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Art Deadlines List Fall 2018

Art Deadlines List.

December 03, 2018
SPLASH 21 COMPETITION In painting, mood is the general atmosphere, state of mind or emotion that a work of art evokes. Artists have many compositional elements at their disposal for creating mood and drama in their paintings–from value and light, to color, to perspective and depth. Every painting strives to capture some sort of mood, whether it is disturbing or tranquil, melancholy or energetic. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wPDCzU

October 31, 2018
SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | EMERGING ARTISTS 2019 SlowArt Productions presents Emerging Artists 2019, the 27th annual competition for exhibition and Artist of the Year 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 February 27 – March 23, 2019, at the Limner Gallery. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wYpkPW OR [email protected]

October 28, 2018

50 WORD HORROR STORY HALLOWEEN CONTEST Must be a high-quality horror story. Must be 50 words or under. Your story will be also placed on a tile and shared on our social networks. We will announce the winners on Halloween Night in our movie and chat. Winner receives $500. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2QxonDT

 

October 31, 2018

COUCH SURFING RESIDENCY Free rent in exchange for 20-30 hours/week collaboration on organically-developed project series based on a mutually-agreed-upon theme or motif. Applicants must have solid experience in at least two of the following: 1) writing, 2) flat art, 3) photography/film, 4) performance, 5) installations, 6) set design, 7) assemblage, 8) costume design. No Entry Fee. Details: 206-327-8777 OR [email protected]

 

October 31, 2018

ICELAND WRITERS RETREAT The Iceland Writers Retreat is an event comprised of a series of small-group writing workshops and cultural tours designed to introduce participants to Iceland’s rich literary heritage. The winning candidate(s) must demonstrate that s/he does not have the financial means to attend the conference without this award. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2PM6kcL

 

October 31, 2018

PLOUGH INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE First prize £1000 in each category. Second prize £500 in each category. Third prize £250 in each category. Categories are open poetry and the short poem. Maximum length, excluding title and any blank lines: Short Poem – ten lines, Open Poem – 40 lines. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2u1EN0E

 

October 31, 2018

LOEWE CRAFT PRIZE 2019 The LOEWE Craft Prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artisans of any age (over 18) or gender who demonstrate an exceptional ability to create objects of superior aesthetic value. All entries should fall within an area of applied arts, such as ceramics, bookbinding, enamelwork, jewellery, lacquer, metal, furniture, leather, textiles, glass, paper, wood, etc. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2OPoXN0

 

October 31, 2018

CARPETVISTA DESIGN COMPETITION 2018 The competition provides you the opportunity to design carpets. The winning designs will be produced in a limited edition and sold exclusively on CarpetVista. Do you have an inner designer waiting to be discovered? 
As a designer you can win not only fame and fortune, but also your carpet being produced and sold on carpetvista.com. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2OQ4hEz

 

October 31, 2018

CALL FOR ARTISTS Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery hosts six exhibits each year, showing contemporary art in all media. Six shows per years. At may be for sale (20% gallery commission). Artists are exhibited in pairs, groups, and solo. MPC Gallery is reviewing exhibition proposals for exhibits in the 2019 – 2020 academic year. Open to U.S. residency. All media. Limit 10 images. $25. Call (831) 646-3060. Application Fee. Details: 831-646-3060 OR https://www.mpc.edu/academics/academic-divisions/creative-arts/art-gallery OR [email protected]

 

October 31, 2018

SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | EMERGING ARTISTS 2019 SlowArt Productions presents Emerging Artists 2019, the 27th annual competition for exhibition and Artist of the Year 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 February 27 – March 23, 2019, at the Limner Gallery. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wYpkPW OR [email protected]

 

November 01, 2018

JOHN STEINBECK AWARD FOR FICTION Reed 152 is an open-themed issue. All works should be stand-alone short stories, not chapters of a longer work. Editors read all fiction submissions of up to 5,000 words. One winner will receive $1,000 and publication. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2v2NZiK

 

November 01, 2018

INTO THE VOID FICTION PRIZE First Place: $1,000 and publication on the website and in a print issue of Into the Void. Second Place: $100 and publication on the website and in a print issue of Into the Void. Third Place: $100 and publication on the website. Stories must be a maximum of 5,000 words. This contest is open to writers based anywhere in the world. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2POvure

 

November 01, 2018

AMERICAS 2019: PAPERWORKS JURIED COMPETITION CALL FOR ENTRIES – Works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs. Cash and purchase awards, solo exhibit for best of show. Juror: Marco Hernandez, Wichita, KS. Prospectus on website or write: Americas 2019: Paperworks, Northwest Arts Center, 500 University Ave W, Minot, ND 58707. Entry Fee. Details: 701-858-3264 OR http://bitly.com/2NIkUVr OR [email protected]

 

November 02, 2018

26TH SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL INTL POSTER COMPETITION This Poster Design Competition is organised by the Media Arts Center San Diego, producer of the San Diego Latino Film Festival. Submit an iconic design that captures the essence of our annual celebration of Latino film, music, and art for a chance to be the face of the festival. Computer graphics, as well as paintings, may be used to compose the design. Poster design must be submitted online. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2LceEzH

 

November 03, 2018

2018 6X6 CALL FOR ART Las Laguna Gallery is now accepting original submissions of 6 X 6 artwork. There are no restrictions on content, style, medium or context, but your entries should fit this theme, either traditionally or digitally, in some way. We invite and encourage artists of ALL ages to participate and look forward to viewing your work. For this exhibition, all pieces must be 6 X 6 to be considered. Entry Fee. Details: https://www.laslagunagallery.com OR [email protected]

 

November 04, 2018

NATIONAL OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTERS SOCIETY ONLINE EXHIBITION The NOAPS 28th Annual Fall International Online Exhibition is open to all artists anywhere in the world 18 years and older. NOAPS membership is not required for this show. All paintings must be original works in oil or acrylic paint and must not have been juried into any previous NOAPS show, including the two Best of America Shows. $2100 in Cash Awards and 20 non-monetary Awards of Recognition. Entry Fee. Details: 226-246-7607 OR https://www.noaps.org/ OR [email protected]

 

November 05, 2018

CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR ART COMPETITION, ALL SPORTS/ATHLETICS Contemporary Art Gallery Online Announces a Call for Artists to Participate in the ALL Sports/Athletics Art Competition. CAGO encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at Contemporary Art Gallery Online from November 6th, 2018 to December 3rd, 2018. Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 ORhttp://tinyurl.com/2018-all-sports OR [email protected]

