Category Archive: Competitions / Calls for Entries

14th Annual Wildlife & Domestic Animal Show deadline August 1st


2015 14th Annual Wildlife & Domestic Animal Juried Art Competition

AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX

2015 marks the fourteenth year Irving Art Association has held a special competition on wildlife and/or domestic animal art.

Any animal species will be considered as acceptable subject matter for works, both wildlife and domestic. This national show is open to all legal residents of the U.S. in the contiguous 48 states, 18 and older. Juror is Helen Bailey. All work must be original — see the  prospectus for details. Limit of three entries.

Media: Oil Painting, Water Media, Dry Media (pastel etc.), Mixed media/misc. (including printmaking), and Photography. Supports: canvas, paper, panel or yupo.

ENTRY DEADLINE Saturday, August 1, 2015 until midnight

To enter, pay the entry fee, fill out the online form and email your images to Entry information:

For questions, contact the Show Chair at


  • Saturday, August 1, 2015 midnight Entry DEADLINE
  • Aug. 10 Notification of acceptance by email
  • Aug. 24 – 28 Shipped entries due (Mon. – Fri.)
  • Saturday, August 29 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Hand delivered entries; Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75062 Directions
  • Sunday, August 30, 2015 Exhibit opens to public
  • Sunday, September 13 2:00 – 4:00 pm Reception & Awards
  • Friday, September 25 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Strike show & art pickup
  • Sept. 28 – Dec. 5 Traveling Exhibit, West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062 (optional – for local artists only)

Juror: Helen Bailey


Helen Bailey has always been passionate about two things in her life – one is drawing and the other is horses.

When she found a talented teacher of colored pencil, it opened a whole new world of art to her.  She studied with Linda Lucas Hardy for 5-1/2 years. 

She has won prizes in McKinney, Irving, Grand Prairie, the State Fair of Texas, Keller, and Richardson, TX art shows.

She is a Signature Member of CPSA (Colored Pencil Society of America), AAEA (American Academy of Equine Artists), and IEA (International Equine Artists).  She is also an Associate Member of WAOW (Women Artists of the West) and AWA (American Women Artists).

Her gallery: Imaging on the Square, McKinney TX

Her website:


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Celebrating our Veterans call for art

Uncle Sam 576

“Celebrating Our Veterans” is an art show of varied media open to all Texas veterans and military personnel who want to share their talent for art. This exhibit is free to enter and all art genres are accepted (some restrictions apply). Enter your one-of-a-kind, original artwork by October 1, 2015. The exhibit will be on display November 2nd to 25th, 2015 at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, TX  76248. Entry forms can be obtained at or at the reception desk of Keller Town Hall. There is no fee for entry and no entrant will be turned away.

A special reception for our veteran artists will be on Thursday evening, November 12th from 7 to 9 PM. For more information please contact 817-743-4000 or

Uncle Sam 576

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Seven State Biennial deadline Aug. 14


It’s that time again and USAO will be hosting our 8th Seven-State Biennial this fall in our Nesbitt Gallery at the University of Science &Arts of Oklahoma. The deadline for submissions is midnight, August 14, 2015. We are offering the same great cash prizes as always. You can download a prospectus by going to the link below.

The Seven State Biennial is open to artists residing in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

AWARDS: $11,000 in cash and purchase awards.

  • 1st Place – $2500
  • 2nd Place – $1500
  • 3rd Place – $500
  • plus
  • (5) $100 Juror’s Choice Awards
  • plus up to $6000 in Purchase Awards

The 2015 Seven State Biennial Juror is internationally renowned artist James Surls.

We have added a third Oklahoma venue for the show, which will allow the artwork in the exhibition to be viewed by a much larger audience within the state.

The show will open in USAO’s Nesbitt Gallery Sept. 26 and run through Nov. 4, after which it travels to the Charles B. Goddard Center in Ardmore for a Nov. 9-25 run. After the show leaves Ardmore, it travels to the Museum of the Red River in Idabel, where it will be on exhibit Dec. 8-Jan. 31.


For more information, contact: Layne Thrift at (405) 574.1374 or Leah Feild at (405) 574.1239


  • August 14 (F) – Deadline for all entries. Images entered should be placed in a PowerPoint with title, medium, and size and placed on a flash drive or CD.
  • September 4 (F) – Notification of acceptance or rejection.
  • September 11 (F) – Deadline for receipt of accepted works by Nesbitt Gallery, USAO, Chickasha.
  • September 26 (S) – Opening reception at the Nesbitt Gallery, USAO, Chickasha, 7 pm. Attendance by the Juror is optional. All Biennial awards will be announced at the reception.
  • November 4 (W) – Exhibit closes at the Nesbitt Gallery, USAO, Chickasha. Exhibition moves to Charles B. Goddard Center in Ardmore, OK.
  • November 9 (M) – Exhibit opens at the Charles B. Goddard Center, Ardmore with a reception on Saturday, November 14, at 7 pm.
  • November 25 (W) – Exhibit closes at the Charles B. Goddard Center, Ardmore.
    December 8 (T) – Exhibit opens at the Museum of the Red River, Idabel, OK.
  • January 31 (Sun) – Exhibit closes at the Museum of the Red River, Idabel. All unsold work returned to the Nesbitt Gallery for pick up/return


