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More Art Calls around Texas & Neighboring States


Conroe Art League 2nd Invitational Show (2017)



Fee: $25.00

Event Dates: 2/1/2017 – 2/24/2017

Entry Deadline: 1/2/17

You are invited to enter the second Conroe Art League Invitational. It will be juried by acclaimed artist, Cynthia K. Reid. This national call is for artists of original 2D and 3D artwork. Entry closes Tuesday, January 2, 2017 at midnight Mountain Time.

Selected works will be on exhibit throughout the month of February 2017. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top four selected artworks. Certificates of merit will be given to 3 works.

Exhibit Dates: Wednesday, February 1,2017 thru Friday, February 24, 2017

Deadline to apply: Tuesday, January 2, 2017 at midnight Mountain Time Zone

Women & Their Work 2017-2018 Solo Exhibition Series. Austin Texas



Fee: $25.00

Entry Deadline: 12/16/16

Women & Their Work seeks artists who create inventive, high-caliber contemporary art that breaks new ground or proposes innovative approaches to form and content. Selections are based on an evaluation of the work; we look for a strong, consistent aesthetic vision. We encourage artists to create new work for exhibition. The work in the application should demonstrate that you are capable in vision and scope of creating a powerful solo exhibition that commands the 1,700 square foot gallery. Women artists residing in Texas who have not had a solo exhibition at Women & Their Work within the past five years are eligible. Recently created work in all media will be considered.

Southern Futurism



Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Fee: $25.00

Entry Deadline: 1/6/17

Like the Futurists of the early 20th century, we live in a world immersed in technology, urban trappings, speed, information, connectivity and change. Viewing it through a southern lens, tinted by tradition, can result in modern dissonance. For many, the narrative of the American South, will be informed and confined by its history, but how is its future to be portrayed? This exhibition seeks,  in the broadest sense possible, to showcase contemporary artists’ depictions of the schism and reconciliation of what might be called the New Southern Futurism.

Shifting Landscapes


Albuquerque, New Mexico

Fee: $40.00

Entry Deadline: 1/4/17

Members of the Surface Design association are invited to submit work for the 3rd International Juried Members’ exhibition, Shifting Landscapes. The exhibition will be held in partnership with form & concept gallery at their location in Santa Fe, NM from February 24 2017 – May 20, 2017 . The exhibition includes awards. Entries may be submitted online October 24, 2016 – January 4, 2017.

RFQ – Public Art Project at East Library Branch, Norman, OK


Call Type: Public Art

Eligibility: Unspecified

City: Norman, Oklahoma


Entry Deadline: 12/16/16

Norman Arts Council on behalf of The City of Norman and Norman Forward Percent for Art, for Norman Public Library East, is seeking an artist (or team of artists) to create a significant work of art for the new Norman Public Library East to be located at 3001 East Alameda Street, Norman, Oklahoma.

Art City Austin Festival 2017  – Austin, Texas

DEADLINE: 12/4/2016

Jury Fee: $40.00

Event Dates: 3/31/2017 – 4/2/2017

Art City Austin is located in downtown Austin, Texas at the Palmer Event Center grounds and under the shaded canopy. 2017 marks the 67th year of this event, but just the second at this extraordinary new venue that received rave reviews from guests and artists alike. Art City Austin is unique in its pairing of an art festival with a boutique gallery art fair all as a single art experience. Approximately 125 artists will exhibit outdoors and under the canopy and 25 galleries will exhibit inside the Palmer Event Center (separate application process for indoor booths, there is a limited opportunity inside for self-represented artists.)

