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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.
  • "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.
  • 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!
  • 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

    WEST RUTLAND, VT- The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center invites sculptors to submit proposals for SculptFest2015, September 12-October 25. The theme for this year’s outdoor installation event is “Memory Work,” guest curated by dj Hellerman. Located in West Rutland, Vermont amid inactive quarries and former manufacturing facilities of the Vermont Marble Company, the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center (CSSC) is located on a site where the labor of Italian, Swedish, Polish, German, Hungarian and other immigrants has made a significant impact on the ways we commemorate, remember, and memorialize. Keeping in mind the labor, traditions, and generations of people responsible for the success of the Vermont Marble Company as well as the history of the CSSC, Memory Work is an exhibition inviting artists to respond and rethink dominant forms of monument making. Projects focused on traditional approaches to sculpture are always encouraged but this is an open invitation for artists to explore new forms of remembering as well. Proposals should include a project description on one or two pages, sketches or other visual representations, resume, optional statement and up to ten digital images portraying previous site-specific work. Applications are due June 22, 2015. Materials will be returned if accompanied by a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage. Address submissions to “SculptFest2015,” The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, P.O. Box 495, West Rutland, VT 05777. For more information, please visit http://carvingstudio.org/?p=940 or contact us at 802-438-2097 or [email protected]
  • 28th September Competition

    September 4 - November 21, 2015
    Eligibility • All artists over the age of 18 – working in any medium – are eligible. • All work must be original and must have been completed in the last two years (2013 or later). • AMoA encourages artists working in video and other experimental media to submit entries for judging. Awards $2000 will be available for juror-designated cash awards. These awards will be announced at the Opening Reception on September 4, 2015. Jurors AMoA proudly welcomes Pat Musick and Jerry Carr as the jurors for the 28th September Competition. Pat Musick has a Master of Arts and a Doctorate of Philosophy from Cornell University. Musick taught at the University of Houston and the University of Arkansas. Her work focuses on environmental art, using a combination of natural and man-made materials to create mixed media sculptures and works on paper. Her work can be found in over one hundred public and private collections, including Crystal Bridges Museum of Art and the Alexandria Museum of Art. She collaborates with her husband, Jerry Carr, a former astronaut and commander of the International Space Station. Rules • Each artist may submit TWO works of art with a non-refundable entry fee of $35. (Additional works may be submitted for a fee $20 per each entry.) • Check or money order should be made payable to: Alexandria Museum of Art, P.O. Box 1028, Alexandria, LA 71309-1028 (All foreign payments must be MONEY ORDERS converted to United States currency.) • If paying via credit card, please fill in the required fields on the Entry Card and mail it along with your CD or DVD, or email it along with your emailed entry. • Entries will be juried by digital images emailed or sent on CDs or DVDs only. • All digital images submitted must be sized at 5”x7” and saved as a JPG at a 300 dpi resolution. • Each IMAGE must be labeled with ONLY the artwork title, medium, size, and date. Label CDs and DVDs with your name, titles of each entry, and length of DVD (if applicable). • Artist may submit only one (1) digital image for each 2-D entry, and up to three (3) digital images for each 3-D entry. Calendar May 29 Postmark and email deadline for receipt of digital images, CD (will not be returned), entry fee, plus a maximum 100 word artist statement for catalog use only (not available to juror before selected). June 2 Deadline for hand delivered entry forms and images. Aug. 3 Jury notification by mail or email if provided. No phone calls please! Aug. 25 Deadline for receipt of juried works and pre-paid return shipment label. Sept. 4 Artists’ Reception and Gallery Talk. Nov. 21 Exhibition Closes. Dec. 12 Deadline for pick up of hand delivered work. Shipping of art work with pre-paid return label provided by the artist begins. INSTRUCTIONS • Please print and fill out ALL information. • Send your entry officially postmarked or emailed by May 29, 2014. • Include form, fee, CD and artist statement. • ALL SELECTED WORKS MUST ARRIVE PRE-PAID BY AUGUST 25, 2014 ¬– ALONG WITH A PRE-PAID RETURN ADDRESS LABEL (no order forms with account numbers will be accepted, must be a completed label). • No work can exceed: o 7 (seven) feet (84”) in any direction o 200 lbs. in weight o 30 minutes in length for video entries. • Entries exceeding these limitations will automatically be disqualified. Failure to comply with rules of entry and deadlines will automatically disqualify cited entry.
  • Hermann Jaeger Juried Fine Art Competition

