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Call to Artists! Respond by May 1

Celebrating the Siskiyou Crest: A Festival of Art, Culture, and Science

July 14-16, 2023, at Pacifica Garden, Williams

To access the form online, go to
Or go to our website for application and other information:
If you don’t have access to Google Docs or a gmail address, download an application here.

All submissions must use as subject matter the wild nature of the Siskiyou Crest.
See the application form and Facebook page for more details.
Deadline to apply: May 1, 2023
On Facebook: “Celebrating the Siskiyou Crest
For more information or answers to questions, contact
Diana Coogle at [email protected]

Festival produced by the Siskiyou Crest Coalition
to showcase the inspirational beauty and ecological significance of the Siskiyou Crest

AGA December Art News

Ashland Galleries
December Visual Arts News

December = Art Opportunities

We’re excited to share a handful of fun and diverse art opportunities that are being offered this month to foster your inner creativity. 

Michael Lynn Adams
How To Compose Art Using Harmonic Symmetry
Ongoing (Online)

Join Michael Lynn Adams to learn more about the process of incorporating harmonic symmetry. Because creating realist paintings is not always intuitive, Michael often uses harmonic symmetry to develop his compositions both on and off the canvas. 

For those who are interested in taking a look, please click here for more information. 

Michael Lynn Adams, Tangerine On Old Books, Oil on Canvas
Michael Lynn Adams, Tangerine On Old Books, Oil on Canvas

Grants Pass Museum of Art
Faux Fun and 6×6
Deadline: Saturday, January 14

Support the Grants Pass Museum of Art and display artwork in their Winter Exhibition, taking place from January 20 – February 18.

Faux Fun:
Create a copy of a masterwork with your own twist! Masterworks should be well known so that viewers are able to understand the ‘spoof’ of it. The museum has even provided a list of recommendations for inspiration. 

Create a 6”x6” artwork for auction! Artists can create as many artworks as they wish to donate and both 2D and 3D artwork is welcome. Please do not modify the size or edges or create parts that stick out beyond 6”x6”.  

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information. 

Kristen O'Neill, Starry Night Over Grants Pass, Acrylic
Kristen O’Neill, Starry Night Over Grants Pass, Acrylic

Fiber Arts Collective
Felting Class with Corbin Brashear
Saturday, January 14, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Join Fiber Arts Collective and Corbin Brashear to explore and learn more about the technique of needle felting, a dry method using a special needle, loose wool, and a foam surface to create fun and whimsical sculptures. 

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information.

Corbin Brashear, Untitled, Wool Felt
Corbin Brashear, Untitled, Wool Felt

Deadline: Sunday, January 15 Renew your membership or become a member of the Ashland Gallery Association! Benefits include everything from an ad listing in the printed Gallery Guide, a listing on the website, eligibility to participate in special events such as A Taste of Ashland and Ashland Open Studio Tour, daily social media promotion, and so much more.

For more information, to renew your membership, or to become a member, please click here.

Robert Koch, Neighbourhood News, Acrylic on Panel
Robert Koch, Neighbourhood News, Acrylic on Panel

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SO Guild Open House and CTA

SO Guild Open House – You’re Invited!

The Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans announces a Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 21 from 2-4pm at the Guild Gallery & Art Center in Kerby, OR.

Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans announces a Holiday Open House and Gift Certificate Giveaway. Shop Local!

Call for proposals for 2023 Creative Community Programming!

Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans (SO Guild) Call to Artists for 2023 Proposals for community programming

Attached is a square graphic I made to promote this and below is a link where folks can submit proposals to us. We are excited to hear new ideas and schedule classes for 2023 🙂

Creative Community Proposal Form:

Oregon Fringe Festival Deadline TODAY

Apply Now!
Priority Consideration Deadline: Monday, December 12

Untitled sculpture by Jessi Eaton Shields
Untitled sculpture by Jessi Eaton Shields

The Priority Consideration Deadline to apply and present creative work at the 2023 Oregon Fringe Festival is Monday, December 12, 2022.

Students, local artists, national artists, and international artists are ALL encouraged to apply! Our roster includes music, theatre, visual art, film, dance, spoken word, and MORE. Not only is this a fantastic opportunity to present something to a fun and diverse audience, but it’s also an opportunity to experiment with new ideas and concepts. Even more exciting, we will also offer up to three $1,000.00 honoraria to non-student artists whose creative work is boundary-breaking, unconventional, excites discussion, and explores different perspectives of a held position, principle, and/or belief.

