Category Archive: Competitions / Calls for Entries

Dallas Area Fiber Artists: Meeting Jan. 26 on Costumes, Member Show, 2015 Challenge


January Program: Costume Design

“Comedy of Errors,” Northlake College

Don’t miss our meeting next Monday, January 26, when DAFA member Barbara Kirksey and her colleague Tory Padden present “Into the Real Woods: A Journey into the World of Costuming.”  Program chair Vet has lined up these two talented artists to share pictures and stories of their adventures working in the DFW theatre community.

As always, check the website for details. The time is 6:45 p.m. and the place is The Point. The meeting begins with announcements and Show & Tell, so bring your latest work!

During the 5:30 mini-workshop timeslot, we’ll be working on DAFA’s (and everyone’s) New Year’s resolution to shed those extra fiber pounds! Mini-workshop chair Beth Swider will coordinate the weight loss project. She says, “Bring one (grocery-size) bag full of your unneeded art supplies to give away – and expect to go home with some treasures from DAFA’s storehouse and other members’ stashes.” See the details here.

Kicking Off the 2015 Member Show

2014 First Place, “Poule Aye” by Alisa Banks

It’s time to line up your entries for the 2015 DAFA Member Exhibition, scheduled for the month of April at The Point. Show chair Sherrie Tootle has released the prospectus and entry form. You’ll find them on the Show Page of the DAFA website. The deadline for entries is February 21.

Those members whose work is juried into the show will be notified in time to bring their work to the March meeting. The entry fee is ridiculously low, so enter, enter, enter!

The 2015 Challenge for All Members

JoAnn Musso and Carol Kovacs have put together bags full of surprise elements for those paid members who would like to participate in the 2015 Challenge Exhibit. The theme is “Dreaming Wildly in a Primary Color.” When you contribute $5 to the prize-money pool, you get a bag containing items (fabric, buttons, etc.) in one of the primary colors. Your task is to use at least a portion of all the elements in the bag (e.g., at least one button in your color, at least a good portion of the fabric in your color) and to combine them with other elements to create a piece of fiber art (2D or 3D) to exhibit during April. Deadline for turning in the work to Carol and JoAnn is the March meeting (March 23). Learn more on the DAFA websiteand at the meeting on Monday night. (Don’t forget to bring $5 to get in on the fun!)

Dallas Area Fiber Artists
PO Box 671036
Dallas, Texas 75367-1036
Copyright © 2014 Dallas Area Fiber Artists,



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VAL’s “The Nature of Texas” Show entries due Jan. 31


“The Nature of Texas” Show

Artwork should depict the nature of Texas, such as wildflowers, trees, landscapes, wildlife or other animals that are associated with Texas. Artwork could also depict “the nature of” Texas, showing particular characteristics or attributes of the State of Texas. It’s up to the artist’s interpretation.

Judge will be Don Shoal, former faculty member in the School of Arts and Design at UNT
Prospectus click here. Inquiries to Colleen Drew 214.529.8285 or
INTAKE: Sat. January 31       
 From 1-5 PM
OPENING Reception: Sat. February 7th   
 From 7-9 PM

February 7 – March 21

Located in the Art Gallery of the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater

100 N. Charles Street, Lewisville, TX 75067

If you would like your art work to be considered for the marketing materials, please email a jpeg file to Colleen Drew as soon as possible.
We welcome volunteers to help with the installation of the show at the MCL gallery February 5th from 1-4 PM.  JOIN VAL and ENJOY the benefits of exhibiting at one of the finest galleries and CELEBRATE the ARTS while serving your community.


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Cowboy True Art Exhibit & Auction in Wichita Falls


Cowboy True Art Exhibit & Auction


City: Wichita Falls
State: Texas
Fee: $130.00
Entry Deadline: 2/6/15
Cowboy True is a celebration to honor the working cowboy and the artwork that comes from their daily lives. The Exhibit and Auction is a weekend of music, food, and cowboy art featuring all media including paintings, sculpture, photography, and the gear and trappings of cowboy life.


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2015 Texas National entries DEADLINE EXTENDED to Febraury 6, 2015


Texas National 2015 Art Competition & Exhibition in Nacogdoches

Exhibition Dates: April 11 – June 13, 2015.

The Juror: Zhi Lin

Awards: 1st – $2,000; 2nd – $1,000; 3rd – $500; Honorable Mentions

Eligibility: TEXAS NATIONAL 2015 is open to all artists working in the United States. Works may be of any medium (except video and performance). All works must be original and completed within the last two years. No previously submitted works will be accepted. All works must be available through the entire run of the show. Do not submit works for jury that might be sold before or shown elsewhere during the TEXAS NATIONAL 2015 show time frame. DEADLINE EXTENDED to Febraury 6, 2015. Visit us at: or apply on line at: and search for Texas National. Questions? email us at, or call 936-468-1131.

