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Chelsea International Call to Artists

 

Chelsea International Call to Artists

The 35th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition (CIFAC) is an exciting opportunity for visual artists from all over the world and at any stage in their career to submit their work and win the chance to exhibit in New York City. Selected artists will also receive valuable promotional benefits and cash prizes. All awards aim to provide the winners with valuable exposure and help accelerate their art careers and encourage future productivity.

For complete details on the competition’s awards, please click here.

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Carolina Carilo
Competitions Coordinator

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530 West 25th Street | 555 West 25th Street
New York, NY, 10001
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Visit our other competitions:

The Latin American Fine Art Competition
The Asian Contemporary Fine Art Competition

New York Art Competitions, 555 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001 United States, United States

2020 Angels Show CALL TO ARTISTS!

2020 Angels Show Call to Artists. Image of abstract angel painting by Katherine Bird from the 2019 Angels show

Many thanks to artist Katherine Bird of Grants Pass for permission to use this image of her painting from the 2019 Angels show.

2020 Angels Show CALL TO ARTISTS!

It’s that time again! Time to find your angel art or create something new and submit it in response to the Southern Oregon Artists Resource 8th annual 2020 Angels Show call to artists. Here’s the application form with rules and procedures that you can download and complete, then submit with your angel art at the gallery. Please include  titles, dimensions and medium for each piece.

We don’t ask for traditional representations of angels, though they are welcome. What we’re looking for is unique artistic interpretations of angels. We have seen some amazing interpretations over the years and look forward to seeing yours!

We are grateful that once again Art Presence Art Center will host the Angels Show, but this year we’re changing things up a little. First, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we do not plan to have a reception. However, the gallery will produce a virtual tour video that we will post widely across our websites and social networks. Second, to keep the works on display to the level that the gallery’s patrons have come to expect, the show is now juried. And third, due to space limitations at the gallery and our mutual desire to display every artist’s art without crowding, each artist will have a maximum of two pieces accepted. There is also a size limit of 48″ in any direction. Sorry, but we have to say this: All angels must be your own original artwork. No giclees, please! As always, all angels must remain on display until the show ends.

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

  1. Visit this link to download the form, 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 23, 24 or 25. Be sure to wear your mask and be prepared to observe social distancing measures while in the gallery. Hand sanitizer is available at the front desk.
  4. Jurying takes place the week following Thanksgiving. Artists are then notified of the status of their work’s acceptance.
  5. Pick up artwork that is not accepted at the gallery on December 4, 5 or 6.
  6. We hang the angels on the back wall of the gallery on December 2.
  7. The show opens Friday, December 4 and continues through Sunday, December 27.
  8. Pick up unsold angels on Monday, December 28.

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.

**IMPORTANT! Please note that the gallery is observing mandatory masking and social distancing guidelines. When you come to the gallery to drop off and pick up artwork, you must wear a mask and observe physical distancing of at least 6 feet. Artists manning the gallery are keeping everything clean and safe, and hand sanitizer is available at the front counter.

We are so excited to see the angels that this year’s artists submit! In light of the difficulties this year has presented for all of us, angels are just the thing to wrap up the year. We hope you find comfort and inspiration in creating your angels for this year’s show. Let’s make this the best angels show yet! Thank you so much for answering the 2020 Angels Show Call to Artists!

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Call to Action: Proposed Funding Cuts for Oregon Arts & Culture

We are reaching out today to urgently ask you to advocate for Oregon’s cultural sector.

Next week on Monday, August 10th a special session has been called to rebalance the state’s budget due to the impacts of COVID-19. The session will include proposed General Fund cuts to the arts of over $300,000, and specific cuts to the Cultural Resource Economic Fund (CREF)/lottery funded capital projects over $300,000. These projects include several significant historic and present-day community treasures that have relied on state commitments and that enrich our state for the future.

We need our advocates and members to urge Oregon’s legislature to reject these proposed cuts before Monday, August 10th. Please TAKE ACTION today by emailing the Oregon legislature. The form on our website will send your message to the legislators within your district based on your address. 

Oregon’s arts, culture, heritage and humanities are critical to our recovery as people. We will need a strong and growing cultural sector that is understood as one of Oregon’s most important economic drivers of tourism and commerce.

Thank you for your attention and advocacy.

Dr. Nancy Golden
President, Board of Directors
Cultural Advocacy Coalition

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CTA – Us: What divides us and what unites us?

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Founded in 1976, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC is seeking entries for an international online juried show “Us: What divides us and what unites us?” scheduled to exhibit online September 11 – October 30, 2020.

