Category: Competitions / Calls for Entries

Call for Entries for Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center Public Art Project!

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install a work of public art at the Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center (PORC), 8701 Greenmound Ave, Dallas, TX 75227.
Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center is located in the heart of Southeast Dallas in the Pleasant Grove community and is the only recreation center with an official indoor soccer gymnasium. It has multiple athletic fields, a tennis court, a newly renovated playground, large picnic area with shade trees, walking trail, and a large pool open during the summer.

The natural beauty of the environment surrounding Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center is the most noted feature identified by community members. There are lots of spectacular trees and the Recreation Center is widely used by community members.

  • Artwork should reference and celebrate the area’s natural environment
  • Artwork must be visible in the landscape
  • Artwork must welcome visitors to the recreation center
  • Artwork should reference the area’s history, it’s diversity and family life
  • Artwork must require little maintenance for the expected lifespan of 20 years
  • Be free of safety hazards.


CALL DETAILS: _unique_info.php?ID=5187

Questions? Please Contact
Drema Chavez, Public Art Coordinator

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RCAS Spring 2018 Exhibition deadline March 17

This exhibit is open to RCAS members and non-members, age 18 and over. The location of the exhibit will be on the 3rd floor of the Richardson Public Library at 900 Civic Center Drive, Rich-ardson, TX 75080.  $1,600.00 in cash and merchandise awards. Juror: Jane E. Jones.

Complete entry instructions and entry forms can also be found on the RCAS Home page at A link to the Prospectus is also on the home page of the RCAS website. Prospectus: 2018 RCAS Spring Show Online Prospectus

Key information is:
– Entry Deadline: March 17, 2018 (no exceptions).

– Entry Process: You must enter online on the RCAS website at Payment may be made online or by mail. It is not necessary to submit images of your artwork.

– Open to all RCAS members and non-members, age 18 and over.
- Artwork must be original without instructor supervision, and executed after March 2016.

– Categories are: Oil/Acrylic on Canvas or Hard Surface; Water Media on Paper; Collage/Mixed Media; and, Pastels/Graphics. (See Prospectus for size and subject matter limitations).

– Entry Fees: 
o Members $25 entry fee for one piece, $30 for two pieces and $35 for three pieces. Limit three pieces per artist.
 Non- members $35 entry fee for one piece, $40 for two pieces and $45 for three pieces. Limit three pieces per artist.
- New or renewing members must pay the 2018-2019 membership fee in order to pay the Members’ reduced entry fee. You may do so on the RCAS website at 
- All fees are non-refundable.

– Entering this exhibition shall be understood to constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to all rules and conditions as set forth in the Prospectus. Please take the time to read it carefully.


March 17, 2017 Entry Submission DEADLINE – No late entries
March 24, 2017
10:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m.
Entries received at Richardson Public Library, 3rd Floor Gallery
April 17, 2017
6:30 p.m. til 8:40 p.m.
Awards Presentation at Richardson Public Library during regular monthly Members meetings in basement conference room
April 28, 2017
10:30 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.
Entries picked up at Richardson Public Library, 3rd Floor Gallery



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Texas Artist Coalition Impromptu Invitational deadline March 23

TAC Impromptu Invitational April 2018

Submission DEADLINE – March 23, 201



  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – March 23, 2018
  • ARTIST NOTIFICATION – March 26, 2018
  • ART DROPOFF – March 29, 2018
  • EXHIBITION DATES: April 6 – April 28, 2018
  • RECEPTION: Friday, April 6, 2018

CALL TO ARTISTS: The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is proud to present “TAC Impromptu Invitational April 2018”.

This call to artists is open to all active, Texas Artists Coalition members. Active members of the TAC are encouraged to submit both 2-D and 3-D works for exhibition during April 2018. To see if your TAC membership is active, please visit

To learn more about TAC or become a member, please visit The only restriction is the artwork cannot have been previously displayed at the FWCAC.

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2018 PAINT HISTORIC WAXAHACHIE call for artists


When: 14 Apr 2018 , UTC-06:00 (deadline to enter)
Where: ART on the Square




Easels in Ellis County:  

**Pre-Paint on 3 weekends in April:

April 14 &15 

April 21 & 22 

April 28 & 29

**PRE-PAINT opportunity:  Artists registering by April 10,  are eligible to paint the 3 weekends preceding the official paint out week, anywhere in Ellis County.  For your painting to qualify for awards, your painting support must be stamped prior to painting!  Bring your canvas, paper, etc. to ART on the Square for stamping during regular business hours:  Tuesday – Saturday, 10-6, Sunday 1-5.


May 4 – 13, 2018


May 11 Awards Presentation & buffet, ART on the Square, 113 W. Franklin, Waxahachie
May 12 -13 exhibit open to the public



Master Signature-Outdoor Painters Society


The 13th Annual Paint Historic Waxahachie is open to any artist 18 and over.  Work submitted should reflect the best quality of your plein air painting.  In the spirit of plein air and to Level the field” of competition, we ask that all art be completed in the field (no studio touch-up).  Artists must agree to paint a minimum 2 days (or sessions) on location during the official 7 day paint week, May 4th through 13th.  Canvas, board or paper must be authenticated (stamped) prior to painting.  Artists are required to submit a minimum of 2 paintings for the exhibition and sale.


Painting locations include (but not limited to) historic homes, the Waxahachie Courthouse Square and surrounding Historic District, our city park, and a 5-mile hiking/biking trail that runs through town, plus special access to private properties.


The paint out area throughout historic Waxahachie is selected to give artists plenty of exposure and opportunity for sales.  Our event publication, “Collector’s Guide to a Paint Out” is designed to promote and market the artists, their art and the event.  Paint Historic Waxahachie 2018 is sponsored by the Ellis County Art Association, a 501(c)3 non profit corporation. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of art will benefit Ellis County Art Association community fine art programs.  


Best regards,
Ellis County Art Association

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Deep Ellum SteamRollin’ Registration

It is time to SIGN UP for the first… NTPG/Deep Ellum Art Co, Steamrollin’ Event. Registration begins at 1pm, and is limited to 25 participants. If you want to experience a day of printing with heavy equipment… here is your chance. Registration for this event is required, a fee of $35, (check or cash) + you will sign up for a volunteer position to make this event happen. Each participant will get 2 prints of their block.

Sponsored by the North Texas Printmakers Guld.

During registration, you will be able to order (and pay for) a 24″x36″ ¾” piece of Medex (you may choose to provide your own board, specifications will be given to you at registration.

We are planning a BLOCK CARVING PARTY March 18th and April 15th to share techniques and inspiration. So if you have never done this before… we will share with you, how, you too can PRINT BIG! join in the fun and comradary of this public art making event. Questions…
We Will be PRINTING on MAY 6th.

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2018 Town of Fairview Art Show call for entries

Call for Entries!

On behalf of the Fairview Public Art Committee and the Town of Fairview we invite you to enter your artwork in the 2018 Art Show.

The show will be April 28 – 29, 2018 in Fairview Town Center. It will be open for public viewing noon to 4 p.m. both days.

The show includes the following categories: adult artwork, adult photography, student photography and four student artwork divisions (Early Elementary, Intermediate, Middle and High School). The show will feature medals and cash prizes up to $2,000.

