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Name of Call: FY2018 Call for Public Art Qualifications: Public Artists, San Antonio, Texas

Budget: $0
Deadline: 8/16/17

The City of San Antonio seeks professional qualifications from area, state, and national artists for potential public art projects. The FY2018 Pre-Qualified List is used to select public artists for upcoming commission opportunities to create new public artworks in conjunction with City-funded and bond-funded capital improvements.

To better diversify our pre-qualified list and select artists with a wide range of qualifications, applicants are encouraged to complete the optional demographic questionnaire section of the application.

Once approved by City Council, all pre-qualified artists remain eligible for contract opportunities over a two-year period. Artists who were approved in FY2017 need not apply.

Those who previously applied to this call and were not selected are encouraged to update their previous applications and reapply.

Public Art Mentorship Course: Cultivating area artists’ participation in the City’s pre-qualified list is critical to the success of public art in San Antonio. Therefore, Public Art San Antonio (PASA) will select applicants from the San Antonio area to participate in a Public Art Mentorship Course. The course will be led by experienced artists and administrators to advance the applicants’ professional public art development. Artists must attend two Saturday sessions (Sep. 9 and Sep. 23, 2017) and complete an interim assignment. Completion of the course will result in two year pre-qualification. This is a one-time opportunity.

Name of Call: FY2018 Call for Public Art Qualifications: Support Services, San Antonio, Texas

Budget: $0
Deadline: 8/16/17

The City of San Antonio seeks professional qualifications from individuals or firms that provide a combination of creative and technical services that can support art in public spaces and project delivery. Qualified candidates are required to demonstrate successful experience and technical expertise in providing support services related to art in the public realm.

To better diversify our pre-qualified list and to facilitate the selection of artists with a wide range of qualifications, applicants are encouraged to complete the optional demographic questionnaire section of the application.

The FY2018 Pre-Qualified List is used to select individuals and business to provide on-call services including, but not limited to consulting, curating, writing, project management, art history, art handling and shipping, art appraising, restoring and conserving art, art fabrication, photo and video documentation, graphic and web-based design, and technical design.

Once approved by the City Council, all pre-qualified individuals or businesses remain eligible for contract opportunities over a two-year period. Individuals or businesses who were approved in the FY2017 Call for Public Art Qualifications need not apply.

Those who previously applied to this call and were not selected are encouraged to update their previous application and reapply.

Name of Call: FY2018 Call for Public Art Qualifications: Collaborative Partners, San Antonio, Texas

Budget: $0
Deadline: 8/16/17

The City of San Antonio seeks creative non-profit arts organizations with public art experience to submit qualifications to collaborate in the creation art in public places throughout the City. The FY2018 Pre-Qualified List is used as opportunities arise to collaborate on permanent, temporary, or event based public art projects.

Once selected, Collaborative Partners will be engaged to develop and implement projects, community engagement initiatives, and public art residencies based on scope of work and available funding and will remain eligible for contract opportunities over a two-year period. Collaborative Partners who were approved in FY2017 need not apply.

Those who previously applied to this call and were not selected are encouraged to update their previous application and reapply.

Name of Call: Request for Qualificiations: Indoor Mural Commission in Conroe, TX for The Kroger Co.
Eligibility: City: TX: Houston
Budget: $8,000
Deadline: 8/20/17

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: Indoor Mural Commission in Conroe, TX for The Kroger Co. Houston Arts Alliance on behalf of The Kroger Co.

Deadline: Sunday, August 20, 2017, 11:59 p.m. (CST) Artist Commission: $8,000 Eligibility: Open to all artists in the Greater Houston area. Priority is given to artists with a connection to the community in which the store resides. Entry Fee: Free

Project Location: Kroger Store #136 at SW corner of 336 S & I-45, Conroe, TX 77304

PLEASE NOTE: Additional open calls will be made for approximately two (2) more murals (to be placed in the Greater Houston area) for completion in 2018.

Houston Arts Alliance (HAA), on behalf of The Kroger Company (Client), seeks local artists interested in creating large-scale indoor murals. Selected artworks will have high visibility, be prominently displayed within Kroger stores, and use local references to evoke a creative, uplifting feeling that 1) encourages community and 2) celebrates the spirit of the neighborhood. There is no application fee to enter. Three (3) finalists will be chosen based on their work examples—and their connection to the community in which the store resides—as well as receive a $300 stipend for submitting a proposal. One of the finalists submitting a proposal (Artist) will be chosen to create an artwork for each location. Payment to each selected Artist is $8,000.

Name of Call: Dove Springs Recreation Center, Austin, TX

Eligibility: County: TX: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson
Budget: $44,000
Deadline: 9/14/17

The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department (EDD) seeks to commission a professional visual artist, or artist team, to design and fabricate artwork for the Dove Springs Recreation Center at 5801 Ainez Drive Austin, TX 78744.

The City of Austin requests qualifications from professional visual artists, or artist teams, who live and work in Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet and Blanco counties. No artist currently under contract with the City of Austin Art in Public Places Program at the time of application deadline is eligible to apply.

Name of Call: Cedar Park- Public Safety Art Project

Eligibility: Country: United States
Budget: $74,000
Deadline: 8/25/17

The City’s Parks Arts and Community Enrichment (PACE) Board seeks to commission artwork to be installed outside of the City’s Police Department/Court Building. The building is currently undergoing an expansion and the Board wishes to unveil the new artwork when the building is completed in late summer 2018.

The design proposals should: • Honor both the Cedar Park Police Department and the Cedar Park Fire Department. • Contain an element that serves as a memorial for two police officers killed in the line of duty. • Contain a seating element where members of the public may sit and reflect. • Complement the building architecture and the overall aesthetic of the site. • Utilize durable materials that will be suitable for continuous outdoor display. • Have budgets which include all artwork, art installation, delivery, site preparation, any necessary sculpture bases, and should not exceed $74,000.

Name of Call: Art in the Atrium 15 – FRISCO, TX

Eligibility: Unlimited
Budget: $0
Deadline: 8/21/17

The City of Frisco seeks original, 2-Dimensional artworks by artists from Frisco and the surrounding area for the 15th installment of Art in the Atrium. Art in the Atrium 15 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 15 is scheduled for Monday, October 9, 2017 through Friday, March 9, 2018.


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ARTSGOGGLE call for artists deadline Sept. 3




Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 12pm to 10pm

ArtsGoggle: 500+ artists, 50 bands, 5 main stages across 15 blocks of the Near Southside

This fall, Fort Worth’s Near Southside will transform its streets, sidewalks and businesses into a one-day art experience like no other.  Celebrating it’s 15th year, ArtsGoggle is a popular festival of local arts in Fort Worth’s Near Southside, an eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism. This free to the public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd as diverse as the neighborhood itself with live music, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone.

Artists are defined as visual artists working in studio arts. Painters, photographers, woodworkers, weavers, printmakers, sculptors, potters, jewelers, illustrators, culinary artists, crafters and artists of all mediums may now register online! The visual artist application fee is $45 and all money collected is used towards event production expenses.
Two things you can do to help make ArtsGoggle successful this year:

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Applications for the 2017 Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash Now Open!

This year the Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash descends on Eddie Deen’s Ranch, located just south of the Dallas Convention Center on Lamar St. in Dallas, Texas. A world-class entertainment venue, the location has an eclectic charm and authentic Texas atmosphere. Etsy Dallas’ Jingle Bash, a premier handmade shopping event and party, will showcase the very best in handmade apparel, bags, jewelry, home décor, accessories, art, pottery and more! Hand-picked artists, crafters and designers from near and far will all gather at the Jingle Bash for pure shopping pleasure.

