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  • 24th Annual Northern National Art Competition

    entry deadline May 14, 2011
    24th Annual Northern National Art Competition Open to all artists 18 or older who are US residents. Each artist may submit one or two slides or jpgs of recent, original 2D (wall-hang-able) work in ANY medium including drawing, all forms of painting, printmaking, photography, fiber, mixed media and work that has some sculptural elements. There is no theme. We look for a well-rounded and varied contemporary exhibit. Cost of entry: $30.00. More than $8,500 in prize money will be awarded to the artists including three $1,000 Awards of Excellence. This year's judge/juror is Dennis Wojtkiewicz. Exhibit runs from July 26th through September 9th, 2011. PDF of prospectus: http://www.nicoletcollege.edu/pdfs/nnac11.pdf
  • AETN Student Selects: A Young Filmmaker's Showcase

    annual event
    This annual event invites K-12 students across Arkansas to create videos - on their own or as part of a class - and enter them for a chance at broadcast, Little Rock Film Festival screenings, THEA Foundation scholarships and more.
  • Mystery Build 2014 - $21,000 in Awards

    $21,000 in cash awards, plus gift cards for art supplies! SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 10/20/14 Create a work of art using ONLY the materials provided in a Mystery Build kit! What's inside? We can't tell you, but you can expect to find some common art materials like wood, clay, canvas, metal, and plenty of surprises. All 2014 kits contain the same materials, so each creator faces the same challenges and limitations. It's a project that combines the creation of art, the challenge of a puzzle, and the fun of a game. Mystery build is ideal for anyone looking to go beyond the standard art contest, to not only showcase their strongest talents and skills but also stretch their creative muscles and think and work in entirely new ways. HOW IT WORKS: Purchase a Mystery Build kit and your project materials will be shipped to your door. Create an original project using only the materials provided, that relates to the contest's theme. Share your creation online. Upload images and/or video of your project, as well as images/video of your work in progress.
  • Visual Arts Center Juried Exhibition

    June 20 to October 5, 2014
    CALL FOR ENTRIES The Visual Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science is seeking submissions for the Visual Arts Center Juried Exhibition. The exhibition is open to all artists, internationally, over the age of 18 in all visual media per the conditions and requirements stated within the prospectus. The total entry fee for all three submissions is $25. CALENDAR Postmarked deadline for entries .................April 18, 2014 Notifications of selected works sent ....................May 13, 2014 Accepted artworks to arrive by ......................June 6, 2014 Exhibition opens ........June 20, 2014 Reception ...............June 20, 2014 Exhibition closes .......Oct 12, 2014 Work returned/retrieved..Oct 13 - 17, 2014 AWARDS $1,000 first place, $500 second place, $250 third place JUROR: John Rychtarik Please contact Meagan Dion at mdion@washingtonpavilion.org for more information and the prospectus.
  • Tennessee Tech University Centennial Public Art

    1 August - 26 September 2014
    Tennessee Tech University seeks an artist or artist team to design and implement exterior site-specific artwork, or multiple and related artwork, of original design and intended for permanent display. The artwork should communicate energy and vitality and celebrate the spirit of the university and the local community. It will be an important component in visitors' first impressions of the university. No entry fee. Budget: $50,000
  • 4th Annual Armstrong National 2-D Competition Exhibition

    January 12-23, 2015
    4th Annual Armstrong National 2-D Competition Exhibition The Fine Arts Gallery at Armstrong State University is proud to announce its 4th Annual Armstrong National 2–D Competition Exhibition presented by the Art, Music, and Theatre department. The show will feature 2-D artwork including, but not limited to, drawing, graphics, painting, textiles, printmaking, and photography. Artwork will be judged by Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art at Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia. Application Deadline: Online submissions must be received before midnight November 3, 2014. Exhibition Dates: January 12-23, 2015 How to Enter: For eligibility, submission guidelines, and detailed information about the show, please visit: http://www.armstrong.edu/Liberal_Arts/art_music_theatre/amt_armstrong_national_exhibition Contact: Email questions about the show to: pang-chieh.hsu@armstrong.edu
  • Call for Art - Theme “Abstracts” Online Art Competition

