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Black And White (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Black And White (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Black and White, one of their favorite themes. It is an homage to the beginnings of photography before the dramatic change that came about when color film was introduced.

Send your monochrome images where all the emotion, texture, and beauty are expressed in shades from white to dark. No matter if your original image was shot with tri x, a digital SLR, or your phone. If the end product is a terrific black and white, then it fits the call. Sepia will be accepted.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 15 Nov 2020

As with all NYC4PA calls, all 2D photo mediums are welcome.

The total prizes for Black and White is $4000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 20 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions.  Each of the first 25 winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all 50 winners are posted in a gallery on the New York Center for Photographic Art website and are included in an exhibition catalog. A professional photographer is the juror.

About The New York Center For Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Open / No Theme (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

Open / No Theme (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces an international call for artists to participate in the 7th annual Open / No Theme art competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online from November 4th, 2020 to December 2nd, 2020.

Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art.  This competition will be judged on painting and drawing, photography and digital, and mixed media and 3D art.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 1 Nov 2020

Open / No Theme Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images. Funds in US Dollars.

All work must belong to the person submitting the application. The art or a print of the original and must be available for sale. The artist must be at least 18 years old.

Awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected. Winners will be announced on November 16th, 2020. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, Winner’s Certificates, inclusion in the annual Anthology Publication, and event collateral.

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number one source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase tomorrow’s art giants today. CAGOnline has created CAGO Media which 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 initiatives 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. The hosts are occasionally joined by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders. The third show is An Artist Speaks. These lively 30 minute episodes are in-depth interviews with artists discussing their art process, philosophy, and a candid look at their work. Every month, a video is produced showcasing the monthly art participants. Other videos highlight gallery artist and art styles.

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

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Dreams and Nightmares (Washington DC) – Call For Artists

Dreams and Nightmares (Washington DC) – Call For Artists

Gallery Underground announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, Dreams and Nightmares, to be held February 1 – 26, 2021. Artists will interpret the theme from beautiful and sublime to dark and twisted. Submit both literal and figurative interpretations. All media accepted, national only.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 14 Dec 2020

Artists will be asked to submit a short paragraph explaining how their work fits the theme.

Juried by Emily Francisco. Show is in a brick and mortar gallery in the metropolitan Washington DC area.

$500 prizes for Dreams and Nightmares. The gallery will award best in show, second, and third place cash prizes and non-cash honorable mentions, number to be interpreted by juror. The show is held in a gallery with a loyal local following and press contacts. If a reception is held (due to possible continuing COVID restrictions), reception estimated to attract several hundred attendees. Artists’ work will be promoted in local press, social media, postcards and eblasts to an over 800-person email list. Show will be on the walls of the gallery for a month.

About Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground is the juried gallery of the Arlington Artists Alliance, a vital, energetic, creative force in Arlington County, Virginia. A non-profit group formed in 2000, the gallery encourages and supports established and emerging artists who work in all forms of visual art. Members exhibit year-round at a variety of community venues, including local government offices, businesses, restaurants, and cafes. Annually, over 25,000 Washington DC metropolitan area residents and visitors view more than 2,000 original works of art by Alliance artists somewhere in the County every day of the year.

For more information, contact art@galleryunderground.org.

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All Animal (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Animal (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces an international call for artists to participate in the 7th annual All Animal art competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online from October 7th, 2020 to November 4th, 2020.

Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art.  This competition will be judged on painting and drawing, photography and digital, and mixed media and 3D art.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 4 Oct 2020

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

All work must belong to the person submitting the application. The art or a print of the original and must be available for sale. The artist must be at least 18 years old.

Awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected. Winners will be announced on October 19, 2020. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, Winner’s Certificates, inclusion in the annual Anthology Publication, and event collateral.

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number one source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase tomorrow’s art giants today. CAGOnline has created CAGO Media which 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 initiatives 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. The hosts are occasionally joined by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders. The third show is An Artist Speaks. These lively 30 minute episodes are in-depth interviews with artists discussing their art process, philosophy, and a candid look at their work. Every month, a video is produced showcasing the monthly art participants. Other videos highlight gallery artist and art styles.

