Category Archive: Competitions / Calls for Entries

14th Annual Wildlife & Domestic Animal Juried Art Competition call for entries


2015 14th Annual Wildlife & Domestic Animal Juried Art Competition

AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX

2015 marks the fourteenth 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 Helen Bailey. All work must be original — see the  prospectus for details. Limit of three entries.

Media: Oil Painting, Water Media, Dry Media (pastel etc.), Mixed media/misc. (including printmaking), and Photography. Supports: canvas, paper, panel or yupo.

ENTRY DEADLINE Saturday, August 1, 2015 until midnight

To enter, pay the entry fee, fill out the online form and email your images to Entry information:

For questions, contact the Show Chair at


  • Saturday, August 1, 2015 midnight Entry DEADLINE
  • Aug. 10 Notification of acceptance by email
  • Aug. 24 – 28 Shipped entries due (Mon. – Fri.)
  • Saturday, August 29 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Hand delivered entries; Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75062 Directions
  • Sunday, August 30, 2015 Exhibit opens to public
  • Sunday, September 13 2:00 – 4:00 pm Reception & Awards
  • Friday, September 25 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Strike show & art pickup
  • Sept. 28 – Dec. 5 Traveling Exhibit, West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062 (optional – for local artists only)

Juror: Helen Bailey


Helen Bailey has always been passionate about two things in her life – one is drawing and the other is horses.

When she found a talented teacher of colored pencil, it opened a whole new world of art to her.  She studied with Linda Lucas Hardy for 5-1/2 years. 

She has won prizes in McKinney, Irving, Grand Prairie, the State Fair of Texas, Keller, and Richardson, TX art shows.

She is a Signature Member of CPSA (Colored Pencil Society of America), AAEA (American Academy of Equine Artists), and IEA (International Equine Artists).  She is also an Associate Member of WAOW (Women Artists of the West) and AWA (American Women Artists).

Her gallery: Imaging on the Square, McKinney TX

Her website:


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6th Annual View…Enjoy…Celebrate…Art Exhibit entries due July 24


Call to Artists
6th Annual View…Enjoy…Celebrate…Art Exhibit
Theme: Open theme
Dates to Remember:
June 08 Open call to artist
July 24 Entry form, fee and sample artwork due
July 27 Notification of accepted entries
August 15 Hand deliver accepted artwork (9:00am -1:00pm)
August 20 Setup art show
August 21 Art exhibit opening and reception (6:00pm – 9:00pm)
Art exhibit hours:
Saturday, Aug 22 (10:00am – 1:00pm)
Sunday, Aug 23 (11:00am – 1:00pm)
Saturday, Aug 29 (10:00am – 1:00pm)
Sunday, Aug 30 (11:00am – 1:00pm)
September 12 Artists pickup artwork (9:00am -12:30pm)
Pen & ink
Mixed media
3D/sculpture, ceramics
Contact Oscar Duran at for entry form and guidelines
Location: Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Junius Street, Dallas, Texas 75246

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Experiment, Fabricate Online, Exhibit in NYC: Digital Fabrication Residency



Experiment, Fabricate Online, Exhibit in NYC: Digital Fabrication Residency

Digital Fabrication Residency is a professional development program engaging artists with digital tools for project visualization and fabrication workflows for 3D printing, CNC routing, laser cutting, digital embroidery, textile printing, animation and other platforms. A core concept of this program is to engage in the digital craft of making as it concerns technology augmenting with traditional fabrication concepts, processes and materials. Residents learn software workflows and become knowledgeable in current applications of technology in the production of art. Residents accepted into the summer and fall programs will have the opportunity to exhibit artworks created in the program in an exhibition in NYC organized by Digital Fabrication Residency.

Our program consists of an Online Program that includes group workshops, individual project development, guest speakers and invaluable resource information for understanding digital fabrication workflows. We also offer an Online/Onsite residency that is specifically catered to individual project goals that develop initially through online project development finalizing with onsite learning with machines and fabrication with the artist. Both programs provide artists with limited licenses to selected software and optional 3D print, laser cut, textile print or digital embroidery resources. Also as part of our programing, Digital Fabrication Residency hosts online guest speaker presentations during the residency session that are open to residents and the public.

