Yosemite Renaissance Call for Entry

Yosemite Renaissance 38

  • | Start Date: 8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 11/30/2022 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $25.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $15.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Yosemite Renaissance

Yosemite Renaissance 38 - Call to Artists

The Yosemite Renaissance Exhibition is an annual exhibit that offers an opportunity for artists inspired by Yosemite and the California Sierra Nevada region to display and promote their art. The exhibit opens in March 2023 at Yosemite Gateway Art Center in Oakhurst, CA, then travels to Kings Art Center in Hanford, Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, and at the historic Yosemite National Park Museum Gallery in the heart of Yosemite Valley.

Awards

$4,000 in cash awards will be announced at the opening reception at Yosemite Gateway Art Center in March 2023.

Yosemite Renaissance is a non-profit art organization founded in 1985 to encourage artists to create diverse interpretations of Yosemite National Park and the surrounding Sierra Nevada region. The organization seeks to inspire a new generation of people to understand, preserve and protect our wild lands and natural places.

Philosophy and Approach

For over 150 years, artists have played an important role in the establishment of our state and national parks, inspiring people to visit iconic natural sites, and to protect our natural resources. 

Subject matter must be related to the landscape, environment, wildlife and people of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada region. Both representational and non-representational submissions are allowed. We encourage artist who apply to celebrate the beauty and wonder of nature through art, but also to consider and explore environmental issues, ecology, biology, forestry, current events, political, spiritual and cultural themes.

Contributing artists should be aware of the geographic range of the show. While the nexus of the exhibit is Yosemite National Park, the scope of the show also includes Sequoia National Park, Sierra National Forest, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Mono Lake, Bodie, the White Mountains, and more. The high Sierra, east side and west side foothills and canyons from Lake Tahoe to Tehachapi are all included! The area is huge, consisting of thousands of acres of rugged peaks, deep valleys, forests, lakes and streams.  If your work is inspired by these places, it will be considered.

Mastery of traditional media, technical expertise, style and personal vision are important factors in the selection process. Yosemite Renaissance also encourages innovation. Jurors will consider the use of new tools, technologies, materials and techniques.


Merced County Arts Council Call for Entry

CHAA 2022 Show / Emergence

  • | Start Date: 10/17/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 11/30/2022 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $0.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $0.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Merced County Arts Council

Contemporary Humanistic Artist Association (CHAA)

 

The Contemporary Humanitarian Artists Association (CHAA) formed in 1985 in an effort to build creativity and community for artists living and working in the region around Merced, CA. While the members have changed over the year, the goals of the collective remain constant.

 

We come together with a shared philosophy - that creativity, contemplation, and exploration are key to the human spirit. Together we encourage that humanitarian endeavor, bringing greater awareness and appreciation of the importance of the visual arts to our existence, to our community and to society as a whole. CHAA members are committed to exploring the many themes that define art. We want others to see the world from many perspectives and be conscious of our role as part of a larger society - to help each other while being good stewards of our shared planet. 

 

Members of CHAA have originated from many locations and have, for a time, converged in the center of the San Joaquin Valley. We meet once a month to discuss art philosophies, to share techniques and critiques, and to support each other in our journey to create. Many of the members are art educators; all are actively involved in the regional art scene.


National Association of Women Artists, Florida Call for Entry

Changing Direction

  • | Start Date: 11/10/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 11/30/2022 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $30.00 USD per 2
  • | Host: National Association of Women Artists, Florida

PROSPECTUS APPLICATION & ARTIST AGREEMENT

Changing Direction

January 3-29, 2023

Lee County Alliance for the Arts (‘the Alliance”),

10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33919

JUROR: Morgan T. Paine, Associate Professor of Art, Florida Gulf Coast University

EXHIBITION COORDINATOR: Muffy Clark Gill

239-253-8827

Muffy@muffyclarkgill.com

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • ENTRANTS: OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING OF NAWAFL, NAWASC, and NAWAMA
  • ONLINE SUBMISSIONS BEGIN: Nov.10, 2022
  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Nov.30,2022
  • NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: Dec.16, 2022
  • SmarterEntry SUBMISSION FEE: $30
  • NUMBER OF ENTRIES ALLOWED: 2
  • OPENING RECEPTION: January 6, 2023, 5:00-7:00 PM
  • PANEL DISCUSSION(TBD)
  • SHOW CLOSES: January 28, 2023
  • DATE TO PICK UP WORKS: January 30, 2023
  • SIZE RESTRICTIONS: 48” wide

 

DELIVERY AND PICK UP DETAILS

  • Delivery and pick up address: Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33919
  • Shipped art arrival dates: December 30, 2022
  • Hand-delivered art date & time: January 2, 2023, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Artwork pick up date & time: January 30, 2023
  • Returned artwork shipping details: All shipped artwork must include a FedEx or UPS Prepaid, Bar Coded, Return Shipping Label. Please tape paid shipping label on inside of box where it will be easily seen and identified. Artwork shipped with packing peanuts will not be accepted. Do not ship through the USPS

 

Please READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS and WAIVER VERY CAREFULLY !!!

AWARD INFORMATION:

  • Best in Show: $300.00
  • 1st Place: $200.00
  • 2nd Place: $100.00
  • 3rd Place: $50.00
  • Judge’s Recognition: $75.00
  • Honorable Mention: Certificate of Recognition

JUROR INFORMATION:

  • Morgan Paine, Associate Professor of Art, Bower School of Music and the Arts, Florida Gulf Coast University

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Fine art categories accepted are oil, acrylic, wax, photography*, mixed media, collage, sculpture, printmaking, pastels, watercolors, mosaics, ceramics, fiber arts.

      *Digitally created work must be identified as such in the medium/description. Submissions are through Smarter Entry @ https://client.smarterentry.com/NAWAFL Simply Click on MEMBER LOGIN at the top of the page and log in to your account. Click on “CHANGING DIRECTION” under CURRENT PROSPECTUSES.  Go to the member portal and log in with the password: NAWAFLartists to access. Digital image spécifications are as follows: 1100 pixels @ 72 dpi on the longest side, in JPG format

  • Label digital images as follows: lastname_firstname_title_medium_dimensionsininchesHxW_price.jpg

For example: Smith_Jane_Seaside_watercolorandink_18x24_500.jpg

Sculpture must have size indicated as follows (H x L x W). All sculpture must provide their own pedestals or make arrangements with the curator to see if one is available.

  • SmarterEntry will ask you to describe the materials and techniques used as well as add a short artist statement describing your th98oughts on the artwork submitted.
  • Sale of Work: The Alliance for the Arts will collect and remit all sales taxes. Thereafter, the sale proceeds will be distributed as follows: Artist receives 50%, NAWAFL receives 10%, and 40% to the Alliance for the Arts. Sale proceeds will be disbursed by the Alliance for the Arts within thirty days following the close of the exhibition.

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • All NAWAFL, NAWASC, and NAWAMA members in good standing.
  • Any artwork not previously an award winner in any other NAWA show.
  • All artwork must have created within the last three years. Earlier work will be rejected.
  • All work must be the Artist’s original creation and not been previously exhibited at the Alliance (no production prints or giclées).

 

PAINTING & LABELING REQUIREMENTS

  • All labeling information must be as follows: Artist’s name, title, medium, size and price.
  • Email label information to Emily Radomski, the Alliance for the Arts Exhibition Coordinator: exhibitions@artinlee.org.
  • All work must be framed (or gallery-wrapped) & wired for hanging (no saw tooth hangers).
  • Artwork displayed in the show must match the jpeg submitted (no substitutions).
  • All paintings must remain in place for the duration of the show.
  • All artwork must be for sale. If an entry is sold before the exhibition after jurying, it may not be replaced.
  • No nudes
  • All art delivered to the Alliance for the Arts MUST also include a separate 8.5 x 11-inch sheet of paper, signed by the Artist and containing all information about the artwork (such as title, size, identity of the artist, price, medium).

