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More Calls for Artists around Texas

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2017 Western Trappings on The Llano
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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 www.TheShowSpotlight.com. 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: http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=139869

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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More Calls for Art Around Texas

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The Grove at Frisco Commons
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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.


 

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Navasota Artist in Residency Fall 2017
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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
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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
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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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More calls for artists around Texas

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Harvest Moon – Festival of the Arts 2017 Granbury, Texas
DEADLINE: 8/21/2017

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 10/21/2017 – 10/22/2017

A Friendly, Beautiful, Charming, Small Town That Supports The Arts In A Big Way……
Working closely with the Granbury Arts Alliance, the Historic Granbury Merchant’s Association has given full support and commitment to this 39 year old popular arts festival showcasing fine and contemporay craft artisan made works.

We are looking for 80 to 90 artists with unique and diverse works to partner with us in this celebration of the arts in our vibrant, historic downtown square!

Along with the amazing works of art all around the square, there will be featured an interactive arts area for all ages, in addition to fantastic food and local musicians!

Artists will be welcomed with a complimentary Wine and Cheese reception on Saturday evening from 7:30 to 9pm after you close your booth.

The Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts promises to be a weekend full of Artful adventure!!!
Please consider joining us and start creating!

Festival Chairperson   Cynthia James
Historic Merchant Coordinator Brenda Hyde


 

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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).


Name of Call: Two Indoor Mural Commissions in Spring, TX for The Kroger Co.

Budget: $9,000
Deadline: 5/31/17

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

Deadline: Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 11:59 p.m. (CST) Artist Commission: $9,000 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

To submit, visit https://houstonartsalliance.submittable.com/submit


Name of Call: Cedar Park Sculpture Garden, Texas – Call for Entries

Budget: $400
Deadline: 6/5/17

The City of Cedar Park Arts Advisory Board would like to invite you to become an exciting part of Cedar Park by submitting your work for a year-long period of display in the Cedar Park Community Sculpture Garden. Additional information and an application can be found here: cedarparktexas.gov/sculpturegarden


 

Twin Falls Park Project Honoring Artist Arthello Beck
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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
City: Dallas
State: Texas
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 6/1/17

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from artists for consideration to design, fabricate and install a free-standing, outdoor public artwork that will be a tribute to the life and work of Dallas artist Arthello Beck, Jr.

Arthello Beck, Jr., Dallas African-American artist, was born in Dallas on July 17, 1941. He was the first African American to own and operate an art gallery in Dallas. Arthello believed his art was a means of communication, a vital therapeutic form of expression for the young and old. His paintings reflected positive images of African-American people and culture; congregations at river baptisms, ladies at a beauty shop, children learning, sports scenes and dads reading to their babies are just some of the everyday scenes Beck captured on canvas.

Artwork should create a space or environment that invites community interaction with the artwork and incorporates themes central to Arthello Beck’s work.  Themes include references to positive African American experiences appropriate for children and adults in the surrounding neighborhoods. The Project Budget is $81,488.


 

Navasota Artist in Residency Fall 2017
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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

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


 

Asian American Monument
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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
City: Albuquerque
State: New Mexico
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 6/2/17

The Asian American Monument Committee of New Mexico requests artists or artists’ teams to submit qualifications for designing a public art sculpture in honor of the landmark civil rights ruling from Territory v Yee Shun (1882).  The site for the sculpture is the urban environment in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Second Judicial District Courthouse.  The budget for the project is $265,000 Eligible artist or artist teams must reside in the United States.


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Crossing Borders postcard show

San Antonio. Deadline to enter: June 1, 2017 (works must be received by this date)

The Cat Art Show

Houston. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, June 6th.

TPS National Photography Award

Houston. Entries due June 23, 2017

photographic call for entry “black/white”

Johnson City. Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme “black/white” to A Smith Gallery by June 19, 2017

Open Call for National and International Artists

Blue Star Gallery in San Antonio. Application Period April 1 – May 31, 2017

 

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Southlake’s 18th Annual Art in the Square Festival | April 28-30

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Art in the Square is Southlake’s annual, juried art festival. Art in the Square is an annual fundraising event coordinated by the Southlake Women’s Club with proceeds designated for various local charities. A three day art festival, the event is free to the public and offers over 140 national and local unique artists, children’s arts and crafts, and ongoing entertainment.

