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Calls for Artists Around Texas


Round Top Winterfest 2018Round Top, Texas
DEADLINE: 11/15/2017

Fee (Application Jury Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 2/9/2018 – 2/11/2018

Round Top WinterFest at The Compound 2018
Join us for our second annual Round Top WinterFest at the Compound. WinterFest is being held in three barn-like buildings, one of which is climate controlled. There will be music and food all weekend, and a special Opening Preview Party on Friday evening, February 9th. Part of the proceeds from the opening party will go to fund Arts in Rural Texas (ARTS) and selected arts programs within Fayette County.


Tulsa International Mayfest 2018Tulsa, Oklahoma
OPEN DATE: 11/1/2017
DEADLINE: 1/31/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 5/17/2018 – 5/20/2018

Tulsa International Mayfest is now seeking applicants from fine artists and crafts people wishing to show at Mayfest. This lively event is located in the heart of historic downtown Tulsa, nestled among world-renowned art deco buildings, close to the BOK center, and the vibrant night life of the Tulsa Arts District.”

Artists at Tulsa International Mayfest have a history of strong sales. Created to promote the visual and musical arts, our four-day Tulsa tradition invites approximately 100 fine artists to exhibit their work. Entries are professionally judged according to strict guidelines.

Mayfest is an outdoor tribute to the arts and is a family-oriented event created to promote a broader knowledge of and appreciation for visual and musical arts.  Offering a wide variety of medium, aesthetics, and price points, this event is suited for serious art connoisseurs, as well as casual art lovers.   Scheduled for May 17-20, 2018.  Tulsa International Mayfest is set to be Tulsa’s first festival of the season, and will feature a variety of arts including dance, music, and visual arts. Always one of the major highlights of spring, Mayfest 2018 will feature some of the very best in both visual and performance arts from around the US.


Name of Call: TTUHSC El Paso Medical Science Building II
Eligibility:
Budget: $790,000
Deadline: 11/16/17

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create a site-specific exterior installation to be placed in front of the new Medical Science Building II, located at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center campus in El Paso, TX. Construction of the facility will be completed by March 2019.


 

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.


Name of Call: Art Park 21, Albuquerque, NM
Eligibility: Unlimited
Budget: $0
Deadline: 11/15/17

The Art Park 21 team and the Open Space Visitor Center in Albuquerque invite artists/artisans to submit a proposal/concept for a temporary outdoor installation with an eco-centric theme. This is a three stage process: (1) Register by November 15th 2017 (2) Initial concept proposals/concepts submitted by –January 15th, 2018, exhibit opens March 3rd, 2018 (3) Developed temporary outdoor installations on the grounds of the center, 2019 Note: Artists and teams that are included in the exhibit of concepts are not required to produce the temporary outdoor installation.


Name of Call: Austin Art In Public Places Pre-Qualified Local Artist Pool (2017-19)
Eligibility: County: TX: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson
Budget: $0
Deadline: 11/27/17

The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department seeks exceptional emerging and established public artists working in a variety of visual media and artistic approaches for its 2017-2019 Local Pre-Qualified Artist Pool. Selected artists or artist teams from the Pool may be contracted to design and fabricate potential public artworks for eligible Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) of various scopes, timelines, and budgets throughout the City of Austin. Certain projects may offer opportunities for an artist to work as part of the sponsor project design team.

Possible artwork opportunities include but are not limited to public art construction projects involving the following City departments: Austin Transportation, Parks and Recreation, Austin Public Health Department, Austin Public Library, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and the Austin Convention Center.


Name of Call: Austin Art In Public Places Pre-Qualified National Artist Pool (2017-19)
Eligibility: Country: United States
Budget: $0
Deadline: 11/27/17

The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department (EDD) seeks exceptional established public artists working in a variety of visual media and artistic approaches for its 2017-2019 Pre-Qualified National Artist Pool. Selected artists or artist teams from the Pool may be contracted to design and fabricate artwork for eligible Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) of various scopes, timelines, and budgets throughout the City of Austin. Certain projects may offer opportunities for an artist to work as part of the sponsor project design team.

