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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tennessee Tech University Centennial Public Art

    1 August - 26 September 2014
    Tennessee Tech University seeks an artist or artist team to design and implement exterior site-specific artwork, or multiple and related artwork, of original design and intended for permanent display. The artwork should communicate energy and vitality and celebrate the spirit of the university and the local community. It will be an important component in visitors' first impressions of the university. No entry fee. Budget: $50,000
  • 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
  • Call for Art - Theme “Abstracts” Online Art Competition

    August 18, 2014
    Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 5th Annual “Abstracts” Juried Online Art Competition for the month of September 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 October 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 “Abstracts” by submitting their best nonobjective or nonrepresentational art. The deadline to apply to this art competition is September 26, 2014. Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion. For further information and to apply online http://www.lightspacetime.com
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