Category Archive: Competitions / Calls for Entries

VAL’s Fresh Ideas entries due June 21


VAL’s” Fresh Ideas 2015″  Juried Competition and Exhibit

Call for Entries

Prospectus HERE


Sunday, June 21: Entries due at MCL Grand between 1:30 – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, June 23 and Wednesday, June 24: Pick up art work not accepted.
Saturday, June 27: Opening Reception 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Award Ceremony 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 27: Exhibit open to public
Saturday, August 8: Final day of Exhibit
Sunday, August 9 pick up entries.
Diane reader Dorn



MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery  

Monday – Friday 

1 – 5 PM

100 N. Charles Street

(between Main Street and Church Street in Old Town Lewisville)

Lewisville, Texas   

General Information (972) 219-8446

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New Texas Talent Call for Artists


Call for Entries – New Texas Talent XXII
Submission Deadline June 5th
Exhibition Opens August 8, 2015

Entry information and Prospectus:

New Texas Talent is designed to introduce and promote emerging visual artists in the commercial market. An annual tradition at Craighead Green Gallery.

Suggested $5.00 donation to EASL (Emergency Artist Support League) may be sent to Craighead Green Gallery 1011 Dragon Street Dallas TX 75207. Payable to EASL. No entry fee required. • All visual media, including video, will be accepted, with the exception of film, utilitarian crafts and jewelry.


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Call to Artists for 897 Square Show – Deadline extended to May 22



Exhibition Dates: June 11th – July 31st, 2015

Opening reception Thursday June 11th, from 6-8pm

Open to all artists living in, working in, or otherwise affiliated with Tarrant County. Submit materials to Deadline May 15, 2015.   |     817.272.0365     |

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Forney’s Top 40 call for entries


Submit an entry for our 3rdAnnual TOP 40 regional Juried show!  $700.00 in prizes!  Deadline for entry August 2, 2015.

Prospectus: Top 40 Regional Juried Show 2015

Judge Chris Blackhurst

Gallery of the Arts at Crumbzz, 212 S. Bois d’Arc Street Forney, TX 75126

Sponsored by the Forney Arts Council!


  • Entry Deadline Aug. 2, 2015
  • Notification of Acceptance Aug. 17, 2015
  • Hand Deliveries Sept 10, 2015 5:00-6:30 pm
  • Installation Sept 10, 2015
  • Reception & Awards Ceremony Sept 11, 2015 6:30-8:00 pm
  • Pick up Art Oct. 29, 2015

Lesli Bruce Co-Director of Visual Arts

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New opportunities to show at 500X!


Project Space Rentals | Hot and Sweaty


Project Space Rentals 
We are now accepting proposals for project space rentals! 200.00 for one month. Openings will correspond with shows in the main gallery spaces. Submit 20 images and a proposed statement outlining what you would do in the space. You can drop off proposals at the gallery on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 or mail to 500X Gallery 500 Exposition Avenue Dallas, TX 75226 214-828-1111
Hot and Sweaty: The Open Show
Entry fee- $10 per work; limit 6 entries per artist
Works cannot be longer than 48″ on any side

500X staff will be on hand to assist in placing and hanging work. All work must have adequate hanging hardware, wire and/or D-rings. Works that are not fit for display will not be accepted. Pedestals are available first-come first-serve basis.
All media is accepted, however, video/sound/electronic works must have all equipment provided by the artist. 500X will take a 40% commission on all sales. All participating artist must sign the contract stipulating the full terms of exhibition in gallery.
  • Drop Off: May 30th & May 31st Noon-5pm Payment due at drop off
  • Opening Reception: June 13th 7-10pm
  • Show runs: June 23th- June 28th       Gallery Open: Sat & Sun 12-5pm 
  • Pick up: June 28th 5-7pm; June 29th 6-8pm

Work not picked up by June 29th or other arrangements made by June 28th will be discarded.


500X Gallery
500 Exposition Ave.
Dallas TX. 75226


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DeSoto Art League Spring Show Call for Submissions


DeSoto Art League 2015

Spring Annual Art Show

In the Atrium in the DeSoto City Hall, 211 E. Pleasant Run Road, DeSoto, TX 75115

The DeSoto Art League will host its Spring Annual Art Show open to all. The Show will be exhibited to the public in the Atrium of the DeSoto City Center from June 1, 2015 to July 30, 2015 with entry drop off on May 28th, 2015 between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM then 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. There will be a Reception and Awards presentation on Friday, June 5th at the City Center from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Refreshments will be served. Winning entries will all be awarded cash prizes.


Anyone may enter this show. The submitted artwork shall have not been previously entered in a DAL show (mini-show entries are the exception). Art must be acceptable for family viewing (no nudes or sexually explicit work). No work will be accepted after 7 PM on the submission date. Non-members of DAL pay $10 per each piece of artwork. Members pay $5.00 per each piece of artwork ($3.00 for student members). You may renew or join the membership ($30) when submitting your work.

Artwork will be categorized and judged in each of the following categories: oil, water media, dry media (pastel, graphite, pencil, etc.), mixed media, 3-dimensional, photography/digital and Student. The judge will assign awards for First, Second, Third and Fourth Places in each category. There will also be a Best of Show chosen overall. The awards will be presented at the Reception on Friday, June 5th.

No artwork may be picked up early without permission. All work must be picked up on July 30, 2015 before 7:00 PM. There are no storage facilities for unclaimed artwork.

