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CALL for PROPOSALS: Curatorial 2019

2016 November 28

learn-more-about-submitting-curatorial-proposals-from-visarts-at-rockville-1NUTTY bravery

Sometimes you just have to jump in and try.  Wary of a new food?  Hold your nose and stick out your tongue–it just takes a few seconds of bravery.  This is how I learned that I hate pistachios and love goat cheese.  By trying them. This Call will be the same idea for many of you. Fifteen dollars, five images and a clear vision of your project in written form.  That’s all it takes.  Maybe it is time to take the leap from local shows to national shows, from national to international shows, from juried to self-curated.  You can do it. I know you can.  If you need help, message me. Believe in you; I do…

Check out this Call for Proposals from VisArts (Rockville, MD) for Curatorial Projects.  The proposal fee is only $15, and exhibits are planned two years in advance.  Review carefully…

learn-more-about-submitting-curatorial-proposals-from-visarts-at-rockvilleCALL for PROPOSALS:
Curatorial 2019
from VisArts


Here’s your opportunity to submit unsolicited curatorial project proposals for exhibitions in the Gibbs Street, Kaplan and/or Common Ground Galleries.

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all* artists*Except those who have organized an exhibition at VisArts within two years.

MEDIA:  Open to all media.

DEADLINE: December 9, 2016

NOTIFICATION:  Submissions will be reviewed every December.

ENTRY FEE: $15 for up to 5 images

AWARDS:  Successful proposals will result in scheduling of a solo/group exhibit at the Gibbs Street Gallery, Kaplan or Common Ground Gallery*Note: these links take you to .pdf floor plans for two of the galleries.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more from VisArts at Rockville!

CALL for ENTRIES: Issue 11 Incandescent

2016 November 27

Learn more about Issue 11 from Incandescent Zine!color me STUFFED

The Thanksgiving sea of brown food has passed.  Luckily, my family forgoes the turkey, dressing, gravy & rolls thereby missing out on a good portion of the brownness of it all. I crave color even in my food.  A star of this year’s menu was the beet & clementine salad.  Beets are plentiful year around due to how well they do in cold storage.  If you are one of those folks that swear they dislike beets, make a point to try them fresh roasted.  (Message me for a recipe.)  In the meantime, here’s a call that also craves color.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from Incandescent (printed zine) for Issue Eleven.  I want to challenge you to find a way to work with color film.  Sometimes using your voice to speak a different way can lead to new opportunities.  You can do it…

Learn more about Issue 11 from Incandescent Zine!CALL for ENTRIES: Issue 11
from Incandescent Zine


ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists

MEDIA:  Photographic images must have been shot on color film. Editor’s Note: If film isn’t your media & you want to submit, instant film & pinhole cameras are great options.

DEADLINE:  December 15, 2016

NOTIFICATION:  Our experience is that entrants are notified within 2-3 weeks.


JURORS:  Marissa Csanyi holds a BS in Interior Architecture from UNC at Greensboro. She moved from NC to Vancouver, BC to work at the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, a non-profit that supports the conservation of historic buildings in Vancouver. While there she helped to develop a certificate program to teach homeowners how to care for their historic homes. Marissa currently lives in Portland, OR. She spends her free time in the wilderness of the Pacific NW with her dog, Frances.

Helen Jones graduated from Massachusetts College of Art with a BFA in Photography. Post college she returned to her hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont where she assisted with Through the Music, an eclectic gallery, featuring emerging artists. She also co-taught at In-Sight Photography Project, a non-profit providing photo classes to youth regardless of ability to pay. Helen now lives in Portland, OR. Her work can be seen in the recent PIP publication, “Good Days Gone Cold Days”.

AWARD:  Inclusion in a printed zine of very small editions.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more from Incandescent--A Color Film Zine!

