Category Archive: Competitions / Calls for Entries

Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) 2016 call for entries!


The 10th-annual Dallas International Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2016 event, which runs April 14 to 24.

2016 Festival Submission Deadlines are as follows (*all dates are POSTMARK deadlines):

Early: Friday, October 16, 2015
Regular: Friday, December 4, 2015

Late: Friday, December 11, 2015

During the past nine years, the Festival has featured the finest in U.S. and international cinema, including 1,687 films representing more than 50 countries, and has presented more than $740,000 in awards.

This year, filmmakers can submit via either Film Freeway or Withoutabox.



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Call for Entries – 22nd annual El Corazon exhibition – Bath House Cultural Center


Exhibition Dates:
February 6-March 5, 2016

Submissions Deadline:
Entries must be received by Tuesday, January 5, 2016
(5 PM)

The Bath House Cultural Center and exhibition curator, Jose Vargas, invite visual artists to submit entries for the 22nd Annual El Corazón art exhibition.

Since1993, Mr. Vargas has organized the El Corazón art exhibition in Dallas. This popular exhibition, which has become a beloved annual tradition at the Bath House, gives artists an opportunity to create various artistic interpretations of the human heart. This passionate and eclectic exhibition features a variety of ideas, styles, and concepts inspired by the heart (El Corazón), an important and universal symbol in art.

2016elcorazonArt in all media will be accepted. All concepts and subject matter will be accepted, but the image of the heart must be a prominent element of the artwork. Only work completed in the last three years will be eligible. FREE to enter.

To download an exhibition prospectus, please visit the Bath House Cultural Center’s media page at For more information about the Bath House Cultural Center, visit

.Thank you. We look forward to receiving your entries.

Visit our website for more information


  • Deadline for submission: Entries must be received by Tuesday, January 5, 2016 (5 PM)
  • List of selected artists posted online: Saturday, January 9, 2016 (after 6 PM)
  • Delivery of accepted artwork: Sunday, January 31, 2016 (1-3 PM)
  • Exhibition Dates: February 6-March 5, 2016
  • Reception with the artists: Saturday, February 6, 2016 – (7-9 PM)
  • Artwork pickup: Sunday, March 6, 2013 (11 AM-1 PM)

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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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Call for NORTH TEXAS ARTISTS! Arts Open Call


CALL FOR NORTH TEXAS ARTISTS! The Greater Denton Arts Council presents Arts Open Call, an exciting new exhibition event that benefits local artists and community arts programming in North Texas.

Arts Open Call will host an interactive installation of approximately 200 works which will be displayed floor to ceiling in the grand hall of the city’s former power plant, now the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Works will also become part of our online marketplace to promote the sale of each piece.

Additionally, the exhibition will provide the back drop for concerts, performances, and events at the Arts Center March 4 – April 17, 2016 including the 35Denton music festival. Thousands of visitors and online buyers will gain exposure to this singular exhibition and the opportunity to purchase high quality local artwork from North Texas artists.

Any type of two-dimensional media is eligible including paintings, drawings, prints, and photography. Artists must reside in the DFW/North Texas region. The exhibition will be on display March 4 – April 17, 2016 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in downtown Denton, Texas. Entry deadline is December 31, 2015 with a $30 non-refundable entry fee for up to three entries. An online submission form is available at

For more information and full prospectus visit

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La Virgen de Guadalupe Art Exhibition entry deadline Nov. 17


Call for Entries 20th Annual La Virgen de Guadalupe Art Exhibition!

December 5, 2015 – January 15, 2016
Reception: December 12, 2015 5:30pm-8:00pm
Submission Deadline for Artwork: Nov. 17th, 5:00pm
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This popular annual exhibition honors The Virgen de Guadalupe, patron saint of Mexico. Since 1992, Jose Vargas, the curator of the exhibition, has invited talented and diverse artists every year to create expressive and imaginative works of art that pay tribute to the “dark skinned Madonna.” The show has become a tradition in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has been praised by the public for its original renditions of the iconic religious and cultural symbol. Any person visiting this exhibition, regardless of their faith or religion, can enjoy the colorful array of works of art portraying devotional and warm-hearted artistic expressions by various individuals.

This year Jose Vargas began a partnership with Samuel A. Garcia, a gallery curator and instructor from the Ysleta Independent School District in El Paso, Texas. The first collaborative project of the two curators involves an art exchange program that will allow art instructors form the border town to exhibit their works of art in Dallas. The program will also give Dallas Artists an opportunity to display their works in a similar, long-lived Virgen de Guadalupe exhibition in El Paso. The organizers of the exhibitions in Dallas and El Paso foresee that this will be the first of many future artistic collaborations.

About the Curator
Jose Vargas has curated this exhibition since 1992. Mr. Vargas is an experienced visual artist and exhibition curator who has collaborated with the Oak Cliff Cultural Center and other City of Dallas cultural centers on numerous occasions, offering curatorial, art administration, and art logistic services.

Oak Cliff Cultural Center

223 W. Jefferson Boulevard

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CFBISD Art Show Winners

The Farmers Branch Carrollton Art Association is proud to announce the 2015-2016 Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD winners.  
These are displayed at the Manske Library in Farmers Branch until December 3.  Our schools have some fabulous talent.   Congrats to all participants.
Scholarship Winner ($800)
Chloe Castanon        Newman Smith HS        Melissa Lesser
Scholarship Competitors
Honorable Mentions
Sarah Parker        Tiger                                                Ranchview HS        Caroline Kinlaw
Bruno Turati          Textured Reef                                 Ranchview HS        Caroline Kinlaw
Solomon Lee         Self Portrait                                    Ranchview HS        Caroline Kinlaw
Hyewon Kim          Sgraffitto Vase                               Ranchview HS         Caroline Kinlaw
Jeongho Park        Old Town                                       Creekview HS          Robert Thomas
Hahyeong Eun       Octopus                                         Creekview HS          Cindy Sommerman
Diviak Abraham     Toothpick Steam Train                  Newman Smith HS   Melissa James
Best of Student Show ($50)
Alexander Ruiz        Portrait “Diego Martinez”        Newman Smith HS                Melissa Lesser
Student Show
First                Amanda Keene    Bunny                        Ranchview HS                 Caroline Kinlaw
Second           Chloe Turner       Self Portrait                Creekview HS                  Robert Thomas
Third               Gricel Portillo       To Tell In The Dark   Creekview HS                   Robert Thomas
Honorable Mentions
Amanda Keene    Pencil Self Portrait     Ranchview HS                  Caroline Kinlaw
Christy Jo Sustaita   Ice Skate               R L Turner HS                   John Payne

