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CALL for ENTRIES: Spoken Word

2017 December 10

Learn more about the Spoken Word Call from Middle Tennessee State University!

figgy PUDDING?

How often do you read a recipe and think it sounds delicious only to be disappointed be either the process or the outcome?  How often do you order something that sounds just okay but turns out to be fantastic?  I find the proof is always in the present, in the right now, in the out loud of it all –the pudding, if you will.  This next Call wants to hear what you have to say OUT LOUD.  What do you have to say?

Check out this Call for Entries from the Todd Art Gallery at MTSU (Mufreesboro, TN) for Spoken Word Performance & Video.  There is no entry fee.  Take a look at this opportunity….

Learn more about the Spoken Word Call from Middle Tennessee State University!

Spoken Word from
MTSU Todd Art Gallery

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to proposals from students, emerging & mid-career artists

MEDIA: Open to all performances that relate indirectly or directly to text, communication, education, socio-economic inequities, literacy, or spoken word. 

DEADLINE:  February 11, 2018

PERFORMANCE:  February 24, 2018


AWARDS:  The performances will be scheduled between 11-2 pm on the 24th, around the Todd Building on MTSU’s campus, with videos playing on monitors concurrently.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: Brutal Beauty

2017 December 5

Learn more about Brutal Beauty 2018 from the Lexington Art League! OVERCOOK me not

The worst crime against food is over-cooking, in my opinion.  Meat gets tough; veggies get mushy.  It all ends up tasteless.  Plus, the longer you cook food, the more nutrients are lost.  Vitamin C is particularly sensitive to heat. I keep finding more and more benefits to a raw food diet.  This next call wants to see your view of the human form, the nude in raw form.  I like this twist on a figurative call, AND they pay return shipping… 

Check out this Call for Entries from Lexington Art League (Lexington, KY) for Brutal Beauty.  No entry fee, and this show has a 30-year history.  Take a look…

Learn more about Brutal Beauty 2018 from the Lexington Art League!CALL for ENTRIES:
Brutal Beauty 
from Lexington Art League

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists 18+

MEDIA: Open to all media

THEME:  A contemporary exhibition of the human figure that speaks to our innermost instincts for satisfaction, pleasure, and comfort through work that invites us to examine the qualities that we are unable to avoid, but often hide from others. This exhibition seeks to convey a rawness that is universal while revealing our desires and limitations in a boldly honest approach to the way we experience the human form.

DEADLINE:  December 17, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  December 21, 2017

ENTRY FEE:  No entry fee for 6 works (10 images).  Please note that if shipping, you are responsible for the cost of shipping TO the gallery, but Lexington Art League will pay for return shipping.

SALES:  Lexington Art League will retain 30% commission on all sales. 

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: Tiny Acts

2017 December 4

Learn more about Tiny Acts Topples Empires show from Woskob Family Gallery!

Eating local is a tiny act that can have a huge impact.  It isn’t a possibility for everyone, but I advocate eating local-ish.  Chose the food that came from the place closest to you.  Sometimes that is all you can do.  Your taste buds will thank you, and it does reduce the emissions of the transport to your table.  Right now, I can still get cherry tomatoes from not too far away, and I am eating them on everything.  This next Call wants to you to explore tiny acts of rebellion.  This is a great curatorial theme.

Check out this Call for Entries from the Woskob Family Gallery (State College, PA) at Penn State for Tiny Acts Topple Empires.  This is another great academic opportunity, and entry is only $20!  Take a look…

Learn more about Tiny Acts Topples Empires show from Woskob Family Gallery!CALL for ENTRIES: 
Tiny Acts Topple Empires

 from Woskob Family Gallery

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to any practicing artist creating work in the United States, with the exception of those currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree-granting program, is eligible to submit. 

MEDIA:  All media considered.  The gallery is best-suited to displaying 2-D work, but can consider smaller and/or wall-mounted sculptural work & video. No size restrictions, but please note that wall height from ceiling to baseboard is 100”.