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Eddie Deen’s Ranch located 944 S. Lamar St | Dallas, TX 75202

Apply now to be part of the Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash! deadline August 18 


  • The Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash is a juried, handmade-only show.
  • No resale items, no vintage, no commercial products, no supplies at the Bash.
  • All artists must be present to staff their own booth during the Bash. If you have staff that is knowledgeable and trained to sell your products, please let us know at the time of application if they attend in your absence.
  • Artists are not allowed to sell another artist’s products.
  • Artists may sell only items on their application in order to avoid over saturation of categories, to be fair to the fellow vendors, and to provide shoppers with a diverse array of products.
  • Artists do not have to live in the Dallas area nor be a member of Etsy Dallas to apply. We welcome artists from all over the country!
  • Applicants do not need to have an Etsy shop, but quality web presence is highly encouraged
  • Anyone who meets the above criteria is welcome to apply!


  • Complete applications and application fees are due by midnight (CST) August 18, 2017
  • A $25 application fee is non-refundable and can only be sent via Paypal to
  • No cash or checks accepted.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted
  • In order to be considered, you must provide a working web link depicting clear photos of your handmade products
  • No photos accepted via email or snail mail
  • The State of Texas requires vendors to have a Sales Tax ID in order to pay sales tax on all items sold in Texas. Visit the State Comptroller’s web site for more info


  • This year we will host the event in an indoor venue with multiple rooms. We cannot guarantee placement in any location at time of application.
  • If your preferred booth size is not available, please indicate on application if you would/not be willing to accept your second choice.
  • Two booth sizes will be offered:
    *10×10 for $295
    *6×8 for $195


  • July 17 : Bash application open online
  • August 18: All applications + $25 application fee due via Paypal to
  • On or around August 23: Emails go out notifying artists of whether or not they were accepted into this year’s Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash
  • September 6: Booth and any promotional or sponsorship fees due via Paypal to
  • September 22: All print-ready press materials due (if you have chosen a sponsorship level, your digital files will be due upon acceptance to show).
  • October 14:  Deadline to receive all Bash Bag™ promo items

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Traffic Signal Box Public Art Project call for artists

The Traffic Signal Box Public Art Project Call to Artists was announced today.
DEADLINE: 5 p.m. September 22, 2017 

The City of Grand Prairie Public Art Program invites artists to compete for a public art commission to create art on Traffic Signal Boxes (TSBs) located throughout the city. This project will brighten city streetscapes, enhance community pride and create new, paid opportunities for Texas-based artists.

This project includes up to 20 TSBs and is open to concepts for direct painting on the TSBs or for high-resolution, digitally-printed wraps to be applied to the TSBs.

Examples of projects at Link:

Send questions to: 
Tammy Chan
Public Art Coordinator
1102 MacArthur Blvd.
Grand Prairie, TX  75050

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1st Annual Keller Art Walk call for artists

Arts take center stage in new Keller festival

A new family-friendly festival celebrating the arts is coming to Old Town Keller thanks to a partnership between the city’s Public Arts Board and the local nonprofit Keller Public Arts Society.

Keller, TX – The first annual Keller Art Walk, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14 from 3 to 8 pm, will honor the artists selected for the city’s new rotating art program and celebrate the recently completed improvements in Old Town Keller.

Location: Old Town Keller West

Earlier this year, the Arts Board initiated the inaugural phase of a rotating art-on-loan program to fill the sculpture pads added during the city’s recent updates to Old Town Keller West. The pads are located along the strolling promenade that runs north-south adjacent to the eclectic restaurants and small businesses in the area.

For Phase I of the program, the Arts Board selected five sculptures for a two-year exhibit; in 2018, they will select and install six additional pieces, also for a two-year exhibit. The staggered phases will bring new pieces to Old Town each year, providing a dynamic and engaging attraction that will help draw interest and foot traffic to the area.

The Keller Art Walk will be a community event with a unique, strolling atmosphere aimed at showcasing the arts in Keller. Patrons will have the opportunity to meet the artists whose work is on display in Old Town and watch plein-aire, or outdoor, artists create captivating paintings along the promenade. Student musicians from Keller ISD and a variety of local vendors and professional entertainers will also be featured throughout the event.

Sponsorships and vendor spots are still available. Applications can be found at For more information, call 817-743-4000 or email

About KPAS: Keller Public Arts Society is a 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to supporting public art in Keller.  Our mission is to provide a platform for on-going support and participation in the preservation and growth of the local artistic community through collaboration with city government and civic organizations, as well as local businesses, clubs and individuals interested in supporting the arts.  Membership is free.


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Lindale’s Big Texas Fest call for artists

Lindale is looking for several great artists to create their biggest art, music and food show ever! We are searching for the highest examples of fine art and creativity. We are striving to be the best show in the area and we know it starts with great artwork! We will be offering Live Art all weekend long, so if you are willing to create live art, let us know! The show is a Friday, Sept 8th and Saturday Sept 9th with an expected crowd of over 6,000 people. August 14th deadline.

Please follow these steps to become an art vendor

1. Pay $25 Application Fee on Eventbrite site
2. Submit your contact info, website, art and booth photos to before Monday, August 14th
3. You will be emailed the information sheet with all the details about the show
4. Acceptance emails will be emailed August 18th with link to pay Booth Fee.
5. Pay your booth fee by 25th to confirm your spot at the show

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Call for Artists – Creativity on Tap

Call for Artists – Creativity on Tap

Creativity on Tap provides a showcase for beer lovers to pay homage to all aspects of the brewing arts. Do hops, grains, malt and pint glasses get your creative juices flowing? How about that fragrance of the hops when you walk into a brewhouse? Maybe it’s the beautiful color as beer flows out of the tap or the beads of condensation on the specialty glass that lovingly cradles a seasonal Belgian or Pilsner?

Whatever inspires you, now’s the time to be part of a great, fun time.

Creativity on Tap is a component of Ricochet17—a daylong, citywide celebration of the arts and creativity in Richardson. All submissions that are accepted for this show will be on exhibit and for sale (if desired) at Four Bullets Brewery on October 21 from noon–6:00pm during Ricochet17. This is open to all North Texas artists over the age of 21.

  • EVENT DATE Saturday, October 21, 2017
  • EXHIBIT TIME Noon — 6:00pm LOCATION Four Bullets Brewery 640 N Interurban St, Richardson, TX 75081
  • ART DROP-OFF Sunday, October 15 from Noon – 5:00pm
  • ENTRY FEE $20 per EACH submission [multiple entries per person accepted if submitted by Aug 18]. After Aug 18 it’s $25 EACH, space allowing.
  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS Entry fee and form must be received by September 22, 2017

Prospectus: Creativity-on-tap-call-for-entries-2017

Types of entries accepted and encouraged:
digital art
mixed media
music (original works only) needlepoint/crewel/cross-stitch photography
recipes that use beer (do NOT bring food to the brewery — only the recipe and a picture of the final product) sculpture
written word (stories, plays, poetry) videos
visual arts (drawing, painting, sketching) wood

$50 awards to be given for:
• Benjamin Franklin Beer Award
• Creativity on Tap Award
• Ultimate Beer Nerd Award

NOTE: All submissions must be family-friendly!

Ricochet17 is presented by AIR (Arts Incubator of Richardson)

Submission form can be found at…/Creativity-on-tap-…

.If you need more information, email

Ricochet is a collaborative project developed by AIR (Arts Incubator of Richardson) inspired by a special grant initiative originally from the City of Richardson Cultural Arts Commission in 2015. Ricochet17 is designed to celebrate National Arts and Humanities month, honor some of the creative and artistic individuals and organiza-tions in the City, as well as make Richardson a “star” on this cultural map. This project funded in part by the City of Richardson through the City of Richardson Cultural Arts Commission.

