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Open / No Theme – Call For Artists

Open / No Theme – Call For Artists

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 4th Annual International 2017 Open / No Theme Online Art Competition to be held from November 5th, 2017 to December 2nd, 2017. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at Contemporary Art Gallery Online from December 3rd to January 1st, 2018.

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Deadline: 3 Dec 2017

Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images. Funds in US Dollars.

The Open / No Theme competition will be judged within three categories; Paintings, Photography and Digital Art, and Mixed Media and 3D Work. Awards will be given for the top five to eight works selected. In addition to the winning images, Honorable Recognition awards will be presented. Winners will be announced on December 18th, 2017.

Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, radio interviews, inclusion in the year end anthology publication, and extensive marketing.

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGOnline) is the collector’s number one source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase tomorrow’s art giants today. To further expose these talented artists, CAGOnline has created CAGO Media. CAGO Media has two purposes. First is to share art business ideas and second to introduce artists to the buying public. CAGO Media accomplishes both of these initiative, by programming radio and TV shows. The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly, 15 to 20 minute episodes. Hosted by Sharon Belle Hawkshawe, each episode discusses everything pertaining to the Business of Art. The What is Art Show is a monthly 30 minute episode with hosts Michael Harris (art collector) and Sharon Hawkshawe (acclaimed artist), who discuss current art movements and art shows.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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Annual Scholarship Award Image – Call For Artists

Annual Scholarship Award Image – Call For Artists

The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) announces a call for artists to depict an Annual Scholarship Award image relevant to the lifestyle of agricultural and seasonal farmworkers. Proceeds from the sale of fine art prints and posters are used to award scholarships to individuals with the potential to effect positively agricultural workers.

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Deadline: 18 Jan 2018

The NCFH Annual Scholarship Award program was established in 1984. It offers approximately six to seven $1000 scholarships to Community Health Center staff of clinical, administrative, and ancillary disciplines to help them with their educational goals.

The artist chosen must complete the annual scholarship award image no later than March 2, 2018. A $1000 cash prize will be awarded to the selected artist upon completion of the artwork. The artist will receive one fine artist proof and five posters of the image. In addition to the creation of the original piece of art, the artist agrees to attend the conference for the unveiling of the artwork and participate in poster and print signing. Travel expenses will be paid for by NCFH. The artwork will be unveiled at the Conference for Agricultural Worker Health, held in San Antonio, TX in May 2018. Consider this wonderful opportunity to showcase your work. Be a part of a program which helps others to achieve success.

About the National Center for Farmworker Health

The National Center for Farmworker Health is dedicated to improving the health of agricultural workers and their families in the United States and Puerto Rico. The National Center for Farmworker Health supports the NCFH Annual Scholarship Award program. Proceeds from the sale of fine art prints and posters are used to award scholarships to individuals with the potential to positively affect agricultural workers.

For more information, contact favre@ncfh.org.

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Art Of Humanity Figurative Art Competition – Call For Artists

Art Of Humanity Figurative Art Competition – Call For Artists

The International Gallery of the Arts (IGOA) announces a call for artists for the 3rd Annual Art Of Humanity figurative art competition. Send your best depiction of art that features humans including portraits, the human body in full or partial form, abstract, individuals, and groups of people.

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Deadline: 25 Nov 2017

All types and mediums of fine art will be accepted. Prizes include magazine inclusion, solo promotion, home page feature, and 3D exhibit. This is an online art exhibition. Selected artists will be included in the 3rd Annual Art of Humanity figurative art competition group exhibition taking place from December 1st to 31st, 2017. Entry Fee: $15 for 1-3 images.

Art of Humanity Best of Show will receive a feature article plus three to five pieces of artwork included in Exquisite Arts Magazine (Digital Magazine/ Spring Edition). The magazine is promoted to over 30 million people via various social media channels. The winner’s bio and contact info will be featured on the IGOA website home and exhibition pages for one month. Their artwork and contact info will be promoted via social media. ​All selected artists will have their artwork, name, and contact info included in the art show. The exhibit will be viewed by gallery and museum directors, art executives, buyers, and art lovers. At the end of the show, the exhibit will be archived on the IGOA website. The show will be promoted via our social media outlets.