THEME:  Rebellion. Bhandari invites artists to consider the manifold expressions of rebellion, and how they might be manifested in contemporary art. The exhibition takes its title from a quote in a 2004 essay by Danusha Goska, in which she writes, “when we study the biographies of our heroes, we learn that they spent years in preparation, doing tiny, decent things before one historical moment propelled them to center stage and used them to tilt empires.” The curator will consider work that engages with all types of rebellion: formal, material, political, and otherwise. Artworks engaging with notions of rupture, disruption, and change are sought. 

DEADLINE:  December 15, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $20 for up to 3

CURATOR:  Heather Darcy Bhandari is a New York City-based curator, writer, and arts advocate. Her book Art/Work, written with Jonathan Melber, will be published in its second edition by Free Press this month. Bhandari was a Director at Mixed Greens gallery in New York City from 2000 to 2016 before becoming Director of Exhibitions at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, New York. Bhandari is currently developing independent curatorial projects, teaches at Brown University, and serves on the board of directors of visual art at Omi International Art Center.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

 Learn more from the Woskob Family Gallery!

CALL for ENTRIES: Street Shooting

2017 November 28


Learn more about the Street Shooting exhibit from LA Photo Curator!

HOME again

I have downtown déjà vu.  Surely you’ve been in a situation that feels overwhelmingly familiar but that you know for certain you’ve never previously encountered.  Have you walked down a street and thought, “have I been here before”?  It happens to me often, but I’ve finally put my finger on it.  It always happens to me in small downtowns.  The street level experience of downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has, at its hearts, abiding similarities to Troy, New York, and Savannah, Georgia and even the Old City in Knoxville, TN.  I don’t have to have same food vendor or restaurant experience to feel “at home” away from home. It can be comforting, but it also makes escaping reality more complicated.  This next Call is interested in that same direct-from-the-sidewalk experience, no déjà vu necessary.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from L.A. Photo Curator (online) for the Street Shooting exhibit. $20 entry, no shipping, plus art publication for ALL entrants.   We’re all observers in this journey.  Share the candid moments as YOU see them…

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

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists

MEDIA: Photography

THEME:  Street Shooting. “What is street photography? It is candid moments on the street or in any other public place such a grocery store, a mall, or a park. It is chance encounters and random incidents in public places. Street photography generally focuses on people and everyday life and shares the same ethics as photojournalism and documentary photography, meaning nothing is set up or changed in the digital darkroom. Street portraits are also considered to be street photography and like photojournalism, portraits are the only type of photograph that can be set up. Some street photographers shoot in an artful way, with shadows and light. Others shoot like a newspaper photographer, concentrating on moments among people on the street. Don’t just photograph someone walking down the sidewalk. The genre is saturated with these images. Look for unusual locations and aesthetically pleasing backgrounds. The background content is as important as the subject. The combination of the two makes the picture. Do not photograph anyone less fortunate than yourself, meaning no photos of homeless people unless you can make a strong social statement.”

DEADLINE: December 13, 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.  Julia Dean has chosen the SPARK program.

CURATOR:  Julia Dean is a photographer, educator, writer & executive director/founder of the Los Angeles Center of Photography.  She began her career as an apprentice to pioneering photographer Berenice Abbott.  Later, Julia was a photo editor for the Associated Press in New York.  For the past 16 years, Julia has concentrated on street photography around the world. For the past six years, street shooting in downtown Los Angeles has been her primary focus.  Julia was selected for a book about to be produced by Acuity Press and PDN magazine featuring 20 street shooters around the world.  Julia received a B.S. in photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology & a M.A. in journalism at the University of Nebraska.

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: Time Machines

2017 November 27

Learn more about the Time Machines Exhibit from the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery at the Worcester State University!

childhood FAVORITES.

