Biennial Archives - Side Arts

Biennale Exhibition (Hilton Head, SC) – Call For Artists

Biennale Exhibition (Hilton Head, SC) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Art League of Hilton Head announces a call for artists for the 2023 Biennale Exhibition. This national juried exhibition is held every other year and features multiple media types including oil, acrylic, pastel, watermedia, photography, mixed media, and three-dimensional art.

Entries must be original in concept, composition, and execution. Artwork created under the supervision of an instructor is not eligible. Artwork must not be copied in part or wholly from any published or copyrighted work. Giclées are not acceptable. Jewelry art will not be accepted in this exhibit. Any entry considered offensive or not meeting exhibition criteria may be rejected by the Exhibition Committee at its sole discretion.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 31 March 2023

The Biennale Exhibition is open to US visual artists, 18 years or older.

  • Event Date: May 16 – June 17, 2023
  • Notification Date: April 12, 2023

All entries will be juried from a digital image. Each artist may enter up to three pieces of original artwork created within the last three years and never accepted into an Art League of Hilton Head juried show before. Only one piece of art per artist will be accepted into the show.

All information provided on the original entry as to title, size, and the price will be accepted as final. No changes may be made once accepted into the show. Please consider the gallery commission when pricing your artwork. All exhibited work must be for sale and priced with the intent to sell. A 40% commission to Art League of Hilton Head Island will be retained on all sales that occur during the show or as a result of the show.

All works must be quality framed and protected by Plexiglas where appropriate. Only pastel pieces may be covered with glass. Each piece should be securely wired and ready for hanging. Pieces may not exceed 60″ x 60″ including the frame or weigh more than 30 pounds.

Sculptures and other three-dimensional art must not exceed 48″ x 48″ x 48” vertical or weigh more than 30 pounds. Freestanding sculptures should not need special mounting. Small works may be enclosed in a clear plastic case. Bas-reliefs must be wired for hanging.

All 2D pieces must be hung via a metal artwork wire. Art League of Hilton Head reserves the right to exclude accepted work should its size or weight differ from its representation in the initial submission.

Accepted artworks can be hand-delivered May 13 and 14, 2023, from 12:00 – 4:00 PM or shipped to Art League Gallery by Friday, May 12.

Any unsold artwork can be picked up in person or returned via UPS. The artist is responsible for all UPS packaging and shipping charges.


The 28th Biennale Exhibition Judge, Aline Ordman, received her BFA at Cornell University, and continued her training at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, earning a degree in Illustration.

“My goal as an artist is to find those times and places where beauty is not only evident but startling and suddenly present.”

Aline is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America, a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society, a signature member of the Oil Painters of America, and a Master Circle Pastelist with the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS). She has juried for the Pastel Society of America’s National Juried show, The Pastel Journal’s Top 100 Animal and Wildlife Competition, the Pastel Society of New Mexico’s Annual Juried Show, and the Adirondack Plein Air Festival Awards.

She was featured in an article in the February issue of the Pastel Journal and has been honored with awards at the 33rd, 34th, and 38th Annual Juried Shows of the Pastel Society of America in New York City. Aline has won awards several times in the Top 100 Pastels issues of the Pastel Journal. Her work has been accepted in national juried shows of the American Impressionist Society, The Pastel Society of America, and the Oil Painters of America. Aline teaches workshops throughout the country and in Europe. She is represented by Camden Falls Gallery in Camden, Maine; Blue Heron Gallery in Wellfleet, MA; Brickhouse Gallery, VT; and Little Gallery in Mackinac, MI.

Biennale Exhibition Awards

Over $5,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. All accepted works of art selected by three jurors will be on display at the Art League Gallery inside the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. This state-of-the-art gallery provides the finest exhibit space with high tourist and community visibility.

Art League of Hilton Head will host an awards reception for artists, sponsors, Art League members, and the general public on May 19, 2023, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

About Art League of Hilton Head

Art League of Hilton Head is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit visual arts organization on Hilton Head Island with a synergistic art gallery and teaching academy. The Academy Academy welcomes artists and students in all media at all skill levels, including true beginners. Choose from many art classes and workshops that change monthly and are taught by professional art educators.

Art League Gallery features local artwork in all media created by more than 200 member artists. All artwork on display is for sale and exhibits change every month. Located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, next to the box office. Art League Gallery is open every day Mondays through Saturdays at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sundays at 12:00 to 4:00 PM plus 90 minutes prior to all Arts Center performances.

For more information, contact


First Nations Contemporary Biennial – Call For Artists

First Nations Contemporary Biennial – Call For Artists

The Tubac Center of the Arts presents the First Nations Contemporary Biennial, an exhibition of contemporary art created by First Nations/Native American artists. Artists are urged to enter work which is innovative in concept and approach. Work must have been completed within the last 36 months. All work must be the original creation of the artist. Any media is eligible.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 2 Aug 2018

Juried by Nez Perce-Onondaga contemporary artist Frank Buffalo Hyde. This exhibition is open to any First Nations artist in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Pieces will be for sale and eligible for prizes. This is Tubac’s first major exhibition of First Nations/Native American contemporary art. It offers artists the opportunity to explore their medium and have gallery space. Tubac is considered one of the finest art towns in America (Los Angeles Times) and provides substantive publicity for artists and their work.


  • August 3 to 8, 2018: Jury process
  • August 9, 2018: Notifications to artists
  • September 8 – 10 , 2018: Shipped art due
  • Monday, September 10, 2018: Hand delivered art due
  • Friday, September 14, 2018: Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, 5:00-7:00 pm
  • Monday, October 22, 2018: Art must be picked up
  • Week of October 29, 2018: Shipped work returned

First Nations Contemporary Biennial Awards

  • Best of Show $500
  • Award of Excellence $300
  • Award of Merit $250
  • Juror’s Award $100
  • Honorable Mention $75
  • Honorable Mention $75

About Tubac Center of the Arts

The Tubac Center of the Arts has featured work from a variety of nationally known artists including Felice House, Maynard Dixon, and Olivia Barrionuevo. Within the three galleries, Tubac has sought to offer challenging exhibitions that present thought-provoking and innovative art. As a nonprofit entity, Tubac can take aesthetic chances that for-profit galleries may not. The center offers a performing arts series, open studio tour, and educational programs for adults and children. Located just south of Tucson, the Tubac Center of the Arts seeks to re-imagine the borderlands as a place of vibrant artistic, cultural, and economic possibility.

For more information, contact