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Best American Artist (Virtual Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Best American Artist (Virtual Exhibition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Holy Art Gallery announces a call for artists for the 2023 Best American Artist virtual exhibition. Submit works in any medium. This is an open theme exhibition.

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Enter by: 5 November 2023

Any American artist from any background can submit their work. There is no charge to submit your application. A fee ($55) is chargeable to the artist once they have been selected for the exhibition.

Virtual shows have a reach of 3.5 million people weekly. First place prize is $1000.

For artwork purchases, buyers will be directed to the artists. 0% commission from any sold work. 100% of funds go to the artist.

About The Holdy Art Gallery

The Holy Art Gallery is a group of companies and young art organization. With two permanent galleries, a series of art fairs, and pop up events, the gallery offers a unique boost for artists attempting to differentiate their art.

For more information, contact virtual@theholyart.com.


Public Sculpture Exhibition (Penticton, BC) – Call For Artists

Public Sculpture Exhibition (Penticton, BC) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The City of Penticton, British Columbia, announces a call for artists for their Public Sculpture Exhibition which opens May 2023. Created in 2016, Penticton’s Public Sculpture Exhibition (PPSE) is a year-long outdoor exhibit of original sculptures. Seven (7) sculptures will be located along the Okanagan Lake waterfront or downtown, and one (1) larger feature sculpture for the Front Street roundabout (intersections of Front Street, Marina Way, Ellis Street and Vancouver Avenue) in Penticton, BC.

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Enter by: 5 December 2022

The Pentiction Sculpture Walk Exhibition is committed to serving the public by providing access to various mediums of public sculpture. It is well noted that public art slows down the pedestrian traffic, providing a positive impact on the enjoyment and mood of the general public, influences how people see and connect within their communities, and provides an opportunity for dialogue between friends and strangers. Through an annual revolving collection of sculptures, the City of Pentiction hopes to provide a freshness to public art that engages, connects, and provides its community with a sense of image and identity, as well as including artists as contributors to this cultural fabric.

General Information

  • PPSE is open to professional sculptors of all backgrounds.
  • Previously completed sculpture photos, or proposed designs can be submitted. For proposed designs, detailed drawings of the proposed sculpture must be included, as well as photo examples of previous work.
  • Lakefront/downtown sculptures are required to remain on site for the duration of one year (May 2023 – April 2024). The roundabout sculpture may be negotiated into a two-year term (May 2023-April 2025).
  • Artists will be responsible for transportation of their sculpture to and from site. Pedestals / pads will be provided by the PPSE.
  • Artists will retain the ownership of their sculpture and will be responsible for carrying comprehensive insurance to cover it in the event of theft or vandalism and public liability, or will sign an indemnification in favour of the City of Penticton for any liability claims against the City as a result of the existence or location of the sculpture within the City during the exhibition. The risk of loss or damage to the sculpture will always be borne by the artist, and the artist will be responsible to repair and or replace all or part of the sculpture in the event of loss or damage thereto during the exhibition.
  • The City will enter into a lease agreement with the Artist for the duration of the exhibition and the Artist is responsible to uphold all terms and conditions of the agreement as set out by the City.
  • City staff will perform the installation to ensure that the work is done in accordance with City standards, and to optimize the viewing of the sculpture.
  • Sculptures will be placed in predetermined locations at the discretion of the PPSE committee and City.
  • Artists are encouraged to be present for the installation of their sculpture(s) in May, 2023, and removal in April, 2024. In the event the artist cannot be present, they are required to provide, in writing, a representative to be present on their behalf.
  • At the end of the lease any sales/leases of sculptures will be conducted solely by the artist or their agent and will not involve the City.
  • The City will be responsible for media relations and publicity for the sculpture exhibition.
  • The artist will retain copyright for their sculpture and grant the City a license to take and distribute images of the sculptures. Any other likeness or models of the sculpture will not be created without the explicit permission of the artist.

