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Bring It! An all-inclusive, impromptu group show: May 12 at the Grackle

Featuring the amazing photography of Dallas-based drummer/musician/ artist Gerard Bendiks in the main gallery.
Open to anyone. Bring up to two works*
on Saturday, May 12th starting at 6pm.
Live music, live art making, metal forging, outside installations, poetry and more.
We are itching to see what you will bring!

* please no racism, partisan politics, canvas prints, Barbie Dolls

The Grackle is not a commercial gallery. No fees, no commissions.

Submitted by Grackle Art Gallery. Email: grackleartgallery@gmail.com

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Texas Visual Arts Association: “Signs of the Unseen” call for art – deadline April 20

“Signs of the Unseen” TVAA Gallery Art Exhibition for May 2018

Signs of the Unseen: Illuminating the Divine Every Day Life.  Art has the ability to transform the mundane of everyday life into a greater awareness of the beauty of life and connection to something both within and beyond ourselves.  Whether it be seen in the beauty of creation; as in nature and the patterns of life, the awakening presence to a divinity more closely personalized to Self, a Universal connection to the source of life; or a religious personification of God or Goddess. We have the opportunity to bear witness to signs of the unseen in every day life. Open to all spiritual, religious, scientific, or agnostic walks in celebration of each artist’s unique. This is an invitation to explore the meaning that connects with you and how you share it through your artwork.

This is open to members and non-members of TVAA (Texas Visual Artists Association) with ribbons being awarded to Best of Show, 1st, 2nd 3rd place, and honorable mention.

All artwork must be wired correctly. No ½” canvases will be curated without a frame. Gallery wrapped work must have clean edges and no staples showing. Work that does not follow gallery requirements will not be hung.  If invited to the exhibition you must sign up for one sitting day during the month or pay a $25.00 sitting fee for someone to cover your day. Any work not picked up on take down day with be stored for a $5.00 a day fee and then considered abandoned after 30 days. Any artwork sold pays a 25% fee to the TVAA.

If you have further question you may contact the Gallery Director, Maegan Kirschner, at tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com. See also the TVAA website at http://tvaa.org

About the Curators:

Lauren Dickinson

“Art has woven a beautiful tapestry throughout my life. What started as   sketching portraits for fun led to taking all the art classes I could as electives in high school. Little did I know that I was opening a previously dormant fountain of creativity that carried me through high school and into art college for a number of semesters. Due to external circumstances and life events, I was unable to complete my studies at that school, although I didn’t let it stop me entirely. I received acceptance into every program I continued to apply to, including the prestigious Cornish College of Arts Visual Arts program in Seattle.  Major family events hit; life still had other plans for me at the time, and I had to let go of my dream – temporarily, as life would have it.

It has been a journey of picking up the brush again throughout the years. Inspired by love and the profound healing process I was experiencing through my healing arts career, one summer day I let go of all expectation, and just started again. Paint started randomly covering all of my old attempts at art throughout the years. I stayed with it, and unbeknownst to me at the time, I was discovering the freedom of expression of abstract art.  The wellspring of creativity, now reactivated, has overflowed onto the  canvas of my life with fluidity, vibrant color and a rediscovered  passion. Finally life has what it had been missing for so many years – a return to Art, where my heart was hiding; and could finally come out  again. Such is the promise of pursuing what is deepest in our hearts –  divine love.

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 20th  at midnight. Fees must be paid at the time of submission via the online form.  $30.00 for up to 3 images for Members and $45.00 for up to 3 images for Non-Members. Please submit up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side)  You must include your name, your e-mail address, the name of the piece, the size, medium of the work, and the selling price.



Submission Deadline for JPG’s: Date: Friday, April 20th at midnight.

Acceptance Notification:           Date: Friday, April 27th

Deliver artwork:                        Date: Saturday, May 5th between 10am and 2pm

Exhibit Open to the Public:        Date: May 7th– June 1st, Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Reception:                                Date: Saturday, May 12th, 6-9pm

Pick up artwork:                       Date: Saturday, June 2nd,  10 am – 2 pm


This show is open to TVAA members (and/or non-members).

Submitted by Maegan Kirschner. Email: maegan.kirschner@gmail.com

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Call for ART to be placed on Henderson Ave – ART ON HENDERSON 2018

Art On Henderson 2017 Winner Jeffie Brewer – Bunny, 120″x36″x36″


It is hard to believe that Art on Henderson (formerly Henderson Art Project) has been going on now for eight years.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to submit your work for 2018.

Art on Henderson (A.O.H.) is an annual event selecting 7 artists to exhibit their work for a 2 year placement on Henderson Avenue, in Dallas, Texas.

The 7 artists selected will each be awarded a $650 installation stipend and become finalists for a Juried vote.

In addition to the stipend, the winning prize money will be distributed as follows:

First Place: $3,500
Second Place: $2,500
Third Place: $1,500

Please click here for details and to download the application.

Visit artonhenderson.com to view previous winners.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Haggerty’s Open Call for Art by Graduate Students – deadline March 21

Open Call, Apply Now!
We are delighted to announce the return of our summer graduate show Onward Forward with Holly Johnson, of Holly Johnson Gallery, as this year’s juror. This exhibition will showcase work by graduate students currently enrolled in an MA or MFA degree in Dallas, Denton, and Fort Worth. The exhibition is a great opportunity to view new talent and gives visitors an excellent overview of the variety of perspectives that exist locally.

Please visit here for more information. The show opens on May 4th and we are currently accepting applications! Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas,1845 E. Northgate Dr., Irving, Tx 75062


Artists may enter up to three works (no entry fee) by completing the ONLINE form at:


Mail Entries To:

University of Dallas – Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery
1845 East Northgate Drive
Irving, Texas 75062


Application deadline
March 21, 2018

Notification of acceptance
April 11, 2018

Deadline for receipt of work April 29 + April 30, 2018

Opening Reception
May 4, 2018, 5:30- 8 p.m.

Exhibition closes
July 15, 2018

All art to be picked up
July 30, 2018


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A View from My Window call for art (2018 Celebrate Irving)

Pick up your paint brushes: Start creating for 2018 Celebrate Irving! This is an open call for IAA members and residents in the Irving area. FREE to enter.