RESPONSIBILITY: The DeSoto Art League and the City of DeSoto will not assume any responsibility for the loss or damage to any piece of artwork. Paying entry fees and submitting artwork indicates the artist has read and fully understands the terms, conditions and date requirements of this prospectus. A gift of 20% of proceeds from any sales at the show will be made to the DeSoto Art League. Artwork should be priced accordingly.

QUESTIONS: Call or Email

Richard Sims                                         Julie Danford

972-974-1557                                       214-632-1689                         


Linda Ridgway, Professor of Art, is this year’s show judge. Linda has her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Louisville School of Art and her Master of Fine Arts from Tulane University.  Prof. Ridgway has been teaching college level art in the Dallas area since 1974 and has been at Cedar Valley College, Lancaster, Texas since 1987.

Although educated as a printmaker, Linda creates poetic bronze wall reliefs frequently using Poet Robert Frost’s poetry for referencing and to physically include his words in her works. Linda has participated in various solo and group exhibitions including Linda Ridgway: A Survey, Poetics of Form at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Huston, Texas and the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas in 1997-98; and One Hundred Years: The Permanent Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas.

Artists Statement (abridged):

The most efficient presentation of language, poetry is comforting and non-utilitarian, allowing for the beauty of self-awareness, of self-expression, or a universal whole. Poetry has been my muse, a way of getting to that artistic place where the world is lost, the body is left behind, and there is only the mind.




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Boerne Art al Fresco Public Art Competition deadline May 31


Boerne Art al Fresco Public Art Competition


The City of Boerne, Texas seeks up to ten (10) outdoor sculptures for its Boerne Art al Fresco Public Art Competition.  The sculptures will be exhibited outdoors in and around the City’s downtown Historic District, The Hill Country Mile, and the Boerne Trail system.

Selected works will be loaned to the City for a period of 13 months. Experienced professional Public Artists are encouraged to apply.

Only completed, ready-to-loan artworks will be accepted.  Submissions of artwork concepts, maquettes, or models will NOT be considered.

Exhibition schedule: September 2015 – September 2016

Installation schedule:  August 15 – August 30, 2015

Stipend:  $2,000 each

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Art Connection entries due July 11 & 12 at the Irving Arts Center


15th Annual Art Connection Members Exhibition
July 18 – August 29, 2015

Reception & Awards Presentation: Sunday, July 19, 2 – 4 p.m.

Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062

This annual, non-juried exhibition is open to all current members who wish to participate. The entry fee is $5 per work, and artists may submit up to two pieces. Eligible entries will be judged for cash awards in three categories: Youth, Non-Professional and Professional. An overall “Best of Show” prize will also be awarded. Eligible Participants All Art Connection Members are eligible to participate. Membership fees must be current. New members may join and pay dues at the time of entering their work.

$1,650 in cash prizes will be awarded. Members may enter in one of three categories: Youth (17 years old and younger), Non-Professional and Professional.*

All entries must be original works completed within the last two years. Entries that have been in any previous exhibition at the Irving Arts Center (IAC) are ineligible. Eligible media include: painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, printmaking (hand-pulled graphics), digital printmaking, photography, textiles, fiber, mixed media, and fine art crafts (no work from kits). Video will be accepted (submitted on a DVD with a continuous loop function); however, equipment availability for viewing/displaying is limited.



Contact Information Marcie Inman, Director of Exhibitions & Educational Programs (972) 252-7558 x1225 or


  • July 11 -12: Hand-deliveries of art work accepted on Saturday, July 11, 12 noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 12, 1 to 5 p.m.
  • July 18 – Aug. 29: Exhibition dates for The 15 th Annual Art Connection Members Exhibition in the Main Gallery.
  • Sunday, July 19, 2-4 p.m.: Opening reception and awards ceremony for Art Connection Members in the Main Gallery. Awards will be announced at 3 p.m. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Aug. 30: Hand-delivered work must be picked up, 1 – 5 p.m.

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Artist versus Architect deadline June 5


Registration closes June 5th for Artist versus Architect, for both shows in Dallas (Nov 21) and Houston (Oct 10). Also, cool news is Dallas artists are welcome to register for the Houston show- including previous finalists that have participated in Dallas. Dallas will be held at One Arts and raising for BigThought again. Houston will be held at Rice main campus raising for e-nable, a charity that 3d prints prosthetics for children with limb indifferences for free.

Inspired by the ingenuity of today’s artistic and design professionals, Artist v Architect (AvA) is a one-of-a-kind collaborative event experience serving as a platform to celebrate the creativity of the modern world of art and architecture. Featuring local artists and architects chosen by a panel of experts in the field of art and architecture, they creatively and collaboratively “duel” it out with their industry peers. All mediums of art, furniture and architectural models are featured.

During the live event and art auction, guests have the opportunity to bid on all of the created works. All proceeds from the auction are donated to a chosen charity beneficiary.

On the night, a public vote determines the favorite collaborative and individual art works created by the artists and architects. Artist v Architect is an evening paying tribute to the artistic process and journey showcasing how collaboration can inspire us all!

