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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 3rd Annual Hot Springs Photography Competition

    September 30, 2014
    The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs is seeking submissions for the 3rd Annual Hot Springs Photography Competition. The deadline for submissions is September 30. The finalist exhibition will displayed at The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs from October 30 - November 29. The competition is open to all photographers residing in the United States, sixteen years and older and all forms of photography are accepted. There is no size limitations, however the FAC reserves the right to limit the number of pieces that are over 36 inches frame included. Work does not need to be framed but needs to be ready to hang with a wire or strong cord. Art works may not have been previously exhibited at The FAC Gallery in Hot Springs. FEES Entry fee is $35 ($25 for FAC members) for one to three artworks. The FAC retains a 35% commission of the retail value of all sales. Submitted artwork does not have to be for sale AWARDS 30 to 40 works will be selected to be included in the finalist exhibition held at The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs from Oct 30 - Nov 29, 2014. The following prizes will be awarded at the Opening Reception on Nov 7: Three categories $250 General Photography $250 General Landscape $250 Digital Art SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Send the following items by Sept 30, 2014: __ jpg file with last name and title on CD __ Email jpg file with last name and title Please follow file guide lines listed on the website. hsfac.org __ completed and signed entry form http://www.hsfac.org/photo-comp-14.html __ $35 entry fee ($25 for members), mail check or pay by Paypal on website Email donna@hsfac.org Mail PO Box 6263 Hot Springs AR 71902 Gallery 626 Central Ave. 71901 501 - 624 - 0489 The judges are Hot Springs photographers Taylor Bellot and Bob Dion.
  • Working Artist Org. / $1000 Working Art Grant / Art Purchase Award / Call for Submissions

    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 September 30, 2014. For application guidelines please see: http://www.workingartist.org/art-grant-guidelines.html . info@workingartist.org
  • 2015 Bonnaroo Call to Artists at Nashville International Airport

    Application Deadline: November 9, 2014
    The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival®, in partnership with Arts at the Airport, is seeking proposals for 5 artistic Bonnaroo-themed displays at the Nashville International Airport in Nashville, Tennessee. The display, which will be suspended from the ceiling from March 16, 2015 - January 24, 2016, encompasses 5 skylights located in the airport concourses on the secure side of the terminal.
  • Call for Art - Theme “Nature” Online Art Competition

    Now Until October 27, 2014
    Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for art for the gallery’s 4th Annual “Nature” Juried Online Art Competition for the month of October 2014. The gallery invites all 2D and 3D artists (including photography) from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s November 2014 online group art exhibition. For this theme, "Nature" will be the artist’s depiction of the physical world and is considered to be anything that was not created or substantially altered by man. Subjects to encompass the “Nature” theme would include geographical sites, natural objects, wildlife and natural environments. The deadline to apply to this art competition is October 27, 2014. Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion. For further information and to apply online http://www.lightspacetime.com
  • Free Entry - Call For 2D Art - Compilation Book

    Shaw Creative Inc. is publishing its first art compilation book and looking for artistic talent to feature! It is completely FREE to participate, and we are accepting all traditional 2D pieces. Enter as many times as you'd like - each winner will receive 2 free copies with a chance to purchase more at a 50% discount. See our website for full details. Deadline: November 15, 2014 Website: www.ShawCreativeInc.com Questions: hello@ShawCreativeInc.com
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