Entry Packet

The deadline for paperwork and payment is March 30 (for early bird pricing) and April 11 (regular price). Actual artwork will be submitted on April 25 between 3 and 7 p.m.

The Fairview Public Art Committee would greatly appreciate it if you would share this information with any of your contacts in the art community.

You can also visit the Art Show Website for detailed information about the show.

We look forward to seeing your artwork.

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2018 Rotating Sculpture Program – CALL FOR SCULPTURE deadline March 16

Texas Sculptors, Artists, we’re looking for your submissions for the Keller Public Arts – 2018 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program. The inaugural phase of the program in 2017 achieved installation of five sculptures of local, Texas artists. This is an on-loan program which rotates every two years. A $1250 stipend is paid for expenses and a possible $500 Best in Show awarded. While on display, the sculpture is available for purchase. For more information visit Submissions are being accepted through March 16, 2018. All applications must be submitted through CaFE –


Submitted by Libby Gergely. Email:

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Haggerty’s Open Call for Art by Graduate Students – deadline March 21

Open Call, Apply Now!
We are delighted to announce the return of our summer graduate show Onward Forward with Holly Johnson, of Holly Johnson Gallery, as this year’s juror. This exhibition will showcase work by graduate students currently enrolled in an MA or MFA degree in Dallas, Denton, and Fort Worth. The exhibition is a great opportunity to view new talent and gives visitors an excellent overview of the variety of perspectives that exist locally.

Please visit here for more information. The show opens on May 4th and we are currently accepting applications! Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas,1845 E. Northgate Dr., Irving, Tx 75062


Artists may enter up to three works (no entry fee) by completing the ONLINE form at:

Mail Entries To:

University of Dallas – Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery
1845 East Northgate Drive
Irving, Texas 75062


Application deadline
March 21, 2018

Notification of acceptance
April 11, 2018

Deadline for receipt of work April 29 + April 30, 2018

Opening Reception
May 4, 2018, 5:30- 8 p.m.

Exhibition closes
July 15, 2018

All art to be picked up
July 30, 2018


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Oak Cliff Film Festival 2018 – call for entries


Mark your calendars for June 14-17, 2018 and buy your Oak Cliff Film Festival VIP Badge now to save $50 off the normal badge price. For a limited time, $125 gets you full access to four days of film, music, and parties!

Once our Early Bird badges sell out, they’ll be back to the regular price of $175. You know who gets the worm, right? Buy your badge:


Submit your film to the Oak Cliff Film Festival! We seek to showcase brave and independent filmmaking of all stripes in an atmosphere that encourages and fosters filmmaking in Dallas and beyond.

Check out Film Freeway for details & full submission guidelines and be sure to submit early to save!



February 7, 2018 Earlybird Deadline
March 7, 2018 Regular Deadline
March 28, 2018 Late Deadline
April 13, 2018 Extended Deadline
May 4, 2018 Notification Date
June 14 – 17, 2018 Event Date

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2018 Highland Village Art Festival applications due March 9

 4th Annual Highland Village Art Festival

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Join us for the Highland Village Art Festival where we’ll have displays from over 30 outstanding gallery quality artists, artist demonstrations, live music and entertainment, and interactive children’s art activities.

When: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Highland Village (FM 2499 and Justin Road)
Free Admission and Parking

Application and more information:
Application deadline is March 9

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Calls for Artists around Texas

Rockport Art Festival 2018 (Rockport, TX)Rockport, Texas
DEADLINE: 3/1/2018

Fee (Application/Jury Fee): $20.00
Event Dates: 7/7/2018 – 7/8/2018

Event Website
Since 1969, this Annual Art Festival has made Rockport the best place to be on July 4th weekend in Coastal Texas. Located on Aransas Bay and showcasing high-quality artists, live music, a kids’ activity tent and more, the Rockport Art Festival is the premiere festival for artists looking for an enthusiastic audience, with over 10,000 attendees in 2016.

Name of Call: Downtown Traffic Boxes, Odessa, Texas
Eligibility: Unlimited
Budget: $4,000
Deadline: 3/10/18

Odessa Arts is seeking applications from artists and designers interested in creating artwork for four electrical boxes along Golder Avenue. The boxes will become part of an Outdoor Gallery of Public Art, joining sixteen already completed boxes. The completed boxes will be unveiled in Spring 2018.

One artist or designer will be selected for this opportunity and will be paid an all-inclusive fee of $4000 to create the artwork. This project will create a unique and memorable visual statement that will highlight the Public Art Program here in Odessa. We are seeking an artist or designer who will approach the boxes as a family of art works and can create a unified and artistically interesting body of work. This project will expand the original 16 traffic boxes that were commissioned in 2016. The chosen artist will be required to submit a design for four traffic utility boxes. The boxes will be wrapped with adhesive vinyl on which the art has been printed.

Art on the Creeks 2018Rogers, Arkansas
OPEN DATE: 2/19/2018
DEADLINE: 5/31/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 9/29/2018 – 9/29/2018

Event Website
The 7th annual Art on the Creeks is Northwest Arkansas’ premier fine arts festival! The juried event showcases exceptional talent with a focus on fine art. Unique opportunity to exhibit and sell your work void of any exhibit fees or commissions! Tent provided to each artist free of charge! Cash Awards: $1,000 Best in Show; $500 Second Place; $250 Third Place. Continuous growth with rave reviews from artists and attendees. Community inclusion and support for the arts has spawned a loyal and highly engaged audience in an affluent area that is primed to buy and appreciates the value of original fine art. It’s the place to be seen, and we look forward to your application!

Messina Hof Wine Label Competition 2018


Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 ((Make any checks payable to The Arts Council))
Entry Deadline: 3/2/18Days remaining to deadline: 9
Calling all Texas artists! Want to see your artwork featured on a bottle of wine? Enter the 2018 Messina Hof Wine Label Competition! The winning piece will be proudly displayed on a special run of Messina Hof wine bottles, plus cash prizes for the top three artists. This competition is open to all artists over the age of 21 residing in Texas. Entries may be any 2D medium including but not limited to: watercolor, oil, pastel, pencil, acrylic, collage, multimedia, and digital art.

Messina Hof takes great pride in making wine with Texas Soul – so this year we want to see what the “Heart and Soul of Texas” looks like. When searching for inspiration, think of what Texas means to you. What about Texas has filled your heart and soul? Whether it be late nights at the rodeo, picking wildflowers, or scootin’ across the dance hall, put our grand state on canvas and create a masterpiece!

The top finalists’ entries will be on display at the spring Wine & Roses Festival at Messina Hof, and festival attendees will have the opportunity to view and vote on their favorite piece. Top finalist artists will also be invited to the Wine & Roses VIP reception, and have the option to host a booth at the festival to display and sell their work, free of charge.

Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, 46th International Art Show


Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $40.00 (46th International Art Show)
Entry Deadline: 3/7/18
Event Dates: 4/25/18 – 5/26/18


Welcome to the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art’s 46th International Art Show, with a total of $4,500 in PRIZES this year. This is a Brownsville tradition and an inspiring exhibit that unites talented and creative artists. We are honored to host such an important event at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art.