One, two or three digital images may be submitted via CaFÉ for $35 entry fee at Secure credit card payments can be made through CaFÉ. Personal checks or money orders will be accepted via mail payable to TEXAS NATIONAL. To guarantee that your images are sent to the juror, all entry fees sent by mail must be received by January 16, 2015, and mailed to TEXAS NATIONAL, P.O. Box 13041, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3041. Questions:

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Bedford Arts Fest March 28 – Juried Competition & Artists Booths


Bedford Arts Fest

DATES:          March 28, 2015
TIMES:           10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
WHERE:         Boys Ranch Park, 2801 Forest Ridge Dr
WHAT:            The 3rd Annual Bedford ArtsFest

  • Juried Art Selections
  • Local and Regional Craft Vendors
  • Emerging Arts Display
  • Family and Adult Arts Activities
  • Live Music & Entertainment

ADMISSION: Free to Attend

Artists who would like their material to be reviewed and approved by a jury of professional artists, for a chance to win cash prizes please register through  The deadline to apply for jury consideration is January 30, 2015. Artists approved by the jury will have the opportunity to exhibit and sell art in a designated Juried area. Please note the price drop in booth spaces. Prizes:  The jury will award a Best of Show: $300; Runner Up: $200; and Second Runner Up: $100. $10 to enter.

Craft vendors interested in exhibiting and selling at the Bedford Artsfest are welcome to register to be featured in the Arts marketplace by completing the this application. The deadline to apply for a booth is February 27, 2015. We have dropped the price in booth spaces – grab one now before they are all gone.


Contact the 2015 chairperson, Jeff Florey at or 817-952-2317.

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TAC Call for Art: RED, RED, RED



In honor of the month of Valentine’s Day, TAC members are invited to enter up to 2 pieces for $25 for RED, RED, REDArtwork must have red or variations of red as the main color. Maximum size 36″. There is a limit of 75 artists, total. You are encouraged to submit online, below, to guarantee a slot.
Art intake: Sunday, February 1, 1 – 4pm; Monday, February 2, 9 – 5pm
Exhibit: February 6 – 26, 2015

Art Pick-up: Friday, February 27, 9 – 6pm

Sign up HERE for guaranteed entry.
Questions? Email: or
Phone: 817.298.3021 or  817.298.3024
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107


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AVAA Annual Regional Exhibit entries due Feb. 2


Arlington Visual Arts Association 39th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition 

Feb 6 – Mar 27, 2015

This is an open show held every February and draws entries from accross the DW metroplex. Participants may enter up to 3 works of art. AVAA Members: $12 ea. or 3 for $30.
Non Members: $15 ea. or 3 entries for $35
Work must be framed and ready to hang. Works on paper must be under Plexiglas. Maximum size 48 inches and under 50 lbs.

Canvases with gallery wrapped edges accepted without frame.

2015 Art Intake at Bob Duncan Center is Monday, Feb.2, 4 to 9 pm.

Download Entry Form Here

Juried Exhibit Calendar

  • Art Receiving Day:  Monday, February 2, 4 to 9 pm. Hand deliver all entries to the Bob Duncan Center. Entry Fees must be paid upon entry by cash or check.
  • Art juried and exhibit hung: Tuesday, February 3
  • Exhibit Awards and Reception: Friday, February 13, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Pick-up of Art Not Accepted: Friday, February 13, before and after award ceremony at Duncan Center.
  • Show Ends: March 26 5:00 pm
  • Pick-up Exhibited Art from Show: March 27 9 am – 5 pm, except for award-winning art.
  • At the close of this exhibit, award-winning art from this show will be moved to the Arlington Museum of Art and displayed until May 30, 2015. These works of art may be picked-up at the Arlington Museum of Art on May 30, 10:00 am – Noon


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National Musical Art Show Captures the Artists’ Interpretations of Music — call for artists


Announcing: National Accordion Convention Art Show!

Southfork Hotel, Plano, Texas

Thursday – Saturday: March 5 – 7, 2015

Original Artwork Only – Artwork must depict the excitement of the musical world in some capacity. Works may portray any musical instruments or may suggest indirect conceptions of music. Be creative!

Call for Entries 

  • Entry Deadline February 25, 2015
  • Hand Deliveries and Self-Installation March 4 – 5, 2015
  • Reception and Awards Ceremony March 7, 2015 (12:00-1:20 p.m.) *See note on Artist Reception below.
  • Pickup Art March 7, 2015 before 11:00 p.m.


Images for website:

Send images to be displayed on the Association’s website by the Entry Deadline to Artwork will be placed on the website in arrival sequence and within 1-2 working days. Images must be JPEG with artist’s last name, first initial and the corresponding entry number for each entry.

Notice: NAA Officials are using this art show as a marketing test; therefore, the art show does not have an entry fee, commission charge, nor any prize monies. Ribbon will be issued to prize winner plus the art work will be featured on the Association’s website.

National Accordion Association officials are introducing a new concept for 2015. Accordionists attending the upcoming convention and area artists are encouraged to display musically oriented art during the convention. The artwork is to be two dimensional art such as oil, watercolor, acrylics, photographs, etc. Crafts are not included for 2015.

