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91st Grand National Exhibition (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

91st Grand National Exhibition (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

American Artists Professional League announces a call for artists for the 91st Grand National Exhibition. Open to artists 18 and over. Only works in representational or traditional realism will be accepted. Works in oil, acrylic, watermedia, mixed media, pastel, graphics, and sculpture will be accepted. No photo-lithographics, photographs, or computer generated art will be accepted. All work must be original, from a living artist, and not previously exhibited with the American Artists Professional league.

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Deadline: 5 Oct 2019

The show is held in the Salmagundi Club, one of the oldest and most prestigious arts club in New York City. The Salmagundi Club has exhibits every week and attracts many art collectors.

91st Grand National Exhibition Artist Benefits

There will be over $18,000 in awards and medals. Awards will be given in all categories, with over 50 awards. There are five top awards, including Best Painting in Show, Traditional Landscape in Oil, Excellence in Pastel, Traditional Sculpture, and Traditional Artistic Merit.

There are 20 awards in the Oil and Acrylic category, 9 awards in the Pastel Category, 7 Watermedia Awards, 8 Sculpture Awards and 6 Graphics and Mixed Media Awards.

The commission on sales is 25%.

About The American Artists Professional League

In 1928 F. Ballard Williams, Assistant Treasure of the National Academy of Design in New York, called a meeting of 15 members of the Salmagundi Club. The purpose: to discuss the need for a national organization to meet the increasing interests in traditional realism in American art. The attendees all agreed that an organization designed to protect artists’ interests and promote traditional American art was necessary. The American Artists Professional League (AAPL) was born.

The AAPL first focused on the issue of obtaining commissions of official portraits for American Artists. By using its national stature, the AAPL influenced a rider to a Congressional Bill stipulating that all official portraits paid for with taxpayers’ dollars were to be painted by American artists. A fact that remains in effect to this day.

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Aqueous 2019: Water Soluble Media (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Aqueous 2019: Water Soluble Media (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Las Laguna Gallery announces a call for artists for Aqueous 2019 Watercolor Exhibition. Open to artists working in water soluble media which include watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache ink, and egg tempera. This is an open theme exhibition.

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Deadline: 8 Jul 2019

Entry: $35 for up to 3 images

Work must be framed adequately, protected with glass or Plexiglas®, and wired for hanging. Sawtooth hangers are not acceptable. As our gallery is right on the coast, all works on paper must be framed. Artwork image size: Minimum size is 5″ x 7″; Maximum size is 36″ in the longest dimension. Please no digital media, photography, prints, or reproductions may be used in the painting.

  • Artist notification: July 15, 2019
  • Art Delivery: July 25 to July 30, 2019
  • Aqueous 2019 Show Date: August 1 to August 30, 2019
  • Artist Gallery Split: 65% Artist, 35% Gallery

Artist Equity

Through our collaborative efforts, we feel that we have created a gallery you could call your  “place” or “home,” which is representative of the idea or purpose that “everyone is welcome here and everyone belongs.”

About Las Laguna Gallery

Las Laguna Gallery is a contemporary and fine art gallery that features art from a diverse group of artists, representing a variety of mediums. Las Laguna 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 curate artwork that is interesting and engaging to the art collector, art lover, and novice.

Las Laguna Gallery is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Village. Laguna Village is an artist alcove that offers artist galleries, jewelry shops, and unique specialty stores. Situated on a cliff, Laguna Village is one of the only three locations in Laguna Beach that offers unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. This gallery located in Central Laguna features valet parking, a restaurant and bar, and live music in the fire-side theatre nightly. Las Laguna Gallery is a member of ArtWalk Laguna Beach. This location is part of the free trolley system that runs through Laguna Beach.

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All Women 2019 – Call For Artists

All Women 2019 – Call For Artists

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 5th Annual International All Women 2019 Online Art Competition and Exhibition to be held from January 28th, 2019 to February 24th, 2019. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D women artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at Contemporary Art Gallery Online from February 26th, 2019 to March 24th, 2019.

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Deadline: 25 Feb 2019

All Women 2019 entry fee: $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images. Funds in US Dollars.

This competition will be judged on painting/drawing art, photography/digital art, and 3D/mixed media art. Awards will be given for the top five to eight works selected category. In addition to the winning images, Honorable Recognition awards will be presented. Winners will be announced on March 12th, 2019. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, event collateral, award certificates, and extensive marketing.

