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CALL for SUBMISSIONS: Studio Fellowship

2017 February 25

Learn more about the Studio Fellowship from VisArts at Rockville!jars & JARS & jars

Canning food is a time-consuming preparation, but the rewards are huge.  So far, I have managed to shrugged the task off on my mother. Tomatoes, beets & chow chow are my favorites, but eventually she will make me take over.  The last time I canned tomatoes, it resulted in jars exploding in my laundry room.  No amount of time makes makes that mess worth it, but this next Call will buy you 6 months.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Proposals from VisArts (Rockville, MD) for Studio Fellowship.  The submission fee is only $15 and the prize is a gift of time.  Is this the opportunity for you…

Learn more about the Studio Fellowship from VisArts at Rockville!CALL for SUBMISSIONS:
Studio Fellowship
from VisArts

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to artists 18+*Note: The program is not designed for program is not designed for undergraduate students or commercial artists.

MEDIA:  Open to all media

DEADLINE: March 20, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $15 per application (up to 10 images)

JURORS:  Admission to the VisArts Studio Fellowship is highly selective, based on a review of applications by panels of artists & art professionals. Panelists include painters, sculptors, film and video artists, photographers, installation artists, inter-disciplinary artists, and independent curators. The admission panel is rotated regularly. 

AWARDS:  The Studio Fellowship offers the gift of time and space to two artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work. Fellows will present their work in solo exhibitions at the end of their respective fellowships. Fellows will be provided with a 169 square foot studio, free of charge, for a period of six months + $500 monthly stipend. Each studio is equipped with a sink, Wi-Fi connection & abundant natural light.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more from VisArts at Rockville!



CALL for ENTRIES: Health & Medicine

2017 February 24

Learn more about the Health and Medicine salon exhibit at The Passporte gallery! medical EDIBLE florals

Lavender infused whipped cream is a favorite treat in my house.  But at the moment, I am growing lavender in a window sill for my husband’s head.  The weather has been so beautiful that I’ve been leaving the doors open without benefit of screen doors, and every night mosquitoes make a meal of Jon’s forehead.  Lavender is both a sleep-inducing aromatic and a mosquito repellent.  So, homemade lavender-infused coconut oil is my medicinal hope for continuing to enjoy open doors.  This next Call wants your perspective on health & medicine, but it doesn’t have to be edible.  Plus,  free entry…

Check out this Call for Entries from The Passporte for Health & Medicine.  No entry fee, but only one entry per artist.  This is a timely curatorial theme too.  Take a look…

Learn more about the Health and Medicine salon exhibit at The Passporte gallery!CALL for ENTRIES:
Health & Medicine
from The Passporte 

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists 18+

MEDIA:  Photography

THEME:  Health & medicine – themes of physical & mental health, the practice of medicine & the ripples these leave in the lives of the human beings touched by them . . . explore what the eye & technique of individual photographers can reveal that might not otherwise stand out in our day-to-day brushes with concerns of health.

DEADLINE:  March 12, 2017 (midnight MCT)

NOTIFICATION:  March 31, 2017


AWARDS:  Photos from eligible submissions will be selected for a group exhibition, displayed on & highlighted through social media.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more from The Passporte Art Gallery!



2017 February 23

Learn more about the 2016-17 YICCA International Contest of Contemporary Art!


Aside from an occasional banana or orange, most of my fruit experiences as a kid were of the fruit cocktail variety.  But as an adult, I have come to appreciate the singular special-ness of fruit on its own.  I almost (just almost) prefer it to chocolate.  It does not have the richness added by fat content, but it has a simplicity that I find equally decadent. Simple and sweet. This next call is also a simple opportunity with big payoff.  This could be right for you…

Check out this Call for Entries from YICCA for the 2016/17 International Art Contest.  Cash prizes + an exhibition for winners.  Take a look…

Learn more about the 2016-17 YICCA International Contest of Contemporary Art!CALL for ENTRIES:
  YICCA 16/17

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists

MEDIA:  Open to all media (drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, graphics, mixed media, video, installation & performance)

DEADLINE:  March 15, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  April 11, 2017

ENTRY FEE: €40 ($42 USD approx.)

JURORS:  Leila Topić works as a curator in Zagreb’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MSU), in charge of three collections: film and video, photography & media art. 

Tevž Logar currently works as an independent curator and collaborates with different institutions and galleries. Between 2009 and 2014 he worked as artistic director of Škuc Gallery in Ljubljana, Slovenia.  Zorana Đaković Minniti works in the Cultural Centre of Belgrade as coordinator for the international cooperation and program coordinator of Podroom gallery within same institution. 

AWARDS:  1st prize €3,000 ($3165 USD approx) & 2nd Prize is €1,000 ($1055 USD approx).  Plus, the jury will select 18 artists to exhibit the submitted works in an art gallery of a European city from June 1-14, 2017.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more about the YICCA International Contest of Contemporary Art!


CALL to ARTISTS: Purchase Award / Artist Grant

2017 February 22

Learn more about the Purchase Award from WorkingArtist.Org! chicka-chicka-CHICK

You can always find chickpeas in my cabinet.  Be they canned or dried, they are a go-to item that has so many uses –from toasted finger food in the spring, to protein-rich soups in winter.  Then there’s hummus, of which I never tire.  Chickpeas even make a tasty addition to sweet-infused trail mix. I appreciate the versatility.  This next Call awards artists from a wide variety of media.  And what’s more versatile than a cash award?  Nothing.  Take a look…

Check out this Call to Artists from for the $1000 Purchase Award. $25 entry & send a link. It doesn’t get any easier. Don’t miss this one…

Learn more from WorkingArtist.Org!CALL to ARTISTS:
Purchase Award


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: March 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!





