Category Archive: Competitions / Calls for Entries

Texas Sculpture Fall Show call for entries


Texas Sculpture Association
2014 Fall Membership Show GVB

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

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

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

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

2014 Tower Gallery Application


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


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

Thanks for your time and consideration!

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Visit our website for more information.


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

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


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

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Embracing Our Differences call for artists

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


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


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Vote in Dallas Observer’s ‘Best Of’ Poll for 2014


It’s time to select the winners for the Dallas Observer’s 2014 Best of Dallas® poll. Pick your favorites from readers’ suggestions.

Voting ends at midnight Sept. 7th.

Here are the nominees in the Visual Arts categories:

Best Art Event: Deep Ellum Arts Festival, The Vinyl Thoughts Art Show, Aurora Dallas, Abnormal Artbeats

Best Art Gallery: Kettle Art Gallery, Circuit 12 Contemporary, WAAS Gallery, LuminArte Gallery, Barry Whistler Gallery

Best Arts & Crafts Teachers: Oil & Cotton, Creative Arts Center, ArtLoveMagic, Alissa Barton the Knitting Fairy

Best Exhibition: Shadow Play at WAAS Gallery, For the Love of Kettle, Aurora Dallas 2013, Alive for 35

Best Festival: Scarborough Renaissance Festival, Deep Ellum Arts Festival, Homegrown Music and Art Festival, Cottonwood Arts Festival, Wildflower! Art & Music Festival

Best Museum: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas Museum of Art, The Nasher Sculpture Center, Kimbell Art Museum, The Dallas Holocaust Musuem

Best Home Decorations & Art: Circuit 12 Contemporary, Jones Walker, WAAS Gallery, DFW M’Antiques

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PAA Gallery 2014 Anniversary Exhibit call for artists


Plano Art Association Gallery’s

2014 Anniversary October Exhibit


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

We are now accepting entries for our October exhibit 

Participants must be a Member of Plano Art Association

Membership may be obtained at time of entry

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


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


File Submissions  Must be received by: Oct 1st 

7 p.m.

a) Images must be JPG

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

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

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

Entry fee of  

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

Submit to:

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

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


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

Artist Entry Form

Deadline: Oct 1st.2014  by 7 p.m







City:                                       Zip Code:                                         County:


Telephone Contact                                   E-mail:



Application Checklist: check each box to verify entry

[ ]        Digital images  – submitted to:

[ ]        Completed Artist Entry Form

[ ]        Paid Entry Fee

[  ]       Membership






Medium- Price




JPEG Filename(s):





JPEG Filename(s):





JPEG Filename(s):






___________________________________                          ___________________

Signature:                                                                           Date:

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

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

Looking forward to  your work

Board of directors

 Plano Art Association

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Join us for Arboretum photography competition presented by HD Metal Prints

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Arboretum Photography Competition sponsored by HD Metal Prints

Applications online now | Apply by September 5

Join us this fall for the Arboretum’s juried photography exhibition and sale presented by HD Metal Prints.  

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We invite you to submit your photos capturing the unique beauty of the garden from season to season. The exhibition will be featured in the Gallery at Rosine Hall, October 4 – November 2 during Autumn at the Arboretum.

This exhibition is open to all photographers. Applicants may apply as an amateur or professional in one of three categories – landscape, close-up or life in the garden. The Artwork must be of the Arboretum gardens or from a previous Arboretum workshop within the last 24 months.

Applications are available online and the deadline
to apply is September 5.

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Important Dates:
September 5    Application Deadline
September 12   Electronic Submission of Artwork

September 17   Artist notifications emailed

October 4 – November 2
HD Metal Prints Photography Exhibition
If you have questions, or if you would prefer to make your registration by phone or email, please contact us at 214.515.6539
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
8525 Garland Road, Dallas Texas, 75218


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Heritage Association of Frisco “Then & Now” call for entries


Heritage Association “Then & Now”

The Heritage Association of Frisco, in cooperation with the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco and Frisco Arts, is sponsoring a juried art show, “Then & Now.”  Opening for the show will coincide with the Heritage Association’s annual Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day, November 8, 2014.  All entrants will receive a pass to the event.