CALL for ENTRIES: Expo 36

2016 November 23

Learn more about Expo 36 from the b.j. spoke gallery!fast FARE

The freezer saves dinner about two days a week in my house.  We purposefully cook more portions than we can eat and save the leftovers.  It started out as a way to send lunch with my kiddo for school, but it has become a dinner rescue regularly.  When you get busy and have forgotten to plan for dinner and live nearly a half hour from the closest grocery or restaurant, you’re grateful for frozen leftovers.  This next Call is not a leftover or frozen, but I did neglect to plan the publication more than a few days out from the deadline.  Sorry about that…

Check out this Call for Entries from the b.j. spoke gallery (Huntington, NY) for Expo 36.  The deadline for this New York gallery show is just days away.  Don’t miss this chance…

Learn more about Expo 36 from the b.j. spoke gallery!CALL for ENTRIES:
Expo 36
at b.j. spoke gallery


ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all U.S. residents

MEDIA:  Open to all fine arts media, i.e. watercolor, drawing, pastel, painting, sculpture, mixed media, installation art, photography, video, digital art, etchings, monotype, monoprint, silk screen, lithography, collagraph, fiber art, etc. No crafts, please.

DEADLINE:  November 28, 2016

NOTIFICATION:  December 15, 2016

ENTRY FEE:  $35 for six (6) images and/or two (2) video submissions

JUROR:  Jennifer Harris, Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Modern Art

AWARDS:  The exhibition of selected works in March, 2017 at the b.j. spoke gallery.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more from the b. j. spoke gallery in Huntington, NY!






CALL for ENTRIES: Passion to Perform

2016 November 20

Learn more about the Passion to Perform contest from Yamana Gold!the gilded PALATE

Breakfast & dessert challenge my craving for variety.  I have resigned myself to daily morning eggs in every conceivable form, but I still delight in eggs for dessert.  Custard. Eggs, sugar, vanilla, cream, yum.  Crusted sugar atop a golden custard is heaven. A simple delight. This next Call offers gold as your inspiration.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from Yamana Gold for Passion to Perform contest. No entry fee. Finalist judged from physical work & shipping paid by the sponsor.  Carefully investigate…

Learn more abou the Passion to Perform contest from Yamana Gold!CALL for ENTRIES:
Passion to Perform
from Yamana Gold


ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists

MEDIA:  Open to all media

DEADLINE:  January 15, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  January 30, 2017: Short listed notices & delivery instructions.  February 6, 2017: Results of final round of judging and award notices

ENTRY FEE:  None.  Limit 2 entries.

JUDGING:  The panel of judges will review entries; approx. 35 artists will be short listed. Short listed works will be delivered to the corporate offices (Toronto), using reputable courier firms, the cost of which will be borne by the company.

AWARDS:  $6,000 USD for 1st prize, $2,500 USD for 2d prize and $1,500 USD for 3rd prize. An add’l fund has been established to acquire more work from the shortlisted finalists, which will then become part of the permanent collection.

SALES:  The listed value for the artworks can only be up to $1,500 USD in order to accommodate possible acquisition by Yamana Gold. Any work with a registered value higher than $1,500 USD will not be accepted.  The entrant must specify the “catalogue selling price” in the event the corporation wishes to acquire the artwork; shipping & insurance costs will be borne by the company.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more about the Passion to Perform contest from Yamana Gold!


CALL for ENTRIES: Create! January

2016 November 19

Learn more from Create! Magazine.seaside FARE

I grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, one of the premiere food towns in the U.S.  We were always proud of both the seafood & the fried chicken in the Holy City.  And while Charleston-ians still have every reason to be proud of the fresh sea fare & deep-fried poultry, the food scene has developed as a shining example of the best of ALL things edible –French, Cajun, Greek & most other imaginable cuisines.  The South isn’t just Southern, just like the jurors of this next Call.  Investigate this one…

Check out this Call for Entries from Create! Magazine for the January Issue.  The first issue was gorgeous, so don’t miss the second opportunity.  Take a look…

Learn more about the January Issue of Create! Magazine!CALL for ENTRIES:
January Issue
of Create! Magazine


ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists

MEDIA:  Open to all media, i.e.: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, mixed media, photography, installation & more.