Summer 2018 College Station Artist in Residence


Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Fee: $10.00 (Summer 2018 CSAIR Entry Fee)
Entry Deadline: 3/28/18
The Arts Council is excited to present its sixth summer Artist in Residence opportunity, open to students or recently-graduated artists. The Artist in Residence will have an opportunity to live in College Station, create artwork in a studio, receive mentoring from area artists, and have their own gallery show at the conclusion of their residency. Twin City Properities will provide a 2-bedroom apartment free of charge, and The Arts Council will provide a $500 stipend and access to a studio space free of charge.

Women & Their Work 2019-2020 Solo Exhibition Series


Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Fee: $30.00 (Women & Their Work’s 2019-2020 Solo Exhibition Series Entry Fee)
Entry Deadline: 3/30/18
(Austin TX) Women & Their Work seeks artists who create inventive, high-caliber contemporary art that breaks new ground or proposes innovative approaches to form and content. Selections are based on an evaluation of the work; we look for a strong, consistent aesthetic vision. We strongly encourage artists to create new work for exhibition. The work in the application should demonstrate that you are capable in vision and scope of creating a powerful solo exhibition that commands an approximately 1,700 square foot gallery space. Women artists residing in Texas who have not had a solo exhibition at Women & Their Work within the past ten years are eligible. Recently created work in all media will be considere.


Public Art Benches Featured in the Art in the Woods


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Public Art Benches Featured in the Art in the Woods)
Entry Deadline: 3/31/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

The Woodlands, Texas is an award-winning, master-planned community of more than 100,000 residents with a strong history of public art. The Woodlands Arts Council invites national and international artists to apply for the next installation of the Woodlands Art Bench outdoor permanent collection. The call is for Six (6) separate Art Benches.

Sites can be viewed at: Bench Sites  Walk from The Woodlands Mall to Town Green Park and enjoy the beauty and practicality of the one-of-a-kind Art Benches designed by local, national and international artists.

Three (3) finalists will be chosen for each bench in a preliminary selection process and will receive a $300 stipend. One (1) artist from these finalists will be chosen to construct a bench, receiving a stipend of $8,000. Artists are encouraged to work conceptually with the chosen site and underwriter’s vision. The Woodlands is an aesthetically unique district, with its natural landscapes and waterway backdrop. We challenge the artists …


Fort Works Art Fourth Annual Betsy Price High School Art Competition


Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 4/9/18
Event Dates: 5/9/18 – 5/26/18

High School artists in Fort Worth, TX and surrounding areas are invited to a special art competition. The top selected students will be featured in a 2-week art exhibition at Fort Works Art Gallery from April 25 – May 12, 201. Mayor Betsy Price will be presenting three final awards May 12th at 4pm. The top Final Grand Prize Winners work will be featured in City Hall at the Mayor’s office for the duration of one year. FORT WORKS ART will be awarding a $500 first prize, a $300 second prize and a $100 third prize for best 2-D (including photography) or 3-D artwork to a 9-12th grade student in the selected area.  Jurors are to be announced.

Important: To apply you must use a personal email to sign up for a CaFÉ account. Do not use your teachers email address, unless absolutely necessary. Please be sure to include your schools name, your grade, e-mail and phone number with your application. Be sure to review the instructions on how to format images to CaFÉ specifications. Detailed info…


Call for Entries: The 35th Annual Party Art Sale & Exhibition

“The 35th Annual Party Art Sale and Exhibition” at THE MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART in Kerrville TX

It’s time to ROUNDUP our artists, members, art purchasers and supporters for another show and party. The Museum of Western Art (MoWA) is pleased to invite you to submit images for the “The Party Art Sale and Exhibition” at THE MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART. The date for the exhibition and sale is Saturday, September 15, 2018. The museum is extremely excited to have this opportunity to exhibit your recent works of art. Images of all art to be juried and the artist’s registration form need to be submitted by email to the museum by June 1, 2018. Each image submitted must have a resolution of at least 300dpi and be no smaller than 1000 pixels (or 3.3 inches) in the smallest dimension, in order to use for advertising. The email address is as follows: The exhibition will remain on view and available for purchase thru Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

To have your work juried for possible inclusion in the exhibition, please email the images of your art and artist’s registration form to the museum by June 1, 2018. By completely the enclosed registration form and returning it, you will greatly help the museum in planning the installation of the exhibition and sale. Accepted artwork must be delivered to the museum by September 8, 2018.

A Smith Gallery in Johnson City TX

“the photographic performance 2018”

 In the Salon

Juror | Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully

Entries Due | March 16   MORE

“still life”

In the Main Gallery

Juror | Kate Breakey

Entries Due | April 2, 2018

Exhibition dates | May 18 to July 1, 2018

Receptions | May 26 and June 30, 2018

View More . . .

Mantle Art Space’s 2nd Annual Juried Show

Excavations; Shindig.
Mantle will be accepting a limited amount (based on exhibition space) of pieces for exhibition at the gallery in San Antonio, TX in April 2018. Best in Show will be awarded a solo show at Mantle Art Space in 2019.

Juror: Saralene Tapley is a visual artist located in Houston, Texas.

Artists of all levels and media accepted. We are looking for contemporary work with any interpretation on the theme.

Submissions will be accepted digitally. Photographs of 3-D or alternative medium works encouraged. Pieces must be able to be delivered and displayed in San Antonio, TX.

Images should be labeled with the artist’s name and title (ex. SLawrence_Muse01). Email must contain the following: Image Name, Dimensions, Year, Medium and any special exhibiting details. Artists may choose to include a statement.

Artists are welcome to submit up to 5 images, $30 for the first three and $5 for each additional image.

Please submit images via email ( Submissions correctly labeled/received will be invoiced for payment.

DEADLINES: Submissions: March 16


Lawndale Open Call for 2018-2019 Exhibitions

For over 36 years, Lawndale has dedicated itself to the support of contemporary art with a particular focus on the work of Houston and Texas-based artists.

Lawndale is pleased to announce an open call for submissions from artists and curators locally, regionally, and nationally for our traditional galleries, Mural Project, Sculpture Garden, and other non-traditional sites including the elevator, stairwells, windows, and other forms of intervention.

Proposals for the 2018-2019 Exhibition Program are due Sunday, March 18th by 11:59 PM (Central Standard Time)

Exhibitions selected through this open call will be programmed through September 2018 – June 2019. Applicants will be notified by April 3, 2018

Friends of the Artist magazine – space in Volume 6

Friend of The Artist (FOA) is publication dedicated to promoting the work of emerging and professional artists from around the world. Our quarterly publication includes the work of artists who work in a variety of mediums, informative articles that provoke conversations, and 3 artists interviews. Accepted artists will have a four page spread of their work, information, and artist statement.

Blue Star Contemporary exhibition space call for Texas artists

Application Period February 15 – March 31, 2018
Review Period April 1 – May 31, 2018Blue Star Contemporary is pleased to offer this open call opportunity to Texas residents. Artists are invited to submit a portfolio of their work and be considered for a studio tour and future exhibition opportunities. Exhibitions in development draw from the top 20 highest rated artists. Additionally, new exhibitions concepts arise from trends and themes that surface through the open call. Please note being rated in the top 20 does not guarantee and exhibition. information: Direct questions regarding the submission process or the open call to Jack McGilvray, Exhibitions and Programs Manager by phone at 210-227-6960 or email at

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A View from My Window call for art (2018 Celebrate Irving)

Pick up your paint brushes: Start creating for 2018 Celebrate Irving! This is an open call for IAA members and residents in the Irving area. FREE to enter.

