Category Archive: Competitions / Calls for Entries

2017 Year on the Plaza Competition from the Catholic Foundation – August 24th deadline

Call for Professional Artists!!!!
Enter The Catholic Foundation Annual Art Competition before August 24, 2017 at 3:00pm:

For more info:
https://www.catholicfoundation.com/learning/current-events/plaza-art-competition.asp
Texas artists have until August 24th to enter and have their works displayed in the Dallas Art District for one year.
• No entry fee
• $2,500 Grand Prize Award.
• Share the exciting upcoming 2017 annual competition details with your local professional artist friends and go to catholicfoundation.com for more information.
• The public unveiling of the 2017 winner will be in October 2017.
Flyer: 2017 Art Competition postcard
Check out this 2 minute video about our annual Art Competition.

Meghan Donnelly
Director of Marketing and Communications
12222 Merit Drive, Suite 850
Dallas, TX 75251
P: 972-661-9792
F: 972-661-0140
www.CatholicFoundation.com

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54th Annual SWS Member Exhibition call for entries deadline June 30

54thSouthwestern Watercolor Society is pleased to announce it’s 54th Annual Member Exhibition to be held August 30 through September 30, 2017 at the Eisemann Center in Richardson.

Entry is open to members of the Southwestern Watercolor Society (SWS), a nationalorganization based in Dallas and celebrating its’ 54th anniversary, with 400+ members throughout the USA. New members may join at time of entry. www.swswatercolor.org.

More than $5,000.00 in cash and merchandise to be awarded! Entries open May 1, 2017 and the deadline for entry is June 30, 2017 at midnight.

Enter through the CaFE (Call for Entries) website, www.callforentry.org. Use the word ‘watercolor’ or ‘southwestern’ on the Café site to search for our exhibition or this link should take you directly to the
SWS call for entry. https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4403 For assistance in
using Café, see Aids to Entering our Membership Exhibition on the SWS website.

Entry Fee (1st painting entry fee): $35.00; $5 each for 2nd & 3rd painting.

All work must be painted after January 1, 2015 (strictly enforced), original water media on paper or Yupo. Accepted water media include watercolors, acrylics, inks, gouache, casein, egg tempera, watercolor pencils and watercolor crayons. For complete requirements, see the prospectus. www.swswatercolor.org.

Exhibition schedule:

Entry Deadline Friday, June 30, 2017 (midnight)
Preview Party Sunday, July 9, 2017 Royal Lane Baptist Church 2:00-4:00PM
Acceptance Notification Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Deadline to receive shipped art Monday, August 28, 2017 Craters & Freighters
Deadline for hand-delivered art Sunday, August 27, 2017 Eisemann Center (1:00-3:30 PM)
Art hung Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Show Opens Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Eisemann Center
Juror judges Monday, September 11, 2017
Awards Reception Sunday, September 24, 2017 Eisemann Center (4:00PM
to 6:00PM)
Show Closes Saturday, September 30, 2017
Pick-up hand-delivered art Sunday, Monday, October 1, 2017 (Eisemann Center
1:00 to 3:30 PM)
Shipped art returned Monday, October 2, 2017 by Craters & Freighters

Juror for 54th SWS Membership Exhibition: Keiko Tanabe

Keiko was born in Kyoto, Japan and currently lives in San Diego, California, U.S.A. Primarily self-taught, she embarked on a professional art career as a watercolor painter in 2005 after working in international relations and marketing. Since then, her work has earned many awards and recognitions on national and international level. Her work appears in private and corporate collections in many countries. Her work was also featured in numerous art publications including L’Art de l’Aquarelle (France & UK), Practique des Arts (France), Watercolor Artist (US) and Artists & Illustrators (UK). She is also a sought-after workshop instructor, teaching watercolor courses both in the U.S. and abroad. She is currently a member of National Watercolor Society (signature), American Watercolor Society, North American Watercolor Artists and American Impressionist Society. Her website: https://ktanabefineart.com/

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2017 Creative Arts Competition at the State Fair of Texas call for entries – deadline July 21

Now available online with all the details on the latest and greatest competitions,the 2017 Creative Arts Handbook is your guide to all things crafty. Whether you’re new to the crafting world or you consider yourself a Creative Arts veteran, the State Fair offers a wide variety of contests for participants on both ends of the spectrum. From jewelry making to jelly canning, pie baking to holiday decorating, and glass blowing to metal sculpting, the Creative Arts Department has something to excite the inner artist in you.

With more than 1,100 categories in 12 different departments of pre-Fair contests, as well as daily competitions taking place during the Fair, amateurs and professionals of all ages have endless opportunities to showcase their creative talents. Contest departments include: Art; Ceramics; Designer-Craftsman; Dolls; Foods (Canning); Hobby Collections; Holiday Corner; Needlepoint and Cross Stitch; Needlework and Sewing; Afghans, Rugs, Quilts and Bedspreads; Photography; and Scale Models.

Registration for the 2017 pre-Fair contests has officially begun, with a deadline of Friday, July 21 to submit entry forms and fees. Contestants can submit their entries via mail by July 21, or hand deliver items to the Creative Arts Building on August 11, 12, or 13 from 9 am to 5 pm. Only one entry per person may be submitted within each category. In the following weeks, entries will be judged and contestants will receive notification once the results are finalized. Entries that are awarded a ribbon will be on display during the 2017 State Fair of Texas, themed “Celebrating Texans.”

For all contest details, download the 2017 Creative Arts Handbook at BigTex.com. New contests have been added, some previous ones have been combined or removed, in addition to other updates. The 2017 State Fair of Texas runs September 29 through October 22. Register now to showcase your creative skills!

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Call for Sculptures – Arlington Entertainment District Sculpture Trail – Phase 4

DUE DATE: JULY 20,2017

The City of Arlington is seeking 2-3 sculptures for purchase to be placed within the Entertainment District Sculpture Trail located between AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park.  A total 18 sculptures have already be placed to date.

Please consider submitting a proposal.  RFP for Phase 4 of the Entertainment District Sculpture Trail: Phase 4 Call for Submissions June 2017

Please let me know if you have any questions. Also, feel free to forward to fellow artists that may be interested.

Gary Packan
Assistant Director
Arlington Parks and Recreation Department

817-459-5477  •  Fax 817-459-5495

717 West Main St  •  Arlington, TX 76013

Nationally Accredited Agency and Gold  Medal Finalist

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More Calls for Artists around Texas

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For artist opportunities at local craft shows see http://www.dfwcraftshows.com


 

2017 Western Trappings on The Llano
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Fee: $25.00 (Western Trapping on the Llano 2017)
Entry Deadline: 7/1/17
Days remaining to deadline: 10
Event Dates: 10/13/17 – 10/28/17

A 16 day, Juried, International exhibit and sale of original Western Trappings, Art, Jewelry and Gear. The exhibit will be held in the Llano County Historical Museum, located at 310 Bessemer.

 


New Braunfels Fall Into Art Festival 2017 – Gruene/New Braunfels, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/30/2017

Fee (Jury fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 10/28/2017 – 10/29/2017

Join us for the Second Annual Fall Into Art Festival sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council (GNBAC). Last year’s event went incredibly well benefitting the artists, the GNBAC and the community too!  The Second Annual Fall Into Art street festival will be held again in the same locale as our first year,  Gruene Lake Village just blocks away from the 25th Annual Clay Festival held in the historic section of Gruene in New Braunfels and happening on the same weekend. This was advantageous for both the Clay Festival and the Fall Into Art Festival as many patrons enjoyed the abundance of art located in the Gruene section of New Braunfels on this happening weekend.



Cottonwood Art Festival Fall 2017
 
Richardson, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/23/2017

Fee (Cottonwood Application Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 10/7/2017 – 10/8/2017

Cottonwood Art Festival is located in Richardson, Texas where artists exhibit their work among towering oaks with lakeside beauty. This award winning event has been ranked one of the best fine art festivals in the nation and continues to uphold its extraordinary reputation as a first rate show. 2017 marks the 48th anniversary for this extraordinary event. Sponsored by The City of Richardson, Cottonwood Art Festival is a showcase for a large variety of fine art and fine craft and provides our patrons with the opportunity to meet and talk with the artist who created the work. Live entertainment, a Friday night gala for the artists and guests, a children’s art area and much more round out this perfect weekend in the park!


Name of Call: England Airpark/Alexandria Int Airport – Public Art Sculpture – ALEXANDRIA, LA

Budget: $125,000
Deadline: 9/8/17

England Airpark and Community, home to Alexandria International Airport, is seeking request for qualifications and preliminary proposals from individual artists or artists teams for the creation of a monumental gateway sculpture located in a site specific roundabout entrance to the Airpark. This site was specifically created for the installation of a public art centerpiece. This is a high visibility, high traffic opportunity with hundreds of thousands of vehicles utilizing the Airparks roundabout on an annual basis. The roundabout location is one of the most notable and prominent public spaces within the Central Louisiana community.


Name of Call: Richard Greene Linear Park Entertainment District Sculpture Trail – ARLINGTON, TX
Budget: $140,000
Deadline: 7/20/17

The City of Arlington (“City”) and Entertainment District Sculpture Trail (“EDST”) Committee are seeking a response to this call for public art submissions from artists interested in providing professional services needed for the placement of a sculpture(s) to be located in Richard Greene Linear Park.


 

Name of Call: San Pedro Creek Pre-Qualified List of Artists, San Antonio, Texas

Budget: $1,000,000
Deadline: 6/30/17

The design of the San Pedro Creek Culture Park (Park) will radically change the current experience of the creek. In addition to providing enhanced flood control and revitalizing the natural habitat, the Park will also reconnect the community to the water through the creation of a world class linear park that reflects the unique culture of Bexar County. To that end, the San Antonio River Authority (SARA), working collaboratively with Bexar County and the City of San Antonio, seeks exceptional emerging and established public artists working in a variety of media and artistic approaches for its Pre-Qualified List of Artists (List).


Art @ Discovery Green 2017Houston, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/22/2017

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 11/4/2017 – 11/5/2017

Art@ Discovery Green along the Avenida  – A juried Art Festival featuring up 10 150 contemporary craft and fine artists selling their original and series works, located in the heart of Downtown Houston at Discovery Green Park.  Discovery Green, an Urban Greenspace, opened in 2008, encompasses 12 acres and is surrounded by the George R. Brown Convention Center, hi-rise living, luxury hotels and downtown sports arenas.  The park, which welcomed 1.5 million visitors in 2015, was named 4th best urban park in America in 2016 by USA Today.