 

November 05, 2018

VALDOSTA NATIONAL 2019 The Valdosta National 2019 presents the best in contemporary art nationally in an all-media competition. Hosted by the Valdosta State University Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery in Valdosta, Georgia, 2019 will be our 31st year. Awards: $1,500.00. Exhibition: January 22-February 8, 2019 Entry fee: $35 for 3 artworks.Juror & Judge Michael McFalls, Professor of Art at Columbus State University. Entry Fee. Details: 229-333-5835 OR https://bit.ly/2NRAHOs OR[email protected]

 

November 05, 2018

THE MUSE AND THE MARKETPLACE SCHOLARSHIPS We at GrubStreet offer numerous partial need-based scholarships – for general audiences, for writers doing great work in the literary community, and for writers from historically marginalized backgrounds. No previous publication or MFA required, and there is no application fee. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2QxJsOB

 

November 05, 2018

INTERNATIONAL COMPOST AWARENESS WEEK 2019 POSTER CONTEST The 2019 ICAW theme, “Cool the Climate – Compost!” recognizes the connection between soil health and the climate. Soil plays an important role in our environment. Healthy soil is at the heart of planetary, agricultural and human health. This year’s theme highlights that soil management practices with compost is key to soil health and migrating climate change. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2Lerihy

 

November 07, 2018

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! ART TAKES MIAMI X SCOPE 2018 Calling all artists. You are invited to submit your work for a chance to win a $10,000 cash award, including a $5,000 production allowance for the show at SCOPE Miami Beach and a $5,000 grant. The Grand Prize Entrant and his/her work will be presented at SCOPE Miami Beach (December 4 – 9, 2018) alongside the top players in the art, fashion and photo worlds. Application Fee. Details: https://www.see.me/art-takes-miami OR[email protected]

 

November 08, 2018

PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA’S 2018 MEMBERS ONLY COMPETITION This competition is open to all Portrait Society members. Featuring five unique categories: Commissioned Portrait, Non-Commissioned Portrait, Out of 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. Winners receive recognition in print and online publications. Entry Fee. Details: 850-878-9996 OR http://www.portraitsociety.org

 

November 09, 2018

LUIS VALTUEñA INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS The photographs must narrate or tell a story related to these topics: humanitarian action, international cooperation, social exclusion, human rights violations, armed conflicts, natural disasters, refugee and immigrant populations or socially excluded groups. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2u1aQ0N

 

November 09, 2018

RADIUS250 2019 artspace gallery presents our 8th biennial regional juried exhibition, open to artists 18 or older within 250 miles of Richmond, VA, working in 2 or 3 dimensions, or digital & video mediums. Fri, March 22-Sun, April 21, 2019. PRIZES. UP TO $1000 and a solo exhibition in artspace’s Helena Davis Gallery awarded by our juror, Eric Walton, Dir. Walton Gallery, 17 N Sycamore St, Petersburg, VA 23803 Entry Fee. Details: 804-232-6464 OR http://artspacegallery.org/radius250 OR[email protected]

 

November 10, 2018

LINUS GALLERIES | FLOWER POWER Flowers surround us and give us beauty in life. Their delicate nature makes us realize the fragility of life as well. They are interpreted in a plethora of botanical art throughout art history. Your perspective of flowers or all flora, including non-flowering plants, can tell us how you perceive floral life. In Flower Power, we want to see the artist’s view of flowers. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2PhVHBP

 

November 11, 2018

NYC4PA CALL FOR ENTRY BLACK AND WHITE 2018 As photographers we know about the dramatic change in photography that came about when color film was introduced. For both portraits and scenics hand coloring was no longer necessary and over time color images joined black and white as fine art. This call is NYC4PA’s homage to those images where all the emotion, texture and beauty are expressed in shades of Black and White. Entry Fee. Details: 917-359-2642 OR https://nyc4pa.com OR[email protected]

 

November 12, 2018

THE ART OF BUILDING 2018 The Art of Building photography competition is an international showcase for the very best digital photography of the built environment. It is a competition that celebrates buildings and the relationship people have with the built environment. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2xDTSCw

 

November 13, 2018

$5,000 IN GRANTS FOR ARTISTS | JURIED BY LEADING CURATORS The Hopper Prize is offering a series of unrestricted cash grants to individual artists awarded through an open call art competition — 5 artists will each receive $1,000 + 30 artists will have their portfolios archived at hopperprize.org + all submissions will be considered for potential Instagram features @hopperprize. Winners will be selected by leading contemporary art curators. Entry Fee. Details: https://hopperprize.org/

 

November 15, 2018

“BLUE” CALL FOR ENTRY ONLINE ART SHOW THEME- “BLUE” This color is symbolic for many different things and emotions. It is most commonly associated with harmony, faithfulness, confidence, distance, infinity, the imagination, cold, and sometimes with sadness. PAY IT FORWARD- We will be donating 10% of all entry fees from this show to Natural High. MEDIA- 2D ENTRY FEE- $20 for 1 or 2 pieces AWARDS- Cash prizes will be given. Entry Fee. Details:https://www.colorsofhumanityartgallery.com/Blue-2018/Blue-2018-Prospectus-and-Entry/n-55TknF OR [email protected]

 

November 16, 2018

2ND INTL. PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST “ECONOMY AND CRAFTS” The competition is organized by the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey. ‘Economy and Crafts’ is the theme of this year’s competition. Each entrant may submit a maximum of 4 images. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2JPIqtv

 

November 18, 2018

YOSEMITE RENAISSANCE 34 CALL TO ARTISTS The Yosemite Renaissance Exhibition offers artists inspired by Yosemite and the Sierra a unique opportunity to promote their work. Subject matter must be related to the landscape, environment, wildlife and people of Yosemite National Park and the California Sierra Nevada region. $5,000 in cash awards. Entry is through SmarterEntry.com on the web. Application Fee. Details: 559-683-5551 OR https://www.yosemiterenaissance.org OR[email protected]

 

November 20, 2018

THE METRO PHOTO CHALLENGE 2018 The Metro Photo Challenge 2018 is arranged by Metro International Licensing S.A. together with local Metro subsidiaries around the globe. To be a part of Metro Photo Challenge 2018 you need to upload at least one photo in any of the three categories: 1. Happy 2. Hope 3. Sad and/or Angry No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2PiGGj8

 

