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

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

[Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the Open / No Theme art competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. Submit your best representational and non-representational art.

This competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital art, and mixed media / 3D art. An exhibition of all entrants will be held online from November 3rd to November 30th, 2021.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 31 Oct 2021

Open / No Theme Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images and $35 for up to eight. Funds in US Dollars.

Results posted: November 15th, 2021. The artists’ work will be seen by approximately 1/2 million people worldwide. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, winner’s certificates, inclusion in the annual anthology publication, and event collateral.

“Entered their Competitions and they are always super nice and professional.” – Dominik

“I entered two pieces of my artwork to their online competition… It’s not often you get considered. What counts is you were able to show your art to the world. Thank you” -Lora

“Always very professional.” -Tammy

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online was created in 2001 to be the ultimate meeting place for the sharing of art. Their purpose is to create a platform whereby artists can display and ultimately sell their work. They encourage the exploration and discussion of art, as well as support those who create it.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number 1 source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase Tomorrow’s Art Giants, Today. CAGOnline created CAGO Media to showcase talented artists. 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 initiatives by producing radio and TV show programming. The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly in 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 joined occasionally by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online specializes in the contemporary art form. Contemporary art is defined as artistic work from the present era that uses the current practices and styles of its discipline. Although the words Modern Art and Contemporary Art are used interchangeably, they do represent two distinctive moments on the art timeline. Modern Art encompasses the art from the Impressionists (around 1880) up until the 1970’s. Contemporary Art encompasses the art from the 1970’s to present.

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

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PleinAir Salon $33,000 October Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

PleinAir Salon $33,000 October Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Streamline Publishing with PleinAir Magazine announce a call for artists for The PleinAir Salon $33,000 October Art Competition, a monthly online competition consisting of 18 categories.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 31 Oct 2021

The PleinAir Salon $33,000 October Art Competition is a completely online competition. There is no mailing your artwork for an exhibition. You are able to submit paintings whether they have won another competition or not.

PleinAir awards $33,000 each year for this competition.

  • The Annual Grand Prize winner receives $15,000 and is featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine, which is the #1 representational art magazine at Barnes & Noble.
  • PleinAir awards an additional $6,500 to the annual winners as well as $1,100 monthly to the top three winners and a People’s Choice Award for each competition.
  • Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition and exposure through PleinAir magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletter, and social media.
  • Each of the 22 monthly winners will be automatically entered into the Annual Competition. The annual awards are presented live at the Plein Air Convention and Expo.

About PleinAir Salon

The PleinAir Salon Art Competition has been awarding cash prizes and promoting artists for 11 years. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition, with 11 monthly cycles, leading to the annual Salon Grand Prize winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition. It is PleinAir’s belief that cash prizes provide further inspiration and an avenue for artists to thrive and create new work by helping alleviate financial pressure.

For more information, contact pleinairsalon@streamlinepublishing.com.

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EXPO 41 (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

EXPO 41 (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] bj spoke gallery announces a call for artists for EXPO 41, an international fine art competition open to artists who live in the United States and abroad.

The Juror is Sewon Kang, currently Archivist at the Easton/Bourgeois Archive in NYC and formerly Curatorial Assistant at MOMA.

 

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 22 Nov 2021

Each submission entitles the artist to enter up to 6 works and/or 2 videos. Artists will be juried on the body of work submitted. This exhibition will be an eclectic show. The juror will be selecting from a wide range of styles and media.

The selected winning artists’ works for EXPO 41 will be on exhibition on the bj spoke gallery website from March 1 to March 22, 2022. There will be a Zoom reception for the winning artists and their guests on March 5, 2022. The online show will be widely promoted on the gallery’s website and social media. There will be small cash prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

About bj spoke gallery

The bj spoke gallery is a cooperative gallery that has existed for over 40 years and is located in the upscale town of Huntington, New York.  The gallery has artists who work in a wide range of styles and media including painting, sculpture, and photography. Artists come from all over the area and are selected based on the quality of their work. The gallery has been a strong presence in the community for many years and has held poetry readings and singer-songwriter performances in the evenings. They do outreach to organizations supporting people with special needs or housing insecurity.

For more information, contact cindyspoke@gmail.com.