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Call for Artists – Keller’s Got Talent

Lady Gaga

The 2015 Keller’s Got Talent Art Show is upon us and entries are being accepted from City of Keller and Keller ISD residents age 18 and older. All forms of art are accepted (some restrictions apply) and must be one-of-a-kind, original artwork done by the person submitting it. The entry fee is $20 for the first 2 pieces of art and submission of 1 or 2 more pieces can be made at $10 per piece. Artists may list their work “for sale” but are not required to do so. All submissions will be judged and Honorable Mentions in categories and three Best in Show will be awarded. This is not a juried competition. Entry forms can be obtained at or by visiting the reception desk at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248.

The deadline for entries is September 1, 2015. The show will run from October 5th through the 28th with a special reception and awards ceremony on Thursday evening, October 8, 2015 from 7 to 9 PM. Please contact 817-743-4000 or with further questions.

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Funky Finds Holiday Show Applications open June 19 – July 31


The Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience

will be held November 7th & 8th in Fort Worth, Texas.

Vendor applications will be open via the event website June 19th through July 31st.

Please remember that this is an all handmade event!!!
We do not allow any manufactured goods or direct sales reps.
Also, we only accept artisans who are selling items they personally hand-crafted.
Please do not submit application for items hand-crafted by others!

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6th Annual View…Enjoy…Celebrate…Art Exhibit entries due July 24


Call to Artists
6th Annual View…Enjoy…Celebrate…Art Exhibit
Theme: Open theme
Dates to Remember:
June 08 Open call to artist
July 24 Entry form, fee and sample artwork due
July 27 Notification of accepted entries
August 15 Hand deliver accepted artwork (9:00am -1:00pm)
August 20 Setup art show
August 21 Art exhibit opening and reception (6:00pm – 9:00pm)
Art exhibit hours:
Saturday, Aug 22 (10:00am – 1:00pm)
Sunday, Aug 23 (11:00am – 1:00pm)
Saturday, Aug 29 (10:00am – 1:00pm)
Sunday, Aug 30 (11:00am – 1:00pm)
September 12 Artists pickup artwork (9:00am -12:30pm)
Pen & ink
Mixed media
3D/sculpture, ceramics
Contact Oscar Duran at for entry form and guidelines
Location: Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Junius Street, Dallas, Texas 75246

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Art of Peace Tyler: call for artists


Submit your visual art to the 2015 Art of PeaceTyler Museum of Art juried peace art exhibit! You can contact Kerian Massey at for a copy of the prospectus. or click here to download. The Submissions are due at the END OF THIS MONTH. July 31st!

Art of Peace – Tyler is a month-long celebration of the United Nations International Day of Peace, which is designated as September 21, each year. Events include live music, independent film, poetry, art, speakers, children’s activities, worship services and an open-table peace meal.The kickoff for the event will be a juried visual art exhibit at the Tyler Museum of Art.

Our Art of Peace – Tyler art show theme this year is Intertwined – Shared Endeavor. Artists are encouraged to creatively respond to concepts such as cooperation, collaboration, partnership, interaction, entanglement, sharing, and, of course, peace.

The exhibit will be open to the public at the Tyler Museum of Art from September 8-13, with an artists’ reception on the afternoon of Sunday, September 13. Submissions, by digital image, are due July 31, with announcement of accepted works by mid-August and delivery September 1-2.

Please feel free to forward this announcement to other artists you know who may be interested. We also want to invite you to all of our Art of Peace – Tyler activities. You can find out more at or at our Facebook page.

In Peace!

Anne McCrady & Kerian Massey​

2015 Art of Peace – Tyler Committee


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Less Than Two Weeks To Enter PleinAir Salon


The current PleinAir Salon contest will be ending in less than two weeks!

That’s right, you only have until July 31 to enter your best paintings in the Salon. We are excited to see the entries some of you have already made and are looking forward to more! Our judge is Bob Malenfant, Partner/Director of Southwest Gallery in Dallas, TX.

Many times, the winning artists are taken completely by surprise when their painting is chosen as a winner. Nothing delights us more than watching a Salon winner celebrate!

It may be your turn to win!

Don’t delay; enter your paintings now while you’re thinking about it, and then start dreaming about what you would do with one of our cash prizes — oh, the possibilities….

Just click here to go to the PleinAir Salon website, create an account if you haven’t already, and submit your best work.