In conjunction with the Irving Heritage Society‘s Celebrating Irving event, IAA is again hosting exhibits at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts and the West Irving Library. The title of this year’s exhibit is “A View from My Window”. For this exhibit we encourage the community to create artwork depicting scenes or activities from this region of the country similar to the type of work created by Regionalist artist Grant Wood. The artwork will hang in galleries at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts from April 1 – April 27 and at the West Irving Library from March 25 – May 27.

We also need 3-D art and local crafts for the new glass cabinets at the IAA gallery and the display cabinets at the West Irving Library.

Artwork for the West Irving Library is due on Sunday, March 25 from 1-3 pm. (This is also pick-up date for the 2018 IAA Winter Art Exhibit there.) Address: West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving 75062 near the intersection of Rochelle & Esters.

Artwork can be dropped off at IAA’s gallery from 10a-2pm March 31 with a Reception and Geocaching Kickoff on Sunday, April 15 at 2pm. Artwork may also be dropped off earlier in the week at the Members meeting on March 27 7-9pm or during Gallery hours 1-4 on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Exhibit addresses & dates:

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061
Drop-off Sat., March 31 10am-2pm or earlier in the week
Exhibit dates: April 1 – 27
Reception, Sun. Apr. 15 2-4pm

West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving 75062 near the intersection of Rochelle & Esters
Drop-off Sun., March 25 1-3pm
Exhibit dates: March 25 – May 27

Click on the link to REGISTER NOW!  FREE! Reserve your spot now! Space is limited.

Entry requirements:
–Limit of five (5) entries per Artist.
–No nudes.
–2D, photography, or wall art must not exceed 20 lbs. Any media welcome, including computer art and photography.
–3D art needs to be 12″ in height or smaller in order to fit the shelves in the glass cabinets. Other types of 3D art may be entered if it can be hung on the wall. Limit of 20 lbs.

Images are optional! If submitted, they may be used for publicity. Limit of 2MB per image. Note that images should total 10MB or less.

Framing & Presentation of artwork:
Artwork must not exceed 20 lbs and should be framed and wired. Plexiglas only for work over 16″x 20″. No saw-tooth hangers. Wall hangings with dowels or wrap around canvas or cradled panels finished on all sides may be used instead of a frame.

For questions, contact Linda Wood Shotwell at iaaexhibits@gmail.com

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Middle Eastern Cultural Exhibit call for art deadline March 1



Tarrant County College’s South Campus Student Activities invites students, staff and faculty to submit artwork reflecting the theme of geometric designs in Middle Eastern art for a Cultural Exhibit on April 9th at 4PM in SSTU Living Room.

1.   Submissions for artworks are limitedt to two entries per person.

2.   Art must be the original work of the artist.

3.   Entry must include a brief biography of the participant, no more than100 words, and may include
information about the artist’s interest and experience with art, techniques, their philosophy and
personal connection to Middle Eastern Culture.

4.   Entry must include artist statement explaining their work, no more than100 words.

5.   Artwork entered into the show must be the same artwork submitted via e-mail. Substitutions will
not be accepted.

Graphic – printmaking, charcoal, ink, pastels, colored pencils, mixed media
Oils, watercolor
Digital art
Photography – color, black and white
Sculpture – relief, ceramics, woodcarving, metal, jewelry, clay and stone
Written Work (poetry, short story, essay) – no more than 2 pages, about culture, heritage, and traditions in Middle Eastern Cultural

March 1: Entry Deadline

March 8: Finalists will be notified

March 25: RSVP Deadline

April 9: Opening Night and Juror Presentation 4 – 6 PM, set-up at 2pm

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Call for Art – 2018 El Corazon Exhibition – Bath House Cultural Center – deadline Jan. 6

Exhibition Dates: February 3-March 17, 2018

Entries Deadline: Saturday, January 6, 2018

Applications close at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time Zone, on deadline date.

All entries must be submitted online at www.callforentry.org

Direct Link:

The Bath House Cultural Center and exhibition curator, Jose Vargas, invite visual artists to submit entries for the 24th Annual El Corazón art exhibition.
Since 1993, Mr. Vargas has organized the El Corazón art exhibition in Dallas. This popular exhibition is a beloved annual tradition at the Bath House Cultural Center that gives artists an opportunity to create various artistic interpretations of the human heart. This passionate and eclectic exhibition features a variety of ideas, styles, and concepts inspired by the heart (El Corazón), an important and universal symbol in art.
SUGGESTED THEME: Hearts and Music

Listening to music can be good for the heart. When you hear music, what feelings do you experience? Well, put those feelings onto a canvas (or other media). Think of this exhibition as El Corazón with a musical slant! Create a piece of art based on a favorite song, or a particular style of music, or musician. Or, perhaps, you can do a combination of a heart and a musical instrument. When it comes to combining the symbol of the heart and the concept of music, the possibilities are limitless.

For more details and to download a PDF version of the exhibition prospectus, visit: http://www.bathhousemedia.com/corazon

Bath House Cultural Center


Entries Deadline:
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Applications close at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time Zone

Selection notification: 
The list of selected artists will be posted on the Bath House Cultural Center’s online News Center at http://www.bathhousemedia.com/notifications

The document will be available after 6 PM on Thursday, January 11, 2018.  Artists are solely responsible for reviewing this list.  The curator will not send acceptance notifications to each individual artist by phone, e-mail, or otherwise.

Delivery of accepted artwork: Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 (1-3 PM) – Late deliveries will not be accepted.

Show dates: February 3-March 17, 2018

Reception: Saturday, February 3, 2018 (7-9 PM)

Artwork pickup: Sunday, March 18, 2018 (11-AM- 1 PM)

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VAGF Call for Artworks

The VAGF and Expedition Frisco are looking for artworks to be displayed during the Holiday season (through January 2018).  This will be a Holiday theme exhibit: we would love to see Angels artworks, but any holiday theme will be considered.

Submission deadline: Sunday December 17, 2017

Please follow this link for more details and to submit your artworks.