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Sarasota Architectural Photo Show (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

Sarasota Architectural Photo Show (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Art Center Sarasota (ACS) invites artists of all ages and skill levels to submit their photography to the Sarasota Architectural Photo Show. This show focuses on the architecture specific to Sarasota and the area around it. Go take a photo of your favorite building, place, or moment.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 3 Oct 2021

This exhibition is open to all photography highlighting both residential and commercial architecture within Sarasota County to showcase at Art Center Sarasota. This show is open to all photography media. Juror(s) will see all requested information except the artist’s name and price. ACS Exhibitions Committee asks jurors to make all selections based solely on artistic merit. In an effort to maintain best gallery practices, ACS implements the following rules and regulations for this juried exhibition.

Awards will be decided by the jurors, Carl Abbott – FAIA, award winning local architect and member of the Sarasota School of Architecture, and Noelle McCleaf – photographer exploring themes of memory, relationship, and identity in the landscape of South Florida.

Sarasota Architectural Photo Show Awards

  • First place receiving $500
  • Second place receiving $300
  • Third place receiving $200
  • Two Merit Awards and Honorable Mentions

All accepted artworks will be on display and for sale in the gallery from October 14 – November 27, 2021. Opening reception is October 14, 2021, 6pm at Art Center Sarasota. Promotion includes press-releases, social media coverage, physical mailings, and art events.

About Art Center Sarasota

Situated on the historic Sarasota Bayfront, Art Center Sarasota is the center of Sarasota’s visual arts community.

Art Center Sarasota is a member-supported organization that engages the entire artistic community by providing educational programs and exhibitions to local and regional artists and those who simply enjoy the visual arts.

The Center’s educational programs engage novice to professional artists with artist demonstrations, lectures, workshops, and classes. Art Center Sarasota hosts international and local teaching artists to enrich Sarasota’s cultural diversity. Youth programs such as the Creative Kids Art Camps and Slice of Art nurture developing minds.

The Center’s exhibitions program shows contemporary works in its three curated galleries, designed to inspire and challenge the viewer. The large atrium gallery is dedicated to showcasing the Sarasota and region’s talented artists in juried competitions.

Art Center Sarasota relies on a corps of dedicated volunteers to assist with everything from fundraising to exhibitions and supporting the staff in many ways.

For more information, contact artcentersarasota@gmail.com.

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Baron Book Prize (International, Online) – Call For Artists

Baron Book Prize (International, Online) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The BARON Book Prize is an annual prize, which recognizes book projects from emerging artists and image-makers who have created projects investigating gender, sex, sexuality, and identity politics.

The prize is open to artists and image-makers working in any medium, from anywhere in the world, over the age of 18. The winner will receive the opportunity to work with BARON in publishing their book project. The winners will be announced in December 2021, and their book published as part of BARON’S summer 2022 catalogue, with global distribution.

 

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 31 Oct 2021

The Baron Book Prize 2021 is judged by an industry panel who will create a shortlist of the best submissions to decide a winner. The winner will be judged on their book’s concept and how this has influenced the rationale behind the construction of their book, outcome, and design.

Baron Book Prize Judges

  • Rut Blees Luxemburg is an artist, academic, and curator whose work has been exhibited internationally at institutions including Tate Modern, London and Centre Pompidou, Paris. Blees Luxemburg is a research fellow on the photography MA at the Royal College of Art, London and the co-founder of FILET, an exhibition space for experimental art production. In 2020, Blees Luxemburg was awarded the Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society of the United Kingdom.
  • Mohammad Al-Hasani is the director of Vice Versa distribution. Based in Berlin, Vice Versa specializes in architecture, art, design, fashion, film, photography, and theory, with wide-ranging visibility for its programme. Vice Versa carries a carefully-curated list of publishers, including distribution for Baron in Europe.
  • Stephen Male began his career as the art director of i-D magazine. In 2008, he relocated to New York to become the art director of American Vogue. Male’s work has been featured in design annuals, books, and publications such as 100 Years of Magazine Covers by Steve Taylor and Neville Brody and Modern Magazine Design by William Owen. Male has been recognized with numerous awards including the coveted D&AD Pencil for best editorial art direction for i-D magazine.
  • Cinsy Tam is the assistant creative director and editor of BARON. Tam has worked on many of BARON’S book releases including books by Petra Collins and Bruce LaBruce and the BARON Prize for art and photography.

