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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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.
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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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.
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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Focus Point Shape International Online Art Gallery announces The Horse Juried Online Art Competition for the month of September 2016.
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.
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Las Laguna Gallery is seeking submissions from oil and acrylic painters for the Oil vs Acrylic Challenge.
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.
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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uBe Art, in Berkeley, CA, is excited to invite artists of all medium to submit work that represents your unique point of view.
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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Las Laguna Gallery invites all local, national and international artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums for this call for art.
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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HEREart is invested in supporting artworks of all media and various content (painting, sculpture, photography,drawing, collage, media), but we concentrate on new work that in some way addresses the special conditions of our space. HEREart presents 6 exhibitions annually, curated by guest curators.
Deadline: 11/3/14 at 12:00 noon.
Exhibitions will take place between May 2015 – February 2016 and include curator-driven collaborations between artists, as well as large-scale initiatives by solo artists. HEREArt will provide one art installer for one day and a $400 budget (which must include shipping and transportation costs). We will also cover the costs to promote the show via our website, dedicated e-blasts, press release, and postcards (all of which HERE will design). Lastly, we will host an opening reception with wine. Artist selections will be announced by December 10, 2014.
HEREart provides emerging and early career visual artists and curators access to space at an active, well-located multi-arts center. We are interested in exhibitions that creatively work with our unique spaces and engage audiences with artwork that is specially curated to function within a busy environment. This focus on interactive space naturally leads HEREart to function as the center of a community of artists.
HERE is a very appropriate place for today’s active and interactive visual art: art that often moves, makes noise, and physically engages the viewer. HEREart seeks to snag these passers-by and engage them in a dialogue with the space in which we move.
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