About the International Gallery of the Arts

The International Gallery of the Arts is an online gallery which highlights and promotes artists, artisans, musicians, and writers. IGOA celebrates the arts in its many facets and aims to promote positive forms of creativity. They assist persons with talent achieve their dreams by exposing their work internationally and to important persons within their industry. They host online art competitions, operate an arts magazine, support industry partners, and donate to charitable causes. Through business partnerships, exhibitions and digital publications are promoted to over 30 million people every month through social media.

For more information, contact contact@international-gallery.org.

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Japan Day Art Contest 2018- Call For Artists

Japan Day Art Contest 2018- Call For Artists

Japan Day is inviting all visual artists to submit their work to Japan Day Art Contest 2018 to select our Japan Day Official Artist.

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Deadline: 6 Dec 2017

Japan Day Art Contest 2018 Rules

  • Art must incorporate all of the following three themes: New York, Japan, and Central Park
  • Size must be 24″ tall x 18″ wide
  • Only two-dimensional media is accepted
  • Only one submission per artist will be accepted
  • All entries must be the original work of the entering artist
  • Artwork which has been submitted to previous contests and/or previously shown or published is not eligible
  • Art does not need to include the Japan Day logo or any text related to the event
  • Artwork that violates copyrights, intellectual property rights, and/or any related rights of a third party, is not eligible. (For example, the use of existing anime characters would be a violation of copyrights)
  • Art must not contain explicit sexuality, violence, or any discriminatory elements
  • The final layout and design of the poster, flyer, and other publicity materials will be created and approved by Japan Day. Artist’s approval is not required for publication.

All Japan Day Art Contest 2018 winners will be announced in March 2018. The awards will be presented on the day of event in May 2018. By submitting artwork, artists grant Japan Day the right to use their work for the purpose of marketing, exhibition, and other Japan Day-related uses.

The chosen artwork will become the official image of Japan Day @ Central Park 2018. The artwork will be used for the official poster, programs, flyer, and T-shirts. Several artists will receive honorable mentions. Japan Day Official Artists will receive a pair of round trip tickets to Japan provided by ANA. All winning artwork will be displayed at an exhibition space on the 18th floor of the Consulate General of Japan in New York. Additionally, Japan Day Official Artists and all of honorable mentions will receive a digital camera provided by Nikon.

About Japan Day

Founded in 2007, Japan Day @ Central Park is an annual event designed by the Japanese community of New York to promote a deeper understanding of the Japanese culture and to say “Thank you, New York!” It has received official support by the Office of the Mayor, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the Central Park Conservancy, New York Road Runners, the Consulate General of Japan in New York, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Nippon Club, and many other Japanese and American corporations. The event kicks off with the rousing Japan Run, a 4-mile mini-marathon and Kids’ Races, hosted by New York Road Runners. The event continues with the Japan Day Festival. This features a wide range of Japanese traditional and family-friendly activities, free samplings of popular Japanese cuisine, and powerful stage performances throughout the day.

For more information, contact info@japandaynyc.org.

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A Single Grain Of Rice 2017 – Call For Artists

A Single Grain Of Rice 2017 – Call For Artists

Galerie Métanoïa, near the Centre Pompidou in the heart of Paris, is calling for artists to submit their small-scale creations on paper or canvas (works up to 22cm x 16cm or 8.6 in. x 6.3 in.) for an exhibition and juried competition entitled A Single Grain of Rice 2017.

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Deadline: 15 Nov 2017

The show will last three weeks, December 18, 2017 – January – 2018. Galerie Métanoïa invites the public to rediscover the world through a kaleidoscope of carefully selected, small format artworks presented in an enticing way.

Artistic approach – The Zodiac:

“Alongside the history of the world unfolds another narrative of the human adventure which is astrology. Man’s endeavor to decipher his destiny from an intuitive perception of natural phenomena has led him to conceive animistic imagery and symbols to reflect the correlation between heaven and earth. This vision of the world, which begins with Sumer and finds a new expression with Aristotle and Ptolemy, has exerted a preponderant influence on mentalities including religious beliefs and polical power. In the continuity of tradition, artists are invited to present their contemporary perception of the celestial sphere and its revolutions.”

