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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.

For more information, contact info@ube-art.com.

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Materials: Hard and Soft – Call for Artists

The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2016 Call for Entries for the 29th annual Materials: Hard and Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 4 Sept 2015

Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard and Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media.

Drawing hundreds of applications from across the United States each year, approximately 70 works will be selected for exhibition by our 2016 Juror, Elizabeth Kozlowski. As the curator of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Kozlowki has over 12 years of curatorial and gallery experience with a specialty in contemporary ceramics. Of the works selected, Juror Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500 and $250 will be presented.

2016 Exhibition: February 5 – April 1, 2016 at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, Texas.

Greater Denton Arts Council is the central community arts organization for Denton, Texas.

For more information, contact exhibit@dentonarts.com.

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Popx – Call for Artists and Curators

The Ann Arbor Art Center, in partnership with founding donors Larry and Lucie Nisson and the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, is launching a visual arts initiative to infuse the Ann Arbor area with distinctive, inspirational, and interactive arts experiences that engage both artists and the public and enhance the vitality of the community.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 26 Apr 2015

Artists and curators are invited to come up with concepts for exhibitions inside of 100 sq ft pavilions that form the core placemaking and presentation vehicles for the inaugural POP·X festival, October 15-24, 2015 in Ann Arbor’s downtown Liberty Plaza Park.

Installation concepts can feature any media and ideally value sustained or interactive engagement by visitors and inspire those visitors with dynamic, thought-provoking, or fun expressions of contemporary arts. Open to all interested artists and curators, submitting as an individual or team.

Selection of Winning Exhibitions: May 7, 2015

Jury Panel: Yen Azzaro, Lily Cox-Richard, Harrell Fletcher, and Nick Tobier

This festival will provide significant opportunities for exposure, visibility, and creative expression for the artists/curators.

For over 105 years, the Ann Arbor Art Center has been sparking creativity in people of all ages and artistic abilities. Our mission: to be a contemporary forum for the visual arts through education, exploration, collaboration and exhibition, and to engage minds, expand perspectives and inspire growth in students of all ages, teachers, artists and the community.

Through innovative programming, thought-provoking exhibitions, a gallery shop offering locally-made artworks, and a variety of hands-on learning opportunities, the Art Center engages over 120,000 people annually in a variety of ways who are inspired to explore the power of the visual arts.

For more information, contact wrush@annarborartcenter.org.

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Outskirts: Bodies, Places, and Identities – Call for Artists

This is an exhibition project working towards creating a place for women artists from all walks of life, diverse cultural backgrounds, and different identities of race or sexuality.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 1 Jul 2015

The main focus will be on issues and concepts in relation to the embodied experience in time and space; the hybridization between identities and cultures; and the binary constructs of gender, homosexuality vs. heterosexuality, domestic vs. public spheres, and outskirt vs. center with respect to progress, societies, social spaces and identities.

The project will showcase the works of the participating women artists in a series of solo and collaborative exhibitions. Artists are encouraged to express new ideas and experiment with various media.

tAd is a small, not-for-profit, artist-run space, established to promote contemporary art practices as a way to stimulate dialogue between visual art, culture, and society.

For more information, contact contact@tadgallery.org.

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Commissions for the Art Maze

Art Playground are offering 4 commissions of £500 each to create work for their newest project- the Art Maze. We are building a maze where the walls are different artworks and each dead end is an installation.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 13 Mar 2015

The opportunity is open to artists working in any medium. We would like to work with artists who are interested in engaging their audience in a different way and creating work for a broad public audience of all ages. We’re interested in hearing from young, emerging artists as well as more established artists.

The maze will be open to the public 1-19 April.

“We’re expecting at least 3,000-4,000 visitors, based on previous similar projects and it’s an opportunity to engage with a really varied audience. The maze will be visited by adults and children, art enthusiasts and passers by alike.

