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ART DEADLINES: October 16-31, 2009

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Don't be a Chicken--Subscribe Today!Welcome to ! Here are the deadlines for October 16-31 of 2009.  Some of these shows have deadlines that are getting close; however, most of them are online or digital entries.  There are several all hung (unjuried) shows that are great resume builders…so no excuses!  For the October 1-15 deadlines, click here.

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2008 Out & About Winner "Wisky Visitors" by Stewart WhiteSHOW:  3rd Annual Out & About Norfolk – A Plein Air Paint Out

ENTRY DEADLINE: October 15, 2009

EXHIBIT TYPE: 1 Day show and sale

MEDIA: Painters working in any 2-D plein air painting medium

DESCRIPTION: Artists paint within the Norfolk, Virginia city limits on Thurs, Oct 22 and Fri, Oct 23rd. Framed work is due at the Monticello Arcade on Saturday, Oct 24th, by noon. Huge Wet Painting Sale is held Saturday evening. Great Artist Ammenities. $5,000 in Cash and Purchase Awards. Big Crowds. Lots of Sales & Interest. Well advertised – and eagerly anticipated by local collectors! Paint with us, in Virginia this fall! Visit for more information. $35 entry fee.

CONTACT: Kim Runner at or call 312.527.7642


Santa Cruz Art LeagueSHOW: “The National Drawing & Sculpture Exhibit”

ENTRY DEADLINE: October 16, 2009

EXHIBIT TYPE: Gallery Exhibit

MEDIA: Drawing in any medium and on any surface will be considered for acceptance. Sculptures may use any material, not to exceed 50 lbs.

DESCRIPTION: The Santa Cruz Art League announces an opportunity for artists to show current trends and media in drawing and sculpture, December 12 to January 10, 2010 in Santa Cruz, California. The jurors, Jane Gregorius & Lynda Watson, will grant 3 equal awards. Open to United States residents. $40 for up to 3 entries/jpegs. For more information, visit http://www.scal.orgor send a SASE to: Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

CONTACT: Cindy Liebenthal at or 831-426-5787


Artist Trading Card Exhibit at Michael Peter Hayes Art SalonSHOW: “Artist Trading Card Exhibition”

ENTRY DEADLINE: October 17, 2009 – Entry & Work Delivery

EXHIBIT TYPE: ALL HUNG Gallery Exhibit – The Michael Peter Hayes Art Salon in Locust Valley, New York

MEDIA: All work must meet the size requirement for an ATC that is 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches. For this exhibition, all ATCs must be in a portrait format, two-dimensional, and in any media.

DESCRIPTION: The Michael Peter Hayes Art Salon in Locust Valley, New York will host an exhibition of Artist Trading Cards more commonly referred to as ATCs from October 31 to November 27, 2009, to benefit the National Cancer Center (NCC) located in Plainview, New York. ( This show will be a fundraiser for the NCC’s research and education mission to seek and provide financial support to researchers undertaking thorough, innovative, and promising studies on topics related to conquering cancer as well as educating Americans on how they can reduce their risk of the disease. $25.00 entry fee. Download a prospectus:

CONTACT: Patricia Russac, Curator at or call 516 627-1910


Click for Photography Contest Details!SHOW: WPGA’s “The Four Seasons” Contest

ENTRY DEADLINE: October 18, 2009

EXHIBIT TYPE: Selected images will be published in the book WPGA – Asia and The Four Seasons and posted online. Images selected by the juror will be exhibited in Asia and Europe.

MEDIA: Open to professional and non professional photographers.

DESCRIPTION: The theme for this contest is the celebration of the Four Seasons: Spring, Summer, Winter and Autumn. WPGA would like to see images celebrating the seasons -in landscapes, cityscapes, people at work or on holidays, as well as images expressing the impact of the seasons on living conditions. The winner will be awarded a paid trip, including lodging, to Nepal, India or Bangladesh, where he will have the chance to work with the juror (G.M.B. Akash) on a 10-day photographic project. $35 for 3 images; $10 each additional (Early Bird: 30% discount). Visit for details.

CONTACT: Victoria Hardy-Werbin at


Los Angeles Center for Digital ArtSHOW:  ‘Snap to Grid’ Open Exhibit

ENTRY DEADLINE: October 19, 2009 – Registration and submission are done online only.

EXHIBIT TYPE: ALL HUNG – Gallery Exhibit

MEDIA: All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. Digital video stills and screen shots of web/new media are acceptable. Documentation shots of digital installation and digital sculpture are acceptable.

