Category: Competitions / Calls for Entries

Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District Photography Competition – deadline April 30

Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District
Juried Photography Competition


Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District is a collaboration between the Dallas Arts District (DAD), HALL Group, corporate sponsors and participating local photographers to raise funds for one of the most important parts of the Dallas Arts District – the Foundation’s granting arm that re-invests in the visual and performing arts in Dallas.


  • Professional, emerging, mid-career and student photographers are encouraged to submit existing or new images of the Dallas Arts District that portray “A Day in the Life” of the district for juried selection.
  • The selected photographs will be featured in a hardbound coffee table book, ‘Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District’, that will be sold at venues throughout the DAD.
  • All gross proceeds from sale of the book will be donated directly to the Dallas Arts District Foundation.
  • There is no fee to enter.
  • Images will be accepted through April 30, 2018.

‘Through the Lens’ is open to artists at all levels of experience. Submitted photos can be existing photos that were taken previously, or new photos of the Dallas Arts District. There are no limits on subject matter as long as the photo is shot within the Dallas Arts District, and we encourage photographers to think outside the box. The judges will be looking for images that capture a glimpse of the life and vibrancy that defines the Dallas Arts District.


  • Dallas Mayor Michael S. Rawlings, Honorary Chair
  • Patricia Meadows, Co-Chair, Art Curator and Consultant
  • Virginia Shore, Co-Chair, Art Curator and Advisor, Shore Art Advisory
  • Jeremy Strick, Director of the Nasher Sculpture Center
  • Dr. Agustín Arteaga, Director of the Dallas Museum of Art
  • Dr. Sam Holland, Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University
  • Howard Rachofsky, Local Philanthropist and Art Collector

Selected Entries Will Receive:

  • $500 stipend, one copy of the book and a gift from a Dallas Arts District venue (dining experience, performance tickets, memberships) with a value of $50-$100 or more.
  • Inclusion in the hardbound coffee table book, ‘Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District’ The book will include an abbreviated biography of each photographer, specifications of each work, and highlights of the Dallas Arts District project.
  • An invitation to the ‘Through the Lens Gala,’ where all photographers will be celebrated and recognized for their contribution to the publication.
  • Recognized in press materials following the close of the exhibition.
  • Select artists could also have the opportunity to license their art for future exhibition.

About the Dallas Arts District Foundation:

To complement the mission of the Dallas Arts District and to continue to support the programs of resident art organizations in the District, the Foundation sponsors a broad range of activities with particular emphasis on emerging artists and cultural groups from outside the Dallas Arts District.

Financial assistance is granted to a non-profit organization or to an individual sponsored by a non-profit organization who want to provide a specific artistic or cultural activity to occur within the Dallas Arts District that also benefits the public. The Foundation’s high priority is funding projects that are site-specific, innovative programs, that are developed through a collaborative process among different cultural organizations.

Visit for more information about the competition and how to enter.

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“Your Definition of Gender in Society” – TVAA Gallery call for art

Artists have been addressing through artwork the ideology and issues of the definition of gender especially as the women’s movement gained momentum in the 1960’s, Gay rights in the 2000’s, and has gained international acknowledgment with the MeToo Movement. We have been challenged in what is gender, how do we define our roles, and what is accepted and rejected in society. How do you define gender, how would you challenge acceptance, can art address the negativity and positive sides of the entire issue, and how creative can you be to address the issues or definition of gender. What does gender look like at the personal, communal, and global level? In the first half of the twentieth century, artists such as Claede Cahun and Frida Kahlo made self-portraits that emphasize the fluidity of gender, refusing to adhere to statically masculine or feminine characteristics. Be open minded and creative with this call for art and make the most of the challenge. Define in your own way with color, shape, or texture!

This is an invitation to explore the meaning that connects with you and your art work, and then share it with others.  This is open to members and non-members of TVAA (Texas Visual Artists Association) with ribbons being awarded to Best of Show, 1st, 2nd 3rd place, and honorable mention.  Cash awards for Best in Show and 1st place!

All artwork must be wired correctly. No ½” canvases will be curated without a frame. Gallery wrapped work must have clean edges and no staples showing. Work that does not follow gallery requirements will not be hung.  If invited to the exhibition you must sign up for one sitting day during the month or pay a $25.00 sitting fee for someone to cover your day. Any work not picked up on take down day with be stored for a $5.00 a day fee and then considered abandoned after 30 days. Any artwork sold pays a 25% fee to the TVAA.

If you have further question you may contact the Gallery Director, Maegan Kirschner, at

About the Curators: Maegan Kirschner

Maegan Kirschner

She is the new Gallery Director for the TVAA Gallery in the Plaza of the Americas building. She is currently an art teacher to the homeschool community and a freelance artist in the Dallas area as well. She is an American and Art History Scholar with a focus on women artists.  She is an award winning artist with her unique mixed media pieces that have a running theme of circles and recycled items. In 2017-2018 she has participated in 21 exhibitions winning several awards.

Submission Deadline: Friday, May 18th at midnight. Fees must be paid at the time of submission via the online form.  $30.00 for up to 3 images for Members and $45.00 for up to 3 images for Non-Members. Please submit up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side). You must include your name, your e-mail address, the name of the piece, the size, medium of the work, and the selling price.

For the online form, see the TVAA website at under Calls for Art.


Submission Deadline:             Friday, May 18th, midnight
Acceptance Notification:        Friday, May 25th
Deliver artwork:                      Saturday, June 2nd between 10am and 2pm
Exhibit Open to the Public:    June 4th-June 29th -Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm
Reception:                               Saturday, June 9th, 4-6pm
Pick up artwork:                      Saturday, June 30th 10-2pm

This show is open to TVAA members (and/or non-members).

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Artists ’Round Texas 16th Small Works Juried Art Show call for entries

Artists ’Round Texas 16th Small Works Juried Art Show

May 26 – August 18, 2018

2018 SHOW VENUE & DELIVERY OF ART Rowlett Annex Conference Bldg
4004 Main, Rowlett – Behind Rowlett City Hall

Open to all artists 16 years of age and older. NO ART OR PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES previously entered in past Small Works Shows, or Paint & Photograph Shows will be accepted. Maximum 6 entries per CATEGORY.


For questions call: 972-475-1836, visit club FaceBook page, or

Juror: Eric Eley, Chancellor’s Fellow, Eastfield College


  • Take-in/Pay entry: Saturday, May 19 (10am -12noon)
  • Hanging & Setup after take-in.
  • Reception: Saturday, May 26, 2-4pm
  • Take Down/Pickup – Saturday, August 18, 10-11 am

ENTRY FORM  2018 Small Works


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Children’s Music and Art Festival in Carrollton, TX

The goal of this Festival is to provide exposure to aspiring musicians and amazing young artists of all levels. There will be awards given to top 3 performers or artists in each category, but most importantly- each participant will be provided with the written feedback to encourage their further growth and development as a musician or an artist.

This is a charitable Festival with all proceeds benefiting children of Orange Penguin Foundation.Every year the Foundation helps dozens of children with spinal muscular atrophy, cerebral palsy, autism, cancer, epilepsy and other disabilities.

Register at

registration closes post 4/30/18

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Texas Visual Arts Association: “Signs of the Unseen” call for art – deadline April 20

“Signs of the Unseen” TVAA Gallery Art Exhibition for May 2018

Signs of the Unseen: Illuminating the Divine Every Day Life.  Art has the ability to transform the mundane of everyday life into a greater awareness of the beauty of life and connection to something both within and beyond ourselves.  Whether it be seen in the beauty of creation; as in nature and the patterns of life, the awakening presence to a divinity more closely personalized to Self, a Universal connection to the source of life; or a religious personification of God or Goddess. We have the opportunity to bear witness to signs of the unseen in every day life. Open to all spiritual, religious, scientific, or agnostic walks in celebration of each artist’s unique. This is an invitation to explore the meaning that connects with you and how you share it through your artwork.