The City of Austin’s five year Capital Improvement Plan includes, but is not limited to, construction projects involving the following City departments: Austin Transportation, Parks and Recreation, Austin Public Health Department, Austin Public Library, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and the Austin Convention Center. Examples of recently commissioned City of Austin Art in Public Places projects include CAW by Christian Moeller for the new Central Library, Power Picket by NADAAA for the Seaholm District, Time Lines by MikYoung Kim and Tadarida (working title) by Janet Echelman for the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.


33rd Annual International Exhibition
(UT Tyler)
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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 AnnualConroe 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: 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 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: 12/10/17
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.


14th Annual Sculpture Garden
Wichita Falls TX
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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.


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.


Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2018
Nacogdoches, TX
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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

 


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
Wichita Falls TX
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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Jurying Fee)
Entry Deadline: 2/1/18
Days remaining to deadline: 82
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.


Skyline Art Services General Submissions for Artist 2016-17

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Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: Rolling

Skyline Art Services welcomes submissions from artists interested in working with us. We wish to add artists to our roster so that our projects are fresh and unique to each client’s needs.

Typical media that we work with include, but not limited to: painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media works in two dimensions or three dimensions. Most often, dimensional works are wall-hanging, but we also seek artists creating floor-standing work, mobiles, and kinetic sculpture. We will accept submissions in ceramic, glass, metal, paper, and textile. We also seek work in digital and new media.

 

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May Fair Arts Festival 2017 Norman, Oklahoma
DEADLINE: 4/21/2017

Fee (application fee- non-refundable): $25.00
Event Dates: 5/6/2017 – 5/7/2017

SATURDAY, May 6, 9am – 6pm | SUNDAY, MAY 7, 11am – 5pm
May Fair Arts Festival is a program of Assistance League® of Norman and is their gift to the community, now in it’s 44th year. Assistance League is a non‐profit organization serving the Norman community by giving time & financial support to a variety of philanthropic programs to help improve our community and the people in it. During 2015, chapter members provided more than 13,000 hours of volunteer service.


 

Nü Iron Age
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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
City: New Orleans
State: Louisiana
Fee: $35.00
Entry Deadline: 4/21/17

Blacksmiths: Those that shape steel through fire and force. The blacksmith has often taken a backseat in the realm of modern art and design, deferring instead to function and tradition.  The last 2 decades have seen a new generation of blacksmith’s evolve.  They express openness, with a desire to engage with the art and design world. By organizing a show of contemporary forged iron work, we aim connect blacksmithing with a wider conversation – One of contemporary art, craft and metal work. This show will create a platform for relevant work within a fresh context.


 

Prospectus #242 NMSU Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center
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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
City: Santa Fe
State: New Mexico
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 4/14/17
Days remaining to deadline: 10

The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee at New Mexico State University (NMSU) seek an artist or artist team to create an interior, site-specific commission project in the Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center (HLULC) on the main campus of NMSU in Las Cruces, NM. Professional artists working in the United States and demonstrating a level of experience that is commensurate with the project scope and budget are invited to submit qualifications to this project opportunity. A total of $180,500 is available for the project inclusive of all costs, taxes and fees.


After Dark 6
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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
City: Taos
State: New Mexico
Fee: $40.00
Entry Deadline: 4/27/17

After Dark 6 is a show celebrating darkness and the varied reactions emblematic to this subject matter…nighttime, dark humor, dark fantasies, dark matter, etc. Greg Moon Art of Taos hosts this national show with guest jurors Matt Kennedy (La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles) and Stuart Ashman (Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe). The show will run June 24th – July 15th with an opening reception on the 24th. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media, fiber arts, glass, digital printed media, and assemblage. Entry deadline is midnight April 27th.