    The Neosho Arts Council is hosting The Hermann Jaeger Juried Fine Art Competition. This is a regional art competition and currently NAC is holding a call for entry for artist. The exhibit is open to all artists 18 years of age or older, amateur and professional. Entries must be original 2D works. Open to artists living in Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. There will be cash prizes. Deadline to enter is July 20, 2015. The Exhibition will be displayed at The Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce. The Neosho Arts Council will charge an entry fee of $35. Visit www.neoshoarts.net to fill out the entry form, submit images, and pay entry fee. Juror Emi Gennis will judge works for the exhibition from the jpeg images submitted, and will then select the award-winning works. The Neosho Arts Council will publish an Online Exhibition Catalog including all accepted entries and the award winning works with a statement by the juror. About the Juror: Emi Gennis is currently an assistant professor of art at Pittsburg State University. She holds a BA from the University of Chicago and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Gennis personally works as an illustrator and cartoonist. Her work has been published and exhibited internationally and she has been guest lecturer across the country. Awards: $300 First Place $200 Second Place $100 Third place For full details and to enter visit us online at neoshoarts.net
  • 2015 Rosenzweig Juried Biennial Exhibition

    Entries Due August 9, 2015
    The Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Juried Exhibition was established in 1992. In addition to carrying a $1000 Best in Show prize and three $100 awards, the Irene Rosenzweig Endowment Fund sets aside up to $2000 in purchase awards to build Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas' Permanent Collection. The 2015 exhibition will be juried by Coriana Close, Assist. Professor of Art at the University of Memphis. Entries are due August 9, 2015. Visit asc701.org for full details or to enter online.
  • Art of the Heartland

    Deadline: 07/10/2015
    National Juried Painting Competition with over $12,000 in cash awards.
  • Art of the Heartland

    Entries: 04/01/15 to 07/10/15; Exhibit 10/07/15 to 11/05/15
    National juried painting competition with over $12,000 in cash awards plus one artist entering work will be selected by American Art Collector and featured in their magazine. Entries should depict the best of America and its people. Full details and prospectus are on our website.
  • 21st Annual Artists of Northwest Arkansas Regional Juried Exhibition

    Deadline: July 12 , 2015; Exhibition: Oct 1 - 31, 2015
    We are excited to announce our call to artist for the 21st Annual ANA Regional Juried Art Exhibition. This prestigious event is a regional competition hosted by the Artists of Northwest Arkansas to support the work of artists in Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. The primary goal of the show is to acknowledge, promote and encourage artists in multiple media and disciplines. Our award's judge is Shannon Dillard Mitchell who is currently the Consulting Curator for Tyson Foods, Inc. Headquarters and an Independent Exhibition Curator and Fine Art Consultant. General Application Fee is $50 and membership application fee is $40 for up to 3 images per application. Additional images are $10 with a limit of 5 total images. If you would like to become a member of the Artists of Northwest Arkansas, please view our membership page. General membership to the Artists of Northwest Arkansas is $20 per year with discounts for family and students. This year we are excited about our online submission process. If you have any questions you have technical support at Juried Art Services. Full prospectus here: http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=933 If you would like to talk to someone at ANA, you may contact Shawna Elliott, our online application expert, at [email protected]
  • National Design Competition: Peace Corps Commemorative

    April 28 - June 12, 2015
    The Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation (PCCF) announces an open, two-stage, national design competition to select an artistically exceptional design concept for a permanent commemorative work in Washington, D.C. The commemorative work will honor the American ideals expressed and embodied in Peace Corps service. The competition provides designers from all across the United States an opportunity to create a compelling, truly unique commemorative work of public art that is bold and inspirational. The challenge of striving for a more peaceful world will never cease to exist. Fundamental American aspirations motivated creation of the Peace Corps and are expressed through the individual service of Peace Corps volunteers. This commemorative work is to be an enduring reminder of the American belief, manifested in Peace Corps service, that ordinary people from different parts of the world, living and working together in mutual respect and trust, can transcend differences between them and lay the groundwork for a better and more peaceful world. The site for the commemorative work is a prominent parcel of federal parkland located near the U.S. Capitol Building and Capitol Grounds, the National Mall and Washington’s historic Union Station. Stage I of the design competition began Monday March 9, 2015, with the launch of the design competition website, www.PeaceCorpsDesign.net. The deadline for Stage I registration and design concept submissions is Friday, June 12, 2015. The competition is open to artists, landscape architects and architects competing as individuals, teams or firms. Students currently enrolled in university-level programs are also eligible. To learn more about the commemorative work and the design competition, to pre-register (without obligation), or to sign up for updates, click on www.PeaceCorpsDesign.net. Updates also will be disseminated periodically via Twitter https://twitter.com/PCCF_updates.
  • Contemporary Art Gallery Online Announces a Call for Artists to Participate in the "ALL Botanicals" Art Competition & Exhibition