This is open to members and non-members of TVAA (Texas Visual Artists Association) with ribbons being awarded to Best of Show, 1st, 2nd 3rd place, and honorable mention.

All artwork must be wired correctly. No ½” canvases will be curated without a frame. Gallery wrapped work must have clean edges and no staples showing. Work that does not follow gallery requirements will not be hung.  If invited to the exhibition you must sign up for one sitting day during the month or pay a $25.00 sitting fee for someone to cover your day. Any work not picked up on take down day with be stored for a $5.00 a day fee and then considered abandoned after 30 days. Any artwork sold pays a 25% fee to the TVAA.

If you have further question you may contact the Gallery Director, Maegan Kirschner, at See also the TVAA website at

About the Curators:

Lauren Dickinson

“Art has woven a beautiful tapestry throughout my life. What started as   sketching portraits for fun led to taking all the art classes I could as electives in high school. Little did I know that I was opening a previously dormant fountain of creativity that carried me through high school and into art college for a number of semesters. Due to external circumstances and life events, I was unable to complete my studies at that school, although I didn’t let it stop me entirely. I received acceptance into every program I continued to apply to, including the prestigious Cornish College of Arts Visual Arts program in Seattle.  Major family events hit; life still had other plans for me at the time, and I had to let go of my dream – temporarily, as life would have it.

It has been a journey of picking up the brush again throughout the years. Inspired by love and the profound healing process I was experiencing through my healing arts career, one summer day I let go of all expectation, and just started again. Paint started randomly covering all of my old attempts at art throughout the years. I stayed with it, and unbeknownst to me at the time, I was discovering the freedom of expression of abstract art.  The wellspring of creativity, now reactivated, has overflowed onto the  canvas of my life with fluidity, vibrant color and a rediscovered  passion. Finally life has what it had been missing for so many years – a return to Art, where my heart was hiding; and could finally come out  again. Such is the promise of pursuing what is deepest in our hearts –  divine love.

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 20th  at midnight. Fees must be paid at the time of submission via the online form.  $30.00 for up to 3 images for Members and $45.00 for up to 3 images for Non-Members. Please submit up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side)  You must include your name, your e-mail address, the name of the piece, the size, medium of the work, and the selling price.



Submission Deadline for JPG’s: Date: Friday, April 20th at midnight.

Acceptance Notification:           Date: Friday, April 27th

Deliver artwork:                        Date: Saturday, May 5th between 10am and 2pm

Exhibit Open to the Public:        Date: May 7th– June 1st, Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Reception:                                Date: Saturday, May 12th, 6-9pm

Pick up artwork:                       Date: Saturday, June 2nd,  10 am – 2 pm


This show is open to TVAA members (and/or non-members).

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2018 ArtSpaceIII Annual Regional Juried Exhibition call for entries

Artspace111: 5th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition

Artspace111 is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for the 5th Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition, juried by Christina Rees, the Editor-in-Chief of Glasstire. The competition includes eligibility for 2D and 3D artwork. The exhibition will be open June 22nd through July 28th with an opening reception on the evening of June 22nd. Due date for entries is May 18th. Contemporary 2D and 3D works that follow the requirements detailed in the prospectus are accepted. Over $2000 will be awarded to the best works in show, and the first prize will include the opportunity to exhibit at Artspace111 in a separate solo or group exhibition in 2017 – 2018.

Juror | Christina Rees | Editor-in-Chief of Glasstire


Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Fee: $35.00 (Fifth Annual Artspace 111 Regional Juried Exhibition)
Entry Deadline: 5/18/18


  • Due Date / Deadline for online submissions – May 18, 2018
  • Juror Deliberation – May 19 – (Approx.) June 3, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance – (Approx.) June 4 (By email and on the Café site)
  • Shipping/Receiving – (Approx.) June 4 – June 18 (Shipping information will be shared with accepted artists with notification of acceptance email)
  • Hand Delivery Drop Off – (Approx.) June 4 – June 18 (During Artspace111 open hours, Tues – Fri 10-5pm and Sat 10-3pm)
  • Exhibition On Display – June 22 – July 28, 2018
  • Opening Reception – June 22, 5:00p to 8:00p
  • Shipped Return – July 28 – August 1, 2018
  • Hand Delivery Pickup – July 28 – August 1, 2018

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The Sound of Color call for entries from Dutch Art Gallery

“The Sound of Color” is now officially taking entries through our website. See our Call for Entry to view all show requirements:

Juried Show Call for Entry.
Sound and language combined can move our souls. Music has the power to lift us to the heights of joy or bring us to tears. Art has the same power. “The Sound of Color” is a celebration of music and we want to see what music inspires in you. Your entries should focus on a single song or specific lyric from a song.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 21, 2018 | Midnight (CST)
SHOW RUN: May 19 – June 14, 2018

3rd place is $250
2nd Place is $500
1st Place is $1,000


21 | Sat | Entry Deadline | Midnight CST
24 | Tues | Selection by Jury Committee
25/26 | Wed/Thurs | Notifications (Please check your spam folder before calling us to check status)

09 | Wed | Delivery Deadline for Accepted Artwork
16 | Wed | Deadline for delivery of miniature art items for Goody Bag
18 | Fri | Judging
19 | Sat | 11am-6pm | Opening Reception and Awards Event – awards announcement at 2pm for artists, collectors, dealers and friends
19-June 14 | Exhibition and sales open to the general public

14| Thur | Last full day of show
15 | Fri | Painting Pick-Up. Local artists may pick up unsold work at Dutch Art Gallery and will not be subject to shipping charges. Unsold works will begin being shipped back to artists in original boxes. Artists are responsible for return shipping charges.


Celebrating over 50 years of providing custom framing tailored to fit your specific needs and showcasing original art from local to worldwide artists. Stop in to see monthly events and our two annual national juried art shows.

Our 7,000 square foot showroom is conveniently located in Lake Highlands at 10233 E. Northwest Hwy #420, Dallas, TX 75238. We feature an array of original oil, mixed media, limited edition prints and a growing private collection. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30am to 5:00pm.

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Western Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils

Oil Painters of America will hold its annual Western Regional Exhibition of Representational Oil Paintings, September 7 – October 6, 2018.  The exhibition will be hosted by Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder, Colorado.

Approximately 9 awards will be given with a total value estimated at $11,500, including a $4,000 Best of Show.

Deadline for online submissions is Friday, June 22, 2018.

Western Exhibition entry fee:  $30 for the first entry, $15 for the second. Maximum Size Unframed:  720 square inches.

Western Regional Exhibition Eligibility:
●   Current OPA members who live in the U.S. or Canada and reside in OPA’s Western region.
●   Current OPA members who are citizens of the U.S., Canada and Mexico living abroad (Members living abroad should compete in the region that corresponds with his/her’s last place of residence in North America.)

For information about membership or eligibility, please visit or call 815-356-5987.

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Art Tour at the Gaylord Texan – call for artists

Gaylord Texan is proud to present our 2018 Atrium Art Tour, which will showcase local and regional artists as a part of our annual SummerFest extravaganza. As many as 15 artists will be given the opportunity to display their work and their contact information in our sprawling indoor atrium between Memorial Day and Labor Day, where they will be seen by more than 300,000 guests!

