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CALL for ENTRIES: Faces of Humanity

2018 January 12

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THAI tofu

I was out having Thai food for lunch with a friend lately.  I ordered massaman curry with shrimp; she ordered green curry with tofu.  I will never understand.  I said, “Tofu?”, and she replied, “of course, it is my favorite”.  Seriously?  I am certain there are a lot of people who appreciate tofu as a vegetarian-friendly protein that will take on the flavors of other foods.  But she looked me in the face and said, “it is my favorite”.  NO.  It isn’t really anyone’s favorite, is it?  I was looking at the face of deprivation, right?  Someone explain tofu to me.  Again.  Please. This next Call wants to see the Face of Humanity, not necessarily of a tofu lover (assuming those really exist, ha)Investigate this opportunity…

Check out this Call for Entries from for Faces of Humanity. $25 entry & no shipping.  The media is pretty wide open too. Take a look…

Learn more about the Faces of Humanity exhibit from!CALL for ENTRIES:
Faces of Humanity


ELIGIBILITY: All artists age 18+

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

THEME: Faces of Humanity  “For this group exhibition the curators will be selecting artwork that communicates the diversity of humanity by capturing the emotion, beauty, love, hope, and wisdom as seen in the faces of people from different cultures.”

DEADLINE: February 5, 2018

NOTIFICATION: February 19, 2018

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

AWARDS:  20 artists will be selected for an online group exhibit, “Faces of Humanity 2018” at Gallery25N; the exhibit and artists will be extensively marketed worldwide to over 26,000 people including art buyers, gallery owners, curators, collectors, etc.  One artist will be selected to receive the “Christopher E. Burke Fine Art Grant of $500. That artist’s work will become the image of the exhibition and will be used on the invitation, video title screen and on all online marketing.

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2018 January 10

Learn more about the Food Call for Entries from Passporte!

GREEN filler

I am the queen of comfort food.  I know that the secret to award-winning mac ‘n’ cheese is Dijon mustard. I know that a light coat of olive oil under the sauce prevent pizza crust from getting soggy while baking.  I know a dust of cayenne makes the chocolate sauce on your sundae sing.  But this week, my only comfort is salad.  Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and then vacation.  I have eaten everything that won’t run from me –none of it on the light side.  Different food for different feels (and fills).  This next Call wants your take on food and sustenance.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from The Passporte (online gallery) for Food Photography.  There is no fee & submissions are limited to a single entry.   Take a look at this opportunity…

Learn more about the Food Call for Entries from Passporte!CALL for ENTRIES:
Food Photography
from The Passporte 

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists 18+

MEDIA:  Photography

THEME:  Food – “Food in art can be a celebration of culinary joys, an exploration of society and culture, and, of course, a fascinating aesthetic exploration. Whether mass-produced or home-cooked, an elaborate restaurant affair or a meal-for-one over the kitchen sink, food means more than just sustenance.” –

DEADLINE:  January 28, 2018 

NOTIFICATION:  February 18, 2018


AWARDS:  Photos from eligible submissions will be selected for a group exhibition & displayed on & highlighted through social media to over ten thousand viewers.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: Wide Open 9

2018 January 8

Learn more about the Wide Open 9 exhibit from BWAC org!

completely CRACKED open

I don’t have an electric can opener.  Any time someone cooks in my kitchen, they are puzzled by my lack of this appliance. (Insert obligatory I-don’t-buy-single-use-gadgets explanation here.)  In my defense, I don’t eat that many foods that come in cans, and a large percentage of the few canned foods I do eat come with pop tops –even my guilty secret canned salmon.  The most commonly “opened” foods in my house are eggs and nuts… and fortune cookies.  This next Call wants to see your wide open work, and the juror is fantastic…

Check out this Call for Entries from BWAC (Brooklyn, NY) for Wide Open 9.  Discounts for early entry, a distinguished juror & cash awards. This is one of my favorite venues & the early bird deadline is just around the corner. Take a look…

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Wide Open 9

ELIGIBILITY: Open to U.S. artists 18+

MEDIA: Open to all media

THEME: Wide Open “encompasses all the possibilities of knowledge and freedom & love – wide open spaces…arms wide open…eyes wide open ‐ but as with all things, there is the inevitable opposite ‐ wide open to attack…corruption…failure. What kind of fantasy is this? What does it really indicate? This juried show looks to explore the idea of “wide open” in all the hidden niches of our collective psyche.” –

ENTRY FEE: $45 up to 3, $5 ea add’l (early) or $65 up to 3, $5 ea add’l after Jan. 19th

DEADLINE:  January 19, 2018 (early bird) or February 16, 2018 (final)

NOTIFICATION: March 19, 2017

JUROR: Carmen Hermo is the Assistant Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. She has organized several of the initiatives &exhibitions celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sackler Center. She is currently organizing the Brooklyn presentation of the Hammer Museum exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985. Previously, Carmen was Assistant Curator for Collections at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2010-16), where she served on the museum’s Young Collectors Council acquisition committee, and co-curated Now’s the Time (2012-13) and Storylines (2015). She has previously worked with the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art.