If you’ve submitted before, your images are stored right in your account — no need to upload again. We make it really easy for you!

We’re looking forward to seeing your entries and wish you the best!

Your Team at the PleinAir Salon

PS: We invite different judges for each of our contests, so keep in mind that your submissions that didn’t win previously may be winners this time — enter now!

Enter the Plein Air Salon


PleinAir Magazine Covers
Grand Prize Winners
D. Eleinne Basa (2012), Shelby Keefe (2013), Stewart White (2014), Jim McVicker (2015)


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Pastel Society of the Southwest 34th Annual National Juried Exhibition

PSSW Postcard

Pastel Society of the Southwest 34th National Juried Exhibition

Entries due August 5th, 2015

PSSW invites you to participate in this annual juried exhibition and to also consider joining PSSW.  The exhibition will be on display at the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Grapevine in historic downtown Grapevine, Texas.  The show will be juried and judged by Susan Ogilvie.  The cost for entry is $35 for members and $45 for non-members (for up to 3 entries).  A maximum of two entries will be accepted into the show.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity.  Best of Show winner will receive $1000 cash and an advertisement in Southwest Art magazine valued at $2300!  Total prizes for show exceeds $6000 in value.

The prospectus in online at

More about PSSW at


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South West Artists call for entries

Ad for Art Collector

SouthWest Artists is celebrating its 70th year and 30 years of art competition by  initiating an annual  national juried painting competition with cash awards of over $12,000 and a special award from the American Art Collector magazine.

Update: Deadline extended to July 20!

This will be an ongoing competition with signature status and sizable awards in the future. Entries are being handled by

You can also find more information, including the Prospectus for the competition, at Or contact Barbara Tobias <> .

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IAA Summer Show at the West Irving Library – call for art


The next free to enter show at the West Irving Library will be the 3rd annual IAA Summer Exhibit. There is no theme, but seasonal pieces will be appreciated. All 2-D media are eligible. The exhibit will be on view July 25 through September 26.

All artwork should be wired and ready to hang. Note weight limit of 10 pounds due to hanging system.

Contact organizers Sharon Giles or Susan Murray to participate or call 214-288-1232. Eligible participants: Irving residents or members of the Irving Art Association and its associated organizations: TAO Arts, Kaligrafos orFort Worth Calligraphers Guild, as well as Irving Art Center’s Art Connection.

Drop off is Saturday, July 25 from 10 am – 1pm at the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle in Irving. (near the corner of Esters & Rochelle.) To make other arrangements, please contact the organizers. Bring your IAA 2015 Summer Exhibit Loan Agreement, or you may fill out the paperwork at time of drop off .

Also, if you would like to schedule a exhibit for yourself or your organization, please contact us.

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Grapevine Art Project Regional Juried Show


Gap Juried Art Show

The Grapevine Art Project (GAP) is pleased to announce its call for entries for the 2015 Regional Juried Fine Art Show. Apply for an opportunity to exhibit your art in the heart of Dallas/Fort Worth at the Lancaster Gallery in Historic Downtown Grapevine, Texas. This is the second juried show sponsored by GAP and is open to all regional artists in the Dallas /Ft. Worth Metro area. This event seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of art work being generated by Texas artists.

The Grapevine Art Project (GAP) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting art in the DFW area. Go to for more information or to become a member.

Important Dates:

  • Submissions deadline: July 31st Midnight
  • Notification of Selection Date: August 17 Delivery of accepted work: Must be hand-delivered
  • August 30, 9:00am – 4:30pm Exhibition: September 1 -October 30
  • Art Removal & pick up: October 30, 9:00am – 4:30p.

Please note: GAP will not accept mail or package deliveries or returns.

ENTRY FEES: GAP Members enter up to 3 works for $25 Non-members enter up to 3 works for $35 Pay with PayPal on our website

ELIGIBILITY: Persons must be 18 years or older to apply and currently reside in the greater Dallas/ Fort Worth area. All artwork must be original, designed and created by the applicant. All work must have been completed within the last two years from the exhibition date of September 2015. 2D and 3D work accepted. 2D work may not exceed 36″ wide or 60″ tall. Artwork should be ready to hang with wire or D-Rings. A limited number of pedestals are available for 3D work A limited number of cases are available for small 3D work. All artwork must remain on display for the duration of the GAP Regional Juried Show, Sept 1-October 30, 2015

Submission Requirements: Entry and entry fees must be received online by midnight on July 31 with credit card or PayPal on our website Only digital images of the artwork will be accepted as submissions, please DO NOT send original artwork. E-mail submissions to GAP at Include GAP Juried Show in the subject line of your email. Digital images of your artwork should be saved as JPEG (at least 4″ wide at 300 dpi). Please name each image with the title of the work the size and your name as the file designation (i.e. StarryNight.16×20.VincentVanGogh) In the body of the E-mail please give your name and contact information. A short bio is nice but not required. Works that are selected for exhibition may be offered for sale at the artist’s discretion. All accepted artwork must be delivered in person and picked up at the Lancaster Gallery during the scheduled time.

