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Unique By Nature: Juried Art Show (McKinney, TX) – Call For Artists

Unique By Nature: Juried Art Show (McKinney, TX) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC), with Arts and Music Guild volunteers, announces a call for artists for the Unique By Nature juried art competition and exhibition.

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Enter by: 15 March 2024

One large scale artwork will be awarded a $6,000 Purchase Prize and become part of MPAC’s permanent, public art collection. The artwork must be 36″ on any dimension (not including the frame). No 3D artwork will be considered for the Purchase Prize. Based on received applications, 10 large scale pieces will be selected. The selected artwork will become a permanent part of the MPAC collection, which welcomes over 100k visitors annually.

Daisha Board of Daisha Board Gallery, Dallas, Texas, will identify the winning artwork in addition to judging the cash prize pieces.

About The McKinney Performing Arts Center

McKinney Performing Arts Center is considered the community arts center for McKinney, Texas. MPAC is home to two theater groups and hosts events, meetings, schools, concerts, city sessions, and church on the weekend. Since their Cultural District designation in 2018, the Center has added 12 public art pieces and continued to grow their collection. Visitors to Downtown McKinney not only get to shop, dine, and play, but also are exposed to great art and storytelling. The Center’s goal is to continue to provide a space for the community to share their experiences, culture, and ideas in the unique form of fine and performance art.  The location and activity in the building has been a wonderful catalysis to the booming economy within Downtown McKinney, Texas.

For more information, contact jbrunell@mckinneytexas.org

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Action Reaction (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Action Reaction (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Decagon Gallery announces a call for artists for the Action Reaction online photography exhibition. The gallery seeks photographic works that capture the dynamic interplay between action and reaction in our world.

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Enter by: 15 March 2024

Photographers are invited to submit images that explore the cause-and-effect relationships, moments of impact, and chain reactions that shape our lives and environment. Whether it’s a split-second reaction to a decisive action or a series of events unfolding over time, submit your visual interpretations of this theme.

Selected works will be featured in an online curated exhibition on the gallery’s website, providing a platform for photographers to showcase their interpretations of the Action Reaction Exhibition to a wide audience.

  • A cash award of $200 and one copy of the exhibition catalogue will be given to the First Place entry and the photographer will be offered a free gallery in the Featured section of the gallery’s website. This winning entry will be promoted on social media.
  • The Second Place entry will be given a cash award of $100 and one copy of the exhibition catalogue and promotion on social media.
  • The Third Place entry will be given a cash award of $50 and promoted on social media.

About Decagon Gallery

Decagon Gallery is an online photography gallery based in Brooklyn, New York, that offers photographers a curated platform to showcase their work and connect with art enthusiasts worldwide.

The gallery maintains a robust online presence through its website and social media. It promotes through email marketing, social media, and collaborations with other art organizations.

Photographers are promoted through juried exhibitions, several entry-free exhibitions, the featured artists section of the gallery’s website, unique solo exhibitions, and an online platform that offers fine art prints for sale from photographers.

For more information, contact info@decagongallery.com

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Colors Of The Commonplace (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

Colors Of The Commonplace (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Colors of the Commonplace, an online photography competition.

The word commonplace suggests things we see without really noticing them. Some synonyms are vanilla, customary, every day, and mundane, with examples like doors, buildings, benches, cars, teacups, and glasses that you come across everyday while out walking, on the train, in the car, at the supermarket, or in your own house.

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Enter by: 11 February 2024

The challenge for this call is creating images where the colors of the commonplace create an image with impact and make it pop. Show how you choose to meet this challenge. As with all NYC4PA calls for entry, all 2d photographs are welcome.

NYC4PA offers opportunities to participate in themed calls for photographers. Each call has a different theme and 50 images win. The prizes total $4000. There is a grand prize, 3 first prizes, 3 second prizes, 3 third prizes, 20 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions. All 50 winners are posted in a gallery on the NYC4PA website and included in an exhibition gallery. The call is open to any photographers worldwide and of any age, amateurs or professional. A professional photographer, gallery owner, or photography teacher is the juror.

About New York Center for Photographic Art

The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in the vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. Prizes include cash awards, online gallery, catalog, and New York City gallery exhibits.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.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.

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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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From A Seed: The World of Botanicals (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

From A Seed: The World of Botanicals (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for From A Seed: The World of Botanicals, an online photography competition.

Both through world travel and exploring the neighborhoods we live in, we come across the vast variety of botanicals both indigenous to local areas and, with controlled climates, those native to far away places. We gain an appreciation for the variety of life that starts with a seed, whether it is the spectacular greenery of a forest or jungle, exciting beauty of flowers bursting with color, wonderful edibles like bright red tomatoes and pink blushed peaches, or textures and layers of botanicals in a black and white print.