Name of Call: Asian American Monument, Bernalillo County – ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Budget: $265,000
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 budgeted for $265,000 in honor of the landmark civil rights ruling from Territory v Yee Shun (1882) which affirmed the competency of Chinese Americans to testify in court and have their testimony accepted.


 

Name of Call: 300 TriArt Program RFP, San Antonio, Texas

Budget: $0
Deadline: 4/14/17

The San Antonio Tricentennial, through the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture, seeks proposals from community artists and art agencies for pop-up art projects to occur during 2018, the year of the city’s 300th anniversary. The intent of the 300 TriArt Program is to inspire a diverse range of art throughout San Antonio and Bexar County that reflects local culture and history. Through these temporary and permanent projects, locals and visitors alike will experience a mixture of art in a variety of expressions that reflects the vibrant pulse of the community. “The 300 TriArt Program will produce a diversity of art in our community that is accessible and open to the public,” said Faith Radle of Three Chord Media and member of the Tricentennial Commission. “We encourage both seasoned and emerging artists to embrace the tricentennial anniversary and create expressive works that showcase the culture, history, and unique beauty of San Antonio and Bexar County.” All art types (visual, literary, performance, filmmaking, etc.) and media will be considered for the program, and each project should be site-specific for a location open to the community. Arts partners are encouraged to implement their projects in non-traditional art venues to highlight unique and creative spaces in San Antonio. The projects that are ultimately selected will be reflective of the city and county’s rich heritage, taking into account our 300 years of history, and encouraging active community participation. The 300 TriArt Program will incite creative passion in the community and create a cultural legacy that commemorates the tricentennial anniversary. Individual awards granted through the 300 TriArt Program range from $1,000 to $20,000, with a total of $300,000 available to support local artistic talent. Proposal submissions are due on Friday, April 14, 2017 by 10 a.m. CST. Community, arts, and cultural organizations and artists that operate, work, or live in Bexar County can find the complete RFP at http://www.sanantonio.gov/purchasing/biddingcontract/opportunities and www.sanantonio300.org


 

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Name of Call: Luminaria 2017, Contemporary Arts Festival, San Antonio, TX

Budget: $100,000
Deadline: 5/10/17

San Antonio’s multi-arts festival is scheduling programming from November 9th-11th, with the epic night festival on Friday, November 10, 2017. Luminaria invites you, your gallery, your collective, or other creative organization to submit work for this highly competitive showcase. Submit your proposal by May 10th to be part of this edgy celebration of contemporary arts in downtown San Antonio, Texas.

Project Proposals will be evaluated on their overall professionalism, creativity, originality, and innovation. There is only one application form to submit, whether your work is visual, performance, literary, musical, environmental, fashion, comedy, film, dance or a combination of artistic genres. Cross-discipline works are encouraged. All artists are required to be present at the festival and open to interacting with the public.

All works must be created specifically for Luminaria, unless Luminaria is also its Texas or US premiere. Art work sales are not permitted at the festival.

All proposals must be submitted via this online application process.

 


 

Ruidoso Art Festival 2017

 – Ruidoso, New Mexico
DEADLINE: 4/7/2017

Fee (Application Fee, non refundable.): $40.00
Event Dates: 7/21/2017 – 7/23/2017

The Ruidoso Art Festival is in its 46th year and is a perfect reason in the perfect season for artists, art lovers and collectors to escape to the mountains!  This event draws at least 5,000 people over the 3 day period and is held the fourth weekend of July each year. Featuring the works of over 100 Artists from a variety of art disciplines, it is an event not to be missed!  We hope you will consider participating in this outstanding art show.

Nestled in the cool mountain pines of southern New Mexico, in Lincoln County, Ruidoso offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of our hectic lives. Our beautiful alpine setting is surrounded by over one million acres of wilderness and national forest.  Ruidoso’s cool, mild summer creates an irresistible atmosphere and draws thousands of visitors wanting to escape the hotter climates.