Submitted by Visual Arts Guild of Frisco. Email: info@vagf.org

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TVAA’s A Little Something, Something call for art – deadline Nov. 3

“A Little Something, Something” TVAA Gallery Art Exhibition

November 18, 2017 – January 3, 2018

Express yourself! Your mind. Your vision. Your heart. Your soul. Your creativity. Your gift! Think BIG, but create small. All entries for this show must not exceed 12″ x 12″ in size; not including the frame. The frame cannot exceed 16” x 20”. This is a small works show. Up to 3 works may be submitted for consideration. All media may be submitted.

About the Curator: Leon Robertson is a self-taught artist that works with primarily pen and ink illustration. He has explored mixed media using found objects to create a series titled, The Junkyard Birds. Because so much of his art is inspired by the use of language, stories often unfold with his art. It is the reason why he prefers to work in an open-series format. His work has been exhibited in local shows and galleries. Several of the characters from his ARF & Soul Dog series were published in the book, 1000 Dog Portraits: From the People Who Love Them. Leon’s passion for art, design and all things creative was demonstrated in nearly two decades of working in the fashion and home luxury retail markets.

Please submit up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side) by November 03.

Submissions via registration form, no email submissions will be accepted. REGISTRATION FORM


Jpgs due to curator: November 03
Acceptance Notifications sent: November 06
Deliver work to Gallery: November 17, 10 am – 1 pm
Gallery opens to public: November 18
Reception: December 02 @ 2 pm – 4 pm
Pick up: January 03, 2018 @ 10am – 1 pm

This show is open to TVAA members and non-members.

Entry Fee:
$5.00 per entry for TVAA members; $10 per entry for non-members. Pay at time of delivery. Do not send in mail.

Prospectus: December 2017 – A little Something

For any questions contact gallery director @ tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com

Texas Visual Arts Association http://tvaa.org
Downtown Gallery

Plaza of the Americas
700 N. Pearl Street, Suite G207
Dallas, Texas 75201

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Genius Den call for artists: Dallas Landmarks & Sky Scenes

Open Call to Artists: Dallas Landmarks & Sky Scenes
@ Genius Den – 3106 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226

We are looking for local artists who create scenes of Dallas architecture, urban landscapes, and landmarks for a group show October 14 – Nov 10, 2017


Curator: Andrew Kochie – Andrew Kochie Fine Art

Deadline for Submission September 10, 2017

Notice of Acceptance: September 12, 2017

Artwork Delivery: October 14, 2017 10am – 12pm

Opening Night: October 14, 2017 6pm – 9pm

Strike of Exhibit and Artwork Pickup November 10 – 11

Sales and Fees: Artist keeps 100% of sales but required to bring several bottles of wine and food tray for opening night

Guidelines: Art must be related to Dallas landmarks and architecture and open to all mediums with a maximum size of 60x60x3. Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted) and ready for hanging. D-rings should be used for heavy works, wires for works under 5lbs. Drawings, prints, watercolors and pastels on paper must be under Plexiglass or glass. Any artwork that does not have proper mounting hardware will not be apart of the exhibit. To be considered for the exhibit, you must fill out your profile including a headshot and upload the artwork with descriptions to the ArtworkCMS System. Genius Den does not exhibit works that contain nudity or controversial themes and we have the right to decline any artwork that does not fit our vision or guidelines.

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Dia de los Muertos: The Path of Winged Souls call for art

Call for Art – Día de los Muertos: The Path of Winged Souls
October 14-November 11, 2017
The Bath House Cultural Center invites artists to submit artwork for its 31st Annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) art exhibition, which will be on display from October 14 to November 11, 2017.

This show features local, regional, and international artists working in traditional and contemporary styles to celebrate, explore, and honor people, things and ideas that have “passed on.”

In 2017, the central focus of the Día de los Muertos exhibition is the creation of Day of the Dead-oriented artwork that includes monarch butterflies and Flowers of the Dead,cempazuchitl (Mexican marigold).


Entries Deadline:
Sunday, September 17, 2017

View and download a full exhibition prospectus at
After reading the prospectus, artists can submit their entries online athttps://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4610

For more information, please contact the exhibition curator, Enrique Fernández Cervantes, at (214) 670-8723 or enrique.fernandez@dallascityhall.com


Entries Deadline:
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Applications close at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time Zone

Selection notification: 
The list of selected artists will be posted on the Bath House Cultural Center’s online News Center athttp://www.bathhousemedia.com

The document will be available after 6 PM on Thursday, September 21, 2017.  Artists are solely responsible for reviewing this list.  The curator will not send acceptance notifications to each individual artist by phone, e-mail, or otherwise.

Delivery of accepted artwork:
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 (4-7 PM)

Late deliveries will not be accepted.  Curator will determine dates for altar deliveries and installations.

Show dates: October 14-November 11, 2017

Reception: Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 (5-7 PM)

Artwork pickup: Tue. Nov. 14, 2017 (3-7 PM)

The Bath House Cultural Center is a facility of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs

that is dedicated to fostering the growth, development, and quality of multicultural arts. The center emphasizes innovative visual and performing arts, as well as other multidisciplinary events throughout the year.

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2017 IAA Printmaking, Collage & Assemblage Show call for art -registration closed

2017 IAA Printmaking, Collage & Assemblage Show call for art

Open call for artists in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. FREE to enter. Reserve your spot now – deadline is July 27. Space is limited, REGISTRATION CLOSED due to unexpectedly large response.

Gallery address: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1075 Puritan, Irving TX 75061

Deliver work to Gallery: Saturday, July 29 -10 am – 2 pm
Exhibit dates: July 30 – August 25, 2017
Reception: Sunday, August 6 2-4 pm
Pick up: Saturday, August 26 10 am – 2 pm

We’re looking for original hand-pulled prints, printed computer art, or collages created by the applying artist. Small assemblages that can be hung on the wall are also acceptable. No art over 20 lbs in weight or larger than 36″x36″. For complete details see theProspectus: 2017 Printmaking, Collage & Small Assemblage Prospectus

Images: Optional! Images may be used for publicity.

For questions, contact Linda Wood Shotwell at iaaexhibits@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

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FWCAC: June Gallery Call for Texas Artists Coalition Members (TAC)


The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is proud to present a special invitation to active members of the Texas Artists Coalition (TAC) to exhibit their artwork in our galleries during this upcoming June. All active members of the TAC are encouraged to send submissions. Both 2-D and 3-D works in all mediums are welcome. For consideration, please e-mail high resolution image files of your work with the dimensions of each piece. If selected, a $5 entry fee per artwork is required for participation in the show. Please e-mail your submissions to Kim Nguyen at knguyen@artscouncilfw.org.

