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Calls for Artists around Texas

Note: this list is compiled from several sources. Most of these opportunities are outside the DFW area.


3rd Annual Conroe 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: 12/8/17
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: 12/10/1

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.

 


Art Springs 2018

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Call Type: Festivals
Eligibility: National
State: Arkansas
Fee: $20.00 (Art Springs 2018)
Entry Deadline: 12/15/17
Days remaining to deadline: 16
Event Dates: 5/5/18 – 5/6/18
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 talented fine 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 5 and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday, May 6, 2018.

 


Lionel Forti Aquatic Facility

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Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: Texas
Entry Dealine: 12/18/17

The City of El Paso Public Art Program of the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department seeks to commission a professional artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-specific artwork or artworks at the Lionel Forti Aquatic Facility.

 


Chelsea Aquatic Facility

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Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 12/18/17

The City of El Paso Public Art Program of the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department seeks to commission a professional artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-specific artwork or artworks at the Chelsea Aquatic Facility at 900 Radford St in El Paso, TX.

 


14th Annual Sculpture Garden

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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.


Public Art Benches Featured in the Art in the Woods

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Public Art Benches Featured in the Art in the Woods)
Entry Deadline: 1/1/18
Event Dates: 1/1/16 – 1/1/16
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

The Woodlands, Texas is an award-winning, master-planned community of more than 100,000 residents with a strong history of public art. The Woodlands Arts Council invites national and international artists to apply for the next installation of the Woodlands Art Bench outdoor permanent collection. The call is for Six (6) separate Art Benches.

Sites can be viewed at: Bench Sites  Walk from The Woodlands Mall to Town Green Park and enjoy the beauty and practicality of the one-of-a-kind Art Benches designed by local, national and international artists.

Three (3) finalists will be chosen for each bench in a preliminary selection process and will receive a $300 stipend. One (1) artist from these finalists will be chosen to construct a bench, receiving a stipend of $8,000. Artists are encouraged to work conceptually with the chosen site and underwriter’s vision. The Woodlands is an aesthetically unique district, with its natural landscapes and waterway backdrop. We challenge the artists to conceptualize work that can highlight their own vision in conjunction with both the underwriter and these unique chosen sites.

DEADLINE:  January 1, 2018 at 11:59p.m. MST


Name of Call: Colony Park District Park-Austin, TX
Eligibility: County: TX: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson
Budget: $39,500
Deadline: 1/4/18

The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department seeks to commission a permanent exterior public artwork that establishes a visual marker informing viewers of the district’s park, reflects the history of Colony Park and is mindful of the community’s experiences.


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.


24th Annual El Corazon Exhibition

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 1/6/18
Event Dates: 2/4/18 – 3/17/18

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.

 


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.

 


City of Albuquerque- BioPark Botanic Garden

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: New Mexico
Entry Deadline: 12/30/17
Days remaining to deadline: 31

The Albuquerque Arts Board and the High Desert Rose Garden Art Selection Committee have initiated a 1% for Art project open to artists and designers residing in United States. The Arts Board aims to commission an artwork for the City of Albuquerque BioPark Botanic Garden’s High Desert Rose Garden.


PAPNM 2018 Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
State: New Mexico
Fee: $45.00 (2018 Santa Fe Plein Air Festival)
Entry Deadline: 1/14/18
Days remaining to deadline: 46
Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) will host the 2018 Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta in the Land of Enchantment. Fifty (50) artists will be selected to participate in a seven day event from Saturday, April 28 through Wednesday, May 2, around Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico (within a defined zone). Sorrel Sky Gallery will display the participants’ best two plein air works along with one studio work. The show will hang from May 4 through May 18. Daily guided paintouts will be provided for those who want to paint in a group setting. Events will include a Kick Off Fiesta, Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony. Over $20,000 in cash and merchandise awards. Participants will need to become PAPNM members to participate. Stephen Day will be the Judge of Awards. Stephanie Hartshorn will offer a three-day workshop, Friday, May 4 – Sunday, May 6 (separate registration fee applies).  Prospectus.


