Japan Day Art Contest 2017 – Call For Artists

Japan Day Art Contest 2017 – Call For Artists

Japan Day is inviting all visual artists to submit their work to Japan Day Art Contest 2017 to select our Japan Day Official Artist.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Jan 2017

We are accepting submissions that incorporate the three themes of New York, Japan, and Central Park. The chosen artwork will become the official image of Japan Day @ Central Park 2017.

All Japan Day Art Contest 2017 winners will be announced in late March/early April 2017. The awards will be presented on the day of event in May 2017.

The grand prize winner’s artwork will be used for our official poster, program, flyer and T-shirts. The winner will also receive a pair of round-trip Economy Class tickets to Japan, provided by ANA.

In addition, several artists will receive honorable mentions.

The grand prize winner and all honorable mention winners will each receive a digital camera provided by Nikon Inc. Moreover, their artwork will be displayed at an exhibition space on the 18th floor of the Consulate General of Japan in New York.

Japan Day Art Contest 2017

Begun in 2007, Japan Day @ Central Park is an annual event designed by the Japanese community of New York to promote a deeper understanding of the Japanese culture and to say, “Thank you, New York!” It has received official support by the Office of the Mayor, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the Central Park Conservancy, New York Road Runners, the Consulate General of Japan in New York, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Nippon Club, and many other Japanese and American corporations and organizations. The event kicks off with the Japan Run, a 4-mile mini-marathon and Kids’ Races, hosted by New York Road Runners. The event continues with the Japan Day Festival featuring wide range of Japanese traditional and family-friendly activities, free samplings of popular Japanese cuisine, and powerful stage performances throughout the day.

For more information, contact info@japandaynyc.org.


The Craftys Awards 2017 – Call for Artists

The Craftys Awards 2017 celebrate the best in crafts. Submit images of your work along with a description. We love crafts that come with an interesting story.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 9 Jan 2017

No entry fee.

Categories include decorative painting, woodworking, knitting, sewing, crochet, baby crafts, jewelry, home decor, duck tape crafts, general crafts, edible crafts, geek crafts, young crafter (under 18), and more. Entrants must be 13 or older and can be from anywhere in the United States.

A live show will celebrate the winners in early February 2017 from New York City.

Each category earns $200 plus a trophy. (There are seventeen crafts categories.) Best in show (chosen from the category winners) receives $1,000.

Some The Craftys Awards 2017 categories also earn prizes. The Best Knitting and Best Crochet awards come with yarn supplied by Red Heart. The Best Duct Tape Craft winner also earns $100 worth of Duck Tape from ShurTech. The prizes for the Jewelry Making and Home Decor categories include a $100 gift certificate from Darice / Consumer Crafts. Best Edible Crafts earns a three month subscription to Foodstirs boxes.

Other giveaways are also offered by Westcott Scissors, Tuttle Books and other companies.

The creative works of most crafters and designers are rarely seen outside of their living rooms. The Craftys celebrate the great work of knitters, sewists, woodworkers, and other makers with plenty of fanfare and great food.

In the first year, Best in Show was awarded to a bride who knitted her own wedding dress. In 2015, a Chicago Arts Institute student who made five foot leaves using a glue took the top prize.

The judging panel for this year includes singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb, Olympic skater Tai Babilonia, and Hollywood how-to starlet Courtney Sixx. The show will be hosted by Mark Montano, author of the “Big Ass Book of Crafts.”

For more information, contact neil@craftfoxes.com.

The Craftys Awards 2017


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


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