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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.
  • 2015 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards

    Each year the International Sculpture Center presents an award competition to its member colleges and universities as a means of supporting, encouraging, and recognizing the work of young sculptors and their supporting schools’ faculty and art program. The Student Award winners participate in an exhibition at Grounds For Sculpture, as well as a traveling exhibition hosted by arts organizations across the country. Winners’ work is also featured in Sculpture magazine. Each winner receives a one-year membership at the ISC and all winners are eligible to apply for a full sponsored residency to study in Switzerland. To nominate students for this competition, the nominees’ university must first be an ISC University level member. University Membership costs $200 for universities in the USA, Canada and Mexico, or $220 for international universities, and includes a number of benefits. Students who are interested should talk to their professors about getting involved. To find out more about the program please visit the website http://www.sculpture.org/StudentAwards/2015 or email studentawards@sculpture.org Deadlines: Nominations Open: January 1, 2015 University Membership Registration: March 16, 2015 Online Student Nomination Form: March 23, 2015 Online Student Submission Form: April 13, 2015
  • "Show Your World" Annual Art Competition

    re:artiste (www.reartiste.com) announces the “Show Your World” 2015 annual art competition! An interpretation of our expressive world through the eyes of you. It’s about humanity and nature, both urban and remote. How do you see your world? Open to artists from around the globe, the “Show Your World” 2015 art competition gives its participants an opportunity to gain recognition and have their work exhibited in New York City. The winner will be invited to attend The Residency hosted by re:artiste at no cost for an entire week. The winner, as well as twenty finalists, will have a chance to display original work at the “Show Your World” exhibition in New York City in Fall 2015. All other participants will be featured on a digital display. Works in the following disciplines will be accepted: Painting Illustration Photography Mixed Media All entries will be reviewed by the team of re:artiste curators. The winners will be announced on the re:artiste website by August 30th, 2015. The winner and finalists will be personally notified by email. Final Deadline June 30th, 2015 Entry Fee The entry fee is $35 for up to five images. The entry fee is non-refundable. Submit Your Artwork Here: http://www.reartiste.com/competition/
  • Juried Show - Intelligent Objects: Empathetic & Smart Art

    Entry deadline: March 1, 2015
    Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT (203) 562-4927 x.14 www.creativeartsworkshop.org/smartart Open to all media. Call for artworks that act as independent agents and explore the cross-section of analog and digital media. The art in this exhibition need not be kinetic or sculptural; it is open to any combination of traditional and new media. This exhibition explores artistic objects – or their 2D and 3D representations – that appear to be responsive to our existence, or at least demand empathy, if not an emotion. Deadline: March 1, 2015. Juror: George Fifield. Exhibition dates: May 1 - June 5, 2015. Two prizewinners awarded joint exhibition in 2016.
  • FORCE OF NATURE: Exploring the Power of the Feminine

    Entry deadline: March 30, 2015. Show dates: July 6–August 14, 2015
    National Juried Exhibition July 6–August 14, 2015 Karl Drerup Art Gallery and The Silver Center for the Arts Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH When women demonstrate their feminine power and energy in positive ways that command deep respect, they are often referred to as a FORCE OF NATURE. We are calling for artwork to reflect this theme. Broadly interpreted, concepts might range from myth and legend to the personal, historical or political. Artwork considering Nature (as in Mother Nature and her natural forces), eco art and ecofeminism are also strongly encouraged. We are asking for artists, both male and female, WCA-members and non-members, working individually or collectively to submit to this call for entry. Juror: Judith Brodsky WCA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Judith K. Brodsky is Distinguished Professor Emerita, Department of Visual Arts, Rutgers University; Founding Director of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper (renamed the Brodsky Center in her honor); co-founder and co-director with Ferris Olin of the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art, and The Feminist Art Project, a national program to promote recognition of women artists. She is past national president of ArtTable, the College Art Association, and the Women's Caucus for Art. She was a contributor to The Power of Feminist Art, the first comprehensive history of the American women's movement in art. A printmaker and artist, Brodsky's work is in the permanent collections of over 100 museums and corporations. Eligibility: WCA members and non-members of any gender, working individually or collectively, who live in the United States are invited to submit artworks for this exhibition. Artwork Specifications: Up to three artworks. 2D, 3D, video, installation and performance are acceptable for submission. Detailed proposals for site specific installations, videos and performances will be considered. Entry fee: $25 for current WCA members, $35 for non-members. Up to three artworks. Complete details, prospectus, and entry instructions are available at http://wcanh.org/index.php/exhibitions/force-of-nature
  • 2015 Mystery Build Art Competition

    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, cloth, metal, and plenty of surprises. All 2015 kits contain the same materials, so each creator faces the same challenges and limitations. It's an engaging project that combines the exploration of art, the challenge of a puzzle, and the fun of a game. Upload photos or video of what you make to compete for big cash prizes! Mystery Build has awarded over $50,000 to creative people like you. The yearly prize money pool grows with each new participant. The more people who play, the more you can win! HOW IT WORKS: Order a Mystery Build kit at http://mysterybuild.com 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: Somewhere in Time. Share your creation on our website and compete for cash!
  • “Faces of Humanity” Online Art Competition

    March 09, 2015
    Art-Competition.net is proud to announce a call to artists/photographers: “Faces of Humanity” - $7600 in Cash and Prizes – (Winners will receive extensive marketing of their work.) Deadline: March 9, 2015. The artwork or photography should capture the diversity of humanity in faces. The emotion, beauty, love, hope and wisdom in the faces should connect the viewer to the many different cultures of the world. The work can be from representational to non-representational.
  • Art Call - Theme “CityScapes” Online Art Competition

    Deadline March 27, 2015
    Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 5th Annual “CityScapes” Juried Online Art Competition for the month of March 2015. 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 April 2015 online group art exhibition. Cityscape subjects would be considered to be any art depicting cities, towns, urban scenes and any related metropolitan subjects for this art competition. The deadline to apply to this art competition is March 27th 2015. Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion. For further information and to apply online http://www.lightspacetime.com
  • 2015 Art Kudos Juried Online Competition

    Deadline: June 30, 2015
    Artshow.com is currently accepting entries for its 11th annual Art Kudos Online Competition. Cash awards totaling $4,500. Awards Judge: Charles Long, Professor of Art at the University of California, Riverside. Open to all artists 18 or older. Eligible works include: Drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, installations, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber and mixed media. $35 for 3 images. Selected finalists will appear in a year-long exhibit at www.artkudos.com beginning August 15th. Guidelines and entry form: http://www.artkudos.com/prospectus.html
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