In conjunction with the Irving Heritage Society‘s Celebrating Irving event, IAA is again hosting exhibits at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts and the West Irving Library. The title of this year’s exhibit is “A View from My Window”. For this exhibit we encourage the community to create artwork depicting scenes or activities from this region of the country similar to the type of work created by Regionalist artist Grant Wood. The artwork will hang in galleries at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts from April 1 – April 27 and at the West Irving Library from March 25 – May 27.

We also need 3-D art and local crafts for the new glass cabinets at the IAA gallery and the display cabinets at the West Irving Library.

Artwork for the West Irving Library is due on Sunday, March 25 from 1-3 pm. (This is also pick-up date for the 2018 IAA Winter Art Exhibit there.) Address: West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving 75062 near the intersection of Rochelle & Esters.

Artwork can be dropped off at IAA’s gallery from 10a-2pm March 31 with a Reception and Geocaching Kickoff on Sunday, April 15 at 2pm. Artwork may also be dropped off earlier in the week at the Members meeting on March 27 7-9pm or during Gallery hours 1-4 on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Exhibit addresses & dates:

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061
Drop-off Sat., March 31 10am-2pm or earlier in the week
Exhibit dates: April 1 – 27
Reception, Sun. Apr. 15 2-4pm

West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving 75062 near the intersection of Rochelle & Esters
Drop-off Sun., March 25 1-3pm
Exhibit dates: March 25 – May 27

Click on the link to REGISTER NOW!  FREE! Reserve your spot now! Space is limited.

Entry requirements:
–Limit of five (5) entries per Artist.
–No nudes.
–2D, photography, or wall art must not exceed 20 lbs. Any media welcome, including computer art and photography.
–3D art needs to be 12″ in height or smaller in order to fit the shelves in the glass cabinets. Other types of 3D art may be entered if it can be hung on the wall. Limit of 20 lbs.

Images are optional! If submitted, they may be used for publicity. Limit of 2MB per image. Note that images should total 10MB or less.

Framing & Presentation of artwork:
Artwork must not exceed 20 lbs and should be framed and wired. Plexiglas only for work over 16″x 20″. No saw-tooth hangers. Wall hangings with dowels or wrap around canvas or cradled panels finished on all sides may be used instead of a frame.

For questions, contact Linda Wood Shotwell at

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Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center Public Art Project call deadline March 27

Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center Public Art Project


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 3/27/18

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install a work of public art at the Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center (PORC), 8701 Greenmound Ave, Dallas, TX 75227.

Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center is located in the heart of Southeast Dallas in the Pleasant Grove community and is the only recreation center with an official indoor soccer gymnasium. It has multiple athletic fields, a tennis court, a newly renovated playground, large picnic area with shade trees, walking trail, and a large pool open during the summer.

The neighborhood surrounding the recreation center is diverse and home to the many families who visit and attend the activities offered. This area of Dallas is known for its beautiful examples of nature, numerous oaks trees and parks.


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Downtown Arlington Mural Project call for applications

Downtown Arlington Mural Project


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Fee: $20.00 (Downtown Arlington Mural Initiative)
Entry Deadline: 3/31/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 3
The Downtown Arlington Mural Project, a new public art initiative to create a complementary series of murals throughout the Downtown Arlington Cultural District.  Artists will be inspired by mural themes related to the past, present, and the future of Downtown Arlington and more broadly, the City of Arlington.


  • Bring energy and color to the Downtown Arlington Cultural District.
  • Are inclusive towards the entire Arlington community.
  • Attract tourists to the area.
  • Beautify Downtown Arlington and enhance its sense of place.


  • Encore!:  A salute to arts and culture, in honor of the Arlington Cultural District.
  • Innovation: A salute to Big Ideas, risk-takers and change makers.
  • Education: A salute to education, kids, our future, STEAM, etc.
  • Entrepreneur: A salute to those who built and are building our City.
  • Empathy: A salute to Arlington’s diversity and the City’s “Choose Kindness” designation.
  • Entertainment: A salute to those who have provided Arlington with amusement or enjoyment.
  • Extraordinary: A salute to the wonder and beauty surrounding us.

PROSPECTIVE MURAL LOCATIONS: Prospective Mural Locations

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Society of Watercolor Artists – 2018 Juried International Exhibition entries due March 11

Entries are now being accepted for the SWA 2018 Juried International Exhibition.  There will be $5,000 in Cash & Merchandise prizes.  The juror is nationally known watercolor artist Don Andrews.  The exhibition will be held at the Fort Worth Central Library, Atrium Gallery from April 15th to May 20th.

The entry deadline is Sunday, March 11th.  To see the prospectus and find more information, visit our website at

Submitted by Skeeter Murley. Email:

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Texas Watercolor Society 69th Annual National Exhibit entries due March 1

69th Annual National Exhibit

April 16 – June 28, 2018

Hill Country Arts Foundation
120 Point Theater Rd. Ingram, Texas 78025


Fees: TWS members $45, for 1-3 paintings.
Non-TWS members $60, for 1 painting.

Jan 1, 2018 Call for Entries
March 1 Final day to receive entries
March 19-21 Accepted Paintings posted on Website
April 11 Shipped paintings due no later than 4/11/18
April 13 Hand Deliver work 9-11 am
Hill Country Arts Foundation
120 Point Theater Rd.
Ingram, TX 78025
April 16 Membership Meeting 5-6 PM Demo 6-8 PM
April 16 Exhibit Opens
April 17-19 Workshop / Laurie Goldstein-Warren
May 12 Opening Reception 5-7 pm / Awards 6 pm
June 28 Exhibit Closes
June 29 Artists must pick up hand delivered
work 9-11 am / Shipped paintings returned

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Middle Eastern Cultural Exhibit call for art deadline March 1



Tarrant County College’s South Campus Student Activities invites students, staff and faculty to submit artwork reflecting the theme of geometric designs in Middle Eastern art for a Cultural Exhibit on April 9th at 4PM in SSTU Living Room.

1.   Submissions for artworks are limitedt to two entries per person.

2.   Art must be the original work of the artist.

3.   Entry must include a brief biography of the participant, no more than100 words, and may include
information about the artist’s interest and experience with art, techniques, their philosophy and
personal connection to Middle Eastern Culture.