Public Sculpture Exhibition Artist Benefits

Artists will be paid a set lease price of $2,000 for the waterfront/downtown sculptures and $3,000 for the roundabout sculpture. In addition to the lease amounts, prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ($500, $300, and $200 respectively) will be awarded. The sculptures are owned by the artists and leased by the City of Penticton.

With Pentiction being a year-round tourist destination in British Columbia’s heart of the Okanagan, chosen artists will benefit by receiving access to the general public for a period of one full year, for the waterfront or downtown sites, and a possible two-year period for the Front Street roundabout site. Throughout the lease period, artists gain access to further leasing or sales opportunities that may conclude at the end of the lease period. These further opportunities will be conducted solely by the artist and outside of the involvement of the City.

About the City of Penticton

Nestled between two lakes, Penticton enjoys long, hot summers, dry winters and more than 2,000 hours of sunshine each year. The city is located in the southern Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, which is easily accessed by major highways and airports. Known for beaches, wine, and orchards, not to mention a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. Hop on your bike to discover award-winning wineries and trails with stellar views. Shop at the bustling outdoor market, peruse art galleries or go skating at the modern Community Centre. Ski champagne powder slopes or take in a hockey game or concert at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Penticton is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan people. Its name, from the Interior Salish word snpintktn, is commonly translated as “a place to stay forever,” or more accurately, “a place where people live year-round.” It’s the kind of place where people come to visit for the holidays – and never want to leave.

For more information, contact info@proficientartstallations.ca.


Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition (California) – Call For Artists

Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition (California) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The City of Newport Beach announces a call for entries for Phase VIII of its ongoing Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition to further activate the splendor of the City’s Civic Center Park. Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit artworks for consideration for a temporary exhibition at the site.

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Enter by: 30 November 2022

Up to ten artworks may be selected and showcased for two years in the heart of Newport Beach in Civic Center Park. The 14-acre, ocean view site was specially designed by renowned landscape architect Peter Walker as an intended sculpture garden. There is no application fee.

An all-inclusive honorarium of up to $5,000 will cover transportation logistics, insurance, and artist’s fee. Tens of thousands of visitors walk through Civic Center Park every year, and frequently pose with and share pictures of the sculptures. At least one work has been purchased for permanent display and another for a private collector. Brochures, audio tour, and online promotion describe the work and artist. There is an annual celebratory luncheon debuting the newly-installed works.

This is the eighth cycle for the Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition, which has become a beloved public art institution in the city. Several artists have become repeat exhibitors, embraced and celebrated by the community for the character of their work and how it activates the environment of the Civic Center.

About Arts Orange County

Arts Orange County (ArtsOC) is the independent nonprofit arts council for Orange County, California, and is dedicated to sustaining, strengthening, and advancing its creative ecology. Designated by the County as its official local arts agency, ArtsOC is the community’s leading advocate and service provider for the arts and arts education. As one of the portfolio of services, ArtsOC is contracted by the City of Newport Beach to provide administration and facilitation services for this public art call.

For more information, contact nthurkettle@artsoc.org.


Miniature Monumental Exhibition (Bristol, RI) – Call For Artists

Miniature Monumental Exhibition (Bristol, RI) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Bristol Art Museum announces a national call for artists for a juried exhibit featuring miniature art, Miniature Monumental.

For centuries, miniature artworks have been created around the world and across cultures dating back to prehistory. These little treasures take many forms, tend to be easily transported, and have been created from many materials. Miniatures can be mementoes of loved ones, illuminated manuscripts, paintings, drawings, original prints, etchings, stamps, sculptures, engraved gems, and even carved beads.

Unique and distinct among all other arts, the one common rule of thumb for miniature artworks is they can be held in the palm of the hand or measure less than 25 square inches in size. The artists’ style when creating miniatures can range from conventional to cutting-edge, limited only by the artist’s creativity.

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Enter by: 4 December 2022

The Museum’s intention is to create exhibits that place little burden on the artist. This call is for miniature works, 25 sq inches or less. All accepted works are required to be mailed vis US postal service making shipping more affordable for the artist.

