Visual Arts Guild of Frisco Call for Entry

Art in the Mayor's Office 2020

  • | Start Date: 11/17/2019 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 12/30/2019 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $35.00 USD per 10
  • | Additional Entries: $0.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Visual Arts Guild of Frisco

Call For Artists 

ART IN THE MAYOR'S OFFICE 

As part of our successful ongoing partnership with the City of Frisco Public Art Program, we're thrilled to offer our VAGF members the opportunity to display their artwork in the Mayor's office!

Accepted categories are: painting, drawing and photography. A new artist will be selected on a quarterly basis. Please note: in order to qualify, artists must be current in their VAGF membership.  

All submitted works should be ready-to-hang with wire taut at the upper fourth of the frame. Saw hook hanging will not be accepted. All works on  1/2” - 1"  canvases should be framed. All the works on 1 1/2” to 2” canvases need to have neatly painted edges if not framed.

VAGF retains 20% commission from all sales generated through the show.

Acceptance is subject to the approval by the City officials.


Praxis Gallery | Photographic Arts Center Call for Entry

Words, Words, Words

  • | Start Date: 12/1/2019 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 12/31/2019 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $35.00 USD per 5
  • | Additional Entries: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Praxis Gallery | Photographic Arts Center

The old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” seems to suggest that a photograph transcends language, but words have been a key part of many important photographers’ work—from the billboards and signs in many Walker Evans’ photos to Lee Friedlander’s 2019 book, Signs, for example.   The interplay of language and image can create a vivid sense of tension, irony, or poignance. The size and shapes of a font are visual aspects that can carry as much weight as any other aspect in the frame.

Praxis seeks submissions of photographic art that includes written language as a fundamental aspect of the composition. The text may be in the form of signs or fragments of signs, handwriting scrawled over the photo, graffiti, palimpsests, just to name a few iterations of the theme. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

Juror: Dallas Crow

A high school English teacher for over twenty years, Dallas Crow co-teaches a course at Breck School with an art teacher in which students combine language and images. His own poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have been published in numerous periodicals, anthologies, and in the sidewalks of St. Paul. His chapbook, Small, Imperfect Paradise, was published by Parallel Press at the University of Minnesota. His photographs have appeared in galleries around the United States and internationally and on the covers of multiple books and magazines. His solo exhibition, The Other Border, was mounted at Praxis in the fall of 2018.


SE Center for Photography Call for Entry

Black, White, & More

  • | Start Date: 11/11/2019 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 1/5/2020 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $35.00 USD per 5
  • | Additional Entries: $6.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: SE Center for Photography

When one "spells something out in black and white" what does that mean? Can a color photograph communicate that concept of “no ambiguity”?  When we see things in black and white can a color photograph describe a state of mind that won’t be changed? For sure, but so can a black & white image.

"White & Black" are also thought of as opposites. In physics, black and white are not colors because they do not have specific wavelengths. Instead, white light contains all wavelengths of visible light. Black, on the other hand, is the absence of visible light.

In chess what is the meaning of the black and white playing pieces? I’ve heard it said the white piece indicates who plays first. And what of the hero and villain of U.S. Western genre film of the 1920 -1940’s. Are there other parallels you can make?

Above are just a few thoughts to start the thinking process towards unique answers to the "Black & White" call. Photographers see the world in original and fluid ways. We know your answers to the call will not disappoint.

So what really is black and white and [red] all over? I hope to find out in this juried call.

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. Openings are timed to coincide with Greenville, South Carolina's First Fridays, a celebration of art, food and music.

 


Cape Cod Art Center Call for Entry

Through Your Eyes - 2020

  • | Start Date: 11/22/2019 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 1/19/2020 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $20.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $20.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Cape Cod Art Center

Cape Cod Art Center seeks submissions for "Through Your Eyes". Open to all emerging & established artists, photographers and sculptors.

This exhibit will be split into four groups:  Portraits, Landscapes, Streetscapes and Nature.   Any interpretation of those themes is accepted.  All media will be represented in each group.

Cash awards given for Best Portrait, Best Landscape, Best Streetscape and Best Nature.

Julia O’Malley Keys and Hillary Osborn are judging the exhibit.  More information regarding the judges is available on our website.