–from the website

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2015 VAST Member Exhibition entries due Aug. 6


VAST Member Exhibition Set!
Exhibit to be on Denton Square
Prospectus Ready


We’d love for all members to be a part of the

26th Annual VAST


August 12-22, 2015

Opening Reception – August 13, 5:30-7:30pm

Awards Presentation 6:30pm

UNT on the Square

109 N. Elm Street, Denton TX  76201

Acceptance of Entries: August 6, 10am-12 noon; 4pm-7pm, UNT on the Square

Entry Fee: $20 for up to two pieces, for VAST members

Any artist, regardless of current VAST membership, may join at the entry intake.

Awards: Best of Show – $750, Total Awards $2550, Additional Merchandise Awards to be given

Catalogs of the Exhibition will be available the first meeting, September 3.

Gail Cope, “Sylabub Diptych,
Jeanne Heartsill
 Best of Show Award 2014

Juror: Mark Smith

Mark Smith is Professor of Art at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from Queens College of the City University of New York. He is represented by Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas and William Campbell Contemporary Art in Fort Worth. Mark has been a visiting artist and lecturer at many institutions, including University of Texas, Austin; Arlington Museum of Art; Kimbell Art Museum; University of Arkansas; and State University of New York at Stony Brook. His work is included in many public and private collections, including Ritz-Carlton Hotels, the City of Los Angeles, Sony Music, and the Denton Public Library.

For full prospectus, check here.

Coordinator for ME: Deanna Wood, 972-345-9968 or

Other Pertinent Dates:
August 10: Pick up unaccepted work, 10am-12 noon, 4pm-7pm
August 12 Exhibition opens to the public
August 13 Reception 5:30-7:30pm
Thursday Awards Presentation 6:30pm
August 22: Closing of Exhibition, 5pm
August 24: Pick up all work, 10am-12 noon, 4pm-7pm

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Bastrop’s 2-Dimensional Competition deadline May 15


Bastrop’s 2-Dimensional Open Theme Competition

Extended deadline: May 15
Open theme for 2d artists in any medium who are over 18 years of age.
Oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, drawing included; photography not included.
1st place: $500 • 2nd place: $250 • 3rd place: $125
3 Honorable mentions: $50 each
Submission Fee:
$30 for 3 images. Up to 2 extra images for $10 each. (non-refundable)
Paypal payment
Can be made using the paypal link at the bottom of the on-line application form.
Checks may be made payable to:
Bastrop Fine Arts Guild
815 West Main
Bastrop, Texas 78602
Acceptance notification:
Artists will be notified of accepted work via e-mail approximately one week after
deadline. The 6 winning images will be on display in our online annex for one year at
the bastrop fine arts guild website.
Digital Files:
We accept only digital submissions.
All images should be provided as:
– Jpgs only
– 72 dpi
– Srgb file
– Image not to exceed 1240 pixels on the longest side
– Files should be titled as: lastname_firstname_1title.Jpg
Use Rights:
Artists retain full rights to their work. Bastrop fine arts guild requests
use of accepted images for the purpose of marketing and display as
thumbnails on the guild’s website online annex.
Artist contact information will be provided if awarded artists wish to
offer their work for sale. All arrangements for sales to be made between
artist and buyer. No percentage taken for any sales made as a result of
the online annex.

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Call for entry- Cleburne Friends of the Cultural Arts Show and Sale


Entries will be accepted May 29, 30 and 31.

Cleburne Friends of the Cultural Arts is hosting its second

People’s Choice Arts, Photography and Artisans Show and Sale that is open to all interested

artists, photographers, and artisans.

Entry dates are Friday May 29, Saturday May 30 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

and Sunday May 31 1:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

at JN Long Cultural Arts Complex, 425 Granbury Street, Cleburne, Texas  

No late entries will be accepted.


Show and Sale will open for public viewing and voting

Saturday June 6, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

And continue through July 10

Hours will be Monday thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

All entries must remain until after the awards ceremony and artist reception.


Awards Ceremony and Artist Reception is Saturday July 11, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

All entries may be picked up after 3:00 p.m. July 11 or during business hours the following week. July 13-18, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Any work remaining after July 18 will be treated as a donation to CFCA and be used in a fund raiser for operation of the JN Long Cultural Arts Complex.

Contact phone number is 817 641-4908


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Allen Arts Festival, May 8 -Summer Art Classes -Call for Portfolios & Teachers

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The Allen Arts Festival is Mother’s Day weekend, May 8th – 10th at Watters Creek in Allen (click here for map and directions). It is a family-friendly weekend, and all events, parking, and admission are free.

The festival hours are:

May 8, 2015:    4:00 pm – dusk

May 9, 2015:  10:00 am – dusk

May 10, 2015: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join us for the sixth annual Allen Arts Festival, as we showcase over 80 juried artists from Texas and around the United States. From paintings to jewelry, pottery to woodwork, glassware, sculpture, and photography and wearables, the artists’ styles range from traditional to contemporary, folk to whimsical. The broad variety of featured artwork will appeal to all art lovers.

Top three juried artists include colored pencil artist Helen Bailey from Allen, photographer Clark Crenshaw from Garland, and wood artist Michael K. Demaline from Florida.

Festival events will include children’s art activities, music and choral performances, hip hop flash mob, artist demonstrations, storytime, art talks, and band performances on the Green stage. Food trucks will be on site with popular food items. Watters Creek’s many restaurants also offer diverse choices and a sit-down eating option. See a full list of restaurants at

The Blue House offers a variety of art classes to children of all ages during summer. All our instructors are artists, and most of them are art teachers in the local schools with lots of teaching experience. The classes are small with a maximum of 12 participants, and therefore teachers can give plenty of individual attention to each student. It also creates a fun learning environment for students as it is easy to get to know each other.

