Category Archive: Competitions / Calls for Entries

Call for Entries: Paint Rowlett Plein Air Juried Art Competition



Open to all artists 18 years and older, using any fine art media; oil, acrylic, collage, pen & ink, watercolor, pencil, etc. Blank canvases and other blank art surfaces will be stamped on Sat., Sept. 20th at registration, when you will pick up your map showing ten selected locations and a Rowlett Chamber of Commerce Welcome bag with goodies. You will also receive three 4×6 blank cards, which are also being judged as a separate catagory. NOTE: Your art MUST begin on site from your SKETCHES. Reference photos may be used only to complete art. 


Entry Deadline;   Postmarked no later than Sat., Sept. 13. No entries will be accepted after this date.

Registration;   Saturday, Sept. 20 10am-12 noon, Rowlett Public Library, 3900 Main, Rowlett, TX

All artwork is to be created from September 20 – September 27. 

Take-in;   Saturday, September 27 – 10am-12 noon, Rowlett Public Library

Juror;  Merry Fuhrer

Reception/Awards;   Thursday, October 2, 6:30pm, Rowlett Public Library

Take-down;    Saturday, November 1, 10am-12 noon, Rowlett Public Library


1st Place; $400, with appropriate 2nd, 3rd, 4th place, a Best of 4×6 Cards, and various purchase awards.


A.R.T. reserves the right to refuse art not meeting eligibility requirements and/or any with content considered unsuitable. All art must be for sale, and cannot be removed before the end of show, unless purchased. Artists handle their own sales, and must show ID to a Rowlett Public Library Staff person before buyer removes art.

For questions, call; 972-475-1836, download extra forms at;, or visit us on Facebook.

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2014 Creative Arts competition at the State Fair of Texas


The State Fair of Texas is pleased to bring you the Creative Arts competition information for 2014. For each department’s sections, rules and entry guidelines, and entry forms, see Be sure to study the rules and requirements for this year’s competitions.

The State Fair offers more than 1,100 categories in 12 departments to be entered and judged before the fair begins on September 26.  The Fair also offers 24 daily contests during the annual exposition.

Important Dates
  • Entry form, fees and mailed-in entry items for pre-Fair competitions: Friday, July 25, 2014 (postmark date)
  • Drop-off days for hand-delivered pre-Fair competitions: August 15-17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
  • Non-winning entry item pick-up: September 10, noon to 5 p.m.; September 11-12, 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
  • State Fair of Texas Sept. 26 – Oct. 19, 2014
  • Post-Fair pick-up: October 22, noon to 7 p.m.; October 23-24, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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2014 Art Hop deadline Aug. 22


2014 Art Hop
Seventh Edition!
Categories: 2D, 3D, Printmaking and Photography
Best of Show Prize: $1,000 Cash + $250 Gift Certificate from Jerry’s Artarama and + $250 Gift Certificate from Ampersand.
People’s Choice Award: $250
Awards for each individual category:
First Place; $500 Cash
Second Place: $300 Cash
Third Place: $200 Cash
Judges are still being finalized.
Deadline for submission is August 22, 2014
Please visit our website for more information.



  • August 22:  Entries are due. All mailed in entries must be received by this date.
  • September 8:  Art Hop Participants will be announced
  • September 26:  Shipped participant artwork is due
  • September 30:  Hand delivered participant artwork is due at each individual venue to be specified upon acceptance.  Volunteers will be available from noon to 3 PM.
  • October 3:  2014 Art Hop Exhibit opens
  • October 11:  Artist Reception & Awards Ceremony, Georgetown Art Center
  • October 30:  2014 Art Hop Exhibit closes
  • October 31:  Artwork pick up at participating venues from 2 to 5 PM
  • November 4:  Returned mailing of shipped artwork begins.


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2014 9×12 Works on Paper Show


The FWCAC announces an open call for entries: 2014 9 x 12 Works on Paper Show December 5-26, 2014.  Artworks on or of paper or paper products may be any size, but MUST fit in a 9 x 12 envelope; folded, 3D or multi-part OK.  Unmatted, unframed photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, cast or folded paper or digital prints OK (other materials attached-OK). Original artworks only; no reproductions.  Put artist’s name, address, title & date of work and medium on back. No entry form.


Open to all artists – no age or geographical restrictions. All artwork is shown – no jury. Entry fee is $5US/piece; 6 entries max.  Postmark deadline November 15, 2014.  All artwork for sale for $100US; artist gets 75%.  Unsold works with SASE will be mailed by Jan 31; no metering. Send entries, entry fee by check or M.O. to 9 x 12, FWCAC, 1300 Gendy, Ft Worth, TX 76107. International artists/for more information: or



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2014 Wildlife & Domestic Animal Juried Art Competition call for entries


2014 13th Annual Wildlife & Domestic Animal Juried Art Competition

AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX

2014 marks the thirteenth year Irving Art Association has held a special competition on wildlife and/or domestic animal art. Any animal species will be considered as acceptable subject matter for works, both wildlife and domestic. This national show is open to all legal residents of the U.S. in the contiguous 48 states, 18 and older. Juror is Anne L. Hines.

Deadline for entry is July 29, 2014.

Entry fee is $35 ($25 for IAA members). You may join IAA at time of entry to receive the discount.

All work must be original. Limit of three entries. For more information, see the prospectus: 2014 Wildlife & Domestic Animal Juried Art Competition Prospectus. Submission this year is online only. For questions, contact the Show Chair at

Click here: Register ONLINE with payment by PalPal.