“Color Your World” is the theme of this 18th annual Art in the Square.

Since its beginning in 2000, the festival has risen in the ranks to become the 8th best fine arts festival in the United States, according to the well-known ArtsFair Sourcebook.

Festival Highlights

The weekend art show features:

  • A fantastic Kid’s Zone
  • Live music
  • More than 145 renowned artists
  • Tasty food and drink selections

More Information

For more information on this event, visit the Art in the Square website.

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Calls for artists around Texas & neighboring states

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Calls for artists — competitions, art festivals, exhibit space, public art, etc.


 

 

Midtown Art in the Park 2017 Houston, Texas
DEADLINE: 2/15/2017

Fee (Non-Refundable Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 4/1/2017 – 4/1/2017

Midtown Art in the Park is held every April on the grounds of historic Elizabeth Baldwin Park in centrally located Midtown Houston. The area is known for its many attractions, including picturesque park spaces, long standing arts organizations, public art, and is a State of Texas designated Cultural Arts & Entertainment District.

For 2017, we are planning for approximately 5,000 visitors to join us in a beautiful wooded park just blocks away from transportation options and major freeways.

This event is coordinated and underwritten by the Midtown Cultural Arts & Entertainment District.

Our goals include:

  • Coordinating a well organized festival.
  • Produce a good experience for both artists and visitors.
  • Provide a clean and well maintained environment for exhibiting fine artists and fine craftsmen.
  • Creatively market to a wide range of potential buyers.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, April  1, 2017
The rain date is scheduled for Saturday, April 8, 2017
***If both of these dates are inclement weather days NO OTHER date will be selected for the 2017 Spring Festival Season.


 

Call for Exhibition Proposals for 2 locations at the College of the Mainland

College of the Mainland Art Gallery is now accepting proposals for installations/exhibitions for:
• Main Gallery
• J. Palmer Exhibition Space
All media is accepted, and site-specific installation is also encouraged.

Submission Guidelines:
Email the following to mgray@com.edu or save these to a CD and mail it to the gallery address, College of the Mainland Art Gallery, 1200 Amburn Rd. Texas City, TX 77591. (The CD will not be returned):
• 10-15 jpegs of sample works
• Artist statement
• CV or resume
• Proposal (optional)

Artist talk/Art lecture:
An artist talk or art lecture may be planned during the exhibition period.

Delivery/ Pick up of works:
The artist will be responsible for the delivery and pick up of the artworks unless otherwise arranged. If it is an installation work, the artist will be responsible for the installation. Some honorarium is available to assist the cost of delivery/shipping.

Liability:
Main Gallery:
The artworks are insured from door to door.
J. Palmer Exhibition Space:
All works are handled with professional manner, and all the exhibition spaces are closely monitored by the campus police. However, College of the Mainland will not be responsible for any damage or loss. If insurance is desired, it must be arranged by the artist while the artwork is in transit and for the duration of the exhibition.

Dimensions:
See the dimensions at www.com.edu/gallery

Contact:
Mayuko Ono Gray, COM Art Gallery director

Email: mgray@com.edu
Website: www.com.edu/gallery
Facebook: www.facebook.com/comartgallery

 


 

Name of Call: Texas State University Health Professions Building #1
Budget: $246,750
Deadline: 2/15/17Texas State University invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and fabricate two-dimensional or three-dimensional artwork for the interior walls of a new building on its Round Rock, TX campus. Multiple awards as well as large scale pieces and works in series will be considered and awarded. The site is a new facility for health professions and will be utilized by Texas State health profession students, faculty, and staff, as well as community members visiting active physical therapy, speech-language-hearing, and sleep clinics.


Name of Call: Texas State University; University Events Center 

Budget: $267,350
Deadline: 2/15/17Texas State University invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and fabricate an exterior public sculpture on its San Marcos, TX campus. The site is an expansion of the University Events Center.


