The Keller Public Arts Board seeks entries for the 2019 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program. The program will feature outdoor sculptures in the Old Town Keller area. It is home to an eclectic blend of restaurants and businesses that, in combination with recent public improvements, attracts a variety of visitors.
Deadline: 22 Mar 2019
The Public Arts Board will review and select up to six sculptures submitted by Texas artists for a two-year exhibit. It will host the third annual Keller Art Walk, an art and music festival on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The selected sculptures shall be for sale for the duration of the exhibit with a 25% commission collected by the City of Keller.
All sculptures must be ready for installation by June 1, 2019, be family appropriate, and pose no risk to public safety. Sculptures must be made of materials that can withstand the harsh Texas weather. They must require no maintenance by the City of Keller.
Rotating Sculpture Program Artist Benefits
Selected Rotating Sculpture Program artists will receive a $1,500 stipend. One-half is paid when awarded and the other half paid upon installation of the sculpture. A $500 prize is being awarded for Best in Show. The sculpture will be on exhibit in a very public, heavy pedestrian trafficked location for two years. A plaque identifying the title of the piece with the sculptors name and availability for sale will be installed at the location. The artist will receive recognition at the annual Keller Art Walk in November, 2019. Photos of the selected sculpture will be on the City website, Facebook page, and Public Arts Supporters page.
About the City of Keller
The City of Keller Public Art Program has been a staple of the community for over ten years. It is becoming rapidly a locale for artists of all forms. Art encourages communication and involvement within the community, drawing visitors from far and wide. Currently, the Public Arts have a portfolio of fifteen permanent sculptures and eleven rotating sculptures. The program encourages diversity through the arts, offering bi-monthly art exhibits in Town Hall. This year includes themes of “The Human Experience; Connecting Worlds”, “Re-Imagine*5” art created from recycles, and “Endangered Species”. There are concerts featuring the Fort Worth Symphony and local bands on the front lawn all Thursdays in June.
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The Irving Arts Center announces a call for artists for the Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition 2019, open to artists 18 and older living in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Up to three works of two-dimensional art may be entered by an artist for an entry fee of $50 ($40 for IAA members). Exhibit dates: May 18 – June 15, 2019. All events will take place at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062.
Deadline: 1 Mar 2019
The annual Texas & Neighbors exhibit is back for its 34th year! This five-state competition is highly respected and very competitive. Held in the spring at the prestigious Irving Arts Center. Cosponsored by the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center. Texas And Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition 2019 supports: canvas, panel, paper, or yupo. Two-dimensional works must classify in one of the following five categories:
- Oil painting
- Water Media – Watercolor, casein, and gouache
- Mixed Media -The use of two or more mediums, collage, calligraphy, hand-pulled prints. Collage must incorporate two-dimensional, self-created elements. No relief or three-dimensional objects including found objects or magazine clippings.
- Drawing (Dry Media) – Pastel, colored pencil, graphite, ink, silver, gold, conte crayon, oil pastel, markers, and scratchboard
Submitted works of art must be two-dimensional originals completed within the last two years without instructor supervision. Work must not be a copy of other artist’s work (including reference photographs).
Jurors: Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth, Owners, Ro2 Art Gallery in Dallas.
Ro2 Art, a contemporary fine art gallery located in The Cedars Neighborhood near Downtown Dallas, represents a diverse group of emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists – many with ties to the North Texas Region. The gallery, founded in 2010 by mother-and-son partners Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth, regularly collaborates with organizations such as The MAC and Cedars Union and maintains an exhibition program within the Magnolia Theatre at West Village and other satellite venues.
Ro2 Art has been named Dallas Observer’s “Best Art Gallery” and was presented with the 25th Annual Obelisk Award for small business by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts. The gallery’s art fair program has included the Dallas Art Fair, Texas Contemporary, and Art Aspen.
Texas And Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition 2019 Artist Benefits
- Best of Show – $1350
- IAC Award of Excellence – $900
Awards schedule for each of the five media categories (oil, acrylic, water media, drawing and mixed media):
- 1st – $450
- 2nd – $350
- 3rd – $250
- Honorable Mention – $100
Texas & Neighbors Signature Status (TxN) is earned by having five paintings exhibited in the Texas & Neighbors exhibit. This designation is retroactive. A medal and certificate are awarded. Artists who receive signature status have the right to add the TXN acronym to their paintings plus a listing with a direct link to their websites on the TxN site.
About Irving Arts Center
A comprehensive economic impact study released summer 2017 by Americans for the Arts, provides compelling evidence that the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a $25.5 million industry in the City of Irving—one that supports 1,031 full-time equivalent jobs and generates $2.6 million in local and state government revenue. The data from the Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 Study prove that the impact of arts in Irving goes beyond the benefits of community engagement and quality of life. It bolsters the economic well-being of the city.
