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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.
  • Call for Entries

    Ongoing
    Minted is a global community of independent graphic designers and an online store that prints and sells the best of their designs in the form of paper goods. We're here to help realize your vision for great design on paper. At Minted, all that matters is how good your design is. You submit, and the Minted community votes to tell us what to sell. We hold ongoing design challenges in categories ranging from art prints to Christmas cards to wedding invitations. Read more about our independent designer community and enter our current challenges at www.minted.com/design-challenge.
  • 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.
  • 51st Annual Juried Competition

    February 27 - June 14, 2014
    Masur Museum of Art 51st Annual Juried Competition On View February 27 – June 14, 2014 The Masur Museum of Art’s Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium. Juror: Kelly Shildler, Associate Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis January 9: Postmark Submission Deadline January 12, 11:59 p.m.: Online Entry Deadline Go to www.masurmuseum.org for more information about the Masur and to www.masurjuried.org to apply online or download an entry form.
  • Prizes $10,000 - Dave Bown Projects - 8th Semiannual Competition

    Jurors: Cindy Buckner, Associate Curator, Grand Rapids Art Museum; Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Margot Norton, Assistant Curator, New Museum, New York. Prizes: $10,000 USD (1 artist will receive $5,000 USD and 5 artists will each receive $1,000 USD). In addition to the cash prizes listed above; Dave Bown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received. Selection Process: Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown Projects as submissions are received. Deadline: 31 May 2014 Prospectus: davebownprojects.com Dave Bown +1 (917) 365-5265 info@davebownprojects.com
  • 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.
  • 2014 Art Kudos Juried Online Competition

    Deadline: June 30, 2014
    Artshow.com is currently accepting entries for its 10th annual Art Kudos Online Competition. Cash awards totaling $4,500. Awards Judge: Graeme Reid, Director of Collections & Exhibitions at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. 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/callforentries.html
  • International Kontinent Photography Awards 2014

    International Kontinent Photography Awards 2014, the prestigious photography competition is now open for entries. Awards aim to honor best photographers in the world of photography and provide them global recognition and new opportunities. The winners will be selected by our internationally renowned committee including: Loranza BRAVETTA / Head of Continental Europe, MAGNUM PHOTOS Kathleen SORIANO / Director of Exhibitions, ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS Lizabeth RONK / Photo Editor, LIFE.COM - TIME Peter COELN / Founder, WESTLICHT PHOTOGRAPHY MUSEUM & OSTLICHT GALLERY Natasha EGAN / Executive Director, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY Rob DAWSON / Editor in Charge - Global Picture Desk, REUTERS Martin ROGGE / Founder, FLATLAND GALLERY Caroline METCALFE / Photographic Director, CONDE NAST TRAVELLER MAGAZINE Chris MOORE / Publisher, RANDIAN ART MAGAZINE Alessandro Botteri BALLI / Founder, ARTE F GALLERY Jerome Huffer / Picture Desk Head Manager, PARIS MATCH There are 6 main categories in the International Kontinent Photography Awards 2014 1- Advertising - Single Image 2- Fine Art - Single Image 3- Fine Art - Projects 4- Editorial/Documentary - Single Image 5- Editorial/Documentary - Projects 6- Nature - Single Image Winning photographers' will receive major awards including exhibition, monetary grant, book/magazine publishing, representation as well as product prizes from our sponsors. Deadline: 1 May 2014 Eligibility: Open to all photographers from any country in the world. For more information please visit - http://www.kontinentawards.com
  • 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.
  • 27th annual Northern National Art Competition

    7/22/2014 - 9/12/2014
    This juried national competition is open to artists who are 18 or older and are living in the United States. Work may be in any medium, but it must be original, recently completed and designed to hang on a wall. There is no theme. We are looking for a varied exhibit of contemporary American art. Entry deadline is May 10. Fee is $30 for 2 images. Prize money totals more than $8,500 and includes three $1,000 Awards of Excellence. Exhibit opens with a reception at Nicolet College in Rhinelander, Wis. on July 22 and closes September 12, 2014. This year's judge is Linda Benedict-Jones from Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh.
  • 27th annual Northern National Art Competition

    7/22/2014 - 9/12/2014
    This juried national competition is open to artists who are 18 or older and are living in the United States. Work may be in any medium, but it must be original, recently completed and designed to hang on a wall. There is no theme. We are looking for a varied exhibit of contemporary American art. Entry deadline is May 10. Fee is $30 for 2 images. Prize money totals more than $8,500 and includes three $1,000 Awards of Excellence. No commission taken on any sales. Exhibit opens with a reception at Nicolet College in Rhinelander, Wis. on July 22 and closes September 12, 2014. This year's judge is Linda Benedict-Jones from Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh.
  • VSA Emerging Young Artists Program: The Journey

    Application Deadline June 30, 2014
    A juried competition and national touring exhibition of work by 15 emerging young visual artists with disabilities, ages 16-25. Artists are invited to reflect on the theme The Journey —internal and external, personal and communal, human and technological —our journeys shape our aesthetic and environmental terrain and define our daily lives. Awards valued at $20,000, $10,000, $6,000, and $2,000. To Apply: www.kennedy-center.org/emergingyoungartists
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