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Fall International Online Exhibition 2019 (Online) – Call For Artists

Fall International Online Exhibition 2019 (Online) – Call For Artists

The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invites oil and acrylic painters to apply to the Fall International Online Exhibition 2019, an exhibit honoring the best in oil and acrylic painting. NOAPS has been showcasing the talents of oil and acrylic painters since 1991.

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Deadline: 27 Oct 2019

This is an international juried online competition open to all artists 18 years of age and older working in oil and acrylic medium. There will be 150 artworks accepted into the show and eligible for awards. Current 2019 membership is not required before entering the Fall International Online Exhibition 2019.

Artwork must be original two dimensional with mediums limited to oil and acrylic paints. Works must be completed in the last three (3) years. Not previously accepted in any other NOAPS National Exhibit or NOAPS Online Exhibition. No minimum or maximum size.

Fall International Online Exhibition 2019 Artist Benefits

This contest supports the artists through price money, awards certificates, and social media exposure to a Facebook following of close to 8,000 artists and collectors. The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society is a non-profit arts organization that has been working to help artists gain recognition for their work for 27 years.

  • Best of Show: $1000
  • Second Place: $500
  • Third Place: $300
  • Best Landscape: $100
  • Best Still Life: $100
  • Best People: $100
  • Best Use of Light and Color: $100
  • Most Innovative: $100
  • Narrative Excellence: $100
  • Ten Non-Monetary: Award of Excellence Certificates
  • Ten Non-Monetary: Merit Award Certificates

The TOP 150 artists will be given recognition on the NOAPS website with artist name, artist website link, and image selected for this exhibit.

About National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society

The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society hosts four shows a year. Two shows are brick and mortar shows hosted by various prestigious galleries in the United States and known as the “Best of America” shows. Two shows are International Online Shows and draw submissions from artists all over the world.

In 2013 NOAPS started advertising its “Best of America” exhibitions in national art magazines along with marketing in social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. These steps, along with the NOAPS blog and MailChimp email blasts now provide information on artists to collectors internationally.

For more information, contact kolorama@newageart.com.

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Curiosity (Woodstock, IL) – Call For Artists

Curiosity (Woodstock, IL) – Call For Artists

J + K Isacson announces a call for artists for Curiosity, a five week national fine art exhibition focused on exploration of the unusual and the human need to discover.​​ Art can be a journey of exploration into the unfamiliar, or unknown, and has the power to introduce us to the new and unusual.​

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Deadline: 20 Nov 2019

Artists are encouraged to submit work that explores their own personal curiosities about themselves and the world or artwork that is, itself, an unusual curiosity. All mediums are welcomed for submission. ​As an artist, what intrigues you? Is your artwork a journal for your new experiences and obsessions? Show us how you have explored new experiences or ideas through your artwork. Exhibition curated by J + K Isacson in partnership with the Old Courthouse Arts Center.

Curiosity Artist Benefits

Best in show & Honorable mention awards presented opening night. Artists/artwork from the exhibition will receive promotion online and via promotional videos sent to mailing lists and shared on social media. Artists from exhibitions that go on to a museum location are encouraged to be in invitational versions of the exhibition. Steady foot traffic throughout the week. There is good traffic flow during this exhibition due to Woodstock’s Groundhog Day festivities, which brings in tourism.

Social Equity

J + K Isacson intentionally curates for inclusion. Some themes expressly highlight artists whose voices have not been heard, including artists from different ethnicities, psychological disorders, religions, gender identity, and sexual orientation. They seek to give a platform to artists whose style of artwork or whose personal characteristics have provided them with limited opportunity to show in all our exhibitions.

About J + K Isacson

J + K Isacson works with emerging, mid-career, and museum-exhibiting artists. J + K Isacson are curators for the exhibition, working in partnership with the Northern Area Arts Council and the Old Courthouse Arts Center in Woodstock, IL. It overlooks historic Woodstock square, which you may recognize from the film Groundhog Day.

The Old Courthouse was constructed in 1857, a classic brick structure designed by one of the country’s most prominent architects, John Mills Van Osdel. The adjoining Sheriff’s House & Jail was built 30 years later. After 115 years as the focal point of McHenry County government, the county outgrew the buildings in 1972 and the complex was to be demolished for a parking lot. It was saved from the wrecker’s ball by Woodstock residents Cliff and Bev Ganschow. The Ganschows bought the buildings and began an extensive renovation program completed for American’s Bicentennial in 1976. Because of the buildings’ architectural and historical significance, both the Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House & Jail are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

For more information, contact info@xculturearts.com.

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Test Art Supplies From Jerry’s Artarama (Online) – Side Arts Exclusive

Test Art Supplies From Jerry’s Artarama (Online) – Side Arts Exclusive

Want to product test art supplies? Side Arts has teamed up with Jerry’s Artarama to provide art supplies for feedback, testimony, and images.