4.   Entry must include artist statement explaining their work, no more than100 words.

5.   Artwork entered into the show must be the same artwork submitted via e-mail. Substitutions will
not be accepted.

Graphic – printmaking, charcoal, ink, pastels, colored pencils, mixed media
Oils, watercolor
Digital art
Photography – color, black and white
Sculpture – relief, ceramics, woodcarving, metal, jewelry, clay and stone
Written Work (poetry, short story, essay) – no more than 2 pages, about culture, heritage, and traditions in Middle Eastern Cultural

March 1: Entry Deadline

March 8: Finalists will be notified

March 25: RSVP Deadline

April 9: Opening Night and Juror Presentation 4 – 6 PM, set-up at 2pm

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Coppell Art Splash public art call deadline March 2

Coppell Art Splash at Andy Brown Park – Deadline Extended


Fee: $15.00 (Coppell Art Splash)
Entry Deadline: 3/2/18
Event Dates: 2/18/18 – 3/31/18

The City of Coppell Arts Council (CAC) is proud to announce a call for entries for Andy Brown Art Splash, a biennial outdoor public art exhibit. This exihibit is an extension of Phase I which was implemented in Old Town Coppell.   CAC will select up to ten sculptures to be exhibited for a 2-year period.  Coppell is a family friendly, community centric town. Andy Brown has recently been renovated and the city is utilizing this new area for community wide events and festivals.  The location promises great exposure for the artist.  In addition to this the Coppell Arts Council will host a Meet the Artist event and promote the exhibit throughout the DFW region.   Citizen’s will vote for their favorite sculpture and CAC will consider purchasing a sculpture from the Old Town and Andy Brown exhibits.  Selected artists will be provided a stipend of $1500 for the exhibit and winner of the People’s Choice will receive an additional $500.


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Art Selection Committee call for Sculpture proposals (North Oak Cliff Greenspace)

The North Oak Cliff Greenspace in Dallas has put out a Call for Proposals for a new sculpture that will be adjacent to the Coombs Creek Trail in the Kessler Park area. Details available on Applicants limited to the north Texas area. April 1st deadline.

Submitted by Bryon Adinoff. Email:

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Etsy Dallas Spring Bash deadline March 2

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Gilley’s Dallas (1135 S Lamar St., Dallas, TX 75215)


The Etsy Dallas Spring Bash is a juried, handmade-only show. No resale items, no vintage, no commercial products, no supplies at the Bash.

Complete applications and application fees are due by midnight (CST) March 2, 2018. A $25 application fee is non-refundable and can only be sent via Paypal to


Not a handmade artisan? You can still join us as a sponsor, a volunteer, or of course a shopper! Keep your eyes out for more information as we get closer to the event. Let’s get ready for spring!

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Call for Artists: 54th Annual Lakewood Art Show

Artists 18 years or older are invited to submit up to two entries in the 54th Annual Lakewood Art Show. Art intake is on Saturday, April 28 from 10 am – 4 pm at the Lakewood Branch Library, 6121 Worth Street, Dallas, TX 75214.

The $15 per item entry fee is waived for members of Lakewood Library Friends (LLF). Memberships are available at the door.

An opening reception for artists and their guests will be held on the evening of Sunday, May 6.

Art Show entry and LLF membership forms are available at the Lakewood Branch Library and at . Call 214/670-1376 or email

Image: 2017 Lakewood Art Show entry by Nici Lorenzo

Submitted by Donna Denison. Email:

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Call for Visual Artists, one day art show on April 12

We are currently accepting artists for our one day event in Dallas Thursday, April 12th. Join us for a fun night of networking, displaying and selling your work. We feature painters, sculptors, photographers, mixed media artists as well as specialty wood, glass and metal artisans. 
See examples of participating artists and events on, facebook, and instagram @conceptionartists and @conceptionartshow.
To submit your work/be contacted to have your questions answered personally please go to and choose “submit work”.
Our staff will be in touch within 24-48 hrs. 
Conception Exhibits are now taking place across the US, and have been featured in the Dallas Patron Magazine, Wall St Journal and ABC news.

Submitted by Renee Smith. Email:

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Art in the Atrium 16 deadline Feb. 19

Frisco Public Art Program

Exhibition Call for Artists

RFQ #1801-027

Art in the Atrium 16

The mission of the City of Frisco Public Art Program is to enrich Frisco’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy by bringing dynamic contemporary art to a broad audience of residents and visitors.

In keeping with that mission, the City of Frisco Public Art Board initiated the ongoing Art in the Atrium series at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center. With its open atrium design and tall limestone walls, City Hall has proven to be an exceptional venue for showcasing the artistic excellence of local and regional artists.


The City of Frisco seeks original, 2-Dimensional artworks by artists from Frisco and the surrounding area for the 16th installment of Art in the AtriumArt in the Atrium 16 will showcase artistic excellence in the region, encourage public dialogue, understanding and enjoyment of visual art, and promote the City’s cultural and economic initiatives.

Art in the Atrium 16 is scheduled for Monday, April 9, 2018 through Friday, September 7, 2018. 


·         All artworks must be original and not infringe on the copyrighted content of any other party.

·         Artists may submit up to three (3) images of original artwork, available for loan Friday, March 23, 2018 through Monday, September 10, 2018. Exhibited works will be selected by the Public Art Board based on the criteria listed below. Due to space limitations, not all submitted works may be chosen for the exhibition.

·         All artworks must have been created within the past 2 years.

·         All artworks must be framed and suitable for hanging with wire securely attached when dropped off on Friday, March 23, 2018. Unframed canvases with wire securely attached are acceptable, but must have finished edges.

·         No 3-Dimensional artworks will be considered.

·         Photographs submitted must be printed on quality paper at a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

·         The maximum artwork size is 60 inches (vertical) x 60 inches (horizontal).

·         Submissions will be accepted only through Interested artists must submit the following items on or before Monday, February 19, 2018, before 4:00pm CST.

·         Current contact information

·         An artist statement describing your overall vision and working process

·         No more than three (3) digital images of artwork following the image format requirements listed below


1.    Submit images in .jpg format. Only submit images with a minimum of 1200 pixels on the shortest side.

2.    Include the following annotations for each image:

a.   Artist’s name

b.    Title of artwork

c.    Date of completion

d.    Medium/Media

e.    Size in inches: Vertical x Horizontal

f.     Description that would help the Public Art Board understand your motivation,
themes and/or process

g.    Price of artwork, if for sale


All artwork submissions to the City of Frisco’s Art in the Atrium 16 exhibition will be reviewed by the Frisco Public Art Board. All artists will receive written notice of acceptance or rejection of their submission(s).

Selection criteria includes:

·         Does the artwork comply with the Eligibility and Submission requirements listed above? Failure to follow any of those requirements will result in immediate disqualification from consideration.

·         Appropriateness of content as determined by the Public Art Board and the City’s Public Art Coordinator.

·         Uniqueness and originality

·         Visual impact

·         Demonstrated excellence of technique


While the City of Frisco respects the freedom of expression in the visual arts, the City reserves the right to remove or relocate artwork at its sole discretion.



Placement of artwork is at the sole discretion of the Public Art Board and the Public Art Coordinator and will be limited to the following areas inside the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center. Artists may not request that their artworks be moved to another location.

     First Floor: Atrium Lobby
     Second Floor: Atrium and Stairwell
     Third Floor: Atrium and Stairwell
     Fourth Floor: Atrium and Stairwell
     Fifth Floor: Commons Area


Artwork on display at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center may be for sale by the artist loaning the artwork provided that any artwork sold remains on display until the conclusion of the exhibition. Early removal may be approved by the Public Art Coordinator with prior written consent, but the artist must provide a suitable replacement of similar size without delay.

The artist is responsible for all aspects of the sale. The City of Frisco does not receive a commission on or compensation from the sale of artwork in Art in the Atrium 16.