Summer Classes

June 9-11          9:30-11:30 am          Beautiful Penmanship

Instructor, Nicole Black of

Cost $115; Ages 12-16 years

This is a traditional penmanship class. Learn to write with the grace of our grand or great grandparents.


June 8-12           1-3 pm                   Sizzling Summer Art Camp

Instructor, Teresa Nolte, an independent art teacher

Cost  $125; Ages 8-12 years

Create art based on works by different famous artists, utilizing different materials and mediums.famous artists.


June 15-19         9:30-11:30 am            Love that Poetry

Instructor, Rachel WIcks, an Allen elementary school teacher

Cost $100; Grades 1-4

Create your own poetry. Have a completed and illustrated book of your poetry by the end of the class.


June 15-19         1-3 pm                        Poetry

Instructor, Dr. R. Flowers Rivera of and a published author.

Cost $115; Ages 15-18 years

Create and analyze contemporary poetry, fixed forms and free verse. Submit for publication.


June 22-26           9-11:45 am                Adventures in Art Camp

Instructor, Becky Eichelberger, an Allen elementary school art teacher

Cost $120; Age 6-10 years

Complete 8 masterpieces of artwork with 5 different mediums: watercolor, oil, acrylic, charcoal and oil pastel.


June 22-25           1-3 pm                        Sizzling Summer Art Camp

Instructor, Teresa Nolte, an independent art teacher

Cost $125; Ages 8-12 years

Create art based on works by different famous artists, utilizing different materials and mediums.


June 30-July 3        9 am-12 pm               Americana themed sculpture

Instructor,  Emily Brown, Allen High School art teacher

Cost $150; Age, entering 3-5 grade

Americana themed sculpture featuring clay, stained glass, wood, collaging and painting.


June 30–July 3          1-3 pm                      Americana themed sculpture

Instructor, Emily Brown, Allen High School art teacher

Cost $150; Age, entering 8-12 grade

Americana themed sculpture featuring clay, stained glass, wood, collaging and painting.


July 6-9                       9-11:45 am                Adventures in Art Camp

Instructor, Becky Eichelberger, an Allen elementary school art teacher

Cost $120; Age 8-12 years

Complete 8 masterpieces of artwork with 5 different mediums: watercolor, oil, acrylic, charcoal and oil pastel.


August 3-7                    9 am -12 pm                   Drawing and Printmaking

Instructor, Emily Brown, Allen High School art teacher

Cost $120; Age, entering 3-5 grades

Classic drawing techniques combined with experimental processes.


August 3-7                        1-4 pm                          Drawing and Printmaking

Instructor, Emily Brown, Allen High School art teacher

Cost $120; Age, entering 8-12 grades

Classic drawing techniques combined with experimental processes.


August 11-13                      9:30-11:30 am               Beautiful Penmanship

Instructor, Nicole Black of

Cost $115; Age 12-16 years

This is a traditional penmanship class. Learn to write with the grace of our grand or great grandparents.

We invite any established and emerging artists and/or groups working in any media to apply to exhibit at the Blue House Too, our new arts space. All artists wishing to exhibit must submit the Artist Exhibition Application which requires at least 8-10 quality images as examples of work to be included in an exhibition and a biographical sketch including awards and a list of past exhibits. Proposals may be submitted at any time either by mail, email or in person.

These applications are reviewed by our Exhibition Selection Committee. You will be notified as soon as a decision is made. Exhibitions are scheduled 3-6 months in advance. All Exhibition Committee selection decisions are final. Exhibitions are generally open for 2-3 weeks but that time may vary. Please note that the exhibiting artist is responsible for the delivery of artwork or must arrange for, and cover, shipping costs.

We are looking for qualified instructors to teach during summer in the field of visual art, written art, as well as art and design in technology. The Instructor Application Form can be submitted by mail, email, or in person. All instructors are subject to background checks.

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Invitation / Call for Frisco Area Artists for ArtSeen Studio Tour


ArtSeen invites artists and makers in the Frisco area to consider joining us for the 5th annual ArtSeen Studio Tour coming this October 17 & 18 in Frisco.  The Studio Tour is a free annual event that connects working artists with the community.

If you are interested in finding out more about the tour, and possibly participating in the fall event, we invite you to our meeting this Sunday, May 3 at 4:00pm at thegallery8680, located at 8680 W. Main Street, Frisco, TX  75033.

More information can be found at  If you have questions, contact Misty Oliver-Foster or 214-384-7200.

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Artspace 111: 2nd Annual Regional Juried Exhibition deadline May 31

Artspace 111:2nd Annual Regional Juried Exhibition


Fee: $35.00 (Artspace 111: Regional Juried Exhibtion Entry Fee)
Entry Deadline: 5/31/15

Artspace111 is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for the 2nd Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition, juried by distinguished artist Vernon Fisher. The exhibition will be open June 26th through August 7th with an opening reception on the evening of June 26th. Due date for entries is May 31st. All contemporary 2D work in any media is accepted. Please see the prospectus for details. Over $1200 will be awarded to the best works in show.


