2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition – Call For Artists

2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition – Call For Artists

Waterloo Arts invites all artists residing in the US and Canada to submit artwork for the 2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition. Artwork will be exhibited from June 2 – July 21, 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 9 Apr 2017

2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition is a unique opportunity for artists during the district’s largest community event. The Waterloo Arts Fest on June 24, 2017 welcomes more than 5,000 attendees.

Artists must be at least 18 years of age. Artist may submit up to three (3) pieces of original art in any two-dimensional or three-dimensional media. Time-based, electronic media, performance art, and installations will not be accepted. Work exceeding 36 inches in any dimension may be excluded due to space restrictions. Work may not exceed seventy pounds in weight. All work must have been executed within the last (5) five years and not been shown previously at Waterloo Arts. Entries must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition to be eligible for awards. Artists must grant permission for Waterloo Arts to use their images and information in promotional materials.

$30 non-refundable fee for up to three pieces.

Over $1,500 in 2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition cash prizes:

  • $500 – Best of Show
  • $250 – Second Best of Show
  • $100 – Honorable Mentions
  • $75 – Praxis Fiber Workshop Award for Outstanding Work in Fiber
  • $75 – Ceramic Brick + Design Outstanding Work in Ceramics
  • $75 – Sculpture Center Outstanding Work in Sculpture
  • $25 – Honorarium to all accepted artists

2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition - Call For Artists

About Waterloo Arts

Waterloo Arts is a nonprofit art center whose mission is to enrich the neighborhood culturally and economically by creating a stimulating arts environment through exhibits, performances, special events, and educational programming for people of all ages. In addition to orchestrating this festival, Waterloo Arts manages an art gallery, public art projects, a community arts center, and artist studios.

In 2002, the historic neighborhood of Collinwood was in a sad state of decline, with more vacancies than businesses along Waterloo Road. The ravages of the postindustrial era were still evident as the scourge of a new recession was taking hold. In the midst of this somber picture, the visionary artists and residents who founded Waterloo Arts were not deterred.

They looked past the dilapidated, boarded up buildings and saw the promise of a great urban neighborhood. There were many assets to build on from the fledgling music venue, the Beachland Ballroom, to the Slovenian sausage shops, miles of great beaches, and many artists living in Collinwood.

These visionaries gathered in coffee shops and around kitchen tables dreaming of a thriving arts community where young creatives could get their start and the older generation would still feel at home; innovative thought and individual expression would be nurtured; and artists would live, work, and contribute to a better quality of life for all Collinwood residents.

In the winter of 2002 an art show was held in a renovated storefront on Waterloo Road. Hundreds attended. The storefront was rented and Waterloo Arts was born. With seed money from The Cleveland Foundation’s Neighborhood Connections, educational arts programs followed. In 2004, a building was donated in the heart of what is now the Waterloo Arts and Entertainment District. It was renovated into an art center where Waterloo Arts now manages a highly regarded gallery showing artists; a café featuring live music and open mic nights; a large annex for educational programs and performance; resident artists; eight artists’ studios; Zoetic Walls, a public art program featuring regional and international artists; and the annual Waterloo Arts Fest, which engages the community in celebration of the many cultural assets of our region.

For more information, contact gallery@waterlooarts.org.


2017 Adirondacks National Exhibition Of American Watercolors – Call For Artists

2017 Adirondacks National Exhibition Of American Watercolors – Call For Artists

View, a multi-media arts center, seeks artists working in all forms of watermedia for the 2017 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 3 Apr 2017

The show is open to artists working in transparent and opaque watercolors, acrylics, casein, egg tempera, gouache, and ink. All works must be of original design and execution, comprised of 90% watermedia. Collage and works previously exhibited at View are not eligible for submission. A non-refundable entry fee of $40/ $30 for members of View enables the artist to submit up to 2 works. Each artist may submit a total of 5 works at a cost of an additional $10 per image.