Booth Fees Have Been Lowered For 2017!

Art@Discovery Green is produced for The Discovery Green Conservancy by festival director Lynette Wallace, with over 26 years of art festival management, and her experienced event team.   Artists needs are a top priority, offering continued hospitality with food/beverage and booth sitting.

Our festival this year will offer artist booths both on the Avenida and inside the park giving the artist easier load in and out as well as wonderful access for Houstonians and the 60,000+ visitors of the International Quilt Show going on in George R Brown.  November in Houston is traditionally one of the nicest months of the year, with comfortable temperatures and people enjoying outdoor events.  Discovery Green, always a destination for Houstonians, will be transformed into a celebration of Art and the independent artist including demonstration stage and cultural performances on the Avenida.


 

Art @ The Domain Austin – Fall 2017 Austin, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/22/2017

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 10/14/2017 – 10/15/2017

Art@The Domain in Northwest Austin is a small boutique Art Festival featuring 85 fine artists and contemporary craft artists along a beautiful retail and loft living street, Century Oaks Terrace in the middle of The Domain

This juried 2 day art festival features fine art and contemporary craft in 14 media categories.  Being the sixth year for the fall show and the tenth art show at The Domain; the word is out to art buyers and shoppers. Within The Domain are over 20 restaurants as well as Whole Foods and over 50,000+ residents within the zipcode .

The Domain is Austin’s premier shopping and entertainment venue restaurants and luxury retailers such as Barneys, Tiffany and Neiman Marcus surrounded in a beautifully landscaped setting. The Domain includes luxury apartments as well as a Westin hotel and Aloft Hotel. The Domain, is a massive mixed-use development with commercial, office and residential in a contemporary setting.  The area was established 7 years ago and is growing rapidly.

Austin is also a major center for high-tech industries. Apple, Intel, Samsung, Hewlett-Packard and Google all have offices here. It’s eclectic and diverse and Austinites have a reputation for being supportive of the arts and of independent businesses.

For the touring artists Art@The Domain offers a weekend to fit into your Texas tour.    Also offered within the fall Blue Lotus Art Show Tour areaThe Shops At La Cantera October 7th & 8th and Art@Discovery Green, November 5th &…


 

The SHOW of Dripping Springs | 20171042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/19/2017

Fee (Application Fee – Non-Refundable): $25.00
Event Dates: 9/30/2017 – 10/1/2017

The Artists Alliance of the Hill Country (AAHC) is spotlighting 56 juried artists at The SHOW as a two-day Fine Art Event from 11 AM to 5 PM.  Artists will display their work in a 12,000 square foot well-lit, air-conditioned ballroom with musicians performing original songs on-site throughout the two day event. Guest admission and parking to The SHOW is free. Food and drink are available on location. The Artists Alliance of the Hill Country will heavily advertise The SHOW in print, radio, television, and social media throughout Texas. Go view photos of last year’s art event at www.TheShowSpotlight.com. This page will be updated with the invited artist’s name, photos and website link.


 

Name of Call: Montana Rapid Transit System – EL PASO, TX
Budget: $350,000
Deadline: 7/7/17

This public art project will commission a total of 1 or 2 artists or artist’s teams to design and develop original artistic designs and/or images to be placed on each RTS station across the length of the corridor.


Name of Call: ASU Centennial Village – Phase II (Member, Texas Tech System)
Budget: $135,000
Deadline: 6/22/17

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside phase II of the Centennial Village Housing Complex, located on the Angelo State University Campus, a member of the Texas Tech System, located in San Angelo, TX. Construction of the new facility will be completed by July 2018.

Please see the full RFQ and image attachments at: http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=139869

Make sure all images submitted include work that you have created or that is in progress. Do NOT include proposed pieces that were not accepted. Also, include budgets of past projects.


 

 

 

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12th Annual TAC Juried Exhibit Call for Entries

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Texas Artists Coalition is Proud to Present: 

The 12th Annual TAC Juried Exhibit

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – July 15, 2017

EXHIBITION DATES: August 4 – August 27, 2017 RECEPTION: Friday, August 4, 2017

PRIZES:

·             A Solo Exhibition during Fall Gallery Night 2017. Fall Gallery Night is an event that occurs once a year during September. It is arguably our most popular opening of year were we anticipate more than 3000 visitors in a single night.

·             The Iris Wilson Award ($100 prize)

CALL TO ARTISTS: Only TAC members with active accounts may submit up to 3 artworks open to all disciplines with no theme. To learn more about TAC or become a member please click here. All mediums accepted including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and digital art with no size restrictions. The show will occur in Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s premier, 3000 square foot, Front Gallery. All artwork must be original and must not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person. The juror is Ann Ekstrom.

ABOUT THE JUROR: Ann Ekstrom is a Fort Worth painter from a family of artists – raised in the art-oriented household of her mother, the late painter and printmaker, Beth Lea Clardy. She earned a B.FA. degree from Texas Christian University, and received additional academic training at the University of Texas at Austin and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Ekstrom’s interests and versatility range from printmaking to watercolor painting to large-scale oils. Her 72-foot painting, Hints of a Life, is permanently installed at Tarrant County College, Southeast Campus. Her paintings are included in corporate and private collections across North Texas. Ekstrom is a popular Fort Worth lecturer and has been featured in the Kimbell Art Museum’s program “The Artist’s Eye.” In addition to studio work, Ekstrom currently works as a painting instructor for Texas Christian University’s Extended Education program. She was recently selected by the office of Fort Worth Public Art for a project at Penrose and W. Vickerin the neighborhood now officially known as “Bomber Heights.” Ekstrom is a long-time promoter of Art in the Metroplex; a steering committee member of EASL (Emergency Artists’ Support League), and was recently a member of the Exhibition Advisory Panel of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

ABOUT THE VENUE: Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. When, in 2002, the Modern moved down the street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the FWCAC, provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations through our competitive Grants Program and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program.

SUBMISSION: Work will be juried from images submitted only through the gallery’s online submission. $15 submission fee for up to three pieces. Works will not be reviewed if you are not an active TAC Member. Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size as 3MB. Do not use spaces or special characters (!@$, etc) in image file names. Video and audio files can be submitted through links. FWCAC reserves the right to reject inaccurately represented work, or incomplete submission.

PRESENTATION: Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted) and ready for hanging. D-rings should be used for heavy works, wires for works under 5lbs. Drawings, prints, watercolors and pastels on paper must be under Plexiglass. 

DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted before midnight (CMT) on July 15, 2017. FWCAC will notify applicants by July 25, 2017.

SALES: All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary. 25% of proceeds from sales will go to FWCAC and the remainder to the artists. 

RECEIVING:  Hand-delivered and shipped work must arrive on July 30th or 31st between 9am – 6pm. Substitutions and late arriving work will not be exhibited. Work must remain for the duration of exhibition. 

SHIPMENT: All shipped work must have a returned mailing label included and must arrive in a package that can be reused for the return shipment. 

REMOVAL:  All hand delivered work must be picked up on Aug 28, 2017 from 9 – 6PM. Works not removed on these days will be placed in storage and released at gallery’s convenience. Any work left for 60 days after the assigned pick up date becomes the property of the Arts Center.

IMPORTANT DATES:

·         July 15, 2017 – Deadline for submission

·         July 25, 2017 – Notifications emailed to artists

·         June 30 + July 31, 2017 – Delivery of artwork

·         August 4, 2017 – Opening Reception, 6 -9 pm

·         August 27, 2017 – Closing

·         August 28, 2017 – Show comes down, pick up or repacked for return shipment

USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted may be used for non-commercial, marketing or promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to:

Jonathan Mark LevyProgram and Exhibition Manager

1300 Gendy Street

Fort Worth, TX,  76107

direct: 817.298.3021

jlevy@artscouncilfw.org

LIABILITY: This document represents a contract between the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and the person(s) named on this document. Acceptance of this contract is a specific acceptance of the terms listed. Objects exhibited in the FWCAC will be given great care. Unless the artist wishes to provide his/her own insurance coverage, the FWCAC will insure all exhibitions under its existing insurance policy, which covers up to $500,000, against all risks of physical loss or damage while on the premises during the period of the exhibition. If the exhibitor(s) wish to provide his/her own insurance, such actions constitute the release of the FWCAC from any liability in connection with the exhibition. Coverage is not authorized past the exhibition and artwork may not be stored at the FWCAC unless prior arrangements have been made. The FWCAC allows visitors to photograph works of art. Artists are required to contribute 25% from work sold in the exhibition. By submitting your artwork, you are agreeing to the terms above.

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Fresh Ideas 2017 Show From the Visual Art League of Lewisville

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The Visual Art League of Lewisville will hold the  juried 2017 Fresh Ideas
show at the MCL Grand Theatre on  8/5 through 9/9.

More information regarding awards and deadlines in the Fresh Ideas
Prospectus. Fresh Ideas Prospectus 2017 Final

The exhibition is open to all visual artists who reside in Texas and contiguous states (Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico).

The non-refundable entry fee is $50 for non-members of VAL and $35 for VAL members for a maximum of three (3) pieces of work. Membership forms to join VAL can be found at http://visualartleague.org/test/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/11-27-16-VAL-Mbr-Form-with-Lisas-address.pdf .

Only original 2D and 3D art work (oil, watercolors, acrylics, pastel, mixed media, collage, drawing, prints, photography, ceramics, textiles, fiber, encaustic, jewelry and sculpture) created in the last two (2) years which has not previously been shown in any VAL juried exhibit will be considered for inclusion in the show. Original means works conceived and created by the artist and not created in a classroom setting. The maximum size of entries into this year’s competition is 50” x 50” including the frame. All 3D artwork must be able to sit on a pedestal no larger than 20” x 14”” or on the floor. Artists may submit up to three (3) pieces for consideration. Submissions of entries into the show will be via Callforentry.org (https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4341) and must meet the requirements of that site for size and type of image that is accepted.