 

Celebration of the Arts 2017 (COA)Midland, Texas
OPEN DATE: 2/2/2017
DEADLINE: 3/15/2017

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 5/5/2017 – 5/7/2017

Celebration of the Arts, (COA) now in its 34th year, has been totally re-imagined for 2017, and will take place at the Wall Street Lofts and Main Street in downtown, Midland, Texas. COA benefits the Arts Council of Midland. COA is the longest running, annual event held in downtown Midland. COA has a strong reputation locally – with community support year after year – and draws out of town visitors. Fine Art is the centerpiece of the festival. COA also hosts local entertainers; non-profit arts organizations; a range of children’s activities; regional writers as well as food; and special events each year. Friday night, May 5, a Premier Party showcasing visual artists is an annual party for art lovers; Saturday & Sunday, May 6 – May 7, artists are the focal point of weekend activities for children and adults alike, with many family attractions.
$3,500 Prize money for 2017:

First Place $1,500
Second Place $1,000
Third Place $750
Honorable Mention $250
Award-winning artists from COA 2016 will automatically be accepted into COA 2017. (coupon code AWARD) 2016 winners must submit an application for space reservation by deadline and are required to pay applicable booth fees; not application fees.

Covington Three Rivers Art Festival 2017 Covington, Louisiana
OPEN DATE: 2/8/2017
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.


Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, 45th International Art Show
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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
City: Brownsville
State: Texas
Fee: $40.00
Event Dates: 3/22/2017 – 4/5/2017
Entry Deadline: 2/15/17

Welcome to the 45th International Art Show, with a total of $4,500 in PRIZES this year, a traditional and inspiring exhibit unites talented and creative artists. We are honored to host such an important event at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Color, technique, spirit, interpretation and passion vibrate in the artist and artwork to celebrate this world-class exhibit.


Alameda Recreation Center/Library
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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Unspecified
City: El Paso
State: Texas
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 2/24/17
Days remaining to deadline: 17The City of El Paso’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s (MCAD) Public Art Program and the El Paso Parks and Libraries are pleased to invite professional artists/teams living in the United States to submit qualifications for a percent-for-art commission for the Alameda Recreation Center/Library.The project is seeking an artist who will work with the design team and the El Paso Parks and Libraries to identify appropriate sites and applications for public art and to subsequently design, fabricate and install artwork at the site.


Lomaland Recreation Center/Library

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Unspecified
City: El Paso
State: Texas
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 2/24/17

The City of El Paso’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s (MCAD) Public Art Program and the El Paso Parks and Libraries are pleased to invite professional artists/teams living in the United States to submit qualifications for a percent-for-art commission for the Lomaland Recreation Center/Library.

The project is seeking an artist who will work with the design team and the El Paso Parks and Libraries to identify appropriate sites and applications for public art and to subsequently design, fabricate and install artwork at the site.


 

Messina Hof Wine Label Competition 2017

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
City: College Station
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00
Entry Deadline: 3/3/17
Days remaining to deadline: 24Calling all Texas artists! Want to see your artwork featured on a bottle of wine? Enter the 2017 Messina Hof Wine Label Competition! The winning piece will be proudly displayed on a special run of Messina Hof wine bottles, plus cash prizes for the top three artists. This competition is open to all artists over the age of 21 residing in Texas. Entries may be any 2D medium including but not limited to: watercolor, oil, pastel, pencil, acrylic, collage, multimedia, and digital art.The theme of the 2017 competition is “Celebration!” Messina Hof is celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2017 – so what better way to celebrate than with theme of “Celebration!” When searching for inspiration, think of everyday celebrations, not just holidays or anniversaries. The small moments in life that bring quiet tears of joy or shared bursts of laughter. Draw memories… paint milestones… create a masterpiece!

