Category Archive: Competitions / Calls for Entries

FBCAA Membership Show deadline Sept. 30

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The fall’s juried membership show will be in October. Deadline is Sept. 30. Membership is open to all Farmers Branch, Carrollton and surrounding DFW area residents interested in the fine arts and willing to subscribe to rules of membership. Membership is $30 for active members and $40 for associate members.

To sign up for the show, you must be a FBCAA members! Print out the membership and show forms at

JURIED MEMBER SHOW, Farmers Branch Manske Library,  13613 Webb Chapel Road, Farmers Branch, TX 75234.  Juror: Julio Suarez.

October 5 – Reception for the Juried Member Show, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Manske Library

Set up will be the morning of October 4, and take down will be the morning of November 1.



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RCAS 2014 Membership Show call for entries


Richardson  Civic Art Society

2014 Membership Show

October 4 – November 8, 2014


The RCAS 2014 Annual Membership show will be held from October 4th through November 8th in the Richardson Public Library at 900 Civic Center Drive in Richardson.

All RCAS members are encouraged to bring 1 or 2 works of art for display and judging. This is also a great opportunity to invite new members to join RCAS and show their work at this year’s Membership Show. NEW AND RENEWAL MEMBERSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE AT CHECK IN.

Entry fees are $20 for one entry or $30 for two entries. Drop off of art will be on October 4th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the library.

The judge for this year’s show will be Professor Paul Booker who is a painter, sculptor and Professor of Art at UTD and Collin College. Entry requirements and additional details are available in the prospectus (Click to download). If you have questions, please contact Linda Clary at 972-365-2195 or via email


Entries will be received and picked up on the 2nd floor of the Richardson Library, 900 Civic Center Drive and Arapaho Road, just west of Hwy. 75.

  • Receiving: October 4, 2014 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Awards: October 21, 2014  6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Pick-up: November 8, 2014  10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


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IAA Youth Art Exhibit call for art


Irving Art Association is starting a new tradition…an annual Youth Exhibit. Locall artists all ages from birth to eighteen are invited. to participate!

Exhibit location:

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

Artwork in any medium and ready for hanging will be accepted for this exhibit. A limit of three entries per artist. It’s free — no entry fee.  

For questions, contact: or

Youth Art Exhibit chair: Linda Shotwell


  • Saturday, September 27 10:00am – 2:00pm Hand delivered entries accepted.
  • Sunday, September 28 Exhibit opens to public
  • Sunday, October 12 2:00pm – 4:00pm Reception & Awards
  • Friday, October 24 10:00am – 2:00pm Strike Show / Pick up Artwork



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PSSW National Show Deadline Extended to Sept. 19


The Pastel Society of the Southwest has extended their deadline for the 33rd National Juried Exhibition to September 19th, 2014.  This year’s show will be juried and judged by nationally recognized artist Margaret Dyer.  Margaret Dyer will also be conducting a pastel workshop in Grapevine Nov. 3-5.  The show prospectus can be found at  Best in show award is $1000. PSSW website:


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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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ART7 Gallery: Call for Artists in Group Exhibitions


ART7 Call for Artists Juried Regional Group Exhibition

The new ART7 Crockett Community Gallery is accepting artist submissions for 2015. Located in Fort Worth’s flourishing West 7th development, this inviting new community art space is located among upscale retail shops with high pedestrian traffic on the edge of the city’s celebrated Cultural District, one block from the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The gallery space is donated by West 7th for use by the Arts Council and is managed by the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

Deadline: October 12, 2014; 11:59 pm.

ART7 welcomes submissions from artists in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico and Arkansas. Works from a pool of accepted artists will be featured in six, eight-week group exhibitions at this inviting new community art space, located among upscale retail shops with high pedestrian traffic on the edge of the city’s celebrated Cultural District. $40 entry fee. Prospectus


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Texas Sculpture Fall Show deadline Sept. 13


Texas Sculpture Association
2014 Fall Membership Show GVB

Date: October 4, 2014 – October 31, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Entry Fee: $35
Location: The Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau – Tower Gallery, 636 S. Main St., Grapevine 76051

This event is open to all TSA members. There will be over $1000 in prize money awarded the evening of the opening reception which will be held on October 4, 2014 from 6-8 pm during the monthly Grapevine Gallery Walk.