GAP membership:


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Experiment, Fabricate Online, Exhibit in NYC: Digital Fabrication Residency



Experiment, Fabricate Online, Exhibit in NYC: Digital Fabrication Residency

Digital Fabrication Residency is a professional development program engaging artists with digital tools for project visualization and fabrication workflows for 3D printing, CNC routing, laser cutting, digital embroidery, textile printing, animation and other platforms. A core concept of this program is to engage in the digital craft of making as it concerns technology augmenting with traditional fabrication concepts, processes and materials. Residents learn software workflows and become knowledgeable in current applications of technology in the production of art. Residents accepted into the summer and fall programs will have the opportunity to exhibit artworks created in the program in an exhibition in NYC organized by Digital Fabrication Residency.

Our program consists of an Online Program that includes group workshops, individual project development, guest speakers and invaluable resource information for understanding digital fabrication workflows. We also offer an Online/Onsite residency that is specifically catered to individual project goals that develop initially through online project development finalizing with onsite learning with machines and fabrication with the artist. Both programs provide artists with limited licenses to selected software and optional 3D print, laser cut, textile print or digital embroidery resources. Also as part of our programing, Digital Fabrication Residency hosts online guest speaker presentations during the residency session that are open to residents and the public.

To learn more about the range of topics covered in DFR Group Workshops visit:

Digital Fabrication Residency seeks to empower artists with working knowledge of digital tools as they concern contemporary art studio practices. From concept to execution, we offer a range of informative programs and services to educate and facilitate artists. We welcome applicants of beginner to advanced levels. Please see our application for additional information concerning application requirements and residency participation fees. Extended residency sessions are available for accepted applicants.


Residency Dates:

Summer Session 2: 6 Week Residency: July 27 – September 4, 2015

Fall Session 1: 4 Week Residency: September 14 – October 9, 2015

Fall Session 2: 4 Week Residency: October 19 – November 13, 2015

See Apply Form for Additional Session Dates

Online/Onsite Program: 5 Week Program: *Applicant must specify preferred dates between June 1 – November 20, 2015

There is a required $15 application fee. To apply visit:

To learn more about the Subsidized Residency Work-Exchange Program visit:

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2015 Art Connection entries due July 11 & 12


Irving Arts Center presents its15th Annual Art Connection Members Exhibition – call for entries

July 18–Aug. 29, 2015

Reception & Awards Presentation: July 19, 2–4 p.m.


or click here: Prospectus2015-web

Entry Fees: $5 entry fee per piece; maximum of two pieces of artwork per member. Entry fees will be waived for Art Connection Members who have a Patron level membership or above. All fees are non-refundable. New members may join at time of entry.

$1,650 in cash prizes will be awarded. Members may enter in one of three categories: Youth (17 years old and younger), Non-Professional (18 years old and up) and Professional.

Members may drop off their work on Saturday, July 11, 12 noon–5 p.m. or Sunday, July 12, 1–5 p.m. at the Irving Arts Center. 

All entries must be original works completed within the last two years. Eligible media include: painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, printmaking (handpulled graphics), digital printmaking, photography, textiles, fiber, mixed media, and fine art crafts (no work from kits). Video will be accepted (submitted on a DVD with a continuous loop function); however, equipment availability for viewing/displaying is limited.

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Forney’s Top 40 call for entries


Submit an entry for our 3rdAnnual TOP 40 regional Juried show!  $700.00 in prizes!  Deadline for entry August 2, 2015.

Prospectus: Top 40 Regional Juried Show 2015

Judge Chris Blackhurst

Gallery of the Arts at Crumbzz, 212 S. Bois d’Arc Street Forney, TX 75126

Sponsored by the Forney Arts Council!


  • Entry Deadline Aug. 2, 2015
  • Notification of Acceptance Aug. 17, 2015
  • Hand Deliveries Sept 10, 2015 5:00-6:30 pm
  • Installation Sept 10, 2015
  • Reception & Awards Ceremony Sept 11, 2015 6:30-8:00 pm
  • Pick up Art Oct. 29, 2015

Lesli Bruce Co-Director of Visual Arts

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THE STAR OF TEXAS Public Art Project artist call – deadline June 30



Attention all artists: there is still time to enter the Star of Texas Public Art Project call for artists. If you’re just now hearing about this fantastic new project, here is a recap:

The Arlington Museum of Art (AMA), along with theArlington Tomorrow Foundation (ATF) and Women Inspiring Philanthropy (WIP) are currently working on the public art project, The Star of Texas.