Winners from past years:

2013 Best of Show: Helen Bailey, A Mother’s Care

2013 Best of Show:
Helen Bailey, A Mother’s Care


Akiko Watanabe

2012 Wildlife Best of Show by Akiko Watanabe “Tiger Face”

Barbara Mason

2012 Pet Art Best of Show
Barbara Mason, Purr-fect Perch



  • Sunday, July 13 1-4pm Help with digital Images & entry $10
  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014 midnight Entry DEADLINE
  • Aug. 11 Notification of acceptance by email
  • Aug. 25 – 29 Shipped entries due (Mon. – Fri.)
  • Saturday, August 30 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Hand delivered entries; Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75062
  • Sunday, August 31, 2014 Exhibit opens to public
  • Sunday, September 14 2:00 – 4:00 pm Reception & Awards
  • Friday, September 26 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Strike show & art pickup
  • Sept. 27 – Dec. 6 Traveling Exhibit, West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062 (optional)

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Fresh Ideas Show 2014 entries due July 19 & 20


The Visual Art League of Lewisville announces a call for entries for the Fresh Ideas Show 2014

The Visual Art of Lewisville, Texas is pleased to announce a call for entries for the Fresh Ideas Juried Members Show to be held at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery in Lewisville, Texas July 26 through September 13, 2014.

The exhibit is open to all current Visual Art League members and to all artists who sign-up for membership at the time of entry. The entry fee is $25.00 for current VAL Members for a maximum of three 3 pieces of work.

The prize money for all awards combines to over $1,200. First Place Winner will receive a cash prize of $500.00, and a solo show in 2015 at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery. There will also be cash prizes for 2nd Place, 3rd Place, 2 Honorable Mentions and a People’s Choice Award.

Entries will be accepted at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery on Saturday, July 19, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, and Sunday, July 20, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

The Juror this year is Diane Walker-Gladney. Diane is a contemporary painter whose work is featured in numerous public and private collections, including the Longview Museum of Fine Art. Her achievements include being featured in the 24th edition of the critically acclaimed periodical, New American Paintings. She was also named a Hunting Art Prize finalist three times. Diane holds a master’s degree in Art. She is represented by M.A. Doran Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Norwood Flynn Gallery in Dallas.

Visit for a copy of the Prospectus and a Membership form. The Visual Art League of Lewisville may be contacted via email on their website, or by phone at 972-420-9393.

The MCL Grand Theater is located at 100 N. Charles Street in Lewisville, Texas.

For more info, email


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Call to Artists: Art in the Metroplex



Art in the Metroplex Juried Exhibition

Deadline: August 25, 2014

Art in the Metroplex is back!  After a brief hiatus, TCU has handed over the reins of the Art in the Metroplex exhibit to the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, so this decades-long tradition of a multi-county show will continue on.

The Arts Center welcomes submissions from artists in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas – Tarrant, Dallas, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Hill, Hood, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufmann, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell and Wise counties for the 2014 Art in the Metroplex Exhibition.  Exhibition is October 3 – 30, 2014 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Juror is Sara-Jayne Parsons. Awards TBA.  Deadline August 25, 2014.

Artists may submit up to three artworks in JPG format, preferably 1 to 2MB file size.  Only 3D work may include a detail or second view.  Video may be AVI, MOV, MPG or MP4. Works must be original, and have been completed in the last two years. Students 18 and older are welcome to submit work, but it must have been created without supervision. No work previously exhibited in Art in the Metroplex competition may be entered. Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, video, and mixed media qualify for entry.

Artists may submit up to three pieces.  Non-refundable fee is $35.  Submission is a 3-part process; make sure to enter a current and correct email to receive all instructions. Artists can submit work using the following link:

Juror Sara-Jayne Parsons is currently the Exhibitions Curator at the Bluecoat in Liverpool, UK, where for six years she has produced a contemporary exhibition programme featuring the work of a diverse group of artists in various media, including artist residencies and publications. She will be the new Director of The Galleries at TCU starting Fall 2014, lending a link to the former home of Art in the Metroplex.

Parsons has worked directly with many artists to develop and produce new, commissioned works.  As well as writing for contemporary art magazines such as Source and Art Monthly Australia, Sara-Jayne has published essays in various exhibition catalogues such as Soft Estate: Edward Chell (2013), 3am: wonder, paranoia and the restless night (2013), I Exist (in some way) (2013), Is Britain Great? 3: The Caravan Gallery (2011), and Jyll Bradley: Airports for the lights, shadows and particles, (2011).

Sara-Jayne received an MA in Art History from the University of North Texas (1996) and was previously Assistant Director at the UNT Art Galleries. She is currently completing a PhD in Art History at the University of Texas at Austin.

Contact: Elaine Taylor; or 817.298.3021

Accepted artists will receive instructions on final presentation and delivery.


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GPAC 2014 Open Juried Art Show entries due Aug. 18

2014 Annual Open Juried Art Show & Sale
September 11-27, 2014
The Summit Lobby Gallery, 2975 Esplanade
Grand Prairie, Texas
$3,000 in cash prizes
Open to all artists age 18 and over. Entries must be original, unpublished and must not have been previously exhibited in a GPAC Exhibition.
All media will be considered including but not limited to 3-dimensional, photography, drawing-all media, computer graphics, etc.
Sponsored by the Grand Prairie Arts Council
  • August 18: Final postmark date for receipt of artwork images, entry form, and fee.
  • August 25: Notice of acceptance will be mailed.
  • September 11 & 12: In-take of hand delivered, accepted work.
  • September 13, Saturday, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Opening Reception & Awards Presentation.
  • September 27: Exhibition closes.

Printable entry brochure
 Mail completed form and email images to

Questions? More information?
Contact the Grand Prairie Arts Council
Phone: 972-642-2787

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33rd PSSW National entries due Sept. 5


The Pastel Society of the Southwest 2014 National Juried Exhibition will be the nonprofit organization’s 33rd Juried Show. The exhibition will be held at the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Grapevine Texas with a reception for artists, collectors, the public and press. Historic downtown Grapevine has over 200 restaurants, along with art galleries, fabulous shopping and winery tasting rooms. Events take place throughout the year.

We invite you to participate in our juried exhibition and be a part of our quest for the highest artistic excellence in the soft pastel medium. We also encourage you to join The Pastel Society of the Southwest. Our membership ranges from beginners to nationally recognized professionals, and we seek to increase our knowledge and enjoyment of the pastel medium.