  • Exhibition – June 26 – August 7
  • Reception – June 26, 5:00p to 8:30p
  • Due Date/ Deadline for online submissions – May 31
  • Notification of acceptance June 8 – by email, and on the café site
  • Shipping Receiving – June 8 – June 19
  • Shipped Return – August 10 – 14
  • Hand delivery pickup – August 11 – August 14

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Logo Design Competition for Ellis County Art Association

Call for submissions for a new ECAA Logo!
April 30, 2015 Deadline

We’re moving into a new location soon and we think it’s time to update our logo. Click HERE for prospectus – deadline for submissions: April 30, 2015!

Below is the current Logo – it’s served us well for the past 15+ years…but it’s time for a new look!  Will your design be our new “identity”?
Ellis County Art Association

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27th Texarkana Regional’s deadline May 10

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TRAHC’s 27th Annual Juried Exhibition

TRAHC’s 27th Annual Juried Exhibition is a juried exhibition celebrating local, regional, and national artists. The competition is hosted by the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council, an arts council located in Texarkana, Texas, and generously sponsored by E-Z Mart, Inc.

The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older in the disciplines of Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Print-making, and Sculpture. Selected work will be exhibited at the Regional Arts Center from July 10 – August 8, 2015.

$35 flat fee for up to three entries. JUROR: Maxine Payne, Associate Professor of Art at Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas



May 10   Submission deadline
May 12-19   Judging Phase 1
May 20  Notifications emailed
May 20 – June 24   Receipt of shipped and hand delivered artwork
June 24   Accepted artwork due at 3:45 pm
June 30 – July 2   Judging Phase 2
July 10   Exhibit opens
July 10   Opening Reception, 5:30-8 pm, Awards presented at 7:30 pm
August 8   Exhibit closes
August 10 – September 12   Return of shipped and hand delivered artwork

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TVAA 68th Annual Members Exhibition – 2015 Call for Entry


Texas Visual Arts Association 68th Annual Members Exhibition – 2015
at Medical City Dallas

This is an all media exhibit that showcases the work of TVAA members. Others who are interested in the exhibit may join TVAA at the time of entry to qualify for participation in the event.

Juror Rusty Scruby
He moved to Texas as a young man to study aerospace engineering at Texas A&M University. Four years later, Rusty transferred to North Texas State University where he studied music composition. His artwork freely exchanges ideas between math, art, and music.

Art Delivery
Saturday, May 2, 10 am to 12 noon
at Medical City, Building A (West entrance)

Learn more and find entry & membership details on the website.

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Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughan Public Art Tribute Approved – Call for entry Coming


The Dallas Park Board has approved a contract with the Oak Cliff Foundation confirming contributions of $68,000 for a new public art installation honoring Dallas natives and world-renowned blues musicians, Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan to stand at Kiest Park in Oak Cliff, near the brothers’ childhood home. The move came just two days before Saturday’s induction of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cincinnati, OH. A call for artists will be issued this summer.

“We are pleased to be able to develop a public art commission to honor the lives and contributions of Dallas’ own Vaughan Brothers,” says Office of Cultural Affairs Interim Director, David Fisher. “Placing the work at Kiest Park, near their childhood home, is exactly the right location.”

The project will honor the Vaughan Brothers as important contributors to the history and culture of Dallas. The sibling blues guitarists Jimmie Vaughan (born in 1951) and Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954-1990) were born and raised in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas. They began playing guitar during their childhood and by their mid-teens were semi-professional musicians. The brothers relocated to Austin in the mid-1970s, forming individual bands that influenced the blues revival of the 1980s. Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash in August of 1990.

“The Dallas Park Board enthusiastically supported moving ahead with the contract for the Oak Cliff Foundation to contribute partial funding for the project,” says Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Manager, Kay Kallos. “I think everyone felt this kind of recognition in Dallas is long overdue.”

The total project budget of $142,000 includes $74,000 from the 2006 Bond Program for public art projects in parks and $68,000 from the Oak Cliff Foundation. Of that, $87,200 will be allocated for the artwork, $40,000 for maintenance and $14,800 for administrative costs.

Oak Foundation Board Member, Kirby Warnock helped move the project forward. “We’re pleased the Oak Cliff Foundation could help bring this project to fruition,” says Warnock. “Now we’re calling on the public to join the campaign.” Donations to the Vaughan Brothers Art Project can be made online at

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Biennial: Origins in Geometry entries due May 1

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For the prospectus see

Juried by Eleanor Heartney, New York-based art critic and curator

The third juried competition held by the museum to recognize excellence in emerging visual artists deriving inspiration from geometric abstraction.


The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art, 3109 Carlisle Street, Dallas, TX 75204-1194




A total of $1750 will be awarded as follows: Best of Show – $1000; Second Place – $500; and Third Place – $250.


Applicant Submission Deadline: May 1, 2015
Applicant Notifications Sent: June 22, 2015
Exhibition Dates: July 10 – October 5, 2015
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
: Friday, July 10, 2015, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Pick Up Artwork: October 6 – 11, during regular museum hours

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Young Marine Artists Search deadline July 1

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The Rockwall Art League is cooperating with the American Society of Marine Artists to promote their annual Young Marine Artists Search in the North Texas region.  The competition is designed to encourage young artists to explore marine subjects in their work, and is open to artists aged 16 to 23.  The deadline for entry is July 1, 2015.