All pieces submitted for consideration must work in conjunction with our SummerFest theme– THE SMURFS! Please note that no Smurfs characters or imagery should appear in any way your piece(s). Rather, the chosen pieces should look as though they would belong in the Smurfs Village and the surrounding forest. Think of words like: enchanted, mystical, magical, woodland, fairytale, fantasy, etc. No pieces depicting actual Smurfs characters will be considered.
In addition to maximum exposure of their art, selected participants will also receive a complimentary one-night stay and dinner for two at the resort. If interested please email for an application.

Update: as of April 20, entries are closed.

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TAG 2018 Open Show call for entries – deadline April 2

2018 Awards approximately $2800.00 in cash and merchandise. Open to all regional artists. Entries must have been completed since January 2015.

1. Oils
2. Water Media
3. Mixed Media IPastel1 Drawing
4.Three Dimensional

Open Show Entry
See the online prospectus and complete the online form at
The form will be located on the Shows and Exhibitions page on our website. Complete the form and pay for entries via Pay Pal or Credit Card.

Entry is not complete until you email photos of your entries to The completed form, entry fees and the emailed photos must all be submitted by midnight April 2, 2018 to be considered by the juror for the show.

Entry and Payment:
First 3 entries for TAG members $35
First 3 entries for Non-members $45
Each additional entry up to 6 total entries is $10

Entry Fees are Non-refundable


Monday April 2,2018 · Digital entries due
Monday April 23,2018 · Notification of entries accepted will go up
on the website at
Saturday May 12,2018 · All accepted work must be delivered to
the Gallery 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday May 26,2018 – Show Opens
Saturday, June 23,2018 · Reception and awards 4:00 pm to
5:30 pm. Close of Show Artwork may be removed between 5:35 pm
and 6:30 pm

Show Chairperson • Kimmie Hamm
Trinity Arts Guild Gallery
Bedford Boys Ranch Park
2819 R.D. Hurt Parkway
Bedford,TX 76021

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Call for Artists – solo exhibition opportunity

Call for Artists – Gardiner Gallery of Art, Oklahoma State University

The Gardiner Gallery of Art at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, announces a Call for Artists for solo exhibitions.
The mission of the Gardiner Gallery of Art is to inspire and enhance the educational opportunities for the OSU community and Central Oklahoma through the presentation of thought provoking professional art exhibitions enriched by public programs.

The gallery has approximately 2,000 square feet of floor space and 175 linear feet of wall space. Prior exhibitions can be viewed on the OSU Department of Art and the Gardiner Gallery

Facebook page at
A gallery committee made up of facu lty and students will review the submissions with the goal of filling 3-4 exhibitions for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Selected artists will have a 3-4 week solo exhibition in the Gardiner Gallery. All media will be considered including 2D, 3D, sound, performance and installation.
Artists MFA’s or equivalent experience preferred.

Due date for submissions is April 11 , 2018.
There is no entry fee.
Please send submissions via dropbox to Teresa Holder at

flyer: 1 Call for Artists, Gardiner Gallery 2018

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Call for Entries! 2018 Spirit is Ageless Art & Writing Contest – deadline March 27 & 28

DALLAS – February 7, 2018 – C. C. Young, a premier, non-profit senior living community, is excited to announce the call for all artists and writers for the 2018 Spirit is Ageless Art & Writing Contest. Residents of C. C. Young and the general public, age 55 and better, are encouraged to enter.

Entries will be accepted in-person on Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at The Point at C. C. Young.

Reception, Awards & Celebration of Contest Participants
Saturday April 21, 2018
10:15am at the Point

The Spirit is Ageless Art & Writing Contest at C. C. Young has been a very exciting event for the Dallas-Fort Worth community to enjoy dating back to its inception in 1999. The annual contest, art gallery show and celebration of artists and writers unites the community to highlight submissions from 19 categories in an effort to showcase each person’s ageless artistry, the capability to thrive, and ambition to share their creativity with the public.

To apply, go to

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Plano Artfest 2018 call for artists – deadline March 30

Calling All Collin County Artists
Downtown Plano invites you to participate in Plano Artfest 2018. Please fill out the application by March 30th to be considered.
The Historic Downtown Plano Association is currently accepting artist submissions for one of our favorite events of the year… Plano Artfest! The 2018 festival is coming up on April 27 & 28, and we are inviting you to help foster art in our community.There will be several opportunities to showcase the work of Collin County artists at Plano Artfest 2018, so whether you are a professional or an amateur, a visual artist or a performance artist, or even have an exhibition or installation you want to share, click the button below to sign up! All mediums are welcome. We can’t wait to see what Collin County’s creatives have to offer!SIGN UP

Plano Artfest is a FREE community event built around artistic inclusiveness, creative curiosities, and cultural connection. The 2018 festival will include a week of community art programming that culminates in a two-day festival in the Downtown Plano Arts District.

The festival begins on Friday, April 27th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and continues on Saturday the 28th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will be live music, contemporary art installations, performances from local arts groups, a makers market of craftsman and artisans, family chalk art, a kids zone with bounce houses, and much more. Come let your creativity loose!

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Call for ART to be placed on Henderson Ave – ART ON HENDERSON 2018

Art On Henderson 2017 Winner Jeffie Brewer – Bunny, 120″x36″x36″


It is hard to believe that Art on Henderson (formerly Henderson Art Project) has been going on now for eight years.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to submit your work for 2018.

Art on Henderson (A.O.H.) is an annual event selecting 7 artists to exhibit their work for a 2 year placement on Henderson Avenue, in Dallas, Texas.

The 7 artists selected will each be awarded a $650 installation stipend and become finalists for a Juried vote.

In addition to the stipend, the winning prize money will be distributed as follows:

First Place: $3,500
Second Place: $2,500
Third Place: $1,500

Please click here for details and to download the application.

Visit to view previous winners.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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The Catholic Foundation Art Competition-A Year on the Plaza

Adriana Rivera and her work 2017

Come visit The Catholic Foundation’s 50th Year Anniversary gift to the people of Dallas, and see a new piece of art installed each fall in this unique urban oasis. Share the exciting upcoming 2018 annual competition details with your local professional artist friends.  $2500 first prize, plus your work will be on the Plaza Wall for one year.

Please Note: 2018 Submission Requirements:
No photography or computer generated art will be accepted.
Download 2018 Art Competition submission guidelines here

Deadline FOR SUBMISSION is August 23, 2018 at 3PM

The Catholic Foundation Plaza is a unique 3,900 square foot public space located at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, 2215 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas. The Plaza is located at 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.”



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2018 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program – Call for Art extended

Keller Public Arts has extended its call for Texas artists until April 13, 2018. If you haven’t had a chance to submit your entries, now is the time to do it! All entries must be received by the new deadline. Only Texas artists will be considered. For more information contact 817-743-4000 or View all the details at Submissions must be made through CaFE.


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Deadlines & Opportunities at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Quickly Approaching Deadlines & Opportunities
TAC Show
Submission DEADLINE – March 23, 2018

image from our previous “TAC Impromptu Invitational”

TX College Student Show; juror Daniel Blagg
Best in Show: Two Person Show on Fall Gallery Night 2018
Submission DEADLINE – April 1, 2018
International Show; juror Art Room
Grand Prize Winner: Solo Show at Art7, a storefront gallery in Crockett Row’s bustling 7th Street area.
Submission DEADLINE – April 15, 2018
TAC Show; juror Lauren Childs
Best in Show: Solo Show on Fall Gallery Night 2018
Submission DEADLINE – June 1, 2018
Regional Show; juror Exhibition Advisory Panel
Selected Proposals get a Show in 2019

Submission DEADLINE – September 1, 2018


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Even more calls for artists around Texas

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2018 presented by Art Colony AssociationHouston, Texas
OPEN DATE: 2/28/2018
DEADLINE: 6/3/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $45.00
Event Dates: 10/13/2018 – 10/14/2018

Event Website
About Bayou City Art Festival Downtown- October 13-14, 2018

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown is one of the nation’s premier outdoor fine art events. The jury for this festival takes place at the Art Colonoy Association, Inc. offices by an invited panel of artists, collectors and industry professionals. The festival has been consistently ranked among the top 25 in Sunshine Artist’s 200 Best.

