all artwork shown above is by Mary Knoblock

Art Opportunities: Call for Artists to exhibit in the MIDWEST
(WI, MI, IL, IN, OH, MO, ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA)

SUBMIT A CALL FOR ARTISTS: Promote art & photography contests, juried exhibitions, art festivals, or any other artists' opportunities.

 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Deadline: February 8, 2016
Posted: 1/3/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: March 22 - April 24, 2016
Title: Boundaries, Borders, and Thresholds
Sponsor: Kreft Arts Program
Venue: Concordia University Ann Arbor
Awards: $1750 and solo exhibition
Juror: Sarah Kohn, assistant curator at Flint Institute of Arts
Eligibility: Prints, drawings, paintings, photographs, digital images, sculpture, fiber art and video are eligible. Only original artwork produced within the past five years will be accepted (reproductions are not permitted). Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply.
Fees: $25/2 entries
Commission: 30%
E-mail: Beth J. Steinkellner
Phone: 734-995-7358
Website: https://www.cuaa.edu/life/kreft/index.html
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/1msKNaF
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: February 12, 2016
Posted: 12/29/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: April 15 - May 13, 2016
Title: Drawn 2016
Venue: Manifest Gallery
Eligibility: An expansive and competitive international gallery exhibit calling for works of drawing created with any media relevant to the practice of drawing. This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style, and welcomes works from the most traditional to the most abstract or conceptual.
Fees: $36 for up 3 entries, $10 for each additional entry
Send SASE to: PO Box 6218, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
E-mail: Jason Franz
Phone: 513-861-3638
Website: http://www.manifestgallery.org
Prospectus: http://www.manifestgallery.org/drawn/
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Richmond, Indiana
Deadline: February 12, 2016
Posted: 1/13/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: March 28 - May 13, 2016
Title: "Art + Science" National Juried Exhibition
Sponsor: Indiana University East
Venue: Tom Thomas Gallery
Awards: 1st place: $1000, 2nd place: $750, 3rd place: $500
Juror: Lily Simonson
Eligibility: Artists residing in the U.S. aged 18 or older
Fees: $20 for one, and $5 for each additional submission up to 5.
Commission: none (suggested 10% donation in case of sale)
E-mail: Ann Kim
Phone: 765-973-8350
Website: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3071
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/1ZUAvhI
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Wichita, Kansas
Deadline: February 15, 2016
Posted: 1/1/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: March 25 - April 8, 2016
Title: Midwest Photo Emerge
Venue: Midwest Center for Photography
Awards: $250 Emerge Fellowship Award
Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director, Midwest Center for Photography
Eligibility: This fellowship opportunity is geared toward photographers looking to launch their art careers through the exposure of exhibition. Open to all photographers nationwide, all photographic media is welcome. Selection will be based upon the series of work submitted by each artist rather than solely on individual images. A brief artist statement is optional.
Fees: $40
Commission: 40%
E-mail: Linda Robinson
Phone: 316-269-1250
Website: http://www.mwcponline.org
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/1JXMvZO
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Fulton, Missouri
Deadline: February 15, 2016
Posted: 1/17/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: March 3 - April 3, 2016
Title: Equality Matters - Conversations on Gender and Race
Sponsor: Mildred M. Cox Gallery
Venue: William Woods University- Cox Gallery
Awards: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
Jurors: Dion Dion, Kenny Greene and Sharon Kilfoyle
Eligibility: Open to artists and art students in the Midwest. Open to all traditional and non-traditional genre and media (2D, 3D, digital)
Fees: $10 for each artwork
Commission: 10% commission on gallery sales
E-mail: Nicole Petrescu, curator
Phone: 573-592-4244
Website: http://www.williamwoods.edu/coxartgallery
