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New Artist Opportunities from CaFE™

New opportunities are listed on  and many application deadlines are approaching. See what new opportunities you can apply to below. You can login to CaFE here or go to www.callforentry.org to apply to one of these opportunities. Follow us on Twitter for the latest CaFE™ calls, news and updates.

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Tubac Center of the Arts – Arizona Aqueous XXVII
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Fee: $35.00 (Application Fee- Tubac Arts)
Entry Deadline: 11/12/12

In its 27th year, this national juried exhibition invites artists working in water-based media on paper to apply.

Explore This! 9
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Fee: $20.00 (Entry Fee – Explore This! 9)
Entry Deadline: 11/15/12

Juried Online Colored Pencil Exhibition to be displayed at www.cpsa.org. This exhibition allows artists to explore beyond the limitations of 100% colored pencil on flat surfaces. Works must be predominantly in colored pencil and may incorporate other media, techniques, and surfaces as well as 3-dimensional shapes. The goal is to encourage the use of colored pencils with other materials and attract the attention of artists who are not primarily colored pencil artists. Starting in 2009, Explore This! is the only venue where CPSA members can earn CPX signature status which requires three acceptances within a 10 year period. The exhibition features a $1,500 Best of Show award and EXPY award along with other cash awards. The winners of the top three awards will be invited to send their pieces for display in the CPSA International Exhibition in 2013. In addition, a full-color issue of the CPSA news magazine, “To The Point,” will showcase the accepted artwork.

Tubac Center of the Arts – Holiday Artisan Market
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Fee: $25.00
Entry Deadline: 11/15/12

A juried showcase for fine hand-crafted collectibles and gifts.

2013 Collectors Choice – Sylvia White Gallery
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Fee: $35.00 (2013 Collectors Choice – Sylvia White Gallery)
Entry Deadline: 11/15/12

For this exhibition, Sylvia White has invited 15 of the gallery’s best collectors to review the artist submissions and select their favorite work. Each collector may select one or more pieces by artists that are not currently represented in their private collection. Selected artists will participate in 2013 Collector’s Choice at Sylvia White Gallery. Collectors names will be kept anonymous until the opening reception. This is an exceptional opportunity to get your work in front of real art collectors.

Spokane Convention Center: Integrated Exterior Art
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Entry Deadline: 11/16/12

Qualifications are requested from artists or artist teams for art work for the Spokane Convention Center Completion Project. This is for qualifications for artists to work outdoors and in a collaborative manner with the the builder, the landscape architect and others. Specific proposals are not being requested this time. Project budgets will be determined as the project progresses. The work will be incorporated into various elements in the build environment including barrier/fence structures, railings, and other parts of the building. This is a project suitable for sculptors and artisans with experience working in metal or durable exterior materials. Artist Eligibility: Artists, architects, or teams of artists residing in the Inland Empire of Washington, Idaho, Eastern Oregon. Outdoor and architectural environments.

Spokane Convention Center: Interior Art
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Entry Deadline: 11/16/12

Qualifications are requested from artists or artist teams for art work for the Spokane Convention Center. This is for qualifications for artists to work indoors. Specific proposals are not being requested this time. Project budgets will be $45,000 per project. This project is particularly suitable for painters, photographers and those who work with relief sculpture or mobiles. While sculpture can be part of the portfolio the majority of the works will be installed on wall surfaces or hung. Artist Eligibility: Artists, architects, or teams of artists residing in the Inland Empire of Washington, Idaho, Eastern Oregon.

4th Annual Drawing Discourse – University of North Carolina Asheville
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Fee: $30.00
Entry Deadline: 11/16/12

As part of an ongoing commitment to promote drawing practices in the visual arts, the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNC Asheville) invites artists to submit entries to a National Juried Exhibition of contemporary drawing. UNC Asheville seeks to examine drawing as it is practiced and defined by today’s artists. Such an exhibition will demonstrate the continued significance of drawing through both conventional and innovative methods. Accepted work will be exhibited in UNC Asheville’s S. Tucker Cooke Gallery from Jan. 18, 2013 through Feb. 5, 2013. Esteemed juror, Susan Hauptman will be present and open the exhibition with a lecture about her practice on January 18, 2013; exhibition opening reception immediately following.