  • Bayou City Art Festival has a demonstrated history in strong sales for artists.
  • A Sophisticated outdoor gallery under the iconic Houston skyline, transforming the streets of downtown into artistic avenues bursting with color and culture.
  • National studies show Houstonians consistently have twice the discretionary income that workers in similar industries have around the country.
  • Now accepting up to 5 applications per Artist profile (See rules for more information)

Texas Arts and Crafts Fair 2018Ingram, Texas
OPEN DATE: 3/1/2018
DEADLINE: 4/2/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 9/29/2018 – 9/30/2018

Event Website
In September 2018, the Hill Country Arts Foundation will relaunch the Texas Arts & Crafts Fair, after a hiatus of five years. The Fair will be on the foundation’s 13-acre campus in Ingram, Texas, just west of Kerrville.

The event is restricted to Texas artists and craftsmen.
Against a backdrop of the scenic Guadalupe River, between 2,000-4,000 attendees are expected to visit the Texas Arts & Crafts Fair Sept. 29-30, 2018. A VIP Preview and musical concert will be held Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.

The Hill Country Arts Foundation features a 720-seat outdoor amphitheater, 1,700-square foot art gallery, three art instruction studios, a printmaking studio and a ceramics studio with four kilns. Since 1959, the HCAF has provided community theatre, art workshops, art exhibitions, and visual and performing arts classes. Additionally, HCAF has become a top-ranked tourist destination with the addition of the Stonehenge II art installation.

Visit the HCAF website for more information.

Founded in 1972, this “official” state arts festival will feature a wide range of juried arts and crafts, favorite fair food offerings, entertainment and related educational and recreational activities.

To build upon the fair’s educational legacy, the 2018 event introduces a new feature called the “Art Exploration Zone.” This dynamic area will allow fairgoers to watch artists and craftspeople work, including an interactive area for children to make their own art.

For more information, visit the Fair…

Name of Call: City of Sugar Land Traffic Box Wrap Project
Budget: $5,500
Deadline: 5/3/18

BEAUTIFYING SUGAR LAND’S STREETS The City of Sugar Land is seeking artists to aesthetically treat utility infrastructure throughout the community. Artists will be commissioned to transform traffic signal control boxes in Sugar Land from functional infrastructure into colorful and inspired works of art.

Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts Show 2018El Paso, Texas
OPEN DATE: 3/1/2018
DEADLINE: 6/8/2018

Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 11/17/2018 – 11/18/2018

Event Website
The Las Artistas Art & Fine Craft Show, now in its 49th year, is a popular pre-Thanksgiving event, attracting an upscale audience of arts and crafts collectors and enthusiasts from El Paso, TX, Las Cruces, NM, and beyond. This small, artist-produced show is strictly juried, catering to affluent and savvy buyers. Booth fees are very reasonable and include electricity, reported art and fine craft sales are consistently strong, and the event has a friendly, easy going atmosphere. All booths will be located INSIDE and will be 10×10 or 10×15! To attract even more buyers, the show will feature art and craft demonstrations, live music, and creative cuisine from food trucks.

Las Artistas is working with a professional marketing agency with arts and crafts event expertise to promote the show and is updating its website to provide exhibitors with additional exposure. El Paso is known as a community that supports, promotes and funds the arts. In fact, our extensive advertising budget is funded in part by the Texas State Commission on the Arts and the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department.

This year, we are having a new section that we are calling Next Generation. This section of artists will be composed by local children under the age of 18. They will have a table displaying their pieces. This is part of an effort to build the art community in the area.

Don’t miss this opportunity to sell your work in a fun, festive environment!


Name of Call: TEMPO 2D: Temporary Mural Art Program
Eligibility: County: TX: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson
Budget: $0
Deadline: 4/26/18

The City of Austin’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department, seeks qualifications from visual artists or artist teams to design, fabricate, install and de-install short-term mural artworks on pre-selected or artist-proposed City-owned sites.

• Artists will work with the community to realize their designs.

• Installation will take place in September 2018 and stay up for approximately one year.

• Murals may be hand-painted directly on the wall or surface, digitally-printed onto vinyl adhesives; or painted onto artist-created panels.

• Artists and designers who live and work in Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet, and Blanco counties are eligible to apply. Special consideration will be given to artists with lived experience in the neighborhoods in which they are proposing artwork.

12 Freedoms Gained Juried Art Show – Fort Worth Juneteenth Festival


Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Fee: $20.00 (12 Freedoms Gained Juried Show Fort Worth, Texas)
Entry Deadline: 5/1/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

In conjunction with the Juneteenth Festival host Unity Unlimited Inc.;  Armor Bearer MM is curating a call to artists. The call is to 18 old’s and up from Texas.  12 Freedoms Gained is accepting entries in nine categories.  Curator Tanya M. T. Starks.  Her challenge theme is 12 Freedoms Gained for the time period of 1865 – 1945.

Freedoms Gained:
To Birth & Name Children
To Do Business
To Dress
To Grow Food
To Marry
To Own
To Preserve History or Heritage
To Read & Write
To Serve in the Military
To Travel
To Vote, Legislate and Govern
To Worship

Cotton Boll Artfest
June 9 – 10, 2018
Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum – Greenville, TX
Deadlines:   Art & Craft: 04/03/2018   Music: na

Phone: (903) 450-4502Email: amacm@att.netWeb: http://www.amacmuseum.comExhibitor Booths: tbaJuried: yesPrize Money: na

What’s allowed: fine art, fine craft, crafts
The Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum does many events year around and are excited to announce that the Cotton Boll ArtFest is coming back! This will be a juried show that will accept artists and craftsmen who create their own work. This event will take place on the beautiful museum grounds which is located just off the I-30 Interstate.


A Touch of Rust North Texas Spring Market
April 7, 2018
Wise County Fairgrounds – Decatur, TX
Deadlines:   Art & Craft: until full   Music: na

Phone: (405) 501-0790Email: host@atouchofrust.comWeb: http://atouchofrust.comExhibitor Booths: 150Juried: yesPrize Money: No

What’s allowed: fine art, fine craft, crafts, flea market, antique/collectibles
We host a fun and eclectic market event with local, creative and unique exhibitors offering handcrafted, vintage, retro, and junky-cute furniture, art, home decor, clothing, jewelry, and more. Vendor product must be at least 80% crafted or vintage. No DS or MLM. This is a ONE DAY event, so you don’t want to miss it!

May 26 – 27, 2018
Jerry McDonald Field – Port Aransas, TX
Deadlines:   Art & Craft: 04/15/2018   Music: until full

Phone: (361) 749-7334Email: portaransasartcenter@gmail.comWeb: http://www.portaransasartcenter.orgExhibitor Booths: 60Juried: yesPrize Money: na

What’s allowed: fine art, fine craft
May 26 & 27, 2018 from 10am-7pm Saturday & 10am-6pm Sunday – 10X10 Booth Space Fee: $150 Your set-up, no electric. Application deadline April 15th. Your Original Fine Arts & Crafts (any reproductions must be from your original work) A Photo of your Booth with merchandise & 2 Photos representing your work must be submitted with your application, Photos can be emailed NO resale items will be permitted -Artist must be present

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‘Unique By Nature’ Juried Art Competition & Exhibition – $8,500 in prizes

‘Unique by Nature’ Juried Art Competition & Exhibition is hosted by McKinney Performing Arts Center (City of McKinney) with help from Arts and Music Guild volunteers. The event is sponsored in part by the McKinney Arts Commission and community leaders.