Festival Dates: Wednesday, April 26 – Sunday, April 30, 2023
Priority Consideration Deadline: Monday, December 12, 2022
Regular Consideration Deadline: Monday, December 26, 2022
Late Consideration Deadline: Monday, January 9, 2023

To be considered for an honorarium, applications must be submitted by the Priority Consideration Deadline. 

For more information and access to the application, please click here. For questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Artist Credit: Sculpture/4D Collective
Image Credit: Marvin Walder

$550.00 Innovate Grants for Artists + Photographers

*Innovate Grant

Grants for Artists + Photographers

DEADLINE Thursday, December 15
Submit your work by 11:59PM Pacific Time

The deadline for Innovate Grant’s Fall Cycle is Thursday, December 15, 2022. Have you applied yet? Now is the perfect time to share your work, so why wait?

Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition, (6) honorable mentions (3 in art and 3 in photo), will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. Innovate Grant’s commitment extends beyond the grant cycle by promoting the work of selected winners and honorable mentions into the future. We’ve simplified the grant process so that artists and photographers can focus on making their innovative work. The work should speak for itself and our application reflects that.

How to Apply:

All media and genres are accepted. All applicants (visual artists and photographers) 18+ years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit. Apply today at

Explore the work of Past Innovate Grant recipients and Read their Interviews at

Category: Multiple disciplines and genres accepted
Deadline: Deadline: December 15, 2022
Region: US & International
Awards: $550.00 USD Grants

Apply Online Today

Long List of Artist Calls

Art Deadlines List

December 2022 List of Artist Calls | Deadlines Through February 2023


DCIFF’s eclectic, ambitious, much-loved program mixes art, action, experimental, animation and mixed-genre works judged by peers. Our storied history is of cutting edge work on every subject from every country with every budget and subject imaginable. Since our 20th anniversary, we have increased opportunities for artists and audiences to interact, converse and share ideas. DCIFF2023: March 1-5. Application Fee. Details: OR [email protected]

December 11, 2022 – NYC4PA | BLACK & WHITE

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, etc.). Winners will receive $4,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the BLACK and WHITE catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page. Entry Fee. Details:


The theme for ART street Monthly Illustration Contest for November is “Anthropomorphism”. This time, you can anthropomorphize anything you would like to! Please try anthropomorphizing things with unique features from the daily use items such as stationeries, cosmetics, foods and electric appliances to living things such as animals and plants! No Entry Fee. Details:


Photographers are invited to submit their work to this year’s TASTE Food, Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Photography Awards, a juried contest celebrating images of Food, Wine & Spirits, Fashion & Design, Travel, Health & Exercise. Entry Fee. Details:


Established by Creo and sponsored by Sony, the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards is a major new annual awards program for short films devoted to supporting and elevating independent filmmakers and creators from across the globe. No Entry Fee. Details:

December 15, 2022 – 🍁 CALL FOR ART + PHOTO | $550.00 INNOVATE GRANTS

FALL 2022 OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS — Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition, (6) honorable mentions (3 in art and 3 in photo), will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more information and to apply visit our website. Entry Fee. Details:


The City of North Charleston is calling upon South Carolina visual artists to participate in the 40th Annual North Charleston Arts Fest Poster Design Competition. The winning piece will become the official poster design of the 2023 North Charleston Arts Fest (5/3-7), receive a $500 purchase award and a solo exhibition at Park Circle Gallery during May 2023. No Entry Fee. Details: 843-740-5854 OR OR [email protected]


The competition is sponsored by Minotaur Books and Mystery Writers of America. You may submit only one manuscript (no less than 220 typewritten pages or approximately 60,000 words) written in the English language. Murder or another serious crime or crimes is at the heart of the story. Only electronic submissions, uploaded through the online entry form, will be considered. No Entry Fee. Details:


Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center invites emerging and established artists to submit original artworks to ‘Breaking Ground: Art about the Earth’. All media will be considered, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, performance, glass, fiber, digital, photography, installation, mixed media, and new genres. This exhibition will be open to the public from February 10 – April 23, 2023. Entry Fee. Details: 410-326-4640 OR OR [email protected]

January 11, 2023 – LENS 2023 CALL FOR ENTRY

Perspective Gallery is pleased to announce LENS 2023, our 13th annual, juried, international exhibition of fine art photography. We are honored to have Crista Dix, Executive Director, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, as Juror. Photographers are invited to submit work for possible inclusion in the exhibition. All subject matter and photographic processes are welcome. Entry Fee. Details: 847-372-0734 OR OR [email protected]

