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Calls for Artists around Texas

Note: this list is compiled from several sources. Most of these opportunities are outside the DFW area.


3rd Annual Conroe Art League Invitational Show (2018)

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Conroe Art League Invitational Show)
Entry Deadline: 12/8/17
Event Dates: 3/7/18 – 3/31/18

You are invited to enter the 3rd Annual Conroe Art League National Invitational Show. It will be juried by acclaimed artist, Peter Andrew, Fulbright Fellow and member of the New York Society of Illustrators. He has been featured in over fifty one-man exhibits and three hundred group shows. His work was exhibited at three Presidential Inaugural Galas in Washington, DC, by invitation of the Texas State Society and displayed in the offices of a Supreme Court Justice. You can view his work at www.peterandrew.net.

This National Call is for artists of original 2D and 3D artwork created within the last two years. Entry closes Thursday, November 30, 2017 at midnight Mountain Time. Selected works will be on exhibit throughout the month of March 2018. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three selected artworks with $1,500 for First Place, $1,000 to Second Place and $500 to Third Place.

Exhibit Dates: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 thru Saturday, March 31, 2018. Deadline to apply: Thursday, November 30, 2017 at midnight Mountain Time Zone


Navasota Artist in Residency Spring 2018

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Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $20.00 (Entry Fee – Make checks payable to The Arts Council)
Entry Deadline: 12/10/1

Event Dates: 2/16/18 – 8/10/18

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-February to mid-August 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 groceries, fuel, and supply purchases.

 


Art Springs 2018

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Call Type: Festivals
Eligibility: National
State: Arkansas
Fee: $20.00 (Art Springs 2018)
Entry Deadline: 12/15/17
Days remaining to deadline: 16
Event Dates: 5/5/18 – 5/6/18
Art Springs is the free 2-day outdoor festival portion of the annual Hot Springs celebration – Arts & The Park.  Art Springs is a juried festival bursting with talented fine artists and artisans. Art Springs is held at the Hill Wheatley Plaza in downtown historic Hot Springs and is open from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, May 5 and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday, May 6, 2018.

 


Lionel Forti Aquatic Facility

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Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: Texas
Entry Dealine: 12/18/17

The City of El Paso Public Art Program of the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department seeks to commission a professional artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-specific artwork or artworks at the Lionel Forti Aquatic Facility.

 


Chelsea Aquatic Facility

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Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 12/18/17

The City of El Paso Public Art Program of the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department seeks to commission a professional artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-specific artwork or artworks at the Chelsea Aquatic Facility at 900 Radford St in El Paso, TX.

 


14th Annual Sculpture Garden

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $35.00 ( 14th Annual Sculpture Garden Exhibition)
Entry Deadline: 12/31/17
Event Dates: 5/10/18 – 5/9/19
The year-long Art On The Green Sculpture Garden Exhibition at the Kemp Center for the Arts is in its 14th year.  This is the first year we will be opening the event to juried artwork rather than by invitation.    In addition to installation stipends, there will be three cash prizes awarded by the juror/judge at the time of installation.

Artwork is exhibited for 12 months. All forms of outdoor sculpture will be considered, provided it meets the requirements of the prospectus.  The exhibit space surrounds a large public building; artwork will be placed throughout the site at the sole discretion of the contracted installer and Arts Council staff.

The juror for this event is Isaac Duncan.  Mr. Duncan’s resume and work can be seen on his website here: http://www.duncansculpture.com.


Public Art Benches Featured in the Art in the Woods

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Public Art Benches Featured in the Art in the Woods)
Entry Deadline: 1/1/18
Event Dates: 1/1/16 – 1/1/16
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 to conceptualize work that can highlight their own vision in conjunction with both the underwriter and these unique chosen sites.

DEADLINE:  January 1, 2018 at 11:59p.m. MST


Name of Call: Colony Park District Park-Austin, TX
Eligibility: County: TX: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson
Budget: $39,500
Deadline: 1/4/18

The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department seeks to commission a permanent exterior public artwork that establishes a visual marker informing viewers of the district’s park, reflects the history of Colony Park and is mindful of the community’s experiences.


Name of Call: Downtown Conference Center – Odessa, TX
Eligibility: Unlimited
Budget: $150,000
Deadline: 1/1/18

Odessa Arts invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and fabricate a significant piece to enhance the entrance to the new downtown hotel and convention center on Fifth Street. This piece will be in addition to Odessa’s public art collection, which includes works by Amy Cheng, Pam Edwards, Joe Barrington, Matt Plummer, and the forthcoming ‘Odessa Spire,’ by Ray King.