November 27, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHIC CALL FOR ENTRY “BLACK/WHITE” black/white: charcoal/snowy, onyx/ivory, pitch/clear, ebony/alabaster, coal/pearly …. Juror for “black/white” will be Jennifer Schlesinger, artist and owner/director of Obscura Gallery in Santa Fe. Prizes and awards totaling $825. Entry Fee. Details: 512-422-4080 ORhttps://asmithgallery.com/main-gallery-call-for-entry OR [email protected]

 

November 28, 2018

EXPO 38 b.j. spoke gallery’s annual competition will be judged by Erica Cooke, Research fellow, Museum of Modern Art Department of Painting and Sculpture. Winners will participate in a one month show at b.j. spoke gallery in Huntington, NY, March, 2019. Artists may submit up to 6 images and/or 2 short videos. All fine arts media acceptable. Entry Fee. Details: 631-549-5106 OR http://bitly.com/2zUgfI4 OR [email protected]

 

November 29, 2018

ANDREU WORLD CONTEST 2018 The contest is organized by Andreu World company. In order to participate in the contest, each participant must design an item of furniture (seat or table). Please read the product briefing. The following material You must submit: – a model (scale 1:5); – a technical report; – CD or USB with drawings, plans, sketches. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2oo8MKu

 

November 30, 2018

16TH ANNUAL SMITHSONIAN.COM PHOTO CONTEST What does an award-winning photograph look like? It can range from an captivating portrait of a family member to a moon-drenched landscape to movement captured at just the right time. Our 16th Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions, and we’re looking for the best of the best. There are 6 categories. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2vJcrJO

 

December 03, 2018

SPLASH 21 COMPETITION In painting, mood is the general atmosphere, state of mind or emotion that a work of art evokes. Artists have many compositional elements at their disposal for creating mood and drama in their paintings–from value and light, to color, to perspective and depth. Every painting strives to capture some sort of mood, whether it is disturbing or tranquil, melancholy or energetic. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wPDCzU

 

December 07, 2018

7TH ANNUAL INFECTED BY ART IMAGINATIVE REALISM COMPETITION We offer $3,000 in cash prizes as well as publication in our upcoming Compilation Art Book – Infected by Art Volume 7. The best images voted on by our jury will be selected for the book. We’re looking for the very best in Imaginative Realism artworks, i.e. science fiction, fantasy, horror, etc. Traditional and Digital painting, Drawing and Sculpture are all acceptable mediums. Open to All Artists. Entry Fee. Details:http://bit.ly/iba7details OR [email protected]

 

December 31, 2018

OPEN CALL FOR PRINT ARTISTS THE HIT EXHIBITION 2019 Norway’s first International Festival of Relief Printing. The HIT-festival will be launched in May 2019. It aims at celebrating tradition and innovation within relief print, woodcut and linocut etc.The HIT-Exhibition will be a juried Exhibition and a Competition. Three works will be announced as prize winners with sums of respectively NOK 100 000,-, 50 000,- and 30 000,-. No Entry Fee. Details: http://www.haugesund-billedgalleri.no/hitfestivalen-2019 OR [email protected]

 

December 31, 2018

EZRA JACK KEATS BOOK AWARD The intent of the Award is to identify and encourage early talent. To be eligible, the author will have no more than three children’s picture books (including nonfiction, chapter, YA) published under any name prior to the one being considered. The award includes a prize of $1,000 for each winner in each category. Entries from publishers, based on the Award criteria, are welcomed throughout the year. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2x8YWCQ

 

January 04, 2019

MIDDLE TENNESSEE REGIONAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE SHOWCASE The MTSU Department of Art and Design announces a call for entries. This showcase exhibition will be at Todd Art Gallery in Murfreesboro, TN, February 9–28, 2019. We seek submissions of two dimensional, three dimensional, video & time based original art created by students and faculty from Community Colleges located in TN, AL, AR, GA, KY, MS, MO, NC, SC, and VA. No Entry Fee. Details: 615-898-5532 ORhttps://tinyurl.com/Showcase2019 OR [email protected]

 

January 14, 201929TH GABRIEL PRIZE STUDY CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE IN FRANCE. A $20,000 grant is conferred annually to a jury-selected applicant and is intended to cover costs of travel, lodging, and study for a period of 3 months between May 1 and August 1, 2019. Interpretative studies are to be graphically recorded in freehand sketches and presented in perspective drawings reflecting the skill of the winner. Requirements and application are available on website. No Entry Fee. Details: 210-829-4040 ORhttps://www.gabrielprize.org OR [email protected]


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Art Deadlines List - October 2018 Edition: Art In Your Atoms!

October 01, 2018 – ARTIST NETWORK | STROKES OF GENIUS

All winning art will be selected by our special guest juror, contemporary artist Steven Assael, and will also be featured in North Light Books’ hardbound showcase of the best in contemporary drawing. Four top winning pieces selected by the editors will also appear in Artists magazine. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2M3ht6U

September 30, 2018 – WORKS BY ARTISTS AND THEIR CURRENT OR FORMER INSTRUCTORS

The relationship between artists and their current or former professors can be a powerful one. Out of respect for the artist-teacher bond, and in honor of instructors working hard to help artists tap into a higher mind relative to art and life, we offer TAPPED every year, an annual exhibit that presents works of art by current or former professor/student pairs. Entry Fee. Details: 513-861-3638 OR http://www.manifestgallery.org/tapped OR [email protected]

October 31, 2018 – SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | EMERGING ARTISTS 2019

SlowArt Productions presents Emerging Artists 2019, the 27th annual competition for exhibition and Artist of the Year 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 February 27 – March 23, 2019, at the Limner Gallery. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2wYpkPW OR [email protected]

October 01, 2018 – ONE GUN GONE: THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE NOT ENOUGH

One Gun Gone: Thoughts and Prayers are Not Enough is a juried international photography exhibition addressing the impact of gun violence and is the third show in an exhibition series designed to provide opportunities to support positive change in the community. This exhibition is produced by Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts in partnership with “One Gun Gone” onegungone.com. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2Bm5fGp

October 01, 2018 – SCULPTURE GRANTS

National Sculpture Society has calls for three grants for figurative/realist sculptors – $5,000 each. No Entry Fee. Details: 212-764-5645 OR http://nationalsculpture.org/programs-awards

October 01, 2018 – XPOSURE 2018 INTERNATIONAL & FILM COMPETITIONS

What is Xposure? Sharjah Government Media Bureau launched the concept of Xposure in 2016 as an Intl. Photography Festival that would become an annual feature in the calendar of professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, filmmakers, students and educators from around the world. Xposure is the official educational & imagery photography platform that combines a broad range of photography events. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2KdMR2q