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Funky Finds announces a call for artists for Pearl Snaps and Dust, Upscale Vintage with a Little Bit of Rust! Vendors curate an interesting mix of vintage, antique, and/or re-purposed goods, displayed in a visually appealing way. Many vintage dealers incorporate some reproduction items. Keep manufactured goods to a minimum providing Funky Finds shoppers with the funkiest mix of items. A mix of handmade and vintage is acceptable.
Deadline: 6 Jan 2019
For over 10 years, Funky Finds has been producing some of the best and largest handmade events in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex. On March 9th & 10th, 2019, Funky Finds will host Pearl Snaps and Dust: Upscale Vintage with a Little Bit of Rust. The event will be held in the newly renovated Small Exhibits Building at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas next door to the 11th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling, an all handmade artisan market. Building upon the large and loyal following, Funky Finds offers shoppers an additional venue in which to shop for unique vintage goods.
There are various booth sizes (10×10, 10×15 and 10×20), lots of promotion for vendors leading up to the event, and a listing in the high-quality, full-color event booklet.
About Funky Finds
Through the years, Funky Finds has established a large customer base that values shopping local for unique and funky items. They are excited to offer loyal event attendees an additional venue offering vintage wares, adding an exciting new dimension to their shopping experience. Funky Finds events have remained popular throughout the years because they raise money for local charitable organizations. Funky Finds events are always free admission. Events are pet-friendly.
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The Mayor’s Star Council (MSC) is issuing a call to artists/artist teams interested in creating unique durable artwork to serve as bus stop installations at specific locations in Southern Dallas. Each Bus Stop installation is sponsored by private donors and maintained by DART as part of a network of art installations in Dallas bus stops. The MSC has teamed up with DART, DISD, and local Dallas artists on this new initiative. Together with partners, the MSC is creating the opportunity for artwork designed by local artists and co-envisioned by Dallas high school students to be showcased at select DART bus stops throughout the City of Dallas.
Deadline: 18 Oct 2018
Each unique bus stop installation:
- Encourages local DISD students to envision and take ownership for the future of their communities. Working with a team of artists, students envision the future of their neighborhoods while connecting that vision to the recognition and honor of the community’s past.
- Highlights the history and culture of the neighborhood in Dallas it is located in. This project promotes the strong heritage of communities in Southern Dallas. It highlights the stories and history that aren’t always visible in locations visited by hundreds to thousands daily.
- Connects Northern and Southern Dallas. By offering a uniquely creative opportunity for investment, the Bus Stop installations facilitate the economic and cultural linkage of south and north. They enable Dallas-based donors and corporations from across the region to consider and invest in Southern Dallas. Sister stops offer the additional opportunity for students and all interested Dallas residents to follow the trail or bus route connecting two Dallas communities.
- Incorporates the brand or logo of the sponsor. The Bus Stop installations offer a unique way to highlight organizations making an impact in our city.
Bus Stop Installations Artist Benefits
Artists will be paid $1000 for their participation. They will be part of a unique collaboration between Mayor’s Star Council, DISD high school students, a local business, DART, and a local Dallas community. Aritsts learn about the history of the neighborhood. They will be inspired by the kids who will provide their vision for the future of the neighborhood. The art piece will be installed in a DART bus stop shelter. Itwill be visible for the community for years to come. Thousands of people will be exposed to this art piece. The artist becomes part of the MSC community, continuing to work alongside our group in new capacities.
About The Mayor’s Star Council
The Mayor’s Star Council’s mission is to empower leaders to impact Dallas through three pillars: Learn, Connect, and Serve. MSC members engage with peers who share the same passion for improving Dallas. They gain valuable experience that serves as a catalyst for becoming a committed leader.
The MSC is made up of a group of diverse leaders from the ages of 25-40 that come from eight different areas of cultural and professional influence: Arts ahd Entertainment, Business, Education, Government, Hospitality & Tourism, Media, Religion and the Social Sector. This group has accepted the challenge from the Mayor to be civically engaged in the challenges the city faces rather than inheriting them in the future. While not officially affiliated with the city, MSC works alongside the Mayor of Dallas. The MSC projects reflect the priorities set forth by the Mayor. MSC works collaboratively with the Mayor to assist with key initiatives, including GrowSouth.
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Main Plaza, in San Antonio, TX, is announces a call for breakout artists to create and build three independent altars for a downtown venue’s Día de los Muertos tribute. The artists must have the idea created and approved before beginning the project. The piece must be appropriate for all-ages. Dates to construct the altar are October 29th & 30th, and must be removed on November 3rd.