About Baron Books

BARON was launched in 2011 publishing books about sex, sexuality, gender, and identity politics through a fine art or fashion lens. Past books have included books by Canadian film director Bruce LaBruce, photographer Petra Collins, artist Namio Harukawa, Versace, photographer Harley Weir, and fashion photographer Tyrone Lebon. Baron’s books are stocked worldwide in 26 different markets, in concept stores, book shops, and museum stores. Many of Baron’s books are in collections, including the book collections at MoMA, NYC and The LUMA Foundation.

For more information, contact head.office@baron-productions.com.

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All Animal (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Animal (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the All Animal art competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. Submit your best representational and non-representational art.

This competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital art, and mixed media / 3D art. An exhibition of all entrants will be held online from October 6th to November 2nd, 2021.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 3 Oct 2021

All Animal Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images and $35 for up to eight. Funds in US Dollars.

Results posted: October 18th, 2021. All Animal 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 was created in 2001 to be the ultimate meeting place for the sharing of art. Their purpose is to create a platform whereby artists can display and ultimately sell their work. They encourage the exploration and discussion of art, as well as support those who create it.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number 1 source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase Tomorrow’s Art Giants, Today. CAGOnline created CAGO Media to showcase talented artists. 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 initiatives by producing radio and TV show programming. The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly in 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 joined occasionally by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online specializes in the contemporary art form. Contemporary art is defined as artistic work from the present era that uses the current practices and styles of its discipline. Although the words Modern Art and Contemporary Art are used interchangeably, they do represent two distinctive moments on the art timeline. Modern Art encompasses the art from the Impressionists (around 1880) up until the 1970’s. Contemporary Art encompasses the art from the 1970’s to present.

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

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

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

[Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the All Figurative / Portrait art competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. Submit your best representational and non-representational art.

This competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital art, and mixed media / 3D art. An exhibition of all entrants will be held online from September 8th to October 5th, 2021.

 

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 5 Sept 2021

All Figurative / Portrait Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images and $35 for up to eight. Funds in US Dollars.

Results posted: September 20th, 2021. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, winner’s certificates, inclusion in the annual anthology publication, and event collateral.

“Entered their Competitions and they are always super nice and professional.” – Dominik

“I entered two pieces of my artwork to their online competition… It’s not often you get considered.  What counts is you were able to show your art to the world.  Thank you” -Lora

“Always very professional.”  -Tammy

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online was created in 2001 to be the ultimate meeting place for the sharing of art. Their purpose is to create a platform whereby artists can display and ultimately sell their work. They encourage the exploration and discussion of art, as well as support those who create it.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number 1 source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase Tomorrow’s Art Giants, Today. CAGOnline created CAGO Media to showcase talented artists. 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 initiatives by producing radio and TV show programming. The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly in 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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Innovate Grants Summer 2021 Cycle ($550 Awards) – Call For Artists

Innovate Grants Summer 2021 Cycle ($550 Awards) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Innovate Grants Summer 2021 Cycle, awarding (2) $550.00 to one visual artist and one photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on the Innovate Grant website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 16 Sept 2021

Visual artists and photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply for the Innovate Grants Summer 2021 Cycle. All media and genres are accepted. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit.

Innovate Grant supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. They simplified the grant process, so that artists and photographers can focus on making their innovative work. The work should speak for itself and the application reflects that.

“I have immense gratitude for the Innovate Grant and the way it will allow me to continue expanding on my current and future series of paintings. This funding will help provide for those needs and will be integral to pushing my practice forward. ”
— Taylor O. Thomas

“I am in the process of making a small publication about the trees and ecology of Southern California. It will be quite an undertaking for me and the grant will go towards the creation of the publication. For which I am incredibly grateful.”
— Christine Atkinson

“I am truly grateful for this grant! It’s rare as an artist to receive this kind of unrestricted funding that so directly supports your practice. This grant will contribute to material costs and the production of my next body of works.”
— Lynnea Holland Weiss

“The Innovate Grant will assist me in hiring help to create a series of molds for my next sculpture. In a time where things are particularly tight, I am grateful more than ever for this support.”
— Kylie Lockwood

“The Innovate Grant helps to continue my research and expand my practice and I am profoundly grateful for that. I am constantly seeking out new ways of working and incorporating new materials into my practice and will make great use of this support.”
— Bianca Barandun

“Being rewarded with this grant would inspire the continuity of my art practice. The funds would aid with the cost of art materials as well as inspire new projects and collaborations.”
— Yannick Lowery