360 XOCHI QUETZAL: A Free Artist Residency in Central Mexico
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Fee: $36.00 (Application Fee – 360 Xochi Quetzal)
Entry Deadline: 11/17/12

360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a new artist residency located in Chapala, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in Mexico. The perfect year-round climate and stunning lake and mountain views have long established the region as an international artist mecca. Visual artists and writers will be inspired by the natural beauty, history and culture of this special part of central Mexico. Chapala is located 25 minutes from an international airport and 45 minutes from Guadalajara, one of the largest cities in Mexico boasting abundant cultural resources: museums, galleries, theatre and artist supplies.

Chautauqua National Juried Exhibition: CROSSROADS
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Fee: $25.00 (Chautauqua National Juried Exhibition: CROSSROADS)
Entry Deadline: 11/19/12

Eastern Kentucky University Chautauqua Lecture Series, and the Department of Art & Design are sponsoring a juried exhibition on the theme of Crossroads. Any two- or three-dimensional work incorporating an interpretation of this content is eligible.

Public Art Archive™
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Entry Deadline: 12/1/12

This is a call for the inclusion of public art collections in the Public Art Archive™, an online database of public art. To be considered for inclusion, you must be a professional artist who has completed and installed public artwork, or an administrator of an established public art program in any of the 50 United States or Canada. There is no charge to submit entries to the Public Art Archive™. Public art is defined here as art that is situated in a location that is accessible or viewable by the general public and was, in most cases, commissioned by a public art entity, typically using percent-for-art or public funding. Gallery art and art exhibited inside galleries and museums is not eligible. Works of art that were commissioned and/or gifted by corporations, museums, educational institutions, private parties, and other entities may also be eligible. Permanently cited, temporary, new media, performative, rotating, and portable works may be eligible if they meet the com! monly known definition of public art or civic art. Note: This is not a RFQ/RFP, roster, or commissioning project call. This call is for the inclusion of your project(s) in a national database of public artworks. Before applying, you must READ THE FULL INFORMATION.

Alaska State Council on the Arts: McLaughlin Youth Facility
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Entry Deadline: 12/7/12
Days remaining to deadline: 29
The Alaska State Council on the Arts on behalf of the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is requesting qualifications from artists for interior artwork to be commissioned for the recently renovated McLaughlin Youth Center (MYC) in Anchorage, Alaska. TOTAL ART BUDGET $175,000 USD

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival – April 12-14 and 19-21,2013
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Entry Deadline: 12/10/12

We are excited to begin the 2013 Coachella season and as always, your epic artistic visions will be a huge part of the show. We are looking for installation ideas that have one or any combination of the following elements: immersive environments, large scale sculpture, fire, water/misting, interactive, large scale architectural shade structure, projection mapping and video projects, performance art, etc….all with killer night time lighting. The deadline for submissions will be midnight mountain time on December 10, 2012. We will make our final selections for the show by mid-January. Coachella takes place on close to 100 acres of unobstructed perfectly flat grass so there are no real limits…we have had installations and shade structures as large as an acre and sculptures as tall as 125 ft. We are not looking for 2D art (paintings or photographs) or other work on a human scale that can easily get lost in a crowd. Please do a google image search for “Coachella art” to see examples of past installations at the show or email me if you have any question as to whether or not your work might be appropriate for the show.

Art of Fashion – Photography
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Fee: $5.00 (Application Fee – Art of Fashion – Photography)
Entry Deadline: 12/15/12

This call is open to photographers that reside in the state of Alaska at least three months of the year. We’re looking for photographs that illustrate all of the spectrums of art that go into fashion photography, including but not limited to: photography, modeling, hair, makeup, and clothing design.

