Category Archive: Competitions / Calls for Entries

Infinite Kamme Art Scholarship Art Show and Gabby Devore Benefit call for artists

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We are still accepting submissions for artists to be a part of the juried exhibition in the gallery and/or have a booth in the Art Fair in the Square to benefit both the endowment of the Kamme Art Scholarship administered by the Sanger Education Foundation and Gabby Devore, the first recipient of the scholarship this year who was in a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Located at 304 Bolivar, Sanger, Texas (940) 300-6551

For artist submissions contact Ginger Cochran

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More calls around Texas


The SHOW1042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs, Texas
DEADLINE: 7/1/2016

Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 10/22/2016 – 10/23/2016

The Artists Alliance of the Hill Country (AAHC) is spotlighting 60 juried artists at The SHOW as a two-day Fine Art Event from 10 AM to 6 PM.  Artists will display their work in a 12,000 square foot air-conditioned room with musicians performing original songs on-site throughout the two day event. Guest admission and parking to The SHOW is free. Food and drink are available on location. The Artists Alliance of the Hill Country will heavily advertise The SHOW in print, radio, and social media throughout Texas. The website page dedicated to The SHOW will be


City of El Paso – 2016 Artwork Purchase Program
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 6/30/16
The Museums & Cultural Affairs Department is building a public collection of artwork created by El Paso Area artists that recognizes the artistic talent and cultural diversity in El Paso, Texas.  The artwork is placed in City Hall buildings for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public

2016 Western Trappings on The Llano
Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 10/7/2016 – 11/19/2016
Entry Deadline: 7/1/16A 44 day, Juried, International exhibit and sale of original Western Trappings, Art, Jewelry and Gear.

Navasota Artist in Residency Fall 2016
Navasota, Texas
Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 8/29/2016 – 2/20/2017
Entry Deadline: 7/5/16
The City of Navasota and The Arts Council of Brazos Valley are excited to open the Fall 2016 Navasota Artists in Residence Application! The Artists in Residence will have an opportunity to live, work, and exhibit in the historic Horlock Home in Navasota, Texas which includes living and studio space for each of the three selected artists as well as a retail gallery space. The term of each residency is roughly six (6) months. The City of Navasota will provide amenities including internet, cable, electricity, retail space and live/work space free of charge to selected artists with the purpose of providing artists the opportunity to create and sell their work.

Arts Alive! 2016

Corpus Christi, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/30/2016

Jury Fee: $20.00
Event Dates: 9/3/2016 – 9/4/2016

Arts Alive! 2016, located on the Bayfront, is a celebration of the visual and performing arts, hosted by the Art Center of Corpus Christi, in the heart of the Marina Arts District. Arts Alive! is an exciting weekend of all things art – fine art, interactive experiences, demonstrations, performances, music, and workshops. Arts Alive! is not affiliated with Corpus Christi Festival of the Arts.

SW Festival of the Arts 2016

Santa Fe, New Mexico
DEADLINE: 6/30/2016

Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 11/4/2016 – 11/6/2016

The SW Festival of the Arts and Presenting Sponsor Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino will again be showcasing some of the finest artists in North and South America. The art festival will feature 100 exhibitors for the autumn festival,  just north of Santa Fe, NM. Dates for this years event areNovember 4,5, and 6. Exhibit spaces will be located in the Tewa indoor ballroom.

Santa Fe is “Among the Top 10 International Cities for Art, HGTV”, and is recognized as the third largest Art Market in the country after New York and Los Angeles.

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Seascapes at thegallery8680 – call for artists DEADLINE JULY 1

8680logothegallery8680 will open its doors at 7pm 07.22.2016 for Seascapes.

This letter is a call for artists to submit work for the exhibition titled Seascapes. This show is open for all mediums and must be the artist’s original interpretation of Seascapes – Artists Expression of the Sea.. Our desire is to create a space for emerging artists of a visionary nature. Whether self-taught or raised within the disciplines of art,

All exhibits will be curated and not all work submitted will be exhibited;
Seascapes – Artists Expression of the Sea
To submit work:
Email 1>3<10 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.
Fee Submission of 1-3 pieces $15 > 3 $5 for each piece: Please pay submission fee by going to the gallery website and hit the buy now button. Submission is not complete till payment received.

To meet gallery requirements:
Ready-to-hang with secure wiring 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. ½“canvases will not be accepted unless framed.( or at curators discretion). If artwork includes multiple pieces, submit a diagram for hanging [including desired dimensions for spacing]
Work not in compliance with requirements will not be hung.

Timeline of show:
Submissions Due: Midnight Friday July 1st 2016
Acceptance: Tuesday July 5th 2016
Delivery: Monday July 18th 2016 4-6pm
Pick Up: Monday August 15th 2016 4-6pm
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 thegallery8680

thegallery8680 is partnering with Frisco Arts : their mission is to expand the artistic, educational, and cultural opportunities in Frisco.


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Enter the 2016 IAA National Animal Art Competition


2016 15th Annual IAA National Animal Art Juried Competition

AUGUST 28 – SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX

2016 marks the 15th year Irving Art Association has held a special competition on animal art.

Entry is open to all legal residents of the U.S. in the contiguous 48 states, 18 and older. Any animal species is considered as acceptable subject matter for works, including both wildlife and domestic.

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

ENTRY DEADLINE Sunday, July 31, 2015 until midnight.

For complete entry rules see the 2016 PROSPECTUS

2016 Online Registration and Payment: click here

$35 entry fee for up to 3 pieces; discount – $25 for IAA members

For questions, contact the Show Chair Mark Thompson at

Juror TBA

2015 Best of Show

2015 Best of Show: Heather Lara “Serenity”
2015 President's Award

2015 President’s Award: Gary Ward “Easy Riders”

  • Saturday, July 16 Help with digital Images and entry $10 by appt, Mark Thompson 214-608-7100 or email
  • Sunday, July 31st Entry Deadline  all day
  • Saturday, August 13 Notification of acceptance 
  • Mon. – Fri., Aug 22 – 26 Shipped entries due – instruction sent with notification
  • Saturday, August 27 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Hand delivered entries, Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75062
  • Sunday, August 28, 2016 Exhibit opens to public 
  • Sunday, September 4 Exhibit Reception &  Awards 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 24 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Strike show & art pickup
  • Oct. 1 – Nov. 6. 2016 Traveling Exhibit  at the Irving Arts Center.  Local artists are invited to participate.


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Shreveport’s Art of the Heartland 2016 deadline August 15


The Art of the Heartland 2016 painting competition is open and the deadline is fast approaching:August 15, 2016. Entries are now being accepted at

Entry Fee (Non-Member Fee The Art of the Heartland): $45.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $20.00

About SouthWest Artists, Inc. (SWA)

SWA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. This competition is a project of SWA, and the exhibition will be hosted by its Mena Art Gallery in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains and National Forest, an area of 1.5 million acres providing endless plein air painting and photo opportunities. Our goal is to assemble the finest display of representational paintings made in America that display the best of American Art. The focus in the jury process will be to select paintings with the highest quality in workmanship, color, value, composition, style and diversity of subject matter that depicts the best of America and its people. The selection jury will consist of three professional artists.

Eligible artist locations include all of the United States, Canada and their possessions, provinces and territories. Artists must be 18 years or older.

Awards are:

1st place, Best in Show: $4,000

2nd place: $2,000

3rd place: $1,000

Award of Merit to an Arkansas Artist: $1,000

We are working with our sponsors to add a variety of additional awards, including merchandise awards, purchase awards, and more. Updates will be posted on our website and Facebook page.

