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ARC Salon (International Art Competition) – Call For Artists

ARC Salon (International Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Art Renewal Center announces a call for artists for The 17th International ARC Salon Competition.

When talking about competitions dedicated to 21st Century Realism, the International ARC Salon is the largest in the world. With over $130,000 in cash awards and international recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, and museums, don’t miss your chance to compete.

Categories include: figurative, portraiture, imaginative realism, drawing, landscape, still life, plein air painting, fully from life, sculpture, animals, and a special category for teens.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 13 June 2024

Artists may enter and win in one or multiple categories. The competition is open to all those who wish to apply worldwide. There is no limit to the number of artworks you may enter.

Unlike many other competitions, the International ARC Salon is only dedicated to representational art and artists. Representational artwork in all styles spanning from highly realistic to impressionistic to imaginative qualify. To ARC’s knowledge there is not another visual art competition that offers the number of categories and diversity of awards as the ARC Salon Art Competition. Organizations from around the world participate by offering a variety of prizes and opportunities for artists.

The ARC Salon is flexible for artists in that works entered into the competition do not have to be available for sale, though there are sale opportunities for works that are, and works do not have to be available to travel in the live exhibition to compete and win the top awards in the competition. There are always enough works that are available to create the show.

ARC Salon Artist Benefits

Over 180 awards and honorable mentions. Applicants will have a chance to participate in the planned exhibition at Sotheby’s New York in the summer of 2026.

All winners, honorable mentions, finalists, and semi-finalists will have their entries accompanied by their name and artwork details displayed on the ARC website. Biography, photo of the artist, and painting descriptions provided during the entry process may be shown for all qualifying works. All winners, honorable mentions, and some finalists will be featured in the 17th/18th International ARC Salon Book, “International Realism”. In addition, all winners and honorable mentions will receive an award certificate suitable for framing.

About The Art Renewal Center

The ARC is devoted to promoting education in realistic art utilizing training techniques and the proliferation of historical art works. The philosphy, written by ARC Chairman, Frederick C. Ross, delves into the significance of realistic artworks and what they mean to humanity as a whole. Learn how art is a universal language and how to tell the difference between a work of art that is successful and one that falls short.

For more information, contact sabrina.foland@artrenewal.org

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PleinAir Salon March Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

PleinAir Salon March Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] PleinAir Magazine announces a call for artists for their PleinAir Salon March Art Competition. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition, with 12 monthly cycles, leading to the annual PleinAir Salon winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition.

This is an online competition with annual awards totaling $50,000. No mailing your artwork for an exhibition. Enter paintings for the PleinAir Salon March Art Competition whether you have won another competition or not.

 

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 31 March 2024

The Early Bird Discount ends March 15th at 11:59 pm. Enter before then to receive 25% off your entries. Just $29 for your first and $12 for each additional painting. The regular price is $38 for the first painting and $16 for each additional painting.

There are over $2,000 in cash prizes awarded each month, and $22,000 awarded at the Annual Competition each May. Each of the 23 monthly winners are included in the judging for the 13th Annual PleinAir Salon where PleinAir Magazine awards the Grand Prize winner a check for $15,000 and feature their painting on the magazine’s cover, which is the #1 representational art magazine at Barnes & Noble.

The winners of each monthly competition are automatically entered into the running for the Annual Competition and a $15,000 check!

Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition and exposure through PleinAir magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletters, and social media. The Annual Awards will be presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo in May 2024.

About PleinAir Magazine

PleinAir Magazine is for plein air artists, enthusiasts, and collectors showcasing a wide variety of plein air paintings, articles on the top plein air artists of today and past, and the latest information on events and shows. The PleinAir Salon Art Competition has been awarding cash prizes and promoting artists for 12 years.

For more information, contact pleinairsalon@streamlinepublishing.com

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PleinAir Salon February Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

PleinAir Salon February Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] PleinAir Magazine announces a call for artists for their PleinAir Salon February Art Competition. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition, with 12 monthly cycles, leading to the annual PleinAir Salon winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition.

