Wide Open 8 – Call For Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is excited to announce our eighth annual national juried art show, Wide Open 8. We are privileged to have another of NY’s art elite as our juror, the Museum of Modern Art’s Cara Manes, Curatorial Assistant.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 5 Mar 2017

The broad theme of Wide Open 8 encompasses all the possibilities of knowledge and freedom and love – wide open spaces, arms wide open, and eyes wide open but, as with all things, there is the inevitable opposite – wide open to attack, corruption, and failure. What kind of fantasy is this? What does it really indicate? This juried show looks to explore this idea of wide open in all the hidden niches of our collective psyche.

The exhibit runs May 13 – June 18, 2017. We will be using 8,000 square feet for this show.

$3000 in cash prizes will be awarded including $1000 Best in Show Gold.

Wide Open 8

BWAC is a truly unique gallery – 25,000 square f feet in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge is one of the best in the city. Our 18,000 annual visitors also enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market. Its enormous space affords us the opportunity to exhibit large work and we welcome it.

For more information, contact bwacinfo@aol.com.


Primary Colors 2016 – International Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art announces a call for artists for Primary Colors 2016.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 18 Dec 2016

Red, yellow, and blue balloons were the trademark of Wonder Bread for 1950s TV kids. They are also the three basic paint colors an artist needs. Mixed together you have a world of color and yet each stands out on its own as an important visual element.

The Primary Colors 2016 competition is about images in which one of these colors is a critical component. You will submit each image into one of the categories: red, blue, or yellow. Possibilities include black and white photographs with a single point of color; a red, yellow, or blue monochrome; or any image where red, yellow, or blue stands out as a focal part of the composition. Is the blue sky a main element of your image, a red ball, or maybe a funky pair of yellow sunglasses? Have you modified a print to be all shades of red? Be creative and send us your best.

New York Center for Photographic Art offers photographers opportunities to participate in contests juried by well known photographers or gallery owners. Those participants who are successful will exhibit their work in a New York City gallery. There are cash prizes totaling $3000 as well as visibility on our website and exhibition catalog. The opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery has always been an important aspect of creating artwork. We give artists this opportunity – the show is two weeks long in a street level gallery. We have had success in selling some images.

Primary Colors 2016

About the New York Center for Photographic Art

New York Center for Photographic Art has been in business since 2011 and have had over twenty successful calls for entry in that time. We produce two live gallery shows a year and one online gallery show. All of our winners have their images posted on our website as well as in an exhibition catalog. We, the owners, are photographers with a conglomerate of over fifty years of experience photographing world wide. We hire only the most experienced jurors for our shows to insure the best of the best are chosen.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.


Passion To Perform – Call For Artists

Yamana Gold announces a call for artists to submit paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography as entries to Passion to Perform.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Jan 2017

Passion to Perform celebrates the interconnection between performance and passion, and aims to award winning entrants with meaningful compensation that can positively impact each artist’s practice and encourage them to pursue their passion.

Entry is free. We will only be admitting two entries per person. The panel of judges will initially review entries made through the online system. Following this, approximately thirty-five artists will be short listed. Only works that are short listed from the initial digital submission will be reviewed for final judging. Notifications and instructions on the regional collection process will be sent to the short listed artists only via email.

The following prizes will be awarded in $USD based on a jury selection: $6,000 for first prize, $2,500 for second prize and $1,500 for third prize. In addition, a fund has been established to acquire additional artworks from the shortlist of finalists, which will then become part of the permanent collection.

Passion To Perform


Passion to Perform is an initiative of Yamana Gold, a leading gold producer with operations and properties throughout the Americas that integrates a commitment to sustainability and stakeholder engagement best practices in all its business activities. This commitment complements a performance based culture driven by an entrepreneurial passion that is mirrored in the passion and commitment demonstrated by many emerging artists. Passion to Perform celebrates the interconnection between performance and passion and aims to award winning entrants with meaningful compensation that can positively impact each artist’s practice and encourage them to pursue their passion.

For more information, contact artwork@yamana.com.