Public Viewing:

The artwork is to be displayed in a secured area that is available for conventioneer and public viewing starting Wednesday afternoon until Saturday evening. Selling the artwork is strongly encouraged, so be sure to include the price with/without the frame. Only finished artwork (suitable for hanging) will be accepted. Area art studios and clubs will be furnishing a limited number of display stands, so feel free to bring your own display table or panel. Artists displaying artwork will receive two tickets ($20.00 value) to a concert or dance of your choice.

*Artist Reception:

The Saturday buffet luncheon will include an “artist reception” where the judge’s decisions will be announced and conventioneers and the general public may meet the artists. (The buffet will be priced at approximately $12 and artists and guests may purchase a meal if they wish to do so.) Artists who display art during the convention may bring a small table or rack to display and possibly sell additional art items such as prints of their original artwork. Selected accordionists will furnish the background music for this artist reception.

Advantage of participating in this art show:

National recognition as the image of the artwork will be displayed on the NAA web site for a minimum of six months. Artists wishing to exhibit their art during our convention and to display the image of the artwork on the National Accordion Association website are required to send an electronic copy of the artwork to Sharon Seaton at NAA’s officials have the right to reject any artwork deemed unsuitable for young audiences.

Entry form: Art Show flyer

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2015 DART Student Art Contest


2015 DART Student Art Contest
Your art could win a spot on
DART buses and trains,
plus $1,000 or other prizes!


Deadline: Friday, February 27, 2015
2015 Student Art Contest Guidelines
Theme – Explore Your World with DART

Show us some of the unique places you’ve discovered riding DART
– or the destinations you have yet to explore.


1. Designs must be original work created by the student and should illustrate the theme
“Explore Your World with DART.” Contest open to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Limit one entry per student.

2. Entries must measure 11” high x 17” wide, and the design should be laid out horizontally. The back of the entry should include: Student’s name, grade level, school name and teacher’s name.

3. Entries due by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 2015 and should be mailed or personally delivered to: Jessica D. Lennon, DART’s Transit Education Program, 2015 Student Art Contest, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, 1401 Pacific Ave. P.O. Box 660163Dallas, TX 75266-0163

4. DART will notify the winners by Friday, March 6, 2015.

5. All artwork becomes the property of DART and may be used with appropriate credit to the artist. By entering the contest, you consent to have your name and photograph appear as one of the winners.

6. For more information about the contest, please contact Jessica D. Lennon at, or call her at 214.749.2582.

For complete rules, visit


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Call for Residency Application-National Parks

NPS photo, painting by Rachel Forrest:
2014 Artist-in-Residence Rachel Forrest does some plein air painting of Cub Creek.

Artist-in-Residence Program National Monument of America, Nebraska Application Deadline January 31, 2015 by mail or email. This is an invitation to apply for the Artist-in-Residence Program at Homestead National Monument of America, a National Park Service site outside of Beatrice, Nebraska. Residency periods are 2-4 weeks long, April through October, depending on the preferences of the artist and the availability of park housing.


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2015 Texas & Neighbors entries due Feb. 1


This prestigious five-state competition pulls entries representative of the the best of American art! The Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition is open to all artists 18 and older living in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Up to three works of art may be entered by an artist for an entry fee of $40 ($35 for IAA members). Approximately $8.000 in prizes! See the official Texas & Neighbors website at Sponsored by the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center.

The deadline for the 30th Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Competition is February 1, 2015. Download the prospectus HERE. Entry this year will again be ONLINE — no mailed or hand-delivered entries.

Juror is LeeAnn Stone, Dallas portrait artist and teacher, and juror for the Deep Ellum Arts Festival.



Signature status is extended to artists who have had their artwork on exhibit in five of our 29 shows to date. The TXN signature award allows signature designees the privilege of using the TXN acronym in their resumes and paintings along with a link from website. This privilege is cumulative and retroactive.


All events will take place at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062. Visit for directions.

  • Entry Deadline – Sunday, February 1, 2015
  • Notification of Acceptance – February 15, 2015
  • Shipped paintings arrive March 9-13 2015
  • Hand Deliveries & Judging – Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Juror Talk & Reception – Saturday, March 14, 2015 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Installation – April 16-17, 2015
  • EXHIBIT – April 18, May 17, 2015
  • Reception & Awards Ceremony – Sunday, April 19, 2015 2:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Strike – Monday, May 17, 2015 1:00 – 5:00 pm



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Arts in the Square – Last Call for Entries! 1/23/15 DEADLINE


Arts in the Square is an outdoor juried fine arts festival hosted by Frisco Square in collaboration with the Frisco Independent School District, with proceeds going to Frisco Family Services and the Frisco Education Foundation.

Frisco Square would like to see 500 applicants, although only 120 artists will be accepted.

Here are the highlights:

– cash prizes for artists participating in the festival: a Best-in-Show ($500) and Juror’s Choice ($500).