The submission guidelines can also be downloaded from the website at: or click here: YMAS submission_guidelines_2015

Questions – please contact Anne Brodie Hill, 770-718-7586

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Artists ’Round Texas 13th Small Works Juried Art Show entries due April 27


Artists ’Round Texas presents its 13th Small Works Juried Art Show April 28 – May 29, 2015 at the Rowlett Annex Conference Bldg, 4004 Main, Rowlett – Behind Rowlett City Hall.


  • Take-in/Pay entry fee Mon., Apr. 27 (10am -12noon) Annex Conference Bldg
  • Hanging & Setup Mon., April 27 (after take-in)
  • Reception- Thursday, May 14, 6:30 – 8:30pm
  • Take Down/Pickup Mon. June 1 (10:00am – 12 noon)

Entry Fees; • A.R.T. MEMBERS – 5 entries for $25.00. $5.00 for each addiitonal entry. NON-MEMBERS – 5 entries for $35.00. $10.00 for each additional entry

Juror: Jodi White, visiting Assist. Prof. Wade College Dept Design, Dallas and Faculty Intructor Creative Arts Center of Dallas

Download the prospectus at or click here: 2015 Small Works Entry form

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Azle Main Street Art Festival and Tour Call for Entry

Azle Main Street Art Festival and Tour is looking for art submissions for our Showcase which will take place June 5-7, 2015.
The deadline for submissions is April 29, 2015.
Pieces in following accepted categories may be submitted online at
• Ceramics
• Digital Art
• Fiber
• Glass
• Metalworks
• Sculptures
• Wood
• Drawings
• Painting
• Photography
• Mixed Media

The entry fee is $25 for up to three pieces for consideration. One entry per artist. For further information and application details, please visit our website:

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Weatherford Art Association Photo Show & Sale call for entries

Call for Entries:
Weatherford Art Association Photo Show and Sale May 25 to June 19
.  Registration May 21-22-23 at the Firehouse Art Gallery in Weatherford at 119 Palo Pinto.  For more information visit Prospectus:


  • Registration: Thursday May 12 and Friday May 22, 11- 6pm Saturday May 23, 10am – 3pm
  • Show dates: May 25 – June 19
  • Reception: June 19, 6pm

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Small-Scale Art Show call for entry at Dutch Art


CALL FOR ENTRY: Small-Scale Art Show

DALLAS, TEXAS – The Dutch Art Gallery announces an art call for the annual juried art competition, “It’s A Small World”. The Gallery urges Artists to submit their best small-scale art for inclusion into the Gallery’s June, 6, 2015 7th Annual Art Exhibition.Miniature art is most often extremely detailed work, exquisite in color with a strength of composition which can compete with larger paintings. Art Leagues, Local, Regional and National Memberships should forward the invitation to members to submit an original entry in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and/or mixed media.

ARTISTS: Please enter a maximum of three (3) art entries into this juried art show competition. Winners will receive recognition to our Gallery database, e-marketing, social media, event and press release announcements. Cash prizes for the top 3 winners will be announced at the Awards and Opening Reception on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Cash Prize for 3rd place will be $250, 2nd Place $500 and 1st Place $700.

REGISTRATION FEE: A Maximum of Three (3) Entries Per Artist Per Entry Fee of $55.00USD.

About The Dutch Art Gallery: Conducts monthly events, two annual juried art shows for local and national artists. It is our intention to showcase incredible talent and display the exceptional abilities of artists worldwide.  To enter please submit an art entry in the online form by Midnight, Friday, May 1, 2015 for consideration to participate in the juried art show and exhibition. Please review the requirements to be considered in the show.

Click Here To Learn More of the Requirements and Register
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Pam and Hans MassarAbout Us

Celebrating 49 years in quality service of custom framing and showing fine art. We conduct monthly events, two annual juried art shows with artists from local and national member organizations. It is our intention to showcase incredible talent and display the exceptional abilities of worldwide artists.Owners, Hans and Pam Massar, are passionate about presenting art as well as quality custom framing. From maintaining the feeling of a family-owned business while presenting sophistication with the finest art galleries.

We are conveniently located in Lake Highlands at10233 E. Northwest Hwy #420, Dallas, TX 75238. View our 7,000 square foot showroom, featuring an array of original oil, mixed media, limited edition prints and a growing private collection. Open Tuesday – Saturday from 9:30am to 5:30pm.

Copyright © 2015 Dutch Art Gallery, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this e-mail because you were previously showcased in a juried art show at the Dutch Art Gallery.Our mailing address is:

Dutch Art Gallery

10233 E. Northwest Hwy

Dallas, TX 75238

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Fort Worth Public Art 2015 Call to Pre-Qualify for the List of Public Artists deadline extended to May 7

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Deadline Approaching – Apply Today!
 Call for Artists
 2015 Pre-Qualified List of Public Artists

Fort Worth Public Art invites you to apply to be on the 2015 Pre-Qualified List. This list will be the primary source for artist selection for upcoming public art projects in 2015 and 2016.

Creating public art is a unique and rewarding experience because of its impact on the public sphere. Your artwork reaches a wide audience and helps create a sense of place and collective community identity. Artists are at the core of the public art process – evoking the history of a community, revealing our current society, and communicating ideas for the future. Please apply today. The deadline for applications is April 16, 2015 EXTENDED TO MAY 7

Applying is easy and previous public art experience is not required. Just go to to create a profile and upload images of your artwork.

Local, North Texas-based artists can apply here. Artists with previous public art experience may choose to apply to the nationwide call by clicking here.

