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CALL for ENTRIES: Sanctuary

2017 November 18


Learn more about the Sanctuary exhibit from Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA!now i’m COOKING

My kitchen is sacred; all of them have been.  Studio space is sacred, all of them are.  I have had them in every size, and every quality –both kitchens & studios.  Now, my studio is attached to my kitchen, separated by a counter in my tiny new apartment.  I cannot create art outside of the view of my stove, nor create food outside of the view paint tubes & Mason jars of brushes.  It has been the most productive of marriages, compact, comfortable, safe.  This Call wants to know more about YOUR sacred space.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from Gallery 263 (Cambridge, MA) for the Sanctuary. $25 entry & all media considered. Investigate this space…

Learn more about the Sanctuary exhibit from Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA!CALL for ENTRIES:
from Gallery 263

Sanctuary is a place, a feeling, where harmony, beauty, and stillness are shielded and allowed to flourish. A sanctuary can lift us up and make us feel big.  Or, it can shrink us down and show us humility in the face of infinity. We find sanctuary in the presence of awesomeness. It posts up in supportive communities and makes itself known when the impossible becomes reality.” –from

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all U.S. artists

MEDIA: All media will be considered

THEME: Sanctuary. Work that explores, depicts, criticizes, or creates safe havens & sacred spaces.

DEADLINE:  December 3, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  December 22, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $25 for up to 3, $40 for 4-6.

JUROR:  Maria Molteni is a multimedia & performing artist, educator & organizer. Her practice sprung from formalist roots, and has grown to incorporate research, social engagement & trans-disciplinary experimentation. From fiber to found-object sculpture, textile to movement, performance to publication, she employs processes per their ability to manifest elaborate conceptual orchestration and formal satisfaction. Her works introduce original or absurdist processes as applied aesthetic solutions & launched the international collective New Craft Artists in Action.

SALES: All proceeds from art sales go to the artist. Gallery 263 acts as the liaison between the artist & any parties interested in purchasing artwork. However, they do suggest a 30% donation to the gallery from any sales made.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more about the Sanctuary exhibit from Gallery 263 in Cambridge MA!

CALL for PROPOSALS: Bernheim AiR

2017 November 13

Learn more from the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest!

foraged FOOD

Most people think of Spring as the prime food foraging season with flowers in full bloom & greens at their most tender.  But don’t dismiss Fall.  Mushrooms abound as well as a number of nuts and berries.  For all those caffeine addicts, some holly leaves have more caffeine by weight than coffee beans, just don’t eat the berries, please.  This next Call comes from a place home to one of North America’s largest collections of holly species & a large Edible Gardens.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Proposals from Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest for 2018 Artists in Residency.  There is a stipend but no entry fee.  The gift of time is invaluable to every artist.  Could this be the residency for you?

2018 Artists in Residency from Bernheim Arboretum

Learn more from the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest!ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists 18+

MEDIA: Open to all media. Bernheim is most interested in work that furthers expands the artist’s practice & the interplay between visual art and the natural world. This program enhances the visitor experience through interaction with art & artists while fulfilling Bernheim’s mission of “connecting people to nature”, through the lens of art. Bernheim believes that if people recognize & benefit from the value found in nature, quality of life would be enhanced, hence motivating them to protect the natural world for both its practical & intrinsic value.

DEADLINE:  January 14, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  March 15, 2018


AWARDS:  Bernheim will provide comfortable housing in a beautiful wooded setting and an honorarium up to $2,500.00 USD**.  This honorarium is to help offset travel expenses for artists visiting from afar. (Regional Artist in Residence can expect to receive a minimum of $1000 honorarium. Recipients of a Bernheim Regional artists include those currently living in Kentucky, Southern Indiana and the greater vicinities of Cincinnati, OH and Nashville, TN.)   In exchange, artists will create a site-specific sculpture or project or exhibition, with least one mutually agreed upon work of art left to the Bernheim Foundation. There is also some form of public engagement required such as a lecture, workshop, demonstration or participation in one of ’s annual events. 

Recipients are required to live and work at Bernheim for a minimum of four weeks to three months. Bernheim will provide comfortable housing in a one-room cabin with kitchen, AC, heating, Wi-Fi and a log-burning fireplace accessible from outside the arboretum. There is a lakeside studio that is heated, with electricity, concrete floors, a utility sink, and a large, well-lit wall.  *Editor’s Note: Of the amazing amenities Bernheim offers, one of them is an Edible Garden that provides food served daily in their cafe, another being wild edibles classes.  Just FYI.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more from the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest!