To learn more about the range of topics covered in DFR Group Workshops visit:

Digital Fabrication Residency seeks to empower artists with working knowledge of digital tools as they concern contemporary art studio practices. From concept to execution, we offer a range of informative programs and services to educate and facilitate artists. We welcome applicants of beginner to advanced levels. Please see our application for additional information concerning application requirements and residency participation fees. Extended residency sessions are available for accepted applicants.


Residency Dates:

Summer Session 2: 6 Week Residency: July 27 – September 4, 2015

Fall Session 1: 4 Week Residency: September 14 – October 9, 2015

Fall Session 2: 4 Week Residency: October 19 – November 13, 2015

See Apply Form for Additional Session Dates

Online/Onsite Program: 5 Week Program: *Applicant must specify preferred dates between June 1 – November 20, 2015

There is a required $15 application fee. To apply visit:

To learn more about the Subsidized Residency Work-Exchange Program visit:

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2015 Art Connection entries due July 11 & 12


Irving Arts Center presents its15th Annual Art Connection Members Exhibition – call for entries

July 18–Aug. 29, 2015

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


or click here: Prospectus2015-web

Entry Fees: $5 entry fee per piece; maximum of two pieces of artwork per member. Entry fees will be waived for Art Connection Members who have a Patron level membership or above. All fees are non-refundable. New members may join at time of entry.

$1,650 in cash prizes will be awarded. Members may enter in one of three categories: Youth (17 years old and younger), Non-Professional (18 years old and up) and Professional.

Members may drop off their work on Saturday, July 11, 12 noon–5 p.m. or Sunday, July 12, 1–5 p.m. at the Irving Arts Center. 

All entries must be original works completed within the last two years. Eligible media include: painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, printmaking (handpulled graphics), digital printmaking, photography, textiles, fiber, mixed media, and fine art crafts (no work from kits). Video will be accepted (submitted on a DVD with a continuous loop function); however, equipment availability for viewing/displaying is limited.

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Forney’s Top 40 call for entries


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

Prospectus: Top 40 Regional Juried Show 2015

Judge Chris Blackhurst

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

Sponsored by the Forney Arts Council!


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

Lesli Bruce Co-Director of Visual Arts

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THE STAR OF TEXAS Public Art Project artist call – deadline June 30



Attention all artists: there is still time to enter the Star of Texas Public Art Project call for artists. If you’re just now hearing about this fantastic new project, here is a recap:

The Arlington Museum of Art (AMA), along with theArlington Tomorrow Foundation (ATF) and Women Inspiring Philanthropy (WIP) are currently working on the public art project, The Star of Texas.

The exhibit will include 20 fabricated fiberglass stars positioned throughout Arlington’s Cultural Arts District, Downtown and Entertainment District. The sculptures will be individual pieces of art, celebrating the city’s new brand, Arlington: The American Dream City. Artists will be invited to submit their interpretation of how they will paint the sculptures to reflect the American Dream in Arlington. A selection committee made up of community members will pick the final twenty artists to participate in the exhibit.
This is an exciting way to have your artwork put on display for the public to see, and to be a part of project to further the arts and culture in the City of Arlington and the Great State of Texas. The final deadline is June 30, 2015.
If you are interested in joining us for this exciting public art project, the information packet can be downloaded HERE

Visit for more information.

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Southwestern Watercolor Society Members Exhibition entries due June 30


The 52nd. Annual Member Exhibition will be held at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas again this year.

The deadline for entries is June 30th, and the Preview Party will be held at Royal Lane Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon, July 12th. Notification of acceptance to the show will be sent out on August 3rd. and the show opens on September 2nd. Our Awards Ceremony and Reception is on Sunday evening, September 20th.

This year, entries will be made through the Call For Entry (CaFE) website ( where members set up a free account, upload their digital images and complete their application. Entry fees may be paid through the CaFE site using a credit card or by check mailed to Pam Wilson, SWS Treasurer.

Members must have paid their dues and be members in “good standing” to enter the show.

Members may CLICK HERE to read the full prospectus and make their application.

Exhibition Schedule

  • Entry Deadline:   Tuesday, June 30th. (midnight).
  • Preview Party:  Sunday, July 12th. Royal Lane Baptist Church – 2:00-4:00PM
  • Acceptance Notification: Monday, August 3rd.
  • Deadline to receive shipped art: Friday, August 28th – Craters and Freighters
  • Deadline for hand-delivered art:  Monday, August 31st – Eisemann Center (5:00 – 7:00PM)
  • Show Opens:   Wednesday, September 2nd. – Eisemann Center
  • Awards Reception:  Sunday, September 20th. (6:00 – 8:00PM)  Eisemann Center
  • Show Closes:  Sunday, September 27th.
  • Pick up hand-delivered art:  Monday, September 28th. (5:00 – 7:00PM) Eisemann Center
  • Shipped art returned:  Monday, September 28th.