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Call for Entry – 25th Anniversary OPA National Juried Exhibition

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Oil Painters of America will hold its Twenty-fifth Anniversary National Exhibition of Representational Oil Paintings, May 13 through June 15, 2016 at Southwest Gallery in Dallas, Texas.

Approximately 30 awards will be given with a total value estimated in excess of $100,000, including a $30,000 Best of Show.  Convention events include a plein air competition with awards, demonstrations, interviews and exhibitors.  Juror of Awards is renowned Master Signature Artist Kevin Macpherson OPAM.

Submissions will be accepted starting Monday, November 9, 2015.  Deadline for online submissions is Friday, January 29, 2016.

To enter, artists must reside in the U.S., Canada or Mexico and be a paid 2016 member of OPA at an annual fee of $70.  OPA is currently accepting new member applications.  To become a member, please visit:

National Exhibition entry fee:  $30 for the first entry, $15 for the second.  No Maximum Size Limit.  For a prospectus, visit the website at

For more information about OPA, our exhibitions, sponsorship or becoming a donor, please email Liz Pusch at, call (815) 356-5987 or visit

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Nov. news and events from the Dallas Film Society

news and events from the dallas film society


chris vognar’s screening room goes sci-fi



We invite Dallas Film Society Members and Dallas Morning News subscribers to join us once a month for a screening of a sci-fi classic with DMN critic Chris Vognar.


All screenings take place at LOOK Cinemas Prestonwood. Chris will introduce each film and share some of its history and place in the genre. After the screening, he’ll lead what is always a fun and interesting discussion of the movie.
January 21: VIDEODROME
February 18: 12 MONKEYS/LA JETTE
March 17: DARK CITY

2015 art of film with isabella rossellini

The Dallas Film Society is proud to announce that highly regarded actress, writer and director Isabella Rossellini will be our guest at the 2015 Art of Film.

Join us on Friday, November 20 for a red carpet with cocktail reception that precedes a wide ranging conversation about Ms. Rossellini’s life and career conducted by Emmy-winning journalist Gary Gogill. Afterward, we will sit down to an elegant banquet with all of our guests.

An exciting addition to this year’s event will be a display of at least 20 works of art by Andy Warhol, courtesy of Christie’s in partnership with The Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

It’s the biggest cinematic social event of the season, so you don’t want to miss it.

Tables and individual seats are now available for purchase.

tasty film series at knife benefits the DFS

Join us on Sunday, November 15 for SIDEWAYS at The Highland Dallas

and Knife Modern Steak

. It’s the final installment in a new culinary-themed film series that benefits the Dallas Film Society.


The evening includes gourmet snacks from Knife’s Chef John Tesar

and local beers from the crafty Four Corners Brewing Company.

$10 of every ticket sold benefits the Dallas Film Society, which helps us promote films, filmmakers and film education in North Texas.

Call Knife at 214-443-9339 to purchase tickets.

stars & stripes film festival benefits burn survivors

The Dallas Film Society is excited to provide programming and production support once again for the Sons of the Flag Stars & Stripes Film Festival, which runs Nov. 12-15 at Angelika Film Center – Dallas.

Stars & Stripes is a special festival, because the proceeds benefit military and first-responder burn survivors. You can meet many of them at the festival and see some great repertory films, including ZERO DARK THIRTY, WINDTALKERS, and MIDWAY. Special guests also include Gen. Tommy Franks who will speak at the festival’s fundraising luncheon.

lone star film festival runs nov. 5-8 in fort worth

The Lone Star Film Festival kicks off today and runs through the weekend in Fort Worth’s Sundance Square.

Prepare yourself for a full slate of narrative features, documentaries and short films. LSFF also presents a special screening of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE and a Q&A with Malcolm McDowell.

DIFF 2016 call for entries!


The 10th-annual Dallas International Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2016 event, which runs April 14 to 24.

2016 Festival Submission Deadlines are as follows (*all dates are POSTMARK deadlines):

Early: Friday, October 16, 2015
Regular: Friday, December 4, 2015

Late: Friday, December 11, 2015

During the past nine years, the Festival has featured the finest in U.S. and international cinema, including 1,687 films representing more than 50 countries, and has presented more than $740,000 in awards.

This year, filmmakers can submit via either Film Freeway or Withoutabox.

cinemark classic series sponsored by DFS


The Cinemark Classic Series

sponsored by the DFS brings cinema’s most critically acclaimed films back to big screens around DFW. Each week we hope you’ll find a cherished favorite or a film that you’ve always wanted to see, digitally restored, expertly presented and with the full movie-theater experience.

Films in the series are screened at Cinemark’s theaters in Allen, Dallas, Denton, Frisco, Grapevine, Grand Prairie, Mansfield, Plano (Plano West and Legacy), and Rockwall.

Sundays at 2 p.m.; Wednesdays at 2 & 7 p.m.