This exhibition opportunity is only open for active TAC members and limited space is available. The Texas Artists Coalition offers various benefits to support the development of all artists in its membership program including peer reviews, juried exhibitions, workshops and discounts. For more information on joining the TAC or renewing your membership, please click here to go to the TAC website.


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Fort Works Art calls for art: Paper Works Exhibit & High School Art Competition


We are accepting entries for two upcoming group shows.

Fort Works Art
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107

Paper Artists Apply here for the upcoming Paper Works exhibit. 

FWA paper works call

Deadline: May 10, 2017

Entry Fee (Paper Works): $35.00

Paper Works
​June 6 – June 24, 2017

Artists are invited to submit 1-3 works on paper for a group exhibition at Fort Works Art. Submissions are due by May 10. Paper Works ​will be shown in conjunction with ​Tropism, ​a solo exhibition by installation artist Crystal Wagner. Internationally renowned, Harrisburg-bsed artist Crystal Wagner has been described by Juxtapoz Magazine as “prolific and stunning.” Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Hi Fructose, and Complex Art & Design, as well as VH1.

Artists will be notified by May 15 and work must be received by Tuesday, May 30. Artist must include a return shipping label. Art sales will be split 50/50 between artist and Fort Works Art.

FORT WORKS ART: Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX.  They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual.  Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its’ own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.

Alison Hearst is a Curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Hearst is the curator of the museum’s FOCUS exhibition series and has presented exhibitions of artists including Fred Tomaselli, Joyce Pensato, Stanley Whitney, Thomas Demand, and Lorna Simpson. Hearst also organized Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings, which opened at the Modern in February and will travel to several other venues. Hearst received a MA in Art History from Texas Christian University and a BFA in Art History from the University of North Texas.

High School Students Apply here for the Betsy Price High School Competition. Deadline April 15, 2017

FWA hightschoolcall

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TVAA’s 2017 Abstracted Redacted call for art


May 1 – 31, 2017
Reception Sunday, May 7, 2-4 pm

The website for the TATE informs us that abstract ” means to separate or withdraw something from something else. Abstract art is art which is not representational, it could be based on a subject or may have no source at all in the external world.”

When sensitive information is removed or obscured from a document before it is published, it is said to have been redacted. In writing, this is a form of editing.

In this exhibit, we hope to show your abstract work with some redaction. You are the creator and must decide how that occurs. Will you use text which you conceal? Will you have an area in your piece that has had some content removed? Will a sculpture obviously show us a missing part? Perhaps the way you portray this idea will be more subjective. Perhaps it will be very literal. Subtle or not, you decide! All media welcome.

Curator: Jenny Keller

Prospectus: WordPDF


Jpgs due to curator: April 20
Acceptance Notifications sent: April 22
Deliver work to Gallery: April 28 10 am – 1 pm
Hanging: April 28 1 pm – 4 pm
Gallery opens to public: May 1
Reception: May 7 2 pm – 4 pm
Pick up: May 31 10 am – 1 pm

This show is open to TVAA members and non-members.

Entry Fee:
$5.00 per entry for TVAA members; $10 per entry for non-members. Pay at time of delivery. Do not send in mail.

TVAA Downtown Gallery Plaza of the Americas – Suite G-207 700 N Pearl PO Box 347 Dallas, Texas 75201 tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com 469-332-0183

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Calling All Artists!! AIDS Benefit


Last Call to Donate to No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party, April 8th. Contact Christina Yielding at artbycdy@gmail.com or 214-245-2998.

The 12th Anniversary of No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party will be held at The Frontiers Of Flight Museum, benefiting AIDS Services of Dallas (ASD), which provides housing and supportive services for low-income and formerly homeless men, women, children and families living with HIV/AIDS.

Please submit the Artist Donation Form (http://notiedinner.org/download/Artist.pdf) along with your Artist Bio in a 8×10 format.

Submitted by Christina Yielding. Email: artbycdy@gmail.com

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Call for SCULPTURE – ART ON HENDERSON 2017 – last call


Dear Artists,

It is hard to believe that Art on Henderson has been going on now for SEVEN years.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to submit your work for AOH17. DEADLINE: March 31
Art on Henderson (A.O.H.) is an annual event selecting 8 artists to exhibit their work for a 2 year placement on Henderson Avenue, Knox Street and Fitzhugh Ave, in Dallas, Texas.The 8 artists selected will each be awarded a $650 installation stipend and become finalists for a juried vote.

In addition to the stipend, the winning prize money will be distributed as follows:

First Place: $3,500
Second Place: $2,500

Third Place: $1,500

Visit artonhenderson.com to view previous winners.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Jeff Levine


Applications Accepted
through March 31st, 2017
8 Finalists announced April 04th , 2017

Art Installed
May 31st, 2017May31: Due to weather, there maybe a delay in announcing the winnersWinners Announced
June 04th 2017

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Old Town Keller West Rotating Sculpture Program – New Deadline!

Keller Public Arts logo 2014

The Keller Public Arts Board is seeking entries for the inaugural phase of the City of Keller’s Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program. A $1,000 honorarium shall be awarded for each of five pieces for the installation, exhibition and removal of their work for a two-year period. One Best in Show winner shall be awarded an additional $500. The program will feature outdoor sculptures in the newly updated Old Town Keller West area, home to an eclectic blend of restaurants and businesses that, in combination with recent public improvements, will attract a variety of visitors and provide great exposure for art in the area.

For Phase I of the program, the Public Arts Board will select 5 sculptures for a two-year exhibit and will partner with the Keller Public Arts Society (KPAS) to host an art and music event honoring the artists on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Artwork will be for sale for the duration of the exhibit with a 25% commission collected by the City of Keller.

