Category Archive: Competitions / Calls for Entries

Seventh Annual Paint Historic Terrell 2015

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Paint Historic Terrell 2015 will be held April 11-19, with the awards reception on Saturday, April 25 at 2:30pm,  Terrell Heritage Museum, 207 N. Frances, Terrell, TX.  Whether an experienced plein air artist or novice, come join us for the fun in Terrell, TX located 30 minutes East of Dallas on SH 80!  Open to all artists l8 years and older, using any fine art media.  Registration form at or call Mary Jo Woodruff 972-345-3875.

Exhibit Reception April 25, 2015.

For the artist’s name to appear in the Paint Out literature, the registration form must be received by March 27, 2015.


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2015 SWA International Juried Exhibition deadline March 15


Society of Watercolor Artists 2015 International Juried Art Exhibition!international/c1wyl

2015 Entry Deadline March 15

For a printable version of the prospectus shown on left, click HERE

Open to all artists working in water media (listed below) on paper (Yupo permitted). Water media includes traditional watercolors, acrylics, water based inks, gouache, and watercolor pencils/ crayons. Only one painting per artist can hang in the exhibition. All entries must have been completed in the past 3 years. No collage, no class work, no digital prints of any kind allowed. Artist’s original work only.

Juror: Don Andrews is a nationally known watercolor artist and workshop instructor. Sign up for his workshop at!workshops/c1rnn.


  • March13: CD entries due
  • March 15: ELECTRONIC entries due – Incomplete entries or those received after midnight will be ineligible
  • May 2: Saturday: noon-4:00pm HAND DELIVERED WORK DUE
  • May 3: Sunday: SHOW OPENS
  • May23: Saturday:2-4pm RECEPTION and AWARDS
  • June 13: Saturday: noon-2pm PICKUP HAND-DELIVERED WORK

Delivery, Reception and Pickup: Atrium Gallery, 2nd floor, Central Library, 500 West Third St., Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305 (corner of Lamar and West Third St.)

Exhibition Director: John James Email: Phone: 817-652-1340 Exhibition Committee: Bob Cook, Hugh Heaton, Susan Henry

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ArtVenice Biennale 3


The Biennial Project is overjoyed to make known an open call to artists worldwide for ArtVenice Biennale 3 - an online juried competition as well as a large screen digital presentation being held  in Venice, Italy during the Opening Week of The Venice Biennale 56!!

This location of the gorgeous and centrally-located gallery space where Art Venice Biennale 3 will take place is in the centre of Castello, the Venecian neighborhood just between Giardini Biennale and Arsenale Biennale – the absolutely “it” location during the Venice Biennale. The Giardini and Arsenale are the two most important venues at The Venice Biennale, which is the most important art event in the entire world that only happens every two years.

If your work is selected for inclusion in ArtVenice Biennale 3 it will also be shown on our website and in a blog posting reaching over 6,000 very important people of influence in the international art world (mondo artistico internazionale). Best of all your art will be presented for one night as part of a digital display at The Biennial Project’s extravagant, VIP Gala event in Venice, Italy during the opening week of The Venice Biennale 56. That’s La Biennale di Venezia for you international folk.

In addition, the artist who is bestowed the title of Grand Prizewinner will have a solo gallery show on our website, and a solo blog posting of 15 pieces or his/her magnificenza work to our on-line audience of over 6,000 (and growing) art lovers.

The theme for Art Venice Biennale 3 is Bienale in a Biennale (Biennale in un Biennale). In this fast paced, technology clogged world most people view a lot of everything but don’t examine the depth of anything. We meet people but don’t get to know the real the’, we read articles but don’t contemplate the deepest meaning, and we gobble down lasagna but don’t take the time to savor the flavor of each individual yummy ingredient’. We all know the best of things are founc deep in the middle of lots of everything. Well, our Biennale will be smack in the middle of more art then you can ever possibly contemplate. Biennale in a Biennale will be centrally located in a large gallery space opening onto Via Garibaldi, and seen by the highest level international curators, collectors and gallerists. It will actually be a Biennale in a Biennale!!  A big yummy Biennale and Lasagna sandwich.


Open to all artists.  Open to all media, including 2-D, 3-D, sculpture, photography, performance, video, installation mixed media, and art from a kit.


Reproduction of Art Work

The Biennial Project reserves the right to reproduce submitted works for Biennial Project printed materials, advertisements, electronic media, internet, television, catalog, DVD, magazine, gallery shows and enjoyment in our own homes.  Copyright and other rights remain that of the artist.


Selection Process

Work will be selected from your digital images of your artwork.  Jurying will involve viewing the entries individually and making determinations on the basis on the work.

Notification of acceptance will be posted on our blog by April 15, 2015

On how to enter ArtVenice Biennale3, simply go to

Entry Fee and Payment:  The entry fee for ArtVenice Biennale3 is $35.00 (US) for 3 images, $40.00 for 5. Additional images may be submitted at $5.00 (US) each. Payment is by Paypal.

 go to and follow instructions.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials must be submitted by 12pm EST March 15, 2015.

JURORS:  All work will be juried by the internationally known art collective The Biennial Project. We also have jurors giving out 7 special recognition individual prizes. These are being chosen by Art Super Stars – seriously successful artists – representing each of the 7 continents.


The Seven Art Star Special Prize Jurors are:

Marlene Sarroff  (Australia) well known artist, critic and gallerist

Francisco Bassim (South America) 2011 Venezuela Representative to the Venice Biennale

Albert Yonathan Setyawan (Asia) 2013 Indonesia Representative to the Venice Biennale

Zsolt Asztalos (Europe) 2013 Hungary Representative to the Venice Biennale

Gavin Rain (Africa) -TBA

Person from Antarctica (Antarctica) – someone Eric knows

And of course the world famous collaborative The Biennial Project will select the recipient of The North American Prize.


