Sierra Art Trails Call for Entry

Sierra Art Trails 2018

  • | Start Date: 3/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 5/25/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $25.00 USD per set
  • | Host: Sierra Art Trails

SIERRA ART TRAILS 2018 - Yosemite Foothills Open Studio Tour - Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 5-7, 2018 

Welcome to Sierra Art Trails 2018, our 16th annual Yosemite Foothills Open Studio Tour. The exhibit is the largest art event in our area, showcasing a wide range of fine art and fine craft in communities throughout Eastern Madera and Mariposa Counties. 

The area encompassed by the event includes Oakhurst, Coarsegold, North Fork, Yosemite Lakes Park , and communities along Highway 49 from Ahwahnee to Mariposa. The show takes place in artist’s studios, homes, art galleries, wineries, B&Bs, and other businesses throughout the area. 

Sierra Art Trails is open to artists and artisans working in many media including painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, printmaking, mixed media, papermaking, woodcarving, digital art, jewelry, textile arts, art glass and more!.  Mass produced crafts, gift items, etc. will not be accepted. 

Sierra Art Trails is open to both local artists and artists from outside the area.  Artists with studios located in Eastern Madera and Mariposa Counties are encouraged to show in their home studios, and to share their show sites with others. The planning committee will work with artists who do not have access to a suitable show site to help them find a location to show their work. 

Artists must be Present to Participate - Artists must be present at their sites both Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Friday is an optional day for participating artists.  

Sierra Art Trails has a dedicated audience excited to attend year after year. In addition to visiting with the artists and purchasing works from the people who create them, visitors are encouraged to explore our communities, patronize our hotels and restaurants, and learn more about our area. 

As an artist, there are many reasons to consider applying for the show. Participating artists are featured in the tour catalog, included in a month-long Preview Exhibit, and benefit from an extensive advertising campaign.  While successful sales are important, the promotional exposure alone is well worth the cost of participation.  Networking opportunities, offers to participate in other exhibits, and post show sales often result from participation in Sierra Art Trails. 

Artists who want to apply should read the complete prospectus on our website at https://www.sierraarttrails.org/sierra-art-trails-prospectus/ and should refer to it when completing the application.

To learn more about Sierra Art Trails please contact:

Stellar Gallery, 40982 Hwy 41, Suite 1, Oakhurst CA 93644

(559) 658-8844, email: info@sierraarttrails.org

or visit us on the web at www.sierraarttrails.org

 


Carnegie Arts Center Call for Entry

Carnegie Art Showcase

  • | Start Date: 4/28/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 5/27/2018 5:00:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $20.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $20.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Carnegie Arts Center
Entries are now being accepted for the annual Carnegie Art Showcase taking place this summer at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock. The juried exhibition is a celebration of artistic excellence from across our region. Entries of works in all media are being accepted now through May 27th, and the show will be on display from July 11 through August 31, 2018.
 
Works in all media will be accepted and artists may enter up to eight works. Entry fee is $20 per work. Members of the Carnegie Arts Center should use the Promo Code CAC when paying for entries to receive a discount. Artists living in all regions of Central and Northern California are eligible to enter; this includes all counties north of Kern County. A total of $2,800 in prize money will be awarded.
 
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: All entry materials (entry forms, images, and fees) must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, 2018. Any questions? Contact the Carnegie office, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock, by email: admin@carnegieartsturlock.org; or call (209) 632-5761 for assistance.
 
Media
Works in any media may be entered. No size restrictions.
 
Awards
Best of Show: $800
Two Awards of Excellence: $400 each
Four Awards of Merit: $200 each
Six Honorable Mentions: $50 each
Mayor's Award: $100
 
Fees
Non-refundable entry fee is $15 per entry for members of the CAC; $20 per entry for non-members. Each artist may enter up to eight (8) works.
 
Restrictions
Artists must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Central or Northern California.
 
Jurors for the 2018 Art Showcase will be Louisa Benhissen, artist/faculty member at Merced College, Penny Otwell, painter, and Brian Taylor, Director of the Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel.

Art League of Long Island Call for Entry

It's All About the Light!

  • | Start Date: 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 5/30/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $40.00 USD per 2
  • | Additional Entries: $10.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Art League of Long Island

The Art League of LI asks artists to submit works in any medium, dealing with their interpretation of light.  Your use of light and dark may make a scene appear ominous or contemplative, violent or tranqui.  Do you express a quality of light through your use of color, creating harmony or disharmony?  You may strive for dramatic chiaroscuro or the flat light of mid-day.  Values of color can create patterns of lights and darks.  How do you address light in your work?

