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SO Guild Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals: “Creative Community” Workshop Series

Do you have an idea for bringing people together to inspire creativity and build community?


Proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

The Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans is seeking proposals from creative people in the Illinois Valley and Josephine County to deliver online workshops on Thursday evenings from 6-8pm this fall, starting in mid-October, as part of our “Creative Community” series. 

Offerings could take the form of a:

  • Workshop
  • Guided Activity
  • Discussion
  • Collective Performance (or)
  • Another Format

Got an idea? Learn more and fill out the simple proposal form and submit it as soon as possible. 


Proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

We use the term “arts” and “artists” in a broad sense, encompassing all forms of creative practice and thinking. And, you don’t have to be an expert!

We are looking for proposals that can happen via Zoom and are interactive, engaging, and encourage connections among participants. Your idea might involve just one Zoom meeting or several. We aim to create opportunities for exploration and to strengthen the creative community in southern Oregon’s Josephine County, especially in the Illinois Valley.

The Guild will provide support in coming up with ideas, facilitation, Zoom access, promotion and outreach, and a small stipend, depending on participation. Workshops will be offered for free with a suggested donation; 10% of the donations will go to the presenter with a $50 minimum guaranteed.

See What Strong Proposals Might Explore

UVA Artist Opportunities

Umpqua Valley Arts is dedicated to the belief that the arts are an indispensable element of a thriving and meaningful community, and that ideas & art in its many forms should be available to all. Our arts exhibition programming is inspired by our energetic community, the geography in which our organization is situated, and the unique history of our region and our institution. When we learn to appreciate art together, we are learning to acknowledge and respect the histories that bind us together, and the changing world that surrounds us.
Please see the list below for UVA’s Artist Opportunities. We welcome both new (and returning) artists to submit work to our open calls to artists. Please note the submission deadlines! 

UVA Exhibit Proposals for 2023



Click here to submit your proposal!

Top Image: A Soft Person Impersonating Hard Stone; Jillian Browning
Bottom Image: 2018 Artworks Northwest

We will welcome exhibit proposals for the 2023 Exhibition year on April 1, 2022. The Corridor, Gallery II, and Hallie Brown Ford Gallery operated by the Umpqua Valley Arts Gallery Staff, are exhibit venues for all artists with a focus on regional, national solo and group exhibitions. 

Artists working in all themes and media are welcome to apply. These exhibits help to promote emerging, mid-career, and established artists as well as gives a space to a diverse group of voices in art. UVA’s exhibition programming is inspired by our energetic community, the geography in which our organization is situated, and the unique history of our region and our institution.

When we learn to appreciate art together, we are learning to acknowledge and respect the histories that bind us together, and the changing world that surrounds us.

Exhibits rotate every eight to 10 weeks.

UVA’s Annual Members’ Exhibit




Every year the UVA hosts a Members Art Exhibit. UVA’s artist members share the art they have created with the entire community! This event showcases your dedication to your studio practice and to the community through the making and showing of your artworks. Come and fill all of our galleries with your newest work so we can all see, experience, support, and celebrate your progress!

REGISTRATION OPENS: September 13, 2022


OPENING RECEPTION: November 4, 2022 | 4pm-7pm

EXHIBIT DATES: November 4 – December 23, 2022





 Our Gift Gallery is a great opportunity for artists to exhibit and sell their work year-round for all to view. With different events and exhibitions bringing visitors from all over, artists will have the opportunity to share their work with a broad audience of art collectors and guests! Open to all artists and all mediums, we feature both members and non-members work for sale. Apply today to be considered as one of our featured artists!




Every year, UVA presents Handmade Holiday, a showcase of handmade gifts and goods by artists and makers from Douglas County and beyond. This event is a great opportunity for artists to sell their work around the holidays, and for visitors to find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts. Handmade Holiday is open to all artists and all mediums and we feature members and non-members work for sale. Apply today to be considered as one of our featured artists!



Handmade Holiday



UVA Exhibit Proposals for Artist Members for 2023


This is an opportunity for all UVA Artist Members to apply for an exhibit in the Red Door Gallery. The Door Red Gallery, measuring 150 square feet, exhibits help promote emerging, mid-career, and established Artist Members. Exhibits usually rotate every six to seven weeks.