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/1Ja39r5
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Lowell, Michigan
Deadline: February 27, 2016
Posted: 1/20/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: March 4 - April 16, 2016
Title: LowellArts! West Michigan Regional Art Competition
Sponsor: LowellArts!
Venue: 149 S. Hudson St.
Awards: Cash awards are presented in five categories
Juror: Caitlin Doherty, Curator and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum MSU
Eligibility: The 30th Annual West Michigan Regional Art Competition highlights outstanding artwork by Lower West Michigan artists. Pieces are selected in all visual art media by artists 18 yrs. and older who reside in a 15 county region. Artwork drop off dates: February 24-27.
Fees: $30 Non-Members, $20 Members
E-mail: LowellArts!
Phone: (616) 897-8545
Website: http://www.lowellartsmi.org
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Deadline: February 27, 2016
Posted: 1/29/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: April 8 - May 20 2016
Title: The Ties That Bind
Venue: Mpls Photo Center
Awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place
Juror: Howard Christopherson
Eligibility: photography
Fees: $35 for first 3 images, $5 additional up to 6
E-mail: Amy Best
Phone: 612-643-3511
Website: http://www.mplsphotocenter.com
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/1QxWsPd
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Mount Clemens, Michigan
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Posted: 1/9/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: June 4-5, 2016
Title: 2016 Mount Clemens Art Fair
Sponsor: Anton Art Center
Venue: Downtown Mount Clemens
Awards: Best in Show $500, 2nd Place $300, 3rd Place $200
Eligibility: Artists working in all media are invited to apply, including ceramics, painting, photography, jewelry, metalwork and mixed media.
Fees: Jury fee $20, Basic 10' x 10' space $125, see application for more information.
Commission: None
Send SASE to: Mount Clemens Art Fair, Anton Art Center, 125 Macomb Pl, Mount Clemens MI 48043
E-mail: Staff
Phone: 586-469-8666
Website: http://www.theartcenter.org
Prospectus: http://www.theartcenter.org/#!art-fair/a2pd8
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Posted: 1/20/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: April 8 - May 28, 2016
Title: Divided Attraction
Venue: Gilded Pear Gallery
Awards: Best in Show, 2 Merit Awards
Juror: Gregory Blair
Eligibility: All emerging and professional artists 18 and over, living in the United States, may apply. Open to all three- dimensional medium, including but not limited to: ceramics, metal/jewelry, fiber, wood, glass, mixed media. No video media will be accepted.
Fees: $30 for 3 entries, one detail image per entry.
E-mail: Lauren Tucci
Phone: 319-366-0205
Website: http://www.gildedpeargallery.com
Prospectus: http://www.gildedpeargallery.com/call-for-entries.html
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Racine, Wisconsin
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Posted: 1/29/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: June 11-12, 2016
Title: Call For Artists
Sponsor: Monument Square Art Festival
Venue: Downtown Racine, WI
Awards: $1,500
Eligibility: Space is available for up to 70 artists exhibiting works in a variety of media.
Fees: $20 Jury Fee, $175 Booth Fee
Website: http://www.monumentsquareartfest.com
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Posted: 1/31/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: July 21-24, 2016
Title: State Street Art Fair
Sponsor: State Street District
Venue: Streets of Ann Arbor's campus area
Awards: Two Best of Show awards (one each in 2-D and 3-D) for $700 each, Eight Honorable Mention Awards (4 each in 2-D and 3-D) for $175 each, The 2016 People's Choice Awards: 1st: $7,500; 2nd: $2,500; 3rd: $1,000
Juror: Various professionals from the area
Eligibility: Contemporary and Fine Art Fair. See details in prospectus.
Fees: $675 single - $1825 double (10x10 spaces)
Commission: n/a
E-mail: Kathy Krick
Phone: 734-709-5869
Website: http://statestreetdistrict.org
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/1Tvs22H
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Jasper, Indiana
Deadline: March 14, 2016
Posted: 1/2/16
 