The total awards given in 2013 equaled + $5,000, including a $1,000 Best in Show. This years show will be judged and juried by nationally recognized artist Margaret Dyer who will also conduct a workshop in Grapevine November 3-5.


Online submission- Deadline: September 5, 2014


M. Dyer “ann-braiding-her-hair”


  • SEPTEMBER 5 Entry Deadline
  • OCTOBER 3 Notification of acceptance Please check your e-mail carefully, even SPAM! You can also check your portfolio at Juried Art Services.
  • OCTOBER 20- 27 Out of Town Entries to Craters & Freighters
  • NOVEMBER 3 Hand Delivered Entries Accepted 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • NOVEMBER 5 Exhibition Opens
  • TBA Reception and Awards Ceremony
  • November 28 Exhibition Closes
  • November 28 Pick up of hand delivered entries 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • DECEMBER 12 Shipped entries returned by this date









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San Antonio Fiber Art deadline Oct. 13


40th Annual San Antonio Fiber Art Show

DEADLINE : October 13, 2014

Open to all Texas artists working in a fiber medium, or employing
fiber techniques. Juror: Barbara Schneider. Nov 21-Dec 17, 2014.
Sponsored by the Fiber Artists of San Antonio.

For one fee ($30/$35), can enter up to four pieces. Cash awards.
FASA is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization

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Call to Artists – 45th annual River Road Show


The 45th Annual River Road Show , a national juried exhibition sponsored by the Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild, is posting a call for artists’ entries. Open to all US aritst 18+ (except photography or digitally enhanced), work must be original and created within the last 2 years. Juror: Master Artist, Morten E. Solberg. $40 for first 3 entries ($5 for each after 3, maximum 10 entries). $4,000+ in awards. Entry deadline is September 1; exhibit is December 3 through December 29 at the Louisiana State Archives Gallery in Baton Rouge, LA.  Reception and Awards presentation is December 12.  LAAG_Logo_125

For more details and the Prospectus, see website or Contact: Wilma Roy, | Phone: 225-753-0361 | Web:

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IAC’s Art Connection entries due July 12 & 13


Irving Arts Center’s 14th Annual Art Connection Members Exhibition

Entry deadline/delivery of artwork: July 12, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and July 13, 1 – 5 p.m.
The 2014 Prospectus may be downloaded here.

Exhibition dates:  July 19- August 10, 2014

About the Art Connection Members Exhibition:

This annual, non-juried exhibition is open to all current members who wish to participate. New members may join and pay dues at the time of entering their work. The entry fee is $5 per work, and artists may submit up to two pieces. Eligible entries will be judged for $1,650 in cash awards in three categories: Youth, Non-Professional and Professional. An overall “Best of Show” prize will also be awarded.

July 20 – Art Connection Exhibit Reception, Awards Ceremony and Family Funday

2 – 4 p.m. l Main Gallery and Suite 200 l Free at the Irving Arts Center

The Irving Arts Center is a department of the City of Irving and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution bringing the arts to the heart of Dallas/Fort Worth. Proud of the “Best in the Burbs” designation by D Magazine, in 2013 the Arts Center hosted 1,715 events, including 186 performances and 24 exhibitions and welcomed 111,358 visitors from 43 states and the District of Columbia.

Art Connection is the IAC’s membership program for the visual arts. Members can join at a variety of levels, including a dual membership with the Smithsonian Affiliations program. Call (972) 252-ARTS for more information.


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Forney’s Top 40 Regional Art Exhibition deadline July 30


Forney Arts Council presents Top 40! Regional Art Exhibition
September 12—October 30, 2014
$700 in prize money!
  • July 30, 2014 Entry Deadline
  • Aug. 15, 2014 Notification of Acceptance
  • Sept 12, 2014 5:00-7:00 pm  Hand Deliveries
  • Sept 12, 2014 Installation
  • Sept 13, 2014 5:00-6:00 pm  Reception & Awards Ceremony
  • Oct. 30, 2014 Pick up Art

prospectus: Top 40 Regional Juried Show 2014


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BLACK & WHITE entries due July 20


Call for Art

TVAA Downtown Gallery

Black & White

August 4 – 29, 2014


So many of the things we love are black and white: books, newspapers, Ansel Adams photographs, old vinyl records, film noir and other old movies, pandas, zebras, panthers, penguins, Pegasus Theater, snow shining under moonlight, and people, to name a few. Is the truth always black or white? For this show, artists are invited to submit work in any medium that is black or white, a combination of black and white, or addresses the concept of black and white in some way. 

Artists may submit up to three jpgs at 72dpi and 1000 pixels on longest side.

Download prospectus

Deadline for submission is July 20, 2014. Send entries to Curator KeLaine Kvale at:


Curator:  KeLaine Kvale Phone:  214-296-7314  Email:

TVAA Downtown Gallery
Plaza of the Americas
700 N. Pearl Street, Suite G207
Dallas, Texas  75201
(972) 951-7879

Gallery located on the lobby concourse above the skating rink, Suite G207
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm


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Kerrville Outdoor Painters’ Event entry deadline July 31


Kerrville Outdoor Painters’ Event

Paint along the Guadalupe River as it runs through historic Kerrville in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Enjoy private and public access painting locations, demos, daily receptions, quick draw, awards and an optional extended exhibition opportunity.

Event: October 1 – 4, 2014
Exhibition & Sale: October 4 – 25, 2014

Event information:

 KOPE Application 2014

 Click Here to Register

Eligibility: Open to any artist who paints in any medium using the plein air technique. Participating artists must paint on location using surfaces stamped during the event. Early Entry Fee: $75 event registration, refunded if not accepted. Due by July 31, 2014. Regular Entry Fee: $85 event registration, refunded if not accepted.

Kerr Arts & Cultural Center
228 Earl Garrett Street
Kerrville, Texas 78028



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Fifteenth Annual Texas Furniture Makers entries due Sept. 2


Fifteenth Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show call for artists

October 30 – November 30, 2014
A Statewide Competition of the Finest Custom Furniture Makers in Texas

Awards Reception: October 4, 6-8 p.m.