Sawmill Community Public Art Project

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: New Mexico
Entry Deadline: 1/15/18
Days remaining to deadline: 47

The Albuquerque Arts Board and its Sawmill Art Selection Committee have initiated a national open competition, 1% for Art project to commission a large-scale, site-specific outdoor Work of Art for the Sawmill Community Land Trust, located near Albuquerque’s Old Town/Museum district.

The Land Trust is a residential, commercial, and cultural enclave located north of Mountain Road, east of Rio Grande Blvd., and south of the Interstate 40 corridor. The Community Land Trust was founded to assure home ownership and affordable living and amenities for residents.

*More about the Sawmill Community Land Trust can be learned through attachments and Links at the end of the Prospectus.

 


Name of Call: Museum of TTU
Eligibility: Unlimited
Budget: $67,000
Deadline: 1/16/18

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside the Museum of Texas Tech University, located on the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock, TX.

 


Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2018

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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

 


Brazosport CenterFest 2018Clute, Texas
OPEN DATE: 11/29/2017
DEADLINE: 1/31/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 4/6/2018 – 4/8/2018

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At Brazosport CenterFest, our goal is to fill your booth with art buyers all weekend long! The growth of our festival DOUBLED in attendance between 2015 and 2016! Display your artwork to our growing community of patrons at The Center for the Arts & Sciences, located just 50 miles south of Houston. Outdoor booths will be under a fully enclosed tent so both artist booths and shopping patrons are comfortable. Rain or shine you’re covered. Our festival is ARTIST-FOCUSED and there will be ample pre-event marketing & promotion in national, state, and local media. Crowd-pleasing attractions will include: 2nd annual Art March, full roster of live musicians, quality art activities for children and their families, and local food vendors sure to bring in big crowds! For more information visit brazosportcenter.org or contact Amanda Whitley at awhitley@bcfas.org or 979.256.7661.

 


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

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Jurying Fee)
Entry Deadline: 2/1/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 20
The Mission of Cowboy True is to educate the region about the honor, art, and beauty of the cowboy’s daily life.

Cowboy True is a celebration to honor working cowboys and the artwork that comes from their daily lives. During the weekend of  April 13-14, 2018, juried cowboy artists from around the nation will be featured at the J.S. Bridwell Ag Center to display their unique works derived from cowboy life. Categories include: bits, spurs, buckles, jewelry,  saddles, boots, trappings/gear, photography, paintings, drawings, sculptures, woodworking, and cowboy cartoons. Events for Cowboy True include Friday night Preview Party featuing a world champion chuckwagon and live entertainment by Jake Hooker and The Outsiders, Saturday daytime activities and Ranch Rodeo (exhibit open to the public) and Saturday night dinner, live auction, and entertainment. All proceeds go to Arts Council to assist with nonprofit programming and mission fulfillment.


Arts For All Festival 2018Lawton, Oklahoma
OPEN DATE: 11/28/2017
DEADLINE: 2/19/2018

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 5/12/2018 – 5/14/2018

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Celebrating our 44th year, the Arts for All Festival has been Southwest Oklahoma’s largest and most popular cultural outdoor event, drawing people from Oklahoma and Texas for a weekend filled with art, entertainment and tantalizing foods.  The festival is timed to be such that artistis are in the late Spring cycle of festivals.  We hope that this will encourage you to participate since we are in the midst of area festivals without conflicting. The festival is a cooperative effort of businesses, civic organizations and hundreds of volunteers who support and encourage the arts. All profits are contributed to the participating arts organization of Arts for All Inc.

Set up for the festival:  Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. start and must be finished no later than 4 p.m.
Festival hours:  Friday,  May 12 th 4 p.m. to 8 p.m
Saturday, May 13th 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 14th 11 a.m. to 5 p. m.

We are proud of our Southwest Oklahoma hospitality.  We provide an Artist’s Hospitality Tent with free beverages and snacks and a Sunday morning complimentary breakfast served on site.

We have 24 hour professional security on the grounds prior to the Festival starting and through Sunday.


31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Louisiana
Fee: $35.00 (31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition)
Entry Deadline: 2/9/18
Days remaining to deadline: 72

The 31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition will be juried by Benjamin Hickey, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Masur Museum in Monroe, Louisiana.

$3,000 is available for purchase awards. The awards will become part of the McNeese’s Works on Paper Permanent Collection.