• If you are not a member of SWS and would like to join, Click here.


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CAC 2015 Annual Membership Exhibition – deadline July 6



Creative Arts Center of Dallas is now accepting submissions for our 

2015 Annual Membership Exhibition. In this juried exhibition 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, July 6th 6 pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 8th 5 pm – 8 pm

Hosted by Mary Tomás Gallery

1110 Dragon St., Dallas, Texas 75207 214.727.5101


Mary Tomás, Mary Tomás Gallery

Debbie Ballard, Sculptor


ELIGIBILITY: All persons with memberships valid through June 2016 are eligible to submit artwork.  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 $45 for up to three images per artist to be submitted online or the CAC office on a CD. This includes either three images detailing one piece of artwork, or three images of three different artworks.

Click here to submit your work today!

2015 Call to Artist Details

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

May 26th – July 6th: Submission of artwork
July 24th: Accepted artists notified
July 27th-29th: Artists drop-off artwork to Mary Tomás Gallery, 11 am – 5 pm
August 8th: Opening Reception from 5 – 8 pm
Sept 5th: Exhibition Ends at Mary Tomás Gallery
Sept 7th – 8th: Pick up artwork at Mary Tomás Gallery, 10:30 am – 6 pm


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

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I PECOFacet International Painting Competition


PECOFacet, world leader in design, manufacturing and distribution of advanced filtration and separation systems, announces the I PECOFacet International Painting Competition.

The competition is designated for adult artists independently of their nationality. The competition is open to any current aesthetics. The theme must be linked to filtration systems, especially in the markets that the company operates in: Aviation, Naval, Industrial, Environmental, and Petrochemical.

A total amount of 10,000 euros, split between two prizes, will be awarded in accordance to the jury’s decision.

Please find the complete contest rules following the link below:

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For the Birds at TVAA Downtown Gallery

For the Birds
Texas Visual Arts Association Downtown Gallery
Plaza of the Americas

Entry deadline: July 20
Exhibit: August 3 – 31
Reception: August 9, 2 pm – 4 pm

Birds exist everywhere, and while adored by some, they are feared or totally ignored by others. Birds have been used as symbols for love (love birds), peace (dove), freedom (bald eagle), and rebirth (the mythical phoenix). Poems and songs have been written about them, and each state claims one as it’s state bird.

For this show, artists are invited to submit work that depicts birds in any medium.

Curator: Jan Partin

Prospectus Word | PDF | TVAA Downtown Gallery

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Artseen Studio Tour Invitation to Artists


Frisco’s 5th Annual Studio Tour Coming in October

Now Registering Artists

We are very pleased to announce the 5th Annual ArtSeen Studio tour, coming this October 17 & 18.  Mark your calendars and make plans to visit creative spaces all over town.

We are in the process of registering artists and creative businesses.  Many artists are sharing their spaces, allowing artists from outside of Frisco to join the tour as well.  If you are looking for a place to show your work, please contact us and we will do our best to connect you with exhibit spaces.  Email Misty at for more info.

The Deadline for regular registration ends July 15.  Don’t miss out!

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29th Annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition


The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2016 Call for Entries for the 29th annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard & Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough.

The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Drawing hundreds of applications from across the United States each year, approximately 70 works will be selected for exhibition by our 2016 Juror, Elizabeth Kozlowski.

As the curator of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Kozlowski has over 12 years of curatorial and gallery experience with a specialty in contemporary ceramics. Of the works selected, Juror Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500 and $250 will be presented.

NEW! Online submissions and prospectus available at

SUBMISSION DEADLINE | September 4, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.

2016 EXHIBITION | February 5 – April 1, 2016 at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, Texas.

Inquires may be directed to the Arts Council at (940) 382-2787 or

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Women & Their Work deadline Aug. 19


Women & Their Work
Solo Exhibition Competition for Texas artists


Women & Their Work in Austin 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 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 the 1,700 square foot gallery. Women artists residing in Texas who have not had a solo exhibition at Women & Their Work within the past five years are eligible. Recently created work in all media will be considered.


