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Canvia (Online) – Call For Artists

Canvia (Online) – Call For Artists

Palacio is an arts and technology startup seeking artist contributions for their first project, Canvia, a new way of experiencing, promoting, and earning from art. Canvia is a digital display network that brings art into homes, offices, and hotels. The Canvia device uses smart technology to look like a real painting or print. It connects to an online library of art, enabling users to choose and explore works to suit changing moods, occasions, and contexts.

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Deadline: 31 Dec 2019

Following a successful pre-sales campaign (including many office and hotel customers), Palacio is expanding their library. They are interested in licensing the works of artists of all types and backgrounds as digital reproductions for use on the Canvia network. Your works would only be accessible to our users and the license does not affect any physical sales, prints, or displaying your work elsewhere online.

Canvia Artist Benefits

Canvia represents a unique and complementary avenue for artists to share their artworks to global audiences. Contributing artists’ works will be included in an online library accessible by over 1,000 (and growing) art enthusiasts in homes, offices, and hotels. Patent-pending technology ensures these works will be presented in an authentic manner on the Canvia displays, which are designed to look like real paintings and prints.

Inclusion of links to artist portfolios and sales platforms will help to drive traffic and boost online presence. In addition, Palacio is allocating 70% of subscription revenues to contributing artists who sign up now.

About Palacio

Palacio’s mission is simple: make every home a palace by introducing smart and beautiful decorative products. The Palacio team brings deep industry experience across connected devices, IOT, cloud technologies, and video and image processing, as well as art curation, art direction, advertising, and media production. This confluence of technology and creative thinking drives our innovation, combining cutting-edge technical design with an artistic sensibility to create entirely new ways of enhancing and experiencing the spaces in which we live and work.

For more information, contact submissions@palacio.life.


Metahumans, Monsters, and Myths (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Metahumans, Monsters, and Myths (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Deja 42 Art Gallery is looking for artists who would like to showcase their work in their upcoming July exhibition, Metahumans, Monsters, and Myths. Creators are encouraged to submit their interpretations and visions of superheroes, super villains, mutants, super powers, creatures, gods and goddesses, myths, and stories both ancient and current, urban legends, demons and angels, witches, wizards, warlocks, and good and evil.

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Deadline: 2 Jul 2019

“My theory about why people like superheroes is that when we were kids, we all loved to read fairy tales. Fairy tales are all about things bigger than life: Giants, witches, trolls, dinosaurs and dragons and all sorts of imaginative things. Then you get a little bit older and you stop reading fairy tales, but you don’t ever outgrow your love of them.”
Stan Lee

A non-refundable entry fee of $20 is required for up to three artworks. If you would like to include detail images of your work, those are excepted at no additional cost.
 Please include contact information, artwork title, media and dimensions with your submission. It is preferable that artworks are for sale. All hanging work must be suitably framed to a professional standard. Work must be wired and ready for hanging. Canvases should have neat gallery wrapped edges. Accepted artists will be notified by Friday, July 4th , 2019.
  Pieces must be delivered to the gallery no later than Wednesday, July 10th, 2019. Deja 42 Art Gallery retains a 40% commission to gallery on all sold artwork.
 Opening reception is Saturday, July 13th, 2019.

Metahumans, Monsters, and Myths Artist Benefits

Chosen artists for Metahumans, Monsters, and Myths will be showcased in a gallery space located in the vibrant and eclectic East Passyunk Square area of South Philadelphia. Artists will have the opportunity to not only sell their work at a commission, but also sell prints and smaller pieces in a storefront retail space. Deja 42 Art Gallery promotes featured artists through social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well as the gallery’s website. Showing artists receive 60% of their retail ask. Openings are every second Saturday of the month. Openings draw a big crowd in an intimate space. This offers promotion, exposure, and open discussion among artists and potential buyers.

About Deja 42 Art Gallery

Deja 42 Art Gallery is a unique fine arts gallery and store of amazing objects. The gallery opened their doors at the beginning of April in the beautiful and lively area of East Passyunk in South Philadelphia. They have garnered much interest from both locals and visitors. Deja 42 goes beyond the traditional gallery space. The gallery offers artists and artisans the opportunity to showcase their work without the exclusivity of representation. They are open to all forms of media and sincerely welcome both emerging and established artists. Deja 42 is a proud member of the East Passyunk Business Improvement District. The district provides exposure and promotion for businesses in the East Passyunk Avenue area of metropolitan Philadelphia.