We have scheduled a plein air painting workshop for Monday and Tuesday, October 3 and 4, 2016. Dave Ivey of Shreveport, LA will be the workshop instructor; you can check out his work and style on his website:; to get a view of the location for the workshop,check out our website: Fee for the workshop is $350 for the two days and does include lunch each day.

Also scheduled are two days of plein air painting and a photoshoot to some of the most beautiful places in Arkansas: great for getting photos for studio artists to work from.


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State Fair of Texas Creative Arts Competitions entries due July 22


Creative Arts Competitions

With more than 1,100 competition categories including photography, canning, art, sewing and cooking, the State Fair’s Creative Arts competitions provide professionals and amateurs of all ages a showcase for their creative skills.

2016 CREATIVE ARTS HANDBOOK (prospectus)

The competition includes fine arts (Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolor, Ink, Pencil or Charcoal, Mixed Media and
Printmaking), photography, ceramics and hobbies for all age levels. Fees depend upon department – ART has a 4 piece limit – $5 per entry for adults.

Important dates:

  • July 22, 2916 deadline to entry (mail or in person)
  • August 12 -14 deliver entry to Creative Arts Building
  • August 14 judging begins
  • Sept. 7 – 9 pick up non-winning entries
  • Sept. 30 – Oct. 23 State Fair of Texas
  • Oct. 26 – 28 post Fair pick-up


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TVAA Open Show entries due June 20


Call for Art

TVAA Downtown Gallery

Open Show

July 1 – 29, 2016

Reception July 10 from 2-4pm

Welcome to the OPEN SHOW by TVAA DOWNTOWN GALLERY! For this show, you can create whatever you want! Use any medium and style! The sky and beyond is your limit. But if you cannot think of a thing, remember: July is full of summer fun, whether you like fireworks and circuses or swimming in serene lakes on a sweet summer’s day! Travel America or tour the world. Perhaps you are feeling a bit abstract in the hot weather; it matters not. Show us your ideas in your own unique style!

Please submit up to three entries (jpgs at 300 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side) to Curator Jenny Keller by June 20th at

TVAA Downtown Gallery Plaza of the Americas Suite G207 Box 347 700 N Pearl Street Dallas, Texas 75201 469-569-4580

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Texas Artists Coalition 2016 Juried Show deadline June 20


11th Annual TAC Juried Membership Exhibit
Deadline: June 20, 2016

The Texas Artists Coalition is pleased to invite members to submit artwork for the 11th Annual TAC Juried Membership Exhibit.  Exhibit is August 5 – 29, 2016.  Reception is August 5; 6 – 9pm.  Over $1500 in awards. $15/3. Juror Clint Willour, of the Galveston Arts Center.

Prospectus and Entry form

Questions?  Contact Elaine Taylor at or 817.298.3021

For membership info see!membership-and-benefits/c173r

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2017 Deep Ellum Arts Festival call for artists


Deep Ellum Arts Festival – 23rd Annual, 2017Dallas, Texas
OPEN DATE: 6/15/2016
DEADLINE: 11/7/2016

Jury Fee: $35.00

This ever-growing Festival consistently draws over 100,000 visual and performing arts enthusiasts to this very chic entertainment district, which is referred to as the SoHo of Dallas. The continuing expansion of residential housing in the Deep Ellum neighborhood has created a significant increase in local art buyers as well. The past several years of the Festival have been increasingly successful for our artists in terms of sales and exposure with this urban crowd.

You are invited to be part of this exciting high-energy Festival! Please present your finest works to our selection committee, who will carefully choose approximately 200 artists that complement the overall cutting-edge atmosphere of this event.

Festival dates: April 7 – 0, 2017

Apply on ZAPP

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Peach Festival Art Show and Sale


Registration for the annual Peach Festival Art Show is June 23-24 (Thursday and Friday) from 12-6pm and Saturday (June 25) from 10am – 2pm.  Peach Festival is July 9 in Weatherford , TX and the art show is at the Firehouse Art Gallery at 119 Palo Pinto. Cash awards.  Prospectus can be found at the Firehouse Art Gallery, Weatherford Chamber of Commerce or online at

Art show location: The Weatherford Art Association
Firehouse Gallery & Art Center, 119 West Palo Pinto St., Weatherford, Texas 76086

Categories: Works on Paper (watercolor and acrylic), Works on Canvas (oils and acrylics); 3-D; Mixed Media, Experimental; Photography digital and Photography Experimental; Graphic Arts (drawings).


Registration: Thur., June 23 & Friday, June 24 (12 AM – 6 pm) & Sat., June 25 (10 am – 2 pm)

Show dates: july 9-august 12

Reception/awards: July 9, 3 pm – Student entrants must pick up and take home their entered work at reception close; Adult entrants must pick up and take home their entered work no later than Aug. 12.

Peoples Choice Award and Best of Show Award for adults and students will be awarded at 3pm, Saturday July 9.


Entry fee shall be $10 for members and $15 for non-members; LIMIT 3 entries for non-members.



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Milan’s Discovery Show entries due July 11


Prizes total $1000 AND a chance to be a gallery represented artist for at least 6 months for one artist. Apply today! Milan Gallery is proud to announce the gallery’s first juried art exhibition: The Discovery Show. Milan Gallery is located in Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.  

Must be a Texas Artist. Media: Painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and mixed media qualify for entry.

Each artist may apply only once, and may submit up to five images with their application. The total application fee is $30.


The deadline for entry is July 11 , 2016.

Artists will be notified of acceptance or rejection by July 28, 2016.

Selected artwork must be delivered to the gallery by August 11, 2016.

Show August 13-August 28, 2016, Opening Reception, Saturday, August 13, 2016 6-9PM

Artwork must be picked up by August 31st.

Milan Gallery – The Discovery Show at Milan Gallery – CALL FOR ARTISTS

Questions? Contact Ariel DavisMilan Gallery | 505 Houston Street | Fort Worth, Texas 76102

817-338-4278 | |

Find us on Facebook & follow on Instagram : @milan_gallery


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Quilt Plano 2016 deadline extended to June 17

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Quilt Plano 2016

Friday and Saturday, August 12-13, 2016
9:00am – 5:00pm  Plano Centre

The quilt entry deadline for Quilt Plano 2016 has been extended to June 17!  If you have a quilt that will be ready by showtime, please get the registration to Lynne,, by Friday.  She will work with you to get your quilts entered.
Quilters Guild of Plano, PO Box 260216, Plano, TX 75026

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Grand Prairie Arts Council Show deadline August 22


Grand Prairie Arts Council 2016 Annual Juried Art Show & Sale
Uptown Theater Lobby Art Gallery 120 East Main Street Grand Prairie, Texas

September 18 – October 15, 2016

Open to all artists age 18 and over. Entries must be original, unpublished and must not have been previously exhibited in a GPAC Exhibition. $3,000 in cash prizes available.

All media will be considered including but not limited to 3-dimensional, photography, drawing-all media, computer graphics, etc. Mail images, entry form & $30 fee:
Grand Prairie Arts Council
PO Box 531613
Grand Prairie, Texas 75053
Or mail entry form & $30 fee and Email images:
  • August 22: Final postmark date for receipt of artwork images, entry form, and fee.
  •  August 26: Notice of acceptance will be mailed.
  •  September 16 & 17: In-take of hand delivered, accepted work.
  •  September 18, Sunday, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Opening Reception & Awards Presentation.
  •  October 15: Exhibition closes.
Please see entry brochure for complete details: Printable entry brochure

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Call for entries from VAGF for ArtRAGEOUS 2016

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The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco’s annual summer show will be held June 21 through July 17.

Entry is free for VAGF members; entry for non-members is $30 for three pieces. Please submit JPEGS to no later than end of the day Thursday, June 16. Please include dimensions, medium, title of each piece and sales prices. You will be notified of the acceptance into the show by email on June 17.

