Main Plaza, in San Antonio, TX, is announces a call for breakout artists to create and build three independent altars for a downtown venue’s Día de los Muertos tribute. The artists must have the idea created and approved before beginning the project. The piece must be appropriate for all-ages. Dates to construct the altar are October 29th & 30th, and must be removed on November 3rd.
Deadline: 15 Oct 2018
This project will use three separate artists who will create their own, differently-designed altar. All backs will form a triangle in an area that will be open to the public for viewing and interaction by placing memories at them. Each artist will be properly credited.
Main Plaza will pay for the materials purchased for the piece, up to a decided amount. The artists will be publicly recognized and credited as the creator of the altar to all those who view the altars. This space is located in the center of downtown, with constant foot traffic during the day from offices located nearby. An event will be hosted during one of the evenings to tribute Día de los Muertos. The event will host Patricia Vonne, bringing in a large crowd for that night. The display will be during the most active parts of the week – Wednesday through Friday.
About Main Plaza
Main Plaza is known for the constant, active events that are always free and open to the public, along with the people drawn from the area location. It is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to providing San Antonio and its visitors with the cultural and historical heart of the city values. The organization sits at the center of downtown. It supports local arts and artists. Attendees know that local, incredible talent is always displayed. The venue is known for hosting the top names and the new talent that makes it to be publicly recognized.
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The Hill Country Arts Foundation (HCAF) announces a call for Texan artists and crafts people to apply for the 2018 Texas Arts and Crafts Fair. The fair will be held September 29-30 on the Foundation’s grounds Ingram, Texas.
Deadline: 9 Apr 2018
The Texas Arts and Crafts Fair was conceptualized in In 1970, when the Texas Tourist Development Agency tapped Kerr County as the perfect place location. In 2018, the fair moves to the Hill Country Arts Foundation in Ingram, Texas, about six miles west of Kerrville. Against a backdrop of the scenic Guadalupe River on the last weekend in September, 3,000 attendees are expected to visit the fair.
The fair will include food trucks, musical entertainment, and an Art Exploration Zone where children and the young at heart can watch artists at work and create their own art. The fair kicks off Friday night, September 28th with a VIP Preview and musical concert in the 720-seat outdoor Point Theater. Texas Monthly magazine is the media sponsor for the 2018 Texas Arts and Crafts Fair.
This call is restricted to Texas artists and craftsmen who must be able to verify residence if asked. The fair is a juried show limited to 125 artists. The jury fee is $25. Booth fees range from $200 – $550. A limited number of artist-provided pop-up”tents may be sold.
2018 Texas Arts And Crafts Fair artist amenities
- Booth spaces in 10′ x 10′ units in festival tents
- Limited indoor spaces available
- Load and unload at booth site
- 24 hour police security
- Artist hospitality area and restrooms
- Booth sitters
- Dedicated artist parking
- Electric available
About Hill Country Arts Foundation
Founded in 1959, the Hill Country Arts Foundation features a 720-seat outdoor amphitheater, 1,700-square foot art gallery, three art instruction studios, a printmaking studio, and a ceramics studio with four kilns. The HCAF is the unique home for the visual and performing arts providing community theatre, art workshops, art exhibitions, and drama classes for adults and children. Additionally, HCAF has become a top-ranked tourist destination with the Stonehenge II art installation.
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The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) announces a call for artists to depict an Annual Scholarship Award image relevant to the lifestyle of agricultural and seasonal farmworkers. Proceeds from the sale of fine art prints and posters are used to award scholarships to individuals with the potential to effect positively agricultural workers.
Deadline: 18 Jan 2018
The NCFH Annual Scholarship Award program was established in 1984. It offers approximately six to seven $1000 scholarships to Community Health Center staff of clinical, administrative, and ancillary disciplines to help them with their educational goals.
The artist chosen must complete the annual scholarship award image no later than March 2, 2018. A $1000 cash prize will be awarded to the selected artist upon completion of the artwork. The artist will receive one fine artist proof and five posters of the image. In addition to the creation of the original piece of art, the artist agrees to attend the conference for the unveiling of the artwork and participate in poster and print signing. Travel expenses will be paid for by NCFH. The artwork will be unveiled at the Conference for Agricultural Worker Health, held in San Antonio, TX in May 2018. Consider this wonderful opportunity to showcase your work. Be a part of a program which helps others to achieve success.
About the National Center for Farmworker Health
The National Center for Farmworker Health is dedicated to improving the health of agricultural workers and their families in the United States and Puerto Rico. The National Center for Farmworker Health supports the NCFH Annual Scholarship Award program. Proceeds from the sale of fine art prints and posters are used to award scholarships to individuals with the potential to positively affect agricultural workers.
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Milan Gallery announces a call for Texan artists for Discovery Show 2017 with up to $1000 in prizes. No art larger than 48×48 will be accepted. All works must be for sale.