Jurors:
– Kimberli Gant, PhD, McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
– Kristen Hileman, Independent Curator & Curator-in-Residence, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE
– Frauke V. Josenhans, PhD, Associate Curator, Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, TX
– Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
– Karen E. Milbourne, PhD, Senior Curator, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian, Washington, DC
– Gabriel Ritter, PhD, Curator and Head of Contemporary Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

AWARDS
ENTRY FEE $20
APPLY at www.touchstonegallery.com
DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Monday, August 17, 2020

Touchstone Gallery
901 New York Ave NW
Washington DC 20001
202-347-2787
Wed – Fri 11-6, Sat – Sun 12-5

Calls to Artists July 2020

Calls to Artists July 2020

July 12, 2020 – INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ONLINE ART COMPETITION, ALL BOTANICAL

ALL Botanical Art Theme competition opens June 15, 2020 and closes July 12, 2020. 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 July 15 through August 12, 2020. Awards will be given along with competition collateral. Winners will be announced on July 27, 2020. Entry Fee/USD Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 OR http://tinyurl.com/2020-botanical

July 12, 2020 – FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD CALL FOR ENTRY

Las Laguna Gallery is now accepting submissions of artwork by artists who create artworks depicting food. This exhibition opportunity is open to all local, national and international artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art. Works can be still art, drawings, paintings or photography of any kind of food or beverage. Details: 949-505-0950 OR http://www.laslagunagallery.com/food OR [email protected]

July 15, 2020 – BIOPHILIA POSTER COMPETITION

Your poster design should explore the relationship of nature and the living, built-world through graphic design and celebrate the impact of Biophilia. Biophilia is an idea that humans have an innate connection to nature. This connection helps our physical and mental wellbeing. Learn more about Biophilia. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2xYG6QA

July 18, 2020 – 2020 VOICES OF LINCOLN POETRY CONTEST

Contest categories include: “What Do I See When I Look In The Mirror?” “I See You In My Dreams” “You Should Have Seen What I Saw Today” “I See A World With Many Opportunities” “See If I Can Make You Laugh.” Poets select three. Everyone can enter. Young Poets, 18-years of age or under, will compete in a special “Young Poets” category. No Entry Fee. Details: http://slolowe44.blogspot.com/2020/03/blog-post_35.html OR [email protected]

July 24, 2020 – ROYAL SOCIETY OF BIOLOGY PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2020

Your photograph could illustrate the changes which occur within nature. You might wish to depict how habitats develop during ecological succession, how wildlife adapts, or the impacts humans have on nature. We also welcome entries that explore this theme at the cellular, genetic and molecular level, exploring how life can change at a variety of different scales. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2vBjIv7

July 28, 2020 – THE CHELSEA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

The Chelsea International Photography Competition provides the winning participants an opportunity to exhibit at one of our New York spaces, located in the heart of the Chelsea art district. The sprawling and elegant street-level space attracts hundreds of visitors with its striking exterior. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/31IUs1t

July 30, 2020 – 2020 AMERICAN ART AWARDS JURIED BY TOP 25 GALLERIES

AMERICA’S TOP 25 GALLERIES & MUSEUMS vote on your online art images (all countries). $ 7,000.00 IN PRIZES. 300+ WINNERS in 50 categories. 100 NEWS ARTICLES and 51 YOUTUBE VIDEOS will name winners as BEST IN WORLD. Site has entry discount special, voting galleries, previous winning art, press articles and videos on last year’s winners… Entry Fee. Details: http://www.americanartawards.com/ OR [email protected]

July 31, 2020 – HUAWEI NEXT IMAGE AWARDS 2020

The competition is organised by Huawei Device Co., Ltd. All submissions to the NEXT-IMAGE Awards must be created with HUAWEI/HONOR phones. There are no restrictions on when you took the photos/videos or which model of HUAWEI/HONOR phone you used. Six categories. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2AMXn19

July 31, 2020 – FOYLE YOUNG POETS OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is an opportunity for any young poet aged 11-17 to accelerate their writing career. It is the largest competition of its kind and its importance is widely attested. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/3acV6Zm

July 31, 2020 – SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | GLOBAL MELTDOWN

This call is for a thematic exhibition of artwork related to the the Global Meltdown environmental, economic and health crisis that has been compounded by the Covid19 pandemic. The exhibition will be held online on the Limner Gallery web site, October 1 – 30, 2020, and will also be viewable on the site thereafter until June of 2021. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2S624HQ

July 31, 2020 – 2020 SHINHAN POSTCARD ART CONTEST

Deadline Extended: This postcard design competition is organised by South Korea’s Company ShinHan Art Materials. This year’s theme is ‘Stories I want to share’. You may submit only one postcard. Fine art paint should be used as the main medium and other media can only be used partially. Postcard size: 14.7 cm x 10 cm / 5.78 in x 3.93 in. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2XpH0NG