-Artists can submit work in one of 10 categories, including fine arts/graphics, pottery, painting, textiles, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, photography, wood, and miscellaneous.

– Last year more than 20,000 people attended.

-DFW area teachers and professors are allowed to share a booth



-$25 application fee

-$325 booth fee (10’x10′ space)

-artist keeps proceeds from sales but must comply with state comptroller for all taxes


Questions? Email or call/text 972-689-6317 and ask for Paige.

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“Reflections” entries due Jan. 20


Call for Art

TVAA Downtown Gallery


February 2 – 27, 2015

Reflection can be a noun or a verb.

To reflect is to throw back something without having absorbed it. A body or surface of light, heat or sound may be reflected.

Another way to reflect is to consider something in a thoughtful manner.

There are many ways to experience REFLECTIONS, so put your mind to work and create your unique version!

Artists may submit up to three jpg images at 72dpi and no longer than 1000 pixels on longest side. Prospectus is available on the TVAA website at or from Jenny.

Prospectus: Word | PDF

Deadline for submission is January 20, 2015. Send entries to Curator Jenny Keller at:

Curator:  Jenny Keller

Phone:      214-727-8148




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“emoji: show what you feel” – call for art – Frisco Art Gallery – DEADLINE JAN 28


Frisco Arts is hosting an open art exhibition for ages 15 and up. Emoticons are widely used in texting to convey nuances of feelings such as love, goofiness, sadness, anger, fright, and happiness. How do you creatively express your emotions in art? Open to artists, ages 15 and up, working in any media. Pieces must be ready to hang or display, fully compatible with the Arakawa Cable and Rail system.

Submit up to 5 images of your work by January 28 to to be considered for the show. If accepted, you will be notified within 48 hours and the drop-off will take place from 12-2PM on Monday, Feb 2. Entry form, release, and fees ($20 for students; $30 for professionals) will be due upon drop-off.

Questions? Contact Paige: or call 972-668-5180

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Help with Images for Show Entries: / YouTube Videos / Photographing Your Artwork

At this time of the year as webmaster, Sharon Giles receives many questions about resizing or perfecting images of artwork for show entries, such as for the Texas & Neighbors (TxN) show (entry deadline Feb. 1st). Here is her advice:

General tip: Images should look professional — they should show ONLY the work of art (no mat, no frame, no easel or background of any kind.)


You don’t have to buy special graphics software! I recommend for both Mac and Windows users the free online app at They also offer free apps that you can download to your computer, phone or tablet if you don’t want to work online. The interface is both easy to use and powerful. For support on the online features, see For other tutorials on special topics, see

For instructions on resizing images, see the advice we give for TxN entrants at

For YouTube videos on resizing using PIXLR, see You can find thousands of videos showing every aspect of PIXLR. Here’s a sample:

YouTube Videos

So if you can find thousands of videos on just PIXLR, just think how many you can find on the graphic software that’s already on your device. Just go to YouTube and search on the name of your software and a keyword such as “resizing”, etc. to find what you’re looking for.

Here’s an example for Photoshop Elements:

Photographing Your Artwork

On Art News DFW, I have posted a guide to finding guides on this topic:

Photographing Your Artwork – How To Guides

It includes such expert sources as photographer JR Compton, Oxide Gallery, ArtistNetwork, and Empty Easel.

An alternative method for small works is scanning instead of photography, which usually results in better color and less distortion.

You’re probably going to guess that I’m going to suggest searching YouTube for videos on the topic. So here’s a few examples:



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Shift/Convert: 21st Century Alchemy entries for Gallery550 due Feb. 3


Call for entries for Shift/Convert: 21st Century Alchemy

Turning lead into gold. Discovering the Philosopher’s Stone. Achieving immortality and redemption. Alchemy, the forerunner of modern chemistry, bridged the practical and spiritual in man’s pursuits, influencing the Renaissance and the Age of Enlightenment.

Shift/Convert: 21st Century Alchemy looks at the essence of alchemy – transformation to an idealized state – as expressed in contemporary art. This Gallery 550 exhibition will run from March 5 to June 30, 2015.

We envision Shift/Convert to feature art across a variety of media including, but not limited, to paintings, sculpture, mixed media, installations, photography, audio/visual, wood, metal, glass. This call for entries seeks artwork that communicate a unique voice and/or thought-provoking perspective about transformation and change.

If you feel you are a fit for Shift/Convert: 21st Century Alchemy, please scroll to the requirements at and submit your portfolio for an initial review. Deadline for submissions is February 3, 2015.

All works featured in Shift/Convert are eligible to receive the following awards:

  • The Gallery 550 Award: The best work as selected by a panel of judges will receive $300
  • Fan Favorite: The work with the most shares/likes on Globe Runner’s Facebook page will receive $200
  • Best In Show: The work with the most votes by attendees at the formal launch will receive $100

Gallery 550 is an art gallery quite unlike any other. The corporate social responsibility project of Globe Runner, Gallery 550 provides exhibition space for up-and-coming artists via its office walls.