A Single Grain Of Rice 2017 Grant Awards

  • Metanoia Prize: A € 1000 purchase award for the winning artist or the prize winner will be offered one week of exhibition at the gallery.
  • Monte Dei Fiori Prize: The eight artists who receive the most votes from the jury will be offered their own group exhibition within the Monte dei Fiori Collective.
  • Art & Design Magazine Prize: Art & Design Magazine dedicated to art enthusiasts and collectors will offer two free pages to one of the contest winners (value € 2500).
  • Le Géant Des Beaux-arts Prize and Great Art Prize: Specializing in art supplies and located in France and U.K., respectively. Both companies will award a prize worth €250 in vouchers to the designated recipients.

About Galerie Métanoïa

Located in the historical heart of Paris, a few steps away from the Pompidou Center, Gallery Métanoïa presents a selection of contemporary artworks that proposes to shift our gaze to the inner world. Marked by the Far East, but open to all traditions, the gallery endeavors to promote promising young artists, who allow us to see or foresee what precisely is not visible. Gallery Metanoia opened it’s doors in October 2006 with a presentation of New Mandala by Jacques Brosse (1922-2008), prizewinner of the Académie Française award for his lifetime achievement. Since then, the gallery has organized numerous exhibitions both individual and collective.

For more information, contact marc.higonnet@gmail.com.

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Patterns And Shadows – Call For Artists

Patterns And Shadows – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art announces a call for artists for Patterns and Shadows.

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Deadline: 12 Nov 2017

There is a striking photograph of a camel caravan taken from above. At first glance, you see dark animals and riders in the bright sunset the color of sand. On closer inspection, you see tiny well-lit camels and riders with the strength of the image in the tall dark shadows cast in the setting sun. In the same vein, dusk casts shadows on a flight of stairs creating a canvas of black and white stripes. Just as powerful are shots where the impact of the image is derived from patterns in the composition such as the tile pattern on the Sydney Opera House and rows of theater chairs. Different images and interesting interpretations of your own shadow are welcome. Be creative. Send your best for Patterns and Shadows.

The New York Center for Photographic Art offers opportunities to the photographic community worldwide. Calls are not limited in scope but are open to all photographers. The opportunities include a New York City gallery exhibition at a well known gallery in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen in New York and $3000 in prize money to the top 10 images selected by the juror. Each juror is selected with an eye towards their backgrounds as a teacher, gallery owner, or photographer. There is an online gallery of all 47 winners and an exhibition catalog.

About The The New York Center for Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) is one of the few organizations in the world which offers consistent, year round opportunities to photographers world wide. The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in a vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. NYC4PA is proud to advance the art of photography.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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This Is America – Call For Artists

This Is America – Call For Artists

Gallery Underground in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, invites artists working in all media to submit artwork to This Is America, a national juried exhibition. What is America to you? A beautiful, colorful landscape? Sweeping vista? Small town life? Or perhaps an artistic statement on the political or cultural climate?

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Deadline: 20 Oct 2017

Submit works depicting what you love – or don’t love – about America today. Works should be a reflection upon or expression about some aspect of America and how you see it. $35 for up to two works, submitted online, open to artists living/working in the United States. Cash awards. The show is juried by Marsha Staiger, artist and Golden instructor with 30 years teaching experience. Her works are in private and corporate collections worldwide. Show runs November 27-December 29, 2017. Opening Reception Friday, December 1, 2017.

This Is America Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will be eligible for $500 in cash awards. The show will be promoted to extensive marketing and press contacts as well as on social media. A postcard promoting the show will be distributed locally and made available to all accepted artists. Opening reception will be at a First Friday event. First Friday openings at Gallery Underground feature food, drink, and music. They attract over 100 people every month. Sales of art will be promoted, with 70% of purchase price paid to artist.

About Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, is the premier art exhibition space for Arlington Artists Alliance members who are accepted into the gallery by jury. The artwork shown at Gallery Underground changes each month. An opening reception is held on the first Friday of every month. The gallery features juried solo and group shows in the Focus Gallery and members’ work in the Main Gallery. Media includes paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, drawings, sculpture, photography, glass, ceramics, and jewelry.

The Arlington Artists Alliance is a vital, energetic, creative force for visual art in Arlington County, VA, a creative collaborative of 140 artists working in Arlington. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) arts organization, established in 2000 to serve and support visual arts in Arlington County. It provides professional development activities for local artists and serves the community through exhibits, instruction, mentoring, and outreach projects. Gallery Underground was voted “Best Art Gallery” in 2015 by the readers of Arlington Magazine.

For more information, contact art@galleryunderground.org.

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Figureworks 2017- Call For Artists

Figureworks 2017- Call For Artists

Figureworks is calling artists to participate in our 8th annual Figureworks 2017 figurative juried award show, an annual juried art prize and celebration of the art of the human form held in Canada’s capital, Ottawa.

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Deadline: 8 Oct 2017

Figureworks 2017 is open to artists whose artwork represents the human form or parts thereof. Figureworks believes in being inclusive. The 2017 jury includes photographer Johnathan Hobin, visual artist Elaine Despins, and curator Rose Ekins. The exhibit will be held at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, a historic church transformed into a beautiful exhibition space right in the heart of Ottawa’s beautiful Byward Market.

Figureworks believes strongly in providing artists an excellent opportunity to exhibit their work.  They are committed to do their best to increase the prize money available to artists every year. They are volunteer based. All entry fees and sponsorships go to basic operational costs and prize money. Figureworks does not take any commissions on sales at the exhibition. All the money goes directly to the artists.

Figureworks is more than an annual competition, it is a community of artists whom are passionate about the human figure. At the Figureworks competition, artists have their work reviewed by a professional jury and the opportunity to win cash prizes ($3600 was awarded last year). Those in the show will have their work display in Ottawa, Canada’s Capital for two weeks and be published on the Figureworks web site. Artists have the opportunity to sell their art works.

About Figureworks

Figureworks has been running consecutively for seven years. It is now entering it’s 8th season. In 2016, they had over 200 submissions from over 100 artists across the world and awarded $3600 in prizes.

Every year, Figureworks strives to have the best possible jury – one that is balanced in their views and experience, varied in their media, masters of their craft, and great storytellers.

For more information, contact submissions@figureworks.org.

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Expo 37- Call For Artists

Expo 37- Call For Artists

b.j. spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Expo 37, a fine arts competition and exhibit in Huntington, NY. This is the 37th in a long tradition of Expo shows.

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Deadline: 11 Nov 2017

Expo 37 will be judged by Cara Manas, Assistant Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Artists from anywhere in the United States may submit up to six images and/or two videos to apply. All fine arts media acceptable, no craft. Several works by each of the winning artists will be shown.

Selected artists will be included in a one month show at b.j. spoke gallery in March 2018. Expo 37 is different from other competitions. Artists have a showing of multiple works, depending on size and the juror’s selections. Showing several works enables gallery visitors to better appreciate what the artist is about. Submitting a small body of work has greater impact and meaning for the juror as well. The show will be publicized in local and social media. The gallery is open to visitors six days per week.

About b.j. spoke gallery

b.j. spoke gallery is a small cooperative in Huntington, NY. It has been in existence since 1975. The gallery is a not for profit organization. The mission is focused on the artistic community and outreach. The gallery offers a monthly poetry group, bimonthly artist circle, an opportunity for local artists to hang work side by side with members in our annual “Harvest of Artist” shows, and fundraisers for worthy causes. In addition, community outreach includes shows in which contemporary artists from across the country are brought to our neighborhood’s doorstep.

For more information, contact liz.ehrlichman@bjspokegallrey.com.

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Indian Wells Arts Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

Indian Wells Arts Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

Dianne Funk Productions announces a call for artists for the Indian Wells Arts Festival 2018 (IWAF). More than 10,000 art enthusiasts, collectors, and serious buyers will be in attendance on March 30, 31 and April 1, 2018.