All sculptures must be ready for installation by May 31, 2017, be “family appropriate” and pose no risk to public safety. Sculptures must be made of materials that can withstand the harsh Texas weather and require no maintenance by the City of Keller. Deadline for submittals is April 7, 2017. For more information, visit: http://www.cityofkeller.com/services/public-arts/call-for-art

Submitted by Libby Gergely. Email: publicarts@cityofkeller.com

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Trinity Arts Guild 2017 Juried Open Show entries due April 1st


2017 Trinity Arts Guild Open Show

May 3 – June 10, 2017

Open to all area artists. Up to $3,00 in merchandise and prizes!


  • Oil
  • Acrylics/Mixed Media
  • Watercolor/Inks
  • Dry Media
  • Three Dimensional

For prospectus and entry form see


All accepted work must be presented to the Gallery between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Trinity Arts Guild Gallery Bedford Boys Ranch Park 2819 R.D. Hurt Parkway Bedford, TX 76021


  • April 1, 2017 Entries due. Email entries must be submitted by midnight. Hand delivered entries accepted 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Mailed entries must be postmarked on or before this date.
  • April 16, 2017 – Accepted entries will be posted on this website.
  • Monday May 1, 2017– 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Early drop off
  • May 2, 2017 – All accepted entries due at the Gallery for hanging.
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – Show Opens
  • June 10, 2017 – Reception and Awards (close of Show 5:45 pm)

Submitted by Sandy Sasser. Email: sandy.sasser@yahoo.com

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Call for Artists – Dallas Contemporary Art Exhibit April 20

Dallas 4-20 digital flyer

Call for artists for upcoming Contemporary Art Exhibit. Please visit www.conceptionarts.com, select Submit your Work and fill out Artist Registration to apply online.

Accepting submissions for painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, pottery and wearable art. One artist will be presented with Conception’s Award for Excellence.

Submitted by Ginger Cochran. Email: ginger@conceptionevents.com

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NCMECTX call for 5×5 art


We are calling ANY artist to CREATE art to help protect a Dallas child! We need your help with the upcoming Cinco De Mayo 5×5 Fundraiser for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children-Texas Regional Office.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Texas Regional Office provides safety education to children, families, schools and the larger community in Texas. We also provide training, technical assistance and resources to law enforcement personnel and others who investigate crimes committed against children, specifically cases of child sexual exploitation. According to the FBI, in 2016 there were 465,676 NCIC entries for missing children – 10% were from Texas. There are currently at least 45 missing kids in the Dallas-Fort Worth area ranging in all ages. NCMEC never stops searching and our hope is that through our programs, we can work to reduce this number. 

Information below, thank you for your consideration!


WHAT? 5″X 5″ CANVAS Art Show on Cinco De Mayo @ 5:55pm https://www.ncmectx.org/events/5x5artshow/

WHEN? DUE APRIL 15th/ Questions: 866-299-0580 or Nancy Rodill nrodill@ncmec.org
WHO? DFW Talented Artists!
WHY? Benefits the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children-Texas Regional Office

***This CANVAS ONLY:  http://www.michaels.com/artists-loft-gallery-wrapped-heavy-duty-canvas/M10240777.html#prefn1=size&pmpt=qualifying&prefv1=5%22+x+5%22&start=1

SELECT Artist’s Loft® Gallery • Wrapped Heavy Duty Canvas • 5″ X 5″ •

NCMEC 5X5, 2904 Floyd Street, Suite B, Dallas, TX 75204

We will accept art until April 15th.


Post Contact: Meredith Hill <meredith@mango-llc.com>

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Keller Old Town West – Rotating Sculpture Program

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Keller Public Arts

Old Town Keller West – Rotating Sculpture Program – Call for Art

Deadline March 24, 2017

The Keller Public Arts Board is seeking entries for the inaugural phase of the City of Keller’s Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program. The program will feature outdoor sculptures in the newly updated Old Town Keller West area, home to an eclectic blend of restaurants and businesses that, in combination with recent public improvements, will attract a variety of visitors and provide great exposure for art in the area.

For Phase I of the program, the Public Arts Board will select 5 sculptures for a two-year exhibit and will partner with the Keller Public Arts Society (KPAS) to host an art and music event honoring the artists on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Artwork will be for sale for the duration of the exhibit with a 25% commission collected by the City of Keller. For more information contact publicarts@cityofkeller.com or 817-743-4018

For more information and to apply go to

Submitted by Libby. Email: publicarts@cityofkeller.com

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Call for Artworks – VAGF Exhibit at the Roots


This is a call for all artists to submit their artwork for our upcoming Exhibit at The Roots.

Entries will be accepted in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Photography and Mixed Media, Subject matter is open. All works should be artist’s original creation. If interested, send your up to 3 images of your artwork as JPEG to exhibits@vagf.org for consideration by Sunday, March 12th. Include your Bio, dimensions, medium, title and sale price for each submitted work. 

You will be notified of acceptance into the Exhibition by Wednesday, March 15th. Accepted works must be delivered at “The Roots” 6142 Frisco Square Blvd, Frisco, TX 75034 on the Take In date and time.

Timeline for the Exhibition

Submission: Sunday, March 12

Acceptance: Wednesday, March 15

Take-in: Saturday, March 18, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 19, 6:00-8:00PM 

Take-down: Sunday, July 16, from 12:00 – 2:00

Submission fee: is $5.00 for each Artwork accepted

Exhibition is for members only

Join VAGF now for only $35 to receive member’s benefits vagf.org/membership

Submitted by Visual Arts Guild of Frisco. Email: info@vagf.org

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Resist! Call for artists & writers


Opaline publishes short fiction, poetry, drama, personal essays and visual art by the LGBTQ/Allies community, women, people with disabilities, and other minority groups. Opaline is a program of Arttitude, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting change and acceptance through visibility for the LGBT and minority communities using art and creative writing to shine light on the narratives of those marginalized in American culture.

If you are interested in submitting work for publication, please see the below guidelines and current theme

June 2017 – Special Themed Issue
Our first issue of Opaline will be themed Resist! in response to the political and social climate affecting the LGBT and diverse communities in 2017. We are specifically seeking images from protests, marches, and rallies as well as creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry submissions in response to or linked to resisting hate.

We are currently accepting manuscripts for our themed issue: Resist!. Our reading period will close on May 1, 2017. Manuscripts received outside of the reading period will not be read.

Manuscripts must be submitted through email to megan@arttitude.org.