SEND applications and DIGITAL images BY EMAIL TO: Deana Hinchcliff @

ENTRY DEADLINE IS Midnight September 13, 2014. (No exceptions) Delivery: Friday, October 3, 2014 4-7pm. Reception: Saturday, October 4 6-8 pm. Pick up: Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 10am – 12pm.

prospectus: 2014_GVB_Application_1

2014 Tower Gallery Application


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SWA 2014 Membership Juried Exhibition entry deadline Sept. 20


PROSPECTUS  – for 2014 Society of Watercolor Artists Annual 2014 Juried Membership Art Exhibition.!members-exhibit/c1lqq

Online or CD/DVD entries accepted | deadline Sept. 20 | To participate, you must pay or have paid 2014 dues.



  • September 20  – Entry Deadline for 2014 Exhibition –  midnight

  • September 26  – Notifications sent

  • October 1 – Shipped entries due

  • October 4 – NOON to 2pm – Hand delivered work due.  Hanging begins at 3pm

  • TBA – Reception – 

  • November 1 – 10-Noon – Pick up artwork at Atrium Gallery 

Delivery, Reception and Pickup Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Atrium Gallery, 3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard at Montgomery Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107



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500X EXPO 2014 entry deadline Sept. 15

500X Gallery Announces

500X EXPO 2014-Call for Entry

Dallas Texas Submission Deadline: 9/15/2014 This year’s juror is Alison Hearst, the Assistant Curator of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. She was the assistant curator of the exhibition México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990 and conducted an interview with Melanie Smith for the catalogue. Hearst also contributed an essay about abstraction in the 1980s to the catalogue for the upcoming exhibition at the Modern, Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s. She recently organized a solo project at the Modern with artist Fred Tomaselli and is working on upcoming projects with Jules de Balincourt and Mario García Torres. Hearst has a bachelor of fine arts degree in art history from the University of North Texas and a master’s degree in art history from Texas Christian University.

The 500X EXPO is a juried exhibition open to any artist within Texas.

All work must be ready to hang. Work must be dropped off on Saturday, September 27th or Sunday, September 28th between 2 PM and 5 PM. Special arrangements can be made.The show will run from October 4 – October 26. The opening reception will be on October 4, 7 – 10 PM. To submit to 500X EXPO 2014 please visit

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TAG 2014 Fall Members Show deadline Sept. 16


Fall 2014 Trinity Arts Guild Members Only Show from September 16 to October 21.  

Location : Bedford Boy’s Ranch Park

2819 R.D. Hurt Parkway, Bedford, TX 76021


Event Schedule

Sept 16- Submit works from 9am to 8pm

Oct 6 – Reception and awards at 7:00 pm

Oct21-Pickupworks from 9 am to 8pm 

Awards: Professional and Emerging Artist Categories

Best of Show 1st, 2nd, 3rd And Honorable Mention in each category


  • Portraits/Animals
  • Landscape, Floral, Still Life
  • Three Dimensional, Non-representational, Mixed Media
  • Small Paintings 8×10 or less
To print  a copy of the prospectus:
To Pre-Pay for entries click on PayPal button to right.  (if you pre-pay bring a copy of your online receipt with your entry form and paintings)

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PAA Multicultural ART EXHIBIT entries due Sept. 17

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Its time for the Annual  Multicultural Art Exhibit!
Greetings PAA Artists,
We’re excited to offer another opportunity to showcase your art to the community of Plano. The Multicultural Exhibit ‘s focus this year is Vibrant Vitality and Culture! Plano International Festival will be holding a health and fitness showcase at the time of the festival/exhibit!
What a great chance to show your most vibrant and energetic works!
This event will partner with the Plano International Festival  for our 7th Multicultural Art Exhibit at the Courtyard Theater from September 18th to October 18th, 2014.
Art Reception on September  24th at the Courtyard Theater 7pm  8:30pm  

Lets show Plano a new colorful reflection of its community!

Looking forward to seeing your work!

Talley Williams Pres.
214 929 0668 

Plano Art Association
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The 10th annual Plano International Festival is set on Saturday October 18th, 2014in Haggard Park, from 11 am until 5 pm.