Members must enter CCAC in the discount code box, then click apply for member discount.
*Membership status will be verified*

The jury may accept a maximum of two works from any one artist.  Payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance.  

Submissions are due by January 19, 2020 at midnight.

Artist notification by email on January 31, 2020.  We will also have a listing on our website by that date.

"Through Your Eyes " will be exhibiting in our galleries February 17 - March 14, 2020.  Receiving day for accepted pieces is February 17th.  If shipping NO packaging peanuts allowed.

The open reception will be on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 5:00-7:00 pm, awards presented at 6:00 pm.

Pick up day is Monday, March 16, 2020.

Icon image by Jamie Craddock, "Muah", drawing.


TRACY ART LEAGUE Call for Entry

2020 Expressions!

  • | Start Date: 12/15/2019 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 1/24/2020 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $15.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $15.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: TRACY ART LEAGUE

2020 Expressions! Exhibit
February 14 - February 21 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
·         No work can exceed 50” including frame

Conditions of Entry:
·         Limit six entries per category per artist
·         Entries must be wired and the wire ends taped for hanging
·         $15 per entry/$12 per entry for Tracy Art League members
·         Artwork to be hand delivered
·         A 15% donation is customary on all sales.  Make checks payable to Tracy Art League and see our staff in the Sales Room at Pick-up

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.
 

Categories:
1.       Sculpture & 3 Dimensional (weight limit 50 lbs)
2.       Oil and Acrylic
3.       Watercolor
4.       Pastel and Drawing
5.       Graphics and Mixed Media
6.       Glass

7.       Photography  (photos must be ready to hang - mounted or framed)



Awards:
·         Best of Show $450
·         Cash awards for 1st ($100), 2nd ($75), 3rd ($50) and honorable mention ($25) in each category
 
Calendar of Events:
Dec 15   –   Jan 24:  Online entries accepted at www.SmarterEntry.com/CallsForEntry/TAL
Feb 7             5pm-8pm        Receiving of accepted artwork
Feb 8          10am-2pm         Receiving of accepted artwork
Feb 14       6:30pm – 8:30pm  Artist Reception
Feb 15-16   11am to 5pm      Exhibit open
Feb 17-21     4pm to 7pm      Exhibit open
Feb 22          10am-noon       Pick-up artwork

 
2020 Juror:

Painter, Art Educator

Lucinda Kasser
Lucinda is a retired Art Professor Emeritus from University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA  

Lucinda's website: https://lucindakasser.com/


Jurying results will be determined from photographs uploaded to SmarterEntry.com.  Award judging will be from the actual accepted artwork.  All artwork will be released at the close of the show except the pieces chosen for the Expressions Selections Exhibit.  Work chosen for the Expressions Selections Exhibit will be transported to the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts.
 
Artist will be responsible for insuring their artwork.  Care will be taken during handling and exhibiting of all artwork, however, neither Tracy Art League nor the volunteers can be held responsible for loss or damage to the artwork submitted.

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Online Review of Entries: January 25 through January 30. 

Pick-Up of Work at Community Center:  Saturday, February 22 from 10am - noon (unless selected for Expressions! Selections)

Expressions! Selections 2020
presented in collaboration with the Tracy Art League - Expressions!

Dates: April 4 - May 16, 2020
GWF Energy & Souza Galleries

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 4th noon - 2pm

ES Artist Panel Discussion:  Saturday, April 25th noon - 2pm (tentative)

All of these associated events are free & open to the public.

 

Grand Theatre Center for Arts will process sales and remit payment directly to artist for Expressions! Selections.  20% commission is retained on all sales processed at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts.  

City of Tracy to issue Purchase Prize Award(s) up to $500 for inclucion into the City Art Collection, paid to the artist(s) in the amount of 80% of retail price.  

All works insured at 80% of declared fair market value by the City of Tracy while on display at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts.  

No early withdrawals; all works remain on display for the durantion of the exhibition at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts.  

Return of Work May 18-21.

 


Cape Cod Art Center Call for Entry

Color is Key - 2020 Photography Online Exhibit

  • | Start Date: 11/22/2019 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 1/26/2020 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $15.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $15.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Cape Cod Art Center

Cape Cod Art Center Photography seeks entries for their "Color is Key" Photography Online Exhibition.

All photographers of any level are invited to submit to this open juried online photography exhibit.  The goal of this exhibit is to honor the vision of rising talent and accomplished photographers.