2017 Farragut Open Fine Arts Show – Call For Artists

Farragut Arts Council announces a call for artists for the 2017 Farragut Open Fine Arts Show.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 20 Jan 2017

Art work accepted Friday, January 20, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut, TN 37934. Work will be juried on Saturday, January 21. Pickup date is Sunday, January 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entry fee of $40 for up to three entries. Payment by check or credit card at time of entry.

Juried exhibition is February 15 – 18, 2017. Show will feature special reception for artists on Friday, Feb. 17.

Two dimensional works must be framed and ready to hang but is limited to approximately 30″ by 40″ and weigh no more than 35 pounds.

2017 Farragut Open Fine Arts Show cash awards of up to $300 in five areas. Open to all living artists – work must be original and completed in the last five years. The show will benefit artists by showing in an exhibition that is conceptually thoughtful, technically skilled, and representative of trends in art.

Artists may sell their work at the show but must make all arrangements directly with the buyer and must keep piece in place for the duration of the show. The Town of Farragut cannot handle the transfer of money between buyer and seller and will not take any commission.

About the Farragut Arts Council

The Farragut Arts Council advises and assists the Town of Farragut, its citizens, and its staff in artistic and cultural activities. The council serves as an advocate for artistic and cultural issues in the Town’s decision-making process and provides guidance and support in implementing actions that promote art and culture for citizens of the Farragut community.

The Town of Farragut has a goal to develop and promote a broad-based program of artistic and cultural activities that reflects the diversity of ages, interests, backgrounds, and ethnicity that exists within our community. These activities should provide a rich and diverse artistic agenda for the citizens of the Farragut community, provide intellectual challenges, and enhance the quality of life in the Town of Farragut. The Farragut Arts Council supports the Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen, the Town staff, and the citizens of Farragut in achieving these goals.

For more information, contact lcox@townoffarragut.org.

2017 Farragut Open Fine Arts Show


City Of Napa Fence Art Project – Call For Artists

The City of Napa has issued a request for qualification (RFQ) from all artists who have demonstrated experience in designing and producing, and/or overseeing the production of site-responsive public art for the City of Napa Fence Art Project.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 6 Dec 2016

Through the City of Napa Fence Art Project RFQ process, the City will select an artist (or artist team) to design, fabricate, and collaborate with the local community artwork upon the City’s Corporation Yard fence. This project will be unique in that it encourages a professional artist (or artist team) to utilize members of the community (i.e. young people, seniors, or other groups) to help produce the artwork at the project site.

The City of Napa’s Public Art Ordinance establishes a Public Art Fund in which in-lieu fees are collected from development to acquire, place, and install art in the public realm. In September 2016, the City identified a new public art project, utilizing the City’s public art funds. It is important that the artist or artist team be able to coordinate this effort. The budget for the City of Napa Fence Art Project is up to $40,000. Artists are encouraged to work with members of the community to design and/or install the art upon the City’s fence that is adjacent to a major regional walking/biking trail and the Napa Valley Wine Train tracks.

About the City of Napa

Napa is an old City by California standards, founded in 1847. It’s a place with a colorful past – a jumping off point for 49ers bound for the gold rush, birthplace of famous leather, and neighbor to some of the most prestigious vineyards in the world.

For the past 30 to 40 years, the City of Napa has been in transition. The City that was once known for its tanneries, prune processing, and State hospital is now more known for its hospitality, fine food, and luxury hotels. While yesterday’s jobs came largely in heavy industrial pursuits at Kaiser Steel, Basalt Rock, Napa Pipe, and Mare Island Shipyard, today’s workforce is mostly white collar and the economy is increasingly based on tourism.

As the County seat for one of the world’s Great Wine Capitals, the Napa name is synonymous with quality. We think that applies to our community and the people who make it what it is.

Today Napa is becoming a vibrant and modern town with a respect for its past. Just down the road from our protected historic districts, home to some of northern California’s finest Victorian homes, you will find visually stimulating contemporary architecture. Minutes from our many safe and comfortable neighborhoods are the popular Main Street “Restaurant Row,” the West End and the Oxbow District. Our award-winning “living river” flood protection project is more than halfway to completion, making Napa safer while enhancing the ecosystem and providing stimulus to the economy and quality-of-life benefits. Napa is a city with a low crime rate, a high standard of living, clean air, and nearly perfect weather.