The Plano International Festival is preparing to welcome 12,500 visitors to the 2014 event. There will be an exiting showcase of Plano’s rich tapestry of cultures through multicultural music and dance performances, cultural displays, international cuisine, children’s activities, the Parade of Nations, and the Multicultural Art Exhibit!

Visit the website at Plano International Festival

PAA  Multicultural ART EXHIBIT

Multicultural Colin County


We want to showcase the rich culture in Collin County, and what better way to do it than through Art! 

The PAA & the Plano International festival are collaborating with the 7th Multicultural ART EXHIBIT at the Plano Courtyard Theater from September 18th to October 18th, 2014.

Where & When

  • Plano Courtyard Theater
  • September 18th – October  18th, 2014
  • Reception  September 24th  from 7:00 pm -8:30 pm

  • Any Current PAA member may submit two pieces of artwork made in 2013-2014, but not entered in a previous PAA Show.
  • Non-members wishing to participate may join PAA when dropping off submissions, but membership is required.

Eligibility Media
All 2-D , 3-D media and written poetry prepared to hang are accepted

Artwork Requirements
Please Read Carefully!

  • All work must be original and completed in the years of 2013-14
  • NO copies of paintings, reproductions, or photographs other than those taken by the artist are permitted.

Please observe the following regulations:

1.  Artwork should be framed and ready for secure installation:

  • D-rings attached to the back and stretched with wire.
  • No saw tooth hangers or uniframed (two pieces of Plexiglas held together with clamps)

2.  48×60 maximum dimensions


3.  40 lbs. maximum weight

4.  Clean, gallery-wrapped canvas edges or framed

Diptychs, triptychs, etc. constitute one piece and must be combined in one frame.

The Art work must not have been exhibited in a previous PAA exhibition.
We want to see NEW pieces!

Any piece perceived as an installation problem must be approved by PAA. The solution is the artist’s responsibility.

PAA  reserves the right to reject any work that is not in compliance with entry regulations.

  • Artwork Drop Off: September 17, 2014:  5-7 pm At Plano Coutryard Theater
  • Reception: September 24th from 7-8:30 pm At Plano Courtyard Theater
  • Artwork pick up: October  20th, 2014   3pm – 5pm At Plano Courtyard Theater

PAA takes all reasonable precautions to protect works accepted into the exhibits, but the PAA will NOT be responsible for any loss or damage! Artists are responsible for insuring the piece at the sale price indicated on the entry form. PAA will not be responsible for improper or inferior framing/presentation.

Contact Information
Talley Williams, Show Chair at kellitalley@yahoo

This project is supported in part by a grant from the City of Plano Cultural Affairs Commission.

The Plano Art Association is a no-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage artistic development of members, to advance artistic values in the community projects, to further art education, to encourage creative activities related to art, and to bring artistic values into everyday living.

The reception and the awards show take place September 24th, 2014 at the

  • Plano Courtyard Theater, 1509 Ave.H, Plano TX 75074 
  • from 7-8:30 pm
  • refreshments

Entry form
 Please print and bring with artwork!

Artist name ………………………………………………………………………..




Cell phone…………………………………………………………………………..


Entry Art

                  Accepted                                          Declined




Sale Price_____________________________________________

PAA Membership Application


Primary Phone________________________________________
Work phone__________________________________________

  • Adult $60
  • Senior (65-above) $40
  • Student (age 12-18) $ 30
  • Family membership $90
  • Sponsor $500

Please complete the form, enclose a check or a money order and mail it to Plano Art Association,1013 E 15th Place Suite 105, Plano, TX 75074.


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Calling Veterans and their Art

Veterans Calling All Artists 2014 KC AD COLOR

Veterans and Their Art – Call for Artists who are veterans!
Nov. 3-26, 2014 • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Submit entries by Oct. 15, 2014

Art Exhibit November 3-26, 2014 •
Reception Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

The City of Keller and the Keller Public Arts Board have designated November as the month to honor veterans from all branches of service as well as all eras, along with current military personnel. “Veterans and Their Art” is an art show for the veterans, by the veterans and encompasses all genres of art and themes. Any “artist” veteran residing in Texas is welcome to enter this 3rd annual tribute to these great men and women who have given of themselves for this country.