Entries must be of original work, they cannot be a copy of another painting; a magazine or newspaper photo, or any type of reproduction; the entry must be the artist's own composition.    

Entries due by January 26, 2020 by midnight.  

Artist notification by email on February 7, 2020.  Online exhibit on website will become live on February 7, 2020.

This online exhibit is being judged by Anita Winstanley Roark.

The juror may accept a maximum of two works from any one artist.  Payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance.

Cash prizes awarded for Best in Show, Second Place and two Honorable Mentions.

Exhibit icon image by Anita Winstanley Roark, "Pond Reflections".


Tuolumne County Arts-InFocus Call for Entry

InFocus 2020

  • | Start Date: 12/5/2019 6:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 1/27/2020 6:00:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $40.00 USD per 2
  • | Additional Entries: $10.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Tuolumne County Arts-InFocus

Categories
Photographs will be judged in six categories: Landscape, Nature, In Motion, Close Up/Macro, The Art of Humankind and Man Made. Definitions of these categories and examples of each are available on the InFocus website at http://www.infocus-tcaa.org/categories.html. Each category may have both color and monochrome images. These categories may overlap. It will be your choice to pick the category you wish your image to be entered in. The InFocus Committee reserves the right to change the category of your entry if they deem it necessary. Submissions of original works of photographic art may include but are not limited to classic film and digital photography. 
 
Awards
Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded in each category: $150 for First Place, $75 for Second Place and $50 for Third Place. Additional ribbons will be awarded for Honorable Mention and Judge’s Choice. The Best of Show will receive $250 and a ribbon. The Charles Moore Excellence in Photography Award* winner will receive $250, a ribbon and a trophy. Recipients of Sponsor Awards will receive $25 and a ribbon. Two People’s Choice awards will be presented at the end of the show to the photographs receiving (1) the most votes by the student visitors and (2) all other visitors. Each award may be eligible for a merchandise prize.
 
 
Conditions of Entry
·      The work must be completed within the last two 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 may 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.organd notices will be sent by email no later than Tuesday, February 18, 2020.  Note that accepted entries will be listed by name as entered into 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 athttp://www.InFocus-tcaa.orgfor more detailed information.
 
Entry Fees
$40 for the first two images and $10 for each additional image entry. 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. A 25% gallery commission applies to all sales with commission going to InFocus to improve future shows. On Saturday, March 21st, all works will be discounted by 25% and no additional commission will be charged. Benefit goes to the purchaser.

Calendar of Events
Dec 5, 2019, Thursday                             Online entry begins at 6:00 a.m.
January 27, 2020, Monday                       Last day to submit images. Entry closes at 6:00 p.m.
February 18, 2020, Tuesday                    Accepted notifications sent via email and posted on the website 
March 6-7, Friday & Saturday                Accepted art hand delivered to Angelo’s Hall in Columbia:
                                                                            Friday from 12:00 p.m. through 5:00 p.m. 
                                                                                   Saturday from 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m.
March 8, 2020, Sunday                            Exhibition is open to the public at 5:00 p.m.
March 8, 2020, Sunday                            Reception & presentation of awards to Artists from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.                                                                   
March 9- 21, 2020                                    Show is open to the public from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
March 21, 2020                                        Sale Day. All works will be discounted 25% 
March 22, 2020 Sunday                           Show is open to the public from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
March 22, 2020 Sunday                           Artists pick up their entries between 3:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.                                                  
 
Rules
·      Accepted art must be the same as submitted online.
·      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.
·      Show administrators reserve the right to change the category in which a photograph is entered if the photograph is, in their judgment, entered into the wrong category. The artist will be contacted to confirm before any changes are made. If contact can not be made the image will stay in it’s submitted category.
·      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.
·      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 maximum width of an image is 34 inchesmeasured 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" 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. 
·      Works that have been selected for the show must be hand delivered to Angelos Hall during the check in period. If you are unable to deliver or pick up on the designated dates please make arrangements prior to deadlines. 
·      InFocus and TCA are unable to accept works that are shipped.
·      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 selected for the show must be picked up on Sunday, March 22, 2019 at Angelos Hall between 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 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 and may be picked up there by arrangement. A storage fee will be charged for photos that are not picked up within 14 days. TCA does not accept responsibility for any damages that might occur in transporting.
 