Blue Sky 2013 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers
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Entry Deadline: 12/21/12

Blue Sky established the Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers (“the Drawers”) program in 2007 to feature a juried public archive of original prints by contemporary photographers based in the region. Visitors to Blue Sky’s galleries in Portland are welcome to enjoy work in the Drawers by simply opening any one of the archival flatfiles, or by asking the Gallery Attendant for assistance. The Drawers program has quickly become a favorite aspect of Blue Sky’s ongoing programming, available to approximately 25,000 visitors annually.

Nude Attitude
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Fee: $40.00
Event Dates: 8/28/12 – 12/31/13
Entry Deadline: 1/1/13

Nude Attitude, is a first year event. Genre’s accepted range from sculpture, mixed media, metal, oil, acrylic, watercolor, digital, photography, glass, woodcraft, found object and film – contemporary to traditional, abstract interpretations to literal. Nude Attitude is a juried exhibit with a fully quipped sales desk and dedicated gallery sales team. The gallery accepts MC/ Visa.

Evergreen Colorado Sculpture Walk 2013 – 2014
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Fee: $20.00 (Application Fee – Sculpture Walk 2013 – 2014)
Entry Deadline: 1/5/13

Evergreen Colorado’s ‘Art for the Mountain Community’ invites artists to submit sculptures to our annual rotating sculpture show. This is a juried exhibition of up to 16 large sculptures suitable for outdoor display. These will be on display in the foothills area west of Denver for one year. A stipend of $600 will be awarded for each accepted entry as well as cash prizes for top submissions. Since the conception of this competition, 29 pieces have been purchased outright. Entries need to be submitted by January 5, 2013.

Nude Nite – Orlando 2013
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Fee: $40.00 (Nude Nite – Orlando 2013 for up to 2 images; not per image. )
Entry Deadline: 1/13/13

Nude Nite – Orlando Event Dates: February 14, 15, 16, 2013 Submission Deadline: January 17, 2013 (midnite mountain time) $40 fee per Application to include up to 2 images. Location: TBA Nude Nite, in its 13th year is the largest nude art show in the country. The show is held annually in Orlando/Tampa. Each show is treated separately so artists may apply to both. Genre’s represented range from sculpture, mixed media, metal, oil, acrylic, watercolor, digital, photography, glass, woodcraft, found object and film.

The Future of Design Jewelry Education Fund: Alice Abrams Scholarship Contest
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Fee: $25.00
Entry Deadline: 1/15/13

The Future of Design Jewelry Education Fund, a charitable fund administered by Cindy Edelstein, announces it’s first scholarship competition to the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco. This year’s grant is in honor of Colorado designer Alice Abrams and will be awarded to a designer wishing to attend the Academy. The scholarship competition is open to anyone looking for the Revere Academy educational experience. Jurors will look for an individual whose work displays original, innovative, high quality jewelry design. The winner will be awarded $2500 in tuition credit, which can be applied toward any classes at the school for one year, including the Academy’s famed Master’s Symposium that takes place each Spring. Applicants must submit three print-ready images (up to 9MB in size each) of their work and answer two short essay questions. NOTE: This scholarship is in lieu of the Mort Abelson Masters Symposium Scholarship 2013.

Womens Works 2013
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Fee: $35.00 (Application Fees – Womens Works 2013)
Entry Deadline: 1/19/13

Women’s Works™ is a juried fine art exhibit, celebrating women artists and is presented annually by the Northwest Area Arts Council. Women’s Works™ provides an opportunity to showcase the creative artwork of women artists in North America and Internationally. This is the 26th Anniversary of Women’s Works. Please visit: www.womensworks.net for information about upcoming events for women artists and dates for the Women’s Works show. You can also visit the Northwest Area Arts Council web site at: http://www.naac4art.org for additional information. WW2013 will be updated as time progresses and the jurors and judge will be added shortly. Please refer to womensworks.net for updates.