MARKETING

  • The Exhibition Coordinator will provide an opening announcement via e-mail to the media and an invitation for you to use in marketing your own work.
  • Additional marketing, such as press releases, information on social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook, our website and other marketing at the discretion of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts.
  • Each artist is asked to provide publicity on their own websites and social media sites.

 

WAIVER

I,____________ the applying artist, hereby declare my intention to exhibit my artwork as described in my entry form, in the National Association of Women Artists FL exhibition at the Alliance for the Arts and to be published on the NAWAFL website, www.nawafl.org; and to make this artwork available for sale, until the specified end date of the exhibit as listed on this prospectus.

In consideration of the display of my artwork, I hereby declare that I am the owner and creator of the original artwork being submitted by me, both as the artwork’s physical manifestation and the copyright of artwork. Furthermore, I represent and warrant that the artwork provided hereunder has been created within the last three years and has not been exhibited previously at any Alliance for the Arts exhibition.

I accept full responsibility for any and all damages, loss, theft, and/or any other casualty of any kind in shipping artwork to the gallery, and to a buyer, if the work sells.  I hereby waive any and all claims against the Alliance for the Arts and the National Association of Women Artists Florida Chapter, as well as their employees, officers, directors and committee personnel.  Nevertheless, for the purpose of this agreement, I agree that the stated value of the artwork shall be One ($1.00) Dollar, in the event of any loss or damage to the piece of artwork.

 

I agree to allow an image of my artwork being exhibited to be used without charge for advertising and/or promotion in the furtherance of the Exhibition, and for any purposes including without limitation traditional media, social media, website as well as public relations, prior to and/or after the Exhibition.

 

Point of release clause:  the work on exhibition is considered part of the exhibition from the point of the opening of the exhibit through the end of the exhibit as set forth in the prospectus above.

I understand that my work may not be included if it fails to meet professional presentation standards (as determined by the Exhibitions Committee), including but not limited to blurry photography in entry jpeg, inclusion of type over the image, improper hanging apparatus or unprofessional framing.


Praxis Gallery | Photographic Arts Center Call for Entry

Empty Places : Abandoned Spaces 2022

  • | Start Date: 11/3/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 12/1/2022 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $35.00 USD per 5
  • | Additional Entries: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Praxis Gallery | Photographic Arts Center

Theme: Empty Places : Abandoned Spaces | Juror: Orin Rutchick

Through the visual representation of abandoned spaces, artifacts of history are at once fresh and new, ancient and decayed. The past continues to live in these forsaken, ruined, or empty spaces and we ask—Who were the people who lived and worked here? What were their lives like? What were their stories? What happened to them in these spaces?

Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that explores the visual and social significance of abandoned space-where derelict factories, churches, private houses or other empty places serve as the basis for creative investigation. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.


Plymouth Center for the Arts Call for Entry

Instructor & Student Show 2022

  • | Start Date: 11/3/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 12/1/2022 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Plymouth Center for the Arts

Plymouth Center for the Arts 
2022 Instructor and Student Exhibit

Plymouth Center for the Arts is excited to provide an opportunity for instructors and their students to showcase their work in a gallery exhibit.  

This show is open only to Plymouth Center for the Arts Instructors and their students who took classes in 2022.  Submitted artwork must have been completed as classwork during a Plymouth Center for the Arts class.

Exhibit is open themed

Categories
Painting, photography, drawing, printmaking,
pastel, mixed-media, fine crafts, sculpture

Please click "Read More" below to see full prospectus.

 


Plymouth Center for the Arts Call for Entry

ELEMENTS

  • | Start Date: 11/3/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 12/1/2022 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $15.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $10.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Plymouth Center for the Arts

Plymouth Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its final members' only competition for 2022, "Elements."

This show is open to Plymouth Center for the Arts Exhibiting Members.   Click here to join or renew.  

Exhibit Dates: Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 - Sunday, Jan 22, 2023

This is an open themed, non-juried competition.  

Categories: Painting, photography, drawing, printmaking, pastel, mixed-media, fine crafts & sculpture

Please click on the "Read More" button below to view the entire prospectus.


SE Center for Photography Call for Entry

Black, White & Monochrome '23

  • | Start Date: 9/28/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 12/4/2022 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $35.00 USD per 5
  • | Additional Entries: $6.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: SE Center for Photography

Monochrome photography, images produced with a single hue, rather than recording the colors of the object that was photographed. The SE Center is looking for all forms of Monochrome imagery, black-and-white and toned photography- all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Our juror for the SE Center Open is Michael Foley. Michael Foley was born in Delaware and grew up in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. He opened his gallery in the fall of 2004 after fourteen years of working with notable photography galleries, including Fraenkel, Howard Greenberg, and Yancey Richardson.

Foley went on to co-found The Exhibition Lab in the fall of 2009. He is the founder of The Photo Community, which regularly offers workshops and critiques for photographers. He gives guidance to fine art photographers in his weekly newsletter, The Photographer's Report on Substack.

35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. In addition, selected images are featured in the SE Center social media accounts (FB, IG, Twitter) and an archived, online slide show. A video walkthrough of each exhibition is also featured and archived.


NYC4PA Call for Entry

NYC4PA BLACK & WHITE

  • | Start Date: 9/12/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 12/11/2022 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $35.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $10.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: NYC4PA

Photography, in its infancy, was entirely about black and white or monochrome images.  Color was an after print add on. NYC4PA, with this call, is once again focusing on one of our favorite themes - Black and White celebrating those images still so central to the field of photography despite the introduction of color film and

the vast array of image capture and post process adjustment software.

Send us your monochrome images where all the emotion, texture and beauty are expressed in shades from white to dark. No matter if your original image was shot with tri x, a digital SLR, or your phone, if the end product is a terrific monochrome image (Black and White or Sepia), it fits the call.


South Shore Art Center Call for Entry

68th Annual So. Shore Arts Festival - Craft Exhibitors

  • | Start Date: 10/1/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 12/12/2022 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $25.00 USD per 5
  • | Additional Entries: $0.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: South Shore Art Center

SOUTH SHORE ART CENTER Arts Festival 2023
Exhibitor Call for Entries

Save the date for the 68th Annual South Shore Arts Festival on Cohasset Town Common:
Father’s Day Weekend, June 16-18, 2023

http://www.ssac.org/festival-2023-exhibitor-app.asp

Calling all Craft Exhibitors
A salient part of what makes our Arts Festival a festival is the “art village” of nearly 100 craft exhibitors from throughout New England (and beyond!) who showcase and sell their original art, craft and designs to the 14,000 Festival goers every year. We invite you to apply to be one of these craft exhibitors!

December 12      Application Due
December 19     Notifications Sent
March 1            Booth Fees Due
June 16-18        68th SSAC Arts Festival on Cohasset Common

Please upload images showing current work that you will have for sale, if accepted. You should upload five (5) images in total, to include four (4) images of work and one (1) of booth set-up. Please also include a description of your images as well as a price point for each piece shown. An artist statement is always helpful to the jury. Application fees are non-refundable.