Deadline: September 30th

What art supplies do you want to try? Post your wish list and a picture of your art space to Instagram with both hashtags #jerrysartarama and #sidearts.

Winners will be chosen through September to receive free trial supplies of paints, brushes, and drawing materials.*

* Limited quantities available.

About Jerry’s Artarama

Proudly serving artists since 1968! Thank you for choosing Jerry’s for purchasing your art supplies. Jerry’s only business is serving the interests of artists like you. From the first time artist to the professional we have everything under one roof at factory direct savings as much as 75% off traditional retails.

We have always championed low prices for the artist. Our founder Jerry Goldstein started 50 years ago with the pledge to bring down the cost of art supplies by discounting them. Today it is commonplace but back then he was a pioneer. Providing the lowest prices and best deals is part of our DNA rooted from the very first day we opened our doors. Rest assured we will do our job daily to assure that you always get the most for less by shopping with us.

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Winter Wonderland (Tampa, FL) – Call For Artists

Winter Wonderland (Tampa, FL) – Call For Artists

The Carrollwood Cultural Center announces a call for artists for Winter Wonderland, an exhibit focused on works that pertain to the first fallen snow, living in or visiting the north during wintertime, and horse drawn carriage rides. The preferred palette is white, greys, gold, and silver with splashes of color. Open to all loving artists withing the state of Florida who are 15 years or older.

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Deadline: 9 Nov 2019

The Carrollwood Cultural Center is a family facility so no blatant violence, guns, or nudity. Your art work must be original. The Center accepts 2D and limited 3D creations including watercolor, acrylic, oil, assemblage, encaustic, mixed media, sculpture, and photography. Large works, up to 50 inches in any direction, are ideal. Work may not be smaller than 8 in x 10 in. There are limited pedestals for 3D works. Very heavy pieces may require special handling. Small works are fine as long as they are framed properly.

Winter Wonderland Artist Benefits

The Gallery at Carrollwood Cultural Center has the largest gallery wall space available in Hillsborough County, Florida, with a main gallery, lobby gallery, corridor gallery, atrium gallery, and two alcove galleries.

The main gallery space of the Carrollwood Cultural Center is housed in the main theatre of the building and, at times, in the lobby. The Center serves the community by offering arts-based enrichment classes, live concerts and staged performances, community events, social gatherings, and summer camps, resulting in of thousands of people served each month.

The Center currently has a mailing distribution of approximately 3,000 addresses, an e-mail list of approximately 8,000 addresses, and a growing social media audience.

About The Carrollwood Cultural Center

The magic of the Carrollwood Cultural Center began several years ago with a special partnership between Hillsborough County and the Friends of Carrollwood Cultural Center (FCCC), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents through arts and culture. Together, the county and the FCCC worked to renovate St. Mark’s Episcopal Church into the creative center it is today.

Located in the heart of Carrollwood Village, the campus includes a 26,000 sq. ft. main building complete with a stage, dance floor, art studios, computer lab, and conference rooms as well as a sister building, The Studio, which provides additional space for classes, performances, room rentals, and gallery displays.

Open since March 2008, the Center is the result of the successful partnership that began so many years ago. The building, owned by Hillsborough County, and the operations, managed by the FCCC, is a perfect partnership that hopefully will be emulated elsewhere throughout the country.

For more information, contact curator@carrollwoodcenter.org.

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Ghouls, Ghosts, And Glow (Tampa, FL) – Call For Artists

Ghouls, Ghosts, And Glow (Tampa, FL) – Call For Artists

Carrollwood Cultural Center announces a call for artists for Ghouls, Ghosts, and Glow, an exhibit that focuses on the macabre, wicked, and eerie feelings and sensations that resonate so well with the month of October. Open to all living artists within the State of Florida who are 15 years old and older.

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Deadline: 21 Sept 2019

The Carrollwood Cultural Center is a family facility so no blatant violence, guns, or nudity. Your art work must be original. The Center accepts 2D and limited 3D creations including watercolor, acrylic, oil, assemblage, encaustic, mixed media, sculpture, and photography. Large works, up to 50 inches in any direction, are ideal. Work may not be smaller than 8 in x 10 in. There are limited pedestals for 3D works. Very heavy pieces may require special handling. Small works are fine as long as they are framed properly.

Ghouls, Ghosts, And Glow Artist Benefits

The Gallery at Carrollwood Cultural Center has the largest gallery wall space available in Hillsborough County, Florida, with a main gallery, lobby gallery, corridor gallery, atrium gallery, and two alcove galleries.