    May 1, 2015 to May 31, 2015
    Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 2nd Annual International “ALL BOTANICAL” Online Art Competition for the month of May 2015. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at Contemporary Art Gallery Online during the month of June 2015. Awards will be given for the top 5 chosen winners. In addition to the winning images, depending on the amount and the quality of the entries received, Honorable Recognition awards will also be presented. Prizes include Lifetime Memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Radio Interviews, Inclusion in the Year End Anthology Publication, Extensive Marketing and much more. Our Radio Shows have had more than 100,000 listens and the Gallery receives over 865,000 visitors a year with over 2.2 Million hits in a year. This is exposure you cannot garner on your own! To read the complete Prospectus: http://www.contemporaryartgalleryonline.gallery/may-2015-art-competition-botanical
  • “Landscapes” - Online Art Competition

    June 15, 2015
    Art-Competition.net is proud to announce a call to artists and photographers: “Landscapes” - $7600 in Cash and Prizes – (Winners will receive extensive marketing of their work.) Deadline: June 15, 2015. The competition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older. Theme: “Landscapes” – Artists present their vision of the landscape in so many unique ways. We see the landscapes from each of their unique emotional interpretations. Perhaps the landscape itself is not as important as the many interpretations we are presented with by the fertile minds of artists. Eligible artwork can be any two-dimensional still medium, painting, drawing, photography, digital art, collage, flat fiber art, etc. The work can be from representational to abstract.
  • Call to Artists - Digitally Projected Mural Competition and Festival

    Deadline for Submission: June 5, 2015
    OVERVIEW: AIDS Services Foundation Orange County encourages artists working in 2-D genres, new genres, video, documentation, experimental media, graphic design, and animation (objective and/or subjective) to apply to a digital mural projection Request for Proposal. A total of ten murals, either still or animation, will be selected for inclusion in at least one mural projection exhibition (murals will be digitally projected onto walls rather than painted or attached directly onto them) in Orange County, CA. Through either formal adjudication or by popular vote, up to five of the finalist murals will be selected to receive a cash prize of $2,000. The stipend will be awarded to the winners only. Remaining finalists will receive no compensation. No further remuneration will be considered. The final exhibition date(s) and location(s) are still to be determined. Applications are due by 5:00pm, Friday, June 5, 2015. Finalists will be required to complete and deliver the high-resolution JPEGs of their mural(s), suitable for digital projection, by 5:00pm, Friday, July 10, 2015. BACKGROUND & MESSAGING: ASF has embarked upon a three-year communications plan consisting primarily of public art. The works created throughout this project will convey “HIV/AIDS is not yet cured” and bring attention to the on-going struggle against HIV/AIDS in Orange County as well as ASF’s position as a leader in HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, and care in the community. ASF currently cares for 1,300 men, women, and children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS in Orange County, CA. On average, five persons per week are infected with HIV in our community. Over 50% of new infections occur in people aged thirty-five years and younger. A more complete picture of HIV/AIDS in Orange County can be found at www.ocasf.org/statistics.html. ELIGIBILITY: This call is open to emerging and established visual artists, college-aged or older, who are legally authorized to work in the United States (per U.S. Department of Labor). Prior public art experience is not a requirement. To download or view the entire RFP, please visit www.ocasf.org/request-for-proposal-mural.html.
  • "Pets We Love" Art Call That Supports The ASPCA

    June 22, 2015
    Art-Competition.net announces a Call To Artists for “Pets We Love” an online exhibit. Deadline: June 22, 2015. The “Pets We Love” exhibit is proud to support the ASPCA and its mission to save lives. Our Pets, from exotic birds to cuddly cats, become family and are our caring companions. It is no wonder that they have graced historic and contemporary works of art. Ten artists will be selected for the group exhibition. The entries are to be two-dimensional still artwork created in any of the following mediums: paint, drawing, photography, digital, collage, fiber, etc. The exhibit will be extensively marketed with numerous Press Releases, Social Media Marketing, Event Listings & Event Calendars, and featured in our Art Market Newsletter with over 16,000 subscribers. Entry fee: $20 for the initial entry and $10 for each additional image.
  • Art Call - Theme “Figurative” Online Art Competition

    Deadline June 26, 2015
    Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 5th Annual “Figurative” Juried Online Art Competition for the month of June 2015. The gallery invites all 2D and 3D artists (including photography) from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s July 2015 online group art exhibition. Figurative subjects would be considered to be any 2D or 3D art by depicting the human form and human features. “Figurative” subjects are considered to be figures, forms and faces. We will accept art on this subject that is either representational or abstract, but please, do not submit any erotic art. The deadline to apply to this art competition is June 26, 2015. Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion. For further information and to apply online http://www.lightspacetime.com
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