Lincoln County, New Mexico is home to The All American Futurity (the world’s richest Quarter Horse race), The Mescalero Apache Native American Tribe (owners of the beautiful Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino and Ski Apache Ski Resort), Historical Fort Stanton (one time housed the Buffalo Soldiers of the Civil War Era), Smokey Bear Historical Park and Museum (where the famed bear is buried) as well as Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid; (much of that history is located in the historical town of Lincoln, NM).  Rich in history coupled with wonderfully diverse cultures, Ruidoso, New Mexico is truly one of the best places to be!

 


 

 

Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival 29th Annual Balloon Fiesta Show – 2017

 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
DEADLINE: 4/1/2017

Fee (Required Fee. Only one fee, whether applying for single wknd. or both wknds.): $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


 

 

Name of Call: Gateway to Downtown – Odessa, TX

Budget: $100,000
Deadline: 5/1/17

The Odessa Council for the Arts & Humanities (OCA&H) invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and fabricate a significant piece to enhance the structure on the corner of 8th street and Maple avenue, know colloquially as the ‘Cloth World Sign.’ This piece will be an addition to the City of Odessa’s public art collection.


 

Name of Call: University Health System, The Dr. Robert L. M. Hilliard Center Lobby, San Antonio, Texas

Budget: $30,000
Deadline: 4/23/17

University Health System is pleased to announce a call for artists to be considered for inclusion in our new clinic, The Dr. Robert L. M. Hilliard Center. Dr. Hilliard, who passed away in 2014, had deep and profound ties to San Antonio’s East Side community where he practiced throughout his life — delivering more than 14,000 babies. He also had deep ties with University Health System and the San Antonio Housing Authority, the two organizations that came together to build this state-of-the-art medical facility on the city’s East Side.

Artists in this call are being considered to create a hanging or wall mural art installation for a large two story atrium lobby that will greet patients and the public in the new space. The 12,000 square foot building will have general health care outpatient services, with focus on pediatric and women’s health services.

Artists are asked to create a welcoming, colorful, engaging art work that related to any of the following: human form, nature, color, cultural diversity, abstract shapes, and history. The goal within our University Health System, “Salud-Arte: Art of Healing” program is to create a peaceful, positive distraction environment for patients and their families.

Installation and completion is scheduled for the week of November 13, 2017.


 

City of El Paso Art Windows
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City: El Paso
State: Texas
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 3/31/17

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) in collaboration with El Paso International Airport (EPIA) seek to establish a pool of artists or artist teams from the Greater El Paso area for consideration in upcoming exhibits for Art Windows. The Art Windows program will introduce artists to our community and provide them with valuable exposure and gallery space for temporary exhibitions.

Art Windows provides an exhibit space for local artists to display their work for a three month period. The designated space is intended to showcase El Paso as an international cultural destination through high quality art and visual experiences.


 

Prospectus #242 NMSU Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center
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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
City: Santa Fe
State: New Mexico
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 4/14/17

The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee at New Mexico State University (NMSU) seek an artist or artist team to create an interior, site-specific commission project in the Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center (HLULC) on the main campus of NMSU in Las Cruces, NM. Professional artists working in the United States and demonstrating a level of experience that is commensurate with the project scope and budget are invited to submit qualifications to this project opportunity. A total of $180,500 is available for the project inclusive of all costs, taxes and fees.

 

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Calls for Artists – Texas & Neighboring States

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Calls for artists – exhibits, art competitions, residencies, festivals, and public art. Compiled from the entry services CaFe (callforentry.org) and Zapp (zapplication.org). Both services are free for artists to join and both provide email updates on calls for their users.

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Deadlines for these calls are coming up soon, so check them out!

 


 

Celebration of the Arts 2016 (COA)

Midland, Texas
DEADLINE: 3/1/2016
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 5/6/2016 – 5/8/2016

This weekend tribute to the visual and performing arts is designed to benefit the entire community, to increase tourism, and to raise funds for Arts Council’s operating budget. COA includes a Friday evening Preview Party (typical attendance is 500 people); Festival activities, 65 visual artists, Arts Experience area for children and people of all ages with hands-on activities, take away projects, demonstrations and displays and performance stages.