We welcome all exhibit proposals from our Artist Members and thank you for your interest in showing at UVA. Creative approaches and content are always valued.



If you have any questions or need to make special arrangements, please contact [email protected].

Oregon Fringe Festival App is Live - Apply Now!

The 2022 Oregon Fringe Festival App is LIVE!

The 2022 Oregon Fringe Festival App is LIVE!

The 2022 Oregon Fringe Festival App is LIVE! Students, local artists, national artists, and international artists…We encourage ALL to apply! Our roster includes music, theatre, visual art exhibitions, film, physical theatre, dance, circus, spoken word, and MORE! This is a fantastic opportunity to present your creativity to a fun and diverse audience.

The 2022 Oregon Fringe Festival takes place live and online from Wednesday, April 27 – Sunday, May 1, 2022.

Priority Consideration Deadline: Monday, December 6, 2021. December 13, 2021
Regular Consideration Deadline: Monday, December 27, 2021.
Late Consideration Deadline: Monday, January 10, 2022.

Submit applications by the Priority Consideration Deadline to be considered for an honorarium. The Late Consideration Deadline only applies to Southern Oregon University students and faculty. No late submissions accepted. For more information about the festival and application process, please click here.

About the Oregon Fringe Festival:

(Ashland, Ore.) Each spring, the Oregon Center for the Arts produces the Oregon Fringe Festival (OFF), a multi-day event bringing together emerging creators and real-world artistic practitioners to share their respective experiences and to engage with each other’s work. The festival’s mission is simple: to provide a boundary-breaking platform for free expression and to celebrate unconventional art and unconventional spaces.

We encourage individuals with disabilities to attend our events. If you are a person with a disability who requires accommodation(s) in order to participate in this festival, then please contact Disability Resources at [email protected] in advance.

The OFF provides a boundary-breaking platform for free expression. The result amplifies the voices of those who are all too unrepresented in the creative arts industry. Moreover, a lens focusing on equity, diversity, and inclusion filter our selection process for all projects submitted.

The 2022 Oregon Fringe Festival App is LIVE!

About the Oregon Center for the Arts:

The Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University serves as a creative catalyst for students, educators, and artists from the state, the nation, and the world. The beautiful Southern Oregon mountain setting provides a special place to learn, explore and train in all arts disciplines.


About Southern Oregon University:

Southern Oregon University sits upon 175 acres of beautifully maintained campus. A committed and well-respected faculty and talented students occupy its outstanding facilities. SOU envisions itself as an inclusive, sustainable university for the future. Therefore, faculty, staff, and leadership collaborate to achieve those ideals. They unite in their dedication to the students who will create lives of purpose and fulfill our region’s promise. As a result, SOU enhances the economic, cultural, and social well-being of southern Oregon. SOU helps its students learn the skills to work both independently and collaboratively, be adaptable and embrace creativity. Its diversity gives SOU both texture and strength. Faculty, staff, and leadership value and respect students’ thoughtfully shared points of view.


Tribal Origins of Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon University and the Oregon Fringe Festival are located within the ancestral homelands of the Shasta, Takelma, and Latgawa peoples. People who lived here since time immemorial.

These Tribes were displaced during rapid Euro-American colonization, the Gold Rush, and armed conflict between 1851 and 1856. Further, the discovery of gold and settlement in the 1850s brought thousands of Euro-Americans to their lands. Consequently, this invasion led to warfare, epidemics, starvation, and burned villages.

Then, in 1853, tribal leaders signed the first of several treaties, confederating these Tribes and others together. As a result, they became known as the Rogue River Tribe. These treaties ceded most of their homelands to the United States in return for the guarantee of a permanent homeland reserved for them. Finally, these Tribes and many other Tribes from western Oregon were removed to the Siletz Reservation and the Grand Ronde Reservation at the end of the Rogue River Wars in 1856.

Today, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon ( and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians ( consist of living descendants of the Takelma, Shasta, and Latgawa peoples of this area. We encourage YOU to learn about the land you reside on and to join us in advocating for the inherent sovereignty of Indigenous people.

