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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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Call for Art - “Open” (No Theme) Online Art Competition

    Closes November 27, 2014
    Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for art for the gallery’s 4th Annual “Open” (No Theme) Juried Online Art Competition for the month of November 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 December 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 “Open” by submitting their best representational or non-representational art. There is no theme for this art competition. The deadline to apply to this art competition is November 27, 2014. Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion. For further information and to apply online http://www.lightspacetime.com
  • 3rd Louisiana Biennial National Juried Show

    Deadline for submissions December 8, 2014
    Call for Entry Submission Deadline: December 8, 2014 Louisiana Tech University School of Design 3rd National Louisiana Biennial: Juried Exhibition Exhibition Dates: January 20, 2015- February 24, 2015 Louisiana Biennial: National Juried Exhibition is a multi-media show for 2D and 3D works (including video) exploring any theme. Juror is Naima Keith, Assistant Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY. Naima J. Keith is an Assistant Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Since joining the Studio Museum in 2011, she has organized numerous exhibitions, including Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974 - 1989 (2014), Glenn Kaino: 19.83 (2014), The Shadows Took Shape (co-curated with Zoe Whitley, 2013), Robert Pruitt: Women (2013). She comes to the Studio Museum from a position as Curatorial Fellow at the Hammer Museum, where she worked closely with guest curator Prof. Kellie Jones on the critically acclaimed exhibition Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 (2011). Keith received a BA from Spelman College and an MA in art history at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has lectured widely, including presentations at the Zoma Contemporary Art Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; The Sterling And Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA; The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY; and Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY. Her essays have been featured in publications for The Studio Museum in Harlem, Hammer Museum, LAXART, MoMA PS1, NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art and the University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara. Keith has also taught at Loyola Marymount University, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Santa Barbara and University of Missouri. Submission limited to 3- 5 works, all 2D, 3D and video works eligible for entry Submission Fees: 1-3 works $30, 4-5 works: $35 Visit http://artlatech.slideroom.com to submit Visit http://slideroom.zendesk.com for online image/video prep help Awards Best in Show: $500 + a solo exhibition at LA Tech in 2014/15 Juror’s Choice: $300 Two Honorable Mentions: $100 each Important Dates: Submission Deadline: December 8, 2014 Acceptance notice: December 15, 2014 Deadline for drop-off/receipt of accepted works: January 12-13, 2015 Opening Reception and Juror Talk: January 20, 2015 Exhibition Closes: February 24, 2015 Pick-up and return shipping: February 26-27, 2015 Eligibility: • All entries must be created by the artist(s) submitting the work within the past 5 years. Artists must be 18 years of age or older. • Monetary values for each work must be given for insurance purposes. Louisiana Tech Uni-versity does not handle art sales. Any inquiries will be forwarded to the artist. • Media is open, but work must be ready to exhibit. Artist is responsible for providing installa-tion hardware (wall ready, wire, cleats, etc). Unusual hanging or installation methods must be approved. Video works need to be high quality DVD. • Work should not exceed 60” in width or 84” in height (including frame). • 2d work must not exceed 50 lbs and 3d works must not exceed 100 lbs. • Accepted artists must sign an Exhibition Contract. • LA Tech reserves the right to reproduce submitted images for all media and publicity pur-poses. • LA Tech reserves the right to reject work that differs from submitted images/videos. • No more than 5 entries are allowed. • A non-refundable submission fee of $30 for up to 3 entries or $35 for 5 entries is required. Submission fees must be paid online at the time of entry. • There will be two submission areas at artlatech.slideroom.com, allowing individuals to choose between submitting 3 or 5 images. Choose the submission that reflects the number of entries you wish to submit; artists cannot submit to both. • Online entry must be complete to be accepted. Submission via http://artlatech.slideroom.com will serve as artist’s signature and agreement to all terms and conditions. Accepted artists will also receive an exhibition agreement at a later date. • Application materials must be received via http://artlatech.slideroom.com no later than 11.59 pm on Monday December 8, 2014 • Communication regarding acceptance will be done via email. Please do not call to inquire about submissions. Delivery: Artists are responsible for shipping both ways. Work must be packed in sturdy, reusable boxes with proper protection (at least 1 inch of proper packing material between box and artwork). Return shipping must be prepaid and enclosed with artwork or sent to the gallery at least 1 week prior to the closing of the exhibition. Do not use packing peanuts. Louisiana Tech University is not responsible for any damage incurred in transit. Shipping insurance is encouraged. Image criteria: • Suggested image settings for best possible quality and ease of viewing for juror: - .jpg file format - sRGB color profile - 1024 x 768 pixels for image files - 640 pixels on longest edge for video files - 72 ppi resolution - image submissions should not be larger than 5 mb per file - video submissions should be .mov or .wmv file format not exceeding 5 minutes and no larger than 60 mb per file.
  • World Illustration Awards

    11/21/2014-02/09/2015
    For nearly four decades, the AOI has presented the most comprehensive and significant awards for illustration in the UK. Now, for the first time in it's history, the organisation welcomes an international partner, the Directory of Illustration, to create the World Illustration Awards. Work entered into the World Illustration Awards will be reviewed by a jury of distinguished and international industry professionals. The competition shortlist reflects exceptional work by illustrators currently making an outstanding contribution to visual culture. Shortlisted work is showcased online, allowing commissioners and industry peers to browse work and contact successful artists directly. Each year’s shortlist is available to view permanently in the Awards archive. Award Winners will be announced at a prestigious ceremony at Somerset House, the major arts and cultural centre in the heart of London. Selected works will be exhibited in their spectacular Terrace Rooms before touring the UK, as well as being showcased in an accompanying publication, which will be circulated to all major commissioners of illustration. Following its display at Somerset House the exhibition tours to multiple venues across the UK. This national tour receives approximately 40,000 visitors during its run. A publication will be launched to coincide with this exhibition and will be available from October 2015.
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