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April 1, 2015
THE ARTIST’S MAGAZINE ANNUAL ART COMPETITION More than $25,000 in prizes will be awarded, and Top Award Winners will be featured in the December 2015 issue of The Artist’s Magazine! All winners will also appear in a special online gallery. There are 5 categories for you to compete and win. Plus, there’s a Special Student/Beginner Division for new artists. Entry fee. Details: 715-445-4612 OR OR

June 6, 2015
DAVE BOWN PROJECTS: $10,000 IN CASH PRIZES Jurors: TBD. In addition to the cash prizes listed above; Dave Bown Projects 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 by Dave Bown Projects as submissions are received. Entry fee. Details: +1-917-365-5265 OR OR

February 28, 2015
ART BIOLOGIC: Nature and Biology Art Biologic is a thematic exhibition based on art inspired by the biological and natural world. Entry is limited to biologic and nature based artwork. Human figuration may be incorporated if it applies to the theme. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, May 14 – June 6, 2015 and is open for entry to all artists working in any media. National magazine publication awards. Entry fee. Details: OR

January 24, 2015
CALL FOR ENTRIES: STUDIO MONTCLAIR’S VIEW POINTS 2015 ANNUAL Presented at and co-sponsored by aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art in the heart of Newark, NJ’s arts district from June 4 to June 30, 2015. All mediums accepted including videos and installations. Juror: Jeffrey Wechsler, independent curator, writer, lecturer and former Senior Curator at Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University from 1978-2012. CASH AWARDS. ONLINE ENTRY. Entry Fee. Details: 973-744-1818 OR OR

January 27, 2015
CONTAINERS FOR THE SELF JUDGED BY JANE GILMOR What is the self? How does one feel it’s absence or presence. One might create an actual physical container or a metaphorical container, the 2-D plans for a ‘container’ or any other possible manifestation of this theme. 2D and 3D submissions are encouraged. Show duration March 5-28, 2015. Entry fee. Details: 319-431-2669 OR OR

January 31, 2015
CALL FOR CAMBRIDGE MASSACHUSETTS ARTISTS Cambridge Arts Council Call for Art Calling all Cambridge Artists. Artists who live or work in Cambridge are invited to participate in the 7th annual Cambridge Arts Open Studios. May 9-10, 2015. Details:

January 31, 2015
NEOTERIC ABSTRACT III This call is for a thematic exhibition dedicated to abstract art. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, April 9 – May 2, 2015, and is open to all forms of abstraction, from the geometric to the lyrical, from the precise to the raw. $2600 in Direct Art publication awards will also be presented to three artists. Entry fee. Details: OR

January 31, 2015
THE GATEWAY TO SEDONA ARTIST COMPETITION Painting competition, artist promotion and fundraiser open to all painters over 18 working in traditional media (oils, acrylics, pastels, and watercolors or mixed media 2-D creation). Dedicated page for each painting with website link; artists selected each week for publicity promotion in online news or promoted posts in social media. Over $10,000 in awards – grand prize $5,000. Entry fee. Details: 928-282-4326 OR OR

January 31, 2015
BE INCLUDED IN INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS This leading juried annual art publication presents noteworthy artists from all over the world, and is distributed to galleries, agencies, art consultants, interior designers and other art professionals. March 31, 2015, deadline. Participation fee if approved, no application fee. Details: 805-845-3869 OR OR

January 31, 2015
CALL FOR PUBLIC ART PROPOSALS The City of Somerville, acting by and through the Somerville Arts Council and the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD), is seeking the services of a designer/fabricator to provide design, fabrication, and installation oversight services for custom seating area and public art on a new plaza to be constructed near Davis Square in Somerville, MA. The City intends to include creatively designed and fabricated benches and sculptural elements to build on Davis Square’s creative aesthetic and connection to the arts community. The work produced from this process is intended to be functional and to distinguish Somerville for its inclusion of artists and the arts in everyday life. Details: OR

January 31, 2015
MASSACHUSETTS COMPOSERS COMPETITION The goal of this competition is to promote unity between the El Sistema programs in the Commonwealth, to encourage composition of original works for full orchestra and chorus, to stimulate and promote contemporary music for orchestra and chorus, showcase the works of Massachusetts based composers, , and to establish the creative ties between the El Sistema inspired programs of Massachusetts and composers of today. The winner will receive a $1,500 cash prize and their composition will be performed in a convening of students from all the El Sistema inspired programs in the state. Entry fee. Details:

January 31, 2015
CALL FOR ENTRIES SCULPT SIOUXLAND, SIOUX CITY, IA Sculpt Siouxland is a project of the Sioux City Art Center and Sculpt Siouxland, Inc. 10 freestanding outdoor sculptures selected for display in downtown Sioux City, June 2015-June 2016. $1,000 honorarium, plus opportunities for prize money and purchases. Year concludes with party/auction of sculptures. Artists may submit up to three works. No entry fee. Details: 712-279-6272 OR OR

