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May 2, 2016
THE ARTISTS MAGAZINE ANNUAL ART COMPETITION The Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art Competition wants to honor your most outstanding work. If your art is deserving of being celebrated in the pages of The Artist’s Magazine, this competition is for you! $24,000 in cash prizes plus publication in The Artist’s Magazine. Entry Fee. Get a 10% discount using the code ADL16. Details:

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June 30, 2016
STRANGE FIGURATIONS Strange Figurations, this thematic exhibition is focused primarily on Surreal, Visionary, Outsider and generally Extraordinary art forms. Open to all media, techniques and styles. 72” maximum dimension. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, September 8 - October 2, 2016. Three artists from the exhibition will be selected to appear in the annual, “Best of Limner” Magazine and catalog. Details:

May 1, 2016
SOHO PHOTO GALLERY 2016 NATIONAL COMPETITION Soho Photo Gallery, New York City’s longest running cooperative photography gallery, is pleased to announce its 21st National Juried Competition. All photo-based works are eligible for this competition with no limitation as to subject matter or technique. Our juror, Elisabeth Biondi, will choose approximately 40 photographs for exhibition in our gallery, located in lower Manhattan. Entry fee. Details: OR

May 2, 2016
FRESH CALL FOR NC ARTISTS FRESH is an exhibition of new works by North Carolina artists with two opportunities for all participating artists to show and sell work at Artspace. Open to artists ages 18+ working in NC in all media. Entry Fee. Sales and commissions: All artwork must be available for purchase. Artspace is a visual arts center inspiring innovation through opportunities to experience the creative process. Details: 919-821-2787 OR OR

May 2, 2016
THE ARTISTS MAGAZINE ANNUAL ART COMPETITION The Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art Competition wants to honor your most outstanding work. If your art is deserving of being celebrated in the pages of The Artist’s Magazine, this competition is for you! $24,000 in cash prizes plus publication in The Artist’s Magazine. Entry Fee. Details:

May 3, 2016
OFF THE WALL SCULPTURE EXHIBITION Off the Wall is an exhibition of freestanding sculpture. Artists from North America are eligible to enter their original artwork. Juror is Sebastian Martorana, Baltimore marble sculptor and adjunct professor at Maryland Institute College of Art. Entry fee. Details: 410-268-4566 OR OR

May 3, 2016
WATERING HOLES GLOBAL ONLINE EXHIBITION Artists around the world are invited to enter original artwork inspired by the theme of Watering Holes. This Maryland Federation of Art exhibit will be juried by Adam Davies, photographer, former lecturer at the NGA, Carnegie Mellon and Harvard, and named as Outstanding Emerging Artist at the DC Mayor’s Arts Awards. Entry fee. Details: 410-268-4566 OR OR

May 5, 2016
CALL FOR ARTISTS “RE COGNITION” ART MAP.PONTE DE LIMA.2016 ART-MAP is happy to announce the call for its second big international art show in Ponte de Lima! On the behalf of an art event, the project proposes the artists the discovering of amazing places, quality exposition spaces and thankful audiences. The exhibition will take place during the months of June and July and August 2016 and occupy several locations. Submission is free. Details:

May 6, 2016
$25,000 PAINTING COMPETITION: REINTEGRATION OF PRO FOOTBALL Any professional artist living in America is invited to submit concept. In 1946, full year before Jackie Robinson began playing professional baseball, 4 African American football players brought about the permanent reintegration of pro football: Marion Motley, Bill Willis, Woody Strode, and Kenny Washington. Go to See video on Youtube, search “Forgotten Four.” Entry fee. Details: 330-453-1075 OR

MAY 8, 2016
GEOMETRY INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRY Photographic composition uses geometric concepts each time the artist determines where to place a focal point and how to fill the frame. Other elements that may catch the viewers eye are texture, color, shape. VIEW OUR WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE CALL Details: 917-359-2642 OR OR

May 8, 2016
ART IN ODD PLACES 2016 : RACE Every October for the past eleven years, Art in Odd Places (AiOP) has presented a multi-disciplinary public art festival on 14th Street in Manhattan. Creating a test-site for the possibilities and limitations of public space, AiOP is a gift to the popular imagination of New York City. The ethos is one of sharing, openness, and accessibility. This year with a focus of RACE. Details:

May 9, 2016
CDS DOROTHEA LANGE-PAUL TAYLOR PRIZE $10,000 award from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University supports documentary artists, working alone or in teams, who are involved in extended, on-going fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit the interplay of words and images. Submissions accepted February to May 2016. Entry fee. Details:

May 10, 2016
CALL FOR ENTRIES : 8TH ANNUAL SANCHEZ ART CENTER 50|50 SHOW Sanchez Art Center (SAC) seeks California artists (18 and older) for its 8th annual 50|50 Show, which takes place Aug 26-Sept 18, 2016. Accepted artists will create 50 small works (6” x 6”) over the course of 50 days. Each artist chooses a theme for their 50 pieces, and uses a single medium throughout the 50-piece series. Details:

May 12, 2016
FIBER OPTIONS EXHIBIT: CALL FOR ENTRIES Original 2D and 3D fiber art by North American artists is eligible for entry. Juror is Susanna Fields-Kuehl, asst. director at Montpelier Arts Center. Exhibit is 7/14-8/6/2016 at Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery. Entry fee. Details: 410-268-4566 OR OR

May 12, 2016
CALLING FOR SUBMISSIONS : BLANK WALL GALLERY : PORTRAITS People and their expressions have always been an interesting subject for photographers. It is really challenging to try to capture the emotions and the mood of a person in just one shot. It is also always interesting to see what the photographers see on the people they have photographed. We would really like to see this relationship as it is developed through your “Portraits”. Details:

May 15, 2016
FINDING MR. RIGHT FINDING MR. RIGHT, an upcoming anthology, is seeking true story essay submissions from female writers worldwide. In addition to paperback publication, cash prizes of $200, $100 and $75 will be awarded to the top three authors that win our judges’ hearts in the categories of “Love At First Sight,” “Near Mrs.,” “Stupid Stuff I Did For Love,” “Were You There Along?” and “Table For One.” Entry Fee. Details:

May 16, 2016
ARTIST RESIDENCY AT THE STUDIOS OF KEY WEST Offering up to 35 juried one-month residencies per year to artists. Our campus is a newly renovated art deco building with exhibition space, classrooms and 9 studios (utilized by local artists). Nearby, a lush sculpture garden surrounded by 2 cottages house residency artists. Residencies run from the 16th of the month through the 14th of the following month. Application Fee Details: 305-296-0458 OR OR

May 18, 2016
MANUS ET PEDIBUS Darkroom Gallery is calling for photography that captures the many different uses and appearances of hands and feet. We are looking for images that not only capture these body parts in unique or all too familiar circumstances but also the handiwork and destruction that they leave behind. Entry fee. Details: 802-777-3686 OR OR

May 22, 2016
FOOD: THE BIG, THE BAD, THE FUTURE OPEN CALL for “Science Inspires Art: FOOD” international juried exhibition to be held at the New York Hall of Science from September 17, 2016 – February 26, 2017; open to artists working in any media; All details and submissions are online; Entry Fee. Details:

May 22, 2016
SUMMER SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION Summer Small Works Exhibition in the NEW NAWA GALLERY 315 West 39th Street, Suite 508, NYC 10018 July 8 – August 19, 2016 (6 week juried exhibition) Reception: Thursday, July 14, 2016, 5-7pm Four Awards totaling $500 given out. Details: 212-675-1616 OR OR

May 22, 2016
CALL FOR ENTRIES: NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBIT All fine art, traditional and alternate 2D/3D media, innovative and experimental approaches accepted. Juror: Alejo Benedetti, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR. Founded by the Walton Family Foundation, Crystal Bridges’ growing permanent collection spans five centuries of American art from Colonial era to present day. Exhibit hosted at South Arkansas Arts Center. Entry Fee. Details: 870-862-5474 OR OR

May 31, 2016
INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ONLINE ART COMPETITION, ALL BOTANICAL Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 3rd Annual International “ALL Botanical” Online Art Competition for the month of May 2016. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at Contemporary Art Gallery Online during the month of June 2016. Awards will be given for the top 5 chosen winners in the Paintings, Photography/Digital Art and Mixed Media/3D Categories. “Entry Fee” Details: 844-210-7722 OR

May 31, 2016
CREATIVE REUSE AND SUSTAINABILITY: CALL FOR ARTIST PROPOSALS Call for Artists: Seeking project proposals for the inaugural Re:NEW Festival, a celebration of creative reuse, transformation, and sustainability, taking place in Pittsburgh Sept. 9 – Oct. 9, 2016. Open to all U.S. artists and performers working with the festival themes. No entry fee. Details:

June 1, 2016
BOSTON LGBTQIA ARTIST ALLIANCE SUMMER SHOW CALL FOR WORK Call to submit to an exhibition of work by artists living and creating at the intersection of LGBTQIA issues and culturally defined notions of “disability”. Show is about empowerment, community, representation and visibility. Does not need to address a particular theme, but must be submitted by this demographic. All mediums included. Details: OR