24th Annual El Corazon Exhibition

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 1/6/18
Event Dates: 2/4/18 – 3/17/18

The Bath House Cultural Center and exhibition curator, Jose Vargas, invite visual artists to submit entries for the 24th Annual El Corazón art exhibition.

Since 1993, Mr. Vargas has organized the El Corazón art exhibition in Dallas.  This popular exhibition is a beloved annual tradition at the Bath House Cultural Center that gives artists an opportunity to create various artistic interpretations of the human heart.  This passionate and eclectic exhibition features a variety of ideas, styles, and concepts inspired by the heart (El Corazón), an important and universal symbol in art.

 


41st International Watermedia Exhibition: Watercolor Art Society-Houston

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $35.00 (Entry fee for first piece)
Entry Deadline: 1/12/18
Event Dates: 3/4/18 – 4/5/18

The 41st Annual International Watermedia Exhibition will highlight the artistic excellence of its global participants in a gallery exhibit held in Houston’s popular Museum District. In March 2018, selected entries will receive maximum exposure at our juried, month-long exhibit and have an opportunity to win generous awards from our sponsors. This year highly sought after Iain Stewart is the honorary Juror and Instructor. Through media partners, strong public relations and advertising, the 2018 International Watermedia Exhibition is intended to help promote and provide optimal exposure for outstanding international artists who excel in water media.

Founded in 1975, the Watercolor Art Society – Houston (WAS-H) is known for its extraordinary achievements in bringing water media artwork to the greater Houston area. Through exceptional exhibitions, dedicated community outreach, and educational programs provided by world class instructors, WAS-H’s 700+ members offer ongoing opportunities to every level of painter – from novice to seasoned expert. Artists, collectors and art enthusiasts from around the world enjoy year-round exhibitions at the WAS-H gallery, situated in the heart of Houston’s vibrant Museum District.

 


City of Albuquerque- BioPark Botanic Garden

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: New Mexico
Entry Deadline: 12/30/17
Days remaining to deadline: 31

The Albuquerque Arts Board and the High Desert Rose Garden Art Selection Committee have initiated a 1% for Art project open to artists and designers residing in United States. The Arts Board aims to commission an artwork for the City of Albuquerque BioPark Botanic Garden’s High Desert Rose Garden.


PAPNM 2018 Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
State: New Mexico
Fee: $45.00 (2018 Santa Fe Plein Air Festival)
Entry Deadline: 1/14/18
Days remaining to deadline: 46
Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) will host the 2018 Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta in the Land of Enchantment. Fifty (50) artists will be selected to participate in a seven day event from Saturday, April 28 through Wednesday, May 2, around Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico (within a defined zone). Sorrel Sky Gallery will display the participants’ best two plein air works along with one studio work. The show will hang from May 4 through May 18. Daily guided paintouts will be provided for those who want to paint in a group setting. Events will include a Kick Off Fiesta, Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony. Over $20,000 in cash and merchandise awards. Participants will need to become PAPNM members to participate. Stephen Day will be the Judge of Awards. Stephanie Hartshorn will offer a three-day workshop, Friday, May 4 – Sunday, May 6 (separate registration fee applies).  Prospectus.


Sawmill Community Public Art Project

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: New Mexico
Entry Deadline: 1/15/18
Days remaining to deadline: 47

The Albuquerque Arts Board and its Sawmill Art Selection Committee have initiated a national open competition, 1% for Art project to commission a large-scale, site-specific outdoor Work of Art for the Sawmill Community Land Trust, located near Albuquerque’s Old Town/Museum district.

The Land Trust is a residential, commercial, and cultural enclave located north of Mountain Road, east of Rio Grande Blvd., and south of the Interstate 40 corridor. The Community Land Trust was founded to assure home ownership and affordable living and amenities for residents.

*More about the Sawmill Community Land Trust can be learned through attachments and Links at the end of the Prospectus.

 


Name of Call: Museum of TTU
Eligibility: Unlimited
Budget: $67,000
Deadline: 1/16/18

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside the Museum of Texas Tech University, located on the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock, TX.

 


Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2018

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Fee: $35.00 (Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2018)
Entry Deadline: 1/20/18
Event Dates: 4/14/18 – 6/9/18
Texas National 2018 Art Competition & Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: April 14 – June 9, 2018.                         