See prospectus at http://artleagueli.net/files/All_About_Light_prospectus_2018.pdf


BWAC Call for Entry

COLOR

  • | Start Date: 2/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 5/30/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $45.00 USD per 5
  • | Additional Entries: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: BWAC

"In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is—as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art. In order to use color effectively it is necessary to recognize that color deceives continually. Color is “passive,” “deceptive,” and “unstable,” color behaves, color  ismagic."   - Joseph Albers, Interaction ofColor

This is an open Call for Submissions from artists all over the USA for an exhibit in our gallery – 8000 square feet of a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. With its trendy restaurants, bars, boutiques and billion-dollar view of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor, it’s an exciting place to visit and EXHIBIT. The enormous space of the gallery affords us the opportunity to exhibit largework, and we welcome it.

We are fortunate to be joined by a prestigious juror – Marcela Guerrero, Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art.With her experience, expect an exceptionally exciting exhibition!

BWAC Show Curators: Katrina D. Jeffries and Alicia Degener

$3000 in Cash Awards - Selections made by our juror, Marcela Guerrero.

Early Bird Discounted Deadline: May 9, 2018
Final Submission Deadline: May 30, 2018
Gallery Exhibition Dates: July 28 – August 19, 2018 weekends 1-6PM
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 1-6PM

See PROSPECTUS for full details and submission Sign Up Now! link.


Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Call for Entry

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Contest DIVERSITY

  • | Start Date: 2/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 5/31/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $40.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $10.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

Our world contains an astonishing variety of creatures, perspectives, and people. It is these differences that create the exquisite beauty and boundless wonder of our planet.

Whether it is cultural, biological, or philosophical, photography has the power to highlight and preserve the vast array of the human (and animal) experience.

For our DIVERSITY contest, show us images that highlight the richness and complexity that makes our society and our universe a beautiful, intriguing, and awe-inspiring place.


Photo Review Call for Entry

The 2018 Photo Review International Photography Competition

  • | Start Date: 4/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 5/31/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $35.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $8.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Photo Review

Accepted work will be reproduced in the 2018 competition issue of The Photo Review, a critical journal of photography with an international scope and readership, and on The Photo Review website. Prizewinners will be exhibited at the photography gallery at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Forrest Old will choose one photographer for a one-person show at Red Filter Gallery. Editor’s selections will be exhibited in several Photo Review web galleries. Juror: Museum of Modern Art Curator of Photography Sarah Meister , New York City.

To add a discounted subscription to your entry, use the discount or promo code "USsubs" for subscriptions within the US, "Canadasubs" for subscriptions in Canada, and "Othersubs" for subscriptions elsewhere in the world. (Higher rates outside the US are solely due to postage costs.)


San Francisco Women Artists Call for Entry

Patterns

  • | Start Date: 5/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 6/2/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $45.00 USD per 3
  • | Host: San Francisco Women Artists

The San Francisco Women Artists (SFWA) organization, located in the City’s Inner Sunset neighborhood, is pleased to announce this Open Competition for our July Gallery show.  Bay Area artists (men and women) are invited to submit 2D work in any medium except video for this juried competition. Maximum width for any piece is 50" INCLUDING FRAME, unless prior permission from gallery has been obtained.  The exhibit will run from July 10th to August 4th.

All submitted artwork must be for sale.  

Please carefully read the Call for Entries for complete details.


SE Center for Photography Call for Entry

Color '18

  • | Start Date: 4/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 6/3/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $35.00 USD per 5
  • | Additional Entries: $6.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: SE Center for Photography

The Color photograph. We want to celebrate Color in all it’s forms at the SE Center. Our juror, Guy Tal, would like to see  creativity and self-expression. He has no preference subject, or style but would like to be able to see the photographer's mind at work, his or her use of visual composition and original thinking.

Color of course, all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Our juror for Color is Guy Tal. Tal is a professional artist, author, photographer, educator and public speaker. He believes that the practice of creative pursuits manifests not only in the making of art, but also has the ability to transform and enrich life, facilitate meaningful and rewarding experiences, and foster contentment and satisfaction through lifelong discovery and learning.

 


Associated Louisiana Artists, INC Call for Entry

Through My Eyes - Louisiana Students

  • | Start Date: 12/29/2017 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 6/4/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $0.00 USD per 3
  • | Host: Associated Louisiana Artists, INC

Limited to Louisiana Students from seventh grade through twelfth grade who graduate in 2017-2018 school year.

The subject choice will be detrmined by the student.

Best in Show --- $100

1st Place --- $50

2nd Place --- $25

Mediums allowed- Painting, drawing (oil, acrylic, scratch board, pastel, pencil, pen and ink) no photographs

20 pieces of art will be selected for exhibit at Associated Louisiana Artists, Inc at the Gallery by the Lake, Lake Charles, LA.

Entries cannot exceed 18" by 24" or any configuration that exceeds 432 square inches.   All work must arrive wired and ready to hang(no sawtooth hangers).  Nudes and lewd interpretations will not be accepted.  Non-compliance will void the entry. 

A 20% Gallery commission will be assessed on the sale of artwork sold, but the art must remain in the exhibit until the close of this show.

The artist must pay all expenses for shipping work to and from the exhibit.  All shipped work must be sent in reusable  packaging with a pre-paid return address shipping label.