All decisions of the jurors are final.

 Incomplete or unpaid entries or will not be considered. Images of accepted work may be retained for publicity purposes. Entries will not be returned. The entry fee is non-refundable. All entrants will be added to our mailing list.

Acceptance Notification:  The names of all accepted artists can be obtained on the The Biennial Project Home Page ( by April 15th.  Artists will not receive individual notification of acceptance.


March 15 midnight      Deadline for entry

April 15th                                                  Notification of acceptance on our blog

May 4th 6pm -9pm                                   Exhibition opening and award ceremony

Contact Information

The Biennial Project

80 Border Street

East Boston, MA 02128

Mission Statement

The Biennial Project is an artists’ collaborative whose goal is to explore the nature and understand the perception of biennials within the art world and, in so doing, to develop a collective body of work that will be exhibited in as many biennials as possible – especially the really cool ones.

Now how can turn down a shot at fame and fortune like this? You might get so rich you can have a wedding to a human rights lawyer from London at The Aman Canal Grande Hotel in Venice and wisp them back to your Villa on Lake Coumo.

The potential for exposure is enormous! You’ll be running with the big dogs, or Italian Greyhounds, here. Duh!! It’s a no brainier…we want you to enter! We want the world to see your creations. We want you to be celebrated and wealthy. You must enter!!!

You can be as happy as Amal Alamuddin, now Amal Clooney, the day she said I DO to an actor named George in an Italian civil ceremony at Palazzo Cavalli surrounded by family and friends including Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber, Anna Wintour, Matt Damon, Bono, and Bill Murray.

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‘Unique by Nature’ McKinney Juried Art Competition & Exhibition call for entries

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2015 ‘Unique by Nature’ Juried Art Competition & Exhibition – McKinney Performing Arts Center (City of McKinney) and Arts and Music Guild of McKinney seeking applicants for its 4th Annual Juried Art Show, April 11 to 25, 2015. Award reception Friday, April 10, 2015.

For an overview of the show, please visit http://artisti/index.aspx?NID=1398.

Cash and purchase prizes totaling $9,000 will be distributed as follows:
• $6,000 purchase prize for one large scale work (50” or more in one dimension) to become part of MPAC’s permanent and public art collection
• $3,000 in cash awards for six works of art selected by the judge, including one Young Artist Award

Submission requirements:
• Large works entries require artists to submit an online application,
Large work application deadline Friday, March 27, 2015 by 7 p.m.
• Artists interested in submitting work for cash prizes must bring work in person to MPAC on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. $20 for up to two works of art, checks payable to ‘Arts and Music Guild.’

For full prospectus, please visit

‘Unique by Nature’ is open to professional and emerging artists who are legal residents of the United States and at some point have been residents of Texas. Entrants must be at least 17 years by May 2015.

Amy Rosenthal
Director, MPAC & Main Street
City of McKinney
Office: 972-547-2652
Cell: 817-269-1326

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AMoA BIENNIAL-600: SCULPTURE call for entries


The AMoA (Amarillo Museum of Art) BIENNIAL-600: SCULPTURE will be an exhibition of artworks selected by a distinguished juror from works submitted by artists residing within a 600 mile radius of Amarillo, Texas. The exhibition will be on view August 14 – October 9, 2015.

BIENNIAL-600: SCULPTURE is the sixth in an ongoing series of juried biennial exhibitions exploring specific areas of artistic practice, material, and content. Previous exhibition focuses include Drawing (’05), Clay (‘07), Glass (‘09), Figurative Painting(‘11) and Printmaking (‘13). This year, the AMoA staff and Board of Trustees are excited to offer the museum’s exhibition spaces to artists working in the realm of sculpture.

JUROR: LEIGH ARNOLD; Assistant Curator, the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas

Artists may submit images of up to three artworks with a maximum of three images of each work. There is no entry fee.

Deadline for Entries: Friday, June 5, 2015 (postmark); Artist Notifications: on or before July 3, 2015; Accepted artworks due at the AMoA: July 31, 2015.

For questions or information about the exhibition contact Alex Gregory at 806.371.5050 or

Prospectus: AMoA Biennial Sculpture Call for Entries




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Sign up to Paint Historic Waxahachie


Paint Historic Waxahachie

Exhibit Reception: 6/6/2015 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Waxahachie & the surrounding countryside
Check in: 113 West Franklin Street
Waxahachie TX 75165

Entry Fee:  $60


Late registrations accepted 1st come-1st serve. Limited to 50 artists

Open to any artist using Plein Air technique in all fine art mediums.  Click the links below for more information and to enter by mail or online.

This 10th annual plein air event showcases the best landscape artists in Texas and surrounding states as they paint Waxahachie’s historic downtown and residential districts.   Sponsored by Ellis County Art Association.



Easels in Ellis County! EARLY PAINTING OPPORTUNITY! Register & pay entry fee before May 1st and be eligible to paint during any of the 4 weekends prior to Paint Out week! The locations will be along county roads and in nearby small towns within a 15 mile radius of Waxahachie.  Early registrants will be notified of the “official painting location” every week, on the Wednesday prior to each weekend.