For more information, contact deja42artgallery@gmail.com.

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Superfine! Art Fair LA 2020 (Los Angeles, CA) – Call For Artists

Superfine! Art Fair LA 2020 (Los Angeles, CA) – Call For Artists

Announcing a call for artists for the Superfine! Art Fair LA 2020. Learn how to build sales and a collector list from marketing experts. Curate to sell with friendly guidelines. Meet your next collector. For the second year in a row, Superfine! is returning to The Reef in DTLA, just blocks away from the LA Art Show, the country’s highest-attended art fair.

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Deadline: 6 Jan 2020

Location: The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Fair dates: February 6 – 9, 2020

A whole year of exhibitions in one weekend:

  • 6-10,000 motivated, art-hungry visitors during the four day fair
  • 25% of visitors make a ($100-$2,500+) art purchase
  • More than 50% of exhibiting artists receive major media coverage

Make art. Sell art. Superfine! Art Fair does the rest:

  • Meet collectors in a friendly, welcoming space: the ideal environment to discover, collect, and sell art
  • Cost-saving and cost-spreading financing options that work with artist’s budget to make exhibiting and selling a reality
  • Opportunities for features in Superfine!’s earned (press + PR), owned (website, blog, and social), and paid (advertising) media

Superfine! Art Fair LA 2020 Artist Benefits

  • Superfine! takes no commission on any artwork sold either in person, at the fair, or online eFair
  • The audience is 26-45, affluent ($120k+/year), and buying art now
  • A professional, courteous, and knowledgeable team of experts guide you every step of the way
  • Lead-up webinars and curatorial guidelines geared towards success

Social Equity

Founded by partners in work and life, James Miille and Alex Mitow, Superfine! emphasizes work by the LGBTQIA+ community and female artists. In 2020, Superfine! is launching a three-week themed art fair with a week devoted each to women artists and LGBTQIA+ artists.

About Superfine! Art Fair

Founded by art collectors Alex Mitow and James Miille, Superfine! started in 2015 as an alternative to boring, stuffy art shows and complicated art world politics. From the start, they caught flack from the art establishment. They broke down barriers and opened the gates to everyone from serious long-time art collectors to people who love art and never thought they would be collectors.

Their open and transparent approach worked. Imaginations have been sparked. Countless new collections have been jump-started at Superfine! art fairs as they continue to spread their message of a more inclusive art market across the country. Since 2015, they had one goal: produce bad-ass, expertly-curated art shows where über-talented, diverse global artists meet their new fans in iconic locations.

For more information, contact exhibit@superfine.world.


The Bicycle 2019: Art Meets Form (High Point, NC) – Call For Artists

The Bicycle 2019: Art Meets Form (High Point, NC) – Call For Artists

Theatre Art Galleries (TAG) is pleased to announce a call for artists for the juried art exhibit, The Bicycle 2019: Art Meets Form (8/27/19 – 10/4/19). This is the fourth year for the exhibit. It is held in conjunction with the High Point Cycling Classic. The opening reception is Thursday, September 5th, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at TAG. It will feature original works of art that relates in some way to bicycles or cycling.

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Deadline: 26 Jul 2019

The Bicycle 2019 prizes awarded during the opening reception are First Place: $500, Second Place: $250, and Third Place: $100. All of the art will be available for sale and open to the public for the duration of the exhibit. The artists will receive 60% of the retail value of sales. Over 1200 patrons will be invited to the opening reception and thousands more will be notified of the event through press releases, newspapers, websites, and social media. Advertising for the event will be published across North and South Carolina. The galleries will be open during the High Point Cycling Classic with hundreds of cycling enthusiasts touring the galleries throughout the day.

Social Equity

TAG participates in many outreach opportunities by working with children, special needs children, senior citizens, refugees, and many of the public schools in our county. It has brought art appreciation to areas of need all over the county. TAG has provided a creative outlet to many who otherwise would not have experienced these opportunities.