Entry forms can be obtained at Keller Town Hall and must be returned by Oct. 15, 2014. The number of pieces to submit will be determined by the number of artists participating. This is a free event.

For more information regarding the Keller Arts Program, please contact 817-743-4000 or

Veterans Calling All Artists 2014 KC AD COLOR

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DeSoto Photo Contest entries due Sept. 25





The Give Us Your Best Shot Photo Contest is open to both amateur and professional photographers. Cash prizes will be awarded to Best In Show, and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention winners.

The photos submitted for this contest will be displayed in the Atrium of DeSoto City  Hall during the month of October, 2014. The exhibit will be open to the public for viewing during normal business hours.

This show is sponsored by the DeSoto Arts Commission in conjunction with the DeSoto Art League. For more information, please call 972,230-9648 or go to

Photo Contest

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2015 Materials: Hard & Soft call deadline Sept. 5


Materials: Hard & Soft

February 6 – April 2, 2015

This annual competition and exhibition of contemporary crafts was started in 1987 and is now in it’s 28th year. Recognized nationally, Materials: Hard & Soft attracts hundreds of entries from every state in the union. Nationally recognized jurors select the show from slides and then award $5000 in prize money. The juror has always selected the winning pieces on-site. A catalog is printed. Many of the artists seen in the Materials exhibitions have been featured in national publications such as American Craft.

Eligible media: Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. Entries must be the complete work of the submitted artist. Kits or commercially designed works will not be accepted. All work must have been completed within the past two years (2012-2014) and not previously exhibited at the Center for Visual Arts. Artists must reside in the United States or its possessions.

Greater Denton Arts Council 400 E. Hickory Street Denton, Texas 76201 (940) 382-2787

Click here for the 2015 prospectus

2014 Award Winners

2014 Catalog


Ana M. Lopez is a metalsmith, educator and decorative arts scholar. Her creative work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and includes a major commission for the Indianapolis Museum of Art. She is the author of the reference book Metalworking Through History: An Encyclopedia, published in the Spring of 2009 by Greenwood Press, as well as numerous other scholarly articles. She organized the 2007 international biennial exhibition of the Enamelist Society, chaired the 2010 Education Dialogue for the Society of North American Goldsmiths annual conference, served as a Beta Site Testing Faculty for the craft textbook Makers: A History of American Studio Craft, and has lectured extensively on her own work. She holds an MFA in Metalsmithing from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and an MA in the History of American Decorative Arts from The Smithsonian Associates and Parsons School of Design. She is currently Associate Professor and Area Coordinator of Metalsmithing & Jewelry at the University of North Texas where she also teaches The History of Crafts.



September 5, 2014

Deadline for acceptance of entry materials by 5:00 p.m. at the GDAC offices (NOT a postmark deadline)

October 30, 2014

Notification forms are mailed to all artists

November 21, 2014

Artist contracts are due

January 5 – 9, 2015

Shipped and hand-delivered pieces are due

February 6, 2015

Opening Reception 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Awards announced at 6:45 p.m.

February 6 – April 2, 2015

Materials: Hard & Soft on exhibit, Meadows Gallery, Tuesday – Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

April 6 – 8, 2015

Hand-delivered work to be picked up by artists


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A Year on the Plaza Art Competition – Aug. 28th deadline


The deadline for A Year on the Plaza Art Competition is coming up – Aug. 28. We’ve created a short video highlighting the amazing display opportunity for the winner in the Dallas Arts District, with comments from our 2013 winner. The video can be downloaded via the Dropbox link provided below. Please consider sharing with your sphere – we’d love for more Texas professional artists to submit to this competition.

Thanks for your time and consideration!

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Call for Art – Día de los Muertos: The Eternal Melody


Entries Deadline:
Saturday, September 13, 2014 (5 PM)

The Bath House Cultural Center will present the 28th Annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) art exhibition, October 11-November 15, 2014. This show will feature local, regional, and international artists working in traditional and contemporary styles to celebrate, explore, and honor people, things and ideas that have “passed on.”

The theme for this year’s Dia de los Muertos show is MUSIC.