June 1, 2016
A ROOM, A HOUSE, A CITY, A PERSON, A FEELING. HOME. Our HOME contest is your opportunity to share the places, people, pets, landscapes, objects, and textures that create your definition of home. Join our international community of photographers and share your images with our distinguished judges. The prizes are terrific and the 50 winning images are featured in The Workshops online gallery. (Entry Fee) Details: 505-983-1400 OR OR

June 2, 2016
CALL FOR ARTISTS: COLOR $3000 in cash prizes. “Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.” – Oscar Wilde. Find the colors that sing to you; share them with our wide audience. We welcome really huge work; enourmous gallery! Juror: by Lilian Tone, Assistant Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art. Entry fee. Details: OR

June 3, 2016
SUCCESS SUMMIT TWO DAY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE This inspiring two day conference and networking event equips artists with everything they need to succeed in today’s competitive art market. Both days are packed with marketing, coaching and education sessions from nuts and bolts sessions on business development and marketing to interviews with influential industry experts from across the nation on what’s selling. Details: 513-723-1222 OR OR

June 4, 2016
$10,000 IN CASH PRIZES • DAVE BOWN PROJECTS • Jurors: Kathleen Goncharov, Curator of Contemporary Art, Boca Raton Museum of Art; Irene Hofmann, Director and Chief Curator, SITE Santa Fe; Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. We will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received. Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis as submissions are received. Details: 917-365-5265 OR OR

June 12, 2016
ART COMES ALIVE ANNUAL COMPETITION & EXHIBITION Artists can enter up to four images of their work online. After all the submissions are in, our list of prestigious Jurors from all around the country cast their votes for the top artists.Those artists are then showcased in a final exhibit here in Cincinnati and awarded purchase awards, gallery contracts, publishing contracts, solos shows, publicity, and good ol’ fashion mula. Entry cost: $55-95. Details: 513-723-1222 OR OR

June 15, 2016
AUGUST JURIED SHOW AT FOUNDRY GALLERY IN WASHINGTON DC This month-long show at the Foundry’s new space near the 9:30 Club in Washington is open to painting, drawing and mixed media by artists in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Reception and publicity by gallery. Apply by email, $30 for up to five images. Details: 301-452-4005 OR OR

June 15, 2016
NATIONAL SMALL OIL PAINTING EXHIBITION The Wichita Center for the Arts, August 26 – September, 2016. $3,000 in cash awards. Juror: Michael Onken of Carbondale, Illinois. Entry fee. Postmark deadline: June 15, 2016. Details: 316-634-2787 OR

June 28, 2016
PEEP SHOW Judge Kate Kunau, is the Associate Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. This juried exhibition invites explores issues of the theme “Peep Show.” Originally, peep shows were images viewed through a barrier revealing titillating glimpses of the human body. Images of the body, in part or whole, close up, from a distance, in all styles and media are welcome. Details: 319-431-2669 OR

July 2, 2016
UNBOUND VOL VI Call for entries to the 6th annual juried exhibit of unique works exploring what a book can be… art using ‘the book’ as a material or format. Presented by ArtisTree Gallery and Pentangle Arts, in conjunction with the Bookstock Festival in Woodstock, VT. Open to all 2D, 3D, installation, assemblage, film and video artists who are working in New England or New York.Cash prizes awarded. Entry Fee Details: 802-457-3500 OR OR

August 1, 2016
NEW JERSEY EQUINE ARTISTS’ ASSOCIATION NATIONAL JURIED SHOW For any horse-loving artist inspired to draw, paint, photograph or sculpt these lovely animals. Depictions of equines in any setting; representations of all breeds/disciplines encouraged. Open to artists 18 years of age or older. Entry fee. Details: 908-284-9751 OR

September 15, 2016
CDS/HONICKMAN FIRST BOOK PRIZE IN PHOTOGRAPHY This prize is given to North American photographers pursuing work of creative or social importance. The winner receives $3,000, publication of a book of photography, a solo exhibit, and inclusion in the Archive of Documentary Arts in Duke University’s Rubenstein Library. Submissions accepted June 15 to September 15, 2016. Entry fee. Details:

October 2, 2016. Three artists from the exhibition will be selected to appear in the annual, “Best of Limner” Magazine and catalog.
Strange Figurations, this thematic exhibition is focused primarily on Surreal, Visionary, Outsider and generally Extraordinary art forms. Open to all media, techniques and styles. 72” maximum dimension. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, September 8 Details:

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