Deadline: 15 Oct 2018
This project will use three separate artists who will create their own, differently-designed altar. All backs will form a triangle in an area that will be open to the public for viewing and interaction by placing memories at them. Each artist will be properly credited.
Main Plaza will pay for the materials purchased for the piece, up to a decided amount. The artists will be publicly recognized and credited as the creator of the altar to all those who view the altars. This space is located in the center of downtown, with constant foot traffic during the day from offices located nearby. An event will be hosted during one of the evenings to tribute Día de los Muertos. The event will host Patricia Vonne, bringing in a large crowd for that night. The display will be during the most active parts of the week – Wednesday through Friday.
About Main Plaza
Main Plaza is known for the constant, active events that are always free and open to the public, along with the people drawn from the area location. It is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to providing San Antonio and its visitors with the cultural and historical heart of the city values. The organization sits at the center of downtown. It supports local arts and artists. Attendees know that local, incredible talent is always displayed. The venue is known for hosting the top names and the new talent that makes it to be publicly recognized.
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The Hill Country Arts Foundation (HCAF) announces a call for Texan artists and crafts people to apply for the 2018 Texas Arts and Crafts Fair. The fair will be held September 29-30 on the Foundation’s grounds Ingram, Texas.
Deadline: 9 Apr 2018
The Texas Arts and Crafts Fair was conceptualized in In 1970, when the Texas Tourist Development Agency tapped Kerr County as the perfect place location. In 2018, the fair moves to the Hill Country Arts Foundation in Ingram, Texas, about six miles west of Kerrville. Against a backdrop of the scenic Guadalupe River on the last weekend in September, 3,000 attendees are expected to visit the fair.
The fair will include food trucks, musical entertainment, and an Art Exploration Zone where children and the young at heart can watch artists at work and create their own art. The fair kicks off Friday night, September 28th with a VIP Preview and musical concert in the 720-seat outdoor Point Theater. Texas Monthly magazine is the media sponsor for the 2018 Texas Arts and Crafts Fair.
This call is restricted to Texas artists and craftsmen who must be able to verify residence if asked. The fair is a juried show limited to 125 artists. The jury fee is $25. Booth fees range from $200 – $550. A limited number of artist-provided pop-up”tents may be sold.
2018 Texas Arts And Crafts Fair artist amenities
- Booth spaces in 10′ x 10′ units in festival tents
- Limited indoor spaces available
- Load and unload at booth site
- 24 hour police security
- Artist hospitality area and restrooms
- Booth sitters
- Dedicated artist parking
- Electric available
About Hill Country Arts Foundation
Founded in 1959, the Hill Country Arts Foundation features a 720-seat outdoor amphitheater, 1,700-square foot art gallery, three art instruction studios, a printmaking studio, and a ceramics studio with four kilns. The HCAF is the unique home for the visual and performing arts providing community theatre, art workshops, art exhibitions, and drama classes for adults and children. Additionally, HCAF has become a top-ranked tourist destination with the Stonehenge II art installation.
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The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) announces a call for artists to depict an Annual Scholarship Award image relevant to the lifestyle of agricultural and seasonal farmworkers. Proceeds from the sale of fine art prints and posters are used to award scholarships to individuals with the potential to effect positively agricultural workers.
Deadline: 18 Jan 2018
The NCFH Annual Scholarship Award program was established in 1984. It offers approximately six to seven $1000 scholarships to Community Health Center staff of clinical, administrative, and ancillary disciplines to help them with their educational goals.
The artist chosen must complete the annual scholarship award image no later than March 2, 2018. A $1000 cash prize will be awarded to the selected artist upon completion of the artwork. The artist will receive one fine artist proof and five posters of the image. In addition to the creation of the original piece of art, the artist agrees to attend the conference for the unveiling of the artwork and participate in poster and print signing. Travel expenses will be paid for by NCFH. The artwork will be unveiled at the Conference for Agricultural Worker Health, held in San Antonio, TX in May 2018. Consider this wonderful opportunity to showcase your work. Be a part of a program which helps others to achieve success.
About the National Center for Farmworker Health
The National Center for Farmworker Health is dedicated to improving the health of agricultural workers and their families in the United States and Puerto Rico. The National Center for Farmworker Health supports the NCFH Annual Scholarship Award program. Proceeds from the sale of fine art prints and posters are used to award scholarships to individuals with the potential to positively affect agricultural workers.
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Milan Gallery announces a call for Texan artists for Discovery Show 2017 with up to $1000 in prizes. No art larger than 48×48 will be accepted. All works must be for sale.