A recurring element in Day of the Dead art has always been Music. The musical themes chosen by many artists are often created in response to the celebratory nature of the Dia de los Muertos tradition. From the depiction of Day of the Dead characters dancing and playing musical instruments to the multitude of musicians performing live during the celebration and the recorded songs included in altarpieces, music is everywhere during this annual festivity.

To further explore this connection of the Day of the Dead celebration and the musical arts, artists are invited to submit entries for this show to illustrate this fascinating link.

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

Visit our website for more information.


Bath House Cultural Center • (214) 670-8749 • White Rock Lake

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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Embracing Our Differences call for artists

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 2015 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. 
Direct Link to “Call to Artists” form (PDF) to download:


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 12th 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 2015 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.”  A total of $3,000 (US) will be presented in the form of three separate awards – $1,000 each for “Best-in-Show Adult;” “Best-in-Show Student;” and the “People’s Choice.”  Both “Best-in-Show” awards will be granted by a three-judge panel of art professionals. The “People’s Choice” award will be determined by visitors to the exhibits.
There is no submission fee nor limit on the number of entries.  Submissions must be submitted online or postmarked no later than January 5, 2015.
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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Vote in Dallas Observer’s ‘Best Of’ Poll for 2014


It’s time to select the winners for the Dallas Observer’s 2014 Best of Dallas® poll. Pick your favorites from readers’ suggestions.

Voting ends at midnight Sept. 7th.

Here are the nominees in the Visual Arts categories:

Best Art Event: Deep Ellum Arts Festival, The Vinyl Thoughts Art Show, Aurora Dallas, Abnormal Artbeats

Best Art Gallery: Kettle Art Gallery, Circuit 12 Contemporary, WAAS Gallery, LuminArte Gallery, Barry Whistler Gallery

Best Arts & Crafts Teachers: Oil & Cotton, Creative Arts Center, ArtLoveMagic, Alissa Barton the Knitting Fairy

Best Exhibition: Shadow Play at WAAS Gallery, For the Love of Kettle, Aurora Dallas 2013, Alive for 35

Best Festival: Scarborough Renaissance Festival, Deep Ellum Arts Festival, Homegrown Music and Art Festival, Cottonwood Arts Festival, Wildflower! Art & Music Festival

Best Museum: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas Museum of Art, The Nasher Sculpture Center, Kimbell Art Museum, The Dallas Holocaust Musuem

Best Home Decorations & Art: Circuit 12 Contemporary, Jones Walker, WAAS Gallery, DFW M’Antiques

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PAA Gallery 2014 Anniversary Exhibit call for artists


Plano Art Association Gallery’s

2014 Anniversary October Exhibit


“Politically Incorrect: Not What You’d Expect”
Politically Incorrect: exhibiting or failing to exhibit political correctness
*theme by no means allows for overtly offensive works, such works will not be tolerated or accepted by Plano Art Association
1013 15th Place, East Side Village Apt. Complex  Plano, TX. 75074

We are now accepting entries for our October exhibit 

Participants must be a Member of Plano Art Association

Membership may be obtained at time of entry

  •  Two & 3 dimensional
  • Must be ready to hang, with wire, no saw tooth hangers. Please do not bring work that is not wired properly. It will not be accepted.
  • Nothing over 40 lbs.
  • All work should be related to theme
  • Also, remember the clientele of the area.  (New Apartments being built, new single family homes and apartment dwellers, restaurants).
  • Poetry
  • Performance pieces (must send statement/and performance of piece prior to being juried}


This is a juried exhibit PAA reserves the right to reject works deemed offensive


File Submissions  Must be received by: Oct 1st 

7 p.m.

a) Images must be JPG

b) Images must be sized to 1280 pixels long on the longest side.  Avoid  making images smaller than 1280.

c) Image resolution is 72 pixels per inch to match native screen resolution. The images will be viewed on a monitor.

d) Save images as a jpg using the highest quality that keeps the file size under 2mb.

Entry fee of  

$15 must also be received by Oct 1st, p.m.

Submit to:

 If you have questions e-mail:
  2. Example:  jonesAmy_Aug_01.jpg
  4. Fill out the form and the Form must be-e-mailed as an attachment with your e-mail submission.