 


Associated Louisiana Artists, INC Call for Entry

Through My Eyes - 18 years and older - Not in middle or high school

  • | Start Date: 1/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 6/4/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $25.00 USD per 3
  • | Host: Associated Louisiana Artists, INC

Media Specs- Any two dimentioal work on paper or canvas in digital, printmaking, oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, pen/ink or charcoal - does not include photos

Eligibility - Open to all artists residing in the United States.  Artwork should have been completed in the last two years.  Nudes or lewd interpretation will not be accepted.  Non-compliance will void the entry; the fee is non-refundable.

Presentation - Accepted artwork must be suitable for hanging in gallery presentation with wire as well as packaged for rigors of shipping if applicable.  Artists may not submit more than 3 entries. 

Entry Fee- A non-refundable entry fee of $25 is charged each entrant and entitles artist up to three entries.  Credit card payments are accepted using the client.smarterentry.com website.  The prospectus can be downloaded at lakecharlesartists.com.

Best in Show     $500.

1st Place           $300.

2nd Place          $100.


NYC4PA Call for Entry

NYC4PA HUMANS 2018

  • | Start Date: 3/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 6/10/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $35.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $10.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: NYC4PA

Art history is filled with images of HUMANS that have changed our lives and changed our minds. Painting, sculpture, works on paper and now photography have engaged us in our own reflection. Photography, the most accessible medium, shows us our humanity through traditional portraiture, street photography, families, events and maybe even selfies. This is not about equipment, it is about ideas and vision. We consider our various manifestations as we see through the lens of others. Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avedon, Henri Cartier Bresson, Vivian Meier - all have a unique vision of who we are. HUMANS is a call for entry for YOUR vision of who we are. Images must have people in them photographed alone, as couples or in groups. Images can be spontaneous or structured, in the street, at sporting events or celebrations. This call for entry is about how you see yourself and/or the people around you. Captured traditionally or by alternative process, cell phone or film, the possibilities are endless.Art history is filled with images of HUMANS that have changed our lives and changed our minds. Painting, sculpture, works on paper and now photography have engaged us in our own reflection. Photography, the most accessible medium, shows us our humanity through traditional portraiture, street photography, families, events and maybe even selfies. This is not about equipment, it is about ideas and vision. We consider our various manifestations as we see through the lens of others. Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avedon, Henri Cartier Bresson, Vivian Meier - all have a unique vision of who we are. HUMANS is a call for entry for YOUR vision of who we are. Images must have people in them photographed alone, as couples or in groups. Images can be spontaneous or structured, in the street, at sporting events or celebrations. This call for entry is about how you see yourself and/or the people around you. Captured traditionally or by alternative process, cell phone or film, the possibilities are endless.


BWAC Call for Entry

Material Matters: Breaking with Tradition

  • | Start Date: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 6/14/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $35.00 USD per 5
  • | Additional Entries: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: BWAC

As an expression of culture, art is often unconventional and rebellious; experimental and insightful. Yet, art by necessity relies upon familiar traditions to achieve its unconventional ends. This is why the better we know our traditions, the more cleverly we can break them.

The annual exhibition, Material Matters, asks artists who work in a variety of traditional materials -- clay, glass, wood, metal or fiber/textile -- to consider the traditions underpinning their work and the rules and conventions they break in method or material. Artists are invited to submit original works that change traditional "ways of seeing" by demonstrating a break with the past or suggesting a new way forward, whether toward logical or illogical conclusions.

 

Melissa Stern is an artist and journalist. Her drawing and sculpture have been exhibited in museums, galleries, private and corporate collections throughout the world.  Stern uses a wide range of materials including encaustic, clay, pastel, and steel. Her sculptural work includes found objects, souvenirs, vintage magazines and books as well as fabricated images and sculpture. Her art reviews and cultural commentary have been featured in Hyperallergic, a Brooklyn-based digital arts publication, and she serves as Art Editor for Posit, a journal of literature and art.

 

$450 in cash awards, including $250 GOLD prize.


BWAC Call for Entry

really Affordable Art $how

  • | Start Date: 5/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 6/14/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $45.00 USD per 5
  • | Additional Entries: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: BWAC

BWAC's fourth national juried 'really Affordable Art Show,' with selections made by Brinda Kumar, Assistant Curator in Modern and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art here in NYC.

This is a selling show with art priced for anyone and everyone.  All work submitted must be for sale at $499 or less.  You will get 70% of the selling price.

$2050 in Cash Awards and Purchase Prizes.


Praxis Gallery | Photographic Arts Center Call for Entry

Theme | The Telling Image

  • | Start Date: 5/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 6/15/2018 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 photograph’s power as a narrative tool is derived from the impression that what is captured within the frame is an accurate representation of what actually occurred at a specific moment in time. As complete or comprehensive as any narrative may appear to be, it will always be subject to a process of including some elements and excluding others. These inclusions and exclusions are a crucial part of what photographic storytelling is all about - What is being presented within the frame to the viewer – and what is being left out or left to the viewer’s imagination.

Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic works that explore the development of visual narratives through the still image. Stories may take any shape or form; they may be literal or fantasy, documentary or fiction; complex or minimal. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.


Gallery Main Street Call for Entry

Solo Show #2

  • | Start Date: 12/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 6/17/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $20.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $0.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Gallery Main Street

Main Street Gallery is offering you a chance to fill the Gallery and showcase your work. To be considered for selection, please submit three (3) pieces that demonstrate your show and provide a description and total number of pieces.

This is a juried exhibit and results will be announced on October 6.


Cape Cod Art Center Call for Entry

The National 2018

  • | Start Date: 4/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 6/17/2018 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 artists in all media.  Cape Cod Art Center seeks submissions for The National 2018.  This annual open juried exhibit embraces talent from across the United States and is always one of CCAC's biggest and most prestigious exhibits of the year.  Any subject matter will be considered.  Jurors take special consideration of the pieces that fit the theme for Best American Landscape.  Cash awards given.

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

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.

Entries due by June 17, 2018 by midnight.

Lisa Cuchara, Wennie Huang, and Steven Kennedy are this exhibit's jurors.  See our website for bio information. There is no personal feedback given by jurors.

Go to our website for the exhibit prospectus.

Artist notification by email and posted on our website on June 29th.  All those who submitted jpegs will be emailed.  If you do not receive an email by June 29th, contact kate@capecodartcenter.org  

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

The National Exhibit is on display at CCAC from July 16 - August 12, 2018.

Icon image by Lissa Banks, "Yearn", acrylic


LH Horton Jr Gallery Call for Entry

Visions In Clay 2018

  • | Start Date: 3/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 6/25/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $30.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: LH Horton Jr Gallery

Exhibition Juror 
Beth Ann Gerstein, Executive Director
American Museum of Ceramic Art
Pomona, California

Gallery Exhibition  September 4 – 21, 2018
On-Line Exhibition  August 2018 – June 2019
Reception  September 6th  @ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Gallery Awards 
Best of Show $800 | 2nd Place $600 | 3rd Place $400
San Joaquin Potters Guild Founders Award ~ $300
All awards are selected by the Exhibition Juror

Entry is open to artists residing in the U.S. Ceramic works of any thematic and stylistic presentation will be accepted for entry. Clay must be the primary medium. Works may be functional or sculptural. Assembled works may not exceed 4ft. in any direction. 

Selection Announcement by July 17, 2018


Rocky Neck Art Colony Call for Entry

YIELD: depictions & revelations

  • | Start Date: 5/14/2018 9:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 6/29/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $25.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $0.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Rocky Neck Art Colony

The Call: RNAC artist members are invited to submit exciting, traditional and unusual works, interpreting or exploring the theme, YIELD: Depictions and Revelations. It is the RNAC's intent to create a show which includes both two-and three-dimensional work, in all styles and media—representational or abstract—including works in water media, oil, graphite, encaustic, mixed media, photography, prints, ceramics, sculpture, video, installations, and non-traditional media of all kinds. 

 

About the Juror:

Ilana Manolson is a nationally recognized artist based in Concord, Massachusetts. She is a printmaker and painter whose work is represented by Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC. Her work has been shown at the Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA, and is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts,Boston; the Danforth Museum and the De Cordova Museum. She is a former Distinguished Artist Teacher for the RNAC Goetemann Artist Residency on Rocky Neck.

 

Eligibility:

Open to all Rocky Neck Art Colony artist members. Non-members are welcome to join in order to submit work.


NVAL Call for Entry

33nd Annual Juried National Show

  • | Start Date: 3/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 6/30/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $40.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: NVAL

North Valley Art League

NVAL Carlter House Gallery, 48 Quartz Hill Rd., Redding, CA 96003

Gallery Show September 4 - October 6, 2018

Online Show October 1, 2018 - November 1, 2019

Juror:  Robert Burridge, Internationally Acclained Artist

Total Awards: $2000

Eligibility:  Open to all artists 18 years old and over, who are residents of the United States. Work must be original, both in concept and execution.  Eligible Media: All two-dimensional media done in Oil, Pastel (Oil or Soft), Water Media, Drawing Media, Alcohol Ink,  Printmaking, Mixed Media and Collage. Non-Eligible Media: Giclées, Photography, Computer-generated art, work done in a class or workshop; copied work or work previously shown in any NVAL National Juried Show.


Council on Aging - Southern California Call for Entry

2018 Aging As Art Photography Contest

  • | Start Date: 7/28/2017 8:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 7/2/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $30.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $10.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Council on Aging - Southern California

COASC invites all amateur and professional photographers 18 years of age or over to share their imagination, vision and unique interpretations of the aging experience. 