Nov. 8 & 11: HOME ALONE
Nov. 15 & 18: FANTASIA
Nov. 22 & 25: OKLAHOMA!
Nov. 29, Dec. 1 & 2: ROMAN HOLIDAY

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March 4 – April 17, 201

The Greater Denton Arts Council presents Arts Open Call, an exciting new exhibition event that benefits local artists and community arts programming in North Texas. Arts Open Call will host an interactive installation of approximately 200 works which will be displayed floor to ceiling in the grand hall of the city’s former power plant, now the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Works will also become part of our online marketplace to promote the sale of each piece. 
Additionally, the exhibition will provide the back drop for concerts, performances, and events at the Arts Center March 4 – April 17, 2016 including the 35Denton music festival. Thousands of visitors and online buyers will gain exposure to this singular exhibition and the opportunity to purchase high quality local artwork from North Texas artists.
Any type of two-dimensional media is eligible including paintings, drawings, prints, and photography. Artists must reside in the DFW/North Texas region. The exhibition will be on display March 4 – April 17, 2016 at the Patterson Appleton Arts Center in downtown Denton, Texas.Entry deadline is December 31, 2015 with a $30 non-refundable entry fee for up to three entries. An online submission form is available at

For more information and full prospectus visit

December 31, 2015 | Deadline for acceptance of entry materials online
January 15, 2016 | Notifications sent to all artists
February 5, 2016 | Artist contracts due
February 16 – 19, 2016 | Artwork delivered to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas
March 4, 2016 | Opening Reception
March 4 – April 17, 2016 | Arts Open Call exhibition
April 20 – 22, 2016 | Artwork to be picked up by artists/purchasers


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Gallery 3 call for entries: The Elements – Air, Fire, Earth, Water


Submit your entry for Gallery 3’s Winter Show by November 25th online. prospectus:

Gallery Event/Awards/Reception: December 12, 2015, Show continues through Jan. 2, 2016.

Gallery 3 is located at 1319 W. Davis St in the Bishop Arts District.

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MCFA 2015 Member’s Only Judged Art Show in November


Mid Cities Fine Artists’

2015 Annual Member’s ONLY Judged Art Show 

LOCATION: Hurst Public Library
901 Precinct Line Road Hurst, Texas 76053


Members: $25 for 1 to 3 entries
Non Members may pay $35 Member- ship Fee and $25 for 1 to 3 entries

NEW Members dues are $35.00 annually (June 1– May 31) and includes a one-time $5.00 initiation fee.

JUDGE Ruth Francis

DATES/TIMES November 2nd, Monday Bring 1 to 3 artwork 10:00 – 11:00 am

AWARDS BEST OF SHOW 1ST, 2ND, 3RD AND HONORABLE MENTION – To be presented at the November 11, 2015 meeting held at St. Philip Presbyterian Church, Hurst, Texas 76053

November 30th, Monday 10:00—11:00 am: Pick up artwork


There is plenty of available and close parking.


Carolyn Kilgo Weinman 817.449.4495 or 817.346.9012 or


Available at the October 14 meeting and online at

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Nominate your favorites for the 2015 DFW Art Awards

The DFW ART AWARDS 2015 nominations have begun! Hurry, they end November 20th.!nomination-form/y9m9i

This year our event will be taking place January 9th 2016 at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters in Downtown Dallas!

Categories include:

Artist of the year
Gallery of the year
Arts Education
Lifetime Achievement
Photographer of the year
Graffiti Artist / Crew of the year
Pop Artist of the year
Muralist of the year
Philanthropist of the year
Sculptor of the Year
Realism Award
Expressionism Award
Abstract Award
Student Artist of the year
Film Award
Performing Arts Award


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Meadows Museum’s 2015 Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award deadline Nov. 11


Meadows Museum Accepting Applications for

2015 Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award


DALLAS (SMU), October 12, 2015 – The Meadows Museum at SMU is accepting applications through November 11, 2015 from area artists for the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award. The award is given annually to an outstanding North Texas artist who has exhibited professionally for at least ten years and who has a proven track record as an active community advocate for the visual arts. The cash prize for the award is $2,500.  The competition is accepting entries in the genres of drawing, painting, sculpture, assemblage, construction, video, photography, performance, and installation. To be eligible, an artist must reside in one of the following North Texas counties: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant or Wise. To enter, visit:  to download an application.  For questions, contact Nicole Atzbach (214-768-4490; or Shelley DeMaria (214-768-4246;

The following individuals have been named to the jury for the 2015 award:

  • Willie Baronet, artist and Stan Richards Professor in Creative Advertising, SMU
  • Joan Davidow, director emerita, Dallas Contemporary
  • Heyd Fontenot, artist and director of Central Trak
  • Stephen Lapthisophon, multimedia artist and professor of art and art history at UT Dallas and UT Arlington
  • Shelley DeMaria, curatorial assistant, Meadows Museum, SMU
  • David Leggett, photographer and membership manager, Meadows Museum, SMU
  • Nicole Atzbach, curator, Meadows Museum, SMU

The Moss/Chumley Memorial Fund was begun in 1989 by Frank Moss and the Meadows Museum as a tribute to Jim Chumley; Moss’s name was added to the fund upon his death in 1991. Moss and Chumley were two Dallas art dealers who made outstanding contributions to the visual arts in North Texas during the 1980s. The pair operated the Nimbus Gallery on Routh Street from 1980 to 1987 and the Moss/Chumley Gallery at the Crescent Court from 1986 to 1989, where they showcased numerous new artists. Established in 1995, the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award is given in their memory.

The winner will be announced at a private museum event on December 9, 2015.




About the Meadows Museum

The Meadows Museum is the leading U.S. institution focused on the study and presentation of the art of Spain. In 1962, Dallas businessman and philanthropist Algur H. Meadows donated his private collection of Spanish paintings, as well as funds to start a museum, to Southern Methodist University. The Museum opened to the public in 1965, marking the first step in fulfilling Meadows’ vision to create a “Prado on the Prairie.” Today, the Meadows is home to one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain. The collection spans from the 10th to the 21st century and includes medieval objects, Renaissance and Baroque sculptures, and major paintings by Golden Age and modern masters. Since 2010 the Museum has been engaged in a multidimensional partnership with the Prado, which has included the exchange of scholarship, exhibitions, works of art, and other resources. The Meadows Museum is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2015 with a series of special exhibitions and programs. Visit for more information.