On view: February 4 – March 31, 2023

The Miniature Monumental juror, Patricia Miranda is an artist, curator, and educator versed in many mediums, styles, and art trends. Her knowledge ranges from photography to non-traditional materials.

Miniature Monumental Artist Benefits

  • The Museum will interview artists, either in person or via zoom video, and publish interviews on social media.
  • Awards are in two forms: cash and art supplies from national art stores.
  • The Museum takes no commission on any sales. The 2021 national exhibition sold approximately 12 works to collectors.
  • Bristol Art Museum makes a purchase award to add to their collection.

About Bristol Art Museum

The Bristol Art Museum is a regional art museum dedicated to living artists. Founded in 1964, the Museum is the only nonprofit organization in Bristol, Rhode Island, with the exclusive mission dedicated to the visual arts and diverse contemporary artists. Located in historic downtown, the Museum is part of the notable property of Linden Place Mansion. The history of the property is connected to American slave trade. This motivates the Museum to create outreach programs and partnerships central to the goal of engaging diverse audiences of our time.

For more information, contact onlinejuriedshows@gmail.com.


Newton Free Library Art Exhibits (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

Newton Free Library Art Exhibits (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Newton Free Library announces a call for artists for the July – December 2023 Newton Free Library Art Exhibits. The Library mounts twenty-three exhibits per year in two exhibit spaces (Gallery and Main Hall). As one of the busiest public library buildings in Massachusetts, the galleries are highly sought after and well-loved by library patrons.

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Enter by: 9 December 2022

Eligibility: Two dimensional works by New England region artists. Free-standing sculptural pieces not eligible.

A jury of professional artists meets twice each year to select shows for the following year.

Given that free gallery space is difficult to come by, it is a boon for artists that, if selected, they show fee-free. The library has a robust social media presence and will do an extensive amount of outreach to help promote artists’ work. Library patrons are keenly tuned into the gallery spaces – visiting and spending time appreciating the works shown. Many artists meet with success in selling their work. There is no commission for work sold.

About the Newton Free Library

The Newton Free Library is a community center at the heart of cultural activity in Newton, Massachusetts, a city south west of Boston with a population of approximately 90K. Many residents are highly-educated and the population includes more than one Nobel Prize winner. Residents enjoy the art exhibits in the library’s galleries and eagerly await them each month. The highly-visible galleries are located just off the main entrance door. Visitors walk by the galleries as they come into the building. There is competition for exhibitions where many award-winning artists have been featured.

For more information, contact emeyers@minlib.net.


Faber Birren Color Show (Stamford, CT) – Call For Artists

Faber Birren Color Show (Stamford, CT) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Stamford Art Association announces a call for artists for the 42nd Annual National Faber Birren Color Show.

In 1980, Faber Birren, world renowned color consultant, author of 27 books on color, endowed the Faber Birren Color Award Exhibit with awards for original and creative expression of color. The Faber Birren Color Award Exhibit has grown from a regional exhibit to one of national scope, encouraging artists in all media. This competition is the only artistic event devoted exclusively to the use of color.

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Deadline extended: 6 November 2022

This year, the Stamford Art Association celebrates the 42nd year of the Faber Birren National Color Award Exhibit in person at The Townhouse Gallery in Stamford as well as online.

  • Receiving: December 2nd at 12 – 2 PM and December 3rd at 12 – 2 PM hand delivered
  • Reception: December 11th at 4 – 6 PM
  • Show dates: December 11 – January 19
  • Pickup: January 20th at 12 – 2 PM and January 21st at  12 – 2 PM

Prizes: Over $1200 in awards. First, 2nd, 3rd Prize, Honorary Mentions as per the juror. Winners will be asked to participate in a video presentation.

Juror: Laura G. Einstein, Manager of The Gallery at The Met Store, lecturer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and former Executive Director at Center for Contemporary Printmaking.

About Stamford Art Association

Established in 1971 in a circa 1874 historical townhouse, the Stamford Art Association (SAA) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose members include painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, and multimedia artists. They host international exhibits, the Faber Birren Color Award Show and a High School Student Show for Fairfield County students. All artists, not just members, are welcome to submit their work for exhibits. Annual competitions draw submissions from local, regional, and national artists. The Stamford Art Association is supported by grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the City of Stamford, the Kuriansky Foundation, and generous donations from individual artists and friends.