Click! Photography Festival Call for Entry

The 2018 Click! Juried Big Billboard Exhibition: Writ Large

  • | Start Date: 5/25/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 7/6/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $15.00 USD per set
  • | Additional Entries: $15.00 USD per set
  • | Host: Click! Photography Festival

The Click! Photography Festival is pleased to partner with Fairway Outdoor Advertising to introduce the first Click! juried Big Billboard exhibition: Writ Large. This outdoor public art project will expose your work to a mass audience throughout the North Carolina Triangle during one of the hottest photo festivals in the US. This call-for-art is open to all photographic processes and aesthetics and is an open theme. Click! is looking for your best singular images. Click! will produce the final vinyl for display from your high resolution files.

The Exhibit: Big Billboard exhibition: Writ Large
Click! is calling all photographers to exhibit on billboards for the month of October. This exhibition will coincide with the Click! Photography Festival. The Writ Large Exhibition's juror is Aline Smithson.

The Juror: Aline Smithson

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Lenscratch, Los Angeles

lenscratch.com

Aline Smithson is a photographic artist, educator and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Lenscratch, a daily journal on photography that has provided exposure to thousands of photographers. She also curates and jurors exhibitions for a number of galleries, organizations, and magazines. In addition, she is a reviewer and workshop instructor at many photo festivals across the United States. She has the unique understanding of the fine art market from her experience on both sides of the reviewing table.

In 2012, Aline was recognized with the Rising Star Award through the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community. In 2014, Aline received the Excellence in Teaching Award by CENTER and her work was selected for the Critical Mass Top 50 Portfolios, Review Santa Fe and the PDN Photo Annual. She is represented by galleries in the U.S. and Europe and published throughout the world.

Aline is interested in seeing work by photographers both emerging and established, and is open to all genres of photography. Aline was a reviewer for the 2017 Click! Portfolio Reviews.

Submission Guidelines

Juried with JPEGs. Each entry is limited to one image, but you may enter as many times as you wish. Winners will be asked to submit high resolution files for final produciton. Entries must be pixel marked by 11:59pm on (whenever)

Schedule:
Entry Deadline.……….…….…..……….... (July 6th) @ 11:59pm
Notification…………………………………..….. (August 28th)
On-line Delivery of Accepted Work……............(September 3rd)
Exhibition Run……………………….…….…….(October 1- 31, 2018)

Entry Fees: You may enter as many times as you wish, but each entry is a separate fee.
$15 for one image*

Eligibility:
The Click! 2018 Big Billboard Exhibit is open to all living artists. Work must be original to the artist that submits it. Click! reserves the right to exclude work due to size or special requirements.

 


Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Call for Entry

The NEW NOW 2018

  • | Start Date: 5/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 7/14/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $40.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $0.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

The NEW NOW 2018

The Best of the western Reserve in 2018

Sponsored by the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

September 13 - October 18, 2018

To be held in the beautiful 3,000 sq ft Gallery East of Cuyahoga Community College's the eastern campus, 4250 Richmond Rd, Highland Hills, Oh44122 www.tri-.edu/galleryeast

This is a competitive juried exhibition open to  living Ohio artists of the 16 counties of the Western Reserve.
All media except performance art can be submitted. Film and video submissions must be made seperately at The NEW NOW / film,video. All submissions are due by 12am on July 14, 2018 unless otherwise notified.
 
For a complete prospectus please visit www.artistsarchives.org


Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Call for Entry

the NEW NOW FILM AND VIDEO 2018

  • | Start Date: 5/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 7/14/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $40.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $10.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

The NEW NOW/Film,Video 2018

The Best of the western Reserve in 2018

Sponsored by the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

September 13 - October 18, 2018

To be held in the beautiful 3,000 sq ft Gallery East of Cuyahoga Community College's the eastern campus, 4250 Richmond Rd, Highland Hills, Oh44122 www.tri-.edu/galleryeast

This is a competitive juried exhibition open to  living Ohio artists of the 16 counties of the Western Reserve. This is the site for submission for film and video only
All  other media except performance art can be submitted
at The New Now. All submissions are due by 12am on July 14, 2018 unless otherwise notified.
 
For a complete prospectus please visit www.artistsarchives.org


New England Watercolor Society Call for Entry

2018 Biennial North American Open Juried Exhibition

  • | Start Date: 3/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 7/15/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $30.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: New England Watercolor Society

September 16, 2018 - January 13, 2019
hosted by
Art Complex Museum
189 Alden Street, Duxbury, MA 02332
(781) 934-6634

$7,500 in Awards

Deadline for entry: July 15, 2018

ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to any artist residing in North America age 18 or older.
  • All work must be painted with aqua media including watercolor, acrylic, casein, egg tempera, gouache and inks on unvarnished paper or synthetic paper such as Yupo.
  • No photo copies, color laser prints, monotypes, 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 made after acceptance.
  • Work must be for sale.
  • 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.
  • Paintings may not have been previously exhibited in a NEWS show or at the Art Complex Museum.
  • Up to 3 images may be submitted; Only 1 image may be selected.