It is the intent of the City of Frisco to enhance its permanent public art collection through acquisitions. Artwork submitted to Art in the Atrium 16 may be considered by the Public Art Board for purchase into the City of Frisco’s permanent collection. If the City chooses to select an artwork for purchase, a contract will be negotiated between the artist and the City.


Selected artists will be required to sign a loan agreement for their artworks. All loan agreements must signed and delivered with the artwork on Friday, March 23, 2018.  Artists under the age of 18 must have the loan agreement signed by a parent or guardian.

SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)

•      Monday, February 19, 2018, 4:00pm CST The deadline for accepting submissions to Art in the Atrium 16

•      Early March 2018 Selection process and notification of artists

•      Friday, March 23, 2018 – 10 am to 2 pm, and 4 to 8 pm Artists drop off selected artwork, framed and ready to hang, and original signed loan agreement at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center (6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034), 1st floor Executive Conference Room (Rm C130). Artists are encouraged to keep a copy of the signed agreement for their records. NOTE: This is the only day artwork will be accepted. Shipping artworks to the location is not permitted. If the artist cannot deliver it, please make arrangements for delivery of the artwork by someone else.

•      Friday, April 6, 2018:  Installation of artwork

•      Friday, April 9, 2018:  Exhibition opens

•      Monday, April 16, 2018 – 6 to 8 pm:  Artist Reception

•      Friday, September 7, 2018:  Exhibition closes

 •      Monday, September 10, 2018 – 10 am to 2 pm, and 4 to 8 pm Artists pick up artwork at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center (6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034), 1st floor Executive Conference Room (Rm C130). NOTE: This is the only day artwork can be picked up. If the artist cannot retrieve it, please make arrangements for artwork pick up by someone else.

If you have any questions, please send them to the Frisco Purchasing Division at  Questions should be submitted by Friday, February 2, 2018 by 4:00pm CST.


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RCAS 52nd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition call for entries – $7,000 in awards

52nd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Sale


Prospectus: Prospectus for 2017 Members Exhibition rev

The 52nd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition & Sale, to be held at the Charles W. Eisemann Center, is open for entries. Complete entry instructions and a link to the Call for Entry (Cafe’) website can be found on the RCAS Home page at The Prospectus is on the home page of the RCAS website. Please read it carefully for additional requirements. Prospectus:

Key information is:
– Entry Deadline: February 28, 2018 (no exceptions).
– Open to all amateur and professional Texas artists, age 18 and over.
– Artwork must be original and executed after April 1, 2016 without instructor supervision and must not have been accepted into any previous RCAS Regional Show.
– Categories are: Oil/Acrylic on Canvas or Hard Surface; Water Media on Paper; Collage/Mixed Media; and, Pastels/Graphics. (See Prospectus for size and subject matter limitations).
– Entry Process: You must enter your images and pay your entry fees through the Call for Entry (Cafe’) website at (See Prospectus for image file format requirements). There is a link to on the website
- Entry Fees: $25 entry fee for one piece, $15 for each additional piece (i.e. three (3) pieces for $55.00). Limit three pieces per artist.
- Membership Discount: RCAS Members receive a 30% discount.
– New or renewing members must pay the 2018-2019 membership fee in order to receive the discount. You may do so on the RCAS website at 
- All fees are non-refundable.

Entering this exhibition shall be understood to constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to all rules and conditions as set forth in the Prospectus.

RCAS is always eager to welcome new members to our organization. We offer an opportunity for artists near or in Richardson, TX to showcase and sell their work several times a year in juried and non-juried art shows and to gather with other artists at our monthly meetings to meet like-minded friends, learn from each other and enjoy demonstrations presented by skilled professional artists each month. Artists, friends of artists and art lovers are invited to be our guests at one of our regular meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the basement conference room of the Richardson Public Library at 900 Civic Center Dr, Richardson, TX 75080. If would like to join our organization, you can do so on our website at


Best of Show (Purchase Award)        $1,500.00
Judge’s Choice Award                          $500.00
Oil / Acrylic on Canvas                      1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM
Watermedia on Paper                        1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM
Collage / Mixed Media                       1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM
Pastels / Graphics                             1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM

Cash prizes in each category for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention will be $300, $250, $200, and $150 respectively.  Merchandise awards will be distributed equitably among the categories at the judge’s discretion. There will be approximately $7,000.00 in cash and merchandise awards.



January 8, 2018                             Call for Artists Open

February 28, 2018                          Entry Submissions Deadline (No late entries)

March 30, 2018                              Acceptance notifications Emailed

April 23 – April 27, 2018                 Shipped entries received at Craters and Freighters

April 30, 2018 – 4:00 to 7:00PM     Hand-delivered entries received at the
Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive
Richardson, Texas  75082

May 2, 2018 – May 26, 2018        Exhibition on Display

May 13, 2018- 7:00 to 9:00PM       Awards Reception at Charles W. Eisemann Center
2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, Texas
75082.  Entrants, friends and family are invited.
Enjoy live jazz and refreshments along with
members of the art community and Richardson
City Officials.

May 29, 2018  4:00 to 7:00PM       Pick up of hand-delivered entries

May 30, 2018 – June 30, 2018         Shipped art returned to artists

JUROR: E. Melinda Morrison

As a young woman, her B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Tyler took a backseat to the corporate world for many years: advertising exec; graphic designer and art director of her own company; and later corporate and executive recruiter for national technology and digital marketing advertising companies.  Not surprisingly, she was recognized in national competitions for her print design and annual reports while living in Dallas but shortly after her move to Denver in 1994, the satisfied extrovert began to hear from the starving artist.  She says she “felt like her soul was drying up.”  An oil-painting class at the Art Students’ League of Denver rained water on that desert ground.

Over the next five years, Melinda studied painting at the Denver Arts League under the guidance of nationally known and accomplished masters such as Quang Ho, Kim English, Kevin Wechbach and Ron Hicks.  As her passion and skill grew, so did her dream to paint full-time.  She made the leap in 2003 and brought years of corporate skills into the new and intricate dance of a full-time professional art career.  She hasn’t looked back.  Since that decision, Melinda has had multiple one-woman shows in Santa Fe, New Mexico and participated in national and regional shows, and plein air events in the Southwest and Southeast gaining recognition for her figurative paintings.  She is a gifted teacher of workshops and is collected among collectors all across the US.

Recently, Melinda made a move from Colorado back to her home roots in Texas .  Choosing Fort Worth to be near family, Melinda opened her studio in her new home where she continues to paint and teach.

Melinda has been the featured artist in national and regional magazines and newspapers such as the American Art Collector, Southwest Art, Albuquerque Journal, The Santa Fean, and Focus Magazine.  She is a member of the Oil Painters of America, Outdoor Painters Society and the Portrait Society of America.  Melinda is currently represented by Alexandra Stevens Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM; Arts at Denver, Denver, CO; Greenwich House Gallery, Cincinatti, OH and OAGallery, Kirkwood, MO.

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Call for Artists: 2018 Etsy Dallas Spring Bash Applications Now Open!

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Gilley’s Dallas (1135 S Lamar St., Dallas, TX 75215)


The Etsy Dallas Spring Bash is a juried, handmade-only show. No resale items, no vintage, no commercial products, no supplies at the Bash.

