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Dia de los Muertos call for art at Artes de la Rosa



Día de los Muertos

Artes de la Rosa is proud to present Dia de los Muertos Festival at the Rose Marine Theater. The celebration will commence on Saturday November 1st, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. This FREE outdoor event will celebrate and honor El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)with live folkloric music, dance, pan de muertos, ofrendas, and a drum procession from Marine Park to the Rose Marine Plaza. Members of the community are encouraged to shop through art and food vendors and even get their face painted.

940DDLM ART SHOW – call for artists

It’s time again for the annual Día de los Muertos Art Show at Artes de la Rosa at the Rose Marine Theater.  The atmosphere is always rich with traditional images such as calaveras (skulls), marigolds, and portraits of the departed. Show us! This exhibit is being curated by Ramiro Rosas.


To submit, simply deliver your work to our gallery

Artwork delivery dates & times: October 20th – 29th;  1:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Last day to deliver artwork: October 29th

1440 N. Main St.  · Fort Worth, TX 76106

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ART7 Juried Regional Art Exhibitions deadline extended to Oct. 19

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ART7 Gallery: Call for Artists

Juried Regional Group Exhibition

Deadline for Entry: October 19th, 2014

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

ART7 welcomes submissions from artists in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Arkansas. Submissions will be juried by Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s Exhibition Advisory Panel. Accepted submissions will be included in a pool of artists from which there will be 6 group exhibitions, each lasting 8 weeks. Each accepted entry is guaranteed at least one piece in one show.

Artwork must be original. Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, and mixed media qualify for entry. Artwork must be no larger than 48 inches in any direction. Artists may submit up to 10 images. Non-refundable fee of $40.

Prospectus and to submit

Questions? Contact Elaine Taylor at 817.298.3021 or

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TAG Youth Show call for art

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The annual Trinity Arts Guild Youth Show Goes up in November at the TAG gallery in Bedford.  We accept artwork from any school age child whether they are in public, private or home school. We are pleased to be able to offer 2 – $500.00 Scholarships again this year. The prospectus is available at the Asel Art Stores, many of the local libraries and at our website

Entries must be original work completed since Sept. 1, 2012. Copies, kits, molds will not be accepted. No work previously entered in a TAG youth exhibit will be accepted. Artwork done in class by the student is acceptable if the teacher did not assist the student to complete the work. All work must be done by the student.

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CAN you give thanks? Call for Thanksgiving themed can sculpture


Nov 11-23 – CAN you give thanks? – canned goods sculpture show/food drive

Create a canned goods sculpture as a group and be eligible to win a pizza party for up to 25 people!

To sign up your group, troop, or class to create a sculpture in the Frisco Art Gallery for this two week show, please read the guidelines and submit the form HERE by October 25 to:

Frisco Arts wants to give back to the community with an innovative art exhibition, Nov. 9-23, 2014 in the Frisco Art Gallery benefiting Frisco Family Services. Local artists, classes, groups, businesses, and organizations are invited to design and donate a three-dimensional sculpture constructed out of traditional Thanksgiving,same-kind canned goods. At the end of the exhibition, cans will be delivered to Frisco Family Services. The most creative sculpture will win a pizza party for up to 25 people.

Reception and Awards: All artists and any friends are welcome to attend the FREE “CAN You Give Thanks?” mid-show reception and awards from 7-9PM on Wed, November 12, at the Frisco Art Gallery.

For more details and an entry form, please see:

Entry form is DUE: Oct 25th, 2014.

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


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“Veteran’s and Their Art” Oct. 15 deadline

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Time is running out! Veterans and Their Art – LAST CALL for Artists!   Submit entries by Oct. 15, 2014

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

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


Entry forms can be obtained at or at Keller Town Hall and must be returned by Oct. 15, 2014. The number of pieces to submit will be determined by the number of artists participating. This is a free event. Please contact or 817-743-4000

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TVAA’s Dia de los Muertos entries due Oct. 20


Call for Art: TVAA Downtown Gallery

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

November 3 – 28, 2014

November 1st and 2nd are the Days of the Dead, celebrated in Mexico, Latin America, and most places where there are Latino populations. The holiday combines Aztec tradition and the Catholic observance of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. The belief is that the dead will be offended by sadness and grieving, so the festivities honor them with joy by providing things for their spirits that they enjoyed in life. For this show, artists are invited to submit art based on the traditions surrounding El Dia de los Muertos.