The Juried Art Show and Exhibition was created to build a public and permanent art collection for MPAC. Artists from all over the state of Texas submit work for cash prizes and the chance to have their piece hung in our historic halls.

Cash and Purchase Prizes Totaling $8,500

*  One large-scale work will be awarded a $6,000 Purchase Prize and will become part of MPAC’s permanent and public art collection. Eligible pieces must be 36″ or more in one dimension (not including the frame).
*  To be considered for the Purchase Prize, artists must submit an online application. There is a $28 application fee to submit three works. All fees will be applied to prize pool and scholarships.
*  Please provide up to 3 JPGS of original work, a bio and contact information.
*  Large work submission deadline is Friday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m.
*  An additional $2,500 in prize money will be divided among five works of art chosen by the judges from among those submitted and juried into the non-purchase prize category.
If you are interested in submitting smaller work, submissions will be accepted in person on Saturday, March 31, 9:30 am – 6 pm at MPAC. More information about in person submissions available from Arts and Music Guild.
*  There is a $20 application fee to submit two works. All fees will be applied to prize pool and scholarships.
Online form for purchase prize submissions – larger work eligible for the $6,000 purchase prize.
Prospectus and additional information

Other Considerations

  •  Based on received applications, 10 large-scale pieces will be selected for the show and displayed from April 7 – 28.
  • Three-finalist will be chosen by 2018 judges, Karl Buchberg, retired Senior Curator, MoMA, and J. Patrick Cooney, J. Patrick Cooney Fine Arts.
  • One purchase prize winner will be selected.
  • ‘Unique by Nature’ is open to professional and emerging artists who are legal residents of the United States and at some point have been residents of Texas.
  • Entrants must be at least 17 years of age by May 2018.
  • Any additional sales will be handled by MPAC with a 25% commission to MPAC. These funds will be used to purchase additional work and to fund future competitions.
  • Staff and volunteers will use care in handling the work; however, we are not responsible for losses or damages. Artists may consider insuring their work based on its value.
  • Notifications of jury decisions will be emailed by March 27, and work must be delivered to McKinney Performing Arts Center by Tuesday, April 3.

2018 Calendar

Mar 23 – Deadline for online submission
Mar 27 – Notification of acceptance to show
Apr 3 – Deadline to deliver work
Apr 7 – Opening and awards reception
Apr 28 – Show closes
Apr 29 – Retrieve work

Submitted by Amy Rosenthal. Email:

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Call for Entries for Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center Public Art Project!

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install a work of public art at the Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center (PORC), 8701 Greenmound Ave, Dallas, TX 75227.
Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center is located in the heart of Southeast Dallas in the Pleasant Grove community and is the only recreation center with an official indoor soccer gymnasium. It has multiple athletic fields, a tennis court, a newly renovated playground, large picnic area with shade trees, walking trail, and a large pool open during the summer.

The natural beauty of the environment surrounding Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center is the most noted feature identified by community members. There are lots of spectacular trees and the Recreation Center is widely used by community members.

  • Artwork should reference and celebrate the area’s natural environment
  • Artwork must be visible in the landscape
  • Artwork must welcome visitors to the recreation center
  • Artwork should reference the area’s history, it’s diversity and family life
  • Artwork must require little maintenance for the expected lifespan of 20 years
  • Be free of safety hazards.


CALL DETAILS: _unique_info.php?ID=5187

Questions? Please Contact
Drema Chavez, Public Art Coordinator

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RCAS Spring 2018 Exhibition deadline March 17

This exhibit is open to RCAS members and non-members, age 18 and over. The location of the exhibit will be on the 3rd floor of the Richardson Public Library at 900 Civic Center Drive, Rich-ardson, TX 75080.  $1,600.00 in cash and merchandise awards. Juror: Jane E. Jones.

Complete entry instructions and entry forms can also be found on the RCAS Home page at A link to the Prospectus is also on the home page of the RCAS website. Prospectus: 2018 RCAS Spring Show Online Prospectus

Key information is:
– Entry Deadline: March 17, 2018 (no exceptions).

– Entry Process: You must enter online on the RCAS website at Payment may be made online or by mail. It is not necessary to submit images of your artwork.

– Open to all RCAS members and non-members, age 18 and over.
- Artwork must be original without instructor supervision, and executed after March 2016.

– Categories are: Oil/Acrylic on Canvas or Hard Surface; Water Media on Paper; Collage/Mixed Media; and, Pastels/Graphics. (See Prospectus for size and subject matter limitations).

– Entry Fees: 
o Members $25 entry fee for one piece, $30 for two pieces and $35 for three pieces. Limit three pieces per artist.
 Non- members $35 entry fee for one piece, $40 for two pieces and $45 for three pieces. Limit three pieces per artist.
- New or renewing members must pay the 2018-2019 membership fee in order to pay the Members’ reduced entry fee. You may do so on the RCAS website at 
- All fees are non-refundable.

– Entering this exhibition shall be understood to constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to all rules and conditions as set forth in the Prospectus. Please take the time to read it carefully.


March 17, 2017 Entry Submission DEADLINE – No late entries
March 24, 2017
10:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m.
Entries received at Richardson Public Library, 3rd Floor Gallery
April 17, 2017
6:30 p.m. til 8:40 p.m.
Awards Presentation at Richardson Public Library during regular monthly Members meetings in basement conference room
April 28, 2017
10:30 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.
Entries picked up at Richardson Public Library, 3rd Floor Gallery



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Texas Artist Coalition Impromptu Invitational deadline March 23

TAC Impromptu Invitational April 2018

Submission DEADLINE – March 23, 201



  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – March 23, 2018
  • ARTIST NOTIFICATION – March 26, 2018
  • ART DROPOFF – March 29, 2018
  • EXHIBITION DATES: April 6 – April 28, 2018
  • RECEPTION: Friday, April 6, 2018

CALL TO ARTISTS: The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is proud to present “TAC Impromptu Invitational April 2018”.

This call to artists is open to all active, Texas Artists Coalition members. Active members of the TAC are encouraged to submit both 2-D and 3-D works for exhibition during April 2018. To see if your TAC membership is active, please visit

To learn more about TAC or become a member, please visit The only restriction is the artwork cannot have been previously displayed at the FWCAC.

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2018 PAINT HISTORIC WAXAHACHIE call for artists


When: 14 Apr 2018 , UTC-06:00 (deadline to enter)
Where: ART on the Square




Easels in Ellis County:  

**Pre-Paint on 3 weekends in April:

April 14 &15 

April 21 & 22 

April 28 & 29

**PRE-PAINT opportunity:  Artists registering by April 10,  are eligible to paint the 3 weekends preceding the official paint out week, anywhere in Ellis County.  For your painting to qualify for awards, your painting support must be stamped prior to painting!  Bring your canvas, paper, etc. to ART on the Square for stamping during regular business hours:  Tuesday – Saturday, 10-6, Sunday 1-5.