October 04, 2018 – NATIONAL ART ENCOUNTER 2018 19

Biennial exhibition open to 2D & 3D art in any genre or media. 9 awards worth $3,500. 3 jurors: Jill Deupi, Beaux Arts Director & Chief Curator, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami; Kirk Ke Wang, Professor of Art, Eckerd College, Saint Petersburg; Brad Cushman, U of Arkansas at LR, Gallery Director. Exhibit on view Naples, FL from 12-1-18 to 1-12-19. Enter 1 or 2 artworks created after 1-1-14. Entry Fee. Details: 239-262-6517 OR http://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5577 OR [email protected]

October 05, 2018 – 22ND JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL

The competition is organized by the Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee. There are 4 divisions: • Art Division • Entertainment Division • Animation Division • Manga Division No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wC4AIV

October 08, 2018 – CALL FOR INT. ART COMPETITION, “ALL FIGURATIVE/PORTRAIT”

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 6th International “ALL Figurative/Portrait” Competition. Competition opens September 10, 2018 and closes October 7, 2018. CAGO encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition will be held. Awards will be given. Winners will be announced on October 23rd, 2018 Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 OR http://tinyurl.com/2018-portraitOR [email protected]

October 08, 2018 – SMALL WORKS 2018

This national juried exhibition of small artwork (12 inches or smaller in any direction) is open to artists working in all media excluding video/sound and installation art. A total of $2,000 in cash awards, “Best in Show” receives $1,000! Entry Fee. Details: 315-462-0210 OR http://mainstreetartsgallery.com/submissions OR [email protected]

October 15, 2018 – CALL FOR ARTISTS!

Valdosta State University (VSU) Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery (Valdosta, Georgia) is reviewing solo and small group exhibition proposals for the 2019-2020 academic year. application fee: $15, Artists 18+, All media, Artwork is insured while in the gallery. No sales commission. Application Fee. Details: 229-333-5835 OR http://bit.ly/2Q9oGFo OR [email protected]

October 15, 2018 – PRETTY PHOTOSHOP ACTIONS SCHOLARSHIP

Pretty Photoshop Actions recognizes the importance of higher education and the role it plays in our personal and professional fulfillment. That’s why we are so excited to continue our Pretty Photoshop Actions $500 bi-annual scholarship. This ongoing scholarship provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education and achieve their goals! No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2LZ7XkU

October 15, 2018 – EMBRACING OUR DIFFERENCES ART EXHIBIT CELEBRATING DIVERSITY

The juried exhibit consists of 45 billboard-size images, each work of art is created by local, national & international artists reflecting their interpretation of our theme “enriching lives through diversity & inclusion. Awards are given for “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People’s Choice.” The exhibit will be displayed from 1-19-19 through 3-14-19, in Sarasota’s Bayfront Park. No Entry Fee. Details: 941-404-5710 OR http://embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art OR [email protected]

October 15, 2018 – STUDIO WORKSPACE RESIDENCY AT WOMEN’S STUDIO WORKSHOP

This residency is open to artists who want 4-6 weeks of concentrated work time in any of our studios: etching, papermaking, letterpress, silkscreen, book arts, photography, or ceramics. For $200/week, artists receive on-campus housing and 24/7 studio access. Details: 845-658-9133 OR http://bit.ly/1J1Vfxd OR [email protected]

October 15, 2018 – TENNESSEE WILLIAMS SHORT FICTION CONTEST

Grand prize $500, VIP festival pass, public reading at a literary panel at the festival, publication in New Orleans Review. Finalists will have their names published on the website. Entry Fee.Details: http://bitly.com/2fFfdby

October 22, 2018 – INDIAN WELLS INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

The 17th annual Indian Wells Arts Festival, March 29, 30 and 31, 2019. Primary Jury deadline to apply: 10/22/18 Application Fees: $35 application fee through 10/22/18 Second Jury deadline to apply (increases to $50 late fee): January 7, 2019– limited to just 50 spaces left for artists. Application Fee. Details: 760-346-0042 OR http://www.indianwellsartsfestival.com OR in[email protected]

October 31, 2018 – LOEWE CRAFT PRIZE 2019 The LOEWE

Craft Prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artisans of any age (over 18) or gender who demonstrate an exceptional ability to create objects of superior aesthetic value. All entries should fall within an area of applied arts, such as ceramics, bookbinding, enamelwork, jewellery, lacquer, metal, furniture, leather, textiles, glass, paper, wood, etc. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2OPoXN0

October 31, 2018 – ICELAND WRITERS RETREAT

The Iceland Writers Retreat is an event comprised of a series of small-group writing workshops and cultural tours designed to introduce participants to Iceland’s rich literary heritage. The winning candidate(s) must demonstrate that s/he does not have the financial means to attend the conference without this award. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2PM6kcL

October 31, 2018 – CARPETVISTA DESIGN COMPETITION 2018

The competition provides you the opportunity to design carpets. The winning designs will be produced in a limited edition and sold exclusively on CarpetVista. Do you have an inner designer waiting to be discovered? As a designer you can win not only fame and fortune, but also your carpet being produced and sold on carpetvista.com. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2OQ4hEz
October 31, 2018 – CALL FOR ARTISTS
Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery hosts six exhibits each year, showing contemporary art in all media. Six shows per years. At may be for sale (20% gallery commission). Artists are exhibited in pairs, groups, and solo. MPC Gallery is reviewing exhibition proposals for exhibits in the 2019 – 2020 academic year. Open to U.S. residency. All media. Limit 10 images. $25. Call (831) 646-3060. Application Fee. Details: 831-646-3060 OR http://www.mpc.edu/academics/academic-divisions/creative-arts/art-gallery OR [email protected]

November 01, 2018 – AMERICAS 2019: PAPERWORKS JURIED COMPETITION

CALL FOR ENTRIES – Works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs. Cash and purchase awards, solo exhibit for best of show. Juror: Marco Hernandez, Wichita, KS. Prospectus on website or write: Americas 2019: Paperworks, Northwest Arts Center, 500 University Ave W, Minot, ND 58707. Entry Fee. Details: 701-858-3264 OR http://bitly.com/2NIkUVr OR [email protected]

November 01, 2018 – JOHN STEINBECK AWARD FOR FICTION

Reed 152 is an open-themed issue. All works should be stand-alone short stories, not chapters of a longer work. Editors read all fiction submissions of up to 5,000 words. One winner will receive $1,000 and publication. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2v2NZiK

November 02, 2018 – 26TH SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL INTL POSTER COMPETITION