This is an online competition with annual awards totaling $50,000. No mailing your artwork for an exhibition. Enter paintings for the PleinAir Salon February Art Competition whether you have won another competition or not.

 

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 29 February 2024

The Early Bird Discount ends February 15th at 11:59 pm. Enter before then to receive 25% off your entries. Just $29 for your first and $12 for each additional painting. The regular price is $38 for the first painting and $16 for each additional painting.

There are over $2,000 in cash prizes awarded each month, and $22,000 awarded at the Annual Competition each May. Each of the 23 monthly winners are included in the judging for the 13th Annual PleinAir Salon where PleinAir Magazine awards the Grand Prize winner a check for $15,000 and feature their painting on the magazine’s cover, which is the #1 representational art magazine at Barnes & Noble. The winners of each monthly competition are automatically entered into the running for the Annual Competition and a $15,000 check!

Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition and exposure through PleinAir magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletters, and social media. The Annual Awards will be presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo in May 2024.

About PleinAir Magazine

PleinAir Magazine is for plein air artists, enthusiasts, and collectors showcasing a wide variety of plein air paintings, articles on the top plein air artists of today and past, and the latest information on events and shows. The PleinAir Salon Art Competition has been awarding cash prizes and promoting artists for 12 years.

For more information, contact pleinairsalon@streamlinepublishing.com

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ART 64: Live Painting Tournament (Wauwatosa, WI) – Call For Artists

ART 64: Live Painting Tournament (Wauwatosa, WI) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Discover Wauwatosa announces its 3rd annual call for artists for ART 64, a 2-day, bracket-style painting tournament with a grand prize of $20,000. ART 64 presented by North Shore Bank takes place in The Village of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, highlighting diverse, nationwide artists and local businesses.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 1 March 2024

In three rounds, 64 artists are paired to go head-to-head and given 60 minutes to create a work of art on a predetermined theme on canvas. Members of the public, both in-person and virtually, are invited to watch the paintings come to life and vote for their favorite artists to advance online.

All accepted participants will receive money for participating: All 64 artists who participate will receive a minimum of $100. Artists who advance to Round 2 will receive $250 in total. Artists who advance to Round 3 will receive $750 in total. The sole winner of ART 64 will receive $20,000 in total.

The 2023 ART 64 event saw over 8,000 visitors in The Village of Wauwatosa, thousands of votes cast for artists, and over 100 tournament paintings sold.

Discover Wauwatosa will auction all artwork online through OneCause’s mobile bidding auction platform. If sold, artists receive 70% of sale. 20% commission goes to the Wauwatosa Parks Improvement Fund and will be used to contribute to park system improvements adding to visitors’ experience and enjoyment of parks and green spaces. 10% will be used toward funding the following year’s ART 64 program.

Testimonials

“ART 64 is like no other art competition out there. As an artist, I loved the interaction with the public and being able to be part of such a well organized and fun event. I enjoyed meeting other artists and art enthusiasts…it was such an amazing family oriented celebration of art and I encourage all to be a part of the experience.” – 2023 Winner, Lori Ehlke

“ART 64 was honestly the best event I’ve participated in. The caliber of artists was amazing. The Village of Wauwatosa was not only an amazing venue, but the support of the village & their respective vendors was unmatched. The event ran the weekend without a single hiccup, even despite tricky weather conditions. This crew knows exactly what they’re doing and how to run the best artist-centered event I’ve seen.” – 2022 Winner, Ben Otten

“We are excited to bring a wide range of artists to Wauwatosa to compete in this one-of-a-kind event. It is an opportunity to showcase their unique talents and allow residents and visitors to experience art and our vibrant community in a completely unique way,” says Melissa Weiss, Deputy City Administrator for the City of Wauwatosa.

About Discover Wauwatosa

Discover Wauwatosa is the tourism organization for The City of Wauwatosa, an urban enclave with a charming small-town feel located 15 minutes west of downtown Milwaukee. It is affectionately known as “Tosa” to the locals, and is home to many locally-owned shops and restaurants, loads of outdoor activities and experiences, and affordable accommodations.