Read more

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“Paint The Glen” Paint Out in Glen Rose April 18

SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2015

Glen Rose, TX

Beginning as early as 7:30 a.m on Sat., Apr. 18., plein-air painters will check in and begin painting from Barnard’s Mill throughout the historic downtown area, and across the river in Heritage Park.

Plein-air is derived from the French words “en plein air”, meaning to paint outdoors. Sketching and painting outdoors has become tremendously popular in the last several years, so this is a marvelous opportunity to either paint in the event, or to observe artists while they paint. Artists welcome interested observers, so plan on visiting the historic and scenic sections of Glen Rose and the surrounding area and talking with the artists.

On Fri., Apr. 17, a reception and optional Nocturnal Paint is scheduled.

For more information, see the flyer: 2015 Paint the Glen
If you’re an artist interested in this one day event, please contact Pat Barrow 254-253-0311, 254-897-3081 or pbarrow@valornet


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TVAA’s Citation 2015 entries due Jan. 14


Citation 2015
Exhibit: February 3 – 27th, 2015
Reception and Awards: Saturday February 21

Best of Show $500
1st Place $300
2nd Place $200
3rd Place $100
Memorial awards & Merchandise Awards will
be offered to winners selected by the jurors

Matt Anzak
Vicki Mayhan

Download prospectus: at

Word | PDF


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Oil and Cotton Adult January Workshops






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Tea for Two: Valentine Art Exhibit entries due Feb. 1

Tea for Two: Valentine Art Exhibit & Contest
Entry forms and detailed information can be found by visiting the links below.

Download Entry Form (PDF) or here: Craft Guild Tea for Two Rules & Entry Form

Join the event and get updates on the public champagne and chocolate reception on February 12th from 7pm-9pm!


  • February 1, 2015 Deadline for receipt of work
  • February 2, 2015 Show and Voting Begin
  • February 12, 2015 Voting Ends at 5PM
  • February 12, 2015 Champagne & Chocolate Reception 7-9 PM
  • February 14, 2015 Show Ends
  • February 16, 2015 Return of unsold work


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Plein Air Southwest entries due Jan. 5


Plein Air Southwest is an annual tradition of the Outdoors Painters Society, now in its 9th year. Plein Air Southwest Salon is a juried plein air competition, show and sale sponsored by the Outdoor Painters Society and showcased each April at Southwest Gallery in Dallas, Texas. Participants selected for the show are carefully chosen by a jury panel. Each artist submits up to four paintings for consideration by the jury and if the artist participates in the Quick Draw competition their Quick Draw painting will be displayed as well. PHIL STARKE will be the 2015 Juror of Awards

Schedule of Events:

Deadline for Entry: Midnight (PST) January 5, 2015
Note: You must be an OPS member and paid in full for 2015 to qualify for show
Dues must be paid by deadline Jan 5 or entry will be disqualified with no refund of entry fees.

Notification of Acceptance/Decline: January 15, 2015
Receipt of Art due at Southwest Gallery: TBA
Plein Air Workshop with Phil Starke: April 7-8-9, 2015 (click here for details)
Exhibition Artists Quick Draw: 9:00 AM – April 11, 2015
Exhibition Opening Reception & Awards: 4:00 PM – April 11, 2015 (Southwest Gallery in Dallas)

For more information see

For the prospectus see

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2015 SWA International Juried Exhibition call for entries


Society of Watercolor Artists 2015 International Juried Art Exhibition!international/c1wyl

2015 Entry Deadline March 15

For a printable version of the prospectus shown on left, click HERE

Open to all artists working in water media (listed below) on paper (Yupo permitted). Water media includes traditional watercolors, acrylics, water based inks, gouache, and watercolor pencils/ crayons. Only one painting per artist can hang in the exhibition. All entries must have been completed in the past 3 years. No collage, no class work, no digital prints of any kind allowed. Artist’s original work only.

Juror: Don Andrews is a nationally known watercolor artist and workshop instructor. Sign up for his workshop at!workshops/c1rnn.


  • March13: CD entries due
  • March 15: ELECTRONIC entries due – Incomplete entries or those received after midnight will be ineligible
  • May 2: Saturday: noon-4:00pm HAND DELIVERED WORK DUE
  • May 3: Sunday: SHOW OPENS
  • May23: Saturday:2-4pm RECEPTION and AWARDS
  • June 13: Saturday: noon-2pm PICKUP HAND-DELIVERED WORK

Delivery, Reception and Pickup: Atrium Gallery, 2nd floor, Central Library, 500 West Third St., Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305 (corner of Lamar and West Third St.)

Exhibition Director: John James Email: Phone: 817-652-1340 Exhibition Committee: Bob Cook, Hugh Heaton, Susan Henry

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Calling all PRINTMAKERS: 3rd Annual imPRESS exhibition in the Frisco Art Gallery


If you are a printmaker, submit your imPRESSive images to by January 2nd, 2015.  If accepted, the prints will be exhibited in the Frisco Art Gallery from January 6-31, 2015, with a reception/award/demo happening on Wednesday, January 14, from 7-9PM.