Media Contacts:

Laurey Peat                                                                 Carrie Hunnicutt

Laurey Peat + Associates                                             Meadows Museum                                               

214-871-8787                                                             214-768-1584

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Marketing & PR Manager

Meadows Museum


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FWCAC / TAC Deadlines Approaching


The Fort Worth Community Arts Center / Texas Artists Coalition has a number of opportunities with deadlines coming up soon.


Click on the Prospectus for each one to get more information.


2015 9 x 12 Works on Paper Show
Postmark Deadline: November 16, 2015
Shop Small Saturday
Sign up Deadline: November 16, 2015
TAC Small Works Show (ART7)
Deadline: November 12, 2015

2016 FWCAC Biennial
Art Drop off: March 1 – 3, 2016

We hope to see your work in these! All are open – no jury!

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Brazos Valley Art League 2016 Judged Show Open To All Texas Artists


Image submission deadline: 12/22/15
Notification of acceptance: 12/27/15
Deadline for shipping delivery of art: 1/3/15
Delivery of Art and entry deadline: 1/4/16
Opening reception: 1/7/16
Closing of show: 1/31/16
Pick up date for unsold art: 2/2/16 from 2-4 PM
Return shipments of art: Week of 2/2-2/7/16

Entry fee, eligibility and image submission requirements, please see the show prospectus at this link on the Brazos Valley Art League website:

Best of show: $500
1st place Professional Division, plus ribbon: $100
1st place Semi-Professional Division, plus ribbon: $100
1st place Non-Professional Division, plus ribbon: $100
1st place Adult Student, plus ribbon: $50
1st place High School student, plus ribbon: $50
1st, 2nd and 3rd place award ribbons in each of 8 categories
Honorable Mention and Special Merit Awards

Judge: Taylor Clendennan

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Frida Kahlo: La Flor de la Vida. The Flower of Life: call for art

FridacallCall for Art – Frida Kahlo: La Flor de la Vida. The Flower of Life.


Saturday, October 24, 2015
(5 PM)

Jose Vargas & Jacque Forsher invite visual artists to submit entries for Frida Kahlo: La Flor de la Vida, a juried exhibit celebrating the compelling Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. The exhibition will be presented at the Bath House Cultural Center from December 5, 2015 to January 30, 2016.

Best known for her eccentric originality and courageous self-portraits, Frida Kahlo is recognized internationally as one of Mexico’s most unique and celebrated artists. Her bold public persona, strong will, and perseverance influenced her paintings as well as helped her overcome many of life’s obstacles.

We are looking for original artwork depicting Frida Kahlo, or artwork influenced by her.

To view and download an exhibition prospectus, please visit

Visit our website for more information . Contact Enrique Fernández Cervantes, Visual Arts Coordinator/Curator at (214) 670-8723 for more information.


  • Deadline for submission of CDs/printed images with entries:
    Received by Saturday, October 24, 2015 – by 5:00 pm
  • Selection notification: The list of selected artists will be posted on the Bath House Cultural
    Center’s online News Center at after 6:00 pm on Tuesday,
    November 3, 2015. Artists are solely responsible for reviewing this list.
    No other notification will be sent out. The decision of the exhibition curators is final and undisputable.
  • Delivery of accepted artwork: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 (4:00-7:00 PM)
    (Drawings, pastels, watercolors, photographs, etc., must be under glass)
  • Exhibition Dates: December 5, 2015 – January 30, 2016
  • Reception with the artists: Saturday, December 5, 2015 (7:00-9:00 pm)
  • Artwork pickup: Sunday, January 31, 2016 (11:00 am – 1:00 pm)

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Awards Presented for “Keller’s Got Talent”

Coince Stefan Huyghe

“Coince” Stefan Huyghe – Best of Show

Awards were presented last Thursday evening, October 8th at Keller Town Hall for the exhibitors of the 2015 “Keller’s Got Talent” Art Show. This year’s show boasts the artistic talents of 44 Keller residents who together show that Keller truly does have Talent! The show is divided into 8 categories, Oil, water media, mixed media, photography, ceramics, sculpture and jewelry.

First and second place was awarded in each category along with an overall “Best in Show,” awarded to Stefan Huyghe for his oil painting “Coincè” (stuck); the Keller Public Art Board award was presented to Helen Dement for her pastel, “Colorful Dreams;” and Rhonda Ackley was the recipient of the City of Keller Employee award for her Ceramic Salad Set.   The show is ongoing through October 28th and can be viewed Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. For more information about the Keller Public Arts Program contact, phone 817-743-4000 or visit the City of Keller website at A complete list of the award recipients can be found at

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"Colorful Dreams "Helen Dement

“Colorful Dreams “Helen Dement

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Call for Submissions – “99 for 99″ Art Fundraiser for Uganda Children’s Education


The Edge 166 Artspace announces a call for submissions of artworks to be sold as part of a fundraiser for The Uganda Christmas Shoes Project.

Artists may submit as many works as they like up to a total of 10 so long as they are willing to sell them for $99.  A gallery fee of 30 percent, or $29.97 will be charged for each art piece sold with the proceeds going to the Christmas Shoes Project.   Digital photos or electronic facsimiles of artworks should be submitted as email attachments no later than Nov. 8, 2015 to the following address:  In the email artists should also provide their name, physical address, name of their working studio or business (if any), or institutional or professional affiliation (if any).  All art accepted must be gallery ready.

All funds raised which will be used to purchase shoes directly for children in Uganda and distributed to them directly by representatives of the project itself.  No moneys will go to any intermediary or government organization.

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Rising Eyes of Texas deadline Dec. 15


2016 Rising Eyes of Texas Exhibition: March 12 – April 2, 2016.

All student artists age 18 and over who are currently enrolled at a university, college, community college or technical school in the state of Texas are eligible.


$500 First Place Cash Award, $300 Second Place, $200 Third Place.

