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September 2, 2014
CALL FOR ENTRIES: THE ARTIST’S MAGAZINE OVER 60 COMPETITION We’re looking for artists age 60+ working in two dimensions in all traditional art media. Submit your work and you could see it featured in The Artist’s Magazine! 10 winners will be prominently featured in the magazine and will receive $250 each in cash prizes. Entry fee. Details: 715-445-4612 OR OR

December 6, 2014
DAVE BOWN PROJECTS The initiatives of the privately held U.S. company focus on advancing the field of visual arts by conducting research, buying works of art for the Collection of Dave Bown Projects, and providing unrestricted monetary awards to visual artists. Entry fee. Details/contact: Dave Bown 917-365-5265

July 31, 2014
THE GATEWAY TO SEDONA ARTIST COMPETITION Open to all painters over 18 working in traditional media (oil, acrylic, pastel, and watercolor). Online juried painting competition starts July 1, 2014. Early-bird entries gain additional exposure. Over $10,000 in prizes: monthly prize of $200; Grand Prize: $5000. Promotes artists and contributes to building of The Laughing Toucan Art Center in Belize, Central America. Entry fee. Details: OR

April 25, 2014
64th ANNUAL ART OF THE NORTHEAST May 31 – July 26, 2014 Open to All Media Curator: Andrew Russeth, Art Critic: New York Observer, Gallerist and 16 Miles of String Awards: Best in Show: $3,000 prize and a solo exhibition at Silvermine Arts Center. Artists must reside in CT, DE, MA, MD (D.C.), ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT. Entry fee. Details: 203-966-9700 OR OR

July 25, 2014
CALL FOR Human Factor THEMED ART All media 2-D and 3-D national juried exhibition for September 2014. Cash Awards. Email entries and PayPal accepted. Entry fee. Details/prospectus (send SASE): FCCA 813 Sophia St Fredericksburg VA 22401 540-760-6928

July 26, 2014
POETRY CONTEST Everyone is encouraged to enter the 10th Annual Contest. Up to three poems can be submitted. Poets do not have to live in Lincoln, CA to be eligible. Young Poets, 18-years of age or under, are encouraged to submit poems and will compete in a special “Young Poets” category. Entry Forms and Contest Rules can be downloaded. No entry fee. Details: OR

July 27, 2014
4th ANNUAL CALL FOR Animals THEMED ART Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 4th Annual “Animals” Juried Online Art Competition for the month of July 2014. Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion. Entry fee. Details: 888-490-3530 OR OR

July 28, 2014
COMMEMORATING WW1 THROUGH ART Free international art project for all young people aged 4 – 18. Opportunity to explore WW1 in paintings. Ideas: Life for soldiers experiencing the war, Life for civilians back home, Battle scenes, Propaganda posters, Life after the war, Armament, Effects of the war on soldiers, their families and others, The build up to the War. Schools welcome. No entry fee. Details: OR

July 30, 2014
BEVERLY HILLS ART SHOW CALL TO ARTISTS This show is an outdoor, four-block long event, comprised solely of original fine art and fine craft, taking place on October 18 & 19, 2014. It takes place in the center blocks of a 22-block historic linear park in the center of Beverly Hills. Entry fee. Details: 310-285-6836 OR OR

July 31, 2014
GEORGIA WRITERS RESIDENCY Open to practicing, published writers (emerging/mid-career in all literary genres) as well as capable teachers who have experience working with writers of all levels within their field of expertise. Loose Change Writers in Residence will receive a stipend of $750 as well as 80 hours/month access to a shared co-working space for a six month duration. Travel and housing costs are the responsibility of the resident writers. In return, Loose Change Writers in Residence will hold office hours (for free, but by appointment only) for community members seeking advice and feedback on their writing. Application fee. Details: OR

July 31, 2014
28th NATIONAL JURIED CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION Barrett Art Galleries, Poughkeepsie, NY, heart of Hudson Valley and Tri-State region. Exhibition Sept. 27 – Nov. 8, 2014; monetary awards, reception on 9/27. Juror: Lynne Warren, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Visual media eligible: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, installation art, glass, ceramics, fiber and mixed media. Entry fee. Details: 845-471-2550 OR OR

July 31, 2014
CQ37 INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES BIGTIME EXPOSURE We’re looking for the best of the best in art, advertising, design, illustration, photography and fine art. Open to professionals and students worldwide. Affordable entry fees. Winners featured in our Winter issue and in our online gallery. Entry fee. Details: 212-591-2566 OR OR

July 31, 2014
CALL TO ARTISTS: “SEASCAPE/WATER” THEME COMPETITION Contemporary Art Gallery Online is proud to announce its Second Annual, International, Seascape and Water Theme Art Competition and Exhibition. All 2D and 3D amateur and professional artists are invited to create their best Art and Enter. Visit us online to view pasts exhibits and to review eligibility requirements and prizes. Entry fee. Details: 305-509-1788 OR http:// OR