August 03, 2020 – BLACKINK WRITING COMPETITION

Serendipity and Writing East Midlands are looking for creative writers from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora based in the UK to submit short stories for BlackInk: New Writing Competition. The initiative seeks to showcase new short fiction, and applicants are invited to submit stories of up to 3,000 in any genre for consideration. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/3fEsniq

August 12, 2020 – 35TH CHELSEA INTERNATIONAL FINE ART COMPETITION

The Competition is an ideal way to exhibit your talent to a wider international audience. With a distinguished panel of jurors and more than $70,000 in valuable prizes, it is open to visual artists from around the world at any stage of their careers. Painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media, and print are the accepted mediums. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2vJzTqF

August 18, 2020 – XXIII A LA ORILLA DEL VIENTO | PICTURE BOOK COMPETITION

The competition is organised by Fondo de Cultura Económica. To promote creative literature and art for children and young adults, Fondo de Cultura Económica invites authors and illustrators from around the world to submit entries for its XXIII A la Orilla del Viento Picture Book Competition. Writers and illustrators may submit entries, provided that their work is in Spanish language. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2XV37yI

August 21, 2020 – POLITICALLY CHARGED ART SHOW

This show will be exhibited in the midst of the 2020 presidential elections, a time when it will more important than ever to make space for productive discussion about the future of our country. So although it’s normally a taboo, we’re inviting you to talk politics. Voice your comments, questions, concerns, or support through your work in any medium. We welcome any and all political opinions. Application Fee. Details: (916) 783-4117 OR http://www.bluelinearts.org/politically-charged-2020 OR [email protected]

August 25, 2020 – $550.00 INNOVATE GRANTS — CALL FOR ARTISTS + PHOTOGRAPHERS

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Summer 2020 Cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more information, see past recipients, and apply, visit our website. Entry Fee. Details: http://innovateartistgrants.org

August 31, 2020 – PHOTOGRAPHY 4 HUMANITY 2020

Photography 4 Humanity is an international initiative that calls on photographers around the world to bring to life the power of human rights through their images. Highlighting the most compelling imagery — illustrating courage, despair, hope, injustice, hate, compassion, human rights failures or victories in ways small and large. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2TlF8G9

August 31, 2020 – AESTHETICA CREATIVE WRITING AWARD

There are two categories: Poetry and Short Fiction. Poetry entries should be no more than 40 lines. Fiction entries should be no more than 2,000 words. There is no theme to the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. You are welcome to submit work on any subject. Both Poetry and Fiction entries should be written in English. You can submit works that have been previously published. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2RAonVQ

October 07, 2020 – EMBRACING OUR DIFFERENCES 2021 EXHIBIT

Artists, professionals, amateurs, students are invited their interpretation of the theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.” Participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art submission to the annual Embracing Our Differences international juried competition. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2Z2TBrQ

October 23, 2020 – AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2020

The competition is organised by the Amateur Photographer magazine, in partnership with Sigma and Photocrowd. The contest is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme: 1. Points of view 2. Monochrome magic 3. Up close and personal 4. Keep on moving 5. City life 6. Natural world 7. Light and shadow 8. About face. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2UhniFb

November 01, 2020 – THE ALLARD PRIZE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

The Allard Prize Photography Competition invites photographers from around the globe to submit images reflecting themes of leadership and courage in combating corruption and promoting human rights. Entries should reflect themes of courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and the rule of law, and of human rights and/or anti-corruption. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2Z7lWgL

November 27, 2020 – 15TH ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE

50% of fee before August 31 – Arte Laguna Prize, the world’s most influential competition for emerging artists and designers, showcases and promotes creative talents. With fourteen years of history the Arte Laguna Prize gives the opportunity to join the huge network of collaborations worldwide, exhibit in the breathtaking location of the Arsenale of Venice, win cash prizes and much more. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2zUHvsU

TOUCH, A Virtual Exhibition at Woman Made Gallery

Woman Made Gallery - Touch virtual exhibition

TOUCH, A Virtual Exhibition

Juror/Curator: Gina Lee Robbins
June 5–30, 2020
Facebook Live Opening: Saturday, June 13 | 2–3 p.m.

CHICAGO ––
Inspired by the current pandemic, this exhibition looks at something that many of us have had to completely do without: TOUCH. Most of the world is under order to shelter in place, practice social distancing, stay 6 feet away from each other. This is particularly punishing given that the tactile is such an integral part of the way we develop human relationships. In fact, our use of the word “touch” in English has long referred to how we stay connected–even from a distance.