The main gallery space of the Carrollwood Cultural Center is housed in the main theatre of the building and, at times, in the lobby. The Center serves the community by offering arts-based enrichment classes, live concerts and staged performances, community events, social gatherings, and summer camps, resulting in of thousands of people served each month.

The Center currently has a mailing distribution of approximately 3,000 addresses, an e-mail list of approximately 8,000 addresses, and a growing social media audience.

About the Carrollwood Cultural Center

The magic of the Carrollwood Cultural Center began several years ago with a special partnership between Hillsborough County and the Friends of Carrollwood Cultural Center (FCCC), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents through arts and culture. Together, the county and the FCCC worked to renovate St. Mark’s Episcopal Church into the creative center it is today.

Located in the heart of Carrollwood Village, the campus includes a 26,000 sq. ft. main building complete with a stage, dance floor, art studios, computer lab, and conference rooms as well as a sister building, The Studio, which provides additional space for classes, performances, room rentals, and gallery displays.

Open since March 2008, the Center is the result of the successful partnership that began so many years ago. The building, owned by Hillsborough County, and the operations, managed by the FCCC, is a perfect partnership that hopefully will be emulated elsewhere throughout the country.

For more information, contact curator@carrollwoodcenter.org.

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Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2020 (Castlegar, BC) – Call For Artists

Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2020 (Castlegar, BC) – Call For Artists

Castlegar Sculpturewalk is looking for entries for the Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2020 season of outdoor sculptures. Enter up to three pieces for the 10th anniversary of this event.

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Deadline: 31 Oct 2019

Selected artists for the Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2020 receive an honourarium of $500. They have opportunity to be voted the People’s Choice winner and have their sculpture purchased for up $15,000 CAD by the City of Castlegar. Artistic Merit award for 1st place receives $2000, 2nd place receives $1000, 3rd place receives $500. There is a shipping or travel allowance up to $250, two nights of free accommodation for the opening weekend in May 2020, and free dinner for the artist and a guest at the Awards Gala in November 2020.

Castlegar Sculpturewalk personnel help facilitate sculpture sales and leases at the end of the season. Through the program, 44 sculptures have been sold and 34 sculptures have been leased since 2010.

About Castlegar Sculpturewalk

Beginning in 2010, Castlegar Sculpturewalk created an international buzz, establishing their program as one of the premiere arts events in Canada. The support and vision of the City of Castlegar, local businesses, and the community made this happen. Castlegar Sculpturewalk holds the title of Sculpture Capital of Canada™. Each year grows in sculpture entries, sculpture sales and leases, sponsors, and community enthusiasm. Thirty to 35 sculptures are displayed each year in a variety of mediums such as bronze, steel, wood, textiles, glass, found objects, and LED lighting.

For more information, contact assist@castlegarsculpturewalk.com.

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Firehouse Exhibitions 2020 (Longmont, CO) – Call for Artists

Firehouse Exhibitions 2020 (Longmont, CO) – Call for Artists

The Firehouse Art Center announces a call for artists for the Firehouse exhibitions 2020. The eight member exhibitions committee consists of artists, art administrators, business professionals, curators, and art collectors. Preference is given to submissions that are culturally relevant, with a unique perspective, and the ability to provide a diverse art experience. Cutting edge contemporary work and multi-disciplinary artists are strongly encouraged. Group exhibitions, curatorial proposals, solo exhibition proposals are welcomed.

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Deadline: 30 Sept 2019

Chosen artists for the Firehouse exhibitions 2020 will have the opportunity to exhibit at the Firehouse Art Center, either through a successful exhibition proposal, solo exhibition, or group exhibition, during the 2020 calendar year. The location in beautiful downtown Longmont is only a short drive from Denver or Boulder. The gallery has developed a reputation for exhibiting artists whose work engages the community with thought-provoking concepts skillfully executed. Firehouse Art Center promotes new ideas and exciting work through Instagram, Facebook, local media, and partnerships with local nonprofit educational and social organizations. Artists have the opportunity to teach accompanying workshops and host artist talks that are shared with the Firehouse Art Center’s audience.

About the Firehouse Art Center

The mission of the Firehouse Art Center is to promote cultural awareness of the arts in the community by providing diverse educational programs, events and curation of local, regional, and national exhibits. The Firehouse Art Center is the leading contemporary art space in downtown Longmont, Colorado. As a cornerstone of the Creative District, they exhibit thought provoking work in all mediums, including installation, film and performance art.

The Firehouse Art Center is Longmont’s leading contemporary art center featuring both national and local artists. The beautiful National Historic Landmark building features two exhibitions spaces and over 1,000 square feet of space. In 2018, they exhibited 108 artists in 19 unique exhibitions. New exhibitions are installed almost every month. They focus on accessible contemporary art that engages curiosity and conversation. Admission to the Firehouse is free and serves over 7,500 visitors each year. They were voted the Best Art Gallery in East Boulder County for 7 years in a row and the Times Call Readers Choice for Best Art Gallery 6 years in a row.