Deadline: 31 May 2017
- Selected artwork must be delivered to the gallery during the week of June 11- 15, 2017.
- Duration of The Discovery Show: June 16 – July 2, 2017
- Opening reception: Saturday, June 17th 2017 6 pm – 9 pm
First, Second, and Third Place winners will be chosen by a panel of celebrity judges for an opportunity to remain in the gallery for up to six months of representation. One artist will be selected by those in attendance of the opening reception to receive the People’s Choice Award and show their work in the gallery for a minimum of six months. Based on sales, a select few may be selected to remain in the gallery for the opportunity to continue to sell their artwork.
About Milan Gallery
Milan Gallery has been in downtown Fort Worth, Sundance Square, for almost twenty five years. They have live music on the weekends and are open seven days a week. The venue can accommodate birthday parties, anniversaries, benefit concerts, and weddings.
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Fort Worth Community Arts Center (FWCAC) announces a call for artists for Solo Show[Down], open to artists over the age of 18. All artwork must be original and not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person.
Deadline: 15 May 2017
Work will be juried. $25 submission fee for up to three pieces. Each additional submission will be $5 each. Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size as 3MB. Video and audio files can be submitted. Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted) and ready for hanging. Use D-rings for heavy works. Use wires for works under 5lbs. Drawings, prints, watercolors, and pastels must be under Plexiglass.
All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary. 25% of proceeds from sales will go to FWCAC and the remainder to the artists. All shipped work must have a returned mailing label included and arrive in a package that can be reused for the return shipment.
Jennifer Casler Price, Juror, has held the position of curator for Asian and non-Western art at the Kimbell Art Museum since 1993. During her tenure, she has curated over 20 exhibitions covering a diverse range in subject matter. As a curator, she has traveled to China, Japan, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Turkey, Cuba, and Peru. She has juried exhibitions for the Dallas Business Committee for the Arts, the San Antonio Art Museum League, and the Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival. Jennifer has been a commissioner on the Fort Worth Public Art Commission since October 2014 and currently serves as Chair of the Commission. She has been a member of the Association of American Museum Curators (AAMC) since its founding in 2001.
Accepted applicants only will be notified by June 1, 2017.
There are three categories of prizes for Solo Show[Down]:
- Grand Prize Winner: A solo show in the Main Gallery at Art7, a storefront gallery located on Crockett St. in Fort Worth’s 7th Street area. The Grand Prize winner will receive a honorarium of $2000.
- Runners Up: A group exhibition occurring simultaneously as the solo show in the Back section of our Art7 Gallery.
- People’s Choice: A single artist who receives the most likes on Facebook will receive a cash prize of $250.
About the Forth Worth Community Art Center
Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the FWCAC is part of the most architecturally significant museum district in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth. In 2002, the Modern moved down the street and the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the FWCAC, provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations, and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program.
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The Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center announces a call for artists for the 20th Annual Rio Brazos Art Exhibition and Sale.
Deadline: 1 Mar 2017
The 20th Annual Rio Brazos Art Exhibition opens at 3 p.m. on April 9th, 2017 at the Dora Lee Langdon Cultural & Educational Center Concert Hall in Granbury, Texas. The exhibition is sponsored by Tarleton State University, the Granbury Arts Alliance, and the City of Granbury. It is supported by numerous local and regional businesses. The coordinators of this event plan to create an atmosphere that will inspire, educate, and entertain as well as attract quality art and discriminating buyers.
Accepted artwork will be selected at the discretion of the juror. Works are grouped according to the type of media received. Over $5,000 in cash and merchandise awards are anticipated.
About the Dora Lee Langdon Center
The Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center is nestled one block off Granbury’s historic square in the Brazos River Valley. It serves as the cultural and educational hub of the downtown area in cooperation with the City of Granbury and Tarleton State University.
The Granbury Arts Alliance (GAA), a non-profit fine arts organization, is a major sponsor of the 20th Annual Rio Brazos Art Exhibition. The goal of the GAA is to enrich and enhance the artistic environment of Granbury and make cultural activities accessible to all citizens. The GAA exists to unite all of the artistic groups of Granbury under one umbrella, share resources and experiences, increase awareness of the arts, and support one another.
Part of the A&M System since 1917, Tarleton State University offers affordable undergraduate and graduate degrees from locations in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, and online. The main campus of Tarleton is located 31 miles southwest of Granbury in Stephenville. Founded in 1899 as a private, liberal arts college, Tarleton is now one of the state’s fastest growing institutions. It has an enrollment exceeding 15,000 and serves as the educational and cultural flagship of the Cross Timbers Region. Tarleton is currently celebrating its 100 year centennial anniversary of being a part of The Texas A&M University System.
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