CALL for ENTRIES: Texture

2017 February 16

Learn more about the Texture Exhibit from LA Photo Curator! always NUTS

I have been craving the butter crunch of nuts lately.  Between having friends with nut trees and a mother that can’t stay out of the wholesale grocer, I always have an abundance of pecans & walnuts in the pantry.  Now they are sneaking their way into every dish from breakfast oatmeal to salads at lunch and every imaginable cuisine at dinner.  I’m wondering how long my family will appreciate the texture  and not notice the source, ha.  This next Call is all about texure.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from L.A. Photo Curator for the Texture exhibit. $20 entry, no shipping, plus art publication for ALL entrants & an opportunity to support a great cause WITHOUT donating work.  For those of you having trouble deciding if online opportunities are right for you, I suggest you start with the juror.  This is a great one…

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

“. . .Or texture could refer to the essence of something, the feel of something, the characteristic quality of something…the mood laid over the scene by a storm or the moon or the streetlights at night…something comes out of the dusky blackness and I  feel subdued or strong or inspired.” –from Sandrine Hermand-Grisel via

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists

MEDIA: Photography

DEADLINE: March 5, 2017 (Midnight PST)

NOTIFICATION: (and opening date) March 25, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $20 for up to 3. 15% of artist fees go to 2 charities per competition. 7.5% to the curator’s choice of charity and 7.5% to the first place winner’s chosen charity.  Hermand-Grisel has chosen the charity Doctors without Borders.

CURATOR: Sandrine Hermand-Grisel is the founder of the acclaimed website All About Photo and spends most of her time discovering new talents while still working on personal projects. Her work was recently featured in Lenscratch January 2017 and she was chosen by the ASmith Gallery as their next juror for their ‘Summertime’ show.

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: Recycle 2017

2017 February 15

Learn more about the 2017 Recycle exhibit from BWAC!do it AGAIN

I couldn’t sell anyone on rice as a side dish at my house this week.  But to avoid another trip to the grocery, I had to sneak it in chicken casseroles, veggie spring rolls and sausage gumbo. Upcycled rice with recycled chicken was a winner.  Need inspiration for your own recycling?  This next Call is the perfect green opportunity.  Make some time for this one…

Check out this Call for Entries from BWAC (Brooklyn, NY) for Recycle 2017.  Take advantage of a discount for early entry, a distinguished juror & significant cash awards. Take a look…

Learn more about the 2017 Recycle exhibit from BWAC!CALL for ENTRIES:
Recycle 2017 from BWAC


“Recycle, the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s national juried show of art crafted from cast-off, discarded & re-purposed materials, will be a celebration of ingenuity and imagination.” –from

ELIGIBILITY: Open to U.S. artists 18+

MEDIA: Open to all media

ENTRY FEE:  $45 up to 3, $5 ea. add’l (early bird) or $65 up to 3, $5 ea add’l after Feb 26

DEADLINE:  February 26, 2017 (early bird) or March 12, 2017 (final)

NOTIFICATION:  March 31, 2017

JUROR:  Harriet Taub is the Exec. Dir. of Materials for the Arts, one of the largest reuse centers in the U.S & a program of the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs.  She joined MFTA in 1998 & also co-founded and helms its affiliated nonprofit, Friends of Materials for the Arts, which provides teacher training, arts and environmental education, and arts programming like artist residencies.  Taub graduated from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education. She currently sits on the boards of the environmental organization the Reuse Alliance and the arts organization Pentacle.

AWARDS: Best of Show Gold $1000, Most Innovative Use of Materials $500, People’s Choice $250, Curator’s Choice $250 & ten $100 Certificates of Recognition.

SALES: BWAC will retain a 25% commission on all exhibition sales.

For full details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more about the Recycle 2016 show from BWAC!





CALL for ENTRIES: 2 Elizabeths

2017 February 14

Cover Art wanted by 2 Elizabeths magazine!the MISSING middle

I enjoy creative process.  I find it meditative.  My own visual work requires lots of repetition.  I like to knit.  More repetition.  I have a handful of favorite recipes. Even more repetition.  As a result, I often end up in looping rut of repetition.  In the kitchen, I break the sameness by trying a recipe outside my comfort zone. (Today gumbo, tomorrow doughnuts;)  When working visually, I find a themed Call that dictates the inspiration not only helps me start a new piece, but it sometimes marks the beginning of a whole new direction.  This Call is a paying opportunity too, which I appreciate albeit meager.  Maybe it is right for you…

Check out this Call for Entries from 2 Elizabeths magazine for Cover Art. Only $5 to enter. Even if you don’t win the cover spot, it is a great way to jump start your creativity this winter.  Take a look…

Cover Art wanted by 2 Elizabeths magazine!CALL for ENTRIES: Cover Art
2 Elizabeths magazine

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists

MEDIA:  Open to 2-dimensional representations of work including drawing, painting, illustration, photography, etc.  Be inspired by their published fiction & poetry.

DEADLINE:  March 28, 2017

ENTRY FEE:  $5 for 1 or $9.75 for two entries

JURORS:  2 Elizabeths will select their favorite three pieces of art, and at that time their email subscribers will be given the opportunity to vote on a selection for each bi-monthly issue of the electronic magazine.  You (and your friends/family) can subscribe for free.

AWARDS:  If your work is chosen for the cover, you will be paid $50 for first & electronic rights to the work.  Afterward, your work is your own to sell again.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more from 2 Elizabeths!