Eligible for entry are works in any medium that is on or of paper. The artwork, including frame, should not exceed 40 inches in any dimension.

A non-refundable entry fee of $35 is charged each entrant. This fee entitles the artist a maximum of three entries. The deadline for entry is February 9, 2018.

The exhibition will be on view from March 22 through May 10, 2018 in the Grand Gallery, Shearman Fine Arts Annex, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana


Eureka Springs National Photography Contest & Exhibit

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Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: National
State: Arkansas
Fee: $35.00 (Eureka Springs National Photography Contest & Exhibit)
Entry Deadline: 2/28/18
Days remaining to deadline: 91
The Ozarks Photography Project (TOPP) is an arts extension of the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce. TOPP’s first National Juried Photography Contest offers professional judging, exciting sponsors, prizes, and more! The Exhibition & Sale will be held in historic Eureka Springs, AR. The entire Downtown Eureka Springs in on the U.S. National Historic Register, which makes visitng this charming, victorian, and art-infused town in the Ozarks a unique experience. It offers more art galleries than most cities fifty times its size. The show and sale dates will be held in conjunction with the annual Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts.

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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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2017 Western Trappings on The Llano
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Fee: $25.00 (Western Trapping on the Llano 2017)
Entry Deadline: 7/1/17
Days remaining to deadline: 10
Event Dates: 10/13/17 – 10/28/17

A 16 day, Juried, International exhibit and sale of original Western Trappings, Art, Jewelry and Gear. The exhibit will be held in the Llano County Historical Museum, located at 310 Bessemer.

 


New Braunfels Fall Into Art Festival 2017 – Gruene/New Braunfels, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/30/2017

Fee (Jury fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 10/28/2017 – 10/29/2017

Join us for the Second Annual Fall Into Art Festival sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council (GNBAC). Last year’s event went incredibly well benefitting the artists, the GNBAC and the community too!  The Second Annual Fall Into Art street festival will be held again in the same locale as our first year,  Gruene Lake Village just blocks away from the 25th Annual Clay Festival held in the historic section of Gruene in New Braunfels and happening on the same weekend. This was advantageous for both the Clay Festival and the Fall Into Art Festival as many patrons enjoyed the abundance of art located in the Gruene section of New Braunfels on this happening weekend.



Cottonwood Art Festival Fall 2017
 
Richardson, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/23/2017

Fee (Cottonwood Application Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 10/7/2017 – 10/8/2017

Cottonwood Art Festival is located in Richardson, Texas where artists exhibit their work among towering oaks with lakeside beauty. This award winning event has been ranked one of the best fine art festivals in the nation and continues to uphold its extraordinary reputation as a first rate show. 2017 marks the 48th anniversary for this extraordinary event. Sponsored by The City of Richardson, Cottonwood Art Festival is a showcase for a large variety of fine art and fine craft and provides our patrons with the opportunity to meet and talk with the artist who created the work. Live entertainment, a Friday night gala for the artists and guests, a children’s art area and much more round out this perfect weekend in the park!


Name of Call: England Airpark/Alexandria Int Airport – Public Art Sculpture – ALEXANDRIA, LA

Budget: $125,000
Deadline: 9/8/17

England Airpark and Community, home to Alexandria International Airport, is seeking request for qualifications and preliminary proposals from individual artists or artists teams for the creation of a monumental gateway sculpture located in a site specific roundabout entrance to the Airpark. This site was specifically created for the installation of a public art centerpiece. This is a high visibility, high traffic opportunity with hundreds of thousands of vehicles utilizing the Airparks roundabout on an annual basis. The roundabout location is one of the most notable and prominent public spaces within the Central Louisiana community.


Name of Call: Richard Greene Linear Park Entertainment District Sculpture Trail – ARLINGTON, TX
Budget: $140,000
Deadline: 7/20/17

The City of Arlington (“City”) and Entertainment District Sculpture Trail (“EDST”) Committee are seeking a response to this call for public art submissions from artists interested in providing professional services needed for the placement of a sculpture(s) to be located in Richard Greene Linear Park.