Please submit no more than 5 poems or 7,000 words of prose.

All prose should be double-spaced.

Submissions must be accompanied by a cover page including title, author, and contact information (email and phone)

Previously unpublished works only. This includes material that has appeared online in any form, including personal blogs.
Simultaneous submissions are permitted as long as you notify us as soon as possible if the work is accepted elsewhere. Once your work is accepted, you must withdraw it from any other submissions. After publication of Opaline, all rights revert to the author.

Opaline editors read manuscripts from September 1 through May 1. and Response will be given within two month of submission with the following possible results: Unconditionally Accepted, Accepted with Revisions, or Not accepted.

Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to status inquiries.

Opaline publishes in digital format on June 1st.

Submitted by Megan Opperman. Email: megan@arttitude.org

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Old Town Keller West – Rotating Sculpture Program – Call for Art

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Keller Public Arts
Old Town Keller West – Rotating Sculpture Program – Call for Art

The Keller Public Arts Board is seeking entries for the inaugural phase of the City of Keller’s Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program. The program will feature outdoor sculptures in the newly updated Old Town Keller West area, home to an eclectic blend of restaurants and businesses that, in combination with recent public improvements, will attract a variety of visitors and provide great exposure for art in the area.

For Phase I of the program, the Public Arts Board will select 5 sculptures for a two-year exhibit and will partner with the Keller Public Arts Society (KPAS) to host an art and music event honoring the artists on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Artwork will be for sale for the duration of the exhibit with a 25% commission collected by the City of Keller.

Receiving submissions from Feb. 13, 2017 through Mar. 24, 2017

For more information and to apply go to



Submitted by Keller Public Arts. Email: publicarts@cityofkeller.com

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Texas Women’s Caucus for Art: Call for Artist Submissions

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Call for Artist Submissions
Texas Women’s Caucus for Art “Women’s Art Fair”
The Women’s Museum Building, Fair Park
April 5th-9th, during Dallas Arts Week
Submission deadline: March 6, 2017
Artists Notified: March 20, 2017

The Texas chapter of the WCA seeks female, or female identifying, artists of all disciplines for our upcoming exhibition/alternative art fair in the Women’s Museum Building at Fair Park, April 5th-9th, during Dallas Arts Week. The show will be curated by a professional, local curator who will select the works to be included. (Note: If you enter more than one piece, each piece may be accepted) This anti-art fair will promote women in the arts in Texas and showcase the work of creative minds that have been under recognized by art institutions and establishments. This is a wonderful opportunity to show your work in a beautiful building dedicated to women. This exhibition will provide ample exposure, as it will have extensive advertising by both the organization and Fair Park, and will receive a lot of press. All selected artists will receive one image on our exhibition page with a link to their website.

Artist Requirements:

  • Female, or female-identifying, artist living in Texas
  • There is no budget for installation, so artist must ship/deliver/install/de-install works themselves. If the artist cannot be there for installation and/or de-installation, a volunteer preparator will handle the work.
  • If selected, the artist must sign a damage liability waiver.
  • There are no stipulations for medium and all submissions will be considered, including but not limited to 2D, 3D, video, installation, and performance art.
  • Artists are encouraged to attend the opening reception the night of April 5th.

Submission Requirements and Checklist

  1. Submission Fee
    • Current TX WCA members submit for free
    • Non-members have two options:
      1. Join Texas WCA for $65, get member benefits for a year and submit up to 10 images (to do this, visit nationalwca.org, join through the National organization and make sure you designate TX as your local chapter)
      2. Pay $30 and submit up to 6 images via PayPal
  2. Send the following information in a single PDF to submissions.txwca@gmail.com
    • Your name & contact information
    • Artist statement
    • Bio and/or CV
    • Image list (Titles of Included Photos with corresponding file name)
  3. Attach image files in the e-mail, as instructed below
    • File Set Up: Jpeg files, 1024 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI, 3MB or less each (saved)
    • Name Files: firstname_lastname1.jpg, firstname_lastname2.jpg, etc…
    • If the files are too large to send through e-mail server, please send using free online transfer service WeTransfer (https://wetransfer.com/)

Submission deadline is March 6, 2017

Submitted by Texas Women's Caucus for Art. Email: submissions.txwca@gmail.com

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Dallas Edition: Call for Nasty Women Exhibition


This is the Dallas sister of the Nasty Women exhibition launched in New York. It is one of many national exhibitions organized around the demonstration of solidarity among female artists and allies who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, abortion rights, immigration rights, racial and environmental justice. It also serves as a fundraiser to support organizations defending these rights.

This call is open to Nasty Women Artists of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientations, gender or non-gender identifications, economic backgrounds, immigrants and non-immigrants.

This exhibition will take place on March 3rd, the anniversary of the 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade on Washington. We hope to honor the struggle of our fore-mothers, while also acknowledging their shortcomings. It is no secret that historically feminism has been plagued by a general white-washing of equality with only the causes of cisgendered, straight, able bodied, white women being worth fighting for. This has been a mistake in the struggle for equality. The Dallas Nasty Women Exhibition encourages explorations of women’s history and women’s rights through all of the intersectional lenses those who identify as women must push through.

100% of proceeds from the sale of artworks will go to Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center. Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center is committed to the prevention of sexual violence in North Texas and compassionately serving those impacted by it. www.dallasrapecrisis.org

March 3, 7 – 9 pm reception and sale

March 4, gallery open 10 am – 2 pm cash/card and carry

All work must be for sale. Any work that does not sell must be picked up by the artist. In an effort to raise the most funds while providing affordable art by great artists, we ask that you price your work no less than $20 and no more than $250.

Due to space limitations, work must not be larger than 12 inches in any direction. Works in any media are accepted (please email us regarding sound, video, or new media). All work must be ready to display (unframed work will be affixed to wall with clips or magnets)

While a submission fee is not required for this exhibition, there is a $5 suggested donation to offset the costs of the exhibition and support the efforts of the Studio, a space dedicated to free artist residencies in social practice and free community programming. Donations can be made here.

How to Submit Your Work:

Submission Forms must be received by February 17, 2017. The work itself must be dropped off at Sunset Studios on Sunday, February 26, between 12-3pm.

