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CALL for ENTRIES: 64 Arts National

2017 May 22

Learn more about the 64 Arts National Juried Exhibition from the Buchanan Center for the Arts!fields of CORN for popping

Over the years, I have fallen for all foods Chicago style.  From deep-dish pizza to hot dogs to open face horseshoes with fries piled high, the windy city knows its food.  But just like my state is more than Memphis BBQ or Nashville Hot, Illinois is more than the famous foods of Chicago.  Did you know that Illinois is one of the few states that has adopted an official snack food –popcorn.  Their unique spin is equal parts cheese & caramel-flavored varieties, a state after my own heart.  This next Call is from that very state, and the commission is so low…

Check out this Call for Entries from the Buchanan Center for the Arts (Monmouth, IL) for the 64 Arts National Juried Exhibition. $25 Entry & $3800 in cash awards.  Take a look…

Learn more about the 64 Arts National Juried Exhibition from the Buchanan Center for the Arts!CALL for ENTRIES:
64 Arts Nat’l Juried
from the Buchanan
Center for the Arts

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists

MEDIA:  Open to all media

DEADLINE:  June 15, 2017 (by 11:59 MST)

NOTIFICATION:  July 15, 2017

ENTRY FEE:  $25 for up to 3

JUROR:  Lucas Cowan became The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy’s first Public Art Curator in 2014. Previously he directed the Public Art Program for the Maryland State Arts Council, and he was the Senior Curator of Exhibits for Millennium Park and the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture in Chicago, IL.  Cowan has served on juries and panels across the United States, and has consulted on cultural park planning for cities such as San Francisco and Chicago. Cowan was most recently elected to the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Council and previously served on the board of trustees for the International Sculpture Center, publishers of Sculpture magazine. Cowan is a founding member of the Advisory Council for Cold Hollow Sculpture Park in Vermont.

AWARDS:  Mary Jane Twomey Award for Best of Show of $1,000, Lonnie Eugene Stewart Sculpture Award of $1,000, OSF Family Medical Center Painting Award of $300, Blick Art Materials Mixed Media Award of $300, Blick Art Materials Sculpture Award of $300, Jim Keefe Photography Award of $300, Harlow & Lila Blum Works on Paper Award of $300 and Ceramics Award of $300

SALES:  All sales made during the exhibition are subject to a 20% sales commission.

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CALL for ENTRIES: Contemporary Encaustic

2017 May 21

Learn more about the 2017 Contemporary Encaustic exhibit from the Royal Contemporary Gallery! your BEESwax

For all of my complaining about added wax in/on food, it does have its place.  You know I don’t need my fruit and veggies to be pretty, but a lightly waxed apple from my local orchard will keep in cold storage or root cellar for months on end.  And have you spied the new beeswax food wrap?  It is meant as a replacement for plastic wrap.  You can even make your own.  Cool.  This next Call is also an excellent use of wax.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from Royal Contemporary for the Contemporary Encaustic 2017.  A $35 entry fee is standard, but cash prizes are always a bonus. This is a great opportunity…

Learn more about the 2017 Contemporary Encaustic exhibit from the Royal Contemporary Gallery!CALL for ENTRIES:
Contemporary Encaustic
from Royal Contemporary

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists 18+

MEDIA:  Open to both traditional encaustic materials, techniques, and methods as well as works that explore unexpected relationships between encaustic and other materials.

DEADLINE:  June 1, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  June 5, 2017

ENTRY FEE:  $35 for 2-5 images

JURORS: Lisa Steele is a sculptor working primarily in clay & mixed media & involves the sculptural interpretation of land forms, simplified & abstracted into fundamental shapes & elements to capture the essence and spirit of the place. She has been exhibiting professionally for 25+ years, and holds a B.F.A. from Syracuse University.  Steele owns Royal Contemporary, the premier contemporary fine art gallery in Florence, CO.

Lauren Lipinski Eisen’s encaustic & mixed-media paintings focus on memory and place, investigating the visual portrayal of separate moments in time combined into single images. Her images explore the relationships between landscape, architecture, agriculture, horticulture and other aspects of industry that affect native plant and animal life. Eisen leads the Painting program for the School of Art & Design at the University of Northern Colorado. Lauren received an M.F.A. in Painting from Tulane University & a B.F.A. in Fine Arts from Columbus College of Art & Design.