AWARDS: Best of Show Gold $1000, Best of Show Silver $500, People’s Choice $250, Curator’s Choice $250 & ten (10) $100 (ea.) Certificates of Recognition.

SALES: BWAC will retain a 30% commission on all exhibition sales.

For full details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more about the Wide Open 7 show from BWAC!

CALL for ENTRIES: Tangible Photograph

2018 January 6

Learn more about The Tangible Photography from LA Photo Curator!

not a HUNGRY holiday

I’ve been on vacation for a few days.  It might be more accurate to say I’ve been eating for a solid three days.  Before we set out, every restaurant was planned, and the challenge became how to fit in all the additional little eateries and diners that popped up en route.  I was reminded, again, that fancy presentation & ingredients don’t make food more filling, more tangible, than the classics.  I enjoyed the 7″ layer cake from the 24-hour diner just as much as the gatrique-dotted gastropub fare.  This next Call wants your tangible, in the hand (not the stomach) photographs.  I love this call…

Check out this Call from L.A. Photo Curator (online) for the Tangible Photograph exhibit. $20 entry, no shipping, plus art publication for ALL entrants.   $20 entry for this unique call.  Take a look…

Learn more about The Tangible Photography from LA Photo Curator!CALL for ENTRIES:
Tangible Photograph
from L.A. Photo Curator

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists

MEDIA: Photography

THEME:  The Tangible Photography. “One of my favorite pastimes is exploring old junk shops & antique stores. I love vintage books, old photographs, ephemera, boxes, trinkets, weird oddities, games etc. I suppose I’m a nostalgic person, but the timelessness of these objects inspires me to create things myself that have a timeless physicality to them. I enjoy artwork that have visual impactfulness & a certain contextual materiality. I practice this in both my own art making as well as my publishing projects of other artists’ work. For this call for art I’m hoping to present works of photo-based art that truly transcend the notion of the 2-d (or screen) photograph. My hope with this exhibit is for viewers to expand their understanding of what photography is – or can be.” –Blue Mitchell

DEADLINE:  January 14, 2017 (Midnight PST)

ENTRY FEE: $20 for up to 3. 20% of artist fees go to 2 charities –½ to the curator’s choice of charity & ½ goes to the 1st place winner’s choice.  Blue Mitchell has chosen the Caldera Arts.

CURATOR:  Blue Mitchell is an independent publisher, curator, educator & photographer.  Based in Portland, OR, he has been involved with many facets of the photographic arts. After Mitchell received his BFA from Oregon College of Art & Craft in 2005 he founded One Twelve Publishing. One Twelve focuses on photography based projects in both print and online gallery formats. Aside from his publishing endeavors, Mitchell has also curated & juried exhibitions for a number of galleries and organizations. He has been a juror for Critical Mass & a reviewer for numerous photo festivals across the U.S..  Mitchell teaches workshops as well as presents lectures & panels discussions on hand-crafted photography. Most recently, he was the keynote speaker at the 2016 Northwest Symposium for Alternative Process Photography in Vancouver, BC.

AWARDS:  The curator chooses 1st place, 2nd place & 3 honorable mentions. The 1st place winner will receive a review by one or more curators including a Q&A about the photographer’s work. In addition, their image will be on the home page for a month. 2nd place & honorable mentions will have their image shown along with their bio, artist statement, C.V. and a link back to their website.

SALES: All sales are conducted between the artist & buyer.  There is no commission.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: 27th Nat’l OPA

2017 December 29

Learn more about the 27th National Juried Exhibition from Oil Painters of America!

swirl & DRIZZLE

Kitchen creativity is all about the art of substitution.  I find that I am okay with juice instead of syrup in many dishes, but in savory dishes, I find oil replacements frequently leave me missing something.  Have you had an olive packed in oil versus an olive packed in oil?  There is no comparison.  I’ll take a drizzle of sesame oil over almost anything.  This next Call is all about the oils.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries for the 27th Annual National Exhibition from Oil Painters of America to be exhibited at the Steamboat Art Museum (Steamboat Springs, CO).  $100,000 in awards including $25K Best of Show.  Make us proud…

Learn more abou the 27th National Juried Exhibition from Oil Painters of America!CALL for ENTRIES:
27th Nat’l Juried
from Oil Painters of America


ELIGIBILITY: Open to artists residing in the U.S., Canada & Mexico

MEDIA: Representational oil painting

DEADLINE: January 26, 2018

NOTIFICATION: February 23, 2018

ENTRY FEE: $30 for 1 or $45 for 2 (plus membership fee of $70). More membership information can be found on the OPA website, under the Member Services tab. Out of Town Artists must pay a $25.00 fee online prior to their painting being hung. This fee covers the expense of uncrating, storage of crates, re-crating and contacting your shipper for return. 

