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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
$10,000 IN CASH PRIZES : DAVE BOWN PROJECTS Jurors: Steven Matijcio, Curator, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Dominic Molon, Curator of Contemporary Art, RISD Museum; Marina Pacini, Chief Curator and Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. 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

September 30, 2014
$15,000 GRAND PRIZE PLUS COVER OF NATIONAL ART MAGAZINE Win up to $21,000 in cash prizes and the COVER of PleinAir magazine. Plein Air Salon is judged by Museum and Gallery Professionals. Entry fee. Details:

August 29, 2014
THE RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL IN ART The Blake Prize enters its 63rd year and attracts a new sponsor in the form of well-regarded Perth Art Dealer, Robert Buratti. Buratti will sponsor the John Coburn Emerging Artist Award ($5,000), which together with the 63rd Blake Prize ($25,000) and the MUA Blake Prize for Human Justice ($5,000), brings the total prize money is $35,000. Entry fee. Details: OR

August 29, 2014
WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH DEEP, DARK, BLACK PIGMENT? Bideford Black, The Next Generation, a Burton Art Gallery project produced and curated in association with Flow Contemporary Arts and Claire Gulliver. The Burton Art Gallery and Museum in Bideford has secured Arts Council England funding to commission up to 8 artists and 1 film maker to make new works for the collection and to develop ways of using Bideford Black as a medium or an inspiration. Entry fee. Details: OR

August 30, 2014
PRIVATE CHOICES PUBLIC SPACES MAIL ART 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 will be exhibited at The New School this September. No entry fee. Details:

August 30, 2014
BEST OF NATURE 2014 Entries are open for the 2014 Best of Nature exhibition at the San Diego Natural History Museum. The show will run from October 25, 2014 to February 2, 2015. There are twelve cash awards from $1,000 to several $100 awards. We will hang approximately 70 pieces in the show. This is a juried show now in its sixth edition. Entry fee. Details:

August 30, 2014
ARTIST SPONSORSHIPS FROM BIG DUCK CANVAS Big Duck Canvas is excited to announce our new Sponsorship Program available to up and coming artist pursuing a career in the arts. To apply, please email your Artist Resume with links to view some of your work. Also, please include explanation of what your plans are over the next year for your work and how you plan to use our canvas. No application fee. Details: OR

August 30, 2014
CALL FOR FIBER ART Open to all fiber artists. Fiber art is a style of fine art which uses textiles such as fabric, yarn, and natural and synthetic fibers. It encompasses a wide variety of styles, including art quilts, wall hangings, sculpture and other 3 dimensional art, weavings and mixed media. Entry fee. Details:

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 30, 2014
PAID INTERNSHIP AT BORTOLAMI GALLERY We are currently seeking two administrative interns for our program starting in August and running through Fall. General duties include: attending the front desk and answering calls, assisting with artist CVs and press materials, gallery mailings and pickups, and inputing info into ArtBase. Please email resume and cover letters as PDFs. Details: OR

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

August 31, 2014
2nd ANNUAL LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION AND COMPETITION Trim your trees and your bushes, and edge your sidewalks; because we are showcasing Landscapes this month! Everyone is invited to create their best Art and Enter the Landscape Theme Competition and Exhibition. All work must be original to the artist and the artist must be willing to sell their work (print or original piece). Entry fee. Details: 305-509-1788 OR OR

August 31, 2014
CALL FOR MARYLAND ARTISTS Howard County Arts Council is seeking entries for this biennial multi-media juried exhibit. Entry is open to artists age 18 and older, living in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, Maryland. Juror for Art Maryland 2014 is Julia Marciari-Alexander, Executive Director of the Walters Art Museum. Exhibit dates: 10/31/14–12/12/14. Entry fee. Details: 410-313-2787 OR OR

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 1, 2014
PLAYA ARTIST RESIDENCY IN CENTRAL OREGON Playa is a retreat for creative individuals who are committed and passionate about their work and who will benefit from time spent in a unique remote location. A residency includes lodging, studio and some meals at no charge. Open to visual and performing artists, writers and scientists. Application fee. Details: 541-943-3983 OR OR

September 2, 2014
3rd ANNUAL SALMON SCULPTURE COMPETITION Call for Entries. Public outdoor juried sculpture exhibit. Open to all media (but must be suitable for long-term outdoor exposure). Exhibition Juror: Andree Bober. Up to12 large scale works will be chosen for installation at the Sunken Garden Park, City of San Angelo. Exhibition dates: October 17, 2014 through August 9, 2015. Hosted by the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. Entry fee. Details: 325-653-3333 OR OR