May 4 – 13, 2018


May 11 Awards Presentation & buffet, ART on the Square, 113 W. Franklin, Waxahachie
May 12 -13 exhibit open to the public



Master Signature-Outdoor Painters Society


The 13th Annual Paint Historic Waxahachie is open to any artist 18 and over.  Work submitted should reflect the best quality of your plein air painting.  In the spirit of plein air and to Level the field” of competition, we ask that all art be completed in the field (no studio touch-up).  Artists must agree to paint a minimum 2 days (or sessions) on location during the official 7 day paint week, May 4th through 13th.  Canvas, board or paper must be authenticated (stamped) prior to painting.  Artists are required to submit a minimum of 2 paintings for the exhibition and sale.


Painting locations include (but not limited to) historic homes, the Waxahachie Courthouse Square and surrounding Historic District, our city park, and a 5-mile hiking/biking trail that runs through town, plus special access to private properties.


The paint out area throughout historic Waxahachie is selected to give artists plenty of exposure and opportunity for sales.  Our event publication, “Collector’s Guide to a Paint Out” is designed to promote and market the artists, their art and the event.  Paint Historic Waxahachie 2018 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.  


Best regards,
Ellis County Art Association

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Deep Ellum SteamRollin’ Registration

It is time to SIGN UP for the first… NTPG/Deep Ellum Art Co, Steamrollin’ Event. Registration begins at 1pm, and is limited to 25 participants. If you want to experience a day of printing with heavy equipment… here is your chance. Registration for this event is required, a fee of $35, (check or cash) + you will sign up for a volunteer position to make this event happen. Each participant will get 2 prints of their block.

Sponsored by the North Texas Printmakers Guld.

During registration, you will be able to order (and pay for) a 24″x36″ ¾” piece of Medex (you may choose to provide your own board, specifications will be given to you at registration.

We are planning a BLOCK CARVING PARTY March 18th and April 15th to share techniques and inspiration. So if you have never done this before… we will share with you, how, you too can PRINT BIG! join in the fun and comradary of this public art making event. Questions…
We Will be PRINTING on MAY 6th.

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2018 Town of Fairview Art Show call for entries

Call for Entries!

On behalf of the Fairview Public Art Committee and the Town of Fairview we invite you to enter your artwork in the 2018 Art Show.

The show will be April 28 – 29, 2018 in Fairview Town Center. It will be open for public viewing noon to 4 p.m. both days.

The show includes the following categories: adult artwork, adult photography, student photography and four student artwork divisions (Early Elementary, Intermediate, Middle and High School). The show will feature medals and cash prizes up to $2,000.

Entry Packet

The deadline for paperwork and payment is March 30 (for early bird pricing) and April 11 (regular price). Actual artwork will be submitted on April 25 between 3 and 7 p.m.

The Fairview Public Art Committee would greatly appreciate it if you would share this information with any of your contacts in the art community.

You can also visit the Art Show Website for detailed information about the show.

We look forward to seeing your artwork.

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2018 Rotating Sculpture Program – CALL FOR SCULPTURE deadline March 16

Texas Sculptors, Artists, we’re looking for your submissions for the Keller Public Arts – 2018 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program. The inaugural phase of the program in 2017 achieved installation of five sculptures of local, Texas artists. This is an on-loan program which rotates every two years. A $1250 stipend is paid for expenses and a possible $500 Best in Show awarded. While on display, the sculpture is available for purchase. For more information visit Submissions are being accepted through March 16, 2018. All applications must be submitted through CaFE –


Submitted by Libby Gergely. Email:

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Haggerty’s Open Call for Art by Graduate Students – deadline March 21

Open Call, Apply Now!
We are delighted to announce the return of our summer graduate show Onward Forward with Holly Johnson, of Holly Johnson Gallery, as this year’s juror. This exhibition will showcase work by graduate students currently enrolled in an MA or MFA degree in Dallas, Denton, and Fort Worth. The exhibition is a great opportunity to view new talent and gives visitors an excellent overview of the variety of perspectives that exist locally.

Please visit here for more information. The show opens on May 4th and we are currently accepting applications! Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas,1845 E. Northgate Dr., Irving, Tx 75062


Artists may enter up to three works (no entry fee) by completing the ONLINE form at:

Mail Entries To:

University of Dallas – Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery
1845 East Northgate Drive
Irving, Texas 75062


Application deadline
March 21, 2018

Notification of acceptance
April 11, 2018

Deadline for receipt of work April 29 + April 30, 2018

Opening Reception
May 4, 2018, 5:30- 8 p.m.

Exhibition closes
July 15, 2018

All art to be picked up
July 30, 2018


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Oak Cliff Film Festival 2018 – call for entries


Mark your calendars for June 14-17, 2018 and buy your Oak Cliff Film Festival VIP Badge now to save $50 off the normal badge price. For a limited time, $125 gets you full access to four days of film, music, and parties!

Once our Early Bird badges sell out, they’ll be back to the regular price of $175. You know who gets the worm, right? Buy your badge:


Submit your film to the Oak Cliff Film Festival! We seek to showcase brave and independent filmmaking of all stripes in an atmosphere that encourages and fosters filmmaking in Dallas and beyond.

Check out Film Freeway for details & full submission guidelines and be sure to submit early to save!



February 7, 2018 Earlybird Deadline
March 7, 2018 Regular Deadline
March 28, 2018 Late Deadline
April 13, 2018 Extended Deadline
May 4, 2018 Notification Date
June 14 – 17, 2018 Event Date

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2018 Highland Village Art Festival applications due March 9

 4th Annual Highland Village Art Festival

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Join us for the Highland Village Art Festival where we’ll have displays from over 30 outstanding gallery quality artists, artist demonstrations, live music and entertainment, and interactive children’s art activities.

When: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Highland Village (FM 2499 and Justin Road)
Free Admission and Parking

Application and more information:
Application deadline is March 9

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Calls for Artists around Texas

Rockport Art Festival 2018 (Rockport, TX)Rockport, Texas
DEADLINE: 3/1/2018

Fee (Application/Jury Fee): $20.00
Event Dates: 7/7/2018 – 7/8/2018

Event Website
Since 1969, this Annual Art Festival has made Rockport the best place to be on July 4th weekend in Coastal Texas. Located on Aransas Bay and showcasing high-quality artists, live music, a kids’ activity tent and more, the Rockport Art Festival is the premiere festival for artists looking for an enthusiastic audience, with over 10,000 attendees in 2016.

Name of Call: Downtown Traffic Boxes, Odessa, Texas
Eligibility: Unlimited
Budget: $4,000
Deadline: 3/10/18

Odessa Arts is seeking applications from artists and designers interested in creating artwork for four electrical boxes along Golder Avenue. The boxes will become part of an Outdoor Gallery of Public Art, joining sixteen already completed boxes. The completed boxes will be unveiled in Spring 2018.

One artist or designer will be selected for this opportunity and will be paid an all-inclusive fee of $4000 to create the artwork. This project will create a unique and memorable visual statement that will highlight the Public Art Program here in Odessa. We are seeking an artist or designer who will approach the boxes as a family of art works and can create a unified and artistically interesting body of work. This project will expand the original 16 traffic boxes that were commissioned in 2016. The chosen artist will be required to submit a design for four traffic utility boxes. The boxes will be wrapped with adhesive vinyl on which the art has been printed.

Art on the Creeks 2018Rogers, Arkansas
OPEN DATE: 2/19/2018
DEADLINE: 5/31/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 9/29/2018 – 9/29/2018

Event Website
The 7th annual Art on the Creeks is Northwest Arkansas’ premier fine arts festival! The juried event showcases exceptional talent with a focus on fine art. Unique opportunity to exhibit and sell your work void of any exhibit fees or commissions! Tent provided to each artist free of charge! Cash Awards: $1,000 Best in Show; $500 Second Place; $250 Third Place. Continuous growth with rave reviews from artists and attendees. Community inclusion and support for the arts has spawned a loyal and highly engaged audience in an affluent area that is primed to buy and appreciates the value of original fine art. It’s the place to be seen, and we look forward to your application!