King William Fair 2017 (San Antonio, TX)

DEADLINE: 12/15/2016

Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 4/29/2017 – 4/29/2017

In it’s 50th Year (!), the King William Fair is a one-day event to be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Approximately 45,000 visitors attend the Fair which is held on the final Saturday of the 11 days of “Fiesta”– San Antonio’s biggest and most well known festival. This event consists of approximately 185 Art and Craft exhibitors, live music and dance performances on five stages, food and beverage booths, a Kids Kingdom play area and a quirky parade. Set on the streets of the historic King William District of San Antonio, Texas, among the beauty of its stately homes and gracious gardens, the King William Fair has long garnished the reputation of San Antonio’s Best Family Friendly Fiesta Event with the Quirkiest Parade.

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9th Annual Ghost Ranch Workshop/Retreat in Abiquiu, NM Sept. 25 – Oct. 1


You are invited to Darla Bostick’s 9th Annual Ghost Ranch Workshop/Retreat 2016 in Abiquiu, NM  25 September-1 October

Includes digital photography, watercolors/acrylics, pencil, incorporating text and mixed media work with options for plein air painting and comfort of a group activity room (floor to ceiling vista views). For 7 days/6 nights you can relax, enjoy, and create. Lodging and meals included at Ghost Ranch property. The Georgia O’Keeffe Landscape Tour takes you where she painted from the magnificent area scenery. Visit the O’Keeffe studio/home on tour.  Space is limited to 16 participants. Bring materials you love to work with (or try something new) and join us! The workshop fee is $550. Room and board at the Ranch are per their rates. Unclaimed rooms will be released 20 August but I may be able to get rooms after that date.

Come and see for yourself why Georgia O’Keeffe loved Ghost Ranch!

My website has more details:  www.darlabostick.com

Darla Bostick, 940.320.5660       Email: darlabostickart@gmail.com

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The Enchanted Landscapes of Chimayó – Photography of Northern New Mexico By Robert Smartt

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OPENING SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2-5 pm.  The Edge 166 Artspace @ Theatre 166.  2425 Parker Rd., Carrollton TX 75010.  Tel. 469-248-7712.

Santuario de Chimayó (Sanctuary of Chimayó)  just north of Santa Fe, New Mexico is both a magnificent and a holy spot.

A Catholic site of pilgrimage since the early nineteenth century, the church and its surroundings receive over 300,000 visitors a year and is a national historical landmark.  Legends dating back to precolonial times as well as many stories of miracles, healings, and even apparitions of Jesus himself are associated with Chimayó

Oklahoma photographer Robert Smartt has captured with the magic of the camera lense in powerful, matchless, and enduring images the bewitching beauty as well as the thick aura of a  cultural and spiritual history involving Chimayó  In addition, his other stunning landscapes of the canyon lands and lonely gorges of Northern New Mexico will take your breath away.

Previously a featured exhibt at Oklahoma’s prestigious Goddard Center, The Edge 166 Artspace is both proud and pleased to be able to offer “The Enchanted Landscape of Chimayó” for the month of September and part of October.

Submitted by Carl Raschke. Email: gallery166@verizon.net

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Darla Bostick’s 8th Annual Ghost Ranch Art Workshop & Retreat

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If you have considered leaving home to pursue your love of art (even if just for a week), my Ghost Ranch art workshop puts you in touch with that creative spirit. Ghost Ranch is a retreat area with a rustic atmosphere.  This art event promises to be a unique experience of fun and exploration–stretching the possibilities of our art work and setting out in new directions.  Unlike other workshops, this one is simply pure artistic pleasure—gorgeous southwest scenery, learning, sharing, painting, drawing, photographing, text, and more!  Learn how to capture the spirit of a place and translate that into a totally original piece of art!

DATES: Your art retreat package includes instruction with some materials provided, lodging and meals! The workshop begins Sunday, 4 October and ends Saturday after breakfast 11 October.