CALL for ENTRIES: 12th National

2017 November 8

Learn more about the 12th National Juried from the Arts and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville!

comfort FOOD

We are approaching the one-year anniversary of the East Tennessee wildfires.  When I posted this Call last year, I lamented my emotional-eating reaction to those wildfires –baked goods.  But, a year later finds me back to a full-time studio practice, 40 lbs lighter & feeding my wildfire PTSD with more vegetables & fewer baked goods.  It’s a better place for me.  How about you?  Where were you a year ago? This next Call feels good & is also a great way to end your year.  Cash prizes too…

Check out this Call for Entries from Knox Arts & Culture Alliance for the 12th Nat’l Juried Exhibition. I have shown here.  I have juried here.  I teach here.  I would love to see your contribution here. Take a look…

Learn more about the 12th National Juried from the Arts and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville!CALL for ENTRIES:
12th Nat’l Juried Exhibition
from Knox Arts & Culture Alliance


ELIGIBILITY: Artists 18+ living in the US

MEDIA: 2-D (painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, photography) & 3-D (sculpture of all media).

DEADLINE: December 10, 2017

NOTIFICATION: January 9, 2018

ENTRY FEE: $40 for up to 3, $7 ea. add’l. Members $25/$5.

JUROR:   During a two-year residence in Japan, Jeffrey Morton was drawn to Japanese art and culture, and it influences his work to this day. He exhibits his work regionally & nationally, including the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the Harrison Center for the Arts (Indianapolis) & the Hunter Museum (Chattanooga). Educated at Yale University & Temple University, Tyler School of Art (PA), Morton is a professor of art at Covenant College (GA).

AWARDS: $500 Best in Show, (2) $250 Juror’s Citations & an award for best work by a member, at least $1000 in cash awards.

SALES: 25% commission (20% for check/cash)

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Download the Prospectus from the Arts and Culture Alliance!


2017 November 5

Learn more about Raw The Exhibition from IU Kokomo Art Gallery!

raw FOOD

In a world where so many people are vegetarian or vegan, steak tartar was once the most controversial food conversations one could have.  Now we have so many more choices of things with which to disagree.  If we just stick to raw foods, there are still subgroups like fruitarians, juicearians, or sproutarians which cause heads to metaphorically explode.  The bottom line is that people have the right to determine what goes into their bodies, and what we choose to eat says something about who we are.  We are what we eat, right?  This next Call wants to know the raw truth about you through your work.  This one is personal…

Check out this Call for Entries from IU Kokomo Art Gallery (Kokomo, IN) for Raw: The Exhibition.  There is no entry fee, the media is wide open & the commission rate is low.  If you’re willing to let it hang out, this could be a great opportunity…

Learn more about Raw: The Exhibition from IU Kokomo Art Gallery!CALL for ENTRIES:
Raw: The Exhibition from
IU Kokomo Art Gallery

“Raw” calls for any work which begs the question what is public vs. what is private, work that is auto-biographical in nature, work which functions as confessional, revelatory, cathartic. We are seeking a divulgence, unbosoming, or unburdening; that which you have always wanted to say, to share, to let go.” — IU Kokomo Art Gallery

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists 18+

MEDIA: Open to all fine art media are accepted including: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramic, glass, printmaking, photography, collage, pastel, video & mixed media.

DEADLINE:  December 1, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  December 15, 2017

ENTRY FEE: No entry fee

CURATOR:  Mary Ade, 2018 IU Kokomo Art Gallery intern

SALES:  Sales are encouraged. The gallery will retain 30% commission on all sales, giving the artist 70%.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more from IU Kokomo Art Gallery!



2017 November 3

Learn more about the 50 Treats exhibit from the Treat Gallery!

DINNER social

Instagram is my happy place.  My feed is full of food, art, music & puppies.  My most recent obsession is thrown & hand-built pottery & dinnerware.  I get sucked into the blissful black hole of gorgeous images & video of photographers & artists creating visual treats.  If you spend too much time on Instagram too, this next Call could actually make it work for you.  This Call is super short but has lots of moving parts.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Applications from Treat Gallery (NY, NY) for 50 Treats.  Take over the gallery’s Instagram feed for a week, be included in an NY exhibition & get paid while contributing to a non-profit of YOUR choice.  $7 entry & the gallery will even print your image free.  Drive traffic to your social media accounts…

Learn more about the 50 Treats exhibit from the Treat Gallery!CALL for ENTRIES:
50 Treats from
Treat Gallery

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists 18+

MEDIA: Open to photography

DEADLINE:  November 30, 2017


AWARDS:  Each artist selected will “takeover” treat gallery’s “@50treats” Instagram handle for 7 days, taking one photograph, using only their cell phone, once a day. (7 images total) Jurors then will select one image from each artists takeover, and the Treat Gallery will have an exhibition of 50 photos.