The exhibit will include 20 fabricated fiberglass stars positioned throughout Arlington’s Cultural Arts District, Downtown and Entertainment District. The sculptures will be individual pieces of art, celebrating the city’s new brand, Arlington: The American Dream City. Artists will be invited to submit their interpretation of how they will paint the sculptures to reflect the American Dream in Arlington. A selection committee made up of community members will pick the final twenty artists to participate in the exhibit.
This is an exciting way to have your artwork put on display for the public to see, and to be a part of project to further the arts and culture in the City of Arlington and the Great State of Texas. The final deadline is June 30, 2015.
If you are interested in joining us for this exciting public art project, the information packet can be downloaded HERE

Visit for more information.

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Southwestern Watercolor Society Members Exhibition entries due June 30


The 52nd. Annual Member Exhibition will be held at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas again this year.

The deadline for entries is June 30th, and the Preview Party will be held at Royal Lane Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon, July 12th. Notification of acceptance to the show will be sent out on August 3rd. and the show opens on September 2nd. Our Awards Ceremony and Reception is on Sunday evening, September 20th.

This year, entries will be made through the Call For Entry (CaFE) website ( where members set up a free account, upload their digital images and complete their application. Entry fees may be paid through the CaFE site using a credit card or by check mailed to Pam Wilson, SWS Treasurer.

Members must have paid their dues and be members in “good standing” to enter the show.

Members may CLICK HERE to read the full prospectus and make their application.

Exhibition Schedule

  • Entry Deadline:   Tuesday, June 30th. (midnight).
  • Preview Party:  Sunday, July 12th. Royal Lane Baptist Church – 2:00-4:00PM
  • Acceptance Notification: Monday, August 3rd.
  • Deadline to receive shipped art: Friday, August 28th – Craters and Freighters
  • Deadline for hand-delivered art:  Monday, August 31st – Eisemann Center (5:00 – 7:00PM)
  • Show Opens:   Wednesday, September 2nd. – Eisemann Center
  • Awards Reception:  Sunday, September 20th. (6:00 – 8:00PM)  Eisemann Center
  • Show Closes:  Sunday, September 27th.
  • Pick up hand-delivered art:  Monday, September 28th. (5:00 – 7:00PM) Eisemann Center
  • Shipped art returned:  Monday, September 28th.

• If you are not a member of SWS and would like to join, Click here.


–from the SWS website:

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CAC 2015 Annual Membership Exhibition – deadline July 6



Creative Arts Center of Dallas is now accepting submissions for our 

2015 Annual Membership Exhibition. In this juried exhibition our panel will be looking for the most exceptional of member work in all mediums. CAC members are invited to submit up to three images of original 2D or 3D artworks created within the last two years for consideration.  

Submission Deadline: Monday, July 6th 6 pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 8th 5 pm – 8 pm

Hosted by Mary Tomás Gallery

1110 Dragon St., Dallas, Texas 75207 214.727.5101


Mary Tomás, Mary Tomás Gallery

Debbie Ballard, Sculptor


ELIGIBILITY: All persons with memberships valid through June 2016 are eligible to submit artwork.  Entrants must be or become members of the Creative Arts Center of Dallas at the time of submission.  Entrants may become a member or renew current membership online, via phone, or in person.  A One (1) Year Individual Membership is $45 or $35 for Seniors, Educators, and Students.


ENTRY FEES: The entry fee is $45 for up to three images per artist to be submitted online or the CAC office on a CD. This includes either three images detailing one piece of artwork, or three images of three different artworks.

Click here to submit your work today!

2015 Call to Artist Details

For further information, please contact Andrea Blanco or via phone (214) 320-1275.

May 26th – July 6th: Submission of artwork
July 24th: Accepted artists notified
July 27th-29th: Artists drop-off artwork to Mary Tomás Gallery, 11 am – 5 pm
August 8th: Opening Reception from 5 – 8 pm
Sept 5th: Exhibition Ends at Mary Tomás Gallery
Sept 7th – 8th: Pick up artwork at Mary Tomás Gallery, 10:30 am – 6 pm


Creative Arts Center of Dallas
2360 Laughlin Drive
Dallas, TX 75228

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I PECOFacet International Painting Competition


PECOFacet, world leader in design, manufacturing and distribution of advanced filtration and separation systems, announces the I PECOFacet International Painting Competition.

The competition is designated for adult artists independently of their nationality. The competition is open to any current aesthetics. The theme must be linked to filtration systems, especially in the markets that the company operates in: Aviation, Naval, Industrial, Environmental, and Petrochemical.

A total amount of 10,000 euros, split between two prizes, will be awarded in accordance to the jury’s decision.