July 31, 2014
SHELTERED: ART BENEFIT FOR ANIMALS AT RISK The five-week show is open to residents of the US, 18 years and older. The theme is “shelter.” Artists are encouraged to interpret broadly. All art mediums considered. Works can be abstract, symbolic, realistic, representational, pastoral, urbanesque, minimalist. We want to see your vision! Details: OR

July 31, 2014
ART ORGANIZATION SEEKS NEW DIRECTOR Anchor Art Space is a non-profit, artist-run organization in Anacortes, WA. We are looking for a new Director. The Director will work closely with our board to guide the direction and growth of Anchor Art Space as both collaborator and supervisor. $900 per month + commission on any new grant money. Please send a letter of interest and a resume with two recommendations. Details: 360-755-3140 OR OR

August 1, 2014
4th ANNUAL MIDDLESEX FELLS CALL FOR ART Seeking artists of various media for its 4th annual Fells Art Month for the month of September, 2014, at the Beebe Estates gallery, 235 West Foster, Melrose, Massachussetts. Opening reception is September 5 from 7-9 pm. Gallery hours are Saturdays from 11-3. This year’s theme is Nature, our most precious resource. We are seeking art that depicts nature under threat, nature being preserved and nature being celebrated. The size limit for hanging art is 20 x 20. Please submit at most 3 samples. No entry fee. Details/submission Mike Oliver 781-662-2340

August 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ARTISTS Master of Art International 2014 (“the competition”)with themed of Masterpieces – exclusively the very best pieces of original art work paintings and drawings annual juror international art selling exhibition.The competition is open to all artists worldwide with a total of £ 45,000 GBP worth of prize awards. Can enter unlimited number of entries, no size requirements. Entry fee. Details: 798-535-0647 OR OR

August 4, 2014
CALL FOR DREAMS, FANTASIES, AND ILLUSIONS Seeking photographs of any kind that create dreamworlds, spin fantastic tales, or suggest imaginary illusions. Juried by the amazing photographic team of Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick. PhotoPlace Gallery. Application fee. Details:

August 10, 2014
4th HOLGA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION Show us your best Holga image. “Out of the box” is about artistic creativity to produce an image starting with a Holga camera. Not that you have to photograph your Holga – out of the box – with out modifications”. It is open to amateur and professional photographers around the globe that use a Holga camera or an element of it. Juror: David Burnett. Cash prizes and exhibition opportunities. Entry fee. Details/contact: TCC PHOTO | GALLERY 207 N Center St Longview TX 75601 903-236-4686

August 15, 2014
CALL FOR BOSTON AREA ARTISTS In conjunction with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), the Somerville, Medford and Cambridge Arts Councils will commission multiple artists to design an integrated art program for the Green Line Extension stations. Details:

August 15, 2014
ARTIST RESIDENCY 3 MONTHS LIVE/WORK LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC The Con Artist Collective creative community, gallery, and creative coworking space will host the Epic Epoch residency. 1 selected artist will receive 3 months living, 24 hour work space, a vibrant artist community, and a 2 weeks solo gallery show. Six artists will also be chosen to participate in a group show, and 300 artists will be granted either discounted or free membership to the Collective. Application fee. Details: 646-504-2323 OR OR

August 15, 2014
YOUNGARTS CALL FOR VISUAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCEY APPLICATIONS Emerging and mid-career artists across the country are encouraged to apply for the YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts. The program will provide at least three visual artists a year with time, space and resources; help them forge key relationships; and give them the chance to work in Miami and engage with its community. Entry fee. Details: 800-970-2787 OR

August 15, 2014
STEAMPUNK MARSHMALLOW FLUFF FESTIVAL POSTER COMPETITION What the Fluff? is a unique Somerville festival dedicated to food, invention and art that celebrates Archibald Query, Somerville resident and inventor of Marshmallow Fluff. Each year the residents of Somerville collaborate on a huge festival that features activities, music, food and fun for Fluff fans of all ages. This is a great opportunity for a local graphic designer to add to their portfolio by designing a poster, t-shirt and related materials for a wildly popular, highly attended event. There is a small stipend available for this project. No entry fee. Please send letters of interest, portfolio links and any questions to:

August 15, 2014
BOSTON AREA ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM We are currently accepting submissions from artists of all media in the first five years of their career who are not enrolled full-time in an academic program. The artist-in-residence will be awarded a 132 square foot studio with a shared lobby space, and will have the opportunity to live rent-free in a single bedroom cottage within walking distance of The Umbrella. Application fee. Details:

August 18, 2014
RICHESON75 FIGURE/PORTRAIT 2014: $10K BEST IN SHOW 2-D original art only (sorry no digital or photography). 75 finalists invited to show in Richeson Gallery Exhibit Oct 20-Dec 6, 2014. Artwork must be present in the gallery to be eligible for awards. Awards Juror Mr William Suys, OPA. Entry fee. Details: OR

August 24, 2014
MATERIALIZE: SCULPTURE USING DIGITAL FABRICATION Visual artists and designers using 3D printing invited to submit works for juried exhibition. Artworks must have a component created using 3D printing process, can include haptic and 3D photoscan technologies. Juror Tom Lauerman. Open to U.S. artists 18 and over. Entry fee. Details: 937-775-2978 OR OR