DEADLINE:  November 20, 2016

ENTRY FEE:  $25 for up to 3, $30 for 5

JUROR: Erin & Justin Nathanson are curators and art dealers living in Charleston, South Carolina. Together they opened The Southern in January of this 2016.  The Southern is a contemporary gallery dealing in recent works by artists connected to the American South.  The gallery will exhibit during Satellite Art Show in South Beach, Miami, Florida from December 1 – 4, 2016.

AWARDS:  Artists selected by the guest juror will receive a 2-page spread including a brief bio, website, and 2 images in print and digital formats. Published artists will receive a complimentary digital issue and will be listed on Create! Magazine’s website/social media.

SALES:  The January issue will be available at several locations including McNally Jackson Books in NYC, our online store and more.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more from Create! Magazine.

CALL for ENTRIES: Abstract 3

2016 November 6

Learn more about "Abstract 3" from!FOOD cubed

I recently attended an “abstract” dinner party.  I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into, and that made me MORE eager to attend, ha.  Upon arrival, I found that every dish was comprised of food cut in an identical manner. I couldn’t tell cubes of potato from turnip or cubes of yellow carrot from summer squash.  From appetizer to entree to dessert, it was an evening of simple foods prepared with time-consuming precision.  I was forced to savor the preparation and intent since nothing was representational of its original form.  Abstract food.  Fascinating. This next Call is all about the abstract as well.  Investigate…

Check out this Call for Entries from for Abstract 3. $25 entry & no shipping.  The media is pretty wide open too. Take a look…

Learn more about "Abstract 3" from!CALL for ENTRIES:
Absract 3


ELIGIBILITY: All artists age 18+

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

THEME: Abstract  “…artwork must be based on pure or ambiguous abstraction, where the subject or message of the art is pushed to visual limits so that there is little or no representation of the real world (as in non-representational) …The composition elements and aesthetic principles of the work must rely on form, color, action, lines, marks, texture, etc. to create a purely abstract work of art to engage the viewer and draw them into the intention of the artwork.”

DEADLINE: November 14, 2016

NOTIFICATION: November 28, 2016

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

AWARDS:  20 artists will be selected for an online group exhibit, “Abstract 3” at Gallery25N; the exhibit and artists will be extensively marketed worldwide to over 20,000 people including art buyers, gallery owners, curators, collectors, etc.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: Materialized

2016 November 2

Learn more about the Materialized exhibit from The University Gallery at CMU!wedding SWEETS

Practical 3D food printing exists.  years ago I made some clever segue using Star Trek’s food replicator as a the unthinkable –food printing.  And now, there is the Bocusini, which uses all-natural food cartridges to print solid-ingredient food sculpture.  The first use that pops to mind is EDIBLE, miniature, exact reproductions of human body scans for wedding cake toppers.  Not the first thing that popped into your mind? Is it just me? What a perfectly unreasonable, delightfully impractical application.  This next Call wants your artistic applications, practicality not required.  These calls are rare; don’t miss it…

Check out this Call for Entries from The University Art Gallery at Central Michigan University for Materialized: Juried 3D Printed Art.  Don’t miss an opportunity to exhibit in this unique venue (an A-frame, former chapel built in 1959)Check it out…

*Editor’s Note:  You may download the .pdf HERE or on the CMU site; however, all entries must be done through CaFE, so most of the links in this post go to that listing.

Learn more about the Materialized exhibit from The University Gallery at CMU!CALL for ENTRIES:
Materialized fm
The University Art
Gallery at CMU


ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists

MEDIA:  Artists must use 3D printing in the production of their work of art.  The work must be original and created in the past two years. Works must be able to fit through a door way that is 75 x 64 inches.

DEADLINE:  November 28, 2016

NOTIFICATION:  December 7, 2016

ENTRY FEE:  $35 for up to 3

JUROR:  Joshua Harker is a well-known American artist & considered a visionary and innovator in 3D printed art and sculptures.

AWARDS:  At least $1,500 will be awarded. Juror will select awards from the actual works at the University Art Gallery prior to the opening reception.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more from The University Gallery at CMU!