Please find the complete contest rules following the link below:

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For the Birds at TVAA Downtown Gallery

For the Birds
Texas Visual Arts Association Downtown Gallery
Plaza of the Americas

Entry deadline: July 20
Exhibit: August 3 – 31
Reception: August 9, 2 pm – 4 pm

Birds exist everywhere, and while adored by some, they are feared or totally ignored by others. Birds have been used as symbols for love (love birds), peace (dove), freedom (bald eagle), and rebirth (the mythical phoenix). Poems and songs have been written about them, and each state claims one as it’s state bird.

For this show, artists are invited to submit work that depicts birds in any medium.

Curator: Jan Partin

Prospectus Word | PDF | TVAA Downtown Gallery

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Artseen Studio Tour Invitation to Artists


Frisco’s 5th Annual Studio Tour Coming in October

Now Registering Artists

We are very pleased to announce the 5th Annual ArtSeen Studio tour, coming this October 17 & 18.  Mark your calendars and make plans to visit creative spaces all over town.

We are in the process of registering artists and creative businesses.  Many artists are sharing their spaces, allowing artists from outside of Frisco to join the tour as well.  If you are looking for a place to show your work, please contact us and we will do our best to connect you with exhibit spaces.  Email Misty at for more info.

The Deadline for regular registration ends July 15.  Don’t miss out!

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29th Annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition


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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Women & Their Work deadline Aug. 19


Women & Their Work
Solo Exhibition Competition for Texas artists


Women & Their Work in Austin seeks artists who create inventive, high-caliber contemporary art that breaks new ground or proposes innovative approaches to form and content. Selections are based on an evaluation of the work; we look for a strong, consistent aesthetic vision. We encourage artists to create new work for exhibition. The work in the application should demonstrate that you are capable in vision and scope of creating a powerful solo exhibition that commands the 1,700 square foot gallery. Women artists residing in Texas who have not had a solo exhibition at Women & Their Work within the past five years are eligible. Recently created work in all media will be considered.


August 19, 2015: Deadline for all applications online.
October 1, 2015: Notification to all applicants.
May 2016 – May 2017: Exhibitions will be scheduled for six-week periods between these dates.


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CHILL – An Open Call to Artists

The summer is hot in Texas.  SLANT is looking to cool things off with artist’s interpretations of the word ‘chill’.  We invite you to be cool, ice it up, cool it down, freeze, take a chill pill, chill-out, and show us your best chilled to the bone, wind-chilled, big-chilled, chill factored creations of coolness!


ENTRY:  Artists may enter up to 3 artworks for jury review. Submit entries via email as jpg images via email to Submissions to be received by 6:00 pm Saturday, July 4. THERE IS NO COST TO SUBMIT ENTRY. Artists who have accepted entries will be asked to contribute $15 at time of art drop.

NOTICE OF ACCEPTED ENTRIES: An email notification will be sent by midnight on Monday, July 6, to individual artists who have accepted entries.

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, July 18 from 6:00-10:00 pm at SLANT gallery, located at 13331 Preston Rd. (Preston/LBJ), #2218, in Dallas, TX.

For complete entry details or to learn more about SLANT, please visit
Questions? Email us at



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Denison Main Street Fall Fest

Main Street Fall Fest, Downtown Denison, Texas

Saturday, October 3, 2015 * 9 am-5 pm

Accepting applications for vendors. Deadline August 28, 2015. Booth fee $75.
200-700 blocks of Main Street, Denison Texas

Application | Website

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Kerr Arts & Cultural Center KACC Teachers Art Show & Youth Art Camp

Kerr Arts & Cultural Center’s 2015 Youth Art Camp will feature two sessions; July 13th – 17th, and July 20th – 24th. Classes are open to children ages 6 – 14.

Students who are 8 years old and up select their daily project from several options. All classes will be kept small to facilitate individualized instruction. Each session will run from 9 am – Noon. Participants will learn hands-on, working with qualified adult artist-instructors in a wide variety of genres including Painting, Dance, Fiber Arts, Theater, Sculpture, Crafts, Woodworking, Cooking and more.

Students can attend all 5 days per session for a $75 fee, or can select “a la carte” at $18 per class. Students may also choose to attend both full-week sessions for $150. Scholarships are available – please contact KACC for information.

July will also see the annual Hometown Crafts Teachers Show. KACC is putting out a call for entries to artist/educators of all kinds – active or retired, any level or grade, from public or private schools, and even those who serve as tutors. Hometown Crafts, is a big fan of teachers and wants to give them a chance to display their creative, artistic side. KACC Executive Director, Debbie Minns commented, “Few other groups of people work harder or with more dedication than our teachers, and this show is our way of giving back to these people who dedicate their lives to inspiring our young people. We sincerely appreciate the ongoing sponsorship of these shows by Hometown Crafts!”