For more information please check out our website or email us at

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Seventh Annual Paint Historic Terrell 2015 – CANCELLED

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Paint Historic Terrell 2015 will be held April 11-19, with the awards reception on Saturday, April 25 at 2:30pm,  Terrell Heritage Museum, 207 N. Frances, Terrell, TX.  Whether an experienced plein air artist or novice, come join us for the fun in Terrell, TX located 30 minutes East of Dallas on SH 80!  Open to all artists l8 years and older, using any fine art media.  Registration form at or call Mary Jo Woodruff 972-345-3875.

Exhibit Reception April 25, 2015.

For the artist’s name to appear in the Paint Out literature, the registration form must be received by March 27, 2015.


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Plano Art Association: 125 Show 2015 entries due April 3 – EXTENDED April 6


Plano Art Association: 125 Show 2015


Fee: $40.00
Event Dates: 2/26/14 – 2/26/14
Entry Deadline: 4/3/15 Now 4/6

The Plano Art Association 125 Show is an annual event, held at The Arts Gallery in Plano, the Collin County College Arts Department gallery.Open to all artists who live within 125 miles of Plano, TX, it is a non-thematic juried show that exhibits the best of the artistic talent in the Metroplex area in a professionally run gallery setting.

  • 65 pieces will be in the final selected 125 Show from hundreds of entries
  • The 125 Show will run from April 27th to May 13th
  • The Reception date May 7th – best of show and other awards will be announced
  • Judges for this year—2D painter Mark Whitmarsh, who is held in some of the most respected art collections in the Southwest, and 3D glass artist, Carlyn Ray, who is featured in the winter issue of Patron Magazine for her stunning work as one of Dallas’ 14 emerging artists in the recent Artist vs Architect show.
  • Categories – submitted artwork must fit into one of the following categories:
    • 2D Artwork  (Two Dimensional Artworks)
    • 3D Artworks (Three Dimensional Artworks)
    • Printmaking, Photography (Traditional & Digital).

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Paint Historic Waxahachie with Ellis County Art Association



Visit ECAA & click on Events for prospectus, to enter online or download & print the entry form. Official Painting Period begins May 29, with painting to continue through June 7th.  


To participate in “pre-event” paint outs in May, we must have your entry by April 30. 

For more information, email

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2015 Irving Art Association Annual Membership Competition


Enter now!
In 2015 Irving Art Association celebrates its 60th Anniversary and holds its 60th annual membership competition!

It’s a special time so we are marking the occasion by offering a Challenge Award to our members entering artwork based on the theme of the 60th anniversary. Artwork may relate to the number 60 or any aspect of the association – activities, receptions, grounds, building, history, etc. All challenge artwork will be included in the annual IAA Winners Exhibit traveling to the Irving Arts Center after the exhibition at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts.

Juror will be Paula Nemec, BFA , who consults and teaches creativity through painting and design. Her media are aquamedia, printmaking and sculpture.

A quick summary for 2015:

  • Must be a current IAA member. To check your status, email To join or renew, click here.
  • All entries must be original and completed within the last two years.
    All types of subjects are accepted into the show, but all artists are requested to enter at least one artwork illustrating the theme of IAA’s 60th Anniversary for the Special Challenge Award. Challenge contenders will also be judged within the media categories and will be invited to participate in the IAA Winners Exhibit traveling to the Irving Arts Center in July.
  • Categories: Oil Painting; Water Media; Mixed Media/Misc.; Dry Media; Photography. Supports: canvas, panel, paper, or yupo.
  • Artwork must not be smaller than 8” x 10” (artwork size) nor exceed 36” x 36” framed nor be heavier than 20 lbs.
  • Artwork must be framed and wired. Plexiglas only for work over 16″x 20″ (exception pastels). No saw-tooth hangers. Wrap around canvas at least 1.5″ deep painted on all sides.
  • Competition will be juried.
  • Fee: $25 for 1-3 entries.


For information on entering, check the Rules as posted in the Prospectus: IAA2015MembersJuriedExhibitProspectus


To enter by mail, fill out the form on the Prospectus, enclose your check for $25, and your images on a CD or DVD, and mail your entry to arrive before the deadline May 3. Address: Irving Art Association, PO Box 153581, Irving TX 75015-3581

To obtain Photo/Entry Assistance on April 26, contact $10 fee, plus $25 entry fee.

To submit your entry online  and pay through PayPal ($25), go to the Registration Page.

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OPEN CALL – Liberty & Justice ‘For All’

OPEN CALL:  Liberty & Justice FOR ALL…an exhibit without borders.
Submission deadline is May 1 by 6:00 pm | no entry fee
Please visit website for detailed list of submission guidelines.

If you were taught that you should not talk politics or religion in polite conversation, this exhibit is your chance to speak your mind. With intentional emphasis on ‘For All’ – this exhibit is geared to provide the community with artwork that confronts injustices and considers justices found in our modern world. In an age of social media, satellite, and on sight journalism, we are consistently bombarded with news and views of impactful events. We want to provide the community with a common-ground viewing opportunity that will encourage internal and external dialogue and contemplation on current events taking place locally, globally, and far beyond our borders.