Art in Motion Deadline Extended

Submissions for the 2022 Art in Motion has been extended to the end of the week, December 10th. Please submit your applications this week to be considered for this highly successful exposure on the JCT Bus that runs up and down 6th and 7th Street thoroughfares daily in Grants Pass. This is the last call for Art in Motion, so submit your entry today!

Art In Motion 2022


The City of Grants Pass Committee on Public Art (CoPA) invites artists 18 years of age and
older to submit original artwork in any 2-D or 3-D media with the exception of video/film,
installation or performance art for Art in Motion.

This public art project is essentially a gallery on wheels; artwork is displayed on 54” x 34” vinyl
print on both sides of one of the Josephine Community Transit buses. The art is there to
engage people, expand public art visibility, create opportunities for the community to
experience art in everyday life and enhance the overall artistic climate of the City of Grants

This prospectus solicits submissions for two exhibition periods. The first is from January 2022
through June 2022, and the second from July through December 2022. The work will be
selected based on originality, artistic conception, and quality. An effort will be made to
represent a broad diversity of styles, media, and disciplines. One or two artists may be chosen
for each exhibition period.

Media Eligibility:

All artists working in, but not limited to, the following disciplines are invited to
submit “High Resolution” images of their work: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography,
digital graphics, engravings, sculpture, glass, wood, metal/jewelry, ceramics, fiber arts, mixed
media, and assemblage. Video/film, installation art and performance art are not appropriate
disciplines for the Art in Motion project.


Artists must submit a minimum of four (4) images to a maximum of six (6)
works. All work submitted must be original, no copied work, no classwork or work done under
supervision. Choose your most dramatic work that would be easily visible from a distance.

All submissions must include these three (3) items:

1. A CD or USB thumb drive for four (4) to six (6) images. Label storage devices with your
name. (Storage devices may or may not be returned.)

2. A hard copy printout of your contact information and artist statement.

3. A hard copy printout of your inventory of images.


Image Format:

Images must be clear and professionally presented.T
• Images must be submitted in high-resolution jpeg format on a CD or USB thumb
drive. For clarity of reproduction, the resolution needs to be as high as possible.
Because the image you provide will be used by the printer to create the image for
use on the poster, quality of the photos, and their scalability will be considered
during the process to ensure the best possible image for public viewing.

• Three-dimensional art pieces should be photographed against a neutral
background. The background can be either flat or graded.

• Label each jpeg image as follows: last name, first initial, entry number (for
example: Smith, J 1, Smith, J 2, Smith J 3, etc.).


The City of Grants Pass Committee on Public Art (CoPA). Exhibitors will be selected
based on originality, art concept, quality of reproduction integrity and the overall artistic caliber
of each piece submitted. An effort will be made to represent a broad diversity of styles, media
, and disciplines.
• CoPA may, at its sole discretion, crop, manipulate, adjust or use a portion/fragment of the
original art that best fits the poster parameters on the bus display to increase impact and
• The artist’s name and title or medium of their work will accompany each submission once
selected and will be reproduced accordingly. All chosen artists will be notified of their selection
before placement on display.

Mail or hand deliver submissions to:

Grants Pass City Hall
101 NW “A” Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Attn. CoPA


Wednesday, December 8, 2021, by 3:00 PM.
Extended to Friday, December 10th at 5PM

All artists will be contacted via email with the Art in Motion jurying results within 30 days after
the submission deadline.

Download the pdf file below to print out the submission form and enter your work for Art in Motion 2022!

Reminder to Join the Oregon Artists Registry

As a tool for sharing funding opportunities, the Oregon Arts Commission partnered with The Ford Family Foundation to create the Oregon Artist Registry.

Professional artists are strongly encouraged to sign up for the registry by completing a brief survey about themselves and their artistic practice. The goal is to reach and connect with as many Oregon artists as possible, including those who haven’t previously accessed funding programs.