About Theatre Art Galleries

Theatre Art Galleries (TAG) is now in its 22nd year of independent operation. It is High Point’s primary provider of visual arts. Its mission is to provide excellent visual art exhibits and educational art experiences for the enrichment of the entire community. Housed inside of the High Point Theatre (in downtown High Point, NC) are two floors of spacious galleries where TAG programs approximately 16 exhibitions yearly. TAG hosts exhibitions of visual art from artists and students from local schools. Exhibitions and opening receptions are free of charge and open to the public.

For more information, contact info@tagart.org.

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91st Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

91st Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

The Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) is pleased to announce a call for artists for the 91st Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition, to be held from September 5 – November 13, 2019. All artists 18 years or older, residing in Michigan, are eligible to enter. Artists may enter one or two pieces, in all media excluding video. Work must have been completed in the past two years.

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Deadline: 12 Jul 2019

Fee for entry is $35. Fee for MMA members is $20.

The Muskegon Museum of Art’s regional juried exhibition, now the Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition and formerly the “Regional Exhibition,” is the longest-running regional art exhibition in Michigan. The reputation of the MMA’s show is well-established. Jurors are chosen from outside the area and often from outside the state to provide an objective selection process. The MMA’s professional staff is proficient at providing publicity, event planning, and logistical operations for the annual call-for-entry, jurying, and exhibition presentation with a personal touch.

This year’s juror is artist and curator Amy Chaloupka, a sculptor, curator, and art history professor. She has exhibited widely and created several public works including permanent installations in Santa Fe, Chicago, and Madison, WI.

91st Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition Artist Benefits

Now in its 91st year, this competitive exhibition is an opportunity for career growth, recognition, and financial prizes and sales for contemporary Michigan artists. Over $5,000 in prizes will be awarded including a $1,500 Best of Show Award. Last year, over $40,000 of art was sold from the exhibition. The exhibition was viewed by over 3,700 guests. All artists chosen for the exhibition will be listed in an exhibition catalogue and award winners’ works will be pictured in the catalogue. Most works are sold early in the exhibition’s run.

Artists participating in this regional show in past years have gone on to have greater recognition and exhibitions at the Muskegon Museum of Art and at other galleries and museums. The timing of the exhibition coincides with fall academic attendance and with Muskegon County’s October Arts and Humanities Festival.

About the Muskegon Museum of Art

The Muskegon Museum of Art, founded on a tradition of aesthetic excellence, is committed to fostering the life-long study and appreciation of the visual arts by strengthening, preserving, and exhibiting its collections; offering a wide range of traditional and contemporary exhibitions; stimulating learning and creativity through diverse public and educational programming; and enhancing community involvement and support in a safe, accessible, and welcoming environment.

For more information, contact jmilostan@muskegonartmuseum.org.

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Annual Exhibition (Belfast, UK) – Call For Artists

Annual Exhibition (Belfast, UK) – Call For Artists

Founded in 1879, the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts is the largest and longest established body of practicing visual artists in Northern Ireland. One of its founding principles was to hold an annual exhibition of work by both members and non–members of merit. Now in its 138th year, this event remains one of the highlights of the Northern Irish arts calendar. The 138th Annual Exhibition will be on show at the Ulster Museum from 18th October 2019 to 5th January 2020.

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Deadline: 5 Jul 2019

Artists selected for this prestigious exhibition can expect to have their work viewed by audiences in excess of 90,000. The Royal Ulster Academy is supported generously by a range of sponsors offering prizes from £500 to £1,000 to artists. The exhibition is a great way for emerging artists to sell their work and gain recognition. Last year, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland bought approximately 20 works from the exhibition. The exhibition is complemented by a range of artist talks, lectures, workshops and interactive activities. A proportion of these activities are available to artist who apply under the open submission.

About Royal Ulter Academy of Arts

The Royal Ulster Academy of Arts bring together established and emerging artists. It has survived as a vibrant organisation for the past 138 years.

For more information, contact info@royalulsteracademy.org.


