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North Shore Festival of Art – Call for Artists

Amdur Productions, a nationally acclaimed art festival production company, has announced its annual call for entries to its 2015 juried art festivals. For more than 30 years, Amdur Productions, has organized many of the Greater Chicago Area’s most prestigious juried art festivals.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 12 Jan 2015.

Artists are encouraged to participate in Amdur Productions’ “Comeback Program,” which invites artists who have previously participated in one of the production company’s past festivals the opportunity to receive a waived jury fee when applying for one of the many festivals. In order to apply, artists will need to submit a personal statement up to 1,000 words and four photos of work, one of which is of a booth and display, by Jan. 12, 2015.

Artwork is evaluated by a jury of peers on the following criteria: body of work, artistic theme and technical competence.

Amdur Productions’ festivals have a loyal following of art enthusiasts and consistently attract new fest-goers with each event located in highly populated areas. Additionally, the company provides a variety of staff support services to their artists, such as assisting with loading and unloading artwork, booth sitting, parking, tent rental, setup and take down, break rooms, awards, security, and more.

For more information, contact kyle@motionpr.net.

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One of a Kind Show Chicago – Call for Artists

The One of a Kind Show invites artists with high quality, handmade, original work to apply to be a part of the One of a Kind experience in Chicago! Eligible work ranges from giftable craft to premium fine art. Artists will be juried and chosen based on uniqueness, craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 3 Mar 2015

MMPI – The 15th annual One of a Kind Show Chicago is an extraordinary holiday shopping event featuring fine art and craft from a juried selection of North America’s most talented artists. The 4-day show is scheduled during one of the busiest weekends of the year and provides an outstanding opportunity for exhibiting artists to sell to tens of thousands of qualified and enthusiastic shoppers in an ideal location and premium environment.

For more information, contact ehartz@mmart.com.

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What’s Blooming on Harrison – Call for Artists

What’s Blooming on Harrison is an annual art fair and street festival in the Oak Park Arts District in Oak Park, Illinois.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 15 Feb 2015.

Our organization is interesting because we are a grass roots business district focusing on strengthening the arts within our community. The retail, restaurants and other businesses within the district work with the galleries to create experiences for all to enjoy.

For more information, contact whatsblooming@oakparkartsdistrict.com.

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35th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition

The Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition is the second-longest running juried print and drawing competition in the country. Every two years it features the best contemporary graphic artwork from around the globe.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 12 Jan 2015.

This year’s exhibition will be held at four prominent Peoria Illinois Galleries, The Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, The Peoria Art Guild, Prairie Center of the Arts, and Heuser Art Gallery at Bradley University. The 35th Bradley International will be juried by Beth Grabowski, Professor and Assistant Department Chair at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Three cash awards will be selected by the Juror. Purchase awards will be made by the University.

  • 1st Place – $3,000
  • 2nd Place – $1,750
  • 3rd Place- $750

The Gallery Program at Bradley University is designed to create a challenging environment that stimulates discourse among students, faculty, staff and the public as they explore the range of ideas addressed in contemporary art.

For more information, contact ezellefrow@bradley.edu.

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Women’s Works 2015 – Call for Artists

Women’s Works is a juried fine art exhibit, celebrating women artists and is presented annually by the Northwest Area Arts Council and the Old Court House Arts Center.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 18 Jan 2015.

For $5 off application fee, use coupon code ‘SideArts’.

Women’s Works provides an opportunity to showcase the creative artwork of women artists in North America and Internationally. This is the 28th Anniversary of the Women’s Works show.

The Northwest Area Arts Council is a regional arts council focused on the area northwest of Chicago. We also run the Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, IL. Both have been active for over 30 years. We conduct two international fine art exhibitions each year (Women’s Works and Real People) and over 20 other shows of local and regional arts at the art center.

For more information, contact womensworks2015@naac4art.org.

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Giertz Gallery Call for Artists

Giertz Gallery at Parkland College seeks exhibition proposals in all genres of contemporary approaches to art making by solo artists, collaborative groups, or curators. Giertz Gallery is a professionally designed gallery devoted primarily to education through contemporary art.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: Ongoing.

Giertz Gallery hosts seven exhibitions per year including two student exhibitions, one Art and Design Faculty Show, and a National Ceramics Invitational. Other shows vary depending on applications and the vision of the Art Gallery Advisory Board. Exhibits are scheduled on a six to eight-week rotation.

The artist is responsible for expenses and insurance while artwork is being transported to the gallery. Giertz Gallery provides return shipping or an honorarium to defray return travel expenses.

Please submit 20 images; an identifying list with titles, sizes, dates, and media; a resume; and an artist statement related to this body of work. Only complete proposal packages including all information listed on the Proposal Guidelines will be reviewed.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for future review. However, application materials must be received by January 25, 2015 for the 2015 – 2016 season.

Giertz Gallery is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to exhibitions, arts and education programs and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation, or disability. We are a section 504/ADA-compliant institution and are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact giertzgallery@parkland.edu.

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Visual Art Call For Thought Notebook Journal – Cycles

Thought Collection Publishing – Artists, be challenged and consider submitting your Cycles themed visual art for our next literary and visual art journal issue. Think deeper about your work and provide a thematic connection with your submission.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 1 Mar 2015.

The space and time continuum that we live in produces many instances of cycles. Our breathing continues on in a cyclical nature, as does many processes in science, and society. These rhythmic events are observed all around us, some unconsciously and others controlled.

We are open to various sizes of visual art. Along with you submission, please provide some thoughts on how your piece connects with the theme. See our guidelines page for additional details. Share your work with the world! Our publication is read by an international audience.

Every contributor accepted for the issue will receive a $30 CanvasPop gift card and a digital contributors copy of the issue. See Thought Notebook for information about our current issue – The Nature Of Occurrences.

This journal is a part of our Human Thought Project, allowing us to delve into the minds of humanity and learn more about who we are by documenting into the notebook, thoughts and expressions on particular subjects.

For more information, contact journal@thoughtcollection.org.

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24th Annual National Exhibition Call for Entry

Oil Painters of America will hold its Twenty-fourth Annual National Exhibition of Representational Oil Paintings, May 1 through May 25, 2015 with Cutter & Cutter Fine Art at their Brilliance in Color Gallery located in St. Augustine, Florida.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 23 Jan 2015.

Approximately 30 awards will be given with a total value estimated in excess of $80,000, including a $25,000 Best of Show. Juror of Awards is renowned Master Signature Artist Huihan Liu OPAM. A full-color catalog will be available.

To enter, artists must reside in the U.S., Canada or Mexico and be a paid 2015 member of OPA at an annual fee of $70. OPA is currently accepting new member applications. To become a member, please visit: OPA Membership.

National Exhibition entry fee: $30 for the first entry, $15 for the second. Maximum Size Unframed: 1200 square inches.

Dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art, Oil Painters of America’s primary mission is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by drawing attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition and the appreciation of light.

Through our national and regional shows, educational programs, scholarships and marketing efforts, OPA has become a leader in the art community and a driving force in the new Renaissance.

For more information, contact lpusch@oilpaintersofamerica.com.

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