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Funky Finds Vendor applications for Holiday Shopping Experience – deadline Aug. 13


We are now accepting handmade vendor applications for our holiday event to be held November 18th & 19th in Fort Worth, Texas!

We are also accepting Sponsors, Advertisers and Swag Donations.

Visit the event website for all the details. Vendor app deadline is August 13th.


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Cowtown Indie Bazaar Application deadline August 25

Cowtown Indie Bazaar Applications Are OPEN!

Yay! We’re excited to reveal our new website to you today as we open applications.

Important Dates to Remember:

  • APPLICATION DUE DATE: Friday, August 25, 2017
  • ACCEPTANCE LETTERS: Monday, August 28 through Friday, September 1, 2017
  • BOOTH PAYMENT DUE: Friday, September 8, 2017
  • Cowtown Indie Bazaar Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017

Our mailing address is:

North Texas M.A.D.E., Inc.

P.O. Box 183233

Arlington, Texas 76096-3233

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TAC Impromptu Invitational call for art

image from our previous “TAC Impromptu Invitational”


The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is proud to present our 2nd “TAC Impromptu Invitational”. This call for artists is open to active Texas Artists Coalition members to exhibit their artwork at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center during August 2017.
All active members of the TAC are encouraged to send submissions of both 2-D and 3-D works. The only restriction is the artwork cannot have been previously displayed at the FWCAC. Please include the dimensions and medium of your work in your submission. For consideration, please e-mail your submission to If selected, a $5 entry fee per artwork is required for participation in the show. The deadline for submissions is July 25th and artists will be notified on July 26th. All work must be dropped of on Friday July 28th.

This exhibition opportunity is only open for active TAC members and space is limited. For more information on joining the TAC or renewing your membership, please click here:


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WestBend Debuts Public Art Program with Snap & Seek July 20

Collection of 26 pieces is one of the largest concentrations of public art in Fort Worth


FORT WORTH, Texas (July 11, 2017) – Selfies and shares abound with the latest wave of public art at WestBend, Trademark Property Co.’s University District mixed-use development. Twelve new works splashed across the property expand its already impressive public art program, bringing added color, character and a unique spirit to the property.


The new works showcase a variety of style and medium by both local and national artists, including 10 murals by Dallas-based artist Kyle Steed, a site-specific “LOVE” sculpture by San Francisco artist Laura Kimpton, and a mural by local artist Lauren Childs. These join prior works by local artist Devon Nowlin and a rotating photography exhibit from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.


“When it comes to retail places today, it’s all about creating experiences. Carefully curated public art activates a space and makes it unique, all while contributing to the vibe of the neighborhood and the city,” said Terry Montesi, CEO, Trademark Property Co. “Most importantly, art is to be enjoyed. We invite our guests to interact with the works and share them with one another, and make them a part of their life. We want WestBend to be an extension of the world-class Fort Worth Arts District.”


New art at WestBend includes:

·         Kyle Steed:  Dallas-based artist Kyle Steed makes his Fort Worth debut with 10 WestBend murals that include quotes and references to famous Texans. There are a total of nine murals in the parking garage, consisting of five elevator vestibule works; three small works in stairwells, including a Willie Nelson quote, and Happy Trails mural on the exit wall; as well as a Patsy Cline quote near Drybar.

·         Laura Kimpton: Kimpton’s steel “LOVE” sculpture is celebratory and optimistic in spirit, sending a positive message to WestBend visitors. Located in the green space near Woodhouse Day Spa, the sculpture includes hundreds of programmable LED lights that change color at night. The piece is a part of Kimpton’s Monumental World Series that began at the 2009 Burning Man Festival and has since had permanent installations at the Apple store in San Francisco’s Union Square and Santa Rosa, Calif.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; and additional appearances at dozens of art and music festivals across the globe.

·         Lauren Childs: Childs’ first mural, “The Little Things,” depicts succulents with vibrant color and texture, bordering on sculptural, and is located between Woodhouse Day Spa and CorePower Yoga. An advocate for local art, Childs co-founded Fort Works Art, which began as an event-based pop-up organization and has now opened its first permanent gallery space in the Cultural District in Fort Worth.  

In addition to these new works, WestBend also recently unveiled the second iteration in its Amon Carter Museum of American Art series. Thanks to a partnership with the Amon Carter, WestBend is home to a rotating selection of nine, 4-by-6-foot reproductions from the museum’s renowned photography collection, presented on backlit film and displayed in lightboxes. Each iteration of the series is curated by the Amon Carter and is on display at WestBend for six-month intervals. The second iteration launched this month and will be on display through the end of the year.


Other public art at WestBend includes five photographic murals by Fort Worth artist and TCU graduate, Devon Nowlin.  The murals, which face the Trinity River and Trinity River Trails and Tom Thumb, capture the shopping and dining experience, health and fitness, and the natural surroundings of WestBend.


To celebrate its public art program, WestBend will host a #WestBendLove Snap & Seek on Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m. with artists Lauren Childs, Devon Nowlin and an Instagram takeover by Kyle Steed. The event kicks off on Level 6, the top floor of the free parking garage located behind Tyler’s, and the first 50 guests to check in will receive a free swag bag illustrated by Steed. #WestBendLove will feature a polaroid scavenger hunt, frozen treats, drinks from HG Sply Co., surprises, and the opportunity to meet the artists in attendances. To RSVP, click here.


WestBend’s public art is one aspect of a property redevelopment focused on evolving the University retail district by delivering a walkable critical mass of retail and restaurants, urban-style pedestrian experiences, and Trinity River/Trinity Trails connectivity. In addition to public art, the redevelopment includes newretail, trailside restaurants, office space, and property amenities. Bartaco and Warby Parker recently announced they will open new locations at the property.


The redevelopment will continue with phase II, which will include a property expansion onto the adjacent 3.5-acre tract immediately south of WestBend. Conceptual planning is underway to develop additional mixed-use space featuring added ground floor retail, a boutique hotel, and multi-family units.


At full build-out, WestBend will include 670,000 square feet of walkable urban retail, restaurant, office, multi-family, and hospitality space.


About WestBend

Developed by Trademark Property Co., WestBend is a 278,000-square-foot mixed-use development located on the Trinity River in Fort Worth’s University District. WestBend recently completed phase I of a major redevelopment adding new retail, restaurants, office space, property amenities and a public art program. Tenants include CorePower Yoga, Dear Hannah, Drybar, East Hampton Sandwich Co., HG Sply Co., Pax & Parker, Silver Fox, Tom Thumb,Tyler’s, Woodhouse Day Spa, Zoë’s Kitchen and the River Plaza office tenants. For more information, visit westbendfw.comor follow WestBend on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


About Trademark Property Co.

Trademark Property Co. is an operator, investor and developer of award-winning, mixed-use town centers, specialty, community, power centers and enclosed regional malls. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, the Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark has invested in, or developed more than 11.8 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth more than $2.5 billion. Trademark’s experienced team of 120 employees is responsible for approximately 6.8 million square feet of retail and mixed-use projects currently in operation or development/redevelopment, including: Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth, Texas), Burr Ridge Village Center (Chicago, Ill.), Glades Plaza (Boca Raton, Fla.), Hillside Village (Cedar Hill, Texas), La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Market Street Flowood (Flowood, Miss.), Market Street – The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas), First Street Napa (Napa, Calif.), Perkins Rowe (Baton Rouge, La.), Rice Village (Houston, Texas), Saddle Creek (Germantown, Tenn.), The Shops at La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Victory Park (Dallas, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), Waterside (Fort Worth, Texas), and WestBend (Fort Worth, Texas). For more information, visit or interact on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 Webmaster’s note: see also the article by Lance Murray on July 13 on Dallas Innovates:

WestBend, Foundry District Bringing Arts to Center Stage

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ArtsGoggle call for artists


Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 12pm to 10pm

ArtsGoggle: 500+ artists, 50 bands, 5 main stages across 15 blocks of the Near Southside

This fall, Fort Worth’s Near Southside will transform its streets, sidewalks and businesses into a one-day art experience like no other.  Celebrating it’s 15th year, ArtsGoggle is a popular festival of local arts in Fort Worth’s Near Southside, an eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism. This free to the public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd as diverse as the neighborhood itself with live music, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone.