Opening reception will be Sunday, June 26, 6:30-8:30 at the Frisco Discovery Center.

Visit for more details.


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2016 Texas Visual Arts Association (TVAA) National entries due Sept. 14


2016 TVAA National


Prizes totaling $4000 will be awarded to the best works in the national competition.
Fee: $35.00 (2016 TVAA National)
Entry Deadline: 9/14/16

Texas Visual Arts Association (TVAA) is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for the 2016 TVAA National Art Competition & Exhibit, juried by Andrea Karnes, Curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Gabriel Ritter, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art.

The competition is open to 2D artworks in any medium. 3D artworks are also acceptable with the provision that they be delivered and installed by the artist. The exhibition will be displayed at the Mesquite Arts Center in December 2016.

Key Dates:
August 14, 2016, Early Bird entry closes
September 14, 2016, Competition entry closes
October 10, 2016, Applicants notified of jury results
November 15 – 29, 2016, Accepted 2-D artwork due at Mesquite Arts Center
November 30 – December 1, 2016, Accepted 3-D artwork due
December 5, 2016, Exhibit opens at Mesquite Arts Center
December 28, 2016, Exhibit closes

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2016 Art Connection’s Entries Due July 9 & 10


16th Annual Art Connection Members Exhibition July 16 – August 27, 2016

July 17 2 to 4 p.m., Opening reception and awards ceremony for Art Connection Members in the Main Gallery. Awards will be announced at3 p.m. Event is free and open to the public.

This annual, non-juried exhibition at the Irving Arts Center is open to all current members who wish to participate. The entry fee is $5 per work, and artists may submit up to two pieces. Members may join at time of entry. $1,800 in cash prizes will be awarded.

Eligible entries will be judged for cash awards in three categories: 1. Youth (17 years old and younger) 2. Non-Professional (18 years old and up) 3. Professional

NEW THIS YEAR! Thematic/design challenge! Participating members are invited to create artwork that explores the theme of “Heroes/Superheroes: Who Inspires You?” Special prizes will be awarded to members who choose to compete in this category.

All entries must be original works completed within the last two years. Entries that have been in any previous exhibition at the Irving Arts Center (IAC) are ineligible.

• Eligible media include: painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, printmaking (hand-pulled 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.

Members may drop off their work on Saturday, July 9, noon–5 p.m. or Sunday, July 10, 1–5 p.m. at the Irving Arts Center. • Out of town members are welcomed to ship their artwork to arrive at the IAC by July 8.


Irving Arts Center 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. | Irving, TX 75062 (972) 252-7558 |

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Granbury’s Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts deadline July 17


38th Annual Harvest Moon – Festival of the Arts 2016

Oct. 15 &16, 2016

DEADLINE: 7/17/2016

Jury Fee: $25.00

Working closely with the Granbury Arts Alliance, the historic Granbury Merchant’s Association has given full support and committment in continuing to return this long running and popular festival to its original format of showcasing artist made works.

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

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

Artists will be welcomed with a complimentary Wine and Cheese reception on Friday evening.

The Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts promises to be a weekend full of Artful adventure!!!

Please consider joining us!

General Information
38th Annual Harvest Moon-Festival of the Arts

Saturday, October 15, 2016  9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 16, 2016 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All artists must submit 4 photos of the items that will be sold, booth shots are encouaged, but not required.

A $500.00 Best of Show will be awarded by the Granbury Arts Alliance and the HGMA will offer free 10×20 booth space and jury bypass to the 5 top ranked artists who wish to participate in the Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts 2017.  A group of arts professionals will jury these awards on site during the festival.

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Texas Artists Coalition Workshops & more


TAC Workshops in June

Professional Review with Sara-Jayne Parsons has been rescheduled. New date:

June 11, 10 – 1pm
There are still 3 places – sign up now!

The TAC Professional Review is an opportunity for artists to show their work to curators, gallery directors and art writers in order to be critiqued and given constructive feedback on their art and presentation.  The arts professionals will be available for 20-minute individual critiques/reviews for artists.  These reviews are available to paid-up/current Texas Artists Coalition members only.  Each TAC member may only sign up for one review at each session.

Payment of $27 MUST accompany sign-up ONLINE or by credit card by phone or $25 payment in advance in person.  Memberships or renewals may be paid for at the same time.  See the link HERE for more information and rules. See HERE for more information on Sara-Jayne Parsons


June 11, 2016; 10 – 1: Monotype Workshop
Printmaking with Monotype and the Spontaneous Mark
Junanne Peck, instructor

This workshop will provide a basic introduction to the use of the the pin press in creating multi-layered monotypes. Artists will produce a printing plate from an original drawing or design and will become familiar with printmaking processes, tools, and techniques using non-toxic waterbased Akua inks. Drypoint and stencils will be explored. Emphasis will be on color, visual texture, line and composition. Participants need to provide note-taking materials, 1 roll of paper towels, and wear appropriate clothing for messes. All other material will be provided, although extra paper will be available for an additional fee. $70/members – $75/non-members.

Junanne Peck is an interdisciplinary artist, with printmaking as her primary art form. Peck is a Demo Artist for Akua Ink ( She is a seasoned educator and Teaching Artist in the DFW area. Junanne Peck is a TXO Artist (Texas original Artist) selected by the Texas Commission on The Arts. Her works are featured in solo and invitational exhibits. WEBSITE

Coming to the FWCAC:


The Costumed Model with Julie Wende
July 15 & 16
6 – 9/10 – 2pm
Come and paint, in any medium, the costumed model with portraitist Julie Wende.  The class will focus on lighting the model and painting in a high key, with emphasis on loose brush work.$100.
Painting from Photos or Still Life
November 7- 9, 2016
Louis Escobedo, a nationally recognized artist, will hold a 3-day workshop at the FWCAC in conjunction with his “Postcards from the West” solo exhibition.
Please send an email to if you would like to register for this workshop. $500 for 3 days. Louis will take 10 – 12 artists for workshops and they fill up quickly. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call Yolanda at 410-241-7020.

Just a reminder: FWCAC Calls for Art
11th Annual TAC Juried Membership Exhibit
Deadline: June 20, 11:59pm
Clint Willour, juror
FWCAC Focus Galleries Call for Art 
Deadline: July 10, 11:59pm 
2016 Art in the Metroplex
Deadline August 22, 11:59
Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, juror

Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

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Contemporary Islamic Art Exhibit in Irving entry deadline July 1


5th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art

Fee: $30.00 (5th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art)
Event Dates: 9/17/16 – 11/13/16
Entry Deadline: 7/1/16

Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) presents the 5th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art at the Irving Art Center, in Irving Texas.

Juror: IARS is pleased to announce Dr Maryam Ekhtiar as the esteemed juror for this year’s exhibition. Dr Ekhtiar is the Associate Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Exhibiton dates: September 17th to November 13th, 2016. All accepted art work may be featured on IARS website for a full one year after the end of the exhibition.

Opening reception for the artists will be held at the Irving Arts Center on Saturday September 17th, 2016.
Guest speaker, Louise Mackie, Curator of Islamic Textiles and Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Eligibility: This juried art exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older from around the world. All art submitted should be based on or inspired by Islamic art and design, Islamic literature, Islamic architecture and Islamic cultures, current social issues and presented in a positive light. Only artwork produced within the last two years or since 2014 will be accepted. Artwork shown in the previous IARS juried exhibitions is not eligible to be entered.