The Juror: Jed Perl

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

 


Brazosport CenterFest 2018Clute, Texas
OPEN DATE: 11/29/2017
DEADLINE: 1/31/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 4/6/2018 – 4/8/2018

Event Website

At Brazosport CenterFest, our goal is to fill your booth with art buyers all weekend long! The growth of our festival DOUBLED in attendance between 2015 and 2016! Display your artwork to our growing community of patrons at The Center for the Arts & Sciences, located just 50 miles south of Houston. Outdoor booths will be under a fully enclosed tent so both artist booths and shopping patrons are comfortable. Rain or shine you’re covered. Our festival is ARTIST-FOCUSED and there will be ample pre-event marketing & promotion in national, state, and local media. Crowd-pleasing attractions will include: 2nd annual Art March, full roster of live musicians, quality art activities for children and their families, and local food vendors sure to bring in big crowds! For more information visit brazosportcenter.org or contact Amanda Whitley at awhitley@bcfas.org or 979.256.7661.

 


22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Fee: $20.00 (22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition)
Entry Deadline: 2/1/18
The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts is seeking entries from the United States, Mexico, and Canada of ceramic art for the 22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competititon, to be exhibited from April 20 to June 24, 2018.


Cowboy True Art Exhibit & Auction 2017

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Jurying Fee)
Entry Deadline: 2/1/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 20
The Mission of Cowboy True is to educate the region about the honor, art, and beauty of the cowboy’s daily life.

Cowboy True is a celebration to honor working cowboys and the artwork that comes from their daily lives. During the weekend of  April 13-14, 2018, juried cowboy artists from around the nation will be featured at the J.S. Bridwell Ag Center to display their unique works derived from cowboy life. Categories include: bits, spurs, buckles, jewelry,  saddles, boots, trappings/gear, photography, paintings, drawings, sculptures, woodworking, and cowboy cartoons. Events for Cowboy True include Friday night Preview Party featuing a world champion chuckwagon and live entertainment by Jake Hooker and The Outsiders, Saturday daytime activities and Ranch Rodeo (exhibit open to the public) and Saturday night dinner, live auction, and entertainment. All proceeds go to Arts Council to assist with nonprofit programming and mission fulfillment.


Arts For All Festival 2018Lawton, Oklahoma
OPEN DATE: 11/28/2017
DEADLINE: 2/19/2018

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 5/12/2018 – 5/14/2018

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Celebrating our 44th year, the Arts for All Festival has been Southwest Oklahoma’s largest and most popular cultural outdoor event, drawing people from Oklahoma and Texas for a weekend filled with art, entertainment and tantalizing foods.  The festival is timed to be such that artistis are in the late Spring cycle of festivals.  We hope that this will encourage you to participate since we are in the midst of area festivals without conflicting. The festival is a cooperative effort of businesses, civic organizations and hundreds of volunteers who support and encourage the arts. All profits are contributed to the participating arts organization of Arts for All Inc.

Set up for the festival:  Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. start and must be finished no later than 4 p.m.
Festival hours:  Friday,  May 12 th 4 p.m. to 8 p.m
Saturday, May 13th 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 14th 11 a.m. to 5 p. m.

We are proud of our Southwest Oklahoma hospitality.  We provide an Artist’s Hospitality Tent with free beverages and snacks and a Sunday morning complimentary breakfast served on site.

We have 24 hour professional security on the grounds prior to the Festival starting and through Sunday.


31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Louisiana
Fee: $35.00 (31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition)
Entry Deadline: 2/9/18
Days remaining to deadline: 72

The 31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition will be juried by Benjamin Hickey, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Masur Museum in Monroe, Louisiana.

$3,000 is available for purchase awards. The awards will become part of the McNeese’s Works on Paper Permanent Collection.

Eligible for entry are works in any medium that is on or of paper. The artwork, including frame, should not exceed 40 inches in any dimension.

A non-refundable entry fee of $35 is charged each entrant. This fee entitles the artist a maximum of three entries. The deadline for entry is February 9, 2018.

The exhibition will be on view from March 22 through May 10, 2018 in the Grand Gallery, Shearman Fine Arts Annex, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana


Eureka Springs National Photography Contest & Exhibit

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Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: National
State: Arkansas
Fee: $35.00 (Eureka Springs National Photography Contest & Exhibit)
Entry Deadline: 2/28/18
Days remaining to deadline: 91
The Ozarks Photography Project (TOPP) is an arts extension of the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce. TOPP’s first National Juried Photography Contest offers professional judging, exciting sponsors, prizes, and more! The Exhibition & Sale will be held in historic Eureka Springs, AR. The entire Downtown Eureka Springs in on the U.S. National Historic Register, which makes visitng this charming, victorian, and art-infused town in the Ozarks a unique experience. It offers more art galleries than most cities fifty times its size. The show and sale dates will be held in conjunction with the annual Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts.

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