The 2017 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors is one of the top ten watermedia exhibitions in the nation. It draws artists and audiences from all over. Each year, artists compete for a chance at over $14,000 in prizes and awards. Through the generosity of our sponsors, View offers 30 awards each year. Cash prizes range from $200 to $2500, totaling $14000 in available prizes.

2017 Adirondacks National Exhibition Of American Watercolors - Call for Artists

About View Arts Center

The Adirondacks provide a source of inspiration and opportunity for artistic expression. View is dedicated to inspiring the lives of individuals visiting or residing in this magnificent natural area. It serves as a community center, a conference facility, and a venue for special events.

  • Founded in 1951, View is a multi-arts center in Old Forge, New York. It is housed in facility (2011) designed for arts programming.
  • Open year-round, View draws artists from across North America for its juried exhibitions and shows the work of regional and local artists in the smaller galleries. Four galleries are airy and light, offering excellent viewing and display.
  • Gould Hall, is a jewel of a performance space with great acoustics and intimate seating.
  • The Meyda Tiffany and Lighting Creative Arts wing offers classes for young and old and beginning and experienced artists.
  • View serves as a community center for the region, hosts meetings, and houses the Kinderwood Preschool.

For more information, contact ccard@viewarts.org.


Art In The Pearl Fine Arts And Crafts Festival 2017 – Call For Artists

Art In The Pearl Fine Arts And Crafts Festival 2017 – Call For Artists

Art In The Pearl Fine Arts And Crafts Festival 2017 announces a call for artists for this year’s festival. Apply to sell art at one of the top art shows in the US.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 28 Feb 2017

The Art In The Pearl Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is an annual juried arts event held on Labor Day weekend. It is located in one of the most beautiful areas in the Pearl District, Portland, Oregon. The festival is rated one of the top ten art festivals in the country featuring the artwork of 130 artists.

Drawing an estimated 75,000 attendees, Art In The Pearl features exceptional visual artists, artist demonstrations, an interactive art area for children of all ages, a songwriters stage, and a variety of unique food.

Art In The Pearl Fine Arts And Crafts Festival 2017 artist benefits

Artists will be given space for their outdoor booth, either a 10 x 10 or 10 x 20 foot space. The show is run by an artist board that has been working together for the past 21 years. Art in the Pearl attracts a large amount of visitors especially in the lunch hour time period. The site is a beautiful park in one of the wealthier neighborhoods in Portland. Being in the shade of trees the park is a wonderful location for selling your one-of-a-kind work in Portland, Oregon. There is a new jury every year. Even if you haven’t gotten in before, a new jury may make a different decision.

Art In The Pearl is an artist run show in the Pacific Northwest. They are a non-profit organization and always donate to other non-profits in the Pearl District area. Art In The Pearl was founded and is produced by a dedicated volunteer board of local artists. Their goals include commitment to stewardship, promoting the arts, educating the public, and strengthening creative and educational bonds with the community. They welcome artists who are creating one-of-a-kind pieces.

For more information, contact info@artinthepearl.com.



Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017 – Call For Artists

Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017 – Call For Artists

The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce announces a call for artists for its 37th annual Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017, to be held on June 10-11. It showcases a wide array of high quality art and craft, both contemporary and traditional.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 7 Mar 2017

This event is an engaging, creative experience that connects the artist’s personal story with a vibrant lake community. Over 140 artists will be displaying original works amidst live music and a variety of food offerings.

The historic lakeside village of Excelsior draws art enthusiasts from across the Minneapolis/St. Paul area with its unique shops, galleries, and restaurants. Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017 seeks to maintain an inspiring experience for both the artist and the public. Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce listens and acts on artist’s suggestions and feedback to continually enhance and improve our show.

Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017 artist benefits

Debbie Hart was the original founder of Excelsior Art on the Lake. The awards are given to artists whom exemplify Debbie’s spirit and values. Four Debbie Hart Artist Awards will be given. Each winner receives a cash prize and will be invited back the following year with jury and single booth fee waived. Judging for the Debbie Hart awards will take place Saturday, June 11 at the start of the show.

  • Artist name and booth number listed in the Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017 program and website.
  • Each artist’s work is featured on the Excelsior Art on the Lake Facebook page beginning two months prior to start date of the show.
  • Exhibitors are provided marketing support in local media, print, newspapers, magazines, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Excelsior Art on the Lake website.
  • Frequent email blasts to distribution list of 9,000+ residents and shoppers in the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka area.

The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce is the driving force between community and business success and involvement. Growth, prosperity, and sustainability are ways the Chamber strives to keep the community ranked highly as a destination for visitors. Art on the Lake is a high profile event and enjoys a loyal following of 18,000+ art admirers, collectors, and buyers. The Lake Minnetonka area has excellent demographics and is known for its strong patronage of cultural events. The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce is the leading representative of the business community, actively promoting a prosperous business climate, thereby creating a positive environment for the entire South Lake Minnetonka community.

For more information, contact marketing@excelsior-lakeminnetonkachamber.com.



ARTMarket – Call For Artists

ARTMarket – Call For Artists

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts announces a call for artists for ARTMarket, a one day opportunity to sell your artwork.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 22 May 2017

ARTMarket will take place on the same day as the Wethersfield Historical Society’s House Tour on Hartford Avenue, Saturday, June 3rd. There will be good foot traffic from 10 am – 4 pm. Interesting food/drinks available for purchase. The Summer Youth Art Program is on the same day. Tours of the Academy will be given. An art show of instructor and student work will be on display.

Artists can buy a 10′ x 10′ space for $30. Bring your own tent, tables, chairs, and display set-ups. Register early. Space fee will increase in April. Artists handle all their own transactions. Please be self-sufficient on set-up and take-down.

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts wants to have an opportunity for artists to show their artwork in a low key marketplace.  Artists may submit an image of their work for PR purposes. There will be promotion on the  Academy’s social media, website, email blasts, posters, and at local sites.

About Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

The mission of the Wethersfield Academy for the Arts is to provide a classical education in the visual and performing arts through traditional teaching methods and mentoring. Artists refine their talents, develop practical skills, and elevate the general artistic standard. They offer classes, workshops, and youth programs for all ages and levels in figure drawing, Bargue drawing, portrait drawing, and painting. Artists are invited from across the country to teach plein air painting, still life techniques, and portraiture with a range of subject focuses. This year, we have George O’Hanlon coming from California to teach a three-day workshop in best practices for artists.

For more information, contact info@wethersfieldarts.org.



Liquids 2017 – Call For Artists

Liquids 2017 – Call For Artists

New York Center for Photographic Art announces a photography call for artists for Liquids 2017, about liquid, liquids, and liquidity.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 19 Mar 2017

There are liquids like water, milk, and oil. Substances can have varying degrees of liquidity like the clear shimmer of water. Visually, liquids can be reflective, transparent, translucent, clear, cloudy, opaque, colored and colorless, and moving and still. For this competition, send your interpretation of liquid, liquids, and liquidity. The possibilities are vast including rain drops, waterfalls, pouring juice, reflections in a still lagoon, a distorted spoon in a glass of tea, and spilled milk.

Liquids 2017 exhibitions and awards

  • Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $1300. The image will be featured on the home page of the NYC4PA website, in the NYC4PA Online Gallery, and the exhibition catalog.
  • First Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $400. Their images will be exhibited in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
  • Second Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $300. Their images will be exhibited in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
  • Third Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $200. Their images will be exhibited in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
  • Jurors’ Selections: 20 additional images will be included in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
  • Honorable Mention: 20 additional images will be, included in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and the exhibition catalog.

All prize winners will be presented with a certificate.