$3500 Prize money for 2016:

First Place $1500
Second Place $1000
Third Place $750
Honorable Mention $250
Award-winning artists will be automatically accepted into COA 2017. (coupon code AWARD)
Artist must submit an application for space reservation by deadline and are required to pay applicable booth fees.


 

The SHOW

1042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs, Texas
DEADLINE: 7/1/2016

Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 10/22/2016 – 10/23/2016

The Artists Alliance of the Hill Country (AAHC) is spotlighting 60 juried artists at The SHOW as a two-day Fine Art Event from 10 AM to 6 PM.  Artists will display their work in a 12,000 square foot air-conditioned room 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, and social media throughout Texas. The website page dedicated to The SHOW will be www.TheShowSpotlight.com


 

 

Lubbock Arts Festival 2016 – 38th Annual

Lubbock, Texas
DEADLINE: 3/1/2016
Jury Fee: $20.00
Event Dates: 4/15/2016 – 4/17/2016

Come give Lubbock a try!  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 3 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 31st 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.

We want you to join us at the 38th Annual Lubbock Arts Festival, April 15-17, 2016.

Show venue is completely indoors (Lubbock Memorial Civic Center) with 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.

 


 

2016 Santa Fe Plein Air Festival
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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
City: Santa Fe
State: New Mexico
Fee: $45.00
Entry Deadline: 2/28/16
Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) will host the Fourth Annual Santa Fe Plein Air Festival in the Land of Enchantment. Fifty (50) artists will be selected to participate in a seven day event from Friday, June 3 through Friday, June 10, around Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico (within a defined zone). InArt Gallery will display the participants’ best two works along with special award winners. The show will hang through July 4. Daily guided paintouts will be provided for those who want to paint in a group setting. Events will include a Kick Off Fiesta, an Enchanted Skies Award Event, Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony.

Over $17,000 in awards available. Participants will need to become PAPNM members to participate.

Frank LaLumia will be the Judge of Awards and will offer a four-day workshop, “Two Big Concepts” after the paintout – June 10-13 (separate registration fee applies).


 

Art Springs 2016
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Call Type: Festivals
Eligibility: Regional
City: Hot Springs
State: Arkansas
Fee: $20.00
Entry Deadline: 2/26/16

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 7 and 11 am – 4 pm on Sunday, May 8, 2016.


El Paso Eastside Regional Park Plaza
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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
City: El Paso
State: Texas
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 2/26/16
The City of El Paso’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) Public Art Program and Parks and Recreation Department seeks to commission a professional artist to design and develop a public art piece for the Plaza as the first phase for the Eastside Regional Park.

The City of El Paso is working with the design consultants to develop the design of the Eastside Regional Park Community Center/Natatorium, and seeks a professional artist with proven experience in developing public art to join the design team.


 

Prospectus #235 Fantase Fest 2016
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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Local
City: Santa Fe
State: New Mexico
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 2/29/16
Number of Applications Allowed: 20

The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and Creative Santa Fe seek artists or artist teams to create a site-specific temporary commission projects in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 


Prospectus #238 Currents New Media Festival 2016
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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
City: Santa Fe
State: New Mexico
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 3/1/16

The Art in Public Places Program (AIPP) of New Mexico Arts (NMA) and Parallel Studios seek artists or artist teams to create outdoor new media installations and/or architectural mapping installations as temporary commissioned projects in the Santa Fe Railyard Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico for the opening weekend, June 10-12, of the 2016 Currents New Media Festival, June 10-26.
http://currentsnewmedia.org/
The Art in Public Places program enriches New Mexico’s public spaces through an innovative and diverse public art collection.