Artists are defined as visual artists working in studio arts. Painters, photographers, woodworkers, weavers, printmakers, sculptors, potters, jewelers, illustrators, culinary artists, crafters and artists of all mediums may now register online! The visual artist application fee is $45 and all money collected is used towards event production expenses.

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Rock Your HeART Out Artist Call!









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5th Annual South Street Art Festival call for artists

The 5th Annual South Street Art Festival artist application is now available.

Friday October 13, 2017 4pm-10pm
Saturday October 14, 2017 11am-10pm
Sunday October 15, 2017 11am-5pm

Booth fee 10×10 $175, 10×20 $350
No application or jury fee.
Artists can apply in one of fourteen different categories. Deadline to apply is September 1, 2017.

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2017 Infinicon Dallas call for artists

Held August 11 – 13, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Addison

Artist Alley and Exhibit Hall officially open at 9am Friday through Sunday. 7pm is the recommended close time Friday and Saturday and 4pm on Sunday. Since both halls are in public spaces, there is no required time for tables to be cleared. The tables are not in an area secured over night and must be reset daily.

ARTIST AND ARTISAN TABLES are for individual who create their own works of art in any medium. Infinicon takes very seriously accusations of artists selling work which is not of their own design, or the production or sale of licensed imagery without being a license holder. This unfortunately includes “Fan Art.”(see: Fan Art Law at Comic-Con.) The six foot skirted table comes with two chairs and one badge. The tables are not in an area secured over night and must be reset daily. Art Show information can be found

For more information see


Gallery Space Prices:
Through July 25: $15 for one panel
On-Site / Walk-In: $20 for one panel
Print Shop Space: Free with purchase of panel space
Mail-in / Drop Off Processing: $5

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Community Beer gARTen – Call for Artists!

Dallas craft beer brewery, Community Beer Co., is offering free space for a limited number of DFW local artists to come and show their work at several new, upcoming pop up shows.

Community would like to highlight their community beer culture, the same that they feature in their Taproom and Brewery, located at 1530 Inspiration Drive, Dallas, TX, by showcasing local artists and artisans at beer festivals across the state of Texas!

Community Beer Co. will have a dedicated portion of the festival for artists to display, sell and share their work! The area will be anchored at the Community Beer Bar within the festival.

Artist involvement will be at no charge! That’s right. No vendor fee or out of pocket costs what so ever. We request that artists donate a portion of their sales to a local charity (TBD by Community Beer Co.)

If you are interested in this exciting artist opportunity, please fill out the registration form, via the ink below, to be considered for the event!

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Four Seasons Markets offer opportunities for artists

Four Seasons Markets was established to develop and manage European style markets where ranchers, farmers, specialty food producers and artisanal craftsmen can interact with customers and other vendors in a colorful, exciting, family-friendly atmosphere that mimics the village markets popular throughout Europe.

Locations: Dallas (Casa Linda), Lewisville, Carrollton, Irving, Flower Mound, Richardson, Sunnyvale and Highland Park.

To become a vendor and market your art or crafts, go to 


Craftspeople must primarily offer their own handmade crafts We avoid distributors, multi-level marketers or sales reps for national or regionally distributed products.

A standard vendor space is 10′ x 10′. Cost is between $30 and $40 for each space per market day – $45 for the Festivals. At this time, vendors must provide their own tents, 20 lbs of weight (attached to each tent leg), tables, chairs, generators, refrigeration and storage.

  • Due to a high volume of applications please allow up to 3 weeks for a response.


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CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2017 Houston’s Fall Tableware show “Designed to Dine”

This juried exhibition that will run the month of September 2017.

The exhibition will feature handmade items for the well-appointed dining table. This includes plates, chargers, bowls, candleholders, tureens, ladles, centerpieces, spoons, forks, knives, drinking vessels, etc.

Complete place settings are also welcomed and count as a single entry.

All accepted entries will compete for a “Best of Show” Award.  The winner will receive $200.00 (Two hundred dollars).  “Best of Show” will be announced during the Opening Reception.

This juried exhibition will run the month of September 2017. Visit Houston’s First Saturday Art Market on 19th Street on opening day, celebrate art in the Heights with artists, fun, food trucks and live music outside our doors.

There is a $25.00 entry fee, payable online to [Tea+Art].

Digital Images
High quality JPEG images will be accepted for review. Please submit only JPEG format images, 180 – 300 DPI. [Tea+Art] has permission to use any digital images for publicity purposes.
All artists should submit an artist statement.
[Tea+Art] will take great care in handling all work. The artist is responsible for insuring individual pieces.
All pieces accepted in the show must be for sale. The commission rate is 50%. All entries must quote retail price. Checks for work sold in September will be mailed on or before October 15th.
All works must remain at [Tea+Art] for the duration of the show.
[Tea+Art] reserves the right to photograph work for publicity purposes.
Accepted work may be hand delivered (appointment required) or shipped (prepaid) to arrive between on or before August 26, 2017.  Deliveries should NOT be scheduled for Mondays or Tuesdays.  Insurance while in transit is the artist’s responsibility.  Unsold work will be shipped back at the artist’s expense.  Please include prepaid return forms or payment for return shipping with your work.  [Tea+Art] will not return work that does not include payment for return shipping.
The Display Committee of [Tea+Art] will determine acceptance to the show.

To submit your art online, click here.

Please feel free to contact [Tea+Art] with any further questions at 832-955-1767 or

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Rockwall’s Kaufman Street Mural call for artists

PROJECT: 109 E. Kaufman Street Mural – DT Rockwall, TX
ELIGIBILITY: Open to artist residing in Texas
OPPORTUNITY: The Rockwall Art Commission is seeking qualifications and proposals from artists skilled,
experienced and interested in creating a large scale mural in Downtown Rockwall. Please read and
consider all conditions of this project prior to submitting your qualifications and proposal.

pdf: RFP 109 E. Kaufman Street Mural – Rockwall, TX

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CAC Hosts Live Mural Painting Project to be Held 7.7 at Victory Plaza to Honor Fallen Officers – volunteers needed

EVENT: 7.7 Live Mural Painting Project
WHEN: Friday, July 7, 2017 from 4:30am to 4:30pm

WHERE: Victory Plaza outside of WFAA-TV, Channel 8 Studios, 3030 Olive Street, Dallas, 75201

WHAT: In collaboration with WFAA-TV Channel 8 (ABC), Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) will be organizing a community-focused live mural painting project as a way to pay tribute to the four Dallas Police Department officers as well as the DART officer who lost their lives that day. The focus is to give both the general and the arts community a way to pay their respects in a lasting and meaningful way. CAC teaching artists Lynn Armstrong & Katrina Doran have created an interpretative portrait for each of the four DPD officers as well as the DART officer in a way that celebrates each of their lives and allows the community to learn more about them and how each officer lived his life and what they were passionate about. Volunteers will help participants paint the murals and anyone can participate either as a volunteer or as a painter. No art experience is required and all supplies are included.