Booth fees, if accepted, are:
$425 Booth fee
$500 Corner booth fee

Exhibitor Standards

  • All work must be handmade using original designs.
  • Acceptable media includes decorative and wearable fiber, leather, wood, glass, sculpture, basketry, metal, jewelry, printmaking, ceramics, and paper.
  • Fine art and photography are acceptable, but these media will be limited to no more than 10% of the exhibitors because of the concurrent Art Center exhibitions.
  • Unacceptable work includes imported goods, flower arrangements, and craft made from kits or unoriginal designs
  • Booth space cannot be sublet to other artists nor can exhibitor act as a dealer for other artists or manufacturers.

Jury Process
A jury will review entries to ensure handcrafted work is original and of the highest quality. Acceptance into the Arts Festival is at the discretion of the jury and the management of South Shore Art Center. Previous exhibitors will receive special consideration but are not guaranteed admission.

Refund Policy
If accepted and unable to commit to the show, a refund may be obtained before May 1, less a $50 cancellation fee. After May 1, a $75 credit will be given toward the 2024 Arts Festival.

Insurance, Safety and Security
Exhibitors are responsible for their own insurance. All displays must be fireproof and there can be no use of open flame. Overnight security is contracted by South Shore Art Center.

Layout/Operations
The Arts Festival is held out-of-doors, rain or shine. Each exhibitor must provide a set-up to accommodate a 10’x10’ square space, including weather protection. All booths are on grass. Set-up begins at 8:00 am on Friday, June 16; the Festival opens at 1:00 pm. Accommodations can be made for a limited number of exhibitors to have access to electricity.

About South Shore Art Center
Founded in 1955, South Shore Art Center’s mission is to enrich the communities south of Boston by engaging artists and by fostering an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions and education. For 68 years we have worked tirelessly to meet this mission by installing thought-provoking exhibitions; hosting unforgettable events; providing a space for making art; offering courses and workshops to assist artistic growth and journeys; and of course presenting a regional Arts Festival.


The Chateau Gallery Call for Entry

Scapes: Land, City, Hell

  • | Start Date: 10/15/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 12/15/2022 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $20.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: The Chateau Gallery

For much of art history, landscapes have offered the ability to view our world from a distance, allowing the elemental to become observable. Contemporary "scapes" untouched by human hands are all but extinct as we face the effects of the Anthropocene. When humanity returns to nature, either by choice or consequence, we may discover all that remains is destruction and demise. Imagine your images examined by future archaeologists. As photographers, you are documentarians and keepers of sanity in this world. What is your view of the land, the city, or perhaps of hell?

Scapes: Land, City, Hell is an international juried group exhibition open to photographers ages 18 years and older. All black and white, color, conventional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.


South Shore Art Center Call for Entry

On Common Ground

  • | Start Date: 11/10/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 12/15/2022 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $25.00 USD per 3
  • | Host: South Shore Art Center

Gallery Artist Juried Exhibition—Bancroft Gallery

On Common Ground
January 12 to February 11, 2022

South Shore Art Center’s annual juried Gallery Artist Showcase is open to SSAC Gallery Artists in good standing. Media categories are oil and acrylic, encaustic and cold wax, drawing and pastel, watercolor, printmaking, fiber arts, mixed media/3D, photography, digital media, and 3D. It is particularly important to us because it represents our community of talented artists.

South Shore Art Center will be processing initial art intake online via Smarter Entry to allow for automated exhibition paperwork and fees. The Smarter Entry system does not have the capacity to determine whether memberships are current. Art Center staff will review each entry and will contact anyone with lapsed memberships. If your Gallery Artist membership has lapsed, we will ask that you renew prior to the exhibition installation or when dropping off your work.

On Common Ground dates: January 12 to February 10. Opening Reception: Thursday, January 12, 6:00-8:00pm.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Thursday, December 15. All work must be original, have been completed within the last three years, and have not been previously exhibited at South Shore Art Center (SSAC) or at the Arts Festival. Membership must be current through February 2023.

FEES
There is nonrefundable $25 fee per 3 entries.

CATEGORIES
Media categories are oil and acrylic, encaustic and cold wax, drawing and pastel, watercolor, printmaking, fiber arts, mixed media/3D, photography and digital media.

ALL WORKS MUST BE FOR SALE. South Shore Art Center receives 40% of the purchase price. Please submit only work that will be available at the time of the exhibition and will remain for its entirety. No accepted entry may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition. No pricing changes will be allowed after acceptance. Living artists only. Work that is copied is not eligible. Entries must not have been previously exhibited at SSAC or the SSAC Arts Festival. If the work does not fully reflect what is represented on the jpeg, South Shore Art Center reserves the right to eliminate it from the exhibition.

DROP OFF of actual works will take place at SSAC January 5–7, between 10:00–4:00. Please label the back of your work with your name and title of the work so we can match it up with your Smarter Entry info.

PICK UP works February 11–13, 10:00–4:00 pm.

JPEG SIZING: Image size for entry on Smarter Entry: Images should be at least 1280 pixels in the longest dimension at 72 ppi, file size not to exceed 2 MB.

SPECIFICATIONS
It is in your best interest to submit high quality images.

NOTIFICATION
SSAC will email all submitting artists with a list of accepted works by Monday, December 19.

LIABILITY
I understand that South Shore Art Center will insure work accepted to the extent of 60% of the artist’s stated value while the work is in the Art Center’s custody and control.

AGREEMENT
Submission to On Common Ground constitutes an agreement with all conditions of this show. South Shore Art Center reserves the right to photograph or use a submitted image for publicity purposes.

PRIZES
1st Prize - $200
2nd Prize - $150
3rd Prize - $100
Three (3) Honorable Mentions


New England Watercolor Society Call for Entry

2023 NEWS Instructors Show

  • | Start Date: 11/10/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 12/15/2022 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $20.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: New England Watercolor Society

January 13 - March 2, 2023

NEWS Gallery
at Plymouth Center for the Arts
11 North Street, Plymouth, MA 02360

Hours:

Monday—Saturday, 10am-4 pm

Sunday 1-4 PM

Open to all NEWS Associate and Signature Members who are actively teaching.

Important Dates

December 15 - Entries Due

December 22 - Accepted works posted on the NEWS website

January 12 - Drop off, 12-2pm

DATE TBA - Reception, 2-4pm

March 2 - Pick Up, 12-2pm 

For full rules and information, please refer to the 2023 NEWS Gallery Exhibition Schedule on the NEWS website 


Elk Grove Fine Arts Center Call for Entry

FANCIFUL VISIONS 2023

  • | Start Date: 11/14/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 12/16/2022 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $20.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $20.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

FANCIFUL VISIONS - 2023

CALL TO ARTISTS! – Prospectus

Reception- January 7 - Show continues thru January 26th

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:

  • All artwork must be original fine art quality conceived and created solely by the entering artist.
  • Artwork previously accepted into any EGFAC Competitions will not be accepted.
  • EGFAC has the right to reject artwork that does not look like the digital image.
  • All artwork must be framed and ready to hang, and no larger than 40”x40” including the frame.  Unframed oils/acrylics accepted only if the painting extends around edges. Artists are responsible for all shipping costs. Including the return shipping paid shipping label.
  • All art must be for sale.
  • The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will handle all sales from the exhibition and retain a 40% commission from all sales.

SHOW DESCRIPTION - Do you wake up having dreamed of places and adventures that seem so real but are just out of reach? Create the future you see in a brand-new art competition at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center. Fanciful Visions is your concept of what awaits us in the millennia to come. Open your mind to the surreal, the fantastical, the magical, or the macabre, as we explore the stuff of dreams.