This Poster Design Competition is organized by the Media Arts Center San Diego, producer of the San Diego Latino Film Festival. Submit an iconic design that captures the essence of our annual celebration of Latino film, music, and art for a chance to be the face of the festival. Computer graphics, as well as paintings, may be used to compose the design. Poster design must be submitted online. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2LceEzH

November 04, 2018 – NATIONAL OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTERS SOCIETY ONLINE EXHIBITION

The NOAPS 28th Annual Fall International Online Exhibition is open to all artists anywhere in the world 18 years and older. NOAPS membership is not required for this show. All paintings must be original works in oil or acrylic paint and must not have been juried into any previous NOAPS show, including the two Best of America Shows. $2100 in Cash Awards and 20 non-monetary Awards of Recognition. Entry Fee. Details: 226-246-7607 OR http://www.noaps.org/ OR [email protected]

November 05, 2018 – VALDOSTA NATIONAL 2019

The Valdosta National 2019 presents the best in contemporary art nationally in an all-media competition. Hosted by the Valdosta State University Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery in Valdosta, Georgia, 2019 will be our 31st year. Awards: $1,500.00. Exhibition: January 22-February 8, 2019 Entry fee: $35 for 3 artworks.Juror & Judge Michael McFalls, Professor of Art at Columbus State University. Entry Fee. Details: 229-333-5835 OR http://bit.ly/2NRAHOs OR [email protected]

November 05, 2018 – INTERNATIONAL COMPOST AWARENESS WEEK 2019 POSTER CONTEST

The 2019 ICAW theme, “Cool the Climate – Compost!” recognizes the connection between soil health and the climate. Soil plays an important role in our environment. Healthy soil is at the heart of planetary, agricultural and human health. This year’s theme highlights that soil management practices with compost is key to soil health and migrating climate change. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2Lerihy

November 16, 2018 – 2ND INTL. PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST “ECONOMY AND CRAFTS”

The competition is organized by the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey. ‘Economy and Crafts’ is the theme of this year’s competition. Each entrant may submit a maximum of 4 images. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2JPIqtv

November 29, 2018 – ANDREU WORLD CONTEST 2018

The contest is organized by Andreu World company. In order to participate in the contest, each participant must design an item of furniture (seat or table). Please read the product briefing. The following material You must submit: – a model (scale 1:5); – a technical report; – CD or USB with drawings, plans, sketches. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2oo8MKu

November 30, 2018 – 16TH ANNUAL SMITHSONIAN.COM PHOTO CONTEST

What does an award-winning photograph look like? It can range from an captivating portrait of a family member to a moon-drenched landscape to movement captured at just the right time. Our 16th Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions, and we’re looking for the best of the best. There are 6 categories. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2vJcrJO

December 31, 2018 – OPEN CALL FOR PRINT ARTISTS THE HIT EXHIBITION 2019

Norway’s first International Festival of Relief Printing. The HIT-festival will be launched in May 2019. It aims at celebrating tradition and innovation within relief print, woodcut and linocut etc.The HIT-Exhibition will be a juried Exhibition and a Competition. Three works will be announced as prize winners with sums of respectively NOK 100 000,-, 50 000,- and 30 000,-. No Entry Fee. Details: http://www.haugesund-billedgalleri.no/hitfestivalen-2019 OR [email protected]

December 31, 2018 – EZRA JACK KEATS BOOK AWARD

The intent of the Award is to identify and encourage early talent. To be eligible, the author will have no more than three children’s picture books (including nonfiction, chapter, YA) published under any name prior to the one being considered. The award includes a prize of $1,000 for each winner in each category. Entries from publishers, based on the Award criteria, are welcomed throughout the year. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2x8YWCQ

 

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February 2018 Art Deadlines List