 Title: Krempp Gallery Open Portfolio Call
Venue: Krempp Gallery
Eligibility: Reviewing portfolios for solo and group shows for 2017. All media. Professional, non-student artists only. Artwork must be presented in a professional manner. Send 10 images for solo show, more for group show, along with artist statement and CV. Digital images should be on CD or emailed. Also, paid opportunities for workshops/gallery talks in conjunction with the exhibit.
Fees: No fees
Commission: 30%
Send SASE to: Emily Colucci, Visual Arts Coordinator, Jasper Arts Center, 951 College Ave., Jasper, IN 47546
E-mail: Emily Colucci
Phone: 812-482-3070
Website: http://www.jasperarts.org
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Downers Grove, Illinois
Deadline: March 14, 2016
Posted: 1/13/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: Septmber 10-11, 2016
Title: Downtown Downers Grove Fine Arts Festival
Venue: Downtown Downers Grove
Awards: Cash awards are given based on "Total Board" exhibit. $500 Best of Show and Two $100 Awards of Excellence.
Eligibility: Ceramics, drawings, fiber, glass, graphics, handmade and hand painted furniture, jewelry, metal work, mixed media, paintings (watercolor, oil, acrylic), photography, pottery, sculpture, or items of original design and exceptional quality.
Fees: $20
Commission: $0
E-mail: Downers Grove Downtown Management Corp.
Phone: 630-725-0991
Website: http://bit.ly/1RNW5l1
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/1RNW5l1
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
St. Louis, Missouri
Deadline: March 16, 2016
Posted: 7/1/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: May 19 - June 17, 2016
Title: Freedom Imagined; Freedom Lived
Sponsor: artConversations, LLC
Venue: The Boyle Family Gallery - Scheidegger Center for the Arts
Awards: $500 (1st Place); $150 (2nd Place)
Juror: Naomi Fishman
Eligibility: Artists working in any medium.
Fees: None
Commission: None; Donations Accepted
E-mail: Naomi Fishman
Phone: 314-477-5772
Website: http://www.artconversation.org
Prospectus: http://artconversations.org/call-to-artists/
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
St. Clair Shores, Michigan
Deadline: March 18, 2016
Posted: 12/3/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: June 1-30, 2016
Title: ESAS- East Side Art Show
Venue: Host Venues throughout our east side communities
Awards: Last year's first prize winner won $5,000.00
Juror: n/a
Eligibility: Fine artists at least 18 years of age at the time of application. Artists selected for the exhibition will be contacted by email.
Fees: $30.00
Commission: n/a
Send SASE to: SCSACE, 23055 Masonic Avenue, St. Clair Shores, MI 48082
E-mail: Erin Fournier or Laura Hobbs
Phone: 586-285-8880
Website: http://www.eastsideartshow.com
Prospectus: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2875
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: March 25, 2016
Posted: 1/13/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: May 27 - June 24, 2016
Title: 12th Annual Rites of Passage: Current and Recent Undergrads
Sponsor: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Venue: Manifest Gallery
Awards: $500 Best of Show Award
Eligibility: Open call to emerging artists who have received or are scheduled to receive a college undergraduate degree in 2015, 2016, or 2017 from a regional, national, or international college art or design program.
Fees: $36 for up 3 entries, $10 for each additional entry
Send SASE to: P.O. Box 6218, Cincinnati, OH 45206
E-mail: Jason Franz
Phone: 513-861-3638
Website: http://www.manifestgallery.org
Prospectus: http://www.manifestgallery.org/rites/index.html
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Naperville, Illinois
Deadline: March 28, 2016
Posted: 12/15/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 17-18, 2016
Title: Call for Artists: 31st Annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair
Sponsor: Naperville Art League
Venue: Main & Jackson, Naperville IL
Awards: $4,000
Juror: Jurors to be selected
Eligibility: Open to artists working in painting (acrylic, oil, water media), drawing, sculpture, fiber, graphics, mixed media, jewelry, photography, pottery, metalwork, glass, wood, digital art and enamel. We seek to maintain the highest standards for both artist and the viewing public and enforce an "originals only" policy. Exceptions are made for those applying under the heading of Printmaking and Photography where prints must be printed by the photographer, signed and numbered. Artist must be present for the duration of the show.
Fees: $35
Commission: 0
E-mail: Deborah Venezia
Phone: 630.355.2530
Website: http://napervilleartleague.com
Prospectus: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=4408
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Wichita, Kansas
Deadline: April 8, 2016
Posted: 1/13/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: July 8 - August 7, 2016
Title: Abstract National Exhibition
Sponsor/Venue: Wichita Center for the Arts
Awards: $7,500 and purchase awards
Juror: Sandra Duran Wilson
Eligibility: Open to all artists living and working in North America. Artists may submit any two-dimensional abstract, nonrepresentational works in any media including watercolor, oil, gouache, casein, acrylics, inks, prints, graphite, etching, charcoal, pastel, collage, pencil, mixed media and others (excluding installation art). Artwork must have been created in the past two years. Works need to be framed and wired for hanging -- no clip frames. Wrapped canvases are permitted. Each artist may enter up to three pieces. All artwork must be for sale.
Fees: 3 for $30
Commission: 40%
Send SASE to: Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central, Wichita, KS 67206
E-mail: Amy Reep
Phone: 316-634-2787
Website: http://www.wcfta.com
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/1TUqi0T
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: April 9, 2016
Posted: 1/13/16
 