By submitting to the Nasty Women Exhibition you are agreeing to allow us to use your name and work image to help promote the exhibition. You are responsible for the drop off/shipping of your work, if it does not sell you are responsible for the pick up/shipping costs for its return. If you will be shipping work, please use 1811 Balboa Pl Dallas, TX 75224, and request a signature upon delivery.

Drop Off For The Exhibition

Sunday, February 26, 12 – 3 pm
at Sunset Art Studios, 1811 Balboa Place, Dallas TX 75224

Pick Up of Unsold Work

Monday, March 6, 12 – 3 pm
at Sunset Art Studios, 1811 Balboa Place, Dallas TX 75224

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Indian Folk Art Exhibit call for art – deadline Jan. 20


Indian Folk Art call for art

January 29 – February 24, 2017

RECEPTION Friday, February 3 6:30 – 8:30 pm (update)

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061

Prospectus: Jan 2017 Indian Folk Art Prospectus 

Irving Art Association invites artists to participate in the Indian Folk Art exhibition, a celebration of Indian culture and heritage. The open call exhibition is an opportunity to expose and feature mid-career and emerging artists from around the Dallas Fort worth Metroplex whose submitted works relate to themes around Indian culture and heritage. Indian paintings have a very long tradition and history in Indian art. Madhubani, Miniature Paintings, Warli, Kalamkari, Mughal, Mysore, Tanjore, Patachitra, & all traditions and styles of Indian Paintings are welcome!

Contact the Curator: Deepa Koshaley Phone: 972-639-6745 Email: deepadesignscape@gmail.com

Jury Fee: $5 for each entry, payable at dropoff.



DEADLINE for submitting entry: Jan. 20, 2017
Acceptance Notifications sent: January 22
Deliver work to Gallery: Saturday, January 28 10 am – 2 pm
Hanging: Saturday, January 28 1 pm – 4 pm
Gallery opens to public: Sunday, January 29
Reception: Friday, February 3 6:30 – 8:30 pm (update)
Pick up: Tuesday, February 24 10 am – 1 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 29 – Feb 24, 2017

Entries are original fine arts and crafts created by the applying artist(s) in the media or genres of Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Pottery, Textiles, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Wood, and Miscellaneous.


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Call for RED 2017 from thegallery8680 – deadline Jan. 20


thegallery8680will open its doors at 7pm 2.10.2016 for RED 2017  

I see red I see red I see red 
This letter is a call for artists to submit work for this show titled RED this show is open for all mediums and must be the artist’s original interpretation of RED. Our desire is to create a space for emerging artists of a visionary nature. Whether self-taught or raised within the disciplines of art, we believe that the essence of true artistic expression comes from an earnest desire to say something. we aim to facilitate the artist by promoting the exhibition and sale of art to the public and local art population, while hoping to create a hub for an emerging art community. We have had a wonderful response to each of our shows and hope you will join us in creating a new dimension to art in Frisco.  All artists are encouraged to submit work for consideration of this upcoming exhibit. All exhibits will be curated and not all work submitted will be exhibited;
RED 2017
Email 1>3<10 images in 300dpi digital format, please keep files well organized and manageable. List the size, media and description of works. an artist statement is required with the submission. All submissions should be in jpg files. i do not accept cloud, web pages or drop box submissions.
Submission of 1-3 $15 > 3 $5 for each piece: you may pay submission fee by going to the gallery website http://www.thegallery8680.com/  hit the buy now button.
To meet gallery requirements:
Ready-to-hang with secure wiring that does not stretch [eventually appearing above the work]. Hanging apparatus attached that supports the weight of the piece.
1”– 2” stretcher frames are acceptable; edges should be cleaned, painted or finished in some manner. If not framed saw hook hanging is not acceptable. ½“canvases will not be accepted unless framed. If artwork includes multiple pieces, submit a diagram for hanging [including desired dimensions for spacing] Work not in compliance with requirements will not be hung.
Timeline of show:
Submissions due: on or before 5pm Friday 20th January 2016
Acceptance notification: Monday 23rd January 2016
Delivery between: 4-6pm Monday 30th January 2016
Artists and Guests Reception:  7-9pm Friday 10th February 2016
Pick-up between: 4-6pm Monday 27th February 2016
w thegallery8680@gmail.com
214 -585-8175 [please leave voice message if I do not pick up] e thegallery8680@gmail.com
The gallery is located: @ 8680 main street suite e1 Frisco Texas 75034.

Robyn parker Feehan
Creative Director the gallery8680

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TVAA’s A Winter’s Tale – call for art


Call for Art

TVAA Downtown Gallery

A Winter’s Tale

February 1 – 28, 2017

Reception Feb. 5, 2017 2-4pm

For A Winter’s Tale, artists are invited to submit work in any medium that reflects an aspect of winter: cold, snow, ice, bare trees, a warm fire in the fireplace, the desolate beauty of a winter landscape, animals or people in a winter scene, iceskating on a frozen lake, people celebrating winter holidays, etc.

Please submit up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side) to Curator Jan Partin by January 20th at jparti01@sbcglobal.net.



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“Platinum” Call for Artists from Gallery 3


“Platinum ”
Open Artist Call !
For any artist in the Dallas Area.
All work must be professional and ready to hang .
Must have wire backing .
With D-Rings . No eye hooks .
Paintings not to exceed 24 x 36.

Sculpture subject to approval.

$10.00 hanging fee for each piece.
Maximum of Three Pieces per artist.
And JANUARY 19 th ( both Thursday nights )
Live Music at event.
70/30 split , artist receives 70% of sales.
469-730-2337 or 214-623-7790 for any questions .

at call on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/855493777885312/

GALLERY 3, 1319 West Davis St., Dallas TX https://www.facebook.com/gallery3bishoparts/

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Call for Action and Artists: Art is a Healing Force Mail Art Salon


Art is a Healing Force

Mail Art Salon 2016 – 2017

Open Call


“The country is so wounded, bleeding, and hurt right now. The country needs to be healed—it’s not going to be healed from the top, politically. How are we going to heal? Art is the healing force.”

Robert Redford,

National Arts Policy Roundtable 2012


This is a season for healing. A time to slow down for a moment and let the power of making and sharing art heal us.