For more information, contact art64tosa@newaukee.com

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PleinAir Salon January Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

PleinAir Salon January Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] PleinAir Magazine announces a call for artists for their PleinAir Salon January Art Competition. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition, with 12 monthly cycles, leading to the annual PleinAir Salon winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition.

This is an online competition with annual awards totaling $50,000. No mailing your artwork for an exhibition. Enter paintings for the PleinAir Salon January Art Competition whether you have won another competition or not.

 

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 31 January 2024

The Early Bird Discount ends January 15th at 11:59 pm. Enter before then to receive 25% off your entries. Just $29 for your first and $12 for each additional painting. The regular price is $38 for the first painting and $16 for each additional painting.

There are over $2,000 in cash prizes awarded each month, and $22,000 awarded at the Annual Competition each May. Each of the 23 monthly winners are included in the judging for the 13th Annual PleinAir Salon where PleinAir Magazine awards the Grand Prize winner a check for $15,000 and feature their painting on the magazine’s cover, which is the #1 representational art magazine at Barnes & Noble. The winners of each monthly competition are automatically entered into the running for the Annual Competition and a $15,000 check!

Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition and exposure through PleinAir magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletters, and social media. The Annual Awards will be presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo in May 2024.

About PleinAir Magazine

PleinAir Magazine is for plein air artists, enthusiasts, and collectors showcasing a wide variety of plein air paintings, articles on the top plein air artists of today and past, and the latest information on events and shows. The PleinAir Salon Art Competition has been awarding cash prizes and promoting artists for 12 years.

For more information, contact pleinairsalon@streamlinepublishing.com

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Pink! National Juried Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

Pink! National Juried Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Libertytown Arts Workshop announces a call for artists for Pink!, a national juried exhibition.

Pink: It can be hot and bright. It can be pale and shy. It blushes, it glows, it compliments and clashes. Show how many ways it can show up in the world. Is your pink flowers in a vase? Is it an edgy kid with pink spiked hair? Is it a keepsake cancer support ribbon? Show how pink shows up in your life. All mediums welcome.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 19 January 2024

Application Fees:

  • 1st piece (Non-member): $25
  • 1st piece (Member): $15
  • Each additional piece: $ 5

All artists age 16 and older, working in any media, may apply to this show. Work previously exhibited in LibertyTown’s gallery is not eligible. Work must be original and not from kits.

Work accepted into the show must be for sale. Applications must be submitted electronically; no physical pieces will be accepted at the gallery for jurying. Work that will be displayed must be ready to show, with no unfired media, no wet paint or other unfinished surfaces. LibertyTown will provide pedestals and shelving as needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work.

Calendar:

  • 1/21: Notifications sent via Submittable Only
  • 1/29: Accepted work due at LibertyTown by 8PM
  • 2/2: Opening reception
  • 2/25: Show closes, unsold work may be picked up/will be shipped back

Accepted Work Delivery and Return: You will be notified via Submittable if your work is accepted. Please make sure your email address is correct when you sign up and that you check the site on or around the notification date. Accepted work must arrive at LibertyTown by the stated due date. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show. Pre-paid return shipping labels should be included with any work that may require return shipping. Our address is LibertyTown Arts Workshop, 916 Liberty Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Usage: Artists applying to this show grant LibertyTown Arts Workshop unlimited non-exclusive right to use images of accepted work to promote the exhibit and the gallery.

Pink! Artist Benefits

Awards:

  • 1st Place: $400
  • 2nd Place: $200
  • 3rd Place: $100

Commission: LibertyTown keeps a commission of 40% on all show sales. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show.

