More Festivals and Calls for Art around Texas

From announcements through CaFE or ZAPP.

Fiesta Arts Fair 2018 (San Antonio, TX) – San Antonio, Texas
DEADLINE: 11/1/2017
Fee (FAF Application Jury Fee): $26.00
Event Dates: 4/21/2018 – 4/22/2018
Ranked in the top 50 Fine Craft & Art Festivals by Art Fair SourceBook
Fiesta Arts Fair, now in its 45th year, is an intimate two-day event that offers art lovers an opportunity to purchase high quality contemporary and traditional art and craft from approximately 110-115 exhibitors. The Fair also includes live regional music, Fiesta foods and a children’s art area — all in a beautiful setting, the picturesque and historic grounds of the Southwest School of Art located along San Antonio’s famed River Walk. Juror selected cash awards and artists’ amenities.

“The clients and environment were fun. Enthusiastic buyers.”
“A class act show with top notch management.”
“I love the intimate size of the show; the patrons were kind, thoughtful, enthusiastic and supportive.”

Art in the Square 2018 | Southlake – Southlake, Texas : DEADLINE 11/1/2017
Fee (Art in the Square Application Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 4/27/2018 – 4/29/2018
In 19 years, Art in the Square has grown in reputation to become one of the top small fine art shows in the country. Featuring 150 artists in a beautiful upscale setting, the 2½ day show draws attendance from both Dallas and Fort Worth. With its relaxed, friendly atmosphere and serious potential shoppers, this show has become a favorite of professional artists.

Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival – 30th Annual Spring Show – 2018 – Albuquerque, New Mexico DEADLINE 11/1/2017
Fee (Jury Fee Required): $30.00
Event Dates: 3/9/2018 – 3/11/2018
The 30th Annual Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival Spring Show will take place during one of the most beautiful times of year at the historic EXPO New Mexico State Fairgrounds.  This festival, ranked #38 on Sunshine Artist’s ‘200 Best’ list, marks the state’s premier art event of the year with a vibrant showcase of 185 juried fine artists and craftsmen.  Centrally located near popular shopping districts and the eclectic ‘Nob Hill’ neighborhood, this indoor show attracts a great buying crowd of 20,000 art enthusiasts and loyal Rio Grande patrons!

The set-up is stress-free, parking easy, and Rio Grande pulls out all the stops to advertise the show and bring in the sales! This high-ranking event is bound to become one of your favorites!
Ranked #38 – Sunshine Artist Magazine’s ‘200 Best’ 2017
‘Best of Burque’ – Albuquerque’s Weekly Alibi
2017 Sunshine Artist ‘FastAudit’ Survey Scores: Management 9.9/10; Load-in & out 9.0/10 ; Prestige of Show 8.4/10; Advertising 9.1/10; Amenities 9.0/10

Lubbock Arts Festival 2018 – 40th Annual – Lubbock, Texas DEADLINE: 11/1/2017
Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 4/13/2018 – 4/15/2018
Come to LUBBOCK, Texas!

Look what one artist has to say about us . . .
“This is just a note to let you know I’ve participated in your show the last 5 years . . . I think you do a great job promoting your event the customer base is knowledgeable about art & I thought the event was well attended. This is my 32nd year doing shows & I believe a lot of events could take a lesson from your show on how to treat artists . . . I will continue to do your show enjoy it and it has been more profitable each year.  Thank you.”  Steve B., glass artist

We want you to join us at the 40th Annual Lubbock Arts Festival, April 13-15, 2018!

Show venue is completely indoors (Lubbock Memorial Civic Center) with air conditioning, and indoor plumbing (no porta potties for our artists). Lubbock is a college town with a medical and law school. Friendly people, well organized. Other great shows in Texas before and following the Lubbock Arts Festival.

Cottonwood Art Festival Spring 2018 – Richardson, Texas
DEADLINE: 1/12/2018
Fee (Jury/Application Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 5/5/2018 – 5/6/2018
Cottonwood Art Festival is located in Richardson, Texas where artists exhibit their work among towering oaks with lakeside beauty.  Cottonwood continues to uphold its extraordinary reputation as a first rate show. 2018 marks the 49th anniversary for this exceptional 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 for both artist and patrons of the arts.

The Contemporary Print 2018 (Austin)
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $35.00 (Print Austin: The Contemporary Print)
Entry Deadline: 11/2/17
Event Dates: 1/20/18 – 2/18/18
PrintAustin invites you to enter our 5th annual juried international exhibition “ The Contemporary Print” to be held at O2 Gallery at Flatbed Press Headquarters during PrintAustin 2018.
The Contemporary Print exhibition is a survey of the traditions and the innovations of contemporary printmaking happening today. While non-traditional or digital output is accepted as a print element, submissions must utilize traditional print media as their primary technique including: Lithography, Relief, Intaglio, Silkscreen, Photo Polymer Plate( SolarPlate) and Monotype. Solely Digital and Photographic Prints are not eligible but feel free to contact us with any questions.

33rd Annual International Exhibition (Tyler)
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $35.00 (33rd Annual International Exhibition)
Entry Deadline: 11/17/17
The 33rd Annual International Exhibition is a juried exhibition of 2D art organized by the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Tyler. Internationally known artists, curators, and scholars have served as jurors selecting works for exhibition created by some of the best contemporary artists working today. The Department purchases three to six works from the exhibition each year; purchased works are added to our permanent collection. The permanent collection serves as an educational teaching resource; much of the permanent collection is exhibited throughout the UT Tyler main campus

3rd Annual Conroe Art League Invitational Show (2018)
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Conroe Art League Invitational Show)
Entry Deadline: 11/30/17
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

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

14th Annual Sculpture Garden (Wichita Falls)
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:

41st International Watermedia Exhibition: Watercolor Art Society-Houston
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.

Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2018 – Nacogdoches, TX
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

22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition
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 (Wichita Falls)
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.







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