September 2, 2014
OUTDOOR ART FESTIVAL IN MEDFORD MASS River’s Edge Art Show, part of Malden River Festival/Dragon Boat Regatta 9/20/14 11 am – 3pm. Outdoor original art (no jewelry). Top award $500. Entertainment, family fun activities, information booths and food available. No entry fee. Details: 212-754-3382 OR OR

September 4, 2014
28th ANNUAL HARD & SOFT MATERIALS TO ART This annual competition and exhibition of contemporary crafts was started in 1987 and is now in it’s 28th year. Recognized nationally, Materials: Hard & Soft attracts hundreds of entries from every state in the union. Nationally recognized jurors select the show from slides and then award $5000 in prize money. The juror has always selected the winning pieces on-site. A catalog is printed. Many of the artists seen in the Materials exhibitions have been featured in national publications such as American Craft. Entry fee. Details: OR

September 5, 2014
COLLEGE RADIO STATION SEEKS SWAG DESIGNS WMBR is a college/community radio station affiliated with MIT. We are a local, non-commercial station, broadcasting at 88.1fm, and online. We are 100% volunteer, with no paid staff. This is rare – even among other local college and public stations. Our only sources of income are listener donations and a small stipend from MIT. 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
GRANTS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund invites applications from visual artists aged 40 years and up, who live within 150 miles of Washington, DC. (Delaware, Maryland, and much of Pennsylvania and Virginia fall into that radius.) Minimum award is $15,000. In 2013, the Fund made four awards totaling $65,000. No application fee. Details: 202-288-4608 OR OR

September 15, 2014
“GO FIGURE” A JURIED SHOW Judge Sean Ulmer, Director of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. Welcome are entries that explore issues of the human body. From classic nudes, contemporary interpretations, portraits,(yes, selfies too) to full figure, and naturalistic abstraction. The figure remains a vital subject of exploration and conversation about how and why we present the body as a subject for art. October 7, 2014, deadline. Entry fee. Details: 319-431-2669 OR 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

September 25, 2014
CALL FOR BOSTON AREA ARTISTS ONLY Kingston Gallery, an artist-run gallery in Boston’s South End, is accepting applications for 2 new artist members. We showcase a diverse range of contemporary art in a mutually supportive environment that encourages experimentation and growth. Dues-paying members receive a solo show every 2-3 years in the Main gallery and a solo show in the Members’ gallery in alternate years. No application fee. Details: 617-423-4113 OR OR

September 30, 2014
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: 928-554-2842 OR OR

September 30, 2014
REACTION: GALLERY ROUTE ONE JURIED SHOW January 9, 2015- February 1, 2015. All Northern California artists, no video, crafts or jewelry. $250 Best of Show, 3 non cash awards of merit. Juror: John Seed, Professor of art and art history at Mt San Jacinto College in Southern California, also blogs about visual artists for the Huffington Post. Deadline November 28, 2014. Entry fee. Details: OR

October 1, 2014
NEXT: NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC VISIONS Next is an open call for contemporary photo based works, & will be juried by Elizabeth Avedon, independent curator & writer. The curator is looking to see exceptional photography with a unique perspective & a cohesive look. We encourage entrants to challenge themselves to excite our juror, who has her finger on the pulse of contemporary photography! Entry fee. Details: 828-255-1188 OR OR

October 1, 2014
34+ FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE FROM VERMONT STUDIO CENTER The Vermont Studio Center is excited to announce 34+ fellowships for artists & writers available at our our 10/1/14 deadline, including the Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship for emerging women writers and 25 merit-based VSC Fellowships open to ALL! Application fee. Details: 802-635-2727 OR OR

October 1, 2014
VISUAL ARTISTS RESIDENCY IN ODISHA INDIA Join D.I.S.C. the Art residency and experience an intercultural dialogues and collaborations between the international artists and indigenous traditional artists of Odisha, India. No application fee. Details: 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 5, 2014
CALL FOR ENTRIES fotofoto gallery of Huntington, NY “10th National Photography Competition”. Open to U.S. residents 18 years or older. Any photographic medium including digital and alternative processes will be accepted. $1,000 in cash prizes. Entry fee. Details: 631-549-0448 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 30, 2014
$10,000 PRIZE FOR WRITING ABOUT SERIOUS ILLNESS The Christopher Doheny Award recognizes excellence in fiction or nonfiction on the topic of serious illness. The award includes a $10,000 prize and publication and promotion of the book in print and audio editions. The award will be presented annually for a manuscript that is in process or completed but not yet published. No entry fee. Details: OR

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

November 30, 2014
TEXAS ARTISTS ART PRIZE CALL FOR ENTRIES The Hunting Art Prize is open to Texas artists who are 18 years of age or older. Its $50,000 award is historically the most generous in North America for painting and drawing. Artists can participate by completing the electronic sign up on the website and uploading one digital image of their artwork that complies with the terms and conditions of the prize. Entry fee. Details: 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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