Nude Nite – Tampa 2013
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Fee: $40.00 (Nude Nite – Tampa 2013 for up to 2 images; not per image)
Entry Deadline: 1/26/13

Nude Nite – Tampa Event Dates: March 7, 8, 9 – 2013 Submission Deadline: January 31, 2013 (midnite mountain time) $40 fee per Application to include up to 2 images. Location: TBA Nude Nite, in its 14th year is the largest nude art show in the country. The show is held annually in Orlando/Tampa. Each show is treated separately so artists may apply to both. Genre’s represented range from sculpture, mixed media, metal, oil, acrylic, watercolor, digital, photography, glass, woodcraft, found object and film.

LAPS 21st National Exhibition
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Fee: $35.00
Entry Deadline: 2/1/13

The LAPS 21st National Exhibition is a bi-annual show organized by the Los Angeles Printmaking Society and is open to all artists residing in the US and Canada.

2013 Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting
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Fee: $30.00 (Application Fees – Pelham Art Center)
Event Dates: 5/3/13 – 6/29/13
Entry Deadline: 2/1/13

Biannual, national juried competition in painting. $5,000 cash prize and solo exhibition in greater-NYC gallery, May 3–June 29, 2013. ELIGIBILITY: U.S.-based artists, 19 years of age and older. All work submitted must be available for exhibit.

Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island 2013
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Fee: $35.00 (The Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island )
Entry Deadline: 3/1/13

The 2013 Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island, DISCOVER, seeks proposals for sculpture engaged in a contemporary conversation about art within a natural environment. The theme is intended to inspire submissions that foster discovery, exploration, interaction, recreation, education and an element of surprise within the beauty of the Lowcountry region. The year 2013 will mark the 350th anniversary of William Hilton discovering what became known as Hilton Head Island. Up to twenty large-scale outdoor sculptures will be selected by an esteemed jury based upon artistic excellence, innovation, interactivity, originality, and the work’s ability to enhance the natural and cultural environment as well as reflect the values and diversity of Hilton Head Island. All artists chosen to participate will be awarded a $2,000 participation stipend. One of the sculptures will be purchased for an amount of $25,000 to $75,000 then donated to the Town of Hilton Head Island’s growing public art collection. Three additional sculptures will be selected as “People’s Choice.” These artists will be awarded cash prizes with the possibility for an extended temporary leasing agreement. The Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island will take place from mid-September, 2013 through Mid-January, 2014 at Coastal Discovery Museum’s historic Honey Horn Plantation. The 2013 Exhibition estimates an audience of over 30,000 students, residents and tourists. To learn more about the Exhibition, go to www.hhipublicart.org.

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Arts & Science Council: North Tryon Business Corridor Project and Residency Charlotte, NC
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DEADLINE: 12/6/2012
Jury Fee: $0.00

The Arts & Science Council is accepting qualifications from artists or artist teams residing in the United States for a public art opportunity along North Tryon Street which will reinforce new environmental initiatives set out for the corridor. During a residency at McColl Center for Visual Art, the selected artist will begin working with project team staff and area residents to develop a concept for permanent artwork to be integrated into the new North Tryon Business Corridor streetscape improvement project. The artist will design and implement temporary public art/engagement projects during their residency to complement their permanent public art concept. Up to three finalists will be selected to develop concept proposals for this project. Each will be paid a $1,500 proposal fee. Partial funding for this project is made possible by a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant.

City of Greeley: 2013 Sculpture on Loan Program
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DEADLINE: 11/30/2012
Jury Fee: $0.00

The Greeley Art Commission with the City of Greeley is accepting artist’s entries for the 17th Annual Sculpture on Loan Program. The request is open to professional and amateur artists of all backgrounds. Each artist may enter up to three works. Judging is based on the originality of the piece, its durability and suitability for outdoors and safety for the public. It is recommended that artwork be more than three feet in height.

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