With autumn approaching in the northern hemisphere and spring in the southern, capture your unique view of favorite flowers, trees, variegated leaf patterns, vines, fruit, as well as gardens at the beach, on your window sill, in a snow covered park, or in the rain forest.

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Enter by: 17 December 2023

As with all NYC4PA calls, all 2D photo mediums are welcome.

NYC4PA offers opportunities to participate in themed calls for photographers. Each call has a different theme and 50 images win. The prizes total $4000. There is a grand prize, 3 first prizes, 3 second prizes, 3 third prizes, 20 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions. All 50 winners are posted in a gallery on the NYC4PA website and included in an exhibition gallery. The call is open to any photographers worldwide and of any age, amateurs or professional. A professional photographer, gallery owner, or photography teacher is the juror.

About New York Center for Photographic Art

The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in the vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. Prizes include cash awards, online gallery, catalog, and New York City gallery exhibits.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com

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Luminosity (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

Luminosity (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Luminosity, an online photography competition.

Photography is all about light – its presence as well as its absence. There is an iconic photograph of Grand Central Station with streams of sunlight filling the airspace as it reflects off dust particles in the air. For photographers the time of day an image is captured can be as important as the selection of the subject itself. What may be nothing more than a snapshot at one time of day becomes an impactful image at another. Strategically placed lighting is critical in creating great portraits and late afternoon is a world of shadow and light that warms everything it touches.

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Enter by: 29 October 2023

For Luminosity, NYC4PA is looking for images where the presence, absence, and/or the location of light made the difference – glare, flare, shadow, fill light, lampshades aglow from an inside bulb, night lights in a city, and streaming rays of sunlight. There are examples everywhere. Show your shots where light is a key element. All 2D photos are accepted.

NYC4PA offers opportunities to participate in themed calls for photographers. Each call has a different theme and 50 images win. The prizes total $4000. There is a grand prize, 3 first prizes, 3 second prizes, 3 third prizes, 20 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions. All 50 winners are posted in a gallery on the NYC4PA website and included in an exhibition gallery. The call is open to any photographers worldwide and of any age, amateurs or professional. A professional photographer, gallery owner, or photography teacher is the juror.

About New York Center for Photographic Art

The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in the vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. Prizes include cash awards, online gallery, catalog, and New York City gallery exhibits.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Faber Birren Color Award (Stamford, CT) – Call For Artists

Faber Birren Color Award (Stamford, CT) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Stamford Art Association announces a call for artists for the 43nd Annual National Faber Birren Color Award Exhibit. In 1980, Faber Birren, world renowned color consultant and author of 27 books on color, endowed the Faber Birren Color Award Exhibit with awards for original and creative expression of color. The exhibition has grown from regional to national in scope, and encourages artists in all media. To be held at The Townhouse Gallery in Stamford and online.

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Enter by: 23 September 2023

  • Artist Notification: September 30th
  • Receiving: October 13th at  12 – 2 PM. October 14th at 12 – 2 PM if hand delivered
  • Show dates: October 26 – December 15, 2023
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, October 26th at 5:30 – 7:30 PM
  • Closing Reception: Friday, December 15th at  5:30 – 7:30 PM
  • Pickup: December 15th at 7:30 – 8:30 PM and December 16th at 12 – 2 PM

Juror: Joseph Henry (Art History Ph.D. Candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center and Florence B. Selden Fellow at the Yale University Art Gallery)

Prizes: Over $1200 in awards including first, second, third, and honorable mention prizes. Winners will be asked to participate in a video presentation.

About Stamford Art Association

Established in 1971 by a group of 24 local artists in an 1874 historical townhouse, the Stamford Art Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organization whose members include painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, and multimedia artists. The association is supported by grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Connecticut Humanities, the City of Stamford, the Kuriansky Foundation, and generous donations from individual artists and friends. Their mission is to provide art and education programs as well as a forum where emerging and professional artists can exhibit artwork and engage with other artists, community organizations, and the public.

For more information, contact stamfordartassn@optonline.net.

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FlashPoint Photography Exhibition (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

FlashPoint Photography Exhibition (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Las Laguna Art Gallery announces a call for artists working in all photographic mediums to submit images to be considered for the FlashPoint exhibition. The theme is open. Artwork can be in color or in black and white.

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Enter by: 30 September 2023

All artists who submit artwork to FlashPoint will be accepted and have at least one of their submitted works posted and promoted on the gallery’s website and to their client list. A select number of artists will be chosen to send their work to the gallery for the in-person exhibition at a brick-and-mortar gallery in Laguna Beach, California.

