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All Water / Seascape (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Water / Seascape (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the All Water / Seascape art competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. Submit your best representational and non-representational art. This competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital, and mixed media / 3D art. An exhibition of all entrants will be held online from August 11th to September 7th, 2021.

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Deadline: 8 Aug 2021

All Water / Seascape Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images and $35 for up to eight. Funds in US Dollars.

Results posted: August 23rd, 2021. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, winner’s certificates, inclusion in the annual anthology publication, and event collateral.

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number 1 source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase Tomorrow’s Art Giants, Today. CAGOnline created CAGO Media to showcase talented artists. CAGO Media has two purposes. First is to share art business ideas, and second to introduce artists to the buying public. CAGO Media accomplishes both of these initiatives by producing radio and TV show programming. The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly in 15-to-20-minute episodes. Hosted by Sharon Belle Hawkshawe, each episode discusses everything pertaining to the Business of Art. The What is Art Show is a monthly 30-minute episode with hosts Michael Harris (art collector) and Sharon Hawkshawe (acclaimed artist), who discuss current art movements and art shows.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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Let’s Play (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Let’s Play (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Let’s Play. In the northern Hemisphere, summer is here, the weather is warm, and we have the great outdoors to play in. The truth; however, is we can play indoors and outdoors all year long no matter what the weather. “Play Ball” brings to mind baseball, but sports, including things like polo and volleyball, are only part of how we play. Don’t forget the myriad of other outdoor and indoor games. Consider childhood activities like hit the penny and hopscotch, running bases, playground swings, seesaws and merry go rounds. Indoors adds so much more with all the wonderful games like chess, mahjongg, bridge, and Monopoly.

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Deadline: 15 Aug 2021

Shots that focus on the game, equipment, or players are all part of the theme. Send in your interpretation of this broad and varied theme. As with all NYC4PA calls, all 2D photographic art is accepted. The call is open to any photographers worldwide – any age, amateur or professional.

NYC4PA gives photographers worldwide an opportunity to participate in themed calls for photographers. Each call offered has a different theme. The prizes total $3000. 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. A professional photographer, gallery owner, or photography teacher is the juror.

About New York Center for Photographic Art

New York Center for Photographic Art offers six to eight opportunities a year for any and all photographers, from amateur to professional, male or female, young or old. Photographers are encouraged to submit photographs based on the specific theme as laid out in the call. Ten winners receive cash prizes. Twenty submitters are selected as Juror’s Selections and 20 submitters are selected as Honorable Mentions.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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The Other Art Fair Dallas, Texas – Call For Artists

The Other Art Fair Dallas, Texas – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Applications are now open for the Fall edition of The Other Art Fair Dallas. The fair will take place from October 21-24, 2021 at Dallas Market Hall. Recognized as the leading artist fair, The Other Art Fair is a pioneering platform for uncovering and nurturing new creative talent, allowing artists to forge direct relationships with potential buyers and gallerists.

Each applicant is carefully considered by our selection committee, with the judges taking time to look at the submitted works, CV, and artist statement.

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Deadline: 16 Aug 2021

Successful applicants will receive the following as part of an 18-week exhibiting experience:

  • A booth at The Other Art Fair: In-Real-Life — fully-built booth including walling, lights, and name board (4 days, Thursday – Sunday)
  • Global promotion through the Online Studios e-commerce platform in partnership with Saatchi Art
  • Exposure before the Onsite Fair and after the Fair – exclusive to The Other Art Fair artists
  • Access to pre-fair preparation workshops in operations, marketing, and curation led by the Fair Team
  • Lifetime membership to The Other Art Fair’s artist community with access to insider newsletters, professional networking, and social events
  • Invite to the exhibitor-only Facebook community
  • Invitations to The Other Sessions, a professional development workshop series exclusive to Fair exhibitors
  • Exposure to a diverse audience of critics, gallerists, collectors, and art lovers
  • Selection by a panel of esteemed experts

About The Other Art Fair

Since 2011, The Other Art Fair has led the way in discovering and nurturing creative talent, allowing artists to forge direct relationships with buyers and gallerists. Presented by leading online gallery Saatchi Art, the Fair holds a unique position of connecting artists directly with buyers – not only for the duration of the Fair, but also throughout the year.

In 2021, The Other Art Fair will provide the most comprehensive package ever to support and champion individual artists. Exhibiting with us offers a huge opportunity to meet buyers and promote and sell artwork with multi-channel promotion including a 4-day face-to-face exhibition, and the Online Studios e-commerce platform.

For more information, contact briana@theotherartfair.com.