Entries will be accepted in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Photography and Sculpture; subject matter should be traditional or contemporary western themes.

Entry fee is $30 for two pieces.  Please submit JPEGs to no later than October 24, 2014.  Include dimensions, medium and title of pieces.  Accepted works must be delivered to Frisco Heritage Museum, 6455 Page St., Frisco, 75034 on Saturday, November 1, between the hours of 1:00 – 4:00pm.  Shipped entries must reach the Heritage Museum no later than Friday, October 31.

Prizes will be awarded at the “Then & Now” Opening Reception on Friday, November 7 from 7:00 – 9:00pm.

Heritage Association of Frisco:

Heritage Center:




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White Rock Lake Conservancy Photo Contest deadline Oct. 1


Enter the White Rock Lake Conservancy’s fourth annual White Rock Lake Photo Contest. Deadline is Oct. 1, 2014. Open to all ages and skill levels. 

The winners in each category will be announced Nov. 1, 2014. Click here for a full list of the rules.


Complete the online submission form or submit photos to:

White Rock Lake Conservatory Photo Contest

P.O. Box 140227

Dallas, Texas 75214


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Pancakes & Booze Art Show call for artists


The PANCAKES & BOOZE ART SHOW - Dallas – November 14

Please click the link below to submit your work for the show!

Established in May of 2009, The Pancakes & Booze Art Show is an artist movement that has been sweeping the nation with the country’s largest exhibit of emerging artists! Shows now in LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Nashville, Portland, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Dallas, Austin, San Diego & Phoenix!



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Call to Artists: Art in the Metroplex – deadline Aug. 25



Art in the Metroplex Juried Exhibition

Deadline: August 25, 2014

Art in the Metroplex is back!  After a brief hiatus, TCU has handed over the reins of the Art in the Metroplex exhibit to the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, so this decades-long tradition of a multi-county show will continue on.

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 2014 Art in the Metroplex Exhibition.  Exhibition is October 3 – 30, 2014 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Juror is Sara-Jayne Parsons. Awards TBA.  Deadline August 25, 2014.

Artists may submit up to three artworks in JPG format, preferably 1 to 2MB file size.  Only 3D work may include a detail or second view.  Video may be AVI, MOV, MPG or MP4. Works must be original, and have been completed in the last two years. Students 18 and older are welcome to submit work, but it must have been created without supervision. No work previously exhibited in Art in the Metroplex competition may be entered. Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, video, and mixed media qualify for entry.

Artists may submit up to three pieces.  Non-refundable fee is $35.  Submission is a 3-part process; make sure to enter a current and correct email to receive all instructions. Artists can submit work using the following link:

Juror Sara-Jayne Parsons is currently the Exhibitions Curator at the Bluecoat in Liverpool, UK, where for six years she has produced a contemporary exhibition programme featuring the work of a diverse group of artists in various media, including artist residencies and publications. She will be the new Director of The Galleries at TCU starting Fall 2014, lending a link to the former home of Art in the Metroplex.

Parsons has worked directly with many artists to develop and produce new, commissioned works.  As well as writing for contemporary art magazines such as Source and Art Monthly Australia, Sara-Jayne has published essays in various exhibition catalogues such as Soft Estate: Edward Chell (2013), 3am: wonder, paranoia and the restless night (2013), I Exist (in some way) (2013), Is Britain Great? 3: The Caravan Gallery (2011), and Jyll Bradley: Airports for the lights, shadows and particles, (2011).

Sara-Jayne received an MA in Art History from the University of North Texas (1996) and was previously Assistant Director at the UNT Art Galleries. She is currently completing a PhD in Art History at the University of Texas at Austin.

Contact: Elaine Taylor; or 817.298.3021

Accepted artists will receive instructions on final presentation and delivery.