January 31, 2015
MASSACHUSETTS ARTIST FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS Deadline for 2015 MCC Artist Fellowships applications in the categories of Film & Video, Music Composition, and Photography. The Artist Fellowships provide competitive grants of $10,000 and finalist awards of $1,000. The grants provide direct support to individual artists in recognition of artistic excellence. Application fee. Details:

February 1, 2015
BOSTON AREA ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artists residency to four artists each summer from mid June to mid August. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for established and emerging artists to develop their work. Details/mail application to: Chantal Harris Assistant Director of ECAR Emmanuel College 400 The Fenway Boston MA 02115

February 9, 2015
CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRIES: ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE From front stoops to back alleys, the subway to suburbia, small town Main Street and back to Wall Street, the streets we call home shape us. Show us your neighborhood, your neighbors, and all that defines them. Juror James P. Blair. Application fee. Details: 802-388-4500 OR OR

February 9, 2015
WORLD ILLUSTRATION AWARDS 2015 Work entered into the World Illustration Awards will be reviewed by a jury of international industry professionals. The competition is open to illustrators working in ANY medium or context. Winners will be announced at a prestigious ceremony at Somerset House. Selected works will also be showcased in an accompanying publication which will be circulated to all major commissioners of illustration. Entry fee. Details: 805-963-0439 OR

February 15, 2015
CALL FOR SMALL WORK SALON 2015: Word + Image The Chandler Gallery at Maud Morgan Arts, Cambridge, invites Boston area artists to submit work for an exhibition juried by Maria Magdalena Campos – Pons, distinguished artist and long time Professor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Show dates: April 10 – May 15, 2015. Entry fee. Details:

February 15, 2015
SMALL WORKS CALL FOR BOSTON AREA ARTISTS The Chandler Gallery at Maud Morgan Arts, Cambridge, invites Boston area artists to submit work for an exhibition juried by Maria Magdalena Campos – Pons, distinguished artist and long time Professor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Show dates: April 10 – May 15, 2015. Entry fee. Details:

February 15, 2015
CALL FOR SMALL Text And Image THEMED ARTWORK Open to all Boston area artists and all proceeds will benefit our endowment for scholarships at Maud Morgan Arts. The exhibition will take place in the Spring of 2015, juried by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons,distinguished artist and long time Professor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Entry fee. Details:

February 19, 2015
EITHER FISH OR FOWL, OPEN JURIED EXHIBITION Any original 2-D artwork depicting the daily or nightly doings of fish or fowl is eligible. Maryland Federation of Art organized exhibition to be displayed at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. Juror: Christopher Sloan, Executive Director of Allegany Arts Council and President of Science Visualization. Entry fee. Details: 410-268-4566 OR OR

February 21, 2015
NATIONAL PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION 2015 National Printmaking Exhibition 2015: The Wichita Center for the Arts 9112 E Central, Wichita KS 67206. Exhibition dates: July 17 – August 16, 2015. $7500 in cash and purchase awards. Postmarked deadline: April 17, 2015. Juror: Gordon Sherman, Fort Hays State University. Deadline: April 17, 2015. $30 for 3 entries. Details: 316-634-2787 OR OR

FEBRUARY 21, 2015
INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRY WANDERING CURVES The Curve Changes Everyting: Juror: Debra Klomp Ching. Submit images that have a curve, or curves, as a critical element. From winding roads to automobile trim to the curvaceous form of an elephant’s trunk when feeding. Curves are all around us all the time. For complete call see our website. Entry fee. Details: 917-359-2642 OR OR

February 23, 2015
LA CENTER FOR DIGITAL ART 2015 INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION Curators: Leigh Gleason, California Museum of Photography and Shana Nys Dambrot, Critic, L.A. Weekly, Huffington Post. All styles of artwork and photography utilizing digital processes accepted. Winner receives 10 prints up to 44×60 inches on museum quality paper shown in a solo exhibit in main gallery Mar 12-April 4, 2015. Ten second place winners also exhibited. Entry fee. Details:

February 27, 2015
621 GALLERY CALL FOR 2015/16 EXHIBITION PROPOSALS Contemporary, cutting edge all-media exhibit proposals wanted for Sept 2015-June 2016. The 621 Gallery invites proposals for solo and group exhibitions, open to all media. Proposals accepted for exhibitions which fill the full 2400 sq ft Gallery Space, or which are created for sections of the gallery space (see floor plan on website). Entry fee. Details: 850-224-6163 OR OR