JURORS:  James Bruce, Signature Member and OPA Board Member, will serve as chairman of a Jurying Committee consisting of five Master Signature and/or Signature members of OPA.

AWARDS: The total awards will be approximately $100,000, including a $25,000 Best In Show.

SALES: Commission of 40% is required by the gallery for all paintings sold.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for SUBMISSIONS: Nat’l Native American Veterans Memorial

2017 December 28

Learn more about the Call for Design Submissions for the National Native American Veterans Memorial!

vintage FOOD?

While on my way home from Virginia through North Carolina and on to Tennessee, I stopped in a number of “antique malls”, or junk stores as my mother would cal them, in search of frames for my own work.  But I was struck by the number of meals ready-to-eat (MREs) for sale.  I understand the attraction to un-expired MREs for survivalists & doomsday preppers, but why would anyone buy vintage beans?  You can’t eat them. You can’t really open the package.  Is it kitsch value?  Someone please enlighten me.  In the meantime, here is a Call celebrating Native American veterans.  I am looking forward to seeing the winning design.  You don’t have to be an architect or sculptor to apply.

Check out this Call for Design Submissions from The National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, D.C.) for National Native American Veterans Memorial.  There is no entry fee, and designs need only be preliminary.  Take a look…

Learn more about the Call for Design Submissions for the National Native American Veterans Memorial!CALL for DESIGN SUBMISSIONS:
Nat’l Native American Veterans Memorial 
from The Nat’l Museum of
the American Indian

“Despite . . . . distinguished legacy spanning 2 1/2 centuries of American history, no national memorial yet exists—Native veterans & those serving today remain unrecognized by any landmark. With your participation, however, this will soon change.” — NMAI

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists 18+

MEDIA: Open to all

DEADLINE:  January 9, 2018

NOTIFICATION:  January 25, 2018 (Announcement of Stage II Participants)


JUROR:  A blue-ribbon jury of Native and non-Native artists, designers, scholars & veterans will judge the design submissions. Don Statsny, architect, urban planner and community facilitator, will oversee the competition.

AWARDS:  Stage I will be an open call to submit design concepts. The jury will select up to five finalists to participate in Stage II. The second stage will require finalists to refine their concepts. At the conclusion of Stage II, the jury will review the submittals & select a design concept for the memorial.   Semifinalist Honorarium—$25,000; Projected Design/Construction Budget—$8 million.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: Courage Kenny Cards 2018

2017 December 27

Learn more about becoming a Courage Kenny cards artist!

screaming GREENS

As we approach the New Year, I keep having flashbacks to a screaming pressure cooker preparing collard greens each New Year’s Day. The sounds & smells have been spurred on because of my new electric pressure cooker, a gift from my mother for Christmas. Yes, I know that I normally shy away from large, trendy gadgets, but I just couldn’t resist.  This one does more & replaces other small appliances, so I’m giving it a whirl.  I’ve had two successful attempts in a row — Swiss steak then pork chops with apples.  Maybe collard greens next.  This next Call wants your reflections on the holidays.  You likely have work for this one…

Check out this Call for Entries for 2018 Artists for Courage Kenny Cards.  You can enter up to a dozen images for only $10. Artists are paid licensing fees & given credit on the back of every card.  Proceeds help support rehabilitation & services for people with disabilities.  Take a look…

Learn more about becoming a Courage Kenny cards artist!CALL for ENTRIES:
2018 Cards 
fm Courage Kenny

“Courage Kenny Cards are high quality holiday cards . . . . Proceeds from the sale of these cards support rehabilitation, independent living & recreational services for people with disabilities.” from

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists 18+

MEDIA: Open to two dimensional drawing, painting, illustration & photography.

THEMES:  Holidays: Thanksgiving, Symbols of the Season, Winter City Scenes, Religious Christmas, Winter Landscapes & Winter Wildlife.

DEADLINE:  January 7, 2018

ENTRY FEE: $10 for up to 12 entries

JUROR:  A panel of judges from the greeting card industry reviews all entries.

AWARDS:  Approximately 30 pieces of art are selected each year for reproduction on holiday cards.  Artists receive a license fee, nationwide recognition through the distribution of more than 300,000 catalogs, promotional pieces, web site and other marketing. An artist photo, profile and web site link are featured on the Courage Kenny Cards web site.  

The artist retains ownership and copyright of the artwork. The artist grants Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the artwork on a Courage Kenny Card for five years. The artist’s name, copyright notification and title appears on the back of each card. Courage Kenny may change the title and/or add a border, design element or title to the art to create an appropriate marketable holiday card.

SALES:  A license fee of $400 is paid to the artist for selected art. 

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more about becoming a Courage Kenny cards artist!