    August 18, 2014
    Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 5th Annual “Abstracts” Juried Online Art Competition for the month of September 2014. The gallery invites all 2D and 3D artists (including photography) from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s October 2014 online group art exhibition. Light Space & Time encourages entries from artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field to send the gallery their best interpretation of the theme “Abstracts” by submitting their best nonobjective or nonrepresentational art. The deadline to apply to this art competition is September 26, 2014. Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion. For further information and to apply online http://www.lightspacetime.com
  • Cover Competition

    September 23
    Call for Artists: No: 80 Cover Art Competition This is an open call for artwork to be considered for the cover of the Fall 2014 issue of Number. Artists from AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, and TX are eligible to submit work. Only one artwork will be selected for use on the cover and credited in the upcoming issue. As the cover, the artwork will also be seen on the Number:Inc website and Facebook with credits. Visit numberinc.org/back-issues/ for examples of past covers. The editor of the issue will select the cover of the issue and additional artworks from all submissions to be featured online. Artwork submitted for cover consideration must support the theme of the issue. No: 80 Art as Community Builder focuses on the ways that Southern visual artists, arts organization, and/or specific works of art are helping to build, revitalize, and maintain community. Artists may submit up to 3 images with each $15 submission fee. To submit your artwork for consideration, go to https://numberinc.submittable.com/submit/34019
  • Call for Writer: Number Arts Journal

    September 23
    Call for Papers – Due September 23, 2014 Number: 80- Art as Community Builder Number: journal seeks articles and reviews for publication in the Fall 2014 issue. The theme for the issue is Art as Community Builder. Through this topic, Number: intends to share with its readers the role Southern visual artists, arts organization, and/or specific works of art are helping to build, revitalize, and maintain community. This can include non-profits using visual art to develop specific neighborhoods, art as educational tools, and art as economic development. In addition to writing focused on Community Building, Number: always seeks writers for reviews, interviews, and regional updates. These writings can be about current or recent exhibitions taking place in the region or about artists residing in the region showing outside of the tri-state area of TN, MS, and AR. Specifics for each type of submission are found below. Guidelines for all writers (review additional guidelines for specific submission types): · Submissions are typed in 12 point font, double spaced · Italicize titles of works of art and books · Submitted as a .doc (not .docx) · Include author name, affiliation, and contact information (email, address, and phone #) · High resolution JPEG or TIFF images (300 dpi @ 5”X7”) · Cutlines for each image that includes artist name, title of work, size, year, medium and photo credit · Author cutline (a short descriptive sentence about you-100 characters) FEATURE ARTICLES: · 1500-2000 words · Addresses theme of the issue · Includes 3-5 digital images to support the writing REVIEWS: · 500-1000 words · Critical discussion of works presented in exhibitions · Title of show/exhibition, name of artist, location, and dates of exhibition noted at the top of the page. · 3-5 digital images from the exhibition or of the artists work INTERVIEWS: · 1500-2000 words · Provided in interview format that includes the question · Short introduction to the artist or interviewee · 5-10 digital images of the artists work REGIONAL UPDATES: · 500 words · Provides a look at what is happening with the visual arts in your area · 2-3 digital images to support writing All submissions must be submitted electronically at https://numberinc.submittable.com/submit by Sept 23 to be considered for publication. Authors of works selected for print publication will be provided a contract for compensation. Questions regarding submission guidelines and number publication can be directed to info@numberinc.org. Number: Inc. advances the visual arts of the South by publishing critical discourse that educates, advocates, and informs. This mission is realized through the publication ofNumber:, an independent journal of the arts. Past issues of Number: are available at www.numberinc.org
  • ACANSA Arts Festival - Quick Draw Competition

    Saturday, September 27, 2014
    As part of the ACANSA Arts Festival, we are having Artists in the Park, September 27, 2104 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at McArthur park. As a part of this we are having a quick draw competition. We will pair artists off to draw each other, the set-up will be like a sports bracket. The competition will take place around 4:00pm. The winner will receive a $500 prize.
  • Regional Juried Exhibition

    Deadline for Entries: October 17, 2014
    The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri is excited to expand their Regional Juried Exhibition to all artists, 18 years and older, residing in the 5 state area! Artists are encouraged to submit works that interpret any aspect of the Southeast Missouri region as well as its bordering states. The Jurors for the Regional Juried Exhibition are Hannah and Blake Sanders. Cash awards will be presented for Best of Show, Second Place, and three honorary awards. The Entry Fee is $25 for up to three entries (Arts Council members pay $20). View the Full Prospectus at http://www.capearts.org/RegionalShow.aspx
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