About LibertyTown Arts Workshop

LibertyTown Arts Workshop is a 13,000 square foot art facility located in downtown, Fredericksburg, Virginia. LibertyTown is home to over 80 artists, working artists’ studios, and a full spectrum of art classes offered to the public. Main gallery Shows rotate monthly. This ensures that LibertyTown is always presenting new items for local patrons to enjoy and experience. LibertyTown features show items for viewing and sale on their website and features show items on Facebook and Instagram pages. Located downtown, the location is walkable, and they have many visitors local and visiting. LibertyTown participates in “First Friday” art receptions, which is a well-attended event that happens monthly.

For more information, contact info@LibertyTownArts.com

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The Other Art Fair Dallas (May 2024) – Call For Artists

The Other Art Fair Dallas (May 2024) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Other Art Fair, presented by SaatchiArt, announces a call for artists for the 7th edition of The Other Art Fair Dallas, happening at Dallas Market Hall from May 9-12, 2024.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 21 January 2024

Artists that exhibit at The Other Art Fair Dallas gain access to unique marketing support from Saatchi Art, including:

  • Create a free profile on SaatchiArt. This profile opens you and your artwork to a worldwide base of art collectors, expanding your online community and reach.
  • The opportunity to be chosen by the curation and fair team for multiple Saatchi Art collections, exclusively highlighting artworks of The Other Art Fair exhibitors. These collections are promoted by Saatchi Art and The Other Art Fair.
  • The opportunity to be chosen as featured artwork for marketing pre-Fair by Saatchi Art and The Other Art Fair through email, web, and social promoting the edition of The Other Art Fair where you will be exhibiting.

Are you a first-time exhibitor? You belong here. The Fair provides support to artists, including:

  • A marketing workshop that provides helpful tips to inviting your community, no matter how small or large, plus inspiration for how to best curate your stand.
  • Personalized marketing assets that you can use on social media and email, to share with your contacts.
  • Access to an artist portal with logos, marketing assets, recorded workshops, and important details and deadlines, making marketing collateral easy to find.
  • A valued place in a community of artists that you can go to for friendship, advice, expertise, and support.

About The Other Art Fair

Presented by SaatchiArt, the world’s leading online art gallery, the Fair is a global gathering of creative thinkers, game changers, and pleasure seekers sharing emerging talent and unforgettable experiences. Set against the backdrop of the world’s biggest cities, each fair is different. The Fair combines boundary-pushing, yet always affordable, works with immersive installations, performances, and the odd tattoo or taxidermy class thrown in for good measure.

Art isn’t confined to convention or rule, and how you enjoy it shouldn’t be either. A place where art feels accessible, where everyone fits in, where the experience exists outside of four white walls and the same four artists? That’s not normal. That’s The Other Art Fair.

For more information, contact kalyani.franklin@theotherartfair.com

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Mulvane Art Fair (Topeka, KS) – Call For Artists

Mulvane Art Fair (Topeka, KS) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Mulvane Art Museum announces a call for artists for the Mulvane Art Fair in Topeka, Kansas, to be held June 2024.

In 2024, the 30th annual Mulvane Art Fair, a juried event, will feature more the 85 artists from across the country and draw thousands of art lovers. With a focus on quality and variety, the fine art event is a favorite in the community and region. Proceeds from the event support the mission and programs of the Mulvane Art Museum, which is Topeka’s only art museum and on the Washburn University campus.

High standards for art are key to the success of the 2024 Mulvane Art Fair.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 23 February 2024

The Mulvane Art Fair has been an annual favorite among artists and art appreciators since 1992. During this two-day event, thousands of people visit the beautiful grounds of Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Even more special, this year, the Mulvane Art Musuem is celebrating its centennial and will be promoting this incredible milestone. The Museum is providing community art engagement activities in the months leading up to the show to organically promote the anniversary. They have increased the entertainment options as part of the celebration. It will be a remarkable year!

In 2023, Purchase Patrons who pledged $27,500 in advance to purchase art, spent over $70,000. The Musuem expects Purchase Patron pledges to be even greater in 2024.

On-site judging of the artists’ booths will take place 10 AM – 1 PM the Saturday of the Art Fair. The Award Presentation will occur at 3pm on Saturday.

