Calls to Artists – Deadlines from August 27 to October 31


August 28, 2017 – LACDA 2017 INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION

Call to artists for all styles of artwork and photography utilizing digital processes. Winner receives 10 prints up to 44×60 inches on museum quality paper shown in a solo exhibit in main gallery September 14-October 7, 2017. Ten second place winners also exhibited. Curating Jurors: Anna Katz, Assistant Curator: MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Art Dhyandra Lawson, Associate Curator: LACMA, L.A. County Museum of Art. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/1nMYjWC

August 30, 2017 – MAIL ART, “PAIN”, OPEN CALL

The Hoyt Gallery at the USC Keck School of Medicine presents “PAIN2”, a mail in art show featuring images depicting physical and mental pain. PAIN2 will run from September 1 – Oct 27, 2017 Deadline for submissions is August 30th, 2017. Pain C/O Curriculum Office Keck School of Medicine at USC 1975 Zonal Avenue, KAM 200 Los Angeles, CA 90089 No Entry Fee. Details: http://www.facebook.com/PainArtShow

August 30, 2017 – ARBOREAL: AN OPEN CALL FOR ARTWORK ABOUT TREES

Manifest presents an open call to artists worldwide working in any media to share works that either directly or indirectly address the topic of trees or related aspects. The theme is open to wide interpretation; works may explore various avenues of thought around the tree, its dependents, or its wood.There is no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Entry Fee. Details: 513-861-3638 OR http://www.manifestgallery.org/arboreal/index.html

August 31, 2017 – CREATIVE AGING GRANTS IN TENNESSEE

Successful projects will encourage senior creativity, physical activity, and/or community engagement through the arts. Outcomes can include using the arts for improved health and wellness; lifelong learning; reduced isolation and increased social and community connections; and/or increased positive attitudes/perceptions about aging. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2u1nzQT

August 31, 2017 -ILUSTRARTE 2018

The contest is organised by the EDP Foundation, Lisbon. Each participant should register online at the ILUSTRARTE website, and upload the files of 3 illustrations, unpublished or published after the 1st of January 2015. The 3 illustrations must be based on the same theme. Theme, technique and medium are at the discretion of the artist. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2qUK5tc

August 31, 2017 – SEEKING WITTY, COURAGEOUS WRITING AND ART/PHOTOGRAPHY

Foliate Oak Literary Magazine is gearing up to produce our September Issue and wants your best writing, artwork, and photography. Please read us first. No previously published work. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2u1r5uw

August 31, 2017 – ENCHANTING TRAVELS TRAVEL WRITER AWARD

Enchanting Travels offers custom, tailor-made journeys to 32 destinations in Africa, South America, Asia and India. To celebrate the fascinating stories that can only be experienced when one travels, we award the Enchanting Travels Travel Writer Grant. The winner receives USD$1,000, as well as the opportunity to take up an internship or write your thesis at Enchanting Travels. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uWaTq2

August 31, 2017 – 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

August 31, 2017 – SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | A SHOW OF HEADS

A SHOW OF HEADS is a thematic group exhibition of work that includes and/or is based on the portrayal and interpretation of the human head. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, October 18 – November 11, 2017 and is open for entry to all artists working in any media. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/29zd75B OR [email protected]

September 03, 2017 – IMAGO GALLERY | ART OF PROTEST

12th Annual National Juried Exhibit: Art of Protest – IMAGO is seeking artworks created in all media that address ideas regarding protest. Style and materials can range from conventional to cutting-edge, limited only by the artist’s creativity. IMAGO is not accepting video art or time-based works for this juried exhibit. Content of artwork is open to interpretation of the theme. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2rNVj30

September 08, 2017 – ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017

The contest is organised by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management. Open to all professional and amateur, national and international photographers of all ages. The competition encourages entries that are contemporary, creative, challenging, original and beautiful, but most of all, pictures that will inspire people around the world to start taking care of our environment. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2qwI4jr

September 08, 2017 – DRAWING | SHADES OF GRAY

Shades of Gray offers artists a chance to win recognition and have their work featured in Drawing magazine. The competition is open to all work created entirely in black, white, and gray in media. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/1TxbeFz

September 10, 2017 – CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR ONLINE ART COMPETITION, ALL CITYSCAPES CAGO

Announces a Call for Artists to Participate in the ALL Cityscapes Competition. Deadline is 08/12/2017 Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 OR http://tinyurl.com/2017-cityscapes

September 10, 2017 – CRAFTBOSTON 2018 CALL FOR ENTRY

Presented by the nonprofit Society of Arts and Crafts, CraftBoston is among the premier juried exhibitions and sales of contemporary craft in the U.S. The twice-annual show features the most outstanding artists of our time, showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited edition baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber wearables, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood. Apply now! Application Fee. Details: 617-266-1810 OR http://www.societyofcrafts.org/craftboston OR [email protected]

September 12, 2017 – MANHATTAN ARTS CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT GRANTS

Funding is provided for projects in the performing, literary, media, and visual arts, ranging from folk/traditional forms to contemporary and socially-engaged artistic practices. Creative Engagement strongly supports the payment of artist fees. Grants are $750 to $8,000. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2sCpwCw

September 13, 2017 – THE CHELSEA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Enter for your chance to exhibit in New York City! The Chelsea International Photography Competition is organized by Agora Gallery and features separate amateur and professional categories. With a distinguished panel of jurors and prizes valued at more than $55,000, it is an opportunity for photographers to introduce the world to their art! Entry Fee. Details: http://www.agora-gallery.com/competition/photography OR [email protected]