August 19, 2015: Deadline for all applications online.
October 1, 2015: Notification to all applicants.
May 2016 – May 2017: Exhibitions will be scheduled for six-week periods between these dates.


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CHILL – An Open Call to Artists

The summer is hot in Texas.  SLANT is looking to cool things off with artist’s interpretations of the word ‘chill’.  We invite you to be cool, ice it up, cool it down, freeze, take a chill pill, chill-out, and show us your best chilled to the bone, wind-chilled, big-chilled, chill factored creations of coolness!


ENTRY:  Artists may enter up to 3 artworks for jury review. Submit entries via email as jpg images via email to Submissions to be received by 6:00 pm Saturday, July 4. THERE IS NO COST TO SUBMIT ENTRY. Artists who have accepted entries will be asked to contribute $15 at time of art drop.

NOTICE OF ACCEPTED ENTRIES: An email notification will be sent by midnight on Monday, July 6, to individual artists who have accepted entries.

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, July 18 from 6:00-10:00 pm at SLANT gallery, located at 13331 Preston Rd. (Preston/LBJ), #2218, in Dallas, TX.

For complete entry details or to learn more about SLANT, please visit
Questions? Email us at



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Denison Main Street Fall Fest

Main Street Fall Fest, Downtown Denison, Texas

Saturday, October 3, 2015 * 9 am-5 pm

Accepting applications for vendors. Deadline August 28, 2015. Booth fee $75.
200-700 blocks of Main Street, Denison Texas

Application | Website

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Kerr Arts & Cultural Center KACC Teachers Art Show & Youth Art Camp

Kerr Arts & Cultural Center’s 2015 Youth Art Camp will feature two sessions; July 13th – 17th, and July 20th – 24th. Classes are open to children ages 6 – 14.

Students who are 8 years old and up select their daily project from several options. All classes will be kept small to facilitate individualized instruction. Each session will run from 9 am – Noon. Participants will learn hands-on, working with qualified adult artist-instructors in a wide variety of genres including Painting, Dance, Fiber Arts, Theater, Sculpture, Crafts, Woodworking, Cooking and more.

Students can attend all 5 days per session for a $75 fee, or can select “a la carte” at $18 per class. Students may also choose to attend both full-week sessions for $150. Scholarships are available – please contact KACC for information.

July will also see the annual Hometown Crafts Teachers Show. KACC is putting out a call for entries to artist/educators of all kinds – active or retired, any level or grade, from public or private schools, and even those who serve as tutors. Hometown Crafts, is a big fan of teachers and wants to give them a chance to display their creative, artistic side. KACC Executive Director, Debbie Minns commented, “Few other groups of people work harder or with more dedication than our teachers, and this show is our way of giving back to these people who dedicate their lives to inspiring our young people. We sincerely appreciate the ongoing sponsorship of these shows by Hometown Crafts!”

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Jammey Huggins

In addition to the Youth Art Camp and Hometown Crafts Teachers Show, July will also feature the American Plains Artists Award show, with paintings by Patsy Lindamood and sculpture by Jammey Huggins, and the 2GypsyZ Art Show, a display of expressionist works by Marcy Dorman and Jeanie Williamson.

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Patsy Lindamood

The free public opening and reception for all July shows will be from 1-3 PM on Saturday, July 11th.

For full information and “Youth Art Camp” sign-up, as well as more information on all of KACC’s July show lineup, call 830-895-2911 or come by KACC at 228 Earl Garrett during gallery hours 10 am – 4 pm Tuesday – Saturday or 1- 4 pm Sunday. Additional info is also available on the KACC website

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South West Artists call for entries

Ad for Art Collector

SouthWest Artists is celebrating its 70th year and 30 years of art competition by  initiating an annual  national juried painting competition with cash awards of over $12,000 and a special award from the American Art Collector magazine.

This will be an ongoing competition with signature status and sizable awards in the future. Entries are being handled by

You can also find more information, including the Prospectus for the competition, at Or contact Barbara Tobias <> .

Ad for Art Collector

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Funky Finds Holiday Show Applications open June 19 – July 31


The Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience

will be held November 7th & 8th in Fort Worth, Texas.

Vendor applications will be open via the event website June 19th through July 31st.