Please submit up to three images (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1000 pixels on longest side) to Curator Jenny Keller by midnight on October 20, 2014. All mediums welcome.

Curator:  Jenny Keller

Phone:       214-727-8148



Jpgs due to curator: October 20

Acceptance Notifications sent: October 25

Deliver work to Gallery: October 30 10 am – 1 pm

Hanging: October 30   1 pm – 4 pm

Gallery opens to public: November 3

Reception: November 23   2 pm – 4 pm

Pick up: November 28 10 am – 1 pm

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PrintAustin call for artists


PrintAustin will be held from January 15 to February 15, 2015. Our second annual print fest is a month-long event celebrating the art of original printmaking, educating the public about the traditions of printmaking as well as showcasing the innovations of the contemporary approach.

PrintAustin has three open calls. All three exhibits will be hosted by Big Medium Gallery at Canopy, 916 Springdale Road, Austin, TX. Be sure to join our mailing list or our Facebook page to stay on top of PrintAustin news, including any updates on the calls.


The Contemporary Print

Jurors Kathryn Polk and Kevin McNamee-Tweed. Cost, $35 for up to three entries. Deadline to enter, November 9, 2014. Opening reception: Jan. 17, 6-9 pm. Register here through CaFE.

PDF of call:
PrintAustin CFE Contemporary Print 2015


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DALLAS ART BEE 2014 Oct. 19


FIFTH WHEEL MEDIA, LLC is organizing the DALLAS ART BEE 2014, happening on 19th OCTOBER at the Frisco Discovery Center. This is a juried competition for kids aged 12 and under. For registration and more info, please write to, or visit

Check-in / Registration Time:  1 PM – 2 PM Central

  • Art Contest:  2:30 -4 PM Central

  • Selection by Jury:  4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Central

  • Award Ceremony:  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Central

Medium Allowed:  Oil Pastels ONLY. Oil, water or acrylic paints will NOT be allowed.

Surface for creating art:  Canvas – white, size 11″ x 14″

Each contestant will receive one canvas (included in registration fee) once they check-in at the venue. Contestants must bring their own oil pastels, along with pencils and erasers. Limited quantities of these items will be available at the venue for purchase.



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Joyce Elaine Grant Juried Photography Exhibition deadline Oct. 27


14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Juried Photography Exhibition applications are now being accepted online at

Juror is April Watson, Curator of Photography at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.



Ms. Watson encourages submissions that either explore and push the boundaries of everyday perception, or provide a fresh, unusual perspective on a subject. Photographers from throughout the United States are invited to submit entries for the exhibition. The exhibition will be on view to the public at the Texas Woman’s University Fine Arts Gallery February 11 through March 13, 2015.


Slideroom entries must be received by: Monday, October 27, 2014.
Artists Notification sent: December 8, 2014.

Work received at gallery by: January 30, 2015.

Exhibition Dates: February 11 – March 13, 2015.

There are two applications to choose from:

Basic Application allows an artist to submit 1-5 images for $35.00.
Expanded Application allows an artist to submit 1-10 images for $60.00.
Questions or comments can be directed to: Allison Jarek, Exhibition Coordinator /

See or click this link.



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GAVA call for art


Gainesville Area Visual Arts, Inc. (GAVA)  

Entry dates: October 4&5, 10am-2pm

Fee:  $5 for GAVA members, $8 for non-members

THEME: Reflections

Hanging: October 6

Jurying: October 7 or 8

Reception: October 10, 5-8:30pm

Closing: October 24

Prizes: Theme prize, $150

First Prize, $100; Second, $75; Third, $50;

People’s Choice, $40

For full prospectus go to



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Artist Call for Voertman’s Gallery – deadline Oct. 18


ARTISTS’ CALL: The Art Connect with Voertman’s Gallery in Denton is looking for you for a show in November! All disciplines of visual art are invited to submit!