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


3rd Annual Dirty South Cup Call & Competition
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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
City: Alexandria
State: Louisiana
Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 4/8/2017 – 5/28/2017
Entry Deadline: 2/17/17
Days remaining to deadline: 10Give us your best mug, cup or tea bowl!  River Oaks Square Arts Center is looking for a few good cups to include in its’ 3rd Annual Dirty South Cup Call and Competition.   We are looking for ceramic vessels (mugs, cups, tea bowls) that encompass exemplary creativity, experimentation and imagination, showcasing what can be accomplished with ceramics.   Up to 125 artists will be chosen for this inspiring Southern event, because we all need a good mug for our tea and coffee and if not, we always need a good conversation piece!



30th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
City: Lake Charles
State: Louisiana
Fee: $35.00
Entry Deadline: 2/20/17

MEDIA SPECIFICATIONS Work in any medium using paper as a component part is eligible. Artwork, including frame, should not exceed 40” in any dimension.

JUROR Gia Hamilton, Director, Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans

ELIGIBILITY Open to all artists living in the United States. All artwork should be original and completed in the last two years.

AWARDS $3,000 will be available for the purchase of works for the McNeese State University Works On Paper Permanent Collection.


Art Springs 2017
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Call Type: Festivals

Eligibility: Regional
City: Hot Springs
State: Arkansas
Fee: $20.00
Entry Deadline: 2/17/17

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 Arkansas 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 6 and 10 am4 pm on Sunday, May 7, 2017.


 

 

Splendora Gardens is proud to present:
“THE FLOWER SHOW @ Splendora Gardens”
(an open call, every artist gets in art show about Flowers)
located in the beautiful and historic studio of James Surls and Charmaine Locke:
26041 Midline Road, Cleveland, TX 77328
March 25th, 2017 – April 23rd, 2017
Through their quiet beauty and grave symbolism, flowers continually capture the imagination and inspire the passions of artists. Many delight in the delicacy of petals illuminated by a late spring sun, animated by a gentle wind. The complex play of light, color, value, and texture compel the brush and the pen, the lyric and the tone. Others render flowers and gardens, and the myriad elements that complete them, as metaphors for the most profound aspects of human existence. They emerge out of the verdant mire to denote rebirth, fertility, peace, prosperity, purity, and as Juan Ferret notes in “The Power of Flowers,” spiritual liberation from earthly impulses.
Flowers give voice to our feelings. They adorn our most sacred ceremonies and grace our bodies in life’s important moments. They serve as gifts to our closest loved ones and those we wish to draw closer, and memorials to those we will miss. They embellish the commonplace, bringing joy to families on city windowsills and in country planters. And while coloring our days with vibrant and subtle hues, flowers also nourish new life; the flower’s highest value lies in its interactions in the complex of nature. It is a node, a point of collection, of both beauty and purpose. The dynamic essence of an organism, the flower reaches towards the sun as a lofty realization of its inverse, the root. And as one instant within a larger environment, whether garden or wilderness, it provides sustenance to other organisms. The garden in turn provides sanctuary from the commotion of life. Restful meditation or deep contemplation await those willing to release themselves into the order and elation of the garden, however modest. Although an invention, a vibrant balance of science and aesthetics, the garden symbolizes paradise, creation, and the perfection of nature.
Splendora Gardens is pleased to invite artists of all kinds to submit works to be exhibited, presented, or performed at “The Flower Show.” Whichever discipline you work within, no matter your level of “achievement,” or age, we are calling for works that express your unique interpretation of the theme of “flowers” and/or “gardens.” There will be no juror; every piece submitted will be shown. You are welcome to send visual art, read original poetry or prose, perform a song, or anything else for that matter. You can exhibit or perform works you’ve already created or make something new.
Scheduled visual artists (so far): James Surls, Charmaine Locke, Daniel Johnston, The Wheeler Bro’s, Ruby Surls, Alton Dulaney, and you…

• All artists can submit one piece each ready to hang or display. (Not to exceed 36” in any direction). Unframed works are ok and will be tacked to the wall.
• Artists can hand deliver works to Splendora Gardens during their normal business hours (10am-2pm Thursday-Sunday)…