Official Paint Out week: Friday, May 29 through the “turn in” deadline of 3:00 PM Friday, June 5, 2015 Only the paintings received by 3:00 P.M. Friday, June 5th will be included in the judging. (additional paintings may be submitted for sale on Saturday & Sunday June 6-7)

Friday evening, June 5: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Artists, Guests & Patrons Mixer & Preview Sale BBQ Buffet – Awards Presentation

Saturday & Sunday June 6 & 7: Exhibition opens to the public! o Artists paint on Courthouse Square & Downtown business district and help promote exhibition. Artists may bring paintings completed during this period to ECAA during regular business hours. Exhibition and Sale opens to the public Saturday, June 6. The sale will continue until Friday, July 10.

CLICK HERE to view & download General Guidelines & Information

CLICK HERE to view & download Entry Form (for mail in entry)

CLICK HERE: to Enter Online



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Oil Painters of America’s Spring Online Showcase


Oil Painters of America will hold its 2015 Spring Online Showcase of Traditional Oil Paintings, March 1st through May 15, 2015.

Approximately 13 awards will be given with a total value of $5,000 including a $3,000 top prize given to artists in the Associate member category. OPA is currently accepting new members.  If accepted, new members are granted the Associate Member designation.

Deadline for online submissions is May 15, 2015.  Winners will be announced on May 22, 2015.

Online Showcase entry fee:  $14 each entry.  Artists may enter as many artworks as they would like.

To enter, artists must reside in the U.S., Canada or Mexico and be a current member of OPA at an annual fee of $70.  To apply for membership or renew your membership dues, visit the website at

To submit your masterpiece and read a complete listing of the rules, please visit

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Dallas Slideluck II call for entries


Slideluck is a non-profit organization based in New York City that is dedicated to building and strengthening community through food and art.  Since 2000, we have hosted potluck dinners combined with multimedia slideshows in over 75 cities worldwide and presented the work of roughly 10,000 artists. At each event, guests bring home-cooked dishes to share and the feast is followed by a slideshow of 20-25 local artists, ranging from emerging to very established. 

Submit your work today for SLIDELUCK Dallas II! The submission deadline is Saturday, March 14th, 2015. This show is being curated by Leigh A. Arnold, the assistant curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center and a doctoral candidate at the University of Texas at Dallas. In her role at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Arnold has assisted in the research and development of exhibitions and publications including Nasher XChange, David Bates, Mark Grotjahn, and Melvin Edwards: Five Decades.

The Dallas Slideluck II event will be April 11, 2015.

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RCAS 2015 49th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition deadline Feb. 28


The Richardson Civic Art Society presents our 2015 49th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition open to amateur and professional Texas visual artists age 21 and over.  To enter, go online through (CaFÉ).  Select “View All Calls,” and search with keyword “49th Annual Regional.”   The entry submission deadline is February 28, 2015.  For additional information, contact Show Chair, Rosalinda T. Stone at 469-471-3569 or  Or contact Co-Chair, Linda Clary at 972-365-2195 or


  • February 28  Entry Submission Deadline.  (No late entries.)
  • March 31  Notification letters mailed.
  • April 13-20  Shipped entries received.
  • April 29  6:00-8:30 pm, hand deliver accepted entries at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX 75082
  • May 1-26  Exhibition on display at the Eisemann Center.
  • May 10  7:00-9:00 pm, Awards Reception at the Eisemann Center.
  • May 27  4:00-7:00 pm, Pickup of hand delivered entries.
  • June 1-30  Shipped art delivered.

RCAS is supported in part by the City of Richardson through the Arts Commission. For more about the show see

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Wild Things: A National Juried Exhibition – entries due April 7

Wild Things

A National Juried Exhibition

Arts Council of Southeast Missouri

Cape Girardeau, MO

Exhibition Dates: June 5 – 27, 2015

Deadline for Entries: April 7, 2015

If civilization is what separates humankind from the animal kingdom, the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri asks artists to cross that line and become uncivilized. Artists across the United States are invited to submit their works depicting the world’s Wild Things. From household pets to rainforest creatures to ocean dwellers, artwork must depict a member, real or imagined, of the animal kingdom.

Juror: Ruth Ann Reese is known for her surreal porcelain sculptures where animal forms merge with human figures and flora grafts to fauna. From these fantastic beings, psychological questions concerning the nature of identity naturally emerge. At present, she is a studio artist living in St. Louis, MO and the founder of Reese Gallery, where she curates exhibitions of other emerging and mid-career artists.


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TOWARD THE LIGHT call for artists



Call for Artists

Personal Transformation and Recovery

Opening, Friday, April 24, 6-9 p.m.

The Global Art & Ideas Nexus (GAIN) seeks artists for an exhibit in the Dallas-Fort Worth area starting April 21, 2015 on the theme of personal transformation and recovery. Submissions in all types of media, including video, are welcome. Works should focus on themes of anticipation, hope, and personal triumph in recovery from depression, addiction, social exclusion, etc. and should positively inspire viewers who have struggled themselves in such circumstances, or known someone else who has. Submit proposals, images, or photos of artifacts by email only no later than March 15, 2015. Enter at

THEATER 166, 2425 Parker Rd.,
Carrollton, TX 75010
Phone: 903-819-9957



Carl Raschke

Professor of Religious Studies
University of Denver
Denver CO 80208
303 871-3117
720 235-0217 (FAX)


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Pastel Society of the Southwest 34th Annual National Juried Exhibition


PSSW 2015 National Juried Exhibition

Pastel Society of the Southwest invites you to enter their 34th annual juried exhibition to be held in Grapevine, Texas at the Tower gallery.  Historic Grapevine has many restaurants, along with art galleries fabulous shopping and wine tasting rooms.  The exhibit will be open during the October Art Walk event.  We invite you to participate and be a part of our quest for the highest artistic excellence in the soft pastel medium. 

Total awards in 2014 were over $5ooo, including $1000 for Best of show.

