 801-581-8677 OR http://collegeoffineartsuniversityofutah.submittable.com/submit/89984/paper-west-2017 OR [email protected]

September 24, 2017 – “OUR WORLD IS KIND” PHOTO CONTEST

Science says that looking at kind images makes people happier, healthier and creates a more connected and kind world. You can help make the world a better place through your photography. Take a picture of kindness where ever you see it and enter the Envision Kindness 2017 Photo Contest: Our World is Kind. Open to all photographers. With more than $1,300 in prizes, the contest is free to enter. No Entry Fee. Details: http://www.envisionkindness.org/photocontest OR [email protected]

September 30, 2017 – 14TH ZEPTER INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD ARTZEPT 2017

Zepter International is announcing the 14th ARTZEPT design competition entitled: KITCHEN GADGETS. The kitchen has become the heart of home both as the place to enjoy everyday meals and as an area to whip up an extravagant feast. Unleash your imagination to create something extraordinary and spice up both “haute cuisine” and daily home food preparation. Entries can be submitted online. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2qpKTFs

September 30, 2017 – INTL BIENNIAL POSTER DESIGN

The competition is organised by Bodegas Terras Gauda, S.A., Spain. You may enter a maximum of 2 posters. Participant may base their entries on the theme of their choice, although ideally they will reflect corporate issues of the organising company, principally relating to its white wines of the Albariño variety Terras Gauda and Abadía de San Campio wines. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2pdXg2D

October 08, 2017 – ENDANGERED FINE ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST 2017

Online, juried contest. $7,000 prize money. Miami exhibition Art Week, Dec 6-9. Entry donations go to Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans & chimpanzees. Interpret ENDANGERED through: • Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species/habitats OR • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats. Young Artists category, birthdays on/after Oct 1 ’98. Entry Fee. Details: http://art4apes.com/ OR [email protected]

October 31, 2017 – ARTISTS’ CALL FOR EXHIBITIONS

The Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery hosts six exhibits each academic year. Artists are exhibited in pairs, groups and solo. MPC Art Gallery is reviewing exhibition proposals for exhibits in the 2018 – 2019 academic year. Open to U.S. residency. All media. Limit 10 images. $25. entry fee. Deadline October 31, 2017 Email for prospectus. Information (831) 646-3060. Entry Fee. Details: 831-646-3060 OR http://bitly.com/2sL9HXd OR [email protected]

December 10, 2017 – 2017 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

International Photographer of the Year creates new opportunities to showcase the best photographic work and introduce leading talents to the world of contemporary photography. IPOTY celebrates creativity, ambition and supports artists to develop and present their work through competition. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2szsFQq