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

The performing and fine arts community in Irving welcomed a new home in 1990 with the completion of the Irving Arts Center. The Arts Center’s 10-acre complex, nestled in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth, features two fully-equipped theaters; four galleries; meeting, classroom, reception and rehearsal facilities; and a verdant sculpture garden. The Arts Center – a department of the City of Irving – was designed to accommodate a wide range of cultural and civic needs. The Arts Center has more than 91,500 square feet of performing and visual arts space, including the 707-seat Carpenter Performance Hall and the 253-seat Dupree Theater. In 2007 the Irving Arts Center was named an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.


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2016 CAC Membership Exhibition deadline June 27


2016 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition



Fee: $45.00
Entry Deadline: 6/27/16

Creative Arts Center of Dallas is now accepting submissions for our 2016 Annual Membership Exhibition, hosted by Mary Tomás Gallery. In this juried exhibition our panel will be looking for the most exceptional of member work in all mediums. CAC members are invited to submit up to three images of original 2D or 3D artworks created within the last two years for consideration.

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


Michael Heinlen, JM Gallery

Maria Teresa G. Pedroche, Head of Community Engagement at DMA

Mary Tomás, Mary Tomás Gallery


May 16th – June 27th: Submission of artwork

July 13th: Accepted artists notified

July 20th-22nd: Artists drop-off artwork to Mary Tomás Gallery, 11 am – 5 pm

July 30th: Artist Opening Reception from 5:30 – 8:30 pm

August 6th: Opening Reception in conjunction with Craighead Green New Texas Talent XXIII Exhibition from 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Sept 3rd: Exhibition Ends at Mary Tomás Gallery

Sept 5th & 6th: Pick up artwork at Mary Tomás Gallery, 11 am – 5 pm

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


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VAL’s Fresh Ideas regional show in Lewisville – entry deadline June 30


Fresh Ideas 2016

Visual Art League of Lewisville
Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater
100 North Charles St.
Lewisville TX 7505

Juror: Director of the Art Galleries at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Sara-Jayne Parsons

The Visual Art League of Lewisville, Texas is pleased to announce a call for entries for the Fresh Ideas 2016 juried show how to be held at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater art gallery in Lewisville, Texas from July 30 through September 10, 2016.

The exhibition is open to all visual artists who reside in Texas and contiguous states (Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico). The non-refundable entry fee is $50 for non-members of VAL and $35 for VAL members for a maximum of three (3) pieces of work. Membership forms to join VAL can be found at

Only original 2D and 3D art work (oil, watercolors, acrylics, pastel, mixed media, collage, drawing, prints, photography, ceramics, textiles, fiber, encaustic, jewelry and sculpture) created in the last two (2) years which has not previously been shown in any VAL juried exhibit will be considered for inclusion in the show. Original means works conceived and created by the artist and not created in a classroom setting. The maximum size of entries into this year’s competition is 50” x 50” including the frame. All 3D artwork must be able to sit on a pedestal no larger than 20” x 14”” or on the floor. Only one work of those entered by each artist may be selected by the juror to be exhibited in the show.

Submissions of entries into the show will be via ( and must meet the requirements of that site for size and type of image that is accepted.


Fee: $50.00 ( Non Member- Fresh Ideas 2016)
Fee: $35.00 (VAL Member- Fresh Ideas 2016)
Entry Deadline: 6/30/16

Fresh Ideas 2016 is the latest iteration of VAL’s long-standing tradition of mounting prestigious juried exhibitions of new art works that represent current trends in modern art. Shown in the beautiful 2,000 sq ft Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater Center art gallery (see and, Fresh Ideas has been expanded this year to include regional artists to bring additional vitality to the Visual Art League’s exhibition series. $2,000 in awards


  • Calendar
  • DEADLINE: Friday, July 1st, 2016, 1:00 AM Central Daylight Time (all subsequent times here are CDT). Entries due at
  • Friday, July 1st – Friday, July 8th. Judging
  • Monday, July 11th. Artists notified of acceptance into the exhibition
  • Saturday, July 16: Accepted entries due at MCL Grand (shipping/mailing address: Visual Art League, Medical Center of Lewisville Theater, 100 North Charles St., Lewisville TX 75057, classroom 2) between 1:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Friday, July 29: Opening Reception 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Award Ceremony 8:00 pm, MCL Grand art gallery
  • Saturday, September 10: Final day of Exhibit
  • Saturday, September 10 5:00 – 6:00 pm and Monday September 12 1:00 to 3:00, Pick up entries
  • Week of September 10, 2016 – Return of shipped artwork


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2016 New Texas Talent deadline June 3


NTT Submissions

New Texas Talent is designed to introduce and promote emerging visual artists in the commercial market.
Each year hundreds of images are submitted for review. The juror then selects artists to participate in the New Texas Talent exhibition. Through their participation in the show, some artists have been offered representation by galleries and/or have been extended invitations for inclusion in future exhibitions.

Juror: Frank Hettig | Director of Modern and Contemporary Art HERITAGE AUCTIONS

Download the Prospectus here

To apply see

ART DELIVERY July 27 – July 30
PICK UP WORK Sep 2,6,7,8

Craighead Green Gallery
1011 Dragon Street
Dallas, Texas 75207

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3rd Annual Artspace111 Regional call for entries – due May 31


Artspace111 is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for the 3rd Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition, juried by the distinguished Director of the Kimbell Art Museum, Eric M. Lee. 

This year’s competition will include eligibility for 3D artwork. The exhibition will be open June 24th through August 6th with an opening reception on the evening of June 24th. Due date for entries is May 31st. Contemporary 2D and 3D works that follow the requirements detailed in the prospectus are accepted. Over $2000 will be awarded to the best works in show, and the first prize will include the opportunity to exhibit at Artspace111 in a separate solo or group show in 2016 – 2017.
For more information, contact the gallery,

Click here to see full prospectus and details for entering


Exhibition – June 24 – August 6
Reception – June 24, 5:00p to 8:30p
Due Date/ Deadline for online submissions – May 31
Notification of acceptance – (Approx.) June 7, by email, and on the café site
Shipping Receiving – Notification of Acceptance – June 20
Shipped Return – August 8 – 12
Hand delivery pickup – August 8 – August 12

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Calls for art around Texas


Art @ The Domain – Fall 2016

Austin, Texas
OPEN DATE: 5/23/2016
DEADLINE: 7/11/2016

Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 10/15/2016 – 10/16/2016

A small boutique Art Festival featuring 80 fine artists and contmporary craft artists along a beautiful retail and loft living street in the middle of The Domain in the affluent hi tech-corridor Northwest Austin. Art@The Domain in Austin is a great way to expand your Texas art sales in October. We welcome both the national traveling artist, regional artists as well as local Austin artists.

This juried 2 day art festival features fine art and contemporary craft in 14 media categories.  Being the fifth year for the fall show and the ninth art show at The Domain; the word is out to art buyers and shoppers. Within The Domain are over 20 restaurants as well as Whole Foods and over 43,000 residents within the zipcode .

The Domain is Austin’s premier shopping and entertainment venue with more than one million square feet of restaurants and luxury retailers such as Barneys, Tiffany and Neiman Marcus surrounded in a beautifully landscaped setting. The Domain includes luxury apartments as well as a Westin hotel and Aloft Hotel. The Domain, is a massive mixed-use development with commercial, office and residential in a contemporary setting.  The area was established 6 years ago and is growing rapidly.