2015’s show will be juried by nationally recognized artist, Susan Ogilvie.  She will also conduct a workshop in Grapevine on Oct. 5-7.

Application deadline is August 1st, 2015.  $35 entry fee for PSSW members, $45 for non-members for 1 to 3 entries.  A maximum of two will be accepted into the show.  The prospectus is online at;

For more info about Pastel Society of the Southwest visit our website:


AUGUST 5                             Entry Deadline

SEPTEMBER 4                      Notification of acceptance.  Please check your e-mail carefully, even SPAM!  You can also check your portfolio at Online Juried Shows.

SEPTEMBER 14-25               Out of Town Entries to Craters & Freighters

SEPTEMBER 30                     Hand Delivered Entries Accepted 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

OCTOBER 1                          Exhibition Opens

OCTOBER 4                          Reception and Awards Ceremony

OCTOBER 30                        Exhibition Closes

OCTOBER 30                        Pick up of hand delivered entries 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

NOVEMBER 25                     Shipped entries returned by this date


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Richardson Civic Art Society 50+ Show Competition and Sale

Steve Miller - First to Roost (BOS 2014)

Mark your calendars for the 2015 Richardson Civic Art Society 50+ Show running March 21 to April 25, 2015 at the Richardson Public Library.  The judge is Cristie Campo.  The prospectus can be found at  RCAS invites artists 50 years old and up to enter the annual 50+ Show.  Ribbons, plus cash or merchandise awards are given in each category.  The awards ceremony will be held at 6:30 PM Tuesday April 21, 2015.  For additional details contact Show Chair, Wanda Grice (, 214-392-1954) or Show Co-Chair, Carol Powell (, 972-250-4814).

Entries to be received and picked up on 3rd floor of Richardson Public Library-Civic Center Drive & Arapaho.
Receiving: March 21, 2015 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon
Pick-up: April 25, 2015 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon

RCAS meets in the Richardson Public Library basement on third Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.  Visitors may attend meetings at no charge.  Anyone is welcome to sign up for membership.  RCAS is supported in part by the City of Richardson through the Arts Commission.


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Artists ‘Round Texas Mardi Gras Party celebrates 13th Anniversary


SUNDAY, February 15, 2015, 2pm., Rowlett Community Centre, 5300 Main St., Rowlett




Our Membership Party is Mardi Gras themed.
Dress in costume, and you could win a gift card for Best Costume!!
You also have a chance to win a gift card for your art. Bring “ONE”
piece of art for “EACH” art category. One gift card awarded for each
category. Everyone gets to vote for their favorite – even if it’s not yours!!!:
Category #1 – 2-D;
Category #2 – Photography;
Category #3 – Jewelry or 3D (includes any sculpture, etc).
One entry in each category, no size limits, no matting or framing is
required. You must be a paid member for 2015 to win a prize. Digital prints
of original art is unacceptable for Category #1.
Enjoy a relaxed evening of “art” and refreshments, meet the
ART Board for 2015, sing happy birthday to the club, hear about our
wonderful lineup of programs for 2015, and event plans, then view
the DVD explaining how to create effective layouts.
Refreshments and a cake will be served, and we encourage
everyone to bring a favorite snacks or dish to share. Invite your spouse,
a relative, a friend, a partner. Guests are always welcome, and if you
are not a member yet, we would love for you to join our creative group.

For more information, visit the club website at; (you can download a membership form), visit the club’s facebook page, or email Terri Blankinship at

2015 schedule:

  • FEB 26 – Take down for Granville Arts Center, Garland Noon to 5pm
  • MARCH 15 - Abstracts and Watermedia – Gail Delger
  • APRIL 19 - Hub Cap Art Creations Demo – Sharon Zigrossi
  • MAY – Small Works Show - details to come JUNE 21 - Pastel – Steve Miller
  • JULY - FREE MONTH – Trip to Sueretta Todd’s studio – Rockwall
  • AUGUST - FREE MONTH – Possible Field Trip
  • SEPTEMBER 20 - Being finalized
  • OCTOBER – Paint Rowlett Art Show; details to come␣
  • Oct 10-11 – White Rock Lake Studio Tour – field trip
  • NOVEMBER 16 - Holiday Workshop – Ornaments
  • DECEMBER - Holiday party

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TSA 2015 Membership Show entries due March 19


Get your application in now for the upcoming Texas Sculpture Association 2015 Membership Show which opens on April 1, 2015 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center(FWCAC). Your membership must be current to participate so renew NOW!

2015 membership show payment



  • March 18, 2015 – Show entry deadline
  • April 1, 2015 – Delivery date Artists’ Reception Friday, April 3, 2015 , 6 – 9 p.m.
  • April 29, 2015 – Take down date

Cash Awards will be presented at the Artists’ Reception

  • FIRST PLACE $500

This is a non-juried event and is open to all current members of TSA. Cash awards will be given to the top four entries. There will be a panel of judges selecting the winners.



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Bedford Arts Fest March 28 – Juried Competition & Artists Booths deadline Feb. 27


Bedford Arts Fest

DATES:          March 28, 2015
TIMES:           10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
WHERE:         Boys Ranch Park, 2801 Forest Ridge Dr
WHAT:            The 3rd Annual Bedford ArtsFest

  • Juried Art Selections
  • Local and Regional Craft Vendors
  • Emerging Arts Display
  • Family and Adult Arts Activities
  • Live Music & Entertainment

ADMISSION: Free to Attend

Artists who would like their material to be reviewed and approved by a jury of professional artists, for a chance to win cash prizes please register through  The deadline to apply for jury consideration is January 30, 2015 – DEADLINE extended to Feb. 27. Artists approved by the jury will have the opportunity to exhibit and sell art in a designated Juried area. Please note the price drop in booth spaces. Prizes:  The jury will award a Best of Show: $300; Runner Up: $200; and Second Runner Up: $100. $10 to enter.