It must be complete and MUST be attached with submission or will not be juried


  • Oct 1st:  JPGs due by e-mail by 7 p.m.
  • Oct 9th :  Artists Notified of acceptance
  • Oct 12th:  Artwork delivered to PAA Gallery 2-5 p.m.
  • Artwork is not allowed to be removed until end of exhibit
  • Oct 18th Exhibit Opens
  • Oct 18th: Opening Reception 5-8 p.m.
  • Nov 15th: Exhibit Closes
  • Nov 16th:  Pick up 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Artist Entry Form

Deadline: Oct 1st.2014  by 7 p.m







City:                                       Zip Code:                                         County:


Telephone Contact                                   E-mail:



Application Checklist: check each box to verify entry

[ ]        Digital images  – submitted to:

[ ]        Completed Artist Entry Form

[ ]        Paid Entry Fee

[  ]       Membership






Medium- Price




JPEG Filename(s):





JPEG Filename(s):





JPEG Filename(s):






___________________________________                          ___________________

Signature:                                                                           Date:

Submission of entries implies agreement to terms, to include usage of images in all forms of media, as well as all other conditions stated on this prospectus

*This is an awarded exhibit. In the event of misdistribution of prizes Plano Art Association will expect immediate and full return of funds/award within 24hrs of notification

Looking forward to  your work

Board of directors

 Plano Art Association

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Join us for Arboretum photography competition presented by HD Metal Prints

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Arboretum Photography Competition sponsored by HD Metal Prints

Applications online now | Apply by September 5

Join us this fall for the Arboretum’s juried photography exhibition and sale presented by HD Metal Prints.  

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We invite you to submit your photos capturing the unique beauty of the garden from season to season. The exhibition will be featured in the Gallery at Rosine Hall, October 4 – November 2 during Autumn at the Arboretum.

This exhibition is open to all photographers. Applicants may apply as an amateur or professional in one of three categories – landscape, close-up or life in the garden. The Artwork must be of the Arboretum gardens or from a previous Arboretum workshop within the last 24 months.

Applications are available online and the deadline
to apply is September 5.

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Important Dates:
September 5    Application Deadline
September 12   Electronic Submission of Artwork

September 17   Artist notifications emailed

October 4 – November 2
HD Metal Prints Photography Exhibition
If you have questions, or if you would prefer to make your registration by phone or email, please contact us at 214.515.6539
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
8525 Garland Road, Dallas Texas, 75218


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Heritage Association of Frisco “Then & Now” call for entries


Heritage Association “Then & Now”

The Heritage Association of Frisco, in cooperation with the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco and Frisco Arts, is sponsoring a juried art show, “Then & Now.”  Opening for the show will coincide with the Heritage Association’s annual Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day, November 8, 2014.  All entrants will receive a pass to the event.

Entries will be accepted in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Photography and Sculpture; subject matter should be traditional or contemporary western themes.

Entry fee is $30 for two pieces.  Please submit JPEGs to no later than October 24, 2014.  Include dimensions, medium and title of pieces.  Accepted works must be delivered to Frisco Heritage Museum, 6455 Page St., Frisco, 75034 on Saturday, November 1, between the hours of 1:00 – 4:00pm.  Shipped entries must reach the Heritage Museum no later than Friday, October 31.

Prizes will be awarded at the “Then & Now” Opening Reception on Friday, November 7 from 7:00 – 9:00pm.

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White Rock Lake Conservancy Photo Contest deadline Oct. 1


Enter the White Rock Lake Conservancy’s fourth annual White Rock Lake Photo Contest. Deadline is Oct. 1, 2014. Open to all ages and skill levels. 

The winners in each category will be announced Nov. 1, 2014. Click here for a full list of the rules.


Complete the online submission form or submit photos to:

White Rock Lake Conservatory Photo Contest

P.O. Box 140227

Dallas, Texas 75214


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Pancakes & Booze Art Show call for artists


The PANCAKES & BOOZE ART SHOW – Dallas – November 14

Please click the link below to submit your work for the show!

Established in May of 2009, The Pancakes & Booze Art Show is an artist movement that has been sweeping the nation with the country’s largest exhibit of emerging artists! Shows now in LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Nashville, Portland, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Dallas, Austin, San Diego & Phoenix!



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Call to Artists: Art in the Metroplex – deadline Aug. 25



Art in the Metroplex Juried Exhibition

Deadline: August 25, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact: Elaine Taylor; or 817.298.3021

Accepted artists will receive instructions on final presentation and delivery.