March 01, 2018 – ACRYLICWORKS
Creative energy is the driving force of what it means to be an artist, and how an artist chooses to use that energy is what sets one apart from the others. Some may choose energetic brush strokes creating movement that seems to dance across the canvas. Others may select colors that represent a feeling behind their emotional energy for a particular work. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2jynURZ
February 28, 2018 – 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
February 28, 2018 – SLOWART | LINMER GALLERY | ART BIOLOGIC
ART BIOLOGIC is a thematic exhibition based on art inspired by the biological and natural world. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, May 10 – June 2, 2018. Entry is open for entry to all artists working in any media with biologic and nature based subject matter. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2i3PjOF
February 26, 2018 – CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL ALL WOMEN ART COMPETITION
Contemporary Art Gallery Online 4th Annual International 2018 “ALL Women” Art Competition. Competition opens January 29, 2018 and closes February 25, 2018. We encourage entries from all Women 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition will be held. Awards will be given. Winners will be announced on March 13th, 2018. Entry Fee/USD Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 OR http://tinyurl.com/2018-all-women OR [email protected]
February 28, 2018 – FAX FOR PEACE, FAX FOR TOLERANCE
Fax for peace, fax for tolerance is an international competition open to students of all grades and types of schools and to professional artists from all over the world. They are required to submit one or more works developing the themes of peace, tolerance, fight against any form of racism and of defense of human rights. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2Bh8CZV
February 28, 2018 – BLACK CAUCUS ALA AWARDS
The Black Caucus of ALA (BCALA) honors the best self-published ebooks by an African American author in the U.S. in the following genres: Fiction and Poetry. 2 $500 awards; Formal recognition at the Black Caucus of ALA Literary Awards; BCALA Literary Award Seal to use in marketing. Entries must have been written by an African American author born in the U.S. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2Bw0CI2
February 28, 2018 – EVERYTHING CHANGE CLIMATE FICTION CONTEST
Submit one piece of fiction up to 5,000 words using the impact of climate change. The winning story will receive a $1000 prize, and nine finalists will receive $50 prizes. Selected work will be published in an anthology by the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative at Arizona State University. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2yHFGw7
February 28, 2018 – THE GATEWAY INTERNATIONAL PAINTING COMPETITION ONLINE
Online painting competition awards $1,000.00 CASH to MONTHLY BEST IN SHOW. Different professional artist judges critique 12 monthly finalists. Artists world wide over 18 eligible. Paintings created with traditional media. One-time membership registration fee $25; each entry additional $10. Competition mission to support and help fund artists in countries lacking art supplies and art education. Entry Fee. Details: 928-282-4326 OR http://www.paintingcontest.org OR [email protected]
February 28, 2018 – STUDIO MONTCLAIR VIEWPOINTS 2018
New location in the heart of Montclair’s Arts District and longer exhibition from June 1 to August 16, 2018. All mediums accepted including videos and installations. Juror: Gary Garrido Schneider, Executive Director, Grounds for Sculpture, artist and educator. CASH AWARDS. Online entry. Entry Fee. Details:862-500-1447 OR http://StudioMontclair.org/call-for-entries-viewpoints-2018 OR [email protected]
February 28, 2018 – ALEX ROSE FOUNDATION
The Alexa Rose Foundation furthers the creative work of individual artists through grants and fellowships, strengthening the cultural environment of the Boise valley and benefiting the community at large. All visual, performing, and literary arts are supported. Applicants may request up to $5,000, and must reside in Ada or Canyon County in Idaho. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2nFb2gJ
March 01, 2018 – RAL 45TH ANNUAL FINE ART AND FINE CRAFT OUTDOOR SHOW
Over 125 artists and artisans from around the country display and sell their fine art and fine crafts in this premier mid-Atlantic exhibition that takes place amidst the Rehoboth Art League’s 3.5-acre historic wooded campus in Henlopen Acres. Entry Fee. Details: 302-227-8408 OR http://45th-outdoor-show.artcall.org
March 01, 2018 – CALL FOR ARTISTS | SOLO EXHIBITION IN NYC
Dacia Gallery invites artists to submit artwork for an opportunity to have a Two-Week Solo Exhibition in April 2018, at Dacia Gallery. The selected artist for the Solo Exhibition will receive a $1,000 Cash Award. All visual artists may apply. We are looking for new talented artists to exhibit and represent. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2ByizCn
March 01, 2018 – NJEAA “ART OF THE HORSE”
Stockton, NJ. Show dates: May 20 – June 17. Equine themes in: oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, graphite and mixed media, sculpture and photography. Crafts not eligible. Open to artists 18 and over. Must be original work. Up to 3 entries for $30 Entry Fee. Details: (908) 284-9751 OR http://bit.ly/2A9d5lH OR [email protected]
March 01, 2018 – FRITZ PöLKING AND FRITZ PöLKING JUNIOR PRIZE 2018
The Fritz Pölking Prize and the Fritz Pölking Junior Prize (open to photographers up to the age of 23) is organized by the Society of German Nature Photographers. This is an annual wildlife photography competition. You may submit a minimum of 8 images and a maximum of 12 images. This may be either a unique wildlife photography project or a portfolio of individual photographs. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2BgACgc
March 01, 2018 – $3,000 2018 CDS DOCUMENTARY ESSAY PRIZE IN PHOTOGRAPHY
The $3,000 prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University honors the best documentary writing and photography in alternating years. The focus is on current or recently completed work (within the last two years). This year’s prize is for photography. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2n5Xuuu OR [email protected]
March 01, 2018 – ONCE CONCURSO FOTOGRáFICO / ONCE PHOTO CONTEST
The aim of this contest is to show the reality of people with some kind of disability. The photographer should show everyday situations, which are not so different from the rest of the people, and capture the lights and shadows of the people with disabilities, regardless of the part of the world they live in. Each photographer is intended to express his/her own point of view about disability. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2xuscAR
March 01, 2018 – WOMEN’S NATIONAL BOOK ASSOCIATION WRITING CONTEST
Categories poetry, fiction, nonfiction and YA fiction. Pays $250 for winner in each category as well as publication in The Bookwoman. Limit 3,000 words for fiction and YA fiction,. Limit 2,500 words for nonfiction. Limit three to five pages of poetry. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2i9Yr5G
March 02, 2018 – BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY, ARLETTE KAYAFAS, JUROR, SSAC.ORG
No straight reproductions or giclee’s. EXHIBITION DATES: April 12 to May 21, 2018. PRIZES: First Prize $500, Second Prize $300, Third Prize $200, Honorable Mention. Entry Fee. Visit website for details. Entry Fee. Details: 781-383-2787 OR http://www.ssac.org/competitions.asp
March 02, 2018 – CALL FOR ARTISTS:$1500/EA FOR 8 ARTISTS CREATING WALL MURALS
Seeking 8 artists to create large format wall murals in downtown Napa. A $1500 stipend will be given to selected artists. Art unveiled at the official Napa City public event for Napa Valley’s Arts in April on April 21. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2Cekuk0
March 05, 2018 – CAMERA USA® 2018
A national competition created to inspire and encourage photographers of all skill levels. Brick and mortar exhibition from Jun 4 – Aug 3. $5,500 in cash awards. Open to photographers in the USA. One photographer will be honored with the 2018 Camera USA® National Photography Award of $5,000 and receive travel and hotel accommodations to receive the award in person in Naples, Florida on June 1st. Entry Fee. Details: 239-262-6517 OR http://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4568 OR [email protected]
March 07, 2018 – NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS CREATIVE WRITING FELLOWSHIPS
Fellowships in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Non-matching grants are for $25,000. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2kfe7Co
March 10, 2018 – INTERNATIONAL ART COMPETITION “NATURE”
Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 1st “Nature” Online Art Competition for the month of March 2018. The Nature theme may include everything that is nature related, (landscapes, seascapes, skies, world of flora and fauna, etc). Fee is $15. Entry Fee. Details:http://www.artroomgalleryonline.com OR [email protected]
March 10, 2018 – CALL FOR DIGITAL ART: IN THE GROOVE, EXHIBITION OF COVER ART
Celebrate creative relationship between music & art. May 12-October 28, 2018. Work must be for sale. Jurors: Sal Cataldi, NYC musician; Wendi Gueorguiev, BWAC Performance Series Coordinator. DIGITAL ART only; we print & hang. $15/one image, $5/each, up to two addt’l. *READ ENTIRE PROSPECTUS CAREFULLY; specific formatting & submission instructions. Entries not print-ready NOT accepted.* Entry Fee. Details: 718-596-2506 OR http://bit.ly/2EgQSQG OR [email protected]
March 12, 2018 – 33RD CHELSEA INTERNATIONAL FINE ART COMPETITION
Break out and elevate your artist career! Gain exposure on the international stage! Once again, it’s time for the prestigious Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. The selected artists of this prominent contest will be awarded prizes designed to boost their careers and significantly increase their audience. Enter February 6- March 12, 2018. Entry Fee. Details: http://www.agora-gallery.com/competition OR [email protected]
March 15, 2018 – LIGHTHOUSE WRITERS LITFEST FELLOWSHIPS | DENVER, COLORADO
The Lit Fest Fellowship for Emerging Writers covers the full cost of tuition for a Master Workshop. Lighthouse will be awarding four fellowships for Lit Fest 2018 to advanced writers of fiction (1), poetry (1), dramatic writing (1), and creative nonfiction (1) who haven’t yet published a book-length work and who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford a weeklong or weekend Master Workshop. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2nnGCPZ
March 16, 2018 – PHOTOGRAPHIC CALL “THE PHOTOGRAPHIC PERFORMANCE 2018”
Photographers are invited to submit work for the exhibitions “The Photographic Performance 2018”. We are looking for compelling solo or cooperative exhibitions to fill our interior salon space. Three exhibition proposals will be selected as well as selecting seven proposals to be featured on the gallery blog. Jurors will be Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully, gallery directors. Entry Fee. Details: 512-422-4080 OR http://asmithgallery.com/salon-call-for-entry OR [email protected]
March 18, 2018 – OPEN CALL FOR RHODE ISLAND AREA PORTUGUESE ARTISTS
The Bristol Art Museum is issuing a call to RI and Southeast New England artists for “Arte Corajosa, Celebrating Azorean Creativity: Courageous Art”. Deadline Sunday, March 18th, 2018 The juror is Nancy Whipple Grinnell, Curator Emerita at the Newport Art Museum. All mediums except video and installation will be considered. Application Fee. Details: (401) 253-4400 OR http://www.bristolartmuseum.org/a-call-to-artists.html
March 25, 2018 – ELIZA SO FELLOWSHIP
This month-long residency in Las Vegas will offer award recipients time and solitude to help them finish a book that is already in progress. The 2018 fellowships will include room and board at The Writer’s Block, along with a $500 food stipend and $400 toward travel. You must have a novel, collection of stories, memoir, or other prose work (fiction, nonfiction or hybrid) in progress. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2r6gnSt
March 26, 2018 – CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR OF A FEATHER: BIRDS IN ART
Join us as we explore the wonderful, wild world of birds! The jury seeks artwork that captures the vibrant spirit of aviary life, portraying beauty, diversity and detail of the birds that fill our skies. All media welcome; small to large-scale works sought; indoor and outdoor works; cash awards. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, MD. Entry Fee. Details: 410-326-4640 OR http://annmariegarden.wufoo.com/forms/artist-application-of-a-feather-birds-in-art OR [email protected]
March 31, 2018 – CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR 25TH ANNUAL ARTSFEST FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
NEW in 2018! We have a new booth fee structure; no commission fees! Join us for our 25th Anniversary! Artsfest is an annual juried arts festival held at beautiful Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, in Solomons, Maryland. Artsfest brings together 170 of the country’s most accomplished artists for a weekend of terrific shopping, great music, and delicious food and drink. Application Fee. Details: 410-326-4640 OR http://www.annmariegarden.org/annmarie2/node/222 OR [email protected]
April 14, 2018 – CERES 13TH NATIONAL BIENIAL JURIED EXHIBITION
Juror: Sara Softness Assistant Curator at the Brooklyn Museum. Open to artists of any gender working in any media, residing in the U.S. Recent work only. Ceres, Chelsea NY, founded in 1984, is a non-profit alternative center dedicated to the promotion of contemporary artists. Entry Fee. Details: 212-947-6100 OR http://www.entrythingy.com/d=ceresgallery.org OR [email protected]
April 15, 2018 – CHAUTAUQUA ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY ART
This exhibition is one of the oldest continuously running juried shows in the country. For the 61st year, approximately 25 works from contemporary painters, sculptors, photographers and ceramicists will be selected by guest juror Sharon Louden, who is an artist, educator, advocate for artists, and the “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life” series editor. $2,500 in awards. Application Fee. Details: 716-357-6217 OR http://bitly.com/2EECmW0
May 15, 2018 – PENNSYLVANIA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY CALL FOR ENTRIES
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 39th International Juried Exhibition, September 15 – October 20, 2018, at the Crary Art Gallery, Warren, PA. Over $14,000 in cash and merchandise awards. Limit 2 entries; only one may be accepted. Entry fees Members 1/2 ($25); Non-Members 1/2 ($40). All work must be original, less than 3 years old, and never shown in any other juried show or PWS member show. Entry Fee. Details: http://www.pawcs.com OR [email protected]
May 15, 2018 – MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESIDENCY PROGRAM IN SOUTHEAST SPAIN
LA POSTIZA Creative Centre is situated in a rural historic town surrounded by lemon trees. Only 10 mins driving to the city centre. A typical local house in a historical moorish location: La Cueva, a fertile area/farm. Only 20/30 mins riding to the centre, with local cultural activities and several residency programs. You will find all the information in our website. Thank you. Entry Fee. http://lapostiza.com/residency-program OR [email protected]