AWARDS:  $300 for Best of Show, $200 for 2nd Place & $100 for 3rd Place.  Selected artists will be featured in a group exhibition at Royal Contemporary from July 6 through August 27, 2017.  The exhibition will be promoted with professionally printed invitations, email announcements, website presence for all selected artists on the gallery’s website, an opening reception, local and regional electronic postings, and press releases.

SALES:  All work must be for sale.  Royal Contemporary will retain 50% commission on sales.

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CALL for ENTRIES: 43rd Annual AKWS

2017 May 18

Learn more about the 43rd Annual Juried from the Alaska Watercolor Society!

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My local water utility only serves 943 addresses.  The tiny service area results in excellent tasting water.  Water quality affects everything I cook, most notably iced tea, poached & boiled eggs, and pasta.  I move in two weeks to a different water system.  The countdown is on.  This next call depends on water too.  Show them your best…

Check out this Call for Entries from the Alaska Watercolor Society for the 43rd Annual Juried Exhibition at the Conoco Phillips Gallery, Alaska Pacific University (Anchorage, AK)Take a look…

Learn more about the 43rd Annual Juried from the Alaska Watercolor Society!CALL for ENTRIES:
43rd Annual Juried
from the Alaska
Watercolor Society

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all U.S. residing artists, age 18+

MEDIA: Open to all paintings that are primarily aqua media (watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache, egg tempera, water based ink, and water soluble crayon or pencil) over any flat, two dimensional surface.

DEADLINE:  June 1, 2017 (midnight MST)

NOTIFICATION: by July 9, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $30 up to 2

JUROR:  Kathleen Conover paints with openness to her subject matter, she is guided by intense observation and deep personal reflection. The result is rich symbolic layers of literal and figurative design.  She studied undergraduate fine arts at San Diego State University, finished her B.A. at the University of Washington in Seattle and earned her M.A. from Northern Michigan University. Continued study with American master watercolor artists over the next decade enriched her depth, understanding, skill, and personal style of painting.  Global travel continues to influence her award winning paintings and inspires her work.

AWARDS:  Juror will select the top paintings for cash/merchandise awards. In 2016 the awards exceeded $5,000 with $1500 for Best in Show.

SALES: Works must be for sale. A 30% commission will be retained by APU ConocoPhillips Gallery on all works sold during the exhibition.

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CALL for ENTRIES: Beyond the Blue

2017 May 17

Learn more about the Call for Contemporary Cyanotypes from Don't Take Pictures!pumping IRON

For a couple of years of my childhood, I was inexplicably anemic.  I got used to weekly blood draws and iron shots.  The careful planning of my diet to include iron-rich foods became an endless exercise in meat eating.  It took a whole host of nutritionists to convince my father that spinach and seafood and peas and dried fruit were iron rich too.  I still love raisins.  A little extra vitamin C in my diet through citrus fruit allowed my body to absorb the iron, and voilà, my anemia disappeared, never to return.  Those days may have begun my diehard belief in food as medicine.  Iron was a key to my wellness just as iron plays a vital role in the cyanotypes wanted in this next Call.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from Don’t Take Pictures for Beyond the Blue.  I cannot wait to see this exhibit.  No entry fee. Don’t miss this opportunity…

Learn more about the Call for Contemporary Cyanotypes from Don't Take Pictures!CALL for ENTRIES:
Beyond the Blue
from Don’t Take Pictures

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“Sir John Herschel invented the cyanotype process in 1842 by treating paper with an iron-salt solution. As one of the earliest photographic processes, cyanotypes are known for their signature Prussian blue color.  This process is now in revival & contemporary photographers are embracing the blue hues, as well as experimenting with toning techniques for a moody, otherworldly aesthetic . . . [DTP] seeks contemporary cyanotypes that go beyond the blue.” –from donttakepictures.com

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists

MEDIA: Open to photography –cyanotype

DEADLINE:  May 21, 2017

PUBLICATION: May 24 — August 22, 2017

ENTRY FEE:  None

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CALL for ENTRIES: Shades of Green

2017 May 16

Learn more about the Shades of Green exhibit from Art-competition.net and G25N!BROCCOLETTI di rapa

I have a secret love for rapini.  You may know it as broccoli raab or broccoletti.  People assume it is just fancy broccoli and often cook it that way, hence the reason I hide my love of it (until now).  Rapini is more closely related to a turnip than broccoli with the same tendency toward bitterness or stringy-ness if under cooked or overcooked.  Don’t ever buy, cook or serve rapini that isn’t a gorgeous shade of green.  (You won’t enjoy the yellow, trust me.)  Don’t under cook it or spare the garlic & olive oil.  This next Call wants your perspective on all the shades of green, not just the broccoli shades.  An open theme…

Check out this Call for Entries from Art-Competition.net for Shades of Green. $25 entry & no shipping.  The media is pretty wide open too. This color theme is open to broad interpretation.  Take a look…

Learn more about the Shades of Green exhibit from Art-competition.net and G25N!CALL for ENTRIES:
Shades of Green
from Art-competition.net

ELIGIBILITY: All artists age 18+ (int’l)

MEDIA:   Open to still media, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital art, printmaking, fiber art, collage, etc.

