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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.

Houston Contemporary Art Show


What peaks our interests:
fine art painting, fine art drawing, mixed media, fiber arts, fine art/nature/concept photography, sculpture, metal works, unique handcrafted jewelry, textile/fabric art, folk art, pottery, wood crafting, upcycled/repurposed art and glass works

Please visit www.conceptionarts.com and select the Submit your Work button, then select Artist Registration.

To be held on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 @ Spindletap Brewery located at 10622 Hirsch Rd, Houston, TX 77016 // 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm!!!

Conception exhibits have been featured in The Wall St. Journal, Dallas Patron Magazine and ABC News and offer collectors the opportunity to purchase work directly from local artists at the tipping point of their career.

One artist will be presented with our prestigious Award of Excellence by a private panel of judges!

Visit us on Facebook at Facebook.com/conceptionevents as well as Instagram at www.instagram.com/conceptionartists/


San Antonio Contemporary Art Show


What peaks our interests:
fine art painting, fine art drawing, mixed media, fiber arts, fine art/nature/concept photography, sculpture, metal works, unique handcrafted jewelry, textile/fabric art, folk art, pottery, wood crafting, upcycled/repurposed art and glass works

Please visit www.conceptionarts.com and select the Submit your Work button, then select Artist Registration.

To be held on Saturday, October 29th, 2016 @ Blue Star Brewery located at 1414 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78210 // 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm!!!

Conception exhibits have been featured in The Wall St. Journal, Dallas Patron Magazine and ABC News and offer collectors the opportunity to purchase work directly from local artists at the tipping point of their career.

One artist will be awarded our prestigious Award of Excellence by a private panel of judges!

Visit us on Facebook at Facebook.com/conceptionevents as well as Instagram at www.instagram.com/conceptionartists/



Contact Sunshine Divis
: Fort Collins
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THEME | Singular/Signature
Singular/Signature: A single image has the power to tell stories, impact the viewer, and change the way we see. Often, a signature image comes to define an artist/photographer or a body of work. Show us your most impactful images. All artist renditions on the theme, genres, capture types and photographic processes are eligible to submit.
Entries Due | October 26, 2016
http://www.c4fap.org | Email: coordinator@c4fap.org 970.224.1010


2017 University of Dallas Regional Juried Ceramic Competition


Contact Rebecca Prince
: Irving
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Call for Entries

The University of Dallas invites you to participate in a juried ceramic competition featuring artists living in the central south region of the United States. Please share this information with ceramic artists you think might be interested in this important opportunity.

Internationally recognized ceramic artist Virginia (Ginny) Marsh will be selecting artists for the 2017 University of Dallas Regional Juried Ceramic Competition. From a selected field of artists, Virginia will issue distinctions of “Awards of Merit” and present two deserving artists with “Best of Show” awards. Solo exhibitions will be scheduled in the following academic year for the “Best of Show” award winners.

This show is open to ceramic artists over the age of 18 who currently reside in the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Submitted functional or sculptural works must use clay as the dominant material and must have been created within the past two years.

The Application deadline for entering this show is November 18, 2016.

To access this year’s prospectus, view the show history, and apply online, please use the following link:

We are proud to host The University of Dallas Regional Juried Ceramic Competition for ceramic artists in our region. Please join University of Dallas in representing the best ceramic work our region has to offer.

Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2017


Contact John Handley, PhD
: Nacogdoches
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Event Dates: 4/8/17 – 6/10/17
Entry Deadline: 1/22/17

Call for entries for the Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2017 is now available online. This year’s juror is Benito Huerta. Exhibition dates are April 8 – June 10, 2016 at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. Cash prizes.



2016 Fall Release Expo


Contact Ty Bishop
: Dallas
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Get exposure, win cash, and sell your work. We invite painters, sculptors, photographers, and other artists to apply for the Fall Release Expo at FOA. By submitting your art will be considered to appear before an international community through our online exhibition and social media exposure.Each accepted artist will have multiple pieces shown in our online art space, an individual artist profile, the option to sell works, and social media exposure. Additionally FOA offers prizes to the top applicants. Our desire in offering published interviews and the cash stipend, alongside exposure, is to create unique opportunities for your career as an artist.AWARDS
Top applicant: $100 stipend and published artist interview
Two Runner Ups: Published artist interviewDETAILSDeadline: November 12th, 2016FEE
3-5 Images – $15
6-10 Images – $20SELLING WORK
If selected to be a part of the Fall Release Expo, artist will receive 90% of the profits of any sold art work and FOA will keep 10%. In addition,artist is responsible for transportation and handling on the piece the the buyer.