 

Name of Call: San Pedro Creek Pre-Qualified List of Artists, San Antonio, Texas

Budget: $1,000,000
Deadline: 6/30/17

The design of the San Pedro Creek Culture Park (Park) will radically change the current experience of the creek. In addition to providing enhanced flood control and revitalizing the natural habitat, the Park will also reconnect the community to the water through the creation of a world class linear park that reflects the unique culture of Bexar County. To that end, the San Antonio River Authority (SARA), working collaboratively with Bexar County and the City of San Antonio, seeks exceptional emerging and established public artists working in a variety of media and artistic approaches for its Pre-Qualified List of Artists (List).


Art @ Discovery Green 2017Houston, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/22/2017

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 11/4/2017 – 11/5/2017

Art@ Discovery Green along the Avenida  – A juried Art Festival featuring up 10 150 contemporary craft and fine artists selling their original and series works, located in the heart of Downtown Houston at Discovery Green Park.  Discovery Green, an Urban Greenspace, opened in 2008, encompasses 12 acres and is surrounded by the George R. Brown Convention Center, hi-rise living, luxury hotels and downtown sports arenas.  The park, which welcomed 1.5 million visitors in 2015, was named 4th best urban park in America in 2016 by USA Today.

Booth Fees Have Been Lowered For 2017!

Art@Discovery Green is produced for The Discovery Green Conservancy by festival director Lynette Wallace, with over 26 years of art festival management, and her experienced event team.   Artists needs are a top priority, offering continued hospitality with food/beverage and booth sitting.

Our festival this year will offer artist booths both on the Avenida and inside the park giving the artist easier load in and out as well as wonderful access for Houstonians and the 60,000+ visitors of the International Quilt Show going on in George R Brown.  November in Houston is traditionally one of the nicest months of the year, with comfortable temperatures and people enjoying outdoor events.  Discovery Green, always a destination for Houstonians, will be transformed into a celebration of Art and the independent artist including demonstration stage and cultural performances on the Avenida.


 

Art @ The Domain Austin – Fall 2017 Austin, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/22/2017

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 10/14/2017 – 10/15/2017

Art@The Domain in Northwest Austin is a small boutique Art Festival featuring 85 fine artists and contemporary craft artists along a beautiful retail and loft living street, Century Oaks Terrace in the middle of The Domain

This juried 2 day art festival features fine art and contemporary craft in 14 media categories.  Being the sixth year for the fall show and the tenth art show at The Domain; the word is out to art buyers and shoppers. Within The Domain are over 20 restaurants as well as Whole Foods and over 50,000+ residents within the zipcode .

The Domain is Austin’s premier shopping and entertainment venue restaurants and luxury retailers such as Barneys, Tiffany and Neiman Marcus surrounded in a beautifully landscaped setting. The Domain includes luxury apartments as well as a Westin hotel and Aloft Hotel. The Domain, is a massive mixed-use development with commercial, office and residential in a contemporary setting.  The area was established 7 years ago and is growing rapidly.

Austin is also a major center for high-tech industries. Apple, Intel, Samsung, Hewlett-Packard and Google all have offices here. It’s eclectic and diverse and Austinites have a reputation for being supportive of the arts and of independent businesses.

For the touring artists Art@The Domain offers a weekend to fit into your Texas tour.    Also offered within the fall Blue Lotus Art Show Tour areaThe Shops At La Cantera October 7th & 8th and Art@Discovery Green, November 5th &…


 

The SHOW of Dripping Springs | 20171042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/19/2017

Fee (Application Fee – Non-Refundable): $25.00
Event Dates: 9/30/2017 – 10/1/2017

The Artists Alliance of the Hill Country (AAHC) is spotlighting 56 juried artists at The SHOW as a two-day Fine Art Event from 11 AM to 5 PM.  Artists will display their work in a 12,000 square foot well-lit, air-conditioned ballroom with musicians performing original songs on-site throughout the two day event. Guest admission and parking to The SHOW is free. Food and drink are available on location. The Artists Alliance of the Hill Country will heavily advertise The SHOW in print, radio, television, and social media throughout Texas. Go view photos of last year’s art event at www.TheShowSpotlight.com. This page will be updated with the invited artist’s name, photos and website link.