DESCRIPTION: LACDA in Los Angeles, California announces an open call for our un-juried show featuring digital art and photography, November 12-December 5, 2009. All entries will be printed (8.5″x11″ on heavyweight paper) and shown in our gallery arranged in a grid. Entrants submit JPEG files of original work. Exhibit is limited to space available, early entry is advised. $30 for each image. Separate registration required for each image. Register at

CONTACT: Rex Bruce at


Center for Fine Art Photography

SHOW:  “New Visions, Fine Art Photography Show” — The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado

ENTRY DEADLINE: Oct 20, 2009 at Midnight PST

EXHIBIT TYPE: Online Exhibit – Possible publication

MEDIA: Photograpy

DESCRIPTION: The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado invites photographers to submit images for a photography exhibition, January 15 – February 13, 2010. Awards: $720. Juror: Michael Itkoff is a Founding Editor of Daylight Magazine, a print and online publication. Daylight has become one of the premier showcases for contemporary photography, by collaborating with established and emerging artists, scholars and journalists. Itkoff has been a reviewer for New York Photo Festival, En Foco, Critical Mass, ASMP and Santa Fe Center for Photography. He has been a recipient of the Howard Chapnick Grant for the Advancement of Photojournalism (2006), a Creative Artists Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Arts Council (2007), a Puffin Foundation Grant (2008) and recently published his monograph, Street Portraits, Charta Editions 2009. $35 ($20 for members) for the first 3 images, $10 for each image after that. Enter at

CONTACT: or call 970-224-1010



SHOW: “A-B(o)MB II: The Fallout”

ENTRY DEADLINE: October 23, 2009

EXHIBIT TYPE: Gallery Exhibit

MEDIA: All Media

DESCRIPTION: Artoconecto announces a call for artists in all media for ‘A-B(o)MB II: The Fallout’, the second annual juried show of emerging national and international artists, that will run during Art Basel/Miami Beach, from opening night preview November 27th, through the month of December. A-B(o)MB (Art Basel (off) Miami Beach) II: The Fallout, is Artoconecto’s first satellite show in conjunction with Basel/Miami, and will be held at Macy’s/Burdine’s historic Flagler Street location in the heart of downtown Miami. The jury includes artists Gregory de la Haba (NYC), Clifton Childree (Miami), and one person to be announced, giving artists a true voice in the selection process. Jury Prize Winner(s) will be announced during Art Basel, with full media and Internet exposure given to all selected artists and their work. For guidelines/entry form, please go to . $40 entry fee.


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Center for Fine Art Photography

SHOW: Portfolio Showcase — The Center for Fine Art Photography

ENTRY DEADLINE: October 27, 2009

EXHIBIT TYPE: Volume 4 Book and Online Exhibition

MEDIA: Photography

DESCRIPTION: The Center for Fine Art Photography seeks entries for an online exhibition and book. Juror: Katherine Ware is Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. She previously served as Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and is the author of Elemental Landscapes: Photographs by Harry Callahan. Ms. Ware served as Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum during the 1990s and organized the traveling exhibitions including, A Practical Dreamer: The Photographs of Man Ray. She has also worked at the Oakland Museum of California and began her career at the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in Washington, D.C. She is a frequent juror and reviewer of contemporary photography and has written essays on the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. $85.00 for Non-Members for the first body of work (12 images). Prospectus available at

CONTACT: or call 970-224-1010.


Formality Recording: Tower, 3-Dimensional, R.L.Tyler (2008 participant)SHOW:  American Juried Art Salon

ENTRY DEADLINE: October 28, 2009 — Postal or email

EXHIBIT TYPE: Scored feedback – Possible portfolio review, representation, placement or sale.
MEDIA: Six media divisions: Acrylic/Oil, Collage/Mixed Media, Pastel, Colored Pencil, Graphics, Photography, Print- Making, Digital Art, Water Media and 3-Dimensional.
DESCRIPTION: The American Juried Art Salon is hosting its 9th biannual juried exhibition. Jurors include top American art educators and a television network vice president. All participating artists receive scored jury feedback on their entered works. Plenty of freebies for accepted artists. Cash awards. .



climate/gallerySHOW:  Paint! New York Open Call

ENTRY DEADLINE: October 29, 2009

EXHIBIT TYPE: Online Exhibit

MEDIA: Painting

DESCRIPTION: The climate/gallery in New York City, New York announces a call to artists. No Jury. Exposure to New York based Arts Professionals for best in show awards. Representation opportunities. Spaces fill quickly. “Why Paint?” We still hear this. Painters join us in offering an International Answer! This exhibition will be one of a series that the gallery will present over time exploring international best practices in painting. Entry Fee: $35 for 2 works.