For more information, contact scooper@cityofnapa.org.

City Of Napa Fence Art Project


Earth – Photography Call For Artists

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme Earth to A Smith Gallery.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 5 Dec 2016

We, our children, and grandchildren now have the very distinct possibility of watching things we love be lost. Climate change is upon us and this miraculous galactic ball we call home is in peril. The immediacy of climate change, for myself and many others, has caused the simple act of looking/seeing to miraculously illuminate a vibrating panorama of aesthetic/emotional triggers. Everything has the potential of striking our bell. Everything has the possibility of becoming a lost loved one in a cherished photograph – a shoreline, cottage, animal, insect, smile, shoe, or taste.

Entries of eleven or more images are eligible for a review by the gallery directors. The entry fee is $35 for the first five images and $6 for each additional image. Fifty to sixty images will be selected for exhibition and shown at the gallery from February 3 to March 12, 2017. A reception will be held on February 25, 2017 from 4 to 8pm. A Blurb full color catalogue of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase. Awards are $325 for Juror’s Award, $250 for Director’s Award, three Juror Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalogue, discretionary Director Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalogue, and $100 for Visitors’ Award.

Juror for Earth will be Paula Tognarelli, executive director and curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography.

Earth - Photography Call For Artists


A Smith Gallery exhibits and sells the work of traditional and alternative photographers working with a wide range of cameras and printing processes.

For more information, contact amanda@asmithgallery.com.


Arc of Luzerne County – Call for Artists with Disability

The Arc of Luzerne County recognizes and celebrates creative abilities of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Individuals with disabilities are eligible to submit digital images of their unique, artistic expression to be exhibited and celebrated.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 16 Dec 2016

This call for artists with disability is about more than just showcasing community artists. It is an opportunity for people with disabilities to support The Arc of Luzerne County’s newest project to recognize creative abilities of those we serve. The project goal is to create a unique product line featuring the work of select artists. The artists whose work is selected will be eligible to receive a commission on the sale of items featuring their unique designs. Proceeds will support The Arc’s mission.

The Arc of Luzerne County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of children and adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families through advocacy, resources, and community education.

For more information, contact info@thearcofluzernecounty.org.

Arc of Luzerne County - Call for Artists with Disability


The World We Live In Photo Contest – Call For Artists

Photo Life and Photo Solution invite Canadian and U.S. photographers to submit their best work to The World We Live In Photo Contest VI with more than $45,000 offered in prizes including a grand-prize expedition cruise.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Nov 2016

Artists photographers could win one of the twenty-one great prizes worth a total of $45,000 including an expedition cruise to the heart of the Arctic and get published in Canada’s #1 photography magazine.

Established in 1976, Photo Life is Canada’s leading source for photography including technical knowledge and tips, industry news and events, and international travel photography and documentaries as well as innovative approaches, techniques, and secrets of the trade. Photo Life is published six times each year with distribution to subscribers, newsstands, and participating photo retailers.

For more information, contact twwli@photolife.com.

The World We Live In Photo Contest


Arts Alive In Agriculture – Call For Artists

The Fresno Arts Council is calling artists to participate in the Arts Alive in Agriculture Juried Exhibition and Showcase on April 6, 2017, located at Fresno City Hall, to show our respect and appreciation for today’s agricultural industry.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 24 Feb 2017

Driving through the Valley, it’s easy for one to fall in love with the rich greenery that covers miles upon miles of the region’s vineyards, furrows, orchards, and wineries. Our vineyards, orchards, and furrows grow some of the most abundant fruits and vegetables that are distributed to families all over the country. The further you drive into the Central Valley, the more you are able to see the agricultural history taking place. However, it’s impossible to go on without mentioning the hard work that goes into growing such celebrated and delicious fruits and vegetables.