In curating the 430 entries, Gina Lee Robbins looked for very specific personal responses to the theme. She began to see touch as its own complex language. Robbins selected works that convey the myriad ways we use touch to communicate with ourselves, others and the world around us, and how we respond emotionally to its presence or absence. Among these are representations of comfort, healing, tenderness, love, control, pain, fear, grief and loss.

In her photograph “Panic” Maha Alasaker from Kuwait expresses her anxiety: ” My heart is racing. I can’t catch my breath. I’m going to be sick. I try to focus, but the panic is hard to fight. I can’t think, the manic pace of my thoughts race across the landscape of my consciousness. Numbness creeps over my body as though my soul and body are out of harmony. I know the signs. It’s coming. Having anxiety and being in a defined space, doesn’t help… But we are all in it .. and I keep reminding myself of that.”

Exhibiting Artists: Bhagya Ajaikumar, Ngozi Akande, Maha Alasaker, Valerie Alsbrook, Angela Amias, Liala Amin, Nikki Renee Anderson, Ara-Lucia, Charuka Arora, Lisa Marie Barber, Anoush Bargamian, Jenny Belin, Julie Black, Marit Block, Kelly Boehmer, Shelly Bond, Tara Booth, Dimitra Bouritsa, K. Johnson Bowles, Fran Bull, Alexandra Buxbaum, Rebecca Casement, Kristin Cass, Olivia Chapman, Nicole Chaput, Jenny  Chernansky, Angela Chostner, Nancy Ciesiel, Rae Clatch, Bobbye Cochran, Andrea Cook, Carrie Cooper, Renee Couture, Deborah Crandell, Alicia Dawn Criswell, Yvette Cummings, Melanie Deal, Rachael Marie Demeo, Nicole Denton, Sally Brown Deskins, PJ Desrochers, Kelly Devitt, Hyunhee Doh, Janice Elkins, Deborah Emerson, Ally Emrich, Alison Erazmus, Carol Estes, SP Estes, Sève Favre, Dea Fischer, Lauren Flaaen, Suzanne Forbes, Susan Fraerman, Sarah Freeland, Stacy Frett, Victoria Fuller, Kathleen Marie Garness, Gill Gatfield, Helen Geglio, Bettina Gellinek Turner, Sarah Genematas, Leah Golberstein, Lea Goldman, Donna Goode, Jeanette Green, Anna Brooke Greene, Karen Gubitz, Autumn Guntor, Millie Rose Guy, Jenny Halpern, Rebecca Hamlin Green, Muriel Hansen, Kelly Harrington, Katie Haseeb, Ali Headley, Alison Hixon, Kelsey Ann Horn, Marilyn Hrymak, Ellie Hueneke, Tonia Hughes, Malika Jackson, Sarah Kaiser-Amaral, Heather Ryan Kelley, Venise Keys, Steff Korsage, Barbara Krantz, Dorothy Simpson Krause, Stephanie Krellwitz, Juliane von Kunhardt, Kimi Kuniyoshi, Angela M. LaMonte, Capri Landi, Betty Jane Lau, Kim Laurel, Christine LaValley, Irena Lawruszko, Gwladys Le Roy, Laurie LeBreton, Fiona Lee, Sabrina Lee, Susan Lehman, Susan Lenz, Jennifer Lindemer, Casey Lowry, Elaine Luther, Hannah Jo Malaczynski, Roberta Malkin, Jennifer Mannebach, Claire Marcus, Zana Mariño, Betsy Marsch, Maureen May, Linda McCune, Bethan McFadden, Vatsala Menon, Lynn Merel, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Xanthe Miller, Indrani Nayar-Gall, Judy Nemer Sklar, Kai Nemra, Louise Noakes, Mary Jo Parker O’Hearn, Heather Olker, Greta Olson, Erin ONeill, Luisa Otero Prada, Katherine O’Truk, Hanna M. Owens, Patricia Panopoulos, Tonya Patrick, Theodora Pavlou, Wendy Peer, Lauren Peterson, Laurel Pierce, Diane Ponder, Rebecca Potts, Felicia Grant Preston, Ann Quinn, Cherry Rahn, Angela Rebrec, Milana Reedus, Mia Risberg, Kathleen Roman, Caren Helene Rudman, MahlÕt  S A N S O S A, Red Sagalow, Fran Sampson, Nelly Sanchez, Paula Schiller, Johanna Sarah Schlenk, Heather Sepanik, Carol Shikany, Alma Shoaf, Michele Silvetti-Schmitt, K Smith, Payton Spinosa, Patricia Stewart, Susanne Swanson-Bernard, Laurie Talbot Hall, Sumire Taniai, Cheryl Thomas, Marlene Trauth, Star Trauth, Nina Urlichs, Carol Van Alstine, Gwynneth VanLaven, Carolina Velez Muñiz, Alyssa Vignone, Katie Vota, Natalie Walser, Julie Waltz-Stalker, Melissa Wang, Marybeth Ward, Sofia Wehrle, Jennifer Weigel, Lisa Wicka, Christina Williams, Rachael Zur.