Prize Juror: Anna Stothart, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, San Antonio Museum of Art

Entry Deadline: December 15, 2015

Rockport Center for the Arts, 902 Navigation Circle Rockport, TX 78382 361.729.5519

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The Contemporary Print 2016 deadline Nov. 1

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PrintAustin invites you to enter our 3rd annual juried national exhibition “ The Contemporary Print” to be held at O2 Gallery at Flatbed Press Headquarters during PrintAustin 2016. 

The Contemporary Print exhibition will be a survey of the traditions and the innovations of contemporary printmaking happening today. While non-traditional or digital output is accepted as a print element, submissions must utilize traditional print media as their primary technique including: Lithography, Relief, Intaglio, Silkscreen, and Monotype.

Entry deadline is Nov. 1, 2015.




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ART7 2016 Regional Juried Call for Artists – deadline extended


2016 Regional Juried Call for Artists

Deadline: now October 12th, 2015

ART7 Crockett Community Gallery is excited to announce it is accepting artist submissions for the 2016 exhibition year! 
ART7 welcomes submissions from artists in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico and Arkansas.  Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography and mixed media qualify for entry. Only original artwork 48 x 48 inches and under will be accepted. Works from a pool of accepted artists will be featured in five group exhibitions throughout 2016, each lasting eight weeks. Every accepted artist is guaranteed at least one work in one show. Guest Juror is celebrated artist Nancy Lamb. Each exhibition will have a “Best In Show” Award.

Located in Fort Worth’s flourishing West 7th development, this inviting community art space is located among upscale retail shops with high pedestrian traffic in the city’s celebrated Cultural District. The gallery space is donated by West 7th for use by the Arts Council and is managed by the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

Questions? Problems with your submission?
Ariel Davis
Gallery Manager
ART7 Sponsors
Arts Council of Fort Worth
Vestar West 7th
Dallas Fort Worth Acura Dealers
Reception Catered by Terra Mediterranean Grill
Beverages Provided by Times Ten Cellars


Art7 Crockett Community Gallery Hours:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 4 – 8 PM;  Saturday 1 – 8 PM.

Free parking available in West 7th Garages with validation from ART7.

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Watercolor Art Society – Houston call for entries


The Watercolor Art Society-Houston (WASH) 39th Annual International Watercolor Exhibition.


Online Call for Entry Submission at – Click HERE

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2016

Exhibition & Workshop: March 7, 2016 – March 31, 2016

Awards: $8,000

Contact WAS-H for details at

For assistance with your entry:

CaFE Help page HERE
How to Apply HERE
Media Preparation Tips HERE
Technical support team contact HERE

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Dutch Art Gallery Annual Fall Show call for entries


ART CALL FOR ENTRY – The Dutch Art Gallery announces an art call for the annual juried art competition, “Impressions of the Past, Present and Future”. The Gallery urges Artists to submit their best art impression for inclusion into the Gallery’s November 7, 2015 8th Annual Art Exhibition.  Create a new way of seeing the world from your viewpoint. The thought behind this theme is that everything old was once new. Likewise, all that we see as current is connected to what has come before it. So, take an old theme or style and do something modern with it. Or vice verse. However you interpret this, we are excited to see what you come up with.

Art Leagues, Local, Regional and National Memberships should forward the invitation to members to submit an original entry in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and/or mixed media.

ARTISTS: Please enter a maximum of three (3) art entries into this juried art show competition. Winners will receive recognition to our Gallery database, e-marketing, social media, event and press release announcements. Cash prizes for the top 3 winners will be announced at the Awards and Opening Reception on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Cash Prize for 3rd place will be $250, 2nd Place $500 and 1st Place $1000. People’s Choice Award receives a gift certificate.

Entry Fees. Nonrefundable Entry Fee is $55.00USD via Paypal to or make check payable to Dutch Art Gallery paid by Midnight, Friday, October 2, 2015. (At the bottom of the registration page there are two button. One to pay for your art entry fee and the art entry registration button.)

To enter please submit an art entry in the form below by Midnight, Friday, October 2, 2015 for consideration to participate in the juried art show and exhibition. Please review the requirements on the Registration page.

Click Here To Register & Review Requirements


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Celebrating 49 years in quality service of custom framing and showing fine art. We conduct monthly events, two annual juried art shows with artists from local and national member organizations. It is our intention to showcase incredible talent and display the exceptional abilities of worldwide artists.Owners, Hans and Pam Massar, are passionate about presenting art as well as quality custom framing. From maintaining the feeling of a family-owned business while presenting sophistication with the finest art galleries.We are conveniently located in Lake Highlands at10233 E. Northwest Hwy #420, Dallas, TX 75238. View our 7,000 square foot showroom, featuring an array of original oil, mixed media, limited edition prints and a growing private collection. Open Tuesday – Saturday from 9:30am to 5:30pm.

Our mailing address is:

Dutch Art Gallery

10233 E. Northwest Hwy

Dallas, TX 75238

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“Celebrating Our Veterans” Call for Artists

Knives Tex Irmvin

fallen-heros-butterflies DRTime is running out to get your entry submitted for “Celebrating Our Veterans.” The City of Keller Public Arts Program honors our Veterans and or their spouses, and current military personnel by exhibiting their artistic creations. All genres of art are accepted. No fee is required. The only requirement is you must live in the State of Texas.

A special “Evening with the Artists” reception will take place on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 7-9 pm where all can meet, converse and share refreshments along with the art. We want our Servicemen and Women from all branches of the military to know how much we appreciate their service. For more information and an entry form, go to, contact or call (817) 743-4000.  Deadline for entry is October 1, 2015.


and Sitteth of The Right Hand

and Sitteth of The Right Hand

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SWA Fall Membership Exhibit entries due Oct. 10


The Society of Watercolor Artists sponsors a Fall exhibit every year for its members.

It’s an opportunity to earn prestigious Signature Status, which is awarded after having work accepted and exhibited in five (5) juried SWA Exhibits.

For more information & the prospectus see!members-exhibit/c1lqq.

October 10th is the Deadline to Enter!

The upcoming Juried Membership Exhibition runs November 6-28,2015 at the Fort Worth Community Art Center…Awards of $2000.