Because ALL lives matter, we are looking for art that reflects the theme and considers the world’s poor, weak, hungry, the radicals, religious, and refugees, human rights, slavery, political views, movers, shakers, spin doctors, givers, takers, lovers, haters, activists, instigators, victims, voters, advocates, promoters, confrontations, concerns, injustices, zealots, protests, the blessed, suppressed, and unaddressed, welfare, war torn, well-being, misunderstood, fleeing, agreeing, and disagreeing, lawful, illegal, violent, peaceful, freedoms, concerned citizens, and governments.

Questions? Email us at

ENTRY:  Artists may enter up to 3 artworks for jury review. Send entries via email as jpg images to
Entries to be received by 6:00 pm Friday, May 1.

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Recupere call for artists in recovery


Open call for artists in recovery. This show is celebrating the journey and reclaiming of life. Please submit ASAP. This show is being co-curated by J Sheree Johnson of Art is Life Studio, and Zandra Ellis of Rise Above Counseling Services. Deadline is April 4, 2015. Email or

Recupere will open May 1 from 8–11pm at Art Of Life Studio. Art Is Life Studio is located at 1200 E. Collins Blvd in Suite #106, Richarson. It is an eclectic new creative space in Richardson that features a small gallery highlighting local artists as well as doubling as a venue space for small events. For more information about Art is Life Studio see the websites: and


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Sign up to Paint Historic Waxahachie


Paint Historic Waxahachie

Exhibit Reception: 6/6/2015 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Waxahachie & the surrounding countryside
Check in: 113 West Franklin Street
Waxahachie TX 75165

Entry Fee:  $60


Late registrations accepted 1st come-1st serve. Limited to 50 artists

For Event information, Prospectus & Online Entry:

This 10th annual plein air event showcases the best landscape artists in Texas and surrounding states as they paint Waxahachie’s historic downtown and residential districts.

The 10th Annual “Paint Historic Waxahachie” is open to any artist using plein air technique in all fine art mediums. Artists must agree to paint a minimum 2 days (or sessions) on location during the official 7 day painting period, May 29th through June 5th. Canvas, board or paper must be authenticated prior to painting. Artists are required to submit a minimum of 2 paintings for the exhibition and sale.

Event Coordinator:

Tina Bohlman 972-741-6154

Entry form: 2015 ENTRY BROCHURE front&inside

Paint Historic Waxahachie 2015 is sponsored by the Ellis County Art Association,

a 501(c)3 non profit corporation. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of art will

benefit Ellis County Art Association community fine art programs.



Easels in Ellis County! EARLY PAINTING OPPORTUNITY! Register & pay entry fee before May 1st and be eligible to paint during any of the 4 weekends prior to Paint Out week! The locations will be along county roads and in nearby small towns within a 15 mile radius of Waxahachie.  Early registrants will be notified of the “official painting location” every week, on the Wednesday prior to each weekend.

Official Paint Out week: Friday, May 29 through the “turn in” deadline of 3:00 PM Friday, June 5, 2015 Only the paintings received by 3:00 P.M. Friday, June 5th will be included in the judging. (additional paintings may be submitted for sale on Saturday & Sunday June 6-7)

Friday evening, June 5: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Artists, Guests & Patrons Mixer & Preview Sale BBQ Buffet – Awards Presentation

Saturday & Sunday June 6 & 7: Exhibition opens to the public! o Artists paint on Courthouse Square & Downtown business district and help promote exhibition. Artists may bring paintings completed during this period to ECAA during regular business hours. Exhibition and Sale opens to the public Saturday, June 6. The sale will continue until Friday, July 10.

CLICK HERE to view & download General Guidelines & Information

CLICK HERE to view & download Entry Form (for mail in entry)

CLICK HERE: to Enter Online



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Art in the Atrium deadline March 28


Submit up to 5 images of artwork for display via this ONLINE FORM. If chosen, pieces will hang at City Hall in Frisco from April 27 and for six months afterwards.

Notification of acceptance is April 7.

For more details, see the Call for Art HERE.

The mission of the City of Frisco Public Art Program is to promote cultural, aesthetic, and economic vitality in Frisco by integrating the work of artists into public places, civic infrastructure and private development. In keeping with that mission the public art board initiated Frisco’s Art in the Atrium series at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center. This facility with its open atrium design and tall limestone walls has proven to be an exceptional venue to showcase the artistic excellence of our local and regional artists. The City of Frisco seeks two dimensional works of art by artist or arts organizations from the Frisco and the surrounding area for the 10th installment of Frisco’s Art in the Atrium series. This exhibition is part of the city’s ongoing exhibition program series at Frisco’s City Hall to showcase regional artistic endeavors and to encourage public dialogue, understanding and enjoyment of visual art. The program’s goal is to reflect the artistic excellence in and around Frisco and to promote the city’s cultural and economic initiatives. The 2015-2016 Art in the Atrium Exhibition is scheduled for April 27 and runs approximately 6 months.

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VAGF 2015 Member Exhibition “Mythology” deadline March 31


The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco is hosting a member exhibition, themed around “Mythology.”  The works will be displayed in the Frisco Art Gallery, with a closing reception on May 17 from 3-5PM. Come see local artists’ creativity! FREE and open to the public.

Interested in submitting artwork to the show? Click HERE for the prospectus.

No entry fee, but must be a VAGF member. Join at

Questions? Contact VAGF Exhibits Coordinator: Marina –


deadline: March 31

exhibit: April 7 – May 17

closing reception & awards: May 17, 3-5pm

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