Awards
• 1st Place Winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and a solo show in summer 2018 at the MCL Grand
art gallery in Lewisville.
• 2nd Place $500
• 3rd Place $250
• Two Honorable Mentions $150 each
• People’s Choice Award $100

Calendar
DEADLINE: Friday, June 30th, 2017, 1:00 AM Central Daylight Time (all subsequent times here are CDT).
Entries due at https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4341
• Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 21st. Judging
• Saturday, July 22nd. Artists notified of acceptance into the exhibition
• Saturday, July 29th: Accepted entries due at MCL Grand (shipping/mailing address: Visual Art League,
Medical City of Lewisville Theater, 100 North Charles St., Lewisville TX 75057, classroom 2) between
1:00 – 5:00 pm
• Saturday, August 5th: Opening Reception 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Award Ceremony 8:00 pm, MCL Grand art
gallery
• Saturday, September 9th: Final day of Exhibit
• Saturday, September 9th 5:00 – 6:00 pm and Monday September 11th 1:00 to 3:00, Pick up entries
• Week of September 11th, 2016 – Return of shipped artwork

 

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PAA’s 125 Show 2017 call for entries

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The 125 Show 2017 is open to all artists living in a community within 125 miles of Plano. Judges will select the top 60 works for the show July 26 – August 26 in the ArtCentre Gallery in Downtown Plano
(902 East 16th Street, Plano, TX 75074.)

First, second, and third monetary prizes will be awarded in each of 3 categories (2D, 3D, and prints/photography) as well as a Best of Show award (Prize $1,000). A special Peoples’ Choice Award will be presented, along with Certificates of Merit to three finalists in each art genre category. You may enter up to 3 works at $30 per work.

Entry deadline is July 12.
Enter through CaFE
(Full details are in the description in CaFE at https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4514)

Key Scheduled Dates

Online submission Deadline – Wednesday, July 12, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MDT)
Notification of Acceptance or Non-acceptance into Show – Monday, July 17, 2017
Delivery of Artworks to the ArtCenter of Plano – Friday, July 21, 2017 (11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and Saturday, July 22 (11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) – Please contact PAA at info@planoartassociation.org if you must make a different arrangements.) Delivery address is ArtCentre of Plano, 902 East 16th Street, Plano, TX 75074.
Show Opens – Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Reception & Awards Presentation – Saturday, August 5, 2017 (7:00 p.m. – 9 p.m.) at ArtCentre of Plano
Show Closes – Friday, August 25, 2017
Art Pick-up – Saturday, August 26, 2017 (11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) – Pick-up address is ArtCentre of Plano, 902 East 16th Street, Plano, TX 75074. The Plano Art Associaton and the ArtCentre of Plano do not cover shipping expenses. (Please contact PAA at info@planoartassociation.org if you must make different arrangements.)

Entry Requirements
The basic entry fee is $30. For non members the entry fee is $30 and $30 for each additional work you enter up to 2 more entries (making a total of up to 3 entries).

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International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art deadline July 16

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6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art 

Exhibition Dates:  Oct. 7-Nov. 12

Entry Deadline: July 16

Apply to this Call for Entries (www.callforentry.org)

Juror: IARS is pleased to announce Linda Komaroff as the esteemed juror for this year’s exhibition. Dr Komaroff is the Curator of Islamic Art at the Los Angeles County Museum (LACMA) in California. Linda Komaroff has served as LACMA’s curator of Islamic art since 1995. Her exhibitions at LACMA include The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353 (2003); A Tale of Two Persian Carpets (2009); and Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts (2011). The latter was the first major exhibition on Islamic art organized by an American institution to travel to the Middle East, to the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha (2012), where Dr. Komaroff was the guest curator. Among her contemporary exhibitions are: Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East, Part 1 (2015) and Part 2 (2016). Combining historirical and contemporary art, her next international loan exhibition for LACMA, In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art, is scheduled for 2018.

Eligibility: This juried art exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older from around the world. All art submitted should be based on or inspired by Islamic art and design, Islamic literature, Islamic architecture and Islamic cultures, current social issues and presented in a positive light. Only artwork produced within the last two years or since 2015 will be accepted. Artwork shown in the previous IARS juried exhibitions is not eligible to be entered.

Media: All 2D and 3D art, including but not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, art glass, fiber arts, hand pulled prints, photographs, small art installations, video art and original digital prints are welcome. Giclee prints which are not original will not be considered.

Curator: Shafaq Ahmad, IARS Art Director

IAC Exhibition Director, Marcie Inman.

Opening reception for the artists will be held at the Irving Arts Center on;
Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 6 – 8 pm at the Irving Arts Center,
3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062

  

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2017 Art Connection entries due July 8 & 9

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17th Annual  Art Connection Members’ Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: July 15-Sept 16
Entry Deadline: July 9 – 
Hand-deliveries of art work accepted on Saturday, July 8, noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 9, 1 to 5 p.m.
Reception & Awards Presentation:  July 16 from 2 – 4 p.m.

Call for Entries / Prospectus Information

 

Two and three dimensional art works by artists of all ages are on view as part of the Art Connection visual arts membership program. All current Art Connection members who wish to participate are eligible.  Entry fee is $5 per work and artists may submit up to two pieces of work.  Prizes are presented in three categories: Youth, Non-Professional and Professional with an overall “Best of Show” prize also awarded.

Thematic Challenge: All You Need is Love & Art
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of “The Summer of Love” and Irving Arts Center’s “Summer of ’17,” participating artists are invited to create artwork which explores the theme of “All You Need is Love & Art.”

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Irving Arts Center, Main Gallery
3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062

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Bowman Glass Exhibition Opening Thursday @ CAC

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THIS WEEK | At the Center + In the Community

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CAC is pleased to present a collection of Blown and Kiln Formed glass sculpture by husband & wife artists Mary Lynn and Jim Bowman. On View June 5th – July 29th.
Reception: June 15th6:30 – 8pm
Creative Arts Center of Dallas
2360 Laughlin Dr, Dallas, Texas 75228
2017 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition – Call for Entries
Submission Deadline:Friday, July 7th
Opening Reception:August 5th, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Creative Arts Center of Dallas is now accepting submissions for our 2017 Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, hosted by Mary Tomás Gallery. In this juried exhibition our panel will be looking for the most exceptional of member work in all mediums. CAC members are invited to submit up to three images of original 2D or 3D artworks created within the last two years for consideration.
For further information, please contact Andrea Blanco at ablanco@creativeartscenter.org or via phone (214) 320-1275.
CALENDAR:
  • May 30th – July 7th: Submission of artwork
  • July 21st: Accepted artists notified
  • July 26th-28th: Artists drop-off artwork to Mary Tomás Gallery, 11 am – 5 pm
  • August 5th: Opening Reception in conjunction with Craighead Green New Texas Talent XXIII Exhibition from 5:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Sept 2nd: Exhibition Ends at Mary Tomás Gallery
  • Sept 4th & 5th: Pick up artwork at Mary Tomás Gallery, 11 am – 5 pm
More info…  https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4478

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TVAA’s Book Marks Exhibition entries due June 16

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Book Marks Exhibition

July 1 – 28, 2017

Texas Visual Arts Association

Downtown Gallery, Plaza of the Americas
700 N. Pearl Street, Suite G207
Dallas, Texas 75201

Please submit up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side) by JUNE 16th

Create something extraordinary and innovative using books by combining techniques in mixed media, collage, sculpting, assemblage and embellishments. Altered books may incorporate various forms of found objects, tins, canvas and other non-traditional surfaces.

About the Curator: VET is a native Texas artist who incorporates environmental recycling awareness through her artwork, commissions, and workshops. In addition to her wide variety of cultural-based and educational arts programs, VET tours nationally and regionally offering programming shares innovative ways to re-think, re-purpose and re-design discarded items.. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Dallas (BA Arts & Performance). VET’s work has been on exhibit throughout the U.S., Canada and Africa; and she is recipient of numerous grants that include The National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and MetLife Foundation Award. Email: artcycletx@gmail.com.

This show is open to TVAA members and non-members. Entry Fee: $5.00 per entry for TVAA members; $10 per entry for non-members. Pay at time of delivery. Do not send in mail.

CALENDAR:
Jpgs due to curator: June 16
Acceptance Notifications sent: June 20
Deliver work to Gallery: June 30 10 am – 1 pm
Hanging: June 30 1 pm – 4 pm
Gallery opens to public: July 1
Reception: July 16 2 pm – 4 pm
Pick up: July 28 10 am – 1 pm

Prospectus: http://tvaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/July-2017-Book-Marks-Exhibition1.pdf

For any change in delivery or sitting schedule, you must contact Gallery Director@deepapdesignscape@gmail.com

To enter fill out the form at http://tvaa.org/3214/exhibitions/rotating-exhibits-at-tvaa-downtown-gallery/book-marks-july/

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Fall 2017 ArtsGoggle – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 | Noon to 10pm
Join us as we celebrate the 15th anniversary of ArtsGoggle, 
the Near Southside’s most beloved community arts event.
 
What is ArtsGoggle?
Since its inception in 2003, ArtsGoggle has evolved into a popular festival of the arts in this eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism. This free to the public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd as diverse as the neighborhood itself with live music, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone.
ArtsGoggle is unlike any event in Fort Worth, as residents from the nearby Fairmount, Mistletoe Heights, Berkeley Place, and Ryan Place neighborhoods are joined by medical district workers and visitors from throughout the region for a community arts festival focused in the Near Southside’s Magnolia Village. One of the event’s goals – along with celebrating art of all kinds – is to showcase the unique and memorable character of the Near Southside. Visitors are invited to park their cars and rediscover this revitalized urban neighborhood by foot or by bicycle, including Fort Worth Bike Sharing bikes.