Messina Hof Wine Label Competition 2018


Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 ((Make any checks payable to The Arts Council))
Entry Deadline: 3/2/18Days remaining to deadline: 9
Calling all Texas artists! Want to see your artwork featured on a bottle of wine? Enter the 2018 Messina Hof Wine Label Competition! The winning piece will be proudly displayed on a special run of Messina Hof wine bottles, plus cash prizes for the top three artists. This competition is open to all artists over the age of 21 residing in Texas. Entries may be any 2D medium including but not limited to: watercolor, oil, pastel, pencil, acrylic, collage, multimedia, and digital art.

Messina Hof takes great pride in making wine with Texas Soul – so this year we want to see what the “Heart and Soul of Texas” looks like. When searching for inspiration, think of what Texas means to you. What about Texas has filled your heart and soul? Whether it be late nights at the rodeo, picking wildflowers, or scootin’ across the dance hall, put our grand state on canvas and create a masterpiece!

The top finalists’ entries will be on display at the spring Wine & Roses Festival at Messina Hof, and festival attendees will have the opportunity to view and vote on their favorite piece. Top finalist artists will also be invited to the Wine & Roses VIP reception, and have the option to host a booth at the festival to display and sell their work, free of charge.

Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, 46th International Art Show


Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $40.00 (46th International Art Show)
Entry Deadline: 3/7/18
Event Dates: 4/25/18 – 5/26/18


Welcome to the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art’s 46th International Art Show, with a total of $4,500 in PRIZES this year. This is a Brownsville tradition and an inspiring exhibit that unites talented and creative artists. We are honored to host such an important event at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art.

Summer 2018 College Station Artist in Residence


Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Fee: $10.00 (Summer 2018 CSAIR Entry Fee)
Entry Deadline: 3/28/18
The Arts Council is excited to present its sixth summer Artist in Residence opportunity, open to students or recently-graduated artists. The Artist in Residence will have an opportunity to live in College Station, create artwork in a studio, receive mentoring from area artists, and have their own gallery show at the conclusion of their residency. Twin City Properities will provide a 2-bedroom apartment free of charge, and The Arts Council will provide a $500 stipend and access to a studio space free of charge.

Women & Their Work 2019-2020 Solo Exhibition Series


Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Fee: $30.00 (Women & Their Work’s 2019-2020 Solo Exhibition Series Entry Fee)
Entry Deadline: 3/30/18
(Austin TX) Women & Their Work seeks artists who create inventive, high-caliber contemporary art that breaks new ground or proposes innovative approaches to form and content. Selections are based on an evaluation of the work; we look for a strong, consistent aesthetic vision. We strongly encourage artists to create new work for exhibition. The work in the application should demonstrate that you are capable in vision and scope of creating a powerful solo exhibition that commands an approximately 1,700 square foot gallery space. Women artists residing in Texas who have not had a solo exhibition at Women & Their Work within the past ten years are eligible. Recently created work in all media will be considere.


Public Art Benches Featured in the Art in the Woods


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Public Art Benches Featured in the Art in the Woods)
Entry Deadline: 3/31/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

The Woodlands, Texas is an award-winning, master-planned community of more than 100,000 residents with a strong history of public art. The Woodlands Arts Council invites national and international artists to apply for the next installation of the Woodlands Art Bench outdoor permanent collection. The call is for Six (6) separate Art Benches.

Sites can be viewed at: Bench Sites  Walk from The Woodlands Mall to Town Green Park and enjoy the beauty and practicality of the one-of-a-kind Art Benches designed by local, national and international artists.

Three (3) finalists will be chosen for each bench in a preliminary selection process and will receive a $300 stipend. One (1) artist from these finalists will be chosen to construct a bench, receiving a stipend of $8,000. Artists are encouraged to work conceptually with the chosen site and underwriter’s vision. The Woodlands is an aesthetically unique district, with its natural landscapes and waterway backdrop. We challenge the artists …


Fort Works Art Fourth Annual Betsy Price High School Art Competition


Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 4/9/18
Event Dates: 5/9/18 – 5/26/18

High School artists in Fort Worth, TX and surrounding areas are invited to a special art competition. The top selected students will be featured in a 2-week art exhibition at Fort Works Art Gallery from April 25 – May 12, 201. Mayor Betsy Price will be presenting three final awards May 12th at 4pm. The top Final Grand Prize Winners work will be featured in City Hall at the Mayor’s office for the duration of one year. FORT WORKS ART will be awarding a $500 first prize, a $300 second prize and a $100 third prize for best 2-D (including photography) or 3-D artwork to a 9-12th grade student in the selected area.  Jurors are to be announced.

Important: To apply you must use a personal email to sign up for a CaFÉ account. Do not use your teachers email address, unless absolutely necessary. Please be sure to include your schools name, your grade, e-mail and phone number with your application. Be sure to review the instructions on how to format images to CaFÉ specifications. Detailed info…


Call for Entries: The 35th Annual Party Art Sale & Exhibition

“The 35th Annual Party Art Sale and Exhibition” at THE MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART in Kerrville TX

It’s time to ROUNDUP our artists, members, art purchasers and supporters for another show and party. The Museum of Western Art (MoWA) is pleased to invite you to submit images for the “The Party Art Sale and Exhibition” at THE MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART. The date for the exhibition and sale is Saturday, September 15, 2018. The museum is extremely excited to have this opportunity to exhibit your recent works of art. Images of all art to be juried and the artist’s registration form need to be submitted by email to the museum by June 1, 2018. Each image submitted must have a resolution of at least 300dpi and be no smaller than 1000 pixels (or 3.3 inches) in the smallest dimension, in order to use for advertising. The email address is as follows: The exhibition will remain on view and available for purchase thru Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

To have your work juried for possible inclusion in the exhibition, please email the images of your art and artist’s registration form to the museum by June 1, 2018. By completely the enclosed registration form and returning it, you will greatly help the museum in planning the installation of the exhibition and sale. Accepted artwork must be delivered to the museum by September 8, 2018.

A Smith Gallery in Johnson City TX

“the photographic performance 2018”

 In the Salon

Juror | Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully

Entries Due | March 16   MORE

“still life”

In the Main Gallery

Juror | Kate Breakey

Entries Due | April 2, 2018

Exhibition dates | May 18 to July 1, 2018

Receptions | May 26 and June 30, 2018

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Mantle Art Space’s 2nd Annual Juried Show

Excavations; Shindig.
Mantle will be accepting a limited amount (based on exhibition space) of pieces for exhibition at the gallery in San Antonio, TX in April 2018. Best in Show will be awarded a solo show at Mantle Art Space in 2019.

Juror: Saralene Tapley is a visual artist located in Houston, Texas.

Artists of all levels and media accepted. We are looking for contemporary work with any interpretation on the theme.

Submissions will be accepted digitally. Photographs of 3-D or alternative medium works encouraged. Pieces must be able to be delivered and displayed in San Antonio, TX.

Images should be labeled with the artist’s name and title (ex. SLawrence_Muse01). Email must contain the following: Image Name, Dimensions, Year, Medium and any special exhibiting details. Artists may choose to include a statement.

Artists are welcome to submit up to 5 images, $30 for the first three and $5 for each additional image.

