Even more calls for artists around Texas

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2018 presented by Art Colony AssociationHouston, Texas
OPEN DATE: 2/28/2018
DEADLINE: 6/3/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $45.00
Event Dates: 10/13/2018 – 10/14/2018

Event Website
About Bayou City Art Festival Downtown- October 13-14, 2018

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown is one of the nation’s premier outdoor fine art events. The jury for this festival takes place at the Art Colonoy Association, Inc. offices by an invited panel of artists, collectors and industry professionals. The festival has been consistently ranked among the top 25 in Sunshine Artist’s 200 Best.

  • Bayou City Art Festival has a demonstrated history in strong sales for artists.
  • A Sophisticated outdoor gallery under the iconic Houston skyline, transforming the streets of downtown into artistic avenues bursting with color and culture.
  • National studies show Houstonians consistently have twice the discretionary income that workers in similar industries have around the country.
  • Now accepting up to 5 applications per Artist profile (See rules for more information)

Texas Arts and Crafts Fair 2018Ingram, Texas
OPEN DATE: 3/1/2018
DEADLINE: 4/2/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 9/29/2018 – 9/30/2018

Event Website
In September 2018, the Hill Country Arts Foundation will relaunch the Texas Arts & Crafts Fair, after a hiatus of five years. The Fair will be on the foundation’s 13-acre campus in Ingram, Texas, just west of Kerrville.

The event is restricted to Texas artists and craftsmen.
Against a backdrop of the scenic Guadalupe River, between 2,000-4,000 attendees are expected to visit the Texas Arts & Crafts Fair Sept. 29-30, 2018. A VIP Preview and musical concert will be held Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.

The Hill Country Arts Foundation features a 720-seat outdoor amphitheater, 1,700-square foot art gallery, three art instruction studios, a printmaking studio and a ceramics studio with four kilns. Since 1959, the HCAF has provided community theatre, art workshops, art exhibitions, and visual and performing arts classes. Additionally, HCAF has become a top-ranked tourist destination with the addition of the Stonehenge II art installation.

Visit the HCAF website for more information.

Founded in 1972, this “official” state arts festival will feature a wide range of juried arts and crafts, favorite fair food offerings, entertainment and related educational and recreational activities.

To build upon the fair’s educational legacy, the 2018 event introduces a new feature called the “Art Exploration Zone.” This dynamic area will allow fairgoers to watch artists and craftspeople work, including an interactive area for children to make their own art.

For more information, visit the Fair…

Name of Call: City of Sugar Land Traffic Box Wrap Project
Budget: $5,500
Deadline: 5/3/18

BEAUTIFYING SUGAR LAND’S STREETS The City of Sugar Land is seeking artists to aesthetically treat utility infrastructure throughout the community. Artists will be commissioned to transform traffic signal control boxes in Sugar Land from functional infrastructure into colorful and inspired works of art.

Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts Show 2018El Paso, Texas
OPEN DATE: 3/1/2018
DEADLINE: 6/8/2018

Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 11/17/2018 – 11/18/2018

Event Website
The Las Artistas Art & Fine Craft Show, now in its 49th 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!


Name of Call: TEMPO 2D: Temporary Mural Art Program
Eligibility: County: TX: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson
Budget: $0
Deadline: 4/26/18

The City of Austin’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department, seeks qualifications from visual artists or artist teams to design, fabricate, install and de-install short-term mural artworks on pre-selected or artist-proposed City-owned sites.

• Artists will work with the community to realize their designs.

• Installation will take place in September 2018 and stay up for approximately one year.

• Murals may be hand-painted directly on the wall or surface, digitally-printed onto vinyl adhesives; or painted onto artist-created panels.

• Artists and designers who live and work in Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet, and Blanco counties are eligible to apply. Special consideration will be given to artists with lived experience in the neighborhoods in which they are proposing artwork.

12 Freedoms Gained Juried Art Show – Fort Worth Juneteenth Festival


Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Fee: $20.00 (12 Freedoms Gained Juried Show Fort Worth, Texas)
Entry Deadline: 5/1/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

In conjunction with the Juneteenth Festival host Unity Unlimited Inc.;  Armor Bearer MM is curating a call to artists. The call is to 18 old’s and up from Texas.  12 Freedoms Gained is accepting entries in nine categories.  Curator Tanya M. T. Starks.  Her challenge theme is 12 Freedoms Gained for the time period of 1865 – 1945.

Freedoms Gained:
To Birth & Name Children
To Do Business
To Dress
To Grow Food
To Marry
To Own
To Preserve History or Heritage
To Read & Write
To Serve in the Military
To Travel
To Vote, Legislate and Govern
To Worship

Cotton Boll Artfest
June 9 – 10, 2018
Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum – Greenville, TX
Deadlines:   Art & Craft: 04/03/2018   Music: na

Phone: (903) 450-4502Email: amacm@att.netWeb: http://www.amacmuseum.comExhibitor Booths: tbaJuried: yesPrize Money: na

What’s allowed: fine art, fine craft, crafts
The Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum does many events year around and are excited to announce that the Cotton Boll ArtFest is coming back! This will be a juried show that will accept artists and craftsmen who create their own work. This event will take place on the beautiful museum grounds which is located just off the I-30 Interstate.


A Touch of Rust North Texas Spring Market
April 7, 2018
Wise County Fairgrounds – Decatur, TX
Deadlines:   Art & Craft: until full   Music: na

Phone: (405) 501-0790Email: host@atouchofrust.comWeb: http://atouchofrust.comExhibitor Booths: 150Juried: yesPrize Money: No

What’s allowed: fine art, fine craft, crafts, flea market, antique/collectibles
We host a fun and eclectic market event with local, creative and unique exhibitors offering handcrafted, vintage, retro, and junky-cute furniture, art, home decor, clothing, jewelry, and more. Vendor product must be at least 80% crafted or vintage. No DS or MLM. This is a ONE DAY event, so you don’t want to miss it!

May 26 – 27, 2018
Jerry McDonald Field – Port Aransas, TX
Deadlines:   Art & Craft: 04/15/2018   Music: until full

Phone: (361) 749-7334Email: portaransasartcenter@gmail.comWeb: http://www.portaransasartcenter.orgExhibitor Booths: 60Juried: yesPrize Money: na

What’s allowed: fine art, fine craft
May 26 & 27, 2018 from 10am-7pm Saturday & 10am-6pm Sunday – 10X10 Booth Space Fee: $150 Your set-up, no electric. Application deadline April 15th. Your Original Fine Arts & Crafts (any reproductions must be from your original work) A Photo of your Booth with merchandise & 2 Photos representing your work must be submitted with your application, Photos can be emailed NO resale items will be permitted -Artist must be present

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