ArtsGoggle prides itself in hosting a casual, approachable and vibrant environment to appreciate art and learn about the talents within our own community.  For more than a decade, ArtsGoggle has been the launch pad for many artists showing their work for the first time.  ArtsGoggle provides a supportive setting for both aspiring and professional visual artists, to display, sell and seek comment on their artwork.
Embracing all arts, the event also boasts an impressive program of performance art and music.  The 2016 ArtsGoggle featured more than 90 bands, many of which have members who live or work in the Near Southside.  The entertainment at ArtsGoggle is diverse and showcases music from a variety of cultures and styles.  The event partners with arts organizations across Fort Worth to draw attention to their programs.  In years past ArtsGoggle has hosted the Fort Worth Opera for pop-up concerts; showcased Ballet Folklorico de Azteca for a colorful dance performance; and hosted The Bucket List Jazz Band, a band dedicated to the lifelong dream of 90-year-old Jim Milam to resurrect Dixieland Jazz.
HOURS
Event hours are Noon to 10pm, a full day to offer patrons time to experience all that ArtsGoggle has to offer and will allow greater sales opportunities for our artists.
FOCUSED EVENT MAP
ArtsGoggle will focus on a street festival and venues within the Magnolia Urban Village. This condensed site map will provide a more manageable and enjoyable experience for our artists and patrons.
AFFORDABLE FOR ARTISTS
The event is committed to keeping artist’s fees affordable by requiring a registration fee of only $45, with no others fees to participate.  Each year as ArtsGoggle grows, so do the operating costs of the event.  In order to produce an even higher quality event with the same great neighborhood experience, the money collected provides vital funding to support improved communications, pre-event promotions, programs, signage and more.
FREE TO THE PULIC
ArtsGoggle is free to the public, with no wristbands, tickets, admission costs.  Unlike many popular for-profit events in Fort Worth, ArtsGoggle is produced by a not-for-profit community organization and thus has no need to produce revenue.  Instead, the event is exclusively focused on creating an environment to appreciate and celebrate the arts.  All funds raised for the event will be dedicated to producing a memorable and successful experience for artists, venues and patrons of all ages.
EVENT PRODUCER
ArtsGoggle is presented by Near Southside, Inc., the non-profit redevelopment organization working to revitalize this important urban neighborhood, in partnership with our sister organization Historic Southside, Inc.  The event has regularly drawn crowds of 7,000-10,000 and in 2016 experienced incredible growth with a crowd estimated at 40,000 attendees filling the streets with visitors of all ages.  The scene is a wonderfully pleasant testament to the community spirit that fills the Near Southside.
ArtsGoggle is an expansion of Near Southside Inc.’s efforts to promote the Near Southside and build the community fabric essential to our continued development.  Since our founding in 1995, NSI has led development and promotional initiatives that have successfully transformed the Near Southside into one of the region’s most distinctive and vibrant urban districts.  Signs of NSI’s 20-year revitalization effort are evident throughout the district, perhaps most apparent along Magnolia Avenue, S. Main Street and Park Place Avenue, home to the city’s most eclectic selection of locally-owned restaurants and pubs.
Tax Information
Historic Southside, Inc., managed by Near Southside, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Sponsorship contributions made to Historic Southside, Inc. are deductible as charitable donations.  W-9 forms will be provided at your request.

ARTIST | MUSICIAN | VENUE | VENDOR REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW 

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MAGNOLIA VILLAGE: Taking it to the Street
ArtsGoggle is an outdoor street party spreading more than a mile across the Magnolia Village. The street festival closes Magnolia Avenue to car traffic from 8th Avenue to South Main Street and fills 18 blocks with more 650 visual artists booths and three stages with music and performance art of all varieties.

 
Artists wanting to participate outdoors at the Magnolia Village street party can request this location on their ArtsGoggle Artist Application, and can even request a specific block. All artists will be allotted a 10’x10′ space, unless a larger space is requested. Artists must provide all their own supplies including tent, tables and displays.  However, we are able to provide a small amount of electricity to each booth to power booth lights and small electric device. Tents will line the center of Magnolia Avenue, placed side-by-side and back-to-back with power running between the tents for easy access. More details are provided online in the artist application.
All ArtsGoggle participation details are below.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
 
ARTISTS
Artists are defined as visual artists working in studio arts. Painters, photographers, woodworkers, weavers, printmakers, sculptors, potters, jewelers, illustrators and artists of all mediums may now register online! The visual artist application fee is $45 and all money collected is used towards event production expenses. Check out our new, easy, step-by-step registration process.
 

TO GET STARTED Go to www.nearsouthsidefw.org

and create a user account if you have not already done so in the past.  For example, if you registered for last year’s ArtsGoggle or this year’s Friday on the Green market you will already have a username and password. When you login you’ll be able to access a customized user portal where you can view the ArtsGoggle application and all future artist opportunities. You can access the login link for your account from any page on the website always located at the upper right hand corner and you’ll be taken to your user portal.

STEP 1 In the portal, click on the grey “Artist” tab and create an Artist Profile.  If you participated in last year’s ArtsGoggle you will already have an artist profile so please make sure to carefully review last year’s Artist Profile for accuracy! You must have an artist profile before being able to access an artist application.
Artist profiles are used to keep a database of artist information on file with Near Southside, Inc. to notify you of future artist opportunities. When applicable, we will share your information with our business partners seeking artists for special projects such as murals, art exhibitions, or privately commissioned works. Please make sure to provide accurate information and high quality work sample photos, as the information in your artist profile is also used to evaluate the quality of your work for inclusion in ArtsGoggle. The profile should be easy to complete, but if you begin working on it and need to stop you are now able to SAVE YOUR PROGRESS and return at a later date to complete your work.
STEP 2 Purchase the ArtsGoggle Artist Application for $45 using our safe online payment system.
STEP 3 Fill out your ArtsGoggle Artist Application. Now that you have purchased the application it will always be accessible to you from your user portal. Like your artist profile, you’ll be able to return to your ArtsGoggle Artist Application at your convenience to finalize the details of your ArtsGoggle participation. This includes the ability to request a specific block placement and being placed near another participating artist. You can also return to update your work sample photo, artist statement and other information printed in the official ArtsGoggle Program. ALL APPLICATION INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 4, 2017.  Artists who do not complete their application prior to September 4will forfeit their position at ArtsGoggle with no refund.

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2017 National Animal Art Exhibition call for entries

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2017 16th Annual National
Animal Art
Juried Exhibition

AUGUST 27 – SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX

ENTRY DEADLINE JULY 26, 2017

 

2017 marks the 16th year Irving Art Association has held a special competition on animal art.Entry is open to all legal residents of the U.S. in the contiguous 48 states, 18 and older.

$3,000 in awards

For questions about the exhibit, contact the Show Chair Linda Wood Shotwell at iaaexhibits@gmail.com.

 

Calendar:

  • Sunday, July 26, 2017 Entry Deadline  all day
  • Saturday, August 12 Notification of acceptance 
  • Mon. – Fri., Aug 21 – 25 Shipped entries due – instruction sent with notification
  • Saturday, August 26 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Hand delivered entries, Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75062
  • Sunday, August 27, 2017 Exhibit opens to public 
  • Sunday, September 10 Exhibit Reception &  Awards 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 24 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Strike show & art pickup
  • Oct. 7 – Nov. 26. 2017 Traveling Exhibit  at the Irving Arts Center.  Local artists are invited to participate.
History: In 2013 Irving Art Association’s two venerable animal-art exhibits were combined into a single show: the 12th Annual Wildlife & Domestic Animal Juried Art Competition. In 2012 the Wildlife Juried Art Competition was in its eleventh year, and the Unconditional Love: Pet Fine Art Juried in its fourth. In its 15th year, we shortened the title to IAA National Animal Art Juried Competition,reflecting the show’s national status also.
BEST OF SHOW Steve Danner “Cats Eye” Acrylic

2016 IAA Award of Excellence Sheryl Hughes “I Can Still See You” Acrylic

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS:

Any animal species will be considered as acceptable subject matter for works, both wildlife and domestic, including pets.

Artwork must be done from personal photographs or observation. Concept, design and execution should be solely that of the artist. Work from another’s copyrighted or published materials is not permitted.

Submitted works must have been completed within the last 2 years, and not accepted into a previous IAA Animal Art Exhibit. Limit of three entries.

Media: Oil, Water Media, Mixed Media, Dry Media/Drawing & Photography

For complete entry rules see the 2017 IAA Animal Prospectus



SUBMISSION & PAYMENT ONLINE

Submit your entries onlinethrough CaFÉ (www.callforentry.org). Or go directly to https://www.callforentry.org/
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Fee $35 for up to three entries (IAA Members $30).  

Pay by credit card through CaFE or mail a check to Irving Art Association, P.O. Box 153581, Irving, TX 75015-3581 attn EXHIBITS, Checks must be received by July 26, 2017. Not a member? Join IAA at irvingartassociation.org/membership

Upload options for image files through CaFÉ:

  • File format: JPEG only
  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
  • File size: 5 MB maximum

HELP pages for entry using CaFÉ: – including setting up a FREE account, how to apply, preparing your jpegs & more. Very friendly service – for help:

Contact CaFÉ™ support at cafe@westaf.org


 

lindamood4JUROR: Patsy Lindamood

Learning from from nationally and internationally recognized pastelists and wildlife artists, Patsy has emerged with a style uniquely her own, marked by strong, colorful, yet infinitely detailed compositions in a representational style.  She has become a nationally award winning artist in her own right.

Her work derives from research and observation of creatures in their environments, in the wild whenever possible. Trips to state and national parks have provided great adventure and abundant inspiration. Wildlife also regularly visit her property in Huntsville, and it is not unusual to pass deer or roadrunners on her weekday routes.

Working in pastel, graphite, colored pencil, and watercolor or watercolor pencil, Lindamood’s paintings are life-size, bold with color, rich with texture, and bursting with presence. She frequently paints on cradled artist boards, Pastelboard or Mylar.

For more about Patsy and her art, see her website at http://www.lindamoodfineart.com.