Complete applications and application fees are due by midnight (CST) March 2, 2018. A $25 application fee is non-refundable and can only be sent via Paypal to


Not a handmade artisan? You can still join us as a sponsor, a volunteer, or of course a shopper!  Keep your eyes out for more information as we get closer to the event.  Let’s get ready for spring!

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Art7 Small Works Show call for entries – deadline Feb. 9

Art7 Small Works Show


EXHIBITION DATES: March 3 – March 31, 2018

RECEPTION: Saturday, March 3, 2018

FWCAC and Art 7 Gallery are proud to present a SMALL WORKS SHOW. Open call to all artists over the age of 18 in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas, and open to all mediums with no theme, finished work may be no larger than 15 inches including framing. The submission deadline is February 9.

For more information about submission and to submit work, please visit,

SUBMISSION: FINISHED WORK MAY BE NO LARGER THAN 15 INCHES including framing. $25 submission fee for up to 5 pieces.Images must be JPEGs with minimum height/width of 800 pixels, maximum size as 3MB. The file name of the image submitted must be the title of the piece.


February 9, 2018 – Deadline for submission

February 13, 2018 – Notification e-mailed to artist

February 27, 2018 – Delivery of artwork, 1 – 7 pm

March 3, 2018 – Opening reception, 6 – 8 pm

March 31, 2018 – Closing

April 3, 2018 – Pick up artwork, 1 – 7 pm

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to:

Karen Fulton, Art 7 Gallery Manager

2831 W 7th St

Fort Worth, TX 76107

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March Open Call at TVAA Gallery – deadline Feb. 15

“March Open Call” TVAA Gallery Art Exhibition for March 2018

This is an Open call and all media of art work will be considered. This is open to members and non-members of TVAA (Texas Visual Artists Association) with ribbons being awarded to Best of Show, 1st, 2nd 3rd place, and honorable mention.

All artwork must be wired and framed correctly. No ½” canvases will be curated without a frame. Gallery wrapped work must have clean edges and no staples showing. Work that does not follow gallery requirements will not be hung. If invited to the exhibition you must sign up for one sitting day during the month or pay a $25.00 sitting fee for someone to cover your day. Any work not picked up on take down day with be stored for a $5.00 a day fee and then considered abandoned after 30 days. Any artwork sold pays a 25% fee to the TVAA.

If you have further question you may contact the Gallery Director, Maegan Kirschner, at

About the Curator: Robyn Parker Feehan : She is the creative director for the gallery 8680 located in Frisco, Texas. She envisioned a gallery that is uninhibited by preconceived notions and theories of the conceptual art movement of the past, in the realization of work that deals with issues that reflect contemporary society and document today’s reality. She is originally from New Zealand and with her husband, Glenn; they are the pastors of True North Church. They visualize embracing the arts not just in music, but also in the verbal conversation that one can have with a painting or sculpture.

Requirements: Fees must be paid at the time of submission via the online form. $30.00 for up to 3 images for Members and $45.00 for up to 3 images for Non-Members. Please submit entries jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side. You must include your name, your e-mail address, the name of the piece, the size, medium of the work, and the selling price.


Submission Deadline for JPG’s: Thursday, February 15th at 5pm.
Acceptance Notification: Thursday, February 22nd
Deliver artwork: Wednesday, February 28th between 10am and 2pm
Exhibit Open to the Public: March 1st– March 31st Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm
Reception: Saturday, March 10th 2-4pm
Pick up artwork: Saturday, March 31st 10 am – 2 pm


This show is open to TVAA members and non-members.


Entering this exhibition constitutes an agreement to release the Texas Visual Arts Association, the TVAA Gallery, and the Plaza of the Americas from any liability for loss or damage to works of art in this exhibition. TVAA, the Gallery, or the Plaza of the Americas reserves the right to remove any work that is deemed objectionable for any reason.


For delivery and pick up, you can park in the garage for $1.50 for each twenty (20) minute interval (vouchers are provided for delivery or pick-up). Metered parking is available on Pearl and Crockett Streets. Parking in lots on Crockett and San Jacinto is $6.00. DO NOT park in the permit-only zones behind the building on Crockett Street. Full-day Gallery sitters may park free in the garage (entrance on San Jacinto – between Pearl and Crockett).

Submitted by Maegan Kirschner. Email:

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ART214 Juried Exhibition call for art – deadline Feb. 10

ART214 Juried Exhibition


Entries Deadline: Saturday, February 10, 2018

The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) announces a call for entries for ART214, a City-wide juried exhibition that will be presented during Dallas Arts Month in 2018.

Four OCA facilities, the Bath House Cultural Center, the Latino Cultural Center, the Oak Cliff Cultural Center and the South Dallas Cultural Center, are joining forces to organize a multi-venue juried exhibition that will showcase the works of artists who live in Dallas and in the Greater North Texas region.

ART214 is a four-section collaborative exhibition that gives the citizens of Dallas an opportunity to discover and enjoy the work of talented local and regional visual artists. Each of the partnering cultural center brings its own audiences, artists, communities and history. By scheduling connected dates to display a different section of the show at each center, as if presenting “four chapters of the same book,” the ART214 exhibition creates a unique opportunity for the public to visit all the centers during Dallas Arts Month, while also promoting collaboration and cross-pollination of artists and audiences.

Art in all media created in the last three years will be accepted from artists who currenly live in the DFW and Greater North Texas region. All concepts and subject matter are welcome.

An entry fee is not required. The Jurors will review photographs of completed artwork and will select pieces for the exhibition.  Artists may submit up to two works of art for consideration.

All entries must be submitted online at

The Four Jurors and Curator for the ART214 exhibition are:

ELIZABETH MELLOTT – Professor of photography at Collin College and visual artist
TORI PHILLIPS – Arts Administrator, Artist
JIM BURTON – Senior Lecturer of Drawing and Painting at the University of North Texas
ARTHUR PEÑA – Visiting Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting, University of North Texas

Curator: CHRISTINA ESTRELLA RIGGS – Ceramics and Art Teacher, Bryan Adam High School Leadership Academy

To learn more about the ART214 juried exhibition visit


(with the exception of the Entries Deadline, all the other times on this prospectus adhere to central standard time (CST)

Entries Deadline:

Saturday, February 10, 2018 (Applications close at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time Zone)

Selection notification:

  The list of selected artists will be posted on the Bath House Cultural Center’s online News Center at

The document will be available after 6 PM on Saturday, March 10, 2018.  Artists are solely responsible for reviewing this list.  The exhibition organizers will not send acceptance notifications to each individual artist by phone, e-mail, or otherwise.

Exhibition Dates:

March 24-April 21, 2018 – Reception: Sunday, April 8, 2018 (5-7 PM)
Art Delivery: Sunday, March 18, 2018
March 31-April 28, 2018 – Reception: Saturday, April 7, April 2018 (5-7 PM)
Art Delivery: Saturday, March 24th, 2018
April 12-May 25, 2018 – Reception: April 12, 2018 (6-8 PM)
Art Delivery: March 27-31, 2018
April 28th-June 1, 2018 – Reception: Saturday, April 28, 2018 (5:30-8 PM)
Art Delivery: Saturday, April 21, 2018

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AVAA 42nd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibit

2018 Call for Entries
Arlington Visual Arts Association
42nd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibit
February 9 – March 30
Reception February 15, 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Duncan Center Art Room

Contact Kathy Kline for details, a prospectus and information

Bob Duncan Center
2800 South Center Street
Arlington, TX
For directions call 817-465-6661

See the AVAA Website at:


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2018 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program – Call for Sculpture

The Keller Public Arts Board is seeking entries from Texas artists for the City’s 2018 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program. A $1,250 honorarium shall be awarded for each of six pieces for the installation, exhibition and removal of their work for a two-year period. One Best in Show winner shall be awarded an additional $500. The program will feature outdoor sculptures in the recently updated Old Town Keller area, home to an eclectic blend of restaurants and businesses that, in combination with recent public improvements, attract a variety of visitors and provides great exposure for art in the area.