WFAA-TV will be broadcasting live throughout the day starting with “Daybreak” and in the morning the Dallas Police Choir is scheduled to perform during the morning news show. There are five two-and-a-half hour shifts that artists and others may sign up to serve as volunteers who will help people paint the murals.
Please sign up at the link below:
Not only is CAC a visual arts school, it is a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, the nonprofit community arts organization is geared to beginning, emerging and working artists. Offering more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, creative writing, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving, CAC also offers free arts programming to at-risk and underserved children through programs, such as Art as a Second Language Camp MetalHead and unseenamerica. CAC recently launched ArtAbility, a new program for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
The Creative Arts Center held a mural competition this spring in collaboration with the Cedars Social’s new container bar that faces the Dallas Police Department Headquarters employing the “ground·swell,”. CAC has completed several live mural painting projects, including a 20′ mural for Savor Dallas.
For more information on the Creative Arts Center, visit


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Cowtown Indie Bazaar 2017 vendor applications open July 24

Cowtown Indie Bazaar 2017

Vendor Applications Open
>>>  July 24th, 2017  <<<

Cowtown Indie Bazaar is back!

Cowtown Indie Bazaar will be back again this December, just in time for that last minute holiday rush!

  • Saturday, December 9th, 2017
  • 11am – 5pm
  • Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibit Hall at Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth



Cowtown Indie Bazaar is produced by North Texas M.A.D.E. and is a curated market featuring some of the greatest local handmade makers, artists, designers, and vintage collectors that DFW has to offer. Quickly becoming a top handmade holiday shopping destination in Fort Worth, this will be our 4th year celebrating local makers, gathering some of the best in North Texas, and we hope you’ll consider joining us!

Shoppers come from all over North Texas, often lining up hours before the event in order to snag our popular Goody Bags filled with items donated by select vendors from the show. Santa comes out to visit and take pictures, there’s always a cash bar, ATM, and plenty of holiday cheer!

Be sure to mark your calendar to be sure you get your application in on time. Spaces will fill fast and we want to see your name on that list!

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2017 Annual HRI Rock Your Heart Out! Art Auction & Concert



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Giddens Gallery of Fine Art looking for artists

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art is continually searching for established and emerging artists.  

  We are located at 624 S. Main St. in Historic downtown Grapevine, Texas.  If you are an artist interested in

  joining other successful artists being represented by the gallery, contact Cherie Giddens at 817-488-8600

  or email for information to set up an interview.


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2017 Huffhines Art Trails call for artists

Huffhines Art Trails – October 2017 – Richardson, Texas
OPEN DATE: 6/16/2017
DEADLINE: 8/14/2017

Fee (Application Fee): $20.00
Event Dates: 10/28/2017 – 10/29/2017

You are invited to apply to exhibit your work at the 41st Annual Huffhines Art Trails. Huffhines is a two-day festival held outdoors in Richardson, Texas, just minutes north of Dallas.  The show has grown since its humble beginnings to become one of the best arts and crafts shows in North Texas!  Huffhines is sponsored and hosted by the City of Richardson.  Nestled in the trees of Huffhines Park, Huffhines Art Trails has become a tradition for many artists, patrons, volunteers and entertainers alike. It has a strong reputation locally and the demographics of the area provide support year after year. This popular and successful event takes place on October 28 – 29, 2017.

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2018 Deep Ellum Arts Festival call for artists

Deep Ellum Arts Festival – April 6-8, 2018 – Dallas, Texas

OPEN DATE: 6/16/2017
DEADLINE: 11/5/2017

Fee (Jury Selection Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 4/6/2018 – 4/9/2018

The 24th annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival® is the signature event of the Deep Ellum aria entertainment district located in downtown Dallas Texas. This free to attend visual and performing arts festival consistently draws tens of thousands of attendee’s daily who come to purchase original cutting-edge art directly from juried artists and experience “original music” from juried bands and songwriters selected to showcase their music from several outdoor stages. Public surveys have proclaimed this Festival as the “Best and Most Fun Arts Festival in Dallas”. The explosive expansion of high-end residential housing in the Deep Ellum neighborhoods along with the modern light rail transportation systems has created significant increases in local art buyers as well as throughout the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. In addition, the festival attracts thousands of tourists and conventioneers from the nearby downtown Dallas hotels.

This well-established annual Festival is always held starting the first Friday in April.

You are invited to present your best original works to our Jury Panel who will select 200 artists to participate and enhance this high energy, award winning, visual and performing arts Festival. Approximately 180 artists spaces will be assigned to Main Street locations and 20 spaces will be assigned to our Artist Court which intersects Main Street.

2018 Festival Visual Arts Key Dates:

  • Festival Dates: April 6-8, 2018 (24th Annual)
  • Process Opens: June 16, 2017
  • Application Deadline: 11:59 PM Central Time, November 5, 2017
  • Artist Jury: November 6-9, 2017
  • Acceptance Notification E-Mailed: November 10, 2017
  • Accepted Artists Posted on ZAPP: November 12, 2017
  • Latest Date For Festival to Receive Booth Fees: January 15, 2018 – Location and other special requests will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis determined by the dates exhibit fees are received.
  • Last Day To Cancel With Refund: February 15, 2018

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Exhibit opportunities at the Mesquite Arts Center

Exhibit Guidelines At the Mesquite Arts Center as proposed by The Mesquite Arts Council

Artists wishing to exhibit at the Mesquite Arts Center:

Contact Lindsay Graves at 972-216-8132


Mesquite Arts Center

1527 N Galloway Ave
Mesquite, Texas 75149

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Call for Sculptures – Arlington Entertainment District Sculpture Trail – Phase 4

DUE DATE: JULY 20,2017

The City of Arlington is seeking 2-3 sculptures for purchase to be placed within the Entertainment District Sculpture Trail located between AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park.  A total 18 sculptures have already be placed to date.

Please consider submitting a proposal.  RFP for Phase 4 of the Entertainment District Sculpture Trail: Phase 4 Call for Submissions June 2017

Please let me know if you have any questions. Also, feel free to forward to fellow artists that may be interested.

Gary Packan
Assistant Director
Arlington Parks and Recreation Department

817-459-5477  •  Fax 817-459-5495

717 West Main St  •  Arlington, TX 76013

Nationally Accredited Agency and Gold  Medal Finalist


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SPACES Dallas July 7, First Friday Artist Call

I’m excited to announce that SPACES Dallas will be hosting First Friday events on July 7, 2017 and August 4, 2017! With that being said, we are currently looking for artists to showcase their work and we would love to have you! We’ve been getting such a great response from members of the community as well as from artists who have previously participated and we want to keep the momentum going!

If interested, please fill out the form below-

If you know anyone else who might be interested, please have them contact-
SPACES Dallas Field Team



SPACES-Dallas wants to bring together everyone from local artists to students/faculty who all share a mutual love for the arts in their new building on McKinney Avenue.

  • There are no fees for showing your work
  • You may show as many items as you would like
  • You may sell your work at the event or just showcase it
  • You will need to bring presentation tools for your work (ex. easels, stands)
    • We will not be hanging art on the walls but we will have gridwalls available for use

If you think this is something that you or any artists/art students you may know would be interested in, they can register here-


You can check out the inside of our McKinney Avenue location below- 

A little more about us and the event-

Regus is the global leader of executive office suites and we are opening up a new brand in the US that we brought over from Europe called SPACES

Spaces is where you take it the next level.  Where you’re surrounded by like-minded people whose minds are made up to make it.  The interaction here is as inspiring as the interior.  Each SPACES location is a dropped pin of possibilities, connecting you to listeners, challengers, influencers, prospects and partners.  It’s a true community, animated by a vigorous calendar of events that enables everyone to learn and connect.  With progressive Euro design SPACES emphasizes wide-open collaborative areas.