 

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June 2017 | At the Creative Arts Center + In the Community

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Last Chance to Sign Up for Summer Classes
Get creative this summer at CAC! Session 3 & 4 are 6 week courses designed to leave time for vacations. Be sure not to miss out and sign up today.
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2017 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition – Call for Entries
Submission Deadline: Friday, July 7th
Opening Reception: August 5th, 5:308:30 pm
Creative Arts Center of Dallas is now accepting submissions for our 2017 Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, hosted by Mary Tomás Gallery. In this juried exhibition our panel will be looking for the most exceptional of member work in all mediums. CAC members are invited to submit up to three images of original 2D or 3D artworks created within the last two years for consideration.
For further information, please contact Andrea Blanco at ablanco@creativeartscenter.org or via phone (214) 320-1275.
Join us at NorthPark Center and Klyde Warren Park
Spend the weekend with us! Stop by NorthPark Center’s ArtRocks! event on Saturday, June 10th from1 – 4 pm and then on Sunday, June 11th come on over to Klyde Warren Park for our monthly Art as a Second Language event from 2 – 4pm. Both events will have plenty of family-friendly art activities.
Bowman Glass Studio Exhibition at CAC
CAC is pleased to present a collection of Blown and Kiln Formed glass sculpture by husband & wife artists Mary Lynn and Jim Bowman. On View June 5th – July 29th.
Reception: June 15th, 6:30 – 8pm
ArtAbility @ CAC 

The next ArtAbility

event is scheduled for June 17th,2-4pm. The workshop, designed for young adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities, will feature three mediums for students to explore, such as ceramics, mixed media, painting, mosaic, sculpture, etc. Reservations are necessary, please call (214) 320-1275 to make yours!

Unseenamerica Exhibition On View at CAC
Unseenamerica is a free curriculum-based arts initiative committed to giving disadvantaged 3rd, 4th & 5th graders at nearby Bayles Elementary a voice within their community. Students took lessons in digital photography during the eight-week program in the fall and the show will be on view at CAC fromJune 29th through August 11th.
Reception: Thursday, June 29th, 6:30 – 8pm
Kendra Scott Event to Benefit CAC
Please save the date for an exciting mini fundraiser that will benefit CAC on June 22nd from 6 – 8pm. Jewelry designer Kendra Scott hosts a series of events called “Kendra Scott Gives Back” and has selected CAC as a beneficiary for one of these events. Twenty percent of any sales during that time will benefit CAC and the party will be held at the West Village store in Uptown.
The Dead Strikers at ArtSpace
A group exhibition of steel sculpture featuring former students, teachers and alumni of CAC will be on viewJune 7th – 28th at ArtSpace (Metropolitan Press
1250 Majesty Dr., Dallas, TX 75247)
Reception: June 22nd, 6 – 9 pm
On Creativity…
On June 29th from 6:30 – 8pm CAC will be hosting its fifthunseenamerica show featuring the work of eight very talented 3rd 4th and 5th graders from nearby Bayles Elementary and we hope you will join us to view their work and welcome them to CAC! A culminating exhibit opened at the students’ school last month, and after it shows at CAC will travel throughout the community to such venues as galleries, libraries and businesses impacting hundreds of people who view the exhibition.
Unseenamerica is an 8-week curriculum-based program, taught by a professional photographer, teaches digital photography at nearby Bayles Elementary, which is CAC’s namesake school.  Bayles began as a one-room school house in 1981 near what is now Buckner International.  CAC was built during the WPA in 1935 and Bayles operated here until the mid-50s. The current DISD Bayles Elementary School opened in 1956 about a mile from CAC where it is currently. Significantly, Bayles is the oldest school operating under the same name in Dallas County.
Modeled on a program that originated in New York under Bread and
 Roses, the cultural arm of SEIU Local 1199, the largest labor union in the country, unseenamericawas originally designed to serve low-wage workers, day labors, homeless citizens and others often ignored in our society. When CAC brought the program to Dallas in 2008 we were the first to adapt the program for children.
 
Unseenamerica is far from a fun enrichment program for disadvantaged kids. It is designed to instill a stronger sense of self and community through artistic practice. Unseenamerica does not simply teach photography skills, but also creates community, enables the practice of democracy and promotes social justice.
Diana Pollak
Executive Director

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Dallas Contemporary Art Show: Conception Arts call for artists

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CALL FOR ARTISTS!!!

Show will be held on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 @ Community Beer Co., located at 1530 Inspiration Dr #200, Dallas, TX 75207, from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Live music and food truck.

Looking for: fine art painting, fine art drawing, mixed media, fiber arts, fine art/nature/concept photography, sculpture, metal works, unique handcrafted jewelry, textile/fabric art, folk art, pottery, wood crafting, up-cycled/re-purposed art and glass works

Please visit www.conceptionarts.com, select the Submit your Work button, then select Artist Registration. There is no cost to apply. One artist will be presented with our Award of Excellence by a private panel of judges.

Conception exhibits have been featured in The Wall St. Journal, Dallas Patron Magazine and ABC News and offer collectors the opportunity to purchase work directly from local artists at the tipping point of their career.

Visit us on Facebook at Facebook.com/conceptionevents as well as Instagram at www.instagram.com/conceptionartists/

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West Dallas Veterans Tribute

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Name of Call: West Dallas Veterans Tribute – DALLAS, TX

Budget: $75,000
Deadline: 6/26/17

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install a public artwork in the median at the intersection of Canada Drive and Coronet Boulevard in Dallas, Texas 75212.

The project is a citizen-initiated proposal led by residents, veterans, and veterans advocates from West Dallas neighborhoods with the support of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program.

http://dallasculture.org/category/public-art/call-for-artists/

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More Calls for Art Around Texas

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The Grove at Frisco Commons
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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
City: Frisco
State: Texas
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 6/22/17

The City of Frisco, Texas Public Art Program is issuing this Request for Qualifications for a public art opportunity at The Grove at Frisco Commons. Budget: $84,500.00

The Grove at Frisco Commons – an active adult center opening in early 2019 – will add a new social and educational destination to the already popular park. With a primary goal of serving adults 50 and over, this 30,000+ square-foot facility will include a diverse array of multi-use spaces for activities of all kinds including learning opportunities, fitness and games. Additionally, The Grove at Frisco Commons will serve as a meeting and special event space for the citizens of Frisco and beyond.

The name ‘The Grove’ was inspired by an existing grove of trees at the park and the desire to emphasize the importance of natural forms and themes for the development. The public art project will be located in an exterior courtyard with the many glass walls of the building on one side and the green spaces of the park on the other, accessible to audiences of all ages. The highly visible artwork will be displayed in an elevated planting bed, surrounded by landscaping and built-in benches.


 

For artist opportunities at local craft shows see http://www.dfwcraftshows.com/

 


 

Navasota Artist in Residency Fall 2017
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Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: International
City: Navasota
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 8/14/2017 – 2/12/2018
Entry Deadline: 6/11/17
Days remaining to deadline: 12

The City of Navasota and The Arts Council of Brazos Valley invite artists to apply for a six month residency in Navasota, Texas! The Artists in Residence will have an opportunity to live, work, and exhibit in the historic Horlock Home in Navasota, Texas, which includes living and studio space for each of the three selected artists as well as a retail gallery space. The residency period is six (6) months from mid-August 2017 to mid-February 2018.

The City of Navasota will provide amenities including living/studio space, retail gallery space, internet, cable, and utilities free of charge to selected artists with the purpose of providing artists the opportunity to create and sell their work. Each artist will also receive a one-time $600 stipend at the beginning of the residency to assist with supply purchases.

 


 

TPS National Photography Award
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Call Type: Award
Eligibility: National
City: Frisco
State: Texas
Fee: $45.00
Event Dates: 5/8/2017 – 6/23/2017
Entry Deadline: 6/23/17

Texas Photographic Society is delighted to announce a new award program for artists residing in the United States who have a consistent body of photographic work. The recipient will be awarded a $2,000 cash prize; a solo exhibition at Red Maple Gallery, a new Participating Space during FotoFest 2018 in Houston, Texas; a solo exhibition at LHUCA in Lubbock, Texas; and international exposure in the photo community! This call is open to all subject matter, aesthetic approaches, and photographic processes. Two-dimensional work is preferred, and submissions from artists of all levels are encouraged.


 

2017 Western Trappings on The Llano
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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
City: Llano
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 10/13/2017 – 10/28/2017
Entry Deadline: 7/1/17

A 16 day, Juried, International exhibit and sale of original Western Trappings, Art, Jewelry and Gear.


 

Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts Show 2017 El Paso, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/9/2017

Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 11/18/2017 – 11/19/2017

The Las Artistas Art & Fine Craft Show, now in its 48th year, is a popular pre-Thanksgiving event, attracting an upscale audience of arts and crafts collectors and enthusiasts from El Paso, TX, Las Cruces, NM, and beyond. This small, artist-produced show is strictly juried, catering to affluent and savvy buyers. Booth fees are very reasonable and include electricity, reported art and fine craft sales are consistently strong, and the event has a friendly, easy going atmosphere. All booths will be located INSIDE and will be 10×10 or 10×15! To attract even more buyers, the show will feature art and craft demonstrations, live music, and creative cuisine from food trucks.

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

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

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


Septemberfest at the Museum of the Southwest 2017 Midland, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/5/2017

Fee (Jury Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 9/8/2017 – 9/10/2017

This show is produced with the aim of providing an exposition of high quality arts and crafts by national artists and craftspersons, to benefit the Museum of the Southwest. Annual attendance 10,000.  Best in Show wins $1000. The 2017 event will mark our 48th successful year!


 

Covington Three Rivers Art Festival 2017 Covington, Louisiana

DEADLINE: 6/4/2017
Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 11/11/2017 – 11/12/2017

The Covington Three Rivers Art Festival invites you to apply to our 21st Annual juried festival. Attracting 50,000+ visitors last year, the award-winning festival is dedicated to bringing the best of fine arts and fine crafts to historic downtown Covington, Louisiana, and providing the best in Southern Hospitality for our artists.

Our site stretches outdoors along Columbia Street, lined by many of the galleries, antique and specialty shops, and restaurants for which Covington is well-known. The Arts Alive! demonstrations, Children’s Discovery Area, Student Art Exhibit and musical performances add to the festival ambiance and attraction.

Conveniently accessed off I-12, Covington is located on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain across the world’s longest bridge and is only 45 minutes from downtown New Orleans. This quaint, historic town is nestled along the Abita, Bogue Falaya, and Tchefuncte Rivers—hence the name Covington Three Rivers Art Festival.

Applications for this year’s festival will be accepted and processed through ZAPPlicationTM beginning February 8, 2017. Deadline for accepting entries is June 4, 2017.