Apply for Ford Family Fellowship-Ucross Foundation Residency Program – 2018 Spring and Fall Sessions

OAC News- grantees for visual artists, performing artists and poets

 

March 2017
Moments after Megan Kim (second from right) was named Oregon's 2017 Poetry Out Loud champion, she poses with Arts Commission Executive Director Brian Rogers (far left), runner up Philip Chan (second from left) and Arts Commission Chair Libby Unthank Tower (far right)
Moments after Megan Kim (second from right) was named Oregon’s 2017 Poetry Out Loud champion, she poses with Arts Commission Executive Director Brian Rogers (far left), runner up Philip Chan (second from left) and Arts Commission Chair Libby Unthank Tower (far right)

Ashland student named Oregon’s Poetry Out Loud champion

Megan Kim, an 18-year-old senior at Medford’s Cascade Christian High School, will represent Oregon at the April 24-26, 2017 Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, D.C. She was one of nine regional finalists who competed in the March 11 state Poetry Out Loud contest at Salem Public Library. The runner up was Philip Chan of West Linn High School.

Megan, who lives in Ashland, reads poetry for fun and serves as editor of the school’s literary magazine. Her plans are to attend college (she’s considering several) and to major in English.

“Falling in love with poetry completely changed how I process the world,” says Megan.

“Through the lens of rich language, I get to explore emotion, to ask questions and seek truth, and to connect with other humans in a way that is entirely set apart from any other experience. I really think the truest me is the me that is writing or speaking poetry,” she adds.

TMegan Kim
Enjoy an excerpt of Megan’s performance of Carmen Gimenez Smith’s “Bleeding Heart” and the moment she was named our state champion.
Here is a profile of Megan  from The Ashland Tidings.