Cash Awards

  • $500 Best of Show
  • $300 Best of 2-Dimensional
  • $300 Best of 3-Dimensional

“Love the patron program and purchase awards. Love the on-campus housing option, the relaxed Friday setup. All volunteers and organizers were very helpful and friendly.” ~Landscape Painter/exhibiting artist from 2023 (anonymous artist survey)

About Mulvane Art Museum

The Mulvane Art Museum exists to facilitate creative thought and intellectual growth. They offer free admission to a nationally accredited facility with over 9,000 square feet of exhibition space, four art classrooms, two sculpture gardens, an interactive artmaking space, and over 6,000 works of art. As a Department of Washburn University that is sustained by memberships, donations, and grants, they rely on support to provide free access to exhibitions and the ArtLab.

For more information, contact stacy.ash@washburn.edu

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PleinAir Salon December Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

PleinAir Salon December Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] PleinAir Magazine announces a call for artists for their PleinAir Salon December Art Competition. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition, with 12 monthly cycles, leading to the annual PleinAir Salon winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition.

This is an online competition with annual awards totaling $50,000. No mailing your artwork for an exhibition. Enter paintings for the PleinAir Salon December Art Competition whether you have won another competition or not.

 

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 31 December 2023

The Early Bird Discount ends December 15th at 11:59 pm. Enter before then to receive 25% off your entries. Just $29 for your first and $12 for each additional painting. The regular price is $38 for the first painting and $16 for each additional painting.

There are over $2,000 in cash prizes awarded each month, and $22,000 awarded at the Annual Competition each May. Each of the 23 monthly winners are included in the judging for the 13th Annual PleinAir Salon where PleinAir Magazine awards the Grand Prize winner a check for $15,000 and feature their painting on the magazine’s cover, which is the #1 representational art magazine at Barnes & Noble. Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition and exposure through PleinAir magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletters, and social media. The Annual Awards will be presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo in May 2024.

About PleinAir Magazine

PleinAir Magazine is for plein air artists, enthusiasts, and collectors showcasing a wide variety of plein air paintings, articles on the top plein air artists of today and past, and the latest information on events and shows. The PleinAir Salon Art Competition has been awarding cash prizes and promoting artists for 12 years.

For more information, contact pleinairsalon@streamlinepublishing.com

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National Exhibition Of Traditional Oils (Wichita, KS) – Call For Artists

National Exhibition Of Traditional Oils (Wichita, KS) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Oil Painters of America (OPA) announces a call for artists for the 33rd National Exhibition of Traditional Oils, to be held April 5 – May 31, 2024, at Mark Arts, Wichita, Kansas, exhibited in the Gladys and Karl T. Wiedemann Gallery. Artists eligible to compete are citizens – both natural born or otherwise – of the continent of North America who are 2024 OPA members.

Click here for the application / registration

Apply by: 12 January 2024

The entry fee is $35 for one, $50 for two, and $60 for three; only one may be accepted. Maximum size limitation 1,200 sq in.

The juror for the National Exhibition of Traditional Oils will be Sherrie McGraw OPAM.   The acceptance list will be announced on 2/6/2024.

OPA will offer a $25,000 cash Best in Show award with total exhibition award amount $100,000 in cash and merchandise. This show will be promoted in nationwide art magazines such as American Art Collector, International Artists Magazine, Southwest Art, Fine Art Connoisseur, and Art of the West. Collectors from around the country have been invited to preview the show before it is open to the public. Becoming a member of OPA opens the door to virtual learning from some of the country’s top artists, multiple exhibition opportunities throughout the year, exclusive deals and discounts on quality art supplies and advertising plus networking with Master Artists.

About Oil Painters of America

OPA is one of the top art organizations in North America with over 3,600 members ranging from student to Master Signature members. Dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art, Oil Painters of America’s primary mission is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by drawing attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition, and the appreciation of light.

Through national and regional shows, educational programs, scholarships and marketing efforts, OPA has become a leader in the art community and a driving force in the new Renaissance.

For more information, contact mail@oilpaintersofamerica.com

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