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Science Inspires Art: The Brain call for art


INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL! for “SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: The BRAIN,” the 16th international art-sci juried exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations, to be held at the New York Hall of Science from October 11, 2014 – March 29, 2015. This year’s distinguished Co-Jurors are: Anjan Chatterjee, a neuroscientist and author of the book The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art, and Stephen Nowlin, artist & Director of the Williamson Gallery at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California; Deadline: Aug.24, 2014.
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GPAC 2014 Open Juried Art Show entries due Aug. 18

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

Printable entry brochure
 Mail completed form and email images to

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

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VAGF Fall Member Show “Rat Pack Magic” deadline Oct. 1


Fall Member Show “Rat Pack Magic — Memories from the Golden Age of Crooners”

Oct 3 – Nov 9, 2014

Entries will be accepted in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Photography, Mixed Media and sculpture;  subject matter should be relative to the 19060s-1970s era of the famous Rat Pack Crooners (Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Bing Crosby).

Entry fee for non-members is $30 for two pieces (pays for 2104 membership); current VAGF 2014 members are free.  Please submit JPEGs to no later than October 1.  Include dimensions, medium and title of pieces.  Accepted works must be delivered to the Frisco Discovery Center (FDC), 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, 75034 on Sunday, October 5 between the hours of 1:00 – 4:00pm.  Work must be claimed from the FDC on Sunday, November 9 from 1:00 – 4:00pm.

Prizes will be awarded at the “Rat Pack Magic” Opening Reception, Wednesday, October 8, from 7:00 – 9:00pm.

For more about the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco, see the website:


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“Keller’s Got Talent” Call for Artists!

KGT 2014 Call for Artists PP

The annual “Keller’s Got Talent” art show is upon us and it’s time for Keller and Keller ISD residents, age 18 and older to get your entry forms which are available at All entries must be submitted by September 10th to participate. Art of all genres are eligible to be entered and your 2, one-of-a kind, original works of art will be on display from October 1st to the 30th. The fee for entry is $20 and can be paid by cash, check or credit card at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, TX 76248. Checks and entry forms can be mailed to “Keller’s Got Talent”, C/O City of Keller, P.O. Box 770, Keller, TX 76244.

KGT 2014 Call for Artists PP

Three “Best in Show” and Honorable Mentions in each category will be presented at a special reception on Thursday evening, August 9th from 7 to 9 pm at Keller Town Hall.


Entry Fee: $20.00/2 pieces – cash, check or credit (credit in person only)
Written Entry due by: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 NO ARTWORK AT THIS TIME
Artwork due on: Friday, September 26 or Monday September 29, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
Show Opening: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Show Closing & Pick up: Thursday, October 30, 2014 by 5:00 p.m
Meet the Artist Reception: Thursday, October 9, 2014; 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Show Hours & location: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway
City Contact: Libby Gergely, (817) 743-4000 or

Entrants must be age 18 or older and City of Keller or Keller ISD Residents only.

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A Year on the Plaza Art Competition deadline Aug. 28


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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“Veterans and Their Art” call for artists

Veterans Calling All Artists 2014 KC AD COLOR

The City of Keller and the Keller Public Arts Board have designated the November Public Art show as one that will honor our Veterans and their service to this great country. We are seeking all genre’s of art (one-of-a-kind, original) created by Veterans and current military personnel of all branches of service as well as all eras. It does not have to have a military theme. This will be the third year for the November show, and has quickly become an event that is anticipated throughout the year. It’s a great way to complete the Keller Arts year by paying tribute to those who have served. Entry forms can be obtained at There is no fee for entry and all art will be accepted as long as it meets the guidelines. This is not a competition. Entry deadline is Sept. 30, 2014.

The show will run from November 3rd through the 26th with a reception honoring the Veteran Artists on Thursday evening, November 13th, 2014 from 7 to 9 pm at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller  76248. For more information or questions please contact or (817) 743-4000.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: Lone Star Film Festival


The Call for Submissions for the 8th Annual Lone Star Film Festival (LSFF) in Sundance Square is now open. The LSFF was recently included as one of the Top 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine for the second consecutive year (2013 and 2014)The festival will run Nov. 6-9, 2014. In 2013, our festival featured a world-class lineup, as well as the groundbreaking success of the B1ST FilmForward program that focuses on distribution mentorship for feature competition filmmakers.