 

Oso Bay Biennial XIX: Design Symposium + Juried Show
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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
City: Corpus Christi
State: Texas
Fee: $35.00
Entry Deadline: 3/1/16
Hosted bi-annually at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, the Oso Bay Biennial XIX International Juried Show brings together the best and brightest in visual communication. James Victore, juror. $1,000 cash prize for best in show professional, $500 best in show student. Entries accepted January 27-March 1, 2016. A variety of categories are open to participants, click here to see the entire list:  http://www.osobayxix.com/juriedshow/


Messina Hof Wine Label Competition 2016
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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
City: College Station
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00
Entry Deadline: 3/4/16

Calling all Texas artists! Want to see your artwork featured on a bottle of wine? Enter the 2016 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 2016 competition is “Renaissance”. The European Renaissance occurred between the 14th and 17th century, during which advances in art and science flourished – both of which happen to be necessities for winemaking!

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.


Farmington Museum Gateway to Imagination
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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
City: Farmington
State: New Mexico
Fee: $45.00
Event Dates: 5/7/2016 – 7/9/2016
Entry Deadline: 3/12/16
Attention artists!  Get your work prepared for entry into the 2016 Gateway to Imagination: A National Juried Art Competition.  The show will take place at the Farmington Museum from Saturday, May 7 – Saturday, July 9, 2016.  All media accepted, open to artists 18 years and older, artwork must have been completed after January 1, 2015.  This annual show attracts fine artists from across the country and will feature approximately 100 accepted works of art, including paintings, watercolors, sculptures, photographs, and mixed media.  The show will award up to $4,650 in cash prizes. The cost of entry is $45 for a total of three works of art. The entry deadline is March 12, 2016.


The Paseo 2016
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Call Type: Festivals
Eligibility: International
City: Taos
State: New Mexico
Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 9/23/2016 – 9/24/2016
Entry Deadline: 3/15/16
Days remaining to deadline: 21
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

The PASEO is a festival dedicated to bringing the art of installation, performance and projection to the streets of Taos, New Mexico, engaging the community in the art making process. This two-day outdoor event, set in the high desert of Taos, New Mexico, is in its third year, and scheduled for Friday and Saturday evening, September 23rd and 24th, 2016.

The PASEO is seeking work that is immersive, participatory, and/or will make a dynamic impact within the Taos Historic District during this evening festival, 5pm-10pm. PASEO 2015 brought 10,000 people to the streets of Taos to experience this annual celebration of the Taos Arts Festival. Artists are also invited to present at our daytime forums, lectures and learning labs (10am – 5pm).

As part of the application process new media artists are invited to submit proposals for STEMarts LAB @ The PASEO, an innovative educational program that allows schools, youth and their families to become part of the STEM-art making process at The PASEO. The artists are asked to share their process of art making with the students who then perform/install at the event.

This is a juried and invited event with an entry fee. With this call, artists have the opportunity not only to be invited to present atPASEO 2016, but become eligible for invitation to opportunities for additional year-round events and collaborations.


Louisiana Percent for Art Program – Call to Artists – Nicholls State University Culinary Institute
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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
City: Baton Rouge
State: Louisiana
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 3/15/16

The Louisiana Percent for Art Program is seeking artists or artist teams to design and implement a site-specific, large-scale sculpture of original design for the exterior of the Lanny D. Ledet Culinary Building at on the Nicholls State University campus in Thibodaux, Louisiana. The artwork will be subject to direct sunlight and must be unique, permanent, discourage vandalism, and require very minimal long-term maintenance. Finalists are required to attend 2 meetings, in person, at the site in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

The project budget (inclusive of all expenses) is $70,000. The call closes March 15, 2016. This is an open call, and all eligible artists (local, national and international) are welcome to apply. This is a call for submission of samples of previous work and qualifications only.
Please read the full call for eligibility requirements and submission guidelines: http://www.crt.state.la.us/cultural-development/arts/percent-for-art/call-to-artists/index

 

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