Full submission rules here.

White and off-white mats only. All work must be framed under Plexiglas. Wires must be attached so that they are not visible when the work is hanging.  No saw­tooth hangers allowed.  Mat, frame and glazing package must have a professional look and must be in “as new” condition. Work not conforming to regulations WILL NOT BE EXHIBITED!  Note-Size limitation of 38 inches in any direction, based on outside measurement of frame.

JUROR OF SELECTION AND AWARDS - IAIN STEWART

Iain Stewart is a watercolor artist / illustrator and a signature member of the American Watercolor Society and National Watercolor Society. His work has received numerous awards in international competition and he is a sought after juror and workshop instructor. He is also an architectural illustrator with an international clientele. Iain maintains a studio in Opelika, Alabama. He teaches and exhibits in the US, France, Scotland, Canada, Thailand and Belgium. iainstew.fineartstudioonline.com

 

 


Cape Cod Art Center Call for Entry

Black and White 2018 - Online Photography Exhibit

  • | Start Date: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 7/22/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $10.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $10.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Cape Cod Art Center

Cape Cod Art Center Photography seeks entries for their "Black and White" 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.  No crafts or commercial prints may be accepted.

Entries due by July 22, 2018 by midnight.  

Artist notification by email on August 3, 2018.  Online exhibit on website will become live on August 3, 2018.

This online exhibit is being juried by David H. Wells.

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.

Image icon by Richard Tranfaglia, "Brimfield 1".


Gallery Main Street Call for Entry

Assemblies

  • | Start Date: 12/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 7/29/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $20.00 USD per 3
  • | Host: Gallery Main Street

A show giving artists a chance to play with a wider range of materials

 

and expand their methods of representation and expression in a 2D/3D assemblage.

 

In keeping with this, subject matter should be related to assemblies. That is, “depictions”

 

of economic, social, and global stratification, political schisms, mechanisms (e.g., Rube

 

Goldberg inventions).

 

Works should be in either a 3-D format such as a pop-up book, sculpture, or semi-2D

 

assemblage, layered surfaces.

 

All 2D works not suitably prepared for safe hanging, and all 3D works not ready for

 

display, including an adequate pedestal if required, will not be accepted for

 

exhibition by Gallery Main Street.


Madera County Arts Council Call for Entry

2018 Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts Competition and Exhibition

  • | Start Date: 5/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 8/1/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $30.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $10.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Madera County Arts Council

Madera County Arts Council's Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts program honors the beauty, history and culture of California agriculture. 2018 proudly marks the 25th consecutive year of this unique competition and exhibition. The 2018 program is organized into five agriculturally themed categories into which original artwork is entered. Open to all artists 18 years or older who reside in California. Art media including paint and drawing, sculpture, fiber art, photography, jewelry and mixed media may be entered in any and all categories. Juried entries are eligible for cash awards supported by the Agricultural Industry of California and patrons of the arts.


SE Center for Photography Call for Entry

Altered Worlds

  • | Start Date: 5/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 8/5/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $35.00 USD per 5
  • | Additional Entries: $6.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: SE Center for Photography

The Altered World. We want to celebrate photographic manipulation in all it’s forms at the SE Center. Our juror, Claire Rosen, would like to see whimsy and less literal work with a strong concept. Analog and digital manipulation in all its forms welcome. Monochrome or color, all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Our juror for the Altered World is Clair Rosen,  an award-winning artist whose elaborate constructions often feature anthropomorphic animals, archetypal heroines, or symbolic still-lives evoking the aesthetics of classical painting influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and referencing the Victorian Era. The transportive images captivate with a fascination of the natural world and ideals of beauty.

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, the SE Center announces the SE Center Purchase Award. One image, from those selected for inclusion in the exhibition, will be purchased from the artist for inclusion in the SE Center's collection.

 


SouthWest Artists, Inc. Call for Entry

Art of the Heartland National Competition

  • | Start Date: 6/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 8/20/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $45.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $25.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: SouthWest Artists, Inc.

Art of the Heartland National Competition is an annual juried show of original, 2 dimensional, representational art with a focus on America. 

Cash awards totaling over $9,000, plus merit awards are divided amongst 5 categories.  Best in Show receives an award of  $4,000.  Judge for the show is a well respected, long time member of the national art community.  More specific details may be found in the prospectus. Join our mailing list at barakafs@gmail.com, for a one day, reduced fee!   


Northwest Tennesse Photography Club Call for Entry

DPA Contest - Fall 2018

  • | Start Date: 6/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 9/10/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Northwest Tennesse Photography Club

The Northwest Tennessee Photography Club (NWTPC)

Invites Artists to

Participate in Our

Semi-Annual Photo Contest

All Winning Entries Will be Exhibited at

The Discovery Park of America (DPA)

Union City, TN

 

ONLINE ENTRY PROCESS:
This online contest is open to amateur photographers only.  An experienced panel of photography judges will be selecting our winners.  The theme is "Music".  This theme describes a photographic depiction of anything related to music.  This may include the making of, or listening to, music.  It may also include any instrumentation used to make music or anything else that is representative of the subject.  You are urged to be creative. Photographs must be original and created by the person who enters that image.