September 13, 2017 – SMACK MELON | FALL 2017 EXHIBITION : UPROOT

The exhibition will form around curated artworks, artifacts, objects, mandates, proposals, performances, and public programs. In collaboration with curators, collectives, and artists we will directly consider artwork and public programs that address: social justice issues, earth justice issues, creative action, and the future of the arts. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uWMeBM

September 15, 2017 – GRANTS

The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund invites grant applications from visual artists who are aged 40 years and over and who live within 150 miles of Washington, DC. Artists working in performance, video, and film are not eligible for Bader Fund grants. To download an application form, visit the Bader Fund website. In 2016, the Bader Fund awarded seven grants totaling $105,000. No Entry Fee. Details: 202-288-4608 OR http://www.baderfund.org OR [email protected]

September 17, 2017 – CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS! 2017 FOG FEST PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

Get ready now to enter your photos in the 2017 Fog Fest Photography Contest, coordinated by Sanchez Art Center in partnership with the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce. Four divisions provide you the opportunity to select an area that best fits your photographic interest and style. The divisions are: 1) Pacifica’s 60th Birthday!; 2) Our Natural Environment 3) Flora & Fauna 4) Black & White. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/1Q5W07t OR [email protected]g

September 18, 2017 – INFRARED: THE INVISIBLE MADE VISIBLE

Use the invisible spectrum in new or interesting ways. Photographs can be made with infrared film, digital cameras that have been converted, or non-converted digital cameras using filters — all of which capture infrared light. All genres of infrared photography are welcome: portraiture, landscapes, nature, structures, urban scenes and abstracts. Entry Fee. Details: 802-388-4500 OR http://photoplacegallery.com/infrared-invisible-made-visible OR [email protected]

September 18, 2017 – AC GALLERY | “LUMINOUS” NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION

We are seeking work that captures the elusive magic of the word, “luminous.” How do you depict a glowing from within, that which reflects light, or something illuminated or bathed in light? Subjects may encompass the brightness of a celestial object, eyes glowing with love, an ardent heart, a halo of light, radiant power, sparkling, glistening, incandescent. Surprise us with your interpretation. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2sz0EZk

September 20, 2017 – INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

The gallery invites photographers, worldwide, to submit their best work using analog, digital, digital manipulation and/or any alternative processes for a group exhibition on the Fusion Art website. For this open, no theme, competition all photographers over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to enter. Cash prizes and worldwide publicity and promotion for winners. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uZX8qe OR [email protected]

September 22, 2017 – PAPERWEST. NATIONAL WORKS ON PAPER JURIED EXHIBITION

Juror: Willie Cole. All artists (18 years and older) residing in the USA are eligible to enter up to 3 original works that are either constructed from paper, or utilize a paper support. Works in Book Arts, Collage, Digital Prints, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking (including Monoprints) and 3D Paper Works are eligible. Works must have been completed in the last two years. Entry Fee. Details: 801-581-8677 OR http://collegeoffineartsuniversityofutah.submittable.com/submit/89984/paper-west-2017 OR [email protected]

September 24, 2017 – “OUR WORLD IS KIND” PHOTO CONTEST

Science says that looking at kind images makes people happier, healthier and creates a more connected and kind world. You can help make the world a better place through your photography. Take a picture of kindness where ever you see it and enter the Envision Kindness 2017 Photo Contest: Our World is Kind. Open to all photographers. With more than $1,300 in prizes, the contest is free to enter. No Entry Fee. Details: http://www.envisionkindness.org/photocontest OR [email protected]

September 30, 2017 – 14TH ZEPTER INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD ARTZEPT 2017

Zepter International is announcing the 14th ARTZEPT design competition entitled: KITCHEN GADGETS. The kitchen has become the heart of home both as the place to enjoy everyday meals and as an area to whip up an extravagant feast. Unleash your imagination to create something extraordinary and spice up both “haute cuisine” and daily home food preparation. Entries can be submitted online. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2qpKTFs

September 30, 2017 – INTL BIENNIAL POSTER DESIGN

The competition is organised by Bodegas Terras Gauda, S.A., Spain. You may enter a maximum of 2 posters. Participant may base their entries on the theme of their choice, although ideally they will reflect corporate issues of the organising company, principally relating to its white wines of the Albariño variety Terras Gauda and Abadía de San Campio wines. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2pdXg2D

October 08, 2017 – ENDANGERED FINE ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST 2017

Online, juried contest. $7,000 prize money. Miami exhibition Art Week, Dec 6-9. Entry donations go to Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans & chimpanzees. Interpret ENDANGERED through: • Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species/habitats OR • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats. Young Artists category, birthdays on/after Oct 1 ’98. Entry Fee. Details: http://art4apes.com/ OR [email protected]

October 31, 2017 – ARTISTS’ CALL FOR EXHIBITIONS

The Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery hosts six exhibits each academic year. Artists are exhibited in pairs, groups and solo. MPC Art Gallery is reviewing exhibition proposals for exhibits in the 2018 – 2019 academic year. Open to U.S. residency. All media. Limit 10 images. $25. entry fee. Deadline October 31, 2017 Email for prospectus. Information (831) 646-3060. Entry Fee. Details: 831-646-3060 OR http://bitly.com/2sL9HXd OR [email protected]

December 10, 2017 – 2017 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

International Photographer of the Year creates new opportunities to showcase the best photographic work and introduce leading talents to the world of contemporary photography. IPOTY celebrates creativity, ambition and supports artists to develop and present their work through competition. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2szsFQq