January 12, 2023 – THE FUTURE GENERATION 2023

Enter the Portrait Society of America’s 3rd annual Future Generation Competition for artists ages 18-25 years old. Top 4 awards receive cash and prizes plus recognition in International Artist magazine, the Portrait Society’s journal, website and social media pages. Entry fee is $25 for up to 3 entries. Subject of the work should focus on the human figure (portrait or figurative). Entry Fee. Details: 850-878-9996 OR OR [email protected]


The 6th NTD International Figure Painting Competition (NIFPC) , committed to promoting the pure beauty, pure goodness, and pure authenticity of the realism oil painting — calls for entry. The goal of NIFPC is to help artists retrieve the traditional artistic value with compassion. We welcome works that convey traditional values, and positive ideals such as beauty, compassion, and righteousness. Entry Fee. Details: 888-477-9228 OR OR [email protected]


Submissions of original artworks by U.S. youth drawn on paper (using crayons, colored pencils, ink pens, markers, and/or paint) or drawn digitally are being accepted now through January 31, 2023. Enter online or by mail. For official rules, artwork guidelines, and cash prizes, visit the website. No Entry Fee. Details: 213-537-4483 OR OR [email protected]

February 13, 2023 – NIKON PHOTO CONTEST 2022 2023

There are two competitions: Photo Competition and Short Film Competition. • PHOTO COMPETITION Theme: “Beloved”. Entrants may submit single images and photo stories (2-5 images per story). • SHORT FILM COMPETITION Theme: “Next Steps”. Two categories: Short Film Category – 180 to 300 second long video Super Short Film Category – 20 to 40 second long video No Entry Fee. Details:


World of WearableArt (WOW) is an internationally renowned design competition that attracts entries from over 40 countries. Anything that is wearable art can find a place on the stage, as long as it is original, innovative and well executed. There are six section themes: • Aotearoa • Avant-Garde • Open • Gold • Bizarre Bra • Mars & Beyond No Entry Fee. Details:


The competition is held by Evident Corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. Each participant may submit up to three images taken with a light microscope. Images taken with an electron microscope are not eligible. No Entry Fee. Details:

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Happy Valley Veterans Memorial Call to Artists

A statue in a parkDescription automatically generated with low confidenceCALL TO ARTISTS,City seeks to acquire permanent, larger-scale sculpture. Artwork requested to interpret theme, “A Soldier’s Journey”.,VETERANS MEMORIAL SCULPTURE SCULPTURE

The City of Happy Valley seeks to acquire a permanent, larger-scale sculpture for placement at the Veterans Memorial Park located at Happy Valley City Hall, 16000 SE Misty Drive, Happy Valley, OR 97086.

Applications are welcomed from people of all backgrounds and abilities. The sculpture selection panel is particularly interested in receiving submissions from artists with a veteran background and/or who live in the Pacific Northwest. Applicants are requested to creatively interpret the project theme, “A Soldier’s Journey”. Both existing artwork and conceptual designs are welcome.

Happy Valley Call to Artists Details

Find more at

The City of Happy Valley has pledged to create a welcoming transition for returning veterans and their families. Advancing this commitment, the City seeks to acquire a permanent, larger-scale sculpture that depicts the theme of “A Soldier’s Journey”.

Selected artwork will be displayed at the Veterans Memorial Park located at Happy Valley City Hall (16000 SE Misty Drive, Happy Valley, OR 97086). Artwork placement will help to facilitate meaningful spaces to experience grief, healing, remembrance, and celebration.

Community Context

The City of Happy Valley is a thriving, multicultural community of 25,738 neighbors. Many residents identify as Asian (25%), of two or more races (7.8%), and/or Hispanic or Latino (4.3%). Moreover, our beautiful nature areas, safe neighborhoods, and strong business community contribute to making Happy Valley a wonderful place to call home.

Happy Valley is also home to a vibrant veteran community. Approximately 6.3% of adults in Happy Valley are veterans. Within our veteran population, 6.2% of veterans are women, 15.1% identify as a race/ethnicity other than white alone, 20.7% experience some form of disability, 55% are aged 55 or older. See more demographics here!

Location Description

Emphasizing the centrality of veterans in our community, Veterans Memorial Park is located at Happy Valley City Hall, approximately halfway between Willamette National Cemetery and Camp Withycombe, an active National Guard facility.

Dedicated in 2021, Veterans Memorial Park honors veterans of all armed service branches. The memorial space features a walking path flanked by benches, lit flagpoles, and branch flags to honor each service branch. The walking path leads visitors into a larger stone labyrinth, which symbolizes a “Walk with Veterans.”