March 1, 2015
CALL TO ARTISTS NASHVILLE CHALK FESTIVAL Nashville Chalk Fest is a free event – open to the public. We’re looking for talented artists to participate by creating a beautiful soft pastel painting over the April 11-12th weekend. Your work will be on display and you are able to promote yourself to your local community! All chalk artists will be provided lunch on Sat. & Sun., Festival T-shirts, chalk, water, goodie bag, & Reception! Details: 626-391-3444 OR OR

March 1, 2015
9th ANNUAL WAYNE PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES: 9TH ANNUAL WAYNE PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL Juror, Ray Roberts will select 30 artists to compete in the festival from May 12 -16 in Wayne, PA and its historical and pastoral surroundings. $10,000 in prize awards. Opening Reception Sat., May 16. Paintings will remain on display and for sale through June 27th. Applications must be submitted online only between Jan 1 and March 1, 2015. Entry fee. Details: 610-688-3553 OR OR

March 2, 2015
EARTH WIND AND FIRE South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA, invites entries of original work that offer distinctive, imaginative imagery within the theme, Earth, Wind & Fire. Juried by Carl Belz, Director Emeritus at Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA. Open to all media. Exhibition dates: April 10 - May 24, 2015. $1200 in prizes. Entry fee. Details: 781-383-2787 OR OR

March 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL PORTRAIT COMPETITION The International Portrait Competition is open to all artists, members and non-members with more than $60,000 to be awarded in cash & prizes. The $45 entry fee covers up to 3 submissions and all entries must be uploaded through the website in a jpg digital format by midnight on March 4, 2015. Prospectus located on website indicates all the rules, including size restriction. Details: 850-878-9996 OR OR

March 13, 2015
CALL FOR ARTISTS AT KREMPP GALLERY 2016 Reviewing portfolios for solo and group shows for 2016. All media. Professional, non-student artists only. Artwork must be presented in a professional manner. Send 10 images for solo show, more for group show, along with artist statement and CV. Digital images should be on CD or emailed. Also, paid opportunities for workshops/gallery talks in conjunction with the exhibit. No fees. Details: 812-482-3070 OR OR

March 15, 2015
CALLING EMERGING EARLY CAREER PHOTOGRAPHERS NATIONWIDE! INFOCUS, the photography support organization of Phoenix Art Museum invites emerging or early career photographers to apply for the juried INFOCUS Sidney Zuber Award. The winning artist will receive a cash award of $5000, a two-month exhibition of his/her work at Phoenix Art Museum, $1500 travel reimbursement to attend a reception in his/her honor at the Museum. Entry Fee. Details:

March 18, 2015
NATIONAL CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS, CAMERA USA 2015 Open to photographers taking photographs in the USA. Submit one photograph online for a bricks and mortar exhibition in Naples, FL. $5,000 award for one photographer. Three jurors: Harry Benson, Award Winning International Photojournalist; Patty Carroll, Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and Ariel Shanberg, Executive Director of the Center of Photography at Woodstock. Entry fee. Details: 239-262-6517 OR OR

March 21, 2015
ART STILL OFFERS HOPE Hi, We are pleased to invite you to our project Paintings for Hope. We are giving away a painting a day, for 365 days, completely free. We only ask that you share your hopes you receive by looking at. All information you will find on the website. In the November 12 issue of The Huffington Post, wrote C. Davis: The project is based on Joseph Beuys’s idea of a “social sculpture”. Welcome. No entry fee. Details:

March 31, 2015
OPEN CALL FOR MURAL PROPOSALS Design and execute a mural to cover the exterior of the Torpedo Factory Art Center loading dock (rolling door along Union Street, see diagram for measurements.) This call is open to all local and regional professional artists (living in the Deleware/Maryland/virginia area). The selected muralist will be awarded $4,000, with a supply budget of up to $2,000. Proposal selection with be conducted by an independent arts professional in consultation with the Torpedo Factory Art Center CEO. Entry fee. Details:

March 31, 2015
MANUEL RIVERA ORTIZ FOUNDATION 2015 CALL FOR ENTRIES Photographers and filmmakers from around the world are encouraged to submit original work covering disenfranchised communities. One submission will be selected in each of two categories — Documentary Photography, and Documentary Film — to receive US$5,000 in funding. All entries must be submitted by March 31, 2015. See rules and guidelines online. Winner exhibited in Arles, France. No entry fee. Details: 917-720-5769 OR OR

May 31, 2015
CALL FOR ARTISTS: IMAGES OF GRIEF AND HEALING The Chandler Gallery at Maud Morgan Arts invites artists to submit work for an exhibition that explores the ideas of loss, grief and ultimately healing. Art making has the ability to move people along their journey of grief and loss into a more balanced place of healing and hope. In the face of tragedy, the creative process can help recalibrate a mourner’s life. Entry fee. Details:

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