Please remember that this is an all handmade event!!!
We do not allow any manufactured goods or direct sales reps.
Also, we only accept artisans who are selling items they personally hand-crafted.
Please do not submit application for items hand-crafted by others!

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Call for 3D Artists! Frisco Arts’ 3rd Annual “sculptechular” exhibition!


Do you work creatively in three-dimensions? Join the third annual “sculptechular” exhibition hosted by Frisco Arts!

  • By July 22, submit a written, photographed, or drawn proposal for a LARGE scale installation or free-standing sculpture in one of the special events rooms from 9.8-9.20
  • By August 10, submit images of smaller scale work for the Frisco Art Gallery to be exhibited 8.25-10.1

For all details, entry forms, etc., please see:

Questions? Call 972-668-5180 or email

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Call for ARTrageous Submissions – June 21st Deadline!


The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco will host an open art show for members and non-members this summer in the Frisco Art Gallery at Frisco’s Discovery Center. Come during regular business hours to view art of all mediums and genres from local artists. Submit up to 5 images to BY JUNE 21 to be considered for this show.

Up to three images will be accepted per artist. Entry fee is $10 for VAGF members and $20 for non-VAGF members.

Pieces must be ready-to-hang. Drop off will be June 28th from 12-2pm at the Frisco Discovery Center.

Questions? Contact VAGF President, Brenda Thomas at


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THE BLUES – call for submissions



Curator:  Junanne Peck

The Blues

Mood disorders, depression, melancholy, sadness, whatever you choose to refer to your experience, it does exist despite the stigma and silence within society.

The intent behind this project is to create and increase awareness of how depression is experienced not only by those that suffer from it but by those that love and care for them.

Depression is often misunderstood and false assumptions abound. Although there are common experiences, each persons experience is unique and can lead to isolation, worthlessness, hopelessness and a sense of not belonging or fitting in anywhere.

By creating a space for individuals effected by depression to share their experiences through the Arts, Visual, spoken word and video. All mediums are accepted.

This exhibit has the capacity to increase a sense of interconnectedness that is vital when living with depression.

The content must be of a nature that a public entity can display for the enjoyment of a diverse, family-type audience.

Submit up to 3 works. All works must be wired and ready to hang.

Size: Must be able to fit through a door.

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts – 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75061


  • Deadline for Submissions: September 21, 2015
  • Hand delivered works: Tuesday September 22, 2015 -12-4pm
  • Or make other arrangements with Curator.
  • Gallery Exhibition Dates: Sunday September 27 – November 25, 2015
  • Reception: October 18, 2015 from 2-4 pm
  • Pick up Date: Saturday November 28, 2015 12-4pm

Or make other arrangements with Curator. We have no storage.

Irving Arts Association (IAA) will retain a 15% commission on all exhibition sales. The price represented on the artist entry form will be the sale price. Please reflect the 15% above asking price when pricing your art.                                                                                                         No changes will be allowed. Sold works will remain until the end of the exhibition.



 Entry Form



City_____________________________ State________ Zip_________

Day Phone______________________ Evening Phone________________

Email Address_______________________________________________


  1. Title of Work_____________________________________________


Size of Work  (H x W x D)_____________________________________

Price $__________________

  1. Title of Work_____________________________________________


Size of Work (H x W x D)_____________________________________

Price $_____________________

  1. Title of Work_____________________________________________


Size of Work (H x W x D)____________________________________

Price $________________________

My signature below indicates that I have read and agree to all terms and conditions stated in this entry form.

Artist Signature___________________________Date:______________

Picked up by ______________________________Date:_______________


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WAA’s 2015 Peach Festival Show call for entries


Awards Ceremony Saturday, July 11, 2015 3 pm

Show Date: Sat. July 11, 2015 – Show Runs to August 10

Registration Thurs. June 25, 4 -7 pm Fri, June 26, Noon —6 pm Sat. June 27, 10 am—3 pm; Firehouse Gallery & Art Center, Palo Pinto Street, Weatherford, TX, United States


Pick Up Artwork Students & entries from out of town may pick up after ceremony on Sat.