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Science Inspires Art: The Brain call for art


INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL! for “SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: The BRAIN,” the 16th international art-sci juried exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations, to be held at the New York Hall of Science from October 11, 2014 – March 29, 2015. This year’s distinguished Co-Jurors are: Anjan Chatterjee, a neuroscientist and author of the book The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art, and Stephen Nowlin, artist & Director of the Williamson Gallery at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California; Deadline: Aug.24, 2014.
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GPAC 2014 Open Juried Art Show entries due Aug. 18

2014 Annual Open Juried Art Show & Sale
September 11-27, 2014
The Summit Lobby Gallery, 2975 Esplanade
Grand Prairie, Texas
$3,000 in cash prizes
Open to all artists age 18 and over. Entries must be original, unpublished and must not have been previously exhibited in a GPAC Exhibition.
All media will be considered including but not limited to 3-dimensional, photography, drawing-all media, computer graphics, etc.
Sponsored by the Grand Prairie Arts Council
  • August 18: Final postmark date for receipt of artwork images, entry form, and fee.
  • August 25: Notice of acceptance will be mailed.
  • September 11 & 12: In-take of hand delivered, accepted work.
  • September 13, Saturday, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Opening Reception & Awards Presentation.
  • September 27: Exhibition closes.

Printable entry brochure
 Mail completed form and email images to

Questions? More information?
Contact the Grand Prairie Arts Council
Phone: 972-642-2787

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VAGF Fall Member Show “Rat Pack Magic” deadline Oct. 1


Fall Member Show “Rat Pack Magic — Memories from the Golden Age of Crooners”

Oct 3 – Nov 9, 2014

Entries will be accepted in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Photography, Mixed Media and sculpture;  subject matter should be relative to the 19060s-1970s era of the famous Rat Pack Crooners (Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Bing Crosby).

Entry fee for non-members is $30 for two pieces (pays for 2104 membership); current VAGF 2014 members are free.  Please submit JPEGs to no later than October 1.  Include dimensions, medium and title of pieces.  Accepted works must be delivered to the Frisco Discovery Center (FDC), 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, 75034 on Sunday, October 5 between the hours of 1:00 – 4:00pm.  Work must be claimed from the FDC on Sunday, November 9 from 1:00 – 4:00pm.

Prizes will be awarded at the “Rat Pack Magic” Opening Reception, Wednesday, October 8, from 7:00 – 9:00pm.

For more about the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco, see the website:


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“Keller’s Got Talent” Call for Artists!

KGT 2014 Call for Artists PP

The annual “Keller’s Got Talent” art show is upon us and it’s time for Keller and Keller ISD residents, age 18 and older to get your entry forms which are available at All entries must be submitted by September 10th to participate. Art of all genres are eligible to be entered and your 2, one-of-a kind, original works of art will be on display from October 1st to the 30th. The fee for entry is $20 and can be paid by cash, check or credit card at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, TX 76248. Checks and entry forms can be mailed to “Keller’s Got Talent”, C/O City of Keller, P.O. Box 770, Keller, TX 76244.

KGT 2014 Call for Artists PP

Three “Best in Show” and Honorable Mentions in each category will be presented at a special reception on Thursday evening, August 9th from 7 to 9 pm at Keller Town Hall.


Entry Fee: $20.00/2 pieces – cash, check or credit (credit in person only)
Written Entry due by: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 NO ARTWORK AT THIS TIME
Artwork due on: Friday, September 26 or Monday September 29, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
Show Opening: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Show Closing & Pick up: Thursday, October 30, 2014 by 5:00 p.m
Meet the Artist Reception: Thursday, October 9, 2014; 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Show Hours & location: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway
City Contact: Libby Gergely, (817) 743-4000 or

Entrants must be age 18 or older and City of Keller or Keller ISD Residents only.