Or send them directly to:
SPLENDORA GARDENS
c/o THE FLOWER SHOW
26041 Midline Rd.
Cleveland, TX 77328
Please include pre-paid shipping label for the return of the work. We will ship work back the week after the show comes down.
Send questions or performance submissions to: Jeffrey_Wheeler@hotmail.com
DEADLINE FOR ALL ART OR PERFORMANCE SUBMISSIONS:
Sunday, March 20, 2017, 5pm
“The FLOWER show” opening celebrations:
March 25th, 2017, 6pm-?
Exhibition/Concert/Dance Party
March 26th, 2017, 12-5pm
12:30-2:00 Old school pot-luck lunch hosted by James Surls, Charmaine Locke, and Ruby Surls
3:00-4:00 Concert by the one and only, Dickie Landry
4:15-5:00 Bryan Wheeler interviews Dickie Landry for the first Splendora Gardens live podcast


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More Deadlines Around Texas – Calls for Artists

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Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2017
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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
City: Nacogdoches, Texas
Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 4/8/2017 – 6/10/2017
Entry Deadline: 1/22/17
Exhibition Dates: April 8 – June 10, 2017.
The Juror: Benito Huerta
Awards: 1st – $2,000; 2nd – $1,000; 3rd – $500; Honorable Mentions
Eligibility: TEXAS NATIONAL COMPETITION & EXHIBITION 2017 is open to all artists working in the United States. Works may be of any medium (except video and performance). All works must be original and completed within THE LAST TWO YEARS. Works too old or two large will be disqualified. No previously submitted works will be accepted. All works must be available through the entire run of the show. Do not submit works for jury that might be sold before or shown elsewhere during the TEXAS NATIONAL 2017 show time frame. Deadline for entries is January 22, 2017. Visit us at: http://www.art.sfasu.edu/cole. Questions? email us atsfaartgalleries@sfasu.edu, or call 936-468-1131.


 

Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, 45th International Art Show
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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
City: Brownsville, Texas
Fee: $40.00
Event Dates: 3/22/2017 – 4/5/2017
Entry Deadline: 2/15/17
Welcome to the 45th International Art Show, with a total of $4,500 in PRIZES this year, a traditional and inspiring exhibit unites talented and creative artists. We are honored to host such an important event at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Color, technique, spirit, interpretation and passion vibrate in the artist and artwork to celebrate this world-class exhibit.


 

Reflections on 2016
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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
City: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 3/2/2017 – 4/15/2017
Entry Deadline: 1/27/17
For Baton Rouge, 2016 has proven to be a very difficult year. We have had shootings which have emphasized the racial tensions that mark out times. We have had record breaking floods that left people homeless or in tenuous situations, without their possessions or certainty of the future of their homes. On top of that, we are living through an election season that is causing tension in our town, state and country.

Artists through the ages have used their media to offer both veiled and overt social commentary. We are giving visual artists an opportunity to show how they are responding to the events of 2016. This is an opportunity to provide a forum for thought-provoking and insightful work.


 

Brush with Burden 2017 Art Exhibition

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
City: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Fee: $20.00
Entry Deadline: 1/20/17

The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden is an oasis for garden and nature lovers in the heart of Baton Rouge, La.  Situated on 440 acres of beautiful green space, it is one of the city’s and state’s greatest treasures.  The missAny artwork thation of the Burden Horticulture Society is to promote, support and enhance the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden.
Email:  BWB@burdenhorticulturesociety.com
Telephone:  (225) 763-3990, Option 0


 

30th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition
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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
City: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Fee: $35.00
Entry Deadline: 2/20/17
MEDIA SPECIFICATIONS
Work in any medium using paper as a component part is
eligible. Artwork, including frame, should not exceed 40” in any dimension.
JUROR
Gia Hamilton, Director, Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans
ELIGIBILITY
Open to all artists living in the United States. All artwork should be original and completed in the last two years.
AWARDS
$3,000 will be available for the purchase of works for the
McNeese State University Works On Paper Permanent Collection.