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Jammey Huggins

In addition to the Youth Art Camp and Hometown Crafts Teachers Show, July will also feature the American Plains Artists Award show, with paintings by Patsy Lindamood and sculpture by Jammey Huggins, and the 2GypsyZ Art Show, a display of expressionist works by Marcy Dorman and Jeanie Williamson.

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Patsy Lindamood

The free public opening and reception for all July shows will be from 1-3 PM on Saturday, July 11th.

For full information and “Youth Art Camp” sign-up, as well as more information on all of KACC’s July show lineup, call 830-895-2911 or come by KACC at 228 Earl Garrett during gallery hours 10 am – 4 pm Tuesday – Saturday or 1- 4 pm Sunday. Additional info is also available on the KACC website

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Call for 3D Artists! Frisco Arts’ 3rd Annual “sculptechular” exhibition!


Do you work creatively in three-dimensions? Join the third annual “sculptechular” exhibition hosted by Frisco Arts!

  • By July 22, submit a written, photographed, or drawn proposal for a LARGE scale installation or free-standing sculpture in one of the special events rooms from 9.8-9.20
  • By August 10, submit images of smaller scale work for the Frisco Art Gallery to be exhibited 8.25-10.1

For all details, entry forms, etc., please see:

Questions? Call 972-668-5180 or email

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Call for ARTrageous Submissions – June 21st Deadline!


The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco will host an open art show for members and non-members this summer in the Frisco Art Gallery at Frisco’s Discovery Center. Come during regular business hours to view art of all mediums and genres from local artists. Submit up to 5 images to BY JUNE 21 to be considered for this show.

Up to three images will be accepted per artist. Entry fee is $10 for VAGF members and $20 for non-VAGF members.

Pieces must be ready-to-hang. Drop off will be June 28th from 12-2pm at the Frisco Discovery Center.

Questions? Contact VAGF President, Brenda Thomas at


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THE BLUES – call for submissions



Curator:  Junanne Peck

The Blues

Mood disorders, depression, melancholy, sadness, whatever you choose to refer to your experience, it does exist despite the stigma and silence within society.

The intent behind this project is to create and increase awareness of how depression is experienced not only by those that suffer from it but by those that love and care for them.

Depression is often misunderstood and false assumptions abound. Although there are common experiences, each persons experience is unique and can lead to isolation, worthlessness, hopelessness and a sense of not belonging or fitting in anywhere.

By creating a space for individuals effected by depression to share their experiences through the Arts, Visual, spoken word and video. All mediums are accepted.

This exhibit has the capacity to increase a sense of interconnectedness that is vital when living with depression.

The content must be of a nature that a public entity can display for the enjoyment of a diverse, family-type audience.

Submit up to 3 works. All works must be wired and ready to hang.

Size: Must be able to fit through a door.

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


  • Deadline for Submissions: September 21, 2015
  • Hand delivered works: Tuesday September 22, 2015 -12-4pm
  • Or make other arrangements with Curator.
  • Gallery Exhibition Dates: Sunday September 27 – November 25, 2015
  • Reception: October 18, 2015 from 2-4 pm
  • Pick up Date: Saturday November 28, 2015 12-4pm

Or make other arrangements with Curator. We have no storage.

Irving Arts Association (IAA) will retain a 15% commission on all exhibition sales. The price represented on the artist entry form will be the sale price. Please reflect the 15% above asking price when pricing your art.                                                                                                         No changes will be allowed. Sold works will remain until the end of the exhibition.



 Entry Form



City_____________________________ State________ Zip_________

Day Phone______________________ Evening Phone________________

Email Address_______________________________________________


  1. Title of Work_____________________________________________


Size of Work  (H x W x D)_____________________________________

Price $__________________

  1. Title of Work_____________________________________________


Size of Work (H x W x D)_____________________________________

Price $_____________________

  1. Title of Work_____________________________________________


Size of Work (H x W x D)____________________________________

Price $________________________

My signature below indicates that I have read and agree to all terms and conditions stated in this entry form.

Artist Signature___________________________Date:______________

Picked up by ______________________________Date:_______________


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WAA’s 2015 Peach Festival Show call for entries


Awards Ceremony Saturday, July 11, 2015 3 pm

Show Date: Sat. July 11, 2015 – Show Runs to August 10

Registration Thurs. June 25, 4 -7 pm Fri, June 26, Noon —6 pm Sat. June 27, 10 am—3 pm; Firehouse Gallery & Art Center, Palo Pinto Street, Weatherford, TX, United States


Pick Up Artwork Students & entries from out of town may pick up after ceremony on Sat.