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A Year on the Plaza Art Competition deadline Aug. 28


Professional artists across Texas are invited to enter A Year on the Plaza Art Competition by Thursday, Aug. 28 at 3:00 p.m.  Formerly titled The Catholic Foundation Plaza Artists Competition, the new name reflects a fresh approach to the competition, now in its ninth year.  “A Year on the Plaza” highlights the exceptional exhibition opportunity for the winning artist, and a new public showcase for all accepted submissions gives artists more exposure than in years past.

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.  The winning artist also receives a $2,500 stipend and honorable mentions receive $250 each.  All accepted submissions will be displayed in a public showcase this fall.

“A Year on the Plaza Art Competition gives Texas professional artists the opportunity to leave their mark on the Dallas Arts District in a big way,” said J. Matthew Kramer, president and CEO of The Catholic Foundation.  “In addition to an unveiling ceremony and reception for the winner, we are adding a public showcase for all accepted art submissions to share the expanse of creativity and talent we see each year.”

Submissions must measure 28 inches by 9 and 2/3 inches and be in keeping with the location of the Plaza on the Cathedral grounds but do not require a religious theme.  The Request for Proposal is available at

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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 2014.  The Selection Committee includes one representative from The Catholic Foundation and one representative from the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe; Cindy M. Gummer, owner of The Enchanted Galleries; Katherine Wagner, CEO of the Business Council for the Arts; Patricia B. Meadows, Art Connections; Dallas artist Pamela Nelson; and architect Gary Skotnicki.

“I was honored to have won A Year on the Plaza in 2008,” said Pamela Nelson.  “Having my work on display for a year in the heart of the Dallas Arts District was an artist’s dream come true.”

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, “Homage to The Concertgebouw” by Jim Keyes.  Smaller replicas of all past winning artwork are mounted on the wall as well.


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“Veterans and Their Art” call for artists

Veterans Calling All Artists 2014 KC AD COLOR

The City of Keller and the Keller Public Arts Board have designated the November Public Art show as one that will honor our Veterans and their service to this great country. We are seeking all genre’s of art (one-of-a-kind, original) created by Veterans and current military personnel of all branches of service as well as all eras. It does not have to have a military theme. This will be the third year for the November show, and has quickly become an event that is anticipated throughout the year. It’s a great way to complete the Keller Arts year by paying tribute to those who have served. Entry forms can be obtained at There is no fee for entry and all art will be accepted as long as it meets the guidelines. This is not a competition. Entry deadline is Sept. 30, 2014.

The show will run from November 3rd through the 26th with a reception honoring the Veteran Artists on Thursday evening, November 13th, 2014 from 7 to 9 pm at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller  76248. For more information or questions please contact or (817) 743-4000.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: Lone Star Film Festival


The Call for Submissions for the 8th Annual Lone Star Film Festival (LSFF) in Sundance Square is now open. The LSFF was recently included as one of the Top 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine for the second consecutive year (2013 and 2014)The festival will run Nov. 6-9, 2014. In 2013, our festival featured a world-class lineup, as well as the groundbreaking success of the B1ST FilmForward program that focuses on distribution mentorship for feature competition filmmakers.

You can submit your film to the Lone Star Film Festival through WithoutABox. Please read the rules and regulations carefully. The deadlines are as follows:

June 14th – Regular Deadline
August 16th – Late Deadline
August 30th – WAB Extended Deadline

Click here to submit your film

Each November thousands of North Texas film-lovers flock to Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth for their first, and sometimes only, opportunity to see films such as THE ARTIST, THE DESCENDANTS, THE TURIN HORSE, ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, SHAME, BULLY, UNDEFEATED, 12 O’CLOCK BOYS, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, HYDE PARK ON HUDSON, QUARTET, A ROYAL AFFAIR, IT’S A DISASTER, LEVIATHAN, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, PHILOMENA, and THE BOOK THIEF. Attendees also look forward to interacting with industry luminaries like Robert Duvall, John Hawkes, T Bone Burnett, Elizabeth Avellan, Ted Hope, Jeff Bridges, Callie Khouri, Melonie Diaz, Albert S. Ruddy, Robert Rodriguez and Billy Bob Thornton, among many others.

