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Florida Art in State Buildings – Call to Artists

The University of Florida Art in State Buildings Program seeks to commission an artist or team to create site-specific public artwork for the UF-212 Newell Hall Renovation Project.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 19 Feb 2016

Budget = $45,000 (plus $5,000 total in honoraria to be split between finalists)

As one of the nation’s most comprehensive research institutions, the University of Florida (UF) is in a unique position to pursue the multidisciplinary research and education that 21st century problems demand. UF is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities — and the only university in Florida — to be a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, which comprises the 63 leading research universities in the United States and Canada.

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Florida Art in State Buildings


Early Summer Exhibition – Call for Artists

Palace Arts Gallery is now accepting submissions for our Early Summer Exhibition which runs from Easter (25th March) until 12th June 2016.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 26 Feb 2016

Exhibiting artists show their work in Palace Arts Gallery in Redcar for a three month period.

At the heart of the Palace Hub in Redcar is a large art gallery with access directly from the Esplanade as well as from within the complex. The gallery is managed and curated by Mark and Nel Hickson. The gallery provides a showcase for local, regional, and national creatives.

Since opening in April 2013, Palace Arts Gallery has shown work from over one hundred and sixty different artists, most of whom are from the locality and whose work has been seen by over 52,00 visitors to date. The response has been overwhelmingly positive and the curators are now looking for work to show in 2016 and in a series of shorter, themed exhibitions as well as the normal open shows.

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Early Summer Exhibition


w.a.v.e.s. 2016 – Call for Artists

The City of Windsor announces a call for w.a.v.e.s. 2016 (Windsor’s Artists, Visions, Energies & Sculptures), a two-day festival connecting communities through waves of art, culture, and technology.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Mar 2016

The City of Windsor is seeking outdoor projects that will transform and illuminate the Windsor Sculpture Park in new ways to inspire and engage the public in examining its cultural significance. Activities and opportunities for community engagement and hands-on experience are encouraged.

Potential projects could include:

  • Light, video or interactive installations
  • Multimedia or interactive performances
  • Works that utilize mobile performances
  • Kid-friendly or educational workshops
  • Sound or performance art
  • The unexpected

The festival will be held Friday September 30 and Saturday October 1, 2016 at 4 PM – 11PM at Windsor Sculpture Park (on the border of Detroit, MI).

Successful applicants for this open call will receive funding for their participation and be determined under one of the following categories:

  • Large installation or performance = $4000
  • Emerging artists or community groups = $1500
  • Individual or student-led projects = $500

The Windsor Sculpture Park is ending its final year in the fulfillment of a bequest to give the park back to its residents. This showcase is for contributing artists who can re-imagine the space and coordinate installations or activities that transform how we view the park. The Windsor Sculpture Park sits on the banks of the Detroit River in a lush green space with the Detroit skyline on the horizon. Our community is the longest-running inhabited land in the country. We are the gateway to Canada.

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w.a.v.e.s. 2016


Mandorla Art Award 2016 – Call for Artists

Artists from across Australia are invited to enter the Mandorla Art Award 2016 from the Mandorla Centre for Inner Peace.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 2 May 2016

The winning artwork receives $25,000 and joins the likes of Julie Dowling, Theo Koning, Brian McKay, and Paul Kaptein in our collection.

This prestigious award has a major prize of $25,000 and two highly commended awards of $5,000 each. Finalists will be exhibited at Linton & Kay Galleries in Perth CBD from July 15 – 23. A selection of these works will also be exhibited at New Norcia Museum and Art Gallery and St John of God Health facilities.

The Mandorla Art Award offers artists and the public a new vision that is actually a very old vision, the place of the Christian religion in art. It is the fulfillment of a dream held by a small group of committed Christians, the Mandorla Centre of Inner Peace.

Wishing to balance the largely secular nature of most art seen in today’s galleries, the Mandorla Art Award Committee selects a particular theme or passage from the Bible, Old or New Testaments.

This unique approach among Australian religious art prizes invites artists to think laterally and with sensitivity by interpreting this in two- or three-dimensional works.

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Mandorla Art Award 2016


Port Warwick Art and Sculpture Festival – Call for Artists

The Port Warwick Foundation announces a call for artists for the Port Warwick Art and Sculpture Festival.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Jun 2016

The 12th Annual Port Warwick Art and Sculpture Festival, October 8-9, 2016, is a juried fine arts show with a reputation for valuing the artists and bringing interested art buying patrons to the event.

