Calls for Art around Texas and Neighboring States

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Name of Call: Island Beautification Project Call, Midland, TX
Eligibility: State: TX
Budget: $50,000
Deadline: 2/15/21

KMB is seeking an artist or team of artists to create an original work of art that expresses “Wind” as a theme. KMB is looking for applications showing artists conceptual plans and preliminary designs in advance of fabrication and installation of the work of art to be located at traffic island formed by W. Wall St, W. Front St, and Williams St, in Southwest Midland, illustrated in the Location Map below.. Because of the nature of business conducted by KMB, use of natural products and materials is recommended.


Name of Call: University Health Women’s & Children’s Hospital: Design Enhancement for Hospital Levels G-12, SA, TX
Eligibility: Country: United States
Budget: $120,000
Deadline: 3/1/21

University Health’s Salud-Arte: Art of Healing program seeks artists and artist teams to artfully enhance with original designs select locations/areas on twelve floors of the new Women’s & Children’s Hospital at University Health’s Medical Center campus. Designs will be printed on wall films, acrovyn, and/or other similar materials and be thoughtfully integrated within the architectural features of each floor. The building is set to open in early 2023. The commissioned artwork will thoughtfully respond to this unique context in a way consistent with the mission of University Health.


Name of Call: University Health Women’s & Children’s Hospital: Public Elevator Lobbies, Floors G-12 – SA, TX
Eligibility: Country: United States
Budget: $60,000
Deadline: 3/1/21

University Health’s Salud-Arte: Art of Healing program seeks an artist or artist team to artfully enhance the public elevator lobbies for Levels G-12 of the new Women’s & Children’s Hospital at University Hospital’s Medical Center campus. This includes designing and incorporating wayfinding signage in these spaces. The building is set to open in early 2023. The commissioned artwork will thoughtfully respond to this unique context in a way consistent with the mission of University Health.


Name of Call: University Health Women’s & Children’s Hospital: Donor Wall Art at Level 1 Lobby Glass – SA, TX
Eligibility: Country: United States
Budget: $30,000
Deadline: 1/17/21

University Health’s Salud-Arte: Art of Healing program seeks an artist or artist team to design a donor wall for the Level 1 Lobby Glass of the new Women’s & Children’s Hospital at University Hospital’s Medical Center campus. The building is set to open in early 2023. The commissioned artwork will thoughtfully respond to this unique context in a way consistent with the mission of University Health and will incorporate the names of approximately 20,000 donors into the design.


The New Vanguard: Explorations into the New Contemporary II

Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
State: New Mexico
Fee: $40.00 (The New Vanguard: Explorations into the New Contemporary II)

Apply through https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8130
Entry Deadline: 12/14/20
Event Dates: 1/22/21 – 2/14/21

The New Vanguard: Explorations into the New Contemporary II – is an international juried competition open to all artists working in painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed media, digital, collage, sculpture, and photography.  We are looking for art that pushes the boundaries in a variety of genres including but not limited to: High Brow, Low Brow, Pop Surrealism, Hyperrealism, Graffiti Art, and Abstract Art.  Entrants must be 18 years or older.  Artwork created under the supervision of an instructor is not eligible.  Submitted work must have been executed in the last five years.


Remarque Print Exchange 2021

Eligibility: National
State: New Mexico
Fee: $35.00 (Remarque Print Exchange 2021)
Entry Deadline: 12/15/20
Apply through https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8166
Event Dates: 3/5/21 – 3/27/21

Remarque Printshop is delighted to announce the first annual non-juried Remarque Print Exchange. Join us in our mission to engage with printmakers around the world, to exhibit new works in Albuquerque, New Mexico and to raise funds for our educational scholarship fund.


Outposts Phase II

Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: New Mexico
Entry Deadline: 1/29/21
Apply through https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7874

The Bernalillo County Arts Board solicits a call for artists to propose conceptual sketch ideas for outdoor sculpture to be located along highly visible avenues and boulevards within Bernalillo County, New Mexico. Regional artists residing in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Arizona, Colorado and Texas are invited to propose conceptual mid-size sculptures. The project “Outposts” is conceived by the Bernalillo County Arts Board and evolved from an idea of combining the duality of the communities in the region to include the co-existence of mountains and valley, urban and the rural communities, the monsoon season and the dry season and ancient and modern cultures of the area. The scope of the project is to locate sculptures in each of the five Bernalillo County districts for a total of 25 sculptures by 25 artists. Phase I was completed in 2020. This call is for Phase II of the project for an additional five sculptures. The established budget for Phase II is $25,000.00 per sculpture.  


34th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition

Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Louisiana
Fee: $35.00 (34th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition)
Entry Deadline: 2/16/21
Apply through https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8191
Event Dates: 3/25/21 – 5/6/21

The 34th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition will be juried by Robyn Phillips-Pendleton, curator and professor of Visual Communications, University of Delaware.