Please submit images via email ( Submissions correctly labeled/received will be invoiced for payment.

DEADLINES: Submissions: March 16


Lawndale Open Call for 2018-2019 Exhibitions

For over 36 years, Lawndale has dedicated itself to the support of contemporary art with a particular focus on the work of Houston and Texas-based artists.

Lawndale is pleased to announce an open call for submissions from artists and curators locally, regionally, and nationally for our traditional galleries, Mural Project, Sculpture Garden, and other non-traditional sites including the elevator, stairwells, windows, and other forms of intervention.

Proposals for the 2018-2019 Exhibition Program are due Sunday, March 18th by 11:59 PM (Central Standard Time)

Exhibitions selected through this open call will be programmed through September 2018 – June 2019. Applicants will be notified by April 3, 2018

Friends of the Artist magazine – space in Volume 6

Friend of The Artist (FOA) is publication dedicated to promoting the work of emerging and professional artists from around the world. Our quarterly publication includes the work of artists who work in a variety of mediums, informative articles that provoke conversations, and 3 artists interviews. Accepted artists will have a four page spread of their work, information, and artist statement.

Blue Star Contemporary exhibition space call for Texas artists

Application Period February 15 – March 31, 2018
Review Period April 1 – May 31, 2018Blue Star Contemporary is pleased to offer this open call opportunity to Texas residents. Artists are invited to submit a portfolio of their work and be considered for a studio tour and future exhibition opportunities. Exhibitions in development draw from the top 20 highest rated artists. Additionally, new exhibitions concepts arise from trends and themes that surface through the open call. Please note being rated in the top 20 does not guarantee and exhibition. information: Direct questions regarding the submission process or the open call to Jack McGilvray, Exhibitions and Programs Manager by phone at 210-227-6960 or email at

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A View from My Window call for art (2018 Celebrate Irving)

Pick up your paint brushes: Start creating for 2018 Celebrate Irving! This is an open call for IAA members and residents in the Irving area. FREE to enter.

In conjunction with the Irving Heritage Society‘s Celebrating Irving event, IAA is again hosting exhibits at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts and the West Irving Library. The title of this year’s exhibit is “A View from My Window”. For this exhibit we encourage the community to create artwork depicting scenes or activities from this region of the country similar to the type of work created by Regionalist artist Grant Wood. The artwork will hang in galleries at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts from April 1 – April 27 and at the West Irving Library from March 25 – May 27.

We also need 3-D art and local crafts for the new glass cabinets at the IAA gallery and the display cabinets at the West Irving Library.

Artwork for the West Irving Library is due on Sunday, March 25 from 1-3 pm. (This is also pick-up date for the 2018 IAA Winter Art Exhibit there.) Address: West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving 75062 near the intersection of Rochelle & Esters.

Artwork can be dropped off at IAA’s gallery from 10a-2pm March 31 with a Reception and Geocaching Kickoff on Sunday, April 15 at 2pm. Artwork may also be dropped off earlier in the week at the Members meeting on March 27 7-9pm or during Gallery hours 1-4 on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Exhibit addresses & dates:

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061
Drop-off Sat., March 31 10am-2pm or earlier in the week
Exhibit dates: April 1 – 27
Reception, Sun. Apr. 15 2-4pm

West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving 75062 near the intersection of Rochelle & Esters
Drop-off Sun., March 25 1-3pm
Exhibit dates: March 25 – May 27

Click on the link to REGISTER NOW!  FREE! Reserve your spot now! Space is limited.

Entry requirements:
–Limit of five (5) entries per Artist.
–No nudes.
–2D, photography, or wall art must not exceed 20 lbs. Any media welcome, including computer art and photography.
–3D art needs to be 12″ in height or smaller in order to fit the shelves in the glass cabinets. Other types of 3D art may be entered if it can be hung on the wall. Limit of 20 lbs.

Images are optional! If submitted, they may be used for publicity. Limit of 2MB per image. Note that images should total 10MB or less.

Framing & Presentation of artwork:
Artwork must not exceed 20 lbs and should be framed and wired. Plexiglas only for work over 16″x 20″. No saw-tooth hangers. Wall hangings with dowels or wrap around canvas or cradled panels finished on all sides may be used instead of a frame.

For questions, contact Linda Wood Shotwell at

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Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center Public Art Project call deadline March 27

Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center Public Art Project


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 3/27/18

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install a work of public art at the Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center (PORC), 8701 Greenmound Ave, Dallas, TX 75227.

Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center is located in the heart of Southeast Dallas in the Pleasant Grove community and is the only recreation center with an official indoor soccer gymnasium. It has multiple athletic fields, a tennis court, a newly renovated playground, large picnic area with shade trees, walking trail, and a large pool open during the summer.

The neighborhood surrounding the recreation center is diverse and home to the many families who visit and attend the activities offered. This area of Dallas is known for its beautiful examples of nature, numerous oaks trees and parks.


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Downtown Arlington Mural Project call for applications

Downtown Arlington Mural Project


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Fee: $20.00 (Downtown Arlington Mural Initiative)
Entry Deadline: 3/31/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 3
The Downtown Arlington Mural Project, a new public art initiative to create a complementary series of murals throughout the Downtown Arlington Cultural District.  Artists will be inspired by mural themes related to the past, present, and the future of Downtown Arlington and more broadly, the City of Arlington.


  • Bring energy and color to the Downtown Arlington Cultural District.
  • Are inclusive towards the entire Arlington community.
  • Attract tourists to the area.
  • Beautify Downtown Arlington and enhance its sense of place.


  • Encore!:  A salute to arts and culture, in honor of the Arlington Cultural District.
  • Innovation: A salute to Big Ideas, risk-takers and change makers.
  • Education: A salute to education, kids, our future, STEAM, etc.
  • Entrepreneur: A salute to those who built and are building our City.
  • Empathy: A salute to Arlington’s diversity and the City’s “Choose Kindness” designation.
  • Entertainment: A salute to those who have provided Arlington with amusement or enjoyment.
  • Extraordinary: A salute to the wonder and beauty surrounding us.

PROSPECTIVE MURAL LOCATIONS: Prospective Mural Locations

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Society of Watercolor Artists – 2018 Juried International Exhibition entries due March 11

Entries are now being accepted for the SWA 2018 Juried International Exhibition.  There will be $5,000 in Cash & Merchandise prizes.  The juror is nationally known watercolor artist Don Andrews.  The exhibition will be held at the Fort Worth Central Library, Atrium Gallery from April 15th to May 20th.

The entry deadline is Sunday, March 11th.  To see the prospectus and find more information, visit our website at

Submitted by Skeeter Murley. Email:

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Texas Watercolor Society 69th Annual National Exhibit entries due March 1

69th Annual National Exhibit

April 16 – June 28, 2018

Hill Country Arts Foundation
120 Point Theater Rd. Ingram, Texas 78025


Fees: TWS members $45, for 1-3 paintings.
Non-TWS members $60, for 1 painting.

Jan 1, 2018 Call for Entries
March 1 Final day to receive entries
March 19-21 Accepted Paintings posted on Website
April 11 Shipped paintings due no later than 4/11/18
April 13 Hand Deliver work 9-11 am
Hill Country Arts Foundation
120 Point Theater Rd.
Ingram, TX 78025
April 16 Membership Meeting 5-6 PM Demo 6-8 PM
April 16 Exhibit Opens
April 17-19 Workshop / Laurie Goldstein-Warren
May 12 Opening Reception 5-7 pm / Awards 6 pm
June 28 Exhibit Closes
June 29 Artists must pick up hand delivered
work 9-11 am / Shipped paintings returned

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