Liquids 2017 - Call For Artists


NYC4PA’s has 5 calls a year, 4 of them have live exhibitions, 2 calls each 2 times a year. They are the only organization in New York City that promotes photographers, women and men, and young people. They have been in business for over 6 years and have given over 5,000 photographers an opportunity to submit over 20,000 images. NYC4PA offers these opportunities which include gallery exhibitions and cash prizes. The two owners of the company, Maddi Ring and Patricia Gilman, are both photographers with 40 years of experience. They hire jurors for their competitions who are either photographers or gallery owners and have great reputations in the photography world.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.



Beloit And Vicinity 2017 – Call For Artists

The Wright Museum of Art announces a call for artists for Beloit and Vicinity 2017, open to all artists residing in Wisconsin and neighboring states.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Mar 2017

The Annual Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition has been recognized as one of the oldest regional juried art shows in Wisconsin. It is made possible with support from the Friends of the Wright Museum.

Original works executed by the artist which have not been previously displayed in a Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition are eligible. Paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, textiles, performance pieces, and photographs are accepted. No dimension of any work may exceed seven feet. No weight may exceed 150 pounds. Artists are limited to three entries. Artists age 16-24 will be judged in a separate category, Beloit and Vicinity Emerging Artists. Entries received in this age category will be juried by the same jurors and will compete for prizes within their own category. Their work will appear alongside regular entries.

Beloit And Vicinity 2017 artist benefits

The Juror’s Award winner will have a gallery show the following year at the Wright Museum of Art. Prizes for 2nd and 3rd place will be given. A Peoples Choice Award will be presented at the opening. The winner will be featured on the front cover of the catalog the following year. Winners will be selected after all accepted works have been received. The awards will be announced and presented at the opening on May 27, 2017. Entries accepted into the show will be included in the printed color catalog. Artists acknowledge that works included in the exhibition may be used by the Wright Museum of Art for advertising purposes. Catalogs will be available at the opening reception.

About the Wright Museum of Art

As a teaching museum, the mission of the Wright Museum of Art advances the educational goals of Beloit College. The principal purpose is to provide the college and local community diverse opportunities to appreciate, interact with, and understand the visual arts through exhibitions, collections, and programming. The Wright promotes experiential learning through an engagement with art that is both visual and tactile. It also endeavors to promote a critical reading of art as it shapes our cultural and intellectual history.

For more information, contact yeehk@beloit.edu.

Beloit And Vicinity 2017 - Call For Artists


This Is Now – Call For Artists

ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists seeks artwork for This Is Now, the 6th exhibition in partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Carnegie Gallery at Main Library.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 24 Feb 2017

The exhibition will take place from May 11­­–June 24. It will be juried by Mabi Ponce de León, April Sunami, and Marshall Shorts.

This Is Now is an exhibition exploring issues of identity in 2017. In recent years, we have seen an expanding number of ways to identify each other and ourselves. Sometimes this has a positive effect. People can draw power from declaring an identity and use it to create a sense of solidarity and form strong communities. Other times, these identities divide people into warring tribes or are imposed on one group by another as a form of aggression. These multiplying categories can also be insufficient. Many people still find themselves outside of them. Rarely can any one category describe the full complexities of an individual.

What is your relationship to identity? Are you a proud member of a group, forging your own identity on new ground, or suspicious of the idea of categories and how they divide us? All of the above? Something else? ROY G BIV Gallery is looking for work addressing identity from artists of diverse races, genders, sexualities, religions, cultures, nationalities, ages, and classes.

Artists selected by our jurors for This Is Now will receive an opportunity to exhibit work at the recently remodeled Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Carnegie Gallery at Main Library. The exhibition will be in a busy public venue. There is the possibility of a monetary award in the form of a juror’s choice award awarded to a small subset of the exhibiting artists. Award is at the discretion of the three participating jurors. All of whom are notable figures in the Columbus arts’ community.