Details and forms can be found at:

Questions? Email Paige Prater, Frisco Arts Director of Marketing & Exhibits:

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Call for Art – El Corazón exhibition

Exhibition Dates:
February 7-March 7, 2015

Entries Deadline:
Received by Tuesday, January 6, 2015 (5 PM)Jose Vargas and the Bath House Cultural Center invite visual artists to submit entries for the 21st Annual ElCorazón art exhibition.

Since1993, Jose Vargas has organized the El Corazón show in Dallas. This popular exhibition, which has become a beloved annual tradition at the Bath House, gives artists an opportunity to create various artistic interpretations of the human heart. This passionate and eclectic exhibition features diverse works of art inspired by the heart (El Corazón), an important symbol in Mexican and Latin American art, and a significant theme in western culture.

To read and download an exhibition prospectus, please visit the Bath House Cultural Center’s online press room at

Thank you. We look forward to receiving your entries.Visit our website for more information

Bath House Cultural Center • (214) 670-8749 •

The Bath House Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. The center is dedicated to fostering the growth, development and quality of multi-cultural arts within the City of Dallas. The center emphasizes innovating visual and performing arts as well as other multi-discipline events throughout the year. Funding for the Bath House Cultural Center is provided by the City of Dallas, with additional support from the Texas Commission on the Arts.


The Bath House Cultural Center is located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake at the end of Northcliff Dr. off of Buckner Blvd. at 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. The center is open until 10:00 PM on nights with theatre performances. For general information about cultural programs at the Bath House Cultural Center, please call (214) 670-8749 or visit the center’s website at



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500X Student EXPO call for entries


Now Accepting Submissions!
Student Expo 2015

500X Gallery Announces

Student EXPO 2015-Call for Entry

Dallas Texas Submission Deadline: 1/25/2015 The 500X Student Expo is a juried exhibition open to any undergraduate or graduate student within Texas. This years jurors are Jordan and Susan Roth.

Mother-and-son partners Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth operate Ro2 Art, a contemporary art gallery in Downtown Dallas. Ro2 Art represents a diverse group of emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists, many with ties to the North Texas Region. At present, Ro2 Art focuses on the exhibition and sale of work in all visual media at the gallery in the historic Kirby Building, as well as through exhibition programs in partnership with Downtown Dallas, Inc.,The Magnolia Theatre, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, and The Town of Addison. Ro2 Art has been named Dallas Observer’s Best Art Gallery and was presented with the 2012 Obelisk Award by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts.* *Information taken from CADD website.

All Media is accepted, however it is the artist’s responsibility for all technology, transportation, and complicated installations. All work must be ready to hang and dropped off on Saturday, February 7th and 8th between 12pm and 5pm.The show will run from February 14th – March 8th. Opening reception – February 14th, 7-10 PM. To submit to 500X EXPO 2014 please visit

Learn more…

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“Sincerely Yours” call for artists


An open call for
Submission deadline – Saturday, February 14, 2015
Dear Artist,

Wish you were here, but wherever in the world you are, we’d love to hear from you!  Please join us in our mission to provide the Dallas community with a global view of the arts by sharing a postcard sized creation with us for our ‘Sincerely Yours’ exhibit.

Artists, poets, photographers, creatives of all mediums and genres are invited to participate. Your donated art postcard(s) will be used to help us introduce artists from around the world to our Dallas, TX community.

All postcards will be priced for sale at $25 (+Texas state sales tax). Sales proceeds will be used to continue SLANT’s efforts to introduce artists and their work to the community and to share thought-provoking exhibits, encouraging inspiration and art appreciation.

Opening Reception: Sat., Feb. 21, 2015 | 6-10pm
(exhibit opens during the Dallas Midtown Artwalk)

Exhibit on display February 20 through March 15, 2015
Additional View Times: Fridays 6-8pm, Saturdays 12-6pm, Sundays 12-4pm

P.S. – Stuff to know…
There is no entry fee. All entries accepted. Size: 4 x 6” or 6 x 4” (cardstock, or material that can be postmarked/mailed).

Entry Deadline: Saturday, February 14, 2015
(this is not a postmark date!) To confirm if your work has arrived, watch our website ( where we will list participating artists.


Print the following info somewhere on the back of your card art:

• Title
• Your Name
• Contact Info (email or ph#)
• website (if available)

A list of participating artists will be posted on the SLANT website and will also be made available to gallery visitors on a printed list. If you share your website address with us, we will link back to it through our website, and also include it on the printed list.

All postcards will be priced for sale at $25 (+Texas state sales tax). Sales proceeds will be used to continue SLANT’s efforts to introduce artists and their work to the community and to share thought-provoking exhibits, encouraging inspiration and art appreciation.