Fort Worth is the 17th largest city in the nation, and the Fort Worth/Dallas metroplex consistently ranks among the top five media markets in the U.S. The LSFF benefits from powerful media partners, including CBS Television, CBS Radio, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Fort Worth, Texas: The City’s Magazine. These outlets enable information about festival films to reach more than 1.5 million people throughout Dallas and Fort Worth. Festival audiences include a sophisticated, influential community that also supports other cultural institutions like the Modern and Kimbell Art museums of Fort Worth, as well as Bass Performance Hall. Altogether, the world renowned cultural community of Fort Worth attracts more than 1.5 million visitors each year, and people often refer to Fort Worth as the “Museum Capitol of the Southwest.”

Please visit for more information.

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2015 Materials: Hard & Soft call for entries


Materials: Hard & Soft

February 6 – April 2, 2015

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

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

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

Click here for the 2015 prospectus

2014 Award Winners

2014 Catalog


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



September 5, 2014

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

October 30, 2014

Notification forms are mailed to all artists

November 21, 2014

Artist contracts are due

January 5 – 9, 2015

Shipped and hand-delivered pieces are due

February 6, 2015

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

February 6 – April 2, 2015

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

April 6 – 8, 2015

Hand-delivered work to be picked up by artists


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Driven to Abstraction: entry deadline Aug. 20


Call for Art: TVAA Downtown Gallery

Driven to Abstraction

September 1 – 30, 2014


During the late nineteenth century art took a turn away from realism. From the first abstractions of color and light to the changing focus on form, line, plane, and subject, abstract art came into it’s own during the twentieth century. Whether a distorted objective creation or a pure study of shape, space, line, and color in a nonobjective work, abstract art is well loved in the twenty first century. For this show, artists are invited to submit their abstract creations in any medium. Prospectus/entry form is available on the TVAA website:

Artists may submit up to three jpg images at 72dpi and 1000 pixels on longest side.

Deadline for submission is August 20, 2014. Send entries to Curator Jenny Keller at:  


Curator:  Jenny Keller

Phone:      214-727-8148


RECEPTION Sept. 20 2-4pm during DADA Fall Gallery Walk

TVAA Downtown Gallery
Plaza of the Americas
700 N. Pearl Street, Suite G207
Dallas, Texas 75201
(972) 951-7879
Gallery located on the lobby concourse above the skating rink, Suite G207
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm




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Quilt Plano 2014 Aug. 15 – 16


Quilt Plano 2014 Friday and Saturday, August 15-16, 2014, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Plano Centre

For details, see

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Feathers, Fur & Scales Photo Contest at the Dallas Zoo


Youth – 12 years & under
Teen – 13 to 19 years
Adult – 20 years and up
Entry Fee
$15.00 includes submission
of up to three (3) digital images. Entrance fee is payable online.
September 30, 2014
We’ve gone digital! Entrance fee payments, and image submission are completed online at


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SWA 2014 Membership Juried Exhibition call for entries


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

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



  • September 20  – Entry Deadline for 2014 Exhibition -  midnight

  • September 26  – Notifications sent

  • October 1 - Shipped entries due

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

  • TBA - Reception - 

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

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



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Pastel Society of the Southwest 33rd Annual National Juried Exhibition


PSSW 2014 National Juried Exhitition entry deadline is Sept. 5th.  The show is open to all artists working in soft pastel medium.  The juror and judge will be nationally recognized artist Margaret Dyer.  The show will be on exhibit from Nov. 5-Nov. 28 at the Tower gallery located inside the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau Building located in historic downtown Grapevine.  2013 total awards exceeded $5000.  Best of Show will receive $1000 cash award.  The prospectus can be found on website under “shows” and also on  Please read prospectus thoroughly.  Submission to show is online at

2013 Best of Show winner was Kim Hill’s “Guatemala Marketplace”

Guatemala Marketplace by Kim Hill

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“sculptechular 2014″ – Call for all things 3D! Deadline 8/22


Frisco Arts presents the 2nd annual “sculptechular” in the Frisco Art Gallery (smaller works) and the Special Events Center (installations) at the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034. This includes a one-month juried art exhibition from 9.3-10.4, a two-week juried installations exhibition from 9.3-9.13, and a two-day spectacle with demos, a panel discussion, and reception on 9.6 and 9.7.