Craft vendors interested in exhibiting and selling at the Bedford Artsfest are welcome to register to be featured in the Arts marketplace by completing the this application. The deadline to apply for a booth is February 27, 2015. We have dropped the price in booth spaces – grab one now before they are all gone.


Contact the 2015 chairperson, Jeff Florey at or 817-952-2317.

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PAA’s 2ND Annual Black History Exhibit: BE IN THE BLACK Open Call ! 2015


This is an Open Art Call

” Be In The Black ” … to have positive net worth: to have currency.
All Artists are asked to submit works presenting
as positive, strong , dominant , rich or powerful.
Join or renew your Membership at the time of entry. Prospectus will be provided and filled out at drop off.

* we encourage all works: abstract, figurative, performance, conceptual,written(poetry/prose) and otherwise

Entry fee is $15 /non members $10/ PAA members (per entry)
Two entries per person will be accepted.
2D work must be framed or have otherwise finished edges. Works must be delivered ready to hang D- rings or eye screws and strong wire. 3D work must be fully stable and self supporting. Pedestals are limited and will be assigned on a first come first served basis…Works deemed unsuitable for any reason will not be accepted.

Submit hi resolution JPEGS of your intended entries by February 20, 2014 5pm to
attn. Talley Williams
For questions contact
Talley Williams 214 929 0668
Drop off February 21, 1pm-3pm @
Plano Art Association Gallery/Eastside Village
1013 15th place suite 105 Plano Texas 75074
Reception February 22, 4pm- 6:00pm
Pic Up March 8, 2015 1pm-3pm

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At the UNT Art Galleries: Feb. 2015


Saturdays in the UNT Galleries

February 7, 1-3 pm

Guest artist, Christine Irving

Come be part of the story, as collage artist Christine Irving

engages participants in storytelling and enacting a simple traditional tale. After the story, Christine will demonstrate how to create a simple artist book, using a single sheet of paper.

For more information, please visit our website.


55th Annual Voertman Student Art Competition

April 7-25

Submission Deadline: 5pm Friday, March 6

Juror: Sara Jayne-Parsons, Curator, TCU Galleries

The annual Voertman Competition at CVAD is a time-honored celebration of artistic achievement and promise. The Voertman Competition is a juried exhibition open to all currently enrolled CVAD students. Started in 1960 by Mr. Paul Voertman, founder of Voertman’s store, the exhibition is juried each year by an accomplished arts professional and provides students with real-world experience.

We encourage you to enter! If you have questions, contact us! We’re here to help. To find the entry form, visit our website.


UNT Art Gallery

Through March 7

Collections, Cultures, and Collaborations Series

Lost in Trans

Guest curated by Tempestt Hazel

Lost In Trans explores the intersections between viewer interpretation and artist intention, using as the primary vehicle artworks from the Lending and Permanent collections at the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design. Participating contemporary artists are Jeffery Michael Austin, Derric Clemmons, and Annette Lawrence.

For more information, please visit our website.


UNT ArtSpace Dallas

Through February 14

P.R.I.N.T Press:

Five Years of Collaborations

Print Research Institute of North Texas, P.R.I.N.T, is a fine art press at the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design. This exhibition showcases recent collaborations with accomplished artists, many of whom do not typically work in printmaking, in partnership with Master Printers to translate their ideas into limited edition, hand-pulled fine art prints.

UNT ArtSpace Dallas is located at 1901 Main Street, in the lobby of the UNT System Building. Parking for an hourly fee is available in metered spaces on Main Street and in the Elm Street Garage.

For more information, please visit our website.

CVAD Student Art Galleries
Through March 2015
Abby Sherrill, MFA Fibers
William Wright, MFA Ceramics
Lynne Bowman, MFA Photography
Aaron Flynn, MFA Ceramics
Kai Peter Martin, MFA Drawing & Painting
Michelle Thomas
Watercolor and Drawing & Painting Seniors
Photo I – Push Pinhole Show
CORE Design I & II
Interior Design Accreditation Review
Drawing & Painting Graduates
Longhui Zhang, MFA Drawing & Painting
New Media Seniors

North Gallery

Mica McGuire, BFA Sculpture
Printmaking Graduates
CORE Design I & II
Interior Design Accreditation Review

Lauren Ashley Ude, MFA Fashion
Betsey Gravatt, MFA Drawing & Painting

Sculpture Graduates


For dates and more information, please visit our website.


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Arlington call for Sculpture proposals




Release Date: February 2, 2015

The City of Arlington (“City”) and Entertainment District Sculpture Trail (“EDST”) Committee are seeking a response to this call for public art submissions from artists interested in providing professional services needed for the placement of a sculpture(s) to be located in Richard Greene Linear Park.


For more information see Exhibition Arlington Call for Submissions

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Hecho en Dallas deadline Feb. 28


The Latino Cultural Center announces a Call for Artists

12th Annual Hecho en Dallas Juried Exhibition

NOTE: A copy of this prospectus (PDF format), including the official Entry Form, may be downloaded at


Hecho en Dallas is an annual juried exhibition designed to showcase the recent work of professional artists who reside and are active in the artistic environment of the Dallas area. The exhibition was conceived by the Latino Cultural Center in recognition of the talented pool of artists whose creative endeavors give vitality to the cultural movement in DFW.