 

Name of Call: Montana Rapid Transit System – EL PASO, TX
Budget: $350,000
Deadline: 7/7/17

This public art project will commission a total of 1 or 2 artists or artist’s teams to design and develop original artistic designs and/or images to be placed on each RTS station across the length of the corridor.


Name of Call: ASU Centennial Village – Phase II (Member, Texas Tech System)
Budget: $135,000
Deadline: 6/22/17

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside phase II of the Centennial Village Housing Complex, located on the Angelo State University Campus, a member of the Texas Tech System, located in San Angelo, TX. Construction of the new facility will be completed by July 2018.

Please see the full RFQ and image attachments at: http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=139869

Make sure all images submitted include work that you have created or that is in progress. Do NOT include proposed pieces that were not accepted. Also, include budgets of past projects.


 

 

 

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The Grove at Frisco Commons
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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
City: Frisco
State: Texas
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 6/22/17

The City of Frisco, Texas Public Art Program is issuing this Request for Qualifications for a public art opportunity at The Grove at Frisco Commons. Budget: $84,500.00

The Grove at Frisco Commons – an active adult center opening in early 2019 – will add a new social and educational destination to the already popular park. With a primary goal of serving adults 50 and over, this 30,000+ square-foot facility will include a diverse array of multi-use spaces for activities of all kinds including learning opportunities, fitness and games. Additionally, The Grove at Frisco Commons will serve as a meeting and special event space for the citizens of Frisco and beyond.

The name ‘The Grove’ was inspired by an existing grove of trees at the park and the desire to emphasize the importance of natural forms and themes for the development. The public art project will be located in an exterior courtyard with the many glass walls of the building on one side and the green spaces of the park on the other, accessible to audiences of all ages. The highly visible artwork will be displayed in an elevated planting bed, surrounded by landscaping and built-in benches.


 

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Navasota Artist in Residency Fall 2017
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Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: International
City: Navasota
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 8/14/2017 – 2/12/2018
Entry Deadline: 6/11/17
Days remaining to deadline: 12

The City of Navasota and The Arts Council of Brazos Valley invite artists to apply for a six month residency in Navasota, Texas! The Artists in Residence will have an opportunity to live, work, and exhibit in the historic Horlock Home in Navasota, Texas, which includes living and studio space for each of the three selected artists as well as a retail gallery space. The residency period is six (6) months from mid-August 2017 to mid-February 2018.

The City of Navasota will provide amenities including living/studio space, retail gallery space, internet, cable, and utilities free of charge to selected artists with the purpose of providing artists the opportunity to create and sell their work. Each artist will also receive a one-time $600 stipend at the beginning of the residency to assist with supply purchases.

 


 

TPS National Photography Award
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Call Type: Award
Eligibility: National
City: Frisco
State: Texas
Fee: $45.00
Event Dates: 5/8/2017 – 6/23/2017
Entry Deadline: 6/23/17

Texas Photographic Society is delighted to announce a new award program for artists residing in the United States who have a consistent body of photographic work. The recipient will be awarded a $2,000 cash prize; a solo exhibition at Red Maple Gallery, a new Participating Space during FotoFest 2018 in Houston, Texas; a solo exhibition at LHUCA in Lubbock, Texas; and international exposure in the photo community! This call is open to all subject matter, aesthetic approaches, and photographic processes. Two-dimensional work is preferred, and submissions from artists of all levels are encouraged.


 

2017 Western Trappings on The Llano
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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
City: Llano
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 10/13/2017 – 10/28/2017
Entry Deadline: 7/1/17

A 16 day, Juried, International exhibit and sale of original Western Trappings, Art, Jewelry and Gear.


 

Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts Show 2017 El Paso, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/9/2017

Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 11/18/2017 – 11/19/2017

The Las Artistas Art & Fine Craft Show, now in its 48th year, is a popular pre-Thanksgiving event, attracting an upscale audience of arts and crafts collectors and enthusiasts from El Paso, TX, Las Cruces, NM, and beyond. This small, artist-produced show is strictly juried, catering to affluent and savvy buyers. Booth fees are very reasonable and include electricity, reported art and fine craft sales are consistently strong, and the event has a friendly, easy going atmosphere. All booths will be located INSIDE and will be 10×10 or 10×15! To attract even more buyers, the show will feature art and craft demonstrations, live music, and creative cuisine from food trucks.