*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.C


Coos Art Museum Call for Entry

Expressions West 2020

  • | Start Date: 12/15/2019 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 1/30/2020 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $20.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $10.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Coos Art Museum
CALL TO ARTISTS

Event Dates: 1 May - 27 June, 2020
Entry Deadline: 31 January 2020

Opening Night Reception & Awards Ceremony – Friday, April 19, 2020, 5-7 p.m.

Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420

CASH AWARDS:

1st: $1000, 2nd: $750, 3rd: $250, 4 honorable mention ribbons

 

Eligibility

Artists residing in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are invited to provide up to three submissions.

ELIGIBLE ART MEDIUMS: Allowed with the following criteria

Paintings - limitation of 48 inches by 96 inches - this includes the frame.
Drawings - limitation of 48 inches by 96 inches - this includes the frame.
Hand pulled prints - limitation of 48 inches by 96 inches - this includes the frame.
Mixed media - limitation of 48 inches by 96 inches - this includes the frame.
Fiber & textiles - limitation of 48 inches by 96 inches - this includes the frame or mounting device.
Fiber & textiles - wearable - must supply display device
Small sculptures - weight limitation of 50 lbs. and 48" inches by 96 inches.
Glass - blown, fused or leaded stained - if to be suspended, must include a secure hanging or display device.
Turned and carved wood - weight limitation of 50 lbs. and 48" inches by 96 inches.
Jewelry - only if ALL elements were created by the artist.

Any and all themes of expression define the parameters of acceptable entries.

General Rules

Each artist can provide a total of up to three (3) submissions. There is a non-refundable fee of $20 for the first submission plus $10 for the second submission plus $10 for the third submission. Artworks submitted must have been created within the last 2 years (2018 - 2020) with a framed size limitation of 48 inches by 96 inches and a weight limitation of 50 pounds.

If you are submitting a work that is part of a series, the submitted piece MUST be unique and distinguishable from any of your other works of art. Works that have previously been exhibited at Coos Art Museum are NOT eligible. 

Artworks that are accepted must be the same as the images on the files entered no substitutions.

NOTE: If your work is a replica of another person's work - Title MUST contain notation of the original work and original artist. Example: "..........A Study of the Mona Lisa, by Leonardo DaVinci"

INELIGIBLE ART MEDIUMS:  Photography, video, motion picture film, audio, computer generated digital artworks, giclée prints of original fine art, and furniture.

Deadline for submissions is 31 January 2020 

Notice of acceptance will be sent by 13 February 2020

Cash Awards First Place Award will receive cash prize of $1000. Second Place Award will receive cash prize of $750. Third Place Award will receive cash prize of $250. Non Cash Awards Four Honorable Mention ribbons will also be awarded.

Sales:
Works in the exhibition may be available for sale. Artist agrees to donate 30% of any sale to Coos Art Museum. PLEASE PRICE YOUR WORKS WITH THIS IN MIND!  Sales made from the Museum are final.  Artist is to be paid three weeks from end of show. Your entry confirms all terms of this agreement.

Delivery and Pickup of Art Works:
Artists whose work is accepted must have artworks delivered to the Museum via carrier service at their own expense for arrival between April 21 and April 26, 2020. Hand delivered work will be received at the museum on Thursday and Friday, April 23 & 24, 2020 between 10 am and 4 pm and Saturday, April 25, 2020 between 1 pm and 4 pm.   Coos Art Museum will not pay for return shipment of artwork. Artists must make pre-paid arrangements to have their work returned to them, or may pick up their work in person at the Museum on Saturday June 27 4-6pm and Sunday June 28, 2020 between 10am and 12:30pm.

General Specifications:
Works must be ready for hanging and have a framed size of no more than 48 inches by 96 inches. All work must be labeled on the back with the artist’s name, address, and phone number.  Labels must also show the work’s Title, Medium, Date of Creation, and (retail) value of the piece as set by the artist. Art is insured while in the Museum from April 21 through July 11, 2020.