Mail entries to:
SLANT Gallery
c/o Sincerely Yours
13331 Preston Rd., #2218
Dallas, TX 75240

  • No entry fee.
  • Include Title/Name/Contact Info
  • Multiple entries okay
  • Size: 4 x 6” or 6 x 4”
  • Material: cardstock, or material appropriate for sending through the mail. We want to see the postmark!
  • Must be received by Saturday, February 14 (this is not a postmark date)
  • Want your postcard(s) back if they do not sell? Be sure to include a separate SASE.

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Call for artists: Artist Residency Program in Budapest, 2015

Buda Castle

Visual arts / writing / other disciplines

Jury selections: November 15, December 15, 2014 and January 15, February 15, March 15, April 15, 2015

___Session 1: Thursday May 14, 2015 – Friday, June 5, 2015

___Session 2: Thursday, June 11, 2015 – Friday, July 3, 2015

___Session 3: Thursday, July 09, 2015 – Friday, July 31, 2015

___Session 4: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 – Friday August 28, 2015

___Session 5: Sunday, December 27 – Tuesday, January 12, 2016

HMC International Artist Residency Program, a not-for-profit arts organization based in Dallas, TX / Budapest, Hungary – provides national and international artists to produce new work while engaging with the arts community in Budapest, Hungary.

For more info write to:

Beata Szechy

Buda Castle

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SWA International Online Juried Exhibit deadline Mar. 15


Enter the online Society of Watercolor Artists “WOW” watermedia event of 2015

Society of Watercolor Artists 2015 International Juried Art Exhibition!international/c1wyl

2015 Entry Deadline March 15

For a printable version of the prospectus shown on left, click HERE

Open to all artists working in water media (listed below) on paper (Yupo permitted). Water media includes traditional watercolors, acrylics, water based inks, gouache, and watercolor pencils/ crayons. Only one painting per artist can hang in the exhibition. All entries must have been completed in the past 3 years. No collage, no class work, no digital prints of any kind allowed. Artist’s original work only.

Juror: Don Andrews is a nationally known watercolor artist and workshop instructor. Sign up for his workshop at!workshops/c1rnn.


  • March13: CD entries due
  • March 15: ELECTRONIC entries due – Incomplete entries or those received after midnight will be ineligible
  • May 2: Saturday: noon-4:00pm HAND DELIVERED WORK DUE
  • May 3: Sunday: SHOW OPENS
  • May23: Saturday:2-4pm RECEPTION and AWARDS
  • June 13: Saturday: noon-2pm PICKUP HAND-DELIVERED WORK

Delivery, Reception and Pickup: Atrium Gallery, 2nd floor, Central Library, 500 West Third St., Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305 (corner of Lamar and West Third St.)

Exhibition Director: John James Email: Phone: 817-652-1340 Exhibition Committee: Bob Cook, Hugh Heaton, Susan Henry


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SFA’s SCULPTURE FOR ALL deadline Jan. 11


Sculpture for All Competition and Exhibition 2015 – 2017!apply/c3v7

Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Nacogdoches, Texas, is accepting submissions from sculptors for our second Sculpture For All Outdoor Competition and Exhibition. Up to ten works will be selected for a 22-month exhibition in the Arboretum, one of the largest Azalea gardens in the nation. A stipend of up to $1500 will be awarded to each of the artists chosen. Additional cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will be awarded

Work must be: Original and created in the last three years. Three-dimensional, suitable for outdoor installation and able to be structurally secured to a concrete pad, capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions, high traffic areas and safe for children. Size Limitations: No work can exceed 15 feet in height or weigh more than 1,000 pounds, due to equipment limitations. Contact John Handley, Ph.D., Director of SFA Art Galleries, at

Electronic submission is required. Submit your entry via online at A non-refundable submission fee of $15 allows each artist to submit up to three entries. Dates: Entries must be submitted by midnight, January 11, 2015. Sculpture installation: Mid-February 2015. Evening reception: TBA

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IV Bienal Ciudad Juárez-El Paso Biennial 2015


IV Bienal Ciudad Juárez-El Paso Biennial 2015

: El Paso
Regional Multi-State Deadline: February 1, 2015 – The El Paso Museum of Art and The Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juarez announce the IV Bienal Ciudad Juárez-El Paso Biennial 2015. Artists living within 200 miles of the US-Mexico Border are invited to apply by February 1, 2015


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Texas State University Moore Street Residential Building Public Art


Texas State University Moore Street Residential Building Public Art


Contact – For questions about the details of this call.
Hank Hancock
Project Manager
Skyline Art Services
Deadline 1/15/15
Budget: $358,508
Location: San Marcos, TX
Eligibility: International

Applicants will submit their materials through

Texas State University invites professional artists, or artist teams, to submit qualifications to design and fabricate sculpture or sculptures for an exterior and/or interior public space on its campus in San Marcos, Texas. The site is a new residence hall complex, currently under construction on Moore Street.