Exhibition Timeline

  • Submission deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2015 by 5 p.m.
  • Not a postmark deadline. Entries received after the deadline will be disqualified.
  • Notifications to artists: Saturday, March 14, 2015 via email
  • Delivery of artwork: March 21-28, 2015, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Opening reception: Friday, April 10, 2015, 6-8 p.m..
  • Exhibition dates: April 10 – June 20, 2015
  • Pick-up artwork: June 23-June 30, 2015


• Artists must reside in the City of Dallas or within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex

• Art must have been created within the last three years to be eligible

• Any medium will be considered; however, artists who exhibit artwork that requires the use of special equipment (computers, projectors, multimedia devices, etc.) will be responsible for providing such equipment for the duration of the exhibition

• Size limit for 3D artwork will not exceed 15 feet (length + width + depth), with the longest side of the piece not exceeding 7 feet

• For 2D artwork, the longest side cannot exceed 7 feet

• There is no entry fee for this juried exhibition

How to Submit Entries
Please submit the following for consideration:

• Max of three images of artwork to be considered; files should be named using the last name of the artist, first initial of first name, and sequential numbers for every digital photograph submitted. Example: GonzalezC1.jpg

• Artist statement of 50 words or less

• Artist may submit up to three different artworks to be considered following the parameters defined above.

• Completed Artist Entry Form

• Entries may be submitted by email at or by mail or in person at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St. Dallas, TX 75204

• Uncompleted submissions will not be considered


• Artists will be notified of selection Saturday, March 14, 2015 via email

• Works must be ready for display, including framing and a secure hanging device, if applicable. Artwork that is not suitable for hanging/displaying will not be included in the exhibition

Delivery of Entry Package

• Artwork must be delivered to the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak Street, Dallas, Texas 75204, from March 21-28, 2015, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Mailed entries should arrive at the LCC by the deadline.

• Hand-delivered entries may be turned in during LCC regular hours, Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Contact Information


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THE BLUES – call for submissions



Curator:  Junanne Peck

The Blues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Size: Must be able to fit through a door.

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


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

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

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



 Entry Form



City_____________________________ State________ Zip_________

Day Phone______________________ Evening Phone________________

Email Address_______________________________________________


  1. Title of Work_____________________________________________


Size of Work  (H x W x D)_____________________________________

Price $__________________

  1. Title of Work_____________________________________________


Size of Work (H x W x D)_____________________________________

Price $_____________________

  1. Title of Work_____________________________________________


Size of Work (H x W x D)____________________________________

Price $________________________

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

Artist Signature___________________________Date:______________

Picked up by ______________________________Date:_______________


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Collin County Student Art Show – 2015


The Collin County Student Art Show is open to all currently enrolled High School students (Grades 9 – 12) residing in or going to school in Collin County, Texas. There are 5 categories; PAINTING (Oil & Acrylic), PHOTOGRAPHY & COMPUTER GENERATED ART, DRAWING, SCULPTURE & WATERCOLOR, PASTELS & OTHER (Mixed Media.) The cost for students to enter up to two pieces is $10. There will be cash prizes and awards given for 1st. 2nd & 3rd place in each category as well as a Best In Show Award. Art submission will be Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the Heard-Craig Downstairs Gallery. 306 N Church St., McKinney, TX 75069 between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm. This event is hosted by The Art Club of McKinney and funded in part by a grant through the McKinney Arts Commission. Please go to the website, for a copy of the Prospectus and Entry Forms.  The Facebook Link is

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Peep Show Art Call


Peep Show is an Arts Organization committed to the Cultivation and Support of Local And Emerging Artists.

We are putting together a show March 20 7p-12a that will include 30+ of Dallas’ most amazing artists. We are accepting submissions for artists of any medium. Live painters needed as well. Email for consideration.

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TAG Spring Challenge Show entries due Feb. 17

TAG Member’s Challenge Show
Open to all  members both professional and emerging (amateur).  This show’s purpose is to encourage members to try new materials, formats and subject matter.   Categories are as follows:
  • Art in a square or cube
  • Works on Alternative Surfaces
  • Found Art
  • A Twist to the Usual
As indicated the works presented in category one should be square or cube shaped in their format but may encompass any subject matter.
Works on alternative surfaces includes works on any surface not commonly used……yupo, plexi-glass, metal…….
Found art should incorperate found objects or items in the finished piece.
A twist on the usual should incorperate something that is not common for you to incorperate into your work.

Entry and Registration Tuesday February 17, 2015 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Reception and Awards Monday March 2, 2015 7:00 pm

Works on Exhibit

February 17, 2015 to March 17, 2015


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White Space Gallery Open Call for 6×6 Works


White Space Gallery Open Call: 6 x 6 Doodle 
Participants: students and proffesional artists may apply.

No fees
Any medium
Format 6 in x 6 in canvas or panel ready to hang (wired included)
Quantity: 4, 6 or 8 pieces per artist.

To apply: send us an email with samples of your work at

Visit: or

If selected you be notified via email with details about the exhibition.

The exhibition opens Feb 20th, 2015


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Two Days Left to Submit Images for “emoji” in the Frisco Art Gallery!


Interested in displaying your expressive, emotive work? Submit images to by Jan 28 to be considered for participating in “emoji,” an art exhibition to show what you feel. Show will be held from Feb 3-27, 2015 in the Frisco Art Gallery at the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034.


Email Paige, call 972-668-5180, or see complete details here:

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Dallas Area Fiber Artists: Meeting Jan. 26 on Costumes, Member Show, 2015 Challenge


January Program: Costume Design

“Comedy of Errors,” Northlake College

Don’t miss our meeting next Monday, January 26, when DAFA member Barbara Kirksey and her colleague Tory Padden present “Into the Real Woods: A Journey into the World of Costuming.”  Program chair Vet has lined up these two talented artists to share pictures and stories of their adventures working in the DFW theatre community.