Deadline: 31 May 2017
- Selected artwork must be delivered to the gallery during the week of June 11- 15, 2017.
- Duration of The Discovery Show: June 16 – July 2, 2017
- Opening reception: Saturday, June 17th 2017 6 pm – 9 pm
First, Second, and Third Place winners will be chosen by a panel of celebrity judges for an opportunity to remain in the gallery for up to six months of representation. One artist will be selected by those in attendance of the opening reception to receive the People’s Choice Award and show their work in the gallery for a minimum of six months. Based on sales, a select few may be selected to remain in the gallery for the opportunity to continue to sell their artwork.
About Milan Gallery
Milan Gallery has been in downtown Fort Worth, Sundance Square, for almost twenty five years. They have live music on the weekends and are open seven days a week. The venue can accommodate birthday parties, anniversaries, benefit concerts, and weddings.
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Fort Worth Community Arts Center (FWCAC) announces a call for artists for Solo Show[Down], open to artists over the age of 18. All artwork must be original and not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person.
Deadline: 15 May 2017
Work will be juried. $25 submission fee for up to three pieces. Each additional submission will be $5 each. Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size as 3MB. Video and audio files can be submitted. Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted) and ready for hanging. Use D-rings for heavy works. Use wires for works under 5lbs. Drawings, prints, watercolors, and pastels must be under Plexiglass.
All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary. 25% of proceeds from sales will go to FWCAC and the remainder to the artists. All shipped work must have a returned mailing label included and arrive in a package that can be reused for the return shipment.
Jennifer Casler Price, Juror, has held the position of curator for Asian and non-Western art at the Kimbell Art Museum since 1993. During her tenure, she has curated over 20 exhibitions covering a diverse range in subject matter. As a curator, she has traveled to China, Japan, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Turkey, Cuba, and Peru. She has juried exhibitions for the Dallas Business Committee for the Arts, the San Antonio Art Museum League, and the Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival. Jennifer has been a commissioner on the Fort Worth Public Art Commission since October 2014 and currently serves as Chair of the Commission. She has been a member of the Association of American Museum Curators (AAMC) since its founding in 2001.
Accepted applicants only will be notified by June 1, 2017.
There are three categories of prizes for Solo Show[Down]:
- Grand Prize Winner: A solo show in the Main Gallery at Art7, a storefront gallery located on Crockett St. in Fort Worth’s 7th Street area. The Grand Prize winner will receive a honorarium of $2000.
- Runners Up: A group exhibition occurring simultaneously as the solo show in the Back section of our Art7 Gallery.
- People’s Choice: A single artist who receives the most likes on Facebook will receive a cash prize of $250.
About the Forth Worth Community Art Center
Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the FWCAC is part of the most architecturally significant museum district in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth. In 2002, the Modern moved down the street and the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the FWCAC, provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations, and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program.
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The Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center announces a call for artists for the 20th Annual Rio Brazos Art Exhibition and Sale.
Deadline: 1 Mar 2017
The 20th Annual Rio Brazos Art Exhibition opens at 3 p.m. on April 9th, 2017 at the Dora Lee Langdon Cultural & Educational Center Concert Hall in Granbury, Texas. The exhibition is sponsored by Tarleton State University, the Granbury Arts Alliance, and the City of Granbury. It is supported by numerous local and regional businesses. The coordinators of this event plan to create an atmosphere that will inspire, educate, and entertain as well as attract quality art and discriminating buyers.
Accepted artwork will be selected at the discretion of the juror. Works are grouped according to the type of media received. Over $5,000 in cash and merchandise awards are anticipated.
About the Dora Lee Langdon Center
The Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center is nestled one block off Granbury’s historic square in the Brazos River Valley. It serves as the cultural and educational hub of the downtown area in cooperation with the City of Granbury and Tarleton State University.
The Granbury Arts Alliance (GAA), a non-profit fine arts organization, is a major sponsor of the 20th Annual Rio Brazos Art Exhibition. The goal of the GAA is to enrich and enhance the artistic environment of Granbury and make cultural activities accessible to all citizens. The GAA exists to unite all of the artistic groups of Granbury under one umbrella, share resources and experiences, increase awareness of the arts, and support one another.
Part of the A&M System since 1917, Tarleton State University offers affordable undergraduate and graduate degrees from locations in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, and online. The main campus of Tarleton is located 31 miles southwest of Granbury in Stephenville. Founded in 1899 as a private, liberal arts college, Tarleton is now one of the state’s fastest growing institutions. It has an enrollment exceeding 15,000 and serves as the educational and cultural flagship of the Cross Timbers Region. Tarleton is currently celebrating its 100 year centennial anniversary of being a part of The Texas A&M University System.
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The Odessa Council for the Arts and Humanities is seeking applications from artists and designers interested in creating artwork for for the Odessa Traffic Box Art project. This includes four electrical boxes along Golder Avenue at the intersections of Golder and 10th, Golder and 13th, Golder and 14th, and Golden and 22.
