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Slide Show Juried Exhibition – Call for Artists

Glass Wheel Studio announces a call for artists for the Slide Show Juried Exhibition.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 5 Sept 2016

Interested artists will be mailed 36, randomly selected, 2 x 2 slides from a 10,000 slide collection covering the entire history of Western art. Artwork will be juried by a small panel of museum, gallery, and educational program directors into The Slide Show exhibition to be held at Glass Wheel Studio in Norfolk, VA and on view January 21-February 26, 2017.

Artists will be selected on the basis of originality, understanding of the particular nature and history of the 2 x 2 slide, and on technical feasibility. Artists working in glass are particularly encouraged to apply.

Cash prizes will be awarded.

Glass Wheel Studio is a contemporary art facility located in the heart of The NEON, Norfolk’s Arts District. The recently renovated 8,500-square-foot space features two rotating galleries and affordable artist studios. Through stimulating exhibitions and an active Studio Artist Program, Glass Wheel Studio cultivates a deep appreciation for contemporary art in glass and beyond. It serves as an incubator for extraordinary ideas and aims to encourage artists across all disciplines to pursue and elevate their craft. Glass Wheel is free and open to the public.

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Slide Show Juried Exhibition


Figuratively Speaking – Call for Artists

Gallery Underground announces a call for artists for Figuratively Speaking, a national juried art competition.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 11 Oct 2016

Media artists, sculptors, and photographers are invited to create visual works that interpret the theme Figuratively Speaking in two different ways, 1) by depicting human forms, faces, and features in representational or abstract works (portraiture, sculpture, and all subject matter including people), or 2) works which depict a broader interpretation of the theme such as figurative language and figures of speech.

Juried by John Morrell.

$500 in cash awards. Show will be up for one month in busy Washington DC area gallery.

Figuratively Speaking

Gallery Underground is the Arlington Artists Alliance juried member gallery, was chosen by Arlington Magazine voters as Best Art Gallery 2015, and was featured in Washingtonian and Northern Virginia Magazines Best of Arlington features.

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Line Upon Line – Call for Artists

Falls Church Arts announces a call for artists for Line Upon Line.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 25 May 2016

Line Upon Line is an all-media, juried show open to all artists. This show celebrates Line – whatever form it may take. Line upon line, idea upon idea, and medium upon medium, the works selected for this show will be judged on composition, overall design, artistic skill, and creativity.

Artists selected will have exposure in a popular location, ArtSpace Falls Church, where 1,000’s of people visit for visual arts and entertainment. The gallery handles all sales and 20% of each sale is for FCA funding show costs. Entry fee is $35 for non-members, $25 for members, and show is up from June 9 through July 11, 2016.  First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded by a judge.

Falls Church Arts, established in 2003 as a nonprofit, has been expanding and in 2017 will be opening another space for exhibits and full-time studio arts classes. The new location is currently under construction on the main street of Route 7/W Broad St. Our expansion is allowing us to represent all artists in all mediums and offer demonstrations, pop-up classes, and art history as well as art appreciation lectures and events for the entire community. We are looking to expand our artist community.

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Line Upon Line


2016 Open Exhibition – Call for Artists

Topedo Factory Art Center announces a call for artists for the Target Gallery 2016 Open Exhibition.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 2 May 2016

This is an open call for proposals for an exhibition in the summer of 2016. This call is open to all artists from North America working in all visual media. Proposals for exhibitions by both individuals and groups will be considered. Our jurors this year are Phil Hutinet and Victoria Milko.

The individual or group associated with the chosen proposal will receive a solo exhibition at the Target Gallery from July 23 – August 28, 2016. The artist(s) will also receive a stipend and an exhibition catalog.

The Target Gallery, national exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, is located on the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, VA. The gallery’s schedule of exhibitions invites artists to participate in shows that have far reaching themes. The themes often focus on current trends in the art world. The exhibitions challenge our perspectives and stir dialogues with our viewers.

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2016 Open Exhibition


Steel Pier Classic and Surf Art Expo – Call for Artists

Sponsorships Unlimited announces a call for artists for the Steel Pier Classic and Surf Art Expo.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Apr 2016

This is a surf art show. Artists who create surf art from any medium are invited to apply. Artwork must have a connection with surfing, the ocean, sea life/seascape, shells, dolphins, fish, lighthouses, and so forth.

This art show takes place Memorial Day weekend at the Virginia Beach, VA Oceanfront. There will be foot traffic with tourists and hotel owners have been known to purchase artwork to decorate their lobby and common areas. Virginia Beach residents attend whom enter their kids in the surfing contest.

All artists display on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk with the Atlantic Ocean as your back drop. There is a student art show on the beach that is produced in conjunction with the City of Virginia Beach Public Schools as partners in education.

Presented by Sponsorships Unlimited.

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Steel Pier Classic and Surf Art Expo


1708 Gallery – Call for Artists

1708 Gallery invites artists and curators to submit proposals for the 2017 and 2018 exhibition seasons. Students with an anticipated graduation date of May 2016 are eligible to apply for exhibitions in 2017. Graduates in May 2017 are eligible for exhibitions in 2018.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 May 2016

Application fee: $20

1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in the 1708 Gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered.

Selected proposals will be given an exhibition period of approximately six weeks, a $1000 honorarium, and shipping, travel, installation, and exhibition support.

1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunity and space for experimentation, freedom, and artistic growth while promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. We also support artists’ professional development through creation and facilitation of public or educational programming. interaction with collectors, and engagement with diverse audiences.

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1708 Gallery


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