Since its inception, the SAA continues to serve the community and has grown to include students from Fairfield County High Schools. The SAA gallery is used to exhibit local and national works, providing a richness that is reflected in the variety of mediums and backgrounds of the ever changing association. The gallery is open and free to the general public.

For more information, contact stamfordartassn@optonline.net.


Far Away Places (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Far Away Places (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Las Laguna Art Gallery announces a call for artists for Far Away Places, an in gallery and online exhibition. Works can be of unique and exotic places that you consider “far away.” The locations can be real or imagined.

Acceptable mediums include acrylic, airbrush, alcohol ink, bronze, charcoal, collage, color pencil, computer art, digital art, digital photography, drawings, encaustic, fiber arts, glass art, graphite, gouache, illustration, mixed media, new media, oil, pastel, pen and ink, photo assemblage, printmaking, sculpture, traditional photography, video, or watercolor.​


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Enter by: 1 October 2022

$35 for up to 3 images

  • Notification: October 3, 2022
  • Exhibition: November 3 to November 26, 2022
  • Artist Reception: November 3, 2022
  • Commission: 65% to the Artist

All artists who submit artwork to Far Away Places will be accepted and have at least one of their submitted works posted and promoted on the Las Laguna Art Gallery website and to their client list. A select number of artists will be chosen to send their work to the gallery for the in-person exhibition at their brick-and-mortar gallery.

About Las Laguna Art Gallery

With more than 100 art galleries and artist studios to explore, you’ll come to understand why Laguna Beach is a beloved “art colony.” In fact, the area was discovered by artists. In the late 1800s, visitors were making an annual pilgrimage through the canyons to camp at Laguna Beach each summer. By 1903, painters like Norman St Clair were visiting from San Francisco, attracted to the landscape and light only found on the coast of Laguna. Like tourists of any era, St Clair returned home with glowing reports and landscape paintings that led his artist friends to follow him south. It wasn’t long before plein air (painting outdoors) artists like William Wendt and Frank Cuprien moved to Laguna Beach. Within a few years, Laguna Beach had a permanent population of about 300 people – half of whom were artists.

Las Laguna Art Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture through unique collaborations between artists, students, and the community. They make it a point to curate artwork that is interesting and engaging to the art collector, lover, and novice.

Las Laguna Gallery is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Village. Laguna Village is an artist alcove on the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This location is a must stop location with artist galleries and jewelry shops. The location features a restaurant, bar, and live music in the fire-side theater Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.


Annual Juried Collage Exhibit (Online and Ashland, OH) – Call For Artists

Annual Juried Collage Exhibit (Online and Ashland, OH) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The National Collage Society announces a call for artists for their 38th Annual Juried Collage Exhibit. The show is open to all artist internationally. It will feature original mixed media glued collages. Works may be two or three dimensional.

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Enter by: 16 September 2022

Artists may enter up to two pieces of work, but may submit more than one image of each piece. The show will be hosted online and; therefore, will be able to be viewed internationally.

A jury of three art professionals will select the pieces for the Juried Collage Exhibit. Cash awards and merit certificates will be selected by an awards judge. The National Collage Society will be awarding both cash and materials awards for this opportunity. Cash awards are allocated in multiple amounts, the minimum of which is $50. The award winners will be listed in the catalog and website. Each artist in the exhibit will receive a digital copy of the catalog. The event will be held in person at the Coburn Gallery at Ashland University and virtually, allowing international entry and attendance.

About the National Collage Society

The National Collage Society is a not for profit art organization created in 1985. For the past 36 years the NCS has fostered collage as a medium. The goal of the National Collage Society is to cultivate the appreciation and interest in the recognized medium of collage. Collage has only been identified and defined during the twentieth century. The NCS, Inc. advances the stature of collage as a major art medium and assists in the public education through exhibits and workshops, lectures and publications.