For more information, contact gallery@firehouseart.org.

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Fall Into Halloween – Side Arts Call For Artists

Fall Into Halloween – Side Arts Call For Artists

Side Arts announces a call for artists for Fall Into Halloween. Submit artwork that represents what the fall season means to you. Consider acorns, apples, back to school, bales of hay, chestnut, chilly, cider, corn, falling leaves, feast, football, ghosts, gourds, Halloween, harvest, hayride, pumpkin, scarecrow, scary, and turkeys.

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Deadline: 15 Oct 2019

Open to visual artists, 18 and older, any location, any medium.

Enter as many times as you like per call.

  • $30 USD: Promotion to 800+ artist recruitment agents! (get noticed by real decision makers) + promote art on blog and email list (15000+ artists) + social promotion + entry
  • $20 USD: Promote art on blog and email list (15000+ artists) + social promotion + entry
  • $5 USD: Promote art on Instagram (800+) and Facebook (2000+) + entry

Fall Into Halloween Artist Benefits

Winners are chosen and announced within two weeks of the deadline.

About Side Arts

If making art is your side hustle, then Side Arts is for you! A global community of visual artists use Side Arts to promote their art and search verified calls for artists – exhibition and income opportunities. Side Arts offers workshops, consulting, and exclusive calls for artists.

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Quad City Arts Exhibits 2020 (Rock Island, IL) – Call For Artists

Quad City Arts Exhibits 2020 (Rock Island, IL) – Call For Artists

Quad City Arts invites artists residing within a 250-mile radius of the Quad Cities to submit a proposal for the Quad City Arts Exhibits 2020, a gallery exhibition in one of two gallery spaces during 2020-21 (Downtown Rock Island, IL and MLI airport in Moline, IL). Exhibitions will occur September 2020 through August 2021.

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Deadline: 15 Sept 2019

Artists who have exhibited at one of Quad City Arts’ galleries within the past two years will be considered for exhibition in the alternate space. For example, if you were selected for a show at the airport during 2019-2020, you are eligible to exhibit at the Rock Island Gallery.

  • All media will be considered
  • There is no cost to enter
  • Cohesive bodies of work are highly desirable
  • You may apply as an individual or group
  • Artists will be notified by 18 Oct 2019

Quad City Arts Exhibits 2020 Artist Benefits

Quad City Arts’ Rock Island Gallery is located in what was once a department store in 1908, with the original wood floors and a 14′ high, tin ceiling. The exhibition gallery has 1500 sq. feet of space and 106 running feet of wall space. There are floor-to-ceiling north facing windows looking out on the Mississippi River.

Art @ the Airport is in front of the main arrival/departure seating area in the Quad City International Airport. It houses 1,600 square feet of exhibition space in floor to ceiling glass cases. Over 2 million visitors pass through this space annually.

Exhibitions at our Rock Island gallery also include an opening reception on the first Friday of the exhibit.

About Quad City Arts

Quad City Arts Council, founded in 1970 as an arts advocacy organization that operated a visual arts gallery and re-granting program for local artists, launched Visiting Artists, Inc. in 1974 as an educational residency program presenting multi-disciplinary performing arts through residencies in schools and at community sites. Due to high demand for the residencies, Festival of Trees debuted in 1986 as a fund raiser for the program.

​The organization’s dual role of presenting the arts and humanities, as well as serving as an arts resource, allows them to serve more than 350,000 people annually in the Arts Center in Rock Island and at over 200 rural and urban community sites.

For more information, contact dwmetallo@quadcityarts.com.

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

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

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Secondary Colors 2019. Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow. Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. A garden of purple is always in bloom! NYC4PA Primary Colors calls for entry have been some of their favorite contests. Though red, yellow, and blue are, in fact, primary colors they are not the not the only important hues out there for the color photographer.

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Deadline: 22 Sept 2019

Secondary colors: orange, green, and purple are as impactful and can be the foundation for equally compelling imagery. NYC4PA is looking for images in which one of these colors stands out as a critical element. It can be black and white with a single point of color; a green, orange, or purple monochrome; or any image where a secondary color stands out as a focal point. The possibilities in nature are endless with green leaves and lawns, orange bursts of autumn color and purple flowers, and magical purple hazes that can set off late afternoon scenes. Clothing, pumpkins, traffic lights, and automobiles, the list goes on and on.

Secondary Colors 2019 Artist Benefits

The total prizes for Secondary Colors 2019 is $3000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 15 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions.  Each of the first 25 winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all 45 winners are posted in a gallery on the New York Center for Photographic Art website and are included in an exhibition catalog. A professional photographer is the juror.

About The 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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