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New Artist Opportunities from Calls to Artists

List of artist opportunities open to artists from the Pacific NorthWest, including public/installation art by individual artists and/or artist teams and calls to artists working in a wide range of media and genre: sculpture, water media, photography, nudes, human figure, representational, abstract, and more. There are two entries just for artists residing in Washington State. Come see which opportunities you’re eligible for and apply at!

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Current Calls from the Art Deadlines List

As always, there are some short deadlines, but they’re good shows that you should check out – they could be worth the rush to enter! IN addition, lots of longer deadlines that give you some time to prepare. We’ve weeded out the ones that Southern Oregon artists would not be eligible for, but many will find that out of state, or even artist friends in other countries, will be able to respond to many of the calls in this list. Enjoy!

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Calls for Artists: New opportunities listed Calls to Artists

This list of calls has been edited to include only opportunities open to artists residing in Oregon (with one for our neighbors in Northern California and S. Oregon artists who may also qualify), and includes a wide range of artistic disciplines and other criteria. Women, Photographers, fine art crafters/ artisans, fine metalworkers, traditional and polymer clay artists, colored pencil artists, jewelry makers, serious nude painters, installation artists and more will find state and national opportunities here, some with short deadlines, others extending into 2012 with more time to prepare. Please take a look at all of them so you don’t miss an opportunity for which your work qualifies!

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Call to Photographers - EXPOSURE

You’re invited to participate in Artists Wanted’s 3rd annual photography competition: EXPOSURE, an international call for photographers of all backgrounds who speak in the language of lenses and aperture. Submit your images for the opportunity to earn over $50,000 in awards, including a $10,000 grant and your own solo exhibition at the Aperture Foundation in New York City.

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Call to Artists – Time Magazine Calls Young Photographers

Submissions will be accepted beginning October 3, 2011, at 12 a.m. EST, until midnight on October 17, 2011. Winners will be announced on LightBox on October 26, 2011.

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Calls to Artists from Art Deadlines

List of Calls to Artists with deadlines beginning 10/5…photographers, women photographers, night photographers,screenplay writers, Art Takes Miami (all media) talent search to win a booth at the 2011 SCOPE Art Fair, sketchbook competition, emerging artist, outdoor exhibits, writers, artists, composers, cash prizes and other awards

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Call to Artists – Rogue Opera “Elixir of Love”

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Juried Competition for the Performance of “Elixir of Love” Poster 2012; SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday July 22, 2011 – $500 Cash Prize for 1st Place, 2-5th Place – Art to be shown and auctioned at Gala Event in Spring 2012; 50% of proceeds to benefit Rogue Opera. THEME: Gaetano Donizetti’s “Elixir of Love” (L’elisir d’amore)

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Call to Artists: 3rd Ward Summer Open Call (via

The 3rd Ward Summer Open Call is a global search for dynamic, inventive and provocative works and proposals in all mediums, offering a solo exhibition in New York City. Be selected and earn a $5,000 grant AND a solo feature at Art Taipei. Your Deadline to enter is Next Week – Register your work by Friday July 15, 2011 11:59pm EST

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