For more information, contact info@nationalcollage.com.


Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Embracing Our Differences announces a call for artists for their 20th annual outdoor juried art exhibit celebrating diversity featuring 50 billboard size images (12.5 feet by 16 feet) created by local, national, and international artists and writers.

The display reflects the artists’ interpretations of the theme “enriching lives through diversity.” The exhibit will be on display January 18 through May 29, 2023 in three locations through Sarasota and Manatee counties in Florida.

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Enter by: 5 October 2022

Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate, and affect change around the world. Since 2004, Embracing Our Differences has used the power of art and prose to promote diversity.

In celebration of Embracing Our Differences’ 20th anniversary, the outdoor juried art exhibit award amounts have been doubled this year.

  • Awards are given for “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People’s Choice” categories, with the last chosen by visitors to the exhibit.
  • Adult winners each receive $2,000; students receive $2,000 with $1,000 to be directed to the student and $1,000 to their school’s art program, if they worked under the direction of an educator.

In 2022, over 370,000 people visited the exhibition when it was located at Bayfront Park. With the exhibition moving to three separate locations, Embracing Our Differences expects there to be even more exposure for the artists’ artwork.

About Embracing Our Differences

Embracing Our Differences is a nonprofit organization based in Sarasota, Florida, that uses the power of art and education to expand consciousness and open the heart to celebrate the diversity of the human family. It accomplishes this through an annual, large-scale, juried art exhibition as well as a comprehensive series of educational initiatives, programs, and resources designed for teachers and students. Embracing Our Differences’ annual outdoor exhibit is at the heart of a year-round program of activities designed to use art as a catalyst to create awareness and promote diversity.

Education initiatives are crucial to Embracing Our Differences’ mission. Presented in partnership with regional school districts and nationally recognized educators, these programs positively impact the lives of thousands of area teachers and students every year. Programs include workshops and retreats that provide diversity curricula for area educators, free bus transportation for students and teachers to visit cultural venues, and student docent programs in high schools.

Embracing Our Differences continues to lead as one of the largest education programs in southwest Florida. Since 2004, more than 529,000 students have participated including 52,274 students and 1,808 teachers during the 2021-2022 school year.

For more information, contact liz@embracingourdifferences.org.


Superfine Art Fair Savannah (Georgia) – Call For Artists

Superfine Art Fair Savannah (Georgia) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Superfine Art Fair announces a call for artists for Superfine Art Fair Savannah. The largest and most widespread artist-driven art fair is coming to Savannah for the first time from March 30th to April 2nd, 2023.

Taking place at the historic Clyde Venue in downtown Savannah, 46 top emerging artists will be selected to exhibit at this weekend long event.


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Enter by: 24 March 2023

Only 46 spots available (as of July 2022), apply now.

As a member of the Superfamily, you’ll be spoiled by personalized expert advice, insider tips, and continuous marketing support. At the fair, you’ll experience real-world buyer responses from pre-qualified buyers with high purchase intent and disposable income. Become informed about how to shift your business plans and make long-lasting connections with clients and fellow artists.

Superfine takes no commission on any artwork sold. Make art. Sell art. Superfine does the rest.

“Superfine has been a life-changing experience that accelerated my career and created so many new relationships with artists, collectors, curators, galleries and journalists that I still benefit from to this day.” – Sean Christopher Ward | Superfine SF, NY, DC

“The energy was great and as soon as the first piece sold on Saturday morning it snowballed into more sales. People would watch as one client would buy their piece and then jump in to purchase their own piece. We had a wonderful experience with the other artists and galleries, as well, who would send people our direction if they thought they would like the work. There was a wonderful sense of camaraderie among Superfine participants.” – Lauren Donovan, Superfine Exhibitor

About Superfine Art Fair

Created in 2015, Superfine Art Fair has been showing artists from around the world how to sell their art at their art fairs in New York City, Washington DC, Miami Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. What started out as a way for artists to escape the traditional art gallery path has continued to grow across the entirety of the United States and beyond.

For more information, contact info@superfine.world.


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