Interested? Send us an email with no more than or less than 3 to 5 high-quality images. 1 image per artwork. Include with each image, TITLE, DIMENSIONS, MATERIAL/MEDIUM, and a SUGGESTED PRICE.

The deadline to submit is NO LATER THAN 12AM October 18th! Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. So show us what you’ve got and don’t put it off until it’s too late!

Email to:

(NOTE: No Entry Fee Required!)

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Material Matters deadline Oct. 12


Material Matters is a international juried exhibition that explores the concept of experimentation within diverse materials/mediums as platforms for dialogue and critique surrounding culture and society. Materials and concepts used and addressed are open to the artist’s interpretation. Sponsored by Woca Projects in Fort Worth.

Material Matters

October 31-December 6, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, October 31, 2014 6-8:30 p.m.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 12 midnight

Notification: October 13, 2014

Prospectus: Click here 


Artists above the age of 18 are eligible to apply. Artists of all backgrounds (i.e., race and gender) are eligible to apply and will be considered for the exhibition.

Submission fee: $35 for up to 3 images

Juror Erin Cluley, Owner & Director of Erin Cluley Gallery, Dallas, Texas


About Juror

Erin Cluley is the owner and director of Erin Cluley Gallery in Dallas, Texas, a contemporary art gallery exhibiting emerging and mid-career artists from Dallas and the United States. Erin served as the Director of Exhibitions at Dallas Contemporary from 2009 – 2014 where she worked on the production of exhibitions by Zoe Crosher, Gabriel Dawe, K8 Hardy, Georg Herold, Aaron Parazette, Richard Phillips, John Pomara, Rob Pruitt, Jennifer Rubell, Julian Schnabel, Juergen Teller, Walter Van Beirendonck, Inez & Vinoodh, Erwin Wurm and others.  Erin Cluley also worked with artists and their crews producing murals by Shepard Fairey, Soner, JMR, Sourgrapes, Faile, Michael Sieben and JR.

Click here to enter your submission for “Material Matters” or go to the EntryThingy tab on our website and select “Material Matters”


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PAA Gallery 2014 Anniversary Exhibit call for artists – new deadline Oct. 8


Plano Art Association Gallery’s

2014 Anniversary October Exhibit


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

We are now accepting entries for our October exhibit 

Participants must be a Member of Plano Art Association

Membership may be obtained at time of entry

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


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


File Submissions  Must be received by: Oct 1st 7 p.m. – 


a) Images must be JPG

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

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

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

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

Submit to:

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

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


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

Artist Entry Form

Deadline: Oct 1st.2014  by 7 p.m







City:                                       Zip Code:                                         County:


Telephone Contact                                   E-mail:



Application Checklist: check each box to verify entry

[ ]        Digital images  – submitted to:

[ ]        Completed Artist Entry Form

[ ]        Paid Entry Fee

[  ]       Membership





Medium- Price




JPEG Filename(s):Title:



JPEG Filename(s):Title:



JPEG Filename(s):Title:




___________________________________                          ___________________

Signature:                                                                           Date:

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

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

Looking forward to  your work

Board of directors

 Plano Art Association

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ART7 Gallery: Call for Artists in Group Exhibitions


ART7 Call for Artists Juried Regional Group Exhibition

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

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


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

ART7 welcomes submissions from artists in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Arkansas. Submissions will be juried by Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s Exhibition Advisory Panel. Accepted submissions will be included in a pool of artists from which there will be 6 group exhibitions, each lasting 8 weeks. Each accepted entry is guaranteed at least one piece in one show.

Artwork must be original. Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, and mixed media qualify for entry. Artwork must be no larger than 48 inches in any direction. Artists may submit up to 10 images. Non-refundable fee of $40.