Furniture artists from across Texas are invited to submit their entries for this year’s Texas Furniture Makers Show. Artists will have their work presented to the public in a formal gallery atmosphere in the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center ( at the height of the holiday buying season October 30 through November 29, 2014.

These shows have a history of high attendance and great sales during and after the show. As always there will be generous cash and merchandise awards for winners in all categories.

Past Texas Furniture Makers Shows have included every possible style – from Contemporary and Traditional styles to Texas Style and Conceptual Art furniture styles. Artists who want to display a masterpiece of their craftsmanship but not sell it are also invited to participate.

The drop-dead cutoff date for entries is Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014. Interested artists can obtain full details at

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center

228 Earl Garrett Street
Kerrville, Texas 78028

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday, 1 – 4 pm



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Bastrop Art in Public Places

City of Bastrop, Texas

Bastrop, Texas is a unique blend of old and new. Nestled on the banks of the Colorado River, in the heart of the Lost Pines region, the Bastrop historic district offers a delightful selection of shops, restaurants and inns. Nearby neighborhoods have over 100 historic homes, many beautifully restored. A Texas Main Street City since 2007, Bastrop was also named a Distinctive Destination in 2010 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in recognition of the City’s work to preserve its historic character, promote heritage tourism and extend its welcome.

The Bastrop Downtown Sculpture Project is a program of the Bastrop Art in Public Places Task Force and the City of Bastrop. It is an outdoor visual arts exhibition put in place annually.  This highly visible and accessible exhibit will serve as an art destination for the residents of Bastrop County and Central Texas, as well as, visitors to the area.  Viewers will have an opportunity to appreciate and be inspired by the variety, artistry and creativity unique to this exhibition.  Sculptures from Texas artists that are selected through the juried process will be installed throughout the historic downtown Bastrop corridor for one full year (November 5, 2014, through October 15, 2015).  The sculptures will vary in theme, construction and materials and may be on sale while on loan.

The winning sculptures will be presented at a Sculpture Stroll on Sunday afternoon, November 9, 2014, starting at 2pm.  An awards ceremony will take place at 3pm at the gazebo on the Courthouse lawn followed by receptions to meet the artists at three galleries in downtown Bastrop.

2014/2015 Call for Entries

You are invited to submit your work to be displayed for the year-long public exhibit that showcases large scale, outdoor sculpture.  See the prospectus for more information: BAIPP Sculpture Call Final



December 1, 2014: Submission Deadline Confirmations of receipt of submissions

February 1, 2015: Notification of Acceptance

February 15, 2015: Signed contract and W-9 due

March 16-20, 2015: Installation by appointment

March 22, 2015: Tentative times for events 2 pm – Sculpture Stroll

3 pm – Awards Ceremony 3:30-6 pm – Artist Receptions

March, 2016: Uninstall Work by appointment

For artist or event information, please contact Deborah Johnson with the Bastrop Art in Public Places Committee at 512 657-4275.



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Dallas Zoo Public Art Project – Aug. 8, 2014 deadline

Public Art Budget: $262,000
Submission Deadline: August 8, 2014
City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA)

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from artists and/or artist teams to work with the Park and Recreation Department, and the Dallas Zoo to participate in the design, fabrication and installation of a work of public art near the entrance to the Dallas Zoo.

The Dallas Zoo is a 106-acre zoo located 3 miles (5 km) south of downtown Dallas, Texas. Established in 1888, it is the oldest and largest zoological park in Texas and it is home to over 2,000 animals representing 406 species.

A panel of arts professionals and community representatives will review qualified submissions in August. A small group of artists will be short-listed for the project and will be contracted to develop a site specific concept for artwork. Each artist selected will receive a stipend of $3000 to cover the costs of producing a site specific public art concept proposal for the Zoo. The stipend must cover all costs of site visits, site research, production of a site-specific public art concept, shipping of the maquette (where applicable) and travel to make a presentation of the proposal to a selection panel.

The short-listed artists will prepare a conceptual design proposal comprised of drawings, digital renderings or, where applicable, a maquette, for a site-specific work at the designated location that will be responsive to the following:

Artwork should include visual references to the Zoo and Zoo wildlife.

Artwork must support the Dallas Zoo’s mission: “Inspiring Passion for Nature and Conserving Wildlife.”

This location will serve as a gateway to the Dallas Zoo and the artwork design should reflect this.

Artwork should welcome visitors to the Zoo.

Artwork should serve as a “way-finding” element to alert visitors to the entrance to the Zoo.

Artwork must complement the existing artwork at the site. The giraffe has served as the defining image of the Zoo for many years and will continue to a be prominent icon for the Dallas Zoo.

Artwork must be highly visible in the landscape.

Movement and interactive qualities can be considered.

Due to the overall topography around the proposed location, land form elements are of interest.

Artwork must require little or no maintenance free of safety hazards.

The site for the artwork is near the entrance to the Zoo at the corner of South Marsalis and RL Thornton Freeway access road.


All artists are eligible to apply,with the following exceptions:

Artists currently under contract with the City of Dallas Public Art Program,

Employees of the City of Dallas, their spouses, members of the Public Art Committee or the Cultural Affairs Commission or their families,

Consultants under contract for any phase of this project,

Undergraduate students.


Demonstrated successful completion of public art or park project of similar size and scope

Demonstrated ability to work with a design and construction team.

Demonstrated ability to complete work on time and on budget.

Project budget is $262,000.

Ability to attend and/or participate in meetings with design teams, community members and others involved in the project. Participation can be by phone.

The size of the site is 150ft X 100ft.
There are no height restrictions in this location.

The Marsalis Ave. bridge leading to the site will also have enhancement elements that include images of giraffes.

Existing landscaping will remain. This includes any existing trees or background screening material at the property line.

The site is the high point of the portion of the Zoo campus adjacent to the Main Entry. Land forming and grade changes at the site will generally occur at the rear of the proposed art installation and adjacent to Opera Street.

Site Assessment: Dallas Zoo has conducted a site assessment determining that no barriers exist underground at this location.

