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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.

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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.

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

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

[Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the All Water / Seascape 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, and mixed media / 3D art. An exhibition of all entrants will be held online from August 11th to September 7th, 2021.

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Deadline: 8 Aug 2021

All Water / Seascape 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: August 23rd, 2021. 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 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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Altera Vita Photography Contest – Call For Artists

Altera Vita Photography Contest – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Altera Vita Photography Contest announces a call for artists for “Portfolio.” The prize is a month-long gallery exhibition for up to 9 photographers. Submit 6 of your best limited-edition photographs that represent your work. There is not a theme but should represent a cohesive body of work.

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Deadline: 1 Nov 2021

Early submission fee is $30 until August 30th, 2021.

Gallery show will start in January 2022.

One-month long exhibition in a photography gallery for up to 9 artists. Six, limited edition and signed (front or the versa), prints will all be on exhibit with the opportunity to sell your work through the gallery (gallery contract required). Gallery will frame 20″x20″, 24″x20″ or 20″x24″ prints so the photographer only has to send matted or not, enlargements (on archival backing board). Winners will have an opening night event and be promoted on the Altera Vita Photography Contest’s and hosting gallery’s web sites and social media outlets. All work judged by a prominent juror in the photography world.

About Altera Vita Photography

Altera Vita Photography offers a unique reward for talented artists. It has negotiated and contracted the hosting gallery and the juror to insure a beautiful relationship for all parties. Altera Vita translates from Latin to “new life.”

For more information, contact alteravitaphoto@gmail.com.

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All Botanical (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Botanical (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the All Botanical 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.

 

Click here for the application / registration 

Deadline: 11 Jul 2021

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

An exhibition of all entrants will be held online from July 14th to August 10h, 2021. This competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital, and mixed media / 3D art.

All Botanical competition results posted: July 26th, 2021. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, winner’s certificates, inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication, and event collateral.

Prizes include Memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Extensive Marketing, Winner’s Certificates, Inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication, Event Collateral and much more.

“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 founded in 2001. Since its inception, CAGO promotes and sells art on behalf of its member artists. Contemporary Art Gallery Online hosts a juried, monthly art competition. Each month there is a different theme. All participants are showcased for a month in an online gallery exhibition. The artists’ work will be seen by approximately 1/2 million people, worldwide. CAGO actively promotes all their artists and has sold numerous works.

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

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Sculpture Celebration (Lenoir, NC) – Call For Artists

Sculpture Celebration (Lenoir, NC) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Caldwell Arts Council announces a call for artists for the 35th Annual Sculpture Celebration. Sculptors – bring 3 pieces to enter this annual competition for $11,000 in cash awards, judged this year by Elizabeth Brim. Additional opportunity for participants to have works considered for a one-year installation in the Western NC Sculpture Center and Park sales gallery. Early registration discounts available.

This one-day event runs 9am-4pm with all awards announced at 3:30pm. Live music will fill the lovely lakeside Broyhill Walking Park for the day, with free shuttles to area parking for visitors who come from as far as Florida and New York.

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Deadline: 10 Sept 2021

This event provides opportunities for both sales and commissions in addition to the competition awards. Best of Show award is $3,000, First Place is $2,000, Second Place is $1,500, and Third Place is $1,000. There are five $500 Judge’s Merit awards, five $100 Honorable Mention awards, and the People’s Choice award of $500. Typically between 2,000-4,000 attendees come, and Caldwell Arts Council actively seeks sculpture art buyers to attend.

Sculptors from the eastern United States, from as far away as Vermont and Florida, Indiana, and Texas have participated in the past. As this has been a long-running event, it is a good opportunity for new and upcoming sculptors.

About Caldwell Arts Council

The Caldwell Arts Council has promoted and presented high quality arts in Caldwell County North Carolina since 1976. It is their mission to establish and maintain an awareness and appreciation of cultural arts in their community by encouraging participation in arts events. They offer various educational opportunities and administrative services that support artists, arts agencies, and audiences.

Caldwell Arts Council owns a permanent sculpture collection of over 80 pieces. One of the largest collections for a town of its size in the United States. These indoor and outdoor artworks are displayed all over Caldwell County and are periodically moved to new locations. In addition, the Arts Council exhibits sculptures along the streets of downtown Lenoir in Tucker’s Gallery, which is a partnership with the City of Lenoir. These pieces are on loan from artists for up to one year. Most are available for sale.