Juror/Curator: Gina Lee Robbins is a visual and teaching artist who creates sculptural objects in clay, fiber and other tactile materials. Largely self-taught, she has been working with ceramics and found materials for over 30 years. Her work has been exhibited in solo, invitational and juried group shows and competitions throughout the United States, and her sculptures are part of private and corporate collections worldwide.  https://www.ginaleerobbins.com

CLICK HERE TO VIEW EXHIBITION ONLINE

Woman Made Gallery
2150 S Canalport #4A-3 | Chicago, IL 60608
312-738-0400 | [email protected] | www.womanmade.org

Please Donate | http://womanmade.org/donate

Banner Image: artwork by (top): Fran Bull, Olivia Chapman, Jenny Chernansky.
(bottom): Carolina Velez Muñiz, Heather Olker, Nelly Sanchez

Woman Made Gallery
2150 S. Canalport #4A-3
Chicago, IL 60608
312-738-0400 | [email protected] | www.womanmade.org

We have postponed events at WMG until further notice. Email questions: [email protected]

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HOME, A Virtual Exhibition
Exhibition Opens: July 3, 2020
Final Entry Due Date: June 11, 2020
Notification: June 18, 2020

Curator/Juror: Jennifer Weigel

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT WORK. 
https://womanmadegallery.submittable.com/submit

(One theme-related artwork from each submission is guaranteed to be included.)

Please note: “Woman Made reserves the right to refuse entries that do not comply with the entry requirements or Woman Made’s mission. In such an event, Woman Made will refund any entry fees for the submitted work.” 

LOSS, A Virtual Exhibition
Exhibition Opens: August 1, 2020
Entry Due Date: July 3, 2020
Notification: July 17, 2020

Curator/Juror: Felicia Grant Preston

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT WORK. 
https://womanmadegallery.submittable.com/submit

(One theme-related artwork from each submission is guaranteed to be included.)

Please note: “Woman Made reserves the right to refuse entries that do not comply with the entry requirements or Woman Made’s mission. In such an event, Woman Made will refund any entry fees for the submitted work.” 

Calls to Artists May – August 2020 Deadlines

Calls to Artists May – August 2020 Deadlines

May 31, 2020 – CORONA: SELF PORTRAITS IN SELF ISOLATION

The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. No Entry Fee. Details: http://www.coronaportrait.com/

May 31, 2020 – 2020 SHINHAN POSTCARD ART CONTEST

This postcard design competition is organised by South Korea’s Company ShinHan Art Materials. This year’s theme is ‘Stories I want to share’. You may submit only one postcard. Fine art paint should be used as the main medium and other media can only be used partially. Postcard size: 14.7 cm x 10 cm / 5.78 in x 3.93 in. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2XpH0NG

May 31, 2020 – THE COMEDY WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2020

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are looking for funny wildlife images. The competition has six categories: • The Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Category • The Spectrum Creatures in the Air Category • The ThinkTank Photo Junior Category • The Amazing Internet Portfolio Category • The Olympus Underwater Category • The Video Clip Category. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/32hjLJ5

May 31, 2020 – THE BIGPICTURE EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER GRANT

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has launched a grant for emerging photographers, aged 18-25, to support the creation of photographic images around the themes of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. We are looking for proposals for multi-media Projects around the theme of conservation, science and sustainability of the natural world. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2VoTNlc

May 31, 2020 – WELL+BEING: A NATIONAL JURIED SMALL WORKS EXHIBIT

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center invites artists to apply for a national juried art exhibition centering on topics of health and wellness. Artwork should broadly explore issues relating to physical and/or mental health — including but not limited to overall health and wellness, healing and recovery, public health, chronic illness, disability, addiction, and of course the impacts of COVID-19. Entry Fee. Details: 360-457-3532 OR http://www.pafac.org/wellbeingcall.html OR [email protected]