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

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Good Trouble / U Decide Exhibition (Washington, DC) – Call For Artists

Good Trouble  / U Decide Exhibition (Washington, DC) – Call For Artists

The Center for Contemporary Political Art (CCPArt) announces a call for artists for the Good Trouble / U Decide: America’s artists honor the legacy of John Lewis exhibition. CCPArt will provide words for nine issue-oriented get-out-the vote posters. You provide the powerful original art/images for one or more of the posters. Make the words come alive.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 3 Oct 2020

No fees to enter

The sponsoring organizations, CCPArt and Millennium Arts Salon are 501-(c )-(3)s located in Washington, DC. Millennium Arts Salon is the premier arts organization in Washington, DC dedicated to promoting African and African American visual art. Together, they will present the Good Trouble exhibition as a public service. Art can inform and inspire needed social and political change.

Political analysts in Washington believe that if the Russians don’t interfere too much, turn-out may decide the winner of what may be the most consequential election of our time. It’s CCPArt’s civic duty, and yours, to encourage every registered voter to actually vote in this year’s election. Use your creativity and talent to help determine the future of the United States at this difficult time in its history. If you’ve seen the signage and political posters both parties produce, you’ll understand why we think, together, we can do better. Hopefully, we’ll all benefit as a result.

A jury of experts will select the winning entries. CCPArt will print the posters from the jpegs you submit. The posters will be exhibited in Washington and online.

About The Center for Contemporary Political Art

The Center for Contemporary Political Art is the only art space in the Nation’s Capital dedicated exclusively to presenting art addressing current political issues in real time. CCPArt’s first exhibition was a juried open call show, Defining the Art of Change in the Age of Trump. It launched in September 2018, in time for that year’s mid-term elections.

In an essay written for CCPArt’s first catalog, Dorothea Dietrich, a professor of art history at Princeton before becoming chair of the department of art history and design at Pratt, compared the Defining exhibit to the First International Dada Fair in 1920 in Berlin. CCPArt can think of no higher compliment or, unfortunately, a more apt comparison.

For more information, contact goodtrouble@politicsartus.org.

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EXPO 40 (Online Exhibition) – Call For Artists

EXPO 40 (Online Exhibition) – Call For Artists

b.j. spoke gallery announces a call for artists for EXPO 40, a competition judged by Francesca Altamura, who has served as curatorial assistant at the New Museum in New York. She has curated and co-curated exhibitions of emerging artists and has a broad background in art history.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 15 Nov 2020

There is an application fee of $35 for 6 images and/or 2 videos.

Since the exhibition will be online, there will be no shipping costs for the show and no size limitations for the pieces shown. Because the application is for up to 8 works, the chosen artist might have an opportunity to have a body of work on display rather than a single piece.

EXPO 40 winners will participate in an online exhibition in March 2021. The gallery will promote the show and display the winners’ work on the gallery’s website and social media. There will be three cash awards.

About b.j. spoke gallery

b.j spoke gallery is an artist cooperative in Huntington, New York. It has been in existence since 1975. It has a reputation for its juried shows which are always judged by museum personnel, well known artists, or members of the press.

The gallery is a not-for-profit with a mission that includes educational and community outreach. It has hosted community shows, benefits for charitable organizations, poetry readings, singer-songwriter events, and live theatrical performances.

The gallery is a member-run and supported organization – a community of artists who work with and support one another.

For more information, contact elize11771@yahoo.com.

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Photography Competition (Halifax, NS) – Call For Artists

Photography Competition (Halifax, NS) – Call For Artists

Announcing ViewPoint Gallery’s Photography Competition international juried call for submissions. This is an opportunity to exhibit your work for one month at ViewPoint Gallery, the only gallery in Halifax, NS devoted to photography. The competition is open to all subject matter from photographers located worldwide. As part of the gallery’s founding philosophy the gallery especially encourages activity from amateur and emerging photographic artists.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 1 Sept 2020

Entry fee. Multiple entries allowed.

The photography competition winners’ work will be displayed in an environment dedicated to photography. ViewPoint is one of the major centers for photographic activity in Halifax, a city with a vibrant artist environment. Activities in the gallery include monthly solo or group shows by co-op members or invited guest artists. The gallery hosts monthly print reviews and artists talks.