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2017 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition entries due July 7th

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2017 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition
Call for Entries
Hosted by
Mary Tomás Gallery
1110 Dragon St.
Dallas, Texas 75207
Submission Deadline: Friday, July 7th
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 5th 5:30 pm8:30 pm
Creative Arts Center of Dallas is now accepting submissions for our 2017 Annual Juried Membership Exhibition. In this juried exhibition our panel will be looking for the most exceptional of member work in all mediums. CAC members are invited to submit up to three images of original 2D or 3D artworks created within the last two years for consideration. 
ELIGIBILITY: All persons with memberships valid through July 2017 are eligible to submit artwork. Entrants must be or become members of the Creative Arts Center of Dallas before submission. Entrants may become a member or renew current membership online (creativeartscenter.org

), via phone, or in person. A One (1) Year Individual Membership is $45 or $35 for Seniors, Educators, Students and Veterans.

ENTRY FEES: The entry fee is $45 for a maximum of three images per artist. This includes either three images detailing one piece of artwork, or three images of three different artworks. Entry fees must be paid online or by check no later than Friday, July 7th.
SUBMISSION CRITERIA: Work that does not comply with these requirements will not be accepted. CAC will not refund any membership or entry fees to those who have not complied with the submission guidelines.
1. Artwork submitted must be original works of art.
2. Artwork must have been produced within 24 months prior to the exhibition.
3. Artwork must not have been previously shown in any CAC related exhibitions.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
1. Create a CaFÉ™ profile. (callforentry.org)
2. Upload work samples into your CaFÉ™ Portfolio.
When your work samples are uploaded, they will be available for you to include in your applications. Your portfolio can store image files with the following requirements:
  • File format: JPEG only
  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
  • File size: 5 MB maximum
3. Apply to call and pay entry fee (or mail check to CAC office) before deadline.
***No late entries will be considered. Applications/Images will not be accepted in person.
 
For further information, please contact 
Andrea Blanco at ablanco@creativeartscenter.org or via phone (214) 320-1275.

Click here

to submit!

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Project Space Rentals | Hot and Sweaty call for entries at 500X

 

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Hot and Sweaty: The Open Show
Drop Off: June 3rd and 4th, 2-5pm
Entry fee- $10 per work; limit 6 entries per artist; Payment due at time of drop off
Works cannot be longer than 48″ on any side
500X staff will be on hand to assist in placing and hanging work. All work must have adequate hanging hardware, wire and/or D-rings. Works that are not fit for display will not be accepted. Pedestals are available first-come first-serve basis.
All media is accepted, however, video/sound/electronic works must have all equipment provided by the artist. 500X will take a 40% commission on all sales. All participating artist must sign the contract stipulating the full terms of exhibition in gallery.
Exhibition dates: June 10th – 25th, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10th, 7-10 pm
Pick up: June 25th 5-7pm; June 26th 5-7pm
500X Gallery   http://500x.org
500 Expositon Ave., Dallas, TX 75226

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Best of Texas Clay 2017 – Call deadline July 31

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Best of Texas Clay 2017  Call for Entries
The Best of Texas Clay is a biennial event sponsored by the Texas Pottery & Sculpture Guild (TPSG), it is open to artists residing in the State of Texas. For this year’s event, TPSG is committing a minimum of $1,600 in awards. Best in Show $1,000, First Runner Up $200, Second Runner Up $100, other awards $300. This year’s event will be hosted by Tarrant County College Northeast. Inquires may be made by email to info@tpsg.biz.

The juror for Best of Texas Clay 2017 is Melba Northum, an artist with thirty-seven years of expertise in ceramic sculpture and pottery with an active exhibition vita. Ms. Northum received a MFA in ceramics from the University of North Texas and her BFA in ceramics from Texas Tech University.

Ms. Northum has extensive teaching experience, including BFA & MFA ceramics programs at Texas Christian University, the University of Texas Arlington, University of North Texas, Tarrant County College, and Richland College.

Ms. Northum exhibits extensively in international, national, and regional venues, including work in the library collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Recent exhibitions include Broken Sugar, Fort Worth, Transience: Imperfect, Impermanent, Incomplete, Dallas and Oceans of the Unknown, at Cedar Valley College, Dallas.

Application Requirements:

  1. Must reside in the state of Texas.
  2. Application fee is $35 for TPSG members, $45 for non-members. Fees are non-refundable.
  3. Application and payment of fees will be accepted online only.
  4. Works must be original, created by the artist, the majority being clay.
  5. Pieces entered do not have to be for sale.
  6. TPSG will retain 20% of all sales.
  7. Artists are responsible for delivery of artwork to the exhibition site.
  8. Works cannot weigh more than 75 pounds and or be larger than 8’ x 8’.
  9. Artwork must be ready for installation when received. TPSG reserves the right to exclude work that present complex installation problems.
  10. Work may not be withdrawn from the exhibit before it’s completion.
  11. Work not retrieved by the pickup deadline will be donated to the Emergency Artists’ Support Leagueunless prior arrangements have been made.

The application may include up to three pieces. If your original application includes fewer than three pieces you may add to it before the deadline is passed. If more than three images are submitted, the first three will be used.

Preparation of Images for Entry:

  1. Images must be in JPEG format, 300 dpi and a maximum 1920 pixels on the longest side.
  2. File names must adhere to the following format, “Artist last name – first initial – title of the work.jpg”.
  3. Dimension of the artwork must be given in inches as height x width x depth.
  4. A brief description must be included with each image providing other relevant information such as materials used, firing process, etc. (a maximum of 100 characters)
Liability:

Every precaution will be taken in the handling of artwork. However, Tarrant County College Northeast and the Texas Pottery & Sculpture Guild are not responsible for loss or damage to any work of art. Artists are responsible for loss / damage to any work, and for insurance of artwork to, from and during the exhibit

Calendar:

Event / Activity: Date:
Exhibition dates September 4th – September 29th
Release prospectus May 1st
Entry deadline July 31st
Selection notification August 15th
Deliver artwork August 15th – September 1st
Exhibition installed September 3rd
Juror awards September 15th
Juror lecture September 15th
Opening / Artist reception September 15th
Show close September 29th
Return / retrieve artwork October 2nd – October 3rd
Click here if you would like to join TPSG

 

Click here to apply for Best of Texas Clay 2017

 

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Calling All Artists to Enter the DeSoto Art League Spring Show

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DeSoto Art League

Calling All Artists to Enter the DeSoto Art League Spring Show

Entry drop off is May 25th, noon to 5:00 pm and May 26th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

At the DeSoto City Center Atrium (211 E. Pleasant Run Rd. DeSoto 75115)

7 Categories including Student Entries

Judge will assign awards in each category plus Best of Show

Awards Reception in the Atrium June 1st, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Artwork must be picked up on July 28th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

$10 nonmembers, $5 DAL members, $3 Students

More than $2000 in cash prizes

Go to: http://desotoartleague.com/2017-spring-show-info/ for rules and details

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2017 Texas Biennial call for art – deadline May 31

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The Texas Biennial is an independent survey of contemporary art in Texas, founded to provide an exhibition opportunity open to all artists living and working in the state. The sixth edition of the Biennial will take place in the fall of 2017, with a series of exhibitions focused on relevant conversations around the state, and parallel programming at venues across the state.

The Texas Biennial has worked with many different curators and taken many approaches to selecting artists from the open call. This iteration will be led by Mexico City-based, independent curator Leslie Moody Castro as the TX★17 Curator and Artistic Director. Moody Castro will make individual selections from works entered. For the first time in the Biennial’s history, all artists selected from the Open Call will be awarded a stipend.

The Texas Biennial is open to all artists living and working in Texas. Artists attending Texas-based residency programs are eligible to apply, as long as the work was completed during the time spent in Texas. Artists living and working within 10 miles of a Texas border are also eligible to apply (Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Mexico).

http://texasbiennial.org/opencall.html

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VAGF at the ARTS Gallery of Collin College – call for entries

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VAGF Juried show in the ARTS Gallery of Collin College

(at Spring Creek campus) – Call for Artworks

VAGF is excited to provide members with an opportunity to exhibit their works in a juried art show. The show will be on the display at Spring Creek campus from July 27 through August 17. If interested, send artwork images (include title, medium, dimensions, and price) to exhibits@vagf.org (put Collin College in the subject line) by Sunday, June 18. Artworks submitted by May 14 will be considered for featuring in promotional materials.

The show will be juried by Dr. Letha Clair Robertson, Art Historian.

Timeline for the show
Submission: Sunday, June 18 (early submission May 14)
Notification of acceptance: July 1
Artworks delivery to the gallery: Thursday, July 20 from 9-5pm or Friday July 21 from 9-3pm
Reception: Thursday, July 27th from 4-7pm
Artworks Pickup: Friday August 18, from 9:00-3:00 pm or Saturday Aug 19 from 9:00-3:00

VAGF will retain 30% commission for all sales generated during the event.

All submitted works should be ready-to-hang with wire taut at the upper fourth of the frame. Saw hook hanging will not be accepted. All works on 1/2” canvases should be framed. All the works on 1”to 2” canvases need to have neatly painted edges if not framed.

For more about VAGF (and to join) see https://vagf.org

The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Regular gallery hours are: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m-3 p.m., Friday-Saturday.

For more information about this or other exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Julie Shipp at 972.516.5070 or jshipp@collin.edu . THE ARTS gallery webpage is www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery .

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VAGF ArtRageous 2017 deadline June 1

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This is a call for all artists to submit their artworks for our upcoming summer show titled ArtRageous 2017 to be held from June 21 through July 15, 2017.

Entries will be accepted in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Photography Mixed Media, and Sculpture. Subject matter is open. All works should be artist’s original creation. Prints of originals are not accepted. If interested, send completed Submission form with up to 3 images of your artworks as JPEG to exhibits@vagf.org for consideration by Thursday, June 1. Please include dimensions, medium, title and sale price for each submitted artwork. Please make sure that the work shall not have previously been exhibited in a VAGF Show.

You will be notified of acceptance into the show by Monday, June 12. Accepted works must be delivered at the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N Dallas Parkway, Frisco TX 75034 on the Take In date and time.
For more information see https://vagf.org/2017/04/11/27224/

Timeline for the show
Submission: Thursday, June 1
Acceptance: Monday, June 12
Take-in: Sunday, June 18, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 25, 6:00-8:00 PM
Take-down: Sunday, July 16, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Entry Fee
Show is free for VAGF members. Non-members fee is $30. Join VAGF now for only $35 to receive members benefits throughout the year of 2017. https://vagf.org/membership/

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More calls for artists around Texas

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Harvest Moon – Festival of the Arts 2017 Granbury, Texas
DEADLINE: 8/21/2017

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 10/21/2017 – 10/22/2017

A Friendly, Beautiful, Charming, Small Town That Supports The Arts In A Big Way……
Working closely with the Granbury Arts Alliance, the Historic Granbury Merchant’s Association has given full support and commitment to this 39 year old popular arts festival showcasing fine and contemporay craft artisan made works.