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Dallas Call for Emerging Artists for Public Art Projects




DALLAS:  The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs has issued a call for emerging artists interested in working on new public art commissions. Up to fifty artists living within a 150 mile radius of Dallas will be selected for an Emerging Artist Pre-Qualified List.  Emerging artists will be eligible for public art commissions of up to $50,000. Projects will be in parks, street right-of-ways, water utilities locations, and other public locations in 2015-2016. The Emerging Artist Pre-Qualified List will be maintained for two years from the date of selection. The deadline for submitting materials is October 30, 2014.

Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements and are requested to create a free account and submit materials online via Call for Entry at

The Call for Artists – Emerging Artists Pre-Qualified List is open to all artists with little or no experience with public art commissions. Applicants may work in any medium, have created a documented body of artistic work, and must demonstrate professional experience with an art exhibition, project, installation or event that was open to the public. All emerging artists must be committed to the creation of art in public places and be able and willing to work collaboratively with other artists, designers, architects, engineers, fabricators, city officials and staff. Undergraduate students enrolled in a college or university program at the time of application are not eligible.

Questions should be submitted to Drema Chávez, Public Art Coordinator, 214-670-3284 or by email at  Additional information about the City of Dallas Public Art Program is available at

About The Public Art Program

The Public Art Program works to enrich the quality of life for the citizens of Dallas and enhance the cultural appeal of the City to visitors by overseeing the integration of high-quality visual art into public spaces. The Program provides opportunities for local and regional artists as well as visual artists from around the globe through commissions of works of public art. The program also supports donations of public art to the City of Dallas that are subject to a review process for acceptance that includes members of the Public Art Committee and the Cultural Affairs Commission. The Public Art Program is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.

About the Office of Cultural Affairs

The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) provides opportunities for all Dallas citizens and visitors to have access to the arts and the means of cultural expression. The Office of Cultural Affairs works with its citizen advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Commission, to foster the development of the cultural system in Dallas. OCA provides a variety of programs and services, including the management and operations of seven cultural facilities, a public art program, cultural funding programs and WRR Radio. More information on the Office of Cultural Affairs’ programs can be found on its website at


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7522-Pix: The Deep Ellum Photo Challenge

Calling all photographers! We’re kicking off photography month at the gallery, and want your photos of Deep Ellum for our next exhibit.

Here’s how the challenge works:

Sign-up at Kettle: any of the following days/times: Thursday, September 25, 7-10pm; Friday, September 26, 7-10pm; or Saturday, September 27, 2-10pm.

Mission: Capture Deep Ellum in one definitive image, shot at anytime between Thursday, September 25 through Sunday, September 28.

Device: Any of your choice, including DSLR, 35mm, Holga, Polaroid, point-and-shoot, cell phone (Instagram, etc.)

Submission: Drop off one image, printed in any size up to 18×24, on any medium, at Kettle on Monday evening, 7-9pm. Framing and matting are encouraged, but not required.

Judging: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded by a jury of professional photographers.

Exhibit: Opening reception on Thursday, October 2, 7-10pm. The exhibit runs through Saturday, October 11.
Paula Harris

Marketing Director
972-834-6964Kettle Art Gallery

Deep in the Art of Ellum
2650-B Main Street
Dallas, TX 75226
Founded in historic Deep Ellum in 2005, Kettle Art Gallery is committed to nurturing emerging and mid-career North Texas visual artists.
Over the years, Kettle has been the recipient of numerous awards and designations including: USA Today’s 10 Best Art Galleries in Dallas; Dallas Observer’s Readers’ Choice for Best Art Gallery; and Dallas A-List’s Best Art Gallery. National, regional, and online publication mentions include:

 Juxtapoz, USA Today, ArtPlace America, Art News, Glasstire, Southern Living, Dallas Morning News, Art&Seek, Modern Luxury, D Magazine, Dallas Observer, CultureMap, CraveDFW, Dallas Voice, You+Dallas, and Central Track. 