Juror:
Yuji Hiratsuka Yuji Hiratsuka is a Corvallis, Oregon artist and Associate Professor of printmaking at Oregon State University. In his work Hiratsuka combines the techniques of intaglio, relief and chine collé to produce images drawn from both traditional and contemporary sources. He expresses the mismatched hodgepodge of daily life and whimsical and spontaneous aspects of human nature. Hiratsuka’s works can be found in many important collections including: the British Museum, Tokyo Central Museum, Cincinnati Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, and The House of Humor and Satire in Bulgaria. In 2018 he won the first place award in Coos Art Museum’s Ink and Print exhibition and his print Diamonds, Always and Forever was added to the Museum’s Permanent Collection.

Coos Art Museum (CAM): 
Coos Art Museum is the cornerstone of visual arts on Oregon’s Southern Coast. Through collections, exhibitions and educational programs, we are building an arts and cultural community and promoting the appreciation, understanding and expression of visual art. It is the third oldest art museum in Oregon. CAM traces its roots to the Coos Artist League, active since 1950. Members of the League conducted early operations in storefront locations before moving to a Carnegie Public Library Building. In 1982 Coos Art Museum membership acquired and remodeled the retired US Post Office building, a historical art deco structure built in 1937. Currently, CAM has six active galleries totaling 5,600 square feet of display space and a 600 piece and growing Permanent Collection of mid-20th Century and contemporary American art.

Important Dates:
January 31, 2020
- Deadline for submissions sent to Coos Art Museum.
February 13, 2020 - Notification of acceptance/rejection and return of non-selected submissions.
April 18, 2020 - Deadline for receiving accepted artwork.
May 1, 2020 – Opening reception 5-7 pm June 27, 2020 - Hand retrieval of artwork from 4 - 6 pm. June 28, 2020 – Hand retrieval of artwork from 10am – 12:30pm.
June 30 – July 3, 2020 - Artwork returned via couriers.


Rocky Neck Art Colony Call for Entry

Goetemann Residency 2020

  • | Start Date: 12/7/2019 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 2/5/2020 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $35.00 USD per 10
  • | Additional Entries: $0.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Rocky Neck Art Colony

The Goetemann Artist Residency at Rocky Neck Art Colony provides a private, live-work studio on the scenic waterfront of Gloucester, Massachusetts.  Each year this residency is awarded to three contemporary visual artists and one environmental/installation artist.  For 16 years we have welcomed artists from across the US and the world to come work in Rocky Neck for one month, from May through October.  Selected artists demonstrate a high caliber of work, originality and seriousness of purpose.  Each artist in residence is expected to give an opening and a closing talk to help local artists stay informed of trends in the art world.
 


Rocky Neck Art Colony Call for Entry

Environmental Installation 2020

  • | Start Date: 12/7/2019 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 2/5/2020 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $35.00 USD per 10
  • | Additional Entries: $0.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Rocky Neck Art Colony

Newly established in 2017, this program is an effort to bring art out of the studio and make it both visible and accessible to the public.

We encourage the creation of site-specific installations that engage the public and draw attention to questions and challenges posed by environmental policies, politics, and/or social change.

Through our partnerships with local non-profits and community programs, artists are asked to respond creatively to the concerns of the greater Gloucester/Cape Ann Community.

Applications will be juried each spring by our committee. One gifted artist will be awarded a month-long residency term which includes a waterfront live-work studio space and access to a rich cultural community.

Residents chosen are requested to host an opening and closing talk to engage with our community.

We accept applications through February 5, 2020.

Information on this year’s Environmental Installation Artist’s topic and our partner, Ocean Alliance www.whale.org: 

The Committee places exceptional value on the year-round work performed by the Alliance. Their continuing efforts to protect existing whale populations while educating the public about the fragility of our oceans resonates with the entire world.

As stated on their website;

Ocean Alliance strives to increase public awareness of the importance of whale and ocean health through research and public education. We work with our scientific partners to collect a broad spectrum of data on whales and ocean life. Ocean Alliance uses this data to advise educators, policy makers, and the general public on wise stewardship of the oceans to mitigate pollution, prevent the collapse of marine mammal populations, and promote ocean and human health. Ocean Alliance, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Organization, and was founded in 1971.

The installation site measures 30×40’ and sits on the Gloucester waterfront exposed to strong winds and the elements in the gravel parking lot of the Ocean Alliance facility.

Highly visible to passing fishing ships, sailing and recreational boats, the site also provides free public access for tourists and visitors on foot or by car.

The artist will be given open access to the site.