About ROY G BIV Gallery

ROY G BIV Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery located in the historic Short North Arts District in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1989, ROY G BIV is known for showcasing innovative contemporary art by emerging artists from around the world.

ROY G BIV’s programming enhances Central Ohio’s cultural landscape by exposing the public to current modes of art-making and thinking. Artists chosen to exhibit at ROY G BIV receive constructive criticism and educational feedback from the public, the artists’ peers, eminent jurors, and the press. Inclusion in a ROY G BIV exhibition is often the opportunity that an emerging artist needs to begin to court commercial gallery representation.

For more information, contact info@roygbivgallery.org.

This Is Now - Call For Artists


2017 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition – Call For Artists

The Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE), Colorado, announces a call for artists for the 2017 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition (RMNW).

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 23 May 2017

CAE is honored and excited to take responsibility for hosting this annual exhibition. RMNW attracts entrants and jurors from throughout the United States. It is regarded as one of the top watermedia exhibitions in the country.

CAE is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed painter, author, and teacher, Stephen Quiller, will serve as the juror for the 2017 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. Mr. Quiller is best known for his work in watermedia. He was awarded the Gold Medal of Honor at the 148th International American Watercolor Society Exhibition in New York City in 2014. His paintings have been on the covers and the subjects of articles of many leading artist’s magazines. He has authored two best-selling books, Color Choices and Painter’s Guide to Color, and his Quiller Wheel is used by artists worldwide.

In 2016, RMNW awards totaled almost $9,000 in cash and merchandise to exhibition artists as selected by the juror. CAE produces a beautiful full color catalog featuring the artwork in the exhibition and indicating the award winners. All artists who are accepted into the exhibition will receive one complimentary catalog. Also, artists whom are accepted to RMNW four or more times are eligible to receive signature member status for the exhibition.

About Center for the Arts Evergreen

CAE’s mission is to promote and cultivate artistic excellence and enrich the art experience in our mountain community. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, CAE is committed to delivering engaging exhibitions and diverse educational programs for adults and children. In 2017 CAE is moving to a new facility which includes a modern gallery space housed in a historic old school house that became a church. This exhibition will debut in this new facility which has been highly anticipated by the community for over three years. CAE is located in Evergreen, Colorado, which is an affluent community that supports and buys art.

For more information, contact curator@evergreenarts.org.

2017 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition - Call For Artists


Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair 2017 – Call For Artists

The Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council (WDCC) announces a call for artists for the Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair 2017. 

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 16 Mar 2017

The Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair 2017 is held in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, along the Milwaukee River, on the grounds of Milwaukee’s Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and Red Arrow Park.

The show is open to fine craft artists 18 years or older working in ceramics, digital art, fiber wearable, fiber non-wearable, glass, jewelry-metal, jewelry non-metal, leather, metal, mixed media, photography, printmaking, sculpture, or wood. Artists may submit up to two applications for this show. Approximately 135 artists will be chosen by an outside jury panel and a wait list will also be established.

$4000 will be awarded in gift certificates and cash prizes. All proceeds from sales go directly to the artists. Artist amenities include early set-up, booth sitters, overnight security, color promotional postcards, complimentary breakfasts both days, artist reception on Saturday night, and home stays.

About the Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council

WDCC is dedicated to fostering excellence in fine crafts and making them more significant in the cultural life of Wisconsin. It is a service organization with roots dating to 1916, when the Wisconsin Society of Applied Arts was formed. The second of its kind in the United States, the group was later called Wisconsin Designer Craftsmen and is now known as Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council. The Morning Glory show was originally held on the grounds of the Charles Allis Art Museum in Milwaukee. It outgrew that location and moved to its present location in 1992. It has enjoyed great success at its downtown location. Its name still reflects its roots having been named after the morning glory vines in the Charles Allis garden.

For more information, contact morningglory@wdcc.org.

Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair 2017 - Call For Artists


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