In September 2014, Kettle Art’s founder Frank Campagna was named one of “The Dallas 40″, a list recognizing Dallas citizens who have made a remarkable impact on the city, in celebration of D Magazine’s 40th anniversary.


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Bastrop Art in Public Places

City of Bastrop, Texas

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

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

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

2014/2015 Call for Entries

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



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

February 1, 2015: Notification of Acceptance

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

March 16-20, 2015: Installation by appointment

March 22, 2015:

Tentative times for events 2 pm – Sculpture Stroll

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

March, 2016: Uninstall Work by appointment

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



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Richardson Civic Art Society 2014 Membership Show


Richardson Civic Art Society will sponsor its annual Membership Show and Sale hosted by the Richardson Public Library from October 5th through November 7th. Participants may drop their work off on the second floor of the library on October 4th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and artists may join the RCAS or renew their memberships at that time. If you cannot deliver your art on this day, please contact Linda Clary at 972-365-2195 to make alternate arrangements. The show will be juried by Paul Booker, a sculptor and painter whose award-winning work has been exhibited in numerous galleries here in Texas and in New York City. He is an adjunct Professor of Art at the University of Texas at Dallas and also at Collin College. Cash prizes and merchandise certificates will be awarded. The show is an opportunity to join this vibrant art community as well as purchase local art. More information and the prospectus can be found at

RCAS Membership Show AfternoonShadows

RCAS meets in the Richardson Public Library basement on third Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Visitors may attend meetings at no charge. Anyone is welcome to sign up for membership. RCAS is supported in part by the City of Richardson through the Arts Commission.

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In Translation: Digital Photography & Digital Art deadline Sept. 20


Call for Art: TVAA Downtown Gallery

In Translation

Digital Photography & Digital Art

October 1 – 30, 2014

Use digital to create the art for October: fine art images created from your phone, digital camera, and/or computer.

Artists are invited to submit fine art work created with a phone, digital camera, computer, or any combination of these technologies. While film may be used, it must be scanned, and the final product must be produced digitally. Prospectus/entry form is available on the TVAA website:  Prospectus: Word / PDF

Artists may submit up to three jpg images at 72dpi and no longer than 1000 pixels on longest side.

Deadline for submission is September 20, 2014. Send entries to Curator Gaby Pruitt at:

Curator:  Gaby Pruitt

Phone:      214-549-1283



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FBCAA Membership Show deadline Sept. 30

FBCAA New Logo


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

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

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

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

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



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RCAS 2014 Membership Show call for entries


Richardson  Civic Art Society

2014 Membership Show

October 4 – November 8, 2014


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

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

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

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


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

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


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IAA Youth Art Exhibit call for art


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

Exhibit location:

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

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

For questions, contact: or

Youth Art Exhibit chair: Linda Shotwell


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



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PSSW National Show Deadline Extended to Sept. 19


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


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

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

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

9th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition

presented by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST)

January 16-February 27, 2015

Gough Gallery

Patterson-Appleton Center for

the Visual Arts

400 East Hickory,

Denton, Texas 76202

Opening Reception: January 16


Gallery Hours: Tues – Sun 1-5 pm

For Full Prospectus, click here.

Best of Show $500  Total Awards:$5500



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

December 1  Notifications emailed to artists

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

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

February 27  Exhibition closes at 5pm.

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

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


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


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


Paula Stankovich, Coordinator



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Texas Sculpture Fall Show deadline Sept. 13


Texas Sculpture Association
2014 Fall Membership Show GVB

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

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

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

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

prospectus: 2014_GVB_Application_1

2014 Tower Gallery Application


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SWA 2014 Membership Juried Exhibition entry deadline Sept. 20


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

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



  • September 20  – Entry Deadline for 2014 Exhibition –  midnight

  • September 26  – Notifications sent

  • October 1 – Shipped entries due

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

  • TBA – Reception – 

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

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



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500X EXPO 2014 entry deadline Sept. 15

500X Gallery Announces

500X EXPO 2014-Call for Entry

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

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

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

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TAG 2014 Fall Members Show deadline Sept. 16


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

Location : Bedford Boy’s Ranch Park

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


Event Schedule

Sept 16- Submit works from 9am to 8pm

Oct 6 – Reception and awards at 7:00 pm

Oct21-Pickupworks from 9 am to 8pm 

Awards: Professional and Emerging Artist Categories

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


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

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PAA Multicultural ART EXHIBIT entries due Sept. 17

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

Lets show Plano a new colorful reflection of its community!