About Las Laguna Art Gallery

Since 2013, Las Laguna Gallery has held open calls for art, calls for entry, and calls for art opportunities for artists to promote and sell their art in a gallery.

Quickly becoming one of the premier contemporary and fine art galleries in Laguna Beach, California; 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.

Las Laguna Gallery is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Village. Laguna Village is an artist alcove on the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This location is a must stop location with artist galleries and jewelry shops. The location features a restaurant, bar, and there is live music in the fire-side theater Tuesday through Saturday.

Unlike other art galleries in Laguna Beach who only select local artists, Las Laguna Art Gallery chooses artists from around the globe.

With more than 100 art galleries and artist studios to explore, you’ll come to understand why Laguna Beach is a beloved “art colony.” In fact, the area was discovered by artists. In the late 1800s, visitors were making an annual pilgrimage through the canyons to camp at Laguna Beach each summer. By 1903, painters like Norman St Clair were visiting from San Francisco, attracted to the landscape and light only found on the coast of Laguna. Like tourists of any era, St Clair returned home with glowing reports and landscape paintings that led his artist friends to follow him south. It wasn’t long before plein air (painting outdoors) artists like William Wendt and Frank Cuprien moved to Laguna Beach. Within a few years, Laguna Beach had a permanent population of about 300 people – half of whom were artists.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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Fictional Narrative (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Fictional Narrative (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Decagon Gallery announces a call for artists for Fictional Narrative, an online photography exhibition.

This exhibition celebrates the art of visual storytelling. The gallery invites photographers to submit their most captivating, evocative, and narrative-driven images. They are looking for images that tell a story, convey an emotion, or capture a moment in time. Submit a portrait that captures the essence of a person, a landscape that evokes a sense of place, or a still life that suggests a larger narrative.

 

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Enter by: 10 November 2023

This exhibit will run online from November 15 through December 31, 2023. The gallery receives thousands of visits worldwide.

Curators will choose approximately 35 images for this exhibition. The First Place entry for Fictional Narrative will receive a cash prize of $300. The gallery aggressively promotes its exhibits in social media and direct mail. The gallery encourages visitors to inquire about sales. All inquiries are forwarded to the photographer — no commissions are charged in the event a sale is made.

About Decagon Gallery

Decagon Gallery is a Brooklyn-based enterprise that offers several means for photographers to exhibit their works to the world. Fee-based entries are heavily promoted and offer cash prizes. The Flash exhibits, which are posted frequently, are free of fees and widely viewed. Solo exhibitions and featured artists are designed to showcase photographers in a unique setting. They offer an opportunity to present a portfolio of work that stays on the gallery’s website for at least 12 months.

For more information, contact info@decagongallery.com.

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The Beauty Of Still Life (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

The Beauty Of Still Life (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Decagon Gallery announces a call for artists for The Beauty of Still Life, an online photography exhibition. Explore the beauty and artistry of still life photography. Through a collection of stunning and thought-provoking images, the gallery aims to showcase the power of everyday objects to evoke emotion, tell stories, and capture the essence of life.

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Enter by: 10 August 2023

From the simple beauty of a vase of flowers to the intricate details of a carefully arranged table setting, these images celebrate the artistry and meaning of still life photography. They offer a glimpse into the beauty and complexity of the world around us, and invite us to reflect on the ways in which everyday objects can inspire and delight us.

The Beauty Of Still Life: Artist Benefits

  • A cash award of $300 will be given to the First Place entry, as decided by a juror
  • The exhibition will run online from mid-August through September
  • The exhibit will be posted on the gallery’s website for six weeks and as a video on YouTube
  • Promotion on social media will be directed to art collectors and galleries
  • A beautifully designed printed hard cover catalogue will be available for purchase
  • All inquiries from visitors who wish to purchase any photos will be forwarded to the photographer – the gallery will not facilitate sales nor will they take any commissions

About Decagon Gallery

The purpose of Decagon Gallery is to provide a platform for photographers to showcase their work and connect with a global audience. Each month, the gallery selects a specific theme that challenges photographers to interpret and capture it in their own distinctive way. This approach not only encourages creativity but also allows viewers to engage with a diverse range of photographic styles and narratives. From landscapes and portraits to abstract and conceptual photography, exhibitions encompass a wide spectrum of genres, ensuring there is something for everyone to appreciate and enjoy.

Decagon Gallery aims to celebrate the art of photography, promote talented photographers, and provide a platform for artistic expression and appreciation. Through themed monthly exhibitions, they strive to inspire, educate, and entertain both photographers and viewers, creating a vibrant and inclusive space for the photography community to thrive.

For more information, contact director@decagongallery.com.

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