Deadline: 2 Jan 2017
This will be the fourth set of boxes to be covered and the first set outside of Downtown. The completed boxes will be unveiled in Spring 2017.
The project will create a unique and memorable visual statement that will highlight the expansion of Public Art in Odessa. The Odessa Council is seeking an artist or designer who will approach the boxes as a family of art works and can create a unified and artistically interesting body of work. The boxes will be wrapped with adhesive vinyl on which the art has been printed.
One artist or designer will be selected for this Odessa Traffic Box Art project and be paid an all-inclusive fee of $4000 to create the artwork. Selected artist’s design will also be a part of the Odessa Outdoor Gallery of 127 traffic boxes. The Public Art program is new and artists will be on the ground floor of this effort.
About the Odessa Council for the Arts and Humanities
The Odessa Cultural Council was organized in 1978 by a group of dedicated volunteers using a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts. The mission was to coordinate, communicate, and support the visual, performing, and literary arts and humanities in Odessa. In 1994, the Council became more involved in community-wide endeavors that would promote and support the interests of its members including arts organizations.
In 1998, the name was changed to the Odessa Council for the Arts and Humanities. There are approximately 50 individuals, organizations, and businesses involved in the Council including arts and education organizations, businesses, heritage organizations, artists, and other interested individuals.
The most important activity of the Council is the Grant Program, which includes both annual and mini-grants. In 2014, the council granted over $325,000 to organizations and individuals promoting art and tourism in the Odessa area.
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Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme Earth to A Smith Gallery.
Deadline: 5 Dec 2016
We, our children, and grandchildren now have the very distinct possibility of watching things we love be lost. Climate change is upon us and this miraculous galactic ball we call home is in peril. The immediacy of climate change, for myself and many others, has caused the simple act of looking/seeing to miraculously illuminate a vibrating panorama of aesthetic/emotional triggers. Everything has the potential of striking our bell. Everything has the possibility of becoming a lost loved one in a cherished photograph – a shoreline, cottage, animal, insect, smile, shoe, or taste.
Entries of eleven or more images are eligible for a review by the gallery directors. The entry fee is $35 for the first five images and $6 for each additional image. Fifty to sixty images will be selected for exhibition and shown at the gallery from February 3 to March 12, 2017. A reception will be held on February 25, 2017 from 4 to 8pm. A Blurb full color catalogue of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase. Awards are $325 for Juror’s Award, $250 for Director’s Award, three Juror Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalogue, discretionary Director Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalogue, and $100 for Visitors’ Award.
Juror for Earth will be Paula Tognarelli, executive director and curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography.
A Smith Gallery exhibits and sells the work of traditional and alternative photographers working with a wide range of cameras and printing processes.
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Allen Arts Alliance announces a call for artist for the Allen Arts Festival 2017, an annual May event, to be held during the Mothers Day weekend, May 12-14, 2017.
Deadline: 13 Jan 2017
The Allen Arts Festival 2017 will feature around 90 juried artists, live music, food trucks, free art activities, and much more.
The top three artists will be automatically juried in for the next year’s event.
Allen Arts Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing arts and culture to the community. Proceeds from the arts festival will be distributed back to our ArtsReach program, making arts accessible to everyone in the community, and to other non-profit arts organizations under our umbrella.
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The Woodlands Arts Council announces a call for artists for the Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, ranked one of the top fine arts festivals in the Nation with an attendance of 19,000 art buyers in 2016.
Deadline: 15 Oct 2016
The festival is limited to 225 extraordinary artists representing a broad range of styles and mediums. Sell your original creations along a landscaped path beside the beautiful Woodlands Waterway.
- Promotion of the event to the art-buying public in newspapers, radio, direct mail, press releases, billboards, magazines, and a variety of social media. Total overall value in 2016: over $500,000.
- Artist information and thumbnail photo of your work in the full color festival program (Distribution to over $18,000 festival patrons annually).
- Website and social media promotion and cross promotion opportunities. Opportunity for returning artists to have priority booth placement.
- Complimentary breakfast Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
- Security 24-hours a day during the festival event and during the load-in and load-out process
- Patron art pick-up provided at secured holding area (Gate #1)
- Artist relief – booth sitting, water, and snacks provided by Artist Relations Volunteers
- Artist rate at our host hotel – The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Discounted artist rates at partner hotels.
- Onsite first-aid.
- Welcome swag-bags filled with coupons and goodies to enhance your visit.
The Woodlands Arts Council, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to provide regional cultural and educational enrichment opportunities that encourage, support, and promote the performing and visual arts. The Council has one goal: making our community better through the arts. Because Art Matters! Our strategic priorities are to present The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival and other community arts events. The Council supports performing and visual arts outreach programs to inspire at-risk students to stay in school. Additionally, we provide community outreach programs to improve the quality of life through the arts. The Council is able to offer scholarships to aspiring young artists and to develop partnerships with others to create a strong arts presence in the region.
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