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CALL for ENTRIES: Transience

2016 September 14

Learn more about the Transience exhibit from L.A. Photo Curator!TO-MAY-TO to-mah-to

Here today, gone tomorrow –ah, transient tomatoes.  Just last week I was lamenting how many ways I could quickly preserve the abundance of tomatoes I brought home from the farmers market.  Now?  I have a handful of tiny Romas left before I have to suffer the grocer’s sad selection of hard, hot house harlots that pass as tomatoes. This next Call wants your take on transience, physical, mental or ethereal.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from L.A. Photo Curator for the Transience exhibit. $20 entry, no shipping, great prizes plus art publication for ALL entrants. Great opportunity…

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


“. . . photography itself is transient, so I think the transient aspects of photographs remain relevant and interesting. This call for entries seeks images that relate in some way to physical or psychic movement, the nature of being and non-being, aspects of our various experiences, the retelling and visualization of dreams, expressions of spirituality, or any other interpretation of the word transience- both material and ethereal.” –from Adam Finkelston via

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists

MEDIA: Photography

DEADLINE: September 23, 2016 (Midnight PST)

NOTIFICATION: (and opening date) October 5, 2016

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.  Finkelston has chosen the charity Change The Truth

CURATOR: Adam Finkelston is an artist, art educator, and magazine publisher based in Roeland Park, KS. Finkelston is also the owner, publisher, and co- editor of an internationally- recognized quarterly art magazine called, The Hand Magazine: A Magazine For Reproduction-based Arts, through which he has also curated exhibitions of international artists. As an educator, Mr. Finkelston has received numerous awards and grants, including the 2016 ArtsKC Education Award, recognizing his multi- disciplinary student project, Creative Co/Lab.

SALES: All sales are conducted between the artist & buyer. L.A. Photo Curator does not handle any part of sales. There is no commission.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more about the Transience exhibit from L.A. Photo Curator!








2016 September 6

Learn more about the Self exhibit from the 1650 Gallery!FRUITY prospects

“I wish you had a better relationship with breakfast” is a commonly-expressed sentiment from by my husband.  I don’t know if my body simply has become intolerant of pre-noon meals or if I am just bored of the selection of breakfast-approved foodstuffs.  But, I do know myself, and asking me to consume more than a piece of fruit for breakfast (with a rare Benedict exception) isn’t realistic. This next Call wants to know if you know yourself.  Take a look…

Check out this Call from the 1650 Gallery (Los Angeles, CA) for Self, a juried photography exhibit. $35 entry & free matting and framing (pre-set sizes). No excuses for a lack of subject matter this time. Don’t miss this…

Learn more about the Self exhibit from the 1650 Gallery!

Photo Credit: “Vesta 1980” by Nancy Oliveri

from 1650 Gallery


“IF the ancient Greeks implored us to ‘know thyself’ and common knowledge assures us that ‘a picture is worth a thousands words’, doesn’t it follow that the amalgamation of random know-nothing’s collectively called ‘the human race’ should be CONSTANTLY photographing themselves in an effort to gain true wisdom and artistic insight? It should! And also because it’s just plain insanely inventive to do so!” — from 1650 Gallery

ELIGIBILITY: All artists age 18+

MEDIA: Photography

DEADLINE:  September 11, 2016

NOTIFICATION: By September 18, 2016

ENTRY FEE: $35 for up to 5, $5 ea. add’l

JUROR: Andrew Overtoom is an award-winning filmmaker & photographer living in L.A. He publishes THE UNDEAD NEG, is launching a quarterly photography journal & owns the 1650 Gallery.

AWARDS: Best In Show, 2nd Place & 3rd Place will be awarded and posted online after the show opening. Award winning photos will be featured on the show page & Best In Show winners will have a small portfolio of their work featured in the 1650 Spotlight gallery of photographic excellence.

SALES: Selected artists may choose to offer their work for sale. The gallery retains 50% commission. The 1650 Gallery offers free matting and framing for accepted photographs that fit their pre-cut mat sizes for the duration of the exhibition. Photo sizes are 8″ x 10″, 11″ x 14″ 16″ x 20″, or 20″ x 24″.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more about the 1650 Gallery!




CALL for ENTRIES: Mono No Aware X

2016 September 2

Learn more about Mono No Aware X!natural ABUNDANCE

The downside of eating local, in season food is familiarity.  During the peak of Summer, I grown at the site of a  crookneck squash, in Fall it is the pumpkin.  But, I have found THE solution –unexpected parings.  Combining two familiar ingredients in an unexpected way can refresh the palate and your menu.  Pumpkin & oranges, white chocolate & sage, avocados & maple syrup. Try one.  Sometimes it is all about the right combination.  The next call offers a way for you to combine your work with film to spectacular effect.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries for Mono No Aware X.  Entry fee is a voluntary donation. You may have appropriate work.  This is NOT your average film festival.  Investigate…

Learn more about Mono No Aware XCALL for ENTRIES:
Mono No Aware X


ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists

MEDIA:  Open to contemporary art that incorporates film, Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm or altered light projections as part of a sculpture, installation, dance, or expanded cinema performance. For example: blending film & theater performance, musicians creating a visual experience for their sound, & experimental filmmakers working with storytellers.  Works existing on digital video will not be considered. All moving images should be from an analog source.

DEADLINE:  September 16, 2016

NOTIFICATION:  September 23, 2016

ENTRY FEE: $0 – $20 suggested donation with entry

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more about Mono No Aware Festiva!