A “Most sculptechular” best of show award will be given to the winner during the reception on Sunday, September 7th, from 2-4PM.

For entry forms and details, see:

Deadline to enter: 8/22/14

Questions? Contact Paige Prater, Director of Marketing and Exhibits for Frisco Arts:

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Forney’s Top 40 Regional Art Exhibition deadline extended to Aug. 3


Forney Arts Council presents Top 40! Regional Art Exhibition
Contact Lesli Bruce
September 12—October 30, 2014
$700 in prize money!
  • July 30, 2014 Entry Deadline
  • Aug. 15, 2014 Notification of Acceptance
  • Sept 12, 2014 5:00-7:00 pm  Hand Deliveries
  • Sept 12, 2014 Installation
  • Sept 13, 2014 5:00-6:00 pm  Reception & Awards Ceremony
  • Oct. 30, 2014 Pick up Art

prospectus: Top 40 Regional Juried Show 2014


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2014 Wildlife & Domestic Animal Show — deadline July 29


2014 13th Annual Wildlife & Domestic Animal Juried Art Competition

AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX

2014 marks the thirteenth 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 Anne L. Hines.

Deadline for entry is July 29, 2014.

Entry fee is $35 ($25 for IAA members). You may join IAA at time of entry to receive the discount.

All work must be original. Limit of three entries. For more information, see the prospectus: 2014 Wildlife & Domestic Animal Juried Art Competition Prospectus. Submission this year is online only. For questions, contact the Show Chair at

Click here: Register ONLINE with payment by PalPal.

Winners from past years:

2013 Best of Show: Helen Bailey, A Mother’s Care

2013 Best of Show:
Helen Bailey, A Mother’s Care


Akiko Watanabe

2012 Wildlife Best of Show by Akiko Watanabe “Tiger Face”

Barbara Mason

2012 Pet Art Best of Show
Barbara Mason, Purr-fect Perch



  • Sunday, July 13 1-4pm Help with digital Images & entry $10
  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014 midnight Entry DEADLINE
  • Aug. 11 Notification of acceptance by email
  • Aug. 25 – 29 Shipped entries due (Mon. – Fri.)
  • Saturday, August 30 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Hand delivered entries; Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75062
  • Sunday, August 31, 2014 Exhibit opens to public
  • Sunday, September 14 2:00 – 4:00 pm Reception & Awards
  • Friday, September 26 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Strike show & art pickup
  • Sept. 27 – Dec. 6 Traveling Exhibit, West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062 (optional)

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Call for Entries: Paint Rowlett Plein Air Juried Art Competition



Open to all artists 18 years and older, using any fine art media; oil, acrylic, collage, pen & ink, watercolor, pencil, etc. Blank canvases and other blank art surfaces will be stamped on Sat., Sept. 20th at registration, when you will pick up your map showing ten selected locations and a Rowlett Chamber of Commerce Welcome bag with goodies. You will also receive three 4×6 blank cards, which are also being judged as a separate catagory. NOTE: Your art MUST begin on site from your SKETCHES. Reference photos may be used only to complete art. 


Entry Deadline;   Postmarked no later than Sat., Sept. 13. No entries will be accepted after this date.

Registration;   Saturday, Sept. 20 10am-12 noon, Rowlett Public Library, 3900 Main, Rowlett, TX

All artwork is to be created from September 20 – September 27. 