JUDGE:   Dwight Head began as an illustrator after high school in 1984 when he drew fish, wildflowers, poison ivy, and animal wildlife for California State Parks & Recreation brochures. After two years earning his art degree at Sacramento City College, Head switched to fine art and has shown locally at B. Sakata Garo, Matrix, Sparrow Gallery, and others. Additionally, Head taught a class in African hieroglyphics at the Crocker Art Museum. As a collector of comic books from the 1930s-40s, Head achieves a vintage feel to his piece - which are collected nationally. He admits to creating a bit of shock value to get the viewer to look at all the complex images which are open to many narrative interpretations.

CATEGORIES - all mediums are accepted.

 

AWARDS - RIBBONS AND MONETARY AWARDS:

Best of Show- $100; 1st Place - $75; 2nd Place - $50;

 

ENTRY FEE - $15 Affiliate or Associate Artist / or $20 fee per entry per piece (non-refundable) – limit 3 entries per artist. To enter go to www.elkgrovefineartscenter.org and click on the Exhibitions Tab and then Calendar of Events

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Exhibition Date – January 7 – January 26th

Application Deadline – December 16th

Acceptance Notification – December 21 via email

Receiving Accepted works at EGFAC – December 29 and 30, 9683 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624

Artist Reception – January 7, 4-7pm, at 5:30pm awards will be announced

Pick Up Art Works – January 27 and January 28, 11am – 4pm

 


Praxis Gallery | Photographic Arts Center Call for Entry

Theme | Home: Poetics of Place

  • | Start Date: 11/17/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 12/16/2022 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $35.00 USD per 5
  • | Additional Entries: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Praxis Gallery | Photographic Arts Center

Theme: Home: Poetics of Place | Curated By: Praxis Directors

The house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace. We comfort ourselves by reliving memories of protection. Something closed must retain our memories, while leaving them their original value as images. Memories of the outside world will never have the same tonality as those of home and, by recalling these memories, we add to our store of dreams contained in our experience of home. Gaston Bachelard

Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic works that explore the meaning of home- be it a physical space, a sense or feeling, an idea of family or, perhaps, an exploration of the complicated relationship that many have with the concept of home.  A broad interpretation of the idea and place of home is encouraged. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.


The Chateau Gallery Call for Entry

In Dreams

  • | Start Date: 11/15/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 12/17/2022 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $20.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: The Chateau Gallery

Dreams offer us a glimpse into the realm of the unconscious. Although the images flickering and manifesting behind our eyes may seem bizarre and nonsensical, analysis of one's dreams can reveal their essence. Beneath the surface of our consciousness, the latent content of dreams illustrates the hidden meaning of our unconscious thoughts, drives, and desires. We suppress the manifestation of our unconscious to defend ourselves from primitive emotions that are especially difficult to contend with. What is revealed to you as you sleep and perchance to dream? What images make you stop and ask—am I dreaming?

In Dreams is an international juried group exhibition open to photographers ages 18 years and older. All black and white, color, conventional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.


SE Center for Photography Call for Entry

Women by Women '23

  • | Start Date: 10/30/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 1/2/2023 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $35.00 USD per 5
  • | Additional Entries: $6.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: SE Center for Photography

The history of photography has a long tradition of representing women as subjects but has less to say about women as artists. Today, the roles of women in photography are both behind the camera and in front of it. Who understands women better than women? The female perspective offers an important view of the many facets of womanhood and women’s role in society. This exhibition seeks women photographers who explore and celebrate the myriad ways that they render female-identifying subjects. 

Our juror for Women by Women is Laurie Klein. Renowned photographer and educator, Laurie Klein, is regarded as one of the most influential infrared photographers in the world. Laurie holds a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MFA from Ohio University. Early in her career, Laurie studied with Ansel Adams.

35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. In addition, selected images are featured in the SE Center social media accounts (FB, IG, Twitter) and an archived, online slide show. A video walkthrough of each exhibition is also featured and archived.


New England Watercolor Society Call for Entry

2023 Annual Signature Members Exhibition

  • | Start Date: 9/30/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 1/2/2023 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $30.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: New England Watercolor Society

January 28 to February 26, 2023

Hosted by:
The Guild of Boston Artists

162 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
guildofbostonartists.org

 

Over $4,000 in Awards

JUROR OF SELECTION AND AWARDS: We are pleased to announce that international watercolor artist, Eudes Correia, will be the juror for the 2023 Signature Members Show. Eudes is a Brazilian watercolorist who teaches all over the world. He will share his knowledge of watercolor and the treatment of light and shading, contrast, volume and the interplay of the background in painting the human figure. To find out more about his work and workshop opportunities, visit his website www.eudescorreia.com

ELIGIBILITY
• Open to all NEWS Signature Members, one painting per person.
• Painting must have been completed within the last five years.
• All work must be for sale and meet framed size limitations. No P.O.R.’s(Price on Request), no N.F.S.’s.All work
must be painted with aqua media including watercolor, acrylic, casein, egg tempera, gouache and water
based inks on paper or synthetic paper such as Yupo, Collage with only aqua media is acceptable. • All work must be original: no photocopies, color laser prints, multiple prints, pastels or computer generated
work. • Work may not have been created in a class or workshop under a teacher’s supervision.
• Work may not be withdrawn early.
• No changes in pricing or catalog information can be made after submission.
• The Screening Committee has the right to refuse any painting that does not meet the stated specifications
or is not accurately represented by image submitted. As a signature member of NEWS it is an honor to
exhibit in the SMS, therefore it is expected that you submit your best work, framed in a professional manner.
• Paintings may not have been previously exhibited in a NEWS show or at the Guild of Boston Artists.
• Review guidelines and regulations at newenglandwatercolorsociety.org/exhibitions-howto.html

 


Spring Bull Gallery Call for Entry

32nd Annual Fakes and Forgeries

  • | Start Date: 10/26/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 1/13/2023 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $30.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Spring Bull Gallery

32nd Annual Fakes and Forgeries 

Artistic Reproductions or Creative Interpretations of the Old and New Masters 

              OPEN SHOW - JURIED FOR AWARDS ONLY  

 

           EXHIBIT DATES:  January 21 – February 26, 2023 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS*   

  • Exhibitors may submit one original work in any medium that has not been  

exhibited at SBG within the last 3 years.  

(NO photography, laser prints, or computer generated works accepted). 

  • A letter-size copy of the original source artwork, with title, original artist name, and date of work should be submitted with the entry for inclusion in our “Source of Inspiration” book which accompanies this exhibition. 

  • Size not to exceed 36” each side including frame.   

  • Artwork must be professionally presented, ready to hang with proper wiring, name of artist, and title of work, medium and price marked on back. [no sawtooth hangers, clip-on, scratched or damaged frames accepted]  

  • Framed works on paper must be under glass or acrylic glazing.  

  • White or off-white mats are highly recommended.     

  • Works on stretcher bars must be properly stretched and wired for hanging.  

  • Framing is optional for gallery wrapped or cradled panels. 

  • 3-D works must not weigh more than 20 pounds.   

  • All entries must be for sale and will remain on exhibit until the show closing date.  

  • Gallery sales commission is 35% for each work sold.   

  • Please note drop off and pick up dates - no exceptions without prior approval from SBG 

  • SBG reserves the right to refuse work that do not meet requirements 


Tuolumne County Arts InFocus Call for Entry

InFocus 2023

  • | Start Date: 11/25/2022 6:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 1/16/2023 6:00:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $30.00 USD per 2
  • | Additional Entries: $10.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Tuolumne County Arts InFocus

36th Annual InFocus Competition, Exhibition & Sale 

March 9 - March 19, 2023

Angelo’s Hall, Columbia, CA

Each person may enter up to 6 images and the work must be hand delivered and picked up on the designated check in and out dates at Angelo’s Hall, Columbia CA (some arrangements may be made.)