Awards are given in twelve categories, with total award money given at $5,500.

The Port Warwick Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization, dedicated to bring arts and entertainment to the Virginia Peninsula.

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Port Warwick Art and Sculpture Festival


Art of Giving 2016 – Call for Artists

Down East is seeking four community-driven, talented Maine artists to highlight in 2016 and feature at our Art of Giving Gala.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 29 Feb 2016

Four artists will be chosen.

  • Leading up to the event, artists will be featured in Down East Magazine (hundreds of thousands of readers).
  • The works will be featured at our Art of Giving Gala.
  • Ticket proceeds from the event will go to charities of the artists’ choice.

Down East is the magazine of Maine, publishing since 1954. People that love Maine, love Down East.

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Art of Giving


ArtWalk – Call for Artists

Destination Downtown Lancaster is looking for 2-D and 3-D visual artists for a juried show, ArtWalk, in Downtown Lancaster, Ohio.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 11 Mar 2016

The ArtWalk is organized by Destination Downtown Lancaster as part of the Lancaster Festival, Lancaster’s ten-day celebration of the arts, July 21st-July 30th. Our goal is to provide artists with a platform to share their talents and gifts to enrich the lives of the community members.

Artists are chosen by a jury to display their artwork in Downtown Lancaster businesses from July 22 through July 30, 2016. Community members are invited to visit all of the businesses to view the artwork.

No sales commission.

Destination Downtown Lancaster is a downtown revitalization group that uses the arts as a tool for revitalization.

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Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival #60 – Call for Artists

Announcing a call for artists for the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival #60.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Apr 2016

The 60th annual Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival will be September 17 and 18. Added promotion and special community events to help celebrate turning 60 will make our 2016 event the best ever. There is room for 140 artists in the beautiful Redwoods of Old Mill Park in downtown Mill Valley, just 20 minutes from San Francisco and 40 minutes from the Sonoma wine country.


  • Exhibited work must be the original creation of the applicant(s). Co-artists may only show collaborative work. No production work is allowed.
  • Artists applying in multiple categories may only exhibit work in the categories in which they are accepted. The artwork displayed must be similar in type and style to the images submitted.
  • If you intend to sell any jewelry you must apply in the jewelry category.
  • Images should represent the full range of work you intend to show.
  • Artists must be present both Saturday and Sunday during Festival hours. Commercial agents cannot substitute for an artist at their booth.
  • It is the responsibility of the artist to read the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival guidelines before submitting an application. If an artist applies with work that does not fit into our specified criteria, the work will not be juried and the application fee will be forfeited.

Jury:  A panel of six highly qualified local jurors will select the work of over 140 artists to participate in this year’s show.

Awards: Each year we offer five, $500 Awards of Excellence to five outstanding artists who are chosen by a panel of three well qualified independent Judges. In addition, the award winners are invited back to participate in the show the following year, foregoing the jury process.

Booth fees: This year we are introducing a new tiered pricing system to address the wide variety of booth spaces we have available. There are premium spaces where artists are able to drive up to their booths for the easiest set up, as well as our standard booths which vary in size, shape, and placement. We are also offering an affordable alternative for artists who are able to work with the slope in this outdoor park setting.

The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival has been an institution in Mill Valley for 60 years.  This is a beautiful and iconic event.  A celebration of Fall and the Arts.

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Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival #60


Art Rapids – Call for Artists

Art Rapids announces a call for artists for the 11th annual juried fine arts fair in Elk Rapids, Michigan on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Apr 2016

Approximately 4000 attendees every year. $1000 Best of Show prize, plus an Honorable Mention award, and People’s Choice award.

Art Rapids is a non-profit, all volunteer organization created to support the arts and art education in the Elk Rapids area. To date, it has given back over $95,000 to the arts in the forms of grants, scholarships, artist awards, free concerts, and the Walk of Art sculpture exhibit.

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Art Rapids


2016 Winthrop Arts Festival – Call for Artists

Winthrop Arts announces a call for artists for the 2016 Winthrop Arts Festival and Artisan Market.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 14 Feb 2016

The annual adjudicated Art Festival and the Artisan Market will be held on March 19-20. This year’s event is expected to have 10,000 guests.

Artists compete for juried awards.

Winthrop Arts creates a bridge between the arts and community in tangible and meaningful ways with a focus on developing and inspiring the next generation of artists and patrons. By bringing the arts into central focus, we deepen our roots, enrich our local community, expand our global reach, and strengthen our humanity.

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2016 Winthrop Arts Festival


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