Take-in;   Saturday, September 27 – 10am-12 noon, Rowlett Public Library

Juror;  Merry Fuhrer

Reception/Awards;   Thursday, October 2, 6:30pm, Rowlett Public Library

Take-down;    Saturday, November 1, 10am-12 noon, Rowlett Public Library


1st Place; $400, with appropriate 2nd, 3rd, 4th place, a Best of 4×6 Cards, and various purchase awards.


A.R.T. reserves the right to refuse art not meeting eligibility requirements and/or any with content considered unsuitable. All art must be for sale, and cannot be removed before the end of show, unless purchased. Artists handle their own sales, and must show ID to a Rowlett Public Library Staff person before buyer removes art.

For questions, call; 972-475-1836, download extra forms at;, or visit us on Facebook.

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2014 Creative Arts competition at the State Fair of Texas


The State Fair of Texas is pleased to bring you the Creative Arts competition information for 2014. For each department’s sections, rules and entry guidelines, and entry forms, see Be sure to study the rules and requirements for this year’s competitions.

The State Fair offers more than 1,100 categories in 12 departments to be entered and judged before the fair begins on September 26.  The Fair also offers 24 daily contests during the annual exposition.

Important Dates
  • Entry form, fees and mailed-in entry items for pre-Fair competitions: Friday, July 25, 2014 (postmark date)
  • Drop-off days for hand-delivered pre-Fair competitions: August 15-17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
  • Non-winning entry item pick-up: September 10, noon to 5 p.m.; September 11-12, 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
  • State Fair of Texas Sept. 26 – Oct. 19, 2014
  • Post-Fair pick-up: October 22, noon to 7 p.m.; October 23-24, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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2014 Art Hop deadline Aug. 22


2014 Art Hop
Seventh Edition!
Categories: 2D, 3D, Printmaking and Photography
Best of Show Prize: $1,000 Cash + $250 Gift Certificate from Jerry’s Artarama and + $250 Gift Certificate from Ampersand.
People’s Choice Award: $250
Awards for each individual category:
First Place; $500 Cash
Second Place: $300 Cash
Third Place: $200 Cash
Judges are still being finalized.
Deadline for submission is August 22, 2014
Please visit our website for more information.



  • August 22:  Entries are due. All mailed in entries must be received by this date.
  • September 8:  Art Hop Participants will be announced
  • September 26:  Shipped participant artwork is due
  • September 30:  Hand delivered participant artwork is due at each individual venue to be specified upon acceptance.  Volunteers will be available from noon to 3 PM.
  • October 3:  2014 Art Hop Exhibit opens
  • October 11:  Artist Reception & Awards Ceremony, Georgetown Art Center
  • October 30:  2014 Art Hop Exhibit closes
  • October 31:  Artwork pick up at participating venues from 2 to 5 PM
  • November 4:  Returned mailing of shipped artwork begins.


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2014 9×12 Works on Paper Show


The FWCAC announces an open call for entries: 2014 9 x 12 Works on Paper Show December 5-26, 2014.  Artworks on or of paper or paper products may be any size, but MUST fit in a 9 x 12 envelope; folded, 3D or multi-part OK.  Unmatted, unframed photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, cast or folded paper or digital prints OK (other materials attached-OK). Original artworks only; no reproductions.  Put artist’s name, address, title & date of work and medium on back. No entry form.


Open to all artists – no age or geographical restrictions. All artwork is shown – no jury. Entry fee is $5US/piece; 6 entries max.  Postmark deadline November 15, 2014.  All artwork for sale for $100US; artist gets 75%.  Unsold works with SASE will be mailed by Jan 31; no metering. Send entries, entry fee by check or M.O. to 9 x 12, FWCAC, 1300 Gendy, Ft Worth, TX 76107. International artists/for more information: or



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Fresh Ideas Show 2014 entries due July 19 & 20


The Visual Art League of Lewisville announces a call for entries for the Fresh Ideas Show 2014

The Visual Art of Lewisville, Texas is pleased to announce a call for entries for the Fresh Ideas Juried Members Show to be held at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery in Lewisville, Texas July 26 through September 13, 2014.