Twelve winning images will be selected from the digital entries. One winner will be exhibited monthly. These winning images will be professionally printed, framed, exhibited, and offered for sale by ViewPoint Gallery starting in October, 2020. The twelve contest winners will have their work displayed alongside all this activity plus exposure on the gallery website and newsletter.

About ViewPoint Gallery

ViewPoint Gallery is an artist-run co-operative dedicated to inspiring, engaging, educating, and promoting the art of photography. It presents a dynamic approach to the display of photography with a mixture of solo and group exhibitions. The gallery displays continually work by its members and showcases individual members through solo exhibitions, accompanied by artist talks, presentations, and other events. There are one guest exhibition and several group exhibitions shown each year. Since its founding in 2000, ViewPoint Gallery has hosted over 230 exhibitions, bringing the finest of Nova Scotia’s photography to tens of thousands of visitors. The gallery regularly presents Open Print Reviews and Guest Speakers, and a partnership with PhotoWorkshops.ca to provide educational classes.

For more information, contact info@viewpointgallery.ca.

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Figurative / Portrait (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

Figurative / Portrait (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces a call for artists for Figurative / Portrait. Entries welcome from 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online from September 9th, 2020 to October 7th, 2020.

Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art.  This competition will be judged on painting and drawing, photography and digital, and mixed media and 3D art.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 6 Sept 2020

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

All work must belong to the person submitting the application. The art or a print of the original and must be available for sale. The artist must be at least 18 years old.

Awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected. Winners will be announced on September 21, 2020. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, Winner’s Certificates, inclusion in the annual Anthology Publication, and event collateral.

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number one source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase tomorrow’s art giants today. CAGOnline has created CAGO Media which 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 initiatives 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. The hosts are occasionally joined by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders. The third show is An Artist Speaks. These lively 30 minute episodes are in-depth interviews with artists discussing their art process, philosophy, and a candid look at their work. Every month, a video is produced showcasing the monthly art participants. Other videos highlight gallery artist and art styles.

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

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Street Photography (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Street Photography (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Street Photography. Vivian Maier, an unknown, left behind a treasure of images she took while walking outside during time off. As did Cartier-Bresson, Frank, Meyerowitz, Arbus, Evans, and the list of accomplished street photographers goes on. Their work captured a special essence of life, not posed, not set up but there in the streets, yards, avenues, and porches we pass every day. Compelling images surround us as we walk or ride in the streets of our lives.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 9 Sept 2020

The challenge for this contest is to shoot street images that set them apart from snapshots. Opportunities abound. Take your camera or phone outside and capture the juxtaposition of a passerby and window decoration, special look, special split second moment of communication, or scene that conveys a message or feeling. The examples are too numerous and varied to list. All 2D photography is welcome.

The total prizes for Street Photography is $4000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 20 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions.  Each of the first 25 winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all 50 winners are posted in a gallery on the New York Center for Photographic Art website and are included in an exhibition catalog. A professional photographer is the juror.

About The New York Center For Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Water / Seascape (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

Water / Seascape (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces a call for artists for Water / Seascape. Entries welcome from 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online from August 11th, 2020 to September 7th, 2020.

Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art. The Water / Seascape theme is considered any art with the subjects being scenes of coastal living, ocean activities, seaside vistas, related seashore subjects, and bodies of water (lakes, rivers, oceans, ponds, and streams). This competition will be judged on painting and drawing, photography and digital, and mixed media and 3D art.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 9 Aug 2020

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

All work must belong to the person submitting the application. The art or a print of the original and must be available for sale. The artist must be at least 18 years old.

Awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected. Winners will be announced on August 24, 2020. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, Winner’s Certificates, inclusion in the annual Anthology Publication, and event collateral.

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number one source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase tomorrow’s art giants today. CAGOnline has created CAGO Media which 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 initiatives 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. The hosts are occasionally joined by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders. The third show is An Artist Speaks. These lively 30 minute episodes are in-depth interviews with artists discussing their art process, philosophy, and a candid look at their work. Every month, a video is produced showcasing the monthly art participants. Other videos highlight gallery artist and art styles.

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

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