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Spring 2021 Art Deadlines and Call to Artists

Calls to Artists! Artist Opportunities! Calls for Art! Check out Spring 2021 Art Deadlines for shows and competitions to enter!

Yes, no matter what you call them, there are many for you to repond to. The artist opportunities below include calls suited to nearly every specialty in art, including photography and writing. Competition and exhibition deadlines listed here will keep you busy creating through the end of April, with three more artist opportunities with deadlines even further out. Review the list and apply for everything you and your art are eligible for! And be sure to let us know how you do when the show(s) you entered end.

February 28, 2021 – SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | ARTE NATURA

Arte Natura is a thematic exhibition based on art inspired by the natural world. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, May 13 – June 5, 2021 and is open to all artists working in any media. All interpretations of the theme are acceptable, including landscape, fruits, vegetables, flowers and fauna and human figuration as part of the natural environment. Entry Fee. Details:http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/natura21.htm


February 28, 2021 – WOW! WOMEN ON WRITING WINTER 2021 FLASH FICTION CONTEST

Seeking short fiction of any genre between 250 – 750 words. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. Electronic submissions via e-mail only; reprints are okay; simultaneous submissions okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Open internationally. No Entry Fee. Details:http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php OR [email protected]

February 28, 2021 – CALL FOR ART WOMEN IN ART 2021 AT LAS LAGUNA ART GALLERY

As part of Women in History Month, the Las Laguna Art Gallery is seeking art from women artists. Mediums may include Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Photography (Traditional and Digital), Printmaking, Sculpture, Video and Watercolor. Details: 949-505-0950 OR http://www.laslagunaartgallery.com/upcoming-calls OR [email protected]

March 01, 2021 – APEXART INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL 2021 22

Accepting proposals: Feb 1 – Mar 1, 2021 Four winning proposals will become apexart exhibitions presented in their selected locations around the world as part of our 2021-22 exhibition season. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of location or past experience, are invited to submit an idea-driven group exhibition proposal online in 500 words or less. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bit.ly/38N0nIR

March 01, 2021 – 2021 BIGPICTURE NATURAL WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

The annual BigPicture: Natural World Photography Competition encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this photo competition that will both celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2BgVGTu

March 01, 2021 – CALL TO ARTISTS | NIST FAMILY PARK SCULPTURE

The City of Normandy Park Arts Commission is pleased to announce a Call for Artists for a sculpture for Nist Family Park. This request for proposals is seeking artists who will design and create a sculpture for Nist Park, located at 242 SW Normandy Road, Normandy Park, WA. 98166. Proposed designs should tell a story and reflect the history, culture and environment of Nist Family Park and Normandy Park. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3dmjVq6

March 01, 2021 – OPEN CALL CANVIA

Canvia is a digital display network that brings art into homes, offices, hotels and other spaces throughout the world like never before. We’re interested in licensing the works of artists of all types and backgrounds as digital reproductions for use on Canvia’s platform. Canvia offers a variety of benefits including the sharing of subscription revenue in the form of royalties. No Entry Fee. Details:http://www.canvia.art/ OR [email protected]

March 02, 2021 – JACKSON’S PAINTING PRIZE 2021

The competition is organised annually by the Jackson’s Art Supplies. Artists may submit artworks in any painting or drawing media. The competition has the following categories: • Animal • Portrait / Figure • Landscape / Cityscape / Seascape • Still Life / Botanical • Abstract / Non-representational • Scenes of Everyday Life You can submit up to a total of 5 artworks. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/35EmRIe

March 05, 2021 – INSIGHT INVESTMENT ASTRONOMY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2021

The Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year is an annual astronomy photography competition that is organised by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. The competition showcases the world’s best space photography, from spectacular skyscapes to mind-blowing images of distant planets and galaxies. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/36TKwod

March 12, 2021 – THE BIENNIAL OF POSTER BOLIVIA BICEBé® 2021

The Biennial of the Poster Bolivia BICeBé® is the most important international event of design and visual arts in Bolivia and the Southern Cone. More than 15,000 student and professional designers have participated of the activities and from more than 76 countries around the world has been part of the exhibitions. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3jkCB9h

March 13, 2021 – ACADEMIC ARTISTS ASSOC. 71ST EXHIB. OF TRADITIONAL REALISM

Online show. Up to $7500 in awards. Open to any living artist in the USA or abroad. Work submitted must have been created no more than five years prior to January 1, 2021. Any original representational art in the categories of Oils, Acrylics, Watercolors, Graphics, Pastels and Sculpture – Casein and Egg Tempera will be judged with Acrylics. Two submissions allowed per artist. Entry Fee. Details:http://academicartistsassociation.org

March 13, 2021 – “ADRIFT“: A NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION

A national juried exhibition open to all media. The themes of artwork submitted will deal with the ideas of complete freedom and/or being completely lost. This exhibition is open to all U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. $1,000 in awards Entry Fee. Details: 315-462-0210 OR http://mainstreetartscs.org/exhibitions/adrift OR [email protected]

March 15, 2021 – BO IT! IMAGINING BOLOGNA | ILLUSTRATION COMPETITION

The competition is open to everyone of any age. This year’s theme is ”Porticoes of Bologna”. Each participant may submit up to 3 different illustrations. Participants of the competition are asked to create an illustration, a graphic interpretation or a decorative motif within or outside (or both) the outline of a monument or icon, provided in an annex to the call, with free technique. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3s7h7Bh

March 19, 2021 – CALL FOR ART 2021 BIENNALE NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION

Art League of Hilton Head invites artists to enter the 2021 Biennale. Over $5,000 in cash awards. Media types: Oil or Acrylic, Pastel, Watermedia, Photography, Mixed Media, Three-Dimensional, or All Other. All accepted works of art selected by three jurors will be on display May 4-26, 2021 at Art League Gallery in the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island, SC. Entry Fee. Details:http://bit.ly/Biennale2021

March 22, 2021 – PHOTOGRAPHIC CALL FOR ENTRY “MERCY OF THE MOON”

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme “mercy of the moon”. Juror will be Kevin Tully, curator, photographer, writer, painter and co-director of the gallery. Entry Fee. Details: 512-422-4080 OR http://asmithgallery.com/salon-call-for-entry OR [email protected]

March 26, 2021 – 2021 WORLD OF WEARABLEART DESIGN COMPETITION

The World of WearableArt Awards is an annual international wearable art competition. ⌈ World of WearableArt (WOW) is an internationally renowned design competition that attracts entries from over 40 countries. Anything that is wearable art can find a place on the stage, as long as it is original, innovative and well executed.⌋ No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2BiO0QW

March 31, 2021 – NATURE PHOTO COMPETITION 2021

All amateur and professional photographers are invited to embark on a photographic journey of discovery and capture impressive pictures of the many facets of Europe’s natural world. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/34yllc1

March 31, 2021 – COVER ILLUSTRATION CONTEST

To enter the competition, create a cover illustration for the ”ART street Illustration Book”. “ We’re looking for a cover illustration for the “ART street Illustration Book”. The “ART street Illustration Book” is a collection of illustrations by platinum ranked artists (on the Medibang.com). No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3jWynql

April 01, 2021 – 2021 WERGLE FLOMP HUMOR POETRY CONTEST

The contest is organised by Winning Writers. You may submit one humor poem, in English. Your poem should not exceed 250 lines in length. You may submit published or unpublished work. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2l8f0zu

April 04, 2021 – EARTH.ORG GLOBAL WILDLIFE & NATURAL WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY 2021

Earth.Org invites explorers, professional photographers and photographers working on the front line of wildlife conservation across the world to submit their photographs for the following categories: • Overall Best Environmental Photo • Wildlife in Peril • Human Impacts on the Environment No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3dLrcOw

April 13, 2021 – LATIN AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY 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/3nEFsNd

April 15, 2021 – SOCIAL ART AWARD

Applications are welcome that focus on this year’s theme “New Greening” providing hopeful prospects towards climate change, resource saving, environmental protection, ecosystem recovery, water conservation, biodiversity, resilient cities etc. No Entry Fee. Details:http://social-art-award.org/open-call-social-art-award-2021 OR [email protected]

April 25, 2021 – KNOXVILLE PHOTO | CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKS

A dazzling, annual juried exhibition celebrating photographic works of all styles and subject matter. We hope to continue honoring and encouraging photography that runs the gamut from innovative to timeless. $1,000+ in cash awards, 40-45 works selected for display at The Emporium Center, July 2-30, in downtown Knoxville, TN’s Arts District. A pay-what-you-can entry fee option is new this year! Entry Fee. Details: 865-523-7543 OR http://www.knoxalliance.com/knoxville-photo OR [email protected]

April 27, 2021 – CHELSEA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY 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 $55,000 in valuable prizes, it is open to photographers from around the world at any stage of their careers. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/31IUs1t

April 28, 2021 – MERGE: NATION’S BEST EMERGING ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES

The VSA Emerging Young Artists Program amplifies the voices of visual artists with disabilities through career development and professional empowerment. The competition seeks excellent work from emerging artists with disabilities, ages 16-25. Grand Prize is $20,000, First Prize is $10,000, Second Prize is $6,000, and the remaining Awards of Excellence are $2,000 each. No Entry Fee. Details:http://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7457

April 30, 2021 – NIKON SMALL WORLD COMPETITION 2021

The Nikon Small World is the world’s preeminent photographic competition for images TAKEN THROUGH THE MICROSCOPE. There are two contests: • Nikon Small World Contest is for images taken through the light microscope. • Nikon Small World In Motion Contest is for movies and digital time-lapse photography taken through a light microscope. Photomicrographs must be taken using a light microscope. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/31wvSmB

May 15, 2021 – 2021 LANGE TAYLOR PRIZE WORDS + IMAGES

An award from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University supports documentary artists, working alone or in teams, who are involved in extended, on-going fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit the interplay of words and images. Application Fee. Details:http://documentarystudies.duke.edu/awards/lange-taylor

June 30, 2021 – NORTH STREET BOOK PRIZE FOR SELF PUBLISHED BOOKS

7th year. $13,750 in cash prizes for self-published books, including a top prize of $5,000. Any year of publication eligible. 7 categories including Art Book (new!) Final judges: Jendi Reiter and Ellen LaFleche. Sponsored by Winning Writers and co-sponsored by BookBaby and Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Winning Writers is a partner member of the Alliance of Independent Authors. Entry fee: $65 per book. Entry Fee. Details: 413-320-1847 OR http://winningwriters.com/north OR [email protected]

August 31, 2021 – AESTHETICA CREATIVE WRITING AWARD 2021

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that is a hotbed for new talent in Poetry and Short Fiction. Now in its 15th year, the Prize supports both emerging and established writers. By entering, writers can showcase their work to key industry figures and organisations including The Poetry Society, Granta, VINTAGE and more. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2LZtJLh

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