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

Contact Donna Downing
: Beeville
Visit Website

Submission Requirements:
Deadline: June 1
Format: Digital or Photograph. Artists may submit up to two entries – only one will be chosen for the exhibition.
Entry Confirmation: June 10
Delivery Dates: July 1 – 11
Exhibition Opening: August 6, Noon – 2:00pm
Exhibition Closing: August 26
Art Work Pick-up: August 27 – September 3Artists do not have to be native Texans, but must be working in Texas. Content should not include nudity, political statements, profanity or other such depictions that may be considered offensive. For other presentation requirements, please see entry form at:


Contact Emily Wilkinson
: Lubbock
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The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create a mural to be placed on the wall near the entrance to the newly remodeled Industrial Engineering building, opening in January 2017. Public art needs to take up a large part of the wall shown in the attachments.This project will repurpose the former Petroleum Engineering Building for use by the College of Engineering’s Industrial Engineering Department for relocation and consolidation of their academic and research programs, and the department’s faculty and staff offices.

Safety is imperative; durable, low-maintenance materials are recommended to withstand West Texas’ intense weather conditions.

Ideal submissions will create a mural that celebrates Industrial Engineering. The most distinctive aspect of this discipline is the flexibility it offers. Whether it’s shortening a rollercoaster line, streamlining an operating room, distributing products worldwide, or manufacturing superior automobiles, these challenges share the common goal of saving companies’ money and increasing efficiencies.

Industrial engineering studies the design and operation of production and service systems and the people who operate in these systems. Industrial engineers use the information and techniques from physical, mathematical, biological, behavioral, and engineering sciences to plan, control, design, and manage complex organizations and systems. Industrial engineering applies the laws of the physical sciences to designing and operating systems in which products are produced and services are provided, as well as to considering the behavior of people as they operate in these systems.

This art installation will not only serve as a beacon to the building’s entrance, but will also give passersby an idea of the use of the facility. Submitting artists should consider lighting and other elements that will draw attention to the mural at various times throughout the day. Water features are highly discouraged, but the selected artist may have an opportunity to collaborate with landscape architects for the project.

Artists should keep in mind that this is a public location, visible at all times and exposed to all weather conditions in Lubbock. Any concepts that may be considered polemic or political should be avoided.

In order to be considered, submissions must comply with the requirements outlined in this document. Objects that are mass-produced or of standard manufacture are not eligible for consideration.

Location: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Budget: $33,500

Deadline: June 22, 2016 at 3 p.m. (Central)

See full RFQ here:
Apply here:
View our current collection on our website at

Houston Arts Alliance and Houston Police Department
Exterior Sculpture at Southwest Police StationDeadline: Monday, June 20, 2016, 11:59 p.m. (CST)
Budget: Up to $200,000
Location: Houston, TX
Eligibility: National

1. Summary
Through a contract with the City of Houston General Services Division (GSD), Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is charged with managing the selection process for the commission of an artist or artist team to develop sculpture for the exterior space of the Houston Police Department’s (HPD) Southwest Police Station. HAA is also charged with contracting the finalist to complete the project.

Goals for the Southwest Police Station project include the following:
*To create a world class art collection for the HPD system with high-caliber art by artists from Houston, the region, and the world.
*Artwork reflects HPD’s vision to be a vital member of a dynamic and diverse local, national, and global community; family friendly; art that is suitable for all HPD locations.
*Works that reflect HPD’s mission, values, and guiding principles.
*Works that are regarded as an excellent addition to the City of Houston Art Collection.

2. Budget
The project has an anticipated total budget of up to $200,000 for an exterior sculpture. The contract will be inclusive of all work including, but not limited to, design proposals, artists fees, design, engineering, permitting, insurance costs for each year of the project, lighting and lighting software, studio and project administration, travel, fabrication, materials, installation, and required documentation.

3. Mission of the Houston Police Department
This mission of the Houston Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in the city of Houston by working cooperatively with the public to prevent crime, enforce the law, preserve the peace and provide a safe environment.

4. Values of the Houston Police Department
*Preserve and advance democratic values.
*Improve the quality of community life.
*Improve the quality of work life.
*Demonstrate professionalism.

5. Guiding Principles of the Houston Police Department
*Life and individual freedoms are sacred.
*All persons should be treated fairly and equitably.
*The role of the police is to resolve problems through the enforcement of laws and not through the imposition of judgment or punishment.
*The neighborhood is the basic segment of the community.
*Because law enforcement and public safety reflect communitywide concerns, the police must actively seek the involvement of citizens and residents in all aspects of policing.
*The fundamental responsibility of the department’s employees is to provide quality services to the citizens and residents of the city of Houston.
*The department’s employees are its most valuable asset.
*Employee involvement in department activities is essential for maintaining a productive working environment.
*Employees shall be treated fairly and equitably in recognition of basic human dignity and as a means of enriching their work lives.
*The department and each of its command, offices and divisions shall strive to reflect the ethnic and cultural makeup of the community it serves.

6. Additional Criteria for Civic Art from the Houston Police Department
*Civic Art should be designed to welcome the visitor and promote a calming and comfortable experience from the moment of arrival. This notion of calming is important for areas outside the building and must continue to the interior space.
*The development of Civic Art projects should consider the Department’s values as stated above and enhance the idea of the facility as a ‘beacon of safety,’ express the dignity of law and convey fairness and access to justice.
*Works will be located in publicly accessible areas
*Works will be sensitive to the local context, geography, culture and history

7. Art Opportunities/Draft Scope of Work
1. Exterior Sculpture: A sculpture located on the landscaped area of the building at the corner of Brookston and Nitida. The work will be a welcoming beacon to the community.
2. Lighting and planters may be an element in the work
3. See the provided site plan for more information. This is also available at, on the Civic Art + Design page, under Artist Opportunities.

8. Evaluation Criteria
*Artistic quality: artists or artist-led teams are of the highest artistic caliber as demonstrated by examples of past work.
*Responsiveness: proposal successfully addresses the overall goals of the project, including creating an inviting space for visitors.
*Demonstrated Technical Abilities: applicants demonstrate that the artist or artist-led team has the necessary capability to accomplish all artistic, technical, budgetary, and engineering aspects of the project and to have the project meld successfully with the space and the architecture.
*Project Management Ability: applicants demonstrate that they have the ability and the capacity to complete the project on a very tight schedule and within budget. Applicants demonstrate their ability to successfully collaborate with the architects and the contractor and sufficient relationships with potential vendors and manufacturers.

9. Eligibility
*Artists in the United States are eligible to apply. Houston-area artists and artist—as well as artists living in and around the neighborhood of the Southwest Police station—are strongly encouraged to apply.
*Subcontractors may be used and are defined as those providing technical implementation including but not limited to construction, fabrication and/or assembly for portions or all of a finished product under direct supervision and control of an artist.
*Staff members, board members, advisory board members, City Council members and/or family members of either Houston Arts Alliance or the City of Houston are ineligible to apply.
*Artists or other entities that are currently under contract—or in contract negotiations with Houston Arts Alliance for projects of over $100,000—are ineligible to apply.
*Applications not meeting all eligibility criteria will be withdrawn from consideration.

10. Application Requirements
1. Resumes or company information of artist(s) and team members (3 page maximum each)
2. Letter of intent: including contact information and a description of how the artist or artist team meets the criteria listed in the RFQ (1,000 word maximum)
3. Biography/artist statement (500 word maximum)
4. Work examples: Digital images of works that demonstrate the above criteria (Only JPEGs up to 5 MB in size, 20 maximum)
5. Image list: including artist, title, year completed, dimensions, material, and budget or price (as applicable) for each image selected in your portfolio
6. Contact information for three professional references (no more than one page)

All documents should be in at least a 12 point font, single-spaced, with at least a ½” margin.