Looking forward to seeing your work!

Talley Williams Pres.
214 929 0668 

Plano Art Association
paaintfestPlano International festival

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

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

Visit the website at Plano International Festival

PAA  Multicultural ART EXHIBIT

Multicultural Colin County


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

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

Where & When

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

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

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

Artwork Requirements
Please Read Carefully!

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

Please observe the following regulations:

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

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

2.  48×60 maximum dimensions


3.  40 lbs. maximum weight

4.  Clean, gallery-wrapped canvas edges or framed

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Information
Talley Williams, Show Chair at kellitalley@yahoo

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

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

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

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

Entry form
 Please print and bring with artwork!

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




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


Entry Art

                  Accepted                                          Declined




Sale Price_____________________________________________

PAA Membership Application


Primary Phone________________________________________
Work phone__________________________________________

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

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


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Calling Veterans and their Art

Veterans Calling All Artists 2014 KC AD COLOR

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

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

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

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

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

Veterans Calling All Artists 2014 KC AD COLOR

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DeSoto Photo Contest entries due Sept. 25





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

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

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

Photo Contest

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2015 Materials: Hard & Soft call deadline Sept. 5


Materials: Hard & Soft

February 6 – April 2, 2015

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

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

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

Click here for the 2015 prospectus

2014 Award Winners

2014 Catalog


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



September 5, 2014

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

October 30, 2014

Notification forms are mailed to all artists

November 21, 2014

Artist contracts are due

January 5 – 9, 2015

Shipped and hand-delivered pieces are due

February 6, 2015

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

February 6 – April 2, 2015

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

April 6 – 8, 2015

Hand-delivered work to be picked up by artists


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


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

Thanks for your time and consideration!

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Visit our website for more information.


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

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


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

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Embracing Our Differences call for artists

Embracing Our Differences believes that everyone has the right to feel safe, to be empowered and to make a difference in our world. The Embracing Our Differences 2015 Annual Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity, promotes diversity education throughout the community and works to teach everyone the importance of being an “up-stander,” not a “by-stander.”  Together, we can create a vibrant community that is safe and inclusive for all where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. 
Direct Link to “Call to Artists” form (PDF) to download:


Call to Artists – Cash Awards – Juried Exhibit
Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and effect change around the world.  Embracing Our Differences invites all artists to be a part of this change through your submissions to its 12th annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion. Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, teachers, students – everyone can participate.  39 artists will be selected and national and international submissions are encouraged. The exhibit will be displayed April and May 2015 in Sarasota and Bradenton, FL USA.  Since 2004, the exhibits have been viewed by almost 2,000,000 visitors. 
Final selections will be made by a three-judge panel of professional artists, curators and art professionals and based on artistic excellence and originality in the reflection of our theme “enriching lives through diversity.”  A total of $3,000 (US) will be presented in the form of three separate awards – $1,000 each for “Best-in-Show Adult;” “Best-in-Show Student;” and the “People’s Choice.”  Both “Best-in-Show” awards will be granted by a three-judge panel of art professionals. The “People’s Choice” award will be determined by visitors to the exhibits.
There is no submission fee nor limit on the number of entries.  Submissions must be submitted online or postmarked no later than January 5, 2015.
Direct link to “Submit Art” page:   
Direct link to the online submission page:
Direct Link to “Call to Artists” form (PDF) to download:
Additional submission requirements and past winning entries are available at


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