Cash Prizes Available:  $100 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place.

To enter the contest:

  1. Save image you are submitting with its title for the name of your file.For example, image title is “Looking Back,”and image would be saved as lookingback.jpg.
  2. Register to enter at  https://client.smarterentry.com/NWTNPhotoClub. There is a $5 entry fee per photograph entered.
  3. Upload a duplicated image that is resized to 72dpi, scaled 1024 pixels on longest side with maximum size of 2 MB.

Once the judges make their selections, the nine winners will be emailed instructions on where to upload a high resolution image that is at least 300 dpi quality, suitable for printing to 16 x 24” image size.  A total of nine winning images will be selected for the Discovery Park of America exhibit that will begin in December 2018.  Winning entries will be on exhibition for an approximate six month period.

CALENDAR:

June 18:  Contest Begins.  Online submission of entries opens.

September 10:  All entries must be received to https://client.smarterentry.com/NWTNPhotoClub by 9:59 PM CENTRAL STANDARD TIME on this date in order to be considered.

October 9:   Winners will be notified by this date.  They must send a high resolution image that is at least 300 dpi quality, suitable for printing to 16 x 24” image size.   Images will be printed on professional quality photo paper.  Printing and framing of the winning entries is arranged and paid for by the NWTNPC, with individual photographers given credit for their image that is displayed at DPA.   Winning images will be posted at www.nwtnphotoclub.com.  Photos will only be returned by request with the owner paying for shipping costs.

October 29:   Deadline for each winner to submit their large file image in order for their winning photo to be accepted is 11:59 PM CENTRAL STANDARD TIME.

December 1: Photos displayed at Discovery Park of America.

 

OTHER RULES:

PEOPLE:  Please include the name of each recognizable person, if any, in your photograph.  It is the photographer’s responsibility to have the subject’s permission to enter his or her image in the contest.  You must include the subject’s name and contact information with your submission.

SCORING:  Each entry is assigned a score by each judge.  A composite score is used to determine the overall winners of the contest.  The three highest composite scores will be awarded the cash prizes.

FINAL ACCEPTANCE:  Final acceptance of nine winning entries in DPA exhibit is up to the judges’ discretion after viewing the full resolution images.

AWARDS:  First place will receive a prize of $100, second place will receive $75, and third place will receive $50.  In addition, this is an opportunity to showcase your photographic art for tens of thousands of people to enjoy at the Discovery Park of America.

USE OF IMAGES:  All entrants agree that any image they submit to this NWTNPhotoClub competition may be used for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to DPA and/or NWTNPhotoClub.  This use may include, but is not limited to, publication in any printed materials, advertisements, electronic media, internet, social media, television, catalog, DVD, magazine, gallery shows, and online at www.discoveryparkofamerica.com or at www.nwtnphotoclub.com.  Any image used by the DPA or NWTNPhotoClub shall carry a credit line of the artist.  Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.

QUESTIONS? 

Please submit them to contest@nwtnphotoclub.com.


Associated Louisiana Artists, INC Call for Entry

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

  • | Start Date: 6/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 9/10/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $35.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $35.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Associated Louisiana Artists, INC

This is bird photography competition co-sponsored by The Gallery by the Lake and by The Gulf Coast Bird Club.

Award Catagories

Birds in Action

An Educatioal Moment

Fine Art

Catagory Awards

$300 -- Best in Show

$200 -- (3) 1st Place Awards (one for each catagory)

$100 -- (3) 2nd Place Awards ( one for each catagory)

Ribbons for (3) honorable mentions

$100 -- (1) Best in show for age 13 - 17 years old

45 adult photos and 15 student entries will be juried in for the exhibit.

This competition will be judged by the staff at Bird Watcher's Digest. 

Associated Louisiana Artists, Inc will assess a 20% commission on the sale of photographs sold during the exhibition.

Presentation Parameters

Accepted works must be framed and back wired, ready for hanging.  The total framed size cannot exceed 24'' by 28".  

Entry fees are non refundable.


Pinelands Preservation Alliance Call for Entry

Pinelands 2018 Photographic Exhibition - Students 18 & Under

  • | Start Date: 5/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 9/14/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $10.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $2.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Pinelands Preservation Alliance

This Photography Exhibition is for Students 18 and Under. The Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) is pleased to announce “Pinelands” 2018 Juried Photographic Exhibition. Download the Full Prospectus

  • All photographs must be made within the New Jersey Pinelands National Preserve. Here is a map of the Pinelands
  • All wildlife, flora and fauna must be photographed in their natural environment.
  • 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.