THEME: Shades of Green “Colors communicate . . . sensations of a renewed life, glorious energy, or environmental concerns to darker forces such as envy, ambition, greed, or jealousy. For this particular art call our inspiration rests within . . . various shades of the color green.” –art-competition.net

DEADLINE: June 5, 2017

NOTIFICATION: June 12, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $25 for up to 3, $5 ea. add’l

JURORS / CURATORS:  Sherry Mayo, Artist, Curator & Educator;  William Ralph, Artist, Educator & Mathematics Researcher; and, Edward A. Burke, Artist, Gallerist, Curator & Teacher.

AWARDS:  20 artists will be selected for an online group exhibit, “Shades of Green” at Gallery25N; the exhibit and artists will be extensively marketed worldwide to over 24,000 people including art buyers, gallery owners, curators, collectors, etc.

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CALL for ENTRIES: 2017 Strange Figurations

2017 May 15

Learn more about the 2017 Strange Figurations show from SlowArt Productions and the Limner Gallery!odd PERFECTION

I once had a kitchen with a dishwasher that opened into the living room. No kidding.  I love an odd house, an odd room.  I am the one that buys the mutant vegetables at the farmer’s market.  I like to think of the mutations as the vegetables exercising their free will over their little spot in the world.  Yeah, yeah, science.  I know.  This next Call also entertains an interest in the odd, the strange, the surreal.  Investigate this show…

Check out this Call for Entries from SlowArt Productions for Strange Figurations at the Limner Gallery (Hudson, NY). $35 entry & 30% commission.  This is open to all artists, all media & all interpretations.  Take a look…

Learn more about the 2017 Strange Figurations show from SlowArt Productions and the Limner Gallery!CALL for ENTRIES:
2017 Strange Figurations
from SlowArt Productions
at the Limner Gallery

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists (18+ int’l)

MEDIA:  Open to all media, included are all forms of surreal, visionary and extraordinary figurative art.

THEME:  All interpretations of “Strange Figurations” will be reviewed & considered.

DEADLINE:  June 30, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  July 30, 2017

ENTRY FEE:  $35 for up to 4, $5 ea. add’l

AWARDS:  Winning artists will be featured in a group exhibition at the Limner Gallery, September 6 – 30, 2017. The exhibition will also be displayed on the Limner Gallery web site and through social media.

SALES:  The gallery will take a 30% commission on all sales.

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CALL for ENTRIES: Lab.8

2017 May 14

Learn more about the LAB8 Art Contest from Malamegi Lab! PASTA perfection

Fettuccine alfredo is the picture of pasta indulgence for many folks, but I have an artery-clogging love for pasta carbonara.  If you haven’t had this egg-y, cheese-y, bacon-y deliciousness, I warn you that one taste could ruin all other pasta for you.  I like a little extra cream and a few sun-dried tomatoes & fresh green peas in mine, but I’m guessing some of you didn’t need to hear anything after bacon, ha.  This next Call includes a shot at an exhibition in Rome, from hence carbonara originates.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from Malamegi Lab for the Lab.8 Art Contest.  Awards for this contest include an exhibit in Rome, a cash prize, a book & collaborative collection opportunity.  Don’t miss this one…

Learn more about the LAB.8 Art Contest from Malamegi Lab!CALL for ENTRIES:
Lab.8
from Malamegi Lab

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists (int’l)

MEDIA:  Open to drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, graphics, mixed media & video.

DEADLINE:  June 28, 2017

ENTRY FEE:  €40 subscription ($43.46)

AWARDS:  12 artists will be selected for the final exhibition of the competition at the Loft Gallery in Rome.  At the end of the collective exhibition, among the 12 selected, one artist will be awarded a cash prize of €1,000 (~$1086.22 USD).   A collaboration will enable the winning artist will allow the development an entire collection of works which will be advertised & presented to a commercial network. A monographic book will be dedicated to one of the finalists. The monography will be curated by Malamegi Lab with the support of final exhibition’s curators.

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