CALL for ENTRIES: Root to Bloom

2016 August 31

Learn more about the Root to Bloom exhibit at the Principle Gallery!SIPPING and driving

While traveling around the country, people often ask what food I miss most from home.  The truth is, what I really miss is tea — unsweetened, cold-but-not-iced, sans caffeine.  I drink at least a gallon a day.  I can make it on the road, but it isn’t the same.  Different water, different container, different refrigerator.  When I am nearly home from a road trip, I always think the same thing, “I can’t wait to get home & have a glass of tea” (and see my family and dog, yeah, yeah, I know).  This next call wants to know what “home” is to you.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from the Principle Gallery (Alexandria, VA) for Root to Bloom, a juried show about “home” –wherever that may be.  Open to painting only…

Learn more about the Root to Bloom exhibit from the principle Gallery!CALL for ENTRIES:
Root to Bloom
from Principle Gallery


ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists

MEDIA: Painting

THEME:  “representative of where an artist calls ‘home’ . . . from a studio interior to a street scene, from a rural landscape to an aerial view of city or countryside . . . location of your birth, somewhere you spent a considerable amount of time, or the locale where you currently live”, etc. —

DEADLINE:  September 28, 2016

NOTIFICATION:  September 30, 2016

ENTRY FEE: $35 for up to 3, $5 ea. add’l

JUROR:  Teresa Oaxaca, DC area artist

AWARDS: Best In Show $1,200, 2nd Place $500, 3rd Place $300, Social Media Award & Gallery Visitors’ Choice Award.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more from the Principle Gallery - Alexandria!


CALL for ENTRIES: Crossover

2016 August 30

Learn more about the Crossover show from the OA Gallery!spin like SALAD

Food needs better PR.  There are laws against trans fats, but I have trouble convincing my mother that ginger will settle her stomach.  Why are we willing to believe the worst about food but eager to assume all benefits are purely science fiction?  Natural healing is not science fiction, but the next Call definitely is.  Traditional media only…

Check out this Call for Entries from the OA Gallery (St. Louis, MO) for Crossover, a juried sci-fi/fantasy exhibit. A fantastic, theme-valued juror, a gorgeous gallery & lower commission rate.  Take a look…

Learn more about the Crossover show from the OA Gallery!CALL for ENTRIES:
Crossover from OA Gallery


ELIGIBILITY:  Open to artists 18+ residing in U.S.

MEDIA:  Open to two-dimensional work done in traditional media only. Acceptable mediums include but are not limited to oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, graphite, pencil, ink, and/or gouache. No digital component in this category.  

THEME:  Science Fiction & Fantasy

DEADLINE:  September 25, 2016

NOTIFICATION:  October 6, 2016

ENTRY FEE: $35 for one; $5 ea. add’l

JUROR:  Mark A. Nelson, image maker

AWARDS:  Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd place & Awards of Excellence at juror’s discretion

SALES:  OA Gallery will receive a 35% commission for works sold during the exhibit.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more from the OA Gallery!

CALL for ENTRIES: Altered State

2016 August 29

Learn more about the Altered States of Collage exhibit from the Collage Artists of America!INGREDIENTS a-go-go

It is casserole week at my house.  Every once in a while we spend a day assembling casseroles.  I don’t know why people consider them “easy” meals because they take excessive amounts of time, prep and organization, but I do find them convenient to have around once they are pre-prepared on a week I need free time at the end of the day.  Plus, when we have a bevy of rapidly ripening food from our local farmers market, casseroles offer an excellent long-term storage option via the freezer.  But the best part of making casseroles are the ingredients.  Like many of you, I am guilty of getting into a rut of one protein and two vegetable for meals; however, casseroles are a collage of sometimes a dozen or more ingredients.  The combination of ingredients makes for a special treat –like this next collage call.  Don’t miss this one…

Check out this Call for Entries from Collage Artists of America for the Altered States of Collage exhibit at the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center in Tarzana, CA. Great juror, cash prizes & media specific.  Take a look…

Learn more about the Altered States of Collage show!CALL for ENTRIES:
Altered States of Collage
from Collage Artists of America


ELIGIBILITY:  Open to artists residing in the U.S.

MEDIA: Open to collage, mixed-media collage and assemblage

DEADLINE:  September 15, 2016 by 5pm Pacific Time

NOTIFICATION: October 1, 2016

ENTRY FEE: $35 for one; $45 for two.

JUROR:  Leslie Shows is an American artist who is recognized for expanding the boundaries of landscape painting. Leslie Shows’ earlier works were mixed-media collages depicting abstracted landscapes.  Her more recent paintings, while retaining the use of mixed media, have become more abstracted and focus on mineral textures and geologic features.  Solo exhibitions include:  Walter & McBean Gallery, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Jack Hanley Gallery, Haines Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art & Berkeley Art Museum.

AWARDS:  First Place $500, 2nd Place $300, 3rd Place $200, three Honorable Mentions & Merchandise Awards.

SALES:  Gallery will receive 30% commission on any and all sales.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more from the Collage Artists of America!


ARTIST of the DAY: Mister Finch

2016 August 29
"toadstool" (textile art) by Mister Finch

“toadstool” (textile art) by Mister Finch

“A story sewn in, woven in. Velvet curtains from an old hotel, a threadbare wedding dress and a vintage apron become . . . . Storytelling creatures for people who are also a little lost, found and forgotten.” Mister Finch


I find tactile joy in vintage textiles and incorporating them into my life gives me a sense of history, of continuation, that my personal story lacks in some degree.  The works of today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, Mister Finch, are gifts of life, experience, labor and joy — of mindfulness.  These creatures have a sort of fabricated authenticity, a beautifully crafted reality.


Find your own creature feature in the work of
today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, Mister Finch!