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number one source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase tomorrow’s art giants today. CAGOnline has created CAGO Media which has two purposes. First is to share art business ideas, and second to introduce artists to the buying public. CAGO Media accomplishes both of these initiatives by programming radio and TV shows.

The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly, 15 to 20 minute episodes. Hosted by Sharon Belle Hawkshawe, each episode discusses everything pertaining to the Business of Art. The What is Art Show is a monthly 30 minute episode with hosts Michael Harris (art collector) and Sharon Hawkshawe (acclaimed artist), who discuss current art movements and art shows. The hosts are occasionally joined by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders. The third show is An Artist Speaks. These lively 30 minute episodes are in-depth interviews with artists discussing their art process, philosophy, and a candid look at their work. Every month, a video is produced showcasing the monthly art participants. Other videos highlight gallery artist and art styles.

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Texas And Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition 2019 – Call for Artists

Texas And Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition 2019 – Call for Artists

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.

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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
  • Acrylic
  • 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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2018 Fall International Online Exhibition – Call For Artists

2018 Fall International Online Exhibition – Call For Artists

The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invites painters to apply to the 2018 Fall International Online Exhibition, honoring the best in oil and acrylic painting. This is a juried online competition open to artists 18 years of age and older working in oil and acrylic medium. 150 artworks will be accepted into the show and are eligible for awards.

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Deadline: 4 Nov 2018

Artwork must be original two dimensional, completed in the last three (3) years, and not previously accepted in any other NOAPS national exhibit or NOAPS online exhibition. No minimum or maximum size.

2018 Fall International Online Exhibition 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. NOAPS 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, website link, and image selected for this exhibit.

About The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society

The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society has been showcasing the talents of oil and acrylic painters since 1991. They host four shows a year. Two shows are brick and mortar shows hosted by various prestigious galleries in the United States, known as the “Best of America” shows. Two shows are international online shows including entries from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, China, Russia, India, the Netherlands, and Japan.

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 provide information and exposure of artists to collectors internationally.

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Alexander Rutsch Award – Call For Artists

Alexander Rutsch Award – Call For Artists

Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 10th biennial Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting. This juried competition is open to U.S.-based artists aged 19 and older. All work submitted must be available for exhibition and be categorized as paintings.

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Deadline: 25 Jan 2019

Pelham Art Center is proud to sponsor this competition and award honoring the memory and artistic achievement of artist Alexander Rutsch (1916 – 1997). Rutsch actively supported Pelham Art Center for more than 25 years. After his death, friends, family, and supporters established a generous fund to support a biennial, open, juried competition in painting.

Rutsch’s work, as seen through his mastery of various art forms – sculpture, painting, print-making, and drawing – has been described as “vibrating showers of lines, bold geometries, wounded anatomically rambling scrap-wood skeletons, enigmatic totem figures, and congregations of fetishized, domesticated, and recycled rubbish heaps [that] conspire to a fantasy of Expressionism, Cubism, Dada, Fauvism, Cobra, and Primitivism.”

Rutsch’s pieces, as described by Emily Genauer, impart silence and the monumentality of primitive statuary. His sculptures are stylized to abstract construction made of “found” objects, welded and reshaped into bronze figures and animals of uncommon wit, airy grace, and individuality. His portraits are crisp, intense, spare linear characterizations that convey empathy. Pelham Art Center is proud to sponsor a competition and award to honor the memory and artistic achievement of Alexander Rutsch.

The Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition program continues Rutsch’s belief that art transcends all of our humanity. Rutsch saw art as “the stone in the water sending ripples throughout the universe.” His extraordinary work, rich in the celebration of life and our shared human experiences, is included in many of public and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Alexander Rutsch Award Previous Winners

  • 2017: Sammy Chong
  • 2015: Lindy Chambers
  • 2013: Siobhan McBride
  • 2011: Nina Rizzo
  • 2009: Tracy Miller
  • 2007: Liang Guo
  • 2005: Dorothy Robinson
  • 2003: Mitchell Marco
  • 2001: Frank Trankina

The winner receives a solo exhibition on May 3 – June 22, 2019 and $5,000 cash award. On May 3rd, there will be a well publicized exhibition opening at Pelham Art Center. Over 1500 postcards are mailed out. The audience at the exhibition openings is generally over 100 people from Westchester and NYC.