Real People 2019 (Woodstock, IL) – Call For Artists

Real People 2019 (Woodstock, IL) – Call For Artists

Old Courthouse Arts Center announces a call for artists for Real People 2019, a national juried fine art exhibition celebrating the arts through faces and figures. Submitted work must depict the human form or face in some manner that is recognizable. Real People made its debut in 2000 at the Old Courthouse Arts Center in Woodstock, Illinois, located outside of Chicago, Illinois.

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Deadline: 7 Jul 2019

The Real People exhibition has become a much-anticipated area event which enjoys excellent media coverage and exposure. Works previously shown at the Old Courthouse Arts Center are not eligible for entry.

Artists will be notified by Sunday July 14th. There is a $40 fee to apply. Artists may submit up to three images for consideration. There is a $10 discount available to artists who applied to either Real People 2018 or Women’s Works 2019. Email realpeople2019@naac4art.org to receive a discount code.

The Old Courthouse Arts Center is very excited to have Joyce Polance as the Judge for this year’s show. Joyce Polance is primarily known for her figurative oil paintings – both expressionistic portraits and large, painterly groups of nude women which explore emotion and relationships. Polance has exhibited internationally and is the recipient of multiple grants and awards including six Chicago CAAP grants, a George Sugarman Foundation grant, two Judith Dawn Memorial grants, and a Cliff Dwellers Artist in Residence award.

The exhibit will run from Wednesday, August 21st through Saturday, September 28th, including an artists’ reception gala on Saturday September 14.

Real People 2019 Awards

Cash prizes totaling $1,500.00 for the First, Second, Third Place, Gallery Award, and Three Artistic Merit Awards. In addition, the online artist management platform Biafarin, has donated 2 Gold one year memberships and 2 Blue one year memberships as awards.

About the Old Courthouse Arts Center

The Old Courthouse Arts Center was built in the 1860s. It is on the national registry of historic buildings. The entire second floor has been converted into an arts center, which houses four separate gallery spaces. The Old Courthouse Arts Center runs 30 shows each year in the space, with new shows opening on average every two weeks. This brings in a constant flow of repeat visitors from the area and a broader audience for gala openings. The Old Courthouse Arts Center has been operating for 29 years. It is run by the Northwest Area Arts Council which has been operating in the area for over 30 years.

For more information, contact realpeople2019@naac4art.org.


Color 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Color 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for a national juried show, Color 2019, taking place this Autumn.

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Deadline: 28 Jul 2019

Early bird entries end on July 14th, midnight PST.

The juror for this show is Jocelyn Miller, Assistant Curator for Moma, PS1. Curators are Alicia Degener and Janice Jacob.

Color 2019 finalists cash awards

  • Best of Show Gold: $800 cash prize given to one winner selected by Jocelyn Miller
  • Best of Show Silver: $500 cash prize given to one winner selected by Jocelyn Miller
  • Certificates of Recognition: $500 $100 each for 5 winners selected by Jocelyn Miller
  • Peoples’ Choice: $200: The artist whose work is voted ‘Best’ by the most attendees during the course of the show will receive a cash prize after the closing Oct 27th

Social Equity

Social equity has been a big influence on the kind of art that BWAC likes to promote in their shows. They support the art of the mentally challenged and emerging artists. They are especially inclusive of art which expresses the following social issues: inclusion, diversity, justice for all, and social standards’ impact on human lives.

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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Creative Climate Awards 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Creative Climate Awards 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

The Human Impacts Institute announces a call for artists for the Creative Climate Awards 2019, an annual series of events that showcase artists creating climate-inspired, public works. In an effort to inspire us to think more critically about our actions and their impacts, the program uses art and creativity to share knowledge, broaden the climate conversation, educate, and incite action.

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Deadline: 12 Jul 2019

The Human Impacts Institute accepts 2D works including graphic design, drawings, painting, photographs, collage, and mixed media; film (both shorts and feature length); and performative works including dance, theatre, and music. Artists are responsible for costs of shipping works to and from NYC. All performers must be able to perform in NYC November 6th – December 4th 2019. Selections announced on August 16th. Exhibit dates are November 6th – December 4th.