SE Center for Photography Call for Entry

Alternative Processes

  • | Start Date: 12/9/2019 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 2/9/2020 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $35.00 USD per 5
  • | Additional Entries: $6.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: SE Center for Photography

Alternative Processes, the SE Center is looking for all forms of Alternative and Antique processes, albumen to ziatype, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome. Digital source images are acceptable if converted to negatives and processed in a historical technique and digital reproduction of alternative technique works, either for further processing or presentation, is acceptable, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Our juror for Alternative Processes is Jill Enfield. Jill Enfield is a fine art photographer, author and educator and a leading authority in Alternative Photographic Processes. In addition to expertise in current standard digital photo techniques for the last 10+ years, Enfield is also known for her instruction of hand coloring, wet plate collodion, and an array of other photo processes at Parsons The New School for Design, Fashion Institute of Photography, New York University, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, and the International Center of Photography in New York City as well as RISD. 

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.


Elk Grove Fine Arts Center Call for Entry

8th Annual Open Fine Art Competition

  • | Start Date: 12/11/2019 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 2/10/2020 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $20.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $20.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

8th ANNUAL OPEN FINE ART COMPETITION 


Categories   1) Water Media; 2) Oil; 3) Acrylic or Mixed Media;  4) Pastel or Drawing; 5) Photography; 6) Three Dimensional

Entry Fee - $15 –member fee and $20.00 – non-member fee  per entry per piece (non-refundable) – limit 3 entries per artist. 

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY - All artwork must be original fine art quality conceived and created solely by the entering artist.  The majority of materials used in piece will determine the category.  Artwork previously accepted into the EGFAC Open Fine Art Competition will not be accepted.  EGFAC has the right to reject artwork that does not look like thedigital image. All artwork must be framed and ready to hang, and no larger than 24”x36” including the frame. Unframed oils/acrylics accepted only if the painting extends around edges (gallery wrap.)   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.

JUDGE– This year our judge is Michelle O’Brien, the gallery director at Elliott Fouts Gallery in Midtown, Sacramento. She received a BA in Art History from UC Davis and in her spare time runs a successful art blog called Dressed To Match, where she coordinates her outfits to match murals, art in museums, and other pieces of public art in various cities. Michelle lives in East Sacramento with her husband Sean.

Awards  

First Place in each category - $200; Second Place in each category - $100; Best of Show - $300; People’s Choice Award- ribbon

IMPORTANT DATES

February 10th – Application Deadline

February 18th – Acceptance Notification – via email 

February 29 and March 1  - Receiving of Accepted Artwork11-4pm, at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center, 9683 Elk Grove Florin Road; Elk Grove 95624.  Also bring your signed liability form upon delivery.

March 7th ,   Saturday 4-7pm  Artist Reception – Category Award Winners will be announced and presented at the Reception on March 7th at 5:30   All participants and guests (family and friends) are encouraged to attend.

Show runs from March 7th   through March  27th  The exhibition is Free to the public.

The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is open from 11 – 4pm, Wednesday through Saturday..

March 28 and 29  -  Pick- up art work –from 11-4pm.  All artwork must be picked up or a $5.00 holding fee will be charged per piece per day. 

 

EGFAC will not be responsible for any lost or damaged art submitted to their Open Fine Art Competition.  If there are too few applicants for a category, then EGFAC has the right to cancel the category and refund all entry fees.

Registration Agreement:  I have read and agree to abide by the above instructions.  I release the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center from all responsibility for damage, loss, or injury during the show.


Carnegie Arts Center Call for Entry

Firing Imagination: Contemporary Ceramics & Glass

  • | Start Date: 11/5/2019 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 2/23/2020 4:00:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $20.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $15.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Carnegie Arts Center

 Firing Imagination: Contemporary Ceramics & Glass is a juried exhibition highlighting the demanding technical aspects and wide variety of creative exploration possible in these challenging media. Entries will be accepted from throughout the Western United States. The show will be juried by artists Susannah Israel and Otto Rigan. More than 50 works may be included in the exhibition and should represent the very best being created today. On view from April 8 – May 24, 2020.

Fees: Non-refundable entry fee is $15 for the first entry, $10 for each additional entry for members of the CAC; $20 for the first entry, $15 for each additional entry for non-members. Each artist may enter up to five (5) works. Members should use the promo code CAC when submitting payment for entries (status will be verified before works can be accepted).