Selected artwork will be installed in a greenspace east of the existing stone labyrinth. Artwork will be highly visible from within the labyrinth, as well as from City Hall, 162nd Ave, and a commercial center on the opposite side of 162nd Ave. In the future, the City plans to construct a second phase of the Veterans Memorial project which will include a new concrete sidewalk between the stone labyrinth and 162nd Ave, increasing pedestrian access to the memorial and allowing visitors to more closely interact with selected artwork.

Artwork Theme/Guidance

Artwork should creatively interpret the theme, “A Soldier’s Journey.” Within this theme, please consider an element or component to represent the community’s role in, and responsibility to, support soldiers and veterans.

Secondary to the project theme, the sculpture selection panel is particularly interested in submissions that include the following elements:

  1. Artwork that is “simple, symbolic, and solemn.”
  2. Artwork that invites viewers to symbolically walk through or experience what our veterans have experienced.
  3. Artwork that both honors veterans and inspires future generations to contemplate military service.
  4. Artwork that contains interactive elements, such as artwork that can be touched, engages its larger environment, or tells a larger story when viewed in full relief.

The sculpture selection panel will consider both conceptual artwork (proposed designs) and existing artwork (ready for purchase). The panel may, at its discretion, request if an artist is willing to modify their design to incorporate additional feedback from the selection panel.

Technical and Installation Specifications

Artwork must be fabricated in durable, permanent, outdoor media. Artwork must require minimal maintenance and withstand the effects of weather, be as resistant as possible to vandalism, and be able to safely withstand pedestrian contact.

Selected artwork must be fitted, prior to delivery, with a ¼-inch (minimum) steel plate. This plate is the “artwork base” and will be used to weld the artwork to a City-provided display pad. Whereas steel is the preferred artwork base material, alternative materials and structures may be accommodated. Artists who wish to use an alternative base material/structure must contact Jaimie Lorenzini, 503-886-8428, [email protected] prior to applying.

The City will design and construct the display pad according to the artist-provided dimensions of the artwork base. The selected artist will be required to work with a professional welder, provided by the City, to permanently place the sculpture on the display pad. 

How to Apply

Artists may submit up to three concepts for consideration. To submit your artwork, an online submission must be completed through the website CaFE. First time users of CaFE will be prompted to create an account. When developing your submission, please be prepared to provide:

  1. Artist contact information
  2. Artwork information, including artwork dimensions, base dimensions, total weight, and materials used. Artists may submit up to three artworks for consideration.
  3. A short description about how each artwork interprets the theme of “A Soldier’s Journey”.
  4. An image of each sculpture submitted. Images should accurately represent the sculpture in scale, media, and color. Photos/drawings/sketches/renderings must be in digital form.
  5. If proposed artwork is conceptual, how long will it take to complete the sculpture, if a contract is awarded?
  6. Price of each sculpture
  7. Optional:
    • Demographic information.
    • Resume/CV detailing outdoor sculpture experience, including two references.
    • A one-page maximum typed letter of interest outlining your qualifications for and interest in the project, as well as the general idea for your approach.

A video tutorial is available to assist you in completing an application. In this tutorial, program staff completes a sample application and explains the submission process. The City may assist in language translation and accept non-digital applications by request.

Project Budget

The maximum total budget for sculpture acquisition is $50,000, including design, construction, any necessary engineering drawings, subcontractors, delivery, and travel. These costs should be reflected in the price of the sculpture.

The selected artist will receive half of the sculpture acquisition price upon execution of a contract with the City of Happy Valley. The artist will receive the outstanding balance of the sculpture acquisition price upon delivery of the completed artwork.

In addition to the artwork budget, the City will pay up to $6,300 to construct a sculpture display pad, provide professional art installation, and interpretative signage.


December 29, 2022 Deadline for sculpture submissions.
January 9, 2023Sculpture selection panel to evaluate artwork.
January 16, 2023Artists are notified of selection status. City will offer contract to selected artist. 
Feb. or March 13, 2023 Selected artist may be invited to attend a brief meeting with the selection panel.
Late Summer – FallTarget installation of completed artwork.
TBD Public event to dedicate completed artwork in Veterans Memorial Park.

Selection Process

Selection for this project will be made by a panel comprised of local veterans and stakeholders representing local parks and public art advisory committees. The selection panel will evaluate submissions based on artistic merit, the artist’s experience, and the artist’s ability to work in large scale. The panel may, at its discretion, request if an artist is willing to modify their design to incorporate additional feedback from the selection panel.

Artists will be notified of selection status the week of January 16, 2023. The selected artist will be offered a contract with the City of Happy Valley to commission or purchase the artwork. If the selection panel has requested an artist modify their concept, then the artist will be invited to present revised designs at the panel’s next meeting in mid-January.