Creative Climate Awards 2019 Artist Benefits

There will be cash prizes for selected artists of $1,100, $600, and $360. Artists accepted to participate in the Creative Climate Awards 2019 will:

  • Have work viewed by a highly qualified panel of judges
  • Participate in a month long exhibit at 42nd St Gallery in New York City
  • May sell their work and receive a 50% commission on each sale
  • Interact with other artists and the public through a meet-and-greet session to discuss their work
  • Be highlighted on the Human Impacts Institute’s social media leading up to and throughout the month-long exhibit

Artist Equity

The Human Impacts Institute strives to highlight women and people of color in their programming. This is evident in an upcoming project that focuses on how women in the Global South are taking on climate action in their respective communities. The Institute will display their stories in an exhibit for the upcoming NYC Climate Week at the end of the year.

About The Human Impacts Institute

The Human Impacts Institute (HII) is an arts-based environmental nonprofit based in Brooklyn, New York. Founded in 2010, HII has grown each year through climate and environmental-themed programming that utilizes local experts (artists, activists, and academics) in order to engage the local community on these issues. HHI hopes to inspire a culture and behavior of environmental stewardship through programming that creates transformational change. The Creative Climate Awards are an on-going annual event that contributes to this type of change. The Taiwanese Economic and Cultural Office in NYC host and sponsor the month-long exhibit.

For more information, contact outreach@humanimpactsinstitute.org.

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Strive (Norfolk, VA) – Call For Artists

Strive (Norfolk, VA) – Call For Artists

The d’Art Center in Norfolk, VA announces a call for artists for Strive, a national juried exhibition featuring art that highlights immigration in America and the long admired endeavor of obtaining the American dream. America was formed on immigrants seeking new opportunities, democracy, civil liberties, and religious and political freedom. The topic of immigration has been discussed in almost every news cast over the last two years. It continues to be at the center of much discussion and debate in the United States.

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Deadline: 30 Jun 2019

Strive will feature work that depicts various topics surrounding American immigration throughout American history and in today’s society. It spans from those who initially came to the United States seeking the American dream (and those who currently are in the process of doing so today) to refugees looking for a safe haven. This exhibition is open to all 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine crafts. It is open to all artists living in the United States. You do not have to be an immigrant to submit work to the exhibition. This exhibition will be juried by Solomon Isekeije and curated by d’Art Center Staff.

Juror biography: Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Solomon Isekeije studied fine arts at Obafemi Awolowo University in the country’s Osun State. He studied sculpture with Agbola Folarin, printmaking with Bruce Onobrakeya, and wood carving with Lamidi Fakeye. Isekeije graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in 1992 and obtained his M.F.A. degree from Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University in 2002 with specializations in printmaking and mixed media. He is currently head of Norfolk State University’s Art Department. Isekeije’s works of art have been shown in juried exhibitions worldwide including Daegu City, South Korea, where he received the Distinguished Arts Award, and Tokyo, Japan.

The d’Art Center is Norfolk’s thirty-year-old art center. It includes working professional artist studios and provides a wide variety of exhibitions and programming open to the public. The d’Art Center is located in the NEON district of Norfolk. Strive awards: 1st place: $500, 2nd place: $300, and 3rd place: $150.

About d’Art Center

As Norfolk’s art center, the d’Art Center proudly serves the greater Hampton Roads area by connecting the community with the visual arts. A non-profit 501c(3), d’Art offers art education, programming, outreach, and events. Many of which are free and open to the public. D’Art houses studios occupied by professional resident artists working in a variety of media including painting, glass, ceramics, printmaking, and fiber art. Resident artists provide free, interactive demonstrations for the public.

Celebrating thirty years in 2016, d’Art was founded in 1986 at the College Place location in downtown Norfolk. Modeled after the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia, part of d’Art’s mission from the onset was to include working artists’ studios. In 2005, the d’Art Center relocated to the historic Selden Arcade, continuing a legacy as a vibrant arts organization. The d’Art Center remained at the Selden Arcade for the next ten years.

After the Selden Arcade suffered damage from an explosion in April 2015, the d’Art Center moved to the New Energy of Norfolk (NEON) Arts District. Currently across from the Chrysler Museum of Art, d’Art@Duke reopened to public in March 2016.

For more information, contact abradley@d-artcenter.org.


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