For more information about The Dallas Zoo visit

Application for any project advertised by the City of Dallas Public Art Program constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions outlined in this prospectus as well as recognition of ordinances and policies of the City of Dallas (including the Good Faith Effort and the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise goals of the City Dallas). The City of Dallas reserves the right to reject all submissions and to terminate the selection process without prior notice.

For more infomation about the City of Dallas Public Art Program:

Please submit qualifications at
Submissions will only be accepted via CaFE
Submission deadline is August 8, 2014.
Send inquiries to Drema Chávez at

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Art in the Metroplex 2014 entries due Aug.. 25


Exhibition:  Art in the Metroplex 2014

Date: October 3 – 30, 2014.

Opening Reception: October 3, 2014, 6 – 9PM.  A juror’s talk and awards will be given during this time. 

Where: Fort Worth Community Arts Center

1300 Gendy Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Art in the Metroplex is back!  After a brief hiatus, TCU has handed over the reins of the Art in the Metroplex exhibit to the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, so this decades-long tradition of a multi-county show will continue on. A fixture at TCU for thirty years, Art in the Metroplex was a collaboration between Templeton Art Center and the TCU School of Art.  FWCAC is proud to be the new home of this significant regional exhibit.

The Arts Center welcomes submissions from artists in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas – Tarrant, Dallas, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Hill, Hood, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufmann, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell and Wise counties for the 2014 Art in the Metroplex Exhibition.  Exhibition is October 3 – 30, 2014 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.  Juror is Sara-Jayne Parsons. Awards TBA.  Deadline August 25, 2014.  Artists will find a prospectus and entry form at

Juror Sara-Jayne Parsons is the new Director of The Art Galleries of TCU, lending a link to the former home of the show.  Ms. Parsons has been the Exhibitions Curator of The Bluecoat in Liverpool, UK for the past six years, and is a contributor to Source and Art Monthly Australia. She was previously Assistant Director at the UNT Art Galleries.

Art in the Metroplex exhibition is October 3 – 30, 2014 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.  Juror Sara-Jayne Parsons will present awards and a juror’s talk on October 3.

For press images or to receive more information, please contact Elaine Taylor at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 817-298-3021 or at

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Exhibition hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

The Fort Worth Community Arts Center, a City-owned facility, was established in October 2002 by the Fort Worth City Council. Information about the Arts Center and opportunities for artists can be found on the website at:  The Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County manages the Arts Center. The FWCAC includes two theatres; nine art galleries; office space for arts organizations and public areas for rental by other non-profit organizations, individuals, corporate and special events.

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Zoomos’s Eiffel Challenge for artists


Create your own take of the Eiffel Tower in honor of Bastille Day July 14! Submissions can be in any artistic form: canvas, print, sculpture, fashion etc. Entries due Thursday, July 10 and winner will be announced July 14. Prize is free 30 day pop-up booth space at ZOOMOS. Contact Justin Watwood at or 469-248-6363

ZOOMOS, 504 Madison Ave, Dallas TX. Zoomos is a new retail startup concept located right in the heart of the eclectic Bishop Arts District in Dallas, TX. 

The concept of a pop-up shop is something fairly new but has been gaining popularity over the last few years. A Pop-Up Shop gives artists, entrepreneurs, and other creative minded people an opportunity to showcase their creations and brands in a retail space with a short-term lease. 


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51st SWS 2014 Membership Show entries due June 30


Deadline is Monday!

The 51st Southwestern Watercolor Society 2014 Membership Show is open to all SWS members in good standing.

All work must be original watermedia on paper or Yupo. Accepted watermedia Includes watercolors, acrylics, inks, gouache, casein, egg tempera, watercolor pencils, and watercolor crayons. Collage materials must be painted with a watermedia by the artist.


2014-2015 dues must be paid by June 1, 2014. Dues are $35.00 for individuals, $25.00 for Seniors 65+, $52.50 for families, and $37.50 for Senior families.  Dues may be combined with Entry Fees.

Nonrefundable entry fees are: $30.00—one painting; $35.00—two paintings; $40.00—three paintings Entry fees may be paid online through the SWS website or by check made out to SWS. Artists may join for $35 then enter entries at the same time. ONLINE ONLY submission.

Awards: Best of Show–$1,500.00 Edgar A. Whitney–$1,000.00 1st Place–$750.00 2nd Place–$500.00 3rd Place–$300.00. More than $5,000.00 in cash and merchandise to be awarded.

Juror – Fealing

Award-winning watercolorist, Fealing Lin of San Marino, California, was born in Taiwan and began her journey into artistic expression as a protégé of renowned professor Ching-Jung Chen in Taiwan. With a fluidity of colors, Ms. Lin combines impressionistic strokes and semi-abstract techniques to elicit life and movement in her portrait and landscape watercolors. Her paintings adorn the paper with both harmony and emotion. Fealing is a signature member of National Watercolor Society and Transparent Watercolor Society of America

See the Show Prospectus Here. For more about SWS, see the website


  • Monday, June 30 – Midnight deadline for entry of mailed CD’s and Online entries
  • Sunday, July 13 – Preview Party at Royal Lane Baptist Church, Dallas, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 4 (target date) – Acceptance notification
  • Tuesday, September 2 – Deadline for shipped art
  • Tuesday, September 2 - Hand delivered art due 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Eisemann Center
  • Thursday, September 4 – Exhibit Opens, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday
  • Sunday, September 21 – Awards reception, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Eisemann Center
  • Sunday, September 28 – Exhibit closes
  • Monday, September 29 – Pick up hand delivered art, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, September 29 – Shipped art returned

For questions pleas email Bill Johnson



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A Year on the Plaza Art Competition deadline Aug. 28


Professional artists across Texas are invited to enter A Year on the Plaza Art Competition by Thursday, Aug. 28 at 3:00 p.m.  Formerly titled The Catholic Foundation Plaza Artists Competition, the new name reflects a fresh approach to the competition, now in its ninth year.  “A Year on the Plaza” highlights the exceptional exhibition opportunity for the winning artist, and a new public showcase for all accepted submissions gives artists more exposure than in years past.