Resource Toolbox 

We are invested in your success. Provided below are a series of resources that may assist in proposal development:

Watch Application Tutorial

Frequently Asked Questions

Google Map

Veterans Memorial Park Webpage

Veterans Memorial Park Design Plan

Local Veteran Demographics

This opportunity is open to all artists who reside in the United States or U.S. Territories. Artists identifying with a racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual, gender, economic, or ability minority are strongly encouraged to apply. The sculpture selection panel is particularly interested in receiving submissions from artists with a veteran background and/or who live in the Pacific Northwest.

Preserving and enhancing the safety, livability, and character of our community.

2023 Oregon Fringe Festival Application is LIVE!

2023 Oregon Fringe Festival Application is LIVE!
Artist Credit – Rosemary Kesselring and Into the Unknown Team. Image Credit – Marvin Walder




Art can be created with order or disorder; a plan or chaos. Technology-based art can embrace or ignore process in new and intriguing methods. Sequence at Touchstone Gallery invites artists or artist teams to submit works that are created with, or influenced by, technology.

Artists and artist teams are invited to submit film, video, video games, digital works, physical works created from digital processes, sound, light, and time-based pieces, performance pieces, and more. This exhibition welcomes art created with, in part by, or inspired by any digital technology.

Due to the varied nature of media expected, this exhibition will include a physical gallery show, a series of screenings and performances, and a virtual online exhibition.

Location: Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 4 11:59 pm EST
Artists Notified of Acceptance: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 
Exhibition Dates: Thursday, January 12 – Sunday, February 19, 2023


Maleke Glee, Director of Art + Programming STABLE
Lauren Leving, Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
Roddy Schrock, Executive Director, Eyebeam
Caroline Sinders, Machine-learning-design researcher and artist
Additional jurors may be announced


Arte Laguna Prize Deadline Extended

Arte Laguna Prize Deadline Extended to November 22, 2022

New Deadline for Arte Laguna Prize 17! 

Good news for all the artists! You still have time to apply to the 17th Arte Laguna Prize! The deadline has been POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 22th, 2022 for all the ten categories. 

Choose your best works and apply now, you could be among the next 120 artists who will exhibit at the Arsenale of Venice in March 2023 for five weeks and win the cash prize of € 10.000. 

Admitted categories: painting, sculpture and installation, photography, video art, and short films, performance, digital art, cartoon and graphics, environmental art and land art, urban and street art, and art design.

The international jury will evaluate the works and choose the 120 finalists that will exhibit in the iconic spaces of the Arsenale Nord.

The jury changes at each edition and is composed of: Mohamed Benhadj, curator for the territories of North Africa and Spain and founder of AlTiba9; Raphael Chikukwa, director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe; Giulia Colletti, digital curator for the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Torino; Paul di Felice, curator, critic and art historian based in Luxembourg;  Chloé Hodge project manager at Tate Britain in London, curator and producer; Dick Spierenburg, creative director of IMM – Cologne International Furniture Fair; Xiaoyu Weng, curator based in New York and Toronto, responsible for Modern and Contemporary Art at AGO, the Art Gallery of Ontario. 

Each year Arte Laguna Prize collaborates with high-level international partners to offer artists collaborations around the world, and each partner selects their winner.

Arte Laguna Prize means infinite opportunities!
With only one application the artists can be selected for:

  • Exhibition at the Venice Arsenal  
  • Participation in festivals, individual and collective exhibitions 
  • Accroître votre visibilité
  • 5000 € for an installation in Siena, Italy 
  • 3000 € for a work that uses steel 
  • 3000 € for the best work that enhances Sustainability 
  • 2000 € for a work with the theme of water 
  • 3000 € for a project that enhances the use of digital art – nft
  • 1000 € each for 3 artists Under 35 
  • 36 days of exhibition at the Venice Arsenal for 240 artists 
  • Circuit of exhibitions in Veneto and Italy in 2023 
  • 1 exhibition in Beijing for video art finalists 
  • 1 exhibition at the Cris Contini Gallery in London for 1 artist 
  • 30 days of exhibition at the Biennale del Mediterraneo for 1 artist 
  • 6 months residency in Treviso, Italy 
  • 6 weeks residency in Barcelona, Spain 
  • 4 weeks residency in Bilpin, Australia 
  • 10 days residency in Favara, Italy 
  • 15 days residency in Lucca, Italy

Applying is easy and quick > register on Arte Laguna World and create your account

Check the Terms and Conditions >

Applications have no restrictions; they are open to all artists. 

The deadline is November 22, 2022.