Las Artistas is working with a professional marketing agency with arts and crafts event expertise to promote the show and is updating its website to provide exhibitors with additional exposure. El Paso is known as a community that supports, promotes and funds the arts. In fact, our extensive advertising budget is funded in part by the Texas State Commission on the Arts and the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department.

This year, we are having a new section that we are calling Next Generation. This section of artists will be composed by local children under the age of 18. They will have a table displaying their pieces. This is part of an effort to build the art community in the area.

Don’t miss this opportunity to sell your work in a fun, festive environment!


Septemberfest at the Museum of the Southwest 2017 Midland, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/5/2017

Fee (Jury Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 9/8/2017 – 9/10/2017

This show is produced with the aim of providing an exposition of high quality arts and crafts by national artists and craftspersons, to benefit the Museum of the Southwest. Annual attendance 10,000.  Best in Show wins $1000. The 2017 event will mark our 48th successful year!


 

Covington Three Rivers Art Festival 2017 Covington, Louisiana

DEADLINE: 6/4/2017
Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 11/11/2017 – 11/12/2017

The Covington Three Rivers Art Festival invites you to apply to our 21st Annual juried festival. Attracting 50,000+ visitors last year, the award-winning festival is dedicated to bringing the best of fine arts and fine crafts to historic downtown Covington, Louisiana, and providing the best in Southern Hospitality for our artists.

Our site stretches outdoors along Columbia Street, lined by many of the galleries, antique and specialty shops, and restaurants for which Covington is well-known. The Arts Alive! demonstrations, Children’s Discovery Area, Student Art Exhibit and musical performances add to the festival ambiance and attraction.

Conveniently accessed off I-12, Covington is located on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain across the world’s longest bridge and is only 45 minutes from downtown New Orleans. This quaint, historic town is nestled along the Abita, Bogue Falaya, and Tchefuncte Rivers—hence the name Covington Three Rivers Art Festival.

Applications for this year’s festival will be accepted and processed through ZAPPlicationTM beginning February 8, 2017. Deadline for accepting entries is June 4, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

Our goals include:

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact:
Mayuko Ono Gray, COM Art Gallery director

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

 


 

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


Name of Call: Texas State University; University Events Center 

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


 

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

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

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

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

Covington Three Rivers Art Festival 2017 Covington, Louisiana
OPEN DATE: 2/8/2017
DEADLINE: 6/4/2017

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 11/11/2017 – 11/12/2017

The Covington Three Rivers Art Festival invites you to apply to our 21st Annual juried festival. Attracting 50,000+ visitors last year, the award-winning festival is dedicated to bringing the best of fine arts and fine crafts to historic downtown Covington, Louisiana, and providing the best in Southern Hospitality for our artists.Our site stretches outdoors along Columbia Street, lined by many of the galleries, antique and specialty shops, and restaurants for which Covington is well-known. The Arts Alive! demonstrations, Children’s Discovery Area, Student Art Exhibit and musical performances add to the festival ambiance and attraction.

Conveniently accessed off I-12, Covington is located on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain across the world’s longest bridge and is only 45 minutes from downtown New Orleans. This quaint, historic town is nestled along the Abita, Bogue Falaya, and Tchefuncte Rivers—hence the name Covington Three Rivers Art Festival.

Applications for this year’s festival will be accepted and processed through ZAPPlicationTM beginning February 8, 2017. Deadline for accepting entries is June 4, 2017.


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

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


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


Lomaland Recreation Center/Library

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

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

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


 

Messina Hof Wine Label Competition 2017

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

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


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



30th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition

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

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

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

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

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


Art Springs 2017
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Call Type: Festivals

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

Art Springs is the free 2-day outdoor festival portion of the annual Hot Springs celebration – Arts & The Park.  Art Springs is a juried festival bursting with Arkansas artists and artisans. Art Springs is held at the Hill Wheatley Plaza in downtown historic Hot Springs and is open from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, May 6 and 10 am4 pm on Sunday, May 7, 2017.


 

 

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

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

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


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