Entry Fees: WAA member $12 per entry; Non -WAA member $15 per entry; Student (grades K—12) $5 per entry

Categories Oil/Acrylic (works on canvas); Watercolor (works on paper or canvas); Graphic (pencil, pen/ink, scratch art, color pencil, pastels); Experimental/Mixed Media (works using more than 2 media of an experimental nature, includes painted rocks, glass, tiles, mosaic, quilted arts, etc.) ; Photography – Digital (photos with minimal digital manipulation); Photography—Manipulation—(photographs that rely on heavy digital manipulations); 3-Dimensional (Sculpture, ceramics) Students (grades K -12)

Artworks previously entered in WAA Peach Festival Show are ineligible. All work must be original and created in the last 3 (three) years

Information on the Peach Festival: Over 200 arts, crafts, food and activity booths.




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10th Annual TAC Juried Exhibition deadline June 20

Texas Artists Coalition is pleased to invite members to submit artwork for the 10th Annual TAC Juried Membership Exhibit. Entry deadline is June 20, 2015: 12AM (midnight).  Exhibit is August 7 – 29, 2015 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.  Reception is August 7; 6 – 9pm.  Over $1500 in awards. Prospectus:

Juror is Cohn Drennan of Cohn Drennan Contemporary, an art gallery in Dallas, TX featuring the work of emerging and mid-career artists.  The gallery is temporarily closed due to a fire in an adjacent building.  Previously, Mr. Drennan was the Director of the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University from 2005 through 2010.  Upon his arrival at the museum, Mr. Drennan lead the museum through its most productive era in its history by producing original exhibitions and content for the Wichita Falls community that gained state, national, and international notoriety.  Prior to his position at WFMA, Mr. Drennan was the Deputy Director of the United States Department of State, Art in Embassies Program, in Washington, DC.  The Art in Embassies Program was established by Congress in 1964 to increase international cultural awareness of American art through exhibitions at US embassies worldwide.  During his tenure at the State Department, Mr. Drennan was the recipient of the Department’s Medal of Superior Honor in 2001, 2003 an 2004 for his Leadership in Cultural Diplomacy.

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.  Accepted art must be dropped off August 1: 9am – 7pm, and picked up August 30, 1 – 5pm.

The Texas Artists Coalition is a membership program designed to offer benefits for artists in the North Texas community. These benefits range from as annual juried exhibition to peer reviews to workshops, plus much more. The mission of the TAC is to support career development of artists, whether they are emerging or established, amateur or professional. Programs of the TAC are supported by the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts. Join:!membership-and-benefits/c173r


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Dallas Aurora new media proposals due June 15


Aurora 2015 is pleased to announce an open call for local and international artists to submit proposals for artworks in the following media: light, video, sound, digital, internet-based work and/or performance. On October 16, 2015, Aurora will present the fourth edition of it’s free and public contemporary art exhibition, taking place in the Dallas Arts District and Klyde Warren Park. .

Deadline for Proposals: June 15, 2015; midnight (Central Standard Time)
Exhibition Date: October 16, 2015
Location: Throughout the Dallas Arts District and Klyde Warren Park

Email us for more information.

Apply here

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ARTrageous Art Exhibit


July 2nd–August 9th


VAGF Art Exhibition; Closing Reception on August 9th from 3-5 pm– Frisco Art Gallery

The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco will host an open art show for members and non-members this summer in the Frisco Art Gallery at Frisco’s Discovery Center. Come during regular business hours to view art of all mediums and genres from local artists.

Questions? Contact VAGF President, Brenda Thomas at

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VAL’s Fresh Ideas entries due June 21


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

Call for Entries

Prospectus HERE


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


MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery  

Monday – Friday 

1 – 5 PM

100 N. Charles Street

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

Lewisville, Texas   

General Information (972) 219-8446

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OPA’s 2015 Salon Show deadline July 31


Oil Painters of America will hold its second Salon Show of Representational Oil Paintings, October 8th through November 5, 2015 at Beverly McNeil Gallery in Birmingham, Alabama.

Awards will be given with a total value estimated in excess of $12,000 in cash and merchandise.

Deadline for online submissions is Friday, July 31, 2015.

Salon Show entry fee:  $30 for the first entry, $15 for the second. Maximum Size Unframed:  320 square inches.

To enter, artists must reside in the U.S., Canada or Mexico and be a current member of OPA at an annual fee of $70.  OPA is currently accepting 2015 member applications.

For more information or to view a prospectus, please visit or call 815-356-5987.