SALES:  The 50 photos will be available for sale, at $50 each, (in an edition of 5) in an exhibition in New York City in early 2019. $25 of each sale will benefit the charity or nonprofit designated by the applicant, and $25 will go directly to the artist.  Printing pf photographs will be courtesy of treat gallery. 

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more about the 50 Treats exhibit from the Treat Gallery!




CALL for ENTRIES: Vernacular

2017 November 2

Learn more about the Vernacular exhibit from LA Photo Curator!

teenage mutant ninja CHICKENS

My house smells like tom kha gai, a Thai coconut soup with chicken.  It is my personal chicken-noodle equivalent.  My husband bought chicken breast, and I weighed out the pound I needed.  Chicken is ingrained in the food vocabulary of the meat-eating population of the U.S.  We feed our children nuggets & tenders and our families buffalo wings & whole roasters.  But today, my one pound of chicken consisted of ONE boneless breast.  Regardless of how you feel about the ethical, environmental or health issues surrounding meat, you should be afraid of any chicken that has two 1lb. breasts, right?  Isn’t that chicken destined to lead an uprising against factory farmers?  Dude.  If chicken is a part of our food vernacular, then these mutant chickens are the trendy slang that I will be happy to see fade.  This next Call is about the vernacular of you and yours.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from L.A. Photo Curator (online) for the Vernacular exhibit. $20 entry, no shipping, plus art publication for ALL entrants.   I like the cerebral calls. Think this one through.

Learn more about the Vernacular exhibit from LA Photo Curator!CALL for ENTRIES:
from L.A. Photo Curator

“I’d like the photographers to take a picture that has the elements of a snapshot, something you might find at a flea market, while at the same time including an aspect of their own aesthetic.” –from Paul Kopeikin via

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists

MEDIA: Photography

THEME:  Vernacular.  Kopeikin came up with this theme as just having seen the Walker Evans retrospective at SFMOMA, where Evans work, American vernacular, or the language of everyday life found in roadside attractions, postcards, storefronts, and signage across the country stuck out in his memory.  Over five decades, Evans’s powerful images responded to and reflected the spirit, suffering, and fortitude of a nation. His iconic images of the Great Depression and his postwar photo essays depicting shop window displays, urban architecture, and junked automobiles defined a new documentary style that continues to influence generations of artists.  This call is not just about American vernacular. It’s about vernacular in all countries.

DEADLINE: November 12, 2017 (Midnight PST)

NOTIFICATION:  December 10, 2017

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.  Paul Kopeikin has chosen A Purposeful Rescue.

CURATOR:  Paul Kopeikin opened his Los Angeles Gallery in 1991 and at several locations throughout the City has produced well over 200 exhibitions of vintage, modern and contemporary photography, and to a lesser extent paintings, drawings and sculpture. The Gallery participates in major International Art Fairs and Mr. Kopeikin regularly reviews portfolios for and/or otherwise helps charitable causes, sits on art panels and talks and writes about the subject, primarily now-a-days on social media.  The Kopeikin Gallery is an internationally recognized gallery of photography and contemporary art in the Culver City Arts District of Los Angeles.  Following decades of exploring photography’s history, the gallery program has expanded beyond photography to include painting and works on paper.

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!

Learn more from L.A. Photo Curator!


CALL for ENTRIES: First Look 2017

2017 October 29

Learn more about the First Look 2017 Call from Panopticon Gallery!

We’ve eaten out a lot more than usual in October.  This month is always fraught with an increase in workloads and looming deadlines.  As a result, cooking is often pushed to the side.  This was the perfect opportunity to try new restaurants.  I was looking for comfort and kept finding convenience. I love fries, but they are no substitute if you want a baked potato.  My first looks weren’t a great introduction.  And, while I recognize the problem might have been mine, first impressions are hard to change.  This next Call wants to take a first look at your work.  Be sure to give them your best…

Check out this Call for Entries from Panopticon Gallery (Boston, MA) for First Look 2017, their “first annual Juried Portfolio Showcase”. This is a great opportunity to show a full portfolio of your work in a respected media-specific gallery.  Take a look…

Learn more about the First Look 2017 Call from Panopticon Gallery!CALL for ENTRIES:
First Look 2017 from
Panopticon Gallery

“Every photograph tells a story. When part of a body of work, the photograph takes on new meaning, becoming part of a bigger and more complete narrative. A portfolio allows the photographer to explore the complexities of their subject, and provide context that gives it richness and meaning that is more than the sum of its parts.” –

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists 18+

MEDIA: Open to photography

DEADLINE:  November 8, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  By December 6, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $40 for a 10-20 image portfolio

AWARDS:  Five portfolios will be selected for exhibition from January 4 to February 27, 2018.

SALES:  Panopticon Gallery retains a 50% commission on works sold.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more from Panopticon Gallery!