11. Submission
To submit, visit

12. Timeline – All dates are subject to change
*Monday, May 23, 2016: RFQ released
*Monday, June 20, 2016: RFQ submission deadline
*By Monday, June 27, 2016: RFQ notification; RFP released to finalists
*Monday, July 25, 2016 (Final Date TBD): RFP Deadline
*By Friday, July 29, 2016: RFP selection panel (including artists in-person presentations)
*By Sunday, July 31, 2016: Selected artist presented for a vote to the HAA Civic Art Committee
*By Friday, August 5, 2016: Selected artist presented for a vote to the HAA Board of Directors
*By Friday, August 12, 2016: Selected artist presented to Houston Police Department for approval
*By Friday, August 19, 2016: Finalist notified in writing by HAA
*By Monday, August 29, 2016: Contracting complete
*September 2016 – July 2017: Project development, fabrication, and installation

13. Contact
Sara Kellner, Director of Civic Art + Design
Houston Arts Alliance, 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 250, Houston, TX 77019

Submit questions in writing, via email, no later than Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 5 p.m. (CST) to Questions will be answered, as they are received, and no later than Friday, June 17, 2016.

The Southwest Police Station Landscape Plan can be found here:


2016 Western Trappings on The LlanoVIEW MORE INFO

Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: International
City: Llano
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Western Trapping on the Llano 2016)
Event Dates: 10/7/16 – 11/19/16
Entry Deadline: 7/1/16
A 44 day, Juried, International exhibit and sale of original Western Trappings, Art, Jewelry and Gear.



Navasota Artist in Residency Fall 2016VIEW MORE INFO

Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: International
City: Navasota
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Entry Fee – Make checks payable to The Arts Council)
Event Dates: 8/29/16 – 2/20/17
Entry Deadline: 7/5/16

The City of Navasota and The Arts Council of Brazos Valley are excited to open the Fall 2016 Navasota Artists in Residence Application! The Artists in Residence will have an opportunity to live, work, and exhibit in the historic Horlock Home in Navasota, Texas which includes living and studio space for each of the three selected artists as well as a retail gallery space. The term of each residency is roughly six (6) months. The City of Navasota will provide amenities including internet, cable, electricity, retail space and



Art on the Creeks 2016

Rogers, Arkansas
DEADLINE: 6/1/2016

Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 10/1/2016 – 10/1/2016

The 5th annual Art on the Creeks is Northwest Arkansas’ premier fine arts festival! The juried event showcases exceptional talent with a focus on fine art. Unique opportunity to exhibit and sell your work void of any exhibit fees or commissions! Tents provided to each artist free of charge! Cash Awards: $1,000 Best in Show; $500 Second Place; $250 Third Place.  Last year’s event doubled in size with rave reviews from artists and attendees. Community inclusion and support for the arts has spawned a loyal and highly engaged audience is primed to buyand appreciates the value of original fine art. It’s the place to be seen, and we look forward to your application!

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A YEAR ON THE PLAZA art competition deadline Aug. 25

2015 winner: Paint the Town by Stuart Hausmann

2015 winner: Paint the Town by Stuart Hausmann



Winning work displayed on art wall in Dallas Arts District for one year, no entry fees 

DALLAS – Professional artists across Texas are invited to enter A Year on the Plaza Art Competition by Thursday, Aug. 25 at 3:00 p.m. for an exceptional exhibition opportunity for the winning artist.

Presented by The Catholic Foundation, the unique competition is accepting original work, searching for a piece of art to adorn a 28-foot-long by 9-foot-wide public art wall in the Dallas Arts District for one year. Submissions must measure 28 inches by 9 and 2/3 inches, and the winning work will be digitally enlarged to cover the wall. The winning artist receives a $2,500 stipend and honorable mentions receive $250 each.

“A Year on the Plaza Art Competition presents a unique opportunity for talented individuals in Texas to express themselves artistically and showcase their work in the Dallas Arts District,” said J. Matthew Kramer, president and CEO of The Catholic Foundation.

Submissions must be appropriate for the location of the Plaza on the Cathedral grounds but do not require a religious theme. There are no entry fees. The Request for Proposal is available at

Once the winning piece is selected by a panel of highly respected members of the local arts community, it will be unveiled during a public dedication ceremony in October 2016.

“Words can’t describe how exciting this is. If you are thinking about entering, go for it! What do you have to lose? As long as you enjoy art, then it’s worth it,” said 2015 winning artist Stuart Hausmann.


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About The Catholic Foundation Plaza

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

About The Catholic Foundation

The Catholic Foundation is a trusted giving vehicle for the Catholic community. Chartered in 1955, the Foundation was founded by a group of dedicated Catholic laymen with a vision that extended far beyond the charitable needs of the moment.The Foundation has spent decades building a strong community, helping donors fulfill their charitable goals, and preserving the founders’ vision and philanthropic legacy. Over the past 40 years, the Foundation has provided more $100 million in grants to religious, charitable and educational organizations. Today, it manages more than $223 million in assets and houses approximately 390 charitable funds and trusts.


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2016 Art in the Metroplex Deadline August 22

Art in the Metroplex 2015
Art in the Metroplex 2016

Deadline: August 22, 2016

The Arts Center welcomes submissions from artists in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas – Tarrant, Dallas, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Hill, Hood, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufmann, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell and Wise counties for the 2016 Art in the Metroplex Exhibition.

Exhibition is October 7 – 29, 2016 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Juror is Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, Independent Curator, formerly curator at the Blanton Museum of Art, UT-Austin. Over $3000 in awards. $35 fee for up to three entries. Prospectus


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Hot & Sweaty 2016 & Project Space Rentals | CALL FOR ENTRIES


Project Space Rentals
We are now accepting proposals for project space rentals! 200.00 for one month. Openings will correspond with shows in the main gallery spaces. Submit 20 images and a proposed statement outlining what you would do in the space. You can drop off proposals at the gallery on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 or mail to 500X Gallery 500 Exposition Avenue Dallas, TX 75226 214-828-1111
Hot and Sweaty: The Open Show
Drop Off: June 4th and 5th, 2-5pm
Entry fee- $10 per work; limit 6 entries per artist; Payment due at time of drop off
Works cannot be longer than 48″ on any side
500X staff will be on hand to assist in placing and hanging work. All work must have adequate hanging hardware, wire and/or D-rings. Works that are not fit for display will not be accepted. Pedestals are available first-come first-serve basis.
All media is accepted, however, video/sound/electronic works must have all equipment provided by the artist. 500X will take a 40% commission on all sales. All participating artist must sign the contract stipulating the full terms of exhibition in gallery.
Exhibition dates: June 11th – June 26th
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 11th, 7-10 pm
Pick up: June 26th 5-7pm; June 27th 6-8pm
Works not picked up by June 29th will be discarded
500X Gallery, 500 Expositon Ave., Dallas, TX 75226

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Art of Peace – Tyler CALL FOR ENTRIES