CONTACT: Apply online:


Bradley University's Slane CollegeSHOW:  “What’s Next: Undergraduate Juried Exhibition”

ENTRY DEADLINE: October 30, 2009

EXHIBIT TYPE: Gallery Exhibit

MEDIA: All artists must be enrolled in an undergraduate art program at the time of entry, and all artwork submitted must have been completed within the last two years. All forms of creative expression are encouraged.

DESCRIPTION: Bradley University Galleries in Peoria, Illinois announces a call to artists for an exhibition to be held January 4 – 29, 2010. Three top place awards totaling over $1000. Juror: Richard Holland, Bad at Sports art review podcast. $25 for up to three entries, and $5 per each additional entry. For prospectus, visit or send a SASE to: Bradley University Galleries, 1501 W Bradley Avenue, Peoria, IL 61625.

CONTACT: Elizabeth Kauffman, Gallery Director at or call (309) 677-2989.


Art Horse MagazineSHOW: “Ex Arte Equinus 3 International Equine Art Competition”

ENTRY DEADLINE: October 30, 2009

EXHIBIT TYPE: Images of winning artwork will be published in issue #10 of Art Horse Magazine (published March 2010). Winners and selected images will also be published in a book programme about the show.

MEDIA: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, and Digital Art.

DESCRIPTION: Art Horse Magazine invites artists from all over the world to enter up to twelve images showing their best work in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, and Digital Art. This competition will provide equine artists the opportunity to show their work on an international level. Jurors: Susan Leyland, Michelle Grant, Diana Allison, Susan Friedman, Lesley Humphrey, Juliet Harrison. $30 includes first 3 entries (artists may enter up to 12 @ $10 each). Visit for details.

CONTACT: Juliet R. Harrison at


Exegesis by Andy Clark for the North Valley Art LeagueSHOW: “North Valley Art League 26th Annual National Show”

ENTRY DEADLINE: October 31, 2009

EXHIBIT TYPE: Gallery Exhibit

MEDIA: All two-dimensional mediums except photography, xerography (they don’t know what they are missing) or computer generated art will be eligible. Maximum Height And Width: 40 x 40 inches Including Frame. All entries must be original and independent and not previously shown in a North Valley Art League National Juried Show. Artwork must be framed and wired for hanging.

DESCRIPTION: The North Valley Art League announces a call to artists for an exhibition to be held January 26, 2010 through February 27, 2010 at the Carter House Art Gallery, Redding, California. Best of Show, $1000 – 5 Awards of Excellence, $100 each – 5 Awards of Merit, $50 each and Peoples Choice Award. Juror: Julie Gilbert Pollard. Open to all artists 18 years and over. NVAL Members $10 per entry or 3 for $25, Non-Members $12 per entry or 3 for $30.

CONTACT: for prospectus.



SHOW:  notBig: A Small Works Competition in the Chicago Arts District

ENTRY DEADLINE: October 31, 2009

EXHIBIT TYPE: Gallery Exhibit

MEDIA: This is an open call for any medium including painting, sculpture, ceramics, collage, mixed media, photography and glass.

DESCRIPTION: The Logsdon 1909 Gallery in Chicago, Illinois announces a call to artists for a juried show, December 11, 2009 to January 2, 2010, that is open to all individual artists working in the contemporary arts. $500 first. $200 for second. $100 for third. +Purchase Awards. Juror: Doug Stapleton. There is no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”. No works over 12 inches in any direction. $20 for 3 images. Visit for prospectus.

CONTACT: Marco Logsdon at or call 312-666-8966.


Asian InspirationSHOW: “Asian Inspiration”

ENTRY DEADLINE: October 31, 2009

EXHIBIT TYPE: Online Competition

MEDIA: All media; painting, digital, photography, watercolor, installation, sculpture, video, mixed media collage, textile, etc.
DESCRIPTION: ARTROM Gallery announces a call to artists for an online juried competition, opening November 8, 2009. Juror: Elisabeth Genovesi. Open to all artists who find inspiration; sources of content, stimulus, motivation, insight, influence, ideas, revelations, techniques, materials etc., coming from Asian cultures. Whether you were born there, work there, traveled there or are just touched by something within these cultures. 30 Euro for 5 images. Visit for more info.

CONTACT: Elisabeth Genovesi at


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