Our plentiful agricultural history has shown us those who work long and strenuous hours under the bright and sweltering sun in the fields. It is important to acknowledge and show our appreciation for such hard work and dedication to feeding the people of this world. The growers are the artists of the agricultural industry and they create in one of the most natural ways. Create alongside them as we bring the two worlds together in our annual Arts Alive in Agriculture event.

The 2017 art show will feature mixed media works depicting the industry and culture of agriculture in painting, sculpture, photography, and found objects. The Fresno Arts Council seeks to highlight the agricultural industry by showing thoughtful and compelling works from credible artists of California.

Chosen artists will receive a ribbon and cash prize with first place coming in at $500. Work will be displayed in Fresno City Hall for the duration of the month following.

About Fresno Arts Council

The Fresno Arts Council is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1979 under the name of the Alliance for the Arts by local artists, arts organizations, and interested individuals who wished to create a voice for the arts in the Central San Joaquin Valley.

Our mission is to enrich peoples lives through the arts. Our purpose is to foster an arts community that recognizes and honors the contributions of its citizens to the arts; advocate to city, county, state, and national institutions on issues of concern to valley artists; and collaborate with community leaders, businesses, corporations, foundations, and other arts organizations to bring artists and audiences together.

For more information, contact Jenny@fresnoartscouncil.org.

Arts Alive In Agriculture


International New York City Fine Art Contest – Call For Artists

Gateway Art Center NYC announces a call for artists for their International New York City Fine Art Contest.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 13 Nov 2016


  • Acrylic – paintings executed in watermedia with acrylic being the dominant (80 percent at least) on any surface. Additions of other media are permissible.
  • Graphite, charcoal, ink, and scratchboard – works executed primarily with drawing materials including pen and ink although additions of pastel, watercolor, or other media are permissible.
  • Mixed media and collage – any materials on any surface.
  • Oil and oil pastel – paintings done in oil-based media on any flat surface.
  • Pastel – paintings that are at least 80 percent (soft) pastel on paper or any other surface. NuPastels or other hard pastels are considered soft pastels. (Paintings executed primarily in oil pastels should be entered in the oil and oil pastel category.)
  • Watercolor and Gouache – paintings executed primarily (at least 80 percent) in watercolor. Additions of gouache, acrylic, or other media are permissible.

Fees for International New York City Fine Art Contest:

  • $25 up to 3 images per category before October 25, $30 after October 24
  • $10 each additional image, maximum of 10 images per category
  • Entry fees cover the cost of judging, administration, exhibiting, and promotion

Grand prize winner will be awarded:

  • A solo exhibit of up to 20 paintings in one of the Manhattan Galleries for 5 days in winter 2017. Artist does not need to attend.
  • A featured announcement on the Gateway Art Center NYC website, Facebook Page, and 44DEGREES art e-zine issue.
  • An online brand audit of their website and SEO and $200 gift card for web-design services or digital marketing from our sponsor.

Each International New York City Fine Art Contest category awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places, Most Popular, plus Honorable Mentions. All category award winners will be awarded:

  • A group exhibit for their winning artwork for 5 days in winter 2017 in one of the Manhattan Galleries.
  • A featured announcement on the Gateway Art Center NYC website, Facebook Page, and 44DEGREES art e-zine issue.
  • An online brand audit of their website and SEO and $100 Gift Card for web-design services or digital marketing from our sponsor.
  • Honorable Mentions in each category will be awarded in the discretion of the Judges and will be listed on the Gateway Art Center NYC website and Facebook page.
  • Each will receive an online brand audit of their website and SEO and a $50 gift card for web-design services or digital marketing from our sponsor.
  • Most Popular Award. The Judges may select any number of artworks in each category to be voted on the Gateway Art Center NYC Facebook page. The artist receiving the highest number of online votes in each category will receive recognition as the Most Popular in the Category and 1 other artist will be Most Popular Overall.

International New York City Fine Art Contest

Gateway Art Center NYC and our sponsors promote the appreciation of fine art, showcase emerging and established talent, and introduce artists from around the world to New York City.  Artwork selected for award judging and the results of the competition will be viewed online and promoted with social media.

For more information, contact alex@artnyny.com.


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