Artists can join SWA now to participate in the Membership Exhibition, but they should be aware that a new membership this late in the year is only going to permit eligibility to this show. Our calendar year is January to December. We begin taking our dues for 2016 in October. This show is for those members who joined for 2015.

Calendar for 2015 Membership Exhibition:

  • October 10: Deadline – Enter exhibition online through CaFE’ at Our passcode is 4444
  • October 17: NOTIFICATION DATE (will be emailed to entrants)
  • November 2: HAND DELIVERED WORK DUE – Time to be announced (TBA)
  • November 6, Friday: RECEPTION – time – TBA
  • November 28: Pickup Artwork – time – TBA

Delivery, Reception and Pickup: Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 Phone: 817-738-1938 Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sundays CLOSED

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Weatherproof, 21st Annual Membership Show & Aurora 2015 @ The MAC | Cedars


AURORA 2015 
On Saturday, October 17 from 3 p.m. to Midnight, The MAC will host its 21st Annual Membership Show, Weatherproof. This inaugural exhibition at The MAC’s new home in the Cedars calls on members to create artworks to be displayed in an outdoor space. This event will collaborate for the first time with Aurora, presented by AT&T Performing Arts Center. Aurora founders Shane Pennington and Joshua King will select a collection of works by Texas-based artists to be featured alongside those created by The MAC members, including installations by Angel Cabrales, Jeff Gibbons and Gregory Ruppe, Letitia Huckaby, and Jeremy McKane. Together The MAC and Aurora will present a unique interactive exhibition and live music.
Weatherproof kicks off at 3:30 with a lecture by The MAC’s architect Dan Shipley. Dan will give insights into his own practice as well as his plans for the new compound in the Cedars. There will be live performances by Dallas’ own Jamal Mohamed Big Band with special guest Alia and Austin’s Warren Hood Band. Food trucks will dish out refreshments throughout the evening.
For the first time, an invitation to attend the Annual Membership Show will be limited to members and their guests and Aurora Wrap Party guests. The Annual Membership Show is one of the cornerstones of the spirit and mission of The MAC, celebrating emerging and established artistic talent in Dallas and surrounding areas. The MAC is pleased to collaborate with Aurora on this exhibition and to extend the footprint of the high-profile event. Weatherproof will be displayed Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 23 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Aurora is a large-scale, immersive public art event held every two years, featuring artworks using light, video, sound, and performance across 68-acres of The Dallas Arts District. Friday, October 16 will be its fourth edition, and will include works from more than 76 local and international artists.
Weatherproof Aurora 2015
@ The MAC | Cedars
Saturday, October 17, 3 p.m.Midnight
1601 South Ervay Street
Dallas, TX 75215
Parking located on Gano Street
Admission: MAC members and their guests and Aurora Wrap Party guests; 1-year membership Artist $50; Student $30 (with valid ID). Members may bring two additional guests.

The MAC Mission
The MAC is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist’s role in society by providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming.
The MAC is open for special events and by appointment as we undergo renovations at our new location.

Theme: Weatherproof 
All persons with memberships valid through October 2015 are eligible to submit artwork. Entrants must be or become members of The McKinney Avenue Contemporary at the time of submission. Membership applications and information about membership benefits can be acquired at A One (1) Year Artist / Student Membership is $30.
Member Artist Submissions & Requirements
Each artist can submit only one artwork but could also participate in one collaborative work. We strongly encourage free-standing artworks due to limited wall space.
Please note: there is no access to electrical outlets – artworks with electrical components cannot be accommodated.
×        Visual Art: wall-mounted art cannot exceed 2 pounds and 2 feet in any dimension and must be ready to install on date of delivery. Free-standing art cannot exceed 100 pounds and 5 feet in any dimension.
  • o    For free-standing artworks: if you are able to position the artwork yourself without the assistance of MAC staff there is no weight limit.
×        Performance Art / Literary Readings: Performance Art and Literary Readings will be presented during the opening reception.
×        Collaborative Works: Please contact The MAC to obtain the criteria for participation and guidelines for collaborative works.
Submission Criteria
Work that does not comply with these requirements will not be accepted. The MAC will not refund membership fees to those that have not complied with the submission guidelines.
  1. 1.      All works must be labeled with the following information:
–        Artists first and last name
–        Title, media and date of work
–        Indication of top of image if necessary for visual art
  1. 2.      Free standing artwork should not exceed 5′ in any dimension
  2. 3.      Free standing work should not exceed 100lbs
  3. 4.      Artwork to be hung on walls should not exceed 2′ in any dimension
  4. 5.      Artwork to be hung on walls should not exceed 5lbs
  5. 6.      Wall-mounted work must be ready to hang
–        Wall-mounted works will be hung using zipties.
–        Please ensure there are two screw eyes or some other means to suspend zipties
  1. 7.      Include a caption sheet with your name, address and contact information at the top left of the page.
–        The caption sheet should include:
×        Title, Date, Dimensions, Medium
×        Brief captions or explanatory notes of work
×        Price if the work is for sale
Drop Off Dates & Deadline
Drop off dates are Saturday, October 10 from 11am – 5pm and Wednesday through Friday, October 13 – 16 from 11am to 3pm. All entries must be received no later than Friday, October 16 at 3:00pm. Please contact The MAC to set up an appointment to drop off your artwork if these dates/times conflict with your schedule. Out of town artists are welcomed to ship their artwork to The MAC before October 15. Please include paid return shipment or make alternative arrangements for the return of your artwork. If shipped deliver to PO Box 600272, Dallas, TX 75360
Notification and Return of Work
The MAC will provide a time and date after the closing of the exhibition for all works to be collected. The MAC requests that artists who sell their work as a result of the show to arrange separately for the delivery of the work to the buyer. You are responsible for picking up or arranging pick up of your artwork after the membership show.
The dates and times that the MAC will be open for art pick-up are:
Saturday, October 24 through Monday, October 26 from 11am to 5 p.m. 
Please contact The MAC to set up an appointment to drop off your artwork if these dates/times conflict with your schedule. Due to limited storage space, if your artwork remains after October 27th the MAC is not liable for loss or damage to your work.
The MAC is not responsible for the loss or damage of works while in transit or while on display at The MAC. The MAC reserves the right to reproduce images of artwork in the 2015 Membership Show on The MAC website and in any Membership Show advertising or collateral associated with the exhibition.
Submission of work to the exhibit indicates acceptance of conditions stated above.
The MAC | PO Box 600272 | Dallas, TX 75360-0272

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LGAA Fall Festival of Art deadline Sept. 21


Lake Granbury Art Association Fall Festival of Art Juried Show

October 16 – November 14, 2015

Reception & Awards – Saturday October 17th 6:30 pm
Deadline: Monday, September 21st, 2015 by midnight CST
$1000 Best of Show Award.
Over $3000 in merchandise and total prize money.