Wendy Red Star exhibits in Governor’s Office 

Wendy Red Star, Apsáalooke Roses, 2016, Four-color lithograph with chine-collé archival pigment ink photographs, 18 x 26 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Portland artist Wendy Red Star will exhibit “Works” in the Governor’s Office of the Capitol Building in Salem through May 11.

Red Star works across disciplines to explore the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society.

Raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, her work is informed both by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts and performance.

Red Star has exhibited at venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fondation Cartier pour l’ Art Contemporain, Portland Art Museum, St. Louis Art Museum and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, among others.
Read the full releaseHear a profile of Red Star on OPB’s “State of Wonder.”

 

Grant alert!

FY2017 Arts Build Communities awards announced

Thirty-six Oregon organizations recently received Arts Build Communities grants from the Oregon Arts Commission. The grants, totaling $210,400, are designed to address and alleviate community needs by engaging in the arts. hh
Among the projects are new public art to revamp the streetscape of Vale while celebrating and reinforcing community collaboration; Slam Across Oregon, bringing together Oregon’s young slam poets from diverse rural, urban and suburban backgrounds for a Slamboo competition in Portland; and a public performance and exhibit designed to facilitate a community discussion about homelessness and home insecurity in the Columbia Gorge.
Lane Arts Council‘s Fiesta Cultural, supported by a 2017 Arts Build Communities grant.
Now in its 21st year, the Arts Build Communities program targets broad geographic impact and arts access for underserved audiences. More than half of the 2017 awards go to communities outside of the Portland Metro region.

43 artists receive Career Opportunity Grants

Wynde Dyer’s tarp quilt tents for Camp Here Tonight at Littman Gallery at Portland State University. 
In the first two of three rounds of FY2017 Career Opportunity Grants, the Oregon Arts Commission, The Ford Family Foundation and The Oregon Community Foundation have collectively awarded $111,146 to 43 artists for career development projects.

The awards include $52,496 from the Oregon Arts Commission; $40,300 in supplemental funding for seven artists through a partnership with The Ford Family Foundation; and $18,350 from The Oregon Community Foundation. Individual grants range from $535 to $7,500.

See the full list of artists and projects.
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2017 Fellowship awards announced 

Agnieszka Laska receives Joan Shipely Award

Agnieszka Laska

Agnieszka Laska, a Portland-based dancer/choreographer and the founder of Agnieszka Laska Dancers, is the 2017 recipient of the Oregon Arts Commission’s honorary Joan Shipley Award. The Joan Shipley Award is named for Oregon arts leader Joan Shipley, who passed away in 2011.

Laska leads a group of seven Oregon artists selected for the Arts Commission’s 2017 Individual Artist Fellowships.

The 2017 fellowships support artists working in the performing arts; visual artists are reviewed in alternating years.

The Arts Commission’s fellowship program is available to more than 20,000 artists who call Oregon home. Fellows are recommended by a review panel of Oregon arts professionals who consider artists of outstanding talent, demonstrated ability and commitment to the creation of new work(s). The Arts Commission reviews and acts on the panel’s recommendations.
The following performing artists were awarded 2017 fellowships: Agnieszka Laska (Joan Shipely Award), Portland; Oluyinka Akinjiola, Portland; Leah Anderson, Ashland; Douglas Detrick, Portland; Ashleigh Flynn, Portland; Eliot Grasso, Springfield; and Lydia Van Dreel, Eugene.
 Bios and photos for all 2017 Fellowship recipients.
Avantika Bawa exhibits at LAVC Art Gallery

This month marks Arts Commissioner Avantika Bawa’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles.

In “Parallel Faults,” up through April 6 at the Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery, large painterly gestures sweep across the gallery.

Topographical maps of the surrounding San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Fault line inform the scale, colors and patterns of the swaths.

Stretches of silence are interrupted with multi-channel field recordings of tremors and earthquake sounds procured from geophysicists. The diagonal thrust of the visuals and the spatial distribution of sound synthesize to create a feeling of movement, raw power and unease.

An installation view of “Parallel Faults,” an exhibition by Arts Commissioner Avantika Bawa at the LAVC Art Gallery.
Upcoming application deadlines

 

Arts Learning Grants: June 1

Arts Alliance Update, Oregon Cultural Trust Town Hall Meeting

Arts Alliance of southern Oregon logoGreetings! We will be announcing the next Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon public meeting soon. It will be held in late November or early December in Grants Pass.
Until then, you are encouraged to attend a town meeting in Medford hosted by the Rogue Gallery & Art Center and presented by the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust: Monday, 11/3 from 1-4pm.
Thank you for supporting arts & culture in our community!
Come one, come all! 

Brian Rogers and the staff of the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust will hold 14 statewide town meetings between now and Dec. 12 to hear from Oregonians about arts and culture issues. The information gathered will develop independent plans to guide each organization over the next five years.

“Hearing from our stakeholders, which include every Oregonian, is a vitally important part of the planning process,” said Rogers. “The themes that emerge from these meetings will form the framework of our plans.” 

Each of the three-hour meetings, which kick off in The Dalles Oct. 20 and conclude in Eugene Dec. 12, will be hosted by a local arts and culture partner. Registration is encouraged but not required. The meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information to register: http://bit.ly/1yAtiIg
Town Meeting-Medford 

Monday, November 03, 2014 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Rogue Gallery
40 S Bartlett St
Medford, Oregon 97501
United States
 
Map and Directions
The Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust are pleased to announce a series of 14 town meetings across Oregon to gather information about local, regional and statewide issues in arts and culture. We encourage you to attend, participate, share and learn in this important process.  The Commission and Trust will use the information we gather to develop independent plans that will guide each organization over the next five years.
We also would like you to help spread the word and invite your board members, people you serve and community leaders to these town meetings.
Registration is not required, but encouraged to help us in our logistics.  Each town meeting will be hosted by a local partner who are helping make these important meetings possible.
We also invite you to submit written testimony, especially if you are unable to attend a town meeting.
You may email testimony to [email protected] or mail to:


OAC / OCT Planning Process
775 Summer Street NE Suite 200
Salem OR 97301

2013 Guide to the National Endowment for the Arts

2013 Guide to the National Endowment for the Arts

Cover of the 2013 NEA Guide The 2013 Guide provides details on the programs and activities that the NEA supports, as well as funding deadlines for our various grants. Included is information on Grants for Arts Projects, Our Town, Literature Fellowships, Lifetime Honors, and Partnerships (including NEA initiatives). January 2013. 24 pp.Order hard copy | Download PDF

For an overview of the NEA’s funding opportunities, please see the NEA Grants Workshop presentation.