We are looking for 80 to 90 artists with unique and diverse works to partner with us in this celebration of the arts in our vibrant, historic downtown square!

Along with the amazing works of art all around the square, there will be featured an interactive arts area for all ages, in addition to fantastic food and local musicians!

Artists will be welcomed with a complimentary Wine and Cheese reception on Saturday evening from 7:30 to 9pm after you close your booth.

The Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts promises to be a weekend full of Artful adventure!!!
Please consider joining us and start creating!

Festival Chairperson   Cynthia James
Historic Merchant Coordinator Brenda Hyde


 

For artist opportunities at local craft shows see http://www.dfwcraftshows.com/

 


 

Name of Call: San Pedro Creek Pre-Qualified List of Artists, San Antonio, Texas

Budget: $1,000,000
Deadline: 6/30/17

The design of the San Pedro Creek Culture Park (Park) will radically change the current experience of the creek. In addition to providing enhanced flood control and revitalizing the natural habitat, the Park will also reconnect the community to the water through the creation of a world class linear park that reflects the unique culture of Bexar County. To that end, the San Antonio River Authority (SARA), working collaboratively with Bexar County and the City of San Antonio, seeks exceptional emerging and established public artists working in a variety of media and artistic approaches for its Pre-Qualified List of Artists (List).


Name of Call: Two Indoor Mural Commissions in Spring, TX for The Kroger Co.

Budget: $9,000
Deadline: 5/31/17

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: Two Indoor Mural Commissions in Spring, TX for The Kroger Co. Houston Arts Alliance on behalf of The Kroger Co.

Deadline: Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 11:59 p.m. (CST) Artist Commission: $9,000 Eligibility: Open to all artists in the Greater Houston area. Priority is given to artists with a connection to the community in which the store resides. Entry Fee: Free

To submit, visit https://houstonartsalliance.submittable.com/submit


Name of Call: Cedar Park Sculpture Garden, Texas – Call for Entries

Budget: $400
Deadline: 6/5/17

The City of Cedar Park Arts Advisory Board would like to invite you to become an exciting part of Cedar Park by submitting your work for a year-long period of display in the Cedar Park Community Sculpture Garden. Additional information and an application can be found here: cedarparktexas.gov/sculpturegarden


 

Twin Falls Park Project Honoring Artist Arthello Beck
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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
City: Dallas
State: Texas
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 6/1/17

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from artists for consideration to design, fabricate and install a free-standing, outdoor public artwork that will be a tribute to the life and work of Dallas artist Arthello Beck, Jr.

Arthello Beck, Jr., Dallas African-American artist, was born in Dallas on July 17, 1941. He was the first African American to own and operate an art gallery in Dallas. Arthello believed his art was a means of communication, a vital therapeutic form of expression for the young and old. His paintings reflected positive images of African-American people and culture; congregations at river baptisms, ladies at a beauty shop, children learning, sports scenes and dads reading to their babies are just some of the everyday scenes Beck captured on canvas.

Artwork should create a space or environment that invites community interaction with the artwork and incorporates themes central to Arthello Beck’s work.  Themes include references to positive African American experiences appropriate for children and adults in the surrounding neighborhoods. The Project Budget is $81,488.


 

Navasota Artist in Residency Fall 2017
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Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: International
City: Navasota
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 8/14/2017 – 2/12/2018
Entry Deadline: 6/11/17

The City of Navasota and The Arts Council of Brazos Valley invite artists to apply for a six month residency in Navasota, Texas! The Artists in Residence will have an opportunity to live, work, and exhibit in the historic Horlock Home in Navasota, Texas, which includes living and studio space for each of the three selected artists as well as a retail gallery space. The residency period is six (6) months from mid-August 2017 to mid-February 2018.

The City of Navasota will provide amenities including living/studio space, retail gallery space, internet, cable, and utilities free of charge to selected artists with the purpose of providing artists the


 

Asian American Monument
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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
City: Albuquerque
State: New Mexico
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 6/2/17

The Asian American Monument Committee of New Mexico requests artists or artists’ teams to submit qualifications for designing a public art sculpture in honor of the landmark civil rights ruling from Territory v Yee Shun (1882).  The site for the sculpture is the urban environment in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Second Judicial District Courthouse.  The budget for the project is $265,000 Eligible artist or artist teams must reside in the United States.


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Crossing Borders postcard show

San Antonio. Deadline to enter: June 1, 2017 (works must be received by this date)

The Cat Art Show

Houston. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, June 6th.

TPS National Photography Award

Houston. Entries due June 23, 2017

photographic call for entry “black/white”

Johnson City. Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme “black/white” to A Smith Gallery by June 19, 2017

Open Call for National and International Artists

Blue Star Gallery in San Antonio. Application Period April 1 – May 31, 2017

 

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Fall 2017 Cottonwood Art Festival call for artists

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Cottonwood Art Festival Fall 2017Richardson, Texas
OPEN DATE: 5/9/2017
DEADLINE: 6/23/2017

Fee (Cottonwood Application Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 10/7/2017 – 10/8/2017

Cottonwood Art Festival is located in Richardson, Texas where artists exhibit their work among towering oaks with lakeside beauty. This award winning event has been ranked one of the best fine art festivals in the nation and continues to uphold its extraordinary reputation as a first rate show. 2017 marks the 48th anniversary for this extraordinary event. Sponsored by The City of Richardson, Cottonwood Art Festival is a showcase for a large variety of fine art and fine craft and provides our patrons with the opportunity to meet and talk with the artist who created the work. Live entertainment, a Friday night gala for the artists and guests, a children’s art area and much more round out this perfect weekend in the park!

http://www.cottonwoodartfestival.com/

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FWCAC: June Gallery Call for Texas Artists Coalition Members (TAC)

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The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is proud to present a special invitation to active members of the Texas Artists Coalition (TAC) to exhibit their artwork in our galleries during this upcoming June. All active members of the TAC are encouraged to send submissions. Both 2-D and 3-D works in all mediums are welcome. For consideration, please e-mail high resolution image files of your work with the dimensions of each piece. If selected, a $5 entry fee per artwork is required for participation in the show. Please e-mail your submissions to Kim Nguyen at knguyen@artscouncilfw.org.

This exhibition opportunity is only open for active TAC members and limited space is available. The Texas Artists Coalition offers various benefits to support the development of all artists in its membership program including peer reviews, juried exhibitions, workshops and discounts. For more information on joining the TAC or renewing your membership, please click here to go to the TAC website.

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TVAA’s Black & Light call for entries

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June 1 – 30, 2017

Reception, Sunday June 4, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

TVAA Downtown Gallery Plaza of the Americas – Suite G-207 700 N Pearl PO Box 347 Dallas, Texas 75201 tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com

Black & Light celebrates the beauty of darkness, light, and the contrasts they create.

These universal opposites reveal each other’s beauty, such as the silhouettes and dramatic lighting in a photograph, the abstractions and illusions of light in a painted work, and even literal light manipulation in a three dimensional work. Artists are invited to submit work in any medium to explore and reveal the beauty of black, light, shadow, and luminosity through personal interpretation. The use of black in artwork is highly encouraged, though not required. The uses of LEDs and other physical sources of light in a piece are also welcome. All media welcome.

Please submit up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side) to Curator Kathleen Ramirez by MAY 21st @ thegemlord@yahoo.com Phone: 210-792-9870 Email: thegemlord@yahoo.com

Prospectus: PDF

CALENDAR:

  • Jpgs due to curator: May 21
  • Acceptance Notifications sent: May 24
  • Deliver work to Gallery: May 31 10 am – 1 pm
  • Hanging: May 31 1 pm – 4 pm
  • Gallery opens to public: June 1
  • Reception: June 4 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Pick up: June 30 10 am – 1 pm

Eligibility: This show is open to TVAA members and non-members. Entry Fee: $5.00 per entry for TVAA members; $10 per entry for non-members. Pay at time of delivery. Do not send in mail.

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2017 62nd Annual IAA Members Juried Exhibit call for entries

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IAA sponsors a juried show annual for its members — this year is the 62nd. Location: both the East and West Galleries at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Awards this year have been increased to $2,000.

PROSPECTUS: IAA2017MembersJuriedExhibitProspectus

Early Online Registration Form and Payment (deadline May 25)

JUROR: Misty Oliver Foster

Both online entries and those brought on Intake Day will be accepted. Entering online will be $25 – a $5 discount. Deadline for early online registration is May 25 and images are optional, Intake day is Saturday, May 27, 10am – 2pm. Registration fee for artwork submitted on intake day is $30. Those members who have registered previously online will deliver their work too.

As in prior years, we will have a Challenge Award for a special theme. This year it’s Birds, and participation is optional. Challenge contenders will also be judged within the media categories and will be invited to participate in the IAA Winners Exhibit traveling to the Irving Arts Center in July.

  • Must be an IAA member for the 2016-2017 or 2017-2018 dues year. If you haven’t paid your dues, click here.

 


 

CALENDAR:

Thursday, May 25, 2017 – Online entry deadline

Saturday, May 27, 2017 10am – 2pm – Deliver artwork (for work entered previously online & also for registration at intake)

Sunday, May 28 1-4pm – Pick up work juried out

Sunday, June 11 – Reception & Awards: 2-4pm

Saturday, June 24 – Strike Date 10am – 2pm

July 15 – August 27 IAA Winners Exhibit at the Irving Art Center’s Dupree Lobby, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062 (62nd Challenge entries will be included)

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4th Artspace111 entries due May 31

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4th Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition

Call For Submissions Now Open!

Deadline May 31, 2017

Artspace111 is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for the 4th Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition, juried by Shirley Reece-Hughes, a Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The competition includes eligibility for 2D and 3D artwork. The exhibition will be open June 23rd through July 22nd with an opening reception on the evening of June 23rd. Due date for entries isMay 31st. Contemporary 2D and 3D works that follow the requirements detailed in the prospectus are accepted. Over $2000 will be awarded to the best works in show, and the first prize will include the opportunity to exhibit at Artspace111 in a separate solo or group show in 2017 – 2018.