June 04, 2020 – YOUR BEST SHOT BY BLANK WALL GALLERY

Everyone has some favorite photos they feel proud of. We would like you to send us 5 of your best shots in order to participate in the new digital contest launched by Blank Wall Gallery. 1,000 Euro for the artist who will gather the most votes. All photographs will be presented on a virtual exhibition through a highly visited international platform. All works will have the chance to be sold No Entry Fee. Details: 694-386-8124 OR http://www.blankwallgallery.com/calls-for-entry OR [email protected]

June 05, 2020 – NEW ENGLAND FILMMAKERS | CALL FOR DOCUMENTARIES

LEF is now seeking online submissions for our 2020 Pre-Production grant cycle. This year, in addition to LEF’s annual $5,000 Pre-production grant opportunity for 40+ minute non-fiction film/video projects by New England-based filmmakers, we will also be offering a new $2,500 Early Development grant opportunity. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2ykkYoA

June 11, 2020 – 10X10X10XTIETON CALL FOR ENTRIES

The 11th annual 10x10x10xTieton call for entry opens March 11 and closes June 14. This international small works exhibition invites artists to submit works 10 inches by 10 inches by 10 inches or smaller, no media restrictions. All accepted works will be featured in the exhibition at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse beginning August 8. Entry Fee. Details: 509-406-9444 OR http://bit.ly/10xT2020 OR 10×[email protected]

June 12, 2020 – CAVE CANEM

Prize is a second-book award for black poets of African descent, offered every other year. This award celebrates and publishes works of lasting cultural value and literary excellence. Winner receives $1,000, publication by Northwestern University Press, 15 copies of the book and a feature reading in New York City. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2ZkJz7W

June 15, 2020 – “BLACK & WHITE” CALL FOR ENTRY ONLINE ART SHOW THEME

“Black and White” Sometimes a monochrome pallet can say more than a full spectrum of color and creates a striking contrast. We would like to see your work that is composed of black, white, and shades in between. PAY IT FORWARD- We will be donating 10% of all entry fees from this show to Heart to Heart International. Sales are conducted solely between the artist and the buyer, commission free. Entry Fee. Details: http://www.colorsofhumanityartgallery.com/Black-White-2020/Black-White-2020-Prospectus-and-Entry/n-4CwtCW OR [email protected]

June 15, 2020 – 2020 INTERNATIONAL ESSAY CONTEST FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

This year’s theme is “A Letter from Myself in 2030”. Imagine what an ideal world ten years from now would be like. Write a letter from yourself in 2030 to your present (2020) self, in which you describe the state of the world, the way people are living, and what you, yourself, are doing in society. In addition, include any important message that you might wish to tell your present self. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2pegchO

June 17, 2020 – CALL FOR ARTIST INSTALLATIONS AT EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY

Call for 2021 Site-Specific Artist Installations at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2021 season of site-specific artist installations. We’re again offering two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2kxApRf OR [email protected]

June 22, 2020 – CONTEMPORARY REALISM JURIED EXHIBITION OF OIL PAINTINGS

Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for a juried Contemporary Realism Exhibition September 12 – October 17 – 2020. Juror: Max Ginsburg. The subject matter is open and can range from portrait, landscapes, still life, etc. Paintings should be representational, ranging from impressionistic in style to highly rendered paintings. Only Oil paintings will be considered in this call for submissions. $45/3 images Awards: $1200 Best in Show, $800 Second Place, $400 Third Place. Entry Fee. Details: 631-862-6575 OR http://www.millspondgallery.org/calls-for-entry#/contemporary-realism OR [email protected]

June 27, 2020 – BGGALLERY | STRIPES 2: SLIVERS

If chosen you will be asked to create (if you don’t have one already) a new ultra skinny work no wider than 4in but as tall as you like that will be grouped with other artists in a a multi panel striped image. Samples of artworks that are not of a single focal subject will give us the best idea of how your work will look as a ‘stripe’. Exhibit will take place spring 2021 Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/3coX4Y3

June 30, 2020 – THE MOTH INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY PRIZE 2020

The competition is organised by The Moth magazine. Entries must be a single short story written in English. There is a word limit of 5,000. Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published online or broadcast. This year’s judge is Mark Haddon. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2Jc9y81

June 30, 2020 – PENNSYLVANIA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY CALL FOR ENTRIES

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 41st International Juried Exhibition, September 26 – November 1, 2020, at the Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA. Over $14,000 in cash and merchandise awards. Limit 2 entries; only one may be accepted. 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 PWS juried show or PWS member show. Entry Fee. Details: 717-235-5310 OR http://www.pawcs.com OR pwsjuriedshow[email protected]

July 01, 2020 – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2021 MARINMOCA IN CALIFORNIA