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Altera Vita Photography Contest – Call For Artists

Altera Vita Photography Contest – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Altera Vita Photography Contest announces a call for artists for “Portfolio.” The prize is a month-long gallery exhibition for up to 9 photographers. Submit 6 of your best limited-edition photographs that represent your work. There is not a theme but should represent a cohesive body of work.

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Deadline: 1 Nov 2021

Early submission fee is $30 until August 30th, 2021.

Gallery show will start in January 2022.

One-month long exhibition in a photography gallery for up to 9 artists. Six, limited edition and signed (front or the versa), prints will all be on exhibit with the opportunity to sell your work through the gallery (gallery contract required). Gallery will frame 20″x20″, 24″x20″ or 20″x24″ prints so the photographer only has to send matted or not, enlargements (on archival backing board). Winners will have an opening night event and be promoted on the Altera Vita Photography Contest’s and hosting gallery’s web sites and social media outlets. All work judged by a prominent juror in the photography world.

About Altera Vita Photography

Altera Vita Photography offers a unique reward for talented artists. It has negotiated and contracted the hosting gallery and the juror to insure a beautiful relationship for all parties. Altera Vita translates from Latin to “new life.”

For more information, contact alteravitaphoto@gmail.com.

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All Botanical (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Botanical (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the All Botanical art competition and exhibition.

Entries welcome from 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. Submit your best representational and non-representational art.

 

Click here for the application / registration 

Deadline: 11 Jul 2021

Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images and $35 for up to eight. Funds in US Dollars.

An exhibition of all entrants will be held online from July 14th to August 10h, 2021. This competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital, and mixed media / 3D art.

All Botanical competition results posted: July 26th, 2021. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, winner’s certificates, inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication, and event collateral.

Prizes include Memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Extensive Marketing, Winner’s Certificates, Inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication, Event Collateral and much more.

“Entered their Competitions and they are always super nice and professional.” – Dominik

“I entered two pieces of my artwork to their online competition… It’s not often you get considered.  What counts is you were able to show your art to the world.  Thank you” -Lora

“Always very professional.”  -Tammy

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online was founded in 2001. Since its inception, CAGO promotes and sells art on behalf of its member artists. Contemporary Art Gallery Online hosts a juried, monthly art competition. Each month there is a different theme. All participants are showcased for a month in an online gallery exhibition. The artists’ work will be seen by approximately 1/2 million people, worldwide. CAGO actively promotes all their artists and has sold numerous works.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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Magickal Beasts, Mystical Byways (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Magickal Beasts, Mystical Byways (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Deja 42 Art Gallery is seeking artists who would like to present their work in their upcoming August/September exhibition, Magickal Beasts, Mystical Byways. Creators working in all media (painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, mixed media, ceramics, textile) are welcome. Works should reflect the realm of the fantastic: artistic interpretations of chimerical creatures and cryptozoology; all manners of myths, legends, and folklore; stories of the supernatural; and landscapes of infinite imagination. All media will receive due and equitable consideration.

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Deadline: 4 Aug 2021

A $21 fee is required for up to three different artworks submitted. Detailed images of submitted works may be included. It is preferable that artworks are for sale.

Accepted artists will be notified by Friday, August 6th, 2021. Gallery-ready pieces must be delivered to the gallery before, but absolutely no later than, Friday, August 13th, 2021. Opening reception Saturday, August 14th, 2021. Deja 42 Art Gallery retains a 40% commission on all sold artwork.

Chosen artists for Magickal Beasts, Mystical Byways will be showcased in a gallery space located in the vibrant and eclectic East Passyunk Square area of South Philadelphia. Artists will have the opportunity to not only sell their work at a commission, but also sell prints and smaller pieces in a storefront retail space. Deja 42 Art Gallery promotes featured artists through social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well as the gallery’s website. Showing artists receive 60% of their retail ask. Openings are every second Saturday of the month. Openings draw a big crowd in an intimate space. This offers promotion, exposure, and open discussion among artists and potential buyers.

About Deja 42 Art Gallery

Deja 42 Art Gallery is a unique fine arts gallery and store of amazing objects. The gallery opened their doors at the beginning of April in the beautiful and lively area of East Passyunk in South
Philadelphia. They have garnered much interest from both locals and visitors. Deja 42 goes beyond the traditional gallery space. The gallery offers artists and artisans the opportunity to showcase their work without the exclusivity of representation. They are open to all forms of media and welcome sincerely both emerging and established artists. Deja 42 is a proud member of the East Passyunk Business Improvement District. The district provides exposure and promotion for businesses in the East Passyunk Avenue area of metropolitan Philadelphia.