 

Name of Call: Take the Stage – Shakespeare on the Plaza 2017, Albuquerque, NM
Budget: $16,500
Deadline: 2/6/17

Albuquerque’s Public Art Program in collaboration with the Shakespeare on the Plaza event produced by the Vortex Theatre in collaboration with the City of Albuquerque Community Events Division, Cultural Services and the Albuquerque Convention Center Management, SMG, is pleased to sponsor TAKE THE STAGE, a national design competition for a public, interactive art installation on Civic Plaza, which will also serve as the setting for Shakespeare on the Plaza’s summer repertory of plays. The winning design will be built and administered in collaboration with Shakespeare on the Plaza, The Department of Cultural Services, SMG, and other public and private partners.



40th International Exhibition: Watercolor Art Society-Houston

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
City: Houston, Texas
Fee: $35.00
Entry Deadline: 1/20/17

Founded in 1975, the Watercolor Art Society – Houston (WAS-H) has brought the excitement of water media to the greater Houston area with exceptional exhibitions, dedicated community outreach, and teaching programs and demonstrations provided by world class instructors. With over 600 members, WAS-H has provided year-round opportunities to every level of painter – from novice to the seasoned expert. Artists and art lovers can also enjoy year-round exhibitions in the WAS-H gallery, situated in the heart of Houston’s vibrant Museum District.

This year’s event – the 40th Annual International Exhibition – will highlight the excellence of its talented members and global participants, past honorees and exceptional jurors – in an exhibition slated for March 2017. Combined with generous awards and the participation of a highly sought after Juror and Instructor, the 2017 International Exhibition is intended to promote and present outstanding talent by water media artists from around the world.


 

Art Springs 2017

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Call Type: Festivals
Eligibility: Regional
City: Hot Springs, Arkansas
Fee: $20.00
Entry Deadline: 1/20/17
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 Arkansas 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 6 and 10 am4 pm on Sunday, May 7, 2017.


 

Navasota Artist in Residency Spring 2017
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Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: International
City: Navasota, Texas
Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 2/27/2017 – 8/7/2017
Entry Deadline: 1/16/17

The City of Navasota and The Arts Council of Brazos Valley are excited to open the Spring 2017 Navasota Artists in Residence Application! 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 term of each residency is roughly six (6) months. The City of Navasota will provide amenities including internet, cable, electricity, retail space and live/work space free of charge to selected artists with the purpose of providing artists the opportunity to create and sell their work.

 


 

2017-19 Sculpture For All Competition & Exhibition
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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
City: Nacodoches, Texas
Fee: $15.00
Entry Deadline: 1/16/17
Juror: Dewane Hughes

Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Nacogdoches, Texas, is accepting
submissions from sculptors for the third installation of Sculpture For All,
a biennial outdoor exhibition and competition. Up to ten works will be
selected for display on the SFA campus, which includes one of the largest
Azalea gardens in the nation. A stipend of up to $1000 will be awarded to
each of the artists chosen. Additional cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
places will be awarded.


 

2017-2018 Boerne Art al Fresco Public Art Competition

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Call Type: Public Art
City: Boerne, Texas
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 1/15/17
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

Stipend:  $1,500 each
The City of Boerne, Texas seeks up to ten (10) outdoor sculptures for its Boerne Art al Fresco Public Art Competition.  The sculptures will be exhibited outdoors in and around the City’s downtown Historic District, The Hill Country Mile, and the Boerne Trail system.  Selected works will be loaned to the City for a period of 12 months.
Only completed, ready-to-loan artworks will be accepted.  Submissions of artwork concepts, maquettes, or models will NOT be considered.
Exhibition schedule: March 25, 2017 – March , 2018
Installation schedule:  March 22-24, 2017

 


 

Midtown Art in the Park 2017 Houston, Texas

DEADLINE: 2/15/2017
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 4/1/2017 – 4/1/2017

Midtown Art in the Park is held every April on the grounds of historic Elizabeth Baldwin Park in centrally located Midtown Houston

. The area is known for its many attractions, including picturesque park spaces, long standing arts organizations, public art, and is a State of Texas designated Cultural Arts & Entertainment District.