As always, check the website for details. The time is 6:45 p.m. and the place is The Point. The meeting begins with announcements and Show & Tell, so bring your latest work!

During the 5:30 mini-workshop timeslot, we’ll be working on DAFA’s (and everyone’s) New Year’s resolution to shed those extra fiber pounds! Mini-workshop chair Beth Swider will coordinate the weight loss project. She says, “Bring one (grocery-size) bag full of your unneeded art supplies to give away – and expect to go home with some treasures from DAFA’s storehouse and other members’ stashes.” See the details here.

Kicking Off the 2015 Member Show

2014 First Place, “Poule Aye” by Alisa Banks

It’s time to line up your entries for the 2015 DAFA Member Exhibition, scheduled for the month of April at The Point. Show chair Sherrie Tootle has released the prospectus and entry form. You’ll find them on the Show Page of the DAFA website. The deadline for entries is February 21.

Those members whose work is juried into the show will be notified in time to bring their work to the March meeting. The entry fee is ridiculously low, so enter, enter, enter!

The 2015 Challenge for All Members

JoAnn Musso and Carol Kovacs have put together bags full of surprise elements for those paid members who would like to participate in the 2015 Challenge Exhibit. The theme is “Dreaming Wildly in a Primary Color.” When you contribute $5 to the prize-money pool, you get a bag containing items (fabric, buttons, etc.) in one of the primary colors. Your task is to use at least a portion of all the elements in the bag (e.g., at least one button in your color, at least a good portion of the fabric in your color) and to combine them with other elements to create a piece of fiber art (2D or 3D) to exhibit during April. Deadline for turning in the work to Carol and JoAnn is the March meeting (March 23). Learn more on the DAFA websiteand at the meeting on Monday night. (Don’t forget to bring $5 to get in on the fun!)

Dallas Area Fiber Artists
PO Box 671036
Dallas, Texas 75367-1036
Copyright © 2014 Dallas Area Fiber Artists,



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VAL’s “The Nature of Texas” Show entries due Jan. 31


“The Nature of Texas” Show

Artwork should depict the nature of Texas, such as wildflowers, trees, landscapes, wildlife or other animals that are associated with Texas. Artwork could also depict “the nature of” Texas, showing particular characteristics or attributes of the State of Texas. It’s up to the artist’s interpretation.

Judge will be Don Shoal, former faculty member in the School of Arts and Design at UNT
Prospectus click here. Inquiries to Colleen Drew 214.529.8285 or
INTAKE: Sat. January 31       
 From 1-5 PM
OPENING Reception: Sat. February 7th   
 From 7-9 PM

February 7 – March 21

Located in the Art Gallery of the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater

100 N. Charles Street, Lewisville, TX 75067

If you would like your art work to be considered for the marketing materials, please email a jpeg file to Colleen Drew as soon as possible.
We welcome volunteers to help with the installation of the show at the MCL gallery February 5th from 1-4 PM.  JOIN VAL and ENJOY the benefits of exhibiting at one of the finest galleries and CELEBRATE the ARTS while serving your community.


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Cowboy True Art Exhibit & Auction in Wichita Falls


Cowboy True Art Exhibit & Auction


City: Wichita Falls
State: Texas
Fee: $130.00
Entry Deadline: 2/6/15
Cowboy True is a celebration to honor the working cowboy and the artwork that comes from their daily lives. The Exhibit and Auction is a weekend of music, food, and cowboy art featuring all media including paintings, sculpture, photography, and the gear and trappings of cowboy life.


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2015 Texas National entries DEADLINE EXTENDED to Febraury 6, 2015


Texas National 2015 Art Competition & Exhibition in Nacogdoches

Exhibition Dates: April 11 – June 13, 2015.

The Juror: Zhi Lin

Awards: 1st – $2,000; 2nd – $1,000; 3rd – $500; Honorable Mentions

Eligibility: TEXAS NATIONAL 2015 is open to all artists working in the United States. Works may be of any medium (except video and performance). All works must be original and completed within the last two years. No previously submitted works will be accepted. All works must be available through the entire run of the show. Do not submit works for jury that might be sold before or shown elsewhere during the TEXAS NATIONAL 2015 show time frame. DEADLINE EXTENDED to Febraury 6, 2015. Visit us at: or apply on line at: and search for Texas National. Questions? email us at, or call 936-468-1131.

One, two or three digital images may be submitted via CaFÉ for $35 entry fee at Secure credit card payments can be made through CaFÉ. Personal checks or money orders will be accepted via mail payable to TEXAS NATIONAL. To guarantee that your images are sent to the juror, all entry fees sent by mail must be received by January 16, 2015, and mailed to TEXAS NATIONAL, P.O. Box 13041, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3041. Questions:

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TAC Call for Art: RED, RED, RED



In honor of the month of Valentine’s Day, TAC members are invited to enter up to 2 pieces for $25 for RED, RED, REDArtwork must have red or variations of red as the main color. Maximum size 36″. There is a limit of 75 artists, total. You are encouraged to submit online, below, to guarantee a slot.
Art intake: Sunday, February 1, 1 – 4pm; Monday, February 2, 9 – 5pm
Exhibit: February 6 – 26, 2015

Art Pick-up: Friday, February 27, 9 – 6pm

Sign up HERE for guaranteed entry.
Questions? Email: or
Phone: 817.298.3021 or  817.298.3024
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107


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AVAA Annual Regional Exhibit entries due Feb. 2


Arlington Visual Arts Association 39th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition 

Feb 6 – Mar 27, 2015

This is an open show held every February and draws entries from accross the DW metroplex. Participants may enter up to 3 works of art. AVAA Members: $12 ea. or 3 for $30.
Non Members: $15 ea. or 3 entries for $35
Work must be framed and ready to hang. Works on paper must be under Plexiglas. Maximum size 48 inches and under 50 lbs.