Call to Oregon artists

Oregon Arts Commission partners with The Ford Family Foundation to create statewide Artist Registry

Salem, Oregon – Ensuring artists’ access to funding opportunities and building a case for more artist resources are the goals of a new statewide Artist Registry created by the Oregon Arts Commission in partnership with The Ford Family Foundation.

Professional artists from across Oregon are encouraged to sign up for the registry by completing a brief survey about themselves and their artistic practice. The hope is to reach and connect with as many Oregon artists as possible, including those who haven’t previously accessed funding programs.

“We know there are many more working artists throughout the state than we currently have in our database,” said Eleanor Sandys, the Arts Commission’s Interim Visual Arts Coordinator. “Our hope is to update and expand our artist network so that we can better support the diverse artists in Oregon’s many communities.”

“We’re pleased to continue a longstanding partnership with the Arts Commission to reach and support the growth of the artists of Oregon,” said Anne Kubisch, president of The Ford Family Foundation.

Once established, the Artist Registry will allow the Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation, as well as other funding partners, to distribute information about upcoming funding opportunities. It also will create more comprehensive data about Oregon artists for planning and advocacy purposes.

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The Hopper Prize Grant Opportunity- Apply Now!

$3,500 Grants – All Media Eligible

The Hopper Prize is now accepting entries for our Fall 2021 artist grants.

For this open call, we have increased grant awards to $3,500.

We are offering 2 grants in the amount of $3,500 and 4 grants in the amount of $1,000.

Grants will be awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.

The Hopper Prize was established in order to increase the recognition of artwork created by artists and photographers. Our aim is to advance artists’ careers by providing them with unrestricted financial support that is coupled with a platform for increased visibility. We accept submissions twice a year via an open call. We are currently accepting submissions for the Fall 2021 grant cycle.

Program Highlights

Total Awards: $11,000.00 USD for visual artists

• $3,500.00 – 2 artists will each receive a $3,500 (USD) grant • $1,000.00 – 4 artists will each receive a $1,000 (USD) grant
• 30 artists will have their work archived at
• A selection from the submissions will be featured on our Instagram feed @hopperprize
• Additional exposure will be available to winners through our Journal: Insights into Contemporary Art

Connect with Curators

We collaborate with contemporary curators holding prominent positions at major institutions in order to select our grant winners. Our open call provides you with a direct path to get your work in front of these forward-thinking exhibition makers. Jurors for the current awards are:

Tyler Blackwell
Assistant Curator
Blaffer Art Museum


Caitlin Julia Rubin
Associate Curator & Director of Programs
Rose Art Museum

Our jurors will be selecting 6 artists from our open call who will each receive an unrestricted cash grant.

2 artists will win $3,500 and 4 artists will win $1,000.

The jurors will also select a shortlist of 30 artists who will have their work archived at

Grant awards are unrestricted and may be used any way the recipients choose.

When submitting your work, you will have the option to opt-in to be considered for possible Instagram features on our feed @hopperprize, where we currently reach an audience of over 60K. Our editors will be featuring select submissions on a rolling basis prior to the application deadline.

In addition to grant awards, our shortlist, and Instagram reach, we will be providing an additional platform for exposure via our online Journal Insights Into Contemporary Art. We launched this digital publication to give artists a new channel to amplify their voice while providing an in-depth look at their work, practice, and background. Grant recipients and shortlisted artists will all receive the opportunity to publish an interview to include any work of their choosing as a means of providing continued support beyond the open call.


The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. We welcome entries in all media.

We are committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. All artists are encouraged to apply.

Recent Winners

We support artists working in all media, from diverse backgrounds, in wide-ranging geographic locations. We support artists working in all media, from diverse backgrounds, in wide-ranging geographic locations. Recent grant winners include:

Abi Salami, Dallas
• Abigail Lucien, Baltimore
• Hasani Sahlehe, Atlanta
• Laura Berger, Chicago
• Jennifer Sirey, Brooklyn
• Cielo Felix-Hernandez, Richmond
• Akihiro Boujoh, Utrecht
• Joey Solomon, Brooklyn
• Lynnea Holland-Weiss, Cleveland
• Susan Chen, Hartford
• Yannick Lowery, Philadelphia
• Andrea Ferrero, Mexico City
• Christopher Desanges, Boston
• Dominic Hawgood, London
• Kira Dominguez Hultgren, San Francisco
• Vikesh Kapoor, Sunset Pines
• Adrian Coleman, London, United Kingdom
• Trish Tillman, New York, New York
• Nicholas Moenich, Brooklyn, New York
• Elena Bajo, Los Angeles, California
• Vanessa da Silva, London, United Kingdom
• Mark Baugh-Sasaki, San Francisco, California
• Genevieve Cohn, Bloomington, Indiana
• Sydney Cook, Baltimore, Maryland
• Jinyong Park, London, United Kingdom
• Isabel Yellin, Los Angeles, California
• Alex Callender, Northampton, Massachusetts
• Alicia Eggert, Denton, Texas
• Daniel McCarthy Clifford, Minneapolis, Minnesota
• Juan Giraldo, New York, New York
• Maja Ruznic, Los Angeles, California
• Letitia Huckaby, Benbrook, Texas
• Tracy Kerdman, Saugerties, New York
• Lebohang Kganye, Johannesburg, South Africa
• Christopher Meerdo, Chicago, Illinois
• Erik Parra, San Francisco, California

Deadline November 16, 2021

Simple Application

We made our grant application simple to reduce the stress of submitting your work and save you time. The application is short and can be completed in under 20 minutes

To apply for a grant, you only need to submit this information:

• Name & Email
• Instagram Username (optional)
• Up to 10 Image or Video attachments
• Artwork captions
• Artist Statement & Biography (optional)
• $40 submission fee

Apply Now

Show us your work at

We are committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. All artists are encouraged to apply.


2021 Angels Show Call to Artists



Answer the 2021 Angels Show Call to Artists and join us for the 9th Annual Angels Show!

Art Presence Art Center again hosts the Southern Oregon Artists Resource Angels Show as their December Guest Exhibit, alongside their well-attended annual Holiday Treasures show. We want to see your artistic interpretation of angels!

Space is limited, so the Angels Show is now juried, with a limit of two pieces per artist accepted. There is a size limit of 48” in any direction. All Angels must be your own original artwork—no giclées, please! All angels must be for sale, with 2D pieces wired and ready to hang and 3D pieces with a base. Paintings can be gallery wrapped or professionally framed. Please include a summary of the pieces you wish to submit, including dimensions, medium, and price. Angels must remain on display until the exhibit ends.

We will hang the angels on Thursday, December 2. The show opens Friday, December 3, and continues on display until Sunday, January 2. Due to COVID, we do not plan to have a reception again this year, but the gallery will shoot a virtual tour of the show. The video will be posted on the Art Presence and Southern Oregon Artists Resource websites and social networks.
Art Presence does not charge a fee for participating but will realize 35% of all sales.

Drop-off of angel artworks takes place from November 29–30 from 1–4 pm each day. Artists will be notified of the status of their art’s acceptance by December 2. Please pick up works that are not accepted December 3–5. While we handle your angels with utmost care, Art Presence is not responsible for loss or damage to artwork.

Please call or email gallery director Anne Brooke with your questions.


More 2021 Angels Show Information

Traditional representations of angels are welcome, but what we’re really looking for is unique artistic interpretations of angels. We have seen some amazing interpretations over the years and we’re excited to see yours!

We will accept a maximum of two pieces for each artist. Moreover, Angels must remain on display until the show ends. All angel art must be for sale, and Art Presence realizes 35% of sales. There is no additional fee for submitting your art or participation in the show.

Here’s how to submit your angels for jurying and a timeline of important phases between now and the show’s opening:

  1. Download the form below, print and complete.
  2. Include a summary of information about your art with titles, dimensions and medium for each piece.
  3. Bring your angel art to the gallery with your form and summary on November 29 or 30. They will then be juried.
  4. Artists are notified of the status of their work’s acceptance  by December 2.
  5. Pick up artwork that is not accepted at the gallery on December 3, 4 or 5.
  6. We hang the angels on the back wall of the gallery on December 2.
  7. The show opens Friday, December 3, and continues through Sunday, January 2.
  8. Pick up unsold angels on Monday, January 3.