We will be continuing to host First Friday events throughout the year so stay tuned for future registration opportunities!

SPACES Dallas Field Team

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More Calls for Artists around Texas



For artist opportunities at local craft shows see


2017 Western Trappings on The Llano
Fee: $25.00 (Western Trapping on the Llano 2017)
Entry Deadline: 7/1/17
Days remaining to deadline: 10
Event Dates: 10/13/17 – 10/28/17

A 16 day, Juried, International exhibit and sale of original Western Trappings, Art, Jewelry and Gear. The exhibit will be held in the Llano County Historical Museum, located at 310 Bessemer.


New Braunfels Fall Into Art Festival 2017 – Gruene/New Braunfels, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/30/2017

Fee (Jury fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 10/28/2017 – 10/29/2017

Join us for the Second Annual Fall Into Art Festival sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council (GNBAC). Last year’s event went incredibly well benefitting the artists, the GNBAC and the community too!  The Second Annual Fall Into Art street festival will be held again in the same locale as our first year,  Gruene Lake Village just blocks away from the 25th Annual Clay Festival held in the historic section of Gruene in New Braunfels and happening on the same weekend. This was advantageous for both the Clay Festival and the Fall Into Art Festival as many patrons enjoyed the abundance of art located in the Gruene section of New Braunfels on this happening weekend.

Cottonwood Art Festival Fall 2017
Richardson, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/23/2017

Fee (Cottonwood Application Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 10/7/2017 – 10/8/2017

Cottonwood Art Festival is located in Richardson, Texas where artists exhibit their work among towering oaks with lakeside beauty. This award winning event has been ranked one of the best fine art festivals in the nation and continues to uphold its extraordinary reputation as a first rate show. 2017 marks the 48th anniversary for this extraordinary event. Sponsored by The City of Richardson, Cottonwood Art Festival is a showcase for a large variety of fine art and fine craft and provides our patrons with the opportunity to meet and talk with the artist who created the work. Live entertainment, a Friday night gala for the artists and guests, a children’s art area and much more round out this perfect weekend in the park!

Name of Call: England Airpark/Alexandria Int Airport – Public Art Sculpture – ALEXANDRIA, LA

Budget: $125,000
Deadline: 9/8/17

England Airpark and Community, home to Alexandria International Airport, is seeking request for qualifications and preliminary proposals from individual artists or artists teams for the creation of a monumental gateway sculpture located in a site specific roundabout entrance to the Airpark. This site was specifically created for the installation of a public art centerpiece. This is a high visibility, high traffic opportunity with hundreds of thousands of vehicles utilizing the Airparks roundabout on an annual basis. The roundabout location is one of the most notable and prominent public spaces within the Central Louisiana community.

Name of Call: Richard Greene Linear Park Entertainment District Sculpture Trail – ARLINGTON, TX
Budget: $140,000
Deadline: 7/20/17

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.


Name of Call: San Pedro Creek Pre-Qualified List of Artists, San Antonio, Texas

Budget: $1,000,000
Deadline: 6/30/17

The design of the San Pedro Creek Culture Park (Park) will radically change the current experience of the creek. In addition to providing enhanced flood control and revitalizing the natural habitat, the Park will also reconnect the community to the water through the creation of a world class linear park that reflects the unique culture of Bexar County. To that end, the San Antonio River Authority (SARA), working collaboratively with Bexar County and the City of San Antonio, seeks exceptional emerging and established public artists working in a variety of media and artistic approaches for its Pre-Qualified List of Artists (List).

Art @ Discovery Green 2017Houston, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/22/2017

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 11/4/2017 – 11/5/2017

Art@ Discovery Green along the Avenida  – A juried Art Festival featuring up 10 150 contemporary craft and fine artists selling their original and series works, located in the heart of Downtown Houston at Discovery Green Park.  Discovery Green, an Urban Greenspace, opened in 2008, encompasses 12 acres and is surrounded by the George R. Brown Convention Center, hi-rise living, luxury hotels and downtown sports arenas.  The park, which welcomed 1.5 million visitors in 2015, was named 4th best urban park in America in 2016 by USA Today.

Booth Fees Have Been Lowered For 2017!

Art@Discovery Green is produced for The Discovery Green Conservancy by festival director Lynette Wallace, with over 26 years of art festival management, and her experienced event team.   Artists needs are a top priority, offering continued hospitality with food/beverage and booth sitting.

Our festival this year will offer artist booths both on the Avenida and inside the park giving the artist easier load in and out as well as wonderful access for Houstonians and the 60,000+ visitors of the International Quilt Show going on in George R Brown.  November in Houston is traditionally one of the nicest months of the year, with comfortable temperatures and people enjoying outdoor events.  Discovery Green, always a destination for Houstonians, will be transformed into a celebration of Art and the independent artist including demonstration stage and cultural performances on the Avenida.


Art @ The Domain Austin – Fall 2017 Austin, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/22/2017

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 10/14/2017 – 10/15/2017

Art@The Domain in Northwest Austin is a small boutique Art Festival featuring 85 fine artists and contemporary craft artists along a beautiful retail and loft living street, Century Oaks Terrace in the middle of The Domain

This juried 2 day art festival features fine art and contemporary craft in 14 media categories.  Being the sixth year for the fall show and the tenth art show at The Domain; the word is out to art buyers and shoppers. Within The Domain are over 20 restaurants as well as Whole Foods and over 50,000+ residents within the zipcode .

The Domain is Austin’s premier shopping and entertainment venue restaurants and luxury retailers such as Barneys, Tiffany and Neiman Marcus surrounded in a beautifully landscaped setting. The Domain includes luxury apartments as well as a Westin hotel and Aloft Hotel. The Domain, is a massive mixed-use development with commercial, office and residential in a contemporary setting.  The area was established 7 years ago and is growing rapidly.

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

For the touring artists Art@The Domain offers a weekend to fit into your Texas tour.    Also offered within the fall Blue Lotus Art Show Tour areaThe Shops At La Cantera October 7th & 8th and Art@Discovery Green, November 5th &…


The SHOW of Dripping Springs | 20171042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/19/2017

Fee (Application Fee – Non-Refundable): $25.00
Event Dates: 9/30/2017 – 10/1/2017

The Artists Alliance of the Hill Country (AAHC) is spotlighting 56 juried artists at The SHOW as a two-day Fine Art Event from 11 AM to 5 PM.  Artists will display their work in a 12,000 square foot well-lit, air-conditioned ballroom with musicians performing original songs on-site throughout the two day event. Guest admission and parking to The SHOW is free. Food and drink are available on location. The Artists Alliance of the Hill Country will heavily advertise The SHOW in print, radio, television, and social media throughout Texas. Go view photos of last year’s art event at This page will be updated with the invited artist’s name, photos and website link.


Name of Call: Montana Rapid Transit System – EL PASO, TX
Budget: $350,000
Deadline: 7/7/17

This public art project will commission a total of 1 or 2 artists or artist’s teams to design and develop original artistic designs and/or images to be placed on each RTS station across the length of the corridor.

Name of Call: ASU Centennial Village – Phase II (Member, Texas Tech System)
Budget: $135,000
Deadline: 6/22/17

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside phase II of the Centennial Village Housing Complex, located on the Angelo State University Campus, a member of the Texas Tech System, located in San Angelo, TX. Construction of the new facility will be completed by July 2018.

Please see the full RFQ and image attachments at:

Make sure all images submitted include work that you have created or that is in progress. Do NOT include proposed pieces that were not accepted. Also, include budgets of past projects.