I spent part of this weekend in a Virginia State Park.  Every year the park lights their train tunnel and serves hot chocolate & s’mores while musicians echo familiar carols in the background.  As the temperature dropped to the mid-thirties, I made my way to concessions & was handed a steaming paper cup with a plastic spoon to stir my powdered mix.  After my first sugary sip, I was transported to my childhood, as if by time machine, complete with melted marshmallow mustache.  Thanks to Natural Tunnel State Park for the trip. ♥  This next Call wants your vision of the passage of time.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery (Worcester, MA) at Worcester State University for Time Machines.  $25 Entry for this academic show.  We all have thoughts about the passage of time.  Share yours…

Learn more about the Time Machines Exhibit from the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery at the Worcester State University!CALL for ENTRIES:
Time Machines from Mary
Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists 18+

MEDIA: Open to all media

THEME:  Open to work that reflects any aspect of time: personal, historical, cosmological, past and future, real & imagined.

DEADLINE:  December 1, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  December 22, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $25 for up to 3

JUROR:  Lisa Crossman is a Boston-based art historian, curator & editor whose interests include supporting underrecognized mid-career & emerging artists & making art accessible to a broad public in fun & meaningful ways. In her current position as Koch Curatorial Fellow at the Fitchburg Art Museum, she’s organizing shows of regional contemporary art & collaborating with Fitchburg State University’s faculty & students. 

AWARDS:  First Prize $300, Second Prize $200 & Third Prize $150

SALES:  The Gallery will retain 25% commission on sales.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more from the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery at the Worcester State University!

ARTIST of the DAY: Elizabeth White

2017 November 21
"Migration", a site-specific installation of concrete life-cast leaves, by Elizabeth White

“Migration”, a site-specific installation of concrete life-cast leaves, by Elizabeth White

“In view of the current economic disasters, political conditions, military actions & climate or earth changes I see immigration as the new normal.  What may be them today is us tomorrow.” — Elizabeth White

Many people spend a lifetime without ever having to consider the need to emigrate from their homeland.  Many others spend their lives learning what it means to always be an immigrant, never feeling quite at home.  And then there are others, never quite at home regardless of where they are.  When I saw the “Migration” installation by today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, Elizabeth White, I marveled at the simple symbolism of leaves separated from their roots.  It is precisely how many of us feel, like leaves strewn about, seemingly at random.  Disconnected.

Investigate more work from AAAD
Artist of the Day
, Elizabeth White.

CALL for SUBMISSIONS: $1000 Artist Grant

2017 November 19

Learn more about the Artist Grant from Working Artist Org!

VEGGIE dough

Variety in the produce department is on it’s way out with the onset of winter temps.  Initially it feels dire –momentary panic.  But by the time winter arrives, Dec. 21st this year, I will appreciate the nutty sweetness of root veggies and the silky texture of winter squash and a rainbow of beans. Plus, the cost of my weekly produce goes down by a third leaving more money for art supplies. Woohoo! This next Call offers a great opportunity to stock your studio supply closet too.  Take a look…

Check out this Call to Artists from for the $1000 Artist Grant. $25 entry & an email. It doesn’t get any easier. Don’t miss this one…

Learn more about the Artist Grant from Working Artist Org!“•

Artist Grant

“The Working Artist Grant/Art Purchase Award is a meager one-time art award intended to disperse small but vitalizing bursts of funding to support an artist’s ongoing art making process.” –

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists

MEDIA: Open to visual media, including but not limited to drawing, painting, conceptual, installation, prints, sculpture, new media, mixed media, photography & video.

DEADLINE: December 31, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $25 for up to 5

AWARDS: If selected as the winner, the award recipient must exchange one of their original works or smaller series of original works for inclusion into a collection, in return for the award. Work considered by the artist as of equal value, and available for acquisition can be negotiated upon receipt of the award. Shipping costs will be paid by

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more about the Working Artist Grant and Purchase Award!