No shipping options available. 

 

Entries are to be submitted electronically for the jurying process via the webbased competition management system, Smarter Entry.  Only photos that are accepted for display through the jurying process will need to be framed and delivered for exhibition.

 

Jurors

Entries will be juried from the web-based competition management system “Smarter Entry” to select the accepted works. The jurors viewing the accepted works after the entries have been received by InFocus will make awards. The InFocus Committee or the judges may disqualify accepted entries if they fail to comply with framing rules or vary significantly from the electronic version of the photo.

 

Categories

  • Photographs will be judged in six categories: All Things Tuolumne

County California, Landscape, Man Made, Animals, Plants,

People. Definitions of these categories and examples of each are available

on the InFocus website at https://www.infocus-tcaa.org/categories2023.html

  • Each category may have both color and monochrome images. 
  • The categories may overlap. It will be your choice to pick the category you wish your image to be entered in. 
  • Submissions of original works of photographic art may include but are not limited to classic film and digital photography.  

 

 

Awards        

  • Best of show -- $250 and ribbon
  • Charles Moore Award Excellence in Photography -- $200 and certificate
  • All Things Tuolumne County, California -- $200 and a ribbon. Visit Tuolumne County may use this winning photo for one year for promotion.
  • First place -- $125 and ribbon
  • Second place – $75 and ribbon
  • Third place -- $50 and ribbon
  • Honorable Mentions -- ribbon
  • Judges Choice -- $25 and ribbon
  • Sponsors Award -- $25 and ribbon
  • People’s Choice Award, Adult and Student winners. The winners will receive $50 and a ribbon. 

  

Conditions of Entry

  • The work must not have been accepted into InFocus before.
  • Images must have been made in the last 3 years.
  • Entries are open to amateur and professional photographers ages 18 years and older.
  • All entries must be images entered online via “Smarter Entry” through the following link: https://client.smarterentry.com/tcaa. Assistance with logging in to Smarter Entry and preparing images for submission are available on the InFocus website http://www.InFocus-tcaa.org.
  • Images entered online into the “Smarter Entry” system must not have the author’s name or the name of the photograph displayed on the image.
  • Each entrant may submit up to 6 photos. See the fee schedule below. Entry fees are not refundable.
  • InFocus may use all digital images submitted to this competition for media purposes only.
  • InFocus will request a high-resolution electronic image of the winning photographs for media purposes.
  • Acceptance notification will be posted on the InFocus website http://www.InFocus-tcaa.org and notices will be sent by email no later than Tuesday, February 7, 2023.  Note that accepted entries will be listed by name as entered Smarter Entry. Use unique titles and note the names of your titles for reference when viewing the acceptance notification.          For questions, email us at contests@tuolumnecountyarts.org. Or refer to the InFocus website at http://www.InFocus-tcaa.orgfor more detailed information.

Entry Fees

$30 for the first two images and $10 for each additional image entered. Entry includes a membership with Tuolumne County Arts Alliance (TCA) and all its benefits * (see www.mytuolumnecountyarts.org for details)

 

Commission

All works must be for sale. Commission is 15%. During the show the commission goes to the committee for future improvements. On March 18th and 19th, the commission goes to the buyer in a form of a 15% sale discount to encourage sales. 

 

Timeline and Calendar of Events v November 25, Thursday – Open Smarter Entry Competition at 6:00 a.m.

  1. January 16, Monday – InFocus competition closes to entrants at 6:00 p.m. 
  2. January 18, Wednesday-February 5, Sunday – Jurying for accepted entries takes place via Smarter Entry 
  3. February 7, Tuesday – On or before, notify photographers as to acceptance into competition 
  4. February 7, Tuesday – March 3, Friday – Time for accepted entrants to frame/mat photographs
  5. March 3, Friday – Receive accepted entries from noon until 5:00 p.m. v March 4, Saturday – Receive accepted entries from 9:00 a.m. to noon v March 5, Sunday – Judges select winning photographs  v March 5 Sunday – Reception 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
  6. Show open to the public Thursdays-Sundays: March 9th, Thursday - March

19, Sunday – Show is open to the public from noon to 5:30 pm (except on

March 19 the show closes at 3:00 pm.)

v March 18– Sale day. All works will be discounted 25% to customer to encourage sales. There will be no commission charged on these days. 

  1. March 19, Sunday – Sale day. Show is open noon until 3:00 p.m.
  2. March 19, Sunday – Artists pick up their entries from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

 

Rules

  • Accepted art must be the same as submitted online.
  • Works that have been selected for the show must be hand delivered to Angelo’s Hall during the check-in and check-out periods.

Accommodations may be made in advance, but we are unable to accept works that are shipped.

  • Show administrators reserve the right to reject a photograph when delivered to the show site if the photograph does not appear to be the same as the digital photograph submitted online or the matting and framing is unacceptable.
  • Accepted works must be submitted in framed or finished condition. Plastic or “fast” frames are not acceptable. Canvas wraps, metal or glass prints are not required to be placed in frames.   
  • Photos must have picture-hanging wire firmly attached across the back. Wires must be taut and placed between 1/3 and 1/4 the height of the frame from the top of the frame. Sharp wire ends must be taped. Canvas, metal and glass prints need wires or acceptable hanging systems (see photos below). Saw tooth, Styrofoam or alligator hanging systems are not acceptable.  
  • The minimum image size is 8” x 8” (not the frame, the image)
  • The maximum width of the framed photo is 34”, measured on the outside edge of the frame.  
  • The maximum overall framed size is 60 inches, which is determined by adding the outside-framed height, plus the outside framed width together.

For example, a 16"x20" print in a frame might measure 19"x23" when measured from outside edge to outside edge. Add 19"+23" to determine the overall framed size which, in this example, is 42".    

  • Photos may not weigh more than 12 lbs. We do have a scale.
  • If your name is on the image, it will be covered during the judging process.
  • Accepted works must remain in the exhibit through the show closing date.
  • Artists are encouraged to furnish an Artist’s Statement or Biography for our Artist’s Statement Binder.
  • Works that have been hung in the show must be picked up on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at Angelo’s Hall between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. or by arrangement. Bring your receipt to claim your photos. Photos that are not picked up during these hours will be taken to the Tuolumne County Arts office.  
  • Any photos not picked up within 14 days will be considered a gift to TCA and may be used at their discretion. TCA does not accept responsibility for any damages that might occur in transporting.
  • Every precaution will be taken to protect the artwork. However, InFocus and Tuolumne County Arts (TCA) will not be responsible for loss or damage to art entered in the show.

 

 

*The Charles Moore Excellence in Photography Award honors TCA supporter and nationally renowned photographer, Charles Moore, for an image that is most inspirational in the spirit of Charles’ work – his 1960s Civil Rights work, and Mother Lode photography. This image may be selected from entries in any category. Sponsored by H. Randolph and Betty Holder.


NYC4PA Call for Entry

NYC4PA SAME/DIFFERENT

  • | Start Date: 10/23/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 1/22/2023 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $35.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $10.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: NYC4PA

For this call NYC4PA is challenging photographers to pair two photographs and submit them in diptych format (both images in one file).  The images in each file will be “almost” the same but different enough to make each unique.  You may have two versions of an image that you processed differently, or the same scene shot at different times of day.  Have you taken two portraits of the same person

with a feature or features that distinguish the images. The possibilities are endless and the room for interpretation and creativity equally vast.