The Moore Street residence hall complex serves undergraduate students at Texas State, nearly all of whom are freshmen. Their first experience of college life begins on this site, meeting new friends, and preparing for new and life-changing experiences, and meeting the challenge presented by new fields of knowledge and learning. At the west end of campus, the new building’s main entrance will face east toward the unique grounds of Texas State University, built into the hills above San Marcos, characterized by expansive use of brick, stone, and dozens of buildings joined together by stairways, ramps, and terraces. The campus also includes the headwaters of a stunningly clear and cold-spring fed San Marcos River. The area’s visually striking geology and ecology are unique to this part of Texas.


This public art commission is open to all professional artists or artist-led teams with experience in similar such projects.

As this is a Request for Qualifications, not a Request for Proposals, we are providing only an introductory look at the site with the rendering provided at this link: The Texas State University Public Art Committee will provide complete plans to the artists that are invited to submit proposals, as described in Section 6 of the RFQ.


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Bastrop Art in Public Places

City of Bastrop, Texas

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

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

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

2014/2015 Call for Entries

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



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

February 1, 2015: Notification of Acceptance

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

March 16-20, 2015: Installation by appointment

March 22, 2015:

Tentative times for events 2 pm – Sculpture Stroll

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

March, 2016: Uninstall Work by appointment

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



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Nov 20 – extended DEADLINE to submit Entry Form for 3rd Annual Fest of Trees in Frisco!


Create and give back to the community this holiday season! You are invited to submit a tree, wreath, or two-dimensional artwork for silent auction and display in the Frisco Art Gallery at the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of any tree or wreath goes to CASA of Collin County, whereas thirty percent of the proceeds from the sale of any tree or holiday-themed two-dimensional art piece will go to CASA, with the remaining seventy percent going back to the artist.

Questions? Call 972-668-5180 or email Paige:

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VAST 2015 125-Mile Exhibition deadline Nov. 17, 2014

2014 Best of Show Madelyn Sneed, Denton Joshua 1:9 Oil on canvas 25” X 30”

2014 Best of Show
Madelyn Sneed, Denton
Joshua 1:9
Oil on canvas 25” X 30”

9th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition

presented by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST)

January 16-February 27, 2015

Gough Gallery

Patterson-Appleton Center for

the Visual Arts

400 East Hickory,

Denton, Texas 76202

Opening Reception: January 16


Gallery Hours: Tues – Sun 1-5 pm

For Full Prospectus, click here.

Best of Show $500  Total Awards:$5500



November 17  All Entry Fees and Applications are due by US Mail.  All digital images are emailed to

December 1  Notifications emailed to artists

January 6  Juried Work delivered to the Patterson-Appleton Center.  Hours: 10am-12 noon, 4pm-7pm.

January 16  Reception: 5:30-7:30pm; Awards Presentation 6:30pm.

February 27  Exhibition closes at 5pm.

March 2  Return of Work to Artists: 10am-12 noon, 4pm-7pm

Juror:  James Thurman (See article above reference VAST Meeting.)


The 125-Mile Exhibition was initiated in 2006 to establish a regional high quality juried art exhibition for artists living within 125-mile radius of Denton, Texas, to compete and show their work.  This exhibit will be held at the Gough Gallery in the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts.


VAST will publish a catalog featuring the award winning work.  Each exhibiting artist will receive a copy of the catalog at the opening reception.


Paula Stankovich, Coordinator



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Dutch Art Gallery Pursuit of the Southwest deadline Nov. 7


Call For Art Entries

Deadline Extensions For Art Entries: Midnight CST, Fri., Nov. 7, 2014

DALLAS, TEXAS - This an invitation for all artists including Art Leagues, Local, Regional and National Memberships to participate. The show has a theme called, “Pursuit of The Southwest”. We are looking for original art in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and/or mixed media. You may enter a maximum of three (3) art entries into this juried art show competition. The registration fee is $55USD. Subjects that would encompass “Pursuit of The Southwest” should reveal the nature of the beauty of the Southwest. Showcase breathtaking scenery, refreshing ideas and endless recreational pursuits related to the Southwest of America.

Winners will receive recognition to our Gallery database, e-marketing, social media, event announcements and press release announcements. Cash prize for the top 3 winners will be announced at the Awards and Opening Reception on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Cash Prize for 3rd place will be $500, 2nd Place $1000 and 1st Place $2000.

The deadline to submit a picture of your artwork to be accepted for the show is Friday, November 7, 2014. On the form it asks you all sorts of questions like the size, surface, media, description related to the show’s theme, how much would you like to sell your painting during the exhibition, etc. Your art will be featured online after all the acceptance letters have been sent out and show contracts have been returned until March 7, 2015. Also included in the acceptance letters is additional show information such as: important delivery dates and showcase expectations. The Gallery is expecting to provide framing to display the art entry if the art is produced on standard sizes. For your convenience, the online entry form includes what those standard sizes are.

Hans and Pam Massar

PH: (214) 348-7350
FAX: (214) 348-3779

Click Here For The Prospectus


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