 

Click Here For To Enter The 4th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition

Schedule

  • Due Date / Deadline for online submissions – May 31
  • Juror Deliberation – June 1 – (Approx.) June 8
  • Notification of Acceptance – (Approx.) June 8 (By email and on the Café site)
  • Shipping/Receiving – (Approx.) June 8 – June 19 (Shipping information will be shared with accepted artists with notification of acceptance email)
  • Hand Delivery Drop Off – (Approx.) June 8 – June 19 (During Artspace111 open hours, Tues – Fri 10-5pm and Sat 10-3pm)
  • Exhibition On Display– June 23 – July 22
  • Opening Reception – June 23, 5:00p to 8:30p
  • Shipped Return – July 23 – 28
  • Hand Delivery Pickup – July 23 – 28
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As the top prize winner of the 3rd Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Marilyn Waligore’s artwork (shown above) is currently on display at Artspace111 in the Still Life Group Exhibition through March 18th.

 

Artspace111 is dedicated to its vital role in the city of Fort Worth, and to making contemporary art approachable to individuals of all ages. With its sculpture and distinctive architectural character, the gallery offers a striking setting to host corporate and private events, and is also available for tours and other social gatherings.
Artspace111 is located east of Downtown Fort Worth at Hampton Street and Weatherford. The gallery is open Tuesday to Friday, 10 – 5 pm and Saturday 10 – 3. To schedule a private viewing, contact Margery Gossett or William Grella by calling 817.692.3228 or emailing art@artspace111.com.

 

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First Annual National Juried Exhibition 2017 – Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art

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Call for Artists

Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art
First Annual National Juried Exhibition 2017
Deadline to enter 8/18/17
Entry Fee: $50.00
$10,000.00 Awarded to Best of Show
Juror: Alyssa Monks
Exhibition opens October 6 and closes December 29, 2017.
Visit http://www.wmoca.org to enter.

This is our inaugural exhibit to kick off the grand opening of the new Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art. All artists residing in the US, at least 18 years of age, are eligible to enter. All mediums are accepted, with the exception of video and computer generated works. Artists can enter by visiting wmoca.org, click on the Exhibitions tab, then Call for Artists.
We are honored to have Alyssa Monks as juror of our first exhibit. Alyssa is a master of contemporary realism, sits on the Board of Trustees for the New York Academy of Art, and was recently named in the top 30 most influential female artists of our time. She will perform the final judging in person, announcing the Best of Show, the evening of October 7, 2017.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact me at info@wmaoca.org.
http://www.wmoca.org

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Craighead Green Gallery: New Texas Talent XXIV call for artists

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Texas Talent is designed to introduce and promote emerging visual artists in the commercial market. Each year hundreds of images are submitted for review. The juror then selects artists to participate in the New Texas Talent exhibition. Through their participation in the show, some artists have been offered representation by galleries and/or have been extended invitations for inclusion in future exhibitions. The exhibition and its participants have also received media exposure in such publications as D Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, The Observer and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, A+C Magazine and many others.

Call for Entries – New Texas Talent XXIV

Prospectus at http://www.craigheadgreen.com/newtalent_2017_live.htm
Submission Deadline June 2, 2017
Exhibition Opens August 5, 2017
Craighead-Green Gallery, Dragon Street, Dallas, TX
2017 Juror: Katherine Wagner | CEO of Business Council for the Arts

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Chisholm Trail Western Art Show entries due June 1

Chisolm Trail Western 2017

1st Annual Chisholm Trail Art Show & Sale
July 1, 2017 through August 15, 2017
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Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum
1522 E. Highway 82
Nocona, Texas 76255

The Chisholm Trail Art Association in conjunction with Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum proudly sponsor the 1st Annual Chisholm Trail Western Art Show & Sale.  This juried art show kicks off this year, the 150th Anniversary of the famous Chisholm Trail.  The judge for our show is noted Texas Watercolorist and Western Artist, Randy Meador.

Cash Prizes will be awarded for Best of Show and Best Chisholm Trail Theme in addition to First Place in Category.  Nonrefundable entry fee for Adult Submission is $35 per entry, limited to two entries per category per artist; Entry fee for Youth Category is $10 per entry, limited to two entries per artist.  (Members in good standing with CTAA enjoy discounted entry fee of $25 per entry, limited to two entries per category per artist)

  • 3-D stand-alone Sculpture (metal, pottery, glass, etc)
  • Digital art / Photography
  • Painting (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, guache, mixed media, etc. on canvas, board or paper)
  • Drawing (charcoal, graphite, pen & ink)
  • Hanging Miscellaneous (hanging fabric, tapestry, glass, metal, clay, etc)
  • Youth Division (under 18 years of age – all individual categories included)

To download a Prospectus and Entry Form, simply click here.  Or for more information, please contact Committee Chairman, Jack Milchanowski at (940) 872-5485 or via email at jmilchanowski@gmail.com.

Important dates are as follows:

  • June 1st – Deadline for Submission of Entries to Jack Milchanowski, Committee Chairman
  • June 15th – Artists Will Be Notified of Acceptance Into the Show
  • June 23rd & 24th – Accepted Artwork Can Be Hand-Delivered at Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum
  • June 26th – Final day for Accepted Artwork to be Delivered via Shipment to Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum
  • July 1st – Opening Night Reception for Artists (5pm to 7pm) at Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum
  • August 15th – Final Day of Show – Artwork available for pickup; beginning return shipments

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Solo Show[Down] ($2,250 and Solo Show in Prizes) deadline May 15

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FORT WORTH COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER IS PROUD TO PRESENT: Solo Show[Down]

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – May 15, 2017

EXHIBITION DATES: July 7 – July 30, 2017 RECEPTION: Friday, July 7 2017

CALL TO ARTISTS: International call to artists over the age of 18, open to all disciplines with no theme. All medias including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and digital art. The Solo Show[Down] will occur in our premier, 3000 square foot, Front Gallery at The Arts Center. All artwork must be original and must not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person.

PRIZES:

·         Grand Prize Winner: Solo Show in our Main Gallery at Art7, a storefront gallery located on Crockett St. in Fort Worth’s bustling 7th Street area. The Grand Prize winner will also receive a honorarium of $2000.

·         Runners Up: A group exhibition occurring simultaneously as the solo show in the Back section of the Art7 Gallery.

·         People’s Choice: Single artist who receives the most likes on Facebook will receive a cash prize of $250.

ABOUT THE JUROR: Jennifer Casler Price has held the position of curator for Asian and non-Western art at the Kimbell Art Museum since 1993. During her tenure, she has curated over 20 exhibitions covering a diverse range in subject matter including Buddhist sculpture, Chinese antiquities, Japanese ukiyo-e painting, Tibetan Esoteric Buddhist painting, Mughal painting, African sculpture, Oceanic art, Maya art, and most recently a retrospective exhibition on the architect of the Kimbell, Louis I. Kahn. As a curator she has traveled widely – to China, Japan, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Turkey, Cuba and Peru. She has also juried exhibitions for the Dallas Business Committee for the Arts, the San Antonio Art Museum League and the Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival. Jennifer has been a commissioner on the Fort Worth Public Art Commission since October 2014 and currently serves as Chair of the Commission. She has been a member of the Association of American Museum Curators (AAMC) since its founding in 2001.

ABOUT US: Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the FWCAC is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth. When, in 2002, the Modern moved down the street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the FWCAC, provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations through our competitive and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program.

SUBMISSION: Work will be juried from images submitted only through the gallery’s online submission. $25 submission fee for up to three pieces. Each additional submission will be $5 each.  Artists who are aiming for the grand prize are encouraged to submit as many as possible. Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size as 3MB. Do not use spaces or special characters (!@$, etc) in image file names. Video and audio files can be submitted through links. FWCAC reserves the right to reject inaccurately represented work, or incomplete submission.

PRESENTATION: Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted) and ready for hanging. D-rings should be used for heavy works, wires for works under 5lbs. Drawings, prints, watercolors and pastels on paper must be under Plexiglass. 

SALES: All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary. 25% of proceeds from sales will go to FWCAC and the remainder to the artists. 

RECEIVING: Hand-delivered and shipped work must arrive between June 15 and June 30, 2017. Substitutions and late arriving work will not be exhibited. Work must remain for the duration of exhibition. 

DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted before midnight (CMT) on May 15, 2017. FWCAC will notify accepted applicants only by June 1, 2017. 

SHIPMENT: All shipped work must have a returned mailing label included and must arrive in a package that can be reused for the return shipment. 

REMOVAL: All hand delivered work must be picked up from gallery on July 1st, 2017 between 9:00am – 5:00pm. Works not removed on these days will be placed in storage and released at gallery’s convenience. 

IMPORTANT DATES:

·         May 15, 2017 – Deadline for submission

·         June 1, 2017 – Notifications emailed to artists

·         June 20th – June 30th, 2017 – Delivery of artwork

·         July 7, 2017 – Opening Reception, 6 -9 pm

·         July 31, 2017Closing

·         August 1, 2017 – Show comes down, pick up or repacked for return shipment

USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted may be used for non-commercial, marketing or promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to:

Jonathan Mark Levy, Program and Exhibition Manager

1300 Gendy Street

Fort Worth, TX,  76107

direct: 817.298.3021

jlevy@artscouncilfw.org

LIABILITY: This document represents a contract between the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and the person(s) named on this document. Acceptance of this contract is a specific acceptance of the terms listed. Objects exhibited in the FWCAC will be given great care. Unless the artist wishes to provide his/her own insurance coverage, the FWCAC will insure all exhibitions under its existing insurance policy, which covers up to $500,000, against all risks of physical loss or damage while on the premises during the period of the exhibition. If the exhibitor(s) wish to provide his/her own insurance, such actions constitute the release of the FWCAC from any liability in connection with the exhibition. Coverage is not authorized past the exhibition and artwork may not be stored at the FWCAC unless prior arrangements have been made. The FWCAC allows visitors to photograph works of art. Artists are required to contribute 25% from work sold in the exhibition. By submitting your artwork, you are agreeing to the terms above.

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