For 2017, we are planning for approximately 5,000 visitors to join us in a beautiful wooded park just blocks away from transportation options and major freeways.

This event is coordinated and underwritten by the Midtown

Cultural Arts & Entertainment District.

Our goals include:

  • Coordinating a well organized festival.
  • Produce a good experience for both artists and visitors.
  • Provide a clean and well maintained environment for exhibiting fine artists and fine craftsmen.
  • Creatively market to a wide range of potential buyers.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, April  1, 2017
The rain date is scheduled for Saturday, April 8, 2017
***If both of these dates are inclement weather days NO OTHER date will be selected for the 2017 Spring Festival Season.


 

Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival 29th Annual Balloon Fiesta Show – 2017 Albuquerque, New Mexico
DEADLINE: 4/1/2017

Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 10/6/2017 – 10/15/2017

Rio Grande’s Balloon Fiesta Show has endless potential to attract an affluent crowd of tourists looking for an authentic New Mexican experience – and ring in stellar sales for the 200 chosen artists & craftsmen!Now in its second year at the beautiful Sandia Resort and Casino, this long-time favorite festival will showcase a national selection of fine artists and craftsmen – in a completely unique setting.  Each October, Rio Grande’s famous “Big White Tent” becomes home to a bustling art marketplace a full acre in size!  This is the largest art event of its kind in New Mexico. The new site, set in the heart of the action at I-25 & Tramway, makes it more attractive and accessible for tourists than ever before.

The festival location equally blends the beauty of New Mexico with logistical ease for attendees.  Promoters focus on creating a successful sales environment for artists; working hard to attract affluent art buyers and bring in the crowds.  In 2016, tourist attendance increased significantly, visibility was better than ever… and having the balloons floating overhead was nothing short of ‘enchanting’!  Join in on this exciting, top-rated art festival!

RANKED #10 IN THE NATION! – SUNSHINE ARTIST MAGAZINE 2016


 

Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival 18th Annual Holiday Show 2017Albuquerque, New Mexico

DEADLINE: 4/1/2017
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 11/24/2017 – 11/26/2017

THE RIO GRANDE HOLIDAY FESTIVAL IS THE PREMIER FINE ART AND FINE CRAFT SHOW OF ITS KIND IN NEW MEXICO, TAKING PLACE OVER THE BUSIEST SHOPPING WEEKEND OF THE YEAR!Give thanks for BIG sales over Thanksgiving Weekend!  Set indoors at the historic EXPO New Mexico Fairgrounds, this well-promoted festival draws thousands of art enthusiasts, out-of-town visitors and holiday shoppers together to enjoy a completely unique and festive event!  The Rio Grande Holiday Show is a popular tradition for the city as well as the artist community; featuring the original, handmade work of of 185 juried artists and craftsmen over the busiest shopping weekend of the year!  Loyal attendees come ready to buy for their homes and the holidays, knowing they can find one-of-a-kind items for everyone on their list.  Brisk sales for artists as well as solid reputations for the promoters have kept this show ranked inSunshine Artist Magazine’s ‘Top 100 Shows’ in the nation for the past 10 years- this year it’s in the top 20!RANKED #16 IN THE NATION BY SUNSHINE ARTIST MAGAZINE!“The Rio Grande shows are well run, well promoted, and well attended!  This particular edition was no exception, coming the weekend after Thanksgiving in the middle of the holiday push, which is a great time for a show!”
– Sunshine Artist Magazine
95% of artists surveyed in 2016 gave the show’s advertising a high to perfect score!
85% of artists surveyed in 2016 reported they would participate in this show again!