Media: Works featuring glass and/or ceramics, in any technique, will be considered. Works in mixed media are acceptable if glass or ceramic elements are prominently included.

Awards

Best of Show: $800

Two Awards of Excellence: $400 each

Two Awards of Merit: $200 each

For complete competition details please refer to teh full prospectus on our website. www.carnegieartsturlock.org

 


NYC4PA Call for Entry

NYC4PA WATER 2019

  • | Start Date: 10/27/2019 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 2/26/2020 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $35.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $10.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: NYC4PA

 "Water water everywhere..... "   "Don't water it down."

 

Water, all around us, is an essential part of our lives. How do you capture water in a photograph". Is it glistening droplets from a polar bear shaking itself off, a surfer caught in the curl, or a boat gently gliding down a river. Teardrops, raindrops, dew drops .... ice floes, waterfalls, rapids and serene lakes . The list goes on. Black and white, color, abstract - all mediums are welcome. 


NYC4PA Call for Entry

NYC4PA DECAY CORROSION RUST 2019-20

  • | Start Date: 12/1/2019 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 3/8/2020 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $35.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $10.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: NYC4PA

There are new shiny things all around us, but are they as interesting as an old rusted car, peeling paint on a run down building, or half fallen walls in a dilapidated castle.  There is amazing beauty in the decayed, the corroded, the rusted... making those images more compelling and interesting than those of readily available brand new items! 

 

Consider the amazing textures and colors in an abandoned, dilapidated factory, the rust on an old bike, contrasting plaster and lathing on a corroded wall and the myriad of possible captures in a junkyard.  Neighborhoods, disparagingly called "run down", are treasure troves of "decayed" tumble down houses, "corroded" discarded toys, "rusted" cars, trash cans and so on. 

 

Decay, Corrosion, Rust.... can take many forms; black and white, color, abstract - all photographic media are welcome. 


Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons Call for Entry

Awash with Color 2020

  • | Start Date: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 3/10/2020 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $15.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $15.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons

Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons invites all WASH members to enter our 42nd annual juried watercolor exhibition, “Awash with Color 2020.” This is your chance to shine! Not a member? Join us, show with us! Please see prospectus for full show rules.

AWARDS

Best of Show $200

2 Awards of Excellence $100 each

4 Awards of Merit

Named Awards

8-10 Honorable Mention Awards

Up to $3000 in cash and merchandise prizes from our generous sponsors and donors.

WASH, as the premier watercolor association in the Central Valley, is uniquely situated to attract watermedia artists of all levels from all over the Northern California and Eastern Nevada region. In our permanent home at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center featuring a large studio and three spacious galleries with new lighting systems, work is proudly displayed to its best advantage.

In our forty two years as an organization, we have had many accomplished artists jury our exhibitions. This year the judge for our member show will be Carolyn Lord, a signature member of National Watercolor Society and the California Watercolor Association and a distinguished plein air artist.

All entries are to be brought in person, or by proxy, to Sacramento Fine Arts Center 5330-B Gibbons Dr. Carmichael, CA  95608 on the dates below. If you have trouble entering online, or need to arrange a different drop-off date, please contact AlysLynn Lemke, Show Coordinator at alyslynn@att.net.

RECEIVING DATES

Friday, March 13, 1-5pm and Saturday, March 14, 11am-2pm

SECOND SATURDAY ARTIST RECEPTION

April 11, 5:30 – 8:00 pm, Awards Presentation – 7:00 pm

ENTRY FEES

$15 per entry or $40 for 3 entries (non-refundable)

Limit of 3 entries accepted per member

Two to three paintings per artist will be hung, space permitting

MEMBERSHIP DUES

$60 for SFAC and $25 for WASH per year

Entry fees and dues also accepted at receiving

 

 


SouthWest Artists, Inc. Call for Entry

2020 Small Works National Competition

  • | Start Date: 11/23/2019 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 3/15/2020 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $25.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $10.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: SouthWest Artists, Inc.

This annual competition assembles the finest display of 2 dimensional, original paintings with the highest quality in workmanship, color, value, composition, style and diversity.

With a maximum size of 16 inches in any direction, including frame, artists will compete for one of ten awards, ranging from $750 to $25. All work must be for sale.