For more information, contact deja42artgallery@gmail.com.

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All Abstraction (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Abstraction (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the All Abstraction art competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. Submit your best representational and non-representational art.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 13 Jun 2021

Entry fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images, and $35 for up to eight. Funds in US Dollars.

This competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital, and mixed media / 3D art. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online from June 16th to July 13h, 2021.

All Abstraction competition results posted: June 28st, 2021. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, winner’s certificates, inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication, and event collateral.

“Entered their Competitions and they are always super nice and professional.” – Dominik

“I entered two pieces of my artwork to their online competition… It’s not often you get considered. What counts is you were able to show your art to the world. Thank you” -Lora

“Always very professional.” -Tammy

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online was founded in 2001. Since its inception, CAGO promotes and sells art on behalf of its member artists. Contemporary Art Gallery Online hosts a juried, monthly art competition. Each month there is a different theme. All participants are showcased for a month in an online gallery exhibition. The artists’ work will be seen by approximately 1/2 million people, worldwide. CAGO actively promotes all their artists and has sold numerous works.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com

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Wandering Curves (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

Wandering Curves (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Wandering Curves 2021. The world around us is filled with all kinds of shapes. For this call, the focus is on images where a curve or curves is a critical element.

Whether you photograph in the city, suburbs, or country, the possibilities are endless. Is it a winding road, stack of old tires, 1950s automobile head, or taillight? Do you see the curvaceous form of an elephant’s trunk when feeding, curl of a giant wave, or closer view of a head full of curls. Curves are all around us. Capture them as a dominant element of your images and send them in.

 

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Deadline: 13 Jun 2021

Wandering Curves 2021 competition 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 NYC4PA’s website and are included in an exhibition gallery. The call is open to any photographers worldwide and any age, amateurs or professional. A professional photographer, gallery owner, or photography teacher will be the juror.

About New York Center for Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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All Landscape (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Landscape (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the All Landscape art competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. Submit your best representational and non-representational art.

This competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital, and mixed media / 3D art. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online from May 19th to June 15th, 2021.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 16 May 2021

Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images and $35 for up to eight. Funds in US Dollars.

All work must belong to the person submitting the application. The art or a print of the original and must be available for sale. The artist must be at least 18 years old.

All Landscape competition results posted on May 31st, 2021. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, winner’s certificates, inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication, and event collateral.

“Entered their Competitions and they are always super nice and professional.” – Dominik

“I entered two pieces of my artwork to their online competition… It’s not often you get considered. What counts is you were able to show your art to the world. Thank you” -Lora

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online was founded in 2001 to be the ultimate meeting place for sharing art. Their purpose is to create a platform whereby artists can display and ultimately sell their work. They encourage the exploration of art, discussion of art, and the support of those who create art. Since its inception, CAGO has promoted and sold art on behalf of its member artists. CAGO hosts a juried, monthly art competition. Each month there is a different theme. All participants are then showcased for a month in an online gallery exhibition.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online specializes in the contemporary art form. Contemporary art is defined as artistic work from the present era that uses the current practices and styles of its discipline. Although the words Modern Art and Contemporary Art are used interchangeably, they represent two distinctive moments on the art timeline. Modern Art encompasses the art from the Impressionists (around 1880) up until the 1970’s. Contemporary Art encompasses the art from the 1970’s to present.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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CENTER’s 2021 Awards (Santa Fe, NM) – Call For Artists

CENTER’s 2021 Awards (Santa Fe, NM) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] CENTER announces a call for artists for their 2021 Awards, accepting submissions from national and international photographers and lens-based artists. Work can have been made at any time and work that has been submitted previously may be re-submitted. Work derived from all photographic processes is accepted, as well as mixed media that is photo-based. Only the Multimedia Award accepts video, multimedia files and/or still images for submission.

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Deadline: 20 Apr 2021

2021 awards include all of the following:

$5K Project Development Grant: The Project Development Grant provides financial support to fine art or documentary works-in-progress.

  • Submit: 6-10 images and a 325-word project statement
  • Juror: Arpad Kovacs – Assistant Curator, Department of Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Package: $5,000 grant, professional development workshop admission, Review Santa Fe: tuition and presentation, Lenscratch publication, and online exhibition at CENTER’s website

$5K Me&EVE Grant: The Me&EVE Grant awards a female-identified, non-binary, transgender, and/or gender non-conforming photographer who is 40 years of age and over.