This call is a little different and one we hope you have fun with when selecting your submissions. 

Using the diptych format, send us your pairs of images – two images that are THE SAME BUT DIFFERENT.

Feel free to contact us with questions or you need any clarification. 


TRACY ART LEAGUE Call for Entry

Expressions! 2023

  • | Start Date: 12/15/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 1/27/2023 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $20.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $20.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: TRACY ART LEAGUE

2023 Expressions! Exhibit
 

February 17 – 24 at Tracy Community Center, 950 East Street, Tracy, CA
 
Eligibility to enter:

  • Open to artists over 18 years of age   
  • Work must be original and completed in the last 24 months
  • Work must be conceived and created entirely by the entering artist
  • Work shown in previous Tracy Art League exhibits is not eligible
  • 2D work cannot exceed 30 x 40 including frame
  • 3D work cannot exceed 30w x 20d x 60h

Conditions of Entry:
·         Limit six entries per category per artist
·         Entries must be wired and the wire ends taped for hanging
·         $20 per entry/$15 per entry for Tracy Art League members
·         Artwork to be hand delivered
·         Suggested donation to Tracy Art League is 15% of any sales

File submission can be no greater than 8Mb.  

One of the missions of the Tracy Art League is to educate school age children.  Because of this, we are not accepting any works depicting whole/partial nudity or extreme violence.

Art work is accepted in the following categories:

  • Sculpture & 3 Dimensional (weight limit 50 lbs)
  • Oil and Acrylic
  • Watercolor
  • Pastel and Drawing
  • Graphics and Mixed Media
  • Glass
  • Photography (photos must be ready to hang – mounted or framed)

Awards:

  • Best of Show $450
  • Five GOLD awards at $100 each
  • Five SILVER awards at $75 each
  • Five BRONZE awards at $50 each


Calendar of Events:

December 15- January 27 – Online entries accepted at www.SmarterEntry.com/CallsForEntry/TAL

 

Feb 2 – Artists notified of accepted works

Feb 10 5pm – 8pm Receiving of accepted artwork

Feb 11 10am – 5pm Receiving of accepted artwork

Feb 17 6:30 – 9pm Artists’ Reception

Feb 18- 24 – Public Viewing

Feb 25 – Pick up of Artwork

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2023 Juror:  Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts received his bachelor’s degree in graphic design at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. Later, he continued his formal art education at the California Art Institute. At the Institute, analyzing the visual world in terms of shapes, values and edges was heavily stressed. This teaching has been with him ever since. Roberts earned his Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the Academy of art University in San Francisco, where he has taught figure drawing for the Illustration department from 2005-2014. Presently, Roberts teaches drawing and design at Las Positas College in Livermore.

https://www.markrobertsfineart.com/

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City of Tracy to issue Purchase Prize Award(s) up to $500 for inclusion into the City Art Collection.


Pinelands Preservation Alliance Call for Entry

Pinelands 2023 Annual Juried Photographic Exhibition - Open Entry

  • | Start Date: 10/1/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 1/30/2023 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $40.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $7.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Pinelands Preservation Alliance

The Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) is pleased 
to announce “Pinelands” 2023 Juried Photographic Exhibition. The goal of this exhibit is to celebrate the New Jersey Pinelands, our Nation’s first National Reserve, with photographs that capture its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. This year, black and white and color images taken within the boundaries of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve (see map) in the following categories will be accepted: (1) Landscape, (2) Flora and Fauna, and (3) Other (People, Towns, Architecture, Culture, History, Recreation, etc).

Categories and Entry Fees Open Submissions (all ages): Landscape, Flora & Fauna, Other $40 for up to 3 images and $7 per image for each additional entry.

Note: a total of 6 images can be submitted per photographer.

Awards

$1,000 for 1st Place Best in Show,  $350 each for 1st Place Landscape, Flora & Fauna, Other categories.

Photographs submitted, whether juried into the show or not, will be displayed in a special online Pinelands Photography Gallery.

Image submissions can be black and white or color, but they must be taken within the boundaries of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve (see map). They must be created lawfully (e.g.not through trespass) and their content must be lawful. It is the sole responsibility of the photographer to certify that his/her photos were created legally.

This year, each image can be submitted into one of three categories of your chosing: (1) Landscape, (2) Flora and Fauna, and (3) Other (People, Towns, Architecture, Culture, History, Recreation, etc). Download the Full Prospectus for full details.

  • All photographs must be made within the New Jersey Pinelands National Preserve (see map).
  • A total of 6 images can be submitted per photographer.
  • Black and white and color images depicting its landscape, flora, wildlife, communities and people will be accepted.
  • The juried exhibit will be held in the beautiful renovated barn at the PPA Headquarters in Southampton, New Jersey.
  • The PPA reserves the right to disqualify any image that doesn’t meet the contest rules or where the subject matter was not created within the Pinelands.

This year’s judge will be nature and wildlife photographer, Robert Zurfluh.


Important Dates

  • Online Submission Opens: October 1, 2022
  • Online Submission Closes: January 30, 2023
  • Acceptance Notification by email: February 15 - 17, 2023
  • Delivery of Accepted Work:
    • Friday, March 10, 2023, 5-7pm
    • Saturday, March 11, 2023, 10-noon
    • Sunday, March 12, 2023, 10-noon
  • Exhibition Dates: March 26 to April 28, 2023
  • Online Gallery of All Photographs Opens: April 15, 2023
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, March 25, 2023, 2-4pm. Awards will be announced at the reception.
  • Pick-up Artwork:
    • Sunday,  April 30, 2023, 10-noon
    • Monday, May 1, 2023, 5-7pm 

Submission Details

All Files submitted should meet the following:

  • JPEG format
  • Files cannot exceed 8MB in size
  • At least 2000 pixels on longest side
  • A minimum of 180 ppi 
  • sRGB color profile

    NOTE: If you do not know how to create these specifications, don't worry, just submit your photographs.

Help us protect the unique natural area of the New Jersey Pinelands. Please donate to or join the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. LEARN MORE HERE

 

 


Art League of Long Island Call for Entry

61st Long Island Artists Exhibition

  • | Start Date: 11/7/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 1/31/2023 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $50.00 USD per 2
  • | Additional Entries: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Art League of Long Island

The Art League of Long Island is holding it's 61st biennial juried Long Island Artist Exhibition.  Open to artists residing in Suffolk, Nassau, Brooklyn and Queens, this exhibition is open to two and three-dimensional works in any medium, including photography and fine crafts. Entry is limited to 5 works not previously exhibited in the Art League's gallery. This year the Art League is honored to have Niell Slaughter serve as juror for this exhibition. Professor Slaughter has taught at the university level for four decades, as well as exhibiting his art nationally and internationally. $250 Awards of Excellence and Honorable Mentions of one year memberships to ALLI will be given at the discretion of the judge.  Prospectus can be found at https://artleagueli.org/long-island-artists-exhibition/


Elk Grove Fine Arts Center Call for Entry

ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL 2023

  • | Start Date: 11/16/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 2/10/2023 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $20.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $20.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL 2023

CALL TO ARTISTS! – Prospectus

Reception- MARCH 4 - Show continues through MARCH 23

 

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:

  • All artwork must be original fine art quality conceived and created solely by the entering artist.
  • Artwork previously accepted into any EGFAC Competitions will not be accepted.
  • EGFAC has the right to reject artwork that does not look like the digital image.
  • All artwork must be framed and ready to hang, and no larger than 40”x40” including the frame.  Unframed oils/acrylics accepted only if the painting extends around edges. Artists are responsible for all shipping costs. Including the return shipping paid shipping label.
  • All art must be for sale.
  • The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will handle all sales from the exhibition and retain a 40% commission from all sales.