This project is a call for all artists to make a little piece of art and mail it to someone who may not be expecting it. Take a photo of the piece you make and post it Then post a photo online with the hash-tag #MailArtSalon

In addition to sending art to someone who may never have received art in the mail before, you may submit original works to the sponsor at the address below.

  • Original artwork only; no photocopies or reproductions
  • Postcards; 4” x 6” or 5” x 7”
  • All media and techniques welcome
  • Multiple entries allowed
  • Each entry must be individually submitted through the postal system; no email or online entries accepted.
  • No fees, no jury, no returns.

Please include your name, mailing address and email address with each work submitted. Title of the work and medium are encouraged but not required.

A list of participants will be compiled and provided to participants by email after the submission deadline. If you do not want your contact details (postal and email address) to be included please let us know.

Information and Photos of the individual entries will be displayed online at www.MailArtSalon.blogspot.com


Mail entries to:

Mail Art Salon

9526 Viewside Dr.

Dallas, Texas 75231


Submitted by Mail Art Salon - David Schulze. Email: David.Schulze@mac.com

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9×12 Works on Paper Show call for entries


The FWCAC announces an open call for entries: 2016 9 x 12 Works on Paper Show December 2-27, 2016.  Artworks on or of paper or paper products may be any size, but MUST fit in a 9 x 12 envelope; folded, 3D or multi-part OK.  Unmatted, unframed photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, cast or folded paper or digital prints OK (other materials attached-OK). Original artworks only; no reproductions.  Put artist’s name, address, title & date of work and medium on back.  No entry form.  Open to all artists – no age or geographical restrictions.  All artwork is shown – no jury.  Entry fee is $5US/piece; 6 entries max.  Postmark deadline November 15, 2016.  All artwork for sale for $100US; artist gets 75%.  Unsold works with SASE will be mailed by Jan 31. Send entries, entry fee by check or M.O. or PayPal to 9 x 12, FWCAC, 1300 Gendy, Ft Worth, TX 76107. Prospectus: http://www.fwcac.com/images/9x12prospectus2016.pdf

  • November 15, 2016: Postmark Deadline
  • December 2, 2016: Reception, 6 – 9PM
  • December 2 – 28, 2016: Exhibition
  • January 31, 2017: Checks & unsold works mailed

Submitted by Elaine Taylor. Email: gallerymanager@fwcac.org

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Two Free Calls for Art from the OCCC: Dia de lost Muertos Altars & La Virgen de Guadalupe


The Oak Cliff Cultural Center is now accepting submissions for the Dia de los Muertos Altar exhibit. Building a Day of the Dead altar is an important part of this popular Mexican tradition. Families build altars weeks prior to the feast day, Nov. 2nd, often having photos and offerings dedicated to departed spirits. Artists are invited to participate by creating their unique interpretation of a Dia de los Muertos altar. Non-profit organizations and schools are welcome to submit as well. Below are a few requirements.


Altars can consist of both traditional and non-traditional mediums, such as projections, paintings, and other mediums. Altar entries must not exceed more than 4ft in width and depth from the wall.

Must include a brief description of what altar will consist of along with a thumbnail sketch of what you envision. Please mention in your description if your altar requires access to power, and if you should require a table.

Submissions are due by October 14, 2016. Selected participants will be notified on October 19, 2016. Submissions and questions can be emailed to Gerardo Robles at Gerardo.Robles@DallasCityHall.com.



Dallas artist and exhibition curator, Jose Vargas, is seeking art entries for the 2016 art exhibition. The show will be presented at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, a facility of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, from December 2, 2016 to January 13, 2017.

The central theme of the exhibition is the Virgin of Guadalupe, an important and celebrated figure in Latin American religion, art, and culture. Although the symbol of the Virgin of Guadalupe is tightly connected with the history of Mexico, people from many parts of the world have found themselves attracted to the fascinating story of the dark-skinned indigenous Madonna.

The artwork created for this exhibition must depict the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, or must be primarily based on her image. The Curator will not review entries that are exact copies or replicas of the original image of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Instead, artists are encouraged to create unique works of art that feature original concepts and ideas, innovative techniques and great imagination. Due to the nature of the exhibition, art that is deemed offensive will not be considered.

Dates of show: Dec. 2, 2016 – Jan.13, 2017
Delivery of artwork: November 19, 2016 (4-7PM)
Reception with the artists: December 3, 2016 (6:00PM – 8:00PM)
Art pick up: January 14, 2017 (1-3 PM)

Art in all media will be considered. Artists may submit entries as prints on paper, or as digital images on a compact disc. Art should be ready for installation at the time. No artwork shall be removed from the exhibition before the closing date.

Submission of entries constitutes agreement to the conditions set forth in this document and in the Policy for Exhibitions of the Oak Cliff Cultural Center.

Deadline for submission of CDs/prints with entries:
MUST BE received by November 5, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

Click here for a downloadable application.


223 W. Jefferson Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75208

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THRILLER – Call for Entries


Seeking original art related to the haunting season – the spooky, freakish, curious, creepy, scary, hairy and howling!

Thriller Entries due – Friday, September 30 (by 6:00 pm)
Notice of Acceptance – Sunday, October 2 (by midnight)
Art Drop Off – Saturday, October 8 (1:30-5:30 pm)
Opening Reception – Saturday, October 15 (6:00-9:00 pm)
Art pick up – Saturday, November 12 (1:30-5:30 pm)
You may submit up to 3 jpg images for any of the opportunities shown below. Submit images to slantx@outlook.com by the deadline. On your entries, please include your name, the title of your work, year it was created, size, medium, and price point.

All mediums are welcomed. There is no fee to submit entry, but accepted artists will be requested to pay a single $10 hanging fee at time of art drop off. Slant accepts 20% of all art sales. Please keep this in mind when pricing your work.

The above opportunities are open to artists 18+. Entries must be original works. No fine art giclees. Limited edition photography is acceptable. Max size for 2D work is 48″ in any direction. 3D works should not exceed 50 lbs. Works must be able to fit through a standard size door. The Slant artist collective has the right to refuse work that does not match the images that were submitted for jury review.

email us: slantx@outlook.com
Find us on Facebook at: slantx
Website: http://slantx.weebly.com/

Submitted by J Forsher. Email: jforsher@hotmail.com

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