  • Submit: 15-20 images and a 325-word project statement
  • Juror: Annick Shen – Adobe Stock’s Head of Editorial
  • Package: $5,000 grant, professional development workshop admission, Review Santa Fe: tuition and presentation, Lenscratch publication, and online exhibition at CENTER’s website

$2.5K Project Launch Grant: New in 2021: Spotlight New Mexico – The Project Launch Grant supports a documentary or fine art series from New Mexico-based individuals. Submitters must be a New Mexico resident for at least 2 years or more, includes photographers taking a temporary residence leave.

  • Submit: 5-10 images and a 325-word project statement
  • Juror: Marisa Sage – Director and Curator, University Art Museum, New Mexico State University
  • Package: $2,500 grant, professional development workshop admission, Review Santa Fe: tuition and presentation, Lenscratch publication, and online exhibition at CENTER’s website

The CENTER Awards – Personal / Social / Environmental: New in 2021: The CENTER Awards recognize outstanding images in three categories: Personal, Social, and Environmental. Images may be singular or part of a series. All submissions will become part of the CENTER archive serving as an ongoing resource of mission-driven fine art and documentary imagery.

Personal: Recognizes work engaging in the exploration, expression, and/or advocacy of oneself drawing awareness to the power of self-representation or underrepresented experiences.  Projects related to identity, self-improvement, mental health, individualism, accessibility, disability, or other topics exploring self-empowerment are encouraged to apply.

Social: Recognizes work engaged in amplifying social issues. This category highlights projects in which the artist has a vested interest in, is a member of, or is an advocate for a specific social cause and/or community.

Environmental – Recognizes work focusing on the state of the ecological environment. Topics may include but are not limited to, conservation, biodiversity, ecology, climate change, or other issues concerning the natural world. All projects exploring ecological relationships, topics, or themes are eligible.

  • Submit: 1-6 images* and a 325-word project statement | *Additional files are $5 each
  • Jurors: Merry Scully – Head of Curatorial Affairs, Curator of Contemporary Art, New Mexico Museum of Art / Melissa Dale – Interim Director of Photography, The Nature Conservancy
  • Package: Review Santa Fe: tuition and presentation, Lenscratch publication, and online exhibition at CENTER’s website

Excellence in Multimedia Storytelling Award: The Excellence in Multimedia Storytelling Award recognizes outstanding storytellers using lens-based media to create narrative-driven projects, open, but not limited to, photography, video, new media, installation, and web-based works.

  • Submit: 1-6 images* and a 325-word project statement *| Additional files are $5 each
  • Juror: Cosima Amelang – Producer and Editor, Mobile Storytelling, National Geographic
  • Package: Review Santa Fe: tuition and presentation, Lenscratch publication, and online exhibition at CENTER’s website

Review Santa Fe – Portfolio Reviews: CENTER’s premier juried Portfolio Review event is a conference for photographers who are seeking audience expansion, critical discussion, and community connection. Online juried portfolio review dates: October 12 – 17, 2021. Scholarships and mentorship available.

  • Submit: 15-20 images and a 325-word project statement
  • Package: Includes 9 portfolio reviews, inclusion in the Review Santa Fe 100 online index and photographer and scholarship presentations. Reviewers selected in October 2021.

It was one of THE BEST photo experiences I have ever had; great photographers, great reviewers, great organization. KEITH JENKINS – Director of Digital Content, NPR; formerly at National Geographic // Review Santa Fe Reviewer

I left Review Santa Fe feeling like my community had expanded exponentially, I returned home on a “high” that I still have not come down from. RICHARD TUSCHMAN – Forest Hills, NY // Review Santa Fe Alum

Review Santa Fe is a GAME-CHANGER! CRISTINA de MIDDEL – London, UK // Review Santa Fe Alum

About CENTER

CENTER, founded in 1994, is a not-for-organization that directly supports socially and environmentally engaged lens-based projects through education, public platforms, funding, and partnerships.

Through the advancement of artists and their work, CENTER serves to deepen public understandings of lens-based media’s complex history and ongoing cultural significance. Image-making holds a unique power to confront audiences with uncomfortable truths, advance cultural understandings, and promote social justice. By establishing trans-disciplinary partnerships between artists and justice driven communities, historians, cultural critics, students, and the art world, we honor our unique role in advancing projects that respect all people, open minds, and engage our shared humanity.

Strategic Aims

  • Produce high-quality Awards, Grants, programs, and exhibition opportunities
  • Increase the number of audiences, connections, members, and participants interested in photography
  • Work in partnerships to better serve constituencies
  • Identify and implement CENTER’s models of best practice
  • Ensure the sustainability and longevity of the organization

For more information, contact programs@visitcenter.org.

Image credit Images from the series “No Memory is Ever Alone” © Catherine Panebianco

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