The exhibit is open to all current Visual Art League members and to all artists who sign-up for membership at the time of entry. The entry fee is $25.00 for current VAL Members for a maximum of three 3 pieces of work.

The prize money for all awards combines to over $1,200. First Place Winner will receive a cash prize of $500.00, and a solo show in 2015 at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery. There will also be cash prizes for 2nd Place, 3rd Place, 2 Honorable Mentions and a People’s Choice Award.

Entries will be accepted at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery on Saturday, July 19, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, and Sunday, July 20, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

The Juror this year is Diane Walker-Gladney. Diane is a contemporary painter whose work is featured in numerous public and private collections, including the Longview Museum of Fine Art. Her achievements include being featured in the 24th edition of the critically acclaimed periodical, New American Paintings. She was also named a Hunting Art Prize finalist three times. Diane holds a master’s degree in Art. She is represented by M.A. Doran Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Norwood Flynn Gallery in Dallas.

Visit for a copy of the Prospectus and a Membership form. The Visual Art League of Lewisville may be contacted via email on their website, or by phone at 972-420-9393.

The MCL Grand Theater is located at 100 N. Charles Street in Lewisville, Texas.

For more info, email


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33rd PSSW National entries due Sept. 5


The Pastel Society of the Southwest 2014 National Juried Exhibition will be the nonprofit organization’s 33rd Juried Show. The exhibition will be held at the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Grapevine Texas with a reception for artists, collectors, the public and press. Historic downtown Grapevine has over 200 restaurants, along with art galleries, fabulous shopping and winery tasting rooms. Events take place throughout the year.

We invite you to participate in our juried exhibition and be a part of our quest for the highest artistic excellence in the soft pastel medium. We also encourage you to join The Pastel Society of the Southwest. Our membership ranges from beginners to nationally recognized professionals, and we seek to increase our knowledge and enjoyment of the pastel medium.

The total awards given in 2013 equaled + $5,000, including a $1,000 Best in Show. This years show will be judged and juried by nationally recognized artist Margaret Dyer who will also conduct a workshop in Grapevine November 3-5.


Online submission- Deadline: September 5, 2014


M. Dyer “ann-braiding-her-hair”


  • SEPTEMBER 5 Entry Deadline
  • OCTOBER 3 Notification of acceptance Please check your e-mail carefully, even SPAM! You can also check your portfolio at Juried Art Services.
  • OCTOBER 20- 27 Out of Town Entries to Craters & Freighters
  • NOVEMBER 3 Hand Delivered Entries Accepted 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • NOVEMBER 5 Exhibition Opens
  • TBA Reception and Awards Ceremony
  • November 28 Exhibition Closes
  • November 28 Pick up of hand delivered entries 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • DECEMBER 12 Shipped entries returned by this date









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San Antonio Fiber Art deadline Oct. 13


40th Annual San Antonio Fiber Art Show

DEADLINE : October 13, 2014

Open to all Texas artists working in a fiber medium, or employing
fiber techniques. Juror: Barbara Schneider. Nov 21-Dec 17, 2014.
Sponsored by the Fiber Artists of San Antonio.

For one fee ($30/$35), can enter up to four pieces. Cash awards.
FASA is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization

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Call to Artists – 45th annual River Road Show


The 45th Annual River Road Show , a national juried exhibition sponsored by the Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild, is posting a call for artists’ entries. Open to all US aritst 18+ (except photography or digitally enhanced), work must be original and created within the last 2 years. Juror: Master Artist, Morten E. Solberg. $40 for first 3 entries ($5 for each after 3, maximum 10 entries). $4,000+ in awards. Entry deadline is September 1; exhibit is December 3 through December 29 at the Louisiana State Archives Gallery in Baton Rouge, LA.  Reception and Awards presentation is December 12.  LAAG_Logo_125

For more details and the Prospectus, see website or Contact: Wilma Roy, | Phone: 225-753-0361 | Web:

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