Entry Fees: WAA member $12 per entry; Non -WAA member $15 per entry; Student (grades K—12) $5 per entry

Categories Oil/Acrylic (works on canvas); Watercolor (works on paper or canvas); Graphic (pencil, pen/ink, scratch art, color pencil, pastels); Experimental/Mixed Media (works using more than 2 media of an experimental nature, includes painted rocks, glass, tiles, mosaic, quilted arts, etc.) ; Photography – Digital (photos with minimal digital manipulation); Photography—Manipulation—(photographs that rely on heavy digital manipulations); 3-Dimensional (Sculpture, ceramics) Students (grades K -12)

Artworks previously entered in WAA Peach Festival Show are ineligible. All work must be original and created in the last 3 (three) years

Information on the Peach Festival: Over 200 arts, crafts, food and activity booths.




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10th Annual TAC Juried Exhibition deadline June 20

Texas Artists Coalition is pleased to invite members to submit artwork for the 10th Annual TAC Juried Membership Exhibit. Entry deadline is June 20, 2015: 12AM (midnight).  Exhibit is August 7 – 29, 2015 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.  Reception is August 7; 6 – 9pm.  Over $1500 in awards. Prospectus:

Juror is Cohn Drennan of Cohn Drennan Contemporary, an art gallery in Dallas, TX featuring the work of emerging and mid-career artists.  The gallery is temporarily closed due to a fire in an adjacent building.  Previously, Mr. Drennan was the Director of the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University from 2005 through 2010.  Upon his arrival at the museum, Mr. Drennan lead the museum through its most productive era in its history by producing original exhibitions and content for the Wichita Falls community that gained state, national, and international notoriety.  Prior to his position at WFMA, Mr. Drennan was the Deputy Director of the United States Department of State, Art in Embassies Program, in Washington, DC.  The Art in Embassies Program was established by Congress in 1964 to increase international cultural awareness of American art through exhibitions at US embassies worldwide.  During his tenure at the State Department, Mr. Drennan was the recipient of the Department’s Medal of Superior Honor in 2001, 2003 an 2004 for his Leadership in Cultural Diplomacy.

Current TAC members may submit up to 3 artworks; No size or media restrictions on artwork.  2D is limited to 3 JPG images; 3D may enter 1 extra detail JPG for each artwork.  Accepted art must be dropped off August 1: 9am – 7pm, and picked up August 30, 1 – 5pm.

The Texas Artists Coalition is a membership program designed to offer benefits for artists in the North Texas community. These benefits range from as annual juried exhibition to peer reviews to workshops, plus much more. The mission of the TAC is to support career development of artists, whether they are emerging or established, amateur or professional. Programs of the TAC are supported by the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts. Join:!membership-and-benefits/c173r


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Dallas Aurora new media proposals due June 15


Aurora 2015 is pleased to announce an open call for local and international artists to submit proposals for artworks in the following media: light, video, sound, digital, internet-based work and/or performance. On October 16, 2015, Aurora will present the fourth edition of it’s free and public contemporary art exhibition, taking place in the Dallas Arts District and Klyde Warren Park. .

Deadline for Proposals: June 15, 2015; midnight (Central Standard Time)
Exhibition Date: October 16, 2015
Location: Throughout the Dallas Arts District and Klyde Warren Park

Email us for more information.

Apply here

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ARTrageous Art Exhibit


July 2nd–August 9th


VAGF Art Exhibition; Closing Reception on August 9th from 3-5 pm– Frisco Art Gallery

The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco will host an open art show for members and non-members this summer in the Frisco Art Gallery at Frisco’s Discovery Center. Come during regular business hours to view art of all mediums and genres from local artists.

Questions? Contact VAGF President, Brenda Thomas at

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VAL’s Fresh Ideas entries due June 21


VAL’s” Fresh Ideas 2015″  Juried Competition and Exhibit

Call for Entries

Prospectus HERE


Sunday, June 21: Entries due at MCL Grand between 1:30 – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, June 23 and Wednesday, June 24: Pick up art work not accepted.
Saturday, June 27: Opening Reception 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Award Ceremony 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 27: Exhibit open to public
Saturday, August 8: Final day of Exhibit
Sunday, August 9 pick up entries.
Diane reader Dorn


MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery  

Monday – Friday 

1 – 5 PM

100 N. Charles Street

(between Main Street and Church Street in Old Town Lewisville)

Lewisville, Texas   

General Information (972) 219-8446

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OPA’s 2015 Salon Show deadline July 31


Oil Painters of America will hold its second Salon Show of Representational Oil Paintings, October 8th through November 5, 2015 at Beverly McNeil Gallery in Birmingham, Alabama.

Awards will be given with a total value estimated in excess of $12,000 in cash and merchandise.

Deadline for online submissions is Friday, July 31, 2015.

Salon Show entry fee:  $30 for the first entry, $15 for the second. Maximum Size Unframed:  320 square inches.

To enter, artists must reside in the U.S., Canada or Mexico and be a current member of OPA at an annual fee of $70.  OPA is currently accepting 2015 member applications.

For more information or to view a prospectus, please visit or call 815-356-5987.

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