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2nd Annual Christmas in July Craft Show & more call for vendors

Christmas in july

Ho,Ho,Ho…Merry Christmas in July!

Join C I Events and Production

for the 2nd Annual Christmas in July Craft Show.

Event features vendors, food, holiday music and Christmas decor. FREE admission to the public! Located directly across the hall from the Lone Star Gun Show at Will Rogers Memorial Center.Vendors apply here:

The form also allows you to apply to several other shows sponsored by C | Events and Production


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Fall 2017 ArtsGoggle – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!


Saturday, October 21, 2017 | Noon to 10pm
Join us as we celebrate the 15th anniversary of ArtsGoggle, 
the Near Southside’s most beloved community arts event.
What is ArtsGoggle?
Since its inception in 2003, ArtsGoggle has evolved into a popular festival of the arts in this eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism. This free to the public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd as diverse as the neighborhood itself with live music, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone.
ArtsGoggle is unlike any event in Fort Worth, as residents from the nearby Fairmount, Mistletoe Heights, Berkeley Place, and Ryan Place neighborhoods are joined by medical district workers and visitors from throughout the region for a community arts festival focused in the Near Southside’s Magnolia Village. One of the event’s goals – along with celebrating art of all kinds – is to showcase the unique and memorable character of the Near Southside. Visitors are invited to park their cars and rediscover this revitalized urban neighborhood by foot or by bicycle, including Fort Worth Bike Sharing bikes.

ArtsGoggle prides itself in hosting a casual, approachable and vibrant environment to appreciate art and learn about the talents within our own community.  For more than a decade, ArtsGoggle has been the launch pad for many artists showing their work for the first time.  ArtsGoggle provides a supportive setting for both aspiring and professional visual artists, to display, sell and seek comment on their artwork.
Embracing all arts, the event also boasts an impressive program of performance art and music.  The 2016 ArtsGoggle featured more than 90 bands, many of which have members who live or work in the Near Southside.  The entertainment at ArtsGoggle is diverse and showcases music from a variety of cultures and styles.  The event partners with arts organizations across Fort Worth to draw attention to their programs.  In years past ArtsGoggle has hosted the Fort Worth Opera for pop-up concerts; showcased Ballet Folklorico de Azteca for a colorful dance performance; and hosted The Bucket List Jazz Band, a band dedicated to the lifelong dream of 90-year-old Jim Milam to resurrect Dixieland Jazz.
Event hours are Noon to 10pm, a full day to offer patrons time to experience all that ArtsGoggle has to offer and will allow greater sales opportunities for our artists.
ArtsGoggle will focus on a street festival and venues within the Magnolia Urban Village. This condensed site map will provide a more manageable and enjoyable experience for our artists and patrons.
The event is committed to keeping artist’s fees affordable by requiring a registration fee of only $45, with no others fees to participate.  Each year as ArtsGoggle grows, so do the operating costs of the event.  In order to produce an even higher quality event with the same great neighborhood experience, the money collected provides vital funding to support improved communications, pre-event promotions, programs, signage and more.
ArtsGoggle is free to the public, with no wristbands, tickets, admission costs.  Unlike many popular for-profit events in Fort Worth, ArtsGoggle is produced by a not-for-profit community organization and thus has no need to produce revenue.  Instead, the event is exclusively focused on creating an environment to appreciate and celebrate the arts.  All funds raised for the event will be dedicated to producing a memorable and successful experience for artists, venues and patrons of all ages.
ArtsGoggle is presented by Near Southside, Inc., the non-profit redevelopment organization working to revitalize this important urban neighborhood, in partnership with our sister organization Historic Southside, Inc.  The event has regularly drawn crowds of 7,000-10,000 and in 2016 experienced incredible growth with a crowd estimated at 40,000 attendees filling the streets with visitors of all ages.  The scene is a wonderfully pleasant testament to the community spirit that fills the Near Southside.
ArtsGoggle is an expansion of Near Southside Inc.’s efforts to promote the Near Southside and build the community fabric essential to our continued development.  Since our founding in 1995, NSI has led development and promotional initiatives that have successfully transformed the Near Southside into one of the region’s most distinctive and vibrant urban districts.  Signs of NSI’s 20-year revitalization effort are evident throughout the district, perhaps most apparent along Magnolia Avenue, S. Main Street and Park Place Avenue, home to the city’s most eclectic selection of locally-owned restaurants and pubs.
Tax Information
Historic Southside, Inc., managed by Near Southside, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Sponsorship contributions made to Historic Southside, Inc. are deductible as charitable donations.  W-9 forms will be provided at your request.


MAGNOLIA VILLAGE: Taking it to the Street
ArtsGoggle is an outdoor street party spreading more than a mile across the Magnolia Village. The street festival closes Magnolia Avenue to car traffic from 8th Avenue to South Main Street and fills 18 blocks with more 650 visual artists booths and three stages with music and performance art of all varieties.

Artists wanting to participate outdoors at the Magnolia Village street party can request this location on their ArtsGoggle Artist Application, and can even request a specific block. All artists will be allotted a 10’x10′ space, unless a larger space is requested. Artists must provide all their own supplies including tent, tables and displays.  However, we are able to provide a small amount of electricity to each booth to power booth lights and small electric device. Tents will line the center of Magnolia Avenue, placed side-by-side and back-to-back with power running between the tents for easy access. More details are provided online in the artist application.
All ArtsGoggle participation details are below.
Artists are defined as visual artists working in studio arts. Painters, photographers, woodworkers, weavers, printmakers, sculptors, potters, jewelers, illustrators and artists of all mediums may now register online! The visual artist application fee is $45 and all money collected is used towards event production expenses. Check out our new, easy, step-by-step registration process.


and create a user account if you have not already done so in the past.  For example, if you registered for last year’s ArtsGoggle or this year’s Friday on the Green market you will already have a username and password. When you login you’ll be able to access a customized user portal where you can view the ArtsGoggle application and all future artist opportunities. You can access the login link for your account from any page on the website always located at the upper right hand corner and you’ll be taken to your user portal.

STEP 1 In the portal, click on the grey “Artist” tab and create an Artist Profile.  If you participated in last year’s ArtsGoggle you will already have an artist profile so please make sure to carefully review last year’s Artist Profile for accuracy! You must have an artist profile before being able to access an artist application.
Artist profiles are used to keep a database of artist information on file with Near Southside, Inc. to notify you of future artist opportunities. When applicable, we will share your information with our business partners seeking artists for special projects such as murals, art exhibitions, or privately commissioned works. Please make sure to provide accurate information and high quality work sample photos, as the information in your artist profile is also used to evaluate the quality of your work for inclusion in ArtsGoggle. The profile should be easy to complete, but if you begin working on it and need to stop you are now able to SAVE YOUR PROGRESS and return at a later date to complete your work.
STEP 2 Purchase the ArtsGoggle Artist Application for $45 using our safe online payment system.
STEP 3 Fill out your ArtsGoggle Artist Application. Now that you have purchased the application it will always be accessible to you from your user portal. Like your artist profile, you’ll be able to return to your ArtsGoggle Artist Application at your convenience to finalize the details of your ArtsGoggle participation. This includes the ability to request a specific block placement and being placed near another participating artist. You can also return to update your work sample photo, artist statement and other information printed in the official ArtsGoggle Program. ALL APPLICATION INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 4, 2017.  Artists who do not complete their application prior to September 4will forfeit their position at ArtsGoggle with no refund.

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2017 Harvest Moon Festival call for artists


Call For Artists Invitation

Apply at Zapplication 

Application Deadline: 8/21/17 Midnight CST

Historic Granbury is an easy drive from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and is a popular destination for day trips and weekend getaways.