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New opportunities to show at 500X! – Hot & Sweaty drop-off June 6 & 7


Project Space Rentals | Hot and Sweaty


Project Space Rentals 
We are now accepting proposals for project space rentals! 200.00 for one month. Openings will correspond with shows in the main gallery spaces. Submit 20 images and a proposed statement outlining what you would do in the space. You can drop off proposals at the gallery on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 or mail to 500X Gallery 500 Exposition Avenue Dallas, TX 75226 214-828-1111
Hot and Sweaty: The Open Show
Entry fee- $10 per work; limit 6 entries per artist
Works cannot be longer than 48″ on any side
500X staff will be on hand to assist in placing and hanging work. All work must have adequate hanging hardware, wire and/or D-rings. Works that are not fit for display will not be accepted. Pedestals are available first-come first-serve basis.
All media is accepted, however, video/sound/electronic works must have all equipment provided by the artist. 500X will take a 40% commission on all sales. All participating artist must sign the contract stipulating the full terms of exhibition in gallery.
  • Work must be dropped off on Saturday, June 6th and 7th between 2-5 pm Noon-5pm Payment due at drop off
  • Opening Reception: June 13th 7-10pm
  • Show runs: June 23th- June 28th       Gallery Open: Sat & Sun 12-5pm 
  • Pick up: June 28th 5-7pm; June 29th 6-8pm

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


500X Gallery
500 Exposition Ave.
Dallas TX. 75226


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Artist versus Architect deadline June 5


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

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

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

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

–from the website

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Call for Entries – Grand Prairie Arts Council, 2015 Open Juried Art Show & Sale


Grand Prairie Arts Council, 2015 Open Juried Art Show & Sale

The exhibition is open to all artists age 18 and over. All media will be considered including but not limited to oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, 3-dimensional, photography, drawing-all media, etc. Each artist may submit up to three entries for a $30 entry fee. Entry postmark deadline is August 16, 2015. Complete details and prospectus: $3,000 in cash prizes will be available!

Exhibit dates: September 16-October 12, 2015
Location: Uptown Theater – Lobby Art Gallery, 120 East Main Street, Grand Prairie, TX 75050


August 18: Final postmark date for receipt of artwork images, entry form, and fee. 
  • August 24: Notice of acceptance will be mailed.
  • September 17 & 18: In-take of hand delivered, accepted work.
  • September 19, Saturday, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Opening Reception & Awards Presentation. 
  • October 12: Exhibition closes. 



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Embracing Our Differences call for artists

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Embracing Our Differences believes that everyone has the right to feel safe, to be empowered and to make a difference in our world. The Embracing Our Differences 2016 Annual Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity, promotes diversity education throughout the community and works to teach everyone the importance of being an “up-stander,” not a “by-stander.” Together, we can create a vibrant community that is safe and inclusive for all where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.

Call to Artists – Cash Awards – Juried Exhibit

Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and effect change around the world. Embracing Our Differences invites all artists to be a part of this change through your submissions to its 13th annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion. Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, teachers, students – everyone can participate. 39 artists will be selected and national and international submissions are encouraged. The exhibit will be displayed April and May 2016 in Sarasota and Bradenton, FL USA. Since 2004, the exhibits have been viewed by almost 2,000,000 visitors.

Final selections will be made by a three-judge panel of professional artists, curators and art professionals and based on artistic excellence and originality in the reflection of our theme “enriching lives through diversity.” $3,000 (US) in awards will be presented. There is no submission fee nor limit on the number of entries. Submissions must be submitted online or postmarked no later than January 4, 2016.

Direct link to “Submit Art” page:

Direct link to the online submission page:

Direct Link to “Call to Artists” form (PDF) to download:

Additional submission requirements and past winning entries are available at

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New Texas Talent Call for Artists


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

Entry information and Prospectus:

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

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


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



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

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

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

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DeSoto Art League Spring Show Call for Submissions


DeSoto Art League 2015

Spring Annual Art Show

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

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


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

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

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

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

QUESTIONS: Call or Email

Richard Sims                                         Julie Danford

972-974-1557                                       214-632-1689                         


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

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

Artists Statement (abridged):

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




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Boerne Art al Fresco Public Art Competition deadline May 31


Boerne Art al Fresco Public Art Competition


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

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

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

Exhibition schedule: September 2015 – September 2016

Installation schedule:  August 15 – August 30, 2015

Stipend:  $2,000 each

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