August 30, 2014
PRIVATE CHOICES PUBLIC SPACES Private Choices, Public Spaces takes on the public-private threshold of the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi and the highly nuanced interface to illuminate the spatial implications of access to reproductive health care and the role design can play in expanding the conversation. Postcards must be posted by August 30 and will be exhibited at The New School this September. No entry fee. Details:

August 31, 2014
A SHOW OF HEADS A thematic exhibition based on the portrayal and interpretation of the human head to be held at the Limner Gallery, October 23 – November 22, 2014. Open for entry to all artists working in any media. $2,200 in Direct Art Magazine publication awards. Entry fee. Prospectus/details/questions: SlowArt Productions 123 Warren Street Hudson NY 12534

September 1, 2014
LOGO DESIGN COMPETITION FOR ART & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL $2,500 in Cash Prizes: 45th Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival Entry Format: Print Ready Vector based artwork: EPS, AI, PDF. Wonderful opportunity to design a logo. Winning artwork will be used for the Official Festival Poster, T-Shirts, Glassware, Signage and print and web based marketing materials and recognize by numerous press outlets. Entry fee. Details: OR

September 8, 2014
CALL FOR “GMO FOODS” THEMED ART Calling all art activists, writers, anyone embroiled with trying to make sense of genetically modified organisms, to contribute to The Light Millennium’s special web issue: Freedom of Information in the Genetically Modified Age. All media to be displayed on website, submissions accepted throughout the summer, with a possible event in New York in the fall. No entry fee. Details: OR

September 15, 2014
CALL FOR WORKS ON PAPER South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA, invites entries of original work that offer distinctive, imaginative imagery using paper. Show dates October 24 – December 21, 2014. Opening Reception October 24 6-8pm Juried by Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. $1200 in prizes – all work must be for sale. Entry fee. Details: 781-383-2787 OR

October 1, 2014
RESIDENCY IN WYOMING’S BIGHORN MOUNTAINS THE UCROSS FOUNDATION RESIDENCY PROGRAM is currently accepting applications for residencies of 2-6 weeks. Located on a 20,000 acre working cattle ranch in the foothills of Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains. Individuals from all stages of their professional careers are invited to apply. Applications accepted by mail or electronic submission. No charge for residency. Application fee and refundable residency deposit. Details: 307-737-2291 OR OR

October 14, 2014
INTERNATIONAL ONLINE ART COMPETITION: ART TOPPLING TOBACCO Topple tobacco through your expression in art. $5000 in prize money to be shared in adult section and $850 in Kids Section. 2014 last of the series of Art Toppling Tobacco then onwards to The Grand Final on World No Tobacco Day 2015 when prize money is $20,000. No entry fee. Details:

October 15, 2014
TEACHERS AGAINST PREJUDICE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ART CONTEST Open to students in grades 1-4 in any country. Submit artwork on the theme of “Living Together in Peace” in jpeg format by e-mail or on disk. First and second prizes ($100-$150) awarded in two categories. No entry fee. Details:

October 17, 2014
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION Opportunity for cash awards up to $10,000. Performance and exhibition opportunities. Chance for a week of master classes with world-renowned professionals in your discipline. Exclusive chance at nomination for U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts. Lifetime of support and networking with over 20,000 alumni. Open to visual, literary, design and performing artists 15-18 years old or grades 10-12. Entry fee. Details: 800-970-2787 OR

October 20, 2014
2014 MYSTERY BUILD COMPETITION $21,000 in cash awards! Create a work of art using ONLY the materials in a Mystery Build kit! What’s inside? We can’t tell you, but you can expect to find some common art materials and plenty of surprises. All 2014 kits are identical. It’s a project that combines the creation of art, challenge of a puzzle, and the fun of a game. Jump-start your creativity! Materials kit includes Entry fee. Details:

October 31, 2014
ARTISTS’ CALL FOR GALLERY EXHIBITIONS The Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery hosts six exhibits each year, showing contemporary art in all media. Exhibits are 5 weeks long. Exhibits are in pairs, groups and solo. Reviewing exhibition proposals for six exhibits in the 2015 – 2016 academic year. Open to U.S. residency. All media. Limit 10 images. Entry fee. Details: 831-646-3060 OR OR

December 21, 2014
ARTIST MARKET IN SOMERVILLE MASSACHUSETTS Space is available in upcoming Saturday Local Artist Market (SLAM) dates through Dec 2014. SLAM is in its 5th year providing a venue for local artists to exhibit & sell their work & an opportunity for shoppers to find a wide variety of art & handmade goods in one location. All media is considered. Entry fee. Details: OR

January 5, 2015
12th ANNUAL OUTDOOR JURIED EXHIBIT CASH AWARDS Embracing Our Differences is accepting submissions for its annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion displayed April & May 2015 in Southwest FL USA. 39 artists will be selected and national and international submissions are encouraged. $3,000 (US) in awards. No entry fee. Details: 941-404-5710 OR OR

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