 

SHOW DESCRIPTION – This is EGFAC’s annual animal themed show.  Animals that fly, crawl, walk, or swim are all around us.  We are asking you to capture the essence of an animal in a creative and expressive way.

 

 

JUDGE:  TBA.

 

 

CATEGORIES - all mediums are accepted.

 

 

AWARDS - RIBBONS AND MONETARY AWARDS:

Best of Show- $100; 1st Place - $75; 2nd Place - $50;

 

 

ENTRY FEE - $15 Affiliate or Associate Artist / or $20 fee per entry per piece (non-refundable) – limit 3 entries per artist. To enter go to www.elkgrovefineartscenter.org and click on the Exhibitions Tab and then Calendar of Events

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Exhibition Date – March 4 through March 23

Application Deadline – February 10

Acceptance Notification – February 16 via email

Receiving Accepted works at EGFAC – February 24 and 25, 9683 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624, 11am – 4pm  

Artist Reception – March 4 , 4-7pm, at 5:30pm awards will be announced.

Pick Up Art Works – March 24 & 25 , 11am – 4pm


Capitol Hill Art League Call for Entry

2023 Jan - CHAL "Free for All" - Open Call

  • | Start Date: 1/14/2023 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 2/13/2023 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $35.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Capitol Hill Art League

National Association of Women Artists, SC Call for Entry

We See: Creating from Verse

  • | Start Date: 11/15/2022 7:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 2/28/2023 9:00:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $20.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $0.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: National Association of Women Artists, SC

 

National Association of Women Artists South Carolina Chapter

Presents Online Exhibit - We See: Creating from Verse

March 15 - May 1, 2023

Reception at Annual Luncheon, date to be announced

Juror: Mary Edna Fraser

 

We See: Creating from Verse

Writers of literature have long used art as an inspiration for their written work. In this exhibit we are turning this around and using poetry as a device to conceive a work of art. The exhibit theme encourages artists to be inspired by the poetry of South Carolina poet, Lisa Hammond. In this show, we ask SC Chapter members to engage with Hammond’s poetry and create a visual of our experience.

A Statement from Lisa Hammond: Our featured poet for We See: Creating from Verse


“Poetry and art share one heart: both give us new ways of seeing. Both art forms speak to all our senses—we hear the sky in Van Gogh’s Starry Night, we long to reach high to stroke the sleek bronze flank of one of Anna Hyatt Huntington's horses—but for many of us, art is an exercise in sight. The artist brings us to an object, an experience, a moment and shows us something we have never seen before. Poetry brings us to these revelations through words instead of watercolor, images rendered in language instead of ink. For me as a writer, a poem often begins in something I see—the Catawba spider lilies blooming mid-river, an empty bluebird egg on a dirt road. One of the great gifts of my writing life has been the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from visual artists, because that same spider lily photographed or painted or stitched gains a new depth, because writing in a community of the artistically like-minded is a wealth of riches. When writers and visual artists come together in their respective arts, we see both the subject of the art and art itself anew.”

 

Lisa Hammond’s writing is grounded in the sometimes-haunted landscapes of South Carolina and explores the intersections between story, art, history, family, and memory, all in the ordinary objects of her Southern home. Dr. Hammond is Director of Faculty Affairs in the Office of the Provost at the University of South Carolina and is a Professor of English at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. Her poetry is published widely. See more at http://www.lisaghammond.com/p/poetry.html

Eligibility:

This NAWA exhibit is only for current NAWA SC members. If you are a National NAWA member and would like to participate, you can join the SC Chapter today. Contact Membership Chair Susan Irish at art.nawasc@gmail.com


 

Art Submissions:

Artists, please follow instructions below on how to select the poems you wish to use. Then, when the work is ready, submit the art in Smarter Entry. We will combine your art with the poem you selected to have a celebration of the relationship of art and poetry.

Step One: Follow this link to read the poems. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HXQHF0Htur9m0og7ecbEGvrhIzRgrRyF/edit

Step Two: Select up to two poems that resonate with you.

Step Three: Type your name in the column next to the poem(s). Your selection saves automatically. More than one artist can choose the same poem. Close and return to the prospectus.

Step Four: Make your art.

Step Five: When ready, submit through Smarter Entry.

https://client.smarterentry.com/nawasc. Two artworks from each member are guaranteed entry. Entry fee for two works of art is $20.

Calendar:

January 1 – Feb 28, 2023 submission timeframe.

When deadline is reached, the SmarterEntry program will automatically close to submissions.


 

March 10, 2021: Notification of acceptance.

Notification will be through email from SmarterEntry.

 

About Our Judge:

Our judge for We See: Creating from Verse will be renowned artist Mary Edna Fraser. She creates ethereal images often as seen from the seat of her family's heirloom plane. Her paintings and silk batiks have graced Charleston International Airport, The Ted Stage, halls of academia, houses of worship across the country and the world, museums from the Gibbes to the Smithsonian, MUSC, and private homes. Currently some of her paintings and large scale silk batiks are part of an exhibition entitled FLIGHT at Aiken-Rhett House Museum where she teams with poets Marjory Wentworth and J Drew Lanham to honor the enslaved people who lived there. Mary Edna is the recipient of Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Awards for the Arts. She is an artist, educator, author, environmentalist, lecturer, and aerial photographer.

 

 

Awards:

The submissions will be judged, and awards will be given.

First Place $100, Second Place $75, Third Place $50 and Honorable Mention awards will be presented.


Entry Guidelines and Specifications:

  • Up to two pieces from each artist is guaranteed entry.

  • All works must be for sale. Price, title, dimensions of entered work cannot be changed.

  • All finished art work exhibited online must also be professionally presented, in anticipation of sales.

  • Accepted work cannot be substituted and must be available for the duration of the exhibit.

  • Art must be original - no reproductions or Giclee prints.

  • Do not photograph your work in frames or with glass.

  • Graphic violence and/or lewd sexual content is prohibited. Nudes are acceptable at the discretion of the board.

  • NAWASC reserves the right to refuse work not professionally presented.


 

Entering Your Images:

  • Smarter Entry will be ready to receive entries as of January 1, 2023.

  • All entries are submitted at https://client.smarterentry.com/nawasc.

  • Entry form must be filled out in its entirety.

  • Submit art size up to nearest inch; if art is framed, submit framed size.

  • Do not include frame or mat when submitting photos of your art. Crop the photo to include only the artwork; be sure your image is right side up.

  • Images should be of good quality and no larger than 5MB, 1200-1500 pixels on the longest side at 300 dpi. Images should be in JPEG format.

  • If you need help entering your images, email: terry@smarterentry.com.

Please be sure to add terry@smarterentry.com and art.nawasc@gmail.com to your safe senders list to ensure you receive notifications about this exhibit.

Sales:

NAWA SC Chapter will receive 10% of sales; and artists will receive 90% of their art sales.

 

Waiver

My entry into the NAWA SC Exhibit titled: We See: Creating from Verse to be held online and entered through https:// client.smarterentry.com/nawasc, binds me to the agreement as stated below.


 

Artwork will be available for sale until the removal date at end of show: May 1, 2023.


 

In consideration of the display of my artwork, I hereby declare I am the owner and creator of the original artwork being submitted by me, both as the artwork's physical manifestation and the copyright of artwork.

I agree to allow an image of my artwork being exhibited to be used without charge for advertising and/or promotion in the furtherance of the Exhibition, and for any purposes including without limitation traditional media, social media, website as well as public relations, prior to and/or after the Exhibition.

