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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.
  • The Bernice Garden Sculpture Project

    entry deadline April 15, 2013
    There will five $6,000 awards for outdoor sculpture. Entry deadline is April 15,2013, proposal is due June 1, 2013. Finished sculpture will go on display September 1 for one year. Please visit web site for details and application form.
  • 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.
  • Steel City Steampunk Juried Exhibition

    June 13 - Sept 6, 2014
    Looking for original work to showcase spectrum of steampunk art and culture. Juror: Art Donovan, renowned artist and author of “The Art of Steampunk”. Accepting all media. Two awards available. Digital format entries only. Non-refundable fee of $30 for up to three entries, $5 for each additional entry up to five total.
  • 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.
  • Call To Artists for Public Art Commission - Bloomington, IN

    The Crescent Bend Neighborhood Association in partnership with the City of Bloomington is issuing a Call to Artists to submit proposals for consideration for a site-specific artwork commission for the Arlington Road and West 17th Street Roundabout in Bloomington, Indiana. The Crescent Bend Neighborhood Association was granted funds by the City of Bloomington’s Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) to commission artwork for the roundabout which will serve as a welcoming symbol to the neighborhood and to the thousands of citizens and visitors who will pass by it daily. A selection panel, comprised of Crescent Bend residents, project partners and public art staff will review proposals. The budget for the artwork commission is $12,000. A full project description and artist selection criteria is available at www.bloomington.in.gov/bac. For more information, contact Miah Michaelsen, the Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts, at michaelm@bloomington.in.gov or (812) 349-3534. Deadline for submission is August 1, 2014.
  • Call for Art - Theme “Animals” Online Art Competition

    June 25, 2014 through July 27, 2014
    Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 4th Annual “Animals” Juried Online Art Competition for the month of July 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 August 2014 online group art exhibition. For this theme, Animal subjects would be considered to be any 2D or 3D art that includes mammals, birds and any animals that may live in the water. We will accept art on this subject that is either representational or abstract. The deadline to apply to this art competition is July 27, 2014. Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion. For further information and to apply online http://www.lightspacetime.com
  • Projekt30's September 2014 Exhibition

    September 1, 2014
    Seeking art for our open-theme exhibition. The show will be promoted to our exclusive mailing list of art galleries and collectors, as well as on the web. This competition will be publicly juried: all submissions are presented to viewers who help select the winners. Our previous exhibitions have garnered countless sales and opportunities for participants. Projekt30 is a web-host dedicated to fine artists. Since 2003 we've featured over 10,000 artists and sold thousands of artworks. $30 for 10 images. Free for Projekt30 members. Deadline: August 1, 2014 Opens: September 1, 2014 Prospectus: http://www.projekt30.com/prospectus.html Website: http://www.projekt30.com
  • Working Artist Org. / $1000 Working Art Grant / Art Purchase Award / Call for Submissions

    July 31, 2014 Deadline
    We offer a small monthly art purchase award to help serious artists keep working. Open to all visual artists including sculptors, installation, digital, design, mixed, new media, film/video from all countries. Deadline for the $1000.00 Working Art Grant / Purchase Award is July 31, 2014. For application guidelines please see: http://www.workingartist.org/art-grant-guidelines.html . info@workingartist.org
  • Hack the Bells

    July 1 - September 1 2014
    Hack the Bells is the world’s first remix competition for carillon. This project is an exploration in sound, vision, and performance that asks artists and new media visionaries to use the bells as they see fit - to hack the bells. This project encourages artists, musicians, performers, and other visionaries to use the Campanile and/or the openly licensed Campanile audio and images from our library in their creative work. Works will be submitted to and reviewed by a jury of international artists, new media innovators, cultural curators, and academics. They will select a winner, who will be awarded a prize of $700 USD and an opportunity to have their work permanently acquired by the University of California, Berkeley, and the Anton Brees Carillon Library for public display and use. Three runner-up prizes will be awarded, totaling $100 USD each. No submission fees. Deadline - September 1.
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