Show to be juried by artist Mike Lanier.
Click here to view prospectus with all details.

Chosen pieces will hang in the Shanley House Gallery just off the historic downtown square in Granbury and will be on display for both a “Last Saturday Gallery Night” and the “Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts” for maximum exposure.


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2015 FWCAC 9 x 12 Works on Paper Show entries due Nov. 16


Call for entries for the  2015 FWCAC 9 x 12 Works on Paper Show

The FWCAC announces an open call for entries: 2015 9 x 12 Works on Paper Show December 4-29, 2015.  Artworks on or of paper or paper products may be any size, but MUST fit in a 9 x 12 envelope; folded, 3D or multi-part OK.  Unmatted, unframed photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, cast or folded paper or digital prints OK (other materials attached-OK). Original artworks only; no reproductions.  Put artist’s name, address, title & date of work and medium on back.  No entry form.

Open to all artists – no age or geographical restrictions.  All artwork is shown – no jury.  Entry fee is $5US/piece; 6 entries max.  Postmark deadline November 16, 2015.  All artwork for sale for $100US; artist gets 75%.  Unsold works with SASE will be mailed by Jan 30. Send entries, entry fee by check or M.O. or PayPal to 9 x 12, FWCAC, 1300 Gendy, Ft Worth, TX 76107.

For more information: or Phone: 817.298.3021



November 16, 2015: Postmark Deadline

December 4, 2015: Reception, 6 – 9PM

December 4 – 26, 2015: Exhibition

January 31, 2016: Checks & unsold works mailed

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CALL FOR ARTISTS – “Inspired” The Rockwall Art League Fine Art Show


Call for Artists for the Rockwall Art League’s 15th annual Fine Art Show and Sale.

Deadline for entry is midnight September 12, 2015.  Nonmembers may enter. Please visit for additional information and to download the prospectus and entry form.

Juror: Carol Mitchell

2015 Show Calendar of Events

  • October 1 from 4:00-6:00 PM Take- in for entries at the Rockwall Rotary Bldg., 408 S. Goliad, Rockwall, TX
  • October 2-4  Show exhibit on display.  Judging will be the morning of October 2 before the show opens.
  • Friday, October 2: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 3:  10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 4:     12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • October 3:  Reception and Awards Ceremony from 5:00-7:00 PM
  • October 4:  Must pick up artwork from 5-6:00 PM on Sunday Oct. 4 or 9-11:00 on Monday Oct. 5.


Best of Show $500.00

In each category:  1st Place: $200.00,  2nd Place: $100.00,  Honorable Mention: Ribbon


Rockwall Rotary Building, 408 South Goliad, Rockwall, TX 75087


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Trinity Arts Guild 2015 Fall Members Show


$1,700+ in prizes!

Call for entries: Bring to the Gallery between 9am

and 8pm Tuesday September 15, 2015
Sept. 16 – Oct. 20, 2015
Reception & Awards Monday, October 5, 2015 6:30 pm (prior to monthly meeting)
Open to all members of Trinity Arts Guild (TAG),  First 3 entries for TAG members is $35

Non-members may pay dues and entry fees to enter the show. Each additional entry up to 6 total entries is $5

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch Park, 2819 R.D. Hurt Parkway, Bedford, TX 76021


Show Chairperson Katie Hopkins

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2016 VAST 125-Mile Exhibition deadline Nov. 18

Landscape, Spoon, House, Home        by Faith Jessup 2015 Best of Show

Landscape, Spoon, House, Home
by Faith Jessup
2015 Best of Show10th ANNUAL 125-MILE

January 15 – February 21, 2016 
Opening Reception January 15, 2016
5:30 – 7:30pm
Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton
Center for the Visual Arts, 400 East Hickory
Denton, Texas 76202
This art exhibition is for all artists living within a 125 mile radius of Denton, TX.
Deadline: November 18, 2015
Juror: Dr. John Marcucci
Fees: 3 images can be entered; $20/Students, $30/VAST Members, $35/Non-members
Awards: Best of Show $1,000; $3175 Total Awards
125-Mile Juror
Dr. John Marcucci is the Director and President of Haley-Henman Gallery LLC, providing contemporary fine art services since 2007. Under his leadership, the gallery focuses on emerging and experienced regional artists of different media, celebrating multicultural diversity and promoting dialogue among artists and collectors.
Dr. Marcucci is also a painter and sculptor, with the notable distinction of having a work in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Since 2008, Dr. Marcucci has served as the Juror for multiple regional and state competitions. He currently directs Gallery 422 and other art spaces in the Dallas area. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Dallas Creative Arts Center.

Important Dates to Adhere to:

November 18, 2015
All Entry fees and Applications are due by US Mail. All digital images are emailed to
December 2, 2015
Notifications emailed to artists
January 5, 2016
Juried Work delivered to the Patterson-Appleton Center at 10am-noon or 4pm-7pm
January 15, 2016
Reception 5:30-7:30pm
Awards Presentation at 6:30pm
February 21, 2016
Exhibition closes at 5pm
February 22, 2016
Return of work to Artists at 10:00am-noon or 4:00-7:00pm

Questions? Contact Angelia Ford, 125-Mile Chair, at 214-536-4635 or

For full details, check prospectus here.