MarinMOCA invites applications from local, national, and international artists for a one-year studio residency on our campus in Novato, California. This Artist-in-Residence program is designed to encourage the creative, intellectual, and personal growth of emerging and established visual artists. Free studio space provided and $1,000 stipend. NO housing provided. Visit website for full details. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2YVq7hK OR [email protected]

July 06, 2020 – FIIN 2020

There are three contests: Drawing Contest, Photography Contest and Short Film Contest. These contests are an integral part of the Short Films Festival of Biodiversity. • Drawing Contest • Photography Contest • Short Film Contest Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2XVXj8q

July 15, 2020 – BIOPHILIA POSTER COMPETITION

Your poster design should explore the relationship of nature and the living, built-world through graphic design and celebrate the impact of Biophilia. Biophilia is an idea that humans have an innate connection to nature. This connection helps our physical and mental wellbeing. Learn more about Biophilia. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2xYG6QA

July 28, 2020 – THE CHELSEA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

The Chelsea International Photography Competition provides the winning participants an opportunity to exhibit at one of our New York spaces, located in the heart of the Chelsea art district. The sprawling and elegant street-level space attracts hundreds of visitors with its striking exterior. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/31IUs1t

July 30, 2020 – 2020 AMERICAN ART AWARDS JURIED BY TOP 25 GALLERIES

AMERICA’S TOP 25 GALLERIES & MUSEUMS vote on your online art images (all countries). $ 7,000.00 IN PRIZES. 300+ WINNERS in 50 categories. 100 NEWS ARTICLES and 51 YOUTUBE VIDEOS will name winners as BEST IN WORLD. Site has entry discount special, voting galleries, previous winning art, press articles and videos on last year’s winners… Entry Fee. Details: http://www.americanartawards.com/ OR [email protected]

July 31, 2020 – SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | GLOBAL MELTDOWN

This call is for a thematic exhibition of artwork related to the the Global Meltdown environmental, economic and health crisis that has been compounded by the Covid19 pandemic. The exhibition will be held online on the Limner Gallery web site, October 1 – 30, 2020, and will also be viewable on the site thereafter until June of 2021. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2S624HQ

August 12, 2020 – 35TH CHELSEA INTERNATIONAL FINE ART COMPETITION

The Competition is an ideal way to exhibit your talent to a wider international audience. With a distinguished panel of jurors and more than $70,000 in valuable prizes, it is open to visual artists from around the world at any stage of their careers. Painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media, and print are the accepted mediums. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2vJzTqF

August 21, 2020 – POLITICALLY CHARGED ART SHOW

This show will be exhibited in the midst of the 2020 presidential elections, a time when it will more important than ever to make space for productive discussion about the future of our country. So although it’s normally a taboo, we’re inviting you to talk politics. Voice your comments, questions, concerns, or support through your work in any medium. We welcome any and all political opinions. Application Fee. Details: (916) 783-4117 OR http://www.bluelinearts.org/politically-charged-2020 OR [email protected]

August 31, 2020 – PHOTOGRAPHY 4 HUMANITY 2020

Photography 4 Humanity is an international initiative that calls on photographers around the world to bring to life the power of human rights through their images. Highlighting the most compelling imagery — illustrating courage, despair, hope, injustice, hate, compassion, human rights failures or victories in ways small and large. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2TlF8G9

The Hopper Prize Call to Artists for Artist Grant Competition

Dear Artists,The Hopper Prize is offering 5 individual artist grants in the amount of $1,000 USD 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 Spring 2020 grant cycle.

Program Highlights

Total Awards: $5,000.00 USD for visual artists

• 5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards
• 30 artists will have their work archived at hopperprize.org
• 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 Spring 2020 awards are:

Amber Esseiva, Associate Curator
Institute for Contemporary Art VCU

&

Leila Groth, Associate Curator for Contemporary Art
Baltimore Museum of Art

Our jurors will be selecting 5 artists from our open call who will each receive $1,000. The jurors will also select a shortlist of 30 artists who will have their work archived at hopperprize.org.

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

Additionally, when submitting, 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 37K. 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.

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

• 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

May 19, 2020

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 https://hopperprize.org

Call to Artists: The Great Homeless Yard Art First Annual Auction

The Great Homeless Yard Art First Annual Auction

Call to Artists

What

The Great Homeless Yard Art first annual auction is one of the Rogue Valley’s most unique benefit auctions of the year. Local craftsman, artists, tinkerers, makers and whatever you call yourself are asked to make a piece or two of yard art to be donated and auctioned off. Proceeds from the multi-day event will go towards fighting homelessness in our community. Your donation of time, talent and art is a one-of-a-kind resource for our community and is greatly appreciated. The art pieces will be cherished by the auction winners and the proceeds will help in the battle against homelessness. Thank You

Why

Contest Objective: Raising money for homeless programs in our community, helping to establish and display outdoor art, and to bring joy to those who see the pieces.