 INSTRUCTION:  We use several media but primarily watercolor and acrylic (sometimes enhanced with other materials). The workshop/ retreat combines the media of photography, watercolor, ink, acrylic, colored pencil and more! We will use watercolor paper, clayboard, yupo, tissue and more! Bring your favorite materials along. There are opportunities for plein aire as well as the comfort of a group activity room for our use. Our workshop area has floor to ceiling windows and occasionally we watch an afternoon storm blow across, refreshing the air and intensifying the landscape colors. There will be daily demos, slide presentations, a bit of fun with door prizes and optional happy hour at day’ end, etc. My website shows some of Ghost Ranch demo work and photos showing the stages of how I work from sites at Ghost Ranch to finished paintings.

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FIELD TRIPS: Ghost Ranch is the area where Georgia O’Keeffe lived during the most recognized era of her life and art. The Georgia O’Keeffe Landscape Tour is an optional field trip during the week. We will be transported to the private lands of the Ranch, practically following her footsteps, to the very places where she painted. We can look at the landscape while referring to a copy of her artwork.  There is a second tour of the O’Keeffe Home/Studio in nearby Abiquiu where we can experience her life and working place. Both tours are available at a small additional cost.  We sometimes drive over to a nearby interesting spot and it varies each year. We’ve been to a monastery, the White Place, the natural amphitheater, a local art walk or show, local gallery, etc.

WHO COMES: Beginners and seasoned artists are all welcome! My workshop has drawn participants from NM, OK, AZ, TX, KS, PA, CO, NY, IA and CA. There is no shortage of sharing experiences. The best idea is to bring a roommate along. If you register alone but wish to avoid the additional expense of a single room, I will try to match you with another single participant. It is not unusual to have a non-painting spouse come along and they are welcome to join us for the tours, meals and evenings in the New Arts Building, as well as our meet and greet the first night. Their daytime hours are at their own device. The Ranch has several programs running the same time as my workshop and that is an option also. I like for each person to have their own workspace and table, so the group is limited to 16.

ROOMING:  Specific rooming prices are determined by room type and number of occupants in the room. The registration form on my website explains in more detail. The price of the lodging is totally set by Ghost Ranch. They have a wide range of room types and each one is a different rate. To determine your lodging, go to my website   www.darlabostick.com or the website of Ghost Ranch and check out the photographs and rates. The easiest summary is the registration form on my website. It lists far more information concerning registration, our schedule, lodging and meals along with photos showing you what to expect. The registration form has details to the penny on your expenses.

ACTIVITIES:  I hope you can make it for this unique experience. Some participants in the past have taken time out for hiking and horseback riding at the Ranch and these things work well with our schedule.

GETTING THERE: If you are interested in flying to the workshop, American Airlines Eagle flights now service Santa Fe, NM from DFW and LAX! This would place you one hour closer to Abiquiu than if you fly into Albuquerque. (Southwest Airlines is one of those offering flights in Albuquerque, which is one hour south of Santa Fe).  Abiquiu is about one hour further north from Santa Fe. Last year I helped artists carpool from the airport. I drive from the DFW area with no trouble but spend one night before arriving at the Ranch. This is covered in more detail with a map on my website.

COST:  The workshop fee is $495. The room and board for 6 days and the lodging with meals is additional at the rate Ghost Ranch charges.  This is for (almost) a week of instruction at Ghost Ranch from8:30 am through the evening and includes all your instruction, materials I bring to share and use of the beautiful New Arts Building with floor to ceiling windows. The time we choose for ending each day is very flexible and I work with the wishes of the group. One group was ready to quit at 8:30, another year we painted until 10pm…so it really depends on each individual.

We have some wonderful sponsors for the workshop this year! I think you will be pleased.

Please help spread the word if you have a friend or art group who might be interested. I am not hired by Ghost Ranch. This is my 8th Ghost Ranch workshop there and I promote it, teach it and handle all the arrangements myself.

Last year 4 people were turned away due to the workshop filling. Do not wait to decide if you want to join us. Finally, I will place you on my “Future Workshop” email list and keep you posted of future workshops (unless you prefer I not do this)!

Contact me with any questions,

Darla Bostick (940.320.5660)

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