 Title: The Manifest Artist Residency (MAR) Award
Sponsor: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Venue: Manifest Gallery
Eligibility: All serious emerging or established artists working in any media or genre are invited to submit complete applications to Manifest's Artist Residency program (MAR). The MAR is a one-year residency providing free 24/7 use of a private studio adjacent to Manifest Gallery, consideration for paid teaching within Manifest Drawing Center program, regular public exposure of artwork and studio during Manifest exhibit receptions to thousands of visitors across the year, and much more.
Fees: $50 per application
Send SASE to: P.O. Box 6218, Cincinnati, OH 45206
E-mail: Jason Franz
Phone: 513-861-3638
Website: http://www.manifestgallery.org
Prospectus: http://www.manifestgallery.org/masterpieces/index.html
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Deadline: April 12, 2016
Posted: 12/10/15
 
 Exhibit Dates: June 17-19, 2016
Title: Stone Arch Bridge Festival
Venue: Minneapolis Riverfront
Awards: Festival Favorites awards in each category
Eligibility: 250 artists will fill Main Street and Father Hennepin Park to sell original artwork. Last summer more than 100,000 people attended.
Fees: $25 Jury Fee, various booth fees
Commission: none
E-mail: Heather Williams
Phone: (952) 473-6422
Website: http://www.stonearchbridgefestival.com
Prospectus: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=4612
 

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Crawford, Nebraska
Deadline: April 30 RSVP
Posted: 1/11/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: June 18-21, 2016
Title: Old West Themed Artist Photoshoot
Sponsor: M. Jean Norman
Venue: Our Heritage Guest Ranch
Eligibility: All artists are welcome! Most of the photos will be taken on our 3600 acres. We have a wonderful display of prairie, badlands, ponds and deep cedar filled canyons. We will have models trailing and working cattle. Camping fireside in old tents and some with TeePees. We have someone haying with a team and antique equipment. We will also be haying with motorized machines. A day will be spent at the neighbor's old west town. A sod house is near for Pioneer shots. A trip to Fort Robinson can be arranged for those artists desiring that sort of scenery.
Fees: $600, or $750 to stay on the ranch in a dormitory setting (See website for more lodging info)
Phone: Jean Norman 308-430-1239
Website: http://on.fb.me/1PTlDLB
Prospectus: http://on.fb.me/1PTlDLB
 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: May 6, 2016
Posted: 1/13/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: July 8 - August 5, 2016
Title: Master Pieces: 10th Annual International MFA/MA Exhibit
Sponsor: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Venue: Manifest Gallery
Eligibility: This tenth installment of the Master Pieces project will continue to reveal the intensity and professionalism of students working towards their MFA or MA. Manifest's goal, is to select works that in the truest sense of the word are contemporary masterpieces-works that set the standard of quality that the artist is expected to maintain throughout his or her professional career and justify the degree of Master.
Fees: $36 for up to 3 entries, $10 for each additional entry
Send SASE to: P.O. Box 6218, Cincinnati, OH 45206
E-mail: Jason Franz
Phone: 513-861-3638
Website: http://www.manifestgallery.org
Prospectus: http://www.manifestgallery.org/masterpieces/index.html
 

REGIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Palatine, Illinois
Deadline: May 31, 2016
Posted: 2/3/16
 
 Exhibit Dates: September 10-11, 2016
Title: An Art Affair Around the Square
Sponsor: Palatine Jaycees
Venue: Palatine Towne Square
Eligibility: Artists of all ages and specialties are encouraged to apply, including watercolor, acrylic, oil, pottery, fine jewelry, stained glass and pastels.
Fees: $25 Jury Fee, $175 Exhibit Space
Send SASE to: P.O. Box 1517, Palatine, IL 60078-1517
E-mail: Sarah McKillop
Phone: 847-604-0288
Website: http://artaffairpalatine.com/
Prospectus: http://bit.ly/1SYWwLj

 
SUBMIT A CALL FOR ARTISTS: Promote art & photography contests, juried exhibitions, art festivals, or any other artists' opportunities.