APPLY: http://www.friendoftheartist.com/submissions2016/



MFA Publication Fellowship 2016


Contact Scott Gleeson
: Dallas
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Peripheral Vision Arts is now accepting submissions for the inaugural Master of Fine Arts 2016 Publication Fellowship in preparation for the publication of journal Issue No. 4. The MFA Publication Fellowship is open to US visual artists working in all genres currently enrolled in MFA studio degree programs, or who earned the MFA degree within the last 18 months (since May 2015). Top applicants will be paired with a professional critic in their genre for the publication of an Interview. A second tier of applicants will complete our Interview Questionnaire, selecting from nearly 30 questions addressing a range of topics from influences, training, and studio methods to time travel, student debt, identity politics, and obstacles facing women artists. All Publication Fellows will receive a custom Artist Profile page and an Instagram Takeover (4 posts) @peripheralvisionarts. Fee: $35 (early apps by Nov 11, $30)Deadline: November 30, 2016www.peripheralvisionarts.org/mfa-fellowship


Central Texas Art League Judged Member Show

: Temple
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All current and new CTAL members are invited to enter the first CTAL Judged Member Show. Artists can enter in five award divisions including: professional, semi-professional, non-professional, adult student and high school student. Best of show receives a $200 cash prize and ribbon, and first place ribbons are awarded for each division.Works will be judged in eight categories ranging from oil and acrylic, watercolor, drawing, pastel, mixed media, sculpture, photography and digital art. First, second and third place ribbons will be awarded in each category, and anyone attending the exhibit can vote on the People’s Choice Award to be announced at the end of the exhibit.This show is open to all CTAL members. The entry fee is $25 and includes the first three entries. Each additional entry is $10 each for a limit of five entries per artist. High school students’ additional entries are $5 each. If you are not a current member, become a member today! As a support organization of the Cultural Activities Center (CAC) in Temple, TX, all CTAL members must be CAC members. Membership is $40 for current CAC members and $65 for new CAC and CTAL members. CTAL 2016/17 membership is good through June 2017.Download the complete guidelines and entry form at http://www.cacarts.org/ctal-judged-member-show. Pay online at: http://goo.gl/tcIrCG. Submit form and images by Nov. 30 to visualarts@cacarts.org. For more information or questions, contact Charles Wallis, Show Chairperson at 817-235-2137 or Kristen Reichert at the CAC, 254-773-9926.


Outdoor Sculpture, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Little Rock, AR

Budget: $45,000
Deadline: 11/1/16

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) – Thompson Library Sculpture The Central Arkansas Library System is seeking to commission a qualified artist to create a permanent outdoor artwork for the Thompson Library located at 38 Rahling Circle, Little Rock, AR


The Galvez Streetscape, New Orleans, LA

Budget: $15,000
Deadline: 11/4/16

The Arts Council New Orleans, through the City of New Orleans Percent for Art Program, seeks to integrate impactful art into the city’s public space by illuminating the culturally artistic traditions inherent to our community. We believe that public art, serving in the best interest of public good, can be profoundly uplifting, help to build an appreciation for public space, and strengthen the creative, political, intellectual, and cultural tendencies that define New Orleans communities.




New Orleans Fire Department Murals, LA

Budget: $15,000
Deadline: 11/4/16

The Arts Council New Orleans’ Place + Civic Design Department is requesting mural proposals to replace public art installations at two New Orleans Fire Department locations. The department, through the City of New Orleans’ Percent for Art Program, and in partnership with the New Orleans Fire Department, will decommission existing public art banner installations and replace them with contemporary murals at the 801 Girod Street Flying Squad and Basin Street stations. The call is open to experienced artists, artist teams, or community groups working with muralists. Proposals may be submitted for both sites; however, only one artist or artist group will be selected for each site. While the installation should connect the fire department to the larger New Orleans community, themes should reflect broader sentiments that transcend specific references to fire, safety, and the departments’ history. Example sentiments include, but are not limited to: • A deep connection to, and congruence with, the surrounding neighborhood; • Specific historical references from the surrounding community; • Celebration of contemporary art’s transformative energy; • Collective empowerment and representation through creative expression in urban spaces; • Excitement and interest for the community’s current growth and energy; • Celebration of the neighborhood’s identity, and rich heritage.


Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2017


Fee: $15.00
Entry Deadline: 10/31/16

Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2017 is a juried show featuring contemporary art by Texas artists.


32nd Annual International Exhibition (UT Tyler)


Fee: $35.00
Entry Deadline: 11/18/16

The 32nd 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


Emerging Excellence (Grapevine TX)


Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 11/21/16Number of Applications Allowed: 5

“Emerging Excellence” is an annual juried art show open to undergraduate and graduate art students in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area. Work will be on display in the Tower Gallery at the Grapevine Visitor Information Center from 12/3/16 – 1/15/17. Prizes of $500 for 1st, $300 for 2nd, and $200 for 3rd place will be awarded based on the juried results.

This year we are issuing an open (no theme) call for any medium of two-dimensional art, which will be judged individually based on the quality of the composition and technique, overall impression of the art, and the effect of the artwork in general. There is no fee to participate.

Important Dates:

  • 11/21/16: Submission Deadline
  • 11/30/16: Artwork Delivery Deadline
  • 12/3/16 – 1/15/17: Show
  • TBD: Awards
  • 1/16/17 – 1/30/17: Artwork Pickup






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Partial Lobotomy Art Show Sept. 1

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Partial Lobotomy. Presented by Peep Show.
30+ Artists and Live Painters!

Live music!
Full bar!
Drink specials!

Taboo Lounge
1418 N Riverfront BLVD Dallas, Texas.

Thursday September 1st.


Peep Show is looking for Artists and Live Painters of all mediums to be a part of our upcoming show, ‘Partial Lobotomy’, in Dallas Texas on Thursday September 1st. The show will be held at Taboo Lounge in the Dallas. To be considered send at least 3 samples of your work. (short bio optional)

Be sure to like our page on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter for information and updates about upcoming events.


FB @ PeepShowTX

Weirdos Welcome



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Dallas Art Fair coming this spring

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Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery – adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the revitalized downtown Arts District – the 2016 Dallas Art Fair will feature over 95 prominent national and international art dealers and galleries exhibiting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists. For more information about the fair, click here.

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Out West by Teri Muse

Teri Muse Planting the Idea

Teri Muse will be exhibiting large, encaustic landscape paintings in an exhibit called “Out West” at The Art Gallery in The Point Center for Arts and Education on the campus of CCYoung, 4847 W. Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX 75214.

The exhibit is up from October 4th – 31st and the gallery is open from 6am – 8pm daily and there is a “meet the artist” event on Saturday, October 10th from 3-4pm.  The exhibit is free and open to the public.  The paintings were inspired by large Texas landscapes, especially from the north and west Texas areas.  For more information see www.terimuse.com or contact Angela at The Point at 214 841 2831.

Teri Muse Zip a Dee Doo Dah

Teri Muse Rollin' By

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Orisons Art Show – Open Call to Artists

Open Call to Artist

Orisons Art Show – Open Call to 2D Artists

Orisons Art & Framing is holding an open call to 2D artists!
This is a great chance to display in a professional gallery in historic downtown McKinney.
Orisons Art & Framing Orisons has been a vital part of the thriving McKinney art community since 1997 and represents 40+ local artists.

2D Works Only. Canvases must be gallery wrapped. Framed art must be professional and ready to hang. No photography – that show is in August!
Size Limit: 24” on longest side
Theme: None
Commission: 50/50. All art must be available for sale.
Submit up to 3 works.

Entry Fee:
1 – $15 (total)
2 – $25 (total)
3 – $30 (total)

1st Place: $250 Orisons Art & Framing Gift Certificate
2nd Place: $150 Orisons Art & Framing Gift Certificate
3rd Place: $75 Orisons Art & Framing Gift Certificate
*Gift Certificates good for printing, framing and other artist services. Not applicable towards art purchases.


Art Submission Due Date: Orisons will start accepting submissions September 21st. Art must be delivered in person to Orisons Art & Framing NO LATER THAN Thursday, October 1st at 6:00 pm. Orisons is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm for drop off at 110. E. Louisiana St., McKinney, TX 75069.

Acceptance: Emails will be sent out to notify artists of acceptance on Friday, October 2nd. Artwork not accepted can be picked up October 3rd – 10th.