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Photography Exhibition, City of DeSoto

Join us for the City of DeSoto’s
2015 juried photography exhibition.

Open to all photographers. 

Prospectus Ad copy
The exhibition will be featured in the

DeSoto City Hall “Atrium”
1-29 October.
9am – 5pm Mon-Fri
211 East Pleasant Run Road
DeSoto, TX 75115

Click here for prospectus details:

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Ecology at thegallery8680 call for art


thegallery8680: will open its doors at 7pm Friday October 9th 2015 for Ecology

Ecology : how does our understanding of the natural world … how does contempory art challenge us to look at our world in new ways.

This letter is a call for artists to submit work for this show titled Identity this show is open for all medians and must be the artists original interpretation of Ecolgy our desire is to create a space for emerging artists of a visionary nature. Whether self-taught or raised within the disciplines of art, we believe that the essence of true artistic expression comes from an earnest desire to say something. We aim to facilitate the artist by promoting the exhibition and sale of art to the general public and the local art population, while hoping to create a hub for an emerging art community.

All artists are encouraged to submit work for consideration of this upcoming exhibit. all exhibits will be curated and not all work submitted will be exhibited; it is our preference to only exhibit original pieces.

To submit work:
Email images in 300dpi digital format; please keep files well organized and manageable. List the size, media and description of works. An artist statement is required with the submission. All submissions should be in jpg files. I do not accept cloud, web pages or drop box submissions.
Submission of 1>3 $12 > 3 $5 for each piece
To meet gallery requirements:
Ready-to-hang: with secure wiring. Secured wire that does not stretch: [eventually appearing above the work]. Hanging apparatus attached that supports the weight of the piece.
1“– 2” stretcher frames are acceptable; edges should be cleaned, painted or finished in some manner if not framed.
Saw hook hanging is not acceptable.
If artwork includes multiple pieces, submit a diagram for hanging [including desired dimensions for spacing]. Work not in appliance with requirements will not be hung.

Timeline of show:
Submissions due: 5pm Friday September 11 2015
Acceptance: Monday September14 2015
Drop Off: 4-6pm Monday September 28 2015
Artists and guests reception: 7-9pm Friday October 9 2015
Art Tour: 11-5pm Saturday October 17 2015 / 1-5pm Sunday October 18 2015
Pick-up: 4-6pm Monday November 2 2015

p 214 -585-8175 [please leave voice message if I do not pick up]
The gallery is located: @ 8680 main street suite e1 Frisco Texas 75034.
Robyn Parker Feehan creative director the gallery8680

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GAVA Depot Day Show call for art

Depot Day Show – 2015
Theme: Patterns
Wednesday, October 9 – Friday October 23
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 2pm
Patterns at the Depot Reception:
Friday, October 9, 5:30-9:00 pm
Medias may include: pottery; painting; sculpture; graphics; traditional printmaking
such as woodcuts, serigraphs, etchings; pastels; pencils; fiber or photography.
Entry Fees are $5 per entry for GAVA MEMBERS
Entry Fees are $10 per entry for Non-GAVA MEMBER
A limit of 3 maximum entries accepted.
Bring your entries to the Santa Fe Depot
605 E. California St., Gainesville, TX. Monday, October 5 2-8 p.m.
Alternate arrangements need to be personally made by calling. The show will end on
October 23rd.
Pick up your entries on Saturday, October 24, 11-4 p.m.
If you need other arrangements, please contact Sylvia De
About GAVA:

Gainesville Area Visual Arts (GAVA), a non-profit organization, is located in Gainesville, TX, about 70 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth. This arts group has over 45 active members. Retha Bond and Elnora Smith organized GAVA on August 27, 1992. It was incorporated on November 6, 2000, by Retha Bond, Elnora Smith and Lowell McCormack. There were 16 charter members.

The purpose of GAVA is to stimulate interest and knowledge of the visual arts for adults and children in the Gainesville and Cooke County, Texas, area. We meet at the Visual Arts Department of North Central Texas College. Each meeting consists of a business meeting as well as a demonstration by an artist. The public is invited to attend. The calendar can be found on this web site and lists the events for the entire year.

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Orisons Art Show – Open Call to Artists

Open Call to Artist

Orisons Art Show – Open Call to 2D Artists

Orisons Art & Framing is holding an open call to 2D artists!
This is a great chance to display in a professional gallery in historic downtown McKinney.
Orisons Art & Framing Orisons has been a vital part of the thriving McKinney art community since 1997 and represents 40+ local artists.

2D Works Only. Canvases must be gallery wrapped. Framed art must be professional and ready to hang. No photography – that show is in August!
Size Limit: 24” on longest side
Theme: None
Commission: 50/50. All art must be available for sale.
Submit up to 3 works.

Entry Fee:
1 – $15 (total)
2 – $25 (total)
3 – $30 (total)

1st Place: $250 Orisons Art & Framing Gift Certificate
2nd Place: $150 Orisons Art & Framing Gift Certificate
3rd Place: $75 Orisons Art & Framing Gift Certificate
*Gift Certificates good for printing, framing and other artist services. Not applicable towards art purchases.


Art Submission Due Date: Orisons will start accepting submissions September 21st. Art must be delivered in person to Orisons Art & Framing NO LATER THAN Thursday, October 1st at 6:00 pm. Orisons is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm for drop off at 110. E. Louisiana St., McKinney, TX 75069.

Acceptance: Emails will be sent out to notify artists of acceptance on Friday, October 2nd. Artwork not accepted can be picked up October 3rd – 10th.

Reception & Award Ceremony: Saturday, October 10th, 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Showing: Art will be on display October 10th through November 7th.

Pick up: Accepted art can be picked up November 9th through the 14th, 10:00 am  – 6:00 pm.

Questions: Please email or call 972-529-1441

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29th Annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition deadline Sept. 4


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

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

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

NEW! Online submissions and prospectus available at

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

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

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

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