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Deadline: 20 Oct 2017

Event to be held in the Palm Springs Desert Resorts area, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, home to the BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament. Celebrating its 16th year of success, artists travel from across the nation and from as far as Japan, Africa, Central and South America, the United Kingdom, and Europe each year to showcase their contemporary and traditional fine art and high quality craft. A total of 200 artists are selected to participate by jury, with the 2018 Indian Wells Arts Festival’s Primary Jury deadline set for October 20, 2017. Additionally, 60 places are held for the Secondary Jury deadline of January 8, 2018.

Fifteen Indian Wells Arts Festival 2018 mediums and categories are judged for awards in painting, drawing, 2D and 3D mixed-media, printmaking, photography, other 2-dimensional, sculpture, jewelry, hand-woven textile or fiber, non-functional, utilitarian, wearable-art, and found art.

“Auditors agreed the quality and balance of work was present at the show, and gave a score of 9.4 to each, while the prestige of show was ranked a nice 9.6. 100% of Sunshine Artist auditors recommend coming back to the Indian Wells Arts Festival.” -Sunshine Artist Magazine

The Indian Wells Arts Festival is ranked as an AFSB Blue Chip 100 Fine Art Events in 2017

Indian Wells Arts Festival 2018

  • #3 So-Cal Getaway by The Examiner ‘Best of the Best’ by Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • Booth fees affordably range from $300 for a 10′ x 10′ single space and $600 for a 10′ x 20′ double space, with electricity optional at an additional $200 fee
  • Reported sales of $765,000 in 2016 are fostered by the Festival’s established reputation for fine and high-quality art
  • Ranked consistently as one of the 100 Best Fine Art Shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine
  • Privately gated venue with 24-hour security and unparalleled state-of-the-art facilities which include on-call booth sitters, free Wi-Fi internet access, and luxury on-site restrooms
  • Artists are required to be in attendance daily

What to expect in 2018

  • On-going artist promotion opportunities through artist spotlights across all IWAF social media and in video podcasts; and IWAF blog features at no additional cost to the artists
  • Public relations and media coverage including local and select major-market editorials and press releases
  • Easy artist check-in and express check-out
  • Real-time show updates and communications via text message
  • Complimentary artist hospitality with fresh snacks and beverages
  • Live jazz and entertainment ambiance designed to indulge and motivate buyers
  • Guests are greeted as VIPs with free and valet parking available, event programs, and free ‘be-back’ passes
  • Interactive activities and artist demonstrations
  • Children’s activities along with special exhibits
  • Gourmet specialties at the Gourmet MarketPlace lining the festival entryway
  • Local charities incorporated as Festival Partners, with donations towards their art scholarship funds
  • Saturday & Sunday “Eggs + Champagne in the Garden” brunch menu till noon
  • Champagne Circle Bar and RumChata Bar service, and full-menu restaurants in the shaded courtyard pavilion

Chosen Indian Wells Arts Festival 2018 artists will participate in a wonderful, highly recognized, and accredited fine arts festival. Experience the beauty of the venue and relax while enjoying the live music and performances. Artists receive media/social media publicity opportunities on all of the Indian Wells Arts Festival social media platforms and other news outlets leading up to and throughout the festival. They will be able to connect with other artists, vendors, staff, volunteers and festival goers/buyers. Artists receive 15% commission on all sales.

About Dianne Funk Enterprises

The Indian Wells Arts Festival is founded upon a commitment to promoting the crucial role art plays in a thriving society, whether it be in education, business, or quality of life. The architect of that vision is Dianne Funk Enterprises, Inc. led by its namesake.

Dianne Funk began producing art festivals in the Coachella Valley in 1986, with Faire a La Quinta, followed by Southwest Arts Festival in Indio in 1989, which has since grown into an acclaimed regional attraction. Building upon that success, Dianne Funk created the Indian Wells Arts Festival in 2002. It has since developed into the headlining event of the Coachella Valley’s arts festival season. The event has achieved an international scope with artists from more than 30 countries participating.

For more information, contact dianne@indianwellsartsfestival.com.

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