My work is available for sale at the price hereinbefore agreed. I agree that if my work is sold during the exhibition, NAWA SC Chapter will retain 10% percent, and the artist will receive 90% percent of the selling price.

Point of release clause: the work on exhibition is considered part of the exhibition from point of opening of the exhibit (March 15, 2023) through the end of the exhibit on May 1, 2023.

I understand that my work may not be included if it fails to meet professional presentation standards (as determined by the NAWA SC Board), including but not limited to blurry photography in entry jpeg. NAWA SC retains the right of discretion to decide if artworks do or do not meet the requirements of our show standards or contain any inflammatory or offensive materials.


 

In the event of a dispute with regard to this Waiver Agreement, we agree that all disputes must be adjudicated in a State Court in the County, City and State of South Carolina, under the Laws of the State of South Carolina, without regard to choice of Law rules.


 

Regards,


 

Fran Gardner

National Association of Women Artists - SC Chapter President

 

www.nawasc.org

art.nawasc@gmail.com


Elk Grove Fine Arts Center Call for Entry

ABSTRACTLY SPEAKING 2023

  • | Start Date: 11/14/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 4/14/2023 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $20.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $20.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

ABSTRACTLY SPEAKING - 2023

CALL TO ARTISTS! – Prospectus

Reception- MAY 6 - Show continues through MAY 25

 

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:

  • All artwork must be original fine art quality conceived and created solely by the entering artist.
  • Artwork previously accepted into any EGFAC Competitions will not be accepted.
  • EGFAC has the right to reject artwork that does not look like the digital image.
  • All artwork must be framed and ready to hang, and no larger than 40”x40” including the frame.  Unframed oils/acrylics accepted only if the painting extends around edges. Artists are responsible for all shipping costs. Including the return shipping paid shipping label.
  • All art must be for sale.
  • The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will handle all sales from the exhibition and retain a 40% commission from all sales.

 

SHOW DESCRIPTION – Abstractly speaking, Abstract Art can touch the emotions in a fresh, raw and powerfully direct way.  Art that does not attempt to represent external reality but seeks to achieve it effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures.

 

JUDGE:  TBA.

 

 

CATEGORIES - all mediums are accepted.

 

 

AWARDS - RIBBONS AND MONETARY AWARDS:

Best of Show- $100; 1st Place - $75; 2nd Place - $50;

 

 

ENTRY FEE - $15 Affiliate or Associate Artist / or $20 fee per entry per piece (non-refundable) – limit 3 entries per artist. To enter go to www.elkgrovefineartscenter.org and click on the Exhibitions Tab and then Calendar of Events

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Exhibition Date – May 6 through May 26

Application Deadline – April 14

Acceptance Notification – April 19 via email

Receiving Accepted works at EGFAC – April 28 and 29, 9683 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624, 11am – 4pm  

Artist Reception – May 6 , 4-7pm, at 5:30pm awards will be announced.

Pick Up Art Works – May 26 and 27  , 11am – 4pm


Gallery Main Street Call for Entry

2023 Spring Juried Exhibit

  • | Start Date: 11/11/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 4/23/2023 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $30.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Gallery Main Street

Artists are invited to submit their work for the jurying phase of Gallery Main Street’s “Open Theme” fine art exhibit.

Visit www.DowntownTylerArts.com to learn more about Gallery Main Street.

Entries due: Apr. 23
Notifications: May 1
Drop off: May 9
Opening: May 12
Pick-up: July 5

The exhibit will run through until July 3.


Elk Grove Fine Arts Center Call for Entry

WIDE OPEN SPACES 2023

  • | Start Date: 11/14/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 5/15/2023 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $20.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $20.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

WIDE OPEN SPACES- 2023

CALL TO ARTISTS! – Prospectus

Reception- JUNE 3 - Show continues through JUNE 22

 

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:

  • All artwork must be original fine art quality conceived and created solely by the entering artist.
  • Artwork previously accepted into any EGFAC Competitions will not be accepted.
  • EGFAC has the right to reject artwork that does not look like the digital image.
  • All artwork must be framed and ready to hang, and no larger than 40”x40” including the frame.  Unframed oils/acrylics accepted only if the painting extends around edges. Artists are responsible for all shipping costs. Including the return shipping paid shipping label.
  • All art must be for sale.
  • The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will handle all sales from the exhibition and retain a 40% commission from all sales.

 

SHOW DESCRIPTION – Nature and outdoors have inspired countless people, providing keep thought, strong friendships, and a rooted bond with earth.  Revisit or discover your love of nature.  The human spirit needs Nature and in every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.

 

JUDGE:  TBA.

 

 

CATEGORIES - all mediums are accepted.

 

 

AWARDS - RIBBONS AND MONETARY AWARDS:

Best of Show- $100; 1st Place - $75; 2nd Place - $50;

 

 

ENTRY FEE - $15 Affiliate or Associate Artist / or $20 fee per entry per piece (non-refundable) – limit 3 entries per artist. To enter go to www.elkgrovefineartscenter.org and click on the Exhibitions Tab and then Calendar of Events

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Exhibition Date – June 3 through June 22

Application Deadline – May 15

Acceptance Notification – May 20 via email

Receiving Accepted works at EGFAC – May 26 and 27 , 9683 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624, 11am – 4pm  

Artist Reception – June 3 , 4-7pm, at 5:30pm awards will be announced.

Pick Up Art Works – June 23 and 24  , 11am – 4pm

 


Elk Grove Fine Arts Center Call for Entry

FIRED ART COMPETITION 2023

  • | Start Date: 11/16/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 6/16/2023 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $20.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $20.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

FIRED ART COMPETITION- 2023

CALL TO ARTISTS! – Prospectus

Reception- JULY 1  - Show continues through JULY 27

 

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:

  • All artwork must be original fine art quality conceived and created solely by the entering artist.
  • Artwork previously accepted into any EGFAC Competitions will not be accepted.
  • EGFAC has the right to reject artwork that does not look like the digital image.
  • All artwork must be framed and ready to hang, and no larger than 40”x40” including the frame.  Unframed oils/acrylics accepted only if the painting extends around edges. Artists are responsible for all shipping costs. Including the return shipping paid shipping label.
  • All art must be for sale.
  • The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will handle all sales from the exhibition and retain a 40% commission from all sales.

 

SHOW DESCRIPTION – Many artists create art using a flame or heat.  We invite all hot artists to create something steamy for this competition.

 

JUDGE:  TBA.

 

 

CATEGORIES – only art that uses heat or flame to create, such as glass, metal, ceramic, sculpture, encaustic, or plastics.

 

 

AWARDS - RIBBONS AND MONETARY AWARDS:

Best of Show- $100; 1st Place - $75; 2nd Place - $50;

 

 

ENTRY FEE - $15 Affiliate or Associate Artist / or $20 fee per entry per piece (non-refundable) – limit 3 entries per artist. To enter go to www.elkgrovefineartscenter.org and click on the Exhibitions Tab and then Calendar of Events

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Exhibition Date – July 1 through July 27

Application Deadline – June 16

Acceptance Notification – June 20 via email

Receiving Accepted works at EGFAC – June 23 & 24 , 9683 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624, 11am – 4pm  

Artist Reception – July 1 , 4-7pm, at 5:30pm awards will be announced.

Pick Up Art Works – July 28 and 29 , 11am – 4pm


Capitol Hill Art League Call for Entry

2023 Sept - CHAL "Color Explosion"

  • | Start Date: 9/1/2023 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 9/30/2023 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Capitol Hill Art League