$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 16, 2021.

The exhibition will be on view from March 25 through May 6, 2021 in the Grand Gallery, Shearman Fine Arts Annex, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana.


CAL National 2021

Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Fee: $35.00 (CAL National 2021)
Entry Deadline: 12/15/20
apply through https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8140
Event Dates: 3/3/21 – 4/1/21

ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 15, 2020

A NATIONAL EXHIBITION

Now in its sixth year, the CAL National has grown into one of the premier shows in Texas in a very short time. Last year saw nearly 700 entries from 40 states. This year the 2021 CAL National is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts as a part of their Artistic Enrichment in American Communities (AEAC) program.

Categories include Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media and Photography with recognition in each category along with an overall Best of Show.

The month-long exhibition will also feature the creation of a collaborative mural on a free-standing canvas with internationally recognized Vickie McMillan Hayes leading a group of hands-on artists and non-artists.

 The exhibit will be taking place alongside other art events in Historic Downtown Conroe by member organizations of the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance who offeer literature, theatre, chorale, dance, jazz and other arts…


Figure It Out

Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Fee: $35.00 (Figure It Out)
Entry Deadline: 1/5/21
apply through https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7763

TAGat120ART invites artists to submit work for the Figure it Out competition

SHOW LOCATION – 120ART at 120 W. 2nd Street, Taylor, Texas 76574 and online
CALL DESCRIPTION –  Figure it Out is a national juried competition organized by TAGat120ART. Artwork will be separated into two categories:  2D and photography.
ELIGIBILITY – All artists 18 years or older, working in the 2D mediums of painting, drawing, mixed media  and photography are invited to submit up to 3 pieces that address the concept for jury selection.

DATES AND ENTRY DETAILS –  Submit images of your work at 120 dpi to www.artist.callforentry.org no later than 12:00 am, January 5, 2021. Successful entries will be announced by 12:00 am on January 10, 2021. Work must be delivered to TAGat120ART, 120 W. 2nd Street, Taylor, TX 76574, no later than January 30, 2021. 
FEES AND PRIZES – Artists may enter up to 3 pieces for $35.00.  Cash prizes totaling more than $1500 will be awarded ……………


44th International Watermedia Exhibition

Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $35.00 (Entry fee for first piece 44th International Watermedia Exhibition)
Entry Deadline: 1/8/21
apply through https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8120
Event Dates: 3/7/21 – 4/1/21

The 44th Annual International Watermedia Online Exhibition (IWE) will highlight the artistic excellence of its global participants in an online gallery exhibit held in Houston’s popular Museum District. In March 2021, selected entries will receive maximum exposure at our juried, month-long online exhibit and have an opportunity to win generous awards from our sponsors. An archived catalogue will remain online through the end of 2021. This year highly sought after Keiko Tanabe is the Juror and Instructor. The 44th IWE 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. The only watermedia nonprofit in Houston, WAS-H offers exceptional exhibitions, dedicated community outreach, and educational programs provided by world class instructors. ………….


2021 Susan Beech Mid-Career Grant

Call Type: Grants
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 1/10/21
apply through https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8142
The purpose of the 2021 Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant is to recognize a mid-career artist with a substantial practice who has made a significant contribution to the field, as well as to provide resources for the development and implementation of a significant jewelry-related project that the artist would not otherwise have the means to undertake. The competition is open to makers between the ages of 35 and 55 at the time of the proposal deadline, who have an active and ongoing record of activity in the field.  The winner will receive a cash grant of $20,000, to be paid over the two years in which the project will be implemented.

Additional information about Art Jewelry Forum and this grant can be found on the AJF website: www.artjewelryforum.org.


17th Annual Sculpture Garden – Arts Council Wichita Falls

Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (17th Annual Sculpture Garden – Entry Fee)
Entry Deadline: 1/17/21
apply through https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8248
Event Dates: 5/8/21 – 5/5/22

The Arts Council Wichita Falls’ year-long Sculpture Garden Exhibition at the Kemp Center for the Arts is in its 17th year. The juror will accept 10 pieces for exhibition. Artwork is exhibited for 12 months.  In addition to installation stipends, there are three cash prizes awarded by the juror/judge at the time of installation.

All forms of outdoor sculpture will be considered, provided it meets the prospectus.  The exhibit space surrounds a 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 Waco artist Robbie Barber.  Mr. Barber’s resume and work can be seen on his website here: robbiebarber.com.

Installation Location:
The Kemp
1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Contact programming@artscouncilwf.org for further information.

The Arts Council Wichita Falls is a 501(c)(3) organization and not a subsidiary of any government agency or organization.