Awards: $200 First Place, $100 Second Place

Submission Details

All Files submitted must meet the following:

  • JPEG format
  • Files cannot exceed 8MB in size
  • At least 1400 pixels on longest side
  • A minimum of 72 dpi 
  • sRGB color profile

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

 


Pinelands Preservation Alliance Call for Entry

Pinelands 2018 Photographic Exhibition - Open Entry

  • | Start Date: 5/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 9/14/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $30.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Pinelands Preservation Alliance

The Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) is pleased to announce “Pinelands” 2018 Juried Photographic Exhibition. Download the Full Prospectus

  • All photographs must be made within the New Jersey Pinelands National Preserve. Here is a map of the Pinelands
  • All wildlife, flora and fauna must be photographed in their natural environment.
  • 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.

Students 18 & under, enter the student competition

Awards: $1,000 First Place, $500 Second Place, $250 Third Place

Submission Details

All Files submitted must meet the following:

  • JPEG format
  • Files cannot exceed 8MB in size
  • At least 1400 pixels on longest side
  • A minimum of 72 dpi 
  • sRGB color profile

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


Cape Cod Art Center Call for Entry

All New England 2018

  • | Start Date: 7/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 9/16/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $25.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $25.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Cape Cod Art Center

Cape Cod Art Center seeks submissions for All New England 2018. This annual open juried exhibit aims to honor the wonderful and vast region of New England from the shores of Cape Cod to the mountains of Vermont. This exhibit is open to all artists and any subject matter will be considered. There is a special award for Best New England Landscape. Over $2,000 in cash awards given.

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

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.

Entries due by September 16, 2018 by midnight.

Artist notification by email and posted on our website on September 28, 2018.  All those who submitted jpegs will be emailed.  If you do not receive an email by September 28th, contact kate@capecodartcenter.org.

The prospectus is available on our website.

This exhibit is being juried by Pamela Pindell, Susan Termyn and ----. See our website for bio information. There is no personal feedback given by jurors.

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

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Flow Art Space Call for Entry

Call for Intermountain West Artists

  • | Start Date: 4/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 9/19/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $20.00 USD per set
  • | Additional Entries: $20.00 USD per set
  • | Host: Flow Art Space

Flow Art Space in Salt Lake City UT announces an open call for Utah and all Intermountain West artists to consider artwork for exhibitions in 2018 and early 2019.

2D media with diverse subject matter and a unique approach to creating art are currently sought for exhibition and sale. Drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, fiber, collage, encaustic, mixed media, recycled materials, digital art, video, and installation will be considered. Flow Art Space Founder and Curator Melissa Metzler will select artwork. Artists must be 18+ years of age to submit their work. Selected artists must hand-deliver art that is accepted. No shipments will be received.

  • There are several main criteria for selection: unique subject matter; a unique approach to creating art; or an important message. One of these criteria must be combined with high-quality artistic execution in order to be considered.
  • There are two application deadlines:
    • June 27 deadline at midnight for fall 2018 exhibitions.
    • September 19 deadline at midnight for winter 2018 and spring 2019 exhibitions.
  • Application fee is $20 for 6 images for consideration and $40 for 12 images for consideration.
  • A link to your website will be requested upon application.
  • Artwork uploaded must be available for exhibition (no substituted work will be allowed if selected).
  • Once paid, application fees are non-refundable whether or not work is selected for exhibition.
  • Applying indicates artist agrees with the terms set forth here.
  • Apply by clicking on the words “Smarter Entry” in the Artists Apply section on www.flowartspace.com.
  • All artists who apply will be notified within 2 weeks of applying whether their work is being considered for exhibition. Final decisions will be made just after the application deadlines listed above.

Commission. Flow Art Space promotes exhibitions, provides opportunities for artwork to be seen in a professional environment, increases artwork exposure to the public, and exposes potential buyers and art community professionals to art. Buyers, curators, gallerists, interior designers, and colleagues are invited and often attend shows. In return, Flow Art Space takes a 50 percent commission on all sales of art. The asking price for artwork that is accepted for exhibition will be jointly agreed upon between FAS and the artist based upon estimated market value.

For the best results for uploading images for jurying, please see image formatting recommendations for uploading images in the Smarter Entry section at www.flowartspace.com. Be sure to use good-quality images. Please get in contact with questions by emailing art@flowartspace.com.

Flow Art Space does not provide insurance coverage for work exhibited. Work is shown at the artist’s own risk. Artists may choose to insure work if they wish. Flow Art Space handles artwork with care.


Gallery Main Street Call for Entry

Alternative Perspectives

  • | Start Date: 12/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 9/30/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $20.00 USD per 3
  • | Host: Gallery Main Street

What one person sees is not always the same as what another's view will be. Each person's past, coupled with their personality, provides a multitude of opinions and with that alternative solutions. One person might see a cloud as just a cloud while another sees a face, both people have a different view of the same thing.

 


Cape Cod Art Center Call for Entry

See Me 2018 - Digital Art Online Exhibit

  • | Start Date: 8/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 10/21/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $10.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $1.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Cape Cod Art Center