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Bedford ArtsFest April 2 (including Trinity Arts Guild artists)

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In collaboration with the Bedford Cultural Commission, the City of Bedford presents ArtsFest, an event to promote and celebrate the arts in Bedford. This family friendly festival will feature artists, musicians and performers who contribute to the vibrant heritage of the North Texas region. Enjoy an assortment of food vendors, musical entertainers and art of all shapes and sizes at the historic Boys Ranch Park. In years past, the city has seen a tremendous outpouring of residents and guests supporting this endeavor and we hope to continue with the tradition. In the heart of the city’s cultural district, the fourth annual Bedford ArtsFest will take place April 2, 2016 at the Bedford Boys Ranch Park. The Bedford ArtsFest is a single-day event that adds vibrancy to mid-cities by creating opportunities for people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to celebrate the arts of North Texas. http://www.bedfordtx.gov/artsfest/

Admission: Free to Attend
Dates: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Times: 10:00a.m. – 8:00p.m.
Where: Boys Ranch Park, 2801 Forest Ridge Drive Bedford, TX 76021
What: The 4th Annual Bedford ArtsFest, featuring Juried Art Selections, Local and Regional Craft Vendors, an Emerging Arts Display, Family Arts Activities, Live Music & Entertainment and Craft Beer & Wine sales.


 

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Trinity Arts Guild will have a booth inside the festival hosted by TAG artists. Art for sale! You may also purchase Raffle tickets there for the Raffle paintings – this is a fundraiser for TAG.

Demonstrations by artists will be given at the TAG Gallery (ArtsNet building). In addition, TAG artists are participating in teaching arts and crafts at the Kids’ Creativity Room. Plus many TAG artists have their own booths at the ArtsFest.

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Blackland Prairie Artisan and Fibre Faire

 

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BLACKLAND PRAIRIE ARTISANS AND FIBRE FAIRE

CONTACT: Debra Spears Greta Morgan

Cell:  469.628.7419 214.693-9975

dasspears@att.net greta.morgan1952@gmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“VINTAGE ARTS BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE”

Denison, Texas – IT IS THAT TIME AGAIN AND THE EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING……The Fourth Annual Blackland Prairie Artisan and Fibre Faire will take place at Texoma Exposition and Livestock Show Grounds at Loy Lake Park on October 17 and 18, 2015.

This festival is an annual event that brings together artists from Texas and surrounding states to sell their creations and the tools of their trade in a festival atmosphere.  In addition to shopping, attendees will be treated to free demonstrations by skilled artisans in what are considered by many to be “lost arts” such as spinning, weaving, rug-hooking, soap-making, wood carving, indigo dying, silk reeling and more.  The event is designed to engage the community.  Over 35+ artisans (returning favorites and new ones) will be offering their products including baskets, pottery, textiles, carvings, and jewelry.

In addition, musical entertainment will be provided by Bud Rager (the “Singing Son of Gun”), Stacey Whitson and the band, Not Together.  The Faire will have a designated location for the public to drop off knitted/crocheted items such as hats and scarves that will be donated to The Grayson County Shelter.

The festival and all demonstrations are free.  It is put on annually by the Blackland Prairie Artisan and Fibre Faire Committee, a group of experienced business owners, farmers, and fiber artists who share the common goal of promoting the arts in North Texas, and who have a wide range of experience and expertise in all areas of fiber production and use.

For additional information and a list of participating vendors and times of demonstrations, please go to www.bpaff.com. Flyer: BlacklandFlyer2015

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Art City Austin April 12 & 13

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For one weekend in April 2014 we turn the center of downtown Austin into a wonderful celebration of art, culture, and creativity. www.artallianceaustin.org

Get ready for Austin’s iconic arts festival that transforms the streets of downtown. The celebration of art, culture and creativity will take place April 12 & 13, 2014 along Austin’s Cesar Chavez Street and 2ND Street District with art of all kinds.

Art City Austin features an outdoor art fair of nationally recognized artists,  local food trailers, beer and cocktails, live music on the main stage and interactive projects for kids of all ages. Downtown’s art festival brings the community together to celebrate Austin’s vibrant creative culture.

More than 120 temporary outdoor galleries are set against the streets, plazas, and green spaces along Cesar Chavez where the award-winning Austin City Hall rests on the banks of Lady Bird Lake. Featuring work in mediums ranging from paint and photography, metal and wood, sculpture and paper, fiber and succulents, meet more than 100 artists exhibiting at the outdoor art fair in the 2ND Street District, Austin’s flourishing and hip downtown retail and cultural district.

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