All entries must be the original work of the artist created after May 1, 2015 and done without the supervision of an instructor; mechanical copy aides; or computer programs. No replicas of any portion of another artist’s published or copyrighted work may be included. No photographs or over-painted photographs.

Entry fee is $25 for the first entry and $10 for each following entry. Entries will be juried, selecting the top 90 paintings from which a highly qualified judge will select the award winners.

For more details and prior to entering, one must read and agree to the attached prospectus.

 


The Museum of Flight Call for Entry

2020 Spirit of Flight Juried Photography Competition

  • | Start Date: 1/2/2020 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 3/31/2020 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $25.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $10.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: The Museum of Flight

Exhibit participation is open to all photographers. The exhibit will go on display in the Museum of Flight's Great Gallery beginning May 30, 2020 and will be on display for approximately 3 months.

Theme:

For this year’s exhibition, we request images that reflect upon the “Spirit of Flying Home.” Inspired by the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, and the boundless emotions felt the world over by returning service members and families after the extended global conflict.

The Museum's jury panel will select three prizewinning images from the show to feature in the Museum magazine, Aloft. Prizewinning photographers will also receive a complimentary museum membership.


Cape Cod Art Center Call for Entry

Spring Open - 2020 - National All Media

  • | Start Date: 1/17/2020 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 4/19/2020 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $25.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $25.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Cape Cod Art Center

Open to all emerging & established artists in all mediaCape Cod Art Center seeks submissions for Spring Open – 2020”.  Artists from near and far are invited to participate in this annual exhibit.  Any subject matter will be considered.  There is a special award for Best Cape Cod Landscape.  Up to $1,500 in cash awards given.

Members must enter CCAC in the discount code box, then click apply for member discount.  *Membership status will be verified*

Take the best picture of your art and submit your JPEG's by April 19, 2020 by midnight.

Entries must be of original work, they cannot be a copy of another painting; a magazine or newspaper photo, or any type of reproduction; the entry must be the artist's own composition.  No crafts or commercial prints may be accepted. 

Artist notification by email and posted on our website on May 1, 2020.  All those who submitted jpegs will be emailed.  If you do not receive an email by May 1st, contact kate@capecodartcenter.org.  

Deborah Quinn Munson is judging this exhibit.  Go to our website for more information regarding the judges.  www.CapeCodArtCenter.org

Go to our website for the exhibit prospectus.

The jury may accept a maximum of two works from any one artist.  Payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance.

Spring Open is on display at CCAC from May 18 - June 13, 2019.

"Spring Open 2020" Exhibit Thumbnail image by Judith Freeman Clark, "Garden Royalty", watercolor


SouthWest Artists, Inc. Call for Entry

2020 Art of the Heartland National Competition

  • | Start Date: 11/23/2019 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 7/15/2020 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $45.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $25.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: SouthWest Artists, Inc.

As one of the nations most prestigous, juried competition of representational work, it showcases the diverse work from regional and national artists.  The show’s dates coincide with our greatest tourist season, generating thousands of additional residents to the area.   

This exhibition is limited to original, two-dimensional paintings in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and other mediums completed in the last five years.  Computer-generated art, photography, or over painted photography are not eligible.  The size is restricted to 36 inches, including frame in any direction.  For complete information, read our prospectus carefully.  


Garrison Art Center Call for Entry

2021 Gallery Exhibition

  • | Start Date: 10/7/2019 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 9/3/2021 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $20.00 USD per 10
  • | Host: Garrison Art Center

The Riverside Galleries at Garrison Art Center consist of two gallery spaces for solo and curated group exhibitions throughout the year. The Trudy and Henry Gillette Gallery is the largest of the spaces suitable for large scale exhibitions, installations, performances, and gallery talks. The adjacent Anita Hart Balter Gallery is suitable for smaller exhibitions and installations. 

Artists and/or curators who wish to submit a proposal for exhibition are welcome to complete the online form. The Gallery selection committee meets once a year to review all applications for the upcoming year's gallery calendar. Open to US residents only. Artists are encouraged to visit the Art Center before applying. There is a $20 processing fee to apply.

Must be 18 years or older to apply.

All gallery inquiries should be addressed to Barbara Smith Gioia, Exhibitions Coordinator, at gallery@garrisonartcenter.org