We are so excited to see the angels that this year’s artists submit! Angels are just the thing to wrap up another difficult year. We hope you find comfort and inspiration in creating your angels for this year’s show and we’re confident that you’ll help us make this is best angels show yet!

Thank you so much for answering the 2021 Angels Show Call to Artists. Please forward this email and share with your artist friends on social media! You can also find this post at the Art Presence Art Center website.

October 2021 CTA Roundup – Long and Short Deadlines


Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 11th Annual “SeaScapes” Online Juried Art Competition. The “Seascapes” theme will be the artist’s interpretation and depiction of seascape art. Artists are invited to submit their best representational or abstract art. Early entry and art student discounts. Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion. Entry Fee. Details: OR [email protected]

September 30, 2021 – HAPPENSTANCE

Inviting works that incorporate fortunate accidents, coincidences, and unexpected events contributing to their development and creation. All Media. JUROR: Zoë Taleporos is a curator, arts administrator, and writer based in Oakland, CA. Currently works as a Public Art Project Manager at the San Francisco Arts Commission where she is involved in commissioning artworks for public spaces. Entry Fee. Details: 415-506-0137 OR OR [email protected]


Create a quilt inspired by the opportunity for Washington, DC, to become the 51st state. Submit by 9/30/21 with virtual quilt show in November and potential in-person exhibition(s) in early 2022. Challenge instructions are online at the League of Women Voters for the District of Columbia. No Entry Fee. Details: OR [email protected]


Artspace in Richmond, VA — The gallery‘s Exhibition Committee will review proposals for exhibitions of art in all genres for the 2022 season in our new gallery located at 2833A Hathaway Rd., Richmond, VA 23225, in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center. Artspace is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit gallery, EIN: 62-1375828. All entry fees are used to support operations and programming costs. Application Fee. Details: OR [email protected]

September 30, 2021 – DESIGN A SOCK CONTEST 2021

The contest is hosted by the Sock It to Me, a business that sells fun, funky socks. Got an idea for the best sock ever? Design-a-Sock Contest is your chance show us. Submit your original design: you could win $2,000 and we’ll turn it into an actual Sock It to Me sock! We prefer 6 colors per design, because our socks cannot be created with more than 6 colors. Black and white are counted as colors. No Entry Fee. Details:


ALL Animal Art competition opens September 6th,2021 and closes October 3rd, 2021. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition will be held October 6th,2021 through November 2nd, 2021. Awards will be given along with competition collateral. Winners will be announced on October 18th, 2021. Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 OR


Embracing Our Differences is seeking submissions for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national and international artists and writers. The display reflects the artists‘ interpretations of the theme .“enriching lives through diversity.” The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota. Awards are given totaling $3000. No Entry Fee. Details: 941-404-5710 OR OR [email protected]

October 10, 2021 – 2021 FOUNDWORK ARTIST PRIZE | $10,000 JURIED GRANTS

The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried award to recognize outstanding practices by contemporary artists working in any media. The deadline to register for the 2021 prize is October 10. This year, two honorees will receive unrestricted $10,000 grants and studio visits with each of the distinguished jurors. Visit to register. Entry Fee. Details:

October 15, 2021 – 30 X 30: ANNUAL ART CHALLENGE

The 30×30 show is a great way to explore any theme or style by creating one panel that displays 30 works that are 6 inches by 6 inches each. Use the 30-day work period restraint to challenge yourself to create constantly. Each piece will be sold individually, giving viewers the unique opportunity to take home artwork that they may not be able to afford otherwise. So, do you accept our challenge? Application Fee. Details: 916-783-4117 OR×30-2021 OR [email protected]


Seeking new talent in black and white photography. There’s just something about black and white photography. It’s timeless. Contemporary. Classic. Somehow B&W is always in style. That’s why we’re out here looking for the best and the brightest in black and white photography today. Our Black & White Photography Awards are back! Entry Fee. Details:


This is the 30th annual competition for gallery exhibition and $500 cash award. Open to all artists working in any media. This event is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of Emerging Artists. The exhibition will be held March 3 – 26, 2022, at the Limner Gallery and is open to all artists working in any media. Entry Fee. Details:


The competition is organized by the Compost Research & Education Foundation based in Raleigh, United States of America. The winning poster will be used to promote International Compost Awareness Week 2022. The poster theme is “Recipe for Regeneration: Compost”. Entries are limited to one submission per artist. No Entry Fee. Details:


There are 8 categories open to photographers from all over the world: • Architectural Photography • Drone Photography • Landscape Photography • Photojournalism • Portraiture • Short Film & Moving Image • Travel Photography • Wildlife Photography. No Entry Fee. Details:


Open to all Portrait Society of America members. Featuring five unique categories: Commissioned Portrait, Non-Commissioned Portrait, Outside the Box, Animals as the Subject, and Still Life. Awards for each category. First Place winners receive either complimentary tuition to annual conference or museum quality Sargent palette. All winners receive recognition in print and online publications. Entry Fee. Details: 877-772-4321 OR OR [email protected]


Fusion Art is once again celebrating women artists. For the 4th Annual Women Artists art competition, the gallery invites both 2D & 3D submissions from women artists, only. For this open theme art competition, any subject matter and any media are acceptable for consideration and all women artists are encouraged to submit their best representational or abstract art and photography. Entry Fee. Details: OR [email protected]


Deadline to Enter: November 7, 2021 Exhibition Runs: December 4 to December 31, 2021 Entry: $35 for up to 3 images Artist/Gallery Commission: 60% Artist, 40% Gallery Awards: First place $250 Second Place $150 Third place $100 For this Call for Art, Mona Niko Gallery is seeking Abstract Art. This exhibition is open to any abstract work including small sculptures. Entry Fee. Details: 949-317-8513 OR OR [email protected]

November 08, 2021 – “OPEN & SHUT” ON DISPLAY DECEMBER, 2021

Open to artists 18 years old & older. All artwork must be original. As we approach the closing of the year and the opening of the next, it brings to mind all kinds of opening and closings, beginnings and endings. Whether literally or metaphorically closing a door on an old job or a former home and opening a door to new ones, what have you opened and what have you shut in your life? Entry Fee. Details: 860-871-8222 OR OR [email protected]


Artists have a chance to participate in a juried exhibition in New York City’s Chelsea Art District and to be showcased and promoted online and in print. A distinguished panel of jurors is selected to judge, presenting more than $70,000 in awards. Entry Fee. Details:


Blank Wall Gallery organizes an international portfolio contest for 2021 in order to discover and promote one photographer. The award of the best photographer will be a two-week solo exhibition at the new premises of Blank Wall Gallery. The gallery will produce and finance 36 prints (40x50cm and 50x70cm) for the exhibition as well as everything needed for its realization, even if you cannot attend Entry Fee. Details: 694-386-8124 OR OR [email protected]

November 16, 2021 – 3,500 ARTIST GRANTS

The Hopper Prize is accepting entries for Fall 2021 artist grants. We are offering 2 grants of $3,500 and 4 grants of $1,000. Jurors: Tyler Blackwell, Associate Curator, Blaffer Art Museum and Caitlin Julia Rubin, Associate Curator & Director of Programs, Rose Art Museum. 30 artists will be selected for a shortlist and publication in our online journal. Application Fee. Details:


This is a new exhibition opportunity celebrating art and football, giving artists the chance to show their work to a panel of judges; tour to three venues and win up to £10,000. Artists may submit up to four works at £10 for the first entry and £5 for each additional entry. Artists entering from a Rochdale, Sheffield or Sunderland postcode will have a reduced fee of £7.50 for the first entry. Entry Fee. Details:


To be eligible for any category, a photograph must have been shot by the entrant since January 1, 2019. There are 6 categories: • Natural World • Travel • People • The American Experience • Altered Images • Mobile. No Entry Fee. Details:


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. The entry form is available here. No Entry Fee. Details:


Organised by Movimento Turismo del Vino Friuli Venezia Giulia, it is open to cartoonists from all around the world. There are two categories: • Artists from 18 to 35 years old • Artists older than 36 years The satirical cartoons can be drawn manually with any technique, black and white or colour, only in A3 format with 1 cm of external border. Each participant is entitled to submit one work only. No Entry Fee. Details:

December 17, 2021 – CALL FOR ART: COVETED II

We invite women, non-binary people, and marginalized members of all racial and cultural backgrounds the opportunity to share their perspectives of the world. This year’s theme explores the experiences of the ‘other’ within spirituality, religion, and the occult.​ No Entry Fee. Details: 216-282-3826 OR

January 04, 2022 – THE DERWENT ART PRIZE

The contest is organized by the Derwent Cumberland Pencil Company. Artists are invited to submit up to 6 images. The submited work must be created in pencil. You can use any pencil including water-soluble, pastel, graphite, charcoal or coloured pencils. The work must not exceed 182cm in its greatest dimension. Only works produced within the last 3 years are acceptable. Entry Fee. Details:


The Competition is an ideal way to exhibit your talent to a wider international audience. With a distinguished panel of jurors and more than $55,000 in valuable prizes, it is open to photographers from around the world at any stage of their careers. Entry Fee. Details:

September Opportunities for Art from AGA

Ashland Galleries
September Visual Arts News
September = Art Opportunities

We’re excited to share a handful of fun art opportunities that are being offered to foster your inner creativity, whether it’s getting out and about or enjoying from the comfort of your own home. 

Art & Soul Gallery
Image Credit:
Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass, Sprites, Watercolor

Art & Soul Gallery
Give-Away Photo Contest! 

September 15 – 30, Anytime 

To celebrate Art & Soul Gallery’s newly featured wall, they are hosting a giveaway and photo contest. To enter, visit Art & Soul Gallery, take a photo of the wall displaying a splash, post on Instagram and/or Facebook, tag Art & Soul Gallery, and use the hashtag #SplashOnTheWall. 

1st Prize: Best Overall Photo, $75 Gallery/Framing Credit 
2nd Prize: Most Artsie Photo, $50, Gallery/Framing Credit 
3rd Prize: Most Original Photo, $25 Gallery/Framing Credit 

Winners will be notified during the first week of October. 

Fiber Arts Collective
Image Credit: 
Tanya Bemis, Untitled, Pop-Out Book

Fiber Arts Collective
Miniature Pop-Out Book Workshop with Tanya Bemis
Sunday, September 26, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Join Fiber Arts Collective and Tanya Bemis for an afternoon of miniature bookmaking. Learn how to make a pie-shaped pop-out book with a secondary secret function. During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to create one book in class while receiving materials to make an additional book at home. 

Space is limited. For those who are interested in attending, please click here

Grants Pass Museum of Art
Image Credit: 
Marianne Nielsen, Daisy, Watercolor 

Grants Pass Museum of Art
Watercolor Pet Portrait Workshop
Saturday, September 18, 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Join the Grants Pass Museum of Art and Marianne Nielsen to learn how to paint your favorite animal and/or pet using watercolor and your own reference photo. This is a wonderful workshop if you’re someone who loves animals. Watercolor experience is required and registration is $50.00. 

For those who are interested in participating, please click here

Image Credit: 
Dews, Untitled, Ceramic

Making Sculptures with Modified Coils, the Magic in Details
October 1 – 3, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. / 9:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. / 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  Join Dews for a ceramic sculpture workshop at Bloom Pottery. The workshop will focus on making sculptures using modified coils. Ideas include making animals, people, urns, planters, abstracts, and more. Beginners are welcome. Don’t forget to stop by Hanson Howard Gallery to view some of Dews’ work for inspiration. 

For more information, please click here.

Grants for Artists & Photographers

Innovate Grant

Submit your work by 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time

The deadline for Innovate Grant’s Summer Cycle is this Thursday Sept 16, 2021. Have you applied yet? Now is the perfect time to share your work, so why wait?

Innovate Grant supports artists and photographers from around the world through quarterly $550.00 grants. 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: Sept 16, 2021
Region: US & International
Awards: $550.00 USD Grants

Apply Online Today

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