When

Art pieces are to be finished and photographed by August 25, Delivered to Grants Pass by Sept 10, Auction will be Sept 20. Preview days, Sept 19 and 20 Auction / sales day Sept 20

Where

Auction and preview location is 1144 SW Lee Lane GP

Guidelines

Copyright:

By donating (entering this competition) a piece of art, the artist (donor) gives up all copyrights to their piece. No piece donated shall infringe upon a copyright of another person or entity. By donating a piece, we are granted a non-exclusive perpetual license to reproduce images of the piece for our usage.

Prizes:

  • Best of show
  • 2nd place winner
  • 3rd place winner
  • Artists Choice Best of Show

Judging Criteria:

Extra value will be placed on

  • whimsical nature of piece
  • recycled / reused nature of materials
  • 80 words or less description of piece
  • artist
  • materials used

Artists Thank You:

Please come to the Evening BBQ for the Artists on Sept 19, 2020. You will be voting on the “Artist’s Choice Best of Show.” Please invite family and friends to the viewing.

Delivery:

Pieces need to be delivered on the following days Sept 9 thru 15. Please contact us for exact time.

Entry:

To enter please provide the following information via email at [email protected] or call Doug 541-660-2178:

Name of artist(s), phone #, type or brief description of piece.

Artists cannot use images copyrighted by others!
We’re including some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

 

TOUCH Call for Art from Woman Made Gallery

TOUCH, A Virtual Exhibition
Exhibition Opens: June 5, 2020
Entry Due Date: May 9, 2020
Notification: May 16, 2020Curator/Juror: Gina Lee Robbins

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT WORK. 
https://womanmadegallery.submittable.com/submit

(One artwork from each submission is guaranteed to be included.)

Exhibition Description: Inspired by the current pandemic, this exhibition looks at something that many of us have had to completely do without: TOUCH. Most of the world is under order to shelter in place, practice social distancing, stay 6 feet away from each other. This is particularly punishing given that the tactile is such an integral part of the way we develop human relationships. In fact, our use of the word “touch” in English has long referred to how we stay connected–even from a distance. What does it mean to touch another? How does restricting our ability to touch a friend, a lover or even a stranger affect our well-being? When social restrictions are lifted, will the ways and ease with which we touch one another change?

Open to women-identified and non-binary artists from the local, national, and international community, Woman Made Gallery is inviting artwork in any media that explores the concept of touch. This will be an on-line only exhibition, viewable on Woman Made Gallery’s website and social media channels.

All entries should include a brief theme-related statement (max. 200 words.) There is no restriction in the creation date. Accepted artworks must not have been previously shown at WMG. The application fee for this online exhibition is $20 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image per piece if necessary. Commission to WMG for sold art for this virtual exhibition is 20%. One artwork from each submission is guaranteed to be included.

A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: [email protected] For questions contact: [email protected]

Juror/Curator: Gina Lee Robbins is a visual and teaching artist who creates sculptural objects in clay and found materials. Largely self-taught, she has been working with ceramics for over 30 years. Her work has been exhibited in solo, invitational and juried group shows and competitions throughout the United States. Her sculptures are part of private and corporate collections worldwide. https://www.ginaleerobbins.com/

Banner Image: Dorothy Straughter, Giovanna Aguirre-Peresson and Cynthia Kerby installing their work for the Truth as a Contested Concept exhibition.

Image: Red Hands by Louise Bourgeois

We’re hoping Woman Made can re-open its Gallery in August.
Based on that hope, here are the dates for our next exhibitions:
Process & Material | August 7–29, 2020
Craftivism | September 18– October 10, 2020
23rd International Open | October 30– November 21, 2020
2150 S. Canalport 4th Fl, Chicago, IL 60608
Enter through Parking Lot at North Entrance on 21st Street
312.738.0400 | Email | Website
Gallery Hours: Thur-Fri 12 – 6pm & Sat-Sun 12 – 4pm 

ABOUT WOMAN MADE GALLERY
Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization founded in 1992. Its mission is to support, cultivate, and promote the diverse contributions of women in the arts through exhibitions and other programs that serve, educate, and enrich our community. We rely on membership contributions and individual donations to create the programs that support our mission.

YOUR DONATIONS HELP MAKE WMG’S EXHIBITIONS AND PROGRAMS POSSIBLE!
Woman Made Gallery is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events; The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; The Illinois Arts Council Agency; a major anonymous donor; and the generosity of its members and contributors.