Presented by The Catholic Foundation, the unique competition is accepting original work, searching for a piece of art to adorn a 28-foot-long by 9-foot-wide public art wall in the Dallas Arts District for one year.  The winning artist also receives a $2,500 stipend and honorable mentions receive $250 each.  All accepted submissions will be displayed in a public showcase this fall.

“A Year on the Plaza Art Competition gives Texas professional artists the opportunity to leave their mark on the Dallas Arts District in a big way,” said J. Matthew Kramer, president and CEO of The Catholic Foundation.  “In addition to an unveiling ceremony and reception for the winner, we are adding a public showcase for all accepted art submissions to share the expanse of creativity and talent we see each year.”

Submissions must measure 28 inches by 9 and 2/3 inches and be in keeping with the location of the Plaza on the Cathedral grounds but do not require a religious theme.  The Request for Proposal is available at

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Once the winning piece is selected by a panel of highly respected members of the local arts community, it will be unveiled during a public dedication ceremony in October 2014.  The Selection Committee includes one representative from The Catholic Foundation and one representative from the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe; Cindy M. Gummer, owner of The Enchanted Galleries; Katherine Wagner, CEO of the Business Council for the Arts; Patricia B. Meadows, Art Connections; Dallas artist Pamela Nelson; and architect Gary Skotnicki.

“I was honored to have won A Year on the Plaza in 2008,” said Pamela Nelson.  “Having my work on display for a year in the heart of the Dallas Arts District was an artist’s dream come true.”

The Catholic Foundation Plaza is a unique 3,900-square-foot public space located at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe on the corner of Flora and Crockett Streets, directly across from the Meyerson Symphony Hall.  The Plaza is in a highly visible location to visitors to the Dallas Arts District and is also one of the sites on the “Public Art Walk Dallas.” Dedicated in 2006, the Plaza was a gift from The Catholic Foundation to the Dallas community to commemorate the Foundation’s 50th anniversary.  The wall currently displays last year’s winning piece, “Homage to The Concertgebouw” by Jim Keyes.  Smaller replicas of all past winning artwork are mounted on the wall as well.


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2014 MAC@20 Membership Exhibition call for artists

2014 MAC@20 Membership Exhibition

Something Old, Something New, Something Funky, Something Blue
Opens Saturday, July 26, 6 pm
Drop-off days: July 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 22nd
11 am – 8 pm


All persons with memberships valid through August 2014 are eligible to submit artwork. Entrants must be or become members of The McKinney Avenue Contemporary at the time of submission. Membership applications and information about membership benefits can be acquired at The MAC – 3120 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204 or here.

A one year Artist/Student Membership is $30.



The 2014 Annual Membership Exhibition theme is Something Old, Something New, Something Funky, Something Blue: MAC@20 Membership Exhibition.

A new twist on a familiar phrase, celebrate 20 years of The MAC’s funky past, and help us add to our future!

More Information

About The MAC
Established in 1994, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist role in society providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. The MAC is a member of Dallas Art Dealers Association and The Uptown Association.
The MAC is open Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Interviews and images related to this exhibition are available upon request.
Contact: Claire Roseland, Gallery Manager
McKinney Avenue Contemporary
3120 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75204
McKinney Avenue Contemporary”
Trademarks / Copyrights
The MAC, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, its name and logo are registered Copyrights of The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation. Other names may be trademarks and or copyrights of their respective owners.

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9th Annual TAC Juried Membership Exhibit entries due June 20


Time to enter the 9th Annual Texas Artists Coalition Juried Membership Exhibit!  The submission process is online this year, although if you have trouble you may call us and make other arrangements.   See Submission  for more information.  The Texas Artists Coalition is a membership program designed to offer benefits for artists in the North Texas community. These benefits range from an annual juried exhibition to peer reviews to workshops, plus much more. The mission of the TAC is to support the career development of artists, whether they are emerging or established, amateur or professional.
Exhibit is August 8 – 29, 2014.  Reception is August 8; 6 – 9pm.  Over $1000 in awards.
Current TAC members may submit up to 3 artworks; No size or media restrictions on artwork.  2D is limited to 3 JPG images; 3D may enter 1 extra detail JPG for each artwork.  JPG should be 300ppi and no larger than 1800 pixels (6 inches) on longest side.  Fee: $10 – (we’ve had to institute a fee to cover new costs such as online submission!). Non-members may join at the time of entry. Accepted art must be dropped off August 1: 9am – 7pm, and picked up August 30, 9 – 5pm

Juror is Judy Tedford Deaton. As Chief Curator of The Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas since 2006, Judy Tedford Deaton has curated more than forty art exhibitions and published numerous essays.

The TAC has a great website! All members need to go to and sign up (see the members tab) so that you may access the artist opportunities, mentoring program info and other special members-only information. We have phased out the old webpage on the FWCAC site, so this is your new site for information. You will also be able to renew your membership ONLINE - woohoo!

If you are a current member or after you join, send us 3 images (jpgs) with titles, media, size, and a link to your website or your gallery’s website, if you have one, for the Artists page.

Call or email Elaine Taylor at 817.298.3021 or or Rachel Ireland at 817.298.3024 or to get more information on these or any of our programs.

We are having one-pose, clothed sessions for Life Drawing on the first Tuesday of the month during the day – if you are interested, contact Elaine Taylor or Rachel Ireland. Also, if you are interested in having an instructor like Ron Cheek for one session a month for a fee of $25 per member, (not a regular session) please let us know.


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CAC 2014 Annual Membership Exhibition call for entries


We are now accepting submissions for our 2014 Annual Membership Exhibition!

In this juried exhibition at the Mary Tomas Gallery our panel will be looking for the most exceptional of member work in all mediums.  CAC members are invited to submit up to three images of original 2D or 3D artworks created within the last two years for consideration.