Reception & Award Ceremony: Saturday, October 10th, 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Showing: Art will be on display October 10th through November 7th.

Pick up: Accepted art can be picked up November 9th through the 14th, 10:00 am  – 6:00 pm.


Questions: Please email andrea@orisonsart.com or call 972-529-1441

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D.K. Richardson teaches Verdaccio Techniques


DEMO @ TVAA Downtown Gallery – What secrets of the Old Masters can we re-discover and use in our contemporary works of art? Master Artist, D.K. Richardson, demonstrates the Verdaccio Underpainting and Glazing Techniques used by Masters such as Da Vinci in the ‘Mona Lisa’, and Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel. ‘Verdaccio’ is an Italian term for a color mixture that creates an olive green used for tonal underpaintings. This underpainting reduces the garishness of red and orange pigments needed to produce believable flesh, depth to the skin, and life to the subject.

Date: Saturday, August 23rd
Time: 2- 3:30 pm
Location: TVAA Gallery, Plaza of the Americas, Suite G207, 600 N Pearl St, Dallas, TX 75201
Price: $10 – All participants will enter to win supplies – Charvin oils and acrylics paints from Jerry’s Artarama.
RSVP by Wednesday, August 20th. Apply now. Space is Limited. To register email: info.moya.art@gmail.com.
Additional Information about the artist: http://dkrichardson-artist.com/art-awards-press.html


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International Artist Residencies in Budapest

Announcing International Artist Residencies in Budapest 2013

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The HMC based in Dallas, TX and Budapest, Hungary – is an artist run, non-profit, multi-disciplinary arts organization dedicated to excellence, experimentation, and education in all forms of contemporary art and culture.

The HMC is pleased to share with you the 2013 residency program. If you are interested in applying and have any questions, review the information below and write directly to Beata, HMC Director, bszechy@yahoo.com. The subject line should read “AIR/HMC, Budapest”.

We do early jury selections on the third weekend of each month.

E-mail address: bszechy@yahoo.com
Discipline:  visual artists, writers, performers
Offered program: residency, seminar, artist talk, exhibition, Galleries & Museum Tour,.
Eligibility: emerging artists

Please visit our website for more information and application form.



The AIR/HMC, Budapest mission is to bridge cultural, geographic, and linguistic divides by bringing people together through the arts in order to foster a greater understanding of world cultures.

The HMC is an award winning 501©3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting international art and the understanding of world cultures, through high quality art exhibitions, cultural exchanges and related educational programs. The mission of the HMC is to support artists and strengthen the arts in their vital role in the lives of people and communities. Our goal is to inform and educate the community at large through cross-cultural exchange, provide an opportunity for artists to work and exhibit in Hungary, and provide the artists with a supportive environment and uninterrupted time to work during the residency.

The HMC opened in 1990 as an artistic, educational institution. We are invited more then 800 artists, writers, film makers who play an active part in the field of contemporary art. During the residency period, we hold exhibitions, through creative activities, presentations, workshops, and lectures by the artists.

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Call for artists: Library Thoughts-3 – exhibition

Library Thoughts-3, Budapest 2013
Barabas Villa Gallery, Budapest

When Johann Gutenberg invented movable type books it resulted in an explosion of art.  Now the book tradition is undergoing another change, as e-books read online are becoming more common.  What will the future hold in terms of reading, writing and the book as an object?  The usage of computers are evolving rapidly, going from not-so-intuitive, and sometimes even counter-intuitive, interaction through external devices like a computer mouse or a trackpad, to soon being controlled by gestures, whole-body movements or facial expressions.  Is this the end of books as we know it?  What impact will the digital age have on the usage of paper, books, libraries?  The Hungarian Multicultural Center invites artists exploring the wide spectrum of book art, small-press art, mail art, mixed media artist’s books, to submit their work to the 3rd edition of the international group exhibition Library Thoughts, held in Barabas Villa Gallery, Budapest, August 27 – September 10, 2013.

Deadline: 03/15/13
Entry fee: $35

1. Send the application form, artist resume/CV, artist statement, 1 – 3 still image work samples OR short video (YouTube) by email and application fee by PayPal ($35)
2. Notification letter will be sent on 03/20/13.
3. Original artworks & SASE arrival to HMC, Dallas by 04/15/13
or HMC, Budapest by 06/15/13

More info and application form:
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