We have a good track record in engaging press coverage for our events and the maze will be covered by a range of publications, via our website, mailing list and social media which will include information about the artists involved in the project.

We work closely with artists who responded to previous open calls and create opportunities and commissions within our work for them.”

We are a social enterprise. We create interactive arts project and places and provide opportunities for artists in the early stages of their career. We create arts events that engage adults and children alike and use empty retail spaces to encourage a new audience for art.

For more information, contact niki@artplayground.org.uk.

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Aloft Exhibition – Call for Artists

Beauty Art Gallery – Aloft exhibition call for artists explores the essence of elevated height, style, tone and attitude. Create depictions of the notions of flight, your vistas or visions to be part of this exhibit with unique artistic interpretations of loftiness.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 25 Apr 2015

Oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, collage, drawings, photography, fiber, mixed media. 784 square inches or smaller, example 28 x 28 inches. 18 years or older.

$1,400 in cash and merchandise awards: $400 first award. $250 each 2nd Award and Juror’s Award for Excellence.

Suburban Gallery seeking established and emerging artists. Unique gallery of art and artful handmade gifts and décor.

For more information, contact info@beautyartgallery.net.

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18th Annual National Collage Society Postcard Show

The National Collage Society, Inc. is hosting its 18th Annual Postcard Show. The Postcard Show is a small format show where 100% of the work submitted by NCS Members is accepted.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 2 Mar 2015.

All international artists are welcome to enter. All entries must be original and not have been previously shown in any NCS exhibit. Entry must be a collage. All work must be no larger or smaller than 4″ x 6″ and no more than 1/2″ in depth.

The goal of the National Collage Society is to foster the appreciation and interest in the recognized medium of collage. Collage has only been identified and defined during the twentieth century. The NCS, Inc. advances the stature of collage as a major art medium and assists in the public education through exhibits and workshops, lectures and publications.

For more information, contact info@nationalcollage.com.

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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.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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National Juried Painting Exhibition – Call for Artists

The Western Colorado Center for the Arts (Grand Junction, CO) invites you to submit for its 2015 Contemporary Painting Exhibition. The national exhibition will take place from May 15 to June 24 at The Art Center and will be juried by New York City / New Mexico painter Gregory Botts.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 4 Feb 2015 (Deadline extended).

Calendar of Events

  • January 17: Digital Image Postmark Deadline
  • March 16: Artist Notification
  • April 15-20: Shipped Work Delivery Deadline
  • May 5-8: Hand-delivered Works
  • May 15-June 24: Exhibition Dates
  • June 5: Reception
  • June 25-26: Pickup Hand-delivered Works
  • June 30: Begin Return of Shipped Works

Cash Awards

  • $750 Best of Show
  • $450 First Place
  • $300 Second Place
  • $250 Third Place

The Western Colorado Center for the Arts is located at 1803 N. 7th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501. Our hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9-4. Reach us at (970) 243-7337.

We are a community arts organization dedicated to improving quality of life by promoting the enjoyment and understanding of the arts through studio art instruction, educational programs for children and adults, exhibitions, and the acquisition, care, and display of a permanent art collection.

For more information, contact submissions@gjartcenter.org.

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Call For Fine Art Submissions

Art Hive Online – As we prepare to open our virtual doors, our curators are seeking fine art submissions from artists in such media as drawings, paintings, mixed media, digital art and photography.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 31 March 2015.

Our goal is to offer a diverse selection of high quality artworks across a wide variety of genre, style, size and media except for video art. Our expert panel will carefully review all submissions.

Art Hive Online is a new online platform and social network for professional emerging and established artists. Our “Connect, Select, and Collect” platform is designed to build bridges between artists, art enthusiasts and art collectors, creating access to a wider online buying audience.

It is free to display your art, and we work solely on commission. You keep possession of your work until it sells. We then pay and arrange for you to ship your work. Visit our website for additional answers to questions you might have on our online FAQ page.

For more information, contact connect@arthiveonline.com.

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