Submission Deadline: Monday, June 30th 6 pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 9th 6 pm – 9 pm


Mary Tomás, Mary Tomás Gallery

Dennis Kratz, University of Texas at Dallas

Catherine Cuellar, Dallas Arts District

ELIGIBILITY: All persons with memberships valid through June 2015 are eligible to submit artwork. New members are accepted at time of entry: Entrants must be or become members of the Creative Arts Center of Dallas at the time of submission.  Entrants may become a member or renew current membership online, via phone, or in person.  A One (1) Year Individual Membership is $45 or $35 for Seniors, Educators, and Students.



ENTRY FEES: The entry fee is $35 for up to three images (including details of artwork).  Each artist is allowed to submit a maximum of three images online or submit a CD.

Click here to submit your work today!

For further information, please contact Andrea Blanco or via phone (214) 320-1275.

Creative Arts Center of Dallas
2360 Laughlin Drive
Dallas, TX 75228


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Texas Sculpture Association call for artists at Rachel Nash Gallery

Call For Entries:

A Juried Exhibition at Rachel Nash Gallery 2646 Main Street, Dallas TX 76226

July 26 – August 31, 2014

Reception: Saturday, July 26, 2014 8 – 10 p.m.

This juried show is open to all members of Texas Sculpture Association (TSA)

Entry Fee: $35 Submission Deadline: June 27th

For Questions, please contact Scott at Or Deana Hinchcliff at



Rachel Nash Gallery

2646 Main Street

Dallas, Texas 76226

Click here to download an application.

Rachel Nash Gallery is dedicated to connecting emerging artists with the local Dallas community. Set in a trendy new showplace in the heart of the Deep Ellum arts scene, this is a great opportunity to have your work seen by collectors and designers alike.

Work will be accepted at the gallery on Thursday and Friday, July 24 & 25 from 12-6 pm.




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Four days left to submit images for “Lights” in the Frisco Art Gallery!


If you work with tangible or intangible lighting in your art pieces, submit images of the final pieces for possible acceptance into the juried “Lights” exhibition, July 1-31, 2014 in the Frisco Art Gallery, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX, 75034.

Email JPEG images of your work to Frisco Arts Director of Marketing & Exhibits, Paige Prater: by June 15!

Jurors are Adela Andea, Bob Moroch (City of Frisco Public Art Board member), and Paul Pena.

For details and entry form, please see the event page:

Still have questions? Email Paige or call the Frisco Arts office: 972-668-5180

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WAA Peach Festival entries due June 26 – 28



The Weatherford Art Association will sponsor the annual Peach Festival Art Show & Sale on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Art registration will be held on Thursday June 26 from 4pm to 7pm, Friday June 27 from 4pm to 7 pm and Saturday June 28 from 12 noon to 6pm at the Firehouse Gallery at 119 Palo Pinto in Weatherford.

The competition is open to all artists of all skill level both students and adults. Juror: Fort Worth artist John C. Moore. For more information see

Weatherford Art Association

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Hot and Sweaty 3: drop-off update


Hot and Sweaty 3: The Open Show
Announcing 500x’s annual unjuried OPEN SHOW!
Entry fee – $10 per work

Size limit – 48″ maximum on the longest side

500X staff will be on hand to assist in placing and hanging work. All work must have adequate hanging hardware- wire or D-rings, works that are not fit for display will not be accepted.Pedestals available first-come first-serve.

All media accepted, video/sound/electronic works must have all equipment provided by artist.

30% commission on all sales.

All participating artists must sign the contract stipulating the full terms of exhibition in the gallery.

Drop Off: May 30th & June 1st Noon-5pm –now extended:

We already have a bunch of work. But we want MORE! We are opening the doors for one extra day for you to bring any artwork you want, and we will display it for ONLY $10. We want to fill the gallery for our opening on June 14th (from 7-10PM) The same rules apply as before.
Drop off THIS Saturday June 7 between 12:00 & 5:00 PM
Entry fee – $10 per work
Size limit – 48″ maximum on the longest side


at 500X Gallery | 500 Expositon Ave. | Dallas | TX | 75226 |

Payment due at drop off

Opening: June 14th 7-10pm
Show runs: June 14th- June 21st
Pick up: June 21st 5-8pm & June 22nd noon-5pm


Work not picked up by June 22nd or other arrangements made by June 22nd will be discarded.


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Humanity: entry deadline June 20



TVAA Downtown Gallery


July 1 – 31, 2014

Reception: July 13

Curator: Jan Partin

Humanity - the human race; the condition of being human; the totality of the experience of existing as a human being; the human condition. As humans we may exhibit good or evil, create magnificence or horror, experience euphoric heights or deep despair, rise to the greatest challenge or sink to the depths of defeat, love or hate, embody genius or madness. Most often, our makeup is varying combinations of all the traits that make us human. For this exhibit, artists are invited to submit work in any medium depicting any or all of the various aspects of the human condition. Entry deadline is June 20, 2014.

Artists are invited to submit up to three jpgs at 72 dpi and no larger than 1000 pixels on longest side to Curator Jan Partin at  The prospectus is available from Jan or on the TVAA website at

TVAA Downtown Gallery
Plaza of the Americas
700 N. Pearl Street, Suite G207
Dallas, Texas  75201
(972) 951-7879

Gallery located on the lobby concourse above the skating rink, Suite G207
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm



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DeSoto Art League: meeting May 29; Annual Show entries due May 28-29 & Reception June 6

MEETING, MAY 29, 2014

                               212 W. PLEASANT RUN RD, DESOTO, TEXAS 75115
DATE:                    THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
TIME:                    7:00 p.m.
Bring a covered dish (meat, vegetable, desert, etc.).  Paper goods, plastic ware and drinks will be furnished.  New officers will be introduced.  The Spring Show update will be presented and opportunities to help with the show and the upcoming year will be available.
OFFICERS FOR 2014-2015:
President – Julie Danford
V.P. Programs - Del Wheat
V.P. Shows – Richard Sims
V.P. Membership – Walt Hackfeld
Secretary – Dotty Germino
Treasurer – Cherene Bradshaw
Newsletter – Mary Reel
City Hall Exhibits – Ken Reese  (need a replacement)
Website – Mary Reel
Sunshine – Open
Hospitality – Open
Publicity – Open
Telephone – Open
There will not be a mini-show for artwork of the month this meeting.