THEME: Paths to Peace: Journey to Wholeness
September 17 – 25, Tyler Museum of Art
ENTRY DEADLINE: July 31, 2016
SHOW DATES: Sept 13-25th
The 2016 theme is Paths to Peace: Journey to Wholeness, and the 2016 Peace Honoree is the Samaritan Counseling Center of Tyler, Texas.
The 2016 visual art show, sharing the title, Paths to Peace: Journey to Wholeness, is presented in cooperation with the Tyler Museum of Art. Juried art in response to the theme will be displayed at the Tyler Museum of Art in Tyler, Texas, from September 17-25. A reception for artists will be held at the museum, on the last afternoon of the show – Sunday, September 25 at 4 p.m. with a short program at 4:30 p.m.
The jury for selection will consist of members of the Art of Peace – Tyler committee and representatives of the Tyler Museum of Art. The jury has the option to select up to 2 works per artist for inclusion in the show (artists may submit up to 3 works for consideration). Works selected will be displayed in the Tyler Museum of Art’s lobby and classroom/adjunct gallery.
Artists must be over 18 years of age and reside in Texas.
Entry deadline is Friday, July 31, 2016. Entries received after midnight July 31, 2016, will
not be accepted.
Works in all media are eligible, provided they can be juried by digital image. These
include Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography/Digital Media, Sculpture, Mixed Media,
and Fine Craft (wood, metal, clay, fiber, glass).
Artwork should relate to the 2016 theme, Paths to Peace: Journey to Wholeness, including the
concepts of peace of mind, emotional well-being, completeness and process.
Size Restrictions: Artwork must be able to fit through a regular-sized doorway.
Works chosen must be finished, dry, and ready to exhibit.
Artists’ submission must consist of:
3 high quality digital JPEG images of each proposed work – please clearly label all materials. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you submit by mail and want your CD returned. Each artist may submit 3 pieces of art.
A description of each work that includes title, media, size and description
Artist CV or résumé and contact information
Submission Instructions:
Artists should email digital images, descriptions of work, CV and artist information to ARTOFPEACEART@GMAIL.COM
Alternately, artists may mail a CD and information packet to: Art of Peace Exhibit Committee, Tyler Museum of Art, 1300 South Mahon Ave, Tyler, TX 75701

For more information about Art of Peace – Tyler, see WWW.TYLERPEACE.COM.
For questions about the art exhibit, please email ARTOFPEACEART@GMAIL.COM Artists may also call Art of Peace – Tyler representative, Anne McCrady, at 903-658-5645
May 1, 2016 — Entries open
Sunday, July 31 — ENTRY DEADLINE (entries must be received by midnight)
Friday, August 26 — Artist notification of jury’s selections
Tuesday/Wednesday, September 13-14 — Receipt of artwork for show 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, September 17 — EXHIBIT OPENS TO THE PUBLIC
Monday, September 18—Museum Closed on Mondays
Sunday, September 25 — ARTIST RECEPTION 4 p.m.; Program 4:30 p.m.; Art pick up 6 p.m. Monday, September 26—Final day to pick up art work 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
September 14 – 25 — 2016 Art of Peace Tyler events

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Marble Falls’ 2016 Sculpture on Main call for artists


2016 Sculpture on Main

Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

Main Street Marble Falls, Texas

Central Location:  The Lakeside Pavilion

2016/2017  Call for Entries

Marble Falls is the gateway to the Highland Lakes in Central Texas.  It is the regional hub for over 75,000 people living within a 20 mile radius.  Especially in the last two years, our area has continued to see a surge of population and economic growth.  The natural beauty of the Hill Country and lakes combine to make this area ideal for tourism, second homes, businesses, specialty shops and fine dining.  Marble Falls is located about an hour’s drive from Austin or San Antonio and approximately three hours from Dallas/Fort Worth or Houston.  Our area has many top ranked resorts, golf courses and recreational opportunities, including many acclaimed wineries and state parks.

The Highland Lakes Creative Arts, “the arts”, is a new nonprofit organization whose vision is to foster and promote the creative and performing arts. We work to bring an inclusive collaboration together of communities, creative professionals, businesses, education entities and mentor programs to further all of the arts in the Texas Highland Lakes region. “the arts” is organizing “2016 Sculpture on Main” to feature Marble Falls as the centrally located arts destination in Texas.

We invite you to submit your work for our year-long public exhibit.  The sculptures are placed in the Historic Main Street area of Marble Falls, which has wide medians and landscaped corners to make an ideal setting.  The sculptures will be on loan, displayed and extensively marketed, while available to the public for purchase.  The exhibit is open to all professional sculptors.  Included will be a color walking tour guide with photos of the sculptures, artist names, bios and pricing.  There will be a full day of sculpture celebration and demonstration, with an exhibiting gallery for artist small works and an Artist/Sponsor Reception.  Sculpture on Main offers an excellent opportunity for public exposure of your work, while “the arts” marketing and advertising includes print media, website inclusion, email blasts and social media postings.  The “Best in Show” selection will be designated the official logo for Sculpture on Main for a full year.   A nationally prominent judge will present awards as follows:  $2,000. for “Best of Show”, $1,000. Second Place and $500. for Third Place.  An entry fee is required with a $500. stipend offered for the selected entries.


Entry Fee Deadline = Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

Notification of Acceptance Deadline = Friday, Oct. 28, 2016

Uninstall of Current Work = Nov. 14 – 18, 2016

Install of 2016 Selected Work = Nov. 28 – Dec. 1, 2016

Sculpture on Main Show & Reception = Friday, Dec. 2, 2016


To Register for 2016 Sculpture on Main:
Link to Artist 2016 Submission Form:

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Faith of our Fathers deadline June 1 at LLUMC


The ArtReach Committee of Lover’s Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas, invites you to participate in a patriotic themed exhibition named “Faith of our Fathers”.

All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur are eligible to enter.

Mediums can include works in Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Other, Painting, Pastel, Photography, Watercolor, and more.

The work should be able to be hung on a wall without additional hardware from the installation committee.
Special considerations given to sculpture and other special pieces.
All exhibitors are chosen by the ArtReach Committee and all decisions are final.
There is no fee except for an installation fee of $10.00 per piece due upon delivery.
All entries should be sent via email for consideration to:

Deadline: June 1, 2016
SHOW DATE: June 23, 2016 – August 25, 2016
ARTIST RECEPTION: Sunday, June 26, 2016 with concert.

This registration form must be completed and received by June 1, 2016.
1. Art manifest the concept of “Our Founding Fathers.”
2. Please fill in blanks below and return this form via email attachment to:
3. Attach a digital photo for both identification and label purposes. 1500 x 2100 pixels or 1-8 MB
4. Registration is not accepted without photo and completed form. You may include an optional artist statement.
5. There is a nominal $10.00 installation fee per piece as this is an invitational show.
6. No size limitation. If item is heavy or bulky, artist must install directly on Thursday, June 23.
1. For the period of the loan, the object may be exhibited, stored, or otherwise used by Lovers Lane United Methodist Church at its discretion subject to the exercise of same care and decisions in such exhibits, use, and storage as is customary in dealing with similar objects owned and/or managed by LLUMC.
2. LLUMC may photograph or similarly reproduce in any media the object(s) described on this agreement for record, educational purposes, or publicity related to the show under the same regulations as pertains to LLUMC’s own collection.
3. The object will not be loaned or assigned to any person, corporation, or entity other than the borrower named and will not be returned to any person other than the owner named or legal representative of the owner unless instructed to do so in writing by the owner.
4. I, the artist/artist representative, waive any and all claims against LLUMC, its volunteers, and staff arising from any damage to my property.
5. I understand that LLUMC is not responsible for any loss, harm or damage to my art or other property.
6. I agree that I (or my legal representative) will dutifully pick up my art on THURSDAY, August 25th, between the hours of 9:00 am – 11:00 am from Lovers Lane United Methodist Church unless other arrangements have been made with LLUMC in writing prior to this date. If art is not collected by this time, I agree that LLUMC has the right to store the art and charge me fees accordingly. If the art has not been picked up on August 25, 2016, I agree to relinquish my right to it. LLUMC may dispose of the art without any obligation to any parties.
DELIVERY: Artist agrees to deliver art IN HANGING CONDITION with no additional hardware needed by the installation committee to LOVERS LANE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, ArtReach Gallery, 9200 Inwood Road Dallas TX 75220: Thursday, June 23, 9:00 am – 11am.
Name of Artist: ______________________
Email address:________________________
Telephone: ___________________________
Address: _____________________________
City, State, Zip:_________________________
TITLE of art:___________________________
Medium: ____________________________
Size: _______________
Price: _______ (LLUMC receives 25% commission of sales)
Lover’s Lane United Methodist Church
9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas 75220
Contact: (214) 874-5141 or

Lovers Lane United Methodist Church.