You can submit your film to the Lone Star Film Festival through WithoutABox. Please read the rules and regulations carefully. The deadlines are as follows:

June 14th – Regular Deadline
August 16th – Late Deadline
August 30th – WAB Extended Deadline

Click here to submit your film

Each November thousands of North Texas film-lovers flock to Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth for their first, and sometimes only, opportunity to see films such as THE ARTIST, THE DESCENDANTS, THE TURIN HORSE, ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, SHAME, BULLY, UNDEFEATED, 12 O’CLOCK BOYS, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, HYDE PARK ON HUDSON, QUARTET, A ROYAL AFFAIR, IT’S A DISASTER, LEVIATHAN, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, PHILOMENA, and THE BOOK THIEF. Attendees also look forward to interacting with industry luminaries like Robert Duvall, John Hawkes, T Bone Burnett, Elizabeth Avellan, Ted Hope, Jeff Bridges, Callie Khouri, Melonie Diaz, Albert S. Ruddy, Robert Rodriguez and Billy Bob Thornton, among many others.

Fort Worth is the 17th largest city in the nation, and the Fort Worth/Dallas metroplex consistently ranks among the top five media markets in the U.S. The LSFF benefits from powerful media partners, including CBS Television, CBS Radio, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Fort Worth, Texas: The City’s Magazine. These outlets enable information about festival films to reach more than 1.5 million people throughout Dallas and Fort Worth. Festival audiences include a sophisticated, influential community that also supports other cultural institutions like the Modern and Kimbell Art museums of Fort Worth, as well as Bass Performance Hall. Altogether, the world renowned cultural community of Fort Worth attracts more than 1.5 million visitors each year, and people often refer to Fort Worth as the “Museum Capitol of the Southwest.”

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Driven to Abstraction: entry deadline Aug. 20


Call for Art: TVAA Downtown Gallery

Driven to Abstraction

September 1 – 30, 2014


During the late nineteenth century art took a turn away from realism. From the first abstractions of color and light to the changing focus on form, line, plane, and subject, abstract art came into it’s own during the twentieth century. Whether a distorted objective creation or a pure study of shape, space, line, and color in a nonobjective work, abstract art is well loved in the twenty first century. For this show, artists are invited to submit their abstract creations in any medium. Prospectus/entry form is available on the TVAA website:

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

Deadline for submission is August 20, 2014. Send entries to Curator Jenny Keller at:  


Curator:  Jenny Keller

Phone:      214-727-8148


RECEPTION Sept. 20 2-4pm during DADA Fall Gallery Walk

TVAA Downtown Gallery
Plaza of the Americas
700 N. Pearl Street, Suite G207
Dallas, Texas 75201
(972) 951-7879
Gallery located on the lobby concourse above the skating rink, Suite G207
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm




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Quilt Plano 2014 Aug. 15 – 16


Quilt Plano 2014 Friday and Saturday, August 15-16, 2014, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Plano Centre

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Feathers, Fur & Scales Photo Contest at the Dallas Zoo


Youth – 12 years & under
Teen – 13 to 19 years
Adult – 20 years and up
Entry Fee
$15.00 includes submission
of up to three (3) digital images. Entrance fee is payable online.
September 30, 2014
We’ve gone digital! Entrance fee payments, and image submission are completed online at


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Pastel Society of the Southwest 33rd Annual National Juried Exhibition


PSSW 2014 National Juried Exhitition entry deadline is Sept. 5th.  The show is open to all artists working in soft pastel medium.  The juror and judge will be nationally recognized artist Margaret Dyer.  The show will be on exhibit from Nov. 5-Nov. 28 at the Tower gallery located inside the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau Building located in historic downtown Grapevine.  2013 total awards exceeded $5000.  Best of Show will receive $1000 cash award.  The prospectus can be found on website under “shows” and also on  Please read prospectus thoroughly.  Submission to show is online at

2013 Best of Show winner was Kim Hill’s “Guatemala Marketplace”

Guatemala Marketplace by Kim Hill

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