The 2014 Annual Art Show kicks off this Wednesday with artwork due at the DeSoto City Hall on May 28, Wednesday afternoon, from 12:00 Noon to 5:00PM and on May 29, All day Thursday) from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Membership may be paid at time of entry.  Prospectus:
The Artist’s Reception and Show Awards will be on Friday, June 6, from 6:00 PM to 8:00PM.
The exhibit will be on display through the months of June and July.

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Metal Extinction: Using Metal to Honor and Make Permanent our Vanishing World

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The Metal Arts Society of Southern California (MASSC) invites all metal artisans, faculty and students to our CASH PRIZE nationwide (USA) Call for Entry to our exhibition entitled “Metal Extinction: Using Metal to Honor and Make Permanent our Vanishing World

 First Prize: $1000, Second Prize: $500, Third Prize: $250.00, Honorable Mention, and Public Choice 

Jurors: David Freda, Barbara Hendricks, Marne Ryan

Entry Deadline: July 1, Tuesday

Exhibition Dates: Sep 8 – Oct 3, 2014

MASSC Website to Join:


MASSC Complete Exhibition Prospectus:

TO ENROLL: search “MASSC” or use this direct link:

Thank you and please feel free to pass this along!

MASSC Exhibition Committee
Metal Arts Society of Southern California

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Paint Historic Waxahachie

Event Dates: June 2 – 8, 2014
Reception: June 7th 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Waxahachie & the surrounding countryside
Check in: 501 West Main St.
Waxahachie TX 75165

Sponsored by Ellis County Art Association


Entry Fee:  $60

Open to any artist using Plein Air technique in all fine art mediums.  Click the links below for more information and to enter by main or online.

Easels in Ellis County!  This 9th annual plein air event showcases the best landscape artists in Texas and surrounding states as they paint Waxahachie’s historic downtown and residential districts. Don’t miss out on the fun and friendly competition of the best plein air painting event in North Texas!  Enter today!

Entries still being accepted - Limited to 50 artists. To be included in our “Collector’s Guide” souvenir program, we must have your entry by April 30. Late registrations accepted 1st come - 1st served.

Register before May 1st to paint the 5 weekends in May prior to Paint Out Week! Painters that register and pay online by April 30, will be eligible to paint in designated locations the weekends of May 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, in addition to Memorial Day weekend of May 24-26 and May 31 and June 1st. Each paint out location will be revealed along with instructions for check in by email 2 -3 days prior to each weekend.

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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“Lights” Art Show – Frisco Art Gallery; Deadline: June 15


Does your artwork involve lights or lighting? Frisco Art Gallery at the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034 is hosting a juried art show July 1-31 featuring all kinds of pieces that incorporate tangible lighting and/or illusionistic lighting (tenebrism, alternative photography, etc.).

Find details and the call for art at this link:

Jurors: Adela Andea, Paul Pena, and Robert Moroch.

Reception/Award/Panel Discussion: July 11, 7-9PM

Special “Light-Painting” workshop with Robert Moroch and Jody Wissing: 9PM-Midnight, Friday, July 25

Questions? Email Director of Marketing & Exhibits, Paige Prater:  or call 972-668-5180


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Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and Dallas Police Department Launch Parking Meter Public Art Initiative


DALLAS: The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Dallas Police Department are initiating a pilot project of temporary public art that contributes to the visual enhancement of Dallas streets. Using existing parking meters in three locations identified throughout Dallas, selected artists will be commissioned for “creative interventions” such as decorative paint, removable graphics, or wrapping projects (i.e., yarn bombing or vinyl wraps) to enhance the exterior of parking meters. These creative interventions are to be temporary projects, with an expected duration of 6-12 months. After this term, the meter may be removed or repainted by another artist at the discretion of the City of Dallas.

The Office of Cultural Affairs will select three artists (or team of artists) for this project. Each artist will be responsible for a set of meter (10 meters) in the specified location. An honorarium of $50 per meter will be available for the selected Artist/Artists Team.

The locations identified for the project include: Elm Street, across from the Majestic Theater; Jefferson Blvd., near the Oak Cliff Cultural Center; and a location TBD in Deep Ellum.

Meter 1

Project Timeline:

  • Submission Deadline – Friday, June 27, 2014 by 5 p.m.
  • Notification of Acceptance – Thursday, July 3, 2014
  • Design Deadline – Thursday, July 17, 2014 by 5 p.m.
  • Painting Starts – Tuesday, July 29, 2014
  • Painting Finished – Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How to Submit Entries:

Please submit the following for consideration, to Jessica Trevizo.

2600 Live Oak St. Dallas, TX 75204 or

Entries may be submitted via mail, in person, or via email. Hand-delivered entries may be turned in during regular hours, Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1. Resume

2. Five (5) low resolution images of current artwork (72 dpi)

3. An artist statement of 100 words or less on what interests you about this project

4. Completed Artist Entry Form

5. Two concept sketches for the back and front of parking meters (See attached templates at the end of this document)


Meter Project Guidelines:

-Meter must be cleaned by artist prior to paint application; however, meter must not be sanded.

-If painting the meter, artist must use an oil-based enhanced exterior paint (such as Rustoleum or similar brand). To protect the art work, a finishing varnish should also be used.

-Once selected for this project, Artists will be asked to provide a sketch for each meter designed (10 meters per artist). We ask that in developing the meter designs, Artists follow these guidelines:

1. Do not use language or images that could be construed as offensive, lurid or obscene.

2. Do not depict material political or religious in connotation.

3. Do not include any type of merchant advertising or product endorsement.

4. Do not obstruct meter window or operational decal.

5. Do not paint over meter number, or coin slot.


-Meter “creative interventions” may occur at any time as long as it does not interfere with normal meter operation. The City of Dallas reserves the right to paint over any meter.

For more information or questions please contact Jessica Trevizo at or 214-670-7952.

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