The Public Arts Board will select six sculptures for a two-year exhibit and will partner with the Keller Public Arts Society (KPAS) to host its second annual Keller Art Walk, an art and music festival on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The selected sculptures shall be for sale for the duration of the exhibit with a 25% commission collected by the City of Keller.

All sculptures must be ready for installation by June 1, 2018, be “family appropriate” and pose no risk to public safety. Sculptures must be made of materials that can withstand the harsh Texas weather and require no maintenance by the City of Keller.

Entry Deadline: 3/16/18

Entrees must be completed at CaFE,

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Oil & Cotton workshops: Valentine Charms & more

817 W. Davis St. #110
Dallas, TX 75208

Feb 10 Valentine’s Cast Pewter Charms


Saturday, February 10 3-6pm
Location: 817 W. Davis Street #110
Instructor: James Thurman
# of Students: 4 – 12

Design and pour your own unique pewter charm for someone special this Valentine’s Day! Pewter has been used in metalworking since ancient times and its relatively low melting (338–446 °F) makes it very easy to work with .  In this workshop, students will press their designs into playdough and then molten pewter will be poured into the molds to create a finished charm or pendant.

Friday Drop-In Art (age 2-4)
Saturday Drop-In Art (age 4-12)
Weekly Classes for All
Toddler Weekly Art (ages 2-3)
Kinder Weekly Art (ages 4-6)
Homeschool Weekly Art Class
Kids Weekly Art (ages 6-12)
Tween Weekly Art
Teen Weekly Portfolio
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New! Beginner Adult Art Class
Adult Weekly Art Class
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Feb 9 Calligraphy: Love Letters
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Feb 10 Valentine’s Cast Pewter Charms
Feb 24 & 25 Introduction to Experimental Music Composition with Pure Data & Arduino
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Mar 3 Needle Felting
Mar 5-26 Printmaking: Reductive Woodcut
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Mar 10 Portrait Watercolor
Mar 17 & 18 Natural Dyes: Indigo + Clay Resist
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Mar 22 Intro to Glass: Fused Glass Sand Dollar Bowl
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Mar 24 Intro to Printmaking

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500x College Expo Call for Entries due Feb. 7

500x College Expo

500X Gallery, Texas’ oldest, artist–run, cooperative galleries, hosts one of North Texas’ most anticipated annual student juried competitions. College Expo 2018 is open to all artists over the age of 18 living in Texas. All visual media are eligible, including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and video (artist must supply all required electronic equipment). All work must be ready to hang. Artwork will need to be dropped off, not shipped. Cost of entry is $30 for 5 pieces.

Juror is Katherine Brodbeck, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art..

Exhibition runs from February 24 – March 11, 2018

Deadline: February 7, 2018

Acceptanced artists will be notified of acceptance via email on February 12, 2018.


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2018 TAG Spring Members Show deadline Feb. 6

Trinity Arts Guild 2018 Spring Members’ Show
Up to $1,500 in cash and prizes!

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

It’s not too late to join TAG! You may join TAG at the time of entry.

Calendar of Events
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – Intake and delivery of artwork 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday February 8, 2018 – Show Open Monday
March 5, 2018 – Reception and awards at 6:30 pm (prior to the monthly meeting)
Tuesday March 6, 2018 – Show closes

1. Works on Canvas or Hardboard
2. Works on Paper or Yupo
3. Teachers/Advanced (See prospectus)
4. Challenge Category – Three Dimensional

Be sure to read the prospectus: spring members show Prospectus 2018 or go to There are several special changes just for this show.

Entry and Payment: First 3 entries for TAG members $35 Each additional entry up to 6 total entries is $5. Make Checks payable to Trinity Arts Guild or Pay online with PayPal at:

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Photography Open Call – Women’s History Month

The photography group exhibition is part of a larger Dallas Public Library program, The Women’s History Month event titled: Our Voices. Photograph submissions must include a small essay of 100 words or less describing how the photograph portrays a powerful woman; or how the photograph portrays womanhood as powerful. Open to all residents of Dallas of any age. No Fees. Multiple Submissions accepted.

Women’s History Month Photography Group Exhibition Open Call Rules for Entry

  1. Artist Requirements:

Photography Exhibition is open to artists and photographers of all ages, who live in the City of Dallas.

  1. The Artwork Must Be Original:

You must be the creator of the artwork that is submitted. Your photograph must be your own original concept and not a copy of anyone else’s copyrighted material. If your image infringes upon another’s copyright it will be disqualified.

  1. Artwork Requirements:
  • Photographs must be ready to hang. Color or Black and White accepted. Maximum size 8in x 10in.  The photograph will portray a powerful woman; or portray womanhood as powerful.
  • Any Graphic design software, including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, or open source product, can be used.
  • Submissions must include a small essay of 100 words or less describing how the photograph portrays a powerful woman; or how the photograph portrays womanhood as powerful.
  • Photograph must be your own work and may not be submitted without artist’s consent.
  1. Multiple Submissions: Up to three submissions per artist.
  2. Submission Deadline:

Submissions accepted starting February 4, 2018. Artwork must be received by March 4, 2018.

  1. Entry Process:

Step One. Legibly label the back of each photograph submission with:

Artist Name:

Title of work:


Step Two. Photographs and essay submitted by mail or in person at:

Fourth Floor, Fine Arts, Erik Jonsson Central Library,

1515 Young St., Dallas, TX 75201-5499

  1. Reception:

Closing Reception will be held March 31 at 3:00-5:30 PM in Pollock Performance Space

  1. Pick up:

Pick up artwork, Saturday, April 1, 2018 at Fourth Floor, Fine Arts, Central Library. Any work not picked up will be donated to a local charity.

  1. Dallas Public Library is granted permission to deny submissions. For more information contact:


Deliver work to Central Library: Sunday, February 4 to Saturday, March 4, 2018
Exhibition dates: March 10 –  March 31, 2018
Closing Reception: Saturday, March 31, 2018 3:00-5:30 PM
Pick up: Sunday, April 1, 2018 1:00-5:00 PM

Submitted by Herman Cardona. Email:

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES: 9 X 12, Budapest Environmental Project


9 X 12 (22.9X30.5cm), Budapest

Environmental Project

Deadline: 01/03/18 (March 1, 2018)

Artworks on or of paper may be any size, but MUST fit in a 9 X 12 (22.9X30.5cm) envelope. Unmatted, unframed photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, cast or folded paper, multimedia or digital prints.

For more information and Application Form please email to:

Submitted by Beata Szechy. Email:

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