The annual Sculpture Celebration offers the public a unique opportunity to view hundreds of sculptures created by artisans from across the United States. This event occurs on the Saturday after Labor Day in the beautiful Broyhill Walking Park.

For more information, contact office@caldwellarts.com.

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All Abstraction (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Abstraction (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the All Abstraction 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.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 13 Jun 2021

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

This competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital, and mixed media / 3D art. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online from June 16th to July 13h, 2021.

All Abstraction competition results posted: June 28st, 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 founded in 2001. Since its inception, CAGO promotes and sells art on behalf of its member artists. Contemporary Art Gallery Online hosts a juried, monthly art competition. Each month there is a different theme. All participants are showcased for a month in an online gallery exhibition. The artists’ work will be seen by approximately 1/2 million people, worldwide. CAGO actively promotes all their artists and has sold numerous works.

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

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Wandering Curves (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

Wandering Curves (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Wandering Curves 2021. The world around us is filled with all kinds of shapes. For this call, the focus is on images where a curve or curves is a critical element.

Whether you photograph in the city, suburbs, or country, the possibilities are endless. Is it a winding road, stack of old tires, 1950s automobile head, or taillight? Do you see the curvaceous form of an elephant’s trunk when feeding, curl of a giant wave, or closer view of a head full of curls. Curves are all around us. Capture them as a dominant element of your images and send them in.

 

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Deadline: 13 Jun 2021

Wandering Curves 2021 competition prizes total $4000. There is a grand prize, 3 first prizes, 3 second prizes, 3 third prizes, 20 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions. All 50 winners are posted in a gallery on NYC4PA’s website and are included in an exhibition gallery. The call is open to any photographers worldwide and any age, amateurs or professional. A professional photographer, gallery owner, or photography teacher will be the juror.

About 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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Art Explosion – $10,000 in Awards (Grayling, MI) – Call For Artists

Art Explosion – $10,000 in Awards (Grayling, MI) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] AuSable Artisan Village announces a call for artists for the 3rd annual Great Northern Art Explosion, an open, international public art contest and exhibition held in downtown Grayling, MI, August 28 – September 11. Artists will exhibit in a centralized space to the public for a chance to win awards and sell their art. Most forms of visual art are accepted.

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Deadline: 15 Jul 2021

The 2021 Art Explosion juror is Valerie Allen, a curator, juror, and professional working artist. Art Explosion offers $10,000+ in available prizes. A $5,000 grand prize, $2,000 second place prize, $1,500 best of show juror award, $1,000 juror award, and $1,000 juror award. Artists have the opportunity to win one of the cash prizes including an Art Explosion trophy and website and social media recognition. Artists have the opportunity to publicly exhibit their work or offer their work for sale to over 2,000 visitors (statistic taken from 2020 visitor numbers).

About AuSable Artisan Village

AuSable Artisan Village is a non-profit art center and events destination in the heart of Northern Michigan, located in downtown Grayling. For 10 years, AuSable Artisan Village has hosted a retail art gallery with dozens of artists, live concerts and performances, and offers art classes and workshops. AuSable Artisan Village is partially funded by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2019, AuSable Artisan Village hosted the first annual Art Explosion, offering a $1,500 grand prize. This year, Art Explosion will offer a $10,000 award bag, including a $5,000 grand prize.

For more information, contact graylingarts@gmail.com.

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All Landscape (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Landscape (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the All Landscape 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, and mixed media / 3D art. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online from May 19th to June 15th, 2021.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 16 May 2021

Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images and $35 for up to eight. 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.

All Landscape competition results posted on May 31st, 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

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online was founded in 2001 to be the ultimate meeting place for sharing art. Their purpose is to create a platform whereby artists can display and ultimately sell their work. They encourage the exploration of art, discussion of art, and the support of those who create art. Since its inception, CAGO has promoted and sold art on behalf of its member artists. CAGO hosts a juried, monthly art competition. Each month there is a different theme. All participants are then showcased for a month in an online gallery exhibition.

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 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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