Canvases with gallery wrapped edges accepted without frame.

2015 Art Intake at Bob Duncan Center is Monday, Feb.2, 4 to 9 pm.

Download Entry Form Here

Juried Exhibit Calendar

  • Art Receiving Day:  Monday, February 2, 4 to 9 pm. Hand deliver all entries to the Bob Duncan Center. Entry Fees must be paid upon entry by cash or check.
  • Art juried and exhibit hung: Tuesday, February 3
  • Exhibit Awards and Reception: Friday, February 13, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Pick-up of Art Not Accepted: Friday, February 13, before and after award ceremony at Duncan Center.
  • Show Ends: March 26 5:00 pm
  • Pick-up Exhibited Art from Show: March 27 9 am – 5 pm, except for award-winning art.
  • At the close of this exhibit, award-winning art from this show will be moved to the Arlington Museum of Art and displayed until May 30, 2015. These works of art may be picked-up at the Arlington Museum of Art on May 30, 10:00 am – Noon


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National Musical Art Show Captures the Artists’ Interpretations of Music — call for artists


Announcing: National Accordion Convention Art Show!

Southfork Hotel, Plano, Texas

Thursday – Saturday: March 5 – 7, 2015

Original Artwork Only – Artwork must depict the excitement of the musical world in some capacity. Works may portray any musical instruments or may suggest indirect conceptions of music. Be creative!

Call for Entries 

  • Entry Deadline February 25, 2015
  • Hand Deliveries and Self-Installation March 4 – 5, 2015
  • Reception and Awards Ceremony March 7, 2015 (12:00-1:20 p.m.) *See note on Artist Reception below.
  • Pickup Art March 7, 2015 before 11:00 p.m.


Images for website:

Send images to be displayed on the Association’s website by the Entry Deadline to Artwork will be placed on the website in arrival sequence and within 1-2 working days. Images must be JPEG with artist’s last name, first initial and the corresponding entry number for each entry.

Notice: NAA Officials are using this art show as a marketing test; therefore, the art show does not have an entry fee, commission charge, nor any prize monies. Ribbon will be issued to prize winner plus the art work will be featured on the Association’s website.

National Accordion Association officials are introducing a new concept for 2015. Accordionists attending the upcoming convention and area artists are encouraged to display musically oriented art during the convention. The artwork is to be two dimensional art such as oil, watercolor, acrylics, photographs, etc. Crafts are not included for 2015.

Public Viewing:

The artwork is to be displayed in a secured area that is available for conventioneer and public viewing starting Wednesday afternoon until Saturday evening. Selling the artwork is strongly encouraged, so be sure to include the price with/without the frame. Only finished artwork (suitable for hanging) will be accepted. Area art studios and clubs will be furnishing a limited number of display stands, so feel free to bring your own display table or panel. Artists displaying artwork will receive two tickets ($20.00 value) to a concert or dance of your choice.

*Artist Reception:

The Saturday buffet luncheon will include an “artist reception” where the judge’s decisions will be announced and conventioneers and the general public may meet the artists. (The buffet will be priced at approximately $12 and artists and guests may purchase a meal if they wish to do so.) Artists who display art during the convention may bring a small table or rack to display and possibly sell additional art items such as prints of their original artwork. Selected accordionists will furnish the background music for this artist reception.

Advantage of participating in this art show:

National recognition as the image of the artwork will be displayed on the NAA web site for a minimum of six months. Artists wishing to exhibit their art during our convention and to display the image of the artwork on the National Accordion Association website are required to send an electronic copy of the artwork to Sharon Seaton at NAA’s officials have the right to reject any artwork deemed unsuitable for young audiences.

Entry form: Art Show flyer

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2015 DART Student Art Contest


2015 DART Student Art Contest
Your art could win a spot on
DART buses and trains,
plus $1,000 or other prizes!


Deadline: Friday, February 27, 2015
2015 Student Art Contest Guidelines
Theme – Explore Your World with DART

Show us some of the unique places you’ve discovered riding DART
– or the destinations you have yet to explore.


1. Designs must be original work created by the student and should illustrate the theme
“Explore Your World with DART.” Contest open to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Limit one entry per student.

2. Entries must measure 11” high x 17” wide, and the design should be laid out horizontally. The back of the entry should include: Student’s name, grade level, school name and teacher’s name.

3. Entries due by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 2015 and should be mailed or personally delivered to: Jessica D. Lennon, DART’s Transit Education Program, 2015 Student Art Contest, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, 1401 Pacific Ave. P.O. Box 660163Dallas, TX 75266-0163

4. DART will notify the winners by Friday, March 6, 2015.

5. All artwork becomes the property of DART and may be used with appropriate credit to the artist. By entering the contest, you consent to have your name and photograph appear as one of the winners.

6. For more information about the contest, please contact Jessica D. Lennon at, or call her at 214.749.2582.

For complete rules, visit


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Call for Residency Application-National Parks

NPS photo, painting by Rachel Forrest:
2014 Artist-in-Residence Rachel Forrest does some plein air painting of Cub Creek.

Artist-in-Residence Program National Monument of America, Nebraska Application Deadline January 31, 2015 by mail or email. This is an invitation to apply for the Artist-in-Residence Program at Homestead National Monument of America, a National Park Service site outside of Beatrice, Nebraska. Residency periods are 2-4 weeks long, April through October, depending on the preferences of the artist and the availability of park housing.


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