This family friendly art festival will be held on the paved area around the charming downtown square in the heart of the historic district.

This is the 39th Harvest Moon event by the Historic Granbury Merchants Association and this year is held in conjunction with the Granbury Arts Alliance. This long running festival has returned to its original format of showcasing contemporary craft and fine art. In addition to food vendors, local entertainment and seasonal activities.

Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts is showcasing the unique and diverse works from 60+ artists, makers and craftspeople!  In addition to amazing creations all around the quaint and historic downtown square, there will be fantastic food, music and an interactive, “make-it, take-it” arts area for all ages!  Acoustical musicians will be performing both days.

Festival Hours

Saturday,  October 21, 2017   9:00 am. to 7:00 pm.
Sunday,     October 22, 2017 10:00 am. to 5:00 pm.

Office- 682-936-4550

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West Dallas Veterans Tribute


Name of Call: West Dallas Veterans Tribute – DALLAS, TX

Budget: $75,000
Deadline: 6/26/17

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 public artwork in the median at the intersection of Canada Drive and Coronet Boulevard in Dallas, Texas 75212.

The project is a citizen-initiated proposal led by residents, veterans, and veterans advocates from West Dallas neighborhoods with the support of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program.

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More Calls for Art Around Texas


The Grove at Frisco Commons
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
City: Frisco
State: Texas
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 6/22/17

The City of Frisco, Texas Public Art Program is issuing this Request for Qualifications for a public art opportunity at The Grove at Frisco Commons. Budget: $84,500.00

The Grove at Frisco Commons – an active adult center opening in early 2019 – will add a new social and educational destination to the already popular park. With a primary goal of serving adults 50 and over, this 30,000+ square-foot facility will include a diverse array of multi-use spaces for activities of all kinds including learning opportunities, fitness and games. Additionally, The Grove at Frisco Commons will serve as a meeting and special event space for the citizens of Frisco and beyond.

The name ‘The Grove’ was inspired by an existing grove of trees at the park and the desire to emphasize the importance of natural forms and themes for the development. The public art project will be located in an exterior courtyard with the many glass walls of the building on one side and the green spaces of the park on the other, accessible to audiences of all ages. The highly visible artwork will be displayed in an elevated planting bed, surrounded by landscaping and built-in benches.


For artist opportunities at local craft shows see



Navasota Artist in Residency Fall 2017

Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: International
City: Navasota
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 8/14/2017 – 2/12/2018
Entry Deadline: 6/11/17
Days remaining to deadline: 12

The City of Navasota and The Arts Council of Brazos Valley invite artists to apply for a six month residency in Navasota, Texas! The Artists in Residence will have an opportunity to live, work, and exhibit in the historic Horlock Home in Navasota, Texas, which includes living and studio space for each of the three selected artists as well as a retail gallery space. The residency period is six (6) months from mid-August 2017 to mid-February 2018.

The City of Navasota will provide amenities including living/studio space, retail gallery space, internet, cable, and utilities free of charge to selected artists with the purpose of providing artists the opportunity to create and sell their work. Each artist will also receive a one-time $600 stipend at the beginning of the residency to assist with supply purchases.



TPS National Photography Award

Call Type: Award
Eligibility: National
City: Frisco
State: Texas
Fee: $45.00
Event Dates: 5/8/2017 – 6/23/2017
Entry Deadline: 6/23/17

Texas Photographic Society is delighted to announce a new award program for artists residing in the United States who have a consistent body of photographic work. The recipient will be awarded a $2,000 cash prize; a solo exhibition at Red Maple Gallery, a new Participating Space during FotoFest 2018 in Houston, Texas; a solo exhibition at LHUCA in Lubbock, Texas; and international exposure in the photo community! This call is open to all subject matter, aesthetic approaches, and photographic processes. Two-dimensional work is preferred, and submissions from artists of all levels are encouraged.


2017 Western Trappings on The Llano

Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
City: Llano
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 10/13/2017 – 10/28/2017
Entry Deadline: 7/1/17

A 16 day, Juried, International exhibit and sale of original Western Trappings, Art, Jewelry and Gear.


Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts Show 2017 El Paso, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/9/2017

Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 11/18/2017 – 11/19/2017

The Las Artistas Art & Fine Craft Show, now in its 48th year, is a popular pre-Thanksgiving event, attracting an upscale audience of arts and crafts collectors and enthusiasts from El Paso, TX, Las Cruces, NM, and beyond. This small, artist-produced show is strictly juried, catering to affluent and savvy buyers. Booth fees are very reasonable and include electricity, reported art and fine craft sales are consistently strong, and the event has a friendly, easy going atmosphere. All booths will be located INSIDE and will be 10×10 or 10×15! To attract even more buyers, the show will feature art and craft demonstrations, live music, and creative cuisine from food trucks.

Las Artistas is working with a professional marketing agency with arts and crafts event expertise to promote the show and is updating its website to provide exhibitors with additional exposure. El Paso is known as a community that supports, promotes and funds the arts. In fact, our extensive advertising budget is funded in part by the Texas State Commission on the Arts and the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department.

This year, we are having a new section that we are calling Next Generation. This section of artists will be composed by local children under the age of 18. They will have a table displaying their pieces. This is part of an effort to build the art community in the area.

Don’t miss this opportunity to sell your work in a fun, festive environment!

Septemberfest at the Museum of the Southwest 2017 Midland, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/5/2017

Fee (Jury Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 9/8/2017 – 9/10/2017

This show is produced with the aim of providing an exposition of high quality arts and crafts by national artists and craftspersons, to benefit the Museum of the Southwest. Annual attendance 10,000.  Best in Show wins $1000. The 2017 event will mark our 48th successful year!


Covington Three Rivers Art Festival 2017 Covington, Louisiana

DEADLINE: 6/4/2017
Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 11/11/2017 – 11/12/2017

The Covington Three Rivers Art Festival invites you to apply to our 21st Annual juried festival. Attracting 50,000+ visitors last year, the award-winning festival is dedicated to bringing the best of fine arts and fine crafts to historic downtown Covington, Louisiana, and providing the best in Southern Hospitality for our artists.

Our site stretches outdoors along Columbia Street, lined by many of the galleries, antique and specialty shops, and restaurants for which Covington is well-known. The Arts Alive! demonstrations, Children’s Discovery Area, Student Art Exhibit and musical performances add to the festival ambiance and attraction.

Conveniently accessed off I-12, Covington is located on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain across the world’s longest bridge and is only 45 minutes from downtown New Orleans. This quaint, historic town is nestled along the Abita, Bogue Falaya, and Tchefuncte Rivers—hence the name Covington Three Rivers Art Festival.

Applications for this year’s festival will be accepted and processed through ZAPPlicationTM beginning February 8, 2017. Deadline for accepting entries is June 4, 2017.

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Project Space Rentals | Hot and Sweaty call for entries at 500X


Hot and Sweaty: The Open Show
Drop Off: June 3rd and 4th, 2-5pm
Entry fee- $10 per work; limit 6 entries per artist; Payment due at time of drop off
Works cannot be longer than 48″ on any side
500X staff will be on hand to assist in placing and hanging work. All work must have adequate hanging hardware, wire and/or D-rings. Works that are not fit for display will not be accepted. Pedestals are available first-come first-serve basis.
All media is accepted, however, video/sound/electronic works must have all equipment provided by the artist. 500X will take a 40% commission on all sales. All participating artist must sign the contract stipulating the full terms of exhibition in gallery.
Exhibition dates: June 10th – 25th, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10th, 7-10 pm
Pick up: June 25th 5-7pm; June 26th 5-7pm
500X Gallery
500 Expositon Ave., Dallas, TX 75226

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