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A Day in June entries due May 20th


Call for Art

TVAA Downtown Gallery

A Day in June

June 1 – 30, 2016

“And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days”

Technically, a day in June is not that rare. They do account for about 1/12 of all the days we live. But the metaphorical day in June, that is rare. It’s that special day we hope to enjoy once in a great while. Our June show will celebrate these rare days, described so aptly in the poem by James Russell Lowell. We want images of blue skies, green fields, and rippling brooks, of course. But more than that, we’d like to have artwork inspired by everything that early summer brings: nesting birds, wild flowers, picnics, gardening, swimming, road trips.

Artists may submit up to three jpg images at 300 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side. Prospectus is available on the TVAA website at  or from Shari.

Deadline for submission is May 20, 2016. Send entries to Curator Shari Hornish at:

Jpgs due to curator: May 20
Acceptance Notifications sent: May 22
Deliver work to Gallery: May 31 10 am – 1 pm
Hanging: May 31 1 pm – 4 pm
Gallery opens to public: June 1
Reception: June 5 2 pm – 4 pm
Pick up: June 30 10 am – 1 pm

Eligibility: This show is open to TVAA members and nonmembers.

Entry Fee: $5.00 per entry for members; $10 per entry nonmembers. Pay at time of delivery.

TVAA Downtown Gallery Plaza of the Americas – Suite G-207 700 N Pearl PO Box 347 Dallas, Texas 75201 469-569-4580


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TVAA Membership Show at Medical City Dallas entries due May 7


Texas Visual Arts Association
69th Annual Membership Exhibition at Medical City Dallas

Exhibit: Saturday May 7 – Sunday May 22
Reception: Sunday, May 22 2 pm to 4 pm
Juror: Maureen Brouillette

Exhibit Co-Chairs:
Shari Hornish
Cynthia Stone

2016 Membership Show Prospectus:

Work must have been created within the last 5 years. All media are eligible. Sculpture must have its own base and stand.

Each member may enter one work for $15. Existing members may pay dues during registration on May 7, and we welcome new members at this time. TVAA does not take a commission on any work that is sold. Medical City receives 15% of final sales.

J U R O R Prizes will be awarded by Maureen Brouillette. Ms. Brouillette is an accomplished artist and teacher. She has been featured in The Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Artist magazine and has received numerous awards in national juried exhibits. Maureen has work in corporate collections, including a recent acquisition by Rutgers University. Brouillette previously worked for 25 years as a commercial designer and art director. She now teaches classes and workshops, does demos and critiques, and judges art shows. For more information on Ms. Brouillette, see Cash and merchandise awards will be presented at the show’s closing reception.


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2016 Southwestern Watercolor Society Exhibition entries due June 30


2016 53rd Southwestern Watercolor Society Membership Exhibition

More than $5,000.00 in cash and merchandise to be awarded! 

Juror – Stan Miller, AWS
Stan Miller is an internationally known American artist who has instructed workshops and juried art events around the world. Stan studied art for three years in a small college in Spokane, Washington, graduating in 1973. He was a watercolor instructor at Spokane Falls Community College from 1976 to 1984.

He is a signature member and award winner with the American Watercolor Society. Recently, In 2015, Stan was first place winner in the Artist’s Magazine National Competition and in 2014 was an Award winner and participant in the World Watercolour Competition and Exhibition in Narbonne, France. In 2006 Stan was the Grand Prize winner in the Watercolor Magic Magazine National Competition, USA He was the judge for the Northwest Watercolor Society National Exhibition in Seattle, Washington, and had juried numerous exhibitions throughout the United States.
 To learn more about Stan Miller, please visit his website:

Southwestern Watercolor Society (SWS) is a prestigious national organization based in Dallas and celebrating its’ 53rd anniversary, with approximately 400 members thoughout the USA. Information pertaining to SWS may be found on our website at

The 2016 annual SWS Membership Exhibition Prospectus is now available on the CaFE (Call for Entries) website, Please enter the word ‘watercolor’ or ‘southwestern’ on the Café site to search for our exhibition.

Entries will be accepted until midnight, June 30,2016. CLICK HERE to see additional information about the show.

Entry Fee (First painting image entry fee): $35.00; $5 each for 2nd and 3rd painting.

All work must be painted after January 1, 2014 (strictly enforced), original water media on paper or Yupo.  Accepted water media include watercolors, acrylics, inks, gouache, casein, egg tempera, watercolor pencils and watercolor crayons.

Exhibition Schedule

Entry Deadline Wednesday, June 30, 2016 (midnight)
Preview Party Sunday, July 17, 2016 Royal Lane Baptist Church 2:00-4:00PM
Acceptance Notification Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Deadline to receive shipped art Monday, August 29, 2016 Craters & Freighters
Deadline for hand-delivered art Monday, August 29, 2016 Eisemann Center (5:00-7:00PM)
Show Opens Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Eisemann Center
Awards Reception Sunday, September 18, 2016 Eisemann Center (6:00PM to 8:00PM)
Show Closes Saturday, September 24, 2016
Pick-up hand-delivered art Monday, September 26, 2016 (Eisemann Center 5:00 to 7:00PM)
Shipped art returned Monday, September 26, 2016 by Craters & Freighters


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ART IN THE GARDEN 2016 call for artists



The Fort Worth Botanical Society & the Fort Worth Garden Club invite regional artists and artisans to submit work for the 9th Annual Art in the Garden. As a part of FW’s popular Fall Gallery Night, the juried exhibition and sale showcase artwork at the historic FW Botanic Garden in the heart of the Cultural District. Art in the Garden is a natural complement to the FW Botanic Garden and net proceeds support improvements and maintenance of the Garden.

The FW Botanic Garden was established in 1934 and is the oldest botanic garden in Texas. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is home to over 2,500 species of native and exotic plants in more than twenty-three specialty gardens. Just west of downtown Fort Worth and in the Cultural District, the FW Botanic Garden is a family-friendly venue.

The exhibition is open from: Friday, September 9th — 1:00pm-5:00pm Saturday, September 10th — 10:00am-6:00pm Sunday, September 11th — 1:00pm-4:00pm Gallery Night Artist’s Reception is on Saturday, September 10th 4:00pm-6:00pm Winners will be selected in seven categories, including oil/acrylic, water media, drawing/pastel, mixed media, photography, sculpture and jewelry.

Deadline for entries: Monday, June 13th, 2016 Entry Fee: $40 (up to three entries) All entries will receive 2 complimentary passes to visit the Japanese Garden & Conservatory inside the FW Botanic Garden. For additional information, call 817-392-5510.

Key Dates/Deadlines:  

June 13, 2016       Artist’s entry form, fee and image(s) are due
August 1, 2016      Printable Acceptance Letters/Contracts are emailed/mailed
August 15, 2016    Artist’s Acceptance Letters/Contracts are due


Entry form: EntryForm_Brochure


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47th Annual River Road Show in Baton Rouge


47th Annual River Road Show

Deadline Mon, June 13, 2016  Location: Louisiana

A national juried exhibition sponsored by the Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild. Open to all U.S. artists 18+ (except photography or digitally enhanced). Work must be original and created within the last 2 years. Juror: Bill Farnsworth, OPA. $40 for first 3 entries (maximum 10). $4,000+ in awards. NOTE NEW SCHEDULE: Exhibit is September 6 through September 28 at the Louisiana State Archives Building, Baton Rouge, La.

Prospectus on website:

Contact: Claudia LeJeune 225-292-2004 or

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