“Receiving this grant will allow me to carry on with my project, which I had to pause in 2020, and start 2021 with more positivity. It makes me so happy knowing that there are people out there who believe in what I do and want to support my practice. Thank you so much Innovate Grant.”
— Giulia Parlato

“I’m excited to use the grant for darkroom supplies and for experimenting with new sculptural materials. I’m really grateful for Innovate Grant’s support.”
— Sydney M. King

“Innovate Grant will support me to further my practice while there is little to no opportunity out there for emerging painters.”
— Parham Ghalamdar

About Innovate Grant

Innovate Grant supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. They believe that new ideas come from sparks of inspiration and aim to provide just that, access to small and mighty bursts of financial support so that you can focus on making your important and innovative work.

Innovate Grant was created out of the frustration of applying to grants with time-consuming requirements. These lengthy applications took valuable time and energy away from making new work. Countless hours were sacrificed in either writing artist statements, crafting project proposals, or getting letters of recommendation. Time is one of the most valuable components to fostering creativity and innovation. Their aim is to provide the time you need to be fully immersed in your ideas and in creating your work. Keeping the grant process simple enables Innovate Grant to continue to support you on your important journey of creation, inspiration, and innovation.

For more information, contact email@innovateartistgrants.org.

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PleinAir Salon $33,000 August Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

PleinAir Salon $33,000 August Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Streamline Publishing with PleinAir Magazine announce a call for artists for The PleinAir Salon $33,000 August Art Competition, a monthly online competition consisting of 18 categories.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 31 Aug 2021

This is a completely online competition. There is no mailing your artwork for an exhibition. You are able to submit paintings whether they have won another competition or not.

PleinAir awards $33,000 each year for this competition.

  • The Annual Grand Prize winner receives $15,000 and is featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine, which is the #1 representational art magazine at Barnes & Noble.
  • PleinAir awards an additional $6,500 to the annual winners as well as $1,100 monthly to the top three winners and a People’s Choice Award for each competition.
  • Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition and exposure through PleinAir magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletter, and social media.
  • Each of the 22 monthly winners will be automatically entered into the Annual Competition. The annual awards are presented live at the Plein Air Convention and Expo.

About PleinAir

The PleinAir Salon Art Competition has been awarding cash prizes and promoting artists for 11 years. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition, with 11 monthly cycles, leading to the annual Salon Grand Prize winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition. It is PleinAir’s belief that cash prizes provide further inspiration and an avenue for artists to thrive and create new work by helping alleviate financial pressure.

For more information, contact pleinairsalon@streamlinepublishing.com.

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Threads That Bind (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

Threads That Bind (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Threads That Bind: When The Fabric Of Social Culture Unravels. This national juried show is for artists working in traditional and/or contemporary approaches to fiber. Submissions must use fiber materials and/or processes (weaving, knitting, spinning, rug-making, embroidery, crochet, braiding, beading, needlepoint, cross-stitch, dyeing, sewing) as a primary component of the work. The final form of submitted artwork may be a sculpture, photograph, performance or video, or wearable or decorative art or fashion, as well as an embroidered, woven, crocheted, or dyed or knitted wall-hung or free-standing piece. Large-scale work up to 96″ in any direction is welcome.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 15 Aug 2021

Questions to ask yourself about your work when making a submission:

  • How have you embraced fiber processes during our sustained period of forced social isolation?
  • Does fiber making provide comfort, or do you use fiber processes to push against the boundaries of social constraints and/or civil and social unrest?
  • What does fiber making in the 21st century mean to you, and why do you choose these processes and materials instead of or in addition to more “traditional” art-making media?

In addition to images of up to 3 artworks, please write 1-3 sentences answering one of the above 3 questions.

BWAC promotes emerging artists. Threads That Bind will highlight fiber artists who have not been able to show their work, especially due to the Covid pandemic. Shows are free, open to the public, and well-attended. BWAC offers participating artists the opportunity to show their work through their online Artsy gallery and BWAC website platforms. Any artist can make arrangements to host an artist talk, invite friends and colleagues to the space, and take advantage of all the networking opportunities with BWAC.

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC’s 8,000 square foot gallery is in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge, is one of the best in the city. Gallery-goers enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market.

For over 20 years, BWAC has provided support for musicians and performers, offering performance based opportunities to participate as a major feature of opening receptions and specially themed exhibitions. Performances complement ongoing programming. The art exhibitions and performances are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact bwacjuriedshows@gmail.com.

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