About Pelham Art Center

Pelham Art Center (PAC) is a non-profit educational and cultural institution committed to providing public access to see, study, and experience the arts; foster lifelong arts appreciation; and strengthen the community. The Art Center was founded in 1970 and serves more than 16,000 people each year.

Pelham Art Center aims to provide art access to everyone. Along with the public programming PAC offers an affordable membership program to individuals, seniors, art educators, and families. Memberships provide further discounts on classes, workshops, and the Artisan Craft Marketplace. Higher levels of membership include invitations to exclusive art access with behind the scenes VIP art experiences. These experiences include a private artist studio tour, curator lead museum tour, viewing a private collection/artist home, and special access to an Art Fair during Armory Week. All events are lead with Executive Director, Charlotte Mouquin.

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The Horse Juried Online Art Competition – Call For Artists

Focus Point Shape International Online Art Gallery announces The Horse Juried Online Art Competition for the month of September 2016.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 22 Sept 2016

2D artists are called upon to make online submissions for inclusion into the Gallery’s October 2016 online group exhibition.

“To ride a horse is to ride the sky.”  ~Author Unknown

“Horses are creatures who worship the earth
as they gallop on feet of ivory.
Constrained by the wonder of dying and birth,
the horses still run, they are free.”
~John Denver and Joe Henry, “Eagles and Horses”

“The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears.” ~Arabian Proverb

If the Gypsy Vanner, Thoroughbred, Morgan, Arabian, Percheron, and others give you a reason to get up in the morning, then you are in good company.

This competition is for collage, watercolor, mixed media, oils, and acrylic media. A group exhibition of the top finalists will be held online at the Focus Point Shape Online Art Gallery during the month of October 2016.

Rewards for art competition winners:

  • The Horse Juried Online Art Competition awards include Best of Show and the top two places in each media category. Honorable Mention and Special Merit awards will also be presented to worthy artists depending on the number and quality of the entries.
  • Best of Show winner for The Horse Juried Online Art Competition will receive publicity in the form of 400+ press release announcements and additional promotion to alert the art buying public. First and second place winners will receive a publicity package of 200 announcements to the art buying public.
  • Winners go into the online Winners Archive with links to your art site.
  • Winners receive a personal critique of the artwork submitted as well as recommendations on appropriate niche markets.

The Horse Juried Online Art Competition

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Oil vs Acrylic Challenge – Call for Artists

Las Laguna Gallery is seeking submissions from oil and acrylic painters for the Oil vs Acrylic Challenge.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 7 Oct 2016

This unique open theme exhibition is designed to explore the differences and similarities between the two mediums.

Artists selected for this exhibition will display their work at Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, California.

This premier gallery sits atop the cliffs on Coast Highway overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Each year thousands of art lovers travel to Laguna Beach to view and purchase art.

Oil vs Acrylic Challenge

Las Laguna Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture through unique collaborations between artists, students, and the community.

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From Where I Stand – Call for Artists

uBe Art, in Berkeley, CA, is excited to invite artists of all medium to submit work that represents your unique point of view.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 15 Oct 2015

uBe Art is opening their doors to artists worldwide. They are eager to learn what artists in all regions of the world are creating and share your perspective with the Bay Area.

Whether it is your physical surrounding, your culture, or your internal landscape, where you stand is profoundly unique. uBe Art wants to see how these diverse influences are reflected in art across the globe – from small towns to transient cities.

Located in a busy cluster of shops and restaurants and established open studio spaces. Unlike traditional galleries, uBe Art will take only 40% commission on sales. Top selling artists will have the opportunity to remain on exhibition thru the holiday season.

uBe Art has created an inviting space that keep clients returning that is engaging and welcoming – music streams, a cocktail is offered if the hour is right, our seating encourages people to hang out, and creative workshops entice even the timid to participate.

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Close to the Heart – Call for Artists

Las Laguna Gallery invites all local, national and international artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums for this call for art.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 18 Jan 2015.

Artists working in acrylic, oil, watercolor, pencil, graphite, digital and traditional photography, collage, mixed media and more can submit works that are close to the heart. The works can be literal or abstract as long as you put your heart into it.

Las Laguna Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture – regionally, nationally and internationally; through unique collaborations between artists, students and the community.

We make it a point to intentionally curate artwork that is interesting and engaging to the art collector and the art lover.

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